Wednesday November 15, 2017
Health Symptoms for Vitamin B12 deficiency Vitamin B12 is necessary for the production of red blood cells and plays an important role in maintaining the health of nerve cells and in the formation of genetic material. According to a New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey, eight percent of the population may be vitamin B12 deﬁcient. The vitamin is found in certain foods such as meat, ﬁsh, milk products and eggs. Initial symptoms of vitamin B12 deﬁciency include dizziness, fatigue and hearing difﬁculties. If untreated, it can result in anaemia and damage to the nervous system. Intramuscular vitamin B12 injections form the basis of most treatment plans. The deﬁciency can be caused by an inadequate diet – particularly vegetarians and vegans need to be aware that they require additional B12. Drug and heavy alcohol consumption can also be a cause. Symptoms usually don’t appear for at least two years. Source: Southern Cross Healthcare
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When is the best age to stop wrinkles, and start cosmetic injections? There’s no right time to start having appearance medicine treatments, but here’s some info on when’s a good time to consider having cosmetic injections, and if they are right for you. 20’S: Although lines and wrinkles are not usually a concern in your twenties, it can be used as a preventative measure to help slow signs of ageing. 30’S: Forehead wrinkles, crows’
feet and frown lines are often more pronounced; appearance medicine can help smooth and reduce ﬁne lines, while also preventing them from forming. 40’S: This is when appearance medicine and ﬁllers can help rejuvenate by adding volume, reducing lines, and correcting the signs of ageing. Book a free consultation at your local Caci to ﬁnd out more.
Taking the stress out of everyday life Stress can be caused by a lot of things. Some of these include working long hours, relationship problems, hyperactive kids, looking after elderly or unwell family members, ﬁnancial worries, mortgage commitments, mounting bills, a lack of sleep etc. Long term stress can rewire your brain, leaving you more vulnerable to worry and low mood. The “butterﬂies in the tummy” feeling is an effect of stress and can lead to major gut issues. Your gut makes many neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine, your body’s “feel good” hormones, and melatonin for good, deep sleep. When you stress, you lose these and can be left feeling anxious,
disinterested in life and unmotivated. Managing stress supports your immune system and mental well-being, and can support hormone balance and calm your body’s nervous system. If you ﬁnd you are overwhelmed by stress, it is important to have a stress management programme, especially if the things that stress you out are likely to continue.
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Beat the sugar habit as Louisa did! Last week an article was written in this very newspaper talking about a session that I took with a client to help her with her sugar addiction. This morning I spoke with a lady who was worried about her 9 year old boy and his unhealthy fascination with the white stuff and, just this afternoon I helped a young man with his own addiction to gummy bears and pineapple lumps. I’m pretty sure I’m on to something here… Sugar addiction seems to be a thing many people struggle with but they are often surprised when I tell them just how common it is. A quick Google search reveals claims that sugar is similarly addictive to cocaine, I can’t speak to that but it’s probably the single most common request for help that I have. I couldn’t say why people, and, after conversations with other hypnotists around the country, Wellingtonians in particular, often seem to
struggle with the sugar monster. The good news is that it is something people can usually get past with a little help from someone like me. Occasionally this leads on to making other positive life style changes including weight loss, healthier eating or finding that there is something else they want to change. Sometimes, clients come back to me wanting help with these problems too, sometimes they have everything they needed from me the first time around and the rest just comes naturally. Ultimately though, if you, a friend or a loved one is struggling with the often painful fascination with refined sugar, know that it’s not uncommon and that the answer might be as simple as giving me a call.
Contact me for a no-obligation assessment 8a Penlington Place, Karori Ph. 021 203 3374 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntrance.co.nz
TELL-TALE SIGNS YOU ARE STRESSED • Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning • Getting cranky • Feeling overwhelmed with your normal workload • Needing coffee or energy drinks to get you through the day • Not being able to sleep at night HealthZone Stress Zone supports your body and mind in times of stress, and may be particularly beneficial if you have poor dietary habits or poor digestion of food.
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Independent Herald 15-11-17