Posts Tagged ‘toxins’

Chronic Fatigue…

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Madonna Guy on 4BC – topic number 2!!

Chronic Fatigue

We treat a lot of Chronic Fatigue at New Leaf.  Everyone know that it’s generally considered adrenal exhaustion, but there’s so much more to it than that.  But we find that in order to get to the bottom of chronic fatigue there needs to be a multi-pronged approach!  Here are just some of the things we need to work through with clients…

1.  Finding hidden infections.  80% of infections are hidden in ‘biofilm’ in the body – viral, fungal and bacterial particles (bits of these bugs that have broken apart by vaccines, anti-biotics, anti-inflammatories, our natural immunity).  These ‘particles’ are just as inflammatory as the ‘whole bug’.  The body then releases mucus/plaque to ‘bind’ these particles to protect us from them.  It takes 1000 x the dose of anti-biotics to break down this biofilm to release these infections, so that doctors can kill them.  Herbs seems to be more effective – we use a combination of kinesiology, herbal and nutritional supplements to break down this biofilm (which can be anywhere in the body – bowels, nasal passages, lungs etc) to release the infections and boost immunity naturally.

2.  Finding nutritional deficiencies AND the reasons for them.  Our experiences practitioners have several techniques (questionnaires, symptoms, live blood, urine tests, kinesiology) to find out how the body is coping with nutrition, what the absorption is like, where extra nutrition is required, if there are toxins (heavy metals, plastics such as BPA’s, stress hormones, medications, anesthetics, pesticides, fertilizers etc) that are blocking the absorption of nutrients or making our need for certain nutrients much higher.

3.  Detox Organs – Are they working?  Our body’s detox organs are working harder than they ever have before in the history of mankind.  Our pH (acid/alkaline balance) is struggling to stay healthy, our digestive organs, liver, immune system and kidneys – all struggle to keep up with the toxins we breathe in (such as pollution); eat (pesticides, sugars, caffeine, fructose, alcohol); create in our own body (stress hormones, infections)…  We can help getting these organs back to their optimal health.

4.  Work through any related organs and symptoms – ANYTHING can be linked to chronic fatigue!

Need another opinion?  Need to find a health care clinic which can provide a health care solution that can consistently improve your health over the next weeks, months and years!

Madonna Guy ND
3348 6098
New Leaf Natural Therapies

New Leaf now provides Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage – read on!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) available at New Leaf Natural Therapies

What is Chi Nei Tsang?

Energetically – who knows the cause of sickness?  Where does internal pain, issues with our major organs such as the liver and kidneys, the stomach, small intestines, large intestines come from?  Naturopathically, it has always been taught that step one for any long-term health problem has been to cleanse the body’s filters – the digestive tract, the liver, the immune system/lymphatic systems and the kidneys.  Congestion in any of these areas can cause poor energy, poor circulation and poor detoxification of any of these systems.

In Chinese medicine it has always been taught that blocked energy starts this toxicity building up – Chi Nei Tsang helps with both – it starts to move the inflammation, the toxicity and the energy blockages that are stopping blood, lymphatic flow and nutrient absorption throughout our major organs.

Have you ever felt ‘knots’ in your stomach, tightness under the ribs, described this to your therapist who simply prescribed antacids or digestive enzymes?  These is so much more to health than that…and the last thing you want is to suppress symptoms which may come back to haunt you down the track.

Our Foundations of Health programme is a nine month detoxification process which starts the body healing as our filters start to clear.  It is a long process (quick and dirty detoxes rarely make lasting change) to health for some people.

I found this fabulous description on Chi Nei Tsang from in the U.S. and it describes energy and the abdomen and how it relates to our health, our wellbeing, our stressors, our operations and medications…

“The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.

Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves. They discovered the internal organs connect with the Five Forces of the Universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.

When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies that can overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness. Always in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress. (Fig. 1) If the negative emotions can’t find an outlet, they fester in the organs or move into the abdomen, the body’s “garbage dump.” The abdomen can process some emotional garbage, but more often it can’t keep up with the flow. The energetic center of the body located at the navel becomes congested and cut off from the rest of the body.

Fig. 1 Negative energy cycle leads to knots and tangles in the abdomen.

