February 10, 2019

Intermittent Fasting


Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between eating and fasting -- NOT focusing on calorie counting. Research has shown it can increase rate of fat burn and benefit heart health.

Here is a sample schedule of what I typically follow for intermittent fasting.
(If you have any concerns check with your primary care physician. This is not recommended for
pregnant or breastfeeding women.)

February 6, 2019

Magnesium Deficiency

The number one nutrient deficiency I see is magnesium. Magnesium is one of the most prevalent elements in the human body and is involved in over 300 metabolic reactions. It's also the first thing to be depleted when someone is stressed out.
Signs you are deficient:
Anxiety
Headaches
Constipation
Muscle spasms
Poor sleep
The average person should be getting around 1000 mg of magnesium per day. If someone is eating pretty healthy they could easily get around 600 mg from their food, so it is suggested they supplement with 400 mg of magnesium on top of that. However, most people are not eating healthy so they can require more than 400 mg per day.
The more stressed out you are the more magnesium you should take.
The quality of the supplement makes all the difference. Cheap supplements will have fillers, less magnesium than is listed on the label and it will be less pure than higher quality products. You pay for what you get in the supplement industry.
I suggest a combination of magnesium from amino acids chelate, malate and citrate. We carry Anabolic Labs Clinical Magnesium that has this exact combination.
The only side effect of taking too much is loose stools, and if someone is depleted it's suggested that they take enough to hit this point and back it off slightly.