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Medicine Is Merely Risk Management

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, June 26, 2014

When Management took over health care, the patient was no longer the focus – money became the focus. And the risk management was not the risk to the patient receiving improper care – the risk was to the bottom line of how much money could be made. When Management took over, they had to create a new hospital department called Patient Advocacy because patients were no longer the focus.

What is the definition of Risk Management? The forecasting and evaluation of financial risks together with the identification of procedures to avoid or minimize their impact.

Who’s running Management? Health maintenance organizations (HMOs). By definition, they provide or arrange managed care for health insurance, self-funded health care benefit plans an individuals, and act as a liaison with health care providers (hospitals, doctors, etc.) on a prepaid basis. HMOs control the purse strings of medicine. They tell you what doctor you can see, what drugs you can get and what surgery you are entitled to.

In articles about hospital management, I never read about keeping patients healthy. Patients are just widgets in the medical conveyer belt. Everything in medicine has become standardized and routinized.

For example, anyone who has a heart attack, no matter how mild, is put on 6 medications. Even if they have no symptoms of high cholesterol, high blood pressure or high blood sugar, most people are automatically put on a standardized set of drugs. They even come in jumbo-sized blister packs to make sure you don’t forget to take your daily dose.

Why? Because doctors know that most people who have a heart attack develop cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. What they don’t know is that the heart medications themselves cause all those conditions – mostly due to the magnesium deficiency created by these drugs.

When I went to medical school we were taught to give drugs for as short a time as possible until the body took over. Now, drugs are being used preventively. This very lucrative practice is encouraged and it leads to drug side effects and even more drugs to treat the side effects.

Seriously – your only defense is to get healthy and stay healthy. I recommend my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. And for something more expedient – click on my blog Dr. Dean’s Supplement Recommendations.

MEDIA: 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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte 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.

Calcified with Calcium & Vitamin D

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A recent Medscape article caught my attention because it’s what I’ve been saying for years: Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements May Be Too Much.

A very intensive randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study concluded that “Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation may cause hypercalciuria and hypercalcemia in some postmenopausal women.” They are so concerned about the use of calcium supplements, at any dose, that they recommend that “Clinicians should measure blood and urine calcium levels at baseline and every 3 months” if they prescribe calcium and Vitamin D.

As I do, the researchers say “I would recommend that women determine how much calcium they typically get through their food sources before taking a hefty calcium supplement. They may not need as much as they think.”

Kidney stones have been reported in previous research in women who take calcium and vitamin D supplements compared with placebo. What else is wrong with too much calcium?

Let me count the ways in several of my blogs and articles.

1. Aging. Did You Know Calcium Causes Aging

2. Cancer. In Tamoxifen: Friend or Foe, August 2012, I blow the whistle on DCIS, calcium and Vitamin D.

In this article, I say: “DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) is said to be a very early form of breast cancer. It’s described as being pre-cancerous, pre-invasive or non-invasive. So it’s not even cancer. It’s usually diagnosed on a screening mammogram and shows up as microcalcifications in breast tissue. However, microcalcifications are very common in the breasts. According to a doctor friend of mine who specializes in ultrasound and thermography diagnosis, the amount of calcification she sees in her clients is escalating year by year. This microcalcification is likely due to the overuse of calcium supplements, calcium fortification and the high doses of Vitamin D being prescribed without the proper balance of magnesium.”

3. Heart Disease. The Calcium Wars: Magnesium Deficiency Causes Heart Disease is an in depth article about brainwashing us to believe we need to take calcium supplement which has left our hearts and our brains calcified!

What about Vitamin D?
Read The Vitamin D Debate and Overdosing Vitamin D.

What are we going to do about all this calcium and Vitamin D? I recommend getting your necessary 600mg of calcium in your diet. Look up the list of calcium rich foods on page 23 of Invisible Minerals Part II – Multiple Minerals under the FAQ section on RnA ReSet. For Vitamin D, I take Blue Ice Royal from Green Pastures because it’s a balanced food-based formula of fermented cod liver oil and butter oil that provided Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Vitamin K2. And of course, I recommend a good magnesium that is fully absorbed and doesn’t cause the laxative effect. – ReMag.

