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Re: My Journal to improve my health and sex life
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 01:19:35 pm »
It is possible I am not eating enough magnesium although, I consider my diet to be pretty good but using this list from The 4 hour body:

Magnesium (400 mg per day recommended for an average, healthy 25-year-old male)
1. Pumpkin seeds (pepitas), 2.6 oz (2 oz = 300 mg)
2. Watermelon seeds, dried, 2.8 oz (2 oz = 288 mg)
3. Peanuts, 1.6 cups (1 cup = 245 mg)
4. Halibut, cooked, 1.2 fillets (half a fillet = 170 mg)
5. Almonds, 5 oz (2 oz = 160 mg)
6. Spinach, 2.5 cups (1 cup = 157 mg)
7. Soybeans, cooked, 2.7 cups (1 cup = 148 mg)
8. Cashews, 5.5 oz (2 oz = 146 mg)
9. Pine nuts, 5.7 oz (2 oz = 140 mg)
10. Brazil nuts, 6.3 tbsp (2 tbsp = 128 mg)

I don`t really eat any of those foods apart from almonds and spinach. I do eat plenty of of grapes, berries, salads, black tea, brocolli, granary or wholegrain bread though.

Is this enough or should I make a conscious effort to eat more on that list or is there any other foods high in magnesium?

I`ve stopped taking the magnesium malate, in fact I`ve stopped taking supplements altogether. I think something I was taking was making me feel a bit odd. My feet were aching and tired for a bit. Might of been over worked but since stoppping the supplements I feel ok again. i`m going to be more careful with supplements, I really do think they can do more harm than good.

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« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 02:10:59 pm »
Looks like you're pretty low carb, eh?

I'd really recommend getting one of the nutritional software programs out there and answer the questions yourself.  There are some very cheap ones that do a great job imo.  I've just been trying out a new one and it returns over a hundred nutrients, has nice summaries, etc. and was very reasonably priced.

Now one thing about magnesium though:  it's quite dependent on the soil concentrations, so you want to go somewhat above to play it safe imo.

Your post about the achiness got me curious.  Do you have time to post what supplements you were taking?

A few comments about what you wrote:

1. Imo it's very important to take a) Vitamin D unless you get a lot of direct sunshine and b) (non-rancid, non-PCB, non-mercury) fish oil unless you are eating fish 1-2 X/week.  It sounds like you're a fish eater, though, so #2 may not apply.  (Don't eat fish more than 1-2X/week imo due to mercury and PCB contamination.) 

2.  I'm not a big fan of soy for males.  The jury is still out but there are couple of studies that show it may be hard on the brain for us.  That is controversial though, but I'd rather err on the side of caution.

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Re: My Journal to improve my health and sex life
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 02:10:59 pm »


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Re: My Journal to improve my health and sex life
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 04:32:33 pm »
Nah, I eat enough carbs I think.  I do eat naan breads, brown rice, potatoes, plus granary or wholemeal bread. I`ve tracked my macros on `myfitnesspal` and I get an average of about 220g carbs per day. Maybe a little less at the moment as I`m trying to lose belly fat.

I`m going to have to look at some of those nutritional programs. Any you recommend? Are they time consuming to input the data? and how accurate are they?

The supplements I was taking were:

Vit C 1000mg (every two days)
Vit D 2000iu per day
Magnesium malate 116.7 mg per day (but it also stated there were 720mg of malic in it - sounds dodgy!)
cod liver oil
multivitamin + minerals
zinc (taken a couple of times per week at 15mg I think)

Would you like me to name the brands too?

I feel alright again now, feet aren`t aching. Do you think it could be one of the supplements that caused it? I don`t know if the brand makes much difference but I`m starting not to trust supplements so much. Been taking them for years and thought I`ll try giving my body a couple of weeks off them completely in case something wasn`t agreeing with kidneys or liver or something.

The way I see it, my friends, and I guess most of the population (as far as I know) aren`t getting bouts of ED like I am, and I doubt they are taking supplements, so maybe the supplements aren`t doing any good, maybe just harm.

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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2012, 05:07:55 pm »
Hmmm.  Those look pretty benign to me.  Were you taking a lot of cod liver oil by any chance?

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/129013.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervitaminosis_A

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« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2012, 05:38:43 pm »
Yeah it is possible I was taking too much. I was taking two or three capsules per day whearas the recommended amount on the tub was 1 per day.  Could be too much vit A. Do you think the time I was on Accutane could be playing a part? Like there`s a build up of Vitamin A still?

Along with the varicocele I do think that Accutane has played a part in my troubles too. Do you have any knowledge on the subject?

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« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2012, 05:56:00 pm »
Did you take cod liver oil while on the accutane?  If not, how much of a gap in time was there?
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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2012, 06:14:08 pm »
No, didn`t take it while on accutane, roughly about 1 year gap between Accutane and cod liver oil

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« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2012, 09:10:41 pm »
Sorry - and how much cod liver oil were you taking daily?
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« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2012, 09:10:41 pm »