New Years Jin Shin Jyutsu good wishes

When I started this blog a couple of years ago I  intended it to be a Swedish blog, but I realized quite fast that I have a lot of “visitors” from a lot of other countries, (so far I have had visitors from 118 countries…) so I try to keep my blog in English most of the time, sometimes there are things I want to share in Swedish – I hope that my English speaking friends can use for those occasions, if you want to 🙂

So I’m sending good New Year wishes to all my readers all over the world – this is a “Christmas tree” from the hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona (I was there last December) – if you haven’t been there I can recommend a visit!





We are going to have a 5 day class in Uppsala, Sweden with Carlyse Smyth, in the beginning of May (4-8) – I will most definitely be there, hope to see a lot of you there too 🙂



And hopefully I will be able to go to the Now Know Myself class in Louisville, Kentucky, in May, that’s my plan anyway!  I have been trying to fit in a NKM class for several years now, so this is on my schedule now 🙂

On the website it says that the instructors for this class will be Wayne Hackett,  Carlos Gutterres and Jill Marie Pasquinelli (Holden) – I have been to 4 classes with Wayne, so I know it is going to be good, and I have a friend that has been at a class with Carlos, she recommends him too, the only one I don’t know anything about is Jill Marie, but I’m sure she is great too!



And Sadaki Kato is coming to Ireland in the end of June for a class – don’t miss that opportunity, I will be there too!

You can find the information about all the classes here:



New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Susan Schwartz 2016

I have participated in two 5 day classes with Susan, fun and interesting – she doesn’t have very many classes posted at the website at the moment, I guess she is quite busy with the Jin Shin Jyutsu school in Morristown (and so is Anita Willoughby, Jed Schwartz and some other instructors) so if you want to go to a class with Susan you will have to study her schedule to find her… but there are classes there with her!

Here are special topic classes that already happened:
“Understanding Back Of Text 1 and Text 2”

and here’s a special topic in 2016:
Course Title: Jin Shin Jyutsu: The Spine and the Sacrum
Start Date: October 28, 2016 (Friday) End Date: October 30, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Organizer Name:Diane Murray
Phone: 813-500-1899
Address: 5810 Half Moon lake Road, Tampa, FL 33625
Notes: This class will explore the Jin Shin Jyutsu relationships (physio-philosophy, physio-psychology, physio-physiology) that involve the vertebra, sacrum and overall structure and function of the spine.

Other than that, there are some 5 day classes and a self-help class, you can find the list to all her classes her:

New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Waltraud Riegger-Krause 2016

I was in a 5 day class with Waltraud in England a couple of years ago, and remember I was thinking when she made the introduction to the class that it is amazing that every teacher bring their own “flavour” to the class, and it seems like what they bring is exactly what I needed to hear right that moment. Even if I have been to several 5 day classes, every new teacher I meet bring something different 🙂
And I’ve also participated in a self-help class with her, she was talking about book 1, but with the focus “stress” which was interesting, how to use that book in that way.
She has also made some Jin Shin Jyutsu flash cards, you can find them here:
and there’s also books (in German):


And here are some themes for special topics (these classes has already happened):
“The development of mindfulness for avoiding stress and burnout”
“Drawing and deepening of the Organ Function Flows”
and here are some special topics in 2016:
Course Title: “Drawing and Deepening of the Organ Flows” (in German)
Start Date: February 26, 2016 (Friday) End Date: February 28, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Martina Hellmuth
Phone: (011) +49-921-2615069, Email:
St.-Nikolaus-Str. 5, D-95445 Bayreuth, Germany
Co-Organizer: Uwe Six
Phone: (011) +49-921-2615069
Notes: Friday is a half day.

