Magnesium and Insomnia

I suffered from insomnia since 2006 when my late husband passed away.  I would go to bed so tired and actually sleep for about an hour.  Then I would wake up and be awake for the rest of the night.  By the morning, I was so exhausted, I could hardly get out of bed.  I was always grumpy and had little incentive to do anything and had to really push myself to do my work.  It was debilitating and frustrating and I became really depressed from it.  This was apart from all the other niggling conditions I was contracting.  The insomnia though, was the worst symptom I had and after years of not sleeping, it was affecting my health.

The symptoms of insomnia are as follows:
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night.
  • Waking up after an hour or two and staying awake.
  • Waking up numerous times during the night.
  • Waking up too early in the morning.
  • Feeling tired and not refreshed after a night’s sleep.
  • Falling asleep during the day.
  • Being tense, irritable, depressed and anxious.
  • Having brain fog.
  • Difficulty in focusing.
  • Short attention span.
  • Memory loss.
  • Making mistakes at work.
  • Loss of incentive and drive.
asleep at deskDoes watching TV help?

All I could do was watch TV or do some work on the computer which didn’t really help.  In fact, it is thought that watching a flickering screen will actually stimulate your mind and keep it active, which is not what you want.  You will probably fall asleep watching TV if you don’t suffer from insomnia, but if you have trouble sleeping, you will likely soon wake up again, which is what I found.   But I suppose an hour or two is better than nothing.  Having the radio on was more relaxing for me, especially if soft music was playing.

Sleep is so important

Sleep is as important as eating healthily and exercising regularly.  If you don’t sleep well, your body will start to succumb to all kinds of conditions such as heart disease.  Our lives are so stressful now, it is hard to switch off when you go to bed.  Thinking of what you have to do in the morning, making mental lists of all your jobs for the coming day and week, mulling over money problems or stressing over your lovelife.

Wind down before bed

One thing you can do is to wind down before you go to bed.  That means turning the TV and computer off for an hour or two.  TVs and computers emit blue light which makes our brains think it’s daytime.  This means the natural sleep cycle get disrupted.  So why not read a book or do something relaxing to calm your mind.

nerdy glassesHow about some glasses!

Yes I know, turning the TV off early is something most of us won’t do, especially when our favourite programs always seem to be on late.  There is another alternative, buy yourself a pair of blue-blocking glasses and wear them for an hour or two before bedtime.

Dimmer switches even!

If you can’t be bothered with the glasses, try putting dimmer switches on your lights and dim them down an hour or two before bed.  Don’t put any lights on except the dimmed ones.  Make sure your bedroom is completely dark with no lights being emitted from anywhere and that includes the alarm clock and any other electronic devices that have little lights on them.   Even the moon can make your bedroom too bright for sleeping so make sure you have heavy curtains or blinds at the windows.  It’s surprising how much light can flood a bedroom with just the smallest of light sources.

the root causeNow lets look at the root cause of insomnia

All the above will help, but you shouldn’t have to be doing all these actions, going to sleep at night should happen naturally without the help of glasses, dimmer switches and blackout curtains.

Lets look at the root cause of the problem.  There is something that you’re lacking which is probably causing your insomnia.  Those who don’t have insomnia will likely not be affected by lights, the TV or any other source.  They just fall to sleep naturally when it’s bedtime.  But how many of the population have the luxury of sleeping like a log most nights?

The Guardian reported on a Gt Britain sleep survey:

“The Great British Sleep Survey interviewed 11,129 adults earlier this year. It found that, of those who had trouble sleeping, 55% reported having relationship difficulties as a result, while 77% reported issues of concentration, 64% said they were less productive at work, 83% reported problems with their mood and 93% with energy levels.”

It’s the last two figures that are interesting. It could be a coincidence but these figures are very similar to the estimated levels of magnesium (Mg) deficiency in the general population and it gets worse year on year.  The reports of 83% having mood problems and 93% suffering from low energy levels, is particularly telling.  A Mg deficiency will show many, many symptoms but low energy levels, depression, anxiety and tension are the most common and can herald the start of a serious deficiency.

