Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rapid recovery from major mental illness using magnesium treatment!

Are you suffering from a lack of magnesium? Chances are you could be, as many of us aren’t receiving enough from our diet. In fact magnesium deficiency is an epidemic throughout the western world. About 80% of Americans are low in it. Every organ in the body -- especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys -- needs the mineral magnesium. It also contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones. Most important, it activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate calcium levels as well as copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.

            You can get magnesium from many foods. However, most people in the United States probably do not get as much magnesium as they should from their diet. Foods rich in magnesium include whole grains, nuts, and green vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are particularly good sources of magnesium.Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and it’s vital for good health. It’s needed for over 300 biochemical reactions. Ensure you receive enough magnesium for optimal mental and physical health.

The functions of magnesium include:

           helping maintain normal muscle and nerve function
           helping the body absorb calcium
           keeping bones and teeth strong
           relaxing muscles
           supporting a healthy immune system
           keeping a steady heart rhythm
           helping regulate blood sugar levels
           maintaining healthy blood pressure

Nutritionist Patrick Holford, Director of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, says magnesium has an excellent reputation as a mild tranquilizer. Before the Second World War it was often used to stabilize mood. Since the introduction of lithium, magnesium has been used less for mood stabilization. Recently, however, interest in magnesium’s affects on health, including mental health, has increased. One study found magnesium stabilized mood in people with bipolar disorder (manic depression) at least as well as lithium.

Symptoms due to a lack of magnesium have three categories.
Early symptoms:

    * Anorexia
    * Apathy
    * Confusion
    * Fatigue
    * Insomnia
    * Irritability
    * Muscle twitching
    * Poor memory
    * Reduced ability to learn

Moderate deficiency symptoms:
    * Heart (cardiovascular) changes
    * Rapid heartbeat

Severe deficiency:
    * Continued muscle contraction
    * Delirium
    * Numbness
    * Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations)
    * Tingling

Plenty of us are at risk of suffering from a lack of magnesium. You are especially at risk if you:

           drink lots of coffee
           drink a lot of alcohol
           are not eating enough foods high in magnesium
           have high blood pressure or heart disease
           have high stress
           are pregnant
           take oral contraceptives
           have a malabsorption syndrome or malnutrition
           have poorly controlled diabetes
           have renal disease
           are a senior citizen
           take certain medications including diuretics, some antibiotics, and medications used to treat cancer (anti-neoplastic medication)

            Only 16% of the magnesium found in whole wheat remains in refined flour, and magnesium has been removed from most drinking water supplies, setting a stage for human magnesium deficiency. Magnesium ions regulate calcium ion flow in neuronal calcium channels, helping to regulate neuronal nitric oxide production. In magnesium deficiency, neuronal requirements for magnesium may not be met, causing neuronal damage which could manifest as depression. Magnesium treatment is hypothesized to be effective in treating major depression resulting from intraneuronal magnesium deficits. These magnesium ion neuronal deficits may be induced by stress hormones, excessive dietary calcium as well as dietary deficiencies of magnesium. Case histories are presented showing rapid recovery (less than 7 days) from major depression using 125-300 mg of magnesium (as glycinate and taurinate) with each meal and at bedtime.
Magnesium was found usually effective for treatment of depression in general use. Related and accompanying mental illnesses in these case histories including traumatic brain injury, headache, suicidal ideation, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, postpartum depression, cocaine, alcohol and tobacco abuse, hypersensitivity to calcium, short-term memory loss and IQ loss were also benefited. Dietary deficiencies of magnesium, coupled with excess calcium and stress may cause many cases of other related symptoms including agitation, anxiety, irritability, confusion, asthenia, sleeplessness, headache, delirium, hallucinations and hyper excitability, with each of these having been previously documented.
 Please take some time and research more information and please pass this to as many people as you can. You will be shocked at all of the things affected by Magnesium deficiency and how easy it is to cure.

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           Rapid recovery from major depression using magnesium treatment.

            George Eby Research, 14909-C Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736, USA.









  1. Timely post since apparently today a new food pyramid will be recommended. I never could understand what to do with the old one and haven't seen what's new in the new one. As a population, we pay attention to the grade of gasoline and oil we put in our cars, but pay little attention to what we stuff in our mouths. It's always a good practice to reevaluate what we eat. We need a complex variety of vitamins and minerals. Blood tests tell where deficiencies exist. It makes sense that a poor diet leads the body to an out-of-balance state. Out-of-balance leads to illness. We need to take better care of our bodies.

    Since I made myself sick overdoing an increase in one mineral and one vitamin with supplements AND food, it's a good idea to do homework first. I did mine afterwards. That's not a good idea.

  2. Now that I wrote how important diet is and how important we think about it, if you need a break from thinking about it FRIDAY, JUNE 3 is NATIONAL DONUT DAY. Buy a drink, get a donut.

    Participating U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are celebrating National Donut Day by offering you a FREE DONUT of your choice with any beverage purchase*. To locate a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant near you:

    *Offer valid all day on 6/3/11. Store hours may vary by location. While supplies last. Limited time offer. Price and participation may vary.

  3. Tyler loved donuts.. I remember last year during national free donut day, the DD by my house decided to not participate. A lot of angry donut lovers, that is for sure..

  4. *NOTICE* Dietary magnesium does not pose a health risk, however pharmacologic doses of magnesium in supplements can promote adverse effects such as diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Risk of magnesium toxicity increases with kidney failure, when the kidney loses the ability to remove excess magnesium. Very large doses of magnesium-containing laxatives and antacids also have been associated with magnesium toxicity

  5. Magnesium treatment is hypothesized to be effective in treating major depression resulting from intraneuronal magnesium deficits. These magnesium ion neuronal deficits may be induced by stress hormones, excessive dietary calcium as well as dietary deficiencies of magnesium. Thanks a lot.


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