Posts Tagged ‘fatigue’

Signs of Chronic Infection: A symptom speaks a thousand words!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

There are so many symptoms that indicate chronic infections that we look at – things that doctors don’t pay attention to, symptoms that aren’t considered important and get ignored.

Obviously when we do a case-history for a new client we get lots and lots of information about the medical and emotional history.  It’s amazing what naturopaths find vitally important for helping people move forward with their health.  Some of the strongest indicators of chronic infection are its manifestations within the body – our symptoms – the powerful stimulus of chronic infection typically results in a combination of inflammation, immune suppression and mitochondrial dysfunction, along with many symptoms that make us feel unwell.

Common symptoms and signs of chronic infection

  • Inflammation:  Pain, inflammatory diseases, High hsCRP/CRP/ESR levels; high WBC white blood cell count
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction:  Fatigue, Cognitive dysfunction, muscle pain, muscle weakness
  • Immune Suppression:  Poor immunity, recurrent infection, unexplained fevers
  • Gut-based Infections:  bloating, abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, positive urinary indicans testing

So, we look at things a little different to the medical profession – we look at the whole body, the whole history, all of the symptoms and when they started!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098

 

 

Adrenal Fatigue/Chronic Fatigue – Natural Support at New Leaf

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Adrenal Fatigue is such a huge problem in society these days, each person’s history is totally different, and the ability to prescribe a one-off bottle of Adrenotone and fixing it is just about over.

Signs that you may have adrenal fatigue!

1. increased caffeine intake
2. increased snacking to control blood sugar fluctuations
3. increased fatigue
4. increased irritability
5. increased sleep problems If you feel “wired but tired” you likely need some adrenal support.
6. development of any long-term disease
7. ADD, ADHD, inability to think clearly
Some of our favourite supplements and protocols for Adrenal Fatigue are:
1.  Kinesiology for Immune & Endocrine balancing, stress, dealing with traumas
2.  Frequency Specific Microcurrent:  helps to remove toxins caused by inflammation
3.  Remedial Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Relaxing Massage & Infrared Saunas:  increases serotonin levels, reduces inflammatory hormones and helps us to heal
4.  Supplements:
*  Adrenotone – combination of nutrients which help thyroid and adrenal fatigue
*  Ultra Flora Immune, Andro NK, Bactrex, Parex, Costat, Waiora NCD – for those who have a history with infections preceding fatigue
*  Gaba, Proxan, Resilian, Stressan, Relaxan, Estrofactors, Oestroclear – for those with a history of stress/depression/anxiety/hormonal imbalances
*  Resist X, Chromium Plus, MetaPure EPA/DHA, Mitochondrial Complex – balances blood sugar and increases Mitochondrial Function…
*  Lipoic Acid, Glutathione, NCD, Oxidant Protection, non-acidic Vitamin C
We also see signs of exhaustion in a number of our clinical tests including Live Blood Screenings and Bio-impedance Analysis Screenings.
Call us to book an appointment (phone appointments or in-clinic appointments) on 3348 6098
Madonna Guy
Chief Clinician
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098
healthteam@newleafnaturaltherapies.com.au

The healing journey with New Leaf

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Embarking on a health journey is a brave move to make. It means looking at the issues you may have avoided for a while and facing them head on. It’s a process that is often scary yet can also be richly rewarding. When you are the best version of yourself you can be, you can really shine and be there for those close to you.

It can be said that it’s a means of coming back to your basic self  – seeing your body as a precious temple and paying attention to what you really need. It’s treating yourself gently and gaining a greater connection to the whole of you – body and mind. As one of my favourite authors Sarah Avant Stover puts it – the only way out is in and through. To go through our health issues rather than going around them is the only real way to back to balance and health.

At New Leaf, we are committed to your success in this process. We know it’s yours, to go through in your way. Offering a harmonious range of therapies, we seek to find the real cause of your health issues and guide you back to balance and health.

We see your journey to optimal health as a partnership between yourself and us. Thus, we have a few suggestions for you in order that you get the best results from your treatment with us:

