Beating the Beast of Emotional Eating

Choosing to focus more on what we eat over why we eat, may be the reason some of us don’t lose weight even when we try eating healthier and increase our exercise.

Time again we see perfectly successful dieters fall back into a conveyor belt-like cycle of reaching for foods that temporary satiate them-like sweets and chips-depending on their mood. One cannot hope to change their eating habits, even when progressing on a healthy eating regiment, if they haven’t learned other ways of coping with their emotions.

“The problem that we’re trying to address is that the success rates for long-term weight loss are not as good as we would like them to be,” says Edie Goldbacher, a postdoctoral fellow at CORE. “Emotional eating may be one reason why people don’t do as well…”

If one can do as Dr. Goldbacher suggests, and face their emotions they might be able to rethink their mental responses and alter emotional eating.

Many people know all about the problems of emotional eating. As an expert in weight loss and in how to deal with the emotional component we both will plan a healthy diet and exercise routine for you to be successful and overcome emotional triggers.

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Blood Pressure Successfully Lowered by Low-Carb Diet

A recent comparison study that measured results from two popular weight loss diets ended in a “tie” for allowing the  subjects to drop a significant number of pounds. But it was the low-carbohydrate diet that also brought down the participants’ blood pressure, giving better results than the weight loss drug orlistat. The research was performed at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Duke University Medical Center. The study was funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

This is an important finding for those who are battling with both overweight and hypertension. William S. Yancy, Jr., MD, lead author of the study (published in the Jan. 25, 2010 Archives of Internal Medicine), and an associate professor of medicine at Duke, stated, “If people have high blood pressure and a weight problem, a low-carbohydrate diet might be a better option than a weight loss medication.”

He elaborated, “It’s important to know you can try a diet instead of medication and get the same weight loss results with fewer costs and potentially fewer side effects.”

Dr. Yancy says that the range of health issues presented by the 146 participants – high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and arthritis – made this study particularly interesting and important. “Most participants in weight loss studies are healthy and don’t have these problems,” he said. “In fact they are often excluded if they do.”

On average, both diet groups lost almost 10% of their body weight, a level “not many studies are able to achieve” according to Yancy. He feels that the 48 weeks of group counseling is the reason for this outcome. The toleration of orlistat proved less a problem than anticipated. As long as the low-fat regime was carefully followed, as promoted by the counseling program, the drug’s side effects can be significantly reduced. Also, the two diets did equally well at improving cholesterol and glucose levels in the participants.

The big surprise, Yancy explained, was the marked difference in the blood pressure results. Forty-seven percent — almost half — of the low-carb regime patients were either able to decrease their blood pressure medications or were able to stop taking them altogether. Only 21% of the low-fat/orlistat participants had their medication reduced. The low-carbohydrate group also showed significant drops in systolic blood pressure in contrast to the low-fat group.

The physiological mechanism behind this blood pressure improvement is not clear, accoreding to Dr  Yancy. He said, “While weight loss typically induces improvements in blood pressure, it may be that the low-carbohydrate diet has an additional effect.” Future studies will likely be needed to explore the nature of the effect.

Yancy stressed the impact made by counseling for any weight loss regime to be successful. “It is clear now that several diet options can work, so people can be given a choice of different ways to lose weight. But more importantly, we need to find new ways to help people maintain their new lifestyle.”

This is a a great study with big implications. If your looking to lose weight with low carbohydrate diets and improve your blood pressure call me at 201.618.3534 or click here to learn more about my weight lose program.

Data and The FDA on Laser Therapy to Quit Smoking

A study recently published in the UK finds that laser acupuncture therapy for treating addictions like smoking can produce side effects, which are similar to some of the withdrawal symptoms quitters experience without laser treatment. Although scientific testing of this therapy in the US has not been pursued as much as it has abroad, the FDA has classified the kind of laser used in acupuncture as a “nonsignificant risk” device.  The laser’s most notable side effect is relaxation during the treatment.

Official FDA approval of this therapy may be coming fairly soon. The government has had an approval application from one laser manufacturer for over three years. This company currently provides its lasers to facilities who are conducting clinical trials of laser treatments for smoking cessation. One delay factor may be that the FDA has previous experience only with drugs used for tobacco cessation, not with purely technological therapies.

