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16. Here’s who SHOULD be taking melatonin, and why!

June 25, 2024 Dawn Lemanne, MD & Deborah Gordon, MD Season 2 Episode 16
16. Here’s who SHOULD be taking melatonin, and why!
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16. Here’s who SHOULD be taking melatonin, and why!
Jun 25, 2024 Season 2 Episode 16
Dawn Lemanne, MD & Deborah Gordon, MD

In this episode, we discuss melatonin's use as a sleep supplement, as well as  its other powerful actions, such as its use as a pain reliever, an anti-anxiety medication, an antidepressant, and as a modulator of immune activity in autoimmune conditions. 

We also delve into melatonin's use in cancer, in particular in glioblastoma, where we look at a study showing a survival benefit to a particular melatonin protocol when combined with radiation. Our conversation also examines research suggesting that melatonin can be useful in providing protection from radiation damage, such as that that occurs during CT scans, X-rays, PET scans, and other high energy imaging studies. 

Then we discuss the controversy regarding the use of melatonin, especially in young people, and its dangers when used in the wrong setting, all of which leads us to insight into its different use  in older folks compared to younger ones,

 

Dawn Lemanne, MD
Oregon Integrative Oncology
Leave no stone unturned.


Deborah Gordon, MD
Northwest Wellness and Memory Center
Building Healthy Brains

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In this episode, we discuss melatonin's use as a sleep supplement, as well as  its other powerful actions, such as its use as a pain reliever, an anti-anxiety medication, an antidepressant, and as a modulator of immune activity in autoimmune conditions. 

We also delve into melatonin's use in cancer, in particular in glioblastoma, where we look at a study showing a survival benefit to a particular melatonin protocol when combined with radiation. Our conversation also examines research suggesting that melatonin can be useful in providing protection from radiation damage, such as that that occurs during CT scans, X-rays, PET scans, and other high energy imaging studies. 

Then we discuss the controversy regarding the use of melatonin, especially in young people, and its dangers when used in the wrong setting, all of which leads us to insight into its different use  in older folks compared to younger ones,

 

Dawn Lemanne, MD
Oregon Integrative Oncology
Leave no stone unturned.


Deborah Gordon, MD
Northwest Wellness and Memory Center
Building Healthy Brains