Course Title: Mentoring Program (Presented in German)
Start Date: April 08, 2016 (Friday) End Date: April 10, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Anke Oltmann
Phone: (011) +49-541-6854302, Email:
Schnatgang 54, D-49080 Osnabrueck, Germany

Course Title: “Everything about the Practice” (in German)
Start Date: April 16, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Andrea Römmelle
Phone: (011) +49-7131-161374,
Goethestr. 39/1, D-74076 Heilbronn, Germany

And here’s the link to all her classes:

New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Jill Marie Pasquinelli (Holden) 2016

Jill Marie Pasquinelli (Holden) is one of the instructors that I haven’t had the possibility to meet yet, hopefully I can go to the Now Know Myself class in Louisville, Kentucky, in May – that’s my plan anyway – and as I understand it she will be one of the instructors there.

Here are some words about her from the website:
“Jill graduated from college with a BA in Dance and became a professional dancer. She also studied theater arts, meditation, animal behavior, and various body and movement awareness disciplines. This combined with her childhood dream of becoming a detective led her to the discovery of Jin Shin Jyutsu. She brings this enhanced awareness into her teaching, sharing with students her delight in the Mysteries – of life, movement, energy, and a deep desire to live the philosophy and art of JSJ. Jill has been a student and practitioner of JSJ for 29 years.

The experience of dealing with a life-threatening illness 14 years ago led her to bring Jin Shin Jyutsu into a medical oncology practice. There she developed an integrative oncology program which has given her a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Art, both as a receiver and one who shares it through being in service to others.

Jill has learned that there are no bad days. Instead she sees the stark realities of life with a sense of humor and realism. She loves living the questions.

Jill lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys exploring and being in nature, loves tea, film, and good chocolate.”
She teaches 5 day classes, of course, and mentoring, Now Know Myself – these are the words about NKM:
“Notes: The purpose of the Now Know Myself Seminar (NKM) is to further examine the wealth of information in Texts 1 and 2 and offer some new material. This seminar is co-presented by a panel of instructors, whose number will be determined by the number of students enrolled. Participants experience hands-on daily, both as practitioners and receivers. The primary objective is to enrich each individual’s understanding of the why’s and how to’s of this beautiful Art with emphasis on the unique concerns of practitioners. It is an opportunity to develop Jin Shin Jyutsu concepts and practice in a very profound way.”

These are special topic themes that already happened:
“The One and the Many – A Journey through the numbers from 1-10”
“The Art of Being a Practitioner”

and here are some special topics happening in 2016:

JMPH Boulder

Course Title: “Critical Labels and Trauma with Jin Shin Jyutsu” Start Date: February 26, 2016 (Friday) End Date: February 28, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Best Western Inn BOULDER
Organizer Name: Kathleen Mooney
Phone / Fax: 720-470-0277
Address: 104 Lincoln Circle Louisville, CO 80027
Co-Organizer Name: Barbara Johnson
Co-Organizer Phone / Fax: 719-210-6488
Co-Organizer Email:


Course Title: Critical Care for experienced practitioners
Start Date: March 18, 2016 (Friday) End Date: March 20, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Clarion Hotel, Portland, Maine
Organizer Name: Sid Lefavour
Address:P.O. Box 160 Rockport, Maine 04856
Co-Organizer Name: Donna Berry
Co-Organizer Phone / Fax:(207) 785-4497
Co-Organizer Email:
Notes: The class runs for 3 days – March 18-20, 2016. The Pre-requisites are 3 five day classes but please inquire if you have less classes but are working with clients with critical labels

Course Title: Mentoring with Jill Pasquinelli
Start Date: April 15, 2016 (Friday) End Date: April 17, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Kensington
Organizer Name: Donna Dahrouge
Phone / Fax: (510) 295-9205
Address: 426 Beloit Avenue, Kensington, CA 94708

Course Title: Critical Labels
Start Date: May 11, 2016 (Wednesday) End Date: May 12, 2016 (Thursday)
Location: Stuart Florida
Organizer Name: Nancy Edwards
Organizer Phone: (561) 252-3965
Organizer Email:
Co-Organizer Name:Deborah Warner
Phone / Fax: (813) 493-9971
Address: 608 Pinewalk Drive,Brandon, FL 33510

