Quite often I am asked about particular nutrients. Lately, I have had many people inquire about magnesium or the symptoms the body uses to indicate we are low in magnesium. It is estimated that over 80% of the population is deficient.
Eight chemical elements in various combinations constitute by far the greatest part of the minerals in our bodies: calcium, sodium, potash, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, sulfur, and chlorine.
Magnesium plays a vital role in the body. It acts as a catalyst for some of the body’s chemical reactions. It assists in energy production and proper nerve function. It also promotes muscle relaxation and helps the body produce and use insulin. Like calcium, magnesium is also involved in the formation of bones and teeth, the clotting of blood, and the regulation of heart rhythm.
Magnesium helps prevent and alleviate heart disease. It helps coordinate the activity of the muscles as well as the function of the nerves that initiate the heartbeat. Magnesium plays an import...
One out of six people are officially “diagnosed” with allergies. Spring, summer, and even the fall can bring on the avalanche of symptoms. In reality, allergies can be somewhat elusive.
How can we be exposed to a substance and not react, but on another day we react to that same substance? The answer lies in the nature of allergies and allergic reactions.
Stimuli such as pollens from trees, weeds and grasses are more abundant in the spring and early summer. These stimuli act as antigens, provoking an immunological response involving the release of inflammatory substance in the body. Common symptoms include sneezing, runny eyes, headaches, fatigue, asthma, and skin rashes. These symptoms can bee very severe in some individuals.
Many factors are usually involved however, an overloaded, over stimulated immune system is more likely the cause than and under-stimulated immune system. Both will be nutrient deficient. Toxins, chemicals, metals or what is commonly called “exc...