Sunday, 31 January 2010

Paul McKenna Admits That He Hypnotised Girlfriend To Like Curry

The famous hypnotist Paul McKenna has admitted that he used mind control to get a girlfriend to like curry. The admission came out during a BBC Radio Five interview where he was asked by a listener if there was a way to get his wife to like sport.

McKenna said that he 'hated himself' for manipulating the girlfriend, and went on to describe the technique he had used to get her to start eating Indian food and eventually liking it.  The technique involved talking about curry when he knew she was hungry and the touching her on the shoulder to create an association over a period of a few weeks.

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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Increasing Magnesium in Diet Can Boost Brain Power

Scientists have discovered in a study that rats fed a magnesium supplement improved their memory and learning ability.The research, done in China, shows that the magnesium supplements encouraged connections between nerve cells in laboratory cultures.  The study then proceeded with rats being given extra magnesium in their diet, and found that the higher level of brain magnesium stimulated different forms of learning and memory in both young and older rats.

It is believed that around half the population in industrialised countries have a magnesium deficit that increases with age.  This magnesium deficit could contribute to age-related memory decline, so taking a magnesium supplement could reduce the effects of this decline or even prevent it.  Foods that contain magnesium include nuts, pulses, avocado, halibut, spinach, brown rice and milk products.

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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Hypnotic Trance Faciltated By Brain Asymmetry

Tests conducted by Peter Naish of the Open University point to the fact that those who go into a hypnotic trance more easily are more likely to have an imbalance between their brain's two hemispheres.

This challenges the belief of sceptics who say that hypnotic trance is not a biological function, but simply a case of some people being more susceptible and willing to act out the trance. However, the recent research suggests that during hypnosis there is actually less connectivity between different regions of the brain and a decrease of activity in the rational, left side of the brain and an increase of activity in the more creative right side.

Naish's tests suggested a successful hypnotic trance required temporary domination by the brain's right side, which might be easier to bring about in people who tended to have an imbalance between the two spheres of their brain even when they are not in the trance.

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Drink a Pint of Blueberry Juice a Day to Improve Memory

Tests have shown that drinking a pint of blueberry juice a day could help to stave off memory loss.

A study on pensioners showed that after twelve weeks of drinking daily blueberry juice they fared up to 40% better on memory tests.  They were also 33% better at memorising lists and did better than pensioners who were drinking grape juice.  Researchers at the University of Cincinnati put the improvements down to compounds found in the blueberry called anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are responsible for the deep, bluey-purple colour of the fruit and always help to protect against other conditions such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

What Does Success Mean to You?

Success means different things to all of us.  In her fascinating Hub 'How Failure, Leads to Success' wrenfrost 56 talks about life being a marathon and not a sprint, and how the meaning of success can be interpreted in so many different ways.  What is the meaning of success for you?  Is it lots of money, a successful career, a big house, a great relationship or a big, happy family?

wrenfrost56 talks about being persistent, taking the time to learn new things properly and being adaptable to change.  So if you think that maybe you are fearful of success, click here to read the whole of the Hub and learn about how to be successful!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Test For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Found

Scientists have discovered that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be tested by measuring magnetic fields in the brain.  74 US war veterans were tested and the technique was successful 90% of the time.  Conventional brain scans do not show if a person has PTSD and this is the first time that such a test has worked.

PTSD is caused by being involved in or witnessing traumatic events such as natural disasters, wars or violent crime and can cause distressing symptoms such as flashbacks, anger, general nervousness and nightmares that can drag on for many years.

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Monday, 18 January 2010

Stress Does Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

New research has discovered that if someone gets stressed, it really can increase their chance of having a heart attack. It has been believed that there is no link between a person's stress levels and heart conditions, but researchers at University College London have conducted a trial that proves for the first time that stressed people are more likely to suffer from heart disease.

The researchers conducted tests on 514 people with an average age of 62 and those people who got stressed by the tests were more likely to have furring and narrowing of the arteries than those who remained calm.

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Chemical in Plastic Containers Linked to Health Risks

British & US researchers have found that a chemical found in plastic containers is linked to heart disease.  The researchers have studied the effects of the chemical, which is called bisphenol A, by using data taken from US survey on nutrition dating from 2006.

