By: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The calcium craze has created quite a bit of confusion in the natural health community, with folks rushing to buy calcium supplements in the hopes of building strong bones and preventing osteoporosis. But loading up on just calcium alone may not provide the benefits you expect, and it could actually be toxic without the proper intake of the mineral magnesium.

Perhaps more important than calcium in building strong bones, magnesium works as an enzymatic cofactor to incorporate calcium and other necessary vitamins and minerals into bones. It also aids in over 300 other biochemical reactions throughout the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose regulation and energy production.

As you may already know, healthy bones require adequate levels of calcium alongside both vitamin D and magnesium. Without magnesium, neither vitamin D nor calcium can be used by the body, as this powerful mineral converts these nutrients into usable forms. Magnesium is also responsible for activating a special hormone that pulls calcium from the blood and soft tissues, and incorporates it directly into bones.

“Magnesium helps your body to use vitamins and other minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin D,” explains the Vitamin D Council. “Also, magnesium is important in helping vitamin D to maintain calcium in the body and is essential for bone health.”
Your body requires magnesium to process vitamin D

As far as vitamin D is concerned, magnesium is absolutely essential for converting vitamin D3, a common form of vitamin D sold as a supplement, into usable form. Taking just vitamin D3 alone is not enough to unlock its bone-building potential, and could end up leading its users to falsely believe they are benefiting from supplementation.

“Magnesium is a co-factor to the enzymes that metabolize vitamin D,” writes Lindsay Wilson for Health Hotline. “In other words, magnesium is required to convert vitamin D3 into its active form so it can carry out its important functions in the body, including calcium absorption … Magnesium also activates a hormone that helps pull calcium from the blood and soft tissues into the bones.”

The breakdown of old bone cells and buildup of new ones is also dependent upon magnesium. Osteoblasts, which facilitate the synthesis and mineralization of bone tissue, as well as osteoclasts, which allow for the continuous breakdown and rebuilding of the bones, both require adequate amounts of magnesium in order to function.

“Experimental Mg (magnesium) deficiency in animal models has resulted in impaired bone growth, osteopenia, and increased skeletal fragility,” reads a 1999 study on the effects of magnesium deficiency that was published in the journal Magnesium Research. “Our findings demonstrate a Mg-deficiency induced uncoupling of bone formation and bone resorption resulting in a loss of bone mass.”

Magnesium deficiency affects all systems of the body

Magnesium is, of course, also required for the proper function of many other systems of the body. The heart and nervous system both require magnesium for maintaining proper blood sugar metabolism and protection of the brain against overstimulation from triggers like glutamate, which can cause cell damage and death.

“Because it is involved in so many biochemical processes, chronically low intakes of magnesium increase the risk of illness over time,” adds Wilson. “And according to the National Institutes of Health, most of us are not getting optimal amounts of this important mineral … in part due to a decrease in magnesium content in foods because of industrial farming practices, which deplete magnesium levels in the soil.”

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Serrapeptase Information

The natural Chelation-Anti-Inflammatory Serrapeptase has had wide clinical use – spanning over twenty-five years throughout Europe and Asia – as a viable alternative to salicylates, ibuprofen and the more potent NSAIDs. Unlike these drugs, Serrapeptase is a naturally occurring, physiological agent with no inhibitory effects on prostaglandins and is devoid of gastrointestinal side effects.

You can see studies and technical information at www.serrapeptase.info Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the micro-organism Serratia E15. This enzyme is naturally processed commercially today through fermentation and was discovered in the silkworm intestine. This immunologically active enzyme is completely bound to the alpha 2 macroglobulin in biological fluids. Histological studies reveal powerful anti-inflammatory effects of this naturally occurring enzyme. Serrapeptase digests non-living tissue, blood clots, cysts, and arterial plaque and inflammation in all forms. The late German physician, Dr. Hans Nieper, used Serrapeptase to treat arterial blockage in his coronary patients. Serrapeptase protects against stroke and is reportedly more effective and quicker than EDTA Chelation treatments in removing arterial plaque. He also reports that Serrapeptase dissolves blood clots and causes varicose veins to shrink or diminish. Dr. Nieper told of a woman scheduled for hand amputation and a man scheduled for bypass surgery who both recovered quickly without surgery after treatment with Serrapeptase. The simple answer is Serrapeptase is the best anti-inflammatory enzyme available. It does NOT affect any drugs whatsoever except that it may make them unnecessary. It could even be taken even if you had nothing wrong whatsoever (inflammation also being the cause of premature ageing).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only Enteric coated Serrapeptase tablets and capsules have been subject to the impressive research showing excellent results. Tablets and Capsules (which may not pass the stomach acid) are unlikely to be as effective unless the activity is around 80,000iu of activity to allow for the 50% loss in the stomach.


