7 Ways Melatonin Acts as a Breast Cancer Inhibitor

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Blog | Dec, 04 2012

7 Ways Melatonin Acts as a Breast Cancer Inhibitor

For those that seek natural relief from insomnia, Melatonin often comes to mind. Melatonin has been shown to be very effective in regulating sleep issues, but Melatonin also has many other applications.

Melatonin is secreted by a little gland deep in the brain, (the Pineal Gland), and in the gastro-intestinal system. Higher concentrations of Melatonin are secreted at night and when there is total darkness.

Unfortunately, the exposure of EMF’s from cell phones and other wireless and electronic devices tends to suppress the production of Melatonin from the Pineal Gland. How does the suppression of Melatonin production impact the body?

Since Melatonin is also classified as a cytotoxin, or a substance that has a toxic effect on certain cells, Melatonin acts a tumor suppressor.

Here are a few ways that Melatonin may prove to be a powerful ally for you in protecting your health:

  1. Melatonin puts Breast Cancer cells to sleep.

 David E. Blask, MD, PhD, a widely acclaimed expert in cancer biology demonstrated that night time melatonin blood levels directly suppressed human Breast Cancer cell growth.

He found that Melatonin put Breast Cancer cells to sleep and slowed Breast Cancer growth by 70%!

According to Dr. Blask, “Nighttime Melatonin is a relevant anticancer signal to human Breast Cancers. Ninety percent of human Breast Cancers have specific receptors for this signal.”

When Blask’s team exposed laboratory mice with human Breast Cancers cells to constant light, the breast tumor growth dramatically increased.

   2. Melatonin protects from Estrogen overdose

There is a new buzz word in the environment called “Xeno-estrogens”. Xeno-estrogens are chemicals that actually mimic estrogen in the body. Persistently high levels of estrogen have been associated with an increased risk of Breast Cancer.

Examples of Xeno-estrogens are insecticides, pesticides, food preservatives such as BHA, hormones injected into meats and dairy cows, plastics, parabens in skin care products, 4 MBC in sunscreens, and the list goes on…..

3. Melatonin counteracts the effect of estrogen on Breast Cancer cell growth

4. Melatonin has an anti-carcinogenic role in inhibiting cancer cell growth and in reducing oxidative stress.

5. For women who choose conventional medical therapies, Melatonin is a suitable treatment for reducing the side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation.

6. Melatonin causes cancer cells to die.  

7. Melatonin is a powerful anti-oxidant with immune enhancing properties. Melatonin also reduced the risk of death in cancer patients in a study conducted in Ontario Canada.

Since Melatonin production peaks in the darkness, make sure that your bedroom is completely light free.

Even a small light from a small dental appliance can disturb melatonin production. Also, clear out the electronic gadgets from your bedroom since EMF’s have a strong impact on reducing the effectiveness of Melatonin.

For women that are trying to be proactive with prevention or are on a Breast Cancer healing journey, you may want to consider getting your Melatonin levels checked. This simple test can determine how deficient you may be and what you can do to increase the production of this vital cytotoxic hormone.

Since Melatonin is such a powerful Breast Cancer inhibitor, make sure it is part of your protocol so that you can not only enjoy a restful sleep, but you can also have the peace of mind that Melatonin is hard at work for you.

 

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