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Onions properties – Nutrition and Cranio-Sacral Therapy news

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·         Onions have also the short-chain fructooligosaccharides, which is a fibre which is digested by the friendly bacteria in the colon (probiotics). Probiotics in turns ferment the short-chain frutooligosaccharides into short chain fatty acid  (acetate, propionate and butyrate, lactate and gas),  which in turn are food for the colon cells which repair the intestinal tract. The probiotics serves as a defender for the other harmful bacteria and eating onions, asparagus, chicory, Jerusalem artichokes and normal artichokes would promote their health. It has been shown that short-chain fructooligosaccharides also increases the absorption of magnesium.
·         Because onions are high in flavonoids, especially quercetin, they are good anti-inflammatory foods. Fermented onions have been shown to increase their quercetin amount. Quercetin is a very good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory as it has been shown to stop the inflammatory cascade prostaglandins (Pg1). Also quercetin is a fat soluble and water soluble antioxidant which protect the nerve cells as well. Quercetin is found in high quantity in apples. Antioxidants might still not be destroyed a lot  if cooked at a temperature of 50 degree C but the storage will reduce the antioxidants content. The longer you store it cooked and cut the less antioxidant the onions will have.
·         Onions contains is high in thiosulfinates, a volatile sulfur compounds which gives the pungent flavor of onions and garlic. This compound has been shown to prevent a number of diseases such as high cholesterol, heart diseases, obesity, diabetes type 2 and gastrointestinal problems. Although for some people can actually lead to gastrointestinal problems if intolerant to the compound and as I mentioned above is hazardous for dogs and cats.
·         Onions are also high in the mineral nickel, a mineral that is found everywhere. If you are sensitive or allergic to it then avoids onions and garlic and mushrooms in high quantity.
·         Other compounds such as glycosylate (phenolic and steroidal origins) have shown medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcerogenic activity but only if consumed raw.
Funny enough while I was researching the onions properties I got ill with a big inflamed throat and an upper respiratory infection. I knew it was a bad one as my throat suddenly went into fire for two days. I treated myself with cranio-sacral literally all night felt a bit better to work for a little bit and then that was it for 3 days I was out. Treating myself continuously, taking wild oregano, salt throat wash, vitamin C lysine and colloidal silver spray. Ate very warm foods when I could feel hungry. Drank water etc.
Then I thought what a better time to try the onion theory. So I did for two days I put an onion under my bed or near my head.  I was hoping that it would help, maybe the bacteria and virus could quantum leap into the onion and that would be it. I thought about quantum leap after seeing Brian Cox (and I am sure many did) talking about quantum leap and things moving all the time from one place to another by our atoms moving all the time and shifting all the time. So I thought maybe that is how the bacteria/virus would travel. But with a bit of disappointment, my onions was normal a bit less antioxidant in it but still more or less the same. Nothing unusual on it and I was still pretty ill. So kept taking my supplements and treating myself, had some colleagues treating me with cranio-sacral and did an Epson floating session.  All helped so that I did not have to take any antibiotics but definitely not the onions under my bed I am afraid to say. I think maybe for who every tried it there was something in the air that was making their lung weak and therefore by the onion attracted whatever was in the air might have helped their lungs to clear. I cannot say for sure, but I did try…. I still ate the onion in the soup I could not eat it raw as I did not feel eating them, but used a lot of garlic also in my food. In all onions is still very therapeutic  for now by eating it or for the painting to it gets rid of the odors… but the house does stink on onions though (I tried that too when I was painting).

