Tired? Energy Low? Check Magnesium


Have Your Magnesium Levels Checked

A recent study showed that 68% of Americans are low in magnesium. The odds are good that you are low too. Deficiencies in magnesium result in lower cellular energy levels, which affect every cell in your body. If you (or someone you care about) have concerns about muscle cramps, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health or you just need more energy, watch this week’s Wellness video to find out if you might be low in magnesium.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Reduce Kidney Stones by 92.3%


“Two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide and vitamin B6 could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%!”

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 10 people throughout their lifetime. The pain can become intense. The stone may pass, but it is well documented that a body chemistry which produces one kidney stone is at high risk for producing more. This is where wellness can come to the rescue and reduce the risk by 92.3%. Yes, 92.3%!Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13

According to the internationally renowned physician Jonathon Wright, kidney stones, once diagnosed, CAN BE preventable. But before we learn how, let’s clear up some common misunderstandings.

People who get kidney stones are often told to AVOID calcium and excessive vitamin C and all kinds of side tangents, blindly trying to prevent the painful exodus of kidney stones. But there are better options. Consider how minerals have a balancing effect upon one another.

Displace means: to cause something to move from its usual place. One mineral can displace or adversely counter balance another. For example, copper will displace zinc, selenium will displace mercury. Calcium, the mineral we are most concerned with when it comes to kidney stones, is displaced by magnesium. But there are other factors that can actually mobilize calcium.

Did you know that you can take a hard calcium tablet, place it in a glass of vinegar and it will dissolve? If you change the pH of the liquid to something less acidic it will begin to precipitate out of the solution. One minute the solution is clear, change the pH and it becomes cloudy as powdered calcium appears.

According to Dr. David Watts, who holds degrees in biochemistry and chiropractic and is author of the book “Trace Elements and other Essential Nutrients,” there are certain factors that can mobilize calcium from a hard substance back into a liquid solution. Those factors happen to be vitamin B6, vitamin B3, Vitamin A, vitamin E and the minerals magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, molybdenum, and potassium. This means that if there is a deficiency of any of these minerals, calcium will tend to buildup or accumulate. You see, just because our body gets enough calcium, that doesn’t mean it will end up in our bones. It’s no secret how deficient the American diet is in trace minerals.

Now let’s look at a few studies. In 1974, two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide (300 mg daily) and vitamin B6 (10 mg daily) could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%. The research was published in the Journal of Urology.

Harvard? Journal of Urology? What more could the medical community ask for when it comes to credible research? A strategy that offers a 92.3% effectiveness rate, it costs pennies a day and can save hours of pain and suffering, yet most doctors don’t even know about it?

Interestingly, back in 1974 most physicians thought all magnesium was the same. Now we know that certain forms of magnesium have more “bio-availability.” Bio-availability means: “the degree and rate at which a nutrient is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity.”

So there are forms of magnesium that can be better absorbed and used by the body. Ask Dr. Godo about which form to use.

Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13aAnother landmark prevention study was conducted in 1991 and published in The British Journal of Urology. A five year prevention study was conducted using 10 grams of rice bran after meals twice per day. (Ten grams is less than a tablespoon.) The incidence of new calcium oxalate kidney stones was reduced by 83.4%. These are stunning results. 83.4%, from a few tablespoons of fiber yet we seldom hear of urologist alerting their patients to this method of prevention.

Talk to Dr. Godo and discuss which options can work best for you. Remember, there are several different types of kidney stones and each of the types respond to certain nutrients better than others.

Ask Dr. Godo for a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement that has bio-availability, so that you are absorbing all the vitamins and minerals you need. Nutraceutical grade vitamins are NOT typically sold over the counter and cost a little more, but you get what you pay for. We want to build a strong foundation, then Dr. Godo can add other specific nutrients targeted to your personal physiology.

For anyone who is at risk for kidney stone, you can be sure your body is crying out for specific vitamins and minerals. If we want to avoid kidney stones, let’s listen to our body.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  Code: DFILC501

 

Reduce Kidney Stones by 92.3%


“Two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide and vitamin B6 could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%!”

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 10 people throughout their lifetime. The pain can become intense. The stone may pass, but it is well documented that a body chemistry which produces one kidney stone is at high risk for producing more. This is where wellness can come to the rescue and reduce the risk by 92.3%. Yes, 92.3%!Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13

According to the internationally renowned physician Jonathon Wright, kidney stones, once diagnosed, CAN BE preventable. But before we learn how, let’s clear up some common misunderstandings.

People who get kidney stones are often told to AVOID calcium and excessive vitamin C and all kinds of side tangents, blindly trying to prevent the painful exodus of kidney stones. But there are better options. Consider how minerals have a balancing effect upon one another.

Displace means: to cause something to move from its usual place. One mineral can displace or adversely counter balance another. For example, copper will displace zinc, selenium will displace mercury. Calcium, the mineral we are most concerned with when it comes to kidney stones, is displaced by magnesium. But there are other factors that can actually mobilize calcium.

