Magnesium deficiency triggers many chronic disease symptoms

While magnesium is the second most abundant mineral in the cells of the human body, it also represents the second most common deficiency.  With only about 1 percent of magnesium stored in the blood, a deficiency in this essential nutrient can be difficult to detect through the usual lab tests.

Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical processes throughout the body, but one of its most important tasks is producing energy. In that capacity, it becomes indispensible in all cellular processes. Understanding the danger signs of a magnesium deficiency can rid you of bothersome, mysterious symptoms while lowering your risk of serious health issues.

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Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Conditions

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Conditions

An accumulation of research data is continuing to conclude that the Mediterranean diet is a significantly heart-healthy diet, and can not only reduce the risk of heart disease, but those factors that contribute to heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Mediterranean Diet and Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers from Spain’s University of Navarra and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – along with others – have determined that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil significantly decreases the risk of atrial fibrillation.

The researchers followed 6,704 people for nearly five years. A third of them ate a Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts, a third ate a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil, and a third ate a low-fat diet.

The researchers found that the Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation by 38% over the low-fat diet group.

The group that ate the Mediterranean diet supplemented with mixed nuts experienced an over 10% decreased risk of atrial fibrillation over the low-fat diet group.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

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If You Get a Heart Attack, Insist on This!

If you end up in the emergency room with a heart attack, make sure you insist on a 2 cc injection of magnesium sulfate.

In double-blind, placebo-controlled scientific study, they looked at 273 patients who were admitted to the hospital for a heart attack. The study published in one of the most prestigious medical journals revealed that after 4 weeks, the people who received the magnesium, only 7% died versus 19% who did not get the magnesium. That means magnesium cut the death rate a walloping 63%.

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Use Natural Blood Thinners to Stop Blood Clots and Stroke

blood thinners1 300x180 Use Natural Blood Thinners to Stop Blood Clots and StrokeAre you taking blood thinners?  If so you are not alone. Millions of people in the United States take either prescription medications, aspirin or a combination of both to thin their blood. Prescription blood thinners and aspirin have a number of side effects associated with them, some of which can be fatal. If you are tired of taking the risk, it is fortunate that nature offers several effective options that are just as effective and far safer.

Typically, blood thinners are prescribed if you have some kind of heart or blood vessel disease or if you have poor blood flow to your brain. Blood thinners are also prescribed for:

*Prevention of blood clots and stroke

*High blood pressure caused by restricted blood vessels

*Atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm)

*Heart valve surgery

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Common Heart Drug Kills 41% More Often than Not Taking It

Whatever possessed medicos to use a known poison as a treatment for heart disease, there can be no possible excuse for the decades of harm and the millions of people who have died as a result of the deadly drug, digitalis.

by Heidi Stevenson

Death and the Maiden, by Catarina Carneiro de Sousa

Death and the Maiden, by Catarina Carneiro de Sousa.

For decades, the standard medical treatment for irregular heartbeat has been digitalis, now usually sold under the generic name of digoxin. It’s a killer, and no other term comes close to describing its effects. It kills 41% more people who take it than those who do not. Whether the patient-victims have diagnosed heart disease or not, and whether they’re male or female makes no difference. If you take digitalis, you’re 41% more likely to die. (more…)

Magnesium Shortage?

Ongoing drug shortages are now being classified as a “national crisis” affecting the care and safety of severely ill patients.[1] For quite some time we have been reading about the shortages of various drugs in the medical industry, and that includes magnesium sulfate. Another article this week is stating that the shortage persists, and it seems to be affecting all types of drugs, mainly because the pharmaceutical industry is not making acceptable profit from them. The federal government may also be buying up large inventories for their emergency programs and underground bases, who knows? (more…)

Heart drug in death risk

Here’s an urgent warning for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who’ve taken the heart drug Multaq: The FDA says it may double the risk of death in some patients.

The alert comes out of a recent study cut short earlier this summer by the drug’s maker, Sanofi-Aventis — but the company didn’t bother to mention that whopper of a death risk at the time.

Nope, they only made a vague reference to a “significant increase” in heart problems and said in a press release that “patients currently taking Multaq should not stop their therapy and should consult their treating physician should they have any questions.” (more…)