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?

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.


10 Days to Thrive with Mindfulness – Day TWO

Welcome to Day Two of our 10 day challenge – Mindfulness


Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

It’s day two! How did you get on yesterday increasing your water intake? Keep it up today and each day will get easier as you start to reap the benefits.  Take a moment to reflect on how you feel today.  It’ll become more natural as the 10 days goes on.

Today is all about Mindfulness and Mindful Eating.

Ever gone to the bank this time of year – what do they have – tubs of sweets just sitting there for our hands to take one without thinking!

And is our mind ever at rest?

When was the last time you ate a meal without multitasking?

Today’s challenge is to practise mindfulness specifically while eating a meal and snack.

During the past 20 years, studies have found that mindful eating can help you to reduce overeating and binge eating, lose weight and reduce your body mass index (BMI) and improve the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. Mindful eating slows you down, makes you more aware of portion sizes and helps you get out of negative, automatic food habits like overeating while watching your favourite TV show.

At this time of year it is easy to slip into eating “bad” food. But actually most of us don’t even get a chance to enjoy the sensation of eating.  We’re in such a rush, or distracted, or stressed.  So today we simply challenge you to focus on your food without any other distractions (like work or screens).

Start small.  Perhaps today you will put away your cell phone and be more engaged with what you are doing.  Enjoy the fruit cake, the toffee sweet, the hot coffee.  Remember it’s easy to eat an entire plate of food and not actually taste one bite.  Eat and drink mindfully today so you get every pleasure from it.  Don’t stuff it down, ladened with guilt that you “shouldn’t” be having it.  Let that go.  Today is about embracing all our senses, savouring every morsal, slowing down, breathing and enjoying what you are eating, without judgement and mindfully.

Mindfulness when Eating – today’s challenge

  • Set aside time to sit down to have one meal of your choice mindfully today.
  • While preparing your meal, how are you feeling about the food in front of you?
  • Appreciate that you are eating to nourish your body
  • Ask yourself, how does my body feel now, before I eat?
  • Feast your eyes on the colours
  • Smell the food, does it make your mouth water?
  • Appreciate, taste and savour each bite
  • How does the food taste in your mouth?
  • Eat until you are satisfied
  • Ask yourself, how does my body feel now, after I have eaten?
  • Breathe ….. and get on with your day ….

When you eat in a relaxed state and CHEW each mouthful, this improves the body’s ability to absorb vital nutrients. If you’re stressed it’s probably best not to eat at all!  Stress shuts down the digestive process.  Get rid of all distractions so you can pay attention to what you’re eating, so that you know you’ve eaten, you know how much you’ve eaten, and you can enjoy the experience.  So eat light, breathe, and take 5 minutes.


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10 Days to Thrive – Day ONE

It’s Day 1 of our 10 Days to Thrive

 Systematic Kinesiology 10 day challenge to thrive

One new habit, focus or idea each day to help you thrive, not just survive, this December.  We guarantee you don’t have to spend money or take lots of time out of your busy schedule.

So today we want to start with something that by the end of the 10 days, could be the most important change, (reminder or prompt) that will make the biggest difference of all.  Today we challenge you to give your body what it really needs to keep you healthy.  Today we’re talking about dehydration.

Are you sick or are you just thirsty?

We often have little niggling problems that (or pretty major ones too), that we don’t realise could be due to dehydration.  At KinesiologyZone, we’ve an abundance of water falling from the sky! But when your body is deprived of water it starts to ration the water it has, as a survival mechanism.

The brain redistributes water around the body where it is needed the most in order of importance.  The most important being the Brain and lungs followed by the liver, kidneys, glands, muscles, bones and skin.  The first place water will be taken is from the colon – and therefore if you’re not moving your bowel at least once a day – that water is being extracted and going to your brain!  Nice!

By the time you actually feel a thirst sensation, your body has already been drawing water internally, so you can begin to see already how important it is to keep hydrated and drink water throughout the day.  If you are dehydrated, the body can’t eliminate toxins and waste properly, so they will build up inside the body.  And you don’t need to be a doctor to know that is not good.

What happens next?

A number of things begin to happen inside the body as we begin to become dehydrated. You may notice yourself becoming

  • tired and yawning
  • losing concentration.
  • moving slower as you become stiff or sluggish.