Read The Insanity of Avoiding Magnesium on Natural News and make yourself sane by taking magnesium to counter the calcium in your body. Read Magnesium is Crucial for Bones on Huffington Post.

If you want more information, read my book The Magnesium Miracle on Amazon and once you do, go back and write a review to reinforce the need for magnesium to others. Also this week’s Nutritional Magnesium Association newsletter has a relevant article Magnesium Blocks Calcification of Arteries.

MEDIA: Have you signed up for the Body Black Belt Summit that runs from July 7-July 31. My interview is on July 19.
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 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.

Do You Walk Like A Duck?

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, June 22, 2014

Usually I don’t see another soul on my 30-minute, 6am walk. But today a man passed me and I watched his gait. He walked with his feet pointing outward and I cringed a little.

When we walk, our toes should be pointing forward. When they are pointing in any other direction, that puts a strain on the ankles, knees and hips. It’s a mechanical fact that with every step, each of the joints I mentioned is rubbed the wrong way. Over time this can lead to arthritis, inflammation, pain and even the dreaded hip replacement.

On your annual medical exam, your doctor will not even notice your gait. And if you do have ankle, knee or hip pain, you will usually be given a script for a pain medication. If you go to a chiropractor, they might adjust your joints but few take the time to really analyze your gait and tell you how to walk like a human and not like a duck.

I have no idea why you walk like a duck but here is what’s happening with most people.

Your lower back muscles are tight and allow your hips to become externally rotated. It’s the position that ballet dancers assume to do their plies/squats.

So, what can you do about duck walking? Yes, you guessed it. First, saturate yourself with magnesium to loosen your muscles. I recommend ReMag to use orally and to put in a spray bottle and spray on your lower back.

If you try to make yourself walk with your toes pointing forward, without magnesium, in a day or two your knees, hips, lower back and even your ankles may be painful from the new position. The same thing happens if you are given stretching or strengthening exercises or see a physical therapist for more specific exercises. That’s because you are not treating the underlying muscle tension and spasm with magnesium first.

Even just using magnesium will allow your hips to move better. But the therapeutic exercise that I recommend involves lying on your back with your bent knees over your couch. This passive position relaxes your back and allow your hips to settle into a neutral position. If you want to spend the money you can purchase an Egoscue Tower to do a neutral stretch on your legs and back. It’s hard to describe but you can find videos on YouTube demonstrating the tower in action.

Resting over a couch or in an Egoscue tower for a half hour or an hour a day listening to my radio show archives can get you back in balance within a few weeks. And BTW, you can listen live to my show today – Monday – on Achieve Radio at 4pm PST, 7pm EST.

In general, if you go for massage or physical therapy for any muscle or joint problem, be sure and take magnesium for the problem first. You cannot manipulate your way out of muscle spasm created by magnesium deficiency.

For more tips on Mind/Body/Spirit fitness sign up for the free Body Black Belt Summit. My interview is on Saturday July 19. http://bodyblackbeltsummit.com/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, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte 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.

Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, June 21, 2014

Globally, as of 2013, the International Diabetes Federation, reported an estimated 381 million people with diabetes. Yes, that’s more than the population of the U.S. The incidence of diabetes is increasing rapidly, and by 2030, this number will likely double.

One of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium; it’s in all the medical texts but because we never learned about the importance of minerals in medical school, doctors do not routinely test for magnesium. And if they do, they use the wrong test. The serum magnesium test is highly inaccurate. But, luckily you can order your own Magnesium RBC test without a doctor’s prescription online at Request A Test. It’s only $49.00, but you want to have an optimum magnesium level of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

I’ve written articles and blogs about the need for magnesium in kidney disease. However, the magnesium I now recommend is picometer ReMag. See Kidneys Need Magnesium and Kidney Disease Requires Magnesium. Diabetes damages the kidneys and is the leading cause of kidney disease. However, when the kidneys are impaired, doctors tell their patients not to take magnesium, which is what they actually need to heal their kidneys.