Treatment of Inflammation/Pain: up to 1-3 tablets three times per day on an empty stomach. e.g. Recommendation for 1st week: Take 3 when you wake. Take 3, 45 minutes before lunch. Take 3 at bedtime. Reduce steadily to 2 per day. Treatment for arterial blockage: up to 3 tablets twice daily for 1st month and then reduce to 3 per day.

Children and Animals: It can be safely used with children and animals. A recommended dose of 1-3 tablets per day for children. If they cannot swallow the tablets, then they can chew the tablet as it does not have any taste whatsoever (if you have selected capsules to tablets, they can be broken open and mixed with honey). In fact a sore throat can be cleared in about 30 minutes by chewing 1-2 tablets. Treating Children with mucus problems such as colds. How long to take it: Although most symptoms will go within 1-2 weeks, it is recommended that you take Serrapeptase for 3-4 months and then stop to evaluate further need. Many people take Serrapeptase at a low dose, 1-2 per day, for health maintenance. Maximum: up to 30 per day (e.g. acute trauma care)

An extract from a recent Dr. Mercola article

Magnesium performs a wide array of biological functions, including bone health. Up to 60 percent of magnesium it is found in your bones

Studies have shown that increased magnesium intake is associated with a higher bone mineral density. Recent research from Norway has even found an association between magnesium in drinking water and risk of hip fractures.

Magnesium May Lower Your Risk of Hip Fractures

Norway, like the US, has a high rate of hip fractures, but the researchers noted that its incidence varies by region, with those living in urban areas more likely to have hip fractures than those in rural locales. They suggested this could be due to naturally varying levels of minerals like magnesium in the drinking water, although this didn’t turn out to be the case.

“Magnesium in drinking water may have a protective role against hip fractures.”

A broken hip carries a great risk of complications and usually requires prolonged specialized care for recovery. It’s estimated that 25 percent of elderly people suffering a hip fracture die as a direct result

Magnesium and Bone Formation and Health

It’s estimated that 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium influences activities of both osteoblasts (cells responsible for bone formation) and osteoclasts (the cells that break down your bone).

Magnesium is thought to play a role in preventing and fighting osteoporosis.  According to the National Office of Dietary Supplements.

“Magnesium also affects the concentrations of both parathyroid hormone and the active form of vitamin D, which are major regulators of bone homeostasis…

Research has found that women with osteoporosis have lower serum magnesium levels than women with osteopenia and those who do not have osteoporosis or osteopenia. These and other findings indicate that magnesium deficiency might be a risk factor for osteoporosis.”

In fact, one study found that postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were able to suppress bone turnover (which suggests bone loss decreased) just by taking 290 mg/day of magnesium for 30 days.6

Your Calcium-Magnesium Ratio: Are You Taking Too Much Calcium?

Despite taking additional calcium, osteoporosis has continued to climb, and this could be, in part, because of an imbalanced calcium-magnesium ratio. According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, a medical and naturopathic doctor:

“I’ve heard statistics like a 700 percent rise in osteoporosis in a 10-year period, even while taking all this calcium. The myth that’s been created about calcium is that we need twice as much calcium as we do magnesium. Most of the supplements reflect this. We’ve got a situation where people are taking 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium and maybe a few hundred milligrams of magnesium.

The 2:1 ratio—that was a mistake; a mistaken translation from French researcher Jean Durlach, who said never ever go beyond two parts calcium to one part magnesium in your food, water, or supplement intake combined.”

