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What is rebounding ?….
Research has led some scientists to conclude that jumping on a mini-trampoline is possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by man, especially because of the effect rebounding has on the lymph in the body. It is safe, easy to use, and effective.
The human body needs to move. The lymph system bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Contrary to blood which is pumped by the heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation which contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases as well as ageing. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times.
In Systematic Kinesiology we use a system of reflexes that stimulate the flow of lymph to the related muscle and organ. There is twice as much lymph as blood in the body. It is a non-cellular fluid. It permeates the tissue where blood cells that are imprisoned in capillaries cannot go since there are too large. The lymph feeds and cleans the bodies tissues.
Lymph vessels can become clogged with protein deposits or the flow can stagnate or even stop for reasons such as fatigue, stress, infection, emotional shock, lack of physical activity or dehydration. Toxins accumulate, cells are unable to function properly resulting in various metabolic and infectious problems.
All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased “G force” during rebounding. Vertical motion workouts such as rebounding are much different and much more beneficial and efficient than horizontal motion workouts, such as jogging or running.
When you bounce on a rebounder (mini-trampoline), several actions happen:
- An acceleration action as you bounce upward
- A split-second weightless pause at the top
- A deceleration at an increased G-force
Jumping on a mini-trampoline directly strengthens the immune system, so it’s a big deal! These immune cells are responsible for eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it is good that they be active.
Everyone should start with the gentle bounce; let your feet remain with the mat while the body moves up and down. The bounce is sufficient to obtain all the benefits of rebounding while gently strengthening the entire body. It is recommended that you rebound with bare feet so you do not slip. Do not wear tight or constricting clothes. The more jiggling, the more your lymph system is flushing out those toxins!
Start with 5 minutes of rebounding and increase their time as their fitness level improves. Seniors can start with 2 minutes several times per day, with at least 30 minutes between rebounding sessions. Increase your rebounding time gradually.
Inactive seniors find that gently jumping on a mini-trampoline gives them renewed vigor and zest for life. Hyperactive children are reported to calm down after a few days of rebounding. Everyone can do this and people can use the rebound mini-trampoline whenever they have a few minutes during the day.
Just some of the Benefits
- Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function
- Great for skeletal system and increasing bone mass
- Helps improve digestion
- Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy.
- Rebounding in a whole body exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body.
- Some sources claim that the unique motion of rebounding can also help support the thyroid and adrenals.
- Rebounding is fun!
Have you ever looked out the kitchen window and see the kids bouncing on the trampoline and think that looks fun… well it is and it is so good for you. So next time take a few minutes and jump on the trampoline and feel the benefits in your body.
Hear from Des about rebounding in more detail.
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Health Road Show – Day Four & Five
Are you keeping track of us? …. we are now en-route to Navan for our final FREE event we have huge numbers registering so we can’t wait to see everyone.
We headed for beautiful Fermoy and had some fantastic pit stops along the way. This is course leaders Sheila and Liam’s home county and they were warmly welcomed by the crowd. The covered so many topics including adrenal stress, chronic pain and digestive issues. We had lots of questions and min treatments at the end.
We headed for New Ross but we had to stop off in gorgeous Dungarvan, we got to run around on the beach and had a relaxing fun lunch before we reached the Brandon house hotel where they was a massive crowd gathering we had our biggest turn out to date and the atmosphere in the room was energetic, fun and inspiring.
We are in Navan tonight and we have some amazing prizes and gift bags for the first 20 people so come between 6.30/7. Still time to register www.Kinesiologyzone.com/roadshow
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so enjoy a short clip of our Health Road Show this week.
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Health Road Show – Day One
Launch day and on the road!
A huge thanks to everyone who came out to the launch of our Health Road Show in Westport, thanks to those of you who sent your regards even though you were unable to make it!
The room was full and we truly had a fantastic day. We covered a range of topics from gut health, food testing, adrenal stress and lots more. The whole room tried ESR (Emotional Stress Release) This very simple technique is also very powerful and it’s something that you can easily learn to do for yourself and others.
