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    This is some really good information, and I wanted to pass it on.

    Carolyn Dean, MD, ND
    Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

    Thu, 09 Nov 2017

    Even though I’ve spent the last 20 years focused on one mineral, magnesium, it’s made me a generalist, not a specialist, because magnesium does so much for the body. Most people are deficient in magnesium. So I’ve listed below the top 10 facts and 12 functions associated with magnesium. There are several contraindications to magnesium therapy, but most often withholding it is unwise. Moreover, in magnesium-deficient individuals, high dose vitamin D can cause their magnesium levels to be further depleted. The large number of magnesium deficiency diseases (more than 60) makes it difficult for doctors to diagnose their true cause .[1]

    Sixty-five conditions associated with magnesium deficiency

    According to the FDA, I am not permitted to say that magnesium can treat diseases. Doing so pushes magnesium into the drug category because the FDA (a non-medical body) says that only drugs can treat disease. However, I contend that magnesium deficiency is constantly being misdiagnosed as many different diseases, so I am merely suggesting that people treat their magnesium deficiency. Using high doses of magnesium (600-1200 mg elemental magnesium per day) for migraines, high blood pressure, angina, diabetes, high cholesterol, muscle cramps and spasms, nerve tingling and burning, is far less invasive than immediately prescribing drugs. I’ve observed thousands of people using therapeutic doses of a non-laxative form of magnesium with tremendous success.

    Why do doctors know so little about magnesium deficiency and mistake it for many other diseases?

    Magnesium deficiency is massively pervasive, affecting 70-80% of the population.

    In medical school we learned nothing about essential nutrients, even though every biochemical reaction in the body is facilitated by mineral and vitamin cofactors.

    Many agricultural lands are quite depleted of magnesium, and it’s a rare farmer who replaces magnesium and other minerals using rock dust.

    The serum magnesium blood test is an inaccurate measure of magnesium in the body, which is why magnesium is not even on a standard electrolyte panel. In a review paper, Long and Romani wanted to “advocate for the necessity of identifying easy and reproducible methods to assess serum and cellular magnesium levels and to identify magnesium deficiency in order to alleviate related pathological conditions.” They acknowledged that serum magnesium is a “poor predictor of tissue magnesium content and availability.”[2]

    The top 10 magnesium facts

    Magnesium is necessary for the proper functioning of 700-800 enzyme systems in the body – that’s why it is implicated in scores of symptoms and 65 health conditions.

    Most people in the USA, 70-80 percent, are magnesium deficient.

    Excess calcium in the diet depletes magnesium in the body, and many people take too much calcium, either as supplements, in fortified foods or dairy products.

    Magnesium is often very deficient in the soil and in the food supply, especially in “modern” processed foods, so it must be supplemented.

    Many forms of magnesium supplements cause a laxative effect, which prevents them from being taken in a therapeutic dose to relieve magnesium deficiency and its symptoms. However it is possible to use liquid magnesium chloride, a non-laxative form of magnesium that can be taken in therapeutic dosages.

    Magnesium deficiency can cause mitochondrial dysfunction. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) energy molecules are made in the mitochondria via the Krebs cycle. Six of the 8 steps in that cycle depend on adequate levels of magnesium.

    To help you identify magnesium needs, I’ve listed “100 Factors Related to Magnesium Deficiency.” [3]

    The Serum Magnesium test is inaccurate, but is still the standard test used in hospitals, clinics and in most clinical trials, and it doesn’t even appear on a standard electrolyte panel. A helpful and more accurate test, Magnesium RBC, must be used in conjunction with your clinical symptoms. But the definitive Ionized Magnesium Blood Test is not available to the public.

    Magnesium deficiency is a major factor in chronic disease – diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines, IBS, and heartburn. Moreover, the drugs used to treat all these conditions deplete magnesium, often making symptoms worse. Yet the FDA tells me that if I say magnesium can help treat these magnesium deficiency conditions, that makes magnesium a drug that has to undergo expensive drug testing!

    Telomeres (the DNA sequence at the ends of the chromosomes) hold the key to aging, as does magnesium, which prevents telomeres from deteriorating.

    The 12 functions of magnesium

    Getting more technical, here are twelve crucial functions of magnesium that appear in a textbook on magnesium in a chapter called “Divalent Cation Metabolism: Magnesium.” [4,5] There will be some overlap with the Top Ten Magnesium Facts that help to explain the amazing features of this mineral.

    Energy: The most important function of magnesium is assisting in the creation of energy in the trillions of cells making up our body.

    Magnesium is a cofactor in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) via ATP synthase. ATP, the molecule that transfers energy, is manufactured in the mitochondria and it must be bound to a magnesium ion (MgATP) in order to be biologically active.

    Each human cell contains 1,000-2,000 mitochondria. ATP is made in each one through a series of 8 steps called the Krebs cycle.

    What’s remarkable about magnesium is that it is necessary for 6 of those 8 steps. In this cycle, magnesium is a modulator of oxidative phosphorylation during which electrons are transferred from electron donors to electron acceptors such as oxygen in redox reactions, using magnesium as a cofactor. These redox reactions, called electron transport chains, form a series of protein complexes within the cell’s mitochondria that release energy by generating ATP.

