How Muscle Testing Takes The Guesswork Out Of Your Health

Ever wish you had a way to know EXACTLY what your body needs?  Do you feel confused about which healing diet would be best for you?  Ever wonder if the supplements you take are actually helpful?  Wish you knew what foods are best for you or your kids?  

Well, let me introduce you to the absolute best tool I have in my toolbox.  

 

Simply put, muscle testing (also known as applied kinesiology) is the quickest way to get clear answers from your body.  There is so much confusion and conflicting science in alternative health, and muscle testing is the best way to get clear on what your body needs.

Before I explain muscle testing, it’s important for you to understand the subconscious mind.

Understanding Your Subconscious Mind

When explaining muscle testing and the subconscious to my new clients, I like to use the metaphor of a computer.  Your subconscious is like a big super-computer that has recorded every word you’ve ever spoken, every face you’ve ever seen, every illness you’ve had, every thought that has crossed your mind, every emotion you’ve felt.  

Your subconscious is responsible for 90% of your bodily functions –  your heart beating, your eyes blinking, your nails growing, your food digesting, and so on.  It’s also important to understand that the subconscious mind has a strong influence on the things we do, the emotions we feel, and the actions we take in our every day lives.  Hidden in the subconscious are our emotional triggers that can keep us stuck in cycles of ill health, stress, anxiety, depression, and so on.  Like a powerful computer, your subconscious mind is capable of recording and processing a lifetime of information.

In addition, your subconscious also knows exactly what your body needs to heal. 

Let that sink in for a minute.

Your subconscious, your spirit, your higher self, knows EXACTLY what you need. 

 

How Many Questions Do You Have Regarding Your Health? 

Here are few questions I wondered about before I learned how to muscle test...

Should I eat vegan? 

Should I eat paleo? 

Do I need this supplement? 

Am I deficient in magnesium? 

Would it be better for me to run or do yoga? 

How much sleep is best for my body? 

How much water do I need to be drinking every day? 

I feel a cold coming on, what vitamins should I take to feel better quick? 

Do I have any trapped emotions that are causing my symptoms?

I could go on for a while there, but you get the point.  Muscle testing answers all of these questions.

Muscle Testing Takes The Guess Work Out Of Your Health

Muscle testing was first developed by Dr. George Goodheart in the 1960s as a way to correct misalignments in the spine.  See Applied Kinesiology: A Training Manual and Reference Book of Basic Principles and Practice by Robert Frost, 2002 for more information.  Muscle testing is now widely accepted by doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths, energy medicine practitioners, and other health care workers. 

Your body has an innate wisdom that can guide you to make healthier choices.  You just have to know how to access that wisdom.  

“Muscle testing is a noninvasive tool we can use to identify imbalances in the body. The science behind it is similar to a lie detector test or a polygraph. In a polygraph, a person is hooked up to sensitive electrodes and asked certain questions. The person’s answers generate a certain electrical response in the body, which is read and graphed by the machine, showing if the answers are true or false. This is done on a very delicate, minute scale. The muscles of the body are also affected by this electrical state- so we can use them to show this same response, just on a more pronounced, larger scale. Any muscle will become weakened in a state of incongruence or falsehood, making resistance difficult. Conversely, muscles will remain strong and able to resist when in a state of congruency or truth. What’s nice is that muscle testing allows us to access important information about health, we just have to know what questions to ask, then apply the resistance to a muscle and get our answers!” –Dr. Bradley Nelson, The Emotion Code

 

Once you learn how to muscle test, you won't believe how you ever lived without it.  It's the quickest way to tune into your higher self and get clear answers about almost anything.  Anyone can have access to these answers, you just have to learn how to do it.

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The Life Changing Habit of Empowered Self Care

If you are a client of mine, or have been reading the blog, you know I like to take the loving approach to facilitate change.  Love is the only place where all lasting healing comes from.  And, for that lasting healing to take place in our own lives, we have to extend love to ourselves. 

I’m sure most of you have all heard something about the self love movement.  It’s a new idea that is turning a lot of heads.  As a collective society, we have spent a lot of time trying to hate and shame ourselves into change.  We criticize ourselves and others over every little “flaw”.  Every magazine we see at the store is plastered with advertisements on how to get a better body, a new workout or diet to try, and tips on how to get people to like you.  Everyday we are bombarded with pictures of photo shopped men and women, weight loss products, and dietary dogma.  It’s no wonder we hate our bodies, feel confused about our health, and just end up settling for sugar and TV at the end of the day.

To counteract these false belief systems, the self love movement has begun.  This movement consists of mostly women who have decided to turn their backs on the standards and expectations of society.  The message is ‘love yourself the way you are’.  I support this idea 1,000%.  Because, again, if we don't look at healing (from disease, emotional eating, anxiety, pain, etc.) from a place of love, real change wont happen.  It’s imperative that we do love and accept ourselves today, the way we are right now.  When we appreciate our bodies the way they are, we open the door to healing. 

