A BIG Thank you!!!

What an amazing day!!

Loved the opportunity to meet sooo many like minded people…to spread the word on holistic healing & how we can use it in everyday life. To create rituals.

I held a draw for a FREE Reflexology/Flower Essence Consult for new people signing up to my newsletter – & the winner is…..

Sandy B!!!

Please call me on 0411 378 997 to book your session at a time that suits you best!!

Thank you to Tammy & Lynda for putting together such an amazing concept & opportunity. I look forward to next SPIRITember….

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Balance Me – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!!

I’m late…I’m late…I’m late…for a very important date!!

This year, as part of the October Business Month – I’m holding x3 Balance Me – Mad Hatters Tea Parties…& you’re invited!!!

My city event is already SOLD OUT…but there are some places still available for the Palmerston evening event, & also the Katherine lunchtime event. These events are FREE…but you MUST book your tickets online to secure a spot as they are catered & I do need to have a limit of attendees.

To BOOK your tickets….please “click” below:

Palmerston 17th October, 5:45-7pm

Katherine 30th October, 12-1pm

I look forward to seeing YOU there!!  🙂

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Edamame Hummus Dip

 

I see lots of menopausal women in my clinic….& they often ask…is soy ok for me??? This is a simple answer of YES – as a ‘real’ FOOD, not generally a supplement. It’s all about….BALANCE (my favourite word!!)

Edamame (soybeans) are a phyto-oestrogenic food rich in isoflavones. These are compounds that have a weak oestrogenic effect & bind to oestrogen receptors in the body. Including these as part of a balanced diet may help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes & vaginal dryness, & may even protect you from breast & ovarian cancers.

Soy beans are full of B-vitamins & are particularly rich in choline – needed for brain function & also maintains the myelin sheath which protects our nerve cells. They are jam packed with amino acids….(the building blocks for protein), iron, calcium & Omega 3 EFA’s making them perfect for vegetarians. Your best choice is to buy organic soybeans when you can so you know they’re not genetically modified….& enjoying in moderation.

Ingredients:

  • x1 tin organic chick peas
  • 1/2C shelled organic edamame beans
  • 1C baby spinach
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 2Tbsp olive oil
  • x1 clove garlic
  • 2 heaped Tbsp tahini
  • 1/2tsp cumin
  • handful of parsley…& any other herbs you like!
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4C water
  • top with sesame seeds

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients except sesame seeds into food processor & blend till smooth.
  2. Add a little more water if necessary.
  3. Top with sesame seeds & enjoy with veggie sticks.

Recipe by Lisa Guy, naturopath.

 

 

 

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Anxiety….

Anxiety is something I commonly see in clinic…& it can affect people from from varying levels.

Symptoms of anxiety can be very unsettling. Your heart rate increases, your mind races & you can no longer think straight. Though everyone experiences anxiety a bit differently, there are some more common symptoms to look out for.

Physical sensations:

  •  racing heart;
  • hot flushes, sweating & skin clamminess;
  •  rapid breathing; &/or
  •  frequent gastrointestinal upsets.

Emotional sensations:

  • feelings of excess worry, panic, fear or guilt;
  • obsessive thinking & behaviours; &/or
  •  feeling generally tense and wound up.

Some Lifestyle tips for you to try:

  • Connect with friends – keeping in touch with people maintains your support network;
  •  Exercise (ideally outdoors) – regular exercise has been shown to improve mood & reduce feelings of stress;
  • Choose healthy foods – consume protein at each meal & avoid refined & sugary foods. This can help balance your blood sugar levels, reducing mood imbalances & lessening anxiety;
  • Avoid caffeine – stimulants such as caffeine can exacerbate anxiety; &
  • Breathe! – if you start to feel panicky or anxious, focus on taking some slow, purposeful, deep breaths, helping you return to a state of calm. Meditation can also help to quieten your mind & instill calm. I hope to bring a meditation class to the clinic soon.  🙂

If you can relate to any of the above, give me a call to see how I can help you. I may use Flower Essences, Herbs, nutrients &/or herbal teas. Each of us are individuals….so no two cases are the same.  🙂

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New Clients Needed….Katherine??!!

As you all probably know….I’ve been travelling to Katherine once a month for well over 18mths now. I started doing this as I had several locals had tried my certified organic herbal teas at Malak Marketplace & asked if I could come to town to support their health.

I truly love going down there each month to assist this beautiful community….but it needs to be sustainable for me to continue. Yes…I’ve helped many people, hence why they no longer need my help!! From stress, gut concerns, persistent colds/flu’s, hormone balancing, pain relief, children’s health & emotional support. This is an amazing feeling & this is why I do what I do…to see positive results after people taking control of the lives & health again. I definitely plan to be finishing out the year in Katherine…..but will need to see how things go in the New Year.

