How our “Like a Log” sleep spray can also help support mood.

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Having low levels of essential minerals in particular magnesium is linked to depression by some experts. Magnesium, abundant in our Sleep Spray is absorbed deep into the skin. When used every night, it can elevate the levels of this vital mineral in the body to help to lift the spirits and improve mood, in some cases, dramatically. It also helps with the absorption of vitamin D which also improves the “feel good factor”. So try just 8 to 10 sprays every night to see if our Like a Log Sleep Spray can help in this way.

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“My child can’t sleep”! How children’s sleep and well-being can be supported by “Like a Log” sleep spray

Sleeping Child after using Alibilis Like a log sleep spray

We all want the best for our children’s health, and as they grow so rapidly whilst developing new neurological pathways each day, essential minerals are absolutely critical to their development, growth and overall well-being.  Without enough naturally occurring minerals, like magnesium for example, being taken in through the diet or skin, over 300 biochemical reactions in the body can be affected.  This includes the ability for the body to regulate blood sugar,  and to utilise important nutrients like calcium, potassium and zinc, not to mention the production of DNA, muscle control bone building and hormone function, as well as importantly, the ability to get to sleep, and sleep soundly.  If you are a parent of a child who can’t get to sleep, you will know what a challenging time bedtime can be, and this is when “Like a Log” Sleep Spray can be helpful.  

Sleeping Baby after using Like a Log sleep spray

Calcium and magnesium work hand-in-hand to support bone health and other bodily functions. Magnesium is needed for calcium absorption, and therefore growth. So we can see that it is vital to get enough of these important minerals every day.  Unless your child is eating plenty of organically grown leafy green vegetables, pulses, wholegrain foods, oily fish, liver, shellfish, meat, eggs, seeds, nuts and dairy, or tofu and pulses, on a daily basis, and let’s face it, with modern farming methods resulting in mineral depleted soils, even with healthy eating, there is a strong possibility that your child may be short of these vitally important minerals. We need to take in minerals like magnesium every day though our diets or through our skin, children and adults alike.  “Like a Log” sleep spray is an ideal, easy, safe way to absorb vital, and wholly natural minerals. With the body only absorbing as much as it needs, and with levels building up in the system gradually as required, the spray, brimming with natural minerals, supports in many ways other than just helping with a good nights sleep.

Sleeping Child after using Alibilis Like a Log sleep spray

Parents have reported that their children seem more calm and confident, as well as sleeping much better. They say they have noticed a positive difference since using the spray, and that “Like a Log” has become a normal part of their children’s bedtime routine.

Can we eat to beat coronavirus?

Felicity James, explores the possibilities...

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Having been hit hard and fast by a virus that stopped us all in our tracks, it is important to look long and hard at what helps our natural immunity fight off diseases like the coronavirus. Anyone studying dietetics, the science of food, realises that food plays a vital role in helping our natural immunity fight off infection of many kinds. It is now becoming increasingly clear that our microbiome, our gut flora, plays a massive part in helping our bodies fight infection. Cooked and raw vegetables, natural yoghurt and particularly fermented foods all have a part to play in a healthy microbiome or our second brain as it is being nicknamed. Sauerkraut anyone? We have, over the years, ceased to preserve our own foods in this way, but the naturally occurring bacteria in fermented and pickled foods are very beneficial for the gut. There are many recipes available on the internet to make your own fermented fruit and vegetables so it’s worth having a go at making your own.

Magnesium found in leafy green vegetables, also plays a large part in maximising the availability of vitamin D in the body. Magnesium is also found in abundance in Like a Log Sleep Spray, which is absorbed through the skin.

Certain vitamins too, are vitally important it transpires. The virus hit us at the end of a long dark winter, when our natural reserves of vitamin D were at a low ebb. We take in vitamin D through our skin and the sunshine, although we also absorb it through dairy foods and meat products, egg yolks and oily fish. So it’s best to get some sunshine on our skins to help build up reserves, and to eat foods which contain this immunity booster. Vitamin D, especially for the darker skinned amongst us, or over the winter, is best supplemented in the form of vitamin D3 which should be taken in conjunction with vitamin K2, which assists in preventing calcium building up in the circulatory system, and instead depositing it in bones nails and teeth where it should be! Vitamin K also plays an important part in healing wounds. Magnesium found in leafy green vegetables, also plays a large part in maximising the availability of vitamin D in the body. Magnesium is also found in abundance in Like a Log Sleep Spray, which is absorbed through the skin.

