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
5 Questions about Presumptions for Gulf War and Undiagnosed Illnesses
The Veterans who servedduring Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and which havecontinued up to the present, includes countries such as Iraqwhere most of the fighting happened and Kuwaitand also Saudi Arabia and some of the other surrounding countries. A Veteran who has served inthe Gulf War is entitled to a presumption of serviceconnection for any undiagnosed illness.
In addition to undiagnosedillnesses, Veterans who have a medically unexplained chronicmultisymptom illness such as irritable bowelsyndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, andother functional GI disorders. Based on an Institute ofMedicine report, we made presumptive nineinfectious diseases which were found to be associated with service not only in the Gulf,but also in Afghanistan.
The other presumptionsare not available for those who servedin Afghanistan. A Veteran who did serve inAfghanistan and had one of those conditions would need to provideevidence that they either had it in service or it was due to someexposure while they were on active duty there. Service connectiongenerally requires three distinct components.
One, there has to beevidence of a disability. There has to be evidenceof something in service, either an injury, a disease,or an exposure of some kind. Then there has to be what iscalled a medical nexus or a link between the currentdisability and what happened in the service. The presumption eliminatesthe need for the nexus. It's presumed that it resultedfrom their service.
An undiagnosed illness is onethat, regardless and despite of all the testing that can bedone, no diagnosis can be made. The undiagnosed illnessmay appear in any of the body systems, so it can be inthe respiratory system, the cardiovascular system,neurological system. When we either get a report froma Veteran's private provider or in response to a requestfor a VA examination
from a VHA ian, we expectthat, if after all the testing is done the examiner cannot makea diagnosis, that they will put in their report that this Veteran has an undiagnosed illness ofwhatever body system is involved. What I hope to let you know orto impart to you today is that when you file a claim for anundiagnosed illness, please be sure that you havean undiagnosed illness.
Gulf War Veterans VA Benefits Attorney Francis Jackson
live from houston texas the humidity capital of the world it's time formoney for lunch where we feed your brain and your business with super sized potions of business and financial news Now your host Bert Martinez hey hey guys we are back I am your host Bert Martinez andyou are tuning in to money for lunch today I think is going to beespecially
good show typically we always have agood show today's guests are I think exceptionallyawesome I think you are going to find it a lot of fun and veryinformative my first guest is Francis Jackson he's a bestsellingauthor and disability lawyer as well as one of our regularcontributors you know one of things that I like about Francis is that he really is helping people he works with a lot of Vets if you will
I think it's got to be rewarding when youwhen you're helping people solve some serious problems FrancisJackson is an attorney who specializes in disability law for those seeking veteransdisability benefits and Social Security disability benefits a founding partner of Jackson andMcNichol he has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox network affiliates around thecountry he most recently appeared as a guest ofBen Glass on the consumer advocates show
discussing benefits for veterans andsocial security disability benefits and how his practiceallows him to make a difference in the lives of people facing these disabilities he's also beenquoted in USA Today and is listed in Cambridge's whose who Mr. Jackson was honored by the National Academy ofbestselling authors with a Quilly award in September of 2012 for his contribution as a joint author
to the bestselling book quot;Protect and Defendquot; where he wrote aboutprotecting one's rights to veterans disability compensation asalways Francis welcome to money for lunch thanks Bert nice to be here you bet man and you knowwhat I'm glad we're talking about this topic is kinda timely I mean especially this week with memorial dayand people really thinking about you know the veterans and thecontribution that our
brave men and women do so I'm glad thatwe're talking about this topic and so my first question to you is this how to someone lets say in the gulf warapply for disability benefits actually it's pretty simple Bert allthey have to do is contact the local the office of the VeteransAdministration the Department of Veterans Affairstechnically and those folks will will get themstarted but it's now possible to do it online youcan go to VA.gov and