Men's Health Rural Ireland, by Breandan O'Lorcain. Farmer & Brown Cows

Men's Health & Wellbeing in Rural Ireland by Breandan O'Lorcain

Mens Health in Rural Ireland, Black & White Calf in Farmyard
Rural Mens Health by Breandan O’Lorcain.

Men’s Health and Wellbeing in Rural Ireland by Breandan O’Lorcain

When Jim first contacted me and arranged an appointment to deal with Anxiety he was sceptical at first as are many people.

Jim came to see me at the Galway clinic, he hails from Connemara, is 57 years of age, married and has 2 children. Jim has always lived in rural Ireland and grew up on the family farm which he now runs since the passing of his parents.

Rural Ireland and many men of Jim’s age are in a similar situation suffering with mental health issues, but feeling like they can’t talk to anyone. They often feel that there is still a stigma attached to mental health issues and it is one of those things you better not talk about. A recent study by Sea Change has shown that almost half of people living in rural areas say they would conceal a mental health difficulty.

Jim is part of the Farming community and studies have shown they are the most likely people to conceal mental health illness, Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death worldwide (WHO, 2012). Men are generally three times more likely to complete suicide than women and rural populations are more at risk of suicide than urban communities

As Jim grew up on his parent’s farm and spent a lot of time with his dad who he now realises suffered with anxiety too, Jim picked up those traits as a learned response and carried this with him into his adult life. Mens Health

After completing his Hypnotherapy sessions Jim was a changed man, he was now able to cope with the day to day struggles in his life like a new person.

He had learned a new way to cope with what had caused such anxiety in his life before, through breathing techniques and mind coaching. Jim had never thought that this old aged tradition of hypnosis could be used to help fix his problem. Mens Health

After I completed working with Jim through Hypnosis Sessions it got me thinking about Men’s Mental Health and especially in rural Ireland.

It intrigued me to learn more. From studies completed rural attitudes and constraints, economic disadvantage and personal biography combined to create vulnerability to suicide. It shocked me to read that Farmers are most likely to die by suicide. Mental illness, economic difficulty, and a male tendency to deny problems or refuse to seek help are contributing to the high level of suicide among men living in rural areas. Mens Health

The suicide rate in Ireland has increased significantly since the 1970s and this rise in suicide is mainly due to an increase in male rates which are now approximately three times that of female suicide rates in this country (NOSP, 2011).

The age pattern of suicide also changed from the mid-20th century in Ireland and elsewhere in that suicide has become more prevalent among younger, rather than older, people (WHO, 2012). Urban rural differences are also evident with higher suicide rates in rural areas of Ireland as in other countries and rates tend to escalate with levels of rural remoteness (Platt et al 2007; NSRF, 2011; Alston, 2012)

According to the latest survey from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services Attitudes to mental health difficulties remain fraught with stigma and negativity which is very visible in today society.  Mental Health issues touch every person and every family in some way, it is important to check in on family and neighbours and help them open up about how they feel, it may help prevent them becoming a statistic.

As Jim found out by contacting me about hypnosis at the Galway clinic we have many solutions to many problems, don’t suffer in Silence.

Two things Jim said to me stood out: “I’d rather talk to my cows about my troubles than another human being, they tell no one” and “It can get lonely on the Tractor, you end up with too much time to think”

Please let me encourage you to take that first step and start talking to someone. I want to assure you that EVERY Advance Hypnosis Therapist is bound to absolute confidentiality and we honour your privacy 100% at all times.

Jim has given permission to let you share his experience in the hope that rural men, just like him, will get the help they need it.

Breandan O’Lorcain

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Galway and Mayo Advance Clinics


Crowded Airplane Cabin

5 TOP TIPS TO CALM FEAR OF FLYING

5 TOP TIPS TO CALM FEAR OF FLYING

Where didn’t you go in the past because you are the 1 in 5 who is so terrified of flying that you simply don’t?

Fear of flying can range from mild anxiety to utter terror and every year hundreds of passengers sign themselves off their flight when it comes to climbing those steps onto the aircraft.

If you suffer from mild to moderate fear of flying our 5 TOP TIPS may help you to get through it a little easier next time you travel by plane…..

…but if you really suffer, get in touch with us. Hypnosis has helped thousands of people just like you to successfully conquer their fear of flying.

5 TOP TIPS TO CALM FEAR OF FLYING

1Avoid stimulants such as coffee or energy drinks for 12 hours before a flight…The clue is in the name, they stimulate you and trying to keep calm whilst your body is hyper pumped up will make trying to cope with flying anxiety much more difficult.  Have a Turkey & Spinach Sandwich before your flight. Both of these foods are rich in Tryptophan, which increases serotonin levels. This in turn will help you feel calmer and even sleepy….it’s what causes your post- Christmas Dinner slump….Serotonin is your best friend when flying.

2. Distraction – Bring a book, best would be one you have already started reading and know you will enjoy. When you engage your imagination and become engrossed in a story you pay less attention to what is happening around you. You can use this to your advantage when you are flying.

A pen and paper can also be very useful. If you become edgy, begin writing your name with your non-writing hand, this can be helpful to interrupt unwanted thought patterns.

3. Book an Aisle seat.

If there is an element of claustrophobia to your fear, sitting by the aisle will give you a little more room, you won’t feel so trapped, sandwiched between other flyers in the middle of your row or beside the window.  It also gives you a chance to walk around when you need to.

4. Travel with a seasoned flyer that is at ease and can give you reassurance when you need it. Having a companion you trust with you can work wonders to put you at ease. Alert the Cabin Crew if you are flying alone as they will be ready to give you reassurance if you are travelling alone.      https://advancehypnosis.ie/services/trauma-ptsd/

5. Separate Fear from Danger !

We all know that flying is statistically the safest mode of transport by a very large margin.

Chances that you could be involved in an incident are miniscule  1 in 11 MILLION!!!!…in fact you are far more likely to win the lotto jackpot.

Knowing this rationally is all very well but often not enough to calm that irrational monkey mind, that has you on a white knuckle ride from start to finish.

Try this instead: Become familiar with what flying will feel like and know and understand what the different noises and sensation really mean!  Do this sometime before you are due to fly. Knowledge is power. Here we go let me take you on a flight tour

An aircraft  is pretty much like a bus.

When the plane speeds up, just like on a bus, it will push you into the seat a little.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

When the landing gear goes up or down you will hear it. when the pilot adjusts the course and turns the plane, just like on a bus that is going around a bend you will be aware of the movement. Are any of these noises or movements actually dangerous? No, this is normal, it is not dangerous. Let yourself begin to separate Fear from Danger

.Remember an aircraft is pretty much like a bus, when it goes over bumps or through “hollows” in the airwaves it will feel bumpy. Some people have affectionately duped this phenomenon “the potholes in the clouds”.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

When the Pilots adjust the speed of the plane, just like on a bus you will hear it and feel it,  the engines will sound a little different and you can feel the change in speed.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

As you come in to land and the aircraft makes it’s descent and approaches the landing strip it will slow down for a safe controlled landing and a brilliant natural event takes place! As the plane approaches the ground it pushes the air underneath it downwards compressing it. This in fact causes almost a cushion like effect keeping the aircraft up against it. Atmospheric pressure rises underneath the plane! This is normal, it is not dangerous.

