Magnesium, Does a Body Good

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-10-30 00:06:10 -0500
Started 2014-05-08 07:09:22 -0500

This is one of the most important minerals we need in our bodies and getting enough is sometimes a challenge. Here is a nice slide show that discusses the benefits of 8 foods that can help you with everything from regularity to heart health.

54 replies

artqween 2014-05-15 16:13:29 -0500 Report

Hey, Trudie Ann there is no green submit a receipe tap in the receipe section… I was just there ??? Grip grip grip grip Hummm :(

artqween 2014-05-14 14:00:24 -0500 Report

Hey Trudie Ann I don't see that green link u mention and jayabee mentiond ?? There is a start a discussion in a green link at the top of our discussion section, but that's it?? I am a loss..,. Wose me … :-/

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-15 15:51:40 -0500 Report

Click on the word recipe on the big blue strip at the top of this page. It will take you to the recipe section. Then look on the right hand side there. Look down about middle ways and the add a recipe bar is green. Click on that and you can add a recipe.

artqween 2014-05-14 11:15:45 -0500 Report

Also, Gabby thanx for this vital thread, well done (thumbs up) ;-)
Mag. is a vital vitamin we all need…

artqween 2014-05-14 05:30:27 -0500 Report

Got a question.. How can I submit a recipe?? :( help help??

Hugs!!!!! :)

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-14 13:18:33 -0500 Report

artqueen: Go to the recipe section. There is a green bar on the righ of the page that says add a recipe. Click on it and the page to add your recipe will come. I am looking forward to seeing some of your recipes.

MicNeil 2014-05-10 01:46:23 -0500 Report

Have had constipation problems for years. My new Doc said most people do not take enough magnesium I was only taking what was in my Multiple Vitamin. He started me on 600 mg/daily and said increase that 300mg every 3 days until diarrhea started…then back off to the last increment. Said that's the way to find out what amount your body needs as everyone needs different amount. I found out I needed 900mg daily. I get mine here: Constipation problem solved.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-14 13:24:57 -0500 Report

MicNeil: I checked out the website you posted. Glad to hear you found one that works for you. I have never had a problem with diarhea, I also have had the constipation problem for many years. Magnesium doesn't effect me that way either. Maybe I should try what you are taking if it can solve the problem.

artqween 2014-05-10 07:02:10 -0500 Report

Try prune juice and start walking… Cauliflower, glass of v8 juice makes me go bm ;) good luck, do u eat fiber foods?? Aww :( we r here for you… Hey btw

haoleboy 2014-05-10 16:13:30 -0500 Report

A 1 cup serving of prune juice has 44.7 g of carbohydrates and 42.1 g of sugar (but only 2.6 g of fiber) … recommending that to a diabetic is insane.
look at flax seed meal if you are wanting to increase fiber … 1 tablespoon has 3 g carb, zero sugar and 3 grams of fiber.

artqween 2014-05-09 22:45:46 -0500 Report

My cholesterol is close to 300 and I have high blood pressure :( 260 lbs. yikes!!!! I believe I am a diabetic… mag. here I come…
The good side I went for a breast cancer screening Yeayee, it pinched though.. Ouch! I believe I saw white dots in my screening though. A nurse let me see my test.. doesn't look good friends… :(
Everyone join me and get screened tomorrow possibly plez plez?? "Great health in 2014"

Rmj814 2014-05-09 23:21:36 -0500 Report

My doctor and Insurance company keeps track of this . I get a letter each year about the screenings. Also my CYN check-up is over-do, but I have an appointment next week for that. I hope you get the treatment you need. God Bless you !

artqween 2014-05-10 07:04:18 -0500 Report

R u negative hopefully?? R u keeping up with ur screenings?? Not just ur dr. & insurance?? Hey btw
Thanx for sharing :) keep'm coming create a breast screening party/gathering peeps??? Let's start saving lives??? :) :) :)
Starting with ourselves???

Rmj814 2014-05-14 11:04:03 -0500 Report

All clear from my CYN and Mammoram testing. I know we all have to keeep up on these tests.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-12 23:32:40 -0500 Report

At our volunteer fire dept. we have started a screening event. The local hospital comes out to our fire dept. and test us in their mobile van. It has become a yearly event and we visit and share on how nice it is to get together and get our screenings. Almost like a screening party. Yeah!!!

Rmj814 2014-05-10 15:07:54 -0500 Report

Yes I do, My mother died of Lung cancer on Mother's day 40 years ago. I don't want to go through what she had to do. she wasd only 66.

artqween 2014-05-09 22:38:34 -0500 Report

Mag. helps with ADHD I think. Helps with sugar regulation I believe?? Good stuff.
Make sure there's no warning on the back of the bottle though like hasn't been tested yet?? That concerns me… and the product is on the market still?? Yikes??
Peace to all peeps :)

fatso200 2014-05-09 09:41:12 -0500 Report

I recently started taking magnesium in the morning and at night and I noticed my mood seems to be a little improved. Also I was achey and feeling like I had a terminal illness but after a week of taking magnesium oxide supplements all that went away. I know a woman who suffered 7 years of severe mental illness and it was recently determined through biopsy that she had a severe magnesium defficiency. They hyped up her magnesium with supllemental injections and she' s doing much better. I think everyone could use some more magnesium as the agricultural soils are becoming depleted of that mineral and none of us are getting enough in our diets.