Some symptoms of Mg deficiency include:
How many do you suffer from?

Take a good look at this list and ask yourself, do you suffer from any these conditions.  If you do then you’re missing out on a mineral that could make all the difference to your health and quality of life.  Insomnia is just one of the symptoms that can be alleviated by taking a good quality Mg supplement and making sure you have a healthy diet.

milk excessWatch your calcium intake

Some old wives tales need to be kicked to the curb as well, such as drinking milk before bedtime.  This may be a nice drink but taking an amount of calcium before bed will not help you relax.  Calcium is the mineral of contraction, magnesium is the mineral of relaxation.  One of my relatives used to drink a pint of milk on top of a bowlful of cereals before bed.  He used to get terrible cramps in the night so often that he had trouble sleeping.  The amount of calcium in that milk and also the cereals would be very high, approximately 1000mg.  This is way over the amount of Ca needed for the day, let alone having this amount in one go at night.  No wonder he was having cramps.  Despite being sceptical, he did stop the habit and his cramps stopped too.

Calcium the contraction mineral

If you look at the above list, you can see that many of the conditions display some form of contraction, tightness, tension, anxiety, stiffness and stress.  This is a sign of too much Ca and not enough Mg in the body.  Unless Ca and Mg are balanced then Ca will not be controlled adequately.  Apart from keeping Ca out of the cells, Mg also keeps Ca dissolved Ca:Mgin the blood. Otherwise it will migrate to parts of the body where it shouldn’t be like the soft tissues and muscles. Too much Ca without the protection of Mg can irritate delicate nerve cells causing neurological conditions.  Mg keeps Ca out of the cells but if Ca is allowed to stay in the cell it will excite it and kill it.  That’s what happens when we die, Ca floods the cells and this starts the process of rigor mortis, the stiffening of the body after death.

Our diet is full of calcium

Today’s diet is full of Ca but lacking in Mg and this is causing an epidemic of Mg deficiency and associated conditions and diseases because of it.  One of those conditions is insomnia.  Another life threatening disease is Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries which can lead to heart disease and damage of peripheral arteries.

Mg glassMagnesium is vital

If you do have insomnia, there’s a good chance you will have some of the other symptoms associated with a Mg deficiency.  Get yourself onto a good quality Mg supplement such as ReMag, Ionic Magnesium, Mg Citrate powder or the topically applied Ancient Minerals.   Your mood will lighten and you will sleep better and after a week or two you will notice more benefits such as fewer headaches, reduction of muscle spasms and cramps.  You will also be protecting your cardiovascular system from further damage from calcification.Ches Power

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Drug Side Effects – Trust me I’m a doctor!

This is part two (see part 1 here) of an ongoing article about overmedication by drug pushing doctors, drug side effects and Big Pharma who seem to be at the hub of almost anything to do with health and not in a good way.  Big Pharma’s corruption is having a knock on effect across the whole of the medical fraternity and the public need to stop being so trusting and start asking questions!

I have come to the conclusion that the problems my family have gone through when it comes to their health, is quite normal with all families across the nation suffering similarly and periodically from malpractice, overmedication and misdiagnosis.  This I blame on the healthcare  system which seems to be run by the pharmaceutical companies and not the medical profession.  Below I list all the instances which I deem to be not an acceptable way to treat my family or any other person who has to rely on a medic or hospital to treat their condition.

BP cartoonPrescribed overdose!

One of the 2 sufferers of really high blood pressure (R) was given a new prescription.  On reading the pamphlet inside the packet, R noticed that the dose prescribed was over the maximum dose allowed!  He contacted his doctor and pointed this out and the doctor said he hadn’t noticed, but just keep taking the maximum dose.  If R hadn’t been diligent about reading the dose restrictions he would have been prescribed an overdose of this serious drug!

