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Losing weight, why I do not want to touch it, unless people are willing to work on themselves first?

Many people want to lose weight, especially if they feel that their weight is out of control. Now for many people who want to lose weight, they usually achieve it, if there is no underlying issue. Since I was at University, about 20 years ago, I did not want to work with weight loss. There reason for that is that many of the people who had a weight problem, nutrition or eating was not the only problem. The majority of them had other issues. For some of them, was due to stress, which it meant that they would accumulate weight on the abdomen, as the cortisol was up all the time and cortisol promotes the accumulation of fat around the abdomen. This is the most serious weight problem as this will eventually lead to heart disease and diabetes type II. The reason is that cortisol and sugar and bad eating habits go hand to hand. The person is stressed out, drinks a lot of coffee, or sugary foods or fried and salty foods. Quite often they eat out or they eat little, however, as I mentioned above they drink coffee, teas, and or red bull, coca cola or similar drinks to get some of the fuel that the brain and body needs to function. Some extreme ones on top of the stress at work, they run or do some very powerful adrenaline driven exercise, so on top of that there is more physical and mental stress. So, the cycle goes on. For other people, they eat absolutely very healthy, however, if you look at the amount of carbohydrates they eat, is quite high, some are vegetarian, but just non-eating meat and fish rather than having the protein from the beans, lentils, tofu, eggs etc., or eat a lot of cheese.

Now I do not deal with weight loss itself, however I deal with possible allergy and possible emotional problems which leads the person to make different choice of food and lifestyle. So, the vegetables are in more, the varied diet is in, the less carbohydrate, sugar and sugary foods are in. By working with craniosacral therapy, the emotional toxic also goes away, which it means, reducing the stress level and the cortisol level. With the cortisol level, down, the person sleeps more, the body and mind gets more rests, and the sugar cycle goes down as well, as they crave less sugar and sugary foods, wants to eat more healthy foods that are suitable for them, they want to do more gentle exercises such as Pilate, yoga, swimming, gentle walks in the park, their lifestyle gets better as they slow down. Every part of their lives rush goes down. They can feel more what they are doing to their body, they can feel more how they are on the physical level and their emotional and mental state. Which it means, they can also see where they are at in their life, what else they want to do, what stops them doing it, what negative toxic energy they can eliminate or disperse, and they lose weight!

In the scientific term, there is the Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which connects the brain to the adrenal stress response and then connects or disconnects the brain to the digestive system, which it means, that if the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is on, the digestive system is off. This leads to people non-digestive their food properly, stress results in inflammation, which can also lead to liver overload, constipation, leaky gut, complex foods entering the blood stream, the immune system reacting to complex foods and then strong allergies reactions occurs. And the cycle goes on and on, till the stress cycle is reduced and all is balanced again.

So, emotions, mental and diet all go together. I have seen two studies mentioned in my reference that have tried to have people who have either diabetes II or obesity, change their lifestyle with either diet and exercise and mindfulness classes or no mindfulness classes. What I was drawn to is not only the fact of people needed to recognise their own emotions and deal with them but the fact that one of the requisite to be part in the study is willing to change their diet and lifestyle and many did not want to give up or change things around!

My opinion of a successful treatment and consultation and outcome of that consultation is when the person is ready to choose to get better, when they are ready to change everything to get better, including regarding themselves as the most important person in their life! And that they are worth their own healing and health as much as anybody else!

Reference:

  1. Daubemnier J. et al (2011). Mindfulness Intervention for Stress Eating to Reduce Cortisol and Abdominal Fat among Overweight and Obese Women: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of Obesity. Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 651936,
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/651936
  2. Saslow LR et al (2017). An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Med Internet Res. Feb 13; 19 (2): e36.

The workshops are on Monday the 31st of July 2017 from 6.30-8.30 – London

Monday the 7th of August from 6.30-8.30 – London

Monday the 14th of August 6.30-8.30 London

click here to book and know more venue will be set near the time

You need to be committed to all 3 of them to sign up.

(c) copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist

What does it mean to be free for you?

What does it mean to be free for you?

For me is being myself, knowing fully who I am, how I am feeling physically and emotionally and spiritually at all time.

How long it took me to get here, about 45 years!

When did I start knowing my self-deep down and dealing with all my issue? About 12 years ago.

Where did I start? From going back, a bit into my life and reflecting on my choices in all parts of my life, then starting to heal the parts that needed to be healed.

Started to recognizing where I was and if I knew how I was.

About 7 Years ago, I discovered the philosophy of life, the more spiritual part of life in a non-religious way. I read books that made me think about how I was and how I was dealing with my life in general. I went to a non -violent communication course when my communication with my young son was becoming a struggle.

