Magnesium: One of the Most Important Nutrients for Heart Health

Without magnesium the heart muscle cannot hold potassium, resulting in palpitations and increased heart attack risk.

Take both magnesium and potassium citrate.

The best form of magnesium and potassium for the heart (but expensive) is magnesium and potassium orotate, but potassium and magnesium citrate will work as well.

(Take no supplement that contains artificial sweeteners in any form (Aspartame, NutraSweet)).

If you additionally take bromelain 500 mg (daily) your heart will be very happy.

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Magnesium — One of the Most Important Nutrients for Heart Health:

Story at-a-glance

  • Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and is involved in more than 600 different biochemical reactions. Research suggests even subclinical deficiency can jeopardize your heart health
  • A lack of magnesium will impede your cellular metabolic function and deteriorate mitochondrial function, and magnesium deficiency has been identified as the greatest predictor of heart disease
  • Magnesium is also important for chromosome folding, which allows cells to divide, multiply and regenerate to make up for lost or damaged cells
  • Check your RBC magnesium level and track signs and symptoms of magnesium insufficiency to determine how much magnesium you need. Low potassium and calcium are also common laboratory signs indicating magnesium deficiency
  • To optimize your magnesium level, eat magnesium-rich foods and/or take a magnesium supplement. Taking Epsom salt baths is another effective way to boost your magnesium level

By Dr. Mercola

Magnesium deficiency is extremely common, and recent research shows even subclinical deficiency can jeopardize your heart health. Magnesium is also important for brain health, detoxification, cellular health and function, and the optimization of your mitochondria. In short, magnesium has enormous potential to influence your health and general well-being, especially the prevention of heart disease and cancer, but also for general energy and athletic performance.

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Dr. Mercola: Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

Drinking alcoholic beverages consumes large amounts of magnesium.

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Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young:

Story at-a-glance

  • Magnesium is an essential mineral used in energy production, protein signaling and cell signaling in almost every organ and muscle in your body, especially your heart, bones and kidneys
  • Research found higher intake of magnesium was linked with a lower risk of diabetes, even when combined with eating foods with a high glycemic index
  • Magnesium insufficiency, or levels lower than supports optimal health but not low enough to trigger symptoms of deficiency, are associated with over 22 different medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and infertility
  • Insufficiency is related to a higher rate of aging but may be prevented by consuming foods high in magnesium, protecting your gut health, using supplements and Epsom salt baths

By Dr. Mercola

Magnesium is an essential mineral used in pathways for energy production, protein synthesis and cell signaling.1 The mineral is involved in nearly 300 metabolic reactions.2 It is used by every organ and muscle in your body, especially your heart, kidneys and bones. Deficiency and insufficiency have been associated with a number of health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis.

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Study: Sugar Industry Shut Down Research Over Cancer Link

Sugar industry shut down research over cancer link – study:

A newly discovered cache of documents has revealed an alleged decades-long effort by the sugar industry to conceal the detrimental effects of the commodity on consumers’ health.

In a study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Biology, scientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) claim the industry manipulated science, influenced regulations and even shut down its own research when it indicated a link between sugar and heart disease almost 50 years ago.

“The Sugar Association proved to itself that calories from sugar had different metabolic effects than calories from starch,” lead author Cristin E. Kearns, who discovered the industry documents, told UCSF. “This is in stark contrast to its public position, then and now, that all calories are created equal.”

The study claims that a Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) scheme, entitled Project 259, which had been set up to investigate the effects of sugar in animals in 1969, deliberately withheld evidence that sugar consumption creates high levels of triglyceride, a type of fat that travels through the blood – an issue that can lead to poor bladder and cardiovascular health.

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After attacking coconut oil as “dangerous” and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack

After attacking coconut oil as “dangerous” and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack:

In what appears to be a clear case of irony, the president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, suffered what doctors say was a minor heart attack earlier this week after his organization advised Americans earlier this year to stop using butter in their foods and replace it with toxic, artery-clogging vegetable oils instead.

According to a published report on the AHA website, Warner — himself a cardiologist (another irony) and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas — is in stable condition after doctors inserted a stent into a blocked artery.

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Scientists Transform Spinach Leaves Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Scientists Transform Spinach Leaves Into Beating Human Heart Tissue:

Using the plant like scaffolding, scientists have transformed spinach leaves into working human heart tissue. This amazing discovery is expected to one day aid in tissue regeneration.

Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs reported National Geographic.

