In a recent study published in Lancet, on of the world’s leading medical journals, Carolyn Dean, MD and magnesium expert explains that chronic inflammation is the cause of conditions such as heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.

Chronic low-grade inflammation explains why plaque builds up in the arteries of patients with atherosclerosis, and also plays a direct role in high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and asthma. According to Dr. Dean, it was shown that a magnesium deficiency is created when an inflammatory condition is produced. Increasing magnesium intake decreases the inflammation. Magnesium has been found to be a natural calcium channel blocker, which is beneficial because calcium in excess is one of the most inflammation-producing substances in the body. Low magnesium levels are also associated with higher all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality, and over 75% of Americans fail to meet their minimum daily requirements of magnesium.

In conclusion, chronic, low-grade inflammation sustained by excessive belly fat, poor diet including processed foods and sugars, lack of exercise, smoking, and gum disease may explain why lifestyle-related diseases have reached epidemic proportions. The value of magnesium in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome is vital. Talk to our doctors at your next chiropractic adjustment about Magnezyme, a naturally cheated magnesium supplement offered here in our office. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our half hour self-defense class this Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm.