Monday, January 9, 2017


Magnesium is perhaps the most overlooked and important mineral in the body. It is responsible for hundreds of enzymatic functions and without it, the body spirals out of control. Magnesium depletion has been implicated in a number of diseases such as cardiovascular, immune, neurological and endocrine. Cells cannot function properly without magnesium.

Magnesium loss occurs in a number of situations, mostly stress related. Stress can come in a number of forms including emotional, physical, mental and biological stress. Biological stress is perhaps the least understood. Examples of biological stress would include pathogens such as viruses, rogue bacteria, parasitic infections and yeast/fungal infections. Other biological stressors would include environmental toxins and trauma. These events create a hostile environment within the body which reduces magnesium stores.

We derive nutrition from the soil and water. With commercial farming, there can be a depletion of the life giving minerals. Secondly with the processing of foods, we are losing essential nutrients and with additives, we are putting stress on the body to detoxify these chemicals.

Magnesium plays a key role in homeostatis which is a self-governing process in the body. Homeostasis mechanisms allow the body to maintain balances in the body, think of slipping on the ice, the body begins to shift the weight to other side in order to maintain balance so you don't fall.  When we can no longer maintain homeostatis then the body accumulates disease.

All energy comes from the cells, this is known as the Krebs Cycle. The body needs raw materials in order to produce energy, magnesium is one of the most important.

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