I had met “Marvin” at a health club I belonged to, about 10 years before this story took place. We were both racquetball players, and we would sometimes play together. Then he moved out of the area to care for his mother, and I hadn’t seen him since.
Years later, he comes in to the store saying he’s back in town, but couldn’t play racquetball because of an eye problem.
We talked, and I learned he had developed an eye twitch that affected his vision. For over 7 years he had seen numerous specialists - ophthalmologists, neurologists, even psychiatrists - to no avail.
I suggested he try magnesium. He looked at me incredulously, and said I must be kidding.
I told him of my success treating muscle twitches and spasms, and said that I used magnesium in all cases.
He still thought I was a bit nuts to think that I could fix his problem when numerous specialists could not. So when I suggested oral Magnesium Biglycinate at 400mg 2x/day and Magnesium Chloride every day in a foot soak, he laughed and said it would be a waste of time.
So I made it interesting.
I made Marvin a bet. I said if he tried my protocol faithfully for 2 weeks and got no result, I would buy him and his wife dinner - and give him a refund for the magnesium. He thought for a second, and said:
“I guess I have nothing to lose.”
3 weeks later, we were playing racquetball. And I never had to buy that dinner.