Posts Tagged ‘brisbane naturopath’

The story of Stem Enhance: by Christian Drapeau; “Neurological Scientist”

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

A little over two decades ago, a new herbal supplement names Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), an aquatic botanical, made it’s appearance on the market place. Rapidly, AFA became popular for the wide variety of health benefits reported by consumers. Over the years we identified the presence in AFA of various compounds such as phycocyanin, a strong natural anti-inflammatory compound, a polysaccharide supporting immune function, and phenylethylamine (PEA), a molecule known as the “molecule of love”, which increases mental clarity and provides a sense of well being. Nevertheless, in spite of the identification of these various components, many health benefits reported by consumers remained unexplained.


At the turn of the 21st Century, data began appearing in the scientific literature describing the potential of embryonic stem cells (ESC).ESC were shown to have the ability to become any kind of cells in the body. Soon after, studies revealed that adult stem cells (ASC) also had the ability of becoming virtually any kind of cells in the body.


            When this discovery was made, we hypothesized that ASC constituted the natural renewal system of the body, and we published this hypothesis in the journal, Medical Hypothesis (October 2002). Our idea at the time was this: if ASC indeed constituted the natural renewal system of the body, with ASC being able to become any cell type of the body, then supporting this process could lead to a wide variety of health benefits. Given the broad spectrum of benefits reported by AFA consumers, we simply hypothesized that AFA was supporting aspects of stem physiology.


With this idea in mind, we initiated a series of laboratory experiments and soon discovered that consumption of large quantity of AFA (greater than 5 grams) increased the number of circulating stem cells by up to 30%. As we pursued our investigations to identify the compound in AFA responsible for this effect, we actually identified two specific compounds supporting both the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and their migration out of the blood into tissues. We then proceeded to concentrate these compounds out of AFA, achieving 5:1 concentrates for both compounds, and blended these compounds  to make StemEnhance. One gram of StemEnhance supports the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and increases the number of circulating stem cells by up to 30%. StemEnhance also concentrates phycocyanin and PEA, other important compounds found in AFA.


StemEnhance is a natural product made of 100% organic AFA and manufactured in accordance with GMP regulations. The powder is encapsulated and bottled in a pharmaceutical grade facility, providing the highest quality possible. Each lot of Stem Enhance is tested for any potential contaminants, according to a stringent quality control program.


When asked why would one want to take StemEnhance, the answer is simply to support the body’s natural process of maintaining optimal health. Supporting stem cell physiology everyday by increasing the number of circulating stem cells is one of the wisest decisions one can make to regain and maintain optimal health.


Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia
07 3348 6098
p.s. we have clinically used stem enhance for around 4 years with results including reducing the size of enlarged hearts, eyesight improvement, joint pain reduction, mitrial valve prolapse repair, spinal disc repair and more.

Fixing Arthritis with Naturopathy & Frequency Specific Microcurrent: Wynnum, Brisbane!

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Have you been worried about your arthritis or the drugs you need to take to reduce your pain?  We can help, right here in our beautiful professional clinic in Wynnum, Brisbane!  With our Chronic Pain Programme you can use simple naturopathic treatments such as natural pain products and Frequency Specific Microcurrent to get you on your way!

Normal medical tests often miss out on some basic information that can really create an environment in your body where arthritis will just continue. Our naturopathic tests such as live blood analysis, our urine and blood tests and our cellular analysis (VLA) give loads of information that we can then work on with you to improve!

  1. how acidic are you???  We often see people 200 x more acidic then they should be, that means the minerals (calcium & magnesium) are being pulled from your bones, making them more brittle;
  2. how hydrated are you?  The less hydrated the more acidic and inflamed your body is – see point 1!!
  3. where is your BMI?  If your body mass index is over 30 (20% higher than perfect weight), the body is an inflammatory, stress creating, insulin resistant machine.  That means that you’ll be more inflamed and acidic…

Are you seeing a pattern here?  Therefore we work on, you guessed it, inflammation and acidity!!!  Our frequency specific microcurrent machine helps to target specific areas of the body and reduces inflammation such as joints, tendons, bursa, joints, vertabra etc.

Talk to us today, and fix your arthritis!  In our Chronic Pain Programme (payment plan) you also get other benefits such as:

  • 1/2 price massage therapies
  • 1/2 price kinesiology sessions
  • 1/2 price infrared saunas
  • 1/2 price allergy testing and treatments

Madonna Guy ND
Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane

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

Madonna on the Radio with Alex Bernard 4BC

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Today was great: we had 4 varied calls come in on different topics.  We started chatting about  Thyroid Issues: we see so many sluggish thyroids here in our clinic.  Medically, thyroid issues tend to be undiagnosed until it’s time for medication.  This is actually a good thing, however people can feel pretty exhausted for many years before it’s actually found.  The thyroid is involved in metabolism, when it slows down, it also slows down digestive function, liver function, ability to detoxify and, as most people know, is involved in weight control.  Good naturopaths won’t just ask for you to get blood tests, they’ll take a look and know what’s ‘optimal’ for the thyroid, bring in your tests and we’ll take a look for you!

We also had calls about high and low levels of iron in the blood:  high levels is generally known as hemachromatosis, the medical treatment is basically regular taking of blood.  Naturopathically, we like to treat the liver and help it cope with the excess iron levels so that it doesn’t cause a problem.  Low levels of iron in the blood can obviously cause chronic exhaustion, but is also linked with low blood pressure.  Red blood cells with a low iron count are too small, they don’t drop off oxygen throughout your body effectively, therefore we’re also more likely to develop bugs regularly…  A great supplement we use a lot for this is Hemagenics, which gives a whopping high dose of iron, in an easy to take form.

We also had a woman with a painful spleen.  The spleen is like a big tonsil – it’s a lymphatic cleansing organ of the body, so detoxification processes will help:  lymphatic drainage massage with Alison Honour, Bowen Technique with Jacqueline Dekoke or Madonna Guy; infrared saunas help to mobilise toxins and move blood and lymph throughout our bodies are just a few options to support cleansing the spleen.  Save $$$ by grabbing a 10 pack of infrared saunas in our clinic.

There was a query again about live blood analysis (see separately under ‘our tests and equipment) and a question about pre-diabetes.  It’s important with ‘pre-diabetes’ to start changing diet is a rather large way.  See the article on ‘insulin resistance’ as this gives a huge amount of information.

Until next week,

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies