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Friday, January 12th, 2018

Biofilm, Infections & Chronic health problems

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

   Ew!!  Let’s talk yucky mucus!   This is a fungal ball – the result of anti-bitoics which allow fungus to grow, and then the body releases mucus to sop up the fungus.  Yuck!

Research is showing that biofilm (a mucus substance that is released to ‘sop up’ bacterial, fungal and viral particles) in the average person – with a normal history of vaccines and anti-biotic use, is holding up to 20 chronic infections in our bodies.  Why?

  • Anti-biotic use:  one dose of anti-biotics can destroy our gut lining, and our bacterial, viral and fungal combination in our gut for up to 7 years IF we haven’t done anything to repair the dose.  Because anti-biotics upset our gut lining, our body makes biofilm to help to soothe it, often containing the bug-particles that we’ve been killing off.  Anti-biotics are anti-bacterial – but they may allow candida, fungus, viruses or cancer cells to get out of hand…
  • Pain killers – yep!  Any medical pain killers are anti-inflammatory by nature (makes sense!) but did you know that the process of killing bad bacteria or viruses or fungus or candida or cancer cells is indeed inflammatory?  In other words, the more pain killers we take, the more chronic infections we can have lurking in our systems.  If you take pain-killers you must be on probiotics to balance your body


  • Vaccines – the ‘adjuvants’ in vaccines – the mercury and aluminium – are highly toxic to the gut lining and to our immune cells.  These heavy metals not only make our bodies need to make more biofilm, but they destroy good gut bacteria and good gut viruses and can turn them into nasty disease forming bugs.
  • We have 24,000 genes which will last our lifetime.  We have between 1000-2500 different types of bacteria, viruses, candida, fungal ‘bugs’ living in our bodies all the time (making up trillions of cells – this is our microbiome) – Bugs have a short shelf life – and as THEY replicate, THEY are learning how to live in OUR bodies.  If we’re stressed – they’re learning to live in a stressful environment.  If we’re toxic – they’re learning how to live in a toxic environment.

Where does the biofilm live in our bodies?

  • in our lungs (asthma), throat, sinuses (allergies), brain (it’s linked with dementia, autism, aspergers), heart (it’s linked with heart disease), abdominal cavity (linked to menstrual issues, gut issues and fertility issues), intestines (constipation, IBS, Crohns, diarrhoea), skin (acne, psoriasis, chronic skin issues)

What can we do about biofilm?

  • Kinesiology and Microcurrent helps your body to activate biofilm so that the immune system can recognise it and start dealing with it.
  • There are herbs, supplements and essential oils which help to break down biofilm and release old infections (so that we can deal with them) – favourite supplements at New Leaf are Bactrex, Parex, NasoClear, Herbal Throat Spray and N-acetyl cysteine.
  • Boost the immune system, tone the organs that have been damaged (lungs, gut, brain, throat, intestines), deal with the infections as they are released from deep inside and improve the way the body copes with stress.
  • Chi Nei Tsang and Reflexology can support the body in breaking down biofilm and boosting the immunity.

We can help.  Biofilm is linked to all chronic disease – not to mention kids health.

Ask about our OligoScan, Looking at your blood in real time… and Kinesiology testing.

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Understanding Chronic Infections

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Medical research is currently in the process of reframing the way we view infections, with the knowledge that most organisms in nature, including those in and on our bodies, for complex colonies known as biofilms.

These are communities of microbes that work collaboratively and live adhered to a surface, be it a rock at the bottom of a creek, the mucosa of our gut, or the surface of a tooth.

As a biofilm colony grows, it secretes and surrounds itself with an extracellular matrix substance to provide protection and stability.  This protective matrix gives the microbes within that community resistance to immune attack and antibiotics.  Additionally, when the biofilm community is attacked, it retains the ability to regrow from a few ‘persistor’ cells (a special form of the bacteria likened to a dormant seed), ready to regrow when the environment becomes favourable.  Alarmingly, 80% of infections are comprised of bacteria living in the biofilm phenotype, which makes them hidden, resistant and persistent.

It is important to note, however, that not all biofilms are detrimental.  The biofilm is the natural state for bacteria in the body, which means the normal commensal flora of the skin and mucous membranes also exist in a biofilm.  Our therapeutic approach, therefore, must not be focussed on eradicating all biofilms, but rather on ensuring the right balance of flora exists for optimal health.

  • We find that chronic biofilm imbalances, however, are found in:
    chronic fatigue syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • autism, ASD, aspergers, ADHD, ODD, behavioural problems
  • sinus and hayfever
  • asthma and respiratory problems such as URTI, chronic allergies
  • chronic bronchitis

On average, in current studies in the U.S., there are around 5-8 hidden infections lying latent in the body with ANY chronic health issue, including so many of our cancers, autism, mood and behavioural problems.  Both interesting and scary!