  • Eat a fresh, wholefoods diet. When you eat fresh, vital food, you feel just that. Everything we eat nourishes our cells. If we consider that the body is really the only vessel we have to take us through this lifetime, it makes sense to nourish it with the best food possible.
  • Drink a minimum of 2 litres of pure filtered water daily. Besides hydration, there are countless benefits of drinking adequate pure water. Improved energy, detoxification, digestion, skin condition and weight loss are just a few.
  • Limit caffeine, or better still, cut it altogether. Caffeine creates extra work for your liver, and can place stress on the adrenal glands and nervous system. It also promotes dehydration and in the long term, fatigue. There are many delicious herbal teas and coffee alternatives available in supermarkets and health food stores.
  • Sleep 8 hours a night. While sleeping as little as possible in modern society is often considered admirable behaviour, the truth is, it promotes premature aging, weight gain, can increase stress and complicate many other health issues. It may require changing your usual routine a little, but getting 8 hours of quality sleep a night is an investment in your health.
  • Spend a few minutes a day alone, doing some quiet breath awareness in a comfortable seated position. All you need do is focus on your breath with your eyes closed. This can have wonderfully beneficial effects on your nervous system, improving mood, reducing stress and creating calm. A calm body heals well!
  • Increase body movement. This means different things to different people. Start with where you are at in terms of your current physical fitness, and do what feels right for you. Even if it just means adding incidental exercise by taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking to a colleague’s desk rather than emailing, or taking a short walk before or after work. Start where you are at the moment and build gently from there.

These are simple steps you can take today to improve your body’s ability to balance and heal. You can do one at a time, a few, or all of them, whatever feels right and good for you. It’s up to you.

We look forward to supporting you in achieving a state of greater health.

Aortic Valve Stenosis & Stem Cells: Repair of Heart Tissue and Valves

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

I found this article on the web and it’s perfect since we’ve seen valve repair, enlarged hearts reduce in size, improvement in heart function with Stem Enhance and Stem Flo.  Madonna 🙂

Aortic Valve Stenosis and Stem Cells
by: EJ Morris

Before the heart valve rejuvenation question is addressed.. many people need to know some facts on heart valve stenosis.

Description of Aortic Valve Stenosis

The aortic valve controls blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and the rest of the body. It opens when the ventricle contracts and closes when the ventricle relaxes.

Aortic stenosis means that the aortic valve has become narrowed. The result is that the left ventricle must squeeze harder to get a sufficient amount of blood through the aortic valve with each beat. (Imagine trying to push the same amount of water through a small syringe needle as through a hose). The increased work load makes the muscle of the left ventricle grow thicker (hypertrophy). Eventually the heart muscle cannot keep up with the work load and begins to fail.

Causes of Aortic Valve Stenosis

The three major causes of aortic stenosis are calcific degeneration or deposits of calcium on the valve (primarily affects the elderly), congenital abnormality with only two instead of three cusps, and rheumatic fever. Even in the case of a congenital defect, symptoms are most likely to occur only in adulthood.

Aortic stenosis can occur at any age (because the causes are different) but is usually asymptomatic until middle or old age.

The condition is three times more common in men than women.

Symptoms of Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic stenosis does not always cause symptoms immediately, even though the valve can be tight. When the heart begins to fail, symptoms of congestive heart failure can develop including fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath with exercise or at night, and swelling in the ankles.

Other symptoms associated with aortic stenosis are angina (chest pain) and fainting upon exertion (syncope).

Characteristic signs include a heart murmur heard with a stethoscope.

Notes from Madonna.

We’ve been helping the body repair heart tissue for several years (as natural supplements have improved so much) and have had great success with Stem Enhance, Stem Flo, CardioX, Metacard CoQ10, Metagen B12Folate & more.  Even chronically ill people with only a few months to live have had their lives change with natural supplements and have been given their lives back!

Call us today to find out how we can help you!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Zeolite – Waiora Natural Cellular Defense: Why is it so different from normal detoxification methods?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Natural Cellular Defense: Why is it so different from normal detoxification methods?

NCD activated Zeolite is a revolutionary new detoxification product: the ONLY fully cleansed zeolite product available.

I feel it is important to understand what makes this product so different from other means of detoxification.

Traditional detoxification methods like dietary change, take the pressure off the bodies detoxification pathways by giving the body less work to do.

Vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts and other nutritional based detoxifiers support and improve our bodies built in detox pathways of the liver and within our cells.

Traditionally mixing the two together, i.e. dietary changes and supplementation can lead to fat loss; this allows toxins that have been stored in the fat to be released into circulation. With the additional support of the supplements it is more possible for the body to detoxify these toxins and have them removed from the body before they are stored again.

Natural Cellular Defense has an indirect effect on these pathways by mopping up the toxic load on the body, but its true revolutionary affect is that it

Bypasses these pathways and interacts directly with the circulating and stored toxins in the body.

Within its cage shaped structure there are negative charges that create an ionic transfer with small highly charged molecules. In our bodies these particles are heavy metals, viral and immune compounds.

So as the NCD travels through our bodies it just starts interacting with the highest charged toxins first. NCD encages the toxin in its structure, which renders the toxin inert, so there is no damage to the cells of the body during transportation through the body and elimination via the kidneys.

