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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.

Antihistamines & Fatal Arrhythmia

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, February 14, 2015
The European Medicines Agency says that “Physicians should take certain precautions in prescribing the first-generation antihistamine hydroxyzine (Atarax) to minimize the drug’s risk for potentially fatal heart arrhythmias.”

Exactly what precautions can they take to minimize risk? Here’s a thought: DON’T PRESCRIBE THE DRUG IN THE FIRST PLACE. FIND SAFE ALTERNATIVES – LIKE MAGNESIUM! OR – GUESS WHAT? REALIZE THAT MANY DRUGS DEPLETE MAGNESIUM AND CAN CAUSE THESE FATAL ARRHYTHMIAS! YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD WANT TO KNOW!

Instead, drug researchers just scratch their heads about the escalating side effects of drugs and issue ineffective warnings, to cover themselves legally, so they can keep selling the drug. They leave it up to the doctor to prescribe these unsafe drugs and then doctors suffer the guilt of harming their patients. I’ve spoken about the extreme “job dissatisfaction” of doctors in “An Epidemic of Doctor Suicides.”

I’m convinced that the cardiovascular drug side effects we are seeing today are the result of giving more and more drugs to an increasingly magnesium-deficient population. As more people develop magnesium deficiency, there will be more drug side effects. Drugs deplete magnesium – especially fluoride drugs – making the heart vulnerable to arrhythmia. After all, the heard has the highest amount of magnesium in the whole body. We will never overcome drug side effects until magnesium is properly measured with research-grade ionic magnesium testing and people are taking therapeutic levels of highly absorbable magnesium such as my ReMag.

Google atrial fibrillation and you’ll find stories that warn of: “The Global Epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation,” (Circulation – Dec. 2013). Other articles warn that there is no cure for heart disease or atrial fibrillation. There are epidemics of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, migraine, anxiety, insomnia, muscle cramps – all because there is an underlying epidemic of magnesium deficiency. But instead of treating the cause – magnesium deficiency – the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are treated with more drugs.

What does Atarax treat? Anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and pruritus. What mineral can do the job of treating these conditions quite nicely without any side effects? Magnesium.

Someone recently asked me why drug companies don’t add magnesium to their drugs to counter the side effects. I think if they did that would be admitting that they were causing magnesium deficiency in the first place. Also, some people would get the idea to just use magnesium and not the drug. Also, if they used magnesium drug manufacturers would choose magnesium oxide. It’s the cheapest form and it’s the main magnesium used in research but it’s only absorbed 4% of the time, so you can’t reach therapeutic levels before it causes diarrhea.

The choice to use magnesium is yours. This is my Valentine’s message to you: The Heart You Save May Be Your Own. When you use magnesium and find it helpful – be sure to tell everyone you know.

If you want to educate your doctor about magnesium – show them my Magnesium Miracle book. It’s loaded with scientific references showing the safety and efficacy of magnesium for dozens of health conditions. If you want to learn more about ReMag, go to RnA Reset and download the free eBook.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST but not until Jan 5, 2015! The next two Monday’s will have Encore Performances. 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.

Allergic Rhinitis & Yeast

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, February 13, 2015
In a recent CME (continuing medical education) course we were given clinical practice guidelines to treat allergic rhinitis (AE) AKA hayfever. AR is defined as an inflammatory response of the nasal mucous membranes after inhaling an allergen, such as grass pollen, dust mites, or pet dander, which can trigger symptoms that can include runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, and itching.

The guidelines for treatment of AR don’t even bother to remind doctors to ask about allergen exposure and how to eliminate them but cut right to the chase and say the first line of treatment is steroid medication sprayed into your nasal passages. The next step in treatment is antihistamine pills.

It turns out that AR is extremely common – the 5th most common chronic disease in the US affecting 1 in 6 Americans. It is the most common disease in children. Medical costs of the condition run from $2-$5 billion – half of that amount goes to prescription drugs.

Here’s my take on hayfever. Our nasal mucus membranes, including nasal hair protect us from things we inhale so that they don’t irritate us. Three things can go wrong – we are in an environment with a lot of pollen, dust and dander or our nasal mucus membranes are dried out or already irritated and thus susceptible to inhaled allergens.

To deal with the first problem – use air cleaners during pollen season, vacuum more often and put the pets outside. The second problem, dried out mucus membranes, occurs in the winter when the heat is on, or in terribly hot and dry climates like parts of Arizona. My free Module on Nasal Lubrication in my Completement Now Online Wellness program will tell you how to overcome this problem. (Use the password – nose – to access in The Members Only Area.

The third problem, I call Leaky Nose that may go along with a Leaky Gut because yeast (Candida, fungal) organisms are irritating the mucus membranes of the nose and the gut. When the nasal passages are involved they make you susceptible to tobacco smoke, the cleaning products aisle of the grocery store, perfumes as well as pollen, dust and dander.

The unfortunate thing about treating hayfever with steroid sprays is that they encourage yeast overgrowth. And one commonly used spray, Nasacort, has an extra fluoride atom attached, which may create magnesium deficiency because fluoride binds to magnesium making it unavailable. Another nasal spray, Flonase, has 3 fluoride atoms.

