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Natural Supplemental Support for Sleep

Sleep is an integral factor in helping us feel our best. During sleep is the time our bodies recuperate, detoxify, grow, and help get us ready for the activities of the following day. Getting good quality sleep affects many factors in our lives, from our mood, energy levels, performance, immunity, and even our digestion. Most people should be aiming for around 8 hours of good quality sleep per night. To ensure this, the first thing that needs to be addressed is sleep habits. Our bodies and minds need some down time in the evening to prepare for sleep. This means turning off electronics at least an hour before bedtime and engaging in relaxing activities such as reading or spending time with loved ones or pets. The bedroom should also be completely dark with no glowing lights from alarm clocks or nightlights and should be at a comfortable cool temperature. Also, not eating large heavy meals right before bed will ensure there won’t be.

Posted by pharmacist at Jun 07, 2013 Category: Other
Tags: sleephabits, mood, 5HTP, aminoacids, VitaminC, Magnesium, Passionflower, lemonbalm, GABA, glutamine, thianine, melatonin

Healing a Compromised Digestive Tract

In the last blog post I discussed the importance of a healthy digestive tract and how it can affect nearly all the other systems in our bodies, from our immunity to our mental health. We also covered how the first step in healing our digestive tracts is to improve our diets. Whole, healthy, unprocessed foods are easily recognized by our systems and digested easily as long as there are no intolerances to that specific food.  Processed, artificial foods, or foods high in unhealthy fats and sugars, on the other hand, are taxing on our systems and can slowly damage them, with the consequences sometimes not showing up for months or years. So, switching to these healthy, life-sustaining foods is the first step and then an elimination diet done with the help of a nutritionist may help to identify any food intolerances that may be present. The patient can then remove.

Posted by pharmacist at May 17, 2013 Category: Other
Tags: digestive health, glutamine, probiotics, whole foods, multi vitamins, Omega-3, sleep, stress, digestive enzymes top