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Fast Food Failure

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, March 27, 2015
The media, instead of promoting resources for people to learn about healthy food choices, has chosen (for a fee) to support the dark side.

The Associated Press exposed Coca-Cola in a massive payola scheme to churn out deceptive corporate propaganda on over 1,000 news sites as reported in Natural News. Coca-Cola paid “fitness and nutrition experts” to place pro-Coke articles in over 1,000 news websites (including major newspapers) positioning Coca-Cola as a “healthy snack.”

I’ve talked about the high fructose corn syrup in sodas diverting magnesium away from its many important roles in the body. The phosphoric acid and chemical additives in soda don’t seem to bother the “experts” being paid to brainwash readers.

The Huffington Post ran an article titled: 10 Nutritionists Reveal What They’d Order At McDonald’s. Maybe the nutritionists, who were mostly RDs (registered dieticians) anxious to see their name in print, decided to abandon whatever concerns they may have about fast foods and played into the hands of the writer. Will we find out that this is another propaganda piece funded by McDonalds like the Coca-Cola payola scheme?

And the Dairy Council of California educates us on the oxymoron called Pizza Nutrition. Oxymoron is a figure of speech in which contradictory terms appear together. In this case the emphasis is on the word moron as the Dairy Council assures us that every food group can be found in pizza and that’s all that’s important in providing nutrition for a child.

Readers of my blog are well aware of the unhealthy nature of Coca-Cola, McDonalds and pizza. Sure you can have junk food as a treat or in an emergency but putting it out there in the media as go-to healthy foods is confusing to millions of people who believe what they read and what they see advertised on TV. This propaganda is creating a world of unhealthy people who are medicated because of their diet making them sick, unproductive and unhappy.

Sugar and simple carbs are the main ingredients in junk food. Dr. Abram Hoffer said that sugar is the most dangerous addictive substance there is and leads to further addictive behaviors.

If you have children or grandchildren who are growing up on Coca-Cola, McDonalds and pizza, engage them in The Junk Food Experiment. Ask them to give up junk food for 6 days and on a Saturday allow them anything they want for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will usually be so sick on Sunday that they can’t help but make the connection between junk food and how they feel. It could be the turning point in their lives.

The people who come to me for telephone consultations have often been through years of bad diet choices. However, they find that a healthy diet and the Completement Formulas give them the right building blocks to repair their bodies.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Medicating with Supplements

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, March 21, 2015
Years ago I had a client who was prescribed 80 supplement pills a day by a holistic doctor. I thought that was an outrageous amount until a client told me recently that a nutritionist sold her supplements to the tune of 300-500 pills per day costing her $200-$500 per week. My client said that some of them helped but some of them made her worse.

I didn’t believe it until she sent me copies of her weekly prescriptions. My client said “Yes, I was taking up to 500 pills a day. At times I took less, but rarely did it drop below 300. It was crazy. But I was desperate, so very desperate to feel better. I finally stopped because an acupuncturist told me the supplements were making me worse and that I needed to stop all of them ASAP.  She was right, within a few days of stopping I began feeling better, stronger and not as symptomatic.”

I’ve coined the term “medicating with supplements” to emphasize the imbalance created in the body by this practice. In my experience the body works best with small amounts of food-based vitamins and well-absorbed minerals. When poorly absorbed supplements are used in huge doses, you are artificially forcing a response. The binders and fillers alone in that many pills could be toxic.

When clients come to me on dozens of supplements, I often say that if the supplements were helping they wouldn’t need to consult with me.

Another problem is that people are choosing supplements out of fear. The same tactics used by drug companies are being adopted by alternative practitioners and supplement companies: “Create the disease and offer the cure.” I also see a trend where executives from drug companies supposedly “jump ship” and take positions in supplement companies. They may say they are fed up with drugs making people sick and they want to work in a way that doesn’t harm people. That may be true, however, I see them bringing the same drug industry advertising tactics into their new careers.

Alternative medicine is certainly a better option that allopathic medicine to prevent and treat most chronic disease. But just using supplements for symptoms, I call Green Allopathy. Instead of drugs each symptom is medicated with a handful of supplements and everyone is persuaded that they are doing the right thing. I believe that people are buying the hype surrounding supplements and neglecting the basic building blocks. And, yes, I’m referring to magnesium and other important minerals that are the basis of the structure and function of the body. I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that the simple combination of ReMag, ReLyte, ReAline and RnA Drops can replace dozens of supplement – that’s why I call them Completement Formulas.

