Can’t Go? Bunged Up? Pipes Clogged?

constipated monkey

Constipation is not a subject often spoken about in polite company, but I’ve found it simply amazing that when one person brings the subject up, the discussion can go on forever … and ever!

Talking about constipation can involve ways and means, trying this and that, but in the main the talk is about the disappointing results, for one reason or other.

So here goes – opening a discussion that gets so many people involved.


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Do You Like Wine, But it Doesn’t Like You?

Mouse & Wine

Over the years people have asked me to write about what I have done to overcome various health issues and reactions, in particular what I did and did not do to ultimately recover from chronic fatigue syndrome a disease, which affected me for 3 years.

Before beginning to address that difficult time, I want to help you gain an insight into a topic, which needs to be a pleasure for people, rather than a negative experience, which it was for me.

Do you enjoy wine yet it doesn’t appear to like you?

While many people do appear to have reactions to wine, they blame wine as the being culprit rather than delving deeper.

Barring any clearly defined allergic responses, there are numerous issues each person does need to explore, so they too can enjoy the pleasures of wine.

There are at least eleven points, which need serious consideration.

We’ll look at a list of most of the possible triggers followed by a simple explanation about each. Grape variety is without doubt a most important area for you to consider … first – you’ll understand why in the article penned by Diana Todd-Banks previously, a long time international wine consultant and US wine importer.


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Neuro-Technology & Brainwave Balancing – Solutions for Brain Trauma?

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Welcome to the Diana Todd-Banks Show!

Di speaks with Lee Gerdes about neuro-technology and brainwave balancing.

In Today’s Episode, You Will Discover…

1. What do you mean by a balanced brain?

There are a lot of ways to think about a balanced brain, but one important aspect is balance in the autonomic nervous system. Science has shown that right side of the brain manages “fight-flight” response; left side manages “rest-digest-freeze.” In a balanced brain, neither of those sides is excessively dominant over the other.

2. What are examples of what happens when someone is imbalanced?

Someone with dominance of the fight-flight response may have a tendency for over-arousal, anxiety, high blood pressure. Someone with dominance of freeze response may be more emotionally numb, or be in more of a shut-down state.

3. How do people get unbalanced?

Accumulated stresses or trauma. There’s a psychologist named Stephen Porges who has explained that the highest level of the autonomic nervous system is to be in a self-calming mode, which keeps us relaxed and flexible, and makes social communication easier.


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Balancing Your Brain – Brief But Important Comments and Suggestions

Hi Everyone,

You may well become utterly amazed as I was, when I first heard and read about the incredible new information on balancing the brain. I can attest to what it’s like to have your brain balanced as I experienced the five day intensive program at the beginning of October. Having experienced many positive benefits myself, I will be undertaking some special projects for the company in Australia this is why if you have some non technical questions please contact me.

If you have heard me speak about my experiences I know you will want to find out more so here’s how.

There is so much information on the site (www.balanceyourbrain.net/wave)


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Now for Something Totally Different! Meet the Dating Goddess

Now for Something
Totally Different!

Meet the Dating Goddess

Book by the Dating Goddess

Every day I receive emails from different media / health & well being resources and other interesting topics. Rather than let the information just be stagnant I have decided from time to time I’ll send you some intriguing and interesting information about a range of different topics that may appeal to you or at least some of you. Some may even be entertaining but always informative. I’m doing this for a reason. Right now I’m spending a lot time on speaking and also planning a new concept for a web TV / You Tube Channel.

So this mail today is the first. Watch out for more. I promise, you will not be inundated with unnecessary time wasting ‘stuff.’

This email will introduce you to the ‘Dating Goddess‘ who after twenty years of married suddenly found herself single again as her husband left her totally without warning. 18 months later she began dating and so began a journey into what was for her unexplored territory dating in midlife. Her collection of books are the result of those experiences. If these are not for you, I’m sure you’ll know someone who will enjoy them.

Go to her website and find out what she offers
. It’s also all great reading!

http://dianatoddbanks.com/dategoddess

More about the Dating Goddess

“The divine authority for dating after 40″

Bestselling author, speaker and featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, USA Today and numerous others.

Author of the 13-book “Adventures in Delicious Dating After 40″ series:

  • Date or Wait: Are You Ready for Mr. Great?
  • Assessing Your Assets: Why You’re A Great Catch
  • In Search of King Charming: Who Do I Want to Share My Throne?
  • Embracing Midlife Men: Insights Into Curious Behaviors
  • Dipping Your Toe in the Dating Pool: Dive In Without Belly Flopping
  • Winning at the Online Dating Game: Stack the Deck in Your Favor
  • Check Him Out Before Going Out: Head Off Dud Dates
  • First-Rate First Dates: Increase the Chance of a Second Date
  • Real Deal or Faux Beau: Should You Keep Seeing Him?
  • Multidating Responsibly: Play the Field Without Being A Player
  • Moving On Gracefully: Break Up Without Heartache
  • From Fear to Frolic: Get Naked Without Getting Embarrassed
  • Ironing Out Dating Wrinkles: Work Through Challenges Without Getting Steamed


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How To Break through Challenges & Propel Yourself to Success

Welcome to the Diana Todd-Banks Show!

Today Di speaks with Gary Spinell, author of Beyond Intent and It Was YOU, All Along. We discuss how to achieve success, obtain goals, create our reality and how to break through our challenges.

Gary’s new book, Beyond Intent: Crossing the Threshold to Your Dreams is the first book that helps explain why you got stuck and shows in both practical and spiritual nuances, how to get un-stuck.

During Today’s Episode, Di Asks Gary…

  1. Your latest book is titled Beyond Intent: Crossing the Threshold to Your Dreams, why did you write this book? How is it different?
  2. You reference in one chapter about several miscommunications surrounding the Law of attraction. One Myth which did pique my interest, ‘#5 – Continually focusing on the end result.’ Why by doing this can that lead us astray?
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Di Meets Simon T Bailey & Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Another Brilliant Day in Hollywood … all I can say is WOW!

With the warm brilliant sunshine glowing on the Hollywood Walk of Fame what an inspiring way to begin a day. Seeing many of the past and present famous names etched in a rose quartz coloured star into the sidewalk, then walking all over them, just doesn’t seem right.

Today was all about inspiration, motivation, emotion, and tons of passion exuding from the incredible presenters. Set inside the hallowed walls of the old style Hollywood theatre, Beachers Bakehouse Theatre, it’s an area where groups are rarely allowed to hold meetings or Summits as ours was; so it was a special honor to be there, and to celebrate that and the day, each author delegate was given mimosa (OJ and champagne) or good champagne.

Then on came Simon T Bailey with a bang – so much energy, so much passion, fire and enthusiasm you couldn’t help but smile.

But it wasn’t too long before Simon had everyone rolling with laughter and this continued for most of his session however he is not a funny man! He is deadly serious and very keen to impart his knowledge in a quest to help those that come into his world like all of the authors present.

Frequently dotted amongst his humorous personal stories were profound “pearls of wisdom” and knowledge and although some of the points you may have heard before, that didn’t matter because of the way he presented them with loads of humor – in fact at one point I literally fell out of my seat laughing.

Here are some of those pearly moments I managed to record but sorry folks they’re minus the homorous presentatiion. Every presentation was filmed and thankfully each author will receive copies of every video.

Here are some of those “pearls”:

  • There are 20,000 moments in every day make the most of them all because every moment creates momentum.
  • Consciously learn to understand and master … moments.
  • People are like elevators they take you up or down! Be around those who take you up!
    Sometimes you can be successful but lost!
  • Whatever you don’t deal with will deal with you.
  • Whenever you are stuck in life you are stuck in your mind When the brain is worried the brain slows down Worry, fear, stress have a pinic in your soul so you get stuck, stagnant You gotta let it go … to let it come!
  • When you let it go you release the negative energy and that opens up the doors to let it come!
  • Everything you need to be brilliant is inside of you Rejection is a gift Frustration is a gift and Failure is not final, failure is feedback Failure is your friend Failure is a gift to you
  • You were born to be brilliant… but dont wait for the outside accolades … constantly applaud yourself!
  • Feel like a mosquito in a nudist colony – have a field day throughout your life!

Watch for more from me in Hollywood!

Cheers Diana

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How to Use Natural Weight Management for Type 2 Diabetes Reversal

Welcome to the Diana Todd-Banks Show!

Today Di speaks with Brendan McDonagh on his natural, drug free method that helped him to be medically declared type 2 diabetes free.