I got to the conclusion that I had to learn how I was feeling at all time, if I wanted to teach my son to learn how he was feeling at all times, so that we would not get into each other nerves or journey.

I had to learn that my son feelings were not bad, even when he was angry, as that would warn me that something else was bothering him. So, I had to help getting that out of him, even though he could not see it and I could see it clearly, I still had to show him how to get there.

It is still on going after many years, as the more they grow, the more help they need emotionally, so that they can get stronger on their path. Well hopefully that is what I am doing.

My parents, as many other parents, did a very good job raising us, however, teaching how to deal with different emotions was not one of them, as at their time, priority and survival was the main things and kids had to just do what they were told, with no saying in anything that mattered to them at all!

Now do not get me wrong, as kids needs discipline and guidance throughout their life, however they do have a saying into their future, and what we need to teach them is learning how they feel at all time, and to support them in many of their choices. If some of the choices they make are not right, then they will learn them on their own accord. This includes also their choice of friends that they want into their lives. Some will be for life and some will be just there for a short time, till they will never see or hear them ever again.

The above is the reason I am running the workshops for all and not only for therapists, as in my many of us needs to know how they feel at all time, so that they get to know who they are, what they are capable of and what they would like to really do with their life!

The workshops are on Monday the 31st of July 2017 from 6.30-8.30 – London

Monday the 7th of August from 6.30-8.30 – London

Monday the 14th of August 6.30-8.30 London

click here to book and know more venue will be set near the time

You need to be committed to all 3 of them to sign up.

(c) copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist

 

Do you know what emotions are you feeling when you eat sweet or savory?

I went for a healing workshop two weeks ago and I had to feel the other person emotions and how he was from a distance. This was our practice. I was quite ungrounded the time I got there, as I got lost simply for a small mistake, I did not listen to my intuition to go the right way. Anyway the time I got there, was 30 minutes late, I did not ground enough, or I could not manage to really be there present. I managed maybe 70%, which you can still function and be ok. So what I picked up from the other person was anger, frustrations at the shoulder and liver. He was not aware of it, he was not aware also that I felt that his elimination path was bloacked. The person was more concerned of the fact that he wanted to get to his destination quicker than he was. He was not doing much healing for himself and he just wanted to leap to his destination. That what I felt. I think most people in the course kept telling him that he needs to do the work and go through a journey before getting there, however in each session he has been asking when he is going to reach his destination!

The person does not look like he eats healthy food all the time or does exercise, however, he feels that he is ready to inspire people to do better. As soon as I finished the course, I went towards my car and I got lost on foot, that is how ungrounded I felt. And on top of that, I really wanted something salty and unhealthy, I could not stop that craving in anyway. So I got vegetable crisps, and I really went for it. At night I was very itchy on the shoulder where I felt the anger from the other person. So I managed to let go of his energy and stay in mine with what I usually do and get to know why I was ungrounded. I managed to get it two days later. I finally got to the point of my own anger and frustration and why I picked up somebody else anger and kept it!

When I feel a bit down, I usually crave for sugar and sugary foods. I try to choose things that are as healthy as possible or make my own, however I keep working on my emotions and see what is bothering me. And most of the time I can get there by myself and other times I go to have my own treatment so that the other therapist can pick up for me what is going on. And quite often, I know what it is prior to the session, I just need that support for myself.

When I felt in the past very tense and unable to be flexible, I would not eat much and then I would get so hungry and eat everything in my site, quite often something solid, that would really fill me up, sometimes would be a big salad with chicken and some bread and sometimes it would be a sandwich.

So what are you craving? and what is your emotions?

If you would like to know more about your own emotions, the 3 workshops that I am running are going to teach you to know how you feel, to be present and grounded and learn that each emotions, negative or positive are as worth as each other!

The workshops are on Monday the 31st of July 2017 from 6.30-8.30 – London

Monday the 7th of August from 6.30-8.30 – London

Monday the 14th of August 6.30-8.30 London

click here to book and know more venue will be set near the time

You need to be committed to all 3 of them to sign up.

(c) copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Heal your past, live in the present, dream of your future!

The above is what I think is a mast, to change our lives and dream higher that we possibly think we could. How do we achieve this? By healing our past, living in the present, and dreaming of positive and fearless future, which is a combination to live your dreams!

Do you know how you feel? Are you integrated enough?

I went again to a life coaching workshop. It is my second time with this particular person, and every time I go, I know that he is using his intuition to work with people. He did a grounding exercise before he started to introduce himself, he wanted the people in the room to be grounded enough to hear what he was talking.

