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Does Cottage Cheese Help You Fall Asleep
Maybe!: The idea is that the tryptophan (found in turkey as well!) helps you to relax by increasing serotonin in the brain. A glass of warm milk to help you fall asleep has never been proven, but if you feel it helps then it probably does! its not harmful, just don't drink too much or you will wake up all night having to go to the bathroom! ...Read more
Yes: It can be very helpful with certain people (not everyone and not every sleep pathology). However, many people try it just before bed and it does not work, understandably. This is because it takes two to three hours to metabolize and pass through the blood-brain barrier where it needs to be. Try taking it three hours before you want to fall asleep, then give it three weeks to work. ...Read more
Sleep: The active ingredient in rexall sleep aid is Diphenhydramine (benadryl). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and, as the name implies, the counteract the effect of histamines. Histamine is a neurotransmitter associated with wakefulness and vigilance. If you counteract it, it causes drowsiness and sleep. I would use it only as needed, though. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, along w light reading or warm bath. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magic Milk: Milk is high in lactose (sugar) and the addition of table sugar (sucrose) can also be helpful. Both sugars raise Insulin levels which in turn effects Amino Acid levels in the bloodstream. With insulin, tryptophan levels remain higher vs other Amino Acids so more gets to the brain. It's a precursor to serontonin, the "feel good" amino acid. Sleep isn't a guarantee but relaxation can be induced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon after taking Levothyroxin can I eat yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, milk ? Do eggs fall into this same category ?
When using some type of yeast infec night cream, do you take a shower as soon as you wake up or?? Help?.
Yeast infection: Shower whenever you like to.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: If you fall asleep with white noise in the background you may awaken if/when it stops. It is normal for us to have brief arousals from sleep several times each night. These are so brief, you may not be aware you've awakened. Keeping the sleep environment consistent from the time you fall asleep until you awaken will allow you to quickly fall back to sleep, and lead to a more restful night.. ...Read more
Not carbs for sleep: Foods that are high in tryptophan (an Amino Acid that converts to serotonin & melatonin) will help sleep. This includes bananas (which have carbs plus magnesium & potassium -- important in relaxing tense muscles), warm milk, cheese, & yogurt (which have calcium too.) almonds are good -- high in magnesium. Chamomile tea is very nice. A glass or tart cherry juice can boost melatonin naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you're lactose intolerant weird gross things happen when I have dairy products like cream or milk allergenist says not an allergy ?
What to do if I do not like milk or cheese they make me throw up, I don't think I could get enough calcium from yogurt etc do calcium supplements actually work?
Yes, they work: Hi. If calcium supplements are the only way you get calcium into your body, then yes, they work fine! Be sure to get enough vitamin D (2,000 IU per day or more, depending on several things); that will help you absorb the calcium. Better to take the calcium supplements in several different doses throughout the day; absorbs better that way. ...Read more
Dr.'s ,what does it mean when they say cut out DAIRY? Does this include eggs?Please explain. Is ALMOND milk Dairy or Non Diary.Thank you for all U do.
Does white chocolate always have milk in it, or does something else make it white? Can you eat it if you are milk allergic?
Does fruit do anything when looking to gain muscle? I drink a lot of those nakéd smoothies, but fruit doesn't help to build muscle does it?
Balance: You need a balanced diet to build muscle. Fruit supplies carbs (which you need), vit c, fluids, and fiber, at a minimum. Yes, you need protein, which body builders often do to excess (your body can only use so much). A normal balanced diet is probably all you need, but if you want to use supplements, why not alternate between smoothies and protein supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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