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Time for a Coffee…Enema!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, December 18, 2011

Most of what I share with you in my blogs comes from personal experience. And there is one therapy I’ve been holding back on. Coffee enemas.

I guess I didn’t want your responses to degenerate into locker room humor. But the effectiveness of coffee enemas as a potent liver and intestinal detoxifier can no longer be denied.

In the past week I read something about estrogens accumulating because of entero-hepatic recirculation. Also, an online autism seminar focused on entero-hepatic recirculation being a problem for continued reabsorption of toxins in these children.

You can read about enterohepatic recycling of bile salts in Wikipedia. However, know that “numerous drugs undergo elimination via the bile in the unchanged or conjugated form. Drugs eliminated in the bile are available for absorption in the GI tract. This re-entry into the body after ‘elimination’ via the bile results in the “recycling” of drug and prolongs the time required for the drug to be irreversibly eliminated from the body.”

That’s part of the reason why drugs can become so toxic. They are reabsorbed along with bile salts back to the liver where they are reprocessed in ways that can make them infinitely more toxic than the original. Yet another reason to look for safe solutions to your health problems!

My paternal grandmother was the head nurse of a fever hospital in Montreal. They used high colonic enemas to treat their patients. Lowering fevers and removing infectious toxins was easily accomplished with this therapy. But it fell out of favor when the “scientific” method of drug therapy gained precedence.

I learned about coffee enemas when reading A Cancer Therapy: results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Dr. Max Gerson and Charlotte Gerson. That book was written in 1958 and is just as powerful now in its promise of a natural cure to cancer. One of the most important modalities in the Gerson Therapy is coffee enemas.

I’m honored to be on the Board of the Gerson Institute and support the ceaseless efforts of Charlotte Gerson, now in her 90th year, and her son Howard Straus. Another friend, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalas prescribes coffee enemas for his treatment of cancer. With his natural therapies, he has one of the best cure rates of pancreatic cancer. At the Gerson Institute and Dr. Gonzalas’s office, patients, staff and practitioners all benefit from this modality.

In this short blog, I won’t have time to go into the details of performing a coffee enema or even all the attributes. For more information read the Biological Basis for Coffee Enemas and Liver Detoxification with Coffee Enemas. This site has sensible enema instructions. And, of course, I would use organic coffee. The one thing I would add is to be sure and take a good probiotic on the days you are doing coffee enemas. My recommendation is Prescript Assist. You can also put the contents of one Prescript Assist capsule in 2 ounces of water and pour that in your enema bag and insert this liquid as a “rectal implant” after your enema.

Also, heed my warning below “Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well doing a therapy, listen to your body and stop doing it! Knowing when to Not do something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health.”

Add coffee enemas to your list of safe, inexpensive and effective solutions that include clay baths, magnesium baths, coconut oil and food-based supplements…all of which I have listed below.

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.
WARNING: 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.

Miracles for the Holidays

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You can create miracles this holiday season with my magnesium books and magnesium supplements. Give magnesium presents to everyone to show that you care.

To remind you of the importance of magnesium, here are some recent testimonials.

1. From a 39 year old woman.

“I just want to say “Thank You” for your awesome book about magnesium. Armed with what I learned in that book, I figured out why I’d been having difficulty sleeping through the night for over a year. I had always slept perfectly my whole life until suddenly I began waking up in the night and having trouble falling back to sleep even though I slept in total darkness, ate healthy and even used herbs to promote restful sleep. I wasn’t until I began taking 800 mg of magnesium glycinate/day that I finally have what I was longing for! I now go to sleep and sleep solidly the entire night. It’s so wonderful not to dread bedtime anymore. I recommend your book to people every chance I get.

2. Another reader says she’s soaking, sipping and saturating with magnesium and loving it.

3. A Mom reports on her child.

“My son has reacted wonderfully to the magnesium. His homework is going much better and school seems easier.”

4. A military wife wrote a review of the Magnesium Miracle on amazon.com quoted the following passage about head injury and recommended that magnesium be used for everyone in the military.

