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Gut Health: How to maintain a healthy gut with Natural Therapies!

By Mimi Love

What is that fluttering in your stomach? It is the brain communicating with your gut!

The CNS; central nervous system electrical signals encourage messages from the brain to our second brain – the gut. Our gut is connected by the CNS – the central nervous system of the SNS sympathetic nervous system & PSNS parasympathetic nervous system. PSNS is responsible for switching off the adrenal fight, flight and fawn (freeze) response to rest and digest.

Kinesiology can help with locating the layers of imbalance within the physical, nutritive, emotional or spiritual belief. This response can be activated by any layer of imbalance; it can be affected in multiple layers. Continually clients are surprised to learn there is an emotional component related to their gut issue.

Chinese meridians and elements using acupressure points and other techniques can help resolve imbalances, e.g. Each meridian is made up of different element points along, and balancing points can be used with somatic or sensory integration and working with under or over-sensory input for the emotions.

  • The Fire element season is summer, and heat can cause too much inflammation in the body, or scattered energy dispersal leading to melancholy, depression, mania and lack of joy, and feeling like they have no place to rest. Too little fire can lead to poor circulation of the extremities.
  • The Earth element is late summer, but in the Ba Gua theory, all the elements revolve around the earth element. An imbalance in earth elements can lead to problems with digestion, assimilation, diabetes, insulin resistance, worry and overthinking. Clients may have sweets, bread and carbs cravings.
  • The Metal element season is autumn and can affect the lungs and large intestines. The emotional trauma of the lungs as a child is being smothered by their mother causing asthma. Large Intestine energy is to do with holding on or letting go, you would be looking for hoarders or minimalists who throw everything out and keep bare essentials.
  • The Water element season is winter, and when you feel the cold it could act as a trigger, or when a trauma happened in that season. Cold would be the fawn-freeze response.
  • The Wood element season is spring, growth expansion and harmony. If your muscles are inflexible, it’s because your energy from the Liver and Gall Bladder is stagnant, or there is too much anger.
  • Let’s look at yin and yang; yin is internal and inner, and yang is external and outer, e.g., small intestine is fire yang and is about communications, others listening to you or you are hearing others, and pericardium is fire yin, and placing a wall of protection around how our heart feels and can effect the beating of this organ which has its own electrical charge. Abandonment can lead to mental instability, causing sadness, melancholy from loss of love.

Whatever the pattern of trauma that has occurred in your lifetime it can influence our gut, moods and wellbeing. Crystallisation in any area can lead to increases in inflammation. Without addressing the emotional trauma or illness in early stages in the body, it may actively cause more stress.

Diet and nutrition are important key factors in feeding your body what it needs for your health and wellness. Incorporating clean water, clean food, less processed food, pre-biotics, pro-biotics, chemical-free colourful vegetables and fruits, sunshine, daily exercise and, good sleep 7-8 hrs can make a difference in our health.

Kinesiology can help access the Vagus Nerve and switch off an overstimulated chronic SNS – and allow the PSNS to go to rest and digest.

Here are some ways that you can switch on the PSNS to find you bliss or Zen!

Daily practical activities; Walking in nature, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, listening to music, playing an instrument, singing, humming, reading a book, cooking, sewing, creating, drawing, painting, twirling, and drumming. Whatever gets you into the bliss zone of just being, as others might find some of these practices stressful. This is essential to practice every day. Practice gratitude for 5 minutes every day. Gratitude can help if you suffer from depression. Neuroplasticity can help with activating both sides of the brain or the sluggish side, by doing actions like brushing your teeth with the non-dominant hand.

GAPS – Gut and Psychology Syndrome food we eat can be responsible for addressing digestion and mood swings and has been proven in studies to help with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Digestive Disorders, Autoimmune Diseases and Immune disorders.

Antioxidants are found in colourful vegetables and fruits. Green tea is full of polyphenols and all organic herbal teas, or herbs and spices in your food can help heal the gut.

We are what we eat!

A healthy gut for a healthy life!



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Mimi Love - Natural Medicine Week 2023
Mimi Love

Mimi Love is an empath who is qualified in Aromatherapy, Kinesiology, Nutritional Kinesiology, TCM Remedial Massage, Reiki Master, Tea Sommelier, certified in Bach Flower, Bush Flowers, Essences & Homeopathic Remedies, Colour & Sound Therapy, Health Coach, Mentor, Instructor and Trainer. My journey started back in the year 2000 with Reiki, followed by Kinesiology in 2005. Being hypersensitive and having dealt with this since I was young but not diagnosed with allergies and anaphylaxis, till my twenties, and the intolerances and sensitivities till after I had all three children and for them and myself at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy clinic. My life journey has been long and that’s why I studied and became a health and wellness practitioner in alternative and natural therapies. I have multiple autoimmune diseases and so does my youngest. 26 years ago, I was meant to go into a clean room bubble and for 20 years I started studying then in 2014 moved to my beautiful off-grid location at Morton, where my home, clinic and retreat are on the south coast of NSW on acreage to expand my detoxification from being allergic to the modern world. My gut is who I am as an empath and I’m living the best version of me thanks to the wisdom I have gained through my holistic approach to natural therapies.