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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.

Each Pregnancy Weakens The Thyroid

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The America Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has come out with their first statement advising that pregnant and breast-feeding women take iodine supplements.

They are admitting something we have know for a long time in natural medicine. They say “Many women of reproductive age in the United States are marginally iodine deficient, perhaps because the salt in processed foods is not iodized.” The report warns that “Iodine deficiency, per se, can interfere with normal brain development in their offspring; in addition, it increases vulnerability to the effects of certain environmental pollutants, such as nitrate, thiocyanate, and perchlorate. Although pregnant and lactating women should take a supplement containing adequate iodide, only about 15% do so.”

They said that iodized table salt helped prevent iodine deficiency before the main source of salt in the US diet became processed foods, which are not prepared with iodized salt. The prevalence of iodine deficiency has risen along with consumption of processed foods, and about one third of pregnant women in the United States are now iodine-deficient. However, they don’t mention that the replacement of iodine with bromine to bread production was also a major cause of iodine being lost from the diet.

The AAP recommends 150 micrograms of supplemental iodide so that combined with dietary intake, should bring iodine consumption to the recommended 220 micrograms for pregnant women or 290 micrograms for breast-feeding women.

When I was in private practice, thyroid deficiency was something I routinely tested for in my pregnant patients. But the only accepted treatment was with thyroid hormone. Being a naturopath as well as a medical doctor, I prescribed Armour Thyroid instead of synthetic thyroid. Doctors who prescribe synthetic thyroid wait until the thyroid is on its last legs before treating because they know hormone replacement could shut down any normal production of thyroid hormone. However, with Armour thyroid we could prescribe it in very low doses to support the thyroid, not replace it.

Since then I’ve realized that the thyroid is activated and produces hormones under the direction of a group of minerals. One of those minerals is iodine, but another 6 minerals are also required. Just focusing on iodine or giving high dose iodine without the other minerals can cause an imbalance in these minerals and trigger a cascade of side effects throughout the body. For example, taking iodine without selenium causes selenium deficiency just as taking selenium without iodine causes iodine deficiency. As more research is done we may find out that all the thyroid minerals behave this way.

To support the proper function of the thyroid and keep all the minerals in balance I’ve created a Picometer Mineral™ Formula called ReMyte. It provides a 150ug daily dose of iodine along with 11 other minerals. The minerals are low potency but fully absorbed at the cellular level. I also recommend ReMag and sea salt to complete the mineral package that the body requires. I use ¼ tsp of sea salt in every pint of drinking water. Water intake guidelines are ½ your body weight (in pounds) in ounces of water.

The most important aspect of mineral balance is that minerals need to be inside cells to do their work as cofactors in all metabolic processes. Once inside the cells, minerals pull water in with them causing proper cellular hydration. If water doesn’t get into cells, you can have edema in various parts of the body but still be dehydrated. Diuretics are usually given for fluid retention and edema but only cause more magnesium and mineral loss due to increased urination.

The thyroid is depleted with each pregnancy. A weakened thyroid causes a lower body temperature and slower metabolism that favors the overgrowth of yeast in the body. Yeast toxins further disrupt hormones by blocking hormone receptor sites in the thyroid, adrenals and sex hormone tissues. There is no allopathic treatment for strained adrenals. It is only when they crash that steroid hormones are given. Sex hormones are treated with hormone replacement therapy but synthetic hormones are a cause of cancer.

My best advice is to support your thyroid with ReMyte and ReMag; support your adrenals with ReMag, sea salt and rest; and support your sex hormones with all of the above. You can freely download my ReMyte and ReMag Books from the FAQ section of RnA ReSet to learn more and find out in a few hours what took me forty years to understand and remedy.

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.
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.

