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"To Sleep, Perchance To Dream-Ay, There's The Rub." By Dr. Greg Fors, DC / Board-certified Neurologist Many Americans no longer enjoy the pleasure of sleep. The National Institute of Health (NIH) estimates more than 70 million Americans are affected by sleep problems, and a new class of sleep drugs called sedative/hypnotics, such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata has taken America by storm. These drugs were originally designed for short term use only, no more than 1 to 2 weeks. In just four years (2000 to 2004) the use of sleep medications doubled among adults age 24 to 44 and increased by 85% for children aged 10 to 19. A recent study financed by the NIH found that sleeping pills like Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata only reduced the time it took to fall asleep by 13 minutes and increased the total sleep time by 11 minutes when compared to a placebo. Individuals in the study thought they had slept 32 minutes longer than they actually had because of a drug induced anterograde amnesia. In other words when people wake up after taking sleeping pills they simply forget they are unable to sleep. Americans now spend more than $5 billion a year on drugs to help them forget they are unable to sleep restfully. The most commonly reported problems with sleep hypnotics like Ambien include daytime drowsiness, diarrhea, and coordination problems. These medications work as a central nervous system depressant leading to decreased inhibition causing aggressiveness, agitation, bizarre behavior and depolarization in some individuals. Visual and auditory hallucinations have also been reported. There have been numerous reports of people taking these medications and driving their cars, preparing and eating food, making phone calls and having sex while not fully awake and having no memory of the event. Ambien actually now ranks among the top 10 drugs found in the bloodstreams of impaired drivers. Using these sleep hypnotics like Ambien for more than 7 to 14 days can cause a chronic sleeplessness that is actually worse than the original insomnia. Use of these sleep medications for more than four weeks can damage to the stages of sleep as well as cause addiction, actual physical dependence and withdrawal once you stop taking them. Also these sleep hypnotics like Ambien slow down your brain's activity. When you stop taking Ambien, activity in the brain can rebound out of control and actually cause seizures. This is why it is important to seek medical help when you stop taking drugs like Ambien. So why do Americans continue to take these addictive damaging drugs?, no doubt because everyone treasures a peaceful restful sleep. What is puzzling to me as a doctor is why no one asks the question why am I not sleeping? The simple answer is that it takes a healthy brain to generate a healthy sleep! It is specific areas of your brain that produce the cycles of sleep just like there are areas of the brain that generates a peaceful and happy mood. If the brain is lacking needed nutrients or if something is causing metabolic damage to optimal brain function this will lead to sleep and mood disorders. To actually have restful sleep again you must look to optimizing your brain health. We can now see that drugs do not heal this problem they simply create more complex health issues. A better choice is to address the underlying nutritional and metabolic issues. There can be food allergies, toxic chemicals and toxic metals in your environment that need to be identified and removed. Usually there are decreased levels and/or genetically an increased need for various nutrients: e.g. vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and essential fatty acids that must be restored, to assist in repair of the metabolic dysfunction related to sleep disorders. It is also vital to test for and treat any hormonal imbalances such as adrenal dysfunction and high nighttime cortisol levels. Added to this proper dosage of melatonin and specific herbal extracts utilized by a knowledgeable doctor can help restore restful sleep, naturally! Want to know more, attend my FREE SEMINAR! Please see notice below, Dr. Greg Fors, D.C. is a Board-certified Neurologist (IBCN), certified in Applied Herbal Sciences (NWHSU) and acupuncture. Trained through the Autism Research Institute he is a registered Defeat Autism Now! Doctor. As the clinic director of the Pain and Brain Healing Center in Blaine Minnesota he specializes in a natural biomedical approach to fibromyalgia, fatigue, depression, insomnia and autism. If you have any questions or comments regarding this article you can contact Dr. Fors at 763-862-7100 He is a sought after international lecturer for various post graduate departments and state associations. Dr. Fors is the author of the highly acclaimed book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why We Hurtâ&#x20AC;? available through booksellers everywhere.

