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Magnesium will absolutely help.

It will help you feel better and it will improve your health significantly if you do it right.

If you only take multiple vitamins or cheap magnesium from the drug store, it most likely won’t do anything but make you have diarrhea or runny stools.

If you have a magnesium deficiency, and most people do, it is very important to take more at first to get your levels up. The problem is that a lot of magnesium will make you go to the bathroom. A lot. Fortunately some magnesium doesn’t do that.

I suggest you do the necessary research and read a little so you don’t just end up grabbing a bottle next time you see it at the store, and then later say it didn’t work.

Knowing why you are taking something and understanding the potential benefits will help guide you to successfully dealing with any problems you may be trying to get rid of.

What will Magnesium do for me???

At the very least Magnesium will help you sleep better and reduce anxiety. It will also make you a stronger healthier person in a lot of ways. If you have ailments (and who doesn’t) there is a good chance you’ll feel better and maybe even forget you had those problems.

Below is a list of thirty-six conditions that you may experience if you are low on magnesium:

1. Acid reflux 2. Adrenal fatigue 3. Alzheimer’s disease 4. Angina 5. Anxiety and Panic Attacks 6. Arthritis 7. Asthma 8. Atherosclerosis with calcium deposits. 9. Blood Clots 10. Bowel disease 11. Brian dysfunction 12. Cholesterol elevation 13. Cystitis 14. Depression 15. Detoxification 16. Diabetes 17. Fatigue 18. Headaches 19. Heart disease 20. Hypertension 21. Hypoglycemia 22. Indigestion 23. Inflammation 24. Insomnia 25. Irritable bowel syndrome 26. Kidney disease 27. Kidney stones 28. Migraine 29. Musculoskeletal conditions 30. Nerve problems 31. Obstetrical and gynecological problems 32. Osteoporosis 33. Parking’s disease 34. Raynaud’s syndrome 35. Sports injuries 36. Tooth Decay

Source: Dean, The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd ed. (2014)

Excerpt from Dr. Carolyn Dean PDF: 

Magnesium is a necessary cofactor utilized by 700-800 enzyme systems that perform vital metabolic functions in the body. It took me a whole book, The Magnesium Miracle, to describe the intricacies of magnesium physiology. After reading that book you’ll agree that miracle is the most suitable word to describe a mineral that treats acid reflux, adrenal fatigue, angina, anxiety, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, constipation, depression, diabetes type 2, fibromyalgia, headaches, heart attacks, IBS, insomnia, kidney stones, migraines, muscle spasms, nerve twitches, osteoporosis, PMS, seizures and more.

I’ve just listed many chronic conditions that people are suffering from today, yet has your doctor ever told you to take magnesium? Probably not. That’s because nutrient therapy is not taught in medical school. Magnesium is not regarded as a first-line therapeutic agent in hospitals or doctor’s offices and it’s not a patentable drug. For all these reasons, mainstream medicine remains blind to the extent of magnesium deficiency that is reported to be present in 70-80 percent of the population.

I will make it easy by providing the links to Magnesium Info downloads and info about the right kind of products.

1) PDF – Miracle of Magnesium (Read this – you’ll be amazed)

http://drcarolyndean.com/im_p1.pdf

If you are not yet convinced you need magnesium – this will set you straight.

2) PDF – Ultimate Guide

http://life-transformation-institute.org/resources/handouts_phil/Magnesium_UltimateGuideDrCarolynDean.pdf

Additional info on the kinds of symptoms people have when they are magnesium deficient.

3) Magnesium Miracle – The Book on Amazon (Look inside to read some of it free – also read the reviews at bottom)

https://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Miracle-Revised-Updated/dp/034549458X

Me – I use 3 different kinds of Magnesium as of about July 2016 and I can tell a huge difference. Especially in sleeping and general well being.

I personally have not done mega doses but have worked my way up to taking more of it.

4) ReMag – Super effective but expensive, but good, because you can put a spoonful of the liquid in a bottle of water and sip it throughout the day.