At this stage you will hear the engine noise change and feel a sensation of slowing down. You may also feel a pressure building up in your ears. You can bring some chewing gum or hard boiled sweets on your flight, it will help to “pop” your ears

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

Once the wheels of the aircraft touch the ground it will be bumpy just like a bus going over one of Ireland’s “well kept” country roads 😉 When your plane reconnects with the ground everything happens very quickly, the pilots will switch the powerful engines into reverse to bring the aircraft to a standstill safely and quickly. There will be some rattling, bumps and engine noise as well as a sensation of being pushed forward. Seat belts on is great choice for this reason.

This is normal, it is not dangerous.

And before you know it, you will be in the cue to get off. You can give yourself a mighty big pat on the back at this stage. You did great.

Top marks for separating fear from danger

We hope these tips will be helpful to you, but if you need some extra help, simply contact any of our clinics to find out how we may help you to get to your destination.

We are your dedicated Advance Hypnosis Clinics Team and glad to be at your service.


Stress Blog

Stress - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Stress – The Good, the bad & the ugly

Stress – The Good – The Bad & The Ugly

We all experience stress at one stage or another. It can be caused by our professional or personal lives, and each individual will cope with it differently. What one person may regard as highly stressful, another person may regard as highly motivational. Problems occur when individuals perceive themselves as unable to cope with the level of stress they face. This can then impact both their mental and physical health.

Most of us think we know what stress is. Yet it seems to be a ‘catch-all’ term that’s used to describe feelings ranging from minor irritation to the cause of a mental and/or physical breakdown. There isn’t a strict medical definition, so it can be difficult to find out what the causes are.

There are however many treatments and techniques that you can implement for stress management, including hypnotherapy for stress.

This page will delve deeper into what stress is, and discover its causes and symptoms. We will also explore how to cope with stress, and how hypnotherapy for stress can help.

 

What is stress?

Stress can help or hinder a person depending on their ability to cope. It can motivate individuals to perform at their optimum level and boost energy. However as a hindrance, it can cause major health problems. It’s caused by the body’s natural reaction to defend itself, so in an emergency stress will force us to exert maximum effort to protect ourselves. Yet when our body is prepared to face an emergency and no emergency happens, all the extra energy has nowhere to go, which can cause problems. Feelings of anger, depression, distrust and rejection can permeate.

If we live with these feelings for too long, the consequences for our mental and physical health can be dire. It can ultimately lead to headaches, insomnia and high blood pressure. So it’s no surprise that people are trying to find the best tried and tested ways to effectively relieve and deal with it.

Most of us can deal with a certain amount, as we know it’s part of our day-to-day lives. We just manage to push on and get on with everything. Yet suffering with chronic stress is physically, psychologically and emotionally draining. When it reaches this stage, it’s classed as a ‘stress disorder’.

These disorders can be very debilitating; they can prevent us from fulfilling our potential in both our professional and personal lives. Very few people know any effective stress management techniques or how to cope with stress in its severe forms. In some cases, the individual may not even know the causes.

Causes

As each individual deals with it differently, it can be hard to identify the exact cause. However, there are a number of common causes. The brain doesn’t tend to distinguish between real or imaginary stress. It’s often created by what we think will happen rather than what will actually happen.

A number of common causes include:

big changes

high pressure environments

constant worrying

not having enough going on in your life

not having any control over a situation

having an overwhelming amount of responsibility.

There might be a single cause of your stress, but it can also occur because of a number of small challenges that have built up over time. This in turn might make it harder for you to distinguish what the root cause is.

Situational causes

Different situations can create varying levels of stress. The amount we feel may depend on:

Our perception of the event – Our past experiences, thought processes and our self-esteem might dictate our perception of the situation.

Our emotional resilience – Our feelings towards the situation – i.e. the more resilient you are, the more likely you can persevere through tough situations.

How we deal with pressure – Our skills we use to deal with pressure.

Everybody is different. You might find a situation at work stressful; yet another person on your team might seem fine. For example, some people can find public speaking fun and comfortable, whereas others dread the feeling of being the centre of attention, and exhibit signs of stress.

 

Here are a number of situational causes:

injury, illness or long-term health problems

bereavement

breaking up with a partner or getting a divorce

being a carer for a relative or friend who needs a lot of support

losing your job

retirement

problems with housing conditions

money worries.

‘Happy’ events such as marriage or moving house can also cause stress. This is because along with the excitement, these situations bring massive changes in your life. These ‘happy’ situations can be difficult to deal with due to the pressure or need to feel happy.

If you know a certain situation is causing these feelings, hypnotherapy for stress management might be able to help.

 

Symptoms

If you are experiencing stress you may exhibit physical, emotional and/or behavioural changes.

Physical changes

When you are in a demanding situation, your body releases more ‘fight or flight’ chemicals to prepare for a potential emergency. Noradrenaline and adrenaline raises your blood pressure, increases the rate at which you sweat and increases your heart rate. These chemicals can also reduce your stomach activity and blood flow to your skin. Cortisol releases sugar and fat into your body, yet it also hampers the effectiveness of your immune system. These internal changes make it easier for you to run away or fight.

Sadly, these changes won’t help you when you’re in a busy office environment or on the tube in rush hour. You won’t be able to fight, nor will you be able to run away. So in turn, you won’t be able to use up the chemicals your body has produced. If this happens continuously, the changes that the chemicals produce can damage your health.

As a result, you could feel nauseous and experience indigestion and headaches. You might perspire more, suffer from aches and pains, have heart palpitations and start to breathe faster. In the long-term there might be a risk of strokes and heart attacks.

 

Emotional changes

There are a number of feelings you may experience when going through a demanding situation. These include frustration, fear, anger, depression and anxiety. The unfortunate thing about these feelings is that they can feed on each other, which can lead to physical symptoms. Extreme anxiety, which can be caused by stress, can cause headaches, heart palpitations and giddiness. These symptoms may lead you to feel even more stressed as you may worry you have an even more serious condition.

 

Behavioural changes

You may start to behave differently when you become stressed. As an example, you may become indecisive, defensive or withdrawn. You may find it difficult to get to sleep. And even if you are normally a mild-mannered individual, you may become physically or verbally aggressive.

