Magnesium, Estrogen and Vitamin D
Sent Sunday, February 20, 2011
Today's Wellness Tip From the Future...
A reader recently asked me to explain the relationship between
magnesium and estrogen and other nutrients. I'll tackle estrogen
and vitamin D in this blog.
I talk about the relationship of estrogen to magnesium in my
Magnesium Miracle book. One of the original papers I referenced is
by Dr. Mildred Seelig in the Journal of the American College of
Nutrition and it's available online at the Magnesium Water website
According to Dr. Seelig's considerable research, normal levels of
estrogen enhance the uptake and utilization of magnesium by soft
tissues and bone. She says this may explain why young women are not
subject to heart disease and osteoporosis but then fall victim to
the conditions when estrogen secretion declines at menopause.
However, in cases where estrogen is high and magnesium intake is
low, the excess estrogen can quickly burn up magnesium making it
even more deficient. In the face of low magnesium in blood calcium
gains the upper hand and can lead to blood clots, atherosclerosis,
kidneys stones, gall stones, heel spurs and calcium deposits in
breast cysts and fibromyalgia.
Since there are so many signs and symptoms of excess estrogen, go
to Dr. Roby Mitchell's website www.drfitt.com and fill out his
symptom profile on estrogen dominance. The treatment of estrogen
dominance has to be individualized but if you have it you should at
least be taking extra magnesium.
According to the Vitamin D Council (
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/), vitamin D has co-factors that the
body needs in order to utilize it properly. They are: magnesium,
zinc, vitamin K2, boron and a tiny amount of vitamin A. The Council
goes on to report that magnesium is the most important of these
co-factors. Clinically it is common for rising vitamin D levels to
uncover an underlying magnesium deficiency. So if you are taking
vitamin D and start to feel worse rather than better, you might be
experiencing magnesium deficiency symptoms and need to increase
your intake of magnesium.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future
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