Of course, laser therapy’s drug-free approach is one of its most important advantages. The risk of  distressing drug-related mental and emotional side effects, like suicidal thoughts and episodes of paranoia, is eliminated. But as with other quitting therapies, the smoker has to be truly ready to stop smoking, or laser treatment will prove ineffective.

In a recent interview, Dr. Martha Daviglus, a specialist in preventative medicine at Northwestern University, emphasized that the patient’s readiness to quit is the prime factor is success or failure.

She stated, “There are hundreds of methods to quit smoking. We can hope that this is going to be a method that is going to help people. We need more research and more evidence in the US at this time, even though European studies have shown benefits.”

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FAQ’s On Laser Treatments To Become A Non-Smoker.

Doctors Weight In On Laser Treatments for Non Smoking

Doctors all over the world over are telling their patients who are addicted to smoking to go to the light!

A low-level laser treatment takes smokers through their withdrawals from nicotine and slowly conditions their psyche with boosting endorphin production.  Alleviating stress this way enables the addicted to give up nicotine easier through a painless natural method.

Rather akin to acupuncture treatments, a low level laser, very much like a light bulb is applied to a patient’s wrists, face and ears, the energy points on the body most associated with smoking addiction. Released endorphins battle the intense addiction of smoking and this safe treatment is being championed by doctors everywhere. Those same doctors though caution that the patient’s application of a monitored vitamin regiment and nutrition counseling is helpful with a professional.

As with all things with our health, what we out in to our bodies effects whatever treatment or therapies we engage in. Better health is synergistic.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) Answered About Laser Therapy To Stop Smoking

The modern method of breaking smoking addiction through laser therapy is non invasive and affective. Many patients report great results with the low level of light used to encourage their endorphins, finding more effectiveness than using a patch or other methods they’ve tried to stop smoking. I will answer your questions about this ultra-new procedure.

Is the cost covered by medical insurance?

Presently, laser therapy to stop smoking is not covered by insurance plans. But considering the average smoker is spending $7 per pack, over the course of one month laser treatments will pay for themselves…and you will become healthier! The laser treatment procedure is 100% tax deductible though.

Is the process safe?

100% safe! Laser therapy is painless and drug-free.  The therapy is an external procedure laser application to a person’s skin; patients feel nothing more than a warm, pulsating sensation.

How long does it take?

A session usually lasts about one half hour, but the length of treatment depends on the level of each person’s smoking addiction. Most people see some success from that first session, yet the number of laser sessions required varies from person to person.

How effective is “Laserpuncture” for smoking cessation?

Success rates in clinical trials show a 55%-66% success rate. Clients’ results are higher than alternatives like the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, cold turkey, stop smoking pills, hypnosis, etc.  There is always a degree of self responsibility when overcoming any addiction and a protocol of supplements, diet and therapy is recommended in addition to the laser therapy.

 

Laser treatments help give you a head start to a smoke free future.

How do I get started?

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Quit Smoking through Hypnosis

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A Great “Suggestion”

Hypnosis can’t make anyone do anything that they couldn’t be persuaded to do normally. That goes for smokers, too. Hypnosis can be used to place the suggestion to quit in the mind, but the person has to want to quit, and be prepared to quit. Otherwise hypnosis is useless.

Don’t worry about those old notions about hypnotists making their subjects caper like monkeys or quack like ducks. They were always nonsense. What hypnosis does is establish the conviction in your subconscious mind that you are not a smoker.

The key usefulness of the hypnotic state is to get past your everyday waking consciousness, by promoting deep relaxation. At that deeper level, the brain is very open to receiving new ideas, without any pre-conceptions getting in the way. However if you’re not really ready to quit, your “normal” conscious pattern of thinking may well prevent the relaxation techniques from taking effect.

Anyone Can Be a Good Hypnotic “Subject”

Despite the images in thriller films and TV shows, it’s not true that some people can’t be hypnotized. Anyone can learn how to go through the guiding imagery and verbal suggestion that leads to that deep relaxation which allows the subconscious mind to open up. There’s nothing “weird” about this mental state, really – it often happens spontaneously, as when driving along a quiet, familiar route, or doing other no-stress, routine things: a timeless state of relaxation. Hypnotherapy uses that state purposefully to help smokers quit.

