Condition Description

A condition under which one has trouble falling or staying asleep. Some individuals fall asleep easily but wake up too soon thereafter, often still feeling tired

Common Symptoms

  • Difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep
  • Lack of deep sleep
  • Chronic tiredness

Underlying Causes

  • Insomnia is a symptom for a range of underlying problems that can be psychological, physical or a combination of both
  • Physical causes include excessive stimulants in the form of caffeine, prescription drugs, or illegal narcotics
  • Environmental causes include food allergies, yeast overgrowth, and chemical sensitivity
  • Nutritional deficiencies, such as magnesium
  • Sleep apnea or any condition causing tissue hypoxia (low oxygen)

Traditional Approach

  • Address psychological stress
  • Sedatives like Zaleplon (Sonata), Eszopiclone (Lunesta), and Zolpidem (Ambien)
  • Benzodiazepine receptor agonists like Triazolam (Halcyon), Estazolam (Prosom), and Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants like Amitriptyline (Elavil), Doxepin (Sinequan), and Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
  • Non-tricyclic antidepressants like Trazadone (Desyrel), and Nefazodone (Serazone)

Our Approach

  • First identify potential underlying causes like the use of prescription drugs (treating those conditions as well)
  • Reduce exposure to stimulants like caffeine
  • Identify and treat any environmental causes
  • Magnesium and melatonin at night to induce natural sleep
  • Diagnose allergies to foods and aeroallergens and treat these allergies
  • Natural herbs like chamomile tea, valerian, passionflower, or amino acids like L-theanine, and 5-hydroxytryptophan


Condition Treated:



Tiredness, energy levels, insomnia, lower cholesterol levels, mental concentration, depression, fatigue, weight gain






Tiredness, energy levels, insomnia, lower cholesterol levels, mental concentration, depression, and fatigue have all improved dramatically since being switched to the natural thyroid.  Problems with weight gain have also disappeared.  I am back to functioning normal after 3 years.