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Drug Noncompliance BS

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, January 25, 2014
A couple of horrendously long Medscape articles really got my blood boiling this morning. One is called “An Epidemic of Noncompliance” the other “Can We Get Patients To Be More Compliant?” The writers said that doctors are “baffled by how many patients, particularly those with chronic conditions, don’t take their medications as prescribed – if at all.”Here are the noncompliance stats:

  • In the U.S, 3.8 Billion prescriptions are written each year; 50% are taken incorrectly or not at all.
  • In a 1,000-patient survey, 75% said they didn’t take their meds as directed.
  • In a 75,000-patient survey, 30% failed to fill a new prescription. New scripts for high BP, diabetes and high cholesterol were not filled 20-22% of the time.
  • In a 8,400-patient survey, only 1 in 3 were taking their high BP and high cholesterol drugs after 6 months.
  • In a 240,000-patient study, 30% were not taking their antidepressant meds after 6 months.

Then attempting to ‘baffle with bullshit,’ the article hammers at the same old tune that patients who don’t take their meds risk hospitalization and premature death. I’m sure they haven’t read my Death by Modern Medicine book. In the 3rd edition, the stats of drug side effects and deaths are even higher. Ten years ago it was ¾ of a million, now, over 1 Million people die prematurely per year due to modern medicine interventions.

But it struck me that noncompliance is the way medicine is going to explain away iatrogenic medicine. They are saying that you get sick and die because most of you are noncompliant anyway! Wow! Now there’s a Machiavellian twist.

Why are doctors so blind and don’t realize people don’t want to take meds that make them sicker, not better? After all, if their drugs worked, people would be happy to take them! One reason they are so blind is that the allopathic medical industry does not believe in drug side effects. In the articles they say one of the reasons for noncompliance is the “perceived side effects of drugs” by patients!

A person suffering a tendon rupture from the fluoride antibiotic, Cipro, does not have a “perceived side effect” that person could be crippled for life.

Here’s a long email (6 paragraphs) from a blog reader who wants to help her mother get off some of her meds. She said:

“Hello Dr. Dean. We shared with my mother your blog post about the 93 year old who stopped taking her BP meds after supplementing with Magnesium… also the familiar story of how visiting the doctor with a minor issue typically leads to a snowball drug effect. I think she has a hard time believing doctors would find it so easy to put you (keep you) on drugs without due cause – we’re ALL led to believe this fallacy!

In my own personal experience with trying to help family members improve their health, we had a sad event yesterday between my Mother and her Primary Physician. The experience was quite shocking and mind boggling to say the least.

We took her in for her checkup and told her doctor we wanted to try and get her off some medications, at the very least reduce where possible. We simply want our Mom to have the best quality of life that is left. We explained that we weaned her off the Statin as we felt the risk outweighed the benefits for her — at 84 my mom’s cholesterol is a low 145, she weighs a mere 120 lbs, and her lifestyle has improved greatly from 2005 when she started with Statins. She’s on other heart meds and also on Metformin for decades now, but no longer has risk factors for diabetes and we felt it was ridiculous to keep taking it. Sounds reasonable enough to monitor her blood sugar and go from there!

The doctor took all this to mean that we were questioning her ability as a doctor and flew off the handle at us, in a BIG way, accusing us of sabotaging our Mother’s health – ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mentality. We explained we wanted what was best for her, that we weren’t wanting to mess with her other heart drugs at this point, but so much of what she takes interacts with the other drugs, and based on symptoms, seem to be the likely cause of her problems, so yes, we want her off drugs, slowly but surely. She insisted our reasoning was off-base, saying it’s science and it’s working. Who were we to question it?! She basically scared my mom into believing she would die without the drugs!

Adding to all that, my Mom has taken calcium her entire life, as directed by her doctors, yet she still has Osteoporosis! She just had an Osteo test done and they’ve told her that her Osteo is now severe and she is at high risk for fracture. Now they want her to have the Reclast injection. They tell her she needs to keep taking her Calcium and Vitamin D3 but no mention of Magnesium!! Why don’t they address the fact that she’s been on calcium her whole life and it didn’t help!?

