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6 Billion Dollar Diabetes Drug Causes Severe Joint Pain

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, August 30, 2015
Here is, yet another, ‘mysterious’ drug side effect that will never be attributed to the true cause – magnesium deficiency.

On Aug 28, 2015, a Medscape Article reported that Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes can cause disabling joint pain. Most of the cases involve Januvia (sitagliptin) probably because this drug accounts for more than 80% of all DPP-4 prescriptions netting $6 Billion in world wide sales.

What they don’t tell you is why the drug has this side effect. Is it because they just don’t know or are they ignoring the fact that magnesium deficiency may be the cause?

The company that makes Januvia defends the drug in terms of risk/benefit ratio. However, the old ‘you win some, you lose some’ scenario doesn’t fit my definition of First Do No Harm. They don’t deny the drug has side effects but they argue that not that many people are harmed and the drug has more benefits than risks. That’s no consolation to the person who is hit with this side effect. And, there is no way of knowing who will suffer. Also, they don’t consider that one major sign of diabetes is magnesium deficiency and often just treating with a well-absorbed magnesium (ReMag) alone will lower blood sugars. Add to magnesium, chromium, zinc and a half-dozen other minerals and you have a good chance of treating your diabetes naturally. My ReMyte formula contains all these minerals.

Drug researchers don’t seem to be aware that Januvia’s 6 fluoride molecules could be the problem. Ciprofloxacin only has 1 fluoride molecule and an official FDA black box warning that it can cause tendinitis and tendon rupture, which I say is due to the fluoride. When will Januvia be issued its own black box warning?

Correspondence that I recently had with a microbiologist confirmed that researchers are not trying to find out whether the fluoride molecules in dozens of drugs are binding magnesium and causing magnesium deficiency side effects. She and other scientists say that the covalent fluoride-carbon bond in drugs, refrigerants and pesticides is stable and apparently doesn’t release free fluoride in lab animals. However, she noted that the effect of intestinal bacteria on fluoride compounds  has never been examined. Bacteria have the ability to metabolize fluoride compounds, possibly releasing more toxic forms of the partially degraded drug.

She said that another problem is that drugs are safety-tested individually in relatively short-term animal experiments. It’s only recently that toxicology is finally beginning to pay attention to multiple, simultaneous exposures, which are very common and can have additive or synergistic effects. Thus, the overall fluoride exposure in people may be much greater than studied for any single fluoride drug during clinical trials. They will also have to take into account fluoride in the water and in most dental products and unnecessary fluoride treatments in a dentist’s office.

Of course doctors never measure ionized magnesium in patients to see who may already be magnesium-deficient and who may be the first to suffer drug side effects. I’m sure drug companies know that magnesium if affected by drugs but it’s not patented and if drug companies add magnesium to their drugs, they might be afraid that patients will get the wrong idea and just take it instead of the drugs.

Mildred Seelig MD, a magnesium expert (now deceased) told me that many decades ago her first job out of medical school was with a drug company. They wanted to know what happens to vitamins and minerals when people take drugs. One consistent finding was an elevation of serum magnesium with each drug dose. Dr. Seelig told her superiors, who ignored her, but the findings wouldn’t go away.

She said in a telephone conversation that she had a revelatory insight that drugs force magnesium to come out of storage – perhaps to detoxify the drugs – but in doing so, a person might feel benefits from the extra magnesium, not from the drug. However, after about 6-8 weeks, a person’s magnesium stores are depleted and the drug side effects surface along with symptoms of magnesium deficiency. That may be why drug trials are often in the 6-8 week range. After this realization, she quit that job and made magnesium her life’s work.

Once again I’m making the point that drugs deplete magnesium and drug companies don’t let you in on this secret. Your best course of action is to stay healthy by taking magnesium. Of course, I recommend ReMag, which is 100% absorbed at the cellular level, has no laxative effects and is astoundingly therapeutic. Along with the other Completement Formulas we are seeing miraculous results.

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LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

Statins Cause Diabetes

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A few weeks ago I wrote that Statins Cause Atherosclerosis and Heart Failure. And now, you can read about The Statin Diabetes Conundrum: Short-term Gain, Long-term Risk or Inconvenient Truth? in Medscape – if you are signed up (it’s free to the public) or read the Abstract in the BMJ.

