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Tools for Getting Restful Sleep with Martin Rossman, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
There are many reasons why we don't sleep. It is important to know why, but also important to know how you can go beyond insomnia. Dr. Rossman provides practical tools you can use to sleep better.            

Sleeping Pills: The Answer to Insomnia?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Sleeping pills are a short term solution, but addiction and tolerance develop and they're no better than placebo, especially over the long haul. Relaxation is the key to allowing sleep. Pain, stress, hot flashes, depression, and sleep apnea are discussed. Treatment with drugs, herbs, supplements, essential oils are reviewed.          

Reduce Stress to Treat Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Stress and anxiety are the most common causes for high blood pressure and is treatable. We tend to rely on medication to treat high blood pressure and the underlying stress. Americans are over-stressed. Relaxants lower blood pressure as well or better than antihypertensive drugs.        

Qigong and Insomnia with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The roots of insomnia should be dealt with rather than just treating with drugs. There are many natural methods to enhance sleep. Qigong can activate relaxed energy by noticing how we breathe. Dr. Mayer shows us how to do this.            

PTSD with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD is far more common than we realize. It is characterized by thought intrusions, panic attacks, insomnia, and many physical signs of agitation. These symptoms can go on for decades. Energy psychology methods are new but effective.

Prediabetes: Is It a Disease?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Having a blood sugar range in the high normal as opposed to the low normal range is associated with a 2-3 times risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The best treatment is lifestyle that includes a healthy low carb diet to lower our insulin needs and maintain a healthy weight, plenty of exercise, controlling stress, and getting enough...

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Cortisol Levels

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD often leads to prolonged cortisol levels that eventually can lead to adrenal failure and low cortisol levels. Severe physical and emotional traumas lead to serious psychological problems such as flashbacks, panic attacks, insomnia, phobias, etc. At times these symptoms can be subclinical.

Parkinson's Disease Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurological disease characterized by a pill rolling resting tremor, dementia, poor balance, stiffness, depression, and insomnia. There is a progressive loss of dopamine and treatment is oriented to restoring it through a variety of drugs. CAM approaches include the addition of glutathione intraveniously and coenzyme Q10....

Obesity: The Many Causes

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
There are many causes for obesity and there's now an epidemic. The causes include hormone imbalances, emotional issues, lack of exercise, stress, insomnia, supersizing foods and microbe imbalances in the GI tract.          

Nutritional Solutions for Insomnia with Ed Bauman

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Most people rely on a sleeping pills or alcohol. All too often we consume too many excitotoxins and blame high cortisol is the problem. Melatonin is used in megadoses. We look to putting bandaids on problems and they don't work. Bad food, medications, excitotoxins, and stress all add up.            

Middle Aged Running Speed Predicts Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  How fast you can run a mile at age 55 is predictive of your risk for a heart attack. If you can run a mile in 15 minutes your lifetime risk of a heart attack is 30%. If you can run a mile in 8 minutes, your risk is under 10%. Exercise benefits our risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, being overweight, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fitness....

Menopause Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  There is an epidemic of menopausal syndrome today. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and osteoporosis are now common and often difficult to treat. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been shown to be dangerous because of an increase in the incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Mainstream treatment...

MDs admit being unqualified to deal with obesity

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  An article In the December 2012 issue of the British Medical Journal reports that 56% of MDs felt they could not help obese people lose weight. They felt that measuring the body mass index (BMI) and putting people on low calorie diets would be a major step forward. For the time being they felt that dieticians and nutritionists would be better at helping...

Insomnia as a Cause Of Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Lack of sleep leads to a rise in cortisol and insulin resistance, which leads to the development of type 2 diabetes. We know that just missing one night's sleep can increase insulin resistance and if we miss a week of sleep most of us develop type 2 diabetes. Lack of sleep also leads to leptin resistance and nocturnal feeding.

Insomnia and Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Insomnia causes a variety of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and inflammation. Pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep apnea are the most common root causes. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping pills are not a good solution. Patterns of insomnia are discussed.              

Inpatient Sleeping Drug Quadruples Risk of Falls

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  According to a Mayo Clinic study published in November of 2012 in the journal, Hospital Medicine, the use of sleeping pills such as Ambien (zolpidem) quadruple the risk of falls. These drugs, which stimulate GABA brain receptors, have side effects such as dizziness, ataxia, hallucinations, and even sleep walking, may be much of the reason why. Falls...

Hypertension: Treating the Cause

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Drugs treat the symptoms, not the cause of hypertension. Stress is the predominant cause of hypertension. Lack of sleep also causes hypertension. Sedatives lower blood pressure as well as antihypertensive drugs.        

How is the Quality of Your Sleep?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The importance of sleep in restoring and maintaining health are discussed. Insomnia has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, cancer, & arteriosclerosis by causing inflammation. Mechanisms are explained.        

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Beyond Mammography

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
The Women's Health Initiative documented that instead of preventing breast cancer, heart attacks, and strokes that it did just the opposite. The story behind the creation of HRT is shocking and Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki share it. The financial greed of big pharma is exposed. Yet women need help with their symptoms of menopause that make their quality of...

Exercise for Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Exercise is very powerful medicine that can treat hypertension, depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, osteoporosis, congestive heart failure, and many other  conditions that are reviewed. Exercise should be encouraged at every age and in every community. The type of exercise that is best is also reviewed.