Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral!

Good Morning!

Living and working in NYC can be a very stressful experience, and I often work with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression and panic attacks. But rather than immediately turning to antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, I first recommend a couple of things to help them move to a better feeling place.

Mild, episodic anxiety and depression can be helpful clues in identifying imbalances in your life, signals letting you know that there’s some part of your experience that is not working for your soul. This important information can motivate you to dig deep, facing and making changes that can move your life in a better direction. Keeping this in mind in the future, may help you manage these episodes with better equanimity.

Nutrient imbalances can also alter the way you manage your stress, so making some key changes in your diet would be enormously beneficial!

It’s been proven that sugary, processed foods can alter brain chemistry, aggravating anxiety and depression. So the first thing you’ll want to do is clean up your diet!  Eating a whole foods diet can go a long way towards helping you better manage stress so you can set to work on creating a life that feels vibrant to you.

Whole foods also provide a plethora of nutrients that you simply won’t get in packaged, refined foods. And one of the most important nutrients for calming the mind is Magnesium.

This vital mineral is readily depleted in the body by several factors, from common foods and drinks, medications, lifestyle factors, and even stress itself. In fact it’s been estimated that more than half the US population is deficient in this mineral! And it’s not just mood disorders that are impacted by magnesium deficiencies. Heart disease, migraines, bone density and even constipation are all aggravated by this deficiency too.

In today’s video I share with you the many factors that can leach magnesium from your body and the best foods to eat to get more magnesium from your diet. Once you’ve watched I’d love to hear from you! Have you ever corrected a medical issue with magnesium? Did your chronic constipation or headaches disappear after insuring you were getting adequate amounts? Tell me your story in the comments below.

As always, it’s an honor to be a part of your Monday’s. I wish you all a great day and a happy week!

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16 comments on “Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral!

  1. AvatarSally

    Thank you for your helpful videos.
    I was suffering from anxiety and after taking many kinds of medications I started to take magnesium.
    A!l my anxiety disappeared like magic.

  2. AvatarAllison

    Your video is timely. I am in the process of increasing my magnesium intake to determine if that will assist in reducing, or hopefully eliminating, my migraines. Thank you for your helpful advice!

  3. AvatarFozzy

    With your videos and blogs you continue to inspire. You also cook like a Michelin star chef and dance better than Rihanna xxxx

  4. AvatarMichaela

    Hi Barbara,
    First of all I find your video are very inspiring! In my experience if you have muscle cramps your need of magnesium is already urgent and I agree with the symptoms you described, which are quite strong. I didn’t any experience of panic attack, but it really makes a difference in how you manage stress and you feel. You are much more relaxed. It also give a positive boost and I seriously think that a lot of people are just depressed because of a lack of that mineral. I don’t know the findings in neurosciences but I am sure there is a link. Until now I didn’t know how to cover it in a natural way and I am excited to try out the nutrition that provides it and it’s healthy for other vitamins as well. I experience often low blood sugar and don’t know how to fix it in a sustainable way without eating all the time. Maybe that it the solution together with another spice you told about. Thank you for your advice. I love your videos and your blog and think it a great contribution to health. Greetings from Switzerland!
    Have a great week,

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Thanks so much for your feedback on the blog~ I am so happy to know you find it helpful and inspiring!
      I have videos in the archives on stabilizing your blood sugar that you can check out if you do a search. There are 3 of them on there… basics about what it is and how to manage it, foods to eat and supplements to consider. I hope you find them helpful~
      Wishing you all the best and thank you again for your wonderful feedback!

  5. AvatarGyeung hoon Cho

    Thank you for a helpful video, always!
    My experience is..
    I concluded that leg muscle cramp was caused by the deficiency of three nutrients,.. calcium, potassium and magnesium.
    Suffering from frequent leg muscle cramp after leaving one month period hospitalization, I took in various vegetables and above 3 nutrients rich foods.
    So recently I am seldom attacked from leg muscle cramp.


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