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Magnesium & The Menses

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I have a lot to share about my two conferences in LA: The Health Freedom Convention and Natural Products Expo West. But I’m feeling magnesium blog withdrawal, so here’s an email from reader about her positive experience with magnesium.

“Hello Dr. Dean. I am using the Natural Calm supplement, to deal with stress but I had to work up to a full 2 tsp. dose over about 3 months because I am recovering from gluten issues and digestive problems. I split my dose in half, taking one teaspoon around lunch and another at night. But I’m going to follow your recommendation to split the doses up even further by putting the powder in my bottled water and sipping it throughout the day.

I just started my period, the first one since being on a full daily dose. But, I’ve been craving Calm the past two days, and I have been a little more irritable than normal the past few days. I took an extra teaspoon dose today and it wiped out my irritability in about 30 minutes.

Here’s my question. Is it OK to do this when you feel you need a little extra? I am also in the process of slowly withdrawing from Prozac after being on it for 18 years (since I was a teen) with my doctor’s help, and I am hoping that perhaps dosing with a little extra may help with that as well when I am feeling a little extra stressed.

Actually, it’s my experience with Calm that gave me the courage to talk to my doctor about trying to manage my depression nutritionally and he has been very supportive.

I told this young woman that during the monthly menses there is more “stress” and therefore more for magnesium to do. So it would make sense that the body uses more magnesium and therefore would benefit from another dose. I also said that if your body doesn’t need or doesn’t use the magnesium inside the cells, then it’s eliminated through the kidneys or the bowels. It’s a very safe supplement and doesn’t build up in the body.

She further said: “It really seems like the magnesium hits me with a wave of calm and relaxation shortly after I take it. Nothing has ever ratcheted my stress down so quickly and so dramatically as the magnesium. It is good to know I can take a little extra magnesium when I feel I need it.

Craving magnesium instead of chocolate before my period seems a little weird, but I guess my body really does need a little extra.”

Which gave me the opportunity to tell her that chocolate is VERY high in magnesium!

MEDIA: I’ll be a guest on a live BlogTalk Radio Show with Monica Brinkman. The topic is Magnesium. Tune in Thursday March 15, 2012 at 9pm EST or check later for the iPod broadcast.

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 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.

Magnesium Research Is Solid

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

When the famous magnesium researchers Drs. Burton and Bella Altura agreed to write the foreword to my Magnesium Miracle book, it was with a sense of frustration because their 1,000 magnesium studies haven’t yet woken up the world to the dangers of magnesium deficiency!

The research has and is being done but it never seems to make it to mainstream. It’s simply a matter of translating science-speak to English. For example, here is an amazing study that should change the world, if only it were made accessible to the public. The title of the study is: Mg deficiency results in modulation of serum lipids, glutathione, and NO synthase isozyme activation in cardiovascular tissues: relevance to de novo synthesis of ceramide, serum Mg2+ and atherogenesis.(1)

Translation: Magnesium reduces cholesterol, bolsters the immune system, heals heart tissue, enhances cell signaling, and stops the progression of blocked arteries.

Here’s another breakthrough study: Effects of Elevation of Brain Magnesium on Fear Conditioning, Fear Extinction, and Synaptic Plasticity in the Infralimbic Prefrontal Cortex and Lateral Amygdala.(2)

Translation: Magnesium can reduce fear and anxiety.

There are thousands of studies showing the positive effects of magnesium, but these two are enough to show even the most recalcitrant magnesium critic that Magnesium Is The Answer to many of our chronic health problems.

Here’s a third research paper. Changes in gene expression in the lungs of Mg deficiency mice are related to an inflammation process.(3)

Translation: If you don’t have enough magnesium your lungs can become inflamed causing asthma, allergies, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) or facilitate formation of lung metastases.

If you haven’t begun taking magnesium – start now. If you haven’t told your entire family about magnesium – do it now. And if you haven’t shared this information with all your Facebook and Twitter friends, tell them that magnesium can change their lives. If you only take one supplement, make it magnesium! And while your at it, spread the good news about magnesium and save a life!

