Overcome Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium Deficiency can cause:

Leg cramps, Insomnia, Muscle pain, Anxiety, High blood pressure, Type II Diabetes, Fatigue, Migraines, Osteoporosis

Source: Dr Axe

 

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Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body, which is why magnesium deficiency can be such an issue.

According to Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D, an American neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the missing cure to many diseases.” Not only does magnesium help regulate calcium, potassium and sodium, but it’s essential for cellular health and a critical component of over 300 biochemical functions in the body.

Do You Have a Magnesium Deficiency?

 

*Take note: Only 1 percent of magnesium in your body is in your bloodstream, so often you can have a deficiency, and it would not even be discovered by a common blood test

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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms
Many people may be magnesium deficient and not even know it. Here are some key symptoms to look out for that could indicate if you are deficient:

*Leg Cramps

Seventy percent of adults and 7 percent of children experience leg cramps on a regular basis. Turns out, leg cramps can more than a nuisance — they can also be downright excruciating! Because of magnesium’s role in neuromuscular signals and muscle contraction, researchers have observed that magnesium deficiency is often to blame.
More and more health care professionals are prescribing magnesium supplements to help their patients. Restless leg syndrome is another warning sign of a magnesium deficiency. To overcome both leg cramps and restless leg syndrome, you will want to increase your intake of both magnesium and potassium.

*Insomnia

Magnesium deficiency is often a precursor to sleep disorders, such as anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness. It’s been suggested that this is because magnesium is vital for GABA function, an inhibitory neurotransmitter known to “calm” the brain and promote relaxation. (3)
Taking around 400 milligrams of magnesium before bed or with dinner is the best time of day to take the supplement. Also, adding in magnesium-rich foods during dinner — like nutrition-packed spinach — may help.

 

 

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*Muscle Pain/Fibromyalgia

A study published in Magnesium Research examined the role magnesium plays in fibromyalgia symptoms, and it uncovered that increasing magnesium consumption reduced pain and tenderness and also improved immune blood markers. (4)
Oftentimes linked to autoimmune disorders, this research should encourage fibromyalgia patients because it highlights the systemic effects that magnesium supplements have on the body.

*Anxiety

As magnesium deficiency can affect the central nervous system, more specifically the GABA cycle in the body, its side effects can include irritability and nervousness. As the deficiency worsens, it causes high levels of anxiety and, in severe cases, depression and hallucinations.
In fact, magnesium has been shown to help calm the body, the muscles and help improve mood. It’s a vital mineral for overall mood. One of the things I’ve recommended to patients over time with anxiety is taking magnesium on a daily basis, and they’ve seen great results.
Magnesium is needed for every cell function from the gut to the brain, so it’s no wonder that it affects so many systems.

*High Blood Pressure

Magnesium works partnered with calcium to support proper blood pressure and protect the heart. So when you are magnesium-deficient, often you are also low in calcium and tend toward hypertension or high blood pressure.
A study with 241,378 participants published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition uncovered that a diet high in magnesium foods could reduce the risk of a stroke by 8 percent. This is profound considering that hypertension causes 50 percent of ischemic strokes in the world.

*Type II Diabetes

One of the four main causes of magnesium deficiency is type II diabetes, but it’s also a common symptom. U.K. researchers, for example, uncovered that of the 1,452 adults they examined, low magnesium levels were 10 times more common with new diabetics and 8.6 times more common with known diabetics.
As expected from this data, diets rich in magnesium has been shown to significantly lower the risk of type 2 diabetes because of magnesium’s role in sugar metabolism. Another study discovered that the simple addition of magnesium supplementation (100 milligrams/day) lowered the risk of diabetes by 15 percent!

*Fatigue

Low energy, weakness and fatigue are common symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Most chronic fatigue syndrome patients are also magnesium-deficient. The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that 300–1,000 milligrams of magnesium per day can help, but you do also want to be careful, as too much magnesium can also cause diarrhea. (9)
If you experience this side effect, you can simply reduce your dosage a little until the side effect subsides.

*Migraine Headaches

Magnesium deficiency has been linked to migraine headaches due to its importance in balancing neurotransmitters in the body. Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have shown that 360–600 milligrams of magnesium daily can reduce the frequency of migraine headaches by up to 42 percent.

*Osteoporosis

The National Institute of Health reports that, “The average person’s body contains about 25 grams of magnesium, and about half of that is in the bones.” This is important to realize, especially for the elderly, who are at risk of bone weakening.
Thankfully, there’s hope! A study published in Biology Trace Element Research uncovered that supplementing with magnesium slowed the development of osteoporosis “significantly” after just 30 days. In addition to taking magnesium supplement, you will also want to consider getting more vitamin D3 and K2 to naturally build bone density.

