Natural Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Hey, guys. Axe, here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to go through a sevenstepprocess on how to overcome sleep apnea. If you struggle with sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia,just trouble sleeping at night, these tips are going to help you big time. The number one thing you've got to start doingif you want to overcome sleep apnea is look at your diet. Now, sometimes sleep apnea canbe related to weight gain. It can be related to inflammation in different areas of yourbody. But if you can follow these dietary tips, it's going to help tremendously.
The first thing you want to do is you reallywant to focus on supporting your metabolism. You want to focus on getting three thingsevery single meal: good quality protein, healthy fat, and fiber, those three things. Most peoplewith sleep apnea, most people tend to consume too many carbohydrates and too much sugar,which can actually affect your insulin levels and your metabolism, which causes sleep apnea.So again, healthy protein, such as bone broth protein, organic chicken and turkey, wildcaughtfish, grassfed beef, getting good quality protein is important. Number two, fiber, getting more vegetablesand fruits in your diet and wholesprouted
grains, such as brown rice, that's where youwant to get your fiber. The healthy fats, things like coconut oil, olive oil, organicnuts and seeds, those are some ways to get some good healthy fat in your diet. So again,focus on a healthy diet, a diet that's antiinflammatory and that helps balance out insulin levelsis going to be big when it comes to beating sleep apnea. Number two, there are certain things you wantto avoid. If you have sleep apnea, you want to avoid intake of alcohol, caffeine, smoking,and also you need to be aware of sedatives. If you're taking sedatives on a regular basis,that can really cause sleep apnea. Stay away
from those things. If you're saying to yourself,quot;Well, I'm still going to do caffeine and alcohol,quot; then what I would do is not do coffee.I would just do a little bit of tea, like a green tea during the day. So again, just tone it down some. The otherthing I would do is, if you're drinking alcohol, limit it to one glass. When you start doingmore than one glass, more than one beer, more than one glass of alcohol, that's really goingto affect your sleep cycle. And no more than two days a week. Again, bring the alcoholdown, because that will absolutely cause sleep apnea.
The number three tip is to treat acid reflux.Many people with sleep apnea have heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux, or some type of digestiveissue that's causing their sleep apnea. Now, the way to overcome that is to follow thesedietary tips. You want to eat smaller meals, so you don't want to overeat, and get moreorganic meat, vegetables, and fruits. You've got to be careful overconsuming thegrains, the pastas, the breads, the chips. All of those things will really cause acidreflux and sleep apnea. Also, supplementing with digestive enzymes, probiotics, and applecider vinegar. So probiotics, enzymes, and apple cider vinegar, all of those can helpin the natural treatment of acid reflux and
reduce sleep apnea. The number four thing you want to considerdoing to beat sleep apnea is getting a humidifier in your bedroom. Oftentimes, it's the humidityor being too dry in the bedroom that actually causes sleep apnea. So look into getting ahumidifier and sometimes an air purifier. So a humidifier, an air purifier, those thingscan actually help support your body and you breathing better and overcoming sleep apnea. Number five is your sleeping position. Manypeople with sleep apnea sleep on their back. Some of them sleep on their stomach. You wantto sleep on your side. What you want to do
2013 Atrial Fibrillation Conference Living with Afib Mellanie True Hills StopAfib
Mellanie: I'll talk about communicatingwith your s, and also about living with afib. 0:10 Let me give you a little bit of backgroundfirst. Now, I already mentioned that I was a patient. I had a surgical procedure, andI'm now free of afib. I founded StopAfib in 2007, and in that same year, we launchedafib month in September to raise awareness of afib. We worked with other organizations,such as the Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, and the American Collegeof Cardiology to work with Congress to make Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month official.So, it's now a national awareness month.
