After many failed diets, Julie Bick turned to bariatric surgery in a desperate bid to lose weight.
The 50-year-old nurse and grandmother in Cobourg, Ont., had hoped that a gastric band, designed to temporarily reduce the size of her stomach, would help her shed pounds. Instead, she ended up feeling sick and miserable, suffering from constant indigestion and an unusual cough after undergoing the procedure in 2013.
Tests showed that Bick’s gastric band, which was supposed be around her stomach, was actually tightly wrapped around her esophagus, causing gastric reflux and other problems. “What I learned about gastric bands is that it doesn’t always work,” Bick told CTV News. “It’s not foolproof…it’s not a long-term solution.”
Another patient, Jamie – said she paid $12,000 for the Lap-Band device in 2005, but doctors estimate that her hospital stays and procedures probably cost the health care system well over $100,000.
Both Bick and Dr. Urbach said it’s unfair that the public health care system is now on the hook for complications related to procedures performed in private clinics.
“It is a little bit unfair that a private clinic can perform these procedures and if there are downstream problems it is really the public system that becomes responsible for caring for the patients and for paying for costs of care down the road,” Dr. Urbach said.
Although gastric bands are less popular now than in previous years, Jamie said she wants people to be aware of all the risks involved. Jamie is planning to join a proposed class-action lawsuit against Allergan Inc., the maker of the Lap-Band device.
“We have been contacted by dozens of people who have been implanted with this device. We believe, however, that there are many more patients out there in Canada who are simply unaware of this lawsuit,” lawyer David Moriarty of Rosenberg Kosakoski LLP, the firm spearheading the legal action, told CTV News.
A Solution & Alternative to Surgery could be just what is needed
Hypnotist Lynn Thier (RHN.) would like to invite local people struggling to lose and maintain their weight to take part in a trial to for a hypnotic weight-loss system which incorporates the Virtual Gastric Band, developed by UK clinical hypnotherapist Sheila Granger.
Following training, Lynn Thier will trial the procedure in Fredericton, NB.
The treatments are delivered in four weekly sessions and the participant believes that they have undergone bariatric surgery in the first session to reduce the stomach to the size of a golf ball. This is followed by three further sessions which deal with the psychological triggers that allow a person to overeat. Feedback shows that the hypnotherapy is like ‘flicking a switch in the brain’, turning off cravings and eating only until satisfied. The Virtual Gastric Band has received much attention in the UK, attracting people from all over the country to undergo the treatments which have a 95% success rate.
“I am very excited at the prospect of being able to help my clients to lose weight in this way. There is nothing magical or mystical about hypnotherapy, instead it is a method that enables a person to help themselves. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Fitness Trainer, I’m also able to provide above and beyond hypnosis – Such as: nutrition education, exercise programs as well as other therapies that include NLP Techniques & Time Line Therapy(R). My passion is hypnotherapy so i’m happy to refer clients to other healers & fitness trainers that are in alignment with me and who I consider to be excellent service providers.” Lynn Thier
I am passionate about promoting the benefits of hypnotherapy and allaying the misconceptions associated with stage hypnosis. I believe that the ‘Virtual Gastric Band’ can revolutionize weight-loss around the world. I know this because it has proven its effectiveness in two trials conducted in the UK.” Sheila Granger
Please contact Lynn to book your assessment & consultation and to see if you qualify and are a good fit for Gastric Band Hypnosis. This is an hour appointment where we review your health history, diet history, nutrition, symptomatology, habits, mental and emotional well-being as well as goals.
This hypnosis works for anyone who wants change, who is struggling to lose 100 lbs or even those last 20 lbs.
There is no limitation on size, if you have even a smaller amount to lose, this type of hypnosis can also be done for you! **Clients with more than 20lbs to lose or 17% of their body weight, whichever is greater – will also qualify for the W-Loss Grant Program where they will be reimbursed 80% upon reaching their goals.
* Results based on 2 UK trials. The first trial saw 24 out of 25 candidates lose an astounding 190lb in 5 weeks. This result attracted the attention of a General Practitioner in Beverley, East Yorkshire England and a second trial was conducted with 12 of his patients who had been removed from the bariatric surgery waiting list on the UK’s National Health Services (NHS)
list. Again 95% of the group experienced a positive result.
Obesity is associated with an annual cost in Canada of between 4.6 td 7.1 Billion! There are a number of treatments already available – none of which deal specifically with the psychological triggers or past Trauma’s that cause a person to gain weight. The Virtual Gastric Band does, and now people worldwide are taking hypnotherapy seriously.
FREE information session – May 24th, Thursday at 6:30pm. Please register as seating is limited!
Join me Lynn Thier, Instructor of Hypnosis and Certified Gastric Band Hypnotherapist to learn more about this procedure as well as the W-Loss Grant program where you will be re-imbursed 80% of all costs associated with our programs.
The first 10 to join will have the opportunity to join as our trial subjects with special Bonuses & Offer! You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! To register contact ME HERE TODAY!
To your health, results and success!
Lynn Thier – Your Mental Fitness Trainer & Fat Loss Expert!
About: Lynn Thier will get you there ~ with practical cutting edge methods for making positive shifts & change happen. Owner of Peak Performance Academy, Lynn teaches and consults on how to get mentally fit in sport, business and life. Lynn offers seminars, training’s and programs as well as Board Certifications in NLP Coaching, NLP Techniques, Hypnosis & Time Line Therapy(R).