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Medical Mysteries Solved with Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, July 3, 2011

Nancy recently wrote a review of The Magnesium Miracle on Amazon.com. She says:

“Six years ago I was diagnosed with GERD. Since then I’ve experienced a cascade of symptoms including arrhythmia, constipation, muscle pain, tightness & cramps, menorrhagia, fatigue, tingling & pin prick sensations. I have a history of depression, TMJ, neck & upper back muscle pain. I’ve been to many physicians who can’t seem to find anything wrong with me & advised me to take an anti-depressant.

After years of research and trial an error, I began to suspect a magnesium deficiency, but reading the Magnesium Miracle really laid it all out for me. My gastro had already suggested taking magnesium but wasn’t specific about type or dosage.

After reading this book and sorting all that out I also discovered that the FDA had just issued a warning that GERD meds (proton pump inhibitors, PPIs) cause magnesium deficiency! Further research showed that the FDA has warned that PPIs cause bone fractures!

My gastro was very interested in my personal experience and is helping me wean off the PPI.

I have come to the conclusion that it was a magnesium deficiency that caused the TMJ and depression some years ago and ultimately lead to the GERD problem by affecting my pyloric valve and its effectiveness in allowing stomach contents to enter the small intestines.

Taking the PPIs for this issue only exacerbated the already underlying magnesium deficiency causing all the more recent symptoms. After many failed attempts in the past to wean off the PPIs I am finally doing it without any increase in GERD symptoms thanks to magnesium!

Needless to say I have found relief from all my symptoms. This book has saved me from the Catch-22 of modern allopathic medicine and drug treatment that is all too common. I can’t recommend it enough! In fact, I recommend it to anyone who will listen!”

And I thank want to thank Nancy because she made me realize that GERD and gastroparesis (sluggish emptying of the stomach) are both related to magnesium deficiency!

Go to Resources for my magnesium recommendations. Read my free book on magnesium at the non-profit Nutritional Magnesium Association. It’s called Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health. Or download my $5.00 eBook, How to Change Your Life with Magnesium or purchase The Magnesium Miracle. Learn about magnesium, take magnesium and get healthy with this safe miracle mineral!

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

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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

The Virtues of Coconut Oil

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, June 30, 2011

What have I learned about coconut oil since my post of June 10, 2011, Take 5 TBSP of Coconut Oil and Call Me In the Morning?

One thing I learned is that you can use coconut oil as nasal drops. In my Completement Now! online wellness program, my second free module is about Nasal Lubrication. I talk about sesame oil but readers wrote me and said they use coconut oil for the same purpose. You can receive the first four modules of Completement Now! free.

Other readers said they use a tablespoon of coconut oil before meals and it prevents heartburn!

One woman had a terrible time keeping any food down at all. It seemed that so many things upset her stomach that she was starving her body. A friend suggested that she eat a couple tablespoons of coconut oil 20 minutes before meals to see if that helped. She is now eating like a normal person and the coconut oil has become part of her regular diet and her stomach issues are gone.

Another reader uses it for the symptoms of acid reflux. He says when he wakes up with burning in his throat, he takes one tablespoon of coconut oil and it does the trick.

I’ve also recommended coconut oil to a construction foreman who has itchy leg rashes because he has to wear jeans on the job here in the hot weather of Maui. I called it a heat rash but it was probably a fungal infection. He reported within a few days that the rash had disappeared.

Here’s one detailed testimonial from a woman who had an itching rash that was getting worse and worse for several weeks. She said:

“I seriously thought I was going to have to go to the doctor but I was embarrassed to go because I’m overweight and the rash was in the fold under my stomach ‘apron’. First, I tried an anti fungal cream. When that gave me no relief, I went on to try OTC antibiotic and cortisone creams and I don’t remember what else and it was just getting worse and worse and extremely uncomfortable.

I’d been reading about coconut oil’s virtues, and had purchased some a few weeks before. In desperation I decided to try it. So, after my shower I applied a teaspoon or two of coconut oil, making certain that I covered all the irritated area. When I woke up in the morning, I couldn’t believe it! I was so happy! My skin had to be 90% better. The irritation and itching were gone and it was no longer an angry red color. I continued to apply a little for the next couple of days and again at night. Now, I continue to use it off and on, just to be on the safe side.

What brand do I recommend? Tropical Traditions. I use their gold label brand, their coconut oil body lotion and lip gloss but there are dozens of great products to choose from. I’m rushing this post out tonight because I just noticed that Tropical Traditions has a two-for-one sale on their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil that ends today!

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

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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Healthy Strategies for Asthma and Eczema

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, June 25, 2011

A question came in from a reader who asked about his daughter. She is a preteen with asthma and severe eczema.