    Transporters and Pumps: ATP has many other functions besides being a source of energy. ATP is required by many transporters (“transmembrane ATPases”) that import molecules necessary for cell metabolism and export toxins and wastes across cell membranes. A hydrogen-potassium ATPase creates the gastric proton pump, which acidifies the contents of the stomach. Many other pumps and transporters are directed by ATPases with magnesium as a necessary cofactor.

    Membrane Stabilizer: Magnesium is an important membrane-stabilizing agent. Stabilization decreases excessive excitation of nerves and contraction of muscle cell membranes.

    Protein Production: Magnesium is required for the structural integrity of numerous body proteins. To date, over 3,700 magnesium receptor sites have been found on human proteins!

    RNA & DNA: Magnesium is required for the structural integrity of nucleic acids. Consequently, magnesium is a requirement for the production of RNA and DNA.

    GTP: Magnesium is a cofactor for the enzyme guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase). This enzyme has many functions: (a) signal transduction, or “switching on” specific receptor proteins located on cell membranes and transmitting that signal to trigger taste, smell, and perception of light; (b) protein biosynthesis; (c) control and differentiation of cell division; (d) translocation of proteins through cell membranes; and (e) transport of vesicles within the cell and assembly of vesicle coats.

    Phospholipase C: Magnesium is a cofactor for the enzyme phospholipase C, which is a class of enzymes that split phospholipids at the phosphate group. These enzymes define signal transduction pathways. The most important one allows calcium to enter cells.

    Adenylate and Guanylate cyclase: Magnesium is a cofactor for the enzyme adenylate cyclase. This enzyme converts ATP to cyclic AMP (cAMP) and pyrophosphate. Cyclic AMP is used for intracellular signal transduction of the effects of hormones like glucagon and adrenaline into cells because the hormones can’t pass through cell membranes. Cyclic AMP is involved in the activation of protein kinases and regulates the effects of adrenaline and glucagon. It also binds to and regulates the function of ion channels or gateways into the cell.Magnesium is also a cofactor for the enzyme guanylate cyclase. This enzyme synthesizes cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) from guanosine triphosphate (GTP) keeping cGMP-gated ion channels open, allowing calcium to enter the cell. Cyclic GMP is an important second messenger that transmits the message across cell membranes from peptide hormones and nitric oxide, and it can also function in hormone signaling. It can trigger changes requiring protein synthesis. In smooth muscle, cGMP is the signal for relaxation, which can regulate vascular and airway tone, insulin secretion, and peristalsis.

    700-800 Enzyme Processes: Magnesium is a required cofactor for the activity of hundreds of enzyme processes. The authors of “Magnesium in Man: Implications for Health and Disease” assure us that the number of magnesium enzymatic reactions is more than 600.[6] Andrea Rosanoff, PhD, says, “While it was estimated in 1968 that magnesium was a required cofactor for over 300 enzyme processes, that number is now more reliably estimated at 700 to 800.” [7]

    Regulates Ion Channels: Magnesium is a direct regulator of ion channels, most notably via the other key electrolytes potassium, calcium and sodium. Magnesium is intimately involved in potassium transport. Magnesium and potassium depletion cause similar damaging effects on the heart. Furthermore, it is impossible to overcome potassium deficiency without replacing magnesium. That’s why hospitals often seem to have such a difficult time finding the right electrolyte balance of sodium, potassium, calcium, and chloride: they ignore magnesium and do not routinely measure it in their electrolyte panels and when they do test for it, they use the inaccurate serum magnesium test. Magnesium is intimately involved with calcium channels. I have written about magnesium guarding the ion channels that allow calcium to enter and leave the cell, orchestrating the exact amount of calcium that’s required to cause a muscle or nerve cell to contract and then flushing that extra calcium out to prevent excessive contraction.[1] Thus, magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker. But instead of using magnesium to modify the effect of calcium on body physiology, medical practice often insists on using calcium-channel-blocking drugs that have many side effects . . . including magnesium deficiency.

    Intracellular Signaling: Magnesium is an important intracellular signaling molecule itself. While I’ve mentioned signaling several times; the role of cell signaling cannot be underestimated. Without intracellular communication the cells of the body would not be able to function at all.

    Nerve and Muscle Function: Magnesium is intimately involved in efficient nerve conduction. Although calcium is vital for proper nervous system function, too much calcium is dangerous. Excess calcium is pro-inflammatory and can excite nerves to the point of cell death. Magnesium helps cells to regulate calcium levels. Magnesium is intimately involved in efficient muscle function. The mechanisms are varied and include oxygen uptake, electrolyte balance, and energy production. Magnesium is important for properly functioning muscles, allowing calcium to cause muscle contraction and then pushing calcium out of the muscle cells to allow the relaxation phase.[8] In the same way that nerve cells can be “excited to death,” muscle cells stimulated by too much calcium can go into uncontrollable spasms or cramps, resulting in tissue damage such as occurs in a heart attack.

    How to get therapeutic amounts of magnesium without the laxative effect

    1. Avoid the highly laxative magnesium oxide. It’s only 4 % absorbed; the rest attracts water and is eliminated via the bowel.

    2. Apply transdermal magnesium lotion and/or take Epsom salts baths — as often as needed, or every few days.

    3. Mix liquid magnesium chloride or magnesium citrate powder in your drinking water or juice and sip throughout the day. The taste will be strong but you can add flavored stevia or a natural sweetener.

