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
Sore Throat Flu Sick Try Natural Remedies For A Fast Recovery
Last week, I woke up with a sore throat andI decided to take some remedies to help get over the sore throat and the achy feelingI was having. And, I'd like to share with you today what I took that actually helpedme get over it in one day. First up is vitamin C. Now, I used this vitamin C that I got froma naturopathic friend of mine. You can use any vitamin C. Vitamin C builds theimmune system and just kind of makes everything work better. You can take 1000 mg a day or2000 mg a day. You basically keep increasing your dosage until you have a loose stool,and then you back off a little bit. And, then you just keep taking that vitamin C untilyou're better. An excellent formula to take
is the Wellness Formula. Now, the WellnessFormula, you open it up and you smell, and you smell power. It is packed with herbs andall kinds of vitamins and minerals and nutrition that you need that helps your body get overwhatever sickness you may be encountering. I highly recommend the Wellness Formula. It'sgot stuff like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, copper, sodium, garlicclove (you can smell the garlic), echinacea, elderberry, olive leaf, and a whole bunchof other stuff and if you get sick. Take this stuff. It's very, very good. Okay, the nextthing that I recommend is acidophilus, a probiotic. Now, I found this acidophilus in my refrigerator,which is where you want to keep acidophilus.
I only had a few left, but acidophilus isbasically friendly bacteria that your gut needs for it to work properly, and in yourgut is where your immune system is built. Or, shall we say a healthy gut builds a strongimmune system. So, friendly bacteria into the gut. Build your immune system helps youget over that sickness faster. So, the next remedy is echinacea. Now, echinacea basicallygives your immune system a jump start. It like boosts the immune system. It gets itgoing. This one is from Schulze. Schulze makes his own line. One thing I like about Schulze is he's very much into putting in lots of the herb. In other words, he makesthem strong. You really need strength. You
need high dosages when something is goingwrong with your body. Different from a maintenance dose. A maintenance dose you take a littlebit over time. It kind of keeps everything working. When you got something going on,you take a therapeutic dose and that's what you really want to have, therapeutic dose.So, Schulze understands that. His Echinacea comes with garlic and pepper, as in the cayennepepper only he uses a different kind, but similar. And the heat and the garlic and theEchinacea, again, super charges the immune system. Okay, the next remedy is a homeopathicremedy. In this case, it's the Triple Flu Defense. They make a new batch every yearbased on whatever strains they think are going
to be affecting people in that year. And,the thing about homeopathic remedies is this: it works at an energetic level and, you know,a lot of people don't quite buy into that, but let me explain something to you. (A) Itworks; (B) If you were to take apart your cell phone, would you understand exactly howit worksé All the electronicsé No, me neither, but you use it every day because whyé It works.So, homeopathic remedies work. They work at an energetic level. They basically send apulse into your energetic field. And, that gets the field doing what it needs to do tostart healing. Okay, that's it for now. I hope this helps you. Next time you get sick,instead of thinking about doing a flu shot
why don't you think about going to yourhealth food store, going to the supplement section and getting a bunch of supplementsand natural remedies to get over that sickness faster by helping your body do what it knowshow to do, which is heal. If you like the tutorial, please subscribe to my channel, andalso hit the â€˜like' button, and if you have any comments, go ahead and put them atthe bottom there. And, I will respond to your comments and answer any questions that I can.Thank you so much.
Sleep Better with These 5 Natural Sleep Remedies
Is falling asleep a struggleé Can't sleepat nighté It needn't be. Find out how you could sleep better naturallywith these 5 subtle changes to your bedtime routine.Stay tuned. Many of the bedtime rituals habits thatwe've established for ourselves are not conducive to getting a good night's rest.How you feel the next day during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep.By learning how to avoid common sleep enemies trying out a variety of healthy sleeppromotingtechniques, you'll eventually develop your personal routine to a good night's sleep.Let's take a look at how we can accomplish
this by creating your magical hour beforelights out. The solution to falling asleep quickly gettinga restful sleep does not boil down to just one thing or strategy.I wish it were that simple. It's a combination of factors or positivehabits that you gradually introduce into your current sleep routine over time thatsend you into lala land faster. In essence you're layering several strategieson top of each other in order to augment accelerate the positive sleep effect.With the goal of getting a restful sleep that recharges the body, clears the mind decreasesyour morning fatigue, let's take a look at
those 5 natural sleep remedies.But before I do that allow me to take a moment to explain the role of melatonin productionin establishing your body's natural sleepwake cycle.Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone controlled by light exposure.Your brain secretes more of it in the evening when it's dark to make you sleepy.And less during the day when it's light out you'd like to stay awake alert.So let's see how you could naturally increase your melatonin levels by making a few subtlechanges to your sleep routine. Here are those 5 strategies to incorporateinto your magical hour before lights out:
Strategy 1 is to turn off all light emittingelectronic devices at least an hour before bedtime.This includes your TV, computer, tablet smart phone.Many of us watch TV or work on the computer to relax at the end of the day.This is a big mistake right before bedtime. Not only does the light suppress your naturalmelatonin production, but these devices actually electrically stimulate the mind rather thanrelaxing it. If your favorite TV show is late at night,consider recording it then viewing it earlier the next day.Strategy 2.
As an alternative to TV watching, try listeningto some soft music or a fiction audio book instead.The soft music helps to set a calming mood. And listening to an audio book can be relaxing.Just ensure that it's a fiction story that requires little cognitive analysis as opposedto a recording that may require excessive processing.Which brings us to strategy 3 Piggy backing off of the previous tip, readingprior to lights out is yet another sleep remedy to consider trying.Spending 15 to 30 minutes losing yourself in a good book can take your mind off theday's stressful events.
I love to unwind at the end of my day withmy Kindle reader. As a side note, avoid reading from a backlitdevice at night such as an iPad. Tablets emit light which suppresses your naturalproduction of melatonin. Using an eReader such as a Kindle which isnot backlit is a better choice. Not into readingéHow about spending some time doing some relaxation exercises or meditation to help calm the mindéOr how journaling in your personal diary jotting down either what you were grateful for thatday or a personal success story that brings about a sense of peace contentmentéStrategy 4.