Individual & Family Wellbeing

Do you need to do a parasite cleanse? Probably… I hear from so many people suffering from symptoms of parasites – severe bloating, cramps, constipation, diarrhoea.

A big problem in getting to the bottom of this (pun intended) is that the mainstream medical system really doesn’t have a way to detect, or even find most forms of parasites. They give you drugs for the symptoms, but essentially the parasites aren’t removed during that process.

Gotta be a better way, right?

Natural Parasite Cleanse – Herbs And … Earth?!

Herbal remedies are a great tool to start with right away. Cloves, wormwood and black walnut are what you want to look for.

A clove head looks just like the end of the parasites head, and I think nature really designed it that way to get us to use it to eliminate parasites. Cloves work because they kill the eggs not just the adults. Along with cloves, the herbs wormwood and black walnut husk are great as they will kill the parasites in general.

Try taking these herbs as a tea on a daily basis as part of your parasite cleanse. You can add some honey to taste if you like. Honey is a anti-parasitic by the way, as are pumpkin and papaya seeds.

There’s another thing called diatomaceous earth. What the?! That’s right diatomaceous earth! It has a fragmented structure that gets rid of parasites by literally cutting them into pieces and then they’ll come out in your poop!

Fasting For Parasites – Starve Them Out!

Now if you have tried herbs without success that’s where the fasting and cleansing comes in.

Colon cleansing is THE place to start when doing a parasite cleanse because it’s build up of plaque in the colon that the parasites feed on and one of the big reasons the parasites are there in the first place. I have a 4 Day Colon Cleanse you can buy online specifically designed to clean out the plaque from your body.

Plaque can be the result of a crap diet, or just a slow build up that’s formed over time and distance. Often plaque is also partly a physical manifestation of a past experience, or pattern that we are holding onto. You may need to do some emotional or energetic work to help release that.

After a colon cleanse I recommend you begin juice fasting for 10-14 days. By this point you should start to see the parasites being ejected out. Yes! It’s important you do look at them, you know, in the toilet with your little flashlight and mask and magnifying glass! But seriously you do need to be able to see if they’re coming out. If they are great. If they don’t come out after 10-14 days on juice fasting then you might need to do a water fast to really starve them out.

I would also recommend checking your pH and making sure that you’re more alkaline and if you’re not maybe adding a little bit of salt with a little bit of bicarbonate soda. Pour a teaspoon in your water and drink that a couple times a day until your pH comes up to above 7.

Breathing exercises are a great way to alkalise the body also. I have an audio called “Seven Rounds Of Seven” you can download free as part of my free 7 day online juice fast… Do the ‘Seven Rounds Of Seven’, three times a day and you will feel balanced, gain clarity of mind and probably be ready to release whatever it is you’ve been holding onto.

Blast Them Out!

Ok, here is a last case scenario for just blasting those parasites out the back! I’ve never shared this before publicly but I’m sharing it now. If you think you have any form of parasites and you’re serious about wanting to get rid of them then try this.

It’s a thousand year old parasite cleanse formula using fresh raw goats milk and honey. Use an enema bag to put just a little bit of the goats milk and honey into your colon, not much, just a little bit that you can hold it in and sit there. Then do a salt flush (1 tablespoon of himalayan or celtic sea salt in a litre of water then drink 1/3 of it). Next do some Shankhaprakshalana exercises (look them up!) to encourage the salt solution to move through your body. Repeat as necessary.

What’s going to happen is all these parasites are so hungry they gather to eat the milk and the honey which you’ve used to entice them super close to your butthole. Then in perfect synchronicity the Shankhaprashalan exercises will bring the salt water rushing down into the colon, and… KABOOM!!! The parasites that gathered to your colon are flushed out into the toilet – you can get rid of a LOT of parasites this way!

Colon Cleansing To Keep Clean!

After using any of the parasite cleanse protocols I’ve discussed, the biggest thing is changing and modifying your internal terrain. This is super important, because when your insides are healthy you don’t have the plaque which the parasites love to live on.

Some regular fasting and colon cleansing is the way to go here. You’ll eliminate the parasites and in the process you’re gonna get healthy, you’re gonna have energy, you’re gonna have mental clarity, and you’re gonna feel freakin’ fan-tastic!

