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Do Cipro & Floroquinolone Antibiotics Cause Diabetes?

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, July 20, 2014

A blog reader and chemist, Stephen Telfer sent me his published medical paper: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Prompted by personal experience, Telfer researched the risk of developing diabetes after taking fluoroquinolone drugs like Cipro. He theorized from the existing research that fluoroquinolones induce magnesium deficiency inside cells that can lead to insulin resistance. He found that the incidence of DM from 1980–2011 matched the fluoroquinolone prescription rates.

You can read Telfer’s full paper online but in the abstract he says that “The data are consistent with fluoroquinolone exposure predisposing an individual to develop diabetes with a probability that strongly depends upon factors that also lead to an increase in obesity. According to the hypothesis, much of the increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. from 1990 to the present can be attributed to fluoroquinolone exposure.”

The carboxyquinolone substructure of fluoroquinolones is a powerful chelator of ions like magnesium. Fluoride molecules when attached to a drug make it fat soluble creating a superhighway through the fatty cell membrane and allow it to cross the blood brain barrier. When these drugs are inside cells they can grab any available magnesium and keep it from taking part in the 700-800 enzyme systems that keep the body functioning properly

I’ve also speculated that the fluoride in these drugs binds with magnesium making an insoluble and brittle substance, MgF2, that deposits in bones and tendons. That, to me, might explain why tendons rupture. By either mechanism magnesium is depleted in the body leading to a whole host of symptoms and diseases, including DM. Medications also put a strain on the liver’s detoxification system that uses up more magnesium. A vicious cycle ensues when muscle and tendon pain caused by the drug creates stress in the body and the loss of more magnesium.

A lot of my clients with Cipro poisoning had an existing magnesium deficiency (due to the many reasons that I write about in my books). The first symptoms they experience are tight muscles and cramping. Therefore the further depletion of magnesium with Cipro hits them harder than someone who has some magnesium stores. That explains why not everyone who takes fluoroquinolone drugs gets magnesium deficiency side effects.

What’s my solution?

1. Learn how to treat minor conditions yourself with natural methods so you don’t end up on antibiotics unnecessarily. My Future Health Now Encyclopedia covers over 130 diseases with natural remedies.

2. Make sure your magnesium levels are optimum so you can deal with magnesium deficiency situations. Dr. Telfer is concerned that the effects of fluoroquinolones are cumulative and that these chemicals are also accumulating in the food supply. Get your Magnesium RBC blood test done twice a year. You can order it without a doctor’s prescription from Request A Test. It costs $49.00 and your results will be ready within 72 hours. The only catch is in the interpretation of the test. The range of the population, which is already 80% magnesium deficient, is 4.2-6.8mg/dL but you want to be optimum at 6.0-6.5mg/dL. Lately clients have told me the range has dropped to 3.8-5.8mg/dL. This means the population is getting even more deficient and doctors will say that 6.0-6.5mg/dL is too high, which is not true. I, personally, would still maintain my levels above 6.0mg/dL to achieve optimum health.

3. Take ReMag and ReLyte for necessary minerals building blocks; ReAline to detox heavy metals, chemicals and drugs (that we get from our air, food and water); and RnA Drops to make perfect cells! Your best defense is to stay healthy.

MEDIA: Every Monday listen to my 2-hour call in Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show on Achieve Radio, 4pm PST.
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Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year.
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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.
LISTEN to archived recordings of Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean at 2012 RnA Radio.
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. http://drcarolyndean.com/natural-health-books-by-dr-dean/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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

High Heels, Foot Binding and Drugs

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, July 18, 2014

This may seem like an extreme statement – equating high heels with foot binding. But not necessarily. I have to accept an award in Washington in September for Excellence in Integrative Medicine and the whole operation entails tuxedos, gowns and high heels so my apprehension radar is in full gear!

Let’s face it, when you’re wearing 4-8 inch heels, you are basically tiptoeing around on toes that are jammed into the front of your shoes. As the blisters, corns, callouses and bunions develop, so does the chronic pain. And that’s just the feet. Your ankles, knees, hips and back all suffer from a ridiculously inappropriate posture that you have to assume to keep upright when tilted so far forward.

If you go to your doctor with your complaints of aches and pains, your doctor won’t think to tell you it’s because of your high heels. Instead you’ll be told that you’re suffering normal wear and tear on your joints and you’re developing arthritis! Chronic pain on your medical chart means repeat prescriptions for pain medication that lead to drug side effects, including severe magnesium deficiency.

