How "The Hormone Of Darkness" Can Help You Fight COVID-19 and Other Diseases

2020-05-28 03:34:49

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The Battle For Your Gut. Who Will Win?

Did you know...?

At least 70% of your immune system function depends on how well your good bacteria environment is off in your gut? (I'll tell you why in a bit).

And did you also know that...

You have about 9X more bacteria than cells in your entire body?

When people think of bacteria, they think of some kind of miniature (small) living creature that causes harm to other living things.

But as you'll see in a second, some bacteria are probably the most powerful ally you can have for your health.

And some bacteria can also be some of your worst enemies.

Since the day you were born, there's been a war between "good" and "bad" bacteria in your gut.

It's an ongoing war throughout your life that will never end.

Whoever is winning will determine a major part of your health.

If the good bacteria dominate, your health will dramatically improve.

If the bad bacteria take over though... your health will dip very low... inviting disease and other stuff you don't want.

About 100 trillion or more bacteria living in your gut right now.

Bacteria can even be found in the lungs, where they further help immunity and combat respiratory illnesses.

Depending on how well you take care of yourself (more on that later), these bacteria can either mostly consist of good beneficial bacteria or bad harmful bacteria.

Note: Bad bacteria are always trying to take over you. Good bacteria are the ones who prevent that from happening.

The important question is, who's winning the battle over your body right now?

Do you know?

You must know because your entire health literally depends on this.

Don't worry though because I'm gonna tell you how to make sure the good bacteria AKA the good guys win.

How Bacteria Affect Your Gut

Your gut plays a MAJOR role in your entire health.

That's because your gut is literally connected to everything else in your body.

Your gut is also a major home and battleground for good bacteria and bad bacteria.

The amount of good vs bad bacteria in your gut will determine a major part of how healthy your gut is.

And a healthy gut is literally the foundation of a healthy body.

I need you to understand this very carefully so let me say it again in other words: If your gut is screwed, then so is the rest of the body.

People, in general, don't really think about their gut and the battle between good bacteria vs the bad when it comes to their health.

Part of it has to do with education.

You don't have to worry about that part because I'm about to show you how the good bacteria in your gut has a major impact on your health.

When some people think of their gut (or the digestive system), all they think it does is digest food, absorb nutrients, and then dump it all out.

As long as they're going to the restroom, it's all fine. Right?

Not necessarily.

The health of your gut is linked to the health of your immune system, your brain, your heart, your kidneys, your liver, your nervous system, respiratory system, lymph system, and on and on....

You see...

Before you have a liver problem.

Before you have kidney problems.

Before you have a brain problem.

Before you have cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's...

Before you have any of that stuff and anything else alike, you probably have a gut problem.

Let me show you why and how.

The Two Major Jobs Of Your Gut

Your gut so many important things it does for the body.

Some of the major ones include digesting food, absorbing nutrients, helping you fight outside invaders (like bad bacteria and viruses), and eliminating toxins and waste.

Good bacteria helps the digestive system perform these function well and smoothly.

But if the number of good bacteria starts to dwindle in your gut and bad bacteria take over, your gut will perform these functions poorly.

And that's when major problems start to set in.

Stuff like constipation, self-toxicity, auto-immune disorders, poor nutrient absoption, and so on...

If these problems persist long enough, other problems are gonna start cropping up in other places in the body.

You can link almost any major disease like diabetes or cancer to your gut health.

There is a saying that goes "death begins in the colon".

It's true.

Our gut is usually the first thing we mess up before everything else messes up.

Every day, with our lifestyles and diet, we are destroying the health of our gut.

If your gut suffers, as a consequence the rest of the body suffers.

Here is a good example of how your gut can affect the rest of your body, and how good bacteria can help you.

You see, your gut serves as a major drain pipe to get rid of toxins in the body.

Toxins are cancerous substances that can destroy your organs and cause chronic inflammation.

Toxins can come from outside stuff like processed food, pollution, and/or even medications. And Toxins can also come from your body from natural processes like cell death residue.

If in any way your gut can't get rid of toxins, they will stay in your body longer.

This puts a major load on your body.

This is what's refered to as self-toxicity.

Self-toxicity is perhaps one of the leading causes of disease and yet people don't realize this.

When bad bacteria take over your gut, not only will they produce their own toxins, but they will also slow down the draining process of your gut (constipation).

The slowing down of digestion does not allow for toxins to leave the body.

When this happens, toxins will get reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.

Putting further load onto your immune system, lymph system, liver, kidneys, and any other systems will have to deal with them.

Imagine your body having to deal with this constantly throughout a period of time?

You'll be surprised how often this is happening in modern/westernized societies now in days.

If you want to check out the symptoms and problems of having too much bad bacteria in the gut, check out these two links:

No wonder people are getting sick today more often than ever.

When one gut problem happens, usually other gut problems arise.

If your gut isn't digesting properly, you're probably also not absorbing nutrients well.

Imagine now how that will affect your body?

I'm not trying to scare you... Well, actually, I'm am.

But I just want to make sure you are aware.

Good bacteria don't just help your gut work smoothly to get rid of toxins. They also help destroy toxins themselves.

They even help fight off outside invaders that can cause harm to the body.

They even help ease off food intolerant symptoms like food allergies and diarrhea.

So I urge you to keep on reading and learn how to create a good environment for good bacteria to thrive in your gut.

And how to properly supplement on good bacteria to make sure your gut is working optimally to keep you healthy.

"Guess who's qualified to teach you about the subject of darkness?"

( This post is still being under construction. For now, I tried putting all the important things you should know here. As time passes by, I will update this post so you get a better picture of everything about this topic. So make sure you come back to read in the future. Thank you! )

In this post you will read(you can click on a section to jump to it):

How The Light Of Day And The Dark Of Night Help You Prevent Disease

"Oooh how I just love the darkness!"

It's amazing how your body works with nature.

(Your body does not just work with nature. It's a product from nature. That means nature made your body.)

During the daytime, your body uses sunlight to produce an important hormone essential to health called vitamin D.

During the night time, when the world goes dark, your body produces yet another hormone called melatonin which does pretty amazing stuff for your body.

(Isn't it interesting how your body is fine-tuned to nature?)

How amazing is melatonin for your body? Well, let's find out...

Some of you might know what melatonin is already.

Usually, when people think of melatonin, they think of a nutrient that helps you go to sleep.

And it does help you go to sleep.

But melatonin is much more than that though...

Do you know how they say you should get some good old rest or enough sleep to heal from sickness?

Well, part of the reason you heal during sleep is that powerful hormones like melatonin start working during the night and while you sleep to help your immune system out.

(By the way... Do you get enough sleep/rest?)

Melatonin at first was thought to be produced only in the brain (pineal gland to be exact). Now, studies show that melatonin is also produced in a lot of places around the body.

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Melatonin can be produced in the bone marrow, kidneys, immune cells, skin cells, and even the gut lining cells.

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More importantly, though, a lot of organs and cells around your body have melatonin receptors (meaning they can use melatonin).

Every cell and tissue in the body from skin (epithelia tissue) to neurons to smooth muscle have receptors to melatonin.

In humans, melatonin receptors were found in several organs such as the brain and retina, cardiovascular system, liver and gallbladder, intestine, kidney, immune cells, adipocytes, prostate and breast epithelial cells, ovary/granulosa cells, myometrium, and the skin in general.

So as you can see, melatonin is one of those nutrients like vitamin D that literally benefits the entire body.

By the way, melatonin is also found to be produced in plants, animals, and even micro-organisms like bacteria.

(Except for owls, they seem to not produce any melatonin and can survive without it).

"Man, who needs sleep anyway? Sleep is for the weak!"

Imagine how important this nutrient must be that so many living things use it for their benefit?

This is what you call "an ancient nutrient".

An ancient nutrient meaning that nature has put the ability in almost all living things to produce this nutrient because it's essential to life.

In other words, Melatonin, just like vitamin D, is essential to life.

In the next sections I'm gonna show you how melatonin can help you fight cancer, COVID-19, slow down aging, and much more.

By the way, a lot of us are not getting as much melatonin as we should be getting. (I'll explain why in the last section).

This is not good because like I said, melatonin is crucial.

In the last section, I want to talk about how you can maximize your melatonin production.

And I will show you how much melatonin you should supplement (depending on your age) if that's the route you want to go (a smart route to say).

So what do you say?

Let's do this!