The first time I went to his workshop, I had no idea why I was there, then when he started talking, I knew why. He does exactly the same thing that I have been doing for the past 26 years as a therapist, he goes deeper that just what the person is complaining about. The fact is that any arising problem with any given person, did not just all of the sudden, they started way before a person complain of the issue that they have. The issue of imbalance starts possibly from birth, if you had a traumatic birth, and certainly, somewhere from birth to where you are at this moment.

We all have and had some form of trauma, in some way or another, big or small, it does not matter. Quite a lot of us, because of the past times and going through a lot of wars, have not had the guidance to know how to deal with our emotions, or even recognise them. Lots of young people still don’t. Some of us, were lucky enough to want to learn to deal with our emotions and know what we feel at all time. Some are still struggling with acknowledging and recognising them. If you have children, you might be struggling to understand them and therefore, either shut your emotions down, or shut theirs down. So, the cycle starts again and again. This is not just one Country problem, it is a World Wide problem.

Hence my decision to run workshops to help people to recognise some of their emotions, by feeling their body, knowing when they are grounded and not grounded, knowing what emotions make them ungrounded. We will work with few things. I have put down a plan to work with all the systems that I know I can work with, physical, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, which includes the chakras systems and colours.

Emotions are often connected to some parts of our body, and in the following workshops you are going on feeling your body and see what it says to you.

Specific organs are connected to specific emotions, and vice-versa.

If you would like to go one to one, than craniosacral therapy is for you, if you are beyond that and you would like to share your emotions and experience with more than one person, than the workshops are for you!

Click here to read more and to book. You need to be committed to all three of them to get the benefit of what you can achieve. © Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist

 

Nutritional value of papaya

Papaya Latin name Carica papaya, is one of the most nutritious fruits around. It is orange inside with seeds that can be eaten if you have a smoothie maker. The taste is sweet and tangy. The sweeter ones are the ones with wrinkle skin, it seems, and the sweeter it is the more nutritious it is. Papaya comes from Central America, originally, and then was passed on to India, Africa and Philippines and then Hawaii, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Christopher Columbus called the fruit the fruit of the Angels, maybe for its sweet taste.

Papaya has a high amount of vitamin C, carotenes (because of the orange colour) and flavonoids, which are antioxidants. The fruit is high in folic acid, vitamin E and A, potassium and dietary fiber. The good thing about papaya is that also contains high enzymes that digest proteins, which is called papain, similar to bromelain enzyme in the pineapple fruit. Papain is highest in the unripe fruit. It is used in many supplements and to tender the meat as well.

The health benefit of papaya is the same as any other great wonderful fruits, because of the antioxidants, the digestive enzyme and potassium, and fiber, helps with [read more…]

Do you know how you feel? How integrated are you? Workshop for all

This workshop is for people who have made the choice to change their present way of dealing with life into a more positive ones. This workshop is for people who are not scared of challenging themselves and know that any change could be hard but rewarding at the end.
In this workshop we are dealing with deep emotional issues, connection to the current lifestyle and food and drink choices according to our emotions, or exercise choices.
If you book for this workshops you agree to allow yourself to start healing your yourself and your life.
How do you feel?
The workshops will include what stress does to the physical and mental body, and what physical pain can also lead to unbalance of the body and un grounded.
Do you know if you are fully integrated or not? Are you too much into the logical mind?
What emotions can you recognise in yourself?
Do you know how you feel at all times?
If things around you go all over the place, do you know how you feel and what is causing the havoc around you?
Knowing how you feel, acknowledging that feeling and dealing with it, is a way of knowing yourself and going for what you really meant to do. Changing the low frequency feeling into positive ones.
Fears, anger, frustration, sadness, grief, happiness, joy, and more feelings.
What are your needs? Conversation with your unconscious/self, to know what is really going on. Quieten your mind, however honouring what is bothering you, and deal with it! This is a key to move forward.
Grounding exercises, and connection to our inner self.
Knowing where our family came from, will give us an ideas of what beliefs and fears we have carried on from our childhood to the present time.
This workshop is a way of acknowledging how we feel at any time and dealing with that particular feeling without ignoring it or running away from it.
Physical pain can be a trapped emotion, and vice versa a traumatic physical injury can impact our emotions. Starting from our birth.
This is a 3 evenings workshop of 2 hours each, more can be added if needed.
Each evening is 2 hours and it is 25 pounds for workshop, for a total of 75 pounds, you need to be committed to all three of them to book and to get the best results.

