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How Calcium and Magnesium Work and Doses For All Ages
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How Calcium and Magnesium Work and Doses For All Ages

Regular use helps keep your body functioning properly – nerves smoothed out, muscles contracting and relaxing as they’re supposed to and hormones secreting when they should and your immune system ready to take up its defense positions when needed. It helps your adrenals do their job of combatting stress in your body.

Please note: A dose of Instant CalMag-C is different to other similar brands. Whereas most others call for a heaped teaspoon or a tablespoon of powder, with Instant CalMag-C one slightly rounded teaspoon is a dose and provides 290 mg calcium gluconate and 145 mg magnesium carbonate.

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What is Causing Your Hormones To Get Imbalanced?
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What is Causing Your Hormones To Get Imbalanced?

There are many answers to this question but I am only going to look at two of the more common, but hidden, ones.

Some of the more obvious symptoms of hormonal imbalances can be seen increasingly in our young people: girls going through puberty long before they should, the sex drive starting earlier in our young people and poor development in young men. This is alarming for the future of the race.

And, no, you are probably not suffering from some unknown mental illness. It is more likely that you are reacting to the constant onslaught of synthetic hormones and/or other toxins.

Below is a list of some of the symptoms that can be caused by hormonal imbalances and/or toxins:

• mood swings
• depression
• feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness
• loss of libido
• insomnia
• decreased energy, fatigue
• irritability
• weight gain or inability to gain
• uncomfortable menopausal (andropausal – male menopause) symptoms
• inability to concentrate
• and the list goes on and on……..

Many people get diagnosed with depression or other disease and meds are usually prescribed to  deal with them when they are actually having problems with an onslaught of synthetic hormones and/or toxins, thereby compounding the problem.  Read more on What is Causing Your Hormones To Get Imbalanced?…

How To Reduce Stress!
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How To Reduce Stress!

Liver – Main Detoxification Organ of Your Body

You may not know this but your body (actually your liver) deposits toxins in the tissues of your body. The reason it does this is due to overload. It can’t cope with the abundance of toxins.

Your body has a large number of fat cells. This is a good thing. Your body cannot make hormones and even have adequate energy if you didn’t. You need fat – good fat.

Whether you’re skinny or fat or anywhere in between, you have fat cells. When your liver deposits these toxins because of being overloaded, it deposits them majorly in your fat cells. That’s just the way our bodies are made. We have a clever body design architect.

Toxins and Their Sources

Toxins can be gotten from many sources. You breathe in fumes, you eat food that is loaded with chemicals, pesticides, etc, some people have meds (even though they might be needed, they are still drugs and drugs are toxins), viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungus, mold – and the list goes on and on.

As I said before, your liver gets overloaded and cannot filter out the toxins from your blood fast enough (you’re supposed to get rid of them through your urine and stools) so it starts depositing them in your cells and joints, muscles, ligaments. That’s why people start to get arthritic and more inflamed (Pain! Pain! Pain!) as the years go on. More and more toxins are deposited.  Read more on How To Reduce Stress!…

What Have Hormones, Stress, Sleep and Weight Got To Do With Each Other?
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What Have Hormones, Stress, Sleep and Weight Got To Do With Each Other?

Everything!

Hormones

As you know, the glands of your body produce hormones. In fact, they produce more than 600 different hormones. Hormones are the chemical messengers that your glands send out to give instructions to your cells – like produce energy, go to sleep, time to wake up, digest this food, produce milk to feed the baby etc.

If there’s a breakdown in this communication system, the messages either can’t get through or they’re too weak or too strong and so get scrambled (wires get crossed), so your body starts to malfunction.

Adrenals

These glands are situated in various parts of your body and they include the adrenals (the little triangular glands above the kidneys – “ad” means above and “renal” means kidney) .

Your adrenals have a responsible job and perform many functions. One of these functions is to release a hormone called cortisol when you have any inflammation. Cortisol is your body’s own anti-inflammatory. That’s right. Your adrenals run a little factory that produces cortisol. So, when you’re under stress, those adrenals are pumping out the cortisol. Sounds good.

Stress

Stress can be defined as any mental or physical condition that causes the destruction of a few or many cells. Even something as basic as missing a meal or having an upset with someone puts stress on your body and your adrenal glands are the ones that respond to the stress.

Those tiny little glands excrete cortisol to deal with the stress. If you have any stress, they will just pump out the cortisol to deal with it.

Inflammation

Now, let’s say you have inflammation in your body and your adrenals start pumping out the cortisol to deal with it, that’s fine.

But, how about when there’s constantly some kind of inflammation caused by undetected viruses, parasites, candida, bacteria, allergies to things in the environment, food sensitivities chemical pollutants, vitamins etc, etc?

Did you know that they cause inflammation in your body? They do. Even vitamins can do this. If you’re doing a hit or miss thing with the vitamins in an attempt to resolve symptoms and you’re using the wrong ones or excessive doses, they add more strain to your adrenals as they have to deal with them too. Strange but true. Read more on What Have Hormones, Stress, Sleep and Weight Got To Do With Each Other?…

More About Calcium’s Balancing Partner, Magnesium
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More About Calcium’s Balancing Partner, Magnesium

Excerpted from the Office of Dietary Supplements, a department of the US Government.

Magnesium: What is it?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Read more on More About Calcium’s Balancing Partner, Magnesium…

Are Headaches Stopping You?
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Are Headaches Stopping You?

A lot of attention is placed on vitamins and not enough on minerals. ALL the cells in your body depend on minerals as they are the spark plugs of your body.If you have enough minerals, your body can manufacture most vitamins it needs.

Working, exercizing, playing, walking, even working or driving in air-conditioned spaces cause the burn-up or excretion of minerals which can cause dehydration.

Drinking tons of liquids – even water – and still unable to quench your thirst is a sure sign that you are dehydrated, probably not from lack of liquid but from the lack of minerals.  Read more on Are Headaches Stopping You?…