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October 03, 2016
Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions
monthly newsletter/ezine of
Vol. 5 #59 October 3, 2016
Taking Care of Ourselves - Magnificent Magnesium
Magnificent Magnesium is what Sara needs!
Sara's mother has just passed away, and Sara, at age 60, feels somewhat stressed. She knows friends who have gone to the doctor and got something for it, so she makes an appointment for her annual full checkup.
Stress can deplete our magnesium levels, and her doctor is in a hurry, so when he discovers some hypertension, he prescribes a diuretic, thinking it is brought on by her age. He does not even think about testing her magnesium level. He asked her to come back in an month to keep an eye on the hypertension. (He rushed out so fast she didn't have time to mention her mother's death, and all her work of cleaning up her mother's estate, besides coping with the loss).
Neither Sara or the doctor realize that diuretics will deplete the body even further of magnesium, so of course, a month later her hypertension numbers are higher. Her doctor feels he caught her problem early and just prescribes even higher strengths of hypertension drugs, plus another anithypertensive drug - just to be extra cautious. He also prescribes a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.
Of course, at the next appointment a month later, Sara's blood sugar is sky-high. This time the doctor adds a diabetic drug.
Sara only becomes weaker and depressed because her magnesium is all used up, and there's none left to fight her health problems for her any more. Neither Sara or her doctor have magnesium even cross their minds. When the doctor orders more complete blood work, there is a test for magnesium as a matter of course. However, the result is deceptive, since her blood has already sucked the last of her magnesium out of her bones and tissues (causing restless legs and cramps, plus constipation), and the last traces of magnesium shows up in the blood test, fooling the doctor into not seeing the great shortage caused by the drugs he has prescribed.
By now, because of the doctor's comments about danger to her heart, she adds fear of a heart attack to her big bundle of worries and stress.
Does this story have a familiar ring to it? Maybe you have experienced it yourself, or a loved one has.
All this while, if the doctor had listened to Sara's concerns over her mother's death, and encouraged her; and suggested some over-the-counter magnesium, all this could have been prevented. Her stress would not have turned into depression. Even if he had prescribed magnesium instead of the diuretics, the hypertension would have cleared up in a couple of days. Her blood sugar would have been fine, and she would have bounced back to a normal, and energetic lifestyle.
In my research reading on supplements I learned long ago that taking calcium for my osteoporosis doesn't do me much good unless I take sufficient magnesium with it. For these minerals work like dance partners. Calcium contracts muscles and tissues, while magnesium relaxes them. Magnesium even acts as a gatekeeper, getting rid of excess calcium, which keeps it from calcifying and turning parts of our body into deadwood.
Through an e-book by Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., I've learned recently that magnesium does far - far more than just those chores in our body!
It clears up depression and lifts our mood, it acts as a natural diuretic. Magnesium enhances insulin secretion and helps insulin transfer glucose into cells. Without sufficient magnesium, glucose and insulin build up in the blood, causing various types of tissue damage. Therefore, adopting a good diet and taking magnesium are the first steps in treating diabetes. It is a good control for cholesterol, and prevents blood from abnormal clotting, (calcium will still cause clotting when it is necessary), whereas statin drugs destroy the whole process.
There is so much more to learn about this Magnificent Magnesium!
I've tried to avoid taking prescription drugs as much as possible; now my resolve is just strengthened. Why go down that rocky road to worsening health conditions?
Right now magnesium is my new HERO supplement! I want to become more familiar with it. If you would like to do so too, let me give you a link where you can read or download Dr. Carolyn Dean's whole Magnesium e-book: http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org/listmessenger/public/Magnesium_ebook.pdf
A Practical Tip/Solution -
Do you really want to know what sugar does to you?
I heard on the news; it has come out - the sugar industry PAID research scientists back in the 1960s to minimize the link between sugar and heart disease, and instead push saturated fat as the offending cause.
A researcher at UCSF discovered the documents, and published them in the JAMA Internal Medicine. That wrong information as a result of the falsified research got into medical school textbooks and our dietary standards. In fact, we've been fed this by large ladles full in our media and by the soft drink companies, fast food chains, etc.
So what's the truth then, about what sugar does to you?.
This is going to sit "sour" with you.
The high fructose corn syrup used in processed foods, and which the sugar companies tell us are "safe in moderation" are just as bad a sugar! It is made from GMO corn. Even table sugar is one part glucose and one part fructose. Our liver breaks down 20% of the glucose, but stashes all of the fructose in our body. So, our cholesterol goes up. Our blood sugar goes up! We get more inflammations!
Our inflamed spots (arthritis in the joints, etc.) are crying for cholesterol, but the sugar has already destroyed so much of that. We hurt!
As the walls of our intestines become more permeable to toxins, they let them in, which eat holes in our gut, and then the toxins gleefully go scampering about other parts of our body. Sugar feeds those toxins, so they multiply! We hurt some more!
We get sick and sicker and sicker!
When I was a teen, in our church youth group was a girl who knew it was wrong to swear, but she liked to use strong, colourful language, so she decided to use the exclamation, "Sugar!" when she wanted to be super emphatic. I thought that was funny. Now I wonder if I should not think of 'sugar' as a swear word. Or at the very least, something so bad and wicked that I set off all kinds of alarm bells in my mind whenever I hear or say the word, "Sugar."
At another point in my life, some decades later, when I was dealing with troublesome allergies, I prayed and told the Lord that I'd be willing to accept an allergy to sugar, if He would just deliver me from the other allergies. For a few years that seemed to be true. I avoided sweets diligently. But after Dad died, and I returned to a more social life, I decided that I wanted to be free of that "hangup" too, and eat whatever was put in front of me. I didn't seek them out, but I got used to eating sweets when they were put in front of me.
Now I realize that I need to learn to despise and avoid sugar like a plague! Maybe if I stick to raw, unsweetened vegetables for a while I can lose the pounds I've gained just this past year.
What do you think? Are you ready to declare war because of what sugar does to you?
Feel free to write and tell me how you plan to deal with this issue.
I Recommend - - 10 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
1. Avoid processed foods - the salt and sugar in them elevates blood pressure.
2. Eat REAL foods: fresh vegetables, meats, fish, poultry - these provide potassium, which is just as important as reducing salt.
3. Limit your intake of grains, including pasta, bread, and rice. They
also turn to sugar upon digestion.
4. Fats are not bad. Your heart MUST have saturated fats during times of stress. Just make wise choices—meats and eggs, butter - but NEVER margarine.
5. Get enough Omega-3 essential fatty acids - with high quality fish oil supplements.
6. Take a stroll or a jog. Regular exercise has been shown in countless studies to help lower blood pressure.
7. Balance your gut flora by taking probotics. These will help to properly digest food. They also eat up excess cholesterol - sending it out in your bowel movements.
8. Obviously, quit smoking! Your blood pressure drops within 20 minutes of stopping; in 2-3 months your blood circulation improves!
9. Reduce stress. The less stress the lower your blood pressure or "hypertension." Plan some regular exercise for yourself.
10. Get enough vitamin B12. It is vital to lowering blood levels of homocysteine. B12 is one of the cheapest supplements.
Blessings & Thanks!
Ruth Marlene Friesen
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