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.
Can You Die From A Lack Of Sleep
This episode of DNews was proudly made possibleby the allnew 2015 Subaru Legacy. It's not just a sedan, it's a Subaru. Howdy snooze buttons, Trace here snoring awayfor DNews! We've talked a lot about sleep, but while scientists have slowly been decodingthe secrets of animal naptime, we still don't know exactly WHY we sleep. We DO know though,that if we neglect it, we're screwed. The world record for sleep deprivation is264 hours of wakefulness, or about 11 days. It was set by a high schooler in the mid1960s.Researchers routinely keep people awake for a eight to ten days with no ill effects. Butthat's not the same. By the way, this is sleep
deprivation. Sleep deprivation is differentfrom insomnia. According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Insomniais a nightly complaint of an insufficient amount of sleep or not feeling rested afterthe habitual sleep episode, while sleep deprivation is when a person persistently fails to obtainsufficient nocturnal sleep required to support normally alert wakefulness. One happens TOyou, the other you're doing. Both have the same result, though. Not sleeping.When this happens, the human body responds, poorly. To say the least. Physically, thebrain sends out hormones like cortisol the stress hormone and TSH or thyroid stimulatinghormone, which regulates metabolism. Blood
pressure goes up, and your metabolism stopsprocessing glucose correctly creating food cravings for carbs. The overall temperatureof the body will drop, and the immune system slows down. Mentally, this causes problemswith attention and concentration, irritability, depression, fatigue, decreased motivationand if it goes on long enough, can seriously mess up cognitive function altogether. So again, it seems that sleep isn't just alovely retreat from the busy world, but also necessary for life! Without it we can barelysurvive! After a few days of sleep deprivation, people begin to experience forced brain shutdownscalled microsleeps where the human brain
shuts down for just a second and goes intosleep mode. During that time, the brain is asleep, and the person loses motor function;but not for long enough to feel rested. This was happening to the high schooler who setthe 11day world record. In experiments at the University of Chicago,lab technicians kept mice awake for about two weeks before they died of whole body hypermetabolism.In humans, Fatal Familial Insomnia strikes in middle age, and as the name suggests it'sinherited and deadly. When someone in one of the maybe 200 families in the world whohave FFI reaches middle age, they'll be unable to sleep their autosomal systems break downand they eventually die or total organ failure
after six to thirty, sleepless, months. Scientistsare reluctant to say that the lack of sleep is what kills them, as the disease is actuallyrelated to Mad Cow, more than anything else. We probably CAN'T die from a lack of sleepitself, but most scientific studies have found psychological effects like paranoia and hallucinationtake hold and prevent us from learning more about the physical effects. Though sleep studiesHAVE shown purposefully depriving yourself of sleep can increase risks for diabetes,obesity, heart problems, depression, and of course large equipment accidents thanks tomicrosleeps. If you need to recover from a lack of sleep,just sleep! The guy who was awake for 11 days
slept for 14 hours and was pronounced completelynormal. There's no such thing as catching up on sleep, but a true full night of sleepwill do you good, regardless. What's the longest you've ever gone withoutsleepé I went 40 hours on a road trip to watch the last Space Shuttle launch. I was keptawake by Pepper, candy, and extreme geekitude. Did you beat my recordéShare your sleepless nights in the comments and be sure you subscribe for more DNews.And say hello on Twitter too! I'm atTraceDominguez! Thanks for watching.
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No one told us. No one could have told us,he was put up for adoption. Fatal Familial Insomnia. A fancy way of saying you're screwed.You can't sleep and it's going to kill you. Not to mention the pills you took don't workand will actually kill you faster and you got the rare gene even earlier which is whyyou failed school and can't do any fucking thing right in your life. Forty. The big fouroh. He was going to be 40 this May and I'm supposed to be 20 this April. Now he's onhis death bed and I'm on my last rope. I'm so tired. But I can't sleep.