I recently spent an awesome weekend with some of the smartest, most innovative healthcare educators on the planet – some of whom happen to be great friends, like JJ Virgin and Dr. Sara Gottfried.
We got together to brainstorm about some of the biggest issues in healthcare, and how we can empower you to take control of your health so that you can live life to the fullest.
We all learned so much from one another. I love getting together with all my really smart friends because I get to bring my new knowledge back to you! I want to help you feel and look your best, as soon as possible.
During one brainstorm session, we voted on the number one supplement we would bring with us if we were on a deserted island – the overwhelming answer was Magnesium!!
If you’re like most women, you’re deficient in magnesium. This is bad news, because magnesium has close to 400 functions in the human body – we need it for almost everything! Magnesium helps keep us calm, it helps with sleep, muscular energy, constipation and so much more.
Leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and legumes are all great food sources of magnesium. And many of us could benefit from taking 400 mg of magnesium at night, although it’s a good idea to discuss specific dosages with your doctor.
The best forms of magnesium are the glycinate or citrate form. Avoid magnesium oxide as it may cause loose stools.
Btw, Vitamin D was a runner up – but we realized we’d be on an island soaking up the sun so the D was probably not as essential as the magnesium.
If you need more energy, if you need to lose weight or if you need to improve your moods or sleep, make sure you’re getting enough of both!
Best of great health, great happiness and great energy!