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Are you suffering from Electro-magnetic stress?

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Sun, September 11, 2016 11:52:02

It is now a recognised fact that stress is a major factor that affects health. The stress created within our bodies by man-made electromagnetic radiation can contribute considerably to poor health. Due to the insidious nature of these disturbances, it is a factor that can easily be overlooked as a fundamental contributor to illness or as an underlying cause when there is resistance to recovery from illness.

What is EMS? Electro-magnetic stress is caused by electro-magnetic pollution which is basically uncontrolled man-made electro-magnetic radiation (EMR). Our world has changed dramatically over the last 100 years and it has been estimated that the global explosion in communications and wireless technologies has increased the EMR on our planet to over 100 million times the levels that our grandparents would have experienced. In this short period of time our bodies have not been able to adapt. Each individual source of EM pollution is legally required to be below official thermal effect thresholds but collectively and over time these non-thermal emissions add to our total toxic exposure. We are all subject to varying levels of EM stress as we go about our daily lives. Some devices produce EM pollution as a by-product such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, electric blankets and electric cabling. Others such as cordless and mobile phones use pulsed EM emissions as a fundamental property of the way they work. Sources of exposure to EM stress are mobile phones and masts, cordless phone base stations (which emit at powerful levels all of the time not just when a call is being made or received), handsets, wi-fi, wi-max (described as a type of wi-fi on steroids), analogue & digital radio and TV broadcast masts, security systems, electricity distribution – pylons, cables, substations, transformers, electricity meters, electrical appliances & equipment and vehicles such as planes, trains, buses and cars. It is also important to bear in mind that the increased use of concrete & steel materials in the construction of buildings prevents healthy earth energies known as Schuman waves (to which our bodies are naturally attuned) from penetrating the buildings, creating what is known as ‘sick building syndrome’ and this contributes to toxic load.

How can EMS affect people? Everyone is affected by EM pollution to some extent because it is all around us. Some people are more resilient than others, some become so sensitive that it impacts hugely on their daily lives and health. As with geopathic stress, the way and degree to which a person is affected depends on factors such as pre-disposition, individual energetic and bio-chemical make up, the stresses and toxins to which people have been exposed during their lifetime and the way in which those stresses and toxins have been processed, and intensity and duration of EMS exposure. Long term exposure can aggravate any existing health problem. It may cause or intensify many conditions including lack of energy, fatigue, irritability, aggression, hyperactivity, emotional instability, suicidal tendencies, convulsions, depression, sleep disturbance and insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, fibromyalgia, headaches, nosebleeds, blood pressure changes, tremors, memory and concentration problems, numbness or tingling sensations in limbs, skin rashes, sore eyes, blurred vision, neuralgia, hair loss, hearing clicks, humming or high pitched whining noises, sensitivity to light, a general feeling of impending flu that never materialises, nausea and pain. EMS has also been associated with food allergies and multiple chemical sensitivity, autism, leukaemia and other cancers, anaemia, CFS, fertility problems, miscarriages, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What can we do to combat EMS? Firstly, turn off all electrical gadgets at night. Put mobile phones on airport mode at the very least and turn off routers. Do not sleep in the same room as a router. Avoid carrying your phone in your clothing next to your body as much as possible – even conventional medicine is now acknowledging that this is likely to be a contributory factor to the increase in tumours appearing. A wooden, rather than metal bed frame can help if sleep is disturbed.

Crystals and electro-magnetic chips can make a huge difference; German research (they are very ahead of the game) has found that very specific healthy frequencies in the body are put out of balance upon exposure to the various EM sources in our environment – each source affects a specific frequency or range of frequencies. Many of the frequencies that are affected are in the brain, endocrine system, and heart, and also the cell membranes. German bio-resonance machines called a Rayonex Polar can be used to imprint quartz crystals with the specific strengthening frequencies that restore balance to the body. Quartz is used because it has a neutral energy of its own, plus it absorbs and emits frequencies really well. When the imprinted crystals are worn or kept in close vicinity to the body (ie in a pocket or pinned to clothing) they restore balance and strengthen the energy field as can be verified through muscle testing and aura photography.

