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46 Million in the U.S. have Arthritis

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, July 13, 2014

Here is a wonderful testimonial from a blog reader.

“My 73-year old friend, Grace, who has arthritis, was diagnosed with trigger finger and she was given a cortisone shot but it only lasted 4 weeks. The arthritis gives her excruciating pain and she can’t use her hands till the afternoon and her hands are so swollen that she can’t even see between her fingers. So I introduced her to ReMag and so far she is sleeping much better. I told her to give it time cause it has been only 3 weeks. Then I told her about ReMyte. She received the ReMyte on Friday and started taking it and called me today, which is 2 days later and told me her pain and swelling subsided quite a bit and for the first time in a long while she can open and close her fingers. I’m so exited for her. The doctors said they could only help her with cortisone shots or surgery and she held off on the surgery because they couldn’t guarantee it would work.”

According to RheumatoidArthritis.net, arthritis affects more than 46 million people resulting in disability for 19 million. Arthritis causes more disability than heart disease, diabetes, and back or spine problems. Osteoarthritis (prevalence ~26.9 million), gout (prevalence ~6.1 million), rheumatoid arthritis (prevalence ~1.3 million) in the US.

I scanned the medical sites and it’s true, they only offer arthritic patients pain killers, anti-inflammatories, cortisone shots or surgery, all of which deplete magnesium and more minerals. There is no medical “cure.” What if one of the causes of arthritis is a mineral deficiency but doctors, who know nothing about recommending minerals will never be able to help their patients.

There are many people like Grace who take ReMag and ReMyte (and ReAline) and their “arthritis” improves. Why is that?

Minerals do their best work inside cells. They pull water in after them to assist in thousands of metabolic processes. If you are deficient in minerals, water has nowhere to go and ends up in tissue spaces causing painful swelling. If you are deficient in minerals you will also have more auto-immune disease, more inflammation, more pain and more swelling.

The following minerals, that help prevent and treat arthritis, are included in ReMyte: Magnesium, Boron, Calcium, Zinc, Manganese, Copper. Sulfur, which is found in my ReAline is also important. Sulfur promotes the health of ligaments, cartilage, collagen and tendons; it can be accessed in ReAline through the two sulfur amino acids, dl-methionine and l-taurine.

SUMMITS:
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year. My interview is on July 19, 2014.
Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which will launch in August.
Sign up for the Sexyfit Summit now.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the FAQ link.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean”, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

Minerals not Meds for Metabolic Syndrome

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Metabolic Syndrome has so many different names attesting to the inability of medicine to define it or treat it. It’s known as Metabolic Syndrome X, Syndrome X, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome, Cardiometabolic Syndrome, and CHAOS – an acronym for Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Adult onset diabetes, Obesity, and Stroke.

What makes a person’s metabolism faulty you ask? Doctors say it’s all lifestyle problems.

1. Lack of physical exercise
 (But many people don’t exercise because they don’t have enough energy because of lack of magnesium.)
2. Genetics (Genes don’t go bad in one generation – that’s just an excuse for doctors not realizing the mineral deficiency that drives metabolic syndrome.)
3. Weight gain (Low thyroid because of a lack of 9 minerals and yeast overgrowth are largely responsible.)
4. A diet high in carbohydrates (Craving for carbs is driven by yeast overgrowth and that, along with low magnesium, causes the high rate of inflammation in metabolic syndrome.) Read one of my recent articles: Sugar Increases Hypertension.

The signs and symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome are epidemic in our population. They include:

1. Elevated blood pressure
2. Increased tendency for clots to form in the blood
3. Increased inflammation
4. Central obesity, where fat accumulates around the abdominal area.
5. Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance
6. High levels of triglycerides and low levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) in the blood.
7. Plaque on blood vessel walls leading to heart disease

I’ve realized over the years is that the body’s metabolism depends on minerals and if you don’t have sufficient quantities your energy becomes run down, your thyroid is low, your adrenals are fatigued and your sex hormones are reduced which drive you into early female and male menopause.

