Posts Tagged ‘auto-immune disease’

Auto-Immune Disease – let’s get well!!

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
5 Things You Can Do to Help Reverse Your Autoimmune Disease That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You
  1. Heal Your Gut. Your gut is your gateway to health. …
    • look at your blood for signs of fungus, candida, parasites, bacteria and viral infections
    • have kinesiology sessions to support better immunity – and find old infections!
    • break down the biofilms in your body with specific herbs and nutrients
    • boost your gut immunity and heal your gut!
  2. Optimize Your Diet. …
    • what is best for you?  we can work towards finding if your body needs a paleo diet, ketogenic diet, weightloss process such as HCG, auto-immune paleo, specific carbohydrate diet
    • remove the toxins – eat fresh, healthy, organic foods
    • think of being toxin free, pesticides free, GMO free
  3. Reduce Your Toxic Burden. …
    • look at all of your products – for washing, cleaning, hair and body products – start researching which ingredients are toxic for your immune system
  4. Heal Your Infections. …
    • start the process.  help infections out of your body, boost your immunity.
  5. Relieve Your Stress.
    • huge!!!  see us for kinesiology, massage, universal consciousness and supplements specific for stress!

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

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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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

Foods Causing Inflammation and Pain: New Research!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Are Foods Making us sick, causing us pain?!  Time to take a new look at research from around the world!

I’ve just returned from a anti-ageing & obesity congress on natural medicine, we had speakers from around the world, experts in their fields, researchers in inflammatory processes of foods (and the body), and basically we found that over 30 years, research has been done looking into prevention of many health issues:  diabetes, cancer, heart disease and auto-immune diseases… with changing the foods we eat, or negating the inflammatory effects of foods.

There are links with really specific genes interacting with certain allergenic foods – these activate our genetic ability to create disease, unfortunately at this stage there is no medical test which finds these connections, however, the  following have been found to create issues:

  1. Grains, especially wheat and gluten containing foods cause ‘leaky gut’.  Every time we eat wheat and gluten, our gut isn’t as strong as it should be and ‘food particles’ are released into the bloodstream creating inflammation.  Inflammation causes pain and disease.  Wheat and gluten are not good!
  2. Saponin and lectin containing foods also create leaky gut and inflammation.  Studies were done to find out which foods had the highest amounts of these substances: pretty much all grains contain these in differing amounts, but soy scored the highest andd rice, amaranth, wheat, barley, oats all contained these substances.
  3. Dairy milk creates insulin resistance, a pre-diabetic condition.  It is also linked to short-sightedness and acne.  Interestingly, in our clinic when we’ve improved the insulin resistance in clients, their eyesight often improves, they see things much more clearly.  So kids drinking milk, getting acne and needing glasses has now been linked to being a pre-diabetic condition.  Insulin in big amounts is very inflammatory!  At the very least pop in to our clinic and have your insulin resistance checked out!

So basically we found compelling research that the health conditions killing people these days:  cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity are very much linked to the food choices, including many ‘healthy’ choices, so once again, food needs to be individualised.

What to do?

The Paleo Diet/Mediterranean Diet/Keto Diet/Shake It Diet

These diets consistently help the body heal and repair.  They all have:

  • plenty of high quality proteins: meats, fish, eggs, low-fat hard cheeses, nuts and seeds
  • plenty of good quality vegetables (3 handfuls per meal) and fruits (best are the berries, lots of colours, only 1/2 cup per day)
  • plenty of fluids such as herbal teas, dandelion coffee, purified water
  • limited grains
  • limited dairy milk
  • limited coffee, tea and alcohol

And then we’re looking at reducing inflammation each time we eat…  For example, we could take a couple of purified fish oil capsules such at MetaPure EPA/DHA each time we eat, or some high potency gut bacteria such as Ultra Flora Immune.

So, that’s it for today,
Have a great one…
Madonna Guy, Naturopath, Brisbane, Australia
4BC & BayFM Naturopath
3348 6098/0417 643 849

Stem Enhance & Natural Cellular Defence for Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinsons Disease

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Is your life, or the life of a loved one, hampered by chronic auto-immune conditions?

At New Leaf Natural Therapies we have had great success with auto-immune diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.  Hope truly is out there if you have these, or other auto-immune disorders such as fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, hashimotos & Graves Disease and much more.  Our practitioners and team have a combined 60 years experience within the natural therapies industry, and plenty of experience with auto-immune diseases.

Interestingly, the experience our practitioners and I have had as newer, stronger and more effective supplementation is much available, has been even better.  We utilise detoxification products (auto-immune conditions are heavily linked with heavy metal toxicity) and products which increase the production of stem cells, products which balance the immune system (as auto-immunity is like having an ADHD immune system – overworking to attack specific cells in the body).

We provide the following tests for people with chronic auto-immune disease:

  1. live blood analysis: looking at immunity, anti-oxidant levels, invisible toxicity, sluggish or overactive immunity, essential fatty acid levels and more;
  2. acidity levels – the more acidic the body is the more risk of chronic disease, the more minerals are ‘pulled’ from the bones, nerves, muscles and brain;
  3. reasons for auto-immunity – gut issues such as leaky gut, helicobacter, candida, celiac disease, insulin resistance.  All of these conditions increase inflammation and toxicity levels in the gut, and the gut is home to over 70% of the immune system;
  4. BMI, fat mass & muscle mass readings with Cellular Analysis: if the BMI (body mass index) is over 30 then inflammation continues unabated in the body regardless of the amount of anti-inflammatories (natural or drug) are being taken, so working on the BMI is imperative.

So the treatment involves working on inflammation and acidity, the immune system, weight issues, toxicity levels, gut and liver health. Wow, can it be done???  It sure can, ask about our payment plans for saving you money on our programmes today!

Madonna Guy
New Leaf  Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane