How to Slow the Aging Process…

If you’re over 50 then you’ve probably had the experience of not being able to do things that you used to be able to do pretty easily… If you are experiencing:

 

  • Low energy levels
  • Lack of motivation to do things.
  • Finding it harder to get a decent night’s sleep
  • Stiffness and niggly aches in the body.
  • Finding you are not as sharp as you used to be.
  • Lack of mental clarity and focus.
  • Finding weight management an issue
  • Finding it hard to maintain a healthy diet

 

It’s called aging, and while there is currently no way to completely avoid aging we can take anti-aging steps to slow it down.

To do this we must understand the 5 causes of premature aging…

 

Free Radical Damage to Cells
Under normal circumstances your body’s natural antioxidants can neutralize harmful free radicals, but system stressors like poor diet, environmental toxins, and emotional stress can tip the scales in the favour of oxidation damage.

 

Immune System Deterioration
As you age your body produces fewer immune cells and does a poor job of quickly getting those cells to the places they’re needed. The result? You get sick more often and it takes you longer to recover.

 

Hormone Imbalance
Hormones are how your brain sends instructions to your organs. Brain cell oxidization and under-nourished, under-performing mitochondria (the powerhouse of your cells) can throw your hormones out of balance.

 

Decreased Organ Function
Almost every organ in your body becomes less efficient as the cells in them age and become oxidised. Once again, under-performing cell mitochondria not receiving the nutrition it needs to function at optimal levels is a major contributor here.

 

Neurological Deterioration
1 in 3 seniors die from Alzheimer’s or another type of neurodegenerative disease.

 

If all of this makes you a little uneasy then I want to tell you one big step you can take on the path to optimal health… GET YOUR NUTRITION RIGHT!

 

 

Making sure you are getting an ample supply of amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, pre and probiotics and antioxidants (free radical scavengers) is a powerful way to slow down the aging process and revitalize your body.

 

And I am not talking about the cheap nutritional supplements (if that’s what you can call them) off the supermarket and chemist shelves. I am talking about the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements.

 

Did you know that there are 3 grades of nutritional supplements for human consumption? Those 3 grades are:

 

Pharmaceutical Grade is the highest quality grade of vitamins and supplements meaning the purity; dissolution and absorption meet the highest regulatory standard verified by an independent party. Pharmaceutical grade vitamins and nutrients may be available without a prescription, but they are typically sold by licensed health care professionals.

 

Medical Grade vitamins and nutrients are also high-grade supplements but may not meet all the standards of pharmaceutical grade supplements. Prenatal vitamins normally fall into this category.

 

Cosmetic or Nutritional Grade supplements are typically sold in health food stores, chemists and, readily available on supermarket shelves. These supplements may not always be tested for absorption, dissolution or purity. Additionally, these supplements do not always have the same concentration of active ingredients as what is listed on the label.

 

Did you know that 98% of supplements readily available in stores are cosmetic grade… the lowest grade safe for human consumption?

 

The Bottom Line: If you are serious about attaining optimal health, you need to source premium, preferably pharmaceutical-grade; nutritional supplements to stop-gap your nutritional deficiencies.

 

If you are looking for powerful nutritional supplements that will support you in:

 

More energy for your day (but not overwhelming… but available if you need it)

  • Mental Clarity & Focus
  • Sleep Sounder & Deeper
  • Joint Support
  • Reduce Aches and Discomforts
  • Supports Gut Health
  • Weight Management
  • No Fasting or Starving
  • Anti-Aging Antioxidants
  • Better Exercising
  • Faster Recover Times
  • Lean Muscle Support

 

You need to be accessing powerful, high-quality, pharmaceutical nutritional supplements… because you deserve to feel the best you can feel. And what makes premium grade nutritional supplements superior? It’s all about the purity and absorption rate… it’s in the science! We recommended Le-vel Thrive Nutritional Supplements because they are premium.

Other powerful steps you can take to slow down the aging process are:

Keep moving… regular exercise, even walking every day and preferably in nature, can make a big difference to your wellbeing.

 

Removing refined hydrolyzed oils like vegetable and soy oils, fast foods, processed packaged foods, refined flours, foods containing gluten (bread, bagels scones, pizza, pasta), and sugary foods and drinks (especially soft drinks and energy drinks). This is not hard to do if you try removing one thing at a time and replacing it with an alternative like organic cold-pressed coconut oil for cooking instead of vegetable or soy oils.

 

Remember to take time out for you… de-stress by taking up meditation, having a relaxation de-stress hypnotherapy session, getting a luxury massage, pouring a long hot bubble bath, reading a book or listening to some relaxing, soothing music.

 

If you are struggling right now, talk to me about what steps you can take to get YOU back onto the path of optimal health and wellbeing.

Sexual Harassment – Sexual Assault – Domestic Violence

Have you or someone you know being a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault or domestic violence and are hurting and living in fear and pain as the result. My name is Paul Holcroft and I am an Australian and internationally trained hypnotherapist and I have worked with and helped many women and men who have been the victims of physical and psychological trauma… and I can help!

One area of trauma that is not often talked about is psychological abuse where the victim is constantly berated and demeaned until their self-esteem and self-confidence is eroded away, and eventually begins to believe they are worthless and unlovable. This is all part of the game for the controller, usually a psycho-narcissist, in turning the victim into a possession… a virtual slave.

There are many symptoms of these deep-seated traumas including:

  • Feeling down all the time, stressed or can’t stop worrying.
  • Cannot understand why certain things always happen to you or why you always attract the wrong partner into your life.
  • Living in constant fear
  • Finding when you are in particular situations… it re-triggers the emotions.
  • You may be carrying extra weight as a protection measure (you may not consciously be aware of this one but it is quite common).
  • Avoiding and fearful of being in social situations or places where you feel venerable.
  • Have turned to alcohol or drugs to mask and suppress the thoughts and feelings.
  • Have a problem with eating food (under-eating or over-eating).
  • Feeling sick all the time or worried about your health.
  • Worried about your sexuality, identity or relationships.
  • Feeling unlovable and unwanted… worthless.
  • Have lost trust or are having difficulties communicating with family or friends, perhaps because they don’t understand what you have been through… or worse don’t believe you.
  • Have feelings that perhaps you are to blame… it’s your fault… that you attracted it into your life by your behaviour or lack of behaviour.
  • Carrying guilt, anger or sadness about the event(s).

