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FDA says menthol smokes ‘worse’ than normal cigarettes

MentholUS regulators have said menthol cigarettes are more harmful than other cigarettes, but stopped short of limiting their sale.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would seek consultation on possible restrictions for the products.

The agency said that while mint-flavoured cigarettes may be just as toxic as others, it was easier to start smoking them and harder to quit.

Menthol cigarettes are one of the few growing areas of the tobacco industry.

The FDA has commissioned further research into the subject.

It is inviting input from the health community, tobacco industry and members of the public about the products.

“Menthol cigarettes pose a public health risk above that seen with non-menthol cigarettes,” said the preliminary results of the FDA’s study.

It also found the cooling and anaesthetic qualities of the menthol made them less harsh – and more appealing – to smokers.

The report’s conclusions echoed some of the findings of an earlier review from 2011, which suggested that a ban on menthol cigarettes would benefit public health.

But the tobacco industry has said that menthol cigarettes do not need to be subject to different regulations from normal cigarettes.

A group of former health officials, including two cabinet secretaries from the Carter and Bush Senior administrations, denounced the FDA’s inaction.

“The failure of this administration to act undermines the public health and is particularly harmful to vulnerable young Americans and African-Americans,” they said in a joint statement.

According to an earlier study from the US Department of Health only about 25% of white smokers choose menthol cigarettes, while more than 70% of African-American smokers use them.

Daily Calcium will Help you to Succeed!

There’s a very good reason why milk is usually included in most diet plans. Together with other dairy products including yoghurt and cheese, it’s packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, which is needed for strong bones and teeth. In fact, good intakes of calcium, particularly in childhood, the teenage years and early adulthood can help reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) in later life, a condition that currently affects one woman in three and one man in 12 over the age of 50.

Calcium Cheese

Fortunately, reduced-fat dairy products contain just as much calcium, if not a little more, than full-fat products, making them an important part of a slimming diet.

Good non-dairy sources of calcium include fish where the bones are eaten such as canned sardines and mackerel, white bread (white flour is fortified with calcium), green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, nuts, seeds, beans, dried fruit and oranges. Fortunately, many of these foods also tend to be low in calories and so can easily be incorporated into a sliming diet. As you’re currently avoiding dairy products, you should make sure you eat plenty of these foods. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the body more easily absorbs the calcium in milk and dairy products than the calcium in most other food.

For good health, the Department of Health recommends that adults consume 700mg of calcium each day.

How to Exercise in a Fun Way

Thankfully we’re all different in our likes and dislikes, and, therefore, exercise in a variety of ways. It is essential that you find an activity that is enjoyable, appropriate, accessible and affordable for you. That way you are far more likely to build it into your routine and continue regular exercise, despite the inevitable set backs due to illness, family commitments, work etc.

Excercise Fun

For people who do not like sweating in a fitness studio there are fun alternatives.

When going to the local park, nature trails or trips to the seaside, try to incorporate longer walks into the outing and take a picnic so you are in control of what you are going to eat that day.

Always use the stairs instead of the lift. Bear in mind that every single step helps.

Get off the bus a stop before the usual one and walk the rest of the way.

Use commercial breaks between TV-programmes to stand up and do exercise, or consider using an exercise bicycle in your living room while watching your favourite programme.

Easy Weight Loss Success!

Easy Weight Loss Success!

Clinical studies showing how hypnosis helps with weight loss are irrefutable:
In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985).

In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only .5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986).

In a meta-analysis, comparing the results of adding hypnosis to weight loss treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).

To succeed at becoming the slimmer NEW you, here are some useful tips to combine with hypnosis as an adjunct.

REMEMBER the four magic action words.
“Eat less.
Exercise more”.

Know that your body’s daily requirement for life energy from your food is much less than you think.

“Eat less.
Exercise more”

Remember that it was by over-eating that got you this annoying problem in the first place.

