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How to cure diabetes naturally! Did you even know you could?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Let’s think about diabetes for a moment.  By the time diabetes is found medically, often the pancreas can no longer make insulin and drugs are given – for the rest of our lives!

Of course there are genetic reasons for diabetes – but it’s amazing how many of us, perhaps knowingly, perhaps not – cause the destruction of our own pancreatic cells.  The pancreas makes at least 8 known hormones – by the time we have diabetes, doctors tell us it’s too late.  Is this true?  Do you simply trust your doctor 100% without a second thought?

I’ve been working with the health of the pancreas since 1995 and I find that assuming the cells aren’t totally dead, they can be resurrected!  But let’s look at what happens in the 5, 10, 20 years before we’re diagnosed with diabetes…  Some combination of the following will have happened, and generally we’ll turn a blind eye if it doesn’t suit our fun times and our lifestyle…

  1. putting on weight – tummy measurements over 32.5 inches for women and over 34.5 inches for men (or our BMI is over 30) increase inflammatory hormones – which in turn lowers the amount of digestive hormones released from stomach, small intestines, pancreas, liver and gall bladder.  Losing weight is challenging if a. you don’t make up your mind to do it b. you don’t find the right weight loss process and c. you don’t have the support in the background to manage the detoxification throughout the process.  We love the keto diets; shake it programmes and HCG Rapid weight loss processes.  Sometimes you can do it with just nutritional support, but not very often…
  2. are you insulin resistant?  So you haven’t as yet shown up as having diabetes but you suspect you’re on your way (and in denial perhaps?)  Do you have any of the following symptoms that you’ve been wondering if it’s linked to a pre-diabetic condition?
    • thirsty all the time?
    • wake through the night and need water?
    • sugar cravings?  poor blood sugar?
    • need carbohydrates with every meal?
    • moody if you’ve missed a meal?
    • headaches if you miss a meal?
    • alcohol cravings?
    • poor digestion?
    • fatty liver?
    • hunger?
    • memory issues – poor memory is linked to dementia which is linked to high levels of insulin destroying the extremities (the brain)
    • fatigue?
    • blurred vision
  3. stress – stress is known to inhibit digestive hormones as well.  Do you sweep your stress under the carpet?  Or do you do anything about it?  We support stress with kinesiology, acupuncture, nutritional and herbal medications – we support lifestyle choices such as lowering alcohol levels; yoga; eating a healthy diet; stretching; exercise and pilates… What is your greatest de-stressor!!
  4. diet – there is so much misinformation out there in relation to diet and mostly doctors and dieticians support high carbohydrate diets, with plenty of servings of grain daily.  This is ludicrous given the masses of information out there about how an imbalance of carbohydrates in the diet exhaust the pancreas.  It makes me so cranky!  In order to reverse pancreatic damage you need to give it a rest!  For months!  Cut out the wheat, grains, sugars, alcohol, cereals, breads, cakes, pastries!  You can HEAL your PANCREAS!!  Eating badly is fun, but it’s still a choice to create damage in our bodies. Kinesiology can support you in finding out what foods your body is having issues with – what’s slowing down your metabolism?  Your thyroid?  Activating your adrenals?  Messing with your pancreas?
  5. pain killers – some people find one of the side effects of taking pain killing medication is that their digestive tract plays up.  As pain killers reduce inflammation (obviously what we’re after if we take them) they also accidentally shut down other inflammatory processes such as digestive functions and immune function.
  6. addictions – many of our addictions mess with our pancreas.  Alcohol.  Sugar.  2pm chocolate.  Soft drinks.  Diet soft drinks.  By ‘self-medicating’ we are often slowly poisoning our bodies (and we know it) and just keep hoping we’re going to get away with it.
  7. toxicity – toxins can bind with receptors all over the body – and inhibit the release of enzymes and hormones.  When we’ve had lots of toxicity due to chemotherapy, radiation, medications for pain, anti-biotics and vaccinations, not to mention pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified foods – OMG where does it end – any organ of the body that cops the overload of toxicity can suffer.

So…  What do we do about it?

