About Laura Knowles

Laura is a Senior Kinesiologist and Health Tutor with a decade's worth of clinical experience which means she is confident in working with any health issue and able to hold any client emotion that is presented. Her specialties include stress, immune and digestion which include her unique clinical protocols on SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and autoimmune. Her style is investigative and thorough. She uses a wide tool kit which includes lymphatic massage, structural corrections, nutrition, supplementation, diet and emotional coaching. Clients who prefer a firm style of massage enjoy her sessions, she works in this way because it has shown to give immediate results and relief. Laura has the following qualifications; Kinesiology Diploma Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Anatomy & Physiology Diploma Foundation Counselling Reiki Advanced Touch for Health Instructor Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

The Biggest Losers – Why Extreme Weight Loss Shows Need To Stop

the biggest loser? This week Twitter has been a wash with concerns about the winner of the popular US show The Biggest Loser winner, Rachel Frederickson, and her extreme weight loss. Rachel began the show at 260 pounds (18st5) and this week at the finale she weighed in at a staggering 105 pounds (7st5)! At 5’4 this is seriously tiny. I do not like shows like the Biggest Loser. I do like what they represent. I do not like what they are telling us – that weight loss is everything and it doesn’t matter how you do it – whether its spending all day exercising, working out when you’re injured or dehydrating yourself before weigh ins – as long as you get skinny you will be successful. […]

February 8th, 2014|My Blog|0 Comments

Salmon Superfood Salad

Ingredients: Serves 1 1 wild salmon fillet (protein) 1 artichoke (carb) 4 large asparagus spears (carb) 100g spinach (carb) 100g quinoa or lentils (carb, avoid on the hypothalamus reset diet and IBS diet) Squeeze of fresh lemon (carb) Splash of olive oil (fat) Optional: sprinkle of nuts such as pine nuts (fat) Instructions: Prepare your ingredients by chopping the artichoke [...]

Women. Take the Day Off – Period

this test tube isn’t helping our experiment Calling all women for an experiment. What would your month be like if you rested on the first day of your period? Something strange happened to me this month. And it started 28 days ago. We are doing some serious DIY on our house and I spent the first day of my period doing manual labour in the garden. All day I was grouchy, short tempered and fed up. At the end of the day I was tired, delicate and tearful. And this pretty much describes the entire month that followed. What would have happened if I had rested up, sat in the sun, read a book, had a snooze? Would my month have been different? […]

August 28th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

Is DIY bad for your health?

its dangerous to look at cameras when using tools I trap my middle finger in the spot light fitting that I am man handling down from the ceiling, scream out in pain and instantly burst into tears. It’s the umpteenth time I have hurt myself in the last month doing DIY. We are on a deadline to get our house up together so we can rent it out and it’s all hands on deck. I have cut, bruised, trapped, broken, knocked, blistered and landed on so many different parts of my body I’m starting to get the feeling I am not cut out for this kind of work. I stop loosening the ceiling spot lights and hold my throbbing finger. My partner likes a ‘bright’ room and has fitted 105 light fittings in this house. I have only loosened 12 of them. […]

August 13th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

Does Alternative Health Need To Step Up?

one small step for alternative health… I was giddy with excitement at last nights Third Metric event hosted by the Huff Post and the rather fabulous Arianna Huffington. I’d been invited on the premise that it was something to do with health but I wasn’t quite prepared for what I was about to hear. […]

July 31st, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

When Organic is a Must – The Dirty Dozen

smells like…. an apple? One of the biggest things I go on about in my clinic is getting clients to eat more fruit and vegetables. And I always recommend organic. Unfortunately our intensively farmed, pesticide treated soils aren’t what they used to be. Fruit and veg no longer contains the levels of the oh so important vitamins and minerals that we need to keep our bodies doing their thing and this is contributing to the increase in illness and disease that we are experiencing. I also hear its not always possible to eat a 100% organic lifestyle and so I read with interest the study by Americas Environmental Working Group (EWG) who buy a load of fruit and veg each year and analyse the pesticide content so identify the good, the bad and the ugly. […]

July 18th, 2013|My Blog|2 Comments

Stressed Marathon Runner and Kinesiology

Here is the case of a female endurance runner with high stress and how I used Kinesiology to support her. She runs her own Personal Training business and is married with 3 children. She presented with irregular sleep patterns, exercise induced asthma, poor digestion, low energy levels and hormone imbalances. How many sessions: 5 sessions over a 4 month period What I did in the clinic: For high stress we supported her endocrine system with regular ‘Endocrine Boosting’. I used a technique to correct a hiatal hernia as her stomach was positioned too high and was restricting her lung capacity, this improved the asthma and digestion.  This also helped her irregular sleeping. […]

June 13th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

Panic Attacks and Kinesiology

Here is a case of a woman with night terrors and how we used Kinesiology to support her. She suffered with regular panic attacks at night which would wake her up and she would spend an hour on the toilet vomiting and having diarrhea. This had been a problem she experienced for many years. How many sessions: 3 sessions over a 3 month period What I did in the clinic: I worked on supporting the endocrine system and nervous system with a Kinesiology technique called an Endocrine Boost.  The jaw was very tight and we worked on releasing the tension in each session. We also worked emotionally with her fear of losing control. […]

May 7th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

What is Kinesiology?

So what is Kinesiology? It is a good question. And we, as practitioners, get asked that question a lot especially as it’s relatively unknown in this country. Kinesiology literally translated means ‘the study or science of movement’. There are a few different types of Kinesiology out there just to make things nice and confusing – Systematic Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology and Three in One Kinesiology to name a few. We specialise in Systematic Kinesiology which was born out of the work of Dr George Goodheart in the 1960’s who originally developed Applied Kinesiology. […]

April 24th, 2013|My Blog|0 Comments

Wheat and Dairy Free Pancakes

Here is a marvellous recipe for some very tasty wheat-free, dairy-free pancakes. Ingredients: - 250g spelt flour (a mixture of white and brown is nice) with a nice pinch of sea salt (carb) - 2 organic eggs, lightly beaten (protein) - 600ml approx organic almond milk (fat) Lightly whisk the spelt flour in a bowl to get [...]

February 12th, 2013|Desserts, PFC Protein Fats Carbs, Recipes|0 Comments