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Maria Esposito has a degree in Health Science: Nutritional Therapy BSc (Hons); Dip. A.E.T.; is a NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques) practitioner and she is a qualified Craniosacral Therapist. She has worked in complementary therapy since 1990 in various clinics in London. She has worked as a Nutritional Therapist since 2001, and as a Craniosacral Therapist since 2011. She is an NLP practitioner which she now combines the tool from the course into her craniosacral work. She is also an Angel Guide Certified for distance healing work, combined with NLP tools. She works by using a combination of all her training and experience that she has accumulated during the past 26 years. She has a certificate of meditation practitioner/teacher. She is still curious about life and especially one’s spiritual life, which she feels has an immense impact on people. The more she learns about spiritual life, the more she feels that as humans, we know little. She runs courses for Craniosacral Therapists and anyone who is interested in healing; She has been working with babies with craniosacral therapy and she now runs workshops for craniosacral therapists to teach how to work with babies. She has co-run a community clinic for 2 years till 2020. She also works with children with NAET and craniosacral therapy. Her client’s testimonial shows how dedicated and passionate about health and the well-being of her clients she is.

How to reduce your cholesterol with natural products and foods

  • Fibers – increase your green leafy vegetables, such as Cos Lettuce, heart of Romaine, grated carrots, spinach, slightly cooked broccoli and kale, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes; grated raw beetroot, artichokes, porridge. Soaked linseed oils, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, avocadoes. Raw vegetables in general. Garlic and onions, reduce sugar, reduce or eliminate red meat in general, reduce cheese. Reduce alcohol as that will put pressure on your liver and the liver is the one that needs to eliminate the cholesterol from the blood, or make proteins to take out the cholesterol from the blood stream.
  • Supplements: Ginger, turmeric, fish oil or algae oil, linseed oil, red rice yeast extract, liver support such as milk thistle, dandelion, glutathione complex, methylated supplements in general. Artichoke supplements, dandelion supplements, phytosterol in supplements, garlic.

Lifestyle change: walk everyday for at least 30 minutes a day, cycle, swim, run, do any classes that will increase the heart rate a little and uses the muscles. Hiking is also good, as it is in the open and is a slow exercise that can use the fat in the body if is a long distance, eg. 11 miles or so, if you can.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness –

Gilbert’s Syndrome what is it and what you can do about it?

Gilbert’s syndrome (GS)

GS is another possible reason for IBS. If you have this genetic predisposition, it means an enzyme in your liver is genetically lacking or impaired. Bilirubin is formed in the liver by the breakdown of hemoglobin cells, and is an orange-yellow color (commonly known as red blood cell breakdown)

Bilirubin needs to be conjugated with another component in the liver in order to be eliminated wither via urine or feces. If you have this genetic predisposition and you are on a diet that is not appropriate for you, as well as under stress and/or taking any extra medication, then you might get a build-up of bilirubin in the blood stream. If you have GS, then you may notice a yellowing of the white part of your eyes, or in some cases yellowing of the skin. This condition can be worsened by stress, drinking alcohol, eating too much sugar, too much caffeine, chocolate, too many nuts, fried food, junk food, fizzy drinks, having a menstrual cycle, or taking drugs or medications, paracetamol or the contraceptive pill, or any other form of hormones, can all increase your bilirubin level leading to a possible increase of allergies. This condition is usually non-harmful, if is controlled well with the diet and your diet is adjusted appropriately i.e. low in toxins.

It can, however, become a problem if there is an overload of toxins, with an increase jaundice and possibly brain fog. I have this condition in my family and it can become dangerous if not enough attention to the diet and lifestyle is paid. The mild hyperbilirubinemia can have an antioxidant effect, as it is a scavenger of reactive oxygen species. This reduces the oxidative stress in your cells and blood stream, hence reducing damaging of your cell, and vascular cell membrane, hence reducing arteriosclerosis, which is a problem in ischemic heart disease and diabetic vascular complications.  

GS can be diagnosed by a doctor who will test the total unconjugated bilirubin, and if it is high for no other medical reasons, then you know that you have it and if is higher than 25 might be causing your IBS symptoms.

