Posts Tagged ‘Bio-Impedance Analysis’

Our Practitioners at New Leaf at a glance… 2012

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Madonna Guy ND

  • Working locally since 1995
  • Speaks regularly on the radio:  4BC Thursday nights 9pm and BayFM Friday mornings 9.15am
  • Created New Leaf Natural Therapies in 2008
  • Naturopath
  • Herbalist
  • Homeopath
  • Kinesiologist
  • LEAP (Learning Enhancement Acupressure Programme) Therapist
  • NOT (Neural Organisational Technique) Therapist
  • Natural Fertility Specialist
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Trained in Microcurrent Therapies
  • Trained in Live Blood Screenings
  • Trained in VLA Bio-impedance Analysis
  • HCG Weight Loss
  • Shake It Weight Loss
  • Helps clients from a ‘wholistic’ perspective
  • Many years helping people to detoxify – heavy metals, hormones, foods and intolerances

Katherine Lynn MST

  • Working at New Leaf since 2010
  • University trained Musculo-Skeletal Therapist
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Trained in Live Blood Screenings
  • LEAP (Learning Enhancement Acupressure Programme) Therapist
  • Uses a combination of Live Blood Screenings and Kinesiology to find the best nutrition combination for your body
  • Uses kinesiology to balance the body:  Physically, mentally, spiritually
  • Kinesiology teacher at Create Your Reality

Norm Todkill

  • Member of New Leaf team since 2011
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • 20 years experience as a teacher which developed his interest in supporting children with learning problems
  • Kinesiologist
  • LEAP (Learning Enhancement Acupressure Programme) Therapist
  • Specialising in:  learning problems, behavioural problems, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, chronic pain issues, dyslexia, ADHD, poor memory, stress
  • NOT (Neural Organisational Technique) Therapist
  • Loves working on the underlying causes of any health problems, whether or not it’s pain, emotional stress, weight issues, hormonal problems, acne

Doug Newitt ND

  • Member of the New Leaf team since 2010
  • Naturopath
  • Herbalist
  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Lester Cox Technique – process which realigns ligaments and tendons
  • Trained in Live Blood Screenings
  • Health coach (many years coaching experience with the Australian Cycling Team)
  • Weight Loss Programmes
  • Detox Programmes

Gabby Graham

  • Member of the team at New Leaf since 2007
  • Gabby has been working with Reiki/Energetic Healing for 10 years.  In that time Gabby has developed skills which help people clear ‘energetic’ rubbish that are causing disruptions in our ability to move forward with our live
  • This process helps the body to heal at a faster rate.  If you are someone who is super-sensitive to other people’s energy, or feels like a trauma in your life has stopped you moving forward – ask about Energetic Healing for you

New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098



Dangers and Radiation from High-Tech screenings: MRI’s Catscans Mammograms X-rays

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Dangers and Radiation from High-Tech screenings: MRI’s Catscans Mammograms X-rays
I found this article on Oprah’s website – Dr Oz…
thought you might find it interesting…
What we find in our clinic in live blood analysis and BLA bio-impedance analysis – poor immunity, disrupted white blood cell activity, poor liver function, inflamed cells, poor quality muscle mass,  fluid imbalances to name a few…
Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Naturopath/Kinesiologist Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
High-tech screenings could be exposing you to unnecessary radiation. Mehmet Oz, MD, explains how to dial down your dose.

Radiation is all around us—we absorb it every day from gases, minerals, and sunlight—and in small amounts, it’s nothing to worry about. But Americans today are exposed to seven times more radiation from diagnostic medical imaging tests than they were 30 years ago—thanks to the expanded use of X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and mammograms.

CT scans are the biggest culprits, delivering as much as 500 times the radiation of a standard X-ray, and potentially causing an estimated 1.5 to 2 percent of all cancers in the United States. More than 16 million CT scans were performed in hospital emergency rooms in 2007, up from 2.7 million in 1995, and a 2010 study found that more than a quarter of CT scans are being ordered by primary care physicians for the wrong reasons (for instance, to check for blood in the urine in a patient with a urinary tract infection).

I don’t want to scare you away from needed tests. When used properly, these scans have more benefits than risks. But there are a few ways you can protect yourself:

1. Keep a record of your CT scans, PET scans, and X-rays, and note any radiation treatment for cancer, plus any occupational radiation exposure (for example, if you work on an airline crew). Give a copy to your doctor.

2. The next time your physician recommends a diagnostic scan, ask:

  • How will having this exam improve my care?
    If the test’s outcome won’t change the diagnosis, you shouldn’t have it done.
  • Are there equally good alternatives?
    Some diagnostic scans, such as MRI or ultrasound, don’t emit radiation. If you need a CT scan and you weigh less than 180 pounds, your doctor may be able to decrease the radiation dose.
  • Can you use an older test result?
    Let your doctor know if you’ve received any imaging at another office or hospital within the past five years. He may be able to reexamine the results and spare you another round of radiation.

3. Wear a thyroid guard and lead apron during dental X-rays—recent research suggests that repeated exposure may be linked to thyroid cancer if patients aren’t properly protected. And ask whether you can receive a digital X-ray, which uses less radiation than film.

