A blog reader said he had high hopes that he would read a blog from me that resisted any mention of my favorite supplement, magnesium. Then he wanted to know if he really needed a magnesium supplement if he eats lots of green veggies. Well, I’m very sorry but the magnesium blog keeps chugging along fueled by constant input from magnesium fans. And yes, I think that everyone needs more magnesium in spite of a good diet. I know I do.
One reader wrote: “Another disease you can add to your list that’s caused by magnesium deficiency is pseudogout (CPPD). I had calcium crystals in both knees, both ankles and my left wrist. Within three days of starting magnesium the pain in my left wrist started going away.” He said he found an article in Medical Hypotheses that reported Vitamin B1 (thiamine) needs sufficient magnesium to create thiamine pyrophosphate, but when magnesium is deficient calcium pyrophosphate is produced instead. He asked me to add this information to my website so it can help others regain their quality of life as he has.
I think the following report is even more amazing. “I want to tell you a wonderful thing about Magnesium. I had pyorrhea and gingivitis for years. When I started taking magnesium the pyorrhea and gingivitis cleared up. Then I noticed my right front cuspid was thinner than the left but there was also a diagonal chip in the left cuspid. I began a regimen of brushing my teeth with magnesium and within 3 months the tooth had remineralized. Both teeth are fine and the right cuspid that was thinner is now normal. It truly is a miracle mineral. I told my dentist about it but really, he didn’t pay attention. Professionals think it’s some kind of idiocy. When will they wake up?”
The type of magnesium to use on your toothbrush is magnesium oil. This is a supersaturated magnesium chloride (from sea water) in distilled water.
I use LL’s Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil because I know it’s safe without contaminants.
Just put a few drops on a toothbrush and brush well.
I use some of my regular, natural tooth paste; and spray some mag oil from a small spray bottle. One or two sprays will do.
Some people use baking soda along with the mag oil.
Some people floss first.
Some dilute the oil if it’s too strong.
Some also gargle with a few drops of magnesium oil in water for gingivitis.
However, if you have mercury fillings, I would not use magnesium in the mouth. Magnesium pulls out toxic metals and could pull mercury into your mouth which you might then swallow.
All in all, the results from using magnesium oil for dental hygiene are impressive.
Another blog reader wrote that his mother is on a lot of medications but he got her taking magnesium. He said, “After her first dose she said that she later had a really good BM–and felt 10 years younger. WOW–that makes me feel it’s really worth it to remind her to take it—she’s almost 89 years old.
Even multiple sclerosis can respond to magnesium. A blog reader wrote the following. “As an MS patient I was blown away to find that after only two days on magnesium citrate, several of my symptoms disappeared to the point that I am more of a functioning woman.”
What about migraines? Here is a newly published article in the Journal of Neural Transmission. It’s called Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated With Magnesium. The lead author is Dr. A. Mauskop who runs the New York Headache Center and has written many papers on magnesium and migraines. I quoted him in my Magnesium Miracle book. You can read the abstract of his paper which he ends by saying “…the fact that magnesium deficiency may be present in up to half of migraine patients, and that routine blood tests are not indicative of magnesium status, empiric treatment with at least oral magnesium is warranted in all migraine sufferers.” That’s a pretty clear directive that you don’t often see in journal articles…usually they say, we need more funding to research this further!
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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