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 – https://www.kinesiologyzone.com/how-to-test-foods-with-kinesiology/

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.

Delicious Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

Today is Shrove Tuesday or better known as Pancake Tuesday. If you’ve been looking for a gluten-free recipe to make from scratch, this one is simple and produces light and fluffy pancakes (that no one will know are gluten free).

Ingredients


1 Tsp Lemon juice
1 Tsp Baking soda (GF)
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
100 ml Coconut Milk
2 Tsp Coconut oil (frying)
3 Eggs
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Salt

 

Method

Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix to combine and then make a well in the centre. Pour the milk into a jug and add the egg yolks.

Whisk lightly to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until blended.

To cook the pancakes, melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a small ladleful of the mixture to the hot pan.

Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are golden brown.

Serve the pancakes on warm plates with banana slices, blueberries, a drizzle of honey and yoghurt.

Happy eating!!

‘Facebook Free February’ – Are you up for the challenge?

Mental health campaigners invite everyone to have a ‘Facebook Free February’

It follows a study by the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark called the “The Facebook Experiment”. It found that social networking makes you 55% more likely to feel stressed, but taking a break leaves you 18% more likely to live in the moment.

What to do … Simply deactivate or log off Facebook for the month of February. If you like, set your profile picture to the FFF logo and/or share a status saying why you’re doing FFF. 

Social media and technology in general have become a  part of our everyday lives. Facebook and other sites have the function of keeping us connected to the people in our lives as well as providing an outlet for self-expression. Using these sites make us feel more connected with the world, but there are some negative sides to social media use, particularly for our mental health.

FACTS

  • People on Facebook are 55% more likely to feel stressed.
  • People taking a break from Facebook are 18% more likely to feel present in the moment.
  • After one week without Facebook, people felt they wasted their time less.
  • People on Facebook are 39% more likely to feel less happy than their friends.

Particularly for individuals who struggle with self-esteem issues, underlying or otherwise, a site such as Facebook that focuses so much on external validation can pose some serious problems.

Would you be willing to take the challenge?

5 Tips to help you reduce time on social media

  1. The hardest but most important step on how to quit social media is to delete your social media accounts! Delete the apps off your phone.
  2. Private message or “inbox” close friends your phone number letting them know you know be checking messages on social media sites.
  3. Set a limit – if you do go on social media, set a time limit and don’t go over often 20 minutes can turn into 2 hours!
  4. Delete extra people from your friend list, the more the people, the more vast your news feed, and the more time you spend checking things out while you could be engaging in a useful activity
  5. Think about the useful things you could be doing instead of wasting time on these sites.  Learn a new language, play an instrument, get fit and exercise, learn a new recipe, take the dog out, or read a book.

If you decide to take the challenge make sure to keep us updated and good luck !!

[ctt template=”12″ link=”DcRsg” via=”no” ]“Dr. O’Keeffe and Dr. Clarke-Pearson state, The intensity of the online world is thought to be a factor that may trigger depression.” [/ctt]

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

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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

 

[ctt template=”7″ link=”D1YZ2″ via=”no” ]“Disguised as a bran muffin or onion ciabatta, is not really wheat at all but the transformed product of genetic research conducted during the latter half of the twentieth century. Modern wheat is no more real wheat than a chimpanzee is an approximation of a human.”― William Davis Wheat Belly[/ctt]
, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health

This Man Gave Up Sugar,Artificial Additives for a Month.

Here’s What Happened When a Guy Quit Sugar for a Month

Sacha Harland decided to take on a challenge! He decided to give up sugar, alcohol, artificial additives and unhealthy food for one month. He wanted to see how would this dietary alteration affect his mental and physical conditions.

He captured his physical and mental journey in the six-minute clip above. Check out his incredible journey through the following video:

After watching this video there are many health issues we can still debate about. Is coffee bad for you? Does the cabbage soup diet work?

However there is one thing we can all usually agree on – sugar is bad for you (if you have too much of it). Isn’t it really interesting that Sacha starts to struggle really early on into the challenge and soon learns that his taste buds have been trained to crave salt and sugar-laden items.

We also see them highlight hidden sugars. Sugar consumption is both in plain sight and hidden, ingested from the most unlikely places. Sugar in tomato ketchup and microwave dinners, soups and crackers and just about every other processed food out there. Who are the biggest culprits? Soft drinks lead the list at 33% of our sugar consumption (drink water instead of coke and you’ve already made a huge dent). sugar kinesiology Sweets 16%. Baked goods like biscuits and cakes, 13%. Fruit drinks 10%. Sweetened yogurt and milk almost 9%.

