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Magnesium is an essential mineral

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the human body and is essential to good health. It is critical in over 350 essential biochemical reactions in the body including digestion, energy production, muscle function, bone formation, creation of new cells, activation of B vitamins, relaxation of muscles, and also assists in the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, adrenals, brain and nervous system.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body—it can be found in human bones, teeth and red blood cells, and activates more enzyme systems than both Iron and Zinc combined.

Deficiency symptoms:

Most magnesium is stored in the tissues, so leg cramps, foot pain or muscle ‘twitches’ are usually the first signs. Insomnia, migraine headaches are also very common magnesium deficiency symptoms. And if ignored, some of the other more serious symptoms of Magnesium deficiency (mentioned below) can develop.

  • Low Energy
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • PMS and hormonal imbalances
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension/cramps/spasms
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Headaches
  • Nervousness and Anxiety
  • Magnesium deficiency not only exists but is common
  • Chronic deficiency can produce long-term damage and can be fatal

Sources:

Green vegetables, legumes, buckwheat, baking chocolate, cottonseed, tea, tofu, soybean flour, almonds, cashews, pine nuts and whole wheat.

November 25, 2011 at 11:18 am 2 comments

Stress – Emotional, mental & physical

When we find ourselves in situations where what we are doing is not aligned with our values and beliefs, we experience stress and often with that, some pain. If we are focussing more energy in any one of these quadrants (emotional, mental, physical, spiritual) then one or more of the other quadrants will suffer.  This is when we experience imbalance.

When we don’t feel heard, or despite best efforts we don’t get the desired results, or even when we overwork our bodies or minds to achieve acceptance, we go out of balance and usually one area or more will suffer.

Symptoms of this stress could include:

Relationship problems

Depression

Weight issues

Fatigue

Insomnia

Lack of direction and focus

Pain

Specialised Kinesiology has proven very successful in dealing with the above symptoms and redefining values and beliefs to assist people in living more balanced and happier lives.

I look forward to assisting you with your journey to a happier, less stressed life.

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November 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm 1 comment

Vit B12 – a bare necessity

There is a study, published in the prestigious journal Neurology, where M.R.I. scans were used to measure brain volume and blood tests to record vitamin B12 levels.

They divided the subjects into three groups, based on their level of the vitamin, and followed them for five years with annual scans and physical and mental examinations.

The group with the lowest levels of vitamin B12 lost twice as much brain volume as those with the highest levels. The difference was significant, even after controlling for initial brain size, age, sex, education, cognitive test scores and various measures of blood chemistry.

What it does:

Vitamin B12 is crucial to brain function and the overall health of  your nervous system. It’s the engine behind your body’s ability  to make blood. Every cell in your body uses it to convert fuel into energy.    It’s also the key to DNA synthesis and regulation, and enables your body to produce life-giving fatty acids.*

Deficiency signs:
Anemia
Fatigue
Poor nerve function
Diarrhea
Memory loss

Here’s another thing about B12: it powerfully lowers levels of homocysteine, one of the key indicators for heart health.*

That’s because — at high enough levels —   homocysteine provokes an inflammatory response across every system in your body, blood vessels included.

In the past, medicine has completely overlooked this key factor in heart health, focusing instead on cholesterol. That’s a real shame, because the fact is that homocysteine’s the real culprit. And its consequences are entirely preventable.

In fact, all folks really need to keep homocysteine levels in check is to get about 500 mcg of B12 per day.

Sources:

Lean meats—particularly grass-fed beef—and organ meats are a great source of B12. Here’s a list of other good sources:

Clams, trout, salmon, haddock, tuna, milk. Vit B 12 is not generally found in plant foods.

* Courtesy The Doctor’s Heart Cure – Al Sears, MD.

September 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm 2 comments

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October 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

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