Magnesium Deficiency: The Source of Most Modern Chronic Illness?

Old-Thinker News | November 5, 2011

By Daniel Taylor

To be in good health is a true blessing, and without proper nutrition a foundation for health cannot be built. I found this out the hard way. For several years I experienced severe fatigue daily, along with muscle spasms, weak teeth, shortness of breath, anxiety and generally not feeling well. I started to conduct research on the unpleasant assortment of symptoms that I was experiencing, and I repeatedly came across information on the essential element called magnesium. It turns out that the majority of Americans (80% or more) are magnesium deficient due to poor diet and soil depletion. Every symptom that I had was a sign of magnesium deficiency. Upon further research I discovered magnesium oil, which is easily absorbed – more so than pill form – through the skin via Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. After using the oil for several months, all of the symptoms have disappeared.

If i had gone to a doctor, instead of doing my own research, I likely would have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or some other illness that would be “treated” with drugs dispensed from the Medical-Industrial Complex, masking the underlying nutritional deficiency. In my research I have found that nearly every symptom of magnesium deficiency has a specific corresponding pharmaceutical drug to “treat” it. The monetary impact to drug companies – in the event that widespread attention was given to Transdermal Magnesium Therapy – would be monumental.

Other than myself, I have family who have personally experienced the healing power of magnesium. Among other things, chronic indigestion and heart palpitations have been eliminated. Prescription drugs have been thrown out. Magnesium oil has been nothing short of a miracle for me, and I hope that this information will be helpful for those who read this report. I urge everyone who reads on to do their own research and take whatever course of action you feel necessary for your personal needs.

The Medical Industrial Complex

As we have covered, large foundations, namely the Carnegie and Rockefeller enterprises, are largely responsible for creating the industrial society that we have today. The medical establishment is no exception. “Their numerous projects and the unprecedented scope of their financial and institutional resources shaped the development of culture and the production of knowledge in the United States,” writes Dr. Lily E. Kay. Our modern schooling system – also a product of the large foundations – does not teach the history of foundations in molding our society. Thus the process of invisible power is exercised on an unaware population. We see its effects, but the source remains unknown to the majority outside of certain professional classes, who remain compartmentalized. The “wide view” of society and its many issues is lost on many and we see the world through a straw.

The modern medical establishment is another product of the Carnegie/Rockefeller combine. As with the modern schooling system that they created, the modern medical system was designed to support the industrial society that the captains of industry forged – and to ensure the elite’s dominance into the future.

The Rockefeller family’s first philanthropic investment was the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, founded in 1901 with the guidance of Frederick Taylor Gates. It was the Rockefeller/Carnegie empire that led the overhaul of the American Medical Establishment in the early 1900’s. As author and researcher G. Edward Griffin notes in his book World Without Cancer, this overhaul was necessary. However, he warns that we need to investigate who initiated it and the motives that they held.

One of the ways in which this combine directed the medical establishment, and continues to do so today, was with the heavy influence of grant money. E Richard Brown writes in Rockefeller Medicine Men that,

“Medical researchers may be free of the influence of the medical commodity marketplace, but to win fame and fortune they must obey the rules of the medical research funds ‘market.’ Their dependence on foundation and government funding agencies restricts the range of problems and methods they may investigate and constrains their creative intellectual processes as well.”

Thus, writes Brown, “…a growing interest group within the corporate class has a direct financial stake in the dominance of technological medicine.”

The Magnesium Miracle

The essential, naturally occurring mineral called magnesium certainly does not fit into the world of technological medicine. While its effect on human beings health is often ignored by modern medicine in diagnosing illness, its importance cannot be understated. Dr. Mark Sircus, author of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy comments on the entrenched mindset of modern medicine,

“The pharmaceutical paradigm (agenda) just does not want its practitioners to see what is really the underlying cause of many of the dramatic diseases humanity is facing today; it does not want them to see, even though the evidence and studies are everywhere, that magnesium deficiency is a primary cause of the vast majority of chronic diseases and cancer.”