B. Chi Nei Tsang: A Method to Clear Blocked Energy

Chi, the life-force energy, moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen which acts as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month, or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. ‘These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation.

The ancient Taoists realized that negative emotions cause serious damage to one’s health, impairing both physical and spiritual functions. They understood that each human emotion is an expression of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy behind many physical ailments. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in one’s stomach indicated the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen.
The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat or heat deficiencies-that cause the organs to dysfunction. (Fig. 2)


Fig. 2 Ancient Taoists massaged their abdomens and organs to stay healthy.
C. Chi Nei Tsang: A Complement to other Disciplines”

Makes a little sense doesn’t it?

We complement Chi Nei Tsang with all of the other services we provide in our clinic, in Wynnum Brisbane.

We know that Chi Nei Tsang is very energizing, strengthening, and detoxifying the internal organ systems of our body.  It supports the removal of negative influences and is fantastic for intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, scarring, headaces, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, impotence and many other issues.

Imagine avoiding intestinal surgery through an incredibly systematic and thorough treatment process.

For bookings, phone 3348 6098 and chat to Linda, Annette or Gabby to discuss pricing options.

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Testimonial for LEAP: ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Learning Problems; Pain Relief; Hormonal Balancing for a whole family!! Everything available here in Wynnum, Brisbane!!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Over the last four years, 12 members of my family, friends, and students have been treated at the New Leaf Natural Therapies Centre run by Madonna Guy and Associates.

Initially I approached Madonna Guy for therapy for my two adopted daughters  both of whom  have severe learning problems due to health problems. A friend, Jen, told me about the clinic because her grandson had had wonderful results with the Leap Programme. Although he seemed just as intelligent as his brother who was a straight A student, he only achieved C’s at school and was totally uninterested in reading.

After just four treatments of the Leap Programme, he began to achieve A marks and began to really enjoy reading. Jen had had severe bowel problems for over 20 years, but Madonna, with her Naturopathic skills and the Leap Programme gave her pain free results.

We gave the whole Leap Programme to our daughter Chrissy who was adopted at 2 years from Brazil, starving and with 4 severe sicknesses that were killing her. She struggled with severe health and learning problems. In grade 2 Chrissy was diagnosed with A.D.H.D with an IQ of 86. Later in grade 7 the QLD Government guidance officer diagnosed her with an IQ of 70-75 (borderline intellectually impaired) with a Reading Age of 8 years.

After 10 Leap treatments her teachers were amazed at the reduction of hyperactivity, improvement in focus and confidence in learning tasks.

At home I was delighted with the marked improvement in household tasks, a new ability to relate to me without tantrums and an ability to show affection towards me for the first time in 10 years.

After the Leap Programme her Reading Age leapt to 12 years. She had previously been diagnosed 8 years 6 months before. In grade 5 in the statewide testing, her Maths came in the bottom 10% to 20%. After Leap in grade 7 in similar testing she performed above average in all areas.

As a mother the change in family stress levels was enormous as a new Chrissy emerged with new confidence and interest in life and learning. Recently our local treating psychologist tested her IQ at 99 with a projected IQ of 118 as her brain function improves. She is now in grade 10.

My elder daughter, Jo, adopted from Korea as a tiny baby, has suffered  from a very severe hormonal imbalance caused by xeno-hormones from toxins received in a factory where her mother worked when Jo was in the womb. Her progesterone levels were 3 at 13 instead of 20 – 100which is normal. This caused excessive and at times uncontrollable bleeding and  necessity of artificial hormones from our gynecologist to try to control the condition which had awful side effects including such severe depression that she was given an antidepressant so she could tolerate the drugs stopping the bleeding. After we changed to natural progesterone cream, her condition slowly improved, but her extremely heavy periods still came every 20 – 23 days. Madonna gave her a product to detox her body, called Zeolite (Natural Cellular Defense – the only one Madonna will use).

Within 2mths she had a normal 28 day cycle. Part of her condition was total exhaustion. At 13 she was referred to a heart specialist. He found that her heart was so strained because of such low levels of oxygen to all the cells in her body caused by the progesterone deficiency, that she had developed a heart murmur.

