Anxiety, that heart-pounding, terrifying, out-of-control feeling seems to be on the rise. It makes sense when you consider that we are living in the chronic discord, chaos and out right craziness of our planet’s ascension. Some report that they feel anxiety but have nothing to which to attribute it. I believe that is because we may are picking up the vibs from the mass consciousness grid.
The Guides liken the tension of these times to that of a stretched out rubber band. There’s that moment, that period in time, when the tension is the greatest; just before it gives way and snaps back. So what do we do about the stress and tension? What do we do when it gets so out of control that we find ourselves dealing with a full-blown anxiety attack? For many, the answer is surprisingly simple: magnesium supplementation. It’s an anxiety buster.
Magnesium: The Wonder Mineral
As Dr. Carol Dean writes in her book, “The Magnesium Miracle (RNAreset.com):
“When the adrenals are no longer protected by sufficient magnesium, the fight-or-flight hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline become more easily triggered. When they surge erratically, they cause a rapid pulse, high blood pressure, and heart palpitations. The more magnesium-deficient you are, the more exaggerated is the adrenaline release. Magnesium calms the nervous system and relaxes muscle tension, helping reduce anxiety and panic attacks.”
Dr. Dean goes on to explain how we end up with anxiety attacks.
“How do we graduate from being a calm person in control of our nervous system to an anxious, fearful individual? I think it’s due to a gradual, but chronic, decrease in magnesium reserves. When the body is stressed – and it can be for a dozen different reasons, our magnesium reserves dump this crucial mineral into our blood stream and we immediately become one of those people blessed with the ability to cope. We are both calm and alert. Our friends and relatives think it’s just who we are but it’s really how much magnesium we have in reserve.”
Anxiety and Drugs
Many people have turned to prescription drugs (meds) to cope with the chronic stress of these times. Unfortunately, the side effects are often more damaging than the anxiety. Soon after my brother Keith died, and I was struggling with the symptoms of PTSD, more than one friend encouraged me to take anti-depressants. I refused because I didn’t want to turn into a zombie like my younger brother Kevin; he’s been on an antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs for several years. Consequently I struggled with crippling depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
About three years ago my good friend Julie told me about magnesium. It took a while to convince me, but after taking it these past two years, I’ve seen how maintaining sufficient magnesium reserves has changed my life. Not only has increasing my magnesium reserves brought me out of the intense grief-induced depression, it has helped to keep the lingering symptoms of PTSD at bay. I know this to be true because I’ve experienced four people having panic and or anxiety attacks in my presence in the last six weeks and though stressful, none has triggered an anxiety attack or major depressive episode for me. Whew!
Getting off the Drugs
If you are on prescription drugs for anxiety and depression, can magnesium be the answer to getting off them? It makes sense that it could be.
Two of my remaining four brothers struggle with depression, and both are on prescription drugs. Kevin has been on the longest, taking Ziprazidone and Citalopram. He began taking the magnesium offered by Dr. Dean about three months ago. I’m happy to report that Kevin has now weaned off his antipsychotic and almost weaned off his anti-depressant. And he tells me that he feels better than he has in many years. This tells me that much of the anxiety and depression is due to a mineral deficiency and thus can be resolved without resorting to drugs.
Again, Dr. Dean writes:
“Millions of people try unsuccessfully to cope with their problems or medicate themselves with overeating, cigarettes, alcohol, street drugs, and other addictive behavior to suppress their pain. We are a nation suffering a 32 percent incidence of anxiety, depression, and drug problems. Instead of treating stress reactions properly with magnesium, each year, millions of people are introduced to the merry-go-round of psychiatric drugs and psychological counseling for symptoms that may in fact be rooted in magnesium deficiency.
You’re stressed out, not sleeping, tense and irritable and you don’t know that simply taking a good magnesium supplement could pull you out of that downward spiral.”
In closing, as I’ve said before one of my goals is to share anything I find that is helpful as we move through this ascensions process. I hope you’ll find this information about magnesium as much of a blessing as I have.
One final note. I take both the magnesium and the trace minerals that Dr. Dean offers. They are called ReMag and ReMyte.
Excerpts taken from the article: Magnesium Supplementation: DIY Anxiety Relief