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 RBC Blood Test

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, May 31, 2014
in the first and second edition of The Magnesium Miracle I promoted the Ionized Magnesium Blood Test as the most accurate recording of the magnesium levels in your cells. It was a research tool back in the 1990s and it still is. The company that makes the sensitive magnesium electrodes for measure ionized magnesium won’t even release the names of the ~150 labs out of 5,000 blood testing labs in the U.S. that preforms this test.So, I bit the bullet about a year ago and have been promoting the Magnesium RBC test in my 2014 updated Magnesium Miracle book as the second best test to determine levels. However, it’s been an uphill battle for many reasons.Magnesium RBC tests for the magnesium levels in a population that is 80% deficient in magnesium. Thus the results they get are not “normal” and not “optimal.” In The 2014 updated Magnesium Miracle I point this out in detail. I say the range in the labs is 4.2-6.8mg/dL but you want to be at least 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

Now, I’m finding out from my clients the bad news that the new range of Magnesium RBC has dropped to 3.9-5.8mg/dL. One client was told that her level of 3.8mg/dL was quite acceptable because it was so close to the range! Here is this woman, with heart palpitations, twitching, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure – all symptoms of magnesium deficiency – being told her magnesium is just fine!

Lord Suffering Cats! Sometimes I don’t feel like we are making any progress at all in trying to educate the public about this epidemic of magnesium deficiency? But at least the folks reading my blogs are using magnesium and saving their lives!!

But there a few positive things to report in this drama. The first is that you can order your own Magnesium RBC blood test without a doctor’s prescription (except in New York!). The company is Request A Test, the price is $49.00. With your zip code they line you up with a local blood draw lab and you get your results back within 72 hours.

another positive is when a testimonial like the following comes along which makes me hopeful again. It’s from a doctor whose life has been changed forever with magnesium.

“I am 63, white male. I run 2-4 miles a day and I sweat a lot. I am 90% gluten free and i eat a high protein diet. I used to take 5000 + mg of Vit D a day during the winter. I have a relatively high stress job in a medical practice.

Up until a week ago I was having night heart palpitations that would either start when I lay down, or wake me up in the middle of the night, and they would last from 30 – 60 minutes.

They were driving me nuts. The first time a year ago when it happened I drove myself to the ER, they told me it was just Premature Atrial Contractions (PAC’s) were and sent me to a cardiologist, and you know the rest.

I didn’t do all the Holter Monitor or all the other testing because they were so infrequent. Then they got more frequent and happened every night the last two weeks (a week ago).

I had had enough, I read everything on the internet on heart palpitations, and I found your website. Thank goodness I found your website. I got your book, and the information on Vit D and sweating and high protein, and the loss of magnesium opened my eyes. I quit the Vit D, and ate every nut, seed, spinach leaf I could find, and just took 200mg of magnesium twice a day and 48 hours later I have not had a palpitation, going on 6-7 nights.

PLUS, I had always felt anxious, never felt calm, and that would drive me nuts. I would do deep breathing all the time trying to relax. But on the magnesium, I feel calm now. It feels great.

I went yesterday and got a Magnesium RBC blood test, I am curious to see if I can get to 6.0.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR BOOK AND KNOWLEDGE. YOU SAVED ME FROM GOING NUTS AND PROBABLY WORSE.”

I recommended that this doctor take ReMag and also ReMyte because when you sweat out magnesium, you are also going to lose other minerals like potassium, zinc, iodine and selenium Potassium is important for the adrenal glands, zinc for the prostate and wound healing and iodine and selenium for the thyroid. You can download free copies of the ReMag and ReMyte books under the FAQ section of the RnA ReSet website. While there investigate RnA Drops and ReAline as well.

Aloha

Carolyn

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.

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.

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.

FDA Lists 130 Mercury-Containing Drugs

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, May 29, 2014

You can see all 130 mercury-containing drugs on the FDA website under Mercury in Drug and Biologic Products.

