After stumbling into bed sometime after midnight, I’m now writing this about 5 hours later.
I didn’t wanna get up at 5 o’clock.
But, after laying there for 25 minutes, I figured I was done sleeping.
Not getting enough sleep is unhealthy.
And, lack of consistent sleep, may cause depression, high blood pressure, diabetes and make you duller than the recent democratic party’s presidential debates.
Despite trying a whole buncha different remedies, not getting enough sleep has been a lifetime hassle for me. (7 – 9 hours would be ideal)
Naturally, any kinda information about sleep, gets my attention. As did the following article: 14 Healthy Ways To Beat Insomnia:
Many of the article’s ideas were ones I’ve already tested without getting any long term help.
Yet, I did pick up a couple of new things to try.
You can check these ideas out when you click on the following blue link:14 Healthy Ways To Beat Insomnia
Mellow Out With Lavender:
Other than liking the smell of lavender, never gave it another thought. After all, us farm people didn’t eat no stinkin’ flowers!
However, after reading an article that listed some of the healthy things lavender can do for us, I’m rethinking the whole lavender deal.
Here’s a quote from the article:
Lavender oil is widely used for various respiratory problems including: flu, cough, throat infections, cold, sinus congestion, tonsillitis, and laryngitis.
The oil can either be used in the form of vapor or applied on the skin of the chest, neck, and back…”
And, the morning after, it’ll serve you a hot breakfast in bed!
Uh, sorry, got carried away with the sheer goodness of it all…
The author does pause praising lavender’s merits long enough to link some of the health claims to scientific sources.
According to Dr. Siegfriend Kasper, Professor at the Medical University Of Vienna, (based on the findings from his study about lavender):
…beneficial effects on typical co-morbidity symptoms of anxiety disorders, for example, disturbed sleep, somatic complaints, or decreased quality of life…”
Yeah, yeah, I know, Dr. Siegfriend Kasper from the University Of Vienna, sounds like a character outta an old Mel Brooks movie.
But, claims that lavender aids sleeping, got my attention.
And, I’ve already ordered some oil from my favorite retailer, Amazon
We’ll soon see if it’ll help me get a decent night’s sleep. Nothing else seems to help!
You can read the article when you click on the following blue link: Mellow Out With Lavender
12 Foods That Stop Physical Pain:
More natural solutions for treating our ailments, this time our aches and pains.
Read an article this week that listed 12 different foods that can help relieve physical pains, like:
- Aching Joints
- Stomach Aches
- Leg Cramps
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Muscle Inflammation (the food suggested for treatment surprised the heck outta me)
- And so on…
Interesting article that was a short read.
You can check out the out the solutions when you click on the following blue link: 12 Foods That Stop Physical Pain
16 Foods That Help You Sleep:
Yep, more ‘natural’ options for living better and longer!
In this case, yet another voice for how certain foods can help us get more sleep.
These sleeping tips are from good old, Reader’s digest, a magazine my Mom used to subscribe to.
Heck, I used to read it…
Anyway, they’ve rounded up 16 different foods that contain substances that help us get to sleep.
Since Reader’s digest, famously condenses information to its essentials, this is another fast read.
Here’s a sampling of the foods listed:
- cheese and crackers
- cherry juice
Get the other 12 foods click on the following blue link: 16 Foods That Help You Sleep
Can Seaweed and Mushrooms Prevent Skin Cancer:
And, more organic cures, for treating overcoming scourges that attack us humanoids – in this case, skin cancer and melanoma.
Incidents of skin cancer have been trending up, up, up.
And, it’s the most common form of cancer in the U.S., especially among people over the age of 65.
My Mother-In-Law, who’s in her early 80’s, for example, has reoccurring bouts of skin cancer.
Most cases of skin cancer aren’t the dreaded, and often deadly, melanoma kind.
And, prevention isn’t exactly an exercise in brain surgery. Skin Cancer Prevention Steps
Treatment may involve surgery, radiation, medications, or in some cases chemotherapy.
While melanoma can kill you, any form of skin cancer, is a serious health concern.
Researchers claim that they’ve discovered a substance, in some seaweeds and mushrooms, that may prevent skin cancers.
The study also indicates the substance (L-fucose, a rare sugar) can stop melanoma tumors from spreading.
This could be big!
Learn more when you click on the following blue link: Can Seaweed and Mushrooms Prevent Skin Cancer
Sleep Deprivation and its Weird Effects on the Mind and Body:
Well, I’m too sleepy to concentrate, so I’ll talk to you next time…
Until then, I’d love to hear your Living On The Far Side Of 55 story!