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Homemade Bedtime Granola Bars

Bedtime Granola Bars and a cup of Harmony Tea Co’s Deep Sleep Signature Blend tea are the perfect combo for a deep, relaxing sleep. Sweet Dreams! Ingredients 2/3 cup almonds, whole6 ounce cashews1 1/2 cup oats, dry1/3 cup flaxseed, ground1/3 cup cherries, dried1/3 cup raisins of blueberries, seedless1 cup peanut butter, all-natural1/4 cup honey1/2 teaspoon sea salt Instructions Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra on the sides to pull the bars out of the pan.  For thinner granola bars, use a 13×9-inch baking dish. Roughly chop the almonds and cashews, or pulse the nuts gently in a food processor or blender until medium-small pieces.  Place the chopped nuts in a large bowl with the old fashioned...

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Deep Sleep Signature Blend

One of the most common complaints I hear from my patients is about poor sleep and fatigue.  It’s hard to have good energy if you don’t get enough sleep, that much makes sense. However, the tricky part is how to know what is interrupting a good night's sleep. For many, anxiety and stress is a common cause.  I know, I speak from experience.  For years I would begin to panic later in the evening knowing that I was probably going to lie awake for hours, tossing and turning and worrying about just about anything there was to worry about.  It took time to realize that my diet, my screen time, my exercise and my stress levels were to blame, and...

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Supplements for a Great Night Sleep

Magnesium Sleep Matrix - Cyto-Matrix This incredible formula targets multiple factors that contribute to insomnia. Magnesium relaxes both the musculoskeletal and nervous system leading to improved sleep issues related to anxiety, depression and pain Melatonin resets the circadian rhythm and is particularly indicated for shift-workers or individuals wanting to prevent jet lag (when we get to have jetlag again!!) GABA acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces excitability in the nervous system and decreases the time needed to fall asleep and helps to keep us asleep through the night 1-2 capsules taken before bed have been my go-to for quite some time.  It is easy, non-habit forming and works like a dream!! Sleep Formula - Veeva Veeva Sleep Formula is...

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Restless Leg Syndrome

Few things are more frustrating than lying in bed at night exhausted, but not being able to fall asleep because of an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. This phenomenon, known as restless legs syndrome (RLS), affects between 4% and 29% of adults in North America, and sadly the condition is still not fully understood. There are a few proposed causes that when addressed tend to allow for a much more restful sleep. Uncontrolled inflammation.  Systemic inflammation due to poor diet or underlying infections has been known to lead to RLS.  Reducing processed, highly refined foods and limiting sugars helps reduce inflammation as does abstaining from alcohol and smoking.  These are all things we know we should do, but often...

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Bad Mood Busting Brownies

Ingredients: 1 egg1 avocado1/4 c raw honey1/4 c melted coconut oil2 tbsp maple syrupDash of Himalayan pink salt1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk3/4 c cocoa powder1 scoop chocolate organic protein powder1/4 c coconut flour1/3 c dark chocolate chips  Instructions: Blend avocado with egg, coconut oil, honey, almond milk, and brown sugar. Make sure there are no clumps. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add coconut flour, cocoa powder, and protein powder. Add more almond milk if the batter is too thick. Gently mix in chocolate chips. Grease 8X8 baking dish and pour in brownie batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Cut into 12 squares and enjoy!

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