Melatonin

Laurie Neri Hormones 5 Comments

Melatonin is a hormone secreted from the pineal gland located in the brain. Tryptophan, which is an amino acid, converts into serotonin. Serotonin then converts into melatonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter associated with depression. In addition to improving sleep, melatonin is a strong antioxidant good for the immune system. As we age, melatonin, DHEA, and human growth hormone decline. The …

Hypothyroidism

Laurie Neri Thyroid 1 Comment

So much to talk about on this topic so I have decided to make this the first of many blogs in order to clearly understand just how important and critical this gland is to us in so many ways. Symptoms include fatigue, disturbed sleep, trouble losing weight, intolerance to cold, constipation, poor memory, depression, skin disorders, brittle nails, menstrual problems, …