The harmonising chips work in a slightly different way – they have been imprinted with the same frequencies as the crystals but they also have a magnetic field which adds another layer of protection in that it reduces the micro volts in the body. Unlike the crystals, the chips can either be worn close to the body, or they can be placed on the EMS source – some people tape them to electrical appliances such as switches, flat iron handles, laptops, mobiles etc. The crystals cannot be used in this way because over time they will absorb and emit the negative energies of the EMS sources. As a result they need regular cleansing by running under water. However, the crystals do also protect against geopathic stress, which the chips do not.

Find out more about EMS here:
https://yourhealthnaturally.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/EMS-advice-sheet-for-clients.pdf

and purchase your protective crystals or magnetic chips here:
https://yourhealthnaturally.co.uk/product-category/crystals/



A great start to your day

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Sun, September 11, 2016 11:32:52

Many clients feel reasonably confident in changing their
eating habits and making more healthy choices for their lunch and supper meals.
It’s breakfasts that seem to pose the biggest problems. The vast majority of
people have their largest, healthiest and most nutritious meal at supper-time
which isn’t advisable for several reasons: firstly, if it’s after 7pm then your
body’s digestive system is starting to shut down and go to sleep, so you will
find it very hard to digest; secondly, our food enzymes and digestive juices
are at their lowest by evening, having been used up during the day’s eating, so
food will not be digested so well; finally, after eating, most people will then
go and relax on the couch and not be moving around much so this big meal will sit
in your stomach and your posture will make it very hard to digest. This big
meal of poorly digested food also affects our sleep, as our body struggles to
break it down, our livers go into overdrive to try and cope with the toxins, we
dream crazy dreams!

It’s time to switch it all around! A hearty and healthy
breakfast has so many benefits: you are set up for the day with loads of
slow-releasing energy; this will mean that mid-morning slump and need to snack
will disappear. Your body will not be
starting the day with a sugar high caused by virtually all cereals on the
supermarket shelf (see my blog on ‘Healthy Eating Habits’ for further info) and
then continuing to crash and spike all day. The days of empty carb, high sugar
breakfasts are numbered!

So what will you be eating? Here are some sites with great
ideas for breakfasts:

http://greatest.com/health/healthy-fast-breakfast-recipes

http://bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/healthy-breakfast

http://jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/course/healthy-breakfast-ideas/

https://www.thebodycoach.co.uk/blog/10_banging_breakfast_recipes_thatll_get_you_lean_in_15_53.html

As you can see, there are certain foods here that keep
cropping up. Eggs, avocadoes, fish, oats, nuts, seeds, vegetables, low GI
fruit… The biggest challenge is TIME. Prep the night before and have it ready
in the fridge. Try out recipes for the first time on weekends or days when
you’re not working so that you are confident to then do them on work days when
time is more constricted. MAKE time to prepare and eat a healthy meal in the
morning. I appreciate (got two young kids!) that it’s challenging, but it IS
possible if you decide that fuelling your body in a healthy way is a number 1
priority for you. Enjoy all those wonderful new taste-bud sensations!



Lower intestinal health

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Sun, September 11, 2016 11:29:31

It’s something we all do – and indeed it’s one of your
body’s most miraculous systems, and yet, so many of us are loathe to seek help
for it, let alone discuss it. Let’s break that taboo: let’s talk about poo!

Firstly, a few questions:


Are there days when your bowels don’t open?


When you do go, is it veering towards
constipation? This may mean that it is very slow to pass out, often you may
need to strain, or the faeces comes out like rabbit pellets?


Is there a sense of urgency when you need to
pass motion, and then your bowels are quite loose?


Is going to the toilet accompanied by lots of
gas?


Is the smell horrendous?


Are you left with ‘floaters’?


Do you suffer from piles or haemorrhoids?


Do you never feel like you’ve fully evacuated
your bowels?

If the answer to any of these is yes, then these are signs
that your bowels just aren’t happy. In an ideal world, we should be passing
motion at the very least once a day, ideally twice. They should be firm, formed
‘logs’ that do not float. Whilst there will certainly be a little smell, this
should not be overwhelming and there should be very little gas. There should be
no discomfort and we should feel fully evacuated.

If this isn’t the case, then there are quite a few reasons
for this. Ensuring the following can change bowel movements significantly:


Are you hydrated? The large intestine sucks out
the water from our food in the final stage of digestion and if there is very
little there to begin with then it can result in very hard, compacted stools.


Do you eat plenty of fibre-rich foods? This is
mainly in fresh food – ie fruit, veg and salad. This also aids gut motility and
keeps things moving.


Do you eat sitting down and chew your food
properly? Do you take your time over eating? If your body has no time to chew
and break down the food, then your digestive system will really struggle.


Do you rush when going to the toilet? Are you
straining and forcing? It’s the quickest path to tears and haemorrhoids, so
take your time, read a good book or magazine and relax!


Do you try to avoid overloading on stodgy simple
carbs like breads, cereals, potatoes? These can really bung up your bowels.


Are you aware of any food sensitivities? If you
suspect a food can cause your gut to go into turmoil, then have a kinesiology
session to rule out food sensitivities. Often the offending foods can be
reintroduced after a break from them.


Are your guts infection free? All too often, we
have gut infections (parasites, fungal, bacterial) which completely mess with
our gut flora and make food digestion virtually impossible sometimes.
Kinesiology can test for, and eradicate these offending negative organisms.


Are you sitting properly? We have a ‘kink’ in
our lower bowels which acts as a secondary support to the sphincter to stop any
leakage. With our normal seated positions on the toilet, this remains kinked,
but if you place a stool underneath your feet and lean forward slightly, the
kink straightens out. People notice huge difference in feeling fully evacuated
after sitting in this slightly altered position. Interestingly, the 1.2 billion
people that still squat to go to the toilet (which mirrors the altered position
and straightens the kink) have virtually no incidences of diverticulitis,
Crohn’s disease and haemorrhoids. Coincidence? I don’t think so!

Colonics can be wonderful in flushing out stagnant matter,
reducing toxicity and improving gut motility. If you’re Midlands based then
find out more at: colonicsmarketharborough.co.uk

If you’re interested in finding out more about how your guts
work, then I highly recommend ‘Gut’ by Giulia Enders (ISBN 978-1-922247-96-4).
A fascinating and really funny read.



The dangers of Aspartame and MSG

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Thu, May 12, 2016 15:06:32

Aspartame

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is promoted as being healthier than sugar. The reality however is far more worrying.

Aspartame is made up of aspartic acid and phenylalanine. The latter has been synthetically altered to carry a methyl group, which is responsible for aspartame’s sweet taste. The phenylalanine methyl bond, called methyl ester, allows the methyl group on the phenylalanine to easily break off and form methanol. Methanol is not bonded into anything that can help eliminate it from your body and humans are unable to break it down. Once inside your body, the methanol is converted by alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) enzyme into formaldehyde, which can wreak havoc on your DNA and sensitive proteins.

85 percent of all complaints registered with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are for adverse reactions to aspartame, including five reported deaths. A closer look at the unscientific studies, suspicious approval methods, and its harmful ingredients, reveal the hidden dangers of this artificial sweetener. In reality, aspartame poses a public health threat.

Just a few of the many disorders associated with Aspartame intake include:
– birth defects
– brain cancer
– diabetes
– emotional disorders
– epilepsy / seizures
To find out more about the fascinating story in how this poison has ‘slipped through the net’ and the multiple studies which have shown its toxic effects, check out:
http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/hidden_dangers.htm

Until then, look carefully at packaging! The most common places you will find aspartame are artificial sweeteners, diet drinks, ‘sugar free’ products, sweets, medicines, chewing gum, cereals, yoghurts – even some vitamins!!