MEDIA: I’ll be at Long Beach for Health Freedom Expo giving a talk on Sunday March 4th at 2pm. It’s called Death by Modern Medicine? Detox and Rejuvenate Instead! On Saturday, I’m doing a video taping for iHealthTube with Scott Peters.
My friend, Morley Robbins netted the coveted Magnesium spot and his talk, Misled and Misfed: What They Don’t Tell You About Magnesium, will be at 10am on Saturday March 3rd. I will be in attendance wearing my Magnesite jewelery made from magnesium carbonate!!
The next weekend, I’ll be at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim giving over a dozen interviews to the media about the dangers of the overabundance of calcium (food, water, supplements) in the face of too little magnesium.

References:
1, Int J Clin Exp Med. 2011 May 15; 4(2): 103–118.
2. The Journal of Neuroscience, 19 October 2011, 31(42): 14871-14881.
3. Magnes Res. 2004 Dec;17(4):259-63.

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 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.

Create the Disease and Offer the Cure

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, February 22, 2012

There is an interesting article written in the Huffington Post called: 7 Diseases Big Pharma Hopes You Get in 2012 which lists the following diseases as potential goldmines for Big Pharma: Adult ADHD, Fibromylagia, Middle of the Night Insomnia, Excessive Sleepiness and Shift Work Sleep Disorder, Insomnia That is Really Depression.

But here’s the point. These five diseases are all associated with magnesium deficiency! And that’s a big point!

The people who feel the symptoms of these diseases are not making them up; they genuinely feel unwell. But it’s not a deficiency of some lab-created drug derived from coal tar. It’s something their body is missing.

Let me lay it out for you by offering some background information.

Adult ADHD: Read my articles: Calm Kids for the Holidays and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome. It’s obvious that nutrients are what are missing, not speed and antidepressants.

Fibromyalgia is number 17 on the list of 22 conditions associated with magnesium deficiency. Find that list below and the description of each condition in my article The Magnesium Miracle.

Middle of the Night Insomnia, Excessive Sleepiness and Shift Work Sleep Disorder, Insomnia That is Really Depression: Read Sleeping with the Enemy and Medicalizing Sleeplessness. Or just google my name and insomnia and find another dozen articles where I mention insomnia and magnesium.

You can also go to my Organized Wisdom website where I have 44 magnesium resources listed so you can literally swim in a sea of magnesium if you like! This is where you send your friends and family if you want to convince them that they are missing magnesium.

Magnesium Deficiency Triggers or Causes The Following Conditions:
1. Anxiety and Panic attacks
2. Asthma
3. Blood clots
4. Bowel disease
5. Cystitis
6. Depression
7. Detoxification
8. Diabetes
9. Fatigue
10. Heart disease
11. Hypertension
12. Hypoglycemia
13. Insomnia
14. Kidney Disease
15. Liver Disease leading to liver failure
16. Migraine
17. Musculoskeletal conditions
18. Nerve problems
19. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Premenstrual Syndrome, dysmenorrheal, infertility, preeclampsia, eclampsia in pregnancy, cerebral palsy, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
20. Osteoporosis
21. Raynaud’s Syndrome
22. Tooth decay

Media: Listen to my Magnesium Interview on the Debbie Mandel Radio Show.

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 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.

A Breast Cancer Message from Dr. Roby Mitchell

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My friend, Dr. Roby Mitchell speaks out about Breast Cancer in a recent blog post.

He says:

“There have been two significant events that have made a measurable impact on decreasing the heretofore global increasing incidence of breast cancer. One was the publication of results from the Women’s Health Initiative, unequivocally linking conventional HRT-Premarin/Provera with not just breast cancer but also thromboembolic events such as MI, stroke, Alzheimer’s and colon cancer deaths (Roby’s mother) and a litany of other pathology.

This was not news but history for those of us who had been following the medical literature on this issue. As early as 1993, the mechanism of action for causing cancer with 17 beta equilin (estrogen from PREnant MAres uRINe) had already been elucidated by Judy Bolton and her group at the University of Illinois.

