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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.

Reference:

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.

For more information contact me on my email or my mobile.

esposito_m@yahoo.co.uk

Tel. 07956662954

www.nutritionhealth.net

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

Phobia and fears are two different things!

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Phobias such as phobias of spiders, snakes, lifts, high buildings, etc, are all part of one incidence that happen at one point or another in your life. It can be stemming from something that you do not remember, and it can be quite small, as you might have been a child when you got that fear.

Emotional fears are what we told ourselves to have, or they are from films, or books that you saw and read or from society, religion, worldwide fear, which we have been put on for the past two years, fears of insecurity, fears of success and fears of failure. Most of the fears can be dealt within our minds, as well as phobias, with Neurolinguistic Programming and the combination of craniosacral therapy with healing, will give you a makeover of your life that will get you to a path that you will enjoy and prosper. Look on my website for prices and more therapies to help you to achieve what you need to achieve in life, including nutritional health and immunity.

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

Nutritional value of figs

Black figs

The Ficus tree is same family of the mulberry tree. They are unusual in the fact that the fruit is like an inside out flower.

Some do not consider them vegetarian or vegan as a wasp might die in the inside of the fruit and the wasp metamorphosis into the fruit. Nothing will remain of the wasp, and it is a natural event, but many will not eat it for this reason. I suppose it would be the same for the wine, as in making the wine, wasps and insect will be in that boiling fermenting wine.

They have an opening called the “ostiole” or “eye”, that is not connected to the tree but that helps the fruits development, which communicate with the environment.

Figs are very sweet and they have a chewy texture as well to their skin and flesh. The crunchiness is due to the seeds that they are full of. The fresh figs do not last long, so needs to be eaten within few days or max a week. Hence, they are often dried, either by exposure to sunlight or through an artificial process.

My parents have three trees and hence my mum decided to dry them in the sunshine in Italy for the winter. My parents are the reason I became a nutritionist, I saw first-hand the nutritional value of food. Unfortunately, I did not get the same green finger!

Figs vary in color, from green to black and red purple, depending from their origins. Figs are from the Mediterranean and Middle East and they have been around for a long time.

The figs nutrients, apart for being a very good fibre source, they have high simple sugars (hence 1 fig is enough for the day), They are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese.

Eight to 10 figs will supply you with 249 calories, 9.8 grams of fiber and 47.9 grams of natural sugars from glucose and fructose, as well as 162 mg of calcium and 680 mg of potassium.

Figs are very good for the intestine, because they supply food for the friendly bacteria, they are alkaline foods, so good to balance your blood pH. The figs leaves have shown to reduce the insulin injection need. More research is needed for this, but good start. Someone, somewhere said that all the answer for our health is in nature! I think so too!

Reference: Michael Murray, “healing foods.”

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

Sage and Basil benefits, including supporting the immune system and the respiratory system

Sage benefit

Sage extract has been researched and studies for various conditions. It is one herb that my mother and her mother in turn used for many things, including hot flushes in menopause. My mum never had any hot flashes and I do not recall my grandmother having any either. My parents are the ones that unconsciously drove me to choose a nutritional degree here in England and being a therapist and caring for others, is from my mum side. Salvia (sage), as it is called in the official term is one of the largest genus of the plant Lamiaceae, which mint, basil, oregano, lavender, rosemary and thyme belong too. There many species of sage worldwide. It is mainly a Mediterranean herb, and it is used for teas and cooking. It is interesting that this herb meaning of the name from the Latin dictionary, means “to heal”. You can make teas from it, as I mention before and drink it few times a day, especially for menopause women and man with hot flashes. It has been studied to help with Alzheimer and memory, diabetes, liver detox, is an anti-inflammatory herb.

