Thoughts and insights from a Holistic Health practitioner
So Why does Tapping work?
by Linda Anne Ledwidge
Our body is an amazing machine, it is constantly regenerating, self-healing, self medicating and working to ensure the continual flow of blood and oxygen to all the organs and to maintain a balance of all the hormones and chemicals produced within. Our body does this naturally............until we get in the way.
Are you aware that at least 95% of all illness and disease is caused by the way we REACT to ....
Stress occurs when your mind believes that you are in some kind of danger – whether emotional or physical.
Your body pumps adrenaline into your system to give you a boost.
This is called the “fight or flight” response.
The ideal scenario is that only life threatening situations trigger the stress response in our body which allows us to act quickly with less thought and faster reflexes.
However in our society the stress response is often triggered by a ringing phone, a deadline, a boss, a family member, watching television or any number of other non-life-threatening situations.The long-term effects of continual stress are dangerous – even deadly – to our health and happiness, and, as you can see, stress is everywhere.
Some common effects of excessive stress:
Tapping on the body´s energy meridians (using some of the Acupuncture points ) effectively sends a message to the brain that says “ I am safe” , "there is no threat" and the brain then takes the body out of the “FIGHT OR FLIGHT “ mode. We then become relaxed and allow the body to do what it does naturally.
How to Tap
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Are you a multitasker?
You may well be able to do more than one thing at a time however it is impossible
for you to :
Notice that all of these have one thing in common - what we would call good or bad, positive or negative effect.
You see... you cannot feel good and bad at the same time.
Can you be happy all the time?
Living in this world today we are constantly encountering people, places, events and things that we have differing responses and reactions to.
Our mind and our senses are being bombarded with billions of data every second.
to keep us sane (at least a little!) Our mind and body has its own unique filter system so that we are only aware of what is important to us or what we are focused on at the time.
You may be dealing with something that you do not like.
You may see, read or hear about something that makes you feel sad, angry or frustrated.
Whatever you are feeling, thinking and focusing on you will notice more of it all around you.
You ask " How can I feel happy when so many things that I don't feel good about are happening to me and around me? "
Let me explain....
I am not saying that you can feel happy about these things, however the more you feel the negative feelings the more difficult it will be for you to feel good about anything and you will miss the" good " things that are happening too.
So how to shift the focus and therefore allow your filter to open up to what else is out there?
When you see, hear or experience something that you do not like -
Ask yourself, is there anything I can do to change this right now? to improve it?
If there is, and you want to, then do that, if there is not then make the decision not to think about it, talk about it, blog and post about it or focus on it for now.
You will be amazed at the difference this makes to your life.
As soon as we decide to look at things in a different way or to not focus on things that we do not feel good about and cannot change we allow the things that we do feel good about to come into our awareness AND we even start to look at the things we didn´t like in different ways.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE RESPONSE - ABILITY
.......IT'S A CHOICE
ABOUT WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE RESPONSE - ABLE!
THERE IS ALWAYS CHOICE!!!!!!!!!
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What are Allergies?
An allergy is the body´s reaction to substances that are usually harmless to most people. When you're allergic to something, your immune system mistakenly believes that this substance is harmful to your body and your immune system identifies it as an allergen. An allergen is any substance that the body recognises as foreign or dangerous.
Allergies are not caused by pollen, foods, medicines, etc.,.however in some people these things can act as triggers causing the body to react. In an attempt to protect the body, the immune system produces IgE antibodies to that allergen. Those antibodies then cause certain cells in the body to release chemicals into the bloodstream, one of which is histamine. The trigger is not the reason the body is reacting, if that were so everyone would react, wouldn´t they?
Why Do People Get Allergies
It has been suggested that the tendency to develop allergies is often genetic, however, as with all genes, just because you have an inherited gene doesn't mean you will definitely develop the allergy/disease/illness that your family genes may show. A person usually doesn't inherit a particular allergy/disease/illness,just the genetic tendency towards these.
A healthy body with a strong immune system does not have allergies.
So why do we get allergies then….
Types of Allergic Diseases
The fact is that many conditions are caused by an allergic response in the body. It is not only runny noses, itchy eyes and rashes that are the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction. When there is a build up of toxins and the body cannot eliminate them we then see signs of disease and chronic illness - some of the most common are:
Dealing with Allergies
So you have an allergy, what do you do?
The conventional treatment for allergies is avoidance and suppression of the symptoms.
While this will give temporary relief it will not improve the condition sufficiently unless you are able to completely avoid the allergen for the rest of your life. Also as the body will still be in a state of imbalance it usually will mean that this will show up in another way.
To correct allergic conditions, the body must be brought into balance and allowed to self heal. Detoxification and strengthening of the immune system while avoiding the allergic trigger is important.
Keeping It Super Simple:
Give your body what it needs to do its job, it will always strive for health and wellness and even the most toxic body will find a way to maintain life as long as possible.
Getting the basic needs of the body are, as always, the first step :
Of course you can always opt for the band aid / quick fix, and pop a pill or nasal spray or live your life avoiding , for some people, a multitude of triggers.
If you seriously want to live your life in a happy healthy way....there is nothing to stop you...except YOU!
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So you feel sick and / or have no appetite. Why?
What is your body telling you and are you listening?
When we understand why we feel like this it makes it easier to deal with.
It is very simple.
There are 2 main processes that use a huge amount of energy in the body.... self-healing / regeneration and digestion.
When we are un-well or have an injury or are pregnant (ladies) our body requires all the energy that it can get to get back to balance. While we still need nutrition, this comes second to the need to heal or regenerate. This explains why the nausea / loss of appetite generally comes in waves, to give us the opportunity to provide the nutrition required while not interfering with the body's most urgent needs.
So what can you do to help and feel better?
Find out the cause and treat if needed.
Drink plenty of water...stay hydrated.
Eat food that is easily digestible and when your body signals that it needs it. i.e. in between the waves of nausea or when you feel hungry.
Here are some suggestions to consider -
Avoid pre-prepared / packaged processed foods.
Eat fresh foods and organic when possible.
Steamed Vegetables - Most vegetables are rich in fiber, but steaming them until they become soft will reduce the amount of indigestible fiber in them. The good thing is that steaming will not affect the mineral and vitamin content of vegetables.
Juicing - You can process vegetables and fruits in a juicing machine to get rid of fiber and feed your body with all the nutrients. Blended smoothies will make your vegetables and fruits even more digestible, but they may still contain fiber.
Nuts - Most all types of seeds and nuts are great for easy digestion. The reason for this is that these foods contain lots of omega 3 fatty acids as well as natural types of oils that also give the digestive system a boost. Nuts and seeds are considered to be in the top 10 of easy to digest foods.
FOODS TO AVOID OR EAT IN MODERATION.
Depending on the cause of the nausea / loss of appetite your body will require different nutrition please seek advice from a nutritional adviser if you can.
If you would like further information please feel free to contact me here...
More info http://everyhomeremedy.com/easy-to-digest-foods/
Linda Ledwidge -
Qualified General Nurse
Certified Practioner Level IV
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