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Side Effect – One of Dr. Oz’s Favourite Things!

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In a previous post, I mentioned that one of the downfalls of not sleeping is feeling sluggish and fatigued throughout the day.  Kiwi fruit has helped, but I need, want and crave even more energy!  Well, I asked, and Dr. Oz answered – I need to up my magnesium.  This mineral gets little love, but it’s responsible for over 300 bodily functions – including many that help fight fatigue and make you feel more energized. 

Dr. Oz recommends getting your magnesium from food rather than supplements since you need a steady supply of it through the day rather than one big dose.  Many foods are good sources of magnesium including the almonds and brazil nuts that I’ve been eating daily for a better night’s rest.  Here are some other good sources:

-bananas

-kidney and black beans – I love black beans but kidney beans look a little organy to me – guess that’s how they got their name : )

-whole wheat bread

-brown rice

-lentils

-oatmeal – finally a use for that Scottish Oatmeal that I can’t make myself eat at night

-quinoa

-raisin bran

-spinach

-shredded wheat or as I like to call it – punishment cereal – you want to eat it, enjoy.  I think it tastes like thread-like hay

I checked the Health Canada site – a woman in my age group – 31-50 – or as I like to call it, 29 again and again and again, needs 320mgs every day.  Luckily, I like a lot of the magnesium rich foods.  I’ll listen to Dr. Oz and only take a supplement if I think that I haven’t had enough.  By the way, the side effect from having too much magnesium?  One of Dr. Oz’s favourite things –  POOP – diarrhea actually.  In case you were wondering, this blog will not be discussing poop.  The good Dr. has a ton of information on that subject.   

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Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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