Course Title: The Art of Being a Practitioner
Start Date: May 13, 2016 (Friday) End Date: May 15, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Stuart, Florida
Organizer Name:Deborah Warner
Phone / Fax: (813) 493-9971
Address: 608 Pinewalk Drive,Brandon, FL 33510
Co-Organizer Name: Nancy Edwards
Co-Organizer Phone: (561) 252-3965
Co-Organizer Email:

Course Title: Now Know Myself Seminar
Start Date: May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) End Date: May 22, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Louisville, KY
Organized by Kelly Mount
Phone: (502) 558-3809, Fax: (888)890-4891
PO Box 367, Simpsonville, KY 40067
Co-Organizer: Sheryl Williams
Phone: (502) 412-3349, Email:

And here’s a link to all her classes:


New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Birgitta Meinhardt 2016

I haven’t had the chance to participate in any of Birgitta Meinhardt’s classes yet, and she mostly teaches her classes in the German language, which I unfortunately don’t speak… but some of my Jin Shin Jyutsu friends have been participating in classes with her and can recommend her 🙂 and I have met her at JSJ organizers meetings, she is a nice person, so I’m sure that it’s a nice experience to be in a class with her, if you speak German.

At the moment there mostly 5 day classes and pulse listening at the website, but there are some other special topics as well (these has already happened):
” The Trinity Flow”

and these are the special topics for 2016:
Course Title: “The organ systems and the symbolism of the signs of the zodiac.”
Start Date: June 11, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: June 12, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Christine Hug
Phone: (011) +41-71-8865114,
Platz 234, CH-9428 Walzenhausen, Switzerland
Co-organizer: Maria Anna Zündt
Phone: (011) +43-5522-44306
Bachmann Muhle-Weg 4, A-6830 Rankweil

Course Title: “Living The Art Class” (German translated into French)
Start Date: July 08, 2016 (Friday) End Date: July 10, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Catherine Barlier
Phone: (011) +33-(0)6-2448-4449
5 Rue Albert Schweitzer, F-67114 Eschau, France

Course Title: 3-Day Mentoring STC (in German with French translation)
Start Date: July 08, 2016 (Friday) End Date: July 10, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Catherine Barlier
Phone: (011) +33-(0)-624-48449
5 Rue Albert Schweitzer F-67114 Eschau

Course Title: Jumper Cable Energy (in German)
Start Date: September 24, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: September 25, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Agnes Livi
Phone: (011) +41-79-615-75, +41- 91-682-70-40
Centro Equilibrio, c/o Studio3spazi, Via Motta 6 CH-6830 Chiasso, Switzerland

Course Title: Living the Art Class (in German)
Start Date: October 01, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: October 03, 2016 (Monday)
Organized by Aino Meinhardt
Phone: (011) +49-6223-862620, Fax: (011) +49-6223-488903
Industriestrsse 55, D-69245 Bammental, Germany

And here’s the link to all her classes:

New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Iole Lebensztajn 2016

There are some instructors I haven’t been able to meet yet, Iole is one of them, but I am really curious about her, I have heard good stuff, so I am checking out when it could be possible to fit in one of her classes in my schedule.
as I understand it she is a doctor, it could be interesting to see Jin Shin Jyutsu through a doctor’s eye..
I found some words about her at this website (tried google translate, hopefully it worked..):

Iole M. Lebensztajn is Brazilian graduated in medicine from the University of Sao Paulo. It started in college, her search for practices that promote the healing of subtle, deep and integrated way, and that would make each actively responsible for their own health. In 1990, she found what she was looking at Jin Shin Jyutsu. Since then, dedicated exclusively to apply and teach this Physio-Philosophy. Holds office in Sao Paulo and is an instructor Jin Shin Jyutsu authorized by Inc. (Arizona – USA). Minister Jin Shin Jyutsu courses and seminars in Brazil, the United States and other countries of America, Europe, Asia and Oceania since 2001.