A more appropriate ratio of calcium to magnesium is 1:1. This may not only pose a risk to your bones but also to your heart. If you have too much calcium and not enough magnesium, your muscles will tend to go into spasm.

So excessive amounts of calcium without the counterbalance of magnesium can lead to a heart attack and sudden death. Quite simply, with insufficient amounts of magnesium, your heart simply cannot function properly.

For Optimal Bone and Heart Health, You’ve Got to Balance Magnesium with Vitamins K2 and D

Calcium and magnesium must be balanced with vitamins K2 and D. These four nutrients perform an intricate dance together, with one supporting the other. Lack of balance between these nutrients is why calcium supplements have become associated with increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, and why some people experience vitamin D toxicity.

Vitamin K2 keeps calcium in its appropriate place.

If you’re K2 deficient, added calcium can cause more problems than it solves, by accumulating in the wrong places, like soft tissue.

Similarly, if you opt for oral vitamin D, you need to also consume it in your food or take supplemental vitamin K2 and more magnesium.

Taking mega doses of vitamin D supplements without sufficient amounts of K2 and magnesium can lead to vitamin D toxicity and magnesium deficiency symptoms, which include inappropriate calcification that may damage your heart.

Magnesium and vitamin K2 complement each other, as magnesium helps lower blood pressure, which is an important component of heart disease. So, all in all, anytime you’re taking any of the following: magnesium, calcium, vitamin D3, or vitamin K2, you need to take all the others into consideration as well, since these all work synergistically with one another.

What Else Is Magnesium Good For?

Researchers have now detected 3,751 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins, indicating that its role in human health and disease may have been vastly underestimated.

Magnesium is also found in more than 300 different enzymes in your body and plays a role in your body’s detoxification processes, making it important for helping to prevent damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins.

Even glutathione, your body’s most powerful antioxidant that has even been called “the master antioxidant,” requires magnesium for its synthesis. Recent research also showed that higher intakes of dietary magnesium were associated with a lower risk of colorectal tumors To date more than 100 health benefits of magnesium have been identified so far.

In her book, The Magnesium Miracle, Dr. Dean lists 100 factors that will help you decide whether or not you might be deficient. Early signs of magnesium deficiency to watch out for include loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. An ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms.


