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Zap That Low Blood Sugar and Diabetes With The ‘Mag!
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Zap That Low Blood Sugar and Diabetes With The ‘Mag!

Magnesium: What is it?

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

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in your body!

It helps your body to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps your bones strongRead more on Zap That Low Blood Sugar and Diabetes With The ‘Mag!…

Kill That Pain Now!
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Kill That Pain Now!

A very little known fact is that calcium is a natural painkiller par excellence! It is one item that I would not be without at any time.
Did you know that the old medical text books recommended injections of calcium gluconate for the sharp stabbing pains of pleurisy (inflammation of the linings around the lungs), a pain that is apparently one of the worst that can be experienced.

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How Fats Affect Your Calcium Absorption
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How Fats Affect Your Calcium Absorption

Most people know that vitamin D plays a role in calcium absorption, but what many don’t know is that the best source is the ultraviolet rays from the sun, which convert skin oil to vitamin D.

Getting too much of this vitamin is called hypervitaminosis D. Many of us have experienced the pain and discomfort from too much time in the sun.

But, did you know that this is actually caused by a deficiency of fats? Also known as essential fatty acids or vitamin F.

Here’s how it works.  Read more on How Fats Affect Your Calcium Absorption…

Why Your Body Needs Calcium and Magnesium
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Why Your Body Needs Calcium and Magnesium

Why Calcium and Magnesium?

Your body needs a lot of calcium because:

  • your bones consist mainly of calcium.
  • one third of your body protein, by weight, consists of collagen (a jelly-like substance) that has vitamin C as its most important ingredient.  This jelly is dependent on sufficient calcium to set. These two ingredients are mainly responsible for the firmness of your tissue.

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How Calcium and Magnesium Work in Your Body
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How Calcium and Magnesium Work in Your Body

Calcium (chemical symbol Ca) and magnesium (chemical symbol Mg) are macronutrients, what most of us know as minerals.

Minerals can be compared to the spark plugs in your car. They “spark” the chemical reactions in your body that make it function. If one of the spark plugs in your car doesn’t work, you may be able to start your car but you will feel that it’s lacking power and you will hear and feel it misfiring. If two spark plugs aren’t working, chances are it won’t start at all.

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Headaches – The Source and The Solution
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Headaches – The Source and The Solution

The Usual Solution for Headaches

Headaches can be caused by any number of things. Taking pills is the most common solution most people use – over-the-counter headache pills. If chronic, many people get tests like MRI’s done, but it is rare that any abnormalities are found and they usually just continue taking their pain-killers. The usual solution is to suppress the symptom. That’s what medication does. It doesn’t get to the underlying problem and correct it. It is like putting a plaster on a cut.

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Natural Stress Relief Supplements and Tips
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Natural Stress Relief Supplements and Tips

Supplements for Stress

 
In the same way that it requires more material to repair a damaged house than for the upkeep of one in good condition, every nutrient is needed in larger amounts to repair a body damaged by multiple stresses that cause disease and/or result from it.

 
Regardless of the causes or forms of stress, the body immediately tries to repair the damage done, but it cannot unless all nutrients are generously supplied.  Nutritional needs increase tremendously at the very time eating can be most difficult; and a diet adequate for a healthy person becomes hopelessly inadequate for someone suffering from stress.
 
Below are some great supplements we’ve found to provide your body with what it needs to do the repair work. In addition, you’ll find a list of Simple Stress Relievers you can use.  Take Care!

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Kidz ‘n Instant CalMag-C
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Kidz ‘n Instant CalMag-C

“My mom gives me Instant CalMag-C almost every day. She mixes it with juice and I love it.

It makes me feel better.

Sometimes when I’m upset, it’s because I didn’t eat very well that day; and probably had too much sugar, so my mom fixes me up a glass of Instant CalMag-C and it makes me feel a lot better fast.

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Something Can Be Done About Jet Lag!
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Something Can Be Done About Jet Lag!

Welcome to our site. I hope you find this data useful and that we can help you find relief from your jet lag problems.
The Problem of Jet Lag
When I flew for the first time many decades ago, I had a hard time coping with it, despite only being in my early twenties. I was about five months pregnant at the time and had to be attended to by a doctor on board due to dizziness and excessive swelling of my ankles and I felt really awful. After landing at my destination, I was completely out of it for almost the entire week I was there and dreaded the return trip. I assumed the symptoms were just due to being pregnant.
However, the next time I flew, some years later, the same thing happened. It took me almost a week to get over that trip too. At the time I didn’t understand what caused it. I asked my friends and others around me if they also felt that way and many of them told me that they sometimes take up to a week to recover from their trips. I didn’t know that this condition was known as jet lag.

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