Essential Wellbeing Natural Health Clinic

Newsletter 1 summer 2011


Thanks for finding your way to Newsletter No#1.

It has been for me an interesting year, so much happening around the world and in my own life. Many people I have spoken to have found this year challenging for one reason or another.

Personally, I’m looking forward to Christmas and some time off with the Family.

Enjoy the rest of the articles below, hope you find some of it useful.

Cheers and best wishes for the rest of the year, Christmas and into the New Year!


This time of year the parties go on for weeks.

Rich food, alcohol and late nights can take their toll. The liver in particular can be put under undue stress creating nasty symptoms of acute liver inflammation.

Understanding the liver and knowing what strategies to employ can help you enjoy the festive season with minimal side effects.

The liver is an amazing organ. Roughly 1.7 litres of blood are ‘cleaned up’ by the liver daily. It stores iron, makes bile and creates other important nutrients and chemicals that your body needs for good health.

It must deal not only with excess accumulations of fats, proteins, as well as all the environmental toxins and the unnatural chemicals found in modern (commercialized) foods like; soft drinks, flavour enhancers, preservatives, artificial agents, colour, emulsifiers, pesticides on foods, hormones in meat, chemicals in the water supply and cosmetics such as hairspray, creams and more. All this can contribute to a toxic build-up.  Toxins, by the way, are stored in your body fat if your liver cannot get rid of it.

Attached to the liver and lying just below it is the gall bladder and its job is to store and concentrate the bile produced by the liver and release bile by way of ducts into the duodenum where it is essential for lipid (normal fats) digestion.  Approximately half a litre of bile is produced by the liver daily on average – by a healthy liver.  When a stressed liver cannot function properly, it may not produce enough bile leading to digestive problems (and poor nutrient conversion) because the gall bladder does not have enough bile to release.  Too concentrated bile can lead to gall stones.

The liver in Chinese medicine is seen as an organ easily affected by emotional events such as those things that cause frustration and anger. These emotions cause internal tension and blood flow constriction preventing the liver from effectively fulfilling its physical functions such as blood filtering.

So, it is easy to see just how crucial a healthy liver is to your health.

So what are some of the more subtle or not so subtle signs of a sluggish, clogged liver?

  • Headaches, migraines, high blood pressure
  • low energy/fatigue/foggy mind, weak immune system,
  • indigestion, Nausea , constipation/diarrhea, bad breath, obesity,
  • allergies, skin eruptions (acne, pimples, rashes), excess candida growth,
  • fluid retention, cold hands and feet, stiff and aching muscles, osteoporosis,
  • discomfort, swelling and/or tenderness underneath right rib cage,
  • difficulty getting to sleep followed by difficulty awakening in the morning (a sort of hangover feeling).
  • PMS, anger and defensiveness and anxiety attacks.

Even in an overfed society, malnutrition is not unusual due to inefficient liver, gall and pancreas function.  Often vague and indefinable symptoms of a stressed liver are misdiagnosed as other dis-eases.

Acupuncture as well as numerous herbs, bitters and foods are supportive to the liver. Below is a list of a few:

* Milk Thistle (Silymarin)
* Dandelion (taraxacum officinale)
* Globe Artichoke
* Blessed Thistle
* Curcumin (active property of Tumeric)
* Nettles
* Ganoderma
* Peony
* Bupleurum

Bitters:  bitters stimulate the liver to work more efficiently in all areas with a positive side effect of more efficient  fat burn resulting in natural weight loss if you are overweight.

Vegetables: – artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, dandelion, fennel, onions and garlic, parsley, radish, turnips.

Fruits: – apple and pears, avocado, banana, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, papaya, pineapple, watermelon and fibre in any vegetable/fruit form.

Other: – whole grains, lentils, chickpeas, red kidney beans, linseed, Alkaline water, and exercise in moderation.

