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Fluoride Causes Cancer, Does not Prevent Tooth Decay

Fluoride Does Not Prevent Tooth Decay – It Causes Cancer!

Think that your fluoridated drinking water is safe? Think again!  Top cancer researchers are showing that fluoride  causes more human cancer death and causes it faster than any other chemical. Millions of people are made ill by the very same toxic ‘treatment” reportedly used by Hitler to control & sterilize victims of his concentration camps.  Read this  example of what fluoride in drinking water will do to a human. (more…)

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Drugs Ineffective in Preventing Memory Loss

Drugs Can Contribute to Memory Loss


Many people, especially the elderly are prescribed health-damaging prescription drugs with claims that they will slow memory loss and cognitive decline.  Turns out the opposite is true…they are ineffective and in many cases harmful. (more…)

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Hypnotherapy for Addictions

Resolve Addictions with Hypnotherapy

   All addicts must know three things in order to recover from their dependency on any substance or behavior: It’s not their fault, they don’t deserve it and regression hypnotherapy with a fully qualified regression hypnotherapist can help them recover permanently from the need to self-medicate deep feelings of hurt, sadness, guilt, shame and grief. (Please note that my reference to fully qualified does not include past life regression or basic hypnosis.)

A large part of my hypnotherapy practice is devoted to addictions issues and helping addicts and substance abusers become free of their mental and physical reliance on substances and behaviors of all kinds – from cigarettes to alcohol, heroin, cocaine, psychiatric drugs, gambling and pornography.  According to my former clients, recovering from the addictiveness and damage of psychiatric drugs is the most challenging.  (more…)

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Hypnotherapy for Self-Healing

Hypnotherapy for Mental Illness

 Hypnotherapy utilizes the natural state of hypnosis to facilitate the changes clients want.  Hypnosis is as natural as breathing; most everyone experiences it daily.  It is not sleep, unconsciousness, nor is it therapy in of itself.  It’s better described as a day-dream state during which a competent therapist can assist a client to make the desired changes at the subconscious level.

Navigating the Field of Hypnotherapy: From Mental Illness to Emotional Wellness Naturally

Sometimes the interchange of the terms hypnosis and hypnotherapy, hypnotist and hypnotherapist, consulting hypnotist, hypno-psychologist, doctor of hypnosis and so on, cause confusion for those looking for assistance with a particular issue or goal.

In the USA, UK and Canada, several organizations promote hypnosis and hypnotherapy.  Some are simply membership organizations and anyone can join, but two others – The IMDHA (International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association) and the APHP (Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychology) have specific requirements around medical, dental and clinical hypnotism training.  Because of these strict requirements, hypnotherapy practitioners are skilled to assist with emotional, spiritual and mental illnesses and imbalances.

The APHP have very strict requirements of their members.  Membership and certification of schools is by application and proof of credentialing and training in the field of medical hypnotism. The IMDHA certifies hypnotherapy schools which teach basic hypnotism techniques first, followed by training in the applications of hypnosis for medical (including mental illness) and dental purposes.  The designation earned is Certified Hypnotherapist. Practitioners are trained to work with allied healthcare (mental/dental) professionals in focus areas of regression, medical , dental and behavioral hypnosis.  As a result, regression hypnotherapists are typically skilled at assisting those suffering from mental illness identify and dissolve the root causes of emotional suffering.

Clinical hypnotherapists are able to provide safe, dignified assistance to those suffering mental illness issues without need for a diagnosis and in all clinical settings.   Hypnotherapy practitioners are required to continue their education in the medical/dental areas and remain up-to-date with the advances in this rapidly expanding field.

The Difference Between a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnotist

Perhaps Dr. Fred H. Janke (University of Alberta Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine) describes a CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST best:  (more…)

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 Girl_suffering_form_anxiety     To get healthy and stay healthy, you need the truth … the truth about what is in your water, your food and especially how your mind is conditioned.  When  clients struggling with mental illness seek my clinical hypnotherapy assistance to turn their emotional and physical health around safely we start with the facts: 

