According to Professor Whorwell, who is professor of medicine and gastroenterology at the University Hospital of South Manchester, Hypnotherapy sessions could help provide a sense of relief to foodies experiencing food and drink intolerance's this winter. Professor Whorwell recently spoke to Lifestyle Magazine, femalefirst.co.uk about the links between food intolerances and mood.
His comments come following research from Allergy UK that suggests the winter time could be an extremely testing time for those who suffer food intolerance but don't understand their links to their mood.
For example, allergyuk.org says that a 45 per cent of Britons suffer from a food or drink intolerance, and tests by institutions like YorkTest Laboratories have shown that diet can have a direct impact on the way someone is feeling.
These kinds of findings are backed by the fact that serotonin - the 'happy hormone' - is actually produced in the gut and not the brain, suggesting mental well-being is intrinsically linked to what goes into the stomach.
With IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) being one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the UK, experienced by around 10-20 per cent of the population according to the NHS, Professor Whorwell explained that hypnotherapy is one of the best treatments around.
"Of the relaxation therapies available, we find that hypnotherapy can be very helpful when it comes to treating IBS," he said. "The link between mood and gut symptoms is clear and hypnosis not only helps to reduce anxiety but also has a direct effect upon the gut, thereby reducing symptoms".
If you would like to find out more about hypnotherapy could help you with any food related issues, please contact Christy on 01252 334377 or email: Christy@christyhypnotherapy.com