Did you know that you can take a hard calcium tablet, place it in a glass of vinegar and it will dissolve? If you change the pH of the liquid to something less acidic it will begin to precipitate out of the solution. One minute the solution is clear, change the pH and it becomes cloudy as powdered calcium appears.

According to Dr. David Watts, who holds degrees in biochemistry and chiropractic and is author of the book “Trace Elements and other Essential Nutrients,” there are certain factors that can mobilize calcium from a hard substance back into a liquid solution. Those factors happen to be vitamin B6, vitamin B3, Vitamin A, vitamin E and the minerals magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, molybdenum, and potassium. This means that if there is a deficiency of any of these minerals, calcium will tend to buildup or accumulate. You see, just because our body gets enough calcium, that doesn’t mean it will end up in our bones. It’s no secret how deficient the American diet is in trace minerals.

Now let’s look at a few studies. In 1974, two Harvard researchers found that magnesium oxide (300 mg daily) and vitamin B6 (10 mg daily) could reduce the risk of recurrent calcium oxalate stones by 92.3%. The research was published in the Journal of Urology.

Harvard? Journal of Urology? What more could the medical community ask for when it comes to credible research? A strategy that offers a 92.3% effectiveness rate, it costs pennies a day and can save hours of pain and suffering, yet most doctors don’t even know about it?

Interestingly, back in 1974 most physicians thought all magnesium was the same. Now we know that certain forms of magnesium have more “bio-availability.” Bio-availability means: “the degree and rate at which a nutrient is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity.”

So there are forms of magnesium that can be better absorbed and used by the body. Ask Dr. Godo about which form to use.

Wellness_Minute_Kidney_Stone-13aAnother landmark prevention study was conducted in 1991 and published in The British Journal of Urology. A five year prevention study was conducted using 10 grams of rice bran after meals twice per day. (Ten grams is less than a tablespoon.) The incidence of new calcium oxalate kidney stones was reduced by 83.4%. These are stunning results. 83.4%, from a few tablespoons of fiber yet we seldom hear of urologist alerting their patients to this method of prevention.

Talk to Dr. Godo and discuss which options can work best for you. Remember, there are several different types of kidney stones and each of the types respond to certain nutrients better than others.

Ask Dr. Godo for a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement that has bio-availability, so that you are absorbing all the vitamins and minerals you need. Nutraceutical grade vitamins are NOT typically sold over the counter and cost a little more, but you get what you pay for. We want to build a strong foundation, then Dr. Godo can add other specific nutrients targeted to your personal physiology.

For anyone who is at risk for kidney stone, you can be sure your body is crying out for specific vitamins and minerals. If we want to avoid kidney stones, let’s listen to our body.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  Code: DFILC501

 

Low In Energy? You May Be Low In Magnesium


“Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, and many are tied to energy production.”

 

Magnesium is known for relieving muscle cramps; and because the heart is a muscle, magnesium is also effective for cardiovascular health. What about magnesium and osteoporosis? Most people think of calcium for osteoporosis forgetting the importance of magnesium in balancing calcium. Did you know that magnesium can also have powerful antioxidant qualities? Take a minute with me to learn a little about magnesium.

 

Magnesium is a critical cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Many of them are tied to energy production. Deficiencies in magnesium ultimately yield lower energy states, which means cells can’t maintain balance, which means they are more susceptible to environmental toxins and infections, which causes free radicals to increase.

 

The typical American diet creates a relative acidic chemistry. Excess acids can also cause free radicals. Magnesium helps buffer excess acid because it is a key alkalizing mineral. If we are deficient in magnesium, this lowered energy state is what causes the nervous system to be compromised which means muscles can’t fire properly and spasms can occur anywhere but especially in the heart and vascular tissue.

 

Magnesium acts as an antioxidant and protects DNA and intracellular proteins. Over 95% of magnesium is in the cell, so lowered magnesium levels translate into increased levels of inflammation in the cell.

 

Three major factors push magnesium levels toward deficiency. First: reduced dietary levels. Although we can get magnesium naturally from grains, artichokes, bananas, certain nuts and many different vegetables, we still aren’t getting enough magnesium in the foods we eat. One study by the National Institute of Health shows 68% of Americans are depleted in magnesium, while other experts put the number closer to 80%. Those who are in that 80% are at a cellular disadvantage.

 

Then comes the next factor: the ratio of calcium to magnesium. One way to reduce a mineral is to increase another mineral that competes with it. For example, if we want to reduce copper, we give zinc. The National Institute of Health now recommends that the optimum calcium intake be raised to 1500 mg/day to prevent osteoporosis. This recommendation disregards the already substandard American magnesium intake, which is less than 300 mg/day. That would bring our Ca/Mg ratio to 5/1 which is higher than Finland’s 4/1 ratio.

 

Finland has the highest heart disease death rate for young to middle-aged men. On one hand, people take higher amounts of calcium for osteoporosis but they may be setting themselves up for heart disease. Speaking of osteoporosis, bone loss is accelerated in the face of magnesium deficiency. So, excess calcium in magnesium deficient people will further exacerbate the deficiency.

