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People Die of Heart Attacks, Get Vascular Disease & Diabetes Because Doctors Are Ignorant About Magnesium

Published on June 27, 2023

The headline reads, ‘In 2050, more than 1.3 billion people will have diabetes, new research suggests.’ Now why is that? AI certainly will not tell us. Artificial intelligence in medicine is a code word for medical propaganda that continues the rein of pharmaceutical terrorism. See your doctor for everything AI always says, but better to avoid them whenever possible.

It should be evident to anyone but the brain-dead that 1.3 billion people will have diabetes because doctors and pharmaceutical companies do not have the correct answers, and you will not find any on the page that predicts a doubling of cases of diabetes by 2050. Statin drugs are not the answer to anything but making people miserable with muscle pain, headaches, sleep, and digestive problems. If they were any good, would heart, vascular, and diabetes still be such a harbinger of death and endless suffering?

Magnesium And Insulin are the Keys

You will not hear a word in the mainstream about magnesium and how a deficiency in this vital mineral leads to diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer. Hypomagnesemia is commonly observed in heart failure, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Low serum magnesium (Mg) is a predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Magnesium (Mg2+) is an essential mineral for human health and plays a vital role in regulating glucose homeostasis and insulin actions.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes heart failure (HF), arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, and stroke. For many years, cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death worldwide, and statin drugs nor anything that cardiologists suggest has changed that. High Mg intake is associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and CVD.

Low Mg2+ levels result in defective tyrosine kinase activity, post-receptor impairment in insulin action, altered cellular glucose transport, and decreased cellular glucose utilization, which promotes peripheral insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Dr. Ron Rosedale says, “Insulin floating around in the blood causes plaque build-up. They didn’t know why, but we know that Insulin causes endothelial proliferation. Every step of the way, Insulin is causing cardiovascular disease. It fills the body with plaque. It constricts the arteries. It stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, and it increases platelet adhesiveness and coagulability of the blood.”

Improved insulin sensitivity from magnesium replacement can markedly reduce triglyceride levels.[i]

There is a strong relationship between magnesium and insulin action. Magnesium is vital for the effectiveness of Insulin. A reduction of magnesium in the cells strengthens insulin resistance.[ii]. Low serum and intracellular magnesium concentrations are associated with insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance,[iii] and decreased insulin secretion.[iv] 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.[v]

Magnesium deficiencies feed the fires of inflammation and pain.

Magnesium deficiencies trigger chronic systemic inflammation that also potentiates insulin resistance. People with type 2 diabetes mellitus may end up in a vicious circle in which magnesium deficiency increases insulin resistance, and insulin resistance causes magnesium deficiency.

Epidemiologic studies have shown an inverse relationship between magnesium in drinking water and cardiovascular mortality.[vi]

Chronic low-grade inflammation is one of the characteristics of metabolic syndrome and interferes with insulin physiology. Ignorance has prevailed over the interrelationship between muscular lipid accumulation, chronic inflammation, and insulin resistance because the central mediating factor is magnesium.It is magnesium that modulates cellular events involved in inflammation.

Magnesium Deficiency is a Massive Problem

One study says, ‘Half of All Americans are Magnesium Deficient.’ Other researchers say that it is currently estimated that 60% of adults do not achieve the average dietary intake (ADI), and 45% of Americans are magnesium deficient, a condition associated with hypertension, diabetes, and neurological disorders, to name just a few.

Magnesium deficiency can be attributed to standard dietary practices, medications, and farming techniques, along with estimates that the mineral content of vegetables has declined by as much as 80–90% in the last 100 years.

One study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health shows that 68% of Americans are magnesium deficient.[vii]Other experts put the number closer to 75 to 80%.[viii] An AI search will tell you that it is believed that magnesium deficiency may affect only 2-15% of the general population, so much for the intelligence and reliability of artificial intelligence.

The recommended allowance for magnesium for males is 420 mg per day and 320 mg per day for females. However, most agree that the standard diet in the United States contains only approximately 50% of that.

