Do You Want To Lose Weight While You Sleep?

"Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds."
~JoJo Jensen
Sleep is one of the most undervalued “medicines” for good health, and in today’s society, many people have a sleep debt.  Getting enough sleep promotes alertness, productivity and general good health. What many do not know is that getting enough sleep can actually help you shed pounds. Make friends with appetite regulating hormones Leptin and ghrelin are hormones that regulate appetite. Ghrelin signals to the brain when you’re hungry and it’s time to eat, while leptin signals when you are full ...

Lavender Combats Stress, Headaches, Depression & More

Some Amazing Properties

  • Eases pain, headaches, migraines
  • Soothes nerves, works as relaxant
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Heals burns and sores
  • Lessens depression
  • Anti-septic and anti-bacterial
History Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis) is famous for its relaxing properties and its sweet, floral and fresh scent.  It became popular in the Middle Ages as medicine and was taken to the New World by the Pilgrims in 1620...

Super Foods For a Good Night’s Sleep

sunsetWhat you eat and when you eat both affect the quality and length of sleep.

Eating a large meal two hours before hitting the sack can disrupt your sleep.  Likewise, if you eat too soon and too little your metabolic rate and temperature will increase instead of decreasing, making it harder to drop off.

If you’re still having trouble falling asleep, it may help to snack on foods that are high in tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that the body can't make and is used to make serotonin, a hormone that promotes...

18 Easy Tips for Beating Insomnia

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.mexico-plant-mountain
~Clifton Fadiman

  • Possible causes
    • Stress (which really triggers just about anything nasty. It's difficult to avoid stress altogether, unless you move to an ashram or convent - so please, try some easy ways to handle stress)
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Suppressed negative feelings (e.g. anger, bitterness, envy)
    • Overeating or overworking
    • Excess tea, coffee, alcohol intake or smoking
    • Constipation
    • Medical conditions or pain
    • Certain medications may cause insomnia
  • Remedies...