Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: heart | magnesium | thiamine | iodine

Heart-Healthy Nutrients

David Brownstein, M.D. By Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:14 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

Magnesium helps improve heart function and prevents arrhythmias that are common in congestive heart failure.

Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency has reached epidemic levels because our food lacks this vital nutrient.

I suggest taking 200 to 400 mg of magnesium per day. For optimal absorption, it is best taken at bedtime.

Thiamine deficiency is another cause of congestive heart failure. For more than 15 years, I have been testing the thiamine level of every new patient I see, and more than 30 percent have low levels — the vast majority of those significantly low.

Many heart failure patients report significantly improved energy, breathing, and sense of well-being when taking thiamine.

It only takes a simple blood test to determine your thiamine level. If it’s low, I suggest taking 25 to 50 mg a day.

I have found iodine therapy to be a mainstay for treating all cardiovascular diseases. Iodine helps improve function of the thyroid gland, and hypothyroidism is another major cause of heart failure.

It has also been shown to prevent heart arrhythmias.

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Magnesium helps improve heart function and prevents arrhythmias that are common in congestive heart failure.
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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:14 PM
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