    4. Take 1 tablespoon of psyllium seed powder in 8 oz of water once or twice a day (1 hour away from meals or supplements) to bulk up the stool and prevent diarrhea.

    Contraindications to magnesium therapy

    Kidney failure. With kidney failure there is an inability to clear magnesium from the kidneys.

    Myasthenia gravis. Intravenous administration could accentuate muscle relaxation and collapse the respiratory muscles.

    Excessively slow heart rate. Slow heart rates can be made even slower, as magnesium relaxes the heart. Slow heart rates may require an artificial pacemaker.

    Bowel obstruction. A major route of elimination for unabsorbed oral magnesium is through the bowel. Someone with bowel obstruction should be hospitalized.

    Magnesium is required to convert vitamin D to its active form

    Vitamin D is the new popular supplement but it’s being prescribed in huge doses. What is not widely known is that vitamin D requires magnesium in order to be transformed into its active form. Further, very high levels of vitamin D can deplete magnesium levels. The relationship between vitamin D and magnesium is crucial and has been ignored by many doctors.[9] It is important to make sure you are taking enough magnesium before supplementing with vitamin D. You can do that by following your magnesium RBC levels and targeting an optimum of 6.0-6.5 mg/dL.

    Vitamin D is converted to 25-hydoxyvitamin D in the liver and 1,25(OH)2D in the kidneys and other organs as needed. The 1,25(OH)2D metabolite of vitamin D is actually a hormone required by many sites throughout the body. The average range for 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) is from 10.0 to 40.0 ng/mL, but with supplements the levels can range to 70 ng/mL or higher. However, optimum levels of vitamin D are more toward 40 ng/mL, not the high end. The average levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D vary with skin color because dark skin attenuates formation of vitamin D. At higher latitudes, light skin has evolved to collect meager UVB light rays in order to generate some vitamin D.[10] In the USA, the average level for African Americans is near 16 ng/mL, Hispanics near 21 ng/ml, and whites near 26 ng/mL. Therefore, most people can benefit by taking vitamin D supplements along with magnesium supplements.

    The paper “Magnesium, Vitamin D Status and Mortality” in BMC Medicine displays a detailed flow chart of vitamin D metabolism, which shows that magnesium is required in 8 crucial steps.[11] This is vital information for every doctor prescribing vitamin D and every person taking vitamin D. The investigators said, “Our preliminary findings indicate it is possible that magnesium intake alone or its interaction with vitamin D intake may contribute to vitamin D status. The associations between serum 25(OH)D and risk of mortality may be modified by the intake level of magnesium.”

    It will be obvious from the above that I consider magnesium one of the most important essential nutrients in the body and it should be included in every health treatment protocol. Yet it is often the most deficient and neglected mineral. I urge everyone to read more about magnesium and reconsider your intake of this miraculous mineral.

    Carolyn Dean, MD, ND has been a member of the editorial board of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service since its third issue in 2005. She offers voluntary disclosure that she has a commercial interest in ReMag, a brand of liquid magnesium chloride. Dr. Dean is the author of The Magnesium Miracle. Her radio shows are archived at www.drcarolyndeanlive.com .

    References

    1. Dean C. The Magnesium Miracle. 2nd Ed., Ballantine Books, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-0399594441.

    2. Long S, Romani AM. Role of cellular magnesium in human diseases. Austin J Nutr Food Sci. 2014;2(10): 1051. http://austinpublishinggroup.com/nut...-v2-id1051.php

    3. Dean C. 100 Factors Related to Magnesium Deficiency. https://drcarolyndean.com/2010/06/ga...ency-symptoms/

    4. McCarthy JT, Kumar R, “Divalent cation metabolism: magnesium,” in Schrier R (series ed.), The Atlas of Diseases of the Kidney, Blackwell, Oxfordshire, 1999.

    5. Heaton FW, “Role of magnesium in enzyme systems,” in Siegel H (ed.), Metal Ions in Biologic Systems, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1990.

    6. de Baaij, JHF. et. al. Magnesium in man: Implications for health and disease. Physiological Reviews. Jan 1, 2015 Vol. 95 no. 1, 1-46. http://physrev.physiology.org/content/95/1/1.long

    7. Rosanoff A. The Essential Nutrient Magnesium – Key to Mitochondrial ATP Production and Much More (2009). https://www.prohealth.com/library/print.cfm?libid=14606.

    8. Abraham GE, Flechas JD, “Management of fibromyalgia: rationale for the use of magnesium and malic acid.” J Nutr Med, vol. 3, pp. 49-59, 1992. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8587088

    9. Reddy P1, Edwards LR. Magnesium supplementation in vitamin D deficiency. Am J Ther. 2017 May 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28471760

    10. Jablonski NG, Chaplin G. The evolution of human skin coloration. J Hum Evol. 2000 Jul;39(1):57-106. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10896812

    11. Deng et al. Magnesium, vitamin D status and mortality: results from US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001 to 2006 and NHANES III. BMC Medicine 2013. 11:187. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23981518

    See also: Magnesium: The Spark of Life
    Via: Magnesium facts -- Sott.net



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    Thanks for always posting this information. When you have time, I want to ask you if you know about any natural remedies for arthritis. My mom has it, and she has been in terrible pain recently… And the medicine her doctor prescribed is not working for her.
    “Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory-- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.”

