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Brain connected to the gut, and gut connected to the brain

There are more and more evidence now days that the gut health is connected to the brain and vice-versa. Now it is also essential that you pay attention to the brain that is connected to the gut.

Your state of mind will make you choose what you want to eat, drink and exercise that you want to do as well.

A good way to start your morning and finish your day is to do some affirmation, and specifically the power of “I AM…………”, is what we are talking about here today:

” I AM LOVE” –

“I AM HEALTH”

“I AM WELL”

“I AM FEELING WELL”

“I AM LIGHT”

“I AM COMPASSION”

“I AM RESPECT”

“I AM KINDNESS”

“I AM …….

You can add anything that you need in your life and repeat the I AM few times a day in your mind or aloud, or at least when you wake up in the morning and evening!

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

The importance of B12 from babies/children to adults:

B12 is one of the vitamins that have been given less importance till people becomes vegans and then lots more research started to show up. B12 is connected to the liver function as well as the stomach.

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Baby on hands.

The liver contains an anti-pernicious-anaemia factor called cobalamin, which is a form of B12. B12 is essential for growth in animals and humans, hence essential to have a good supply of B12 during pregnancy, especially if have been vegan for a long time, as B12 storage might be low.

Of the compounds group of B12 the most active in humans is the cyanocobalamin. All of the B12 compound contain cobalt (hence the names).

  • The key functions of the B12 compounds are growth, homocysteine reduction, maintenance of nerve issues (hence was connected to the possibility of having stomach inflammation in children and possibly autism in past research).
  • B12 is also a co-enzyme for various other vitamin, it means that without the B12 other nutrients function might be affected. Some of the nutrients are niacin, riboflavin and manganese. B12 works with folic acid and B6 to reduce the homocysteine levels.
  • Key function in the making of nucleic acids such as thymine (part of the DNA) and the formation of deoxyribose from ribose (essential part of RNA ribose, and deoxyribose DNA).
  • B12 keeps the body antioxidant that is found the liver called glutathione in a biological reduce state (essential for detox of the body toxins).
  • B12 is also a key factor in one of the fat metabolisms.

Vitamin B12 absorption can be low especially if there is a disruption in the gastric function. There is an intrinsic factor compound that allows the B12 to be absorbed, and with intestinal tract problems this factor is absent.

Why deficiency occur:

  • B12 main known symptoms of deficiency is pernicious anaemia. In this case only injection of B12 can reduce the deficiency, as often is the absorption the problem for this or being vegan for a very long time without considering the intake of B12.
  • People that have been taking proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers for more than 12 months are at risk of low B12.
  • People with any Irritable bowel disease, taking metformin for more than 4 months, people who have had gastric surgery and any other bowel surgery needs B12 injection, strict vegan needs to consider supplementing B12 especially if they are considering having children. People with Irritable bowel syndrome and any allergy affecting their bowel they need to consider B12 sublingual as well.
  • In mild cases the deficiency will show from mild fatigue to neurological problems. Has B12 is stored in the liver, a person can be ok for 10 years till the symptoms appear.

In babies and children of mothers with low storage of B12 it can be quite low, hence do watch if the baby has a problem with the bowel, gets constipated or has diarrhoea especially after weaning or the mother has been vegetarian and eating no eggs or vegan.

  • In animal research B12 deficiency will result in poor growth rate and low brain development, as well as eyes and bone problems.
  • Neurologic manifestations are caused by progressive demyelination and can include peripheral neuropathy, areflexia (muscles do not respond to stimulus).
  • Loss of proprioception and vibratory sense (this also can be seen in autistic children). Areflexia can be permanent if neuronal death occurs in the posterior and lateral spinal cord tracts, again watch this in babies and children.
  • Maternal vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy or while breastfeeding may lead to neural tube defects, developmental delay, failure to thrive, hypotonia, ataxia, and anaemia.
  • In my experience food involved in the disruption of the intestinal tract from babies to children to adults are dairy foods, gluten or wheat, eggs, soy products in some and possibly chilly foods.

