The Magnesium Factor

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Penguin, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 376 pages
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How one simple nutrient can prevent, treat, and help to reverse high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. This important book brings to light an often overlooked but central factor in some of the most prevalent and serious disorders that affect Americans today: magnesium deficiency. Written by a medical doctor and researcher who is considered to be the world's leading expert on the actions and uses of this vital mineral, The Magnesium Factorexplains how magnesium deficiencies develop, why they are so widespread, and how they translate into metabolic disruptions that ultimately threaten the health of virtually every bodily system. The author then details how to determine whether you have, or are at risk for, this problem-and what you can do about it. Backed by the latest scientific research, yet written in a clear, accessible style, here is the authoritative source for information on a topic of critical interest for all health-conscious individuals.
 

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User Review  - Lucie Miller - Goodreads

Really in-depth look at how magnesium aids heart problems but not much help for me, as am more interested in how magnesium aids mental illness and depression as several websites maintain it does. Seems these websites are more relevant to me than this book, Read full review

Review: The Magnesium Factor

User Review  - Goodreads

Really in-depth look at how magnesium aids heart problems but not much help for me, as am more interested in how magnesium aids mental illness and depression as several websites maintain it does. Seems these websites are more relevant to me than this book, Read full review

Contents

Magnesium The Mineral That Combats Heart Disease and Keeps Blood Vessels Healthy
1
Metabolic Syndrome X Diabetes and Magnesium
34
High Blood Pressure Salt and Magnesium
50
Obesity Physical Activity and Magnesium
85
Fat Cholesterol and Magnesium
122
Magnesium Stress and the Type A Personality
153
Magnesium and Genetics Family History and Sex Differences
176
Magnesium and Other Heart Disease Risk Factors
200
Common Foods Classified by Magnesium Content
263
Magnesium in Drinking Water
268
Magnesium in Salt Substitutes
272
Problems Associated with Low Magnesium Levels
277
Guidelines for Magnesium Injections
280
Soft Drinks Made with and without Phosphoric Acid
282
Common Medications That Affect Magnesium Status
284
Alternative Names for Sugar
287

Are We Really Low in Magnesium?
211
Do You Need More Magnesium?
219
Making Sure You Have Enough Magnesium
226
Magnesium The Silent Guardian of Our Hearts and Arteries
238
Magnesium Questionnaire
256
The Essential Nutrients
290
Resources
292
References
294
Index
371
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About the author (2003)

Mildred S. Seelig, M.D., MPH, is a world-renowned researcher who has studied the role of magnesium in health and disease for more than forty years. The author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and an international lecturer, she is also a master of the American College of Nutrition and a founding editor of the college's professional journal.

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