It was called the “Beautiful Mineral” by the Chinese, and for good reason. In his book, Dr. Sircus documents the science behind magnesium and why it is so essential for our health. In fact, writes Sircus, without magnesium, there wouldn’t be much life at all on earth. He writes,

“The capture of light energy from the sun is magnesium-dependent… Magnesium is the element that causes plants to be able to convert light into energy… The whole basis of life and the food chain is seen in the sunlight-chlorophyll-magnesium chain…”

While magnesium is clearly vital for life, it is another mineral called calcium that has been given the spotlight. The majority of Americans eat a disproportionate ratio of calcium to magnesium. It is this distorted relation between the two that Dr. Sircus believes – and well documents – is responsible for a large percentage of chronic illness. “A healthy cell has a high magnesium and low calcium level… calcium becomes increasingly toxic in the face of any kind of magnesium deficiency…” writes Sircus.

If you suffer from muscle cramps, twitching eye lids, and generally tense body tissue, chances are that you have a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium and calcium have two different functions. Calcium is used when the muscles contract, and magnesium relaxes them.

Magnesium deficiency symptoms

Dr. Sircus documents the National Institute of Health’s list of magnesium deficiency symptoms:

Early symptoms include one or more of: irritability, anxiety (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette syndrome), anorexia, fatigue, insomnia, and muscle twitching. Other symptoms include apathy, confusion, poor memory, poor attention and the reduced ability to learn.

Moderate deficiency symptoms can consist of the above and possibly rapid heartbeat, irregular heartbeat and other cardiovascular changes (some being lethal).

Severe deficiency symptoms can include one or more of the above symptoms; or more severe symptoms including full body tingling, numbness, a sustained contraction of the muscles along with hallucinations and delirium, (including depression) and finally dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease).

In the increasingly toxic environment that we live in, magnesium is taking on an even more important role through its ability to detoxify the human body of heavy metals and toxins. Mercury, Fluoride and other toxins are assaulting our bodies every day. Without sufficient levels of magnesium in our bodies, our shields are down.

General nutrition is vital to good health, and magnesium is one of the foundational nutrients that our bodies need to perform well over 300 biochemical processes. As Codex Alimentarius and other tyrannical measures from the FDA crack down on supplements, everyone should take advantage of the availability of magnesium oil and other vital dietary supplements while we still can. Do yourself a favor and look into magnesium oil and transdermal magnesium therapy. I know from experience that it works.

There are a few sources of magnesium oil to choose from. I personally use Magnesoothe (featured in the video above). Another source is Ancient Minerals.

27 Comments on "Magnesium Deficiency: The Source of Most Modern Chronic Illness?"

  1. The curriculum in medical school needs to include just how crucial magnesium is for people, but then the pharmaceutical companies would not like that.

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  4. I recommend a hair test, because it an be dangerous to intake certain minerals/vitamins and not understand the ratios. Also a person may or may not be deficient in a certain mineral and disrupt the delicate ratio… causing more issues.

  5. THis is NOT propaganda. Get a life 🙂 It is holistic medicine… nutritional balancing.

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  8. j.andrews | June 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm |

    what if nasty religious radicals in surgery take cancer cells and inject them into healthy sinners ?How does one find protection?There must be a thousand and a half sins…..anybody check the beliefs of their doctor or surgeon?????

  9. I just discovered Magnesium gel…my mom insisted I try it. I have been fighting depression every which way for years now, and anxiety and loss of my usual sharp wits and interest in life. Tired a lot too. Doctors had no answers and the anti-depressants helped only a little bit, and gave me insomnia. Counseling and exercise helped a little but the bouts of crying and apathy kept plaguing me. I was not like this at all in my 20’s thru mid 30’s. I WAS under a great deal of stress after that and never recovered. I have been using the gel for 6 weeks now and for 5 weeks have felt SO MUCH BETTER. NOTHING ELSE HAS HELPED like this has, and nothing has been so consistent. I really doubt I just suddenly got better. I take less antidepressant now and sleep a lot better. I don’t freak out at stuff. My racing/irregular heart is much better too. I am lot more like the person I used to be. I think much more clearly and everyone at work has noticed. I am buying 3 more tubes of that stuff tonight. The kind I use is on sale and ends up being $3 month. What has anyone got to lose????

  10. Myra, I’m with you on this. As a licensed nurse, I’ve had a front row seat to witness how often doctors push meds on people without a thought of trying supplements, diet modification or exercise therapy first. As a patient diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, PVCs, ect ect, I’ve had the experience of having meds pushed at me without proper follow up. Many times, I have found that vitamins and exercise trump pharmaceuticals. Doctors know this too but they make millions prescribing chemical compounds that make us more ill and even kill us at times. And Lance, this is not the proper forum for a discussion on theology.

