food sources of magnesium

COMING to Reboot: Thermography

Thyroid concerns? Wary of mammograms? THERMOGRAPHY is coming to Reboot Center! Thermography is a pain-free, no-contact, radiation free assessment tool that has become increasingly used in addition to or (by patient choice) in lieu of mammograms for breast cancer assessment throughout the world. It was first developed in 1957 by Dr. Raymond Lawson, MD, to investigate breast cancer. Since then, this field has evolved into a hugely effective and widely accepted method of imaging the body's tissues in a safe, easy, and cost-effective manner.

We are pleased to announce that Carol Fowler, thermography specialist, will be offering a limited number of breast, thyroid, and women's comprehensive thermograms at Reboot Center on June 7th, 9th, and 10th.

Learn more about Reboot Center's limited-time thermography services.

Not sure about thermography? Call Carol at 206-734-6581 or click here for more information, as well as to reserve your spot.

Magnesium: from misunderstood to mainstream

The human body needs minerals for proper function. Magnesium is a foundational mineral that plays a critical role in the body. It regulates approx. 80% of the body's biochemical reactions and is a necessary cofactor in a plethora of enzymatic reactions (too many to count!). It is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, responsible for:

  • Muscle contraction
  • Brain health (mood and cognition in particular)
  • Blood sugar control
  • Energy metabolism
  • Nerve conduction
  • Cell proliferation (protein synthesis in particular)
  • Energy production
  • Bone growth and maintenance
  • Maintenance of blood pressure and heart rhythm

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food sources of magnesium

Magnesium: from misunderstood to mainstream

The human body needs minerals for proper function. Magnesium is a foundational mineral that plays a critical role in the body. It regulates approx. 80% of the body's biochemical reactions and is a necessary cofactor in a plethora of enzymatic reactions (too many to count!). It is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, responsible for:

  • Muscle contraction
  • Brain health (mood and cognition in particular)
  • Blood sugar control
  • Energy metabolism
  • Nerve conduction
  • Cell proliferation (protein synthesis in particular)
  • Energy production
  • Bone growth and maintenance
  • Maintenance of blood pressure and heart rhythm

Osteoporosis, headaches and migraines, PMS, Type II diabetes, hypertension, and arrhythmia may be a few of the conditions tied to a deficiency of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is rampant in the U.S., with an estimated 60% of individuals having suboptimal intake, and most don't even know it! Common reasons for magnesium deficiency include (though there are many more than those listed below):

  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Fewer than 3 servings of veggies daily
  • Poor digestion and/or absorption of nutrients

To test magnesium levels in the body, Reboot Center offers serum and plasma blood tests (through LabCorp) that show blood levels, as well as a WBC intracellular panel, where magnesium is tested along with other vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Now to food (my favorite topic!):

I feel strongly that food is one's best medicine. To incorporate more dietary magnesium into your regimen, consider the following magnesium-rich foods:

  • Rice bran
  • Pumpkin and squash seeds
  • Cocoa powder (aka dark dark chocolate)
  • Flax seeds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Tahini
  • Spinach, chard
  • Black beans
  • Avocado
  • Figs

As for extra magnesium supplementation, the chelates, magnesium glycinate, and magnesium citrate are generally the preferred choices, from a reputable company of course.

To health!