I just want to pop in and say that melatonin does have negative side effects and should not be taken long term. It should only be taken short term for periodic sleeping problems. It becomes ineffective when taken long term and you need more and more of it for the same effect. Additionally, it also cause negative problems with women’s breasts…my naturopath stated that he never prescribes melatonin because of these reasons.
A much better alternative is PS-100 (Phosphatidylserine) which has no negative side effects. Its a brain chemical that replenishes the inner neural membrane; it enhances brain activity, memory, and whole host of other things. I highly recommend it as an alternative. I recommend getting the integrative thereaputics or pure encapsulations brand.
As far as fruit fasting, it is something that I never heard of, but supposedly it works. I have no idea why strawberries would work for this; they typically contain high amounts of mold and go bad very quickly.
I used to live an alternative lifestyle when I was out of work. I would go to sleep 2-3am everyday and wake up 11-1pm for about 2 years. It definitely contributed to me becoming unhealthy and highly recommend a normal schedule if possible (10pm-6am). I’ve noticed that the more in tune you are with natural daily earth cycles (sun rising and falling), the better you feel.