Posted by JLx on August 27, 2008, at 10:35:24
In reply to Re: Need Help...I have to take magnesium » WaterSapphire, posted by Bobby on August 24, 2008, at 23:27:06
I had a calcium oxalate kidney stone too before I started taking magnesium. I was actually supplementing calcium then (and miserable). I quit taking the calcium after I had the stone despite the urologist's nurse not really advising me one way or another. I noticed I felt better afterward but totally missed the calcium connection at the time. Then when I started taking magnesium, my depression improved dramatically and immediately. It also cleared up my dry itchy skin that had been plaguing me for a long time. I went through gallons of bath oil back then. Magnesium, with some other supplements, also cleared up some thyroid problems I assumed I had that were making me cold and with a low body temp.
Magnesium is involved with over 300 enzymatic functions in the body, is depleted with stress and certain excesses in our diets, such as sugar, and is not present in large quantities in any one particular food except for pumpkin seeds. Is it any wonder that so many of us could be deficient?
This nutritionists page concerning magnesium is one I particularly like:
> I'm no expert in the field of alternative medicine. I can only offer my personal experience with magnesium.I have always been skeptical(or just plain ignorant) of alternative options when it comes to healthcare. However, I have been suffering with facial tics lately and they didn't go away as I'd hoped. It was very frustrating to say the least. So anyway, I did my research on facial tics and thought for sure that I had Tourettes(sp?). While researching --I came across several sites that suggested Flax oil. I tried Flax oil with some small degree of success--enough to continue taking it. I was grasping for anything at the time. However, it was not until I began looking into the relationship between facial tics and magnesium deficiencies that I found the magic bullet. Again--I was desperate to keep away from Haldol/Zyprexa and the likes. after starting magnesium--I noticed a tremendous improvement. Maybe it was just a lucky shot in the dark or perhaps some psychosematic response--but it works for me--but as Scott mentioned---results vary in individuals. However, My wife works in Urology--and she did her homework too and found out that there is a relationship between magnesium and kidney stones--which I've had several stones too. coincidence? Maybe--but I'm sold on it. I'm going to try to post a link for your reading. there is no one definative site--but you can Google stuff and draw your own conclusions--hopefully in collabaration with your Dr--who has knowledge unavailable to most of us mortals. good luck. that's my take on the subject and I wish you the same degree of success as I've had.