It’s a fact that if you eat more than your body needs for today, your body can’t process it, so it just stores it on your body (like a food storage cabinet), hoping that perhaps you’ll need it tomorrow or for a rainy day. And if you do this every day… you get what you got.

“Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.” Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain Oprah Magazine, 8/04

“With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.” Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99

“The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.” The Mayo Clinic 12/03

It’s not your fault you became overweight, maybe your parents programmed you not to waste food, “Eat everything up!” Or you learned to eat super-fast! Even to eat un-consciously! In an unconscious food trance.

It’s not your fault you became overweight, maybe you learned to comfort eat with food. Perhaps it helped you to cope… to relax… to forget…

Remember… That comfort eating has made you feel uncomfortable with your body.

It’s not your fault you became overweight, perhaps it was a form of protection from something in the past, Now long past… this behaviour is no longer needed or valid anymore.
It is NOW your responsibility from now on to do things differently… from this very moment.

Your overweight membership just expired.
The past is now over!
Now you can embrace your new slimmer future starting TODAY!

Take the time to chew your food properly, slow it down… (20 times is good amount to chew before swallowing)

Eat slowly.
Eat in a fully conscious state of mind.

Also Remember to breathe, to take long deep breaths regularly to help you relax and oxygenate the living cells of your body.

Shallow breathing gives you very little.

Your body’s many trillions of cells all need oxygen to help to release the energy from the food you eat.
So breathe in long deep breaths, hold for eight and release, exhaling them with a sigh…

And take plenty of regular exercise. You will begin to love any kind of exercise. Even walking briskly!
Power walking!
Burn the fat. Energise!
Burn the calories right off your body.

Burning calories feels good. Walking, running.
Any kind of regular exercise feels great!

Burn the fat! Burn through those unwanted calories

Regular exercise speeds up your metabolism, increasing your basal metabolic rate, so you’re even burning calories even when your not exercising, between the regular exercise bursts.

Reduce calories by eating less and eating more healthily.

It is not necessary to crash diet.
This usually ends up with the person concerned either getting weaker or giving up completely in desperation. This in turn can lead to a yo-yo diet effect of the weight loss – weight gain cycle. Cut down on fatty foods and eat instead more bread, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.

Eating 300 to 500 calories less per day, will lead to safely losing between one and two pounds each week. This is a realistic weight loss. It may seem slow, but would add up to a weight loss of more than three stone over a year.

Having a glass of water instead of juice, eating less lunch than usual and having smaller portions of the food you enjoy are all ways to reduce calorific intake without having to necessarily alter your diet significantly.

Avoid a second helping at dinner and snacks between meals, which may have become a habit. Cut down on beer and alcohol. All these things will influence your health in a positive way.

Just notice bad self-image thoughts and let them pass.
If your sense of self is fragile, if your body feels wrong notice the thoughts that you say to yourself, the pictures of yourself that come to your mind, the feelings in your body as a consequence of this, as if they are clouds moving across the sky in your conciousness, breathe in deeply, hold for a few moments and then let these feelings pass.
Practice this daily.

View food as a medicine.
Start thinking of food as a medicine with its own special power to change your mood and boost your confidence.
Food for good brain chemistry.

Eat little and often.
This will keep your metabolism active and your blood sugar fully stable. This is the “form” of your eating.

Eat low GI Carbs and enough protein for your needs.
Low GI carbohydrates such as brown bread, basmati rice, fresh fruit and veg. Absorb their nutrients slowly and keep your brain chemistry balanced and your energy levels stable. Include about two fistfuls of protein each day, ideally divided among your meals to keep your serotonin levels steady. If you are a vegetarian learn where you can find protein in foods such as beans and lentils and nuts (not salted ones!) Soya and quinoa..

Always eat breakfast.
No compromise on this one, it’s the single most important meal for keeping moods and cravings away. Ideally eat something that keeps blood sugar stable, cereals like porridge, shredded wheat and Weetabix. Brown toast with protein or a fruit smoothie with added seeds some useful alternatives for protein and hunger cravings.

