I've been doing some research on the net.... mostly looking for help with insomnia. I've also had major gallbladder/pancreatic problems lately. I've done a couple flushes (with limited success) and it helped for about a day.... but then the symptoms came back full force. The pain has been terrible.
In my research, I've really been looking at Magnesium. It's incredibly interesting. Almost NO ONE, even people who eat really good, well-balanced diets, get enough magnesium. People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia have INCREDIBLY low levels of magnesium in their systems. And they don't seem to be able to "absorb" more, no matter how much they take. Even seemingly healthy people have an extremely difficult time absorbing magnesium from supplements. Some types of magnesium (such as magnesium chloride and magnesium lactate are pretty well absorbed).... but with ALL types, VERY little actually gets into your system. And of course mag sulfate ( Epsom Salts ) and mag citrate act as laxatives and are mostly flushed out of your system.
And calcium actually works "against" magnesium absorption (it's a "magnesium agonist").... so with so many people in North America concerned with getting enough calcium and taking calcium supplements.... they are making it even harder to get enough magnesium.
I'm sure you can do the research on the net if you are interested.... but I've found several references to people with low magnesium levels being at a much higher risk of Gallstones and kidney stones. That's why I thought I would post here and see if anyone has any opinions or info about this. Maybe increasing our magnesium may help stop the re-creation of Gallstones after flushes. And even if that is not the case, increasing magnesium rich foods and some good supplements might be a good idea for everyone. (magnesium is responsible for helping with over 350 chemical reactions in the body).
By the same token.... anyone who disagrees with anything I've said... please feel free to let me know. I'm just trying to learn. I just thought that since magnesium is SO important to the body and there seems to be a "near epidemic" deficiency going on.... it might be something to consider.... especially how it effects the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. I also thought that it could have a huge effect on the proper funtioning of the biliary and pancreatic ducts (in the same way that Epsom Salts relaxes them for a flush... but on a daily basis instead.... making the whole system function more "easily" and smoothly every day).
Yeah, I think you are absolutely right! Magnesium plays a key role in liver gallbladder function for sure. As you have said it is seemingly difficult to absorb for many people. I take Epsom Salts every day for pain, and it since my most recent Bowel Cleanse it doesn't have any laxative effect. This leads me to the assumption that possibly the inhibited absorption capacity of most people is due to a build up of residue, mucoid plaque etc, in the colon. Do you know from which part of the digestive system we are supposed to absorb magnesium? I know in my last cleanse most of the cleaning occurred in the small intestine, so it is my guess that this region is responsible for at least some mag absorption. This is all based on my experience rather than scientific studies, but I would be interested in any further info you or others had on this subject. If taking Epsom Salts can relieve pain in the liver due to its relaxing effect, then surely the same relaxed effect would be the norm if there were adequate levels of mag in the blood/cells. Also there must be some degree of absorption of mag from Epsom Salts for it to have any effect at all. It would be good to maximise this effect.
bit of a ramble, I hope it makes sense to some. Thanks for your imformative post. :)
Little bits of information from all sorts of places have brought me to the point of looking at our veggies in a different way.
There is no way our veggies DON'T contain at least some calcium and magnesium. I don't think the plants would grow otherwise.
An infomercial suggested that supplementary calcium and magnesium should be combined with lemon juice, all three in ratio, to be available for absorbtion. I disremember the proportions. (The product was Cal-Max.)
So, do-it-yourselfer that I am, I figured to add a splash of lemon juice to veggies, especially leafy greens.
I did so once, after I had made that determination, but my lemon ran out, so I followed with apple cider vinegar...for a few days. It tasted great...and I felt fine.
Then I was reminded of fermentation and that it doesn't do much good if a person is reducing candida, fungus, etc. So I quit for a while.
Lemon juice is Vitamin C, I believe...and there is a massive shortage of that going around. Why?...when Vitamin C is in so many things, especially veggies. Are we just not getting our veggies soon enough after picking?
Iodine, too...and mineral imbalances.
I am looking at kelp and other seaweeds. Someone pointed out that seaweeds contain Vitamin C, plus much more, including magnesium and calcium.
It is quite easy to enhance broths with crushed dried kelp...even starting with plain water. Just in case, a person could add crushed kelp AFTER cooking the veggies for soup.
Sea salt, of at least two kinds, contain oodles of good minerals...and if you soak in a one percent (1%) solution, at 97 degrees, for 20 to 30 minutes, you don't have to know what you 'need'...osmosis balances the mineral content of the fluid between ones cells...automatically. I'll insert the URL here...
Perhaps there is enough magnesium and calcium in good-salts to do the trick in baths, alone. I know that two simple footbaths had a surprisingly good effect on me. Maybe an Epsom Salt bath is a good thing, too.
I think you are on exactly the right track.
Today's reading leads me to biofilms, the sticky substances within. One person suggested that 'critters' tend to thrive in biofilms...and that these films may be the source of all dis-ease.
My reading further suggested that garlic, hyssop, and cloves are the substances which break up biofilms.
Other suggestions seem to hint that biofilms/candida may cover heavy metals (and other substances?) to protect us. Perhaps they move out of our systems as these substances are removed...or, perhaps removal of biofilms and candida carry away the substances.
I don't know...I can only guess.
Modiflan is apparently a sea vegetable, and a chelator.
I've found brown rice is a fine substitute for wheat products. IP6 must be a good supplement.
I read a lot about Neem today, and I find it interesting. I also see that I have much more to learn.
I'll be searching for info on turmeric, as well.
We may even be 'guided' to things we need, a little of this, now, and something else tomorrow. I don't know, but there are surely a lot of happy coincidences on our paths, aren't there?
Makes me think that 'all roads lead to Rome', as the old saying goes.
Here's a 5-minute video with lots of info on magnesium, including the most absorbable supplements to take and a list of foods high in magnesium, and a long list of symptoms of low magnesium in the body. Also a list of what lifestyles can remove magnesium from our bodies: foods to avoid.
If you take magnesium in low doses, it tends to be absorbed, even if poorly. If you take it in high doses, it tends to cleanse the colon and open up ducts in various parts of the body - example, the ES or magnesium citrate used in LF.
I think the easiest way to get magnesium into the body is with detox baths - 1 cup of ES and 1 cup of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) in a tub of hot water, followed up by a cool shower to stop the detoxing. I always feel sleepy after, and happy the next day.
Nothing new here, but the text to the left of the video box can be copied and pasted, giving you a list of magnesium-rich foods to put on your fridge!