Posts Tagged ‘melatonin’

Jet Lag and Light

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Anyone who has suffered from trying to drag themselves through a normal workday after a long international trip, knows the discomfort caused by crossing time-zones. And yet it appears there is a simple remedy available.

 

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Why is Melatonin so important?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The New York Times recently published an article entitled “In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light” that looks at what impact light has on us.

 

The article discusses what our eyes do for us – not only do they allow us to see but they also house sensors that detect the rise and fall of daylight. The body uses this information to regulate an estimated 10% of our genes.

 

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