Humans need about 3 to 5 micrograms of B12 daily. If the person has a lot of stomach problems, poor absorption of all nutrients, they need to make sure to sort that out before low nutrients develop.

The vitamin is stored in the liver and usually in pregnancy B12 is passed on from the mother to the baby via the placenta. B12 elimination is via urine.

About 30% of B12 is destroyed in food by cooking.

B12 is found mainly in animal food: meat, fish, cheese, eggs, cheese, and some fortified cereals, even though if on a vegan diet, I would suggest to take a sublingual B12, especially if you plan to have a baby. This is essential for men too.

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

NLP (neuro linguistic programming)

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Any face-to-face appointment till further notice will be under the current guidelines, and a Waiver/disclaimer is mandatory to be signed before the appointment click here to read more.

What does NLP do for you?

  • Eliminates inappropriate emotions of anger, sadness, fear, pain and more that no longer serve. Usually, these inappropriate feelings might be stuck within you since childhood and they might stop you for moving forward into your positive life and the life that you want.
  • Works on fears and phobias
  • Can stop you from smoking ever again in just one session
  • Can motivate you in losing weight or making healthy eating choices
  • Can get you from negative thinking mode to positive thinking mode
  • Can help you achieve the goal that you always wanted to achieve
  • Easier childbirth
  • Resolving inner conflicts
  • Overcome personal barriers to success
  • Feel more confident
  • Better communication with yourself and others
  • Weight loss
  • Sport performance
  • Better spelling
  • Conflict dispute resolution with yourself and others
  • Improves your focus

In my work NLP is combined with Nutritional Advice and/or craniosacral/distance healing treatments click here to download and fill in a health check form, prior to your first consultation, all the details need to be accurate, including address and phone numbers. All information is kept in a safe place and look at only by me. No details are shared with anybody else. Email me the forms for the online session. For full nutritional advice look at the page for that. click here

Price for 1 hour is £ 50.00 (online) – For NLP – for face to face craniosacral therapy and NLP £ 55.00.

Price for 1 hour and half £ 90.00 (online) – Face-to-face craniosacral therapy and NLP £ 110.00

Fee for 1st consultation and 1 hour and half what’s up/zoom or skype consultation is £ 90.00, follow up and 1 hour is £ 50.00.

To be paid one day prior to the consultation by bank transfer the details will be send to you when you ask and book your appointment.

Payment via bank transfer 24 to 48 hours prior to the session.

Refund after 24hours or cancellations are not done. There is a 48 hours cancellation policy and full fee is charged if cancelled after that.

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

Distance Healing and NLP combined treatment

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Distance healing treatments (under the Angel Guide Certificate) and NLP combined treatment

How it works:

We arrange a time slot for the sessions to start and finish. A 10 to 20 minutes chat and NLP tool if appropriate will be suggested during the chat.

I will ask to fill the same form as any of my treatments for the health check form prior to the treatments.

The distance healing will be done only if the person is suitable for that and I will ask questions prior to the treatments and paid session via email.

After receiving the health check form and the understanding the distance healing is as powerful and healing as face to face craniosacral therapy, in a different way. The distance healing might not suit everyone.

I will explain how to go ahead with the distance healing during my initial chat.

I will ask the person to set an alarm clock for 45 minutes after the initial chat for the healing to take place. You might find that during the healing sessions, you feel various feelings and sensation or clearing and body adjusting to the healing. The treatment will have the same benefit of craniosacral Therapy, click here to see the benefit of it.

I suggest that during the 1-hour session, you will be in a safe and peaceful room where you will not be disturbed for the 1 hour. Ignore door bells, phone calls and any other distractions. It is your responsibility to make sure that you will not be disturbed during your healing.

I will teach the anchoring of safety, in case during the healing session you might experiences an inappropriate negative reaction or emotions. We will have a chat about it after the 45 minutes finishes. During the actual distance healing our phone will be off or in silence as for not getting disturbed. Make sure that the alarm on your phone or clock is on snoozer in case you fall deeply asleep.

I will summarize what I felt during the session that needed attention. Usually like craniosacral therapy, a body balance and adjustment will happen from straight away to 5 days and longer after the session. Any more questions about the distance healing can be answered via email prior to the appointment.

