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What are the Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

5 warning signs of magnesium deficiency

When it comes to magnesium it plays such an important role on our bodies overall. Many around the world do not understand the importance of magnesium in the same way they understand calcium or iron, for instance. Nonetheless, in my research and it’s proven that adequate magnesium levels are crucial for brain, cardiac and muscle function and it is needed, along with silica and Vitamins D and K to promote bone health. Magnesium deficiency is more common than many people suspect, and it is so worth knowing this inforation for anyone, There is a LOT more than just 5. below are just a few warning signs that could indicate a deficiency in this important mineral.

1. Ringing in the Ears or Hearing Loss


Tinnitus, or a constant, high-pitched ringing in the ears is common symtom of magnesium deficiency, as is hearing loss. There are have been a number of studies done on the relationship between ear health and sufficient magnesium levels. In one Chinese study, it was found that magnesium in sufficient quantities will prevent the formation of the free radicals that can lead to hearing loss. In a study at the Mayo Clinic, it was found that treating patients who had experienced hearing loss with magnesium supplementation often helped restore that loss within three months.

2. Muscle Cramps or Tremors


Magnesium is crucial to optimim muscle function. Without it, the body would be in a state of convulsion, because it is this mineral that allows the muscles to relax. That is why, for instance, a magnesium oxide drip is used to ease women in labor and why magnesium is found in so many sleep-inducing supplements. A lack of sufficient magnesium, therefore, can lead to facial tics, muscle cramping and twitching or cramping of the feet while trying to sleep.

3. Depression


The link between low magnesium levels and depression was understood over a century ago, when doctors would use it to treat this mental health disorder. Modern science has backed this up, with a study at a psychiatric hospital in Croatia finding that many attempted suicide patients had severely low levels of this important mineral. One advantage of magnesium over traditional antidepressants is the lack of side effects sometimes associated with these medications.

4. Abnormal Heart Function


As previously discussed, low magnesium levels can have an effect on muscles throughout the body and this includes the heart muscles. Insufficient magnesium can induce a condition known as a cardiac arrhythmia, in which the heart fails to beat regularly and this, in turn, can cause a greater risk for complications like heart attacks and strokes. That is why, for instance, doctors at the Henry Low Heart Center in Connecticut treat their arrhythmia patients with a medication which contains magnesium.

5. Kidney Stones


Many people believe that kidney stones are caused by an excess of calcium, but in fact it is a lack of magnesium that is the culprit. Magnesium prevents the formation of these stones by inhibiting the binding of calcium with oxalate, the two compounds which make up these stones. Kidney stones can be excruciatingly painful, so it is good to know that something as simple as magnesium supplementation can prevent them!

If experiecing any of these symptoms, consulting with a healthcare practitioner who truly understands these imbalances is a good idea.

Another reason we are so lacking in magnesium levels is that our vegetables are lacking magnesium due to over-pesticide use on our farmlands. 

Try to consume organic and non gmos foods as much as possible.

A great sorce of mg is 1 raw cacao bean contains 9 mg. ground powder with about 15-20 and mix with organic or no antibiotics milk of choice. It’s a little chunky but good sorce of mg boost of around 150-200 mg of magnesium, about 1/3 daily supply. headaches are also a big sign as well. That could technically be the muscle cramp symptom. Magnesium can be used as organic supplement forms. it’s great to drink several glasses of water with organic lemon juice. Avoiding sodas, sugary drinks ect as much as possible.

It is also wise to follow a diet which includes foods like okra, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, almonds, soy or black beans, cashews and spinach as these are all natural magnesium sources.

Blessings to all. Maria🌿` The Naturally Blooming

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Here’s How You Can Optimize Your Natural Immune System

Natural immunity is our body’s natural system of protection against micro-organisms including bacteria, parasites, and viruses. We can protect ourselves against any number of pathogens.

This guide provides a basic outline of the immune system and an introduction to optimizing immune function through food, lifestyle choices, herbs, and supplements.

The immune system

The immune system is a multi layered shield for the body. It includes many types of cells that work together to fight infection and protect against disease. These cells identify, mark, and destroy pathogens.

The organs and tissues of the immune system are found throughout the body: 

  • Skin and mucous membranes
  • Lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels
  • Spleen
  • Thymus
  • Bone marrow
  • Tonsils and adenoids

The immune system produces specific proteins called antibodies that have several key roles in protective immunity and in response to infection.

A good-functioning immune system is critical for staying healthy. There is a considerable volume of science demonstrating how dietary and lifestyle choices, as well as certain food supplements and herbs, can improve the immune system.

Therefore, the potential of natural substances to strengthen the immune system has long been the subject of investigation, and this is supported by traditional knowledge in terms of the use of herbs.

We now know that optimal immune function requires optimal nutrition and that exercise, stress, sleep, and natural light exposure also play a functional role.

The food we consume

Foods we consume

It is important to know what you put in your body and to limit consumption of harmful foods, because they are lacking of nutrients. It’s also better to get the ingredients and freshly prepare food, because volume of vitamins and other micro-nutrients are reduced by cooking methods and storage.

Proteins and amino acids are necessary for antibody production and normal immune function along with vitamins A, B, C, D, E; minerals including zinc, iron, selenium, magnesium; and essential fatty acids.

Fruits and vegetables are natural immunity superfoods and contain natural plant chemicals such as flavonoids. To break down food A higher intake of fruits and vegetables leads to a reduction in inflammation and enhancement of immunity, as shown in a systematic review and meta analysis of 83 studies

Organic Apples, citrus fruits, blueberries, onions, broccoli, kale, tomatoes, green tea, other teas, cacao, whole grains, and certain herbs and spices including thyme and turmeric are flavonoid rich foods. Flavonoids and a soluble fibre called beta-glucans help to reduce inflammation and regulate the immune system.

