January 27, 2016

MAG-pie Alert!… #2 TOXICITY OF IRON…/11/3171S.full.pdf+html THINGS THAT GO “BUMP” IN THE NIGHT… My advice, grab your seatbelt… this is likely going to be a brief, bumpy, and bewitching ride… As many of you know, I got into this wacky world of nutrition because I was convinced everyone simply had a Mg-deficiency — thus […]

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MAG-pie Alert!!! #1 TOXICITY OF IRON

January 19, 2016

MAG-pie Alert!… #1 TOXCITY OF IRON It has taken much of 2015 to fully process the MANY stellar studies reviewed on the TOXICITY OF IRON: Brace yourself! You will not enjoy what this article has to say… ALL manner of Pathogens, bacterial, fungal, viral, mycotoxin, etc., MUST HAVE IRON TO FLOURISH & GROW…. And where do they find […]

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Announcing “Musings from MAG” Volume 1

August 3, 2015

Hello MAG-pies… I’m very pleased to announce the publishing of my new eBook, Musings from MAG, Volume 1. It all began with a compilation of notes, which quickly turned in to 300 pages, touching on over 70 issues that stem from mineral imbalances. I soon realised this was fast becoming more than just a set of notes. […]

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Vitamin-D deficiency = Mg deficiency. Period.

November 15, 2014

It is my fervent “D”ream that this be my LAST blog on the relentless “D”ebate on Hormone-D… “Hope springs eternal!,” as my consultant mentor, Jerry McManis, used to say… As a teaser, let me borrow the Introduction from a wonderfully insightful, contemporary (2013) and brief (2 pgs), article by Armin Zittermann on this vital issue: […]

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The Copper Conundrum…

September 7, 2014

Ah, yes… Copper is indeed a “conundrum…” co·nun·drum kəˈnəndrəm/ noun noun: conundrum; plural noun: conundrums a confusing and difficult problem or question. “one of the most difficult conundrums for the experts” It seems like we can’t live with Copper, and certainly can’t live without it… This alleged “demonic” mineral drives 30+ enzymes that are incredibly […]

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Let’s Tip Our Hat to Maggie, NOT Monopoly…

August 21, 2014

  Dear MAG-pies… As we close in on having 16,000 members in our midst, I thought that I’d share some intriguing quotations, some tried & true, but also some new…   “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” “Ας το φάρμακο είναι τα τρόφιμα και τα τρόφιμα σου είναι ότι το φάρμακο” […]

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Robin Williams suffered from a Magnesium deficiency?…

August 12, 2014

The world has lost a treasured icon this week (8/11/14) with the shocking departure of Robin Williams (1951-2014). Few of us alive today have not been graced by his gift for outrageous humor, and yet we have also been moved by his talent as a dramatic actor. Who here didn’t think he deserved the Oscar […]

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Ascorbic Acid Causes Copper Deficiency?… Huh?!?…

May 8, 2014

OK, where, oh where are we headed today?… Some of you (actually several hundred of you…) saw and commented on my Cinco de Mayo MAG Post re the importance of using wholefood Vitamin-C COMPLEX and foregoing Ascorbic Acid… And for those that may have missed it, here’s the permalink to that thread: On many, […]

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Testing is Key to Hormone-D!

February 2, 2014

Yes, this is what ALL the controversy is about with Hormone-D… getting from one state to the next! The molecule on the Left is Calcidiol, aka 25(OH)D or the “Storage” form of the Hormone. The molecule on the Right is Calcitriol, aka 1,25(OH)2 D3 or the “Active” form of the Hormone. And you can’t get […]

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The Truth of Hormone-D…

January 22, 2014

Recently, one of the MAG-pies asked me about the “real” story on “Vitamin-D…” Here are my unabashed comments to stimulate your neurons and hopefully nutritional sanity… “Chances are you have very little valid information about your “true” mineral status… Serum measurements are NOT valid, as serum is “extracellular…” RBC measurements are QUITE valid (because they […]

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Giving Thanks!

