How this Amazing Hormone Will Help You Sleep, Reduce Pain, Relieve Anxiety, Slow Aging, and Much More
Author: Jan-Dirk Fauteck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Everything you need to know about the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin! We've always been told maintaining a healthy sleep cycle is of utmost importance to your day-to-day health. But have we ever been told why? Anyone familiar with chronobiology (the science of natural physiological rhythms) knows that the hormone melatonin is the foundation hormone for the circadian rhythm research. In fact, melatonin and sleep research is one of the most fundamental and best-known rhythms in the human body. Disturbance of the melatonin cycle due to any reason interferes with the sleep/wake cycle, which ultimately leads to a number of other neurobehavioral and psychological problems. Due to the widespread misuse of light at night, modern societies no longer hold a clear distinction between day and night. This increase in light pollution at night interferes with the ability of the pineal gland to produce and disperse melatonin properly. As a result, either no or a severely dampened melatonin rhythm exists in individuals exposed to artificial light during the normal dark hours, which includes most people living in cities and in all individuals who work at night. This suppression of a distinct melatonin rhythm and all other biological cycles represents a serious perturbation of the biological clock of many organs, contributing to pathophysiology. Dr. Fauteck also addresses the impact of proper supplemental melatonin and various studies and research done on the topic. Melatonin has been widely used to correct problems of sleep disorders, and while this book looks into that research further and breaks down the impact of melatonin and sleep, it also addresses research that addresses melatonin use for its ability to regulate the circadian clock in general and impact other areas of health such oxidative stress, neuropsychiatric disorders, headaches, chronic pain, digestion, diabetes, fertility, pregnancy, cancer, and many age-related diseases. In this book, Dr. Fauteck summarizes critical information related to the necessity of maintaining regular biological rhythms and describes the pathological consequences of circadian rhythm disturbances. He provides a clear description of how melatonin is produced and secreted, how the prevailing artificially imposed light/dark cycle can disturb its rhythm, and how this translates into other potential pathologies.
Most people today are aging too rapidly and are dying from illnesses that could be prevented! Judy Lindberg McFarland wants to help readers prevent all the degenerative diseases and illnesses that accompany aging and the heartaches resulting from the loss of one's health.In Aging Without Growing Old, men and women of all ages will find out how to become healthy through natural and nutritional means. They'll learn how to enjoy greater health no matter how old they are and how to slow the aging process down to a crawl. It is possible to start defying your age with the essential information found in this book!
A No-Nonsense Midlife Health Guide for Women and Men
Author: Peggy Edwards
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Category: Health & Fitness
In North America, some eighty-eight million boomers are facing the physical and personal challenges of midlife. But midlife can also be a time of tremendous vitality, confidence, and joy. In this comprehensive guide, three experts in midlife health draw on interviews, the latest research, and their own expertise to help men, women, and couples on the journey from midlife turbulence to midlife mastery. The Healthy Boomer provides easy-to-use decision-making tools, accurate information, and practical advice on such topics as: The male and female menopause; how to make a decision about hormone replacement therapy; alternative health care; preventing heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis; prostate health and impotence; healthy relationships and great sex in midlife; anti-aging techniques; weight control, exercise, and healthy eating; the importance of spiritual well-being; handling midlife stress; what to do if you can't remember names any more. For the many North American boomers who are experiencing midlife challenges, The Healthy Boomer is required and reassuring reading. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Here is something natural, a supplement that appears to be safe and is helping many people. Why shouldn't you be one of them?"—William Regelson, M.D., co-author of The Melatonin Miracle MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is the first safe, natural, side-effect-free remedy for many types of pain and inflammatory conditions. In this authoritative look at MSM, Drs. Stanley Jacob and Ronald Lawrence reveal how to tap into the benefits of this amazing "miracle" compound. Experienced in the successful treatment of thousands of patients for pain, they explain how to take MSM—how much, when, with what foods, and in what form—to relieve pain in its many varieties, including: Degenerative arthritis Chronic back pain Chronic headache Muscle pain Fibromyalgia Tendintis and bursitis Carpal tunnel syndrome TMJ Post-traumatic pain and inflammation Allergies and more
Melatonin in Psychiatric and Neoplastic Disorders provides psychiatrists, oncologists, endocrinologists, pediatricians, and other health professionals with a thorough examination of the most current research on the role of melatonin in psychiatric and neoplastic disorders.