Chocolate?…what you really crave

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I keep several bars of dark chocolate in drawers at work. It’s an amazing superfood. But I’ve discovered the intense craving is not about the delicious fat/caffeine/theobromine combination with a little sugar. It’s actually about the magnesium.

 

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The book, The Magnesium Miracle, states that it can treat the following (I especially found it true for #1)

 

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Anxiety and panic attacks- because it helps keep adrenal stress hormones under control
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Asthma – both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with magnesium deficiency
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Blood clots – magnesium prevents blood clots and thins blood without side effects.
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Bowel disease – magnesium deficiency is one of the main causes of constipation.
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Cystitis – bladder spasms are worsened by a magnesium deficiency.
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Depression – serotonin (mood elevator) is dependent on magnesium for its production and function.
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Heavy metals – magnesium is essential for the removal of heavy metals such as aluminum and lead.
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Diabetes – magnesium facilitates the production of insulin and the transfer of glucose into the cells.
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Fatigue – magnesium deficiency affects hundreds of enzymes, and fatigue is one of the first signs of a magnesium deficiency.
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Heart disease – The heart requires magnesium as does all muscles.
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Hypertension, hypoglycemia, insomnia, kidney disease, migraines, nerve problems, PMS, osteoporosis, Raynaud’s syndrome, and tooth decay are all aggravated, and sometimes caused by a magnesium deficiency.
 

 

I recommend the following ways to supplement it:

 

 

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Ancient Minerals states that best form of absorption is through the skin. So their oils, moisturizers and bath salts can be used this way. Note: Don’t get the oil for massage. Use their gel instead for that. 

 

 

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Calm Natural can be taken at night and helps a lot for getting to sleep as well. Make sure to follow their instructions of using hot water first.

 

I predict that in the not too distant future the media will be picking up on this, much the same way they picked up on Omega-3’s years and years after the healthy communities knew about it. 

 

All this to stay, I still love my dark chocolate. I just don’t have that intense need for it like I did before.