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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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Tea for 2??? Why not support local!!!

Just in case you forgot….or you’re new to my tribe – I blend a range of organic herbal teas to suit many tastes. They’re professionally blended to support anything from sleep, detox, stress & mum’s with bubs.

  • Balance Me (adrenal & stress support…yummy with naturally sweet licorice)
  • Bliss (anxiety & ‘chillout’ blend)
  • Dreamtime (restful with beautiful relaxing herbs including lavender)
  • Protect Me (refreshing & immune boosting blend)
  • Tummy (great for nausea, upset tummies & refreshing when chilled)
  • Metabo (kick start your metabolism & balance blood sugar levels)
  • Wellness (a great detoxifier for your liver & kidneys)
  • ClariTea (refocus & concentrate with this refreshing blend)
  • Nourishing Women’s (comes from heart centre, & is nutritive & balancing)
  • Mum2Be (nutritive & preparing for birth blend)
  • Breastfeeding (enhance milk flow)
  • Raspberry Leaf (prepare for birth)

Over the last 8mths I’ve been lucky enough to have these stocked in a few cafes & stores around town. I’d love you to support these local business (& myself) by buying these gorgeous organic herbal tea blends directly from these stores. You can even enjoy them in-store at The Chantilly Tearooms in Nightcliff & Kings Cafe at Casuarina CDU.

You can also purchase your own take home loose leaf packs at:

Eco Organic Market in Darwin city

The Harvest Press within Coolalinga Central

Bits4Bub within Coolalinga Central

 

Support LOCAL!!!  🙂
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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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Kick-Start 2018….personalised & professional Detox!!

Everlasting Health

Overindulged…Gut giving you problems…Lacking Energy…or looking to start a Family in 2018???

The reason for a 4 Week Naturopathic Detox is to support the whole body to easily digest foods; support & protect detox & elimination channels; & to restore balance where needed. I will analyse you personal health & provide you with a tailored program to support the results YOU want.

It’s NOT just a quick 3-Day Fast to lose a little fluid – these can actually do damage as there’s often no supportive nutrients or cellular protection used. The quality & potency of supplements is really important…to ensure that you’re actually supported & Detoxing effectively for YOUR body.

Plus…guess what…you’ll EAT REAL FOOD!!

My Wellness Detox Blend

Yes, guidelines for aiding your body to Detox from liver, gut, kidney, skin, breath & even emotionally will also be provided. Plus…you will get support along the way, so you won’t be doing it alone!!

For an investment of $385-435 ($12.80 -14.50 day):
You will receive all Practitioner Only supplements to support YOUR personalised program for a month…..PLUS:

  • Initial Consult to review Detox Questionaire & Health Goals
  • Wellness/Detox Herbal Tea
  • Detox Recipes with real food!
  • Detox Epsom Salts
  • Flower Essences to support emotionally during Detox program
  • Reflexology Treatment mid-way through Detox
  • Final consult at the end to review Health Goals
And Private Health Fund Rebates are available…..
So what do YOU have to Lose???
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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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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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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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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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