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Kidneys Need Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, September 22, 2013

Every day I receive emails or read on the Magnesium Advocacy Facebook page that people are afraid to take magnesium because of kidney disease. Even alternative medicine practitioners parrot the safety warning that ‘People with kidney disease should not take magnesium except by physician’s orders.

Let’s be clear about this warning: It should say, as I do in The Magnesium Miracle under Contraindications: “With kidney failure there is an inability to clear magnesium from the kidneys.”

However, it seems there is a fine line between kidney disease and kidney failure and doctors believe that every human being is in Pre-kidney failure. And with any abnormality in BUN, Creatinine, Glomerular Filtration Rate or Protein in the urine the patient is diagnosed with one of the progressive stages of kidney disease or kidney failure! And with any hint of kidney disease, doctors tell patients to stay away from magnesium!

Please read my article on Natural News called: Kidney Disease Requires Magnesium. In it I make the case that people with kidney disease must have magnesium but it has to be in a bioavailable form. I wrote this article two years ago before I knew about ReMag. This form of magnesium is 100 percent absorbed at the cellular level and can be used for people with kidney disease, as long as they follow their intake with Magnesium RBC blood testing at www.requestatest.com.

Here are two testimonials on kidney disease and magnesium from the Magnesium Advocacy Group Facebook Page.

The first is from a client of mine –  female, age 40 who says:

“I know there are many out there struggling with some sort of kidney disease. I have a “genetic kidney disease”. I am monitored every six months by a nephrologist who doesn’t agree with my magnesium regimen. She actually doesn’t know how much I’m on because I think her head would explode if she knew.

I saw her yesterday and here are the results on a small nutshell.

1) My BP was 110/80 and I went off my BP med 4 months ago

2) My BUN has dropped from 34 (since I started the magnesium last December) to 27 (24 is the top of the range…so I’m getting closer!)

3) My creatinine is 1.8 which she’s not really worried about because I have a lot of muscle mass.

4) The test that measures how much protein I’m spilling into my urine, the range is 0-200. A couple years ago it was 2500!!! Six months ago, it was 1,000. Yesterday it was 476!!!!! This one has me the most excited!!!

Here’s the funny part. She actually sat there staring at me and mentioned 3 other drugs she’d like to put me on to help me!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! She actually thinks she’s helping me!!! This makes me giggle!!”

The second story is from someone reporting on her friend.

“My friend had a liver transplant in 1998, then he had another kidney transplant in January of 2002. He was told that the anti-rejection medicine he took for the liver transplant causes damage to the kidneys and that his new kidney would not last more than 9 years, before he would need a third transplant. Well, thankfully we learned about the importance of magnesium and started supplementing over a year ago. He is also a type 2 diabetic. Ever since he started taking magnesium supplements, his lab work has improved. He has actually reversed his kidney failure and was recently removed from the transplant list! Also, his A1C, the last 6 months has been normal and he has been able to decrease the amount of insulin he was taking. His highest A1C was 9.6. The Nephrologist he has been seeing has ignored the information he gave her about the magnesium helping to make the difference in his kidney failure. However, his prior transplant doctor was so impressed by his improved lab work, he is trying the magnesium for himself! It has been almost 12 years since his second transplant and his creatinine is lower than it has been, in over 2 years! I am also a testament to the “Miracle of Magnesium”! It has really helped me eliminate prescribed medications I was taking for chronic pain, caused by herniated lumbar discs and disease of the sciatic nerve root, which included 2 antidepressants, strong narcotics, and an anti-seizure medication for neuropathy. My doctor prescribed an anti-inflammatory, but I haven’t even needed to take it, in over 2 months!”

You obviously have to make your own decision about taking magnesium if you have kidney disease. If you do take magnesium be sure and get your blood tested regularly. Maybe you can educate your doctors about magnesium as your health improves.

MEDIA:Future Health and Nutrition Naturally.” On Health Chat with Kat. BlogTalk Radio. Sept 20. (The interview is mostly about magnesium.)