When I first began practicing alternative medicine in 1979, I saw the rise in the use of supplements. In fact, I was responsible for it in Toronto! Instead of selling supplements, I sent my patients to health food stores and supplement dispensaries. Now the industry is huge and has lost sight of its original mission.

The seven principles of naturopathic medicine are being ignored. I want you to know them and know that this is how you will be able to recognize a true natural medicine practitioner.

1.    First Do No Harm

2.    Identify and Treat the Cause(s)

3.    Doctor as Teacher

4.    Treat The Whole Person

5.    Emphasize Prevention

6.    Support The Healing Power Of The Body

7.    Physician Heal Thyself

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. My talk was on Mar 20 and may still be available.

LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Treating Chronic Pain

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, March 15, 2015
The pain killer, acetaminophen has been found to have more risks than originally thought, according to a new comprehensive review (March 1, 2015 in BMJ). Acetaminophin is the most widely used over-the-counter and prescription analgesic worldwide but studies suggest a connection to diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery disease. Of course, these conditions are related to magnesium deficiency. Yet doctors keep ignoring the fact that their drugs deplete magnesium.

How many times have we heard “Whoops, we didn’t know that drug could kill you!” Then why exactly are billions spent on drug research if not to find safe drugs?

I don’t usually comment on movies or TV shows, but just as I was thinking about this blog, I just watched Jennifer Aniston’s movie, Cake. The heroine, Claire struggles to cope with tremendous physical and emotional pain and her addiction to pain medication.

Claire has gone way beyond acetaminophen and uses Percocet, an opium alkaloid combined with acetaminophen, with no relief in sight.

Here’s what I think would help Claire:

1. Start with Epsom salts baths. I had visions of dumping a truck full of Epsom salts into her pool.

2. Then I’d add ReAline to help detox the buildup from all those meds.

3. Next add ReMag.

4. Then ReLyte.

5. But most importantly take RnA Drops to activate Chromosome 14.

According to iON, Chromosome 14 can lead us down a path of addiction when we layer on negative experiences and keep reinforcing them with guilt, fear and anger. However, with RnA Drops you can activate Chromosome 14 to make perfect cells and help overlay positive things that you do want in your life. That may sound bizarre but we’ve had so many testimonials from people with terrible diagnoses like heart failure; cirrhosis of the liver; depression: chronic pain and ankylosing spondylitis whose lives have been turned around. These people claim that the RnA Drops make them happy, release fear and worry and allow them to heal.

Besides the RnA Drops, for Claire’s emotional pain, I would play her the opera called: Time to Say Goodbye to help release her grief. I’d recommend the Bach Flower Remedy, Walnut – the Linkbreaker and have her repeat the following affirmation: I break all links, which hinder my growth. I now have the strength to follow my own inner guidance. I move forward with ease into the next phase of my life.

Of course, the tough and bitter Claire would snap my head off if I suggested this affirmation too soon but as she started to feel better, I’m sure she would embrace them.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. My talk is on March 20. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Illness is the New Normal

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Illness became the New Normal when doctors began using drugs to “prevent” chronic disease; when drugs became the “go to” solution for social anxiety; when drugs began to be used by 70% of the population!

A story from a friend in Berlin encouraged me to write this blog. She’s on the RnA Drops and all the Completement Formulas and would never have a reason to go to a doctor. However, in Germany, businesses have mandated annual physical exams. She has been avoiding them for years and when she could no longer find an excuse not to go she had a very surreal experience. First, the doctor looked at her forms and immediately told her she got her birth year wrong; she couldn’t possibly be 47 years old, she looked too young. Then he proceeded to question her whole file asking her why she wasn’t on any medication and told her it was not normal to be so healthy. He told her that surely she felt tired and ill at some time during the day. He finally said he would be checking up on her to make sure she was telling the truth!

Yes, illness is the new norm. I’ve been hearing for a few years that doctors are quite surprised when patients are not on any medication. Doctors and drug companies keep trying to say that previously normal blood pressure or cholesterol readings are now abnormal and require medication.

How has this been allowed to happen? It’s the “boiling frog” story. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. Sound familiar?

Take the new eating disorder called Orthorexia nervosa. It’s a newly defined eating disorder or mental disorder characterized by an extreme or excessive preoccupation with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy. So, essentially, Illness is the New Normal and Eating Healthy is a Disease! This is a great example of George Orwell’s Newspeak in his book, 1984.

