How To Get To The Truth About Your Health

How To Get To The Truth About Your Health

Truth About Your Health

Have you ever experienced hearing something so profound, it made you feel differently about life? You felt it in your body. At your core essence you knew you had heard, and felt the truth? And it resonated so deeply that it changed you in some way?

We live in a world that is full of information, more than at any time in history. How do you get to the truth about your health, to know what’s right for your body with so much conflicting advice out there.

As I observe the crisis we have with healthcare, the increase in allergies in kids, the rise in obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle related diseases, and each time the record of not enough beds is exceeded, I know, deep down, we are looking in the wrong place for the answers.

The normal 21st century way of living is making us stressed, tired, in pain, overweight, overwhelmed or depressed. Yet never have we been more self-aware of our issues, flaws, weaknesses, so much to blame on our current stage of health and happiness. On my own journey, and helping others with theirs, I found that self-awareness has commonly turned into self-consciousness of all that’s wrong with ourselves. We feel vulnerable to those reasons for the rest of our lives, and seek solutions to work on what we think we have to fix in order that we may feel whole again.

We weren’t made to be this way.

We were born happy, our innate nature is good health, happiness, aliveness and wisdom. So what makes us think it’s not there? How have we forgotten?

As we look outwards seeking ways to make us happy yet it’s our innate nature to be happpy. We fill our brains with more and more information, thinking, stressing, that there isn’t room for anything else, new ideas, solutions, peace. There comes a time to question, are we even looking in the right place?

There is another way.

All of my adult life, I’ve had a thirst to explore more about health, and I’ve loved learning and enjoyed new information and knowledge. I’ve shared wonderful experiences helping others, and I’ve gotten to experience the value of joy with my students and graduate practitioners as they release themselves from pain, stress, and past traumas and go on to help others do the same.

We know intuitively that how we are feeling is connected to our thinking. We know intuitively that how we are feeling is also connected to what we eat, and how much we move our bodies.

By learning how our diet affects us long term, we can make better food choices. By reducing stress and letting go of fears and grief, we can return to better health and wellbeing. When we make health the focus and not just the absence of disease, the body naturally loses weight, we sleep better, and pain goes. The body knows how to heal itself. On our Balanced Health courses we teach people the whole person approach so our students can learn how to identify the underlying causes to health issues, empower their own lives and help transform their health and that of others. It’s the start of a rewarding career.

Aligning your life to seeking the truth in others brings real connection and presence to our lives, and I think we need more of that. The way to better health and happiness is to know it’s already there.

We just forgot.

Enjoy the journey of rediscovering yours.

Boost your Health with Apple Cider Vinegar



Boost your Health with Apple Cider Vinegar

There is tons of stuff on the internet about apple cider vinegar and alot of conflicting information so we wanted to keep it simple. We know people just want practical ways to get healthier and simple ways to feel better.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an age-old ingredient for healthy living. Drinking it can bring a number of health benefits. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with 17 amino acids, vitamins like potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus and minerals like B1, B6, and B12

Apple cider vinegar is an apple cider that’s been fermented. The sugar allows the fermentation process  to start allowing the sugar to turn into something called an organic acid. That organic acid levels the pH within your body.

High levels of stress, poor sleep, processed foods, too much coffee and alcohol can all make the body too acidic. The body starts to use its valuable minerals such as calcium, iodine, and magnesium to bring pH back into balance. If you are suffering from heartburn, poor digestion, headaches,poor bone health high blood pressure, low thyroid,  insomnia, muscle cramps, tiredness, weight gain—and poor skin, maybe your PH is out of Balance. That’s why adding apple cider vinegar can offer benefits to your Health balancing your PH levels.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar helping Diabetes

A study published in Diabetes Care looked at men and women with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that when the participants downed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed with a snack (one ounce of cheese). They had lower blood sugar levels the next morning, compared to when they ate the same bedtime snack paired with two tablespoons of water.

Whole-wheat bread and other ‘healthy’ foods diet experts avoid. Another study published in the same journal compared the effects of apple cider vinegar on healthy adults, people with pre-diabetes, and people with type 2 diabetes.

Study participants in all three groups had better blood glucose readings when they consumed less than an ounce of apple cider vinegar with a high-carb meal (a white bagel with butter and orange juice), compared to when they the had the same meal and drank a placebo.

People with pre-diabetes improved their blood glucose levels with vinegar by nearly half. While people with diabetes cut their blood glucose concentrations by 25%. – www.cnn.com

Which brand of ACV is best?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It should be made from cider or apple juice and should have a pale to medium amber color. Pretty much any brand will do: Bragg and Heinz are two of the better-known ones.

If you want to experiment with drinking vinegar to soak up any of the benefits listed above. The safest and most effective way is to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar to one glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach immediately before eating. Don’t even think about drinking it undiluted. Mkae sure to dilute 1 tablespoon in at least 1 cup of water. Your esophagus isn’t designed to withstand all the acidity. Some people like to add lemon or cinnmon to their mixture.