But Premarin was proven to be a class A carcinogen (chemicals that cause cancer by themselves-like asbestos) as soon as it was first prescribed back in the 1950’s when gynecology dupes started pushing it as a fountain of youth for women and a prostate cancer treatment for men. The women developed endometrial cancer and SO DID THE MEN!

The drug company’s solution to uterine cancer was to pair Premarin with a synthetic congener of the naturally occurring hormone progesterone. A methyl group was added to create a patentable chemical creating methyl progesterone-Provera. For the uterus, the synthetic progestin mitigated endometrial hyperplasia and dysplasia as the native hormone does. The opposite happened in the breast.

Shrewd marketing and finding academically credentialed gynecologists for sale, kept a lid on this boiling pot for over 50 years. When the WHI results were released, women got off Premarin/Provera and breast cancer incidence took a precipitous, unprecedented drop.

This same combo of a high potency estrogen and a synthetic progestin is also found in birth control pills.

The practice of giving Premarin to men was stopped but prostate cancer in men continues to be fueled by the hormonal effluent from women from the carcinogenic cocktail from birth control pills.

The next drop in breast cancer incidence came when women reduced their use of mammogram machines that cause breast trauma and deliver ionizing radiation: two known causes of breast cancer. Reduction in mammograms also had a reduction of breast cancer cases in its wake.

There was a group of doctors with the FDA that tried to go public with this information. You may have recently read about how the FDA tried to blackball them as they did David Graham M.D. when he blew the whistle on Vioxx (28,000 deaths before it was taken off the market).”

Thanks Roby. If you want Roby’s references for this post, email me and I’ll forward them to you.

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 Seriously! Visit my health library, it’s very well Organized!!

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.

The Heart of the Matter

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, February 13, 2012

Yes, it’s Valentines Day tomorrow and everyone will be celebrating with enough sugar to choke a horse. But beware of diabetic centers that advise you to limit your sugar but often substitute synthetic sweeteners that may be even worse.

I have a couple of safe and sweet recipes for you in my Healthy Desserts Blog.

The real way to win a person’s heart, and keep it healthy for a long time, is with magnesium! Magnesium is THE most important mineral for the heart. So, instead of chocolates give your partner the gift of Natural Calm, or Epsom salts. Go to my Resources page for the list of my magnesium recommendations.

Exercise is important in heart health; both aerobic and resistance training are important. My favorite is T-Tapp developed by my dear friend, Teresa Tapp. It’s the ultimate multi-tasking exercise. Teresa is the model of fitness and sweetness as she coaches you through a 15-Minute Workout. Teresa has longer programs but promises that you can lose weight and inches and drop your glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol with only 15 minutes a day. You can even Try Before You Buy to check out if it’s something you can feel good about doing.

We can’t forget the Issues of the heart. In Proverbs 4:23 Solomon said that issues of the heart are the source of all issues in life. The best resources for healing heart issues are in a book and healing program called The Healing Codes. This work is co-authored by a friend of mine, Dr. Ben Johnson and it allows you to resolve all the stresses in your life that can account for 90% of illness.

In an era when standard medicine treats stress with mind-numbing medications and ineffective or harmful psychiatric intervention, The Healing Codes address the real cause of sickness and disease at the cellular level…where disease, illness, and sickness actually start. Under stress your cells don’t take in the proper amounts of oxygen, water, or nutrients. They don’t release wastes and toxins. So, healing the issues of the heart keeps even your cells happy.

Media: For some audio input on matters of the heart, join me on the Women 4 Women Network where you men folk are also welcome. Listen live on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 12 noon PST/ 3 EST to Living Better at 50+, ranked the #1 Woman’s Internet Radio Program in the World! Call in with your questions: 561-422-4365.

The host of the show will be my friend Kathi Casey and we’ll be talking about:
1. Why heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US.
2. How a broken heart can actually lead to a heart attack.
3. Why the symptoms of heart disease are different for women.
4. How to “fit” fitness into daily routines to keep our hearts, bones and muscles in optimum condition.
5. How magnesium can relax the heart muscle, lower blood pressure and dissolve calcium build up in the arteries.
6. Diet and detox tips for a happy heart.