What got my blood boiling this morning was an article in Medscape about a “Novel Compound (that) Shows Promise in Diabetic Nephropathy” by treating inflammation. In my Magnesium Miracle book I talk about inflammation in chronic disease and that since drugs cause inflammation – you can never treat inflammation with drugs.

With all the excitement of finding this new chemical, researchers are downplaying the side effects. There is something called the Hawthorne Effect where the novelty of having research conducted and the increased attention from such could lead to temporary improvement. The preliminary phase of drug testing was on 75 people and only went for 12 weeks. The reality is that diabetes is a chronic disease and treatment with this new drug could go on for decades.

Here is the way researchers tout this new drug. “This is the first compound we’ve had that interferes with the inflammatory process in the kidney. We now have a ‘big gun,’ which is very focused, does not have a lot of side effects, and is both safe and efficacious in a long-lasting and sustained way.” That type of talk keeps the funding going but it’s no consolation to the people who will develop side effects. The average drug has 79 side effects, so why would this one be any different?

Here is what one young kidney patient told me in March. “Before I found you and ReMag, I was spilling 2500 of protein in my urine. 6 months ago, I was down to 495. I got my results in the mail today and it was 100 !!!!!!! YAY!!!”

I also recommend ReMyte, my multi mineral, which can help heal the tissue damage created by diabetes.

For diabetes itself, as my friend Dr. Roby Mitchell says “You’ll never medicate your way out of diseases you behaved yourself into.” Medicine repeatedly says they have given up on treating diabetes with lifestyle so they opt for drugs and surgery. But the fact is, they never knew how to implement diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes because all they know is drugs. From the naturopathic side of my training I’ve created an excellent Online Wellness Program called Completement Now!

Bottom line? Improve your lifestyle with Completement Now! See the special offer below. Take ReMag and ReMyte and read the free eBook on them available under the FAQs. You can also add my ReAline for a gentle detox and RnA Drops to make new cells and apply ReNew to feet that may be affected by peripheral neuropathy. Above all, know that you are in charge of your own healing and now you have the right tools.

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 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.

Why Wait to Lose Weight?

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, June 19, 2014

An article on Medscape titled Hope on Horizon for Newer Obesity Drugs in Europe caught my eye. Apparently, the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) thinks there is a dire lack of obesity drugs in the European Union.

Here’s how they express their dilemma “We cannot solve the obesity problem by surgery, and we know the clinical reality is that lifestyle therapy is failing in 80% to 90% of our patients. We are living in a very difficult environment, so we need drugs.”

Medicine has always ignored lifestyle and depends on drugs and surgery. And, obesity surgery is a bust as well. But, like my friend, Dr. Roby Mitchell says “You’ll never medicate your way out of diseases you behave yourself into.”

Thankfully there are online Summits that educate and inspire people and help them meet their lifestyle goals. For many people, just getting off GMO, refined, synthetic and fast foods is enough to make the pounds drop.

I’ve already participated in 4 different Summits this year and in July I’m a guest on the Body Black Belt Summit and the Sexy Summit where I talk about minerals and hormones and yeast overgrowth and detox. In the Sexy Summit, which you will hear more about soon, I’ll focus on the thyroid.

Did you know that pregnancy puts considerable strain on the thyroid that often goes unrecognized? Hypothyroid symptoms include: weight gain, fatigue, constipation, frequent infections and low body temperature. Even if blood tests show hypothyroidism, doctors will wait until your thyroid is rock bottom before offering you synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Holistic doctors may treat you earlier but they still just use thyroid hormone replacement even though it is better because it’s natural. They also may use iodine therapy but most doctors don’t know that the thyroid needs at least 6 minerals in order to perform properly and make its own hormones. If you use high dose iodine, you can create deficiencies in your other minerals.

