♥ What are some all-natural alternatives that help with insomnia, pain relief … ?
I’m looking for some homeopathic all-natural herbal or organic remedies to help with: 1) Pain alleviation. 2) Insomnia. To start anyways. Recommendations other than scripts/OTC drugs would be appreciated. (I do not like to take scripts unless absolutely necessary as most times they are narcotics, and i do not like putting those things into my body.) A physical building up of a tolerance for certain medications (even OTCs) can precipitate a loss of effectiveness, hence the physical need to ingest a larger dosage which can result in either a chemical dependency or damage to liver/kidneys and other organs. This is less likely with natural or homeopathic remedies. Also, I am Vegetarian and ADHD so i only eat all-natural, organic or kosher foods. Nothing with artificial dyes and preservatives as i have a food allergies and i cannot eat them. So suggestions must fit this criteria also. Thanks if you can suggest anything. xoxo ♥ oh! almost forgot: For insomnia : Recommendations Other than Supplemental Melatonin. It does not work effectively. 5mg tablets x ? Most dosages are at 20+mg and after a certain point can induce coma, especially if mixed with antihistamines such as doxylamine, diphenhydramine, or common non-benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic agents such as eszopiclone or zolpidem. Thanks! *edit* Minx: As always, this was helpful. What can i substitute for fish oils? (I don’t remember?!) I do not eat fish and therefore will not take a supplement. *ick* I tried it once before …. *ack!* I only drink soda on a very rare occasion, for an extra sugar boost. My poison is coffee LOL. This actually dehydrates, and for every 6-8oz cup an 8-oz bottle of water is required to rehydrate the body. It’s a diuretic also, i believe. You’ll be pleased to know: I’ve been weening myself off of the caffeine, slowly. [ahh the headaches! lol] It’s a process. BTW, did you know, that one apple in the morning will provide you with MORE energy than a cup of coffee? It’s true. Anyhow, thanks.
Ohhh sweet little Bean ….. ima sorry you’re in pain luv ……. i want to wrap you in cotton wool mate and make it all better …….. true story you know. You nailed it in one mate …… OTC’s simply serve to bandaid the problem …. if you’re lucky…….. and never do solve the problem from the source………… Let Food Be Thy Medicine ….. Soccrates, cool guy you know. Pain alleviation?? Are you referring to achy bones and headaches and migraines?? Insomnia, headaches and migraines, digestive troubles and constipation, bloating and cramping, achy bones and moodiness, terrible mood swings and irritability are all symptoms of calcium deficiency. For calcium to be effectively absorbed it is essential for the human body to have sufficient supplies of vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) ….. calcium works best with magnesium, phosphorus, iron vitamins A, C, D…… and leafy and green vegies are rich in all except vitamin D. Eat more foods rich in calcium such as ~ leafy and green vegies… think broccolli, kale, chard, celery buk choy collard greens …. you know the drill luv……. lightly steamed or raw cos cooking devitalises them ……. organic almonds and sunflower seeds and walnuts, brazil nuts, dried beans . Take a fish liver oil supplement (a rich source of vitamin D) …….. cod liver oil is a good choice …. get advice from your local health food store as vitamins are NoT all the same …… quality wise some vitamins are literally bed pan bullets …. Pharmaceutical Grade is the best quality and the easiest for your body to assimilate ….. being vegetarian you really do need to either focus on 10 - 15 mins daily of safe sun exposure or take a supplement …… the richest sources of vitamin D are fish liver oils, sardines, herring, salmon, tuna, milk and dairy products ……. clearly, only the milk and dairy is suitable for you …… and i’d rather chew off my left arm than recommend you pump up your intake of milk and dairy …… given the levels of antibiotics the poor animals are fed and the extent to which the products have been processed and refined these days ………. that is of course unless it’s the raw organic variety and that you aren’t lactose intolerant. Carbonated drinks ie ~ sodas and soft drinks ….. actually anything carbonated and antacids such as Mylanta, and also caffeine will rob you of your precious calcium supplies … With carbonated drinks they leach the calcium from your bones because they disrupt