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Are Gums Dangerous?  


Chewing gum cannot do harm but if we swallow it or throw it in other places beside the trash can, it is possible that it can do harm not only to our body but to other properties around us. This is the reason why Singapore discourages gums. If we are caught spitting gums here in Singapore, we can be fined, jailed or worse, both.


There are people who think that gums are dangerous especially if swallowed. According to Dr. Ronald Kirschner, a toxicologist of Nebraska Regional Poison Centre, occasionally swallowing gums is not serious or dangerous. Gums will just pass through our digestive tract like other foods do. It will be out of our system – eventually.

However, there is a possibility that swallowing large quantities of gums can block our intestines and can cause intestinal problems. More than that, gums have more benefits than presenting danger. Gums can aid dental health.

We are not convinced but experts say that gums can indeed aid dental health. There are certain gums recommended by dental associations (we only need to look for the official seal of approval). Gums can effectively decrease plaque acids, lessen cavities and remineralize our tooth enamel.


Apart from that, gums can also boost our thinking abilities. There was a study done by researchers at St. Lawrence University in 2011. The research found that people who chewed gums five minutes before series of cognitive tests revealed an improved memory and retention skills compared to other participants who did not chew gums.

To conclude, gums are not dangerous if we keep it where it belongs – in our mouths (and trashcan of course after using it).


The Benefits of Hypnotherapy

We all have some sort of anxieties that can lead to mental problems if it is not resolved. For example, you are scared to talk in public or you are afraid of heights. Some people think that it is natural and they let it slip. They do not try to overcome it hoping that they can live normally. However, that is not high recommended. We need to overcome it so we will realize our full potential.

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Are you familiar of hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and therapeutic interpolation. The therapist will lead the patient to heightened suggestibility (usually called trance) to affect positive change. Hypnosis alone can be a good help to patients seeking for treatment. Hypnosis is known for its effectiveness when it comes to treatment of physical, psychosomatic and mental disorders. Here are the benefits of hypnotherapy in details:

  • Healing of emotional wounds: Hypnotherapy can help you heal. If you have unpleasant past and you cannot seem to move on, you should seek for a hypnotherapist and get help. Hypnotherapy can help you with the healing of your emotional wounds by using regressive techniques. The regressive techniques will help the therapist (and you) identify what particular point in your life troubled you.
  • Controlling chronic pains: Apart from the emotional wounds, hypnotherapy will also help you control your chronic pains. Hypnotherapists will teach you techniques when it comes to controlling your pain. You should not heavily rely on your medications. This therapy will help you manage your pain and decrease your dependency to medications. If you have medical treatments, hypnotherapy can also help you manage it.


  • Correction of self-destructive habits: What are self-destructive habits? Self-destructive habits include smoking, gambling and other addictive habits. It will lead you to ruin. Before nothing is left, you should look for hypnotherapists and seek for cure. You should be willing to change your ways in the first place.
  • Correction of other dysfunctional behaviours: Other dysfunctional behaviours include overeating, insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders and many more. If you are serious of overcoming these behaviours, you should consider hypnotherapists and believe that you can change.

Some people do not believe about hypnotherapy because they believe that it is a way of controlling them. If you are seeking for treatment, you will try everything so you will be cured whether it is physical or mental disorder. Hypnotherapy is not new in Singapore. In fact, there are many clinics here in Singapore who offers hypnotherapy. If you consider it, be open minded and believe that you can be cured.



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