How does that happen? Celebrex contains three fluoride molecules, which likely contribute to magnesium deficiency because fluoride binds to magnesium making it unavailable and the compound MgF2 is a brittle substance that deposits in bones and tendons. If you also develop gastric irritation and ulceration common with pain killers you will be given a drug like Prevacid, which has 3 fluoride molecules, further depleting magnesium. If you become depressed because of your pain, you will be offered Prozac (with 3 fluoride molecules) or Paxil (with 1 fluoride molecule).

The solution to high heel trauma is pretty simple – stop wearing them. Or at least cut down on the amount of time you’re tiptoeing around. Stretch your calf muscles by pointing your heel as opposed to pointing your toes when you wear high heels. Rub ReMag into your calves and feet and take ReMag orally. If you’re on pain medication add ReAline for a gentle detox.

UPCOMING SUMMITS:
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year. My interview is on July 19, 2014.
Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which runs from Aug 3-Aug 22. My interview is on Aug 13th.
Sign up for the Sexyfit Summit now. The Summit runs from July 21- Aug 6 and my talk is on August 3rd.
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.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future
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.

Kaiser Magnesium Monograph

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Years ago you could find nothing about magnesium on any medical websites. These days there is a lot of negative information about magnesium because doctors treat it like a drug. Even though the language used in the following Kaiser Monograph diminishes the tremendous importance of magnesium, it’s heartening to see all these conditions listed as being affected by magnesium. Below, they mention effectiveness of magnesium in certain conditions only when given intravenously but ReMag has replaced IV magnesium for many of my patients.

NOTE: I mentioned this monograph on my radio show recently and as I’m writing this blog I went to double check the site and could no longer find it! The error message said that it was unavailable due to inactivity! But thankfully I copied and pasted the article which I have reproduced here. I will not even speculate as to why the article disappeared but leave it up to you, the reader, to forward this blog far and wide to your friends and also via social media to get the word our about the importance of magnesium.

MAGNESIUM Monograph: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version

Possibly Effective for…
1. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Taking magnesium seems to relieve symptoms of PMS including mood changes and bloating in some women.
2. Taking magnesium by mouth also seems to prevent premenstrual migraine.
3. Weak bones (osteoporosis). There is evidence that suggests taking magnesium might prevent bone loss in older women who have osteoporosis. There is also evidence that taking estrogen along with magnesium plus calcium and a multivitamin supplement daily increases bone strength better than estrogen alone in older women.
4. Preventing type 2 diabetes in overweight, middle-aged women, when magnesium is obtained from foods. More evidence is needed to know if magnesium helps treat diabetes.
5. Diseases of heart valves (mitral valve prolapse). Taking magnesium seems to reduce symptoms of mitral valve prolapse in people with low magnesium levels in their blood.
6. High cholesterol. There is some evidence that taking magnesium chloride and magnesium oxide can produce small decreases in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol levels, and small increases in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.
7. Chest pain (angina) due to artery disease. Taking magnesium seems to reduce pain attacks in people with coronary artery disease.
8. Kidney stones. Taking magnesium seems to prevent the recurrence of kidney stones, but other medications such as chlorthalidone (Hygroton) may be more effective.
9. Hearing loss in people exposed to loud noise. Taking magnesium seems to prevent hearing loss in individuals exposed to loud noise.
10. Metabolic syndrome (a condition that increases risk for diabetes and heart disease). People with low serum magnesium levels are 6-7 times more likely to have metabolic syndrome than people with normal magnesium levels. Higher magnesium intake from diet and supplements is linked with a 27% lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome in healthy women and a 31% lower risk in healthy young adults.
11. Preventing stroke. There is some evidence that getting more magnesium from the diet might decrease the risk of stroke in men. However, there is no proof that taking magnesium supplements has this same effect.
12. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), when given by an injection (shot). This must be done by a healthcare provider.
13. Fibromyalgia pain, when used with malic acid.

