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Blinded by Science

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I have a half dozen new blogs started but something caught my attention that I wanted to pass on to you immediately. Go to Blinded by Science to receive a free download of a new book by the same name – only available until April 1st.

To get each succeeding chapter you have to make comments about what you read in a forum. You’ll not only get to interact with others but if the author, Matthew Silverstone likes what you say, he’ll include your comments in the final version of the book. It’s a new phenomenon – interactive book writing!

I intend to make comments because I know that we are blinded by science and I want to talk with other people who feel the same way.

Matthew says he wants “to move science in the right direction if only by a small amount.” Now, I don’t know what that direction is, but I’m willing to play.

Here is this week’s media list.

1. Hear the archive of my interview on the Robert Scott Bell show.
We spoke about some articles I’m doing for Mike Adams, on Natural News. Just go to the website http://www.naturalnews.com/ and click on my picture to see my articles. Robert and I talk about Helping Someone in the Hospital and the emotional causes of cancer.

2. I did a great interview about Digestion with Shira Litwack. It’s listed on her archive at WebTalkRadio.

3. On Friday March 11, 2011 I’m on a blogtalkradio show with Hollis Chapman on Magnesium although the show overview lists the title as Childhood Obesity and Diabetes.

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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.
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!
P.P.S. 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.

Bioidentical Hormones Are Safe

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, March 6, 2011

A former patient in Toronto and now a member of Future Health Now! wrote to ask me about bioidentical hormones. I’ll call her Sherry.

Sherry reminded me that I had prescribed bioidentical hormones to her many years ago. She felt fine on them all these years but in the last year Sherry’s been hearing scary things about hormones. She told her doctor her concerns and because of her family history with three female relatives dying of breast cancer her doctor felt that if she was worried she should get off the bioidentical hormones. She hasn’t used them for about six months and lately hasn’t been feeling well and has trouble sleeping and her skin has gotten very dry. Sherry asked me if I thought bioidentical hormones were safe for her to use.

I told Sherry that it’s synthetic hormones that are poisonous but bioidentical hormones (the same as our natural ones) are safe. I’m on bioidentical hormone cream myself. Serendipitously, just minutes before Sherry’s email I received a note from my friend, Dr. Roby Mitchell who is a bioidentical hormone expert. Roby was commenting on a recent study called “Progesterone: the ultimate endometrial tumor suppressor.”

The researchers of this progesterone study in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism had the following to say about their work:

“Estrogen drives epithelial proliferation, and progesterone inhibits growth and causes cell differentiation. The importance of progesterone as a key inhibitor of carcinogenesis is reflected by the observation that women who ovulate and produce progesterone almost never get endometrial cancer. In this review we describe seminal research findings that define progesterone as the major endometrial tumor suppressor.”

Roby says, “I was surprised when I first started prescribing bioidentical hormones at how ignorant the ObGyn community was concerning hormones. The addition of a methyl group to natural progesterone changes the molecule in such a way as to make it a poison to humans-methylprogesterone (Provera). This drug has been responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of women. Natural progesterone, on the other hand, is so safe that levels escalate during pregnancy. Natural progesterone and bioidentical progesterone prevents breast and uterine cancer.”

As for bioidentical estrogen, it mimics natural estrogen and doctors who prescribe bioidentical estrogen mostly use the safest estrogen (Estriol) and minimize the least safe estrogen (Estradiol). The estrogen combination most commonly prescribed is Biest which is 80% Estriol and 20% Estradiol. However, the allopathic medical community instead of opting for safety in the form of Estriol chooses to prescribe the unsafe Estradiol in an unsafe synthetic form fueling the breast cancer epidemic we see today.

Where can you get bioidentical hormones? Unfortunately, that’s the difficult part because so few doctors have been trained in the use of bioidentical hormones. I’d advise you to go to the website of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and use their Pharmacy locator.

Call the pharmacy closest to you and ask for their list of bioidentical hormone prescribing doctors.

You’ll also have to read up on bioidentical hormones so you can work with your doctor to receive the right prescription. My book, called Hormone Balance is not specifically about bioidentical hormones. It takes you through diet, detox and supplements to naturally balance your hormones. If after that program you still require hormones, read Dr. Michael Platt’s book called The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones.

Progesterone study reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21353793

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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.
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!
P.P.S. 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.

Sprained Ankle Remedies

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, March 4, 2011

Sometimes I think I injure myself just to make use of all my remedies. A few days ago I twisted my right ankle over the edge of the beach boardwalk. I also landed on my left knee where I sustained a bad gravel burn.

What did I do to be able to stand in one day and walk within two days?

