Natural Health Tips
Natural health stuff has become a big trend for all kinds of reasons. I thought it might be good to discuss it.
I'll start by recommending Magnesium. It was a was a rheumatologist who first told me to take it. My symptom was hands that froze into claws or other weird shapes. This happened randomly, like a seizure. My hand(s) would lock up and there was nothing I cold do but wait for them to release. The doc told me take, Magnesium. It corrected the problem in twelve hours - it's been about two years.
Later, I ran across the Magnesium Girl. She's got all kinds of info but fact is, about 95% or people are short on it and it does not show up on blood tests. Too much calcium / not enough magnesium. The extra calcium cause problems (crystallizes in your breast tissue for one thing). Anyway, you can read from the expert. But it is very good for pain /arthritis and such. Simple, natural and cheap (as opposed to side effects of other meds). But not that cheap!
It you try it and it works, you can make Magnesium oil which is actually crystal dissolved in water. Put it in a spritzer and spray it on. I do this. It works! Find directions all over the place.
Another tip, these vitamins or whatever, in huge doses run right through you. Best to maintain a level all day. Break the pills in half on in this case, I spray the stuff on my skin (few misty squirts) a few times a day if I think about it... or if I feel pain. It's incredibly simple with a dramatic effect.
Take my frozen hands. Symptoms like that can get you involved with neurologists and brain MRI's and what it really is, is you lack Magnesium!
I had weird pains crop up. Like aching thumbs lol. I've been taking magnesium as c&v*(id prevention regemin and they have gone away.
There are a few different kinds of magnesium. Mag oxide, mag hydroxide, etcl Some have a laxitive effect. I take magnesium glycinate because it doen't have that effect.
Wow, this is important info, and not getting enough attention - thank you, Elsa!
Many of us are also deficient in Vitamin D3. And oddly, many insurance providers are no longer covering testing for this. A company called Everlywell offers this test by mail, plus many others including Thyroid, Heavy Metals, Lyme Disease, Allergens, etc., but not Magnesium levels.
My daughter has a kidney stone.... I had one a couple years back. This is also from lack of Magnesium. The crystals, see? Breast, joints, kidneys, where else?
The Mag Girl's thread has a link to her recommendations. I was already using it when I ran across her. I bought a good sized bag of Mag. flakes because the pills aren't that cheap if you want 2X a day, which I feel I need. It will last a long time.
You just boil 1/2 c of water and add 1/2 cup flakes. Dissolve, cool and pour in a small bottle, preferably glass.
I am looking for glass but in the meantime, went to the dollar store and bought a small spray bottle of fragrance, dumped it out and out the oil in it. Slight pain but now I'm set up for years with the one bag of flakes, plus I make it for my neighbors.
Calcium D Glucarate. I had horrific menstrual cycles, to the point of almost debilitating, for YEARS. I began taking this natural supplement and it worked like a miracle.
You can also get your magnesium through your skin by taking nice warm epsom salts baths. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate.