KOSA Acupuncture in Gaithersburg, MD describes “FOOD BEHIND CURTAIN – MAGNESIUM”
Not only magnesium and selenium (Health Info by KOSA Acupuncture 05 – Food Behind Curtain – Selenium) but also other minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, sulfur, cobalt, phosphorus, iodine, potassium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, boron, vanadium and etc.) are very important for us to survive.
Health info episode about minerals will end with this because readers should be able to understand how greatly mineral deficiency can affect our health conditions.
Don’t trust nutritional fact labels on foods, which were measured decades ago and not accurate any more.
When you have health conditions the first thing you need to suspect is mineral deficiencies before starting to take medications.
What is magnesium and what does it do?
Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy.
Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.(1)
Magnesium deficiency can cause;
Gastrointestinal diseases, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, type 2 diabetes, long-term alcoholism, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, and migraine headaches(2)
Anxiety and HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) axis dysregulation(3)
Health conditions related to HPA axis
Hypothalamus, body temperature, thirst, appetite and weight control, emotions, sleep cycles, sex drive, childbirth, blood pressure, heart rate, production of digestive juices, balancing bodily fluids, endocrine, nervous systems, pituitary gland, director gland, adrenal glands, adrenaline, steroids aldosterone, cortisol, stress response, mood, motivation, metabolism, energy levels and immune system(4)
The role of magnesium in pain
Magnesium plays an important role in the prevention of central sensitization and in the attenuation of established pain hypersensitivity, and its main mode of action appears to involve its voltage-gated antagonist action at N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors.(5)
Can magnesium be harmful?
Magnesium that is naturally present in food is not harmful and does not need to be limited.
In healthy people, the kidneys can get rid of any excess in the urine.
But magnesium in dietary supplements and medications should not be consumed in amounts above the upper limit, unless recommended by a healthcare provider.(6)
Unfortunately, not many healthcare providers are properly educated on nutrition. – KOSA Acupuncture
High intakes of magnesium from dietary supplements and medications can cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramping.
Extremely high intakes of magnesium can lead to irregular heartbeat and cardiac arrest.(6)
Cause of magnesium deficiency
GMO and Roundup by Bayer (Monsanto): Health Info by KOSA Acupuncture 03 – Roundup
Dangers of GMO and Roundup;
There are literally no minerals and iron in the above GMO, plants (crops, vegetables and fruits), which used herbicides (Roundup) and foods made with these.
Glyphosate, which is the main ingredient of Roundup makes bonds not only to minerals and iron but also to enzymes, not just in plants but also in our body.
How much magnesium do I need?(8)
|Life Stage||Recommended Amount|
|Birth to 6 months||30 mg|
|Infants 7-12 months||75 mg|
|Children 1-3 years||80 mg|
|Children 4-8 years||130 mg|
|Children 9-13 years||240 mg|
|Teen boys 14-18 years||410 mg|
|Teen girls 14-18 years||360 mg|
|Pregnant teens||400 mg|
|Pregnant women||350-360 mg|
|Breastfeeding teens||360 mg|
|Breastfeeding women||310-320 mg|
It seems to act very important roll for our liver.
According to KOSA Acupuncture’s theory liver is responsible for muscle, sinews, vision, eyeballs, anger and reproductive organs in addition to the conventional medicine thinks.
Consult with your medical provider always. However, keep in mind that many medical providers are not trained on nutrition.
Also, many nutritionists have wrong thought that nutrition is the only solution of health problems, which is not true.
Once your metabolism has failed, compensating mineral deficiencies alone would usually fail to improve health conditions.
Avoid followings immediately no matter what.
GMO – salmon, corn, soybean, alfalfa, cotton, tomato, potato, summer squash, cotton, canola, pineapple and etc.
Plants (crops, vegetables and fruits) used herbicides (glyphosate and Roundup), insecticides and pesticides
Foods from animals including dairy products and fishes raised in CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations)(9)
Most of foods served in restaurants are made of GMO and GMO fed animals.
Thus, the more frequent dining out the more unhealthy you would get.
Make sure you are not suffering mineral deficiencies.
Consider taking more than serving printed on the label to compensate the deficiencies.
Do study what toxicity with too much minerals are.
Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.
Listen to your body, which knows how to heal itself.
Numbers cannot tell you who you are.