Iodine – You Need this!
Everyone (children, men, and women) of all ages need to take an organic iodine supplement every day for the rest of their healthy lives. You also need selenium -another important mineral that acts as a co-factor to iodine.
WHO (The World Health Organization) before it became another tool of ‘Big Pharma’ stated that all women with child-bearing ability needed to supplement with iodine to ensure a healthy child.
Women will always require higher doses of iodine than men.
Why? It’s because breast tissue requires more organic iodine than even the thyroid (which is the critical reason to still take iodine if you are on drugs for the thyroid). It is why fibrocystic (and other critical breast diseases) respond so well to iodine supplementation. I know doctors tell you not to take iodine or eat seaweed but they are plain wrong. If you have not had your thyroid destroyed by medical intervention then iodine and other steps will recover your thyroid. This deficiency in females is also the cause of the epidemic of fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, including Polycystic Ovaries being reported all over the world.
Of course men and children need to take it as well, as a preventative for all of the many diseases that can be linked to a deficiency.
What is Iodine?
Iodine is one of the basic essential minerals that are an integral and essential part of healthy DNA integrity (both developmentally and throughout life), immunity, metabolic balance, endocrine function and cardiovascular health. Along with the breasts and thyroid, it is also in all your cells and other areas of the body such as the salivary glands, cerebrospinal fluid, brain and the prostate (This is why it’s still important for men and children). Healthy levels of Iodine throughout the body are a major protective factor against immune incursions, environmental contaminants and planetary-based radiation pollution.
However, iodine in its basic mineral state is toxic and it has to be taken up by a plant that then converts it to organic iodine.
Why do I need supplementation?
There is simply not enough organic iodine in the food chain any more. It is a very tiny amount we need (3.6mg per day) but over-farming and natural depletion has taken this away.
You may have been told to drink cow’s milk to get a little extra iodine but other studies indicate that milk can cause breast cancer (Google this for more info).
One hundred years ago doctors suggested adding 150mcg of an unnatural form of iodine called potassium iodide to processed salt (sodium with all of the other minerals including iodine taken out). This is what is normally found in supplements on the shelf and also in animal feed supplements. This is now known to cause a completely new set of problems without solving organic iodine deficiency.
What is Organic Iodine?
The basic element iodine is a mineral in the soil. This is predigested by yeast in healthy soil and converted into a mineral salt. Plant roots take this up and then convert it to a non-toxic atomic element, also known as a colloidal mineral and its more accurate name, organic mineral. All minerals that are found in plants are organic minerals and are 100% non-toxic in any quantity.
What is Atomic Iodine?
Using high voltage electricity it is possible to create atomic iodine (also called Nascent Iodine) where the particle size and electrical charge are as close to that of the organic minerals as is possible.
Can I simply take Iodine tablets?
As I said before most iodine supplements are usually Potassium Iodide and a small amount of this may be absorbed but there are other problems and some believe it can damage the thyroid.
These other problems include iodine being fairly easily displaced from the body by chemical toxins in the environment called halides: fluoride, bromine and chloride. Fluoride is by far the worst culprit. Deliberately included in some toothpaste and in your water supply, every time you take a shower, brush your teeth or drink from the tap, your body gets a little exposure to fluoride, leeching out good iodine.
There are kelp tablets on sale which contain Organic Iodine but you would need to take 15 to 20 per day or more to get the 3.6mg you need. Or 2 cups of Kelp or Kombu seaweed eaten daily would be needed to get the correct amount. NB: The cost of these are over 4x more expensive than taking Nascent Iodine Drops.
How do we know we are deficient?
The downward spiral in your health is slight at first, almost unnoticeable. Your thyroid is a good indicator and the first things you notice are that your vitality isn’t what it used to be – your get up and go seems to have got up and left.

  • You tire more easily, but you sleep less deeply.
  • You gain weight. Sometimes you just look at a junk food and it goes straight to your hips!
  • Chalking it up to a busy lifestyle and poor eating habits, you probably ignore it, possibly for years. But the changes in your body go on and on.

What kind of changes?
There are over two dozen major symptoms and signs associated with an under active thyroid. Here are just a few of the more common ones:

  1. Weight gain
  2. Low energy fatigue
  3. Ice cold hands or feet
  4. Dry skin
  5. Hair loss (alopecia)
  6. Brain fog
  7. Insomnia, poor sleep
  8. Tingling in the hands and feet
  9. Muscle pain
  10. Edema (swelling in ankles)
  11. Elevated cholesterol

All of these are due to an under active thyroid, and definitely not to “clinical depression” as so many of you are led to believe.

Iodine supplementation alone can help most people. Some may notice a difference in just a couple of hours and for others it may take a few weeks. Get started and find out for yourself the health benefits of Iodine.
If you are still in any doubt about which Iodine is best for you, it is Nascent Iodine.
This is the Iodine that we take and I take some drops 3 times daily; this delivers all the iodine that I need. Without turning this into a chemistry lesson, the reason I take it is because the body recognizes Nascent Iodine as the iodine naturally utilized by the thyroid and it is easily absorbed and safe. One bottle lasts for around 2 to 3 months. If you have serious health challenges then it may be that you need to take as much as 50-60 drops per day until recovered.


Nascent iodine is available in Australia from Rejuve Health Buderim. We can access stock if required.


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(NaturalNews) Spirulina is a type of green algae that grows in fresh water bodies. It is a survivor plant which, unlike most flora, is able to withstand considerable temperature variations and still thrive. It is cultivated worldwide and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years.

According to David Wolfe, author of the book, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, spirulina is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. In fact, it has become synonymous with the “superfood” label. This article contains an overview of spirulina’s health benefits and the studies that confirm them.

Research in Spirulina

Rich in nutrients – Spirulina’s biggest attraction is its incomparable levels of nutrients. According to spectral analysis provided by Self‘s “NutritionData,” a 28 gram (1 ounce) serving of dried spirulina contains 44 percent of our RDI of iron
32 percent of our RDI of protein
60 percent of our RDI of riboflavin 
44 percent of our RDI of thiamin
 85 percent of our RDI of copper.

The same serving size also contains smaller amounts of vitamins A, C, E and K, numerous other B-vitamins and trace minerals, and essential fatty acids. This astonishing nutritional profile makes spirulina a near-perfect food, lacking only in vitamin D.
Cancer prevention – According to a 2004 study published in Biochemical Pharmacology, spirulina contains a protein, C-phycocyanin, that can significantly reduce the proliferation of cultured leukemia cells by causing the cells to undergo apoptosis (“cell death”). A later 2009 study published in the Cancer Science journal found that mice that were fed a spirulina extract had increased activity of natural killer cells (immune cells that kill cancer cells) than those fed the placebo. The researchers concluded that “NK activation by spirulina has some advantage in combinational use with BCG-cell wall skeleton for developing adjuvant-based antitumor immunotherapy.”

Antiviral properties – A 2005 study published in Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology has shown that spirulina’s “high concentration of natural nutrients” can improve white blood cell activity and stimulate antibodies. These properties make spirulina an excellent guard against many serious viruses. “[Spirulina preparations] have been found to be active against several enveloped viruses including herpes virus, cytomegalovirus, influenza virus and HIV,” claim the researchers. “They […] inhibit carcinogenesis due to anti-oxidant properties that protect tissues and also reduce toxicity of liver, kidney and testes.”

Liver protection – Though consuming spirulina can boost the health of all our organs, research has shown that it is especially beneficial for our livers. An Indian-Malaysian study published in the December 2008 issue of International Journal of Integrative Biology, for instance, found that mice that were fed spirulina extracts experienced elevated liver enzymes, protecting them from liver damage. The researchers noted that spirulina’s antioxidant concentrations were responsible for this benefit.

Boosts brain function – A 2005 study published in the Journal of Experimental Neurology has demonstrated that a spirulina dose of 180 milligrams per kilogram of weight had the ability to reduce brain damage and aid the recovery of neurons in rats who had suffered strokes. The researchers acknowledged a connection between improved brain function and a “diet enriched in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals.”

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About the author:
Michael Ravensthorpe is an independent writer whose research interests include nutrition, alternative medicine, and bushcraft. He is the creator of the website, Spiritfoods, through which he promotes the world’s healthiest foods.

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Magnesium is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body, and the fourth most abundant mineral. In fact, researchers estimate that the average human body contains about 25 grams of magnesium, of which over 60 percent is found in the skeleton. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines, and excreted through the kidneys.

Even though magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, and all our major organs require magnesium to function properly, few people understand what this important mineral really does in our bodies. In this article, you’ll learn more about magnesium’s role in the human body and how much magnesium the average adult requires per day.

What Magnesium Does for Us

Regulates enzyme reactions – Like most other macro-minerals (minerals that our bodies need in great amounts; the opposite of trace minerals), magnesium’s main roles are regulatory in nature. It allows enzymes to function correctly and efficiently, thereby regulating a massive number of important chemical reactions. A small number of these reactions include producing proteins and antioxidants (including the body’s most powerful antioxidant, glutathione, which keeps all other antioxidants performing at peak levels), the creation of RDN and DNA, and the regulation of cholesterol breakdown. While magnesium does not induce all of these reactions by itself, it does play extremely important roles in them. Without magnesium, our bodies would literally spiral out of control.

Cell membrane development – According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, magnesium helps our body to transport ions like potassium and calcium across our cell membranes. Consequently, magnesium has a direct effect on the conduction of our heart rhythm, muscle contractions, and nerve impulses. Indeed, the main symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle spasms, cramps, and weakness.

Energy production – We all know that the metabolism of carbohydrates and fat is required to produce energy. However, few people realize that many of these chemical reactions depend upon magnesium to work. Therefore, our consumption of magnesium-rich foods directly correlates with our bodies’ abilities to process and utilize carbohydrates in an efficient manner. For this reason, eating enough magnesium can directly prevent type II diabetes by controlling glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.