    — Jonathan Safran Foer

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    Thanks for always posting this information. When you have time, I want to ask you if you know about any natural remedies for arthritis. My mom has it, and she has been in terrible pain recently… And the medicine her doctor prescribed is not working for her.
    The first thing I would suggest, is she needs to look at her diet. I have known lots of people who stopped drinking sweeten tea to see within a certain time frame a lessening affect of arthritis.

    Fluoride is a huge problem for the bones and joints. Many cheap and non-organic black and green teas are loaded with it.

    References:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/heal...-problems.html
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/womans-...r-doctors-say/
    https://www.endocrineweb.com/news/os...e-osteoporosis
    http://naturopathicearth.com/2017/07/04/water-fluoride/

    She also needs to look at food that will cause inflammation. Dairy can be a culprit.

    I would suggest she look into Turmeric. She can take capsules or even drink a golden milk ( recipe )

    Spice like: Ginger, Pepper and Cinnamon are also great to use more.

    Magnesium is critical. I like a topical spray which she can spray on her feet before bed. I also like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Using high doses of magnesium (600-1200 mg elemental magnesium per day) for migraines, high blood pressure, angina, diabetes, high cholesterol, muscle cramps and spasms, nerve tingling and burning, is far less invasive than immediately prescribing drugs.
    High doses can also cause diarrhea and cramping. Or worse. Everything is good and bad. If some is good, a lot is not necessarily better or a good thing too.

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/3...uch-magnesium/

    As the fourth most common mineral in your body, magnesium is involved in many important biological processes. Up to half of all the magnesium in your body is found in your bones, but magnesium is also involved in regulating blood pressure, blood sugar, muscle movement, nerve function, the immune system and energy metabolism. Health supplements containing magnesium are available without a prescription, but you should always consult your doctor before taking a health supplement such as magnesium because taking too much magnesium can cause severe side effects.

    Gastrointestinal Effects

    The earliest symptoms of magnesium toxicity are often gastrointestinal. Magnesium acts as a laxative, and diarrhea is frequently the first symptom of too much magnesium intake. Additional gastrointestinal symptoms might also occur, such as stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramping. Although toxicity is rare from dietary sources alone, the U.S. Institute of Medicine recommends a maximum of 350 mg of supplemental magnesium per day for adults. Doses less than this rarely cause symptoms of toxicity.

    Cardiovascular Effects

    Magnesium toxicity might adversely affect the cardiovascular system. Severe drops in blood pressure, also known as hypotension, have been reported after taking excessive doses of magnesium. Too much magnesium in the blood can also slow heartbeat or cause erratic heart rhythms, also known as arrhythmias. If very high levels of magnesium accumulate in the blood the heart might stop beating completely, called cardiac arrest.

    Additional Symptoms

    Severe magnesium toxicity can also cause muscle weakness and difficulty breathing. Changes in mental status might also occur, including confusion and lethargy. Elevated magnesium levels can throw off the balance of other minerals in the body, especially calcium, which can cause additional symptoms. In extreme cases, magnesium toxicity can result in coma or death.

    Kidney Damage

    The kidneys normally remove excess magnesium from the blood, and complications of severe magnesium toxicity can limit their ability to do so. If the kidneys are already damaged from pre-existing disease or alcoholism, they cannot remove magnesium from the blood as effectively as healthy kidneys. This reduced ability to filter magnesium out of the blood can increase the risk of developing magnesium toxicity. If you have kidney problems, you should only take magnesium supplements if you are directed to do so by your doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    High doses can also cause diarrhea and cramping. Or worse. Everything is good and bad. If some is good, a lot is not necessarily better or a good thing too.

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/3...uch-magnesium/

    Zip you really need to learn to read. My OP already pointed out the contraindications in the article. It really is no wonder the red bars you have. You are like the annoying aunt who jumps into conversations with nothing to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    The first thing I would suggest, is she needs to look at her diet. I have known lots of people who stopped drinking sweeten tea to see within a certain time frame a lessening affect of arthritis.

    Fluoride is a huge problem for the bones and joints. Many cheap and non-organic black and green teas are loaded with it.

    References:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/heal...-problems.html
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/womans-...r-doctors-say/
    https://www.endocrineweb.com/news/os...e-osteoporosis
    http://naturopathicearth.com/2017/07/04/water-fluoride/

    She also needs to look at food that will cause inflammation. Dairy can be a culprit.

    I would suggest she look into Turmeric. She can take capsules or even drink a golden milk ( recipe )

    Spice like: Ginger, Pepper and Cinnamon are also great to use more.

    Magnesium is critical. I like a topical spray which she can spray on her feet before bed. I also like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Sounds great, thanks so much! I did tell her that she should cut out all dairy, because I had heard that it causes inflammation. I hadn’t heard about fluoride and the cheap teas... and I wasn’t sure what things she should take, so I will definitely pass along all this info.

    Also the magnesium sounds like an excellent idea.

    Thanks again Donna!
    “Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory-- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.”

    — Jonathan Safran Foer

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    Sounds great, thanks so much! I did tell her that she should cut out all dairy, because I had heard that it causes inflammation. I hadn’t heard about fluoride and the cheap teas... and I wasn’t sure what things she should take, so I will definitely pass along all this info.

    Also the magnesium sounds like an excellent idea.