In raising awareness, I've even had theprivilege of following Barry Manilow at the podium in front of members of Congress. Butas an atrial fibrillation patient, I was scared, lost, nervous, and unsure. I realized justhow vulnerable we patients are when we're sitting with a who may be standingover us, at the very least maybe in a white coat, who's speaking in a language thatwe don't understand, about a condition that is complex, and confusing, and has turnedour lives upside down. What I'm going to share with you is foryou if afib has made your life more difficult, or if it has taken over your life. 1:52One of the biggest challenges that we face
in communicating with s, especiallywhen our appointments are short and there's so much to cover, is that afib is such a complexdisease that we may not get all of our questions answered. We may just not even know whereto start. So, let me give you some ideas for what you can do to make your visitsmost effective. 2:19 First, prepare for your visitslike you might do for a business meeting. Write down your questions, and write downyour goals for your visit, just like you would for a business meeting. Your appreciates you coming prepared. My s usually start out by saying, â€œWhat questionsdo you have todayéâ€� That's a good way
to get your concerns addressed before goingon with the other things that need to be addressed during the visit. With visits being short,the more effective you can make that visit, the much better results you'll get fromyour visit. 3:06 In addition, one patient said, â€œWe'renot stupid. We're smart people who just don't happen to speak the same languageas our s.â€� So, if you don't understand what your is telling you, tell your. Let them know that you need more information, you need explanations. Maybe they're usingmedical jargon that's just not familiar to you. Feel free to tell your thatyou don't understand. If you sit there,
and you're nodding your head, your thinks you understand, and is just going to keep on going. So, help your help you. 3:40 In addition, it's extremely valuableif you can bring an advocate with you to your appointments. Maybe a spouse, a child, a familymember, a friendâ€”someone that can write down the things that the is tellingyou and also remind you if you forget some of your questions. And having a second personhearing what you're saying, and hearing what the is saying, is really valuablebecause you might be taking away a slightly different perspective, and you have someoneto bounce it off of, and make sure that you
really understand. 4:17 When we're in our appointments, thereis so much to know about afib. It's such a confusing condition, and you know, we'rerushed because appointments are short. So, make sure that you're getting your questionsanswered, and make sure that you have someone there with you. That's really the best.As Prystowsky said, sometimes he'll send people away and say, â€œBring your spousewith you,â€� and that really is important because it impacts the spouse as well. We'lltalk about caregivers in a moment. But those who are living with afib include not onlythe patient but also the family members.
Are You Overfeeding Your Child
The statistics are alarming. Childhood obesityhas more than tripled in the past 30 years. Yes, tripled!We're at war with a pandemic that will overwhelm the health care system.We're Quality Catering for Kids and we want to help you know when your children have hadenough food at mealtime, so you don't unintentionally force them to overeat. Here are a few tips.First, listen to your kids when they tell you they're full. Don't force them to overeatby encouraging them to be members of quot;clean plate club.quot; If you see your children playingwith their food, it could be that they just aren't hungry anymore. Kids 3 and youngerdon't know how say quot;I'm full.quot; Kids under
the age of 5 are very good at monitoring theirintake. They eat when they're hungry and stop whenthey're full. That's why they often end up playing with their food. So don't force theissue. Next.Use Snack Time WiselyIf you think your child hasn't eaten enough food at mealtime, use snack time to slip infoods they needbut offer healthy food, not empty calories, like a pile of cookies. Kidslove cheese. So offer them a small piece of natural cheese like Havarti or Swiss or amild brick cheese. Sorry, but no Cheese Whizz. Kids also like peanut butter. Both cheeseand peanut butter provide protein. (You can
also let them snack on fruits and vegetablesfor vitamins and minerals. How about some applesauce or banana sliceséOr colorful red pepper sticksé A word of caution.Don't make sugary foods completely off limits because if your kids don't get them at home,they'll eat them somewhere else. Do keep sugary treats to a minimum.Reserve them for special events like sleepovers or birthday parties. And here's an alternativeto a big birthday cake Consider a cupcake cut into several pieces.And NEVER, EVER use sweets as a bribe. Forget about what you've heard about sugarmaking children overactive. Even though kids
can get a sugar buzz, there's no scientificevidenceat allthat sugar makes kids hyperactive.A small sweet treat now and then is OK. It's a constant diet of sweet treats that's theproblem. Finally,let kids make food choices. It's great way for them to have some controland power in their little world. At snacktime, offer them two snacks they usuallyenjoylike carrots with a lowfat dip or a handful of nuts. Then, let them decide whichone to eat. Let's Review: To keep kids from overeating,listen to your kids, use snack, time wisely,
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