Posted by: lisahealthy | February 5, 2014

Better Focus and Decision Making with Good Sleep and Protein

 Is sleep deprivation affecting your ability to make decisions?

 How are your children managing the added stress of not sleeping?

Just the mention of the word “STRESS” creates a stress response. We live in a world where going “Mach-2 with     your hair on fire” is common place. (the quote is from the movie Top Gun).

So, what does it take to get our bodies into a state of correcting itself, reversing the damages caused by stress? With today’s health issues, the focus is all about anti-aging rather than addressing the basics that actually improve our life quality. The keystone mechanism to implement for fighting any disease is good quality sleep. During sleep we rejuvenate, repair and replenish our bodies. Therefore sleep has a huge impact on anything we do.

When we are sleep deprived our leptin levels (the hormone that controls hunger) and our cortisol (the stress hormone) are out of whack. We eat more because our leptin hormone is saying: time to eat, we need more food. The cortisol hormone is on turbo because we are stressed due to the lack of sleep.

In America, our biggest category of health concerns boils down to one thing – sugar. Nearly all health questions center around this and nearly all issues stem from this one single thing – sugar.

Many of us are in a chronic state of stress. This causes a continuous elevated blood sugar level. Because of this we cannot utilize our fat. Insulin is in our bodies to turn sugar into fat, to get us through the harsh winters. Our ancestors needed this, but we no longer have these demands. When we go on a diet our bodies are busy clearing out sugar, so fat remains and is not burned. Fast food often dominates what we eat. Type 2 diabetes can be regulated in just 2 weeks with proper lifestyle changes. We are experiencing a false sense of a dopamine high, if we eat sugar in the morning or at our first meal of the day. It is not hard to give up sugar if we are not craving it. What we start out with will set us up for success the rest of the day.

Protein along with better sleep can help you reboot your brain and control blood sugar in just 30 days. In addition to this, it can change the way you think and process information. Through this improvement work life balance begins to stabilize. Your business will change because you have more focus and willpower. Eventually you can manage stress through thought and will power because we are less likely to go into a stress response .

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Adopt the strategy of feeding your brain what it needs and wants, which is protein, and the results will be surprising. Through improving your diet, sleeping more, drinking more water, eating less sugar, walking a couple of miles a day and including protein for your first meal you begin to reverse the disease cycle. And best of all, you feel better!

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Lisa Healthy is a Wellness Educator and your business resource partner. She provides holistic education on non-toxic, green alternatives; how to detoxify; and ways to restore internal and external homeostasis. Balance starts by taking control of our personal environments: our bodies and our living spaces

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Posted by: lisahealthy | December 11, 2013

What Does Christmas Look Like This Year?

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As I sit here admiring my handy work with this year’s Christmas tree, I am reminded of the glorious memories of my family’s past and the many Christmas’ we shared together. For all the stress that the holidays bring, it is tough finding that delicate balance between the clamor to allowing ourselves time to relax. My saving grace when my children were small was looking forward to the time when we arrived at my childhood home. My dad had worked meticulously getting the fire going and the smell of the wood burning fireplace seemed to soothe my anxiousness. Mom had worked feverously in the kitchen preparing a dinner that even a king would admire. She would have the grandchildren ice the Christmas cookies while we caught up on our daily activity. Of course, it would not be complete without singing Christmas carols while I tried desperately to bang them out on the piano which I had not touched since our last holiday gathering. We would sit and admire the tree that she had decorated. It was a fine replication of a Victorian tree. It had everything from the popcorn and cranberries, which were strung by my own hands, to the lights that replicated candles. There were ornaments which had been gathered from her vacation in Europe, to the handmade ones my brothers and I had created. What use to appear stressful now has become so seamlessly precious memories that I long to relive. I am reminded of the book title “You Can’t Go Home Again” by Thomas Wolfe. I too am returning to a place and rediscovering it with love, sorrow, and hope. I allow myself to revisit those wonderful times only if I can do it without the sorrow part but instead a smile on my face. How grateful I am to be able to have these fond recollections of loved ones when there are so many who have a much shorter time to create a lifetime of memories. The greatest joy I have this season will be decorating my own Christmas tree. It is now adorned with ornaments that cross four generations and some from all over the world. As I take out each one, there is a flood of memories of where they originated. There are the handmade decorated eggs that my brothers and I created as children, which is amazing these fragile beauties are still intact, to the ones my own children have made. Every town, city and country my mother and I visited we brought home a memory of that vacation which now is hung with honor on our tree. From the little Dutch shoes from Holland to the music box from Switzerland, they are now a treasured part of the family history. I was so excited that I was able to get the angel to light up this year. She has been an essential part of my family’s tree for many years. Last Christmas I thought that her time may have ended but alas the holiday spirit still continues to shine and another Christmas miracle was granted.

Even though each year it seems a little more quiet and I yearn for the hustle and bustle filled days of yesteryear, I will continued to add to the time honored tradition of collecting memories of each wonderful place I visit. I look forward to new memories I will make in the coming new year.

What does your Christmas look like this year? What time honored traditions are you and your family celebrating this holiday season? I believe that it is important to have these legendary beliefs and share them with our loved ones. As we grow and and our family changes, it is comforting to have these traditions in place. Generations of our family will continue to rejoice and enjoy the folklore long after we have gone. So, if you don’t have any traditions your family practices each Christmas, it is time to create them. Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Posted by: lisahealthy | December 9, 2013

The Environment We Sleep In

Posted by: lisahealthy | November 12, 2013

Fight or Flight

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I went for a long walk today to de-clutter my mind. I watched my neighbors carefully manicuring their lawns and decorating for Halloween. Wondering if, this is one of the ways they relax by doing menial tasks. How can we manage our stress? I have always leaned towards fleeing rather than staying and fighting. You might say I am a pacifist at heart and do not want or need any extra stress. Confrontation is not something I do well. I remember when my dad came to live with me and how stressful it was. He had advanced Alzheimer’s. One day I mustered up the courage to ask him if he knew who I was. He said “I am not sure what your title is”. Wow, a micromanager, who, me? I must have been barking orders but then he wasn’t able to articulate what his brain was actually thinking. Stress for me was a constant variable in my daily life and I was always on high alert. For most of us we can never get away from it but we can be proactive in improving the environment we live in. Thank goodness I had the presence of mind to have a system in place to help negate and replace those free radicals running amuck in my body.

Unlike our ancestors we are consistently bombarded with stress. Instead of occasionally dealing with it, we live with it consistently. We are overworked, under-nourished, exposed to environmental toxins, and worrying about our loved ones with no let-up or rest time.

There is a list of challenges we face from lack of sleep, a demanding boss, financial pressures, relationship conflicts, the death/ illness of a family member, losing a job, weight loss, skipping a meal, relying on caffeine or sugar, and emotional issues. You name it and the repeated assault continues on our bodies with no time to relax. In my class at the University of Richmond, I have my students keep a journal. One of the questions they answer each day is: “What do you do to relax”? I had a student tell me after class one night, he didn’t have time to relax. He seemed extremely stressed and I asked him to make time the next day, to do something he enjoyed. I suggested he take a walk, see a movie or just go for a short drive away from school. Why do we feel that we must deny ourselves rest in order to complete daily tasks?

Yes, we all have those dreaded deadlines, obligations, and family duties that bog us down. Just the act of responsibility builds on our own stress level until we literally explode from all the pressure. This will manifest itself and produce cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol is a stress-induced chemical that is released by the adrenal gland. You may know it as the muffin top around our middle area that we develop later in life. Like a leaking facet that repeatedly drips from a worn or busted O-ring, we are continually pumping out cortisol 24/7. Cortisol helps us to meet daily challenges by converting proteins into energy, releasing glycogen and counteracting inflammation which is ok in the interim. But we cannot sustain these high levels for very long before it gradually tears our bodies down.

What’s the answer? A combination of eating well and moderate exercise will lower the stress hormone. Even good quality sleep can provide us with decreased cortisol responses and modulate our immune function. Cutting back or eliminating all drinks with large amounts of caffeine in them. Drinking caffeine causes a spike in cortisol levels. Reducing the amount of processed foods in your diet can also help. Processed foods, especially simple carbohydrates and sugar, cause a spike in cortisol. Make sure that you are getting enough water. One study has found that just a half-liter of dehydration can raise cortisol levels. Dehydration is bad because it’s a vicious cycle: stress can cause dehydration, and dehydration can cause stress. Make sure you are drinking plenty of good filtered water throughout the day to cut back on your chance of creating these unhealthy cortisol levels. Eat more fish or supplement with fish oil. According to doctors, just 2,000 mg of fish oil per day lowers your cortisol levels. Try using meditation techniques. Meditation activates the Vagus nerve, which triggers a response in your body to lower cortisol levels, among other things.

Last but not least, we need to laugh more often. Laughter can actually curb your body’s production of cortisol and it is said that laughter is the best medicine of all.

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Posted by: lisahealthy | September 16, 2013

Can Eating Better Help Us Sleep?

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Our next stop along our journey into a wellness home is nutrition. So my question is, are we living to eat or eating to live? What if we could eat our way to better health and sleep? Hippocrates, who is often referred to as the “Father of Western Medicine” is credited with being one of the first physicians who believed that diseases were not caused by superstition or gods, but rather that diseases had natural causes. One of his most famous quotes was: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.

Does nutrition affect us at the cellular level and can nutritional therapy be used as an alternative modality for better sleep? Antioxidants protect our health by fighting free radicals in our body, thereby preventing damage from oxidation. Everything oxidizes: you bite into an apple and it turns brown, even iron under a bridge starts to rust. The biological system’s ability to readily detoxify these damaged cells or to repair the resulting damage depends on what you are feeding it and the environment it is given. Your entire body, including your DNA, is under endless, daily assault from a variety of sources, from poor diets to pollution. Think of your cells, including your brain cells, each getting hit by free-radicals thousands of times a day. This violent process is called “oxidation,” which damages your cells. As soon as the cells lose any of their capacity to produce energy for the body, the result is a decline in health and the emergence of degenerative conditions. That is where antioxidants enter the picture. They include vitamins and other nutrients that target free radicals. Sleep and nutrition help the body to repair and rejuvenate on a deep cellular level.

Food, particularly fruits and vegetables, is a powerful source of these heroic protectors, and your body produces some itself. Their role is to limit the damage to your cells, which can slow down disease and signs of aging. Homeostasis is where the cell stays in balance. To achieve this balance the cell needs water, oxygen, nutrition and rest. According to Claude Bernard the father of physiology and the grandfather of wellness “it is the environment inside the body; it’s not the germs on the outside but rather the germs on the inside”. So what does a healthy environment inside our bodies look like? One important factor is creating an alkaline environment. Excess acid in our bodies creates a biochemical breakdown. All of the cells that make up the human body are slightly alkaline and must maintain alkalinity in order to function and remain healthy. Our body’s first line of defense against sickness and disease and creating health and vitality is PH balance. North Americans are the most acidic people on the planet. We are leading the world in degenerative diseases. But why are we so acidic and what can we do to change the acidity and create an environment where there is less stress on the body and healing and sleep can begin? Some of the reasons for acidity are: stress, processed foods, soda/sugar, environmental toxins, chemically treated water and sleep deprivation.

Let’s take a look at stress. What does it look like? Stress can be emotional in nature, environmental or nutritional. We encounter stress daily whether it comes from sleep deprivation, being stuck in traffic, late to work, the lack of vitamins/minerals in our food, dehydration, or just raising our children. This is then compounded by more stress, a death in the family, loss of a job and financial stress. Our bodies are amazing and can compensate in times of “Fight or Flight” but because of our lifestyles we are in a chronic state of stress due to long-term consumption of too many nutrient-deficient foods loaded with inflammatory chemicals that stress the body’s defenses and over a long period of time homeostasis breaks down. Cortisol is released which is our stress hormone and when it is consistently released it creates a chronic to severe inflammation that eventually can cause premature aging and can lead to an earlier death. Antioxidants can help with healing and restoring natural order and can even repair and negate cell damage.

