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How Calcium and Magnesium Spark Your Cells
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How Calcium and Magnesium Spark Your Cells

In healthy cells, magnesium remains inside your cells while calcium remains outside. When calcium is needed for the cell to perform its function – such as firing a nerve, contracting a muscle or secreting a hormone – the channels in your cell membrane are induced to open and allow the calcium to rush into your cell.

It’s the calcium inside the cell at a certain critical level that sets off activity, sparks off whatever your cell needs to do but then the calcium needs to be removed from the cell so it can stop contracting if it’s a muscle, firing if it’s a nerve, or secreting a hormone if it’s a gland cell.

Then your cell has to relax and be ready to function again when required so the calcium is pumped out from it.

Magnesium is essential for the proper functioning of both the channels that let calcium into your cell as well as the pumps that transport calcium out again. Magnesium protects your cell from being overloaded with calcium.

Before calcium can be absorbed into your body, it needs to be accompanied by magnesium in an exact ratio of two parts calcium to one part magnesium, along with some kind of acid base to create the correct pH so that it can be absorbed and used by your body.

What is pH?

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Oxycontin and Heroin – Is There Any Difference?
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Oxycontin and Heroin – Is There Any Difference?

Being a detox specialist and having worked in a drug rehab facility, I have seen the devastation addiction wreaks on addicts but, even more so, the stress placed on their loved ones who have to watch them going down the drain.

With the right help, addiction can be solved. By the right help I mean not adding further drugs to the mix, but using methods that truly work to get people off their drugs AND through a program that helps THEM discover why they got addicted in the first place and then help them to resolve their personal problems – not someone else’s idea as to what their problem is.

What is a drug?

There are many types of drugs: tranquilizers, opium, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, LSD, alcohol, anti-depressants, etc. In other words, they’re not just street drugs but include medical and psychiatric drugs. Read more on Oxycontin and Heroin – Is There Any Difference?…

The Spark Plugs of Your Body
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The Spark Plugs of Your Body

Minerals are necessary before any of your body’s chemical actions can occur!

Most people are mineral-deficient and becoming more so. The main reason is that our soils are getting more and more depleted due to the pesticide and herbicide invasion from the chemical industry. No longer do farming methods include using compost and natural means of building our soils or rotating crops.

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