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minerals and vitamins are not a one-size-fits-all approach you can’t look at a bottle and just trust that what it says is exactly what you need to take what about the fact that our bodies are dynamic and we’re always doing things we’re always under different levels of stress we’re always doing different kinds of exercise we’re always putting our bodies through different things so we can’t just have a unified standard that we should be consuming of certain vitamins and minerals in this video I’m going to explain how the balance of minerals really truly is the root of just about everything that’s happening in our bodies whether we’re healthy or whether we’re not whether we’re having inflammation or whether we’re not truly is the root cause and that’s the coin Morley Robbins who is an amazing amazing wealth of knowledge when it comes to the world of mineral and I’m going to talk about some of his information in this video because I think it’s absolutely relevant so first and foremost I want to talk about minerals okay there’s 18 essential minerals that we need but we’re really only going to focus on four because it’s the polarization and the balance of these four that dictate everything in our lives and I mean that with sincerity okay we’ve got magnesium we’ve got calcium we’ve got copper and we have iron these minerals are critical I’m going to start with a balance of magnesium and calcium okay magnesium is sort of like the relaxing mineral whereas calcium is the excitable mineral what happens is when we look at blood flow for instance magnesium increases blood flow whereas calcium decreases it in causes calcification then we have magnesium increasing soft tissue repair and helping all the muscles things like that and we have calcium working on the opposite working towards firm working towards bones working towards anything that’s hard like the teeth you see we have too much calcium in our bodies plain and simple we’re getting a ton from the diet we’re getting a ton from the old got milk campaigns that are showing us we need to be consuming calcium all the time we’re not getting enough well the fact is we have enough and a lot of people ask well can you have a balance of too much magnesium and not enough calcium the answer is yes but it very rarely happens because of that is how much calcium we are actually getting day to day so now that I’ve covered sort of that magnesium calcium balance just on the surface let’s talk about how much magnesium you generally Ede okay so generally speaking it’s recommended that you have about five milligrams of magnesium per pound of body weight now again stick with me through the end of this video because I’m going to explain some things in more detail but I want to talk about something that’s called the magnesium burn rate now this isn’t an official research term this is a term that was coined by Morley Robbins himself but I think it’s awesome and it makes so much sense it means that you have your baseline of magnesium that you should be consuming but then what about when you’re under stress because when you’re under stress you’re depleting your magnesium stores when you’re exercising a lot you’re depleting your magnesium stores so we all have a different rate at which we burn magnesium now although it’s not really quantifiable right now we are burning it at different rates and the thing is as you age the rate at which you burn magnesium seems to increase once you start looking at that mag burn rate you can realize how much this circles back to inflammation okay so remember I talked about the calcium magnesium balance okay when you have too much calcium you’re constantly in a little bit of a state of inflammation calcium is exciting the cell is making everything tense number where electricity here we’ve got a lot of that happening so we have a level of inflammation that’s occurring there we need that magnesium to balance that out but one of the things that Morley Robbins looked at was when you look at hair samples of people that are deficient in magnesium they don’t always restore their magnesium levels through even-keeled supplementation what that tells us is that they’re constantly burning through their magnesium and never really able to restore those levels because they’re burning it up as fast as they’re taking it in that means they’re stuck these levels of inflammation now that we have that out of the way let’s talk a little bit more about the actual root cause protocol and balancing out all four of these minerals see the purpose of the root cause protocol is to increase mitochondrial functioning there’s a balance of those four minerals so we’re talking about copper talking about magnesium we’re talking about iron and of course we’re talking about calcium but why am i focus so much on iron in this case you think iron is critical we need it for a lot of things in the body however just like calcium we tend to get too much we get too much from our diet we get too much from iron fortified foods like the wheats and the grains and things like that but additionally iron accumulates in the body so the time we are getting 30 or 40 years old we have so much iron in the body that we’re starting to have too much iron in comparison again to magnesium and what iron does is iron essentially causes a different kind of oxidation it starts competing with magnesium for free oxygen in the blood think of it like this you take a breath you’ve got a lot of oxygen flowing through your bloodstream okay then you have too much iron in the body that iron is gobbling up the oxygen and it’s fueling itself okay that means the