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Making the Nightshades Less Deadly

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, July 15, 2011

Someone recently asked about the nightshade family of foods that I talk about in Module One of Completement Now!: Ancestral Diet. She says she has loved and used potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers a lot all her life, yet would be willing to do without them if they are as dangerous as some claim.

I told her that potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, cayenne, and Tabasco sauce are all from the nightshade family and contain alkaloids reputed to cause pain in the small joints of the hands and feet of certain individuals. Trouble is, there isn’t a test to say who will be affected and who won’t.

I’ve gotten a touch of finger pain when I’ve eaten way too many tomatoes from my garden so I know I’m sensitive. But I still enjoy tomatoes and occasional potatoes and some Tabasco sauce.

If you suspect you have a problem I think the trick is to rotate this family (so you don’t eat them every day), cook them when you can (which reduces the alkaloids about 50%) and enjoy the heck out of them when you eat them (it’s no good if you eat them and feel guilty or worry that you are doing yourself harm).

But if a client of mine has small joint arthritis (fingers, wrists, toes), I advise that they cut out all nightshades and see if that makes a difference in symptoms. It usually does!

Once I narrowed down the cause of a mime’s finger pain—which really got in the way of his art—to paprika! (he’s Polish).

You can also rub on magnesium oil or magnesium cream to treat finger pain. Some people soak a cloth in magnesium oil and wrap their fingers at night and get great relief.

After the arthritis clears, sometimes you can rotate some of the nightshades without problems. And by-the-way, it’s not arthritis at all but inflammation of the joints caused by the body attacking the foods it doesn’t want!

Be sure to forward this email to friends and family who may benefit from this information.

Join my Completement Now! 2-year online wellness program for 104 modules that will give you the tools you require 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.

Preventing & Treating Strokes & TIAs

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Here’s a common scenario that I hear from people who write to me for a consultation or advice.

“I was recently told by my doctor that my MRI shows I’m having TIAs (transient ischemic attacks-mini strokes). My total cholesterol is borderline at 211 but my doctor wants to put me on a statin drug and a blood thinner. I already take blood pressure meds, thyroid and lasix.”

Lasix is a diuretic that removes fluids from the body in order to lower blood pressure. Commonsense tells me that less water in the body means your blood can become “thicker,” which is a predisposition for stroke. When you take medication you are also setting yourself up for “thicker” blood. The body treats synthetic drugs as foreign substances triggering mechanisms to neutralize and eliminate the offender. That reaction is called inflammation, which is another predisposition for stroke.

What do I recommend to prevent TIAs and stroke? You may be surprised to hear that I start with magnesium. Why? Because magnesium will keep your blood pressure normal so you don’t end up on diuretics and blood pressure drugs; it will keep your cholesterol balanced so you don’t end up on statin drugs; and it will also naturally keep your blood from thickening.

Even in the extreme cases of stroke itself research shows that magnesium sulfate reduces the size of a stroke in animal studies. It has numerous beneficial neuroprotective and vascular effects. It is effective in treating in humans who have altered cerebral blood flow. And if administered early after stroke onset (within 3 hours) it prevents further damage.

What else can you do besides take magnesium? Eat well, exercise, be happy and detoxify. The nutrients for preventing stroke include bioflavins from organic fruit; essential fatty acids from wild salmon and coconut oil; and trace minerals from organic vegetables. I always encourage people to start with a good diet before buying expensive supplements.

My favorite methods of detoxification include magnesium and coconut oil. Everything is detailed under resources on my website and in past blogs but here’s an overview for new readers or for people who need to hear it over and over again before they get the message.

Magnesium oil and magnesium flakes: Rub the oil on your skin and use the magnesium flakes in baths and footbaths.

Magnetic clay: Use together with magnesium flakes. Blend ¼-½ cup and pour into a bath. When blended it won’t clump or clog drains. In fact, it probably cleans out your drains as well as any radiation effects in your body!

Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid that among dozens of other benefits helps detoxify all the fat in your body.

You can also join my online wellness program called Completement Now! and find out over the course of 2 years how to complete your life naturally.

Media: Check out my video series on diet on the HowCast network.

