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The Health Show Episode #11 – Sugar Insulin and Diabetes

The Health Show Episode #11 – Sugar Insulin and Diabetes

Sugar Insulin and Diabetes – How understanding blood sugar, insulin, insulin resistance, macro nutrients, supplements, essential fats and reading labels will help you prevent diabetes!  There’s a LOT in this month’s Health Show!

Sugar Insulin and Diabetes KinesiologyZone Health Show Episode 11 Sugar

For every expert recommending some new health fix, there’s someone else telling you to try the opposite. But something we are all on the same page about is sugar – specifically, added sugar, that is doing us more harm than good.  But overall our love of carbohydrates is making us fatter, more tired, and less happy!

While we all know we should consume sugar “in moderation,” it’s easier said than done, especially when it is found in foods as added, and often hidden, ingredients.  The WHO (World Health organisation) recently published guidelines on sugar intake for adults and children saying that no more than 10% of a person’s energy intake (calories) should come from free sugars. In Ireland, the National Adult Nutritional Survey in 2011 showed that on average our diets contained 14.6% energy from free sugars.

Watch Siobhan Guthrie’s overview and introduction to this big topic – about our nutritional needs, proteins, essential fats, carbohydrates and what to do to keep our insulin levels low, which will prevent many long term health conditions

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Sugar Insulin and Diabetes KinesiologyZone Health Show Episode 11

In today’s Health Show we offer practical tips on helping get the focus away from carbohydrates (such as sugar) and onto proteins and essential fats into the diet, so that you feel satiated, have more energy and long term good health.

Symptoms of blood sugar imbalance:

  • Tiredness, ratty, stressed, HUNGRY all the time,
  • Prone to infection (especially your teeth and gum disease)
  • significant health problems because it’s associated with obesity, heart attacks, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cancer and other serious conditions.

INSULIN – a hormone that is secreted by the pancreas in response to the foods you eat.

Health Tips:

– Add oily fish into your diet
– Use Avocados – great for adding essential fats into your salad
– Hummus – This middle eastern snack is high in protein!
– Beans -Most beans have about 7-10 grams of protein per half cup
– UDOs Oil has the perfect blend of Omega 3/6/9.

Become sugar smart

Understanding food labels is a great tool in becoming sugar smart. Added sugars can come under many different names and are listed to disguise how much sugar is in the “food product”:

• Corn syrup, Golden syrup, Maple syrup.
• Honey, Malt syrup, molasses

• Glucose (twice as sweet as fructose)
• Fructose
• Sucrose
• Maltose
• Dextrose
• Galactose
• Lactose
• High fructose corn syrup
• Invert sugar
• Hydrolysed starch

And the list goes on!  Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Barley malt, Beet sugar, Date sugar, Diatase, Fruit juice, Fruit juice concentrate, Dehydrated fruit juice, Fruit juice crystals, and Agave.

Supplements to help reverse Insulin Resistance and help with sweet cravings

If you are interested in getting some chromium, zinc, magnesium or other supplements to help balance your blood sugar you will find the ones Siobhan recommended by visiting this site. https://www.pharmanord.com/ or from your local Systematic Kinesiologist.

 


Our next Health Show- episode #12 will take place on the 20th September and with kids heading back to school we will be discussing ”Children and young adolescents achieve their potential academically in today’s world”

If you want to know about the muscle testing Siobhan demonstrated come along to one of our Taster events or find our about our upcoming Balanced Health Courses.

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Health Show Episode #8 -The Power of Bach Flowers

The Health Show Episode #8 -The Power of Bach Flowers

Our mission is to share simple ways to help you feel more balanced.  And the Bach Flowers definitely fit the bill.  Bach Flower Remedies are often used to help balance emotional states, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to go more into detail about some specific Bach Flower remedies.

Bach Flowers KinesiologyZone Health Show Episode #8

In this Episode, with special guest Maria Stevens, we got to share the amazing powers of Bach Flowers.

Maria Stevens is a Certified Systematic Kinesiologist, Homeopath and Bach Flower consultant.  She shared some of the amazing success stories of people who have used the Bach Flowers including a range of symptoms from children with anxiety, students facing into exams and people who find it hard to make decisions.

This is the first time we have had the opportunity to go into detail about the range of Bach Flowers available to everyone from a Kinesiology prospective and how they can help you in your daily life. Bach Flowers

Bach Flowers – There are seven general categories of emotions that Bach Flower remedies target, and Maria our guest speaker spoke alot about these being used for a range of emotional issues.

  • HEATHER – Treating people who are obsessed with their own troubles and experiences; talkative about themselves; poor listeners.
  • WALNUT – A remedy against helps adjustment to transition or change, eg, puberty, menopause, divorce, new surroundings. This can be espeically helpful to students finishing exams or moving home or taking on a new job.
  • CENTAURY –  Treating children who lack strong will or find it difficult to speak up. It also helps adults who let themselves be exploited or imposed upon and have difficulty in saying “no”; doormat syndrome.