Keep caffeine and diet drinks low.
Before you reach for the extra cup of coffee, think again. Caffeine and diet drinks with artificial sugars generate hunger and cravings through changes in your internal physiology.

Take fish oil daily.
Take fish oil or linseed oil as a supplement for the rest of your life. This is the ultimate brain food. Fish oils are rich in Omega 3 fats which are now being used widely to treat depression and anxiety.

Be open to new ways of thinking.
Don’t be black and white. Go for small changes and if you have a bad day just relax and get back on track, and if you need help, go and get it.

Drink water.
Drink water, but don’t use water as an excuse to fill yourself up. Dehydration can bring on cravings.

Eat super-foods.
Learn about super-foods. Eat one per day; keep a food log and aim to get the number up each week. It’s not necessary to be a health freak. Have fun with food. Food will heal you. Use seeds, dark chocolate, foods with colour and learn to cook so that you can know what is going into your food. Until you are eating a diet that is high in super-foods, take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement each day.

The 80/20 principle.
If eighty percent of the time you are really super healthy and good around food and exercise, and twenty percent of the time you give yourself permission to have a little treat occasionally.. . you will be improving all the time and avoiding perfectionism. Always dangerous perfectionism.
Stay realistic. Little by little you are really changing.

The healthiest way to lose weight is neither crash diets and fad diets nor sudden bursts of exercise. The body likes slow changes in terms of food and exercise. For example, someone who has not exercised for years should not rush into running three miles every day. Exercise needs to be increased slowly.

People who eat a lot will experience problems if they suddenly start starving themselves. Introduce changes gradually. Even relatively light exercise such as a short walk may be beneficial if done frequently. The calories you eat minus what you use in exercise and maintaining your body will be stored as fat.

Remember that someone who only increases the amount they exercise, but maintains the same diet and calorie intake, will almost certainly still lose weight.

Full listing of Phobias

phobias A-Z

You might be surprised how many of the population suffers from one type of phobia or another. For some people the phobia can be mildly distressing but manageable. For others it can be extremely debilitating.  A phobia is an irrational fear of a particular stimulus. This stimulus can be a thing, or a situation, or an activity. People with phobias will usually go to great lengths to avoid whatever it is they fear,  or they will tolerate it whilst experiencing high levels of anxiety.  For some people, an extreme phobia can even trigger a panic attack experience. In severe cases the phobia can end up literally controlling and shrinking the person’s life.


Ablutophobia – Fear of washing or bathing.
Acarophobia – Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
Acerophobia – Fear of sourness.
Achluophobia – Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia – Fear of noise.
Acrophobia – Fear of heights.
Aerophobia – Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.
Aeroacrophobia – Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia – Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Agateophobia – Fear of insanity.
Agliophobia – Fear of pain.
Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.
Agraphobia – Fear of sexual abuse.
Agrizoophobia – Fear of wild animals.
Agyrophobia – Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Aichmophobia – Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Ailurophobia – Fear of cats.
Albuminurophobia – Fear of kidney disease
Alektorophobia – Fear of chickens.
Algophobia – Fear of pain.
Alliumphobia – Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia – Fear of opinions.
Altophobia – Fear of heights.
Amathophobia – Fear of dust.
Amaxophobia – Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia – Fear of walking.
Amnesiphobia – Fear of amnesia.
Amychophobia – Fear of scratches or being scratched.
Anablephobia – Fear of looking up.
Ancraophobia – Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)
Androphobia – Fear of men.
Anemophobia – Fear of air drafts or wind.(Ancraophobia)
Anginophobia – Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.
Anglophobia – Fear of England or English culture, etc.
Angrophobia – Fear of anger or of becoming angry.
Ankylophobia – Fear of immobility of a joint.
Anthrophobia or Anthophobia – Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia – Fear of people or society.
Antlophobia – Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia – Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia – Fear of infinity.
Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)
Apiphobia – Fear of bees.
Apotemnophobia – Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia – Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers.
Arrhenphobia – Fear of men.
Arsonphobia – Fear of fire.
Asthenophobia – Fear of fainting or weakness.
Astraphobia or Astrapophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.(Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia)
Astrophobia – Fear of stars or celestial space.
Asymmetriphobia – Fear of asymmetrical things.
Ataxiophobia – Fear of ataxia. (muscular incoordination)
Ataxophobia – Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia – Fear of imperfection.
Atephobia – Fear of ruin or ruins.
Athazagoraphobia – Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.
Atomosophobia – Fear of atomic explosions.
Atychiphobia – Fear of failure.
Aulophobia – Fear of flutes.
Aurophobia – Fear of gold.
Auroraphobia – Fear of Northern lights.
Autodysomophobia – Fear of one that has a vile odor.
Automatonophobia – Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues – anything that falsly represents a sentient being.
Automysophobia – Fear of being dirty.
Autophobia – Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia – Fear of flying.