But what of the other vitamins which are vitally important to maintain a healthy immunity? one important one is vitamin B12, which is essential for the smooth running of  every cell in the body.  Vitamin B12 can be supplemented by taking tablets, but often, especially in older people vitamin B12 is not absorbed very well, and you may be surprised to hear that absorption by the body can be blocked completely by certain drugs, and also by nitrous oxide, which means some people who are diabetic, take gastric acid suppressors, or who have recently had an anaesthetic may be depleted of this most essential vitamin, and demonstrate some symptoms which can be mistaken for nerve damage. For example, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, a dropped foot, or even something as extreme as apparent dementia can be an effect of defficiency of vitamin B12. Poor memory and depression can also be caused by a deficiency of this important vitamin which can mimic other neural problems and even death if this vitamin gets completely depleted. If the level of vitamin B12 is found to be very low, it is usually supplemented by a doctor urgently by injection, or drops given under the tongue. If the patient is treated quickly, they will return to normal health. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should bring them to the attention of your doctor.

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Foods which contain an abundance of vitamin B12 include beef, lamb, liver and clams. Other sources Include fish, meat poultry, eggs, milk, and other dairy products. Because most sources of vitamin B12 are from animal origin, vegetarians or vegans may struggle to take in enough of this essential vitamin without taking supplements. Large amounts of folic acid, often taken by expectant mothers can hide a vitamin B12 deficiency by correcting megaloblastic anemia, a hallmark of vitamin B12 deficiency. But folic acid does not correct the progressive damage to the nervous system that vitamin B12 deficiency also causes. For this reason, great care should be taken when supplementing folic acid, which is found naturally in green leafy vegetables. You should tell your doctor if you have been taking folic acid supplements, but are experiencing vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms. Even breastfed babies can fail to thrive and become ill, if their mother has suffered very low levels of vitamin b12. These days there has become a trend to encourage  reducing our consumption of red meat, so careful thought should be given to how this essential vitamin is to be sourced by vegetarians and vegans, or those reducing their meat or dairy consumption.

Numerous foods provide vitamin E, an oil soluble antioxidant which is important for building a healthy immunity, by assisting the body to fight off germs and viruses. To naturally top up your supply of this powerful immune boosting vitamin,  eat more nuts, seeds, and seed oils, and green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.Vitamin C has been found to be effective in the prevention and treatment of virus infections including Covid19, so it is important to eat fruits and vegetables daily, especially citrus which contains this vitamin, raw if possible, as vitamin c is destroyed by heat and cooking.

Zinc appears to help slow down the immune response and even temper deadly inflammation in the body, like the dreaded cytokine storm we hear about involved with Covid19.

Next on our list of essential nutrients is Zinc. You can find zinc in shellfish, oysters, crab, lean meats and poultry, baked beans, yogurt and chickpeas. Zinc appears to help slow down the immune response and even temper deadly inflammation in the body, like the dreaded cytokine storm we hear about involved with covid 19.  Zinc seems to effectively ensure that the immune response does not spiral out of control. So we definitely need to consider taking in enough of this essential nutrient.

Iron is the next must have inclusion in our diet. It helps our bodies carry oxygen to cells, Iron helps make hemoglobin and myoglobin (a protein in muscle cells). Iron is essential for activating certain enzymes and for making amino acids, collagen,neurotransmitters, and hormones. and comes in different forms. Your body can more easily absorb “heme iron,” which is abundant in poultry such as chicken and turkey, plus seafood. But never fear, vegetarians: You can get other forms of iron in beans, broccoli and kale.

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Here are some other vital minerals for you to consider...

Calcium builds bones and teeth; activates enzymes throughout the body; helps regulate blood pressure; and helps muscles to contract, nerves to send messages, and blood to clot. Chromium helps maintain normal blood sugar levels and helps cells draw energy from blood sugar. Copper assists with metabolizing fuel, making red blood cells, regulating neurotransmitters, and mopping up free radicals. Magnesium, like calcium, builds bones and teeth. It also helps to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar and enables muscles to contract, nerves to send messages, blood to clot, and enzymes to work. Manganese helps form bones and helps metabolise amino acids, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. Molybdenum activates several enzymes that break down toxins and prevents the buildup of harmful sulfites in the body. Potassium balances fluids in the body, helps to maintain a steady heartbeat and to make muscles contract, and may benefit bones and blood pressure. Sodium balances fluids in the body, helps send nerve impulses, and helps make muscles contract.

Selenium seems to have a powerful effect on the immune system, and assists in preventing various diseases, even certain forms of cancer. You can find it in garlic, broccoli, sardines, tuna, Brazil nuts and barley, among other foods. Even two Brazil nuts per day could be the answer to providing all the selenium your defences might need.

