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Good fat, bad fat, low fat, no fat. Cut the carbs but eat some more fat. What sounds like the opening lines of a Dr. Seuss book are actually more reflective of the confusing dietary advice we’ve been getting from the government, medical community, and health “experts” over the past several decades. As a result, we have been subjecting ourselves to a variety of extreme diets and unnatural foods that have done more to reduce our pleasure than our waistlines. Women tend to suffer most from this confusion over dietary fat because fat plays a key role in women’s health. Without the right balance of healthy fats and oils, women may be more prone to distinctly female health issues. These include premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, abnormal menstrual bleeding, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and breast disease. Then there are pregnancy-related problems, which may also impact the health of a fetus during pregnancy. […]

Everyone needs magnesium in order to stay healthy. That’s because magnesium — the ninth most abundant element in the universe — is also one of the most plentiful chemical elements in the human body. In fact, magnesium is involved in more than 300 different chemical reactions that support, among other things: Blood sugar and blood pressure control Bone health Detoxification Energy metabolism Healthy muscle and nerve function Hormone balance Immune system function Protein and DNA production Steady heart rate While the amount of magnesium we need depends on our sex and age, generally speaking, women have a lower threshold for health issues related to magnesium deficiency. Common and painful health conditions like hormonal migraines, premenstrual syndrome, and even anxiety and depression are common in women suffering from magnesium deficiency. So how exactly do women ensure that magnesium — which our bodies do not naturally produce — is plentiful? Further, what