The Douglass Report February 2012

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22 common cause
The secret, easy "miracle" cure that your doctordoesn’t even know about

Here’s a riddle for you. Three patients go to the doctor. One has an irregular heartbeat, one is suffering from migraines, and the other complains of asthma attacks. They are all given the same remedy, and all experienced fast relief.

What did the doctor give them?

I’ll give you a hint: This mineral is found in your bones, muscles, tissues, and blood. It’s involved in energy production, fat and protein synthesis, muscle relaxation, nervous system function, and calcium metabolism.

Still stumped? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Chances are your own doctor doesn’t know the answer, either. It’s a shame, too. Because if he were a little more knowledgeable about this natural, safe solution, he could help his patients eliminate the need for many of the dangerous pharmaceutical drugs used to treat them——all at a fraction of the cost.

It’s so revolutionary——and so simple——that I’ve heard the term “miracle cure” tossed around more than a time or two. And for good reason...

This miracle mineral can eliminate
even the most difficult-to-treat conditions

I’m talking about magnesium. It’s the fourth most abundant mineral in your cells, and it’s responsible for everything from maintaining muscle strength and building bone strength, to preventing heart attacks and easing nerve pain.

Studies have found that seniors with the highest levels of magnesium have the greatest muscle strength. It’s also effective at reducing fasting blood sugar and improving insulin resistance in diabetics. And one study even found that people with the highest levels of magnesium were 77-percent less likely to die from a heart attack. I could keep going, because studies have found that taking magnesium can help improve asthma, neuropathic pain, headaches, stress, and more.

Yet most doctors don’t give it a second thought as the potential underlying cause of your health complaints. Well, I’m not most doctors. And neither is Carol Dean, M.D., N.D.

You could say that Carolyn wrote the book on magnesium (she did——it’s called The Miracle of Magnesium). In it, she details the 22 conditions that are either triggered by, or directly caused by magnesium deficiency. Take a look...

1. Anxiety and panic attacks
2. Asthma
3. Blood clots
4. Bowel disease
5. Cystitis
6. Depression
7. Detoxification
8. Metabolic syndrome
9. Fatigue
10. Heart disease
11. Hypertension
12. Hypoglycemia
13. Insomnia
14. Kidney disease
15. Liver disease
16. Migraine
17. Musculoskeletal conditions
18. Nerve problems
19. Osteoporosis
20. PMS
21. Raynaud’s syndrome
22. Tooth decay

It’s no wonder so many of these conditions are on the rise. As many as two-thirds of Americans are extremely deficient in magnesium——and you can thank modern farming practices and the typical American junk food diet for that. Fertilizers greatly decrease the amount of this mineral in the soil. But even what’s left in the grains ends up getting removed through the refining process.

So if your diet consists of a lot of processed foods——"Food in a Box"——as is the case for the majority of Americans, it’s impossible for you to get the amount of magnesium your body needs. To make matters worse, carbonated drinks can make the magnesium unabsorbable, and refined sugar helps eliminate it from your body.

Signs of magnesium deficiency

Signs of magnesium deficiency range from the minor (like muscle twitches and Charlie horses) to the major (like diabetes, kidney stones, and irregular heartbeat).

Take a look at the following list to see if you’re suffering from any of these “unrelated” symptoms of magnesium deficiency:

• Muscle twitches
• Charlie horse
• Insomnia
• Stress
• Back pain
• Headaches
• Weakness
• Diabetes
• Osteoporosis
• Constipation
• Angina
• Kidney stones
• Irregular heartbeat
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Anxiety
• Seizures

If this sounds like you, here’s what to do:

You can start by adding more magnesium-rich foods to your diet. The best sources of magnesium include seafood, nuts (especially almonds and cashews), whole grains, whole wheat, legumes, and green veggies. Celtic sea salt is also extremely high in this mineral.

Even with the best of intentions, you’re still probably not going to get as much magnesium as you need. That’s why you should add a magnesium supplement to your regimen.

If you do decide to supplement with magnesium, you’ll need to make sure you’re keeping the proper ratio between magnesium and calcium. Many Americans have a 6-to-1 ratio of calcium to magnesium, when in reality you want a 2-to-1 ratio in favor of magnesium.

The best thing to do is to boost your magnesium supplementation to 1,000mg per day, and your calcium to 500mg per day.

Warning: Don't overdo it. The ratio is important, and so is the dosage. If you "do it alone," you may end up alone in the bathroom praying for constipation.