I immediately opened my vial of my homeopathic arnica that I carry with me at all times. I took a few pellets for shock, swelling, pain and bruising and more doses every 15 minutes.

Then I had to walk home. You can’t hail a cab on the walkway or even on the streets in Maui but I made it.

At home I mixed a half-teaspoon of clay in water and put that on my gravel burn to pull out the dirt.

Then I poured several ounces of magnesium oil in a bucket of warm water and soaked both feet.

After the soak I applied arnica cream and ice packs to my ankle and continued to take arnica by mouth every two hours.

At night I put on a wool sock saturated with castor oil and wrapped my foot in a plastic bag. I slept on the living room couch because I couldn’t hop up the stairs on one foot. I supported my legs with several pillows so my feet were elevated.

The next day I was able to stand and took a much needed shower. Then it was more ice, more arnica cream and another castor oil sock at night.

I knew I was out of the woods when my gravel burn hurt more than my ankle sprain!

Today I’m using magnesium cream on my ankle under a clean sock and except for bruising pain on my ankle bone, my foot feels pretty good.

To hasten full recovery I’ll be sure to massage my leg muscles and get a professional massage to balance out my leg and thigh muscles from hopping on my left leg.

So, that’s it, all done without any pain killers and a gratefulness that I have so many remedies that really work!

Because someone is bound to ask, I get my magnesium oil, magnesium cream and clay from LL’s Magnetic Clay.

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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.
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!
P.P.S. 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.
P.P.P.S. Go to the Natural Medicine Journal for my latest Abstract Commentary on the Association of Oral magnesium With Type 2 Diabetes. While you’re there read about another magnesium breakthrough. Magnesium Citrate Improves Vision in Normotensive Glaucoma.
P.P.P.P.S. Read this great article by my friend, Jini Patel Thompson, Help! My Child’s Stomach Hurts.

Articles on NaturalNews.com

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, February 22, 2011

When I first met Mike Adams, The Health Ranger, in March 2010, he invited me to send articles to NaturalNews.com. I was interested but I still had a few thousand hours of my Future Health Now! online wellness program to finish. Well, that project is pretty much completed, so, instead of twiddling my fingers I decided to write some new articles. Since my wellness program focuses on preventing illness as I move forward on NaturalNews, I think take another direction and write more about natural treatments for specific health conditions.

Here are the first four articles that have already been posted.

The Magnesium Chronicles: Part One

People send me their magnesium miracle stories all the time. I’ve got a huge file of them that I’m going to share with readers of Natural News. Stories are more effective than me just telling you to take magnesium. Advice like that often doesn’t register…

Pain-for-profit industry booming
(NaturalNews) Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) released their comprehensive global report on Pain Management markets in January 2011. The Pain-for-Profit Industry is so darn lucrative that you have to pay $4500 just to read the report but I’ll give…

Homeopathy for children’s emotional health
(NaturalNews) Most parents would never think of giving a child Valium or Prozac. We know their physical bodies are too delicate, but their emotional life is also very delicate. Yet they are subject to much of the same stresses as adults and need safe…

Pharmacogenomics, the next frontier in medicine?
(NaturalNews) A senior executive with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the U.K. stunned the medical world on December 8, 2003 when he publicly stated that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them. Those of us who have studied drug…

Learn more here.

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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.
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!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Magnesium, Estrogen and Vitamin D

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, February 20, 2011

A reader recently asked me to explain the relationship between magnesium and estrogen and other nutrients. I’ll tackle estrogen and vitamin D in this blog.

Estrogen
I talk about the relationship of estrogen to magnesium in my Magnesium Miracle book. One of the original papers I referenced is by Dr. Mildred Seelig in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition and it’s available online at the Magnesium Water website.

According to Dr. Seelig’s considerable research, normal levels of estrogen enhance the uptake and utilization of magnesium by soft tissues and bone. She says this may explain why young women are not subject to heart disease and osteoporosis but then fall victim to the conditions when estrogen secretion declines at menopause.

However, in cases where estrogen is high and magnesium intake is low, the excess estrogen can quickly burn up magnesium making it even more deficient. In the face of low magnesium in blood calcium gains the upper hand and can lead to blood clots, atherosclerosis, kidneys stones, gall stones, heel spurs and calcium deposits in breast cysts and fibromyalgia.

Since there are so many signs and symptoms of excess estrogen, go to Dr. Roby Mitchell’s website and fill out his symptom profile on estrogen dominance. The treatment of estrogen dominance has to be individualized but if you have it you should at least be taking extra magnesium.

