Magnesium A Natural Way To Treat Constipation Insomnia and Muscle Tension
Magnesium is essential to life, period. Itjust is. It's one of the most prevalent minerals in the body. It's involved in over300 metabolic pathways in the body. You're never going to get adequate magnesium in amultivitamin. Magnesium is found in dark, leafy greens. Almonds are a really good sourceof magnesium. I have my patients supplement with magnesium because so many of the issuesthat I see are magnesiumrelated. Magnesium deficiency can cause leg cramps and migraines.Insomnia from a lack of magnesium is a really common problem. Muscle tension can be causedby lack of magnesium and lots of my patients have muscle tension. They're just workingtoo hard. Magnesium will help with all of
those things. So I really like Natural Calmbrand. This is available everywhere such as Whole Foods and other health food stores.Natural Calm magnesium is so easy because the one thing about magnesium is it's kindof a large molecule, so sometimes to get a good dose of pills, you kind of have to takelike, three or four pills and nobody likes takingâ€¦ I mean, some people are just pillpeople, and that's totally fine, but most of my patients are like, â€œNo more pills.â€�It's like, they totally are just, â€œNo more pills.â€� With Natural Calm magnesiumI have my patients do about a teaspoon in water before bed, and they just kind of worktheir way up in dosage. There are different
flavors. I think the raspberry lemonade tastesbetter. It kind of makes a little fizzy drink, but you could make it as a tea as well. Thisis just magnesium citrate. Some people are a little bit sensitive to magnesium if theytend towards diarrhea; if their stools are looser, magnesium can really accelerate that.On the flip side, if a person has had chronic constipation issues, this is typically theirMecca. And the other thing to say is that magnesium can drop blood pressure, so peoplewho are already really hypotensive, careful with taking too much at once. You really justwant to kind of break up your doses throughout the day, and you can add sea salt to the dietto kind of bring up the blood pressure if
the blood pressure's too low. But I thinkthat magnesium is really wonderful. The only other place to really caution with magnesiumis if people have kidney damage. It's actually really helpful for kidney stones, but if peoplehave kidney damage, like they're on dialysis, that is a place where they would need to checkwith their physician, but otherwise, I love magnesium across the board. You had a questionon magnesium. So her comment was that she had heard all of the beneficial health thingsabout magnesium, but she was also told that it really helps just keep the colon clean,and it does. I mean, if you dose up with magnesium the same way as if you dose up with vitaminC, you will really promote a looser stool.
The higher up you go, you will just see adirect effect, so it does help you clean out constantly. So in terms of a gentle detoxon a regular basis, magnesium will keep your bowels moving. Depending on your body typeI recommend taking 400 milligrams to 1,000 milligrams of magnesium per day. Start witha teaspoon of Natural Calm magnesium. Make sure you tolerate that, and then just workyour way up. So basically start with 150 milligrams and just kind of inch your way up and makesure you're tolerating the amount without diarrhea. Most of my patients take 600 milligramseasily in a sitting, but it's better to kind of start slow and work your way up.
4 Herbs to Help You Fall Asleep
Hi, This is K.C. from Mother Earth News andone of the questions that we often get years a recommendation for natural sleepaids and happily there are a number ofherbs that are very useful plants have been giving human beings agood night's sleep for millennia so there are lots of plant alternativesthat are much healthier and much better for you than that some otherpharmaceutical drugs that can have really weird side effects so
one of the very best and one of theones that people know the best is Chamomile or Chamomile and it's adelicious lovely smelling flower that you can make tea out of and it's avery very mild sedative so it just kinda helps youunwind and relax with all of the herbal medicines the chemistry of the plant with your ownbody's chemistry is sorta different for all you know different people so you have toreally be patient and maybe if one
doesn't work as well for you another one will the one that is mypersonal favorite and that I use a lot is hops it is the one of the ingredients inbeer but just having a beer and thengoing to bed won't necessarily give you a really good night sleep youmight drowse and go to sleep but then you wake up laterbecause of the effects of the alcohol so what's really better is to makea tea
with maybe three or four of the driedflowers of the hops plant and it tastes a little bitter but that doesn't bother me I kinda likethe bitter taste you just put three dried flowers in a cup of boiling water and steep it until itstarts getting kinda bitter and then scoop the flowers out and just drink thetea and it really really will give you a nice deeprest another one is Valerian.
Valerian has been in use forever for a very mild sedative and a really good calming sleep and thenalso California Poppy which is in thesame a family as the opium poppy but it is not any kind of an addictive drug it just has mildsedative affect and it's not going to have anykind of a dependency associated with it
and again just make a cuppa tea and steep it and give yourself a goodnight's rest. So sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite and if theydo you can find out information about bed bugs to on Mother Earth News dot com.