While magnesium is the second most abundant mineral in the cells of the human body, it also represents the second most common deficiency. With only about 1 percent of magnesium stored in the blood, a deficiency in this essential nutrient can be difficult to detect through the usual lab tests.
Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical processes throughout the body, but one of its most important tasks is producing energy. In that capacity, it becomes indispensible in all cellular processes. Understanding the danger signs of a magnesium deficiency can rid you of bothersome, mysterious symptoms while lowering your risk of serious health issues.
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A substance secreted by your own brain was found superior to a commonly prescribed toxic pharmaceutical at significantly reducing migraine headache frequency.
At GreenMedInfo.com we have a special research section titled, “Superiority of Natural Substances versus Drugs,” which catalogs research from the National Library of Medicine (pubmed.gov) that clearly demonstrates the superiority of foods, herbs, and even therapeutic interventions like acupuncture and yoga, versus conventional, drug-based interventions. Thus far, we have indexed compelling complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) solutions demonstrated to be superior to drugs for 175 ailments, and the research keeps coming in. (more…)
We all get headaches every once in a while. My go-to before taking any type of medicine to get rid of the pain is to drink lots of water and eat a banana. With certain types of headaches, the water and banana trick won’t work. There are hundreds of different types of headaches, and millions of Americans are misdiagnosed every year when they seek medical help after experiencing headache symptoms. Scientists still don’t know exactly what causes many types of headaches, so figuring out how to treat a certain kind can be tricky.
While a headache may be brought on by something fairly simple such as dehydration or fatigue, it could also be a sign of a more serious illness. In the video below, Dr. Sakib Qureshi MD, a neurologist, explains the “red light warning signals” that may accompany certain headaches, and how to differentiate between a temporary headache and something that may be more life-threatening.
A migraine is a neurological disorder, where one experiences headaches along with symptoms associated with the autonomic nervous system. There are simple and natural remedies that can help reduce the pain and consistently decrease frequency even in common sufferers.
Migraines ares now recognized as a chronic disorder, not simply as a headache. A migraine can last for hours and is caused when arteries are inflamed due to the release of chemicals. These chemicals are released when you have an allergic reaction, stress, sleeping pattern, menstruation, menopause, and fasting.
Symptoms include sensitivity to light or sound, changes in appetite, fatigue and yawning, malaise, mood changes, food cravings, and usually unilateral throbbing pain on the head.
Certain foods are among the most common triggers for headaches and migraines. Gluten, soy, artificial sweeteners, MSG, caffeine, and casein are the main culprits.
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While your body is asleep, it’s raging an internal war. Melatonin, which we often refer to as the “sleep hormone”, serves as a useful ally.
The multi-faceted nature of melatonin is for the most part unknown. Currently, there is research suggesting it may protect, and even treat, certain diseases.
Below we’ve described some of the lesser-known benefits of this widely used supplement.
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A lesser known, yet highly effective natural treatment for sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, cluster headaches and migraines are capsaicin-based nasal sprays. They have been tested clinically for over 10 years and exhibit remarkable potency in alleviating many upper respiratory conditions, sinus, head and even neck pain.
Nasol is a capsaicin-based 100% natural nasal spray which relieves sinus pressure, nasal congestion, allergy symptoms and chronic headaches.
Allergies have become a modern epidemic as millions suffer from various allergy and headache symptoms each year, often with frequent episodes stemming from unknown origin. Whether it is pollen, mold, animal dander or dust, diet, environment, the culprit causes sneezing, runny nose, a heavy stuffed up feeling, sinus and head pain, and even asthma, all because our own immune defenses are attacking a harmless intruder.
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Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.