Friday, March 27, 2009
Magnesium, Sugar and Allergies/Intolerances
My son tested low on magnesium and I did some research on magnesium and allergies. It turns out that when you are low on magnesium you are more likely to have conditions such as ADD, allergies, asthma, and migraines. Interestingly, these conditions often occur together. In addition, when you are low in magnesium you can have a more pronounced reaction to food and have a histamine response such as hives and red cheeks. In research studies, rats low in magnesium had increased histamine levels. According to Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, it takes 28 molecules of magnesium to process 1 molecule of sugar so it is easy to see how we are increasingly deficient in this important mineral.