So if you know anyone who is open to natural therapies in Katherine & who would benefit from herbal & nutritional support or Flower Essences for their health & wellbeing, please pass on my details.

Thank You for Your Support…..Love & Light, Kristy x

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SPIRITember is HERE!!!

 

SPIRITember is going to be an amazing celebration for the month of September all around Australia, this year and every year!

“September is Spirituality & Holistic Health Awareness Month.”  Educational/Practical/Real

Yes you read that correctly! Let’s do it!

The time is right and the time is now to bring all things spiritual into the spotlight.

AIM: Raise awareness and acceptance within the general public of spirituality and holistic health through providing events/celebrations around Australia showcasing professional and ethical practitioners during the month of September.

Northern Territory is on 24th September (Sunday) at Allora Gardens 10am until 5pm.

We’ve had a great response so far with >100 tickets booked…..you can book your FREE ticket HERE if you wish!!

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Feeling Vulnerable….or Avoiding Reality

Wattle

Sometimes we may feel vulnerable….our focus scattered & lacking awareness of what’s really going on in ‘our’ world. Wattle Flower Essence can help to support a more mature & alert approach to circumstances – so we avoid unnecessary dangers.

It helps to steady the mind & face up to the consequences of our behaviour. To have a wise view of Life. The yellow colour brings joy & positivity to the circumstances. I found wattle in bloom everywhere on my recent trip to Perth.

Today I know but little

tomorrow I will know more.

Each step will bring me closer

to understanding

what lies beneath so many veils & layers,

which keys fit in which doors.

 

If you’d like to experience how Flower Essences may support you during emotional or challenging times….book an appointment with me today. For $125 for an initial consult (private health fund rebates available), you will get a personalised bottle of Flower Essences to support you along with the meditation poems to further enhance them into your life.

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Helping Naturopathic Students Gain Confidence & Knowledge.

A couple of months ago I assisted an NT Naturopathic student with some of her clinic practical experience & have loved sharing the knowledge. 

Recently I have been contacted from an interstate student who wishes to do some clinic hours with me for quite a few weeks….I’m hoping to again share my knowledge & support this student. You may be lucky enough to have a consult with me in October/November & have this student sit in on your consult or dispense herbal tonics.

Please let me know before your consult if you’d prefer not to have the student sit-in on your consult. Thank you for your support!

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Need a New Smoothie Combo??

Berry & Beet Smoothie

Our lifestyle today has seen an increase in heart disease & heart attacks in women – yes…we need to take care of ourselves. Try this combo to boost your antioxidant & vitamin C intake, plus support your cardiovascular & nervous systems.

  • 1C frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2C orange juice/coconut water
  • 1/3C diced cooked beetroot
  • 1/4C Greek yoghurt
  • 2Tbs oats
  • 1tsp honey
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Throw all the ingredients into a blender/food processor, & blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass & serve immediately. For an NT tropical twist…..use frozen mango or pineapple!

 

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Life…

How is it our lives get soo busy….

Catching up with family & friends over the last 2 weeks back in Perth, has allowed me to reflect on how our lives sometimes move forward slowly & at other times…life seems to jump ahead. It seems some people are at that ‘constant stage’ – daily routine, lots of running around for kids, work…with a little bit thrown in for them. Others have something new happening every other month. We all move at different paces…at different stages of our life. Hence…when we compare ourselves to another we can sometimes feel we ‘have been left behind’. Please remember – we really can’t compare…we just are where we ‘are’ at this point in time.

My main focus of my trip was to spend time with my grandparents – my Nan is in a home as she has dementia. Unfortunately she has regressed quickly within a year ago from when I last saw her…though she seems to recognise my voice?! LOL! Norma introduced me to natural health when I was a little girl – we’d make pot pourri, soaps, & ‘smelly’ gifts with her essential oils. On my last visit with my dad & grandpa I took along a small heart shaped pouch filled with her pot pourri she’d made probably 30 years ago. I encouraged her to smell it…hoping her memories would come flooding back to her. I can only hope she sensed the familiarity….

My Grandpa is a lovely old man…yes he’s lost a lot of weight & is frail, but he is still sharp as a tack with a great sense of humour & much to my amazement doesn’t even have a carer looking after him at his own home. My aspiration is to live as long as his active life. Yes he’s on some medications…but who isn’t at nearly 94 years old. He still takes his fish oil, magnesium etc …& a glass of wine at dinner. He’s recently been put on oxygen overnight & when needed – but he’s still very independent, & texts me often. He has nature at his doorstep with birds visiting each day & he loves his beautiful garden.  He says he feels his time is done…now is his time to share stories of his life – with so many tales to tell.

Life…it goes round in circles. Changing from one stage, to the next. Life to me is for living a full & happy life – not just existing day to day.

Yes….we all choose our own paths, now…make the most of each beautiful step you take.

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