magnesiumMagnesium affects almost all functions in the human body, yet we don`t consume enough of it in our organisms, in fact 80% of people easily get sick or have a certain disease, due to lack of magnesium in their diet. The main reason for the silent pandemic of chronic magnesium deficiency is the industrial production of food, constant additional nutrition of arable soil with fertilizer, acid rain and manipulation of manufacturers and sellers of food who assure us that the empty calories we consume seem to be quite “healthy” and appropriate for our health. So, do read this article because your health depends on the information that we are about to present to you.

Magnesium deficiency, diabetes and obesity

One of the biggest problems of the modern human beeng in the developed countries is obiesety, despite the frequent warnings from nutritionists that the main reason is irregular or excessive eating patterns, no such nutritional experts will tell you to stop eating grains that almost everyone is alergig to because of the gluten they have or that the fiber they contain will rot in our intestines, and that you should switch to healthy animal fats and those of vegetable origin, and that one of the major reasons for the accumulation of weight just your magnesium deficiency. In this article we are going to present to you the basics of medicine, nutrition and pharmacy but certainly we will discover some amazing things about magnesium for you to know.

Magnesium enables a proper production and absorption of insulin and in the absence of magnesium our bodies increase the amount of blood sugar which eventually leads to diabetes. With magnesium supplements, which we will write in detail in subsequent sections of this text, this blood sugar increasage easily disappears and insulin resistance vanishes.

Yet magnesium is not the only mineral to which we should pay attention to if we want to be healthy.

Relations between magnesium and calcium

To be healthy, we need calcium and magnesium and in a proper balance. Because they are considered a biochemical rivals, the first one can`t function without causing a opposite side reaction. However, calcium and magnesium must be present in balanced quantities in order of the normal funcion of the body. Scientists believe that a healthy ratio of calcium and magnesium from the diet should be 2: 1. Another respected ratio is 1: 1, which reflects the proportion of the diet with which we have developed, before the advent of agriculture. At present in the industrialized countries this ratio from the diet goes from 5: 1 to a whopping 15: 1. An imbalance of these two very important minerals in the body creates a lot of consequences that medical professionals often overlook while treating morbid conditions that are actually caused by an improper ratio of calcium and magnesium.

With an intricate electric dance that calcium and magnesium perform together in all cells of the human body, magnesium is also required to maintain calcium in the unsettled state of the body, preventing its inappropriate deposition in soft tissues. As long as we have enough hydrochloric acid in our stomach we should be able to dissolve calcium from the food we consume. However, after calcium leaves our gastrointestinal tract and gets into the alkaline environment of the small intestine, magnesium is the one that is required in order to maintain calcium soluble. Without adequate supplies of magnesium a sum of physiological disorders would appear causing serious health consequences.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, the author of the book “The Magnesium Miracle” explained that the calcium that has been deposited in the colon obstructs its work thereby causing constipation. When calcium is deposited in the kidneys and bonds with phosphorus or oxalic acid kidney stones are formed. Calcium can be deposited on the mucosa of the bladder and cause obstructions so it wouldn`t be able to be totally relaxed, and thus fulfill all the urine. This leads to frequent urination problems, especially in older people. The calcium could get depositet in the blood causing  sediment on the arterial walls, causing hardening – calcification (atherosclerosis). Calcium can cover and stiffen the arteries and can cause a rise in blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Calcium can even be deposited in the brain, not only in the brain but also in the pineal gland. Many researchers are trying to determine if calcium is a possible cause of dementia and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease followed by brain tissue calcification and its slow death. Calcium can be deposited on the walls of the bronchial tubes and cause asthma symptoms. The calcium in the extracellular fluid may reduce the permeability of cell membranes. All of that helps glucose (which is a large molecule and the main source of food for our cells) to pass through the cell membrane to the cell mitochondria and get turned into ATP. High levels of glucose create excess calcium that can be incorrectly diagnosed as diabetes, unfortunately, very few doctors know these things, and the aforementioned disorders and diseases are often misdiagnosed and treated.


Magnesium destroys toxins!

