Bowel disease, microscopic colitis is just one type of 65 conditions associated with a deficiency of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency slows down bowel peristalsis, causing constipation, which can lead to toxicity as well as symptoms of colitis, microscopic colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease.
Dr. Carolyn Dean, who has been in the forefront of health issues for over 30 years, noticed a rise in the diagnosis of microscopic colitis, which causes intestinal distress and diarrhea. This condition appears to be a combination of leaky gut and the continuum of bowel disease that she wrote about in IBS for Dummies. In that book, she stated that the intestinal distress of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), with its many possible causes and triggers, can proceed to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis if not properly diagnosed and treated. Microscopic colitis has come to light because more people are undergoing biopsies as doctors look for structural damage to explain their intestinal distress.
Dr. Carolyn Dean states in her book, The Magnesium Miracle, “We know that low magnesium levels can compromise cell membrane integrity by damaging the vital fatty layer in the cell membrane, which makes it more susceptible to destruction and allows leakage through the membrane. Treatment with a non-laxative magnesium, ReMag, can help heal the leaky cell membranes of microscopic colitis and not worsen the condition by causing diarrhea like most other magnesium products.”
Additional Conditions related to Magnesium Deficiency
- Anxiety and depression
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Fatigue and muscle weakness
- Muscle twitches and cramps
- Parkinson’s disease
- And more
Discover all 65 conditions by purchasing Dr. Carolyn Dean’s Book
About Dr. Dean
Dr. Carolyn Dean is a Medical Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Lecturer, Consultant, Researcher, author and presently, is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit, Nutritional Magnesium Association.