Improve gut health with Systematic Kinesiology

Improve gut health with Systematic Kinesiology

The digestive system is key to our health

Kinesiology properly used, is capable of being the most wholistic approach to natural healthcare. I was at a seminar on Saturday to learn more about about gut health and gluten sensitivity (a topic we teach ourselves here at KinesiologyZone and there’s always something more to learn). Even 2000 years ago, it was Hippocrates who said that … all disease begins in the gut. And as Kinesiologist I see a lot of people coming to me for treatment who have imbalances of the digestive system. While this is not always the primary reason for a client coming to see me – frequently it’s for pain, low energy, headaches, and or skin problems etc. more often than not, they will also have a digestive imbalance, that if not addressed will contribute to their health issue not being resolved.


Our digestive system is a key part of our immune system – which means that when it is upset we are more susceptible to being run down, more likely to catch whatever is going around, and decrease our productivity.

Since Systematic Kinesiology rebalances and revitalises the major systems of the body, it enhances internal natural healing processes. It is a simple, non-intrusive approach that enables us to get into harmony with our own bodies. The basics are easy to learn and the results dramatic. It offers many ways to help the whole person in a fully integrated way. Any healthcare approach which neglects to deal with all four specific aspects of human function will not be as effective. – Mental/emotional; dietary and chemical factors; structural and physical considerations; and life force energy imbalances.

diet is of vital importance and many people eat foods which actually feed the health problems they suffer from. There is no such thing as a u


niversal diet and we are beginning to realise the concept we use in Systematic Kinesiology of “biochemic individuality”. It is vital for each person to adjust their diet to one which suits them individually.

What we eat can have an impact on others parts of the body, not just IN the gut. Thyroid function and auto-immune diseases have documented papers showing there to be a wheat and gluten association. But that’s only part of the reason. While you may have a genetic disposition, there is usually a trauma or event such as an infection that will start the early stages of disease.

The way we think and use our emotions affects our body much more than we realise.

Shock, disappointments, arguments, depression all have an instantaneous effect on us. The tests used in Systematic Kinesiology show dramatically just how upset emotions disorientate the energy of the body and its ability to function at its best. When we get stressed, our cortisol levels increase – and that has a direct result on our gut by making it slow down – which can result in constipation.

The body has an amazing ability to heal itself.

But if we are constantly blocking this natural ability, or don’t know about it and rush to the fastest pain reliever instead, is it any wonder that our lives are becoming increasingly stressed and out of balance. When I teach about helping the body to better health, and when we understand a little bit more how the body works, it can help us to look at our symptoms in a different way.

Learning more about how to test for food sensitivities, healing from emotional traumas, and balancing the body puts your health back in your hands.

If you’d like to understand better about how the body works, feel more empowered when it comes to health and understand the importance of treating people as individuals, then check out our courses at

Have we been wrong about addiction?

Is it possible to treat addiction holistically or it is simply a matter of avoidance?

A discussion came up in one of our classes last week about addiction, and how we can help people using Systematic Kinesiology.  The discussion centred around sugar and other substances that have an impact on raising blood sugar (and adrenaline) and the body’s need to keep blood sugar in balance.Addiction holistic approach

What’s interesting about addiction is the idea (considered a fact) that the thing that you are addicted to is the very thing that makes you addicted.  Alcohol, cigarettes, and stimulants such as caffeine, sugar and other food.  I found this quick video that gives a good argument (albeit about drugs) that suggests it’s not a simple as that.  Well worth a watch since it starts to question and challenge what we believe to be true.

My own experience and from a Systematic Kinesology holistic perspective I would agree; addiction is not as simple as avoiding the substance.  Life in general is not as simple. The problem I have is that simply avoiding pays little attention to other underlying factors. Such as, why a person start to look for outside of themselves.  Was there an emotional need not being met, was there a desire to feel different. When we look at the body’s biochemistry, or adrenal exhaustion and other organ balance, we get a bigger picture. More options. All these play a significant role in managing cravings, energy levels and sense of purpose/happiness. Only when we start to deal with the other factors that are crucial to address so that the person can return to being a non-smoker, a non-drinker (since they were at some stage in their life).

Each person is unique, has a unique personal history. We are all different and yet mostly treated in a standardised approach.  When treatment of addiction focusses soley on avoiding the “addictive” substance, without paying attention to each person’s as an individual, it’s too simple.

Watch this interesting video that suggests that everything we think we know about addiction is wrong.


This video is adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.’ For more information, and to take a quiz to see what you know about addiction, go to