How Magnesium Affects Your Heart

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: A magnesium deficiency could be negatively impacting your heart health, leading to a variety of unexplainable symptoms.
Air Date: 3/23/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Carolyn Dean, MD, ND
Carolyn-DeanCarolyn Dean, MD, ND, is a medical doctor and naturopath. She is the author of 110 Kindle books and 33 health books covering a wide variety of topics, including The Magnesium Miracle and Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart.

Dr. Dean is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site, Nutritional Magnesium Association. Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.”

Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter, a valuable online two-year wellness program called Completement Now! and a two-hour call-in Radio Show called Dr. Carolyn Dean Live at www.achieveradio.com Mondays at 4 p.m. PST.
  • Book Title: The Magnesium Miracle
  • Guest Twitter Account: @naturalvitality
How Magnesium Affects Your Heart
As they age, women are often encouraged to take more calcium for strong and healthy bones.

The problem is, those same women are not relayed the importance of also taking magnesium. 

The two minerals work in combination: magnesium relaxes muscles, calcium tightens muscles. If you don't have enough magnesium, your muscles won't go to rest. This includes your heart muscle.

According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle and Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart, there is a dilemma in magnesium deficiency diagnosis because there aren't very good good methods for measuring magnesium levels in the body.

However, there are a number of symptoms that might indicate a magnesium deficiency, including insomnia, migraine, heartburn, colitis flares, eye twitches, leg pain, constipation, depression, and chest pains.

Listen in as Dr. Dean joins Naturally Savvy hosts Andrea and Lisa to explain the connection between magnesium and heart health.