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  1. Astaxanthin Benefits: Antioxidant for Healthy Skin and More

    Astaxanthin Benefits: Antioxidant for Healthy Skin and More

    If you keep up with the latest news in natural health and health-promoting ingredients, you have probably heard of astaxanthin. This carotenoid has been called a "super-antioxidant" for its protective role against a number of different health concerns.  New studies suggest that it may be a powerful supplement for healthy aging as well. What Is Astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is a member of...
  2. Chronotherapy Offers New Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Chronotherapy Offers New Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating autoimmune disease that can lead to joint pain and a host of other health issues. As with many autoimmune diseases, patients often have to try many therapies before finding one that works. Unfortunately, some never get total relief of debilitating symptoms. However, a new paper on chronotherapy and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that carefully timing medications...
  3. Chronobiology of the Skin: The 24-Hour Cycle of Your Largest Organ

    Chronobiology of the Skin: The 24-Hour Cycle of Your Largest Organ

    All life on earth and each organ in our body follow circadian rhythms that revolve around the 24-hour light/dark cycle. Scientists are discovering more and more about the unique circadian rhythm of the skin. You are probably not aware that your skin follows its own circadian rhythm, but this cycle determines every action of your skin cells from the growth of...
  4. Circadian Rhythm Disorders: Health Consequences and Treatments

    Circadian Rhythm Disorders: Health Consequences and Treatments

    What is life like when you cannot sleep well? People with circadian rhythm disorders know all too well. These types of sleep disorders can affect every aspect of a person's life and even have a crucial effect on the risk for serious diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Circadian Rhythm Disorders: More Than Insomnia While nearly everyone will suffer from...
  5. Night Shift Work Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

    Night Shift Work Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

    Night shift work can make you very tired and interfere with your sleep cycles. Alarmingly, a growing body of research suggests that it can also contribute to heart disease. Anyone who has ever performed night shift work knows that it can have immense effects on your schedule as well as your general feelings of well-being. When you work the night...
  6. When to Drink Coffee for the Greatest Benefits

    When to Drink Coffee for the Greatest Benefits

    Knowing when to drink coffee can have a huge effect on your circadian rhythm and other aspects of health. Surprisingly, early morning isn't the best time. People all over the world start their day with a cup of coffee or tea. Not only is this a social and cultural habit, but many feel that a caffeinated beverage helps them to...
  7. Ten Foods That Help You Sleep

    Ten Foods That Help You Sleep

    Having trouble falling or staying asleep? The answer could lie in your kitchen. Foods that help you sleep contain sleep-promoting nutrients that can induce a natural, restful nights' sleep. If a survey were to be done asking individuals what they would like to do more of in a typical day, sleep would likely be one of the top answers. For...
  8. Can Your Circadian Rhythm Determine the Best Time to Work Out?

    Can Your Circadian Rhythm Determine the Best Time to Work Out?

    Just being committed to a work out regime is satisfying. However, many still question whether circadian rhythms can influence results when deciding the best time to work out. Whether working out to increase strength and endurance, or to improve our overall quality of health, many of us want to get the most out of our efforts and question when the...
  9. Recent Discoveries Reveal New Connections Between Melatonin and Cancer

    Recent Discoveries Reveal New Connections Between Melatonin and Cancer

    Scientists have long been aware of the link between melatonin and a healthy sleep-wake cycle. New evidence reveals previously unknown connections between melatonin and cancer. Many people use melatonin as a supplement to get better quality sleep and to treat circadian disorders such as jet lag. Several new studies suggest that melatonin also may have an impact in relation to cancer...
  10. Melatonin: The Master Circadian Rhythm Regulator

    Melatonin: The Master Circadian Rhythm Regulator

    Melatonin plays an important role in regulating the circadian rhythm.  In addition, this hormone is showing promise as a treatment for a variety of health problems. Many people have heard of melatonin. It has become a popular supplement in recent years because of its important role in regulating the circadian rhythm. When people suffer from a melatonin deficiency, they may...

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