No this is not about illegal drugs, but prescription pills. Can you imagine that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending cholesterol-lowering drugs for kids as young as 8 years old? You think I'm kidding, read this NPR story. A friend sent me the link today. It aired last week.
I think if physicians had more training in nutrition, we'd never see this. In fact, heart disease and magnesium deficiency are more closely related than heart disease and cholesterol levels. Calcium gets a lot of press, not so magnesium. The two are so closely related that they should never be mentioned separately.
The thinking is that we used to get magnesium in the soil and water, but now the soil is depleted and the water filtered and softened. The more calcium you take in, the more magnesium you need.
Please read "Magnesium Miracle" in Protein Power Lifeplan by Michael and Mary Dan Eades, MDs., c 2000, Warner Wellness Books, N.Y.
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