More Melatonin for Your Health

899Melatonin is a hormone commonly linked to proper sleep, but did you know that it can help fight off cancer, diabetes and heart disease too? Melatonin increases “beige fat” which is a fat that promotes your body to burn calories rather than store them. Studies also find that melatonin calms reproductive hormones; and as a result, melatonin is being linked to protecting you against sex hormone driven cancers (like ovarian, breast and prostate cancer). *

Since turning on the lights stops your body’s production and release of melatonin, keep lights dim in the evening and completely off when you go to sleep. You can find melatonin in supplements, but for a natural dose, eat some cherries, which are packed with this healthy hormone.

Visit www.vitamanna.com to order the SleepManna supplement. SleepManna contains cherry which has natural melatonin.

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/melatonin-and-sleep
Photo | Sleep Manna | ©Dr. S. Don Kim

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Exercise at Any Age Reduces Heart Failure Risk

1473When compared to inactive people, people who exercise moderately for 150 minutes, or vigorously for 75 minutes, per week have a 33% lower risk of heart failure. This is because exercise triggers the formation of new mitochondria, a membrane that helps prevent heart disease. Even older people have a good reason to start exercising. Research shows that those who start exercising later in life can still reduce their risk of heart failure by 22%.*

Be sure to ease into exercise at a pace that you can handle. Start small, for example, with a walk around the block after dinner. Be sure to stretch as a warm up and cool down too.

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Dr. Kim

*http://healthcarenewsjournal.com/news/article/736932/exercise-can-reduce-heart-failure-risk-no-matter-your-age
Photo | Gideon | The Walk | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

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Simplify Your Life

We are so busy that we don’t have time for the important things in life. There are all sorts of things that can keep us from simplifying our lives: trying to be like others, trying to make everyone happy, trying to meet the arbitrary expectations of others, involved in unhealthy relationships, dwelling on the past, as well as too many hobbies or too much time with one hobby. We also tend to spend way too much time with social media, movies, and television.

Let’s get rid of the unnecessary baggage in life. Don’t try to do it all! Do what matters most…just simplify!

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Dr. Kim

Photo | Fishing | by halseike on Flickr | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

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