We knew it all along but researchers have finally confirmed that Exercise is better than Drugs.It’s not just that exercise is better but it doesn’t cause harm, like drugs do. The study title reads: “Exercise May Match Medication in Reducing Mortality Associated With Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes.” Since science can’t come to any conclusions or offer any advice, it’s going to say exercise “may” match medication. So, I’m taking the leap and telling you that exercise is better than drugs. Journalists reporting on this study say that “Researchers may be concentrating so much on pharmaceutical interventions that they downplay or even ignore the health benefits of exercise.” I’ve said the same thing many times. Doctors who don’t exercise and don’t eat properly themselves are the last people to give advice. They also don’t get paid to talk to you about lifestyle interventions so they don’t spend any time on it.
Here are the findings of this BMJ study published October 1, 2013. They performed an analysis of previous exercise and drug trials and compared the two and found that:
1. Exercise and drug interventions may provide similar benefits in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes.
2. Exercise was more effective than drug treatment among patients recovering from stroke.
3. But diuretics were more effective than exercise in heart failure.
About the third point. If a person uses the right kinds of magnesium and electrolytes (ReMag and ReMyte) they can avoid heart failure. And ReMag and ReMyte along with exercise gives you triple protection.
So, dust off your health club membership, start walking, swimming, riding a bicycle, dancing, doing tai chi or yoga. Anything that makes your body move more is exercise and it’s going to keep you well. I walk, swim, use an exercise bicycle and do T-Tapp every day.
UPCOMING EVENT: Starting tomorrow, December 27, 2013 is The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit. An end-of-the year symposium that will help you make great health choices for 2014 – and it’s free. There are 24 guest speakers with 2 speakers on the virtual podium every day. My talk is on December 29th and it’s on my favorite topic – Magnesium. Please join now and support your own health.
MAGNESIUM RESEARCH: Hidden away the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (GFHNRC) is Dr. Forrest Nielsen proving every day that magnesium is a miracle. If you search his name on the GFHNRC site, you’ll find he’s done dozens of human studies on minerals, including magnesium. He’s proven that low magnesium is associated with numerous disorders including coronary heart disease, fatigue, hypertension, migraine headaches, sleep disorders, mood disturbances, and osteoporosis.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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