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Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice

By Dr. Scott Figueroa, ND Published in HWS Magazine Dr Scott Figueroa is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a clinical practice in Niagara Falls. He is also available Mondays and Thursdays to help customers navigate natural health at The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market. Dr. Scott was asked to comment on his top three most [...]

Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice 2018-02-15T15:52:50+00:00

Get a good night’s sleep naturally

One in three people complains about insomnia, which includes difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking earlier than planned. In some cases, insomnia is a short-term problem caused by stress or excitement. However, it may also linger for years and become a major issue that can take a toll on many areas of a [...]

Get a good night’s sleep naturally 2018-02-15T15:53:12+00:00

Melatonin can be key to good sleep

Research suggests that a good night’s sleep has tremendous positive impact on brain functions, metabolic processes and immune system function. However, as many as 50% of Canadian adults experience sleep problems. One reason may be insufficient production of melatonin, the hormone that prepares the body for sleep by lowering temperature and alertness. German researchers evaluated [...]

Melatonin can be key to good sleep 2018-02-15T15:53:13+00:00

Valerian helps in 80% of insomnia cases

Nearly one-third of all Canadians suffers from some type of sleep problem, so it’s no surprise that the herb valerian has enjoyed growing popularity for its sleep-inducing and anti-anxiety properties. Valerian works much the same as a mild sedative, binding weakly to two brain receptors, GABA and benzodiazpine, to help induce sleep. However, unlike typical [...]

Valerian helps in 80% of insomnia cases 2018-02-15T15:53:46+00:00

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