If you are considering making a change in 2017, you don’t have to completely detox like Scott but reducing processed food and reading labels can make a huge difference.

If you are looking to take control of your health and want to pick up some skills in 2017 (learn food testing, reduce stress, release pain, and improve energy levels ) visit www.Kinesiologyzone.com/training for more information.

[ctt template=”12″ link=”_Pf7t” via=”no” ]Soft drinks lead the list at 33% of our sugar consumption (drink water instead of coke and you’ve already made a huge dent). [/ctt]

”The pain was so bad I didn’t want to run anymore”

”The pain was so bad I didn’t want to run anymore”

By Liam Daly, Course Leader and Practitioner in Midleton and Clonakilty, Co Cork.

We all know running can be great for your health. But if your body isn’t used to training or you are over training did you know this can put extra stress on your adrenal glands causing injury type symptoms?

running pain kinesiologyIf your body isn’t used to training or you are over training did you know this can put extra stress on your adrenal glands causing injury type symptoms. Often if you are already under stress, exercising can lead to long-term fatigue, pain and low energy. For athletes or regular runners, this can mean lower performance levels and slower times.

Other factors can contribute to this too for example food intolerances, excess caffeine, stress at work. With it being a New Year and a lot of people getting back into running and setting goals to run marathons I felt it important to share my experience

My Story

I ran my first full marathon in Cork in on the June bank holiday Monday in 2015. I was absolutely over the moon to complete such a feat and looked forward to doing it again in the future, such was the incredible feeling I got from it. Not long afterwards, however, my dreams seemed to begin to unravel and I started to wondering would I run again. I started to develop discomfort in the sole of my left foot, my heel felt swollen and sore, it seemed to ease when I moved around but if I sat down for a long period or first thing in the morning, the pain would be back to square one again. I put it down to over training after running the marathon and incorrect footwear, so I rested and bought new shoes.

No luck. So I did what any self-respecting runner would do, and consulted Dr. Google!! I outlined my symptoms, backed up by a few friends who were knowledgeable runners, and it turned out that I was suffering from a condition called Plantar Fasciitis, a very common problem with runners. 

I wondered how long it would take to recover, so I used all the recommended ‘remedies’ like new footwear, stretches, creams and other things. Although it eased somewhat, the problem still persisted and my motivation to run, knowing that one run might cause a week of pain, was diminishing all the time. But then I tried Kinesiology to treat my symptoms and start to look was there an underlying condition to my symptoms.

How Kinesiology helped.

When studying Kinesiology, we learn that we can balance a muscle by increasing flow of Lymphatic fluid to the muscle, to strengthen and balance that area and very often bring relief from pain. Incredibly, I had the tools or recovery at my disposal all along!!

running pain kinesiologyThrough Systematic Kinesiology, I discovered that I had Adrenal Fatigue, and these little glands that sit at the top of my kidneys were causing all my pain. I knew from learning how to balance muscles that massaging the reflexes for the adrenal glands, sends lymph to the Sartorius muscle, a big muscle running the length of the upper leg and over the knee, which connects to the calf, and on to the ankle and the sole of the foot. So I started to balance this area and taking the right nutrition to support the muscle.

Within about 10 days, this problem in my foot was gone!! I was absolutely amazed and delighted.  It had been lingering for over a year and now I had total relief!! I was able to run with freedom again.

A visit to a Systematic Kinesiologist this year to simply balance up those muscles and treat any niggles you may be feeling could be the answer to your good health all year long.

If you feel that you are suffering from similar symptoms you can make some changes:

  1. CaffeineGiving up caffeine is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
  2. Reduce Training. Cutting back on your training for a few months is a good idea too. By ending the constant stimulation of your adrenal glands, you will allow them to recover from their depleted state.
  3. A Balanced Diet. A balanced and nutritious diet, and an evaluation of any other stressors in your life (work stress, financial stress) that can be improved or eliminated.

Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome, or a collection of symptoms, that usually results from chronic stress. Fatigue is the major symptom, but patients typically experience several others. These can include insomnia, food cravings, headaches, dizziness, a feeling of being frequently overwhelmed, and much more. We all tend to react differently, and the variability in these symptoms often makes it difficult for a doctor to fit together the pieces of the puzzle. 

