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Omega-3 Fish Oils Smooth Insomnia

People with insomnia and fatigue are usually deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, the healthy fatty acids that support the manufacture of cell membranes, the brain and mood-calming transmitters like serotonin, the brain chemical that allows neurons, or nerve cells, to communicate with one another. Serotonin deficiency particularly affects sleep, because serotonin converts to melatonin, the […]

Melatonin Melts Insomnia

People who suffer from insomnia are usually not manufacturing enough melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone secreted by the pineal gland, the part of the brain in charge of sleep-wake cycles. The problems are exacerbated as we age, because melatonin production drops off after the 20s. Research shows that eating foods rich in tryptophan and taking extended-release […]

Magnificent Magnesium to the Rescue

Trace minerals are the unsung heroes of the nutritional world. This is particularly true of magnesium, which, according to recent research, is deficient in people living with chronic fatigue and insomnia. Magnesium is responsible for an astonishing 300 or more essential metabolic reactions in the body and is key to a healthy nervous system. Some […]