  • The first one will be Monday the 31st of July at 6.30pm
  • The second one is Monday the 7th at 6.30pm
  • The third one is Monday the 14th at 6.30pm

 

Venue London, to be announced near the time.
There is no refund once you book, however you can find a substitute for the first workshop only.
We will discuss also the 7 main chakras and their colours, and how each of them can affect different parts of your lives if blocked or unbalanced.
The workshops are a combination of my clinical experience, research and various workshops in varied fields.

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) see my clinical and studies around my website.

 

To book for this workshop either pay directly via paypal by clicking on the button below





Payment via bank transfer: Maria Esposito TSB  code 308472 account 24603860
or cheque (email Maria Esposito if want to make the payment in this way).

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral therapist

Do you know how you feel? how integrated are you? workshops for all

This workshop is for people who have made the choice to change their present way of dealing with life into a more positive ones. This workshop is for people who are not scared of challenging themselves and know that any change could be hard but rewarding at the end.
In this workshop we are dealing with deep emotional issues, connection to the current lifestyle and food and drink choices according to our emotions, or exercise choices.
If you book for this workshops you agree to allow yourself to start healing your yourself and your life.
How do you feel?
The workshops will include what stress does to the physical and mental body, and what physical pain can also lead to unbalance of the body and un grounded.
Do you know if you are fully integrated or not? Are you too much into the logical mind?
What emotions can you recognise in yourself?
Do you know how you feel at all times?
If things around you go all over the place, do you know how you feel and what is causing the havoc around you?
Knowing how you feel, acknowledging that feeling and dealing with it, is a way of knowing yourself and going for what you really meant to do. Changing the low frequency feeling into positive ones.
Fears, anger, frustration, sadness, grief, happiness, joy, and more feelings.
What are your needs? Conversation with your unconscious/self, to know what is really going on. Quieten your mind, however honouring what is bothering you, and deal with it! This is a key to move forward.
Grounding exercises, and connection to our inner self.
Knowing where our family came from, will give us an ideas of what beliefs and fears we have carried on from our childhood to the present time.
This workshop is a way of acknowledging how we feel at any time and dealing with that particular feeling without ignoring it or running away from it.
Physical pain can be a trapped emotion, and vice versa a traumatic physical injury can impact our emotions. Starting from our birth.
This is a 3 evenings workshop of 2 hours each, more can be added if needed.
Each evening is 2 hours and it is 25 pounds for workshop, for a total of 75 pounds, you need to be committed to all three of them to book and to get the best results.
The first one will be Monday the 31st of July at 6.30.
The second one is Monday the 7th at 6.30 & 3rd one is Monday the 14th at 6.30pm
Venue London, to be announced near the time.
There is no refund once you book, however you can find a substitute for the first workshop only.
We will discuss also the 7 main chakras and their colours, and how each of them can affect different parts of your lives if blocked or unbalanced.
The workshops are a combination of my clinical experience, research and various workshops in varied fields. Maria Esposito BSc (Hons)

 

To book for this workshop either pay directly via paypal by clicking on the button below




Payment via bank transfer: Maria Esposito TSB  code 308472 account 24603860 or cheque (email Maria Esposito if want to make the payment in this way).

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral therapist

Zeolite for detoxyfing metals and bacteria. What is it and does it work?

Zeolite for heavy metals without upsetting the other nutrients

When I went to Italy last Christmas, my brother in law who works with metals all the long and he has done that for many years, wanted me to help to order a product called zeolite. I have not heard of it before, so I researched it a bit to see what was about the product that is so special. In the past, he had reduced his high metals in his body by taking glutathione. Chlorella is also the most advertised and researched for the elimination of the metals in the human body. However even with chlorella you need to know which one is the best one for it and any metal detox needs to be done under supervision, as if you remove toxins from your skin or tissues, you need to have products that mobilize them and takes them out of your blood stream and from the gut into the elimination side.

What is zeolite? It is part of the allumino silicate family and it has a shape to capture any other metals that you might have in the blood or skin. It has been used by medical health practitioner for detoxification. Zeolite is part of the clinoptilolites metals minerals, from volcanic minerals, and there are about 140 types of natural zeolites and about 150 of synthetic ones (Laurino C. et Palmieri B.) It is also a wide spread form of detoxification for animals. It seems that it removes metal toxins from animal as well as being an antioxidants and an anti-diarroetic as well as antibacterial and anti-acid in some studies of human origins. However most of the research have been done on animals, rather than humans and taking zeolite for a long time, are not suggested as there is no research on possible side effects or taking it for a long time. However, zeolite in the natural form or modified for human consumption, could be tried, if a person works with heavy metals or in dusty condition, at least for a month, to see if the metals and dusty particles can be reduces. I would not recommend given it to children as anything that has not been study enough.