Physical and psychological trauma is a heavy burden to carry and the emotional stress from the event(s) can become emotional blockages in the body, which can cause a myriad of physical and mental health issues… but here is nothing inherently wrong with you… you are hurting… you are in pain and you need help and support.

And being the victim of physical and psychological abuse is not the only issue here… many people, especially children, become victims by merely witnessing the event(s).

Many times the event, especially a childhood trauma, is buried somewhere in the unconscious mind… it has been compartmentalized to protect you… and you are no longer consciously aware of it. When this happens, you tend to have physical ailments in the body, or your mind begins to act differently and you may start to develop disorders like anxiety, panic attacks, and depressive thoughts, OCD, ADD and ADHD.

But you don’t have to live with it… there is a way out!

Using techniques such as double disassociation, the rewind technique, uncommon psychotherapy, and Ericksonian hypnosis, I have helped many individuals break free of the cage trauma had them trapped in by releasing the emotional charge surrounding the event… the emotional charge that has kept the memory trapped in the amygdala… the flight or fight centre of the brain.

Your first step to healing is to call and have an obligation-free chat over coffee or tea to see if I can help. Call Brain Spa Health today on 0424 671 411 or message me to arrange a time.

Stress, Lack of Energy and Adrenal Fatigue…

We live in an age of where chronic stress is fast becoming the major contributor fatigue, brain fog, ailments and pain in the body and weight gain… and in many cases… under-weight issues.

 

It is estimated that up to 90% of visits to a doctor involves stress. Stress about our relationships… our family… our children… and our health. And throw in workplace and environmental stress and you have a toxic minefield.

 

 

But the most important thing that no one is telling you is that fatigue and lack of focus may very well be adrenal fatigue. Largely the result of mental, physical and emotional stress… along with poor nutrition and lifestyle… adrenal fatigue is fast becoming an invisible epidemic.

 

And with our modern busy lives, it often feels like its never-ending battle, trying to eat well and live a balanced lifestyle.

 

Nutrient deficiencies are real! Many of us have low levels of selenium, vitamin D, vitamin E and low levels of the B vitamins, especially vitamin B12.

 

Some powerful supplements for stress-relief, anxiety and depression include; Coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10), 5-HTP, Quercetin, L-Tryptophan, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Taurine, Glycine, L-Phenylalanine, Ashwagandha Extract, Bacopa Monnieri Extract, Valerian Root Extract, Passion Flower Extract, Hops Extract, Chamomile Extract, Melatonin, L-Theanine, Skullcap Extract.

 

I also want you to remember that stress is not just caused by external factors, but can also be self-induced due to our thought patterns like negative self-talk or perfectionism.

 

Stress can cause a myriad of symptoms in the body including feeling tired all the time, lack of energy, pain in the body (particularly the lower back), chronic fatigue, hormone imbalance, mood swings, hot flushes, aching joints, and the list goes on…

 

The way you think also has a tremendous impact on how you view and function in the world. It can impact your stress levels, your metabolism, your hormones, and even your heart health.

 

Your mind can get stuck in emotional ruts… negative habits and belief patterns of thinking that may have made sense at one time in your life but have now become outdated and lead to thoughts and actions that no longer support your well-being.

 

Signs of poor adrenal function may include the following:

  • Regularly feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling tired despite adequate sleep
  • Difficulty getting up in the morning most days
  • Lack of energy and motivation
  • Mental fog
  • Less enjoyment in life
  • Reduced ability in decision making
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Reduced productivity
  • Poor memory
  • Decreasing ability to handle stress
  • Slowed healing
  • Mild depression
  • Alternating diarrhoea/constipation
  • Low blood sugar
  • Craving for salty foods (“I just ate a whole bag of chips syndrome”)

Do any of these sound familiar?

 

The good news is… like so much of our personal health… it is a reversible condition (with the right steps and information). Hypnotherapy is a proven first step to taking back control of your life. My “clearing the decks” stress relief hypnotherapy session creates a clearer; more focused and motivated mind state to tackle other issues that are stopping you living a more powerful and fulfilling life.

 

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, pick up the phone and call me now… the first step to relief could be just minutes away. Call Paul now on 0424 671 411 for an obligation free chat.

Are You Holding onto Pain?

What causes pain in our bodies? We know that knee and joint pain is a condition in which a tendon and or its ligaments become irritated and inflamed, causing pain and tenderness around a joint. The condition can occur in any of the body’s tendons, but is most common in the knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders, heels and wrists…

 

We also know that when muscles become stressed and tense they tend to tighten up, restricting movement, and can cause acute pain, even throwing other parts of the body out of balance to compensate…

 

So when we injure ourselves inflammation and swelling takes place, which is part of the body’s protective process, and the body immediately sends an emergency message to the brain (pain) that something is not right and instructs all our internal healing processes to go to work to heal the affected area.

 

But what happens when the area is healed but the pain persists… sometimes for years… and all the treatments and pain killers just don’t seem to work? So what if I suggested to you that the treatments and pain killers are not working because you are treating the symptom not the source of your pain.

 

You see the greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It has been said that it only takes only 6-8 weeks for pain to dissipate, even after a major injury… so much of the pain we experience in our bodies is not injury or surgery related… it is an emotional blockage created when our unconscious emotional mind runs its programs unchecked.

 

This type of pain is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of resistance to what is… and it stores itself as an emotional pain blockage in our bodies. So the pain in your body can be caused as a result of stress in your life… family stress, relationship stress, workplace or schoolyard stress, and environmental stress.

 

Emotional stress blockages in the body can also be caused by a traumatic event in your life that has not been resolved. The body sends a message to the brain and the brain creates pain somewhere in your body… and sometimes it moves around to get your attention. When this happens and you get treatments or pain killers… or even surgery for the pain… it doesn’t work because you are dealing with the symptom of your pain not the source.