A London specialist

R has had his blood pressure problem since he was in his teens.  He was so fed up with taking all the BP drugs with none of them relieving his ridiculously high hypertension that he decided to go private.  He has had two strokes and just been diagnosed with diabetes.  R lives in Scotland and travelled all the way to London to see Dr Melvin Lobo a hypertension specialist who works at “Barts” otherwise known as St Bartholomew’s hospital.  When Dr Lobo looked at R’s BP readings he was aghast.  R’s records said “elevated blood pressure”.  The specialist said it was an understatement and it’s a wonder that R was still alive.  This BP reading, he said, was lethal and deadly.  Believe it or not R was relieved and said it was the first time that a doctor actually seemed to be understanding of the seriousness of his hypertension problems and the health conditions that went with it.

clonidine patchesThe specialist recommends a ‘patch’ for R’s BP

The specialist recommended a new ‘patch’ for his blood pressure which actually releases a drug slowly over a long period.  The patches were very expensive but R got them from the Lloyds pharmacy at Barts for £25 for a pack of 4.  They really worked well for R and he felt much better and was quite excited about getting his BP problem under control.  The specialist said he would write a letter to R’s doctor in Scotland, asking that R be referred to a specialist colleague of his near to where R lived.

R’s doctor is uncooperative

On returning to Scotland R went straight to see his doctor who said that he would not refer him to Dr Lobo’s specialist colleague, nor would he prescribe the patches.  When R asked why, the doctor said it was not in his remit.

Now R is having to look around himself to try and obtain some of these patches that really help his condition.  His doctor has been next to useless and seems unsympathetic to the fact the R has had this problem for all of his adult life.  Why won’t he refer R to the specialist?  R is exasperated and depressed about his condition and who can blame him.  It seems that even his doctor is not interested in helping him be well again.  R is on 9 different medications.  The patches, if he can get them, will cost £270 for 2 months supply! For those who are interested, the last 5 readings for R’s blood pressure have been as follows:   205/123, 175/113, 197/115, 204/122 and 190/119  Would you consider his 4 different hypertensive medications are controlling his hypertension?

getting older“What do you expect at your age?”

Not included in this review of my family’s health, both my Mum and Dad who are now deceased, had bad experiences with doctors and hospitals.  Dad went to the doctor with a digestive problem and the doctor sent him packing with the remark: ” What do you expect at your age?”  He was sent home with no treatment and no advice.  I wanted to complain but Dad didn’t want a fuss saying:  “He’s right, what can I expect at my age.”  Dad’s condition got worse.  He became depressed and his quality of life plumeted.  He died in hospital two years later.  He had colon cancer, a pulmonary embolism and an aneurysm.  The hospital would not treat him because of his age.  If two years earlier the doctor had tried to help him rather than sending him away as though he was a nuisance, Dad’s last years may have been more pleasant.  I totally blame Dad’s doctor, I think he was unfeeling and negligent.

Ignored by her doctor

Mum was on thyroxin at the time of Dad’s illness and unbeknowns to us, she stopped taking it.  This affected her mentally and she started having signs of dementia.  When Dad died, we found out about her not taking her medication.  We took her to the doctors to get her a new prescription and found out she was on a repeat prescription, which she hadn’t filled for months.  Nobody from the doctor’ s surgery had even bothered to check up on her to ask why she was not getting her prescriptions.  They knew she had lost Dad recently.  Stopping thyroxin is known to produce dementia and depression and that’s exactly what Mum had.  I blame her doctor’s surgery (the same as Dad’s) for not checking their vulnerable patients.  Our family diagnosed that she had pseudo-dementia which is, in effect, depression.  It is very common with those that have lost a life partner.  Mum and Dad had been married for 69 years!  We told the doctor what Mum was suffering from and he prescribed a low dose of an anti-depressant.  It helped Mum’s mood but she was never the same after losing Dad.

negligence

Killed by hospital negligence

Xmas 2013, Mum broke her hip in a fall and was taken to hospital (once the ambulance deigned to turn up).  She was operated on and after the operation, aspirated when she was sick from the anaesthetic.  She should have been monitored but when we found her on a visit, she was slumped with her bedding in a mess from being sick.  A patient opposite who was worried for her, was pressing the emergency button continously for 15 minutes but nobody came.  We had to go and find a nurse as the alarm was being ignored.  Mum never fully regained consciousness.

