Could THIS Mineral Deficiency Give You Diabetes?

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In this video, Dr. Berg discussed about magnesium. Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the entire body and it works as a helper nutrient in certain enzyme reactions. It is involved in over 300 chemical reactions including its effect on insulin and is involved in glucose metabolism.

Diabetes has significantly found to have low magnesium than healthy people. When you are deficient in magnesium, you worsen insulin resistance and when you take magnesium, it will improve insulin resistance that allows better blood sugar control and all other effects that insulin have supposed to have.

The recommended amounts of magnesium that you need for a day for male bodies is 400-420mg and for female, it is between 300. Magnesium works with calcium together in the contraction and relaxation of the muscles.

High Magnesium in Foods
• Chocolate
• Avocado
• Nuts
• Seeds
• Leafy Greens
• Egg
• Meat/Fish
• Hummus
• Steak

How do you become deficient?
• Not consuming leafy greens
• Consuming too many refined carbs / sugars
• Caffeine
• Alcohol
• Diuretics
• Insulin resistance
• Low diet

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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