LiveingWell Health News Letter
1. MAGNESIUM 2. HEALTH SITES 3. THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Magnesium is one of the most plentiful minerals in the soft tissue. It is found in high concentrations inside cells, namely those of the brain and heart. The average adult body contains around 20-28 g of magnesium with about 60 percent is present in the bones. The rest is in the muscle, soft tissue and body fluids.
How This Mineral Works in Your Body:
Assist bone growth
Aids function of nerves and muscles, including regulation of normal heart rhythm
Conducts nerve impulses
Works as a laxative in large doses
Acts as antacid in small doses
Strengthens tooth enamel
Produces and transfers energy in the body
Maintains healthy heart, bones, muscles and blood vessels
Important in protein and carbohydrate metabolism
Aids in the transport of substances across cell membranes
Essential for the manufacture of genetic material
Activates essential enzymes
Helps transport sodium and potassium across cell membranes
Influences calcium levels inside cells
May help weaken the effects of lead poisoning
May reduce kidney stones
May be taken to treat heart disease
Anyone without proper caloric or dietary intake or with increased nutritional requirements
Those who abuse alcohol or other substances
People with a chronic wasting illness
Anyone who has recently undergone surgery
With medical supervision, may supplement treatment of acute myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery, digitalis toxicity and congestive heart
Where This Mineral is Found:
Almonds, Herring, Avocados, Leafy, green vegetables, Bananas, Mackerel, Bluefish, Molasses, Carp, Nuts, Cod, Ocean perch, Collards, beet greens, Shrimp, Dairy products, Swordfish, Flounder, Wheat germ, Halibut, Whole wheat bread, Peanuts, Baked beans, Beet greens, Brown rice, cooked, Kidney beans, can, Cashew nuts, Spinach, boiled, Halibut, baked, Chick peas, Black eyed peas, Artichokes, Apricots, dried, Sweetcorn, Green peas, Raisins,Whole wheat spaghetti, cooked, Avocado, Oatmeal, cooked.
Do not take if you have:
Kidney failure, Heart block (unless you have a pacemaker), Had an ileostomy
Consult your doctor if you have: Chronic constipation, colitis, diarrhea Symptoms of appendicitis Stomach or intestinal bleeding
It is more likely that adverse reactions and side effects will be experienced .
Breastfeeding: Do not take magnesium unless advised by your physician to do so.
Keep safely away from children
Do not keep in bathroom medicine cabinet. Heat and dampness may alter the action of the mineral.
It is advised that you consult with your physician for the proper dose for your condition
Adverse reactions, side effects and interactions with medicines, vitamins or minerals occur only rarely when you take too much magnesium for too long or if you have kidney disease.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Following symptoms occur rarely:
Muscle contractions and tremors
Confusion, delirium, memory and concentration difficulties
Hardening of soft tissues
Involuntary eye movements
Low blood sugar
Symptoms of advanced deficiency:
Loss of hair
Damage to the arteries resembling atherosclerosis
By Lillian Waugh
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3. Thought of the Day:
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By Lillian Waugh.
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