It has been used in the Europe in the past for:

Digestive issues;

Circulation;

Angina;

Bronchitis;

Coughs;

Asthma

Memory problems;

Mouth and throat inflammation;

Depression;

Hyperlipidemia

Excessive sweating (hot flashes);

It is a cleansing of the body and also the air and energy around you. If dried, sage is burned and it has been used for clearing the rooms of low and stagnant energy. It clears the air in a nutshell.

You can see how in the past and still in some Countries, are still used for certain ailments from people, instead of taking medications! This is a preventative herb as well as minor problems above, rather than a medication. In supplementation, can be used for more symptomatic problems. Warning: If you are taking any medication always consult an herbalist or your doctor before taking any sage supplement.

Reference: Lopresti A. L. (2016). Salvia (Sage): A review of its potential cognitive-enhancing and protective effects. Drugs in R&D; volume 17, pages53–64 (2017).

Basil benefit

Basil like sage belong to the same family of Lamiaceae. It is used in the meditarrenan culinary for many dishes, cooked and uncooked. Traditional it has been used as a medicinal herb for various ailments, such as:

  • headaches,
  • coughs,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • warts,
  • worms
  • kidney disorders.
  • Respiratory problems

It has been used also as an antimicrobial and antifungal as well as immunomodulator. In Italy basil is used with tomato sauces and on top of the toasted bread with fresh tomato as in the traditional “bruschetta”.

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

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). What can this therapy help you with?

NLP for conflicts (internal and external)

Internal conflict can keep you stuck in one place and keep you unable to move in one direction or another. What we do with NLP therapy, is to allow you to make a decision or have the right decision, not matter which one it is, to be made so that you can move forward. This is essential for your growth and mental wellbeing. In my clinic I will work with NLP and craniosacral therapy (if face to face sessions) or distance healing (if online sessions) to keep you moving.

NLP for motivation.

Motivation is essential for you to do what you want to do in life, in my practice, the motivation is for your health.

Eating well and losing weight easily. If you would like to be more motivated in eating well, exercise and keep your body, mind and soul healthy, then NLP and Nutritional Advice on starting your journey into health will be given.

If you would like to stop eating unhealthy food for you, NLP and nutritional advice is the therapy for you.

Stop smoking. If you want to stop smoking in a healthy way, NLP is amazing for you. I usually combine this with a nutritional advice and craniosacral therapy. Each session can be 1 hour or an hour and half. For NLP and Nutritional advice this can be done online as well as face to face.

Getting rid of phobias in one or two sessions with NLP (online or face to face). This is amazing for any type of phobias. Fear of flying, spiders, snails, heights, going in a lift, fear of snakes and more…

Changing old beliefs that no longer serve you anymore with NLP is also easy and keeps you moving in a direction that you want.

Dealing with emotions with NLP and craniosacral therapy. This combination has been used in the past year to get rid of the fears of the pandemic as well as old accumulated emotions from childhood. Sometimes some of the emotions have come been passed on from our ancestors due to past trauma and being imprinted in our memory cells, memories that have been passed on from our grandparents or even parents, if an imprint has been left. Amazing journey within that can have amazing results for your own wellbeing and moving forwards to your own path and directions in life!

Anchoring tools from NLP to anchor positive feelings and emotions to use any time that you have a need for them! This can be done online and or face to face.

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

Dealing with Phobias with Neuro-linguistic programming and craniosacral therapy

Fear seems to be one of our innate system that can either save us from danger or in our modern lives, keep us frozen in time. When a certain event that caused a strong fear, from childhood to adults, and that fear is reinforced day by day, then anxiety and phobias starts to arise. How we deal with our fears, it depends on our inner resources. Some people or children, might develop a phobia or anxiety attack in certain situation and others will be absolutely fine. This all depends on the unconscious and the memory that we retain. Quite often the negative fear memory or the event can be distorted and exaggerated by the mind. It depends on the internal support that that child or adult has and the external support. The negative fear loop can be changed in an adult by seeing the events in a different way and in a safe space. For children is reinforcing the safety of the event or possible danger with advice, e.g., if a child is scared of the dark, reassuring that child that is ok and he is safe even in the dark will help them waking up in the middle of the night terrorized if the light is off. This is a small example. In adults’ phobias can be stemming from a single event and reinforced every time that something triggered that memory. With NLP and CST, we work together in changing that memory so that the person feels ok.

