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.
Beating Burkitts Lymphoma Christens Story The Nebraska Medical Center
I decided to go to the University of NebraskaLincolnand I was studying journalism in the journalism college in advertising and public relations.I also had a parttime job as a waitress. I was always tired all the time. I alwayswas calling in sick and I didn't really know why it was so hard for me. Right when I got off of work I would justgo home and sleep. I didn't understand why I wasn't like the other employees thereand why I couldn't keep up. I just was totally having flulike symptoms. I would get thechills and then get so hot. I was having digestive problems and I would wake up just drenchedin sweat. My clothes and my sheets would be
just soaked. That's when all the trips startedto the emergency room. I made four or five trips during the months of April and May andevery time they just told me you just have the flu. That's when I came home to Omahafor the summer. I went to the other and I was struggling downhill from there.After a couple of days they came in after a biopsy and told me it was cancerous butwe didn't have a diagnosis. Meanwhile, my stomach was blowing up like I was pregnantand my lungs were filling up with fluid. I had to have my lungs completely drained multipletimes which was totally painful. The day before we were bringing her in becauseshe was tired and the next day she was getting
a blood transfusion and we still have no ideawhat is wrong with her. At this point she was in the ICU and everyone was like, whatis going on, nobody is diagnosing her or getting to the bottom of it. It was just a big waitinggame. Then they put me on oxygen and monitoringmy heart because I was up to 150 beats per minute. It was a really scary time. I remember my mom came in and she was like,I talked to my friend and she knows someone at The Nebraska Medical Center. We need toget you over there right now. My mom just told me that The Nebraska Medical Center waswhere I needed to be. Everyone was telling
her, if its cancer and something wrong youneed to move her over to the med center. She had to go directly to ICU at med centerand within an hour you finally felt like she was going to get a diagnosis for sure. Thisgreat , who is head of OBGYN and ICU at the med center, came in and assessed withall the interns around her bed. Every single thing that had transpired in the month beforefrom her night sweats to her anemia; they were asking when it started. They were outsidehuddled and within I would say two hours after we checked in to med center, several scame in and said we know what this is. They came up with their diagnosis of SporadicBurkitt's Lymphoma, which is a type of NonHodgkin's
Lymphoma.We knew she was sick so we had them take a look at it right away. Once we had a diagnosisthen we knew what to do but we're lucky to have several worldclass humana pathologistshere who were able to make the diagnosis. The kind of lymphoma that she had was relativelyrare. About two percent of lymphomas were her type of lymphoma. This is something wedon't see every day either but we see several cases a year. I always think it is good togo to a place that has more experience treating this. This is one of the more aggressive andrapidly growing kinds of lymphomas maybe the most rapidly growing kind of lymphoma thereis. We have a particular regiment we use for
this and we got her started on therapy rightaway. Basically they told us that chemo needs tostart tonight. The did come in he said, we think we can cure this. Hearing that totallychanged my outlook and made me think, ok, maybe I am going to be ok. I'll never forget the one in thatICU said. This is one that we can cure. If you can be at any , anywhere in thecountry for any cancer, this is the best one to have and the best to be in. Bierman and the other nurse practitioners on the oncology floor were always just reallygreat. I could tell they always had my best
Sciatica or sciatic neuralgia is a commoncondition in which one of the spinal nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is compressed resultingin lower back, buttock and leg pain. Sciatic nerve is a large nerve derived from 5 spinalnerve roots: L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3. It runs from the lumbar spine through the buttockdown the leg and the foot on the posterior aspect. There is one sciatic nerve on eachside of the body. Typically, only one side of the body is affected.A typical sciatica pain is described as a sharp shooting pain in the lower back, downthe buttock, thigh and leg on one side of the body. There may also be numbness, burningand tingling sensations. The pain can get
worse with sitting, moving, sneezing, or coughing.The patterns of pain depend on which nerve root is compressed, and follow the dermatomedistribution. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniatedspinal disc. The spinal disc is a soft elastic cushion that sits in between the vertebraeof the spine. With age, the discs become rigid and may crack, the gellike center of thedisc may protrude out and become a herniation outside the normal boundaries of the disc.Disc herniation presses on the nerve root as it exits the spine.In majority of the cases the condition resolves by itself after a few weeks of rest and conservativetreatment. Pain relief, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory
drugs and muscle relaxants may be prescribed.Stretching exercises and physical therapy may be recommended.Surgery may be needed if the pain doesn't go away after 3 months or more of conservativetreatments. The herniated disc may be removed in a procedure called discectomy. Or, in anotherprocedure called laminotomy, part of the bone of the vertebrae may be cut to make room forthe nerve.