 

THE EMOTIONAL PAIN PATH

  1. External & Internal Stress – Physical & Psychological Activity – Signals Sent to Brain
  2. Changes to Nervous System – Reduction of Blood Flow – Oxygen Deprivation
  3. Inflammation – Muscle, Nerve & Tendon Pain – Weight Gain or Weight Reduction

 

Stress and negative thoughts create emotional blockages in the body which mainly manifest as either pain or fat storage… or sometimes both… stored somewhere within the body… It can also cause weight reduction (anorexia and bulimia).

 

On the conscious thinking mind level, the resistance is some form of judgement you have made, and on the unconscious emotional mind level, it is some form of emotional negativity.

 

These manifestations of the emotional blockages, pain and fat storage, are the “symptoms” of the emotional blockage… not the source. This is why diet and exercise programs, and traditional pain treatments from a physiotherapist or chiropractor, or strong prescription drugs sometimes do not work… they are all working on the symptom… not the source, which is the psychological or emotional blockage… and they operates on an unconscious level in the emotional mind.

 

Emotional pain and stress are the main causes of physical pain and disease in the body. Emotional negativity like self-pity, depression, resentment, anger, hatred, jealousy, feelings of rejection or unworthiness can all contribute to emotional pain blockages. Many people already know from their own experience how easily and quickly an intimate relationship can turn from a source of pleasure to a source of emotional and sometimes physical pain…

 

There are two levels to your pain… the pain that you create now… and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and in your body. This, of course, includes the pain and/or traumas you suffered as a child. The accumulated emotional pain is a negative energy field that occupies your body and mind… and it’s very real!

 

This emotional pain blockage does not want you to observe it for what it really is… because once you observe it, and feel its energy field within you… take your attention into it… the identification has been broken… a higher dimension of consciousness has come in armed with your inner guide…

 

Your emotional blockage wants to survive just like every other entity in existence and it can only survive if it gets you to unconsciously identify with it. And when you identify with it, it rises up, takes over you, and then lives through you… by “becoming you”… but it needs to get its “food” from you…

 

It will attract and feed on that which resonates with its own kind of energy vibration… anything that creates further pain in whatever form… destructiveness, hatred, grief, sadness, emotional drama, violence, and even illness… pain can only feed on pain… pain cannot feed on joy or happiness… it finds it quite indigestible…

 

Once this emotional blockage has taken over you, you want more pain… you become a victim… or a perpetrator… you want to suffer pain… or you want to inflict pain… and sometimes both… there is really not much difference between the two…

 

The dilemma here is you are not consciously aware this battle between the conscious and unconscious mind is going on and will vehemently claim you do not want pain… but on an unconscious emotional level that is what has been happening… and if you look closely at your behaviour and thinking you will see they are designed to keep your pain persisting…

 

In order to remove persistent pain… to remove the emotional pain blockages from your body you must work on an unconscious level… and the most effective way is with hypnosis…

 

Stress Elimination Self-Hypnosis

Body Cleanse Hypnotherapy Home Self-Hypnosis Session

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What is Stress and how is it Created?

There are many external and internal forces that trigger stress within our bodies and throw our lives out of balance. Many people will say “that type of thing always stresses me out” or “she or he stresses me out”.

 

Stress is any change in the environment that requires your body to react and adjust in response and can be triggered by relationship difficulties or breakdown, workplace related stress, schoolyard and workplace bullying, serious trauma such as a serious accident, domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual abuse. And we haven’t even looked at the numerous environmental stresses we are bombarded with every day.

 

The body reacts to these changes with physical (chemical changes in the body), mental (fatigue and constant worrying), and emotional responses and these emotional stresses store themselves in the body in what are commonly called emotional stress blockages.

 

Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress and seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. The earlier we detect and relieve stress, the quicker we can get ourselves back on track.

 

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The first thing we need to understand about stress is it is created from within. It is not the event that causes the stress in our body… it is how we interpret, react and respond to the event or embedded internal triggers which creates the stress and creates what are commonly called emotional blockages within the body.

 

So the event is outside, and the stress and emotional triggers and blockages are created from within.

 

When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, Cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action and, excess Cortisol can interfere with a bunch of different processes causing poor health.

 

First is Immunity.

 

If you have too much Cortisol, you suppress immune function by suppressing the activity of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This prevents the release of neurotransmitters that help immune function.

 

So basically, all you’ve heard about stress being related to illness is dead on. If you’re stressed out, you’re going to get sick.

 

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Second is how your Metabolism is Regulated and what you Crave.

 

When you have too much stress, you can crave salty or sugary foods. Cravings of these foods are very real; because the body is looking for minerals or fuel (in the form of sugars) to continually adjust to your metabolic imbalances.

 

Many times, when you fix the adrenals and eliminate the stress, you can get rid of some of the physiological cravings – the emotional ones require a different set of skills to eliminate!

 

Third are Cardiovascular Issues.

 

Poor adrenal function leads to changes in how your body regulates heart rate and blood pressure. Inability to regular your cardiovascular system can lead to poor circulation, high or low blood pressure and all diseases related to these issues, particularly hypertension.

 

Fourth is Thinner Skin and Weaker Bones.

 

Excess Cortisol is directly related to thinner skin and weaker bones. Weaker bones are related to the inability of hormones to regular body processes, as well as the excess acidity that is created in the body when excess Cortisol is present.

 

Managing stress and making sure you have plenty of minerals and vitamin D is a much better strategy than drugs for those who have symptoms or signs of osteoporosis.

 

I hope that helps you understand why you need to take care of your adrenals. I know from experience what it’s like to have adrenal fatigue and it’s not anything I’d wish on anyone.

 

The best thing to do is take preventative steps to make sure it doesn’t happen to you, instead of waiting until you’ve damaged your adrenals and then struggle to fix them.”

 

Would You Like To:

  • Stop worrying all the time?
  • Prevent anxiety and panic attacks?
  • Stop feeling tried and drained all the time?
  • Increase your energy level?
  • Be more relaxed and calm in trying situations?
  • Stop yo-yo dieting and release excess fat?
  • Remove persistent nagging pain in the body?
  • Turn back the aging clock and have healthier younger looking skin?
  • Be happier about yourself and life?
  • Enhance your sexual desire?

 

Did you know that stress and emotional blockages in the body are major contributors to all the above challenges? That’s right… your first step to gaining control in all areas of your life is eliminating the stress (family, relationship, work and environmental stresses) from your life. One of the quickest ways to remove stress and emotional blockages can be achieved quickly and painlessly through hypnosis.

