What are the reasons you can’t sleep?

Close up shot of sleeping woman on white bed

Okay, not getting enough sleep seems to be very common. Ad after ad for pills (both natural and chemical) to help you sleep are advertised on the TV, in social media, emails, etc. etc.

There are many reasons you can’t sleep, a lot of people think they need melatonin and others want to knock themselves out with natural herbs such as valerian root or kava kava.

A much better solution is to figure out what is going on and address that.

First, it may be due to what you are eating or drinking that has too much caffeine. That is easily handled by not drinking or eating too much (chocolate has caffeine) and if you do make sure it is early in the day.

Don’t over exercise. It creates sleeping problems, try low stress exercise and taking long walks late in the day – walking is low stress & you are getting lots of oxygen. Get out and look around and look into the distance.

A high pulse rate can interrupt your sleep. It can be that your pH is too acidic. It can be due to a potassium deficiency – potassium lowers your pulse rate and calms the nervous system down. And don’t eat too many refined carbohydrates that deplete the body of potassium. You can get a lot of potassium & magnesium from vegetables, if you can digest it. If you can digest, eat 7-10 cups of veggies and salads. Recommended Electrolyes.

Meat, fish and eggs are high in phosphates. This will excelarate the nervous system – don’t eat too much protein especially late at night.

Don’t eat fat at night, as that can irritate the gallbladder and digestion. Eat fats earlier in the day.

Prevent upsets such as watching the news – watch a comedy or read a book.

It may be your adrenals Overactive adrenals will stop you from sleeping. If you are waking up at 2 AM it is adrenal. Too low or two high cortisol – bumps you out of sleep. Improve the Adrenals. Meanwhile you can take the Sleep Aid which is made for the Adrenals. See Adrenal Exhaustion

Hope this helps.

MORE tips to come. Here’s to better sleep!

Are you hopeless about ever getting your quality of life back due to Neuropathy?

I know that people with neuropathy are always looking for something to relieve their pain and other symptoms. They might not want to take some medication that just covers up the symptoms, and also has side effects and the herbs that try to cover up the symptoms can have their own bad effects.

But it seems that if you don’t do anything about it, it will only get worse. I’m sure the fear of worsening pushes people to find anything that might help.

I’ve worked with people with neuropathy for almost 17 years; I know what they go through. I even have some understanding about it from the time I badly hurt my knee and leg.

When I felt the tingling sharp pain and burning, I knew it was damaged nerves. I can only imagine what a lot of peoples neuropathy is like after my bout.

But, I jumped right in and started taking the supplements that would restore health to my left leg’s nerves. My leg got better pretty fast, well it was a new injury and I didn’t wait for it to get worse. Nerves will do that if the damage isn’t addressed – it gets worse.

I’m writing this to tell you that building healthy nerves works. Here is my solution Nerve Support with Benfotiamine.

If you have any questions contact me.
Chris

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So, what are electrolytes, and why are they so important for our bodies?

So, what are electrolytes, and why are they so important for our bodies?
Electrolytes are minerals that help balance the fluids in your body and are essential for proper muscle and nerve function. They can be easily lost through sweat, so it’s necessary to replenish them regularly.

Customers report they have seen some amazing benefits from using this product, including improved energy levels, reduced muscle cramps, and better hydration. And with 30-day money-back guarantee, you can try it with complete peace of mind.

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Start the New Year off Right – Health Education

Get Educated to take Control of Your Health

Be able to make informed decisions on what you should do to achieve your goal.

What are your health goals for the new year? Can MCVitamins help you achieve them?

If you need assistance with figuring out what actions you can take to improve your health please call or email us.

Contact us so we can help you get an excellent start for the new year!

To Your Health,
Chris
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How to Improve Your Eyesight and handle eye problems

If you ave Cataracts – yes there is something you an do.

If you have Floaters, yes there is something you an do.

Healthy Eyes and how to achieve this.   Here is an article and note the links to the above to problems.

Although most often people think of failing eyes as something that happens with age, our modern lifestyle can contribute to poor vision.

