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Ask the Experts: Magnesium Deficiency; Spinal Cord Stimulator

Q: My doctor diagnosed my sudden leg weakness as a medication-related magnesium deficiency. What medications can cause deficiencies?

A: Nutritional deficiencies are a common and under-recognized side effect of many medications. Here are some of the most common offenders:

ACE inhibitors, used to treat hypertension, deplete zinc.
Aluminum antacids and calcium carbonate,

7. A Holistic Approach to Heart Health

It’s not just your eating pattern and your physical activity that affect how well your heart and blood vessels function. Other aspects of your lifestyle appear to intersect with your diet and activity level on the path to better cardiovascular health. Your sleep, for instance, can affect your quality of

Melatonin May Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Melatonin May Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Melatonin is called the “hormone of darkness” because it helps signal the body that it’s night and time to sleep. It’s secreted by the pineal gland in the brain about every 24 hours in a dark environment, typically starting around 90 minutes before you usually fall asleep. Levels stay elevated

5. Quick Fatigue Relief—What to Try First

It’s human nature to want instant results, particularly when it comes to medical issues and ailments. But fatigue is a complex issue with a multitude of possible underlying causes, so it’s unrealistic to expect quick results.

Nevertheless, the following specific actions will address some of the more common underlying fatigue causes

4. Treat Your Fatigue

By now you may realize—because all of the body’s systems are interconnected—that there is usually more than one cause con-tributing to your fatigue. When one of your body’s systems is out of balance (if, for example, your HPA axis is malfunctioning be-cause of chronic stress), then other systems (like your

2. What Causes Fatigue?

The key to resolving any chronic health condition is to discover the root causes and then supply the body with the needed raw materials to correct any deficiencies or to bring the body back into balance. Therefore, you will need to become somewhat of a detective, patiently investigating each known

How to Treat Jet Lag

How to Treat Jet Lag

Jet lag is a sleep phase disorder that occurs when traveling across time zones. In the days of leisurely ocean liner crossings and cross-country rail travel, the body had time to adjust to different time zones, but the advent of air travel changed that.

When you cross into a new time

Foods That Help You Sleep and Foods That Keep You Up at Night

A good night’s rest actually may start hours before your bedtime by choosing foods that promote high-quality sleep and avoiding those that can interfere with your shut-eye. Two components of foods that are shown to be most helpful in improving sleep ­quality are melatonin and tryptophan.

Melatonin. Melatonin is a well-known sleep

Migraine Triggers: 6 Food Additives to Avoid

Migraine Triggers: 6 Food Additives to Avoid

Stress, bright lights, sleep pattern changes, the weather—unfortunately, there are countless migraine triggers that can take you out of commission, and some of them aren’t always under our control. What you can control, however, is what you put into your body. Oftentimes, what you eat and drink on a daily basis

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