h e l l o L o v e l i e s !
i spent my 50's . . . until recently, sleep deprived.
i would get up in the middle of the night and iron,
watch TV, fold clothes, read, pay bills . . .
i had no problem falling asleep. i just could not stay asleep.
i was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis at age 52.
what did i do? like most in the world, i was placed on a medication.
if you have been diagnosed with this disease,
i recommend this book. i wish Izabella Wentz had written it ten
years ago. it's loaded with lifestyle interventions that could have
also addressed symptoms that occurred in my body during
pre-menopause, menopause, and now, post menopause.
when i was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, the first thing my
hematology oncologist did was "up" my vitamin D.
i asked myself . . .
"why on earth did i not know that i was deficient before now?"
vitamin D deficiency has been brought to the forefront since then.
the first thing that grabbed my focus in Izabella's book
was a page or two about m a g n e s i u m deficiency.
i n s o m n i a !
it set me on a google quest!
you don't need to pop another darn pill!
the therapy is . . .
. . . spa like!
i have started a little ritual of taking Epson Salt baths in the "am" three times a week.
i also do lavender foot soaks before bed.
after the soak, i mix lavender essential oil with jojoba oil and apply it to my feet and legs.
it has worked for me.
i stay asleep until the alarm goes off , ( or just before it sounds ).
Wally World sells the package above for $5.99.
i buy my Dr Teal's at Fred Meyer when they do a "two-for" or "BoGo", which usually
works out to $3.50.
another topical option is magnesium oil. ( it's not actually an oil.) the tutorial to
make your own, and more on this subject can be found here.
i also encourage you to google or search for foods high in magnesium.
most listed offer additional nutrients and benefits.
i wish you wellness!
( i was not compensated for the products mentioned here.
i am sharing because the new soaking rituals and diet focus have worked for me.)