President Donald J. Trump’s Own Words of Endorsement and the State of Republican Party

Below are President Trump’s actual words leading up to his first public speech after leaving office.

The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse.

The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.

In 2020, I received the most votes of any sitting President in history, almost 75,000,000. Every incumbent House Republican won for the first time in decades, and we flipped 15 seats, almost costing Nancy Pelosi her job.

Republicans won majorities in at least 59 of the 98 partisan legislative chambers, and the Democrats failed to flip a single legislative chamber from red to blue. And in “Mitch’s Senate,” over the last two election cycles, I single-handedly saved at least 12 Senate seats, more than eight in the 2020 cycle alone—and then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600.

How does that work?

It became the Democrats’ principal advertisement, and a big winner for them it was.

McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements.

Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race.

It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.

My only regret is that McConnell “begged” for my strong support and endorsement before the great people of Kentucky in the 2020 election, and I gave it to him. He went from one point down to 20 points up, and won. How quickly he forgets.

Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before, he is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country.

Likewise, McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.  

Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country.

Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership. 

Prior to the pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world.

We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.

This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate “leaders” to dictate our future!

President Trump’s Endorsements

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct. Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers.

She loves our Military and Veterans – and her home state of Arkansas. Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement!

Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman. He is a Marine Veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT.

 Current Rep. Anthony Gonzalez should not be representing the people of the 16th district because he does not represent their interest or their heart. Max Miller has my Complete and Total Endorsement!

Senator Jerry Moran is doing a terrific job for the wonderful people of Kansas. Strong on Military, Vets, the Border, and our Second Amendment, Jerry has my Complete and Total Endorsement for his re-election in 2022!

It’s a He! Mr. Potato Head to Remain Male Gendered

Hasbro has come to their senses and reversed their decision on Mr. Potato Head.

After formally announcing the plastic toy would be gender neutral, the company received negative feedback and ridicule.

In a tweet Hasbro said “Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere! While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD.”

Here are just some of the social media memes that have been making the rounds on the internet.

Is Joe Biden’s Mental Capacity Fading Fast According to Plan?

Ex-Secret Service agent, turned political commentator Dan Bongino, reveals that White House resident Joe Biden’s mental faculties are in “bad shape.”

This is no surprise to millions of Americans who heard him talk, watch him remain reclusive in his basement, and saw lackluster performances at the sparsely attended campaign rallies he managed to attend in 2020.

While his Deep State handlers and Democrat operatives worked behind the curtains to keep him afloat with the help of Mainstream Media, most citizens realize he was being used.

Globalist communistic socialists simply took advantage of Biden’s reputed greed knowing he was compromised with corruption.

Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and other corrupt politicians worked with Alex Soros (on behalf of his father, George, and other New World Order operatives) to set Kamala Harris (16th place candidate in Democratic primaries) as Biden’s replacement, early during his presidency.

Bongino explained what was going on to Sean Hannity’s television audience Wednesday night.

Secret Service agents have told Dan Bongino about Biden’s deteriorating brain functions.

Sean, again, it gives me absolutely no joy in saying this, and I mean that. He is in real, significant trouble, Joe Biden,” Bongino announced. “And listen to me, everyone around him, everyone knows it. Everyone knows it. This is the scandal that they’re not telling you…”

Bongino explained that “they call it the Secret Service for a reason, but I maintain a lot of contacts outside of even law enforcement. And I’m telling you from what I’ve heard from people in my network, everyone knows how bad it is. Everyone.”

Is it little wonder why many Democrats are suddenly calling on Biden to relinquish control of America’s nuclear war capabilities?

Or are they just following the script according to plan?

Small Changes Work Big Time to Help Depression and Fatigue

Small Changes Work

Movement and action are among the best strategies for fighting depression and fatigue, but many of us could benefit from making just small changes in what we eat.

“Food choices can have a substantial benefit on your energy levels and outlook,” says Loralyn Dennis, retired Arizona Registered Nurse and Health writer. “Simply eat some protein with carbohydrates at each meal or snack.”

Studies have shown that our choices of what we eat can cause depression.