Then there is yeast overgrowth. A low body temperature, caused by a low thyroid, creates an excellent breeding ground for yeast. Yeast overgrowth in the intestines can occur after the use of antibiotics, the birth control pill and cortisone drugs. Yeast produces 178 different toxins that are absorbed from the GI tract into the blood and tissues. The body will retain fluid to dilute these toxins in the tissues and it will also store toxins in fat cells to get them out of circulation. Both measures lead to weight gain.

Yeast toxins will also block thyroid hormone receptors and mimic estrogen. I think yeast is one of the main reasons why we have an epidemic of low thyroid and perimenopause in women as young as 40.

Here’s what I recommend to my clients who suffer weight problems. Go to The Yeast Connection to learn about yeast overgrowth. Take ReMyte, the multiple mineral that supports the thyroid, adrenals and sex hormones. Take ReMag for the magnesium that’s necessary to give you energy yet allow you to get a good night’s sleep. It also helps your pancreas make insulin and assists in metabolizing your food. Use ReAline to boost glutathione and try a sample bottle of RnA Drops to help you make perfect cells. Download two free eBooks on ReMyte and ReMag under the FAQ heading at RnA ReSet.

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.
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.

Don’t Make More Antibiotics!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

At a time when “Doctors Urge Quick Action on Bill to Develop New Antibiotics” I get emails every day from people desperate to overcome toxicity from antibiotics like Cipro. Fluoroquinolones, including Cipro, are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages.

A Medscape article reports that “Several major medical societies are telling Congress to act quickly on a bill that would spur the creation of new antibiotics in the face of antibiotic resistance.” That’s right, antibiotics aren’t working so let’s make more of them. Lord Suffering Cats, instead of looking at the many natural options for keeping the body healthy, doctors are still looking for the eternally elusive magic bullet.

I’ve been writing about Cipro antibiotics for a while now, commenting that they deplete magnesium and that intensive magnesium therapy can help treat the side effects. However I got even more information from a Chemist who developed Cipro toxicity.

He said he developed symptoms of very tight muscles and cramping immediately after taking a course of Cipro (six 500mg doses). He was surprised because he had taken Cipro three times before without obvious ill effects. So, he reasoned that the drug has a cumulative effect.

The Chemist said that “It is clear from the chemical structure of fluoroquinolone antibiotics that they chelate ions like magnesium and I suspect that they allow cell (and mitochondrial) membranes to “leak” magnesium (out) and calcium (in), leading to an intracellular magnesium deficiency that, without replenishment, persists until the next assault by the antibiotic. Eventually the deficiency reaches crisis levels.” The fluoride molecule added to the fluoroquinolones to make the drug more fat soluble allows it to enter through the fatty cell membranes and cause more damage.

He continued “Once inside cells the drug could wreak havoc, disrupting the many enzymatic process that require magnesium as a cofactor. These include glutathione (antioxidant) synthesis, signaling pathways that require ATP hydrolysis and basic mitochondrial functions such as oxidative phosphorylation. Even worse, the drugs could leave the cell bound up to magnesium reducing the intracellular magnesium concentration in an irreversible way.” Personally, I don’t think the magnesium deficiency is irreversible. I’ve seen so many people improve dramatically when they take picometer-sized magnesium (ReMag) that is able to be fully absorbed at the cellular level and reverse the cellular deficiency.

Fluoroquinolones target joints and bones, so I have always wondered if the fluoride molecules in these drugs could bind to magnesium as MgF2 causing this brittle substance to deposit around joints and tendons. My Chemist friend suspects that fluoride is tightly bound to the carbon in the drug but then we both lamented the fact that there is so little research on drug side effects that we didn’t know for sure what is really going on. Drug side effects are continually swept under the rug because doctors don’t want to admit that they are harming their patients.

What is the bottom line?
Don’t be so eager to take medications and research alternatives.