My dietary suggestions with GS are to drink plenty of water (up to 2 liters a day or till your urine is clear in color instead of yellow), eat meals with lipid in that, as that will reduce bilirubin level, as it needs fats or lipid to be excreted. Do not fast for long. Eat something or another every 3 to 4 hours (fish is really good, eggs as well), with plenty of vegetables, olive oil, avocadoes, and glutathione supporting vitamins for the support of the liver detox, as well as take dietary supplements such as probiotics and glutamine to repair your intestinal tract. Sunlight breaks down excess bilirubin from your skin naturally so it is worth getting some sunshine as well.

In people with normal liver detox of bilirubin, sometimes that is achieved by given statins, which will inhibit the glucuronidation liver pathway and hence increase the anti-oxidant effect of mild hyperbilirubinemia

The above has been taken from my book “Clinical experience of Irritable Bowel Syndrome” by Maria Esposito – sold on amazon click here to buy

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness –

Prepare for the winter season in 2021 to support your immune system

Prepare for the winter season and starts your dietary changes and lifestyle now that is appropriate for you.

Start adding different fruits into your diet and change them every week or every day to get what you need into your diet.

Pomegranate by Maria Esposito

Pomegranate benefit

Pomegranate is a tree that originate from several Asian country and now is everywhere in Europe. The ancient Egyptian considered this fruit as a symbol of ambition and prosperity, while now this fruit is considered one of the super fruits. It has been shown in some studies that has antioxidants properties, anti-cancer property. The entire fruit, including the inside bitter peel have therapeutic effect, as well as the flowers, the bark and roots of the tree. It has been shown to be great for postmenopausal symptoms, and has been used for prevention and treatment of various cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, arthritis, especially due to its anti-inflammatory property. The juice also contains minerals such as sodium, potassium calcium, phosphorus, nitrogen and magnesium. The pomegranate leaves contain minerals, anti-oxidant and iron. If you are lucky enough to have the actual tree, you can make a great smoothie that includes the leaves as well.

You can either eat the seeds and inside peel in your breakfast, add the seeds into your salads, juice with a lemon squeeze to get the juice or use it in an all-fruits smoothie (non-dairy, using orange juice freshly squeezed). The latter would be a great way to boost your immune system and prepare for the winter months ahead.

click here to read how else you can support your immune system

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide. MBANT – MCHNC – MNTC – MCSTA

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME and food hypersensitivities, body and mind connection. Over-reaction of the immune system

There is no doubt about it, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a huge problem in our modern life. As much as 10 to 25 per cent of the general population have IBS. 

IBS is found to be:

  • more frequently diagnosed in women than in men,
  • more frequently diagnosed in young people compared to older people
  • more frequently diagnosed in western countries compared with the developing world
  • often associated with emotional stress and is frequently triggered by life changes

IBS is known to be also referred to as spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach and irritable colon.

What is it?

It is a functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) which means that the bowel does not work properly without there being an identifiable structural or biochemical cause.

The key point is that the gut becomes abnormally sensitive to its content (visceral hypersensitivity), causing changes in contractions and changes in bowel function. Fortunately enough, you can do things to live with IBS a lot easier and, in some cases eliminate it completely depending on the cause.

IBS does not have a single cause or treatment. (3,7). Many people diagnosed with IBS by their GPs are prescribed drugs that treat the symptoms, but unfortunately not the causes.

What are the typical defining symptoms of IBS? (3):

  • abdominal pain or rumbling
  • meteorism is caused by trapped intestinal gas, (this painful condition is not quite understood) (3). Bacterial decomposition of lactose can increase the amounts of gas, leading to meteorism, intestinal rumbling, flatulence, bloating, diarrhoea or bowel movement immediately after consuming dairy products.
  • nausea, indigestion and loss of appetite (4)
  • flatulence, constipation and diarrhoea [Constipation, diarrhoea  (3).]
  • abnormal stool characteristics (6)
  • mucus or slime in the stool (4)
  • the sensation of not empting the bowel properly (4)

Often, the intensity of the symptoms is most pronounced in the afternoon or evening, but it can happen any time depending on the trigger. Incomplete or faulty digestion may aggravate the symptoms while defecation or passing flatus may provide some relief. The symptoms may come and go over a period of months (3).

