Many people suffering from anxiety, depression and panic attacks are magnesium-deficient but they may be afraid to take non prescribed medicine. Since doctors don’t prescribe magnesium, there is a huge need to educate people with these conditions about the benefits magnesium compare to ineffective drugs that have numerous side effects.
In a 2011 USA Today Report, more than 20 percent of American adults took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression in 2010, including more than one in four women.
The use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders rose 22 percent from 2001. Women aged 45 and older take the most medications. And if my consulting practice is any indication, that is the age group of women who are working a full time job AND taking care of their growing children, their partner and their aging parents. It’s not anxiety and depression it’s unrelenting stress and overwork.
Magnesium isn’t going to do your work for you but it can give you energy, relax your muscles so you can get a proper sleep and help balance your hormones. Unrelenting stress will eventually drain your adrenals and thyroid. So, along with ReMag I also recommend ReMyte and sea salt in your drinking water. (1/4 tsp in every pint.) For more details, read my blogs: Balancing Adrenals & Thyroid and Lying Down Therapy.
Here is what a blog reader recently wrote: “I have been going through a difficult time lately and I stumbled on your writings with regards to the benefits of magnesium. I have had major anxiety and I started taking magnesium supplements a few days ago (upon your advice) and already I am feeling sooo much better. I want to thank you for your brave work, because I know it cant be easy to go against the tide of the powerful medical complex, so I salute you for your efforts.”
What is Anxiety? When exercise heavily your heart rate naturally increase and pounds and you think nothing of it because that’s what happens when you exercise. But when you have an anxiety attack, with your heart pounding, that you think comes “out of the blue” there is always reason for it. It’s triggered by worry, stress, coffee or sugar. Low blood sugar pushes adrenaline out to force your blood sugar to increase and gives you an adrenaline rush that you may interpret as an anxiety attack. Since doctors don’t look at those reasons, you end up with a prescription and a diagnosis of a mental condition.
You can download a free book called Magnesium and the Central Nervous System and learn about the importance of magnesium to heal and calm your nerves.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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