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Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

Did you know panda’s poop an average of 40 times per day? 

They have to eat a lot of fiber to get enough nutrients to sustain their health. 

It’s interesting how these animals have the natural instinct to eat enough to fuel their body with the right amount of nutrition to sustain life. 

Unfortunately, humans lose a lot of intuition around eating because we pick up certain beliefs about food growing up and carry both the healthy and unhealthy traditions from one generation to the next. 

Many times we blame genetics for a disease process when it may have more to do with our habits and environment. 

Today I’ll focus on 1 nutrient because it’s one of the most common deficiencies due to our depleted soil, poor quality animals, and over-consumption of grains and processed foods filled with anti-nutrients. This mineral is Magnesium.

 

How can you tell if you’re deficient?

If you’re like most people, you’ve tried a lot of diets. We want to find the perfect plan that works best and gives us the results we want with a simple, easy, fun, and doable plan. 

Many new fads (healthy or not) can lead to deficiencies because they’re restrictive and don’t provide enough nutrients. 

Another problem is that rapid weight loss can lead to nutrient deficiencies. 

The key to resolving this is to address the underlying cause. 

 

Here are a few signs you’re deficient: 

  • Inability to fall asleep or waking up throughout the night
  • Cravings for carbohydrates or processed foods
  • Low energy, especially in the afternoon
  • Headaches, anxiety, and/or depression
  • Inability to handle stress or feeling super stressed
  • Muscle spasms, soreness, or cramps
  • Bloating or chronic constipation
  • Low thyroid and low bone density
  • Bloating or chronic constipation

 

Could magnesium deficiency be deadly?

When I say the word malnourished, you likely think of those in underprivileged countries, and not your neighbor or family members who have access to plenty of food. But the sad truth is, many of the people we encounter on a daily basis are malnourished – and it results from having plenty to eat, but not enough nutrition.

A respected medical study reported that 77% of diabetics were deficient in magnesium, and at risk for deadly complications from this deficiency. Those with adequate levels have a 17% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 

It is also important for the heart and regulating blood pressure. Those with the lowest levels of magnesium also have the highest risk of dying from heart attack

There’s a difference in addressing your labs in a traditional way versus exploring them from a holistic standpoint and addressing them in a way that offers insight into the cause of your health issues. When we address the underlying cause of these deficiencies, we can stay healthy, or maybe even experience it for the first time in a long time.

 

How can you support magnesium deficiencies?

If you’d like to take the first step in looking at your labs from a whole body perspective with a functional analysis, you can order a set of labs here and I’ll do a full analysis and interpretation for you. This advanced blood panel is designed to give you insight into your overall health. It comes with a single lab interpretation session so we can discuss next steps for addressing the underlying cause of your health concerns. 

(This is not available if you life in NY, NJ, or Rhode Island)

The other option I love for balancing electrolytes in the body in a balanced way that includes a little magnesium support is through the use of daily electrolytes. You can check out my favorite brand and receive a gift with your purchase here

Consume magnesium rich foods found in nuts and seeds like pumpkin seeds, almonds, and cashews. 

Avoid processed foods as much as possible since they are known to prevent the body from absorbing nutrients as it should. 

If you find you’re deficient, use a quality brand of magnesium for supplementation. Most people can benefit from a little bit, but all sources are not created equal. 

If you’re tired of trying to figure out your health on your own and are ready for a step by step plan so you can learn to tune in to your body and give it what it needs to get healthy and stay that way once and for all, complete this short application and we’ll schedule some time to see if one of the “Go With Your Gut” program options are right for you. 

Fallacy of Approved Medical Protocols

Fallacy of Approved Medical Protocols

Your body is an amazing piece of machinery.
It’s composed of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical components that are all interconnected.
You may not be able to see how amazing your body is right now because you’re suffering. Instead, you may see a picture filled with prescription drugs, specialists, and treatments offered by caring medical professionals.
The problem and the fallacy of approved medical protocols is that these medical professionals are not viewing you as a whole person.

Where We’ve Gone Wrong: Not Seeing Our Bodies As Whole

Not only is your physical body not being viewed as a whole by caring and well-intended medical professionals, but they often don’t take into consideration your emotional component. Unfortunately, if your doctor considers the emotional side, they will likely refer you to a specialist, who has little or no communication with your general medical practitioner.
Then there’s your spiritual component. No one in the medical community even starts that conversation or looks down that avenue. It’s almost an alien term to most of the world today; however, it carries a lot of weight in your overall health.
Not seeing our bodies as a whole is why we’ve gone down the wrong path for our health.

