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15 August, 2008

Health Tips-24: "Benefits of Magnesium"

A recent study reports that a diet rich in magnesium reduces the risk of gallstones. Further, magnesium deficiency is known to raise triglyceride levels and decrease good cholesterol (HDL) levels in blood. High levels of triglycerides are linked to atherosclerosis, and, by extension, the risk of heart disease and stroke. Another disease caused by high triglycerides is pancreatitis.

On the other hand, a high level of good cholesterol (HDL) seems to protect against cardiovascular diseases, and low HDL cholesterol levels (less than 40 mg/dL) increase the risk of heart disease.

To reduce the risk of gallstones, it is now advised to take plant-based foods, fibre, complex carbohydrates and magnesium-rich food.

Schussler’s Biochemic Medicine says magnesium deficiency causes among other things muscular cramps, muscular pains, menstrual pains and hiccough. So biochemic medicine supplements the magnesium deficiency with potentised magnesium phosphate (MP or Mag Phos). In fact, MP is considered to be a wonderful remedy for cramps.

For dysmenorrhoea or difficult menstruation, especially membranous dysmenorrhoea, biochemic medicine generally recommends MP in 6x, 12x or 30x, depending upon age and severity. Case studies reveal great success with MP in such cases.

Depending on other symptoms, one may have to take other biochemic medicines also, along with MP. A good biochemic practitioner should be able to help such patients.

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