Though we can assume mostly unconscious, it seems like most mainstream doctors have a death wish when it comes to their patients. What they have been taught to practice is so wrong millions die for it. What would we say about a car mechanic who forgets to put the oil back in the car, after draining it, and then letting the customer drive off onto the highway?
This is exactly what many doctors do. They let their patients go out the door without addressing their magnesium deficiencies. Somewhere between 70 to 90 percent of all people are deficient in magnesium and they suffer for it.
I have been hitting the mainstream of medicine over the head with a two by four for these past fifteen years, which is when I published Transdermal Magnesium Medicine, but most doctors still prescribe medicines that make magnesium deficiencies worse.
So much of our health is dependent on having sufficient levels of magnesium in our cells and blood it is hard to see that doctors still ignore the very clear and hard medical reality that magnesium is the lamp of life. In plants and people it is the crucial building block of health and thus makes the most potent and effective medicine.
The capture of light energy from the sun is magnesium dependent. Magnesium is bound as the central atom of the porphyrin ring of the green plant pigment chlorophyll. Magnesium is the element that causes plants to be able to convert light into energy and chlorophyll is identical to hemoglobin except the magnesium atom at the center has been taken out and iron put in.
Metabolic syndrome and diabetes (mg deficiencies) are the beginning of health problems that can lead to death by cardiac arrest, cancer and stroke. Magnesium deficiencies also make COVID-19 more dangerous so it really is an important medical subject that doctors in their right minds do not ignore.
Insulin and Magnesium
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Magnesium is necessary for both the
action and manufacture of insulin.
Magnesium is a basic building block to life and is present in ionic form throughout the full landscape of human physiology. Without insulin though, magnesium doesn’t get transported from our blood into our cells where it is most needed. When Dr. Jerry Nadler of the Gonda Diabetes Center at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California, and his colleagues placed 16 healthy people on magnesium-deficient diets, their insulin became less effective at getting sugar from their blood into their cells, where it’s burned or stored as fuel. In other words, they became less insulin sensitive or what is called insulin resistant. And that’s the first step on the road to both diabetes and heart disease and eventual death through cardiac arrest.
Diabetes is not the hopeless disease that
most doctors would have us believe it is.
Insulin is a common denominator, a central figure in life as is magnesium. The task of insulin is to store excess nutritional resources.This system is an evolutionary development used to save energy and other nutritional necessities in times (or hours) of abundance in order to survive in times of hunger. Little do we appreciate that insulin is not just responsible for regulating sugar entry into the cells but also magnesium.
Insulin plays a central role in storing magnesium but if our cells become resistant to insulin, or if we do not produce enough insulin, then we have a difficult time storing magnesium in the cells where it belongs. When insulin processing becomes problematic magnesium gets excreted through our urine instead and this is the basis of what is called magnesium wasting disease.
Low serum and intracellular magnesium concentrations are associated with insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, and decreased insulin secretion. Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity thus lowering insulin resistance. Magnesium and insulin need each other. Without magnesium, our pancreas won’t secrete enough insulin–or the insulin it secretes won’t be efficient enough–to control our blood sugar.
Magnesium is Essential for Diabetics
Reversing insulin resistance is the most basic first step to reversing diabetes and heart disease. Low serum and intracellular magnesium concentrations are associated with insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, and decreased insulin secretion. Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity thus lowering insulin resistance. Magnesium and insulin need each other. Without magnesium, our pancreas will not secrete enough insulin–or the insulin it secretes will not be efficient enough–to control our blood sugar.
Over 68% of the U.S. population is magnesium deficient, and up to 80% of Type 2 diabetics are deficient since they waste more magnesium than others due to out-of-control blood sugar levels. These estimates understate the problem since the tests used to measure magnesium are blood not cellular levels of this vital mineral. People with diabetes waste more magnesium due to increased urination from elevated and fluctuating blood sugars and so need to replenish their magnesium stores constantly.
A Tufts study led by Adela Hruby found that healthy people with the highest magnesium intake were 37% less likely to develop high blood sugar or excess circulating insulin, common precursors to diabetes. Among people who already had those conditions, those who consumed the most magnesium were 32% less likely to develop diabetes than those consuming the least.
Though it would be a long stretch of the longest giraffe’s neck to compare insulin with chlorophyll we are walking a trail at the core of life.
There are doctors who do cure diabetes and how do they do it? The first thing such doctors understand is that diabetes is inflammatory disease caused by a combination of factors including stress, chemical and heavy metal toxicity, radiation exposure, magnesium, iodine and bicarbonate deficiencies; and nutritional imbalances focused on excessive carbohydrate intake that all come together to burn down the cellular house in slow motion. Sugar excess and dehydration work to create inflammation in the body and this starts a long process that ends up with people facing major diseases including cancer.
Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim in her book Poisonous Prescriptions explains how many drugs used by the unsuspecting public today, are involved in the onset of impaired glucose control and diabetes. It is easy to provoke diabetes in experimental animals with heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and even fluoride. People are being poisoned with foods full of pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, food additives and mercury, just to mention a few poisons that plague just about everyone on earth.
It has been noted that we are receiving through our air, water and food about a microgram of mercury a day. Sounds like very little until you calculate that a microgram contains 3,000 trillion atoms with each of them holding the potential to deactivate insulin and the receptor sites crucial to their function.
A study published by the American Chemical Society showed that mercury is capable of suppressing insulin secretion of pancreas cells through a ROS-triggered pathway. Mercury-induced oxidative stress causes pancreatic beta cell apoptosis and dysfunction. If one does not understand the Hun Hordes of Mercury story one cannot truly understand diabetes. In 2006, the American Chemical Society published research that showed conclusively that Methylmercury Induces Pancreatic Cell Apoptosis and Dysfunction.
¹Hruby A, Meigs JB, O’Donnell CJ, Jacques PF, McKeown NM. Higher magnesium intake reduces risk of impaired glucose and insulin metabolism, and progression from prediabetes to diabetes in middle-aged Americans. Diabetes Care. 2013 Oct 2.
²American Chemical Society (2006, September 29). Mercury Compound Found In Fish Damages Pancreatic Cells. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 27, 2011
³Ya Wen Chen, Res. Toxicol., 19 (8), 1080 -1085, 2006. Institute of Toxicology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan