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Preventing the Spread of Colds and Flus

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, October 15, 2011

Here’s Part 2 of my Oct 6, 2011 post on Treating Colds and Flus.

As you can see there is a lot you can do to take care of yourself so you don’t end up at the doctor’s office with a prescription in your hand.

1. Cover your mouth when coughing, don’t use cloth handkerchiefs, and wash your hands before touching other people or their possessions.

2. While you are sick, keep your toothbrush in 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (that you can get from the drug store), then replace or boil your toothbrush when you recover so you won’t re-infect yourself.

3. Stop all sugar, dairy, and wheat to decrease mucus and don’t eat heavy foods such as meat and fried foods.

4. Don’t smoke.

5. Take plenty of (diluted) fruit and vegetable juices and chicken broth.

6. If there are no contraindications, use a warm‐water enema with the juice of one lemon to pull out toxins. Or try a coffee enema.

7. Take Epsom salts baths, 2 cups in hot water, to open pores. You can add magnetic clay to your bath as well.

8. For winter colds wear lots of clothing layers to encourage sweating, wrap a scarf around your throat, and wear a hat at all times to avoid the possible loss of 40 percent of your body heat from your head.

9. Use a vaporizer; mucus can collect at night if the air is too dry.

10. Do chest clapping to loosen mucus in the chest.

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

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

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

In Support of Supplements

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, October 14, 2011

The main supplement that I write about is magnesium. I figure if I can get most people to just take this safe and effective mineral, the world would change. We’d have less heart disease, less high blood pressure, less migraines, less PMS, less IBS…less disease in general. To make my case, I keep passing on the stories that come to me daily.

A 70-years young, self-proclaimed recycled teenager for two days in a row did heavy construction at her health food store. After the second day her body knew it was in trouble. So when she got home she decided to try out the Magnesium Flakes that I recommend. When she got out of that tub she said she was TOTALLY SURPRISED. She walked out of the bathroom and there was no pain or discomfort anywhere. (I would also put Natural Magnetic Clay in the bath.)

Here’s a testimonial from a reader in England. “I just read your book The Magnesium Miracle; it’s amazing. Here’s my story. I have had serious arrhythmias for 8 years (ventricular tachycardia). I have had four very difficult ablations, 2 of which almost killed me. My cardiologist says my heart is normal and there is no explanation for these arrhythmias. On every admission I was tested for potassium and it was always found to be low. There was never any mention of magnesium.

I have taken a diuretic the past 20 years for high blood pressure which has probably depleted my magnesium and I’m only in my mid-fifties. I had a defibrillator fitted and I felt so defeated. I also began to have terrible anxiety my life was non-existent.

Now, after only one week of taking magnesium citrate 100 mg 4 times daily and one chelated potassium 99mg, I feel so much better.”

My magnesium citrate recommendation is Natural Calm.

Media: Here is Part Two of my Magnesium Deficiency & Menopause interview on Magnificent Menopause.
The hosts told me that Part One has become their most listened to segment.

SPECIAL OFFER # 1. The $97 offer for my $240 online wellness program ends tomorrow, October 15, 2011 at midnight Hawaii Time. So, for the bargain of a lifetime join Kathi Casey’s “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” where you can sign up for my 2-year, Completement Now! program. You get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

Bad News Travels Fast!

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The bad news I’m talking about is the recent study that pretends that supplements are bad! The study is badly done and without merit and should be ignored. Already, based on erroneous findings, Bloomberg News is spreading the word and the Huffington Post passes on the advice of the AARP (a pro drug organization) that “older adults who take dietary supplements to boost their intake of minerals need to be careful they don’t get too much of a good thing.”

I’m on the board of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and here’s our posted comment. “What Kind of Medical Study Would Have Grandma Believe that Her Daily Multivitamin is Dangerous?

Unfortunately the good news doesn’t get reported often in the mainstream media. Like the report I just got from a dentist friend, Dr. John Damiano, who has been suffering for 35 years from brain seizures.

At the 2-month mark on magnesium John reported that “There has been a remarkable improvement. First, spontaneous jerking of my left foot early in my sleep has disappeared 99% (The fasciculations in my left shoulder are virtually gone.) The nature of my brain surgeries (which I now realize I probably never needed) left me with hyperexcitability in my lower left extremity and therefore a dramatic Babinski reflex. Even an itch virtually anywhere on my left leg will cause upper motor neurons to misfire and contract the muscles below my knee, thus a foot twitch. It seems that that phenomenon is conquered such that an itch or a tickle doesn’t result in a bothersome twitches.

