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Cardiac Rehab with Magnesium

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Increasing dietary magnesium intake is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, heart failure, diabetes, and all-cause mortality, but not CHD or total CVD.

I am a long-term cancer survivor. I have ignored my heart failure issues for years. Living with an incurable cancer distracted me. A diagnosis of chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy in early 2019 forced me to focus on my cardiac rehabilitation. Once I began researching heart health issues, I realized I have been doing many things right since I developed atrial fibrillation (a-fib) in late 2010. First and foremost, I focused on magnesium.

I recently joined a Facebook group for cardiomyopathy survivors. Members talk a lot about the side effects of conventional heart health medications. I’m new to the world of heart failure so I might be naive but it seems to me that conventional cardiology has it all wrong. The two cardiologists that I’ve seen over the past 3 years talked little about non-toxic heart therapies. Few of the FB group members talk about non-toxic therapies.

I determined to work at my cardiac rehabilitation utilizing evidence-based, non-toxic heart health therapies before I turn to the toxic meds like beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, etc.

Magnesium (Mg), both dietary and supplemented, is central to a host of bodily functions-primarily heart health. Getting enough Mg into my body is pretty easy for me for two reasons. First, I like many of the Mg rich foods listed below and second, I supplement with Mg.

I plan to research and write many more posts about evidenced-based non-toxic cardio rehabilitation therapies in the weeks, months and years ahead. My goal is to heal my chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Or at least manage my heart health so I die of old age decades from now…

Are you a heart failure survivor? What therapies, both conventional or non-conventional, would you like to read about? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thanks,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Recommended Reading:


Dietary magnesium intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and all-cause mortality: a dose–response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

“Conclusions- Increasing dietary magnesium intake is associated with a reduced risk of

  • stroke,
  • heart failure,
  • diabetes, and
  • all-cause mortality,
  • but not CHD or total CVD.

These findings support the notion that increasing dietary Mg might provide health benefits.

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4 comments
Sheila Johnson says a couple of weeks ago

Very interested in magnesium intake for heart being damaged by chemo.

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    David Emerson says last week

    Hi Sheila-

    I follow a number of therapies shown to rehab heart function. Not only magnesium but also CoQ10, cocoa, etc. Do you have chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy or other chemo-induced side effects? Did you undergo cardio toxic chemo regimens?

    Don’t mean to be nosey. Just curious.

    David Emerson

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Bruce Miller says 3 weeks ago

I was born with heart disease along with other ailments. Coq10 and hawthorn berry extract are also very beneficial. I was diagnosed with kappa light chain mm in dec 2019.
It’s been a roller coaster ride ever since. Your website is helping me to understand my condition better thank you!

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    David Emerson says 3 weeks ago

    Hi Bruce-

    Great to read that PBC is helping you. What is the status of your MM? Did your conventional treatments, if any, cause damage to your heart? How are you managing both MM and heart disease at the same time?

    Just curious, thanks.

    David Emerson

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