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June 3, 2019 - Melatonin Can Be Your Body Mela-Toner

Melatonin Can Be Your Body Mela-Toner

June 3, 2019 Puzzle Piece
The type and quantity of food you eat will always be at the core of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Nothing can replace making good food decisions, not even trying to out-exercise your meals. Nutrition is the foundation of a healthy body. Let’s look at what can go on top of the good food foundation!
Sleep is a big part of weight management and overall health.  Many people are under so much stress they cannot get to sleep or stay asleep. Adequate sleep needs to be a priority.  Even if it is a priority, stress sabotages our natural circadian rhythm. If you’re holding on to extra pounds, you need to want to make sleep and de-stressing major priorities.
Here are four ways sleep helps us reach and maintain a healthy body and weight.
1. Adequate sleep reduces hunger cravings
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found when people were starved of sleep, late-night snacking increased, and they were more likely to choose high-carb snacks. In another study done at the University of Chicago, sleep-deprived participants chose snacks with twice as much fat and sugar mixed as those who slept at least 8 hours.
A second study found that sleeping too little prompts people to eat bigger portions of all foods, which increases weight gain. And in a review of 18 studies, researchers found that a lack of sleep led to increased cravings for energy-dense, high-carbohydrate foods.
We crave these particular foods because of the hormonal changes brought on by poor sleep, particularly the hunger-control hormone ghrelin increases.  The appetite-suppressing hormone leptin decreases and the stress hormone cortisol may increase, stimulating appetite.
2. Sleep reduces the risk of building insulin resistance
Within just four days of insufficient sleep, your body’s ability to process insulin--a hormone needed to convert food into energy--takes a massive dysregulation. Insulin sensitivity, the researchers found, dropped by more than 30%.
When your body doesn't respond properly to insulin, your entire system has trouble processing glucose from your bloodstream, so it ends up storing them as fat.
In one study on sleep disorders, the development of insulin resistance and obesity conducted by the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, found that, “Sleep duration has decreased over the last several decades.  With this  decrease has come cross-sectional and longitudinal data suggesting a link between short sleep duration and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes  The studies also found that circadian misalignment caused significant insulin resistance and elevations of blood pressure.”
3. Sleep lowers cortisol
Your body develops a rhythm with cortisol release that relies on sleep to keep it under control and in homeostasis. When cortisol levels remain too high for too long, it starts harming you, instead of helping you, including your ability to sleep well. When you get enough sleep, it allows your body to recover and lower cortisol levels.
4. Sleep repairs your body
Your body repairs itself daily.  Sleep is your best doctor to allow for these repairs. To state it another way, the majority of repairs occur ONLY during deep sleep. This includes weight management. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people ate on average nearly 300 fewer calories per day when they were well-rested.
Repair processes that occur only during deep sleep:
  • More white blood cells are manufactured
  • Release of hormones that promote tissue growth
  • Blood pressure lowers
  • Recharging of energy levels (mitochondrial health)
  • Blood supply to muscles increases
Ways You Inadvertently Sabotage Sleep
Research reports that 85% of all sleep problems are lifestyle-related and curable by following healthy habits. Here is a list of things that sabotage your chances of getting a good night’s sleep:
  • Prescription medications
  • Poor diet
  • High caffeine intake
  • Eating late
  • Going to bed at different times every night
  • Doing work projects while in bed/bedroom
  • Watching TV from bed
  • Allowing kids or pets to sleep with you
  • An uncomfortable mattress
  • Not getting exercise during the day
  • Having too much light in the room
  • Stress from any source
Taking Opti-Adrenal and addressing stressors in your life is the place to start.  Take one Opti-Adrenal, twice per day.  Make a conscious effort to reduce stress causing activities or events in your life. There are multiple techniques we teach in the Six Steps to Wellness, to reduce stress and reprogram the body to heal and repair.  Call Jason at 480-964-5198 for a list of training DVD’s and Seminars.

Dr Marc Harris’s Essential Melatonin
In addition to getting older, stress, chemicals, and especially adrenal stress can deliver a big hit to melatonin production. Addressing this often takes a nutritional approach. The ingredients in Dr. Harris’s Methylation Essentials Melatonin are balanced in a phytonutrient matrix to nutritionally support healthy sleep, methylation and overall body balance.  Melatonin is effective in maintenance, repair and regeneration.  More to come on its many positive attributes in future Puzzle Pieces and Webinars by Dr Harris to come.

Essential Melatonin vs Optimal REM Sleep
Optimal REM sleep
is the standard OHS formulation go-to when you have sleep troubles and need to nutritionally help your body recover. Essential Melatonin takes things a step further, zeroing in on melatonin and its many healing attributes.  There has to be a therapeutic dose of melatonin, which this formula has.
Methylated melatonin not only helps improve sleep, but it also allows your body to properly regulate melatonin production on its own once again.
  1. Alfredo Astua, MD, director of sleep medicine, Beth Israel Mount Sinai, New York. National Sleep Foundation.
  2. Nedeltcheva, A. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2009.
  3. Hogenkamp, P. Psychoneuroendocrinology, September 2013.
  4. Shlisky, J. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, November 2012.

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and John Brimhall, DC, FIAMA, DIBAK Present
Marc Harris, ND, ND, PhD, PhD, PhD
Stem Cell Seminars Methylation Tour
June 14th - 16th Parker, Colorado September 20-22 - Las Vegas, NV
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Yours in Health and Wellness,
John W Brimhall, DC, BA, BS, FIAMA, DIBAK
Marc Harris ND, MD, PhD, PhD, PhD
Doug Grant, Nutritionist, Formulator, Trainer, Patent Holder

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