 

Our body cleansing stress elimination self-hypnosis session is designed to remove emotional stress blockages leaving your body and mind totally calm and relaxed. Buy the Body Cleanse self-hypnosis MP3 today for only $19.95 You can Pay by credit card through PayPal at our download section by clicking here

 

However stress is not all bad, stress is necessary and can sometimes even be desirable. Exciting or challenging events such as the birth of a child, participating in a challenging sport, completion of a major work project or moving to a new city generates as much stress as does tragedy or disaster. And without it, life would be dull.

 

In the modern world, the ‘fight or flight’ mode can still help us survive dangerous situations, such as reacting swiftly to a person running in front of our car by slamming on the brakes. The blood flow is going only to the most important muscles needed to handle the situation.

 

Stress related issues arise when we put our bodies into unnecessary states of stress or by becoming stressed in inappropriate situations. This can lead to an inability to ‘think straight’; and if not addressed, can lead to panic attacks, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and depression.

 

Stress targets the weakest part of our physiology or character; if you are prone to lower back pain, joint pain, headaches, acne or eczema, this will flare up.  If you have low levels of patience or tolerance for others, this will be the first area to present under times of stress.

 

Many people will try to relieve their stress by turning to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs to try to relieve their stress. Unfortunately, instead of relieving the stress and returning the body to a natural relaxed state, these substances tend to compound the problem by keeping the body in a stressed state which eventually leads to more problems… physical, mental and emotional.

 

Unless these emotional stresses are addressed; they can build up on top of each other and eventually show up in the body as skin disorders, excess weight and often chronic pain (often lower back pain). When years of stress blockages like this build up, they can contribute and lead to serious diseases in the body.

 

Fortunately Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to address and release emotional blockages and stress triggers from your body and mind. When released many benefits are almost instantaneous… and others gradually improve over time. So Hypnotherapy is holistic in nature and is about bringing about harmony and balance within… emotionally, physically and mentally.

 

What is Hypnosis and how does it Work?

Hypnosis is a really powerful tool. It can help establish the right neural patterns in the brain to establish a new way of interacting with certain situations. And this includes establishing new, healthier habits (and breaking bad ones).

 

Hypnosis lets you access deep seated behavioural patterns without the emotion, you become deeply relaxed and highly focused which in turn enables you to escape old habits and disassociate from traumatic events, even from childhood.

 

Once in this state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness you are able to communicate with the unconscious part of your mind where you can uncover any unconscious patterns you may be running that are controlling your life… and many times you are not even consciously aware that these patterns even existed.

 

Hypnosis empowers you with tools that you can use to adjust and tweak these unconscious patterns to better serve you and the goals you have for your life. Hypnosis allows you to transform yourself… and the transformation happens from the inside out… it comes from within. The transformation comes from the insights you discover inside (the unconscious mind)… not from the external information you receive (conscious mind).

 

Did you know that many famous people from all walks of life including sports stars, business executives, professional speakers, singers, stage actors and movie stars use hypnotherapy on a regular basis to remove stage fright, emotional stress, self-confidence and self-esteem issues as well as keeping themselves positively on track with their life goals. Hypnotherapy is one of the most powerful methods for getting permanent results. You only need to Google this to discover more.

 

You see there’s nothing strange or mysterious about hypnotherapy. It’s just a profession like any other profession. Hypnotherapists are trained professionals just like a psychologist or a solicitor or an architect… except in our case we are a profession that leads the way for business goal setting, getting the right mindset, creating abundance, tackling self-confidence and self-esteem issues, dealing with stress, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, pain management, quitting cigarettes, weight-loss, sports performance enhancement and many, many other issues people have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. And it all has to do with the power of the unconscious mind.

 

You may have heard people describe the mind in many different ways but let’s look at the structures of the mind – the conscious part of the mind and the unconscious part of the mind.

 

The conscious mind is what we are consciously aware of at any point in time, in the present moment. The conscious mind is where we do all the analysing an evaluating. It is where we make all the day-to-day decisions.

 

The unconscious mind is where everything else is stored, everything we have ever seen, heard, felt, smelt or experienced… good and bad… much of which, we may no longer be even consciously aware of. Your unconscious mind is also responsible for all of the body’s automatic functions. It makes your eyes blink, your heart beat, makes you breath faster or slower when you need to.  It digests your food and controls your hormones.

 

What I am saying, metaphorically speaking is to look at your unconscious mind as your automatic pilot. Your unconscious mind runs your life for you.

 

Every event and experience you have ever witnessed is all stored in the unconscious mind. All learning, all behaviour, all change is in fact programmed into your unconscious mind. And you have been programming things you learn, beliefs, values, morals, habits (good and bad) and all sorts of other things into your unconscious mind since the day you were born. These habits and beliefs then create neurological patterns.

 

When we learn things, we store them in the unconscious mind and they become automatic.  You see, everything you do automatically, without thinking, is an unconscious habit. Even you’re breathing… it just happens for you.

 

If you run and your body needs more oxygen pumped to the cells in your muscles, you don’t need to think about it, you automatically breathe faster and heavier and your heart rate increases to pump that extra oxygen around your body quickly to get it to where it is needed. Your unconscious mind takes care of all of the body’s autonomic functions for you.

 

When you need to think about something to do it – it is a conscious process. For example when you first learnt to read, you really had to think about every letter – every sound – and just take in small pieces of information at a time – because that is all the conscious mind can handle.

 

When you learnt to drive a car – it was think, think, think … gears … blinkers … brake … check mirrors ….  And so on. It was difficult concentrating on so many things at once. That’s because the tiny conscious part of the mind gets overloaded very easily.

 

So what happens is that when we practice something over and over again, the conscious mind downloads that information to the powerful unconscious mind which then handles all those sorts of things and they become automatic – an easy habitual behaviour.

 

So you learn something, you practice it, you relegate it to the unconscious mind, the unconscious takes over that function for you – and then you get access to it on automatic pilot. So you see, when you no longer need to think about something … when you do it automatically, it is unconscious.