To prevent one of the supposed risk factors for heart disease – high cholesterol – doctors have been prescribing statin drugs for decades. But the incidence of heart disease has not declined. Finally the studies are supporting what natural medicine doctors have known for years. Statins cause atherosclerosis, heart failure and diabetes. Researchers claim they don’t know why but I say it’s because the drugs cause magnesium deficiency that puts the heart at greater and greater risk. And magnesium deficiency is a risk factor for causing diabetes.

I often hear from clients and my blog readers that their doctors keep insisting that they take statin drugs if their cholesterol levels are a point or two above so-called normal. Even when they tell their doctors that statins make them feel sick and give them muscle pain, their doctors insist that the benefits outweigh the risks. This is highly doubtful but it does convince most patients to keep taking their statins.

I’ve often wondered why doctors don’t seem to fully acknowledge drug side effects. I know that psychologically they probably don’t want to admit that they may be harming their patients, but what else is going on?

A 2013 study by Mintzes and Lexchin in the Journal of General Internal Medicine showed that many doctors are unaware of the side effects of the drugs they are prescribing. Two US and two Canadian cities were targeted, 704 doctors contacted and 36 percent participated in the poll. The researchers collected information about 1,692 drugs that were promoted to doctors by drug reps. Then the doctors were asked to fill out a questionnaire that tested their knowledge about these drugs.

The number of drugs pushed by drug reps – 1,692 – is another reason doctors may not focus on side effects. How can anyone retain useful information about that many drugs? I think that doctors have a short list of drugs they are familiar with and prescribe them over and over again. When a cheerleading drug rep presents a new drug to a male doctor, he might be charmed into adding it to his list.

The study results showed that drug reps spent most of their time on the benefits of drugs and in the US about 60% of the time they acted as if the drug were pristine with no side effects. The Canadian drug reps forgot to mention drug side effects 66% of the time. As for the doctors, their answers did not indicate a good working knowledge of the drugs or of their side effects. Yet two-thirds of them said they were more likely to prescribe medications after a product was promoted by a drug rep. Doctors don’t want patients to look into drug side effect or do research on the internet but it seems they are asking you to trust them to know about the drugs they are prescribing and this study shows that most doctors do not.

NEW BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart as a Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

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Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

 

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

Halting Antibiotic Resistance

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, August 21, 2015
I’ve been hearing about the need to curb antibiotic resistance for decades. From my naturopathic training, I always knew that antibiotics could kill all the bacteria in the gut enhancing yeast overgrowth and they seem to be causing more and more side effects.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant infections are associated with 23,000 deaths, 2 million illnesses and billions in health care costs in the U.S. every year.

A March 2015 public health initiative US Charting New Path to Combat Growing Antibiotic Resistance: New Action Plan Coordinates Response using ONE BILLION dollars of taxpayers money has five main goals:

1. Preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance

2. Strengthening surveillance efforts

3. Advancing diagnostic testing

4. Accelerating the development of new antibiotics

5. Improving global collaboration.

Did you notice that number four is DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ANTIBIOTICS! Didn’t they just say that antibiotics aren’t working – if so, why do we need more of them? Why keep flogging a dead horse and using the same strategies that have failed us for years? What they don’t say is that the solutions have to be patented drugs to keep the trillion-dollar drug industry happy and employing people in the US. Yes, folks, the global pharmaceutical industry is worth one-trillion dollars.

When antibiotic resistance became the byword for new drug development, the fluoroquinolone class of drugs made their entrance onto the market with lots of hype about their ability to beat drug resistance. By 1997, the fluoroquinolones had worldwide sales of $3.04 billion.

Fluoro stands for fluoride. This toxic element binds magnesium making it unavailable and ineffective. Magnesium fluoride, MgF2, called sellaite is insoluble and brittle. It replaces magnesium in bone and cartilage, making bone prone to fracture. My question is: Does the fluoride in fluoroquinolones (of which there are over 30) cause sufficient magnesium deficiency to fracture bones and rupture tendons? Some of these antibiotics are even contraindicated in athletes – perhaps because they tend to be magnesium deficient and may be more susceptible to fluoroquinolone side effects.

Twenty percent of all drugs (not just fluoroquinolones) have added fluoride molecules to make them stronger. However fluoride drugs are the majority of commonly used drugs. Prozac, Paxil, Lipitor, Prevacid, Diflucan, Celebrex, Flecainide, Flonase, Advair to name a few. Why is fluoride used? Fluoride increases the drug’s ability to dissolve in fats and cross cell membranes, which means quicker access to cells and access to the brain, higher blood levels and longer half life.

