Millions suffer daily from not having enough magnesium and they aren’t even aware of it.
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals necessary for human survival, serving hundreds of functions within our cells.
Magnesium builds and strengthens our bones, relaxes our muscles, transmits nerve signals, contributes to a healthy immune response, produces enzymes responsible for energy, regulates blood pressure and essential vitamins and minerals in our body.
The problem is… many of us aren’t getting enough and our food choices, drug dependency and stress is stripping our bodies of this much-needed nutrient.
Since most of the foods on the grocery shelves are highly processed, the nutrients and essential minerals, like magnesium, are being depleted. The phosphates in soda pop, for instance, bind magnesium making it unusable. Foods high in saturated fat reduce magnesium absorption in your intestines and a diet high in sugar basically tells your kidneys to excrete more magnesium from your body.
If your diet contains white sugar, white bread, white rice or other processed foods – you are most likely deficient in magnesium.
Aging, stress and sickness all lead to magnesium deficiency as well as drinking too much alcohol or taking prescription/over the counter drugs. Antibiotics, birth control pills, asthma medication and diuretics are just a few examples of the types of drugs that rid your body of magnesium.
Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM, a Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine, is an author of many health-related books based on medical science and long years of clinical experience. In his article, Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis, he expresses his feelings on this topic –
“Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation. Modern medicine is supposed to help people not hurt them but with their almost total ignorance of magnesium doctors end up hurting more than they help for many of the medical interventions drive down magnesium levels when they should be driving them up. Many if not most pharmaceutical drugs drive magnesium levels into very dangerous zones and surgery done without increasing magnesium levels is much more dangerous then surgery done with. The foundation of medical arrogance is medical ignorance and the only reason ignorance and arrogance rule the playing field of medicine is a greed lust for power and money. Human nature seems to be at its worst in modern medicine when it should be at its best.”
These days, millions of children are being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD) due to symptoms that mimic magnesium and vitamin B6 deficiency.
If your child experiences impaired communication, social difficulties, restlessness, tantrums, can’t keep still, constant body rocking, grinding teeth, hiccupping, noise sensitivity, poor attention span, poor concentration, irritability, aggressiveness, ready to explode and easily stressed… you may want to consider having them apply a transdermal magnesium supplement, as these are some symptoms of Mg deficiency. In many studies, vitamin B6 was needed along with magnesium to see improvement. This is the best way to properly raise magnesium levels, and there isn’t the need for a lousy pill. Just simply rub the Magnesium Oil (preferably Dead Sea Magnesium Oil due to its pure ultra-high levels of magnesium) onto the soles of your child’s feet. Although the effects won’t be immediate, over time and consistency you will see a superb difference in your child’s energy, outlook, and general wellbeing.
It seems like doctors are quick to diagnose kids with ADHD or Autism when they experience symptoms that may simply stem from a variety of nutrient deficiencies.