 

It has been programmed into the unconscious mind which then takes it on board as an automatic behaviour or habit.  Now some of these habits and learning are useful – like driving a car or reading and writing.  But some habits and learning are not useful – such as smoking or overeating … or phobias or panic attacks.

 

Whatever we program into the unconscious mind will become an automatic function that is no longer under our conscious control.

 

You may have tried previously to change unhealthy habits or unwanted programmed responses with conscious willpower but how hard is that?  You see, the reality is we come hardwired to actually protect those old habits because it’s the job of the unconscious mind hold onto them.

 

It doesn’t forget or let go of them. It holds onto them to protect us and keep us alive. You don’t unlearn something that you have programmed in. And remember… the unconscious mind does not analyse whether it is a good or bad habit or response or program… it simply accepts what you have programmed into it, runs that program and holds onto to it to protect us.

 

Take for instance; driving a car, you wouldn’t all of a sudden forget what you have to do. The unconscious mind holds onto everything so we don’t have to relearn them all over again… it is our survival mechanism. The unconscious mind protects the body by protecting the habits and learning that you have formed and programmed into the subconscious mind.

 

That’s right!  The unconscious mind never forgets. That’s why when you consciously try to break a bad habit, the unconscious mind holds onto it… to protect you… and it feels like there’s a battle going on inside. This is because that is exactly what is happening. There is an inner conflict between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

 

So whenever you try to stop smoking or lose weight, or break any of those unwanted habits or responses, the conscious mind may be trying to release it – but the unconscious mind hold on to it because it thinks it is protecting you..

 

So it naturally follows that when you want to make changes to these programmed patterns and behaviours the changes must be made at an unconscious level… and this is what is achieved through hypnotherapy.  Hypnotherapy, simply stated, bypasses the conscious mind and speaks directly to and reprograms the unconscious mind.

 

By using hypnotherapy we can bypass all that difficult practice/relearning stage… the hard way… and then changing unwanted habits and behaviours becomes easy… an automatic process.

 

It is a method of controlling or breaking a habit in a quick, easy and effortless way and regaining control of our lives.  And when hypnotherapy is done correctly, that’s exactly what happens.

 

So where do habits come from?  Let’s look at smoking. Many people tried smoking in their younger days because it was ‘cool’ or for some other ‘feel good’ reason. They did it consciously and battled through the coughing and spluttering – the awful taste – and then they kept repeating this behaviour until the unconscious mind said okay… I’ve got it… I’ll make this an automatic habit for you.

 

And the unconscious mind programmed it in as a ‘feel good’ habit because at the time, that’s what it was… it was “cool” or you felt part of a group, or you believed it relaxed you. And from that moment onwards you became a smoker.

 

Now you can tell yourself consciously “I will not smoke, I will not smoke, I will not smoke” but you find yourself desperately wanting to reach out for a cigarette because the conscious mind is the thinking part of the mind but the unconscious mind is the feeling emotional part of the mind… and it runs the show.

 

The unconscious mind is much larger, much stronger and far more powerful… it’s your survival mechanism. And your feelings (emotions) will always over-ride your conscious thoughts unless you elicit tremendous will-power.

 

Therefore, it is a simple fact that when you try making changes consciously, it is difficult because the unconscious mind holds the power and it will keep running the programmed behaviour – in this case, smoking because it is programmed in as a “feel good” habit.

 

The reason hypnotherapy is so powerful in changing unconscious habits and behaviours, is because you do not have to consciously try over and over again to think a certain way or to behave a certain way. Hypnotherapy speaks directly to the unconscious mind so the change is instantaneous – automatic. It makes it easy and effortless… and it makes it permanent.

 

So now that we know that hypnotherapy is a totally normal and natural everyday occurring state where you’re totally safe and in totally in control, the question is, does hypnotherapy really work? The answer is a definite yes.

 

So as you can now see, during a therapeutic hypnotherapy session, you and the hypnotherapist are working together toward the same positive outcome. This is the reason we tailor our programs so carefully for each individual and the reason we maintain such a high level of success.

 

What makes our practice so unique is the advanced processes and innovative techniques we use to address the individual requirements of each client. We conduct a free first session to talk about your particular challenge and see if we are indeed able to help and, if not, we will gladly refer you to the appropriate professional.

 

Many studies, conducted over long periods of time, have proven the success of hypnotherapy and, modern technology is now actually scientifically able to monitor its effectiveness. So it certainly works and not only that, we have, over time, actually improved it. Our advanced hypnotherapy techniques are achieving phenomenal success in many different areas… and normally in just one session.

 

Paul Holcroft is a certified Hypnotherapist trained in Erickson Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Regression and Time Line Therapy and the Rewind Technique which, is specifically designed for dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Phobias. Use the Facebook message system to contact me or you can email me here

 

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What is Stress and How Does Affect Us?

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There are many external and internal forces that trigger stress within our bodies and throw our lives out of balance. Many people will say “that type of thing always stresses me out” or “she or he stresses me out”.

 

Stress is any change in the environment that requires your body to react and adjust in response and can be triggered by relationship difficulties or breakdown, workplace related stress, and environmental stress. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses and these emotional stresses store themselves in the body in what are commonly called emotional blockages.

 

Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress and seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. The earlier we detect and relieve stress, the quicker we can get ourselves back on track.

 

The first thing we need to understand about stress is it is created from within. It is not the event that causes the stress in our body… it is how we interpret, react and respond to the event or embedded internal triggers which creates the stress and creates what are commonly called emotional blockages within the body.

 

So the event is outside, and the stress and emotional triggers and blockages are created from within.

 

When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, Cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action.

 

 

Stress related issues arise when we put our bodies into unnecessary states of stress or by becoming stressed in inappropriate situations. This can lead to an inability to ‘think straight’; and if not addressed, can lead to panic attacks, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and depression.

 

Stress also targets the weakest part of our physiology or character; if you are prone to lower back pain, joint pain, headaches, acne or eczema, this will flare up.  If you have low levels of patience or tolerance for others, this will be the first area to present under times of stress.

 

Many people will try to relieve their stress by turning to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs to try to relieve their stress. Unfortunately, instead of relieving the stress and returning the body to a natural relaxed state, these substances tend to compound the problem by keeping the body in a stressed state which eventually leads to more problems… physical, mental and emotional.

