50 Shades of Hypnotherapy

If you were asked to describe a hypnotist, you might picture a man with deep Hypnotsistpiercing eyes, a pocket watch on a chain, intently focused on a prone and still individual who eventually falls into a deep sleep.  You might also assume that anyone who is hypnotised is under the control of the hypnotist and can be made to anything they are told to, whether they like it or not.

This is definitely not the case and people cannot be made to do things against their will, or in fact anything that they have an inherent aversion towards or think is morally wrong.  Hypnosis is not always used for entertainment or as a stage or party trick.   Hypnotherapy can actually be used to treat a whole host of conditions.  Here are fifty surprising conditions which can be helped with hypnosis… Continue reading 50 Shades of Hypnotherapy

Lactose Intolerance and Race: Your DNA is hard coded

“The ability in adulthood to break down lactose is rare or absent in most parts of the world. Those without the (DNA) mutation can experience unpleasant side effects if they consume substantial amounts of milk”.

My friend Ping from China told me that dairy was absent in Chinese cuisine.  Her first taste of cheese was when she visited the West.  According to Ping, cheese is both strange and unpleasant to the Chinese palate although her kids who grew up here love it.  Of course, I thought this was very funny – “Let me get you right, fish heads are a delicacy but you don’t like cheese?”

DNA Mutation to Process DairyAnyway…   It seems that the DNA mutation that allowed humans to process dairy products occurred independently around 3,000 to 5,000 years ago in modern day Turkey (where it spread into Northern Europe) and parts of Africa.  In evolutionary terms, that was yesterday: the ability to process daily products can confer an important advantage for surviving a poor harvest.  For more information, read this fascinating BBC article by clicking here.

In my previous blog, I discussed the importance of maintaining a good bacterial balance in your tummy and suggested natural yogurt.  But if dairy is not a good option for you because you are lactose intolerant, there is other good stuff to kick start the bacteria including coffee and even a glass of beer.  The key point is the importance of a rounded diet for a ‘good’ metabolism.

Probiotic Supplements – The Secret to Losing Weight Could be in your Gut


Scientists are increasingly looking at the link between obesity and bacteria in the stomach.   Many people on a diet or eating plan often complain that their slim counterparts eat roughly the same amount of fat, sugar, protein and carbohydrates as they do, but don’t seem to put on an ounce in weight.  Probiotic supplements may work for you.

Natural yogurt can help restore the bacterial balance in the gut

The Secret to Losing Weight could be in your Gut

Latest research by the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that overweight women who took a probiotic supplement not only lost twice as much weight and fat over a six month period, but kept the weight off.  They also found their appetites decreased.

Probiotic supplements vary widely in price and can be expensive, so you’ll need to shop around for the best value.  But don’t forget before buying probiotic supplements that foods like natural yogurt (and even beer in moderation) can help get the bacterial balance in your tummy where it needs to be!

Find out more about how the right bacterial balance in your gut can make you slimmer and how what you eat can affect your long term health and weight maintenance plans (click the article here).

If you have enjoyed this article you may also be interested in looking into relaxation techniques to help you calm your mind and body.  Download your essential hypnotic relaxation tape here .

A Solution for Weight Loss Could be Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

A solution for weight loss could be Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis.  Gastric Band operations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and worldwide. According to the British Medical Journal there are over 240,000 people on NHS waiting lists.  Although the operation is available on the health service most people elect to undergo Gastric Band surgery privately due to the very strict criteria most people have to meet and the strain on NHS budgets .

Gastric Band Surgery can be expensive – costing as much as £3,500 – and like any surgical procedure can have adverse side effects and risks.  For these reasons, many people are now turning to a Hypnotic Gastric Band procedure. Continue reading A Solution for Weight Loss Could be Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

Fear of Dentist

One in four of us is terrified of a visit to the dentist, but there are ways to deal with your fears.

DentistThe smells and sounds of the dentist can bring back childhood memories and fears that the treatment is going to be painful. Even the sight of the dentist’s chair or the sight of the dental drills can make some people very nervous.

These days, most dentists are aware of their patients’ fears and can do a lot to make dental treatment an anxiety free experience.

If the fear of the dentist so worrying that you cannot even make an appointment, hypnosis can be an effective way of putting these fears behind you.