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Lose Weight … And start building your Summer body Now?

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Lose weight

Lose weight and feel great. Build your summer body now.

There is only 1 month to go before Summer is officially here and that means approximately 2 months until Christmas! Now is the time to lose weight and start building that Summer body of your dreams. Months of hiding behind leggings and sweaters, the warmer weather means you are suddenly thrust into shorts and t-shirts. Suddenly you notice that you may have put on a few kilos over the cooler months. You may have gained some cellulite on your legs and bum. You also realise that you may have to get into a bikini/swimsuit very soon.

Don’t freak out though! Tony the award winning Naturopath from Capalaba Natural Health is here to help! He has been helping people lose weight and building their dream bodies for the last 13 years with the HCG diet. Over 3,000 people have successfully completed the weight loss program and couldn’t be happier. Even people who are at their wits end with losing weight and have tried every other diet out there. They have said this is the one that actually worked for them and helped them lose weight and reach their weight loss goals. Tony will even teach strategies to help keep the weight off too.

The HCG diet is a low calorie diet with natural homeopathic weight loss drops to help suppress the appetite so that you are not feeling hungry. It is a wholefoods based diet and very easy to stick to. As part of the diet you receive the dietary protocol book explaining the diet in details including what foods to eat and what not to eat. A comprehensive recipe book and weight loss drops.

Not only do you get the benefits of losing weight but you also feel great. When you lose weight you will gain more energy, joint pain eases up as there is less pressure causing inflammation and cellulite significantly reduces.

 

Start Now and Lose 10kg before Xmas

Your summer body is created in October/November so that you are ready to get into that beautiful bikini by Christmas. Not only will you look great but will also be feeling great. You will have more energy to run around with the kids, swim in the ocean and look fantastic in that slinky dress at the work Christmas party.

If you would love to lose weight and feel lighter with a bunch more energy and less pain click on the link below to book in a free 30 minute weight loss consult at our Capalaba clinic. Our award winning Naturopath Tony will put you on the VLA machine to measure what is going on in your body, your fat content, muscle, hydration levels, inflammation etc … even your biological age and give you a base line for starting. He will also go through the diet plan in detail. This a no obligation consultation so what have you got to lose? … except maybe some weight.

 

 

Are Hot Flushes and night sweats driving you crazy?

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Menopause Hot Flushes

Would you love to know how to quickly get rid of Menopause Symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats using information most people don’t even know about. It’s almost like magic.

So often I get woman coming into our Capalaba clinic experiencing Menopause or Perimenopause symptoms. Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Weight Gain and Mood changes are all so very common. I often hear that some women can get upwards of 20 flushes per night and that they are so tired and irritable from a lack of sleep.

The majority of these women have had these symptoms for many years. Recently I had one lady who had over 20 flushes per night for the last 5 years.

Can you imagine the smile on her face when I said that I was confident that I could cease most of her hot flushes within 1-2 months. And that I could also increase her energy levels simultaneously … And it happened. She’s now flush free and has 9/10 energy.

Lets break it down! What is menopause?

Menopause is experienced by all woman and is a natural part of the ageing process. It typically starts between the ages of 45 – 55. It occurs when a woman’s ovaries no longer release an egg and therefore menstruation ceases. Simultaneously the amount of estrogen produced by the ovaries diminishes significantly and it is this reduction in estrogen which can create the symptoms associated to menopause such as Hot Flushes, Night sweat, Weight Gain, Fatigue, Female Reproductive Dryness, Anxiety, Depression, Reduce Self Esteem and other Mood Changes.

Estrogen slowly diminishes over many years before her full menses stop. During this time a woman’s symptoms start to slowly arise.  This time is known as Perimenopause.

What you don’t know about menopause.

As estrogen produced in the ovaries declines the body asks the adrenal glands to produce small amounts of estrogen to compensate. This is critical for helping maintain hormonal equilibrium. If the adrenal glands are unable to produce this level of estrogen sufficiently then menopause symptoms increase.

The problem for most woman occurs in that they have had a stressful life working, raising children etc… and therefore by the age of 45 years old their adrenal glands are often tired or they may even be suffering from adrenal fatigue. When the adrenal glands are asked to do yet another job, and produce more estrogen, they can’t and the menopause symptoms are the result.

 

My magic treatment for menopause.

It is my belief that treating the adrenal glands is the most beneficial way of reducing menopause symptoms.

By nourishing and strengthening the adrenal glands we allow them to perform their natural function correctly and produce enough estrogen to alleviate the symptoms. Additionally, most woman will experience a considerable increase in their energy levels and their ability to cope with the everyday stresses of life. Improved adrenal function will also help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, improve sleep pattern and reduce aches & pains.

If you also suffer from vaginal dryness then try taking a teaspoon of flaxseed daily. These contain phyto-estrogens and have been shown to reduce dryness significantly.

Pretty cool hey … no flushes or sweats and more energy. Now that’s magic.

Written by Tony Daniel Award Winning Naturopath at Capalaba Natural Health.