I use this in addition to the other magnesium I take. Read the reviews on amazon. People love this.

https://www.amazon.com/Pico-Ionic-RnA-Formulated-Absorption-Experience/dp/B01LZLSJ7B/

5) Jigsaw – I take 2 or 3 of these tablets daily. They are time release.

Might be the best one to try first. Also read the reviews on amazon. People say how their lives have been changed. I do not like to run out of this. It helps me sleep like a baby.

https://www.amazon.com/Jigsaw-Magnesium-SRT-Supplement-Bioavailable/dp/B00O2T209E

6) Natural Calm – fizzy fruity powdered drink.

I originally bought this for Mom, but unfortunately she hardly ever wants it, (she generally never wants anything healthy – not even food). I have it once in a while after lunch, or take it when I run out of the Jigsaw tablets.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1

You will have a better understanding of what Magnesium does for the body if you read the materials I linked to. Download the pdfs to read later or at your convenience.

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What about food?

You can eat foods high in Magnesium, but remember that if you have a deficiency you will need more than a handful of spinach to solve the problem.

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I can remember doing breathing exercises in the original courses I took way back when from Tony Robbins. This seems to be a hugely amplified version.

Great stuff!

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I regularly do research on vitamins and minerals to see what the benefits are and consider how they may fit in to my nutritional program.

I also try to find as many antifungals as I can. I am often surprised by what turns out to be antifungal.

Potassium Iodide for example is antifungal.

I was doing some research on magnesium and potassium and ran into the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.

I just added an article on the List of Essential Medicines.

While the foucs is more on medicines that are pharmaceutical in nature, it also has vitamins and minerals. It is a very thorough list and is available for download as a pdf.

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If you are like me you have been reading labels on food products to check that the ingredients do not contain things you do not want to eat.

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This is especially important if you are following diets and nutritional regimens such as the Doug Kaufmann Phase One Diet or a “Grain Free” or Gluten Free diet.

You know…. we try to avoid things like high fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate (MSG), yeast and so forth to maintain a higher level of health and wellness. Also avoiding excessive sugar and processed ingredients.

I have gotten pretty good at it. I can usually spot the preservatives and artificial ingredients and avoid making poor choices.

So at the very least I know when I prepare my own meals that I can be sure I am following my own path to health.

Now – it’s not always easy to find out the ingredients in the food we eat.

I just recently had a good old fashioned meal with family and decided to look at one of the cans in the garbage and sure enough the diced tomatoes had high fructose corn syrup.

If I were reading the labels I’d try to buy only foods that were pure or close to pure, especially when recipes call for stuff in cans.

Dining out can also be risky.

When we eat out we don’t get to see the full list of ingredients or even have any idea of what products are used.

How do they make the sauce? What’s really in that gravy?

Also – some labels can be intentionally confusing or even misleading. That’s because some big food companies have managed to change the names and hide ingredients.

Also what exactly are “natural flavors”???

I’ve read that is actually another name for MSG??? I don’t know that for a fact but now that I heard that I am very suspicious when ingredients list natural flavors. At the very least “natural flavors” must be processed to the extreme in some labratory concoction.

And let’s not even get started on GMO’s right now.

Boy – who would have thought that eating good healthy food would be such an adventure?

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Me, personally, I still drink coffee every morning when I get up.

A coffee habit can be unhealthy in a lot of ways. Not necessarily the coffee itself, but more so it’s all the junk we put in coffee. Yes – I know – a lot of respected people say don’t drink it – or drink it in moderation, but there are health benefits to coffee and after all there are those of us who like it.

I’ll save the detailed conversation about coffee itself for another time, but I would like to point out that if you are going to drink coffee, you should consider using it without sugar and instead use heavy cream (aka whipping cream) to make it taste good.

Personally I have managed to consume coffee without sugar for at least 5 years. That was one of the hardest health transitions I ever had to make. I loved my coffee with sugar.

Worse than consuming just bad old sugar in my coffee I was also one of those using fake creamers and even worse those flavored cream concoctions that tasted so good (like candy).

That was back when I though drinking diet sodas was being healthy.

But as I learned more about nutrition and especially how sugar in particlular was causing a lot of health problems I started making an effort to eliminate it from my diet.