Diets high in carbohydrate-rich foods can increase brain concentrations of the amino acid tryptophan. This is converted in our bodies to mood-boosting serotonin.

“This could be a reason why many of us find that comfort foods high in carbs help us ease feelings of depression, fatigue and anxiety,” Dennis observed.

“Some of us can get somewhat grouchy or irritable without our carbs,” Dennis warns. “You don’t have to eat large amounts of protein, just a few ounces or so to help balance and feed your brain.”

One common denominator of many people suffering from the blues is the amount of sugar they consume.

“A bite of chocolate is not going to hurt now and then, but a regular dose of sugar daily is a no-no if you are tired and down,” cautions Dennis.

Cold-water fish, such as tuna, is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and is linked to people with lower rates of depression.

“Avoid processed fats and drink plenty of water,” added Dennis.    

White House Working With Social Media to Squelch Truth About Vaccine Danger

Patriotic Americans have been called “Deplorables,” “Uncle Tom’s,” and now “Anti-Vaxxers.”

Since the Obama administration’s taking office in 2009, definitions of who we are began to be spewed like political vomit.  

First, was the list that became secretly transmitted to police departments across the nation from Janet Napolitano (DHS) that labeled most Americans as threats for one or a series of reasons.  

Her negative labels were soon anointed and seconded by Obama, Pelosi, Reid and other political progressive puppets.  At that time, the progressive puppets had grown to more than half of the U. S. Congress plus the President’s Cabinet and all of his advisors.  

The labeling has not been effective, even though they continue with attempts to shame.

While the name calling satisfies liberal tendencies and gameplay, conservatives just become more determined.

For many patriotic Americans, being called names has become a badge of courage and duty as evidenced by last year’s historical and record breaking attendance at President Trump’s campaign rallies.

What were the liberals to do?

Cheat— and now censor.

Reuters is reporting that the Biden White House has been reaching out to social media companies including Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc’s Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it from going viral.

Biden’s big back scratch for Big Pharma is to produce more inoculated Americans for them. He dubbed it “a wartime effort.” But tackling the growing number of people who are deciding not to take the controversial vaccines has emerged as a major impediment for the administration.

Popular meme.

Since the onset of the pandemic, American have enough history now to ask questions and refuse the disinformation and scattered views from media, FDA, CDC and especially WHO. 

Someone with knowledge about Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, recently admitted the administration has been secretly working with Silicon Valley and Big Tech to change Americans minds by controlling what is available on social media.

“Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,” said the source, who has direct knowledge of the White House’s efforts.

“We are talking to them … so they understand the importance of misinformation and disinformation and how they can get rid of it quickly.”

The Biden White House is especially trying to make sure such material “does not start trending on such platforms and become a broader movement,” the source said.

The source cited the example of the anti-vaccine protests at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in early February, and said the White House wants to stop events like that from happening again.

The protest, organized on Facebook through a page that promotes truthful information about the coronavirus pandemic, masks and immunization, briefly blocked public access to the stadium – one of the largest vaccination sites in the country, where health authorities were at one time administering more than 8,000 vaccines a day.

One July 2020 report found social media accounts held by those who oppose the “vaccinations” have increased their following by at least 7·8 million people since 2019. Today it has increased to over 28 million and growing rapidly.

Popular meme.

A Facebook spokeswoman said they reached out to the White House to offer “any assistance we can provide” and has recently announced a new policy to remove COVID and vaccine “misinformation” along with pages, groups, and accounts that repeatedly spread such material.

A Twitter spokesman admitted they are “in regular communication with the White House on a number of critical issues including COVID-19 misinformation.”

The source said the companies “were receptive” as they engaged with the White House. “But it is too soon to say whether or not it translates into lessening the spread of misinformation.”

COVID-19 Declines for the 6th Week as Vaccine Deaths Increase

Many news reports get it wrong. The deaths states and territories report for COVID and vaccine deaths on a given day do not represent people who died on that day.

Reported deaths lag behind cases by two to three weeks on average, and many reported deaths actually took place substantially earlier.

Numbers continue to move in the right direction for U.S. COVID-19 cases. While they have declined for six weeks, hospitalizations have dropped for five weeks, and deaths have fallen for four weeks for COVID, but more vaccine related deaths are beginning to increase at a faster pace.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. have decreased every day since Jan. 12, hitting their lowest point since Nov. 4,

California became the first state to surpass 50,000 COVID-19 deaths Feb. 24. The nation’s most populous state and most restricted with lockdowns and mandates was reporting 50,991 total deaths as of Feb. 25. 

Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health is closing its COVID-19 hospital on March 5 and transitioning care to four other hospital campuses. 

The health system is shutting down the 116-bed Green Valley campus nearly a year after it opened on April 13, 2020. More than 4,700 COVID-19 patients have been treated at Cone Health, and most of them were cared for at the Green Valley campus. 

Biden, on Feb. 24, renewed the national emergency declaration for the pandemic. The declaration will continue beyond March 1.

If there has been so much concern, why did the FDA approve on Feb. 25th more flexible storage and transportation conditions for the Pfizer vaccine?

Undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can now be transported and stored at conventional temperatures commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers for up to two weeks, as opposed to the previous ultra-low temperatures.  

Bottom line: Indicators suggest that far fewer people died of COVID-19 this week than in previous weeks because cases and hospitalizations continue to drop.

“But we won’t see those smaller death numbers for weeks to come — and probably for more than two or three weeks.”

My Longtime Friend Died After Getting 2nd COVID Vaccine Shot

This is harsh, but I’m extremely mad. A friend (fellow Elvis fan) that I’ve known over 40 years died 6 days after taking her 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot.

When I see dear ones post pictures and overjoyed about having these unproven and experimental vaccines injected into their bodies, I immediately think about Jews lining up to get into boxcarts to the Nazi camps to take “showers” when they were really going into gas chambers.

My friend was healthy. She was only 58 years old and so excited to share her accomplishment of getting her 2nd shot. I shook my head. Why? So you won’t have a less than 1% chance of dying (if for some reason you get it?). That defies logic.

Not only am I sad, but feel guilt that I didn’t do enough to warn her. She read my articles but it wasn’t enough. She’s gone. Forever. Needlessly.

Yesterday a smart man who worked for me at HEB for many years said after reading more about the dangers (including my articles) he and his wife cancelled their vaccine appointments. I was overjoyed. That makes 12 people who told me they are not taking it after reading the articles and some have known friends and family who died after taking them. No not all were elderly.

Quit buying into the media propaganda. The long terms effects of these shots are not likely to be good…and for what? The CDC doesn’t even know if they will “protect” for even a year and they are already saying a 3rd or 4th or annual vaccination will be required.

It messes with your immune system. It puts out proteins that your cells react to. It’s not really a vaccine because it contains nothing from the virus itself. How can you make antibodies against something that is not there.

This hasn’t been out there long enough to know the very potential long term effects, but we are just seeing the numbers of people dying soon after these shots.
No worries, for you skeptics. Big Pharma are already planning on $elling billion$ more for all the ailments you will likely suffer because of these vaccines.

I suppose you believed the fake news Russian Hoax, dossier, Kauvenaugh hearings, impeachment hearing evidence and no voter fraud in swing state cities too.

Again I’m sorry if this offends you, but hearing of these needless deaths is far more offensive, even more so than people bragging and celebrating their shots.

It’s nothing to brag about.

And then, I read this:

Texas Doctor Gets 10 Years in Prison For $10M Healthcare Fraud

A Fort Worth, Texas, physician who fraudulently billed insurers was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a $10 million healthcare fraud, the U.S. Justice Department announced Feb. 25. 

Mark Kuper, DO, owner of the Texas Center for Orthopedic and Spinal Disorders, was sentenced about six months after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.

Kuper

He admitted to fraudulently billing insurers for services the clinic never provided and requiring patients to attend bogus appointments for physical therapy and psychotherapy to receive controlled substance prescriptions. 

On several occasions, Dr. Kuper billed as though he had provided more than 100 hours of work in a 24-hour period. He admitted to conspiring with his wife, Melissa Kuper, and a physical therapist, Travis Couey, to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare. 