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Empowered Self Care vs. Destructive Self Care

I want to make something else clear.  With that self love, also comes the need for self empowerment.  Without the element of empowerment, we can end up using “self love” as an excuse for self destructive behaviors.  Because, and listen up now...

Loving ourselves cannot be used as an excuse for going on junk food and Netflix binges.

One more time...loving ourselves cannot be used as an excuse for going on junk food binges (or any other unhealthy habit).  When we truly love and accept ourselves, we are able to break away from the fear, the patterns, and the dependency that drive unhealthy habits. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm still a real human.  I love Netflix and ice cream.  I just do it in balance and without emotional attachment.  No guilt, no shame, and no overjoy either. 

There is a big difference between changing "bad" habits out of shame, guilt, and essentially self hate versus changing those same habits from a place of empowerment, self love, and gratitude.  Eating healthy, exercising, sharing your passions with the world, and living abundantly – this is true self care.  It is only when we are standing in the flow of our own personal power, that we can truly nurture, serve, and love others. 

I had a misconception of self care and self love for years.  I thought that my self demeaning habits – eating junk food, skipping workouts, and playing down my gifts – was taking care of myself.  The food brought comfort.  Laying low kept me protected.  Or so I thought.  

I realized that staying in that place was the deepest form of self rejection and denial.  I was rejecting my true nature.  My true nature, and all of our true natures, thrive in health and authentic self care.  And, when we are in that place of empowered self love, we can thrive in service, charity, and love for others. 

Support in Empowered Self Care

Asking others – your spouse, family, or friends – to assist in self destructive behaviors isn’t support.  It’s ok to be different.  It’s ok to change.  We don’t have to keep living in old patterns just because “it’s the way we were raised” or “everyone else is doing it”.  It’s time we support ourselves in empowered change, and ask for the support we need from others.  Tell your spouse or significant other, that you are making a change.  And, if you aren’t finding support in outside sources, support yourself.  Always support your authentic self.  When we aren’t living our truth, we will feel it.  I did this for years.  And, wow, I was uncomfortable!  I was overweight, broke, exhausted, sick, and overwhelmed. 

So, find others who are on the same journey and stick together.  Extend the love you wish to feel for yourself, to others.  

To Sum It Up...

Indulging in junk food is not self care.  Denying yourself health, wealth, or thriving relationships isn’t self care.  It’s quieting your power.  It’s stepping down from your life and essentially saying, “not today, thanks anyways”.  Authentic self care is daily habits that empower a person towards greater health, wealth, passion, and purpose. 

Examples of Empowered Self Care 

What does empowered self care look like in real life?  It can mean many different things to you.  And, it may change everyday.  But, here are a few examples of true self care.

- epsom salt bath at the end of a long day

- going for a walk in nature

- stretching 

- enjoying a warm cup of tea and a good book....at 3pm...for no reason at all

- going to lunch with a friend

- turning on music and cooking a delicious, nourishing meal for yourself

- sitting under the moon and journaling everything you are grateful for

- taking a nap when you are tired, without guilt

- having a dance party with your kids (or by yourself!)

- starting up a community tradition (dinner swaps, friday night pizza and a movie with friends, etc.)

- having a designated "snow day" once a month - stay in, read good books, watch funny movies, and play games

What are your favorite empowered self care habits?

 

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The Unexpected Solution to Healing Your Anxiety

This post is an excerpt from my e-book, Keys To Calm.   

 

 

You Hold The Keys to Your Health 

You are the thoughts you think, the emotions you feel, and the choices you make.  And it happens in that order – you have a thought, you feel an emotion, you make a choice.  So, how do we change our life?  We change our choices.  To changes our choices, we must change our emotions, and to change our emotions, we must change our thoughts.  It all starts with your thoughts. 

“The fact that the mind rules the body is, in spite of its neglect by biology and medicine, the most fundamental fact which we know about the process of life.” –Franz Alexander, M.D.

The key to healing anxiety (or any other health concern) is locked in your thoughts.  The only limit to your healing is your beliefs. 

 

Your physical life is a manifestation of your predominant thoughts.  Sometimes when a client of mine realizes that their thoughts are a large contributor to their suffering, they feel even more fear. 

Because, what’s coming next?  

How do I control my negative thoughts? 

What if all you seem to do is complain and find fault in yourself? 

Good news!  A positive thought is more powerful than a negative thought, period.  No matter how long you’ve been thinking negative thoughts, you can change that today. 

Healing cannot occur when we are focused on what is wrong.  It only occurs when we shift our intention to what is right.  Instead of focusing on being sick, focus on being well.  Right this minute, you can initiate healing in your body. 

Ok, great, now what?

How do you change these old beliefs and thoughts?  

The first step is to become aware of them.  Notice when you are complaining, thinking negative thoughts, or acting out of an old belief system.  

