CROSS CRAWL EXERCISE (CAN ALSO BE DONE SITTING)
At home exercise from Dr. Tim Kelly of Buckhead Wellness Center.
RESET YOUR BRAIN & GAIT: Do this 5 to 10 times and you will improve coordination, focus, and enhance performance in all activities. Try this when you are lying awake and can’t fall asleep, it will help relax you.
Illustration for Right Handed People - Reverse if you are Left Handed
In a coordinated, synchronized, slow fluid motion;
Lift your right arm - left knee - and turn your face to the right, as you inhale, pause, then lower the arm and leg and rotate your face back to forward, stopping all three at the exact same time as you exhale.
Next, lift the left arm and right knee with no head movement, pause and lower together, repeat.
For Left Handed People: Turn face to the left only when the left arm and right knee come up.
INDIGESTION PROBLEM: People often eat too fast, they don’t chew their food well enough, and then drink during and after eating which dilutes stomach acid and disrupts digestion. This leads to bloating, reflux, gallbladder issues, IBS, constipation, diarrhea... Fix this by chewing thoroughly 25-50-100 times, and drink only before you eat.
FOOD COMBINING: Don’t mix protein with carbs or with starchy foods, eat fruit alone. This will help to better digest so can absorb what you are eating to rebuild and repair.
CANDIDA YEAST: Symptoms; post nasal drip, throat tickle, yeast infection, headache, irritability, fatigue, crave sweets... Yeast converts sugar into alcohol causing inflammation. The alcohol puts a burden on the liver causing blood sugar issues; you feel sleepy in the morning, mid-day and wake up at 2-3 AM and can’t fall back to sleep for an hour or more. Supplements and diet are used to resolve this.
OMEGA 3 OILS: Essential for heart and mental health. Deficiency leads to; dry flaky skin, hair problems, PMS, constant thirst, EPA & DHA are required. Our brains are 60% fat, as are hormones, and cell walls. 20-30% of our diet should be good fats. EAT OMEGA 3 grass-fed meats, wild caught fish, use EV olive oil, coconut oil, organic butter from grass fed cows, and Nordic Naturals Oils, ONLY.
AVOID INFLAMMATORY OMEGA 6 OILS from all dairy, grains, grain feed meats, vegetable oil, peanut oil, corn oil, canola oil, fried food, hydrogenated oil.
BRAIN CHEMISTRY: With this simple test, The Braverman Test, it will indicate your Dopamine, Acetylcholine, GABA, and Serotonin levels. These 4 neurotransmitters in our brain are responsible for our physical and mental well-being and affect almost all aspects of our daily lives. You will easily see what is out of balance, and what steps you can take to correct deficiencies with nutrition and supplements.
WHAT IS MISSING IN YOUR DIET: With this simple assessment, The Food Advisor, you enter what you eat in an average week. It calculates the proteins, vitamins, minerals, omega oils, and shows which ones are low, and how to put those missing nutrients back in your diet. Recipes included.
FOOD SENSITIVITY: Is your food killing you? Eliminate: cow’s milk, wheat, peanuts, soy, vegetable oil, and processed food. This will help reduce sinus congestion, asthma, bloating after eating, swelling, tiredness, and itching. If you simply stop eating inflammatory foods, you will lose weight and be healthier.
FREE RADICALS: These unstable molecules attack your cells leading to; heart disease, cancer, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, aging…on the positive side, they attack bad bacteria. Our bodies require the proper nutritional balance of enzymes, vitamins A, C, E, and bioflavonoids found in our food to keep them stable.
HEAVY METAL TOXICITY: Many chronic conditions are linked to an excess of mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, and copper in our bodies. These metals can come from our food, water, air, pesticides, medicine, dental fillings… Eating super foods like kale, broccoli, and garlic… have shown to be protective.
PARASITES: Can be found in many places; food, water, pets, soil ... Symptoms will vary. It may be worthwhile to do an internal cleansing 1-2 times per year with natural remedies.
IS YOUR PAIN ALL IN YOUR HEAD?: Is your brain doing you a favor by keeping you in pain to distract you from what is really bothering you? STRESS, ANGER, and FEAR. Can your thoughts contribute to your pain?