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ImuPro currently out of stock

ImuPro tests out of stock

Food intolerance testing with ImuPro has been very popular and we have now sold out our stock of test kits. 

Due to Brexit, there is currently no possibility to reorder them.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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EFT – Emotion Freedom Technique

Emotional freedom technique (EFT or tapping) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure.

Dr Frey took part in an intensive EFT course during his time in Switzerland and saw first hand impressive results of this technique. He has been recommending it to patients for several years. 

This technique be especially useful for any emotional trauma you have experienced in the past, You might have put this trauma into a "drawer", never to be opened again. 

Classical cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT pulls all these "drawers" open, puts the contents out and now you have to learn to "deal" with it. This in itself can be very traumatic.

EFT does not require you to disclose your trauma to the therapist. Instead, you deal with the "aftermath" of it, the feelings you have been left with, addressing them one layer at a time. And you can do this yourself, without a therapist!

According to its developer, Gary Craig, a disruption in energy is the cause of all negative emotions and pain.

EFT tapping has been used to treat people with anxiety and people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How does EFT tapping work?

Similar to acupuncture, EFT focuses on the meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused.

Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas of the body energy flows through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.

Acupuncture uses needles to apply pressure to these energy points. EFT uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure.

EFT tapping in 5 steps

EFT tapping can be divided into five steps. If you have more than one issue or fear, you can repeat this sequence to address it and reduce or eliminate the intensity of your negative feeling.

1. Identify the issue

In order for this technique to be effective, you must first identify the issue or fear you have. This will be your focal point while you’re tapping. Focusing on only one problem at a time is purported to enhance your outcome.

2. Test the initial intensity

After you identify your problem area, you need to set a benchmark level of intensity. The intensity level is rated on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the worst or most difficult. The scale assesses the emotional or physical pain and discomfort you feel from your focal issue.

Establishing a benchmark helps you monitor your progress after performing a complete EFT sequence. If your initial intensity was 10 prior to tapping and ended at 5, you’d have accomplished a 50 percent improvement level.

3. The setup

Prior to tapping, you need to establish a phrase that explains what you’re trying to address. It must focus on two main goals:

  • acknowledging the issues
  • accepting yourself despite the problem

The common setup phrase is: “Even though I have this [fear or problem], I deeply and completely accept myself.”

You can alter this phrase so that it fits your problem, but it must not address someone else’s. For example, you can’t say, “Even though my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.” You have to focus on how the problem makes you feel in order to relieve the distress it causes. It’s better to address this situation by saying, “Even though I’m sad my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself.”

4. EFT tapping sequence

The EFT tapping sequence is the methodic tapping on the ends of nine meridian points.

There are 12 major meridians that mirror each side of the body and correspond to an internal organ. However, EFT mainly focuses on these nine:

  • karate chop (KC): small intestine meridian
  • top of head (TH): governing vessel
  • eyebrow (EB): bladder meridian
  • side of the eye (SE): gallbladder meridian
  • under the eye (UE): stomach meridian
  • under the nose (UN): governing vessel
  • chin (Ch): central vessel
  • beginning of the collarbone (CB): kidney meridian
  • under the arm (UA): spleen meridian

Begin by tapping the karate chop point while simultaneously reciting your setup phrase three times. Then, tap each following point seven times, moving down the body in this ascending order:

  • eyebrow
  • side of the eye
  • under the eye
  • under the nose
  • chin
  • beginning of the collarbone
  • under the arm

After tapping the underarm point, finish the sequence at the top of the head point.

While tapping the ascending points, recite a reminder phrase to maintain focus on your problem area. If your setup phrase is, “Even though I’m sad my mother is sick, I deeply and completely accept myself,” your reminder phrase can be, “The sadness I feel that my mother is sick.” Recite this phrase at each tapping point. Repeat this sequence two or three times.

5. Test the final intensity

At the end of your sequence, rate your intensity level on a scale from 0 to 10. Compare your results with your initial intensity level. If you haven’t reached 0, repeat this process until you do.

Enough theory. Watch the founder Gary Craig explaining the system. 

Now, watch EFT in action, using a painful shoulder as an example. You can fill the "blank" with your current health issue.

Be open minded, give it a go - and start your journey to better health!
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Hashimoto’s and Autism

Researchers wanted to find out, whether there is evidence that children of mothers with Hashimoto's have a higher risk of developing autism.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired language, disrupted social interactions, and stereotyped behaviors and interests. Genetic factors are known to play a major role in autism. 

The study found that the odds of autism were increased by nearly 80% among offspring of mothers who had elevated TPO antibodies during pregnancy, independent of the level of thyroid hormones. 

If you plan to become pregnant, have your antibodies tested. Should they be elevated, you might want to get in touch with us to find out about our holistic root-cause approach to reduce antibodies.

Thyroid Function with Antibodies Blood Test

A comprehensive blood test examining levels of TSH, T4, FT4 and FT3 as well as thyroid antibodies.

Advanced Thyroid Function Blood Test

This profile contains a full thyroid profile (TSH, T4, FT4 and FT3 as well as thyroid antibodies) as well as ferritin, folate*), vitamins D and  active B12 and CRP-hs.

*) Important notice about retests for folate. Please be aware that folate has a higher-than-normal failure rate on finger-prick samples. For the best chance of success we recommend taking a venous sample for this test (either in-clinic or with a nurse home visit). Medichecks has made a finger-prick option available for this test. If you opt to take a finger-prick sample at home and you receive all test results except folate, they will refund £8 to your payment card. No retests for folate will be provided. By ordering a finger-prick kit for this test you agree that you will only be entitled to a refund of £8 should this happen.

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Selenium – why you should take it

  • What is Selenium
  • Metabolic Benefits
  • Effect on Thyroid
  • Antiviral effects

Selenium has shown several antiviral effects, working on all relevant levels:

  • Reduces viral mutations
  • Inhibits viral replication
  • Antioxidant effect - Immunonutrition
  • Cell system support: improves lymphatic flow

Recently, selenium status was reported to positively correlate with the survival of patients with COVID-19 compared with non-survivors. 

We recommend these supplements to provide you with the recommended 200 mcg of Selenium:

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Triglycerides, HDL and cardiac risk

Most reliable predictor of heart risk 

The ratio of Triglycerides to HDL: TG:HDL ratio is the most reliable predictor of heart risk, not LDL..

Ideally it should be 1; but no more than 2. You want TG <100 (<95 better); HDL >60 in men (>70 in women).

TG/HDL ratio is also termed AIP (Atherogenic index of plasma). 

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