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Wellness Mama’s Guide: Healthy Pregnancy

3 March 2015 - Posted by Kathryn Kos under

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Wellness Mama's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy

Looking for some thorough information on how to have a healthy pregnancy? This guide written by Katie, The Wellness Mama is full of useful tips. Katie partnered with Joule Birth, an organization working to bring basic medical supplies, alternative energy and midwife/doctor training to remote areas of the world. 100% of the proceeds from this e-book go to help Joule Birth’s efforts.

The Wellness Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy discusses both prenatal nutrition and lifestyle changes that lead to an optimal pregnancy. She details foods to focus on and foods to avoid during pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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The Truth About Colds & How to Boost Your Immune System

5 February 2015 - Posted by Kathryn Kos under

Pasteur vs BechampWant to know the truth about fighting colds? Many people think the correct way to strengthen your immune system is to “kill off the germs.” A bit of medical history reveals a different story. A French biologist named Antoine Bechamp was a prominent teacher in the 1800’s who studied and taught cell biology. He would be much more prominent of a figure today, if it wasn’t for Louis Pasteur and his germ theories.

Pasteur researched information on the germ theory of disease and did everything in his power to get his name on it, going so far as to claim he actually “discovered” germs. This set the stage for pasteurization and modern pharmaceutical interventions for fighting off illness.

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Healthy Reading: Pottenger’s Prophecy

5 February 2015 - Posted by Kathryn Kos under

Pottenger's CatPoor nutritional choices have a direct impact on our immune health. The theory of epigenetics suggests that the foods we consume, as well as how we prepare and store these foods, can alter our genetics and the genetics of our offspring. Therefore poor immune health in the parent can actually be passed on to the genetics of the child. This impact can last for several generations!

Pottenger’s Prophecy reveals how we can alter our genes through consuming, storing, and preparing quality foods unlike that of a standard industrialized diet.

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Magnesium Deficiency & Soda

1 January 2015 - Posted by Kathryn Kos under

If you are among those that enjoy fizzy soft drinks… you may want to reconsider!

We humans do not produce magnesium on our own. Magnesium and other minerals can only be obtained from the earth. Their biological role is multifaceted. Minerals help to maintain the pH of the body and are necessary for proper nerve conduction, contracting and relaxing muscles, and tissue growth.

Drinking Soda Can Rob Your Body of Necessary Minerals | Ancient Minerals BlogMany people are unaware of the negative effect soda drinking has on mineral intake, mineral absorption and assimilation within the body. In middle-aged adults, consumption of one soda a day is associated with a 48% higher prevalence and incidence of multiple metabolic risk factors linked to magnesium deficiency, such as diabetes, obesity, and higher resting blood pressure. Carbonated soda consumption is negatively associated with achieving adequate calcium and magnesium in children aged 6 years and older. Consuming just 8 ounces of carbonated soda decreases the likelihood of achieving recommended calcium intake for children by 40%.

In this piece we will be discussing the different components of soda that contribute to magnesium depletion in the body.

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Female Guide to Magnesium – Part 1

5 August 2014 - Posted by Ashley under , ,

Female Guide to Magnesium - Part 1: Obstacles Women Face in Maintaining Adequate Magnesium LevelsIf you’ve ever walked the supplement aisles of a grocery store, you’ve probably noticed that there are very well-defined differences in men’s vs. women’s supplements. This same principle applies not only to blends of vitamins, minerals, and herbs in individual products, but also to label-recommended use and dosage amounts. Women have not only their own multivitamins, but also multivitamin varieties, blends catering to reproductive and sexual health, anti-aging formulas, fitness supplements, and (of course) weight loss aids.

In light of these important differences, we figured: Why not magnesium?

In this two part series we’ll explore the unique needs and options that women have for ensuring optimal magnesium. However, before we get into tactics on intake, we first need to tackle the obstacles that women in particular face.

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5 Reasons To Pack Magnesium For Your Vacation

9 April 2014 - Posted by Ashley

If you’re amongst the many people who are taking time off for Spring Break, we have something we’d like to impart…5 Reasons To Pack Magnesium For Your Vacation | Ancient Minerals

Don’t forget your magnesium!

So often when we decide to set off for relaxation, fun, or just a change from our everyday routine, we forget some of the most important items in our effort to just let go and enjoy. But what if we told you that bringing something as simple as magnesium along on your trip could, in fact, help you enjoy your trip a lot more?

Here are 5 great reasons why you should make room in your suitcase for your magnesium:

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Pre-Menstrual Syndrome & Magnesium

4 February 2014 - Posted by Ashley under , ,

Ladies, it’s time to bump magnesium up your priority list, and here’s why…

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome & Magnesium | Ancient Minerals   #pms A while back I decided to embark on a month of “clean living.” Since I already live a relatively clean lifestyle, this concept was more of a “fine tuning” than total rehabilitation. I started by deleting caffeine and alcohol – not that I was consuming either excessively, but both of these are diuretics, causing an unnecessary loss of minerals and fluids. I also set up reminders for myself to ensure that I took my vitamins, bumped up my activity levels, and got adequate amounts of sleep. I lowered my sugar intake, ate more raw foods, and kicked up my “good fat” consumption.

One extra thing that I did was to make a conscious and consistent effort to really boost my magnesium levels through both topical and oral supplementation. Of course, one might assume, since I have magnesium literally at my fingertips, that I have no problem getting sufficient amounts. However, I’m only human and even I find myself needing to renew my habits now and again.

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Stressed Out? You May Be Magnesium Deficient…

9 January 2014 - Posted by Ashley under ,

Stressed Out? You May Be Magnesium Deficient | Ancient MineralsStress is a funny thing… it seems to pop up at the most inconvenient times, or add an extra hurdle to already difficult situations. It can push emotions to their limits, negatively impact the immune system, and exacerbate pain or chronic conditions.

And unfortunately, oftentimes the stresses of life are unavoidable.

However, despite the fact that stressful stimuli abounds, there are ways to but to truly reinforce your body’s own ability to handle stress. One of these, as you may imagine, is maintaining good health. Of course, in today’s busy world, that can be easier said than done!

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Intravenous and Inhaled Magnesium for Childhood Asthma

20 December 2013 - Posted by Ashley under ,

Intravenous and Inhaled Magnesium Sulphate in Management of Children with Bronchial Asthma | Ancient MineralsAlthough we’ve discussed the benefits of magnesium for those with asthma and allergies, a new study released in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine has displayed further evidence that the use of magnesium – inhaled magnesium – is a powerful means of battling childhood asthma.

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Background:

Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood and the leading cause of childhood morbidity. When uncontrolled, asthma can place significant limits on daily life, and is sometimes fatal. The use of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) is one of numerous treatment options available during acute severe asthma in children. The efficacy of intravenous, or inhaled MgSO4 has been demonstrated, while little is known about the actual clinical use of either intravenous (IV) or inhaling MgSO4.

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Magnesium Levels Vital to Brain and Mental Health

5 November 2013 - Posted by Ashley under , , ,

Magnesium Levels Vital to Brain and Mental Health | Ancient Minerals BlogNovember is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and the serious issues of cognitive health will be in the spotlight in the coming weeks. The medical community agrees that cognitive impairment (CI), ranging from mild to severe, is almost epidemic in the U.S. as the Baby Boomer generation is aging and living longer. Scientists believe one reason is that the human brain begins shrinking after age 25. Structural changes and loss of brain synapses lead to rapid decline in cognitive health.

The solution is still unclear, however the good news is that the human brain has a greater degree of plasticity than scientists previously believed, and new studies, specifically those made in nutritional research, show that magnesium deficiency in adults may play a more important role in CI, and more seriously, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), than previously thought.

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