UPCOMING LIVE SEMINAR: I’m a keynote speaker at Teresa Tapp’s T-Tapp Retreat October 10-13. I’ll be speaking about Magnesium, of course, and also unveiling my Completement Line. It’s being held at the Safety Harbor, Resort Spa near Tampa, Florida.

MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. http://www.organizedwisdom.com/Carolyn-Dean-MD-ND/dean/library/pxna/med

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: 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.

Bacteria Won The War

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

For my blogs, I love finding medical articles that at first glance seem unrelated. For example, there is a lot being made of the recent “landmark” report by the CDC that the bacteria have won in our 60+-year war against them and we have entered the post-antibiotic era. As many as 2 million people in the United States fall ill annually with antibiotic-resistant infections and at least 23,000 people die each year. The CDC has a 4-part solution:

  1. Prevent infections with immunizations and hand washing.
  2. Track antibiotic resistance patterns.
  3. Reduce the use of antibiotics.
  4. Develop new antibiotics and diagnostic tests!

Even while they are talking about reducing use of antibiotics their only treatment options are immunizations and developing NEW ANTIBIOTICS!! Do they even hear the contradiction? Obviously not. And haven’t they learned how to wash their hands YET? Actually handling cell phones between patients and not washing hands before and after is a great way to transmit infections. Always demand that your doctor wash his/her hands before touching you. So, here’s the next article. At this crucial time when we need doctors to learn about alternatives to antibiotics and learn how to keep people well so they don’t get infections what is the response of organized medicine? Let’s Reduce Medical School Training to 3 Years instead of 4. I guess they realize that TV commercials are prescribing drugs now and you just need someone to do the paperwork! Of course I’m being facetious but my version of health care would include surgeons to deal with obvious anatomical problems and naturopaths to keep people health with diet, lifestyle, minimal nutrient supplementation and sometimes – an attitude adjustment!! Or take that 3-year medical training and tack on a year to learn naturopathic therapies and we might have a doctor who can help people. Here’s another alternative. Doctors…or anyone can spend a few minutes learning about my Completement Formulas and you are Complete! RnA Drops for making new cells, ReAline for taking out the trash, ReMag and ReMyte for the minerals that take care of the electrical and motor activity (and just about every other function) of the body. More and more people are saying that these 4 basic products are all they require to stay healthy. You can also use my Future Health Now Encyclopedia as a resource for treating 130 health conditions, naturally. Yes, I’ve said it many times, and it’s never been more obvious that  – You Are On Your Own! Pulling back on medical education when more and more people are falling ill means doctors really don’t think they are capable of helping people. The third year medical students that interviewed me for med school knew that back in 1974. They rejected my application to medical school because “Ms. Dean has a naïve attitude toward medicine and thinks she can actually help people.” Yes, that was another Lord Suffering Cats moment for me!
MEDIA:  Ask me Health Questions on Dr. Dean Live! every Monday’s 4-6pm at Achieve Radio. Hear archived recordings at RnA Radio.

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: I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Don’t Pop the Polypill

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Exactly four years ago, I wrote an article for News with Views called Puking up the Polypill. Today, I see the Polypill in the headlines again. Apparently my critique wasn’t enough to scuttle the Polypill disaster. Instead the drug companies keep wasting their money on multi-million dollar studies.

Jamming aspirin, a statin for cholesterol, and two antihypertensive drugs into a Polypill greatly improved medication compliance. But it only achieved a “modest” lowering of systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. The study authors tried to spin the modest lowering as significant but they’re talking about an average of 2.6 mg Hg decrease in BP and a drop of 4.2mg/dL in LDL.

LORD SUFFERING CATS! I can take a deep breath and drop my BP by 10 points. You can yell Boo at a person and scare their cholesterol up 10 points. What in the name of all that is good and righteous is going on here especially when lowering cholesterol doesn’t save lives?

I’ll tell you what. Drug companies just want compliance, they want people to take their pills and they really don’t seem to care if they produce beneficial results. And the results they do produce in their well-funded studies will be morphed and manipulated to say something that makes their drugs look good.