In order for you to book your time slot, you need to email me and we talk about what your need is.

Below is how you can book your place.

Fee for the NLP treatment and more same as a normal one (online only) face to face is £ 50.00, to be paid at least one day prior to the consultation by bank transfer to Maria Esposito she will send the details to you when you ask.

Paypal payments click on the button below for distance craniosacral healing (this is extra healing)

There is a 24 hours cancellation policy for the bookings and any cancellation after that will be charged at full price.

Some of the changes will take place from during the sessions for some people, up to five days after the treatment.

Some of the changes needs to be implemented by the person, as any suggestions given are valid according to my experiences and it is essential that you follow them to see what works and what needs to be changed still.

© Maria Esposito BSc (hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Angel Guide therapist

Nutritional Therapy plus

Any face to face appointment till further notice will be under the current guidelines, and a Waiver/disclaimer is mandatory to be signed before the appointment click here to read more. Face to face appointment for 1st consultation of 1 hour and half are £ 110.00 Online for 1st consultation is £ 90.00. Click here to see my safety guidelines for face to face sessions

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 

Sinus problems

Food intolerances/Allergies

Long COVID symptoms

Skin problems

Female hormonal and menstrual imbalances 

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 conditions 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.

Nutrition in pregnancy main points of importance:

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The baby needs minerals, vitamins, essential fats, some fats, proteins and carbohydrates to develop in the womb as well as grown in the last stages. The first 12 weeks are quite important as well as the hearts, the brain and all the basis of the baby is formed, the rest of the 6 months are about growth and make that beautiful planned baby into a more define body (the first 12 weeks is making the baby imprint, the rest of the months is about defining all the details).

The mother needs to supply the baby with all these nutrients as well as getting rid of the toxins formed in the baby especially in the last few months of the pregnancy. The mother needs to be in her optimum nutritional status for the baby and her own health. The mother body will give all the nutrients that the baby needs even if she is low, leaving the mother with deficiency of many nutrients if she is not eating properly and with as much nutrient efficient as she needs to be. Iron needs to be at its optimum state by the 3rd month in the mother so that she or the baby will not be low in the last stage, iron is one of the things that the milk, even breast milk will be low if the mother is low on that and the baby will not have much till he/she starts other foods. It will take a long time for the mother and baby to get to the normal iron state.

Other nutrients that are needs are essential fats (omega 3 and 6) for the developing of the brain and nerves function in the baby. The mother again needs to have a good supply for her to be able to retain some of her own essential fats and make sure that the baby has got plenty when in her womb and after as well. These are only two nutrients that essential for the baby and the mothers, the list is greater than these, and the mother nutrition during pregnancy is very important to supply them to the baby and herself in order to feel great after the birth and ready to function well. ….Atopic parents (prone to allergies or have allergies) can also affect the baby when born or when breastfed. A varied  diet or even eliminating the food that the mother knows that herself or the father is reacting to, also helps the baby to have a reduced reaction to these foods.

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

Healing babies and mothers birth trauma and illness through Craniosacral therapy


My experience of Cranio-sacral therapy and my clients experience of what it does:

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Any face-to-face appointment till further notice will be under the current guidelines, and a Waiver/disclaimer is mandatory to be signed before the appointment click here to read more. Click here to read the guidelines for your and my safety of working.

It is called cranio-sacral because the of the spinal fluid going from the cranium to the sacrum is what makes everything function well and properly. All the nerves and nerve transmission from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain go through there and it is all connected like a tree with branches and roots. What the cranio-sacral therapist does is listening to the rhythm of that fluid and feel if there is any blockage in the body, memory cells of the tissue and the mind as well as the energetic field around that body to see if it is breathing well and properly. If there is a blockage just our training and knowledge as therapists will help the mother, baby and child unblock the blockage and re-balance the system or body function. 

With CST, what we do, is free that blockage and stabilize the rod in the centre of the body again, so that your life is back to normal, with possible few changes. Life does throw challenges at us all the time, and it is a normal way of living, it is the you deal with them and how fast you get back to the centre, that is important. So, what CST teaches you is to get back to normality quicker and stronger. 

