Let’s Discuss the Marvelous Mushroom
There are many different types of mushrooms. I’m most interested in the potential health benefits of these fungi that people either love to love or love to hate.
If You Have Hypertension, You Need to Know About Magnesium Orotate
We recently discussed 11 types of magnesium supplements and the roles they play in maintaining our health - from relieving constipation to aiding in heart health. Of these 11 types of magnesium, there is one in particular that I would like to explore further: Magnesium Orotate. I became particularly interested in Magnesium Orotate because it is praised for its cardiovascular health benefits, including the ability to effectively treat hypertension (high blood pressure). In addition to this, Magnesium Orotate is said to be well absorbed by the body and not cause diarrhea.
11 Types of Magnesium You Should Know About
I grew up seeing ‘Milk of Magnesia,’ an antacid and laxative, in the medicine cabinet. And as a child, when I complained of indigestion or constipation, my mom would use this over-the-counter medicine to relieve these tummy troubles. And it worked!
Being Deficient in Magnesium May Make You Deficient in Vitamin D
It is my opinion that magnesium is a miracle mineral. It is one of the critical nutrients we need to stay healthy. It is an important cofactor for hundreds of processes and reactions in the body, including energy. It is also important in sugar breakdown and use, blood pressure regulation and muscle and nerve function, including the heart muscle.
Fight Hypertension the Smart Way!
High blood pressure, (hypertension), is a major public health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 75 million American adults (that’s 1 of 3 every adults) have high blood pressure.
We Have a Dream That One Day More Medical Doctors Will Consider Using Magnesium When Treating Depression
Martin Luther King is known for his tireless fight for civil rights. But what you may not know is that he suffered throughout much of his life from something many Americans currently have -- depression. In fact, it has been reported he had severe depression.
Reduce Your Risk for Dementia by Monitoring Your Magnesium Serum Levels
You’ve likely heard the phrase that too much of a good thing can be just as bad as not enough. And in the case of a recent study regarding serum magnesium levels, this may be evident.
What's Wrong with Drinking Diet Soda While Pregnant? (Only, Everything!)
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One in 3 children are obese. And obesity puts kids at risk for numerous health problems, like diabetes.
Stephen Furst Lost His Battle with Diabetes, Here’s How You May Win Your Battle
Recently, actor and filmmaker Stephen Furst, whose breakthrough role was playing Flounder in the classic 1978 frat film “Animal House,” died of complications from diabetes. He was just 63-years-old.
For Those of You Who Fear Broken Bones, Don’t Forget the Magnesium
Over the past few years, I’ve learned so much about minerals and how critical they are in order to live your healthiest and happiest life. Copper, chromium, phosphorus and molybdenum are examples of important minerals we need, but I think at times we get intimidated by their names and possible associations. Pennies, for example, used to be mainly made of copper, and today they are made of zinc, another necessary mineral!
Get rid of your headaches naturally
Anyone who has had headaches knows – headaches can really get in the way. They interrupt your work schedule and keep you sidelined from your favorite activities. They can cost you in lost time and productivity at work, plus there may be costs associated with treatment. Usually headaches can be controlled with pain medication and rest. However, painkillers can cause their own set of adverse effects.
Ensure you’re getting enough magnesium during pregnancy
When I was a medical student, “magging” was a popular activity in the obstetrics ward. “Magging” referred to injecting magnesium sulfate into the IVs of laboring women. Magnesium slows down contractions and reduces blood pressure in women suffering from pre-eclampsia, the old “toxemia of pregnancy,” also referred to as “pregnancy-induced hypertension.”
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