  1. start working on improving your body composition.  We want the BMI below 25.
  2. are you a skinny fat person?  We can do a BioImpedance Screening and check out the fat mass; muscle mass and hydration levels – if we’re skinny fat our body can actually be acting as though our BMI is over 30.
  3. deal with your stress.  Find someone you trust and start dealing with it until it doesn’t hurt to deal with it anymore!
  4. own your diet, own your choices!   Start chatting to us about what foods will really start moving you in the direction towards health.
  5. improve the health of your body – find out which supplements you need!  Talk to us at New Leaf about what reverses your sugar cravings.
  6. improve the health of your stem cells so that you can repair your damaged cells?  Stem Cell Nutrition supports better health and wellbeing overall.   Only stem cells replace destroyed cells – of any type – in your body.   Check out these products at madonnaguy.cerule.com
  7. start finding ways of detoxifying and reducing your unneeded medications and addictions– this takes time, energy and effort – but if you’re fatigued and have symptoms, isn’t it time to give your body a chance to heal?
  8. get some testing done at New Leaf to find out WHAT you NEED…
    1. Chromium and vanadium are two ingredients of insulin.  If these are low in your body you CAN’T make insulin.  Our OligoScan will tell you this.
    2. Insulin resistance testing – this quick test lets us know if you’re on the way to diabetes.  The OligoScan will also let you know.
    3. Accurate BMI – find out if your body is highly inflamed?  Looking at your blood and doing a VLA BioImpedance Screening can let you know how inflamed your body is…
    4. Diabetes is considered an auto-immune condition – this means your body is inflamed, has immune issues and leaky gut, and oxidative stress.  Our testing will let you know where you’re sitting on this see-saw!  and for number 9…. this one’s up to you… what’s your big trigger!?
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Spring Specials! Available until 31/10/15

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Chi Nei Tsang

Have you heard about Chi Nei Tsang?  This abdominal massage which has its origins in Thailand, has been used for hundreds of years.  Imagine your core abdominal muscles and organs working well.  Our experienced massage therapists have been working with Abdominal Massage for more than 3 years – it’s amazing for:

  • immune issues – 80-90% of immunity is in the gut
  • abdominal issues and lower back pain
  • liver and gall bladder dysfunction
  • fertility issues – endometriosis, painful periods, PCOD, prostate issues
  • anxiety & stress – releasing scar tissue from the diaphragm
  • lymphatic congestion – the abdomen is indeed ‘the core’ of health

Your next Chi Nei Tsang Treatment is only $89!

Looking at your Blood –  is a process where we need 1-2 drops of blood – you see your blood on a monitor for 20-40 minutes and shows the healthy and vitality of your red blood cells and white blood cells – the ones that fight cold, flu, viruses – the ones that are anti-allergic, the ones that are inflammatory.

It’s a cool way of checking out your cellular health, and give you inspiration to keep it that way.

Your next 1 hour where we look at your blood on the screen with Georgia is only $169 or $199 with Madonna – if you mention Monkey Chimp Email!

Reflexology

I’m constantly impressed by the feedback I get from clients with regards to Carole’s reflexology treatments.  Reflexology improves the health of all your body’s organs – your spleen, your immunity, your gut and liver – your metabolism / thyroid / adrenal system.

Your next Reflexology Treatment is only $89!

OligoScan. Yes, I know, I keep mentioning it, but I really, really love it!  Just say we see via the OligoScan that your selenium and zinc are low and you constantly get the flu… well these nutrients are crucial for immunity.
We often find low iodine, low magnesium (also linked to exhaustion and thyroid issues) linked to chronic weight issues.  Not to mention high heavy metal levels in those who can’t lose weight.  The body will often refuse to lose weight if it’s toxic – it’s trying to protect you, but very annoying when you’re doing everything right.  Detoxing can be necessary.

Your next OligoScan / Consult Combo with Georgia or Madonna is only $299!

