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75% of Us Aren't Getting Enough of This Crucial Nutrient

Colleen Bellefonds, 10th March 2021   Time for a nutritional pop quiz: What helps your heartbeat, keeps you regular, and can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes? The answer is an often overlooked, but a powerful mineral called magnesium. Problem is that the majority of us could use more of it in our diets to fully reap the benefits. While very few people are truly magnesium deficient, most of us “are just not getting enough to function optimally. This is called magnesium insufficiency,” says Brigitte Zeitlin, RD, owner of BZ Nutrition. Some research, in fact, suggests that up to 75 percent of...

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4 Natural Ways to Lower Cortisol, the Stress Hormone

Can you imagine truly enjoying your life, getting through work with a smile on your face even in the midst of uncertainty and stress? Can you imagine sharing love, compassion and gratitude instead of craving for validation, competing endlessly and despairing for unfulfilled expectations? It can be done, but there is an essential premise, your ability to control excessive release of the hormone cortisol into your body. When you’re in a traffic jam, your jaws are clenched, your shoulders are tense, and you’re just about to scream… your body is releasing cortisol uncontrollably, impacting negatively your mental and emotional reactions...

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Magnesium and Mild Depression

A recent clinical trial conducted in the United States has found that magnesium supplements are effective in the treatment of mild-to-moderate depression. Published in the PLoS One journal, the researchers showed that daily supplementation with magnesium leads to a significant decrease in depression and anxiety symptoms regardless of a patient’s age, gender, baseline severity of depression, or use of antidepressant drugs. Noting that magnesium works quickly and is well tolerated, the study concluded that it may be a safe over-the-counter alternative to pharmaceutical medication. Conducted over a period of 12 weeks, the study involved a total of 126 patients with...

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Nutrition and Mental Health

David Thomas, Updated 25th March 2021 I was once told a story about a group of blind people who were asked to describe an elephant; each duly felt the part that they were closest to and gave a remarkably accurate description. This simple analogy illustrates the many different individual research topics there have been, and that are currently being examined, in the name of nutritional research. There is a danger of losing sight of the whole ‘nutrition’ picture. My specific contribution relates to the research work conducted on the historical loss of minerals in our foods (Thomas, 2003; Thomas, 2007)....

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