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We live in an over-stimulated society. We joke about being over-caffeinated with our extra shot lattes or 5 hour energy cocktails, but over-stimulation is a real problem.

Are you (or someone you care about) feeling nervous, stressed out, or  overwhelmed? This week’s Wellness Minute features an exciting product that has been shown to have a calming effect that may assist in instances of stress or anxiety and even the improvement of impaired sleep. Watch today’s short video to see if this might help YOU.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC

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Is Snoring Keeping You Awake?


“I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, my wife said my “snoring” was gone.”

Do you Snore? You might say “never” or, “maybe” or, “How would I know, I’m asleep.” If we asked your mate, they will definitely have the answer. A couple was in the office last week, and here’s what the husband said. “My wife says I am a puffer. Kind of a … (puff a few times) is that annoying? But even as a puffer, sometimes I keep my wife awake because she is such a light sleeper.”

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13

So as innocuous as a little puffing may seem, it can cause some serious discomfort in your mate’s sleep and ultimately how they function the next day. But let’s look at snoring as one of the clues we can use to identify the need to live a healthier lifestyle.

A September 2008, study in the journal “Sleep” showed “Heavy snoring to be an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis. The study is rather technical but here’s the short version. 110 people were categorized as mild, moderate, or heavy snorers in a sleep laboratory. Two researchers were blinded to the snoring history of each subject and listened to a sound signal from a room microphone. Each individual snore was  manually scored and a snore index was created based on snores per hour of sleep.

Participants were placed into one of 3 groups: 0-25% was defined as no snoring to mild snoring; 25-50%, moderate snoring; more than 50%., heavy snoring. Here’s what the authors had to say about heavy snoring: “Our data clearly demonstrates that heavy snoring is an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis which may progress to be associated with the development of stroke, representing a major cause of morbidity and mortality.”

You might be thinking, could my snoring or my spouse’s snoring be that serious? What about mild snoring? Should I be concerned? What about the baby boomers who want to function at peak mental capacity. Snoring may be the motivation for you or your spouse to finally decide to get healthy, real healthy.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to change. But if the carrot is big enough, all of us will travel in uncharted waters. The risk of atherosclerotic plague, compromised healthy brain function, and possible stroke as well as the behavioral and interpersonal issues of snoring may be strong enough reason to take action.

So what are some of the natural things you can do to help reduce snoring? From a physical therapy point of view, anything that can increase muscle control in the throat and soft palate will help. Singing, especially employing throat warm-up exercises used by professional singers, will strengthen lax muscles. Done 30 minutes a day, throat exercises can be a cost-effective snore-reducer for people and even help mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13bFrom a nutritional point of view, a friend and colleague Dr. Brian Sandborn shared with me a little remedy. To reduce snoring, try taking L-Carnitine. He uses one tsp which is 3 grams of L-Carnitine before bed. L -Carnitine has many functions, but one of its principle roles is to mobilize fat. The word picture that I like is that Carnitine is like a fork lift carrying fat into the energy part of the cell called the mitochondria where the fat can be burned.

I decided to try it for the patient’s puffing.  Because it is tart, I had him mix it with about 3 ounces of fruit juice and 6 ounces of water. I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, his wife said his puffing was gone.

L-Carnitine and vitamin C is just one strategy. Ask Dr. Godo about L-Carnitine and other ways to reduce snoring. But remember, therapies that work for one person may not work as well for another. We are all biochemically unique. That’s why your individualized approach with Dr. Godo is so valuable. He can help you assess strategies that work for you. Ask for help. Your spouse will sleep better, you’ll reduce serious risk factors, and you’ll be healthier.I just saw Dr. Sandborn a few weeks ago and he reminded me that Carnitine is made from Lysine if adequate vitamin C is present. So whenever you supplement with Carnitine, make sure you are getting sufficient vitamin C.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo    Discount Code: “DFILC501”

 

Is Snoring Keeping You Awake?


“I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, my wife said my “snoring” was gone.”

Do you Snore? You might say “never” or, “maybe” or, “How would I know, I’m asleep.” If we asked your mate, they will definitely have the answer. A couple was in the office last week, and here’s what the husband said. “My wife says I am a puffer. Kind of a … (puff a few times) is that annoying? But even as a puffer, sometimes I keep my wife awake because she is such a light sleeper.”

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13

So as innocuous as a little puffing may seem, it can cause some serious discomfort in your mate’s sleep and ultimately how they function the next day. But let’s look at snoring as one of the clues we can use to identify the need to live a healthier lifestyle.

A September 2008, study in the journal “Sleep” showed “Heavy snoring to be an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis. The study is rather technical but here’s the short version. 110 people were categorized as mild, moderate, or heavy snorers in a sleep laboratory. Two researchers were blinded to the snoring history of each subject and listened to a sound signal from a room microphone. Each individual snore was  manually scored and a snore index was created based on snores per hour of sleep.

