414: Replay - What you need to know about magnesium deficiency and anxiety with Dr. Carolyn Dean
This week we're replaying Shann's conversation with Dr Carolyn Dean about the benefits of magnesium for anxiety relief.
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND is a health pioneer with over 35 years of experience with stress management, sleep and nutrition issues. She’s authored 30 books including “The Magnesium Miracle".
QUESTIONS SHANN ASKED DR. DEAN
Can you please tell us about the role of magnesium in our bodies?
How can we tell if our body needs more magnesium?
How does magnesium help calm anxiety?
What is at the root of magnesium depletion in our bodies?
Please touch on the benefits of drinking a magnesium drink like Natural Calm
Magnesium Deficiency Triggers or Causes the Following Conditions:
Anxiety and Panic attacks- Magnesium (Mg) normally keeps adrenal stress hormones under control.
Asthma- Both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with Mg deficiency.
Blood clots- Mg has an important role to play in preventing blood clots and keeping the blood thin-much like aspirin but without the side effects.
Bowel disease- Mg deficiency slows down the bowel causing constipation, which could lead to toxicity and malabsorption of nutrients, as well as colitis.
Cystitis- Bladder spasms are worsened by Mg deficiency.
Depression-Serotonin, which elevates moods, is dependent on Mg. A Mg-deficient brain is also more susceptible to allergens, foreign substances that can cause symptoms similar to mental illness.
Fatigue- Mg-deficient patients commonly experience fatigue because dozens of enzyme systems are under-functioning. An early symptom of Mg deficiency is frequently fatigue.
Heart disease- Mg deficiency is common in people with heart disease. Mg is administered in hospitals for acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia. Like any other muscle, the heart muscle requires Mg. Mg is also used to treat angina, or chest pain.
Hypertension- With insufficient Mg, spasm of blood vessels and high cholesterol occur, both of which lead to blood pressure problems.
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