Help at hand:

Magnesium Chloride Oil — this form of magnesium is in oil form. It can pass through the skin and into the body. For those who struggle with digestive issues like malabsorption, this is the best form of magnesium to take.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MSM – what is this marvellous supplement?

 

What is MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)?

Bio-Sil’s MSM is the purest available.  It is GRAS-designated, developed through a unique process which ensures optimal 99.9% purity.  It is Kosher and Halal certified, vegan, non-shellfish-derived, gluten-free, non-GMO and allergen-free.

Where MSM may assist:

  • Anti-ageing – helps hold on to a youthful appearance, since it seems to help prevent wrinkles, scar formation, dark spots and sun damage. How’s this possible? MSM is necessary for collagen production, and collagen is what helps keep skin from becoming saggy, wrinkled, cracked and dry
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatism & joint pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bursitis, tendonitis, musculoskeletal pain
  • Digestive problems such as leaky gut syndrome
  • Skin problems e.g. rosacea, allergies, wounds
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Restores hair growth
  • Help the body adapt to stress
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Yeast infections

 

 

 

 

Never leave home without ginger

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Six reasons to never leave home without ginger

The amazing abilities of the ginger plant to promote vibrant health and prevent disease cannot be overstated, especially because of how easy it is to consume both ginger root and leaves on a daily basis in the form of capsules, tea, extract, soft chews, and even slices or pieces added to various foods. Here are six specific reasons why you should make ginger a part of your everyday health regimen:

1. Ginger helps treat colds, respiratory ailments. As highlighted in a 1993 study published in the journalEconomic Botany, ginger is a powerful expectorant, which means it triggers the body to produce more hydration secretions for the purpose of lubricating the respiratory tract. Ginger helps thin bronchial mucus in order to clear up clogged airways, which in turn improves breathing and lung capacity. (http://www.springerlink.com/content/j312643x38882260/)

When treating a cough or cold with ginger, you can experience almost immediate relief by either combining it with tamarind leaves and brewing it in hot water, crushing and mixing it fresh with honey, or boiling it along with fenugreek seeds and mixing it with ginger rhizome juice. Dr. Deepak Acharya lists three proven ginger recipes for instant cough and cold relief in a recent report he authored atGreenMedInfo.comhttp://www.greenmedinfo.com

2. Ginger helps treat stomach aches, indigestion, and nausea. Perhaps its most well-known medicinal proper, ginger’s ability to quell upset stomach, indigestion, and nausea rivals that of many antacids and antihistamines. Numerous studies and user experiences have shown that ginger is a powerful remedy for motion sickness, morning sickness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and indigestion. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/961.html)

Dissolving roughly one gram of ginger powder in boiling water or another hot beverage is a simple way to prevent or alleviate indigestion and stomach aches. Even eating a soft ginger chew candy or two prior to riding the bus, going sailing, or engaging in another type of activity that would otherwise induce nausea, is often enough to prevent nausea symptoms from ever forming. (http://www.naturalnews.com/034934_ginger_root_nausea_vomiting.html)

3. Ginger targets headaches, migraines. Many people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, for which few effective remedies exist outside of potentially dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. But ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties are believed to be the mechanism by which this powerful herb effectively fights chronic head pain, making it an absolute necessity when traveling, working, or engaging in other activities that may trigger a headache.

Keeping a box of ginger tea in your purse or car, or carrying around a small bottle or pouch of ginger pills, will ensure that you have quick access to ginger as an effective pain reliever. Dr. Acharya also recommends creating a ginger paste out of dried ginger powder and water, and applying it to the forehead for immediate relief. (http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures)

4) Ginger helps relieve joint, muscle pain. Like it does with headaches, ginger can also help to relieve joint and muscle pain due to its powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Taking a few grams of ginger root powder, extract, or capsules daily can help significantly reduce joint and muscle pain, as well as symptoms associated with arthritis, according to a 2001 study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1665874.stm)

Ginger root powder can also be ground up and mixed with Castor (Ricinus communis) root and applied topically to the skin covering painful joints, according to Dr. Acharya. (http://www.greenmedinfo.com)

5. Ginger helps clear out intestinal worms, parasites. If you suffer from chronic digestive pain or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), there is a chance the source of this discomfort is intestinal worms or parasites, which may also be stealing nutrients from the foods you eat. If this is the case, a great way to naturally rid yourself of these foreign invaders is to supplement with ginger.