So, with all this, even though the magnesium is helping her we have little faith of getting anywhere without taking matters into our own hands. At this point we are feeling discouraged, and in the end, we must honor our Mother’s wishes. Unfortunately she will listen to the doctor, after all, ‘doctors know best!’ I realize it is difficult for older people to change. Personally I have hopes that the Magnesium will continue to make positive changes that may force the doctor to reconsider. There’s still hope, but honestly, sometimes I wish we were living on another planet!”

TAKE ACTION: What can you do about all this craziness. I suggest you go to Medscape.com and sign up as a free member and put the titles of the noncompliance articles into the search function and WRITE YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT EXACTLY WHY PEOPLE ARE NONCOMPLIANT WITH THEIR WORTHLESS DRUGS! Maybe more doctors will get the message! As for you and your family members, please avail yourself of the information I’ve learned over the past 45 years studying natural medicine.

MEDIA: SIGN UP for The Body Talk World Health Summit: Discover How To Fast Track Your Weight Loss and Wellness Breakthroughs. It launches on February 3rd and runs until Feb 12th.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Body Talk Summit

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, January 23, 2014
The third Health Summit I’m involved in so far in 2014 launches on February 3rd and runs until Feb 12th. It’s called The Body Talk World Health Summit: Discover How To Fast Track Your Weight Loss and Wellness Breakthroughs. It is inspired and hosted by the irrepressible Tonia Lewis, who is on a mission to make health information freely available to you.Tonia and I had a great interview about magnesium, minerals and yeast, the three things I know that truly affect weight. You will have access to a total of 30 health experts on this Summit when you sign up for Body Talk. Every day of the Summit you will receive an email inviting you to listen in.If you think you’ve heard it all, remember, changing your beliefs about weight and food and what you desire is like the layers of an onion, sometimes you need to add more layers to really make the information stick.Listening to this Summit can be done when you are multitasking, so don’t think it’s going to take time out of your day. Just listen for the tidbits that will help you on your health journey.LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean”, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Weight Loss Wisdom

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, January 19, 2014
This is the year of the health summit! I’m a presenter in five of them so far in 2014.The Ultimate Weight Loss Success Summit runs from Monday January 20 until February 15, 2014 with new speakers every day. My presentation is on January 24th. Just click on the link and sign up, for free, and every day you will be emailed a link to the interviews. In those 26 days, you will find many strategies you can put to use in your desire to balance your weight.During my talk I referenced an article I wrote for Natural News. Please read: Magnesium – The Weight Loss Cure. The title was “tongue-in-cheek” until I realized how accurate it was.Magnesium isn’t the only mineral that’s important to the body, but it is the most important, especially my magnesium, called ReMag. After magnesium come iodine, selenium, manganese, molybdenum and zinc. This grouping supports the thyroid, but each mineral assists the body in many remarkable ways. Another six minerals – boron, calcium, chromium, copper, potassium and sodium make up ReMyte to support bones, adrenals, prostate and innumerable other functions in the body.The other major aspect of weight loss is getting your yeast under control.  I’ve written extensively about yeast. You can google my name and yeast for more information. You can also go to The Yeast Connection website for more information.

Book Review: On Amazon about The Magnesium Miracle: “This Book Saved My Life. I have been suffering with migraine headaches for a long time. The pain was becoming unbearable. I was getting concerned that I was going to become disabled. I happened upon a blog post while I was researching natural cures for migraines. Someone had mentioned this book and how magnesium had changed their life. I thought what the heck and bought the book. Within a week of using magnesium, my migraines were cut in half. Now after just a few short months. My migraines are gone. I mean it, they are gone! And I’ve also noticed a general calmness now that I haven’t felt in I don’t know how long. I strongly encourage everyone to read this book. It could save your life or the life of someone your love.”

Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health on Mercola.com has close to 300,000 views and over 11,000 Facebook forwards. Keep viewing and keep forwarding and keep saving lives.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Killer Beta Blocker Guidelines