If you are suffering from hot flushes, night sweats and menopausal symptoms why not book in a consultation today. Click on the link below:

 

The benefits of losing weight

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The benefits of losing weight

With convenience becoming more and more important in today’s busy environment it isn’t too much of a surprise to learn that Australia’s general health and wellbeing is seeing some concerning trends. Recent research suggests that the most commonly prescribed medications by your local Doctor are, in fact, for illnesses and conditions that have earned the moniker of “lifestyle diseases”. Before we explore the solution to this modern illness, we first need to explore what a lifestyle disease is.  Over the last couple of decades people have been experiencing illnesses that, until fairly recently, were fairly rare.

As we touched upon at the very start of this blog, people are relying more and more on convenience and due to work and family commitments are very time poor.  This, as we’ll discover is a very dangerous combination especially when you’re trying to lose weight. With rates of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure on the rise it is really time for us to take a collective moment and reflect on the damage we’re doing to our bodies.

The Problem

Thirty years ago, when diets were more balanced, the answer to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle was to go and pound the pavement or join the masses and sign up for the new phenomena that were gyms. Fast forward thirty years and gyms are on every street corner but we’re still seeing increased levels of lifestyle illnesses and people struggling with weight loss.  The introduction of high fat, high sugar diets combined with an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has impacted just about everybody’s waistlines and general health.

 

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Weight Loss & Pregnancy

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Weight Loss & Pregnancy

In a world where there are more weight loss products, diet-programs and TV shows than you can shake a stick at, we are all becoming more and more aware of the importance of looking after ourselves, our health and our weight. There are many reasons why people are turning to weight loss products and diets such as Keto but there are some people who are looking to lose weight so they can increase their chances of hearing the pitta-patter of tiny feet reverberate around their homes! We all know the obvious health reasons to losing weight and getting fitter, but weight loss and pregnancy isn’t always talked about or discussed as a reason to lose those stubborn kilos. Recent studies in the United States and Australia have shown that losing as little as 5% of your body weight can increase your chances of conceiving.

Why Does Weight Loss Matter In Pregnancy?

For Women
Weight loss can increase your chances of becoming pregnant, but we really must explore why being over-weight can affect pregnancy and the chances of falling pregnant.
Losing fat makes you healthier, helps your liver detoxify your body and process hormones that need to be in perfect balance to fall pregnant. Losing weight and having a strong, healthy body creates a healthier environment for the baby to grow in and receive all the nutrients it needs, which in turn will help sustain pregnancy and create a healthier child. By helping clients lose weight and cleaning up their bodies we have helped many woman conceive who had previously been unable too.

For Men
Being a man is 50% of the process of creating a child. Strong, healthy sperm is needed to fertilise the egg and losing weight will help increase sperm counts, raise testosterone levels and lower estrogen levels. Zinc levels are important for good quality sperm along with other vitamins and minerals. Studies have suggested that for men to increase their chances of fathering children they should reach a healthier weight at least three months prior to conception. For men, reaching this target three months prior, is incredibly important as recent studies have determined it takes around three-months for sperm to develop and getting in shape assists with healthy sperm.

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Is Your Skin Condition Due To A Digestive Issue?

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Is Your Skin Condition Due To A Digestive Issue?

Have you ever stopped to wonder what is the cause of your skin condition? Eczema, psoriasis, Hives, dermatitis and more can all be due to poor digestion, food intolerances and gastrointestinal upsets. For instance, psoriasis is strongly linked to inflammatory bowel disease. By reducing inflammation in the body, you may be able to break free of chronic skin conditions…

The Link Between Food, Your Gut, and Your Skin

Many people underestimate the effects that poor digestion and bowels can have on their lifestyle, often causing boating, pain, discomfort, fatigue, but also playing a leading role in your skin’s health. At Capalaba Natural Health, we aim to identify the underlying drivers of the symptoms so we can implement a healthy eating plan and provide prescriptions or natural medicines to help improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, starting with your gut.

The gastrointestinal region of the body includes organs such as the liver, pancreas, and gall bladder, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum, leaving you open to many types of digestive issues. Because skin is an elimination organ, anything that happens in your gut, such as the build-up of toxins, is sometimes cleared through your skin. However, if there’s no release through the skin, these toxins can affect your body and stay underneath the surface of your skin, resulting in chronic skin conditions.

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Do You Have IBS?

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Do You Have IBS? Or, Could it be a Food Intolerance?

Around the world, many people suffer from abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation or diarrhoea. But what is the root cause of all this discomfort? Can it simply be put down to a poor diet, a food intolerance or perhaps even irritable bowel syndrome? From low energy levels to a poor immune system, all can be rectified by booking a consultation with your local naturopath at Capalaba Natural Health. Tony Daniel is an Award Winning Naturopath and is trained to help identify the underlying drivers of your health concerns and help rectify them using natural solutions.

So, do you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or is it just a food intolerance, perhaps even a dysregulated digestive system? Let’s explore.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you frequently endure abdominal pain, cramping or discomfort that is relieved by passing wind? Do you often find yourself experiencing an urgency to make a bowel movement or find yourself alternating between constipation and diarrhoea? Have you ever had the feeling of an ‘incomplete evacuation’?

