ALT="Bowl of vegan soup by Sara Soulati with magnesium" a bowl of soup by Sara Soulati"Magnesium is the “miracle mineral,” according to Naturopathic Doctor Daniel Heller.

This relatively unknown, yet highly important, mineral is hard to associate with something memorable. Most people associate potassium with bananas or sodium with high blood pressure. What’s magnesium good for? For sure, your grandmother knows! Have you ever heard her say, “I need some milk of magnesia!?” Turns out, magnesium is a good laxative and helps with constipation.

Magnesium is essential in 300 chemical reactions in the body! It’s good for energy levels, relaxation, helps bone health, and the health of heart and blood vessels, too.

A word of caution, however. What naturopathic doctors (NDs) say next to allopathic doctors (MDs) is often different. Naturopaths’ interest are in finding natural methods with healing like supplements and foods. Traditional Western physicians want more proven research to confirm that something is good for the body.  That’s why it is important to always do your research, then consult with a physician whether s/he is ND or MD.

Magnesium for Heart Health

As a natural blood thinner, magnesium can help minimize stroke and thus prevent heart attacks. It also helps the heart muscle function better and works to protect blood vessels, too. People with type 2 diabetes often have low levels of diabetes. In research, scientists found that magnesium can help reverse pre-diabetes; however, the American Diabetes Association states there is insufficient evidence that magnesium helps control diabetes or prevent people from getting diabetes.

Migraines and Magnesium Deficiency

If you’re not getting enough magnesium in your diet, it’s possible that could contribute to migraine headaches. People with migraines have lower levels of serum and tissue magnesium than others, according to National Institutes of Health.

Contrary to the American Diabetes Association, the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology conclude that magnesium therapy is ‘probably effective’ for migraine prevention.

Magnesium in Food

When minerals appear in foods, that means the mineral is first present in the soil. If you’re looking to increase the level of magnesium in your body, then eat more beans, whole grains, dark leafy vegetables, nuts, flaxseed, oatmeal, apples, bananas, fortified breakfast cereals, and dry cocoa powder and dark chocolate.

The Sara Soulati Health for Life Program

Sara Soulati is CEO of Global Cardio Care in Los Angeles. She invented the patent-pending Sara Soulati Health for Life Program based on plant-based nutrition. Her program is a lifestyle modification and prevention and reversal of disease program. When people visit to arrange a complimentary program experience, they are introduced to EECP, an alternative cardiovascular treatment, and Sara’s Health for Life program.

One of the five elements in her program include education about lifestyle. Everyone is encouraged to eliminate animal flesh from their diet. All of the foods listed above are part of Sara’s recommendation for daily foods.

Sara’s program alongside EECP is an alternative cardiovascular disease therapy: one oriented to lifestyle, prevention of disease, and reversal of cardiovascular disease. You and your physician may be doubtful about the healthfulness of magnesium as a supplement, but it’s important to know that  magnesium is an essential ingredient in powering your body.