Many of you may know that I’ve been saying for a long time, that I give out my best advice during my sessions each week. It’s just the way my brain is organized. When someone I care about asks me a question about how to get rid of a symptom, or why something happens in the body, or how something works, I have ALL the answers. It’s like my brain is Google and I can ask myself, and all the answers appear- BAM!
Both myself and the person asking the question often comment about how useful the information is, and I’ll often state, “Yeah, I should really write this stuff down.” I usually get strong encouragement to do so, and I’ve wanted to do a Podcast, or a Video series, or a Blog series (hello! lol) for a long time. But I get home, and I sit in front of my computer, and my mind goes blank. There is something unique about being in the moment, and answering on the fly. I just can’t create it authentically by myself, in front of a screen, or a microphone, all by myself.
So, what to do?
Well, I’ll likely come up with a better solution in the future, but for TODAY, it makes the most sense to me to recall my last week of clients, and remind myself of the wisdom, stories, analogies and products we talked about. So that’s what this is!
Calm Powder for Muscle Cramps (and stress)
This one is something I’ve talked about a lot- and it all comes down to Magnesium. This mineral is important for the relaxation of smooth muscle (which makes up so much of our bodies).
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is largely deficient in this mineral and many of us are suffering because of it. The good news is, we can store up Magnesium in our bodies, and be able to pull from our savings accounts when we need it.
My main method for increasing Magnesium storage is to recommend clients do a tapering period using Calm Powder (pictured).
In my experience (as a Doctor) Clients struggle endlessly with balancing their busy lives and keeping track of whether they are getting enough of each vitamin and mineral. It’s far too easy to fall behind, and not notice until your body feels very stiff and your stress feels like it will squeeze you in two. Supplementing with Magnesium powder can help prevent this process, and keep your Mg++ stores nice and full, for you to use when needed.
You can purchase Calm Powder on Amazon by clicking this link. You can also usually find it at Sprouts, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Alfalfa’s and sometimes even King Soopers if they have the remodeled vitamin department.
How to complete a tapering cycle with Calm Powder:
Start with 1/2 TEAspoon of powder before bed each night. I recommend making tea and placing the powder at the bottom of the cup before adding hot water.
After a week, increase your dose by 1/2 tsp (so go up to 1 full teaspoon).
Each week, increase again by 1/2 tsp until you reach “bowel tolerance.” One morning, you will wake up with loose stool, and that’s what I’m talking about here. Congrats! You’ve filled your Magnesium storage tanks completely full 🙂
Since we continue to use Mg++ each day, I recommend continuing to drink Calm Powder in decreasing amounts, until you’re back down to about 1-1.5 tsp nightly. Then you can use it as needed, until it’s time to complete another tapering cycle.
More Coming Soon…
This is by no means a complete list of what I talked about this week in sessions, but alas I’ve run out of time for today! I’ll do my best to add more content when I am able.
Here is a short list of what I have planned for future posts:
- Epsom Salt Gel and why we need to take Epsom Salt baths
- Electrolytes, the best kinds, and why we need them
- D-Mannose supplement to get rid of Urinary Tract Infections
- Relaxin Hormone and how it works (in pregnancy)
- Sacroiliac and Trochanteric Support belts for Low Back/Hip pain (and pregnancy)
I have FIVE clients right now who are about to give birth in the coming weeks, so there has been a lot of prenatal-related advice given this week. Expect more of that in the coming posts as well 🙂
I hope this has been even a little bit helpful! I look forward to seeing you again next session in the office.