One of the most disturbing trends that I have seen in clinical practice is the rapid rise in hypothyroidism in this country over the last decade or so. It is not solely due to consuming white enriched bread laden with bromated flours, but I suspect that this is certainly part of the picture. The thyroid-toxic properties of bromide were first discovered more than a decade ago.
Alternative practitioners, like naturopathic physicians (NMD’s) are trained in viewing insomnia from a whole different viewpoint. Rather than treat your insomnia by giving you a prescription medication that will cause all of the above listed side effects, they get to the root of what is actually causing your insomnia and use natural therapies to help you sleep better.