1. My first recommendation for asthma and eczema is to avoid sugar, wheat and dairy.

2. Use magnesium in the form of magnesium bath flakes, powders or Epsom salts and magnesium oil sprayed on the skin. You can also take magnesium by mouth. See my magnesium supplement recommendations under Resources on my website.

3. I also recommend extra virgin coconut oil as a daily skin lotion plus few teaspoons (for children) and a few TBSP (for adults) taken orally for its antifungal and anti-inflammatory action. See my blog of June 10, 2011.

4. Add Prescript Assist, the soil-based probiotic that I talked about in my June 20, 2011 blog. By bringing the body’s good bacteria back into balance, bad bacteria and yeast are minimized along with their potential to cause or worsen asthma and eczema.

5. Magnetic clay can be used if you suspect eczema and asthma are due to toxicity. See my blogs on clay used for detox and clay used for radiation. In many chronic conditions multiple drugs have been used creating an unacceptable level of toxicity in the body. Blend up 1/4 to 1/2 cup of clay in your blender with 32oz of water and pour that into your hot water foot bath or tub. Soak for 30 min and shower off. Do a bath or footbath at least three times a week.

6. Nascent Iodine is a low dose iodine product that can be safely taken to support the thyroid. Review this excellent power point lecture on iodine with three leading iodine doctors discussing the prevalence of iodine deficiency and the importance of iodine treatment.

Iodine is an essential mineral for thyroid function. Using 24-hr urine tests for iodine I never found anyone who had adequate iodine. The thyroid has many functions, which include the health of the skin and mucus membranes of the bronchial tubes.

There is a simple test you can do to see whether or not you need to continue taking iodine. Before bed, paint the sole of your foot with 2 drops of iodine. If in the morning the iodine is absorbed completely, with no color remaining, this means you are absorbing iodine because you need it. Do this test two weeks to see if the drops are still being absorbed.

On the same page as Prescript Assist you will find magnesium oil, magnetic clay and Nascent Iodine.

As I write this blog it’s obvious to me that the above recommendations fit dozens of health conditions and provide very simple strategies for you to regain your health and to stay healthy.

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

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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Take Soil-Based Probiotics and Eat Dirt

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, June 20, 2011

That’s what I thought about soil-based probiotics. It amounted to eating dirt and I just wasn’t interested. I thought the best probiotics were bifidobacteria and lactobacillus. It turns out that they are way down the list of what’s actually in our gut or what actually helps alleviate a wide variety of health problems.

Recently I read several studies about one particular soil-based probiotic called Prescript Assist. Then I spoke to a researcher and tried it myself. The researcher said that the human gut requires a balance of soil-based probiotics to be healthy. He also said that at first he was leery of this product because it showed beneficial effects on such a wide variety of conditions such as: allergies, diarrhea, dermatitis, Candida, H. pylori, IBS, IBD, leaky gut, GERD and viral infections. But the studies are being done and proving the effectiveness of Prescript Assist.

I’ve been taking other types of probiotics on and off for decades and I’ve never noticed that they did anything for me. However, I took one Prescript Assist in the evening and one the next morning and within 12 hours my next bowel movement was completely different from the millions I’ve had before. I had no gas, no stool odor and the stool was well formed and sunk like a log. I was amazed. Really amazed. And I only have to take one capsule per week to achieve good results.

More than a decade of clinical studies on Prescript Assist have shown no adverse effects or side-effects on all types of populations even at dosages 500 times the recommended amounts.

I wish I knew about this product when I was writing IBS for Dummies (with my sister) because Prescript Assist is a scientifically-researched, effective treatment for IBS and leaky gut. Anecdotal cases are accumulating about its benefits for intestinal yeast and fungal skin infections.

The suggested use for people with IBS, leaky gut, or excessive use of antibiotics is 2 capsules per day for the first 30 days, followed by 1 to 2 capsules per week thereafter. To me that represents a huge cost saving because you don’t have to take one or two doses of a probiotics every day.

Unlike most other probiotics, Prescript Assist is not a weak and fragile product. It does not have to be refrigerated and there is less than 5% loss of live bacteria at 2 years from date of manufacture. It can be taken on a full or empty stomach at any time of the day or evening.

What will I do about the six boxes of lactobacillus sitting in my fridge? I guess I’ll keep taking them till there gone because apparently lactobacillus and bifidobacteria are used as food by soil-based organisms. So, that’s why lacto and bifido seem to have benefits in various research studies.

