How to deal with irritable bowel syndrome

No one likes talking about their bowel movements, but one in 10 Australians suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that can bring abdominal pain as well as irregular and unexpected bowel movements.

Professor Jane Andrews, Senior Gastroenterologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, joins Life Matters to discuss a screening test she thinks needs to made available to more patients. This may help speed up the diagnosis process, so that patients can get on with trying different treatments, which include changes in diet and hypnotherapy. Some people dealing with IBS also share their experiences.


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Hypnosis, antidepressant therapies

Postmenopausal women who reported bothersome hot flashes experienced a similar reduction in symptoms when assigned to antidepressant therapy or hypnosis, whereas a combination of the two therapies yielded no greater benefit than the individual treatments, according to findings from a pilot, proof-of-concept study.

“Hypnosis is an effective treatment for hot flashes,” Debra L. Barton, PhD, RN, the Mary Lou Willard French endowed chair of oncology nursing at the University of Michigan, and colleagues wrote. “Future research is needed to clarify whether hypnosis could be combined with a different low-dose pharmacologic intervention to provide optimal relief of hot flashes synergistically without ceiling effects and without side effects, or to identify a population who could benefit more from such a combination.”

Barton and colleagues analyzed data from 71 postmenopausal women with and without a history of breast cancer, who could not or did not take estrogen therapy for hot flash relief. All the women reported bothersome hot flashes for at least 1 month, at a frequency of at least four per day. Researchers randomly assigned women to one of four treatments for 8 weeks from 2010 to 2011: venlafaxine (75 mg; Effexor, Pfizer) plus hypnosis therapy (n = 15); venlafaxine plus sham hypnosis (n = 19; white noise therapy); placebo pill plus hypnosis (n = 22); or placebo pill plus sham hypnosis (n = 15).

All women kept track of hot flashes in a daily diary beginning 1 week before treatment, indicating the number and severity of hot flashes during 24 hours. From week 2 to week 5, women completed weekly visits with a study therapist to learn about and experience hypnosis or sham therapy; behavioral intervention continued at home for weeks 6 through 8, using a CD. Primary endpoint was average difference in hot flash score from baseline to end of study; hot flash severity (mild, moderate, severe or very severe) was given a value ranging from 1 to 4. Women also completed the menopausal-specific quality of life (MENQOL) questionnaire.

Researchers found that women in the combined therapy arm reported hot flash reductions that were not statistically different from those of women in the venlafaxine/sham hypnosis arm (P = .05). Researchers also observed no statistically significant differences between women assigned to placebo pill plus hypnosis and women assigned to venlafaxine/sham hypnosis. Participants assigned to the placebo/sham hypnosis arm experienced a 25% decrease in hot flashes during the study period, whereas women in each active arm reported hot flash score reductions of just more than 50%, according to the researchers. There were no significant adverse effects during the study.

“In this pilot study, the combination of venlafaxine and hypnosis did not yield greater reductions in hot flashes,” the researchers wrote. “Although this was a surprise, the dose of 75 mg of venlafaxine may have been too strong, eclipsing the effect of hypnosis and resulting in a mechanistic ceiling effect. However, based on the practice and medication log, since the venlafaxine/hypnosis arm listened to the CD the longest and took less medication, it could be that this was not as good of an uation of the combination of the two treatments as it could have been.” – by Regina Schaffer

Disclosure: The National Cancer Institute supported this study. The researchers report no relevant financial disclosures.


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Health: Parents Using Hypnosis To Keep Kids Focused

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hypnosis has taken on a new focus as more and more parents are now putting their kids under a hypnotic trance, but some say the practice may be going too far.

Eric Ferrer-Alfaro, 10, has HDHD. His mother doesn’t want to medicate him, and nothing else has worked. She’s turned to hypnotism.

“We’ve tried meditation, relaxation, things like that,” Silvana Ferrer said.

She said he has trouble focusing in school, and she’s optimistic this will help.

“I’m hoping for the teachers not to call me anymore, or at least call me less,” Ferrer said.

Hypnotherapist Lisa Machenberg said she’s hypnotized close to 1,000 children, including her own.

“I started hypnotizing the children at 7 months to sleep quickly, calmly, soundly, and deeply all through the night,” she said.

