Natural Cures for Insomnia
Hey guys, Axe here from DrAxe . Oneof the most common things I'll hear from my patients, is they'll say, quot; Axe, I can'tsleep.quot; And if you're one of those people that have trouble falling asleep, or strugglewith insomnia, or you wake up during the night, that's very common. In this tutorial I'm goingto go through the exact steps you need to follow to get better quality of sleep andto help you fall asleep fast. Step number one in overcoming sleep deprivationis to change your diet, surprisingly. And, for a lot of people, their diets are keepingthem from falling asleep. Before you go to bed, you need to really drop your carbohydrateconsumption. If you're consuming too many
sugars and carbs, your body is burning those,it's getting warm. And so, lowering that sugar, and grain intake, and carbohydrate intakebefore bed is important. And get some good quality fats before you go to bed. Somethinglike an avocado is a great food to actually help you fall asleep at night, either avocadoor some organic yogurt. So again, avocado and organic yogurt, are the best foods tohelp you naturally fall asleep. The reason they work is those foods are high in magnesiumand potassium. Magnesium and potassium are two crucial nutrients you need to help relaxthe body and to help you fall asleep at night. So remember avocado and yogurt, the top twofoods you can consume just a little bit here
or there in the evening that will help youfall asleep at night. The second step you need to do to overcomeinsomnia is to reduce stress. And for most people, along with diet, this is the big thingthat's keeping you up at night, is your mind starts racing, you keep thinking and you can'tshut your brain off. And there are several reasons for that. One, is you watched TV upuntil the point that you went to bed. That visual stimulus you're watching constantly,especially the blue light, and that doesn't just include the TV screen, it also includesyour computer, your iPad, or your phone. And that light is blue light, which actually tellsyour pineal gland in your brain that it actually
needs to keep running, so it messes with yourcircadian rhythms and cortisol levels. It keeps you from falling asleep at night whenyou were looking at that bright blue light in the computer screens and TV screens. So,about 30 minutes at least, ideally, an hour, but at least 30 minutes before bed, you needto shut off all electronics, and you need to start reading something that helps yourelax. Or start journaling. So you can get out ajournal and start writing things down. You can look at your schedule for the next dayand write that down. But I really recommend reading a novel that you enjoy, reading adevotional, your Bible, or just something
that helps you relax and wind down at least30 minutes before bed. And that's going to help, and in general reducing stress. And if you have something that's really stressingyou out, that's keeping you from sleeping at night, I recommend you start writing downthose things that stress you out. Work on addressing those the best you can, and thenstart scheduling things into the week that you love to do. It is so important. If you'vehad a great day, and you've been happy all day, it actually creates certain hormonesin your body known as endorphins that actually help you fall asleep at night. So actually,having a good mood throughout the day can
help improve your sleep at night. So stepnumber two, shut down the computers and read a book before bed. As well as just add somejoy into your life. Reduce stress; it's very important for falling asleep at night. Step number three, is take quality supplements,especially a magnesium supplement. And taking a magnesium supplement, about 400 to 500mga night before bed, can help you naturally reduce stress, and really improve sleep. Andso I recommend a high quality magnesium chelate or magnesium citrate before bed. So takinga magnesium supplement can help you fall asleep. Also supplements like melatonin can help,or valerian root. But I don't recommend doing
Anthony on Panic Attacks Bipolar Disorder and Treatment
My name is Anthony Morris. I'm a real estate broker in Brooklyn, New York. I had my first panic attack when I was maybe nineteenand I had been a drug dealer for a long time and I had stopped but then I had togo back and one day I had drugs on me and the police were in the area and I had a panicattack. It was a moment when I had no idea what to do with myself. I couldn'tcatch my breath. I couldn't think straight. I didn't know that that'swhat it was but I knew that my career as a drug deal was over. I began havingpanic attacks again in 2003. I realized
that I needed medical help and it was apsychiatrist, she diagnosed medication. After taking the medication for aboutfive weeks, I woke up twice one morning You know. I woke up and then I woke up again and I was back in my life and I was back in my body and I was a back inthe present moment. I was no longer in my depression and that was the first step was really regaining my mental health so yeah, first came the mental health and then came the emotional stability and the clarity of thought to be able to make betterchoices and then second was the physical. I was two hundred and twentyfive pounds. I was medically obese with morbidly high
cholesterol, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, as well as, aldepression, PTSD and anxiety so I had a lot to work on in my life and I found thateating better made me feel better and I lost weight which also made me feelbetter What happened was as I started makingchoices that were consistent with wellness I started feeling better and infeeling better I was able to make better choices because I was in a better place when I had to make the choice. It was just sort of a process that began to feed itself. Ittook a lot of work for me to feel like a
whole person. Took a lot of work butand in feeling like a whole person I can make holistic choices. I can take more into consideration when I am choosing for myself and choosing for my life and if Ihad some similar to that early on I might not have sacrificed so much ofmyself for the sake of feeling into whatever moment that was in front of me. The biggest misconception is that something is wrong. about all of it. That's the biggest misconception because there is nothing wrong because there is no wrong or right. There's just people and we are where we are and if wecould all just recognize the humanity of
each other and know that you're okay.
