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.
Why You Should Sleep In A Cold Bedroom
What's the best way to burn fat while yousleepé Easy just crank the AC up! Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews and you knowwhat sucksé Exercise. So what if there was a way we could burn fat in our sleepé Wellaccording to a new study published in the journal Diabetes, there is and all you haveto do is turn your thermostat down! A team of researchers from Virginia CommonwealthUniversity conducted a study recently on how different temperatures affect our metabolismwhen we're sleeping. And they found that prolonged exposure to mildly cold temperatures,is optimal in helping expand the amount of brown fat in our bodies.
Now that might seem counterintuitive, butremember that brown fat, unlike white fat, is actually good for you. White fat is basicallylarge droplets of fat that your body uses to store energy. Brown fat consists of muchtinier droplets that are packed with mitochondria, which contain iron and give the fat its browncolor. But unlike white fat, which stores calories, brown fat actually burns calories.That's why infants, and animals that hibernate, have much more of it than regular adults.It allows their bodies to generate enough heat to keep them warm. It used to be thought that brown fat disappearsby adulthood but now, scientists are realizing
that many of us do contain trace amounts maybe2 to 3 ounces, for every 20 pounds of white fat but adults who have more of it, tendto be leaner. It makes sense, then, that we'd want morebrown fat to burn off our excess stores of white fat. Which is exactly what sleepingin the cold does. For this study, researchers recruited 5 malevolunteers and had them spend 4 consecutive months sleeping in a temperaturecontrolledroom. For the first month, they kept the thermostat at 75 degrees F, followed by 66, 75, and 81degrees, for the second, third, and fourth months, respectively.
And they found that when subjects slept inthe 66 degree room their bodies produced double the amount of brown fat, compared tothe other 3 months. They also displayed better insulin sensitivity, and better regulationand disposal of glucose both of which are known to reduce the risk of diabetes. Of course this study was performed on HEALTHYvolunteers, so it's unclear how these conditions might fare for someone who's obese, butif anything it's an important proof of concept. And it shows just how important ofa role brown fat plays in reducing our risk for diabetes.
What do you guys thinké What's your idealsleeping temperatureé Personally, I prefer a cool 67. But, I also sleep next to a 200lbheat rock. So, I need that extra cold. Let us know YOUR answers in the comments below,and as always thank you guys for watching!.
Why Do I Sleep Better With My Feet Uncovered
Sometimes when it's hot, I stick my leg outfrom under the covers and it's like an instant cooling effect. But when it's cold, I wantsocks to keep my footsies warm! Why do the feet have so much thermal power!é If you're watching this, you are warmblooded.Unless you're an alien, or a reptile that's learned to understand human speechâ€¦ If soâ€¦then, um. Hello. Warmblooded animals have thermoregulation we're constantly burningenergy to keep our internal organs at optimal body temperaturea. Temperature is maintainedby the burning of energy, but ALSO sweating, shivering, and overall skin blood flow, andour feet and hands' major weapons in maintaining
temperature. Normally, blood runs from the heart, througharteries, vessels, capillaries, to cells and then back through veins to the heart. Whenit's hot, things open up and blood flows more freely; and the opposite happens when it'scold. The thing is, not all parts of the body are treated equally by the brain. In the 1930s,the cortical homunculus was created to describe how our brains see our bodies. Limbs aren'tthat important, and thus input is largely ignored by the conscious mind; but, hands,lips, genitals and so on are REALLY important!This model vogues with thermoregulation in somerespects as well. Our feet, for example, are
often ignoredâ€¦ but are really importantfor thermoregulation! When you feel uncomfortably cold, the somatosensorycortex of your brain triggers to start thermoregulation to up your body temperature by shivering,or opening blood vessels. Inside the feet are arteriovenous anastomoses, which connectarteries directly to the veins, bypassing the capillaries. When you're warm, vesselsin your feet dilate allowing more blood to get to the skin regulating your temperature cooling you down. But, when you're cold, those arteriovenous anastomoses restrict,forcing more warm blood into the surface, which lets heat escape, cooling you off. Thisis why you put one foot out from under the
covers. According to a spokesperson for the NationalSleep Foundation, when you stick your foot out, the arteriovenousanastomoses allow the foot to cool you off, regulating your body temperature without disruptingyour overall comfort. Biology aside, thermoregulation also has todo with comfort. Mom used to say most of your body heat was lost through your head and feet.But it's a myth, sorry Mom. It probably originated from the 1970 U.S. Army Survival Manual, wherethey said quot;40 to 45 percent of body heatquot; is lost through the head. Because the brainfocuses on the head and chest for thermal
comfort rather than the appendages and yourfeet chances are they were more concerned with the comfort of their soldiers; not theactual core temperature. In reality, a 2008 study in the British MedicalJournal found heat loss is spread pretty evenly across the body, with only about seven toten percent being lost through the head. According to a 2009 paper from the Universityof Wollongong most of that discomfort centers on the heat levels in oure head, hands andface. Perhaps because of that brain perception problem. Our poor downtrodden feet just getleft in the dust. Our feet can be colder than our hands, head or chest, without affectingour conscious discomfort levels. Thus it is
the perfect candidate to thermal regulatewhile asleep. Long story short, feet can be a bit cold andyou'll still be snug as a bug in a rug. What kind of crazy things do you do to getto sleepé Maybe we'll do a tutorial about how that worksâ€¦.