She later hypnotized them to improve their performance in sports and at school.

She said she is essentially teaching Eric to hypnotize himself, which will help when facing a challenging task.

“Whenever you want to focus you breathe in on the on the word powerful,” he said.

As Machenberg explained, the hypnosis allows him to complete homework assignments.

“When he wants to sit and do his homework, when he needs to listen to the teacher, when he needs to curb his impulses — all he needs to do is breathe in that power word and it resets the neutrons,” she said.

Afterwards, a short homework session went well, and Eric hopes that continues.

“I hope it will help me because tomorrow I have a lot of division and a lot of tests on math,” he said.

Machneberg said there’s power to be harnessed.

“Let’s learn how to use hypno-parenting to consciously influence our children to be more peaceful in the house, to have focused concentration,” she said.

Psychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez said putting kids in a trance is going too far and shouldn’t take the place of good parenting skills.

“The idea is not to gain control of your child’s mind, but it’s to teach them what’s right, what’s appropriate, what’s desirable, so they can have control over their own mind,” she said.

Mental health experts say hypnosis is more appropriate to treat conditions such as extreme pain or bed wetting, or serious trauma such as the loss of a parent.

Source: CBS

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Researchers: Fast food linked to cancers, thyroid disease

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A recent study has found evidence that Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with chemicals linked to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, low birth rates and immunotoxicity in children.

According to a new study published in Environmental Science and Technology, researchers found evidence of fluorinated compounds in fast food packaging materials, including  hamburger and sandwich wrappers, pastry bags, beverage cups and French fry containers.

The compounds, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), were found in 56-percent of dessert and bread wrappers, 38-percent of sandwich and burger wrappers and 20-percent of paperboard (the same kind used for sandwich, taco and French fry boxes). These same chemicals are found in stain-resistant products, firefighter materials and nonstick cookware.


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent synthetic chemicals, some of which have been associated with cancer, developmental toxicity, immunotoxicity, and other health effects. PFASs in grease-resistant food packaging can leach into food and increase dietary exposure. Researchers collected ∼400 samples of food contact papers, paperboard containers, and beverage containers from fast food restaurants throughout the United States and measured total fluorine using particle-induced γ-ray emission (PIGE) spectroscopy. PIGE can rapidly and inexpensively measure total fluorine in solid-phase samples. Researchers found that 46% of food contact papers and 20% of paperboard samples contained detectable fluorine (>16 nmol/cm2). Liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry analysis of a subset of 20 samples found perfluorocarboxylates, perfluorosulfonates, and other known PFASs and/or unidentified polyfluorinated compounds (based on nontargeted analysis). The total peak area for PFASs was higher in 70% of samples (10 of 14) with a total fluorine level of >200 nmol/cm2 compared to six samples with a total fluorine level of <16 nmol/cm2. Samples with high total fluorine levels but low levels of measured PFASs may contain volatile PFASs, PFAS polymers, newer replacement PFASs, or other fluorinated compounds. The prence of fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging demonstrates their potentially significant contribution to dietary PFAS exposure and environmental contamination during production and disposal. (via Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging, Environmental Science & Technology Letters)

According to a news release from Science Daily, previous studies have shown that these PFASs can contaminate the food and when consumed, accumulating in the body.

“This is a really persistent chemical,” said Graham Peaslee, a professor of experimental nuclear physics in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, who tested 407 samples of packaging material.

Total F concentrations (in nanomoles of F per square centimeter) based on PIGE analyses of fast food packaging samples. Only samples with concentrations of total F above the LOD (16 nmol of F/cm2) are plotted. Concentrations between the LOD and LOQ (50 nmol of F/cm2) are considered estimated. (via Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging, Environmental Science & Technology Letters)

“It gets in the bloodstream, it stays there and accumulates. There are diseases that correlate to it, so we really don’t want this class of chemicals out there.”

Science Daily says PFASs have been previously linked to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, low birth weight and immunotoxicity in children, among other health issues. The chemicals take many years before just 50 percent of the intake leaves the human body.

“These chemicals don’t biodegrade. They don’t naturally degrade. They persist in the environment for a very long time,” Peaslee said.