Finally, if your looking for extra support for your liver contact me  Ph: 83523100

If you are a Existing patient/client of the clinic, contact me by email or phone and I could post out to you or you can drop by for pick up.

Alternately,  you can order Lipotone directly from Bioceuticals, (you can pay online and they will post to you). You will need the Patient Ordering Code previously supplied. Click link below to go to Lipotone.

Acutonics and Laser Therapy

Acutonics® is a system of vibrational sound healing rooted in Oriental Medicine. Similar to acupuncture it uses medical grade tuning forks instead of needles.

The Acutonics Healing System is an energy-based gentle, non-invasive, deeply relaxing  healing treatment modality.

Acutonics provides us with a unique methodology and tools for the practice of Harmonic Medicine and Sound Healing.

Applying the specific tuning forks along points on the meridian pathways stimulates and balances the body’s physical and subtle energy field to promote healing and inner harmony.

This life changing healing work is not only having profound results treating chronic and debilitating conditions, but also helping people to balance the spiritual, emotional and physical.

The tuning forks can also be integrated into an acupuncture treatment to enhance the therapeutic benefits.

Laser therapy is also a non-invasive, gentle, painless and effective treatment modality.

The application of a single non-heating visible red laser to specific acupuncture points is an effective alternative to the application of needles. While a single unit has it short comings, it is best applied to highly sensitive skin areas, small children and the needle phobic.

The combination of Acutonics and Laser in a treatment represents a new opportunity for a complete and effective non-invasive treatment.

So, next time you’re telling someone about acupuncture and they say,
there’s no way someone is putting needles in me”,
you’ll be able to tell them they can have an effective treatment without them.

One of the worlds finest drinking waters

Ph8 is regarded as “One of the worlds finest drinking waters”, due to it’s purity and high content of essential minerals.
Bicarbonates, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Silica and Selenium to name a few are present at very good levels, which are known for their ability to assist the human immune system.
Selenium is a major contributor to the ability of Ph8 to have the effect that it does. Selenium also acts as an antioxidant against free radicals that damage our DNA. Selenium supports a healthy heart, is an essential component in anti-oxidant enzymes and helps protect blood vessels from oxidative damage, is essential for the healthy functioning of the thyroid and immune systems and helps to counteract the effects of a number of heavy metals including cadmium, mercury and arsenic.
Debilitating diseases are known to thrive in an acidic society, and it is a well known fact that a large part of our diet is acidic, therefore it would stand to reason that drinking water that is alkaline will assist us to maintain the PH of our bodies at a level which will deter diseases from existing.
Claimed Health Benefits of high Alkaline Water People who support drinking alkaline water for health benefits, such as the marketers of PH8 water, say it prevents disease and slows the aging process. They also claim it stops free radicals from forming, flushes toxins from cells and prevents toxins from accumulating, provides essential minerals, promotes normal blood flow and maintains normal blood pH.
Ph8 is sourced from a pristine aquifer in the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia near Adelaide. PH8 Natural Alkaline Water is named after its high alkaline PH level of 8.3.  The thick layer of limestone alkalizes the water as it filters through to the aquifer. The natural filter of the limestone does such a fantastic job that this water can be consumed without filtration. The limestone rock is up to 34meters thick in places which can take up to 1 year to penetrate and reach the aquifer.
Drinking PH8 Natural Alkaline Water with it’s hydrating properties, high solubility and good permeability, is the best method to re hydrate, and build up the bodies reserves of alkaline minerals.

PH8 is only available in 1.5lt or 600ml, bottles at this time. They can be purchased from the clinic in any quantity, give me a call prior for larger orders to ensure I have the quantity required. Prices are the same as indicated on their web site (link below)

Click here for more info at the PH8 web site.

Christmas Closing times.

I hope this email finds you well.
I also wish you and your Family a
Merry Christmas,
Happy and safe New Year!
Closed on Friday 23/12/11
Back at Work on Tuesday 3/1/12