Supplements? I’m getting everything I need from my diet…

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No one can deny that what we put into our body matters and most people are in agreement that what we eat affects our health. Our body is designed to heal itself but if we have nutritional voids in our diet, our bodies are unable to repair themselves and stay healthy. Addressing nutritional deficiencies affects our whole well-being – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

In the modern society, it has become difficult to get the right nutrients completely from food due to a combination of various factors including busy life and modern diet that includes a lot of processed food.

The right balance of nutrients in our food can help us enjoy life more and get sick less. Toxins and environmental pollutions have contributed in the depletion of our soil and it cannot produce the right amount of mineral and vitamins that our bodies need to stay strong.

The body needs vitamin and minerals, omega fatty acids and of course water is essential to avoid dehydration too. But, have you considered that each person’s body has a different need in terms of nutrition too?

I see clients that have experienced improved concentration, less mood swings and more happiness simply by reducing sugar from their diet. There are clients who were told by their doctors that they suffered with IBS turned up that what they needed was detoxing either form parasites or metal toxicity.

Personal stories, where you live, the type of life you lead has an impact on our system and it should be addressed individually.

Take, Amy, for example. Amy is a young student that for years has been suffering from IBS, at least that were the symptoms and her GP substantiated the diagnosis. She was about to go to university in a different town and was scared. She didn’t know what to do as nothing seemed to improve this “IBS” and so she sought alternative help. Her IBS symptoms went by cleansing the parasites and increasing her Vitamin C level.

I always emphasise to my clients the importance of well-sourced quality supplements as well as good balanced diet.

There are so many supplements you can buy over the counter in the supermarket or in high street chains and pharmacies, but all to often what you pay for is what you get. The cheaper vitamins and supplements have very little of the goodness in them and are full of binders, powders and fillers.

Good quality supplements can be a big cost on a family’s budget and it can feel like an unnecessary expense. But remember, just because we cannot quantify the savings in future and potential health costs, it doesn’t mean it isn’t important and a good investment in yourself and well-being.

Our bodies require a variety of other nutritional elements to remain in balance. Nutrition is just one of the elements that affects the balance in our bodies and energies.

Kinesiology can identify deficiencies and imbalances in the body including nutritional deficiencies. When addressed, balance can be restored and you are able to live a healthier and happier life.

If you would like to find out more about how I can help you, please get in touch.

 

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) – the importance to have it balanced

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. It is capable of a greater range of movement than any other joint. The motor cortex controls every movement we make, the TMJ occupies 50% of the motor cortex, i.e. 50% for the brain’s messages filter through this area. TMJ imbalances directly affect cranial, neck function, and have a significant impact on how you hold the rest of your body.

If this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common condition that many people report experiencing, but may not realize it. It can manifest as difficulty chewing, clicking jaw, headaches and migraines, grinding teeth, hip pain neck pain and almost anything of structural nature.

A variety of factors can create jaw pain and TMJ issues; some causes include muscular imbalances in the head and neck, malocclusion (irregular contact of the upper and lower teeth), grinding or clenching the teeth.

Trauma to the body such as whiplash, concussion, falls, or sports injuries often have restrictions in the craniosacral mechanism. If a person has had dental work which requires holding the mouth open for extended period of time, the pterygoids (jaw opening muscles) may have gone into spasm.

Emotional and/or stress, as well as nutritional factors may be involved in an imbalanced TMJ.

When an imbalance of TMJ function is found, Kinesiology offers techniques that correct the balancing the jaw’s muscular activity. Treatment includes the temporalis, buccinators, masseter and pterygoid muscles. These muscles work together to encourage smooth jaw operation, whether it is for yawning, chewing, or conversation.

Evaluating the TMJ is part of my protocol in most of the cases; particularly if the person has seen a dentist recently and had the mouth open for an extensive period of time. Balancing a TMJ during a session has amazing and beneficial impact on the body and the client normally notice the benefit almost immediately.

Empowerment

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What is empowerment? Empowerment is loving ourselves for what we are, amazing human beings living in an incredible world through very difficult times. Empowerment is taking responsibility for our life, the choices we make, our happiness and above all our health.

To my personal expense, I discovered that health does not carry a price tag. I remember, what it seems a very long time ago, feeling tired all the time and my quality of life suffered quite badly. At the time I did not know much better, it did not even cross my mind to question the fact that at 35 I was constantly exhausted, it was part of life.

We are all so used to seek medical or alternative help when we are already not well. All this could be almost avoided if we took some preventative steps. Being healthy does not only involve having a good diet and regular exercises; it involves taking care of your soul as much as your body.