On constant watch

Our family were on constant watch, because the nursing staff kept forgetting to refill her pain medication (morphine) or they didn’t have time.  We would turn up and find Mum moaning, obviously in pain.  She was semi-conscious some of the time.  Forgetting her medication was a common occurance so the family had a rota to visit all times of the day and night to check on her.  On the one night none of us could get there, Mum died which is something that plays on my mind.  We weren’t there for her at the end.

Aspiration Pneumonia

She died of aspiration pneumonia, the result of her aspirating vomit, which is, in my mind, negligence on the part of the hospital.  It was over the Xmas period and there was a staff shortage but it’s still their responsibility.  Aspiration pneumonia is a very common cause of death with elderly patients, but avoidable with the correct care.  Did your loved one die in hospital of this avoidable condition?

Unnecesary visits to hospital!
Small calcification on wrist

I took one of my family members (S) to Hereford hospital a total of 7 times before she had a simple operation for removing a small calcified lump from her wrist.  A visit for a consultation, a visit for a scan, a visit for an xray, a visit for another scan, a visit for a test, a visit for a preoperative test and another preoperative visit because the operation was cancelled.  What a waste of time, money and resources.  Why not do this in one, or at the most, two visits?

A painful and unnecessary act

On one of those visits, a medic came into the consulting room and said she would try and get liquid out of the calcification.  It was obvious to a 5 year old that this bony lump would not yield any liquid.  Nevertheless, she plunged a huge needle into it and poor S winced and nearly fainted.  She had to lay down for a while which I think was inconvenient because we were encroaching on another patient’s time quota.  It was a completely unnecessary act and would have saved pain, time, money and resources if it wasn’t done at all.  It did not instill confidence in S either, it just made her more nervous for her next visit.  I can only think that this medic thought to practice her needle skills on S, there is no other reason to do this unnecessary procedure.  Also, she should have asked permission before proceeding.

The surgeon who operated on the lump said it would most likely return.  It hasn’t.  Why is this?  Because S now takes adequate Mg every day, which will prevent further calcifications.  Why doesn’t the surgeon or doctor advise this supplement to halt further calcifications?  They either don’t know what Mg does or they don’t care.  Perhaps they are guaranteeing their future patients!

Overmedicated!

Twelve of my relatives take numerous prescription drugs for various conditions and diseases.  How many of these drugs are causing harm to my family.  All 7 of those taking hypertensive drugs are being over medicated in my opinion.  These drugs have some serious side effects not least kidney disease.  If you read my last post, I covered the dreaded statins which have been given to 4 of my family.  I explain why they are dangerous and what they actually do to the body.  I also explain how magnesium does the job better and naturally reduces LDL “bad” cholesterol and increases HDL “good”cholesterol.

Lastly, me and hubbie

Neither myself or my husband take any form of prescription drugs and have not seen a doctor since our last hapless visits which I document below.  Is it a coincidence that we seem to be in good health, especially as we’re in our sixties?  In my post about ‘white coat syndrome’ you can read how easy it is to get sucked into taking a hypertensive drug when it may not be necessary.

My last visit to the doctors

The last time I saw a doctor, I was referred to Hereford hospital by one of the practice doctors.  Her bedside manner was atrocious.  She really put the frighteners on when she indicated that I could be at death’s door and needed to be referred immediately!  The hospital specialist wanted to do a biopsy for cancer.  There was a nurse standing by justhospital parking listening and without warning she said “You don’t have to accept the treatment you know”.  I looked at her and detected a slight negative movement of her head.   I refused the treatment.  Once I had convinced the specialist that no way would I be having a biopsy, he admitted to me that he had had a similar problem and that it was very rare for this problem to escalate to cancer!  I then asked this specialist if he had a biopsy done.  “Definitely not!” he said resolutely.