Recently whilst in hospital, the oxygen levels in her red blood cells were tested at 99%, very high indeed. The heart murmur was no longer present. Her body healed itself when the toxins were removed.

So impressed was I, by these results, I asked Madonna if she could give me a few treatments of the Leap Programme. 18 years ago I had 8 ½ hours of radical neurosurgery for a massive brain tumor on my brain stem and behind my spinal cord. Although I had had three books published and a number of children’s songs before surgery, my life now changed totally. Due to damaged nerves in my brain, my life was controlled by pain and trauma as I struggled emotionally to survive through life with my much longed for adopted daughters but with a damaged body and brain.

In Madonna’s first treatment she discovered that I was operating in survival mode with my brain functioning on the logic side. Gone was all my creativity and relaxation I had enjoyed as a teacher in special education and in mainstream teaching. Madonna not only gave me three treatments but she also taught me brain integration exercises which Chrissy and I used daily after our relaxation therapy together.

I had begun tutoring as teaching has always been one of the joys of my life. My sister, a counsellor at a most prestigious private school, rang me about a little boy needing tutoring. The little boy (Peter) after a year at school had uncontrollable behaviour and could not read at all. His mother was searching for a tutor to help her son over the Christmas holidays.

Peter was already on large doses of dexamphetamine for A.D.H.D but the school could not deal with him unless he was placed on an antidepressant. We decided that I would tutor him three mornings every week and he would have the Leap Programme 1 day a week.

He had been recently diagnosed with Aspergers Disease and his treating paediatrician felt a special school for intellectually impaired children might be a better solution.

As I began working with Peter, I realised that he was a highly intelligent boy with very mature language development but severe brain dysfunction.

After a few Leap treatments I began to realise his potential and interests. I began to capture his imagination. Learning for him had meant fear, trauma, and failure but we were able to change this attitude to fun, fun, fun and success! His treating specialist was totally amazed after 3mths as his Reading Age had improved 2 years and he was so stable even without antidepressants he could cope in his classroom.

The work he received on his Brain Function and his new desire to achieve allowed his reading to accelerate to his real potential so that in 8mths this little grade 2 boy tested at R.A. 11.5 years performing at grade 6 standard.

Many of my students have now received help with the Leap Programme. For me, new horizons have opened up as my tutoring business expands.

At present I am writing a new book which is very practical introducing parents to all the therapies I have found to be most helpful with teaching children with Autism, Aspergers Disease, A.D.H.D., brilliant children and Down Syndrome children .

I heard from a friend’s child recently about her daughter that had auditory processing problems and struggled with Reading and Phonics when I was tutoring her in grade 1. She went to Madonna for treatment with health problems and also had 7 Leap Treatments. She is at a private school giving wonderful support in learning problems. She is now in grade 9 receiving A’s and B’s for assignments and is very motivated to succeed. She is aiming to be a vet; her horizons have opened.

As tutoring and helping children with learning problems is my passion, I can tell you dozens of other success stories. If you choose help with the Leap Programme, your child will Leap over problems in learning.

Marj Lumley.

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

Detox – Lemon Detox Diet: latest news!

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I’ve been annoyed about the Lemon Detox Diet for months now.  So many people tell me they’ve tried it and I’m stunned that it sells so well.  From the naturopathic perspective, here’s what I’ve thought for ages: It has lots of sugar, there’s very little protein, so it’s going to burn muscle and gain fat.  People MIGHT have an overall weight loss but what are they doing to their body composition!!

On Channel 9’s “What’s Good For You?” a show that regularly picks on natural therapies, they were testing ‘detox diets’ to see if they worked.  The conclusion – they don’t work and that they are actually bad for you – raise triglycerides (fats in your blood), upset liver function and lots more.  However, it was the Lemon Detox Diet that they used as their example!  As usual, they didn’t have a naturopath to chat to (at New Leaf we’ve done years of research and training into detoxification processes and do it properly) and came to the conclusion that it’s bad for people.

Obviously that’s silly.  We live in the year 2009, we breathe in over 70,000 chemicals daily and nearly every single health concern is linked to toxins, acidity and inflammation: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers & dementia!

Madonna Guy ND

Chief Clinician at New Leaf Natural Therapies