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The Healing Power of Stress-Free Sleep‏

January 18th, 2017

Sleep like a dog

Far too many people suffer from insomnia and anxiety, causing them to toss and turn and night and not get into full REM sleep. They wake up exhausted. As we age, getting restful and restorative sleep becomes an almost impossible problem. Without deep, restful sleep, the body cannot truly recover and heal from the stress of daily life.

As a result, tranquilizers and sleeping pills have become some of the most over-prescribed medications on the market. Americans consume over a million and a half pounds of dangerous tranquilizers annually, mostly for psychological, stress-related reasons, not for physical problems. The problem is that they do not give the body the deep restorative sleep that rejuvenates the mind and body.

Far from being simple medications to relieve sleeping problems, these drugs can have adverse affects on physical and mental health, and daily living. Over use or misuse can cause dizziness, memory loss, decreased mental function, confusion, loss of coordination, each of which can contribute to degenerative health or personal injury.

When was the last time you had a really good night sleep?

As an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs, many people take Melatonin to aid with sleep. Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland which helps to control your sleep and wake cycles.

A Melatonin deficiency can interfere with proper sleep. If you suspect that you have a Melatonin deficiency you should take a hard look at any medications you are taking. There are several common ones that could be lowering your Melatonin levels and interfering with your sleep.

Anti-inflammatory compounds like aspirin and ibuprofen block Melatonin production. Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers used to treat high blood pressure also inhibit the formation of Melatonin. And ironically, sleep aids and drugs that treat anxiety problems also stop Melatonin formation.

Many foods contain high amounts of Melatonin; bananas, barley, ginger, rice, and corn. Eating these foods regularly will lift your Melatonin levels.

Although there are numerous benefits to taking Melatonin, it is not sufficient to solve the serious problem of chronic sleep deprivation. It does not relieve stress from our daily life or contribute to the overall well being of the mind and body.

Stress & Cortisol

Stress is a natural response to internal and external conditions which elevates alertness and increases our immune system response. A little stress is good, but prolonged stress leads to fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability and long-term health issues.

Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone which is secreted by the adrenal glands in high levels in response to stress. Small doses of cortisol are good – providing an energy burst and heightened awareness in response to our natural fight or flight response.

Prolonged, heightened levels of cortisol in our bloodstream have very negative effects – impairing mental performance, suppressing thyroid function, upsetting blood sugar balance, raising blood pressure, increases abdominal fat which causes a plethora of other issues, and lowering immunity and inflammatory response. After a stressful event, our body needs to relax and recover, allowing cortisol levels to drop and return to a normal state.

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Further Tips & Suggestions:

  • Exercise is the body’s original stress reducer! Go for a walk, or a run, ride your bike, do yoga, any activity that gets the blood pumping for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Meditation is another great stress reliever. I like to take off my shoes and walk or stand in the grass, breathing deeply and just being still for awhile. Whatever works for you, take time each day and do it.
  • Avoid the snooze button and sleeping late. These habits could be contributing to your insomnia problem.
  • Refrain from eating for at least two hours before you go to bed.
  • Avoid stimulating drinks with caffeine after 5 o’clock. They can prolong the time it takes to go to sleep. Alcohol is also disruptive to sleep patterns, as are less obvious sources of caffeine like chocolate, chocolate-flavored foods, soft drinks and salt, which can act as a mild stimulant to the adrenal glands.
  • Check to see if your inability to sleep coincides with the use of a new medication. One of the biggest detriments to sleep is the widespread use of medications, both over-the-counter and prescription. Even seemingly harmless over-the-counter sinus and nasal congestion medications can be strong nervous system stimulants that can interfere with sleep.
  • Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can also be responsible for insomnia. Your brain uses glucose as its main source of energy. If glucose (blood sugar) levels fall below normal while you’re sleeping, your adrenal glands automatically release hormones that stimulate glucose production. This will wake you up in the middle of the night. If you fall asleep easily, but waken in the middle of the night and have difficulty returning to sleep, it could be an indication of falling blood sugar levels. Consuming a small amount of unsweetened juice or a teaspoon of peanut butter when you wake up at night will often stabilize the blood sugar enough to allow you to return to sleep.

If anyone you know has serious insomnia condition, contact our Customer Support team to schedule a private consultation.

God be with you at all times.

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Amazing Results & Effects of Cannabis (CBD) Oil

December 9th, 2014

Charlotte Figi was 3 months old when she had her first seizure. By the time she was five years old, she was having 300 grand mal seizures every week – her seizures were so violent, her parents signed a ‘do not resuscitate’ order in her medical records.

Her parents never gave up, even though she was in a wheelchair, had feeding and oxygen tubes, and was seizing every thirty minutes, 24 hours a day.

Charlotte’s mom heard about a strain of medical marijuana that was very low in THC content, the psychoactive agent in marijuana, and very high in Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound in cannabis that has incredible medicinal value, but doesn’t get people stoned.

After years in which only high-THC cannabis was available, CBD-rich strains are now being grown by, and for medical users.

