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Natural Insomnia Cures (Part Three)

Cancer Prevention

In the first two sections about insomnia we outlined common triggers for sleep disorders.  I also explored common medical conditions associated with sleep dysfunction.  If you missed the first two parts you can catch up here and here.

In part two (7 Causes of Insomnia) I noted my clinically relevant causes of insomnia.  The cure for greater than 85% of the cases I treat improve with diligent attention /elimination/addition to the items mentioned in the causes of insomnia article.

As a reminder those include:

  • Specific Stimulant Elimination
  • Avoiding High Sugar/Carbohydrate foods
  • Modifying Stress
  • Avoiding prescription medication culprits
  • Start Exercising
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Seeking Help for Psychiatric Conditions
  • Obtaining a checkup to make sure no chronic medical conditions exist

Patients often ask me to help them with “Natural” supplements to imrove sleep.  I’ll list a few favorite recipes and products:

Supplments for Insomnia

The following cocktail is typically washed down with a 8 ounce cup of Chamomille tea, preferrably with 1 tsp of coconut oil dissolved.  This stablizes blood sugar and the fat decreases insulin swings at night that commonly trigger insomnia.  Each supplement can be used individually  or together depending on need.  Turn off TV/Radio/Smart Phones (See Media fasting) Establish a routine, hot shower, stretching, and breathing exercises like box breathing.

1.  Minchex 2 at bedtime  (Mineral support–Mg and calcium)

2.  Formula 303  2 at bedtime

The supplements are worth a try.  They are natural and non habit forming.  Keep in mind insomnia the vast majority of the time is caused by the aforementioned nutritional, medicinal, and lifestyle issues…..

Feedback or questions are welcome here!


Listener Feedback Podcast 2/26/2015


Welcome to the next installment of the NRGTRIBE Podcast. 

In this episode we will answer YOUR questions!  

Covered Topics:

  1. How do I NOT “Fall apart” after being an athlete my entire life?

  2. How safe are artificial sweetners? (24′)

  3. What’s a good age to begin weight training? (26’50)

  4. Is rice healthy? (29.30)



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Why Multi-tasking is for Suckers

Science has proven that multi-tasking isn’t effective.  It can’t be done.

You think you’re doing more in less time and space…but in reality you are doing one, two, three or more things INEFFECTIVELY.

As a thought experiment try quieting input into your mind.

News reports, social media, and the host of information sources we bombard ourselves with everyday present information in choppy, short bursts.

These “Packets” of information train our brain to think in brief, shallow terms.  Our ability to think deeply wanes from atrophy.

We lose insight into why we feel the way we do.

Are you in a bad mood today?  Like a tummy-ache, consuming too many packets of emotionally charged informational snippets can wreck your day.

Feeling overwhelmed, emotional, ineffective, or unfocused?

Consider turning off the flow.  Try a Media Fast



Daily Motivation from Mark Divine

The god-given potential for this human machine of ours is unbelievable. There
is an athlete and a warrior in everybody. It’s essentially part of our DNA. It’s
hard-coded. But we’ve been kind of brought up in a society that has led us
to believe that hard work is really not for everybody, it’s only for a few select
people, like first responders, and it’s okay to kind of just get by and go to
the gym, or to eat all that junk food and not take responsibility and blame it
on society. That background, or that belief system, is really dangerous and
needs to be rooted out and eliminated.

–Mark Divine…Former US Navy Seal


Life Lessons From a Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

For the last few months I have lacked focus and motivation. Sure I’ve pushed through my clinical duties but my passion for delievering new material to the TRIBE waned.  Life, work, and business compete for our time,  energy, and creativity.  Sometimes we can feel less productive or even stagnant.

It was while reflecting on my motivation that I came across a small Lemon tree growing in my backyard.  The tree  caught my attention and reminded of a qoute.

“Most of life’s problems can be solved in a Garden” –Geoff Lawton

No, the tree didn’t talk to me…but it did share a story.

By all accounts the tree “looked” healthy–green leaves, thick expanding trunk, a few buds but only one lonely plump lemon.

This got me thinking.

There’s a season for everything.

This little tree did the best it could this year….It grew, maintained itself, and even showed a little hope for better times in the spring (Buds).

Despite recent climatic adversity (less rain, intense heat last year, cold winter) this lemon tree still produced something of value.

This little lemon tree eased my mind and helped refocus me. It reminded me that we all have seasons of more or less production.

We all face adversity, frustration, pests and disease. Despite all that, we all can still have hope and produce something to share with the world.

Nature shows us the value of recharging, conserving energy, refocusing, growing deeper roots, and preparing for seasons of greater bounty and productivity.

I’m thankful for my lemons and my wise little tree.

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