Podcast #5: Interview With Dr. Stasha Gominak on How Low Vitamin D Can Ruin Your Sleep (Part 3)

This is part 3 and the final segment of my conversation with Dr. Stasha Gominck, a neurologist with some very insightful information about vitamin d and how it’s vitally related not only to sleep, but to every aspect of your health. As mentioned previously, Vitamin D is actually a hormone that’s needed by every area of your body, including your brain. 
In this segment, Gominak is going to tell us
  • How to optimize growth hormone release
  • The link between slow wave sleep and the B vitamins
  • How this b vitamin can help REM behavior disorder 
  • How much Vit D is made in your skin by sunlight
  • Vitamin D’s anti-cancer properties
  • The importance of quality sleep and cancer prevention

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NY Time article on Meditation for a Good Night’s Sleep.

Mindfulness meditation sites: calm.com, headspace.com, and saagara.com

CBT-i sites: cbtreferee, CBT-i coach and cbtforinsomnia

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6 thoughts on “Podcast #5: Interview With Dr. Stasha Gominak on How Low Vitamin D Can Ruin Your Sleep (Part 3)

  1. Interdisciplinarity: The employment of multiple disciplines in the examination of a specific topic.

    The topic at hand, our health.

    So to treat headaches and such the neurologist is finding herself dabbling with endocrinology and the outer parts of nutrition. I am pleased and refreshed to see these efforts. It is also a bit painful to watch the wheel being invented – – again.

    Simply I long for the day that the gathering of wealth (and fame) does not distract from establishing and using interdisciplinarity to establish real long term health.

    The doctors at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle did two very positive things for me. They gave me a pedometer (actually a very cheap pedometer) and they set up a long term (three years – ended only because I moved) relationship with a registered dietitian. I am on my third pedometer now some six plus years later. All of the pedometers with the exception of their “gift” have been digital. The report from my computer looking at the first half of this month showed an average of 10,023 steps a day. I still love my pedometer. I still study and work hard to eat well and do believe this pursuit should be life long for everyone.

    The pedometer came from the lipid clinic and cost them less than ten dollars but has contributed greatly to my health because it has treated my whole system to the benefits which come from the development of an active lifestyle.

    An hour every six weeks for three years using the services of a professional dietitian was likely considerably more expensive but now some fifty pounds lighter with an active lifestyle I believe it is reasonable to guess that it is much much less expensive than the diabetes, neuropathy, stroke, or heart attack that would likely have happened without the lifestyle changes.

    So the lipid clinic points me in the direction of the personal trainer which I have and do intend to work more with. And the general practitioner couples me with a dietitian whose guidance is with me forever as my own studies in the area of eating well continue.

    The doctors would have made a lot more money on me if they did not make those connections. Perhaps we need to change that.

    The doctors connected me with those who are not doctors. Perhaps we need to see a lot more of that.

    Health was enabled through an interdisciplinary approach.

  2. Provocative ideas, thank you so much for presenting them. I can’t wait to see how work on the microbiome fits in with the vitamin D/sleep story. Solving the dysregulated immunity of “modern diseases” is more imperative than we realize, I believe.

  3. Dear Dr. Park:
    Thank you so much for these wonderful presentations of Dr. Gominak, a most courageous physician as are you.
    I am in hopes that some further discussion can be held regarding the various aspects of her discovery and their relationship to Carbon Dioxide. Perhaps you might have Dr. Raymond Peat on to discuss this as a type of follow up to Dr. Gominak’s discussion. Dr. Peat has spoken often about the importance of Vitamin B6 among others especially in regard to healthy fats. There is a video of Dr. Peat and I discussing the biology of Carbon Dioxide which has been viewed by about 100,000 persons by now in the various venues on which it has been posted in addition to it’s original. Here is one of them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZkGxrntmTE
    I have also been recording a series of conversations with Dr. Peat and myself as a part of a biography I am doing of him. Dr. Peat has written more and longer about Carbon Dioxide than anyone I know of beginning in the 1960s. He was also one of the first to discover Dr. Buteyko when Dr. Peat visited Russia in the 1960s.
    One ofd the things that is not clearly understood by main Stream medicine is the repair function of CO2 especially in regard to nerve cells.
    I’ll be writing a bit more by email. Thanks again for all you provide for all of us.
    Bud Weiss

  4. Stonybrook, Stanford, Harvard, NYU, Dr Weil, Dr Gupta, Dr Oz, Prevention Liz Vacarello..ect… All The greatest minds ARE YOU AWARE ??? This needs all of you!!! PLEASE !

  5. This was amazing! Thank you, Thank you , Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your podcast’s and I am so happy they are back! Dr. Gominak you are amazing.