Magnesium is a mineral essential in more than 300 chemical processes throughout the body. Many Americans are low in magnesium. Dietary sources include nuts, artichokes, spinach, swiss chard, bran cereal, and other high-fiber foods.
Magnesium’s most impressive effects may be in its benefits to heart health, particularly blood pressure. It helps relax blood vessels and regulated the action of your heart muscle.
In addition, it is essential to the proper absorption of calcium to maintain good bone health. Furthermore, magnesium has benefits for preventing hearing loss and dealing with tinnitus. It can also lessen the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.
You know that getting the proper amount of sleep is essential for your health. Without it, your body can’t recover from the day, your muscles can’t build, your brain can’t clean out the detritus that is brought about by electrical activity, and your organs never get a chance to rest, clean, and reset. That’s why […]
Have you ever had kidney stones? Are you suffering from them right now? Do you know anyone who has ever suffered from them? Good news—you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are a number of effective, natural, non-invasive treatments that can help you break up kidney stones, and help prevent them from forming in […]
When Britain restricted access to cane sugar, Napoleon had an easy fallback. He made beets the primary source of sugar for his troops. Beets are a tremendous source of nutrition—not just healthy, natural sugar, but plenty more as well. Today, let’s take a look at the biggest reasons beets should be a part of your […]
How awake are you? Odds are, you feel sleepy. At least some of the time. Maybe even now. According to one study, 48% of the population suffers from occasional insomnia, while 22% have problems (nearly) every night. But that’s only among those who actually take the time to report their sleep woes to a doctor. […]
By now, most doctors (conventional and complementary alike) agree that chronic inflammation is the root cause of countless diseases. Not to be confused with the healthy, natural, temporary inflammation that occurs as the result of an injury, chronic inflammation has been linked to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, to name just a few. But […]
If you think the key to avoiding osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disease common among the elderly, is by drinking milk, or popping calcium supplements, it’s time for a little talk. Calcium is a versatile nutrient with plenty of health benefits, including strengthening bones. But please don’t fall for the hype about how drinking milk does a […]
When was the last time you laughed so hard you thought you’d cry? Or spent a carefree day without worrying about anything, just enjoying yourself? Or just smiled at someone you didn’t know? It might seem far-fetched, but simple acts like smiling and laughing can improve your health. One thing I’ve learned during more than […]
High blood pressure is a silent killer. You can have high blood pressure without noticing because this disease doesn’t make you feel bad or slow you down. But high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure, and stroke. I’m going to recommend four nutrients that, along with diet, exercise, and stress […]
Misunderstanding directions, constantly asking people to repeat themselves, avoiding noisy restaurants and social events — these are just a few of the issues created by hearing difficulties. I am not a hearing specialist or otolaryngologist, but I have counseled enough patients with difficulty hearing to know that this is an invisible health problem that has […]
I prefer a non-toxic approach to healing. That means starting with gentle solutions like nutrients or herbs, instead of harsh prescription medication. So, I recommended that my patient, Grace take a few nutritional supplements that have successfully tamed the migraine monster for other patients. Reluctantly, she agreed. Then came the hard part. Based on her […]