Who’s responsible for our health?

When we look to solve the current health issues that are going in the wrong direction, we often look to the government to “do” something.  We want our insurance company to cover more & more everyday health care issues, and the medical system to come up with new drugs.

Yet, doctors learn little about nutrition in their training, and often our health ministers are firefighting the overwhelming responsibilities of the already overstretched resources in our hospitals.

If we’re going to solve the health and well-being crisis, we need to start educating ourselves about how the body works.  Since most people have never learned in school about health (even if you learn human biology), healthy living then becomes confusing as different messages are broadcast from manufactured product companies that lure us with food labels about what is healthy, governments wanting to force chefs to calorie count every meal, and it’s no wonder the healthcare environment becomes more complicated and confusing each passing year!

Healthy living today is different to 30-40 years ago.

  • Stress is on the increase,
  • food is more processed and modified,
  • and we’re exposed to more and more fears, toxins and ill health.

We are also leading more sedentary lives than ever before.  By not moving on a daily basis, our lymphatic system slows down and we don’t eliminate these toxins naturally.

Anyone interested in obtaining optimum health, getting out of pain, and enhancing their feel good factor, will enjoy Systematic Kinesiology.

The Balanced Health Course offers you a simple, enjoyable and experiential way to discover how the body works and motivates our students to be more proactive in seeking ways to be healthy.  Another option is to attend one of our brand new One Day Introductory workshops – this Friday 18th November we have our Adare Workshop, and on Saturday 19th November our Claremorris Workshop is taking place.

If you’re curious and want to understand how the body works, are seeking new ways to reduce stress, want to feel more energised, and be out of pain, then come along to one of our Introductory Workshops – I invite you to check it out:

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http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/one-day-intro-workshop-kinesiology/

You will learn about the unique approach Systematic Kinesiology has to holistic treatments, learn how to muscle test for yourself, reduce stress and gain insights into the huge potential for your own health, and those you can help.

Come along and discover the amazing possibility of Systematic Kinesiology.

There’s still time to join us.

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So how will we solve the healthcare crisis? By empowering ourselves with knowledge, small actions, and less fear.

Join us this Friday or Saturday – you won’t regret it.

Signs that Magnesium Deficiency is causing your poor health…

Signs that Magnesium Deficiency is causing your poor health…

You might be suffering from a deficiency if you are feeling weak and anxious? Or noticing weird muscle cramps in your daily life.

Dubbed the “invisible deficiency” by some experts because it’s so hard to spot and diagnose, deficiencies are more dangerous than you might think. By some estimates, up to 80 percent of Americans are not getting enough and may be deficient.

Factors resulting in lower levels of – 

  • Excessive intake of soda or caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Menopause
  • Older age (older adults are more likely to be magnesium deficient because absorption decreases with age and the elderly are more likely to take medications that can interfere with absorption)
  • Sugar
  • Certain medications, including diuretics, certain antibiotics, antacids, and insulin
  • An unhealthy digestive system, which impairs your body’s ability to absorb magnesium (Crohn’s disease, leaky gut)

Several studies have also looked how stress levels affect magnesium. They found that during periods of stress, it is used up by the body in exponential rates. That means that not only is a significant portion of the population are deficient there is also be a high number of people that use up their reserves as a result of this anxiety, thus contributing to more anxiety and more stress.

It can also be depleted by alcohol and excessive consumption of milk fortified with vitamin D, this is because synthetic vitamins D tends to bind the mineral and excrete it. People who eat white flour and white sugar products may have a deficiency because their bodies use stored magnesium to metabolize these refined carbohydrates. Magnesium and calcium are present in the body in a ratio of 1:2, so if consumption of calcium increases, so should magnesium consumption.

It may be what you’re eating or rather than what you’re not eating that’s putting you at risk for deficiency.

“Magnesium is farmed out of the soil much more than calcium… A hundred years ago, we would get maybe 500 milligrams of magnesium in an ordinary diet. Now we’re lucky to get 200 milligrams.” Dr Dean

It’s very easy to get enough by eating the right foods. Food sources are your safest bet so focus on amping up your consumption of leafy greens. For example 1 cup of cooked spinach provides 157 milligrams. Legumes are a solid choice too, with a cup of cooked white beans coming in at 113 milligrams of the nutrient. And if you’re a fan of squash and pumpkin seeds, one cup packs in a whopping 649 milligrams. Other great options are nuts, including almonds and cashews, most types of fish, and whole grains.