Dr. Kuper attempted to cover up evidence by altering treatment notes in patient health records. His wife tried to destroy clinic documents in an outdoor fireplace at their home. The blaze destroyed the residence, but firefighters recovered some of the charred records, according to the Justice Department. 

Kuper and Couey pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. They were sentenced to 18 months and 36 months in prison, respectively. 

Texas Attorney General Files Suit Against Corrupt San Antonio Leadership

Political corruption in San Antonio, Texas has peaked under the tainted leadership of Mayor Ron Nirenberg, city managers and attorneys during his tenure.

Police Chief McManus

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has learned a good deal about this corruption and evidence is the basis for a lawsuit filed in Bexar County on Jan. 15, 2021 calling for the police Chief William McManus to be removed from office.

The Office of Attorney General investigators discovered that high-ranking city officials were told “the Mayor does not want ICE called,” and that Nirenberg later described their release without being handed over to federal immigration officials as a “Christmas gift.”

Insiders at City Hall, Bexar County Courthouse, and Commissioner’s Court indicate the city council, police department, district attorney’s office and county employees indicate the “political machine” is worried–perhaps rightfully so.

Socialist mayor Nirenberg

The actions of Chief McManus on December 23, 2017 have been  under investigation by the Texas Attorney General for over three years.

The previous July 23, 2017 drew negative national attention to McManus when eight people were found dead and 30 injured inside a semitrailer overnight in a Walmart parking lot on San Antonio’s south side.

While officers and emergency responders were concerned about SUVs and vans took some of the illegal aliens away in an organized escape, McManus nonchalantly blew it off.

U.S. Homeland Security officers were startled when McManus told the media, “It happens all the time.”

In October 2016, Nirenberg condemned police officers who wore MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN caps while taking photos with presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at the airport. McManus reprimanded them.

A 2017 press release from the San Antonio Police Officers Association explains what occurred at December 2017 debacle:

“On that night, in possible violation of established procedures and State and Federal law pertaining to suspected human smuggling and trafficking cases, the Chief released twelve undocumented immigrants into the City of San Antonio without properly and thoroughly identifying them.”

“For several years now, San Antonio Police Officers have been well trained on how to handle and process human smuggling and trafficking cases. SAPD also works with Homeland Security through the Federal Joint Task Force to specifically target and arrest individuals involved in these crimes. On December 23rd, when twelve people were stopped and detained under suspicion of smuggling and being in the country illegally, the Officers on scene began following the law and established procedures. Then, Chief McManus arrived.”

SAPOA says City Manager is wrong protecting the chief

“When Chief McManus arrived unexpectedly on scene, in civilian clothing and with a lawyer from a non-profit organization, Officers briefed the Chief on the situation and their actions, which included notifying Homeland Security. The Chief immediately changed their orders: they were not to identify the individuals or check their immigration status (as Texas law allows local law enforcement to do) and they were not to involve Homeland Security (as per Joint Task Force procedures).”

“When an agent from Homeland Security did arrive, the Chief informed him that his assistance was not needed. After transporting the individuals to police headquarters, the Chief allowed the non-profit attorney complete access to them before ever allowing even one of the Special Victims Unit (SVU) detectives to speak to them. The Chief then stated that none of the detainees were to be processed through SAPD databases and ordered them released. At this point, SVU Supervisors were so shocked they requested the order be put in writing.”

“The twelve detainees were then escorted out of the back of police headquarters and released into the city. Afterwards, the Chief told the media that the case was based on a “fluid situation,” and that “it’s not necessarily how every case will be handled going forward.” SAPOA believes that the Chief’s actions were political, not in line with established State and Federal laws and procedures, and may have risked the safety of the community.”

“We have called upon Mayor Ron Nirenberg, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, and the City Council to investigate or at least have the Chief answer for his actions that night. Up to now, they have done nothing. Fortunately, the Texas Attorney General launched an investigation in January and has ordered the entire City government to preserve all evidence and present any and all documents, videos, and cellular phone data, regarding the December 23rd incident.”