In another report, doctors are finally acknowledging that spasm of the arteries in the heart is a more common cause of angina than blocked arteries. And they admit they don’t know what to do with this information because they are just used to drilling out calcified arteries with balloons and stents or treating angina with drugs.

When you insert a mechanical stent, if you don’t treat the underlying problem of artery calcification or magnesium deficiency muscle spasm, the problem comes back and the stent becomes useless. To prevent fibrosis and clots around a stent, four very strong drugs can be used: anti-neoplastics, immunosupressives, migration inhibitors, and enhanced healing factors.

While the surgeons and pill pushers fight for whose in charge, neither group seems to know or acknowledge that artery spasm is caused by magnesium deficiency. And they certainly don’t seem to know that sufficient magnesium will help dissolve calcium plaques in the arteries.

Into this whole mix comes a report from the CDC that in the U.S., in 2010, an estimated 200,070 heart disease and stroke deaths could have been prevented. They cite poor management of blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes as the cause of all these deaths. But I guess they didn’t read the Polypill study – because even if you have great compliance, you aren’t going to eliminate these diseases with drugs.

The CDC did urge health providers to encourage healthy habits: not smoking, increased physical activity, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking medicines as directed. Unfortunately healthy habits are not that easy to convey and none of the lifestyle studies show that people want to change. We’ve been brainwashed for far too long. We actually believe that a drug will save us.

Over the past 40 years, I’ve learned the hard way that even the pro-health group of individuals that I attract is resistant to change. I’ve written over 30 books, spent two years writing my 2-year online wellness program, I’ve done thousands of interviews and none of that has made as big a dent as just telling people to take magnesium! I’ve finally admitted that people just want to take a pill so, I’ve thrown in the towel and I’m recommending my own Completement Line: ReMag, ReMyte (multi-minerals), ReAline (heavy metal detox) and RnA Drops as the safe and natural way to balance your body. RnA Drops make perfect cells; ReAline takes out the trash; ReMag and ReMyte produce the structure, plumbing and electrical foundation and support all the organs, including thyroid and adrenals. So, if you only have time to take pills or potions, then take ones that work!

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: I cannot answer personal health questions by email. However, please send general questions that I may be able to answer in my blog. But first, google my name with the condition you are inquiring about and see if I’ve already addressed it somewhere on the web.

Don’t Fear Cancer

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, September 6, 2013

I firmly believe that it’s the fear of cancer that’s driving so much of it our way. Cancer has become much more common since I went to medical school in the mid 70s, so I know it can’t be genetic. It’s partly due to the deplorable condition of our food, air and water. But there is more to this picture.

The causes of cancer can be overwork, depression after a divorce, a death in the family on top of a horrible diet. Some major stress, either acute or chronic is often lurking in the background. When people acknowledge their stress and do something about it, they often recover their health. These are the people that say they are grateful for their illness because it’s gotten them back on track. Of course they don’t say that in the throes of illness but when they come out the other side.

This major addition to my knowledge base on cancer and chronic disease is German New Medicine and its offshoots – Total Biology and Recall Healing. I studied Total Biology with Gilbert Renaud ND. Gilbert’s teacher, Claude Sabbah MD says that “Disease is the brain’s best solution to keep the person alive for as long as possible.” This statement implies that our brain/body is not attacking us when we get sick but actually trying to solve a problem.

The originator of German New Medicine, Dr. Gert Hamer, “discovered” his theory after his son was shot and fatally wounded. Two months after his son died, after lingering for 3 months, Dr. Hamer was diagnosed with testicular cancer and his wife ovarian cancer. Being a psychiatrist and an oncologist Hamer discerned that the death of a child puts the survival of the species at risk so the generative organs react by producing excess tissue to produce another child. The intense worry and fear for his son created such stress that his brain sought out a solution in a corresponding body part. The excess tissue in allopathic medicine is diagnosed as cancer. When Hamer went to his patient charts he saw for the first time that all his cancer patients had severe stress before their illness was diagnosed. In brain CT scans of his patients he found foci of scar tissue that corresponded to the body part affected.