Hospital visits and tests

There have been negative reports on such tests as biopsies, excisions, blood tests and the like and I had the distinct feeling that this test was a ‘dogma’ procedure and I wasn’t going to get on the treadmill of constant visits to the hospital, with perhaps a misdiagnosis leading to a litany of tests, pharmaceutical drugs etc..  I’d rather take my chances and treat myself with natural remedies. This was apart from the expense because the hospital is 75 minutes away and the hospital parking fees are enormous.  I really don’t know how patients needing regular visits, afford the parking fees, apart from the hours waiting around. Hospitals are so disorganised!

A visit to an eye hospital

My husband had a small fleck in his left eye that appeared one day.  His doctor thought it should be checked out to make sure it wasn’t anything serious.  An appointment was made at the local eye hospital in Hereford.  Instruction were given to take a high quality photograph of the iris so the fleck could be seen in more detail.

Small fleck in eye

Hubbie went in and gave his notes to the receptionist and was asked to sit down.  When his name was called he was taken to another area and given an eye test before going to another room where someone put eye drops in his eyes.  Being a little perplexed about having eye drops for a photograph, he was then taken to another room where various lights were shone his eyes.  By this time he knew something was wrong and asked why he needed all this fuss for a photograph.  The nurse gasped with surprise and he was then given more eye drops to try and reverse the first lot.  That didn’t work and hubbie had to wait in the waiting room all afternoon for the eye drops to wear off so that his iris was back to normal for the photograph.

This is a prime example of a hospital blunder and you can understand how patients are actually damaged or even killed when the wrong treatment is given or the patient is overtreated.  There is no excuse, it was just a case of not bothering to read the notes.

My husband’s last visit

My husband’s last visit to the doctor was when he had an ear infection.  He knew it was a fungal infection because he put a sample of what was in his ear, on our microscope and he recognised the fungus as being ‘aspergillis sp’.  He went to the doctor to get an anti fungal treatment and when the prescription was made up it turned out to be an antibiotic, which was completely the wrong remedy.  He threw it away and medicated himself with an over the counter treatment known as ‘Canistan ear drops’ with an active ingredient of ’Clotrimazole’ an anti fungal treatment.  The condition cleared up completely within a few days and it hasn’t returned.  Needless to say, he hasn’t returned to the doctor either.

Mahatma Gandhi quote

Mahatma Gandhi once said “I have endeavoured to show that there is no real service of humanity in the profession of medicine and that it is injurious to mankind.”  This is such a profound statement from  a humanitarian who practised nonviolence and truth in all situations and encouraged others to do the same.
Ches PowerAn article by Dr Mercola used the word “Pharmageddon” explaining the word to mean “the prospect of a world in which medicines and medicine produce more ill-health than health and when medical progress does more harm than good”

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Drug Side Effects

Big Pharma Death by Medicine

I have been reading a book by Dr Carolyn Dean, based on a review ‘Death by Medicine’ done in 2006.  As the title suggests, modern medicine is now causing more harm than good with drugs being administered willy nilly by medical practioners, prompted by the greedy efforts of big pharma.  Doctors do not have the time to go through every drug that comes onto the market and believe you me the numbers are staggering.  Their only recourse is to trust that the pharmaceutical companies that are touting drugs, have the patients’ best interests at heart.  But they must know, as do we, that Big Pharma has become unscrupulous when it comes to profits, with many suffering and dying because of it.  The medical profession has to get its head out of the sand and stand up for their patients!

An independent review

This independent review of government approved medicine was done in 2006.  Professors Gary Null and Dorothy Smith with Dr. Carolyn Dean, Dr Martin Feldman and Dr Debora Rasio titled the report “Death by Medicine”.  The researchers found that America’s leading cause of death is not cancer or heart disease but conventional medicine.  Iatrogenic deaths (deaths caused by doctors and/or medical treatments) were found to be in one year, 783,936.

prescribed drugsWhat are the figures now in 2017?