Recently David Moore of Unite San Antonio posted a commentary by Patrick Von Dohlen, a candidate for the city council district whose current representative was endorsed by Bernie Sanders in 2017:

Energy Facts Liberal Media and Globalists Don’t Want You to Know

America now produces more oil and gas and holds more coal reserves than any nation, surpassing Saudi Arabia in 2013 as the largest producer of petroleum hydrocarbons in the world.

Because of these recent increases in domestic energy production – driven by market forces, pro-energy policies, and American ingenuity, under President Donald J. Trump, America became a net energy exporter, meaning we export more than we import.

If America continues to lead by fostering free markets and energy entrepreneurship, America and her allies will benefit from a wealth of energy and ideas, thereby increasing our economic and geopolitical security.

Within days of the Biden Administration White House takeover, it became obvious this is not their plan. Democrats are on course for a socialism Globalist stance. We can preview where this will take us going down this path by looking at Europe.

Average electricity rates in Germany have risen by more than 50% in the last 10 years

According to Eurostat, retail electricity rates for an average German household rose from 20.6 to 30.5 Euro cents per kWh from 2007 to 2017.

This increase is primarily due to taxes and levies to support renewable energy generation and integration, including a 6.88 Euro cent per kWh levy for direct payments to renewable energy producers.

Average retail prices for U.S. households were 12.9 cents per kWh in 2017.

Direct taxes and subsidies for renewable energy cost and estimated €24 billion in 2017, and IHS estimated that net export losses due to high electricity prices were €52 billion from 2008 to 2013.

Despite hundreds of billions of Euros in taxes and subsidies over the past two decades, CO2 emissions in Germany only fell by 9% from 2003 to 2016 because Germany is forcing out nuclear generation, the only practical means to achieve zero carbon electricity generation, and relying on coal to support intermittent renewable resources.

The recent experience of Germany and many other countries, including many U.S. states, has shown that mandates, taxes, and subsidies that support renewable energy and increase power prices are regressive, distort markets, and do not move the needle on global climate change.

By most accounts, the U.S. contains enough reserves of fossil fuels to sustain current production levels for many decades to come.

The latest estimates show that the U.S. has at least 310 billion barrels of recoverable oil, enough for almost 80 years of production at current rates.

North America has over 2 quadrillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas, enough for more than 60 years at current production rates.

The lower 48 states have enough recoverable coal to meet current demand for 350 years. And more resources are being found every day as the energy markets go to work.

Energy demand and production will always have their booms and busts due to economic cycles and price fluctuations, but the fact that more than 80% of the energy we consume comes from petroleum, natural gas, and coal will not change in the foreseeable future.

Thanks to the shale revolution, domestic production is rising to satisfy that continued demand. The Energy Information Administration correctly projected the U.S. would produce oil and natural gas at record levels in 2018 and 2019 and became a net energy exporter in 2020. 

Before Biden, we were making great progress in technological advances and the efforts of energy entrepreneurs, we were unlocking resources once thought unattainable and achieve sustainable fossil fuel production.

Is it any wonder China will soon earn its third wind turbine farm in Texas on land they know is rich in fossil fuels?

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Note: Much of this information came from Life:Powered, a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to ensure that Americans continue to benefit from abundant, reliable, safe, and clean energy. 

Serious Health Signs You May be Low in Magnesium

🔵Essential to human DNA production

🔵Repairs and maintains healthy bones, nerves and muscles

Last August I was rushed to the Emergency Room and was placed in Intensive Care for a couple of nights. My stay was a result of magnesium deficiency.

I learned that it is dramatically under-diagnosed because it doesn’t show up on a blood test! Only 1 percent of the magnesium in your body is stored in your blood, and the majority of it’s stored in your bones.

Some of the main health challenges that have been linked to a magnesium deficiency include:

1. Low energy. “Magnesium is involved in at least 300 different chemical reactions in our body, and a lot have to do with energy production,” functional medicine nutritionist Alison Boden says, “a sign of low magnesium can be low energy.”

2. Twitching or cramping. Because magnesium plays an important role in muscle relaxation, insufficient intake can result in unintended muscle movement. “Without magnesium, our muscles would be in a constant state of contraction,” says Ancient Minerals.

