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”The pain was so bad I didn’t want to run anymore”

”The pain was so bad I didn’t want to run anymore”

By Liam Daly, Course Leader and Practitioner in Midleton and Clonakilty, Co Cork.

We all know running can be great for your health. But if your body isn’t used to training or you are over training did you know this can put extra stress on your adrenal glands causing injury type symptoms?

running pain kinesiologyIf your body isn’t used to training or you are over training did you know this can put extra stress on your adrenal glands causing injury type symptoms. Often if you are already under stress, exercising can lead to long-term fatigue, pain and low energy. For athletes or regular runners, this can mean lower performance levels and slower times.

Other factors can contribute to this too for example food intolerances, excess caffeine, stress at work. With it being a New Year and a lot of people getting back into running and setting goals to run marathons I felt it important to share my experience

My Story

I ran my first full marathon in Cork in on the June bank holiday Monday in 2015. I was absolutely over the moon to complete such a feat and looked forward to doing it again in the future, such was the incredible feeling I got from it. Not long afterwards, however, my dreams seemed to begin to unravel and I started to wondering would I run again. I started to develop discomfort in the sole of my left foot, my heel felt swollen and sore, it seemed to ease when I moved around but if I sat down for a long period or first thing in the morning, the pain would be back to square one again. I put it down to over training after running the marathon and incorrect footwear, so I rested and bought new shoes.

No luck. So I did what any self-respecting runner would do, and consulted Dr. Google!! I outlined my symptoms, backed up by a few friends who were knowledgeable runners, and it turned out that I was suffering from a condition called Plantar Fasciitis, a very common problem with runners. 

I wondered how long it would take to recover, so I used all the recommended ‘remedies’ like new footwear, stretches, creams and other things. Although it eased somewhat, the problem still persisted and my motivation to run, knowing that one run might cause a week of pain, was diminishing all the time. But then I tried Kinesiology to treat my symptoms and start to look was there an underlying condition to my symptoms.

How Kinesiology helped.

When studying Kinesiology, we learn that we can balance a muscle by increasing flow of Lymphatic fluid to the muscle, to strengthen and balance that area and very often bring relief from pain. Incredibly, I had the tools or recovery at my disposal all along!!

running pain kinesiologyThrough Systematic Kinesiology, I discovered that I had Adrenal Fatigue, and these little glands that sit at the top of my kidneys were causing all my pain. I knew from learning how to balance muscles that massaging the reflexes for the adrenal glands, sends lymph to the Sartorius muscle, a big muscle running the length of the upper leg and over the knee, which connects to the calf, and on to the ankle and the sole of the foot. So I started to balance this area and taking the right nutrition to support the muscle.

Within about 10 days, this problem in my foot was gone!! I was absolutely amazed and delighted.  It had been lingering for over a year and now I had total relief!! I was able to run with freedom again.

A visit to a Systematic Kinesiologist this year to simply balance up those muscles and treat any niggles you may be feeling could be the answer to your good health all year long.

If you feel that you are suffering from similar symptoms you can make some changes:

  1. CaffeineGiving up caffeine is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
  2. Reduce Training. Cutting back on your training for a few months is a good idea too. By ending the constant stimulation of your adrenal glands, you will allow them to recover from their depleted state.
  3. A Balanced Diet. A balanced and nutritious diet, and an evaluation of any other stressors in your life (work stress, financial stress) that can be improved or eliminated.

Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome, or a collection of symptoms, that usually results from chronic stress. Fatigue is the major symptom, but patients typically experience several others. These can include insomnia, food cravings, headaches, dizziness, a feeling of being frequently overwhelmed, and much more. We all tend to react differently, and the variability in these symptoms often makes it difficult for a doctor to fit together the pieces of the puzzle. 

A Kinesiologist will use a more holistic approach that is often used in integrative medicine. It means looking at all aspects of a patient’s life. This creates a much better opportunity to see how things like diet, exercise, and stress might be contributing to poor health.

To learn more from Liam, hear him speak at a FREE Health & Wellness event this month.

Visit http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/free-talks-about-kinesiology/  for more information.frame-liam

10 Days to Thrive … Declutter Day Nine

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Declutter – What’s in your Kitchen cupboard?