  • Conventional medicine is not about ‘curing’ or ‘healing’; it is designed to suppress symptoms, which inevitably rise up as something worse later;
  • The medical-pharmaceutical complex is engaging in extraordinary levels of medical fraud, misrepresentation of facts, willful negligence, manipulation of clinical trials, control of mainstream media, manufacturing of mental illness, suppression of legitimate health information, ghost-writing and collusion – the result is that experts have deemed much of the information in ‘esteemed’ medical journals worthless and dangerous; 
  • Mainstream medical information is controlled by Big Pharma – natural healings of cancer, mental illness and catastrophic illnesses are censored;
  • Mental illness is not brain disease. Brain disease has objective scientific evidence; ‘mental illness’ is nothing more than opinion with nothing to back it up. Mental illness is a term conjured up entirely by psychiatrists to meet the needs of pharmaceutical companies to sell illness-causing drugs. Further, diagnoses are ‘voted’ in and out on the whim of psychiatrists and drug companies – not a single mental illness is backed up by science;
  • According to psychiatrists, normal human emotion and reaction is mental illness and everyone needs to be ‘treated’. The conventional treatment for normal human emotions results in worsening conditions and epidemic levels of disability;
  • SWAG – (Scientifically Wild-Assed Guess) = the way psychiatry operates;
  • The brain is not the center of emotion; it reacts to emotions.  I know of no one who has ever experienced a brain-break when hurt, betrayed, abandoned, neglected, abused, etc, but everyone has experienced heartbreak(more…)

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I have to chuckle when medical articles and mainstream media suggest that CAMs (Complementary or Alternative Medicine) or any non-conventional treatments are not supported by ‘scientific’ evidence.  It would seem the odds of having or recovering good health are far better with alternative medical treatments.

The legitimate scientific evidence about conventional cancer treatments shows that they are practically useless, that chemotherapy causes issues such as massive bone loss, permanent sexual dysfunction etc. and that radiation typically results in later onset of more cancer and further, that the rates of cancer survival have not changed in 60 years, although cancer rates have exploded.  And this is if you get a correct diagnosis in the first place. 

The legitimate scientific evidence about so-called mental illness is even more damning in terms of the  claims made on the effectiveness and safety of psychiatric treatments and drugs.  There is abundant evidence since 1970, both experiential and scientific, that mental illness does not exist, there is no chemical, physical or genetic abnormality of the brain to account for unwanted emotional crises and that drug-induced abnormality occurs only after psychiatric drug treatment and at alarming rates.  In addition, psychiatric drugs are linked with violence, suicide and homicide to such a degree that regulatory agencies all over the world issue ‘warnings’, though they still allow the unrestricted marketing and prescription of the products.  Studies have also proven that all psychiatric diagnoses are without any scientific validity, existing only because psychiatrists voted  them into existence.

Supposedly there is scientific ‘support’ for conventional treatments, but as Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, clarifies about that aspect of the scandal:  “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”(Marcia Angell, MD, The New York Review of Books, January 15, 2009).

I personally  lost two younger brothers to the conventional treatment for leukemia.  I survived, opting for treatment by a medical naturopath who uses only homeopathic, herbal and dietary approaches.  I never missed a beat and was well within 3 months of learning of my situation.  In addition, German New Medicine has conclusively proven over 20 years of studies that at least 13 cancers will resolve with a change of lifestyle and diet alone.

Tens of thousands of people annually obtain drug-free, effective hypnotherapy assistance to resolve emotional issues safely.  Qualified hypnotherapists can effectively assist clients to resolve anger, anxiety, depression, grief, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and fears of all kinds.

Medical science has been prostituted…it’s every man, woman and child for themselves and tens of millions of people have moved to alternatives as a result.  As a wise neighbor once said, the odds cannot be worse with alternatives then they are with conventional treatments. 

Fear-mongering by Big Pharma has driven us, like frightened sheep, to slash and burn treatments that leave most patients’ lives and bodies decimated.  It is time to stop fearing cancer and mental illness, regard them as a signal that something has to change and then make the dietary and lifestyle changes needed to support health.  The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when given the tools it needs…excellent nutrition, reasonable exercise, abundant love, respectful care and relentless commitment. 

Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist, offices in Ottawa and Belleville, Ontario, Canada  1-888-390-3553  email: graceplacewellness@gmail.com   www.graceplacewellness.ca

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Iatrogenic illness and disease are most commonly defined as a type of symptom brought about as a consequence of therapy or treatment; a physical and/or mental condition or disorder arising from a medical treatment. Secondary lymphedema occurring after cancer treatment, mental illness as a result of over-medication, iatrogenic hypothroidism and Ritalin-induced psychoses are all examples of iatrogenic illnesses.