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(c) Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Craniosacral baby session

For parents it looks like we are not doing anything and sometimes for the first session nothing changes much, it depends on how deep that trauma or wound is and how the parents as well are dealing with that. It might take two to three sessions to see the difference. I usually suggest at least the mother to have a session so that they can feel how changes occur within their body and around them as well as the baby. 

I found that CST has also a strong spiritual healing power as well. It depends on the therapist and if they have themselves experience their own spiritual healing (this is nothing to do with religion, it is something to do with your inner soul and own spirituality in the way you see it).

Memory cells – my experience with Cranio-sacral therapy was amazing. My labor and my son birth were very traumatic. My son kept having colds and coughs from the time I stopped breastfeeding at 14 months. As I did not want to give antibiotics all the time I sought for  other ways of dealing with that. Homeopathy vitamin C and nutrition helped to get rid of the colds or reduce them when he had them but he still kept having more colds and coughs that he should have had. So, I took him to cranio-sacral and it took a while (about 1 year to fully be better) as I took him to the Student clinic but they got rid of his traumatic birth and finally his colds and coughs were reduced to once a year and now not even once a year.

He can now fight the colds very easily and usually gets over anything much easier than any other child that I know.

My own experience with CS was that even after 7 years since the labour my body memory cells still retained that trauma.I had epidural so I did not feel mentally any pain, but my body did. And all that pain and trauma was still pretty stored in my tissues. Finally I got rid of it with CST and it is amazing the difference it made even to my personal life physically and emotionally.

Some of the children and babies that I treated with CST had some traumatic birth or even not and what some of the issues that reduced were:

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  • Colic’s which are very frequent in babies
  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Frequency of throwing up the milk
  • Sleeping better and more peacefully
  • Stronger connection with mother and babies (the mother needs to be treated as well as the baby for both reflux and connection with the baby). Sometimes it takes more than 3 sessions before things starts to change.
  • Clinging babies or toddlers
  • Other problems that have been helped with my treatment of CS are:
  • Teething
  • Coughing
  • Frequent colds for the babies,
  • Toddlers and children
  • Reduction of allergies
  • Reduced irritation, which have led to a happier and more communicative toddler.
  • Reduction and or elimination of night terror in toddlers and children in general.
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Starting life with a great balance system is one of the huge benefits that the baby will have in coping any of the issue that life brings. Babies treated with CST have a more positive and happier attitude in life and feel more confident of their journey.

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

Babies and children can feel the overwhelming emotions of the last pandemic.

Research have shown for the past years that babies can feel the emotional stress around them. Even in the womb. The past year has been tough for everyone, that includes babies and small children. Babies are very much attached to the mother or carer emotional status. Now, this is inevitable and as we are all humans, including mothers, there is nothing you can do to avoid having emotions, the so-called challenging ones like, sadness, anger, pain and low emotions even, that could be also due to the after-pregnancy hormonal down fall, plus what is going around as well. Last year, was a global raise in fear, sadness, shock and high and low, due to uncertainty of the future. Mothers, like everybody else felt the stress from it all, especially going to hospital where there was a high risk of getting the virus, or any virus.

What you can do as a mother is to go out in the open, where is quieter as much as possible. Connect to nature. Call friends or other mothers that you might have met or even talk to other mothers from a distance even and still in the open. Share your fears and worries with your partners or loved ones. Watch a child movie or cartoons, or a funny movie to lift your spirit up!

Sleep when you can, if the baby wakes you up at night, which is normal for the first few months.

Listen to relaxing music when you breastfeed or at any time you feed your baby, so you can both relax.

If you can, both you and the baby, or child can have a craniosacral therapy, which relaxes the baby and mother in one session.

Craniosacral therapy also settles the baby after a C-section or traumatic events, like the pandemic last year, this can be for the mother as well, especially if there are still lots of fears and worries for the future.

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If the baby has got colic, constipation, reflux and sleep little compared to other babies, craniosacral therapy in about two to three session can settle the baby and mother into a more balance state. Usually that state of balance set the baby up for life in a happier way of being, as things shifts into a different mode altogether with the baby sleeping more, smiling more than crying (even though crying is part of babies’ communication, so be patient with that), and the mother having more sleep and smiling back at their baby!