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OVERCOMING THE ODDS: PAUL ORFALEA Paul Orfalea counts his learning problems as “the blessings that allowed him to see the world differently from his peers.” Nicknamed “Kinko” because of his curly red hair, he is an extraordinary entrepreneur. • Orfalea was a child who couldn’t sit still in the classroom. He couldn’t read; he was restless, wiggling all of the time while his mind raced. When he was in school in the 1960s, dyslexia and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) were not recognized or dealt with as they are today. Educators didn’t always know what to do with children who had the undiagnosed “differences.” • Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects language processing. People with the condition have a hard time recognizing and decoding words. Reading comprehension and even pronunciation skills are usually lacking. With ADHD, restlessness coupled with impulsivity, frustration, difficulty organizing and completing tasks can lead to behavioral problems in classroom settings. Orfalea flunked two grades in school and was expelled from several schools. He did graduate from high school but was a D- student at the bottom of his class. • In Orfalea’s words, he “had supportive parents, and that made all the difference. I was a sensitive kid. I could have easily fallen through the cracks.” He, like many with similar learning difficulties, had the creative thinking, curiosity, adventurous spirit and boldness to pursue an unusual endeavor.

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Please Tell our Supporting Advertisers that you saw their Ad. • While Orfalea was a student at the University of Southern California, he realized that photocopiers were a need for students and were not easily accessible. • In 1970, Orfalea borrowed $5,000 from a local bank, rented a small storefront next to a hamburger stand in Isla Vista, close to the University of California, Santa Barbara, and opened the first Kinko’s Copy Center. He also spent time on the sidewalk in front of the store selling pens and pencils from his backpack and encouraged passersby to give his store a try. The tiny store featured one copy machine selling copies at 2.5¢ each, an offset press, film processing and school supplies. • Orfalea saw a need, zeroed in on it and created a company that eventually grew to more than 1,200 locations and 23,000 employees in 10 different countries. • Orfalea attributed the success of his company to the creation of a working environment where employees loved coming to work. The achievement that really made him proud was having Kinko’s named one of the best places to work in America by FORTUNE magazine three years in a row. • Kinko’s was acquired by FedEx Corporation (Federal Express) in February 2004, and the company was called FedEx Kinko’s. In 2008, Kinko’s was dropped from the name, and it was changed to FedEx Office. • Even though Orfalea has never learned to enjoy reading, there are several books about his success. His autobiography “Copy This!” was published in 2005; “The Entrepreneurial Investor,” about investing, came out in 2008; and the latest book, “Two Billion Dollars in Nickels: Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Life,” became available in February 2009. All three books tell his amazing story of rising above his learning differences to achieve success.

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Tarragon-Rubbed Salmon with Nectarine Salsa Fresh nectarine salsa, made with jalapeno chiles, fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro, livens up any grilled dish, especially succulent salmon fillets. 2 tablespoons chopped red onion 2 large ripe nectarines, pitted and chopped 1 small red pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno chile, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 1 tablespoons dried tarragon 4 pieces (6 ounces each) skinless salmon fillet 1 teaspoons olive oil 1. Grease clean grill grate. Prepare outdoor grill for covered, direct grilling on medium. 2. Meanwhile, in cup, place chopped red onion; cover with cold water and let sit 10 minutes. (This will take some of the sharpness out of the raw onion.) In medium bowl, stir together remaining salsa ingredients: chopped nectarines, chopped red pepper, finely chopped jalapeno, lime juice, chopped cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside. 3. In small bowl, combine tarragon, 1/4 teaspoon salt

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ways to enjoy this late-spring vegetable. We serve them alongside our succulent Tarragon-Rubbed Salmon with Nectarine Salsa. 1 pound medium asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1. Prepare outdoor grill for covered, direct grilling on medium. 2. Trim ends from asparagus. Place asparagus on jelly-roll pan; brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer asparagus to grill topper or vegetable basket on hot grill grate. Cover grill and cook asparagus 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly charred and tender, turning occasionally. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 4. Each serving: About 45 calories, 4g total fat (1g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 1g total carbs, 1g dietary fiber, 2g protein.

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