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Cranio-Sacral Therapy a magic therapy – Nutrition and Cranio-Sacral Therapy news

son_picI have always been fascinated by cranio-sacral therapy since I took my son to have his treatments at 1 year  old as he kept having a lot of colds, coughs and not cope well with them. They worked on his traumatic birth and after few months that was it, even if he gets a cold and a cough he mainly does not need antibiotics. One because I was so impressed by the therapy that I decided to learn it and therefore I treat him when he needs it. And as his system is so used to the therapy he respond so quickly to it. It is like the NAET treatments for reactions to food and environmental compounds, we cannot prove how it works scientifically but it works and it is amazing. My son used to suck his thumb till 6 years old and unfortunately that got his upper teeth a bit out of place with his lower teeth and the dentist recommended to see the orthodontist. Now my son, now 10, does not want to wear braces. So we agreed for me to work on his teeth and mouth with the cranio-sacral therapy and see how much we can help the situation. I treated him last night and this morning he said, mum it is magical, the front teeth were not even next to each other last night and this morning they are, I can feel them!!! and I can see that he is telling the truth. I have treated adults with the same problem and their orthodontics said the same. So I know the therapy works and especially for Temporal Mandibular Joint pain it is a magical therapy…. So yes the therapy together with nutrition and NAET works amazingly well to reset the physical and emotional balance…

Hayfever – Nutrition and Cranio-Sacral Therapy news

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Hayfever season is over but think now of how to feel better for next season.

The season for the hay fever is over but would that be great if next year you can enjoy the time in the park without the ill effect of sneezing all the time?

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Spring is a beautiful season where the flowers come out and the new birds come in and there is a lot of pollen around and for most people it does not matter that is part of the spring and nature but for others is a different story. For some people it is a nightmare and just waking up in the morning will cause them to have an attack with watery and itchy eyes and sneezing and feeling foggy all day and with low energy. Hay fever is, like any other allergies, an exaggerating response to the pollen or grass from the outside environment. In my clinic I have dealt with hay fever and the exaggerating reaction with NAET method with very good results. People that I have had NAET two years ago are still enjoying the park unless there is a type of pollen or allergen that we did not treat. Still the reaction is much less than before. Please read more about NAET on my website, so that you can think if you would like to try the therapies. I also use Cranio-Sacral therapy with nutritional advice to complete the entire body and mind rebalance.

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – R-Cranio-Sacral Therapist – NAET Practitioner

 

Nutritional Therapy and Cranio-Sacral Therapy combined

It has long been known that a nutritionally balanced diet improves a person’s mental and physical health and provides a general sense of well-being. However, an imbalanced diet or one that contains foods to which an individual is allergic or intolerant to may lead to adverse health conditions such as digestive disorders, low energy or mood swings.

 

Each person is different…

While there are general guidelines to a good, balanced diet and people should consume a wide variety of foods, a person’s unique biochemical make up may mean that he or she should eat certain foods and avoid others.

Nutritional Therapy (NT) looks at the individual’s diet and lifestyle in order to identify and correct biochemical imbalances that may lead to body dysfunction. NT works to locate the root of the problem and help the body heal itself.

A NT consultation enables the practitioner to make an in-depth analysis of an individual’s diet and discover the aspects that could be causing health problems.

Studies and research have shown that minerals, diet and vitamins can have a positive effect on certain conditions such as:

 

Migraines and headaches (see reference tab)

Sinus problems

Food intolerances

Skin problems

Female hormonal and menstrual imbalances (see reference tab)

Arthritis (improving life quality)

Weight problems

Lack of energy

Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea

Frequent colds and infections

Premenstrual syndrome

Candida

Irritable Bowel syndrome

Preconception care – Pregnancy and post-natal nutrition 

 

For all the conditons above a medical check up should have been done for the diagnoses of each condition.

The Nutritional therapist looks at the optimum nutrition which encompasses individual prescriptions for diet and lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and to promote optimal gene expression through all life stages. Recommendations may include guidance on natural detoxification, procedures to promote colon health, methods to support digestion and absorption, the avoidance of toxins or allergens and the appropriate use of supplementary nutrients, including phytonutrients. Nutritional therapists advise on each person’s unique dietary and nutritional needs for metabolic and hormonal homeostasis, using a variety of biochemical and functional tests to inform recommended protocols and programmes.

