Magnesium and Hormones
Do you take magnesium? Magnesium is a key supplement that I take every single night.
Here are some highlights on the benefits of magnesium.
As my customers will tell you, I recommend magnesium for almost every hormonal condition, including PCOS, thyroid, hair loss, PMS, migraines, and perimenopause. I love magnesium because it makes people feel better almost immediately.
What’s up with this mineral? Why are we all so deficient? We’re deficient because our cells dump magnesium during stress. We actively push it out of our bodies as a way to rev up our nervous system and cope with daily life.
A revved-up nervous system is what an average modern human needs to get through an average modern day. If you work, commute, drink coffee or worry, then you are deficient in magnesium. If you don’t do one of the above are you even human?
𝟖 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬:
🌱 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙡 – It calms your nervous system and prevents excessive cortisol. Your stress hormonal system—When it functions well, then your other hormones (thyroid and reproductive hormones) will function well too.
🌱𝙍𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝘽𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙎𝙪𝙜𝙖𝙧 and normalizes insulin. It’s so effective at improving insulin sensitivity that some refer to magnesium as “natural metformin”. Healthy insulin sensitivity means fewer sugar cravings and is effective treatment for weight loss and PCOS.
🌱𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙏𝙝𝙮𝙧𝙤𝙞𝙙 – It is essential for the production of thyroid hormone. It is also anti-inflammatory, which helps to quiet the autoimmune inflammation that underlies most thyroid disease.
🌱𝘼𝙞𝙙𝙨 𝙎𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥 – magnesium is the great sleep-promoter, and sleep is crucial for hormone production.
🌱𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙃𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 – It aids in the manufacture of steroid hormones including progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. That may be why magnesium has been shown to reduce hot flashes by 50 percent.
🌱𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙑𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙣 𝘿 – Without enough magnesium, vitamin D cannot do its job. Conversely, too much vitamin D supplementation causes magnesium deficiency.
🌱𝙎𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙨 𝘼𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 – It prevents telomere shortening, reduces oxidative stress, and enhances the production of glutathione.
Magnesium is a big player in emergency rooms, where it treats heart arrhythmias, heart attack, and migraines. We also use it to treat preterm labor and stabilize patients with pregnancy induced hypertension in labor and delivery.
As you can see Magnesium is a crucial supplement to take. Do you take magnesium?
Back to basics!
What happens when we go back to basics?
By back to basics I mean real, whole food our beautiful Mother Earth has provided for us. It is so easy to be sabotaged by the food choices we are faced with daily. Gluten, artificial sweeteners, added sugars…all can increase inflammation in our bodies. Inflammation not only is the root cause of a laundry list of diseases and ailments, but also provides our body a reason to hold onto fat and toxins.
Recently I coached a group to go back to basics for 9 days. We cut out all of the inflammatory foods.
No canola oil
No added sugars
Well, first day we were not happy. Irritability, grouchy and I was outright bitchy. Day two I decided to fast to accelerate my body detoxing from all of the bad it was trying to out release and guess what, I instantly started to feel better. By day three we were already starting to have more energy, noticed bloating was starting to fade and our skin was looking more clear and bright.
After 9 days of cutting all of the inflammatory triggers out my husband is down 11 pounds and 6 inches and I am down 6 pounds and 5.5 inches. Our group as a whole had an average of a 7 pound weight loss in the 9 days.
Isn’t it crazy how our bodies respond when they are fed the way they are meant to be fed instead of everything that is presented to us as “good” “fat free” “sugar free” …..???
Due to high demand we are hosting another 9 Day Anti Inflammatory challenge for those who are ready for a reset starting 3/23 and would love for you to join us!
Comment “I’m In” below to get the details
𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐒𝐎𝐋 𝐌𝐀𝐊𝐄𝐒 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐅𝐀T
Insert shaking my head …
This has been a rumor floating around lately that if your cortisol is out of whack then you most definitely are going to get fat.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH
This is not the case
Let’s set the record straight:
Cortisol does not make you fat
( a little louder for the people in the back)
Here is the truth.
Cortisol is super important for health and performance. The goal is not to lower cortisol as low as possible. The goal is to have cortisol be in sync with the results that you are desiring.
Cortisol is responsible for giving you energy to get out of bed and get moving
Cortisol massively adds to your ability to focus and have energy throughout the day
Cortisol is your natural cup of coffee ☕️ when in sync
If/when your cortisol is out of whack, you could feel:
Lack of ability to ‘get moving’ in the morning
Struggling to get natural energy
So what is the best way to make sure you are managing your cortisol levels?
Get sunshine every day
Exercise at moderate intensity
Eat a variety of nourishing foods packed with vitamins and minerals
Supplement with Adaptogens! ( MY all time FAV one is Ionix Supreme, it is game changer, literally not kidding, it changed my life!, check it out here
Have you struggled with energy and sleep or are you currently?
Comment THATS ME below and let’s fix it!