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%. –

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. –

'Anecdotal remedies might have some merit — if it's been around for centuries, it's probably working,' says Carol Johnston, PhD, a registered dietitian Click To Tweet

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

”Woman gave up WHEAT after she discovered it was the cause of her respiratory problems”

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Lady suffered chest infections and was hospitalized for respiratory issues for years and it was all down to WHEAT

  • Ann’s throat would swell and she would have trouble breathing.

  • She had being diagnosed with asthma.

  • After being tested by a Kinesiologist she removed wheat from her diet and her health changed overnight.

Hear from Deborah Cunningham a Kinesiology Diploma student who treated the client –

A woman aged in her mid-forties came to see me. She had been suffering from frequent chest infections for years; had serious allergies to honey, cod, house dust and pollen and it was gradually worsening. Her throat would swell and she would have trouble breathing.  Her immune system was shot, so she dreaded the winter approaching and even in the summer she would get ill especially when traveling. She was diagnosed with asthma within the previous two years. As her symptoms worsened she was put on more inhalers and strong steroids she even ended up in hospital.  After hearing her history I did some food testing and found her main issue was Wheat!

Her diet consisted of alot of wheat, like so many people trying to find a healthy breakfast option she ate Weetabix daily for breakfast and had a daily diet consisting of pasta and bread.  She was willing to eliminate it and within a week she got in touch to tell me she felt miles better.

Within a short space of time she had lots more energy and had gradually reduced her inhalers with her doctor. By her third visit she almost off all her meds. She had Weetabix once over that period and ended up at the doctor with respiratory problems she stays away from the weetabix now!

People may not realize it, but the foods we are eating every day could be slowly corrupting our health and shortening your lifespan. After getting tested from a Kinesiologist, eliminating food is the only real way to know how Wheat is affecting your health.

Eliminate the usual foods for up to 25 days.
(The basic elimination diet is as simple as this: No gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, fast food, or alcohol.)

DO eat lots of fiber, fresh whole foods, and unprocessed meals you make yourself.
– DO eat lots of healthy fats found in olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, flax oil, walnut oil, and avocados.

After an elimination process of up to 25 days pick one thing you eliminated like gluten, dairy or eggs—but not more than one, and eat it.

See how you feel over the next 48 hours. If you have no reaction after two days, eat that same food again, and for a second time, notice how you feel. From there, it’s up to you whether or not to re-incorporate that food into your diet on a regular basis.

Once you’ve made a call on the first food you reintroduce, pick another one and follow the same steps.

Throughout the diet and the reintroduction process, notice how you feel. Maybe you’ll see changes you weren’t expecting. Maybe your sleep quality or your energy level is better. Maybe the redness in your skin is gone, or your belly is flatter or likes Deborahs’s client begin to feel and breathe better within days.

Deborah learned how to food test by attending one of our Balanced Health Training courses, by picking up these skills she has being able to go on and help other people around her.

If you want to learn more about our course happening nationwide visit


, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health

9 Steps To Recover from Christmas Overindulgence

 Steps To Recover from Christmas Overindulgence

Once again we have reached that time of year when many of us will either eat too much or drink too much or, in all likelihood, both. Overindulgence is as much a part of the festivities as exchanging presents and many of us are all too familiar with the consequences of this excess!                                                                                                             54924

Often you feel bloated and sluggish, but it’s no reason to beat yourself up and continue the overindulgence. The problem with the holiday season is that it’s never just the one Christmas dinner, but there are the leftovers to contend with. We often get clients coming to us after Christmas with gut problems, chronic pain and high levels of stress all of which can be treated with a Kinesiology treatment but to help yourself and empower your own health before and after Christmas their are steps you can take.

