When you’re jet lagged, one of the hardest things to do is relax your system enough to get to sleep at an appropriate time to re-sync.
That’s why magnesium is a great option for Jet lag.
Magnesium deficiencies have been linked to desynchronizing your internal clock, but that evidence aside, it’s a great way to relax your system to get to sleep.
Generally, Magnesium is great at relaxing the whole body. Biologically, Magnesium is really important for the regulation of Melatonin, which as we discussed on Monday, is the key hormone in setting your sleep-wake cycle. It’s also the primary culprit in Jet Lag. Magnesium supplementation can regulate and promote Melatonin production which in the case of jet lag, is imperative to normalizing your schedule.
Magnesium is something that I discuss with every single one of my patients, because of it’s widespread effects. It is needed for every type of cell in the body to function.
Typically I recommend Magnesium Glycinate for things like jet-lag as it will have a minimal effect on the digestive system. (Magnesium in other forms has been known for encouraging bathroom visits!) Dosing of magnesium for Jet lag is a little bit more unclear. Generally I recommend taking the recommended dose on the bottle, of the brand of choice (I like @canprev, and @naturalcalmca ). Research shows that typically doses under 350mg are considered safe. **Always check with your doctor or pharmacist before adding Magnesium into your routine.**
In general, taking Magnesium can help increase sleep quality and quantity, as well as improve digestion, relaxation, muscle contraction, and so much more.
Feel free to send me a message with any questions about Magnesium or how to get your hands on some! .
Tired? Can’t sleep? Headaches?
Magnesium Deficiency may be the cause.
Due to our foods nowadays being compromised by being grown from mineral deficient soil, we are absorbing less magnesium via our nutrition, and it’s said that around 50% of Australians are Magnesium deficient.
With over 550kg of Epsom salt in each of our float pods, the water in our pods is super saturated in Magnesium Sulfate, giving you the chance to absorb these amazing minerals via the skin and assimilate the ions into the cells more efficiently by bypassing the gut. ——————————————————————
• Magnesium •
✅ Regulates and catalyses over 300 enzymes in the body
✅ Facilitates Calcium absorption
✅ Prevents diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, stroke and heart attack
✅ Shortens migraines
✅ Lessens PMS symptoms. ———————————————————————
✅ Proper levels of sulfates balance hormones, especially as it relates to digestion
✅ Helps cleanse and detox the body
✅ Alleviates Leaky Gut symptoms
✅ Plays a role in the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins.
Book a float today and see how good you can feel!💦🙌
Who wakes with Headaches?
Oh I do and oh how I wish I didn't! Lets blame today's on an imbalance of hormones, thats a nice way to say it right?! My body is all over the place this week therefore resulting in a banging headache this morning. Frustrating to say the least, but I know I have help with my dōTERRA essential oils.
I have this Dynamic Duo blend diffusing this morning and I can honestly say it helps me so much! ~Peppermint~
I can't live without Peppermint..its fresh, clearing and cooling properties always help me with my headaches. ~Easy Air~
I added this today for its cooling, invigorating blend that is known for its calming aroma.
Get Peppermint and Easy Air in your life with so many other amazing dōTERRA essential oils that will benefit your life by just contacting me.
This was yesterday. A sudden ice storm flooded in. Barometric pressure plummeted. I felt the migraine come on extremely fast. I did everything I could to stop it, but when a storm triggers it, literally nothing helps. It's a completely different kind of migraine than my usual ones.
I went to work anyway, nauseous and miserable. I wore my sunglasses inside to counter the stagnant, fluorescent lighting and bland concrete walls. I made stupid mistakes because my brain was in a state of incessant glitch. I still did my job to the best of my ability, unfortunately grateful that the ice storm made us close early even though I need the money.
And yet, when the pressure stabilized, I was liberated. This is also uncharacteristic of my normal migraines. Generally they last all day, night, and into the next day. But storm migraines, while completely unable to be relieved or medicated, only last until the pressure settles.
