Magnesium Deficiency in PM Women

Harry Hirsute

New member
Apr 12, 2006
Propecia, CA
Note: I believe that magnesium deficiency spans far beyond the parameters of this study. My guess is that most people would do well to include more magnesium-rich foods and/or supplements in their daily routine.

"CONCLUSIONS:Magnesium balance may be a suitable indicator of magnesium depletion under experimental conditions. Magnesium deficiency resulting from feeding a diet that would not be considered having an atypical menu induces heart arrhythmias, impairs glucose homeostasis, and alters cholesterol and oxidative metabolism in post menopausal women.

A dietary intake of about 4.12 mmol (100 mg) Mg/8.4 MJ is inadequate for healthy adults and may result in compromised cardiovascular health and glycemic control in post menopausal women."


New member
Apr 10, 2006
Northern Ky.
Magnesium Deficiency

I agree w/you Harry; Women especially are usually
deficient in Magnesium, and not just PM women.
Many take a Cal/Mag supplement thinking that's enuff.
But Dr. Nan Fuchs says more Mag alone is actually needed.
I've upped my intake to 2 Mags daily and a Cal/Mag only
every other day.


New member
May 1, 2006
My bowels are as loose they can be without posing a problem so taking more mag. orally is not an option. I've been considering some of the transdermal magnesium oils or gels. Any suggestiong or recommendations?



New member
Apr 4, 2006
EarlyBird asked me to post this:
> Transdermal Magnesium Therapy
> One concern with traditional allopathic chelation therapy in
> general is that chelating agents are not as specific as we would
> like and are likely to remove essential trace minerals as well as
> toxic metals. Mercury drastically increases the excretion of
> magnesium and calcium from the kidneys.[xxvii] Both mercury
> itself and the drugs used to chelate mercury have a strong impact
> on mineral levels.
> Limitations with the traditional allopathic chelation therapies
> include the fact that the agents used, while sometimes too specific
> to the metal targeted for removal, are also not protective enough
> when it comes to minerals that should be spared. Consequently
> essential trace minerals are likely to be depleted, making trace
> mineral replacement therapy absolutely essential. For example,
> EDTA is not effective for mercury, the number one toxic threat
> in most people. And DMPS and DMSA are dangerous to use
> because of their toxicity. Only highly trained physicians can
> safely administer them and even then we have problems like we
> do with all allopathic treatments.ÊÊ
> Magnesium protects cells from aluminum, mercury, lead,
> cadmium, beryllium and nickel. Magnesium protects the cell
> against oxyradical damage and assists in the absorption and
> metabolism of B vitamins, vitamin C and E, which are anti-
> oxidants important in cell protection. Data demonstrates a
> direct action of glutathione both in vivo and in vitro to enhance
> intracellular magnesium and a clinical linkage between cellular
> magnesium, GSH/GSSG ratios, and tissue glucose metabolism.
> [xxviii]
> According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, low magnesium is associated
> with dramatic increases in free radical generation as well as
> glutathione depletion and this is vital since glutathione is one of
> the few antioxidant molecules known to neutralize mercury.[xxix]
> "For every molecule of pesticide that your body' detoxifies,
> you throw away or use up forever, a molecule of glutathione,
> magnesium and more," says Dr. Sherry Rogers who goes on to
> say that, "Your body uses nutrients to make this glutathione and
> it uses up energy as well. Every time we detoxify a chemical, we
> use up, lose, throw away forever, a certain amount of nutrients."
> Transdermal Magnesium Therapy
> Sea minerals in general are very helpful to doctors because
> the relative composition of many mineral trace-elements of the
> animal body is similar to the composition of the sea, where the
> first forms of life began. The sea is rich in iodine, about 60
> micrograms (ë*g) per liter. Brown algae (seaweeds) accumulate
> iodine to more than 30,000 times the concentration of this
> element in seawater.[xxx],[xxxi] Marine vegetation concentrates
> iodine for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.[xxxii]Ê
> Doctors involved with Chernobyl nuclear plant catastrophe
> in 1989 used kelp for detoxification and thyroid gland
> rehabilitation, Modifilan helped thousands of nuclear plant
> workers and people in the area who were affected by the
> explosion because the iodine is protective against Strontium 90
> and other toxicities.
> The most important nutrient provided by kelp is iodine. Seaweed
> is noted for its ability to bind heavy metals and radioactive
> pollutants. Dr. Yukio Tanaka of the Gastrointestinal Research
> Lab at McGill University demonstrated that kelp may inhibit the
> absorption of lead, cadmium, and radioactive strontium (one of
> the most hazardous pollutants). 80 to 90 percent of radioisotopes
> of Strontium 90 could be removed from the intestinal tract in the
> presence of seaweed.
> Iodine and the sodium alginates found in seaweed are the specific
> agents that do the chelation. So much Strontium 90 has been
> released by nuclear explosions, power plants, and nuclear weapons
> facilities that it is believed that every person has detectable levels
> in
> their bone tissue. Many cancers are attributable to this contamination.
> Some doctors see cancer tumors having characteristics very
> similar to yeasts. "Seaweeds (iodine) have exceptional value in
> the treatment of candida overgrowth. They contain selenium
> and (all the) other minerals necessary for rebuilding immunity;
> furthermore the rich iodine content is used by enzymes in the
> body to produce iodine-charged free radicals which deactivate
> yeasts. Before the advent of anti-fungal drugs, iodine was the
> standard medical treatment for yeasts. When candidiasis is
> complicated with tumours or cancers, then seaweed is of
> additional benefit. Salt should normally be restricted during
> candida overgrowth".[xxxiii]
> In today's highly toxic world everyone is being heavily exposed
> to hazardous materials but for some strange reason the medical
> mainstream has been unwaveringly critical of the use of chelation
> in autistic children. The Food and Drug Administration considers
> treating autistic children with chelating drugs too risky and
> ineffective to grant approval for such use, though they have no
> answer themselves for safe and effective treatment of the disorder.
> An American Academy of Pediatrics article noted no published
> peer-reviewed research showing chelation therapy has any role to
> play in autism. The FDA and the AAP could not be more mistaken,
> more wrong as they deny and defend their insane ideas about the
> safety of poisons like mercury in vaccines and dental products.
> There is nothing safe or effective in trusting these organizations'
> judgments.
> Medical authorities warn of possible ill consequences to children
> undergoing the therapy. Along with metals, it is true that
> synthetic chelation also can strip the body of essential minerals
> like zinc and iron. In addition, the treatment can carry risks that
> include liver and kidney damage, bone-marrow problems, skin
> rashes, allergic reactions and nutritional deficiencies, doctors
> said. Medical authorities are correct in this regard for when
> chelation is done the allopathic way with synthetic drugs like
> DMPS, DMSA and EDTA, with each holding their own toxicity,
> we have all the potential problems and complications described
> above. Yes there are highly skilled physicians who know how to
> avoid most of these problems but they are rare, hard to find and
> expensive.Ê