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

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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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