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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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Chocolate Cherry Blitz…sounds just perfect for Christmas!!

Looking for  an indulgent choccie snack that won’t break your ‘calorie bank’ this holiday season???

Boosted with greens full of iron, magnesium, potassium, & folate; protein for that added punch of energy…plus cherries aid melatonin production – so better sleep!

Ingredients:

  • 1C grated zucchini
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1/2C frozen/pitted cherries (in season or berries)
  • 1/4C raw cacao powder
  • 1Tbls chia seeds
  • 1C milk of choice
  • 1/2C water (or coconut water)
  • pinch or stevia or little honey if needed

Method:

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a high-powered blender & blend till smooth.
  2. Add little extra water is prefer thinner smoothie.

Recipe from “Smoothies, Bowls & Drinks” by Sarah Wilson.

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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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Time to Regenerate???

I love how Flower Essences can support us when we really need them. Every week I see people walk through my door with an emotional heaviness within…I then use a simple yet effective method to connect them with their inner feelings & let them find their own path to healing. Seeing their faces when they find their connected flower essences is so satisfying…& watching the shifts during the healing always gives me a buzz.

Meet “Giving Hands”….Scaevola striata – the Spirit of Regeneration.

Giving Hands

I personally have chosen this flower essence recently. To help support me with a feeling of heaviness & hopelessness in a circumstance. Giving me the support to regenerate joy & inspiration within. Light & Love is continually renewed. Whatever has happened in the past can be healed, & we don’t have to carry the darkness with us for the rest of the journey.

“My sinking heart has now risen.

Sunning itself in the day &

resting peacefully at night.

I feel so young,

a tender bud uncurling.”

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Chantilly Kitchen…stocking my Herbal Teas!!!

Finally I can announce that the very cute & delightful Chantilly Kitchen Tearooms have a range of MY organic herbal tea blends on their menu….plus one I have especially blended just for them Madame Russo!!

I’m sooo excited to have my teas on their menu, plus I will have some stock there for you to purchase soon!!

Check them out on Facebook.

YAY!!!  🙂

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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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And the WINNER IS????!!!!

Congratulations to JESS!!!

Jess signed up to my newsletter at The Darwin Collective a couple of weeks ago….& her name has been drawn to win 1hr Reflexolgy!!

Don’t forget to contact me Jess ASAP to book a suitable time for you to chill out on the massage table…..treating your whole body, mind & spirit.

Great to aid insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, pregnancy…or any other physical concerns due to treating every organ in your body.

If you missed out….BOOK a 40min or 1hr Reflexology session online today….go on YOU know YOU deserve it!! X

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