Because serum magnesium does not reflect intracellular magnesium, the latter making up more than 99% of total body magnesium, most cases of magnesium deficiency are undiagnosed. Furthermore, most people in modern societies are terribly magnesium deficient because of chronic stress, medications, decreases in food crop magnesium contents, and the availability of refined and processed foods.

Now if the standard diet only yields 50 percent of people’s daily needs and the mineral content of vegetables has declined by 80-90%, how many people would actually be magnesium deficient?

You will repeatedly read that this means that as much as half of the total population is magnesium deficient. I do not know how these people do their math, but I would quickly conclude that 100% of people are at least slightly deficient. After all, who eats spinach and other green leafy vegetables all day? Of course, if one takes a gram of magnesium daily, one will not have any problems.

Magnesium deficiency in children is characterized by excessive fidgeting, anxious restlessness, psychomotor instability and learning difficulties in the presence of normal IQ. Dr. Mildred Seelig

Everyone agrees, but doctors overlook that increased dietary magnesium intake confers protection against the incidence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Few, though, understand how magnesium deficiency will lead to cancer.

So many people are running on empty in terms of magnesium it’s not funny. Yet doctors and incredibly cardiologists routinely ignore it. You will still read that serious magnesium deficiencies are rare when it’s endemic. Like the doom loops in the collapse of commercial downtown real-estate modern medicine’s demise is evident in its refusal to deal with the reality of magnesium. It is the same with bicarbonate and CO2 physiology as well as Iodine.

Are you beginning to see why cancer and other diseases are exploding in young and old alike? Covid vaccines have been deadly to the heart. All of the information in this essay was evident before the age of Covid. Everyone agrees that stress has gone off the Rhictor scale these past few years, especially in the young. Stress wastes magnesium, so everything has gotten worse. Much worse.

Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system and is considered an “anti-stress” mineral and a natural tranquilizer. In older people, magnesium supplements improve sleepby decreasing the release of cortisol, a known cause of sleep disruption. Stress depletes magnesium, and magnesium relieves stress. When your magnesium levels are low, your nervous system gets out of balance, and you feel on edge, naturally resulting in tightening muscles. When we are under stress, our need for magnesium skyrockets.

Magnesium needs to be used before, during, and after surgeriesbecause it is a critical factor in how our total body physiology responds to the stress of surgery.

Just about every single person you come into contact with –especially those with a health problem,but even those with only minor complaints – is suffering in some wayfrom magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium Deficiency and Insulin Resistance

A Tufts study led by Dr. Adela Hruby[ix] 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.

Reversing insulin resistance is the first step to reversing diabetes and heart disease. Magnesium ameliorates insulin resistance and serum lipid profiles and lowers inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and platelet aggregability. Magnesium acts as a mild calcium antagonist on vascular smooth muscle tone and on post-receptor insulin signaling; it is critically involved in energy metabolism, fatty acid synthesis, glucose utilization, ATPase functions, the release of neurotransmitters, and endothelial cell function and secretion. Magnesium hasa significant impact on glucose metabolism and blood lipid levels.

Insulin resistance and magnesium depletion result in a vicious cycle of worsening insulin resistance and a decrease in intracellular Mg(2+), limiting magnesium’s role in vital cellular processes. Insulin resistance and attendant hyperinsulinemia promote CVD via increased vascular stiffness and fibrosis. When insulin processing becomes problematic, magnesium gets excreted through our urine instead, which is the basis of magnesium-wasting disease.

Magnesium The Ultimate Heart and Diabetic Medicine

Little do we appreciate that Insulin is not just responsible for regulating sugar entry into the cells but also magnesium. There is a strong relationship between magnesium and insulin action. Magnesium is essential for the effectiveness of Insulin. A reduction of magnesium in the cells strengthens insulin resistance. Low serum and intracellular magnesium concentrations are also associated with impaired glucose tolerance and decreased insulin secretion.

Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity, thus lowering insulin resistance. Without magnesium, our pancreaswon’t secrete enough Insulin–or the Insulin it secretes won’t be efficient enough to control our blood sugar. Magnesium is an essential cofactor for enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism, so anything threatening magnesium levels threatens overall metabolism.

