reply to post by TheArchaeologist
Hello. I read through the various thread, and I think some of the suggestions are useful in regards to detox.
I suggest you look into nutrition as the answer - it's the most powerful 'drug' out there, and we take it in several times a day. Yes, exercise is
critical, as well as meditation or yoga or some form of whole body relaxation.
Please look into the whole 'raw food diet' (also called living food diet).
Here is a link:
I think doing a living/raw food diet may be an answer. Not only does it help detox, but by it's very nature helps the body balance nutrients,
hormones, and enzymes that probably contribute to insomnia. The medical profession (I use the term loosely) doesn't have all the answers, and
prescriptions of drugs, while they may seem to work, only throw the body out of balance. Balance that can best be fixed by natural foods, and foods
that are also called 'superfoods'. Superfoods like Maca, or spirulina & chlorella, MSM, can help the body recover from stresses and injuries, and
help regulate the hormones. By eating a mostly plant-based diet, you will detox, and restore a lot of normal body functions. The Hippocrates
Institute has some decent literature and programs, as does the Gerson Institute.
I would also look into B-12 (methylcobalamin version seems to be the best - they sell them in patches), and lotion based Magnesium Chloride (there is
a nice bath crystal version). Most people are deficient in these two items (regardless of diet), and having them supplemented (both are very
inexpensive) has changed many people's lives for the better. Deficiencies in these two substances are direct causes of insomnia, according to my
research. Plenty of online links to corroborate those two items. Many of these substances are useful in the morning, leading to a better sleep at
night. Taking them at bedtime isn't the best solution since they can cause insomnia by giving too much energy (like Maca could).
Have you done a blood test? In many cases, a good bloodwork will identify some deficiencies in areas that can be focused on. I'll bet that some
items are out of whack and can be identified through a good bloodwork analysis. Many people find that they have a thyroid problem through
bloodwork. There are many, many natural ways to help fix hyperthyroidism through diet, if that turns out to be the case. Maca, B-12,
Spirulina/Chlorella, etc. all appear to be solid solutions.
Cheers, and best wishes for a speedy identification/correction of your ailment. I'm sure that diet will help alleviate the issue!