Brendan’s Father died in 2004 having suffered the worst possible effects of type 2 diabetes this included gangrene, amputations, transplants and other invasive operations, he was 74 years old.

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Brendan was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008 at the age of 51. After a period of shock and denial and remembering the horrific quality of life his father had for many years before his death, Brendan went on a mission of research that included interviewing doctors, dietitians, nurses, alternative health practitioners and other type 2 diabetics. Brendan went on a national medically supervised type 2 diabetes management program as part of his research.

Not satisfied with the current methods of treating diabetes and, after a year of research Brendan developed his own system for dealing with diabetes that led to him being medically declared type 2 diabetes-free, 3 years after his diagnosis.


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Di Attends Hollywood Celebrity Branding Day


Today at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood is Celebrity Branding Day

Often authors have a difficult time marketing and branding themselves because they’ve directed so much of their energy into book writing and writing for a particular audience- this is why the focus of today was going to be so powerful … an eye opener.

Within this haunted hotel it’s not uncommon for brief moments of history to waft around the halls and walkways, and as I passed the Academy Award Room, the Oscar Room and then walked into the Granada Room it wasn’t surprising to be confronted with a TV crew setting up for the Summit’s meeting for the Celebrity Branding Day. Full of lights, sound technicians and a massive movie screen on the front wall 20 of us were fortunate to be there; an intimate group of us sitting surrounded by late 1920′s Hollywood style furnishings.

The first half of today we are being lectured about Celebrity Branding and how to apply that to ourselves which meant adopt the true Hollywood position of story telling – genuine story telling written from the heart not the head. Written with passion sadness, inspiration and tragedy good stories trigger oxytocin in our bodies, the naturally occurring hormone which can be released even with a hug, a kiss or a good emotive story.

The authors present were part of the Summit because we did that but we told to never lose sight of that we must keep reminding ourselves to put passion in our real stories along with the good and not so good times.

Some of the main points we all took away from this powerpacked session were these:

We live in an Attention Age
Writers need to use passionate story selling for their success
Stories make information instantly relevant because they engulf involve us – the reader – if written well.
Writers need to get away from hard selling to heart selling

The next step was to understand the 5 Rules of Celebrity Expert Marketing

So many more key points were addressed and discussed but space does not allow for that.

Then toward the end of the session we were given this extraordinary exercise!

Have you ever written an Obituary for your Business?

That challenge was quietly thrown at us and challenge it was. I’ll spare you my answer.

The next post will be about my first time experience of watching Simon T Bailey an astonishing speaker and Kenni Thomas. Kenni was the real life hero of the true story on which the award winning movie Black Hawk Down, was based.

So watch for more from me in Hollywood!

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Di at The National Academy of Best Selling Authors Summit

The National Academy of Best Selling Author’s Best Sellers Summit was an exciting captivating experience for all 149 best selling authors who were in LA to receive an Award The Quilly Award. I am thrilled to say I received two.

Staged at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood it is the only historic hotel in Hollywood operating today.

Opening its doors in 1927 and playing host to the very first Academy Awards in 1929 the history throughout the hotel added drama to the mystique of the place as authors from around the world gazed in awe of what had occurred in these hallowed walls. It is also where Marilyn Monroe graced her presence. History is everywhere!

Needless to say right outside the hotel’s doors is the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the stars imprinted into the sidewalk seem to go forever.

At one evening event I met a fascinating and inspiring woman Dr. Caroline Manuel who despite her advanced MS still confidently consults as a Consultant Psychiatrist in addition to writing a best seller and her reason for being at the Summit.

For me the reason I attended the Best Sellers Summit is because of two books Cracking The Success Code with Brian Tracy and the second was The Success Secret with Jack Canfield.

In the first I wrote about “Fear is a Gift in Disguise” and is a true story of my feelings going through some very difficult times in my life.

The second I wrote about “Beyond Life’s High Hurdles Lies Success” and another true story of the darkest time of my life and how with time I not only overcame the serious illness but am now helping others achieve a new life too.

Both books are available on my website but in eBook form right now.

There is so much to talk about particularly some of the incredible inspiring, serious for a moment hilarious speakers and I will write about these in the coming days.

There’s much more to come from my Hollywood experience!

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