November 27, 2013

“If the only prayer you say is “Thank You…” it will be enough.” — Meister Eckert (1260-1327) Thankful… Thanksgiving is, by far, my most favored of holidays! It’s a time we can all step off the hamster wheel for a day and truly reflect on the many, many blessings we effectively overlook the other 364 […]

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The Theory AND the Calculator are FLAWED… imho…

November 18, 2013

NY Times November 17, 2013 Risk Calculator for Cholesterol Appears Flawed By GINA KOLATA Available at Last week, the nation’s leading heart organizations released a sweeping new set of guidelines for lowering cholesterol, along with an online calculator meant to help doctors assess risks and treatment options. But, in a major embarrassment to the […]

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Is the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Inside or Outside the Cell?

November 8, 2013

Recently one of the MAG-pies (Louise from Ireland…) posed a question about what the HTMA reveals, particularly in contrast to a Red Blood Cell test of the mineral.  The starting point is to know what the HTMA test is showing in the way of  minerals: specifically, are they intracellular elements, or are they extracellular elements?  […]

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Magnesium supports the Adrenals & Thyroid…

August 27, 2013

“ATP is synonymous with life…” — Andrew Kim I love this picture! And we’ve all been there, right?… Unfortunately. OK, so many moons ago I promised an article on the Adrenals & Thyroid. I could say that I was too tired to write it, but then the MAG-pies would vote me off the Island — […]

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Magnesium deficiency causes Epigenetic Stress!

August 6, 2013

In a recent FB thread, several MAG-pies were commenting on the notable rise of missing enzymes, esp. those that are key to methylation and sulphation (i.e. MTHFR and CBS) It’s a timely and important topic… Here’s a summary of some of my Mg-oriented observations that are worth understanding as it relates to this cultural metabolic […]

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Ameer Rosic chats with Magnesium Man!

July 22, 2013

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of connecting with Ameer Rosic, FDN. He’s a very hip, and outrageously ripped wellness coach/trainer in Canada who delights in helping clients with their sleep. Which is most entertaining, as he must never do so given how active and dynamic he is!… He’s a huge fan of Magnesium […]

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Randy Travis suffers from Magnesium deficiency…

July 9, 2013

In less than a week, another global celebrity, Randy Travis, is challenged by “heart disease…” What another supreme tragedy, and had it not been for one of our regular MAG-pie posters, I would never have known about it, nor fully understood how “Viral Cardiomyopathy” (VC) is related to Magnesium deficiency… Huh?… You’ve got to be […]

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James Gandolfini died of Magnesium deficiency…

July 3, 2013

We have lost a gifted actor, his wife has lost her loving partner, and his two children have lost their “hero!” Most of all, we have lost, yet again, an opportunity to shed new light on what really causes “heart disease…” Let me explain this further. Here are some of the leading headlines alerting us […]

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Magnesium — 800 enzymes…

July 1, 2013

One of the newer and more scientifically inclined MAG-pies recently declared that our “benefactor” Magnesium is involved in 700-800 enzyme reactions — more than doubling the oft-quoted Internet babble that “Magnesium is involved in 300 enzyme reactions…”                       It’s a number that has become a caricature of this […]

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Magnesium, Stress & Heart Disease…

June 28, 2013

Ahhhhh… Another day, another chance to clear the air about what REALLY causes so-called “heart disease…” Today’s assault on our sanity comes from a group of researchers from France writing about the impact that “Stress!” AND the perception of “Stress!” has on our chance of a heart attack. OMg! Published in the online edition of […]

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Magnesium and Inflammation

June 27, 2013

There’s an increasing amount of attention being paid to Inflammation. And for good reason… it’s the silent precursor to most, if not all, chronic disease. But with increasing frequency, articles are hyping its presence and steps to take to manage it — but are acting like it’s coming from Mars… Not quite the case as […]

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Magnesium Sulfate & Pregnancy…

June 24, 2013

One of our MAG-pies brought this important article  to my attention — which had the following headline: FDA: Drug used to stop early labor can pose serious risks to babies Now that’s attention getting, eh?!?… For those that might be wondering: this issue about Mg posing a risk is utter rubbish! Please keep in mind, […]

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Adrenal Fatigue or Aldosterone Excess? Hmmm…

June 21, 2013

One of my Starbuck’s buddies, Roger, recommended years ago that I watch “Mr. Saturday Night” with Billy Crystal If you haven’t seen it, it’s a classic show that deserves more stars…  The star of the show is former comedian, Buddy Young, who was famous for building up the joke from the right field, and […]

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Stress, Magnesium, and Cortisol? A connection?…

