Boost Your Energy Naturally

Boosting Your Energy Naturally

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Fatigue and lack of energy are common complaints with chronic pain and autoimmune disease sufferers. When your battery is running low or you are trying to maintain a constant stream of energy to keep you going, it’s important to seek out all the possibilities that could provide you with  additional  energy support outside of food. Back in the day, food was able to provide us with more energy than it does today.  Cheap food policies have negatively impacted how we can sustain ourselves through food. Processed foods, artificial ingredients, and overuse of pesticides leave our bodies fighting daily to rid our bodies of toxins robbing us of the energy the food was to provide.

So what can you do these days to boost your energy?

Get out in the sun. Being out in the sun for 20-30 minutes a day, preferably early as the sun is rising or as it is close to setting.  This is the most natural way to get vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is made in your skin when you expose all of your body to sun. In just 15-30 minutes, depending on your body type, where you live, and the color of your skin a person can produce needed vitamin D. Check out more from the Vitamin D Council here. Get Core Complete here to get a daily dose of what your body needs!

 

Drinking water with added salts and minerals will help your body absorb and perform vital body functions more efficiently, as well as, helping you sweat for cooling and removing toxins. Read more about water here. Ionic Elements can help to provide your water with a specially formulated combination of fulvic acid and ocean trace minerals supporting a healthy body. Get $50 of your $75 purchase of Ionic Elements here. Use code kimburns. On a fun note…getting a salt rock and licking it throughout the day can also be a great strategy for getting needed minerals into children.

 

Breathe the right way. Utilizing a 3 part and 2 part breath technique can provide your body with increase oxygen, reduce your heart rate and assist in moving body fluids for removal from the body. Muscles have memory. When the body is placed in a sitting position all day or curled up in a ball all night, we are training or body to breath using only the upper part of our chest. This can lead to diaphragmatic dysfunction leading your body to breath pulling the chest upwards  filling only the top portion of the lungs rather than expanding downward to full all of the lungs. The Detox Yoga Program teaches you how!

 

Move your body. Being a “couch potato” or being in a compressed position such as sitting at a desk all day can limit the flow of energy and fluid throughout the body. Movement produces kinetic energy, which can be converted into power to fuels the body. Detox Yoga can help to support good spinal alignment necessary for maximizing blood, lymph, and nerve flow throughout your body supplying your body with nutrients and protecting your joints. Detox Yoga Lifestyle is about influencing wellness through supporting your lymphatic system daily.

 

The Earth is similar to a giant battery with a natural electric charge. Grounding is charging your bioelectrical body through connecting with the earth. As we become more industrial, living off the ground, covering our feet with rubber soles, and staying indoors, we lose contact with the ground leaving us disconnected and out of touch with the earth’s natural resources. We miss out on daily natural strategies that can prevent illness and improve energy supporting well-being. If you have lost your electrical roots you can easily start to ground yourself by getting outside to enjoy the warm sun and Florida’s natural resources while walking barefoot. Can’t get outside? No worries, you can bring grounding in through use of chair mats, bed pads, body bands and more! Check out a grounding study here.

Want to know more and learn how to use the natural resources our body and earth provide us to be well? Contact me today for a complimentary 30 minute consultation by phone or video conference. You will also receive my top 5 exercises that you can do in 15 minutes a day to influence better spinal alignment, cleansing your lymphatic system and breathing to influence your nervous system for calming. MsKimBurns@gmail.com or call 215-499-0444.

