Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?
Magnesium deficiency has been linked to many conditions such as anxiety, fatigue, early aging, nerve problems, migraines, kidney disease, liver disease, tooth decay,osteoporosis, etc. In her article, "Miracle of Magnesium", Carolyn Dean, MD, ND stated that introducing magnesium, either by a high-magnesium diet, with green drinks, or magnesium supplements, can help alleviate these conditions. She also pointed out that magnesium can heal the damage as a result of a heart attack by causing the blood vessels to dilate, preventing spasms in the heart muscle and blood vessel walls, counteracting the action of calcium which increases spasms, helping to dissolve blood clots, lessening the injury site, preventing arrhythmia, etc.
To include magnesium in your diet eat plenty of dark leafy greens, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Organic foods, however, may be more rich in this nutrient. You can also take magnesium supplements. Please note that current research shows that magnesium and calcium are to be taken in a 1:1 ratio.