Throughout history and in many cultures, the coconut has been used to make baskets, has provided great quality hydration, and even produced charcoal from its outer shell. Today we find it on our supplement shelves as well.
Traditionally and from ancient times, elderberry, a small purple berry, has been used for upper respiratory infections, as well as colds and coughs and many bacterial or viral infections. Many other documented uses include: lowering cholesterol, treating arthritis, improving vision, boosting the immune system and using it as an anti-inflammatory.
Practically every day in practice during the history-taking, a patient will report any one of a variety of symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency. Could one mineral in the proper dose and form be a simple fix for these common complaints?
Three patients walked into my office this week complaining of heartburn. This turns out to be a very common complaint when going through a patient’s medical history in a nutrition-based practice. It could also be a very common complaint in musculoskeletal practice, as the incidence of heartburn is very high.