Melatonin: MUCH MORE THAN SLEEP AID

"Uhh... This melatonin stuff seems to be pretty important. How can I get some without having to go to sleep?"

(This section is still under heavy construction. Meaning, it's not close to finish yet.)

Before I continue this section, check out this more comprehensive post on how melatonin benefits you. In this section, I'm just gonna talk about the main benefits.

Melatonin Protects Your Cells and Genes Against Toxic Murderers

One of the things melatonin has going on for it is that it's an extremely potent anti-oxidant.

Nature knows your body is gonna be haunted by things called free radicals (can also be known as toxins).

Free radicals are to put it simply "cell destroyers".

Free-radicals go around messing with all kinds of cells in your body and eventually destroying them.

When your body is consistently being destroyed by free radicals without anything putting a stop to it, it's referred to as oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is what leads to faster aging, Alzheimer's, cancer, inflammation, and so on.

This is why you have to make sure you keep your melatonin and other anti-oxidant levels high. To make sure you reduce the number of free radicals that can destroy your body.

What causes free radicals?

Free radicals can be caused by so many things.

A lot of the stuff we cause to ourselves.

Free radicals are caused by stuff like pollution in the air or water, processed foods, chemicals absorbed through your skin, smoking and alcohol, pesticides, radiation and anythign alike.

Free radicals are also naturally caused by internal stuff that goes inside the body.

It will be good if we only had to deal with free radicals caused naturally by our internal processes.

Unfortunately, we live in a world full of toxins.

Free radicals is just something all of us can't avoid.

So we have to make sure we are producing enough powerful anti-oxidants like melatonin that help fight against free radical damage.

(In a future post I will be writing more about free radicals, oxidative stress, and antioxidants. So stay tuned to learn more about this topic).

Melatonin Waters Down The Flames Of Inflammation

When something is constantly harming you, like disease or injury, Inflammation happens.

Inflammation is basically when your immune system sends an army of white blood cells to surround and protect the area that's affected by the inflammation.

This creates swelling, redness, and discomfort/pain.

The idea is your body uses inflammation to try to protect and overcome whatever is causing the inflammation.

There are two types of inflammation.

Acute inflammation (happening immediately), or chronic (happening over a period of time).

Acute inflammation is like when you get a cut or break a leg. (I'm sure you can feel the inflammation or swelling).

Chronic inflammation is when a disease like arthritis, the flu, or coronavirus (COVID-19) attacks your bones/tissue.

Your body can be affected by inflammation from so many conditions by the way.

Infections, injuries, arthritis, allergies, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and on and on can all cause inflammation.

If inflammation is not stopped or controlled, it can cause even more harm.

During sleep, inflammation calms down because that's when powerful anti-inflammatory hormone melatonin gets to work.

Melatonin deals with inflammation in several ways depending on what is causing the inflammation.

For example, when it deals with the flu or a coronavirus, it helps regulate the immune system to make sure it doesn't attack your own body causing inflammation.

Melatonin also deals with inflammation by directly reducing tissue destruction during inflammatory.

Check out how melatonin can help turn off the flames that COVID-19 produces and help people significantly overcome disease.

How Melatonin Can Help Combat Diseases Like COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

"If you're scrolling down the page. Stop! You need to read this section!"

(Before I say anything: I am no doctor. I do not claim to have a cure for anything. You are responsible for any decision you make. Don't blame me for anything. Cool? Cool).

I have made a special subsection for how melatonin deals with COVID-19 and diseases alike.

Recent studies have come out saying melatonin can help fight COVID-19.

Some people would say this is true and some people would say this is bogus (not true).

Now it's obvious that melatonin is not the absolute 100% cure for COVID-19 (or else many people would rush to the stores to buy some).

The way I see it is the more you do to help your body, the more likely it will fight off diseases.

Melatonin is another way to help the body fight diseases. Especially diseases like coronavirus.

If you or a loved one has COVID-19, then I highly suggest you read about how melatonin can help you.

Here are a few studies you might want to check out before I say anything:

Note: the last two links lead to pretty complicated articles.

If you read the articles, you'll see melatonin seems to help fight COVID-19 because of it's anti-inflammatory and immune regulating properties.

Now if you read my previous post on vitamin D and CORONAVIRUS, you'll see I talked a little about how COVID-19 really kills most people.

(You'll also see how vitamin D can help you overcome COVID-19. You should check that post out too).

If you didn't read it or if you don't remember, here is a quick and simple recap.

How People Die Of COVID-19

"Please! Let's do our best to keep mortality rates low for god sake!"

Viruses are slick things that have their devious ways of trying to overcome your body's immune system.

In the case of the coronavirus, the virus disrupts your immune system communication to spread itself.

If communication is disrupted by the coronavirus, your immune system will go crazy, attacking your own body.

The details are not so important right now.

Just know that this causes inflammation throughout the infected area where the virus is located. (Most likely it will be the lungs).

Inflammation causes more inflammation to happen.

Eventually severely damaging the organs.

And if this continues... It will eventually lead to death.

When the immune system loses control of it's communication and starts attacking your own body, it is referred to as a cytokine storm.

A cytokine storm can affect the tissue of your organs like your lungs, heart, intestines, or kidneys.

What melatonin seems to do is control the production of communication messages your immune system uses to call reinforcements and promote inflammation that eventually lead to a cytokine storm.

(What melatonin messengers does melatonin take care of? You can search up keywords NLRP3 Inflammasome or Proinflammatory cytokines to find out more. You can also check out this article: COVID-19, PNEUMONIA & INFLAMMASOMES – THE MELATONIN CONNECTION. Warning! This article kinda hard to understand because it's very complicated. But if you're a nerd like me, go for it.)

If there is inflammation already going on, melatonin seems to dampen the flames (lower inflammation).

So melatonin does not really attack the virus directly but makes sure your immune system is working properly and reduces any damage the virus or your immune system does to your body (whether it's the lungs, heart, kidneys, or any other organ).

If your organs don't get excessive inflammation, or a cytokine storm does not happen, your immune system will pretty much kick coronavirus ass with no problem.

Another good thing to know about melatonin is that it's also a powerful antioxidant.

Meaning it takes care of stuff called oxidants or free radicals.

This is good because otherwise, it would have to be done by your immune system, giving it more burden to deal with.

The less burden your immune system has, the more it's able to fight diseases like the coronavirus.

Why Do Kids Not Show Coronavirus Symptoms, While The Elderly Show Severe Symptoms?

It is obvious that elderly people are more prone to dying from infection of COVID-19 because their immune systems have weakened over time.

A huge reason that is, is because elderly people have a lesser ability to produce important vitamins/hormones/nutrients like vitamin D and melatonin.

But there is one thing that does not make sense though: wWhy is it that young kids (under age of 10) who are still developing their immune systems not show any signs of severe COVID-19.

Kids under age of 10 are supposed to have a weaker immune system. But even young adults, with stronger immune systems, are being taken over the virus.

How come this is so?

If you look at the following graph, you'll see that kids under the age of 10 produce really high levels of melatonin.

Actually, up to 10 times more than the normal amount found in adults.

As you get older, melatonin production starts to go down in your body.

This is why supplementation is important as you get older. Especially during this coronavirus pandemic.

A graph showing melatonin levels over the day by age.

You'll also see that pregnant mothers infected by COVID-19 don't develop severe symptoms such as pneumonia that leads to death; nor were their babies infected by COVID-19.

How come this is so?

Again. Melatonin level in women that are pregnant are much higher than the general adult population.

Melatonin secretion in the third trimester of pregnancy is more than doubled compared to the first trimester.

Now I don't suggest you get pregnant to try to overcome coronavirus. You can supplement on melatonin to get the same protection.

Melatonin Is Only One Part Of The Equation

Now, just like everything else, it's true that low levels of melatonin is not the only reason older people and young adults get severely affected by COVID-19.

There are many variables that affect your health.

Melatonin is just one of the ways to help your body.

I believe that if you want to take every step to make sure you and anyone else overcome this virus and any other disease, then you should take every step possible to improve your health. Melatonin is another way to invest in good health.

Got Melatinon? Are You Sure?

"I might not need melatonin. But you do! Hahaha".

Back in the days when we were cavemen (or cavewomen), as soon as the sun went down we knew it was time to hit the sack (go to bed).

Mother nature literally said: "lights off!" (It wasn't up to your parents during those times kids).