The following are vast generalizations but I want to give you a sense of how the mind perceives an outside “attack” and how the body reacts. A severe neck pain can occur because someone in your life is a “pain in the neck.” Something or someone in your life that is full of crap can affect your intestines. Not being able to “swallow” something very negative or hurtful can affect your throat or esophagus or even cause a stomach ulcer. Less obvious Total Biology correspondences are the lungs being a fear of dying; the liver can mean lack of something, especially money.

Studying this work greatly reduced my fear of cancer because now I can see the connection between conflict and cancer. Yet, Western, allopathic medicine continues to deny the mind-body connection and Hamer’s work. There hasn’t been much written in English on the subject, but one book that I found useful is Patrick Obissier’s book, Biogenealogy: Decoding the Psychic Roots of Illness.

On my Monday Dr. Dean Live! Health Show, I sometimes go into the Total Biology roots of a condition when answering a caller’s question. Go to 2012 RnA Radio for a full listing of all those shows and a link to the live show on Mondays at 4pm PST, 7pm EST.

For the physical detox aspects of cancer treatment and prevention I recommend The Gerson Therapy and the work of Judy Seeger ND.

UPCOMING, IN PERSON, SEMINAR:
I’ll be updating my T-Tapp skills in October when I’ll be a keynote speaker at Teresa Tapp’s October 10-13 Retreat. I’ll be speaking about Magnesium, of course, and also unveiling my Completement Line. It’s being held at the Safety Harbor, Resort Spa near Tampa, Florida.
MY HEALTH LIBRARY: Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Email me for a discount (instead of $240, pay only $150.) To stay well or recover your health begin with magnesium. Read my Magnesium Miracle book first. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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

Aligning Perfect Cells

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, September 1, 2013

For the past few months I’ve been working with Egoscue posture alignment exercises and tools. They were demonstrated to me by my friend, Lynn Foutch, who, while training for the Olympics, got slammed by mineral deficiencies leading to chronic neurological problems that she finally reversed when she took The Completement Formulas (RnA Drops, ReAline, ReMag and ReMyte). RnA Drops make perfect cells; ReAline takes out the trash that prevents perfect cells from finding a good home; ReMag and ReMyte provide structure and the electrical, plumbing and motor functions of the body.

But the question I’ve been asking myself is: what’s the good of perfect cells if your body is not in alignment?

Last week on my Monday Dr. Carolyn Dean Live! radio show a gentleman on the Completement Formulas said he had developed sciatica possibly from too intense Pilates workouts. I suggested Egoscue and within a week he Facebooked the following: “What a great first session today with my Egoscue therapist! It’s a fascinating mix of Pilates and Feldenkrais. It’s the perfect thing for me to resolve some chronic sciatica. It’s all about alignment.”

Discussing alignment with a client, she told me about the work of Amy Cuddy a social psychologist whose research shows that holding power positions for two minutes can increase our dominance hormone, testosterone and lower our stress hormone, cortisol. A 5-minute video, Game Changer: Power Poser, demonstrates a tremendous tool everyone can use successfully.

Another resource for posture and power is my friend Teresa Tapp. Teresa invented T-Tapp, which is a series of sequential movements designed to put the body in proper functional alignment. Its focus on comprehensive, compound muscle movement helps establish better alignment as well as increased strength and flexibility of the spine, better neuro-kinetic flow, lymphatic function, and increased metabolic rate.

UPCOMING SEMINAR WITH TERESA!
I’ll be updating my T-Tapp skills in October when I’ll be a keynote speaker at Teresa’s October 10-13 T-Tapp Retreat. One topic is Magnesium, of course; I’ll also be unveiling my Completement Line. The Retreat is being held at the Safety Harbor, Resort Spa near Tampa, Florida.

MEDIA:
French Translations of my blogs at Au Phenix Vert.
Le lait n’est pas la nouvelle protéine
Le diabète est plus couteux sans magnésium

MY RADIO SHOW: Dr. Dean Live! Go to 2012 RnA Radio for a full listing of all those shows and a link to the live show on Mondays at 4pm PST, 7pm EST. It’s a two-hour show and you can ask health questions that I would never have time to answer individually by email. Join me tomorrow Sept 2, 2013.
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 get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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

Milk Is Not The New Protein

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, August 24, 2013

Have you noticed the latest ad campaign based on the brainwashing techniques of Freud’s nephew? The bottom line is “Create the disease and offer the cure.” The new disease is lack of protein and the cure is milk! You can read more about Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays in the chapter “Death by Propaganda” in my Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions eBook or Kindle.