Thanks for reading,

Eatin healthy n living a happy full life!

 

 

 

What if we could cure stress, anxiety and depression without drugs and without talk therapy ?

Healing Without Freud or Prozac
Book by Dr. Servan-Schreiber

The New Emotion Medicine can Transform your Life

As a psychiatrist well-versed in the classical techniques of my discipline, but often disappointed with their results, I explain in my book the basis of what could be called “a new emotion medicine”.
What if we could cure stress, anxiety and depression without drugs and without talk therapy ?

50 to 75 % of visits to a doctor are motivated by problems linked to stress, which is a more serious risk factor for health than tobacco ; the eight most commonly prescribed drugs are for problems directly linked to stress… and Americans and Europeans alike are consuming more antidepressants and tranquilizers every year.

These drugs, as indispensible as they are in some circumstances, have a limited efficacy and they cause side-effects. As for psychoanalysis-inspired treatments, apart from the fact that they are not accessible to everyone, it has never been possible to demonstrate their efficacy in a convincing way.

My book therefore proposes seven other methods to heal : Straightforward, effective, natural, with rapid and long-lasting results, without risks or side-effects, and all validated by rigorous scientific studies. They offer everyone, without exception, the means to regain control of their own life.

As a physician, clinical professor of psychiatry, and co-director of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory, I published my work for several years in leading scientific journals.
Yet, I progressively discovered that, along side of conventional medicine, a number of natural treatment methods for stress, anxiety and depression had been evaluated and validated in credible scientific studies. These amounted to nothing less than a new medicine of emotions.

This new medicine relies on the fact that we all have two different brains (see figures) : at the surface, a cognitive and rational brain, and deep inside, an emotional brain.

The cognitive brain is the seat of thought and language. It manipulates symbols.

The emotional brain controls the physiology of the body : heart rate, blood pressure, appetite, sleep, sexual drive, and even the immune system.

To heal stress, anxiety and depression it is necessary to act on the emotional brain. It is thus often more effective to act on the body rather than rely only on thought and language.

Cognitive Brain
At the surface of the brain, it is the seat of thought and language. In this image, the prefrontal cortex is activated in a subject practicing a complex mental task.

Emotional Brain
Deep inside the brain, the emotional brain controls the body’s physiology. In this image, the emotional brain is selectively activated (in red) in subjects experiencing intense fear.

1) Heart Coherence
The 40,000 neurons of the heart’s semi-autonomous network (“the little brain in the heart”) are tightly interconnected with the emotional brain. Together, they form a “heart-brain system” in which the heart itself plays an important role. By taming the heart directly, we can begin to tame our emotions.
The focus of this method is to train our cardiac rhythm to enter a state of “coherence” (enhanced healthy heart rate variability) rather than “chaos” (reduced healthy variability) which is its usual pattern. Chaos and reduced heart rate variability are associated with stress, anxiety and depressive states. It is also a leading predictor of high blood pressure, heart disease, and even mortality from all causes.

Heart-Brain System
The semi-autonomous network of neurons that make up “the heart’s little brain” is tightly interconnected with the brain itself. The brain and the heart influence each other at every moment. (Click on this image to make it bigger.)
Chaos
Coherence

In states of stress, anxiety or depression, the heart rate varies irregularly, it becomes “chaotic.”

In states of well-being, gratitude or compassion, the heart rate varies regularly, it becomes “coherent.”
2) EMDR : Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
When a traumatic event rips through our life (the death of a loved one, a severe accident, a rape), it leaves a wound in our emotional brain. Yet, our brain has an innate ability to ’digest” difficult events, just like our skin has the ability to close a physical wound.

EMDR appears to stimulate directly the brain’s ability to digest past traumatic events and place them in their proper context. This may be through eye-movements resembling those that take place spontaneously during dreaming, or through other ways of stimulating attention.

To understand EMDR, stories need to be told about how it works for patients in rich western societies who are suffering from stress and depression, but also about children in extreme contexts such as Kosovo just after the war of 1999.