So, while we might feel we need that chocolate or sweets or even a coffee STOP!  Our challenge today is to have a glass or two of water instead (or maybe as well as) and your body will respond surprisingly quickly.

Benefits of water

Water is an essential and major component of all living matter.  We need water to keep the body alkalized, to rid itself of acid. Raw vegetables contain a lot of water, and the added benefit is they will also alkalise your body.  Water also helps with digestion and lubricates all the organs, muscles and joints.  Water truly is essential and used by the whole body.  The average adult loses 10 cups of water a day through breathing, sweating and urinating. Without water our bodily functions are impaired. So, we really need to be replacing this water every day.

Chronic dehydratiion

If we become chronically dehydrated things become a bit more serious.  The blood thickens and the body will start to take water from the cells around it.  This can lead to high blood pressure. The body will also start to deposit cholesterol to the cell membranes to prevent further water loss leading to high cholesterol.  Has your doctor ever told you to drink more water if you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol?

Some of the body’s signs it’s dehydrated

We think it’s that we’ll feel thirsty.  But that’s unreliable.  Simply knowing that it is imperative to health we shouldn’t wait.  The body sees lack of hydration as a stress.  So perhaps that’s more telling sign – feeling stressed? Drink some water!   Other signs are:

  • Check the colour of your urine – orange or dark yellow is a sign of severely dehydrated body, mid yellow may still be somewhat dehydrated. Colourless or clear urine is the sign of hydration.
  • When the waste matter inside us cannot move through the large intestine to be excreted that’s called constipation.
  • Another survival mechanism is to restrict the airways to reduce moisture leaving the body and energy used, can be a factor in asthma in some people.
  • People with allergies and skin conditions will now be realising as you read this, that water is so important inside the body that your skin is almost last on the list of importance in the water rations, therefore if you have dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema or other skin conditions, you definitely need to increase your water intake.
  • The brain signals the sensations of thirst and hunger at the same time, so it is easy to be confused between thinking we are hungry when really, we are just thirsty. This can lead to overeating and weight gain, when really we just need a glass of water. It is a good idea to have a glass of water a half hour before every meal you eat as this will slightly decrease your appetite, helping you not to over eat , but also it releases enzymes in the stomach to be ready for food to be digested.

Knowing WHY we do something helps us to realise the importance of our habits. So here are our:


  1. Keep water beside your bed so you can drink it immediately in morning (this is when we are our most dehydrated)
  2. Drink a glass of water half an hour before every meal (to help digestion)
  3. Bring a bottle of water with you everywhere you go to sip all day (no excuses you didn’t have any)
  4. Swap a tea/coffee for a glass of water once every day (simple!)
  5. Freeze slices of lemon/lime to add to your water (make your water taste more interesting)
  6. Make a big jug of water at home or the office with mint or cucumber in it to infuse (and keep it nearby so you can top up your glass)
  7. Eat water enriched fruit & vegetables RAW (salads, watermelon, tomatoes) – this all counts to the overall water tally!
  8. In wintertime, have broths and soups which contain water (help you to feel warm too, as it can be hard to drink lots of water in winter)
  9. Drink it at different temperatures, have it room temperature/chill it/hot water – (whichever way you prefer)
  10. Feel hungry – drink water first as the two signals can get confused.


How to test in Systematic Kinesiology for Dehydration

If you are familiar with muscle testing, here’s how we test for dehydration.  This video is part of our Systematic Kinesiology Online Training:

Will you Take the Challenge to prevent dehydration?

However you plan to increase your water intake, make sure you take note of how much you do.  It’s easy to THINK we’ve had enough!

So how much water and live foods are you consuming – what did you eat in the past 24 hours for example?

Our challenge today is to drink more.  “More” will depend on where you’re starting from.

A guide is to weigh yourself in lbs, and drink half that amount in oz.  You can search in google but as an example if you weigh 140lbs (10 stone), you’d need to consume 75 oz (about 2.2 litres/4 pints).  If you consume some of that as water, some as raw vegetables, fruit and herbal teas, you’ll reach your target no problem.

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December is the new January!

You are invited to our 10 day challenge to thrive


Let’s Make December the new January!!


Let’s THRIVE, not simply survive!

