Plantar Fasciitis (“policeman’s heel”)

I recently bought a SUP (stand-up paddleboard) and on my first outing I was reminded that I used to have cripplingly painful plantar fasciitis. I had forgotten all about it. Staying upright on a SUP requires constant effort in the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the soles of the feet and so I was reminded of their existence again. I hadn’t thought about them for years but they used to be so sore that I had to hobble to the bathroom first thing in the morning. Sometimes I could only make it by crawling on my hands and knees!

I believe this debilitating condition was caused by (a) being overweight, (b) speed-walking – in an attempt to lose weight, and (c) widespread inflammation in my body. My hands and feet used to be puffy – all my joints were – and I now observe and feel this puffiness in clients. It’s a sign of toxicity and imbalance in the gut … something needs to be detoxed and diet changes are probably also needed. In my case, I was already gluten and (mostly) dairy free at the time so I thought I ate healthily, however, I had candida overgrowth (an imbalance in the gut bacteria or “microbiome”) and I ate too many carbs (carbohydrates – ie, grains). Thanks to a kinesiologist, I undertook a detox diet and learned about paleo style eating. I lost 3 stone in weight, my wedding ring and shoes became loose fitting and painful feet became a thing of the past.

If you have painful soles or any other joints that are sore and puffy, please contact me. I’m sure I can help you reduce the underlying imbalances which cause inflammation … which causes so many chronic conditions. You can turn the tide of your health … even at 50+ … it’s never too late!

Mould: a kinesiology case study

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Black mould can cause breathing, sinus and other health issues. I had a classic kinesiology case of it recently. The client presented with sneezing a lot, itchy nose, etc and frequent colds. She reported that these symptoms disappeared (went from 9/10 to 0/10) when on holiday, so I immediately suspected her home environment (after checking for pets and work stress).

During the initial appointment, I muscle-tested for Histamine and found it was relevant – B6 and Vitamin C were the priority nutritional support. But I needed to find out what was going on at home so I asked the client to put open pots of dried beans (ideally aduki but in this case black eye) next to her bed and where she sits in the living room (ie, where we spend the most time). These dried beans literally absorb the environment and can then be muscle-tested.

At the next visit (3 weeks later), she reported that the sneezing had really reduced and brought along the jars of beans. I muscle-tested both and one of them weakened a strong muscle. Both Histamine and Mould tested as relevant to the weakness. I showed the client my findings and she said that it was the pot from next to her bed. She also said that there was water damage in one corner of her bedroom with black mould visible on the walls. I explained that such mould releases spores and toxic by-products which cause breathing and sinus issues, as well as lowering immunity generally. The client said that her husband had asthma which started since moving into the house. I advised getting any leaks fixed, removing all black mould (wear a mask during removal) and re-painting the walls with a mould or stain-blocking paint (move out of the room until the paint is fully dry – ie, for a few days or a week). You can use any cleaning product to remove mould but I recommend bicarbonate of soda – it’s cheap, natural and non-toxic.

I’m looking forward to hearing about her continued health improvements at her next visit.