Magnesium - The Anti-Aging Mineral
"...the largest increases of plasticity ever reported in scientific literature. ... magnesium reduces the physical reaction to fear."
Date: 4/16/2018 10:14:18 PM ( 3 y ) ... viewed 704 times
Carolyn Dean MD ND - The Doctor of the Future® -
In 1993, Dr. Jean Durlach, a preeminent magnesium expert in France, summed up the existing research on magnesium and aging. What follows is one of his seven points, excerpted from Dr. Carolyn Dean's Magnesium Miracle book:
"Magnesium deficiency symptoms in the elderly include central nervous system symptoms that seem largely 'neurotic': anxiety, excessive emotionality, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, light-headedness, dizziness, nervous fits, the sensation of a lump in the throat, and impaired breathing.
Peripheral nervous system signs are common: pins and needles of the extremities, cramps, muscle pains.
Functional disorders include chest pain, shortness of breath, chest pressure, palpitations, extrasystoles (occasional heart thumps from an isolated extra beat), abnormal heart rhythm, and Raynaud's syndrome.
Autonomic nervous system disturbances involve both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, causing hypotension on rising quickly or borderline hypertension. In elderly patients, excessive emotionality, tremor, weakness, sleep disorders, amnesia, and cognitive disturbances are particularly important aspects of magnesium deficiency."
Just think how all these so-called aging symptoms are treated with truckloads of prescription medications! However, it's even more disturbing when you realize how medicine perceives aging.
What Dr. Dean has repeatedly stated is you can successfully eliminate these signs of aging with magnesium at the same time that a new study finds that "Cognitive Decline in Women Starts Midlife." As reported on Medscape, allopathetic researchers have decided that "For women, mental sharpness, particularly processing speed, begins to decline as early as age 50."
They absolve doctors of all responsibility for helping a person improve their cognition by saying "Don't be surprised when your 50-year-old female patients come in saying that they're forgetting where they left their keys. This is cognitive aging, and it's very common, very usual, and it's just like the aging of other organ systems." How many times have you heard your doctor toss off your symptoms with the refrain "You're not getting any younger you know!"
NOTE: Just as you should not believe that your brain and cognition are on a death spiral after age 50, neither are any of your other organs!!
In Magnesium Miracle book, Dr. Dean reports on a 2004 study that elevated magnesium to the position of memory enhancer. "Particular brain receptors important for learning and memory depend on magnesium for their regulation. The researchers describe magnesium as an absolutely necessary component of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to keep these learning and memory receptors active."
"Magnesium is instrumental in opening brain receptors to important information while at the same time allowing them to ignore background noise. Researchers were quite struck by their findings and concluded, 'As predicted by our theory, increasing the concentration of magnesium and reducing the background level of noise led to the largest increases of plasticity ever reported in scientific literature.' Even more exciting, a 2011 study on fear conditioning found that magnesium reduces the physical reaction to fear."
One major mechanism by which magnesium deficiency causes symptoms of aging is through calcification. Dr. Dean quotes French magnesium researcher Dr. Pierre Delbet. "Delbet, who practiced in the early 1900s, was convinced that the aging body's tissues have three times more calcium than magnesium. He knew that calcium precipitates out into tissues that are deficient in magnesium. He observed the toxicity of excess calcium in the testicles, brain, and other tissues and concluded almost a century ago that magnesium deficiency plays a role in senility."
Dr. Dean also quotes Dr. Guy Abraham, who said "...that in order to protect the fluid inside the cell from becoming saturated with calcium, there is a magnesium-dependent mechanism that shunts calcium in and out of the mitochondria. But if calcium goes in and doesn't come out, because there isn't enough magnesium to maintain that shunt, mitochondrial calcification occurs and eventually results in cell death." Doesn't this research make you wonder if calcium excess and magnesium deficiency could be the underlying reason for the recent upsurge in mitochondrial dysfunction?
September 8, 2018 - Underscoring 'Brain Magnesium' For Plasticity! -
"... Particular brain receptors important for learning and memory depend on magnesium for their regulation. The researchers describe magnesium as an absolutely necessary component of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to keep these learning and memory receptors active.
The term they use for this activity, interactivity, and changeability is plasticity. You might not think a plastic brain is a good thing to have, but it’s the loss of plasticity in the region of the brain responsible for storing short-term memories that causes forgetfulness in the elderly. ..."
March 13, 2019 - "Magnesium Reduces the Physical Reaction to Fear" -
"... It saddens me that the neurosciences avoid nutrients - especially when magnesium is the most important brain plasticity agent of all time! The old adage is true that the scientist vigorously defends his right to be ignorant of almost everything except his specialty. Even worse, these are pioneering researchers who often had to fight the status quo in their own field to come up with remarkable breakthroughs. You would think they would be open minded but unfortunately, they limit their open mindedness to their own field.