Case Study

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, I usually write from a place of positivity and light. However, I wrote this case study from a place of anger, sadness, and disgust.
Over a month ago, a friend went in for a simple one-day procedure. However, days went by where she could not walk, and it was obvious she was being affected neurologically.
She messaged me and told me about her brain fog, constant crying episodes, inability to perform daily tasks, and how humbling it was for someone else to take care of her daily needs.
This was totally unlike her. Before surgery, she was a very independent woman, running a business, and a very successful entrepreneur. This level of function (or inability to function) is now her everyday life. She called her doctor and asked what she should do. They told her to go to the emergency room because she was “likely having a stroke”.
Thankfully, my friend knew that was not the case.

 

Rather watch a 12 minute video with the same information….

Toxicity From Medicine

What modern medicine doesn’t tell patients is how toxic the medication required for surgery is. As a result, many patients experience toxin burden due to the anesthesia. Medical doctors simply don’t know what effects the toxicity has or what to do about it. They aren’t trained on how to prevent or fix it. They are trained to do surgery – not the follow-up of potential neurological complications.
If your surgery is done by a gynecologist, they have no idea what to do with your brain. So your next step is to visit the hospital again and find a doctor that can help you.
After visiting the hospital, she brought me her lab results. Her liver and kidneys were taxed, her electrolytes were completely off, and even her blood sugar was at rock bottom.
The list of medications from a simple one-day surgery that was pumped into this lady’s body filled an entire page. She was devastated and said, “no wonder I feel the way I do; I was poisoned”. The truth is, she was. And this happens every single day in the lives of so many people.
After a few days of working to detox the body, bind up chemicals, and purge them from the body, my friend’s symptoms began to dissipate. This was not an overnight journey, and there is quite a road ahead for her to reach full recovery, but it is possible when these poisons are purged from the body.

The Fallacy of Approved Medical Protocols

My point boils down to the fallacy of approved medical protocols, where there is no follow-up to do any sort of body cleanup.
Detoxification is critical in moments like this, which is why there is such a need for functional medicine.

Functional Medicine

As a trained registered nurse, I’m not against traditional medicine. But we need to begin to partner together to help our clients/patients heal their bodies and use functional and conventional approaches together to give people the best chance of recovery possible.
As someone working in the functional health space, I witness miracles every day. I watch the health of those I serve (like my friend) radically take a turn for the better.
Unfortunately, a small percentage of people will never encounter this type of work. And many of those who do, don’t take it seriously. No, your insurance will not cover it. Yes, it will require a commitment on your end. And yes, there is an investment of your time, energy, and money.
The omission of practical Functional Health Care is an outright disgrace, yet it is the most effective way to relieve certain conditions. This issue is not one that will change anytime soon.

Big Pharma

Big Pharma spends billions of dollars on the best advertising companies to influence the general population that drugs are the only option for most health issues. But these same drugs have a whole host of serious and harmful side effects. Just listen to a couple of pharmaceutical commercials! Often, the side effects description uses more time in the advert than the benefits of the medication.
What gives me hope is to see a growing population of discerning people who see through the smoke and mirrors of the big Pharma movement.

Looking Outside The Traditional Medical Model

This dissatisfied and discerning group of people are the ones searching the internet, reading books, and taking authority over their own health by looking for answers outside of traditional medical model surgeries and drugs.
Are you willing to be that person?
I realized almost 10 years ago I was willing to give up anything to get well. That is what introduced me to this field. I studied everything I could get my hands on, believing there was a way out of my suffering.
When I started studying, it was like someone turned on a light switch for me. Somehow, I began to view the diagnosis and treatments in a different light. The diagnosis was simply a set of symptoms with a title.
But what was causing those symptoms?
That is the question I began to investigate in my life and the one I investigate in the lives of those I encounter on a daily basis. I can no longer stand to watch people come in with autoimmune disease, obesity, chronic pain, and so many other conditions and not get the help they are so desperately praying for.
My mission is to be that beam of hope.
To dig into the research to find proven answers for these conditions.
I wrote Healed His Way because I felt it was my duty to let people know of my newfound knowledge. The human body is truly amazing when we give it what it needs.

What Are You Missing Today To Put Together Your Health Puzzle?

