"This is the most critical question at the moment. Americans' intake of magnesium dropped 50% in the last century, and the consequences are alarming. A lack of magnesium underlies our epidemic of heart disease, diabetes, and osteoperosis, says Lawrence Resnick, M.D., a professor of medicine @ Cornell Medical Center. Minus magnesium, hearts beat irregularly; arteries stiffen, constrict and clog, blood pressure rises, blood tends to clot, muscles spasm, insulin grows weaker and blood sugar jumps, bones lose strength, and pain signals intensify. Many people needlessly suffer pain - including fibromyalgia, migraines and muscle cramps - because they don't get enough magnesium, says Mildred Seelig, M.D., a leading magnesium researcher at the University of North Carolina.
Many people worsen the problem by loading up on calcium, which flushes the magnesium out of cells, Resnick says. He urges getting at least 1 miligram magnesium for each 2mg of calcium."

Hi gang, I dug this old articule up and just thought I would share it with you all. Many of us do not eat right, causing this alarming deficiency.