• Thanks Eric

    I think the mindfulness is probably the key. I haven’t done it for over a week, so fingers crossed that the mindfulness and the self-hypnosis are working. I’ll have a look at that product, also. Thanks.

    Kind Regards

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    I have a full set of ceramic teeth, top and bottom (because of my age), which…[Read more]

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