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, January 16, 2014
Just in time to add to the outrage expressed in the 3rd Edition of my Death by Modern Medicine book comes a provocative headline “Killer Guidelines” in my Medscape mail alerting me to an article in Forbes called “Medicine or Mass Murder: Guideline Based on Discredited Research May Have Caused 800,000 Deaths in Europe Over the Last 5 Years.”It seems that European guidelines to give everyone beta blockers to prevent heart symptoms during any type of surgery has lead to many unnecessary deaths. The original paper, studying the problem found data was faked to create the guidelines and there were at least 10,000 deaths each year from the inappropriate use of beta blockers. Further research published Jan 3, 2014 in the European Heart Journal under the title Research Failure Can Result In Lost Lives estimates as many as 800,000 people in Europe over the last 5 years were killed by these inappropriate guidelines.Researchers say the number of lives lost “is so large that the only context in the last 50 years comes from the largest scale professional failures in the political sphere.” Forbes says that “The 800,000 deaths are comparable in size to the worst cases of genocide and mass murder in recent history.”The Forbes article ended with the following “There is, it has now become clear, a general lack of concern and response to evidence of scientific fraud and misconduct. Journal editors, deans, department chairs, and others seem more concerned with protecting the reputation of their respective institutions than aggressively upholding the integrity of science and research.”

I read the EHJ paper online but one hour later, I could no longer access it! I wanted to quote the part where the main concerns expressed seemed to be for the humiliating blow to so-called scientific research but nothing said about the incredible number of lives lost. Of course, I wondered why it was pulled.

My message? Magnesium deficiency is often the underlying causes of heart disease and is a natural calcium channel blocker, beta blocker, statin, ACE Inhibitor and diuretic without the harmful side effects. Giving magnesium before and during surgery will save lives, not extinguish them like this beta blocker fiasco.

More than Magnesium: After a recent blog, someone reminded me that tachycardia can also be due to underlying psychological problems. She said: “I was in my late thirties when I began to get tachycardia. I had 3 children, a husband, a mother and I was taking care of all of them.  After suffering symptoms for a few months I put on my thinking cap.  We were middle class, ate well and lived well so I knew it was not a physical ailment.  I sat with the tachycardia day after day and began monitoring what was going on psychologically.  I went through all known problems and finally got down to my mother.  The minute I realized the fear I had of her the palpitations stopped.  A few days later I decided to test this revelation.  I sat down on the couch and thought of my mother and the palpitations started.  I started to laugh.  The culprit was emotional. Once the fear was understood it died and I never had another twinge. This really elevated my understanding of the mind/body system.”

When Magnesium Makes Me Worse
is a blog I did Oct 11, 2012. It’s really worth reading to understand how the best way to take magnesium. I’ve updated it many times since it was first published.

Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid is the most instructive blog for the mega-stressed-out individual to help focus on where to begin your healing journey.
MEDIA: Listen to an in depth interview I did Jan 9, 2014 on Lena Live about magnesium and yeast and all things natural. It’s available in as a Podcast through iTunes.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Magnesium in the Media

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, January 10, 2014

It’s been a busy media month and a busy year. Let me list the various events I’ve participated in so you can keep learning about magnesium and minerals and RnA Drops and their interaction with yeast, thyroid, adrenals and sex hormones.

Jan 9, 2014: Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral on Red Ice Creations: Radio 3Fourteen. This is a great interview and I even got to speak about the amazing properties of RnA Drops. I imagine I’ll be back on the show for a more in depth discussion. You can also view a youtube video, Magnesium – Unsung Hero of Health of that audio interview created by Ginney Almighty, my cohost of Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean.

January 7, 2014: This was a new experience for me. It’s a “Live Chat: Resolve to Lose Weight” on Canada.com with typed responses. It turns out I was “up against” a couple of Registered Dieticians who spouted erroneous diet solutions such as: Drink Diet Beverages, Don’t avoid sugar, gluten and dairy! which of course I had to counter. The host ignored the fist fight in the corner, but the words are still there on the site for you to scan! The chat appears on Postmedia’s newspaper websites (including the Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen and several others) as well as on canada.com.

December 29, 2013: The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit is ending soon, so be sure and get in there and register to listen to all 27 guest speakers. My talk on magnesium was on Dec 29.

Dec 8, 2013: Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health has over 286,000 views and over 11,000 Facebook forwards. Keep viewing and keep forwarding and keep saving lives. The article is translated into Spanish as well.

March 20, 2013: if you still haven’t had enough magnesium, listen to my 3-hour Coast to Coast AM radio appearance with George Noory.

Scary Stories from Allopathic Medicine
1. A doctor from a prestigious medical school, who is about to retire said the way medicine is today, she would never want to be a doctor if she was just starting out now. Her practice was told by insurance companies that they had to see a patient every 10 minutes because they were spending too much time talking to patients and not writing enough prescriptions.