Don’t overdo it, as you can see the benefits with one tablespoon, and significant effects with two. But there’s never a time when more than that is better.

Protect your tooth enamel with baking soda.
It’s not a bad idea to brush your teeth immediately before and after you drink ACV. Alternatively, rinse your mouth with a mixture of water and baking soda, which will counteract the acidity in your mouth and protect your teeth.

Hear more from Thomas De Lauer about balancing your body with ACV. – www.ThomasDeLauer.com

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To learn more about helping and healing the body with natural holistic treatments, come along to our Taster events or find out more about our Balanced Health course. Visit www.Kinesiologyzone.com

Adrenal Recovery Soup



Adrenal Recovery Soup – Our glands may be tiny, but they have powerful abilities to affect how we feel each day and how we manage what comes our way in life. You may have heard of the terms, “adrenal burn-out” or “adrenal fatigue” which mean that the glands have been exhausted beyond their daily duties.

A diet high in stress-inducing chemicals, sugars and certain other properties directly affect your glands. They can disrupt your sleep, hormone function, and your weight and mood.

When you are not feeling your best the food choices you make become even more important to your health. Especially when your adrenals respond to stress your cell metabolism speeds up, burning many more nutrients normally needed. With adrenal fatigue, the cells have used up much of the body’s stored nutrients, creating a nutritional void. Good healthy food is the best source for replenishing these nutrients. 
So something you can do right now to improve your diet and support your adrenals is start adding in our ‘Adrenal Recovery Soup’.
If you are suffering from fatigue, when you eat is very important. By eating healthy food at frequent and regular intervals. This can help avoid low blood sugar and make a difference in your health and energy levels.

Adrenal Fatigue Diet Tips

  • Eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking – don’t leave it too long to get your cortisol levels into gear.
  • Don’t skip meals especially breakfast – you need to get your blood sugars up at the beginning of the day.
  • Don’t wait too long to eat meals with adrenal fatigue, the body has a difficult time storing energy, to eat smaller meals at regular intervals.
Make this delicious recovery soup recipe for a healthy recovery from fatigue. A 100% healthy choice to assist with recovery. A vegetable soup proved helpful in restoring adrenal function. Plus it’s low-cal, packed with vitamins and healthy.

Try this home recipe to help boost your health – 

Recipre from Elaine  www.facebook.com/elaineking.kinesiology/

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  1. Sauté your onion, garlic, coriander & olive oil Add in your courgette, celery, smoked paprika, green beans and sauté for 10mins Add in your chopped tomatoes and your vegetable stock ( We recommend using the Kallo yeast, gluten and lactose-free stock cube, also free from MSG) Bring to the boil and simmer for 20mins
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Zinc Deficiency Symptoms and the Best Food Sources




Zinc Deficiency Symptoms and the Best Food Sources

Zinc is an important trace mineral which is useful in the body in many ways. It is essential for cell division & aids normal growth & development during pregnancy, childhood and adolescence.
Zinc deficiency is indeed something you should be concerned about especially if your body is already showing some warning signs of the condition.

Key facts on zinc

  • It is an important aspect of nutrition.
  • Deficiency can occur if there is not a high enough consumption from diet or supplementation.
  • Deficiency in children can lead to growth problems and increased risk of infection.
  • During pregnancy and lactation, women may need extra.

Some people use zinc for an eye disease called macular degeneration, for night blindness, and for cataracts. It is also used for asthma; diabetes; high blood pressure; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.

Other uses include treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), blunted sense of taste (hypogeusia), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), severe head injuries, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, Hansen’s disease, ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcers and promoting weight gain in people with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa.

Some people use zinc for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), male infertility, erectile dysfunction (ED), weak bones (osteoporosis), rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle cramps associated with liver disease. It is also used for sickle cell disease and inherited disorders such as acrodermatitis enteropathica, thalassemia, and Wilson’s disease.

Some athletes use zinc for improving athletic performance and strength.

Zinc is also applied to the skin for treating acne, aging skin, herpes simplex infections, and to speed wound healing.

There is a zinc preparation that can be sprayed in the nostrils for treating the common cold.

Zinc sulfate is used in products for eye irritation.

Zinc citrate is used in toothpaste and mouthwash to prevent dental plaque formation and gingivitis.

(source – http://wb.md/2E982DN)

Kinesiology can muscle test, to find out if there a deficiency in a particular nutrient, and determine is it necessarily to take more nutritional supplements. It could simply be that the body is out of balance, and not working at peak efficiency.

Nutritional deficiencies and excesses change from all the time, depending on the person’s lifestyle and condition.

Often people get nutritional deficiencies because they are consuming too many toxins, and the body has to use up what good nutrition it does get in getting rid of them. By visiting a Kinesiologist you can get tested for toxins and metals.

Supplements are available in the form of capsules and tablets. However, the tolerable upper limit for zinc is 40 milligrams for males and females over 18 years.

