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Despite the development of many “breakthrough” drugs designed to combat its effects, heart disease remains the number-one killer of Americans. Is there a simpler solution? The answer is yes. For many years, scientists and medical researchers have known about a common mineral that can effectively prevent or remedy many cardiovascular conditions. And unlike the pharmaceuticals usually prescribed, this supplement has no dangerous side effects. In this book, world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Dennis Goodman shines a spotlight on magnesium, the mineral that can maximize your heart health.
The author first establishes a firm foundation for understanding heart disease, detailing its many forms and providing a brief overview of its fundamental mechanisms. Next, he examines the important role magnesium plays in many life processes and explores how a deficiency of this substance can lead to many of our nation's most common health conditions, including cardiovascular disease. The author then details magnesium’s astounding benefits, not only for heart disease, but for other health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, osteoporosis, and insomnia. Finally, this knowledge is put to work, as Dr. Goodman offers clear guidelines on how to select and use magnesium supplements to greatest effect.
Many drugs are designed to relieve the symptoms of heart disease, but none of them eliminates the root cause of the problem. In Magnificent Magnesium, you will discover how a simple all-natural mineral can improve the function of your heart and help you regain control of your health.
"Magnificent Magnesium by Dennis Goodman, MD should be read by everyone who is concerned about the issues of health." —Richard W. Walker, Jr. MD - Richard W. Walker, Jr. MD
“Magnificent Magnesium by Dennis Goodman, MD should be read by everyone who is concerned about the issues of health. That would include both the lay public and healthcare professionals. There are several ways I use to determine if a writer, of healthcare information, has done a good job with the material being presented: first, has the writer been able to translate difficult medical and scientific constructs so that it digestible? This means can one understand, on a basic level, what’s being said; can a reader who may not have an advanced education learn from what is written? Second, is the material scientifically sound and presents up to date knowledge that is confirmed in the literature? Third, and probably the most important, can the reader use the information to improve the quality of their lives, and hopefully, at cost and permanently? Fourth, is there something that, I as a physician, can extract as new and usable information? After reading Dr. Goodman’s book the answer to all the above questions is a resounding, yes!
The book is easy reading and will educate you as you go through it. It addresses many issues that healthcare providers who practice the new medicine called Functional Medicine believe and do. Functional Medicine is medicine that looks for the root causation of illness and does not just treat the manifestations of a disease but addresses why the disease/condition is there in the first place. It also attempts to reduce the use of pharmaceuticals/medications as much as possible. Exchanging medications for what the body is natural lacking or requiring that allows it to function better physiologically.
After I read the book my wife started reading it. She asked me, are we taking magnesium? I said no. We both looked at each other and said we’ll start today. Good work Dr. Goodman and thanks."
—Richard W. Walker Jr., MD—Richard W. Walker, Jr. MD - Richard W. Walker, Jr. MD
Dr. Dennis Goodman, MD, graduated cum laude from the University of Cape Town Medical School in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his internal medicine residency and was Chief Medical Resident at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and his cardiology fellowship was undertaken at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Goodman is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, critical care, clinical lipidology, integrative medicine, and cardiac CT imaging. In 1988, Dr. Goodman joined Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, where he served as Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Dr. Goodman is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University, and the Director of Integrative Medicine at New York Medical Associates in Manhattan. His areas of special interest include women's health and the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. An international speaker, Dr. Goodman has been a visiting professor throughout Europe, Asia, and South Africa. His articles have been published widely, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.