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Q I travel a lot for work and notice two problems, particularly when I fly: My skin gets incredibly dry and my digestion really suffers. What can I do to take care of myself when traveling? A According to Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India, the universe is comprised of five basic principles, which can loosely be translated as space, air, fire, water and earth.

Denise Troy Curry, MD
(314) 909-0211
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986

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Thomas Murray Siler, MD
(636) 946-1650
3476 Sutton Ct
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Saint Charles, Mo; Barnes St Peters Hosp, Saint Peters, Mo; St Joseph Hospital West, Lake St Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Midwest Chest Consultants

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American Sleep Medicine Center St. Louis Sleep Center, LLC
(314) 994-9499
727 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO
Ages Seen
8 years and up

Clayton Sleep Institute
(314) 645-5855
2531 S. Big Bend Boulevard
Maplewood, MO
Ages Seen
2 and up

SSM St. Joseph Sleep Disorders Center St. Joseph Health Center
(636) 947-5165
300 First Capitol Drive
Saint Charles, MO
Doctors Refferal
Necessary from a sleep specialist to have sleep st
Ages Seen
16 - Geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Please call sleep center for complete listing.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Gihan Sami Abdel Kader, MD
(314) 205-6030
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1974

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Korgi V Hegde, MD
(314) 752-7100
7345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Forest Park Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Southwest Medical Ctr

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Barnes Jewish West County Sleep Disorders/EEG Center
(314) 996-8680
969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: No, we''ll schedule a visit with a sleep physician for you.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Medicine and Research Center St. Luke's Hospital
(314) 205-6030
232 S. Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO
Doctors Refferal
Necessary if under 18 years old; preferred for all
Ages Seen
1-100
Insurance
Insurance: Most third party payers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Washington University Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Center
(314) 362-4342
212 N. Kings Highway
Saint Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Young adult to adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted, please call your insurance carrier to determine coverage
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Tips for Insomniacs - Antioxidant Sources

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Q I travel a lot for work and notice two problems, particularly when I fly: My skin gets incredibly dry and my digestion really suffers. What can I do to take care of myself when traveling?

A According to Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India, the universe is comprised of five basic principles, which can loosely be translated as space, air, fire, water and earth. Space represents the potential for manifestation. Air represents movement and change. Fire is the power of transformation. Water reflects the attractive forces that hold things together, while earth represents the boundaries of objects and things. These five great elements combine to form three biological mind-body principles, or doshas, known as Vata, the movement principle composed of space and air; Pitta, the digestion principle made up of fire and water; and Kapha, the protection principle bringing together water and earth. These three codes of nature govern our physiology and psychology.

Traveling by air is an inherently Vata-aggravating experience and may result in irregularity, dryness, anxiety, insomnia and difficulty with concentration.

Ayurveda suggests a few tips to balance Vata when you’re on the go. Drink plenty of warm, non-caffeinated beverages. Make up a thermos bottle of gingerroot tea (1 teaspoon grated ginger per pint of hot water) to take with you on the plane. On the morning and evening you travel, apply almond or sesame massage oil to your skin. Eat less while traveling, seeking out warm soups rather than salads and sandwiches. Lubricate your nasal passages with a tiny drop of oil placed into each nostril.

When you get to your destination, as soon as possible take a warm bath. Drink warm liquids and try immediately to align with the rhythm of your destination city. If it’s lunchtime when you arrive, eat lunch. Maintaining optimal biological rhythms even while traveling is the best way to counter the aggravating effects of travel on Vata and reduce the symptoms that reflect it.

Q I know how important antioxidants are for my health. I would prefer to get as many as possible through food sources rather than supplementation. Can you suggest an easy way to choose the most beneficial foods?

A Almost every biological function requires oxygen, which supplies electrons to run the machinery of the body. An oxygen molecule that has released its electron becomes a free radical or reactive oxygen species (ROS). When a free radical forms, it becomes irritable and immediately seeks to replace its missing electron. It will do this by stealing an electron from any local protein, fat or DNA molecule. The resulting damage from this free-radical attack contributes to a wide range of illnesses, including heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

Antioxidants are molecules that willingly donate their electrons to free radicals. Vitamin E, vitamin C and beta-carotene are the best known of these natural ROS neutralizers. Nutritional science i...

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