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 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.

Con-Clue-Shuns of Science

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Anyone who reads health blogs must already know that science is often not our best friend.

And it never said it was.

Science adopted the Null Hypothesis back in the 1930’s. Basically, science formulates and tests hypothesis to prove them false, i.e., null. Therefore, a null hypothesis means you can Never prove something is True. A set of data from a scientific study can only reject an hypothesis or fail to reject it.

Thus, by definition, the conclusions of science are never positive in the sense of giving us answers. Science doesn’t have answers; it just has more questions. That’s why I read at the end of most studies that “more research must be done to come to any conclusions”. It’s also a great way to ensure that the funding never stops.

That why much of science is a Con, that Shuns the many Clues that are, in fact, uncovered by science.

For example, take the following excerpt from Suzy Cohen’s book Drug Muggers. 14 Classes of Drugs that Deplete Your Body of Magnesium shows that almost 100 drugs make you lose this precious mineral.

Scientists and researchers came up with this information…yet where are the headlines announcing the conclusion that many drugs deplete you of your most important mineral?

NADA

Other research shows that most of the conditions that are treated with these magnesium-depleting drugs can actually be treated by using magnesium.

So, let’s get this straight. Science is not going to give you the conclusions you need to lead a healthy life. You have to draw your own conclusions from your own research and your own experience and reading between the lines…or from reading my books and blogs!

As always, I suggest you and your family and your friends start by experimenting with magnesium…and prove it’s amazing effects for yourself.

Try to get 400-800 mg of magnesium from food or supplements. Here are some common food sources of magnesium. But be aware that the soil foods grow in has to contain magnesium in order for these numbers to have any meaning. In other words, we really don’t know how much magnesium is in the foods we eat. But if your magnesium deficiency symptoms go away when you eat a lot of these foods, you are obviously on the right track.

1 ounce pumpkin seeds: 151.9 mg
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds: 127.4 mg
1 cup cooked millet: 105.6 mg
3 ounces chinook salmon, baked or broiled: 103.8 mg
1/2 cup bran cereal: 93.1 mg
1/3 cup wheat germ: 90.9 mg
3 ounces halibut: 90.0 mg
1/2 cup cooked quinoa: 89.3 mg
1 cup spinach spaghetti: 86.6 mg
1 cup cooked brown rice: 86.0 mg
1/2 cup boiled Chinese long beans: 84.3 mg
1 ounce dry roasted almonds: 80.0 mg
1/2 cup frozen spinach, cooked and drained: 78 mg
1/3 cup tofu: 76.1 mg
1 ounce dry roasted cashews: 75.0 mg
1/2 cup cooked soybeans: 75.0 mg
1/2 cup cooked spinach: 75.0 mg
1/2 cup boiled Swiss chard: 75.3 mg
1/2 cup cooked black beans: 60.2 mg
1 cup fortified instant oatmeal, prepared with water: 55.0 mg
1 medium baked potato, with skin: 50.0 mg
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter: 50.0 mg
1/2 cup cooked navy beans: 47.0 mg
1 cup nonfat plain yogurt: 45.0 mg
1/2 cup vegetarian baked beans: 40.0 mg

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 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.

Thyroid Confusion

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, February 6, 2012

Currently there is an epidemic of hypothyroidism that most doctors can’t properly diagnose because blood tests aren’t accurate enough. The most common cause of primary hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own thyroid cells. This condition is proven by finding thyroid antibodies in the blood.

Allopathic—or as I like to call it—allopathetic medicine thinks that’s the end of the story. If you have thyroid antibodies, therefore you have Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. The standard treatment is synthetic thyroid hormone replacement and that’s that.

But the question arises, from inquiring minds that actually use their brains for thinking. What causes the body to attack the thyroid gland? Allopathetic medicine says the cause is unknown.

A relatively unknown cause that I ascribe to is the cross reactivity of candida yeast toxins with thyroid tissue. Yes, it’s possible that an overgrowth of yeast is blocking your thyroid receptors. Read my article, Yeast and Inflammation to understand more about this condition.