In case you didn’t know it, the calcium part of milk has gone out of favor due to reports that too much calcium causes heart disease. I expect milk sales have declined so the Milk Moustache Makers are now making you feel like you’re missing protein if you don’t drink milk.

I know when I go on a yogurt or goat cheese binge I have to take more magnesium to balance out the calcium or I will get heart palpitations. However, when milk is homogenized and pasteurized, the calcium may be quite bound up with protein and not available for absorption. In this case it can cause constipation and calcification.

I received a similar story from a reader of my blog. “After reading your book, I took a 200mg tablet of magnesium, because I had them, and my jittery (not anxiety, more like wiggly insides) went down significantly. Then I ate a cheese quesadilla my wife made and about 20 minutes later…. BAM, it all came back. I think the calcium in the cheese knocked down my magnesium!!”

I’m not totally against dairy but recommend yogurt and non lactose cheese and raw milk (if you can get it) for your calcium so you won’t turn to supplements. If you eat no dairy, then you can use bone broths!

This new milk campaign makes me want to remind you that good healthy nutritious food does not need to be advertised; it speaks for itself. Google my name and calcium to find my articles and blogs explaining its dangers.

MEDIA:
I’ve leave no stone unturned in my enthusiasm to share my knowledge base with you. I have a Blog, a Radio Show, a Health Library, a YouTube Channel, and an Online Wellness Program called Completement Now! I even have an naturopathic colleague in France, Dr. François Rocca, who is translating my blogs into French. You can view the first blog on his site Au Phenix Vert.

MY RADIO SHOW: In September 2012 I began doing Ask Dr Dean health conference calls to answer questions people had about my Completement Line of health products. In April 2013 the show went on air at Achieve Radio. Go to 2012 RnA Radio for archives of all those shows and a link to the live show on Mondays at 4pm PST, 7pm EST. It’s a two hour show and you can ask health questions that I would never have time to answer individually by email.
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 get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia, which covers the naturopathic solutions for 130 disease conditions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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

Diabetes More Costly Without Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, August 11, 2013

A recent CME (Continuing Medical Education) course on diabetes wasn’t about treating diabetes but focused on “The Cost Burden of Diabetes.” Before I got to the content of the course I had to scroll through several pages to read the numerous financial disclosures of the 12 CME course faculty members. They had between 3-14 affiliations with pharmaceutical companies or ran their own medical consulting firms. Make no mistake, financial disclosure just makes it legal for doctors to recommend the drugs produced by the companies they work for, it doesn’t protect the public from their bias and they don’t offer any alternatives. The course began with the doctors congratulating themselves that there was a decrease in the incidence of diabetic kidney disease. And then in the next breath they said that diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease in this country! How is that anything to be celebrated? They patted themselves on the back saying that with more aggressive secondary therapies of statins, aspirin, and blood pressure drugs there is a progressive improvement in outcomes in people with diabetes. But then agreed that the incidence of diabetes is increasing every year. The current cost for diabetes consumes over one-third of the Medicare budget. When the experts looked at the numbers they found that lo and behold, the cost of drugs was mostly responsible! DUH! As you readers probably know, magnesium deficiency is a sign of diabetes. So, the cost of drugs to treat magnesium deficiency diabetes and the magnesium deficiency created by the drugs they take, just escalates the costs and the disability. They said that the average cost per prescription, per month is over $87 for a patient with diabetes. Yet someone with diabetes is usually on at lead 6 medications. Then they blamed the increase in diabetes and its side effects to patients for not taking their drugs with a noncompliance rate of 41%. To handle noncompliance they recommended the usual fear tactics: Doctors were advised to tell their patients that if they didn’t take their medications they could suffer heart complications, stroke, kidney disease and possible amputations. When they finally got into preventing diabetes it was mostly about giving everyone metformin, an old time diabetes drug that is not even approved for the prevention of diabetes. A less expensive and safer way to prevent and treat diabetes is to optimize your magnesium levels. You can do your own clinical trial. Get your Magnesium RBC test through Request A Test, for only $49.00 and aim for a 6.0-6.5mg/dL level. Magnesium deficiency is one of the signs of diabetes but you will never find that out unless you do your own blood test because your doctor will not do it routinely. Magnesium is the one nutrient that optimizes blood sugar levels, enhances insulin secretion, allows glucose to enter cells, prevents insulin resistance and helps detoxify medications. Instead of using statin drugs and blood pressure meds for the complications of diabetes – use magnesium! Of course it’s not all about magnesium, but it’s a start. I follow up with ReMyte, a multiple mineral combination. The experts acknowledge that fatty foods and high-calorie foods are also to blame, especially when they are cheaper than healthier foods. What we have to do as a society and as individuals is demand that our farmers, grocery stores and restaurants offer healthy, organic, non GMO food. If you don’t eat those foods, then tell your farmers, grocery store manager, and restaurant owner why! We also have to make sure our family and friends know they are missing out if they don’t take magnesium and we have to look out for each other. You are in charge of your own health, not your doctor and not your government. The forms of magnesium I recommend are ReMag, Natural Calm, Magnesium Oil and Epsom Salts baths. See below for links to more information. You can also read my blogs: Diabetes Can Be Reversed and Dealing with Diabetes.

