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Health Show Episode #14 – World Diabetes Day

Health Show Episode #14 – Diabetes and insulin resistance

 

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2017) is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign. Diabetes gives rise to damage of blood vessels throughout the body which causes blindness, retinopathy, heart disease, kidney disease, amputation, and even early mortality.

Diabetes Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, where little or no insulin is produced by the pancreas.
Diabetes Type II is a chronic disease caused by our lifestyle. Over 226,000 people in Ireland alone have been diagnosed, but many more will be in a pre-diabetes stage of Insulin Resistance. If your blood insulin levels have been high for years, the cells of your body start to ignore it and becomes less effective at this important job in your body.

Insulin is a hormone that reduces blood glucose in your body by pushing it into your cells that use it or burn it to make ATP (our pockets of energy). If you don’t use up your ATP then any glucose left over will be stored as fat.

If you eat too many carbs and over processed foods, have abdominal obesity, get hungry and cravings for sugar, high blood pressure and PCOS, then you have some of the signs of elevated insulin. The problem is we get used to how we feel, and don’t realise the problems being stored up for later in life. Perhaps the most alarming of all though is that this was once considered an adult-onset disease, but now children are being diagnosed earlier and earlier.

In the jam-packed Health show, we covered a range of topics including :

* Understanding and reversing type 2 diabetes
* How in Systematic Kinesiology we test for insulin resistance
* Steps to Reduce the risk of Developing Diabetes

* Importance of Essential Fats

While so many people being regularly diagnosed with this chronic disease, and millions more people walking around with the disease and don’t know it (27.8 percent of people with diabetes are undiagnosed). Symptoms of diabetes vary from person to person. But, the earlier you catch them, the better it is for your overall health and diabetes care. It is worth getting to know, and keeping a lookout for the symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

 

Your Plan to Reverse Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Certain foods negatively affect your blood sugar levels, cause inflammation and trigger immune responses. To reverse diabetes naturally, the first step is to remove these foods from your diet:

Refined sugar: Refined sugar rapidly spikes blood glucose, and soda, fruit juice and other sugary beverages are the worst culprits

Grains: Grains, especially gluten-containing grains like wheat, contain large amounts of carbohydrates that are broken down into sugar within only a few minutes of consumption.

Remove Dairy: Stay away from all other forms of dairy because the A1 casein produced by conventional cows will harm the body and trigger an immune response similar to gluten.

Include Foods high in chromium:Chromium is a nutrient that’s involved in normal carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Broccoli has the highest amounts of chromium, but you can also find it in raw cheese, green beans.

Use Cinnamon: Cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels and improve your sensitivity to insulin. (Several small studies have linked cinnamon to better blood sugar levels)

Add Magnesium-rich foods: Magnesium can help regulate blood sugar levels because it plays a role in glucose metabolism. Research shows that diabetes is frequently associated with magnesium deficiency. Eating magnesium-rich foods, like spinach, pumpkin seeds and almonds.

Use Healthy Fats: Use coconut milk, grass-fed butter (Kerrygold) can also help balance out your blood sugar levels.  Eat oily fish 2-3 times a week (or more).  Eat avocado, and use avocado oil (great for cooking due to a high smoke point).

In an effort to control blood sugar and weight some people are turning to Ketogenic diet.

What is the keto diet?

Special diets for type 2 diabetes often focus on weight loss, so it might seem crazy that a high-fat diet is an option. But the ketogenic (keto) diet, high in fat and low in carbs, can potentially change the way your body stores and uses energy, easing diabetes symptoms.With the keto diet, your body converts fat, instead of sugar, into energy.

 Understanding “high-fat” in the ketogenic diet

Many people with type 2 diabetes are carrying extra weight, so a high-fat diet can seem unhelpful. The goal of the ketogenic diet is to have the body use fat for energy instead of carbohydrates or glucose. A person on the keto diet gets most of their energy from fat, with very little of the diet coming from carbohydrates.

The ketogenic diet doesn’t mean you should load up on saturated fats, though. Heart-healthy fats are the key to sustaining overall health. Some healthy foods that are commonly eaten in the ketogenic diet include:

Books we recomend– 

If you are interested in learning more, the books recommended on the Facebook live event are –
The Insulin Factor – Anthony J Haynes
Keto Clarity – Jimmy Moore
The Obesity Code – Jason Fung
Why we get fat -Gary Taubes

Episode 11 we also discussed sugar and insulin, so to learn more, click here for Health Show #11.