 

Unless these emotional stresses are addressed; they can build up on top of each other and eventually show up in the body as chronic pain (often lower back pain), excess weight and, when years of stress blockages build up, disease in the body.

 

Fortunately Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to address and release emotional blockages and stress triggers from your body and mind. Hypnotherapy is holistic in nature and is about bringing about harmony and balance within… emotionally, physically and mentally.

 

Hypnotherapy is not something that is done to you. The hypnotherapist merely guides you into a deep state of relaxation, also known as a trance, where you are able to shut down the conscious thinking mind for a short time in order to communicate with the unconscious or subconscious mind and uncover tools you can use to enhance your life and wellbeing.

 

Hypnotherapy is not like the common talking therapies such as psychology or counseling. The hypnotherapist works on a deeper level… with the unconscious or subconscious mind (which actually runs the show) rather than the talking to the conscious analytical thinking mind.

 

Hypnotherapy is NOT like what you see with stage hypnotists… we don’t make you run around like a chicken… a hypnotherapist is a healer and may incorporate several different methodologies within the hypnotherapy session including; Erickson Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and the Rewind Technique.

 

The outcomes and powerful results that can be achieved through hypnotherapy are many and varied and can include personal, professional, emotional and health benefits at extraordinary levels.

 

Paul Holcroft is a certified Hypnotherapist trained in Erickson Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Regression and Time Line Therapy and the Rewind Technique which is specifically designed for dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Phobias. Message me or call on 0424 671 411 to arrange an obligation-free initial consultation to see if I can be of help.

 

However stress is not all bad, stress is necessary and can sometimes even be desirable. Exciting or challenging events such as the birth of a child, participating in a challenging sport, completion of a major work project or moving to a new city generates as much stress as does tragedy or disaster. And without it, life would be dull.

 

In the modern world, the ‘fight or flight’ mode can still help us survive dangerous situations, such as reacting swiftly to a person running in front of our car by slamming on the brakes. The blood flow is going only to the most important muscles needed to handle the situation.

 

What is Hypnotherapy?

By Paul Holcroft, an International Credited Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner

 

There are many external and internal forces that cause stress within our bodies and these stresses throw our lives out of balance. Hypnotherapy healing is based on the concept of making whole… it is holistic in nature and is about removing stress and emotional blockages and bringing about harmony and balance within.

 

Hypnotherapy is similar in many ways to counselling except a hypnotherapist works on a deeper level… the unconscious mind and, can involve several different methodologies within the session including; Erickson Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and Body Wisdom.

 

The outcomes and powerful results that can be achieved through hypnotherapy are many and varied and can include personal, professional, emotional and health benefits at extraordinary levels.

 

Many people have a fear or are sceptical of hypnosis. This is due to television and stage performances which portray people being put under hypnosis against their will. The reality is hypnosis is not something that is done to you. The hypnotherapist, utilizing different deep mindful techniques, is merely the guide that leads you to a state of deep relaxation and a state of heightened mental awareness.

 

Once in this state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness you are able to communicate with the unconscious part of your mind where you can uncover any unconscious patterns you may be running that are controlling your life… and many times you are not even consciously aware that these patterns even existed.

 

Hypnotherapy empowers you with tools that you can use to adjust and tweak these unconscious patterns to better serve you and the goals you have for your life. Hypnotherapy allows you to transform yourself… and the transformation happens from the inside out… it comes from within. The transformation comes from the insights you discover inside (the unconscious mind)… not from the external information you receive (conscious mind).

 

Did you know that many famous people from all walks of life including sports stars, business executives, professional speakers, singers, stage actors and movie stars use hypnotherapy on a regular basis to remove stage fright, emotional stress, self-confidence and self-esteem issues as well as keeping themselves positively on track with their life goals. Hypnotherapy is one of the most powerful methods for getting permanent results. You only need to Google this to discover more.

 

You see there’s nothing strange or mysterious about hypnotherapy. It’s just a profession like any other profession. Hypnotherapists are trained professionals just like a psychologist or a solicitor or an architect… except in our case we are a profession that leads the way for business goal setting, getting the right mindset, creating abundance, tackling self-confidence and self-esteem issues, dealing with stress, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, pain management, quitting cigarettes, weight-loss, sports performance enhancement and many, many other issues people have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. And it all has to do with the power of the unconscious mind.

 

You may have heard people describe the mind in many different ways but let’s look at the structures of the mind – the conscious part of the mind and the unconscious part of the mind. The conscious mind being what we are consciously aware of at any point in time in the present moment. The conscious mind is where we do all the analysing an evaluating. It is where we make all the day-to-day decisions.

 

The unconscious mind is where everything else is stored, everything we have ever seen, heard, felt, smelt or experienced… good and bad… much of which, we may no longer be even consciously aware of. Your unconscious mind is also responsible for all of the body’s automatic functions. It makes your eyes blink, your heart beat, makes you breath faster or slower when you need to.  It digests your food and controls your hormones.

 

What I am saying, metaphorically speaking is to look at your unconscious mind as your automatic pilot. Your unconscious mind runs your life for you.

 

Every event and experience you have ever witnessed is all stored in the subconscious mind. All learning, all behaviour, all change is in fact programmed into your unconscious mind. And you have been programming things you learn, beliefs, values, morals, habits (good and bad) and all sorts of other things into your unconscious mind since the day you were born. These habits and beliefs then create neurological patterns.

 

When we learn things, we store them in the unconscious mind and they become automatic.  You see, everything you do automatically, without thinking, is an unconscious habit. Even you’re breathing… it just happens for you.

 

If you run and your body needs more oxygen pumped to the cells in your muscles, you don’t need to think about it, you automatically breathe faster and heavier and your heart rate increases to pump that extra oxygen around your body quickly to get it to where it is needed. Your unconscious mind takes care of all of the body’s autonomic functions for you.

 

When you need to think about something to do it – it is a conscious process. For example when you first learnt to read, you really had to think about every letter – every sound – and just take in small pieces of information at a time – because that is all the conscious mind can handle.

 

When you learnt to drive a car – it was think, think, think … gears … blinkers … brake … check mirrors ….  And so on. It was difficult concentrating on so many things at once. That’s because the tiny conscious part of the mind gets overloaded very easily.

