Your Mental Wellness Podcast for Your Voice and Sanity

Magnesium and your mental sanity

March 15, 2022 Dr. Sibylle Georgianna's Leadership Practice Season 2 Episode 14
Your Mental Wellness Podcast for Your Voice and Sanity
Magnesium and your mental sanity
Show Notes Transcript

Let's talk about how to attend to chronic pain, memory loss, and depression.
What does magnesium have to do with that, you ask?
My answer: lots! Feel inspire to add, e.g., almonds,  cashews, peanuts, for extra magnesium. 

Let's dive in!

Also, here is a resource for you that lists how your magnesium intake should be coordinated with other vitamins and minerals. Enjoy!
P.S.:
Let's not forget that magnesium needs to be in balance with calcium. They have opposite functions — for example calcium contracts muscles, magnesium relaxes muscles. The ideal ratio of calcium to magnesium is thought to be 1:1 to 2:1 so if you’re getting say 800 mg calcium, you’d need 400 – 800 mg magnesium. That’s a whole lot more than the 200 mg that most people get. Most people’s ratio is 5:1 or higher and that’s a major problem over the long term.

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Sibylle Georgianna:

Hi there, I am so excited, as usual to talk about food and how we can with food intake. And today with the intake on Museum and hands, how we feel, how we act, how we're able to enjoy sanity, and the use of old voice as you get to have a voice on this planet to make the best impact ever. So I want to start out with magnesium today, which is one of those amazing little entities that has such a big impact. It can counteract depression, for to stress reactivity, can help with anxiety, as well as how your pain related receptors are responding to those n da chemicals that are your built in pain medication. It allows us to reverse the influence of aging, if we're handling magnesium in good and good and adequate amounts, as well as it can help you that your synapses in the brain that help with communication between cells in a great, you know, shape in terms of their density and plasticity. When we think about traumatic brain injury, even magnesium can preserve the functioning in case of an injury and decrease chronic pain. So this is just a go getter. So let's go over a couple of facts and then also see how you and your average life that you may feel doesn't amount to much can really take off. Anyways, magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral and our bodies. First there's calcium, potassium, and sodium follows by quick music. The recommended daily intake is four to 20 milligrams for adult males, and three to 20 milligrams for females. But about 75% of American consumers don't consume enough of that the recommended portion. Especially when we have refined grains and parts of processed foods in our diets, which I guess we're all guilty of our magnesium intake is especially important for that. And most those people who are most at risk for insufficiency are people with GI disease and type two diabetes, as well as people who were consuming large amounts of alcohol. In general, we also see that the older we get, the less likely we are consuming enough magnesium. And you know, basically we want to just watch for consuming foods with the highest magnesium content. So we have almonds, spinach, pumpkin seeds, cashews, peanuts, avocados, and dark chocolate. My favorite of those with high magnesium content. When we look even at people with taking supplements, magnesium supplementation has shown to increase the effectiveness of people who were on an anti anxiety medication, as well as those who were treated for depression. Some of these acts on the brains, pathways that really are so interacting with those that influence how we feel about ourselves. It also works on those parts of the brain that help with you know, the neurotransmitter glutamate, which is one of those entities that we want to watch for a little bit. And so if we have medium in the brain, and good levels, then it can basically help downshift potential diseases with that whether neurotransmitter glutamate is involved such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety. So this stuff, eating your almonds, you know, eating your spinach is just a no brainer to me. Because if you look at this, you will have by the way how we eat is at our fingertips. So we see that all these enzymes in our body that depend on the museum, many of them are founded on nervous system. Really, then if we attend to that, we can really help us a lot with regards to how we're able to deal with stressors and how we're able to enhance them. So also not to forget here that we want to you know this supportive magnesium to our body. We are able to that we can help online to learn to have good memory, because the density of the synapses that allow the brain cells to communicate, especially in the part of the brain that makes new memories that hippocampus can be supported. So in that part of the brain that makes new memories, if we eat a good diet with with plenty of magnesium, that memory bank, or the memory generator is being supported and keep at its best. Who can also argue that that I think they've done so far only experimental studies, however, they are really wanting to influence also how we are affected by Alzheimer's disease, and really work with the use of magnesium to prevent the cognitive decline there. So I'm just excited to talk about that. As especially with this ingredient to our successful wellness and sanity, the body must satisfy all of us intake through the diet. And so it's even more in our hands, to be our best supporters and our best fans in Bing with the same mind sound judgment and the capacity to use our voice in a healthy way. So I just wanted to point out these things to us to inspire us as usual, to go after the small, big things, even by the way how we eat, even by the way, how we make us in quotation marks. Choose certain ingredients. And again, this is like easy setup for Canadians ranging from spinach to cashews, almonds, peanuts, right so this is stuff that is easily accessible, as we are very grateful for the riches and food here in this region where we live. So we're gonna inspire us to go for it so that we hit our magnesium recommendations. Talk to you soon again. And as usual, I blocked any comments or feedback. And so you let me know how it's going. And I'd love to hear from you. Talk soon