    Thanks again Donna!
    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    The first thing I would suggest, is she needs to look at her diet. I have known lots of people who stopped drinking sweeten tea to see within a certain time frame a lessening affect of arthritis.

    Fluoride is a huge problem for the bones and joints. Many cheap and non-organic black and green teas are loaded with it.

    References:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/heal...-problems.html
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/womans-...r-doctors-say/
    https://www.endocrineweb.com/news/os...e-osteoporosis
    http://naturopathicearth.com/2017/07/04/water-fluoride/

    She also needs to look at food that will cause inflammation. Dairy can be a culprit.

    I would suggest she look into Turmeric. She can take capsules or even drink a golden milk ( recipe )

    Spice like: Ginger, Pepper and Cinnamon are also great to use more.

    Magnesium is critical. I like a topical spray which she can spray on her feet before bed. I also like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Donnay, will that golden milk loosen a sprain? Pain's not a huge issue-it's just taking a really long time to heal. The physiotherapy is tedious AF and rather painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    Donnay, will that golden milk loosen a sprain? Pain's not a huge issue-it's just taking a really long time to heal. The physiotherapy is tedious AF and rather painful.
    Turmeric will definitely bring down the inflammation and that is what you want.

    Turmeric

    Turmeric not only gives food a unique flavor, but also soothes sprained muscles and inflamed joints. Besides the anti- inflammatory properties of turmeric, it also prevents blood clotting, improves the circulation, and treats skin and digestive issues. Fill a small bowl with lukewarm water. Add one tablespoon of lime juice and two tablespoons of turmeric powder to make a thick paste. Use this paste on the affected part and cover it with a bandage. Keep it for 10 hours. Follow this remedy for a week and repeat the same procedure after every 10 hours.

    Alternatively, mix limestone powder and turmeric powder in equal proportion and add some warm water to make a thick paste. Now, heat this paste and apply it on your sprained ankle. Use a bandage to wrap the paste. Leave it for the whole night and remove in the morning. For best results, repeat this continuously for three days.

    Moreover, you can add a tsp of turmeric powder in a glass of lukewarm milk and drink it to get relief from the pain. Have it twice a day for a week.
    https://www.homeremedyhacks.com/18-h...prained-ankle/

    Magnesium spray is great to use topically and/or with a combination of these essential oils with a carrier oil (coconut, Jojoba) -- Helichrysum, German Chamomile, and Lavender to apply on injury help relieve the pain and swelling).

    Castor oil packs are also good at bedtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    High doses can...


    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    Zip you really need to learn to read. My OP already pointed out the contraindications in the article. It really is no wonder the red bars you have. You are like the annoying aunt who jumps into conversations with nothing to add.

    Yep; classic Zip:

    -Not contributing to the discussion
    -Contrary for the sake of being contrary
    -No interest in discussing the topic



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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    Thanks for always posting this information. When you have time, I want to ask you if you know about any natural remedies for arthritis. My mom has it, and she has been in terrible pain recently… And the medicine her doctor prescribed is not working for her.
    FWIW, I've found that fasting can help inflammation. I don't have a lot of science beyond this, mostly experience. Hope this helps! ~hugs~
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    FWIW, I've found that fasting can help inflammation. I don't have a lot of science beyond this, mostly experience. Hope this helps! ~hugs~
    Interesting. I did a search on fasting and inflammation and apparently many people are saying the same thing, that intermittent fasting can help with inflammation and painful joints. I will definitely pass this along to my mom. Thanks HB!
    “Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory-- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.”

    — Jonathan Safran Foer

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    On the topic of magnesium deficiency. It is the #1 cause of teeth grinding. My offspring used to have a big problem, grinding his teeth in his sleep every night, it was disturbing. As soon as I upped his magnesium intake via supplements it went away immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    On the topic of magnesium deficiency. It is the #1 cause of teeth grinding. My offspring used to have a big problem, grinding his teeth in his sleep every night, it was disturbing. As soon as I upped his magnesium intake via supplements it went away immediately.
    Hmm...very interesting.

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    Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms – What You Need to Know
    https://www.drperlmutter.com/magnesi...es-treatments/

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    Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

    By Dr. Mercola

    Magnesium is an essential mineral used in pathways for energy production, protein synthesis and cell signaling.1 The mineral is involved in nearly 300 metabolic reactions.2 It is used by every organ and muscle in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and bones. Deficiency and insufficiency have been associated with a number of health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis.

    In the care of pregnant women, magnesium sulfate is used to prevent seizures in women suffering from pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can result in high blood pressure, seizures and coma, threatening the life of the mother and baby.3

    You might assume that a simple blood test would reveal a magnesium deficiency, but 60 percent is stored in your skeleton, 27 percent in your muscles and only 1 percent is found outside of your cells.4 To determine your levels you'll need a magnesium RBC test that can be done without a physician's order, except in the state of New York.5 Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of "The Magnesium Miracle," recommends a level of 6.0 to 6.5 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

    Are You At Risk?
    The U.S. recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for magnesium is between 310 to 420 mg per day, depending upon your age and sex.6 However, this RDA is based on achieving a blood level lower than Dean believes will maintain optimal health. Dr. Danine Fruge, associate medical director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Florida, told CNN:7 "Studies have shown that only about 25 percent of U.S. adults are at or above the recommended daily amount of 310 to 320 mg for women and 400 to 420 [mg] for men."