 

So what happens is that when we practice something over and over again, the conscious mind downloads that information to the powerful unconscious mind which then handles all those sorts of things and they become automatic – an easy habitual behaviour.

 

So you learn something, you practice it, you relegate it to the unconscious mind, the unconscious takes over that function for you – and then you get access to it on automatic pilot. So you see, when you no longer need to think about something … when you do it automatically, it is unconscious.

 

It has been programmed into the unconscious mind which then takes it on board as an automatic behaviour or habit.  Now some of these habits and learning are useful – like driving a car or reading and writing.  But some habits and learning are not useful – such as smoking or overeating … or phobias or panic attacks.

 

Whatever we program into the unconscious mind will become an automatic function that is no longer under our conscious control.

 

You may have tried previously to change unhealthy habits or unwanted programmed responses with conscious willpower but how hard is that?  You see, the reality is we come hardwired to actually protect those old habits because it’s the job of the unconscious mind hold onto them.

 

It doesn’t forget or let go of them. It holds onto them to protect us and keep us alive. You don’t unlearn something that you have programmed in. And remember… the unconscious mind does not analyse whether it is a good or bad habit or response or program… it simply accepts what you have programmed into it, runs that program and holds onto to it to protect us.

 

Take for instance; driving a car, you wouldn’t all of a sudden forget what you have to do. The unconscious mind holds onto everything so we don’t have to relearn them all over again… it is our survival mechanism. The unconscious mind protects the body by protecting the habits and learning that you have formed and programmed into the subconscious mind.

 

That’s right!  The unconscious mind never forgets. That’s why when you consciously try to break a bad habit, the unconscious mind holds onto it… to protect you… and it feels like there’s a battle going on inside. This is because that is exactly what is happening. There is an inner conflict between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

 

So whenever you try to stop smoking or lose weight, or break any of those unwanted habits or responses, the conscious mind may be trying to release it – but the unconscious mind hold on to it because it thinks it is protecting you..

 

So it naturally follows that when you want to make changes to these programmed patterns and behaviours the changes must be made at an unconscious level… and this is what is achieved through hypnotherapy.  Hypnotherapy, simply stated, bypasses the conscious mind and speaks directly to and reprograms the unconscious mind.

 

By using hypnotherapy we can bypass all that difficult practice/relearning stage… the hard way… and then changing unwanted habits and behaviours becomes easy… an automatic process.

 

It is a method of controlling or breaking a habit in a quick, easy and effortless way and regaining control of our lives.  And when hypnotherapy is done correctly, that’s exactly what happens.

 

So where do habits come from?  Let’s look at smoking. Many people tried smoking in their younger days because it was ‘cool’ or for some other ‘feel good’ reason. They did it consciously and battled through the coughing and spluttering – the awful taste – and then they kept repeating this behaviour until the unconscious mind said okay… I’ve got it… I’ll make this an automatic habit for you.

 

And the unconscious mind programmed it in as a ‘feel good’ habit because at the time, that’s what it was… it was “cool” or you felt part of a group, or you believed it relaxed you. And from that moment onwards you became a smoker.

 

Now you can tell yourself consciously “I will not smoke, I will not smoke, I will not smoke” but you find yourself desperately wanting to reach out for a cigarette because the conscious mind is the thinking part of the mind but the unconscious mind is the feeling emotional part of the mind… and it runs the show.

 

The unconscious mind is much larger, much stronger and far more powerful… it’s your survival mechanism. And your feelings (emotions) will always over-ride your conscious thoughts unless you elicit tremendous will-power.

 

Therefore, it is a simple fact that when you try making changes consciously, it is difficult because the unconscious mind holds the power and it will keep running the programmed behaviour – in this case, smoking because it is programmed in as a “feel good” habit.

 

The reason hypnotherapy is so powerful in changing unconscious habits and behaviours, is because you do not have to consciously try over and over again to think a certain way or to behave a certain way. Hypnotherapy speaks directly to the unconscious mind so the change is instantaneous – automatic. It makes it easy and effortless… and it makes it permanent.

 

So now that we know that hypnotherapy is a totally normal and natural everyday occurring state where you’re totally safe and in totally in control, the question is, does hypnotherapy really work? The answer is a definite yes.

 

So as you can now see, during a therapeutic hypnotherapy session, you and the hypnotherapist are working together toward the same positive outcome. This is the reason we tailor our programs so carefully for each individual and the reason we maintain such a high level of success.

 

What makes our practice so unique is the advanced processes and innovative techniques we use to address the individual requirements of each client. We conduct a free first session to talk about your particular challenge and see if we are indeed able to help and, if not, we will gladly refer you to the appropriate professional.

 

Many studies, conducted over long periods of time, have proven the success of hypnotherapy and, modern technology is now actually scientifically able to monitor its effectiveness. So it certainly works and not only that, we have, over time, actually improved it. Our advanced hypnotherapy techniques are achieving phenomenal success in many different areas… and normally in just one session.

 

Are You Under Constant Stress?

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Did you know that being under constant stress (family, relationships, workplace, and environment) can lead to emotional blockages within the body? These emotional stresses store themselves in the body in what are commonly called emotional blockages.

These emotional stresses show up in the body as chronic pain (normally lower back pain), excess weight (reason which store in the body as fat, chronic pain (in particular lower back pain) and, when years of stress blockages build up, disease (dis-ease) in the body.

Some of the signs of stress build-up in the body include:

  1. Lack of worthiness, self esteem and confidence
  2. Tension in neck and shoulder areas
  3. Lower back pain
  4. Weight gain (just cannot lose even when exercising and dieting)
  5. Weight loss (usually combined with low energy levels)
  6. Feeling overwhelmed
  7. Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  8. Get frequent headaches (migraine headaches)
  9. Feeling angry and irritable all the time
  10. Hormonal imbalances including fluid retention (mood swings)
  11. Worsening pre-menstrual tension symptoms
  12. Feeling cold all the time
  13. Mentally foggy
  14. Feeling fatigued even though getting plenty of sleep
  15. Low sex drive
  16. Feeling bloated or sickly
  17. Worrying all the time, sometimes for no reason.

