Dr. Oz promotes magnesium for headaches

Dr. Oz : “Like Alexander Mauskop, I believe that magnesium can help—it relaxes arteries and muscles in the body, both of which can help with headaches”.   This statement in the latest issue of O, The Oprah Magazine is not very surprising coming from a cardiac surgeon – magnesium is routinely used after open heart surgery.  Unfortunately, many neurologist and other physicians treating headaches still do not recommend magnesium for their headache patients.  And this is despite all the scientific evidence and despite the recommendation of the American Academy of Neurology.  I think this is in part due to their training that emphasizes the use of drugs rather than natural approaches.  This bias is reinforced by the strong influence of the pharmaceutical industry.

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