Magnesium May Help Prevent Hip Fractures

The hips, they fracture. A lot of it has to do with the rigors of aging, but there are other factors.  Back in 2013, scientists in Norway decided to take a look at the relationship between magnesium and calcium in drinking water and the prevalence of hip fractures in the population of people who drankContinue reading “Magnesium May Help Prevent Hip Fractures”

Potassium and Magnesium Linked to Fewer Strokes

If you like nutritional meta-analyses, then have I got a treat for you. Two separate papers (one for each gender) were published this year (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Stroke) that reviewed the relationship between magnesium, potassium, calcium and the likelihood of strokes. The study on women published in the AJCN, tookContinue reading “Potassium and Magnesium Linked to Fewer Strokes”

An Overview of Topical Magnesium

  Topical Magnesium Magnesium is probably the most important nutrient that you’re deficient or nearly deficient in. If you’re an American, there is a three-in-four chance that you’re not getting your recommended daily allowance.  This is why magnesium deficiency has been dubbed the “invisible deficiency.”  Considering that magnesium is involved in hundreds and hundreds ofContinue reading “An Overview of Topical Magnesium”

AIM Products and Whole Body Nutrition: A Brief Overview

Whole Body Nutrition Food choices are the most important element of a healthy lifestyle.  A diet rich in whole-foods, in fresh foods, in real foods can impact our lives more than almost anything else. The problem is, most of us are eating processed foods, sweetened foods or foods loaded with artificial flavors and chemicals. ItContinue reading “AIM Products and Whole Body Nutrition: A Brief Overview”

Sleep Mag-nificently

Sleep isn’t that exciting. I mean, it’s basically lying still and unaware in a dark room for an extended period of time. But to an insomniac, it’s a blissful and often unachievable Nirvana-like state. And if you’re an older adult, then there’s a fifty percent chance that you have insomnia. Sleep is so very important. It helpsContinue reading “Sleep Mag-nificently”

New Study: Magnesium Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes-Related Health Outcomes

Magnesium plays a huge role in the day-to-day functions of the body. It strengthens your bones. It helps your heart to beat. It assists in the conversion of food to energy, and it also does a few hundred other things.  It’s very important, and yet the majority of mankind is deficient. (Somewhere between 60-80%).  Recently low levelsContinue reading “New Study: Magnesium Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes-Related Health Outcomes”

Mag-Nificence Lives Up to Its Name

According to the USDA, fifty-seven percent of Americans don’t get enough dietary magnesium. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency range from minor things like fatigue, muscle weakness and cramps to serious problems like personality change and heart failure. Poor diet and alcohol abuse are major contributors to magnesium deficiency. Green leafy vegetables and nuts are rich sourcesContinue reading “Mag-Nificence Lives Up to Its Name”

An Interview with Outstanding Member of the Month Dan Nichols

Dan and Shannon Nichols won the Outstanding Member(s) of the Month Award for their work in December. Their achievement will be noted in the March Issue of Living Well Magazine.  The BarleyLife Blog recently had the opportunity to communicate with Dan Nichols. BarleyLife: What Do You Do for a Living? Dan Nichols: ​I am a churchContinue reading “An Interview with Outstanding Member of the Month Dan Nichols”

The Importance of Magnesium for Athletes

Living Well recently spoke to  Ron and Lendy Murray, AIM’s magnesium experts, about how important it is for athletes to supplement with AIM’s Mag-nificence products. How important is magnesium for athletes?  RLM: Magnesium is the most important mineral that you can put on your body. Doctors and researchers will tell you that. When you put yourContinue reading “The Importance of Magnesium for Athletes”