I decided to write this blog because recently a well-known nutritionist, Donna Gates, leapt into the thyroid fray in a recent blog: Don’t Make These 2 Common Mistakes with Your Thyroid!

Donna says you shouldn’t supplement with iodine, which is also the allopathetic approach.

For a rebuttal, I went to my friend Dr. Roby Mitchell, who says “Most practitioners are operating from “conventional wisdom” paradigms. Conventional wisdom is misinformation that continues to be perpetuated simply because it continues to get repeated by so called experts. The typical mistake with iodine supplementation is the shallow understanding that its only role is as a substrate for the formation of thyroid hormone. Not so. Every cell in the body needs iodine and iodide is also required to prevent attack from the sea of microbes they are surrounded by. Our bodies are saturated by 10 times more germs than human cells. Iodine supplementation serves the same purpose in the body that its chemical cousin chlorine does in a swimming pool or municipal water supply; it prevents germ overgrowth. Therefore, much more iodide is needed than just for thyroid hormone formation.”

I used to order 24-hr urine tests for iodine on many of my clients. There was not one person who had sufficient iodine in their body. Now I recommend low dose iodine supplementation in the form of Nascent Iodine for most of my clients. See my blog Taking Iodine For Your Thyroid.

Donna also says people are mistaken when they think that thyroid hormone replacement can fix hypothyroidism. And in this instance she is right. She recommends healing the underlying causes of an autoimmune condition by avoiding sugar, grains and processed oils. Which is essentially how I begin to treat thyroid disease.

So, the take home message for thyroid disease is:

1. Read the best overview of thyroid disease, Dr. Mark Starr’s book, Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic
2. Include Free T3, Free T4, TSH and thyroid antibodies in thyroid tests.
3. Go on a yeast free diet.
4. Take low dose iodine for your whole body, not just your thyroid.

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 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.

Magnesium and Whales

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, February 2, 2012

Perhaps you think I’m joking. Not at all. Whales are constantly immersed in seawater which contains 1300 ppm, second only to sodium at 11,000ppm. By the way, calcium is only present in 400ppm. That’s one of the many reasons why I would like people to take more magnesium than calcium.

But I stared this post to tell you about my whale watching adventure last week with Blue Water Rafting in a very tiny boat holding about 18 people, including my friend Kelly. The whales were everywhere, beside us, around us and under us in great pods of males fighting for the attention of several females. In retrospect it was probably scary but I was too excited to notice.

However, when I went for a swim later that day, both my feet cramped up. For me, a sure sign of magnesium deficiency. Then I realized that the stress of my morning adventure had burned up my magnesium. So, just a heads up for you folks who are under stress that you may want to stock up on magnesium.

Here are some recent magnesium miracles I want to share with you.

1. A manager of a big natural products store said that he had personally watched three fellow employees get off a lifetime of medications merely by addressing their magnesium deficiency using Natural Calm.

2. On Facebook, someone gave a testimonial about magnesium and specifically Natural Clam. “I love Calm because I have Lyme Disease, which causes magnesium depletion, and it has helped me to manage my symptoms such as heart palpitations and muscle spasms. I agree with another comment that was left about how I can notice a difference very soon after taking it. Last night my father-in-law, who just had surgery to remove his kidney due to cancer, went in to tachycardia. My husband gave him some calm and within 2 minutes his heart was back to normal.”

3. A woman wrote that she had a migraine for 4 days, and took every pill she could get her hands on. Nothing was working… then she went into work and a coworker suggested she try Natural Calm. She went to the health food store, bought the raspberry lemon flavor, and within 45 minutes of drinking it, her migraine was GONE! Needless to say, she was very impressed.

4. And here’s a very interesting testimonial from a woman with nerve pain.
“The other night, while I was sleeping, my inside ankle bone began having electric shocks, strong enough to wake me up and keep me up all night. I kept trying to change my position, but nothing helped. I put Blue Stuff on, nothing, then DMSO, nothing. I just kept shocking all the next day when I had an appointment with my Naprapath and he couldn’t figure out what was causing it. He even tried cold laser…nothing helped. Later that evening I decided to try magnesium oil. I sprayed some on, rubbed it in. I had a few more twinges that got lighter and lighter, then it stopped altogether. It’s been 3 days now. Miraculous Magnesium. I am still walking around with my little spray bottle of magnesium oil, just in case.”

About the Button contest…More people chose the Green button and those who chose the White often said that it was easier to read than the Green. So, I alerted OrganizedWisdom.com and told them to sharpen up their images. Until they do, I’ll just keep both buttons on my blogs! Cause I can!!

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 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.

Organize Your Wisdom

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I know I just did a post yesterday and I don’t like to overload you with emails but today I’m excited because I’ve just got a new button to put on my blogs. Actually, I’m more excited because I figured out how to use it! The button is from a new website called Organized Wisdom where I’m able to display my Health Library which has about 200 resources listed so far.

Now, here’s where I want your help. Below you will see two buttons from Organized Wisdom. One with a green background and one with a white background and I want to know which one you like best. I can’t decide.

Also, I want to introduce you to a new friend, Morley Robbins, who is a magnesium fan/atic! He was a hospital executive for over 30 years and he’s repenting now and will be doing payback for the next 30 years.

Morley learned how to make people sick and he’s going to let you in on the secret to a short lifespan in this article Let’s Get Sick in 10 Easy Steps. Yes, Morley is an unlicensed comedian and knows that “when you’re laughin’ you’re learnin’. Morley is a certified Magnesium Man and starts his article with a quote “Without enough Magnesium, cells simply don’t work.”

You can find out more about Morley at Nexus Whole Health in Evanston, Ilinois.

I’ll be meeting up with him at the Long Beach, Health Freedom Expo, March 2-4, 2012 where we are both speaking. By some miracle, Morley nabbed the magnesium lecture and my lecture is titled: Death by Modern Medicine: Detox and Rejuvenate Instead!

More Media: One of my 29 books is called 365 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power. It’s a great list of choices you have for a better brain. My friend, Dr. Don Wagner has interviewed me several times and the latest was on Jan 27th when we delved into Brain Boosters.

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 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.

Curing the Autism Stats

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, January 30, 2012

Allopathic medicine has finally found a cure for Austim! Read and Weep!

No, it’s not what we’d hoped for. Instead, the American Psychiatric Association is introducing a new definition for Autism that will eliminate many cases overnight.

This new definition will downplay the stats of 1 in 100 kids suffering Autism but it definitely won’t cure the condition. Also troubling is that many people will no longer qualify for special assistance programs that have been developed for Autism and which parents have fought long and hard for.

Of course, my question is, why spend all this time and money redefining the condition? Why not start treating it with therapies that work.

Whether Autism is caused, triggered or worsened by antibiotics, vaccines, junk food diet, toxicity and stress, the following is a short summary of remedies that work to alleviate this condition.

1. Avoid sugar, wheat, dairy.
2. Detox with clay and magnesium baths.
3. Take supplements, Kids Calm Multi is especially formulated for autism and ADHD.
4. Exercise daily.
5. Use EFT tapping for emotional release.

You can see my recommendations below and you can read more in Autism Can Be Treated, a paper that I co-wrote.

MEDIA:
You may remember that I participated in a Weight Loss telesummit last week on January 17. The summit is now in its last week and you can listen live to the final two speakers and hear a replay for several days after, for free. My contribution to the summit is an offer of my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program for half price. I know most of you have it already but it’s time to tell your friends and family to take advantage of this great offer.

On Tuesday January 31st, Kathi Casey hosts Marna Goldstein Thall as she shares what you can do to stop dieting and start living thin by applying her Secrets of the Naturally Thin! Marna has helped thousands of women drop a dress size in 30 days. Register Here to join this FREE call!

On Thursday February 2nd Crystal Andrus teaches you how to recognize your own negative self-sabotaging personality traits and how to curb them; how to create synaptic pathways in your brain that will make sticking to any diet or workout easy. Crystal’s message is one of resilience, strength and inner power. You don’t want to miss this FREE call! Register Here.

LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean”, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, 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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