With toddlers having gone through a complete different social way of being last year, also a session or two might help them to move on and forward to get more social with other kids without the fear that an invisible thing can cause the death of grandparents and other people!

The free help for adults who can do some breathing meditation or just breathing evening and morning if they can, might reach a different state of mind and cope with what is going on around the world right now with less fear of the what future holds! Remember as humans we have been through this before, in-fact the elderly have gone through this before and maybe they can share their way of seeing things now!

Click here for the free self help videos meditation and more

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R- Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Folic acid summarized facts

Folic acid intake is often connected to pregnancy and women, very few people know about the importance of folic acid for the health of the physical body, which include male and female health. I have summarized some of the key points below, including what you need to eat in order to get an adequate intake and absorption of folate.

Key points of folate and why is so essential to have it in our diet:

Folic acid intake is often connected to pregnancy and women, very few people know about the importance of folic acid for the health of the physical body, which include male and female health. I have summarized some of the key points below, including what you need to eat in order to get an adequate intake and absorption of folate.

Key point of folate and why is so essential to have it in our diet:

  • Mushrooms, green vegetables such as spinach, brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, turnip greens, swiss chard, kale and beet green. Brewer’s yeast contains the highest source in food, followed by black-eyed peas, rice germ, soy flour, wheat germ, beef liver, soy beans, and other beans. Fruits contain the least of them all.
  • Raw food is higher in folate, and cooking the food will reduce the folate content by 50 to 95%. There are now many cereal and foods that are fortified with folate or folic acid.
  • Absorption of folate also depends on other nutrients, such as zinc. Zinc deficiency could reduce the absorption of folate into the blood stream. One more essential key fact to be able to absorb folate properly is the health of the intestinal tract, where the folate binding protein is made so that folate can be transported into the body. Folate needs to be converted into the body to become folic acid and other compound for its multi-function use.  Among some of its functions, there is amino acid metabolism (making proteins from amino acid), and red blood cell formation.
  • Folic acid is essential for cells division, hence essential nutrient to have if you are planning for a baby.
  • It is part of reducing homocysteine level, together with B12 and B6, hence connection with prevention of heart disease,
  • Prevention of megaloblastic macrocytic anaemia. Folic acid is essential for the formation of the red blood cells.
  • Folic acid has been also connected to the health of the brain at any age, for men and women. Hence recommended intake at any age and gender!

It is recommended an intake of 400 to 550 microgram of folic acid per day to prevent any of the disorders that a deficiency would cause, as well as if you are planning to have a baby and during pregnancy. Vitamin C intake protect the loss and damage of folate.

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

WATER: The real gold of life!

Water is the most important treasure on earth, without drinking water you could die in about three days. If you are one of the many people that do not drink enough water, either you are a sedentary person or a sport person, here are some reasons for you to start drinking more of this precious liquid.

Why should we drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day?

Normally, approximately 2.5 litre of water is required each day for a fairly sedentary adult in a normal environment to replace the total loss of water that occurs though urine, faeces, skin and lungs (Naghii).

To replace the water loss about 1 to 1.2 litre needs to be in drinks, (manly water or cold herbal teas), 0.9 ml is taken through food and 0.3ml will be made by the body (oxidative metabolism) (William A. et al).

Effect of water restriction-

What happens if you don’t drink enough?

The following are a series of changes in a case of water restriction:

1-      Increase in pulse rate and in rectal temperature.

2-      Increase in respiration.

3-      Tingling and numbness of fingers and feet.

4-      Increase in concentration of blood

5-      Diminution of blood volume and more difficult circulation.

The difficulty and inadequacy of the circulation of blood under these conditions leads to difficult breathing, to gastro-intestinal upsets accompanied by nausea and appetite failure and eventually to difficulty in muscular movements and emotional instability. (Lloyd).

In an animal study, where water was restricted the animal were highly irritable and in some cases bad tempered (Lloyd).

