Melatonin

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The pesticides that steal sleep and give you diabetes

When you eat foods that are not organic, not only are you being cheated of more healthful nutrition that should fight disease, you may get a dose of a toxin that’s stealing your sleep hormone and increasing your risk for metabolic disorders, like diabetes.

Carolyn Gretton

The link between nighttime light and your thyroid

We use more artificial light than ever at night, both indoors and outdoors, and it’s affecting our health. Night light use is connected with a higher risk of obesity, depression, sleep disorders and diabetes. And according to researchers, it may be raising our risk of a particular type of cancer…

Carolyn Gretton

The surprising way melatonin may block COVID-19

Studies have shown melatonin may reduce the chances of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, but it hasn’t exactly been clear why that is. Now, researchers may have uncovered exactly how melatonin can help stave off COVID-19…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The exercise-hormone intersection that lowers prostate and breast cancer risks

If you’re a night owl, getting up with the birds to exercise probably isn’t on your to-do list. But new research shows hitting the gym or even just heading out for a morning walk could be one of the best things you could do to lower your risk of cancer by boosting a cancer-fighting hormone. […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Melatonin: The memory-saving molecule

Melatonin has been experiencing a renaissance, so to speak. If you thought it was just for sleep, think again. The Cleveland Clinic says it has potential as a COVID-19 treatment and research found it could help fight several cancers. Now the hormone may add another notch to its belt, this time for saving your memory. […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The sleep hormone that could fight breast, oral and stomach cancers

Like most people, you’ve probably heard of melatonin. In fact, you may even take the supplement each night since it’s a commonly used natural, over-the-counter sleep aid. Now, however, research has found that melatonin may be doing far more than just helping you get the restful sleep you need. It may guard you against cancer. […]