 

How to cope with stress

Different occupations will be more demanding than others, and in work, stress is recognised to be one of the main causes of sick absence from work. Research suggests that about half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress that they believe is making them ill. Changes in personal lives, such as the death of a loved one, a new relationship, a job promotion or the birth of a child can also cause it as adjustments in our lives are needed to be able to cope.

The aim should never be to eliminate stress completely, but find effective ways of managing it and using it to our advantage.

 

Tips for managing stress

prepare to the best of your ability for stressful events

try to look at change as a positive thing, not as a threat

try not to worry about things you have no control over

exercise

eat a well-balanced diet

try to get about eight hours sleep per night

set realistic goals

ask for help from family, friends and professionals, including hypnotherapists.

 

Stress management techniques

Here are a number of stress management techniques that can help you learn how to cope with stress.

Two-minute relaxation

Train your thoughts to focus on your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly a few times and mentally scan your body. Try to discover what areas are feeling tense and loosen them up. Rotate your head slowly a few times then roll your shoulders. Relax your muscles. Recall some pleasant thoughts. Take a few more deep breathes and you should feel a little more relaxed.

Mind relaxation

Shut your eyes and start to breathe through your nose. When you exhale, say a short word or phrase such as ‘one or ‘I feel quiet’. Continue this process for five minutes. If your mind wanders onto other things, think about your breathing techniques and your word or phrase.

 

Changing your behaviour

Changing behaviours and thought patterns can help people learn how to cope with stress. You could start to share your expectations with others, eat healthily, exercise and check your assumptions.

 

Self-Hypnosis

Hypnosis is known to be a powerful stress reduction tool, so if you want to complement your hypnotherapy sessions with self-hypnosis at home – try this out.

  1. Find quiet room, free from distraction.
  2. Relax in a comfortable position. This could be reclined on your favourite seat or sitting on the floor in a cross-legged position.
  3. Decide on a goal for the session. If you want to ease your stress levels, focus on the positive side of that statement. Instead say you want to become calmer in your chosen situation, and focus on that. Your subconscious mind won’t always recognise the negatives, so concentrating on a positive can be far more beneficial.
  4. Start taking deep breaths. Imagine you are breathing in calmness and breathing out all of the stress from your day or week. Feel the oxygen spread throughout your body.
  5. Pick a relaxing environment, and imagine you were there, leaving your current surroundings behind. If you keep your focus, you might feel like you’re in daydream.
  6. When you are feeling completely relaxed in your far away environment, repeat a positive phrase to yourself. Try visualising the sound of the word, the word itself or the end result (being stress free).

 

Treatment

Counselling and psychotherapy can be effective treatments for stress. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help individuals to understand why they think the way they do and how these thoughts can be positively changed to manage the problem.

As it is not the situation itself that is the direct cause (or everyone would be stressed by the same situation), but our reaction to the situation, hypnotherapy for stress can be effective. By altering our reaction to a particular situation during hypnosis to a more positive one, the feelings about that situation can also become more positive. When an individual then experiences that situation in real life, their reaction will often be much different.

 

Hypnotherapy for stress

Hypnotherapy can help address your stress and anxiety levels. With the help of a hypnotherapist, you may be able to identify the cause(s) of your stress. Or you may find it’s a past experience, a situation, a physical issue or something to do with a relationship that’s the main cause.

After discovering the root of the problem, you will then agree upon a goal. This goal could include how you would like to feel and what you would like to do in life without stress holding you back. Your hypnotherapist will then work with you to achieve your goals using a variation of different techniques. Each therapist might use different techniques, but they all will work towards the same goal.

Hypnotherapy for stress can start to work in a few sessions, but it entirely depends on your reaction to the therapy. After attending a number of sessions you may start to feel more relaxed and confident in the situations that previously caused you to feel stressed.

 

The most important advice we can give you today is:

Do not allow stress to become your accepted way of life. Take positive steps to give yourself the care you need to be healthy in body, mind & spirit.

Staying well is a whole lot easier than trying to recover health

Wishing you Health from the Advance Hypnosis Team

 


Hypno Health Programs Weight Loss

What's makes the Hypno Health Programs so successful?

At Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide our Weight-loss promise to you is simple, we promise you absolutely NO waffle and want you to now get ready to enjoy the process of releasing unwanted body fat with real pride and dignity.

We have developed fantastic Weight-loss Hypnotherapy to accompany these weight release programs while our all natural blends focus on nature only. We strongly believe that a mind and body approach is essential to not just lose weight but to also support greater overall
health. All our natural programs are not just refreshingly different they are delivered passionately by our dedicated team of highly certified and accredited Hypnotherapists and are combined with specific targeted Weight-loss suggestitive therapy while in hypnosis which is what really makes all the difference when it comes to breaking all the bad eating
habits needed to succeed.  Our Weight-loss programs focus on the most important aspect of getting the MINDSET and motivation right where it NEEDS to be.

What is so special about all our programs and what is in these carefully developed blended natural mixtures ?

Our Hypno Health green smoothie recipes are a variety of blended
health mixtures that mainly contain vegetable greens or fruit, or a
combination of both. They are an easy way to flush your body of toxins and to get lots of essential healthy nutrients into every cell in your body and lose weight fast but safely focusing on FAT release.

These Hypno Health Green Weight Release smoothies are exactly what the name would suggest often green or bright green and may not exactly look like a fancy gourmet delicious meal, but if you do it right and your attitude is also right you’ll not only love these simple green smoothies, you’ll crave them! Yes, how about that for a suggestion as nature works hand in hand with your body. Your hunger will not only be satisfied, you’ll feel great and lose weight as well.

Key Point: Our Hypno Health green smoothies are a blended mixture of real natural fruits, vegetables that you can pick up at your local fruit and vegetables shop or supermarket as we focus on natural ingredients only. These natural fresh ingredients give them a distinctive natural flavour.

Hypno Health Green “Smoothie” Benefits
Because these amazing green smoothies contain all the edible parts of the plant, not just the juice, they are healthier than fruit or vegetable juices. When juices are extracted from fruit or vegetables, the fiber portion of the plant is removed. Our Hypno Health Green smoothies also contain a large amount of water, which helps boost your metabolism while absorbing all the nutrients from each blend.
When you eat fruits and vegetables in the raw state you get double the nutrients, because when you cook food it loses half of the vitamins and nutrients.

HYPNO Health Green Smoothies are easy to make You don’t need any special equipment, just a regular kitchen blender. If you’re really serious about losing weight and balancing your health you will make your green smoothies every day as a part of your structured program available only at Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s.

