While watching an episode of Friday Night Lights I learned about a foodstuff I had never heard of before. Probably because I am not and never will be a vegetarian!
Who knew there was something called Seitan which apparently is 'wheat meat' but has never been near an animal. This wheat meat seems to be pure gluten.
Knowing the digestive problems gluten can cause in small quantities, it seems highly irresponsible to me producing a food which consists purely of something which can make some people double up in pain.
So if you are one of we unlucky gluten sensitive souls, please decline Seitan if you are ever offered it! It sounds truly the work of Satan!
I am enjoying having a new website which allows me to put in writing the information I tell my patients so they can refer back to it. We have all been to see either a doctor or therapist and have arrived home trying to remember all they have said and have only snippets floating back. So I do hope the information on this website will help people.
It is through many years of reading that I have accumulated the knowledge that I have put on this website, I haven't just dreamt up my own theories.
I know my capabilities and don't try to pretend if I am out of my depth. Over the years I have specialised in the digestive system as that is what originally brought me to kinesiology.
Unfortunately the doctors I consulted didn't recognise my symptoms as something they could deal with so I was a very tired person for a very long time, thinking it was normal to feel like that.
It was only when I went to see a kinesiologist that I started to make progress and I dread to think what kind of state I might have been in if I hadn't met her.
My husband is a pharmacist and was naturally sceptical of his wife going to see a complementary therapist but he realised that I was desperate and willing to try something new. He didn't try to stop me and saw me making slow progress and eventually when I was better he paid for me to train to become a kinesiologist.
Training to become a kinesiologist is not a case of a couple of weekends and a certificate. It took 18 months to qualify in the kinesiology part of the course alone which grants the letters KF Assoc after your name, then courses in nutrition, anatomy & physiology, counselling and an overview of clinical medicine were required to progress to KFRP status.
Kinesiology is such a clever therapy helping identify both problems and the best remedies to solve them as well as food intolerances. It is the antithesis of standing in a health food store thinking: There must be something here which will help me!