We know that doctors have all but given up on lifestyle intervention and they just turn to drugs to bandaid the problem.

WebMD says: “You may need medicine to help with metabolic syndrome, if lifestyle changes aren’t enough to reduce your risks. Some drugs you might use are:
High blood pressure medicines, which include ACE inhibitors (like Capoten and Vasotec), angiotensin II receptor blockers (like Cozaar and Diovan) diuretics, beta-blockers, and other drugs.
Cholesterol medicines, which include statins (like Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Mevacor, Pracachol and Zocor), niacin (like Niacor, Niaspan and Nicolar), bile acid resins (like Colestid and Questron), Zetia, and other drugs.
Diabetes medicines, which may be necessary if you have glucose intolerance. Drugs include Glucophage, Actos, and Avandia.
Low-dose aspirin, which can reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes. It may be especially important for people who are “prothrombotic,” or prone to blood clots.

Yes, there are dozens of drugs all lined up for you to use. You probably know what I think of these drugs – they are all magnesium wasters and when you take them you can develop more high blood pressure, more high cholesterol and more high blood sugar as a direct result. But drugs – not nutrient – is all that doctors have been taught.

What do I recommend?
1. ReMag: picometer magnesium for high absorption to reach therapeutic levels of magnesium.
2. ReMyte: picometer minerals – 9 of which support the thyroid, several that support sex hormones, liver, prostate, adrenals, immune system and all other body tissues.
Sea salt or Himalayan salt: 1/8-1/4 tsp in every pint of drinking water. Drink ½ your body weight (in lbs) in ounces of water. Minerals need water in order to work properly at the cellular level.
Read the ReMag and ReMyte books at RnA Reset under the FAQs for more information on dosages.
3. ReAline: dl-methionine and l-taurine amino acid precursors to glutathione for detox and methylated B’s. (Folic acid is not yet methylated but will be in the near future.)
4. RnA Drops. Start with a sample bottle and see how you feel on it. These drops can help your body make perfect cells.

SUMMITS:
1. Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit, my 6th Summit of the year. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
2. For my 7th Summit for 2014, I did a wonderful interview with Michele Greenman about the Completement Formulas and how they assist weight loss and body balance. Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which will launch in August.
3. My 8th Summit for 2014 is called Sexyfit created by Zlata Sushchik featuring experts in nutrition, fitness and accountability to help you achieve a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. Enter your name to join the Sexyfit Summit now.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte under the FAQs.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

ADHD Rx That Helps, Not Hurts the Heart

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Danish study ADHD Meds Tied to Cardio Risk found that the drugs given to kids for ADHD can double the risk of heart disease.

Kids with an ADHD diagnosis increased from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011. In the age group of all children 4-17 years, prescriptions for ADHD drugs increased from 4.8% in 2007 to 6.1% in 2011.

I was pretty hyper when I was a kid, but my parents channeled all that energy into a paper route, sports, girl guides and every possible group at church and school.

Why was I hyper? I ate a lot of sugar and I also had magnesium deficiency. I’d get terrible leg and back cramps that “came out of the blue” and were attributed to me lifting and carrying too much and racing around like a maniac. I could outrun everyone in my school but I refused to go out for track because it was too boring.

I think most kids with ADHD have magnesium deficiency, low thyroid function and toxicity. When they are forced to take medication to suppress their so-called ADHD symptoms they just get more more toxic and develop more magnesium deficiency because that’s what drugs do. And doctors don’t know anything about magnesium deficiency, how to treat low thyroid and toxicity.

1. Magnesium deficiency – 80% of the population is deficient, that includes kids.
2. Low thyroid – most women today have low thyroid function and pass that onto their kids. By the second pregnancy a woman’s thyroid is usually quite low.
3. Toxicity – from vaccines, a fast food diet, air, food and water pollution.