Are you tired of December being all about shopping, eating sugar and just waiting for Christmas day? We are… we decided to turn this sometimes stressful and busy month into a more positive month so we are you asking you: –

  • Did you know one new habit, focus or idea each day can help you thrive.

  • Are you ready to take a 10 day challenge that can dramatically improve your life?

Here at KinesiologyZone we know you don’t have to spend money or take time out of your busy schedule to see results.

Contrary to popular belief you don’t have to make big changes to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. And you will see the positive result that comes from taking small actions.

Let’s look at what we can all do to make a shift – join us FOR FREE in our online community event.  Let’s get the fresh enthusiastic feeling of January and together let’s end the year THRIVING!!

It costs nothing – simply join our Facebook “event” page and every day we’ll post our simple step for the day.

This group is going to support you as we share, laugh and grow together during the 10 days.



What are you waiting for? Let’s make December great and help you finish out the year thriving!

We start Monday 7th December

1 simple change each day


Make a Change message written in a wooden trunk and a red heart

Solving the problem that IS.

Problem solving with Systematic Kinesiology

Problem solving with Systematic Kinesiology

Systematic Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing fields in natural health therapies. Not only is its approach holistic, its ability to be tailored to each individual client means it’s ultra specific.  It’s dynamic, responsive, immediate, and an accurate way to interpret what the body is saying.

The body has many ways to give us signals about our health – pain, discomfort, thirst, loss of function, rashes, swelling, tiredness, and many more. These signals don’t manifest by themselves, they are the result of a process.

If you have a health issue, let’s take as an example, a headache. If I asked what the problem was you’d likely say, “I suffer from headaches”.

So the problem is the headache, right? But is it really the problem? Or is it actually the symptom (or a result) of a process. This is an important distinction. Because if we make the mistake of identifying the problem as being the headache, then we could simply take a pain killer, and the problem is solved, right?. But is it?

When you take a pain killer, it may well get rid of the symptom.  In the short term that’s not a problem. We’ve all wanted to get rid of a pain and used something fast and effective to do that.  But the ingested drug doesn’t just go to the area of pain, it is distributed systemically, and can have side effects. Ignoring or covering up signals that the body is making long term, taking too much of a drug, can negatively affect other organs, such as the liver or the stomach.

A more powerful approach is to seek to prevent the headache from ever starting in the first place. For that we must dig deeper and ask the question “Why am I having headaches? Seek to understand why”.  Some causes are obvious, but what if it’s coming from something we’re totally unaware of?  By looking underneath the symptom, understanding that it’s the result of a process (daily habits, choices, decisions), we can then expand our options to be able to explore, identify and focus on what the real problem is.  Such as for example, a regular food we eat.  Systematic Kinesiology uses muscle testing to identify what’s beneficial to your body and what’s not.

When you can identify the problem

Systematic Kinesiology helps identify the problem that IS.

Health care is in crisis.  There are LOTS of problems – Obesity is the problem, Cancer is the problem, Heart Disease is the problem, Diabetes is the problem. And by continuing to focus on the disease as being “the problem” we will never, ever make progress. Because disease is the problem that ISN’T.

The problems are more likely to be found coming from a person’s lifestyle. It’s so often not even noticeable. But what we do on a consistent daily basis has an accumulative effect. That’s both a good and a bad thing.  Overdo it for while and it has a way of eventually catching up on us!  Start looking after ourselves and it’ll pay off. The results, whether they be ones we want or don’t want, come from of the daily decisions and moment by moment choices we make about what to eat, how to move and what to focus on.  These actions, more than anything, will determines how I, you, we predominantly feel each day.  How motivated, how happy, how good we feel.

In the majority of cases “Health problems = lifestyle problems”. There are always exceptions of course.  But by looking for clues in the things we do every day, often without thinking because they are habits, we open ourselves to finding solutions in there.  Obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes are all preventable diseases.  Each year more than 10 million people worldwide are diagnosed to cancer.  We know that we should be eating more vegetables and taking more exercise.  Those two things alone will go a long way to preventing something that a lot of people fear they’ll get (because of their genes – which only accounts for 5-10% of all cancer cases), but genes are not our fate. *

However, people are struggling, are stressed and overwhelmed with modern day living. We’re being influenced and marketed to with lots of different, confusing messages, surrounded by fears, stress, “noise” and distractions, that we’re often so exhausted it seems easier to take the easier choice.  But if we can take a moment to reflect on where we’re at, get the help of a Systematic Kinesiology professional who has another perspective.