 

The third factor is the amount of stress that we experience. Dr. Mildred Seelig, formerly one of the world’s authorities on magnesium, stated that stress, both physical and emotional, evokes release of stress hormones. “Stress hormones in excess cause magnesium loss and inactivation and can be implicated in cardiovascular disorders.” Can you see how stress further depletes magnesium?

 

So how much magnesium do we need? Dr. Seelig suggests a sliding scale based on sex, weight and stress. For “new tissue formation and repair” which includes most people, higher doses may be recommended. With my patients, I suggest Mg-Zyme by Biotics Research. Mg-Zyme provides 100 mg of elemental magnesium in the aspartate, gluconate and glycinate forms.

 

True prevention is really about making our cells as healthy as possible which allows every cell to utilize its own defense mechanisms. We need a balance of ALL nutrients for energy production and that includes making sure we get enough magnesium.

 

If you have concerns about muscle cramps, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health or you just need more energy, ask Dr. Godo about the benefits of magnesium. Dr. Godo can help you find the right dosage and put together a plan that will get your body in balance. You may be TRYING to eat healthier; taking vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids as you should; even making better lifestyle choices; but it never hurts to make sure you are getting enough magnesium to energize your cells for optimal muscle function, heart function, bone health and boosting antioxidants to combat free radicals.

 

Hopefully you are asking yourself. “Am I getting enough magnesium?” Talk to your Dr. Godo and find out.

 

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Low In Energy? You May Be Low In Magnesium


“Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, and many are tied to energy production.”

Magnesium is known for relieving muscle cramps; and because the heart is a muscle, magnesium is also effective for cardiovascular health. What about magnesium and osteoporosis? Most people think of calcium for osteoporosis forgetting the importance of magnesium in balancing calcium. Did you know that magnesium can also have powerful antioxidant qualities? Take a minute with me to learn a little about magnesium.

Magnesium is a critical cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Many of them are tied to energy production. Deficiencies in magnesium ultimately yield lower energy states, which means cells can’t maintain balance, which means they are more susceptible to environmental toxins and infections, which causes free radicals to increase.

The typical American diet creates a relative acidic chemistry. Excess acids can also cause free radicals. Magnesium helps buffer excess acid because it is a key alkalizing mineral. If we are deficient in magnesium, this lowered energy state is what causes the nervous system to be compromised which means muscles can’t fire properly and spasms can occur anywhere but especially in the heart and vascular tissue.

Magnesium acts as an antioxidant and protects DNA and intracellular proteins. Over 95% of magnesium is in the cell, so lowered magnesium levels translate into increased levels of inflammation in the cell.

Three major factors push magnesium levels toward deficiency. First: reduced dietary levels. Although we can get magnesium naturally from grains, artichokes, bananas, certain nuts and many different vegetables, we still aren’t getting enough magnesium in the foods we eat. One study by the National Institute of Health shows 68% of Americans are depleted in magnesium, while other experts put the number closer to 80%. Those who are in that 80% are at a cellular disadvantage.

Then comes the next factor: the ratio of calcium to magnesium. One way to reduce a mineral is to increase another mineral that competes with it. For example, if we want to reduce copper, we give zinc. The National Institute of Health now recommends that the optimum calcium intake be raised to 1500 mg/day to prevent osteoporosis. This recommendation disregards the already substandard American magnesium intake, which is less than 300 mg/day. That would bring our Ca/Mg ratio to 5/1 which is higher than Finland’s 4/1 ratio.

Finland has the highest heart disease death rate for young to middle-aged men. On one hand, people take higher amounts of calcium for osteoporosis but they may be setting themselves up for heart disease. Speaking of osteoporosis, bone loss is accelerated in the face of magnesium deficiency. So, excess calcium in magnesium deficient people will further exacerbate the deficiency.

The third factor is the amount of stress that we experience. Dr. Mildred Seelig, formerly one of the world’s authorities on magnesium, stated that stress, both physical and emotional, evokes release of stress hormones. “Stress hormones in excess cause magnesium loss and inactivation and can be implicated in cardiovascular disorders.” Can you see how stress further depletes magnesium?

So how much magnesium do we need? Dr. Seelig suggests a sliding scale based on sex, weight and stress. For “new tissue formation and repair” which includes most people, higher doses may be recommended. With my patients, I suggest Mg-Zyme by Biotics Research. Mg-Zyme provides 100 mg of elemental magnesium in the aspartate, gluconate and glycinate forms.

True prevention is really about making our cells as healthy as possible which allows every cell to utilize its own defense mechanisms. We need a balance of ALL nutrients for energy production and that includes making sure we get enough magnesium.

If you have concerns about muscle cramps, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health or you just need more energy, ask Dr. Godo about the benefits of magnesium. Dr. Godo can help you find the right dosage and put together a plan that will get your body in balance. You may be TRYING to eat healthier; taking vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids as you should; even making better lifestyle choices; but it never hurts to make sure you are getting enough magnesium to energize your cells for optimal muscle function, heart function, bone health and boosting antioxidants to combat free radicals.

Hopefully you are asking yourself. “Am I getting enough magnesium?” Talk to your Dr. Godo and find out.

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com