Their study, published in the journal Biomaterials, offers a new way to grow a vascular system, which has been a roadblock for tissue engineering.

Scientists have already created large-scale human tissue in a lab using methods like 3D printing, but it’s been much harder to grow the small, delicate blood vessels that are vital to tissue health.

“The main limiting factor for tissue engineering … is the lack of a vascular network,” says study co-author Joshua Gershlak, a graduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, in a video describing the study. “Without that vascular network, you get a lot of tissue death.”

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THE ULTIMATE MICROBIAL CLEANSE

FYI.


THE ULTIMATE MICROBIAL CLEANSE:

Walter Last

Most diseases are caused or aided by microbes and parasites. Due to antibiotics, steroidal drugs and chemotherapy our natural intestinal bacteria have been damaged and pathogenic microbes, especially fungi and mycoplasmas, are out of control. Commonly babies now become inoculated with pathogens already in the birth canal. Also microbes from childhood vaccinations may still be present, and there tend to be infection foci in root-canal treated teeth and possibly in scars from surgery. All of these greatly weaken our immune system and allow pathogenic microbes to invade the blood and internal organs. Now we become susceptible to frequent infections, autoimmune diseases, allergies, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Pathogenic microbes are the underlying cause of basically all chronic diseases.

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Microwave ovens ‘fluke’ your heart while they ‘nuke’ your food – alarming studies reveal microwave frequency radiation can affect heart and blood

Microwave ovens ‘fluke’ your heart while they ‘nuke’ your food – alarming studies reveal microwave frequency radiation can affect heart and blood

H/t reader squodgy:

“I wonder if this is instrumental in the Arhythmia epidemic?”

Deficiency of minerals like calcium, potassium and especially magnesium can be considered to be the main cause.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages dramatically increases also the consumption of magnesium.

You can’t easily replace the loss of magnesium caused by just two glasses of wine.

“Heart palpitations, “flutters” or racing heart, otherwise called arrhythmias, usually clear up quite dramatically on 500 milligrams of magnesium citrate once or twice daily or faster if given intravenously.”
– Dr. H. Ray Evers

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Scientists were paid to downplay link between sugar and heart disease, told to blame saturated fats instead

Scientists were paid to downplay link between sugar and heart disease, told to blame saturated fats instead:

The sugar industry launched a campaign in the 1960s to downplay evidence linking sugar consumption to America’s rising cardiovascular disease rates, and blame saturated fats instead, according to a new report released earlier this month.

A researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, recently discovered internal documents from the sugar industry and correspondence letters between the leaders of a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) – known today as the Sugar Association – and heart disease researchers.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that the sugar industry paid prestigious Harvard scientists to publish research blaming dietary fat, not sugar, to be the main culprit of coronary heart disease.

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This Mineral Found To Reduce ‘All Cause Mortality’ Dramatically

If you take magnesium (magensium orotate) and combine it with enzymes (bromelain), then the reduction in cardiovascular mortality is absolutely dramatic, to say the least.

However, I consider carefully chosen fresh vegetable juices to be even better.


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This Mineral Found to Reduce ‘All Cause Mortality’ Dramatically:

Magnesium is a common element that has many functions in the human body, from energy production to providing bone density. It is also necessary for cardiovascular health. In fact, this simple mineral has been shown in a German study to dramatically reduce both cardiovascular disease mortality rates and the mortality rates from all causes.

Inspired by the Study of Health In Pomerania (SHIP), the researchers analysed rates of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in 4,203 patients in relation to serum magnesium levels. The mean duration of follow up was 10 years. Among people with magnesium levels of 0.73mmol/L or less, the all-cause mortality rate was 10.95 deaths per 1,000 person-years, and the death rate for cardiovascular disease was 3.44 per 1,000 person-years.

However, in those with higher magnesium levels, the all-cause death rate was 1.45 per 1,000 people, and the cardiovascular mortality rate was 1.53 per 1,000. This is a reduction in mortality rates by over 85% in all-cause deaths, and of around 55% in cardiovascular deaths!

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Vitamin D good for more than just cancer prevention; it also prevents heart problems

Vitamin D good for more than just cancer prevention; it also prevents heart problems:

Spending time outdoors soaking up the sun is beneficial not only for a healthy-looking tan, but for your heart’s health as well. Studies have shown that vitamin D, which is primarily obtained through exposure to the sun’s rays, can help in preventing coronary artery disease, heart attacks and strokes.