Around the time I learned about the Phase One Diet and Know The Cause I gave up drinking sodas completely (even Ginger Ale) and I began substituting honey for sugar in my coffee.

I didn’t think honey was exactly “Phase One Diet” friendly, but I thought it was better than using sugar.

I also tried agave nectar in my coffee, although I didn’t really connect with that.

Thanks to Doug Kaufman and some information I have learned from him and the guests on his show and elsewhere, I have found that coffee tastes good without any sweetener if you use cinnamon or unsweetened chocolate (pure cocoa powder) along with a heavy unsweetened cream (at Trader Joes it is called Whipping Cream).

Cinnamon by the way is anti-fungal as are a lot of the foods and vitamins that are good for us :’>

Is cream healthy? It certainly is healthier than artificial creamers and flavored garbage for coffee.

I am curious because from time to time I have noticed that cream (yet more often milk and dairy) gets slammed in articles and diet instructions.

Since unsweetened whipping cream is considered OK in moderation on the Phase One and Phase Two diets and used in many Phase 1 friendly recipes by Doug Kaufmann himself, I thought it would be interesting to research if there are any health benefits to cream.

Heavy Cream or Whipping Cream is basically the stuff that rises to the top when milk is made. IT must not be very heavy or it’d sink… but it is heavier in fat – saturated fat, which by the way does have health benefits.

I am pretty sure that cream is generally not pasteurized, which in itself is considered by many to be healthier than drinking milk which is pasteurized.

I know – there has been a big campaign to tell Americans that fat is bad for us – but now in 2014 and beyond a lot of doctors are changing their opinions about good fats and bad fats and are realizing that our bodies and especially our brains need some good saturated fat to operate at our peak.

Heavy Cream by the way can be consumed by a lot of people who are otherwise “lactose intolerant” without any digestive issues.

Cream has practically no carbs. That’s good, right?

It is also said that heavy cream because of the high saturated fat can suppress your appetite. That can be helpful.

Heavy cream is certainly healthier than polyunsaturated fats in vegetable oils. That’s good.

It has a good amount of calcium and phsopherous which our bodies need. That’s good.

Cream is also good for people who are active and need energy (kids especially).

And perhaps the best thing about cream – especially in coffee – is that it has a sweet taste that can help us stay away from sugar. That’s good!

Now – having pointed out those things – there still is a faction of people who would rather have you drink skim milk than consume cream. But those people still think saturated fat is all bad and harmful. In my opinion and many high profile doctors and nutritionists who believe we need to eliminate as much saturated fat as possible are flat out giving BAD ADVICE.

Who do you believe??? I’ve puts some good links at the bottom of this – read them for yourself and decide.

Me – I think grandma had it right with a lot of the foods they ate. Butter, cream and such was not conisdered unhealthy back in the days. Maybe they had it right and all these high tech processed food companies have it wrong.

In any event – follow some of the links below and do a little research yourself before you write off cream and saturated fats in your diet.

The intention of the Phase One Diet by Doug Kaufmann is to starve fungus out of our bodies by NOT giving it what it wants and that is why there is a list of acceptable foods to consume while on the diet.

In general it’s sugar and carbs that are universally not allowed however dairy also has limitation. Here are the suggested dairy foods that are allowed on Phase One:

Organic Butter, Organic Yogurt, (use the following very sparingly) cream cheese, unsweetened whipping cream, real sour cream.

Getting Started On the Phase One Diet – explains the foods that are allowed and includes a section on milk and dairy where it says “milk is not what it was 50 years ago”.

Foods High In Saturated Fats are Not The Enemy – hey – this is a must read!

The Surprising Nutritional Benefits of Heavy Cream – this article asks if you should use cream for coffee or cooking.

Real Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk – which is better?

Who do you believe about saturated fats and cholesterol? – Read and decide for yourself!

Heavy Whipping Cream Forum Post – get involved in the discussion!

That’s all for now!

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Yes – it is true – soy beans and almost all kinds of soy related products have toxins in then that can cause all kinds of health problems.

