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…)
Higher serum levels of magnesium may reduce the risk of hypertension by almost 50% and the risk of coronary artery calcification by 42%, says a new study.
More than 70 percent of the population have an unhealthy balance of 10 calcium to 1 magnesium in our many trillions of cells. A previous study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that for every 50 mg per day increase in intake of the mineral, the risk of cancer was modestly reduced by 7%.
||In Part 1 of this series we looked at what is rheumatoid arthritis, RA symptoms, causes of RA, and commonly prescribed RA medications.
In part 2 of this article we’ll discuss natural rheumatoid arthritis treatment, including rheumatoid arthritis diet, rheumatoid arthritis supplements, and herbs for rheumatoid arthritis.
Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
I hear from many people with RA who are interested in learning which herbs, foods and supplements are “good for RA”. I often get the impression that they look at the bottles of prescribed drugs on their bathroom counter and think that they will simply substitute those drugs for herbs and get the same results. But that isn’t necessarily how a natural rheumatoid arthritis treatment works best.
As an herbalist I don’t diagnose or treat RA, nor do I prescribe medications for RA. This is the role of western medicine and licensed health care practitioners. (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.