magnesium isn’t able to oxidize not able to get that which means that you have too much and you’re way out of balance so this can cause an issue in the cell meaning it’s going to disrupt an Instamatic pathway that would allow the cell to normally create adenosine triphosphate which is ATP I know I’m throwing a lot at you so basically what this means too much iron means not enough oxygen which inhibits an enzyme which slows down energy production this might be literally a route to why we slow down as we age why when we reach 3540 years old all of a sudden were more fatigued and we don’t feel like we’re able to regenerate our ATP as much now to add insult to injury magnesium is required for ATP function so if we have too much iron which is killing off our magnesium and too much calcium which is killing off our magnesium well then we have a double whammy where we’re not able to get the right amount of adenosine triphosphate to actually fire meaning we’re not getting that cellular firing we’re not getting that energy so you see where I’m getting at with this so now we get a little bit more complicated but a little bit more fine-tuned this is where copper comes in you see what copper does its copper helps channel the iron into the right place so you don’t have just the plain old iron that’s floating around gobbling up oxygen copper is going to allow that iron to go and do its job right it’s going to allow that fire to convert from the state of a ferrous state over to what’s called a ferric state which means it’s a lot more functional a lot more usable the copper rides around to the bloodstream on something that’s called the Sorella plasm that Sorella plasm basically drives the copper around making sure that the iron is oxidizing the right way not stealing the magnesium oxygen not stealing the other minerals oxygens making sure that the iron is going to where it needs to go to make sure you don’t go anemic sure that you don’t have the symptoms of iron deficiency so I hope it’s got to making sense there okay but then we have to start looking at another mineral and that zinc okay so a lot of guys take think a lot of men take things because it can help to stop certain levels and things like that and we’re told a lot of times that we need more zinc and that is sometimes true but here’s where we have to be very careful with the balance you see if we have too little zinc it’s usually because we have an overabundance of iron but we actually need copper to make sure that iron goes to the right place but if we consume zinc zinc inhibits copper so you can start doing the math okay if we can just reduce the iron and increase the magnesium then the zinc will start to free up you won’t have an imbalance of the iron and the zinc and everything will start to fall back in place and copper can do its job so we have to focus on copper more or less before we really focus on the zinc when it comes down to iron you’re going to find a lot of people that think that they’re deficient in iron especially women because women are always told that they’re deficient in iron especially if they’re on their menstrual cycle because they’re losing blood that may be the case but there is such a difference between being chronically deficient in iron especially because it accumulates in the body and truly just having a functional deficiency that functional deficiency more or less would mean that you’re more apt to need copper to utilize the iron right than anything else but additionally it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough magnesium and like I said before magnesium is the only mineral that you can really use safely in a supplement form that’s not going to give you too much of it magnesium sort of the underdog here it’s like the most important was getting overwhelmed because we’re consuming so much of the excitable wrong minerals and I want to take this back and end on this because inflammation is one of the most important things that we have to pay attention to as someone that has family members a wife a suffering from autoimmune disease inflammatory conditions it is so near and dear to me and I know it’s extremely near and dear to Morley as well basically what happens is there is such a solid link between deficiencies in magnesium and inflammation not even funny way back even in 1992 there was a study done on rats that found that rats that were deficient magnesium across the board had astronomically higher levels of inflammatory markers and inflammatory cytokines we know now in this day and age the inflammation is the root of so much disease but what is the root of the root it’s seeming to be minerals and it really makes a lot of sense to base everything off magnesium so we follow doctors feelings approach where we say 5 milligrams per pound of body weight but increase from a baseline of 5 milligrams per pound based on how much stress you are under or how much you’re working out that how we can start that is the root cause and that’s what Morley is all about it’s less about a product and more about making sure people know the importance of magnesium and its routes to anxiety and it’s a route to disease so as always keep it locked in here on the videos and if you’re looking to start getting to the root start looking at getting the magnesium and getting yourself in check a few in the next video and stay educated on your body
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Magnesium is a mineral that many of us are deficient in because of the standard American diet. The numerous ways that magnesium deficiency are detrimental to health are many and with deeper understanding, the list continues to grow.