Amelia shares how her hayfever improved with treatment

May 2015

Cat Allergy

Amelia is not free of the cat allergy and sneezing when she goes near the specific cats that we treated! and she cannot believe it herself!

“I started getting hay fever the summer after my daughter was born, 8 ½ yeas ago. Prior to that I had just been allergic to cats since I was a teenager but had managed just to avoid them.

My hay fever started quite early in the season and would go on through the summer and on certain bad days I would get so itchy and sneezy and irritated that I would have to go and lie down. It was frustrating that at the nicest time of year, being outside in the garden/park etc. made me feel ill. I tried using conventional hay fever drugs – clarityn and flixonase which helped a bit but I was still getting symptoms and didn’t like taking these drugs all the time.

So when Maria told me that she could treat hay fever in the long term, I was very interested. I didn’t know anything about the NEAT system. Maria explained that she would test and treat, not only my allergies to pollen but also intolerances to all different kinds of food and environmental factors. She explained that intolerances to other things, even if we are not aware of them can increase the body’s allergic reaction to pollen.  [read more…]

Sharon shares her story for hormonal balance and sensitivities to many foods

“For years I was taking synthetic drugs for my under active thyroid and low progesterone levels but before I left Australia I made the decision to wean myself off the drugs and go natural or find a good NAET practitioner to treat my condition which included food and chemical sensitives as I had undergone some treatments in Australia which I found very effective. I arrived in London feeling very disheartened as my hormones were all over the place and I was experiencing the worst PMT. I have been seeing Maria since July and I am really impressed and extremely happy with how much my body has balanced out hormonally and the treatments I have undergone for my food sensitivity have also cleared up. I was so surprised to the food groups my body was not tolerating but it’s wonderful to be able to eat certain foods and not react any more. I highly recommend Maria – she is extremely thorough in her work, very knowledgeable and personable. It’s amazing the progress and results I have experienced Maria.”  Sharon

Emma’s story

“I first went to see Maria 3 months ago as I was struggling with many health problems, including trying to overcome many years of bulimia, binge eating and sugar addiction. I was sick of doing fad diets and I needed help! Maria designed an eating plan for me and tested me for allergies. Over the forthcoming weeks we worked together on reversing the allergies, addressing the addictions and emotional issues as well as re-introducing foods to achieve a more balanced diet. My health has improved in leaps and bounds, my skin, hair and digestion, are so much better and the cravings have gradually dissipated over the weeks. I am now able to eat foods that previously would have been the catalyst to a binge.” Emma, PR Professional, 32 years. ”  Emma

Testimonial from Marika

“I took my 2 year old daughter to see Maria a few months as she was suffering from multiple allergies. We had tried seeing a consultant at Great Ormond Street hospital, had lots of tests done, lots of medication given with absolutely no results. I was desperate to find a solution as Katerina was suffering and so were we. Maria tested and treated Katerina for countless foods and environmental allergens and also recommended us some vitamins/supplements and probiotics to help heal her gut. At the same time we started cutting down on the antihistamines. With time Katerina started eating more and more foods – even ones that she was majorly allergic to. We were impressed. Katerina is now 100% better enjoying what she wants and being healthy. Its a true transformation. I would never have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes!”  Marika

Cranio-sacral therapy for babies

Cranio-sacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form.
In a typical cranio-sacral session, you will usually lie fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands usually lightly on your body and tuning in. The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. This release of tension often extends into everyday life.

Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work is often deeply moving and exhilarating.

I use CST (cranio-sacral therapy) by itself or with Nutritional advice and NAET treatments to integrate the entire body mind system at a deeper level. I notice that the body respond much more to the NAET treatments and the person feels more complete and healthier in body and mind, each time by releasing old patterns and old issue stored in the body. CST has been used for babies as soon as they come into life to help the baby system to settle into a normal rhythm and vitality. Very helpful for mothers as well as it help with rebalance the normal rhythmic motions of their system after their labor that is traumatic or not.