"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food". (Hippocrates).
I am passionate about healthy eating and how different nutrients within our food can affect our health, both positively and negatively. I am qualified to foundation level in both Nutritional Therapy and Kinesiology.
These two systems of health care have enhanced my knowledge of how the food we eat affects our body, and Kinesiology techniques enable me to test adults and children for both nutritional deficiencies, and food senstivities/intolerances.
Yes. We've all heard how a balanced diet is so important for us - but it really is crucial to ensure all bodily functions are performing at their best, thereby ensuring our body stays healthy and symptom-free.
Scientists have shown that the effect of food on genetic expression and cell function is a major cause of chronic disease today. The food we eat can either cause positive responses in our body - such as 'reservatrol' (the phytonutrient in red grapes) that can help with symptoms of ageing, or negative responses such as 'refined sugar' which binds to the cell and triggers the release of irritating chemicals that cause swelling and automimmune conditions.
There are many types of food which perform a different job within our body. 'Soluble fibre' is known to help our body to elminiate toxins, excess hormones, and cholesterol and help beneficial bacteria in the gut to grow, strengthening our immune system and reducing our risk of infection.
Fruits and vegetables rich in 'antioxidants' can neutralise free radicals and keep our liver strong so it can effectively remove toxins.
Yes, I am qualified by TASK (The Association of Systematic Kinesiology) to practice Systematic Kinesiology which includes the ability to identify foods which your body is sensitive/intolerant to. This involves testing the strength of muscles to identify which food substances strengthen our body, and which weaken it.
I am passionate about food sensitivities, and have witnessed first hand within my own family how certain foods - even healthy foods - may negatively affect the body's functions and overall health. Identifying which nutrients you may be deficient in, or which foods you or your children may be sensitive to can be a light-bulb moment!
With the growing number of children also affected by digestive symptoms, I am very aware of how these symptoms can affect their confidence, growth, school life, and overall health. To book an appointment, please Contact me.
All consultations begin with Homeopathy, however, if nutritional advice or food sensitivity testing may be relevant to your health, I will incorporate this into your consultations (assuming you are happy to be tested of course!).
I use Kinesiology muscle testing to identify nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities. You will be asked to lay down on a therapy couch, and hold your arms and legs in a series of positions (one at a time), and hold the limb steady whilst I apply gentle pressure. This technique provides me with feedback direct from your body which helps me to assess where weaknesses are. I will then identify which nutrition strengthens the weak areas, and which foods weaken it.
I may also make corrections using Kinesiology techniques including rubbing of lymphatic stimulus points, holding neuro-vascular points and acupressure points and working with meridian energy flow.
Testing on Children: Children Age 8 and older are usually able to hold their arms & legs in the positions required for me to test them directly, in the same way as I do for adults. For younger children and babies, the parents can perform the muscle test for them instead, so they only need to hold their parents hand during the test.
Systematic Kinesiology is a system of natural health care which uses muscle testing techniques to monitor the flow of energy throughout the meridians of the body. This method works on a bio-feedback system, and helps indicate to the practitioner the areas of imbalance within the body, and the factors which may be disrupting the natural flow of energy which are essential for good health.
Corrections are then made with rubbing lymphatic stimulus points, holding neuro-vascular points and acupressure points, working with meridian energy flow, identifying nutritional supplements and suggested lifestyle changes.
By restoring the flow of energy channels around the body, Kinesiology stimulates the body's natural healing and helps restore health.
NOW AVAILABLE! Consultations with Nutritional Advice & Food Sensitivity Testing.