EP265: The Benefits of Melatonin for Immune Health, Sleep & Colic with Dr. Mona Fahoum
We’ve all heard the benefits of melatonin for sleep, but it may surprise you to know that melatonin can also support…
- Brain health
- Mitochondrial function
- Circadian rhythm
- Inflammation reduction
And maybe even immune health.
Its impressive antioxidant potential is thought to be the reason for its many benefits, but what most people don’t know is that there are certain types of melatonin that research has shown are far more potent (in their ability to reduce oxidative stress) than others.
There are also certain supplements (hello Essential C Complex) that have been found to make melatonin even more effective in terms of its antioxidant potential.
So if you want to learn more about the best way to use melatonin to improve your health please tune into this week’s podcast with hormone expert and Director of Clinical Services at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Dr. Mona Fahoum!
(We are also offering a fun giveaway and discount you can learn more about at 30 minutes in!)
Here are some of the fascinating tidbits we dive into:
- The many benefits of melatonin
- The link between colic and melatonin
- Can melatonin help fight COVID-19?
- Signs you have low levels of melatonin
- How to use melatonin to optimize your circadian rhythm
- Why you might feel sleepy after taking melatonin (and how to fix it!)
- Lifestyle choices that disrupt melatonin production
- How most melatonin supplements are made
- Foods that contain melatonin (and how much you’d need to consume!)
- The best dose of melatonin for jet lag and sleep deprivation
- Why you may want to take vitamin C and melatonin together
- Can you take melatonin instead of sleep meds?
- And so much more!
I sincerely hope you find this podcast helpful! Please share it with anyone you think it might benefit and don’t forget to answer the question at 30 minutes in the comments below for a chance to win.
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Dr. Fahoum is a naturopathic physician and owner of Meridian Medicine in Seattle which focuses on preventive primary care, women's health, hormones and digestive concerns. She is also the Director of Clinical Services at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, has been an adjunct faculty at her alma mater Bastyr University and is on the Medical Team for Symphony Natural Health.
Dr. Fahoum is Past-President of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP) and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). She regularly lectures at continuing education seminars, appears on podcasts and interviews and is involved in women’s health groups focusing on hormone health.
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