16 Mar Nutrition and Kinesiology
WHAT’S GOOD AND WHAT’S NOT?
THIS IS THE QUESTION.
What is a good diet?
A good diet is achieved when you eat whole food that makes you feel healthy, in mind and body. Every individual has a different metabolic make up so everyone will tolerate foods differently.
There is no “one size fits all”.
Fad diets may work in the short term, but weight is quickly put back on and often more than was lost.
A GOOD DIET MEANS EATING FOOD THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.
- This means wherever possible don’t eat processed food.
- What is processed food? Anything that comes out of a jar, carton or is not in its original form e.g. processed meats.
- Especially any carbonated “soft drinks” or energy drinks, these contain huge amounts of sugar.
Many clients state that they didn’t realize how ordinary they felt before they cleaned up their diet and how much more energy and clarity they had after.
Some of the general conditions that come from a poor diet;
- Brain fog
- Putting on weight
- Stress – enhances stress
- Poor sleep
- Reduced exercise
- Feeling sluggish
- Lack of focus and brain activity
- Feeling antisocial
- Inability to cope with family and relationships
- Hay fever and allergies
Poor eating or overeating, affects your bodies blood glucose levels. When there is too little or too much blood glucose (blood sugar), the body needs to respond quickly and requires the function of specific organs and hormones to adjust. The body can cope with this once in a while, but when poor quality food is eaten a lot, the systems break down and we become unwell, often seriously unwell.
Kinesiology can help the body to regulate blood glucose levels, decreasing cravings.
For our convenience, and manufacturers profits, food is produced in bulk and has preservatives and fillers added to it to make it last longer and go further, significantly decreasing the nutritional content of the food.
We have access to food all the time and so very often we don’t ever feel hungry. This means that the body does not burn excess energy that has been stored and so we gain weight.
Research is now showing that eating whole, natural food is better for both our physical and mental health, which is something nutritionists and natural health therapists have been saying for decades.
The importance of the microbiome in the gut is now recognised as playing a significant role in all areas of health, in particular the immune system. The microbiome are the microorganisms that regulate the breaking down of food to release the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It also protects us by keeping a balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut, which is required for optimum health.
Kinesiology helps support the immune and digestive system and the body’s function in breaking down and utilising nutrients.
Kinesiology will assist you, physically and emotionally, aiding the digestive system to maintain homeostasis and to support and promote your health.
Using Kinesiology you can look at the ‘big picture’ to discover where you are creating stress in your life and how it is effecting your body.
Who doesn’t want to feel more energetic; wake up feeling refreshed ready to face the day with enthusiasm? YES!
If you would like to know more about kinesiology and how it can assist in any of these areas, please give us a call so we can chat further.