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Cover of "The Magnesium Miracle"

Cover of The Magnesium Miracle

Thank you to a great friend of mine, I have been reading a fascinating book about Magnesium…

fascinating YES!

You might not know this, but approximately 80% of us are deficient in Magnesium and it is absolutely essential to almost every process in our body.

I first discovered my need for magnesium supplementation when in stressful times I would develop fasciculations’s in my calves.  One of my very strange stress responses… but that is for another post!

I have been taking it at night for at least a year, but the more I read, the more I realize that I may not be taking enough.

According to Natural News:

“The combination of depleted topsoil and food processing have minimized or completely removed plant magnesium from our diets. If your digestion is good, and you’re eating all organic produce and whole grains, you may not be among the deficient. Nevertheless, supplementing is wise.”

Learn more here from Natural News 

The book I am almost done reading is called ” The Magnesium Miracle” by Carolyn Dean and it is so amazing how many symptoms and disease processes can be a result of Magnesium deficiency.  It is absolutely astounding.

SIGNS OF MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY

Neurological:

Behavioral disturbances
Irritability and anxiety
Lethargy
Impaired memory and cognitive function
Anorexia or loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Seizures

Muscular:

Weakness
Muscle spasms (tetany)
Tics
Muscle cramps
Hyperactive reflexes
Impaired muscle coordination (ataxia)
Tremors
Involuntary eye movements and vertigo
Difficulty swallowing

Metabolic:

Increased intracellular calcium
Hyperglycemia
Calcium deficiency
Potassium deficiency

Cardiovascular:

Irregular or rapid heartbeat
Coronary spasms

Among children:

Growth retardation or “failure to thrive”

CONDITIONS RELATED TO PROBLEMS OF MAGNESIUM

  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Migraine
  • Cluster headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis
  • Hypertension
  • Type II diabetes
  • Asthma

Source: Ancient Minerals

Wow. Right?   I know!

Supplementation is not something that you should attempt on your own and has to be carefully combined with Calcium and other essential minerals for optimum benefit.

With 80% of us deficient, we all need to be looking into how we can ensure our bodies are getting enough of this absolutely critical mineral.

This week for my school project, I am increasing my daily dose of Magnesium.  Especially with the amount of stress I have felt lately, it is even more critical for me.  I know I have been sleeping much better so far, a definite added bonus 🙂

Who knew?  ( Janice I know you did!)

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