MSG

MSG, or monosodium glutamate is an additive put in food. It is neuro-excitatory, which means that it excites your body’s nerves by stimulating them. When you eat MSG, you think the food you’re eating has more protein and tastes better. It does this by tricking your tongue, using a little-known fifth basic taste: umami. MSG is more than just a seasoning like salt and pepper, it actually enhances the flavour of foods, making processed meats and frozen dinners taste fresher and smell better, salad dressings more tasty, and canned foods less tinny.

It is commonly used in canned soups, crackers, meats, salad dressings, stock, frozen dinners and much more. It’s found in your local supermarket and restaurants, in your child’s school cafeteria and, amazingly, even in baby food and infant formula. Manufactures know that many people now know to avoid it, so have hidden with other names, such as spices, flavourings, yeast extract to name but a few. A more extensive list can be found at:
http://lifespa.com/sneaky-names-for-msg-check-your-labels/

So what is the problem? MSG contains glutamate which is a neurotoxin. That’s because MSG overstimulates our nervous system — exciting our nerves and causing an inflammatory response. With time, these repetitive inflammatory responses cause our nerves to start producing more and more nerve cells that are sensitive to this kind of stimulation. The more overly-sensitive nerve cells we have, the stronger our immediate response to MSG will be.

Many people have ill effects after consuming MSG, including:

  • Numbness
  • Burning sensation
  • Tingling
  • Facial pressure or tightness
  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness

However, MSG is also an excitotoxin, which means that over time it can overexcite your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain damage to varying degrees – and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and more.



Healthy eating habits

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Thu, May 12, 2016 14:45:25

Healthy eating habits

The fuel – or lack of it – that we put into our bodies is one
of the biggest factors contributing to our state of health. In society today,
we tend to be in such a rush and have so many demands on our time that we have
slipped into poor eating habits. These can range from eating ‘on the go’ or
bolting down our food; eating ready meals full of salt, sugar and additives;
buying less fresh ingredients etc. If you are reading this, you are aspiring to
lead a healthier and happier life. One of the biggest ways you can make that
happen is to nourish your body properly.

There is an old saying: ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch
like a prince and supper like a pauper’. This makes perfect sense: despite some
diets’ advice, we do need to start our day by fuelling our body
properly. Our digestive systems are at their strongest at the start of the day:
we have replenished our stomach’s enzyme and acid levels, ready to break down a
hearty meal. By 7pm, our digestive system is all but shut down and the body
will really struggle to process what is for most their main meal of the day.
Some people skip breakfast altogether, others grab just a tea or coffee, most
fill up with sugary cereals. If you look on the back of your cereal packets,
you will probably be shocked: most cereals have between 3-4 teaspoons of sugar
per bowl (4 grams of sugar = one teaspoon). Even many cereals touted as the
‘healthy’ option, like granola, are packed with sugar. You have to look
carefully. In addition to this, there is little nutritional value in these
cereals. Whilst companies will state that they contain added vitamins or iron,
most of these are in a form unrecognisable to the body and therefore unable to
be absorbed.

So, you start the day with a significant
sugar spike – a ‘high’ which your body works hard to balance and then results
in an inevitable late morning ‘dip’, meaning our energy levels slump, you feel
tired and lethargic and often irritable! That’s when you turn to a ‘pick me
up’, and then you carry on the day in this fashion – sugar highs and lows, with
our body working incredibly hard at trying to balance out its blood sugars.
It’s not a coincidence that diabetes type 2 has risen 60% in the past ten years

It’s easy to change this. Firstly, if you
choose to continue having cereals, look very carefully at the nutritional value
and sugar levels in it. Add nuts and seeds to it in order to increase the
protein, as this provides a longer lasting energy store. Try rotating healthy
breakfasts: some other ideas include porridge, eggs, salmon or other fish, good
quality meat, avocados, oat cakes, rye toast, yoghurt (plain), fruit (low GL),
smoothies with a mixture of green leaves and low GL fruit – I ‘bulk’ out mine
by getting extra protein from nuts, seeds, almond butter and a scoop of pure pea
protein powder. Be aware that honey has a very high sugar content, as do many
jams; try almond butter or salt and sugar free peanut butter instead.