NOTE: ReMag can be as effective for the following conditions as IV magnesium.
Possibly Effective when given intravenously (by IV) by a healthcare provider for…
14. Cluster headaches.
15. Migraine headaches.
16. Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).
17. Asthma attacks.
18. Nerve pain caused by cancer.
19. Pain after a hysterectomy.
20. A lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

NOTE: While Kaiser says there is insufficient evidence for the following, I have seen many cases and studies where all these conditions have responded to therapeutic levels of magnesium.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for…
21. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children with ADHD seem to have lower magnesium levels. Limited research suggests that magnesium might help ADHD in children with low magnesium levels.
22. Anxiety. There is some evidence that magnesium, hawthorn, and California poppy (Sympathyl) might be effective in treating mild to moderate anxiety disorder. But this product is not available in the US.
23. Restless leg syndrome. Limited research suggests that taking magnesium might decrease the amount of movement and increase the amount of sleep in patients with restless leg syndrome. However, the role of magnesium, if any, in restless leg syndrome is uncertain since some people with the condition have high levels of magnesium in their blood, while other people with the condition have low magnesium levels.
24. High blood pressure (hypertension). Some evidence suggests that taking magnesium reduces diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number in a blood pressure reading) by about 2.2 mmHg in patients with mild to moderate high blood pressure. This is a small reduction. Magnesium does not seem to lower systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) much. Some researchers question these results because they think the studies were poorly designed.
25. Pregnancy-related leg cramps. Research on the use of magnesium for treating leg cramps caused by pregnancy has been inconsistent. One study shows that magnesium might reduce the frequency of leg cramps. However, another study shows no benefit.
26. Sudden cardiac death. Some preliminary research suggests that higher dietary intake of magnesium might lower the chance of experiencing sudden cardiac death. However, it is not known if taking a magnesium supplement would have the same potential benefit.
27. Hayfever.
28. Lyme disease.
29. Multiple sclerosis (MS).
30. Premature labor.

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.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio. 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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

Loss of Smell Indicates Alzheimer’s

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I’d like to report another example of the incredible disconnection between modern medicine and commonsense. Two new studies link loss of smell to signs and symptoms related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But nowhere do they mention that loss of sense of smell is related to zinc deficiency and they would never think of using zinc in a treatment protocol. They just want to develop a test that they can patent to use as a screening biomarker for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Even the NIH says zinc is related to the sense of smell among many other important processes. But have you ever heard of a doctor prescribing zinc? The reason is that we only learned about prescribing drugs in medical school.

1. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism.
2. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes
3. It plays a role in immune function
4. It plays a role in protein synthesis
5. It plays a role in wound healing
6. It plays a role in DNA synthesis
7. It plays a role in cell division
8. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence
9. Zinc is required for proper sense of taste and smell
10. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system.

You can be sure that it’s not just zinc that the brain needs. Magnesium, for example is crucial for brain health. If you want to make your case to a neurologist about the importance of magnesium, print up the following free eBook. It’s called Magnesium in the Central Nervous System which I reference in the 2014 Updated version of The Magnesium Miracle. (Note: the 2014 version is the only one available on Amazon)

Many minerals balance brain function. Selenium, copper, calcium, iron, iodine are all mentioned along with zinc and magnesium by the Linus Pauling Institute. Probably every mineral could be implicated in brain health but hasn’t been studied yet. That’s why I recommend ReMag, ReLyte http://www.rnareset.com and sea salt so you can receive a full complement of minerals for total body and brain health. (Stir ¼ tsp of sea salt or Himylayan salt in each pint of drinking water – and drink ½ your body weight (in lbs) in ounces of water each day.) ReLyte contains zinc, copper, selenium, calcium, iodine and 7 other important minerals. ReMag and ReLyte are unique because they are picometer in size and therefore will cross the blood-brain-barrier and be fully absorbed into brain cells.

When the necessary picometer minerals in sufficient amounts are absorbed into brain cells, they stimulate normal metabolic function but they also help eliminate heavy metals and toxins lodged inside the cells. Aluminum and mercury and high levels of calcium, lead and copper have been implicated in Alzheimer’s. Because excess calcium and copper are found in many other health conditions, I’ve made sure there are very low amounts of calcium and copper in ReLyte.

I feel that this natural method of detoxification with picometer minerals is far safer than taking strong chelating medications that many alternative medicine doctors recommend. Detoxing out chemicals and heavy metals is important but I say to slowly increase ReMag and ReLyte if you are toxic, sensitive, on medications or suffering from health problems. You can also take ReAline as a safe detoxifier that stimulates the production of your own glutathione.

