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Part 6 : Your Gut Controls Your Brain

Chronic Fatigue – Managing Your Sleep

(A brief monograph by Edward A. Layne MD, SCM for My Preventive Health LLC)

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MANAGING YOUR SLEEP:

Your brain washes itself every night when you sleep. It is critical to get 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night for this cleansing of your brain to occur. Chronic fatigue from lack of sleep, and stress, elevate the level of steroid hormones in your blood. Excessive blood steroids wreak havoc on your gut and change the bacterial flora in the gut from a predominance of good bacteria that protect the gut lining to a predominance of bad bacteria that allows leakage of unwanted substances (toxins) through the gut wall (leaky gut). These toxins invade your nerves and your brain to cause chronic inflammation, brain fog and memory loss. The chronic inflammation makes it even harder for you to sleep and sets up a vicious cycle: Your leaky gut become worse with increasing chronic fatigue, and you must repair your leaky gut to restore your normal sleep pattern. What can you do?

  1. You start the repair by eating the right foods to replenish your friendly gut bacteria to begin the repair of your leaky gut
  2. It is perfectly fine to use a mild sedative on a short-term basis to attempt to restore a normal sleep pattern, and allow your brain to wash itself at night.
  3. It is also okay to use supplemental tablets of melatonin, the natural sleep hormone, to attempt to normalize your sleep pattern.
  4. Yoga and Meditation are great for relaxation prior to sleep.
  5. Gentle reminder to turn your computer and your TV off a couple hours before bedtime. Gentle reminder that when you hit the TV remote control from your bed, you have turned off the television light, but the TV is still running in the background. You must turn off the TV at the source.

Please let your doctor know if you need a mild sedative to normalize your sleeping pattern. You can purchase Melatonin from any reputable health food store.

Let me repeat: It is critical to get 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night for this cleaning of your brain to occur.

Next Article: Part 7- Bonus Suggestions for Nuts, Seeds and Vegetables

Boost Your Immune System By Eating The Right Foods

My Preventive Health

IN THIS ISSUE VOL 22 (7.3) 2018

Learn How to Boost Your Immune System By Eating the Right Foods

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Edward A. Layne, M.D., Editor

Boost Your Immune System By Eating The Right Foods

Cancer Prevention for Your Entire Family

Here are some general guidelines on foods that strenghen your Immune System

  • In general, suggest you look for foods that are slightly alkaline when they are broken down by your system [metabolized]
  • Vegetables, fruits, grains, and root vegetables are especially health
  • Your diet should include healthy servings of cruciferous vegetables: cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, etc.
  • Moderate amounts of animal or plant protein are usually well tolerated

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to read the full version Vol 22 (7.3) of  Good Health News.

Other Issues you may want to read include:

Good Health News : Help Your Body Fight Chronic Infections – Sleep, Green Smoothes, Alkaline Water

My Preventive Health

IN THIS ISSUE VOL 22 (5.4) 2018

HELP YOUR BODY FIGHT CANCER AND CHRONIC INFECTIONS

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Edward A. Layne, M.D., Editor

SLEEP, GREEN SMOOTHIES, ALKALINE WATER

In the last newsletter we discussed getting more oxygen into your body and additional foods you can eat.  Here are  some general suggestions for patients that are attempting to strengthen their immune system and alkalinize their bodies.  These suggestions may also be useful for patients that are managing various types of cancer and patients that are fighting chronic infections:

How much sleep do I need for a well-functioning immune system?

Getting adequate sleep is critical to protecting your immune system. Most people need 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night to maintain the integrity of their immune system.

Large dinners in the evening tend to a promote GERD, sleep apnea, snoring and obesity and will ultimately weaken your immune system.

 

 

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Click Here to read Good Health News VOL 22 (5.1) 2018 :  Nutrition and Strengthing Your Immune System

Click Here to read Good Health News VOL 22 (5.2) 2018 : Help Your Body Fight Cancer and Chronic Infections

Click Here to read Good Health News VOL 22 (5.3) 2018 : Fight Chronic Infections  By Getting More Oxygen