Archive | December 2018

Magnesium Increases Energy after Menopause – Recent Discovery

Interesting study about women in menopause shows magnesium Increases energy and a deficiency makes the body work harder …

Natural Sleep Aids and Help for Insomnia

Too little magnesium in one’s diet will make the body work harder.  Good sources of magnesium include bran muffins, pumpkin seeds, barley, buckwheat flour, low-fat vanilla yogurt, trail mix, halibut steaks, garbanzo beans, lima beans, and spinach.

Most people think of calcium and phosphorus as the most important dietary components for bone health. But magnesium also plays an important role. It is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions, many of which help keep not only bones strong, but the heart rhythm healthy and the nervous system functioning smoothly.

A study by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture reveals important findings on the effects of depleted body magnesium levels on energy metabolism. Specifically, it showed that inadequate magnesium is associated with a need for increased oxygen during exercise. They found that during moderate activity, those with low magnesium levels in muscle are likely to use more energy—and…

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New Studies on Sleep Inducing Foods for Insomnia

See which foods can help sleep and insomnia …

News on Insomnia Sleep Aids

If we were to eavesdrop and listen in while the “Father of Medicine” Hippocrates spoke to his students in 400 B.C., we would hear him saying: “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”  These words ring even more true today, when reports that each year prescription drugs injure 1.5 million people to the degree that they require hospitalization. Sleeping drugs, also known as “hypnotics”, come with their own set of side-effects.  For those who seek natural options, some recent research studies have uncovered additional food-based remedies for insomnia.

In a study from the University of California San Diego, researchers examined the effects of potassium supplementation on sleep quality. A placebo-controlled study compared one week of oral potassium chloride supplements to one week of identical placebo capsules.  Their results were published in the journal “Sleep”, and showed that potassium significantly increased sleep efficiency due to…

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Research Study Shows that B Vitamins Can Be a Natural Sleep Aid

Interesting, B vitamins can be a natural aid to sleep, per a recent study

Magnesium Sleep

vitamins for sleepThose of us who have experienced insomnia know what its like to toss and turn through the night trying to get some good sleep.  And then the next day can be filled with brain fog, irritability, exhaustion and just not quite feeling like one’s usual self.  Some will turn to sleeping drugs, only to find the effects wearing off over time and the side effects strong.

On the other hand, nutrition can be one of the most essential supports and defenses in winning the battle to achieve calmer, deeper, longer sleep.  There are some vitamins and nutrients in particular that have been shown in research studies to soothe a person’s frequent awakenings and improve overall sleep.

B vitamins can come in very handy for those experiencing insomnia or restless leg syndrome (also known as RLS).  Those who have restless leg syndrome undergo unpleasant sensations in the legs described as creeping…

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