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According to a March 30, 2017 press release by the WHO, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide with more than 300 million people living with depression. This is an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.
Trauma, grief, financial troubles, unemployment, SAD, smoking, thyroid disease, poor sleep habits, Facebook/Instagram overload, the end of a TV series or movie, urban environments, too many choices, lack of omega-3 fatty acids, BCP, anxiety and insomnia drugs, including Valium and Xanax; Lopressor, for high blood pressure; cholesterol-lowering drugs including Lipitor; and Premarin for menopausal symptoms are all cited as possible causes of depression.
Fortunately, there is such a simple, elegant solution for many who suffer from depression! A breakthrough nutritional study conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in PLoS ONE has found that just 248mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression symptoms in study subjects.
“New clinical research results show magnesium is effective at addressing symptoms and is safer and easier on the wallet than prescription therapies,” reports Science Daily, echoing information that Dr. Carolyn Dean has published in her landmark thesis on magnesium deficiency, The Magnesium Miracle, published in 2004 and recently updated [2017 Edition]. Today, even mainstream science is now confirming that magnesium is a safe, affordable and effective treatment for depression.
As Dr. Dean has written in her many books, blogs and seminars, stress, hypothyroidism, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and menopausal symptoms can all be related to magnesium deficiency. What if magnesium deficiency is the underlying cause of what eventually develops into depression? Let’s look at the symptoms of depression and how they relate to magnesium deficiency:
* Sleep disturbance – definitely a symptom of magnesium deficiency
* Fatigue or loss of energy – definitely symptoms of magnesium deficiency
* Psychomotor agitation or retardation – definitely symptoms of magnesium deficiency
* Diminished ability to think or concentrate – definitely symptoms of magnesium deficiency
When you fail to treat the above symptoms with magnesium, then the following symptoms can develop:
* Diminished interest or loss of pleasure in most activities
* Depressed mood
* Appetite disturbance
* Feelings of worthlessness
* Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
Around 2008 several studies reported that antidepressant medication might only work 40% of the time, which is little better than placebo. Even so, allopathic medicine continues to tell us that antidepressant medication, with or without psychotherapy, is the best treatment for depression. But from our vantage point, for or mild to moderate depression Dr. Dean recommends ReMag Magnesium Solution. Just 1 teaspoon will give you 248 mg highly absorbed picometer elemental magnesium recommended within the parameters of the clinical study. Dr. Dean also urges you to use ReMag in appropriate doses for stress, insomnia, fatigue, agitation, and poor concentration and not succumb to the temptation of quick-fix drugs for these magnesium deficiency problems!