You may want to investigate the many self-hypnosis materials specifically designed for quitting smoking available on CDs, tapes, and DVDs. You listen to and/or watch a hynotherapist/hypnosis leading you into the relaxed state and place suggestions in your mind that you are a non-smoker. These programs are recommended by many hypnotherapists who offer programs – often in group therapy settings – for quitting smoking, as the home environment and immediate availability of the recorded materials can be a great help for a quitter who needs on-the-spot reinforcement.

If you do opt to go to a hynotherapist/hypnosis once you decide to give up smoking, find out first whether they are certified. The certified therapist’s level of training will make it much more likely that your therapy will work.

If you want expert services in New Jersey and New York using hypnosis for stopping smoking click here or call 201.618.3534.

4 Ways To Quit Smoking by New Jersey New York Expert

Your Partner Wants to Quit Smoking? Help Them With These Tips

Your spouse or partner is ready to quit smoking – and you can help in a big way. It’s a win-win for everyone in the household: once they’ve quit, you’ll all start to benefit from the absence of dangerous second-hand smoke. There are several simple ways you can make it easier for your loved one to get off tobacco.

Quit Together!

(Even if you don’t smoke)

Maybe you’re a smoker too. If you join your partner in quitting, the mutual support will make it much  more likely that your quitting program will succeed. But even if you’re not a tobacco user yourself, there’s got to be an area of your life that you’ve been wanting to change and improve: maybe you want to succeed with an exercise regime, lose weight, cut down on alcohol or quit drinking altogether, start a meditation practice. For the purpose of that mutual support, your goal will work as long as you want to work at and achieve it. When your partner is struggling with the urge to smoke, it’ll help him to see how you’re resisting the urge for another “comfort food” snack.

Avoiding Triggers

Triggers are the situations (often involving friends who smoke) that prompt the quitting smoker to give in to their desire for tobacco. It’s all a matter of habits and mental associations. Help your partner by helping him avoid the situations and the people as much as possible. Get the ashtrays and tobacco paraphernalia out of the house, and stop subscribing to coupon mailings or anything else that encourages smoking.

Pleasant Distractions

Take up a new interest or hobby together, maybe craft classes or dancing lessons. Distracting him from the Big Problem of quitting smoking with something fun and creative is a definite plus.

Provide Positive Reminders

Reinforce his ongoing effort by saving or e-mailing articles about the rewards of quitting – the money saved and the big health benefits. Sure, he may be well aware of it all, but a well timed reminder from you could keep him from reaching for a smoke.

It’s been shown by many studies that pursuing goals with a partner is much easier and more likely to succeed than going it alone. This is the basis of the Weight Watchers program, for instance, as their experience has proven that clients who join with a friend have a 3 times better chance of staying with the regime. Apply the principle to your loved one’s quitting program: give them the companionship and support they need for kicking the habit, and the incentive to enjoy life together without tobacco.

If you need assistance quitting smoking with Laser, Hypnosis or both click this link or call me (Dr. Robert) at 201.618.3534

New Jersey Doctor Discusses Laser Therapy To Stop Smoking

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Smoking not only destroys a person’s immune system, causes various cancers and depletes the skin of nutrients, it is also a truly unique addiction in that it is injurious to even people who do not smoke.

The damaging effects of passive smoking or the more common term, second-hand smoke is such a concern governments everywhere have bolstered ‘quit smoking’ campaigns and new laws are being enacted every day where smokers can light-up and where they cannot.

The treatments for stopping smoking are numerous; from patches and herbal medicines to hypnotherapy/hypnosis. But smokers find the addiction is a powerful all encompassing one, even when they have attempted to stop for years. Lately it seems smokers have even been willing to pay for laser therapy.

Laser therapy seems to be gaining in popularity as it is easily available at most multi- faceted alternative holistic medical facilities. The completely safe therapy employs a low-power laser that provides pain relief during withdrawals from nicotine. Along with solid counseling sessions of vitamins, nutrition and lifestyle changes, a great number of cured addicts pay testimony to laser therapy effectiveness.

Akin to the acupuncture, the underlying principle of laser therapy is to reduce tension and increase circulation by topical stimulation. It is believed that a low level use of laser, like acupuncture needles inserted ever so lightly into the skin, release endorphins, our natural chemicals primarily responsible for signaling our reactions to stress and decreased energy.

