krill oil what is the fuss about

Krill are tiny crustacean’s family that is found in abundance in the sea. The word krill in Norwegian means “young fry of fish”. It is the favorite food of Whales, seals, penguins, squid. One of the reasons that scientist and companies are trying to find a different source of oily fish so that do not deplete nature from its fish. Krill breed in a big quantity so it is easier to get the oil. Also the commercial breeding is done in the Southern Ocean of Japan. There are a lot of questions from public to know what is the difference now with the fish oil and the krill oil.  Few differences stand up from the benefit of fish oil. One is the Astaxanthin, an anti-oxidant, which is part of the carotenoid family of anti-oxidant. The carotenoid property in krill fish are due to the orange pigment color. [read more…]

Kiwi fruits nutritional value

Nutritional value of a kiwi:

Kiwi fruit is originated in China and was called (and still is there) Chinese Gooseberry. It was then imported to New Zeland where was named kiwi fruits. It is part of the Actinidia family (woody wine plants).

In the past 30 years as the kiwi fruit has been introduced to Europe and the rest of the world there has been an increase in allergy to the fruit. The allergy can be from a mild rash to anyphylatic shock which is more severe and needs immediate medical attention. Some people are allergic to the tree pollen and later develop an allergy to the fruit itself. For this reason it is suggestible not to introduce kiwi fruits before a year old in children that are prone to allergies or have parents that have any form of allergies, including peanuts, celery, tree nuts and seafood’s.

Who ever is not allergic or intolerant to the fruit though, should enjoy the fruit as much as they can as the nutritional value of the fruit is very high. [read more…]

Choices that we make in our lives

This is another knowledge that I have acquired since embracing a bit of Spirituality and working with cranio-sacral therapy, either receiving it or giving the treatment is  the importance and meaning of choices that we make in our life. Some choices are made for us and others we consciously make. Some are made because of fear of repercussion from our society and family and others because we are scared to make a mistake and we do not want to risk to be wrong or right sometimes. I found from my own [read more…]

Follow your heart

Since I started cranio-sacral therapy I have been told to feel from the heart when you work and opening the heart. I have been not understood that much until 2 years ago when I kept reading about spiritual books of all sorts and got my self a bit into healing for myself and now naturally using for my client. I was thinking about children and babies of now. Our generation and our parents were pretty much survivors of wars and therefore the priority was to teach the kids a survivor skills rather than teaching them to follow their heart in what they wanted to do for life. Some countries are still in that survivor mode and the teaching is still the same. Some have tried to mix with the modern now days world and are clashing because of that. [read more…]

Painful legs (cellulitis)

I found out with one of my very intuitive client that her painful legs, which in the past have been diagnosed as cellulitis where caused by eating wheat and gluten. She avoided eating wheat for a while and it was better but when she started reintroducing it they were painful again. By taking the wheat out the detox caused a bit more pain for few days but then she will be better. I treated her in the past with NAET but I think sometimes you need to treat the wheat and stay away from it as much as possible still, it is just so that the accumulation of wheat would not cause the inflammation in her thighs. Maybe it is the unbroken wheat which it is not broken down by the lack of the enzyme rather than an allergy itself. With the lack of enzymes there is much that you can do unless you add the enzyme to digest the wheat. Wheat has got two proteins that can cause the same damage, gluten and gliadin. Quite a lot of people are allergic to gliadin rather than the gluten itself. We would not have had made that connection if it wasn’t for my client being so intuitive in one of our Cranio-Sacral Sessions. I thank her for being so open to any possibility and for the help that we get during our sessions always…

Here is also what is the medical term for cellulitis, my client did not have a broken skin but inside deep into the skin is where [read more…]

MSG reaction again

Monosodium glutamate (MSG again)

Well after 3 years of being fine, again I went to meet my friends for a Chinese Christmas party. The last two years were great and fine.  This year again the MSG in the Chinese Restaurant was too much and in order to detoxifying it I had to take all the possible supplements to support my phase two liver detox and intestinal tract and drink plenty of water. That was not enough though as I had to treat myself for my migraines with cranio-sacral therapy in order to balance my body and feel less like a pendulum swinging from one side to another. It did work and I was fine. But it took me about a week to get rid of the MSG and feel myself again. I started having a knee ache that week as well, which it means the toxins were so much that my liver was not quick enough to eliminate. Well that is only MSG but it can be with any extra toxins during Christmas time, which can lead to headaches and feeling foggy brain and low in energy. In fact some of these symptoms can also be cause by sensitivities to food or drinks or any allergen. It really depends a lot on how your intestinal tract is and how fast the liver can detoxifying…

Cranio-sacral therapy and old patterns, traumas and new baby patterns

Craino-Sacral and Somato emotional release (it means releasing emotional trauma from the physical tissue) 

I now understand what John Upledger, in his book “Somato Emotional Release”, meant in memories from childhood, staying in your tissue and being stored in the cells that will affect the person in his/her choices in life unknown to them.

