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Dangerous Consequences of Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium is a key mineral in your body and has several important functions that help you maintain a healthy life. Magnesium is essential in more than 300 chemical reactions in your body, such as the detoxification process, muscle and nerve function, energy production and blood pressure regulation.

Did you know that roughly 80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient? Why is this percentage so high?

You may think that you're getting enough through the foods you eat. However, this is simply not the case.

Many acres of land where most of our food comes from has low levels of magnesium in the soil, causing the food you love to be lacking in optimal amounts magnesium.

Without magnesium in your body you simply cannot function properly.

Lack of magnesium in your diet can cause you to become fatigued or weak and induce chronic headaches, nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations, muscle aches and digestive issues.

The scary thing about magnesium deficiency is that most people don't know about it.

Left untreated, magnesium deficiency is associated with heart attacks, stokes, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and problems with your immune system.

Dr. Dennis Goodman talks with Dr. Mike about the scary truths of magnesium deficiency, as well as ways to make sure you get enough.
Dangerous Consequences of Magnesium Deficiency
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Dennis-GoodmanDennis Goodman, M.D., is one of the nation's premier heart and cholesterol doctors.

He is a cardiologist and lipodologist and is Director of Integrative Medicine at New York Medical Associates in Manhattan where he specializes in prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine of the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology at NYU, where he is also actively involved in clinical research and teaching. He sat on the boards of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. And he was Chief of Cardiology as well as Medical Director of the Cardiac Treatment Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital.

The New York Times and New York Times Magazine named Dr. Goodman as one of New York's "Top Doctors." And Castle Connolly, an industry firm that rates doctors, consecutively named him one of "America's Top Doctors" from 2011-2013.

Dr. Goodman's articles on heart function and health have appeared in such peer-reviewed journals as the American Heart Journal and the American Journal of Cardiology. He has presented at more than 500 cardiac symposiums and conferences nationally and internationally.

Dr. Goodman is a media veteran. He has been quoted in numerous print publications and appeared on many radio and television shows including, ABC's Good Morning America, FOX News and NBC News. And he hosted Doctor Radio for XM Sirius.