The Role of Magnesium in the Human Body

June 26th, 2015

Magnesium deficiency, although often overlooked, has dire consequences on health. Without magnesium, other essential nutrients are below optimal levels retained in our bodies. Our bodies can’t absorb calcium well, and potassium is needlessly excreted without this nutrient.
Magnesium and heart health
Although the relationship between abnormal heart rhythm and magnesium hasn’t been researched in full, the Framingham Heart Study found that low magnesium levels in the blood may be an independent cause of atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmias for people who have no history of heart disease.
Not getting enough magnesium in our diets is a worldwide problem, especially in the United States. A diet rich in dark, leafy greens, fruits and vegetables is needed to make sure you get the recommended daily amount of 410-420 milligrams.
Since all living life forms need magnesium to survive, fruits and vegetables usually have an abundance of it if grown organically in good soil. Levels of magnesium in crops can vary depending on how they were grown, since deficiency in the soil can cause poor magnesium uptake in produce.

Asparagus, beets, beans, broccoli and cabbage are vegetables rich in magnesium. Apricots, bananas, pitted cherries, grapefruits, and oranges also have high magnesium content, according to Cedars-Sinai patient dietary program. You can also add dry almonds and brazil nuts, cashews and roasted peanuts to salads for a magnesium-rich meal.

Who Needs Telomeres?

June 24th, 2015

Our body is made of millions of cells keeping us alive in many different ways.
A cell’s lifespan depends on the length of its telomeres – the regions of repeating DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes.
Every time a cell divides, its telomeres get shorter until they become unstable and cause chromosomes to fuse together.
These fusions can make the chromosomes break when cells divide, leading to cell death.
Recently, Harvard and MIT scientists may have discovered a process to reverse telomere shortening, and thus lengthen the lifespans of humans.

There are ways to help improve your life. Learn about them.

Tea And Remodeling

June 18th, 2015

Researchers at the Tokyo Metropolitan Consumer Center found that by scattering tea bags throughout a newly remodeled room reduced the toxicity level of chemicals in the air by up to 90 percent.
It seems like the porous dry tea bags soak up the toxic chemicals.

Stay Soft

June 17th, 2015

As we age our soft tissues harden because of calcium infiltration. This process is a major contributor to degenerative disease.

Studies show that continued use of warfarin increases arterial calcification.

A report by the American Heart Association:
“Most individuals aged over 60 years have progressively enlarging deposits of calcium mineral in their major arteries. This vascular calcification reduces aortic and arterial elastane, which impairs cardiovascular hemodynamics, resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality in the form of hypertension, aortic stenosis, cardiac hypertrophy, myocardial and lower-limb ischemia, congestive heart failure, and compromised structural integrity.”

With the proper use of vitamin K you can protect your soft tissues against calcification. Learn more at Life Extension, July 2015

Breast Cancer

June 16th, 2015

This is important enough to copy from Life Extension:

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer recently, this message may be of importance.

Most breast cancer patients do not die directly from their malignancy.

Side effects from treatment, however, can be significant even if therapy is limited to lumpectomy.

An alternative treatment is now available that has been shown to work as well as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, but without the side effects.

In fact, the 15-patient initial clinical trial showed this alternative therapy produced superior results to conventional therapy, but the study was small in size and more data will be needed before a definitive comparison can be made.

The following link describes this non-toxic therapy and the results of the 15-patient clinical trial in detail:

Read Article Here
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International Strategic Cancer Alliance

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The International Strategic Cancer Alliance (ISCA) is a separate legal entity from Life Extension, but both organizations have a common goal of eradicating diseases such as cancer and of providing information and services to consumers seeking to maintain optimal health. Both organizations share in part common owners.

Brain Health

June 15th, 2015

“Within the brains of all animals and humans, continuous interactions and chemical communications occur between cells called neurons. These cells have the appearance of long fibers with fingerlike projections at both ends. At one end, the fingers serve as antennae; at the other end, as transmitters.

“Neurons do not physically touch each other. The spaces between the transmitters of one and the antennae of another are called synapses. The receipt of a messenger molecule (neurotransmitter) at the antenna triggers a sequence of cellular activity that results in another messenger molecule being transmitted from the opposite end of the cell. These molecules cross the synapse to the next antenna, and so it goes, like a wave of dominoes. Messenger molecules are degraded or reabsorbed, and the neuron is again at rest, ready for the next wave.” Vision.org

I know this is very brief, but like all our human functions these synaptic connections slow down with age. But help is on the way. Magnesium is a critical factor in controlling synaptic density in the brain. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. By the time we are teenagers we need between 360 mg (female) to 420 mg (male) per day. We can get this from food like leafy green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.

As we age our intake of magnesium as well as other nutrients slows down so the need for supplements in most cases will provide the needed balance for the cognitive function of the brain to perform well.

Many studies show that older adults are deficient in magnesium. Learn all you can on having a healthy, whole body.

Laughter The Best Medicine

June 5th, 2015

In my younger years I remember Bennett Cerf (1898-1971; one of the founders of American publishing firm Random House), saying “Laughter is the best medicine”. Now Dr. Steve Allen Jr, a family physician and medical professor at the State University of New York, says that laughter is beneficial for both health and life in general. Steven Sultanoff, former president of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, says that studies show laughter increases antibodies that fight respiratory diseases.

So go on — put a little more laughter in your life.

Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.

Step On It

May 30th, 2015

A wooden plank, a slab of concrete, a piece of carpet, no matter step on it. USE THE STAIRS
Studies have shown that climbing stairs for just ten minutes a day can get you ten pounds lighter by the end of the year.
It is estimated that six in ten people don’t exercise. We use the elevator, the remote, someone else to change the channels, we do all kinds of things so we don’t need to exercise.
For you health, unless you’re in a wheelchair, walk up those last few stairs.

The Sound of Silence

May 23rd, 2015

Here’s a thought from P.M. Ferni, a professor at John Hopkins University: One of the most disquieting phenomena of our time is the flight from thinking, meditating and ruminating. When was the last time we followed a thought where it will take us without our eyes or ears being pulled away by a screen or an artificial sound? In order to do this we need to rediscover silence.

Just like our body needs rest our minds also need to reconnect with reality of ourself.

I know it’s hard for me to meditate but it does center me and I find myself in a more healthy position. And after all isn’t all our searching for is happiness and peace of mind?

Reasons to Eat Organic

May 22nd, 2015

Plants and animals which are organic have not been treated with pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones, antibiotics and fertilizers from sewage sludge.
The very nature of pesticides and herbicides makes them toxic and they enter your body from contaminated food.
Also organic food is not GMO – which more and more we see is poisonous in many ways.
When you think of children eating all the “popular” non-organic food you see the build-up of toxins from an early age.
Do you wonder why our children have all these illnesses?
Mother, your choice what you feed your children.