Oats, barley, and mushrooms are beta-glucans, as research shows. The beneficial effects of β-glucan-containing mushrooms have been long known and are traditionally utilized in Oriental medicine for strengthening the body’s immune system. Examples are the Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) of Japanese origin and Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum), used in Chinese medicine.

Kefir, live natural yoghurt, kombucha, and sauerkraut are probiotic foods that help to support optimal immune function by improving gut function and via immune modulation.

Exercise is good

Regular exercise, research shows, is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system and countering the effects of aging on immune function.

Exercise strengthens the body’s ability to fight off infection. Regularly engaging in moderate exercise or even simple exercise is beneficial for immune defense. The key is to sweat for the release of unwanted chemicals. Everyone Notably, older adults and those with chronic disease benefit significantly with movement and regular exercise. 

Rest is best

Sleep and the biological clock, the circadian rhythm, have a significant influence on immune function. Diet and lifestyle help to regulate the biological clock and promote healthy sleep via the production of melatonin.

Soak up the sun

Sunlight enables the production of vitamin D—the sunshine vitamin, in the skin. A major cause of vitamin D deficiency is inadequate exposure to sunlight. However, vitamin D is available in some foods naturally—fish liver oil and fatty fish, and fortified milk products, orange juice, and breakfast cereals. An estimated 50% of people worldwide are vitamin D deficient.

Supplements are key

Vitamin C, vitamin D, and Zinc have been widely researched and used for natural immune support and optimization for years. 

Vitamins A, E and B complex, essential fatty acids, selenium, magnesium, iron and copper, beta-glucans, and flavonoids and a good quality multivitamin and mineral are especially important when diet is not ideal.

Probiotics can also be supplemented.

A cup of tea

Herbal remedies and teas such as green tea, mint tea, white pine needle tea, echinacea, and pelargonium can be taken to support and balance the immune system. They can also be used at the first signs of illness, such as a sore throat.

Elderberry has traditionally been used in reducing the duration of colds and flu.

Chronic stress has been shown to suppress immunity
Adaptogens are a class of herbs that include licorice, astragalus and ashwagandha. They have the unique ability to improve an individual’s ability to cope with stress by promoting the ability to adapt and therefore protect against all types of stressors including physical, emotional, chemical, and biological.

These herbs can directly modify the immune system, stabilize various physical functions, and bring things back into balance when taken in times of increased stress. They normalize the physiological process of the body and help the body adapt to change.

Astragalus is a Chinese herb that has been used over centuries for general immune support. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.

Licorice is a well-known herbal medicine used worldwide over thousands of years. Accumulating evidence has shown its potential to balance the immune system. It also has natural antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

The immune system responds to the stress of challenging circumstances. Chronic stress can lead to increased inflammation in the body and is associated with activation of latent viruses. This explains the re-activation of cold sores (caused by the herpes virus) during times of stress.

Every person manages stress differently. Some are more able to adapt and cope with chronic stress than others.

frequency of exercise, and social support systems all have important roles to play. Certain nutrients are depleted by stress, and therefore those with poor nutritional status are likely to fair worse.

It’s time to optimize your immune system
Eating healthy foods, getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly, keeping stress levels low, and supplementing appropriately keep our immune systems supported and ready to fend off a host pathogens, including virus.

Trusting in God first overall who created creation and the herbs for the healing of the body.

It’s a blessing that God created our bodies to build its defenses against infection and create a harmony with nature without being directed by expensive pharmaceuticals. You are gifted with an amazing natural immune system that can be optimized to its full potential using the tools presented here.

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Gratitude Bible Verses of Thanks from God’s Word:

When we read God’s Word we can see that the scriptures are filled with many reminders of how powerful and vital a thankful and humble heart can be in this world. Here are a few of my favorite Bible verses about gratitude that stir up a heart of thanks into our lives to give all the glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. For God giving us the power to defeat darkness in high places with the sword of Truth and The Full Armor of God.

Gratitude Bible Verses of Thanks from God’s Word:

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalms 100:4‭-‬5

O come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Psalms 95:1‭-‬3

O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118:29

I will praise thee, O Lord , with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
Psalms 9:1‭-‬2

I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
Psalms 7:17

Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Colossians 2:7‭-‬14

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:15‭-‬16

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Colossians 4:2

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 1:17

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4‭-‬7

Bless the Lord , O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord , O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalms 103:1‭-‬5

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalms 28:7

O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of Lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136:1‭-‬9

Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:28‭-‬29

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 7:12

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Acts 2:37‭-‬42

Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. Revelation 11:17

There is no rock like our God! Standing firm in his truth, by faith through grace!

I pray that in the hard times we may face, seeking the truth of God will comfort our hearts to trust in his will and timing in our lives.

Lord help give us the understanding, wisdom, strength to see past the worldly views that can overwhelm us. Remove any fear that is not of you Lord. Humble our hearts, Teach us how to trust fully in you so we may find peace through it all. God Almighty Our Lord Jesus Christ. Giving honor to YOU, all the days of our lives so that we might grow in the spirit and wisdom oF YOUR WORD and your Rest.

His Word is perfect; His precepts are just; there is no other God than the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. God is faithful and Just.

There is no rock like our God! Standing firm in his truth, by faith through grace.

Amén 🙏❤️

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