Insomnia – Natural approaches

Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder and affects a large proportion of the population on a situational, recurrent or chronic basis.[i] An estimated one third of a general population presents at least one form of insomnia and 6% to 10% meet criteria for an insomnia disorder.[ii] Prescription ‘sleeping pills’ (or sedative hypnotics) are associated with numerous side effects and according to available evidence, the risks of chronic hypnotic use outweigh the benefits.[iii] Thankfully, various natural alternatives are available. Lifestyle and diet There are several aspects of our lifestyle and diet that can be modified to improve sleep quality. For

AOR’s Healthy Gift Guide

Finding the perfect, unique, and appropriate gift for your loved ones can be a stressful task. Luckily, we came up some gift recommendations for you. Maybe these ideas will remind you of someone on your list. Your ex-professional golfing dad (at least he thought he was pro) is having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning with stiff joints and rickety knees. He dislikes taking medication is willing to try natural supplements. Gift recommendation: P.E.A.k Endocannabinoid Support Why: Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has widespread activity in supporting and sustaining the endocannabinoid system. PEA is scientifically shown to help reduce

10 Things You Can Do to Stay Fit

Are you looking for some good tips to stay fit? These 10 tips to stay healthy are easy to follow no matter how busy you are. Whether you’re a parent with children, a working single person or an older person just trying to stay as healthy as possible, you’ll appreciate the simplicity and practical nature of these 10 things you can do to stay fit. 1. Break Bad Habits The first thing you need to do is break bad habits and replace them with good habits. James Clear, a well-known self-improvement guru states that bad habits often form out of boredom

A Guide to a Better Night’s Sleep

I think we all could agree that a little more sleep in our lives would be a dream come true. Sleep is grossly underrated. In the world of health, we have an affinity to talk about the importance of exercise, work environment, and maintaining a balanced diet at length. However, the importance of a good night’s sleep for a healthy life is often overlooked, despite the fact that we spend (or should be spending) seven or more hours every day sleeping. This is strange, considering that anything else in our lives which consumed seven hours a day would be heavily

Product Spotlight – Ortho Sleep

The number of individuals suffering from disturbed sleep is on the rise. Studies have shown that individuals who chronically get less than six hours of sleep are at a higher risk for developing certain diseases, are less able to deal with the effects of daily stress, and are more prone to weight gain2. The severity of sleep disturbance can vary depending on the root cause, but common symptoms include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep for periods of time, or very early awakening3. Sleep is regulated by the body’s internal clock, which keeps track of light levels. There are two

Sleep Disturbance: The Silent Killer

A bad night’s sleep can be frustrating for many reasons, but we rarely consider its impact beyond the associated fatigue or the sluggish day of work. Sleep deprivation is associated with both short and long term health concerns, and the evidence is only mounting. From a very basic standpoint, poor sleep makes us less cognitively sharp and therefore at a greater risk for careless mistakes. This is consistent with many studies finding that self-reported sleep problems, short sleep duration, fatigue and daytime sleepiness are all linked in some way to workplace injuries due to accidents.1 Nevertheless, what about the health

Are You Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue?

What are the Adrenal Glands? These important glands sit on top of each kidney and are approximately the size of a grape. The hormones that are produced by these glands have important functions such as regulating levels of minerals in the blood including sodium and potassium, determining how the body metabolizes food, blood pressure and heart beat regulation as well as for stress reaction functions. What Does the Term “Adrenal Fatigue” Mean? Adrenal apathy is another name for adrenal fatigue, a condition potentially affecting millions of people around the world. However, it frequently goes unrecognized as an illness in the

How To Care For Yourself While Battling Cancer

A new cancer diagnosis can be incredibly stressful. CBS reported on a recent study of 200 cancer patients, which showed that 20 percent of them had PTSD a month after their diagnosis. Even if you don’t have PTSD, you are probably dealing with some very challenging emotional turmoil. How to Manage Your Self-Care Your doctors will primarily focus on medical interventions, so it’s up to you to take care of your mental health. Getting “stuck” in traumatic memories and recurring nightmares are two of the symptoms of PTSD. If you find that anxiety, depression, or other issues are crippling your ability to