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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!

Do you think nuts can really cut your heart disease and cancer risks by almost half? Are you interested in learning more about the health benefits of nuts (and healthy eating in general)? We’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions, so don’t forget to like us on Facebook/LifeCoachToLoseToQuitSmoking. And if you want to give us a shout-out, let the world know via Twitter/YourLifePower!

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.

4 Tips to Becoming a Successful Non Smoker

Becoming a non smoker can be a challenge – but it doesn’t need to be.  There is so much information available these days to help people to give up smoking, safely and without discomfort. Here are 4 rally important ways in which you can help yourself achieve your goal.

1. Sugar in Cigarettes – Really?

Have a good supply of fruit and be prepared as cigarettes do contain sugar.  So when people stop smoking, being aware of this will throw some light on why they become grumpy and irritable. So if you are quitting cigarettes always have some fruit with you or something sweet. If you find you are angry or cross take some deep breaths, have something sweet to eat or drink.

2. Deep Breathing

As a smoker people take deep breaths with each puff from a cigarette.  Once they stop smoking this type of breathing stops.  So it is important to continue taking deep breaths. Deep breathing allows your mind to focus on the breathing rather than being annoyed about something. So try using the 4, 7, 8 method of breathing. That is count to four as you are breathing in; hold it for the count of 7; and then slowly breathe out for the count of 8. Another good time to use this form of breathing is when you are trying to go to sleep. There are times when no matter how hard you try, sleep just seems to elude you.

This breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. This exercise is subtle when you first try it, but gains in power with repetition and practice. Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass.

3. Water is Extremely Important

Be prepared and have plenty of water on hand when quitting. Your body has a blueprint of where it should be. So once it registers you have quit smoking, it tries to get rid of all the toxins and poisons out of your body as quickly as it can. This is going to impact on your kidneys which can create discomfort and even pain. So you need to flush those toxins and poisons out of your system as quickly as you can by drinking lots of water.

4. Nicotine depresses emotions

Experiencing sadness within the first few days of quitting is not unusual. Some even feel so sad they cannot stop crying. So why does this happen to some people and not others? People who have experienced trauma or difficult challenges in their lives are more likely to experience this. Smoking and other habits such as alcohol are often used as a prop to help them cope with life. If you can relate to this then it is possibly a good idea to address these before giving up the smoking.  Look at the options you have available to address these including The Richards Trauma Process.

The Richards Trauma Process™

Before giving up smoking review your situation and decide if this is a good time for you to quit smoking. It is often a good idea to deal with those events or negative experiences in your life that have been holding you back before progressing. Being ready to quit smoking means you are prepared mentally and emotionally.

The Richards Trauma Process™ provides a very powerful way of addressing major trauma, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. It resolves these issues quickly, effectively and very safely.

The Richards Trauma Process™ could be described as Hypnosis on steroids. It is fast – normally 3 sessions. It is efficient, producing consistent positive results. It is long lasting with clients reporting wellness 12 months on. It is applicable for any trauma based issue, including Extreme Trauma, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety.

Is your life being ruled by the on-going impacts and pain of past trauma? Are depression, phobias, panic attacks and anxiety controlling your days and ruling your nights? Perhaps you have sunk into ‘survival mode’ rather than living a full, rich life which may seem impossible at the moment. Are you at a point in your life where you have given up on even allowing yourself to dream of being free from this ‘condition’?

Perhaps it is time to address those issues so you can move on with your life with confidence, not allowing those negatives emotions control who you are.  A few people will stop smoking however after a short while will start again. They may become stressed or upset and then resort to cigarettes to “get them through”.  However when asked if the cigarette helped them, their response is always that it didn’t. Sometimes it may feel as though it is helping for a few minutes however that is the power of the unconscious mind reawakening the smoking habit.

So if you are seeking help and would like to stop smoking then make contact with Maureen Hamilton who has had years of experience in not only helping people to stop smoking also resolve those negatives issues.

WANT to Quit Smoking

Conflict in Relationships

Quitting can be a challenge however when it comes to a couple it can be even more challenging. There may be a greater WANT for one and not so great for another. Even after they have quit, one may put pressure on the other, either good or not so good.

Can people be forced to Quit Smoking?

Conflict in Relationships

Do you have a partner who smokes?

Alexis decided he wanted to quit smoking as his partner had such great success when she stopped smoking after her quit session. However after several months she had started again. So I asked him if he felt she really did want to quit. His reply was “Definitely as I was going to kick her out if she didn’t stop smoking.” When asked why she should stop smoking when he was still smoking. He said because her family had a history of lung cancer and emphysema and he wanted her to live a long life with him and the kids.

Note: Sometimes there can be a history of these illnesses due to smoking however that doesn’t mean it won’t affect people who don’t have a similar history. Some people feel they are invincible and this could never happen to them. Sadly this isn’t the truth as very young people are now dying from smoking related illnesses.

Why is it important to have the Want?

Why am I bringing this up here? Well it is really important that you want to quit and not be doing it for someone else. Hypnosis is not a magic bullet that changes a mind that doesn’t want to be changed. Hypnosis is possibly the most successful method for quitting cigarettes. People cannot be made to do something that goes against their will. That is why during hypnosis a person can stop the hypnosis at any time as they are in complete and full control of their senses.

How did it end?

So the good news is that Alexis was a non smoker at the end of his session. He also received a good pep talk that it has to be his partners choice if she wants to stop smoking, not his. I also suggested that when she is ready she will be very welcome to return for a follow up session. One of the many benefits people get from coming to Life Coach to Quit Smoking is that they have that Lifetime Guarantee.  So if they ever start smoking again then they can come back for their free session.

Is Smoking a Crutch for you?

It wasn’t so long ago that people looked on smoking as a socially acceptable behaviour.  Of course these days smokers or often looked down upon and made to feel uncomfortable because they smoke.

People use Smoking as a Crutch

It is becoming more prevalent for people wanting to quit smoking to have emotional issues where the cigarette has been used as a crutch.  So removing that crutch reduces the long term success for the person quitting, no matter what method has been used to quit.

Address Emotional Issues Before Quitting

Addressing emotional issues before quitting is an important first step.  There are a number of ways to address these issues such a counsellor, psychologist, psychiatrist. These often assist the person to deal with the symptoms resulting from those traumatic events yet not deal with the actual trauma. One really successful therapy to address the trauma is The Richards Trauma Process.  The Richards Trauma Process™ provides a very powerful way of addressing major trauma, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. It resolves these issues quickly, effectively and very safely.

What is The Richards Trauma Process™

The Richards Trauma Process™ is acknowledged by professional mental health practitioners as potentially the solution for resolving major trauma that we have all been seeking. Are you anxious, fearful, depressed, traumatised?   Are you seeking a drugfree solution?  Maureen Hamilton is a practitioner of The Richards Trauma Process™ and can step you through to the other side of your pain.

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist, assisting people to overcome emotional and habitual issues including smoking, weight challenges, anxiety, depression. People have the power to quit—they just need to make the decision to do it. And when they do, they can contact Maureen on 1300 619 684 or check out the website http://masteryourlifepower.com/ or send a message.