When the mucus of allergic rhinitis builds up, it can block the sinuses and lead to sinusitis. The two conditions are commonly linked. When you have symptoms of sinusitis you usually end up on antibiotics. Antibiotics kill off good and bad bacteria allowing yeast to overgrow. But here is a real zinger that many of you may not know: According to the Mayo Clinic “most chronic sinus infections may be caused by an immune system response to fungi.” They say that “Our original study linking chronic rhinosinusitis to fungi in the nose, which was published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings in September 1999, has been reproduced and confirmed by a sinus center in Europe (ENT University Hospital in Graz, Austria). The evidence was so convincing that the National Institute of Health (NIH) has given Mayo Clinic a $2.5 million grant to further investigate the mechanisms behind this immunologic response to the fungi. There are currently 16 studies at Mayo Clinic Rochester to further investigate the role of fungi in inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract.”

It’s been over 15 years since the first study and, I guarantee that most doctors don’t have a clue that nasal and sinus symptoms are fungal-related. What do you do in the meantime? Go on a yeast free diet – Paleo is the closest. Take a good probiotic – Prescript Assist is the best. Eat antifungal foods – garlic, onions; drink pau d’arco antifungal tea. Take the Completement Formulas: ReAline to help detox yeast; ReMag for inflammation and much more; ReLyte for the immune system; and RnA Drops. We’ve had many testimonials where people eliminated their allergies when they began this approach.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST but not until Jan 5, 2015! The next two Monday’s will have Encore Performances. 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.

I’ll Take Early Death

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, February 7, 2015
When I saw this Medscape survey article – “Daily Pill? No Thanks, I’ll Take Early Death” I had to immediately share it. The study found that one-third of 1,000 subjects would rather have a shortened lifespan (by 2 years) than take daily drugs to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Doctors who think drugs are the answer to lifestyle problems are learning how to sweet-talk patients into taking their drugs. A recent continuing education credit I took was titled – “Talking to Patients About Health Risk Behaviors.”

Doctors hear every day from both sick and well patients that they don’t want to take drugs. Since doctors have been trained to diagnose diseases and treat disease symptoms with drugs, they just don’t understand when patients say “No Thank you.”

What’s really behind their thinking is that doctors see patients with heart disease and they never see them getting better. That’s because the patients that keep coming to them keep taking their drugs and keep getting sicker. The people that walk away from the drug cabinet and wean off their meds using magnesium, multiple minerals, food based vitamins, diet and exercise never go back to see the cardiologist who tried to scare them into taking drugs. Even if a few brave souls do, their doctor doesn’t believe them and ignores the things that got them better.

These drug-dispensing doctors justify their drug treatments by saying that patients won’t change their lifestyle – mostly because doctors won’t take time to counsel their patients. Even worse, many doctors are so stressed out and swamped that they exhibit very unhealthy lifestyles.

The reason why patients taking their half dozen heart drugs never get better is because those drugs cause a daily drain on their magnesium. All drugs will chip away at your magnesium stores, but the ones with fluoride molecules can do more damage as fluoride binds up magnesium depositing it as a brittle compound in muscles and tendons. Look up the drugs you are taking on Wikipedia and look for the F = fluoride atoms attached.

I’m glad that 1/3rd of subjects would rather not take long term meds. And it hardly means that their lifespan is reduced. That’s the opinion of doctors who don’t think there is a “cure” for heart disease.

What would I recommend? When people opt for the Completement Formulas – their lives are enhanced. ReMag – for magnesium that’s absorbed at the cellular level; ReLyte – for immune system, adrenals, thyroid; ReAline for methylated B’s that balance homocysteine, and amino acids that make glutathione; and RnA Drops that help you make perfect cells.

And happily there is hope for medicine. Dr. Leana Wen’s Total Transparency Manifesto and Dr. Pamela Wible’s Ideal Medical Care are two models that I applaud. These women see themselves as human beings first and doctors second with their focus on bringing humanity back to medicine. When patients and doctors speak to each other as human beings, doctors will listen to patients who don’t want to take drugs and want alternatives. They would also believe patients who report drug side effects. Check out their websites to find doctors with a philosophy that matches yours.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST but not until Jan 5, 2015! The next two Monday’s will have Encore Performances. 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.

An Episode of Real Psychiatrists and Dr. Mercola’s Effortless Healing Book

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, February 6, 2015
The following is the sequel to A Comedy of Medical Errors: How To Talk To Your Doctor So You Don’t End Up Dead. Sylvia, our heroine, gave me an update on her last episode of Real Psychiatrists in the 21st Century at her 4-week follow up appointment.

She said, “After I talked for 10-15 minutes (don’t even remember what I said), my psychiatrist asked me if I was having any side effects on the anti-depressant. I asked him what the side effects would be, and everything he listed can be attributed to magnesium deficiency. I told him I experienced no side effects, and that I didn’t think about the prescription much – mainly because I don’t take it because I don’t need it! But to grant my pension I have to pretend that I’m taking it.

So, he said, ‘Well, you seem to be more hopeful today than your last appointment.’ I caught myself before blurting out what I was thinking, because at the last appointment my doctor told me that he was not obligated to complete the forms necessary to obtain my pension that I had paid into for 23 years. And that I realized was because I was not taking medications.

Since I was not (yet) experiencing side effects, and I ‘clearly’ appeared more hopeful to this medical professional, he recommended that my dosage be increased from 10 to 15mg. I once again succeeded in hiding my astonishment.

I predict that, at my follow-up appointment 8 weeks from now – when my pension benefits have already been approved and are rolling in, that he will attribute my even more hopeful mood to the use of anti-depressants. And I will let him believe his fantasy cuz I’ll be LIVING mine!”

And that’s how the ‘Docs in a Box’ stay in their Cloud of Confusion and Chaos!

Occasionally when I write a blog that’s not complimentary to allopathic medicine, like the one above, someone will mention that there are some good doctors out there. And indeed there are. In today’s blog I want to recommend Dr. Mercola’s new book: Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself

Dr. Mercola has come to the same conclusion as I have about getting back to the basics. His book walks you through 9 simple but powerful steps with each one building on the last. Use the link for Effortless Healing to find out more.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: Do you sometimes there was an easy way to raise your teen daughter or granddaughter? Well there is! Come join me on the Teen Parenting Summit 2015 to find out how. Feb 7, 2015 is the last day you can listen to the Summit for free. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST but not until Jan 5, 2015! The next two Monday’s will have Encore Performances. 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.

I Am Not My Genes, I Am A Human Being

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, February 1, 2015
I love putting several pieces of information together and coming up with a theory or drawing a likely conclusion. Here is the latest. Someone wrote the following on my Facebook Page: “Seriously, I believe one of the most dangerous and insulting phrases in the English language is this: Your doctor has determined the benefits outweigh the risks.”

A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity says that “Self-reporting is so inaccurate in measuring eating and exercise habits that it shouldn’t be used.”

This means that doctors now have “scientific evidence” that allows them to prescribe life-long drugs for your lifestyle diseases in spite of your opinion because what you say is so inaccurate.

The third piece I want to draw into this equation is President Obama seeking $215 million to study Precision Medicine. Never heard of it? Me neither, but Wiki has.

“Precision medicine is a medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare – with medical decisions, practices, and/or products being tailored to the individual patient.”

So, far so good. Let’s tailor minerals and vitamins to the individual. I’m all for that!

However, Wiki continues “In this model, diagnostic testing is often employed for selecting appropriate and optimal therapies based on the context of a patient’s genetic content or other molecular or cellular analysis. Tools employed in PM can include molecular diagnostics, imaging, and analytics/software.”

To me, this is not go good! I think scientists are trying to pick up the pieces of the Human Genome Project that were blasted apart when they only found 23,000 genes and not the expected 100,000. They thought with 100,000 genes they would be able to match each disease entity with a gene and then conveniently snip out the gene and eliminate the disease. But nope, that’s just not how the body works. Genes really don’t control the body but depend on epigenetic factors AKA environmental factors surrounding the genes – especially minerals and vitamins to turn the genes on and off. The most important epigenetic nutrient is magnesium!

You also see the genetics card being played with a lot of new-found genetic mutations, which I think are being trotted out to “create the disease” of genetic mutations and then “offer the cure” with Precision Medicine. At that point it won’t matter at all what you say – if it’s in your genes, then that’s your diagnosis. Epigenetics doesn’t seem to fit into genetic research.

I write about this in Death by Modern Medicine “A senior executive with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the UK…on December 8, 2003…publicly stated that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them…The reason that drugs work effectively, on average, in less than one half of patients, according to Dr. Roses, is because their genetic makeup interferes with the medicine in some unknown way…Roses is on a mission to promote his field of ‘pharmacogenomics,’ which applies human genetics to drug development…

About the Precision Medicine funding Medscape says “Putting his money where his mouth is, President Obama will seek $215 million to finance the Precision Medicine Initiative he first mentioned in his State of the Union speech on January 20.” However at a time when it costs $2.5 Billion to push one drug through the FDA approval process, $215 million is a pittance. And the money is not for treatments but to start data collection on a million people and study genomic biomarkers and prognostic and diagnostic markers. All this information will just go to drug companies to make targeted drugs.

So, for any of you who have suggested that allopathic medicine will soon embrace alternatives since drugs are falling into disrepute, please stop holding your breath – medicine will never use natural, non-patented, non-technological, inexpensive remedies. It’s up to you to do your research and find them for yourself.

I do try to make that process easier for you with my books, newsletter, online wellness program, radio show and a handful of safe and effective formulas. But, as always, the choice is up to you.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

SUMMIT: This is the last day (Feb 1, 2015) of the Teen Parenting Summit. LISTEN to: Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST but not until Jan 5, 2015! The next two Monday’s will have Encore Performances. 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.

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