When I was a kid I remember my mother (a nurse) painting me with the mercury antiseptic mercurochrome for all my tomboy cuts and scrapes. I used contact lens solution laced with the mercury preservative thimerisol for decades. I was punctured with vaccines that also contained thimerisol and I lived beside a coal-burning plant that burned the mercury in coal into the air as mercury vapor. All the women in the neighborhood knew not to hang their laundry out on days when the smoke blew our way. The coal left black soot stains but it was the mercury that left holes in the sheets. The fish I grew up on in Nova Scotia is now laden with mercury and mercury dental fillings were the norm. And who hasn’t played with the slippery, silver mercury globules from an accidental broken thermometer, which is now treated as a medical emergency toxic spill.

We know mercury is a deadly toxin, second only to plutonium, so why is it so prevalent in our environment and what are we going to do about it?

I like Dr. Mercola’s Revised Protocol for Detoxifying Your Body from Mercury Exposure. I agree with his statement that “Your body is designed to detoxify mercury and other heavy metals. An impaired metabolism can lead to mercury toxicity.”

How do you repair your metabolism? I’ll summarize Dr. Mercola’s article and give you my recommendations along with the disclosure that some of these products are mine, which means I can attest to their quality and efficacy.

Mercury is detoxified with glutathione, sulfur and enzymes that require minerals.

I personally use ReAline, which contains two sulfur amino acids, one of which is dl-methionine, the immediate precursor to glutathione, which helps neutralize and eliminate chemical toxins and heavy metals.

ReMag and ReMyte provide the picometer-sized minerals that are necessary cofactors for all the enzyme systems in the body. In fact, the body requires magnesium to manufacture glutathione S-transferase.

The best probiotic to heal an inflamed gut and to bind mercury is Prescript Assist. Dr. Mercola’s article does not mention that mercury reaching the gut acts like an antibiotic killing off intestinal bacterial flora leaving yeast room to roam. Prescript Assist helps keep yeast in check.

Whey, in protein powders provides cysteine, another precursor to glutathione. I put Whey Too Good from Premier Natural Health in my morning breakfast smoothie.

Vitamin C Complex and Vitamin B Complex from Grown by Nature (use code gbn123 at checkout), are food-based, organic compounds. For an extra Vitamin C burst, I make my own liposomal Vitamin C. See my blog Dr. Dean’s Supplement Recommendations for the recipe.

Dr. Mercola has a long list of product recommendations but people often tell me they get overwhelmed when presented with so much information. They think they have to take everything so they get paralyzed and don’t so anything. Knowing this, I try to give a very short list of suggestions that is not overwhelming and done consistently will be highly beneficial.

Remember, as I always say below, this is not a medical prescription, it’s up to you to research any and all health information before trying any new protocol.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

Aloha
Carolyn

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.
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.
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 Deficiency Can Cause Cipro Damage

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, May 26, 2014

I receive emails every day from people who are suffering the side effects of the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin. Here’s one story:

“My wife, age 55 was put on Cipro for a UTI. We are both Physical Therapists. I warned her about my experiences with patients taking Quinolones and having tendon rupture but she is put her trust in her doctor who prescribed the meds and is taking them. She is allergic to sulfa and one other antibiotic that was taken didn’t change the infection much …thus the Cipro. I read your article on magnesium and wanted to know if she should start that now since she just began her first dose of Cipro today. Will the magnesium interfere with the effectiveness of Cipro against the bacteria?

Another person emailed the following and asked some great questions that I answer below.

“I had to take 2x500mg Ciprofloxacin for 10 days, a huge dose, only to treat a middle ear infection. Now 10 days after the last pill I have strong pain in all of my tendons now and can hardly move, further I got periods of depression. Now that I learned about the horrible side effects I would like to ask you some questions please:

-Can you tell me what causes the side effects?
Cipro is a fluoroquinolone. The fluoro- stands for the fluoride molecules attached to quinolone to make the drug stronger. Fluoride drugs cross the blood brain barrier and irritate the nervous system. That alone is enough reason not to take them but a further insult is that fluoride molecules bind with magnesium making you magnesium deficient. The resulting compound, MgF, called selliate, a brittle compound that deposits in bones and tendons. The double whammy of fluoroquinolones is your muscles are tense and in spasm because of magnesium deficiency and selliate causes them to be brittle and tendons can snap. It’s obvious to me that magnesium deficiency may be an underlying cause of Cipro toxicity.

