Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:57 AM
melatonin is a very powerful antioxident that is released when your eyes detect darkness, and when you sleep, it is synthesized primarily in the pineal gland at the base of your brain, yet is outside the blood brain barrier. over the years, calcium seems to find its way around the body, contributing to hardened arteries and declining organ functioning. these are features of old age. when calcium accumulates in the pineal gland, it can then accumulate other trace minerals in the blood, such as zinc copper and flouride.there is a high probability that this affects the functioning of the pineal gland and its ability to make melatonin.
here is a study that found flouride in the aged pineal gland of humans, and was directly correlated with the amount of calcification/calcium content of the pineal gland, suggesting, that the calcification enabled the organ to accumulate the flouride and other trace minerals. http://www.icnr.com/...deposition.html
so to lessen your ability to accumulate flouride, and maintain high melatonin levels, you will want to avoid or alter the calcification process. Of course the first thing you want to do is stop consuming flouride.
vitamin k substances, especially K2 may have the ability to reverse this process of disregulation of calcium, in addition to other factors. http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/19363777http://www.lef.org/m...er-Aging_02.htm http://amjpathol.hig...ract/175/6/2288
according to other studies, supposedly vitamin e and vitamin a are also involved in calcium regulation to some degree. Also, hyperphosphatemia or high phosphate levels can contribute to calcification, and also high calcium levels, both of which can be worsened by high vitamin d levels as they increase your ability to absorb these two minerals, so do not megadose on vitamin d, or you'll run the risk of raising your levels too high.
melatonin affects so many process in the body and has the potential to extend lifespan due to its antioxidant ability. it has the ability to enter every single cell in your body and protect your dna. its now suspected that melatonin can help delay some forms of age related decline. http://www.scienceda...70424062819.htm
hope you liked the info!
Edited by AutonomousOne1980, 28 June 2011 - 01:25 PM.
#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.
#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.
#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.
#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.
#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.
#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.
#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.