    The 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed less than 50 percent of Americans had adequate intake to meet the RDA standard.8 Another study found 68 percent didn't meet the RDA for magnesium intake and 19 percent of people ate less than half the recommended amount.9 Dean points out that in a population where nearly 80 percent are deficient in optimal levels of magnesium, a common laboratory normal range of 4.2 to 6.8 mg/dL is not enough to deter symptoms of insufficiency.10

    You may carefully watch your magnesium intake from your daily nutrition, but there are factors that may reduce your absorption, such as an unhealthy gastrointestinal tract,11 daily consumption of coffee, soda or alcohol, heavy menstrual periods, excessive sweating or prolonged stress.12 How well you absorb magnesium in your diet may also depend upon how much you consume and your overall nutrition.13

    It is easy to understand how many are deficient. While consuming less than the low RDA recommendation, many also drink coffee and soda daily and/or suffer from an unhealthy gut microbiome that may impede absorption of magnesium from the diet. Since magnesium is essential to nearly every cell and many biological functions, it could easily be considered one of the most important nutrients for optimal health. Research has now demonstrated magnesium plays a fundamental role in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes.14

    Diabetes Is a Foundational Problem in Western Society
    Type 2 diabetes results when insulin resistance progresses to a point where your blood glucose levels are elevated well above the expected normal high of 100 mg/dL. Prior to the development of diabetes, you may experience prediabetes. This is a condition in which insulin resistance has begun to develop, often called "borderline diabetes." The number of individuals who suffer from either condition continues to rise precipitously.

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance, in 1994 only 13 states reported over 5 percent of their population suffered from diabetes, the highest of which was 6.2 percent.15 However, less than 20 years later, only one state reported a low of 6.2 percent, while the remainder of the country reported numbers as high as 14.2 percent. The CDC estimates the total number of Americans who have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes reaches 30.2 million.16

    Type 2 diabetes places you at risk for a number of other dangerous and life-threatening health conditions, including kidney disease, heart disease, hypertension, stroke and blindness.17 Previous research has demonstrated higher intake of magnesium is associated with a lower risk of diabetes.18 Recent research has found that even those making poor dietary choices enjoyed protection against diabetes if they had a high intake of magnesium.19

    To evaluate their assumption that higher intake of magnesium may be linked to lower incidence of diabetes, even when making poor carbohydrate choices, researchers looked at the diet habits of people enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

    They calculated the hazard ratios and adjusted for factors such as age, body mass index, history, processed meat intake and other physical factors that may have increased the risk of over 17,000 participants who developed Type 2 diabetes in 28 years.

    They found those who consumed the highest amount of magnesium had a 15 percent lower risk of developing diabetes over those who consumed the least amount. The researchers also found higher consumption of magnesium in people who consumed foods with a high glycemic index was even more strongly tied to a reduced risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.20

    Magnesium Deficiency May Speed Aging
    In an effort to understand the impact magnesium may have on the capacity of cells to replicate and the integral part this plays in the development of disease, researchers analyzed the cell division of cultured human fibroblasts in the presence of adequate and inadequate magnesium.21 They found that while cells would divide and survive under moderate magnesium depletion, the cells also aged faster than those grown under normal magnesium concentrations.22 David Killilea, Ph.D., lead author of the study, said:23

    “Magnesium deficiency affects the way the cells age. Accelerated cellular ageing affects the way tissue functions. We are now thinking that cellular consequences of magnesium deficiency may be driving long-term chronic disease. You could be moderately deficient for a long time and not know it."

    Depression is another health condition affected by your magnesium levels that can shorten your life span. Looking at six decades of mental health and mortality data, researchers found an association between premature death and depression.24 Magnesium plays a key supporting role in healthy neurological function and mental health.25 Research demonstrates that magnesium insufficiency may be a causative factor in the development of depression, anxiety and stress-related conditions.

    Coauthor with Killilea, Bruce Ames, Ph.D., used the study of magnesium impact on fibroblast replication within a larger theory of how micronutrients affect your health over your lifetime. His Triage Theory of Aging hypothesizes that moderate micronutrient deficiencies, often not enough to produce symptoms, may lead to accelerated aging and related diseases.26 During his presentation, Ames said:

    "Triage theory predicts that the consequence of moderate shortages of even a single micronutrient, though insufficient to cause overt clinical symptoms, will impair functions essential for long-term health. This impairment will result in insidious damage (e.g., increased DNA damage) that, over time, leads to the acceleration of age-associated diseases (e.g. increased cancer).

    As people with modest deficiencies have no overt clinical symptoms, there has been little incentive to correct these deficiencies, though this could change if it can be shown that they are resulting in biochemical changes (e.g., chromosome breaks that are markers of increased risk of age-related diseases, such as cancer)."

    Heart Health Affects Longevity
    Magnesium may play a significant role in the aging process when you suffer from insufficiency in amounts that are not low enough to cause recognizable symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Initially interested in cancer prevention, Ames wrote nearly 500 research papers during his professional career as his attention turned to the aging process and mitochondrial health.27

    An increased intake of magnesium has been associated with improved cardiovascular health and a 30 percent reduction in cardiovascular risk, including ischemic heart disease.28 Studies have demonstrated that magnesium also has a significant impact on arterial stiffness that may be a precursor to high blood pressure and heart disease.