“A magnesium deficit from head injury is slow to reverse. According to neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, magnesium takes thirty minutes to get into the spinal fluid; three hours to reach the cortical area directly under the skull; and a full four to six hours for sufficient amounts of magnesium to reach the deep brain tissues. Experiments with Navy SEALs and marathon runners show that after a month of intensive training, they experience magnesium deficiency and, if no supplements are taken, the deficiency is still present three to six months later.”

5. From a Nurse of 28 years who says she’s finally awakened from the great deception occurring in medicine.

“Dr.Carolyn, just wanted to thank you for your book the Magnesium Miracle. I had a limp and joint pain, found out the fluorides were leaching out my magnesium and when I began drinking reverse osmosis water and taking a liquid calcium and magnesium and Vit D supplement in the proper ratios the limp went away the first day and the bone pain in my left hip disappeared in 6 months and the joint pain and swelling disappeared.”

I’m serious. Give the Magnesium Miracle and magnesium products to your loved ones for the holidays. There is no more lasting gift than good health.

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.
WARNING: 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.

Coffee Cancels Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, December 11, 2011

In August 2010, I wrote an article for the Huffington Post called Coffee Addiction: How to Naturally Kick the Habit.

Recently another Huff Post article came out with the opposite view, 7 Health Benefits Of Coffee. It’s a review of the “so-called” scientific research that says coffee can lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, diabetes, depression…and make you a millionaire…

OK, that last benefit is not true…but, let’s look at what the studies really say. One study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that drinking 8 cups of coffee a day can raise your HDL cholesterol allowing every coffee lover to feel vindicated. Even thought HDL was raised by a measly 7%. You can probably shift your HDL that much by holding your breath when having your blood taken. I’m kidding, but you get the point.

Some of these studies look at a few dozen people who are told to drink a certain amount of coffee and one or two types of blood tests are measured. In the above case they measure cholesterol and inflammatory markers.

But they are not looking at the underlying negative effects of too much coffee, such as magnesium deficiency caused by the diuretic effect of coffee. As your body loses magnesium, then your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar are going to rise. Any short term gains created by coffee are soon lost…but that’s after the study is closed and the erroneous findings are blasted through the media by the coffee industry.

When clients wrote and wanted to know how much coffee they could safely drink. Here’s what I told them.

It’s all about moderation. I’d say that 200 mg a day of caffeine is “safe.” Here is a website with a rough gauge of caffeine content.

And remember this—heavy daily caffeine use—more than 500 to 600 mg a day—may cause: Insomnia, Nervousness, Restlessness, Irritability, Stomach upset, Fast heartbeat and Muscle tremors.

Muscle tremors are a sure fire indication that magnesium is being depleted from the body…which then leads to many other magnesium deficiency side effects.
So, these short-term studies just measuring one or two outcomes miss the whole picture.

So, be sensible in your caffeine intake and don’t use it to boost your flagging energy. Engage in Lying Down Therapy instead!

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.
WARNING: 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.

Healthy Holiday Presents!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, December 8, 2011

A recent journal review reminded me how common back pain is in the general population. Researchers declared that most adults suffer low back pain at some point during their lives. The cost to U.S. taxpayers runs into the tens of billions and creates 2.63 million annual emergency room visits. A third of patients receive some sort of X-ray, CT scan or MRI. And two thirds of patients are given strong pain medication. No mention was made of magnesium, chiropractic manipulation, massage, or physical therapy.

With so many people suffering back pain, it’s good to have a plan in mind to prevent and treat this common condition. I start with magnesium—oral, transdermal and in baths. Then I move to physical therapy and specific exercises from Jesse Cannone.

I wrote about back pain in June, 2010, The Back Feels What the Back Feels. My recommendation then and now is for you to review Jesse’s Lose the Back Pain System. Why not make it a holiday present for yourself or your friends and family.

Jesse suffered excruciating pain and was on the brink of knee surgery before he realized what he could do for himself. As a fitness trainer he decided to take matters into his own hands and designed a program for himself that, over the years, he’s turned into an excellent back pain treatment for the public.

For more information you can also pick up Jesse recently updated book. It’s free. 7-Day Back Pain Cure You just pay shipping.