MEDIA: Tune in to W4CS Radio on Tuesday, August 13th at 2pm HT/8PM Eastern time for a Five to Thrive Live internet radio show about Building Bone Health with diet, lifestyle and dietary supplements.

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: Read The Magnesium Miracle, the best selling book on magnesium that is saving lives. Write a review on Amazon to spread the word. Visit my Organized Wisdom Health Library where you will find hundreds of written, audio and video files for your wellbeing. I now have 122 magnesium articles, audios, videos, a book and the Magnificent Magnesium Module from my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Module #14 on Magnesium from my online wellness program on my Organized Wisdom Site. Look for it under the Magnesium Files.
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 get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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

Hearts Don’t Fail, Doctors Fail

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Sunday, August 4, 2013

There appears to be an epidemic of heart failure. But, in my opinion, hearts aren’t failing; it’s doctors who are failing to treat heart disease properly. The problem begins with the name doctors use for this disease. They don’t seem to realize that declaring that a patient’s heart is failing sets the patient up for just that…failure!

A study in the July 2013 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes comments on the high hospital readmission rate of heart failure patients. Researchers report that: “A million people are hospitalized with heart failure each year, and about 250 000 will be back in the hospital within a month…If we could keep even 2% of them from coming back to the hospital, that could equal a saving of more than $100 million a year.”

Heart failure is diagnosed by a combination of cardiac catheterization, CT scan or MRI and ultrasound to measure the ejection fraction of the heart.

The ejection fraction depends on the strength of the heart muscle, specifically the ventricles, to pump blood through the vast network of arteries and capillaries in the body. Did you know that the largest amount of magnesium in the body is found in the heart ventricles? Did you know that muscle cells depend on the proper balance of magnesium and calcium for proper function? If the ventricles are not ejecting blood properly my first concern would be for magnesium.

Instead doctors have a standardized treatment of 6 drugs – often sold together in blister packs so you don’t miss a dose. The drugs are for blood pressure, cholesterol, fluid retention and to push the heart to beat stronger. Rarely in the heart failure literature is there any mention of magnesium, yet all these drugs deplete your body of magnesium.

Even worse, people tell me they are afraid to take magnesium and their doctors warn them not to take magnesium in case it interferes with their medication! How has it come to the point where patients are being warned not to take something that’s as important as air, food and water because it will lessen your need for drugs? What has occurred to cause doctors to distrust necessary nutrients and prescribe drugs for life instead of short term while the body heals itself?

