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.
Selfcare Time in Nature Decreases Anxiety Sleep Problems
In this tutorial I'll talk about how spendingtime in nature can actually increase our happiness, health and vitality. If you're sufferingfrom high stress, lack of sleep, health issues or feeling disconnected, spending time innature can really help. I wanted to make this tutorial to encourage youto spend more time in nature for all of its health benefits. There's been a lot of researchdone that has shown that when you spend time in nature it decreases your stress level,it helps you sleep better, it actually lowers the risk of heart attack and colon cancer,it helps you be more creative, productive, and generally it makes you a nicer more empathicperson.
One of the things I like to do is spend atleast one or two weekends a year fully immersed in nature. So this past summer I went to Yosemitefor a few days hiking and camping and felt completely replenished, relaxed, rejuvenated,transformed. But more than that I think it's important to find a daily routine, a dailypractise where we spend time outdoors and in nature, whatever that happens to be foryou, whether that's a local park, a hike, eating outdoors for lunch, whatever it happensto be, just some amount of time spent in nature. There's fascinating research done last Mayin Canada where 10,000 participants and 250 work places spent at least 30 minutes a dayfor 30 days in nature and what they discovered
was the health benefits that I've alreadydescribed, so I'll put the link to that research in the about section of my YouTubechannel for this tutorial. You can find the link there.So come join me in getting out there in nature and also please do answer the question inthe comment section below. What parks, hikes or nature setting do you like being in ona regular basisé.