Magnesium Foods & Herbs List: An Ayurveda Perspective
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AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON MAGNESIUMHelps muscles relax. Laxative.
A proper balance of magnesium and calcium is essential for relaxing the muscles of the body. Magnesium is stored in the muscles cells at rest, while calcium is kept outside the cell. When the muscle is stimulated by nerves to contract, calcium briefly enters the cell, activating the cell. The cell returns to a state of rest as the cell secretes the calcium outside the cell membrane.
When magnesium is deficient, the cell cannot properly maintain a calcium free environment. The increased entry of calcium into the cell prevents the cell from resting.
Up to 75% of people in industrialized nations ingest less than the daily RDA of magnesium. The body absorbs only 20-50% of ingested magnesium. Magnesium rich foods, supplements, and magnesium bath salts like epsom salts can increase magnesium levels. Magnesium rich foods include beans, nuts, cereal brans, whole grains and leafy greens.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.