-Impacts nerve and muscle health
There are 18 essential minerals that play roles in all of our body processes. There are 4 that are of particular importance for liver and body health and balance: magnesium, calcium, iron and copper. These 4 are so important because much of our adverse health problems are caused by too much iron and too little magnesium. Magnesium and calcium act together as counterbalances. For example:
-Mg calms cells, Ca excites them
-Mg necessary to relax muscles, Ca (in concert with potassium) cause muscles to contract
-Mg plays a role in keeping blood flowing; Ca is involved in blood clotting
-Ca contributes to bone hardness: Mg found mostly in soft body structures
-Ca is involved in the fight-or-flight response and in inflammation; Mg is involved in balancing this through calm and reducing inflammation
It follows that if we are stressed, maybe caused by work, life, or even extreme exercise, we need plenty of magnesium to regain balance. Magnesium burn rate is the rate at which we burn magnesium. It appears that this rate increases as we age. The idea is to fix mitochondrial functioning through the balancing of magnesium, calcium, iron and copper.
Why these four minerals? We have already discussed the importance of calcium and magnesium, so now we should understand iron and copper. Iron is the #1 most abundant mineral on earth. As we go through life, we accumulate iron. Mg and Fe fight over available oxygen. These two mineral events criss-cross at about 40 – when much of the illness, aches and pains kick in. This is largely due to excess iron and deficient magnesium. Iron oxide is involved in the aging processes inside of our mitochondria. It changes enzymatic pathways and can cause a lack of ATP, which our bodies need to function! ATP doesn’t work unless it is complexed with magnesium, which affects the functioning of 3700 proteins in the body. As we go through stress iron builds up in the liver, and as we age magnesium burn rate increases. This rate is also higher when we are under stress.
Copper is another important mineral – you can’t make ATP unless you have bioavailable forms of copper. Copper is the mineral that makes sure that things are oxidized properly.
Dr. Morley’s RCP:
Concentrate on the stops and the starts to get this in balance.
1. Stop taking hormone/vitamin D
a. V D stops the liver’s production of ceruloplasmin
i. Low vitamin D due to low magnesium. Every facet of VD metabolism is magnesium dependent. Taking VD can make the situation worse
2. Stop taking calcium and iron supplements
3. Stop taking ascorbic acid
4. Stay clear of high fructose corn syrup and colors
5. Stop lowfat – have plenty of fat in the diet, it is important
6. Stop using industrialized oils based on omega-6 fats
7. Steer clear of fluoride – far reaching and profound effect
8. No multivitamins or prenatals
9. No citrate – disrupts liver’s ability to make ceruloplasmin
10. No colloidal silver – it impacts copper status (silver sits below copper on the periodic table)
1. Use cod liver oil
2. Start magnesium supplementation
3. Whole food vitamin c
4. Forms of B-vitamins from way of mother nature – bee pollen, rice bran, beef liver
5. Use silica – helps to pull aluminum out of the liver
6. Start ancestral diet
7. Take boron, taurine and iodine
Learn to distinguish between functional and absolute iron deficiency – almost impossible to have a total shortage of iron, but you can have a shortage of functional iron. Happens when don’t have enough bioavailable copper. Anemia of chronic inflammation leads to low Mg, low ceruloplasmin, low serum iron, etc. Excess unbound iron will lead to a loss of magnesium due to pH of a cell to be too acidic which leads to magnesium loss which leads to inflammation. Inflammation is a clinical indication of deficient magnesium, which was originally determined in 1992 in a study on rats where magnesium deficient diets led to an increase in inflammatory markers. Inflammation is a gateway to many diseases. Additionally, pathogens feed on iron, so we do not want to have excess iron levels in our diet.
1. Center for Magnesium Education and Research
2. The Root Cause Protocol
3. Pathobiology of magnesium deficiency; a cytokine/neurogenic inflammation hypothesis
4. Magnesium: The nutrient that could change your life