GL stands for Glycaemic Load. You may have
come across this term before, or heard of GI (Glycaemic Index). GI measures the
rate at which carbohydrates are released from a food into your bloodstream. Low
GI foods are better than high GI, as they release the carbs at a slower rate,
thus avoiding the spikes and dips that were mentioned earlier. However, measuring
foods in terms of GL is even more sophisticated, as this includes GI, but also
takes into account how much of the
food is carbohydrate. Patrick Holford pioneered this and you can find out more,
along with lists of what has high and low GL on: https://www.patrickholford.com/topic/low-gl. There is also a
great resource which allows you to type in meal ideas and find out their GL
load: http://gl.patrickholford.com

There are some basic rules to follow:


Do not start your day with tea or coffee. They are an assault
on both your stomach and your adrenals. Have a glass of warm water (with lemon
if you wish) first and if you have to have this stimulant then have it with
food.


Try to eat organic. Some crops can be sprayed with
insecticides and herbicides up to thirty times before they reach your plate.


Increase your intake of whole grains, varying what you eat;
try to replace wheat with brown rice, quinoa, oats, barley, buckwheat etc. Any
bread or pasta needs to be brown.


Have 3-4 servings of pulses and beans per week.


Increase your fruit, salad and veg intake past the 5 a day,
to 8-10 a day.


Do not assume that all fat is bad; essential fatty acids are
just that – essential for our bodies
and brains. Nuts, seeds, avocados, eggs, good quality cheese are examples.


Increase your intake of oily fish (wild salmon, sardines,
herrings, pilchards etc)


Avoid refined, processed foods.


Avoid MSG (an artificial flavouring) and Aspartame (an
artificial sweetener). Check out my blog to find out why.


Limit red meat intake to 1-2- servings a week; white meat and
fish are much healthier.


Limit your sugar and salt intake. Foods advertised as ‘low
fat’ are nearly always pumped full of sugar in order to replace the flavour.


Replace sugar with Xylitol, which is plant sourced and one of
the few sweeteners that is neither carcinogenic or neuro-excitatory and doesn’t
feeds pathogenic gut flora.

Healthy snacks include: low GL fruit, nuts,
seeds, oatcakes, rye toast or vegetable sticks with hummus, mashed avocado or
cottage cheese. Avoid dried fruit, as the sugar content can be outrageously
high: a single date has the equivalent to an entire punnet of strawberries!



Sizzling Minerals

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Thu, May 12, 2016 14:42:37

Clients often ask me whether there is a product that I can recommend for them to continue taking after their treatments have successfully finished, or that I would recommend to their family or friends. I don’t generally have an answer for this, as everyone’s bodies are so biochemically unique. However, we are all – despite our best efforts – mineral depleted.

This is due to the fact that our diets sadly can no longer provide the level of minerals we need, no matter how healthily we eat: soil in the UK and Europe is 72% depleted due to poor farming methods and in the US it has been estimated that you would need to eat a massive 27,575 calories per day to get our required intake! Minerals are crucial to our health; our immunity, bone health, enzyme function, pH balance, cellular health, ability to absorb vitamins – to name but a few – are all dependant on sufficient mineral levels.

The 75 essential minerals which make up Sizzling Minerals are all derived from 70 million year old prehistoric organic plant vegetate; the fact that their source is not metallic is worth noting: approximately only 10-20% of metallic (and even chelated) mineral supplements are able to be absorbed by the body due to their molecular structure. The molecular structure of vegetate minerals is tiny in comparison – 7,000 times smaller than a blood cell and therefore much easier to absorb.