Health issues and don’t know why? Is it leaky gut?!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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Cancer Research Into Natural Therapies…The Results Keep on Coming!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

New Leaf Natural Therapies support dealing with any type of cancer – naturally.  Natural therapies are crucial in creating the condition in your body where cancer doesn’t become the only thing in your life.   All studies are showing that those people who choose to combine natural therapies with medical treatments have the best outcomes and longevity.

Cancer research shows that in order to create cancer at least 32 genes on both the mother’s and father’s sides of the family need to be ‘switched on’.  In order to ‘switch on’ these dodgy genes, it takes at least 4 years of long-term issues with:

  • poor dietary choices
  • weight issues
  • lack of exericse
  • too much exericse
  • stress
  • environmental toxicity
  • different medications such as pain killers
  • anesthetics for operations/teeth repair and maintenance
  • and much more.  Any combination can damage our genes to an extent that may create cancer.

New Leaf Natural Therapies can support your body in helping before, during, after medical cancer treatment:

  1. Naturopathy:  we can monitor your progress with Live Blood Screenings, Cellular Health Analysis; Acidity, kidney, liver and pancreatic function testing.  Our experienced naturopaths look at lifestyle and dietary choices, lifestyle stressors, environmental toxins – and help to create a treatment programme which improves every area of your life.
  2. Kinesiology:  like acupuncture, kinesiology boosts energy circuits in the body, targets emotional patterns that may be involved in creating further health problems, boost immune system, boost hormonal function, aid detoxification.
  3. Testing Procedures:  Live Blood Screenings and VLA Bio-impedance Analysis etc.  We can support your health and body through this time.  Keeping an eye on your health with these tools give us concrete information that is useful in determining what needs to be done in terms of supplementation, nutritional support, immune support, detoxification, exercise and more.

Don’t wait to turn your health around,

Madonna Guy ND
Naturopath
New Leaf Natural Therapies, Wynnum, Brisbane
3348 6098

Bio-impedance Analysis/VLA process

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Client Question: What is the VLA/Bioimpedance Analysis approach and how much is it?

Answer: It is a 15 minute test with a practitioner (so it includes 15 minute consultation time) at New Leaf and gives the following information:

1. Accurate Body Mass Index
2. Biological Age Based on Bone and Muscle Quality, Fat Mass, Active Tissue Mass and Cellular energy
3. Phase Angle – the amount of cellular energy we are getting
4. Fluid – we are supposed to … have about 60% of fluid inside the cells and 40% on the outside of the cells – it lets us know if this is happening, and if not, how ‘leaky’ our cells are
5. Risk factor for heart disease and diabetes based on fat mass, muscle mass, muscle quality, abdominal fat
6. Muscle Quality and Muscle Mass
7. Fat Mass

The cost for the 15 minutes at New Leaf is from $73.  Cheaper for those on health plans.
For people who have had weight issues long-term we also have a 1 hour combination which is normally over $290 – ask about internet specials when you call – that includes the VLA, an insulin resistance test, some urine tests to find acid levels, kidney function etc and a consult…

Fantastic for those with chronic fatigue, chronic inflammation, adrenal fatigue, weight issues, thyroid issues…

07 3348 6098

Lupus & Other Auto-Immune Conditions – A Naturopathic Perspective

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Lupus & Other Auto-Immune Conditions – A Naturopathic Perspective

Auto-Immune conditions such as lupus require balance throughout life.  Medically the options are limited:  harsh medications that don’t actually fix the underlying causes (and clog up the major organs of the body so they’re are more dysfunctional), but there is SO MUCH WE CAN DO to help to balance the body and keep the symptoms as minimal as possible.

1.  Look after your gut: 70-80% of the immune system  is in the gut – Lupus/Auto-immune conditions occur when the immune system is overstimulated into attacking certain tissues of the body.  In other words, the body can think that your skin, or your thyroid, or your ligaments and tendons are a virus or bacteria and then the immune system works hard to kill it!!  That’s why we feel so dreadful when an auto-immune system is in full swing.