It is said that to truly heal, the patient must have faith, confidence and belief in both the practitioner and in the modality/therapy. For healing to take place, the practitioner is a vital part of the process. It’s a case of, you can’t do it alone. Instinctively we have a sense when something is wrong. But it can seem confusing because of the often conflicting messages about what’s healthy and what’s not.

But your body holds the key to its own health, to optimal health. What Systematic Kinesiology offers is a powerful tool to finding the root causes, and unlocking the answers to what the body needs to create the right environment to self-heal.  The body already knows how to heal – if you cut yourself you don’t have to instruct the body to go fix it.  It knows.

So I’ll say it again – Systematic Kinesiology helps identify the problem that IS.

For you.

Which may be different to someone else who has a similar symptom.

Everyone is different.


Systematic Kinesiology respects that.

Systematic Kinesiology is an integrated holistic approach to working with individuals who seek to better understand how their body works. They want to feel empowered to know what to do to be healthy, and how to live a long, vibrant and healthy life.  Practitioners are trained in using muscle testing as a communication tool that reveals imbalances (problems) as well as solutions.  Session are tailored to each client. Systematic Kinesiology is truly individualised healthcare.

“The most accurate diagnosing tool you can have
is in your office — YOUR PATIENT — with innate intelligence the body language
combined with muscle testing.” — Dr. George J. Goodheart, Jr.

Check out our Balanced Health course here.

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* Reference US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Do you love the holistic approach?

What in your holistic toolbox?

I do! I couldn’t work without approaching life and health through my holistic filter.


It gets better results for my clients.

The holistic approach to a health challenge or illness offers not just a second opinion, it opens up treatment options. Its varied approach considers why or what may be the cause(s).

When a client comes in to my clinic for the first time, maybe with back pain, it would be easy to suggest that it’s purely a structural problem. When you look from a “where it is, it is” approach that is.

But the beauty of the holistic approach is that we can go deeper than what’s presenting at face value.

The body is amazing, it’s always adapting to the environment it is in.  So if you have symptoms you don’t “enjoy”, then it’s good to wonder why is the body doing that, than simply trying to get rid of them.

holistic approach - look at what you're eating every day

What that means is we should also consider these:

The food and drinks my client consumes, where they lives emotionally every day, and as the body is energetic, what they’re doing to move that energy (or not), this helps greatly to assist the client out of pain. From a holistic approach what matters is what we do every day.

There’s also a synergistic benefit – when we use different factors they work together to have a larger beneficial effect.  So while in the case above the client’s back pain may well have a structural component, if we pay attention to all the other factors as well your client will love you because you’ve not only gotten rid fo the pain maybe faster, it’s also going to last longer, or forever!

I help holistic-loving people ready to help others who want to make a
better life for themselves and become a valued and respected health practitioner.

Click here for our health programmes, where we introduce you to the Systematic Kinesiology model of wholism, how to test for imbalances in each area we consider, you not only get a benefit yourself you learn how to help others.

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Friends are often asking me: What should I take for x or y condition?  But that’s a very medical approach. And when the body is in a crisis that’s the best care you can have.  Don’t get me wrong doctors save lives.  But it’s crisis care, not about getting you healthy.  If you’re looking for the one thing that is going to fix you, then the holistic approach is not for you.  But if you are more interested in understanding the interplay, the dance, the amazing way the body works, that everything we do is involved, then you’ll love Systematic Kinesiology.

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Three Most Important Things to better decisions

Decisions – it’s not always easy to follow your dreams …..

When you’re aligned with what your soul wants, magic happens.

But it’s not always easy to make a decision to take that first step.  It’s often the hardest, because at the start we want a guarantee that a) it’s the right step and b) it’s going to work.

You have an idea about how you want your life to be – happy, fulfilled, lots of energy, vitality, fit and healthy.  So why does so many struggle to achieve what they want? I’m sure you’ve a long list of goals, to dos, etc.  Full of “I wish I ….”, or “I know I shoulds …” , all basically saying I want my life to be different. Think about it.  How many items do you currently have on your “to do” list that are goals for a better life?  I should lose weight, I should give up sugar, I should get a new job, I should go to bed earlier, I should clear that clutter.  We “should” all the time and when nothing changes, we can end up being very disappointed, pessimistic and down on ourselves.   And how many of those should do’s have been on that list longer than a week, a month, a year? I can’t be the only one, right?

