8 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
Hey guys. Axe here, Founder of draxe .Today, I'm going to share with you eight warning signs that you have magnesium deficiency,and there are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency that a lot of people have. So then, think about this, there is a goodchance that you have a health condition and if you just got more Magnesium in your diet,it could be gone for good. There are people suffering with eight common conditions thatif you just get more magnesium in your diet it is going to transform your health forever. According to recent research, 80% of Americansare Magnesium deficient. So, you've got to
get more Magnesium in your diet or at least80% of people do. The first warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is that if you have any form of a headache, whether it's a tension headacheor a migraine headache that's a big warning sign and one of the reasons is that magnesiumreally helps in relaxing muscles, it helps with overall cellular function, and so again,Magnesium is critical. If you have a headache, had any type of headacheat all, consider getting more magnesium foods in your diet or taking a magnesium supplement,and at the end, I'll share more with you about magnesium foods and supplements.
The number two sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you get muscle cramps. Now, a lot of the times people think that that'spotassium and it can be, but it's also magnesium. And so again, if you are an athlete or let'ssay you're laying sic in bed at night and you ever get muscle cramps or if you strugglewith muscle cramps on a regular basis, you are magnesium deficient. You really want to work on increasing bothpotassium intake and magnesium intake if you get muscle cramps. The third warning sign that you're magnesiumdeficient is if you have osteoporosis or if
you have osteopenia or any type of weak musclesor weak bones, or you get injured easily. You know Magnesium is a major building blockof your muscles. And listen to this, a lot of people will goand take a calcium supplement without even taking a magnesium supplement for your bodyto even use calcium. You have to have magnesium. So again, magnesium, it's critical for buildingstrong bones. So, it's essential that children are gettingmagnesium rich foods, adults', especially aging women, are getting magnesium foods andsupplements on a regular basis. The fourth warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is if you have diabetes or imbalanced
blood sugar. If you tend to eat somethingand then afterwards you get really tired. In fact if you're one of those people thathits the sort of two o'clock coma at work after lunch, that's a big warning sign thatyou are magnesium deficient. So, again if you have diabetes or you havelow energy levels, or even have adrenal fatigue, those are warning signs that you're not gettingenough magnesium in your diet. The reason is that magnesium is a criticalmineral for improving glucose absorption and really balancing out your blood sugar. Youreally have to have magnesium for cellular function.
The fifth warning sign, you may have highblood pressure. So blood pressure issues, if you have high blood pressure on a bloodpressure medication, magnesium has been shown to be one of the best natural remedies tonaturally lower or balance out your blood pressure. The sixth warning sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you struggle with insomnia or not being able to sleep at night, and thatincludes both not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night or even wakingup early on a consistent basis. You need magnesium for that.
3 Scientific Reasons Why Your Back Hurts
I don't think ancient humans were complainingabout pains from how they quot;slept funny,quot; so if we're the same species, what's wrong withusé Aches and pains are just part of life, butdo you think our cave, tree or grassland dwelling ancestors gave a crap about little acheséMaybe they just didn't get them as much. A story making the rounds this week claims tohave an answer our posture is bad; like, really bad. A California acupuncturist withchronic back pain travelled the world exploring cultures where chronic back pain wasn't commonand attempted to reverse engineer their lifestyle choices. She observed cultures where womenand men spent their days working in fields,
carrying heavy objects on their heads, orquote quot;hunched over weaving, for hours,quot; and noted that none of them had back pain, eventhough many were very old. Her explanationé Posture. Based on her observations, the spine shouldn'tform an S, but a J. Looking at these people, late 19th century medical texts, and statuesfrom ancient cultures, all told her we were messing with our spines! This is a totallyplausible reason for pain, evolution guided us to the proper posture and our socialculture has altered it but this wasn't a scientific study, just a number of casestudies. That being said, there are a number
of studies saying we Americans (and many others)probably ARE doing things wrong. There's a TON of talk around the office abouthow we sit in hairs, and my mom used to yell at me about slouching. If the acupuncturistI mentioned is right, then sitting up straight COULD help, but if nonscience isn't enough,studies from San Francisco State University have found keeping up straight when seatedcorrelates with generating more positive memories, whereas walking slumped decreases your energylevels. So listen to my mother, and fix your posture!You'd think something you do once a day (or maybe more!) you'd be good at, but you mightwant to sit down for this one: you're pooping
wrong. Evolution didn't involve toilets. Noteven once. Instead, humans would, like other animals, squat! Our human anatomy isn't madeto push out a halfpound (120g) of waste while sitting down, instead, we're supposed tobe squatting with the thighs running parallel to the abdomen! A 2003 study in DigestiveDiseases and Sciences found people who squatted pooped faster, and with less effort than thoseon a toilet! A separate study from 2010 xrayed people while they pooped out a fluid thathad been put INTO their colons and they found abdominal strain was way lower for squattingthan sitting! I love science. You don't have to rip the porcelain throne out of the bathroomthough, just get a shorter one, or even put
a stool underfoot to help align your legsand abs! Since the late 1500s when the flush toiletswirled into our midst, we've been pooping wrong and now we're having problems withour our bowels. Pooping wrong creates all sorts of problems with constipation and, moreseriously, the abdominal strain causes painful swelling and bleeding of the veins aroundyour anus that is hemorrhoids! In the US, eighty percent of the populationwill have a sleeprelated back problem at some point in our lives, and yetâ€¦ we treatthe symptom not the disease. We spend one third of our lives asleep, but we're terribleat that too. Sleeping on our stomachs is bad
for the spine, the fetal position hunchesthe back and leads to neck AND back pain. Sleeping on mediumfirm to firm mattressesFAR better for the alignment of the back than too soft or too hard. And if you don't wantto swap mattresses, at least switch to sleeping on your back; it's supposed to be the bestfor a natural spine position. Again, think about our evolution, we didn't evolve to sleepon a pillowtop, but on a thinly cushioned patch of grass or dirt. Today, about onethird of Americans in their50s have some kind of chronic pain in their neck or back; another quarter have pain intheir knees or legs, and another 18 percent