I personally have been avoiding soy as much as I can for a few years now.

I know it’s hard to believe that soy can be bad for you – there are so many loud claims of the health benefits of soy, even by the FDA, that surely it must be good for you.

Sorry to burst any bubbles, but there is too much evidence that soy is bad for you.

Don’t take my word for it – go to Google and search for soy toxins and just look at all the information presented about the health concerns about soy. It’s toxic stuff that causes big trouble in a lot of people!

Here is one article in particular I think everyone should read. Read this and decide for yourself – or do more research. It’s important!

9 Steps To Perfect Health – #1: Don’t Eat Toxins

The most important part is near the end of the article is about soy. This article covers grains and other sources of toxins too – all imnportant info – but the soy discussion at the end is mind blowing.

Make sure you read that far!

If you find this soy toxin thing interesting and want to know more – simply type in SOY TOXINS in your favorite search engine and look at all the articles and info presented about this. Tons of convincing info.

See also:

Newest Research On Why You Should Avoid Soy

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I have been including a heaping tablespoon of diatomaceous earth (food grade) in my morning smoothies for almost 2 years now! It really does a body good!

I think it has done a lot to help make sure there aren’t any parasites in me, but also plays a part in improving my nutritional profile and keeping me healthy.

Diatomaceous earth has many health benefits (the human grade – not the kind you use in a swimming pool filter!).

Diatomaceous earth gets absorbed into the blood stream as silica.  One of the benefits of silica is that it helps to destroy bad fats. Another benefit is it can lower cholesterol levels.

According to Earthworks Health these are some of the health benefits:

  1. Sore joints and ligaments feel better
  2. Skin clears up (acne-age spots-psoriasis)
  3. Hair and nails are stronger and grow faster
  4. Stronger teeth and gums
  5. Healthier respiratory tract–less coughing
  6. Menopause has less symptoms
  7. Healthier urinary tract

See more of the Health Benefits for yourself.

More at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

Read about the Blood Stream Formula

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Mycotoxins and Food Allergies

With all the talk of gluten free diets and food allergy testing you would think that the problems a lot of people are facing would be easy to solve.

The reality is it’s far deeper than a sensitivity to a food. If you follow Doug Kaufmann you already know all about mycotoxins which are found in foods such as corn, wheat and peanuts to name a few.

There are all kinds of attempts to sterilize and radiate the dangerous stuff out of our foods but the reality is that the mycotixins are “heat stable” and can’t be eliminated.

So food gets moldy and even though they try to kill the mold the mycotoxins are in our diets.

This is a true dilema.

If you want to know more about mycotoxins I suggest reading an article by Kristin Kons that goes into more details about this very real problem.

I suggest reading “What are Mycotoxins”

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Uhhh…. I ran into this headline and there was a video for “Mushrooms, mold found growing in Sacramento apartment carpet”

Do you think there might be a mold problem?

http://fox40.com/2012/12/17/mushrooms-sprout-up-from-mold-in-womans-apartment/

http://www.news10.net/news/article/221532/2/Mushrooms-mold-found-growing-in-Sacramento-apartment-carpet

She should fell lucky that she at least SAW the mushrooms growing in the carpet as mold is mostly a “silent killer”!

Wow. It’s amazing how mold can really mess up your life. If you see any signs of run!

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More Alkaline?

This article is about things that can help you make your body more alkaline.

Get soda pop out of your life. Yes – you’ll have a more alkaline body ph if you stop drinking that processed drink candy they call soda. Go with water. It’s easier than you may think to start substituting water for that Can of Coke or Pepsi or Mountain Dew or any soda drink.

Elimate refined sugar from your diet.

Back off on the fried food stuff you eat.

Stay away from lunchmeat that is heavily processed and full of chemicals.

Try to eat more healthy foods like spinach, apples, kale and cucumbers to name a few good fruits and vegetables.

Whether you go so far as to be concerned with the actual ph level and start testing – well – that’s up to you – but almost everyone can benefit from doing the healthy tips I suggested to help a body become more alkaline and less acidic.

Here is an alkaline food chart you may wish to look at.

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