Keys to looking after your gut:

Know your allergies/intolerances
Find out if you have DPP4 enzyme deficiencies
Are you gut enzymes working to break down sugars, carbohydrates, proteins and fats?
Is your pancreas balancing your blood sugar on a daily basis?
Has your body dealt with old viruses and viral particles?
Do you have leaky gut/gut permeability?
Is there heavy metal toxicity in the gut, that is shutting down the enzyme release from the gut?
Vitamin D deficiency is one cause of leaky gut – getting some sunshine daily?

2.  Decrease stress in your world: what are your major stress triggers?  Stress is one of the intangible causes of auto-immune conditions.  Stress can shut down your gut, overload your liver, make it really challenging to balance your blood sugar, increase your adrenal stress and shut down your thyroid and so much more.  Stress is huge and finding a way to deal with it daily it crucial with chronic health conditions such as auto-immunity!  Try the following:

Yoga and meditation
Kinesiology balancing to help eliminate old stress patterns and boost immunity
Relaxing Massage has been found to increase feel good hormones and lower pain levels
There are supplements that can be prescribed that help to destress the nerves, balance the hormones, boost feel-good hormones and more
Sleep – a good night sleep is so important to maintain good health, immunity and wellbeing

3.  Full Filter Detox: It is so important to keep your body’s filtering mechanisms as functional as possible throughout life.  The immune system is one of the filters – for the body to kick an auto-immune system into action, our filters can’t have been working properly…  The core filters of the body are the digestive tract (stomach, small intestine, large intestine), liver, immune system (crucial in cleansing the blood every second of every day) and the kidneys.  If these are dysfunctional it’s not hard to imagine our body will be filling up with toxins and our immune system will struggle!

Testing Processes we can do to keep on top of our health:
Live Blood Screenings:
with this fabulous technique we are looking at red and white blood cells – your red blood cells make up 1/4 of all the cells in your body – we can see instantly immune dysfunction, liver stress (fibrinogen), signs of leaky gut, signs of parasites and more…  Just 1 drop of blood.
Urine Tests: Multisticks and Urinary Indicans – these urine tests allow us to find out if we are digesting our proteins, if we have an underlying infection, if our kidneys are fully functional or struggling, if we have too much bad bacteria in the gut and more…  Simple.
Candida and Helicobacter Tests: are there underlying issues such as these causing problems that we don’t even know about?
Kinesiology for allergies/intolerances/energy mismatches/DPP4 enzyme deficiencies – find out what foods should be in your world and what shouldn’t.  There are so many intolerances where the only symptom is the auto-immune condition itself.  We can help you target your diet to be the best it can be.
Insulin Resistance Testing: we are one of the few places who test for insulin resistance.  Doctors check for blood sugar and don’t even think about diabetes until it’s through the roof.  This test finds pre-diabetic conditions early, and then we know how to fix it!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Brisbane, Australia
3348 6098

5 Keys to Getting Rid of Gout

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Gout is a nasty, painful conditions, creating pain in the joints caused by little acid crystals:

  • anything that makes our body acidic may cause further gout attacks;
  • grains, sugar, alcohol and fruits are all very acid forming
  • protein is acid forming but hugely important for maintaining muscles, ligaments, tendons & nerves
  • increase vegetable juices and vegetables – especially green leafies such as spinach, bok choy, broccoli etc
  • cut out alcohol until gout attacks disappear

Supplements which may be of benefit:

  • G-Tox – fabulous product we stock which is a fabulous alkaliser, detoxifier, kidney and gut cleanser, highly nutritional
  • Stem enhance – helps regenerate joints, ligaments and other damaged tissue
  • Kaprex – natural anti-inflammatory which creates no inflammatory problems for the gut

What tests we can do?

  • live blood screening:  finds uric acid crystals in some individuals
  • bioimpedance analysis: finds levels of inflammation in the cells
  • urinary tests to check for kidney stress and ph levels

Give us a call – we can help!!

So… your insulin resistance is too high – on the way to diabetes?

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

You know, I hear it in my clinic each and every day – my doctor’s checked my blood sugar levels and I’m totally ok…  Doug or I check their insulin resistance and it’s in the high risk for diabetes.  It’s damaging and inflammatory and it’s NOT OK!

