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Fall asleep but can’t stay asleep?

Typically this happens when your blood sugar gets so low that the adrenals give a little shot of glucocorticoids to maintain blood sugar levels and that little bit is you need to wake up. These are the people who wake up in the middle of the night and they start thinking of all the things that they have to do during the day and whomp that’s it, they’re up!

If we maintain a healthy blood sugar, we wouldn’t need the adrenals to provide that extra boost. A protein diet with a good source of healthy oils and supplements to support functional hypoglycemia can be the solution for this kind of insomnia. (Always comes back to diet!)

Do you wake up in the early morning hours?
Are you physically uncomfortable? Is it your mattress? Do you need an adjustment? A session or two of this safe and effective treatment can be life-changing. Is your bedroom noisy? You can overcome this by purchasing a “white noise” generator, an inexpensive but effective device for making soothing sounds (ocean waves, waterfalls, tropical rain, for example) to mask jangling ones. Is your mind overactive? If you can’t sleep because of thoughts whirling through your head, try a 2 minute meditation which can help you put aside the thoughts that are keeping you awake. A few stretches can help, too. Are you getting up to urinate and then not able to get back to sleep? Both caffeine and alcohol can increase nighttime urination. They can also disturb sleep in other ways.

Regardless of the cause of insomnia, sometimes we have to break the sleepless cycle. The past experience of not sleeping and the fear of another sleepless night is almost enough emotional stimulation to increase the very hormones and neurotransmitters that will cause insomnia.

I recommend a natural supplement called De-Stress. De-Stress is a milk peptide derivative that has been shown by the University of Nancy in France to have anti-anxiety properties. De-Stress before bedtime is a safe and natural way to relax and help break the cycle of anxiety associated with sleeplessness.

Calcium and magnesium

Calcium and magnesium are both macrominerals which play indispensable roles in a wide variety of metabolic functions in the human body. Diuretics, certain antibiotics, antacids, anticoagulants, corticosteroids, statins, and oral contraceptives may all lower calcium and/ or magnesium status.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, and is required for a wide range of essential metabolic reactions. As the antioxidant ascorbate, it protects the body against oxidative stress, acts as a detoxifier, and is a vital component in the function of the immune system.

MO Zyme Forte

by Biotics Research
available at the office
to self order call (800)437-1298 and use Dr. code SCTD
MOMolybdenum is required for the activity of certain enzymes such as sulfite oxidase, which converts sulfite to sulfate.

Use with sensitivity to MSG (use with B6 Phosphate), sulfites, aromatic compounds (perfume, etc.), where iron anemia does not respond to iron therapy, low serum uric acid (also rule out a need for folic acid and vitamin B-12).

Liquid Iodine

by Biotics Research
available at the office
to self order call (800)437-1298 and use Dr. code SCTD

Iodine Iodine is an essential trace mineral, and is vital to healthy thyroid function. Vegetarians may be at increased risk of iodine deficiency.

Product Info

Use with thyroid conditions where additional iodine is required, emotional changes during the change of seasons, where the skin cracks on the hands or feet, excess or thick secretions, sinus infections, ovarian dysfunction, benign cysts and fibroids, tenderness of the area around the costal cartilage’s, topically for acne, boils and in some cases of rheumatoid arthritis.

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