According to the Mayo Clinic, 70% of Americans take prescription medication, which means that potentially, many people take fluoride drugs. These drugs tend to cause cardiovascular side effects and I think it’s because they cause magnesium deficiency. Ironically, magnesium deficiency symptoms (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atrial fibrillation) are often treated with fluoridated drugs, which makes the deficiency even worse! Go to the Fluoride Toxicity Research Collaborative for a complete list of fluoride drugs.

With allopathetic medicine only looking for drug solutions to antibiotic resistance, they will ignore natural medicine recommendations such as: Sovereign Silver, Prescript Assist, Vitamin C, Golden seal, Cranberry juice etc.  You can research alternatives to drugs in my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. Of course, the best course of action is to stay healthy so that you won’t need drugs. Many very ill people take my Completement Formulas and get well. I’d like to see more people taking them to stay well to lessen the chance of ever needing medical intervention.

CAVEAT: Of course there are times when you need an antibiotic and they are there for those times. On the first rotation of my Internship in the ER I was working with strep throat and refused to call in sick. The nurses were so alarmed they asked one of the attending physicians to give me a prescription and send me home. The antibiotic worked beautifully. Infected diverticulitis, abscesses, Lyme disease, endocarditis – these and many more conditions may require daily life-saving antibiotics. However, if you have to take one or more courses of antibiotics, be sure and balance your intestinal flora with a good probiotic. My choice is Prescript Assist. This article is to warn people to research antibiotics; try and avoid fluoroquinolones; look for alternatives, and take your probiotics.

NEW BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart as a Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

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SUMMITS: Body Black Belt with Travis Richardson focusing on weight loss and body shaping. Launches Sept 21, 2015. Website and details to follow.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

Too Many Pills in Pregnancy

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, August 17, 2015
An in-depth article warning women about Too Many Pills in Pregnancy was written by Jane Brody for the New York Times, Feb 2013. A report called Prescription Meds Common in Pregnancy; Maybe Too Common updated her article in July 2015. Apparently, 82.5% of pregnant women were prescribed at least one medication and 42.0% were given drugs potentially harmful to the developing fetus.

Known harmful drugs (but where benefits may outweigh the risks) were taken in these percentages: codeine (11.9%), hydrocodone (10.2%), ibuprofen (4.9%), sulfamethoxazole (4.0%), and hydrocortisone (4.0%). Harmful drugs that definitely should be avoided in pregnancy include: hormonal contraceptives (4.9%), temazepam (0.11%), atorvastatin (0.07%), simvastatin (0.04%), and warfarin (0.04%).

The investigators noted that 9 of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications have not been assessed for fetal toxicity. That’s because most drug trials actively exclude pregnant women and remove women from investigation if pregnancy occurs. So, if a drug has not been proven safe, how can doctors assume it is safe and prescribe it?

When I was in medical school we were taught to Never, Ever give medications to a pregnant woman, unless there was a life-threatening situation. Now, the perception of drug safety has obviously changed. Doctors, who often fail to see drug side effects, prescribe frequently to pregnant women. And pregnant women and their partners, having grown up in a drugged world, see nothing wrong with taking drugs prescribed by their doctor.

Pregnancy houses a developing baby until it is ready to survive on its own. Obviously, the house that you create for your baby should be as pure and clean as possible. Do doctors even consider that as soon as your baby’s liver develops in the womb, it actually begins filtering your shared blood? So, if you are toxic, the strain on your baby begins there. If you take medications, your liver and your baby’s liver are both affected in trying to detoxify that drug. Thus, all drugs are toxic during pregnancy.

What drugs were prescribed? And is there something you can use instead?

Below are some suggestions:

1. Nitrofurantoin (21.6%) Macrodantoin for bladder infections.

Alternative Treatment: To prevent UTIs, urinate after intercourse and wash with soap; take cranberry capsules. Use Sovereign Silver as a natural antibiotic.

2. Metronidazole (19.4%) Flagyl. This is a very powerful antibiotic used for very serious infections.

Use Sovereign Silver as a natural antibiotic or a less powerful antibiotic.

3. Amoxicillin (18.0%)

Use Sovereign Silver as a natural antibiotic. For sinus infections – use a neti pot with 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil once or twice daily.

4. Azithromycin (19.9%)

Use Sovereign Silver as a natural antibiotic.

If you must use an antibiotic – be sure and take a probiotic. My favorite is Prescript Assist.

