Chocolate Craving a Symptom of a Magnesium Deficiency
Estrogen Dominance hormone imbalance causes a magnesium deficiency.
Chocolate is one of the foods that is highest in
magnesium. So women that have a hormone unbalanced system
that are estrogen dominant typically have a chocolate
craving just before their period. However, if they
are taking magnesium supplements, they will not have
a chocolate craving. The woman has a chocolate
craving because her body needs magnesium.
It is very important when taking magnesium supplements to take a magnesium that is easily absorbed. Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed with an absorption rate of 4%. It is best to get a chelated magnesium at the health food store that has a absorption rate of 40%. A chelated magnesium is simply a magnesium that has an amino acid wrapped around it. I like to use magnesium glycinate about 400-600 mg/day.
- muscle tension or spasms
- muscle cramps
- menstrual cramps
- heart palpitations
- cold hands and cold feet - Reynaud's Syndrome
- calcification of tissues or joints
- possible microcalcifications in the breast
- possible calcifications in the arteries or heart valves
- nervousness or irritability
Muscle Tensing from Lack of Magnesium
Whenever there is a magnesium deficiency, there is muscle tensing or spasm. This is commonly known as a "charlie horse". With a magnesium deficiency, any muscle in the body will tense up. If the leg muscle tenses up, then this is called a "charlie horse". The uterus is kind of like a muscular bag. If the uterus tenses up, women label this as menstrual cramps. The uterus simply contracts and tenses up. Your intestines are surrounded by smooth muscle, the intestines tense up and you get constipation.
Cold hands and feet can also be a symptom of magnesium deficiency. Arteries are simply tubes in your body that supply blood to the tissue in the body. Veins bring back blood to the heart to recycle the blood. Arteries have a muscular sheath that surrounds the tube. Yes, this muscular covering of the artery will contract with a magnesium deficiency. The result is that the artery will get smaller with a magnesium deficiency. And not as much blood will be delivered to the tissue. Frequently, Estrogen Dominant women will have cold hands and feet because the magnesium deficiency causes the arteries of the hands and feet to contract and get smaller, and so not enough blood is delivered to the hands and feet. The hands and feet are starved for blood and are cold. These women may be misdiagnosed as Raynaud's Syndrome.
Sometimes this contraction of the ateries in the hands and feet can be so severe that putting your hand in cold water will further constrict the arteries and you will get pain. This is labeled as Reynaud's Syndrome. I have a patient that claims she was diagnosed with Reynaud's Syndrome. She cured herself by taking magnesium, taking progesterone, and cutting out xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens.
The arteries that feed your head also have a muscular covering. A magnesium deficiency will also cause these arteries to constrict as well and it may be possible to cause a migraine headache. So if you have a menstrual migraine headache, cut out xenoestrogens, take progesterone, and take magnesium supplements.
Calcium Deposited in Unwanted Places
Magnesium is important to neuromuscular transmission. It is also an important cofactor in the enzyme processes that form the matrix of bone and in the synthesis of nucleic acid. Magnesium has an inverse relationship with calcium. Thus, if food is deficient in magnesium, more of the calcium in the food is absorbed. If the blood level of magnesium is low, calcium is mobilized from bone.
A magnesium deficiency will cause calcium to be deposited in unwanted spots such as bone spurs and microcalcifications in the breast. When your doctor does a mammogram, the radiologists frequently see microcalcifications in the breast. This frequently warrants a biopsy. The area of the breast that has microcalcifications may or may not be breast cancer. A biopsy is the only way to be sure. So the physician is forced to do a biopsy to make sure the area that has microcalcifications is not a breast tumor and must do a biopsy for medical legal reasons.
The mainstream medical approach is that there may or may not be an association of breast cancer with the microcalcifications. So a biopsy is required.
In my opinion, Estrogen Dominance hormone imbalance causes breast cancer. Estrogen Dominance also causes a magnesium deficiency. A magnesium deficiency causes calcium to deposit in the body in the form of bone spurs, microcalcifications in the breast and possibly calcium deposits in the arteries. In my opinion, breast cancer does not cause microcalcifications in the breast. Estrogen Dominance causes both breast cancer and microcalcifications in the breast.
Nerve Misfiring Causing Palpitations
For nerves to properly conduct, there must be adequate levels of magnesium. If there is a magnesium deficiency, then the nerve will misfire and not conduct the electrical impulse correctly. The heart muscle has a nervous system that allows it to beat regularly (when the nerves are working properly). f there is a magnesium deficiency, then you may get heart palpitations or irregular heart beats. Try the easiest remedy first, eliminate xenoestrogens, take progesterone, and take magnesium glycinate. See if this takes care of the problem.