Masters of Health Magazine June 2019 | Page 19

In the crisis of a heart attack or immediately after cardiac surgery doctors may administer intravenous magnesium to avoid heart arrhythmia. This is recommended because such traumas trigger a massive release of magnesium via the urine, leading to severe magnesium deficiency, which increases the risk of arrhythmia or thrombotic events. Magnesium also promotes faster healing and recovery.

However, perhaps you may like to avoid the necessity of such drastic interventions by not developing heart disease in the first place.

A successful lifestyle protocol involves steps to ensure our diet contains high levels of magnesium, as well as mindful lifestyle practices avoiding stress and conserving excessive magnesium loss.

When gut health and digestion is impaired the best way to absorb large amounts of magnesium, as needed, is transdermally. Magnesium chloride salts, once dissolved, are already in the right form for cellular uptake. You can enjoy a calming and relaxing magnesium footsoak or bath, three times a week or more. Food grade magnesium chloride can also be added to filtered drinking water (ie. non-fluoridated).

Another way to incorporate natural magnesium supplementation is by using magnesium body care products such as Magnesium Cream, Magnesium Lotion, and Magnesium Oil. The presence of lipids assists the absorption of the magnesium salts via the skin.

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