5. Promethazine (13.5%) for symptoms of nausea and vomiting

Use ginger, vitamin B6 and magnesium.

There are many more recommendations that would make this blog too long. I refer you to my Future Health Now Encyclopedia where I cover Colds and Flus, Bladder Infections, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Earaches, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Kidney Disease, Prostate Problems, Gum Disease, Sinus Infections and Vaginitis. You should have this book on your computer to reference for any health questions.

Also, the Completement Formulas are the best way to obtain the mineral building blocks for pregnancy: ReMag and ReMyte. ReAline provides gentle cleansing, the methylated folate to prevent certain birth defects and methylated B6 to prevent nausea. RnA Drops can be taken before pregnancy and throughout. But if you have not taken it before and you become pregnant, wait until after you deliver and even another 6 months into breast feeding before starting the RnA Drops.

NEW BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart as a Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

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Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

Sugar? Not So Sweet

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, August 13, 2015
I’ve spoken up about the dangers of too much sugar for decades. My comments on a national Canadian TV show in the early 1990’s about a book on sugar that I was writing got me investigated, admonished and ended with my expired license being revoked. It didn’t matter that I was no longer practicing in Canada; I had left the country to do AIDS research in New York. And it made no difference that I didn’t even have a Canadian license. The point was to send a message to all doctors that if you speak out against sugar and practice alternative medicine, you will lose your license. That’s why doctors do not and cannot give you anything but prescriptions for drugs and referrals to specialist who give more drugs and do surgery.

I suppose vindication is the word for what I see happening of late. The Huffington Post writes: The Vast Majority Of Us Drink Too Many Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Blame Big Soda for putting a huge burden on public health. The scientific journal Plos One and the journal Circulation published findings about the public health impact of sugary drink consumption. The study concluded that: Sugary drinks cause preventable deaths and disabilities in high-, middle- and low-income countries.

The researchers attributed 184,000 worldwide deaths per year — from diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer — to sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. The U.S. ranked 26th out of 187 countries for the most sugary beverages consumed, amounting to 1 serving per person, per day. Extensive research shows that sugary drinks a major contributor to obesity in the United States. The obesity epidemic costs the country an estimated $190 billion per year, treating obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to the Harvard School of Health.

The Huffington Post article discusses how Big Soda views this research. Just as I wrote about in my Death by Modern Medicine chapter “Death by Sugar,” the major soft drink companies are in huge denial about the dangers of sugar. They insist – in spite of all evidence to the contrary – that sugar’s only downside is dental cavities. Sugar-induced obesity they claim is simply due to lack of exercise.

And Big Soda has Big Lobby behind it. Anytime any government organization tries to implement sugar advisories, they are lobbied within an inch of their lives. In 2003, the WHO tried to limit added sugars to 10% of calories in the diet. The sugar industry lobbied the U.S. government to withhold its $400 million funding from the UN and WHO to stop this recommendation. The Sugar Association, in a letter to Dr. Brundtland, threatened that ‘We will exercise every avenue available to expose the dubious nature of the Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases Report.’ A spokeswoman for the Sugar Association says the WHO recommendation is unscientific and is far below the Institute of Medicine recommendation that up to 25% of calories can safely come from added sugars.”

When the FDA announced a proposal to include a daily recommended value (DRV) for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods and dietary supplements Fortune Magazine reports that Big Soda is in a Froth.

You can google and read about all these facts but the bottom line is that sugar tastes good and the sugar industry has been manipulating that taste since we were toddlers and the only way to end it is for you to eat sugar in moderation. Remember, at any one time there are only 2 tsp of sugar in your blood stream. But when you drink a Big Gulp, which is 44 ounces, you are downing 523 calories and 35 tsp of sugar catapulting your pancreas, insulin and blood glucose into a roller coaster ride.

And now a word from our sponsor. The magnesium in ReMag helps metabolize sugar, as do our RnA Drops. ReMyte chromium and several other minerals that assist insulin production. ReAline helps detox the toxic byproducts of excessive sugar intake. You can find all these exceptional formulas at RnA ReSet.

NEW BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart as a Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

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The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

PTSD & Veterans

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The immunological injuries suffered by Vietnam Vets are still being covered up or ignored.  Instead of acknowledging their injuries, medicine and the military are sweeping them all into a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis.  A recent analysis showing that: Vietnam War Vets Still Plagued By PTSD: Findings Underscore Need For Long-Term Mental Health Services.