Participants were placed into one of 3 groups: 0-25% was defined as no snoring to mild snoring; 25-50%, moderate snoring; more than 50%., heavy snoring. Here’s what the authors had to say about heavy snoring: “Our data clearly demonstrates that heavy snoring is an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis which may progress to be associated with the development of stroke, representing a major cause of morbidity and mortality.”

You might be thinking, could my snoring or my spouse’s snoring be that serious? What about mild snoring? Should I be concerned? What about the baby boomers who want to function at peak mental capacity. Snoring may be the motivation for you or your spouse to finally decide to get healthy, real healthy.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to change. But if the carrot is big enough, all of us will travel in uncharted waters. The risk of atherosclerotic plague, compromised healthy brain function, and possible stroke as well as the behavioral and interpersonal issues of snoring may be strong enough reason to take action.

So what are some of the natural things you can do to help reduce snoring? From a physical therapy point of view, anything that can increase muscle control in the throat and soft palate will help. Singing, especially employing throat warm-up exercises used by professional singers, will strengthen lax muscles. Done 30 minutes a day, throat exercises can be a cost-effective snore-reducer for people and even help mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13bFrom a nutritional point of view, a friend and colleague Dr. Brian Sandborn shared with me a little remedy. To reduce snoring, try taking L-Carnitine. He uses one tsp which is 3 grams of L-Carnitine before bed. L -Carnitine has many functions, but one of its principle roles is to mobilize fat. The word picture that I like is that Carnitine is like a fork lift carrying fat into the energy part of the cell called the mitochondria where the fat can be burned.

I decided to try it for the patient’s puffing.  Because it is tart, I had him mix it with about 3 ounces of fruit juice and 6 ounces of water. I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, his wife said his puffing was gone.

L-Carnitine and vitamin C is just one strategy. Ask Dr. Godo about L-Carnitine and other ways to reduce snoring. But remember, therapies that work for one person may not work as well for another. We are all biochemically unique. That’s why your individualized approach with Dr. Godo is so valuable. He can help you assess strategies that work for you. Ask for help. Your spouse will sleep better, you’ll reduce serious risk factors, and you’ll be healthier.I just saw Dr. Sandborn a few weeks ago and he reminded me that Carnitine is made from Lysine if adequate vitamin C is present. So whenever you supplement with Carnitine, make sure you are getting sufficient vitamin C.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo    Discount Code: “DFILC501”

Underlying Causes of Sleep Loss


“Let’s look at 3 patterns of sleep loss: those who can’t fall asleep, those who can’t stay asleep, and sleep neurotransmitters.”

Sleep is not an option. Some people can sleep but don’t get enough. Others have problems sleeping. I recently attended a major nutritional seminar and every single speaker put emphasis on the importance of getting sufficient sleep. We need sleep for a healthy immune system, better decision making abilities, and creativity.Sleep Loss

Poor sleep is associated with impaired memory and attention. Sleep is the major metabolic equalizer. It is where the body restores and repairs. Poor sleep, limited repair. Limited repair translates into increased aging.

If you are not sleeping, you are headed to a state of chronic inflammation and chronic pain. For you who have trouble sleeping, let’s look at three major patterns of sleep loss: those who can’t fall asleep, those who can’t stay asleep, and the basic neurotransmitters associated with sleeplessness.

What’s interesting about each of these patterns is that they are all directly or indirectly influenced by insulin and cortisol. Dr. Godo may recommend foods that are better to help balance insulin and cortisol. What we eat will certainly affect blood sugar levels and many hormones.

As a side note, it’s interesting that many of the meal plans which are part of Dr. Godo’s HGH weight loss program are designed to normalize both insulin and cortisol. As a result, almost everyone who goes on the program to lose weight eventually finds themselves sleeping better.

So let’s look at the first pattern of sleep loss, those who can’t fall asleep. As a rule of thumb when someone has difficulty falling asleep they have hyper cortical function. Some of the other symptoms of cortisol excess are depression, bone loss, fatigue, weight gain in the waist, loss of muscle mass, and thinning skin.

There are a number of botanical agents that work well to reduce cortisol. Work with Dr. Godo; he knows which natural products have a combination of adaptogenic herbs, supportive low dose vitamins, and trace minerals necessary to feed the adrenal glands and reduce hyper cortical symptoms.

Let’s look at the next pattern, those who can fall asleep but can’t stay asleep. Their blood sugar gets so low that their adrenals give a little shot of glucocorticoids to maintain blood sugar levels and that little bit is all they need to wake up. These are the people who wake up in the middle of the night and they start thinking of all the things that they have to do during the day and whomp that’s it, they’re up!