I’m strongly recommending this probiotic (to make up for advising inferior products in the past!) and referring all my clients to this blog. You can obtain Prescript Assist from LL’s Magnetic Clay where you can also order your detox clay and magnesium oil, gel or cream.

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

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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Take 5 TBSP of Coconut Oil and Call Me In the Morning

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, June 10, 2011

I’m always looking for safe, natural “cures” that multi-task in our bodies. And I’ve found a great one in coconut oil.

I’m writing a review of Dr. Bruce Fife new book, “Stop Alzheimer’s Now! Dr. Fife says the basic treatment for this devastating condition is simply coconut oil. But coconut oil is not simple. One of my clients remarked:

“I just read a few things from Dr. Fife’s coconut oil links. I knew it was good stuff but had no idea that it was this amazing. It’s even used for the thyroid. This must be one close to a perfect food.”

I also know that it’s a great anti-fungal treatment; can be used as a skin moisturizer; and can treat seizures!

As Dr. Fife’s says on his Coconut Research site, “Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called “The Tree of Life.” Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut’s amazing healing powers.”

What kind and how much coconut oil do you take to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s and many other health conditions and treat hundreds of symptoms? The dosage used in most studies is about 5 TBSP per day of extra virgin coconut oil.

How do you use it? You can substitute it in most recipes calling for oil; in your smoothie or protein powder drink (which is how I take it); and straight from the spoon.

Dr. Fife says that “Nearly one third of the world’s population depends on coconut to some degree for their food and their economy. Wherever the coconut palm grows the people have learned of its importance as an effective medicine. For thousands of years coconut products have held a respected and valuable place in local folk medicine.”

What type of oil do I use? Tropical Traditions, which produces Extra Virgin Coconut oil, a milder tasting Expeller Processed Coconut Oil, coconut oil lip gloss and coconut oil body creams with different scents and includes arnica for aches and pains.

Be sure to send your coconut oil miracle stories to me when you start taking it! Just remember, according to Dr. Fife, the 5 TBSP are for someone with Alzheimer’s or a serious disease. For minor problems and maintenance, he says 1-3 TBSP is just fine. Of course you still might want to start with a teaspoon or two to see how your body reacts. It can have a great laxative effect!

My Future Health Now Encyclopedia eBook is selling at half price on my website (reduced from $22 to $11). I’ve also reduced the price for Death by Modern Medicine eBook reduced from $22 to $11. How to Change Your Life with Magnesium eBook is still at the low cost of $5.00.

I’ve changed the name of my online wellness program from Future Health Now! to Completement Now! It’s still selling at the low cost of $10 per month or at the bargain price of $200 for the 2-year series. This option gives you and opportunity to access all 104 modules whenever you want to investigate a certain topic. Email me for particulars.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Don’t Forget About Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It’s impossible for me to forget magnesium. Every day I talk about it with my clients. Just yesterday a new client said he was appalled that during his 15 years of suffering a serious magnesium deficiency condition no doctors had ever mentioned this mineral. Also in his world as an athlete and personal trainer he had never come across information indicating the significance of magnesium in the diet.

People often ask me how do you know if you are taking enough magnesium. One blog reader said she has tried several different forms of magnesium (including taurate, glycinate, and citrate), waited 3 months before having her Mg-RBC re-tested, but regardless of what form she tries, her magnesium levels do not increase. However, her mild case of Mitral Valve Prolapse is no longer evident, which indicates the magnesium must be having an effect. (MVP is causes by a valve that doesn’t close properly and is related to magnesium deficiency.)

I tell my clients that it can take 6 months to a year to build up their depleted magnesium stores. If magnesium is helping to remove symptoms I usually just tell them to keep taking it and eventually the RBC blood tests will catch up.

However, a few individuals actually feel worse when they first take magnesium. This is mostly caused by taking too much magnesium too soon in a body that’s very depleted of many nutrients. If you are run down and exhausted and feel you are very magnesium-deficient, start taking very small amounts, like 50 mg a day of magnesium citrate powder in water to slowly get your body used to taking this high octane fuel.

We know that taking Vitamin D can utilize more magnesium in the body. We will probably find the same for other supplements. They all work together and as one nutrient stimulates the body to more activity it requires more nutrients to do its work. So if you take high doses of magnesium you may uncover deficiencies of other nutrients as they are called into action to work with magnesium.

There are four major conditions where magnesium is contraindicated so taking magnesium with these conditions can make you feel worse.

1. Kidney failure
2. Myasthenia gravis
3. Excessively slow heart rate
4. Bowel obstruction

Media: I’m doing a radio show on magnesium with Robert Scott Bell, Wednesday June 8, 2011 on the second hour of Mike Adams, Natural News Radio, 1pm EDT. The show will continue to play throughout the day.