We’re talking about back in the early century.  What on earth will the figure be now, in 2017.  They did predict that over the course of a decade, these iatrogenic deaths would total around 7.8 million “more than all the casualties from all the wars fought by the US throughout its entire history”.  The researcher’s report concluded “Only 10-20% of all procedures used in medical practice have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trial.”   Further they stated “There are no mechanisms in place to limit dissemination of technologies regardless of their clinical value”.  This review concentrated on US figures but there’s no reason to suppose that the figures would greatly deviate from country to country, especially in the so called technological and medically superior western world.

How is my family’s health faring?

I decided to try and relate this problem to my own family.  Generally I would consider that they are reasonably healthy, but when I looked into the diseases and conditions my close family members have and the meds. they were on, it was quite staggering.  Also, I don’t suppose I know all their ills, especially the older members who are quite stalwart and don’t air their problems easily.

deluded patientYou’re not a doctor!

I’ve listed below, in alphabetical order, all the conditions 13 family members have.  Their ages range from 22 – 82 years and there are 5 females and 8 males.  I have persuaded two of them to take a Mg supplement because most of these conditions are symptoms of a Mg deficiency.  The males in the family are very sceptical of Mg’s merits and one said to me “You’re not a doctor, how do you know?”  I challenged him to ask his doctor what he knew about Mg!  In fact, I challenge you the reader to ask your doctor what Mg does for the body and see how he/she replies.

Research and question everything

In this day and age, it seems to be advantageous not to be a doctor.  That way you will have an open mind when doing your research and won’t be encumbered with dogma and paradigms which the medical fraternity seem to be rife with.  Also, you will not be in the clutches of the pharmaceutical industry!  By the way, those two family members who are taking Mg have improved their health with one of them being completely clear of all the 5 symptoms suffered before the Mg supplement which she now takes on a daily basis.

Well, here’s the list which amounts to 51 ailments suffered, which I think is quite extensive when shared between just 12 people:

Blood pressure
  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • B12 deficiency x 3
  • Bronchitis x 2
  • Calcification of hand
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cholesterol – Statins x 4
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Enlarged liver – no alcohol involved
  • Fibroids causing stomach pain
  • Fibromyalgia

    plantar fasciitis
  • Gout
  • Hypertension x 7
  • Hypothyroidism
  • IBS
  • Kidney pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • OCD
  • Obesity
  • Plantar fasciitis – heel spur – calcification
  • Pulmonary edema

    Varicose Veins
    Varicose veins
  • Quadruple bypass
  • Strangulated hernia
  • Stroke x 4
  • Stutter
  • Ulcerated colitis
  • Varicose veins
  • Wheat intolerance
  • Unidentified body stiffness
  • Unidentified dizziness/feeling drunk
  • Unidentified Ear problem
  • Unidentified heart problem
Unnecessary hypertensive drugs

7 family members are on hypertensive drugs.  Out of those, 5 members have slightly elevated blood pressure, easily controlled with a Mg supplement but these members are following doctors’ orders and taking drugs.  The other two have serious blood pressure problems, one of which has suffered hypertension since a teenager and is now in his sixties.  They are both on 4 different types of blood pressure medication including diuretics, which can cause dehydration and consequently high blood pressure.  It’s not surprising that their blood pressure is as serious as ever.  Obviously the drugs aren’t working and could be doing more harm than good.

4 are on statins

4 family members are on statins.  Here is what Dr Sinatra says about statins, he is an eminent cardiologist: “Statin drugs can have horrific side effects. I’ve seen side effects across the board. I’ve seen weakness of the limbs, weakness of the hands. I’ve seen almost like a pre-Alzheimer’s condition where people literally forget who they are. We call it, “total global amnesia.” I’ve seen difficulty with vision, I’ve seen liver problems, I’ve seen kidney problems, polyneuropathy-I’ve seen it all. Why? Because I’m a cardiologist and I see the side effects of statins that other physicians give patients and they come to me to get them off statins and they use lifestyle changes instead.”

