Could This Be the Cause of Your Stress and Insomnia? – Video

Could This Be the Cause of Your Stress and Insomnia? – Video

Are you feeling stressed or having trouble sleeping? You may have a magnesium deficiency. In this video, Dr. Eric Berg explains how common magnesium deficiency is, with up to 88% of people being low in magnesium. He also discusses the challenges of testing for magnesium deficiency, as most of the magnesium in your body is stored in your bones and soft tissues, not in your blood.

Dr. Berg lists several factors that can contribute to magnesium deficiency, including diet, gut inflammation, diabetes, insulin resistance, excessive sugar consumption, and certain medications. He also highlights the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, such as tetany, muscle tightness, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, and more.

To increase your magnesium levels, Dr. Berg recommends consuming magnesium-rich foods and supplementing with magnesium glycinate. He also explains that it can take up to a year to reverse a chronic magnesium deficiency, but symptoms may improve in weeks or months.

If you’re struggling with stress or sleep issues, magnesium deficiency may be the underlying cause. Watch this video for valuable information on how to address this common problem.

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Find out if a deficiency in this important mineral is causing your stress and sleep problems. Up to 88% of people are low in this mineral!

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0:00 Introduction: Magnesium deficiency
2:02 Magnesium deficiency causes
2:48 Magnesium deficiency symptoms
3:31 Best sources of magnesium
5:26 How to increase magnesium levels

Today, I’m going to tell you how to reverse magnesium deficiency. It’s very difficult to test for magnesium deficiency. Around 60% of your magnesium is in your bones, 39% in your soft tissue, and only 1% in your blood. A blood test is not a reliable way to determine if you have low magnesium.

Magnesium deficiency can be caused by the following factors:
• Diet
• Gut inflammation
• Diabetes
• Insulin resistance
• Excessive sugar consumption
• Vitamin D without magnesium
• Medications (antibiotics, PPIs, antacids, diuretics)

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include:
• Tetany
• Tight muscles
• Insomnia (sleep problems)
• Anxiety
• Fatigue
• Nystagmus
• Migraines
• Kidney stones

You need magnesium to make ATP, the “energy currency” of the body. Magnesium deficiency can also lead to calcium buildup.

Here are some of the foods that have the most magnesium per 100 grams/3.5 ounces:
1. Sea kelp: 760 mg of magnesium
2. Almonds: 490 mg of magnesium
3. Nutritional yeast: 231 mg of magnesium
4. Pecans: 142 mg of magnesium
5. Leafy greens: 100 mg of magnesium
6. Dark chocolate: 165 mg of magnesium
7. Pumpkin seeds: 265 mg of magnesium
8. Meat and fish: 25 to 35 mg of magnesium

The RDA for magnesium is 300 to 420 mg, and the average person only consumes 215 mg. If you have magnesium deficiency, increase your intake of magnesium-rich foods and supplement with 800 mg of magnesium glycinate.

It can take up to a year to fix a chronic magnesium deficiency, but you might find that your low magnesium symptoms go away in a few weeks or months. After you’ve increased magnesium levels with supplements, you can maintain it with your diet.

Always ensure you consume at least 400 mg of magnesium daily.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains how to combat magnesium deficiency. I’ll see you in the next video.

Video “Is This Why You’re Stressed or Not Sleeping?” was uploaded on 05/29/2024 to Youtube Channel Dr. Eric Berg DC