Category Archives: Nutrition

cardiovascular health and magnesium

Energy Boosting Foods

Complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes release glucose into your system more gradually than refined carbs (such as sugars and white grain products such as bread and rice) which leads to a steady supply of energy. As sweet potatoes are high in fiber they not only boost your energy, but can assist with weight loss too [...]

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Magnesium and Heart Failure Prevention

Magnesium and Your Health

As is the case with vitamin D, if you don’t have enough magnesium, your body simply cannot function optimally, and insufficient cellular magnesium levels set the stage for deterioration of metabolic function that can snowball into more serious health problems. For starters, magnesium is critical for the optimization of your mitochondria, which have enormous potential [...]

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Can Magnesium Make You Feel Worse?

Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – These days, more and more people are taking magnesium than ever before and getting tremendous benefits from it. However, a few people are wondering why it makes them feel worse. In about 1 out of 100 people there can be a shift in your symptoms that you don’t understand. Here’s [...]

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Signs of Vitamin Deficiency

Fatigue, exhaustion and/or weakness, muscle aches, tingling, numbness in the fingers and/or mental confusion may not be due to pulling a few all nighters or going overboard in the gym with free weights. These are all signs of vitamin/mineral deficiency. For example – iron is responsible for building red blood cells, which move oxygen around [...]

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Cashews and Magnesium

Healthy Nuts – Bonnie Brost, RD – St. Mary’s-Heart & Vascular Center in Duluth, Minn

The American Heart Association recommends four servings of nuts or seeds each week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture soon will issue new dietary guidelines that are similar. A serving is a small handful, or 1.5 ounces, or two tablespoons of a nut butter or spread. For good health, the majority of fats in our diets [...]

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Magnesium Deficiency and Diet

Can Your Diet Create Magnesium Deficiency?

Dr Libby Weaver, PhD – Nutritional Biochemist and best selling author of “Accidentally Overweight”. From a dietary perspective, too many fizzy drinks (or carbonated water), caffeine, excess salt and alcohol can all lead to a decrease in magnesium status. Heavy menstrual periods and excessive sweating too can lead to a magnesium deficiency, as can prolonged [...]

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Why Do We Need Magnesium?

Andrea Rosanoff, PhD – Nutritional Biologist and co-author of “The Magnesium Factor” explains that we all need magnesium in order to balance the calcium in our food and supplements(36-39). We also need it to change the proteins we eat into our own personal enzymes (2, 32, 34, 35) and our own protein structures (32) that [...]

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Eye Twitching and Magnsium

7 Foods You Should Avoid To Keep Skin Healthy

We asked the experts about the worst foods for our skin, and some of them may surprise you. Here are seven foods you should absolutely limit if you’re trying to keep your skin looking healthy. Diets high in processed ingredients (especially sugar) have been shown to contribute to crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine lines because [...]

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diet and lifestyle and magnesium

Food Cravings and Missing Nutrients

Cravings mainly indicate that our body is lacking a specific mineral or nutrient. As descendants from cave men – when the aim was to survive on one meal a day – we are craving food that is either high in fat or high in calories to provide us with enough energy. However, these days, we [...]

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Magnesium Exercise and Energy

Magnesium, Nutrition and Exercise

Many people who work out focus on burning fat; however, there are many other nutrients that are equally important in terms of your workout regimen. Eating the right foods while exercising is essential if you intend to get the full benefits of the workout and not waste the hour or two you spend in the [...]

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