I’ve said this many times, especially in my Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions book. Doctors don’t learn anything about using vitamins and minerals clinically in medical school or in hospital training. Even though it’s now a fact that magnesium is responsible for the proper functioning of 700-800 enzyme systems in the body (more than the 325 I’ve reported in the past), doctors have turned a blind eye to the epidemic magnesium deficiency.

If your doctor won’t test you for it, get your own Magnesium RBC test (Request A Test) for $49.00 and aim for an optimum level of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

If you have any questions about taking magnesium and it’s safety search my blog. The best blog is When Magnesium Makes Me Worse. Actually, that’s a trick title, magnesium doesn’t make you worse but other things you are taking may interfere with magnesium’s functions.

MEDIA:
When I spoke with journalist, Lisa Collier Cool she was suitably impressed by what she heard and she published: This Mineral Could Save Your Life, May 2013. In it she reports on two studies using IV magnesium for heart failure with very favorable results. With 5,600 Facebook forwards; I think it’s Lisa’s most popoular article.

On Life Saving Natural Cures and Natural Remedies is “Stunning Dr. Carolyn Dean Interview” where I get to speak out on a number of issues; it’s not just about magnesium!

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.
I now have 122 magnesium articles, audios, videos, a book and the Magnificent Magnesium Module from my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Module #14 on Magnesium from my online wellness program on my Organized Wisdom Site. Look for it under the Magnesium Files.
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 get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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

More to Minerals than Magnesium

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, July 27, 2013

In my last blog I mentioned ReMyte and many people asked me about this mineral product. In the past 2 years, I’ve gotten into the supplement world because I’ve finally found products that work for me. After discovering a manufacturer to make ReMag (a highly concentrated, picometer-ionic magnesium), I immediately began working on a pico-ionic complex mineral combination. Nine months later we launched ReMyte, a unique and revolutionary combination of 12 important minerals. know magnesium is the most important mineral but it doesn’t stand alone; most minerals work synergistically with one another.

Minerals are ionic conductors of electrical activity. Dissolved in bodily fluids they are ready to activate nerve cells and muscle cells. They also act as necessary cofactors to regulate, effect and affect metabolism at every level of the body. They maintain body pH and allow the transfer of nutrients across cell membranes. And they are all deficient in our food supply because minerals are never used in fertilizers to replenish nutrients. Instead, farmers drug the soil with chemicals like Monsanto’s Round Up, which binds up half the minerals remaining in the soil.

The dosage of the minerals in ReMyte is relatively low, eliminating any possibility of toxicity but, because of their size, they are 100% absorbed at the cellular level making them highly effective.

ReMyte contains: the four basic electrolytes: Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium. Boron for bone health. Copper for elasticity of blood vessels. Chromium for blood sugar balance. Iodine for thyroid support. Selenium for immune system support. Zinc for immune system regulation. Molybdenum for carbohydrate metabolism, utilization of iron, detoxification. Manganese for bone and connective tissue health and thyroid balance.

Of course these minerals have many other benefits; I’m just highlighting the most important ones. Personally, after 6 weeks on ReMyte I found I no longer needed my Armour thyroid. The minerals required to regulate the thyroid (iodine, selenium, zinc, magnesium) were doing their job and the Armour thyroid was making me feel too speedy. Not only did I drop my Armour thyroid but all the other minerals I was taking were replaced by ReMyte.

Before ReMyte I was advising people to take sea salt (which I still take) 1/8-1/4 tsp of a good sea salt in every 16 ounces of drinking water. My supplements consist of : One tsp of ReMyte a day; ReMag for my heart palpitations and leg cramps (1 tsp twice a day); ReAline (L’methionine, Taurine, B 6, B2, betaine HCL- for detox); Grown by Nature and Natural Vitality B Complex and C Complex; Grown by Nature E and Essential Fatty Acids; Prescript Assist probiotic; Blue Ice Royal for my Vit A,D,K. NOW brand Taurine and Super Enzymes. My most important formula is RnA Drops. Before RnA Drops I was taking three times the amount of supplements I do today. I’ve written about most of these products in blogs and articles and at the bottom of my emails. You can google my name and the products if you would like more information.