And here are some special topic classes (these has already happened):
“Pulse Listening, Textures and Attitudes”
“Anatomy & Physio-Philosophy of the Bones (5th Depth), Endocrine System Physio-Philosophy”

and here are some special topic classes in 2016:
Course Title: “Page 42 of Text 2” (in Portuguese)
Start Date: August 06, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: August 07, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Belo Horizonte, MG
Organizer: Fabia Suelane de Freitas
Phone: 31 99982-5360
R Cel Antonio Garcia de Paiva, 79/1601 Sao Bento, Belo Horizonte, MG, 30360-010

Course Title: “Pages 42 and 43 of Text 2, Describe the Stages of Human Development” (in Portuguese)
Start Date: September 03, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: September 04, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Silvano da Silva Machado
Phone: (011) +55-82-9608-4302
Maceio, Alagoas, Brasil
Co-Organizer: Ede Martins Fon
Phone: (011) +55-82-9115-8665

And here’s the link to all her classes:

New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Sara Harper 2016

I have been taking classes with a lot of instructors, and am always looking into where I can find new teachers, at new places where I haven’t been before – Sara Harper is one instructor I haven’t been able to get to yet, haven’t met her at any organizers meetings either, but I’m sure it will happen soon enough 🙂

Here are some word about her from the website:

“Sara lives in Tucson, AZ with her family. Sara received her first session with Mary when she was fourteen in 1973. She has studied with Mary since 1983. Sara has been a Jin Shin Jyutsu instructor since 1992 teaching the “Living the Art” 3-day workshops, and Self-Help.  Sara also teaches the Basic Five Day seminar, Mentoring, Special Topics, and Now Know Myself.

Sara has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing and worked in Business for several years.  After a traumatic car accident in the early 1980’s she had a life changing experience during her sessions with Mary Burmeister.

Sara has studied psychology, numerology, dance and loves the mysteries of life and nature. Sara teaches in an experiential and elemental way as to embody the journey of learning.”

There’s mostly 5 day classes, Living the Art and Now Know Myself at the website, but there also one special topic:
Course Title: From Accumulation To Flow Exploring 1st Depth and 4th Depth. How to let go of Excess Accumulation Digestively, Mentally, Physically, & Spiritually
Start Date: July 08, 2016 (Friday) End Date: July 10, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Morristown
Organizer Name: Joan Millspaugh
Phone 908-581-6175/ Fax:
Co-Organizer Name: Debbie Burnet
Address:50 Dogwood Drive Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Notes: Mary would emphasize the importance of clearing 1st Depth and 4th Depth to support all physical body need. 1st Depth and 4th Depth help us to unload all accumulation in the body. Accumulation encumbers the digestive, mental, physical and spiritual aspects of the body’s energy. Explore ways to process the information overload that impacts us daily. 1st Depth and 4th Depth help to Harmonize and Flow Let Go and Be the Now Know Myself 1st Depth Nature of Divine and Human Relationship Get set for Manifestation Assists Accumulations and Bloat Skin Surface Paracelsus: “The Skin is the Royal Robe of Mankind Where, the Microcosm meets the Macrocosm.” 4th Depth is the Bridge Between the Material and the Energetic Body Perfect Circulation Movement Muscular Functions Fluids in the Body Controller of Human Destiny

And here’s the link to all her classes:



New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Carlos Gutterres 2016

I haven’t been to any of Carlos classes yet, but one of my Jin Shin Jyutsu friends here in Sweden was at a class with him in Portugal a while ago, she said it was a really nice experience, so I really want to go… 🙂 Hopefully I will be able to go to his Now Know Myself class in May in Louisville, Kentucky, but it would be nice to go to Portugal too…

Here are some words about him, from the website:

“Carlos Gutterres is a Jin Shin Jyutsu 5-day class and Now Know Myself instructor.He is from Brazil and was born in Porto Alegre. Since he was very young he has had a deep interest in the mysteries of nature and the human being, and throughout his life he has pursued the study of philosophy, psychology, numerology, astrology, and Kabbalah. He has been associated with several philanthropic and spiritual organizations, including one that he founded.

