Topic: melatonin

I am having big problems sleeping...it doesnt really get dark in the summer in Sweden. I cant take medicine for it because my liver got unhappy last time. So I decided to check out melatonin. Not only does it really help with sleep (for me anyway) I ran it through pubmed to check if it hurt the liver. Good news...it is GOOD for the liver, but better yet, it has been shown to help with tumor shrinkage and chemo side effects. So if you need to get to sleep, you might want to consider melatonin.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: melatonin

WOW! We have our own little red headed mice in the LAB!!!   Interesting & good news.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: melatonin

My nutrition nurse recommended I take 20 mg of melatonin (a LOT-- the dose for sleep is 3 mg!) every night to fight tumor growth, and I've been doing that for 2 1/2 years now. That and my other couple dozen supplements have helped a lot.

But alas, the melatonin doesn't make me the least bit sleepy... about 10% of people don't have that reaction.

I'm SOOO glad it's working for you!

a hug from

the other Kris(tin)

Peace, hope, and healing to all!

Re: melatonin

Thanks Kristin!
I could not find how much to take anywhere. 20mgs seems like perhaps too much for my tummy, but will try.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: melatonin

Wow, another one to add to Tom's regiment. I just started giving him Turmeric which I have been taking and having good luck with. It really helps with arthritis pain and fighting liver tumors. I have occasionally taken melatonin and it does help me sleep so I'm going to give it to Tom too. I don't think I'll do the 20mg though. Kristen, I am also a great believer in the power of these supplements. Tom says he feels better than he has for years. I just have to keep the diet in line. We get off track sometimes and we both need to do better. It's hard to not grill and eat ice cream in the summer! Ha! He loves watermelon thogh and that is really good for you so we eat a lot of that. Take care all and thanks for the info.   Mary

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Mary, there's a lot of research on turmeric lately (good info in the book Anti-Cancer, by Servan-Schreiber.) One point is that for the body to absorb it, it needs to be mixed with black pepper and oil.

I keep a jar of turmeric powder mixed with pepper, and dip up a little bit of the mixture with a soup spoon (like 1/4 tsp. or so) then pour a bit of olive oil on the spoon, pour everything in my mouth, and "mix" it all in there. I finally figured out this method after getting bright yellow turmeric stains all over the counter, the table, various t-shirts, etc. etc...

I agree that grilled food is a really bad idea, but surely a little bit of ice cream now and then has therapeutic properties!!

Kristin

Peace, hope, and healing to all!

Re: melatonin

Kristen,
   I'm actually buying the capsules, 900 mg per capsule, 95% curcuminoids. They do put pepper in the capsules,which I can attest to. Nothing like burping up peppery turmeric capsules and fish oil first thing in the morning!! I have been purchasing my supplements from vitacost.com. This is the NSI brand of Turmeric Extract with BioPerine. I take two capsules a day but just give Tom one since they are 900 mg. It really has helped my aches and pains. I used to get shooting nerve pains in my feet and legs at night and I don't at all since taking turmeric. Hopefully it's helping on the cancer front too!  Mary

Re: melatonin

Hi Mary,

That's GREAT that the turmeric has helped you so much! Wow!

Now if only there was even ONE supplement that tasted good...

Kristin

Peace, hope, and healing to all!