What can I say other than, please Take Control of Your Own Health. If you want guidance I can help you with the media, books, products, resources and programs listed below!

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SIRIUS MEDIA: “The Magnesium Miracle,” Wed., March 11 at 3:00pm EST on the Kim Power Stilson Talk Radio Show. Listen on BYU Radio, Sirius XM Channel 143 (need a Sirius receiver to hear this) and www.byuradio.org. Or, find it on our BYU Radio app on iPhone and Android to stream the show on your Smartphone. You can also listen to the show on iTunes.

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field.LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, March 7, 2015
If you follow the erratic bouncing ball called modern medicine, you’ll see that some things that were true last year are false this year. For example, doctors recommend that everyone with diabetes should take statin drugs to, supposedly, lessen their risk of heart disease. Turns out that was Wrong Advice.

The March 4, 2015 issue of Diabetologia says that simply taking statins gives you an increased risk of diabetes (by almost 50%) and presumably if you have diabetes and start taking statins it can make you worse! The article is titled: “Increased Risk Of Diabetes With Statin Treatment Is Associated With Impaired Insulin Sensitivity And Insulin Secretion.”

Pro-statin doctors are rushing to say that the benefits of statins outweigh the risks!

However, an unbiased Cochrane Review of stains presented an overall negative conclusion. They found that, if there were cardiovascular benefits of statins, the numbers were too small to be worth it. I would add that the risks far outweigh the benefits, especially in light of this new study.

I’ve written a half dozen blogs about magnesium and diabetes. (You can Google for them.) One of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium levels in the blood. Statin drugs “waste” magnesium, especially the drugs that contain fluoride molecules, so obviously people are going to develop magnesium deficiency and thus develop diabetes and possibly high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well – all magnesium deficiency symptoms.

Because doctors don’t use proper blood tests to measure magnesium, they will never know the deficiency they are creating. Our only hope is for people to learn about the importance of magnesium; take a well-absorbed magnesium like ReMag; and keep healthy enough to avoid doctors and their “one-size-fits-all” prescriptions.

Yes, I will keep harping on this message because every day I speak with clients and receive emails from people struggling to get off drugs improperly prescribed for conditions caused by magnesium deficiency.

Here are two Magnesium-Miracle stories about diabetes:

“I have been following your advice from your blogs for about a year now. I work with type 2 diabetics that want to reverse symptoms and get off insulin and medications. Your ReMag has worked wonders with my clients and I have had amazing testimonials.”

“I have been fighting severe type 2 diabetes for years, and have tried all the usual drugs and recommended supplements. The best help came from Lantus type insulin and an extremely restricted low carb diet, plus exercise.  But even that didn’t always bring blood sugar down below 120-160. Although I have been supplementing with magnesium for years, trying to select forms that did not result in diarrhea, magnesium never had any bearing on my blood sugar until now. I am on my second bottle of ReMag, and like magic, that stubborn blood sugar has dropped to normal range!  My other magnesium related symptoms have improved as well. Thank you so much.  Please publicize this for the benefit of other diabetics.”

The effects of ReMag are so profound because this form of magnesium is absorbed fully and directly into cells where it is needed. Add ReLyte for the chromium, zinc and 10 other trace minerals. Add ReAline to help detoxify cells damaged by drugs and a poor diet. And use RnA Drops to help create perfect cells.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

MEDIA: Listen to my interview on Natural News Talk Hour, tomorrow, Sun Mar 8, 2015. Three Reasons Why Modern Medicine Will Never Cure Chronic Disease is a Natural News (Mike Adams) article by Jonathan Landsman about this interview as we explore the statistics from my book “Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.” As Jonathan says: “If you’re suffering with chronic disease symptoms and want to eliminate your dependency on prescription medication – do NOT miss this show!” Visit Jonathan’s site Natural Health 365 and enter your email address under Free Shows for show details.

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. My contribution is on March 20 and will be freely available for 24 hours. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Body Black Belt Summit: 2015

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Almost a year ago I participated in a Body Black Belt Summit and talked about the importance of magnesium to a whole new audience. This year I’ve been invited back by Holistic Health Coach, Travis Richardson for “Son of Body Black Belt Summit” (just joking). Travis promises “secrets of the world’s best nutrition coaches, fitness gurus, and mindset masters to help you create lasting change!” The free Summit runs from March 16-26, 2015

In my interview with Travis, I focus on several of my books: Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions 3rd Edition, Future Health Now Encyclopedia 3rd Edition, Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II, and my 2-Year Online Wellness Program called Completement Now! The books and program are designed to give you all the information you require for getting well and staying well. And Travis slated my talk for March 20, 2015, which just happens to be my birthday!