Drugs Associated With Iatrogenic Effects
More than a million adults in Britain were hooked on drugs prescribed for them by their GPs, a 2001 BBC documentary revealed. In particular it noted that benzodiazepines (eg. lorazepam), caused millions of adults lives to spin out of control, with withdrawal symptoms as severe as those experienced by heroin addicts. The anxiety attacks reported were worse then the symptoms patients originally sought treatment for. (BBC 2001)

According to T. Robert, 2003, in America, treatment and physician-induced deaths topped the charts as the leading cause of death. OxyContin alone is linked to such an alarming rate of death and addiction that in the USA even the FDA has gotten into the act and forced Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer, to provide more accurate data on deaths and abuse. Some 59 prescription drugs in the United States contain oxycodone and it has fast become a choice drug for addicts who rob pharmacies, forge prescriptions and align with unethical physicians to feed their habit.

According to Robert Whitaker, Zyprexa, an atypical antipsychotic, was linked to serious, in some cases life-threatening side effects requiring hospitalization in 22% of the 2500 adults tested in six-week clinical trials. In fact, during testing, 20 volunteers died, 12 by suicide. A study presented in 2004 at the AACAP is believed to be the first to find the link between Zyprexa and insulin and obesity issues in children and teens. Despite ligation since, doctors still prescribe this deadly drug to thousands.

Prozac and Iatrogenic Illnesses
Within one decade, 39,000 adverse reports about Prozac were sent to Medwatch; a number thought to represent only one percent of the actual number of such events estimated to be 100 times as many (roughly four million people) (Mezzman, 2005). This makes Prozac the most criticized drug in America. Prozac is marketed to the public as a safe drug, and yet millions are complaining about mania, psychotic depression, nervousness, anxiety, agitation, hostility, hallucinations, memory loss, tremors, impotence, convulsions, insomnia, nausea, suicidal urges…all very serious symptoms. (Mezzman, 2005)

In a 2005 interview of Robert Whitaker by Terry Messman, the author of Mad in America states: “….In this county, we have Medwatch, a reporting system in which we report adverse events about psychiatric drugs to the FDA. By the way, the FDA tries to keep these adverse reports from the public…it’s very hard to get these reports….Once we got the other SSRIs on the market, like Zoloft and Paxil, by 1994, four SSRI antidepressants were among the top 20 most complained about drugs on the FDA’s Medwatch list.” As Whitaker points out throughout his interview, the adverse effects, such as suicidal ideation, hallucinations and mania are not minor inconveniences.

Marketing in Madness
This is a must see 177 minute documentary of more facts about the victimization of patients all over North America. It really does pull everything you need to know together in a way that will make you aware of the sure-to-be consequences of starting on drugs to manage the stressors of everyday life.

What Can be Done About Iatrogenic Illness and Death
It would seem that about the only sure way to avoid drug-induced (iatrogenic) illness is to avoid drug therapy as much as possible in favor of safe, natural remedies and therapies such as homeopathy, which is very popular in Europe where even the British Royal Family physician is a homeopath, and hypnotherapy, which has repeatedly been shown highly effective for everything from irritable bowel syndrome pain to anxiety, stress and depressive feelings.

When money is the driving force behind the prescription of such deadly drugs, one must ensure they do not trust blindly. As Ronald Reagan once said, “trust, but verify.” Any effort to verify claims of the safety of any drug prescribed will soon enlighten a patient to the fact that pharmaceuticals cause more harm than good.

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Hypnotherapy for Mental Wellness

Zyprexa Litgation information

Sources:

BBC News, May 13, 2001, ‘Hidden World of Tranquilizer Addicts’Jones, A. Nov 2004 ‘Eli Lilly’s highly touted new anti-psychotic, Zyprexa”

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The Mayo Clinic among many other major IBS research facilities spearheaded countless studies on IBS over the last 20 years and found that it was not caused by dietary/nutritional/bacterial problems and attention to diet has never provided permanent relief. Indeed, one’s doctor would have checked for this as well as for parasites and pathology before settling on the diagnosis of IBS. In fact, research shows that many sufferers have a perfect balance of digestive enzymes and gut bacteria, leaving stress and cortisol the likely culprits.

