Energy

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  1. The ‘silver bullet’ for mood your shrink will NEVER prescribe

    It’s the biggest racket in modern medicine.

    When you’re battling energy and fatigue issues… THEY DRUG YOU UP!

    When you’re a little down… THEY DRUG YOU UP!

    When you’ve got a “personality” issue…

    They’ll DEFINITELY will DRUG YOU UP for that one!

    But there’s something ELSE that can SOLVE some of today’s BIGGEST problems.

    Even the ones that are supposedly all “in your head.”

    No meds… and no tearful conversations with a shrink about how mommy didn’t hug you enough or daddy didn’t buy you a bike when you were 12.

    It’s a single set of vitamins.

    That’s right -- the RIGHT NUTRIENTS can make you “right in the head.”

    Don’t believe me?

    I’ve seen it firsthand.

    In fact, it’s the reason I went into medicine in the first place!

    ‘Crazy’… or INSANE deficiency?

    More decades ago than I’d care to admit, my sister suffered a breakdown.

    Docs swore the only options were drugs and – quite possibly – putting her away forever.

    She’d never be a productive member of society again, they said.

    And naturally, they also pulled out the Freudian BS…

    Blame the parents!

    Thankfully, my parents – who truly weren’t at fault – didn’t believe a word of it.

    They began searching for another answer…

    Dad came across the groundbreaking work of Dr. Abram Hoffer, who pioneered vitamin B3 for schizophrenia.

    Just 18 months later, my sister was in law school and went on to become a practicing attorney. (I’ll let you decide if that counts as “productive member of society.”)

    Sadly, Dr. Hoffer’s game-changing research on B3 didn’t change a thing in the mainstream.

    They ignored it, as Big Pharma focused instead on profitable drugs instead of effective nutrients.

    But it sure did open MY eyes… and inspire me to get started in medicine.

    That’s just ONE example. ALL the amazing B vitamins pack hundreds of others!

    B3:

    • As we saw with my sister, this single nutrient can REVERSE one of today’s most devastating “psychological” conditions.
    • It can also help ease nicotine cravings to help you quit smoking… and CURE alcohol addiction. Who needs 12 steps when you can just take ONE?

    B6:

    • This is quietly turning into one of the most common deficiencies in the elderly, and low levels have been linked to cognitive decline. In one study, low B6 increased the speed of cognitive decline by nearly FOUR TIMES!
    • This one nutrient also helps your body to produce hormones like serotonin (essential to mood), melatonin (critical for sleep), and norepinephrine (important as a response to stress)

    B12:

    • This “King of the B Vitamins” is essential to mood and memory, as well as your nerves. Common drugs, especially metformin, will drain your body of it, leaving you fatigued, depression, foggy-headed, and more.

    There is a catch when it comes to B vitamins…

    For more serious issues, you can’t always just pop a B complex and consider yourself covered.

    You may need higher doses in the care of an experienced naturopath, who’ll often deliver them via injection.

  2. Is Your Nighttime Routine Helping or Hurting You?

    Routine nighttimeYou’re tired every day. You’re stressed every night.

    You toss and turn, unable to turn off your brain long enough to get to sleep.

    Or you wake up in the middle of the night, unable to get back to sleep.

    If any of these sound familiar, maybe the problem isn’t you – maybe the problem is your nighttime routine.

    After all, we know a healthy morning routine can make or break your day. Once you think about it, it makes sense that a nightly routine can be just as important.

    These suggestions can help make up a nighttime routine that will have you sleeping like a baby in no time. Not all of them may work for you, but feel free to pick and choose the ones that do.

    Think About Starting Early

    You could be forgiven for thinking that a nightly routine would only take place at night – but you’d be mistaken. A helpful routine can start as early as when you wake up!

    If you’re having problems sleeping at night, it could be because your sleep cycle is out of balance. The first step to restoring that balance is to expose yourself to bright light during the day.

    As soon as you can after you get up in the mornings, find yourself some sunlight. Sit next to a window, step out for some coffee, even invest in a UV lamp if necessary. Sunlight will help your body register that it’s daytime and time to be awake.

    But what that has to do with a nightly routine is getting ahead of myself, because there are still more things you can do during the day to make your nightly routine easier.

    Pay close attention to what time you nap – or even if you nap at all. Taking a quick nap can be a great way to reinvigorate your day. Or, it can be a way to sabotage your nighttime routine before you’re evening thinking about it.

    If you nap, make sure you do so early in the afternoon. If you get tired midday or later, move around and stay busy until you’re over the energy slump.

    And the last daytime step you can take to improve your nightly routine is to stop drinking caffeine about six hours before you go to bed. Some people still feel the effects of caffeine ten and twelve hours after they drink it!

    So figure out what time bedtime is and have your last coffee, tea, or soda at least six hours before then.

    Making the Nighttime Routine Work at Night

    As important as those three things can be, it really is nighttime where your nightly routine matters most. This schedule will work best if you try to go to bed at the same time every night, and do your best to schedule that between six and eight hours before you have to get up in the mornings.

    Three hours before bedtime – Make sure you’ve finished dinner and are done eating heavy meals no later than three hours before you want to be falling asleep.

    Also, stop drinking alcohol by this time as well. Yes, some people like a nightcap to help them sleep, but it really can backfire if you drink it too late.

    Two hours before bedtime – You should begin to wind down physically at this point. Finish your walk, any aerobic exercise, and any heavy housekeeping.

    One hour before bedtime – This is when your nightly routine really starts. Even if you can’t do any of the others, try these. After all, you can’t stay busy and racing all day and then expect to fall asleep in five minutes. Give yourself time to relax.

    Stop whatever work you’ve been doing during the evening. Turn off the computer, close the files. It’s time to start to let your mind relax, as well as your body.

    Tidy up. This isn’t a major housecleaning. The dishes should be in the dishwasher and the laundry out of the dryer by now. Instead, make your lunch for tomorrow if you’ll need it in the morning, prep the coffee maker, and wipe down the kitchen. This way, you aren’t stressed about any big mess you might have left.

    Make notes for tomorrow. Take the time to write down anything you might be stressed about and a step or two you can take to resolve the issue. This isn’t to make you anxious, but to get the worry out of your head for a little while. Once you write it down, you can assure yourself you won’t forget anything and you already have a plan in place to address the stress.

    Make notes about today. Once you’ve made notes for the next day, take the time to write a few things that went really well today. If it was a hard day, write something that you’re thankful for, no matter how small. This will allow you to end your day on a peaceful, thankful note, rather than a stressed one.

    Turn the lights down. Remember your nightly routine started as soon as you woke up with finding sunlight? Here’s where that comes into play! Your body recognizes the difference between the daylight, when you should be awake, and the dimmer lights, when you should start relaxing. Your body produces melatonin, which is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Dim lights helps your body know it’s time to start producing, so you can get some rest.

    Have a relaxing ritual. Maybe it’s a hot bath by candlelight. Maybe it’s a cup of chamomile tea. Maybe it’s meditation or deep breathing. Whatever relaxes you and helps you transition from busy day to peaceful night, find time to do it.

    If you read, choose carefully. Once you get in bed, feel free to read or listen to music until you drift off. But if you’re reading on an e-reader instead of a book, avoid the ones with backlights. Same goes for television and computer screens. Now isn’t the time for electronics that trick your brain into thinking you should be awake.

    It’s time to stop tossing and turning. Improving your nighttime routine very well may help improve your nights!

  3. 9 Shocking Health Benefits of Eating Beets

    Eating beets benefitsYou know the superfoods: Kale…chia seeds…pomegranates…beets? I know, that last one may be shocking but there really are incredible health benefits to eating beets! So before you pass them by in the grocery produce section, read on. It’s time to start reaping the benefits of eating beets. Continue reading →
  4. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    RegeneCell IngredientsAging isn't just about getting older. There’s very little we can do about getting older, and truthfully, getting older can be a good thing. But we can fight aging – the tell-tale wrinkles, the more regular doctors’ visits, the ever lengthening list of specialists, even the physical changes. You don’t have to give into them without a fight. That’s why Dr. Mitchell Ghen developed RegeneCell – the single most comprehensive anti-aging supplement on the market. Dr. Ghen has brought together more than 70 of the most effective, most reputable anti-aging fighters to create the formula that will help you rejuvenate every system and every cell in your body! How did he do this? By identifying the 10 signs of aging – and then researching the RegeneCell ingredients you need to address every single one of them and more. Continue reading →
  5. Blood thinner Pradaxa requires blood monitoring like Coumadin