    • Magnesium has helped me greatly. My sleep problems have gone away and when I am sleeping I dream deeply and get a good nights rest. My blood pressure was teetering on high and it now is always perect. All since taking Magnesium regularly.

  11. Lance you need to quit being a drama queen. I had a deficiency and started magnesium in the proper amount and my symptoms went away. It had gotten so bad when I woke up in the morning that my heart would flutter not beat. After 2 days no more fluttering. My restless leg is gone and the cold hands and feet. Speak from experience.

  12. Microwave and EMF radiation are factors to consider in the modern world. The Navy did a long term study on EMF with fairly damning results. On that note, there is only one person in my huge Italian family who ever contracted Alzheimer’s. She lived under high tension wires for years–a major source of EMF. I wonder if EMF creates a magnesium depletion reaction? Dr. Sircus mentions Alzheimer’s as being a known chronic result.

    Also, you folks should be aware of a study done by the World Health Organization. They examined data concerning groups who consumed Reverse Osmosis and Distilled water. Those people became very magnesium deficient. If you purify your water be sure to re-introduce minerals. I’m still perfecting my mineral re-introduction process. I thought only deionized water was dangerous. Turns out RO/distilled water is, too. It is inert, but the body doesn’t recognize it, therefore doesn’t like it, so it reacts negatively to it.

  13. I read somewhere not too long ago that people couldn’t overdo the use of magnesium, so great were the benefits.. I also appreciate the tips from Lance and Dave ( the over-use of wireless and using Epsom salts). If anyone has the Holy Spirit, they can always be confident to gain the right answer for their problems, because the causes are numerous in these days.

  14. Lance, get a grip.

  15. You want magnesium cheap, get epsom salt from your grocery store or farm store and use it in your bath. No need for expensive oils from specific vendors. You can also get it in your system with vege’s like swiss chards, spinach etc.

  16. One last thing, all the symptoms described above are the same symptoms of over exposure to electromagnetic radiation, especially from the use of WIRELESS communications technologies! Trying to cover something up are we?

  17. Ya know, I give up. The mindset that living just to experience the gratification of fleshly desires and human passions is all that matters, is all that there is, when there is life AFTER death, is impossible to deal with anymore! Its no wonder that Jesus was so frustrated!

  18. Magnesium is an extremely important and valuable mineral, whose value for good health is just being recognized by conventional physicians.

  19. Magnesium deficiency is the reason for most chronic illnesses? You people think we’re stupid, or what? With all the manmade chemical and toxic pollutants, radioactive materials, nanoparticulates, and radiation that we’re being exposed to you claim that a deficiency in magnesium is the cause for most chronic illnesses? GET REAL! STOP POSTING THIS TYPE OF PROPAGANDA!

    • Lol, what do you think those toxins deprive from our body by stressing the system? MAGNESIUM.

  20. While magnesium is certainly essential for health, and may even be used as a supplement in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome for it’s role in ATP production, chances are very high you never had ME/CFS in the first place. Which is the good news because there is no cure for ME/CFS.

    Nor is there any scientific evidence that lack of magnesium is causative in this severe neuroimmune disease. Most scientist believe it is viral in origin with the immune system unable to function properly leading to a downstream pattern of autoimmunity.

    A pharmaceutical trial for the treatment of ME/CFS is rare. In other words, there is no conspiracy to diagnose ME/CFS in order to push drugs – which you would know if you had read the actual scientific literature. There are very few drugs that “treat” this disease.

    The key symptoms of ME/CFS are pathological post exertional exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours unrelieved by rest upon minimal exertion such as doing the dishes or walking the dog and memory/concentration problems severe enough to impact your daily functioning. You don’t mention either of those. Weak teeth are not a symptom of ME/CFS, and general feelings of anxiety are common to any illness and not specific to ME/CFS.

    Taking magnesium, even in high doses, probably won’t harm anyone given that is highly water soluable, but it can only correct symptoms specifically caused by a deficiency.

    • Look up Maurice Hilleman, Merck scientist, and Mycoplasma bio-warfare. Seems this is a factor in autoimmune disorders.

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