After working in industry for two decades, he felt he needed a channel to express everything he had been studying. He found this channel in the healing arts, first learning flower essence therapy and becoming a researcher and practitioner, then Reiki, and finally Jin Shin Jyutsu. He developed a flower essences system called Vida. He is the author of many articles and the book, A New Purpose of Vibrational Healing. As a student and practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu in Brazil, he has been committed to sharing awareness of the Art through articles, talks, interviews, self help classes and study groups throughout the country.

Carlos lives on a ranch near Porto Alegre with his wife, Vivian, where he enjoys contact with nature, and in this peaceful place continues his studies.He has three children from his first marriage: Daniel, Leonardo, and Vivian.”

And here are special topic classes that already has happened:
“Connecting Eastern & Western Astrology with Jin Shin Jyutsu”
Notes: Students will receive their personal astrological chart. Each student should plan on submitting their birth information when registering for the class. Date, place & time of birth.
“Journey Through the SEL (Combination of Philosophy and Practice)”

And new classes 2016:
Course Title: Now Know Myself (in Spanish)
Start Date: February 17, 2016 (Wednesday) End Date: February 21, 2016 (Sunday)
Organizer: Marce Hernanz Sanz
Phone: (011) +34-630-764-750
Urb. Prados del Oeste, 16 Collado Villalba, E-28400 Madrid, Spain
Co-Organized by Juanjo Juanas Baragaño
Phone: +34 (0)608 506465, +34 91 8499837

Course Title: Now Know Myself Seminar (in Spanish)
Start Date: March 02, 2016 (Wednesday) End Date: March 06, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Claudia Escudero
Phone: (011) +52-133-3127-0157, Email:
Paseo San Arturo 1200-19, Valle Real, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico 45019

Course Title: “Lines of the Bust, Waist and Hip Line” (in Portuguese)
Start Date: April 01, 2016 (Friday) End Date: April 03, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Jandaira Telles
Phone: (011) +55-51-9644-2024, 51-30362029
Rua Carlos Barbosa, 62, Novo Hamburgo – RS, 93520-020 Brazil
Co-Organizer: Micheline Donay
Phone: (011) +55-51-9121-1896

Course Title: Now Know Myself Seminar
Start Date: May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) End Date: May 22, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: Louisville
Organized by Kelly Mount
Phone: (502) 558-3809, Fax: (888)890-4891
PO Box 367, Simpsonville, KY 40067
Co-Organizer: Sheryl Williams
Phone: (502) 412-3349, Email:

Course Title: Mentoring Program
Start Date: July 11, 2016 (Monday) End Date: July 15, 2016 (Friday)
The Student/Practitioner Mentoring Program provides in-depth, practical study in a small group setting with an instructor. For one week, up to 9 student/practitioners will gather with one faculty member, and participate each day in eight hours of hands-on, discussion and other study activities. Each participant receives two sessions daily.
Please call the office: 480 998 9331

Course Title: “Wrists” (in Portuguese)
Start Date: October 01, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: May 03, 2015 (Sunday)
Organized by Walquiria Camargo Lobato
Phone: 55 51 99744337 or 51 81434308
Rod.RS 030, 7970- Sitio Aguas Douradas Osorio/RS, – Brazil 95520-000
Co-Organizer: Almirando da Silva Camargo
Phone: (011) +51 9604-8261

Start Date: October 04, 2016 (Tuesday) End Date: October 08, 2016 (Saturday)
Organized by Beth Lendrum
Phone: 916-467-6232
919 Blue Rapids Drive, Folsom, CA 95630

Course Title: Pulse reading/body reading
Start Date: October 09, 2016 (Sunday) End Date: October 10, 2016 (Monday)
Location: Reno
Organizer Name:Carissa Bracamonte Phone / Fax:775-338-0388 Email:

And here’s the link to all his classes:

New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Petra Elmendorff 2016

So, with my little “serie” of presentations of new Jin Shin Jyutsu classes it’s time for Petra Elmendorff – also a very nice person – I took a class with her in Denmark a couple of years ago, and have also met her at the JSJ organizers meeting, I can recommend her too, you won’t regret taking a class with her 🙂
I’m a little bit sad that I don’t speak German, there’s a lot of interesting classes with her, but many will be held in German… but there are some classes in English anyway…


