Natural Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Hey, guys. Axe, here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to go through a sevenstepprocess on how to overcome sleep apnea. If you struggle with sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia,just trouble sleeping at night, these tips are going to help you big time. The number one thing you've got to start doingif you want to overcome sleep apnea is look at your diet. Now, sometimes sleep apnea canbe related to weight gain. It can be related to inflammation in different areas of yourbody. But if you can follow these dietary tips, it's going to help tremendously.
The first thing you want to do is you reallywant to focus on supporting your metabolism. You want to focus on getting three thingsevery single meal: good quality protein, healthy fat, and fiber, those three things. Most peoplewith sleep apnea, most people tend to consume too many carbohydrates and too much sugar,which can actually affect your insulin levels and your metabolism, which causes sleep apnea.So again, healthy protein, such as bone broth protein, organic chicken and turkey, wildcaughtfish, grassfed beef, getting good quality protein is important. Number two, fiber, getting more vegetablesand fruits in your diet and wholesprouted
grains, such as brown rice, that's where youwant to get your fiber. The healthy fats, things like coconut oil, olive oil, organicnuts and seeds, those are some ways to get some good healthy fat in your diet. So again,focus on a healthy diet, a diet that's antiinflammatory and that helps balance out insulin levelsis going to be big when it comes to beating sleep apnea. Number two, there are certain things you wantto avoid. If you have sleep apnea, you want to avoid intake of alcohol, caffeine, smoking,and also you need to be aware of sedatives. If you're taking sedatives on a regular basis,that can really cause sleep apnea. Stay away
from those things. If you're saying to yourself,quot;Well, I'm still going to do caffeine and alcohol,quot; then what I would do is not do coffee.I would just do a little bit of tea, like a green tea during the day. So again, just tone it down some. The otherthing I would do is, if you're drinking alcohol, limit it to one glass. When you start doingmore than one glass, more than one beer, more than one glass of alcohol, that's really goingto affect your sleep cycle. And no more than two days a week. Again, bring the alcoholdown, because that will absolutely cause sleep apnea.
The number three tip is to treat acid reflux.Many people with sleep apnea have heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux, or some type of digestiveissue that's causing their sleep apnea. Now, the way to overcome that is to follow thesedietary tips. You want to eat smaller meals, so you don't want to overeat, and get moreorganic meat, vegetables, and fruits. You've got to be careful overconsuming thegrains, the pastas, the breads, the chips. All of those things will really cause acidreflux and sleep apnea. Also, supplementing with digestive enzymes, probiotics, and applecider vinegar. So probiotics, enzymes, and apple cider vinegar, all of those can helpin the natural treatment of acid reflux and
reduce sleep apnea. The number four thing you want to considerdoing to beat sleep apnea is getting a humidifier in your bedroom. Oftentimes, it's the humidityor being too dry in the bedroom that actually causes sleep apnea. So look into getting ahumidifier and sometimes an air purifier. So a humidifier, an air purifier, those thingscan actually help support your body and you breathing better and overcoming sleep apnea. Number five is your sleeping position. Manypeople with sleep apnea sleep on their back. Some of them sleep on their stomach. You wantto sleep on your side. What you want to do
Magnesium A Natural Way To Treat Constipation Insomnia and Muscle Tension
Magnesium is essential to life, period. Itjust is. It's one of the most prevalent minerals in the body. It's involved in over300 metabolic pathways in the body. You're never going to get adequate magnesium in amultivitamin. Magnesium is found in dark, leafy greens. Almonds are a really good sourceof magnesium. I have my patients supplement with magnesium because so many of the issuesthat I see are magnesiumrelated. Magnesium deficiency can cause leg cramps and migraines.Insomnia from a lack of magnesium is a really common problem. Muscle tension can be causedby lack of magnesium and lots of my patients have muscle tension. They're just workingtoo hard. Magnesium will help with all of
those things. So I really like Natural Calmbrand. This is available everywhere such as Whole Foods and other health food stores.Natural Calm magnesium is so easy because the one thing about magnesium is it's kindof a large molecule, so sometimes to get a good dose of pills, you kind of have to takelike, three or four pills and nobody likes takingâ€¦ I mean, some people are just pillpeople, and that's totally fine, but most of my patients are like, â€œNo more pills.â€�It's like, they totally are just, â€œNo more pills.â€� With Natural Calm magnesiumI have my patients do about a teaspoon in water before bed, and they just kind of worktheir way up in dosage. There are different
flavors. I think the raspberry lemonade tastesbetter. It kind of makes a little fizzy drink, but you could make it as a tea as well. Thisis just magnesium citrate. Some people are a little bit sensitive to magnesium if theytend towards diarrhea; if their stools are looser, magnesium can really accelerate that.On the flip side, if a person has had chronic constipation issues, this is typically theirMecca. And the other thing to say is that magnesium can drop blood pressure, so peoplewho are already really hypotensive, careful with taking too much at once. You really justwant to kind of break up your doses throughout the day, and you can add sea salt to the dietto kind of bring up the blood pressure if
the blood pressure's too low. But I thinkthat magnesium is really wonderful. The only other place to really caution with magnesiumis if people have kidney damage. It's actually really helpful for kidney stones, but if peoplehave kidney damage, like they're on dialysis, that is a place where they would need to checkwith their physician, but otherwise, I love magnesium across the board. You had a questionon magnesium. So her comment was that she had heard all of the beneficial health thingsabout magnesium, but she was also told that it really helps just keep the colon clean,and it does. I mean, if you dose up with magnesium the same way as if you dose up with vitaminC, you will really promote a looser stool.
The higher up you go, you will just see adirect effect, so it does help you clean out constantly. So in terms of a gentle detoxon a regular basis, magnesium will keep your bowels moving. Depending on your body typeI recommend taking 400 milligrams to 1,000 milligrams of magnesium per day. Start witha teaspoon of Natural Calm magnesium. Make sure you tolerate that, and then just workyour way up. So basically start with 150 milligrams and just kind of inch your way up and makesure you're tolerating the amount without diarrhea. Most of my patients take 600 milligramseasily in a sitting, but it's better to kind of start slow and work your way up.
8 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
Hey guys. Axe here, Founder of draxe .Today, I'm going to share with you eight warning signs that you have magnesium deficiency,and there are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency that a lot of people have. So then, think about this, there is a goodchance that you have a health condition and if you just got more Magnesium in your diet,it could be gone for good. There are people suffering with eight common conditions thatif you just get more magnesium in your diet it is going to transform your health forever. According to recent research, 80% of Americansare Magnesium deficient. So, you've got to
get more Magnesium in your diet or at least80% of people do. The first warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is that if you have any form of a headache, whether it's a tension headacheor a migraine headache that's a big warning sign and one of the reasons is that magnesiumreally helps in relaxing muscles, it helps with overall cellular function, and so again,Magnesium is critical. If you have a headache, had any type of headacheat all, consider getting more magnesium foods in your diet or taking a magnesium supplement,and at the end, I'll share more with you about magnesium foods and supplements.
The number two sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you get muscle cramps. Now, a lot of the times people think that that'spotassium and it can be, but it's also magnesium. And so again, if you are an athlete or let'ssay you're laying sic in bed at night and you ever get muscle cramps or if you strugglewith muscle cramps on a regular basis, you are magnesium deficient. You really want to work on increasing bothpotassium intake and magnesium intake if you get muscle cramps. The third warning sign that you're magnesiumdeficient is if you have osteoporosis or if
you have osteopenia or any type of weak musclesor weak bones, or you get injured easily. You know Magnesium is a major building blockof your muscles. And listen to this, a lot of people will goand take a calcium supplement without even taking a magnesium supplement for your bodyto even use calcium. You have to have magnesium. So again, magnesium, it's critical for buildingstrong bones. So, it's essential that children are gettingmagnesium rich foods, adults', especially aging women, are getting magnesium foods andsupplements on a regular basis. The fourth warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is if you have diabetes or imbalanced
blood sugar. If you tend to eat somethingand then afterwards you get really tired. In fact if you're one of those people thathits the sort of two o'clock coma at work after lunch, that's a big warning sign thatyou are magnesium deficient. So, again if you have diabetes or you havelow energy levels, or even have adrenal fatigue, those are warning signs that you're not gettingenough magnesium in your diet. The reason is that magnesium is a criticalmineral for improving glucose absorption and really balancing out your blood sugar. Youreally have to have magnesium for cellular function.
The fifth warning sign, you may have highblood pressure. So blood pressure issues, if you have high blood pressure on a bloodpressure medication, magnesium has been shown to be one of the best natural remedies tonaturally lower or balance out your blood pressure. The sixth warning sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you struggle with insomnia or not being able to sleep at night, and thatincludes both not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night or even wakingup early on a consistent basis. You need magnesium for that.