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Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that your body produces when you sleep at night, most often in a dark room between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Melatonin production drops off as you age, so older adults and those with irregular sleep schedules may find it beneficial to supplement their melatonin intake.

In addition to being a highly effective, natural sleeping aid, melatonin is involved in multiple systems throughout the body. As an antioxidant, melatonin helps to give your immune system a boost. It also fights inflammation and decreases aging markers. One recent study also showed that melatonin protects against the hearing damaged caused by some antibiotics.

Further, melatonin has protective effects from indigestion, gastrointestinal reflux (GERD), and other digestive issues.

Vitamin D & Melatonin Help with SAD

Happy Older Woman
Many of my patients have been to multiple doctors without getting good results. So, it’s not at all unusual for me to see a patient who has been diagnosed and treated for several different illnesses and still is miserable. That was the case with Elinor, a delightful, 80-something lady whose daughter Tracy brought her to […]

Helpful Tips & Supplements for Natural Anxiety Relief

Wave of Papers
When was the last time you really and truly relaxed? If you’re struggling to remember and coming up empty, you have plenty of company. Nearly every day, I see patients whose symptoms are clearly linked to untreated emotional issues, particularly anxiety, leaving them unable to function normally. Meanwhile, these patients often suffer from emotionally induced […]

The Secrets Behind Getting a Great Night’s Sleep

woman sleeping
Everyone needs sleep. Unfortunately, most of my patients say they have problems sleeping well. In other words, quantity is not the issue; quality is.

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