Things that will help you recover:

1.Digestive enzymes help speed up the breakdown and absorption of macronutrients. DigestEeze (Milk Thistle) is one of the most important supplements for recovery with its ability to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over-indulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach.
2.Fluids will help flush your system and keep you hydrated. Drinking extra water facilitates a more rapid removal of this waste.
3. Ginger has high levels of gingerol, which gives it a natural spicy flavor and acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body. It also has potent anti-nausea properties and can ease stomach cramping.
4. Keeping the bowels moving effectively is an essential part of a healthy recovery and therefore the use of high fibre foods such as pulses, quinoa and brown rice can help the process
5. A good multi-vitamin and mineral is essential for the removal of toxins whereas an antioxidant rich formulation provides the added benefit of helping to neutralise free radicals. Chlorophyll rich green foods such as Spirulina and Wheat Grass also offer great benefit to those looking to cleanse their system.
6. Go for a walk. This can aid digestion and possibly help decrease the fat your body stores. One study showed that when subjects took a light walk after a high-fat meal, they decreased their post-meal triglyceride concentrationrun-750466_1920-300x225         (the type of fat your body stores to use for energy) by around 70 percent compared to the non-walking group.
7. Use turmeric, it is a member of the ginger family that contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
8. Get sleep – December can be such a busy month running around shopping and Christmas parties and preparing food but try to get to bed at a decent time and if you have some time of work use that time to catch up on sleep and rest your body.Get leftovers out of sight&gt.
9. Get leftovers out of sight. Whether you encourage guests to take leftovers with them, or stick them in containers to store in your freezer, moving extra food out of sight and out of mind will help you return to your normal healthy eating routine over the next few days
I hope you find these tips helpful and that you enjoy a wonderful Christmas break!

If you are ready to jumpstart your health in 2017.

Check out all the details about our upcoming Balanced Health Courses in Spring 2017 where you can pick up vital skills to help you and thosr around you.

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:


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.



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;

Free From Show – Dublin – FREE TICKETS

Free From Show

Here is your invitation to come to the “Free From Ireland Intolerances, Allergies and Wellness” Expo in the iconic GAA grounds of Croke Park this weekend – 15-16 October.

Doors open 10am till 5pm Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday.  We will have a stand there – look out for KinesiologyZone at stand 46 – and be sure to stop by.  If you’re coming on Saturday, I will be giving a talk in the main hall at 4pm, entitled “Overcoming sensitivity to foods with a natural, integrated approach”.


Tell your friends and family, and if you are coming along stop by and see us at our stand. We will be offering demos, free treatments and enter in our fantastic draw to win a prize.

Fill in the form below and get your Free tickets

The value of this leaflet is €10. Children Under 12 Go Free

No Bake Healthy Snack Bars

Caroline McGrath

These are a staple in my house. They are full of protein, essential fats and low in sugar, and will keep you going. I like them for breakfast or if I need a quick bite between meals. They are a perfect gluten and dairy free snack tobring along when you are on the move. img_5689

They are so versatile you can put your own spin on them by adding whatever nuts, seeds or dried fruit you like. I have made these with dark choc chips which is a great way to get my son to eat them. 😉 I’ve also made them without any fruit or chocolate chips, but instead with raw cacao powder added to the liquid blend for an extra hit of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. As raw cacao is bitter, use it to taste by balancing it with the sweetener, preferably rice malt syrup as it is fructose free.

For those with nut allergy and schools that have a no nut policy, just use any blend of seeds instead of nuts and tahini paste instead of nut butter.  You can also crumble this into a bowl and add milk for a gluten free granola cereal.


3 cups of mixed nuts and seeds, or just seeds if no nuts. (I use a mix of almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseed/linseed, all whole not ground!)

1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut

1 cup of raisins/sultanas/dried cranberries; or one cup of dairy free/dark choc chips

¼ cup coconut oil

½ cup of almond/cashew nut butter; Or ½ cup tahini – sesame seed paste (nut free)snack-bar-2

1/3 cup of Rice malt syrup (fructose free)/maple syrup/raw honey

¼ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp of pink Himalayan salt

1 or 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder to taste. (I used ginger by accident once, and they tasted quite festive, perfect for Christmas!)


Mix your 3 cups of nuts and or seeds in a bowl to combine. Scoop out one cupful and blend on high until it mostly forms a powder or flour, leaving in a few chunky bits.horizontal-477491_1920

Scoop out another cupful onto a chopping board and chop these for a mix of textures. Add all back to the bowl and stir.Add the coconut flakes, and the dried fruit and stir.

In a small saucepan on a low heat, gently melt the coconut oil, nut butter or tahini and sweetener together stirring to blend. Add vanilla extract, the pinch of salt and cinnamon powder to taste.

If using raw cacao, only stir it in a spoonful at a time and taste to see if you need more sweetener. Allow the liquid mix to cool before adding it into the dry mix.   Stir the lot to combine.

If using the choc chips version, add these last. Once all is combined, pour into a glass dish, and press it all down with the back of a spoon, until it looks solid and even. Put the lid/cover on and allow it to set in the fridge for about a couple of hours before cutting into bars


Hope you enjoy, let us know in the comments below and feel free to share the recipe with family and friends.

Health Show Episode #3 about breastfeeding

The Health Show - National Breastfeeding Week with Gemma McGowan

In this week’s Episode, we talk to Gemma McGowan, Systematic Kinesiology Practitioner, and busy mum!

Since it’s National Breastfeeding Week here in Ireland, who better to talk to than our own Gemma McGowan. On this Episode:

  • Gemma shares with us her passion for breastfeeding her children,
  • Her commitment even when it gets difficult to keep going,
  • Why breast is not “best” but is biologically normal,
  • How milk can change to suit the child’s needs,
  • the available support here in Ireland
  • and her upcoming masterclass where you can learn more

Interested in learning more – you’re invited to our Breastfeeding Masterclass taking place online on Wednesday 19th of October.  Click for more details.

Bad Teeth? Remedies that can help

By Sheila O’ Hanlon

Although you probably understand that poor dental care can lead to cavities, did you know that other, more serious health problems can also result from poor oral care? The truth is that if you don’t take proper care of your teeth, you could face far more serious consequences than a simple toothache or some unsightly stains.                          color-15644_1920

We are sharing with you her top tips for combating gum disease and gingivitis.

These home remedies are easy to use methods of maintaining pristine oral hygiene and avoiding the build up of plaque and bacteria at the gum line.

Symptoms of gum disease:

– Bleeding of the gums when you brush your teeth.

– Receding gum line caused by an exaggerated immune response to the build up of bacteria and plaque at the base of the tooth. This also causes the teeth to appear elongated or lengthened.

– Halitosis, bad breath                                                               zahnreinigung-1514693_1920

– Swollen red/puffy gums that can appear ulcerated and that feel inflamed and tight when touched with the persons own tongue. (Sensory nerves in the tongue muscle are so highly tuned with very accurate mapping capabilities and when you trace your tongue all around the inside of your mouth and gum line you send a magnified printout of the landscape to your brain. )That is why the slightest overhang on a filling may feel very obtrusive and extremely uncomfortable to touch with your tongue.

– Your tongue is also a detective! Ever had the dentist put his finger in your mouth?? Do you tell your tongue … don’t you dare go touch that finger I’ll be mortified!! And it goes straight to the finger and feels it up, much to your horror!

– The tongue is an amazing feat of bio engineering!
And it is the first contact between brain and mouth. What we ingest gets investigated by the tongue with its millions of different taste sensors being able to detect and discern even the most diluted flavours:

Sweet – What we perceive as sweetness is usually caused by sugar and its derivatives such as fructose or lactose. But other types of substances can also activate the sensory cells that respond to sweetness. These include, for example, some protein building blocks like amino acids, and also alcohols in fruit juices or alcoholic drinks.

Sour – It is mostly acidic solutions like lemon juice or organic acids that taste sour. This sensation is caused by hydrogen ions, chemical symbol: H+, split off by an acid dissolved in a watery solution.

Salty – Food containing table salt is mainly what we taste as salty. The chemical basis of this taste is salt crystal, which consists of sodium and chloride. Mineral salts like the salts of potassium or magnesium can also cause a sensation of saltiness.