The treatment protocol
I recommend to my clients includes the following instead of drugs:
1. Start with ReMag, magnesium. The dosage is 1/3 to 1/2 the adult dose.
2. ReMyte, multiple mineral with 9 minerals that support the thyroid; including zinc for the immune system, chromium for the pancreas, selenium for growth pains. The dosage is 1/3 to 1/2 the adult dose.
3. ReAline, with its sulfur-based amino acids precursors to glutathione the natural chelator and detoxifier of the body. And it’s methylated B vitamins.
4. RnA Drops, at a dose of 1 drop twice a day under the tongue to help make perfect cells. You can also put a drop or two at the base of the skull for brain balancing.
5. Epsom salts and Clay baths.
Blend ½ cup of clay in a blender with water and put in the bath along with 1-2 cups of Epsom salts.
6. A yeast free diet avoiding sugar, gluten and dairy. This is the most difficult part of the protocol for parents to implement with their kids.
7. Prescript Assist probiotic. http://www.magneticclay.com/123.html

SUMMITS: In my 7th Summit for 2014, I did a wonderful interview with Michele Greenman about the Completement Formulas and how they assist weight loss and body balance. Sign up for the Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss, which will launch in August.
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the FAQs.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean”, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future
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.

Your Thyroid Needs 9 Minerals

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, July 6, 2014

Further to my blog of Dec. 28, 2013 Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid, I now realize that the thyroid needs at least nine minerals for proper function.

Decades ago I thought it was only iodine. Then years ago I found out that selenium is also necessary. And when I wrote the first version of Invisible Minerals: Part II – Multiple Minerals about ReMyte, I found 6 minerals involved with thyroid hormone production. Now the total is up to 9 and there may be more. That why, besides ReMyte (which contains 12 minerals including 9 for the thyroid) I recommend that everyone take sea salt in their drinking water to get the wee bits of 72 minerals that the sea and the earth provide. (Sea Salt: ¼ tsp in every pint of drinking water.)

Below is an overview of the 9 thyroid minerals. All this information is in the free ReMyte Book at RnA ReSet in the FAQ section where it is called Invisible Minerals Part II. You may be like me when you see a list of things that nutrients can do and you just think “prove it.” But what I know about ReMyte is that the enhanced absorption of picometer minerals (due to their size) makes them truly functional and therapeutic. Whereas dirt minerals may be 4-20% absorbed, picometer minerals reach 100% absorption.

As I say in my blog and the ReMyte book, medicine treats hypothyroidism with hormone replacement therapy with patients fighting to get a prescription of natural hormones from their doctor. However, the real crux of the matter is the building-block minerals that your thyroid needs to make perfect thyroid cells. This perfection can also be enhanced with RnA Drops and ReAline.

Iodine: T3 has 3 iodine molecules; T4 has 4. So it’s safe to say that the thyroid can’t function without iodine. T4 or (thyroxine) is 68 percent iodine by weight, and T3 (triiodothyronine) is 58 percent.
Selenium: A necessary cofactor in the production of thyroxine (T4), It also converts T4 to the more active form, T3. A total 11 selenium-dependent enzymes have been identified as necessary for thyroid function and thyroid hormone production. If you take iodine without selenium, you can cause selenium deficiency. If you take selenium without iodine, you can cause iodine deficiency.
Zinc: Required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiency can result in hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones are essential for the absorption of zinc. The hair loss attributed to hypothyroidism may not improve with thyroid hormone replacement unless zinc supplements are added.
Molybdenum: Molybdenum-dependent enzymes function in the oxidative system of thyrocytes (thyroid epithelial cells). They also play an important role in T3 (thyroglobulin) release from the thyroid gland.
Boron: Helps the conversion of the storage form of thyroid hormone, T4, to T3, the active form.
Copper: Plays an important role in the metabolism of the amino acid tyrosine, which is a precursor to T4 (thyroxine).
Chromium: Enhances insulin activity playing a major role in the regulation of insulin release and its effects on carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism. Conversion of T4 to T3 is influenced by insulin, so in a roundabout way, chromium helps this conversion.
Manganese: Required to transport the hormone thyroxine into our cells.
Magnesium: Calcium and magnesium must be balanced in the body to ensure proper thyroid function. If there is too much calcium, thyroid hormones can become diminished. Magnesium is the regulator of calcium absorption and utilization.

