Sometimes being on top of the list may not be so good. Heart disease as one of the leading killers of men and women in the U.S. is just such a case.
The recommended prevention methods are to stop smoking, lower your cholesterol levels, manage your weight and lower your high blood pressure. 1
If only life was as easy as the Nike® trademark JUST DO IT®. Life is complex, and solutions are often hard to come by and even harder to implement. In our search for solutions, we often neglect simple and easy stuff that work effectively.
One of these simple steps is paying attention to the magnesium level I your diet.
Magnesium and Heart
Studies suggest that increase in your dietary magnesium intake and lowered risk of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death.
Part of the reason for this is the role of magnesium in maintaining the normal rhythm of the heart.
In a hospital setting and under serious conditions, there isn’t time to take magnesium pills. Magnesium is given through the IV to reduce the chance of atrial fibrillation and irregular heartbeat that is cardiac arrhythmia.
Before you get too excited, remember that many diseases are the results of long term behavior pattern and chronic nutritional deficiencies.
Studies show results, but we neglect to pay attention to the details. For example, in one study magnesium orotate reduced both the symptoms and survival rates of those who were taking this supplement vs. those who were taking the placebo.
The duration of the study was for one year. It takes that long for you to change a behavior pattern or bring nutritional deficiencies back into balance.
There are thousands of chemical reactions in your body that work together and influence each other. In the case of magnesium, calcium is needed in precise ratios. As you look at each molecule, you’ll find out that anther, and then another and then another come into play.
Soon, you’ll realize that trying to fix disease related nutritional deficiencies one molecule at a time makes no sense.
A holistic approach provides a better chance of prevention and recovery.
With a holistic approach comes whole foods and whole foods in purest sense of more bang for the nutritional buck is fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are rich in magnesium and calcium along with potassium in precise ratios that has taken nature millions of years to develop to help you live a healthy, happy and long life.