As with selenium, regions with low magnesium
levels in soil and drinking water, and the same for selenium
show higher cancer rates. Egypt records one of the lower rates
of cancer with only about 10% of that in Europe and America.
Countries such as these show ten times more magnesium in the
Magnesium can also, apparently, make an
enormous difference to the health of our hearts. A lack of it
can cause the heart muscle to spasm or cramp. Magnesium helps
the muscles to relax and low levels in the body can cause
fibrillation to constriction of
the arteries, angina, and instant death.
Paul Mason claimed -
"Magnesium deficiency appears to have
caused eight million
coronary deaths in America during the period"
A study of 2,182 men over ten years found that those eating
magnesium-low diets had a 50% higher risk of sudden death from
heart attacks than those eating one-third more magnesium.
Strokes, angina (chest pain) or heart surgery were less
prevalent in high magnesium eaters.
It is very hard to get the high levels of magnesium that the
body requires through oral supplements. The reason is that taken
orally magnesium can easily cause diarrhea. A better way to get
the large amounts that our bodies require is transdermally. This
can be in the form of
Magnesium chloride solutions gained from
sea water. It can take up to four months to get the magnesium
levels to where they should be. Also magnesium taken with
iodine can create more powerful
Magnesium is routinely used in emergency
rooms to save lives in cases of cardiac arrest as well as for
So it seems that, if what they are telling us
is right, magnesium can be used as a preventative medicine, a
long term treatment for some serious and chronic illnesses or as
a life saver in an emergency room.
Perhaps magnesium at least deserves some further investigation.