There are many foods, minerals and supplements that people may find very helpful this month to unwind and replenish during the transit of Mercury Retrograde in Virgo and the intense activity of the eclipses.
The sign of Virgo relates to physical health, diet, exercise, hygiene, organization and work. It rules the large intestines and nerves. Challenges to planets in Virgo can cause a wide range of physical symptoms from indigestion to insomnia, nervous exhaustion, and toxic overload.
What is the #1 mineral for Virgo’s physical (and a few mental/emotional) issues? I’ll tell you in a minute…
This has been one of the most underlooked minerals in the past, but it is now being recognized as crucial to the assimilation of other key vitamins and minerals such as Calcium and Vitamin D. Most Americans are extremely deficient in it, and as a result they suffer from stiff muscles, headaches, stress tension, irritability, anxiety, mood swings, irregularity, and restlessness.
That magical mineral that we need more of is Magnesium!
There are far too many symptoms and conditions for me to list here related to a deficiency in magnesium but they include diabetes, intestinal complaints such as Crohn’s disease and leaky gut, kidney malfunctions, menstrual cramps, heart attacks and even cancer.
Magnesium has been shown to help with detoxification, elimination of heavy metals, regulation of blood sugar levels, and general calmness. There is a popular supplement on health food shelves that is actually called Calm Magnesium, which can be especially helpful before retiring for the evening. Not all magnesium supplements are created equal. Magnesium with citric acid called Magnesium Citrate can cause “the runs”. Magnesium Oxide is not readily absorbed. Magnesium Glycinate is chelated and can provide greater bioavailability and absorption than the others.
(Don’t take my word for any of it – plenty of research data is available on the internet! Consult your health expert for advice)
Magnesium Changes Lives
Magnesium is meant to be an abundant mineral in the human body. Like water itself, when insufficient a huge list of ailments can manifest leading to degeneration. There was a time in my life when my anxiety was so incapacitating that each day was spent in agonizing misery and anxiety that felt like I was going to suffocate from lack of oxygen and heart palpitations any minute. This discomfort continued for hours, sometimes days and weeks.
When I began taking a magnesium supplement I was amazed at what began to occur in my body. It was not a cure-all but it definitely shifted my perspective, my heart rate, my breathing, my posture, and my ability to function. I’d say that it did quite a bit to improve my condition!
Sources of Magic Minerals
SuperFoods containing magnesium, also rich in many other minerals and nutrients – ORGANIC ALL: Almonds, Basil, Broccoli, Burdock Root, Raw Cacao, Chlorella, Sage, Seaweed, Sesame Seeds, Spinach, Spirulina, Sunflower Seeds. A lot of Green in the diet!
Another supplement that I highly recommend for those who have been stressed to the max lately is B12.
A lack of it often coincides with anemia, fatigue, dementia, lack of appetite/emaciation, depression, general weakness and malaise.
This special vitamin is absolutely required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological functioning, optimal energy levels and overall wellbeing. It is also easy to lose quickly in states of high stress and panic, and in aging. B-12 is said to aid in the body’s ability to make DNA for new cells. It is one of eight B vitamins that help the body convert food into glucose which is how we get our energy. Many people are low in several Bs so they might as well take a B-Complex.
Foods containing B12 aside from various types of meat include: Eggs, Nutritional Yeast, Yogurt, and grains that have been fortified with B12.
As a supplement B12 can be taken as a pill, sublingual drops/tablet, or injection for those who like needles 🙂
For supplements of a more subtle nature check out 3 Flower Essences for Mercury Retrograde in Virgo