Recovering From a Fracture
Here is a question from a reader who says: “I just had surgery for a broken femoral neck fracture after crashing my bike. The surgeon is optimistic for full recovery but stressed the importance of blood flow in that region for complete healing. I do many of the things you recommend in your 2-year online program but are there one or two things that you might suggest that would make a real difference? At 60 years old and still competing in Triathlons, I don’t want to give up that lifestyle just yet.

I told him that I would get a Magnesium RBC test at Request A Test and make sure my levels were around 6.5mg/dL. I would use ReMag and ReMyte to get minerals directly into the bone. Eat good quality protein and lots of vegetables and no junk food. Make bone broth for calcium but don’t take calcium supplements and keep moving.

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. I now have 122 magnesium articles, audios, videos, a book and the Magnificent Magnesium Module from my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. Module #14 on Magnesium from my online wellness program on my Organized Wisdom Site. Look for it under the Magnesium Files.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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

On The Road to Complete Health

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, July 20, 2013

A listener to a Payday show hosted by my husband that I participate in, wrote the following story of her success with the Completement Formulas that I work with.

She said: “I listened to the archives for the July 18, 2013 Payday, this morning. At the 37:09 minute mark on Hour One of Payday, Dr. Dean commented that, “I said all that stuff about detoxing and the lymphatic system and no one wants to comment on it?” Well, 2 days later, I do! That whole first 2 hours of the show was obviously just for me!

In Hour Two at the 18:30 minute mark, where Dr. Dean was responding to Sara about the removal of toxins from the body, Carolyn said that the upper right chest is where the lymph dumps and gathers in a holding area before removal from the body through the blood stream.

At that moment, a question I have prayed and pondered for 13 years was finally answered. When I first became ill in 2000, the real nightmare had begun on the right hand side of my chest where all of my lymph nodes, both small and large had swelled up. No medical person EVER answered my question as to what this was.

The lymph system of our bodies is NOT understood by conventional or alternative medicine. Dr. Dean’s explanation of the lymphatic system is profound and everyone needs to know how important it is.

I know you both know how incredibly amazing the RnA drops are. They fix even the unknown. I know the RnA drops literally have been eating up the waste that has been backed up in my lymph nodes.

Just this month, the lymph nodes in my groin that have been the size of golf balls and open and draining for 13 years completely healed.

The right hand side of my chest, where hundreds of lymph nodes had been swollen and aching for such a long time are almost gone! To be perfectly honest, I never thought I would heal. I even told my husband that if I died, to make sure they analyzed what was in my lymph nodes that had gotten me so sick.

I will be on the RnA drops exactly one year as of August 1st. The ReMag & ReMyte have accelerated the healing. In fact, when I put the ReMag & ReMyte in a glass of water, it sparkles like crystals. TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL!

Bob, in Hour One at the 33:50 minute mark you said we can relax because of the changes that occur with the RnA Drops even though we may not feel them right away. We lose the fear of the void, and we can get out of the contrast. And all things will pass.

I am laughing and sobbing as I write this. I have waited SO LONG to have answers to some these deep questions. So very grateful to both of you!”

Here is the archive page for the Payday Radio Show on Achieve Radio. You can listen live every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm PST and 10pm EST. The show runs for at least four hours on Tuesdays and up to 6 hours on Thursdays.

The remedies that our grateful writer is talking about are the Complement Formulas of RnA Drops, ReAline, ReMag and ReMyte. You can find out more at the RnA Drops Website. I do a 2-hour Live With Dr. Dean call in show on Mondays at 4pm on Achieve Radio.

MORE MEDIA:
The Magnesium Miracle: Changing Your Life by Getting Enough. With Patrick Timpone on One Radio Network. July 15. This is a great 80-minute interview, all about magnesium.

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. I now have 122 magnesium articles, audios, videos, a book and the Magnificent Magnesium Module from my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program.
YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM: To keep healthy join my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program. To get well if you have existing health problems, read my Future Health Now Encyclopedia. To know why our health has been stolen from us, read Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the Future

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

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