Tom Petty – One More Bites The Dust - Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Tom Petty – One More Bites The Dust

October 4, 2017

When will it get through to the medical establishment and the public that we are fighting a war against magnesium deficiency? Tom Petty, American rocker should not have died at age 66. His band was called The Heartbreakers and tragically he died of a heart attack.

The FDA won’t let me say that a heart attack can be brought on by magnesium deficiency or that magnesium can help a person prevent a heart attack. What I can say is that:

  • 80% of the population is magnesium deficient
  • The highest amount of magnesium in the body is found in the heart
  • The electrical conductivity of the heart that creates the heart beat depends on magnesium
  • When magnesium is deficient, calcium builds up in the heart muscles causing the heart to beat irregularily
  • The heart is one big muscle and can go into spasm if there is too much calcium and not enough magnesium in that muscle

I’m sure you can figure out the rest. If you have trouble convincing your friends, family and doctor about magnesium deficiency, here are the embedded urls to 10 scientific review articles, eight of which allow you to read the full text. These are the articles you need to print up and forward to people who dismiss your magnesium advocacy.

The 2017 review begins with the following statement: “According to the medical literature, we are currently experiencing two concomitant phenomena: (i) a “neglected epidemic of chronic disease” and (ii) a widespread deficiency of selected nutrients. While the importance of magnesium (Mg) and other required elements for the human organism is often well discussed in educational programs for trainees in physiology, nutrition, and dietetics, the importance of acquiring the tools necessary for credible assessment and practical management of nutrient compromise in clinical care can sometimes be lost in the education process for physicians. Accordingly, recognition and assessment for biochemical deficiencies in day-to-day medical practice are sometimes overlooked. This review is specifically designed for medical practitioners as they revisit the important role of Mg in a clinically relevant way.”

Gerry K. Schwalfenberg and Stephen J. Genuis, “The Importance of Magnesium in Clinical Healthcare,” Scientifica, vol. 2017, Article ID 4179326, 14 pages, 2017. Full Text

Glasdam SM, et al. The Importance of Magnesium in the Human Body: A Systematic Literature Review. Adv Clin Chem. 2016;73:169-93. Abstract

Grober U, Schmidt J, Kisters K. Magnesium in Prevention and Therapy. Nutrients. 2015 Sep; 7(9): 8199–8226. Full Text

Volpe SL. Magnesium and the Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 Jul-Aug;14(4):279-83. Full Text

de Baaij JHF, et. al. Magnesium in Man: Implications for Health and Disease Physiological Reviews. Jan 1, 2015 Vol. 95 no. 1, 1-46. Full Text

Shah NC, et al. Short-Term Magnesium Deficiency Downregulates Telomerase, Upregulates Neutral Sphingomyelinase And Induces Oxidative DNA Damage In Cardiovascular Tissues: Relevance To Atherogenesis, Cardiovascular Diseases And Aging. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2014; 7(3): 497–514. Full Text

Long S, Romani AM. Role of Cellular Magnesium in Human Diseases. Austin J Nutr Food Sci. 2014;2(10). Full Text

Volpe SL. Magnesium in Disease Prevention and Overall Health. Adv Nutr. 2013 May; 4(3): 378S–383S. Full Text

Rosanoff A. The Essential Nutrient Magnesium – Key to Mitochondrial ATP Production and Much More. Jun 8, 2009. Full Text

Fox C, et al. Magnesium: Its Proven and Potential Clinical Significance. South Med J. 2001 Dec;94(12):1195-201. Abstract

Unfortunately, the FDA won’t let the public know that magnesium deficiency is being misdiagnosed and gags dietary supplement companies that recommend magnesium to treat misdiagnosed magnesium deficiency conditions. In an alternate reality, nutrients would be recognized, acclaimed, and welcomed as crucial in maintaining health and preventing disease. However, a non-medical body, the FDA the “faulty dietary supplement advisors” are saying that if I mention that magnesium can overcome a disease, I personally make magnesium a drug and that drug has to undergo multi-million dollar clinical trials – of which the FDA gets their cut.

My guiding ethical and moral stance is that magnesium deficiency has been completely misdiagnosed as many different diseases and mistreated with many drugs making many people very ill. So, when I speak about using magnesium for magnesium deficiency symptoms I’m not taking about disease. And the magnesium I speak about that is the most effective for maintaining the healthy structure and function of the body, I’m talking about my 100% absorbed, non laxative ReMag.


Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

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