Please read Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid, to get the full picture of the intricate dance among your thyroid, adrenals and sex hormones. Then take the simple but necessary steps that I outline to ensure they are balanced. If you don’t do this yourself, you can be sure nobody else will because doctors never learned about minerals in medical school and what they don’t know they vehemently deny.

MEDIA: Click here for a Listing of all my Natural News Articles.
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the Knowledge Base.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

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

The Magnesium in Chocolate Is Easy To Love

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, July 3, 2014

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Let me count the ways and the whys before I give you a healthy chocolate cream recipe.

I’m talking about dark chocolate or cacao – the powder from the cacao bean. When you add sugar and dairy to cacao you get milk chocolate, with significantly less healing properties.

A July 2, 2014 Medscape headline announced that Dark Chocolate May Make Walking Easier. Dark chocolate improves artery flexibility and can help people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) walk further. Previous studies have shown that dark chocolate reduces the incidence of heart disease and stroke. It works by reducing the clumping of platelets that leads to blood clots. Diabetics blood vessels are no longer impaired when they take a daily cacao drink. Cacao assists nitric oxide metabolism, which protects the heart and relaxes blood vessels lowering blood pressure.

Researchers are so excited with their findings that they are going to mess it all up by trying to isolate what’s really doing all this great work and put it in a pill! Their partner in this crime is the Mars Candy Company with a patent on the extraction of flavanols from cacao.

In his article Dark Chocolate Health Benefits, Dr. Mercola lists 16 different benefits. But nobody mentions the real reason dark chocolate is so powerful.

Most people who read my work have already guessed that it’s MAGNESIUM. All the claims for health benefits of dark chocolate are the same ones attributed to magnesium. The highest amounts of magnesium are found in seaweed and dark chocolate. Like most people I’ll go with the chocolate.

According to an online source, Authority Nutrition, a 100 gram (3.5 oz; 7 TBSP) bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains:
• 11 grams of fiber.
• 67% of the RDA for Iron.
• 58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
• 89% of the RDA for Copper.
• 98% of the RDA for Manganese.
• It also has plenty of Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Selenium.

Seven TBSP is a lot of raw cacao, so I’m not suggesting that you eat that amount in your daily diet. And since you don’t, make sure to take ReMag, my highly absorbed magnesium, every day

Here’s a chocolate desert that I make and put in IBS for Dummies Cookbook.

Carolyn’s Chocolate Banana Cream Pudding
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: None
Yield: 2 servings
4 small frozen bananas, cut into rounds
4 ounces full-fat coconut milk
2 tablespoons cacao powder
Strawberries or blueberries, for serving

1. Pulse the bananas, coconut milk, and cacao powder in a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.
2. Serve with sliced strawberries and/or blueberries. Eat immediately to avoid browning.
Tip: Cacao powder is all the rage on the Raw culinary scene, so it’s getting easier to obtain at health food stores or online at stores like VitaCost.
Per serving: Calories 152; Fat 6.7 g (Saturated 5.7 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 5 mg; Carbohydrate 25.4 g (Fiber 3.5 g); Protein 2.2 g; Sugar 12.4 g.

MEDIA: Click here for a Listing of all my Natural News Articles.
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the FAQs.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

Restless Legs Need Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It wasn’t until 1995 and 2003 that definitive papers were written about Restless Leg Syndrome. That’s why I never even heard about it in medical school in the mid 70s. It’s a neurological condition with an irresistible urge to move a body part in order to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It mostly affects the legs but the rest of the body can suffer too. Movement gives only temporary relief.

Right off the bat, RLS symptoms remind me of magnesium deficiency symptoms.
1, Pain or an aching in the muscles
2. An itch or a tickle you can’t scratch
3. A crawling feeling
4. Limbs jerking during sleep
5. Insomnia
6. Daytime drowsiness

There is no known cause of RLS, but several possibilities point to minerals. Specifically, 20% of people can have low ferritin (an iron storage protein) but 75% have increased iron stores. So it’s not a matter of giving iron but about utilizing this mineral properly. Magnesium deficiency is associated with RLS. ADHD is associated with RLS and they both are linked to dopamine dysfunction. Dopamine is a magnesium dependent neurotransmitter. Magnesium is also an excellent treatment for ADHD.

RLS can occur “for no reason” or be a side effect of medication, which adds to my thesis that one of the prime causes of RLS is magnesium deficiency. Common drugs such as antihistamines, antidepressants, antipsychotics and anticonvulsants can cause RLS and magnesium deficiency. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can trigger RLS; magnesium is one of the best treatments for drug withdrawal. Surgery can worsen RLS or even cause the condition. The stress of major surgery can produce magnesium deficiency.

Lately, when medicine can’t find a single cause for a disease, it blames the genes. Apparently, more than 60% of cases of RLS run in families. However, magnesium deficiency runs in families as well. Besides, RLS didn’t just suddenly appear in the broken gene pool. Even if there is a genetic component, it’s the vitamin and mineral cofactors that turn genes on and off – magnesium is the most important gene switch in the body.

Here’s what I think: With the increasing levels of chemicals in our food, air and water; the escalation in the use of pharmaceutical drugs – including their contamination of the water supply; and GMO foods, our bodies have become more toxic and overwhelm the ability of the body to detoxify. The major detox nutrient, of course, is magnesium.

I really should write a larger paper on RLS because there is much more, including the fact that drugs are the only treatment for RLS and those very drugs could worsen the condition. I recommend to my clients to treat RLS with magnesium. The best therapeutic magnesium is ReMag. Then add ReMyte for the other minerals that may be implicated, including potassium. As for iron, I’m convinced that balancing all the minerals will help with proper iron utilization. In my ReMag and ReMyte books I talk about using sea salt in your drinking water to obtain trace amounts of 72 minerals including a good amount sodium to support the adrenal glands.

MEDIA
: Click here for a Listing of all my Natural News Articles.
Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the Knowledge Base.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

No Clear Role For Vitamin D!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, June 29, 2014

The title of this blog should have been Vitamin D Vindication because I’ve been warning people for years that Vitamin D is not your new best friend.

A stunning conclusion emerged from an April, 2014 BMJ assessment of 107 Vitamin D Reviews and 74 Meta-analysis called Vitamin D and Multiple Health Outcomes.

The researchers found that “Despite a few hundred systematic reviews and meta-analyses, highly convincing evidence of a clear role of vitamin D does not exist for any outcome, but associations with a selection of outcomes are probable.”

Of course they don’t define what these associations are; they probably don’t know. But I think Vitamin D works or doesn’t work depending on the amount of magnesium and other nutrients required by Vitamin D. When Vitamin D does work, it’s probably because people have sufficient amounts of the following nutrients:

• Magnesium
• Zinc
• Vitamin K2
• Vitamin A
• Boron

So, if you take Vitamin D in high doses and don’t have enough magnesium, zinc, Vitamin K2, Vitamin A or boron, then Vitamin D isn’t going to work. Or in the worst case scenario, the excess Vitamin D gives you symptoms of deficiency of these nutrients.

When someone is low in magnesium and they take high doses of Vitamin D (above 1,000 iu per day), their magnesium is further depleted and they experience symptoms of magnesium deficiency. People have told me about 6-week migraines, seizures, angina, heart palpitations, and muscle cramping when they take Vitamin D. Some very magnesium deficient people can get symptoms when they lie out in the sun because the Vitamin D they are making uses up what little magnesium they have.

