There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, and ages prematurely. Magnesium is the mineral of rejuvenation and prevents the calcification of our organs and tissues that is characteristic of the old-age related degeneration of our body.
It goes against a gale wind of medical science to ignore magnesium chloride used transdermally and orally in the treatment of any chronic or acute disorder, especially cancer. Magnesium deficiency poses a direct threat to the health of our cells. Without sufficient amounts of this precious mineral our cells calcify and rot, becoming breeding grounds for yeast and fungi invaders all to happy to strangle our life force and kill us. Magnesium deficiency is carcinogenic, and in case of solid tumors, a high level of supplemented magnesium inhibits carcinogenesis.
According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, low magnesium is associated with dramatic increases in free radical generation as well as glutathione depletion and this is vital since glutathione is one of the few antioxidant molecules known to neutralize mercury. Glutathione requires magnesium for its synthesis. Glutathione synthetase requires ?-glutamyl cysteine, glycine, ATP, and magnesium ions to form glutathione. In magnesium deficiency, the enzyme y-glutamyl transpeptidase is lowered.
Magnesium in general is essential for the survival of our cells but takes on further importance in the age of toxicity where our bodies are being bombarded on a daily basis with heavy metals. Without the cleaning and chelating work of glutathione (magnesium) cells begin to decay as cellular filth and heavy metals accumulates; excellent environments to attract deadly infection/cancer.
Several studies have shown an increased cancer rate in regions with low magnesium levels in soil and drinking water, and the same for selenium. In Egypt the cancer rate was only about 10% of that in Europe and America. In the rural fellah it was practically non-existent. The main difference was an extremely high magnesium intake of 2.5 to 3g in these cancer-free populations, ten times more than in most western countries.
Toxic symptoms from increased magnesium intake are not common because the body eliminates excess amounts unless there are serious problems with kidney function. Magnesium excess sometimes occurs when magnesium is supplemented as a medication (intravenously) because adding magnesium in very large doses, in isolation from other nutrients, can cause harmful effects on the body. In reality problems with magnesium supplementation usually occurs when the magnesium in the IV is given too rapidly and in too high of a dose or both
According to a study published in the March issue of the International Journal of Cancer, Chinese women who consumed mushrooms and green tea had a lower risk of breast cancer than those who did not.
The results were based on face-to-face interviews conducted in 2004 and 2005 with 1,009 female patients age 20 to 87 with histologically confirmed breast cancer, as well as with an equal number of healthy women in the same age group. Researchers asked the women questions about mushroom and tea consumption, diet and lifestyle.
Explaining the lag between the time the surveys were conducted and the publication of the results, lead researcher Dr. Min Zhang said the study was completed in September 2005, analyzed in 2006, and the publishing process filled the rest of the interim.
"It is quite normal for a chief investigator, who takes responsibilities for several large research projects at the same time, to publish the research findings after field work completion with three and a half years," said Zhang, who is the director of the Lu Cha Sino-Australian Research Collaboration in the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia.
The results of the study suggested that higher dietary intake of mushrooms and green tea was associated with an additional lower risk of breast cancer in Chinese women, he said.
"This study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship," Zhang stressed. "The word 'suggest' is very important, as I would not want to go beyond the inference that certain types of mushrooms that are popular in china could possibly be protective and could possibly help explain why Chinese women are at less risk of breast cancer. These are just possibilities, not strong likelihoods."
He added that there may be other reasons for the low breast cancer rate in Chinese women for which the evidence is much stronger, including lower body mass index, drinking green tea and "even the simple explanation of just having smaller breasts."
The abstract of the study added that further research exploring the relationship between mushrooms, tea and breast cancer was warranted.
Reported by Australian researchers, mushrooms and green tea may help halve the danger of breast cancer.
Printed in the International Journal of Cancer, the report determined that merely 10 grams of mushrooms, protect against breast cancer. The enquiry discovered that more protection was also supplied by green tea.
Directed by Dr. Min Zhang of the University of Western Australia, researchers analysed the results of mushrooms on about 2,000 Chinese women — half of whom had breast cancer.
“While the researchers have stressed that this study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship, the study has shown that it is biologically plausible for mushrooms and green tea to play a significant dietary role in reducing the risk of breast cancer.”