On this episode of Rethink my Health, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette will be discussing magnesium: the miracle mineral. We call magnesium the miracle mineral because of the numerous metabolic processes in the body that rely on magnesium. In addition to the important role magnesium plays, it is a common deficiency in our modern diets. In fact, the majority of patients that come into Progressive Medical Center are found to have a deficiency in Magnesium. The team will discuss why Magnesium is so important and will teach you how to best obtain magnesium whether though your diet or supplementation. You will learn how modern produce contains 1/4th of the magnesium today than it did in the 1940’s. This means that, today, you would need to eat 4 times the servings of magnesium dense foods to get the same dietary requirements of magnesium as you would in 1940. No wonder magnesium deficiencies are such an issue in our society. In addition to the dietary deficiencies in our diet, you will learn how our lifestyles can deplete magnesium. With occurrences of anxiety and PTSD at all-time highs, Dr. Burdette explores the research on brain tissue levels of magnesium and the effect on amygdala functions. Can magnesium play a role in supporting neurological function and reducing occurrences of anxiety and PTSD? Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette will discuss the role magnesium plays in cardiovascular disease. From hypertension, to the smooth vessels in the heart muscles, studies show that magnesium is critical for optimal functions of the physiological processes. Furthermore, magnesium deficiencies can exacerbate these problems. Finally, Learn about which forms of magnesium of preferred for specific applications and which forms you should stay away from.