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.
Magnesium deficiency contributes to chronic disease symptoms (more…)
Ten million Americans aged 50 and older are afflicted with osteoporosis—a condition that causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even mild stresses, such as bending over, can lead to a fracture. Another 43 million have low bone density, putting them at significantly higher risk of developing osteoporosis.1
Osteoporosis tends to affect women more than men, thanks to declines in sex hormones—particularly estrogen—during menopause. Other risk factors include advancing age, family history, small body frame and lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise and proper bone-building nutrients, excessive alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.
Preliminary research published in July 2015 reveals that an extract of black olive may lessen bone loss and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal females.
Ten million Americans aged 50 and older have osteoporosis—a condition that causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even mild stresses can lead to a fracture. Another 43 million have low bone mass, putting them at much greater risk of osteoporosis.
What if everything your doctor told you about osteoporosis and osteopenia was wrong?
What if osteoporosis were not the primary cause of fractures in aging populations? What if both the definitions of osteoporosis and osteopenia used to justify pharmaceutical treatment were both misleading and age inappropriate?
These are questions we explored in a previous exposé titled, “Osteoporosis Myth: The Dangers of High Bone Mineral Density,” wherein we explored evidence showing the so-called “osteoporosis epidemic” is not an evidence-based concept but a manufactured one designed to serve the interests of a growing industrial medical/pharmaceutical complex.
Now, a powerful new paper published in the Journal of Internal Medicine titled, “Osteoporosis: the emperor has no clothes,” confirms that the primary cause of what are normally labeled “osteoporotic fractures” are falls and related modifiable lifestyle factors and not osteoporosis, i.e. abnormally “porous” or low-density bones.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, and is the reason why vegetables are green. But few people fully appreciate the importance of this miraculous mineral.
The human genome project reveals that 3,751 human proteins have binding sites for magnesium.[i] And so far we know this one essential mineral activates over 350 biochemical processes in the body to keep things flowing.
Plants are green because they contain the light-harvesting molecule chlorophyll which bears a striking resemblance to human hemoglobin (with the difference that the latter contains an oxygen-binding iron atom and not magnesium).
Here are just seven good reasons to get more magnesium-rich foods in your diet today.
Whether you call it soybeans or edamame, the bottom line is the same: soy should not be consumed by anyone pursuing good health. By now it’s well known that almost all soy is genetically modified, but what is not so well known is that instead of contributing to nutrition, soybeans and most of the products made from them actually rob the body of nutrients, destroy thyroid function, and cause developmental problems in infants and children.
In the late1990’s the FDA allowed the soybean industry to make a health claim about soybeans, and marketers jumped at the chance to capitalize on the event. Since then sales of soybeans have skyrocketed, and an amazing array of products made with soy has proliferated store shelves. But soy is not a health food, and now is the time to get off the soy bandwagon.
In their natural form, soybeans contain phytochemicals with highly negative effects on the human body. Three major anti-nutrients found in soy are phytates, enzyme inhibitors and goitrogens. All plants have some anti-nutrient properties, but the soybean is especially rich in these chemicals. If they aren’t removed by extensive preparation such as fermentation or soaking in the Chinese way of making natto, tempeh or miso, soybeans are one of the worst foods a person can eat. (more…)
Shockingly 80% of Americans are Vitamin K2 Deficient! Anyone with a vitamin K2 deficiency is extremely vulnerable to serious and even life threatening health problems including: brain disease, heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, heel spurs, kidney stones and heart attack.
Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the essential and outstanding, health benefits of vitamin K2. Sadly, the K vitamins have been underrated and misunderstood until very recently in the scientific community. (more…)
Due to large scale mono-culture agriculture’s disregard for proper farming methods, most of us are mineral deficient. And minerals are even more important than vitamins. Only enzymes are more important than minerals.
Major or macro minerals include calcium, magnesium, sodium and others. Iron, iodine, silica, and others are considered trace or micro minerals because less quantities of each is required. Major mineral supplements are usually measured in milligrams (mg) while trace mineral supplements are usually measured in micrograms (mcg) (more…)
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.
Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drugs always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out? Whether it’s an FDA advisory or a trial lawyer solicitation about harm that may have been done to you, the warnings are always belated and useless. If a drug you took four years ago may have given you liver damage, why didn’t the FDA tell you then? Why didn’t the FDA recall the drug or better yet, not approve it in the first place?
The official answer from the FDA and Big Pharma is that problems with a drug are only seen after millions begin using it, which is why post-marketing surveillance is conducted. In other words—who knew? But in a startling number of cases revealed in court documents Pharma did“know” and clearly misled medical journals, the FDA, doctors and patients, hoping to get its patent’s worth before the true risks of a drug surfaced. In other cases, Pharma and the FDA should have known before rushing a dangerous drug to market and making money at the expense of patients. (more…)