HYPNO Health Green Smoothies are also cheap as you can purchase what you need at your local supermarket (so you make them at home). While a vegetable smoothie at a juice bar may set you back up to €5, a homemade Hypno Health recipe green smoothie may only cost you €2 – €3 on average. Shop at your local farmer’s market and save even more money while getting the freshest fruit and vegetables possible.
If you’re not a fan of drinking something “green”, and think you’ve heard all before~~~STOP RIGHT THERE~~~ this is different to anything you have ever tried in the past, with over 7 different blends you are bound to get the one that works for you.. we promise no gimmicks or crazy shakes, bars or magic pills or gimmicks which promise the world and NEVER deliver… try starting out with getting your attitude right to losing weight
naturally and realize that food is NOT the issue. Our natural blended mixtures fit seamlessly into your busy life and come in a range of surprisingly mild, pleasant flavours and will naturally add vitamins and nutrients and high beneficial fats which body needs to help you to enjoy LOSING the weight and boost your metabolism.

The secret is in your smoothie, all you will taste is the goodness of nature as your body begins to heal, try swapping your JUNK food for our astonishing Hypno Health Weight Release Program for just 4 weeks and see for yourself. We are confident you’ll lose weight and stay fuller for longer that you will never go back to your old habits..

What make our program’s so different?

Firstly we develop each program to suit the lifestyle of the client uniquely.. taking into account eating habits while at home or in
work, factors such as social and family dynamics. Then once identified we deliver life changing hypnotherapy centred around the much needed changes required to gain that success. We address emotional factors such as emotional eating and boredom eating.. so we are committed to getting the program that’s just right for you. And in doing so it is necessary that all program’s for Hypno Health Weight Release delivered at Advance Hypnosis Clinics Nationwide are subject to a consultation and
assessment to establish through our Fact Find form exactly where you need the most help and assess which program would be best suited to each individual as everyone uniquely different and we understand that.


Wayne P Hennessy GQHP CHt Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist At The Advance Hypnosis.Director and
Founder of Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide Lo-call 1890-987-888 www.advancehypnosis.ie
Developer Of The Hypno Health Weight Release Program’s


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GETTING READY FOR YOUR NEW YEAR AND THE NEW YOU WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT.

The time for change is always now

December 26, 2018

GETTING READY FOR YOUR NEW YEAR & THE NEW YOU WHEN IT COMES TO LOSING WEIGHT.

STORY AT A QUICK GLANCE

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about our Hypno Health Weight Release Program and how you can apply it easily to your current  lifestyle and what benefits you can achieve from it.

By Wayne P Hennessy GQHP CHt Director of Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide and Developer of the Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

Increasing numbers of people around the world are suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and the main culprit is usually the food they eat. The standard Irish diet, for example, consists of excessive amounts of protein, processed grains and carbohydrates — particularly in the form of refined, added sugars — none of which is good for your health. By continuing to consume ultra high processed foods over time you will eventually you will develop insulin and leptin resistance and, as a result, you not only will gain excess weight, but will develop chronic inflammation and will become prone to mitochondrial and cellular damage.

To get back on the road to health and stay there, significant changes in your diet are necessary. These changes begin with first understanding what mitochondria are, and then learning their importance to your overall health.

Next, you need to know how inducing your body back into a state of nutritional balance, a condition in which your body burns fat as its primary fuel, this can help regenerate your mitochondria. But, in order to reach nutritional balance and better overall health, you must follow this through with this amazing hypno health weight release program intervention to achieve the results you want, So, what exactly is this (LCHF) diet?

In this blog we will tell you everything you need to know about our especially developed Hypno Health Weight Release Program  — how you can apply it to your lifestyle and what positives you can reap from it.

Benefits of the Hypno Health Weight Release Program

Our simple to follow Hypno Health Weight Release Program is a dietary approach that focuses on minimal carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein and high healthy fat ingredients, (which you blend from a list given to you), all of which you can purchase at your local supermarket giving you total control. When blended together you simply drink 1 pint in the morning and another pint in the afternoon then have your main meal every day gives to you the three keys to achieving nutritional balance. In fact, it’s what we at Advance Hypnosis Clinics recommend for most people who would like to optimize their health and lose weight healthily.

There are many reasons why you should try this program. It can be very beneficial for people suffering from chronic conditions, or for those who would simply like to be healthier. You’ll be excited to know that this stunningly simple program may help with the following:

  • Weight loss — If you’re trying to lose weight, then the (LCHF is one of the best ways to do it, because it helps access your body burn fat so that it can be shed. Obese people in particular can benefit from this method. In one study, obese test subjects were given a low-carb high-fat diet and a low-fat diet. After 24 weeks, researchers noted that they lost (9.4 kilograms or 20.7 pounds)
  • Fighting inflammation — the human body can use both sugar and fat as fuel sources. However, the latter is preferred because it is a cleaner, healthier fuel that releases far fewer reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free radicals. By eliminating sugar from your daily food consumption, you’re decreasing your risk of developing chronic inflammation throughout your body.
  • Increasing muscle mass — Jeff Volek, Ph.D., is a registered dietitian specializing in how a high-fat, low-carb diet can benefit health and athletic performance. He’s written many scientific articles on this topic, as well as two books, and he explains that ketones have a similar structure to branched-chain amino acids that can be useful for building muscle mass. Ketones spare these amino acids, leaving higher levels of them around, which can help promote muscle mass.
  • Reducing appetite — Constant hunger can cause you to consume more calories than you can burn, which can eventually lead to weight gain. The Hypno Health Weight Release Program can help you avoid this problem because reducing carbohydrate consumption can reduce hunger symptoms. In one study, participants who were given a low-carbohydrate diet had reduced appetites, helping them lose weight easier.
  • Lowering insulin levels — when you consume carbs, they are broken down into sugars in your body. In turn, this causes your blood sugar levels to rise and leads to a spike in your insulin. Over time, you may develop insulin resistance, which can progress to type 2 diabetes.

By altering your daily routine to also include the Hypno Health Weight Release Program approach, you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In a study published in Nutrition & Metabolism, researchers noted that diabetics who ate low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets were able to significantly reduce their dependency on diabetes medication, and may even reverse it eventually.3

The Hypno Health Weight Release Program May Also Help Lower Your Risk of Cancer.

Cancer is a devastating disease and is one of the leading causes of death all over the world. To make things worse, the medical profession has practically ignored evidence that indicates cancer as a metabolic and mitochondrial problem, causing conventional cancer treatment methods to fall short on their promises.

We firmly believe (as well as the numerous experts that have been interviewed) that over 90 percent of cancer cases are either preventable or treatable. The key here is to view cancer as a metabolic dysfunction, allowing you to gain control over this dreadful disease. Simply put, the right foods and strategies may help suppress cancer growth while possibly and simultaneously pushing it into remission.

What most people don’t know is that cancer cells are mainly fuelled by glucose. In this regard, the Hypno Health Weight Release Program may be the best answer. By depriving them of their primary source of fuel, as well as protein restriction, cancer cells will literally starve to death.

