Just one week of insufficient sleep alters the activity of our genes, which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health. Here are the hidden health hazards caused by sleep deprivation.
The Vagus nerve. Did you know that stimulation of this nerve triggers off all your digestive processes, helping you digest and absorb nutrients better and avoid bloating, reflux and indigestion. You can trigger it using bitter foods such as rocket or by deep breathing. If you are having significant digestive issues, your Naturopath can prescribe herbs that trigger the Vagus nerve. Cool huh?
Cure a Sinus Infection! Apple Cider Vinegar helps thin mucus! This tea works wonders! cup of water 1 tbs apple cider vinegar 1 whole clove 1 portion of fresh ginger root (chopped) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbs local honey *boil all together - the cinnamon won't dissolve, but adds great flavour!
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is primarily used to treat skin conditions. It helps alleviate itchiness caused by dermatitis & eczema. The oil, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that is hard to come by in the diet. The brain is prompted by GLA to make a specific kind of prostaglandin which can work to prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms, seizures & depression by indirectly protecting the nervous system & the liver. Using EPO daily can help lower BP & cholesterol…
Human brain integrates signals simultaneously coming from different senses. Great article. As a parent to a higher-functioning autistic, this really does explain a lot of what she does. Well worth a read.
Raynaud's Resource Page - Raynaud's is an autoimmune condition that causes an interruption of blood flow to the fingers, toes, nose and/or ears when a spasm occurs in the blood vessels of these areas. Spasms are caused by exposure to cold temperatures or emotional stress. Approximately 5-10 percent of all Americans suffer from Raynaud's, but only one out of five sufferers seeks treatment. Both men and women suffer from the disease, but women are nine times more likely to be affected.