The results are considerably concerning when taking in account the role fast food plays the average American diet. The National Center for Health Statistics reported one-third of U.S. children consume fast food daily.

Samples were collected from a total of 27 fast food restaurant chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, Chipotle, Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, Panera and Chick-Fil-A, in and around Grand Rapids, as well as Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C. The study did not include takeout containers, such as Chinese food boxes or pizza boxes.

Researchers reached out each of the fast food chains that had been included in the study to see if they were aware of the chemicals used in the production of the packaging. Only two responded, both stating they believed their packaging was free of PFASs — one going as far as to say that it had received verification from it’s supplier, although test results show both had tested positive for a “substantial amount” of chemicals.

“This is a wake-up call for those companies and the consumers,” Peaslee said.

Those involved in the study are hopeful the results will encourage fast food restaurants to choose nontoxic alternatives such as plastic coatings, aluminum foil or wax paper.

Source wgrz

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Flights on the 20-day holiday feature hypnotherapy.

DreamMaker launches Passport to 50, the private jet trip of a lifetime for just $18 million

Experiential travel boutique DreamMaker has designed a holiday that requires no planning, no stress and monogrammed silk pyjamas.

All you need is:

1. Up to 50 friends and family

2. Twenty days of your time

3. $US13,875,000 or $18,384,652.50.

Easy right? Just kick that $8 green smoothie habit and you’ll be raring to go in no time.

Titled Passport to 50, this vacation has been styled to celebrate the milestone of billionaires. With no expense spared and setting off in August 2017, this experience will cover 20 cities in 20 days on a private Boeing 767, with your loved ones flying in tandem on a second Boeing business jet.

Sounds like a lot of air time right? According to Dream Maker, only 12 per cent of your time will be spent commuting.

But with in-flight yoga sessions, fashion shows and tailored hypnotherapy, leaving the plane might be a problem.

The mastermind behind experiential aviation, Gregory Patrick, believes the holistic and healing program will be vital to the success of this lavish excursion.

“It is irrelevant how big and beautiful your private jet is if you are unable to relax comfortably or get the required amount of sleep on the plane,” Patrick said.

A master somelier will be on board to match every mouthful with what we expect will be very fancy wine. A $500,000 poker tournament will also keep the punters entertained, and if you need anything else your personal staff member will be more than happy to assist.

Destinations such as Siem Reap, London and Knoxville are on the agenda, but little has been said about what will be occurring on land. We do know, however, that it includes a 50-monk blessing surrounded by 50,000 lotus petals.

The trip wouldn’t be complete without luxurious amenities. A set of 18-carat gold swizzle sticks fixed with blue and white diamonds valued at $1m will be yours to take home. This commissioned piece by World of Diamonds Group will be the perfect souvenir, with 20 white sparklers representing each city.

If this is all too indulgent for your taste, the Passport to 50 experience will be giving back.

“It makes no sense to work so hard to please the most discerning of clientele without making the same effort to balance the decadence with an element of kindness that delivers higher levels of fulfillment.” Patrick said.

Some 2500 bicycles will be distributed to children in Cambodia. Clean drinking water will be provided for 50,000 children in the Philippines and fun centres will be built in the UK for those battling life-threatening illnesses.

The “trip of a lifetime” will begin on the island of Koh Samui and continue through Siem Reap, Kathmandu, Agra, Florence, Siena, Cannes, Moulinet, London, Barcelona, Ibiza, Marbella, Marrakech, Havana, Knoxville, Kona, El Nido and an unnamed secret island, before finishing in Manilla.

Source: traveller

Wishing you ‘prosperity of mind’

The mind is one of the most important tools to help you achieve success. And whilst you cannot quite think yourself into being rich, clinical hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to tap into a personal sense of abundance also known as “prosperity of mind”.

Wishing you ‘prosperity of mind’ 4The golden rule is to close your eyes and imagine your desired outcome. This simple activity stimulates up to 12 different areas in your brain allowing you to access different ways of thinking and processing information. Using clinical hypnosis amplifies concentration and absorption whilst helping you to remain relaxed and focused at the same time.