What confounds me is that no one understands what migraines are or where they come from. They don't show up on an MRI. They're a complete mystery even to the experts. The only thing anyone can speculate about are patterns: hormones, stress, lack of sleep, certain foods, alcohol, weather, blood pressure, genetics. These correlate to migraine triggers, but no one for sure knows how or why.
It's an endless battle of trial and error, only the errors leave you incapacitated and the trials are just guesses. Everything is a risk.
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😊 Many people who suffer from headaches and neck pain have decreased endurance in the muscles deep in the front of the neck called the "deep neck flexors". Poor use of these muscles can contribute to increased tone and stiffness in the suboccipital muscles at the base of the neck as well as increased stiffness and irritation in the upper cervical spine, both of which can refer pain into the head, contributing to headaches.
🚩 The deep neck flexors help to flex the skull on the cervical spine (like nodding the head "Yes") as well as segmentally flexing the upper cervical vertebrae. These muscles are commonly underused if we either spend a lot of time with our shoulders rounded and our heads jutted forward or if we repetitively move into this position
🚀 A common exercise prescribed by rehab professionals is the "chin tuck". This exercise works on the endurance and coordination of the deep neck flexors, with the combined effect of increasing upper cervical spine mobility and decreasing the tone and flexibility of the suboccipital muscles, which can help to relieve headache and neck pain. It can also help in the long term to build postural awareness so that we stop spending so much time with our heads jutted forward
📽️ The video shows a simple 3 step progression to work on the above points
🗝️ Coaching Keys:
📍 Hold each position until fatigue or your form fails, up to 30 seconds, 5-10 times
📍 You must be able to hold for a perfect 30 seconds before moving to the next level
📍 It's normal to experience a large stretch that may be painful in the back of your neck/skull. This is the sensation of muscles and joints stretching out of their normal "comfort" zone. If too intense, hold for less time 👌🏼
📍 Remember to keep your chin tucked (the "rolls" in your neck shouldn't change) and keep your shoulders relaxed
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🔥Upper Cervical Stretch🔥
🤕 Today's stretch/mobilization may be indicated for those of you who suffer from a stiff neck that is either not painful or minimally painful at rest, but is painful and/or limited as you turn your neck in one direction. It can also be used for those of you with headaches as long as you progress slowly, as being too aggressive with this may temporarily make your symptoms worse. Just be smart with it
🙌 The intent of the stretch is to improve the mobility of the upper cervical spine and/or the flexibility of the suboccipital muscles on the side you are limited to. You should feel the stretch at the base of the skull and neck on the side you are stretching towards
📌 The more painful it is to stretch, the softer you should stretch it, and the less time you should hold it in one position
😉 If you can, try to work on the hold-relax strategy I mention in the video, where you isometrically resist motion in the opposite direction and then follow with actively turning your head in the same direction with assistance from your hands. This usually allows for the greatest gains in mobility
💥 As with any mobility exercise, it's important to actively move through the new range of motion for high repetitions, and I would suggest rotating to your max rotation with a tucked chin and holding isometrically against the resistance of your hand in order for your body to learn how to maintain this new range
🚨 If pain is your biggest issue and not a mobility restriction, perform in the same way but STOP when you feel resistance, NOT a painful stretch. As I mentioned earlier, this can make the problem worse if you are too aggressive because providing too much tension to an already "over-tense" muscle may cause it to become more sensitive and painful
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Jeg har fri i dag og har nattøj på! Men har haft spændingshovedpine siden i går, og tog mig lige sammen til at lave øvelser der hjælper hver gang! I al fald hvis du er en skulder/nakkespænder som mig. Hula er sjovt, men fandme også smart, når de her simple hulaøvelser er så effektive! ( jeg glor hele på min lampe, så jeg ikke smadrer den, har ramt den så mange gange før) #hooper#headache#hovedpineøvelser#lidtrusten#hulahop