    The evidence of effectiveness of Bach Flowers  – here’s a story one of our Diploma students shared with us:

Bach FlowersI had a 9 year old come for some help in relation to anxiety after being locked accidentally in the car when his mum collected his sister from an activity. It was only for a few minutes but he felt trapped and afraid. When he arrived he was quiet and a bit awkward so I did a few muscle tests and this broke the ice and he was very willing to get up to be treated then. So I did some ESR (emotional stress release) and tested him with a few Bach Flower Remedies which I recommended to his mum to get.  During the ESR while he was thinking about the locked car incident he could feel it in his tummy and then he said it was gone and that he could see lots of green! Which I took to be a shift in the emotional situation. When I was finished he sat talking about football to me for 10 mins! He obviously didn’t know his audience! But the difference in him from before and after was amazing!”

You can watch this month’s Episode #8 here, showing a demonstration as to how we select the remedies for a specific stress, as well as our interview with Maria Stevens:

Bach FlowersThe powerful essences can help people who may not show their sadness and keep there emotions hidden, they can naturally treat the deeper emotion. 

So if you are ready to eliminate poor emotions, regain your confidence, and find a natural way to help you and those around you get your free Bach Flowers Guide.

Join us next time when we will cover how Adrenal Stress impacts your health and what you can do to prevent it!

Stress does undermine your health. The connection between stress and high blood pressure, heart disease, and many digestive problems is well-established. Stress creates hormonal and blood sugar changes, causes the body to excrete nutrients and adversely affects the immune system. It also puts you on high alert, and can affect digestion and most other health issues.  We will look at how the adrenal glands are directly affected by stress and what you can do to prevent your stress levels from rising!  Planned show date: Thursday 29th June

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 – bed time – Day FOUR

Our 10 days to thrive challenge – Bedtime

Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

 

 

Are you a bedtime procrastinator?

Do you fight with yourself to go to bed, and then struggle to get up in the morning?

Systematic Kinesiology Bedtime Procrastinator

Bedtime procrastination is failing to go to bed at the intended time.  Easy peasy right? Yes how many times have you not gone to bed when you said you would even though there was no outside influence or circumstances stopping you from doing so (only yourself)?   Bedtime procrastination is unique because usually people will procrastinate to put off something they find undesirable, sleep is not undesirable.  We enjoy it, we feel better after a good sleep.

It is not so much not wanting to sleep, but rather, not wanting to stop what you are doing.  You lose track of time looking at your smart phone, tablet, watching TV, or even doing chores, even though you will regret it in the morning.  I think it’s because as children we thought being sent to bed meant we were going to miss out on something.  Yet as adults we still rebel against being told what to do!

Sleep is very important for your body to recharge and heal itself.  People actually sleep better when they are well rested rather than when over tired.  Ever been so tired and yet frustratingly can’t get to sleep?  If you’re looking for the ideal time to turn the lights off, it’s 10.30pm.  This comes form Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Every meridian system which is connected to an internal organ has a two our window of focus time.  7am – 9am is stomach meridian time (which is when we “should” generally eat our breakfast).  11pm to 1am is our Triple Warmer focus time – which is connected to our Thyroid and Adrenals.  If you have ever experienced a “second wind” – you start to feel more energy late at night – that’s what we want to avoid.  Going to bed before 11am, so 10.30, will give your body the best opportunity to recharge and restore its energy.

Your happiness throughout the day and your energy levels are all related to the amount of sleep you get. Most adults need between 7 to 9 hours per night. Women actually need 1 hour extra than men.

Tips to get to bed on time Set yourself a time for bed to regulate your body clock

    1. Finish up on the internet at least an hour before bed
    2. Don’t wait until you feel tired and sleepy
    3. Have a bedtime routine (wind down to sleep time)
    4. Avoid alcohol and heavy food late in the evening
    5. Avoid over stimulating the brain with electronic screens (no phones in bed)
    6. If you can’t sleep, get up and leave the room then try again
    7. Daily exercise helps promote a better night’s sleep
    8. Make sure your bed and pillows are comfortable but supportive

 

Today’s challenge – maybe you’re not a bedtime procrastinator, but there’s something else you procrastinate over.  Make a commitment to yourself to go to bed early – make it a lovely ritual tonight.  Treat yourself to looking after you.

Look forward to hearing what you’re committing to over on the event page. Are you a bedtime procrastinator?

Join us over here: https://www.facebook.com/events/547394058759986/

 

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10 days to Thrive – No Complaining – Day THREE

 

 

Make a change

                                        Today’s a short one!  It’s simple.  Today is day three and we challenge you NOT to complain.

Life is not perfect. It never has been and never will be. This is not bad news. In fact, once we begin to embrace this reality, we welcome a great number of possibilities . Life is never perfect. We know this to be true.

Why then, do we continue to complain about its imperfections?

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We complain about the weather, the traffic, our family. We complain about tight clothing, misplaced keys, late air planes, and the price of oil! We complain about our jobs or our lack of jobs. We complain about nosy neighbours, crying babies, ungrateful teenagers, and lazy family members. We have become a society too quick to complain.

Complaining is almost never a positive reaction to our circumstance                                                                                                                                                                        .

Complaining fosters a negative attitude, negatively impacts those around us, doesn’t change our circumstance,highly unattractive and often leaves us as victim mode. 

 

So lets try not complain about the usual things :

  • About the weather

  • About your neighbours

  • About your family

  • About your boss

  • About your weight

  • About your shopping list

  • About this challenge!

 

 

Nothing, nada, rien du tout, zilch!

Instead, turn your attention to what’s good about them.

 

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“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” —Tom Wilson

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 🙂

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