    Magnesium helps prevent vascular calcification through multiple mechanisms, and in end-stage kidney disease there is an association between adequate amounts of serum magnesium and survival.29 Acting through two distinct pathways, magnesium plays a vital role in supporting arterial smooth muscle function and promoting arterial flexibility.

    Role of Magnesium Sulfate in Pain Management
    Research shows magnesium sulfate also plays a role in post-surgical pain management. Magnesium acts as a natural calcium channel blocker,30 which is important in pain processing.31 Research has demonstrated that magnesium administration during surgery reduced the need for intraoperative fentanyl.32

    Another study concluded postoperative administration reduced pain and the need for opioids after a thoracotomy.33 Thoracotomy surgeries are painful and require planned pain management to improve patient outcomes. In an effort to determine if the administration of magnesium could also reduce the use of opioid drugs after surgery, researchers analyzed the result of using magnesium post-operatively.

    In the second study, all patients received morphine in the recovery room, but the magnesium group also received an intravenous infusion of magnesium. A total number of 24 patients completed the study. Those who received magnesium infusion used significantly less morphine for pain control at four and eight hours after surgery, without any discernable difference in pain or sedation scores.34

    The incidence of nausea and vomiting was similar in the two groups, but those who received magnesium stayed in the hospital an average of one day less than those who did not receive magnesium. The researchers also concluded that magnesium infusion did not cause any adverse side effects.

    Another study found similar results in patients who had undergone a hysterectomy and received post-surgical intravenous magnesium sulfate.35 Forty women were assigned randomly to two groups; one received magnesium post-surgically and the second group received normal saline. After receiving the same anesthesia, the group who received a single dose of magnesium had lower pain scores over the first 24 hours and lower use of pain medication.

    Magnesium Deficiency May Trigger More Health Conditions
    As magnesium is essential to nearly 300 biochemical reactions, it is not surprising that it has also been associated with a reduced risk of several other health conditions. Researchers have identified over 3,700 binding sites on human proteins that indicate the role magnesium plays in disease may have been greatly underestimated.36

    Dean has studied and written about magnesium since the late 1990s. In her book, "The Magnesium Miracle," she identifies over 25 different medical conditions an insufficiency or deficiency may cause or trigger that have been proven through scientific study. These include:37

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    Are you magnesium deficient? The 9 signs low levels of this key mineral could be ruining your life

    By Anna Magee For Healthista and Claudia Tanner For Mailonline
    PUBLISHED: 09:45 EST, 9 January 2018


    Insomnia, depression, cravings and tiredness are the bane of many of our lives. But they could be signs of a simple problem: magnesium deficiency.

    The Daily Mail's Dr Michael Moseley addressed the issue recently when he appeared on BBC Radio Two’s Breakfast Show with Chris Evans – exploring how the humble mineral could treat a range of common ailments including migraines, PMT and constipation.

    Yet it doesn't get a lot of attention. Although magnesium is found in brown rice, green leafy vegetables, beans, avocados, almonds and dark chocolate, most of us don't get enough of the amount we need.

    One study of 8,000 Britons by Mineral Check discovered around 70 per cent had low levels, Healthista reports.

    Likewise, the Government’s most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey revealed that most children and adolescents fail to get the recommended daily allowance with 53 per cent of teenage girls showing levels of gross deficiency.

    Yet magnesium is an essential mineral which plays a crucial role in more than 300 different enzymatic reactions in the body each day. Research suggests it can help achieve a restful night’s sleep and reduce the symptoms of restless leg syndrome as well as improve chronic pain, tiredness, mood swings and migraines.

    Here are some key signs of magnesium deficiency not to miss.


    Research suggests magnesium deficiency is linked to a range of problems including insomnia, depression, cravings and tiredness (stock image)

    1. You can’t stay asleep

    Studies have shown that when magnesium levels are too low, it’s harder to stay asleep.

    ‘Magnesium contributes to the normal function of the nervous system thereby offering nervous system support which may then assist with sleep disturbance,’ said Rick Hay, London-based nutritionist and author of The Anti Ageing Food & Fitness Plan.

    Magnesium increases a chemical neurotransmitter in the brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which encourages relaxation as well as sleep. Low GABA levels in the body can make it difficult to relax.

    Magnesium promotes good sleep by helping us unwind, Hay explains, and it’s an important factor in how our body manages its sleep cycle.

    Indeed, a 2012 study found that 500mg magnesium taken for eight weeks before bed had a positive improvement on insomnia levels.

    2. You’re depressed

    ‘Magnesium has a role in hormonal regulation and may also help blood sugar balance which can help with mood issues such as depression and anxiety,’ said Mr Hay.

    Positive neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin are regulated by magnesium, and such neurotransmitters are essential to a stable mood.

    Excitingly, researchers last year published a study in the journal PLoS One that found adults who received 248mg of magnesium a day for six weeks saw a significant improvement in their levels of depression and anxiety.

    3. You get migraines

    If you’re one of the one in seven people who get migraines in the UK, supplementing with magnesium could help.

    ‘Although evidence for magnesium’s role in migraine treatment is limited it’s very promising,’ said Mr Hay.