So what foods help us regain balance? First let’s look at Tryptophan. It is an essential amino acid that is not made by the body so it must come from food. It is a chemical in the brain that promotes calmness. It is also the precursor that eventually turns into Serotonin, known as the happy hormone. Serotonin turns into Melatonin which is known as the sleep hormone. Both are neurohormones needed to promote homeostasis. Everyone at one time or another has experience the “Thanksgiving Day Coma” after eating. Turkey does contain tryptophan, an amino acid which is a natural sedative and when combined with foods that are a complex starch it helps the Tryptophan get to the brain. When grocery shopping I recommend that people shop on the outside perimeter of the store. This is where your fresh meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables can be found. Stay away from items that come in a box, bag or can. Look for the brightest colored fruit and vegetables. There are 100,000 or more phytonutrients (super nutrients) in fruits and vegetables.

Perhaps, for the first time in the history of mankind, the Baby Boomer parents could very well outlive their children. The parents are moving towards wellness for the latter time of their life. Yet their own children are living on hot dogs, pizza, French fries, hamburgers, soda and junk foods with very little exercise and sleep! This will quickly produce the circulatory system of a 65-year old with all the fat clogging up the arteries and liver! One of the fastest rising disease in America is Diabetes among children. What will their heart be like when they are 40 years old and their parents are 70 years young? This is something that should give us great pause.

If I can leave you with one thought, think “You are what you eat” which will affect our sleep!

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Posted by: lisahealthy | August 10, 2013

Where Does Wellness Begin?

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First I would like to start by asking a question. If You Wear Your Body Out, Where Are You Going to Live? Who would want to wear out their body in the first fifty years of life, only to suffer the consequences for the next fifty? Nobody does. So why does it happen to so many people? This country’s “Greatest Generation,” as described in Tom Brokaw’s books, has sadly become the “Nursing Home Generation.” These elderly folks just did not know what we know today and that is to enjoy a long, happy, healthy life, a person must invest in a healthy lifestyle throughout their lifetime in the 4 basic areas of Sleep, Nutrition, Environment and Energy. A balanced approach to living strengthens each of these areas and can result in a more satisfying, healthy and rewarding lifestyle.

The pressures of daily living — a busy schedule, the demands of work, inadequate family or personal time, not enough rest, environmental challenges — can all lead to a life thrown out of balance, a disturbance of our natural equilibrium.

The first stop along our wellness journey for “Anyone seeking a Travelogue around the Land of Nod” as Jim Horne so apply puts it in his book “Sleepfaring” is sleep. We have all been there tossing and turning only to awaken feeling as though you haven’t rested at all. It’s 2am and you are staring at the ceiling, or your clock. We know that sleep is important; it must be as most life forms need it to conserve energy, yet humans are the only mammals that deprive themselves of sleep. Why would we go without sleep? My students at the University of Richmond might tell us it’s because they need to study or it may be of a more social nature. Others may delay sleep do to their jobs while still some are up late enjoying a movie, a video game or just chatting on the internet.

What about electronics? How are they impacting our environment and/ or interfering with our own bioelectrical system?  Now more than ever we have unacceptable Levels of Radio frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. Exposure to EMR reduces melatonin levels in humans. Melatonin, a vital natural neuro-hormone is a powerful antioxidant, antidepressant and immune system enhancer that regulates our circadian rhythm. At night, melatonin levels rise. Studies with animals show a reduction in melatonin levels following radiofrequency radiation exposure from cell phones and cell sites. Turning off the transmitters resulted in a significant increased melatonin levels within a few days. Lack of melatonin leads to sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, depression, cardiac, reproductive and neurological diseases and mortality.

One way to recover or repair the damage from daily living is called Earthing/ Grounding- using the earth’s natural energies to re-energize your body’s energy fields/ reconnecting to the electrical energy of the Earth’s field. Creating an earth friendly environment with non-toxic, green alternatives, along with the awareness of how to detoxify and restore our body’s balance. The most important starting place is taking control of our own personal environments: our bodies and our living spaces.

It starts with sleep and ends with sleep – “Healthy sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity, more important than diet, exercise or heredity…”  What a powerful indictment, that sleep determines our life expectancy; as stated by Dr. William Dement, who is fondly known as the father of sleep.

Posted by: lisahealthy | May 4, 2013

Back to the Basics

 

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The Earth should be nurturing and stable, full of endurance and strength, an inherent power with marvelous influences of our natural planet. However due to the developing world: we have unplugged from the earth’s ancient elements; air, water and the earth itself. These 3 key areas are the main focus to how Nikken helps us to navigate a proliferation of toxicity in our environment and reconnects us to the earth’s magnetic energy.