Traumatized Brain
Every emotional trauma leaves a scar in the brain. This PET image shows specific areas of activation while traumatized patients listen to the story of the worst thing that happened to them. On top, the emotional brain region specialized in the experience of fear is activated (amygdala and surrounding area). In the middle, the visual cortex is activated, as if patients were looking at the scene again. On the bottom, the area of the expression of language is deactivated, as if fear had put language “off-line.”
3) The Energy of Light
The emotional brain is very sensitive to different biological rhythms. Particularly that of light. Thanks to a lamp that simulates the progressive apparition of light with every dawn, it is possible to wake up without any alarm clock. The rise of dawn is the natural wake up signal with which the brain has been programmed to transition from sleep to arousal over millions of years. It turns out to be a remarkably effective treatment for seasonal depression and for the energy loss that many experience between the months of October and March in the northern hemisphere.

Case stories from the book

4) The Control of Qi (“Chi”)
For over 2,500 years, traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine has relieved stress, anxiety and depression with acupuncture. In the last ten years, progress in functional cerebral imaging has demonstrated that stimulation with fine acupuncture needles directly controls key areas of the emotional brain.

Acupuncture directly affects the emotional brain
In this Harvard University study, stimulation of the back of the hand with an acupuncture needle triggers a deactivation of emotional brain areas necessary for the experience of pain and fear. The effect is enhanced when the needle is twirled rapidly as in the classical acupuncture method (grey bands).
5) Omega-3 Fatty Acids
There have been two major revolutions in 20th century medicine : prodigious advances in surgical techniques, and the discovery of antibiotics. The third revolution is still in progress : the transformation of the very constituents of the body – and of the brain itself – through nutrition.
20% of the brain is made of essential fatty acids that cannot be manufactured by the body. They need to be drawn entirely from what we eat. For the emotional brain to work optimally, it needs an important supply of omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish, seaweeds and some green vegetables.

In the last five years, several studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids are powerful antidepressants in addition to their well-established benefits on cardiovascular function.

Mood Food
Commonly found in fish oil, Omega-3 fatty acids are essential brain constituents and powerful antidepressants. Because the body does not manufacture them, they must be ingested, either as food or dietary supplements (above).
Fluidity of neuronal membranes
The membranes of our neurones are built from what we eat. Saturated fats (butter, meat, etc.) – here in bleu – are rigid. Omega-3 fatty acids – here in green – are polyunsaturated et therefore highly flexible. They confer particular properties to neuronal membranes which help with communication in the brain. (Computer animation by Dr. Scott Feller, Department of Chemistry, Wabash College, USA)

6) Prozac or Puma ?
Physical exercise – even only twenty to thirty minutes three times a week – has powerful effects on anxiety and depression. In two different studies from Duke University of people suffering from depression, physical exercise was as effective as Zoloft, a modern antidepressant comparable to Prozac. Furthermore, after the treatment, patients who recovered through exercise relapsed four times less than those who had recovered through the antidepressant. The effect of exercise on stress and anxiety is even more striking. A few simple tips are enough to help people get started, even when they have never exercised before and have no motivation.

7) Emotional Communication
The emotional brain of mammals evolved to guarantee that a mother would stay very close and connected to its offspring for several weeks, or several years in the case of humans (because human infants are not self-sufficient for at least several years, unlike most other mammals). Affective connectedness regulates emotions and most physiological functions of the body. We now know that love is a biological need, on a level comparable to food and protection against cold temperatures. Several studies even show that the love of a dog or a cat has powerful effects on mood, and can reduce our responses to stress.

Love is a Biological Need
In the few hours following separation from its mother, the physiology of a rat pup becomes literally unglued. In a normal state, the different body functions displayed on this graph are aligned with each other and remain centered close the mid-line. But after separation from the mother, the tightly woven balance of the entire system is shattered as each function comes apart.
A number of truly simple methods exist that help bring more harmony to our emotional bonds. The first one can be summarized in six points that facilitate conflict resolution – at work, with our partner, with our chidren, with our parents. It is the beginning of a totally different way to conduct one’s life.

To deepen our relationships, we must also learn to more emotionally present with those around us, while learning how to set meaningful limits. A simple four point method that is commonly taught in medical schools and residency programs can facilitate this connection of one emotional brain to another, in less than 15 minutes. I experienced its effectiveness in family medicine clinics in the US as well as in makeshift clinics in Kosovo, but it also applies to the difficult relationship we may have all our lives with our mothers or other close relatives.