IBS diagnosis

In theory IBS diagnosis should be done by the GP after a lot of tests to eliminate any other diseases.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be diagnosed based on at least 12 weeks, which need not be consecutive, in the preceding 12 months of abdominal discomfort or pain that has two out of three features:

1. Pain, bloating or discomfort is relieved with defecation; and/or
2. Onset associated with a change in frequency of stool; and/or
3. Onset associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool.

Symptoms that (describes the diagnosis of IBS) cumulatively support the diagnosis of IBS are:

  • abnormal stool frequency (may be defined as greater than 3 bowel movements per day and less than 3 bowel movements per week);
  •  abnormal stool form (lumpy/hard or loose/watery stool);
  • abnormal stool passage (straining, urgency, or feeling of incomplete evacuation); Passage of mucus;
  • bloating or feeling of abdominal distension

(Courtesy of Rome II Criteria, Degnon Assoc. 2000 © All rights reserved.)

You need specific tests (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound, barium studies or other) when there is unexplained weight loss, blood in stools, fever or an abrupt and continuing change in bowel habit. These are red flags for other bowel conditions.

Possible triggers of IBS

The following are some of the possible triggers that have been connected with the symptoms of IBS:

  • food hypersensitivity or intolerances (1,7)

Food allergy and food sensitivity

The immune system is complex, and there are lots of responses to a specific food, drink or environmental agents. A person can have a response to the allergen from the IgE antibodies which is the common allergic reaction (testing by the doctors), the reaction is very strong such as the peanut reaction, eggs etc.

Most of the IBS triggers is probably due to sensitivity and to other immune antibodies responses then there is the IgG reaction which is a delayed reaction to food or drinks and can affect the gut, skin and brain as well. Still strong it can cause eczema skin itching, low energy, tiredness and fatigue.

There is also the IgA (gut and membrane reaction, localized sometimes to the gut only). IgM reactions, which can be felt up to three days later, can be just a raise in the heartbeat, to gut problems. Most blood tests done on IgE (NHS), IgG, IgM and cellular testing are from private laboratories.

Some people have blood tests and are very disappointed because they receive negative results to the problem. That is why I started using muscle testing, which I found with the elimination test to work pretty good in finding and eliminating the problem. Muscle testing works with the energy pattern of the body and the energy pattern of the food allergen. The allergen is put near the body and if the body energy does not agree with it the muscle becomes weak. The muscle will stay strong when any other non allergic food will be put on the body.

Food intolerances are thought to play a major role in the pathology of IBS. For example, people who are intolerant to lactose have been found to lack the enzyme needed to digest the sugar in dairy products (lactase). This can result in a bacterial fermentation of the sugar, creating an increase in hydrogen gas that may trigger certain IBS symptoms (1,3,5). Many Asians, Africans and Indian races are genetically lacking in the enzyme, so many will have a big problem digesting the lactose. But also as adults our lactase enzyme is enormously reduced, and in some people eliminated completely, which would trigger the IBS symptoms if any dairy would be consumed (yogurt is ok because the sugar in it is digested by the good bacteria).


  • Lack of good friendly bacteria or an imbalance in them would trigger IBS symptoms, but also parasite, bacteria and yeast or candida overgrowth would trigger the symptoms.
  • Low acidity in the stomach due to H. Pylory.
  • Low enzyme activity to digest the food (might be due to low or deficiency in enzymes co-factors such as minerals and vitamins).

Emotional problems and stress (2,3 & 7)

  • Psychologically, patients with IBS seem to experience more emotional disorders than non IBS sufferers (2,3).
  • Anxiety neurosis, depression and other psychiatric disorders are most common, although it has yet to be indisputably established whether IBS leads to these disorders, or vice-versa. (3).


