The University of Maryland website posted an article called Possible Interactions with: Magnesium. It’s intent is to make you fear magnesium.
This type of missive is both naïve and political. It comes straight from the heart of Codex Alimentarus, the standardization of food and dietary supplements. Codex has designated supplements as drugs and is regulating them based on how they interfere with drugs. In other words, if a nutrient makes a drug look bad, then ban the nutrient.
So, magnesium will get hit hard because it makes most drugs look bad because it does a better job than they do.
The article warns that “If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use magnesium without first talking to your health care provider.” Excuse me, but how in the name of all that is holy can a doctor who never studied magnesium in medical school possibly give you an intelligent response.
If you go to the link and read the article and do a 180 degree rotation on your thinking you will see what I’ve been telling you for years. I’ve mentioned all these drugs in The Magnesium Miracle as INTERFERING with magnesium absorption!!
When you read the types of magnesium they mention, it’s mostly about antacids and laxatives and not about the use of magnesium as a therapeutic intervention for angina, blood pressure, and heart palpitations. Doctors don’t even consider magnesium for those conditions. Yet people who read this article will assume that they are talking about therapeutic magnesium.
The antibiotics listed are mostly fluoride molecules that block magnesium. They say magnesium can cause side effects if taken with a calcium channel blocker. But magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker so you may not need the drug. They do say that diuretics can deplete magnesium and that “doctors may consider recommending magnesium supplements.” To me that sounds wishy washy. They should leave no doubt and say that doctors must prescribe magnesium supplements when prescribing diuretics.
About diabetic medication they warn against taking magnesium but do say “Ultimately, magnesium may prove to allow for reduction in the dosage of those medications.” WHY NOT SAY THAT STRAIGHT OUT—TAKE MAGNESIUM AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THESE DRUGS.
Yes, I guess I’m a bit FLIPPED OUT about such insanity. Please know that magnesium is a safe supplement and there are many resources available to understand how to use it wisely for your health.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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