Seeking Ted's Help for Chronic Insomnia

Posted By Trudy (Waynesboro, Va) on 08/07/2013

Ted, so glad to see you back on the boards. I emailed you about a month ago, maybe you'll have time to respond. I have tried everything for chronic insomnia--can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep. Have pretty good diet/health. Post-menopausal, take vitamin e for hot flashes (not gone but bearable). Been taking acv+baking soda, molasses for leg/feet cramping but it makes me so loose. Can't take any magnesium supplement, but do spray mag oil 2x/day. Have tried everything listed on earth clinic for insomnia over the years, still no relief. Any thoughts?

I don't take caffeine at all, drink only pure water (no fluoride), eat veggies from my own garden, eat pastured/free range eggs/meat from my own hens, grass-fed pastured beef that I buy from farmer next door (every few years I buy a side of beef for my freezer). I do not eat any foods that are commercially prepared, only fixed by me. Thanks for anything you can suggest.


Replied by Cb (Netherlands) on 08/21/2013

Hi, You can try Green Tea (organic). I have had broken nights since I have hot flashes (couple of months now). I searched the net and found Green Tea (organic) as a remedy. Since I started the Green Tea my hot flashes are reduced with 90%. I have to keep drinking the Tea or they will return though. My sister had hot flashes for 6 years and hers are completely gone. We both experienced that the hot flashes return when you stop drinking the Tea. We both drink approximately 1 ltr cold Green Tea with mint and honey. Pffff..... What a relief!

Replied by Becka (Tenn) on 08/22/2013

Thanks for the tip about the green tea. I have been drinking only water but can add that. I currently take 1 vit E /day for hot flashes and use an evening primrose oil geltab as a suppository for that awful menopausal itching--feel like I have splinters in there! It helps, but use a pad to catch the excess. My hot flashes are much better than they were a year ago, but after 8 years I'm ready for them to be gone. My aunt had them well into her 80's, though not so often or as hot.

Replied by Cb (Netherlands) on 08/23/2013

I think it is important, especially for Menopausal women, to do a detox every now and then to get rid of toxins the body can not eliminate itself (anymore). Chlorella and Coriander can be very helpful check the internet for recipies (Heavy Metal Detox/Chelation). Or you can use activated charcoal to assist the system (or both). I have made a 'pinboard' on Pinterest about Menopause where I pin everything I can find and what makes sense. I also am making a board about 'Restless Legs' something my husband suffers from with Insomnia as a result. Yesterday I ordered Mucuna Pruriens for him, but we have to wait and see if this is helpful.

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