For those of you who have been asking about my godson who fell off a 3-story building May 1, 2011. One month later he walked out of the hospital in very good shape. Yes, miracles do happen!

On my website, www.drcarolyndean.com, see recommended products under Resources; half price eBook sale under Books; and my online wellness course, now called Completement Now! If you have a health question, google my name with the question and if you don’t find an answer, email me to do a blog on it.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Frozana Update

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In my online wellness program I share my favorite desert and received this enthusiastic response from a member who sends back a great way to make these treats one at a time.

“Thanks to you, my favorite all time dessert is your Frozana! I have adapted the recipe to use extra-virgin coconut oil melted gently (keep it raw), cacao powder, agave, raw coconut ribbons/flakes and raw walnut pieces.

For one frozen banana, the simple recipe is:

Melt 1 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil
Add 1 tbsp cacao powder
Agave (organic-without fructose corn syrup) to taste (1/2 tbsp)
Stir to blend and then add:
A small handful of walnut pieces and coconut ribbons ~ stir to cover with chocolate

Place frozen banana on open piece of saran wrap in a bowl. Drizzle yummy chocolate sauce over the banana folding the saran up and around it to ‘corral’ the sauce. Place banana + bowl in freezer for 5 minutes or longer all wrapped in saran. When ready to indulge, unwrap the saran or the part you want to bite into. You can use the saran wrap to keep your fingers from getting chocolately. To keep it really simple, when originally freezing the ripened bananas, wrap each one in saran wrap and then reuse the wrap for the frozana covering. Also keeps the chocolate from chipping off on each bite
~ Best ever recipe of the century :) Thanks so much for the idea!!!!!!”

And thank you for your enthusiasm! I love it when a good recipe works! I tried making single bananas in the saran wrap and it’s much less messy. However I also add 1 TBSP coconut milk and only about 1/4 tsp of honey per banana.

NOTE: On www.drcarolyndean.com, see recommended products under Resources; half price eBook sale under Books; and my online wellness course, now called Completement Now! If you have a health question, google my name with the question and if you don’t find an answer, email me to do a blog on it.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Shifting Shingles

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, May 29, 2011

Herpes zoster is the medical term for shingles. It is the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, which usually occurs in older people, but can happen in anyone who is undergoing massive stress. At times the pain is so severe that cortisone and strong painkillers must be used so that you can rest and sleep. However, acupuncture by a skilled practitioner can often give relief.

First Aid:

* Capsaicin cream: Made from red pepper, this cream causes a counter irritation of the skin that sometimes breaks the pain cycle. Start with a very small amount of cream and gauge your reaction before using a full dose.

* Apple Cider Vinegar – Apply to blisters with soft cloth to dry up blisters and control pain. Repeat as often as needed.

* Clay: Do a trial of a clay and water poultice to test if the blisters can be dried out. Mix a few teaspoons of clay with a few teaspoons of water and cover the lesions. Leave on overnight. Repeat if the treatment helps remove plain and inflammation. LL’s Magnetic Clay.

Supplements:

* Vitamin B complex: Choose a food‐based organic product. Dosage: twice daily. Grown by Nature.

* Vitamin E: As mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols in a food-based organic product. Dosage: 800 IU daily. Grown by Nature.

* B12 sublingual: 1,000 micrograms daily.

* Magnesium: Choose an angstrom‐sized liquid mineral product. Take one dose twice daily. Health Shop 101.

* Lysine: This amino acid “neutralizes” arginine, which simulates the shingles virus. Take 1,000mg three times a day away from protein especially dairy.

Homeopathy:

* Ranunculus: For the neuralgia

* Mezereum: For the itching and burning.

* Rhus tox, Apis, Arsenicum, Natrum mur, Cantharis, and Clematis have also been used for the symptoms of shingles.

Any of these remedies can be taken in the 12X potency, one dose hourly. Consult Part Five of Future Health Now Encyclopedia or a homeopathic manual to match your symptoms more closely with a specific remedy.

Excerpted from my eBook, Future Health Now Encyclopedia – 375 pages detailing alternative therapies for over 134 ailments from over 40 years of studying and practicing natural medicine. Now at the discounted price of $11.

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

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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Psyllium Seed Lowers Cholesterol

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, May 27, 2011

One of my newsletter readers told me that Metamucil can take the place of Crestor in lowering cholesterol in a natural way. It may take longer than using a drug but this treatment is completely devoid of side effects.

Sure enough, on the Metamucil website they brag that “Clinical studies have shown that, taken daily, 7 grams of soluble fiber from psyllium husk, the amount in three to four servings (3-4 tsp) of Metamucil, may help reduce heart disease risk by lowering cholesterol.”

