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Make Room For Your Gift

Our Class of 2017 graduated last weekend and wow, it was a joy to see this group SHINE!

KinesiologyZone Diploma Class of 2017

Right from the start this group’s positive attitude, excitement about Systematic Kinesiology, and their work ethic stood out. They really got behind what we want to achieve with healthcare in Ireland and they’ve been a joy to teach. Many are seeing clients on a part time basis now and others have jumped with both feet in and have full time clinics, acheived during the two years of training.

They took on the challenges, stepped out of their comfort zones, and have discovered their capacity to create a life that overcomes the barriers that life puts up.  All have great skills in helping their clients with stress, gut problems, back issues and many other lifestyle related health problems.

And THIS week, we just completed our powerful communications and transformational workshop with our Class of 2018!

Systematic Kinesiology offers students a wonderful opportunity to look after their own health which inspires them with a deep passion to help others.  This week this wonderful group of student practitioners discovered the power of releasing past issues, became aware of habits and patterns holding them back, got clear on their future, and had great fun discovering new ways to help others.

We are delighted our KinesiologyZone community of practitioners and students is growing because the subject of health is SO important, and too many people are struggling. These graduates and trainees are doing amazing work, helping their families, themselves and their clients overcome challenges.  

Health is not just about fixing one thing.  But when you can identify the root causes of a problem, (and since everyone is different the root cause will be different), you will be able to help people because of the whole person approach we use. 

Emotional stresses, self talk, language and communication.
Nutritional deficiencies, toxins, food sensitivities, and diet.
Physical stresses, aches and pain, muscle balancing, and structural alignment.
Energy, meridians, electrical balancing and “switching”.

There are so many options when it comes to treating ourselves and our clients.

It can be hard to make time for what we love to do, with being “too busy”, have other responsibilities, or other barriers and obstacles that make us believe that now is not a good time.

I love this video from Steve Harvey, about identifying the gift you have inside of you.

Tips to Maintain Good Eye Health

Tips to Maintain Good Eye Health

by Sheila O’ Hanlon

They say the eyes are the windows of the soul but did you also know –

  • Newborns don’t shed tears, though they do know how to cry.
  • You blink about 15-20 times in a minute.
  • The most active muscles in your body are in your eyes.
  • Your eyes can get sunburned.

Amazing facts right ? …  It’s an amazing body part.

Your eyes are pretty important, and with that eye health. In fact, 64%* of people value their sight more than any other sense and yet 36%* of you admit leaving it ‘months’ – and 13%* of you even leave it ‘years’ before seeking help, even after noticing your eyesight has deteriorated.

eye health

And recently I have been asked a lot of questions about eye health including vision and dry eyes that seems to effect a majority of people particularly in the mornings. So i wanted to share some of the advice i give to my students and clients.

Tips to improve Eye Health

  • Drinking clean filtered water is essential for good health and your eyes need a good supply as they are self cleaning.
  • Proper sleep in a dark room allows your retina to heal and repair. Leaving all electronics away from the bed, phones, iPads etceye-149604_1280. Ideally not having a TV in the bedroom is most beneficial.
  • Wearing protective sunglasses on a sunny day.
  • Giving up smoking! Did you know that smoking cigarettes increases free radical production all over the body and. Can seriously cause eyesight and eye health in general to deteriorate. (KINESIOLOGY can also help you to give those monkeys on your back [cigs, drugs, alcohol, toxic relationships] their P45’s!)
  • Taking care of your cardiovascular system by healthy eating and moderate exercise also a great supplement at the onset of winter of CoQ10 to give your heart a boost . High blood pressure can do damage to the tiny blood vessels of your retina and may obstruct the blood flow.One of the best ways to maintain healthy blood pressure is to avoid fructose. Did you know that consuming over 70 geye healthrams of fructose or 2 cans of fizzy drink can seriously affect your blood pressure and heart health.
  • Keep your blood sugar levels in check by opting for food that doesn’t come in a box, learn to love yourself enough to want to prepare a lovely home cooked meal for yourself! Your future self will kiss the ground you walk on xxx.  Too much sugar in your daily intake of food blood can pull fluid from the lens of your eye, affecting your ability to focus. And, it can damage the blood vessels in your retina, also obstructing blood flow.
  • Eat plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables, especially kale. Studies have shown that a diet rich in dark leafy greens helps support eye health. And that those with the highest consumption of carotene-rich vegetables, especially ones rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, had increased vision health.
  • Get plenty of healthy omega-3 fat. “A study published in the August 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that consuming omega-3 fatty acids was protective of your healthy vision. Unfortunately, due to widespread pollution and fish farming, fish is no longer an ideal source for omega-3 fats unless you can verify its purity. An extraordinary alternative is krill oil, which also contains astaxanthin. This potent antioxidant also has specific benefits for your eyes.”
  • Avoid trans fats. A diet high in trans fat appears to contribute to macular degeneration by interfering with omega-3 fats in your body. Trans fat is found in a lot of processed foods and baked goods, including margarine, cooking fat, fried foods like chips, deep fried chicken, any genre of meat in a can and donuts, cookies, pastries and biscuits. Avoiding trans fat is the best decision you can make for your continued good eyesight.
  • Avoid aspartame at all costs!!! Vision problems is one of the many acute symptoms of aspartame poisoning. Tests on lab rats consuming high amounts of aspartame showed growths of tumors and eye defects!
  • Antioxidants— a substance that inhibits oxidation especially vitamin C (broccoli, kiwi, strawberries, citrus fruit, cauliflower) and vitamin E (wheatgrass, wheatgerm) as these remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents in living organisms. Antioxidants neutralize the dangerous build up of free radicals in your body and your eyes.
  • Vitamin A – is needed in large quantities.

