Magnesium Deficiency Is A Serious Issue

Feeling fatigued you may have a magnesium deficiency.  Head over to www.meetwithtisa.com to find out if you have any of the symptoms.

Listen up my favorite people. YOU need to serious look at your magnesium intake. And I'm not talking table salt here, folks.

Magnesium is used by every organ in your body. Ya know, organs like your heart, muscles, and kidneys. Those guys are pretty important. So, if you've been suffering from fatigue, muscle weakness or spasms, or even abnormal heart rhythms you may have a magnesium deficiency.

Blood Test Won't Tell You

This news is not to be taken lightly or set aside to "I'll check on this later." News flash though, If you just had some blood work done and magnesium wasn't listed as a deficiency. It doesn't mean you don't have a deficiency because only 1% of magnesium in your body is distributed in your blood.

Estimates are showing up to 80% of Americans are not getting enough magnesium. WHAT!! This more than likely includes you........and I. Yikes!!!!! 80%, now that's a shit ton of people. Population of 318.9 million in 2014......80% is 255.1 million Americans with magnesium deficiency. Now those are some huge numbers people.

Not Concerned Yet? 

Read on you stubborn mule.

Not only is magnesium important for your heart, muscles and kidneys it is also necessary for :

  • Activating your muscles and nerves
  • Creating energy in your body
  • Helping your body digest proteins, fats, and carbs
    • Can also be effective for pain management, increase an injuries recovery, reduce inflammation, flexibility, prevents disease, eczema psoriasis

Still Not Convinced?

Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND states in her book, The Magnesium Miracle, that magnesium deficiency may trigger 22 medical conditions. Of which some are heart, liver, and kidney disease, osteoporosis, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, tooth decay, insomnia, migraines, blood clots, fatigue and more.........

Signs You May Have A Magnesium Deficiency

How do you know if you have a deficiency it's not detected with a blood test. Here are some early signs of magnesium deficiency:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue

Why do Americans Have Magnesium Deficiency?

Herbicides blocks the utilization of minerals in most of our foods grown today. Then we go and cook the rest of the magnesium right out of our foods.  Answer to this is grown your own food if you can.

Consuming a lot of sugary foods and beverages........which Americans just love to do..... causes your body to excrete magnesium through your kidneys.......resulting in magnesium loss.

Other factors to consider:

  • Menopause
  • Large amounts of soda or caffeine
  • Older age
  • An unhealthy digestive systems

Whoa Nelly

Word of caution here about calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D must be balanced with magnesium

So don't run out and get yourself a magnesium supplement or load up on these others. You must look at calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D and magnesium together, because these guys all work synergistically with one another.

Too much calcium without the counterbalance of magnesium can lead to a heart attack. Your muscles tend to go into spasm with too much calcium and not enough magnesium. Your precious heart muscle is not a fan of this. Trust me.

Discuss with your doctor or do your research carefully when deciding  how much of each of these essentials you are going to add to your daily diet.

Magnesium

Keeping late night hours to work on your hustle causing you fatigue? This may be true but you may also have a magnesium deficiency. Head over to www.meetwithtisa.com to get the scoop on how 80% of Americans have this deficiency.

Magnesium is found in leafy greens. Adding greens to your juicing is a good way to increase your magnesium.  If you can't grow your own, organic may have more magnesium.  Here's the beef on a magnesium supplement. There's no such thing as a 100% magnesium supplement. Increase your greens is a better bet.

or.........

My favorite way to increase my magnesium is to pamper myself in a nice hot epsom salt bath. I also make my own magnesium oil. I use 1:1 magnesium chloride brine flakes and water, simmer, cool, and add to a spray bottle. I add a several sprays to my coconut oil lotion (yep, I make it too) and apply to my legs and arms.

Some Benefits You May Be Gifted From Magnesium

  • Better sleep
  • Relieves stress
  • Increase energy
  • Strengthen immune
  • Eases headaches
  • Eases PMS 
  • Improves bone health.....strength and loss preventive
  • Hydrates skin
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Supports a healthy libido

I hope by now you're on board with the importance of your magnesium levels. If you're having any of the signs of magnesium deficiency start with taking some epsom salt baths. And by all means cut your sugar. I know this sugar issue keeps rearing its ugly head. Seriously though, sugar in excessive amounts will do you no good. You'll be surprised how much sugar you consume in one day. I was. I thought I was doing really good with keeping my sugar intake low, but after I documented my sugar intake for a week.......I freaked out.