For any of the products for the elimination of the metals, you need to have a full colon support so that your stools eliminate quite a lot of the metals. Your kidneys also needs to function well, and maybe combine it all with a very good sauna, to eliminate toxins from your skin as well.

 

Laurino C. et Palmieri B. (2015). Zeolite. “The magic Stone; main nutritional environmental, experimental and clinical fields of application”. Nutr. Hosp. Aug 1;32(2):573-81.

New Year resolution! Have a craniosacral therapy, change your life!

New Year resolution! Have a craniosacral therapy for yourself or suggest it to a friend or family, that would change their life in a more positive and constructive way! From babies to elderly!

  • I spend Christmas in Italy this year as usual, and usually my mum would think of everything and spoil everyone with her food and attention.
  • This year she was the one that needed lots of attention, after a heart operation. Everything went well, however, the post-traumatic stress and mainly fear of dying, made her more vulnerable and fearful of dying!
  • I was working with her grounding and integrating her body and soul again, as well as dealing with her shock and trauma, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
  • No medication could calm her down, or get rid of the fear of something would go wrong, or for every single symptom that she had, she wanted to check with every single doctor that it was ok.
  • When I first got there, our first trip was to the doctor, as she was in pain from her arthritis, even though they gave her the right medication beforehand, she would not take it or do anything about it. So, we had to go to a doctor that she really trusted, which first gave her something else, which did not work very well, then went back to what she had before after few days.
  • The difference between the first day that I saw her and few days later, was that she was more grounded and more integrated in herself, with less shock or memory of the operation and therefore she took the first line of medication that she had to take.
  • Now if it was me I would have done all naturally, however my mother has many fears and she is not quite used to take everything naturally, and as I am not there all the time, she took what she had to take. Before the operation, she was on homeopathic remedies and supplements for her arthritis and was working very well. However, after the operation and due to her fears, that did not work anymore. She will be back on them later, I am sure.
  • What I did with her, was every day and bit at the time, working on her with CST for a gentle release of the shock and trauma, and balance her up again, so that she would think a bit more logically on her health again, and not be so scared of everything.
  • Everybody saw the difference after two days and they recognised my mum as the person she was before the operation.
  • At the end of the week, she was almost back to normal, even though she has a bit to go, she can now deal with things with less fears!

© copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons)

Why do I suggest to have smoothies instead of juice?

Would a freshly made juice be better than nothing? Or healthier than the fizzy drinks that you buy?

In theory, yes, it is healthy if you drink a small cup of it, however, if it is all that you drink, then it can be more damaging as a juice will get rid of the fibre in the fruits and vegetables, which is the one that would slow down the release of fruit sugar in the body. Also, most of vitamins and minerals would be found just under the skin of the fruits and for the vegetables you might not get the full nutrients that they have.

If you need to make a change or decide to do a two day off juicing for detox for the new year, have smoothies instead, as that would deliver more of the nutrients that you need and it will be released slower;

Especially if in your genetic make-up there is diabetes, or insulin problems. In this way there is no sudden raise of sugar in your blood steam as you would get with the juice. Your blood sugar level will be more balanced and you will not have that craving of another sweet thing or juice after 1 hour!

A good smoothie machine, such as the Nutribullet or similar, is ideal, however any smoothie machine will do. You can add carrots or any other green vegetables in there, with nuts or seeds with orange squeezed juice and or water if you are allergic to citrus foods.

You can also use yogurt of any kind such as soya yogurt, coconut yogurt or normal yogurt if you are ok with dairy. This is ideal also for children as they would get greens and fruits together and get used to the taste.

Sample of a healthy smoothie:

  • Two squeezed oranges (for two people) or add 3 mandarins, or yogurts of any kind
  • A quarter pomegrade, cut the inside (it is a bit messy so do that in a sink)
  • Few nuts or seeds of any kind (such as walnuts, brazil, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflowers seeds, almond nuts, cashew nuts, etc.).
  • Organic apple 1 or 1 pear (you can wash it very well if not organic)
  • Spinach or kale (if you have a good blender) (optional)
  • 1 carrot whole (washed and peeled)
  • 1 squeezed lemon (optional) with grated zests of lemon and oranges (very very healthy to have) (wash them well first even with soap if they have wax on).
  • Blueberry if in season or frozen mixed berries a couple of tablespoons.
  • Add two teaspoons of honey (optional) (no other type of sugar)
  • You can add ices for adults if you want too. Enjoy it, you can change any of the fruits and vegetables according to the taste.

© copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons)

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