Posts Tagged ‘chronic disease’

Chronic Infection causes Chronic Disease

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Chronic Infection causes Chronic Disease:  since about 90% of the cells in our bodies are ‘bugs’ – parasites, bacteria, fungus, cancer – and the ‘particles’ of all of the above, it’s important to keep them working ‘for us’ instead of working ‘against us’.  Most disease, especially those of auto-immune conditions – are the ‘bugs’ definitely working against us.

It has commonly been said that the era of pathogen-induced infectious disease which plagued previous generations has passed, to be replaced instead with the era of lifestyle-induced chronic disease.  It may be, however, that the two are inextricably linked.  Instead of acute, ravaging infections which result in severe organ damage or death, it seems the more common type of infections today are simmering, low grade ones that promote inflammation, cause oxidative stress, damage mitochondria and, ultimately, drive chronic disease.

This relationship between low grade microbial infection and chronic disease was first identified in the 1950’s with the discovery of viruses as drivers of carcinogenesis, such as hepatitis B in liver cancer and human papilloma virus in cervical cancer.  Since that time, links have been made with infectious causes in conditions as varied as arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease, gastric ulcers, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, obesity and even cardiovascular disease.

80% of infections cannot be found in medical tests.  We use a combination of live blood screenings, urine tests, kinesiology testing and Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage to discover where infections may be lurking in your body.

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Weight Loss or Fat Loss? Here at our Wynnum Clininc in Brisbane, we focus on permanent FAT LOSS!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

If you are after weight loss only, you can do it easily, but it’s not safe to lose muscle!  Therefore we focus on permanent weight loss through aiming to lose only fat in our fat loss programme!

Many people want to lose body fat simply so they look good, however, having a high percentage of body fat is known to be one of the risk factors in just about every chronic disease known to man.  Elevated fat mass also increases muscle aches and pains and reduces energy and causes chronic fatigue and general tiredness.

In Australia and New Zealand, obesity is skyrocketing with 55-65% of men and women currently overweight or obese.  20-25% of children are also overweight or obese.  The good news is that even reducing your body fat by 10% greatly reduces your risk of chronic disease.  We all know it, but here are 5 great reasons to lose weight…

  1. Looking good means feeling great.  Excess body fat can affect your self-esteem.  Meeting a challenge, improving your health and looking better can improve your sense of accomplishment, self-esteem and health in countless ways.  You can do it!
  2. Improved energy levels. Overweight and obese people have much less energy than people who have a healthy body weight. More energy means more vitality.
  3. Reduced risk of developing many chronic diseases. Being overweight dramatically increases your risk of developing a number of chronic diseases. Losing weight and keeping it off improves your long term health!
  4. Healthy ageing. Obesity is related to unhealthy, premature ageing. Consider fat loss a type of “life insurance.”
  5. You can empower yourself.  Losing body fat is an incredibly powerful experience.  You are actualising something that only you have the power to do and only you will truly experience the personal reward.

Our fat loss programme, using regular cellular analysis (to ensure muscle maintenance and fat loss) also includes huge benefits such as:

  • highly discounted tests such as live blood analysis, insulin resistance…
  • highly discounted treatments such as lymphatic drainage massage for moving congestion…
  • highly discounted kinesiology balances for emotional reasons for weight gain – stress, self-sabotage etc

Book in to talk to our naturopaths today about our fat loss programme.

Madonna Guy ND, Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane.

Over 50’s: The New Ageing Process…

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

So much is now known about the ageing process that wasn’t known 15 years ago.  It’s what I love about current research and attending symposiums on genetic research, true anti-ageing ‘medicine’ and reversing chronic disease.  This is what we do here at New Leaf.

We have technology such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent which helps reduce inflammation, pain and chronic disease patterns, we use supplements which increase Stem Cell Production, we have supplements which gently repair and regenerate areas of the body, brain and nervous system.  We have listened and learned from experts all around the world who are using natural therapies to reverse dementia, depression and type II diabetes.

We can see in our live blood analysis when people already have a ‘dodgy gene’ activated within their immune system.  What’s really exciting is that seems to take 3-4 months to reverse.  Studies in the USA show that we can reverse 70-80 dodgy genes every 3-4 months with a healthy lifestyle, supplementation and a good mental attitude.  There’s a particular white blood cell called a monocyte which should have only 1 nucleus.  When it has 2 or more nucleii, it means we’re on a downhill slide of ‘dodgy gene activation’.  It is very well known now, that just because we have the gene for something, doesn’t mean we will get the disease.  The disease must be ‘activated’ somehow, usually by our diets and lifestyle.

Some medications at the symposium in June 2009 were mentioned as being drugs which activated dodgy genes in many study participants.

We are confident that a healthier way of life is available to everyone on the planet.  We know from experience that 99% of people can be helped.  We look forward to nurturing many clients in years to come take their health to a level they never thought was possible.

Madonna Guy ND

Chief Clinician at New Leaf.