-What can you do treat those side effects?
I personally would saturate myself with magnesium and I recommend magnesium to my clients. I also recommend getting a baseline Magnesium RBC blood test to determine magnesium levels. Be aware, however, that the range for this test is 4.2-6.8mg/dL in the present population that is 80% magnesium deficient. The optimum range that I would want for my body is 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

-What role does Magnesium play in all of this?”
Magnesium deficiency is the cause and magnesium is the treatment. The type of magnesium should be well absorbed and not cause a laxative effect because you want to take enough to get a therapeutic amount. The magnesium that I use and recommend to my clients is ReMag.

To answer the first question from the Physical Therapist. I would personally start taking magnesium while I was taking a drug that contains fluoride. Just take the drug and the magnesium 3-4 hours apart.

After finishing the antibiotic, I would also detox with a safe glutathione precursor such as the dl’methionine found in ReAline.

To learn what drugs have fluoride molecules, because many of them have, go to Wikipedia and type in the name of the drug. The chemical formula for the drug will appear and the F symbol that appears stands for fluoride.

Aloha
Carolyn

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.
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 from 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.

Antacids Magnify Magnesium Deficiency

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, May 22, 2014

My last blog was about safe natural alternatives for the top ten drugs. In this blog I’ll focus on one specific top selling drug, the antacid, Nexium. The topic of today’s Nutritional Magnesium Association blog is my article –  “Health Warning: Antacids Create and/or Magnify Magnesium Deficiency.”

In this article, I write that Americans spend more than $7 billion per year on heartburn drugs known as acid blockers or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and over $4 billion per year on over-the-counter (OTC) antacids. But I greatly underestimated the monetary drain of these drugs. According to the 2013-2014 IMS National Prescription Audit, one drug alone, Nexium, was the second most lucrative drug netting $6,271,376,299, ($6.3 B), and 19,327,244 or 19.3 million Nexium prescriptions were filled. Nexium will soon become an OTC drug, which makes people even more complacent about the following side effects.

•    Nexium causes low magnesium levels in as little as 3 months. If you have low magnesium levels when you begin, PPIs makes your deficiency much worse.
•    Extended use of Nexium may increase stomach lining inflammation, which can cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or weight loss
•    Nexium side effects such as seizures, dizziness, abnormal or fast heartbeat, jitteriness, jerking movements or shaking (tremors), muscle weakness, spasms of the hands and feet, cramps or muscle aches, headache, or spasm of the voice box are symptoms of magnesium deficiency
•    Symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth and drowsiness have been reported.
•    Nexium increases your risk of an intestinal infection (Clostridium difficile).
•    Bone fractures. Taking Nexium for a year or longer increases the risk of fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. Bone fractures are related to magnesium deficiency.

The irony of Nexium causing magnesium deficiency is that heartburn is often caused by a lack of magnesium. Countless people who take a well-absorbed form of magnesium like ReMag find that it relaxes their esophageal sphincter and stops stomach spasms that can be the cause of heartburn. Download free copies of my Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the FAQ section of RnA ReSet.

Besides ReMag, I tell people to look into a yeast free diet and probiotics. My recommendation is Prescript Assist. For symptomatic relief in the meantime, I recommend DGL licorice, chew 1-2 wafer tablets before meals.

You can go to the Yeast Connection website to learn more about yeast fermenting in your stomach and causing gas and bloating that can turn into heartburn.

Also be sure and type the name of your PPI drug into Wikipedia to see if it’s a fluoride drug. Look at the chemical formula on the right of the wiki page, if it has an F attached, that’s fluoride molecule and it’s a poison. Fluoride will bind with magnesium and turn it into a brittle compound that can cause muscle and joint pain and even more magnesium deficiency. Even more reason to follow my suggestions above.

Aloha

Carolyn

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.)
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.
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.

