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How’s Your Thyroid???

Thyroid imbalances are one of the key hormone imbalances which I see regularly in my clinic…..particularly in women. Often your doctor will only do the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) blood test & often reports back that all is in range & honky dory.

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Just because your TSH is in range, doesn’t mean your thyroid is balanced & “A OK”.  As a naturopath I like look furthter at the freeT3 & freeT4 results…& possibly various antibodies & reverse T3 to ensure all is good.

There are many symptoms of hyper/hypothyroid…here are a few listed below, but seeing a naturopath to help identify what is really going on is soo important. Many health concerns can look similar…that’s why we take a full history to put the pieces together:

  • unexplained weight gain/loss
  • heart palpitations, trembling
  • shortness of breath
  • sensitive to cold or  heat
  • infertility
  • fatigue
  • muscle weakness or tenderness
  • changes in bowel motions
  • depression
  • poor concentration & memory
  • insomnia
  • and the list goes on…….

There can be many drivers to throwing out thyroid hormone balance such as:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Increased cortisol due to stress
  • Low carbohydrate &/or restrictive diet
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Acid-alkaline imbalance
  • Exposure to toxins, heavy metals
  • Some Medications ie beta blockers, chemotherapy, phenytoin (anti-seizure meds) etc
  • Co-Infections often present ie Epstein-Barr Virus, Candida, Hepatitis C etc

Understanding your own circumstances & pathway is important in your healing & returning your body to ‘real balance’  to get you back on track quicker.

I use diet & lifestyle advice to suit your personal case…along with herbs & extra nutritional support where needed. Not all cases are the same & extra support may only be needed for a few months to get you into balance. It all depends on your own case.

If you’d like to get your thyroid under control & back to feeling like your ‘old self’. then give me a call on 0411 378 997 or BOOK NOW

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Family….who needs them??!!

Well the answer for me is – I DO!!

I don’t know about you…but sometimes family can drive you a little stir crazy??!! It can be a love-hate relationship on the surface sometimes…but deep down it’s truly a love relationship – well, for me anyway.   🙂

With Easter fast approaching, we often spend more time with loved ones over the holidays. We all have our quirks…some that are annoying to others….some that are cute. It’s all about knowing how to ‘go with the flow’ & not turn their drama into your drama. Believe me…I know that can be trying sometimes. Recently, I think I’ve managed quite well with this on a few occasions. I honestly wanted to ‘go with the flow’ & have a great time & not get bogged down…I consciously chose positivity.

I know, I know….life isn’t always supposed to be rosy. There is negativity in the world, in many shapes & forms. But I’ll share a little secret with you…my ‘problem’ or how I react to some people was weighing me down – & it’s not where I want to be. I don’t want to be negative…I want light & fun & positivity.

So I worked on it….with Flower Essences. I sat down & really focused on the ‘nitty gritty’ of the relationship…& how that made me feel. I then went through the process of choosing my personal Flower Essences to shift my response & attitude, & took them regularly whilst reinforcing them with the meditations…..& you know what…it worked for me – just like magic…& as it does for many of my clients!

Snake Vine 

I feel the smile within my mind,

it tells me to dance along,

enjoy the road,

keep my eyes towards the Sun,

& give no thought to shadows.

 

So if you’re struggling with something, or your reaction to someone….why not turn to Mother Nature & see how she can support you. You really have nothing to lose. It may not be your whole answer…but I’m sure it will definitely point you in the right direction to make that holistic shift.

Call me to discuss on 0411 378 997….or BOOK NOW!!

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My Passion…. X

My passion…..Flower Essences.

Nature continually amazes me with her beauty & ability to heal on many levels. I have been using Flower Essences for over 15yrs with clients, & I always experience pure joy each time someone has a consult with me. To see how the Flower Essences they choose ‘speak to them’….exactly how their feeling & where they need that extra support. Great to help emotional struggles & stresses….& work so well with kids too!!

Rabbit Orchid

The unmasking of the soul,

to be true to yourself, honest & open.

I am what I am,

a traveler walking through Life.

All the riches of my being

are there for all to see.

 

If you’d like an appointment to experience how Flower Essences can support YOU…..call me on 0411 378 997 or book here!

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Healthy Festive Tips….

With lots of parties with family & friends in the next couple of weeks….we ALL overindulged this time of year. Trying to keep some BALANCE is the key.

  • Firstly…be kind to yourself…& those around you. It’s good for your mind & soul.
  • Yes…you probably will indulge, but try to eat/drink the healthy stuff as much as possible. Enjoy plenty of healthy salads & veggies to go with festive foods.
  • Water…it IS your friend. Especially up here…drink it up!!!
  • Get out & about…go for a walk early morning to beat the heat, or at night to check out the Christmas lights.
  • Find some time out just for you…it helps you to ground your feelings & settle the mind…it can be an emotional time of year.
  • Smile when you greet people…even when you’re on the phone – they can ‘hear’ your smile!  🙂

Remember….things can be difficult for some this time of year…talk to those around you when needed – look out & support each other. There’s added pressure during the Festive season which some experience…here’s some extra tips to get you through. XO

Lifeline is also there for those in need 13 11 14

I wish you a Merry Christmas & an amazing New Year!!

Stay safe & have FUN!!!

 

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Need some Positive Self Recognition & Self Esteem???

Yellow Cone Flower

Sometimes we may feel inferior & unaccepted by others…maybe even undervalued. This can lead us to feel depressed & taken for granted.

The Yellow Cone Flower Essence can help with recognition of self….& direct you to the most important opinion, it’s the one you have of yourself. Personal growth & expansion built on positive self esteem….learning to value one’s self is what this flower essence can help to enhance. Being content with who you are…& your self assessment is positive, clear & strong.

I am a being

of limitless wonder

of endless surprises

of flowing potential

of inner Joy.

 

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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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Territory Day is Yoga Day….. ;)

Embrace Yoga Day

This Territory Day – Saturday 1st July, come on down to the Nightcliff foreshore from 2-7pm to enjoy a day of yoga, plus beautiful vegetarian & vegan food & meditation.

I will be there with my certified organic herbal teas for you to try & buy!

There is FREE yoga for everyone to enjoy….including the kids!

Register your interest today…..remember it’s FREE!!  😉

Free fireworks down at the foreshore afterwards!!!

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Meditation Time…

I’ve had many clients recently through the clinic whom I have suggested to try regular meditation. It can be a time for the body to ‘check in’ & re-balance. For me it may not always be in a structured meditation form…..even soaking in the Epsom salt bath listening to music or going for a mindful walk can be chill out time.

Here’s a link to a range of meditation apps for you to enjoy!

Not only can we benefit from regular meditation & Epsom salt baths…..but I’m sure some of you may love to use them with your ‘little ones’ too….especially at bedtime.

Here’s  a lovely link to an article & script for you to try meditation with your ‘little ones’.

With this combination….hopefully they will be sleeping soundly. If you have any further concerns, remember I’m only too happy to help them with extra herbs & nutrients…just give me a call to arrange an appointment.

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Exciting Tea News Coming SOON!!!!

I can’t quite tell you all the details as yet….but I’m taking my Organic Herbal Teas to the next level!!

Stay tuned….& don’t forget to buy online to have them delivered to your door.

Buy Herbal Teas

I will also be at Woodroffe Primary School for the Mother’s Day Market, Friday 12th May 5-8pm….drop by & grab your fresh organic herbal teas!!  🙂

“Drink your tea slowly & reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing  toward the future. Live the actual moment.

Only this moment is Life.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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