I know people have claimed great benefits from high doses of Vitamin D, and maybe they had good amounts of the above nutrients. But I do know that long term use of high dose Vitamin D will eventually deplete magnesium.

I’m not against Vitamin D but it should be balanced with Vitamin A and Vitamin K2. That combination is available in fermented cod liver oil and butter oil in a product called Blue Ice Royal. For the other Vitamin D nutrients I recommend my ReMag and also ReMyte (which has zinc and boron along with 10 other minerals).

Just remember, high dose supplements can throw other nutrients out of balance. I think the only one that doesn’t do that is magnesium because it has the laxative fail-safe if you take too much. However the best way to take ReMag is to put your day’s does in a liter of water and sip through the day. That way you won’t waste a drop by taking a large amount at once that might find its way to your bladder before it’s fully absorbed into your cells. To learn more about magnesium read my book The Magnesium Miracle.

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Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the Knowledge Base.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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 Black Belt Health Summit

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, June 28, 2014

This Online Health Summit is number 6 for me this year. It’s the latest way to share exciting health information to a wide audience. Host Travis Richardson – Trainer and Health Coach invited 21 masters in nutrition, fitness, and mindset to share their wisdom.

Some topics that will be covered:

• Minerals and hormones balance
• Emotional eating and food addiction
• “Bio-Hacking” & what it really means
• Balancing your blood sugar and hormones
• Mindfulness and how to combat stress and fatigue

The result is a holistic look at your health & wellness that draws on each expert’s unique understanding of self-mastery.

Free gifts and promotions are offered. And there are daily challenges that will give you an experiential understanding of the concepts and tools involved.

The Summit will run from July 7-July 31, 2014. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.

Click here to register for the Body Black Belt Health & Wellness Summit

Travis is a fitness coach and I’m excited to be able to discuss the importance of magnesium and minerals to his active sports-minded audience. Here’s what happens if you don’t replace the magnesium that you sweat out when you are working out. I’ve excerpted it from my Magnesium Miracle book.

“Years ago the coach of a Florida high school football team was concerned about his players’ frequent complaints of leg cramps, so he gave them a calcium supplement on a very hot day before a rigorous game. Early in the second half, eleven players became disoriented and had difficulty walking. Their speech was slurred, they complained of muscle spasms, and they were breathing very deeply. Within an hour, eight of the boys collapsed into full-blown seizures; two had repeated seizures. Those having the worst symptoms had been playing the hardest. Thirteen more players reported headaches, blurred vision, muscle twitching, nausea, and weakness.”

Even top athletes don’t know about magnesium. Read my article in Natural News LeBron James Has Magnesium Deficiency.

RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the Knowledge Base.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

Medicine Is Merely Risk Management

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, June 26, 2014

When Management took over health care, the patient was no longer the focus – money became the focus. And the risk management was not the risk to the patient receiving improper care – the risk was to the bottom line of how much money could be made. When Management took over, they had to create a new hospital department called Patient Advocacy because patients were no longer the focus.

What is the definition of Risk Management? The forecasting and evaluation of financial risks together with the identification of procedures to avoid or minimize their impact.

Who’s running Management? Health maintenance organizations (HMOs). By definition, they provide or arrange managed care for health insurance, self-funded health care benefit plans an individuals, and act as a liaison with health care providers (hospitals, doctors, etc.) on a prepaid basis. HMOs control the purse strings of medicine. They tell you what doctor you can see, what drugs you can get and what surgery you are entitled to.

In articles about hospital management, I never read about keeping patients healthy. Patients are just widgets in the medical conveyer belt. Everything in medicine has become standardized and routinized.

For example, anyone who has a heart attack, no matter how mild, is put on 6 medications. Even if they have no symptoms of high cholesterol, high blood pressure or high blood sugar, most people are automatically put on a standardized set of drugs. They even come in jumbo-sized blister packs to make sure you don’t forget to take your daily dose.