Many of you have participated in the dozen or more free Summits that I have participated in and promoted. Many people have told me of the benefits they have received. Sometimes a tip or a new idea or reinforcing what you already know is all it takes to move your health to a whole new level.

So, be sure and sign up for this free Body Black Belt Summit and take back your power!

MAGNESIUM 101: This is the magnesium overview you have been waiting for. It’s done by Career Coach and Lifesaver, CJ Liu. It’s called Magnesium: The Ultimate Guide. Read it and Share with everyone!

NEW BOOK: Be sure and get your hard copy or Kindle copy of Dr. Mercola’s Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself. I totally agree with Dr. Mercola’s philosophy – that you can help and heal yourself with simple positive steps that you do consistently.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Safe Detoxing for Everyone

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, February 28, 2015
I found a very comprehensive Phases of Detoxification when I was writing a detox chapter for a book on inflammation in 2003. I noted in that chapter that: “The word detoxification is derived from the Latin toxicum or poison; it means to deprive of poisonous qualities. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) puts detoxicate in common usage from 1867. Throughout the next few decades, according to the OED, detoxification is used to describe the body’s ability to neutralize various drugs and chemicals such as pesticides. But by the 1970’s detoxification is mostly associated with drug and alcohol rehabilitation and that is the inference people make now make when they hear the word. But, detoxification is not just an externally imposed therapeutic method offered at a local detox clinic. Detoxification is performed every minute of every day by our various organs in an orchestration worthy of Carnegie Hall.”

The liver’s “detoxification pathways” are called Phase I Detoxification and Phase II Detoxification. Is that why doctors deny the necessity of external forms of detoxification because they know the liver has it all under control? However, today, the liver is hard pressed to keep up with all the toxins and refined foods and drugs to which it is exposed and many practitioners think the liver needs our help.

Many alternative medicine practitioners think EDTA IV and oral chelation is the way to rid the body of excess calcium clogging arteries and of heavy metals. I’m not in favor of that approach. When I set up my own chelation IVs many years ago, after 2-3 sessions my knees started to ache – I felt I was losing too much calcium and other minerals necessary for proper bone and joint health! EDTA is a synthetic amino acid Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and it is an equal opportunity chelator, which means it will chelate any metal or mineral it encounters. People who use and write about EDTA say it removes toxic metals and calcium – but it’s just a drug, it can’t decide what’s good or bad. It’s like doctors trying to convince you that antibiotics just kill the bad bacteria. Remember – drugs are stupid.

Practitioners who do chelation realize this problem and usually give a mineral IV solution after treatment but how do you know how much is required and will it be absorbed?

Yes, detoxification is necessary but my approach is to enhance what the liver is valiantly trying to do while we continue to clog it up with drugs, processed food, fructose corn syrup and all manner of crap.

Instead of going to the end stage of trying the chelate out calcium clogging arteries and heavy metals and chemicals hanging out in cells let’s look at the amazing work our genius body is doing to prevent toxicity.

In Phase I Detoxification the liver biologically transforms chemicals to make them water soluble using a long list of enzymes. What have I harped on about for close to two decades? Magnesium is necessary for the proper functioning of 700-800 enzyme systems in the body. So it’s obvious that the following stages of Phase I Detoxification (quoting from the above article) are going to require magnesium.

•    Dehalogenation: Eliminates a halogen group (containing fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) and adds an oxygen group

•    Desulfuration: Eliminates a sulfur group.

•    Hydroxylation: Adds a hydroxyl (oxygen and hydrogen) group

•    Deamination: Removes an amino group (nitrogen and hydrogen combined as NH3)

•    Sulfoxidation: Adds an oxygen to a sulfur group

•    Azo reduction: Splits a nitrogen-to-nitrogen (N2) bond

•    Reductive halogenation: Replaces a halogen group with hydrogen

•    Aromatic nitro reduction: Converts nitrogen dioxide (NO2) to an amide (NH2)

•    Aldehyde and ketone reduction: Converts aldehydes and ketones (organic chemical compounds) to an alcohol.

