Posts Tagged With: mindfulness

Hypnosis to Rev Your Metabolism!

Hypnosis to Rev Your Metabolism

www.doctoroz.com

In my own hypnosis practice, I work with a lot of people to help them loose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  In particular, I specialize in helping people who need to loose weight for major medical reasons, such as those who have diabetes type 2 or who have had bariatric weight loss surgery.

British hypnotist Paul McKenna has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show a couple times now, talking about how hypnosis can be used to boost your metabolism, control cravings, and keep the weight off.  If you have not already seen these episodes, you can find them on the Dr. Oz Show website.

To Watch the Videos, follow these links:

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/hypnosis-weight-loss

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/hypnosis-rev-your-metabolism

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Harvard School of Public Health: Nicotine Replacement Therapies Not Effective

Nicotine replacement therapies may not be effective in helping people quit smoking

www.hsph.harvard.edu

Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) have been available as over-the-counter smoking cessation medications since 1996.  However, a recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that people who used an NRT to quit smoking – like the nicotine patch (placed on the skin), nicotine gum, nicotine inhaler, or nasal spray – are just as likely to relapse as those who quit cold turkey.

“This study shows that using NRT is no more effective in helping people stop smoking cigarettes in the long-term than trying to quit on one’s own,” said Hillel Alpert, a research scientist at HSPH.

In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show that in the past five years, the adult smoking quitting rates have remained the same (rather than improved as one would expect given the popularity of NRT use).

Lois Biener of the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Survey Research said that “using public funds to provide NRT to the population at large is of questionable value, particularly when it reduces the amount of money available for smoking interventions shown in previous studies to be effective.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/nicotine-replacement-therapies/

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Visual Cues Are Critical to Controlling How Much We Eat

Mindless Eating

www.sciencedaily.com

What do you do while you are eating your breakfast, lunch or dinner?  If you are like many Americans, in our fast-paced culture, then you are probably busy multi-tasking during many of your meals.  It is so common for folks to be watching TV, on their phone, working on the computer, or something else while munching away on snacks or a meal.  And it is true that many who do this also routinely overeat and have trouble loosing weight.

“The human stomach isn’t designed to keep accurate track of how much we have eaten. In fact, it takes about 20 minutes after we eat before our stomachs register that we are ‘full.’ Visual cues are critical to controlling our much we eat,” according to Brian Wansink, a food psychologist at Cornell University.

He goes on to explain how plate size makes a difference as does minimizing distractions and paying attention to what you are putting into your mouth while you are eating.

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2007/1202-mindless_eating.htm

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Why Do You Continue to Eat Something that Really Doesn’t Taste Good?

Habit Makes Bad Food Too Easy to Swallow

www.sciencedaily.com

So this was an interesting article I came across on how “habit” can make us eat something that in actually doesn’t really taste good at all.  USC researchers conducted a study at a movie theater where they gave each of the movie goers a bucket of week-old stale popcorn.  Those folks who rarely ate popcorn at the theater did not eat very much of it.  But those who had an established habit of eating popcorn at the movies were found to eat just as much of this old stale popcorn as they usually did with good fresh popcorn.  It didn’t matter to them if it tasted good or not!

David Neal, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California, says: “When we’ve repeatedly eaten a particular food in a particular environment, our brain comes to associate the food with that environment and make us keep eating as long as those environmental cues are present.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110901135108.htm

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Get Relief from Tinnitus with Hypnosis

Getting Relief From Tinnitus May Be Mind Over Matter

http://abcnews.go.com

Researcher Jennifer Gans says: “A technique called mindfulness-based tinnitus reduction helps people separate the ringing from the stress, anxiety and other negative emotions it often causes.”

“Mindfulness techniques are becoming more popular remedies for a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, stress, itching, addiction and digestive disorders. A report by researchers at Harvard Medical School released in May 2011 found that more than 6 million Americans are advised by traditional doctors to try meditation and other mind-body interventions. For sicker patients, these non-conventional approaches make them feel better physically and emotionally. Hypnosis is one of the more common ways to use the mind to overcome the symptoms of a variety of illnesses…”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mind-body-intervention-holds-promise-alleviating-tinnitus-symptoms/story?id=14126165#.UKa3yGfNnb0

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Hypnosis Helps Alleviate Menopausal Hot Flashes

Anti-stress therapy can help deal with some menopause symptoms

http://www.washingtonpost.com

In one study of women who had moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats, those who participated in mindfulness-based stress-reduction classes over 9 weeks were 15 percent less bothered by their hot flashes. About 3 months later, mindfulness practitioners were 22 percent less bothered by hot flashes. The mindfulness group also reported less stress, better sleep and overall improvement in their quality of life.

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health/anti-stress-therapy-can-help-deal-with-some-menopause-symptoms/2011/06/01/AG4qXZKH_story.html

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