We all grow up, mostly with parents that had been told that as a parent you have absolutely every control over our children that they do not know anything and when we say so it is so! Quite a lot of us have grown up with that parenting, some less than others and some more than others. Our parents have no fault of their own, they were mostly on the survival mode and therefore no time to argue with kids of what is the best for them.

Their own upbringing and social environment meant that dealing with anything was pretty hard and in order to deal with what they needed to deal they had all the control of what was good or bad for the children, with no saying at all from us as children. This does not mean that is our parents fault for everything and blame everything on them, even though for some can be a choice and luckly now we have that choice and understanding. Here is the link to what effects that early life would make on the future kids, from birth to two years old it is the most important time for their neurons to form on the most positive way of seeing themselves and others and their experience in life: click here to read about that. Even during pregnancy the fetus start hearing the mother and father voices and would recognize a book that you would read over and over again after their birth, as well as any of the song that you would sing or listen too. By the time of 26 weeks they can hear all that, but even before that they can feel your hands or the father hands or anybody else who loves them!

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Resveratrol in grapes and wine Plus – Nutrition and Cranio-Sacral therapy news

I was researching resveratrol and it is amazing how many benefits it has been connected too. It is not only a powerful antioxidant but much more. Resveratrol (RSV) is a phytochemical found in the skin of grapes and particularly the red grapes. A phytochemical is a chemical that may affect the health but it is not considered an essential nutrient. RSV has been shown to positive effect on inflammation, platelet and as it has also been shown to have a phytoestrogen effect, it might help to prevent breast cancer caused by the oestrogen. Phytoestrogens have shown to inhibit cancer formation and growth, reduce cholesterol levels and have some benefits in preventing osteoporosis, especially after menopause. RSV is mainly known as powerful antioxidant which has been shown to help prevent the destruction of the vascular endothelium. RSV is high in red wine and this has been indicated to be the reason for the so called French paradox, where in certain region of France, people drink more red wine and the mortality from coronary heart disease is lower than any other region. RSV has also been shown (in animals studies) to increase aerobic capacity (energy created in the mitrochondria, which is part of our cells that make our energy). RSV induces the genes for oxidative phosphorylation and mitochondrial biogenesis and it has been shown to protect the animal against a diet-induces obesity and insulin resistance. So do we now start drinking a lot more of red wine or should we eat other healthy food which contains this nutrient. Well a glass of red wine a day might help, but more than that it starts to counteract the good effect of the RSV nutrients, so not worth drinking much more because of that. Eating red grapes might be good but too much of eat would give you a running for the toilet and feeling of bloating, therefore moderation on this too. RSV is made synthetically from the Japanese plant knotweed for the supplements production. Well I think drinking a glass of really good red wine few times a week, or everyday with your food, some grapes and maybe adding some supplements if there is a history of heart problems might have a good effect on preventing some of the disorders mentioned above.

Hearburn – Nutrition and cranio-sacral thearapy News

Triggers factors

  • Heavy meals
  • Lying down or bending after a meal
  • Eating immediately prior to exercise
  • Prior esophageal surgery
  • Esophageal stricture (narrowing of the esophagus)
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Alcohol intake

Sign and symptoms

Heartburn — a burning sensation under the sternum in the chest — is the primary symptom of GERD. Heartburn often occurs after a meal and worsens at night, when you are lying flat. It is more likely to occur following a heavy meal, or if you bend, lift, or lie down just after eating.

Other symptoms of GERD include:

  • Regurgitation of food
  • Belching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chronic cough, wheezing
  • Sore throat, hoarseness or change in voice, difficulty swallowing
  • Chest pain

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The Importance of Your Liver – Nutrition and Cranio-Sacral therapy news

The importance of liver

The liver is quite often forgotten by people or not thought about at all. Even though the liver is the only organs that can regenerate, when it cannot cope with too much work, you can start feeling it by having spots on your face or forehead, feeling sluggish, having headaches and feeling tired and having the feeling of being spaced out. Even if you are eating healthy but loosing weight for any reason the liver is the one that will have to do a lot of the work by eliminating all the toxins freed by the fat cells or any cell. The liver also is the one that makes protein that you need for repair of cells as well as transforming excess sugar into fat for storage. It is the major detox organ for drugs, hormones, as well as being the organ where vitamin D is activated. The liver is also a storage place for some of the vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E, K, and B12.  Now it is Christmas time again and time for Christmas parties and overindulgence of alcohol based drinks and overeating time. It is good to have fun but think of your liver as well. So even though you do not want to miss out on a Christmas party, take few steps to help your liver to cope with the extra work. Take some extra vitamin B, vitamin C, as well as milk thistle, dandelion root tea or tincture. Drink water between alcoholic drinks, fruits such as mandarins, and other seasonal fruits, as well as vegetables such as chicory salad, fennel, beetroots, artichokes, rockets, watercress, cabbage family and radicchio. If you drink water between the alcohol you will not drink as much and you will still have plenty of fun. Eat some food with your alcohol, which helps with reducing the effect of the alcohol. By taking the few steps above you can still have fun without the feeling that you need a month to feel good again after your parties. And most of all enjoy yourself…