Magnesium is an essential nutrient, indispensable to your health and well-being. By adding this mineral to your diet, you are guarding against - and helping to alleviate - such threats as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and asthma. But despite magnesium's numerous benefits, many Americans remain dangerously deficient. Updated and revised throughout with the latest research, this amazing guide explains the vital role that magnesium plays in your body and life. Inside you will discover:
©2014 Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. (P)2015 Tantor
"This book needs to be read by anyone wishing to improve their quality of life." (Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., author of The Sinatra Solution)
In general, Dr. Dean does an excellent job of informing the public about the critical need for magnesium supplementation. There are two exceptions that I take regarding her recommendations.
The first is not a big deal, but it did bother me when the author kept pushing a specific brand of ionic magnesium. Don't get me wrong, it is an exceptionally effective brand but it made me wonder what ties she had to this company.
The second, and in my opinion, a very important point is how Dr. Dean pushed and insisted on the "importance of grains in the diet". I thought that as an ND she would at least mention that the phytic acid in grains make any minerals contained in them unavailable to the body if the grains are not optimally prepared. A high phytic acid diet can result in serious mineral deficiencies. A diet high in grains can make any digestive issues worse due to the inflammatory effect grains have on the digestive system. It has been recommended that those with Crohn's, IBS or celiac disease should avoid all grains. Additionally, grains have a higher glycemic index than sugar, so what would the recommendation be for diabetics?
In my opinion, ionic solutions and transdermal application should have been stressed since our food sources of magnesium are so very poor.
Narration was excellent.
Probably not. Some of her health and nutritional recommendations are contrary to recent research. So even though this is a "new edition", some information is definitely dated and potential probablematic for some individuals (example: gut biome, leaky gut).
Fair amount of repition of the same information - useful if one was only reading the chapters that applied to them - tedious if you listened to the entire book.
There is no greater love, than the love for food!
Hmm.. listening to it just ONCE is good enough. It has a TON of information, but you will get the message just listening to it once as there is a fair bit of repetition. Doesn't bother me at all. Actually I would say it's a GOOD thing, as you will remember the information more easily, instead of getting lost in a sea of information overload!
The Vitamin D Cure by Dr. James Dowd and Diane Stafford. There is a direct co-relation between Vitamin D and Magnesium intake for superior health and after listening to both books, would say that it goes very well together!
Not relevant, but very expressive narration! She makes the book 'come alive' with her energy and vibrant attitude!
Oh no but it DID keep me very attentive! I have discovered SO many things on this one mineral alone that has helped my personal health tremendously! Including twitching muscles in my eye lid, my life long battle with asthma, muscle cramps, and so much more!
Get this book! And get your Magnesium in your diet and medicine cabinet!! And watch your health improve!!
She went in great detail why Magnesium is such a wonderful miraculous mineral for us all. And how we are all are all deficient of it. She gives a long list of symptoms that may indicate that we are defiant. She did repeat In some aspect but I could use that in order to remember and learn. The conventional meds are making us worse so this supplement is a great one to try to possibly replace the conventional meds that may be doing more harm than good. Especially if we are deficient of Mg. It's a great book and I am glad I bought it in audible finished it quicker that way. Enjoy it!
I cannot stop listening to this book. The information is on point and the stories are fabulous. Riveting and totally informative. I have already listened to certain chapters of this book again.
The fact that almost everyone in America is Magnesium deficient.
Her voice is lovely and easy to listen to.
My doctor pleaded with me to read this book. She was so excited about the discovery as she had seen dramatic changes in her patients who were now taking adequate levels of Magnesium supplement. Reluctantly, I downloaded the book from Audible. I didn't have much faith in the book changing my life or telling me anything that I didn't already know. I was wrong. Now, I am PREACHING magnesium to all that will listen! The author makes perfect sense, that many of our health issues in the US, could be from a magnesium deficiency. As the author clearly lays out, the serum magnesium tests that we have been using for years, are useless. Only 1% of Magnesium stays in the bloodstream. So if you have been testing normal, it doesn't mean your magnesium levels are normal. The newer RBC Magnesium level is more accurate.
Thank goodness I have a doctor that stays informed on the latest and is constantly honing her craft. She called me with the news about the newest and more accurate test for Magnesium and had me tested. Most doctors haven't heard of the new test, and therefore don't think it is credible. Please read this book. It makes perfect sense. I would hope that more doctors become educated on the subject as well.
Also the author believes that it is impossible to get enough magnesium in our diets without supplementing it, no matter how many organic or healthy foods we eat - Our fruits and veggies are not getting adequate magnesium from the depleted soil, therefore we can't get it from the plants we consume. She says our soils became depleted around 100 years ago. I didn't realize that SO many body functions are dependent on adequate amounts of magnesium to function properly. The book taught me a LOT that I didn't know about Magnesium, and how very important it is, much to my surprise.
At first, I found the narrator's voice a little dramatic. "Prissy" is the word that comes to mind. I came to appreciate her though, as her cadence is perfect and she enunciates perfectly.
The only problem I had with the content, is the repetitiveness of the word, Magnesium. Magnesium is good for this, magnesium is goods for that... and so forth. It would have made more sense to create lists. For example: Magnesium will help with the following: Aside from these two very minor things, I loved this book. It was eye-opening. I am all about Magnesium now. I have been on liquid Magnesium 400 mgs a day for two months and have noticed the subtle changes already. Friends that I have convinced of this, have reported good changes as well.
Read it / listen to it, and it will probably open up your eyes too. This single mineral, taken in an absorbable form, could change your life.
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