Magnificent Magnesium, Part 3

   Missing Link?

Say that most people would benefit from the increased amounts of magnesium in the diet, was suspected of safe, especially at this time, many nutritional, environmental and social causes of stress. Naturally, no single nutrient is not acting independently in relation to the body, and that is the main priority is to complete a variety of dishes from the plant and animal foods that come from you, the closest and best sources. However, adding extra magnesium might be the missing link of nutrients that can help protect against heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoporosis and many other disorders. For prevention and mitigation of these diseases magnesium can be truly miraculous.

   Numerous consequences of magnesium deficiency:

   ~  attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) / attention deficit (ADD)
   ~  Alzheimer's disease
   ~  angina pectoris
   ~  Anxiety Disorders
   ~  cardiac arrhythmias
   ~  Arthritis - rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
   ~  asthma
   ~  autism
   ~  autoimmune disorders
   ~  Cerebral palsy in children whose mothers had magnesium deficiency
   ~  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
   ~  congestive heart failure
   ~  prison
   ~  crooked teeth / jaw narrow, in children whose mothers had magnesium deficiency
   ~  dental caries
   ~  depression
   ~  diabetes, type I and II
   ~  eating disorders - bulimia and anorexia
   ~  fibromyalgia
   ~  intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, colitis
   ~  heart disease
   ~  High blood pressure (hypertension)
   ~  hypoglycemia
   ~  insomnia
   ~  kidney stones
   ~  Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
   ~  Migraines
   ~  mitral valve prolapse
   ~  multiple sclerosis
   ~  muscle cramps, weakness, fatigue
   ~  myopia (nearsightedness) - in children whose mothers had magnesium deficiency
   ~  Obesity - especially related to diet rich in carbohydrates
   ~  osteoporosis
   ~  Parkinson's disease
   ~  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - including menstrual pain and irregular
   ~  Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH)
   ~  Raynaud's syndrome
   ~  Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
   ~  stroke
   ~  Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome (IRS)
   ~  thyroid disorders 

   Source: "Primal Body - Primal Mind," Nora Gedgaudas

   The share of magnesium in milk

Generally, milk is a rich source of magnesium. However, many cultures for centuries depended on dairy foods as the basis of a balanced, healthy diet that provided strength and vitality. Weston Price, for example, studied the inhabitants of the Swiss Alps as well as the African Masai, whose powerful individuals resistant to the disease had little or no tooth decay. However, if we can replicate this diet in addition to the same properties that give us health, if we depend on today's industrialized model of food?

Mineral composition of the milk depends on many factors including breed animals, lactation stage, milking frequency, environmental conditions, type of hay, soil composition and degree of soil contamination. Pasture tetany is, for example, a serious and potentially fatal condition in cattle, characterized by extremely low levels of magnesium in serum. Also called the "staggering pasture" or "wheat pasture poisoning", it is the result of cattle grazing on fast-growing, young grass in the spring or fall to the ground which is very poor in magnesium, which can occur when grazing treated fertilizers that are rich in nitrogen and potassium. In acute poisoning the animal can be saved injection of magnesium sulphate, however, the presence of subclinical magnesium deficiency in cattle can seamlessly move.


In contrast, grassland pasture that animals given high plant diversity, given the ecological conditions of soil and ruminant nutritional diversity. In the Swiss study, which surveyed thirty species of alpine pastures, the researchers found that "the botanical composition of alpine pasture has a significant impact on the nutritional value of feed ... Compared with grass types of beans and aromatic plants showed a smaller proportion of cell walls but also a higher proportion of crude protein and fourfold higher proportion of calcium and twice the proportion of magnesium. "The Swiss who visited Dr. Price led their cattle to graze on the alpine slopes are inhabited by a number of plant species and watered glacial streams rich in minerals - water that the villagers have also been used for drinking and cooking .

Many stressors can have a nutritional impact on dairy animals, and therefore the quality of their milk. Compaction, confinement, filth and unnatural food for the cattle come to mind as an obvious culprit, but too frequent milking - more often than once a day - can result in lowering the concentrations of nutrients in milk. Daily production is higher but the nutrient substances by volume of less.