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You may know what magnesium is, but do you know how important the mineral can be for your health? Magnesium is involved with over 300 metabolic processes in our bodies, leading to the mineral being called the ‘master mineral’.  So what exactly does it mean to have a magnesium deficiency, and what are some magnesium deficiency symptoms?

Why Supplementing with Magnesium is a Good Idea

Firstly, magnesium is necessary for the proper transportation of calcium across cell membranes. Why? Calcium needs other nutrients that help get calcium into bone matter. Those other nutrients are silica, vitamin D, vitamin K, and, you guessed it – magnesium. Excessive calcium intake has been linked to heart health issues by staying in the blood long enough to calcify into arterial plaque.

Minerals are more important than vitamins, which struggle actually struggle without minerals. Thanks to modern monoculture farming methods that rely heavily on using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides that are absorbed into the soil, out topsoil has been heavily depleted of its mineral content.

The master mineral magnesium is missing from most of our topsoil, leaving the vast majority, perhaps 80%, with a failure to meet even the USDA’s recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of 240 to 420 millgrams (based on age). It’s important to note that government RDAs are known to be well below optimum levels. Many experts think our magnesium levels should be twice the amount.

While observing bodily signs can help, you may want to have some tests administered in the end to test whether or not you’re deficient in magnesium. Serum or blood level measurements are usually inadequate because magnesium operates on a cellular level and accumulates in organ and nerve tissue. So even good results with blood testing are very often deceptive, leaving one with a magnesium deficiency. One effective test developed for use by health professionals is the Exa Test.

If testing is unavailable, put your symptom watch hat on. There are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency that relate to cardiovascular, heart, neurological, and muscular dysfunction and disease.

These various magnesium deficiency symptoms are numerous because of the mineral’s diverse role in so many different cellular metabolic functions.

17 Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

As mentioned, magnesium is a mineral responsible for numerous bodily processes. An anti-inflammatory mineral offering protection against illnesses like arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, magnesium has been used to remedy problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory issues, and much more. But as you may suspect, just as upping magnesium intake can solve problems, a magnesium deficiency could lead to many of those same issues and much more.

Here are 17 signs of a magnesium deficiency.

  • Calcium deficiency
  • Poor heart health
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Type II diabetes
  • Respiratory issues
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Potassium deficiency
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Poor memory
  • Confusion
  • Constipation

It’s important to note that while these are symptoms of a magnesium deficiency, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are definitely deficient in magnesium if you experience the above issues.

How to Safely Supplement Magnesium

It’s almost impossible to overdose magnesium by supplementing, but consuming too much magnesium is still not a great idea. Too much of the mineral could lead to some side effects like irregular heartbeat or slowed breathing. Similar to oral ascorbic acid C, there is a bowel tolerance threshold that brings on diarrhea if exceeded. Not all magnesium supplements are easily absorbed, either.

You can find inexpensive products that feature magnesium citrate, which is among the most readily absorbed forms of magnesium supplements.

You can also apply transdermal magnesium chloride topically to be absorbed internally through the skin. Magnesium chloride is also known as magnesium oil, though not really an oil. It’s a briny solution from ancient sea beds. It is available from Rejuve Health, Buderim (Ancient Minerals brand) or Caloundra Markets    Applying magnesium oil is the fastest way to raise magnesium levels in your cells.  10 times faster than oral supplementation.

If you don’t want to supplement and simply want to acquire magnesium through food sources, here are a few foods that can relieve you of any magnesium deficiency symptoms:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Black beans
  • Cashews
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sesame seeds
  • Almonds
  • Okra

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MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a nutrient that you have consumed in many of the most well-known superfoods. That’s because it is an organic sulfur compound that is found in many of the healthiest and most nutritionally synergistic foods that we eat such as broccoli, cabbage and Bbrussels sprouts which give off a distinct odor when cooked.

It can also be found in smaller concentrations in some meat and dairy products. Minimal processing and heating of these foods keeps the highest level of MSM intact for maximum nutritional benefit since it is destroyed in foods where over-processing occurs.