When you think about it, I should doesn’t reasonate a lot of power or energy does it?  It’s more a belief of how things should be.  There are plenty of things I’m sure that you’d love to do, but tell yourself a story … “but I don’t have time”.  I’m here to encourage you to remember, you are not powerless to change your circumstances.

Decisions - it's not always easy to follow your dreams .....There are “more important” things that get the attention. So let’s look at that.  What are your musts that you have to have in place to make life tolerable? Petrol in the car, food in your fridge, get to work. These are all musts.  Somehow we find the time or the right strategies to ensure they happen – for example, food in the fridge (you either spend an hour in the shops [time], or you go on line and order delivery [strategy]).  Life can feel overwhelming, stressful and pretty much like there’s no time for you.  So even focussing on what is a must in your life is a good exercise; because it’s practice for the bigger things.

It’s not like any special skill is needed to look after our daily needs.  So transfer that feeling of “oh its really quite easy to do” onto some of the other things you’ve been putting off.

It might be quite nice and refreshing to be at least open to the idea that it’s not that difficult after all.

So to change a should to a must, we first have to understand where different decisions are made.  Intellectually we know we need to change. But that’s not where change happens.  First getting in touch with the feeling that things must change – much deeper, in your gut, that’s where decisions are made.  We need to go to where our emotions are, in the body.  So the shoulds are in the head, the musts are in the gut.  We may think we make decisions intellectually, and indeed there is some truth to that, it’s just not the first place.  First the decision is made in the gut.  Only when we shift from, oh yes that would be nice, to a place where no matter what, I must do this, that’s when life alligns can make it happen.  The second decision is backed up by the head agreeing.

We have a choice now to decide to change your shoulds to true decisions of musts to really get what we want.

One trick I learned last year and implemented straight away was to write down the “three most important things” I must get done today.  I remember to focus on solely those three things.  That’s a lot less overwhelming.  And when I get them done, there’s no shortage of other things to do.

So write a list of your three top musts. Say them out loud too so they resonate more. Say them with passion, with energy, with hunger!

I must …

I must …

I must …


Are you going to change your life today by changing your shoulds to musts.

Once you’ve started, it’s the most exciting, rewarding and enlivening journey ever.

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Are you a health leader?

What it takes to make it as a Health Leader

Leadership involves motivating people to be their best.  And health leaders are in pursuit of the art of all things health focussed.   The importance of our health, in terms of high physical energy as well as emotional maturity, is second to none.  Without health we have nothing.  The decisions you make every day about what to eat, what to believe and how you feel about health are either making you feel good, empowered and strong OR quite the opposite.  And all that will determine what you do each day, the actions you take and ultimately the results you get in all areas of your life.

Would you agree that if you feel tired and stressed you make unhealthy decisions?

You go to the supermarket and grab the first thing you see, you don’t care if it’s healthy, the only criteria becomes, is it tasty and will it fill me, because you’re tired and you want to treat yourself?  You might just take an evening off in front of the TV rather than go for that walk you know would have energised you?  And then you look back and wonder what you’ve done that day!

Yet when you feel good you make much better decisions.

You feel self-motivated, ooze vitality and have more drive.  Life is good!  You see, how we are feeling emotionally makes a huge difference to the quality of our lives.  And that is determined by what we choose to focus on (again a decision) and the actions you take.  One situation, two different viewpoints.  Which one will you focus on?

People often ask me, “how are you so positive?”  Yet I know that’s not always the case.  We all have certain emotions that we feel more comfortable feeling.  For example, I’ll bet you know someone who flies off the handle at the slightest thing; it feels like they love finding ways to be angry.  Other people are worriers.  They only seem happy when they’ve something to be worried about.

We all do things for a reason, and for me, if I’m feeling less than positive, a bit low, it’s usually right after a period of high activity, lots of teaching, conferences, training etc.  But by reconnecting with what I love, by shifting my focus, it helps me to understand me.  I also know that it’s not forever, and moods change all the time.  So on one hand I recognise it’s recognising my natural need for a rest.  My drive comes from helping others and training people who are helping others with their health.