2. If you have “never been well” since surgery, consider that the inhaled anesthetic used, such as Desflurane, may contain fluoride molecules and bind up the majority of your magnesium. What’s the treatment – take lots of magnesium and get your Magnesium RBC levels up to 6.0-6.5mg/dL. Order the test from www.requestatest.com for $49.00.

3. 70% of the American population is on at least one medication and that medication is very likely draining their magnesium and they will never know…unless someone tells them!

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Ultimate Bernie Siegel & A Makeover

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, January 2, 2014

Today, Bernie Siegel took the stage at The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit. Sign up and you’ll be sent an email with the URL to attend the archive of this free lecture and all the ones from the previous week. I appeared on Day 3 and that audio is still available. Also, most speakers have bonus gifts to share. There are 27 guest speakers with 2 speakers on the virtual podium every day. Please join now and support your own health.

The makeover that I’ll share was inspired by my Dec 28, 2013 post on Balancing Adrenals & Thyroid. A 47-year old woman with 6 children ages 18-5 wrote me about her anxiety and panic attacks, daily heart palpitations and 3 tachycardia episodes over the last 2 years. All the doctors could find was low iron. She said that 3 different cardiologists said there was nothing wrong with her heart but she must have an “inclination toward tachycardia and beta blockers should take care of it.” She did not want to be on drugs so early in her life but she said she goes to bed every night afraid and is afraid every day. She said she just began to take magnesium, calcium, Vitamin D, 5000iu due to deficiency, and Vitamin K. She also recently changed her diet and is trying to stick to a lean protein, vegetables, seeds and nuts.

I was pretty shocked by this story, especially doctors medicating an “inclination to tachycardia!” Here is what I wrote back about what I would personally do.

1. If I had 6 children, my thyroid would be low and that might not show up on blood tests.
2. When one mineral (iron) is low, most of them are usually low.
3. When magnesium is low, anxiety, panic attacks, palpitations and tachycardia occur.
4. Taking more than 1,000 iu a day of Vit D depletes magnesium.
5. Taking calcium depletes magnesium.
6. Full Disclosure: The minerals I take and recommend are my own. ReMag for magnesium and ReMyte for multiple minerals including the 6 minerals that the thyroid needs to function properly and minerals for adrenal support.
7. I take 1/2 tsp three times a day of ReMag but needed 1 tsp three times a day at the beginning to get rid of my heart palpitations and leg cramps. After two months I only needed the 1/2 tsp three times a day.
8. I take 1/2 tsp three times a day of ReMyte, which got me off Armour thyroid meds.
9. For the adrenals I also take 1/4 tsp sea salt in every pint of drinking water and drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water per day.
10. If you have more questions google my name and the question and I’ve most likely written about it.

UPCOMING MEDIA: Join me on a Live Chat called Resolve to Lose Weight Jan 7, 2014 at 11am PST.
PAST MEDIA: Listen to my 3-hour Coast to Coast AM radio appearance. Watch and read about – Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health and Facebook it to your friends AGAIN!
iON: In the New Year you can have a happier time with some basic iON philosophies. Relax & Allow – Would you rather be Happy or Right? – Love is not an Emotion, it’s a Force Field. There are lots of websites where you can play with iON: HowIonic; Ginney’s 2012RnARadio Site; Bart’s RnA Drops Blog: Bart’s Interactive Website.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, December 28, 2013

Here is the response from someone on an online forum when I posted my Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Insufficiency excerpt from my ReMyte book (Invisible Minerals Part I – Multiple Minerals).

“Dr. Dean, thank you so much. In over 15 years of struggling with hypothyroid, adrenal fatigue, and fibromyalgia, and going to multiple doctors, I have never heard such a complete picture of how the thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones work together and how to repair them.” You can download a free copy of this book and its companion Invisible Minerals Part II – Magnesium about ReMag from the RnA Drops website under the Knowledge Base/Free Ebooks.

But first, I want to remind you that today, December 29, 2013, I’ll be on The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit. It’s an end-of-the year symposium that will help you make great health choices for 2014 – and it’s free. There are 24 guest speakers with 2 speakers on the virtual podium every day. Please join now and support your own health.

Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Insufficiency
Minerals play a huge part in the rehabilitation of two major hormone systems in the body. The three major hormone systems in the body: adrenals, thyroid and sex hormones, I refer to as a three-sided stool. When one of the legs of the stool is shortened, it affects the other two. This can be seen on blood testing; when cortisol levels go up, thyroid hormone levels go down.

There is an ongoing debate among natural medicine practitioners about what comes first, adrenal fatigue or thyroid insufficiency and what do you treat first? I think it’s a moot point because they are often not looking at one of the main causes of both conditions – mineral deficiency, which means you can treat the two conditions simultaneously.

The standard treatment for thyroid, even for natural medicine practitioners, is to give thyroid replacement therapy. It may be the more natural form of Armour thyroid, but it’s still treating with hormones instead of treating the reason the thyroid became weakened in the first place. In my experience, most low thyroid conditions are caused by mineral deficiency.

Treating disease in a linear format, one thing at a time, is not consistent with the way the body works, where everything is interrelated and works synergistically.

It’s usually agreed that the most common reasons for adrenal fatigue and dysfunction are poor diet, mineral deficiency, intense emotional stress, chronic inflammation and an underactive thyroid. But what’s causing the inflammation and underactive thyroid, and what diet is feeding into the problem?

Since I’ve worked closely with Candida (yeast) overgrowth for decades, I think a poor diet of refined sugars, high gluten wheat and processed dairy feeds yeast. Diet, antibiotics and cortisol from acute and chronic emotional stress causes yeast overgrowth.

There are 178 different yeast toxins that are produced by yeast in their life cycle. These toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream and lead to a chronic inflammatory state that can cause arthritis, chronic fatigue and pain. Magnesium and molybdenum help detoxify yeast toxins. Some yeast toxins can directly block thyroid function and possibly adrenal function as well. The best anti-inflammatory agent available to the body is magnesium. When magnesium is depleted because of being overused, adrenal fatigue symptoms continue unabated.

The treatment for adrenal fatigue begins with sodium, which is vitally important for proper adrenal function. If your adrenal glands are weak or depleted as indicated by exhaustion, low blood pressure and chronic stress, there is a combined sodium and magnesium depletion. If you start taking large doses of magnesium without replacing sodium, you may feel even worse. I recommend ¼ tsp of sea salt in every pint of drinking water. How much water? Half your body weight in ounces of water.

The best diet for the adrenals is a yeast-free diet avoiding sugar, wheat and dairy to cut down on the body-wide inflammation that yeast produces. Magnesium will also treat inflammation. The adrenals are supported with food-based Vitamin C Complex and Vitamin B Complex. Under the Resources Link on the Dr Carolyn Dean website, I recommend Grown by Nature and Natural Vitality brands and give you links for discounts.

The other key ingredient to adrenal health is plenty of rest. In one of my blogs I call it “Lying Down Therapy.” Please don’t think you can “tough it out” and just “muscle your way through” adrenal fatigue. That’s the worst thing you can do. You may require 8-10 hours of sleep and naps to fully recover. It’s extremely important to take care of your adrenals because they are responsible for the production of more than 50 hormones that are essential for proper body function.

Extra sleep, rest, sea salt and high dose magnesium work to help alleviate adrenal fatigue. But it’s also important to face the cause of your stress and realize your body may be producing physical symptoms as a result of this stress.

Adrenal stress causes loss of minerals, across the board, that have to be replaced. I recommend ReMag for magnesium and ReMyte for its 12 minerals. As noted above, I also recommend ¼ tsp of sea salt in each pint of drinking water for the dozens of trace minerals in salt. If someone isn’t able to eat enough greens, I recommend potassium broth. You can find the recipe for this broth under the heading Potassium. (in my ReMyte book).

Some practitioners suggest that you have to take DHEA and pregnenolone for adrenal repair but I have some more simple suggestions. Instead of immediately jumping to hormone replacement, let’s use the proper building blocks to make our own hormones. For example, transdermal magnesium using ReMag in a spray bottle will stimulate DHEA receptors. You need cholesterol to make hormones like pregnenolone and for cholesterol you need good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil.

The third requirement for making your own hormones is properly functioning enzyme systems. And we know that in order for enzyme systems to function properly you need lots of bioavailable magnesium.

