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Overcome Weight Loss frustration

Overcome Weight Loss frustration with Kinesiology

Recently on a Sunday morning in Dublin, I was driving to class and was sure it wouldn’t take that long.  The first part of the journey was easy as every light was green.  I was making good progress and even a little pleased that I’d made the right route choice! But then after about 5 minutes of making a good distance, suddenly I hit every red light and frustratingly the journey took me much longer than it should have.

When it comes to getting on the road to weight loss, eating foods to which you’re sensitive can be like meeting red light after red light after red light.  It may even seem like we’re making the right food choices at first, but frustratingly something is making losing weight much longer than it should.

With Irish men scoring the highest body mass index (BMI, a key measure of being overweight), in Europe. Irish women ranking third in this category, and one in four children in Ireland now classified as overweight or obese, concern is growing about the inevitable impact on our hearts.

A person who is overweight is defined as having a BMI of between 25 and 29, while a BMI of over 30 defines obesity. The strong link between being overweight and heart disease is underlined by World Heart Federation statistics which show that 21pc of chronic heart disease cases are actually attributable to having a BMI of over 21, which, for many people would come as a shock. –https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/a-weighty-problem-how-ireland-is-on-course-to-be-the-fattest-nation-in-europe-36909596.html

What we eat every day plays an important role in how we feel every day

If your body is sensitive to that food, means you may experience an unpleasant digestive reaction.  But not always.  Digestive reactions can include bloating, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea and weight gain.  But other systems can be affected too, and could be a cause of pain, joint stiffness, brain fog, learning difficulties, anxiety and low mood.digestive problems helped with Systematic Kinesiology

A food sensitivity is different from an allergy

A sensitivity is generally a reaction by the digestive system rather than the immune system, though other areas of the body can also be affected.  A sensitivity can be hard to detect since symptoms can take many hours to appear.   An allergy is a fast acting reaction by the immune system when it perceives an immediate threat, which can often be life-threatening.  These are more easily spotted, whereas a food sensitivity can often go unnoticed for many years.

If you have symptoms of low energy, digestive issues, bad skin, for longer than 3 months, it is worth investigating your diet to see if there might be some sensitivities.

Everyday foods can develop into sensitivities.

Foods which we rely on and make up the bulk of our diet can unfortunately become the very foods we should avoid.  While it’s all too easy to make a list and simply avoid those foods, this is a simplistic and often leads to restricting your diet unnecessarily.  Everyone is different, and while one food may not suit you, it could very nutritious for someone else.

By giving up foods my diet became more varied not more restricted

Occasionally the foods we eat every day, even 4-5 times a day, will be a food we will develop a sensitivity to.  No one should be eating the same foods every day, as a varied diet is generally accepted as being more healthful.  When I learned I was sensitive to wheat, it was only then that I recognised I was eating it at every meal.  Breakfast was a wheat cereal, lunch was a sandwich, dinner was pasta, and the odd biscuit snack.  I didn’t realise how restricted my diet was.  At first I did worry what I might eat, but that was simply a symptom of not appreciating how many different, tasty and easy non-wheat options were available.

What if I avoid my food sensitivities and nothing changes?

While it won’t come as a shock to you that the food you put in your body is important when it comes to weight, what may be surprising is the role food sensitivities play in making weight loss more difficult.  However, if you’ve been there done that, then there may be other factors at play.  If you’re under a considerable amount of stress, then you could be suffering from adrenal exhaustion.   That in turn could be triggering a thyroid issue which slows down your metabolism.  If food sensitivities aren’t making a difference, either the tests you did didn’t identify them all, or there’s perhaps a nutritional deficiency affecting digestion and or absorption.  Common deficiencies might be digestive enzymes, low stomach acid, or zinc.  And while you may not suffer from indigestion, you may have sub optimal digestion.

These are all questions that can be addressed when you visit a Systematic Kinesiologist who will be able to guide your body back to health, which will allow it to release the extra weight. Healthy body first, weight loss second. There are lots of ways to lose weight, that don’t make you healthy. By working with your body, not against it, peace and calm return, particularly around the area of food, and weight loss will be faster and easier.

