Category Archives: Magnesium

Magnesium: The Missing Link to Total Health

My guest is Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD ND (a medical doctor and a naturopath doctor) who has devoted 50+ years applying the science of medicine and the gifts of nature to help people feel better, find more energy and take control of their personal health. The focus of her presentation today is on magnesium.

Promoting a positive message of health, vitality, and well-being, Magnesium – The Missing Link to Total Health (Revised)® provides evidence-based scientific research on magnesium’s role in human health. Website:

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery

Use of Magnesium to Relax Muscles

This video clip was filmed at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in March, 2011. This breif discussion centers around issues with using magnesium as a muscle relaxant. Compounding Pharmacist Randy Mentzer provides suggestions for the use of magnesium as a muscle relaxant.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Magnesium and Potassium

The following is a comment I received from an individual who “unsubscribed” to my Parkinsons Recovery newsletter today:

“I have enjoyed reading your posts, but my neurologist determined I did not have Parkinson’s.
Symptoms (muscle twitches) were apparently due to Potassium depletion and low Magnesium caused by Blood Pressure drugs and also Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (numbness in hands). Symptoms are mostly gone now.”  

Magnesium in particular is a fundamental building block of the body. Deficiencies cause a myriad of symptoms. I suggest you do something very simple. Try eating foods that are high in magnesium. 

Remember Popeye the sailor man? Popeye ate spinach and he was certainly strong. Spinach is enriched with magnesium. Black beans and pumpkin seeds are good bets too. Of course, magnesium and potassium supplements can also be tried as well. 

How about this strategy for a self test:  If your symptoms improve, chances are good they may be aggravated or even caused by something as simple as a magnesium and/or potassium depleti0n.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Frankincense, Magnesium Powder and Meditation

The following is a letter I received this week:

Dear Robert,

Thank you for your wonderful encouraging letters. I got the book Pioneers of Recovery. It is very positive, has helpful information and surely is worth of purchasing. I started to use passionflower drops in a glass of water (10 drops three times / day) – it does help with tremors.

I also made massage oil for same using frankincense drops; one drop / 1cc of carrier oil ( I use almond oil) – I use it on my neck and arm – it helps. I also use Magnesium powder.

I learned all that from your book. I just studied it a bit more . I am on my way to recover, next step is to detox and get Aquas…

In addition, of course, I use your meditation CDs every day – They are very helpful, issues that I had forgotten come out.

Again, Thank you!!

TV, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Isn’t this a lovely letter? I am practicing receiving, which I believe helps all of us balance our hormones.  At first, I wasn’t going to make this public, but then I thought I really need to take this praise in.  My hormones are already thanking me.  

You will understand better why if you listen to my last teleseminar (see the march 10th entry by scrolling down the page). 

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery