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
Information on the Connection Between Sugar Gut Health and Neuropathy
Hi, my name is Troy Giles. I'm a of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist and I have had an amazing week. I'm here withmy friend Ryan from Tennessee. He came up. lt;lt;Hello.He came up after seeing a tutorial of ours on YouTube and felt like he had some bone spursand when I mentioned that he could reabsorb some of those bone spurs by taking pressureoff of the plantar fascia, it sold him on coming up to Utah, from Tennessee, to lookat what were the possibilities. Did he actually have bone spurs, what could we doé So he cameup and we did xrays of his feet. We actually found there were no bone spurs, but that mostof his issues were in the plantar fascia.
The plantar fascia, right in here, had beenpulled so tight, and there were so much toxins in his feet because of the amount of sugarthat he was eating that it was causing all of this pain on the plantar fascia. So nowwe're in the midst of actually working on correcting the orthotic, getting the orthoticin an appropriate position, the best position that it can be and doing a little bit of postingthat's going to help his foot be in a better position. It will take pressure off of hisfeet. But as we've worked this week, and Ryan has a significant case of Turret's Syndrome.We've noticed, and he's known this before, that the amount of sugar that he eats directlyrelates to the amount of ticking that he needs
to do. I'm not telling you that Turret's isa matter of sugar, but the predisposition genetically that we have, some of us havea predisposition towards Turret's, can be increased by the issue of gut, how much fungusyou have in your gut, how much sugar you have, how much sugar you ingest, and ultimatelythat creates fungus, then mycotoxin. Mycotoxins are very neurotoxic. So tell us a little bitabout what you've noticed and just knock yourself out.lt;lt;I'd rather. I think I'd rather stand up here. This floor is cushy here. So, my nameis Ryan. I'm from Tennessee and Turret's Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, all of thelabels and the comorbids that you can think
of. I've noticed that I got off, well I tookmyself off of medication about almost two years ago.lt;lt;What medication was thaté lt;lt;That was Abilify at that point, but I cango down the list if you want me do. lt;lt; Yah, fire off.lt;lt;Sure, Haldol, Prolixin, Zoloft, Flufenazina, well ProlixinFlufenazina same thing, generic,but Klonopin, Xanax, Tenex, Buspar, Prozac. lt;lt;Holy Smokes.lt;lt;Yah, and there's more. There's more where that came from, but anyway, so I've had theseticks ever since I was six years old really. They got really bad and a pulmonologist putme on a medicine called Provigil because he
thought I was narcoleptic, but I had sleepapnea because I used to way 110 pounds, more than I do. I have this tick, where I flipoff the camera, and when I start talking about vulnerable things it's kind of a way for meto reject you before you reject me and that's taken a lot of digging inside to realize thatthat is a defense mechanism and that's all this stuff is. So when I get stressed or Iget anxious, or even positive stress, stuff that my adrenal glands can't handle becausethere spent from years of being on defense, fight or flight, I go right to sugar now.It used to be, I used to go to emotional posts on Facebook. I used to go to heavy music.I used to go to, I smoked a lot of marijuana
to calm myself down. I drank a lot of caffeine,codependent relationships. So I was addicted to these things because my adrenal glandswere spent and every time I would pump them and I would get stressed or sensitive or whatever,I would go to the drug to cover the stress to make me feel okay for half an hour. Sonow, since I've taken myself off of Facebook, Twitter, had to set up boundaries with certainfolks, relational, you know, relationship wise and what not, the drug is sugar. WhatI'm realizing is that the whole time the drug has been sugar and it's perpetuated schizophrenicthoughts. I hear music that's not around when I eat too much sugar. Manic actions, obsessivecompulsive thoughts and actions, the ticks