Fortunately you don’t have to look far. Here is what have I have found in the 4 decades I’ve been researching health matters. I hear so many amazing testimonials on my radio show from people following the advise below that I can say that anyone and everyone can benefit.

1. Stay healthy – take my Completement Line of products, ReMag, ReMyte, RnA Drops, ReAline.
2. Develop a healthy lifestyle – Join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program.
3. Study alternatives to antibiotics – Purchase my Future Health Now Encyclopedia that covers about 130 health problems and the non-drug treatments.

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 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.

Magnesium for Father’s Day

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pastor Ginney, who elevates RnA ReSet Customer Service to a new level of efficiency and compassion posted a YouTube that I call: Give ReMag Not Roses. When Ginney found out that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and knowing that too much calcium and not enough magnesium are the main causes of heart disease, she took action.

I’ll expand Ginney’s outreach to include all those Dads out there, who will celebrate Father’s day tomorrow. Give them the gift of life – magnesium.

Here is a magnesium miracle story from a blog reader. “I learned my neighbor had been suffering heart problems for years. Like yours truly, he had lost his wife and his stress was also through the roof. I suggested magnesium (and briefly explained the nuances). He took the data and after a few months his doctors were ‘blown away’ by his vast improvement. He was so encouraged, he now goes to an alternative medical clinic and his health is an order of magnitude improved.”

I think most of us realize we are nothing without our health, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading health blogs and I wouldn’t be writing them. And for many, the current drug-treatment approach for chronic health problems is fast losing favor. When I was in medical school I was taught to use drugs for as short a time as possible and then let the body take over.

Yet, I keep finding confirmation that drugs drain magnesium and have side effects that affect the heart. The heart has the highest amount of magnesium in the body and it’s important for the proper function of the heart muscle. If you don’t have enough magnesium in the heart, it goes into spasm causing angina, atrial fibrillation and even heart attack.

The following article confirms that anti-inflammatory drugs can cause Atrial Fibrillation. NSAIDs Linked to Higher Atrial Fibrillation Risk. How many people may be affected? The most recent stats that I could find were on wiki. In 2001, NSAIDs accounted for 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion OTC doses sold annually in the U.S.

Antibiotic Use and Increased Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmia and Death. Zithromax and Levaquin were the drugs mentioned in this study. Levaquin is a fluoride drug, and like Cipro, can lead to tendon rupture. I’ve written about the dangers of fluoride binding magnesium and causing magnesium deficiency symptoms in my Magnesium Miracle book.

Drug Induced Atrial Fibrillation lists 8 classes of suspected drugs. That’s not 8 drugs but 8 classes of drugs. And this 2004 study does not even list antibiotics or NSAIDs. So, it’s really 10 classes of drugs. I repeat, it’s very probable that taking these drugs depletes magnesium and triggers symptoms of heart disease.

When you are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation you are immediately put on several medications but not magnesium. However, if you have read my blogs you know that one of the causes of AFib is magnesium deficiency. Similarly, when have symptoms of a heart attack, you are immediately given at least 6 prescription medications – some are to “prevent” further episodes. Magnesium is not included on the list.

I repeat, give all those Dads out there the gift of life – magnesium.

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 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.

Magnesium Treats Migraines

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, June 12, 2014

I perked up when I saw a recent post on Medscape about a preventive strategy approved for chronic migraines. But instead of unveiling magnesium as the best way to treat and prevent migraines, they announced Onabotulinumtoxin A injections. AKA – Botox!

Yet, every day I receive amazing testimonials like this one from a client of mine who said:

My girlfriend frequently suffers from migraine headaches. About a month ago, she told me she had a migraine for days and that she nearly overdosed on acetaminophen (Tylenol) trying to get rid it. I scolded her for taking dangerous amounts of acetaminophen and offered her your ReMag solution in a tall glass of orange juice. Within about 10-15 minutes, her migraine was completely gone. About six hours later, her headache returned. Again, I gave her a moderate dose of your ReMag solution, and within 10-minutes, her headache was gone! Although she hasn’t taken any ReMag since, she really hasn’t had any major headaches. But I’m still going to get her on a daily regimen of your ReMag. I just now ordered four bottles of it, one for her, one for me, one for the receptionist at my work who has to wear migraine sunglasses indoors, and on to keep on hand.