What is insulin resistance?

It means that when you eat carbohydrates (anything that turns into sugar – grains, sugar, flour, fruits, starchy vegies (potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, corn etc) creates insulin which, instead of creating energy, increases inflammation and is NOT giving you energy…  Your cell membranes are either not functioning properly – not allowing insulin inside the cells OR the internal pathways within the cells are getting jammed and not allowing the energy production from insulin.

Is insulin bad?

No.  It is a crucial hormone – each and every cell in your body requires it to make energy.

Is insulin resistance bad?  What health problems does insulin resistance cause?

Yes!  When insulin isn’t getting into our cells it becomes a very inflammatory and dangerous hormone which has the ability to create:

  • blood sugar issues
  • dizziness
  • diabetes
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • dementia
  • memory issues
  • degeneration of the nerves in our hands, feet and brain
  • chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • insulin, being a hormone, if out of whack can create an imbalance with any other hormone

How can I find out if I have insulin resistance?

We do a simple blood test (2-3 drops from your finger – the more hydrated you are the easier the test is!!!) which gives us the results in about 3-4 minutes.  Easy!

Are there supplements I can take to reverse insulin resistance?

Yes there are:  My favourite supplements are

  • Insulex; 6 daily which is for insulin resistance combined with lots of pain
  • Resist X; 4 daily which is for insulin resistance, sugar cravings and low energy (also helps girls gain a ‘waist’ over a period of time; contains ingredients such as korean ginseng, cinnamon and chromium
  • combination of these 2 if it’s really dangerous!
  • Krill oil works through increasing HDL cholesterol (good HDL levels are crucial for good hormone production and decreasing our risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes) – there are many qualities of krill oil – be careful with supermarket brands
  • Shake It Extra – high protein meal replacement with the ingredients of insulex in the formula.

What foods should I avoid until my insulin resistance is within the ‘safe’ range?

Anything that turns into sugar is very inflammatory and exhausting for your body to cope with when we have insulin resistance:

  • All grains and flours:  wheat, rye, spelt, rice, oats, barley
  • All fruits
  • All starchy vegetables:  potatoes, pumpkin, carrots…
  • breads, cakes, cereals (obviously – they contain the ingredients above)
  • sugar (yes, I commonly get ask if it’s bad)
  • alcohol – turns straight into sugar – and our body burns it down first, before anything else!

Starting to make a little sense??

Talk soon,

Madonna
Chief Clinician
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849

Chronic Fatigue Sufferers – there really is hope!!!

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

So you’ve had every test done under the sun, and they can’t find anything wrong.

We can help!

We are specialists in finding the causes of problems such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia!  Here are a few things your doctor may never have told you:

