Exactly What You Need To Do To Spring Clean Your Health This Season (+ Beyond!)
Did you know that getting enough sleep is just as important for your health, if not more, than the foods you eat? Since your sleep impacts everything from your immunity, brain function, and hormone health, most of us could benefit from prioritizing sleep a lot more than we do.
In fact, only 35% (1) of people - about 1 in 3 Americans - regularly get the recommended 7 hours (2) of uninterrupted sleep every night. And with daylight savings this month, we lose yet another hour of sleep, putting our health at risk.
That’s why I want to help equip you with everything you need for both optimal sleep and a healthy immune system! So instead of spring cleaning your house this season, let’s focus on spring cleaning your health by cultivating better sleep from the inside out!
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While there are a lot of ways you can improve your sleep, supplements are a great tool to support various pathways involved in your body’s sleep functions. By overcoming any underlying dysfunctions inhibiting you from getting a good night's rest, you'll be able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer!
Three of my supplements from The Collection - The Magnesium, The Brain-Adrenal Balancer, and The Omega+ - work synergistically to restore balance to out-of-whack hormones, stress levels, and neurotransmitters that leave us chronically wired, tired, and fatigued. There’s a reason why these three supplements are some of my best selling products (and why Google searches for magnesium, omega fats, and adrenal supplements are at an all time high….because they really do work!).
Here’s exactly how these three supplements can help you rehab your sleep once-and-for all!
1. You’ll regulate your body’s sleep system
As the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, magnesium is essential for almost every single bodily process - including, you guessed it, restorative sleep. This is because magnesium acts as fuel for your body’s GABA receptors that help regulate your body’s sleep system.
The Magnesium is formulated with carefully curated magnesium compounds backed by research & studies for their enhanced bioavailability to improve absorption into the body - specifically Albion chelated magnesium + magnesium L-threonate, the only form of magnesium proven in animal studies to cross the blood-brain barrier so you are reaping as much of magnesium’s powerful benefits as possible!
2. You’ll rebalance your cortisol-melatonin rhythm + lower stress
Melatonin is responsible for regulating your sleep-wake cycle by helping you fall asleep at night. It is inversely proportional to cortisol - your body’s stress hormone. In a healthy individual, melatonin levels are supposed to be low in the morning when cortisol levels spike to help you get up and out of bed. Then throughout the day, melatonin levels start to increase while cortisol decreases, culminating in a melatonin surge at the end of the day to help you fall asleep.
Unfortunately, factors like chronic stress can throw this delicate rhythm out of balance and cause cortisol levels to be consistently high. Ever wonder why you get that “second wind” in the evening? That is known as adrenal fatigue and you can thank high cortisol for that!
The Brain-Adrenal Balancer features a curated blend of clinically tested and proprietary herbal blends and nutrients, including adaptogens and nootropics designed to regulate an imbalanced cortisol rhythm, support relaxation, promote restful sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety.
3. You’ll facilitate optimal hormone + brain health
What’s the key ingredient to a healthy brain and hormones? Healthy fats! The Omega+ features necessary omega-3 healthy fats that are vital for optimal cognitive function and balanced hormones, and more. The Omega+ is formulated with MaxSimil® monoglyceride fish oil that has a 3x greater EPA+DHA absorption rate than an equivalent dose of other leading fish oils.
Not only will The Omega+ help get your brain and hormones on the right track (which will lead to better sleep), it will also help keep your mind sharp while you are awake to fight off any brain fog as you adjust to the season and time change!
As a functional medicine expert, I also understand that supplements alone won't fix your health. Everything from the products you use on a daily basis, the food you eat, and your stress levels can impact the quality of your sleep. That's why I always encourage my patients to look at all the areas in their life where they can improve their health.
These are some of my favorite brands that can help you support all areas of your health for improved wellbeing.
1. Branch Basics mini concentrate + spray bottle
Branch Basics cleaning products are all non-toxic and free of fragrance, hormone disruptors, and harmful preservatives that can disrupt your sleep quality and overall health. Their All-Purpose solution can be used to treat stains on clothes, wash produce, clean countertops, dishes, and more. When the bottle is empty, the only thing you need to repurchase is the concentrate to refill.
2. Kroma Wellness Ultimate Vitality Latte mix
Kroma Wellness' Ultimate Vitality Latte combines a powerful pairing of adaptogenic reishi mushrooms and turmeric to leverage their unique properties known to boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and improve digestion while helping to support your inner calm and well-being. And if that wasn’t enough, turmeric is known for its powerful antioxidants that have been used to help fight the signs of aging.
3. Beekeeper's Naturals Propolis Immune Support Daily Throat Spray
With just four sprays, the daily throat spray from Beekeeper's Naturals will give you powerful antioxidants & other immune-boosting compounds from the all-star ingredient of bee propolis. If you’re traveling, recovering, or feeling increased stress or fatigue, up your consumption to four sprays no more than five times daily.
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- United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Short Sleep Duration Among US Adults”Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 May 2017, www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.htm
- United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “How Much Sleep Do I Need?”Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 March 2017, www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/how_much_sleep.html.
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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.
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