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.
I'm Coyote Peterson,and this is an ocelot. Hi, buddy, ah, jeeze,bit me right in the face. (wild music) There's an old saying thatthings go bump in the night. And if you are outexploring the darkness of Costa Rica's most diverseregion, the Osa Peninsula, those things that go bump also stalk stealthily in the shadows.
Just before they charge,pounce and attack. Woah, that's a wild ocelot. It's just right here at my feet. Look at that, how cool is thaté Fortunately for me, in the encounter youare about to witness, I was about to become a playmate and not an item on therainforest nightly menu.
Okay, so let me tell youwhat we have going on here, this is really unique. Now, we're outnight night herping, looking for reptilesand amphibians, walking down thetrail, I literally stop and I'm shining my lighton this giant wolf spider. Biggest wolf spiderI've ever seen. And out of the darkness,I hear (pitter patter)
and boom, an ocelot justzooms right past me. Now lemme see if Ican get her back. She likes my snake stick. (clacking) Wait for this. There she is. See that, she's gonnacome right up here. Ah, ah, she's attacking my arm.
Where are youé Come here. There she is. Look what I've got in my hands, look at that ocelot. Hey, buddy. Wow, and she is a lotheavier than you would think. Okay, can you stayhere for the sceneé
We can play withthe snake stick. She's gonna be all over theplace while we're filming. This is a wild cat, howevershe is used to humans. She hangs out on this trail, we were told if youwalk this trail at night there's a good chanceyou will come across her. Let's see, what else do I maybehave for you to play withé Let's see what we'vegot in my pack.
President Obama on Death of Osama bin Laden
The President:Good evening. Tonight, I can report to theAmerican people and to the world that the United States hasconducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden,the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who'sresponsible for the murder of thousands of innocentmen, women, and children. It was nearly 10 years ago thata bright September day was darkened by the worst attack onthe American people in our history.
The images of 911 are searedinto our national memory hijacked planes cutting througha cloudless September sky; the Twin Towerscollapsing to the ground; black smoke billowingup from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 inShanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroiccitizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction. And yet we know that the worstimages are those that were
unseen to the world. The empty seat atthe dinner table. Children who were forced to grow upwithout their mother or their father. Parents who would never know thefeeling of their child's embrace. Nearly 3,000 citizenstaken from us, leaving a gapinghole in our hearts. On September 11, 2001,in our time of grief, the American peoplecame together.
We offered our neighbors a hand,and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed ourties to each other, and our love ofcommunity and country. On that day, no matterwhere we came from, what God we prayed to, or whatrace or ethnicity we were, we were united asone American family. We were also united in ourresolve to protect our nation and to bring those who committedthis vicious attack to justice.
We quickly learned that the911 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda an organizationheaded by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared waron the United States and was committed to killing innocents inour country and around the globe. And so we went to war against alQaeda to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies. Over the last 10 years, thanksto the tireless and heroic work of our military and ourcounterterrorism professionals,
we've made greatstrides in that effort. We've disrupted terroristattacks and strengthened our homeland defense. In Afghanistan, we removedthe Taliban government, which had given bin Laden andal Qaeda safe haven and support. And around the globe, we workedwith our friends and allies to capture or kill scoresof al Qaeda terrorists, including several who werea part of the 911 plot.