Posts Tagged ‘Sleep’

February is Heart Health Month, a good time to remember to take care of one of the most precious parts of your body. Some call the heart the ‘second mind’ since there are so many interconnected nerves with the brain and also since the heart strongly responds to emotions, just like our minds. In many cases, a healthy he…

One of the most common concerns my patients ask me about is their low energy. There can be many causes, but drinking more coffee and stimulants is not the right solution for most. From the perspective of a naturopathic doctor, there are many factors that can drain your reserves; in this article you’ll learn the top cau…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for some, it can be a very stressful time. Preparing for Christmas parties, over-eating at those same holiday parties and of course, that dreaded holiday shopping can leave your immune system open for attack. Here are 7 ways to boost your immune system for this holiday seas…

It’s true, not all people that exercise lose weight at the same degree, or get the full extent of benefits you expect from exercise. For some, the mood, sleep and weight improve with little effort, yet for others, there is barely any progress. One important underlying reason why people do not get the full benefit from…

Nothing is more refreshing than waking up and actually feeling ready for your day…can you imagine? Yes, unrefreshed sleep and sleep problems are quite common, studies show that 40% of adults experience at least one symptom of insomnia. When you are sleep deprived, you tend to have less energy and worse concentration at…

When my patients ask me about losing weight, they already know that the basics are to eat better and exercise more. Unfortunately for most, this ends up becoming a short term project and the weight either doesn’t come off or comes back on. There are some common problems that I have seen which prevent people from losing…

Nightmares are intense and vivid dreams that awaken you with negative feelings such as fear, anxiety, anger or sadness. You may also find yourself with your heart pounding and breathing quite fast… it is definitely a disturbing and even terrifying experience. Dreams, including nightmares, occur during the rapid eye mov…

As we age, it’s natural to develop some sagging in our body. This happens for a few reasons: loss of muscle tone, thinning of the skin, reduced hydration of the skin, and loss of the fat layer under the skin. We notice this effect most on our faces, unfortunately. It is not all inevitable, and you do not have to resort…

Walt Disney said,“if you can dream it, you can do it.” It makes you wonder how dreams can be useful for stimulating creativity, improving performance, and promoting mental emotional and possibly physical wellbeing. Before you can dream, you must be able to sleep. More than sleep, is having an adequate amount of sleep,…

Sleep is an important basic necessity of your body in order to allow proper daytime energy, cardiovascular health and weight maintenance, and overall mental health and mood balance. However, sleep can be very elusive, and it can change over the course of your life. Below are some important reasons why you can develop p…