The Health Show Episode #9 – How Adrenal Stress Impacts your Health

The Health Show Episode #9 – How Adrenal Stress Impacts your Health

Wow .. what a great turn up and interest in our latest Health Show. We had the largest audience to-date, therefore it’s not hard to believe alot of people are suffering out there from a range of adrenal stress symptoms.

Adrenal fatigue is estimated to affect around 80 percent of people in the world. This was one of the manyAdrenal Stress - KinesiologyZoneany  reasons we choose Adrenal Stress as our topic for this Health Show. A lot of people feel deflated, frustrated and overwhelmed with symptoms and a lot of time they don’t understand why they are happening to them. But we think there’s hope.

It’s our opinion adrenal fatigue and stress can be managed and solved with some techniques we use in Systematic Kinesiology, by testing for nutritional deficiency and reviewing your diet.

Watch our most recent show to learn how to recognize and address Adrenal Stress –

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The Health Show was filled with some much information today and the half hour flew by so quickly, we didn’t get a chance to demonstrate the iris contraction test.This is an easy test that you do at home or with a friend.

This measures your body’s stamina in response to light stimulation. If your stamina is decreased, this test plus your overall symptoms may indicate that your adrenals are having difficulty supporting you through stressful events.

Here’s what you’ll need to take the test:

  • Weak (not too bright) flashlight or phone light
  • Mirror
  • Dark room

Test Directions:

In a dark room, sit or stand in front of a mirror for about a minute to allow your eyes to adjust to the light. “Then shine a flashlight across one eye (not directly into it) from the side of your head. Keep the light shining steadily across one eye and watch in the mirror with the other. You should see your pupil (the dark circle in the centre of the eye) contract immediately as the light hits your eye. This occurs because the iris, a tiny circular muscle composed of small muscle fibers, contracts and dilates the pupil in response to light. Just like any muscle, after it has been exercised beyond normal capacity, it likes to have a rest.

The pupil normally remains contracted in the increased light, the pupil will not be able to hold its contraction and will dilate [open back up] despite the light shining on it. This dilation will take place within 2 minutes and will last for about 30-45 seconds before it recovers and contracts again. Time how long the dilation lasts with the second hand on the watch and record it along with the date. After you do this once, let the eye rest. If you have any difficulty doing this on yourself, do it with a friend. Have a friend shine the light across your eye while both of you watch the pupil size.   (Source: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome)

To find out if you are suffering from Adrenal Fatigue and to get tested visit your local Systematic Kinesiologist.

We hoped you enjoyed our latest show and we would love your feedback.

Mark your diary – On Wednesday 19th July on our next Health Show we will be covering digestive problems and the leaky gut. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions just post in the comment below.

To book a place on our Health RoadShow click here – www.KinesiologyZone.com/roadshow

Signs you have adrenal fatigue (and what to do about it)

Signs you have Adrenal Fatigue (and what to do about it)

by Sheila O’Hanlon

 

The thyroid and adrenals are so intricately connected. It wouldn’t be a surprise to me at all if many people suffering from Hypothyroid are struggling with adrenal stress and they have no idea.

Have you heard of the adrenal glands? They are 2 tiny little organs that sit on top of your kidneys and control quite a few actions in your body including your stress response, weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and immune system. The adrenal glands are really quite incredible in tAdrenals - Kinesiologyzonehat, as a species, they are our primary survival organs.

Over 80% of us will experience adrenal fatigue multiple times over our lives. Symptoms can include weakness, lack of energy, trouble concentrating, becoming easily confused, forgetfulness, trouble completing basic tasks you could once handle easily, hoarse voice, poor digestion, constipation, depression, insomnia, not feeling rested after waking from sleep, and relying on naps during the day.

Adrenal fatigue has existed as long as we have, but it has only reached epidemic proportions over the last 100 years. Why is this? The answer lies in the way that our lifestyles have changed over that time. The average person’s stress levels, diet and toxic load are all immeasurably worse today than they were at the start of the twentieth century.

The best way to support your adrenals and help recover your health is to eat a light, balanced meal every 90 minutes to two hours.Giving your adrenal glands lots of rest allows them to devote energy to healing and restoring themselves.

Each of your meals should ideally contain a balance of potassium, sodium, and natural sugar (from fruit). Snacks you can graze on to help recover your adrenal health, including:

Apple, celery, and dates
Orange, avocado, and spinach
Sweet potato, kale, and lemon juice
Cucumber, avocado, and lime juice
Banana, dates, and romaine lettuce
Coconut water, dried apricots and celery
Coconut water, banana, and spinach
Pear, berries, and mache
Mango, figs, and celery

The last and most important key to restoring your adrenal function is to heed your mind and stress needs. Pay attention to your body! To learn some techniques to help you do this join Siobhan on Facebook live this Thursday. Click the link to register your place or get the replay.

http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/free-talks-about-kinesiology/

If you aim for a balanced lifestyle with a healthy level of exercise and sleep including a positive environment, then you are most likely to keep your adrenal system going strong.