We heard from Margaret and Sheila and they told us their inspiring stories about how Kinesiology has changed their lives and for those of you looking to attending Margaret’s Taster event on Monday 31st July in Westport here is the link to book – https://www.kinesiologyzone.com/kinesiology-taster-event/
Angela, our Claremorris Course Leader talked about psoriasis issues she had once suffered from since she was a child. This was an ailment she just thought she would have to live with, but changing her diet and balancing the digestive system has made her psoriasis free. She even did some food testing on a willing attendee to demonstrate how Kinesiology can help identify what stresses the system.
We also heard from Jarlath who is one of our main sponsors and he offered some great advice ”SWITCH OFF” ! Take an hour go for a walk without the phone even walk bare feet in the grass and just take some time to ground yourself. Everyone who registers and attends is in with a chance of attending one of Jarlath’s weekend retreats valued at €450 more information here – https://www.mayoadventureexperience.ie/
We have now arrived in beautiful BallyBofey and this is the view from our hotel room. We can’t wait to see everyone tonight in the Villa Rose House Hotel.
There is still time to register for Ballybofey tonight we will have lots of prizes on the night, gift bags for the first 20 people who shows up.
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We’re really looking forward to this. We’ll cover:
Muscle Testing Analysis
Our Client Centred Approach
How to Restore Harmony & Energise the body
Food Sensitivity Testing
Reduce Emotional Stress
Migraines and Chronic Pain
Gain Vital Skills
Learn about what you can do to protect your health and not become a statistic.
And of course and a chance to meet and chat to our course leaders.
The Health Show Episode #9 – How Adrenal Stress Impacts your Health
Wow .. what a great turn up and interest in our latest Health Show. We had the largest audience to-date, therefore it’s not hard to believe a lot of people are suffering out there from a range of adrenal stress symptoms.
Adrenal fatigue is estimated to affect around 80 percent of people in the world. This was one of the many reasons we choose Adrenal Stress as our topic for this episode of our Health Show. A lot of people feel deflated, frustrated and overwhelmed with symptoms and a lot of time they don’t understand what is happening.
It’s our opinion adrenal fatigue and stress can not only be managed but resolved with some techniques we use in Systematic Kinesiology. A practitioner can test you for nutritional deficiency, reduce emotional triggers, clear blocks in energy to improve the whole system and review your diet.
Watch our most recent show to learn how to recognize and address Adrenal Stress
The Health Show on Adrenal Stress was filled with so much information today and the half hour flew by quickly. As a result, we didn’t get a chance to demonstrate the iris contraction test which is an easy test you do at home. It measures your body’s stamina in response to light stimulation.
Adrenal Stress Test Directions
Here’s what you’ll need to take the test:
- Weak (not too bright) flashlight or phone light
- Dark room
In a dark room, sit or stand in front of a mirror for about a minute to allow your eyes to adjust to the light. “Then shine a flashlight across one eye (not directly into it) from the side of your head. Keep the light shining steadily across one eye and watch in the mirror with the other. Firstly, you should see your pupil (the dark circle in the centre of the eye) contracts immediately as the light hits your eye. This occurs because the iris, a tiny circular muscle composed of small muscle fibers, contracts and dilates the pupil in response to light.
So the pupil normally remains contracted in the increased light, but if the pupil is uable to hold its contraction and dilates [opens back up] despite the light shining on it, this is an indication of fatigue.
Dilation may last for about 30-45 seconds before it recovers and contracts again. It’s a good idea to time how long the dilation lasts and record it along with the date.
If you have any difficulty doing this on yourself, do it with a friend. Have them shine the light across your eye while both of you watch the pupil size. (Source: Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome)
If you are suffering from stress and fatigue visit your local Systematic Kinesiologist. www.kinesiology.ie/practitioners
Mark your diary! On Wednesday 19th July on our next Health Show we will be covering digestive problems and the leaky gut. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions just post in the comment below.
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.
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 – 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:
I 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:
The 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
[ctt template=”4″ link=”H7Dn8″ via=”no” ]Disease is, in essence, the result of conflict between soul and mind, and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort. Dr Bach[/ctt]
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.
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/
In this week’s Episode, we talk to Gemma McGowan, Systematic Kinesiology Practitioner, and busy mum!