Other holiday presents can be found in my list of recommendations, below. In these trying times, health becomes your most valuable resource. Set the standard in your world by giving healthy presents! Give my Completement Now! online wellness course, magnesium, my books, some coconut oil and Grown by Nature supplements and you’ll be healing two birds with one salve!

NOTE: Did you Mac users know that the little magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner of your screen can do an instant search for any file without having to go to your finder? That one tiny scrap of information recently changed my world!

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.
WARNING: 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.

Wellness Is At Hand

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In my last blog, First Do No Harm, I said I’d write about cancer prevention and treatment. When I was in private practice in the 1980’s cancer was rare. At least it was rare in my practice. Now, it seems epidemic. Why is that?

If cancer were just from excess synthetic estrogen or chemicals or lack of nutrients, why doesn’t every person exposed get cancer? I personally think it’s because there is also a stressful trigger to cancer. I’ve learned a lot about this from Total Biology and German New Medicine.

They say that if the mind is stressed to the breaking point it will place the problem in the body as a solution to the stress. You can read more at the German New Medicine website. A book on the topic that I found useful is Patrick Obissier’s Biogenealogy: Decoding the Psychic Roots of Illness: Freedom from the Ancestral Origins of Disease.

This medicine is practiced to a limited extent in German and France but there are even fewer practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. It flies in the face of Western Medicine which places so little emphasis on the psychological cause and impact of disease. If someone has stress, they are sent to a psychiatrist and put on medication to suppress the stress. In GNM, the trigger for the stress is uncovered and in that recognition, often healing begins.

GNM seems to demand that people stay away from Western Medicine, however I feel that people can learn about the stressful cause of their illness and also opt for surgical debulking of their tumor and employ alternative medicine options like the Gerson Therapy for mopping up any remaining toxins or aberrant cells.

In fact, it’s Gerson Therapy that most of my readers wrote me about after my last blog. It’s high on the list of effective cancer treatments.

A resource that my friend, Dr. Russell Blaylock recommends is Suzanne Sommer’s book, Knockout. In it you can learn about the many cancer treatment options that are available. Once you start looking you’ll be amazed and also appalled that allopathic medicine keeps ignoring and attacking these treatments.

My recommendations for cancer prevention are to follow a healthy lifestyle, (such as I describe in my wellness program, Completement Now!, follow a regular detoxing practice (as per my recommendations below), and stay positive (I do that by following the advice of iON).

I also avoid TV that incessantly shows commercials about drugs and “advertises” cancer. I’m amazed how many homes switch on the TV as soon as they wake up and allow themselves to be bombarded with propaganda. Instead, I watch a free online network called 1 Channel where I can choose commercial-free TV shows and movies that I like.

And never forget, Wellness Is At Hand. For support you can look into Healing Rooms and The Universal Healing Group. Or start your own!

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.
WARNING: 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.

First Do No Harm

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, December 2, 2011

I’m not an oncologist; maybe they don’t have to repeat the Hippocratic Oath when they graduate because the ones I’ve been hearing about sure aren’t following the precept “First Do No Harm.”

Several health professionals are “taking care” of a friend of mine who they diagnosed with cancer. Taking care is in quotes because I get the distinct impression that they are trying to hasten her demise. My friend lives alone and is very concerned that the chemo and radiation they are recommending would be too debilitating for her to take care of herself. When she expressed her reservations the doctors and staff tried to force her decision.

The surgeon performed a total hysterectomy which removed the tumor and there were no cancer cells in the lymph nodes. But she still strongly recommended chemo and radiation in case a few cells got away and began to spread the cancer.

The surgeon’s nurse phoned my friend and said, if you don’t have chemo and radiation as a preventative measure, you will be in bed in the next 6 months writhing in agony from spreading cancer wishing you had done the chemo and radiation, and it will be too late for you.

My friend said that the radiology oncologist was so negative that he actually made the surgeon look like a ray of sunshine. He said she had hardly any chance of survival. He said that hard-core radiation… both wide-beam pelvic and vaginal radiation, as well as chemotherapy would be her treatment. Even with that and all of the treatments’ horrific side effects, she would have a bit more chance of survival but not much.

