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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

Mood Health

Our mood and emotions are dependent on, and affected by, many factors in our lives. The way we choose to live our lives and what we decide to focus on has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. The first step in living a fulfilling and joyful life is to make sure we are living a life that is true to us and that feeds our passions. These sorts of questions can be explored with the help of therapists or counselors or many of the other wonderful resources available out there. Then there are obviously some serious medical psychological conditions that will require drug therapy and which require treatment under the supervision of a specialized medical professional. However, for more mild or moderate concerns regarding mood health there are many great options out there.

The first step in feeling our best emotionally is to nurture our bodies.

Posted by pharmacist at May 24, 2013 Category: Other
Tags: mood, 5-HTP, Maca, St.Johns Wort, multivitamins, Omega-3, Vitamin D, sleep, emotions, SAMe top