The same happens in every medical specialty. I constantly talk about modern medicine and its animosity to alternative medicine and nutrition. As a consequence, millions of people suffer for lack of choice in healthcare even though the research is there to prove that nutrients like magnesium do work. Here is what I wrote about Memory in The Magnesium Miracle (2017).
Research at MIT produced a study in 2004 that elevates magnesium to the position of memory enhancer.
Particular brain receptors important for learning and memory depend on magnesium for their regulation. The researchers describe magnesium as an absolutely necessary component of the cerebrospinal fluid in order to keep these learning and memory receptors active.
The term they use for this activity, interactivity, and changeability is plasticity. You might not think a plastic brain is a good thing to have, but it's the loss of plasticity in the region of the brain responsible for storing short-term memories that causes forgetfulness in the elderly.
Magnesium is instrumental in opening brain receptors to important information while at the same time allowing them to ignore background noise.
The MIT researchers were quite struck by their findings and concluded, 'As predicted by our theory, increasing the concentration of magnesium and reducing the background level of noise led to the largest increases of plasticity ever reported in scientific literature.'
A 2011 study, 'Effects of Elevation of Brain Magnesium on Fear Conditioning, Fear Extinction, and Synaptic Plasticity in the Infralimbic Prefrontal Cortex and Lateral Amygdala,' concludes that 'elevation of brain magnesium might be a novel approach for enhancing synaptic plasticity in a regional-specific manner leading to enhancing the efficacy of extinction without enhancing or impairing fear memory formation.'
In English, that statement simply means that magnesium reduces the physical reaction to fear, which can only be a good thing! ...
June 16, 2018 - Anxiety, Depression, and Drug Problems - The "RnA ReSet Radio Show" -
...here is the wrap-up of last Monday's edition of the Dr. Carolyn Dean Live radio show.
Unfortunately, we are a nation suffering a 32 percent incidence of anxiety, depression, and drug problems. Instead of treating anxiety disorders and stress reactions properly with magnesium and proper nutrition, each year millions of people are introduced to the merry-go-round of psychiatric drugs and psychological counseling for symptoms that may, in fact, be rooted in magnesium deficiency. Dr. Dean discusses this important subject.
Here's an outline of the different topics covered and the time stamp for each topic. Just click the headings to listen to the whole hour or advance to your topic of interest.
Hour 1 –
0:43: Ginney: Intro
3:37: Dr. Carolyn: Intro
4:00: Dr. Carolyn: Ginney's Blog: Magnesium Deficient Anxiety
10:59: Dr. Carolyn: Blog:Illness Anxiety Disorder
13:10: Dr. Carolyn: Mail Bag:
Susan asked questions about essential tremors.
15:10: Ginney, Dr. Carolyn, and Bob: Customers are asking about suicidal thoughts.
19:50: Dr. Carolyn: Mail Bag:
Stephanie asked about effects of mineral deficiencies on menopause.
21:24: Dr. Carolyn: Mail Bag:
Testimonial about building wellness around cystic fibrosis.
23:52: Dr. Carolyn: Blog: Who's Making Your Supplements?
32:40: Chat: Vanessa: I've heard that one needs to take the same amount of calcium and magnesium.
35:10: Ginney, Dr. Carolyn, and Bob: What are the signs of calcium deficiency? Also discuss Dr. Dean's additions to the ReAline ebook about Lyme Disease. Talked about heroin addiction and mineral deficiencies with respect to the Anthony Bourdain suicide.
46:11: Phone: 678: Mike: Talked about sugar cravings and whether he needed to look at mineral supplementation and yeast overgrowth.
0:43: Ginney: Intro
1:31: Phone: 303: CO: Regan: Asked about aging and the effect of mineral deficiencies. Does fluoride effect magnesium sufficiency?
16:56: Chat: Joan: Question about eosinophils.
17:27: Chat: Nancy: Discussed menstrual cycle experience.
18:12: Chat: Marv:Discusses over-stimulated nerves as a magnesium deficiency.
20:12: Chat: Kerri: Discussed osteoporosis.
25:36: Ginney and Dr. Carolyn: At hip surgery one customer on our products was told she had the bones of a young person – age 55. Discussion of correlation between osteoporosis and sugar and using RnA Drops with its super sugar.
27:56: Phone: Nancy: Age 55 – Continues her chat discussion with Dr. Dean about menstrual cycle.
40:23: Phone:Marv: female. 62 years. What multi-vitamin should I take?
43:12: Phone: Joan: 347: Asks questions about diabetes, nutrition, and mineral deficiencies.
51:22: Phone: CA: Joanne: Asked questions about cipro toxicity and magnesium and calcium deficiencies.
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