She teaches 5 day classes, of course, and Now Know Myself, Living the Art,  and she has some interesting themes for special topics:
(these has already happened)
“Pregnancy Baby & Co- A Practical Class”
“Our Heart-much more than only an organ”
“Exploring my own blueprint with the aid of Astrology in Jin Shin Jyutsu”
“Jin Shin Jyutsu and Astrology”
“JSJ and Burnout”
“Expanded 5 Day”



and these classes will take place during 2016:
Course Title: “Jin Shin Jyutsu and your Astrological identity” (in English with German translation)
Start Date: January 15, 2016 (Friday) End Date: January 17, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Sonja J. Müller
Phone: (011) +41-41-622-1623, Cell Phone: (011) +41-79-7167286
Seeplatz 1, CH-6374 Buochs, Switzerland

Course Title: ” Jin Shin Jyutsu and Burnout” (in German)
Start Date: February 13, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: February 14, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Christiana Birk-Ziegler
Phone: (011) +49-202-7697750, Fax: (011) +49-202-7697752
Friedhofstr. 4, D-42277 Wuppertal, Germany
Co-Organizer: Barbara Cappelli
Phone: (011) +49-202-703783

Course Title: “Body Reading and Pulse Listening” (in German)
Start Date: March 11, 2016 (Friday) End Date: March 13, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Luisa Schiebel
Phone: (011) +49-8327-930852
Gindels 7, D-87549 Rettenberg, Germany

Course Title: “Jin Shin Jyutsu and Burn out”
Start Date: May 07, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: May 08, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by:Barbara Miedl
Phone: +43 (0)664 1444191
Radetzkystr. 12 A-6850, Dornbirn
Co-Organizer: Brigitte Rein
Phone: +43 (0) 644 4471652
Mahdlegasse 3a A-6850 Dornbirn

Course Title: “The Main Central Vertical flow and the Endocrine System” (in German)
Start Date: July 09, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: July 11, 2016 (Monday)
Organized by Johannes Duft
Phone: (011) +43-676-7339897
Inge Morath Str. 76a, A-8045 Graz, Austria
Co-Organizer: Barbara Gastager
Phone: (011) +43-664-4520105
Arndorf 26, A-8181 St Ruprecht

Course Title: “Exploring the different levels of JSJ in the text books.” (in German)
Start Date: October 14, 2016 (Friday) End Date: October 16, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Barbara Unterberger
Phone: (011) +43-664-5433037, Email:
Salvatorgasse 16 A-6060, Hall, Austria
Co-Organizer: Brigitte Purner
Phone: (011) +43-699-10809390, Email:

Course Title: “The Main Central and the Endocrine system” (In German)
Start Date: November 26, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: November 27, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Marianne Lörcher
Phone: (011) +41-81-544-0023 or (011) +41-79-261-1409
Bahnhofstrasse 43, CH-9475 Sevelen Allmeinastr. 11 FL-9497 Triesenberg Switzerland

Course Title: “Body Reading, Pulse Listening and practice questions. (in German)”
Start Date: December 09, 2016 (Friday) End Date: December 11, 2016 (Sunday)
Organized by Franziska Kromer
Phone: (011) +49-761-38436780,
Jahnstr. D-79117 Freiburg, Germany


And here’s the link to all her classes:

Artikel – socker är farligare för blodtrycket än salt

Hittade en artikel till om socker/salt – jag slutade i princip att äta salt för några år sen, jag lagar mycket egen mat, och är noga med vad jag använder för råvaror – vilket betydde att jag knappt fick i mig något salt överhuvudtaget, och undrade varför jag hade så ont i ryggen, speciellt över njurarna – enligt TCM (traditionell kinesisk medicin) så behöver njurfunktionen salt… det är många som går över till LCHF kost, och märker att dom behöver mer salt i sin kost, eftersom dom mår dåligt. Så nu äter jag salt, försöker dra ner på sockret så mycket det bara går – jag märker när jag inte har ätit socker på flera veckor att det är då jag mår bättre 🙂 så jag försöker se till att det blir så lite socker som möjligt i min kost!  Och med socker menar jag också det “dolda” sockret, diverse snabba kolhydrater och liknande…

Forskning 16 september 2014

I åratal har allmänheten uppmanats att drastiskt minska sitt saltintag. Man har bland annat trott att salt kan öka risken för stroke med en fjärdedel. Men socker kan vara betydligt värre för ditt blodtryck än salt, visar ny forskning.

