How the Exclusion of Magnesium in Medical Education Has Kept the Public in the Dark
When I was studying sports medicine/exercise physiology in my undergraduate program in the early 90s and when I was in chiropractic school pursuing my doctorate of chiropractic, not once did I ever hear the mineral magnesium ever mentioned.
Not in my exercise physiology classes, not in my biochemistry class, and not in my pathology classes.
Not once did the discussion of magnesium ever come up.
How is it that science ignored the most important mineral in the human body that really is the basis of all life?
In my classes, we talked about sodium, potassium, calcium, iron and iodine to some extent, but left out magnesium.
After researching I was to later find out just how important magnesium is in its role in human biochemistry.
In fact, you could arguably say it is the most important ion in the body.
So let's cut to the chase and look at the biochemistry in which we have 3 main energy steps for which we are converting glucose into energy that we call ATP.
The first step is anaerobic glycolysis, then to the krebs cycle we go, and finally, to the step where most of the ATP is generated in the electron transport system or aka oxidative phosphorylation.
In these 22 steps to making the body’s currency, ATP, we know that magnesium is needed in 12 out of the 22 steps.
Yet, this fact was ignored and excluded during my formal education.
In fact, ATP without enough magnesium is non-functional and leads to cell death.
Now, the second half to this story is that magnesium needs to be in a charged divalent form to be absorbed easily.
This requires hydrochloric acid (HCL, stomach acid).
When I see low levels of sodium (below 10) on an HTMA, I know you are not making adequate amounts of stomach acid, and I know that you will not be absorbing magnesium at the optimal level needed for human health.
As we now know, a magnesium deficiency in the human organism will have devastating effects on human health, and this deficiency will never be found on a routine blood test, which may be the underlying factor of your many poor health conditions.
Also, it should be noted to make stomach acid the body also needs zinc, vitamin B1, and vitamin B6.
As you can see the mineral matrix is a dynamic system with many interrelationships of all the minerals and no other test on planet earth will give the insight into the mineral matrix like a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA).
If you are really interested in health, you owe it to yourself to get this test so that I can help you balance the mineral systems of the body, for better health, vitality, and longevity.