Dr. Grant Thompson, one of the world’s leading authorities on IBS concluded in his review of drug management of IBS “the sheer number and variety of drugs sold for IBS treatment are testimony to their collective uselessness (Thompson, 1994). There is occasionally temporary relief of symptoms by diet control.

Permanent response of IBS to hypnotherapy treatment is in 80-95% range (studies: Whorwell et all 1984,1987), Palsson et al 1997,2000). They concluded it is a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable treatment, without side-effects, often resulting in significant improvement or complete dissolution of other problems usually found with IBS, such as headaches.

According to solid data by IBS expert Michael Mahoney, Hypnotherapy has proven highly effective in alleviating IBS symptoms. In his 15 year scientific research, it is shown that it is safe and inexpensive and conclusively shows Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in over 85% of the people who use it.

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Chair of the National Women’s Health Network in Washington DC stated because of it’s efficacy Hypnotherapy should be the treatment of choice for IBS before drugs or the humiliating treatments are tried.

Journal of Gastroenterology: Dr. Peter James Whorwell, Manchester, UK, a world leader in IBS research, reported significant benefits of Hypnotherapy in all gastrointestinal disorders, particularly IBS. Many studies in pain management at Case Western Reserve University, found Hypnotherapy to be a very valuable and reliable tool.

The BMA (British Medical Association Journal) specialist publication “Gut” reported a long term study of more then 200 IBS patients and found 71% of patients had permanent improvements with 8-12 sessions and that this was faster, more cost-effective treatment then the temporary fixes of medicine and surgery. The UK government operates hypnotherapy clinics for IBS sufferers and their results are phenomenal as well.

Hypnotherapy is not counseling (talk-therapy) in the sense people are accustomed to. Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind of a person to convince it to normalize body functions. It guides a person into a state of relaxation and lower brain-wave frequency that allows that person’s subconscious to accept direct suggestions about gut function, as well as to help reduce the sufferer’s reaction to stress.

Whether stress is/was the precipitating reason for the development of IBS, stress affects all bodily functions and distorts memory and thought…those are also very well researched facts. People under stress get headaches, irritability, etc. etc., therefore it is not hard to see how stress could impact the way their digestive tract functions. The reason for the stress may be long gone, but the memory of the events may well work subconsciously.

It only stands to reason that if a person is stressed and they hold the stress in, their entire body will be tense. If the entire body is tense long enough, not only their breathing, but other bodily functions are affected…affected long enough, the effect becomes permanent. Just as people subjected to prolonged stress soon become shallow breathers, many people subjected to prolonged stress also develope digestive problems.

The common thread for all sufferers I have worked with is how they have learned to manage stress…many of those who internalized stress ended up with gastro-intestinal issues. There are many forms of stress…physical, mental, emotional. Therefore it is not only the source of the stress, but how the person has learned to manage stress that factors in. There is a great deal of stress associated with having to manage a life with IBS for instance.

My Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatment program therefore targets not only the resumption of normal gut behavior, but the sufferer’s reaction to stress. If the stress is emotional and is tied to past unresolved events, then those old memories are neutralized in hypnosis as well, so that they no longer impact the sufferer’s current life.

IBS can start in childhood, as children have even less opportunity to relieve emotional and mental stress. It is not something that starts overnight and it takes years to manifest as full-blown IBS, a syndrome that often gets worse with time, severely interfering with a person’s quality of life and mobility.

In the past it was thought that diet/enzymes, etc. caused IBS, however better information through research is conclusive on that issue now…certain foods can cause a worsening of the symptoms in some people some of the time, but they are not the cause of IBS and attention to this, as many have discovered, does not relieve IBS symptoms.

The program used at GracePlace Wellness focuses on resolving the emotional root-cause of the sufferers anxiety and once that has been completed, attention is directed toward teaching the client new ways to manage stressors in their lives, so that their reactions result in the release of calming hormones into their bodies rather than the damaging stress hormone cortisol.

I see many clients with IBS…always there is ‘stress’ factoring in, whether it is recognized or not. Some may be from past unresolved events and always there is some accumulated from having to deal with this suffering. To heal through Hypnotherapy it is not necessary to believe in hypnosis, hypnotherapy or even agree on the causes….it just works because the subconscious mind is convinced.

Using my emotional freedom program, which targets and resolve the root cause of the high anxiety levels which manifest as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, my success rate has been over 90% .

