As more and more people are finding certain foods may be linked to their symptoms (e.g. gluten, dairy, refined sugar), there is a growing demand for advice and support about dietary changes and nutritional requirements to help specific health conditions, food sensitivities and intolerances.
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 gentle Kinesiology techniques enable me to test adults and children for both nutritional deficiencies, and food senstivities/intolerances.
Can my diet affect my symptoms?
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 eliminate 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.
Can you test for food sensitivities and intolerances?
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 gently 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.
How do you test for food sensitivities?
I use Kinesiology muscle testing to identify food sensitivities. You will be asked to lay down on a therapy couch, and hold your arm in a certain position whilst I apply gentle pressure. This technique provides me with feedback direct from your body which helps me to identify which foods are affecting your health.
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 as young as Age 5 can often hold their arm in the position 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.
What is Kinesiology?
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.
I combine Kinesiology Food Intolerance Testing & Nutritional advice within all my Homeopathy Appointments as I find this is the most powerful way to both identify and heal your digestive system as swiftly as possible with Homeopathic medicine, food testing and nutritional support.