Hawkesbury District Independent June 2017 #85 - Page 42

SUFFERING constant BACK PAIN? Want to ENJOY LIFE again? Work & play like you used to after just a few sessions! I’ve personally developed this technique after 16 years experience: “After years of severe back pain I’m now enjoying golf, fully pain free and even started brick-laying again!” John Hasler, Glenmore Park Andreas Klein Nutritionist & Remedial Therapist BSc, Adv Dip Nut Med, DRM “I’d given up really - I’d tried so many things. In just a couple of sessions the pain and muscle spasms had gone. I’d recommend your work to anyone.” Craig Gibson, Richmond free offer! If you’re sick of being in constant back pain CALL NOW for your FREE 30min Assessment Session! Valued at $55 Remedial Muscle Elogation Therapy targets the cause of chronic back pain and inflammation to really eliminate them. This technique works well for shoulders and knees too! Call Andreas 0418 166 269 CALL OUT TO OUR READERS Do you know someone... ...who has a great story to tell? ...who has an unusual hobby? ... who deserves some recognition for hard work? ... who has a favourite place in their world? ... who has two totally different lives – accountant by day, marathon runner on the weekend? WE WANT TO TELL THEIR STORY TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY If you know of someone let us know by contacting us via our website www.hdinews.com.au, send an email to info@hdinews.com.au or call Julie on 0421 574 093. If we use one of your story leads you could win a $50.00 shopping card! 42 ISSUE 85 // JUNE 2017 health & wellbeing Magnesium the forgotten bone mineral! with Andreas Klein Magnesium (Mg) has been defined as the forgotten electrolyte, in bone. 60% of your body’s magnesium is contained in bone and although it makes up only 1% of the mineral in bone, deficiency can heavily impact bone health. There are many reasons for Magnesium deficiency including rare genetic conditions. In modern society Mg deficiency is mostly due to poor diet and medications such as some diuretics, antibiotics or anti- neoplastic drugs. Much of today’s diet consists of refined and/or processed cereal-crop carbohydrate foods from which most magnesium (Mg) has been removed or unavailable. Examples include cereal or toast for breakfast, multigrain sandwich bread for lunch; spaghetti bol, pizza, or fluffy white rice for dinner. Diuretics used for blood pressure control for example can cause loss of magnesium through the kidneys. Research suggests that many western women have a Mg intake that’s 30-56% below their 320mg recommended daily intake (RDI), men 38-59% below their 420mg RDI. Some countries recommend much higher intakes i.e. 500 – 1250mg daily; and stress increases your Mg requirements to over 1000mg per day. This can lead to Mg deficiency. Animal experiments show us that Mg intakes 75% below requirement leads to decreased bone volume and trabecular thickness. How does this happen? Low magnesium intake and deficiency: 1. Alters form of mineral crystals in bone making bones much weaker 2. Lowers blood levels Green, leafy of ‘bone vegetables building’ such as parathyroid spinach hormone is a great (PTH) source of 3. Lowers magnesium. the ability of ‘bone building’ and other cells to respond to PTH which can lead to loss of calcium through the kidneys 4. Reduces the body’s ability to convert vitamin D to its active form (1,25 vitamin D). which stimulates calcium uptake from food 5. Increases chronic production of inflammatory mediators which depress bone building and stimulate bone resorption resulting in weak bones [osteopenia] 6. May lead to low grade acidity of blood which increases calcium loss from bone. Mg probably buffers against blood acidity to prevent this. Longer term use (over two years) of magnesium supplements after menopause prevented fractures. In one trial, 71% of women experienced a significant increase in bone density. Interestingly very high Mg intake may be harmful to bone by: 1. depressing bone mineralisation 2. inhibiting bone mineral crystal formation 3. producing mineralization defects. This can lead to weaker bones and more fractures. Many patients ask me, ‘so can’t I just take that as a supplement?’ The short answer - ‘Yes you can!’ But you risk skewing metabolism when you take single nutrients, because they never work in isolation! So, most of the time, the best source is always whole unprocessed foods. Sesame seeds, Brazil nuts and almonds are three of the best magnesium sources; green leafy vegetables such as silver beet and spinach, beans, even kefir yoghurt are also excellent magnesium foods that will help keep your bones strong. Do you suffer with Urinary Incontinence?? We have the solution! The “Beat the Incontinence Chair” where you simply sit on the chair fully clothed and a powerful electro magnet stimulates your muscles 3200 times. It is non invasive, non surgical and painless. • The treatment is covered fully by Medicare • Consulting Monday – Thursday • By appointment only rebates available Dr David Richardson Phone 4578 6442 info@drdgr.com | www.drdgr.com 32 West Market Street, Richmond www.hdinews.com.au THE hawkesbury INDEPENDENT