3 Ways to Achieve Better Health

When the physical, bio-chemical and emotional sides of your life are working in harmony, balance is achieved. Kinesiology uses this “Triangle of Health” to provide equilibrium and complete bodily health.

Kinesiolgists use muscle testing to detect and correct imbalances related to stress, nutrition, learning problems, injuries and energy.  By looking at the whole person and the way they function and interact with their environment – rather than focusing on symptoms or named diseases – Kinesiologists can determine how your health and well-being is affected by imbalance and make necessary corrections.

Let’s look at how imbalance can affect your health. Read More…

Kefir breakfast

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I love the probiotic goodness of kefir, so I consume it regularly.  I also prefer variety in my diet so I have created a couple of recipes to use kefir in a variety of ways.  This simple recipe is just as good whether you use kefir made from coconut milk or cow milk.  I include dried fruit in my recipe to assist with energy for my exercise schedule, plus I personally enjoy the sweet flavour burst from the sultanas.  If you’re concerned about your sugar intake, leave out the dried fruit, it still tastes great! Read More…

Coconut kefir pudding

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How’s this for an easy, yummy, healthy, kid friendly dessert!  It has all the probiotic goodness of coconut kefir plus the tropical sweetness of banana and mango.  Flaxseed meal gives it a lovely thick pudding texture, as well as being a source of fibre and Omega 3s. Read More…

Magnesium

magnesiumSo there you are peacefully asleep, happily in the land of dreams, when…. Whammo!!!! You’re viciously woken by extreme pain in your calf and your foot is pointed in a position that would be the envy of a ballerina.  You silently scream and try not to thrash about too much so you don’t wake your partner. You sit up a knead away at your calf and then stand and try limping around to get the calf to release the cramp….

I know many of you will be familiar with the scenario above and will already be taking a magnesium supplement to try to reduce the frequency and severity of muscle cramps. But do you know how magnesium works to alleviate cramping?  And, did you know there are many other benefits of ensuring you have adequate levels of magnesium in your system?

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Balancing our energy is like balancing our finances

spend-saveWhen it comes to our finances, ideally we want the flow of money to be higher income than expenditure.  If the flow is in the right balance we have “left overs” that we can bank and keep in reserve for harder times.  If the hard times go on for a long time we use up all our reserves and start going into debt. The further into debt we slide the harder it is to come out of.  We know that once our finances are back into the right balance we know that it will take time to firstly get out of debt and then to build up reserves again.
In our youth our bodies are quite good at producing more energy than is expended, and we can easily build up reserves.  When we hit a period of extra demand on our energy, we have the reserves there to handle the extra drain. For example when we’re young we can pull a series of all-nighters for work or uni and survive quite well afterwards.  Unfortunately, this can lull us into a false sense of security, we mistakenly think that because we managed so well in the past, we can continue to use up our energy without acknowledging it needs to be replenished at some stage.
As we age, our body becomes less efficient at energy production and our ability to produce more energy than we use is diminished.  If we are moderately healthy, we may be producing enough energy to sustain our normal day to day energy expenditure but not enough to build up reserves.  Many of us have health issues that mean our ability to produce energy is so diminished that we are not even producing enough to sustain our “normal” activity.  If we continue to drain our energy faster than it’s replaced, we will start heading into energy “debt”.  And, the longer we continue this pattern, the further into debt we slide.

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Candida

sick-dogDo you find that as the heat and humidity increases, your allergies, sensitivities and intolerances increase as well?  Do you have cold or flu like symptoms that you can’t seem to shake off?  Are you constantly tired?  Do you suffer from digestive problems like gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation?

These symptoms and many others may be an indication of a candida overgrowth.

What is Candida?

Candida albicans is a yeast that is naturally found in the gastrointestinal tract, on the skin and in the genitourinary tract. It is one of the millions of friendly organisms that live and serve useful purposes in the body.  Candida plays an important role in helping to recognize and destroy harmful bacteria. Read More…

Water

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Did you know water makes up more than 60% of your body?

Staying well hydrated is important for wellbeing and for the proper functioning of your body especially brain function and lymphatic function (lymphatic function is important for nourishment of cells and removal of waste).

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Why do we feel hotter in humidity?

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We all know that 32 degrees in Darwin feels a lot hotter than 32 degrees in dryer areas. Have you ever wondered why?
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Why am I always tired

Do you wake in the morning feeling tired and unrefreshed? Do you drag yourself through the day feeling 10 years older than you really are?  Do you feel like you have lost your motivation and spark for life?  Do you feel physically, emotionally and mentallly unable to give your best to work, family, sport, etc?  Through muscle testing, kinesiology can help find and clear the underlying cause of your problem.  Read More…