Yesterday I was reading a lovely blogger’s post that had a link to a health product which
also mentioned magnesium deficiency. So I explored it a bit and realized many of my problems are similar(same) as those in magnesium deficient states. It’s amazing to think vitamins and minerals can have such noticeable effects on us. I spent a decade and a half purposefully underfeeding myself to maintain an artificially low weight; now I am eating healthfully and seeing all these problems connected to deficiencies in vitamins & minerals. All the times I went for blood work to test for being malnourished or whatever, always came back normal! I believed myself to be quite healthy in the area of food and nutrition! Yes, I know that was my eating disordered brain talking but hey I didn’t know anything else.
Anyhow, I decided to take a vitamin D3 supplement a couple of weeks ago and it made me
feel better. So I’m continuing to take it. Now I think I’ll throw in some magnesium because I seem to suffer from a lot of the issues connected to having a lower than normal/healthy amount of it. I wonder how many other vitamins and minerals I might be low on!? About 4-6 months ago I started taking a multivitamin that is quite good. Still, I guess you can’t get everything from a multivitamin. My diet could be better I suspect but it’s not terrible. I’m at least eating enough now. Maybe some of the problem was from the excess sugar(sweets and simple carbs) consumption I was taking in for a year or longer to help me gain weight. Sugar can deplete your body of nutrients so that’s a distinct possibility. Anyway, I don’t want to ramble on about my health right now. So I’ll include the link to the page with the magnesium deficiency signs and symptoms in case you are deficient too.
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