She was told to get her affairs in order because the cancer will recurr soon. My friend refused the chemo and radiation again. Then he suggested that she do a full body CT scan to see if the chemo and radiation was worth doing at all. He said the cancer may have already spread to other parts of my body like the lungs, in which case there is no hope, so the treatment would be a waste of time. He also said that if the cancer recurs, there is nothing much they can do. They can try chemo and radiation at that point, but he said the results would not be great.

My friend said that her experience just proves that with all the billions poured into cancer research, they still know nothing!

My first thought was to get her away from these so-called health professionals who were likely creating another cancer due to the tremendous fear they were generating in her. I believe that as much as positive affirmations can help heal serious illness, multiple negative affirmations can cause disease. I believe that an unsolvable problem can worry the mind to the point that it tries to find a solution in the physical body through illness.

Over the next few blogs, I’ll give you my thoughts on the cause, the prevention and the treatment of cancer. In the meantime, follow my general recommendations below, I’m convinced they and a positive attitude will keep me cancer-free.

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.
WARNING: 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.

End Your Sugar Cravings!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, November 25, 2011

Here’s A Wellness Tip from the Future to Naturally End Your Sugar Cravings. In Just 7 Days!

Yes, I know. It’s pretty cheeky of me to send this the day after Thanksgiving!

I’ve written about the downside of refined sugar in Death by Modern Medicine. Now, my friend Nancy Desjardins, founder and creator of HealthLady.com is offering a 7-day program to help you eliminate sugar from your diet.

Since I consider sugar addiction one of the major triggers of ill-health and yeast overgrowth, I highly recommend this program if you’re having trouble getting the upper hand on sugar.

Can you guess how much sugar and white flour North Americans consume every year?

Are you thinking maybe 25, 50? 100 lbs a year? Even MORE?

Yes, you guessed it, the answer is more than triple that… 360 lbs each and every year!

An average of 160 lbs of white sugar and 200 lbs of white flour. That’s a whole lot of refined foods deprived of their natural vitamins, minerals and enzymes during processing. The sad part is our bodies so desperately need everything that ends up in the factory sludge bin. Is it really any wonder why we are so plagued with obesity, cancer, and diabetes?

Nancy Desjardins, a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (R.N.C.P.), has spent years studying how to incorporate a holistic lifestyle and eliminate unnecessary illnesses aggravated by the foods we eat.

As a result, Nancy has created a simple program that will put an end to your unhealthy sugar and food cravings in only 7 DAYS!

Naturally End Your Sugar Cravings In Just 7 Days! Sign up today for a healthier tomorrow.

Here’s what you can achieve from this program:
Permanently End Your “Addiction” to Sugar
Lose 4 to 7 Pounds in Just 7 Days… and Keep It Off
Get Rid of Cellulite, Wrinkles & Improve the Look of Your Skin!
Dramatically Improve Your Energy, Stamina & Mental Alertness
End Hot Flashes, PMS, Bloating & Cramping
… And Much, Much More!

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.

Don’t Listen To The Media

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, November 18, 2011

I got very annoyed recently when I heard another example of the unnecessary stress that the media puts on people.

One of my clients who has me on retainer so that I’m available to answer questions wrote that – “In a recent New York Times, an article on acid/alkaline balance said not to eat onions or chocolate.”

Here’s what I told her. “That’s crap!!! You have to stop reading this stuff. Newspapers just look for CONTENT to fill up space and certainly not to help anyone. It’s just a load of half-truths that you don’t need to toxify your mind with. STOP READING HEALTH INFORMATION, most of it is disinformation!”

Maybe I overdid it a bit, but I was infuriated.

My client said that this article also warned not to use canned or bottled drinks because this type of packaging requires so much alteration of the contents.

I told my client not to get caught up in dire warnings of any kind. I suggested she start working on “allowing” her body to take care of her and not sending it into a panic with worries about everything she read or saw in the media. I told her that loving what you eat, drink, breathe and relate to, adjusts and neutralizes any negative aspects that anyone can think up!