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Recommend Daily Dosage – 

Adults 350mg, Children 250mg, Pregnant and lactating women 450mg.

It pays to ensure that you get adequate magnesium before signs of deficiency occur. Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function. By visiting a Systematic Kinesiologist muscle testing can be used to test for deficiency.

Studies prove up to 70 percent of people are deficient in magnesium

If you want to get tested for Magnesium deficiency, visit you local Kinesiologist. Find your nearest one here; http://www.kinesiology.ie/practitioners/

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.

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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 www.kinesiologyzone.com/training

10 days to thrive – Food Sensitivities – Day FIVE

Day 5 to Thrive – Food Sensitivities

We eat food for nourishment, for energy, to grow and develop, to fight infection, to detox and cleanse. Let food be your medicine and eat meals full of nutrient dense foods.

Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

Avoiding food sensitivities

Foods that we eat every day, or any foods that we crave, can be a source of stress to the body.  We heavily rely on milk and wheat, and are common causes of health issues.  If you’re feeling sluggish, tired, constipation, low mood or motivation, then it’s worthwhile checking to see whether a food might be a factor.

First off, avoid or completely eliminate foods that are manmade or come in box with more ingredients than it should!

Muscle testing offers clients a way to identify the foods you’re sensitive to. Many people test sensitive to wheat and milk products for example.

If you’d like to see how a Systematic Kinesiology practitioner tests foods, click on the link below.  You’ll see a demonstration of testing two foods, wheat and dairy. People sensitive to wheat may experience such diverse reactions as migraine headaches, bowel gas, chronic tiredness, irritability, mood changes, skin eruptions, and many other problems. Food testing can be so valuable because it can really be the difference between debilitating problems vs vibrant health.

Kinesiology Food Testing takes some of the guesswork out of balancing the diet for any individual.  You can learn how to do Food Sensitivity Testing in our training course.

http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/how-to-test-foods-with-kinesiology/

Here is a list of the most common allergens

  1. Milk
  2. Wheat
  3. Egg
  4. Soy
  5. Tree nuts (tree nuts include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, and Brazil nuts)
  6. Shellfish
  7. Peanuts
  8. Fish (Salmon, tuna, and halibut)

Today’s challenge – Do you suspect you have a food to which you might be sensitive? Then how about for the next 5 days, to the end of our 10 day challenge, you eliminate one thing from this list.  It doesn’t take long to feel an improvement, particularly if you select a food you commonly eat 2-3 a day, everyday.

 

Tell us what you’ve decided to do over on the Facebook Event Page

 

Food allergies vs food sensitivities. And Systematic Kinesiology

A common question I get asked is about Food Allergies and and Food Sensitivities.

Here’s my answer that I recorded while I am on a walk – multi tasking as ever.

Systematic Kinesiology is all about finding out what is stressing you, and food can be a common stressor.  It’s not the only thing, and often when we become sensitive to a lot of foods, it more of a sign that the body is out of balance and responding to a lot more stresses than just food.  So while it can be helpful to avoid certain foods for a certain length of time, and it’s only part of the path to recovery.

Stress is the #1 cause of chronic illnesses in the modern world.  Your body is designed to be respond to stress in a certain way – the fight/flight response.  When your body is responding to a stress (like running away from danger) it turns it’s attention away from other less essential “in the moment” needs – like digestion, fighting infections, even logical thinking can be affected – because if you’re running away from danger you haven’t time to think about it you just have to respond.  So we spend our lives responding to stressful stituations, not always feeling like we’ve time to think about it.

In the Balanced Health Course, we teach you how to reduce the effects of worries and stresses of today, and how to do test foods.  People’s lives can literally be changed because they find out that some of their symptoms are related to the foods they’re eating, and that they are constantly in a stress response place.

The video is much shorter than what I’ve written above – it’s really about the question, but that has inspired the above post now.

Enjoy, and the bird song 🙂