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Link Between Heart Disease, Cancer and Nuts

Medical researchers around the globe have known for a long time that the benefits of eating nuts are numerous: nuts have been shown to improve blood cholesterol, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, improve circulation and stabilize blood glucose levels.

But did you know that eating nuts can also lower your cancer, heart disease and even diabetes risks?

In a nutrition trial conducted by PREDIMED, people who ate nuts (particularly walnuts and almonds) at least three times a week reduced their risk of death by heart disease by 55%

Almonds and Walnuts are so beneficial!

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and their risk of death by cancer by 40%—incredible numbers for just a few handfuls of nuts a week.

So how can a little old nut be such a powerful weapon against deadly medical conditions like cancer and heart disease?

According to the PREDIMED study, nuts are particularly protective because they are rich in fats and vitamins associated with a wide array of health benefits: polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phenolic acids and other phytochemicals (plant chemicals). All of these properties have been shown to keep the heart healthy and the body cancer-free.

So which nuts are the best nuts?

The PERIMED researchers conclude that walnuts are most effective when it comes to combating cancer and heart disease. This is because walnuts are high in alpha-linolenic acid—an especially potent phytochemical. Also, since the skin of nuts typically have the highest concentration of phytochemicals, and walnuts are typically eaten with their skin, eating walnuts leads to a higher consumption of phytochemicals.

So how does eating more nuts relate to quitting smoking?

If you are a smoker, or have recently quit, then you know that both your heart disease and cancer risks are high. Nuts, then, can assist you on your path back to health!

Quitting smoking is, of course, the best way to cut your cancer and heart disease risks, but eating nuts will help you with those risks even more. So make like a squirrel—and eat more nuts!

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3 Reasons to Quit Smoking and Avoid Getting Cancer

Many of us are asking, how do we get cancer? There are a range of cancers and research being carried out around the world by scientists looking at causes and endeavoring to find cures. It is recognized that smoking is a major contributor to cancer, so that alone is a good reason to quit smoking.

Why Does Smoking Cause Cancer?

First we have to understand what is in a cigarette and the fact that people who do get cancer are normal human beings like everyone else. Anyone can get cancer, but smokers are definitely more prone to cancer. Smoking causes deadly diseases in the body including those related to skin, respiratory, throat, gastrointestinal and lungs. A cigarette contains more than four thousand harmful chemicals that include carcinogens or cancer-causing chemicals. These chemicals play a big role in contributing to cancer.

Imagine what a smoker does to their lungs, heart and other organs by smoking. Chemicals are added to a cigarette to make the smoker believe that it is good for them, in the sense that they think it calms them down or lifts them up. This is all an illusion performed by the chemicals. In actual fact there is no addiction there, the ‘need’ to smoke a cigarette is purely an immensely strong habit. Therefore it is not surprising that the most common disease that occurs when one smokes, is cancer.

Quit Smoking to Avoid Skin Cancer

There are many different types of cancer that are caused in different ways and effect different areas of the body. Skin cancer is an example. A recent medical research conducted in Europe says that smokers are 80% more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer than non smokers. The research report also reveals that the number of cigarettes that are smoked on a daily basis is directly related to the risk for skin cancer. Smoking damages skin as it reduces the amount of oxygen flowing into the blood stream. Toxic chemicals in cigarettes also damage skin cells that develop cancer. Another not so serious side effect, except for the self conscious, is really dry and ageing skin.

Lung Cancer – Can it be Avoided?

Lung cancer is another cancer that is largely caused by smoking. Studies and observations prove that the root cause of lung cancer is smoking. Smoking plays a fundamental role in harming the respiratory system of the human body. The carcinogens cause cell damage of all the key organs of the body, leaving them damaged. The risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time a smoker exposes their lungs to harmful oxidants. The number of cigarettes a person smokes per day also plays a big role, therefore the more a smoker smokes, the higher the risk of lung cancer.

Quit Smoking to Avoid Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer is the last type that I will touch on. This cancer is also very common and is more prevalent in smokers than non smokers. Deadly chemicals in cigarettes produce ulcers in the intestinal walls; these further develop into gastrointestinal cancer.

Medical science proves that smoking weakens the immune system of a smoker’s body, leaving it more vulnerable to all cancers and other fatal diseases including emphysema.

The question of how we get cancer is complex, as there are so many types and causes of cancer. With increased research there is more being discovered every day.  So the question of the relationship between smoking and cancer is fairly indicative.

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Quit Smoking Hypnosis and What to Expect After the Session

When it comes to quit smoking hypnosis, most smokers want to know: What will I feel like when the session is over.

Will I Still Have Cravings?

The answer is that there are no cravings with Quit Smoking Hypnosis. For most people, hypnosis will have the” I-was-never-a-smoker” effect. They don’t think about cigarettes and will go about their daily lives as if cigarettes do not exist. There are no cravings or withdrawals especially if they have followed directions prior to their session (see below).

Some people will have the occasional fleeting thought about cigarettes, but it will disappear as quickly as it came. The rest of the time they will feel great and have no cravings.

Some people have the potential to fall back into old associations, meaning that the things they used to associate smoking with—drinking coffee, socializing, stress etc.—may cause them to have thoughts about smoking on occasion. This is easily handled as long as the person remembers to just say no to those thoughts, drink water, breathe deeply and do something they enjoy as those thoughts will pass.

What Happens if I Start Smoking Again?

On very rare occasions, a person may struggle with smoking cravings and thoughts after their session—but this is usually because they didn’t really want to quit smoking in the first place.  The key to a successful quit smoking hypnosis session is truly wanting to be there and truly wanting to quit smoking. So people who are forced or cajoled into a quit smoking session with hypnosis—often by caring friends and loving family—tend not to have the best results until THEY make the decision to quit on their own. It was mentioned that it is extremely rare for this to happen as the therapist likes to talk to the person before their session to ensure there is a real WANT to stop smoking.

