What Caused Carrie Fisher’s Death?
Could a dietary deficiency have contributed to, or even caused, the sudden death of actress Carrie Fisher?
It was global news when Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died on December 27th last year, but the official cause of death is still a mystery … although all the signs do seem to point to one thing according to an esteemed US pathologist.
It wasn’t until January 9 this year, 2017, that the Los Angeles county Department of Public Health issued a death certificate for Carrie Fisher, listing “cardiac arrest/deferred” as the cause – the term “deferred” implying that more pathology tests and investigation would be undertaken to try and pinpoint the causation of the cardiac arrest.
Dr George Lundberg, writing for Medscape, believes it quite probable that actress Carrie Fisher died from low total body magnesium.
Low magnesium levels can trigger a range of cardiac rhythm abnormalities, including some that are potentially lethal and magnesium infusions are successful at quickly reversing many cardiac arrhythmias. The large body of observational literature that has evolved over many decades suggests that low total body magnesium could be causative of sudden death. Sudden unexpected unattended death is the most common mode of death in the USA.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps heart rhythm steady, and helps bones remain strong. Drugs that increase magnesium excretion include diuretics, proton pump inhibitors, ethyl alcohol, and cola drinks.
Do you know any people who use these? Do you know any people who don’t? The problem is that magnesium deficiency will rarely show in blood tests because the body is protective of serum blood stores. Only 1% of magnesium is stored in the blood but if not there you are likely to have a heart attack.
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We should use food as our principal source of magnesium, especially almonds, cashews, prawns, crab, spinach, peanuts, pecans, whole grains, soy, black beans, edamame, dark chocolate, brown rice, oatmeal, figs, apricots, and bran.
Dr Lundberg says, “I do not understand why there seems to be no sense of urgency about better understanding the causes of sudden, unobserved, unexpected death in Americans. There is a vast interest in cardiac resuscitation (with a < 5% success rate) but not in prevention. Go figure.
“Fix it. That is my opinion,” he adds.
The above information was sourced from www.medscape.com
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