How to Heal an Addiction

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Eutaptics© and addiction

Those lucky people among us who don’t battle with any kind of addiction struggle to understand why certain behaviours are so hard to give up. Why would anyone want to pump their lungs full of smoke, especially when they know they’re undermining their health?

Why would anyone want to stick a needle in their arm without a local anesthetic?

I used to be a smoker, so I can certainly relate to nicotine addiction. I would walk to the shop in the rain to spend my last $$s on a packet of smokes when I was younger. It was not a logical choice; it was a compulsion.

So why do people become addicts?

It could be alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling or even food. Addiction is usually an avoidance behavior (displacement). We use the addiction to get rid of unpleasant feelings. As an example, we drink alcohol to release stress. Does it work? Yes. Is it a good stress reduction technique? Not in the long term.

Unfortunately addiction is tough to overcome. Even though it seems counter-intuitive, our subconscious mind reinforces the addictive behaviour, urging us to continue the habit even though it’s probably going to kill us. The subconscious mind perceives change as dangerous and this is why habits are so hard to reverse.

The best way to fight addiction therefore is to find a pathway into the subconscious and suggest to it that we are safe to let this addiction go. One effective way of doing this is called Eutaptics© (also known as Faster EFT). Eutaptics© directly addresses the subconscious mind and gently removes the fear of the unknown or, “Who will I be without this addiction?” Continue reading “How to Heal an Addiction”

Eutaptics – Miracle Cure or Snake Oil?

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I remember, many years ago, an elderly friend sighing over his dozen or more prescription drugs that he had to swallow daily and saying, “I wish they could just invent one pill that could cure everything. My life would be so much easier!”

Sadly my friend has now passed, but I’m sure he’d have been very impressed with Eutaptics©. Eutaptics is not a pill and we can’t swallow it with a glass of water. Eutaptics does take a little bit of work, but the results can be spectacular. It also costs nothing to use

So what is Eutaptics?

Eutaptics, also called FasterEFT© is a blend of healing modalities. It was created by Robert G. Smith after many years of testing and research, trial and error. Eutaptics combines the best features of three healing modalities; meridian tapping, neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnosis. It has been scientifically proven to cure many physical and mental disorders. Some patients have had their conditions for decades, but have been cured in a matter of days, sometimes hours.

Eutaptics works on the premise that the mind and body are not separate but operate as a whole. It’s been scientifically proven that the majority of disease is caused by stress and negative emotions in the subconscious mind. Heal the mind, heal the body. Eutaptics gives us a pathway into the subconscious so we can do just that.

Sceptical? Well so was I!

The best way to see if something works is to try it yourself. I had suffered with chronic back pain for nearly ten years. I was told it was caused by a prolapsed disc, and so I hopped on the merry-go-round of physiotherapy/chiropractic/yoga/medication. When none of them worked particularly well, I had two choices. Live the rest of my life with this complaint, while having to increase my medication as tolerance started to set in or go into research mode and find a way to get rid of it once and for all. Continue reading “Eutaptics – Miracle Cure or Snake Oil?”

How to Prevent the Physical Effects of Stress

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Most people are now aware of the dangers of stress, in fact around 90 % of diseases are emotionally based. Even traditional medical online presences like WebMD acknowledge the physical effects of stress and how stress can cause disease in the body. Traditional medicine has finally arrived at the conclusion that natural medicine has always known; the mind and body are not separate entities but are inextricably combined. If our minds are troubled (un-ease), it will inevitably translate to our bodies (dis-ease), whether it’s chronic pain, frequent colds and flu or cancer.

“Pain is a symptom of the screaming mind.” – Robert G. Smith

Getting ourselves out of stress isn’t hard, when you know how. Continue reading “How to Prevent the Physical Effects of Stress”

Exercise for Weight Loss – Useful or Not?

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You may have heard that exercise, while essential for good health, doesn’t do a great deal for weight loss. While it’s true that what you eat has more of a dramatic effect on your weight than calories burned through exercise, there’s another way of looking at this.

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, ”Eat an apple, swim halfway to London.” While this is obviously an exaggeration, it’s partly true in that exercise while you’re actually performing it, doesn’t burn enough calories to counteract a diet high in sugar and fat. But there is a hidden benefit that we’ll discuss below.

The true benefits of exercise for weight loss are twofold:

1 – While you burn calories during exercise, especially vigorous exercise, you also continue to burn them for a while after you stop exercising. This is called “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” or EPOC. This is the body’s metabolism taking time to return to its resting state.

2 – Exercise builds lean muscle which in itself, can help you lose weight every day just simply by being there. Having more muscle in your body means you burn calories without doing anything extra.

