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08-16-21 The Magnesium and Protein Miracle-Carolyn Dean MD ND 

Magnesium plays many important roles in the structure and the function of the human body. The adult human body contains about 25 grams of magnesium. Over 60% of all the magnesium in the body is found in the skeleton, about 27% is found in muscle, 6% to 7% is found in other cells, and less than 1% is found outside of cells in the blood.

Magnesium’s Role in Protein Synthesis 

Magnesium is necessary for protein synthesis at the ribosomal level. The ribosomes are the cellular organelles where proteins are synthesized. Magnesium “activates” the amino acids involved and allows the mRNA to attach to the ribosomes. Magnesium is also found in the nucleus of the cell and is essential for the stability of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA. If DNA and RNA structure do not remain stable you may have mutations in the code and produce incorrect peptides or none at all during protein synthesis. Energy for the production of proteins must come from ATP as well. You have heard me say a hundred times that magnesium is required in 6 of the 8 steps of the Krebs Cycle to make ATP. Without magnesium being available in many areas of the cell, protein synthesis cannot occur.

The Role of Protein in the Body 

We are just one big page of protein and it’s true! Muscle, hair, skin, and connective tissue are mainly made up of protein. Protein is not only critical to every single cell in your body, but also is part of the structure and function of hormones, enzymes, antibodies – just about everything your body produces. Protein allows the neurotransmitters on our cells to communicate with each other. Additionally, on the macro level, eating protein slows down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, lowering elevated blood sugar levels, lowering insulin, and helping the body burn fat.

I try not to get too involved in the debate as to which source of protein is “the best” – animal or plant based – because I believe it’s an individual choice based on results. If the results of a vegetarian diet are that you feel great, then it’s a good choice for you. But if it makes you feel unhealthy, then add other foods.

Your protein sources should be chosen from the highest quality food you can find – organic, natural, free range, grass fed, GMO and hormone free. The “cleaner” the food source, the more availability of valuable nutrients for your body.

How Do You Know If I’m Getting Enough Protein? 

I write extensively about vitalizing foods in my wellness modules including a segment on The Power of Protein. Here is a list of signs you are not getting enough protein:

  • Apathy, irritability, and a spaced-out feeling
  • Lack of muscle mass and weakness
  • Low blood sugar (or constant high and low blood sugar)
  • Diarrhea and intolerance to dairy products
  • Lack of stomach acid leading to gas and bloating
  • Low body temperature
  • Cravings for meat, peanut butter, eggs, dairy, nuts, or beans
  • Poor condition of nails and/or hair

Conversely, here is a list of evidence that you are getting too much protein:

  • Your meals consist almost exclusively of meat, eggs, or dairy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney problems
  • Kidney stones
  • Dehydration – even when you are drinking lots of water
  • Ketones in your urine
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion

Here’s how you can determine the number of grams of protein you need to eat each day to stay balanced:

  • Metric Version: Multiply your ideal body weight in kilograms by 0.8. So, if a healthy weight for you would be 70kg you need 70 x 0.8 = 56g of protein a day. Multiply by 2 for growing infants. Multiply by 1.2 for growing adolescents.
  • Imperial Version: Multiply your ideal body weight in pounds by 0.35. So, if a healthy weight for you would be 110 lbs. you need 110 x 0.35 = 39g of protein a day. Multiply by 0.9 for growing infants. Multiply by 0.54 for growing adolescents.

Getting perfect, pure magnesium and perfect whole protein together is magical for our bodies in many ways. Tonight on our internet based radio show, we’ll be talking with Dr. Carolyn Dean about how The Magnesium AND Protein Miracle along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions for vitality and well-being. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!

About Dr. Carolyn Dean

Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has been featured on national media for over 30 years offering practical strategies to improve health, vitality, and well-being the natural way. As a medical doctor, naturopath, certified clinical nutritionist and master of many modalities including acupuncture and homeopathy, Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has authored over 33 books and 100 publications including The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd Edition, Hormone Balance, Future Health Now Encyclopedia and Heart Health. Please note that the information and opinions expressed on these broadcasts are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these broadcasts without seeking the advice of your personal physician. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed during these broadcasts, please contact your doctor.

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