Day 4 Functional medicine for restoring rest (Free all day Thursday)
•Sleep sufficiency through a functional nutrition lens
•Using light to transform your sleep hormones
•Homeopathy, liver detox & trauma healing (free Holistic med course https://www.drameet.com)
Dr Ameet Aggarwal When someone hurts you and you want to forgive them. Instead of saying I forgive you, say, I’m sorry this happened between us.
•Detoxing for optimum sleep (offers online consultations) https://www.drchristineschaffner.com/
•How sex hormones impact sleep
•The different types of insomnia (Naturopathic interventions) Dr. Born has an excellent overview of prescription and naturopathic solutions for insomnia. Surprisingly interesting.
•Natural remedies for rest. Dr Trevor Cates How to get good sleep and great skin. How to work towards getting off prescription meds. Herbs that are helpful for sleep. Melatonin is illegal in the UK!
•Activated Probiotics | The Microbiome | Rebecca Edwards So interesting because it includes so much we never think about. She gets to the guts of the subject and how what’s inside our gut affects our sleep, health and mental well-being. Word of the day: Bidirectionally. Lots of research cited too. Diversity in our diet is necessary.
•Insomnia solutions that also ease anxiety. Trudy Scott chops up the issues connected to food intake, fear, anxiety and insomnia. Oxalates, who knew?
NOTE: The video tracks have dots which, if you put your cursor over, show you the topic being discussed. So, you can easily go back and revisit the info you want to go over! Very nice feature.
Day 5 Brain and body (Free all day Friday). I hope people are checking out some of these presentations if they pertain to your areas of interest or involve issues you may have with sleep. Don’t forget we have our own Sleep Doctor webinar next Tuesday.
•Restorative yoga for rest
•Hyper-vigilance and sleep issues Dr. David Brady discusses sleep disfunction as part of bigger integrative, bidirectional issues. Hyper-vigilance (general condition, always on high alert) and fatigue related conditions are coming to public consciousness from the bottom up with so many people suffering and connecting. Hyper-vigilance could be deep tissue and brain-based, real and physiological anxiety. “We can’t find anything wrong with you-so nothing is wrong!” It’s all in your head. Ha, ha. Very good discussion. We need movement during the day, good healthy food and good restorative sleep. Yeah, but getting them? He talks about Vagas nerve therapy and stimulation.
•High Speed Healing Deborah Wayne offers an energy-field approach to healing. Really wonderful presentation. “Invisible realm” is almost everything else we fail to see. Space is not empty, it is filled with information. No Dharma, rather an eclectic, all-is-energy approach. Nice demonstration of High Speed Healing near the end of the talk.
•How unresolved trauma affects sleep
• Sleep and nutrition Martina Cowen brings a lot of information that I feel I lack about my own nutrition. She has a nice take on lowering cortisol at night, similar to several others, but with nice test results to demonstrate it. Lots of the presenters discuss shift work. I am retired, but did “shift work” for years and I still feel some of the effects—late, but still useful. Inflammatory issues are discussed, but I’d like to know more. She discusses good ways to naturally create melatonin. Make sure to brush your teeth!
•Nutrient and probiotic strategies for sleep Dr Stasha Gominak has an interesting tale about how she got into sleep medicine and studies. She makes great connections based upon her own clinical practices. Pay attention to her work with vitamin D. A real-eye-opener! Something I’d like to learn more about. This is the presentation that gave me the most to think about. Worth a careful second viewing.
BONUS: Guided conscious relaxation, Sleep inducer track 2, Release, relax and rest