Kate Middleton's Food Aversion Therapy: Leading Hypnotist George Bien Explains
Britain's sweetheart, Kate Middleton, has developed an acute aversion to food and is doing something to stop it.
The duchess, who is expecting her first child this summer, is undergoing hypnosis to manage her hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), or acute morning sickness.
She has been suffering severely from food aversion, even spending some time in the hospital last month. "Kate still looks at food and feels nauseous," Jessica Hay, a friend, told Australia's New Idea Magazine. "She's been plagued with that feeling you have when you've had food poisoning and your stomach's shrunk."
HG causes severe nausea and vomiting, which leads to dehydration. But how effective can hypnotherapy be in treating HG?
We spoke with Dr. George Bien, a world-renowned hypnosis expert who has appeared on programs such as First Edition, NBC News, and Inside Edition, and explained why food aversions develop and how hypnosis can help.
Wax figures of William and Kate at Madame Tussaud's in New York.
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