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In general, Dr. Dean does an excellent job of informing the public about the critical need for magnesium supplementation. There are two exceptions that I take regarding her recommendations.
The first is not a big deal, but it did bother me when the author kept pushing a specific brand of ionic magnesium. Don't get me wrong, it is an exceptionally effective brand but it made me wonder what ties she had to this company.
The second, and in my opinion, a very important point is how Dr. Dean pushed and insisted on the "importance of grains in the diet". I thought that as an ND she would at least mention that the phytic acid in grains make any minerals contained in them unavailable to the body if the grains are not optimally prepared. A high phytic acid diet can result in serious mineral deficiencies. A diet high in grains can make any digestive issues worse due to the inflammatory effect grains have on the digestive system. It has been recommended that those with Crohn's, IBS or celiac disease should avoid all grains. Additionally, grains have a higher glycemic index than sugar, so what would the recommendation be for diabetics?
In my opinion, ionic solutions and transdermal application should have been stressed since our food sources of magnesium are so very poor.
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What made the experience of listening to The Magnesium Miracle the most enjoyable?
Narration was excellent.
Would you be willing to try another book from Carolyn Dean, M.D, N.D.? Why or why not?
Probably not. Some of her health and nutritional recommendations are contrary to recent research. So even though this is a "new edition", some information is definitely dated and potential probablematic for some individuals (example: gut biome, leaky gut). <br/><br/>Fair amount of repition of the same information - useful if one was only reading the chapters that applied to them - tedious if you listened to the entire book.
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