nikeone 2014-05-08 16:54:05 -0500 Report

Great post Gabby. I just have concerns about two of the food sources - soy and low fat yoghurt. Soy is riddled with GM soy, especially in the USA, and can alter hormonal balance due to phytoestrogen content (has oestrogen like effects), further deteriorating diabetic health. The low fat mantra is one of the reasons why we are where we are today - in the middle of a diabetic and chronic illness pandemic.Not balancing our fat intake (low fat) leads to no sense of fullness on eating. Then we compensate by gorging on sugar laden food, raising our blood sugar level.You know the rest…

tabby9146 2014-05-09 07:52:36 -0500 Report

yes, I have read this and I believe it. it is sad how so many low fat products have too much sugar. I bought into that Snackwells and all that stuff way back, in the early 90s I think it was, when most of this started coming out.

GabbyPA 2014-05-08 20:10:29 -0500 Report

I have to agree with you on the soy for sure. I also choose foods that are not labeled low fat because they tend to have more sugar in them.

nikeone 2014-05-09 02:48:57 -0500 Report

Thanks for starting this post Gabby. On the low fat issue, I have two observations - Eskimos, Inuits etc eating their traditional fare (which is high fat, whale, seal meat etc) do not have a high incidence of diabetes or other chronic illness. Also, since the low fat eating advice started, chronic degenerative neurological illnesses like Alzheimer's have increased in incidence. The brain as well as nerves have a significant component of fatty tissue. Could low fat intake be at least partly to blame? Food for thought…

haoleboy 2014-05-08 23:43:09 -0500 Report

I eat 'light' or non-fat yogurt as it is the lowest in carbs that I have found … but do eat lots of butter, coconut oil and other 'fats'

jigsaw 2014-05-08 15:44:58 -0500 Report

I'm happy to say that I eat quite a bit of every food listed except pumpkin seeds! Good info to keep in mind!

nyrobm 2014-05-08 13:35:53 -0500 Report

wow, i been taking extra magnesium for the heart —had know idea it helps blood sugar levels ———thank the good lord ,he leads us even when we are not aware of his intervention !!!!!!

jayabee52 2014-05-08 13:32:32 -0500 Report

OH Drat! Most of those foods are on my no-no list for dialysis. About the only one I may eat is Kale.

GabbyPA 2014-05-08 14:04:14 -0500 Report

I have grown to like kale. I use it in my salads and juice it. If you see my photos, you will see my tower garden that is full of kale.

Rmj814 2014-05-09 11:42:35 -0500 Report

Has anyone baked Kale? You can make Kale chips. by baking the Kale in an low heated oven, cut it into bite sized pieces, add a small amount of olive oil or spray your pan with Pam, after you take them out of the oven, sprinkle garlic or onion powder on them… Enjoy !

GabbyPA 2014-05-09 15:02:31 -0500 Report

I have baked them, but you have to be very watchful because it takes an instant for them to go from crispy to charcoal. LOL....that is experience talking. I toss mine in some olive oil, and you are right, season them after, because once I added my seasoning before and it stuck to a couple of leaves and was WAY too much.

Rmj814 2014-05-10 15:42:45 -0500 Report

I like the crunch of eating potato chips, so I thought this to be an alternative to regular chips… plus I'm getting the nutrition Mag. with it ;-)

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-08 23:31:32 -0500 Report

Gabby, I like juicing too! I like to drink a glass at least every other day. I also like to add kale to my soups, especially squash soup. I also take a magnesium capsule everyday.

GabbyPA 2014-05-09 15:03:55 -0500 Report

I was taking magnesium through what they call cell salts. The dissolve under your tongue. I am out of them now and need to get some.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-09 13:01:51 -0500 Report

Tabby, my husband did a lot of research on migraines and found that Magnesium Citrate works best for them, it also absorbs better due to the citrate form. What I am taking we got at my drug store OTC which is- 100% Magnesium Citrate, liquid softgels. Here are the supplement facts; calories 15, calories from fat 10, total fat 1g, saturated fat 1g, total carb 2g, protien less than 1g, magnesium as citrate 250mg 63%, Daily value based on a 2000 cal. diet. Serving size is 2 a day (but I only took one starting out ). Mine is made by; Nature Made. It has helped with my migraines!!!

jigsaw 2014-05-08 16:23:25 -0500 Report

Thanks to you, I became aware of the benefits of kale. I currently purchase a prewashed mixture of kale, spinach, and carrot slivers when food shopping. Delicious when added to salads!

haoleboy 2014-05-08 12:23:29 -0500 Report

Thanks for the link Gabby. I was pleased (and surprised) to find that
i eat all the foods on that list regularly.


tabby9146 2014-05-08 11:01:10 -0500 Report

I will watch this!! In the diabetes summit videos, there has been quite a bit of talk about magnesium, along with many other supplements.

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