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Insomnia: foods to eat and avoid

Reference #: 804
Submit Date: 14 Jul 2006
Browse Category: insomnia
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Treatment used: food
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Country of Remedy: china
Remedy Source: Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity, Daniel Reid, Fireside, New York, p 117
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Remedy Description

Source:Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity, Daniel Reid, Fireside, New

York, p 117


Inability to sleep owing to nervous tension and/or excess acidity in the


Pecans: 10-15 whole raw pecans per day provide all the organic pyri-

doxine (vitamin B6) the nervous system needs for normal function;

this helps eliminate the nervous tension that causes insomnia.

Molasses: besides iron, copper and potassium, molasses is rich in organic

pyridoxine and calcium, which enhance nervous functions; organic

calcium is well known as a promoter of sound sleep; a glass of milk, if

pasteurized, will not deliver organic calcium to the system owing to

lack of the vital lactase enzyme, which is required to extract calcium

from milk; 2 tbsp in warm water, before bed.

Bananas: ripe bananas are very rich in potassium, sodium and magne-

sium, all of which restore health and balance to nutritionally exhausted

nervous systems; also rich in the amino acid tryptophan, which is

known to promote sleep.

Other beneficial foods: lecithin; wheat germ; grapefruit; parsnips; soy

beans; honey.

Foods to avoid: vinegar (except apple cider vinegar); cooked meats,

especially at dinner; refined starch, especially white bread and sweet

pastries; hot peppers; strong coffee and tea; alcohol.

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