A Kinesiologist will use a more holistic approach that is often used in integrative medicine. It means looking at all aspects of a patient’s life. This creates a much better opportunity to see how things like diet, exercise, and stress might be contributing to poor health.

To learn more from Liam, hear him speak at a FREE Health & Wellness event this month.

Visit https://www.kinesiologyzone.com/free-talks-about-kinesiology/  for more information.frame-liam

[ctt template=”7″ link=”aRV50″ via=”no” ]I have Systematic Kinesiology to thank for enabling me to run again, I sure would be lost without it![/ctt]

9 Steps To Recover from Christmas Overindulgence

 Steps To Recover from Christmas Overindulgence

Once again we have reached that time of year when many of us will either eat too much or drink too much or, in all likelihood, both. Overindulgence is as much a part of the festivities as exchanging presents and many of us are all too familiar with the consequences of this excess!                                                                                                             54924

Often you feel bloated and sluggish, but it’s no reason to beat yourself up and continue the overindulgence. The problem with the holiday season is that it’s never just the one Christmas dinner, but there are the leftovers to contend with. We often get clients coming to us after Christmas with gut problems, chronic pain and high levels of stress all of which can be treated with a Kinesiology treatment but to help yourself and empower your own health before and after Christmas their are steps you can take.

Things that will help you recover:

1.Digestive enzymes help speed up the breakdown and absorption of macronutrients. DigestEeze (Milk Thistle) is one of the most important supplements for recovery with its ability to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional over-indulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach.
2.Fluids will help flush your system and keep you hydrated. Drinking extra water facilitates a more rapid removal of this waste.
3. Ginger has high levels of gingerol, which gives it a natural spicy flavor and acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body. It also has potent anti-nausea properties and can ease stomach cramping.
4. Keeping the bowels moving effectively is an essential part of a healthy recovery and therefore the use of high fibre foods such as pulses, quinoa and brown rice can help the process
5. A good multi-vitamin and mineral is essential for the removal of toxins whereas an antioxidant rich formulation provides the added benefit of helping to neutralise free radicals. Chlorophyll rich green foods such as Spirulina and Wheat Grass also offer great benefit to those looking to cleanse their system.
6. Go for a walk. This can aid digestion and possibly help decrease the fat your body stores. One study showed that when subjects took a light walk after a high-fat meal, they decreased their post-meal triglyceride concentrationrun-750466_1920-300x225         (the type of fat your body stores to use for energy) by around 70 percent compared to the non-walking group.
7. Use turmeric, it is a member of the ginger family that contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
8. Get sleep – December can be such a busy month running around shopping and Christmas parties and preparing food but try to get to bed at a decent time and if you have some time of work use that time to catch up on sleep and rest your body.Get leftovers out of sight&gt.
9. Get leftovers out of sight. Whether you encourage guests to take leftovers with them, or stick them in containers to store in your freezer, moving extra food out of sight and out of mind will help you return to your normal healthy eating routine over the next few days
I hope you find these tips helpful and that you enjoy a wonderful Christmas break!

If you are ready to jumpstart your health in 2019.

Check out all the details about our upcoming Balanced Health Courses in Spring 2019 where you can pick up vital skills to help you and thosr around you.

www.KinesiologyZone.com/training

MENOPAUSE : Foods that mess up your mood!

Managing Menopause by Sheila O’Hanlon

I wanted to share this story in the hopes of easing women’s menopausal symptoms.

I had female client in her mid 40’s that had being having terrible hot flushes, profusely sweating (mostly at night), no sexual desire, headaches, anger explosions for no apparent reason, craving salty foods and overall unwell feeling.

The treatment showed up an imbalance in hormone levels as oestrogen levels had dropped off dramatically and also her serotonin levels (the happy hormone) had decreased and the result was very low mood.  As well as lots of muscles out of balance and inflammation that was causing a worsening of the menopausal symptoms. After just 3 treatments the hot flushes have completely stopped.  

If you are going through hot flushes, sweating profusely, rising anger, not sleeping, no sex drive, forgetfulness, insomnia, mood swings, bloating, water retention, increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease….

There is a very good reason you are feeling like this, the ovaries stop releasing eggs and the menstrual cycle comes to a halt. When this happens your oestrogen levels lower significantly and because oestrogen is a hormone that lifts our mood the outcome can be very low mood and not feeling like yourself anymore.

What you eat can also affect your mood and by eating right at this sometimes disconcerting time of your life can reduce the unwanted side effects of the drop in oestrogen! I have listed foods that aggravate the symptoms of Menopause.