If you’d like to learn how to do accurate food sensitivity testing, we cover this topic on our first weekend of training on “Balanced Health”.  This course is suitable if you’re a practitioner wanting to add to the services you provide, or keen to deepen your understanding of how the body works, and want to create a positive health culture in your home.

To learn more about Systematic Kinesiology and for more lifestyle tips enter your name and email. This guide is yours and absolutely FREE when you sign up below.

 


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.

Get your kids off milk now !



The milk industry has been working hard for decades to convince us that it’s absolutely essential for everyone to drink milk.
Milk supporters – and the milk industry – tend to focus their marketing on bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis to sell their cupfuls. And while intuition may tell you that the consumption of calcium must, in turn, do a body good, the medical literature isn’t so sure

Conventional cows milk is a food that can cause leaky gut. The component of dairy that will harm your gut is the protein A1 casein. Also, the pasteurization process will destroy vital enzymes, making sugars like lactose very difficult to digest.

The mechanism behind dairy causing the damage it does lies in several areas:

1. It stops the formation of glucosamine in the gut lining, thereby creating a leaky gut. (Glucosamine is known to help repair the mucosal-lining defensive barrier in our small intestine.)
2. It impairs immune system development in the gut and the maturation of important immune cells known as T helper cells – this can lead to autoimmune disease, asthma, allergies.
3. The milk from other mammals is too high in protein and phosphorus and the protein damages the gut lining.
4. Dairy products are highly chemically laden, the highest per gram of all food, and are thereby toxic to the gut lining.
5. Dairy creates a mucous “slime” in the lining of the gut that prevents the absorption of some nutrients as well as causing gut inflammation. – (http://glutendoctors.blogspot.ie)

Hear from Brian who joined us for a recent workshop he believes ” we should not be drinking milk”

Brian’s take on milk is rather straightforward. Milk does not appear to the magic food whose consumption leads to strong bones or everlasting life. It is also not the dietary problem that’s poisoning the nation. And although a source of calcium there are many alternative sources of calcium and that, if bone strength and general health is your concern.

 

Hear more from Brian Miller – http://betterbodymanagement.co.uk/about/

 

If you feel your health is suffering from eating dairy prodcuts a visit to a Kinesiologist can determine if you are lactose intolerant.  Using muscle-testing, we can find out whether a particular food is stressful for a person by placing the item on their body and pressing on a muscle We can also test to see if it is an allergy or an intolerance and see how it might be affecting the person emotionally as well as physically. (In some cases, a particular food can switch a person into sabotaging themselves – in other words, when they eat it, they tend to make unhealthy choices in life. A good example would be dairy.)

Find your local Kinesiologist here- http://kinesiology.ie/practitioners/


 

If you want to learn how to do food testing or allergy testing join one of our Balanced Health Course
www.Kinesiologyzone.com/training

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Health Road Show – Day Two

Health Road Show – Day Two

 

Wow thanks Ballyboey Donegal…… we had a packed room and the energy was amazing. We want to thank all of you who came along and supported us I know it meant alot to our course leaders up there Mella and Claire.

If you didn’t get a chance to come along Mella and Clare are holding Taster Event in Donegal and Derry click the link for all the details. http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/kinesiology-taster-event/

Mella our course leader in Donegal had an opportunity to have Siobhan from the Donegal Now come in for a treatment last week and afterwards Siobhan wrote ”I felt that I was well and truly on the road to a recovery I hadn’t realised I needed”, I will let you read the rest on the fanatic results here in a link to the article. –https://www.donegalnow.com/features/kinesiology-unleashes-true-life-force-energy-find-health-roadshow/175691

We had lots people willing to be tested and here is Clare in action.
She covered a range of topics including bloating, food intolerances and digestive issues.

Thank so much for the positive feedback and the great hospitality we received in Donegal.

If you want to come along to New Ross or book our taster event in Dun Laoughaire visit www.Kinesiologyzone.com/roadshow 

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.

diet is of vital importance and many people eat foods which actually feed the health problems they suffer from. There is no such thing as a u

 

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