Things that contribute to poor vision are

Smoking
Being Overweight
Diabetes
Lot of time on the computer.

Instead of looking at eye vision surgery after your vision fails,

You can protect your eyes and build healthy eyes

What can you do to protect your eyesight?

Before talking about specific nutritional factors that specifically benefit your eyes, it’s important to address some of the lifestyle basics that can impact your vision.

These will help protect your vision now and as you age:

Quit smoking. Smoking increases free radical production throughout your body, and besides attacking your health in many ways, includes the risk of decreased vision.
Cardiovascular Health High blood pressure can cause damage to the tiny blood vessels on your retina, obstructing free blood flow.
Normalize your blood sugar. High blood sugars can also damage the blood vessels in your retina. Excessive sugar in your blood can also pull fluid from the lens of your eye. This can affect your ability to focus.
Diet. You need to eat plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables, especially kale. A diet rich in dark leafy greens helps support eye health.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids a study published in the August 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that consuming omega-3 fatty acids was protective of your healthy vision. Due to pollution and fish farming, getting healthy fish oil means you need pure, cold water fish oil.
Avoid Trans fats. It appears that a diet high in trans fats contribute to macular degeneration by interfering with omega-3 fats in your body. Trans fat is found in many processed foods and baked goods, including margarine, shortening, fried foods like French Fries, fried chicken and doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers.
Avoid aspartame. Vision problems are one of the many symptoms of aspartame poisoning.

What is needed?

Antioxidants

The job of an antioxidant is to neutralize dangerous free radicals in your body, and this includes your eyes. Antioxidants are shown to be of particular benefit to your eyes (See Free Radicals and Antioxidants)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts are the most common cause of blindness among the elderly. This is due to free radical damage. It is preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet.

What will help build eye health?

  • Whole foods that support eye health and have been shown to protect the eyes include black currant, bilberry, leafy greens and other colorful vegetables, and egg yolks
  • The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is concentrated in your eye’s retina. It provides structural support to cell membranes that protect retinal function.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin Helps Protect Your Central Vision

Lutein and zeaxanthin, found together in many vegetables, are potent antioxidants, they occur in high concentrations in the eye, including the lens, retina, and macula. For that reason, lutein and zeaxanthin are thought to be crucial to healthy vision.

They are found in green leafy vegetables, as well as yellow and orange fruits and vegetables: kale, spinach, collards, turnip greens, green peas, broccoli, romaine lettuce, green beans, Swiss chard, Brussel sprouts, papaya, eggs, and oranges.

See Macular Degeneration

Astaxanthin

It’s a much more powerful antioxidant than both lutein and zeaxanthin, and has been found to have health benefits for the eyes.

Astaxanthin also helps maintain eye pressure and supports the eyes’ energy levels and visual acuity.

Building Healthy Eyes through Nutrition

Your eyes are now subjected too much higher levels of oxidation than our ancestors experienced. There are more stressors in today’s environment,

Therefore, anything you can do to protect your eyes from these assaults will reduce your risk for eye problems.

The 7 Best Foods for Eye Health

1. Dark Leafy Greens – lutein and zeaxanthin are found in these vegetables.

2. Orange Pepper

According to one 1998 study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology orange pepper had the highest amount of zeaxanthin Zeaxanthin cannot be made by your body, so you must get it from your diet.

3. Organic Egg Yolks

Egg yolk is a source of both lutein and zeaxanthin along with healthy fat and protein; they’re also in a highly absorbable, nearly ideal form.

Add a couple of eggs to your salad which can increase the absorption of the whole meal. Cook the egg as little as possible.

4. Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon

Rich in the omega-3 fat DHA which is concentrated in your eye’s retina. It provides structural support to cell membranes that boost eye health and protect retinal function, and research suggests eating more foods rich in

5. Astaxanthin

Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is a good source of this.

Compelling evidence suggests this potent antioxidant may be among the most important nutrients for the prevention of blindness.

Astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier AND the blood-retinal barrier (beta carotene and lycopene do not), which brings antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection right to your eyes.

