👉 Tip#1: Why Everyone Should Take Magnesium Daily
Nothing says its a party, like slamming back adequate amounts of Magnesium. Everyone seems to be in love with Vitamin D these days. It’s the Marcia, Marcia, Marcia of the vitamin world. But, did you know that D can’t really do it’s job without adequate Magnesium? Read on about some of the awesome benefits of Magnesium and take your health to the next level!!!
What’s so great about Magnesium?
Glad you asked! Magnesium may actually be one of THE most important nutrients in the human body because of it’s vital role in over 300 cell functions. It is needed for the electrical stability of every cell. It is needed to make proteins, to use fat and carbohydrates for energy production, to support detoxification and hormone balance. It is essential for stabilizing sugar and insulin levels. It is a particularly important nutrient in the brain and acts as a cofactor for many neuro-chemical reactions. Let’s look at what happens when we don’t get enough in our body. A magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every system of the body. And honestly can turn anyone into a really moody, irritable…..person.
Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
EARLY symptoms of deficiency:
- leg cramps, foot pain, or muscle ‘twitches’
- neck pain, back aches
- tension headaches
- loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting
- fatigue, weakness.
As magnesium deficiency worsens:
- numbness, tingling, electric shock sensations
- personality changes
- abnormal heart rhythms, coronary spasms can occur and chest tightness
- high blood pressure
- constipation, urinary spasms, menstrual cramps
- difficulty swallowing
- sensitivity to bright lights and loud noises
- insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness
- panic attacks, PMS and salty/carb cravings
- clouded thinking, confusion, disorientation, depression
- Tooth decay, osteoporosis, poor bone development and slowed healing of broken bones and fractures.
How do I know I’m low in Magnesium?
Because you just are!!!! You can generally assume you have magnesium depletion because our soil sources of magnesium are running dry. The current deficient soil supply makes our intake from magnesium-containing foods pitifully low. To give you an idea, the average current daily intake of magnesium is less than 20mg through diet compared to our paleo ancestors who could reach 4 or 5 HUNDRED milligrams a day! Blood testing for magnesium is not accurate for diagnosing deficiency as the majority of magnesium is stored in the tissue, more than 99% of it. Blood levels stay very tightly controlled at all costs so you wouldn’t get a sense about deficiency by blood work until levels are super low.
Take it. That’s really it. The kind of magnesium you should take is another whole post, but the bottom line is cheap forms are cheap. And will give you diarrhea. And will not absorb properly. And will not make you calm, happy, rested and feeling great. Look for forms like magnesium citramate, threonate, glycinate, or malate. Start with 100-200mg at bedtime — it is calming, helps you sleep, reduces anxiety, may help with constipation issues and reduce muscle aches. Enjoy!!!
👉 Tip#2: The best vaginal lubes that won’t poison you
Perhaps I should have opened with that tip! Most women have tried a variety of lubricants to make sex comfortable, or dare I say pleasurable. Beware of the many over the counter options available that may contain super toxic, harmful, yucky ingredients. Many chemicals found in lubricants can upset the normal pH balance and harm the beneficial bacteria in the vagina that works to protect you from infection and odor. And who wants THAT going on. Not to mention, many ingredients are found on the “CAN CAUSE CANCER” list. Is that really what you want coating the old love canal? I say NO to crappy chemicals in the vagina! Who’s with me!!! Read on for helpful tips in selecting the lube of choice.
What to consider before using a lubricant:
» Look for a product with the healthiest and fewest ingredients possible. This will reduce the chance of having an allergic reaction to the product and may prevent your vagina from yelling at you in the middle of the night.
» Avoid using lubricants with warming or numbing qualities. This will make the area less sensitive to pain and will prevent you from finding out if you are causing any physical harm or injury. I mean, that’s what the V-steam is for. And it is exactly what is sounds like.
» Avoid products that contain glycerin, which can upset the normal bacterial balance and lead to infection. And odor. Nobody needs THAT!!
» Avoid propylene glycol, the ingredient found in anti-freeze. Certainly not something you want to put in your body.
What to use: Here are some products you might like….
» Aloe Cadabra — 95% aloe, organic, with vitamin E, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate (both preservatives recognized by FDA as safe) and organic vanilla concentrate. AND you can legitimately shout “Ta-dah”!!!!!
» Sliquid H20 — This vegan-friendly water-based lubricant is free of parabens (not friendly to the breast) contains cyamopsis, purified plant water, cellulose, potassium sorbate and citric acid. According to Amazon reviewers, “no smell, no taste…no funky odors afterwards.” Plus you get to say “SLIQUID”.
» Wet Platinum Premium Lubricant — A silicone-based lubricant with minimal chemical additives. Aside from the bottle being poorly designed (leaks easily), the product itself works well and lasts. Be aware that silicone-based lubricants will stain sheets and your special occasion flannel pajamas (this is pronounced PIH-JAAAM-AHS).
» Organic Glide — A very popular oil-based lubricant made with olus oil, olive fruit oil, argania kernel oil and resveratrol ferment extract. Very popular with my patients because it lasts a long time and works well. Careful with condom use as the oil may disrupt the integrity of the condom.
» Check your pantry — olive oil and coconut oil are often great go-to’s that are natural and work well. Oils can be a little messy but can be effective and are less likely to cause an irritating reaction.
So please try some out and report back. Phone lines are open !!!
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Ready for the legal disclaimer? Information offered here is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. As with any health recommendation, please contact your doctor to be sure any changes you wish to consider are safe for you!