Bruce Lipton - How to Reprogram the Patterns in Your Mind

I had the pleasure of meeting Bruce Lipton back in 2005 where he was a guest speaker for the day. If you get the chance to attend one of his presentations I would recommend it. He has such insight and is so passionate.
In this video he talks about energy psychology and how the subconscious is responsible running underlying programs in our life. To identify and resolve these programs he mentions BodyTalk is one of the few therapies available that can resolve these programs.

Excessive Histamine

Could your headaches and migraines be associated to the foods that you are eating? Do you experience a runny or itchy nose after eating certain foods? Perhaps your cheeks flush red after you drink alcohol. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you may have an intolerance to histamine

Histamine is a chemical within the body that is responsible for many major functions including, the process of communicating messages to the brain, assisting the digestion process through the release of stomach acids, and assists immune response after am injury or allergic reaction occurs. When levels of histamine within the body are excessively high, these functions can be implicated.

The Role of Diet:
Levels of Histamine could be high due to the enzyme (DAO) responsible for breaking down this chemical, being prevented by excessive amounts of histamine-rich foods. If the body is unable to break down histamine from foods consumed, it can enter the bloodstream, causing an immune response. 

Below, there is a list of some high and low histamine foods: 

Some High-Histamine Foods:

  • Fermented dairy products, such as cheese, yoghurt, sour cream.

  • Sauerkraut

  • Pickles

  • Kombucha

  • Tomatoes

  • Eggplant

  • Vinegar

  • Fermented or cured meats – sausages, salami

  • Spinach

  • Wine, beer, champagne, and other alcoholic drinks

  • Chocolate

  • Avocados

Some Histamine Lowering Foods:

  • Apples

  • Almonds

  • Kale

  • Broccoli

  • Beans

  • Ginger

  • Peas

  • Zucchini

  • Carrots

  • Cauliflower

  • Brussels Sprouts

  • Coconut

  • Chai

  • Blueberries

  • Quinoa

Some symptoms that may suggest an intolerance to histamine are:

  • Headaches/migraines  

  • Sinus and nasal congestion

  • Fatigue

  • Hives

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Irregular menstrual cycles

  • Digestive issues

  • Dizziness

  • Unexplained bloating

Some ways in which you can treat a histamine intolerance include, a change in diet to foods that are low in histamine, 7-8 hours of sleep a night, daily exercise, and relaxation techniques, including breathing exercises and meditation. These strategies will all assist in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

References and Further Reading:
https://www.healthline.com/health/histamine-intolerance#causes
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322543.php
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11175/everything-you-need-to-know-about-histamine-intolerance.html
https://theceliacmd.com/articles/histamine-intolerance-causing-symptoms/
 

Improving Your Immune System to Reduce Allergic Reactions

Obviously, if someone is experiencing a severe allergic reaction that is life threatening, call 000 as quickly as possible.

People can experience an allergic reaction when their immune system responds to something in the environment, usually a foreign body that can’t be absorbed or processed by the individual. How people react and the specific source of their allergies, is a highly individualised event that varies from person to person.

Sharing the same genetic code, as for example siblings do, is no guarantee that one or both will suffer from the same allergic reaction.

Some of the most common allergens are found in

·         Medication

·         Food

·         Insect bites

·         Mould spores

·         Dust mites

·         Pollen

Reactions to allergies vary depending on the degree of sensitivity of the person. Whilst some allergic reactions are mild and barely noticeable, others are seriously life threatening.

We are hearing more frequently about children being allergic to packaged foods. Peanut butter, for example, a seemingly innocent sandwich spread, is now widely recognised as a risk factor and is banned from lunchboxes across Australia schools as a potential hazard.

For someone who experiences a severe reaction to a common item such as peanut butter, it can be necessary to carry an EpiPen at all times, just in case the airways close over due to unforeseen contact. Without the life-saving EpiPen there is a real risk of not being able to breathe.

Some of the more general signs of allergic reactions are:

·         Asthma

·         Swelling

·         Rashes

·         Itching

·         Runny nose

·         Sneezing

Obviously, the easiest way to avoid an allergic reaction is to stay away from the allergen. This, however, is not always possible because they often remain largely invisible until it’s too late after the reaction has started. The spores of pollen and mildew are microscopic in size, so they are not easy to detect with the naked eye. Someone with specific allergies, however, will quickly pick up their presence, with little time to be ready.

A simple way to improve the immune system is to eat a wide variety of whole foods as a regular part of your diet. Real food and plenty of it helps the body to digest a maximum amount of nutrients, which in turn protect us from disease and inflammation. Our gut microbiome is designed to work with us to utilise our waste products as we extract the goodness from our food.

Another simple strategy we can use is to ensure that the body is well hydrated. When we drink plenty of water, toxins and allergens get flushed from our cells. The body needs water to be able to keep all the fluids circulating, including the lymphatic system which acts to dispose of dead cells, antibodies and toxins.

