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Uncovering the Truth About Sleepless Nights - Webinar Q&A

Posted by Candace Burch on Thursday, 28 August

Sleepless web

The “Uncovering the Truth About Sleepless Nights,” webinar covered the key symptoms of sleep hormone imbalance, long term consequences of sleep deprivation and how 4-point measurement of sleep-wake cycle hormones provide a true 24 hour sleep-wake pattern. In case you missed it, click here to view the recording.

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Q&A for Weight Loss Winners & Dieting Downfalls

Posted by Dr. Alyssa Burns-Hill on Tuesday, 26 August

weight loss woman in too-big pants

Many people assume that thyroid hormone deficiency or thyroid imbalance are to blame for weight loss failure, but there are some key factors to consider that might be affecting thyroid hormone function rather than focusing entirely on thyroid hormone levels:

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Melatonin’s Importance Is So Much Bigger Than Sleep

Posted by Dr. Allison Smith on Thursday, 17 July

Woman waking up and stretchingI've been up to my elbows in melatonin research for a week now.

I always felt like I had a pretty good working knowledge of where melatonin came from in the body, roughly how it was synthesized, the signals that propagate its production, and where it acts. Like most clinicians, I tended to think of it for sleep problems in general and as an adjunct treatment for some of the comorbidities associated with different cancers.

I was also vaguely aware that there was a physical reason my colitis patients usually presented with depression and sleep problems – the gut really is the bigger of our two brains after all, but I’m not sure I was able to put it all together until this intensive synthesis of information.

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