Depending on your individual situation, you may want to take an astaxanthin supplement.

6. Black Currants

They contain some of the highest levels of anthocyanins found in nature and are also rich in essential fatty acids, lending added support to their anti-inflammatory properties.

For medicinal purposes, many opt for using black currant seed oil, which is available in capsule form. But eating the whole food is always a good option.

7. Bilberry

Bilberry, a close relative of the blueberry, is another nutritional powerhouse for your eyes.

Outdoor Light Benefits Your Eye Health

Spending time outdoors offers exposure to multiple types of light, which leads to the production of Vitamin D. Vitamin D supports the function of muscle tissue around the lens in your eye.

The Best Exercise to Correct Bad Eyes

If you’ve started to notice your eyesight going and are having vision problems, then chances are you’ve turned to glasses or contact lenses to help solve the issue. But corrective lenses don’t actually correct anything. They simply act as a crutch that your eyes become dependent on, and they lead to the need for stronger and stronger prescriptions as time goes on.

If you have eye problems, there is a better solution. Read on to discover the best exercise to correct bad eyes.

This eye exercise is something you can easily work into your routine every single day. It is so incredibly simple that you will be surprised.

How eyesight works

Light enters your eyeball through the cornea, and then it hits the lens. The lens is where light gets focused, which allows us to end up seeing a clear image rather than a blurry one. The lens must change shape depending on if we are focusing on something near to us or something far from us.

The ciliary muscles are muscles that surround the lens and help it change shape as we focus on different objects.

Anatomy drawing of the parts of the human eye, including the lens and ciliary muscles.

When the ciliary muscles are contracted, it allows us to see things close up. When the ciliary muscles relax, it allows things farther away to come into focus.

There can be many problems when it comes to eye health. You could develop nearsightedness or farsightedness, for example. Nearsightedness is being able to see things close up clearly while having trouble focusing on things farther away. Farsightedness is the opposite.

One of the most common problems that people experience is eye strain and a slow decline in clear eyesight due to harmful daily habits. Just as our daily habits can impact our mental health, digestive health, heart health, and skin health, for example, our daily habits can also impact our eye health.

Our eye health depends on our ciliary eye muscles going between moments of contraction and moments of relaxation. But what happens when we force them to be “on” all of the time, contracting constantly? Unfortunately, that’s what many of our daily habits force our eyes to do.

How daily habits can cause vision problems

Let me ask you a question: What do you spend the most time doing, looking at things close up or looking at things far away?

For many people, we spend the vast majority of our time looking at things close up. When was the last time you looked at the clouds or a tree or a bird or something far off in the distance?

When you look at things close up all day everyday like your phone, computer, notes, or an iPad, then your eye muscles have to be in a state of constant contraction. And when you contract your eye muscles 24/7, they don’t get the break they need and they don’t get to relax. This leads to a lot of eyestrain. Eventually, your lens and eye muscles will stop working well and they will actually atrophy.

Many of us work all day at computers, spend lots of time on our phones, and don’t get outside. We don’t spend enough time doing activities where we look off into the distance at the scenery, the city skyline, or even just the clouds. And our eyes take a toll because of this.

Luckily, there is an easy eye exercise that you can do every day that can help to reverse this problem and support your eyesight.

The #1 best exercise to correct bad eyes

This eye exercise will help give your eyes such a sense of relief, and it can reverse the problems that arise when you stare at screens and things close to you all day.

Eye exercise instructions

Here’s what to do:

  • Go outside.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Look at things far away from you, focusing on things like the clouds, trees, or distant objects.
  • Do this for 40-60 minutes every day.
  • It is as simple as that. No fancy instructions, no equipment necessary, nothing complicated. Just a nice walk out in nature where you can let your eyes look off into the distance.

We need to let the muscles in our eyes relax by looking far away. That will reverse the issue of constant contraction.

Try to make this eye exercise a part of your daily routine, even if just for a few minutes at a time. Find ways to fit it in, so that you end up spending a little more time looking far away, and a little less time looking at a computer or smartphone.