 

References:

https://chopra.com/articles/grounding-the-human-body-the-healing-benefits-of-earthing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4378297/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25848315

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3116537/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3489133/

vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/#.XC-Nm1VKjIV

https://www.choosemyplate.gov

 

 

LYMPHATIC YOGA FOR ANTI-AGING

INSIDE OUT: LYMPHATIC YOGA FOR ANTI-AGING

Private and group sessions available. Contact me today to set up a workshop at 215-499-0444

Who doesn’t want to look and feel younger? It isn’t just about vanity. It is about keeping our body functioning properly by reducing the workload of our organs. Gerontologists feel that aging is due to the interaction of a variety of lifelong influences such as genetics, environmental influences, diet, stressors, past illnesses, injury and lifestyle. We can’t change our genetics or past factors, yet we can change the way we treat our body today with knowledge and natural techniques. An effective anti-aging routine needs to include what is going on within our bodies. Our food choices, along with attention to how the spine is aligned throughout the day, influences good blood and lymph flow. Learning how to live addressing the lymphatic system is as easy as daily yoga.

 

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28 Day Detox Yoga Therapy

Take back control of your health

Contact me today for your Free 30 minute phone consultation and exercise review!

Private workshop $195 includes 2-3 hour assessment and program review. Group programs are available with special rates per group. Grab a couple friends and make a change!

28 Day Detox Yoga Therapy is a guide to assist you to taking control of your health and well-being. It will help you improve your body awareness and medical knowledge. You will learn about your body and how your body moves fluids through your circulatory and lymphatic system. You will understand how breath is life and it is your ability to influence health. New food choices, best exercise practices and natural therapies to help you manage wellness.

Detox Yoga Therapy is a daily 4 week program. Begin your journey to changing your life in 28 days. Included in the package is a one on one initial assessment with an option to purchase  1 hour  sessions of consultation, personal training, and manual/massage services.

Call Kim Burns to set up or private or group program at 215-499-0444 or

Email: MsKimBurns@gmail.com

 

 

SPINAL ALIGNMENT

SPINAL ALIGNMENT

BY KIMBERLY BURNS, OTR/L, CLT

Dr. Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize recipient for brain research, says “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine”. Only 10 percent has to do with thinking, metabolism, and healing. When your spine is out of alignment, your brain will take energy from your thinking, metabolism, and immune function to deal with abnormal gravity/posture relationships and processing. With regular exercise and knowledge of how the spine is supposed to be aligned, the body will have a better chance to work and function correctly.

Exercise along with activity modification can help reduce improper alignment and nerve damage. Below are simple changes and exercises that will have lasting benefits for your posture and overall health.

Kim’s Top Spinal Alignment Strategies

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REHAB YOUR ASANAS

Rehab Your Asanas: Rejuvenating Pose

When first practicing breathing, one should learn how to align the spine properly to maximize the free flow of energy and the proper muscle activation for breath control. Our spine has 3 natural curves: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. We lose these curves over time with prolonged standing, sitting, and poor sleeping postures. Your breathing patterns can also become disrupted. A lot of us tend to be chest-only breathers, which limits the ability to fill the lungs. When you address spinal alignment and base all of your physical movements on the correct posture, you place your body in the best position to strengthen the stabilizers, protect the spine, and to breathe correctly. The inability to properly control spinal movement and breath can contribute to injury, re-injury or delayed recovery. Our postural muscles, transverse abdominals, and respiratory muscles are slow twitch muscles that are used for endurance. In contrast, fast twitch muscles are used for short bursts of movement. Slow twitch muscles are typically closest to the spine, and are deep and internal. They form our architectural support structure and are controlled at an unconscious level. Typically postural muscles are only supposed to engage at approximately 15-30% effort. When they are fatigued from injury/pain/nerve damage, fast twitch muscles could take over causing spasms and compression.

Yoga is a great way to activate our slow twitch fibers when it’s performed correctly!

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Road to Wellness, Part 2. Finding Nutrients

Road to Wellness, Part 2. Finding Nutrients

Getting the most nutrients out of food can be a challenging job when what you eat needs to provide your body with the substances that will allow it to function at an optimal level. Just what is functioning at an optimal level? It has a variety of meanings; to me it reflects achieving internal balance and managing a gene to keep its influence under control. Learning a food style is a big part in learning to manage a disease process. Your genes can control what types of food your body will tolerate. You have to become knowledgeable on multiple factors that are influencers to health before you are able to put together a selection of foods and drinks that will be used to change the microbiome in the body making the goal of balancing internal systems achievable.

