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Knock Down Sleep Issues and Inflammation with this Nutrient

Sleep is vital for the detoxification of your brain. When you are sleeping, your brain gets rid of toxins. If you have insomnia, your brain may start to become more toxic and may affect concentration and focus.

How Can You Help Your Sleep Issues and Inflammation?

*Add Healthy Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

*Cut Down Refined Carbs

Which Nutrient Can Help with Sleeping Issues and Inflammation?

Melatonin will be the answer. It is secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Research has demonstrated that children with autism have a decreased production of melatonin which explains why they have difficulties sleeping.

Other benefits of Melatonin:

  • Insomnia in adults

  • Fatigue-related Jet Lag

  • Inhibits growth of some cancers

  • Childhood diseases associated with sleep disorders like epilepsy, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.

Always, consult with your physician before taking any dietary supplement.

Remember, to improve your sleep; you can start enhancing your diet by cutting down your refined carbohydrates, adding fruits and vegetables, and talking to your physician about the possible use of melatonin.

In Health and Faith,

David Rivas

P.S.-Are you are interested in reading more about sleeping issues, particularly related to autism? My book Resilient Brain has a whole chapter about different ways to optimize sleep in children or adults on the spectrum. It can make a huge difference in your life!

Here is the link connected to Amazon:

Disclaimer: This information is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat any disease.


Gringras, P., Nir, T., Breddy, J., Frydman-Marom, A., & Findling, R. L. (2017). Efficacy and safety of pediatric prolonged-release melatonin for insomnia in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(11), 948-957.

Moradkhani, F., Moloudizargari, M., Fallah, M., Asghari, N., Heidari Khoei, H., & Asghari, M. H. (2020). Immunoregulatory role of melatonin in cancer. Journal of Cellular Physiology, 235(2), 745-757.

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