Mistakes to Avoid Before Bedtime to Avoid Another Night of Insomnia

Mistakes to Avoid Before Bedtime to Avoid Another Night of Insomnia

There are certain things, some blatantly obvious things (yes you’ll know what I am talking about as you read on), that you should not be doing before bedtime if you have the slightest issue with Insomnia.  Avoid these mistakes and you may find yourself snoozing off sooner than you think. No caffeine! This one seems all too obvious but yet many people find themselves in the habit of a late afternoon cup of joe or an after-dinner coffee.  What you…

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A Bird in the Hand, Bernie Sanders, and What Really Matters

A Bird in the Hand, Bernie Sanders, and What Really Matters

I had written this a few weeks ago as an email and received such a nice response that I thought we would post it here for those not currently on our email list… Remember the old proverb “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?” Did you know it dates back over 2,500 years and shows up in hundreds of languages? The irony of proverbs is that they’re short on words, but loooong on experience: Think about…

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Diet, Lifestyle and the Right Supplements Can Reduce Symptoms of Lightheadedness

Diet, Lifestyle and the Right Supplements Can Reduce Symptoms of Lightheadedness

Have you had experience of feeling lightheaded?  That strange feeling of trying to stand up, only to fall back down on the chair can be frightening.  When you find yourself knocked back down on your butt, and are startled from the lack of control, it can cause some anxiety.  This is one of the many symptoms of hypoadrenia, which is more commonly known as adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is the result of underperforming adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are actually…

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Sleep Apnea And Our Health

Sleep Apnea And Our Health

A good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining a good state of health.  Our bodies need that uninterrupted six to eight hours of sleep to repair and reset.  While science is still deep in research trying to ascertain exactly what is happening internally while we’re sleeping, it is undeniable that interruption of sleep is a health hazard.  And, one of the primary causes of sleep interruption is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe…

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Had Your Blood Pressure Checked Recently?

Had Your Blood Pressure Checked Recently?

We often have questions about what those numbers are that we hear when our blood pressure is tested.  There is a lot of misunderstanding as to what the numbers mean, and what is considered normal as compared with high. We want to help you with a basic primer. Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio such as 120/80. The top number (higher number) is called the systolic pressure, which measures the pressure in the arteries…

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What’s the Right Amount of Water to Consume?

What’s the Right Amount of Water to Consume?

Drinking enough water for maintaining adequate health is important – make that essential.  You need water to keep your overall metabolism running smoothly.  Water is involved in every type of cellular process, so without adequate water all of the cells in your body begin to perform sluggishly. You’ve probably heard it many times – drinking enough water throughout the day is essential to your body’s wellness and maintaining a healthy metabolism. But if you’re struggling with health concerns – if…

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Hormonal Balance and Our Body’s Biochemical Environment

Hormonal Balance and Our Body’s Biochemical Environment

Many of our readers have suffered from chronic symptoms such as weight gain, skin problems, fatigue, depression, or mood swings.  If these symptoms are part of your daily life, then chances are you may be suffering from hormonal imbalance. Hormones are tied to every one of the body’s symptoms, so it’s crucial to have well-regulated and balanced hormones to enjoy good health … both from a physical standpoint (growth, metabolism, and reproductive health) and from a mental and neuro-chemical standpoint…

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What to Learn from People Living the Longest, Happiest lives

What to Learn from People Living the Longest, Happiest lives

Dear Friends, Thank you for your warm and enthusiastic response to my last letter. In case you missed it, I started an open conversation with our Optimal Wellness Labs community about how you experience aging—whether you see it as a good thing or a bad thing. I cited an emerging body of research that revealed those of us who wake up in the morning with a purpose tend to live an additional 7-10 years longer. I was truly overwhelmed and…

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Should You Use Fish Oil as Your Source for Essential Fatty Acids?

Should You Use Fish Oil as Your Source for Essential Fatty Acids?

Recently there has been a debate about how to supplement our diet to get the essential fatty acids (EFAs) that we need.  This debate is centered around the notion that fish oil is a less effective source of EFAs than is what has been called “Parent Essential Oils” or PEOs for short. Is it true that PEOs are a more beneficial source of EFAs rather than traditional sources of Omega 3 such as fish oils? The reality is most of…

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Sleep Hygiene: Checklist for Good Sleep – You Can Sleep Like a Baby!

Sleep Hygiene: Checklist for Good Sleep – You Can Sleep Like a Baby!

Most adults need between 7-7.5 hours of sleep per night. This varies from person to person, of course, but it’s a good number to shoot for: let’s call it The Solid Seven.  It’s backed up by research—but you probably know from personal experience the truth of it. When you go consecutive days without a Solid Seven, things tend to go downhill. Here’s a collection of actions you can take to get the sleep you—and your hormones—need: General Tips Change the…

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