magnesium

Many options to ease leg cramps

At least 30% of all pregnant women get painful muscle cramps in their legs, particularly during the third trimester and most often at night. Researchers at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences conducted a study to compare the effects of different vitamin...

ADHD: New research is promising

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) now affects between five and 10% of our school-aged children, most of them boys. It is characterized by hyperactivity, distractedness and difficulty with problem solving that can cause learning and behavioural problems in...

Two nutrients cut heart disease risk

Research suggests that people with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are at an increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. CRP is a marker of inflammation in the body. Two recent studies highlight a connection between nutrients and CRP,...

Mineral helps prevent, ease diabetes

In a long-term study at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, researchers examined a possible link between low magnesium intake and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. They monitored the health and diet of 85,060 women and 42,872 men with no history of...

Conquer chronic fatigue: what helps

We all experience periods of fatigue, “brain fog” or muscle aches once in a while. But for those with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), these symptoms are a daily reality. People with CFS may also suffer memory loss, headaches, depression, fever, sore throat, swollen...

Nutrition Notes: The Magnesium Link

We know our dietary choices affect our health risks, but recent studies highlight a reason we probably wouldn’t think of: adequate amounts of magnesium could reduce the risk of diabetes by 10% to 34%. In a study of over 39,000 women, those who were getting the most...

Get a good night’s sleep naturally

One in three people complains about insomnia, which includes difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking earlier than planned. In some cases, insomnia is a short-term problem caused by stress or excitement. However, it may also linger for years and become a...

Migraines linked to low magnesium

One in five Canadians suffers migraines, which are headaches caused by swelling of the blood vessels and nerves surrounding the brain. They can last anywhere from three hours to three days, causing pain, nausea and sensitivity to noise. There are many triggers for...

Heart patients benefit from magnesium

Magnesium is necessary for a host of bodily functions, including proper nervous system function, temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. It is also vital for cardiovascular health. In past studies,...

Magnesium intake critical in pregnancy

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that causes pregnant women to retain water and swell at their ankles, hands, feet and face. Other symptoms include high blood pressure, headaches and light sensitivity. If left untreated, pre-eclampsia may result in vomiting, convulsions...