June 20, 2013

“Stress!” It’s a ubiquitous part of life, right?… We’ve all felt that agonizing sensation in our gut when a deadline starts to loom, when our creditors start terrorizing us for more timely payments, when we have a fight with our spouse or significant other, when our car breaks down at the worst possible moment… And […]

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What exactly does Stress have to do with Magnesium?…

June 20, 2013

It’s ubiquitous… Everyone is consumed with “Stress!” and it’s devastating affect on our body… And we all are being schooled to know that “Stress!” triggers the release of Cortisol — the Master Stress Hormone. Keep in mind, this very process has been going on inside our Ancestors’ bodies for 6 million years, give or take […]

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Sugar Causes Heart Disease… What?!?…

June 17, 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013 started with my good friend Kevin Cottrell asking me to comment on this Infographic, particulary for a colleague who was worried about being pre-diabetic… This was my response… “Stress!” causes Mg Loss. Period. As Kevin notes above, the greater your # of “Stressors!”  the greater your Mg Burn Rate (or MBR). […]

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Mg deficiency affects MTHFR? Really?…

May 23, 2013

I’ve often wondered in the last few years why Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, “the Dean of Magnesium” has a fascination with Yeast Infections… Well, a post on the Magnesium Advocacy FB page by one of our MAG-pies, Angela Meister, (May 17th, at 8:45am) prompted me to look deeper into the MTHFR gene mutation issue, and […]

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Heart Disease? Take ANYTHING but Magnesium!…

May 2, 2013

Be still my heart… And now we’re told by yet another “top cardiologist” to take a supplement to address our “heart disease.” And this time, it’s a Probiotic! OMg… you are kidding me, right? The field of Cardiology will do anything to keep the light from shining on Magnesium deficiency as the root cause […]

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Does Magnesium (MgCl Oil) heal scars?!?…

April 22, 2013
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What’s the connection between Copper, Maggie & PMS?…

April 16, 2013

Recently, one of the MAG-pies asked about PMS and what effect Copper and Zinc have on this monthly challenge. Here are my thoughts re that key issue… Again, let’s make sure we understand the Copper/Zinc/Magnesium connection…What’s important to know is that Zinc in a woman’s body is a surrogate for Progesterone, and Copper is a […]

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The Full Truth about Three Key Vitamins… B, C & E!

April 16, 2013

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What Is “Heart Disease” — Really?!?…

April 15, 2013

Or, Why Does Heart Disease Rise on April 15th?… It’s a known fact that CPA’s (and I’m sure many of their clients…) have among the highest levels of Cholesterol during the epicenter of Tax Season (April 14-16). What most don’t know is that Cholesterol levels return to normal following this hyper-stressful period… So then Cholesterol […]

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What organs are enhanced by different forms of Magnesium?…

April 11, 2013

The question that I’m asked by just about everyone: so form of Magnesium is good for what conditions… This is just a working list based on my review and recollection of many, many articles. It is by no means definitive and will be subject to further revision… Good all around Mg: Malate, Glycinate, Chloride & […]

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The Vitamin-D controversy…

April 7, 2013

As anyone who has read my regular posts online, you have learned that I am one of few wellness guys who isn’t ga-ga over Vitamin-D. It’s not the 1st time that I’ve cut against the grain in my career, but I want  to offer an explanation that will hopefully explain my counter-cultural rationale… In my […]

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A Magnesium Primer — Part 5

March 30, 2013

WHY YOU MUST KNOW YOUR BODY’S MAGNESIUM STATUS AND HOW YOU CAN EASILY DO SO  by Morley M. Robbins aka “Magnesium Man” Before beginning a road trip in your car, would you set out without first checking to see if you had enough gas in your tank to get you to your destination? Of course […]

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The Adrenal Cocktail…

March 29, 2013

Adrenal “Cocktail” (Take 1-2 times/day – an hour before or after food!) Outlined below is a mineral mixture that one of our colleague’s, Susan Blackard, NP, ND, PhD, has developed for her clients at the Rejuvenation Health Center (Springfield, MO) to take to nourish their adrenals when in need of a lift. What is important is […]

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Is Magnesium Deficiency a GERD and Acid Reflux issue?

