Can magnesium help sarcoidosis of the skin?

by Jill
(Eugene, OR)

I have had sarcoidosis of the skin for 13 years. It is one of those baffling things that the dermatologist recommends steroids for which I will not take. It is in the autoimmune category. For me it comes and goes, sometimes healing itself, but then a new patch will appear and scarring happens where the healed patch was.


I notice it has been worse since I am recently taking calcium with magnesium supplements. I have it mainly on my shins. My intuition recently led me to research magnesium. I wonder if I take it without the calcium if it could help. It seems it couldn't hurt but am not sure how much to take. I have no kidney problems which I read is a factor for overdosing. I also have developed a spasm in my left baby toe over the past year.

I noticed when I soaked in epsom salt bath, by coincidence for muscle soreness from exercise, that it was better. What is the best kind or brand for my situation? Also, how much?

Thanks for any light you can shed on this subject.

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If Epsom Salt Baths Help
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Jill,

If you found that epsom salt baths help, then by all means continue them and see if taking more magnesium helps. When you say that 'calcium and magnesium' made it worse, that doesn't surprise me because the ratio of calcium to magnesium in most formulations is FAR too much calcium in comparison to magnesium and actually makes the balance even worse in many cases.

You can see how much and what kind to take on my Magnesium Dosage page.

But since you have an autoimmune disease, you REALLY need to consider that you have a serious metabolic problem that included Increased Intestinal Permeability from Gluten Sensitivity. This, as well as multiple nutrient deficiencies and eating processed foods, are the main underlying causes of nearly ALL autoimmune disease.


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So, if you want to actually get healthy and get rid of the reason why you have an autoimmune disease in the first place, I would HIGHLY recommend that you watch this Autoimmune Disease Webinar and follow the program they outline for you. You 'can' reverse autoimmune disease, despite what 'medical science' says.

If you are serious about getting rid of your health problem, then get and follow the instructions in the program. You will be glad that you did..



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Sarcoidosis journey
by: Jill

Thanks so much for answering my question. I had never heard that before and I have been seeing a naturopathic Dr. for 2 years, very surprised he hadn't mentioned that. I saw my chiropractor for neck pain recently and mentioned it to him. He did some muscle testing, kinesiology, and said I tested positive for parasites! He recommeended I eat a diet with lots of fermented food. I researched that and tried some Kim Chi which I really didn't care for. I have learned you can ferment many vegetables on your own and may look into doing this. I also heard sauerkraut is very good for the gut too but havent's tried it yet.


I went to my naturopath with this info and he said we could do parasite testing which would be expensive, or we could just treat for parasites. I am taking a supplement for a week to rid the parasites, then other supplements such as a probiotic to heal the gut. This whole process has made me seriously look at my diet and I know I have a long way to go with that. I was raised on carbs and filler food because we were a poor family with 5 kids. Lots of mac and cheese!

I have always wondered if I was doing something to cause my sarcoidosis and I now believe my diet has played a huge part. I am still a little perplexed about the parasite issue. My chiropractor said there are many theories about it, some believe if you have pets you are more prone to them. I have 3 dogs and a cat and will always have animals.

I feel I am on a journey to get to the bottom of this and I thank you for your input. Any comments would be appreciated :)

Good for you...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Jill,

Good for you for recognizing that your diet is a cause of your sarcoidosis AND, more importantly, recognizing that you can do something about it.

I think that your naturopath is doing you a disservice by just giving you some parasite herbs. First of all, there are MANY different parasites and nearly everyone with chronic health problems has them and feel better when they get rid of them. But different parasites need different remedies. While 'most' parasites respond to a 'general' parasite cleanse, the ones that cause the most problems have a different remedy.

You would use an entirely different set of herbs for:

Blastocystic hominis
Giardia
C Difficile Infection
Entamoeba Histolytica
H Pylori Bacteria


etc.

And the other thing is that a week of herbs will do nothing at all even if it's the RIGHT ones. You would need to take at least 2 MONTHS of herbs to completely eliminate whatever parasite you have- these bugs are often very hard to kill.

So, I WOULD recommend that you get a Intestinal Pathogen Test and use the right herbs (or medications in some tough cases) in order to get rid of that specific pathogen.


Jigsaw Health Magnesium Is for Movement Video


Sounds like you are getting on the right track. I would love to be kept updated on your progress so that others can see what can be accomplished with chronic health problems by realizing how much diet has to do with your health...

Keep it up...



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Functional Medicine Practitioner
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