I want to challenge you to step up to become a health leader.

In times of crisis we need leaders, and there’s a health crisis at the moment. Put aside all your doubts, reasons and even other commitments, and do whatever you can to join us on a foundation course. By caring and taking action, you too can step up to be a health leader, show the way to better health in your family, your town and your world.

Even though I’ve been teaching Systematic Kinesiology since 2000, as a leader I know the learning never stops. I continue to invest in my own learning and attend lots of courses myself.  I’m always growing to become more, and love sharing what I’ve learned with my students.  This past year I’ve found myself in San Francisco, London (twice), Portugal, Belfast, Dublin, New York and New Jersey – (I find getting away often helps in gaining a new perspective) all to learning more, to push myself, and discover new insights around what makes the difference.

Some decisions we make shape how we feel today, and others will shape our destiny.  Ultimately they’re all important.  But if you’re waiting till there’s nothing in your way, till everything is perfect, I’m afraid it doesn’t exist.

“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that
once unleashed, can make a vision, dream or desire
a reality” – Tony Robbins

So what is your focus for this year?

What natural gifts, resources and drive have you already inside you that could make a significant impact on your health, your family and friends?  Helping people will bring you more satisfaction than you ever thought possible.  The question then is what action will you take towards your goal, TODAY?

What does it take to make it? A belief that you’re here to do and be more; getting the right training and support that’ll get you to where you want to go!  Ready to join us?

Visit: www.kinesiologyzone.com/training for all the details.

Health Leader

Avoid the Use of Anti Perspirants

Avoid the Use of Anti Perspirants (FREEING UP THE LYMPH CHANNELS)

The sweat glands in the armpit are vital to upper chest health. They are a direct route out of the body of many nitrogenous and other toxic waste products. They also allow the skin to “breathe”. It is very important for the sweat glands of the body to be able to release perspiration. Perspiration evaporates from these glands even when the armpit feels dry. This evaporation causes a flow of fluids to replace the amount of perspiration that evaporates.

Closeup On Young Woman Applying Deodorant On UnderarmPerspiration contains materials which attract bacteria which multiply rapidly in the warm, damp environment of the armpit. Unpleasant armpit odour is largely due to these bacteria. It is not necessary to seal the sweat gland ducts with varnish, or glue like substances in order to prevent odour. It is only necessary to use some type of deodorant that kills off the offending bacteria. This neutralises any odour which may come from the sweat itself. Ordinary perspiration, and sweat from exertion does not smell strongly in a fit and healthy person. It is only when a person is cleansing toxic matter that any odour is noticeable. Another good reason to exercise regularly!

Perspiration which is caused by nervousness, mental tension, or fear, often has a more distinctive odour. This odour helps make us consciously aware that we are nervous, and signals to others that we are under tension whether they realise it or not. This odour can be neutralised with an appropriate deodorant. The formulations vary from one manufacturer to another, no one deodorant suits everyone, so it is important to find one which suits you.

Maybe, you could plan only to use a deodorant which contains anti-perspirants when you know that you are going to exert yourself a lot, or when you are likely to be nervous, as when on a first date or job interview. Otherwise, avoid anti-perspirants wherever possible.


There are lots of natural, and very safe alternatives to keeping odor free.

You may want to check out your local health food shops for types of deodorant which are based on natural herb formulas, which may be just as effective for you. Many people worry about the list of chemicals found in antiperspirants – like aluminium, parabens, and triclosan for example.

An anti-perspirant’s job is to seal up the pores of the underarm with lacquer or other substances that dry, and leave a coating over the skin’s pores to in theory prevent sweating. But of course the lymph’s role is to excrete the toxins it has collected from the body, so many people still find that they are sweating regardless.

You can buy natural deodorants that do not contain these substances.  Some natural deodorants use essential oils which have natural anti bacterial properties and are kind to the skin.  Other natural alternatives are to use baking soda or even lemon juice (though not on recently shaved armpits!).

If you use a natural alternative you’d like to share with us, comment below.

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Kinesiology Training

Balanced Health foundation course

“I’ve loved every minute of the course and it’s been great to get so
much information to use on myself and share with others”.

“the course was very beneficial, for my own health and stress
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!!