Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 27, 2006

So here are some excerpts from Carolyn Dean’s book. I think the magnesium deficiency has never been more obvious and yet overlooked by every single doctor/specialist I have seen and overlooked by the alternative methods that I have tried.

Justification for a Magnesium Deficiency:

1) High level of free radicals.
2) High level of Aluminum.
3) Destruction of the Myelin sheath.
4) Long term use of vitamins with no real improvement.

Here is what she says in “The Miracle of Magnesium”:

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Taking magnesium supplements with a fatty meal are a waste. Magnesium supplements are best taken on an empty stomach. There is much evidence that a high protein diet only makes a magnesium deficiency worse, and if you follow such a regimen, you should take at least 300 mg of supplemental magnesium a day.


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Sugar overload can cause magnesium deficiency in several ways. The body has to tap into it’s own reserves of minerals and vitamins to ensure sugar’s digestion. Adding sugar to the diet produces an excessively acid condition in the body; to neutralize it the body has to draw upon its stores of the alkaline minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. If the acidic condition is severe, calcium and magnesium will even be taken from the bones and teeth, which leads to decay, softening, and ultimately osteoporosis.


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If you are taking estrogen and have a low magnesium intake, calcium supplementation may increase your risk of thrombosis. Calcium and magnesium: this minerals work so closely together that the lack of one immediately diminishes the effectiveness of the other. Even though the use of calcium supplementation for the mangement of osteoporosis has increased significantly in the last decade, scientific studies do not support such large doses after menopause. Soft tissue calcification could be a serious side effect of taking too much calcium.


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If the nerves are irritated by neurotoxins, they begin to lose their myelin sheath and MS can result.In fact, autoimmune disease may also be the end stage of a buildup of toxicity along with a deficiency of nutrients, such as magnesium that are designed to clear toxins from the body. According to some doctors, the definition of autoimmune disease as “disease against self” is not accurate; the disease process is, in fact, against a self altered by toxins and nutrient deficiencies.


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The overproduction of adrenaline due to stress leads to magnesium deficiency and therefore puts a strain on the magnesium dependent energy system of the body, causing energy depletion that leads to fatigue.


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The hallmark of a mineral deficient person is often one who takes vitamins without minerals and feels worse or does well for a while but then deteriorates. If you have a mineral deficiency, especially magnesium, which is necessary for energy production, certain areas of the body may be overstimulated by vitamin supplements, while other areas can’t respond. Begin with magnesium as one of your first supplements.


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Conventional allergy shots have been used for decades to try and trick the body into accepting irritating allergens but often do not work, especially when the condition is due to a nutrient deficiency.


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Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, selenium, vitamin C and vitamin E that turn off free radicals. The greater amount of other antioxidants in the body, the more magnesium is spared from acting as an antioxidant and is free to perform it’s many functions. Antioxidants protect the level of magnesium in the body, which prevents elevation of calcium, which can lead to vascular muscle spasm. If there are not enough antioxidants available, overabundant free radicals begin to damage and destroy normal healthy cells.

According to current research, low magnesium levels not only magnify free radical damage but can hasten the production of free radicals. One study utilizing cultures of skin cells found that low magnesium doubled the levels of free radicals. It appears that low magnesium damages the vital fatty layer in the cell membrane making it more susceptible to destruction and allowing leakage through the membrane.


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Aluminum can also replace magnesium in the brain, which leaves calcium channels in the brain nerve cells wide open, allowing calcium to flood in, causing cell death. Enzymes function in the body only when they have access to the proper cofactors, which are mostly vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.

Research indicates that ample magnesium will protect brain cells from the damaging effects of aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel. We also know that low levels of brain magnesium contribute to the deposition of heavy metals in the brain that heralds Packinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It appears that  the metals compete with magnesium for the entry into the brain cells. If magnesium is low, metals gain access much more readily.

There is competition in the small intestine for absorption of minerals. If there is enough magnesium, aluminum won’t be absorbed.


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William Grant, an atmospheric scientist, had an interest in Alzheimer’s because of a strong family history. Grant theorized that the diets of Alzheimer’s patients might be very acidic, leaching the calcium and magnesium from the body. He found that people with Alzheimer’s have elevated amounts of aluminum, iron and zinc and have reduced alkaline metals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium, which neutralize the acidity in the diet.

An acid forming diet is the typical western fare – high protein, high fat, and high sugar are additional factors in creating aluminum overload in Alzheimer’s.


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