Safe Drug Alternatives

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

On my Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show, Monday May 19, 2014, I ranted about the “Top 100 Selling Drugs of 2013,” We are spending trillions of dollars on drugs that may not be necessary and can be very harmful. Drugs are a huge part of our economy and are going to stay with us for the foreseeable future. But you do have a choice. In today’s blog I’ll cover the 10 best-selling drugs and offer you safe alternatives.

#1 Synthroid is a synthetic thyroid hormone replacement drug. More people take Synthroid than any other drug but it doesn’t treat the underlying thyroid imbalance that is primarily due to mineral deficiencies. I recommend ReMyte, which has 12 minerals including the 6 required by the thyroid.

Iodine is part of the thyroid hormone molecule. Knowing this prompted natural medicine practitioners to treat low thyroid with high doses of iodine as if it’s the only mineral the thyroid needs. Over the long term, high doses of iodine can throw other minerals, like selenium and magnesium, out of balance.

T4 has 4 iodine molecules, T3 has 3. Selenium is required to break down T4 to the active form T3. If you take high doses of selenium without iodine you can cause iodine deficiency symptoms. Other minerals that are required for proper thyroid function include manganese, molybdenum, zinc and copper.

#2 Crestor is a statin drug prescribed to lower cholesterol. However, magnesium deficiency and not cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. Crestor is a drug that contains fluoride, which binds with magnesium making a brittle compound of MgF that deposits in bones and cartilage and muscle causing the severe muscle pain common with statin drugs. I remind people that the average cholesterol when I was in medical school was 245 and the fanaticism to get your cholesterol down below 200 deprives your brain and your genitals of necessary fats and hormones! For heart disease I recommend ReMag and RnA Drops.

#3 Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor that kills your stomach acid making it impossible to digest food or break down dietary minerals properly before absorption. Heartburn is a product of gastric acid deficiency, yeast overgrowth and magnesium deficiency. I recommend KAL SuperEnzymes, a Candida diet, DGL licorice as a natural antacid and ReMag.

#4 Ventolin is a bronchodilator prescribed for asthma. Bronchial tubes are constricted because of magnesium deficiency and the treatment is ReMag. Magnesium relaxes tight muscles in the bronchial tract and eliminates the problem in most cases.

#5 Advair Diskus is another asthma drug but it should be contraindicated for asthma because it contains 3 Fluoride molecules! The safe treatment is with ReMag.

#6 Cymbalta is a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. These drugs stop the breakdown of serotonin and norepinephrine, which can build up to inappropriate levels and cause side effects. Considering that antidepressants only work about 30% of the time, it makes more sense to balance your body with ReMag, ReMyte, detox with ReAline and take RnA Drops to help get the labyrinth of the mind out of the way.

#7 Diovan is an antihypertensive drug that dilates blood vessels by blocking a body chemical called angiotensin. But we know that magnesium (ReMag) relaxes the smooth muscles lining blood vessels and naturally dilates them causing blood pressure to normalize without any side effects. Diovan can cause a rapid heart rate and seizures, which implies that it is draining magnesium from the body.

#8 Vyvanse is an ADHD drug – a psychostimulant precursor to amphetamine used for children from ages 6-12 and also in adults. My advice for ADHD is to balance the body’s minerals with ReMag, ReMyte and detox with ReAline.

#9 Lantus Solostar is long-acting insulin prescribed for the treatment of diabetes. Few people know that one of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium levels. Many people report improvement in their blood sugars on ReMag, ReMyte, ReAline and RnA Drops.

#10 Lyrica is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain. It is used to treat epilepsy, post-herpetic neuralgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia. The most serious side effects of Lyrica are muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, which are magnesium deficiency symptoms. Instead, my recommendation is to saturate your body with magnesium. Get the Magnesium RBC blood test at Request A Test  for $49.00 and make sure your levels are optimum at 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

You can download my books on ReMag and ReMyte for from the top of the FAQ section of RnA ReSet.

In my next blog I’ll list the top ten money-making drugs beginning with an antipsychotic drug that raked in 6.9 BILLION dollars from Feb 2013-Mar 2014.

Aloha

Carolyn

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: Join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me at help@drcarolyndean.com for a discount ($150 instead of $240)  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.

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.

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.

 

RnA ReSet Website Launch

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, May 17, 2014
The RnA ReSet website has launched. It features my unique, proprietary Completement Formulas: RnA Drops, ReMag, ReMyte, ReAline and ReNew. They are the culmination of 45 years of study and represent the Future of Medicine. In all those 45 years I’ve never found such a simple, inexpensive, all encompassing and effective treatment approach from this handful of formulas that are capable of helping every person at any level of health.We’ve been test-driving RnA ReSet for the past two weeks in a Soft Launch and have worked out all the kinks. Setting up a whole new website and fulfillment center was a huge job but it had to be done as quickly as possible so people whose very lives depend on the Completement Formulas would not go without. So, be sure to email or phone Customer Service listed under Contact on our website and alert us if you experience an anomaly!

Any minor contrast in creating this new portal was offset by hearing more amazing testimonials about the Completement Formulas. One 53-year old man, whose spine was painfully inflamed and rigid after 38 years of ankylosing spondylitis, within 3 months of taking RnA Drops, ReAline, ReMag and ReMyte got off all his meds and became so flexible he’s riding around on his bike. A 52-year old man, after 7 years of thrice weekly IV magnesium treatments, switched to ReMag, and now his magnesium blood levels have doubled and many of his symptoms have disappeared. Women with thyroid and adrenal imbalance and auto-immune disease find that ReMyte (multiple minerals) is the key to their recovery. ReAline (a glutathione precursor) has helped many people detox their bodies gently and safely. ReNew is a highly concentrated RnA Drops skin serum. It removes scars and skin defects and stimulates the health of underlying organs, nerves and tissues.

Regarding my Completement Formulas, I’ll repeat what I said on my March 31, 2014 blog that we are the sole owners, creators and producers of ReMag, ReMyte, ReAline, ReNew and RnA Drops. RnA Drops are created generationally. A portion of the preceding crop is mixed into the next crop so the drops are always evolving, which makes them unique and irreplaceable. We have arrived at the 108th Generation after 3 years of production. People may try to imitate this formula but no one will ever be able to replicate it.

I personally created ReMag and ReMyte, perfecting those formulas over the past 10 years. These minerals are not just ionic. Ionic simply means a charge, not a size. ReMag and ReMyte are processed to picometer size, making them 100% absorbed at the cellular level. ReMag is concentrated to 60,000ppm and has no laxative effect, making it superior to IV magnesium as evidenced by blood tests. Minerals are vital to the structure and function of the body. Properly absorbed minerals pull water into cells for crucial metabolic processes and prevent cellular dehydration. You are welcome to download the new updated editions of my books on ReMag and ReMyte from the FAQ section of RnA ReSet.

Another completely unique aspect of using my Completement Formulas is my availability to be on call to answer your health-related questions on my weekly radio show at Achieve Radio every Monday at 4pm PST.

Pass the word about RnA ReSet, a brand new website with a brand new feel.

Aloha

Carolyn

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.

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.

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health.

WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

The 7-Day Back Pain Cure

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, May 4, 2014

I wanted to make sure you saw my previous message and grabbed a copy of Jesse Cannone’s book, “The 7-Day Back Pain Cure.”

If you suffer from any type of back, neck or sciatic pain then I highly recommend you get yourself a copy. You can buy it on Amazon but…

Why not get a copy for free by going straight to his website? He’ll even donate $2 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Habitat for Humanity (you get to choose).

Click here to get your FREE copy now…
http://www.drcarolyndean.com/7-day-back-cure

I ordered my own copy and sped through it. I already had purchased their complete Lose the Back Pain system (which I highly recommend and use myself) but thought Jesse’s new book was excellent.