Following Directions

Another reason why people may struggle after their session is lack of preparation.  Information is sent out including the following:-

  • A two track audio – either on CD or online
  • A number of forms
    • Confidential Information
    • Reasons and  Benefits to becoming a non smoker
    • Triggers or any time they smoke
    • Ideas to Replace Cigarettes
    • Pre Session Action Plan
  • Confirmation Letter with instructions and the address. On this letter clients are asked to bring water and fruit and this is explained to them during their session.

So it is important the forms are filled in by them and not a member of the family. It is important to listen to the audio with the two tracks.

So if this isn’t completed then it is an indication people are not committed to the process.  They have to be responsible for their own lives because the hypnosis works however the clients has to also work with it.

What Guarantee do I Have?

Quit smoking hypnosis is so successful that Life Coach to Quit Smoking offers a Lifetime Guarantee to people so if they ever fall back into their old habit of smoking then they can come back for a free follow up session.

Note:  The reality is that when people really want to stop smoking they are non smokers at the end of their session.  It is only if they start smoking again that they need to come back.

The key to quit smoking hypnosis success, however, is truly wanting to quit smoking—truly wanting to make a change. Hypnosis is all about the power of the mind. If the person’s mind isn’t in the right place—that is, if their mind doesn’t agree with the idea of quitting smoking—then it will be difficult for them.

Remember: Change is something that has to come from within; change has to be something they truly want.  So if they really want to quit smoking, then quit smoking hypnosis will work for everyone. Some people say that for them, it was like magic. However it is the power of the subconscious mind and the WANT.

Are you ready to quit smoking and are ready to Book Your Appointment? Then go right ahead and once you have made that commitment you will already commence feeling the joy of making the decision.

Is it Difficult to Quit Smoking?

This habit was commonly commenced during teenage years – a bit of fun or peer pressure. However after a short or even a long while people really want to quit, especially in today’s society where it is such an anti-social behavior.

How difficult is it to quit smoking?

For the average smoker the answer will most probably be – nearly impossible!  Giving up smoking is not easy and it is made more difficult when we are lead to believe that smoking is an addiction.  Of course we all have our own ideas and beliefs around addictions.

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction controls them and they may reach a point at which it is harmful or even dangerous.

What is an addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will causes problems. Yet a number of effective treatments are available and people can recover from addiction and lead normal, productive lives

People with a substance use disorder have distorted thinking, behavior and body functions. Changes in the brain’s wiring are what cause people to have intense cravings for the drug and make it hard to stop using the drug. Brain imaging studies show changes in the areas of the brain that relate to judgment, decision making, learning, memory and behavior control. (Psychiatry.org)

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, whether they are consuming something or a doing a particular behavior.  People use drugs or alcohol to escape, relax, or to reward themselves.

Most Common Form of Addiction

Drugs are the most common form of addiction followed closely, according to the authorities, smoking!  However research is showing, that smoking is also a very powerful habit.  This is made more convincing when we understand how successful hypnosis is in assisting people to stop smoking.

Many people have never heard of using hypnosis to stop smoking.  So when they realise there are other options such as hypnosis to quit smoking, they are delighted.  They are even more delighted at the end of their quit smoking session to find they are non smokers.

So watch the video and if it is time for you to stop smoking then go ahead and Make your Booking.

Six Tips to Quit Smoking

Despite how aware we are of the health hazards associated with smoking, millions of people across the globe still light up each day. That does not mean, however, that millions of people want to keep smoking. There are many who do want to quit.

Hypnotherapist offers tips to support you to quit smoking:

Admit that smoking is also a habit

Smoking is often quoted as being an addiction. However it is also a really powerful habit. Have you ever found you have a cigarette in your hand and thought, “That’s odd, I really didn’t want this one!” So the question is often asked, how many cigarettes a day do you really enjoy?

Plan, plan, plan

Make a quit smoking plan. This may include setting goals and deadlines or enlisting the help of a hypnotherapist, find a way to approach smoking cessation with structure and support.

Make a full commitment

Quitting smoking requires a full commitment especially because breaking down old habits and building up new ones requires that you really focus all of your energy-no slacking!

Find a source of motivation

What is it that motivates you to quit smoking? Your life-health, your family, work, finances? Whatever the reason or reasons, know it as it will help you keep your eye on the prize.

Find a quit smoking buddy

It is always easier to hold ourselves accountable when we are accountable to someone beyond ourselves. Find someone who will support you or find someone you can share the smoking cessation process.

Cigarettes contain sugar and lots of it

So once you become a non smoker, you need to replace this sugar for approximately 4-5 days and then slowly wean yourself back to what you normally eat in a day.  This is one of the reasons why people put on weight when they stop smoking.  Their blood sugar drops and they eat, and frequently it is the wrong food, rewarding themselves for being non smokers!

The other more upsetting side effect of this is getting grumpy.  On her third day after her session, Paula phoned to say she didn’t feel or even want a cigarette, but was getting grumpy! Paula was asked how she was going with the fruit. Apparently Paula had eaten lots the first day but stopped.  So Paula went back to eating some fruit and when followed up a week later said it was the sugar and she was fine.

Quitting smoking is an important step to finding a healthy balance in life and living out your days to the fullest. It can be difficult or it can be easy.  If you are thinking about giving up cigarettes then take the easy road.  Maureen Hamilton has assisted over a thousand people to quit smoking and even offers a Lifetime Guarantee.  Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684. Alternatively you can also book online