Bacillophobia – Fear of microbes.
Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria.
Ballistophobia – Fear of missiles or bullets.
Bolshephobia – Fear of Bolsheviks.
Barophobia – Fear of gravity.
Basophobia or Basiphobia – Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.
Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
Bathophobia – Fear of depth.
Batophobia – Fear of heights or being close to high buildings.
Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc.
Belonephobia – Fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia)
Bibliophobia – Fear of books.
Blennophobia – Fear of slime.
Bogyphobia – Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.
Botanophobia – Fear of plants.
Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia – Fear of body smells.
Brontophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.
Bufonophobia – Fear of toads.


Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia or Cainotophobia – Fear of newness, novelty.
Caligynephobia – Fear of beautiful women.
Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia – Fear of cancer.
Cardiophobia – Fear of the heart.
Carnophobia – Fear of meat.
Catagelophobia – Fear of being ridiculed.
Catapedaphobia – Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Cathisophobia – Fear of sitting.
Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors.
Cenophobia or Centophobia – Fear of new things or ideas.
Ceraunophobia or Keraunophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)
Chaetophobia – Fear of hair.
Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia – Fear of cold.(Frigophobia, Psychophobia)
Chemophobia – Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.
Cherophobia – Fear of gaiety.
Chionophobia – Fear of snow.
Chiraptophobia – Fear of being touched.
Chirophobia – Fear of hands.
Cholerophobia – Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.
Chorophobia – Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia – Fear of money.
Chromophobia or Chromatophobia – Fear of colors.
Chronophobia – Fear of time.
Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks.
Cibophobia – Fear of food.(Sitophobia, Sitiophobia)
Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces.
Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia – Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
Cleptophobia – Fear of stealing.
Climacophobia – Fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs.
Clinophobia – Fear of going to bed.
Clithrophobia or Cleithrophobia – Fear of being enclosed.
Cnidophobia – Fear of stings.
Cometophobia – Fear of comets.
Coimetrophobia – Fear of cemeteries.
Coitophobia – Fear of coitus.
Contreltophobia – Fear of sexual abuse.
Coprastasophobia – Fear of constipation.
Coprophobia – Fear of feces.
Consecotaleophobia – Fear of chopsticks.
Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.
Counterphobia – The preference by a phobic for fearful situations.
Cremnophobia – Fear of precipices.
Cryophobia – Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.
Crystallophobia – Fear of crystals or glass.
Cyberphobia – Fear of computers or working on a computer.
Cyclophobia – Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia or Kymophobia – Fear of waves or wave like motions.
Cynophobia – Fear of dogs or rabies.
Cypridophobia or Cypriphobia or Cyprianophobia or Cyprinophobia – Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.


