New Age Naturopathics provides custom designed “Wellness Plans”

to assist you to honour your body, mind and soul and be the

Best You Can Be!

 

Terrie Beresford

 

I'm Terrie Beresford, allow me to introduce myself.

It was through my own health crisis whilst working overseas in banking in Tokyo, Japan that I realised there was more to life than money and that Western medicine was not the answer to a long healthy life.

At that time I was sleeping only every second night, had constant stomach pains, anxiety and headaches. Unfortunately due to cultural differences it was difficult for me to find any professional medical or natural medicine options which were effective for me.

It was at this time that I took control of my health and decided to stop processed food, caffeine, sugar and alcohol and take up the regular practice of yoga and meditation. I also quit my well paid banking job and travelled around the world for eight months.

Find out more in the About Me section.

 

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Health Concerns

Do you suffer from anxiety, chronic fatigue, depression, headaches? Or do you just feel your overall wellness could be improved? Is your health issue amongst the list of conditions that New Age Naturopathics can help you with?

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Techniques

Naturopathy, Iridology, Herbal medicines, Homeopathics, Kinesiology, are just a few of the techniques that are used to create your custom designed "Wellness Plan".

Techniques

Articles

To help you honour your mind, body and soul, we have a number of articles full of practical and useful information. Whether you are looking for the latest article, or a specific topic, there will be something of value for you here.

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Recipes

Feeling your best includes making sure that you eat the right things. New Age Naturopathics can supply you with some great recipes that will help you along your wellness journey.

Recipes

 

 

What Others Have to Say

 

 

Lynda Dyer Msc
Mind Power Global,
Certified NLP Trainer & Master Trainer of Matrix Therapies

International Best Selling Author

 

"I have had the pleasure of experiencing Terrie Beresford as a speaker in a Women’s Business Group, as a Naturopath that I go to, and as a contributing author of many of my International Best Selling Health and Wellness Books. At each event she has delivered with such professionalism, wisdom, knowledge and a unique intuition that is a delight to experience! Terrie’s engaging style results in an experience that is unique, conveying the message of trust and empowerment to all.

Visiting, hearing or reading Terrie’s inspirational and informative information provides people with the tools to implement change in their health and thus their lives.

Terrie is very genuine and brings a lot of realism and practical intuitive thinking to her work. She really connects with everyone. I’m confident that those who apply her advice and knowledge will improve their health and experience like I have. I am happy to recommend her constantly."

Dr. Sherene Suchy (Social Worker)

Author of Bamboozled: Trek Guide to Clients & Experts in Medicine (2018) 

"Terrie Beresford has been a core member of my integrative health team for the last ten years. During that decade, we’ve worked together using herbs, supplements, and naturopathy to maintain a high quality of life following an oncology diagnosis e.g. six months to live. Years later, here we are!

I trust Terrie’s clinical judgment. She bases her practice on multiple qualifications, stays up to date on current advances in the integrative medicine field, and respects the healing power of body-mind-spirit.

I am deeply grateful for Terrie’s valuable contribution to my commitment to living life, not the condition."

 

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Solutions to Beat Stress

In our last newsletter we looked at key nutrients that can support our nervous system in times of stress. In this edition we explore these in more detail.

Remember, when we are under stress, our adrenal glands (which sit above our kidneys) secrete more of the stress hormones cortisol, adrenalin and noradrenalin. This increase in stress hormones requires even more nutrients than usual. This is because our body needs vitamins and minerals to produce these hormones and neurotransmitters (the brain’s messengers) required to adapt to the stress and bring the body back into balance.

As much of our food is depleted in important vitamins and minerals it is important to supplement these key nutrients during times of increased stress.

B Group Vitamins

Needed for healthy mood, motivation and wellbeing. They are also vital for producing energy, as well as the neurotransmitters that promote happiness, relaxation and sleep. Vitamin B5 and B6 are particularly crucial for supporting our adrenal glands which make our stress hormones (cortisol, adrenalin and noradrenalin). Taking a good quality B complex supplement is an important part of any stress management prescription.

Vitamin C

Required for the synthesis of our key stress hormones cortisol, adrenalin and noradrenalin. It is also found in high concentration in the adrenal cortex. When stress levels are high the adrenal cortex may become depleted in vitamin C which may affect our production of stress hormones. Vitamin C is also important for immune system support which is adversely affected by long term cortisol production.

Zinc

Zinc is required for brain function and the regulation of several key neurotransmitters including dopamine one of our main feel good chemicals produced in the brain. Zinc may become depleted during periods of high stress due to its key role in a wide variety of biochemical processes in the body.

Magnesium

When you are stressed, your body requires more magnesium than normal. In addition to stress management, magnesium is required for heart function, hormonal balance, pain management and energy production. It is also a muscle relaxant which may improve mood and sleep.

Adaptogenic Herbs

Adaptogenic herbs have been shown to normalise levels of stress hormones. They may also help to minimise the negative effects of excessive stress hormone production. Some of my favourites include Withania, Siberian Ginseng, American Ginseng, Rhodiola, Schisandra, Licorice and Rhodiola. These are best used in combination in liquid, tablet or powder form.

Calming Herbs

Calming herbal medicines are beneficial in reducing feelings of anxiety and stress and may also assist with restful sleep. Some of my favourites include Lemon Balm, Motherwort, Chamomille, Kava, Oats, Passionflower and Zizyphus.

 

Setting up the Foundations

Now that we know which nutrients can support us in times of stress, let’s explore some nutritional recommendations to support our nervous system. What happens to your diet when you’re stressed? Do you eat a lot, do your skip meals? or do you make poor food choices when short on time or patience? Keep the following in mind during times of stress:

  • Green leafy vegetables, such as rocket, broccoli, spinach, chinese greens and nuts and seeds are high in minerals such as magnesium and potassium which are important for relaxation, energy production and hormonal balance.

  • Protein from fish, lean meats, eggs, legumes, nuts and seeds can provide us with amino acids to fuel our brain and muscles whilst sustaining us for longer, minimising those stress cravings.

  • Fish, in particular, contains both protein and essential fats, otherwise known as omega-3 fatty acids which can support a healthy stress response and healthy brain and mood.

In the next article we will explore lifestyle recommendations to assist you to build reliance to stress. In the meantime, if you are feeling overwhelmed by stress don’t wait, contact a health professional like myself or a professional counsellor or psychologist to formulate a tailor made stress management plan.