It's estimated that up to 60 percent of adults experience occasional leg cramps. For some, these cramps are merely an annoyance. But for others, leg cramps can be downright painful, making it difficult to walk or even stand.
There are several possible causes of leg cramps, including dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and muscle fatigue. But one of the most common culprits is magnesium deficiency.
We think it's absolutely critical that everyone has access to the knowledge and tools to prepare our body when situations like this arise. We believe the quality of our individual operating systems depends upon the inputs, including what you feed it both physically and mentally.
You’d be hard-pressed to find any medical professional who would deny that there’s a connection between your brain and gut. In fact, the growing body of research validating this link only proves that they’re connected in more ways than we could have possibly realized.
The term ‘Trigger Point’ (TrP) may mean different things to different doctors, pain practitioners and patients. I am going to use the term in its true form, albeit with my own thoughts on the mechanism’s fine print.
There are times when our body may choose to interfere with the calcium magnesium balance to improve survival. Since calcium is the “on” switch for cardiac, vascular and skeletal muscle, a move towards calcium dominance will increase the contractility of all of those muscles resulting in more blood being pumped against higher resistance with a higher blood pressure.Skeletal muscles will likely be stronger and more able to react rapidly.
Vegetable oils are better termed industrial seed oils since they’re not made from vegetables and an industrial process is required to extract them. When you hear “vegetable oils”, think industrial seed oils, and understand what that means.
Magnesium lost the celebrity status in medicine that it rightfully deserves when it lost the “Battle of High Blood Pressure” back in the middle of the 20th century. Medical history was written by calcium, the victor, and it’s not pretty. We are all paying for that loss and the cost has been enormous.