Masters of Health Magazine April 2019 - Page 51

Oral magnesium tablets and powders are often difficult to digest and absorb properly, so that very little magnesium ends up getting to the interior and inside cells of the body. In the case of severe magnesium deficiency you can give the recovery process a nudge with better results using higher concentrations of magnesium supplementation via:

1) Intravenous injection by a doctor, OR

2) Daily transdermal magnesium application,

which can allow more magnesium to pass through the skin compared to the gut wall in the digestive system. This option is also safe and easily tolerated. You can use as much as you like because the body knows how much it needs to absorb from the skin.

Everyone's needs are different and adult magnesium requirements can vary from 300mg to over 1,000mg per day. It depends on diet, age and also how much is lost in the urine. Your body will respond and give you feedback, such as better relaxation and sleep, no more cramps, better immune strength, normalising blood pressure and improvement in energy and wellness, when magnesium levels are being restored.

The good news is that our DNA programming knows how to be well and healthy and all it needs is to be supplied with all the right materials to do that job well. After you give the body what it needs all the healing gets done while you are resting. Nature is very clever that way! Be persistent and practice a healthy lifestyle discipline until you develop new good habits. Bit by bit it gets better and better. Perhaps get a buddy to do these things with.

Over time and with practice, living well and healthy becomes the norm and very automatic. In fact, you won’t want to go back to the old bad habits. You’ll run the other way! Optimal wellness makes you burst out with joy and contentedness as the brain recovers and the real you takes over. Creativity bubbles up, your inner coping strength returns, enthusiasm sets in for projects and before you know it, you will be busy building and creating a better world.

This life is a precious gift, but it needs nurturing and love. All life needs love - from your garden plants to pets, as well as us humans! Starting with healthy clean food and environment is the first step to loving ourselves and others. So chill out with magnesium and surrender to Nature’s life force, as it moves through every cell to recharge you.

By Sandy Sanderson, © 2019

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