Committing to the community
Life has no meaning if we live focused on our own selves. In order to be happy, we must give of ourselves to others. This has been emphasized by all great religions and all great traditions of philosophy. Scientific studies now confirm that tenet : the happiest people among us are those who feel that they belong to a larger community of human beings among which they play a meaningful role. Committing to volunteer work through a local organization is often an excellent way to get started.

Source: http://www.instincttoheal.org/article.php3?id_article=1

 

BY LYNDAFLOWER – MAY 30, 2011
POSTED IN: FREE MAGAZINE, SIDE BAR

Michael Williams gives an insight into the depth and richness of Aboriginal spirituality, estimated by some researchers to span 125,000 years. Aboriginal spirituality is based on an ancient cultural belief that life is a vast web of inter-connected relationships. Everything has meaning and purpose and everything is connected – the land, the people, the ancestors and the animals. The past is viewed as being inextricably linked to the present and throughout time the over riding spiritual value has been respect for Aboriginal cultural law.

What do you consider to be the most important aspects of Aboriginal spirituality?
Following your Law.  Don’t break Law.  Respecting all things, animate and inanimate in the entire natural world.

How do Aboriginal perceptions of spirituality differ from western interpretations?
A profound connectedness to land.  Living on your land is essential to maintaining the strongest possible links with land and ensuring proper practice of Aboriginal spiritual life.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about Aboriginal spirituality?
People try to make sense of it from their own perspective [spiritual] and do not often open themselves up to knowing it from the inside.  This is not unusual or surprising.  This is an ancient spirituality embedded in a culture that is acknowledged as being the longest continuously surviving culture in the entire world.  By the time the British and others arrived on Australian shores they had long-established behaviours relating to Indigenous cultures. With this entrenched behaviour, coupled with Christianity and Missionary zealousness, there was little chance of Aboriginal spirituality being assessed from a standpoint of respect and a desire to understand it on its own terms.

Is Aboriginal spirituality today different from what it was in the past, how has it changed (or not)?
The spirit has not changed. The Law lies in the land and the spirits of our ancestors have continued to inhabit the landscape during ancient times, during periods of colonisation and after our peoples have been removed from their lands.  Human engagement with Aboriginal spirituality is now challenged by the intervention of other spiritual and religious beliefs and doctrines, as well as the demands of a world filled with technology that infiltrates every corner of human existence.  It is now increasingly hard, except for the committed individual, to stay true to the old ways.  Moving in and out of vastly different domains requires discipline of a high order, but many do so by staying on Land.

What lessons can us ‘white folk’ learn from Aboriginal spirituality?
Simply be. Respectful attention to a commitment to a spiritual path will bring what is meant to be.  Don’t have expectations.  If it is meant to come your way – it will.  Stay on task.  The spiritual domain and practices of the longest continuously surviving culture in the world must have something to offer humanity.  Limit the overlay of other spiritual traditions and try to let Aboriginal ways stand for themselves.

What have been the most important spiritual lessons you have learnt as an Aboriginal man?
Never doubt the presence of spirit and the ability of old ones who have passed to be there for you.  Ask and they will come and ‘show’ themselves in some way.  The land is alive with the spirits and presence of our ancestors and creation heroes.

What works best for you/what do you do when you need some spiritual upliftment?
Go to my Homeland – visit my traditional lands. I engage with my old ones every day and ask for their guidance.

In your 30 years of university teaching, were there any spiritual (or other) changes you noticed in students undertaking Aboriginal studies?
Students have always been interested in Aboriginal spirituality. There are two issues to consider here.  Most students who choose to take a course in Aboriginal studies are already interested in all matters regarding Aboriginal culture and are thirsting for knowledge.  Then there are students who are required to take courses in Aboriginal culture as part of their degree and sometimes these students are resistant to the content raised in these courses. In my experience, the vast majority of students who showed some resistance at first end up thoroughly enjoying the course and go on to take other Aboriginal studies  courses as electives.

From all your years of experience, what spiritual advice would you pass on to others?
Never doubt the existence of spirit and of a Creator – however you may wish to term it.  Spend time regularly [daily] pondering the importance of a spiritual approach to life and take time to care for others and all things.  Respect Planet Earth and the Universe.