The good news is these types of high emotional stress levels in the body can be released through a holistic approach incorporating specialized hypnotherapy (using a mix of traditional hypnotherapy, NLP, time line therapy visualization, and body wisdom techniques), mind-body coaching, and specialist massage techniques like Quantum massage.

Incorporating these holistic methods will in most cases eliminate all the emotional stress blockages from your body leading to elimination of the above mentioned aliments and lead to a happy disposition, increased positive outlook and more balanced life.

If you, or someone you know, are suffering from any of the symptoms listed above, please contact us through the Facebook messaging system. We offer a free 1st consultation to ascertain whether we can help with your particular condition. If not we will refer you to someone who can… you don’t have to live with it.

Lose the Stress-Release the Weight-Eliminate the Pain

Did you know that much of the excess weight… and many painful aliments…  we carry in our bodies are caused by repressed emotional stress? We are subjected to a barrage of emotional stresses in our lives… relationship stress, family stress, workplace stress and environmental stresses.

These emotionally stresses are repressed because they are not aligned with our self-image, and our unconscious (subconscious) mind considers these emotions as terrible and dangerous and, to protect us, represses them. This in turn, creates new neural pathways in our brain and begins a process that produces weight gain (or loss), pain and other ailments and syptoms within our bodies.

This explains why diets and exercise… while and important part of a healthy lifestyle… many times just does not work. This is because they are focusing on the symptom… not the source. The same can be said of pain in the body.

Many treatments and medications focus on the area of the pain (the symptom) but the actual underlying source is somewhere else within the body… and in most cases is tied to repressed emotions trapped within the body.

Hypnotherapy is one of the most powerful ways to tackle repressed emotions and thousands of people have had miraculous results from just one session of Hypnotherapy, shedding weight and removing pain that they have been suffering from for years.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with the stresses in your life… talk to me… Hypnotherapy may well be the answer you have been looking for…

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Kick Start Breakfast Herbs

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Ingredients:

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

Its main use has been to boost the body’s immune system and appears to work by stimulating the immune system. It is also considered useful to enhance the capabilities of the liver and cardiovascular systems.

 

It has antioxidant effects that inhibit free radical production. In the body, free radicals’ damage cells and are linked to many health problems associated with aging. It will also help you to deal with fatigue and is helpful if you have been experiencing on-going stress.

 

Astragalus is usually taken in combination with other herbal supplements. When used appropriately, astragalus appears to be very safe and to have few side effects.

 

Brahmi

Brahmi is used to help reduce stress and anxiety, as a memory enhancer, for boosting cognitive performance, and a possible therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. It appears to improve the speed of visual information processing, learning rate and memory consolidation.

 

Brahmi is well tolerated with no major side-effects observed in human trials.

 

Siberian Ginseng

The benefits of Siberian Ginseng for stress and energy are renowned. It is a powerful “adaptogenic” herb used to help the body’s reaction to stress. Siberian Ginseng can be used to increase a sense of wellbeing and stamina, and improves both mental and physical performance.

 

Siberian Ginseng can be used to help with erectile dysfunction, hepatitis C, and symptoms relating to menopause, and can also be used for lowering blood glucose levels and controlling blood pressure. Ginseng has been shown to reduce the levels of stress in both men and women. Those that take ginseng regularly are able to withstand higher amounts of physical and emotional stress.

 

People who experience mild to moderate fatigue due to illness, insufficient sleep or emotional problems may benefit from Siberian Ginseng. Siberian Ginseng can be used to improve the health of people recovering from illness.

 

Siberian Ginseng is usually a very well-tolerated herb when it is taken by mouth. Be aware that ginseng can cause allergic reactions. Because ginseng has an estrogenic-like effect, pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take it.

 

Withania (aka Ashwagandha)

Ashwagandha, an exotic Indian herb, has remarkable stress-relieving properties comparable to those of powerful drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition to its excellent protective effects on the nervous system, Ashwagandha may be a promising alternative treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases.

 

When taking this herb, people are finding they sleep better, feel less irritable and it takes more to get them upset.

 

Ashwagandha is also a powerful energy booster and people are finding it can increase sexual desire and energy and, they feel like doing more in general. People say things like they feel more motivated and have been getting more things done.

 

Licorice root

Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds. It seems to prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones such as cortisol (the body’s primary stress-fighting adrenal hormone), making these hormones more available to the body.

 

Licorice root is useful for several conditions including asthma, athlete’s foot, baldness, body odour, bursitis, canker sores, chronic exhaustion, melancholy, and treating yeast infections. Two controlled studies suggest that regular use of Licorice root in a combination product also containing antacids can heal ulcers as effectively as drugs in the Zantac family.

 

The phytoestrogenic and anti-oxidant action of licorice root is thought to be useful for hormonal problems including exhaustion, mood swings, and hot flashes in women who are going through menopause. This herb has anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, and a moderate estrogenic action which might assist with PMS symptoms including breast tenderness, menstrual cramps, nausea and bloating, not to mention mood swings.

 

Use of whole licorice has not been associated with significant adverse effects in the short term. For long-term consumption, about 0.3 g of licorice root daily should be safe for most adults.

 

Slippery Elm

Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhoea, and stomach problems.

 

Slippery Elm has a soothing action on all mucous membranes, including those of the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tract and also soothes the skin on contact. It also has astringent effects, tightening the surfaces on which it contacts, providing an effective barrier to bacterial infection and alleviating diarrhoea. Slippery elm is also rich in nutrients and can be used as a gruel for infants, invalids and patients with intestinal inflammation.

 

Slippery elm also contains various nutrients, such as beta-sitosterol, campestrol, tannin, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and vitamin C.

 

Milk Thistle

Our bodies are subjected to a barrage of environmental toxins, mostly absorbed through our skin and respiratory system but also through the foods we choose to eat. The liver is our primary organ of detoxification to help remove these toxins that can damage other organ systems, including the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and skin.

 

Milk Thistle is an herb that detoxifies and protects vital liver functions by binding to the outside of cells and blocking the entrance of toxins. Furthermore, toxins that are already in our liver cells are neutralized by silymarin. Milk Thistle can also help protect against dangerous chemicals, such as carbon tetrachloride, alcohol, acetaminophen, and some commonly prescribed medications.

 

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Please Note: This research is provided for informational purposes only. None of the foregoing is a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.