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Like many women, Ahlem Gamri was always sipping bottled water in an effort to drink the recommended eight glasses a day.
As a consultant in the oil and gas industry, who travels around the world, she kept a bottle in her handbag to drink on the move.
‘It’s common knowledge that drinking water is fundamental in maintaining health,’ she says.
But despite her best efforts to stay healthy, she was baffled when she began to suffer from a range of symptoms.
‘I felt bloated and wiped out, no matter how much sleep I got,’ says Ahlem, 37, from London.
‘I tried cutting out bread and exercised more in a bid to boost my metabolism and snap me out of it, but I still felt terrible. I had odd symptoms that would flare up and subside without warning — muscle aches, joint pain, dizziness, palpitations, nausea.’
For three years, she consulted endocrinologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, rheumatologists and immunologists.
Every expert offered different solutions to the symptoms — but none could explain what was actually wrong.
‘It wasn’t until I saw naturopathic doctor Nigma Talib that I got any answers,’ says Ahlem. ‘After a battery of tests, she identified I had a magnesium deficiency.’
Symptoms of deficiency include agitation and anxiety, restless leg syndrome, sleep disorders, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms, muscle spasm and weakness, hyperventilation, poor nail growth and even seizures.
And, disastrously, modern diets are not just lacking in magnesium — they actively deplete it.
The recommended daily intake for adults is 420mg for men and 320mg for women. Once this would have been easy to get from a mix of wholegrains, green leafy vegetables, nuts and meat. But intensive farming has seen the magnesium content in vegetables decline by as much as 80 per cent since 1950.
I suppose tho on where they lack on the magnesium scale they would make up on the floride scale
Who Gets Fibromyalgia? Scientists estimate that fibromyalgia affects 5 million Americans age 18 or older.1 For unknown reasons, between 80 and 90 percent of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women; however, men and children also can be affected. Most people are diagnosed during middle age, although the symptoms often become present earlier in life.
originally posted by: jonnyhallows5211
Ive always told people that bottled water wasnt as good for you as tap water, eventhough its flouridated. bottled water, a lot of times is worse for you than tap, as a lot of minerals are removed in the process.
In one test performed by the Environmental Working Group, 38 low-level contaminants were found in bottled water, with each of the 10 tested brands containing an average of eight chemicals. Disinfection byproducts (DBPs), caffeine, Tylenol, nitrate, industrial chemicals, arsenic, and bacteria were all detected. The belief driving sales of bottled water is that it must be cleaner, and therefore healthier. But thats where weve all been fooled.
originally posted by: thevace
water from coca cola and nestle is just processed tap water!! its a scam and no wonder it makes people ill knowing those companies
get real spring water in glass bottles (best is deep spring)
a good natural souce of minerals are for example nuts and seeds like sunflower seeds,sesame seeds,hazelnuts,almonds,walnuts,peanuts