When and how much to sleep, is always a question I get. The answer is simply, once again, be healthy during the day and then listen to your body! If you gulp down coffee all day you might not get the “right” signals. To sleep 6-8 hours at night is healthy, not less, not more. Science has shown that sleeping more than 8 hours is as bad as sleeping less than 6 hours, but those statistics don’t show why you sleep less or more. It could be both the symptom or the cause.
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Normally there is a reason we wake up in the middle of the night, or can’t sleep more than a few hours, or are unable to fall asleep at all. This is a message telling us that something is wrong, and that we better take it seriously and try to figure it out. Is it something we ate, anxiety and worries? Whatever the cause is, respect you body and mind and listen to yourself. If it is worry talk to the ones involved, and use the Olive O7 we taught you at the retreat to “Mind Detox”.
Equally, there might be a good reason if as an adult you need more than 8 hours of sleep. You might have a compromised immune system, or a disease, in which case you could start by getting a blood test. See your sleep pattern as a good health signal from your self to yourself, and help yourself in anyway you can to make your sleep perfect. Sleep is healing; it’s detoxing the brain from both toxic substances and thoughts; it’s reaching the subconscious; it is supporting your immune system, and it should be your best friend, so never fight it. To sometimes refer to sleep as “beauty sleep” is not at all exaggerating, that is exactly what it is as we literally rejuvenate on cellular level, if we take care of it and reach the alfa-wave state. More on the basics of how to get the best sleep in coming blogs.
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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