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Do You Grind your Teeth at Night?

Do You Grind Your Teeth At Night?

Our body is always talking to us to tell us what's wrong so we can fix it before it becomes a much bigger problem. The problem is that we do not listen or know how to listen. If you have a sign or symptom of something that is your body talking to you trying to tell you something is going on. 

Do you have trouble falling asleep? What about nightly leg cramps, or sensitive to poison ivy, cold sores, and itchy skin? These are Symptoms and your body is talking to you its time to fix it and get your health back. 

I recommend taking a calcium supplement. You could take up to 1200 mg a day. You may also need more potassium and my favorite supplement is Standard Process Organically Bound Mineral. 

Organically Bound Minerals contains a natural blend and proportion of minerals from alfalfa and kelp.

  • Encourages healthy enzyme functioning
  • Promotes healthy connective tissue
  • Helps maintain proper cellular energy production
  • Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity
  • Contains trace amounts of naturally occurring potassium, from kelp and alfalfa
  • Provides naturally occurring minerals that help maintain a healthy water balance
  • Supports nervous system health
  • Contains iodine to assist with proper thyroid function

I would suggest you might want your vitamin D tested and your thyroid evaluated. Proper amounts of vitamin D and adequate thyroid function are important for proper calcium metabolism. I also found those who go to sleep, but wake in an hour or two may need B vitamins, and if you cry easy, you need B vitamins as well. Recent antibiotic usage might also create the challenge of absorbing B vitamins in your colon.

Lastly, if you consistently wake up in the middle of the night and have a challenge falling back to sleep, the reason might be parasites. Do you grind your teeth at night? If yes, you may want to have a consultation with me. Grinding one’s teeth is common with parasites. Parasites are not the only reason to grind your teeth. Cut back on caffeine if you have a challenge going to sleep, also do not watch TV before bed, and get off the computer. Your brain needs a chance to chill.

Eat to Live Not Live to Eat

Dr. Hesselberg

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