Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

What is a natural way to reduce post-workout soreness?

One of my favourite ways to speed up muscle repair and promote muscle relaxation is by taking magnesium. Magnesium has many important functions in our body and is regarded as nature’s most powerful relaxation mineral. A large percentage of our population is deficient; profuse sweating, stress, and a low nutrient diet are all ways we can become depleted which can lead to other issues such as insomnia, headache, high blood pressure, and other inflammatory conditions. Not all magnesium supplements work the same so chose a bis-glycinate, chelate or malate form for optimal results. To maximize absorption take it away from other minerals such as iron. Food sources high in magnesium include nuts and seeds, legumes/beans, and green leafy vegetables.