The article states that “At least 50 enzymes in 10 families governed by 35 different genes allow Phase I to take place. The major enzymes required during Phase I are known as the cytochrome P-450 monooxygenase system and the mixed-function amine oxidase system.” Yes, they do require magnesium to function.

In fact “The action of detoxification enzymes depends on the presence of various minerals. For example, alcohol dehydrogenase, an enzyme that converts alcohols (such as ethanol) to aldehydes in an oxidation reaction, depends on an adequate supply of zinc to function properly. In the next metabolic step, the enzyme aldehyde oxidase changes the aldehyde into an acid that can be excreted in the urine.  Aldehyde oxidase depends on an adequate supply of molybdenum and iron. Other minerals that are required by enzymes include manganese, ma, sulfur, selenium and copper.”

The results of Phase I Detoxification can produce chemical that are even more toxic but these are rapidly cleared by Phase II Detoxification if the following reactions occur with the following assistance of minerals and vitamins.

•    Acetylation: Acetyl Co-A (coenzyme A and acetic acid) is added to form a mercapturic acid conjugate; Needs B5 to function.

•    Amino acid conjugation (acylation): Peptide (compound formed by two amino acids linked by a special bond) conjugation using acyl Co-A (coenzyme A and carboxylic acid) and the amino acids taurine, glucine, glutamine, and to a lesser extent, arginine and ornithine.

•    Glucuronidation (gluconation): Addition of a sugar group, using glucuronic acid; the major conjugation reaction for xenobiotics and internally produced chemicals converting them to water-soluble metabolites.

•    Glutathione conjugation: Reduced glutathione combines with xenobiotics to form less toxic compounds. Plays a major role in conjugating reactive metabolites formed during cytochrome P-450 biotransformation. Predominant defense against free radicals. Results in formation of mercapturic acid.

•    Methylation: Addition of a methyl (CH3) group, using the amino acid methionine to supply the methyl group. Detoxifies many synthetics and endogenous toxic compounds; the neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin; and nutrients. This reaction is B6 dependent.

•    Sulfur conjugation (sulfation): Includes several processes including sulfonation, which adds inorganic sulfate to hydroxyl groups for detoxification, and reduction of cyanides by adding sulfur.

The article states that “…the efficiency of Phase I and Phase II is adversely affected by deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids. Inadequate protein intake specifically reduces Phase I clearance, and insufficient calories decreases overall detoxification function.”

Besides chelation, there are various liver, bowel and kidney detoxes that I also do not recommend. When working with AIDS and Chronic Fatigue patients in New York in the 1990’s we found that the liver can be “harboring” viruses in order to keep them from launching out into the body – so if you detox your liver too aggressively you may stir up those viruses. I’m also not in favor or harsh purges of the gall bladder which can send gall stones into the narrow bile duct and cause blockage. Harsh bowel cleanses makes me worry about people who already have issues with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). And, if the kidneys could be kept clear of calcium deposits by taking enough magnesium; hydrated properly and feed the right minerals we wouldn’t need to have a kidney detox.

I know I gave you too much information but I want to impress upon you how our genius body is taking care of us and doesn’t need to depend on chelation therapy that theoretically is supposed to just remove the bad guys. Now that you know more than most doctors about detoxification, what can you do to safely enhance your own biochemistry? Of course, my answer is The Completement Formulas – with the cornerstone being ReAline and here’s why:

1. ReAline has the taurine necessary for amino acid conjugation. The sulfur molecules in taurine and methionine provide sulfur. The 4 methylated B vitamins provide the methyl groups necessary for methylation. Methionine is the precursor to glutathione.

2. ReMag assists Phase I and Phase II Detoxification in almost every step.

3. ReLyte minerals: molybdenum, manganese, selenium and copper (and probably several others) assist Phase I.

4. RnA Drops to help make perfect cells and get that labyrinth of your mind out of the picture so you stop worrying that the sky is falling.

5. For my water and sea salt, B Vitamin, Vitamin C and Vit D, A, K2 recommendations see my Supplement Blog.

Taking this small handful of nutrients on a daily basis will naturally assist your body’s own detoxification processes. This is a much more viable option than forcing detoxification with IV chelating chemicals or IV glutathione or oral EDTA with dozens of synthetic vitamins and poorly absorbed minerals.

Four other detox therapies can be added to the above protocol: Epsom Salts baths, Clay baths, Coffee Enemas and Saunas.