Why? Because doctors know that most people who have a heart attack develop cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. What they don’t know is that the heart medications themselves cause all those conditions – mostly due to the magnesium deficiency created by these drugs.

When I went to medical school we were taught to give drugs for as short a time as possible until the body took over. Now, drugs are being used preventively. This very lucrative practice is encouraged and it leads to drug side effects and even more drugs to treat the side effects.

Seriously – your only defense is to get healthy and stay healthy. I recommend my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. And for something more expedient – click on my blog Dr. Dean’s Supplement Recommendations.

MEDIA: Sign up for the Body Black Belt Summit. During my interview on July 19, 2014, I talk about the Completement Formulas and achieving perfect health.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the Knowledge Base.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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.

Calcified with Calcium & Vitamin D

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A recent Medscape article caught my attention because it’s what I’ve been saying for years: Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements May Be Too Much.

A very intensive randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study concluded that “Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation may cause hypercalciuria and hypercalcemia in some postmenopausal women.” They are so concerned about the use of calcium supplements, at any dose, that they recommend that “Clinicians should measure blood and urine calcium levels at baseline and every 3 months” if they prescribe calcium and Vitamin D.

As I do, the researchers say “I would recommend that women determine how much calcium they typically get through their food sources before taking a hefty calcium supplement. They may not need as much as they think.”

Kidney stones have been reported in previous research in women who take calcium and vitamin D supplements compared with placebo. What else is wrong with too much calcium?

Let me count the ways in several of my blogs and articles.

1. Aging. Did You Know Calcium Causes Aging

2. Cancer. In Tamoxifen: Friend or Foe, August 2012, I blow the whistle on DCIS, calcium and Vitamin D.

In this article, I say: “DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) is said to be a very early form of breast cancer. It’s described as being pre-cancerous, pre-invasive or non-invasive. So it’s not even cancer. It’s usually diagnosed on a screening mammogram and shows up as microcalcifications in breast tissue. However, microcalcifications are very common in the breasts. According to a doctor friend of mine who specializes in ultrasound and thermography diagnosis, the amount of calcification she sees in her clients is escalating year by year. This microcalcification is likely due to the overuse of calcium supplements, calcium fortification and the high doses of Vitamin D being prescribed without the proper balance of magnesium.”

3. Heart Disease. The Calcium Wars: Magnesium Deficiency Causes Heart Disease is an in depth article about brainwashing us to believe we need to take calcium supplement which has left our hearts and our brains calcified!

What about Vitamin D?
Read The Vitamin D Debate and Overdosing Vitamin D.

What are we going to do about all this calcium and Vitamin D? I recommend getting your necessary 600mg of calcium in your diet. Look up the list of calcium rich foods on page 23 of Invisible Minerals Part II – Multiple Minerals under the FAQ section on RnA ReSet. For Vitamin D, I take Blue Ice Royal from Green Pastures because it’s a balanced food-based formula of fermented cod liver oil and butter oil that provided Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Vitamin K2. And of course, I recommend a good magnesium that is fully absorbed and doesn’t cause the laxative effect. – ReMag.

Read The Insanity of Avoiding Magnesium on Natural News and make yourself sane by taking magnesium to counter the calcium in your body. Read Magnesium is Crucial for Bones on Huffington Post.

If you want more information, read my book The Magnesium Miracle on Amazon and once you do, go back and write a review to reinforce the need for magnesium to others. Also this week’s Nutritional Magnesium Association newsletter has a relevant article Magnesium Blocks Calcification of Arteries.

MEDIA: Have you signed up for the Body Black Belt Summit that runs from July 7-July 31. My interview is on July 19.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For a complete list go to my Resources. I recommend ReMag, my own magnesium product and Natural Calm magnesium, a well absorbed multiple mineral, ReMyte. Download Invisible Minerals Part I and Part II about ReMag and ReMyte in the Knowledge Base.
LISTEN to “Live! with Dr. Carolyn Dean“, Monday’s 4-6pm PST on Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at 2012 RnA Radio.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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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