Let’s find it, treat it, and get you better!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies

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Paleo Diet – do’s and dont’s… not to mention why!

Monday, August 29th, 2011

So… you’ve heard of the Paleo Diet? (This article will not be useful for vegetarians/vegans)

I saw Loren Cordain (Author – The Paleo Diet) who’s been researching food and how it affects us for over 20 years, at a congress in 2009.  Loren was amazing.  He linked just about anything that wasn’t on the Paleo Diet to chronic disease.  This’ll be no surprise but preservatives, flavourings, processed foods, sugars, excessive salts, meats with marbled fat, foods that have been genetically changed, grains, grains, grains… all are linked with insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, ADHD, Aspergers and Autism, cancer, dementia and so much more.

The idea of the paleo diet is to eat what we are genetically designed to eat – for thousands of years.  Our body’s are not keeping up with the changes to foods in the past 50-100 years and as a race, we are suffering!  Think about your genes for just a second – do you have dodgy genes? Do you look at family members and think you’re just having a lot of bad-luck-health-wise?  Well, Paleo can help to reverse genetic defects by feeding our body the food it is genetically designed to eat!


Meats, seafood and eggs are perhaps the most important component of the Paleo Diet. So many people are reducing these foods for reasons such as cholesterol, bowel cancer, acidity, cancer – but to what effect?  These health issues have not reduced in the past 30 years – they’ve increased!  As always, there’s a balance in life!

In a perfect world, or if the choice is there, the meats, seafood and eggs should be organically grown, bred in the wild (not grain fed), and best choosing low-fat meats.  For example, here in Australia kangaroo meat is fantastic – 2% fat compared to lamb meat which has up to 40% marbled fat (even lean-lamb).   Obviously they shouldn’t be ‘breaded’ or ‘coated’ when cooking.

Vegetables are encouraged… pretty much all vegetables that can be eaten raw are allowed on the diet.  Since legumes are not permitted in Paleo, that means green beans and peas not allowed since they are legumes. Potatoes and other starchy tubers are not allowed.

Fruits… are generally allowed.  For those with insulin resistance (Triglycerides / HDL Cholesterol should be < 0.8) or who want to lose weight:  reducing to 1 piece per day until insulin resistance/weight gain is under control.

Nuts…are generally allowed.  For those trying to lose weight, keep nuts to around 140g daily.  Raw is best.  Cooking nuts changes good oils into carcinogenic oils.  Or lightly roast them yourself so that you are in control of heating, oils and salt.  Unsweetened almond milk and coconut milk are used in place of dairy milk.

Oils…  Generally oils from allowed plants are fine. Olive oil, nut oils, and flax seed oil are universally endorsed. Cordain recommends canola oil, but not coconut oil. Fish oil supplements are often recommended.

Beverages…  Cordain is quite lenient about beverages.  Many Paleo researchers say it’s water and tea, and limited quantities of juice – specifically no coffee and no alcohol. Cordain – anything other than water should only be drunk in moderation, with the following recommendations.

  • Diet soft-drinks (very controversial in the Paleo community from what I can tell – diet drinks contain neuro-toxins and naturopathically I would never recommend them.)
  • Coffee & Tea (limited)

Also, although in one place Cordain says alcohol “should be limited to an occasional glass of wine, beer, or spirits”, in another place in the book he defines moderation as:

  • Wine – 2 x 1/2 glasses
  • Beer – 1.5 glasses
  • Spirits – 2 x 1/2 glass (which is more than is recommended by anyone else, Paleo or not)


Refined Sugars

There is a long list of foods which are basically sugar – Some allow small amounts of honey or pure maple syrup – but this would have been a rare treat.


Yes, there were wild grains, and a few roasted kernels have been found in ancient fires. But really – how much wild grain could have been collected at a time? Answer: not much. Corn is a grain.

Starchy Tubers

No starchy tubers, including

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Yams
  • Cassava
  • Manioc
  • Some say beets

Legumes (Beans, Peas, Peanuts)

Generally not allowed – much is made of the lectins in legumes, but basically, no!

Dairy Products

No  Paleo researchers endorse eating dairy: milk, butter, cream, yogurt, ice cream, cheese,,,

Some Meats

Most processed meats (made with nitrites and additives) are not allowed, including hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and lunch meats, although sometime more healthy forms of these can be found. Cordain does not allow fatty cuts of meat, including poultry skin and dark meat.


Definitely avoid the following:

  • Corn oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Rice bran oil
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Palm Oil (environmentally – worst oil)

This includes products, such as mayonnaise, which include these oils.

Oils with a better ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids are preferred.  Cordain is down on coconut and palm oils yet other researchers allow these.


Using natural flavours/herbs is best.


  • Vinegar – Lemon or lime juice is preferred over vinegar; no pickled products.
  • Yeast is not allowed

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
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