Magnesium deficiency is associated with preterm labour, high blood pressure, muscle cramps, anxiety, constipation, diabetes, osteoporosis, and countless other common health issues.
Women in Germany are routinely prescribed Mg during pregnancy as it has been shown to reduce the risk of premature birth. Through such a simple intervention as maintaining good Mg levels during pregnancy, babies are born at the right time which sets them up for a healthy start in life.
Brain inflammation has been linked to long-term neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, so it’s important to understand the link between diet and brain health.
When it comes to your diet, how much attention do you pay to eat to keep your brain healthy?
Continually eating the wrong things can lead to general health problems, you'll probably get sick more often, feel lethargic and you'll eventually get brain fog. You know that feeling when you just can't focus, you're forgetful, and you just don't have any energy? That's brain fog, and it can be an early sign of brain inflammation.
Teenagers and young adults are facing an epidemic of anxiety.
25% of American 13 to 18-year-olds suffer from anxiety and in Australia, a study from 2008 showed that 15.4% of 16 to 24 years olds had experienced an anxiety disorder in the previous 12 months.
Could nutrition have anything to do with this?
Healthy nutrition is, of course, the key to a healthy mind. There are several specific nutrient deficiencies associated with anxiety; the most important are Magnesium and Omega 3.
Searching for information on the prevention of metabolic diseases is often fraught with frustration, as most sources will lead you to information regarding how to combat and prevent the metabolic syndrome (i.e. the cluster of conditions involving insulin resistance, obesity, dyslipidaemia and type II diabetes mellitus). Additionally, metabolic disorders have been classified as inherited and genetic and the traditional approach has deemed prevention impossible.
Discoveries in the field of Nutrigenomics (how nutrition impacts on gene expression) and epigenetics (how lifestyle measures such as exercise, sleep, and relationships impact gene expression) offer hope for future treatment and prevention.
In an ideal world, people everywhere would be able to obtain the nutrition they require from diet alone without Supplements.
So many factors (no matter what country you live in) make this very unrealistic today. Some people simply don't have access to good food, and food supplements are essential to their health (if they are fortunate enough to have access).
For those of us in wealthier countries, there are several environmental, genetic and clinical reasons why taking supplements may be necessary for your health.
Understanding Gluten Sensitivity is firmly placed as one of the most controversial topics in nutrition, and indeed medicine as a whole.
Firstly, many will argue that gluten sensitivity is simply a health trend or fad. It's hard to argue with that; the topic displays all the hallmarks of a nutritional fad including celebrities espousing the benefits of gluten-free living.
Learn the most common reasons for children to be Picky Eaters. From about 2-3 years toddlers typically become more choosy about their food. This is a period when they do not grow quite as fast as during their first two years; they also discover their power of no and are generally quite busy – there are far too many things to discover and explore in the world to allow you time for sit down dinners!
Don't despair – your child will most likely start to eat more variety again by the time she is four years old.