I have had the unique privilege of working with 100s of teenagers over the past 9 years.  When I work with my teenagers we cover all health issues not just acne because believe it or not acne is linked to many health issues that affect how we think.

Many of the teenagers I have worked with suffered from mood swings, irritability but in a mild to moderate manner, which with a few alterations to the diet or the addition of a few deficient minerals can be sorted easily enough.

In some cases however the deep thoughts of my patient can be a lot more serious; continued angry thoughts and the inability to knock these off.  Angry thoughts can lead to paranoia. This can also be linked to the feeling of being unable to fit in with peers.   When a young person feels like this it can be very difficult to explain how they feel to anyone. They realise they are different, they are treated like they are different but they cannot understand what to do. They can end up feeling angrier and angrier.

Now in some cases the feeling of being different can be empowering a complete release from what can feel like a world full of sheep. In other cases however the person can feel lost, depressed and even more so if they suffer from bullying.

If you can relate to this you are in safe hands because I was one of those teenagers too. I have spent years studying why and can offer you some good sound advice.

First of all we have to understand that our body needs fuel. Fuel in the form of food and food that contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids. If we only eat ‘dead food’ such as fast food, high sugar/fat food and no natural food, our body uses up a lot of minerals and vitamins just to process this food. So we are using up our resources and not replacing them. That has consequences.

We also need to understand that when we are born we inherit minerals from our parents. What we opt to eat from that time on will affect the level of minerals in our body but what if we are born severely deficient of specific minerals? Could that affect the way that we think? The way that we behave? How comfortable we feel in our own body? Our ability to fit in?  Of course!

All of my patients who have mood swings are deficient of magnesium.  Magnesium is a calming mineral. Magnesium calms down an overactive mind.  If you feel angry all the time why don’t you try taking 600mg of magnesium with a glass of water and see how you feel. If you feel better you are safe to take 300-600mg more.  Magnesium plays many functions in the body from balancing blood sugar to calming down the brain. It is completely safe to take. If you take too much you can end up running to the loo – so take what suits you and what makes you feel good.

What causes magnesium deficiency?  Exercise uses up magnesium. Stress uses up magnesium. The more calcium we have in our diet requires us to take more magnesium. Everyone knows that the body needs calcium, some people know that calcium needs vitamin D to work but few people seem to understand that calcium and vitamin D cannot work without magnesium.  Together they neutralise acid in the blood that allows us to feel so much better and it stops the body from pulling these minerals out of the bones, which in the long run will stop arthritis.

Despite all the medical research and studies that provide scientific evidence of the value of taking magnesium there remain very few doctors who promote it. That does not mean that they have a better solution. It is unfortunate the many doctors only work with prescription medication and they do so because they have little training on natural remedies.

Remember natural remedies are what they body needs. Prescription medication is what the pharmaceutical companies want you to use because it makes them money.

Other symptoms for severe magnesium deficiency:

  • Unable to sweat
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Overactive mind
  • Angry thinking
  • Difficulty turning over to sleep

I know that when I started taking magnesium the difference was incredible. I did need other minerals and vitamins too and I will continue my theme on how to make yourself feel amazing over the next 7 days.

If this information has benefited you and you have a question please do not hesitate to email me.  I only wish I had this information when I was younger, so I am happy to share and to help.





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