MAGNESIUM 101: This is the magnesium overview you have been waiting for. It’s done by Career Coach and Lifesaver, CJ Liu. It’s called Magnesium: The Ultimate Guide. Read it and Share with everyone!

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Cholesterol Drugs for Everyone???

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The more that I and dozens of other doctors write about cholesterol NOT being the cause of heart disease, the more allopathic doctors dig in their heels and want to put it in the drinking water! The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have adopted New Cholesterol Guidelines and want all patients with known cardiovascular disease treated with statins, regardless of their cholesterol levels.

That means that if you have high blood pressure (HBP) due to magnesium deficiency, you will be given a statin drug. That’s because doctors know that once you have HBP and are on medication, it’s not long before your cholesterol becomes elevated. They don’t assume for one minute that the drugs are causing elevated cholesterol, but that’s what I think is happening.

When you take heart medication, it depletes your magnesium and sets you up for symptoms of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and elevated blood sugar. In Cholesterol Doesn’t Need Drugs I blogged that the Canadian Diabetic Association advises “All patients with diabetes should start taking statins when they turn 40 and blood pressure drugs when they turn 55.”

How can doctors be so hopelessly and dangerously wrong? It’s simply because they didn’t learn anything about magnesium and minerals in medical school; they turn a blind eye to drug side effects; and they aren’t aware that most of the commonly used drugs have an added fluoride molecule that could be binding magnesium making it unavailable to the body.

In the 60 to 75 year age group, 87.4% of men and 53.6% of women will be given a statin on their next doctor’s visit. If you are gullible and think your doctor is looking out for your best interests, you will take the drug and start having side effects. When your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar become elevated, your doctor will say “we caught all this just in time.” They will never admit that their drugs could be the cause.

To nip heart disease in the bud, U.S. doctors are also aiming at the younger population and want almost half the 115 million adults 40 to 75 years old to be on statins. That’s 56 million (48.6%) of this population.

Please google the statement “Cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease” and see how much evidence has accumulated proving that cholesterol is not the bad guy. Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, 2 of the 3 lead researchers in this study disclosed monies received from drug companies.

The way to balance cholesterol is with the natural statin – magnesium. Instead of killing the enzyme that makes cholesterol, magnesium regulates that enzyme so you only make what you require. ReMag is the best magnesium to take for cholesterol and to counteract the effects of heart medications – until you can safely wean off them. ReLyte is the mineral supplement that will help balance your thyroid, adrenals, blood sugar and metabolism. Cholesterol can act as an antioxidant; use ReAline, a gentle detoxifier, instead. Use RnA Drops to help build perfect cells and get the labyrinth of the mind out of the picture.  Read my books on ReMag and ReLyte at RnA ResSet.

MAGNESIUM 101: This is the magnesium overview you have been waiting for. It’s done by Career Coach and Lifesaver, CJ Liu. It’s called Magnesium: The Ultimate Guide. Read it and Share with everyone!

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Magnesium 101: The Ultimate Guide

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, February 22, 2015
In my last blog I added a short note about a fantastic interview I had with Career Coach, CJ Liu, in January, 2015. She was so inspired by the interview and by my work with magnesium that on Feb 19, 2015, she posted a 3,500 word blog called Magnesium: The Ultimate Guide.

Not only that, but CJ cut and pasted the interview and other magnesium memorabilia under 21 different headings. From her blog you can see what an effective organizer and communicator she is.

Yes, this is the ultimate magnesium overview you have been waiting for just like ReMag is the ultimate magnesium. I’ll give you the list of topics, which are linked to CJ’s blog. Please share with everyone! Forward this email to everyone you know or send them to the blog on my website:

·   What is magnesium? Is Magnesium a metal?

·   Where is Magnesium found in the body; why is it one of the most important minerals?

·   What does Magnesium do and what are its functions?

·   What is Magnesium good for and what are the deficiency symptoms?

·   Magnesium deficiency: How do you know if you have Magnesium deficiency? What causes low levels? Why do we have a deficiency?

·   How much Magnesium should I take?

·   Source: Magnesium Fact Sheet for Consumers, National Health Institute <www.nih.gov> (accessed Jan 30, 2015)

·   What form of Magnesium should I take?

·   Source:  Dr. Mercola, Magnesium—“The Missing Link to Better Health”, Dec 8, 2013, http://articles.mercola.com/

·   When should I take Magnesium?

·   Could you take too much or over dose on Magnesium? What are the risks of taking too much too soon?