It has been proven isolating certain nutrients in supplement form will not provide the same health benefits as consuming the nutrient from a whole food. First focus on obtaining your daily zinc requirement from foods, then use supplements as a backup if necessary.

If you would like to get tested, visit a Kinesiologist in your area. The website has a list of practitioners nationwide – http://kinesiology.ie/.

If you want to know more about training in Kinesiology check out our Balanced Health Courses happening nationwide.http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/booknow/

 

Low Carb Pancakes (Paleo, Gluten-free and Keto friendly)

So there are lots of variations for pancake recipes floating around on the internet but this one of our favourite recipes we want to share that we think suits alot of dietary needs.

These 6-ingredient keto low carb pancakes with almond flour and coconut flour are so easy, fluffy, and delicious. Paleo and gluten-free, too!

These pancakes only require a small amount of ingredients. All of them are pretty common to find if you do even a little keto or gluten-free cooking at least occasionally.

The other best part? It’s a flexible recipe! Add some melted butter to the batter, add in blueberries and you can have blueberry pancakes.

I hope you enjoy them let us know what you think in the comments.

 

 

 

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  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. (Batter should be the consistency of typical pancake batter. If it's too thick, add a little more milk.) 2. Preheat an oiled pan over medium-low to medium heat. Put the batter onto the hot pan and form into circles. Cover and cook about 2 minutes, until bubbles start to form. 3. Flip and cook another 2 minutes, until browned on the other side. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
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Homemade Bone Broth




 

 

This broth recipe is simple and healthy,no waste! Full of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and collagen.

What is Broth?

It is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices, also a powerful health addition that you can easily add to your family’s food.Bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor and they boost healing.

This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine that have the power to transform your health.

  • Treat leaky gut syndrome – The gelatin in the bones typically used for making it (such as knuckles, feet, and other joints) is said to help seal up holes in intestines. (People who have leaky gut syndrome have porous intestinal lining.) This “patching” can help ease chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerance’s. ( Jill Grunewald – Healthful Elements) While helping overcome food intolerance’s and allergies.
  • Boost immune system. Because of bone broth’s high concentration of minerals, Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint, goes as far as to call bone broth a “superfood” that can strengthen your immune system.
  • Sleep better. Research has shown that glycogen, found in bone broth, may help improve sleep and ward off fatigue.
  • Improve joint health – The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium in the bones seep out into the broth, leaving you to sip all those essential nutrients for your own healthy bones.
  • Reduce Cellulite – by improving connective tissue.

How to Eat Bone Broth

    • Drink it straight up. Put it in your to go cup and drink it on the way to work.
    • Freeze for later use. Pour bone broth into ice cube trays and freeze. You’ll have individually portioned at the ready.
    • Make soup or Stew. Use it as the base for any soup or stew.

Thanks to Caroline one of our course leaders for sharing her homemade recipe. To see more of Carolines healthy and delicious recipes visit her website; https://kinesihealth.com/


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  1. 1.If you are using raw bones, improves flavour to roast them in the oven first. 2. Cover the carcass with filtered water. 3. Add the cider vinegar. This helps to draw minerals and nutrients out of the bones. 4. Add the peppercorns, veg & seaweed if using. bring the broth to a boil. Once it has reached a vigorous boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer until done. 5. During the first few hours of simmering, you'll need to remove the impurities that float to the surface. A frothy/foamy layer will form once boiling starts and it can be easily scooped off with a big spoon. Throw this part away. 6. Simmer for up to 24hrs, 8-12 hrs is fine too! 7. You'll also need a large stock pot to cook the broth in and a strainer to remove the pieces when it is done.
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Fabulous Fat Bombs

Fat Bombs are an excellent way to get a concentrated source of high-quality fats that will provide energy and even satisfy your sweet tooth! Fat bombs are the perfect antidote for sweet cravings, but without the sugar. And the magic secret? They will actually keep you full.

I love adding the pinch of Himylan salts Himalayan salt is also mined from ancient sea beds, so it is pure from modern environmental toxins. It provides a whopping 84 trace minerals. Himalayan salt benefits include supporting weight loss, detox, and balanced hormones.

One great thing about this recipe is that theres no real cooking. It’s a very simple treat to make and you’ll want to make it over and over again.

NOTE : If you increase your healthy fat  keep in mind you you MUST lower your carbs otherwise you are back on the unhealthy diet which is high fat and high carbs AND the fat you eat must be a healthy fat such as coconut oil, butter, extra virgin olive oil, avocado etc.

Thanks to caroline our course leader for sharing her delicious recipes to see more recipes from Caroline and find out about her upcoming course visit –  /www.facebook.com/kinesihealth/

 

 

 

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  1. 1.Gently melt the first three ingredients together. 2.Take off the heat and stir in the rest. 3.Pour into mini moulds (or if like me you haven't got any, pour into a lined square tin/dish.)
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