Decidophobia – Fear of making decisions.
Defecaloesiophobia – Fear of painful bowels movements.
Deipnophobia – Fear of dining or dinner conversations.
Dementophobia – Fear of insanity.
Demonophobia or Daemonophobia – Fear of demons.
Demophobia – Fear of crowds. (Agoraphobia)
Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.
Dentophobia – Fear of dentists.
Dermatophobia – Fear of skin lesions.
Dermatosiophobia or Dermatophobia or Dermatopathophobia – Fear of skin disease.
Dextrophobia – Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Diabetophobia – Fear of diabetes.
Didaskaleinophobia – Fear of going to school.
Dikephobia – Fear of justice.
Dinophobia – Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.
Diplophobia – Fear of double vision.
Dipsophobia – Fear of drinking.
Dishabiliophobia – Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Domatophobia – Fear of houses or being in a house.(Eicophobia, Oikophobia)
Doraphobia – Fear of fur or skins of animals.
Doxophobia – Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.
Dromophobia – Fear of crossing streets.
Dutchphobia – Fear of the Dutch.
Dysmorphophobia – Fear of deformity.
Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents.


Ecclesiophobia – Fear of church.
Ecophobia – Fear of home.
Eicophobia – Fear of home surroundings.(Domatophobia, Oikophobia)
Eisoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
Electrophobia – Fear of electricity.
Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom.
Elurophobia – Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia)
Emetophobia – Fear of vomiting.
Enetophobia – Fear of pins.
Enochlophobia – Fear of crowds.
Enosiophobia or Enissophobia – Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.
Entomophobia – Fear of insects.
Eosophobia – Fear of dawn or daylight.
Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers.
Epistaxiophobia – Fear of nosebleeds.
Epistemophobia – Fear of knowledge.
Equinophobia – Fear of horses.
Eremophobia – Fear of being oneself or of lonliness.
Ereuthrophobia – Fear of blushing.
Ergasiophobia – 1) Fear of work or functioning. 2) Surgeon’s fear of operating.
Ergophobia – Fear of work.
Erotophobia – Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Euphobia – Fear of hearing good news.
Eurotophobia – Fear of female genitalia.
Erythrophobia or Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia – 1) Fear of redlights. 2) Blushing. 3) Red.


Febriphobia or Fibriphobia or Fibriophobia – Fear of fever.
Felinophobia – Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)
Francophobia – Fear of France or French culture. (Gallophobia, Galiophobia)
Frigophobia – Fear of cold or cold things.(Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia)


Galeophobia or Gatophobia – Fear of cats.
Gallophobia or Galiophobia – Fear France or French culture. (Francophobia)
Gamophobia – Fear of marriage.
Geliophobia – Fear of laughter.
Geniophobia – Fear of chins.
Genophobia – Fear of sex.
Genuphobia – Fear of knees.
Gephyrophobia or Gephydrophobia or Gephysrophobia – Fear of crossing bridges.
Germanophobia – Fear of Germany or German culture.
Gerascophobia – Fear of growing old.
Gerontophobia – Fear of old people or of growing old.
Geumaphobia or Geumophobia – Fear of taste.
Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gnosiophobia – Fear of knowledge.
Graphophobia – Fear of writing or handwriting.
Gymnophobia – Fear of nudity.
Gynephobia or Gynophobia – Fear of women.


Hadephobia – Fear of hell.
Hagiophobia – Fear of saints or holy things.
Hamartophobia – Fear of sinning.
Haphephobia or Haptephobia – Fear of being touched.
Harpaxophobia – Fear of being robbed.
Hedonophobia – Fear of feeling pleasure.
Heliophobia – Fear of the sun.
Hellenologophobia – Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Helminthophobia – Fear of being infested with worms.
Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia – Fear of blood.
Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia – Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Heterophobia – Fear of the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – Fear of the number 666.
Hierophobia – Fear of priests or sacred things.
Hippophobia – Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of long words.
Hobophobia – Fear of bums or beggars.
Hodophobia – Fear of road travel.
Hormephobia – Fear of shock.
Homichlophobia – Fear of fog.
Homilophobia – Fear of sermons.
Hominophobia – Fear of men.
Homophobia – Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Hoplophobia – Fear of firearms.
Hydrargyophobia – Fear of mercurial medicines.
Hydrophobia – Fear of water or of rabies.
Hydrophobophobia – Fear of rabies.
Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia – Fear of glass.
Hygrophobia – Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
Hylephobia – Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.
Hylophobia – Fear of forests.
Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia – Fear of responsibility.
Hypnophobia – Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
Hypsiphobia – Fear of height.


