Monthly Archives: December 2011

Need Rest?

The divine design of the brain is to secrete the stimulating, “get up and go” hormone cortisol with the blue green hues of the  morning sunrise. Therefore, when the sun comes up,  so does the motivation… Ideally.

Then with the red-orange hues of sundown the brain begins to secrete melatonin so that we can sleep and recover from the days activities.  So when digestion is dysfunctional, then one may be low in melatonin. However, we now have electricity which allows us to be “functional” long after sundown, thus cheating our bodies of much needed rest and recovery.

Pearl # 1: 50% of the body’s melatonin is produced by the large intestine. Since most people I see have dysfunctional large intestine’s, the ability of many to produce melatonin is compromised.

Pearl # 2: Seratonin is converted to melatonin with the help of calcium and B12. When seratonin does not convert properly, one might be depressed, anxious and unrested 😦 Calcium and or B12 may be helpful in this situation.