Category Archives: Brain & Nerve Health


Mood Enhancing Foods

Fox News – Tanya Zuckerbrot MS, RD – Save the blues for winter – there’s nothing sad about bright sunshine, longer days, and beach-friendly temperatures. But even in the summer, things don’t always go our way – the AC broke, the food truck ran out of your favorite taco filling and mosquitos love the scent [...]

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Magnesium and Back Pain

Natural Alternatives to Pain Medications

According to the National Safety Council, every day, 52 people die from opioid pain medications. Every year, 47,000 die from a drug overdose, mostly from prescription pain medications. Opioids are being overprescribed. And it is not children reaching in medicine cabinets who have made drug poisoning the #1 cause of unintentional death in the United [...]

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Dietary Supplements and Brain Health

Magnesium is an important mineral for maintaining good cognitive function, or for that matter, body function as a whole. According to Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., a medical advisory board member of the Nutritional Magnesium Association, “Magnesium alone is required in 700–800 different enzyme systems” and “ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production in the Krebs cycle depends on [...]

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Magnesium and Hip Fractures

Magnesium for Chronic Pain – Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Magnesium relieves nerve pain and helps muscles relax, a benefit to people suffering arthritis joint pain. Magnesium helps balance the brain chemical NMDA with few side effects, unlike other medications doing the same thing, making it an inexpensive and less toxic treatment for pain, said Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum on the Dr. Oz website. Some holistic [...]

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Summer Heat and Magnesium

Humidity saps energy and depletes electrolytes and vital minerals that can make you feel tired, headachy, and out of sorts. She offers these three tips to combat humidity: 1. Drink 1/2 your body weight — in pounds — in ounces of water. If you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces. 2. Add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of [...]

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Magnesium and Natural Cures

Home Remedies For Common Health Problems

ABC News – Cramps, stress headaches or yeast infections bothering you? Natural cures can be a great way to ease those day-to-day annoyances,” says Mao Shing Ni (known as Dr. Mao), PhD, a doctor of Chinese medicine and author of Secrets of Longevity Cookbook. “…the ingredients may already be in your home.” Find out more…

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Food May Trigger Migraines

Foods May Trigger Migraines

The Windsor Star – Common migraine food triggers include alcohol (especially red wine), MSG, foods like aged cheeses and soy sauce, which contain tyramine, aspartame, nitrates in cold cuts and sausages, caffeine and dairy products. Additionally, studies have shown migraine sufferers have low magnesium levels. Magnesium stores are compromised by estrogen, birth control pills and [...]

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brain power and magnesium

Magnesium May Boost Brain Power

Neuron (journal) – Mice given extra doses of a new magnesium compound had better working memory, long-term memory and greater learning ability. Before you go popping heavy doses of magnesium, however, know that much more testing is needed. Though rodent brains work similarly to ours, animal studies do not always predict what will happen in [...]

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magnesium and pain

Magnesium and Pain

Internet Journal of Anesthesiology – Role Of Magnesium Sulphate For Brachial Plexus Analgesia Aims of the study were to evaluate two different doses of magnesium sulphate as a sole analgesic for brachial plexus analgesia and to compare it with diclofenac sodium given intramuscularly. Conclusion: We conclude that, for the first time magnesium was used independently [...]

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migraine headaches and magnesium

Magnesium and Controlling Migraine Headaches – 7 Natural Cures for Migraines For most people who experience an occasional headache, a couple of aspirin will usually do the trick. Migraine sufferers don’t have it so easy. Not only do many migraine meds have side effects that range from nausea and stomach ulcers to an increased risk of stroke and even [...]

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