Posts Tagged ‘health problems’

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.

Why Detox? Is it really necessary??

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Why Detox??  Is detoxification really necessary?

Many of us are oblivious to the amount of toxins we breathe in, digest, and create daily.  Estimates range up to 70,000 toxins that we breathe in daily, and up to 10,000 that we ingest.  The humble shiny green apple has between 36-70 chemicals just to make it shiny!  Our power plants (there are 23 in Australia and 100’s throughout the world) release 4000 tonnes of mercury into the atmosphere every year.  No wonder our waterways have fish, known to be full of mercury and other toxins…

If we have ANY health problems, there’s over a 90% chance our inflammation, acidity, toxicity can be helped through detoxing.  Many doctors say 100% are caused by toxicity of numerous kinds. Our body’s simply can’t catch up with the amounts of toxins in the environment, and release them all.

There are viral and bacterial connections to many chronic health problems, fungal and candida connections to just about every disease.  Everything from arthritis to glandular fever, chronic fatigue to hashimotos, asthma to ulcers, has been linked to a gut problem, where these infections find a home base to live – not a good thing!

For someone who has allergic symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, sinusitis, rashes, hayfever, itches, often we have stored toxins, which are positively charged and creating inflammation.  Everytime our nose runs and our eyes itch, not only are there toxins plaguing our already unhappy body, but we are also storing inflammatory hormones, and often the drugs we use to treat these problems.

With aspergers, autism, ADD, ADHD there are links to heavy metals and allergens.  There are numerous studies which show high levels of heavy metals in hair mineral analysis, along with large amounts of stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenalin, running through the system. Nearly all show intolerances to wheat and dairy.  The organs of elimination and digestion simply don’t have the capacity to break them down properly.

In issues associated with weight loss, it is a well established fact that people who detoxify lose weight faster and don’t reach the hump that others reach.  Fat tissue also creates at least 30 inflammatory substances, all of which then need to be stored in the body, often in the fat tissue, once again.

With inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis, it is often shown that large amounts of toxins are attached to the bone cells.  This creates inflammation and causes degenerations to the area.

WHAT CAN WE DO?  The most universal detox product of all, which only detoxes and has no other function, is Waiora Natural Cellular Defense Zeolite product.  Ask Madonna for more information:  Email at or phone: 0417 643 849 / 3348 6098

We also have full detoxification programmes which work through the body organ by organ and take the toxic load out of our systems!


Step 1: – click on JOIN.  Tick ‘Australia’s Not For Resale’ box and continue

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

Maintaining weight over Christmas – Don’t go backwards with your health!

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

It’s so easy for people to create a lot of health problems over the Christmas Silly Season.  Yes, there’ll be parties, fun & frolicking and so there should be!  But we need to take a step back and decide how much damage we’re going to do to our bodies.  We can easily create such a huge amount of inflammation that our bodies take months to recover.  Make a conscious decision to have fun, but NOT to damage your body too much after Christmas…

1.  Drink heaps and heaps of filtered water.  It will keep you hydrated, support your liver and kidney function, help you eat and drink less!

2.  Mix your drinks with soda water:  spirits, wines, champagnes…that way you can feel like you’re drinking with your mates, but doing yourself, your liver and kidneys less damage in the long run…

3.  Use carrots, snow peas & celery sticks to eat your dips.  You’ll be getting plenty of anti-oxidants and fibre, moving everything through your intestines faster.  If you’re on the keto-diet you can even use small slices of ham, turkey slices or veggie slices to pick up the dip with…completely keto if you choose good dips.

4.  Try to exercise daily.  20-30 minutes every single day throughout the silly season to keep your metabolism up.  Everyone can fit this in regardless of how busy, how tired, how full they are!

Mostly have fun.  It’s proven that we maintain weight more easily when we’re happy and not stressed.  Stress hormones force us to release fat-storing hormones…  Happiness helps us digest better and release fat-burning hormones.

Have a great Christmas
Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician

Jacqueline Dekoke ND

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Jacqueline Dekoke ND has been with our team for over 18 months now.  New Leaf Natural Therapies snatched her away from the Advanced Allergy Clinic in the city where she had had great success in dealing with people’s debilitating sensitivities.  As a kinesiologist and naturopath she uses her skills well, here at our clinic, and also has the ability to utilise many extra services here such as Live Blood Analysis, Cellular Analysis and Frequency Specific Microcurrent to name a few.  She has so many skills, ‘naturopath’ just doesn’t do it justice.

Our cutting edge technology allows Jacq to get to the cause of health problems quickly and easily.  Jacqueline finds that many people mention ‘exhaustion’, ‘tired’, ‘chronic fatigue’ within a few minutes of meeting her.  She often uses Bowen Technique, Touch for Health, N.O.T. (Neural Organisational Technique) with clients as we find the stresses of life these days really throw people out of whack!

So if you feel you need some nutrition/dietary advice, would like to check out your live blood analysis, have kinesiology done for structural or emotional issues, need us to guide you into a direction of health rather than disease, pop on in and meet Jacq!  She’ll take your health where you need to go…

Take care,

Madonna Guy ND Naturopath Wynnum