Cynthia from Arizona Writes:
I am dealing with a lot of muscle cramps and general female issues associated with menopause. My doctor can’t find anything wrong except a low magnesium reading on my lab work. Could this be part of it?
Magnesium plays a huge role in our everyday health. I really think it underestimated in how important it is in all that we evaluate in healthcare. It is important to nearly every cell and function within our body. It can cut your risk for a heart attack, lowers inflammation, builds the immune system, and can even reduce diabetes by up to 33%. I am a big fan of getting magnesium into our diet each day using whole foods as much as possible. Here are some of my top picks for foods that contain magnesium and can support the body to thrive.
Carlton from North Carolina Writes:
I am looking for some natural ways to slow the aging process. I exercise several times each week. I am sleeping better and handling the stress in my life. What are some extra tricks to help with my skin tone, vitality, and looking and feeling younger when it comes to aging?
Ray from Mississippi Writes:
I have been following your inShape Plan for over a month and lost close to twenty pounds! Thank you! I am looking for some new snacks between meals. What are some new options to help keep the variety but also keep burning the fat?
Great news on dropping the weight! The best is yet to come my friend. For healthy snacking there are a lot of options. Remember it is important to keep the fuel coming in so the metabolism stays high. Of course, it has to be the right kind of nutrients. Mainly keeping the foods anti- inflammatory to maintain great gut health and increase optimal absorption. Here are some of my favorites that we use to get outstanding results for healthy weight loss.
Tommy From Arizona Writes:
My greatest challenge recently has been losing the belly fat. I have been exercising and eating healthy for the last several years. My doctor says everything is fine. I am 56 and I feel like my body is not working the way it used to. My energy levels are down as well. Any thoughts?
The fact is that our body does slow down some as we age. A few unique steps that are controlled by our daily lifestyle choices affect our metabolism. The way our body uses energy directly affects how our body handles shedding the pounds. Here are some basic triggers that can cause our metabolism to slow down and pack on the pounds, and what to do about it.
Jose from California Writes:
My wife has been telling me recently that my breath smells like fruit. I have included more fruits and vegetables into my diet recently. Is this what could be causing the fruity breath?
Way to go! Glad you are eating more fruits and vegetables. The fruity breath could be of a concern. Sometimes halitosis (bad breath) could be a sign of something else occurring in the body. Poor dental hygiene is the typical cause for the odor; however, any scent from the breath could be a sign of something more serious. There are now clinical ways to examine what the breath may actually be telling us about our health. Here are some basic signs to look for outside of not using the toothbrush and floss!