Suzanne Norman

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80% of Americans Are Deficient In Magnesium

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million believed affected worldwide. Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs the first line in treatment, despite the fact that these drugs are fraught with serious side effects, including suicidal ideation and completion.  

While research into natural alternatives for depression is growing daily,'s Depression database contains 647 studies on over 100 natural substances that have been studied to prevent or treat the feelings of depression.  It is rare to find quality human clinical research on the topic published in well-respected journals, however, a powerful study published in PLOS One titled, "Role of magnesium supplementation in the treatment of depression: A randomized clinical trial". (Read it here) shows great promise in validating the role of natural substances to treat such symptoms.

We are led to believe that depression is caused by a deficiency in serotonin in the brain. This has NEVER been proven, in fact, the data has poked holes in this theory and even the field of psychiatry itself has begun casting doubt on this unproven theory.  There is a fantastic article written by holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan, I encourage you to read it here.

Few people are aware of the enormous role magnesium plays in our bodies. Magnesium is by far the most important mineral in the body. After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies; vitally important, yet hardly known. It is more important than calcium, potassium or sodium and regulates all three of them. Millions suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it

Here is a wonderful article on the subject I think you will find enlightening.  Read it here.  

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