This is quite revolutionary, as the Zeolites bypass our traditional means of detoxification. In doing this stored toxins that may otherwise never be removed begin to be mopped up by the NCD.  For a person who has a defect in their detoxification pathways which leads an individual to accumulate more of a toxic burden than average, this is a long awaited product. These people now have a product that can reduce significantly the toxic load of their body. Where as before these individuals tend to get sicker and sicker struggling to live on planet earth in the modern environment. Now with the removal of their toxic burden their bodies can begin to heal, biochemical pathways that were once blocked begin to unblock and proper function can start to return.

Symptoms that these people often experience are:

Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue

Tiredness

Lethargy

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Pain

Stiffness

Tenderness and generalized soreness of their body

Chemical sensitivities

Intolerance to chemical smells

Feeling nauseous around chemicals

Poor health and immunity

Constant sore throats

Frequents colds

Heal poorly

Difficulty thinking and understanding things

The other revolutionary things about NCD is that it has been shown to remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) from the body such as

Formaldehyde

o-Dichlorobenzene

Toluene

Methylene Chloride

Benzene

Tetrachlordibenzodioxin

p-Dichlorobenzene

tetraclordibenzofuran

xylene

Hexachlorodiphenyl

This list comprises the top ten VOC that NCD has an affinity for, there are other chemicals that are also removed.

These chemicals are removed in a different way to heavy metals, it has been shown that the zeolite molecules in time, after clearing a lot of the heavy metal load of the body start to sandwich these VOC toxins between themselves, to remove the compounds from the body.

This again is quite revolutionary because some chemicals like Dioxins are flat molecules. Our bodies have known receptors for flat molecules, so essentially these toxins are unseen by our body. They then end up in our neural tissue and cellulite, interfering with our nervous system and hormonal pathways. The only way they have ever been shown to move from our bodies are with females. Dioxins have been shown to cross the placenta into unborn children and are also detectable in breast milk. So essentially in its own tragic way this decreases the mother’s burden of these toxins.

So for the first time we have at our availability a product that can remove dioxin from the body which is considered in general the most toxic substance that we accumulate.

Just to note they have taken biopsies of Eskimos who have never seen a pesticide or a bleached product (main dioxin causing chemicals ) and they have dioxin residues within their fat, there is not a person on the planet free from dioxin poisoning.

So with these direct detoxifying effects the pressure is taken off the liver and intracellular detox pathways, so these pathways can naturally function better.

A secondary detoxification effect also happens in the body as the toxicity gradients start to change.

An example of toxicity gradients is Mercury toxicity. If a person has Mercury amalgam fillings they will be emitting a certain amount of Mercury constantly into the bloodstream, so there is a constant amount of mercury in the bloodstream. This creates a gradient and as the vaporized mercury continues there is a point where the blood level gradient moves the mercury into the tissues of the body. So before NCD it was very difficult to detoxify someone of Mercury as they were constantly vaporizing mercury into their bloodstream and forcing it into their tissues. So on the removal of the amalgam fillings the blood level drops and the gradient reverses allowing a movement of mercury from the tissues back out into the bloodstream.

So the secondary detoxification affect of NCD works in the same way. As the soft tissues of your body are cleaned the gradients which have forced heavy metals deeper into your body, i.e. into your bones, changes and these deeply stored toxins start to move from the bone back into the bloodstream.

This is why it is important to take the NCD at a detox dose for a reasonable amount of time and then continue on a maintenance dose, because at a level you cannot see there is a deeper detoxification process continuing to occur that needs to be supported.

Madonna Guy ND

New Leaf Natural Therapies

Wynnum Shopping Centre

89 Bay Tce (Cnr Florence)

Wynnum  QLD  4178

(07)  3348 6098

0417 643 849

Healthteam@nlnt.com.au

TO ORDER Waiora Natural Cellular Defense (which detoxifies heavy metals, radium, pesticides and fertilizers safely and easily) AT WHOLESALE PRICES:

Step 1: www.mywaiora.com/899205 – click on JOIN.  Tick ‘Australia’s Not For Resale’ box and continue

***  Where it asks for your referrer:   Madonna Guy   /   899205    thank you!!!

Step 2: click to ‘become a member’ (unless planning on doing Waiora as a business)

Step 3: choose ‘to create a personal order’

Step 4: go to ‘Natural Cellular Defense’ and choose your order size (Prices are in US$$)

Step 5: Checkout will include $19.95 NFR membership fee (ongoing $14.95 per year to get wholesale prices)

Like many useful and unusual products, at present until TGA approval this is the only way to get the product.  Make sure you tick the box that says delivery address same as billing address and put Australia ( or your particular country ) at the bottom of your address. Double check your details and click on order. Read the order and make sure you’re your details are correct. Waiora will send you a confirmation email in a few minutes.

For more information on the product, including its history and scientific basis,   or assistance with the ordering process, please call Madonna Guy at New Leaf Natural Therapies on 0417 643 849 or 3348 6098 or email healthteam@nlnt.com.au