Vitamin D
According to the Vitamin D Council, vitamin D has co-factors that the body needs in order to utilize it properly. They are: magnesium, zinc, vitamin K2, boron and a tiny amount of vitamin A. The Council goes on to report that magnesium is the most important of these co-factors. Clinically it is common for rising vitamin D levels to uncover an underlying magnesium deficiency. So if you are taking vitamin D and start to feel worse rather than better, you might be experiencing magnesium deficiency symptoms and need to increase your intake of magnesium.

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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.
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!
P.P.S. 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.

Take More Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, February 18, 2011

If you are just using one form of magnesium and aren’t getting the results you expect, I recommend you add a different form of magnesium.

A mother recently shared her magnesium miracle story regarding her son.
Her eight-year old son had an elevated ANA (antinuclear antibody that indicates some form of autoimmune disease). He was scheduled to see a rheumatologist in March.

For as long as she could remember her son complained daily that his body hurts: his back, legs, feet or arms. Something was always bothering him. He constantly pulled at his pants and shirts as if they hurt just by touching him. He never seemed comfortable.

His mother had tried a magnesium citrate powder for a few months. It was one that I recommended in a post. He only had some minor improvement. Then she added 2 – 3 tablespoons per day of angstrom magnesium.

After about a week on that dose her son stopped complaining altogether and has not had pain for about 3 weeks now. She also said that magnesium has helped her tremendously with joint pain and insomnia.

Most people get results with the magnesium citrate powder (Natural Calm is the one I recommend). Sipping it in water through the day keeps it from causing the laxative effect. But if you seem to need a lot of magnesium (perhaps because of years of deficiency) add angstrom magnesium. All my product recommendations are on my website under resources.

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.

Aloha

Carolyn

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.
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!
P.P.S. 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.

Herding Snails

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, February 14, 2011

When I take my early morning walk I always encounter huge snails on the golf cart path. They head off across the six-foot wide track oblivious to the fact that the workers in their carts and then the golfers will take direct aim at them just to hear the satisfying crunch of their beautiful brown striped shells.

Being the caring individual that I am, I often pick up these amazing creatures and put them back on the grass only to come back later to find them on the cart path crushed and oozing. I do the same with my patients, clients and blog readers, I try to put people on the right track with lots of commonsense wellness advice.

I can’t help thinking that snails on the cart track is an analogy to the people who want a quick fix to their problems. It’s much easier to glide along with modern medicine doctors telling you what drugs to take. Instead, I encourage people to take a different path embracing lifestyle and wellness solutions with my Future Health Now program.

As I wind up my two years of producing Future Health Now! I wonder what impact I’m having. The people who are in the program really do love it and comment on how it’s changed their lives. But how do I encourage people to do the program when they are so used to quick-fix drugs? How do I convince people that staying healthy is the best way to stay off drugs and keep out of hospitals?

The answer I’ve come to is that it’s not my job to convince anyone of anything. I loved every minute of the thousands of hours it took to create the program and that’s good enough for me. But I will continue offer the service to those who will be attracted to it and benefit from it.

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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.
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!
P.P.S. 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.

My Maui Snail

Lying Down Therapy

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, February 11, 2011

Do not underestimate the benefits of simple therapies. I’ve made that pretty obvious because I spend so much time recommending one mineral – magnesium and one detox – clay. And here’s the latest!

I’ve had several clients recently who are suffering from adrenal exhaustion but the very cause of their condition…too much work and stress makes it difficult for them to accept the therapy…which is REST.

When one client, who is on the health program I laid out for her, emailed to ask what else she could do or take to get over her fatigue, I said REST.

She commented that what I said made a lot of sense and that she wouldn’t have thought of that as a solution. She also remarked that was probably the reason she was in her present state because she’s never really RESTED in the past three decades!

She thanked me for giving her permission to adjust her schedule to work fewer long days. She said she would put her favorite music on and put her feet up.

I told her that I’m a Type A and we tend to work through or exercise through our fatigue, but now is the time to REST and nap. So my advice is – if you are feeling tired and you have the opportunity, stop what you’re doing and nap or REST.

This is the time of year when your body wants to nap and REST. It’s winter – even in Hawaii, and the napping urge is stronger. Think hibernation.

Also for those of us who have been working non-stop for decades, we have a lot to thank our bodies for and give them some appreciation in the form of REST.

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

P.S. I want to thank my client for allowing me to summarize her story. She thought if it could help someone else she was very happy to share.

P.P.S. I also want to thank Mike Adams, The Health Ranger for welcoming me to his Author Page at Natural News where you can read my first article on Pharmacogenomics.