In addition, research regarding the (LCHF) approach in relation to fighting cancer has grown over the years, and the data indicate that aside from being a form of cancer prevention, the (LCHF) system may help complement common cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy.4

We’ve developed our Hypno Health Weight Release Program With The Added Benefit of Hypnosis.

Most people who have set out to achieve losing weight and balancing their health have predominantly failed at some point because they have struggled to change their habits. The poor eating habits that may have caused the weight gain and or chronic health issues in the first place So, we at advance hypnosis clinics have really developed this most simplistic program to factor in weight loss hypnotherapy to take care of all those bad eating habits once and for all making our Hypno Health Weight Release Program the best intervention in the health and wellness sector. We’ve made it so convenient for you that these amazing beneficial blends can be prepared in the time it takes for the kettle to boil and consist of nothing but NATURE. Yup! Not a gimmick in sight.

Popular Low-Carb Diets Versus the (LCHF) Diet: How Do They Compare?

Of course, the Hypno Health Weight Release Program is not the only low-carb diet out there, but it is by far the most convenient and most simplified approach, you may also have heard of other popular eating strategies that may also help improve your health but take up a huge amount of time and resources to achieve the results you look for and they would intale that you radically adapt your entire eating regime So, how do they stack up against the (hypno health weight release program) ?

Atkins Diet Versus Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

Firstly the Atkins diet is a low-carb eating program promoted by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, who wrote about it back in 1972.In essence, the diet is all about restricting carbohydrate consumption while emphasizing protein and healthy fats as sources of fuel, as well as high-fiber vegetables to help promote weight loss.

Similar to the (LCHF) diet, you will have to avoid starchy and sugary sources of carbohydrates like bread, pasta and potatoes, as well as processed meats and junk foods. Instead, you will have to consume more grass fed meats, pasture-raised eggs, cheese and fatty fish.

One key difference that sets the Atkins diet apart from the (LCHF) diet is that it allows unlimited consumption of protein, which can cause a significant drawback to your health. Research suggests that excessive protein consumption can stimulate your mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, accelerating aging and cancer growth.

Paleo Diet Versus The Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

The Paleo diet is another popular eating trend based on the habits of our Palaeolithic ancestors. Its foundation focuses on eating lean meat, seafood, fresh fruits and non-starchy vegetables. You must also remove processed foods, drinks, grains and sugar from your eating habits for the Paleo diet to have a positive effect on you.

While research suggests that the Paleo diet may benefit your health, one foreseeable problem with this eating regimen is that it consumes too much protein, which can negatively affect your health in the long run. Instead, I believe it is far better to moderate your protein intake and increase consumption of healthy fats.

How Many Carbs a Day Should You Get While on The Hypno Health Weight Release Program?

When determining the ideal max carbs we believe that the following amounts can be effective for most people:

  • 70 percent healthy fats
  • 25 percent high-quality protein
  • 5 percent carbohydrates

Ideally, your carb limit should be kept to under 50 grams a day, or 4 to 10 percent of your daily calories. This will help your body to transition to burning fat for fuel. However, this number may change depending on various factors. For example, if you have Type 2 diabetes, you will have to restrict your carb intake to as little as 20 grams per day. All in all, you will have to rely on your body’s feedback to help you identify the ceiling amount for your carb intake.

How to Get Started on the Hypno Health Weight Release Program.

Taking your first step into the program is an exciting phase for your health. But before beginning your blended mixtures it’s important to have those bad habits eliminated with our stunning hypnosis delivered at you’re all important first therapy session, and subsequently at any session thereafter. Then you are handed your food list for your blends, before all that you would have attended the first initial consultation and fact find where we would have identified what bad foods are most important to change for each individual we work with, it’s important to first take a look at what you’re eating now and take out anything that’s unhealthy. This means removing sugars, grains, starches and packaged and processed foods from your diet. Basically, anything that won’t add to your new eating regimen has to go. This is what we call a “kitchen sweep.”

Furthermore, avoid drinking milk because it contains the carbohydrate galactose — drinking just one glass can basically eat up your entire carb allotment for the day. In addition, avoiding milk helps lactose-intolerant people to implement the hypno health weight release program.

Fruits

While fruits are generally healthy for you and are an important part of our fantastic Hypno Health Weight Release Program blended mixtures  during your first 7 to 14 day’s (the only exception to this is for those individuals with type 2 diabetes)  because of their ability to balance blood sugar levels naturally,

Certain citrus fruits and berries are also good to eat in moderate quantities, because they are rich in antioxidants that support your health.

Beverages

As for beverages, there are several you can choose from. The most important is high-quality filtered water, but you may also drink organic black coffee (without any sweeteners or milk), which is rich in antioxidants. Coconut milk can be consumed, as well as herbal teas because they are rich in various antioxidants and nutrients.

Make sure to stay away from sweetened drinks and carbonated lemonade etc especially diet drinks, as their sugar content can throw you off weight release . Not to mention, they are simply unhealthy for your body in general. Avoid alcohol as well.

All In All You Can Really Begin To Enjoy Losing Weight Naturally While At The Very Same Time Improve Your Overall Health In So Many Additional Ways.

Oftentimes, people underestimate the potential a healthy diet can bring to their overall well-being. In truth, the food you eat contributes to 80 percent of your overall health, with the remaining 20 percent dependent on various lifestyle factors.

Now that you’re aware of what the Hypno Health Weight Release Program  can be capable of, the question is: How do you get started? Simply contact our national Lo-call number 1890-987888 and speak with our dedicated therapies advisor Lisa who will be happy to assist you further and maybe answer any questions you may have including the availability of appointments in any of our Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide or visit www.advancehypnosis.ie Ireland’s No1 Accredited Hypnotherapy Provider.

Wayne P Hennessy GQHP CHt Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist and Founder of the Advance

Founder of Advance Hypnosis Clinics Nationwide


Blue Christmas Plate

How to adjust your short term eating patterns to get over the Christmas splurge

Merry Christmas

SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON –  How to avoid weight gain over Christmas 

Keeping in mind Hypnosis for weight loss/management can be very effective because it taps into your unconscious.  This is where significant change can take place.  Hypnosis will generally be the most effective when you combine two things:  a highly skilled and knowledgeable hypnotherapist and a very motivated client.  It is important that you are motivated to lose weight, so as to give the process 100% of your personal commitment and thus giving yourself the best opportunity to succeed. If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy may benefit you in managing your weight and improving your choices surrounding food just get in touch – we would be happy to assist you further.

IN THE MEAN TIME 

It is possible to  temporarily adjust your eating habits through willpower alone. Here are some more handy tips to help you adjust your behaviour in the short term to keep that extra Christmas weight gain to a minimum.

MAKE YOUR BREAKFAST COUNT – sticking to a protein rich breakfast has been proven to suppress appetite and reduce subsequent eating throughout the day. Skip the waffles toast or cereal and opt for an  omelet instead.

