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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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Famous newscaster killed by Calcium supplement?

August 11th, 2010

Tim Russert’s death two years ago, June 2008, at just 58 years of age was deeply unsettling to many people who, like him, had been earnestly following their doctors’ advice on drugs, diet, nutrition and exercise in hopes of avoiding a heart attack.

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure you find Sunday mornings and “Meet the Press” just aren’t quite the same without his beaming face bringing us the inside stories of what is “really happening” in the corridors of power in Washington.

Just this month, a major research report came out that chillingly echoed the autopsy results into Tim Russert’s death.

If you’re taking a calcium supplement or know someone who is, read and forward today’s important Health Alert.

Excess Calcium could be Killing You

What killed Mr. Russert was a “plaque” rupture. A fatty, pimple-like lesion of plaque composed of fats, cholesterol and CALCIUM, residing in a coronary artery. The lesion burst and as the body attempted to repair it, a blood clot formed which blocked circulation to part of his heart muscle, causing a heart attack.

Unfortunately heart attacks happen all the time in the United States, impacting 1.2 million American’s each year, killing nearly one-half at of all sufferers.

In Mr. Russert’s case, the heart attack led to a second catastrophe, an abnormal heart rhythm that caused cardiac arrest and quickly killed him. An electric shock from a defibrillator might have restarted his heart if it had been given promptly when he collapsed at his desk. But it was apparently, tragically delayed.

A new meta-analysis research study published in the British Medical Journal on July 29th (just last week) proves that when calcium is taken alone, without it’s “partner” biofactors, the calcium accumulates in your arteries, increasing your risk of heart attack!

A CT scan of Mr Russert’s coronary arteries showed a dangerously high calcium score of 210, indicating artery disease. Healthy arteries do not have calcium deposits! Instead, the calcium is inside the bone marrow factory, where it should be, busy making strong bones, teeth, tendons, ligaments and muscles.

Major Study: 30% Greater Risk of Heart Attack

The new study, led by Professor Ian Reid at the University of Auckland, is a meta-analysis of 15 randomized trials on calcium supplements conducted in the last twenty years, with the aim to investigate the links between calcium supplementation and cardiovascular events.

From analyzing the data on 12,000 people involved in the 15 trials, the researchers found that calcium supplements actually increased the risk of myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) by 30 percent!

No wonder heart disease is our number one killer – we are killing ourselves when we think we’re saving ourselves!
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Metabolic Cardiology: Rocket Fuel for Your Heart

March 2nd, 2010

February was American Heart Month but we think this subject is so vital that we are carrying it over to March.

Heart Disease remains America’s #1 Killer, and no matter how many fancy drugs Big Pharma throws at the problem, it keeps getting worse.

This special interview, with Dr. Stephen Sinata, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and former Chief of Cardiology at Manchester Memorial Hospital, just might change what many have always thought about heart health.

More importantly, it could save your life!”

Good Heart Sense: An Interview with Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra

By Lindsay Wilson, Nutrition Reporter
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Lindsay Wilson: You are a board certified cardiologist, but your approach to cardiovascular health is not entirely conventional. You practice something you call “metabolic cardiology.” Can you explain what that is?

About Dr. Sinatra
Stephen Sinatra, M.D. is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and former Chief of Cardiology at Manchester Memorial Hospital where he has been Director of Medical education for the last ten years.
 
Dr. Sinatra is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His New England Heart & Longevity Center in Manchester, Conn., integrates conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging and psychological therapies that help heal the heart.
 
Dr. Sinatra is also the author of several books including Optimum Health, Heart Sense for Women and The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology.

Dr. Stephen Sinatra: Metabolic cardiology describes the biochemical interventions used to improve energy metabolism in the heart. The heart uses a large amount of energy, in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), to function. The body is continuously making ATP, but when people have any form of heart disease — whether it’s a diabetic heart, an alcoholic heart, someone who has had a bypass or a heart attack or even an otherwise healthy person with hypertension, any sick heart — their hearts’ cells are losing ATP and overtime, the body can’t make it fast enough to refill the tank. What metabolic cardiology is all about is preserving the heart’s cells with the substrates it needs to make ATP. If you give it what it needs CoQ10, L-carnitine, D-ribose and magnesium — the heart has an incredible innate intelligence to repair itself. When you give it the right nutraceutical support, the heart’s energy machinery, the mitochondria, can produce more ATP. The heart needs ATP for systole and diastole (contraction and relaxation) but the heart also needs ATP to repair and rejuvenate itself. When you give a cell ATP, the cell is able to repair itself.

When you increase ATP to any cell, you’re increasing the pulsatile activity of the cell, allowing the cell to function better, allowing more nutrients in, more toxins out. When you do that, you really invigorate, regenerate and revitalize the cell — that’s what metabolic cardiology is all about.
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Heart Disease Wiped Out by Miracle Mineral

June 29th, 2009

Just this past week, two major celebrities collapsed and died from sudden “Cardiac Arrest”. One was a true superstar, Michael Jackson. The second was an amazing TV spokesperson, Billy Mays, who touted laundry detergents and other products. I believe that neither of these super-talents needed to leave us, so far ahead of their time. I also believe I have the true answer behind their sudden deaths and how you can ensure it will not happen to you, or anyone in your family.

The answer is the massive necessity of daily supplementation with a Miracle Mineral, called Magnesium, the Mother Mineral of the entire Universe. If it ensures your heart will keep beating, what else can it be called?

The Double Tragedy of Michael Jackson and Billy Mays Deaths

If you’ve been following my messages on Facebook and Twitter, you will know my theory behind the tragic deaths of two superstars, Michael Jackson and Billy Mays. Both died suddenly, from a non-beating heart.

Neither of them, it appears, had any major heart problems. Their fate lay in a massive lack of the basic fuel to keep the heat beating.
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The Double-Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Sudden Death

June 27th, 2009

Late Thursday this week, the world lost “The King of Pop”, much too early at the age of 50 from sudden Cardiac Arrest. Early reports indicate it was not a heart attack, but that Michael Jackson experienced Cardiac Arrest, an abnormal heart rhythm that stops the heart from pumping blood to the body.

Michael reportedly had been spending hours and hours with a team of dancers, preparing for a comeback series of 50 concerts, starting July 13th in London’s famed “02 Arena”.

What Causes Cardiac Arrest?
First, I believe this tragedy could have been avoided if Michael had been taking some elemental compounds to fuel his heart. The most vital one, is a major mineral called “Magnesium”. Without Magnesium being supplied to the heart every split second, making the heart contract, “cardiac arrest” occurs and you can literally drop dead or go into a coma.

Every organ in the body is a miniature factory and each factory needs a foreman to run the factory and keep it working. Guess who is the foreman of the heart factory? Magnesium.

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