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.
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!
P.P.P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Magnesium, Cancer and Yeast in the Media

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, February 5, 2011

This blog is devoted to media. I’ve been very busy lately doing interviews on a whole slew of Internet radio shows. Mainstream media does sound bites but allows no real education about health. So, Internet radio has taken over. There are thousands of shows and the only way you hear about them is through social media (Twitter/Facebook) or blogging.

Since I have a lot of good health information to share – besides my books, blogs and Future Health Now online wellness program I try to do lots of radio interviews. Most of these shows are available to download on your iPod and are a great filler for your day.

1. On Tuesday February 8, 2011, go to WebTalkRadio.net at 9am PST or listen to the archive. I’ll be a guest of Dr. Robert Rose and we’ll be talking about magnesium on his show Controversy, Civility, Compromise. Here is Dr. Rose’s home page on WebTalkRadio.

2. Wednesday February 9, 2011 at 8:30am PST join me with Nancy Ferrari on Her show Feel Free in the OC. It’s also on BlogTalkRadio.net and will be archived. This show is another look at magnesium but you’ll be amazed how different hosts bring out different aspects of magnesium. Use this link to see Nancy’s BlogTalkRadio home page.

Here are a few archived shows that I’ve done in the past few months.

3. On the show, Eat, Exercise, Live with host Shira we cover “Naturopathic Versus Allopathic Medicine.

4. On the show Eat, Exercise, Live with host Shira Litwack we tackle the topic “Cancer Prevention is Your Best Cure.”

5. “Yeast Overgrowth with Dr. Carolyn Dean” is the title of a radio show on Health and Wellness Solutions with Dr. Steven Hotze. After this show many people emailed me to say that they finally realized yeast was the cause of their health problems. You can find the audio link here. Or download the mp3 Podcast.

I’m sure some of these links won’t work – there’s just so many of them. If they don’t …just google the name of the host and my name and see if they come up that way! In other words, try not to flood me with emails to sort things out, I’m way too swamped! Thanks.

I’ll also put these links up on my website shortly under Resources. If you go there now you will find some videos, print articles and an audio of a webinar I did on magnesium with Dr. Lani Simpson.

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 FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

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.
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!
P.P.S. 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.

Glutamates in Magnesium Chelates

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, January 31, 2011

Judy just wrote to tell me her experience with glutamates in a magnesium supplement. I’ve also gotten many questions in the past about magnesium aspartate.

Judy said she was taking a magnesium “amino acid chelate” supplement for about a month and found that her migraines worsened along with some of her other symptoms. She said when she moved to a higher quality magnesium that I recommend she began to improve.

Judy said she got her information from George Eby, a friend of mine. George had own miracle when he took magnesium for his depression. He’s devoted a whole website to his findings.

Here is an excerpt from George’s entry called Glutamate Toxicity. You can read the full report here:

“The worst mistake you can make is to use a magnesium compound called “magnesium amino acid chelate”, or “chelated magnesium”, or “magnesium chelate”. Why? Many times these products are in fact magnesium glutamate or magnesium aspartate products and they will very likely make your depression worse. I don’t know why laws exist to allow companies to label their products as a “chelate”. That makes as much sense as labeling a product a “magnesium compound” or a “magnesium complex”, since the words do not tell the full truth. I strongly suggest that you look over this list of legal aliases for the words “glutamate” or “aspartate”.

• chelate
• glutamate
• caseinate
• textured protein
• natural flavoring
• yeast food
• autolyzed yeast
• hydrolyzed protein
• hydrolyzed vegetable protein
• yeast extract
• hydrolyzed yeast
• natural chicken or turkey flavoring
• spices, and
• modified food starch

Any time you find a magnesium compound that contains the above words in any kind of description, watch out! It will likely make you much more depressed than if you did nothing at all, since all of these words may (or may not) mean that glutamate and/or aspartate is the main ingredient in the product. The reason I bring this up is that a man from England bought and used a product labeled “Magnesium Chelate” and got much sicker. This has also occurred in the United States (very common) and Canada, and I suspect elsewhere too. When I researched it, I found the product to contain the magnesium complex of a modified food starch (glutamate). Needless to say, it made him much, much sicker. He barely survived since it very greatly worsened his depression and suicidal tendency. You have been warned as loudly as I can scream this warning!”

Another friend, Dr. Russell Blaylock writes about the dangers of glutamate and aspartate in supplements in his book Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills. About once a year I email him and ask if he still thinks people should avoid magnesium aspartate and he says “Absolutely.”

I’ve personally never taken an amino acid chelate with glutamate or aspartate so I rely on the experience of these two gentlemen who I trust. See my previous post for my current magnesium recommendations.

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