Remedial Massage in Wynnum, Brisbane. Benefits of Regular Remedial Massage

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Current Bonus:  30% off your initial massage – mention this website!!  Our beautiful natural therapies clinic in Wynnum, Brisbane, has a fantastic remedial massage team.  We also have Reiki sessions available with Gabby Graham.

Remedial Massage is very different today than it was 30 years ago.  Today is becoming more and more recognised as a way of repairing muscles and tendons:  these can be damaged through many problems in daily life – the product of overuse, trauma or bad posture.

Remedial massage involves a number of applied techniques involving deep pressure, trigger points released and longitudinal strokes on shortened and tight muscles to allow proper function and restore muscle strength.

Remedial Massage Technique: It uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage and to support and speed up the body’s own repair mechanisms. The massage is applied directly to the skin using a lubricating medium, usually oil, which ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder and mobilisation of the joint are deeply penetrated. Passive stretching moves are also used.

Benefits of Remedial Massage

Key benefits of Remedial Massage include: the stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; the calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and the toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility. An improvement to the health of the cells, the repairing of tissues, and the easing of stiffness and tension can also be experienced through therapeutic relaxation.

Muscular and skeletal dysfunctions often addressed with Remedial Massage include Fibrositis, Spondylitis, Arthritis, frozen shoulder, muscular cramps, Whiplash, muscular atrophy, sports and dancing injuries.

Ring and ask about our specials – we often have great bonuses available for first time clients!

Madonna Guy, Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Pain Relief Without Drugs at New Leaf Natural Therapies

Monday, November 30th, 2009

You can have Pain Relief without drugs at New Leaf Natural Therapies. Our lovely clinic in Wynnum provides a range of services: if you live elsewhere here are some ideas for you to look for when finding a clinic to take care of your pain – you too, can have pain relief without drugs, pain relief without medication!

Find the reasons for your pain and FIX THEM!  What? There are reasons for my pain?  Find a clinic that can do some scientific testing/treatments in order to achieve the following outcomes…

  1. How acidic are you? Knowing this number (both saliva and urinary) and working towards the optimal ph (7.2-7.35) will halt the destruction of joints, bones and organs.  Acidity creates an environment where just about every health problem can be created.  Jacqueline Dekoke ND recently had a client with massive health issues and got his acidity from 5.5 to 7.4 within 4 weeks.  Then the healing can begin!
  2. How much excess fluid is your body holding?  Our VLA  or Bio-impedance analysis machine let’s us know EXACTLY how much fluid is inside the cells and how much fluid is on the outside.  This also let’s us know how much excess fluid your body is holding.  WHY?  Because the body is clever, and it’s trying to dilute toxins, acidity and inflammation.  We find that this process takes some time:  we have trillions of cells in our body and to detoxify each one, takes a lot of time!
  3. Massage therapies:  Find yourself a fabulous massage therapist, like Ms Katherine Lynn or Ms Cherice Day, someone who can put together a treatment plan for you.  If your massage therapist has a plan – then work with them and trust them.  If it doesn’t feel like they’re helping you with your pain relief, then find someone else.  For example, with Alison’s combination of reflexology, remedial massage, shiatsu, lymphatic drainage and acupuncture, she’s a perfect choice – find a passionate massage therapist who’ll get your pain issues under control.
  4. How inflamed are you?  We use several testing processes to find out how inflamed you are:  Live Blood Analysis (signs such as fibrin, rouleaux, blood stickiness, protoplasts, red crystals…); bio-impedance analysis (let’s us know how leaky and stressed your cells are).  Once you know how inflamed your body is you can use natural anti-inflammatories with NO SIDE EFFECTS such as kinex AI, kaprex and inflavonoid intensive care.  We also use Frequency Specific Microcurrent for reducing inflammation and regeneration of joints, ligaments and tendons.

It’s time to find your own natural therapies clinic that can do that for you!

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician, New Leaf Natural Therapies, Wynnum

Our Fat-Loss Programme

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

We use a really cool system in our fat loss programme – a machine which lets us know EXACTLY what is going on with your body composition, each and every step of the way!  Your body composition is the key to longer-lasting fat-loss!  It’s simple, we want you to maintain OR ADD TO your muscle mass, and we want you to decrease fat mass and excess cellular fluid.  Our practitioners:  Madonna Guy ND, Jacqueline Dekoke ND and Linda Hoggard ND all have specific training in Bio-Impedance Analysis – which accurately measures your body composition.  Our girls also know when things are going wrong on the road to good health – have you been stressed, sabotaging yourself, given up on exercise.  Our weekly sessions keep you motivated and up and running so you get trim and stay trim long term.

The number on the scales is just a number.  Imagine this scenario: I hopped on the scales on Saturday and only weighed 200g less than the week before (bummer) – when I did the Bio-Impedance Analysis, however, I found that my fat mass had reduced by 700g and my muscle mass had increased by 500g.  So it was only a net loss of 200g.  The brain only wants the number (of course) but people get that and so much more with us!

Our fat-loss programme is designed to prevent thyroid disease, hashimotos, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and much more.  Come on in and give it a try!

Madonna Guy ND