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Insomnia can be reduced through natural remedies:

  • 1a) Sleeplessness is caused by a brain melatonin deficit, that is synthetised by serotonin, on its turn synthetised by tryptophan, an essential amino-acid that originates from diet only
  • 1b) Gut’s inability to absorb appropriate amounts of tryptophan reduces both serotonin and melatonin brain availability
  • 1c) Alpha lactalbumin is the serum protein nature has prepared for us (1) as gut prebiotics.
  • 1d) Alpha lactalbumin increases serotonin (2) and thus the availability to melatonin synthesis

What are the reasons?

  • 1a) Our modern life-style as well as our disordered eating makes it difficult to assimilate indispensable substances (3) for a well working of the whole body, from bowel to brain.
  • 1b) A ‘sad’ gut (4) cannot properly absorb the substances that are provided by diet only, i.e. essential amino-acids from enzymatic demolition of dietary proteins. Gut contains plenty of bacteria (5) performing various tasks. Then bacteria become an uncontrolled army if they do not work properly. If these soldiers ‘get crazy’ and fight at random, they can produce symptoms that could be quite different for the same reason.
  • 1c) This common reason leads to different symptoms on the basis of patient’s specific vulnerabilities (6).
  • 1d) Insomnia is one of these symptoms: alpha lactalbumin (7) can improve sleep quality depending on melatonin deficit.
  • 1e) The difference is whether to pursue every single symptom or to try to solve the common cause of different symptoms: a bad intestine working. This way, a single approach is helpful to treat different pathologies.

For example:

  • 1i) By treating depression, sugar intolerance has disappeared: “the patient eats chocolate, he is happy and thoughtless”
  • 1ii) By curing epilepsy, pollen allergy has disappeared.

[1] This is the most abundant protein in breast milk

[2] Since serotonin cannot be measured in human brain, results have been achieved on animals

[3] In the reference case, tryptophan, serotonin precursor, is an amino-acid that can be assimilated through food only. Our body is not able to synthetise it.

[4] In our case tryptophan can be absorbed provided it is available in the gut together with the appropriate conditions for its absorption.

[5] The gut contains 100 trillion bacteria, 10 times the number of cells throughout the human body.

[6] This means that consequences might be either special symptoms or real pathologies. This depends on both the subject’s psycho-physical conditions and on his/her greater or lesser genetic predisposition.

[7] alpha lactalbumin is the serum protein that nature has prepared for us: it is mostly present in breast milk and it features the greater availability of tryptophan, serotonin precursor