Magnesium, adrenals, and autism
Magnesium, adrenals, and autism – I have belonged to this group for around a year now. I did manage to understand why most of us need more magnesium. I never understood the adrenal cocktail, however, and I always wondered if it might be related to low magnesium somehow but could never figure that out. So perhaps for those of you wondering the same thing – here is what I learned from Dr. Robert Thompson in “The Calcium Lie II” today. With excess calcium, which many have, a relative magnesium deficiency is created – and, “in its need for more magnesium, your body has to suppress adrenal function in order to retain more magnesium to compensate for the high calcium. This adrenal suppression causes a continuous loss of sodium and potassium in your urine…” that is from page 44 of my copy. I find this very interesting, because in autism, magnesium is low, I think aldosterone is low – and the adrenal glands are responsible for making aldosterone- and ASD children tend to crave salt, indicating sodium is low. If anyone wants to add a comment to help me understand this, please do!