When you notice it happening, stop.  

Breathe.  

Give yourself compassion - you are always doing the best you know how!  

Put your hand on your heart, and repeat, "I recognize what I feel.  It's safe to feel the way I do.  I now lovingly release these negative thoughts and beliefs.  I am worthy.  I am enough.  I now welcome love, joy, health, and prosperity into my life."

In Keys to Calm, much more insight around this topic is provided.  I also provide you with a list of negative thoughts and belief patterns that create anxiety.  I also offer you a new thought pattern (affirmation) that can heal anxiety and ill health.  

Thriving health is so much closer than you can imagine.  

It's right behind your fear.  

All it takes is a change of perception.  

 

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Simple {and healthy} Meal Plans for Busy Families

A Pinterest board of 700+ recipes to try, 25+ cookbooks on the shelf, all coupled with loads of dietary dogma everywhere you look can make it stressful to know what to cook for dinner tonight.

Food is to be celebrated, not a source of stress!

I adore food, but I don’t particularly enjoy cooking it.  I’m a work at home Mom with 3 kids, and I don’t have time to mess with long and complicated recipes at 5pm.  I want everyone to be fed healthy, simple, and yummy meals.

I find that my children and I thrive on simplicity around meal time.  They like to know what to expect, and so do I.  I have developed this meal rotation plan to keep dinners simple, so I can focus on more important things.

Each night has a similar theme.  Within each theme, you can pick/choose what meal to prepare.  Like anything, take what works for you and tweak the things that don’t. 

Each night has a theme, and each night has 2 meal options.  That way, you have two weeks of meals and won't get bored with the same thing every week

Sunday – Comfort meal

Option 1: Soup and bread.  Alternate between different soup recipes your family likes.  We love a simple veggie soup, black bean soup, or split pea.

Option 2: Chili and cornbread.  We love the chili recipe from Nourishing Meals.


Tuesday – Stir Fry night

Option 1: Asian stir fry.  Cook up some brown rice.  Sautee some vegetables (we do peas, carrots, endamame, onions, broccoli, chickpeas).  Add in some Braggs Aminos to taste.

Option 2: Cook up brown rice or quinioa.  Sautee some veggies (sweet potatoes chopped up small, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, carrots, onions, kidney beans, ).  Top the veggies over the rice or quinoa, and top with a simple sauce (olive oil, garlic, lemon, Bragg seasoning) and avocado.


Thursday – Leftovers night

Option 1: Use up any leftovers you have and everyone can pick/choose what they want.

Option 2: Kids choice.  I find that older children (7 years+) can have a lot of independence in the kitchen, if they are given some space.  Let them know they can pick out and help cook the meal for that night.  If it ends up being macaroni and cheese, that’s ok!  Instilling a sense of purpose and confidence in your children, is much more important than a perfectly healthy meal.  You are teaching them skills for a lifetime.  Celebrate what they come up with and have fun!


Saturday – Out

I love to eat out, and there are several options for healthier choices.  We love Chipotle, Sticks, Panera, and local restaurants like Blue Mountain and Citizen Burger.  I crave taking a break from cooking, the kids love going out.  We look forward to it all week.

Monday – Italian night

Option 1: Pasta.  Sautee onion, seasonal veggies (right now its squash, carrots, peppers), and frozen spinach.  Add sauce, heat through.  Cook some brown rice pasta (our favorite is the TruRoots pasta).

Option 2: Lasagna, or your other favorite Italian dish.  Lasagna doesn't have to be as complicated as it seems.  Make your sauce the same you would for pasta, cook lasagna noodles, and layer.  You can add in some mozzarella cheese in the layers, if desired.  


Wednesday – Southwest night

Option 1: Rice and bean bowls.  Rice, black beans, tomato, avocado, chips, cheese (optional), and the incredible vegan nacho sauce from the Peas and Thank You cookbook.

Option 2: Burritos.  Layer refried beans and goat cheddar into a sprouted spelt tortilla.  Cook on both sides until warm and golden brown.  Top with avocado and salsa.


Friday – Family movie night

Option 1: Pizza.  Use your favorite crust recipe (ours is this one from 100 Days of Real Food, we use spelt flour), chop some veggies, and let the kids decorate the pizza.  Serve with simple salad or fruit, if desired.

Option 2: Burgers and fries.  We buy a local veggie burger (No Bull Burger), and top it with avocado, lettuce, tomato, etc.  I will cut up potatoes (we switch between sweet potatoes and red potatoes) during the day and roast them at dinner time. 

 

These meal rotations are ideal for busy school nights, when there isn't a lot of time to plan or prepare food.  

More simple breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas can be found in the Transforming Your Relationship with Food course.

Do you meal plan?  What are your favorite repeat meals?  Let me know if you try out the rotation, and how you like it!

In gratitude,
Megan

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