I prefer using psyllium husk powder, which is the unrefined parent of Metamucil. It also doesn’t have the flavorings, colorings, sugar or artificial sweeteners that “contaminate” Metamucil.

Psyllium husk powder is a soluble and insoluble fiber that swells into a gel when mixed with water. I take 1 TBSP every morning myself at least an hour before eating. I shake it quickly in 2oz of water and swallow it quickly before it turns into a gel in the cup. Then I drink another 8 oz of water to help it swell up and broom through my intestines.

If the gel consistency turns you completely off, there a capsules that you can take with a glass or two of water.

Get these tips and much more in my Future Health Now Encyclopedia eBook selling at half price on my website (reduced from $22 to $11). I’ve also reduced the price for Death by Modern Medicine eBook reduced from $22 to $11. How to Change Your Life with Magnesium eBook is still at the low cost of $5.00.

I’ve changed the name of my online wellness program from Future Health Now! to Completement Now! It’s still selling at the low cost of $10 per month or at the bargain price of $200 for the 2-year series. This option gives you and opportunity to access all 104 modules whenever you want to investigate a certain topic. Email me for particulars (help@drcarolyndean.com).

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

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

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Treating Eczema Naturally

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can range from wet blisters to dry flakes. It is usually itchy and can occur on any surface of the body. It is most commonly associated with allergies from contact or foods, and is usually aggravated by stress.

First, you must track down the allergic factor by avoiding and challenging soaps, clothes, jewelry, and certain foods. For children, pay particular attention to dust and dust mites as a possible cause.

You must also investigate and treat yeast overgrowth, especially if eczema develops after taking antibiotics. Yeast overgrowth on the skin or yeast toxins from intestinal yeast overgrowth can cause or aggravate any skin condition.

The medical treatment for eczema is cortisone cream. Using cortisone creams for eczema, however, merely suppresses symptoms; it also stimulates more yeast and fungal
growth.

First Aid:
* Avoid showers, because they strip the acid mantle of the skin.
* Use two ounces of apple cider vinegar, a few drops of bath oil or a cotton pouch of oatmeal in your bath.
* Use coconut oil as a body lotion.
* Dry indoor air is bad for eczema; use a humidifier and external creams and lotions from organic sources.
* Avoid wool and use cotton clothing.
* Use dust mite mattress and pillow covers, and launder sheets and pillowcases frequently.
* Do several rinse cycles on your laundry and don’t use scented antistatic products in the dryer.
* Make sure the soap you use does not irritate the skin. Use a neutral pH soap like castile ‐ made from olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil.
* Remove carpeting, stuffed toys, and vacuum frequently.

Detoxification:
* To remove toxins (yeast, heavy metals, radiation) that may be causing eczema use clay baths from LL’s Magnetic Clay. Start with the “Natural Clay.” Blend 1/4 to 1/2 cup of clay in your blender with 32oz of water and pour that into your hot water foot bath or tub. Soak for 30 min and shower off. Do a bath or footbath at least three times a week, more if you have time.

Supplements:
* Essential fatty acids: Choose one high in DHA for children and high in EFA for adults. Dosage: follow the label for children; adults, 2‐3,000 mg daily.
* Evening primrose oil and/or borage oil: Both provide essential omega‐6 fatty acids and support the immune system. Dosage: 1,000 mg twice daily.
Take EFAs with meals and avoid water with your meals so that fats and oils in your food will be absorbed properly. Water in the stomach along with oil will cause the oil globules to combine together in an oil puddle, which the body will have trouble absorbing.
* Vitamin D. Current research shows that most people require at lease 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day.
* Zinc: Choose an angstrom‐sized liquid mineral product. Take one dose twice daily.

Homeopathy:
Consult a homeopath or naturopath to find a homeopathic remedy suited to your condition.

*Excerpted and edited from my Future Health Now Encyclopedia eBook.

NOTE: If cortisone has been used for a long time before switching to natural remedies, the skin may go through an aggravation or worsening before getting better.

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

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

P.S. The Kovacs Perspective Internet Radio Show – Guest: Dr. Carolyn Dean, Author of “The Magnesium Miracle” Live Interview May 25th 9PM EST.
Tune in to the Live Show here: http://thekovacsperspective.com/ Call in line: 1-888-572-0141

P.P.S. I’ve changed the name of my wellness program to Completement Now! signifying grateful acceptance that we are all “complete” where we are but we are ready for more! In that way we can approach lifestyle change from a place of strength not from lack.

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReLyte.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health!
P.P.P.P.S. I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

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