September 21, 2012

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

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 [for most people to understand]

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 disease unfold. 

Slooowly, the world of allopathic medicine (that is, the mainstream medical use of pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or suppress symptoms of disease or conditions) is recognizing the following things 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 idea that even the most dreaded disease, cancer, is now considered an inflammation 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? 

You've never heard that before? Probably not, because your doctor simply doesn't know of this foundational aspect of how our bodies actually work. It's not their fault; they simply do not receive in-depth proper nutrition education in medical school, and have not been properly trained 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 bodies: 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. 

As we begin to pull back the curtain on these ground-breaking discoveries about the true relationship between Calcium & 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 is important to note that some of the first studies on how to create heart disease - by increasing the level of Calcium and decreasing the level of Magnesium - were published in the 1930's!

To get a better understanding of the critical role of Magnesium in our bodies, you can visit 

Written By: Morley Robbins

1 comment:

  1. I was just reading how magnesium is essential for strong bones and should be combined in a supplement with calcium for optimum benefits.