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Do You Have A Magnesium Deficiency?

Magnesium… We’ve kind of heard of it, meaning we know we need it. Yet, do we really know what it actually does for us? Or why it’s good for us? Magnesium is involved in more than 300 metabolic processes in our bodies, leading to the mineral being nicknamed the “master mineral.” So what does it mean to have a magnesium deficiency? And what are your symptoms, you ask? Well, let’s find out! Magnesium plays a key role in regulating how well the human body converts food into energy, making it a vital mineral for us to properly function at our peak performance. Magnesium is also responsible for many bodily processes. It is an anti-inflammatory mineral offering protection against illnesses like …


Save Your Legs – and Your Life!

More than 10 million Americans have a heart attack in their legs. Are you one of them? Do you often need to sit down and put your legs up because it hurts to walk? Have you complained about how long it took a sore on your leg to heal? Have you complained about how long it took a sore on your leg to heal? You may have Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Many people suffer from PVD and don’t even know it. Assuming the leg pain is part of normal aging, they don’t report these symptoms to their doctor until the disease reaches a critical stage. Be aware of the warning signs and do something about it before it’s too late. …


Spinach Pesto Pasta as Green as the Season

Nancy Horn, owner of Dish Cafe and Catering and writer for the RGJ’s “Dish it Up” series, asked Carson Tahoe Health’s Registered Dietician, Kim Mason, for a nutritional analysis of one of her favorite recipes. Go green with this delicious pesto pasta recipe, just in time for Earth Day! Dish it Up Green Pasta – Ingredients 1 teaspoon kosher salt for the pasta, plus a couple pinches for the cooking water 6-8 ounces organic washed baby spinach Handful of fresh basil, about 10 leaves 2 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced 4 ounces pine nuts, toasted in a dry pan (this takes just a minute) 1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground black pepper High quality olive oil 1 cup finely …


Cancer Patients Have a Home in Carson City

The Merriner Cottages are 15 units that provide restful nights for out-of-town cancer patients. They are provided at no cost to those who qualify. On June 28, a fundraiser was held at Adele’s Restaurant to raise funds for the operating expenses of the Merriner Cottages. Brenda Chapman has been involved in this event for the past four years. The following is her story: Most of you know that George and I have had a tough time with our health over the years. We’ve been to doctors, pharmacies, clinics, labs, hospitals, universities – you name it, we’ve been there. With my obscure health issues and George’s cancer, the two of us should be poster children for universal healthcare! During George’s treatment …