Cardiac Health and Minerals

According to the US center for disease control, sudden cardiac deaths are increasing for young people, particularly for young women.

Let’s take a moment to talk about this, and some nutrition related to it.

Did you know that scientists are starting to link a lot of these heart failures to increased stress and magnesium deficiencies across the whole population? Deficiencies caused by low to no mineral content in drinking water, soil and therefore our food? This complete depletion of magnesium in our food and water supply has now been confirmed to me by both a doctor and a soil scientist, as well as through my own personal research on the subject.

Did you know that magnesium deficiencies can cause symptoms of anorexia, nausea and potentially other minor mental health issues?
That if you increase your calcium intake, without also increasing your magnesium intake, it could lead to negative effects for your body?

The key, as with so much else in life, is to find balance. We need a balance between potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium and each mineral fulfills a different role in how our hearts function/operate.

Another interesting sidenote is that many types of medications can cause these mineral deficiencies as well. Medications that often also get dumped into our water supply and pollute our drinking water with most people having no idea.

For more info, read this article: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/electrolytes-cardiac-arrhythmias-8158.html

Or check out this interesting research paper I found on the topic: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutrientschap8.pdf

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