The supplement form of MSM is a white, odorless powder and is most well known for its use as a natural arthritis remedy since it helps to soften the joint tissue and restore flexibility. This is one of the primary reasons MSM is so effective as a topical skincare ingredient, among other properties it possesses. It is water soluble as a supplement, so will not build to toxic levels as your body just uses what is needed and flushes the rest out.

Some people also report they experience improved skin when supplementing with MSM internally. This is no surprise since our skin cells are also “soft tissue” cells that need to retain their pliability and flexibility, and this compound helps the cells do just that both topically and internally.

MSM softens the skin and makes it smoother, more hydrated and “flexible”

MSM has a softening, deeply penetrating effect on the skin when applied topically. It has the unique ability to penetrate several skin layers and therefore provides a better, more deeply hydrating and smoothing effect for longer periods of time. For this reason, it is one of the best ingredients to look for if you have chronically dry or mature skin that has lost a lot of its elasticity.

The sulfur compound also has an anti-inflammatory and skin-repairing effect, which may be useful for inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. It also may help smooth and soften acne scars and hasten the healing of existing lesions.

MSM helps make the skin cells more permeable, and therefore more absorbent and receptive to plumping and hydration. This means that if it is an ingredient in your facial moisturizer, it can help the other ingredients gain entry to the skin cells in order to hydrate them more effectively. It can also accomplish this when taken internally as a supplement, especially when plenty of water is taken in throughout the day to enhance consistent skin hydration.

MSM helps even skin tone, diminish hyperpigmentation and age spots

MSM has been reported to help reduce hyperpigmentation issues such as melasma, pink or faded-red acne scars, age spots, freckles and sun damage both as an internal supplement and external application although most people consistently reported greater success when using it topically for this purpose. It has a brightening and luminizing effect on the skin overall when applied topically, and over time may also help reduce uneven skin tone and help correct areas of darker pigmentation as well.

Since MSM makes the skin cells more permeable, it may very well have to do with the synergy of other lightening ingredients contained in a cream or lotion, so it may also allow natural skin brighteners to better penetrate the skin. The exact mechanism of this topical skin-lightening and brightening effect is not clear, although it is likely due to its ability to soften the cells.

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Biologically active sulfur is one of the most critical nutrients for our bodies to remain youthful and energetic. As we age, along with a diet deficient in essential nutrients, our bodies become stiff, our cells become rigid, and our overall energy begins to rapidly decelerate.

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur compound that’s naturally derived during the earth’s rain cycle. Sulfur is present in many natural unprocessed foods, but it’s quickly lost during the cooking process. MSM is gaining a lot of attention due to the recent focus on longevity and anti-aging technologies. Here’s a list of 7 impressive benefits that MSM delivers:

1. Improves skin health and complexion

MSM is necessary for collagen production. Sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as dry, cracked skin are all developed through a loss of collagen. MSM works together with Vitamin C to build new, healthy tissues. MSM can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health.

2. Improves flexibility

Research has shown that MSM is highly effective in improving joint flexibility. Additionally, it helps to produce flexible skin and muscle tissue. This leads to an increase in overall flexibility due to a restoration of the “juiciness” in the tissues.

3. Detoxifies the body

One of the most important features of MSM is that it makes your cells more permeable. This means that it allows toxins and metabolic waste products to easily be moved out of the cells, while essential nutrients and hydration can be moved in. It’s a calcium phosphate dissolver, so it has a remarkable ability to break up the bad calcium that’s at the root of degenerative diseases.

4. Strengthens hair and nails

Collagen and keratin and both critical for the production of healthy hair and nails. MSM is a bonafide “beauty mineral” that provides the sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin. It’s also highly noted to contribute to exceptional strength and thickness of the hair and nails, which can be noticed in just a couple weeks of consistent use.

5. Accelerates healing

Lactic acid and other byproducts cause pain and soreness in the body. MSM increases the ability of the body to eliminate waste products at the cellular level. This speeds recovery and frees up more energy for rebuilding.