3. Frequent headaches. Magnesium deficiency lowers serotonin levels, causes blood vessels to constrict and affects neurotransmitter function, all related to headaches — especially migraines. MigraineAgain estimates that 50% of migraine sufferers have a magnesium deficiency.

4. Insomnia. If you’re having a hard time falling or staying asleep, it may be due to low levels of magnesium, particularly if you are experiencing a lot of stress.

Stress hormones increase blood pressure and heart rate; this is partly accomplished by depleting the body of its magnesium, explains Dr. Ronald Hoffman. If there isn’t enough magnesium available for the body to replenish itself, sleeping becomes a problem.

5. Irregular heartbeat. With low magnesium levels, the heart can have trouble staying in its regular rhythm. Lab Tests Online says that doctors will often prescribe magnesium supplements for patients who complain of an irregular heartbeat.

6. Increased sensitivity to noise. Not having enough magnesium curtails its role in stabilizing the nervous system, Hoffman says. This often results in hyperflexia, an enhanced startle reflex.

7. Seizures. Seizures can result when the nervous system is severely compromised due to lack of magnesium, reports the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

8. Low bone density. Magnesium plays a major role in bone formation, and the majority of the body’s magnesium is stored in the bones. “People with higher intakes of magnesium have a higher bone mineral density,” says the NIH.

9. Constipation. Bowel movements often slow down without enough magnesium in the body. WebMD notes that magnesium is the main ingredient in many over-the-counter laxatives.

10. High blood pressure. Magnesium is very important in maintaining a healthy blood pressure; a deficiency can definitely cause pressure to be too high. “Eating foods high in magnesium and other minerals can help prevent high blood pressure in people with prehypertension,” says WebMD.

11. Type 2 diabetes. Breaking down blood sugars is another of magnesium’s jobs in the human body.

“People with higher amounts of magnesium in their diets tend to have a lower risk of developing diabetes,” says the NIH. Research is ongoing to determine whether magnesium therapy can be used in diabetes treatment.

12. Depression, anxiety, confusion or personality changes. Low levels of magnesium in the brain can affect neurological functions that result in all sorts of problems. Studies have shown that some phobias — such as agoraphobia — have developed as a result of low magnesium levels, Dr. Hoffman says. Magnesium has long been used as an effective home remedy for these symptoms, says Psychology Today in an article titled “Magnesium and the Brain: The Original Chill Pill.”

If you suspect that you may be suffering from a magnesium deficiency, it is advisable to confirm your suspicion with medical testing before taking supplements. Supplements are beneficial when needed, but they can cause abdominal cramps and diarrhea and they do have adverse interactions with some other medications and medical conditions.

Typically, the foods you’ll find that are highest in magnesium are green leafy vegetables, which are packed with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is known as the “life blood” of a plant and has the ability to absorb the sun’s light and turn it into energy.

One major difference between human blood and chlorophyll is that human blood has iron at the center of the cell, but plants have magnesium at the center of the cell.

Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods

Green leafy vegetables aren’t the only foods rich in magnesium and chlorophyll. Here are the top 10 foods high in magnesium that you will want to add into your diet.

(Men RDA 400 milligrams and Women RDA 310 milligrams a day)

Spinach — 1 cup: 157 milligrams (40% DV)

Chard — 1 cup: 154 milligrams (38% DV)

Pumpkin seeds — 1/8 cup: 92 milligrams (23% DV)

Yogurt or Kefir — 1 cup: 50 milligrams (13% DV)

Almonds — 1 ounce: 80 milligrams (20% DV)

Black Beans — ½ cup: 60 milligrams (15% DV)

Avocado — 1 medium: 58 milligrams  (15% DV)

Figs — ½ cup: 50 milligrams (13% DV)

Dark Chocolate — 1 square: 95 milligrams (24% DV)

Banana — 1 medium: 32 milligrams (8% DV)

Other foods that are also high in magnesium include: salmon, coriander, cashews, goat cheese and artichokes.

The Most Common Causes of Magnesium Deficiency

Most common causes of magnesium deficiency include:

Consuming less than three servings of vegetables per day

Excess alcohol consumption

A diet high in sugar and phytic acid

Taking prescription medications like antibiotics and diuretics

Poor digestive absorption due to leaky gut