Magnesium Weblinks


Gluten Sensitivity and Magnesium Deficiency – read even if not gluten-free

Magnesium Sleep – jumpy legs? poor night’s sleep?

Magnesium : the relaxation mineral – are you deficient?


Magnesium Deficiency 

Magnesium (3pp)

Health Wisdom

“What you eat today, walks and talks tomorrow.”  -Babe the Pig


Reduce foods with fat, sugars, and refined flours.





Magnesium is a macro-mineral that is a supporter, gate-keeper, and all round do-gooder in your body and helps your immune system, brain function, metabolism, mineral absorption, and heart and muscle function.

Magnesium-rich foods include:  spinach, parsley, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, cocoa (unsweetened), chickpeas,  sweetcorn, wheatgerm, prunes, treacle.

If taking calcium supplements, magnesium is important to balance and help the dance of health in your body. See the Eating Eden‘ blog article.

Mg interferes with absorption of Fe – take several hours apart.

Consider taking a Mg, Zn, & B6 supplement.

And sit in the sun for a while every day – get that Vitamin D – and it helps with absorption of magnesium.

A quirky three page article, with diagrams, explaining Magnesium (read it- esp. if you have cramps, heart problems, migraines, or are pregnant) –

see my Pinterest board: Migraine+Health


Hamilton Ring Road

Hamilton, New Zealand, has a population of about 145,000 (206,000 greater urban) and has a massive ring road under construction.
This is a great webpage showing before and after photos.



Nutritarian – not a vegetarian

eat more fruit and veges! here’s some recipes …


HS: Avoid Homeschool Burn-Out

Watch out for the notorious third term

– had winter (over it!), flus and coughs, cabin fever, getting tired,
maybe even need to re-evaluate what’s happening in the family.
Recognise the symptoms of depression (get help).
Be easy on yourself.


** Ring up a different homeschool mum/family in your district each week (or day?).
Invite them over or to a park – or invite yourselves over to their place
– take some munchies or the older kids can bake afternoon tea!
It’s important to stay face-to-face connected with each other.
Texts/emails are just not the same.

** Dance to music of all kinds.
Sketch using all sorts of media and styles.
Walk/run around a different street or park in your area each week/month.

** And repeat after me: I am a woman/parent first and foremost.
I don’t need to do ‘school at home’ in order for my children to be lovers of learning and discovery.

And I don’t need to do this alone. ♥

F: A Family Economy instead of Allowance Money

We were talking about pocket money on a homeschooling list. I wrote out what we did/do:

Throughout the week, when the children (age about 4-11 yo) did ‘above and beyond the call of duty!’, they got given a reward ring (from a large peanut butter jar – not to be twisted, kept round, and kept safe – they were responsible for it – gave them a clip to keep them on in their special drawer.) NOT for dishes, setting table, helping with laundry, nor making beds – these were the everyday things they did.

~ I had a notebook for each child that I stuck a sticker in with a citation “for being a wonderful hostess for our guests”, “for sticking at maths and getting to the end”, “for being compassionate to younger brother” – valuing positive virtues and behaviours. (They find these books periodically and still sit to read them at 12+14 yo!)

~ Saturday morning was banking/trading day. Count up of rings, a time of encouragement, read out the citations in front of the whole family (and choosing their favourite citation), and I would bag items from the bottom gift drawer they could choose blind (could only poke bag with index finger – this was a funny part of the process) and 5 rings would be equiv to a $2 item (not food). They could save up more rings and bank real money [because money is for spending, saving, investing to make more money, and for giving away].
Also Sat morn was getting toys out of toy jail (the things repeatedly left lying around) – often with a cost of 2+ reward rings.

~ Now they are 12+14YO, we’ve just started rings again now worth 50c for an impeccably tidy bedroom (each day), also the chn can earn rings (cos I never have money on me!) for ironing shirts ($2 for 5 shirts of good quality iron), and 3 batches of cooking (of what Mum wants) also netts $2. This money goes towards camps and special events they want to go to (they pay half).

~ If grandparents give them money I do not expect them to buy foodstuffs with it. Banking some IS expected.

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