In my Magnesium Miracle book I introduce my hero in migraine therapy, Dr. Alexander Mauskop, the founder and director of the New York Headache Center. His latest paper is called “Why All Migraine Patients Should Be Treated with Magnesium.”

Dr. Mauskop says: “This article will attempt to convince the reader that all migraine sufferers should receive a therapeutic trial of magnesium supplementation.” He further explains that “A multitude of studies have proven the presence of magnesium deficiency in migraine patients. Double-blind, placebo-controlled trials have produced mixed results, most likely because both magnesium deficient and non-deficient patients were included in these trials.”

It’s obvious that when researchers don’t test for magnesium deficiency before treating a migraine patient to prove if magnesium deficiency is the cause of migraine, makes for a seriously flawed study. The same could be said for any magnesium treatment study.

Dr. Mauskop agrees with me that Serum Magnesium levels are entirely inaccurate. He does say that the Magnesium RBC test is more reliable. I recommend that everyone get their Magnesium RBC levels measured. The test is available to the public without a doctor’s prescription at a very reasonable cost of $49.00. Aim to for an optimum level of 6.0-6.5mg/d:

Unlike other research papers that hem and haw when it comes to conclusions, the good doctor says: “Considering that up to 50 % of patients with migraines could potentially benefit from this extremely safe and very inexpensive treatment, it should be recommended to all migraine patients.”

So rather than pay a few hundred dollars for botox injections, take ReMag a form of magnesium that clients say is equivalent to IV magnesium. Add ReAline to help detoxify from all the medications you’ve taken to deal with chronic pain. ReAline contains methylated B6 and B2, both of which help treat migraines. If your migraines are worsened by hypothyroidism, adrenal exhaustion or hormonal imbalance, ReMyte multiple mineral can help. Hydration is very important when it comes to headaches. Drink half your weight (in pounds) in ounces of water to which you add ¼ tsp of sea salt. Minerals that readily enter cells pull fluid behind them and hydrate the cells.

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 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.

Did You Know Calcium Causes Aging

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A blog reader told me that she threw away her adult diapers after taking ReMag, magnesium for only 3 months. She had needed the diapers for about 6 years and was ecstatic about her liberation from them.

She figured that the calcification of her bladder tissues and bladder sphincter was dissolving with this well-absorbed magnesium. I agree.

Her story made me think of the French magnesium researcher Delbet who I quote in my Magnesium Miracle book. He said, way back in the 1920s that with age, the body’s tissues have three times more calcium than magnesium, and he concluded that magnesium deficiency plays a role in senility.

What do we know about calcification? Many people have heard about the aortic valve becoming calcified, or a calcified abdominal aorta rupturing. I talk about breast tissue calcification being misdiagnosed as DCIS (a precancerous condition). Calcium spurs on the vertebrae or in joints are simply called arthritis.

In my Invisible Minerals Part I (Free under the FAQs at RnA ReSet) you can read the section – Excess Calcium Depletes Magnesium. Under Calcium Dosage, learn why I’m not a big fan of calcium. You can triple that concern if calcium is an underlying cause of aging.

We didn’t learn about either the good or bad effects of minerals in medical school. This let doctors set the standard for calcium being the main treatment for osteoporosis to the detriment of millions. Back in the 1920’s Delbet had already determined that calcium excess and magnesium deficiency plays a role in aging and we just magnified that problem a thousand-fold by jumping on the calcium bandwagon. Now we know that calcium supplements cause heart disease – because they deposit calcium in the arteries. But calcium doesn’t stop here and deposits in most other tissues in the body.

