Downes  

Healthy Natural Solutions for Insomnia

Every person suffering insomnia is unique and so is their particular solution. Unnatural food, environmental toxins and other life-style choices result in an altered body chemistry unsupportive of natural restful sleep. There are many solutions however, and the right combination of factors could help you sleep like a baby! Consider these healthful steps.

Take the Sugar Challenge!
Refined unnatural sugar and corn sweeteners deplete the body of Health Building factors and must be avoided. Take the Sugar Challenge and break the cycle of sugar overload and restless fatigue. With our help eliminate refined sugar for 21 days and you may avoid it for the rest of your life while enjoying better health and sleep.

Organic Minerals
Some of the first nutrients to be deficient in the modern lifestyle are organic minerals which are vitally important to a properly functioning nervous system and sleep. Organically bound minerals are found in plants, becoming part of chlorophyll and other plant nutrients  and every person needs them to one degree or another.

Vitamin Complexes
Single vitamins extracted from their naturally occurring synergists stimulate changes in unnatural ways. Over decades these vitamin extracts have been proven again and again to be of little or no value to health. Only vitamin complexes, those found in whole foods and whole food concentrates, are valuable to the long term health of the body. Avoid taking high potency synthetic vitamins. Replace them with natural whole food vitamin complexes. Ask me for alternatives.

Digestion
Amino acids necessary for the formation of neurotransmitters must come from food that is properly digested2 therefore digestive enzymes must be present in the appropriate quantities. If you have bloating, heartburn, gas and other symptoms of indigestion, nutritional support for your digestion may be an answer for your insomnia.

Purify Toxins
Build-up of toxins can result in allergies, swollen nasal passages and symptoms of sleep deprivation and insomnia. It is advised to consider a purification program periodically to reduce the build up of toxins which may contribute to insomnia and other conditions.

Get in the Rhythm of Nature!
Our bodies respond to cues from the morning sun and the evening darkness to create the chemical messengers that control waking and proper sleep. Bright lights at night such as TV and computer screens can stimulate the brain in such ways that restful sleep is delayed.

Get regular Chiropractic Adjustments
Misalignment of the neck can produce undue tension on  the spinal cord and brain stem which can stimulate the Reticular Activating System (RAS) which is responsible for sleep and wakeful cycles. 

Use Supportive Bedding
A good orthopedic pillow which supports the normal anatomical curve of the neck is an important investment.  Proper support in a goodmattress is more important than many realize. We spend about one third of our lives in our beds, thus proper support and comfort are critical!

Peace and Purpose
Spending a few minutes calming your nervous system in an evening activity of meditation and reflection upon the good we do each day to help our family, friends and coworkers can do wonders for ending our days on a positive note, thus preparing us for restful sleep.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They are to support your health.
1 http://www.lunesta.com/lunestaOverview/lunestaPPI.html
2 90% of Serotonin comes from the gut.

 

redbar
doctors notes

 

Headache Relief with Chiropractic Care
Many people suffer from chronic headaches needlessly. Some headaches can be attributed to stress or tension which can affect the neck. In fact the latest medical literature1 reports that many cases of chronic headache are caused by a biomechanical problem in the neck—which is often misdiagnosed or unrecognized by physicians.
Continue >

Power Immunity
Just say no to H1N1

Our bodies do not have an immune system, as much as it is an immune system in its functional totality.  Systems such as the skeletal system, respiratory system, reproductive system, endocrine system, central nervous system, etc. are complete functioning systems with a clear set of organs and responses.  The human body does not have a single immune system, as it is better described as having an immune alliance among various systems  and organs which when coordinated by the brain, give an immune response to the presence of disease associated factors, such as bacteria or vital invasion.  The immune alliance is comprised of the thymus gland for lymphocytes, the spleen for antibodies, bone marrow for blood cell formation, digestive system and its acid to destroy parasites, intestinal flora, which destroy pathogenic microbes, and the liver for detoxification and enzyme production.
Continue >

Whole Food for whole body health
As a chiropractor I came to my work in whole food nutrition not by design but by necessity. My earlier thought was that there were plenty of nutritionists, plenty of nutritional advice, and lots of vegetables to be had if one wished to follow that path.
Continue >

We can help arthritis
Twenty-five years in the back-care field has brought more people through my door who thought they had no hope concerning their daily quota of aches and pains. "Oh its my "arthritis", or my "rhematism", nothing anyone can do about it, my mother had it, four of my brothers have it, it just runs in our family...
Continue >

Click here to view past blogs

 

pinline

Copyright 2014, Downes Whole Health Solutions