Sportspeople and celebrities use clinical hypnosis too

This is why many successful sports people use clinical hypnosis to get into the “zone” or “flow” known as the winning game. Amongst the most well known are professional golfers Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, as well as Steve Hooker, who won a gold at the 2008 Olympics for pole-vaulting. But anyone can use clinical hypnosis to enhance success. Celebrities like Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts have used it to boost confidence, enhance creativity and remove habits, which may have previously held them back.

Another very powerful but less talked about phenomena is the power nap used by business people the world over. It is sometimes called the best kept business secret. This short intense blast of energy and mental rejuvenation is a form of self-hypnosis that successful people use naturally and that you can learn easily by visiting a clinical hypnotherapist. Even Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein used clinical hypnosis; the former went on to win the second world war and the latter developed the theory of relativity.

Set achievable goals

You can start the process today by writing down a clear achievable goal. Then imagine how you would feel if that goal had already been achieved. Next list the benefits of having achieved your desired outcome as you experience this in your imagination. This process is the beginning of your journey into a winning mindset or prosperity of mind.

It is very important to have a goal that is consistent with your personal values. One of the easiest ways to go wrong is to have a goal that you don’t really believe, or has been imposed on you by someone else or is simply not possible to achieve. When this happens it is a bit like wanting to win the lottery without actually buying the ticket!

Prosperity of mind requires the rule of plenty or a positive and open mindset. Sometimes life or previous setbacks can limit your sense of confidence. Almost without you realising it, your inner or subconscious mind develops an expectation that life will be hard, that you might fail or perhaps you stop believing that you deserve or have the ability to succeed. This is called a disconnect and many factors can contribute to these limiting beliefs, such as stress, a difficult life experience and even fatigue. The most important thing to remember is that you can alter your inner mindset and re-programme yourself for success.

A mental check-up halts negative thoughts

One of the best ways to test if you are blocking your personal prosperity is to pay attention to your inner dialogue. If you realise that you are mentally criticising yourself and making repeated negative statements, it is time to get a mental check up. The easiest way is to find a hobby that you enjoy which also helps you relax. Even a regular 20-minute walk or meditation can help. But if you find that your inner critical voice continues then a visit to a clinical hypnotherapist or other mental health professional can help.

Deep hypnotic relaxation is now proven to reduce negative affectivity (feelings) and restore positive affect in people who are struggling with difficult or chronic illnesses. The same methods can rejuvenate or reawaken an optimistic mindset and help you break unhealthy mental patterns, which are blocking your chances of prosperity.

Prosperity of mind does not always have to be revolve around procuring material wealth. Abundance includes the simple things in life that are enriching in its own way – peace of mind, feelings of satisfaction, mental and physical well-being and optimism, all of which are the normal everyday experiences of using clinical hypnosis to journey into your inner world.

Source: freemalaysiatoday






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Naomi Campbell-hypnotism to kick smoking habit

Supermodel-turned-actress Naomi Campbell has a date with her hypnotist to help her kick her smoking habit once and for all.

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The Fashion Awards 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall – Arrivals
Featuring: Naomi Campbell
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 05 Dec 2016

The Empire star (46) reveals she has been struggling to turn her back on her last bad vice for years, after previously ditching alcohol, but none of her anti-smoking attempts, including using nicotine patches to wean her off cigarettes, have managed to last.

Now Naomi is giving hypnotherapy another try after making quitting smoking one of her New Year’s resolutions for 2017.

“I still have a problem with smoking,” she confessed on U.S. talk show The View. “(I’m smoking) less, but it’s the hardest one (vice to kick) (so) I’m going back to the hypnotist.”

Naomi’s admission prompted show co-host Whoopi Goldberg to share the method which shocked her into giving up smoking a few years ago.

“(It was) two kids I saw in a video, who have cystic fibrosis – children who can’t breathe – and the last thing this little boy said in this video I saw, was, ‘All I wanna do is breathe like a normal person,’” she explained. “He was nine at the time, and I thought, ‘I spent 40 years smoking, and all this little boy wants to do is take a deep breath without fear.’ That did it for me… So every time you go to (smoke), realise that there’s people who can’t (breathe properly).”

The Ghost actress’ story struck a chord with Naomi, who revealed she could relate to the health struggle.

“There’s someone in my life that went through something similar quite recently too, so I know exactly what you mean,” she remarked, vowing to do her best to quit smoking for good.


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