"Mineral content of milk and your favorite type of meat in the past 60 years has dropped significantly according to a new analysis of public data on the chemical composition of daily food," begins an article in the Guardian on the comparison of food habits of the 1940s. and 2002., conducted by researcher David Thomas. The study was conducted for an association for the protection of consumers in the UK, so. Commission for the food, and is published in its quarterly journal - the Journal of Nutrition. Decline in minerals in dairy products showed that the milk has lost 60 percent of its iron, 2 percent of your calcium, and 21 percent of its magnesium. Compared with the 1940th, is currently the "most cheeses showed decreased levels of magnesium and calcium. According to this analysis, cheddar cheese today provides 9 percent less calcium, 38 percent less magnesium and 47 percent less iron, while parmesan shows the steepest drop in nutrients, with magnesium levels drop by 70 percent. "

It is possible that the neglect of the declining share of magnesium in foods such as dairy products interfered with the analysis of the causes of disease in large populations. Opponents of animal fats for the widespread incidence of heart disease among the Finns blame their large consumption of dairy products. However, according to Dr. Mildred Seeling Medical Center, New York University - "in Finland, where there is a very high level of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) there is a clear link between heart disease and magnesium in arable soils. In Eastern and Northern Finland, where the proportion of the ground is approximately a third of a found in Southwest Finland, the mortality rate from ischemic heart disease are twice higher than those in the southwest. Ho and Khun examined the factors that might contribute to the growing incidence of cardiovascular disease in Europe and declining levels of magnesium in the soil and the food supply. They noted that in Finland, which has the highest cardiovascular mortality in Europe, food supplies magnesium to 1963. reduced to one third of normal intake 1911th year. "

Today Finns who live in cities, of course, eating pasteurized dairy products to start not only have less magnesium due to modern farming practices, but are also less soluble calcium as a result of denaturing the enzyme phosphatase during pasteurization. Calcium that is not soluble deposited in soft tissues such as blood system and may participate in the cascade of threatening events associated with heart disease.

Based on these observations, we could therefore assume that the milk products must be produced with respect, not only to the livestock but also to the soil that nourishes and pastures that feed livestock. When all nutrients are in harmony with one another, we can expect that the foods have the ability to really strengthened us.
Numerous causes of stress in today's world of increasing the body's need for magnesium - the burden of our endocrine system, the toxins from the environment that must be disabled, the abundance of carbohydrates in our diet, to name a few. The balance of nutrients found in food community that Dr. Price visited was also blessed with a balance of physical, emotional and social conditions of these people. However, we as consumers and as producers of food products, we can only aspire to achieve such a balance in the spaces we inhabit.

     Food sources of magnesium (In milligrams per 100 grams)

     Seaweed    760
     Wheat bran    490
     Wheat germ    336
     almonds    270
     Cashews    267
     Organic black treacle    258
     Nutritional yeast    231
     buckwheat    229
     Brazil Nuts    225
     Red algae    220
     hazelnuts    184
     peanuts    175
     millet    162
     Whole wheat grain    160
     Pecan    142
     nuts    131
     rye    115
     Tofu clotted Mg nigiri   111
     Dried coconut meat    90
     kale    57
     shrimp    51
     Corn    48
     avocado    45
     Cheddar cheese    45
     parsley    41
     Prunes    40
     Sunflower seeds    38
     Sweet potatoes    31
     beets    25
     broccoli    24
     cauliflower    24
     carrots    23
     celery    22
     beef    21
     asparagus    20
     chicken    19
     Green peppers    18
     Puter Gourd    17
     melon    16
     eggplant    16
     tomatoes    14
     milk    13 

   Compensate for a lack of magnesium can be tricky

Even when it seems understandable that magnesium supplements required to relieve the typical symptoms of the deficit, such as anxiety, heart palpitations, finding a proper means to elevate intracellular stocks can be difficult. Oral supplements are often the cause laxative effects at levels that are too low to compensate for cellular magnesium supply where needed. Marina, whose husband Alex recovering from heart surgery, had to be persistent. "In the hospital I noticed that he was in intensive care given intravenous magnesium but later when Alex was devastated, panic attacks, attacks of weakness, hypertension and arrhythmia, doctors never mention magnesium. For all these conditions we were offered drugs, but we both wanted to avoid these drugs if it was possible, although at first we did not succeed. Several doctors of alternative medicine mentioned magnesium along with other supplements that might help, but no special emphasis on magnesium and are based on the principle of trial and error have discovered how effective magnesium can be. However, we first had to find the best way that Alex could not take it. "

