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.
6 natural ways to keep constipation from ruining your day
Your bathroom is your sanctuary – your own personal spa if you will. The many things you do in there often make you feel cleaner, more attractive, lighter, etc. And it’s no coincidence that a toilet is called your throne. You are the master while sitting on it. You order your bowels to release your […]
Is the price you pay for lower blood pressure really worth it?
If you are one of the millions of Americans who are currently taking medication for high blood pressure, I have some good news. You might be able to reduce the amount of drugs you’re taking or gradually do away with them altogether. Now, you could be thinking, “Why would I want to stop taking blood […]
5 Best Blood Pressure Supplements
About 75 million American adults have high blood pressure—that’s one in every three people. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is known as a silent killer because you can have it for years and never know it. And all that time, the condition is slowly destroying your health. If your doctor discovers that you have […]
Natural Pain Relief for Leg Cramps
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 […]
Natural Kidney Stone Treatment
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Beets: 6 Great Health Benefits
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 […]
Five Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques to Sleep Better
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. […]
Combat Acid/Alkaline Imbalance and Inflammation
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 […]
Osteoporosis Prevention with Calcium & Magnesium
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 […]
Fight Depression to Improve Your Health
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 […]