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In the two preceding blog posts, we’ve reviewed the multiple causes of depression, and why anti-depressants are not effective in the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms. Now we’re going to review a wide variety of treatment approaches.


Here’s a very interesting new study conducted at Tulane University that with very interesting findings study that led me to revisit the health benefits of melatonin. The researchers found melatonin offers particularly strong protection against reproductive cancers. In particular, it determined that Tamoixfen, a breast cancer drug when given to animals who slept well and had normal melatonin levels killed the cancer cells while those who didn’t do.


What a silly question, you might logically conclude, but research indicates the significant role sleep plays and how a fascinating study now indicates the role sleep plays. Did you know that reading yourself to sleep or texting into the wee hours of the morning raise your risk of cancer? You bet it can. Exposing yourself to artificial light at night shuts down your body’s production of an important hormone called melatonin.


As the Japanese nuclear crisis continues to unfold, two weeks after the tsunami, with reports of water leaking radiation from the nuclear reactors, the uncertainty of the degree of damage the nuclear reactors have experienced, remains at the forefront of our minds. And the long term impact the release of radiation may or may not […]


The findings of a study conducted by Professor Abraham Haim and colleagues at the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research of the University of Haifa in Israel contributes to a growing body of research of an association between light at night and an increased risk of cancer caused by light-induced suppression of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin […]


A pilot study conducted by a team of University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester and VA Center of Canandaigua researchers found that cherry juice blend could have modest but beneficial effects on sleep in older adults with insomnia.  Drinking tart cherry juice every day could help millions of people with insomnia, according to their study […]