And more incredibly, his once skeptical neurologist told him to “Keep taking Magnesium” after seeing “dramatic shrinkage” in his brain lesions on his 3 month anniversary of taking magnesium.

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

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

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

Treating Colds and Flus

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, October 6, 2011

The first bit of advice is to Stay At home!

A cold or flu is your body telling you that you’re run down and you need to rest. It’s also an indication that you may be toxic.

Here are some remedies (it’s not an exhaustive list) that you can take if you are getting or if you have a cold. I’ll do another blog on how to prevent colds and flus.

You don’t have to “drown” in all these remedies, just take 2-3 that appeal to you or ones you already have in your cupboard.

1. Take the homeopathic Oscillococcinum at the first signs of a cold or flu. Some people use it when they travel, are in crowds, or throughout the flu season on a weekly basis.

2. Vitamin C: Dosage: 1,000 mg every 1‐2 hours while awake can cut the duration of a cold or flu by several days.

3. Zinc: Choose a chelated product. Dosage 25 mg, take two per day. Or use zinc lozenges.

4. Garlic: Place a small clove or half a clove of garlic in your mouth and let it sit without chewing through the day and night. Swallow with water when it becomes macerated and replace. Stop if the inside of your mouth becomes irritated.

5. Drink Sage tea for cough (steep twenty minutes).

6. Drink Fenugreek tea for mucus (steep five minutes).

7. Use Wild Oregano oil, Garlic, or Echinacea herbal antibiotics as tincture, tablets, or teas at least three times a day.

8. Mullein and Lobelia are for chest congestion, 1/2 teaspoon each in hot water three times a day. These herbs can also be used as a chest poultice for pleurisy, pneumonia, or bronchitis.

9. Detox: Use Clay Detox Baths. Start with the “Natural Clay.” Blend up 1/4 to 1/2 cup of clay in your blender with 32oz of water and pour that into your hot water foot bath or tub. Soak for 30 min and shower off. Add Magnesium Flakes for further cleansing and muscle relaxation.

SPECIAL OFFER. Extended until October 15, 2011, for the bargain of a lifetime join Kathi Casey’s “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” where you can sign up for my 2-year, Completement Now! program. It’s only $97.00 instead of $240.00. For a short time only and for a limited number of new members, with Kathi’s offer, you get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

Detoxing Menopause

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, September 30, 2011

I was a guest on a recent radio show called Magnificent Menopause and Beyond, Sept 8, 2011. We did a great hour called “Magnificent Magnesium.”

During the show I mentioned that menopause heralds a time when the body is no longer having it’s monthly “detox.” Therefore it’s beneficial to add your own detox. One of the hosts of the show just wrote to me and said she followed my advice and ordered the detox clay I recommend from LL’s Magnetic Clay. She said that she was surprised at how relaxing the bath was…but she said the clean up was awful and stressed her out.

I describe the clay I recommend and how to use it at my Resources link on my website:

“LL’s Magnetic Clay is a sodium bentonite clay for external use. The company has elaborate instructions for doing these baths using a pound of clay, which you can do…but for most people it’s way too complicated and uses so much clay it can clog up the drain. Which means you have to collect the clay after your bath and throw it in the garbage. Instead, simply blend up ¼ to 1 cup of clay in your blender with lots of water and pour that into your footbath or tub. Soak for 30 min and shower off. Do a bath or footbath at least three times a week. You can do more if you have time.”

Many people use a full pound of clay when dealing with severe health conditions but you can’t let that much clay go down the drain like you can when it’s blenderized.

I also use LL’s Magnesium Flakes in the same clay bath. Some people say that you “should” do the baths separately. Personally, I do them together to save time…you know I love multitasking…so I just let the body sort out what it wants to do with the clay and with the magnesium. I’ve had nothing but positive responses from people who use both products together, so why change something that works?

SPECIAL OFFER: OK, for you fence sitters that want to change your lifestyle but keep saying you don’t have time…well we’re down to the wire. Kathi Casey’s free “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” for September is over today. However, Kathi has graciously extended the final date to pick up products until October 15th. Sign up and click on my link then click on Special offer where you can sign up for my Completement Now! Online Wellness Program for only $97.00 instead of $240.00. With Kathi’s offer, you get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

Too Much Medicine

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A recent survey of US primary care physicians revealed that nearly half (42%) believe that their patients receive too much medical care. More than a quarter of physicians surveyed believe that they themselves practice medicine too aggressively.