Since it’s National Breastfeeding Week here in Ireland, who better to talk to than our own Gemma McGowan. On this Episode:
- Gemma shares with us her passion for breastfeeding her children,
- Her commitment even when it gets difficult to keep going,
- Why breast is not “best” but is biologically normal,
- How milk can change to suit the child’s needs,
- the available support here in Ireland
- and her upcoming masterclass where you can learn more
Breathing is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do before we die but how much importance do we give to breathing?
Unfortunately, most of us don’t think twice about our pattern of breathing, because it’s automatic and we all do it on average 20,000 times a day, but why breathing properly is so important?
The effects of inhalation and exhalation extend far beyond the physical exchange of air in and out of the body…they extend to the workings of the heart and lungs as well as to subtle molecular processes through which the body’s energy production is maintained.
We have all experienced changes in our breathing under varying circumstances such as fear, anger, sorrow and physical exertion…so each event affects the breath. If we intentionally or unconsciously alter our pattern of inhalation and exhalation, it will affect our physical and emotional state.
Becoming conscious of how you breathe, and then deliberately directing the flow of breath into your body is the single most powerful action you can take toward living a conscious life.
Hear Siobhan talk more about how like changing any habit, it takes effort to make the transition from shallow to full breathing but worth it in the end.
So here’s an idea! What do I need to do to start using all the technology out there? There are so many possibilities now that just didn’t exist 5 or 6 years ago!
Embracing this technology in a new way that is both meaningful and gives you value, but also contributes in a way that helps YOU be healthier! In easy steps!
I’ve been mulling it over for a few weeks now, and TODAY decided to just start! We can easily put things off till you’re less busy, have more time, planned it, had my hair done, worried about sound (it’s OK), but I’m a recovering perfectionist that says, getting it DONE is perfection enough. You know what I mean?
So today was …… drumroll……… Episode No 1.
Who know where it’ll go, but, and it’s a big but – it’s the direction that matters. No doubt there will be some overwhelm but by stretching myself it’s the only way to grow! Today is 6th September 2016 …. this time next year, we could have 52 episodes done already!! Eek, did I just commit to one a week? Well, let’s see. I want to provide you with valuable content, not just for the sake of rolling out another episode. But for this, I will need your help. What do YOU want to see? What health questions do you have? What’s frustrating you about health?
So in THIS episode, because I’m getting ready a busy five days of teaching from Saturday, I thought I’d share some juicing that I do to help prepare myself for the week ahead. Juicing gives me loads of energy, increases my stamina, it also helps me feel healthier, because I sleep better, and awake more refreshed. All ready so that I can be at my best for my lovely group of Diploma Students.
This morning we dove right in with a Facebook LIVE video, (so there was no stopping once I got started right – another way to get things done – make it impossible to stop, haha!) and I shared one of my go-to juice recipes that gets my day off to a great start.
Below the video is the recipe I use.
And if you have a question you’d like an answer to, just ask!
Benefits of juicing:
It’s a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies – much easier to drink 20 carrots than to eat 20 carrots!
You’ll absorb nutrients better with less digestion, as the fibre has been removed
Detoxify Gently and Naturally – giving your digestion a bit of a rest is good for it!
Its a great way to use up surplus vegetables from your garden & fridge
A health digestive system = a strong immune system (80% is in your gut).
They taste great, and if you juice exclusively for a day or two you will start to feel the amazing POWER of juicing.
Here are the ingredients Siobhan used. (one serving; double the amount for 2 servings)
- 2 Apples
- 1/4 Cucumber
- 1 rib of celery
- 1/2 Lime
- 1/3 Pineapple
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 teaspoon of Spirulina
- a few Ice cubes
I am using a masticating juicer in this video. It gently extracts the juices of fruits and vegetables and leaves the fibre behind. The slow masticating squeezes every last bit of fluid and nutrients out of your pulp. The blender then using the nutrient rich juice, blended with the avocado, and spirulina makes a very smooth, rich and tasty drink.
If you wish to keep your juice for later, store in a glass container with an air-tight lid for up to 24 hours. I tend to store the juice, and only blend with the avocado, ice, and spirulina when ready to drink.