    Ticking-time-bomb blood thinner could kill you No more blood tests! That whopper of a selling point has been used to pedal the blood-thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) since it hit the market in 2010. And boy has it worked. At least 850,000 prescriptions have been written for the drug since Big Pharma giant Boehringer Ingelheim first introduced us to their 30-billion-dollar baby. Despite its $300 bucks a month price tag, Pradaxa has sold like hotcakes, and if you… or someone you care about… has ever been on the old standby drug Coumadin (warfarin) it’s not hard to understand why. Coumadin users… who spend about $4 a month on their drug… are forced to make frequent trips to see their doctor, or a lab tech, to get their blood levels monitored. It’s not long before all that poking leaves them feeling like a black-and-blue pin cushion. Continue reading →
  6. ADHD drugs may double heart problems in kids

    Could your child’s ADHD drug stop his heart? That “THUNK!” you just heard was the other shoe dropping. A new Dutch study has confirmed that ADHD drugs could be dangerous, and even deadly, for your kids. Now if you’re thinking it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that feeding young children (or anyone for that matter) powerful stimulant drugs isn’t going to end well, I couldn’t agree more. But apparently what seems obvious to you and me, isn’t always so clear to those blinded by the shine of the Big Pharma alter where they worship. The enormous study, following 714,000 children in Denmark for an average of 9 and a half years, found that the ADHD pills they’re handing out like samples at the supermarket these days, could be putting your child’s or grandchild’s heart in grave danger. Continue reading →
  7. Is RegeneCell A Scam? The Truth Behind this Premier Antioxidant

    Is RegeneCell  A Scam?In this day and age, we understand why people ask a question like this one. But in this case, knowing everything we know about RegeneCell, the question kind of makes us laugh. Why? Because not only is RegeneCell not a scam, it’s one of the ultimate anti-aging products available anywhere. What Is RegeneCell? But it’s not enough for us to tell you there’s no RegeneCell scam – we have to prove it. And we understand that. So let’s look at what RegeneCell is. Continue reading →
  8. Dr. Ghen & RegeneCell – The Only Anti-Aging Team You’ll Ever Need

    RegeneCell Anti-Aging SupplementWhen researching anti-aging products, like RegeneCell, you've probably noticed the name Dr. Mitchell Ghen. Or maybe when reading about RegeneCell, you've run across his name. It makes you wonder - just who is Dr. Ghen, and what does he have to do with RegeneCell? Let’s take a closer look at RegeneCell and Dr. Ghen, both… Continue reading →
  9. RegeneCell Reviews – Does it Really Work… SURE DOES!

    RegeneCell antioxidant supplement RegeneCell is NorthStar Nutritionals premiere antioxidant supplement, designed to help you slam the brakes on aging and help you feel decades younger.  So it is likely that you heard that RegeneCell can help you keep… A brain so sharp you can be able to retrieve any piece of information--pin numbers, birthdays, phone numbers--on command Energy that keeps you going through your day Skin that wrinkles bounce off of like a trampoline And now, you’re curious to find out if RegeneCell really works, if it really is a premier antioxidant supplement. Just continue reading and you may be amazed at what our customers had to say about RegeneCellContinue reading →
  10. Dangerous ADHD drugs fed to more than 10,000 toddlers

    It’s nothing short of a horrifying disgrace. A new report has found that at least ten thousand toddlers—2 and 3-year-old babies—are being drugged with daily doses of powerful, addictive and dangerous stimulants. Drugs that fall into the same class as morphine, amphetamines and cocaine! I’m talking, of course, about so-called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. Continue reading →
  11. Shocking sleeping pill side effects force changes

    In case you’re keeping score, the FDA has been caught asleep at the wheel yet again. After ten years of being on the market, they’ve finally admitted that for more than 11 hours after taking Lunesta, the sleeping pill's side effects may severely impair a user’s memory, coordination and ability to perform everyday tasks. You know… tasks like driving a two-ton car down the same highway your child’s school bus takes.

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