EAT FROM A SMALLER PLATE  ….if your Christmas Table is set to have big generous plates for the look of it  pop a smaller plate on top…looks classy and will help you to keep your portions to a more reasonable size. A full plate sends the signal that you’re eating a full meal and a partially full plate looks like a skimpy meal, regardless of the actual quantity of food. Using smaller plates and filling them up is a proven way to eat less without noticing.

BLUE PLATES – believe or not the colour blue inhibits appetite and can help you to feel full sooner with less.

PUT DOWN YOUR CUTLERY – when you put down your cutlery between mouthfuls it will naturally slow down your eating, this gives your system more time to take note of the fact that you had enough.

EAT YOUR GREENS – load your coloured veg onto your plate first, then your meat then your potatoes, the Veg will help fill you up and keep your digestive tract ticking over nicely.

GO EASY ON THE SAUCE – have sauces on the side in a jug or sauce boat and add as you go instead of drowning the plate with heavy or sugary sauces from the get go.

LOOK AT WHAT YOU EAT  – DON’T EAT FROM THE PACKET – When you can’t see how much you’re eating you’re more than a little likely to lose track and consume double or even triple the amount you’d eat if you took the time to serve yourself a proper portion. Use a plate, or a bowl, or even a napkin, just make sure you get a good visual of everything you’re going to eat before taking your first bite.

USE TALL SLIM GLASSES – Just like less food looks like more food on a smaller plate, height makes things look larger than width, even when the volumes are the same. You can cut down on your liquid calories by choosing taller glasses rather than shorter, fatter ones.

ADD AN EXTRA CUBE OF ICE – this adds up very nicely over time and can help greatly in cutting your liquid calories even further

ENJOY EVERY MOUTHFUL – last but not least take the time to really taste and enjoy every mouthful. Pay undivided attention to the taste and texture of each bite…eating consciously leads to greater enjoyment of the foods you like but here is the clincher, it also leads to eating less. The other by the by of eating consciously is that you will fully recognise the foods you actually don’t enjoy so much, this also leads to eating less. It’s a win/win situation.

We sincerely hope these extra tips will be helpful to you over the Christmas season and when you are ready to make more permanent healthy changes get in touch for 2019 and we will gladly assist you with that.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas from the Advance Hypnosis Clinics Team Nationwide.

Nollaig Shona


Workout Good

Maintaining Healthy Muscle Growth During Exercising And Training -

  • Workout Good-Eat Good Feel Good

    Maintaining Healthy Muscle Growth During Exercising And Training –

  • Article By Wayne P Hennessy GQHP -CHt
  • Although some people use carbohydrates to fuel their muscle during endurance races, marathons and weight training to gain muscle mass and lose fat healthy, they use high-fat foods and intermittent fasting together with strategic meal planning and preparation in the run up to major events.
  • Intermittent fasting helps reduce inflammation, improves insulin and leptin sensitivity and your body’s ability to burn fat for fuel
  • Muscle growth and definition also requires exercise and optimal amounts of vitamins A, C, D and B complex for protein synthesis, muscle repair and stress reduction.
  • Muscle growth and strength are also just as important as you age to maintain mental cognitive focus and independence while maintaining your ability to easily engage in the activities of daily living, such as climbing stairs and carrying groceries along with other every day tasks.

If you’re are training and engaged with ongoing exercise and interested in muscle growth and definition, there’s no getting past the fact you need to exercise. However, while exercise helps to build muscles, you cannot exercise your way out of a poor diet. One of the common beliefs about building muscle definition is you need to eat a lot of protein and carbohydrates.

However, nutritional concepts are just not that simple. For example, even when deprived of food, your body has a mechanism to build muscle. Additionally, amino acids and proteins are not just building blocks for tissue and muscle.

Some amino acids also signal genes to build protein during times of food deprivation — most notably branched chain amino acids like leucine — as long as you have them circulating in your bloodstream.

While carbohydrates do fuel muscle, high-carb diets are a disaster as they promote insulin and leptin resistance, which promotes chronic disease. Similarly, eating more protein than your body uses may promote elevated blood sugar and kidney stress, and even stimulate the growth of cancer cells.

On average, peak muscle mass occurs sometime during your early 40s. As you age, muscle mass begins to gradually decline, eventually leading to negative changes in mobility, strength and independence. However, muscle mass loss has other implications as it may also lead to an overall decline in metabolic function and play a role in your risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Balance Your Meal Planning for the Greatest Gains

Scientists have been trying to answer the question of what constitutes the ideal and most practical diet for athletes to improve performance. In a recent review in Sports Nutrition, the authors provide an overview about how athletes should eat, commenting:

“Despite an enduring belief in a single, superior ‘athletic diet,’ diversity in sports nutrition practices among successful athletes arises from the specificity of the metabolic demands of different sports and the periodization of training and competition goals.”

In other words, the researchers found the type of diet best utilized by elite athletes was dependent on the sport they performed, their specific goals and their training routine. However, the number who train for the Olympics is a small percentage compared to those who seek the best nutritional base for optimal health and muscle growth.

In an interview, Louise Burke, sports dietitian and professor at Australian Catholic University, advises the use of 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates each hour during endurance events lasting several hours. While some athletes find it difficult to consume during an event, she also advises to practice during training. When asked if athletes should steer clear of high-fat diets she replied:4

“I wouldn’t say that at all. Some athletes love them. And we know that high-fat diets stimulate different molecular changes in the muscles than high-carb diets, some of which could be beneficial for performance.”

When your goals are to add weight and muscle, your nutritional plan may be simpler and easier to adhere to than when you’re seeking to shave off less than a second from your time, or lift another 10 pounds. However, no matter your goals, the following strategies will help improve muscle definition, and improve your chances of success.

Up Your Vitamin Intake

It may have been easy to overlook vitamins necessary to improve muscle growth and definition if you consigned vitamins only to helping lengthen your life, or to avoid the common cold.

Vitamin A — One of the most potent vitamins necessary to utilize proteins to repair and build muscle is vitamin A. It is also necessary for the utilization and production of testosterone and human growth hormone, both of which are necessary to grow strong muscle.

The researchers theorize that with similar hard work and dedication, body builders may be able to achieve good results taking cod liver oil and eating foods rich in vitamin A on a regular basis, rather than the practice of supplementing with testosterone precursors.

Liver is very high in vitamin A and a healthy addition to your nutrition plan. Although many find it distasteful, consider cooking the liver, cutting it into pill-sized shapes, freezing it on a tray and storing it in your freezer.

These homemade liver supplements may now be swallowed frozen as you would a pill, without the taste.

Keep in mind that men and non-menstruating women should not take iron supplements but get their daily requirements from food, as their risk for elevated iron is already high.