“The more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate, which means you will burn more calories automatically, throughout the day.” – (Rick Kaselj – Registered Kinesiologist and pain, injury, health and fitness specialist.)

So there’s a lot of benefits to be gained by exercising during weight loss. The type of exercise you do can make a lot of difference as well, especially if time is a factor, and when isn’t it these days? Continue reading “Exercise for Weight Loss – Useful or Not?”

How to Treat Depression – Prozac vs Exercise

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We all feel depressed from time to time when life is being unkind. This is quite normal and usually doesn’t last once the situation has resolved. But what if you’ve been diagnosed with  clinical depression? Should you take a pill, such as Prozac? Or should you try a different approach?

So what is clinical depression?

Let’s start with what it’s not. Depression is not a biochemical imbalance. It’s not something that can be tested for and it doesn’t show up on any scan.  The idea that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain which enhances mood, is now being challenged. Research done in 2009, shows that low levels of serotonin is more an effect of depression rather the cause.

So where does this leave popular anti-depression drugs such as Prozac? Continue reading “How to Treat Depression – Prozac vs Exercise”

Forward Head Posture – What is it?

Forward head posture, also know as turtle neck or texting head is a condition where the head is protruded forward, rather than sitting nicely on top of the trunk. This can cause pain in the upper back and neck areas and even the lower back. This is due to strain on the spine caused by the head being extended far from the body making it ‘heavier’.

Normally weighing in at between 10 or 12 pounds when nicely balanced on the neck, the head becomes a heavier burden, the more it protrudes from the trunk. In extreme forward head posture cases, the head can ‘weigh’ over forty pounds; that’s almost four times its normal weight. The stress this places on the neck and spine is enough to cause chronic pain, disk damage and, if not corrected soon enough, upper crossed syndrome, otherwise known as anterior posture syndrome, which can be hard to reverse. This is due to a shift in the body’s centre of gravity

So what causes this anomaly? Continue reading “Forward Head Posture – What is it?”

Toxins and Skin Problems

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Do you know what the largest organ in your body is? The answer may surprise you; it’s your skin! And being an organ, skin helps to rid the body of toxins. The more poisonous material your body needs to get rid of, the more load there is on other systems, such as the liver, kidneys, bowel and the lymphatic system. So the body will call on the skin to help do the job.

The result? Dull lifeless looking skin ☹ If you experience skin conditions like acne, rashes or dry and itchy skin, this could mean your body is under a toxic burden. Continue reading “Toxins and Skin Problems”

The Real Dangers of Canola Oil

Nothing frustrates me more than reading an article, or watching a video, that extols the virtues of cooking with Canola oil. Why? Because it’s the worst oil that humans can consume, as far as our health is concerned. In fact it was never meant for human consumption.

People think it’s healthy because it comes from a plant. Well so does Poison Ivy. Yes it’s low in saturated fat, which means absolutely nothing. That is very last century thinking, and reminds me of those dreadful margarine ads!

Here’s how Canola oil is manufactured

Canola oil is a product of the Rapeseed plant. Once the rapeseed is collected, magnets are used to remove any metal pieces that may have been collected along with the seed.

After that, the seeds are washed for around 1 hour with hexane. Hexane is a constituent of gasoline. It’s widely used as a cheap solvent in the formulation of glues for shoes and leather products, and as a de-greaser. Continue reading “The Real Dangers of Canola Oil”

5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Skin-Care

I love to browse the cosmetic sections in department stores. Just for a few moments I allow myself to be seduced by the promises of everlasting youth and firm dewy skin the products promote. I know for a fact that not one of them, not even the ones that sell for over $100.00 are going to make an ounce of difference to my skin long term.

Yes, they will look very pretty on my bathroom shelf! But if younger, healthy skin is my aim, I’d do better to head to the health food store. Here’s 5 reasons why…

Most commercially produced products are based on mineral oil; a by-product of petroleum. Mineral oil, also called paraffin oil, is a fairly harmless substance in itself. However it has a molecular structure that is too large to penetrate the pores of the skin. So it might prevent skin from drying out, as it blocks the escape of moisture, but that’s all it will ever do.

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10 Tips for Healthy Aging

The number of birthdays you’ve enjoyed, doesn’t have to mean feeling older. Here are are 10 tips that will keep you feeling younger, and put a spring in your step!

1. Eating well is almost as important as breathing! The saying, “You are what you eat,” is literally true. The right diet will keep your body healthy. Lean protein, lots of vegetables and whole grains are the building blocks of a good diet. Drink at least five glasses of water a day too. It helps flush out toxins from the body.

2. Exercise daily. This doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym. Simple walking is fine to start with, especially if you haven’t exercised in a while. Exercising activates the lymphatic system which moves toxins out of the body.

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