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Health Show Episode #13– Steps to Take to Help Your Thyroid

Health Show Episode #13– Steps to Take to help your Thyroid

Thyroid disorders are on the rise, and is a serious problem that’s causing so many health complications. Because millions of people around the world are suffering, we decided to highlight this topic and was the theme of this month’s Health Show. But since we would look at the problem as a symptom, and not necessarily the source of the problem, we wanted to showcase our approach to finding the underlying cause(s) using our whole person approach.

A bit of background about the Thyroid

The Thyroid gland is one organ found in the “Endocrine System”. This system of glands works together to regulate body temperature, metabolism, sleep, reproduction, mood, growth and development. The other glands are the pituitary, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries/testicles.

In this Health Show you will learn that it is totally possible for you to take good care of your thyroid health. It is a HUGE topic and while we covered a lot in episode #13 of the Health Show, it can’t compete with getting to the root of your own issues by visiting a practitioner.

Types of Thyroid Conditions

Your thyroid can either be functioning normally, or if not it can either by Hypo-(low), or Hyper-thyroid (high), and when they get chronic enough, you can be diagnosed with either Hashimotos (a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid) or Graves Disease (also a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid). The usual treatment is either surgery or medication to treat the symptoms and to normalise the blood readings of the thyroid hormones. Both men and women can have an underactive thyroid. However, it’s more common in women.

However, in the Systematic Kinesiology when organs are in trouble we look at that as being a useful signal. BUT we also have to be mindful that often – where it IS it ISNT, in that we want to understand WHY the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, and the blame is often not the thyroid at all. Testing through Systematic Kinesiology we can identify imbalances before they become a chronic problem.

Common Symptoms

Fatigue
Weight gain
Depression
Slow wound healing
Itchy dry skin
Hair falling out
Loss of outer eyebrows
Very sensitive to cold weather
Constipation
Crying easily
As well as the regulation of the menstrual cycle

In this Health Show Siobhan Guthrie demonstrates how we can test for low thyroid, the factors to take into consideration, and talks about the Steps to Help Restore Function

Factors to consider when approaching health from a Whole Person and lifestyle perspective:

M – Mental realm: emotional stresses
C – Chemical realm: toxins in the environment, food sensitivities
P – Physical realm: whiplash and other structural problems
E – Energy realm: energetic blocks.

 

Here are some of the vitamins/minerals and foods that can help you keep your thyroid health in good condition

B Vitamins – Apart from helping you with your mood health, energy levels, and metabolism, B vitamins can also help you improve your thyroid health. Some of the most common plant-based sources of B vitamins are avocados, broccoli, sweet potatoes, nuts, seeds, coconut, beans, legumes, and whole grains.

Vitamin D – particularly useful for people who have auto-immune problems as lots of studies link auto immune problems to Vit D deficiency. It also plays an essential part in your mood, bone, blood sugar/diabetes, heart, and muscle pain. Since Vitamin D is primarily obtained from the sun, the best way to get it is to be exposed to sunlight for about 15 minutes every day it is not always that easy in Ireland so consider taking a supplement.

Selenium – Apart from being vital to your skin and hair, selenium is also good for your thyroid health. The best source of plant-based selenium is the Brazil nut.

Glutamine – particularly useful if you suspect digestive or even leaky gut issues.

If you have blood sugar issues, then Chromium and Magnesium and Zinc may be indicated. Zinc if low can impact on the production of T3, a thyroid hormone.

Iodine – You’ve likely heard that iodine is good for the thyroid. However, since it’s a micronutrient you don’t need very much, and since it is possible to get from our diet, may not be a factor in your thyroid issues. Eating seafood is a good dietary source of iodine.  Other natural thyroid support.


To make an appointment with a Systematic Kinesiologist to get tested to best support your Thyroid and treating the underlying causes, you can find a list on the Association’s website
here
http://kinesiology.ie/practitioners/

 


Next month’s live recording of the KinesiologyZone Health Show will be on 15th November at 12.30 as usual. We will be covering ”Sleep Problems” and how Systematic Kinesiology can help you.

If you have any comments or want to share the success you have had using these techniques please post below.

Health Show #10 – Gut health, leaky gut and what you can do

“Leaky Gut” could be the cause of many health problems, but is it a cause or a symptom?

The health of our gut is key to our health, because not only does it affect the health of the liver, it also houses a big part of our immune system.  Health Show Episode #10 covered the topic of a leaky gut, a condition that is associated with a wide range of seemingly unconnected symptoms. I aimed to shed some light on how as a Systematic Kinesiologist we can go about identifying and resolving this issue through lifestyle changes.  We talked about how it occurs and what you can do to heal it naturally.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The official definition of Leaky Gut Syndrome is an increase in permeability of the intestinal mucosa to luminal macromolecules, antigens, and toxins associated with inflammatory degenerative and/ or atrophic mucosa or lining.  Leaky gut is a name used to describe intestinal or bowel hyper permeability.  Put more simply, large spaces develop between the cells of the gut wall allowing bacteria, toxins and food to leak into the bloodstream.

But the intestines are indeed permeable. Spaces do open up normally, it’s designed to let things through – so that nutrients and other molecules get in and out of the intestine. The production of Vitamin B in the large bowel is absorbed back into the body via the bloodstream.

Leaky gut is a condition that increasingly evidence is suggesting is a significant factor in our digestive and therefore the whole body’s health.  The problem occurs when substances overstimulate the release of zonulin, (wheat and other gluten foods do this) and the spaces between the cells become wider, which then allows much larger protein molecules to get into the bloodstream where an immunologic reaction can take place.  A key to resolving autoimmune problems lies here.

Solutions to Leaky Gut and digestive health problems generally

There are many things you can do if you’re suffering from digestive distress, and the focus is to remove any predisposing factors, reduce inflammation, treat and remove other contributory factors and then focus on repairing the gut lining.

  1. Predisposing factors could include antibiotics (they kill off your good bacteria as well as the bad), paracites, amalgams and other toxic metals, as well as food sensitivities.  Avoiding sugar, alcohol and artifical sweeteners too.  Chronic stress can weaken the immune system, and low stomach acid impacts on your ability to fight off bacteria and viruses.  As we see in the demonstration in the video, there may well be an issue around low HCL and/or digestive enzymes.   If that’s the case then you may see the need to take HCL as well as some good bacteria (bacteria in the evening, and HCl with each meal).
  2. Decreasing inflammation nutritionally with Vit D3/K2, Turmeric, Ginger, Quercitin, Vit C, Zinc.
  3. Other factors that may play a role in digestive health is the Ileo Caecal Valve (ICV), and as we see in the video, this was the case, and needs to be corrected as part of a whole person approach to resolving digestive health problems.

How to repair the gut lining

There’s a lot we can do nutritionally.  L Glutamine, Omega 3 fats (which help with cell wall repair), Zinc, as well as a good probiotic are all options that can be tested for with muscle testing, to establish which are the best for you.

All stress affects the body the same way

Most health problems are lifestyle related, and so to really heal from gut issues we can’t just focus o

n the gut.  We need to think about the food we eat, how it’s digested, what we’re thinking about, and how we allow the body to rest and relax.  So accumulating sleep debt also affects our overall health.

There will never be a full recovery in such cases until the digestive system is brought back into a healthy state, and the immune system supported and rebuilt.

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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/

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

wheat free kinesiology

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 www.KinesiologyZone.com/training

 


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