For vitamin A, yet another must have nutrient, go colourful!  Foods that are high in colourful compounds called carotenoids — carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe and squash — are all great options. The body turns these carotenoids into vitamin A, and they have an antioxidant effect to help strengthen the immune system against infection.
Try creating a morning smoothie for the whole family and blend yoghurt, flax seed oil, nuts, seeds, fresh or frozen fruits and berries, a little carrot or green leafy vegetables together with maybe a cooled herbal or green tea to make a powerful kick start to the day for the whole family. It’s a great way to get a variety of nutrients into the diet quickly and easily. This isn’t so hard when eating more vegetables oily fish, meat eggs seeds and nuts as we don’t feel so hungry.

So is there anything we shouldn’t eat? Well it turns out, no surprises here, that sugar and refined carbohydrates should be kept to a minimum. Bread, pasta rice, refined cereals, sweets, cakes and pastries, fizzy drinks and even energy bars should only be eaten occasionally. Alcohol too can measurably reduce our immune response.

Sleep Like a Log sleep spray 100ml bottle

Finally enough fresh air, exercise and sleep are all important for our well being. If you have trouble sleeping, try spending at least 10 minutes in the sunshine without a sunscreen, and spraying “Like a Log Sleep Spray” onto the skin before bed for a really sound and restful sleep, or use Epsom salts which contain magnesium, and are absorbed over time in your regular hot bath. A relaxing massage has been shown to significantly improve human immune response.

So to summarise, a good balanced diet and plenty of fresh air and sleep are key to keeping healthy through the crisis and beyond. Now we have been hit by a second wave of the virus, by eating carefully, we can all bounce back with as little collateral damage as possible. Fresh fruit and vegetables, natural unsweetened yoghurt, peas and beans, eggs meats and fish, cheese, fermented foods, nuts and seed oils will help keep us in peak health, and our immunity fully fired up for any eventuality. And remember, if it’s difficult to get to the shop, and when you don’t have easy access to fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and fish, frozen foods are fine instead.

Help! I think I have a sleep disorder!

Sleep disorder alarm clock

We all know that sinking feeling when you are tired but just can’t get to sleep. You may suspect insomnia, sleep apnea, or you may have restless leg syndrome, a creeping sensation in your legs which keeps you awake.  Other obvious causes of sleeplessness may be worry, grief, broken relationships, work or family problems. Less obvious problems are depleted levels of vitamins or minerals, and a blood test by medical practitioners may have highlighted this situation.  No matter how tired you might be, you just can’t drift off to sleep. You might lay awake in bed, tossing and turning until dawn. Or get up and busy yourself with routine tasks to fill the time in the wee small hours. We all have occasional nights when we can’t sleep, but a sleep disorder is when sleep difficulties occur night after night and start to take a toll on your overall health. Sleep is a necessity not a luxury, so it’s really important to get a sound night's sleep. But rest assured there are many ways and methods you can try before seeking medical help for difficulty in getting to sleep.

Sleep disorder girl on bed

For most of the above problems, with the exception of sleep Apnea, which is important to address through medical channels, avoiding caffeine and alcohol in the evenings,  a warm bath or shower before bed, clean comfortable cotton bed linen, mattress, and a natural duvet, keeping cool, avoiding blue light before bed (because this indicates to your brain that it’s morning and time to arise), might be all that is needed. If you still find you have difficulty sleeping, or you wake frequently during the night and feel tired in the morning, we advise trying our “Like a Log” sleep spray. All our customers so far report excellent results from this pure natural mineral spray which has been carefully produced especially to support sleep, with no added E numbers, harsh chemicals, preservative or colourings of any kind. The essential minerals in our spray are ethically sourced and tested regularly to assure purity. The spray works in harmony with nature to support the best natural nights sleep you could wish for. It is a safe natural solution which can make a difference, often a dramatic difference to your natural sleep pattern. Brimming with wholesome minerals like Magnesium, which sinks deep into the skin within seconds of being applied, our spray provides a safe natural solution for many sleep problems. One example is restless leg syndrome, sometimes experienced during pregnancy, producing a creeping sensation, and a compulsion to move the legs. This condition is thought to be caused by how the body handles dopamine. Our spray has proven particularly helpful, for this condition as the skin takes up what it needs safely from a generous application of the topically applied mineral solution and puts it to work where it is needed.

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Just how does “Like a Log” sleep spray work? It is now more commonly accepted that we can take in many substances through the skin.  Around 8 sprays onto clean unbroken skin, on the arms chest or legs at bedtime, gives the body all it needs in the way of essential minerals which work in conjunction with the body’s own sleep hormone melatonin. The natural minerals in our spray help calm the nervous system ready for sleep and soothe anxiety helping to trigger the normal sleep cycle.

So “Like a Log” might be all you need to support drifting off into a natural nights sleep. You also have the peace of mind that the bottle is fully recyclable and reusable. The spray can be purchased on the home page of this site. You should find yourself sleeping like a log in no time!