Cleanse & Nourish So Your Body Can Heal 
Trouble Sleeping?

Do you ever have problems falling asleep at night? One of my family's favorite things to do right before bedtime is to walk barefoot on the grass. I learned this from one of Dr. Christopher's writings, when I figure out where I'll have to add it to this newsletter. Dr. Christopher talked about how the body needs to get rid of the static electricity in the body. The best way to do this is walking on the ground barefoot, or wearing leather shoes, or walking on hardwood floors, etc. They call this grounding. My family has been doing this for the past 6 or 7 years. I can really attest to the fact that this works, I can get to sleep quite easily on nights that we walk on the grass which we do regularly when the weather permits. Best part is, it's free!!

A big sleep problem I have is waking up and then not being able to get back to sleep. This is really more of a problem for me than getting to sleep. I wake up and then my worry machine is turned on and I just can't settle back down. I've thought about going back out for a little walk, and maybe one night I'll give this a try. I keep several different herb bottles in my night stand and I'll trade of taking one or another to help me get back to sleep.

A good one for sleep problems is the Slumber Formula, I take this one when I wake up and can't get back to sleep. This formula contains Valerian Root, Passion Flowers, Mullein Leaves, Hops Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Lobelia, Black Cohosh Root, and Blue Cohosh Root.

Valerian Root has been used for thousands of years as a sedative.

Passion Flower is quieting and soothing to the nervous system.

Mullein is a great pain reliever as well as nerve calmant and spasm reliever.

Hops has a sedative effect and works to soothe and calm the nerves as well as relieving muscle spasms.

Lavender Flowers are commonly used as a relaxant.

Lobelia works as a muscle relaxant.

Black Cohosh Root and Blue Cohosh Root - used by the American Indians to treat spasms, both are wonderful nervine herbs.

Do not use this formula if you are pregnant.

Another one of Dr. Christopher's formulas that I have used to get back to sleep is the Relax-Eze. There is a good story in the Every Woman's Herbal book by Dr. Christopher of a woman that couldn't sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time, this went on for years. The husband called Dr. Christopher to come and help his wife. Dr. Christopher made her a cup of Relax-Eze tea and she went to bed. In the morning the husband called Dr. Christopher and accused him of giving his wife heavy drugs. Dr. Christopher explained that he had just given her herbs. The woman continued to use it as well as cleaning up the diet and didn't have sleep problems after that. Every Woman's Herbal book is available at Herbs First and is published by Christopher Publications PO Box 412, Springville, Utah 84663.

For those of you that like to combine your own herbs there are other formulas listed in the School of Natural Healing book.

Herbs are a great way to deal with sleep problems......or go and take a nice barefoot walk on the grass.

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