These antioxidants in particular have shown to benefit your eye health:

Black currant anthocyanins

SOURCES OF LUTEIN IN FOOD: (Lutein per cup, cooked and drained)

Kale ……………26.5mg

Romaine lettuce, raw…..1.4mg

Oranges………… 0.31mg

No matter who you are, regular eye exams are important for seeing more clearly, learning more easily and preserving your vision for life.  Your eyes are not only the most important of your 5 senses, but without proper eye care, the health in the other areas of your body will suffer. As you may know it is extremely important to keep your eyes healthy.

Do you want to improve the quality of your life?

Do you want to improve the quality of your life? Almost everyone you know suffers from one or more of the following conditions.

  • Aches and pains, allergies, backache, colds, low energy, fears, indigestion, joint pain, migraines.

Many people are struggling and while none of these in themselves is necessarily life threatening, they are life depleting.  I’m in Istanbul, Turkey this week, and it’s the same here too.  Yesterday I demonstrated a muscle test or two on the b-fit staff who I’m visiting with. They suffer stress as part of their lifestyle, busy city, traffic can be a nightmare, and of course there’s a lot of worry too from the recent attacks. B-fit is also wants to help their customer improve the quality of their lives.

improve the quality

The more I travel and share our health approach with other cultures, it confirms my belief that everyone has the same needs when it comes to health.

So while there may indeed be cultural differences in terms of lifestyle, our bodies work all the same way.  There’s a science to health and energy that is the same the world over.  There are habits we must follow if we want to have high energy and live at our best.

Systematic Kinesiology offers a way to uncover what is blocking access to that high energy.

It is like when you come to another country we don’t understand the language.  If you don’t know how the body works, you won’t understand its language.  It is all learnable though.  You see muscle testing is a type of language that enables the practitioner to interpret what it needs, as well as what it doesn’t, and even the cause of some of the symptoms you might be having.

So why am I in Istanbul?

View from the office today

View from the office today

Well apart from enjoying this beautiful city and meeting lots of wonderful people, I’m here because KinesiologyZone has at its core higher purpose now, a drive and a commitment.  Our mission is to share Systematic Kinesiology as a powerful healthcare solution around the world.  Last year I was in India to share Systematic Kinesiology and I met Bedriye there when she attended one of my presentations – she’s the owner of b-fit.  Most of us will do more for others than we’ll do for ourselves.  And she’s on a mission to help empower women in Turkey through fitness, creating centres where support and social go hand in hand, as well as empowerment though fitness. It’s a big mission and for the past 10 years her office has now 20 staff members supporting over 200 fitness centres, and 50,000 customers around Turkey.  She’s making a real difference to woman’s culture here.

I’m here because I too want to help women and families feel empowered when it comes to health and wellness.  Of course we work with men too, and in reality, the majority of our students are women.  Those who are drawn to help themselves and others have such an influence on family and the health of the wider community.  Not everyone gets fit with health in mind. And those who work out regularly can often have low energy, aches and pains, be prone to injuries etc.  And since we live in a time when if we don’t look after our health today, it’ll be more expensive than ever to fix in the future.  So the need is even greater now than ever before.

I’m here to do an overview of the training that we offer, and while holistic therapies are not very common here in Turkey, my hope is that they’ll see how alternative health can be a valid and safe approach to improving their quality of life in a significant and meaningful way.

Everyone benefits and will be happier and more fulfilled.

And if you’re in Ireland, and want to learn Systematic Kinesiology, then check out our last chance training.

If you know that this is what you want to do, get in touch with an email saying “I’m in – send me details about the Westport course”! (or words to that effect).  The course content details are on the website, but if you want to know about Westport, email me by return.

Only 4 places available.

This is ideal for those seeking a new career in holistic health but also want to join with like-minded caring practitioners wanting to make a difference.