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How to Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally
Dec 18

How to Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally

How to Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally

Hi, my name is Dr. Troy Giles. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist. Today I

wanted to talk to you a little about apnea, and sleep apnea. It is a major issue in the world. People

are having trouble sleeping and there are many reasons for apnea. One is neurologic, where the

nerves, the brain, the connection to the lung is not working correctly. Also, thyroid we find,

thyroid dysfunction, where low thyroid. Thyroid is what helps you control your breathing

patterns while you are asleep. If you have low thyroid, the thyroid affects the heart and the

rhythm of breathing. So low thyroid can affect it as well. But, apnea is when you can’t breath

well. Your sleeping and you just stop breathing. There can be constrictive apnea as well, where

you have enlarged tonsils, or your throat is closed down. I had a patient that had, this has been

ten years ago, had a roto rooter, if you will, where they went in down on the trachea, the throat,

removed the tonsils and literally removed and widened the trachea, all the way down through his

neck, through his throat. Extremely painful, literally he wished he could have died. That

ultimately, still didn’t help any. He can get better air, bit still he is on a CPAP machine. The

treatment for it, medically, is to use a CPAP or a ByPAP machine, which helps to force air into

you and helps you to breathe during the evening. Another issue is that many times its body

habitus, enlarged gut. If you are laying on your side and you have a larger tummy, you have to

push your tummy up while you are breathing, sleeping at nighttime. Literally, you are having to

lift up your tummy all night long. After a couple of hours or so, you become fatigued. The

diaphragm becomes fatigued of lifting, pushing. So you just stop breathing for a minute. You can

go 30 seconds, a minute, 2 minutes. Finally, you gasp for air. This happens over and over and

over. The CPAP helps to force the air in you are just basically breathing easier. The sense of

breathing is there, but you are now lifting with forced air, in the abdomen, and in to your lungs.

So to treat this, naturally, we want to look at supporting the lung tissue. We want to support

anything that is going to help you to get rid of inflammation through the throat. We want to treat

the thyroid and the adrenal glands to have them up and running the way they should so they are

giving good information to the heart and to your breathing pattern. We would do this through

supplementation. The supplementation we would want to look towards would be the adrenal

glands first, Adrenix. We would support the adrenals with Adrenix. Thyroiden to support the

thyroid tissue. Thyroid again, we want to get its  metabolism and its function the way that it

should. Permilung helps to bring clarity, helps to remove sluggishness of the lungs, bronchial

congestion, mucus. A lot of times there is a mucus build up throughout the lung. Even with that

we would want to look towards leaky gut syndrome because when you have leaky gut, you are

actually leaking toxins through the gut and they overwhelm the liver and its ability to detoxify.

So a lot of the overall toxins will come up and out through the lung. So you will have a lot of

increased amount of toxin and production of mucus, so you will tighten up as well. So, asthma

and apnea also work together. So, you want to see if you can’t get rid of some of that tightness

and congestion that you feel. I would work with the diet, just helping, just eating more green

leafy vegetables. It is so vital to eat green leafy vegetables every meal. So how do eat green leafy

vegetables for breakfast? I would encourage you to get a significant blender, Vitamix is a good

one, Blendtec is another one, Montel Williams I think has one that is a good like two horsepower

motor, that you can put in all the kinds of fruits that you want, green leafy vegetables, like kale,

baby spinach, literally any vegetable that you want can go in there as well. If you make it

correctly, it tastes very good. You have all your fruits. You can get some of the big box stores

have frozen fruit. You can put that with a banana, maybe a protein powder of some type. The one

we carry here is called Lepterra. That helps make it smoother and more tasty, but it tastes

wonderful. For lunch have a nice green salad with whatever else you want. For dinner…Oh I

know, another nice green salad, then maybe some chicken or fish with it. But green leafy

vegetables, and all vegetables have more phytonutrients, phytochemicals that are very important

for overall health. That will help detox you so that you have less inflammation, inflammation

that runs through the diaphragm, up through the esophagus, diminishing that, and then of course

supporting the organs that we have discussed. If you have questions, you can feel free to call the

office. Also, I want to tell you before we go there. I want to show you here, as far as

chiropractically, the vertebrae that run to the lung are basically from C6, C7, T1, T2, and to the

lungs. But, basically from C5 to T1, autonomically, that means the energy passes out of the spine

and controls the lung tissue that the heart thats run through the autonomic nervous system. That

is affected through adjusting chiropractically the vertebrae. The vertebrae open up and allow the

energy to pass more effectively to those organs. But, if you have questions, feel free to call the

office. You can call the number on your screen here. We can set up a phone consultation

complimentary for you, fifteen minutes and we will kind of explain a little bit about what we can

do and get some information from you as well. We can do a phone consultation that can actually

help you. So I hope this has been beneficial for you. You can also look us up on the web at Okay, until next time, have a great day.

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