This common scenario below is a quote from magnesium expert Dr. Carolyn Dean, who wrote The Magnesium Miracle. It’s a great sum up of why you shouldn’t have blind faith in your doctor and the importance of aiming to be drug free.
The scenario that I like to talk about is very basic. You will recognize it immediately in either yourself or your family members. You go to your doctor. You’re under massive stress. Massive stress means you’re losing magnesium.
You’re burning magnesium out of your body, because it helps support your adrenal glands. It helps keep you away from anxiety and depression. It helps relax your muscles. If you’re all tight and stressed, your magnesium is being lost.
What happens to the muscles of your blood vessels is they go tight. That tightness is going to cause increased blood pressure.
Your doctor does your blood pressure or the nurse will do your blood pressure. It’s elevated because you’re under stress. The doctor is under stress, too. The doctor doesn’t have time to even ask you if you’re under stress but will say, “Oh, your blood pressure is elevated. We’ll give you a diuretic.”
Wouldn’t it be great if we had some really healthy role models?
People who live the healthiest, happiest lives so that we can look at them with soft focus and say “I want to be like that too?”
Well we can! There are lists of the healthiest nations in the world…
Japan usually tops these lists but actually, above Japan is the little island of Okinawa. It’s only a teeny dot on the world map…
The healthiest people in the world?
Okinawa is a lush subtropical island in the Pacific Ocean, made famous — at least in my mind — as the home of Mr. Myagi in The Karate Kid :-)
It has more people over a hundred years old than anywhere else on Earth — as a percentage of the population. Well, no-one wants to live to be a centenarian if the last thirty years of their life is spent in miserable declining health…