5.8 million Americans have afib. Meanwhile, magnesium deficiency affects 68% of Americans, and has been called “a silent epidemic.”
Magnesium and calcium work together to help regulate electrical activity in the heart. It stands to reason that if someone has a deficiency in one mineral or the other then their heart would not function effectively and would be prone to arrhythmia.
Dr. Carolyn Dean is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Nutritional Magnesium Association. She has written an article discussing modern medicine’s penchant for treating diseases profitably rather than curing diseases simply. She is critical of how little attention the medical community on the whole seems willing to give to the links between magnesium and afib.
Believe me, most doctors don’t want to harm their patients. Perhaps, that’s why they only seem to be able to diagnose about 4% of drug side effects because they don’t want to think drugs are harmful. In medical school we learned nothing about magnesium or any other nutrients, and at the same time we were told that we would learn all there was to know about disease and the treatment of disease and anything else was just quackery.
So, it’s left up to you to educate your doctor so you can get help in weaning off drugs. Tell your doctor what symptoms have cleared up with the use of magnesium.
The link certainly seems to make sense to me. I’ve time on this website covering magnesium as a treatment for afib in some depth.
However, it’s important to note that a magnesium treatment regimen isn’t practical for everyone, or even the answer for everyone. You need to stay educated on all of your treatment options, and choose the one that is right for you.