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Misled and Misfed How Magnesium Deficiency is the Stealth Bomber in Chronic Disease

On April 30th, 2013

Recently, I read an article by Morley Robbins on Magnesium deficiency.  This is what he said and I agree that there is an important relationship between Calcium and Magnesium and when these minerals get out of balance in our body it can cause chronic diseases.

by Morley Robbins

We have all been trained to believe that Calcium is good for strong bones. Right?  But as a former hospital executive I want you to understand that Calcium is also good for strong bottom lines-for doctors and hospitals.  An intriguing thought…

That Calcium is good for bones is, in reality, a simple lie.  In fact, it takes 18 different nutrients, including Calcium, to make a strong bone matrix, but then that starts getting too complex.  What is important to understand is that Calcium and Magnesium are in an endless and dynamic dance within our bodies. These two key minerals are actually antagonists.  And when these minerals get out of balance in our body, which does happen, a whole series of problems and chronic diseases unfold.

Sloooowly, the world of allopathic medicine (AMA Doctors) is recognizing the following about Calcium and Magnesium, particularly as it relates to chronic disease:

  • That most, if not all, chronic disease is triggered by unchecked inflammation.  It is now well established for heart disease, arthritis, IBS, etc.  And recently the world of Oncology embraced this new world order that even this most dreaded disease, Cancer, is now considered an inflammatory disease.
  • That all inflammation is controlled by the Sympathetic Nervous System, otherwise known as the “fight or flight” response.
  • That the Sympathetic Nervous System is triggered by excess, unregulated Calcium.
  • And finally, that Calcium is, in fact, regulated and controlled by Magnesium.

Wait a minute.  Calcium is regulated and controlled by Magnesium?  I’ve never heard that before.  Probably not, because your doctor simply doesn’t know this foundational aspect of how our bodies actually work.  It’s not their fault; they simply have not been trained properly in this critical mineral relationship.

What is well known is that there are three hormones that control the level and placement of Calcium within our body; Parathyroid Hormone, Calicitonin and Vitamin-D.  What is important to know is that the production of all three of these hormones is regulated by Calcium’s antagonist:  Magnesium.

This is starting to get interesting, wouldn’t you agree?

As we begin to pull back the curtain on these ground-breaking discoveries about the true relationship between Calcium and Magnesium, it is revealing that the body of research supporting these conclusions, in fact, goes back as far as the early 1900’s.  Hard to believe, but true.  It’s important to note that some of the first studies on how to create heart disease-by increasing the level of Calcium, with a corresponding decrease in Magnesium-were published in the 1930’s.

This little known relationship and its metabolic impact on our body is just a sampling of what was covered at the program entitled Misled & Misfed: How Magnesium Deficiency is the Stealth Bomber of Chronic Disease! at the Health Freedom Expo held in Schaumburg, IL June 15-17, 2012.  If you missed it, I would recommend ordering the DVD of the lecture.  It is ground breaking information every health care practitioner should have.

To get a better understanding of the critical role of Magnesium in our bodies, please go to my website:  Feel free to contact me with your challenging Magnesium issues.  It will be a great chance to share what Carolyn Dean, MD, ND and I explored during our 90-min Q&A Session on Sunday at the Health Freedom Expo.  I wish you a votre santé – to your good health.

Morley Robbins has been actively serving the health care field for the last 30+ years as a hospital executive, health care consultant, and how Wellness Coach.  Following a successful career managing and consulting hospitals and health care systems, he could no longer stand the revolving door mentality of these sick care centers.  He is dedicating the balance of his career to saving one starfish at a time by coach clients about how to eat real food, restore their mineral balance especially Magnesium and thereby, facilitate the process of natural healing.  He’s adopted a new persona: Magnesium Man!

He is delighted to be preaching to others what he has practiced for the last 30 years. He can be view on Youtube, reached by cell phone at 847.922.8061.

HealthKeepers Magazine August 2012

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