An underactive thyroid, as one of the triggers for adrenal fatigue, has its own list of causes that includes thyroid receptor blockage due to yeast toxins. So, the diet for underactive thyroid is the same as for adrenal fatigue. Six minerals in ReMyte that support thyroid function include: iodine, selenium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum and zinc.

The sex hormones, are also supported by minerals and the proper function of the thyroid and adrenals. DHEA stimulation by transdermal magnesium will stimulate production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. I’ve had clients tell me that when they started taking ReMag and ReMyte, their bioidentical hormones started working 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.

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Exercise Is Better Than Drugs

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, December 26, 2013
We knew it all along but researchers have finally confirmed that Exercise is better than Drugs.It’s not just that exercise is better but it doesn’t cause harm, like drugs do. The study title reads: “Exercise May Match Medication in Reducing Mortality Associated With Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes.” Since science can’t come to any conclusions or offer any advice, it’s going to say exercise “may” match medication. So, I’m taking the leap and telling you that exercise is better than drugs.Journalists reporting on this study say that “Researchers may be concentrating so much on pharmaceutical interventions that they downplay or even ignore the health benefits of exercise.” I’ve said the same thing many times. Doctors who don’t exercise and don’t eat properly themselves are the last people to give advice. They also don’t get paid to talk to you about lifestyle interventions so they don’t spend any time on it.

Here are the findings of this BMJ study published October 1, 2013. They performed an analysis of previous exercise and drug trials and compared the two and found that:

1. Exercise and drug interventions may provide similar benefits in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

2. Exercise was more effective than drug treatment among patients recovering from stroke.

3. But diuretics were more effective than exercise in heart failure.

About the third point. If a person uses the right kinds of magnesium and electrolytes (ReMag and ReMyte) they can avoid heart failure. And ReMag and ReMyte along with exercise gives you triple protection.

So, dust off your health club membership, start walking, swimming, riding a bicycle, dancing, doing tai chi or yoga. Anything that makes your body move more is exercise and it’s going to keep you well. I walk, swim, use an exercise bicycle and do T-Tapp every day.

UPCOMING EVENT: Starting tomorrow, December 27, 2013 is The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit. An end-of-the year symposium that will help you make great health choices for 2014 – and it’s free. There are 24 guest speakers with 2 speakers on the virtual podium every day. My talk is on December 29th and it’s on my favorite topic – Magnesium. Please join now and support your own health.

MAGNESIUM RESEARCH: Hidden away the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (GFHNRC) is Dr. Forrest Nielsen proving every day that magnesium is a miracle. If you search his name on the GFHNRC site, you’ll find he’s done dozens of human studies on minerals, including magnesium. He’s proven that low magnesium is associated with numerous disorders including coronary heart disease, fatigue, hypertension, migraine headaches, sleep disorders, mood disturbances, and osteoporosis.

MEDIA: Listen to my 3-hour Coast to Coast AM radio appearance. Watch and read about – Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health and Facebook it to your friends AGAIN! Check out our new RnA Drops Website and you can pick up my Invisible Minerals Part I and II books for free. Click on Knowledge Base and then Free EBook on the upper right.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Holiday Appreciation and Gifts

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, December 23, 2013

I send out thanks and appreciation to everyone as I recap an amazing year!!

A 3-hour Coast to Coast AM radio appearance allowed the message of magnesium to be heard by millions. A video and article – Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health has had over 270,000 views. People are telling me that these two pieces of magnesium education, especially the video, are the best way to get their friends and family involved with this important mineral.

Happily, our new RnA Drops Website went Live December 22, 2013! Check it out. It’s quite awesome!

RnA Drops are giving people a new chance at perfect cells and amazing mental/emotional/physical health. ReMag is more powerful and safer than IV magnesium. ReMyte (just released March 22/13) is bringing back people’s thyroids and adrenal glands. ReNew is working miracles on the skin. ReAline is clearing out the trash! They all make great presents. In the meantime, under the Knowledge Base on the site you can download free copies of Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte and send them around to your friends and family.

I’m also remodeling my own website. My updated Health Library can be viewed at Organized Wisdom. It contains an outrageous amount of information, almost 600 videos, audios and articles including a new RnA Drops and Completement Formula Link.

If your friends don’t believe the health care system has failed us, I give you – Helke Ferrie, a brilliant medical anthropologist and health writer who is offering her latest book Creative Outrage for free on her website. It describes the plight of millions caught in a system that allows the pharmaceutical industry to create drugs simply for huge profits.

