Minerals

Why Does My Eye Twitch? Why Do I Get Leg Cramps?

by in Kitchen Sink, Minerals, Pain Management, Restless Leg Syndrome April 27, 2008

Most muscles twitch due to calcium and magnesium deficiency, especially the eye. Although our eyes might twitch a bit when we are annoyed, a twitchy eye is typically the initial warning sign of calcium deficiency. Basic Human Physiology 101: Calcium helps our muscles contract and when deficient the muscles begin to spasm in “tetany”. Magnesium […]

Reasons To Consider Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation

by in Kitchen Sink, Minerals, Vitamins February 20, 2008

All human beings need adequate micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements) for good health. Ideally, we would be able to obtain all the necessary micronutrients from a well balanced diet. However, the nutritional quality of the food in our world has been steadily declining, particularly in the last century. In the past, people ate […]

Magnesium and Cardiovascular Health

by in Heart Disease, Minerals January 10, 2008

A strong connection has been drawn between magnesium deficiency and cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease, mitral valve prolapse, irregular heart rhythms, and fatal heart attacks. The role of magnesium in the following processes is well documented: • Maintains regular heartbeat and muscle tone, and prevents muscle spasms of the arteries. • Prevents […]

Osteoporosis

by in Calcium, Minerals, Osteoporosis January 10, 2008

Osteoporosis is a complex condition resulting in reduced bone mass and weakened internal bone structure, leading to increased likelihood of bone fractures. Most individuals lose bone mass as a natural consequence of aging, but it is when this bone loss goes beyond what is normal that osteoporosis occurs. It is more common in females than […]