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The surface of the skin is replaced every couple of weeks.Skin cells regenerate four times faster after a gentle injury, like ripping the top layer with sticky tape.

Liver cells turn over every 300 to 500 days.The human liver has an amazing capacity to regenerate itself. Remove up to 70 per cent of the organ and it will grow back to its normal healthy size in as little as a couple of months

The gut lining is replaced every 2 to 3 days.

Your fingernails grow almost 3.5mm each month, although the little fingernail grows more slowly than the others.Toenails grow at a rate of 1.6mm each monthand the big toenail grows fastest.

Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.

The lining of the bronchial tubes is replaced every 2-10 days . Microscopic air sacs called alveoli last 4 to 5 weeks.

The skeleton is completely replaced every 10 years and is the slowest to rejuvenate.


So you are literally not the same person you were as your body continues to change; some parts quicker than others.

So why is changing eating habits so difficult?

Why is giving up smoking so difficult?

It’s the mind. The habit is engrained in the cells and the thought patterns and the chemicals in the body have come to believe that the habit is rewarding. This is a complete fantasy for negative habits. It’s a trick of the mind. Cigarettes don’t relax you, nicotine is a stimulant drug. Eating sweet stuff to excess doesn’t offer comfort from stress or difficult emotions. It’s a mirage  that the unconscious mind makes you believe to maintain a habit it’s been deluded into thinking is good for you. So if your body can rejuvenate, so can your mind and you can retrain it to let go of old habits and learn new ones.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses the power of the body and the mind to work with this natural regeneration process so you can get back in control and change any negative habits.

Jill Tonks

Jill Tonks


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