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.

Taking Iodine for Your Thyroid

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, July 7, 2011

Recently a client asked me about her use of Nascent Iodine. Iodine is important for thyroid function and to protect if from the excessive radiation in the atmosphere.

My client had taken my advice to use 10 drops daily in glass of water for the past nine months.

Since the bottle was almost empty she decided to test a couple of drops on the bottom of her foot to see if it was absorbed. The spot was still there in the morning so she thought she would discontinue it. Which is where she ran into problems.

A couple of days later she felt her system was off somehow. Though she could eat she felt nauseous and somewhat feverish and achy. She decided to take several drops again for a couple of days and felt much better. Now she wondered if she should continue taking 10 drops a day.

Here’s what I told her. You should never abruptly stop your intake of a supplement like iodine. And it’s important to take iodine on a regular basis.

I’ll give you the general instructions for taking Nascent Iodine where you slowly build up to saturation and then slowly wean down to a daily dose. If you decide to use iodine supplementation you have to take into account your current health history and work with your doctor (MD or ND) to determine your individual dosage.

Begin by taking your morning temperature as a baseline. A basal temperature taken under the arm should be 98-98.2. An oral temperature should be closer to 98.6. If your temperature is lower than normal, this implies your thyroid activity is diminished. (Mercury thermometers are still the most accurate way to take your temperature.)

You can test your iodine requirements by “painting” a drop or two of iodine on your wrist or the sole of your foot. Leave on overnight. If the drop leaves no stain on your skin in the morning, this means it’s all been absorbed and you require iodine. This is common with most people who do not supplement with iodine.

One drop of Nascent Iodine is equal to 0.4 mg. The RDA for iodine is set at 0.15mg, which is far too low. Iodine researchers now claim that we require much higher amounts. (See the power point and video below.)

Begin with 2 drops per day of Nascent Iodine in a glass of water for two weeks, then add two drops every week. Stop at 20 drops per day for adults. Remember, I’m not prescribing for you. Work with your doctor if you choose to use iodine in this way.

When your temperatures are in the normal range then cut back by 2 drops a week and stay with 10 drops a day for adults. The iodine can be increased to 20-30 drops a day for any type of infection.

There is a lot more to using iodine for the thyroid than I’m able to cover in a short blog. Here is a power point presentation that will prove to you the importance of iodine as a supplement.

You can also view the following video for more information about proper thyroid function. (This video is in a .mov file format, and requires a Quick Time plug-in. You can ignore the sales pitch for the NewsMax newsletter.)

As for a safe source of iodine, I use the Nascent Iodine available from LL’s Magnetic Clay. It’s a lower potency than Lugol’s iodine and therefore a safer and more gradual way to introduce iodine into your body.

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.

Hamburgers and Coconut Milk

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, July 4, 2011

I use coconut milk or coconut cream in several recipes:

1. Chicken or fish soups
2. Frozanas
3. Chocolate pudding with cacao and frozen banana

However I reached a new high in coconut culture a few weeks ago when I stirred 6 ounces of full fat coconut milk into a pound of organic hamburger meat. I also blended in a few ounces of essence sprouted rye bread to give it a different taste and texture to the recipe.

As I’m gently frying the hamburgers in coconut oil, I stir fry a few cut-up onions to which I add some diced tomatoes and shake in a good amount of Tabasco sauce. Then I pile the cooked hamburgers on top of the onions and tomatoes and serve. The hamburgers are soft and delicious, the best I’ve ever tasted.

You can use coconut milk, if you can find it, or organic coconut cream concentrate from Tropical Traditions where you can also find organic coconut oil…and grass-fed beef and bison as well!

Media:
A few months ago a video crew filmed me talking about over a dozen different fad diets and whether or not they could help you lose weight. You can see them at HowCast.com.

See my article: Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s on Natural News. On my website home page, www.drcarolyndean.com, scroll down and see several other blogs on coconut oil.

Giveaways: At the Nutritional Magnesium Association, our non-profit magnesium educational site, you can find educational magnesium videos and a free magnesium booklet that I wrote: Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health.

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

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

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

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.

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