Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND
March 11, 2014
Between 2005 and 2010, I wrote almost 50 articles for NewsWithViews but I never wrote specifically about my favorite topic – magnesium. And it’s important that I do write about it because magnesium can save your life.
NewsWithViews readers are a very informed group on many levels but the current disease-care system is geared to keep you uninformed about how to stay healthy. My Death by Modern Medicine book discusses the sad state of affairs where modern medicine is mandated to diagnose disease and treat disease symptoms with drugs or surgery and they never even consider the body’s requirement for minerals.
In my books and articles I also report that some natural medicine doctors have adopted an allopathic approach prescribing dozens of expensive supplements to treat your symptoms often forgetting the basic minerals that provide the structure and function and electrical conductivity of the body.
The most important mineral is magnesium. Here’s what magnesium can do for you:
1. Magnesium keeps your heart muscle and blood vessels from going into spasm and causing a heart attack or high blood pressure and the need for dangerous heart drugs.
2. Magnesium helps your pancreas work better and allows glucose to properly enter into your cells, which prevents diabetes and the need for dangerous diabetic drugs.
3. Magnesium regulates the production and breakdown of cholesterol, preventing high cholesterol and the need for dangerous statin drugs.
4. Magnesium balances your hormones and is a great treatment for menopause and increases testosterone in men, which prevents you from taking synthetic hormones.
5. Magnesium relaxes your muscles to allow you to get a good night’s sleep.
6. Magnesium makes you less anxious, less irritable and less depressed, which prevents you from taking dangerous drugs.
It’s incredibly easy to fall into the very bad habit of taking prescription medication. An unbelievable 70% of Americans are taking at least one prescription medication. Below is my quote in a December 2013 article by Dr. Mercola who introduces my video, Magnesium The Missing Link To Better Health. The video, as of March 2014, has had over 300,000 views.
The scenario that I like to talk about is very basic. You will recognize it immediately in either yourself or your family members. You go to your doctor for your annual check up but you’ve been under massive stress. When you’re under stress, you’re losing magnesium. Magnesium deficiency makes you feel wound up and tense, which makes the muscles of your blood vessels tighten. That tightness is going to cause increased blood pressure. Your doctor will say, ‘Oh, your blood pressure is elevated. We’ll give you a diuretic.’ He probably won’t ask what’s going on in your life.
A diuretic will drop the fluid level in your body to take the pressure off your blood vessels, so your blood pressure may drop. But diuretics also drain off your magnesium. A month later you come back, and the doctor finds your blood pressure is even more elevated. Yes—because the diuretic makes you lose more magnesium! Your doctor then puts you on a calcium channel blocker. Now, they have that part right. They know that calcium tightens up your blood vessels, so they try to block it. But they don’t know that magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker and a natural muscle relaxer and that magnesium deficiency is the cause of your high blood pressure in the first place.
Your doctor may also put you on an ACE inhibitor, another blood pressure drug. So, now you’re on three drugs. After two or three months, you come back and have blood drawn to make sure that drugs aren’t hurting your liver. All of a sudden, your cholesterol is elevated. All of a sudden, your blood sugar is elevated. What does the doctor say? ‘Oh, we just caught your cholesterol. We just caught your blood sugar. We can put you on medications.’ But they didn’t catch them; they caused them.
In my book, The Magnesium Miracle, I list 56 conditions that are caused by and treated by magnesium. Here are just a few of them: Acid reflux, angina, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, blood clots, bowel disease, brain dysfunction, cholesterol elevation, depression, diabetes, fatigue, headaches, heart disease, hypertension, insomnia, kidney stones, migraine, musculoskeletal conditions, nerve problems, Ob/Gyn problems, osteoporosis and Parkinson’s. These health conditions are usually misdiagnosed and treated with dangerous drugs. Statistically, drugs have an average of 70 side effects. And here’s a big secret, Drugs don’t CURE disease. They only treat symptoms. And those symptoms are often due to magnesium and mineral deficiencies.
How can magnesium affect so many body functions? It’s because magnesium is responsible for the activity of 700-800 enzymes systems in the body. Which means almost every biochemical reaction in the body requires magnesium. And if magnesium isn’t present, the biochemical activity slows down. One system makes ATP, the energy molecules of the body. So, without magnesium you get fatigued. Others create balanced muscle and nerve activity. Without magnesium, nerves can twitch and get painful and muscles can spasm. Spasming of the heart muscle can have very serious consequences – angina and heart attacks. The heart muscle has the highest levels of magnesium in the whole body.
How do you know if you need magnesium? Well, since 80% of the population is deficient in magnesium, chances are everyone reading this article will benefit from taking magnesium. Magnesium is very safe. If you take too much, you get a laxative effect! Which might not be so bad since 60% of the population is constipated. You can even start with it in the form of footbaths or baths using 1-2 cups of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate). I personally can’t get a therapeutic level of magnesium before I get a laxative effect, so I recommend a product that I created. It’s called ReMag and it’s 100% absorbed at the cellular level. It’s even better absorbed than intravenous magnesium. A free book on ReMag is available for download under the Knowledge Base at the ReMag website.
You can assess your magnesium status with a blood test called Magnesium RBC (red blood cell). This test is available to the public (without a doctor’s script) through Request A Test. But the kicker is that the range for this test is taken from the sick population so you want to be an optimum of 6.0-6.5mg/dL in a range of 4.2-6.8mg/dL. Do not let anyone tell you that a level of 4.4mg/dL is normal.
You can find out more about magnesium in The Magnesium Miracle. It’s sold over 100,000 copies and the March 2014 edition is available on Amazon. You can sign up for my free newsletter on my Dr. Carolyn Dean website and keep up to date on current magnesium research on non profit educational site, The Nutritional Magnesium Association.
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Dr. Carolyn Dean is a Medical Doctor and Naturopathic Doctor on the cutting edge of the natural medicine revolution since 1979. She is working on several patents for novel health products including the iCell, the basic ingredient of RnA Drops. She also produces unique bioavailable magnesium: ReMag and a multiple mineral product: ReLyte. Dr. Dean is the author/coauthor of 33 health books (print and eBooks) including The Magnesium Miracle, Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II, Death by Modern Medicine, IBS for Dummies, The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health, Future Health Now Encyclopedia, Everything Alzheimers, and Hormone Balance.
Dr. Dean is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site - Nutritional Magnesium Association, Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.” Dr Dean has a free online newsletter and a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! and runs a busy telephone consulting practice. Find out more at Dr. Dean’s Website and the RnA Drops Website.
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