What about Mum's time out?
Mums are leading unprecedented hectic lives these days, not only when it comes to career, but they often also have to juggle complex family obligations, including looking after family health needs, financial wellbeing, education, career aspirations, relationships etc. However, when it comes to looking after their own health and wellbeing, mothers have a tendency to let themselves slip down too low on the priority list. If they lose their mojo, it causes a downhill slide for the rest of the family. Mum is really the family backbone. She helps us navigate life with our inner compass.
For this Mother’s Day we have a fantastic special offer (until 9 May, 2021) where you can buy 3 x 100g tubes of Magnesium Cream for the price of 2. Why not take the opportunity to pamper Mum with a luxurious magnesium massage or foot rub to relax and dissolve any stress, and to boost her energy levels? It’s a great way to say thank you for her great love and giving nature. Elektra Magnesium Creams come in four varieties, and their anti-ageing moisturising properties leave skin protected and younger looking. You can also try Elektra Magnesium Mineral Salt Flakes in a detox foot spa.
As a mother you can also turn some of that nurturing skill towards yourself. We can be better mothers by investing more time in our own health, because when we strengthen ourselves, we strengthen the whole family.
Why is it so important for mothers to nurture themselves?
Since the COVID crazy time hit last year, it’s been a difficult period for most people – but especially for women. Since the social distancing and isolation rules, together with economic decline from lockdowns, there’s been an increase in domestic abuse due to increasing stress and anxiety. Many are suffering from unstable employment and economic decline, which puts enormous pressure on families.
On top of everything else, women are usually the ones holding the family unit together, doing the social networking and organising, placating distress in others, worrying about the kids, the grandparents – and of course the hubby who needs a lot of care and attention. It is the feminine nurturing energy that is responsible for most of the caring work. If someone in the family is not feeling well, ‘who do ya call’? It’s not ghostbusters. It’s not the doctor either. First call is for Mum.
Mothers do super-human stuff… because they can. But that doesn’t mean they should be overloaded. The female brain processes information very differently because the mother-carer role has been intrinsic to humanity’s survival for millennia.
One of the reasons women are often in the organisational role is because their brains have a thicker corpus callosum, which can transmit many more messages at lightning speed back and forth between left and right brain hemispheres. This helps communication, multi-skilling, networking and carer functions. They can tap into how others are feeling, pick up social queues, and support the emotional needs of family members to soothe and comfort. Mothers help us to grow and learn, live and love, and to recover from injuries and challenges.
As a mother, looking after your health is actually the first priority and service to support your family unit! And if you’ve been watching your mother (or your wife who is a mother) give and give until she has nothing left in the tank, you’ve waited too long to act. She needs help. When a mum goes down with an illness due to stress overload – everyone goes down as a result. To help your family unit you need to support the mother. She is the tap root. Chances are she won’t ask for help. Often she suffers silently so as not to be a burden on others. Take some initiative to make her life a little more pampered so she can recover – and see how her light bulb brightens up!
In these times of increasing stress, we have to ask ourselves what will happen if women end up scraping the bottom of the barrel and haven’t enough energy left to give anymore? It’s a disastrous thought.
Where will too much stress lead if you don’t look after yourself?
Well, it’s certainly not a pretty picture. Excess stress for extended periods of time can often lead to hypothyroid problems, digestion and gut issues, fibromyalgia, hormonal imbalance – as well as pain and inflammation, including PMT, endometriosis and headaches. If you have low magnesium levels, your body’s response to any stress will be far more acute.
You can stop this chain of magnesium deficiency induced events by supplementing with enough magnesium. Because our food supply is extremely low in magnesium, it’s important to supplement with this important mineral to recover from stress.
When you have enough magnesium, you can help defend your cells and shore up your energy resources so you can bounce back from the stress and recover better – and stronger. Building up your resilience is key to building up your health and wellbeing.