Charlotte’s mom and dad discovered the Stanley brothers, one of Colorado’s largest marijuana growers. Charlotte’s parents put an olive oil solution containing high CBD extract under her tongue and today, 6 year old Charlotte is thriving. Her seizures have decreased to only two or three times per month, mostly in her sleep. Not only is she walking, she can ride her bike, feed herself and is talking more each day. Miraculous.

Why non-psychoactive Cannabis oil?

Without the psycho-activity associated with marijuana, CBD-rich cannabis makes it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking relief from inflammatory, pain, anxiety, and anti-psychotic effects without any of the side effects of the THC content. It is safe for anyone to use because the oil is derived from hemp, rather than from marijuana, and legal in all 50 states and 40 countries!

Who can benefit?

Clinical scientific studies highlight CBD’s potential as a mediator against conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD had also demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its potential in the race to find the cure for cancer are currently being “investigated at several academic research centers in the U.S. and elsewhere.”

(Man with melanoma treated – from a 7mm hole to the bone – with CBD oil for 60 days)

Where can I get it?

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Do You Sleep Like George W. Bush or Bill Clinton?

May 16th, 2014

Did you know that Bill Clinton was notorious for only sleeping 5 or 6 hours a night?  According to the New York Times, he started that habit while at Georgetown after a professor stated that “the most successful men need the least sleep.”

Bill Clinton was doing himself a huge disservice!

According to NPR, Clinton needed heart surgery in his 50s, despite not being at obvious cardiovascular risk.

George W. Bush was often chided in the press for his afternoon naps, and at a 2005 White House Correspondents dinner, his wife Laura said, “I said to him the other day, George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you’re going to have to stay up later.”

George knew he needed his sleep!

The New York Times reported in 2002 that after a thorough examination of John Kennedy’s medical records, it was revealed that he was quite unhealthy and was using barbiturates for sleep.  In fact, the class of drug used was for easing anxiety and controlling seizures!  Since then, it’s been replaced by safer options!

Although it is very important to take steps to ensure healthy sleep patterns, sleeping pills and other anti-anxiety meds aren’t usually good options.

Certain types of these pharmaceuticals have been linked to increased risk of cancer or even death!

What would you give for a solid 8 hours of sleep – night after night – waking rested and recharged for the day ahead?

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Your Brain on Stress and NO Sleep

May 9th, 2014


STRESS – The Trillion Dollar Killer!

Stress is the trigger of all major diseases. Heart attacks, fatal strokes, brain hemorrhages and cardiac arrest are now our most common killers.

Studies have linked stress with cancer and heart disease for years, but the reality is, stress causes inflammation, and chronic inflammatory response is being linked to almost every illness known to man – obesity, autoimmune disorders like AIDS, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, etc.

It is imperative we to learn how to RELAX! It is definitely a lost art we need to reclaim! Do you even remember the last time you were able to get 8 FULL hours of sleep EVERY single night?

Stress is a natural response reaction to internal and external conditions, elevating alertness and our immune system response. A little stress is good, but prolonged stress leads to fatigue, lack of sleep and irritability, damages personal relationships and creates long-term health issues.

Our brains cannot survive this onslaught of stress and inflammation unscathed. Heightened, prolonged levels of cortisol in our bloodstream can be fatal!

Cortisol is called the “stress hormone”, secreted by the adrenal glands in high levels in response to stress. Small doses of cortisol are good – giving us bursts of energy to survive our “fight or flight” response.

Our bodies were designed to relax and rest after a stressful event, allowing cortisol levels to drop and return to normal. Unfortunately, in our always-on-the-go lifestyle today, we do not take the time to slow down and recover. Instead we throw ourselves into a state of chronic stress.

Prolonged, heightened levels of cortisol in our bloodstream have very negative effects – impairing mental performance, suppressing thyroid function, upsetting blood sugar balance, raises blood pressure, increases abdominal fat causing a plethora of other issues, and lowering immunity and inflammatory response.

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Russia’s Secret Olympic Weapon

February 12th, 2014

“At six of its nine appearances at the Olympic Games between 1952 and 1988, the Soviet team (USSR) ranked first in the total number of gold medals won, it was second on the other three occasions.”
- topendsports.com

The Russian Olympic teams had “secret weapons” for enhancing athletic performance without drugs and relieving stress of training and sustaining energy and stamina for the body, brain and central nervous system.

These powerful weapons were DMG and Rhodiola.

Mislabeled for years as vitamin B-15, DMG is an effective energy booster, stamina-enhancer and cardiovascular-building nutrient, as it makes the process of metabolism extremely fast and significantly more efficient.

Muhammad Ali used it during his reign as the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, claiming it was HIS “secret weapon” in training.

Rhodiola is a powerful adaptogenic herb, in that it has the capacity to normalize body functions and strengthen systems compromised by stress. It is able to SUPERCHARGE the DMG for a significantly more powerful effect in your body.

These “top secrets” of the Russian Olympic teams beyond doubt enhanced their athletic performances without “performance enhancing” drugs

It was particularly beneficial for relieving the extreme stresses of training and boosted endurance, energy and stamina, not just physically, but in the brain and central nervous system too.

We are excited to introduce our newest formulation combining these amazing all-natural ingredients called Nature’s Energy Secret. On Sale for a limited time!
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