"Capsules magnesium citrate and magnesium Taurat caused diarrhea in only a quarter of the recommended dose. I saw that chronic magnesium deficiency may, unfortunately, cause significantly weakened the ability of intestinal absorption, and it was obvious that Alex is a long time had a deficit. At first I was it hard to accept as many years had great food - full of mineral-rich stock from the bones, seaweed soup and nettle and without sugar and caffeine. However, his medical history included a decade of hard efforts and clear signs of adrenal exhaustion. "

"Then I tried with liquid magnesium ion, which included trace minerals that are found in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. I thought that the isolated magnesium could be the best way to try to absorb. Starting with just a few drops into his soup, with time, so Alex could not take more magnesium although we still had to be very careful not to exceed a certain amount otherwise the diarrhea returned. But despite that, we started noticing positive results. First performed better sleep. Alex the night before waking every ninety minutes - get up to the wet, and went to bed and struggled to the lips to make up for ninety minutes again awoke to repeat the process. He was sure his prostate is weakened but after about a month with a magnesium ion was able to sleep undisturbed in the range of three, then four, then six hours. We saw that his prostate well but his traumatized by the adrenal glands regularly release new rush of adrenaline which it awakened. When they began to calm down, his dream finally became quiet, now usually wakes up only once during the night and can sleep without pain. And, dare I say, these days, sleeping better than he had slept for years. Also, with a good dream, his daily energy levels improved significantly. "

"Alex has still had a gust of arrhythmias that were sometimes very scary and although his hypertension improved with energy healing and flower extracts, we knew that there is a nutrient which is supposed to turn. It happened that a friend suggested the use of homeopathic magnesium, which should help with absorption - she personally began with the use of magnesium supplements, and is equally experienced the usual problems with loose stools, when it occurred to me this is the solution. The idea was brilliant - we needed a way to quietly mention the station to take magnesium and we began to use tissue salt Magnesia Phosphorica, 6X potency. Already after the first dose, Alex felt the improvement in the chair and he could take the same dose of magnesium ion. It was as if the key to unlock the lock and then entered magnesium into cells, where it could provide its own benefit. "

"One day, Alex accidentally mentioned that in a week had a moment of arrhythmia. It was wonderful news, since the months before that day had at least mild arrhythmia. All they told us that it is quite common after heart surgery, so we thought that we would have to come to terms with this fact. Then I am encouraged by this progress, acquired something of magnesium "oil" in order to have another way of magnesium intake, without any involvement of the gastrointestinal tract. "

Our current protocol involves taking magnesium oil a day. Adding drops of ionic magnesium in our water for drinking and cooking as well as in every pot of soup, a bowl of braised vegetables, tray of stuffed peppers. This I call "micro-dosing" and this is in addition to the use of sea vegetables and plenty of broth from the bones. With magnesium phosphate Alex takes a tissue salt Kali Phosphorica (potassium phosphate), which is prescribed for all states neurological exhaustion and together make a very good tonic for the heart. Around the time sleeping Alex takes a single dose of magnesium citrate, along with the nutrient flux of vitamin C complex. This is a relaxing evening ritual, and now it does not cause any intestinal irritation. "

"The only drug that Alex is still taking a beta blocker for hypertension - a small dose that will, hopefully, soon to be abolished. If you are taking magnesium supplements, and you have hypertension you need to pay particular attention to your blood pressure. You will need to reduce the dose of your medication properly, otherwise your blood pressure may drop too quickly! However, you must do so gradually to the tissue of blood vessels given time to recover and restore elasticity - and what they want. "

"Ultimately, Alex personally wanted to mention that his treatment of magnesium allowed to divert their attention from the intensity of his physical condition on his spiritual life, and encourage him in a new creativity. He started writing at the beginning of next year will issue the first series of its records. Indeed, who would have thought that so many measures of healing to be launched in the final compensation that neglected minerals? "

This article was published in the journal Foundation Weston A. Price Foundation "wise traditions in food, farming and the art of healing" Autumn 2010.


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