A recent study appears to have pinpointed the exact levels of vitamin D in the blood necessary for preventing coronary problems. Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, led the research which was presented recently at the American Heart Association’s 2015 Scientific Sessions.

From Medical News Today:

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‘Kissing bug’ disease creeps into US, but symptoms often missed

‘Kissing bug’ disease creeps into US, but symptoms often missed (Al Jazeera, Nov 7, 2014):

Spread through the feces of blood-sucking insects, Chagas can cause heart failure and damage intestines

Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States have been infected with the potentially fatal “kissing bug” disease, but U.S. health care workers’ lack of awareness often prevents successful diagnosis and treatment, according to a report released this week.

The dearth of federally licensed drugs to combat the disease also limits patients’ access to treatment, according to findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) on Thursday.

“This is a real health concern in the United States that deserves much more attention, research and funding for patient care and education,” said Dr. Jennifer Manne-Goehler, a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston who was the lead author of the study.

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Health Chief Slams Statins: Millions Face Terrible Side Effects As Prescription Escalates

Related info:

British Medical Journal: Statin Drugs Cause Liver Damage, Kidney Failure And Cataracts

Study: Statin Drugs Accelerate Hardening of Arteries


Health chief slams statins: Millions face terrible side effects as prescription escalates (Express, March 2, 2014):

LEADING doctors are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statins, warning that one in four Britons will soon be at risk of terrible side effects from the controversial heart drugs.

Those sounding the alarm include Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, who suffered “awful” muscle pains while taking statins and claims that plans to prescribe them to millions more adults will “only benefit drug companies”.The drugs are currently offered to patients with a 20 per cent risk of developing heart disease to help keep their cholesterol levels in check.

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The Joy Of Juicing (Full Movie) – A Dr. Gary Null Production

See also:

The Road To Health: Dr. Robert Young On The Importance Of Juicing & The pH Miracle (Video)

I would not use protein powder & toxic soy products.



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Neal Barnard M.D., founder of Physicians for Responsible Medicine,
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.,
Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.,
Dr. Gerard Bodeker, professor of Public Health Policy, Columbia University,
John A. McDougall,M.D., and T. Colin Cambell, PH.D.,
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus.

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What Does Heart Surgery Really Cost, And Why Is It 70 Times More Expensive In The US?

What Does Heart Surgery Really Cost, And Why Is It 70 Times More Expensive In The US? (ZeroHedge, July 29, 2013):

Indian philanthropist and cardiac surgeon, Devi Prasad Shetty is obsessed with making heart surgery affordable for millions of Indians. As Bloomberg notes, Shetty is not a public health official motivated by charity. He’s a heart surgeon turned businessman who has started a chain of 21 medical centers around India. By trimming costs, he has cut the price of artery-clearing coronary bypass surgery to 95,000 rupees ($1,583), half of what it was 20 years ago, and wants to get the price down to $800 within a decade. The same procedure costs $106,385 at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic. Of course, this will come as no surprise after we showed the incredible spread of the price of an appendectomy. “It shows that costs can be substantially contained,” notes the World Heart Federation, “it’s possible to deliver very high quality cardiac care at a relatively low cost.” But, for Americans of course, when you have government footing the cost (and deficit spending), who cares?

Via WaPo,

Via Bloomberg,

“It shows that costs can be substantially contained,” said Srinath Reddy, president of the Geneva-based World Heart Federation, of Shetty’s approach. “It’s possible to deliver very high quality cardiac care at a relatively low cost.”

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Scientists Find Excess Salt Consumption Causes Millions Of Heart Disease Deaths Worldwide

Excess salt consumption found to be the cause of millions of heart disease deaths worldwide (Natural News, July 20, 2013):

New cases of cardiovascular disease continue to mount in the U.S. and worldwide, making this the leading killer of men, women and children in western cultures. Enlightened, health-conscious individuals now understand that heart disease is not only preventable, but also treatable in all but the most advanced stages. Lifestyle modifications including elimination of processed and fried foods, smoking cessation, stress reduction and adequate physical activity are among some of the changes that promote heart health and dramatically lower future disease risk.

Excess salt consumption from synthetic salt products is a known risk factor for early heart disease, but researchers now report that sodium, largely coming from the disproportionate amount of processed foods that many people eat, is killing millions around the globe. Scientists from the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health now report the result of their research that found how eating too much salt contributed to 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010, representing 15 percent of all deaths due to these causes.

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