A plethora of research confirms that ginger possesses unique anthelmintic effects, which means it is capable of destroying parasitic intestinal worms. It is believed that ginger’s array of powerful enzymes combined with its stimulatory capacity make it an effective treatment for parasites, whether taken as a supplement or as a tea. (http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=479834)

6. Ginger helps promote kidney health, dissolve urinary stones. Since it acts as a warming, circulatory stimulant, ginger can help cleanse the body of harmful toxins, including those that build up in the kidneys. Particularly in people with diabetes, ginger helps protect the kidneys against diabetic nephropathy, or deterioration of normal kidney function. (http://tribune.com.ng)

The mechanisms by which ginger stimulates proper kidney function are also linked to promoting healthy liver function and blood flow. In the former, ginger assists the body in converting cholesterol into bile acids. In the latter, ginger helps prevent blood platelets from sticking together, which can cause coagulation and eventually harmful blood clots if left unaddressed. (http://www.vrp.com)

Sources for this article include:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com

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Cross-section of a relatively young ginger root (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Artificial Sweetener Sickness

Artificial Sweetener Disease; a new breed of sickness

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by S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) Artificial Sweetener Disease (ASD) is sweeping across America, affecting tens of thousands of consumers, and Western medicine calls it anything but what it really is, so that doctors can prescribe expensive pharmaceuticals and set up “check up” appointments for the following weeks.

Call it recurring headaches, unbearable migraines, depression, anxiety, muscle pain, arthritis flare ups, buzzing or ringing in the ears, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, inflammation, even acid reflux, but don’t call it ASD, or the patient may stop consuming synthetic sweeteners, and then not schedule more doctor visits.

The symptoms of ASD can change overnight, depending on how much chemical sweetener you consume, and which ones. Some combinations are especially toxic. Consumers can go from a migraine headache to vomiting or from vision problems to an upset stomach. Many people experience central nervous system disorders, cramping, nervous twitches and abnormal reflexes. (http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/)

It all started when Ronald Reagan took office in 1980. He immediately fired the head of the FDA, under advisement from Donald Rumsfeld (CEO of Searle Pharmaceutical at the time), and hired Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., who auspiciously approved aspartame. It was the decade of the diet craze, and Rumsfeld and his constituents made a fortune off the artificial sweetener which had been banned for decades due to laboratory testing results proving it was carcinogenic. The same FDA tainted approval process gave way to sucralose in 1991, and then sorbitol in 2003. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robbie-gennet/donald-rumsfeld-and-the-s…)

Gulf War Syndrome mainly ASD

It is not a coincidence that a wave of fibromyalgia cases hit the American troops during the Gulf War. Studies revealed that drinking diet sodas in the 120 degree heat lead to serious health repercussions. It was cleverly chalked up under the umbrella term “Gulf War Syndrome,” but the same problems are occurring for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan now. (http://www.militaryspot.com/resources/gulf_war_syndrome/)

It is also no coincidence that 4 out of 5 fibromyalgia cases affect women, who are more likely to eat diet foods and consume diet drinks than men. Nearly all chewing gum and breath mints are loaded with artificial sweeteners. (http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/383-why-a-s…)

The popular saying that “there’s not enough artificial sweetener in any specific product to cause health concerns” is a lie, especially now that in 2011 there are synthetic sweeteners in over 25% of all food, drink, gum and candy available. This cumulative effect has created ASD, and thanks to little or no regulation of chemical agents in food, it’s not going away any time soon.

There is no prescription drug, and there never will be one, that cures the problems that artificial sweeteners create. In fact, over 70 percent of reported cases of fibromyalgia, chronic depression, IBS and acid reflux are caused by consuming chemical agents which have been approved by the FDA for consumption. (http://www.foodintol.com/food_intolerance/irritable_bowel_syndrome)

Cancer may be the distant, long term result of consuming chemicals, but ASD is the short term consequence, and it is very serious. If you look to prescription drugs to cure these “chronic ailments,” then you will experience even more side effects from the prescription medicines, and maybe worse ones than you already have.

The good news is the cure for Artificial Sweetener Disease is absolutely free and involves no doctor, no health insurance co-pays, and has zero side effects. Here is thesecret cure for ASD: throw away your sugar free gum and candy, and then trash all foods and drinks you have that are labeled “light” and “zero.” Read the labels on everything, so you can filter out all artificial sweeteners from your products, including aspartame, sucralose, sorbitol, acesulfame-k, aspartic acid, and saccharine.

As an alternative to poisoning yourself, try Xylitol or Stevia in order to cut calories, or simply eat more organic vegetables! If problems persist, take a list of everything you ate this week to your Naturopath or Nutritionist to analyze. Remember, if you’re getting sick from moldy bread, don’t look for a prescription drug to cure you, just stop eating moldy bread.

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