You can even practice this eye exercise while driving, by periodically looking far out into the distance.

Learn more about eye health

Interested in learning more about how to best take care of your eyes? Check out:

Cataracts

Eye Floaters

The bottom line

If you want to prevent wearing glasses or contact lenses and want to prevent vision problems down the line, then you need to do this daily eye exercise.

Simply spend more time outdoors every day where you can look far away.

This eye exercise will help you to reverse the problems that occur when we only look at things close to us all day, which forces our eye muscles to be in constant contraction.

Give the muscles in your eye a break with this eye exercise; your eyes will thank you.

What do you think of this best exercise to correct bad eyes? Will you give a try? Go ahead and do this simple exercise..

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The 8 Nutritional Challenges Facing Athletes

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MCVitamins has been looking for supplements that work well for athletes and actually anyone who want to be fit. The below is what my research discovered

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Athletes face 8 nutritional challenges. Their bodies work harder and need good nutrition. What are the all-natural solutions?

Athletes want to enhance their performance. Nature provides us with the most effective and powerful choices.

The choice becomes clearer when you compare the long term muscle fitness and health building effects of whole food and nutritional supplements versus the well-documented health issues often associated with the artificial methods.

What is the needed nutrition that is the most proven and effective choice for enhancing performance – without breaking rules, laws, or endangering your body!

What are the Challenges?

The 8 challenges area as follow:

Core Nutrition
Muscle Building
Energy
Reaction Time
Hormone Balance
Recovery
Repair
Re-hydration

All these challenges must be met in order to enhance the ability to excel.

What are our recommendations?   Athlete Challenges and why we recommend them.

How is your Metabolism?

This seems to be an attention getter, even for younger people let along menopausal women or older men. Find out what can easily help this is what MCVitamins found and which really works. We tried it as well and the first thing noticed is really good sleep…. the list of benefits goes on.

Metabolic Boost – Targeted Nutrition at a Cellular Level

If you have high blood pressure, high blood glucose, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, excess weight around the waist you have a metabolic disorder – an imbalance or deficiency – that negatively affects the way your body functions. This also means you have an increased risk of a serious health condition, such as cardiovascular disease. If you have 3 or more factors this is commonly referred to as Metabolic Syndrome and your risk increases even more. You are not alone.

Metabolic Syndrome is increasingly common and up to 30% of U.S. adults have it and about 44% of people over 50 years of age are affected by it. Every 5 seconds someone is diagnosed with a condition caused by metabolic disorder and every 10 seconds somebody dies from a metabolic health issue. It is one of the most important health challenges we currently face.

Metabolic Boost is a new generation of adaptogenic (an agent that support one’s energy and ability to better handle stress). Metabolic Boost is a plant-based formula with ingredients that support processes within the cells but also help to control them, thereby creating a healthy metabolic system for a healthy body.

“I’ve had a lot of digestive issues. and frequent hunger at inopportune times. With only one teaspoon of MetabolicBoost in my smoothie at lunch I don’t have any hunger between lunch an dinner.

I also found that MetabolicBoost helps with my problem of waking up a lot at night. Apparently, my sleep issue is related to metabolism. I love this product! ”

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Metabolic Boost is a powder formula that makes a pleasant-tasting drink. It’s an easy, convenient way to provide your body with the comprehensive nutrition it needs to function at its best.

Omega 3, Turmeric (Curcumin), Ashwagandha, Milk Thistle, Banaba, Choline, Probiotics, and PQQ are just a few of the natural, potent ingredients in this proprietary formula.

Among the many ingredients in this formula providing superior health support is an extra special one, natural PQQ, pyrroloquinoline quinone. PQQ helps cells work more efficiently and produce more energy thereby helping the body have more energy.

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I was at a loss for ever being able to lose weight or even if I did manage to lose a few pounds, in a few days they would be back on. Since I started using Metabolic Boost, I’ve been able to lose 15 lbs. and it has stayed off. My need for sleep after lunch has greatly reduced and the cravings at night are gone. I know I can reach my goal weight with the help of Metabolic Boost.”

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