Where do you see (or hope to see) Aboriginal spirituality heading in the future?
It is here, always has been here and remains.  The spirit never leaves the land.  People leave the land.  In my experience the spirit presence in my traditional homeland has become more overt since my mother died and there has not been anyone living there permanently.  I notice them when I visit.  It demands that I establish a more active presence there.

Michael Williams:  Australian Aboriginal senior man

Michael Williams was born into the Goorang Goorang peoples of the South East Queensland area.  He has had a long career in public life, mainly in the tertiary education sector, and has recently retired as Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland after almost 20 years.  He is currently working independently as a consultant and holds an honorary position as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland where he continues his research interests.  He is also a long serving member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra.

Michael has maintained a strong interest in the cultural and spiritual life of his people throughout his life, from spending hours listening to stories as a child through to his continuing interest as an adult in researching family history with his nuclear and extended families. This research has led him (at the age of 50) to being accepted into Aboriginal Law/Lore in the Central Desert region of Australia where he follows ceremonial and cultural life through several annual visits.

Source: http://spiritualspace.com.au/aboriginal-spirituality/

Spiritual space magazine is new from Brisbane.

Did you know?
In 1901 Cancer rates were 1 in 8000 – they are now 1 in 3 and rising
Between 1965 & 1982 over 4M distinct chemical compounds were made
At least 250,000 new chemicals have been made each year since 1982. They are found in our water, the air we breathe, the food we eat, what we put into and on our bodies and under the sink.

Most of these chemicals have never been tested for their effects on humans, animals or the environment
A study of umbilical cord samples from the American Red Cross found that babies in-utero have an average of 200 known toxic chemicals in their blood, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and a chemical used in the production of Teflon. All this even be-fore being born! (See ARTICLE #1)
Girls are reaching puberty at a younger age, sometimes as young as seven
More boys are being born with genital deformities than ever before
PMS, fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis and other hormonal problems are rife
Diseases such as Alzheimer‘s, Parkinson‘s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other immune related diseases are far more prevalent than they once were
Since 1980, asthma has increased by 600%. The Canadian Lung Association and the Asthma Society of Canada identify common household cleaners and cosmetics as triggers
There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer, such as leukemia, since the addition of pesticides into household products.(Source: National Cancer Institute)

Allergies and skin conditions have increased 10-fold
1 in 3 children and adults now suffer from Asthma or respiratory illness
ADHD etc are now commonplace – 7.7 – 12.8m children in the US alone have mental health problems such as ADD, ADHD, DEPRESSION
People suffering from depression has risen from one in twenty people to one in five
There are up to 110 chemicals used on apples alone – so much for an apple a day… They can be kept in cold storage for up to two years before you buy them so they gotta keep them looking fresh and stop them rotting somehow!!
Approximately 710 chemicals in our water supply & Over 10,000 chemicals used in food processing and preservation which increases every year.

These are just a few of the published statistics. There is now scientific and medical evidence which supports the correlation between the increase in cancers, immune related diseases, asthma, skin disorders and more and the introduction of synthetic man-made chemicals into our environment since the 1930‘s. It‘s something we can no longer pretend isn’t happening…
I know this is scary stuff but congratulate yourself because you now have the information to question what‘s in the products you‘re using on Yourself, your Children and in your Home?  Stay tuned now to find out more and more and more.
Copyright © 2009 Niche Finders. All rights reserved.

 

A baby nurtured in the womb of a healthy, happy, and peaceful mother receives the best possible start in life.

The more aware caregivers are of their own birth experience and unmet childhood needs, the better they are able to respond to the needs of children in their care.

What happens in the earliest stages of life—at conception, in the womb, at birth, and in the first days and months—establishes the foundation for life. A happy, low-stress pregnancy, natural birth, and an uninterrupted period of bonding through the early months greatly benefit both baby and parents.

Breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and being carried on the body—in-arms, slings, etc.—are critical for brain, nervous system, and immune system development and promote long-term health benefits for both baby and mother.

All babies are dependent on others to meet their physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs. When their needs are met with loving and consistent care, children are happier, healthier, and more cooperative.

Every baby is born with the desire to communicate, to cooperate, and to explore the world. Children learn primarily by unstructured play and by imitating those around them.

