The Best Vitamins For Sleep w. Dr. Stasha Gominak, MD (ep 89)

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The Best Vitamins For Sleep w. Dr. Stasha Gominak, MD (ep 89)

Neurologist and sleep coach Dr. Stasha Gominak joined me for an in-depth discussion on the effects of Vitamin D and B-vitamins on sleep and related neurological disorders.  Dr. Stasha has dedicated her practice to helping patients with sleep disorders for almost 20 years and is a wealth of knowledge on the topic.

About Dr. Stasha Gominak

Dr. Gominak grew up and attended college in California, moved to Houston for medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where she received an MD degree in 1983. Her Neurology residency was done at the Harvard affiliated, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She practiced Neurology in the San Francisco Bay area from 1991-2004 then moved with her husband to Tyler, Texas. Starting in 2004 she began to dedicate more of her practice to the treatment of sleep and sleep disorders. In 2012 and 2016 she published two pivotal articles about the global struggle with worsening sleep, the possible causes and solutions, related to vitamin D deficiency and the intestinal microbiome. In 2016 she retired from her office practice to have more time to teach. She currently divides her time between RightSleep® coaching sessions for private individuals and teaching other clinicians the RightSleep® method of sleep repair.

Topics Discussed

  • Neurologist 
  • Epidemic of Sleep Apnea
  • History of working w. daily headache patients
  • Sleep apnea is a vitamin deficiency issue
  • Walter Stumpf, Vitamin D –
  • Alfred Hess, Rickets 
  •  History of Vitamin D Research
  • Vitamin D is not a fat-soluble vitamin
  • Vitamin D controls your pituitary gland
  • The problem w. Supplementing w. Vitamin D
  • Use vitamin D according to blood level, not the supplied dose
  • Vitamin D from the sun is not the same as supplementation
  • Current childhood diseases are tied to vitamin D deficiency
  • Is there a vitamin D level that improves sleep? (STUDY) Published study
  • What’s the idea Vitamin D level?
  • Why do we have multiple B vitamins?
  • Why are minerals low while taking minerals
  • Vitamin D and stomach acid
  • Vitamin B5
  • Book: The Pain Free Promise of Panthothenic Acid
  • Nicotine as an acetylcholine agonist 
  • Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s are choline deficiency
  • Acetylcholine antiinflammatory pathway 
  • Choline nootropics may help w. Sleep
  • Proper use of supplements
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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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