15 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency 

Chef Sharon Comment: If I don’t have a magnesium deficiency, I have 90% of the symptoms. I’ve been a borderline diabetic all my life. It never changes no matter how much I change my diet. I’m going to try to remedy some of these symptoms by taking a magnesium supplement.

Did you know that the amount of magnesium found in the blood does not indicate how much is found in the cells? Similarly, you could have a sufficient amount of vitamin B12 in your blood, but your body may not be utilizing it. This is something to consider when deciding on supplementation of vitamins and minerals. Standard blood tests don’t tell the full story – only that it is present or not present in the blood. Don’t you think it’s time to develop more sophisticated blood tests that give an accurate assessment of how your body is utilizing specific nutrients/ could it be that difficult? Or is the scientific community getting lazy?

This article is worth the 15 clicks.

Magnesium deficiency is much more prevalent in common population than we think. It is a serious problem that can have devastating health effects on the body. Mild ones include vomiting, muscle aches and sleep problems. Serious life threatening ones include depression, anxiety, arrhythmias and diabetes mellitus type 2. Supplementation of magnesium and increased dietary intake can prevent a person from all of these damaging effects of magnesium deficiency…

FINISH READING: 15 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency | A2Z Healthy – Page 15

In another article: Magnesium is a vital nutrient in the body that is obtained mainly from fruits and vegetables. It is considered an ‘Electrolyte’, meaning that it helps to carry electrical impulses throughout the body. It is present in VERY large amounts INSIDE of each and every single cell in your body and its movement out of and back into the cells is what makes muscular contraction and thought even possible.

Note: This should be of interest to animal-eaters, specifically those on a paleo diet. If they want to preserve their muscle strength and mental acuity, they may want to include more of nature’s electrolyte in their diet or add a supplement.


Foods most rich in magnesium are high fiber foods, which leaves flesh, blood and milk off the table.



Do you take calcium and vitamin D to protect your bones? A new study says it doesn’t help – 

Karen Kaplan

If taking more vitamin and mineral supplements is part of your plan for a healthier new year, a new study may prompt you to reconsider.

Researchers who scoured the medical literature for evidence that calcium and vitamin D pills could help prevent bone fractures came up empty.

Their analysis focused on adults older than age 50 who lived on their own (that is, not in a nursing home or other type of residential care facility). Fractures are a serious health concern for this population — previous studies have found that about 40% of women in this age group will wind up with at least one “major osteoporotic fracture” at some point in their lives, and that among adults who break a hip, 20% died within a year of their injury.

The researchers, led by Dr. Jia-Guo Zhao of Tianjin Hospital in northeastern China, combed through clinical trials, systematic reviews and other reports published in the last decade, since late 2006. They identified 51,145 people who were included in studies assessing the role of calcium and/or vitamin D in preventing bone fractures.

Among the 14 trials that pitted calcium supplements against either a placebo or no treatment, there was no statistically significant relationship between use of the mineral (in pill form) and the risk of suffering a hip fracture. Nor was there any clear link between calcium supplements and fractures involving the spine or other bones.

Even when the researchers accounted for each study participant’s gender, past history of bone fractures, the amount of calcium they consumed in their diets and the dose of the calcium pills they took (if they did), there was still no sign that supplements were helpful.

An additional 17 trials examined the role of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Once again, they found no statistically significant link between supplement use and hip fracture risk. Ditto for fractures in the spine and elsewhere.

If taking more vitamin and mineral supplements is part of your plan for a healthier new year, a new study may prompt you to reconsider. Researchers looking for evidence that calcium and vitamin D pills could help prevent bone fractures have come up empty…

READ ON >Do you take calcium and vitamin D to protect your bones? A new study says it doesn’t help – LA Times


Plants Are Medicine With Benefits And Side Effects

Benefits and side effects of chicken webMD is what I googled.  Just to be fair, I used the same benefits/side effects website I use as one of my go-to-sites for supplements, plant foods and isolates. This is what I got.

Then I googled BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF EATING CHICKEN (even though when looking up a plant food I don’t insert the word ‘eating’). This is what I got.

Some of these are directly linked to broiler chicken, while the others are linked to wrong cooking techniques.

  • Food Poisoning From Broiler Chicken. …
  • Risk Of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Infection From Broiler Chicken. …
  • High Cholesterol Content In Chicken Meat Even Without Skin.

Chicken has long been lauded as a healthier option than red meat, but broiler chicken, with its harmful and antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. coli, is not the best choice. While the bacteria can be killed by cooking chicken at 165 ˚F, grilling or frying the chicken raises cancer risk. So does a diet that replaces fresh veggies and fruits with just chicken, which is quite high in cholesterol. Choose more plant proteins and roast or stew the chicken…

Source: 5 Side Effects Of Eating Chicken You Need To Beware Of

There are several sites that discuss whether a particular animal is healthy for you or not. It’s usually under certain circumstances for both. More often referred to is what the animal consists of: such as protein, fat, minerals, vitamins – basically the same composition of humans in varying degrees – which are touted as being healthy for the human. I guess based on the theory that if the human could eat itself it would, but because it can’t it needs something very close to it. That theory just doesn’t hold water.

Food is fuel. Fuel is used to activate and drive an entity (whether it be mechanical, a being or a seed). You don’t grind up cars and put them into a tank to fuel the car. You don’t grind up a plant in which to grow new plants. You need to put a seed in soil which is the fuel to nourish the seed and make it grow along with water to keep it moist and steady so it can grow – upward. Manure and compost (decomposed plants) can nourish the soil also, and can be used to steady the plant as it grows. Roots need to anchor to something – or the plant does.

Humans don’t rot animals to add to the soil to make the plants grow better. Nor do they rot humans or other animals, dry them, then put them into their bodies as fuel. Humans and a few other species are the only ones who attempt to eat themselves by eating somebody else. They are the only ones who use as fuel for energy either themselves or a close replica.

It’s a deviation – an abomination.

Who would believe that vitamins, minerals, amino acids, teas, coffee (well yes), alcohol (well yes), vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, grains, legumes, flowers all have benefits and side effects? Mostly all. My conclusion is that plant food is medicine. What you eat matters. If some site merely tells you that what you googled is healthy or not, then assume nobody has studied benefits and side effects. Google the specific item within a food or supplement category for best results.

Google what you consume. What are the benefits and side effects of ___________?