|Mark your calendars for the Better Beyond 50 Summit with Melissa Koerner, which runs from Nov 6-20, 2016. My talk airs Nov 11. Somehow it got tagged with the title “A Holistic Approach to Aging Gracefully,” which I don’t think I requested because I don’t believe in aging, ageism, or age discrimination. I think we can live forever (or at least 120) and if we commit to aging gracefully – we are committing to aging!
Melissa had a number of questions to ask, but I forget if we managed to get through the list. Melissa says, “This interview will really make you think about the importance of getting enough magnesium in your body because without enough of this vital mineral, the consequences can be dire. Here it is what you will get out of this talk:
· Why the effects of certain drugs and calcium supplements reduce magnesium levels.
· How to assess if you’re magnesium deficient.
· The main causes of magnesium deficiency. (And how to avoid them).
· Why your doctor probably won’t talk to you about the need for magnesium.
· The benefits of magnesium for blood pressure, heart disease, mood, memory and diabetes.
· The best forms of magnesium supplementation.”
I’ve been talking about magnesium for years but let me give you some updated information about magnesium and aging that I wrote in the 2017 update of Magnesium Miracle.
1. Aging itself is a risk factor for magnesium deficiency; as we get older we become more deficient in magnesium and therefore require more in our diet and in supplement form.
2. Magnesium is deficient in people who have Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
3. Telomeres, the deciding factor in aging, are protected by magnesium.
The early French magnesium researchers were very aware of the problem caused by calcium precipitating into the tissues of the body. Dr. Pierre Delbet, a famous surgeon, observed that with age, the body’s tissues have three times more calcium than magnesium, and he concluded that magnesium deficiency plays a role in senility.
As far back as 1993, Dr. Jean Durlach, a preeminent magnesium expert in France, summed up the existing research on magnesium and aging with the following points.
1. Chronic marginal magnesium deficiency reduces life span in rats.
2. Magnesium deficiency accelerates aging through its various effects on the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and endocrine apparatus; kidneys and bones; and immune, antistress, and antioxidant systems.
3. In developed countries, magnesium intake is marginal throughout the entire population regardless of age: around 4 mg/kg/day instead of a minimum of 6 mg/kg/day recommended to maintain balance. However, diseases, handicaps, and physical or psychological impairments expose elderly individuals to more severe nutritional deficiencies and higher requirements.
4. Around the age of seventy, magnesium absorption is two-thirds of what it is at age thirty. (ReMag is 100% absorbed at any age.)
5. Various mechanisms of deficiency include intestinal malabsorption; reduced bone uptake and mobilization (osteoporosis); increased urinary losses; chronic stress; insulin resistance leading to diabetes with severe magnesium loss in the urine; lack of response to adrenal stimulation; loss caused by medication, especially diuretics; alcohol addiction; and cigarette smoking.
6. Magnesium deficiency symptoms in the elderly include:
a. central nervous system symptoms that seem largely “neurotic’: anxiety, excessive emotionality, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, light-headedness, dizziness, nervous fits, sensation of a lump in the throat, and impaired breathing.
b. Peripheral nervous system signs are common: pins and needles of the extremities, cramps, muscle pains.
c. Functional disorders include chest pain, shortness of breath, chest pressure, palpitations, extra systoles (occasional heart thumps from an isolated extra beat), abnormal heart rhythm, and Raynaud’s syndrome.
d. Autonomic nervous system disturbances involve both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, causing hypotension on rising quickly or borderline hypertension.
e. In elderly patients, excessive emotionality, tremor, weakness, sleep disorders, amnesia, and cognitive disturbances are particularly important aspects of magnesium deficiency.
7. A trial of oral magnesium supplementation is the best diagnostic tool for establishing the importance of magnesium.
If that impressive list of symptoms of aging caused by magnesium deficiency doesn’t get you taking therapeutic doses of ReMag, nothing will!
1. Rewire Your Brain Summit with Marta Thall, runs from Oct 24th to Nov 5th. My talk is on Nov 1, 2016.
2. Hot Help Summit with Dr. Jeanine Staples launches Oct 24, 2016, which is the date of my talk. The Summit runs until the Encore days, which are Nov 5-7.
3. Cold Crush Summit with Dr. Jeanine Staples launches Dec 1, 2016.
4. Free and Fearless Mind: Change your Brain. Shift your Mind. Step into your Power, Joy & Purpose with Neuro Nutrition Therapist & Health Coach, Leah Lund launches Oct 31st and my talk airs Nov 13th.
5. Gut Health Turn Around Summit with Leah Kline launches Nov 1, 2016 and runs until Nov 21st. My talk is on Nov 3rd.
6. Better Beyond 50 Summit with Melissa Koerner runs from Nov 6 to Nov 15, 2016, Encore day is Nov 17. My talk airs Nov 11th.
7. The Healthy Mom Summit with Hannah Hepworth launches Nov 7, 2016 and runs until Nov 16, with Encore days from Nov 17-19. My talk is on Nov 11 but will be freely available through Nov 19th!
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