Psychosis Schizophrenia Schizoaffective Disorder Delusional Disorder Hallucinations
Distinguished future physicians welcome toStomp on Step 1 the only free tutorials series that helps you study more efficiently by focusingon the highest yield material. I'm Brian McDaniel and I will be your guide on thisjourney through Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorder like Schizoaffective, DelusionalDisorder and Schizophreniform Disorder. This is the 2nd tutorial in my playlist covering psychiatry. Psychosis is disorganized thoughts and a distortedperception of reality. Psychotic individuals will usually have a loss of function and alack of insight (they don't realize their perception of reality is distorted).
There are a few different types of psychoticsymptoms which we will review individually. Hallucinations are hearing, seeing, feeling,tasting or smelling something that isn't really there. This sensation has no externalstimuli. Due to the lack of insight these individuals think that what they perceiveis real. Schizophrenia is usually associated with auditory hallucinations where the individualhears voices. Tactile Hallucinations like the sensation of bugs crawling on their skinis usually related to street drugs. Olfactory (smell) hallucinations are more commonly seenin the aura before seizures. Delusions are strongly held beliefs that arenot based on fact. Due to the lack of insight
trying to convince a psychotic person thattheir delusions are false is almost impossible no matter of how much evidence you present.Delusions of Persecution are the most common type and involve paranoia. These individualsthink others are â€œout to get themâ€� and are trying to follow them, spy on them, poisonthem, steal from them or otherwise harm them. Delusions of Grandeur are when an individualbelieves that have special powers, talents or intellect. They may think they are famous,have supernatural abilities or have religious prominence. Other common themes in delusionare guilt, thought control, thought broadcasting (belief that others can hear your thoughts)and ideas of reference (belief that people
on TVradioprint media are talking aboutyou). Disorganized Speech or thought disorder israndom, incoherent speech that may involve repeating phrases or words that sound similar.The patient likely is not aware that their speech makes no sense to others. This is sometimesreferred to as â€œWord Salad.â€� Catatonia is motor hyperactivity with repetitivepurposeless motions or motor hypoactivity that leads to complete motor immobility waxyflexibility (you can move the patient into an odd position and they will stay in thatposition for hours). It can include a complete disconnect from reality.
Here is an example of waxy flexibility. Ifyou moved a cataonic person into this position they would be able to stay there without movingfor hours. A catatonic state should not be confused withCataplexy which is a type of narcolepsy where people have motor immobility while remainingcompletely aware of their surroundings. â€ƒIn the previous tutorial in the Psychiatry section we covered mood disorders. There we brieflydiscussed Mania with psychosis and depression with psychosis. The key difference betweenschizophrenia and a mood disorder with psychosis is that the psychosis in mood disorders isâ€œMood Congruent.â€� This means that the
psychosis is only present during mood â€œepisodesâ€�and that the psychosis is in line with their mood. So a manic individual may have delusionsof grandeur and a depressed person might have delusions of guilt. You can see here in the top right corner Igive Schizophrenia a high yield rating of 3. The high yield rating is a scale from 0to 10 that gives you an estimate of how important each topic is for the USMLE Step ! MedicalBoard Exam based on a number of factors including how often each topic appears on retired Step1 questions. To Learn more about the high yield rating you can click this orange boxhere.