The gut is an important route by which emotion is expressed in the body. If ever you have felt your stomach knot up before a speech, you too know that the brain and digestive tract are holding hands. This constant dialogue is known as the brain-gut axis. Even perfectly healthy people can worry their way to stomach pain, nausea or diarrhoea. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves work together to help cope with stress or reduce stress. The sympathetic nerves are the ones that reduce function in the gut when stressed out (it makes you go to the loo first emptying the content of the gut and then run). The parasympathetic nerves will calm down the gut and make you digest the food better, as well as relax.

A physician won’t find anything wrong but the misery is real enough. It is suggested that patients with IBS have more emotional upset than healthy people or patients with other gastrointestinal diseases and have experienced more traumatic life events and difficult life situations both in adulthood and childhood.

About the brain-gut axis:

The digestive tract is supplied by extrinsic and intrinsic sensory neurons which, together with endocrine and immune cells, form a surveillance network that is essential to gut function. The three players for this are gastrointestinal tract (GIT), central nervous system (CNS) and enteric nervous system (ENS) and they communicate with one another via parasympathetic and sympathetic pathways, each comprising efferent fibres such as cholinergic and noradrenergic, respectively, and afferent sensory fibres required for gut-brain signalling. In a nutshell the brain communicates with the intestinal tract and vice versa, any stress to the gut, the brain feels it and any stress to the brain the gut feels it.

  • The brain-gut axis is relevant not only to normal digestive function but also to abdominal pain and heightened sensitivity to pain.
  • The neural network of the brain, which generates the stress response, is called the Central Stress Circuitry (CSC). It receives input from tissue and organs (somatic and visceral) feedback pathways and also from the organ (visceral) motor cortex. The output of this CSC is called the emotional motor system and includes automatic efferents, the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and pain modulatory systems.
  • Severe or long-term stress can induce long-term changes in the stress response (plasticity). Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF = the fight or flight hormone) is a key mediator of the central stress response.

So what does stress actually do to you?

Well the brain, adrenal, pituitary and thymus glands produce more adrenaline and noradreanaline, plus more corticosteroids, which initially are released as part of the coping mechanism and eventually the nutritional supplies are outstripped. In the gut stress increases the intestinal permeability to large antigenic molecules i.e. molecules venture where they should not and thus may evoke an allergic response.

The responses can:

  • lead to mast cell activation and degranulation (i.e. histamine reactions) and colonic mucin depletion (loss of protective barrier)
  • cause a reversal of small bowel water and, electrolyte absorption occurs in response to stress and is mediated cholinergically
  • lead to increased susceptibility to colonic inflammation by lowering the immune system and therefore being more susceptible to parasites and bacteria overgrowth  (Bhatia) 


A small proportion of people develop IBS for the first time after a bout of gastroenteritis, raising speculation that, although the infection clears up, this experience might make the gut more sensitive. In support of this, recent research has shown that the small proportion of people with post-infectious IBS also tends to have a mild, ongoing inflammation of the gut which begs the question, why do some people have persistent bowel symptoms after an attack of gastroenteritis while most others get better?

Research has shown that post-infectious IBS is much more likely if the person was anxious, depressed and was experiencing difficult life situations at the time of the original illness. Psycho-neuro-immunology established that such scenarios lower ones immune response.

 Perhaps ongoing emotional upset creates the nervous tension that maintains a low-grade bowel inflammation. Alternatively, the memory of the bowel upset was recruited by brain-gut connections to express an unresolved life situation. Similar observations have been made for IBS occurring for the first time after hysterectomy. An attack of gastroenteritis or the antibiotics given to treat it can alter the balance of bacteria in the colon, reducing populations of beneficial anaerobic bacteria and encouraging the overgrowth of pathogenic species.

Intestinal infections and inflammation caused by parasites or unfriendly bacteria. These can cause an increase in intestinal mucosal permeability (Leaky Gut Syndrome), which allows food and chemicals to enter the blood stream before they are properly digested. This can overload the immune system and cause an increase in the body’s inflammatory response, triggering mucosal sensitivity, abnormal motility and secretory response (8). Dysbiosis (the imbalance between the good and bad bacteria in the intestinal tract). Altered bowel flora can be the result of antibiotics, laxatives, diarrhoea or low dietary fibre.

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet can have a strong modifying influence on the symptoms of IBS. Eliminating food intolerances and repair the gut. The most reacting food from big to small are: eggs, wheat, all type of dairy, soya, gluten (rye, barley and oats if not gluten free). Also some people react to animal or food contaminated with the above food. In my experience you can be overreacting to any food, so need to investigate it yourself if you cannot afford a therapist by having a simple diet with few but nutritious food (protein, carbohydrate, vegetables and fruits, fat from animal or vegan). Also eliminating bad bacteria, parasite, can help. This should be tested in order to be eliminated (candida, yeast overgrowth, other bacteria, dysbiosis, etc).

An increase in the intake of water and dietary fibre, mainly from fruit and vegetables, can be quite beneficial, as can a reduction in the consumption of diuretic beverages – tea, coffee and other caffeinated drinks (3).

Warning: IBS should be clinically diagnosed by your GP after he or she has conducted a series of tests to eliminate other possible causes of the symptoms. These may include taking a medical history, a physical examination, proctoscopy, a routine blood tests (haemoglobin, sedimentation rate, white cell count, creatinine, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase) and urinary tests (glucose and protein). A barium enema is obligatory, except in young patients. A gynaecological examination and a lactose tolerance test should also be considered (3).

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist NAET practitioner – R-Craniosacral therapist-  NAET practitioner – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation teacher

I deal with over-reaction to food and environmental allergens through the NAET method. I have used this method for more than 14 years and it works for adults, babies and children with eczema and more.

To read more about NAET method and testimonial click here


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Breathing meditation classes

Breathing meditation class on the 11th of October 2021 at 6.30pm

This is a one hour class, with more to come in the future. This particular class will allow you to start getting used to meditation or breathing and being present in the moment. After the class you will feel more relaxed, less anxious, less full of the day work and worries and ready for a full night sleep. The breathing meditation exercise can be done at any time of the day and night if needed. It will teach you to pay attention to your breathing and hence being in the present moment. If you fall asleep during the class is ok too.

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I recommend that the meditation should be done sitting down, rather than lying down as to get used to the breathing exercises. There will be a visualization clearing exercise at the end with the intention of grounding and being present at the moment in time.

Anyone can do this class.

The 1 hour class is on zoom and once you pay via paypal or bank transfer you will receive the link for the zoom. The meditation will run with two or more people that booked.

More meditation classes on the way, including mindfulness classes and 8 weeks mindfulness based meditation for November 2021

There is no refund once you book, but you can attend another meditation of the same kind later. Unless I will cancel the meditation due to only one person booked.

Price is £ 11.00 click on the link below to book your place

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET and Neurolinguistic practitioner – Craniosacral therapist (from pregnancy to babies/children and adults) – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation teacher –

Weight loss and healthy eating with nutritional therapy, and/or craniosacral therapy and NLP

Weight loss and healthy eating with nutritional therapy, and/or craniosacral therapy and NLP to change your taste from sweet tooth and unhealthy eating to healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.

The past two years we have seen a surge of awareness in understanding our health. “We are what we eat” is often used as a reminder that what we put in our bodies, is what the body will use for its fuel. If you eat and drink things that our body cannot use, for any reason, then our body might get ill or sick or dis-eased. Often that leads to :

  • hyperglycemia and then diabetes II, due to food, or
  • obesity, overweight,
  • liver problems, unable to move well and the so-called syndrome X, which is diabetes, overweight, and heart problem.
  • Stress is one of the factors for unhealthy eating.
  • Emotions and feelings are also the most factors for unhealthy eating and drinking. The most emotions that are negative stem from our childhood or beliefs and habits that stem from our childhood, or we picked them up on the way to adulthood through peer pressure and society pressure.

In the tailored session, we look at your diet, your lifestyle and the emotions that drive you to eat unhealthily.

With the combination of dietary changes, exercise that you would like to do or just simple walking exercise, and NLP with craniosacral therapy sessions to remove old patterns and install new positive patterns on how to deal with emotions, when that happens, so that the choices that you make for your own health and life, are positive and rewarding.

