#113: The Power of Magnesium and Discovering Nutrient Deficiencies with Gretchen Lidicker

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What we’re talking about in this episode!

  • The benefits of magnesium and how it can impact your overall health
  • Supplement recommendations for those struggling with chronic fatigue and stress
  • Foods that increase your magnesium levels naturally 
  • Choosing the right kind of magnesium for your symptoms
  • How to know if your magnesium supplement is working
  • What to look for when evaluating your supplement company

Episode Summary

Do you think you may be dealing with a nutrient deficiency but are unsure of where to start? Nutrient deficiencies can be the root cause of many issues including chronic stress, hormonal imbalances and lack of energy. Gretchen Lidicker knows all about this, as a writer, scientist, researcher and former health editor of MindBodyGreen. 

I have invited Gretchen back onto the show today to talk about the one nutrient that truly is a girl’s best friend, and that is magnesium. Magnesium can do wonders for your energy, mood and physical symptoms, and through natural foods and supplements, it is possible to get your magnesium levels working for you again.

On this episode, we are diving into our personal supplement rituals, which supplements are power players for your specific symptoms, and how to find a way to receive nutrients in the best form for your body. If you need some help figuring out which supplements you should take on a daily basis, or are looking for answers to some of your chronic symptoms, Gretchen is the girl for you. 

Magnesium can be a subtle yet incredibly powerful tool and comes in a wide range of options. Join us as we break down the similarities and differences between supplement products so that you can find the best way to improve the health of your body. 

What have you experienced when adding magnesium into your daily supplement routine? Share your personal experience in the comments below!


“I think there are so many factors of our modern life that are putting us at risk for these subtle nutrient deficiencies. And maybe they are not rickets level deficiencies, but they are subtle and I think they affect our health in ways that are really noticeable.” (9:33)

“If I try this supplement and I do it for 60 days religiously and it doesn’t work, I feel like I can just move on to the next thing instead of sort of always wondering whether or not that was it.” (29:49)

“Chronic stress is connected to like 9 out of 10 of the leading causes of death directly. It is a really serious thing and we can’t ‘magnesium’ our way out of it.” (33:32)

“There’s a lot of research that sort of pseudo-debunks supplements that I think doesn’t really hold up. So just dig a little bit deeper.” (41:17)

Resources Mentioned

Top 11 Supplements Guide for Hormone and Cellular Support

Magnesium Everyday Secrets by Gretchen Lidicker

CBD Oil Everyday Secrets by Gretchen Lidicker

Gretchen Lidicker Website

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2 Responses to #113: The Power of Magnesium and Discovering Nutrient Deficiencies with Gretchen Lidicker

  1. Paula Leap August 7, 2019 at 11:55 am #

    This was a great pod cast! My question is how do you find a “good” supplement. What things should you look for? There are so many out there but I have no idea how to choose !

    Maybe that would be another good topic for your Pod cast

    • Bettina October 5, 2019 at 11:35 pm #

      I agree. It was a very interesting podcast. I am however still in doubt about how to make sure that the supplement I find is a good one. I would really appreciate it if you Dr. Mariza would speak about that in one of your podcasts. Thank you for the work that you do.

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