Let us Not Forget About Iodine Like Doctors Do

Dr. Michael Donaldson says that “Iodine stabilizes the heart rhythm, lowers serum cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, and is known to make the blood thinner as well, judging by longer clotting times seen by clinicians. Iodine is not only good for the cardiovascular system; it is vital. Sufficient Iodine is needed for a stable rhythmic heartbeat. Iodine, directly or indirectly, can normalize serum cholesterol levels and normalize blood pressure. Iodine attaches to insulin receptors and improves glucose metabolism, which is good news for people with diabetes. Iodine and iodine-rich foods have long been used as a treatment for hypertension and cardiovascular disease; yet, modern randomized studies examining the effects of Iodine on cardiovascular disease have not been carried out.”


The following paragraphs sustain the title about medical stupidity. The hard medical science about magnesium could save millions of lives if modern medicine paid attention, which it will not, no matter what I or anyone says. Medical science can be precise, but we are all being taken for fools and terrorized by doctors who will not do the most straightforward Google searches.

It is incredible how stupid and self-deceived most mainstream medical doctors are. Fortunately, not all doctors are like this. But the open, receptive ones have to lie low, or their heads will be had by local medical boards who enforce the iron rules of pharmaceutical medicine.

How many people pay the ultimate price or spend the rest of their lives suffering does not matter. Meaning too many doctors, health officials, and medical organizations seem to enjoy being stupid as long as they make enough money. It is their way or the highway in terms of suggested medical treatment. That’s the way it is with vaccines, and that’s the way it is with cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

The heads of pharmaceutical companies and the top people in the medical, industrial complex are complete animals. They are miles beyond the simple lone-wolf psychopaths and sociopaths. Modern psychology has no definitions that come close to describing the insane nature of the people who dominate the world of medicine. I call them pharmaceutical and medical terrorists. It is time to be brutal about such things. Yet no matter what, no words are strong enough to bring these people down.

In the studies carried out in China and Japan, those who ate the most white rice were 55% more likely to develop diabetes than those who ate the least.[x]

White foods are poisons because they are stripped of minerals in their processing, stripped of magnesium!

[i] Yokota K, Kato M, Lister F, et al. Clinical efficacy of magnesium supplementation in patients with type 2 diabetes. J Am Coll Nutr. 2004 Oct;23(5):506S-9S.

[ii] Nadler JL, Buchanan T, Natarajan R, Antonipillai I, Bergman R, Rude R: Magnesium deficiency produces insulin resistance and increased thromboxane synthesis. Hypertension 21:1024–1029, 1993

[iii] Paolisso G, Scheen A, D’Onofrio F, Lefebvre P: Magnesium and glucose homeostasis. Diabetologia 33:511–514, 1990[Medline]

[iv] Ma J, Folsom AR, Melnick SL, Eckfeldt JH, Sharrett AR, Nabulsi AA, Hutchinson RG, Metcalf PA: Associations of serum and dietary magnesium with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, insulin, and carotid wall thickness: the ARIC study. J Clin Epidemiol 48:927–940, 1985

[v] Resnick LM, Gupta RK, Gruenspan H, Alderman MH, Laragh JH: Hypertension and peripheral insulin resistance: possible mediating role of intracellular free magnesium. Am J Hypertens 3:373–379, 1990[Medline]

[vi] Rubenowitz E, Axelsson G, Rylander R: Magnesium and calcium in drinking water and death from acute myocardial infarction in women. Epidemiology 1999; 10:31-36

[vii] “Dietary Magnesium and C-reactive Protein Levels,” Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 24, No. 3, 166-171 (2005).

[viii] Jaffe R MD. “How to Know if You are Magnesium Deficient: 75% of Americans Are” (transcript), 06/16/05,

[ix] Hruby 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.


Hi, I'm Dr. Mark Sircus, AC., OMD, DM (P), a doctor and writer of more than 23 books that have sold over 80,000 copies all over the world. My first major book was "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy" which afforded me the title of "Magnesium Man." It has been translated into five languages and has reduced the suffering of many people.

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