Nikken is dedicated to not just surviving, but showing us how to thrive during the transformational shifts of this era. Fortunately they have provided us with non-toxic, green alternatives, along with the awareness of how to detoxify and restore our body’s balance. The most important starting place is taking control of our personal environments: our bodies and our living spaces. Your home is supposed to be your refuge a place that protects you and your family against elements and an unfriendly environment. What about these homes we live in, where we spend most of our time; could our homes and bodies own ecosystem make a difference between sickness and health? Our goal is to create a greenhouse environment for our bodies on the inside as well as protect ourselves from the outside environmental toxic influences.

The World Health Organization estimates that 4.6 million people die each year from causes directly linked to air pollution more specifically to indoor air pollution. Related deaths that are attributed to air pollution include aggravated asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, lung and heart diseases, and respiratory allergies.

The chemicals used in agriculture such as nitrates, fertilizers, pesticides and other byproducts of human activities i.e. heavy metals and oil can determine water pollution. The EPA suggests that we should probably get rid of the 2.6 billion pounds of toxic waste in our drinking water.

Earthing (grounding) actually decreases our exposure to potentially disruptive electromagnetic fields. Our connection to the earth delivers electrons neutralizing the inflammatory response due to stress and collateral damage. Until now these negative charges have always been available, thanks to the Earth, but that is shifting because of our unhealthy environment and the concrete jungle we currently live in. We rely on these electrons to help prevent damage to healthy tissues, but how often do you actually get outside each day?

What is the solution? Nikken – a company that for almost 40 years has provided solutions to environmental toxicities in our homes. This Japanese Health Research Institute company’s world headquarters is located in Irvine California. Among its initiatives toward promoting a healthy society, Nikken supports Japan’s Magnetic Health Science Foundation, the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, humanitarian organizations including Autism Speaks, the Hunger Project and teamed up with Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller to fight childhood obesity with the Shannon Miller Foundation. Nikken is also a member of the internationally recognized Bioelectromagnetics Society. Nikken still holds the Emperors Award for the fastest-growing direct selling company in Japanese history and they also have received a 5A1 Dun & Bradstreet rating. In 1975, Nikken pioneered the concept of total wellness. This philosophy is centered on the 5 Pillars of Health — Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Family, Healthy Society and Healthy Finances. Instead of curing disease, total wellness focuses on PREVENTION.

Posted by: lisahealthy | April 23, 2013

“To Sleep or Not To Sleep, That Is the Question” Part Two

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“To Sleep or Not To Sleep, That Is the Question”
Part Two

“Birds Do It. Bees Do It. Even Educated Fleas Do It.” No I am not talking about falling in love from the memorable lyrics from singer Cole Porter, I am talking about sleep. We all struggle to communicate after a sleepless night, let alone pull off our latest or antiquated dance moves, and it appears that honeybees are no different. Yes it seems that even bees are sleep deprived. They use a sort of waggle dance to communicate locations of food sources to other bees in the hive. According to Barrett Klein, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin who led this study said it is quite possible that sleep deprivation could exacerbate colony collapse disorder, referring to recent alarming declines in bee populations worldwide.