When you visit RnA ReSet for your Completement Formulas, be sure and sign up for our free newsletter. Once a week, Ginney will send out a notice about our Monday 4pm PST Live radio show and include a testimonial and announcements about new websites, product updates and general tidbits for your entertainment.

UPCOMING SUMMITS:
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year. My interview is on July 19, 2014.
Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which runs from Aug 3-Aug 22. My interview is on August 13.
Sign up for the Sexyfit Summit now. The Summit runs from July 21- Aug 6 and my talk is on August 3rd.
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.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

Live Radio: 7pm EST Today

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, July 14, 2014

Today and every Monday I have a 2-hour call-in Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean show on Achieve Radio to answer health questions and hear testimonials about my Completement Formulas. If you can’t listen live, there are archives on 2012 Radio and lots of information in my online Organized Wisdom Health Library.

I haven’t uploaded them to my library yet, but here are the MP3s of two Summits I have done in the past few months. I’ll upload the rest soon.

1. The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit with Gail Sapone. December 29, 2013.

2. “Magnesium Deficiency, Yeast Overgrowth and Your Weight.” The Body Talk World Health Summit: with Tonia Lewis. Feb 6.

I’m finding that no matter the condition or the concern, the Completement Formulas can help far more than just telling people how to get well and stay well. If you don’t have your health, what good is your wealth but if you have your health that is the foundation of your wealth.

When you visit RnA ReSet for your Completement Formulas, be sure and sign up for our free newsletter. We won’t inundate you but once a week, Ginney will send out a notice about the Monday show and include a testimonial and announcements about new websites, product updates and general tidbits for your entertainment.

UPCOMING SUMMITS:
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year. My interview is on July 19, 2014.
Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which will launch in August.
Sign up for the Sexyfit Summit now. The Summit runs from July 21-Aug 6, and my talk is on August 3rd.

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 in the Knowledge Base. http://www.rnareset.com/faq
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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! http://www.drcarolyndean.com/fhn 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. http://drcarolyndean.com/natural-health-books-by-dr-dean/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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

46 Million in the U.S. have Arthritis

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, July 13, 2014

Here is a wonderful testimonial from a blog reader.

“My 73-year old friend, Grace, who has arthritis, was diagnosed with trigger finger and she was given a cortisone shot but it only lasted 4 weeks. The arthritis gives her excruciating pain and she can’t use her hands till the afternoon and her hands are so swollen that she can’t even see between her fingers. So I introduced her to ReMag and so far she is sleeping much better. I told her to give it time cause it has been only 3 weeks. Then I told her about Relyte. She received the Relyte on Friday and started taking it and called me today, which is 2 days later and told me her pain and swelling subsided quite a bit and for the first time in a long while she can open and close her fingers. I’m so exited for her. The doctors said they could only help her with cortisone shots or surgery and she held off on the surgery because they couldn’t guarantee it would work.”

According to RheumatoidArthritis.net, arthritis affects more than 46 million people resulting in disability for 19 million. Arthritis causes more disability than heart disease, diabetes, and back or spine problems. Osteoarthritis (prevalence ~26.9 million), gout (prevalence ~6.1 million), rheumatoid arthritis (prevalence ~1.3 million) in the US.

I scanned the medical sites and it’s true, they only offer arthritic patients pain killers, anti-inflammatories, cortisone shots or surgery, all of which deplete magnesium and more minerals. There is no medical “cure.” What if one of the causes of arthritis is a mineral deficiency but doctors, who know nothing about recommending minerals will never be able to help their patients.

There are many people like Grace who take ReMag and ReLyte (and ReAline) and their “arthritis” improves. Why is that?

Minerals do their best work inside cells. They pull water in after them to assist in thousands of metabolic processes. If you are deficient in minerals, water has nowhere to go and ends up in tissue spaces causing painful swelling. If you are deficient in minerals you will also have more auto-immune disease, more inflammation, more pain and more swelling.

The following minerals, that help prevent and treat arthritis, are included in ReLyte: Magnesium, Boron, Calcium, Zinc, Manganese, Copper. Sulfur, which is found in my ReAline is also important. Sulfur promotes the health of ligaments, cartilage, collagen and tendons; it can be accessed in ReAline through the two sulfur amino acids, dl-methionine and l-taurine.

