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If a patient complains of chest pains or hand tingling and there is not indication of arterial blockage, suggest the patient try to reduce calcium and increase magnesium in their diet. Do not recommend they take all these anxiety drugs! Those drugs cannot help this condition. They can also keep magnesium tablets on hand for emergencies when they fail to balance their dietary calcium/magnesium ratio.
Women are more prone to a calcium to magnesium imbalance as their bodies tend to hoard calcium since women's bodies are designed to gestate babies. Nature expects females to deplete their calcium to grow an infant's skeleton. Our cave-girl ancestors would already have had an infant or two by the time she was in her 20's and her calcium store would have been depleted by her pregnancies. Women today have far fewer children and live longer, yet their calcium hoarding metabolism remains and a calcium imbalance to magnesium causes some women to have chest pains and can cause post-menopausal women to have heart attacks. Eat magnesium rich foods such as greens! Cut-down on calcium laden products! Cut down on coffee.
If a patient overdoses on dietary calcium and has chest pain-- take a magnesium tablet. Reduce calcium intake and eat magnesium rich greens everyday. Keep in mind some foods such as coffee, utilizes magnesium in order to metabolize it. So, cut down on magnesium depleting substance like coffee too. In our low vegetable modern diet magnesium can be depleted and the body experiences constriction of vessels, heart tissue and other cramps. Also our modern farming depletes the soil of magnesium since our modern fertilizers contain no magnesium. Patients do not need to take magnesium supplements everyday. It is much healthier to balance out intake with diet. Taking calcium supplements just hardens the arteries.
Excess calcium calcifies our arteries and if our system is overloaded from a calcium meal, you can have such severe cramping of vessels and heart tissue to cause a heart attack. If you had been over age 50 you might have had a heart attack in one of these episodes, while youth helps a patient survive a calcium overload. The reason why most doctors don't give this advice is their training is to provide diagnostics, surgery and patented drugs. Since magnesium is a natural substance it cannot be patented and thus it is not on the list of treatments.
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