For the past 30 years, clients have changed positively the way they saw life and themselves, changing old beliefs and old ways of being. Moving forward to what they really wanted to do in life and being able to succeed.

Click here to read more about my sessions. Invest in your health and your health will be rewarding you with being happier within yourself, being happier as a person with others, your family, your children and friends and life itself!

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET and Neurolinguistic practitioner – Craniosacral therapist (from pregnancy to babies/children and adults) – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation teacher –

Low grade allergies are worse that the allergies you know you have

Low grade allergies are the allergies and sensitivities that you do not know you have. They cause very low inflammation in the body, but still will end up with the possible feelings:

  • Bloating stomach;
  • sneezing at times that the stress level is high;
  • Dry skin areas;
  • Constipation;
  • Tiredness, even when you had a really good sleep;
  • Asthma;
  • Breathing difficulties;
  • Emotional and mental irritation;
  • ADHD (Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms like, for children and adults such as low energy, low attention span, on the move all the time, etc. and many more

Testing and treating with NAET method, has been a life changing for many children and adults and it is worth trying it, especially if you have already tried everything else, read the testimonial about the treatments with NAET and craniosacral combined under the testimonial button.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET practitioner – R-Craniosacral therapist – Neuro-linguistic programming practitioner – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation teacher

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The pro and cons for humans and pets

Hemp leaf

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil pro and cons for humans and pets

In the recent years or at least from 2018, there has been a big raise of the awareness of CBD oils for health conditions, such as arthritic pain, pain from muscles conditions, anxiety and epilepsy in humans and pets.

I had a look recently, just out of curiosity, a bit more deeply into the effects and what is the best in the market for various conditions. Many companies now advertise for the benefit of certain condition, including epilepsy for dogs. CBD has not yet been approved by the FDA, apart for the medicinal drug made for epilepsy that can only be suggested by the doctors.

The veterinary association has not yet approved for CBD oil for pets, even though there have been many cases that have shown to benefit pets taking CBD. Now it is also important that if you decide to use it for your pet, to use one that is organic, made in UK, and that has no THC, which is the one that gives the high. If it is broad spectrum, then there is a chance that has some THC, if it is “Isolate CBD” then does not have THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Also, the extraction should be by CO2 instead from any chemical extractions. Use a UK brand as well. That is for pets. Which it has been suggested that the pet might benefit for it for anxiety, pain and epilepsy conditions.

For human conditions, depends on the amount of pain, or anxiety/insomnia and other conditions that they might have. If the problem is insomnia or anxiety, it might be that there is a need of no THC as well. Even though THC is the one that has been suggested to decrease pain, by giving the “high” state of mind.

There is also medicinal marijuana that now-days many people seem to have a need for, especially many young people, for whatever reason they are using it, it could be that they are emotionally in pain and that relieve their pain.

Did you know that phytocannabinoids are in many plants, the C Sativa or marijuana plants, hemp oil, and also in carrots, cloves, black pepper, ginseng and echinacea!

Now most of the food above have no THC, so no high from eating carrots, but you can have an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effect by eating or taking the above foods.

Now in UK, THC and CBD oils have been used for reduction of pain and spasticity in certain conditional disease, including arthritic pain and anxiety.

Just to note that even though CBD oil and hemp oils do not contain high intoxicating THC, it is not illegal to sell them, however they have no regulation yet and there are many in the market now with no guarantee of working or its safety levels. Even though most companies in UK have their own regulation and seems to be pretty safe.

Any products that derived from the hemp seed only, has no THC at all but they are high in omega 3 and 6.

Things to notice when deciding to try CBD oil for human consumption:

It is only when the leaves and flowers are used in their products that might have a certain percentage of THC which vary from 0.1% to a max of 3% dry products, above that would be illegal. The other thing to notice before buying is that the product is certified organic, good UK brand and CO2 extraction, which usually they would say. In studies with CBD oil using up to 300mg for 6 months, where fairly safe. Higher amount might not be as sage but could be more beneficial. As with everything we are all different in the reaction of what we take and you need to check your safety level.