March 21, 2013

Rhonda asked me this question on the Magnesium Advocacy Facebook Group: Is mag deficiency a GERD and acid reflux issue? I’m assuming it is, but would love to hear thoughts. Thanks! Here was my response: First of all, it’s not an “acid” reflux issue — it’s an alkaline wash. A body under “Stress!” can not produce […]

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A Magnesium Primer – Part 4

March 15, 2013

MORE MAGNESIUM DRAINS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT! Last time, I shared with you how stress, fluoride and pharmaceutical drugs can rob you of the Magnesium your body needs to stay healthy. Here are some additional Magnesium Robbers that you need to know about and protect yourself against. Poor Diet We all know that the […]

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A Magnesium Primer – Part 3

March 15, 2013

MAGNESIUM DRAINS… In Parts 1 and 2 of my Magnesium Primer, you learned why Magnesium is one of the most vitally important nutrients for your health (#1 in my opinion), and also why it is very unlikely that you can obtain all of the Magnesium your body needs simply through diet alone, even if you […]

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A Magnesium Primer – Part 2

March 15, 2013

EATING HEALTHY IS IMPORTANT, BUT NOT ENOUGH! Last time ( I introduced you to Magnesium, which I consider to be the most important nutrient for health, and one that is being completely ignored by mainstream media and conventional medicine. I also discussed some of the many important roles it plays in the body and shared […]

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A Magnesium Primer – Part 1

February 20, 2013

“Living without adequate levels of Magnesium is like trying to operate a machine with the power off.” ~ Christiane Northrup, MD “Without enough Magnesium, cells simply don’t work.” ~ Lawrence M. Resnick, MD (Former Prof. of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School)     Given the quotations above, as well as the many studies that […]

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Morley on “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” Show

January 24, 2013

From In Episode 602 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” I’m pleased to bring you wellness coach, certified nutrition educator and bona fide magnesium expert Morley Robbins. We all know there are benefits to getting adequate amount of vitamins and minerals into our diets through both the foods we eat as well as […]

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2013: The Year Of Magnesium

January 17, 2013

Or, “THE MAGNESIUM ANSWER TO OUR NATION’S HEALTH CRISIS” Let’s face it. America’s health crisis is only getting worse. As a nation, we are sick and getting sicker, and it’s becoming increasingly obvious that our institutions that we rely upon to meet our health care needs—doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and the various state and federal […]

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My “AHA!” Moment About Magnesium, by Larry Trivieri Jr.

January 7, 2013

The following is a guest post from Larry Trivieri Jr., a leading lay expert and author in the field of self-care healing methods and holistic, integrative medicine.  Full bio at the end of this article.  -Morley I’ve been writing about health for more than 25 years, usually with an emphasis on proven self-care steps we […]

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Misled & Misfed: How Magnesium Deficiency is the Stealth Bomber in Chronic Disease

December 17, 2012

“Of all the 18 Essential Minerals, by far the most important is Magnesium. It is like the Teacher of the Classroom. When one or the other pupil is missing, no problem. When the Teacher is missing, the disorder is perfect!” – Fr. Bene-Josep Schorr, SJ, Professor of Biochemistry and Physics We’ve all been trained to believe that […]

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Let’s Get Sick! – In 10 Easy Steps

December 14, 2012

“Without enough Magnesium, cells simply don’t work” — Lawrence M. Resnick, MD (Former Prof. of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School) I’ve gone round and round preaching the benefits of Magnesium. Anyone who’s been around me these last 36 months, can attest to that! Maybe it’s a Mayan thing, having been inspired by the “2012 […]

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How To Restore Magnesium In 3 Steps

November 29, 2012

Everyone asks me, “How do I increase my magnesium intake?  What’s the best form of magnesium to use?”  Here’s Morley Robbin’s (aka. “Magnesium Man”) answer.

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Do Flies Cause Garbage?

October 29, 2012

Harold Gunatillake, MD, FRCS, FACS (US), FIACS (US), AM (Sing), MBBS (Cey), possibly the most degreed physician that I’ve encountered in 35 years in the health care industry, wrote a provocative piece recently in The Sunday Leader recently, entitled “Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?” To his credit, he makes some very powerful observations in this […]

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Interview: Randy Brumit

June 8, 2012

Randy Brumit, Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer Special Forces, sat down with us recently to discuss his amazing story about how Magnesium really changed his life and the lives of the people around him.

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