SUMMITS:
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year. My interview is on July 19, 2014.
Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which will launch in August.
Sign up for the Sexyfit Summit now.
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.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean”, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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 not Meds for Metabolic Syndrome

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Metabolic Syndrome has so many different names attesting to the inability of medicine to define it or treat it. It’s known as Metabolic Syndrome X, Syndrome X, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome, Cardiometabolic Syndrome, and CHAOS – an acronym for Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Adult onset diabetes, Obesity, and Stroke.

What makes a person’s metabolism faulty you ask? Doctors say it’s all lifestyle problems.

1. Lack of physical exercise
 (But many people don’t exercise because they don’t have enough energy because of lack of magnesium.)
2. Genetics (Genes don’t go bad in one generation – that’s just an excuse for doctors not realizing the mineral deficiency that drives metabolic syndrome.)
3. Weight gain (Low thyroid because of a lack of 9 minerals and yeast overgrowth are largely responsible.)
4. A diet high in carbohydrates (Craving for carbs is driven by yeast overgrowth and that, along with low magnesium, causes the high rate of inflammation in metabolic syndrome.) Read one of my recent articles: Sugar Increases Hypertension.

The signs and symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome are epidemic in our population. They include:

1. Elevated blood pressure

2. Increased tendency for clots to form in the blood

3. Increased inflammation

4. Central obesity, where fat accumulates around the abdominal area.
5. Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance

6. High levels of triglycerides and low levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) in the blood.
7. Plaque on blood vessel walls leading to heart disease

I’ve realized over the years is that the body’s metabolism depends on minerals and if you don’t have sufficient quantities your energy becomes run down, your thyroid is low, your adrenals are fatigued and your sex hormones are reduced which drive you into early female and male menopause.

We know that doctors have all but given up on lifestyle intervention and they just turn to drugs to bandaid the problem.

WebMD says: “You may need medicine to help with metabolic syndrome, if lifestyle changes aren’t enough to reduce your risks. Some drugs you might use are:
High blood pressure medicines, which include ACE inhibitors (like Capoten and Vasotec), angiotensin II receptor blockers (like Cozaar and Diovan) diuretics, beta-blockers, and other drugs.
Cholesterol medicines, which include statins (like Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Pracachol and Zocor), niacin (like Niacor, Niaspan and Nicolar), bile acid resins (like Colestid and Questron), Zetia, and other drugs.
Diabetes medicines, which may be necessary if you have glucose intolerance. Drugs include Glucophage, Actos, and Avandia.
Low-dose aspirin, which can reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes. It may be especially important for people who are “prothrombotic,” or prone to blood clots.

Yes, there are dozens of drugs all lined up for you to use. You probably know what I think of these drugs – they are all magnesium wasters and when you take them you can develop more high blood pressure, more high cholesterol and more high blood sugar as a direct result. But drugs – not nutrient – is all that doctors have been taught.

What do I recommend?
1. ReMag: picometer magnesium for high absorption to reach therapeutic levels of magnesium.
2. ReLyte: picometer minerals – 9 of which support the thyroid, several that support sex hormones, liver, prostate, adrenals, immune system and all other body tissues.
Sea salt or Himalayan salt: 1/8-1/4 tsp in every pint of drinking water. Drink ½ your body weight (in lbs) in ounces of water. Minerals need water in order to work properly at the cellular level.
Read the ReMag and ReLyte books at RnA Reset under the FAQs for more information on dosages.
3. ReAline: dl-methionine and l-taurine amino acid precursors to glutathione for detox and methylated B’s. (Folic acid is not yet methylated but will be in the near future.)
4. RnA Drops. Start with a sample bottle and see how you feel on it. These drops can help your body make perfect cells.

SUMMITS:
1. Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
2. For my 7th Summit for 2014, I did a wonderful interview with Michele Greenman about the Completement Formulas and how they assist weight loss and body balance. Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which will launch in August.
3. My 8th Summit for 2014 is called Sexyfit created by Zlata Sushchik featuring experts in nutrition, fitness and accountability to help you achieve a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. Enter your name to join the Sexyfit Summit now.
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 FAQs.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

ADHD Rx That Helps, Not Hurts the Heart

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Danish study ADHD Meds Tied to Cardio Risk found that the drugs given to kids for ADHD can double the risk of heart disease.