The magnesium in the body gets used for a sum of detoxification functions and is essential in neutralizing toxic substances, reducing excessive acidity (as well as vitamin C, which is a low acid charge of controlling the alkalinity of the body), and protects against the devastating impact of heavy metals. It plays a vital role in protecting the body from the onslaught of ubiquitous toxic chemicals that are created by man. Glutathione, an antioxidant that the body naturally produces needs magnesium to become a detoxifier, which among other things removes mercury, lead and arsenic. Without magnesium, our body is a pile of heavy metals and toxic compounds that we absorb from food, drink, skin and air. Mark Sircus in his book “Transdermal Magnesium Therapy” has explained that a lack of magnesium increases the formation of free radicals in the body and that lack would surely cause irreversible deterioration of glutathione which we certainly can not afford because glutathione helps the body to defend itself from the damage caused by industrial smoke cigarettes, exposure to radiation, cancer chemotherapy and toxic substances such as alcohol and almost everything else we are exposed to on a daily bias. When our body is rich in magnesium and when this element is in equilibrium with respect to the amounts of other minerals, we are protected from the deposition of heavy metals and developmentialy related neurological diseases.

Dr. Carolyn Dean in her book has noted that performed studies indicate that an abundant supply of magnesium protects the brain cells from the harmful effects of aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel. We also know that low levels of magnesium in the brain contribute to the deposition of heavy metals in the brain, which cause Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that these metals compete with magnesium in order to enter the brain cells. If the magensium stock in our body is low the heavy metals have much easier access to our brain cells. In the small intestine there is also a competition between magnesium and heavy metals. If there is a sufficient supply of magnesium then aluminum will not be absorbed in the small intestine cells.



If your teeth decay,if  you suffer form osteoporosis, then you certainly have a magnesium deficiency

If you ask your dentist or doctor that you want your bones and teeth to be strong and healthy he would surely tell you that the key to that is a lot of calcium. The bones and teeth definitely need calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, but without adequate amounts of magnesium, calcium will not settle in these hard tissues and their structure will not be strong, but brittle and sensitive.

William R. Quesnell in his bookMinerals – The essential link in health” has noted that when our bodies gets overloaded by excess amounts of calcium then magnesium loses its ability to activate thyreocalcitonine, a hormone that would normally dispatch the calcium in our bones. Instead of creating benefits in the human body, wandering calcium actually becomes toxic, causing the aforementioned problems in the soft tissues. This situation causes excessive and chronic calcifications, soft tissues become rigid, or as presented by scientists our soft tissues create tiny pebbles. Numerous studies have found that magnesium from the diet, rather than calcium (especially not fluorine) creates a solid glassy tooth enamel which prevents decay and strong and resilient bones. Regardless of the amount of calcium you eat, your teeth can develop a solid enamel only if magnesium is available in sufficient quantities.

JI Rodale, in his book “Magnesium – the nutrient that could change our lives” has noted that there`s been a belief for many years now that a high intake of calcium and phosphorus contribute the tooth enamel strengthening and that they prevent decay. Newest evidence shows that increased amounts of these two elements is useless if you simultaneously increase the intake of magnesium. It was observed that the dental material, under the surface can dissolve when immersed in calcium and phosphorus without magnesium and that they spread through the tooth enamel causing tooth decay, and even the withdrawal of the gums more specifically periodontal disease. The public doesn`t know how that milk is poor in magnesium, but rich in the other two elements. Consuming milk not only interferes with the metabolical exchange of magnesium, but opposes the mineral that is responsible for preventing tooth decay.

Dr. Lewis Barnett has done research in people in the county of Deaf Smith and his discoveries made before the Texas Medical Association in Dallas in 1952, as an orthopedic surgeon, presents his comments on the low incidence of tooth decay and the rapid healing of broken bones among the residents of the mentioned district, and, to the astonishment of those present Dr. Lewis explained that the local water supplies and foods contain a very high proportion of magnesium and iodine, and that is was proved that water and locally grown food also contain an important traces of all the other important minerals. The share of magnesium in the bones of the average population of Deaf Smith County is up to five times higher than in the population of Dallas, while the concentration of calcium and phosphorus was about the same in both groups. These observations have led to the conclusion that one of the most important factors of osteoporosis has been almost completely medicaly overlooked. The most important factor in his research is the role played by magnesium in maintaining human health, in particular the high magnesium content in regional water supplies, which mirrror the quality development of bones and teeth in people from the mentioned areas.

Dr. Barnett mentioned the fact that elderly people often acquire hip fractures, and that they in many parts of the world are very hard to heal. On the other hand, such problems have rarely occurred in Deaf Smith County, while on the contrary are common in the district of Dallas. If an elderly person broke a a hip in Deaf Smith the recovery would be quick and easy even for people aged eighty to one

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Magnesium affects almost all functions in the human body, yet we don`t consume enough of it in our organisms, in fact 80% of people easily get sick or have a certain disease, due to lack of magnesium in their diet. The main reason for the silent pandemic of chronic...