|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.
|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.