6. Naturally Increases energy

Due to the increased permeability of the cells, less energy is required to deal with the accumulation of toxins. This results in more energy being redirected towards activity and necessary healing. Digestion is the biggest energy requirement of the body (Approximately 70-80% of your energy is spent on digestion each day). MSM increases the absorption of nutrients so that the energy expenditure on digestion is vastly reduced.

7. Anti-inflammatory

MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells. Excess weight on the body is actually inflammation. The cells of the body are chronically inflamed and retaining the byproducts of metabolic processes. Sulfur needs to be present In order for these toxins and wastes to be removed from the body. When these byproducts can be removed from the system, then the cells can also dispose of excess fluids that were being stored as a buffer. What results is a natural and effective reduction in unwanted weight.

We now stock a transderamal magnesium / MSM blend in a spray or mixed with Aloe vera

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  • A woman in her early twenties sustained a knee injury at the gym. Using Motivational Kinesiology techniques, an underlying belief was identified.This young woman had convinced herself she was not OK because she never knew her father. She sobbed uncontrollably and, after releasing her pent up emotions, was able to walk virtually pain free.

  • My old cattle dog had injured his shoulder. Using the MK correction the dog was quickly up and running about.

  • A young man was suffering severe cramps (in the main street of our local township). A quick, on the spot correction, reduced the pain and enabled him to move freely. Afterwards he mentioned he had played basketball all day without a single drink of water.|

  • A man was unable to work and had a lot of self doubt. After one session he returned to work and started to turn his life around.A gentleman had pain and stiffness in his left hip. Three weeks later he rang, happy in the fact his hip had freed up and he was able to run again.

  • A students young daughter had a fever. The mother simply used the Motivational Kinesiology correction (without any kinesiology) and the fever “disappeared“. Dad was shown the correction and weeks later used it when his son came down with a fever.

  • A koala with her baby was handed into the local ranger with eye problems and very lethargic. A surrogate balance was carried out and next day the koala was much more aware of her surroundings and latest reports is she is doing well.

  • A student rang excited he had achieved a medium term goal. Before each workshop we ask students to set two goals, one for the day and the other longer term.

  • A lady had poor vision and during the Motivational Kinesiology Level Two workshop looked up and noted how she could see peoples facial features clearer.

  • An older lady with long term breathing problems felt her breathing improve and her diaphragm relax after the oxygenation correction.

  • A lady with a very tight back could hardly lean forward. After the general flexibility correction from MK One she was moving and bending with noticeably more ease and range of movement.

  • A young boy’s writing was sloppy and sloped up to the right. The statement, “I can Do it” was repeated with the correction. Afterwards his writing was neater, level and he suggested he was writing faster.

  • A man was having heart palpitations. Using the Motivational Kinesiology correction he was able to control these attacks within minutes. His heart would stop racing with no side effects.

  • A lady was terrified of frogs. After the Motivational Kinesiology phobia correction she able to look at a frog without having a breathing attack.

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For the last 12 months, I have been working with Wayne Ellis from Glasshouse Kinesiology, in changing my life in such a profound way.  If you truly want to play with swords and not with bamboo sticks, then Wayne is the man who will enable you make the changes that you truly want in your life.  His methods are extremely tough, but always fair.  If you want to shift the patterns that have been holding you back all your life, then you have no alternative than to accept this if you truly want to change.  What does a boot camp in the army do for example?  Yes, exactly the same thing!!!  Don’t waste Wayne’s time if you don’t truly want to make the change.  I have wailed, laughed uncontrollably, been confused, extremely angry and scared of the processes that have taken place, but Wayne has always been able to keep ahead and delivered me to the places that I need to go.  For me sometimes, it was a very tiring process and quite often I needed masses amounts of sleep in the following few days.  You can feel things open up and release on a very regular basis.  I have been able to manifest some very wonderful things, people and events into my life, that I have never been able to achieve before.  I have absolutely no doubt that without the work I have done with Wayne, I would have never reached this point in the short time that I have.  We still have a way to go, but gee life is looking pretty great now!!!!!  I hope you choose to make that decision too in the not too distant future.
Best Regards…….Greg. Richards 10/09/2013.
Wayne helped me move from playing playing with bamboo swords to playing with the del thing
Brenton Lindley Nov 2013