Thirst

It has been shown that under intense activity a man will voluntarily drink only about half as much water as what is needed to replace his losses from sweating and urine. Only after food and rest does a person crave the water needed to replace the deficit. (Llyod)

Herbal teas

Ingestion of hot drinks may cause internal body temperature to rise, which will result in sweating in order to cool the body down. Hot drinks are sometimes used in medical practice when it is desired either to temporarily increase body temperature or induce sweating (Llyod). Therefore cold or cool drinks are preferred to hot drinks to replace fluid during the day, especially if the hot drinks are the only fluid daily intake.

In high intensity exercise and in competitive sports

In a sport or activity with duration of at least 30 minutes of continuous exercise, there is a risk of impaired performance and even health damage due to hypo hydration (low of water). Sweating is usually the form accounting for most water loss during exercise or high environmental temperatures. The major danger of low fluid intake during a high performance is dehydration. This fluid deficit can rapidly reach level that impede heat dissipation, reduce heat tolerance and severely compromise cardiovascular function and exercise capacity. Prolonged dehydration will lead to cell death and multiple cell losses can lead to the person’s death (Naghii).

The need for replacement of water will depend on the extent of the losses incurred during exercise. Ingestion of plain water for a short duration (less than 90 minutes) is enough to replace the water lost.

In high intensity activity and competition in ingestion of plain water in the post-exercise period results in a rapid fall in the plasma sodium concentration and in plasma osmolality (Maughan). The changes have the effect of reducing the stimulus to drink (thirst) and of increasing urine output, both of which will delay rehydration. Rehydration after the high activity can only be achieved if the sodium lost in seat is replaced a swell as the water (Maughan). There is no need to take any extra sodium tablets, unless dehydration is so severe, for most individuals the normal dietary intake of minerals is adequate to maintain sodium and electrolyte balance during repeated days of training (Wiliam A).it is sufficient to eat a salty food or food high in natural salt.

Sports drinks typically provide quantities of sodium, chloride and potassium (electrolytes), which can be drunk if in high activity or in competing in a hot environment.

Sugary drinks

During physical activities lasting less than 90 minutes, water is generally the beverage of choice, however, the inclusion of small concentrations of carbohydrate (6%-8% carbohydrate) have been shown to better sustain power output over water alone during physical activities that produce fatigue in 60 minutes or longer (William A.).

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

Long COVID symptoms what can you do?

After catching the virus December 2020 and feeling exhausted for 10 days after the virus, I understand what people are talking about when they say, they are still tired after they caught the virus or they have still some symptoms. Now as a nutritional therapist and a craniosacral therapist, the first thing I did is buying a really good multivitamin, Solgar V2000 was ready available and I used that for a month after my virus. At the beginning, I crashed it as that was easy for me to do and then took it whole. Always take a multivitamin with your breakfast. At the same time I had, extra vitamin C, a tip of a teaspoon (as it was biocare powder vitamin C/ and higher Nature powder vitamin C), 3 times a day. I drank plenty of water during the day, to replenish my loss of water and electrolytes during the illness. I took also Solgar multi-billion dophilus (they are dairy free), as my COVID affected my digestive system, including the taste buds. This to make sure to repopulate my intestine with friendly bacteria, this for 2 months after. I also took glutamine from higher nature, at empty stomach in the morning to help repair my intestinal tract. After 10 days of my virus I felt 80 per cent better. I also had a distance healing, similar to craniosacral therapy from another therapist, to check my midline and to ground me within my body. I felt off centered for some reason, and I could not re-center myself back. I was off center. The one thing that I noticed as a craniosacral therapist during my illness and after, when I felt tired, was that there was not energy going through my midline. I felt that was possibility I felt so tired. Nothing was moving, or very little.

My suggestion for anyone that has still long COVID and at the age that they are still working, or even retired and there is no obvious physical damage from the virus, to start taking the supplements above and have at least three sessions of craniosacral therapy or distance healing.

Remember you are worth it!

If you are in London, or even from distance online and distance healing you can look at my website at my professional experience and integrity and book your treatment! Without delay, so that you can start living the life that you want to live again!

http://www.nutritionhealth.net

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