One of the best things about running a business like this is the transparency of our customers. I love that you trust us with your questions, and I also love your openness to think outside the box of tradition, approaching your health beyond the scope of a pill bottle.
For example, I have talked with many customers who suffer from severe migraines. Our Brain Pain Roll-On is one of our top sellers for a good reason - it works! However, for those who struggle with severe migraines, I like to make one suggestion before they even purchase our product...magnesium.
My oldest son suffered from migraines; it was heartbreaking to watch. His symptoms included light sensitivity accompanied by vomiting. His pediatrician did all the right things. She was thorough, empathetic and cautious. She ruled out potential causes before she prescribed a medication. I appreciate that. Eventually, though, the medication was necessary. It helped, but I wanted the migraines to go away completely, so I wasn’t satisfied. I also noticed he started to seem melancholy, and that alarmed me. When he began to develop stomachaches, we stopped the medication with our pediatrician’s blessing.
I began to research magnesium because of his headaches, and the more I researched the more astounded I became. If you get migraines, I would HIGHLY SUGGEST you try transdermal magnesium therapy. There is a good chance your neurologist already recommended that you supplement with magnesium, and there is a good chance you stopped taking it because all it did was make you poop. Ha! Applying magnesium oil to your skin bypasses your digestive system, which eliminates that annoying side effect!
My son no longer gets migraines. Ever. My boys know they can apply magnesium oil to the bottoms of their feet before bed. Not only has it completely stopped my oldest son’s migraines, but it has also been extremely beneficial for their sleep. We use Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil. I also love taking a warm bath with one cup Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes Ultra With MSM and one cup baking soda. It's been great for my skin, aches and pains, and water retention.
I apply magnesium oil twice daily to my thighs and bum. My skin is really sensitive, so I can’t apply it anywhere else without irritation. Another suggestion if you are sensitive: the soles of your feet. My son also takes Natural Calm Plus Calcium by Natural Vitality. He likes the raspberry-lemon flavor. It tastes great! I take Mg Plus Guard by Perque.
It is VERY SAFE to assume you are deficient in magnesium. Modern agricultural practices affecting our food supply, pharmaceutical drug use and stress are just three of the many causes for a deficiency. Magnesium binding sites have been found in 3751 human proteins! These proteins are essential for building, repairing and maintaining your bodies cells. Imagine a door lock. The binding site is the lock and the magnesium is the key. 3751 human proteins have magnesium binding sites – this means that magnesium is the key to your health! Science is only beginning to unravel its importance. Nearly every known human disease has a link to magnesium deficiency.
If you have low vitamin D levels, you are likely deficient in magnesium, and until you increase your magnesium levels your body will not absorb your vitamin D3 supplements properly. I also have to supplement with digestive enzymes because I found out my body has a hard time digesting fats; vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. The two supplements I take are Digestzymes by Designs for Health and A.D.K by DaVinci Labs. If you have osteoporosis you are likely deficient in magnesium, and it won’t make a bit of difference how much calcium you take if you aren’t taking magnesium in the proper ratio with it. Are you starting to see the importance of this amazing little mineral?
I am a voracious reader. If you are interested, here are some books I found very informative on my quest to help my son overcome his migraine headaches: