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.
Essential Oils for Sleep
Hey guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine, and founder of draxe . Today I want to talk to you about essential oilsfor sleep, and essential oils that can help you get a better night sleep, and even helpwith things like insomnia. If you're a person who really at night is looking to relax, andjust sleep deeply throughout the entire night, you're going to want to learn about thesespecific essential oils. So there are three main essential oils I'lltalk about, and then a few others that can help support the body in sleep. And thosethree oils are lavender essential oil, roman chamomile essential oil, and vetiver essentialoil.
Lavender oil is one of the most and popularessential oils. It's been used now for thousands upon thousands of years. It's referenced inEgyptian medicine, Chinese medicine. It's also referenced in the Bible, and Jewish medicine.So again, we know lavender oil contains certain types of compounds that actually help reallyrelax the body. So if you're looking to get a good night sleep, lavender essential oilis probably the number one essential oil that can really help your body start to relax andwind down at night. So I recommend lavender. Number two, probably my favorite essentialoil for helping the body relax is roman chamomile. Now roman chamomile works in a very interestingway to where it not only helps the brain relax,
but it also causes your digestive system torelax. There are studies done on women that during times of their menstrual cycle, itactually helps with abdominal cramping. Also studies have been done on patients withIBS syndrome. They found that it helped calm the digestive track, and reduce symptoms ofleaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease. So chamomile helps relax the brain, but alsoyour muscles and even your organs. So chamomile essential oil is absolutely incredible, probablymy number one essential oil that can help you sleep at night. Jumping back to lavender, there's some greatstudies on that as well. In fact it was shown
to be the number one essential oil for helpingpeople that were struggling with insomnia. So again, if you're having trouble sleepingat night, doing that combination of lavender, plus roman chamomile, plus my next oil, vetiveroil. Now vetiver oil of all oils works most directlyon the nervous system. If you're having issues with your brain constantly going and you can'tturn it off, vetiver oil really helps calm the nerve system. This is why vetiver oilis also very good for those struggling with neurological conditions, whether it's be dementia,also like ADHD and autism. It really helps again, calm the body and calm the nerves.So when you think of wanting to calm your
body down, if you're worked up at all, vetiveroil is one of the absolute best oils for that. So again, if you want to get a good nightsleep tonight, number one should be lavender oil, roman chamomile oil, and then vetiveroil. What I would do is take about two drops of lavender, two drops of chamomile, one dropof vetiver, and rub that on your neck, and on your forehead, and sometimes I even takejust a little drop, and rub it right below my nose, so I'm breathing in those vapors. Now another thing my wife Chelsea likesto do at night is we actually have a diffuser by our bed, so she diffuses a blend that goesfor about the first three hours of sleeping
of those essential oils. We've absolutelynoticed we sleep a lot deeper, we fall asleep faster by using these essential oils. So againyou can simply buy a diffuser on Amazon and have those oils diffusing even while you'resleeping at night. And then a few other essential oils that canhelp with sleep, one of my favorites is ylangylang. Ylangylang is a floral oil, and it's beenshown to be a natural aphrodisiac. It's been shown to help your body improve your mood,and it's also been shown to help your body in practicing forgiveness. So if you're aperson who, that's part of the reason you're not sleeping is you're struggling with somesort of emotion bound up inside of you, ylangylang