health associations with mag deficiency

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health associations with mag deficiency

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:58 pm

fun list -

Deficiency (from low dietary intake or excess loss) is clinically associated with:

* ADD/ADHD
* Alzheimer's
* Angina
* Anxiety disorders
* Arrhythmia
* Arthritis- Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
* Asthma
* Autism
* Auto immune disorders- all types
* Cavities
* Cerebral Palsy- in children from magnesium deficient mothers
* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
* Congestive Heart Disease
* Constipation
* Crooked teeth- narrow jaw- in children from magnesium deficient mothers
* Depression
* Diabetes- Type I and II
* Eating disorders- Bulimia, Anorexia
* Fibromyalgia
* Gut disorders- including peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, colitis, food allergy
* Heart Disease- Arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol, high triglycerides
* Heart Disease- in infants born to magnesium deficient mothers
* High Blood Pressure
* Hypoglycemia
* Impaired athletic performance
* Infantile Seizure- in children from magnesium deficient mothers
* Insomnia
* Kidney Stones
* Lou Gehrig's Disease
* Migraines- including cluster type
* Mitral Valve Prolapse
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Muscle cramps
* Muscle weakness, fatigue
* Myopia- in children from magnesium deficient mothers
* Obesity- especially obesity associated with high carbohydrate diets
* Osteoporosis- just adding magnesium reversed bone loss
* Parkinson's Disease
* PMS- including menstrual pain and irregularities
* PPH- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
* Raynaud's
* SIDS- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
* Stroke
* Syndrome X- insulin resistance
* Thyroid disorders- low, high and auto-immune; low magnesium reduces T4
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Postby MattB » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:39 pm

Zinc is another important one right?
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:13 pm

it definitely is! ms patient averages for zinc are inside the "normal range" but even so, still are lower than healthy controls' average zinc. sort of like with uric acid. sure we're normal, but it just happens to be about 100 points below the elusive "healthy controls".
but zinc is one to be careful with, nonetheless. i was severely deficient, but overdid the supplementing - sporadic, three months instead of one... there's a post that i think has more detail on it - 'ms zinc boys girls controls' or something very close to that :)

vitamin d3 is also important, calcium, b-complex, E, lecithin, omega fatty acids, probiotics, iron for women, plus a few others i'm sure! a good healthy diverse diet, ensuring adequate protein intake, fish 2-3 times a week, plenty of raw and strong-coloured fruit and veg, selected whole grains, nuts, seeds, plenty of water, that kind of stuff :)
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Postby MattB » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:16 am

Alright work out my supplement schedule for me :P

I went and bought a good zinc supplement(20mg) and a good magnesium supplement(600mg). I had been taking a multi-vitamin, should I ditch that? I also take fish oil caplets, two in the morning and two at night. How should I work this schedule out? On the "zinc boys and girls" thing, I've been a little busy as of late... and my butt has really been dragging through the days...

I think I have a GREAT diet. I eat fish here and there some chicken and leanish beef once in a while in a stir fry. Most of my meals consist of some kind of dark colored baby lettuce/spinach salad and more veggies, some raw some cooked. I love fresh fruit and that's usually my desert and is often a snack(I just got some great organic black grapes!) I snack on peanuts, walnuts, yogurt, and once in a while I'll pop some organic popcorn(the old fashioned way with a pot and some oil) and throw a little salt on it. I drink a lot of milk mostly with breakfast and sometimes before bed and breakfast is almost always homemade oatmeal with all natural organic whole wheat toast. Sometimes I'll just have some fruit and a bowl of Kashi cereal. Anyways, I think my diet is about as good as I can afford it to be right now :P
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Postby jimmylegs » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:49 am

;D

your supps sound like good additions matt, and no i would not ditch the multi. in fact you might benefit from adding a b-complex too. let me know if the mag helps your lungs out, anyway! as far as scheduling, i think i would recommend taking half of your daily magnesium with fish oil (assuming it contains somd d3) and the other half by itself, or with milk, at bedtime.

re zinc/dragging - do you mean you didn't search for it? here's the link..
http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-40404.html#40404

that does sound like a pretty great diet :) but possibly a little on the low side regarding animal product nutrition and maybe also magnesium, so the zinc and mag supps in particular should do you good :D
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