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Natural Alternative Strategies to the Top Ten Prescription Drugs – Part 11

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 8:46 AM

Article by Mark Anderson of Standard Process West  
and Kerry Bone of MediHerb. 

INSOMNIA / SLEEP DISORDERS

Adrenal Insufficiency –
- May be due to hypoadrenia in which the adrenals are dependent upon stimulation provided by wakefulness. 
- Characterized by – 
o Low energy in morning which gradually rises being highest late at night
o Retires but cannot sleep
o After getting asleep, sleeps soundly, but arises exhausted. 
Recommendations – 
1. Drenamin
2. Organic Minerals 
3. Licorice 

Liver Insufficiency – 
- May be due to hypoadrenia in which the adrenals are dependent upon stimulation provided by wakefulness. 
- Characterized by – 
o Energy which diminishes in early evening hours 
o Retires and goes immediately to sleep, but awakens in a few hours and cannot return to sleep. 
Recommendations; 
1. Orchex
2. AC Carbamide before retiring 
3. AF Betafood with each meal 
4. Fruit or fruit juices before retiring and upon awakening.

Vasomotor Instability – 
- May be due to vasomotor disturbances in which blood supply to brain is excessive. 
- Characterized by – 
o Nervous energy type
o Headaches 
o Worries
o Restlessness predominates 
o Complaint of “head throbbing” and being unable to “stop thinking” 
Recommendations; 
1. Antronex with deep breathing exercises often effective (Alkalosis however, is greatly aggravated by such deep breathing) 
2. Orchex 
3. Valerian Complex (mild sedative effect, Alleviates Anxiety, Relaxes smooth muscle
Caution & Contraindications (Do not mix with prescribed sedative medication)

NOTE on Valerian Complex – Standard Process sources the Valerian to have high levels of key constituents which they test for. It contains Spiny jujube seed, Valerian root & rhizome and Passionflower herb.
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