One thing that made a lot of sense to me was taking pictures of my posture. Front, back and both sides. With these simple pictures you can find out if one hip is higher than the other. One shoulder is higher than the other. Whether you have too much or too little curve in your back. Then the exercises that Jesse advises in his Lose the Back Pain system can address your particular structural problems.

It’s completely along the lines of what I advocate: Commonsense simple solutions to self-created imbalances.

Click here to get your copy now…
http://www.drcarolyndean.com/7-day-back-cure

Now, I’ve known Jesse for a long time and he is known as the “back pain relief guy” because he’s helped so many people to finally get rid of their pain. Over the years, I personally have learned a lot from him.

But his new book does what no one else in the medical community does… Most people usually get treatments that only mask their pain. Jesse’s book shows you a better way:

– Why traditional treatments always FAIL to deliver lasting relief

– The 7 mistakes that most people make that keep them in pain

– How to identify the real, underlying causes of your pain

– Which treatments work, which ones don’t and how to know which is right for you

So if you (or someone you care about) is currently dealing with back, neck or sciatic pain I highly recommend you grab a copy of his book (and you can’t beat the price – it’s free)…

Click here to get your copy now…
http://www.drcarolyndean.com/7-day-back-cure

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, ReMyte.
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 Makes Drugs Look Good!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Here’s what I wrote in The Magnesium Miracle about the antagonism between magnesium and drugs.

“Ironically, one of the foremost magnesium experts, Mildred Seelig, M.D., began her research career in the 1960s working for drug companies. It was there she first noticed that many of the side effects of drugs were actually magnesium deficiency symptoms. It seemed to her that many drugs cause increased demand for and utilization of magnesium—for example, by creating acidity in the body, which then draws on available magnesium from the cells to try to neutralize the acid and minimize its toxic effects. Other drugs seemed to deplete magnesium from the body or, conversely, manifest their positive effects because they pulled magnesium from storage sites and increased the level of magnesium in the blood.”(14)

So, in effect, when you take a drug, magnesium, like the true heroine she is, will rush in to help offset the drug damage. In doing so, you can experience some magnesium benefits. IN FACT, the so-called “beneficial” effects of many drugs may be due to this flood of magnesium. Of course, that can only happen for so long before a person’s magnesium stores are totally depleted. THEN, after 6-8 weeks the drug side effects really take hold. Sounds familiar doesn’t it. Drug companies MUST know this. They were told by Dr. Seelig in the 60’s what was happening. But they obviously didn’t listen to her. That’s why she quit and went full-time into magnesium research.

The following commonly used drugs can create magnesium deficiencies.(15)
• Common diuretics (for high blood pressure)
• Bronchodilators, such as theophylline (for asthma)
• Birth control pills
• Insulin
• Digitalis (for some heart conditions)
• Tetracycline
• Corticosteroids (for asthma)
• Cocaine
• Nicotine
• Drugs containing fluoride

There are 15 classes of drugs and thus hundreds of prescription drugs using fluoride as an active ingredient. Prozac contains fluoride, which means that Prozac depletes magnesium every day that you take it. And if you’ve read The Magnesium Miracle you know that magnesium deficiency causes anxiety and depression.

How crazy is that –taking a drug that for a problem that is made worse by taking that drug! And the horror is that hundreds and hundreds of drugs have fluoride as part of their chemistry. Cipro is a drug that can cause tendon damage and magnesium can help heal that damage. I’ve written about this in the past. However, the basis of the damage in the first place is probably because Cipro is a fluoridated drug and causes magnesium depletion that puts your tendons at risk.

I hope most of you are awake enough to hear this wake up call to take care of your health and take magnesium and RnA Drops. Go to my Recommended Supplements link to see the various types of magnesium and where to get them. My Online Wellness Program is the perfect way to guide you toward a healthy lifestyle that keeps you out of the hospital and out of doctor’s offices. To help feed your kids good food that they will eat: Get Jennifer Hawkins: Healthy Kids Cookbook.

MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Go to my Organized Wisdom Library which is growing by leaps and bounds and where you will be able to find written, audio and video information for your wellbeing.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

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.

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