A light very much like a light bulb is directed to certain natural energy points on the body, points related to smoking addiction; hands, face, ears and wrists. The therapy is an external procedure, uses no drugs and the application of the laser to a person’s skin is non-thermal and safe; patients feel nothing more than a warm, pulsating sensation.

The FDA consistently evaluates the treatment and the bio-stimulation lasers used for the therapy are constantly monitored. As with any other therapies factors such as a price, the level of a patient’s addiction and the extent of their withdrawals will be contributing factors to them breaking their smoking addiction.

If you are looking for laser therapy session to quit smoking click here or call me at 201.618.3534 for my office in New Jersey.

Give Us a Break: Fracture Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking Heal Better

Smokers who receive emergency surgery for acute fractures and quit smoking for 6 weeks afterward heal faster and better than similar patients who go on smoking during the healing period. This was reported in a study published in 2010 in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Dr. Hans Nåsell, MD, senior surgical consultant, Karolinska Institutet, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, explained that the results showed that quitting smoking during the six weeks after surgery decreased the likelihood of postoperative complications by almost 50 percent.

This study, conducted at three Stockholm hospitals, was the first one to specifically examine the post-operative effects of quitting. Earlier studies have established a clear healing advantage for staying off tobacco before surgery. As Dr. Nasell explained, “Tobacco smoking is a major health and economic concern and also is known to have a significant negative effect on surgical outcomes… Our aim was to assess whether a smoking cessation program, started soon after hospitalization and continuing for six weeks following surgery, could reduce the number of postoperative complications.”

The smoking cessation program involved 1 to 2 in-person consultations, along with regular telephone support from a nurse specially trained in the program. Free nicotine substitutes were provided for those who requested them.

The study is surprising, said Dr. Nasell. “Up until this point, the belief was that you needed to stop smoking prior to surgery to gain any benefit.” In addition, he said that the program “requires only about two to three hours of support from the nursing staff, which is significantly less time than would be required for the treatment of side effects such as poor wound healing which can occur as a side effect of smoking.” It is especially encouraging that quitting after surgery can help so dramatically, since emergency operations of the kind followed in this study obviously offer the patient no chance to quit smoking beforehand.

Smoking gets in the way of both short-term and long-term healing by lowering the oxygen level of the blood and interfering with circulation.

This can lead to:

  • poor or failed healing of skin, soft tissues, and bone, or
  • wound site infections

Dr. Nasell stated that he hoped these study results would encourage hospitals to offer nicotine cessation programs as part of all emergency surgical treatments, in addition to those offered to planned surgery patients.

Morover, he said, “Other studies have shown that most individuals who smoke would like to quit. Having a smoking cessation program available to all patients pre-surgery can serve as a motivator to get them to quit. Even though this intervention lasts for six weeks, it may be all that is needed to help patients quit for good.”

If your looking for a highly effective approach to quit smoking using laser therapy treatments, hypnosis or both combined you should call me at 201.618.3534 or email rob@drrobertg.com or click here.

Laser therapy treatments are safe and very convenient. Laser therapy treatments are affordable and a great option if you are not interested in hypnosis. Together hypnosis and laser therapy treatments give you an amazingly high success rate. Call about laser therapy treatments and hypnosis. 201.618.3534

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Laser Treatments Can Help You Quit Smoking

Why is  smoking pleasurable?

Smokers know that smoking is relaxing. Knowing why it makes you feel good will help you understand how laser therapy works to help you quit.

Cigarette smoking causes endorphins (natural chemicals produced by the body) to send signals to the brain that produce a feeling of pleasure and relaxation. Endorphins normally work on a regular cycle – but that’s interrupted and altered by nicotine so that you start needing the drug to feel the good, calming endorphin effects. Nicotine’s effect doesn’t last very long – about 1-2 hours. Then the endorphin levels plummet to well below normal, and the result is jumpiness, irritability, a combination of stress and fatigue sensations that send you reaching for another cigarette in a hurry. That’s the cycle of addiction.