Our next Health Show- episode #15 will take place on the 6th December and with Christmas almost upon us we will talk about ”Surviving Christmas” in healthy and happy way.

And if you’d like to learn more about Systematic Kinesiology and how life could be easier! you’re invited to a Taster Event taking place in Enniscorthy next week. There you’ll learn how to reduce stress, identify food sensetivities, and discover how you can feel great with simple yet powerful techniques using our whole person approach, then ome along to one of our Taster events happening in Enniscorthy this month.

Good verus Bad – Why we all need Fat in our diet

 

We know that diet plays a big role in the health of the body, but an essential nutrient that has been demonised for the past 50 years or so is fat.Low-fat foods have been recommended to be healthy, yet long term chronic health issues are on the rise which are much nastier than the acute health issues from the past.

By eliminating fat from the diet and replacing it with sugar and artificial sweeteners has not made us healthier; yet society in general relies on sugar and carbohydrates for energy and continue to struggle without essential nutrients.

If you’re interested in learning more about the role of fat and want to help your clients get healthy, lose weight and improve their lives, then this two day workshop is a must. With obesity and weight related illness rising year on year worldwide, Alison Astill-Smith will delve into this significant subject.You’ll gain an understanding of the biology of body fat and fat loss during this two day workshop. Understand ketosis, the nutrients that support fat loss and how to help clients lose weight. Carrying too much fat is more often a problem with hormones not will power and Alison will teach a protocol to bring a client back to normal fat function and metabolism.

You’ll also learn the harmful effect of excessive fructose on the body, how this switches the client into fat gain, and how to reverse this. This will not only impact your clients weight issues, but you’ll be able to help those worried about alzheimers, dementia and early cognitive decline, as fat plays an important role here too.

If you’ve ever been confused about fat, known instinctively that not all fats are as bad as we’re lead to believe, and want to educate your clients, join us on this exciting workshop on 4-5 November at CityNorth hotel.

This is open to all who have muscle testing skills.

If you’d like to attend then please secure your place with a €49 deposit.

For all the details and what topics will be covered, read more on the website:

http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/understandingfats/

You will have time to workshop so that you can start helping clients the very next day.

 

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 covers 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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Join us next time when we will cover how to help prepare for exams, tips to improve your reading & writing and how to overcome worry about upcoming exams. Planned show date: Wednesday 26th April (provisional date).

The Health Show, Episode #5 – Facebook Live Demo of Muscle Balancing

KinesiologyZone Live Demo showing our holistic approach (MCPE), balancing a muscle and answering your questions.

Every one of us has the capacity to help another person. Some of us make a career of it! If you feel compelled to learn more about health, wellness and natural methods, then you’re going to enjoy our presentation.  Siobhan Guthrie covers how we work as a Systematic Kinesiology and our MCPE holistic approach.  Testing 4 muscles we were able to find which muscle and circuit the body wanted to be fixed first, using a system of priority.  And you get to see how we work with emotional stress and how to defuse them.

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

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Join us next time and be sure to let us know what topics you’d like us to cover.

5 -minute Technique to resolve Phobia’s

5-minute Technique to resolve Phobia’s

 

 

Phobias are persistent, irrational fears of certain objects or situations that happen to so many people. Phobias can occur in several forms, it might keep people indoors, it might make people scream when they see a spider the number of people who suffer from different phobia more than 10% of the population suffer a phobia of some sort, of which there are more than 300, the most common being;

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  • fear of heights (acrophobia)
  • fear of the outdoors or open spaces (agoraphobia)
  • fear of closed or confined spaces (claustrophobia)
  • fear of spiders (arachnophobia)
  • fear of dogs (cynophobia)
  • fear of cats (ailurophobia)
  • fear of birds (ornithophobia)
  • fear of wasps (spheksophobia)
  • fear of crowds (ochlophobia)
  • fear of flying (aerophobia)
  • fear of needles (belonophobia)
  • fear of snakes (ophidiophobia)

Symptoms of a phobia can differ for everyone. They can range from feeling unsteady, dizzy, lightheaded or faint feeling like you are choking, pounding heart, palpitations or accelerated heart rate,nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, trembling or shaking.

Experiencing this type of acute fear is extremely unpleasant and can be very frightening. It may make you feel stressed out of control and overwhelmed. It may also lead to feelings of embarrassment, anxiety or depression.unnamed

As a result, many people with phobias avoid situations where they might have to face their fear. While this is an effective strategy to start with, avoiding your fears often causes them to become worse, and can start to have a significant impact on how you live your life.

