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Kinesiology can help your asthma…

Did you know Kinesiology can help your asthma?

Asthma affects around 235 million people on the planet? Today is World Asthma Day, so we wanted to tell you about other natural holistic options out there for people suffering.athma Kinesiology

Let’s start with some facts about asthma

Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma in the world
  • 7.1% of 18+ population have asthma
  • 18.9% of 13 – 15 year olds have asthma
  • 38.5% of 13 – 15 year olds reported wheezing
  • More than 1 person a week dies from asthma
  • 29% of asthma patients miss school or work
  1. Adults miss 12 days a year on average
  2. Children miss 10 days a year on average (https://www.asthma.ie/get-help/resources/facts-figures-asthma)

How can Systematic Kinesiology help with asthma?

Diet, anxiety and stress can significantly influence asthma.  Systematic Kinesiology can help you to figure out the stress that’s a contributory factor to asthma. Unlike the conventional medicines your doctor may prescribe for you, there is less information available on complementary therapies including how well they work and how safe they are.

The good news is there are Systematic Kinesiologists all around the country who can assist you to better health, which may help to prevent or reduce future attacks from happening. Stress is a trigger for asthma and Kinesiology offers techniques that can reduce and resolve stress in your life.  Kinesiology works particularly well with people struggling emotionally. 

Nutrition and immune health

As with all health issues, a healthy diet is an important consideration. It is difficult to reverse chronic asthma if diet is not at least considered as a contributory factor, so that it can be addressed and corrected. Your food choices are critical when you have asthma. Specific foods that may be causing mucous, or other sensitivities, can be identified and eliminated; chemical additives, such as preservatives, food colouring and artificial sweeteners, may also need to be removed from the diet.  Removing dairy from the diet can also have a positive impact.  Gut issues can also play a role, and since 80% of the immune system can be found in the gut, it’s role in helping resolve chronic health issues and fighting infections is key.

Melissa took control of her family’s health …..

Hear Melissa’s story after experiencing how Systematic Kinesiology helped her family overcome asthma.

“When a family member turned 2 she developed a cough which never seemed to get better for very long and which normally progressed into a chest infection. I didn’t realise that this cough was actually asthma. After 4 years of coughing, sleepless nights for weeks on end, inhalers, steroids, antibiotics, calpol and many trips up to Temple Street Hospital we found out that structurally the tube that goes into her left lung is actually smaller than the one that goes into her right lung. So any infection or bacteria or virus that entered her lungs it was nearly impossible to clear it and to keep it clear. Structurally this will improve as she grows however I felt there had to be more I could do to help.

I took her to a Systematic Kinesiologist….who did muscle testing and recommended removing dairy from her diet and taking vitamins that she specifically needed to help improve her immune system and gut health.  I did what I was advised to do and within a month she had more energy, was sleeping better, less use of inhalers, no steroids and no antibiotics needed.  The only thing that affects her asthma now is if she eats something that doesn’t suit her and  the weather particularly going from a warm to a damp environment which triggers inflammation which triggers the coughing.  Managing her diet had a massive impact on her health and also on her stress levels. Kinesiology really turned a very stressful health issue into one that is very manageable and stress free most of the time.”

Melissa’s motivation having completed the KinesiologyZone Balanced Health course is to work with others, and is about to graduate from the KinesiologyZone Diploma Course, and work with clients from her own clinic. (www.facebook.com/Melissa-Costello-Kinesiology-342954702783376)

If you suspect that you or a family member have food sensetivities, that may be playing a role in their Asthma, it’s worth paying a visit to a practitioner.  The Association’s list of practitioners can be found here

Systematic Kinesiology’s whole person approach can identify what areas of your life are important to focus on.  Muscle testing is a unique way to find out what specifically is affecting you, both in terms of emotional stresses, food sensetivities and other imbalances. If you are considering excluding certain food groups from your diet, it should only be done for a short period under close supervision. However, it is possible to have a balanced diet without dairy products.  asthma Kinesiology

Keeping a food diary before visiting a Systematic Kinesiologist can be useful so that you have a list of foods that you regularly consume every day or several days of the week can be tested. Each person is unique, and therefore it’s best to test you specifically, than go by a general guideline.

The Kinesiology solution is simple.  With Kinesiology treatments our practitioners work to uncover what your body is finding difficult.  You don’t need to guess. Kinesiology works with your body and can help make a real difference to your health.

The Health Show, Episode #6 – Food Sensitivity Testing

Our latest Facebook Live from my clinic, lunchtime session showing a demonstration of Food Sensitivity Testing – using the muscles as a way to test and identify systems being affected by the foods we eat.

This time Siobhan Guthrie gives a demonstration of Food Sensitivity Testing – using two or three muscles as a way to test and accurately identify energy circuits and systems that are affected by the foods we eat; or reveal an imbalance with that circuit that may require further investigation.  We tested wheat, a gluten free bread roll, milk, and a banana.

Foods that we commonly test are those that we eat more than 3-4 times a week (and often more than that), rather than foods that we rarely eat.  Symptoms of food sensitivity are wide, and may not affect digestion.  Siobhan coveys this in the video below.

 

The Health Show Episode #6 KinesiologyZone Food Testing

Recorded as a Facebook Live, your questions were answered live too.

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Remember nutrition is a very complex matter. it needs to be careful, and studied approach for the results to be beneficial to the individual Training we offer in our Balanced Health courses.

Bio-chemic individuality is a fact. Each person has different nutritional needs, and it is imperative this be taken into account when embarking on the serious matter of embarking on the serious matter of involving oneself with someone’s diet. People are extremely emotionally involved with what they eat.

To see more on food testing – http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/how-to-test-foods-with-kinesiology/

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.
Reading food Labels
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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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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 🙂