Low Level Laser Therapy Breaks the Addiction Cycle Of Smoking

Low Level Laser Therapy treatments work by raising those same natural endorphin levels, but on a much longer schedule. It stimulates the body’s cells to release endorphins over a period of 3-5 DAYS, as opposed to 1-2 hours for a cigarette. This longer, slower release protects you from the distressing symptoms – irritability, cravings, nervousness – that go with quitting smoking. Since it’s known that about three to five days is the length of time it takes for nicotine to completely leave the body, I can provide you with a second laser treatment in the therapy schedule. This will help you triumph over the physical side of one of the toughest addictions to kick!

Once that period of approximately 5 days is past, your body is nicotine free. Now comes the mental part of quitting smoking. It will most likely be a challenge. I will gather information about you and your relationship with smoking, which will be important to your complete success. As you change the mindsets and mental habits that have underlain your habit, I will act as your support staff. You have my pledge that I will be there to help you to truly, finally quit smoking.

If you are interested in Laser Therapy treatments to stop smoking and live within driving distance of Paramus, New Jersey, feel free to call and schedule an appointment. CALL 201.618.3534.

Can Laser Therapy Treatments Help You Quit Smoking?

Can Laser Therapy Help You Quit Smoking?

Nicotine: one of the hardest substances to kick. Many smokers, worried about tobacco’s serious dangers, not to mention the expense of the habit, have tried and failed multiple times – a back and forth between addiction, hope and frustration that’s rough on the self-esteem, which in turn makes it all the harder to quit.

Smokers often get to the point where they’re willing to consider any approach to quitting that they hear about or see covered in the media. Here, we want to provide information on laser therapy as it is applied to the problem of quitting smoking.

What Is Laser Therapy?

Low level laser therapy is often called cold laser therapy to distinguish it from the hot lasers used in some surgical techniques. It involves low intensity laser light applied to or near the surface of the body. The usual goal is the production of endorphins and according to Chinese medicine  to unblock energy pathways in the body.  Laser therapy are to promote relaxation, the treatment of pain and inflammation in conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines. General benefits of laser therapy include stress reduction, improved energy levels, and quicker healing. It can also be applied as a painless, non-invasive version of acupuncture.

For a smoker on a quitting regime, the role of cold laser therapy would be to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

The laser treatment method

In a therapy session for pain, low level lasers are applied directly over or on the painful area of the body. When used for nicotine withdrawal, however, acupuncture principles are followed, and lasers are applied to the face, ears or  hands. The aim is to stimulate specific points that acupuncture theory identifies as related to addiction. Ear, or auricular, therapy, for example, uses the concept of the ear as a reflex center connected to the rest of the body via the central nervous system, and uses auricular mapping to show where to place the laser.

The technician applies the  laser, which is about the size of a flashlight or a large ballpoint, to the skin on the selected point. Photons – energy particles of light – penetrate the body’s tissues at the cellular level. It’s a pain-free procedure, completely non-invasive. Some people report tingling or a very slight burning sensation. These low intensity lasers produce no heat, and cannot burn the skin.

Is laser therapy safe – and are there benefits for quitting smokers?

Here, we’re in a confusing area. The FDA has approved a few cold laser device as safe for pain reduction and for cosmetic (fat reduction) applications. As noted above, there is no scientific evidence in the United States to date to support claims that such therapy treats, or helps to treat, nicotine addiction.

On the other side of the coin, cold laser therapy has been used medically in several European countries for decades with many positive scientific results reported. There are scientific studies with good controls currently being conducted in the US to investigate the use of the therapy for helping people stop smoking.

So the basic question of  benefit for smokers can only be based on data from decades of research in Europe, which has shown a positive response. Click the link to learn about my stop smoking services http://www.drrobertg.com/quitstopsmokingnjny/

There are many different kinds of devices being marketed on the internet and elsewhere, and a lot of unsubtantiated advertising claims are made for them, such as cures for herpes, cerebral palsy, and wrinkles. Some do not provide the advertised energy output, and others are not lasers at all, but devices with LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) built in. Best to work with a reputable laser practitioner.

As with many issues in alternative medicine, it’s best to keep an open mind. Alternative therapies can prove very valuable to people who need additional therapeutic support and want to complement conventional medicine. My conclusion? Laser therapy can be effective in helping people stop smoking and combined with hypnosis you have the highest success rates around.

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