Last week, a client came to me complaining up head to toe skin rashes. She felt so bad she had made an emergency appointment with her medical doctor. But at the last minute, remembering that she had reacted badly to medications in the past for previous skin issues, she made an appointment to see me.

I used kinesiology to determine A, what the root source of the problem was and B, what she could do to feel better immediately.

Even though she was not a heavy or even regular drinker, she had a few too many alcoholic beverages on Saturday night followed by an overdose of Halloween candy.


I have found through years of helping clients relieve all kinds of skin issues that the root cause is often a liver-kidney imbalance.


A lot of people understand that alcohol adversely affects your liver.


Very few people know, however, that high fructose corn syrup – the main ingredient in soft drinks and most candies – is very similar to alcohol in that it has to be metabolized by the liver before it can be utilized by the body.


An overdose of junk food or candy can cause fatty liver just like alcohol can. In fact, there is even a disease called non-alcohol fatty liver disease.


A simple way to look at yourself and anyone and find out if you fall into this category is by seeing if you have an extra roll of fat above your belly button. That’s your liver roll, if you are unfortunate enough to have one. Even if you don’t drink more than 14 alcoholic beverages per week – the amount that technically puts you into the category of being an alcoholic – you may simply be eating more sweets than your liver can actually process.


High fructose corn syrup is a common ingredient not only in soft drinks and candy but also cereals, breads, breakfast pastries, waffles, so-called protein bars, ketchup, cookies, cakes, chocolate, yoghurt, ice cream, james, jellies, salad dressings, mayonnaise, corn chips, organic soups and BBQ sauce. In other words, if you want to get high fructose corn syrup out of your diet completely, you are going to have to read labels and think twice before eating anything processed.


So back to my client with the head to toe rashes.


Her immune system was suppressed and she was reacting to hand lotion, common pain killers and over the counter allergy remedies, organic coconut oil and over 20 common foods that she had been eating. It was a good thing she had come to see a kinesiologist because I could very carefully ferret out what foods she could and could not eat without getting a reaction, what over the counter medicine she could take for pain and allergy relief and even what kind of lotion she could now put on her body without aggravating the rash.


I encouraged her to use a far infrared sauna and take an oatmeal bath. I gave her two supplements, including one for detoxification and another to support her immune system and stop the bad reactions to multiple foods. I encouraged her to drink lots of water to flush her kidneys.


I saw her again Tuesday. “I feel so much better!” she told me. Not only had her skin improved, her energy was better and – big surprise – the achey pain in her joints was gone completely.


If you have been following my blog, you will have read how I explained that our organs feed energy to our muscles. And you will have learned that you hold toxins in your joints.


So when you improve your eating, and specifically avoid any foods that you may be reacting adversely to, your organs are healthier and therefore you notice you have fewer if any muscle aches.


If you take the time to detoxify, you will notice your joint pain going away.


Sometimes a bad reaction like a skin rash can be a blessing in disguise if we take the time to listen to what our body is begging us.