Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis has been practiced in different cultures for a long time. Over the last fifty years hypnotherapy has emerged as an evidence based therapy. Indeed a substantial body of research has demonstrated the effectiveness of the application of hypnosis as part of the treatment of several conditions including pain, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome and much more.

Hypnosis is defined as a” state of trans” which increases susceptibility to suggestion. This has been demonstrated to be a valuable tool in facilitating various therapies and therefore improving the treatment efficacy and efficiency.

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating that is followed in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Italy, Spain, Greece, France and Morocco.

Although there are some variations between the different countries, the Mediterranean diet is in general high in plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds, olive oil and legumes (beans, peas and lentils). Fish, seafood, eggs and low fat milk and milk products are eaten in moderate amounts along with red wine with meals. Meat and meat products and sweet foods are eaten occasionally.

Health Benefits of the Mediterranean has been intensively researched. Mediterranean-style diet has been shown to be beneficial in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. It also help improving blood glucose control for individuals with type 2 diabetes as well as delaying the development of cognitive disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.



Prebiotic / Probiotic food


Probiotics are viable microbial agents that has been demonstrated to provide health benefits.

Probiotics organisms can be incorporated into supplements as well as foods (milk drinks, medicinal yoghurts, fruit juices etc…)

Traditional Fermented foods such as non medicinal yoghurt, sauerkraut and kefir were considered as probiotics in the previous definition, however they were excluded in the recent definition. They are considered now as food “sources of live and active cultures“.


Prebiotics are  foods that human can’t digest. They pass through the gastrointestinal tract undigested and  promote the growth of good bacteria in the large intestine.

Prebiotics can include both fibre and phytochemicals, mostly  found in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes

The different types of prebiotics can be classified into the following categories:

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) commonly found in  plant based foods ex:  wheat, rye, chickpeas, lentils,  green peas, red kidney beans,  cashews and pistachio

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)  found in a variety of plant-based foods ex:  asparagus, beetroots, garlic, leeks, onions, brussels sprouts, snow peas , watermelon and  rye

Resistant starch (RS) found in  variety of plant-based foods ex:  lentils, peas, beans, rolled oats and green bananas. The resistant starch content of rice and potatoes increase once cooked and cooled overnight prior to eating

Proantocyanidin (PAC)  found in plant-based foods ex: blueberries,  cranberries, strawberries, plums, dark chocolate, peanuts, pecans, and hazelnuts

Inulin found in  a variety of plant-based food ex: asparagus, globe  and Jerusalem artichokes,  barley, wheat bran, whole wheat,  garlic, leeks, onion, pasta salad

Pectin found in  variety of plant based food ex:  apples, orange  apricots, kiwi fruits, sugar snap peas , umpkin, eggplants,  beetroot, blueberries and sweet potatoes

Arabinoxylan (AX) found in  variety of plant based food ex: almonds, bamboo shoots, barley, flaxseed, rye, rice brown and white, sorghum,  rolled oat and wholemeal bread.