    In fact, one study published in the European Journal for Neutraceutical Research found that using topical Magnesium Oil Spray from BetterYou across a three-month period helped improve the severity and frequency of symptoms.

    ‘This effect on reducing the severity of migraines was probably due to magnesium’s hormonal regulating benefits and its muscle relaxation properties,’ explained Mr Hay.

    4. You crave chocolate

    Craving chocolate can be a sign of a magnesium deficiency, experts believe

    Cravings for specific foods can indicate nutrient deficiency and if it’s chocolate you’re craving most often, a lack of magnesium could be the reason.

    The sweet treat is high in magnesium and because our levels go down during and before our period, some experts suggest what we’re really craving when we reach for chocolate pre-menstrually is magnesium.

    The highest levels are found in dark chocolate that is over 60 per cent cocoa.

    5. You get muscle spasms

    As a muscle relaxant, magnesium works alongside calcium to regulate muscle movement.
    If you have too much calcium and not enough magnesium, the muscles of any part of your body can go into spasm.
    This can manifest as leg cramps, muscle pain, tightness and general aches, according to Mr Hay.


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    An estimated 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient.
    Prescription drugs and fluoride can deplete your body of magnesium.
    Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, and weakness.
    Magnesium deficiency can cause amongst others: osteoporosis, heart attacks and diabetes.

    Over the past 30 years, women have been told to take supplemental calcium to avoid osteoporosis, and calcium has been added to food. Osteoporosis rates have continued to climb.

    You can’t simply add magnesium to your diet to solve problems, because when you take any of the following you need to take all the others into consideration as well: magnesium, calcium, vitamin D3, and vitamin K2.
    If you're K2 or magnesium deficient, adding calcium will cause more problems than it solves. Taking mega doses of vitamin D supplements without sufficient amounts of K2 and magnesium can lead to vitamin D toxicity and magnesium deficiency symptoms.

    If you have too much calcium and not enough magnesium, your muscles will tend to go into spasm. This could cause a heart attack: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...-benefits.aspx


    Magnesium can counter and reduce the toxic effects of fluoride.
    Calcium and magnesium are important structural components of teeth and bone.

    In a “scientific” study, subjects from 40 to 80 years old, with the highest calcium–to–magnesium ratio suffered greater tooth loss than those with a lower calcium–to–magnesium ratio.

    In 1941, Time Magazine published an article about the “perfect teeth” and low incidence of bone fracture among residents of Deaf Smith County, Texas.
    The water in Deaf Smith County had a magnesium content twice as high as that in Dallas County (where bone fracture and tooth decay were common). The water in Deaf Smith County also contained relatively much calcium and “natural” fluoride...
    Adverse effects of fluoride, like weakening of bones and brown stains and tooth pitting on teeth, were also absent in Deaf Smith County:
    Teeth just plain don't decay in Deaf Smith County, on the sandy plains of the Texas panhandle. (Elsewhere in the U.S. 95 out of 100 have dental caries.) This remarkable fact was reported last week to the Houston meeting of the American Dental Association by Dr. Edward Taylor, chief dentist of the Texas State Board of Health.
    In 1961, Nature reported about a significant reduction in dental caries in 200 patients that were given an alkaline phosphate (= magnesium) for 3 years. Scientists in New Zealand discovered that magnesium was the beneficial factor.
    They concluded that:
    an important role can possibly be assigned to magnesium [phosphate] in the stabilization of chemical, physical and electrokinetic states of the surface enamel calcium.
    In other words, calcium can only have a positive impact after it is stabilised, for example by magnesium.

    Studies on guinea pigs and rats have confirmed the importance of magnesium:
    When guinea pigs are fed a diet deficient in magnesium they grow slowly and, if they survive for a few months, they develop deposits of calcium phosphate in such organs as the kidneys, muscles, liver, stomach, and heart.
    (…)
    A high calcium level in the diet increases the magnesium requirement of guinea pigs just as has been observed by others who have studied the magnesium requirement of the rat.
    When researchers at Loma Linda University in California substituted whole wheat with white flour in the food for rats, they found that more caries developed. Whole wheat flour contains 113 mg of magnesium per 100 grams, but white flour has only 25 mg.
    There were 3.64 carious lesions per rat on the white flour diet, which also contained the high calcium foods cottage cheese and milk.
    On the same diet, but with high magnesium whole wheat flour, there were only 1.16 carious lesions.

    Lewis B. Barnett in September 1966 stated that supplementing our diet with magnesium would be a much better method than fluoride for tooth decay prevention.

    Here’s the “short” story: http://integratedsupplements.typepad...al-health.html
    Here’s the long version (which is part of a book on magnesium): http://www.mgwater.com/rod10.shtml
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    Magnesium ions taste sour. A small amount of magnesium in water imparts a slightly tart flavor in mineral water.

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    Magnesium ions taste sour. A small amount of magnesium in water imparts a slightly tart flavor in mineral water.


    Adding water to a magnesium fire produces hydrogen gas, which can cause the fire to burn more fiercely!


    Magnesium is a silvery-white alkaline earth metal.


    Magnesium is named for the Greek city of Magnesia, a source of calcium oxide, which is called magnesia.


    Magnesium is the 9th most abundant element in the universe.


    Magnesium forms in large stars as a result of fusion of helium with neon. In supernova stars, the element is built from the addition of three helium nuclei to one carbon.

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