My daughter started the core protocol a few weeks ago, and has been having extreme sleepiness, sleeping about 18 hrs a day. Can you tell me if this could be a side effect of any of the herbs? She is taking; Japanese knotwood, eleuthero tincture, cat’s claw, ashwagandha at bedtime (1000 mg), teasel, smilax, and rhodiola. Thanks.
Ashwagandha will indeed cause more sleeping, smilax can under some circumstances. You can cut those out of the protocol and see if that helps.