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  1. The importance of a sleep routine

    This can be a difficult transition time for some of us but our bodies thrive on routine so staying on the same sleep/wake cycle as much as possible is the best thing for your health. Our immune system and hormonal regulation revolve around our sleep/wake pattern so to optimize these systems getting a consistent good night sleep is key.

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  2. Choosing a Fish Oil for your child
    01
    Sep

    Choosing a Fish Oil for your child

    Fish oils are known as Omega 3’s which are called Essential Fatty Acids. These essential fats are necessary since many important functions and tissues in the body rely on them. The body is unable to produce them on its own, therefore supplementation is needed. However, before considering supplementation, increasing fresh water/ wild caught fish in the diet should be the first source of fish oils. Fish oils are comprised of EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, docosahexaenoic acid.
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  3. Life After Baby: The Mommy Diaries
    01
    May

    Life After Baby: The Mommy Diaries

    Being a mother can be one of the most fulfilling jobs, but it can also be quite perilous on your health. No one truly prepares mothers for what is to come after your baby is born. Some mothers may struggle with breastmilk production, or not be consuming enough fluids, while other mothers may struggle with self-care. Below is a list of dos and don’ts for moms.   

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  4. Lavender Oil

    The rolling hills of Provence in France, teaming with endless rows of lavender, play host to spas, yoga studios, meditation, and mindfulness retreats, with the serene scent of lavender serving as inspiration. This versatile member of the mint family is employed as an ingredient for the staple of every kitchen in “herbes de Provence” and for many applications including potpourri, soaps , and candles; and for herbal pairings in hops pillows for sleep enhancements. However, the benefits of oral dosage for lavender oil is

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  5. Homeopathy for Insomnia

    Patients with insomnia have a wide range profiles. Homeopathy distinguishes these to assign the most appropriate remedy. Below, are keynotes for those most widely called for.

    Ambra grisea 6x,c or 30c
    Worry is the chief causative factor behind insomnia. Dreams full of anxious moments. Business troubles leading to sleeplessness. Cannot sleep in new places and in the presence of unfamiliar people. Limbs to go sleep on slightest pressure; arms go to sleep (go numb) while lying down. Worse by music, any unusual thing

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  6. Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests
    20
    Apr

    Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

    Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.
    In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience. If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists. They think it may one day be possible to develop a drug to protect the brain from the side-effects of lost sleep.
    The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, looked at lab mice that were kept awake to replicate the kind of sleep loss common in modern life, through night

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  7. Sound Asleep
    25
    May

    Sound Asleep

    After a hard day's work, all we crave is a peaceful night’s sleep to help rejuvenate us for the next day. With all the day’s events and worries, and also those of the next day, the mind has a tough time shutting down. A good sleep helps us grow, avoid being sick, maintain our daily energy and keep us mentally stable.

    When trying to treat sleep disturbances, the most important thing to recognize is whether the person is having a tough time falling asleep OR are they having a tough time staying asleep. Next, one needs to figure out if stress and anxiety are creating the problem. Another important thing to clear up is whether shift work is creating the problem.

    There are many sleep supplements on the market, be it single or co

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