Being responsible for our well-being is not only something we owe to ourselves, we owe it also to the people we love and care of us. Sometimes, I still need to remind myself what if I fall ill again? How would this affect the life of my husband, my family and the friends who do care for me?.

Taking responsibilities for our lives may be daunting and at times not easy; however the reward of feeling in charge of your life cannot be monetary measured.

I feel honoured I was introduced to Kinesiology. It helped me transforming my body and while my body was getting stronger, I was able to face some of the emotional baggage I had been carrying for a long time.

In order to live life in full it is important we are in balance; body – mind – soul. Body and mind are not separated, if your mind and heart are hurt, then that hurt will show in your body.

 

One year on

                                                                       

It all started a weekend back in 2015 when I decided to continue with my studies of Kinesiology.

I have always loved studying so it did not come as a surprise to those who have known me long enough. However, it was a surprise when the following Christmas I anticipated to friends that I had made the decision to leave the City to embark on the journey of running my own practise as a Kinesiologist. On March 31st,  2016, I walked out the office and left behind 15 years of City Corporate world.

I do not remember how I felt that evening, though I remember well the birds singing in the park the day I resigned 5 weeks before.

I had always been a planner, good organiser and someone who needed security and stability. I had no idea of was expecting me; I simply followed my dreams and my heart.

A year on, I am still living the dream. Waking up and not having to rush to the train station but instead go to a meeting or to a client has a total different taste. It is about you, your practise, your own personal empowerment and life.

Has it been easy? In fairness, no! and at times it is still very daunting.

One day you have a salary and the next one you are your own boss; I never sat down thinking what this would really mean. It means that you have to totally reinvent yourself and getting creative, your own professional knowledges are not sufficient to run a business. You have to learn how to manage your time, the first few months I found myself procrastinating and allocating the wrong amount of time to various activities, which put me in the situation of over-running in everything.

I had never done budgeting (except for personal finances), marketing and networking; all activities very much necessary to run a proper business. At a point, I was so confused that I did not even have the clarity to whom and what type of help I could ask.

To make things even worse, I lost in very traumatic circumstances, the person who gave me a second choice in life; my foster mother Sofia. The truth is that I reached a point where I had to close most doors, contacts and social relationships in order to preserve the little energies left and try to move on in life. Slowly, with patience and self-love I moved on and despite the wound still very much open, I managed to come up for air again.

However, my deepest thanks go to the friends who were there with their love and support and to my amazing Athena’s fellow members. This amazing group of women in business, all with  different type of businesses, personal stories and expertises,  have given me so much strength and support and allowing me to take control of the my practise once more; I will never be able to say thank you enough or express how important their support has been.

A year on and the road is still tortuous, security is not achieved yet, there is still so much to learn and experience. However, I am still living the dream and despite the ups and downs and the difficulties I would do everything again. Sometimes, a bit of craziness is what we in need life!!

 

 

Could it be mercury?

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From the start of my journey in Kinesiology back in 2010, I have seen my body, energies, mental strength and attitude going through major transformations. One of the major breakthrough was when, having a Kinesiology balance, my body showed the presence of heavy metal toxicity in the form of mercury.

I should perhaps have guessed something was unbalanced because for years, eating tuna and tomatoes at the same time always left an after taste of metal in my mouth, which in the end put me off tomatoes almost completely.

I also found concentrating and retaining information a constant struggle. Although my memory improved a lot by using various techniques, I sensed there was something not right but again failed to make a connection.

During one of my personal balances, I mentioned to my Kinesiologist that unpleasant aftertaste without realising what was about to come; the level of mercury in my body seemed to be too high.

Heavy metals are purposely added to products, for example, aluminum is added in antiperspirant deodorants. The main sources of mercury are to be found in vaccinations, dental filling, some seafood and polluted water. They are present in small amounts but, over time, can accumulate to excessive amounts and contribute to physical and mental symptoms. Symptoms can vary from pain in muscle and joints, brain fog, inability to concentrate and distraction, it can also lead to infertility.

I was given the appropriate detox supplements and noticed minor improvements since the start of the program as at the time, I was preparing for an exam and as usual was struggling in concentrating and information retention. Luckily, in 4 weeks I was mercury free and concentration and info retention had improved 10 folds.

Being able, after years, to enjoy food again and to study without getting frustrated so easily was a major step forward and I now have included in my protocol, with most clients, a toxicity test.

However, even though I managed to reduce mercury toxicity in such short period, this is not always the case. Sometimes it may take longer, depending on various factors for examples how long the problems has been there and even lifestyle.