Iatrophobia – Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.
Ichthyophobia – Fear of fish.
Ideophobia – Fear of ideas.
Illyngophobia – Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.
Iophobia – Fear of poison.
Insectophobia – Fear of insects.
Isolophobia – Fear of solitude, being alone.
Isopterophobia – Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.
Ithyphallophobia – Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.


Japanophobia – Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia – Fear of Jews.


Kainolophobia or Kainophobia – Fear of anything new, novelty.
Kakorrhaphiophobia – Fear of failure or defeat.
Katagelophobia – Fear of ridicule.
Kathisophobia – Fear of sitting down.
Kenophobia – Fear of voids or empty spaces.
Keraunophobia or Ceraunophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)
Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia – Fear of movement or motion.
Kleptophobia – Fear of stealing.
Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms.
Kolpophobia – Fear of genitals, particularly female.
Kopophobia – Fear of fatigue.
Koniophobia – Fear of dust. (Amathophobia)
Kosmikophobia – Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Kymophobia – Fear of waves. (Cymophobia)
Kynophobia – Fear of rabies.
Kyphophobia – Fear of stooping.


Lachanophobia – Fear of vegetables.
Laliophobia or Lalophobia – Fear of speaking.
Leprophobia or Lepraphobia – Fear of leprosy.
Leukophobia – Fear of the color white.
Levophobia – Fear of things to the left side of the body.
Ligyrophobia – Fear of loud noises.
Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
Limnophobia – Fear of lakes.
Linonophobia – Fear of string.
Liticaphobia – Fear of lawsuits.
Lockiophobia – Fear of childbirth.
Logizomechanophobia – Fear of computers.
Logophobia – Fear of words.
Luiphobia – Fear of lues, syphillis.
Lutraphobia – Fear of otters.
Lygophobia – Fear of darkness.
Lyssophobia – Fear of rabies or of becoming mad.


Macrophobia – Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia – Fear of childbirth.
Malaxophobia – Fear of love play. (Sarmassophobia)
Maniaphobia – Fear of insanity.
Mastigophobia – Fear of punishment.
Mechanophobia – Fear of machines.
Medomalacuphobia – Fear of losing an erection.
Medorthophobia – Fear of an erect penis.
Megalophobia – Fear of large things.
Melissophobia – Fear of bees.
Melanophobia – Fear of the color black.
Melophobia – Fear or hatred of music.
Meningitophobia – Fear of brain disease.
Menophobia – Fear of menstruation.
Merinthophobia – Fear of being bound or tied up.
Metallophobia – Fear of metal.
Metathesiophobia – Fear of changes.
Meteorophobia – Fear of meteors.
Methyphobia – Fear of alcohol.
Metrophobia – Fear or hatred of poetry.
Microbiophobia – Fear of microbes. (Bacillophobia)
Microphobia – Fear of small things.
Misophobia or Mysophobia – Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.
Mnemophobia – Fear of memories.
Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia – Fear of dirt or contamination.
Monophobia – Fear of solitude or being alone.
Monopathophobia – Fear of definite disease.
Motorphobia – Fear of automobiles.
Mottephobia – Fear of moths.
Musophobia or Muriphobia – Fear of mice.
Mycophobia – Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
Mycrophobia – Fear of small things.
Myctophobia – Fear of darkness.
Myrmecophobia – Fear of ants.
Mythophobia – Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
Myxophobia – Fear of slime. (Blennophobia)

Nebulaphobia – Fear of fog. (Homichlophobia)
Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things.
Nelophobia – Fear of glass.
Neopharmaphobia – Fear of new drugs.
Neophobia – Fear of anything new.
Nephophobia – Fear of clouds.
Noctiphobia – Fear of the night.
Nomatophobia – Fear of names.
Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals.
Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia – Fear of becoming ill.
Nostophobia – Fear of returning home.
Novercaphobia – Fear of your step-mother.
Nucleomituphobia – Fear of nuclear weapons.
Nudophobia – Fear of nudity.
Numerophobia – Fear of numbers.
Nyctohylophobia – Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night
Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark or of night.


Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight.(Pocrescophobia)
Ochlophobia – Fear of crowds or mobs.
Ochophobia – Fear of vehicles.
Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8.
Odontophobia – Fear of teeth or dental surgery.
Odynophobia or Odynephobia – Fear of pain. (Algophobia)
Oenophobia – Fear of wines.
Oikophobia – Fear of home surroundings, house.(Domatophobia, Eicophobia)
Olfactophobia – Fear of smells.
Ombrophobia – Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia – Fear of eyes.
Oneirophobia – Fear of dreams.
Oneirogmophobia – Fear of wet dreams.
Onomatophobia – Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)
Ophthalmophobia – Fear of being stared at.
Opiophobia – Fear medical doctors experience of prescribing needed pain medications for patients.
Optophobia – Fear of opening one’s eyes.
Ornithophobia – Fear of birds.
Orthophobia – Fear of property.
Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia – Fear of smells or odors.
Ostraconophobia – Fear of shellfish.
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia – Fear of heaven.


Pagophobia – Fear of ice or frost.
Panthophobia – Fear of suffering and disease.
Panophobia or Pantophobia – Fear of everything.
Papaphobia – Fear of the Pope.
Papyrophobia – Fear of paper.
Paralipophobia – Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.
Paraphobia – Fear of sexual perversion.
Parasitophobia – Fear of parasites.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th.
Parthenophobia – Fear of virgins or young girls.
Pathophobia – Fear of disease.
Patroiophobia – Fear of heredity.
Parturiphobia – Fear of childbirth.
Peccatophobia – Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.
Pediculophobia – Fear of lice.
Pediophobia – Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia – Fear of children.
Peladophobia – Fear of bald people.
Pellagrophobia – Fear of pellagra.
Peniaphobia – Fear of poverty.
Pentheraphobia – Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)
Phagophobia – Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten.
Phalacrophobia – Fear of becoming bald.
Phallophobia – Fear of a penis, esp erect.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of taking medicine.
Phasmophobia – Fear of ghosts.
Phengophobia – Fear of daylight or sunshine.
Philemaphobia or Philematophobia – Fear of kissing.
Philophobia – Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Philosophobia – Fear of philosophy.
Phobophobia – Fear of phobias.
Photoaugliaphobia – Fear of glaring lights.
Photophobia – Fear of light.
Phonophobia – Fear of noises or voices or one’s own voice; of telephones.
Phronemophobia – Fear of thinking.
Phthiriophobia – Fear of lice. (Pediculophobia)
Phthisiophobia – Fear of tuberculosis.
Placophobia – Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia – Fear of wealth.
Pluviophobia – Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Pneumatiphobia – Fear of spirits.
Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia – Fear of choking of being smothered.
Pocrescophobia – Fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)
Pogonophobia – Fear of beards.
Poliosophobia – Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
Politicophobia – Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Polyphobia – Fear of many things.
Poinephobia – Fear of punishment.
Ponophobia – Fear of overworking or of pain.
Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple.
Potamophobia – Fear of rivers or running water.
Potophobia – Fear of alcohol.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of drugs.
Proctophobia – Fear of rectums.
Prosophobia – Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia – Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia – Fear of mind.
Psychrophobia – Fear of cold.
Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying.
Pteronophobia – Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets.
Pyrexiophobia – Fear of Fever.
Pyrophobia – Fear of fire.

Radiophobia – Fear of radiation, x-rays.
Ranidaphobia – Fear of frogs.
Rectophobia – Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.
Rhabdophobia – Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)
Rhypophobia – Fear of defecation.
Rhytiphobia – Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia – Fear of dirt.

Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween.
Sarmassophobia – Fear of love play. (Malaxophobia)
Satanophobia – Fear of Satan.
Scabiophobia – Fear of scabies.
Scatophobia – Fear of fecal matter.
Scelerophibia – Fear of bad men, burglars.
Sciophobia Sciaphobia – Fear of shadows.
Scoleciphobia – Fear of worms.
Scolionophobia – Fear of school

More Fat Loss Tips

How to get slim and healthy - 9 ‘Bullet-proof' ways

You have heard about all the weight loss programs or even tried some yourself. And failed! You will learn here a very important fact that can turn your weight loss battle into a fat loss success.

The reason most people want to achieve weight loss is because they want a healthier fitter self. Let’s think about this for a minute.

The human body is made mainly of fat, protein, carbohydrates and water. You can lose weight by reducing your bodies content of any one of these but which is the healthiest option.

You can lose weight by losing more water from your body. That is what diuretics do. Now although the scales will return a lower figure than before, is this really a fitter you? I think not! It ends up with a dehydrated you and let’s be honest, one day you just have got to drink.
What about losing body protein. This happens when you starve yourself. You burn up lean body mass, protein, and eventually replace it with fat. Again, not a healthier, fitter you.

The crux is what you need to focus on is losing body FAT. Fat loss should be the main focus of your bid to get fit and healthy. Fat loss does not necessarily mean weight loss. In fact you may put on weight! This is because most fat loss programs build muscle bulk as well. Volume for volume, muscle weighs more.

So you may ask that if your weight could go up, why bother with a fat loss regimen.

Simple. A 70 kilogram, lean man is more healthy than a 70 kilogram fat man.

Think about it. A weight lifter could weigh a hundred kilograms but he is mostly lean muscle with very little fat. Think of how healthy he is compared to the 100 kilogram fat man. Who is heading for that stroke or heart attack?

So shift your focus. Go from the million weight loss diets that never work to a healthy fat loss program.

Burn the fat. Succeed where others failed.

“Eat less, Exercise more.”

Look at your weight loss target goal daily as a number to re-enforce your commitment to your new healthy eating behaviours and taking of regular exercise.

Any kind exercise is better than none at all. Even walking briskly for 30 minutes a day will soon bring you those much desired results.

Any exercise that gets your heart-rate up above normal is in fact burning through those unwanted calories off your body.

Be healthy.

The Benefits of Quiting Smoking

Max Kirsten Hypnosis and NLP, London

  • More energy
  • Better sense of taste and smell
  • Cleaner teeth and gums
  • Fresher breath
  • Clearer thinking
  • Feeling more relaxed
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Fewer head aches
  • No sore throat
  • No wheezing or coughing
  • More active life
  • Less chance of cancer
  • Lower risk of stroke
  • Lower sinus problems
  • Lower analogies
  • Lower risk of importance
  • Less colds
  • More money
  • Better insurance rates
  • No standing in cold to smoke
  • Improved sports performance
  • Cleaner home and car
  • No burnt clothing or furniture
  • No more smelly clothes
  • No nicotine stains on fingers
  • Feeling of achievement
  • Feeling in control
  • Increased self confidence and self respect
  • Freedom from dependence
  • No chest pain
  • Live longer
  • Improved breathing

The good news about quiting smoking

  • Within 30 minutes of quitting smoking, your pulse rate slows down and blood pressure drops toward normal.
  • Within 8 hours of stopping, the level of carbon monoxide in your blood drops, enabling the blood to carry more oxygen.
  • With in 24hrs carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
  • Two days after quitting, nerve endings begin to recover and your sense of smell and taste begin to return. there is no nicotine in the body.
  • Within 72 hours of quitting, your lungs’ bronchial tubes expand and lung volume increases. you should feel energy levels increase.
  • 2-12 week your circulation improves.
  • 3-9 Months after quitting, shortness of breath diminishes. lung function is increased by up to 10%.
  • In the first year, the risk of heart attack attributed to smoking declines for both men and women.
  • Two to three years after quitting, the risk of heart attack attributed to smoking is virtually gone.
  • After 10 years, the risk of developing cancer is about the same as for nonsmokers.