Monday, March 10, 2014

Magnesium A Hidden Treasure

Magnesium A Hidden Treasure

My wife Laura Abadsantos-Rogers came home a few days ago very excited about a book she picked up at an integrative medicine conference.  The title of the book is “Magnificent Magnesium: Your Essential Key to A Healthy Heart & More” by Dennis Goodman, MD.  After reviewing Dr. Goodman’s book I understood why Laura was so excited.  Most people are not aware of the numerous ways that Magnesium can keep them healthy by addressing the root cause of most major illnesses; Magnesium Deficiency.

In his book, Dr. Goodman provides information from scientific studies focused on the health benefits of having a significant amount of this magnificent mineral which is truly a hidden treasure, in our bodies.  Dr. Goodman also asks why this information is being kept from the public.  80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient.  Research has shown that a deficiency in magnesium is a major cause of: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, muscle cramps, fatigue, depression, asthma, migraine, insomnia and a host of other diseases which all cause the lack of absorption of: protein, calcium, minerals and nutrients.

We now know that the root cause of most illnesses is stress, which depletes our immune system, causing magnesium deficiency and cellular loss, which in turn causes disease.  This is an important reason to begin some type of stress management program if you are not involved in one now.  The April 24th issue of Harlem News will have a listing of practitioners and organizations in Harlem that can help you learn ways practice  stress management and a calendar of events for the upcoming Harlem HolisticWellness Week (HHWW) April 26th to May 3rd.

Laura will discuss Holistic wellness and strategic ways to use Magnesium during the “Natural Health and Women’s” workshop on Wednesday April 30th at the Harlem Ki Energy Center, as a part of HHWWeek.  To register for Laura’s workshop call (646) 329-6727 or send an email to  The focus of HHWW is to provide wellness information to the public like the wonders of magnesium, stress management, other natural strategies for wellness.

One of the most alarming facts that Dr. Goodman writes about in his book is the research that shows magnesium deficiency being a major cause of heart attacks, the number one killer in America.  Cardiac Arrest to me is the most frightening heart disease.  Each year an estimated 295,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest; only 8 percent will survive if the incident occurs out of a hospital.  Cardiac arrest is when the heart abruptly stops due to an electrical disturbance that prevents the heart from pumping blood to the rest of the body.

Cardiac arrest can be sudden; individuals can seem perfectly healthy and suffer from this dangerous disease.  It is important to know the symptoms of cardiac arrest which include chest pains, shortness of breath, nausea, or vomiting, faintness or dizziness, because cases not treated within ten minutes usually end in death; a reason why basic training in CPR is very important.

Stress management and the proper levels of magnesium are your first line of defense against heart disease, being proactive, knowledgeable and aware is the best strategy to address any illness.  That is why this publication, WHCR 90.3FM and events like Harlem Holistic Wellness Week are important sources for this type of information.  If we do not support and educate ourselves, no one else will.

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