By immunological injuries I’m referring to the assault on military personal by dozens of vaccinations with mercury preservatives, a mouthful of mercury fillings, horrible diet, Diet soda, depletion of minerals due to rigorous, extremely stressful training and combat missions, and exposure to Agent Orange. PSTD is the code word for all of the above. And until military doctors acknowledge all of the above, Vets from any theater of war will continue to be mistreated. The same factors are evident in Middle East combatants except you can replace the Agent Orange with depleted uranium.

The survey shows that “A small, but significant, portion of Vietnam War veterans still experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) even 40 years after the war ended.”

I’m sure the numbers are downplayed – but even so, 11% or about 271,000 male veterans report current clinical and war-zone PTSD symptoms. More than a third of all veterans with PTSD directly related to the war also experienced major depression.

Researchers were surprised at the persistence of symptoms for veterans over the course of time. But if you are suffering from heavy metal poisoning, adrenal depression and severe mineral deficiency – psychological therapy is never going to help.

I was altered to veteran’s chronic health problems when looking into mineral depletion and I learned that soldiers in the Middle East found that the sweat from their shirts was so loaded with minerals that they would dry like cardboard. Their hydration of choice and electrolyte replacement was Gatorade loaded with sodium and 28 grams of sugar per 16 ounces. That’s 7 tsp of sugar. At any one time, your blood stream contains only about 2 tsp of sugar. Seven tsp is a huge shock to your system and ultimately leads to diabetes.

What does this study recommend? Psychotherapy and medication with no attention at all to toxicity and nutrient depletion. The lack of proper treatment has led many Vets to self medicate with alcohol and drugs, and who can blame them?

Over the years I’ve been approached many time to become involved with treatment protocols for Vets and for 911 first-response workers. Each time, good intentions bog down in bureaucracy and competition with allopathetic medicine and NOTHING ever happens. The only way we can help Vets is by doing it one-on-one, ourselves.

Look around you and see who you can help by giving them information on magnesium – give them Completement Formulas – give them hope.

NEW BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart as a   Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

FACEBOOK PAGES:I have 4 Facebook Pages for you to follow and support. They are:

Carolyn Dean

The Magnesium Miracle

RnA ReSet

Completement Now Wellness Program

ETHICAL SEARCH ENGINE: GoodGopher

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

The End of Primary Care

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, August 8, 2015
My recent post – “Health Insurance Is Big Business” had me scratching my head as to why medicine even bothers with primary care doctors – since all they do is make referrals to specialists. Then I found this review – “Is Primary Care Essential?” in The Lancet. Oct 1994. The paper was written by Barbara Starfield MD, who has since died due to iatrogenic medicine (see my blog – Magnesium & Blood Clots). 

Starfield said: “Primary care is widely perceived to be the backbone of a rational health services system. But is this perception correct? Some see it as an anachronism in the present medical era, denying and delaying the specialist attention to which patients are entitled. When primary care physicians act as “gatekeepers” to specialist services, what is the effect on outcomes? How many general practitioners are needed in a primary-care-oriented system?”

I was a primary care doctor and took care of patients from head to toe and only had to refer to specialists occasionally. All that’s been turned upside down because medicine is so focused on drugs and surgery. A family doctor who actually does a physical examination, knows your whole family, looks at the whole person, listens to you, gives commonsense advice, encourages lifestyle improvements, reassures you and could potentially recommend alternatives to drugs is no longer an option.

People often ask me if I think medicine is becoming more open to alternatives and I say Absolutely Not. I now realize that’s because there are no family doctors, who look at the whole picture, but just specialists with their drug and surgery protocols for your various body parts.

What’s a person to do? Below I list my radio show, my recommendations and my books so you can find the best resources to take care of your own health without having to resort to doctors and drugs.

NEW BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart as a Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

FACEBOOK PAGES: I have 4 Facebook Pages for you to follow and support. They are:

Carolyn Dean

The Magnesium Miracle

RnA ReSet

Completement Now Wellness Program

ETHICAL SEARCH ENGINE: GoodGopher

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

Statins Cause Atherosclerosis and Heart Failure!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, August 6, 2015
That’s what the Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Journal said in March, 2015. “Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms.” How crazy it that? The drugs that are supposed to lower your cholesterol and prevent heart disease are doing the opposite. The very drugs that doctors claim should be taken preventively by everyone! That should be in the water supply! And it’s taken them 3 decades to figure out they are making things worse.

