Magnesium is critical for health. This amazing mineral is responsible for driving important processes in our body through its involvement in more than 600 enzymatic reactions, including energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Magnesium regulates muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels and blood pressure. It’s also necessary for making protein, bone and DNA, and is involved with regulation of our neurotransmitters, making it important for mental health, as well. Continue reading “8 Important Reasons to Take Magnesium”
Do you get tired around 2:00 pm every day? If you do, you aren’t alone. For many, this is a common occurrence, and there can be a number of reasons. But what can you do to avoid the mid-afternoon slump? Let’s look at some of the causes and go from there.
If you are an early riser, you are more likely to feel tired between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. People who wake up early in the morning may actually need a nap because their body’s natural sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm) has kicked in. Continue reading “How to Avoid Mid-Afternoon Slump”
Are you going through the day feeling sluggish, even though you have had 7 to 8 hours of sleep? It may not be your amount of sleep that’s making you feel less than your best. Rather, what you are eating may be at fault. Is your diet making you tired?
How Often Are You Eating? Do you need some coffee mid-afternoon to make it through the rest of the workday? Many of us hit an afternoon “lull” around 3-4 pm. It may be due to a drop in blood sugar. Having a healthy snack between meals will keep blood sugar balanced, keep metabolism up, can help to support healthy weight loss, and can prevent afternoon fatigue.
Sugar Control: Avoid sugary snacks that will cause large fluctuations in blood sugar, and instead pair a piece of fruit with some yogurt or nut butter. Make your own trail mix with raw nuts and seeds. Try some veggies with hummus. What you may notice with all of these snack options is that they all include a little protein and some fiber – both important to a healthy diet. Protein and fiber help to stabilize blood sugar, promote regular elimination, and support optimal health, including energy, focus and stamina to get through your day. Continue reading “Is Your Diet Making You Tired?”
I recently had a customer email me about how tired she was. Her diet was pretty good, she was sleeping well, and blood work was coming back normal. She eventually tried numerous supplements. The one she had success with was Pathway Myo-Mag.
Pathway Myo-Mag is a supplement that contains ingredients known to participate in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the body. ATP basically is our energy source and it is in every single one of our cells. One capsule of Myo-Mag contains 100 mg of magnesium and 440 mg of malic acid. Important B vitamins are also included for added energy support.
It is known that when certain nutrients are not present in adequate amounts within the mitochondria, a vicious cycle can occur in which ATP is not created in amounts sufficient for proper cell function. Insufficient amounts of ATP mean that the B vitamins will not adequately be produced, leading to improper metabolism and further reductions in ATP production. The result: fatigue and muscle weakness.
What are the benefits of Pathway Myo-Mag? Continue reading “Pathway MYO-MAG : Energy Support”
Stress is unavoidable and is part of our lives.
Some stress can be good. A certain amount of stress motivates us to grow and mature. However, constant stress can lead to a host of health problems. Over the next few weeks, this series will look at how stress can cause anxiety, depression, memory problems and overall mood issues. We will also discuss some natural remedies for dealing with stress, including what you can do to avoid it in the first place.
Our bodies are designed to handle stress. In fact, the adrenal glands are the endocrine organs responsible for the body’s response to stress. However, when stress is prolonged, the physical effects of stress begin to show. This is due to increased production by the adrenal glands of the hormone cortisol, which can affect everything from blood sugar levels to thyroid hormone production and sleep quality.
Fortunately, there are measures that can be taken to reduce the physical and emotional toll of stress on the body. Stress reduction techniques like meditation, biofeedback, exercising, or yoga are invaluable. In addition, there are several nutritional supplements that can reduce the effects of stress. To learn more about what you can do, visit our blog next week, when we will be talking about anxiety.
If you would like some support now, Village Green’s naturopathic doctors and certified nutritionists are available for individualized consultations for a personal assessment of your unique situation. During your appointment (either by phone or in-person), our practitioners will: Continue reading “Dealing With Stress: A Natural Approach”