Give your mum - or yourself - a Mother's Day Gift ‘Rescue Remedy'
To celebrate mothers for Mother’s Day, why not treat yourself as a Mum (or indulge your Mum) with a pampering ‘Rescue Remedy’ of magnesium to dissolve away the stress and to boost energy recovery? Enjoy a luxurious magnesium detox soak followed by a relaxing foot massage with Elektra Magnesium Cream.
What goes around comes around – but even more. The nurturing with love comes back with amplification. In the end everyone benefits. All receive that energetic rebalance. We give and receive at the same time.
Elektra Magnesium wishes all of the mums out there a very happy and healthy Mother’s Day – and may every day be a ‘Mother’s Day’!
Top Tips for a Pampering Magnesium Recovery – ‘Rescue Remedy’
⦁ Eat a healthy and balanced diet – It’s best to eat as close to a natural foods diet as you can, including fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods. Eat fermented whole grains and high-fibre foods for healthy bowel movements and microbiome. Choose organic free-range meat, fish, and poultry (meat being only about 20% of diet). If you are vegan make sure to include the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, non-hydrolized fats and amino acids in diet. Avoid chemicals and pesticides. Avoid deep frying.
⦁ Be heart smart – Heart disease is a factor in one in every five deaths of Australian women. It kills three times more women than breast cancer and has been responsible for the deaths of more than 100,000 women over the past decade. Have you had a heart health check recently? If you haven’t, it’s a good idea to see your GP. Remember that plenty of magnesium is a great heart health support.
⦁ Watch your stress levels – Find the stress-reduction method that works for you and stick with it, whether it’s yoga, meditation, a walk in the park or a chin wag with your friends. Do what you enjoy and don’t neglect it. Magnesium soaking and magnesium massage also works a treat!
⦁ See your GP regularly – See your GP for a health check including checking your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Remember that low magnesium levels increase blood sugar sensitivity and acidity, which contributes to the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Periodical gynacological check-ups also help to stay on top of things. If the body becomes too acidic from magnesium deficiency, the microbiome can get out of wack and cause a cascade of inflammatory issues including cystitis or candida infections.
⦁ Do more than cardio – Women need a mix of cardio and resistance or weight-bearing exercise at least three to five times a week to help prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. We need cardio exercise to push the lymph for detoxification, as well as to drive more oxygen around the body for metabolism. Resistance exercise helps strengthen muscles and bone. And extra magnesium helps the exercise recovery and building back stronger!
⦁ Have good sex – Sex reduces stress and may lower the risk of chronic disease — but only if you enjoy it! So, make sure if anything prevents you from sexual fulfillment, such as ‘headaches’, dryness or pain, talk to your doctor. Staying younger and more juicy requires hormone balance, including DHEA levels which begin the hormone cascade. DHEA is also supported by magnesium. A nice magnesium bath with your partner, followed by a mutual magnesium cream massage can work wonders to lubricate the system! Candlight and essential oils also help.
⦁ Get your skin checked – Australians are hit hard by skin cancer every year due to excessive radiation exposure. Approximately, two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, so it’s worth the annual check. Make sure to limit your daily sun exposure to just enough for vitamin D production, but not burning, which damages the skin. Exposure times vary according to the amount of melanin in the skin, which naturally protects against UV raduiation. The more melanin in skin, the long the exposure time before any damage. Nurture and protect your skin, and help it produce more vitamin D, by applying Elektra Magnesium Cream before and after sun exposure.
⦁ Get more sleep – Research shows you need good quality sleep so you can detoxify the brain and wake up refreshed and ready to go. This is vital for avoiding a range of chronic illnesses. Magnesium also helps to relax the body and promote a deeper more refreshing sleep.
⦁ Supplement with magnesium – Transdermal magbnesium daily helps to top up your supply better than tablets or powders because it bypasses the digestive system – and you can feel the difference more quickly. You can’t overdose, as the body just takes up what it needs via skin. Use a Elektra Magnesium Cream, Lotion, Oil and/or a Magnesium soak to supplement magnesium that may be short-changed in the food supply, or lost from excessive stress.