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Atrial Fibrillation UPDATE – The Miracle of Magnesium – Carolyn Dean MD ND

Magnesium deficiency is at epidemic proportions. The heart muscle relies heavily on magnesium. If the heart muscles are lacking in magnesium, they can go into spasm causing pain or heart rhythm disturbances. You may not even feel any symptoms but on a routine physical with an EKG your doctor may say, ‘Oh, you have atrial fibrillation’.

Magnesium’s role in preventing heart disease and strokes is accepted yet doctors have not gotten up to speed with its use. Magnesium was first shown to be of value in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in 1935 and since then there have been numerous double-blind studies showing magnesium to be of benefit for many types of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, ventricular premature contractions, ventricular tachycardia, and severe ventricular arrhythmias. Magnesium supplementation has also been shown to be helpful in angina due either to a spasm of the coronary artery or atherosclerosis.

See:  Magnesium and the Heart Research

In spite of all this, doctor and specifically cardiologists still do not use magnesium to a meaningful degree in their protocols. INSTEAD, in the current medical model organized by HMO’s, medicine is thought to be so complex that someone had the bright idea to create guidelines to treat symptoms and diseases. Thus, when you have an inkling of a heart attack, you will come away from your hospital internment with no less than three medications. It doesn’t matter if you had a mild or severe attack and even if you don’t have high cholesterol, high blood sugar or high blood pressure you will be put on all the medicines to supposedly prevent those conditions from happening. The trouble is you lose magnesium with those medications and magnesium deficiency contributes to heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Similarly, with the diagnosis of a rhythm disturbance, the recipe is to take an anti-arrhythmia drug and a blood thinner and prepare for a cardioversion to get you back to normal rhythm.

Here is an email from a blog reader who describes his experience“I am a 70-year old male with atrial fibrillation. My episodes started about 5 years ago. At first, they were infrequent, about once a month or so and always returned to normal sinus rhythm (NSR). As time went on they became more frequent and lasted longer, sometimes as long as 4 to 6 hours.

I went to my family doctor who put me on Metoprolol which had very little effect in stopping the episodes of Afib. I was referred to a cardiologist who did an extensive workup and placed me on Bystolic. The AFib episodes continued getting more frequent and lasting longer. When I finally had an episode that would not self-convert they recommended a cardioversion. I was placed on Warfarin for 3 weeks and then the cardioversion performed. This restored NSR and I was placed on Propafenone (Rhytyhmol), which initially gave good results. However, after a few months the AFib broke through.

At this time, I undertook my own research and found Dr. Dean’s website and magnesium solution – ReMag (about 18 months ago) I am currently using ReMag along with low dose of Propafenone and have complete control of the AFib. I have added ReMyte, which is giving even better results. I check my RBC magnesium every 3 months and find it is coming up gradually. When I mentioned the magnesium treatment to my cardiologist, I was told that it would have no effect and that testing serum magnesium value was sufficient.”

There are many lessons to be learned from this post:

1). Atrial fibrillation is a SYMPTOM of magnesium deficiency. Restore your magnesium levels and your a-fib will likely go away.

2). Take charge of your health. We live in a part of the world where this is still possible. For a marginal expense, you can have a maximum experience getting well again by using ReMag as recommended.

3). Follow the protocol. Consistently. Here is a note from a reader: “ReMag and ReMyte are amazing. Every time I take a sip (put the day’s dose in 16 oz container) it calms me down. I’m also reading “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” and understand a bit more about why you emphasize drinking half your body weight in ounces of water. Thank you so much for putting me on the right path and helping me realize that these simple things matter greatly.”

Tonight on our internet based radio show, we’ll be talking with Dr. Carolyn Dean about Atrial Fibrillation and sharing the Good News of how you can get well and live longer along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions.

Listen to the archive:

Hour one – right click to download


Hour two – right click to download


5 replies »

  1. Great radio program! I have a question about dosages of magnesium. We’re told certain types of magnesium have different absorption rates and the recommended dosage is about 450mg per day for older people. OK, so do we multiply the capsule mg by the estimated absorption rate to get the actual mg we’re getting? Also, as someone with Afib/palpitations, should I take above the RDA? Of course I must be getting some Mg from my food, so whatever this is counts toward my daily dose, I assume. I am thinking about taking 3-400mg of mostly Magnesium Taurate or Malate.

    • Hello! Thank you! We can only speak about our product, ReMag – which is 100% absorbed and 1005 bio-available on consumption! So, you can take it with confidence and you can take it milligram for milligram – you can read Dr. Dean’s book on A-Fib to get more details on the protocol – it’s here on the blog – and, yes, Dr. Dean recommends more than the RDA for folks with A-fib you can get to a saturation point that will eliminate the palpitations.

  2. I am so thankful to have found Dr Dean’s book on magnesium, and am taking ReMag. Originally started it to try and stop daily painful muscle cramping that just laid me out several times a day. Tried for YEARS to get help from doctors; nothing. They checked my electrolytes; said “normal”. Shrugs; said to try drinking tonic water.

    After reading the Magnesium book, I went online and got the RBC Magnesium test. Was at the low border of normal. This explained a lot! Started ReMag; have slowly worked up to 450 mg daily, sipped in water thru the day. The multiple painful muscle cramps are gone!!!

    I also have Limited Scleroderma, with calcinosis deposits (calcium crystal lumgs under the skin on forearms and fingertips). They can be very painful! Guess what?! Since starting ReMag a couple of months ago, NO new ones have formed. For years now I have always had one to three on my fingertips at a times. What a relief!

    I also have AFib, and have just read about also taking ReMyte along with the ReMag. But I haven’t found how much to take?? Especially since I already take the ReMag. I read the Part II book about Minerals, but if it’s in there, I’ve missed it. Can you suggest some general guidelines for people wanting to take both?? For instance, since there is magnesium in the ReMyte, do I subtract that amount from the dose of ReMag I’ve been taking??

    Thank you so much.

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