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Is eating organic food worth it?

April 14th, 2019

I have often wondered weather paying that bit more for organic food is worth it.  Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.  I normally buy organic eggs and meat but with vegatables I am really not very consistent.  I know with organic vegatables you get less pesticides but is it worth it.  I know in […]

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How to protect your eyesight as you get older

April 5th, 2019

I have been wearing glasses since I was a teenager, so I am always interested in how to protect my eyesight.  One of the most common cuases of failing eyesight as we get older is age related macular degeneration (AMD). Scientists tracked the diets and eye health of over 2,000 people who were at least […]

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What to do if your low in magnesium?

March 31st, 2019
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In this post, I want to talk about magnesium supplementation. Dr Dean in her both The Magnesium Miracle she notes that acheiving adequate magnesium through foods is notoriously difficult. First, most people think of supplements as you take orally and yes you can take magnesium orally.  Magnesium glycinate is one of the most absorbable forms […]

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Are you low in magnesium?

March 23rd, 2019

Although we have talked in general about lots of people being low in magnesium, it begs the querstion are you low in Magnesium?  Given we can’t take a test, what are the signs you can look for to see if you are low magnesium? Anxiety Times of hyperactivity Difficulty getting to sleep Difficulty staying asleep […]

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More causes of the low magnesium epidemic?

March 17th, 2019

In my last blog article, I started to explore how every day food choices and medications were having an adverse impact on our magnesium levels.  I now want to take a look at what we drink and ageing. 1. Cola drinks Most dark colored soft drinks contain phospates, which actually bind to magnesium inside the […]

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What is the cause of the low mangesium epidemic?

March 10th, 2019

Having identified that researchers believe there is an epedemic of low magnesium causes by our diets and lifestyles.  So what is it we are doing that is the cause of  the low magnesium epedmic. 1. Sweet foods Refined sugar found in pastries, cakes, desserts, sweets etc contains no magnesium and causes the body to excrete […]

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Is there a low magnesium epidemic?

March 1st, 2019

With the current buzz around magnesium supplements it implies that we are all short of magnesium.  But are we? First it is important that you are aware there is currently no test to determine your magnesium levels that is cost effective or well validated.   Even clinical manifestations of magnesium deficiency are difficult to define due […]

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What is magnesium effective for?

February 24th, 2019
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In part 1, I introduced what magnesium is used for the body and what foods its found in.  But with magnesium supplements being “trendy” right now, what are they effective for: Constipation. Taking magnesium by mouth is helpful as a laxative for constipation and to prepare the bowel for medical procedures. Indigestion. Taking magnesium by […]

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Introduction to magnesium

February 17th, 2019
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Of all supplements right now there seems to be a buzz around magnesium so I wanted to explore its role in the body. I first became aware of magnesium over a decade ago when my nutritionalist put me being a chocoholic down to a lack of magnesium.  It’s then that I discovered that magnesium can […]

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Natural remedies for the winter blues – Part 2

February 10th, 2019

In part 1, I shared details of supplements that may help alleviat ethe winter blues.  In this blog post I want to share other lifestyle tips. 1. Exercise If you suffer from winter blues it is likely that your GP would perscribe a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).  This is the standard drug to treat […]

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