Over the years, I’ve learned that most of my clients are missing one or more of the following when they finally reach out to me.

  • Failure to address the underlying root
  • Lack of knowledge when it comes to eating right for your specific body type
  • The need to investigate hidden stress in the body
  • Mental and emotional blocks to healing
  • Not having the right mentor and health advocate to help you sift through loads of misinformation

Over the past 16 years, I’ve studied the human body from all these angles to avoid the fallacy of approved medical protocols. If you need help with any of those, I’m here for you. Book your free discovery call today, and reclaim your health!

 

Fallacy of Approved Medical Protocols

Fallacy of Approved Medical Protocols

Your body is an amazing piece of machinery.
It’s composed of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical components that are all interconnected.
You may not be able to see how amazing your body is right now because you’re suffering. Instead, you may see a picture filled with prescription drugs, specialists, and treatments offered by caring medical professionals.
The problem and the fallacy of approved medical protocols is that these medical professionals are not viewing you as a whole person.

Where We’ve Gone Wrong: Not Seeing Our Bodies As Whole

Not only is your physical body not being viewed as a whole by caring and well-intended medical professionals, but they often don’t take into consideration your emotional component. Unfortunately, if your doctor considers the emotional side, they will likely refer you to a specialist, who has little or no communication with your general medical practitioner.
Then there’s your spiritual component. No one in the medical community even starts that conversation or looks down that avenue. It’s almost an alien term to most of the world today; however, it carries a lot of weight in your overall health.
Not seeing our bodies as a whole is why we’ve gone down the wrong path for our health.

Case Study

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, I usually write from a place of positivity and light. However, I wrote this case study from a place of anger, sadness, and disgust.
Over a month ago, a friend went in for a simple one-day procedure. However, days went by where she could not walk, and it was obvious she was being affected neurologically.
She messaged me and told me about her brain fog, constant crying episodes, inability to perform daily tasks, and how humbling it was for someone else to take care of her daily needs.
This was totally unlike her. Before surgery, she was a very independent woman, running a business, and a very successful entrepreneur. This level of function (or inability to function) is now her everyday life. She called her doctor and asked what she should do. They told her to go to the emergency room because she was “likely having a stroke”.
Thankfully, my friend knew that was not the case.

 

Rather watch a 12 minute video with the same information….

Toxicity From Medicine

What modern medicine doesn’t tell patients is how toxic the medication required for surgery is. As a result, many patients experience toxin burden due to the anesthesia. Medical doctors simply don’t know what effects the toxicity has or what to do about it. They aren’t trained on how to prevent or fix it. They are trained to do surgery – not the follow-up of potential neurological complications.
If your surgery is done by a gynecologist, they have no idea what to do with your brain. So your next step is to visit the hospital again and find a doctor that can help you.
After visiting the hospital, she brought me her lab results. Her liver and kidneys were taxed, her electrolytes were completely off, and even her blood sugar was at rock bottom.
The list of medications from a simple one-day surgery that was pumped into this lady’s body filled an entire page. She was devastated and said, “no wonder I feel the way I do; I was poisoned”. The truth is, she was. And this happens every single day in the lives of so many people.
After a few days of working to detox the body, bind up chemicals, and purge them from the body, my friend’s symptoms began to dissipate. This was not an overnight journey, and there is quite a road ahead for her to reach full recovery, but it is possible when these poisons are purged from the body.

The Fallacy of Approved Medical Protocols

My point boils down to the fallacy of approved medical protocols, where there is no follow-up to do any sort of body cleanup.
Detoxification is critical in moments like this, which is why there is such a need for functional medicine.

Functional Medicine

As a trained registered nurse, I’m not against traditional medicine. But we need to begin to partner together to help our clients/patients heal their bodies and use functional and conventional approaches together to give people the best chance of recovery possible.
As someone working in the functional health space, I witness miracles every day. I watch the health of those I serve (like my friend) radically take a turn for the better.
Unfortunately, a small percentage of people will never encounter this type of work. And many of those who do, don’t take it seriously. No, your insurance will not cover it. Yes, it will require a commitment on your end. And yes, there is an investment of your time, energy, and money.
The omission of practical Functional Health Care is an outright disgrace, yet it is the most effective way to relieve certain conditions. This issue is not one that will change anytime soon.

