What’s with all the hype over magnesium lately? The Magnesium Miracle? Is magnesium really a miracle supplement we have all been unaware of all these years?
Yes and no.
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, brings extensive medical experience to The Magnesium Miracle, focusing on the importance of this underappreciated mineral.
Armed with diversified knowledge on allied fields of medicine and an impressive number of scientific studies, in The Magnesium Miracle, Dr. Dean outlines the ways our bodies need magnesium and stresses the importance of having other nutrients in the body pair up with this mineral to promote optimal health.
She argues that with magnesium, you can lower the risk of heart disease, prevent stroke, treat diabetes, and improve mood and memory.
The bottom line: I think the “miracle” of magnesium is overblown a little. There is no magnesium miracle, yes, it is an important mineral, and yes you can improve your health by making sure that your diet contains foods that are rich in magnesium, but do you need to take magnesium supplements?
If your blood tests show that you have a magnesium deficiency, you need to discuss this with your doctor. Other than that, load up on spinach instead of taking magnesium supplements. [via Taste for Life]