So we eat all this processed food and drink processed (low in magnesium) water. This means we are not getting enough magnesium in our diet. Just about everyone is low. If you drink well water and check it for purity from time to time you are better off than everyone else because it is a natural high source of magnesium.
Interestingly studies have been done that show people who have low levels of magnesium have sudden heart attacks even in those without a prior history of heart troubles. That is fact one.
Fact two, to repeat myself, everyone on a normal modern diet is low in magnesium.
Fact three, if you take vitamin D you will lower your magnesium level because vitamin D uses magnesium to make the hormone calcidrol. Remember, vitamin D is not really a vitamin. It is a prohormone.
Fact four, if you lower your magnesium level even more it is logical to assume it will increase the likely hood of a heart problem. Magnesium calms the heart and helps keep it regular. It does a lot of other good things too, but I will not go into that now!
SO IF YOU TAKE VITAMIN D TAKE MAGNESIUM IN SOME FORM OTHER THAN MAGNESIUM OXIDE! I recommend magnesium malate because it helps with muscle pains ( sore back and neck muscles) and magnesium oxide is a poor material to take because it will not be absorbed well. However, magnesium oxide is a good laxative...it stays in the gut thus causing the problem and not helping the heart as much.
THERE IS A SITUATION THAT MAGNESIUM SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN WITHOUT MEDICAL SUPERVISION. If you have poor kidney function the magnesium level could climb. This would induce muscle flaccidity and weakness. The treatment is to stop the magnesium. One more caveat. The blood test for magnesium is not a good one. Less than one percent of the magnesium in the body is in the blood so it is a poor reflection on the true state. A test showing you are low indicates a low magnesium level, but a " normal" results can not rule out that you are still low. Many medical professionals are not familiar with the above fact.
So do your best to be healthy and realize that civilization comes with a price. It makes you unhealthy and the medical profession is very happy to treat the results of that. For me, preventing the these illnesses of civilization in the first place is my objective.
So now the article. Note that he does not even mention magnesium in the article. The medical professionals are amazingly ignorant on what it takes to be healthy and prevent disease. They love to treat it though!
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