AVOID processed foods:

Crisps, white bread sandwiches, takeaways, fatty foods are all loaded with sodium and/or sugar. These foods will cause you to retain water, causing oedema type “cankle” effect. They also cause bloating in the abdominal/stomach area.

What to eat instead :

  • Fresh fruit and nuts
  • Vitamin E during MENOPAUSE helps your skin form drying out and to keep your hormone levels normalised.
  • Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, legumes, almonds are rich in vitamin E and zinc, calcium and oils so I’d recommend these for better skin, muscle health and bone health.
  • Whole grain crackers and peanut butter
  • Carrot sticks and hummus
  • Sliced apples with peanut butter.

AVOID spicy foods:

  • Foods like hot chilli and salsas that contain capsicums, chilli peppers and chilli powders that score high on the heat scale can trigger hot flushes!
    Replace with other spices that have plenty of flavour without too much of the heat factor.
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Turmeric
  • Basil

Avoid fatty cuts of meat and rashers as they are full of saturated fats and can lower your serotonin levels. When serotonin levels drop you will feel angry, irritated and grumpy.
Eat foods that contain Tryptophan (turkey, cottage cheeses, oats and legumes)
Tryptophan is an amino acid that is involved in the manufacturing of serotonin – (serotonin improves mood, controls better sleep and appetite). Don’t miss or skip meals to keep your blood sugars balanced!

Avoid alcohol – Heavy drinking can lead to cardiovascular disease and during menopause it can cause more frequent and severe hot flushes! Treat have a white wine spritzer (there are 5% wines available in shops) mix with soda water and fruit.

Avoid coffee, caffeine, caffeinated fizzy drinks. A recent study of menopausal women found that women who drank these drinks got more hot flushes than women who didn’t!  You can drink calming peppermint tea or anti-inflammatory ginger tea. Or go for a quick walk to get a pick me up.

You can eat more foods that have more plant based phytoestrogens to reduce the sweating, mood swings.

  • Linseeds
  • Celery
  • Green beams
  • Rhubarb
  • Miso
  • Tofu
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

[ctt template=”9″ link=”03ez1″ via=”no” ]”In the end, the real wisdom of menopause may be in questioning how fun or even sane this chore wheel called modern life actually is.”  Sandra Tsing Loh[/ctt]

Who’s responsible for our health?

Who is responsible for our health?

When we look to solve current health issues (most of which are non communicable diseases) we often expect governments to “do” something and be responsible for our health.  We want insurance companies to cover more & more everyday health care issues, and the medical system to come up with new drugs.

Yet, doctors learn little about lifestyle changes, or nutrition in their training, and often our health ministers are firefighting the overwhelming responsibilities of the already overstretched resources in our hospitals.

If we’re going to solve the health and well-being crisis, we need to start educating ourselves about how the body works, learn ways to reduce stress, and know what’s best for ourselves as individuals.

Taking responsibility for our own health is key.  Since most people have never learned in school about health (even if you learn human biology), healthy living then becomes confusing as different messages are broadcast from manufactured product companies that lure us with food labels about what is healthy, governments wanting to force chefs to calorie count every meal, and it’s no wonder the healthcare environment becomes more complicated and confusing each passing year!

Healthy living today is different to 30-40 years ago.

  • Stress is on the increase,
  • food is more processed and modified,
  • and we’re exposed to more and more fears, toxins and ill health.

We are also leading more sedentary lives than ever before.  By not moving on a daily basis, our lymphatic system slows down and we don’t eliminate these toxins naturally.

Anyone interested in obtaining optimum health, getting out of pain, and enhancing their feel good factor, will enjoy Systematic Kinesiology.

The Balanced Health Course offers you a simple, enjoyable and experiential way to discover how the body works and motivates our students to be more proactive in seeking ways to be healthy.

If you’re curious and want to understand how the body works, are seeking new ways to reduce stress, want to feel more energised, and be out of pain, then come along to one of our Introductory Workshops – I invite you to check it out:

Introduction to systematic Kinesiology Workshop

You will learn about the unique approach Systematic Kinesiology has to holistic treatments, learn how to muscle test for yourself, reduce stress and gain insights into the huge potential for your own health, and those you can help.

Come along and discover the amazing possibility of Systematic Kinesiology.

So how will we solve the healthcare crisis? By empowering ourselves with knowledge, small actions, and less fear.