Thursday, 16 December 2010

Five portions a day 'saves lives' - BBC

The BBC reported today that "Around 33,000 lives a year could be saved if everyone in the UK followed dietary guidelines, research suggests.

Eating five portions of fruit and veg a day has the biggest effect, say experts at Oxford University.
Only a third of Britons consume enough fruit and veg, with the worst results in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The UK daily guidelines are to eat five portions of fruit and veg, no more than 6g of salt, and keep saturated fat to 10% of total energy intake."

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Assured Effects goes to the moon!

Assured Effects Ltd - goes to the moon!

"Beauty sleep concept is not a myth" report BBC

The BBc reported today that: "The idea of people needing "beauty sleep" has acquired some scientific backing, according to a Swedish study.
People deprived of sleep for long periods appear less attractive and more unhealthy than those who are well rested, say researchers.
Volunteers were photographed after eight hours sleep and again after being kept awake for 31 hours.
Observers scored the sleep-deprived participants as less healthy and less attractive, the BMJ reports"

Monday, 13 December 2010

Hypnosis snippet

Hypnotherapy is safe for all ages, and works on 90% of the population.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Hypnosis snippet

Hypnosis tends to lower your heart rate & body pressure, & changes your brain wave activity

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Hypno thoughts

During hypnotherapy you body is forced to relax and also becomes more focused

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

One in 20 pregnant women is dangerously obese - BBC Health

The BBC reported today that: "Around 5% of all pregnant women in the UK - more than 38,000 - are severely obese, putting them and their babies at risk, according to a new study.
A stillbirth is twice as likely if the mother is severely obese.
Very overweight mothers are also at greater risk of blood clots, high blood pressure and bleeding after birth"

Small daily aspirin dose 'cuts cancer risk' - BBC Health

The BBC reported today that "A small daily dose of aspirin substantially reduces death rates from a range of common cancers, a study suggests."
"Research at Oxford University and other centres found that it cut overall cancer deaths by at least a fifth.The study, published in the Lancet, covered some 25,000 patients, mostly from the UK."

Friday, 3 December 2010

Quote of the evening

Weather forecast for tonight:  dark ~George Carlin

Chionophobia - phobia of snow!

Hopefully you are enjoying the snow, or at worst tolerating the inconvenience. Did you know there was a phobia of snow: Chionophobia!

People with chionophobia have a fear of snow usually associated with the thought of becoming snowbound.
Sufferers will watch the forecasts and stock up in advance so they don't have to go out and brave the severe conditions.