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If cortisol is the enemy, these supplements are your friends.
Chia seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats. They come from a flowering plant in the mint family grown in Mexico, and were a staple in the diet of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Chia seeds were thought to have magical powers. Aztec soldiers would grind up the seeds and eat them for a boost of energy to sustain them over long periods of time. I add them to oatmeal, salads, granola, and baking.
A debilitating headache or migraine will not only put a damper on your day, it will stop you in your tracks and have you running for a dark room and cool head cloth. If you find yourself regularly reaching for pain relievers, you may want to implement these natural methods for taking the edge off.
In my clinical experience I have found that chocolate cravings and PMS symptoms both improve with daily magnesium supplements. But that's not all this mineral can help you with. Here are some of the other ways magnesium is important in for bodies.