Insomnia Help Monsey NY

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.

Hormoz A Ashtyani, MD
(201) 488-1884
30 S Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Hackensack Med Ctr, Hackensack, Nj
Group Practice: Hackensack Sleep Ctr

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Bon Secours Sleep Disorder Institute Good Samaritan Hospital
(845) 368-5511
255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY
Ages Seen
5 - Adult

Sleep Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center
(718) 920-4841
111 E. 210th Street
Bronx, NY
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No
Ages Seen
<12-100
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Richard Derman
(845) 356-1978
27 Main St
Monsey, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Yehuda Seif
(845) 357-7766
3 College Rd
Monsey, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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John J Villa, DO
(201) 489-1311
211 Essex St Ste 302
Hackensack, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: New Milford Hosp, New Milford, Ct; Hackensack Med Ctr, Hackensack, Nj; Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, Nj
Group Practice: Northern NJ Pulmonary

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The Sleep Center at Westchester Medical Center Westchester Medical Center
(914) 493-1105
95 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY
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Required
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>1
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Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
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New York Sleep Disorder Center
(718) 220-4210
2951 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
Ages Seen
18 and above

Bernard Silverman
(845) 368-0570
3 College Rd
Monsey, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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David Schwalb
(845) 352-6800
40 Robert Pitt Dr
Monsey, NY
Specialties
Urology
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Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
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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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