She also said she has trouble figuring out how much to worry about things, when to “allow” and if she’s being a hypochondriac.

I said insight and knowing gives your body a sense of relief. Hypochondria keeps your body trapped in tension. So when you read something or think of taking a supplement or eating a certain food, have a conversation with yourself; ask its advice. Then listen for the answer that comes.

I’d say the same about listening to most doctors…more on that later.

In the meantime, keep it simple and keep healthy by taking Magnesium, Prescript Assist probiotics, coconut oil, food-based supplements-not synthetic ones and clay and magnesium baths.

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.

Just Take Your Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I’m getting reports that occasionally doctors are recommending magnesium…but the wrong kind. Here’s one letter from a reader.

“I have polycystic kidney disease. I have been instructed by my kidney specialist to take 4 magnesium oxide pills per day. However, no matter how many I take, my magnesium levels remain low and I have some of the symptoms written in an article you wrote that was given to me at the health food store.”

I’m sure most of my longtime readers can spot the discrepancy in this story. That’s right, magnesium oxide has the honor of being The Least Absorbed Magnesium. It’s 4% absorbed and the other 96% goes through the intestines causing a laxative effect. That may be OK for the 60% of the population that’s constipated. But if you’re trying to absorb magnesium into your cells to treat symptoms of palpitations, muscle cramps, high blood pressure, migraines and diabetes, you can do much, much better.

Here are my answers to this query:

1. Go to my Resources page to find out about the many different forms of magnesium. Taking pills, powders, liquids, creams and baths will saturate you with enough magnesium to take care of all your magnesium deficiency symptoms.

2. Magnesium is one of the safest nutrients. Read Magnesium Goes with Everything to remind yourself of the very few contraindications to taking magnesium.

3. I’ve written about the inaccuracy of blood testing for magnesium in many of my magnesium books and articles. Since blood magnesium levels are not a precise representation of the amount of magnesium in the body tissues and cells doctor’s really don’t know when and how to prescribe this mineral we are left to our own devices. To make it easier for you to know when you are magnesium deficient, here is my blog on Gauging Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms.

What’s your alternative?

Here’s a commenary in the latest Cardiology Today journal about surgical intervention for atrial fibrillation (AF)…a form of heart arrythmia.

“AF is really important because large studies predict that up to one-quarter of us are going to develop AF at some point in our lives. The question is: What are you going to do about it?”

Well, what I’m going to do about it is tell as many people as possible to take magnesium to prevent and treat heart arrythmias…cause your doctor is not likely to!

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.

Managing Menopause

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some women who’ve read my book, Hormone Balance were put off because it wasn’t all about bio-identical hormone replacement. So many of us fall into the allopathic medicine trap that hormone replacement is all we need for menopause. Now, I’m not against bio-identical hormones but I make sure women understand that there is more to menopause than just taking a pill.

Consider these points:

1. When you stop having your monthly, you also stop releasing toxins. That’s why I wrote this blog: Detoxing Menopause.

2. I wrote about safe supplements for menopause in: Make My Menopause Stop!

3. What about bone health with symptoms of loss of height, poor posture and back pain in menopause? Basically, bones require the resistance of weight and gravity and a good dose of magnesium to stay strong and healthy. What to do?

a. Walking will give your leg, hip and back bones a workout. Walking and carrying a couple of 3-5 pound weights will put the required stress on bones to keep them actively growing and remodeling.

b. Taking oral magnesium and magnesium baths are far better bone formers than calcium.

Read: Why I Hate Calcium.

c. Take Vitamin D for your bones and to balance your intake of magnesium.

Read: Magnesium Deficiency Reduces Effectiveness of Vitamin D in the Prevention of Disease.

Watch this Webinar: Vitamin D, Magnesium and Our Bones.

4. I’ve recently learned that symptoms of bladder incontinence can be treated by going on a gluten free diet. That can be a huge breakthrough for people with this very difficult symptom!

Menopause Media:

Check out the following DVD from my friend Kathi Casey: Acu-Yoga for Menopause DVD.

Listen to: Magnesium Deficiency & Menopause interview on Magnificent Menopause. Part One: Part Two:

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.

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