Melatonin: Nature's Sleeping Pill

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Be Happier Press, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 144 pages
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An internationally recognized authority on melatonin reveals the facts -- and the hype -- on this sleep, energy, and mood improvement hormone

Melatonin has become America's most talked about health supplement. A completely natural hormone produced by the body, it has the potential to help users sleep more soundly and feel healthier and happier in general. Melatonin: Nature's Sleeping Pill is a well-balanced compilation of the latest scientific research plus engaging personal stories that show this wonder drug in action.

Writing in a clear, concise manner, Dr. Sahelian discusses the safety of melatonin, how melatonin affects the body, and how readers can use melatonin to improve their lives -- from getting a good night's sleep to living longer. He presents the wide range of possible melatonin benefits -- as an antidote to jet lag, an antioxidant, a cancer fighter, an immune system booster, and an antidepressant -- while carefully explaining which benefits are actually supported by scientific research. Practical information is included as well, with an in-depth analysis of the best individual dosages for specific ailments.

This is a comprehensive source of reliable information about melatonin for the many people wanting to learn more about this natural supplement.

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Readers of this book will want to know whether melatonin supplementation is safe and effective. The book tends to the positive, but takes a cautionary approach. It admits that little is known for sure ... Read full review

Contents

Two From Cradle to Rocking Chair
11
Four Melatonin and Longevity
21
Five Take Two Melatonins
31
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About the author (1995)

Ray Sahelian, M.D., is a popular and respected physician and medical writer who is internationally recognized as a moderate voice in the evaluation of leading nutrients, hormones, and herbs. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including "NBC Today," "CBS This Morning," and "CNN," as well as having been quoted in many national magazines and newspapers, and broadcast on over 2,000 radio stations. Dr. Sahelian is editor of "Longevity Research Update" and the author of the bestselling "Melatonin: Nature's Sleeping Pill"; "DHEA: A Practical Guide"; "Creatine: Nature's Muscle Builder"; and books on pregnenolone, glucosamine, saw palmetto, stevia, and 5-HTP.

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