For example, one of my clients was terrorized of snake, even if he saw them on a newspaper. We worked with Craniosacral therapy and NLP to reduce that fear, so that he could travel, with cautious but not terrorized of moving or travelling, where possibly snakes would be around. Obviously, he would be careful of not stepping into one, but he could see a film and read magazines, where snakes were presents, without triggering his fight and flight stress response or even a panic attack.

Where and how fear is sensed, which then could become a phobia:

  • Ears – a certain sound can trigger the fear from an event, e.g., if you grew up in a war zone and then moved away, fireworks or a car backfiring would trigger that stress/fear response.
  • Eyes – Seeing anything that would remind you of a certain event would trigger the stress/fear response (mainly the amygdala, a gland in our brain that senses fear and then send the signal to another gland (hypothalamus) for the stress response to be activated.
  • Touch – The sensation of touching something that reminds you of the fear, will lead again to that stress response.
  • Memory/unconscious or conscious: Just thinking of a particular event or similar would lead to the stress response.
  • Sensing/taste/smell: All this sensation will trigger the stress response to the event or similar situation that caused exaggerated fear.
  • Knowing/feel of energy around us: For the most sensitive people, that sense of knowing that something is dangerous will lead to that stress response.

The right amygdala seems to be more connected and activated with fear conditioning, while the left is more connected with the non-conditioning fears. The conditioning fears are the ones that were strengthen by society or growing up and the environmental circumstances, while the non-conditioning one could be related to one event or thought. Phobias are persistent fears of situations, activities, or even avoidance of people or gender. People with this type of fear, will work very hard to avoid it at all cost. In my life I have encountered people who were terrorized of feathers. This type of fear, could lead the person to stay indoors more often as feathers are very difficult to avoid from the birds and pigeons. There are children that are terrorized of dogs, even though they have never had a traumatic event. This could easily be reinforced by the responsible adults who might have had a bad experience with dogs themselves, or other religious reasons. Another example of phobias is taken a lift, or going through a tunnel. This again can be life restricting experience if not dealt with.

Fear conditioning has been studied in numerous species, from snails to humans.

  • In humans, conditioned fear is often measured with verbal report and galvanic skin response (the hair raises up in fear).
  • In other animals, conditioned fear is often measured with freezing (a period of watchful immobility) or fear potentiated startle (the augmentation of the startle reflex by a fearful stimulus).
  • Changes in heart rate breathing and muscle responses, and eventually panic attack, which will lead to phobias.

A number of theorists have argued that conditioned fear coincides substantially with the mechanisms, both functional and neural, of clinical anxiety disorders.

There is a direct relationship between the activation of the amygdala and the level of anxiety the subject feels. Fear responses can include freeze, startles and increase in heart rate and sweating.

People with exaggerated fears or phobias, quite often trigger a stress response, even by anticipating the possible event or conditioned that they are scared about. A person can be into a panic by just thinking that they will go through a tunnel the next day. Another possible scenario is meeting a manager at work that has caused constant stress, hence, the person might physically be ill all the time, when they need to meet the manager one to one or in a group session.

The solution, which is easy and long lasting, that I found works for many people with fears/phobia is Neuro-linguistic programming and craniosacral therapy together.

This might take one or more session to reboot the brain to settle in a more relaxed and balanced way. It depends on the history of the person on how long it will take to get to a balance state of mind.

The phobia might go on the first session, but the way a person deals with any emotional threat might take a bit more.

Book your first consultation by emailing Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) at esposito_m@yahoo.co.uk or calling her on 07956662954

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