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The Miracle Mineral: Are You Getting Enough?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: The ongoing battle of whether supplementary magnesium is good or bad for you continues.
Air Date: 1/29/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Ray Doustdar
Ray Ray Doustdar is the CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle.

During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phyto-nutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice."
The Miracle Mineral: Are You Getting Enough?
The research continues to pile up supporting the importance of magnesium, even though some critics suggest it offers no additional health value.

Magnesium contributes to your body achieving and maintaining strong bones, it promotes better sleep quality, heart and brain health, and it also helps decrease depression.

However, critical deficiencies are on the rise as well.

So, what gives?

Special guest, Ray Doustdar, joins Dr. Holly to settle the debate and discuss why magnesium deficiency is such a growing problem.