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Magnesium - Anxiety and Stress

Magnesium Relieves Anxiety & Stress

Excerpted from an article by Deane Alban – Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral that is so good for anxiety and stress that it’s been called “nature’s Valium” and “the original chill pill.” Magnesium is necessary in over 600 metabolic functions, yet it is the second most common nutritional deficiency in developed countries. (1, 2) [...]

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Magnesium and Preterm Birth

Magnesium & Preterm Birth: Significant Risk Reduction of Cerebral Palsy & Death

The neuroprotective effect of magnesium given to pregnant women has been proven since 1995 in many studies and has been re-confirmed by two recent studies which are reviewed here: Since there is no treatment for Cerebral Palsy (CP), preventing cerebral palsy would be “very desirable indeed,” asserts neurologist Karin B. Nelson of the National Institutes [...]

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Alcohol and its Effect on Fitness

5 Ways Alcohol Affects Your General Health & Fitness Goals

Proper hydration is key for regulating your body’s temperature. When alcohol is present in your system, there’s a likely chance of overheating and causing an increase in heart rate. As training and workout performance can depend on your resting heart rate, this could set you back. Consequently, it could prevent you from reaching your fitness [...]

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Migraines IBS and Anxiety - Magnesium

Migraines, IBS, and Anxiety

Migraines and Tension Headaches When it comes to multitasking, magnesium is an all-star. “Most of the rumors you hear about magnesium are true,” says Svetlana Kogan, MD, a holistic and integrative physician, referring to the nutrient’s reputation for curing everything from insomnia to stress. But there are three symptoms in particular it really excels at [...]

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Sleepwalking and Magnesium

Help for Sleepwalking – Michael J. Breus, PhD, DABSM

The National Sleep Foundation estimates between 1 to 15 percent of the general population sleepwalks also called somnambulism, and a 2016 study put its prevalence right in the middle of that range, at just under 7 percent. Children are more likely to sleepwalk than adults: Between the ages of 4-12, it’s estimated that 15 percent [...]

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Magnesium Link to Better Health

Magnesium – The Missing Link to Total Health – Radio Interview

Magnesium is an essential nutrient, indispensable to your health and well-being. By adding this mineral to your diet, you are guarding against — and helping to alleviate — such threats as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and asthma. But, despite magnesium’s numerous benefits, many Americans remain dangerously deficient. Listen as Dr. Carolyn Dean [...]

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Thyroid Health Snack Recipe

Thyroid Health Snack Recipe

The following mix is one of my favorites, both for its convenience and thyroid boosting abilities (and, of course, it’s delicious). Altogether, this recipe is jam-packed with thyroid health—and also helps to balance your other hormones. Let’s break down the six super-thyroid benefits in this recipe: Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a nutrient that [...]

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Restless Legs Syndrome and Magnesium

Magnesium, Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed which disrupts sleep. Sleep issues [...]

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Magnesium and Fertility

Magnesium and Fertility Benefits

Dr. Sherry Rogers, a diplomate in family practice, allergy- asthma- immunology, and environmental medicine and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, says that just as migraines are caused by spasms in the brain arteries, smooth muscle spasms in the fallopian tubes cause infertility. This may explain why so many infertile women get pregnant [...]

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New Year Resolutions

New Year’s Health Boosting Sleep Habits

Embrace the dark. Exposure to light at night can reset the body’s clock and delay sleep. Make sure your bedroom is as dark as possible. If streetlight shines through your curtains, put up blackout shades or blinds. Block any bright LED displays in your room before you go to bed. Use dim nightlights in the hallway and bathroom [...]

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