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Category: Physical Wellness

Improving Your Sleep and Reducing PTSD Related Sleep Disturbances

Sleep disturbances, such difficulty falling asleep, nightmares, or waking up throughout the night are some of the most common, persistent, and disturbing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Modern research (Philbert, Pichat, Beeské, Decobert, Belzung, Griebel (2011), clearly shows that an acute inescapable stress exposure may cause long-lasting alterations in sleep patterns and behavior. (1) In addition, posttraumatic nightmares are reported by up to 70% of individuals suffering from PTSD. (2)  An occurrence of a traumatic event leads to increased stimulation of your autonomic nervous system which causes you to be in a chronically high levels of arousal, thus…

Coffee and ADHD

Overtime, many of my clients diagnosed with ADHD have asked me whether it is a good idea to drink coffee. Some of them claimed that coffee and other caffeinated drinks help them calm down, focus, and concentrate. So, before giving any advice, I decided to look at some data and research regarding this issue. And this is what I found. In general, caffeine is one of the most widespread psychotropic substances in the world. Research shows that caffeine exerts multiple effects on the brain  and thereby has been found to modulate aspects of cognition, including attention, in animal models and…

Simple, Specificic Strategies to Beat ADHD Naturally

Are you or your child struggling with ADHD or some of the symptoms?   In this post, I would like to share with you some very simple, specific, actionable strategies to beat ADHD naturally. Before we get started, a little disclaimer. Please remember that I am not a medical doctor or a psychiatrist and you should always consult your physician before changing or stopping your medication. 1. Get a proper diagnosis: It is crucial to undergo a full psychological assessment in order to be correctly diagnosed and treated accordingly. 2. Get Some Quality ZZZZ’s: You must focus on…

A Simple Way to Boost Your Child’s Nervous System

Children Friendly Spinach Smoothie and WHY They Need It   If you are like me, you are always looking for the most natural, efficient way to supercharge your child’s nervous system, reduce inflammation in body and brain, and boost his overall health.  There are many ways to do this, but drinking green smoothies isn’t just one of my favorite one but also one of the healthiest one. The Power of Spinach This super versatile, leafy vegetable is bursting with vitamins B2, B3, C, E, carotenoids, folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fiber.  As a rich source of…

Antianxiety Effects of Essential Oils in Children

  Childhood anxiety disorders are defined by excessive fear and worry caused by anticipation of future threat.  Significant symptoms of anxiety then significantly disrupt children’s lives and cause major impairment and distress in social, academic, occupational, and other areas of their lives.  Research shows that living in excessive fear, worry, and anxiety during childhood years strongly correlates with suffering from suiciadal ideation (1) and depression in later years.  (2) Childhood anxiety disorders are commonly divided into three major categories: Separation anxiety –  This disorder is defined by excessive fear or anxiety concerning separation from home or caregivers a…