Kids with an ADHD diagnosis increased from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011. In the age group of all children 4-17 years, prescriptions for ADHD drugs increased from 4.8% in 2007 to 6.1% in 2011.

I was pretty hyper when I was a kid, but my parents channeled all that energy into a paper route, sports, girl guides and every possible group at church and school.

Why was I hyper? I ate a lot of sugar and I also had magnesium deficiency. I’d get terrible leg and back cramps that “came out of the blue” and were attributed to me lifting and carrying too much and racing around like a maniac. I could outrun everyone in my school but I refused to go out for track because it was too boring.

I think most kids with ADHD have magnesium deficiency, low thyroid function and toxicity. When they are forced to take medication to suppress their so-called ADHD symptoms they just get more more toxic and develop more magnesium deficiency because that’s what drugs do. And doctors don’t know anything about magnesium deficiency, how to treat low thyroid and toxicity.

1. Magnesium deficiency – 80% of the population is deficient, that includes kids.
2. Low thyroid – most women today have low thyroid function and pass that onto their kids. By the second pregnancy a woman’s thyroid is usually quite low.
3. Toxicity – from vaccines, a fast food diet, air, food and water pollution.

The treatment protocol
I recommend to my clients includes the following instead of drugs:
1. Start with ReMag, magnesium. The dosage is 1/3 to 1/2 the adult dose.
2. ReLyte, multiple mineral with 9 minerals that support the thyroid; including zinc for the immune system, chromium for the pancreas, selenium for growth pains. The dosage is 1/3 to 1/2 the adult dose.
3. ReAline, with its sulfur-based amino acids precursors to glutathione the natural chelator and detoxifier of the body. And it’s methylated B vitamins.
4. RnA Drops, at a dose of 1 drop twice a day under the tongue to help make perfect cells. You can also put a drop or two at the base of the skull for brain balancing.
5. Epsom salts and Clay baths.
Blend ½ cup of clay in a blender with water and put in the bath along with 1-2 cups of Epsom salts.
6. A yeast free diet avoiding sugar, gluten and dairy. This is the most difficult part of the protocol for parents to implement with their kids.
7. Prescript Assist probiotic. http://www.magneticclay.com/123.html

SUMMITS: In my 7th Summit for 2014, I did a wonderful interview with Michele Greenman about the Completement Formulas and how they assist weight loss and body balance. Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which will launch in August.
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
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 in the FAQs.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean”, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future
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.

Your Thyroid Needs 9 Minerals

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, July 6, 2014

Further to my blog of Dec. 28, 2013 Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid, I now realize that the thyroid needs at least nine minerals for proper function.

Decades ago I thought it was only iodine. Then years ago I found out that selenium is also necessary. And when I wrote the first version of Invisible Minerals: Part II – Multiple Minerals about ReLyte, I found 6 minerals involved with thyroid hormone production. Now the total is up to 9 and there may be more. That why, besides ReLyte (which contains 12 minerals including 9 for the thyroid) I recommend that everyone take sea salt in their drinking water to get the wee bits of 72 minerals that the sea and the earth provide. (Sea Salt: ¼ tsp in every pint of drinking water.)

Below is an overview of the 9 thyroid minerals. All this information is in the free ReLyte Book at RnA ReSet in the FAQ section where it is called Invisible Minerals Part II. You may be like me when you see a list of things that nutrients can do and you just think “prove it.” But what I know about ReLyte is that the enhanced absorption of picometer minerals (due to their size) makes them truly functional and therapeutic. Whereas dirt minerals may be 4-20% absorbed, picometer minerals reach 100% absorption.

As I say in my blog and the ReLyte book, medicine treats hypothyroidism with hormone replacement therapy with patients fighting to get a prescription of natural hormones from their doctor. However, the real crux of the matter is the building-block minerals that your thyroid needs to make perfect thyroid cells. This perfection can also be enhanced with RnA Drops and ReAline.