The survey showed that high levels of bisphenol A found in urine samples was associated with heart disease.  The analysis also showed that the chemical had links to diabetes and some forms of liver disease.  US environmental health advocay groups are calling for a federal ban on bisphenol A.  Canada is planning to outlaw plastic baby bottles containing the chemical and the British charity Breast Cancer UK is urging the UK Government to do the same as there is evidence that the chemical is linked to breast cancer.

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Recession 'Causing More Stress'

Research has shown that the recession is causing greater levels of stress in British workers.  In a research project of almost 800 self-employed managers and professionals run by Clydesdale Bank, one in five questioned thought that the recession had caused them to feel more stressed at work.

One in four of the workers also believed that they were working longer hours due to the economic downturn.  Yorkshire was said to be the most stressed region and younger workers were the more likely to be stressed.

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Scientists Crack Migraine Mystery

One of the more distressing symptoms of a classic migraine is the need for a migraine sufferer to shun the light and lie down in a darkened room.  Nearly 85% of migraine sufferers are sensitive to light and scientists now believe that they have solved the mystery.

Their research has shown that light exacerbates migraines because of a group of retina cells at the back of the eye.  These photoreceptors send a signal to the brain along the optic nerve which stimulates the migraine pain neurons.  This means that any amount of light causes pain and ensures that the migraine sufferer seeks out a dark room.

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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Trainee Hypnotist Puts Himself Into Trance Using A Mirror

A trainee hypnotist has accidently put himself into a trance for five hours by practising in front of a mirror.

Helmut Kichmeier, aged 27 and stage name Hannibal Helmurt, was practising for his sword-swallowing act at the 'Circus of Horrors' when he put himself into a hypnotic trance at 10am and was not found by his wife until 3pm.  It wasn't until his teacher, Dr Ray Roberts, talked to him on the phone, that he was able to come out of the trance.

His intention was to learn to go into a trance on the stage in order to be able to swallow multiple swords at one time.

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Mobile Phone Use 'May Reverse Alzheimers'

New research has suggested that using a mobile phone could protect against Alzheimer's and maybe even reverse the effects of the disease.

Scientists working with mice have cured them of Alzheimer's by exposing them to the electromagnetic waves produced by mobile phones. The electromagnetic waves erased sticky deposits of a harmful protein in the brains of the mice and the memory and cognitive levels of the mice returned to normal.

The US researchers believe that this discovery could lead to an effective, drug-free way to treat and prevent Alzheimers.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Succeed and Reach Your Goals

This is the time of year where we set out our New Year Resolutions and work out what goals we want to achieve in the coming year.  But how many of you have already started that diet and fallen off the wagon?  Or given up smoking but are already nipping out the back to have a crafty fag or two?

If you want to find some motivation to reach your goals, try reading this excellent Hub by Kirstenblog called 'Succeed and Reach Your Goals'.  Kirstenblog takes you through how she has been going about trying to reach her goal of financial independence.  She takes you through working out what your goals really are and how to build your success.

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Doubts Cast on New Theory About The Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a mysterious condition that causes tiredness, mental fatigue, headaches, pains int the joints, muscular pain and depression.  It now accepted by UK medical practitioners as a genuine syndrome, although previously some doctors believed that it was an imagined disorder.

In October 2009 an American team of scientists published research that indicated that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome could be triggered by a virus called XMRV.  But British Researchers have conducted a further study that shows no evidence that XMRV plays a part in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Meditation Should Be Available on the NHS

A mental health charity has recommended that meditaiton should be available on the National Health in the UK to treat ongoing periods of depression.  The Mental Health Foundation is recommending a 'mindfulness' approach which they believe could save the NHS billions.  Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) mixes meditation and cognitive therapy and is thought to halve the relapse rates of people suffering from depression.

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Monday, 4 January 2010

Mass Web Hypnosis Session On Internet Tonight In Attempt To Break Record

Hypnotist Chris Hughes is tonight going to attempt to break the world record for the highest number of people ever in a trance by holding a mass hypnosis session on the internet.  He has managed to sign up more than 6,300 participants through using Facebook and Twitter, calling the event SocialTrance.

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Self Hypnosis Induction-Learn how to go into trance by yourself

Self hypnosis is an invaluable tool. In this informative Hub, Hypnodude explains the process of self hypnosis and gives you a step-by-step explanation of how to go into a self-induced trance for beneficial purposes:

Self Hypnosis Induction-Learn how to go into trance by yourself