Do you have chronic sleep deprivation? Is this your nightstand?
There are so many people who suffer from sleep deprivation because of a magnesium deficiency. Sleeping aides may be covering up an undiagnosed Magnesium deficiency! Most traditional doctors don’t really test for Magnesium levels nor how to test for Magnesium deficiency. Assessing magnesium status is difficult because most magnesium is inside cells or in bone. There is not one single way of diagnosing magnesium levels so it is important to pay attention to other symptoms…
Most importantly, many doctors are giving outdated advice about taking Magnesium and Calcium together. Magnesium and Calcium actually compete with one another and should be taken separately- not together!
Furthermore, it can be EXTREMELY dangerous for people over the age of 40 to be taking Calcium- especially if Heart Disease or Heart Attacks run in your family.
There are many wonderful and relaxing songs, books and oils that can help us fall asleep, but some people need help staying asleep! If you are Celiac, haave malabsorptions issues, drink alcohol regularly, eat foods high in sugar or drink a lot of coffee, and you have insomnia, you may have a magnesium deficiency.
The Standard American diet alone does not provide adequate levels of magnesium, yet magnesium is absolutely critical for survival.
If you have gut issues such as Celiac and H Pylori, these may not allow the proper absorption of minerals and vitamins such as magnesium.
Many studies show that if adequate levels of Magnesium exist, it is very difficult for disease to exist.
What are your family genetics? Calcium hardens your arteries and magnesium relaxes your arteries and your body…
Unless you have some severe genetic Calcium disorder or have taken radiation, then your calcium risks need to be assessed before taking Calcium on a daily basis. Many traditional doctors are unaware of potential Heart Risks associated with taking Calcium.
By consuming foods high in Magnesium, combined with topical magnesium oil and oral magnesium, you may help restore your sleep and magnesium deficiency. Some foods that can help raise your magnesium levels are Cashews, Almonds, Broiled Spinach, Halibut, Mackerel.
If you have a magnesium deficiency, then food may not be enough and you may need to speak to your health practitioner about magnesium supplementation, along with Vitamin D and B6.
Some symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:
– Insomnia, Restless leg syndrome
– Headaches, Irritability, Seizures
– Diabetes, Poor Nail Growth, Low Blood Pressure
– Anxiety, Confusion, Abnormal Heart Rhythms
If you have tried everything and nothing is working, consider consulting with a Nutritional Psychologist, Functional Psychologist, Fuctional Medicine Doctor or Holistic Practitioner/Doctor/Nurse about your sleep challenges. There is a reason sleeping pills and alcohol don’t work!
Your body may be screaming out for magnesium! Again, the most bioavailable and effective way of taking Magnesium that will survive stomach acid is Topical Magnesium Oil PLUS Magnesium Acetate/Magnesium Gluconate or Citrate capsules.
I look forward to hearing about your visit to your practitioner and whether Magnesium was the culprit!
In the mean time, here is a recipe that will add some Magnesium to your diet! Cashews are very high in Magnesium, so here is a Yummy Cashew Cheese recipe!
Please click this Cashew Cheese Link for the recipe! Go get some Yummy Yummy sleep! Stay healthy & happy ~Dr. Dee
***The food listed on this site is not to be used treat any illness, diseases or conditions. These recipes, remedies and reflections are here to raise awareness of healthy food options and why I chose the particular ingredients.
It is important to take caution in giving ASD children/adults Cashews. Cashews are high in Copper which is great for some people but contraindicated for many people on the Autism Spectrum.
Please follow your doctor’s advice for the proper Magnesium dosage for yourself. Magnesium can possibly loosen stools so it is important that you take the right dosage that works for your own particular bowels. Topical magnesium can itch and really tingle your skin the first week of using it, this is normal and will subside.
Stay healthy and happy and I hope you get some yummy yummy sleep ~ Dr. D.