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Sleep: How to get a good night’s rest tonight!

Lack of Sleep Will Affect Your Health & Body!The Health Effects of Poor Sleep   Insomnia and poor-quality sleep significantly affect literally every aspect of your health and well-being. Here are just a few ways that sleep problems can hurt your health.   A Weighty Issue   Weight gain is one of the more significant effects of poor […]

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Lack of Sleep: what it does to your body

Common Signs & Symptoms of Sleep DeprivationSleep: Are you getting enough and its impact on your wellbeing  On the subject of stress, this month I’m going to discuss an aspect of your life that stress can greatly impact—sleep. If you feel you are not getting enough sleep this should help you.  The current economic situation in America […]

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Chamomile for Sleep and Relaxation

Are you looking for a safe and effective way to promote peaceful, restful sleep? The herb chamomile is a great choice. It has a pleasant apple-like scent and sweet flavor so is great to use as a tea. Chamomile relaxes the central nervous system, reducing anxiety while not disrupting normal performance or function. Chamomile is an […]

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Dr. Susan’s Daily Health Tip: L-theanine for Sleep

Are you longing for deep, peaceful and restful sleep? Many women have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. In fact, insomnia is one of the most common complaints that I hear from patients. A relaxing amino acid researched in Japan, called L-theanine is derived from tea. L-theanine has been found to significantly improve sleep quality without […]

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Relaxant and anti-spasmodic herbs: Chamomile

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Chamomile is a time-honored herb, called “ground apple” by the ancient Greeks because of its pleasant apple-like scent. Chamomile was used as a stewing herb during the Middle Ages, and today it is enjoyed as a tea by both adults and children throughout Europe and Latin America. […]

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Mood balancing and sleep promoting herbs: Skullcap

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Skullcap is a blue-helmeted flowering plant. It is traditionally used as a tonic for nervous tension and insomnia. Herbalists consider it one of the best nerve tonics ever discovered. It acts through the cere-brospinal centers, and its active components are its bitter principles and a volatile oil, […]

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1 Mood balancing and sleep promoting herbs: Valerian Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Valerian is a perennial plant widely distributed in the temperate regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is most often cultivated for medicinal purposes. The dried root has a distinctive odor now thought offensive, but in the sixteenth century, it was considered fragrant and laid among […]

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