[#WellnessWednesdays]: TIP OF THE DAY: Magnesium! I've got a romance going with this mineral, as it's useful for so many things. It helps ease the body into a restful state for sleep, making it great for insomnia. It's also required to deactivate muscle contraction, making it effective for musclepain and tension, or as support post exercise to prevent soreness. Its also shown to be effective for managing headaches, menstrual cramps, and encouraging regular bowel movements. While there are some foods that tend to be rich in magnesium, supplementation is often needed for therapeutic benefit. Ask your Naturopath about a dose thats right for you.
Fennel, or latin name Foeniculum vulgare, is an edible plant known for its mild licorice like flavour. Its a great source of potassium, and has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries. In particular, the seeds make a great addition to baked goods and meats, or steeped in a tea. Fennel seeds quickly help relieve heartburn & indigestion, as well as intestinal gas and bloating. It is also used to help relieve infantile colic. Fennel seeds support milk production in lactating mothers, and have been shown to decrease painful menstruation. Need immediate relief from gas or indigestion? Pick it up in a tincture form!