Bitter – Bitter taste is brought about by many fundamentally different substances. In total there are about 35 different proteins in the sensory cells that respond to bitter substances. From an evolutionary standpoint, this can be explained by the many different bitter species of plants, some of which were poisonous. Recognizing which ones were indeed poisonous was a matter of survival.

Savory – The “umami” taste, which is somewhat similar to the taste of a meat broth, is usually caused by glutamic acid or aspartic acid. These two amino acids are part of many different proteins found in food, and also in some plants. Ripe tomatoes, meat and cheese all contain a lot of glutamic acid. Asparagus, for example, contains aspartic acid. Chinese cuisine uses glutamate, the glutamic acid salt, as flavor enhancers. This is done to make the savory taste of foods more intense.


These methods of preventing gum disease and reducing the risk of tooth loss are tried and tested and in cases can reverse gingivitis.

1. Oil Pulling works on swollen, red gums and even reversing gum disease. Oil pulling pulls toxins out of your mouth and gums. I won’t lie, it can be a very unpleasant sensation the first few tries! Using 100% organic oil is recommended as the purpose of oil pulling is to remove all toxic bacterial build up from the mouth, teeth and gums. Firstly you have to swish and pump the oil around inside your mouth with lips sealed. The longer you can circulate the oil before spitting the toxic oil in the binteeth-1652937_1920. Do not spit out in sink as this is so full of bacteria that it could cross contaminate with anything it touches. Daily oil pulling for up to 5-10 minutes is very effective.

2. Sage Leaf infusion– A remedy for gingivitis and gum disease that has been around since the middle ages. All you need to do is boil around 50 fresh organic sage leaves in some filtered water and then gargle the infusion several times a day as well as use it like a mouthwash. Be sure to spit not swallow.You can also make a sage tea and drink it throughout the day. Sage has huge amounts of antioxidants and it also contains it anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties.

3. Garlic and Turmeric have fabtastic anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial qualities and if you make a garlic & turmeric paste to use like toothpaste, then rinse after it has been in your mouth for several minutes. You can literally feel the tingly squeaky clean surface of your teeth after this brushing. Incidentally it is recommended to store your toothbrush far away from toilet as particles splash when the toilet is flushed. Also get a new toothbrush when you notice it starts to fray.

4. Avoid fizzy sugary drinks as they break down tooth enamel and leave your teeth defenceless against oral bacteria. Drinking water keeps your mouth nice and clean and irrigated and aids all bodily functions and memory!

5. Mustard Oil – This combats bad dental hygiene. It destroys bacteria in the mouth and heals the gums very fast. It also has pain-reducing qualities along with being anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

6. Aloe Vera straight from the plant because aloe vera is a great anti-inflammatory that is especially helpful if your gums are red and inflamed. Rub this into the gumline.

7. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Not only do fruits and vegetables with skins help clean the teeth, but the antioxidants in both fruits and vegetables also prevent plaque build up in the mouth.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!  dentist-158225_1280

Breathing for Power – Importance of breathing properly

Breathing is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do before we die but how much importance do we give to breathing?  lungs-154282_1280

Unfortunately, most of us don’t think twice about our pattern of breathing, because it’s automatic and we all do it on average 20,000 times a day, but why breathing properly is so important?

The effects of inhalation and exhalation extend far beyond the physical exchange of air in and out of the body…they extend to the workings of the heart and lungs as well as to subtle molecular processes through which the body’s energy production is maintained.diving-455765_1920

We have all experienced changes in our breathing under varying circumstances such as fear, anger, sorrow and physical exertion…so each event affects the breath. If we intentionally or unconsciously alter our pattern of inhalation and exhalation, it will affect our physical and emotional state.

Becoming conscious of how you breathe, and then deliberately directing the flow of breath into your body is the single most powerful action you can take toward living a conscious life.

Hear Siobhan talk more about how like changing any habit, it takes effort to make the transition from shallow to full breathing but worth it in the end.