Vitamins B6, B9, B12 — These B vitamins play a direct role in protein metabolism. B6 is used to support the absorption of vitamin B12 and together are essential in the production of red blood cells and the support of your immune system.

Vitamin B9, in combination with B6 and B12, helps to reduce homocysteine levels and improve nitric oxide production, the end result of which is improved blood flow and delivery of nutrients to your working muscles.

Vitamin B complex deficiency affects muscle growth and development, and also may lead to dementia, respiratory conditions and psychiatric symptoms.

Vitamin C — This precursor to the manufacturer of testosterone is deficient in the dietary intake of 43 percent of adults, Although not low enough to trigger scurvy, the endpoint of vitamin C deficiency, vitamin C plays an important role in many aspects of physiology, including the production of steroids.

There is also a direct connection between low vitamin C and high levels of cortisol released when you are under stress. Vitamin C has a suppressive action on cortisol, helping to reduce the impact cortisol has on the body.

Cortisol also inhibits the action of testosterone, so even if circulating levels of testosterone are high, the effect is negated with high levels of cortisol, impacting muscle growth and development. Vitamin C-rich foods, such as papaya, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli and Brussel sprouts, may also help your skin, and may even prove to be a powerful adjunct treatment for cancer and support your heart.

Vitamin D — Arguably one of the more important nutrients, vitamin D is a fat-soluble steroid hormone produced in your skin in response to sun exposure. Vitamin D is also necessary in the production of testosterone.

One study found a close relationship between vitamin D deficiency and low levels of testosterone which reversed when participants spent more time in the sun. Another demonstrated supplementation increased levels of testosterone in middle-aged men.

Include the Best Foods to Gain Muscle Mass and Definition

Healthy nutrition, including fats and proteins, is essential to building lean muscle. Fats are a necessary part of your diet, but not all fats are created equal. It is important to seek out healthy saturated fats from real, (unprocessed foods) and avoid polyunsaturated fats, such as vegetable oils and margarine. Avocados, coconut oil and walnuts are high in healthy fats, as is the meat discussed below.

Similarly, protein is a necessary structural component for muscle repair, enzymes, signaling molecules and cellular receptors. It is especially important to consume enough protein as your age increases, to ward off age-induced muscle loss or sarcopenia.

If your goal is to increase muscle mass, you will need to increase your protein intake. The important point here though is to not increase it continuously. Ideally you should have 80 to 150 grams of protein, depending on your lean body mass, on days that you are engaged in strength training. Protein like whey concentrate that is high in branched chain amino acids will help stimulate muscle building.

However, it is important that you reduce your protein intake on days you are not training as continuous high protein can overstimulate mTOR, which will inhibit autophagy and your body’s ability to ward off cancer.

As important as quantity is the quality of protein. As a general rule, the only meat recommended to eat is grass fed, grass-finished, organically raised meats, eggs and dairy. This is far superior to factory farmed meats, which are likely to be contaminated with herbicides, hormones, antibiotics and other drugs.

Plan and Prepare Your Meals in Advance

Making changes to your nutrition plan takes a little bit of effort, especially when you’re incorporating foods you haven’t used before. Consider preparing your meals ahead of time in batches or making menus for the week so you aren’t faced with the question of what to make and tempted to order out when you come home from work.

Remember to label everything you make. You might think you’ll remember what’s in the freezer and the date it was made, but you’ll be surprised how quickly you forget. Think about prepping your vegetables for the week. By cleaning, slicing and dicing and then storing in glass containers in your fridge, you’ll have the vegetables you need for a large tossed salad, a stew or casserole ready at a moment’s notice.

Homemade salad dressings can be made up to a week in advance and stored in the refrigerator, and vegetable and beef stock can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to four days or frozen first in ice cube trays and then bagged for up to three months.

It’s important to choose your protein sources wisely. Most meat at the local supermarket today, unless otherwise labeled, is raised on a processed diet in confined quarters and injected with antibiotics — producing low-quality nutrition. So buy organic when possible.

Intermittent Fasting Builds Muscle and Improves Insulin Sensitivity

Intermittent fasting is not only excellent for your metabolism and overall health but also has a profound effect on your muscle mass. Using this type of eating plan means you restrict your normal eating into a six- to eight-hour window without cutting any of your calories. This helps increase your insulin and leptin sensitivity, driving more nutrients into your muscles.

Intermittent fasting reduces inflammation and free radical damage and increases your ability to burn fat. If restricting the hours during which you can eat seems overwhelming at first, consider adding grass-fed butter and coconut oil into your morning coffee, giving you calories to burn until you’re scheduled meal.

Working out first thing in the morning may help reduce any feelings of hunger when you go to sleep at night, and increasing your water intake both helps you to feel full and maintains your hydration status throughout the day.

Gaining Muscle as You Age Critical to Performance and Independence

Maintaining your muscle as you age is critical to maintaining your independence. Seniors who exercise more had lower levels of heart disease related biomarkers, including C-reactive protein, Interleukin-6 and leptin.

Overall, participants in this study who undertook more activity had lower levels of negative biomarkers, translating into less sedentary time and associated with more favorable cardiovascular profiles.

The best way to maintain your health as you age is to develop a strong foundation of muscle growth and definition before you need it. While it may be easier to maintain muscle mass than to start from scratch, it is never too late to start developing muscle strength and improving your potential for remaining independent as you age.

In a study by Mayo Clinic to determine the type of exercise which works better to protect aging muscles, the researchers tested high intensity interval training (HIIT) on stationary bikes, vigorous resistance training or combination of both.

They found those who did the interval workouts had a higher increases in the number and health of their mitochondria, particularly among older cyclists. Data have also linked strong muscles to improve brain health for many years, including memory, reaction speed and logical problem-solving.

If you’ve been eating the wrong foods, you may have struggled to make inroads in your goals to gain muscle mass and definition, whether to improve sports performance, maintain your independence or to live healthier. You’ll find the combination of healthy nutrition and exercise helps achieve your goals no matter what your age.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only. Vigorous high-intensity exercise is not safe or suitable for everyone. You should consult your family GP before beginning any new diet or exercise program and discontinue exercise immediately if you experience pain, dizziness, or discomfort. The results, if any, from the exercises may vary from person-to-person. Engaging in any exercise or fitness program involves the risk of injury. Advance Hypnosis or our sources of fitness experts shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages resulting from or connected with the use of this advisory blog. Specific questions about your fitness condition cannot be answered without first arranging a consultation at any of our clinic’s. To do so visit www.advancehypnosis.ie or call our Lo-call number at 1890-987888


Hypno Health Programs

YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS INTELLIGENT

The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself.

Your Digestive System is Intelligent – but if you continually fill your body with Ultra- High PROCESSED JUNK food, (food like substances)  you run the risk of compromising that digestive Intelligence system.