Iodine: T3 has 3 iodine molecules; T4 has 4. So it’s safe to say that the thyroid can’t function without iodine. T4 or (thyroxine) is 68 percent iodine by weight, and T3 (triiodothyronine) is 58 percent.
Selenium: A necessary cofactor in the production of thyroxine (T4), It also converts T4 to the more active form, T3. A total 11 selenium-dependent enzymes have been identified as necessary for thyroid function and thyroid hormone production. If you take iodine without selenium, you can cause selenium deficiency. If you take selenium without iodine, you can cause iodine deficiency.
Zinc: Required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiency can result in hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones are essential for the absorption of zinc. The hair loss attributed to hypothyroidism may not improve with thyroid hormone replacement unless zinc supplements are added.
Molybdenum: Molybdenum-dependent enzymes function in the oxidative system of thyrocytes (thyroid epithelial cells). They also play an important role in T3 (thyroglobulin) release from the thyroid gland.
Boron: Helps the conversion of the storage form of thyroid hormone, T4, to T3, the active form.
Copper: Plays an important role in the metabolism of the amino acid tyrosine, which is a precursor to T4 (thyroxine).
Chromium: Enhances insulin activity playing a major role in the regulation of insulin release and its effects on carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism. Conversion of T4 to T3 is influenced by insulin, so in a roundabout way, chromium helps this conversion.
Manganese: Required to transport the hormone thyroxine into our cells.
Magnesium: Calcium and magnesium must be balanced in the body to ensure proper thyroid function. If there is too much calcium, thyroid hormones can become diminished. Magnesium is the regulator of calcium absorption and utilization.

Please read Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid, to get the full picture of the intricate dance among your thyroid, adrenals and sex hormones. Then take the simple but necessary steps that I outline to ensure they are balanced. If you don’t do this yourself, you can be sure nobody else will because doctors never learned about minerals in medical school and what they don’t know they vehemently deny.

MEDIA: Click here for a Listing of all my Natural News Articles.
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
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 in the Knowledge Base.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future
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.

The Magnesium in Chocolate Is Easy To Love

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, July 3, 2014

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Let me count the ways and the whys before I give you a healthy chocolate cream recipe.

I’m talking about dark chocolate or cacao – the powder from the cacao bean. When you add sugar and dairy to cacao you get milk chocolate, with significantly less healing properties.

A July 2, 2014 Medscape headline announced that Dark Chocolate May Make Walking Easier. Dark chocolate improves artery flexibility and can help people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) walk further. Previous studies have shown that dark chocolate reduces the incidence of heart disease and stroke. It works by reducing the clumping of platelets that leads to blood clots. Diabetics blood vessels are no longer impaired when they take a daily cacao drink. Cacao assists nitric oxide metabolism, which protects the heart and relaxes blood vessels lowering blood pressure.

Researchers are so excited with their findings that they are going to mess it all up by trying to isolate what’s really doing all this great work and put it in a pill! Their partner in this crime is the Mars Candy Company with a patent on the extraction of flavanols from cacao.

In his article Dark Chocolate Health Benefits, Dr. Mercola lists 16 different benefits. But nobody mentions the real reason dark chocolate is so powerful.

Most people who read my work have already guessed that it’s MAGNESIUM. All the claims for health benefits of dark chocolate are the same ones attributed to magnesium. The highest amounts of magnesium are found in seaweed and dark chocolate. Like most people I’ll go with the chocolate.

According to an online source, Authority Nutrition, a 100 gram (3.5 oz; 7 TBSP) bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains:
• 11 grams of fiber.
• 67% of the RDA for Iron.
• 58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
• 89% of the RDA for Copper.
• 98% of the RDA for Manganese.
• It also has plenty of Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Selenium.

Seven TBSP is a lot of raw cacao, so I’m not suggesting that you eat that amount in your daily diet. And since you don’t, make sure to take ReMag, my highly absorbed magnesium, every day

Here’s a chocolate desert that I make and put in IBS for Dummies Cookbook.

Carolyn’s Chocolate Banana Cream Pudding
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: None
Yield: 2 servings
4 small frozen bananas, cut into rounds
4 ounces full-fat coconut milk
2 tablespoons cacao powder
Strawberries or blueberries, for serving

1. Pulse the bananas, coconut milk, and cacao powder in a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.
2. Serve with sliced strawberries and/or blueberries. Eat immediately to avoid browning.
Tip: Cacao powder is all the rage on the Raw culinary scene, so it’s getting easier to obtain at health food stores or online at stores like VitaCost.
Per serving: Calories 152; Fat 6.7 g (Saturated 5.7 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 5 mg; Carbohydrate 25.4 g (Fiber 3.5 g); Protein 2.2 g; Sugar 12.4 g.

MEDIA: Click here for a Listing of all my Natural News Articles.
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
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 in the FAQs.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
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.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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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