Health

Cramping

I recently suggested that a rider suffering from leg cramps during a 1200 apply some topical magnesium. His immediate response was “Never! Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and I don’t want to go to sleep.” It always amazes me how close-minded people can be. Surely a cramp is a muscle spasm and relaxing those muscles would …

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How to Avoid Heart Disease

Beyond Cholesterol — What Really Causes Heart Disease? According to Dr. Thomas Dayspring, a lipidologist (expert on cholesterol), and Director of Cardiovascular Education at Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT), most heart attacks are due to insulin resistance. He has also stated that LDL “is a near-worthless predictor for cardiovascular issues.” Evidence suggests high …

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The Cause of Cramps?

Could it be as simple as not having enough magnesium in your body? Magnesium is much more than a simple electrolyte – it is involved in more than 300 biological functions and is essential for heart health. Any prescribed doses of magnesium are likely to be woefully inadequate because of a fear of possible side effects. The symptoms of …

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Is endurance training bad for you?

In 2012, Belgium scientists published a study that concluded that repeated bouts of intensive endurance exercise at the elite level may result in the pathological enlargement of the right ventricle, which, according to the article, is associated with potential health hazards including sudden cardiac death. The publication was the cause of considerable debate among experts …

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