BodyTalk has an effective treatment with the Body Chemistry technique. By energetically aligning the reactive substance with the body, it’s possible to rebalance the activity of the immune system to reduce the reaction. By relaxing the inflammatory responses, the body remains calm and able to function at its optimal peak.

A number of other techniques in the BodyTalk system can be useful to improve your immune system so it can reduce the potential reaction to foods, etc. and these rely on the individual priorities for the person seeking relief.

Talk to us today to see how we can help your immune system.

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Relieve Pain by Using These Non-Invasive Techniques

You might be surprised to hear that pain has a purpose, beyond making us feel terrible. It draws attention to inflammation and injury by demanding focus to the area that needs support. Without treatment, pain can linger for days, weeks, and sometimes even months. Pain interferes greatly with your quality of life and hinders your performance in almost everything.

 Therefore, it is extremely important that you try to find relief from pain as quickly as you can. We advise you not to let pain overstay its welcome. Try to nip it in the bud quickly.

We are lucky to live in an age where there are countless methods to get relief from pain. We would recommend you consider treatment options that are simple and naturally effective. Anyone who is familiar with BodyTalk will know to Tap Out Your Cortices. This simple technique can bring instant relief when we hurt ourselves, by calming the mind and reducing the reactivity quickly.

BodyTalk Practitioners are experts in using a number of non-invasive techniques to make sure that their clients get relief from severe pain as soon as possible. If you are someone who doubts the effectiveness of using non-invasive techniques to relieve pain, we can reassure you that once you experience your own BodyTalk treatment, you will realise how genuinely helpful and supportive these sessions are.

No one wants to go through a painful and costly invasive procedure or take pills regularly to relieve pain.

Here are a few non-invasive techniques that are worth looking into to get relief from severe pain.

Hot and Cold Packs

This tried and tested method works like a charm. You can buy a cold and hot pack to relieve pain from certain parts of your body like knees, shoulders, lower back, neck, and various other parts.

Alternatively, you can also request your BodyTalk Practitioner to “Tap out your Reciprocals”.

Gentle Movement

Gentle movements, breath control, and breathing exercises are heavily prevalent in techniques used by moderate practices like tai chi and yoga. You can strengthen your muscles, build stronger bones and relieve pain by correctly following gentle movement routines on a regular basis.

Mind-body Techniques

Mind and body techniques combine breathing exercises with mindfulness and meditation. When we are in a state of stress, we start to shallow-breathe. Using mindfulness can help to restore the balance by training the mind to pay attention. Combined with regular meditation, these techniques can address pain through awareness and relaxation.

Massage

If you are experiencing severe pain, opting for a massage from a qualified therapist may give you some relief.

Physical and occupational therapy

Some physical therapists can guide you through a series of exercises in order to improve your mobility and strength.  Additionally, a qualified therapist will ensure that your pain doesn’t aggravate.

Exercise

Pain is one of the biggest reasons for reducing your body’s mobility. It can limit your movements significantly. The body needs regular movement to stay flexible and strong.

Performing light aerobic activities is a great non-invasive technique to relieve pain.

Going for a regular walk has many benefits for physical, mental and emotional health.

Energy Medicine: BodyTalk

BodyTalk is a gentle energy medicine that is good for releasing any stuck energy.

Chronic pain can take hold and be locked into the body. Allergies can plague people through the Spring weather. Kids can suffer unnecessarily with learning difficulties.

All of these can be addressed with BodyTalk.

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Alkaline foods: increasing longevity and eliminating illness

A free information session about the benefits of eating alkaline foods. From improving longevity to eliminating illness. The session covers:

  1. What is Immunity and how does it function in a healthy body.
  2. Benefits to boosting your Immune System.
  3. Identify and Discuss food sensitivity and immune cellular protection.
  4. Identify and discuss Allergy V Food Sensitivity.
  5. Hypersensitive and Hyposensitive immune system. What is it and the outlining conditions associated with each immune system.
  6. Alkaline V Acidic Foods.
  7. 80/20 Rule of thumb. Discussion of a balanced food plan.
  8. Alkalizing Supplements.

Tea and snacks provided after the session.

11 December 7pm

Free event - seats are limited, bookings essential.  Book Here

 

As the Jacaranda's Fall

As the Jacarandas fall it is an indication that we are heading towards the end of the year and exam time.

The final school term of the year is upon us and pressure has started to mount on our children to complete the year on a high.

At any age children are now prone to stress and anxiety. It is important to look out for the signs that your child is under stress.  Children become more irritable and irrational as they start to reach exam week and when assignments and exams are due at the same time.  Each child reacts differently to pressure and stress.

This year my son, has started Year 7, first year of high school and at a new school.  It is a lot to learn, new school, different friends and different procedures. He starts the term with all eagerness but he likes to be on top of his assignments and exams. 

My son and I do not like change and it has taken us time to adjust to a new routine.  The problem arises when we get to the second last week of term (assessment week) which is called melt down week.  This week is when most of the exams and assignments are due. If I suggest any ideas or change to the routine, I can sense his frustration and non-acceptance.  He gets quite upset at you and you must make sure you provide a calm and to the point idea while communicating with him.  Also as a parent I need to make sure that I am not getting upset and that I listen to his points of view.  Every school day, my husband and I ask him how his day was and what was a highlight of the day and then ask what homework is due and if he needs any help. Communication is the key and works two ways.
Debbie Scarlett
 

Melissa’s Thoughts

I think back to when I was at school and I don’t remember myself or those around me having meltdowns as much as I see and hear from parents and their children today.  There seems to be more pressure on students throughout the year and the exam period becomes the icing on the cake.  The feedback I receive from parents that bring their children to me for BodyTalk is that they are calmer and they are not reactive – at least for a few months until everything builds up again.

One of the most effective techniques of BodyTalk is called Cortices technique which is designed to improve and balance the communication between the two halves of the brain.  (It’s like hitting the reset button on your brain’s computer).  This will improve the efficiency of the brain - thereby improving overall health.  Specific immediate effects include improvements in thinking ability, memory, concentration, stress reduction, feelings of wellbeing, and general physiological functioning of the body.

This technique takes only a couple of minutes to do and my suggestion is to do it before your children go to school and again when they come home.  I have some students that have got to the point where they know they feel better after the technique so they tell me that they do it themselves at school when they are stressed!
 

A quick technique to help your kids

1.     Placing one hand on your child’s head at the base of the skull where it meets the neck.  (Keep fingers and thumb together during this technique to avoid missing any areas of the brain.)  While holding that position lightly tap the head, then the sternum (or mid-back if preferable), alternating for two full breath cycles. Focus on connecting all points of the right hemisphere of the brain to the left hemisphere, and high-lighting circulation and communication between them.

2.     Now move your hand up onto the head to the position just above the one you just used.  (You are going to systematically cover the whole head, one hand-width at a time.)  In the new position, tap out the head and then the sternum, alternating for two full breaths.

3.     This main objective is to make sure that the entire brain is covered.  The hand positions may overlap to ensure that no areas are left untouched.  Maintain deep (but not forced) breathing throughout this entire procedure.This procedure is repeated until you have covered the whole midline of the head from the base of the skull to just above the eyebrows.  This could mean three hand widths for a large hand to cover a small head or five hand-widths for a small hand to cover a larger head. 

4.     Now cover the sides of the head to balance the temporal lobes.  Preferable, have your child cover both sides of his or her head with their own hands. Or you can cover both sides of their head with your hands.  Now tap out head and sternum while the person takes two full breaths.  (If you are doing it the second way, let go with one of your hands to tap the head and sternum [or back].)

 

 

Help me fundraise to stop violence against children

I’m fundraising for YGAP’s Polished Man campaign because I believe we can create a world in which no child suffers from violence. I’m doing this for the 1 child who dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence. I’m doing this because it’s the right thing to do. Please make a donation and help support this worthy cause. With your help, we can make 2017 the biggest year yet!

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Tumeric

Turmeric Buzz


History

In medieval Europe, turmeric became known as Indian saffron because it was widely used as an alternative to the far more expensive saffron spice.  In Asia, turmeric has been used for thousands of years, first as a dye then later for it's medicinal qualities.  In India, turmeric has been used as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments, as well as healing sores.

So, turmeric has been used in therapeutic preparations through the centuries around the world and is through to have many medicinal properties including strengthening the overall energy of the body, relieving gas, dispelling worms, improving digestion, regulation menstruation, dissolving gallstones, and relieving arthritis.  In various countries it has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent and today is used in the formulation of sunscreens.  
 

What Studies Show

Turmeric has an active ingredient called "curcumin" which is believed to have a wide range of biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, antibacterial and antiviral activities which indicate that it can be used in clinical medicine.

Many Studies for the uses of turmeric have been undertaken. In particular, one study concerning the effect of turmeric was examined on patients with irritable bowel syndrome. When 1 or 2 tablets of a standardised turmeric extract were given daily for 8 weeks, the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome was significantly decreased, as was the abdominal pain/discomfort score (Bundy et al 2004).

Turmeric was also found useful in healing peptic ulcers. In a clinical trial, 45 patients with peptic ulcer received 2 capsules (300mg each) filled with turmeric orally five times daily. After 4 weeks of treatment, ulcers were found to be absent in 48% of cases. After 12 weeks of treatment, ulcer-free cases increased to 76% (Prucksunand et al. 2001).

Another study showed that the presence of turmeric in curry helps activate good bacteria in the colon. As well, turmeric paste is used to heal wounds and protect against infections.
 

Benefits

Some of the benefits of using turmeric may be as follows:

  • Assisting with some types of cancer
  • Skin conditions and rashes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Digestive disorders
  • Anti inflammatory activity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Improve blood circulation

How to Use Turmeric

Turmeric can be used in cooking, taken in tablet form or there is turmeric oil.
 

When to to use Turmeric:

Turmeric might slow blood clotting.  Taking turmeric along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.