In the end, it doesn’t matter what the stressor is, the subconscious mind can be convinced to resolve the issue and restore normal gut function and that is what is important. Working with the subconscious mind while a person is in a relaxed hypnotic state is the purview of a competent hypnotherapist specializing in IBS symptom relief….that is why hypnotherapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice for permanent IBS symptom relief world-wide.

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Eczema is a common skin disorder which has an inflammatory and itching component no matter which of the many types one may have.  It is a condition often found in children and the cause is unknown.  What’s more there is supposedly no cure. However, I did finally beat eczema and my experience may help you.

In 2009 I was diagnosed with eczema after a year of suffering with increasingly larger areas of itchy skin patches  on my face, which turned bright red, became very dry and scaly…and embarassing!  The local doctor told me it was a skin disorder for which there was no known cause and no cure.  She offered me her only solution…steriods.

Because I had always had excellent skin, especially on the face, this created a great deal of additional stress and now I realize that the additional stress only enouraged greater areas of my face and neck to be affected.  As well, my facial skin became excessively dry no matter what moisturizer I used, as did my hands, despite my being a heavy water drinker and consumer of organic only foods and drinks. I also do self-hypnosis daily and I believe in the end this helped considerably in preventing the condition from affecting my entire body.

Baffling and frustrating are understatements that only touch the surface of how I felt as I tried to understand this entire situation …adding to the stress!  I was not about to take steriods, being completely aware of the adverse health effects it has over time.  So what did I do?

First I consulted with Dr.Topalo, a medical doctor who treats only with natural remedies and he advised me that while I’m a laid-back person who is usually very calm, I am always very busy, sometimes taking on more than I should.  My iridology report showed that I had been subjected to high stress levels…indeed, in 2008 I had been through a very sad and demoralizing situation and shortly thereafter the first little spot showed up. A good detox was in order for certain!

I  took Dr.Topalo’s liver detox remedy and I felt considerably better…and I reduced my workload and other stressors.  I felt great, but the skin eruptions continued although significantly diminished in severity, each time encompassing yet another small area of my face.  But the cummulative effect of all these little spots turning bright red and violent-looking over almost 2 years was taking its toll.  My forehead had become fully affected in the area above my eyebrows, on both sides of my nose I had major rough spots and so too down my cheeks, around my mouth and on one temple.  Sometimes the itchiness was distracting and relentless, even at night when I was asleep.

Finally, roughly 5 months ago, I decided to look into all of the products (yes, all of them natural) that I was using.  I also started using Traumeel, a homeopathic cream which pretty much eliminated the itchiness and reduced the redness.  I took Bach Rescue Remedy and it seemed the redness and breakouts diminished yet again in both severity and frequency. But, I did continue to have very mild eczema outbreaks from time-to-time.

As I was eliminating one thing after the other from my diet and my skin care products and then re-introducing them one at a time to learn whether I might be allergic to something, I discovered that I was reacting to glycerin (vegetable glycerin) products.  Many soaps and most facial cleansing products contain some glycerin.  As I don’t wear makeup, I decided to wash my face only with warm water.  Also, at this time, I noticed that the rest of my body was just fine…not dry, not itchy, not breaking out.  This suggested that whatever I was using outside the shower was the culprit as it affected my face and hands….I was not using glycerin products in the shower!

Once I stopped using glycerin (which is a natural product) I had no further breakouts.  But I did continue to have a very slight dryness to my facial skin.  I reviewed all my products and sure enough, there were one or two which contained very slight amounts of glycerin.  When I eliminated those, all breakouts stopped, my skin is clear and supple and there is no hint I ever had such angry looking rashes and such a disconcerting skin disorder.

Today I can see that the severe stress I was under in 2008 set my skin up for trouble… not only because of the cortisol released into the body during stress reactions, but because it depleted my immune system.  Perhaps my skin was not fond of glycerin in the past, but now that stress had compromised it’s ability to heal itself, the dislike of glycerin was perfectly evident.

So, if you are suffering eczema, I suggest you try what worked for me…identify and reduce stress, get a good liver detox, take Bach Rescue Remedy to help you remain calm in stressful situations, use Traumeel ointment to quell the itchiness and redness and eliminate glycerin or any other ingredient you discover exacerbates the problem. And don’t forget to meditate or do self-hypnosis!

I don’t believe there was only one culprit at work here…it was just a set of circumstances that made the situation come to a head.

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