GUT FEELING: Sensory nerve cells inside the gut inform the Vagus Nerve (in yellow) and Brain how our stomach and intestines are doing, when they do well we tend to feel well, when they don’t we can begin to feel stressed and even anxious as this circuit begins to ring the alarm bells so to speak to get your attention that it is in distress. The longer and worse the situation becomes the stronger the symptoms may become.

NICOLLE R. FULLER/SCIENCE SOURCE

Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit

The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself. And indeed, the gut actually talks to the brain, releasing hormones into the bloodstream that, over the course of about 10 minutes, tell us how hungry it is, or that we shouldn’t have eaten an entire pizza. But a new study reveals the gut has a much more direct connection to the brain through a neural circuit that allows it to transmit signals in mere seconds. The findings could lead to new treatments for obesity, eating disorders, and even depression and autism—all of which have been linked to a malfunctioning gut.

The study reveals “a new set of pathways that use gut cells to rapidly communicate with … the brain stem,” says Daniel Drucker, a clinician-scientist who studies gut disorders at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, who was not involved with the work. Although many questions remain before the clinical implications become clear, he says, “This is a cool new piece of the puzzle.”

In 2010, neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, made a startling discovery while looking through his electron microscope. Enteroendocrine cells, which stud the lining of the gut and produce hormones that spur digestion and suppress hunger, had footlike protrusions that resemble the synapses neurons use to communicate with each other. Bohórquez knew the enteroendocrine cells could send hormonal messages to the central nervous system, but he also wondered whether they could “talk” to the brain using electrical signals, the way that neurons do. If so, they would have to send the signals through the vagus nerve, which travels from the gut to the brain stem.

He and colleagues injected a fluorescent rabies virus, which is transmitted through neuronal synapses, into the colons of mice and waited for the enteroendocrine cells and their partners to light up. Those partners turned out to be to vagal neurons, the researchers report today in Science.

In a petri dish, enteroendocrine cells reached out to vagal neurons and formed synaptic connections with each other. The cells even gushed out glutamate, a neurotransmitter involved in smell and taste, which the vagal neurons picked up on within 100 milliseconds—faster than an eyeblink.


What's your Poison?

Signs of Drug Addiction

What’s your Poison?

SIGNS OF DRUG ADDICTION by Wayne P Hennessy GQHP – CHt

Dec 2nd, 2018

Addiction Signs of Drug Addiction The beginning signs of drug addiction or abuse can be hard to notice since drugs affect people differently. Drug addiction can alter a person’s thinking and their physical and mental health. Abuse of, or being addicted to, illegal drugs or prescription medications can lead to a lack of self-control.

The drug user’s personality may change, all to often turning them into someone we no longer seem to recognize. Most outsiders don’t realize there is a difference between drug addiction and drug abuse, nor do they recognize the warning signs. Most people who abuse or have an addiction to drugs try to cover up their behavior by downplaying their actions.

It is easy to dismiss changes in their attitude and appearance with excuses that they “do not feel well,” or they “are tired.”

DRUG ABUSE VS. DRUG ADDICTION

Drug abuse is the inappropriate use of any substance. The improper use of alcohol, over-the-counter medicine, prescription medications or illegal drugs used for pleasure, altering feelings, perceptions, or to receive a high is drug abuse.

Drug addiction is the compulsive use of any drug substance regardless of the consequences. Generally, drug addiction begins with using drugs recreationally, or in social settings, which then leads to using the drugs more often. Our body produces dopamine naturally. Dopamine gives the feeling of “reward or pleasure.”

Drugs and alcohol also trigger “pleasure” or “happiness” in the brain. The more alcohol or drugs used, the less the body produces its own dopamine and expects more drugs or alcohol to do the job. By this point, your mind is being programmed to seek out the “feel good” substances. Simply put, drug abuse leads to drug addiction because the substance creates a dopamine “spike” that changes the way the brain functions.

Advance Hypnosis Clinic’s Nationwide are leading the way in addiction recovery strategies utilising ground breaking techniques in mind resolution and mental cognitive rehearsal.

Tel: 1890-987888 to speak with our resident therapies advisor.


Girl holding small wrapped christmas gift

The 5 worst Christmas Gifts you can give to your Child or Teenager and 5 excellent & realistic alternatives

Christmas is the time for giving, and as parents make preparations to fulfill the wishes of their children…. have you stopped long enough to think about the impact of your gift?

What are you giving and how will it either help or hinder your child?

Here are the 5 worst gifts you can give your child:

1. Smart phone…smartphone over use has been firmly linked to social anxiety and is easily abused to accommodate text and online bullying.

2. Smart Pad …same as above

3. Fortnight (VR “interactive” Game)…leads to social isolation, high gaming addiction danger, inhibits learning real life social skills

4. Any video game which includes violent content and encourages virtual acts of cruelty or crime which in the real world would cause pain, suffering and criminal offence…argue the point if you like but the science is there to support that this type of exposure and interaction in the virtual world during formative years leads to distortion of human values and statistics firmly show a close relationship to mental health problems and even deviant behaviour in later life. Keep in mind we are not born with a healthy sense of wrong and right, this is learned during formative years

5. Mind or Mood altering substances….this may at first sound shocking. However the overuse of the above devices are now recognised by the medical establishment to lead to the same clinical picture as any addiction. Distorting the dopamine cycle and leading to ever greater dependence….Think about it

Ok now for 5 excellent alternatives you might like to consider:
At the heart of it are those vital ingredients needed to nourish your child and support your teenagers to develop a strong positive foundation for life.

1. A family trip or day out with a little magic, this one captures all age groups check out Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo. Build those family bonds as well as having a great night out
https://dublinzoo.ie/wildlights/

2. Skills classes….Swimming classes, riding lessons and such like are a great gift option as they give your child a skill for life and promote personal feelings of success and achievement.

3. A family trip to an adventure Park …..succeeding together is great for building confidence and strengthening your bonds..you may be surprised how brave your child can be….it could be you needing their encouragement and support. Very empowering, gets those feelings of achievement and self-worth to take off like a rocket.

4. Concert Tickets …..Attending a live Gig is often one of the most memorable events for both children and teenagers…sound them out now about their favourites and pick one that is coming on tour soon……..under 18’s usually need to be accompanied by an adult. HOT TIP: Buy the tickets before you mention the star, as some events can sell out in seconds.

5. Good old fashioned Board Games.
Get the games and make games night a family event. Playing together on a regular basis strengthens bonds, builds good interpersonal skills, builds team spirit, and can help to keep channels of communication open between you and your children. There are many more benefits, to numerous to mention all but we are sure you get the general sense of spending time together. “A game is for life, not just for Christmas”

Bottom line is…think carefully about the gifts you give your young children and teenagers this Christmas.

I can’t remember who said it but it went something like this:
Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers.
Maybe in future your children will thank you for unfulfilled wishes.