Big Pharma

Big Pharma spends billions of dollars on the best advertising companies to influence the general population that drugs are the only option for most health issues. But these same drugs have a whole host of serious and harmful side effects. Just listen to a couple of pharmaceutical commercials! Often, the side effects description uses more time in the advert than the benefits of the medication.
What gives me hope is to see a growing population of discerning people who see through the smoke and mirrors of the big Pharma movement.

Looking Outside The Traditional Medical Model

This dissatisfied and discerning group of people are the ones searching the internet, reading books, and taking authority over their own health by looking for answers outside of traditional medical model surgeries and drugs.
Are you willing to be that person?
I realized almost 10 years ago I was willing to give up anything to get well. That is what introduced me to this field. I studied everything I could get my hands on, believing there was a way out of my suffering.
When I started studying, it was like someone turned on a light switch for me. Somehow, I began to view the diagnosis and treatments in a different light. The diagnosis was simply a set of symptoms with a title.
But what was causing those symptoms?
That is the question I began to investigate in my life and the one I investigate in the lives of those I encounter on a daily basis. I can no longer stand to watch people come in with autoimmune disease, obesity, chronic pain, and so many other conditions and not get the help they are so desperately praying for.
My mission is to be that beam of hope.
To dig into the research to find proven answers for these conditions.
I wrote Healed His Way because I felt it was my duty to let people know of my newfound knowledge. The human body is truly amazing when we give it what it needs.

What Are You Missing Today To Put Together Your Health Puzzle?

Over the years, I’ve learned that most of my clients are missing one or more of the following when they finally reach out to me.

  • Failure to address the underlying root
  • Lack of knowledge when it comes to eating right for your specific body type
  • The need to investigate hidden stress in the body
  • Mental and emotional blocks to healing
  • Not having the right mentor and health advocate to help you sift through loads of misinformation

Over the past 16 years, I’ve studied the human body from all these angles to avoid the fallacy of approved medical protocols. If you need help with any of those, I’m here for you. Book your free discovery call today, and reclaim your health!

 

3 Stage Framework to Reclaim Your Health

3 Stage Framework to Reclaim Your Health

I want to be transparent with you…

I struggle with consistency.

A lot of people comment or send me messages with some of the following questions:

How are you so consistent with your health?
Do you ever slip up?
How do you have the time to do it all?

Can I let you in on a little secret? It’s not all rainbows and unicorns.

I struggle sometimes and am not consistent.

Yes, even health coaches like myself struggle!

Here’s the thing… Believe it or not, it’s not about perfection; it’s about showing up everyday. Because consistency is the key and maintaining it is very difficult, I developed the 3 stage framework to reclaim your health.

Excuses Busy Professionals Use to NOT Invest in Their Health

When I talk about investing in your health, I’m not just talking about hiring a health and wellness coach like myself. I’m talking about investing in the right foods, the right workout programs or gyms, and in yourself.

Here are the top excuses busy professionals use to not invest in their health:

  1. They don’t have the time. No one has more than 24 hours in a day. If you cannot fit it all in 24 hours, it means you need to reassess what’s important and manage time accordingly.
  2. They can’t give up their will or desire for certain foods. Don’t want to give up pastas, cheeses, alcohol, and other junk foods? Giving up these foods does not equate to giving up on life.
  3. They don’t have the money. We find the money to support what is important to us. Are you willing to stand in line for the new iPhone, order a daily latte at Starbucks, or purchase a new TV because your old one broke? That indicates to me that you’re willing to trade your health for something that will only grant temporary satisfaction.

Difference Between Excuses and Reasons

An excuse is never a reason for doing or not doing something, but a reason may appear to be an excuse. When I work with my clients, I do not accept their excuses. People oftentimes confuse excuses for reasons, so I want to be real clear on the difference.

Excuses are explanations that justify or defend reasoning. They do not hold any strength when tested.

Conversely, a reason is a cause for a decision.

See the difference?

EXCUSE: I don’t have time to commit to my health. I’m too busy with work, taking care of the kids, and am just exhausted at the end of the day.

REASON: Right now, I am prioritizing taking care of my sick mother; consequently, I can only commit to a maximum of 30-minutes a day to focus on my health – exercise, mediation, etc. Once my mother heals, I’ll be able to commit more time.

3 Stage Framework to Reclaim Your Health

I usually hear excuses from individuals who do not have a framework or a ladder to climb out of their pit of negativity. This is why I developed my 3 stage framework to reclaim your health. Although every client has their own unique needs, we use this framework to develop a custom plan for each client and see incredible results because of it.


P.S. If you’re ready to work with me, I can help you. Schedule a discovery session with me to navigate through your journey.


So what are these three stages?

  1. Eat for YOUR body, not someone else’s body. Learn the foods and combinations that serve your unique body, and focus on that instead of what someone else tells you is good for them.
  2. Uncover hidden stressors. We all know stress is bad for us. Until we understand what the source of our stress is, we cannot deal with it.
  3. Master your mindset. Use the most powerful machine on the planet – your brain – to manage your body and your life the way you want it to work out.

Let’s dive into the details!

Framework to Reclaim Your Health

Stage 1: Eat for YOUR Body

The first stage in the 3 stages to reclaim your health framework is to decide to eat for your body. Figure out which foods work right for your body – not your neighbor’s, sister’s, or the TV infomercial guru’s body. When you fuel yourself with the right foods, it functions more efficiently and gives you freedom from cravings. Then, you know you are fueling up your body with the right foods.

I teach a simple method based on your own personal metabolic type that you can use long-term. Counting calories, macros, or weighing your food isn’t sustainable or realistic for busy professionals like yourself. This simple method helps you understand how to balance your plate appropriately so you…

Feel satisfied
Stabilize your moods
Have no cravings
Don’t feel like you’re crashing after meals

When you experience that freedom, it means you’ve balanced your blood sugars well (which balances your weight and metabolism).

There are Alternative Foods for Any Food

Before I became a health consultant and coach, I was a junk food junkie… Bread, cheese, pizza, fries… You name it. I craved it!

But these were the exact things that were keeping me sick.

If you’re struggling to give up foods that are harmful to your body, I totally get it. Now that I’ve been doing this for so long, I don’t have any cravings and have even found replacement foods.

Thankfully, there are now alternatives for everything. You can still have your pasta and tacos; you just have to find the right alternatives that work for your body.

Stage 2: Uncover Hidden Stressors

The second stage in the 3 stages to reclaim your health framework is to uncover your hidden stressors. When I start working with you as a client, I use functional lab tests to evaluate your hormones, immune health, digestion, and detoxification systems. We then discover underlying imbalances preventing you from looking and feeling your best.

Rather watch a 7 minute video with the same information….

These tests allow us to peel back the layers and reveal the root cause of your disease. You’ll understand the why behind certain symptoms – which is much more important than the what.

I recently worked with a couple who were both in their 70s; the husband recently texted me that he feels better than when he was 30! That’s the transformation you can experience when you uncover hidden stressors. You can experience victory in your health journey!

It all starts by tuning into what your body is signalling to you.

Stage 3: Master Your Mindset

The third and final stage in the 3 stages to reclaim your health is to master your mindset. Learn how to honor your body’s needs so it will honor you back. When you master your mindset, you create peace with your past so you can move forward in joy and happiness.

Shifting the way you think about your health and your future is one of the most important things you can do to achieve and maintain health and happiness.

Remember, short-term solutions do not produce long-term results. Shifting your mindset is a long-term solution.

Building a strong foundation from a whole body perspective will give you the total transformation you’ve been longing for in your mind and body.

When I was a hospital consultant, I travelled all around the world – flying every Monday and Friday. It would have been so easy to let my circumstances take over my health journey. And for a while, it did! I felt like I never had enough time and worked myself into illness.

It wasn’t until I shifted my mindset and prioritized my health that I saw consistent change and a move in the direction I wanted to be. Even though I was flying, working 60 hours a week, writing my book, and working on my health and wellness journey, I decided that “I” was “my priority.”

I scheduled and planned everything – including staying in hotels where my room included a kitchen so I could cook my own meals. This choice enabled me to have consistency.

Consistent Routines

Who else lives by their calendar? Following a routine forces you to be consistent, so schedule your routine on your calendar and follow it. If you do not follow it, it will lead to a slippery slope where you begin to create a mistrust in yourself (and eventually self-sabotage).

Health is Your Greatest Asset

What would having your health do for you?

You don’t have to be sick before you die. It’s your choice to reclaim your health – your greatest asset. Learn how to take care of yourself with my 3 stage framework. Then clean out some of the excuses you’re using now to take action. Those excuses are lies that only make you feel good temporarily.

When your health is in line, you’re going to be successful in every area of your life.

Ready to reclaim your health? I help busy professionals recover hormone health and balance weight and metabolism so they can shine with confidence and energy needed for success. Let’s chat to protect your greatest asset!