14- Magnesium Chloride:
Magnesium is vitally important and needs to be taken on a daily basis; everybody...
14- Magnesium Chloride:
Magnesium is vitally important and needs to be taken on a daily basis; everybody should take it, because food today is low in magnesium. The reason is very simple, being that plants greatly need magnesium in order to breathe. Their chlorophyllic mechanism, i.e. fixation of carbonic gas and elimination of oxygen, is the opposite of what we do. In plants, chlorophyll does this through magnesium.
What happens is that the chemical fertiliser used nowadays is NPK - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Magnesium in the earth is not being replaced. In the past - when cities were made up of houses with septic tanks - the magnesium eliminated through feces went back to the phreatic zone. But today everything goes into the rivers and the sea, resulting in an increasingly low rate of magnesium in the soil.
The two most important functions of magnesium are the regulation of the metabolism of calcium in the organism, and the fixation of calcium where it should be and the elimination of calcium where it should not be. Spinal calcifications, joint calcifications, artery calcifications, happen due to this lack of magnesium. Kidney calcifications, calcium oxalate stones, happen due to a lack of magnesium. It is sufficient to give patients magnesium because it dissolves their kidney stones, provided they are not urate and phosphate type stones.
Professor Pierre Delbet, a medical doctor, applied magnesium to wash wounds in the 1914 to 1918 war, without knowing why. Later he discovered magnesium also activates the Immune System. The proof is that, in France, the cancer map and the magnesium map show that the southern half of France has a lot of magnesium and the death rate from cancer was less than 3.5% (three and half percent). And in the north of France, where the land is poor in magnesium, more than 8,5% (eight and half percent) of people died from cancer.
In Italy it is much worse, the experience is very interesting, due to a decree by one of the Caesares in force until today. Many people die from cancer without knowing why. In Professor Pierre Delbet's book The Preventive Policy of Cancer, he shows the incidence of cancer from the north to the south of Italy. Because of a decree still in force, from an emperor, one of the Roman Caesares, it was forbidden to carry salt from one region to another in order to prevent salt becoming more expensive, this was the reason. Because of this - and as the north of Italy is very rich in rock salt mines, earth salt that only contains sodium chloride and zero magnesium - the incidence of cancer ranges from 7% (seven percent) to 10% (ten percent).
On the other hand, in central Italy, where the capital Rome is located, people use sea salt. But, as they can afford more, they use a salt that has a tiny little bit of magnesium, 0.08% (zero point zero eight per cent) of magnesium. The incidence of cancer drops to 4.5% (four and half percent). And in the south of Italy, because of the poverty, people use the salt that is given to cattle, which is a salt very rich in magnesium, but turns into water, it becomes brine. So they use wooden vats, where they put the salt to season the food. This is their tradition. And for this reason in the south of Italy the incidence of cancer doesn't even reach 2% (two percent), because of the amount of magnesium it contains.
Do you know where the magnesium chloride we use here in Rio de Janeiro comes from? It comes from the salt produced in Cabo Frio, where the magnesium chloride - which is highly hygroscopic - is removed so the salt can be traded and have a higher value.