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I know I have battled with this in the past for years. In my case I would fall asleep and then wake up at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning alert and awake as ever, unable to go back to sleep. Once I finally did fall back to sleep I would either oversleep or wake up so exhausted and tired.
Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling or staying asleep. It can be triggered by stress, medications, drug or alcohol use, anxiety or depression. In my situation is was a combination of stress and depression. Aside from prayer and meditation I was looking for a solution. Drugs are absolutely out of the question as most of you who know me know that I prefer all natural methods. I’ve talked about the benefits of using natural alternative healing as opposed to medications and chemical substances. Essential oils are powerful as they come directly from the plant source and are able to penetrate deep into the cells. Essential oils have been proved far more effective than herbs for healing. Here are some essential oils that helped me nip that insomnia in the bud.
Lavender: This is an amazing essential oil which I use for a variety of things. To help me sleep and relax I applied a few drops to the bottoms of my feet before bed. Sometimes just opening the bottle and smelling the oils was enough to relax me. You can also apply a few drops to the palms of your hands and breathe it in.
Balance: This is a blend doTERRA offers which is great for emotional support. Those who suffer from insomnia due to depression or stress will find this blend relaxing . I apply this to the bottoms of my feet in the mornings as it helps balance emotions.
Suggested recipe: Combine 2 drops of Roman Chamomile, 6 drops geranium, 3 drops lemon, and 4 drops sandalwood. Add 6 drops of this blend to your bath at bedtime and combine 5 drops with 2 tsp. coconut oil for a massage after a bath.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails and questions about fibroids and natural ways to heal them. While I cannot diagnose, treat, or cure any disease I can offer you some tips, which can be beneficial. Fibroids are noncancerous growths of muscle and connective tissue in the uterus. They can be painful and may affect fertility and pregnancy. As with most dis-ease in the body I always recommend going the all natural route, below is a list of some natural alternative remedies that you may find helpful.
Processed Foods- Eliminating processed foods from your diet and increasing your intake of whole nutritious foods. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that fast foods are not healthy. Anything with a shelf life including packaged goods and some frozen food contain preservatives in order to keep their “freshness”. With this process most of the food loses its nutritional value.
Meats- Some women have found it beneficial sticking to a more plant based diet free from animal protein. I am an advocate for eating a mostly or completely plant based vegetarian diet. However if you find it too difficult to cut out all meats I suggest buying range free organic chicken, grass fed organic beef, wild caught fish. Most other animal products you see at the grocery contain growth hormones. The growth hormones that these animals are digesting remain in the meat and enter your body once you eat them.
Avoid mucus forming food-Mucus forming foods can contribute to female disorders including fibroids. To help eliminate unhealthy mucus from the body start juicing every morning (organs, grapefruit, lemons, limes, pineapples). Stay away from dairy products, cow milk is one of the worst culprits. Gluten containing foods like breads, pastas, baked goods, and cereals should also be avoided. Read your labels and buy gluten free when possible.
Toxic Beauty Products- A lot of beauty products on the market today have some form of chemical in it from the preservatives to the fake dyes used for coloring and other synthetic ingredients. There have been several debates over the last few years over the use of parabens as a preservative. The issue with parabens is that they mimic estrogen in the body. A well-known cause of breast cancer and fibroid tumors is the over abundance of estrogen in the body. These in turn changes or alter your body’s natural chemistry. So please be careful and be sure to read your labels carefully before purchasing anything.
Essential Oils- Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. Essential oils were mankind’s first medicine. When it comes to fibroids essential oils like frankincense, helichrysum, oregano, and lavender may ease symptoms. Try mixing 3 drops of essential oil with a carrier oil such coconut oil or jojoba oil. Best used if rubbed on reflex points on the feet. It may sound strange to rub on your feet but this will insure that it gets into the blood stream fast, thereby soothing the symptoms faster. For more on essential oils click here
Detoxing- Cleansing and detoxing the body on a regular basis (one every few months) will help keep toxins out of the body aiding to better overall health. Even if you do eat a clean and well balanced diet toxins can still build up in the body and its always good to give your organs a good cleanse. Drinking warm water with lemon in the morning can help flush out your system. Herbs such as milk thistle will also help flush toxins out of your liver. I also take a probiotic and digestive aid daily to assist my body in the cleansing process.
I hope you find these tips helpful
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