Dr. Nelson uses a form of applied kinesiology, also known as muscle testing, to help people discover unresolved emotions that may be affecting their health. By applying slight pressure to large muscles, it's possible to use the same method to demonstrate the body's innate preference for healthy food choices. He calls this method the "Sway Test."
"If you are standing in a relaxed posture, your body will tend to gently sway forward if you are thinking about food that your subconscious mind wants, and will sway backward if you are thinking about foods that it perceives to be harmful," Dr. Nelson says. Here's how it works:
- If there is any music playing in your room, or if the television is on, turn them off, so that you will be able to focus completely on the test. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Drop your hands to your side, and close your eyes. Allow yourself to completely relax.
- Try thinking about the word "salad." Try to imagine the most delicious, healthy salad that you've ever eaten.
- The moment your inner mind connects with the thought of "salad," and all the good fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients that go along with that salad, you will begin to sway forward, as your subconscious mind realizes just how good for you that salad would actually be. This typically doesn't take more than five or 10 seconds, and gets easier with practice.
- Now, allow yourself to relax again. With your eyes closed, focus your mind on the word "Hot Pocket." As you think about this ultimate form of junk food, your subconscious mind is somehow aware of the artificial ingredients that are in that product, the humectants, the preservatives, the food colorings and so on, that are going to make you fat. Once again, the moment your subconscious mind makes the connection with what a "Hot Pocket" really is, your body will start to sway backward of its own volition, in an attempt to move you further away from eating something bad for you.
About Dr. Bradley Nelson and The Emotion Code: Dr. Nelson has lectured internationally on the natural healing of chronic illness and successfully treated patients from across the US and Canada for more than 20 years. He has trained more than 2,500 practitioners worldwide on how to help people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness and other negative emotions and the physical symptoms associated them. His best-selling book The Emotion Code offers step-by-step instructions for working with the body's healing power.
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