the precious calcium phosphorus balance and your body simply rips the calcium straight from your bones in an effort to regain the balance …… and caffeine inhibits calciums absorption……… caffeine hey …… that wonderfull liquid gold will wash out all your B complex of vitamins which are so esential for healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning…….. wash your vitamin C supplies which are so essential for collagen production and protein synthesis, immunity and iron absorption et al……. caffeine also increases the acidity in your gi tract and will make your body more acid ……. as opposed to healthy vibrant and alkaline….. oooooooh, sorry, i’m babbling again. Avoid caffeine for a few hours before bedtime too…… but you know all that. Aim for 2 - 3 cups daily ……. i have 2 in the morning and that’s it for the rest of the day ………. unless of course it’s been a really brain frizzlling day ….. then i might have one more. Calcium is needed in our bodies to maintain strong bones and healthy teeth, to keep your heart beating regularly, help metabolize your body’s iron and aiding your nervous system with impulse transmissions. Do you also suffer from fatigue and exhaustion, dizzy spells, excessive feelings of being cold, nasty headaches, paleness of skin??? If so, these are all symptoms of iron deficiency anemia …… without calcium your iron absorption will be inhibited…….. pump up your leafy green vegies mate ….. the calcium, magnesium vitamin C, phosphorus, vitamin A, B vitamins and iron too in green vegies are second to none…… give you more clarity and peace of mind……. more sanity and sleeeeeep…… i know it’s a hassle cos i gots to do it too mate ……….. 2 bowls full daily ….. if i miss a day of my vegies, cos i’m lactose intolerant (amongst others too boring to mention) i get my calcium from my green vegies and rice milk fortified with calcium and almond milk …….. if i miss a day of vegies i start losing sleep, getting headaches, sore bones blahblahblah. Pump up you fresh filtered water intake too as the healthiest and happiest body will always be the most hydrated one. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and Vitamin B3 (Niacin) work together to produce the brain chemical serotonin, which is essential for restful REM sleep, so take a multi B complex supplement that includes all the B’s at least 4 hours before bedtime, ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12…… if you take them any later you tend to get a restless bad dream sleep …. take them with food when you get up in the morning ….. do not buy any of the B complex of vitamins individually unless under instructions from a qualified practitioner or naturopath as the B complex all work best as a group. ~ pump up your green vegies ~ take a fish liver oil supplement ~ take a good quality B complex …… Blackmores does a good one ~ slowly wean back on caffeine and don’t drink it within 3 or 4 hours of going to bed ~ slowly wean back on sodas and pop if you drink any at all ~ be especially particularly extraordinarily nice to wonderfull fabulous spectacular you♥ Naturally resolving the problem will always be the best way …. and i hope i haven’t bored the living pants off ya babe but you know how much i luv ya. ♥ They actually say for each 8oz of coffee you need to replace it with 16 oz of water !!! baaaah, that’s why i drink 4 or 5 litres of water daily …….. 1 litre gets ditched on replacing the water the caffeine has eliminated ….. yes it is a natural diuretic ……….. oh, and will also inhibit iron absorption so if you’re having coffee buddy don’t eat for a few hours …. as far as the fish oils go mate you could try drinking vitamin D fortified organic milk or the yolks of eggs are rich in vitamin D …… do you eat eggs?? bonemeal they say is rich in vitamin D but they no longer recommend it because of its possible high lead content ….. you could always check with the manufacturer for an analysis……….. go to your local healthfood store and grill them ….. they don’t charge for off the cuff advice and are more than happy to share their knowledge …… sorry i can’t be more usefull. ♥ i am soooo proud of ya luv …… just promise me to take it slowly ……. Rome wasn’t built in one day you know….. baby steps will move mountains hey. Ohhhh yes sweet sweet fruit ………… i always start my day with fruit babes ……. a few hours after early morning coffee comes fruit ……. watermelon, grapes, strawberries, cantalope….. yuuuuummy …… and yes, way more energy and zest in it mate. Sweet DReams peace baby ♥