Most of these phobias can be traced back to to the first time the person experienced the situation and found by whatever reason they were unable to cope, or simply put a negative imprint in the mind for life. Fortunately, most of these types of phobia’s can be helped in minutes. An amazing technique was discovered by Dr. Callahan a psychologist who found his work greatly enhanced with Kinesiology. Watch our video where Siobhan demonstrates this technique on Natasha who has a fear of spiders.

Not all fears are resolved completely the first time, the procedure is used but with patience, and within two or three sessions most problems are banished. Bear in mind we can only work by permission,ascertain that the subject truly does want to address the problem. Strangely enough, many people when confronted with the opportunity to deal with the fear, decide they cannot!

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/547394058759986/

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much information to use on myself and share with others”.

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and I was able to practice on friends who also benefitted”

“the course opened my eyes to a career path that I would love to pursue.”

 

The Doors are NOW OPEN!

We are currently taking registrations for the Athlone, Dublin and Kilkenny locations.

Visit the training page for all the details

We hope to run a course in the south west so if you’re interested email us to encourage us to come to YOUR area!!

New training dates to be announced this Friday (21st November)

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If you are SERIOUS about making a difference and following your dream to improve the health of yourself and those around you, then Friday is an exciting day!

I know that deep inside all of us is a yearning not only to do more, but to grow and learn and help more as well. Many of you have been emailing, messaging me via FB, even calling and asking WHEN can you book a place on the Balanced Health course in Systematic Kinesiology.

Well this is just a quick announcement that we should be ready to email you this Friday 21st November when the doors officially OPEN for the classes of 2015.  If you’re not already on our mailing list, just look up at the top right hand corner of this page where it says, “Download the FREE GUIDE” – while that may be slightly out of date prior to Friday, you’ll be on the mailing list to receive notification when the doors open!

There will be special offers, payment plans and fast action bonuses available!

You will be the first to be notifiied and you can book your place and even START with our early access to some of the training videos immediately.

WHAT would your life look like if you started training in as holistic a therapy as Systematic Kinesiology?

Just imagine …..

Brand New Taster Events

There’s nothing quite like experiencing Kinesiology and muscle testing for YOURSELF.

You can read all you like about it, ask lots questions about it, even watch the videos on this website.  But when it comes to really understanding what it is, you have to experience it!  But if you haven’t seen a video yet, then take a few minutes to see a little of what Systematic Kinesiology is:

So how would you like to experience muscle testing (being tested AND testing others) as well as balancing weaknesses before you commit to a course?

You will get some hands on experience of muscle testing and you’ll learn how the Balanced Health Foundation  could be the first step to becoming a fully qualified Kinesiologist.  This two hour Taster Event is perfect for you.

Fee to attend: €15 (refundable when you join the Balanced Health Course starting in March)

This will be a fun 2 hours, with new information, new skills, where you’ll meet lots of likeminded people.

All our current Taster Events have taken place

You’ll walk away having experienced muscle testing, have a great understanding of Kinesiology and have an insight into the training.  Ideal if you are drawn to helping others, want to start a holistic health career or take care of your families health with natural methods. NicolaRooneyDiploma Gemma-McGowan-copy-SM

FREE Talk on “How to Reduce Stress in 2 minutes” in Cork

How To Reduce Stress in 2 minutes

That’s right.  Two minutes!  If you’re feeling overwhelmed then the good news is that there are ways to support your body to help you reduce that overwhelm, panic, worry.  If you don’t even know where to start, then Kinesiology can help identify which stress to work on first!  Stress reduction tips and techniques such as Emotional Stress Release help you gain clarity, calmness and feel more composed, even in our hectic world.

If you’d like to experience Kinesiology, find out more about how you can learn this and many MORE stress reducing techniques, then I wanted to let you know that Des Richmond DipAK is giving a free talk in Kanturk, Co Cork this Friday, 11th October at 7pm .

The holistic approach means acknowledging how all the areas of your life – physically, emotionally, nutritionally, energetically and spiritually – are interconnected.  Kinesiology is able to demonstrate this interconnection and how you can use the body’s own power of self healing to reduce the effects of stress simply.  Come along to this one hour talk, ideal for those interested in holistic health, seeking a new career, or simply want to help their family and friends.

All Welcome.  We do ask that you book your place in advance.  There is limited seating and we want to ensure you have somewhere to sit comfortably.

ADVANCE BOOKING REQ. RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY CALLING DES ON 085 759 3622