It has been predicted that over the next 15 years, our waistlines will bulge. The World Health Organisation’s estimation that by 2030 over 85pc of Irish adults will have weight problems is a sobering thought. There are still many hidden dangers we are hardly aware of sitting in our cupboards in our kitchen. The industry has learnt to present and modify foods in such a way that it may even look better than the real thing.

At the beginning of the last century most people ate fresh organic food, free from toxic chemicals and our eating habits were healthier. Sugar and sweets were still something of a luxury and most family meals contained all the nutrients. Now all that has changed. The food we eat today no longer contains the nutrients we need for the correct functioning of our digestive system.

Sugar is the sweetest poison of them all …                                                                                                         Stethoscope on a male hand holding white sugar. Concept of overconsumption of sugar and sugar addiction. ** Note: Shallow depth of field

“Sugar taken every day produces a continuously overacid condition, and more and more minerals are required from deep in the body in the attempt to rectify the imbalance. Finally, in order to protect the blood, so much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth that decay and general weakening begin. Excess sugar eventually affects every organ in the body. Initially, it is stored in the liver in the form of glucose (glycogen). Since the liver’s capacity is limited, a daily intake of refined sugar (above the required amount of natural sugar) soon makes the liver expand like a balloon. When the liver is filled to its maximum capacity, the excess glycogen is returned to the blood in the form of fatty acids. These are taken to every part of the body and stored in the most inactive areas: the belly, the buttocks, the breasts and the thighs.

When these comparatively harmless places are completely filled, fatty acids are then distributed among active organs, such as the heart and kidneys. These begin to slow down; finally their tissues degenerate and turn to fat. The whole body is affected by their reduced ability, and abnormal blood pressure is created” BY William Dufty

This is why its important now we learn to read labels. The manufactures now uses substances to ‘improve’ our food. Just some of these are artificial colours, anti-oxidising substances, preservatives, emulsifiers, and thickeners artificial sweeteners. Many natural foods have being overheated, pressed, cooled, frozen or dried. This all means vital nutrients have being lost. Our digestive system has not adjusted to such totally altered foods such as white sugar, white flour and overheated oils.

Today’s challenege is go to your cupboard today take out 5 items and check the labels and then decide if you are going to keep it or throw it away. Ask the group should you throw it away or if you think ‘no way’ I paid for it i’m going to use it no matter how much sugar it has let us know.
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We want to hear from you, if you find something in your cupboard that shocked or surprised you pop over to our facebook page and share the knowledge

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10 Days to Thrive – Exercise – Day Seven

Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

 

Is it finally time to commit to a new daily workout routine? Are you tired of saying you’re going to exercise and get healthy and then not follow through with a plan?

 

If you have not worked out in a while, setting tough goals for your daily workout routine might make you start, you will only begin to  feel overwhelmed unmotivated. It’s important to start small.

Don’t say you’re going to run a marathon in 6 months,there’s nothing wrong with taking baby steps and accomplishing a few small goals before moving on to bigger goals.run-750466_1920

Some small things you can do to help motivate yourself are to focus on daily consistency instead of the amount of time you spend on working out. It’s more important to stay motivated than to focus on the length of time of your workout. Once your motivation is in place, then you can work on elongating your workout session.

So today take a walk even if it’s only 150 steps from your front door. Find out if any running groups are in your area or some classes you might like to join.

 

Have you tried rebounding ?

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RIMINI, ITALY - MAY 2015: Pretty Girl with Pink Sportswear Having Exercise on Rebounder

This affords a special mention.  When you rebound, you are flooding the cells with oxygen (thereby improving ATP production) while also strengthening the cells and protecting them against degenerative disease.  It stimulates the lymphatic drainage system to help the body get rid of toxins, waste, bacteria, viruses etc.

Our bodies are energetic and when we use the rebounder, we may assume it’s only to improve the lymphatic system, but I think it’s more than that – facia

Rebounding help improve posture, balance, muscle tone and will elevate your energy levels.  Because of the impact of gravity as you rise up, the body becomes weightless for an instant, and when you land the gravity pull is suddenly doubles and puts internal organise under pressure.  This helps squeeze out waste materials within the cells, and into the lymphatic system.

Our bodies thrive on movement – be that running, swimming, yoga, lifting weight, or simply walking.  Somewhere in your day is to introduce movement somehow.  Some exercises will ground you, some will get you in touch with your spiritual self.

So todays challenge we ask you to do a little exercise or plan your exercise for the week. Pop over to our facebook page and see how the everyone else is doing with the challenges

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