The researchers announce the following in their abstract:

“In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, we present a perspective that statins may be causative in coronary artery calcification and can function as mitochondrial toxins that impair muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of coenzyme Q10 and ‘heme A’, and thereby ATP generation. Statins inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2, the cofactor for matrix Gla-protein activation, which in turn protects arteries from calcification. Statins inhibit the biosynthesis of selenium containing proteins, one of which is glutathione peroxidase serving to suppress peroxidative stress. An impairment of selenoprotein biosynthesis may be a factor in congestive heart failure. Thus, the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs. We propose that current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated.”

I love the science that proves what I’ve been saying all along. Magnesium lovers will notice that statins cause calcification, mitochondrial toxins, impaired muscle function, glutathione deficiency, all of which are also magnesium deficiency symptoms.   But, sad to say, magnesium is not mentioned as the cure.

Here’s an edited excerpt from The Magnesium Miracle about statins and magnesium:

“Making cholesterol requires a specific enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. Magnesium slows down this enzymatic reaction when it is present in sufficient quantities. HMG-CoA reductase is the same enzyme that statin drugs target and inhibit. The mechanisms are nearly the same; however, magnesium is the natural way that the body has evolved to control cholesterol when it reaches a certain level, whereas statin drugs are used to destroy the whole process. This means that if sufficient magnesium is present in the body, cholesterol will be limited to its necessary functions—the production of hormones and the maintenance of membranes—and will not be produced in excess. If there is not enough magnesium to limit the activity of the cholesterol-converting enzyme, we are bound to make more cholesterol than is needed. Magnesium is responsible for several other lipid-altering functions that are not even shared by statin drugs. Magnesium is necessary for the activity of an enzyme that lowers LDL, the “bad” cholesterol; it also lowers triglycerides and raises the “good” cholesterol, HDL. Another magnesium-dependent enzyme converts omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids into prostaglandins, which are necessary for heart and overall health. Eighteen human studies verify that magnesium supplements can have an extremely beneficial effect on lipids. In these studies, total cholesterol levels were reduced by 6 to 23 percent; LDL (bad) cholesterol were lowered by 10 to 18 percent; tryglycerides fell by 10 to 42 percent; and HDL (good) cholesterol rose by 4 to 11 percent. Furthermore, the studies showed that low magnesium levels are associated with higher levels of “bad” cholesterol and high magnesium levels indicate an increase in “good” cholesterol.”

Now for a word from our sponsor: To achieve therapeutic levels of magnesium without the laxative effect – take ReMag. ReMag will help dissolve calcifications, lower bad cholesterol and elevate good cholesterol. It will relax muscles and eliminate the toxicity caused by statins. For selenium and 11 other minerals, take ReMyte. Use ReAline to build your own glutathione and take RnA Drops to make new cells.

LATEST BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart   as a Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

FACEBOOK PAGES: I have 4 Facebook Pages for you to follow and support. They are:

Carolyn Dean

The Magnesium Miracle

RnA ReSet

Completement Now Wellness Program

ETHICAL SEARCH ENGINE: GoodGopher

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

What’s Worse Than Cancer?

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, August 2, 2015
Is there anything worse than having advanced cancer? It seems there is. And it’s caused by allopathetic medicine. Out-of-Pocket Costs More Stressful Than Cancer – This survey showed that more than 30% of patients with advanced cancer rated their financial distress and its associated anxiety, depression, and poor quality of life to be more traumatizing to them than their cancer.

There is a huge ethical argument, that medicine seems to ignore, about cancer drugs being exorbitantly expensive and insurance companies refusing to pay for some of them. But everyone is missing the point that chemo and radiation have very limited success. You can read the Death by Cancer chapter of my Death by Modern Medicine book for the gory details. And when patients complain or argue with their doctors about treatment and demand equal access to alternative, many patients are told point-blank that if they don’t do chemo, radiation and surgery they are going to die. Countless people are driven from doctors’ offices by this attitude.

First cancer, then bankruptcy, and if you stray away from what the doctors say – you told you’ll die anyway. And if you happen to be in a public hospital versus a private hospital your financial distress is doubled

The researchers lamented that doctors had no tools to assess financial distress! DUH. How about asking the patient if the treatments being prescribed are bankrupting them! Most doctors don’t have a clue how much drugs, surgery and chemo are actually costing patients and insurance companies

Here’s an example of the high cost of medicine. A friend recently had surgery for cancer of the uterus. It was a laparotomy with a one-night hospital stay. She was in and out. Then the billing department bungled her insurance claim – instead of sorting it out they billed her for the $100,000! It took her a month of daily calls and a lot of anger and frustration to get things sorted out – all while she was trying to recover from cancer surgery

I don’t treat cancer per se. But I do say you can support your body by getting all the right building blocks from the Completement Formulas. I also offer information on Total Biology, which regards cancer as the body’s “solution to an unsolvable conflict.” You can read more about Total Biology in a previous blog called Don’t Fear Cancer. I’ve also talked about Total Biology on several radio show broadcasts that you can access at Dr. Carolyn Dean Live.

NEW BOOK: Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart  as a Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

FACEBOOK PAGES: I have 4 Facebook Pages for you to follow and support. They are:

Carolyn Dean

The Magnesium Miracle

RnA ReSet

Completement Now Wellness Program

ETHICAL SEARCH ENGINE: GoodGopher

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

High Calcium Scores Prove Magnesium Deficiency

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, July 31, 2015
A reader of my blog asked what I thought about the Coronary Calcium Scan that looks for specks of calcium in the walls of the coronary (heart) arteries as a marker for early coronary heart disease. My first thought was that if you are properly saturated with magnesium, then calcium can’t float around in the blood stream because it is properly dissolved and doesn’t settle in soft tissue.

But the CScan is the perfect money-maker for the medical industry. An expensive CT machine scans your coronary arteries for calcium and bills you or your insurance company for upwards of $399. And if your score is elevated – you are put on half a dozen heart, blood sugar and blood pressure drugs, presumably, to prevent heart disease.

Although CScans are not recommended universally – yet. In the for-profit hospitals, medical centers, and mobile body imaging vans in churches, malls or community parking lots, they are big business.

What’s the downside? You may end up taking 6 drugs that have dozens, if not hundreds of side effects – including magnesium deficiency. And then there’s the radiation, which is cumulative. At RadiologyInfo you can see that a Chest X-ray gives you 0.1mSV of radiation and the Coronary Calcium Scan gives you 3mSV, which is equivalent to 30 chest x-rays. I fought tooth and nail during my whole Internship to avoid a “routine” Chest X-ray – I would not knowingly submit to the radiation from 30 Chest X-rays. The operative word here is “knowingly.” Those of you who have submitted to a CScan, were you even told the amount of radiation you would be receiving?

The only “useful” information from this test is to scare you into thinking you have heart disease and that you need to be on a half-dozen drugs. That’s why I’m ready to call this test the CScam because doctors should already know that calcium is the culprit and magnesium is the solution to most heart disease. So why do expensive and harmful testing where the only allopathetic “solution” is to take unnecessary and potentially dangerous drugs? Especially when there are non-drug solutions.

Here’s what happens if you simply take the right kind of minerals that control your calcium:

“My wife had open heart surgery 2½ years ago due mostly to hypertension and obstruction of the coronary arteries. After being on ReMag and ReMyte for several months her blood pressure had dropped from 180/95 to 110/60. Her last echocardiogram showed a healthy and strong heart with a norma ejection fraction of 60%. Her last ultrasound of her carotid artery showed a 30% to 40% lessening of calcified occlusions. This is all amazingly good news.”

Calcification of arteries and internal organs is regarded as a “normal” part of aging by allopathetic medicine with calcification of the walls of the arteries common in people aged 65 and older. And calcification of the breasts is often seen in women after the age of 50. However, I repeat, calcification in your coronary arteries is a diagnosis of magnesium deficiency. If you are properly saturated with magnesium you will not have calcium particles floating around in your blood stream and precipitating out in you coronary arteries!

And now an important message from our sponsor: The most therapeutic form of magnesium, ReMag, has no laxative effects can be found at RnA ReSet. In fact, all 4 Completement Formulas can help reverse heart disease. You can also join my online course, Completement Now! for a 2-year lifestyle program. See the reduced rates below.

NEW BOOK:

Purchase my latest book: Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart as Kindle on Amazon or a PDF.

FACEBOOK PAGES:

I have 4 Facebook Pages for you to follow and support. They are:

Carolyn Dean

The Magnesium Miracle

RnA ReSet

Completement Now Wellness Program

 Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future™

LISTEN to: Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! Call in to my 2-hour Radio Show every Monday 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the INFO link. MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

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