The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions


Melatonin


Sheila wrote:
"Elaine didn't like melatonin because of her own experiences with it. She had an adverse reaction to it and learned that 5% of people have that type of reaction."

However, Melatonin does not feed pathogenic bacteria if the supplement does not contain any illegals.

Legal brands of Melatonin:
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http://www.country-life.com/moreinfo.cfm?Category=18&Product_ID=285

Advice about Melatonin from Dr Mercola:

From his website:
Melatonin and its precursors. "It may be possible to improve sleep by supplementing with the hormone melatonin. Ideally it is best to increase levels naturally with exposure to bright sunlight in the daytime (along with full spectrum fluorescent bulbs* in the winter) and absolute complete darkness at night. One should get blackout drapes so no light is coming in from the outside. One can also use one of melatonin's precursors, L-tryptophan or 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). L-tryptophan is obtainable by prescription only. However, don't be afraid or intimidated by its prescription status. It is just a simple amino acid."

From one of his book:
"L tryptophan and 5 HTP are melatonin procursers which means that they help build up your melatonin levels. I prefer L tryptophan. If lifestyle changes and natural supplements don't work, improve sleep with a melatonin supplement which you should only use as a last resort, as it is a powerful hormone.

*Some people are not comfortable with fluorescent, halogen or LED lights. This is especially true for people with multiple chemical sensitivities and people with seizures.

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