We know that sleep is important; it must be as most life forms need it to conserve energy yet humans are the only mammals that deprive themselves of sleep. Why would we go without sleep? My students at the University of Richmond might tell us it’s because they need to study or it may be of a more social nature. Others may delay sleep do to their jobs while still some are up late enjoying a movie, a video game or just chatting on the internet. When exactly did our sleep behavior drastically change? If you guessed the light bulb you are right. Prior to the light bulb people slept on an average of ten hours a night. Nowadays the average American gets less than seven hours of shut eye during the week, slightly more on the weekends. What about Starbucks? They may have something to do with why we are staring at the ceiling at 2 am. Their revenue for 2008 was 10.4 Billion dollars, wow that’s a lot of caffeine! Some of the most interesting findings on sleep research can be found in the CBS 60 Minutes two part series called “The Science of Sleep.” Reporter Leslie Stahl does an incredible job of interviewing some of the leading experts on sleep deprivation. Scientists are finding that sleep is more critical to our health than previously thought and have even linked sleep deprivation to such problems as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. It seems that “We don’t sleep just to rest our tired bodies.” So then why do we do we spend seven or even eight hours a night immobile and unconscious? According to Mathew Walker, the director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at the University of California, Berkeley “Sleep serves a whole constellation of functions, plural.” One thing he says is very clear, sleep is critical. In a study done back in the 1980’s rats were kept awake indefinitely and after 5 days they were dying. That’s right, dying from sleep deprivation. In fact he says sleep is as essential as food because they will die just as quickly from food deprivation as sleep deprivation, it’s that necessary. “ Whatever the function of sleep or the functions of sleep are, they seem to be so important that evolution is willing to put us in that place of potential danger by losing consciousness . It would be the biggest evolutionary mistake if sleep does not serve some critical function.”
In 1960 the American Cancer society asked one million Americans how much sleep they were getting. The typical answer was eight hours. Today that number has fallen to 6.7 hours per night- a decrease of more than 15% in less than a lifetime and from what the scientists CBS 60 Minutes met are finding is that we may be putting ourselves in a perilous situation. According to the National Sleep Foundation there are over 100,000 highway accidents each year related to sleep deprivation, 1,550 deaths each year and 45 billion annually in losses traceable to poor sleep.

In part two of “The Science of Sleep” by CBS 60 Minutes Eve Van Cauter, an endocrinologist at the University Of Chicago School Of Medicine, studies the effects of sleep on the body. One of her many volunteers Jonathan Mrock was paid to have virtually every system in his body monitored while his sleep was restricted to four hours of sleep per night for six days. What she noticed was astonishing. In just six days her volunteers were already in a pre-diabetic state. The study’s subjects were on the road to diabetes in just six days and that’s not all they were very hungry. Van Cauter has made a radical discovery that lack of sleep may be contributing to the epidemic of obesity in this country. It is through the work of a hormone called Leptin that tells your brain when you are full. Her observations were that the volunteers had a drop in Leptin levels. Leptin was telling their brains it was time to eat; we need more food even though they had already eaten. They had in fact had plenty of food but were still hungry. Several large-scale studies from all over the world have been reporting a link between short sleep times and obesity, as well as heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Van Cauter’s conclusion was “I think this tells us that sleep deprivation is not a challenge for which biology has wired us.” Our attitude that we don’t need much sleep is looked on as being positive. She remarks that “it is seen as a badge of honor” to see how little sleep we get each night. She also says that it is amazing how many people can get on an airplane at 11 am and they immediately fall asleep on an uncomfortable seat which only goes to show you that people are exhausted. When we don’t cycle through all the 5 stages of sleep our bodies simply don’t repair. David Dinges a scientist (also interviewed by 60 minutes) is in charge of a study with Pennsylvania’s School Of Medicine found that when the participants stayed awake until 4am then were woken at 8am for five nights there was a cumulative impairment. Our ability to think fast, react quickly, to remember all starts right away. A single night at four to five hours of sleep can start to show affects in our attention and memory and the speed in which we think. Each day adds an additional burden or deficit to our cognitive ability.

Ponce de Leon the well-known Spanish explorer that searched for the fountain of youth in the early 1500s still inspires us today to continue our search. Through the multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry, plastic surgery procedures, and nutritional products to anti-aging medicine even has a certifying organization for doctors. Some experts are even claiming that they can reverse the aging process.

Knowing what we know about the importance of sleep and the havoc it can cause on your body, I would say that the best way to slow down aging or avoid the side effects of sleep deprivation is to optimize your sleep quality. Sleep is known to be vital in tissue healing and regeneration, hormone regulation, as well as in helping to consolidate memories and thought processes. For example, non-REM deep sleep is important for tissue repair, growth hormone release, and other regenerative processes. REM sleep is needed for memory consolidation and creativity. So if you are looking for the fountain of Youth or would just like to enjoy a healthy long life start with your sleep.

Lisa C. Hazelgrove
Nikken Certified Wellness Home Consultant/ University of Richmond Wellness Instructor
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Posted by: lisahealthy | April 7, 2013

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Posted by: lisahealthy | February 20, 2013

Cell Phones, Radiation & Your Child’s He

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