  1. Genetic breakdown – we can see in live blood analysis a damaged monocyte – monocytes should have one nuclei, and yet when our telomeres (which protect our genes from damage) shrink, the monocytes start having more than one nuclei – we can see this and determine if this is part of your chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia.
  2. Liver Toxicity – the liver does a million things – we all know this, but it’s not a very good multi-tasker.  If it is overloaded by stress hormones, adrenalin hormones, pain hormones or toxicity from an environmental cause, then quite often it just shuts down.  Normal liver tests only show us when the liver is breaking down.  We can see signs with live blood analysis and bio-impedance analysis…  further signs that the medical tests aren’t looking for.
  3. Caffeine/Sugar/Wheat/Dairy Addiction – if our body has low cellular energy (which we can determine correctly from VLA/bio-impedance analysis testing), then we turn to foods, caffeine, sugar, wheat and dairy to give us what we need…  Wheat and dairy, particularly, can cause total exhaustion if we have a DPP4 enzyme deficiency – this can cause wheat and dairy to create ‘opioids’ in the bloodstream.  Opioids can cause either total exhaustion or manic behaviour depending on how it affects us.  If it’s caffeine and sugar, these exhaust the adrenal glands further and make the chronic fatigue last longer.
  4. Allergies:  quite often people have NO signs of allergies other than exhaution.  Over the years we’ve seen allergy signs such as depression and anxiety, stress, hormonal toxicity, pain, headaches and migraines and more.  We use live blood analysis and kinesiology to determine how allergic the body is and what we’re allergic to.  This is VERY DIFFERENT to medical allergy testing.  We also find sensitivites and intolerances, which can cause all of the huge problems that allergies do.  We also do a rotational diet, where appropriate, and slowly re-introduce foods and find out if they are causing issues.
  5. Insulin Resistance: Doctors will always check for blood sugar, but rarely (we’ve NEVER seen it) checked for insulin resistance.  You can have the most perfect diet, but not be getting nutrients out of your food.  All cells, including the brain, require insulin for energy.  If your body is insulin resistant, you are not getting energy from your food, you are burning muscle and muscle nutrients for energy…  this is a very bad, pre-diabetic condition.
  6. What do we suggest for long-term improvement and recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia? Firstly we need to safely, carefully and slowly detoxify.  We use a combination of infrared saunas, frequency specific microcurrent, natural supplements such as Adrenotone, Resist X, Meta B Complex.  For oestrogen detoxification we use Estrofactors, Meta I3C, OestroCalm.  For Adrenal and nerve regeneration we use Adaptan, Stressan, Relaxan and Resilian.  For liver toxicity we use Phyto Essentials, PhytoPro, Lipogen and Silymarin.  We also recommend lymphatic drainage massage and kinesiology to help detoxify emotional toxins, liver toxins etc.

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849

Burning Pain in the Stomach – Could It Be Helicobacter?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Burning Pain in the Stomach

When you go to your doctor and complain of pain and burning in your solar plexus, and he recommends Zantac or Tagamet for an ulcer, ask him what he thinks about the ‘theory’ that this condition is caused by an infection. If he gives you the old doctor-shrug, decline his prescriptions, pay him for his time, and come and see us and have a helicobacter pylori test and a live blood screening.

Helicobacter is a genus of spiral bacteria that amazingly are able to survive the severe acidity of the stomach. We have known of the existence of such bacteria since 1889 but it wasn’t until nearly 100 years later that the significance of these bacteria was realized.

Until the 1980’s, stomach ulcers were treated with an assortment of antacids with the idea that excess acid had caused the ulcer. In fact, most stomach and duodenal ulcers of humans stem from infection with Helicobacter bacteria.

Helicobacter survives the extreme acidity of the stomach by using enzymes to create its own layer of protective bicarbonate. This little “safety suit” allows the bacteria to burrow into the stomach’s mucus layer. Its presence generates inflammation in the stomach tissue.

Many patients are colonized by Helicobacter and do not develop symptoms; however, if Helicobacter penetrates deeply enough, it will bind to the mucus secreting cells of the stomach disrupting their ability to produce normal mucus.

Ultimately, the mucus lining is disrupted, stomach acid gains access to the stomach tissue, and burning results. Ulcers are thus formed. Making matters worse, Helicobacter organisms are able to stimulate extra acid secretion by the stomach tissue. More burning and more ulcers result and soon the patient is experiencing pain, nausea and/or vomiting.

H. pylori infection is most likely acquired by ingesting contaminated food and water and through person to person contact. In the United States, 30% of the adult population is infected. (50% of infected persons are infected by the age of 60.)

The infection is more common in crowded living conditions with poor sanitation. In countries with poor sanitation, 90% of the adult population can be infected

If you have a chronic infection with H. pylori, it weakens the natural defences of the lining of the stomach against the ulcerating action of acid and can cause severe health problems.  Live Blood Analysis lets us know how damaged the gut and the liver are in relation to the Helicobacter.  If you are one of the 50% who don’t have helicobacter, then the live blood analysis gives plenty of other information and reasons for the pain in your tummy.

To find out whether or not you have an ulcer, it can’t hurt to test for H. pylori. Call us today on 07 3348 6098  and book in for a helicobacter pylori test and live blood analysis.  Ask if there are any website specials for this combination of tests!

Yours in Health
Madonna Guy ND
Naturopath
New Leaf Natural Therapies