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Experts say broken-heart syndrome, which most often affects women in their 60s or older, can be brought on by strong emotions, such as grief, anger and anxiety, or by physical stress or even intense joy or excitement. The symptoms mimic a heart attack but without evidence of coronary artery disease.
Researchers suspect these patients suffer from an impaired parasympathetic nervous system – the calming part of the nervous system. It was labeled broken heart syndrome because a common trigger is a loved one’s illness or death.
Doctors have prescribed beta blockers to prevent a recurrence, but a recent study found this isn’t effective. Read my blog on Killer Beta Blockers to see what I think about this group of drugs. The present study found that relaxation techniques such as breath therapy, yoga and meditation should be tested for preventing broken-heart syndrome while other branches of medicine want to medicate the problem.
In the Aging section of Chapter 15 of The Magnesium Miracle, I talk about magnesium deficiency in the elderly. I cite autonomic nervous system disturbances that involve both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, causing hypotension on rising quickly or borderline hypertension. In elderly patients, excessive emotionality, tremor, weakness, sleep disorders, amnesia and cognitive disturbances are particularly important aspects of magnesium deficiency.”
If a person is already magnesium deficient and they are overwhelmed with grief and shock, their magnesium burn-rate soars and they can experience a coronary event. Although breathing exercises, yoga and meditation may be beneficial to calm your parasympathetic nervous system – the Best Treatment is still ReMag. Make sure anyone and everyone you know is on ReMag because no doctor is going to tell them about it and it could save their lives!
I’m sorry but this latest blog makes me want to Rant! How is it that I can unearth the research showing that magnesium deficiency compromises the parasympathetic nervous system but these doctors can’t or won’t? Why are drug solutions the only route that doctors will travel and nutrients are considered, at best, useless or, at worst, quackery? There is a formidable anti-nutrient lobby at work that is threatening our lives and our health. Our only recourse is to take responsibility for, and protect our own health. I offer my Completement Formulas as a safe, effective, inexpensive solution to most health problems. See the resources below to find out how to get involved.
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1. Love Your Body – Use the Power of Your Mind to Lose Weight & Feel Strong, Sexy and Confident at any Age with Carrie Charles. Launches Jan 19, 2016.
2. Work//Live//Be: 21 Spiritual Lessons For A Happy + Healthy Life with Yoga Instructor and Coach Alba Creales. Launches Jan 19, 2016.
3. Hormonal Harmony with Sarah Howard RN. Launches Jan 25, 2016. My talk is scheduled for Jan 29.
4. Health Mama Revolution Summit with Sarah Burgess. Launches Jan 26, 2016 and runs until Feb 8.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future™
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