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BELLA SOMA AND GOOD NIGHT

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September 14, 2014

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Dulces Sueños! It is about time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new non-benzo sleeping pill. But, Belsomra is a controlled substance (Schedule-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. The drug, Belsomra (suvorexant) will be used as needed to treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia).

Belsomra is an orexin receptor antagonist and is the first of its kind approved for insomnia. Orexins are chemicals that are involved in regulating the sleep-wake cycle and play a role in keeping people awake. Belsomra alters the signaling (action) of orexin in the brain.

Insomnia is a common condition in which a person has trouble falling or staying asleep. It can range from mild to severe, depending on how often it occurs and for how long. Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and lack of energy. It also can make a person feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. People with insomnia may have trouble with attentiveness, learning, and memory.

It is approved Belsomra in four different strengths – 5, 10, 15, and 20 milligrams and can be split in half. Using the lowest effective dose can reduce the risk of side effects, such as next-morning drowsiness. Belsomra should be taken no more than once per night, within 30 minutes of going to bed, with at least seven hours remaining before the planned time of waking. The total dose should not exceed 20 mg once daily.

The most commonly reported adverse reaction reported by clinical trial participants taking Belsomra was drowsiness. Medications that treat insomnia can cause next-day drowsiness and impair driving and other activities that require alertness. People can be impaired even when they feel fully awake.

The effectiveness of Belsomra was studied in three clinical trials involving more than 500 participants. In the studies, patients taking the drug fell asleep faster and spent less time awake during the remainder of the night compared to people taking an inactive pill (placebo). Belsomra was not compared to other drugs approved to treat insomnia, so it is not known if there are differences in safety or effectiveness between Belsomra and similar medications.

Like other sleep medicines, there is a risk from Belsomra of sleep-driving and other complex behaviors while not being fully awake, such as preparing and eating food, making phone calls, or having sex. Chances of such activity increase if a person has consumed alcohol or taken other medicines that make them sleepy. Patients or their families should call the prescribing health care professional if this type of activity occurs.

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I have been recommending celery, particularly its seeds for Blood Pressure
control and Kale for being extremely nutrient dense without the lousy unneeded
calories. Focus on buying certain organic items, while “settling” for others
that are conventionally-grown. To do this, familiarizing yourself with the
Environmental Working Group’s (EWG’s) annual Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides
in Produce.
The following has been adapted from Dr Mercola.


Pay attention to the Glycemic Index, that in general should be less than 50. Those over 50 are considered a Crapohydrate.Of the 48 different fruit and vegetable categories tested by the EWG for
the 2014 guide, the following 15 fruits and vegetables had the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy or grow organically­ -

Apples

Celery

Cherry
tomatoes

Cucumbers

Grapes

Hot
peppers

Nectarines
(imported)

Peaches

Potatoes

Spinach

Strawberries

Sweet
bell peppers

Kale

Collard
greens

Summer
squash


In contrast, the following foods were found to have the lowest residual
pesticide load, making them the safest bet among conventionally grown
vegetables. Note that a small amount of sweet corn and most Hawaiian papaya,
although low in pesticides, are genetically engineered (GE). In the past we
used the term Non Genetically Modified Organism (NGMO), which is being replaced
by NGE. If you’re unsure of whether the sweet corn or papaya is GE, buy organic
varieties such as–

Asparagus

Avocado

Cabbage

Cantaloupe

Sweet
corn (non-GMO)

Eggplant

Grapefruit

Kiwi

Mango

Mushrooms

Onions

Papayas
(non-GE.) Most Hawaiian papaya is (GE)

Pineapple

Sweet
peas (frozen)

Sweet
potatoes

 

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