Over the New Year’s Resolutions Already


Those first few days into a new year are always a time of reflection, on how we look, on how we feel and what we want to change to feel good about ourselves and slowly or quickly we fall back into the same old habits as it all seems too difficult.


The sign-up numbers for gym membership increase by about 15% in the first month of the year, so your local gym will have be jumping for joy in January in order to sell the idea of people being able to obtain the body they have always wanted.


If you wish to maintain your intensions of continuing your New Year Resolutions whatever they may be and you are feeling stuck, I’m offering  a 20% off a top up session in February and March.


For those who have experienced hypnotherapy, it is a wonderful relaxation of both body and mind where changes can happen automatically, unthinkingly. Perhaps it is time again to review what you want to change and how to do it and then do it, successfully, this time. 


Whose advice do you take?


As I watch the new show 'Married at First Sight" I am reminded how fragile our emotions are and how we can be influenced by others. We all have our own opinions, developed from our perceptions and beliefs as we grow and mature, and so do the people who we turn to for advice. When we listen to those closest to us, remember they are looking at it from their perspective and giving advice from their thoughts and interpretations. Advice from friends and family have an enormous influence on us, but it is from their way of thinking and may or may not really be the advice you want.


How Sweet Are You?

Sugar cane has been grown for centuries, so why are we so addicted now?

It is thought that cane sugar was first used by man in Polynesia from there it spread by traders and traveller to India and then through to the middle east where it has been known to grow way back before the birth of Christ.


Sugar was only discovered by western Europeans as a result of the Crusades in the 11th Century AD bringing it back and the first sugar was recorded in England in 1099.

Sugar’s not just something sweet: over the centuries it’s been a medicine, a spice, a symbol of royalty, and an instrument of disease, addiction, and oppression.


In 1966 Medical professionals recommend a decrease in sugar intake, noting new studies that correlate sugar consumption with diabetes and other diseases. These studies, and the increasing rates of diabetes and obesity, spark an interest in sugar substitutes.

After that artificial sweeteners became more popular. Saccharine was isolated 50 years prior but didn’t come into commercial use until after WW1 when there was a shortage of sugar. But then people are moving away from those artificial additives as health concern for consuming those rose.

Sugar is in nearly every processed food we eat and we have our natural sugars in fruits and milk.  Consider our breakfast, Weetbix 3%, milk  4%, bread 3%  and what do we put on our toast? In my refrigerator, the Cottee’s Breakfast Marmalade is 65%. When you look at food labels, under carbohydrates, a can of baked beans can have anywhere between 6 – 10 % sugar added, depending on the sauce.

Cigarettes have roughly 20%, our drinks, sport drinks, beer, wine,  16 teaspoon in some soft drinks Coca Cola, Mountain Dew, Sprite.

We now know there are so many health conditions that can be helped with the reduction or even elimination of sugar from the diet. Obesity diabetes, cancer, quite apart from the decrease in tooth decay.

So to stay healthy, it’s good to be more aware of the amount of sugar we are eating, and if you find that the addiction is too great to do alone, give me a ring and come for a few of appointments, after all..................

 How sweet are you?