In medical school we were taught to worship the One Thing that causes a condition and the One Drug that treats it. So, the 700-800 enzyme systems that magnesium is responsible for is too overwhelming a concept for doctors to embrace. You know how their eyes glaze over when you get to your third or fourth complaint and they tell you to make another appointment.

Doctors line up each of your symptoms with a drug, even though they may all be caused by too much calcium and not enough magnesium! In my medical training I learned to use drugs only when necessary for only as long as necessary. Using strong medications with dozens of side effects as preventive measures was never an option. Now it’s the norm.

In self-defense we have to find other solutions. The ones I present are highly absorbed minerals, ReMag and ReMyte; a safe detox with ReAline; a way to perfect your cells with RnA Drops and a skin serum called ReNew. You can learn more at RnA ReSet and make your own decision.

MEDIA: Read my article on Natural News: LeBron James has Magnesium Deficiency.
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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium and Natural Calm, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the RnA ReSet Knowledge Base.
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.

Is Anxiety a Magnesium Deficiency?

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, June 7, 2014

In my book, The Magnesium Miracle, Chapter 3 is all about Anxiety and Depression. In the introduction I say: “When the adrenals are no longer protected by sufficient magnesium, the fight or flight hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline become more easily triggered, and when they surge erratically, they cause a rapid pulse, high blood pressure, and heart palpitations. In fact, the more magnesium deficient you are, the more exaggerated is the adrenaline release. There are over a dozen major metabolic processes that are affected by adrenaline. Each of these functions requires magnesium and leads to wasting of this important mineral if the symptoms continue. Magnesium calms the nervous system and relaxes muscle tension, helping reduce anxiety and panic attacks.”

Anyone can suffer from anxiety. This is a Saturday blog – maybe you were out on the town last night and this morning woke up feeling anxious and jittery – that’s magnesium deficiency.

Much to their horror, athletes have a high incidence of anxiety. And athletes prove the magnesium deficiency and anxiety connection. Athletes burn off a lot of magnesium and lose more through excessive sweating. When electrolytes are replaced with salt and sodium and no magnesium, the long-term side effect is magnesium deficiency and anxiety along with a dozen other symptoms.

In Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night LeBron James was forced to miss the final minutes because of cramping and was helped off the court. IN A WORD – MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY.

A grade school teacher in his mid 40’s said he was in the middle of a panic attack when I called him for his first consult. Luckily he had Epsom salts on hand. I told him to immediately pour a bath and put in the whole bag of salts and sit over the edge with his feet and lower legs in the water. Within minutes his panic attack subsided and he received instantaneous confirmation that magnesium would treat his anxiety and he was able to wean off his medications with proper magnesium supplementation.

What can you take for anxiety besides anti-anxiety drugs? Google has become a tool to find endless lists of remedies for endless lists of health problems. But in the case of anxiety, listing the ten top supplements can make you even more anxious because you don’t know what to choose or you think you have to purchase all of them to find relief.

Hands down, bar none and without a doubt, the top supplement for anxiety is Magnesium and in my experience, if it doesn’t work that means you haven’t taken enough. I tell my clients to get a magnesium RBC blood test and determine their own levels. Without a doctor’s prescription you can order the test through Request A Test. Using your zip code they will send you to a nearby blood draw station. It costs only $49.00 and you get your results within 72 hours. The magnesium RBC range is 4.2-6.8mg/dL, but that’s for the sick population, 80% of whom are deficient in magnesium! Knowing that, aim for an optimum of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

You can do Epsom salts or magnesium flakes baths; you can take oral magnesium pills, powders or tablets, but many people need high doses of magnesium to reach therapeutic levels. High doses of magnesium for me and many people gives us the laxative effect before the therapeutic effect. That’s why I created ReMag and recommend it to my clients. It’s 100% absorbed at the cellular level and helps support the adrenals, relaxes the muscles and soothes the nervous system. It’s helps you sleep at night and gives you energy during the day. It’s a life saver.

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

RESOURCES: For a complete list go to my Resources page. 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 in the Knowledge Base.
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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