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Did You Know – 04/15/2019

 

  1. According to Harvard researchers people who worry about being on time experience more stress than those who don’t . Also those who have a nonplussed attitude towards traffic  jams may save their lives because of it.

 

2. The Parker institute for cancer immunotherapy found in a study on Melanoma’s that those who have a diet that is fibre rich found that the treatment was five times more effective than those who had a diet high in sugars and processed food which resulted in poor outcomes.

3. 7.4 million kilos of added sodium, Aussie adults consume every year.  That  equates to more than double the recommended 5g of salt a day.

Signs you are consuming too much salt.

a. Kidney stones

b. Inflammation and weight gain

c. Cardiovascular disease

d. Cognitive decline

e. Decreased bone heath

4. Buckwheat pillows have been used in Japan for years as their health benefits are: The buckwheat pillow mould better to your neck and hold your head in a more natural position than feathers or artificial fillings. You can find them on Amazon

5. If you rise at what they call ‘Sparrow Fart’ in the morning the chances are so did your parents. Its in your DNA. But here is the good thing researchers have found that morning people correlate with improved wellbeing and also have lower risks of developing depression and schizophrenia.

 

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Magnesium and your Brain

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Magnesium and the Brain

Magnesium is a vital mineral for our overall health, and now a Chinese study has discovered that higher magnesium levels dramatically improve brain health. Guosong Liu, Director of the Center for Learning and Memory at Tsinghua University in Beijing, stated “Elevating brain magnesium content via increasing magnesium intake can be a useful new strategy to enhance cognitive abilities.”

The Chinese study showed magnesium’s effect on the brain cell’s synaptic plasticity: “… a key feature of nerve architecture that enables your brain to tolerate stress, recover from trauma, and make actual changes. Synaptic plasticity is based on having well-nourished and properly energized brain cells – contrasted to inflamed brain cells that have become damaged and ‘stuck in their ways’.”

Due to topsoil depletion from incorrect farming practices, most of us are magnesium-deficient. As we get older, less magnesium is present in our cells. Yet it takes around twice the amount of magnesium recommended for body health to enhance and preserve the brain’s optimum cognitive and memory functions.

Up to 1000 mg per day is recommended for optimum brain health.

Magnesium is critically involved with over 300 cellular metabolic functions. Magnesium has been called the “Lamp of Life”, as it is the major constituent for producing chlorophyll in plant life. Without that, plants could not interact with the sun and survive.

Obviously, organic green vegetables (such as wheatgrass) should be heavily consumed for a substantial magnesium intake. (Organic vegetables can have up to ten times more magnesium than non-organic.)

Commercial table salt and white processed sugar, as well as foods that contain white bleached flour, should be avoided. These items leach magnesium out of your body.

You can also supplement magnesium transdermally. If you overdo magnesium supplementation, though, you’ll notice quickly. Like Vitamin C, excessive magnesium causes diarrhea.

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