Supplements that say are “full-spectrum” formulas that contain hemp oils, or CBD enriched products are quite popular right now. They are used in in the forms of oil, balm spray, pet chewing toy, gummy bears, capsules and more. There are food products such as clove, hops, ashwagandha and turmeric that contains phytocannabinoids and terpenoids, which reduce inflammation and also increase sleep and in some studies with the CBD oils in rats, seem to work on the amygdala, which is the neurological gland that trigger the fear stress mode and hence anxiety. There is a need again of more research and studies on the effect of the plants and what other ingredients in the plants that would have the same effects.

Did you know also that “spices” can also have cannabinoids, which for some people, is the cause of allergic reactions. So do watch if you take CBD oil that you are not allergic to it as well.

There is a need of more research on the effect or side effect of the CBD oil, but meanwhile, as many people and pet owners do find it that their conditions do improve, we can all be a kind of guinea pigs, like many others medication that we do not know much about, and hope that we do not have a very strong reaction to it.

Warning: Do not take CBD oil if you are in any medication unless prescribed by the doctor.

From research studies here are the possible side effects of taking CBD oil with THC:

  • CBD oil should not be consumed by children, especially with THC as intoxication has been reported by taking them, this is especially in so called spices with CBD added.
  • Allergic reactions
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Feeling of High with THC for more sensitive people or people who have slow hepatic detoxification pathway

Warning: the above information is meant for your interest only, they are not suggestions, or recommendations and this site does not take any responsibility for your own choice on how you use this information.


Harrison J. Van Dolah; BA Brent A. Bauer, MD; Karen F. Mauck, MD (2019) Clinicians’ Guide to Cannabidiol and Hemp Oils. REVIEW| VOLUME 94, ISSUE 9, P1840-1851, SEPTEMBER 01, 2019.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET practitioner – R-Craniosacral therapist – Neuro-linguistic programming practitioner – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation teacher

Allergies can reduce immunity!

NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination treatment) & craniosacral treatment

Eczema before treatment

A low-grade inflammation, which might be caused by constant allergies or high allergies can trigger part of the immune system to go down. The part that can be reduce is the one that fights viruses. People can be allergic to anything and this depends on many things, genetic, first exposure and how the body system at the time of the 1st exposure was, e.g. high stress level. I have seen in the past 15 years adults and children go down with their over reaction to natural food and the environment, by using the method NAET and combining it with craniosacral therapy. The change can be immediate or might take few therapy sessions to see the major changes. Either way you still get a huge benefit from being tested in a non-invasive way through the NAET method and being relaxed and settled with the craniosacral therapy. Each session might show a different layer of healing the body, and each session will take the person or child to a different level of body, mind and soul healing. It is amazing to see how each person transform and feel different from when they first come in. The life around them also change, and the way they deal with life changes and challenges change completely. I know of some of my client, that have had a life change experience that were not expected and probably would not be ready to have, if they did not have the treatments. That is as their focus of energy shifts from their body over reaction, to a state of mind that is full of potential and hope for the future!

6 months after treatment with NAET and craniosacral therapy

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R- Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation Teacher

Long COVID fight it with nutrition and craniosacral therapy

I read and hear of long COVID symptoms from many people, including one of my friends who had a long tiredness for a while and could not shake it off. The majority of the long COVID symptoms are the ones that had the lung problems. Now having had the stomach COVID last year, I know what that fatigue was about. I dealt with it with nutrition and craniosacral healing. When I had the flu, I felt afterwards that my entire system was out of balance. That can be with a combination of low nutrients status due to the immune system using a lot of the body resources to fight the virus, and the shock to the physical body. Staying also immobile, due to the tiredness, for 10 days, might also put the body into a more state of fatigue and muscle waste.

What I found that helped is a high particular nutrients supplements, plus a craniosacral/healing session to put my system and mind, back to normal.

It took me a month to be fully recovered, for some, might take more than one session of craniosacral healing to settle, depending on how long they have been in a state of tiredness.

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© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R- Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation Teacher