“Adrenal fatigue, in all its mild and severe forms, is usually caused by some form of stress. Stress can be physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, infectious, or a combination of these. It is important to know that your adrenals respond to every kind of stress the same, whatever the source.”
James L. Wilson, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome

5 minute NO Bake Protein Balls

An easy healthy snack or on-the-go breakfast option! Filled with healthy ingredients.

Having tasty snacks available that are healthy and can give you energy during the day are important in helping staying fit and healthy. When you have these healthy options on hand, you will not be
tempted to just munch on a chocolate bar or some biscuits that would give you a sugar rush for a littl
fit and healthy. When you have these healthy options on hand, you will not be tempted to just munch on a chocolate bar or some biscuits that would give you a sugar rush for a little while but would leave you feeling fatigued and hungry in an hour.

These energy balls are sweet enough to pass as dessert, but they also make a great on-the-go .Honestly, they’re perfect for ANY time of day! It will only take you about 5 minutes to prepare, although you will have to leave them to chill in the fridge to a couple of hours.

     It doesn’t require baking or any special skills!

 

 

 

This recipe was shared from by Elaine King our Diploma 2017 one of our students based inDonegal to see more from Elaine and get more great recipes join her facebook page –  https://www.facebook.com/elaineking.kinesiology/

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5 minute NO Bake Protein Balls
Add rolled oats, cashew nuts, pitted dates, cacao nibs, coconut oil, vanilla essence, and coconut milk to food processor. Pulse until ingredients are blended. (about 10-12 times) Dust over lightly with cacao powder to finish. Form energy bite mixture into 1" balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve!
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Health Show Episode #8 -The Power of Bach Flowers

The Health Show Episode #8 -The Power of Bach Flowers

Our mission is to share simple ways to help you feel more balanced.  And the Bach Flowers definitely fit the bill.  Bach Flower Remedies are often used to help balance emotional states, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to go more into detail about some specific Bach Flower remedies.

Bach Flowers KinesiologyZone Health Show Episode #8

In this Episode, with special guest Maria Stevens, we got to share the amazing powers of Bach Flowers.

Maria Stevens is a Certified Systematic Kinesiologist, Homeopath and Bach Flower consultant.  She shared some of the amazing success stories of people who have used the Bach Flowers including a range of symptoms from children with anxiety, students facing into exams and people who find it hard to make decisions.

This is the first time we have had the opportunity to go into detail about the range of Bach Flowers available to everyone from a Kinesiology prospective and how they can help you in your daily life. Bach Flowers

Bach Flowers – There are seven general categories of emotions that Bach Flower remedies target, and Maria our guest speaker spoke alot about these being used for a range of emotional issues.

  • HEATHER – Treating people who are obsessed with their own troubles and experiences; talkative about themselves; poor listeners.
  • WALNUT – A remedy against helps adjustment to transition or change, eg, puberty, menopause, divorce, new surroundings. This can be espeically helpful to students finishing exams or moving home or taking on a new job.
  • CENTAURY –  Treating children who lack strong will or find it difficult to speak up. It also helps adults who let themselves be exploited or imposed upon and have difficulty in saying “no”; doormat syndrome.

    The evidence of effectiveness of Bach Flowers  – here’s a story one of our Diploma students shared with us:

Bach FlowersI had a 9 year old come for some help in relation to anxiety after being locked accidentally in the car when his mum collected his sister from an activity. It was only for a few minutes but he felt trapped and afraid. When he arrived he was quiet and a bit awkward so I did a few muscle tests and this broke the ice and he was very willing to get up to be treated then. So I did some ESR (emotional stress release) and tested him with a few Bach Flower Remedies which I recommended to his mum to get.  During the ESR while he was thinking about the locked car incident he could feel it in his tummy and then he said it was gone and that he could see lots of green! Which I took to be a shift in the emotional situation. When I was finished he sat talking about football to me for 10 mins! He obviously didn’t know his audience! But the difference in him from before and after was amazing!”

You can watch this month’s Episode #8 here, showing a demonstration as to how we select the remedies for a specific stress, as well as our interview with Maria Stevens:

Bach FlowersThe powerful essences can help people who may not show their sadness and keep there emotions hidden, they can naturally treat the deeper emotion. 

So if you are ready to eliminate poor emotions, regain your confidence, and find a natural way to help you and those around you get your free Bach Flowers Guide.

Join us next time when we will cover how Adrenal Stress impacts your health and what you can do to prevent it!

Stress does undermine your health. The connection between stress and high blood pressure, heart disease, and many digestive problems is well-established. Stress creates hormonal and blood sugar changes, causes the body to excrete nutrients and adversely affects the immune system. It also puts you on high alert, and can affect digestion and most other health issues.  We will look at how the adrenal glands are directly affected by stress and what you can do to prevent your stress levels from rising!  Planned show date: Thursday 29th June