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Epidemic Sleeplessness in Children

According to the 2011 World Sleep Day Update 45% of the world’s population suffers from sleep problems. This can include insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome (or RLS), and sleep deprivation. Sadder still, is the shocking fact that 25% of the world’s children are also struggling to sleep. Continue reading

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Restless Leg Syndrome? Magnesium Deficiency.

Restless leg syndrome is a topic of very little controversy, which surprises me endlessly. Somehow this disease has popped up in a relatively short amount of time and been accepted as something that our neurological and musculo-skeletal systems just do. We’ve got pharmaceutical medications for it and yet it looks almost exactly the same as a simple nutritional deficiency. Continue reading

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Sleep Like A Champion

I don’t know about you, but I don’t meet many people who actually sleep anymore. Maybe you can’t fall asleep because your mind is racing, or you’re in bed for 8 hours, but you still wake up tired. The kids wake you up or you really only have 3 hours, so you make the best of it. Sleep has become a luxury, when it used to be just a part of life. Continue reading

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Mommy Burn-Out… Eek!

I am honestly awe-struck by how well Laura juggles the responsibility of a full-time career and three busy kiddos at home, and I’d like to share some of the things that I observed in her that I think would be useful for the other mommies I see. Don’t worry, my next post will also be health-related things you can try, not just parenting things. Mostly I want to say bless your hearts – it truly takes a special person to be a great parent. We all have the mechanical equipment necessary to create a child, but I think very few people have the grace and strength to actually parent that child well. So here is what I’m going to call “Laura’s List for Avoiding Mommy Burn-Out.” Continue reading

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5 Biggest Weight Loss Killers.

I have so many patients who are struggling with weight loss. No matter what anyone tells you, it is never easy. There are always challenges and hardships because in order to lose weight you really do have to change the way you view food, time, yourself and your social habits. Piece of cake, right? There are so many things that can get in the way of your weight loss goals, here are 5 of the most common. Continue reading

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