- I am tired often
- I have trouble falling asleep or have insomnia.
- I am sensitive to loud noises
- I have fewer than two bowel movements a day
- I have asthma
- I experience muscle twitching
- I experience leg or hand cramps.
- I frequently experience headaches or migraines.
- I have PMS most months
- I have restless leg syndrome
- I frequently feel irritable
- I have depression and/or anxiety
- I have acid reflux
- I have a lot of stress in my life
- I have ADD or autism
- I experience heart flutters, skipped beats, or palpitations.
I rarely talk about supplements in isolation, but magnesium is one nutrient that the majority of people are deficient in. This can be caused by a lack of magnesium rich food, but most likely it is due to the stress that is put on our systems. Some foods that are magnesium rich include kelp, almonds, cashews and green leafy vegetables. Some indications that you may be deficient in magnesium according to the web site, www.drhyman.com, include the following:
Total Renewal by Frank Lipman, M.D.
The majority of the maladies that we experience can be traced to an unhealthy gut. Not only does the gut digest food, but it also plays a major role in our immune and nervous systems. Have you ever been stressed and felt the stress in your gut - upset stomach, loss of appetite, diarrhea? Keeping the gut healthy can go a long way in maintaining overall health. The gut is also important for detoxification. We are exposed to more and more toxins each day, and this puts a lot of stress on our gut. Dr. Lipman uses a program developed by Jeffrey Bland to promote intestinal health - the plan is as follows: