I worked in health care for approximately 25 years. I learned SO much! But, I feel since I have been out of the field and have been doing research on my own, I have learned even that much more.
I have also learned there is a lot more to health than we are taught. I'm not going to get into the politics of this. I believe modern medicine has it's place and time. I also believe we have to be our own advocates and do our own research.
Most of my computer time is spent reading about health and how to improve it. What I have come to realize is, Magnesium. It's our roots to our living tree, the grease to our wheels. It is an essential component of the body.
According to ancient-minerals.com: "Magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, translating to thousands of biochemical reactions happening on a constant basis daily. Magnesium is crucial to nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation."
Whew! Pretty heady stuff and maybe a little overwhelming.
How do you know if you are deficient in magnesium?
According to studies, less than (let me say that again, LESS THAN) 30% of U.S. adults consume the recommended daily allowance of magnesium.
That means there is a good chance you are in the percentage that is not getting the recommended daily allowance.
Signs and Symptoms of Low Magnesium
Here is a list of a few signs and symptoms:
This is a SMALL list of how magnesium deficiency can effect you.
Food is one way to increase your magnesium level. You have to careful to buy organic food though! Non organic food is grown in mineral depleted soil meaning the food has less nutrients than it's counterparts.
Foods to increase magnesium:
Food like items that decrease magnesium:
We have experienced improvement in sleeping at night, night sweats from menopause, increased energy and several other symptoms.
Magnesium is our bodies wheel house. In order to keep our health up, we need to keep our magnesium up!
How do you increase your magnesium?