People with IBS often rate these as the most common symptoms with some also experiencing chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, sinus, eczema, poor memory, joint pain and reduced immunity leading.

At Capalaba Natural Health, our naturopathic practitioners are experts in gut and digestive health, providing natural and organic solutions to ease your pain. Once we identify the trigger of your symptoms, we can help implement a health eating plan and provide natural medicines designed to reduce digestive inflammation, and repair your gut. After just a few days, you will already start to notice your energy levels increase and a better sense of well-being. With better gut health and adequate nutrition, your body will flourish increasing your energy levels, reducing stress and improving your quality of life.

Stress or anxiety, as common as they are, are two of the biggest drivers of IBS. However, at Capalaba Natural Health, we understand that many symptoms associated with IBS are actually due to a food intolerance. Therefore, our first step is to identify any food intolerances you may have that are irritating your digestive tract.

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Differences between Dairy Intolerance and Lactose Intolerance

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What’s the difference between Dairy Intolerance and Lactose Intolerance?

Have you ever been strolling through the aisles of your local supermarket during your weekly grocery shop, heading to grab some ice cream, milk or yoghurt only to be faced with a bunch of product labels you’ve never seen before? Lactose-free, dairy-free, non-dairy – what do they all mean, what’s the difference between them all? Well that’s what we’re here to uncover.

Dairy Intolerance

To completely understand what it means to be ‘dairy-free’ or to have a dairy intolerance, it’s important to understand what dairy actually means. The term ‘dairy’ refers to milk and any part of milk that comes from cows, meaning a dairy intolerant person can’t consume milk or any products that are derived from milk such as cream, butter, sour cream, yogurt, cheese or, chocolate. It also includes products which contain traces of milk products such milk solids, casein, lactose and whey.

A dairy intolerance is when a person reacts to not just the lactose (Milk sugar) but they also react to one or more of the other components of milk such as whey or casein (Milk protein). This means that the person would still feel unwell or get symptoms if they drink lactose free milk because they are also reacting to one of the other substances present – typically casein.

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Overcome Seasonal Allergies, Sinus and Hayfever.

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Tony’s Proven Approach To Overcoming Seasonal Allergies, Sinus or Hayfever

For most of us, Spring is a lovely time of the year. The winter chills have stopped, the weather is warming up and everything is starting to bloom and regenerate. For me, it’s my favourite time of the year. For some, unfortunately, it’s horrible. Their nose starts to run, their ears and eyes get itchy and they feel tired and worn out. It’s a seasonal allergy season.

We all have a tolerance level to substances such as pollen, dust, grasses, animal dander etc… Unfortunately, some people’s levels are set lower than others or their diet and lifestyle mean that these levels lower over time. The good news is that we can raise our tolerance levels and reset our immune system so that you no longer need to suffer during Spring.
I have used the following approach hundreds of time to excellent effect.

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Holistic Health Kinesiology FAQ

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What is Holistic Health Kinesiology?

‘Kinesiology’ serves as an overarching-term for a suite of specialised modalities. What ties the different modalities together is a reliance on muscle monitoring as the basic feedback mechanism into the human brain. This feedback is based on the principle of the body communicating with itself. The body communicates messages through a range of systems in order to function. The Kinesiologist uses gentle muscle monitoring to access the underlying stress in a person’s system that may be blocking the body’s natural healing systems, so the treatment can be more efficient and effective. (That’s the info that your kinesiologist is tapping into when they are pressing on your arm)

How long is each Holistic Health Kinesiology session?

Your first session should be 1½ hours, and after that sessions are usually 60min but can be between 45min and 1½ hours according to your individual needs.

How many sessions will I need to have?

This really depends on you and the aim of treatment. Kinesiology treats you as an individual. Some people require one session to deal with a single issue, others require a series of sessions. A plan of treatment will be discussed in the initial consultation. Generally, Sinead likes to work with someone for 4-5 sessions, spacing a few weeks or months apart, as this allows time to get to the true cause of the presenting issue and help you to move on effectively with new learned skills. However, each person is unique you may need more or fewer sessions.

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Breaking the shackles of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other Digestive Disorders

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is the most common chronic disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Did you know that being a syndrome means that IBS is not a disease but a collection of symptoms. This is great news for suffers of IBS because it is considerably easier treating and correcting an imbalance or a symptom than it is treating a chronic, maybe genetic, disease.

The main symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include:Pain, Bloating and Diahorrea symptom of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Bloating, abdominal pain, fatigue, brain fog, increased flatulence, diarrhoea and / or constipation.

I have seen IBS symptoms range from minor bloating and discomfort to hospitalization. Often sufferers of IBS become weary of going out socially in fear of an attack or fear that they may need a toilet urgently. This is no way to live a full and fun life.

The great news is that naturopathically we get great results treating IBS and other digestive disorders including Crohn’s Disease, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative colitis etc…

How I treat the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

We’ve already discussed that IBS is a collection of symptoms and not a disease. This means that if we identify the trigger to each symptom then we can treat and clear each symptom and therefore effectively get rid of IBS.

In other words, if you are symptom free then the syndrome doesn’t exist as it’s really only a collection of symptoms.

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