Every child needs to be securely bonded with at least one human being who is a loving and consistent presence in the child’s life

Every child develops at a unique rhythm and pace. A child’s developmental processes are best supported when neither hurried or forced.

Children are dependent upon their parents and caregivers to protect them from emotional and physical neglect, violence, abuse, and other toxic experiences, including hazards in their food, air, water, toys, and environment.

Children express their needs through behaviors that are shaped by their individual temperament, life experiences, and by how others behave and treat them.

The consistent, loving presence of a father or father-figure in a child’s life adds immensely to a child’s optimal development and wellbeing.

Children who have lost one or both of their biological parents, whether at birth or years later, naturally have feelings of abandonment and, therefore, have special needs. Foster, adoptive, and single parents face special challenges and benefit from extra support of family, friends, and community.

Children learn to respect, empathize with, and respond to the needs of others when they feel seen, heard, and their opinions are valued.

Effective parenting is an art that can be learned.

Families benefit from a supportive, nurturing community that values the art and science of parenting.
For a mini-poster version of the above, go to the downloads page for this and other aTLC core documents.
See the aTLC Blueprint for Transforming the Lives of Children for supportive research links and more detail.

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29 April, 2011
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Speaking an Indigenous language linked to youth wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in remote areas who speak an Indigenous language are less likely to experience risk factors associated with poor wellbeing, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The report found that in 2008, almost half (47%) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (aged 15–24 years) in remote areas spoke an Indigenous language. These young people were less likely to engage in high risk alcohol consumption and illicit substance use, than those who did not speak an Indigenous language. They were also less likely to report being a victim of physical violence.

However, the report also showed that there has been a decline in the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth who can speak an Indigenous language. In 2008, 13% of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth could speak an Indigenous language, down from 18% in 2002.

Despite this decrease in Indigenous language skills, 21% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 3–14 years who did not speak an Indigenous language at home were learning one. About one in three (31%) children aged 3–14 years also spent time with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander elder at least once a week.

In addition, the report found that youth who had been discriminated against because of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origins were less likely to have some characteristics associated with positive wellbeing.

In 2008, one-quarter (26%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth reported having experienced discrimination in the past 12 months because of their origins. These youth were less likely to be employed, studying full-time or able to get support outside of their households than those who had not experienced discrimination. They were also more likely to have experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress compared with their peers who did not experience discrimination.

More details on these and other topics are available in the April release of the report Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth (cat.no. 4725.0). Additional analyses of the children and youth data will be available later in 2011.

Media notes:
Psychological distress is measured using a modified version of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale. High scores indicate that feelings of anxiety or depression may be being experienced on a regular basis, whereas a low score indicates these feelings are experienced less frequently or not at all.
When reporting on ABS data the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or ABS) must be attributed as the source.
This page last updated 28 April 2011

Source:http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4725.0Media%20Release1Apr%202011?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4725.0&issue=Apr%202011&num=&view=

 

 

Magnesium Basic Description

Magnesium is a key mineral in human metabolism, and found in small to medium amounts in many of the World’s Healthiest Foods. Vegetables (especially green leafy ones), nuts and seeds, and legumes are your best WHFoods sources for magnesium. We like to think of magnesium as the best supporting actor of the mineral kingdom. Like supporting actors in movies, magnesium doesn’t get the notoriety of other nutrients like calcium or sodium, but it quietly plays every bit as important a role in human health. In fact, magnesium is necessary for more than 300 chemical reactions in the human body.

While magnesium is present in nutritionally important quantities in many of the foods featured on our site, average American diets frequently fail to contain an adequate supply of magnesium. In fact, adults average only 66% of the Daily Value (DV) for magnesium from their food intake (even though they get another 8% from supplements). This average intake level leaves U.S. adults about 100-125 milligrams short in the magnesium department. A likely reason for this deficient magnesium intake is the tendency of the average U.S. diet to focus predominantly on heavily processed convenience foods at the expense of the green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, and legumes that are among our best food sources of the mineral. Increasingly, researchers are becoming aware of a link between poor magnesium nutrition and risks of several important chronic conditions.

http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75

 

See also:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesium-safe-first-line-defense-clinical-depression

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