In the New Year you can have a happier time with some basic iON philosophies. Relax & Allow. Would you rather be Happy or Right? Love is not an Emotion, it’s a Force Field. There are lots of websites where you can play with iON: HowIonic; Ginney’s 2012RnARadio Site; Bart’s RnA Drops Blog: Bart’s Interactive Website.

Starting December 27, 2013 is The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit. An end-of-the year symposium that will help you make great health choices for 2014 – and it’s free. There are 24 guest speakers with 2 speakers on the virtual podium every day. My talk is on December 29th and it’s on my favorite topic – Magnesium. Please join now and show your support.

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

Aloha

Carolyn

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

Ultimate Women’s Health Summit

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I was recently asked if I would be interested in doing a speaking tour for a new book I’m writing. I thought about it for 2.3 seconds and said – No Thank You! Besides the energy and financial costs involved in traveling around the country, I wondered who has time to go to talks anymore. I know I don’t.I find the best way to pass on health information is via my 2-hour radio show: Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean. A close second is the health webinars and conferences that I’m often asked to speak at.One such summit begins on December 27, 2013. The Ultimate Women’s Health Summit is an end-of-the year symposium that will help you make great health choices for 2014 – and it’s free. There are 24 guest speakers with 2 speakers on the virtual podium every day. My talk is on December 29th and it’s on my favorite topic – magnesium.

Let me assure you this summit is not simply for entertainment purposes. Taking charge of your health is a serious matter and you want to hear what the experts have to say.

Otherwise you’re faced with mainstream media telling you what the drug companies want you to know about health. I wrote recently that Magnesium Deficiency and Yeast Overgrowth are the main reasons for chronic disease but I said the public is never going to know this because hospitals are now banning vitamins from their formulary.

The latest outrage is the wide promotion of a study that purportedly shows vitamins are useless! Lord Suffering Cats, how can the vitamin and mineral cofactors that are NECESSARY in EVERY METABOLIC PROCESS in our bodies be evil? Unless they interfere with drug sales? Yes, then they are evil.

An op-ed on this study in the New York Times told us to Skip the Supplements. It says supplements are being banned because The Joint Commission responsible for hospital accreditation in the United States requires that dietary supplements be treated like drugs.

So there you have it. We should obtain our vitamins and minerals from our food. But we can’t because our soils are depleted of minerals and contaminated with chemicals that further bind up minerals. And these minerals are now designated as drugs. It’s all over folks, unless you take matters in your own hands.

Although I don’t condone synthetic vitamins or dirt-based minerals, you can absolutely see the difference in people’s health when they take supplements that are well absorbed. For example, the testimonials on ReMag (magnesium) and ReMyte (multimineral) are incredible. The Magnesium Advocacy Group on Facebook has similar outpourings of positive things to say about these minerals.

You are already taking matters in your own hands by reading this blog and sending it to all your friends. You can also go to The Ultimate Woman’s Summit  and register now. You’ll see a list of the other guest speakers and their topics pertaining to your health, which only you can preserve. Take Charge or Take Cover!

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: To get well and stay well, join my 2-year online wellness program called  Completement Now! The best low glycemic, Non-GMO meal replacement that I use every day is Whey Too Good. The various types of magnesium to take are on my website under Resources including my product ReMag. The most commonly used magnesium is Natural Calm available at VitaCost and most health food stores. Under books you’ll find my eBooks: How to Change Your Life with Magnesium, Future Health Now Encyclopedia & Death by Modern Medicine. For angstrom minerals go to HealthShop. For Detoxing I use LL’s Magnetic Clay and Magnesium Flakes. For yeast overgrowth, IBS and digestive disorders, I recommend Prescript Assist. For Coconut products and Antioxidant Green Powder go to Tropical Traditions. For food-based supplements Grown by Nature offers my readers a 20% discount on your purchases. At checkout, just enter the code: gbn123. For psychological and emotional issues I recommend EFTThe Linden Method (for anxiety) and The Healing Codes. For everything and everything else, take RnA Drops and read my Blog about RnA Drops.  To help you decide pick up a free bottle of RnA Drops with no obligation.
NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health.
WARNING: This blog is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. It’s up to you to make the decisions about your own health. I have zero staff and I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

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