I think I'm gonna go take a hot bath and let the magnesium restore my energies and remove some toxins. Of course, wine.....definitely wine will be in the picture. You'll be surprised that if you drink alcohol in excess, it may interfere with absorption of vitamin D, which in turn is helpful for magnesium absorption. SCORE! So two glass of wine it is.

Warning.....being a repeat offender to excessive alcohol consumption has it's own issues you don't want to deal with. Be smart. Be sassy.

Off to my bath. Goodnight!


xoxo, Tisa


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4 Methods To Clear Out Mental Fog

Mental Fog

Let me tell ya, when you don't get enough sleep more things than being grumpy are going on.

Trading a little sleep here and there, starts adding up. This type of trading will not make your life richer by any means.


Your body is a machine and you had better get serious with how you're treating it.

What Are The Risks?

  • You are putting your health at risk. Especially heart health.
  • You are putting your creativity at risk or at the least a dull roar. Yikes!
  • You are putting yourself in position for weight gain.Who wants that?
  • You are putting your relationships at risk. No one, wants to hang with a grumpy bear.
  • You are impairing your memory. Mental fog.
  • You are impairing your concentration. No concentration...No productivity.
  • How Much Sleep Do I Really Need....anyway???

Research shows that adults need an average of 7-9 hours of sleep for optimal functionality

Sleep Is Powerful and Your Body Thrives With It.

Sleep affects your daily functioning and your PHYSICAL and MENTAL health.

During sleep your body releases appetite hormones.....suppresses ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and stimulate leptin, which controls appetite.

Sleepy time is when your body REPAIRS cells and DETOXES cells.

Time To Get Serious........or You're Gonna Suffer

Your body is a machine and you had better get serious with how you're treating it.

You can't expect your body to perform 100% with an empty tank.....and I'm not just talking food and water.

Stop Being Disrespectful.....To Yourself!

Your body requires and deserves better treatment. Look at what all it does for you. 

Do I need to make "a list" for you? Really? Make your own damn list this time. It's not difficult.

Working in Physical Therapy has opened my eyes daily as to how quickly your body's function can be taken away. In a snap of the fingers!

I see teenagers on their second or third joint or ligament surgery. I see people my AGE unable to walk without assistance. Let me tell you, I'm not ready to use a walker. Oh, hell no. Not if I can take care of myself to prevent it......however, accidents do happen. Just stating the facts. 

 Well Shit, Now That You Put It That Way

Respect that body of yours!

Love your body!

Nourish your body with plenty of water, good food, and 7-9 hours of sleep every single day. Just doing these simple and I mean simple things your body will perform for you at it optimal. You WILL be impressed. Give it a try. See how your days become less stressful, less ailments, more productive, and more enjoyable.

Are You Willing To Give Up "STUFF" For Your Health?

I hope right now you are nodding your head up and down!

What's it going to hurt to make sure you have enough sleep in your life. Not a damn thing. Well unless it really means the world to you to stay up late every night to watch TV....oh gawd I hope not. Or, if you really must go clubbing every Friday and Saturday....again...gawd I hope not.

I'm not saying you shouldn't do these things..... but choose wisely! Plan a TV night (yes, a...meaning one or maybe two....TV's not that great these days anyways), or one or two nights a month to go clubbing. But, really I do hope these are not your THINGS that are stealing your health. Just saying.

It's Really That Simple

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Just sleep for 7-9 hours per night, drink 1/2 your body weight in ounce of water, and eat healthy and fresh foods. Oh yeah, and exercise....hmm, I thinks that's going to need to be on a post of it's own.

Good night peeps! Gotta get my....well, looks like 7.5 hours if I crawl into bed in the next 20 minutes.

Sleep. Water. Good Clean Food. Exercise

xoxo Tisa

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DIY Sunscreen Bars

DIY Sunscreen and it's chemical free.

Sunscreen Bars

Ingredrients:

1 cup unrefined coconut oil

1 cup shea butter

1 cup beeswax pellets

3 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil

2 tablespoons Zinc Oxide

20 drops YL carrot seed essential oil

10-20 drops of YL lemongrass or lavender essential oil

Instructions:

Combine top 4 ingredients in a double boiler. Bring water to boil. Stir constantly until melted.

Carefully and quickly stir in ZO and EO's. 

Pour into sillicon molds or muffin cups.

Allow to cool completely before popping out of mold.

Store at room temperature below 80 degrees or in fridge. 

Apply before sun exposure and apply often as you would with any sunscreen.

Note:

For easy clean up put all bowls, pans, spoons in fridge and let mixture harden to allow you to pop off. I wish I knew this when I made my first batch.

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