Unless there was fire, we literally couldn't see anything, so we had to go to sleep.

Have you ever gone camping or away from the city lights and saw how dark it can get out there in nature? It can get freaking scary.

When the sun goes down, and darkness hits our bodies, we start producing melatonin.

Melatonin then starts traveling throughout the body and attaching itself to any cells that have receptors to it (a lot of them).

In the beginning, after the sun goes down, we produce a little melatonin which puts us into relaxation mode.

After a while, melatonin starts spiking up making you feel drowsy and sleepy.

Now the problem with us humans is that we tend to disrupt the natural processes that happen within our body.

(Nature: Oh humans, humans, humans...)

During the day some of us become vampires.

We get no sunshine on our bodies, and thus we become low or deficient in vitamin D.

And during the night we become owls (Ugh... including myself!).

We don't turn off the lights.

And since we don't turn off the light, we can't produce melatonin for us to want to go to sleep.

Darkness is the signal that your body uses to start producing melatonin.

"Huh! What if I don't get enough melatonin and that's the reason I can't go to sleep?!?!"

Naturally, we're not supposed to have any light around us.

(Unless there is a full moon. During a full moon, studies have shown that melatonin production decreases in general).

Today though, we have lights everywhere.

Street lights that peek through the window can disrupt melatonin production.

If you look at your phone before going to sleep, that disrupts melatonin production.

(Note: I don't know if that night mode feature on phone/tablets/computers works, but turn it on before looking at your device during the night!).

Night lamps disrupt melatonin production.

As you can see, many of us have probably violated nature's law (that's including me).

Sooo... What must we do?

Yeah, I know it's not gonna be that simple.

We have to block out light coming from the outside of our windows. (You might need to use some form of thick covers).

We have to make sure all devices are put away, are put face down, or put under the pillow before going to sleep.

Night lights, standing lamps, and any other forms of light have to be turned off.

As long as there is no light, just complete darkness, then it should be alright.

But again....

This is impossible for night owls like me.

"Hey! You're no night owl! You're just a human who doesn't like to go to sleep at night!"

Even before I go to sleep I have to look at my phone. (Palmface).

So what can we do?

One thing you can do if you have the discipline is make a sleep schedule.

(Note: The National Sleep Foundation suggests it's best to fall asleep sometime between 8 p.m. and midnight).

A sleep schedule where you're gonna turn off and block out all lights before going to sleep.

That means no pulling out phones or turning on anything that emits lights.

Make your room is as dark as possible before going to sleep.

In the beginning it's gonna be hard to block out all lights and just go to sleep.

If you make this a habit though, you'll see that you'll immediately fall asleep as soon as you enter your darkroom (like 5-15 mins later).

That's unless you have something going on that leads to insomnia like too much stress/worry.

If this is not you, then the next section will be your solution.

"Btw... Is this another reason you stay up all night?"

Supplementing On Melatonin

I highly recommend to first try to get as much melatonin the natural way as I talked about in the previous section.

Now, if you want to supplement, then I recommend starting out in small quantities (around 3mg).

If you're suffering from a sleep disorder or need a little more melatonin to fight a disease that causes inflammation (like COVID-19), then I recommend taking 6mg or more.

If you're older (50+), I recommend you increase your melatonin supplementation 6-10mg.

That's because older people produce less melatonin over time.

Make sure you supplement on melatonin 1-2 hours before you go to sleep.

(IF you are taking ACE inhibitors, have cardiac conditions, hypertension, you need to consult your physician before taking high doses of melatonin. Melatonin may lower blood pressure and cause hypotension at higher dosages)

How Meditation Can Increase Melatonin Production

Interestingly you're able to increase your melatonin levels through meditation.

And not just by a little, but by a lot.

It seems like them Buddhist or Hindu's (or anyone who meditates) knows how to control the mind and body in such a way, that they make it work for you.

But I don't believe you have to be a hardcore meditator to get the benefits of melatonin.

So if you like meditation, or would want to get into meditation sometime, it's good to know meditation can help you produce more melatonin if you do it before going to sleep. :).

Before I Turn Off The Lights, I Need To Remind You Of Something

"Awww... Sucks you gotta go. Hopefully I wasn't a bad influence and made you stay up all night..."

Hey, if you read up to this point, thank you.

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