Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to supplement with calcium to have strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. You can get all of your daily calcium needs through food. There are many foods high in calcium if you eat a nutrient dense whole food diet. In the last article, we discussed that calcium supplementation does not increase bone density and does not decrease the risk of fractures. In fact, calcium supplementation may even increase the risk of hip fractures. Taking calcium … [Read more...]
Is Magnesium Deficiency Causing Your Muscle Cramps?
Are you being woken up at night often with muscle cramps in your legs? Or perhaps you get a sudden cramp walking and it stops you in your tracks? Magnesium deficiency is a common nutritional deficiency which can cause muscle cramps. I get a lot of questions from my patients about why they are getting random muscle cramps in their legs. It disturbs their sleep and can become an annoyance. Muscle cramping has a number of causes. Magnesium deficiency would be one of the major causes you … [Read more...]