Socker – inte salt – är boven bakom högt blodtryck, hävdar nu amerikanska forskare.
Tidigare har man bland annat trott att salt kan öka risken för stroke med en fjärdedel. Man har även skylt tre miljoner dödsfall årligen på högt saltintag. Men socker är mer kopplat till högt blodtryck än vad natrium är, visar en ny studie.

Påverkar hjärnan
Det är forskare från New York och Kansas som nu hävdar att höga sockernivåer påverkar en viktig del av hjärnan som orsakar snabbare hjärtfrekvens samt ökat blodtryck. Forskarna belyser samtidigt en nyligen genomförd studie av 8 670 franska vuxna som inte funnit något samband alls mellan salt och högt blodtryck, skriver Daily Mail.

Högt blodtryck ökar risken för stroke och hjärtsjukdomar
– Det är socker och inte salt som kan vara den verkliga orsaken till högt blodtryck., säger doktor  James DiNicolantonio, som forskar hjärtsjukdomar vid St Lukes Mid America Heart Institute i KansasCity och som även är ansvarig för forskargruppen, till tidningen American Journal of Cardiology.
Uppfattningen stöds av metaanalyser av randomiserade kontrollerade studier (storskaliga studier), vilka tyder på att socker är starkare relaterat till blodtrycket hos människor än natrium.
Omkring en fjärdedel av vuxna i Storbritannien har högt blodtryck, något som kraftigt ökar risken för stroke och hjärtsjukdomar.
– Att uppmuntra konsumenter att hålla nere sockret, inte saltet, kan vara en bättre strategi om man vill få kontroll över sitt blodtryck, fortsätter han.

Anses bevis för ytterligare hälsorisker
Denna nya forskning anses vara ytterligare ett bevis för hälsoriskerna med att äta för mycket socker.
Doktor DiNicolantonio säger därmed emot de experter som hittills hävdat att minskad saltförbrukning bidrar till att sänka antalet feta och hjärtsjuka.
– Vi hävdar motsatsen, en minskning av saltet kan leda till ett ökat intag i processade livsmedel (med tillsatt socker) och därigenom istället öka risken för diabetes, fetma och hjärt-kärlsjukdom, säger han.
Orsakerna är komplicerade att förklara men går ut på att låga saltnivåer ökar mängden av vissa fetter i blodet.

Socker – en kraftigt underskattad hälsorisk
Dr Aseem Malhotra, kardiolog och vetenskapschef för kampanjgruppen ”Action on sugar” menar att socker är en kraftigt underskattad hälsorisk.
– Vi vet att socker inte ger någon näring och det finns allt fler bevis på att det är en oberoende riskfaktor för många sjukdomar.
I juni utfärdade Storbritannien nya riktlinjer vilka uppmanade allmänheten att begränsa sig till mellan fem och sju teskedar om dagen eftersom socker anses orsaka fetma och typ 2-diabetes. En genomsnittlig vuxen förbrukar dock ungefär 15 teskedar – och detta på grund av de  höga nivåer dolt socker som finns i till exempel juice, müsli, yoghurt, smörgåsar och färdigmat.

Kan påverka barns förmåga att lära
Vissa experter vill att regeringen att införa en sockerskatt på läsk men ministrarna har hittills avvisat dessa samtal.
Regeringens chefsrådgivare när det gäller övervikt, professor Susan Jebb, har också uppmanat föräldrar att förbjuda juice och läsk från middagsbordet och hålla sig till vatten.
Experter är också oroliga för att socker ligger bakom en ökning av karies hos barn vilket kan påverka deras förmåga att lära.

Av Isabelle Hedander


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