Thanks for sharing this informative article, Lorraine. Magnesium is just something I recently started learning about. This year I experienced some major heart palpitations and I've struggled with insomnia off and on for a few yrs. While there are many factors involved (poor diet, lack of exercise, PCOS and underactive thyroid), I believe my heart issues and insomnia are partially related to a magnesium deficiency. I take a magnesium supplement now, sometimes two a day. And I started tracking how much magnesium I get in my food on Spark's nutrition tracker.
I learned a lot from this article, though. Mainly how soda (which I used to drink all the time) actually causes magnesium to be excreted! And of course sugary foods which do so much damage. One thing I haven't invested in (yet) is magnesium oil. Just a spray, such as on soles of feet before bedtime, will help promote sleep plus the body will absorb the magnesium more effectively than oral supplements. Plan to get some very soon.
Take care, Lorraine. Thanks so much for passing along helpful info. 2127 days ago
I agree, VERY interesting! I have CKD (aka CRD) which is chronic kidney disease or renal insufficiency... and I'm "required" to monitor magnesium--basically, I'm supposed to avoid too much, because my kidneys don't filter things right! AND... I have fibromyalgia. Tricky, eh?
What do I do now? Keep on keeping on!...LOL
thanks for sharing this info, I think I'll ask my endocrinologist about magnesium testing next time I see him... Kathy 2144 days ago
Good article; thank you for sharing it, Lorraine! Calcium and magnesium are often together in supplement form...for good reason. Here's another resource, with a food list: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/med lineplus/ency/article/002423.htm 2144 days ago