DeStressIf we can maintain healthy blood sugar, we wouldn’t need the adrenals to provide that extra boost. A protein diet with a good source of healthy oils and supplements to support functional hypoglycemia can be the solution for this kind of insomnia.

The third pattern of sleep loss refers to neurotransmitter imbalances. The dance of the hormones and neurotransmitters is so elegant and so interconnected. If the excitatory neurotransmitters don’t have adequate inhibitory factors, sleep or relaxation is difficult. Serotonin is one of the main inhibitory neurotransmitters. If you have trouble sleeping or relaxing, there are natural therapies to balance serotonin levels and help you sleep.

But regardless of the cause of insomnia, sometimes we have to break the sleepless cycle. The past experience of not sleeping and the fear of another sleepless night is almost enough emotional stimulation to increase the very hormones and neurotransmitters that will cause insomnia.

I recommend a natural supplement called De-Stress. De-Stress is a milk peptide derivative that has been shown by the University of Nancy in France to have anti-anxiety properties. De-Stress before bedtime is a safe and natural way to relax and help break the cycle of anxiety associated with sleeplessness.

But no matter what it is keeping you from a restful and restoring night of sleep, it’s time to break the cycle. Give Dr. Godo a call because SLEEP is not an option.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

www.GoToGodo.com

www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  Discount Code “DFILC501”

 

Underlying Causes of Sleep Loss


“Let’s look at 3 patterns of sleep loss: those who can’t fall asleep, those who can’t stay asleep, and sleep neurotransmitters.”

Sleep is not an option. Some people can sleep but don’t get enough. Others have problems sleeping. I recently attended a major nutritional seminar and every single speaker put emphasis on the importance of getting sufficient sleep. We need sleep for a healthy immune system, better decision making abilities, and creativity.

Poor sleep is associated with impaired memory and attention. Sleep is the major metabolic equalizer. It is where the body restores and repairs. Poor sleep, limited repair. Limited repair translates into increased aging.

If you are not sleeping, you are headed to a state of chronic inflammation and chronic pain. For you who have trouble sleeping, let’s look at three major patterns of sleep loss: those who can’t fall asleep, those who can’t stay asleep, and the basic neurotransmitters associated with sleeplessness.

What’s interesting about each of these patterns is that they are all directly or indirectly influenced by insulin and cortisol. Dr. Godo may recommend foods that are better to help balance insulin and cortisol. What we eat will certainly affect blood sugar levels and many hormones.

As a side note, it’s interesting that many of the meal plans which are part of Dr. Godo’s HGH weight loss program are designed to normalize both insulin and cortisol. As a result, almost everyone who goes on the program to lose weight eventually finds themselves sleeping better.

So let’s look at the first pattern of sleep loss, those who can’t fall asleep. As a rule of thumb when someone has difficulty falling asleep they have hyper cortical function. Some of the other symptoms of cortisol excess are depression, bone loss, fatigue, weight gain in the waist, loss of muscle mass, and thinning skin.

There are a number of botanical agents that work well to reduce cortisol. Work with Dr. Godo; he knows which natural products have a combination of adaptogenic herbs, supportive low dose vitamins, and trace minerals necessary to feed the adrenal glands and reduce hyper cortical symptoms.

Let’s look at the next pattern, those who can fall asleep but can’t stay asleep. Their blood sugar gets so low that their adrenals give a little shot of glucocorticoids to maintain blood sugar levels and that little bit is all they need to wake up. These are the people who wake up in the middle of the night and they start thinking of all the things that they have to do during the day and whomp that’s it, they’re up!

If we can maintain healthy blood sugar, we wouldn’t need the adrenals to provide that extra boost. A protein diet with a good source of healthy oils and supplements to support functional hypoglycemia can be the solution for this kind of insomnia.

The third pattern of sleep loss refers to neurotransmitter imbalances. The dance of the hormones and neurotransmitters is so elegant and so interconnected. If the excitatory neurotransmitters don’t have adequate inhibitory factors, sleep or relaxation is difficult. Serotonin is one of the main inhibitory neurotransmitters. If you have trouble sleeping or relaxing, there are natural therapies to balance serotonin levels and help you sleep.

But regardless of the cause of insomnia, sometimes we have to break the sleepless cycle. The past experience of not sleeping and the fear of another sleepless night is almost enough emotional stimulation to increase the very hormones and neurotransmitters that will cause insomnia.

I recommend a natural supplement called De-Stress. De-Stress is a milk peptide derivative that has been shown by the University of Nancy in France to have anti-anxiety properties. De-Stress before bedtime is a safe and natural way to relax and help break the cycle of anxiety associated with sleeplessness.

But no matter what it is keeping you from a restful and restoring night of sleep, it’s time to break the cycle. Give Dr. Godo a call because SLEEP is not an option.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com