·   How are Calcium and Magnesium related?

·   How can Magnesium cause constipation?

·   How does Magnesium relate to sleep?

·   Magnesium and migraines:

·   Magnesium and Anxiety:

·   Magnesium and Cholesterol (Statin):

·   Magnesium rich foods.

·   Source: “Top 10 Foods Highest in Magnesium”.

·   How can Magnesium help you unwind from a litany of medications?

·   Magnesium Expert – Dr. Carolyn Dean

MEDIA: Join me every Monday (4pm PST) for my 2-hour call-in show – Dr. Carolyn Dean Live. Every week is an absolute revelation on how to achieve the health that you know you deserve.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics of your choice. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Minerals Help Prevent & Treat Diabetes

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, February 21, 2015
Type 2 Diabetes is a preventable disease, but you wouldn’t know that when you read the latest statistics. Authors of a 2014 CDC Report on Diabetes say they are alarmed at the growing epidemic of this disease. Diabetes affects in one of ten adults in the US and four of the 10 are undiagnosed.

To put it in numbers:

* 29 million people currently have diabetes.

* In 2012 alone, 1.7 million people age 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes.

* In 2012, 208,000 people younger than age 20 had diabetes (types 1 and 2 combined).

* More than 1 in 3 people aged 20 years or older, totaling 86 million, have prediabetes.

* Diabetes and its related complications account for $245 billion in total medical costs and lost work and wages, a jump from $174 billion in 2010.

* There was a dramatic increase in diabetes prevalence, from 6% of the population in 1988–1994 to 10% in 1999–2010 and the cases of undiagnosed diabetes jumped from 11% to 28%.

Experts say that: “Now is the time to take action. If these numbers continue to rise, 1 in 5 people could have diabetes by the year 2025, and it could be 1 in 3 people by the year 2050. We simply can’t sustain this trajectory — the implications are far too great — for our families, our healthcare system, our workforce, our nation.”

In light of these statistics, what measures are health professionals taking to curb this epidemic? From what I see, doctors don’t have time to talk to their patients about lifestyle changes and they don’t think lifestyle changes work. This creates a vicious cycle of inaction. Doctors don’t realize what “power” they have to influence patients to eat healthier foods, exercise more and deal with stress more appropriately. But there is obviously a deeper reason and that is the failure to recognize that magnesium and mineral deficiencies can cause the metabolic problems of diabetes in the first place.

All medical texts will tell you that low magnesium levels are a sign of diabetes. But I haven’t found one diabetic patient who has had their magnesium levels routinely checked. Even worse, the serum magnesium levels that doctors use are highly inaccurate.

Then there is the requirement that the pancreas has for zinc and chromium in order to make proper amounts of insulin. I’m sure other minerals are necessary in this function but they have yet to be studied.

OK, that’s enough of the bad news, now for the good news about how you can treat diabetes and if you are prediabetic, how you can prevent it from ever happening.

1. Diet: Avoid sugar, alcohol, gluten and non-fermented dairy and lactose dairy products. (Non-Lactose Cheeses – Brick cheese, Cheddar, Colby, Dry-curd cottage cheese, Gruyère, Havarti, Manchego, Provolone, and Swiss; and non sweetened yogurt and kefir provide calcium without the lactose.)

2. Exercise: 30 minutes per day

3. DeStress: Take time out for yourself – walk, meditate, pray, relax, sit and do nothing for 30 minutes per day. Allow Sweetness to come into your life so you won’t have to rely on Cakes and Candies.

4. Take Supplements: Magnesium – ReMag is the most bioavailable form; Minerals: ReLyte has 12 minerals including zinc and chromium and other minerals that are probably required by the pancreas and we don’t even know it.

5. Follow your Magnesium RBC blood levels through Request A Test and aim for the optimum levels of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

MEDIA: CJ Liu did a fantastic interview with me about magnesium. She then wrote a 3,500 word blog and cut and pasted the interview and other magnesium memorabilia under 21 different headings. This is the magnesium overview you have been waiting for. It’s called Magnesium: The Ultimate Guide. Read it and Share with everyone!

SUMMIT: Travis Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit. Mar 16- 26, 2015. Join this free summit to learn health & wellness tips from 20 leaders in the field. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST. ARCHIVES: of my radios show at: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live where you can do audio searches for topics. RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReLyte under the FAQ link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my ever-expanding Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. /To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health. WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

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