Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for long-term health. It’s needed to maintain the ‘pumps’ that control the movement of salts in and out of cells.
It is also essential for nerve conduction, muscle relaxation, healthy bones and just about every metabolic reaction in the body – including energy production.
Life is a sequence of transitions. We start as children at school, perhaps attend college, start careers, take time out of a career to care for others, perhaps start a new job and eventually transition out of paid work.
Why should we care whether we take enough magnesium?
As a young woman I suffered regularly from excruciating migraine headaches. They were the crawl into bed, close the door, lower the blinds, pull the covers over my head and curl up in the fetal position type of headaches.
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 1 in 11 (425 million) adults worldwide have diabetes. They also say that 1 in 2 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed (212 million).
This article complements a previous one I recently wrote where we discussed the definition of frailty, how it affects us as we age and the very important symptom of muscle mass loss.
We experience stress and frustration every day, but if it overwhelms us, we end up debilitated. Stress takes a toll on our psyche and bodies, especially as we approach our later years.
For those of us in the tea industry, the question whether all tea contains caffeine is a loaded one. There are so many factors in play.
Most of us know there isn’t a magic cure for everything that ails us, whether it’s physical or emotional. Still, there is one thing we can all do that will make us feel better, no matter what’s going on.
Who among us haven’t stood in a pharmacy in front of a shelf full of different multivitamins, helplessly scratching one’s head? Choosing just the right one for you is daunting. It’s frustrating. I do it for a living and still find it overwhelming.