You can sign up using this link https://www.simplynaturals.com/116456 then choosing from four delicious flavours (natural, orange, cherry berry or lemon/lime). It benefits you to ensure that the ‘monthly autoship‘ is ticked, as you save £5 per month by buying in this way, which means they cost just 80p per day. It also means that the minerals will be sent to your home automatically every month – shipping is free and you have one less thing to have to remember! You are not tied in for a specific period and the autoship option can be cancelled easily at any time by logging into your account or ringing customer services – no cancellation charges are incurred. Although many people notice significant benefits to their health within weeks or even days, everyone’s experience is different and it is recommended that you try them for a period of at least three months.

Rest assured that you are ordering a 100% natural, plant-based product that is free from artificial colourings and preservatives, sugar and fat. Now you can sit back and watch your health improve as your body receives some of the vital toolsit needs to heal itself! If you would like to find out more about the product, you can watch a video presentation here: www.thehealthvideo.com



food sensitivities and allergies

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Fri, February 05, 2016 16:18:18

If you suspect that you are intolerant to certain foods, then muscle testing is an excellent way to find out immediately, rather than having to wait for test results (which can be inconclusive) or trying to omit them from your diet one by one for weeks on end. There will be no doubt left in your mind when you feel an effortlessly strong muscle undeniably weakened as soon as the ‘offending’ substance is placed on your body.

Some people are wary about discovering what their bodies can and can’t handle, as they don’t want to consider having to alter their diet. The good news is, that whilst you will need to cut out the offending foods / substances for some time, if the gut is also healed, then most of the time they can be reintroduced (within reason) after time.

So why is healing the gut such an important part of ridding yourself of food sensitivity / allergy issues? For most people with these issues, their gut lining has lost its integrity – also known as ‘leaky gut’. Many things can cause this: medication, sugary / starchy diet, stress, poor chewing, lack of stomach acid and digestive enzymes to break down the food in the stomach, continuing to eat foods that are currently damaging the gut. So, as a result of this, the gut lining becomes more permeable, and these enlarged spaces can easily absorb larger than normal protein molecules, which go directly into your bloodstream, and that is not where they should be. Your immune system immediately sees them as foreign invaders and creates antibodies, which can potentially cause reactions when you consume those foods again. This is the typical allergy or sensitivity response.

However, it is not just food sensitivity symptoms that can be a symptom of impaired gut permeability. Increasing studies are finding that the following conditions are closely linked:• Inflammatory conditions• IBS• IBD• Celiac disease• Skin conditions including: acne, eczema, urticaria (hives), psoriasis• Food allergies & intolerances• Arthritis, joint pain• Autism• Multiple food/chemical sensitivities• Memory problems• Migraines• Chronic fatigue• Feeling toxic

Most people will need their guts cleared of invasive organisms (whose roots also perforate the gut wall lining), need a powerful probiotic and need soothing, gut rebuilding nutrition to return the gut lining to its full integrity.



Back ache and dehydration

Louise Kinesiology Posted on Fri, February 05, 2016 09:37:07

Mid to lower back ache can often be linked to the psoas muscle being impaired. The psoas is one of the major back muscles linking to core body stability.

Image result for image of psoas muscle
In terms of kinesiology, the psoas muscle is linked to the kidney meridian. One of the major factors which weakens the kidneys (and therefore the psoas) is dehydration. The average person needs to drink between 1.5 to 2 litres per day and most people drink nowhere near this. Incidentally, tea and coffee do not count as part of this water intake – in fact they actually have the opposite effect of dehydrating the body! Filtered or bottled water is the best.

Considering the body is composed of approximately 65-70% water, it’s unsurprising that it’s not just back ache that is a side effect of insufficient water consumption. Increasing your water intake can improve your skin and hair condition, help weight loss, prevent headaches and cramps, flush out toxins, help passing motion and increase your energy levels and immunity. What are you waiting for?!



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