I have posted very few threads on ATS, and it is my hope to start posting more, especially in the Medical Issues and Conpsiracies section. I have done
a significant amount of research on various aspects of health and wellbeing, as I don't believe that Western Medicine has all of the answers for
people who suffer from various ailments. Without further ado...
If you have read any of my threads on ATS you will know that I have been a type 1 diabetic for many years. I believe that diabetics, and people with
ADHD, and most people on Westernized diets have a severe magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is a mineral, and the body has no ability to manufacture
minerals on its own. The reason I mention people with ADHD is because I have a cousin who has that issue, and he is unable to absorb magnesium similar
to how I am unable to absorb it.
What happens when I take magesium supplements is they always give me a severe bout of diharhea. The same is true for my cousin with ADHD. Even as much
as a 500 milligram pill of magnesium is enough to throw us into that reaction. With as many years as I have had the disease of diabetes, I came to
find out through research how important magnesium is for people who are diabetic.
What does Magnesium do in the body? Quoted from WebMD:
Magnesium is a mineral that's crucial to the body's function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm
Why should people take Magnesium?
Web MD: Magnesium
Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren't eating enough foods with magnesium.
Adults who consume less than the recommended amount of magnesium are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Inflammation, in turn, has
been associated with major health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Also, low magnesium appears to be a risk factor for
There's some evidence that eating foods high in magnesium and other minerals can help prevent high blood pressure in people with prehypertension.
Intravenous or injected magnesium is used to treat other conditions, such as eclampsia during pregnancy and severe asthma attacks. Magnesium is also
the main ingredient in many antacids and laxatives.
Severe magnesium deficiencies are rare. They're more likely in people who:
Have kidney disease
Have Crohn's disease or other conditions that affect digestion
Have parathyroid problems
Take antibiotics or drugs for diabetes and cancer
Are older adults
Health care providers sometimes suggest that people with these conditions take magnesium supplements.
The problem started in what I described above. Every time I would try to take a magesium suppement, it would work as a laxative in my system. Not only
do diabetics typically have a deficiency in magnesium, but in my experience it is harder for me to absorb it(the same is true for many others, I
With magnesium being linked to having an anti-inflammatory effect, stabilizing heart function, protecting the kidneys, enhancing thyroid function, and
numerous other health benefits that can be listed, I had to find a way to be able to absorb it.
Epsom salt USP is composed of 99.9% magesium choride. I started adding it to my bathtub each time I would take a bath in hopes that it would be a
strong enough dose for me to absorb. I found that it did improve my overall health, but I suspected that it wasn't enough. Who has the money to throw
half of a bag of epsom salt in the bathtub every single day? It was starting to get very expensive.
The reason that I suspected that I was not getting enough is because I noticed that I was recently starting to have numerous heart-ache (angina)
pains, inflammation in the back near the kidneys and above them, irregular heartbeat, and general fatigue. I also suffered from cold hands and cold
feet, due to bad circulation almost every day. I had the allopathic doctors run tests on my heart and kidney functions. The doctors told me that
everything looks ok, and I must have just pulled a musle, or something to that effect. The doctors had no solution available to any of these problems,
and suggested that I take hot baths every day to get the blood flowing and ease the so-called muscle tension. I had to devise a more efficient method
to absorb it, to see if this would fix these problems.
I got creative, and decided to try a different approach. I bought some distilled water at a local shop, and mixed as much epsom salt as I could get to
dissolve into the distilled water. I started having my roommate spray this solution onto my back and rub it in, and I would spray it onto my front
side and rub it into the chest and on my arms and legs. Obviously, the skin is porous, so it has the capability to absorb these minerals this way
The first thing I noticed upon spraying it onto my skin is that the heart palpatations, heart ache, and inflammation around the kidneys started to
disappear. There is one downside to this approach. It takes some willpower, but anyone who is suffering enough will "Go the extra mile" to try to fix
something like this.
The downside is that when a solution this strong of magnesium is sprayed onto the skin, it does cause quite a severe (temporary)bout of itching, and
in my case it almost felt like my skin was being burned. I tolerated it, because I saw the immediate improvement of the other problems I listed, and I
could not see any "burning" of the skin. It does feel like a sunburn that itches badly during this stage, but after an hour it goes away. The other
thing I noticed is that the magesium solution leaves an oily feeling on the skin. After letting this sit on the skin for a couple of hours, I touched
the skin after I had washed my hands and noticed that almost all of it had absorbed right into my skin. When I went to the bathroom, I noticed that I
did not have any diharrea.
I decided I finally had found a solution to many of the health problems I was experiencing! Most of it was tied to this magesium deficiency.
A little known fact is that magnesium deficiency is the leading cause (mostly unknown to the masses) of heart attacks in the Western World.
I suspect that the reason that certain people have problems absorbing magnesium is because of something called Leaky Gut Syndrome.
I think that this is important for not just the people with the health problems listed above. Most people that are on Westernized diets do not get
enough magnesium. Since it does leave an oily residue on the skin after application, I decided that it was best to apply the solution a couple of
hours before a shower or bath, and rinse off whatever doesn't absorb in the shower. I hope that my idea helps others out there who may be struggling
with similar problems.
edit on 9/7/2014 by InFriNiTee because: (no reason given)