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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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Women’s Awareness & Wellness Afternoon Teal…this link works!!

Apologies if you tried to buy tickets via my previous email…my silly tech error?! The link below & Facebook works just fine..  😉

As you may know already…February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. 

Just recently a lovely Darwin lady lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was sooo full of life & wanted to help educate women about trusting their gut instinct to get health concerns checked & double checked early.
We want to help others be more mindful of their health….mind, body & soul. Tammy, Louise & I would love you to join us for our Women’s Awareness & Wellness Afternoon Teal where mindfulness, health – body, mind & soul….& of course healthy treats & organic herbal tea will be on offer.
There will also be some beautiful products from these wonderful practitioners….with 10% sales going directly to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Please note that if you purchase a ticket & are unable to attend there are no refunds as all ticket proceeds are donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
If you are unable to attend, & wish to donate please do so via: 
Thank you  for your support X

 

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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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Lunch….its a Wrap!!

These days there are all types of ‘wraps’ which are tasty & boosted with proteins such as chia seeds, quinoa….& also give tasty gluten free options too.

Here’s some tasty options you might want to try out!

  • tuna, mashed boiled eggs, baby spinach & grated carrot
  • mashed avocado with lemon juice, grated carrot, leg ham & rocket
  • hommus, julienne cucumber, grated carrot, alfalfa sprouts
  • cottage cheese, lettuce, julienne cucumber  & capsicum
  • edamame green dip, sliced olives, diced tomato, rocket & feta
  • pesto, chicken, grated carrot, avocado & lettuce
  • mashed avocado & boiled egg, diced tomato & rocket
  • pumpkin dip, leg ham/chicken, baby spinach
  • beetroot hommus, roast sweet potato/pumpkin, feta & baby spincah

You can roll them up & cut into hand sized (3-4cm) pieces for kids divided lunchboxes, or just roll & wrap!

Need more lunchbox ideas….click here!

 

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A Year in Reflection….

How has ‘Your Year’ been???

Were you true to Yourself….& followed the paths you chose as best as You could…even if things didn’t go completely as planned???

Somehow I managed to achieve most that I hoped for…there were some challenges professionally & personally – but hey, I had to keep pushing through. Not saying all is ‘perfect’…just content with where I’m at.  And that’s all that’s important – as long as you’re happy with all that You do. Don’t worry about what others think of your choices.

We all have different circumstances & at stages in life. We set our own goals; have desires & wishes…but the one thing I feel is important, is that we move – & not get ‘stuck’ somewhere waiting for it all to come to us. ‘Cause babe….that ain’t gonna happen.

Only YOU can set your mind to be all you wish…only YOU can ‘turn it up a gear’ – no matter what ‘that’ is for YOU. There are often curve balls thrown in our way for good measure in life, in some shape or form…it’s how YOU deal with those that matters.

I hope You can reflect back on ‘Your’ 2017 & pat yourself on the back & smile….Yes I did it!

Life is a roller coaster….how do YOU ride it?!!

Roll on 2018 I say…I’m ready for ya!  😉

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Christmas Stocking Ideas

Yes….Christmas is fast approaching!!

And if you’ve forgotten someone off your list…or you just wanted to get someone something a little different & healthy….why not try one of these last minute ideas.

Certified Organic Herbal Teas – a wide variety of my blends can be purchased from as little as $6.95 from Kings Wholefood Artisan, The Harvest Press, Eco Organic Market, Bits4Bub & Chantilly Kitchen Tearoom.

Gift Vouchers – why not treat someone for Reflexology from $60-80…..bliss for your body, mind & soul whilst lying on the table. Or maybe they really need a ‘kick start’ to better health in 2018…with Initial Naturopathic Consults at $125 (health fund rebates available).

Give me a call on 011 378 997 to arrange the perfect gift.

 

 

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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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