Overmedicated statin drugs

Statins is just one of the drugs which are overmedicated and it is one of the biggest sellers of all time giving very extensive profits to the drug companies.  The drug has been proven to be dangerous but still it is prescribed in the millions according to webmd, with Crestor  (rosuvastatin) manufactured by AstraZeneca, prescribed around 21.4 million times per month in the US and netting sales, of $5.9 billion, up to 2014.

Mg glassMagnificent Magnesium

I would therefore like to just explain how Mg does the job Statins are supposed to do.  The difference is, it does it naturally and more efficiently with no side effects, using the body’s natural processes.

Statins versus Mg

Statins are being prescribed now by so many doctors and the majority really don’t know how these statins work and the side effects they create.  What I do know from my research is that statins actually turn off a regulating enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase.  HMG-CoA is one of the 700+ enzymes that magnesium controls.  With the addition of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), Mg-ATP regulates this enzyme and controls cholesterol production.  Magnesium also raises the level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol whilst lowering  LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

Mg-ATP

When Mg-ATP activates HMG-CoA, it regulates the production of mevalonate, a fatty acid derivative which allows cholesterol to be synthesised.  When there is enough cholesterol for the body’s needs, Mg-ATP will control the enzyme and mevalonate production will stop or reduce.

Mg v statinsStatins

What statins do is stop and poison the enzyme so production of mevalonate ceases.  This is why cholesterol is reduced so effectively with statins.  But to permanently inhibit the production of cholesterol is foolish and dangerous.  The body has this enzyme for a reason.

Inadequate Mg-ATP

If there is not adequate Mg-ATP in the body to regulate HMG-CoA, mevalonate production will not be regulated and cholesterol levels will be out of control.  On the other hand if cholesterol is halted, which is what statins do, it will impede the production of important substances in the body such as the sex hormones and the adrenal corticosteroids.  These are derived from cholesterol through a number of enzyme dependent steps, as is the production of vitamin D in response to sunlight exposure.   Again, Mg is vital for all these processes because the enzymes necessary are dependent on Mg for activatation.  By the way, statin drugs actually deplete Mg further from a patient who will already be low in Mg unless a supplement is taken.

in a nutshellIn a nutshell

Don’t forget, cholesterol is essential for our brain and body.  25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in your brain, where it plays important roles.  So in a nutshell:

  • Statins inhibit the production of cholesterol.
  • Mg-ATP regulates the production of cholesterol.
  • Statins are toxic to the body.
  • Mg-ATP is vital and natural to the body.
  • Statins will produce side effects that can kill you!
  • Mg-ATP has no side effects.
  • As a bonus, Mg activates another enzyme LCAT (lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase), which converts LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol.  In other words, Mg actually increases HDL “good” cholesterol while decreasing LDL “bad” cholesterol!

Which treatment do you think is the better choice?

Ches PowerIn part two, I will go through all the problems my family members have encountered whilst being treated by their doctor or in hospital.  All I can say is, if we have had so many bad incidences from just a few people (13 plus my late parents, myself and hubbie), how many other families are suffering such health blunders and being overmedicated?

Signs of Kidney Problems

1 in 3Those with the first signs of kidney problems will nearly always have a magnesium deficiency.  But if you do suffer from kidney disease, the medical profession will tell you that you must NOT take magnesium.  It is paradoxical that a disease that can be caused by a Mg deficiency cannot be treated with Mg!  This doesn’t make sense to me, unless you have complete kidney failure.  If your kidneys are working then I don’t know why Mg, under guidance, should not be administered. Continue reading Signs of Kidney Problems

What’s White Coat Hypertension?

 

The first time I came across the question – what’s white coat hypertension, I was in the doctors waiting to have my blood pressure taken.  I had recently moved to a new area and the doctor’s surgery had a policy of giving all new patients a check up to make sure you were healthy and didn’t need to go straight onto a drug!  I’m sorry if I sound cynical but I do feel sometimes, that drugs are pushed onto us when a natural treatment would be more effective, have no side effects and prove to be much cheaper. Continue reading What’s White Coat Hypertension?