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Road to Wellness, Part 1. ARE YOU A FOODIE?

Road to Wellness, Part 1.
ARE YOU A FOODIE?

A “foodie” is a person who has a refined interest in food. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger, says wikipedia.org. Agreed Wikipedia, I am a foodie! I have a refined interest in food to supply me with the right nutritional content and chose to eat out of a need for those reasons rather than convenience. And so should you!

With summer on its way, many people are looking forward to upcoming bikini beach days and have dieting in mind. What I have learned over the years from being in the healthcare field and managing personal health issues is that sometimes you need to follow a routine developed by you personally versus trying to fit yourself into someone else’s form. It can be very hard to stick to someone’s version of normal levels or average portion size on a particular diet because you are your own unique person with your own level of nutrient need. A plan based upon percentages of someone else’s normal won’t work for you. There are also those diets that will tout being healthy and natural yet they set you up on a routine where you are taking supplements to supply you with the nutrients you need. Such drastic changes or restrictions can set you up for failure before you even begin.

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IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH THROUGH YOUR STYLE: USING YOUR BODY’S SENSES

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH THROUGH YOUR STYLE: USING YOUR BODY’S SENSES by Kim Burns OTR/L, CLT

Style is your approach to how you view the world. The effects of your choice of styling may be adding additional stress to your life. Heavy necklaces and filled purses can continuously put a strain on your spine even if they are that perfect shade of turquoise that matches your outfit so well…Dang!

STYLE to me is representative of who I am and what I am passionate about. I choose accessories for weight, size, ease of getting on and off, as well as color, pattern and Bling! What you wear and display is a way to tell somebody about you without saying a word.

I also try to be functional and attentive to the pressures or the weight of the accessory. Having to always struggling against gravity or having sensitivity to pressure can leave you feeling that you have to go without jewelry or accessories in order to conserve your energy or reduce irritation to make it through the day. By adjusting your focus to include attention to your posture and spine, you can be restorative and preventative while still being a fashionista!

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COMPRESSION THERAPY: A NATURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE

COMPRESSION THERAPY: A NATURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE

BY KIMBERLY BURNS, OTR/L, CLT

Compression is the force of pressure used for reducing volume. Compression therapy utilizes this concept through applying material to your body that has a specific gradient pressure to compensate for any impairment the circulatory or lymphatic system may have. Its purpose is to provide an appropriate force to influence fluid to return to these systems rather than remaining in the skin. Your blood pressure is a commonly known diagnostic tool that is an indicator of how much strength your heart and circulatory system have to move blood freely. When there is high blood pressure your body is at risk of causing too much fluid to be pressed out into the tissues resulting in swelling and pain. It can press on nerves causing impairment. If your blood pressure is too low, you may also the same results due to pressure of blood remaining in your arms or legs because it does not have the force to make it back to the heart in a timely manner. Circulatory problems are also a factor in the ability to lose weight.

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Holiday Detox: Use your lymphatic system for better health.

Starting a new year usually means starting a diet or exercise routine. Choosing which route to take or what activities are going to be right for you can be daunting. With so many fad diets and exercise routines out there, why not try a new routine of influencing your body though its immune system. The lymphatic system is a crucial component in health and wellness It is involved in all aspects of your body’s inner workings and carries out your body’s immune responses through channels that are similar to the circulatory system. The lymphatic system works along with the circulatory system to clean up the waste materials from your body that your blood vessels could not accommodate for. It is also able to absorb larger materials than the blood vessels are able. Attending to your lymphatic system can assist in reducing pain, managing swelling, weight loss, and will help you to restore balance and equilibrium to your body.

Learning to live with a lymphatic influence is easy and can be built into your already daily routines. Let’s take a look at a few key points of this great system.

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