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Do you get enough Magnesium in your diet? – Magnesium Deficiency

Written by Warren Whitfield. Posted in Acudetox, ADHD, Health, Herbal Medicine

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Magnesium deficiency is running rampant nowadays. One study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health shows that 68% of Americans are magnesium deficient.1 Other experts put the number closer 80%.2

Data from the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggest that substantial numbers of adults in the U.S. don’t get even the minimal amounts of magnesium recommended.

Of all the minerals required for good health, calcium has been pushed into the spotlight. There has been a flood of calcium-fortified foods, beverages, and supplements. Ironically, without magnesium, calcium cannot be properly used or absorbed by the body.

Top 15 Natural Antibiotic Herbs

Written by Warren Whitfield. Posted in Acudetox, Health, Herbal Medicine

Herbal antibiotics have long been used by herbal healers to ward off colds and flu, clear infections and speed wound healing.  Now, they may be moving back into the mainstream as an alternative for bacteria that have become resistant to synthetic antibiotics.  This post is based on the book “Herbal Antibiotics” by Stephen Harrod Buhner, and related materials.  We’ll start with some background information and then discuss antibiotic herbs and their use.

Note:  Not all bacteria are harmful – many are essential to our health and well-being.  Always exercise caution with the use of herbal antibiotics, just as you would with pharmaceutical antibiotics.  In food doses, they are generally benign, but in therapeutic doses they can have side effects just like any medication.

What is an antibiotic?

MedicineNet.com defines and antibiotic as:

A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. Originally, an antibiotic was a substance produced by one microorganism that selectively inhibits the growth of another. Synthetic antibiotics, usually chemically related to natural antibiotics, have since been produced that accomplish comparable tasks.

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