The survey was carried out because primary care physicians are on “the frontline of health care delivery” and “are at least indirectly responsible for initiating the cascade of health care utilization (testing, therapies, and hospitalizations) for most patients,” explain the researchers.

It appears that this survey confirms what many of us have been saying all along. That too much health care may be detrimental to your health. It’s well known that during times of doctors or nurses strikes, fewer people die.

My answer was to become an MD and an ND to have and offer the best of both worlds. I seriously thought that by now, 35 years after I entered medical school, that natural medicine would be the dominant form of health care. Unfortunately I was wrong. So that’s why I write books and articles, created a wellness program and do as many radio shows as I can to promote health.

Media: Here’s a show you can listen to today, September 28, 2011. It’s called Let’s Talk Books” at 9pm EST. Listen Live.

Bargain: Staying healthy is your best defense against doctor’s prescriptions. In the month of September, for the bargain of a lifetime join Kathi Casey’s “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” where you can sign up for my 2-year, Completement Now! lifestyle program. It’s only $97.00 instead of $240.00. With Kathi’s offer, you get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

Healthy Snacking

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Monday, September 26, 2011

I’m asked all the time to recommend healthy snacks. So, here’s a nice email I just received from my friend Dr. Roby Mitchell that I’d like to share with you. The baker’s dozen list comes complete with a picture that you can see here.

“At home, work, or on the go, it’s important to not let yourself be sabotaged by hunger. A hungry brain is more vulnerable to bad choices.

1. Sea Cruncies are seaweed baked to a crisp. Excellent source of iodine. Eat them like chips.

2. Beanitos served with spicy guacamole.

3. The “Pepper Medley” is great to use to dip hummus. (A variety of green, red and yellow peppers.)

4. Wild sardines are a great source of fish oil.

5. Dried black currants look like raisins but are very different. Black currants are very high in antifungals(phenolics/anthocyanidins). The white grapes used to make raisins are not.

6. Add lemon to honey-flavored Greek yogurt to make a dessert that is better than key lime pie.

7. Wild Amazonian peanuts are also high in antifungals unlike those used to make most peanut products.

8. Pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious and promote healthy breasts and prostates.

9. Low sodium chicken broth can be used alone (15 calories) or to make a soup. You can even add a scoop of whey protein.

10. For breakfast, grind golden flaxseed and add blueberries and yogurt.

11. Paste almond butter on cut-up apples.

12. Spice dark pumpkin seeds with rosemary, oregano and cilantro.

13. Pistachio nuts are probably the most healthful you can eat. Get the low salt, unshelled ones.

Gradually restock your pantry so that you can only make healthful choices.”

Go to Roby’s website for more information on what exciting things he’s doing in his world. (www.drfitt.com)

Staying healthy is your best defense against doctor’s prescriptions. In the month of September, for the bargain of a lifetime join Kathi Casey’s “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” where you can sign up for my 2-year, Completement Now! lifestyle program. It’s only $97.00 instead of $240.00. With Kathi’s offer, you get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

Healing with Herbs

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Friday, September 23, 2011

A journalist just interviewed me about the recent medical journal article on the use of the herb saw palmetto for benign prostatic hypertrophy. The study concluded that “Increasing doses of a saw palmetto fruit extract did not reduce lower urinary tract symptoms more than placebo.”

She asked if I would tell people to stop taking saw palmetto because of this study.

Here’s my response:

A funny thing happens on the way to the research lab!

Things get twisted.

It seems to me that this study is similar to other herbal trials. Here’s how it goes: The pervading herbal wisdom is positive for an herb. People take it and some (if not many) people benefit.

Then science gets hold of the herb but usually uses a herb that is standardized to what scientists “think” is the most active ingredient. The final product is no longer a herb but a chemical that is usually only one small part of a herb.

Then the scientists test this “non-herb” on people using finer and finer criteria and “low and behold” it doesn’t do what the ancient herbalists thought it did. Lord Suffering Cats, they aren’t even testing what the ancients used at all! So, what do they expect?

On the other hand, my philosophy is to survey the ancient wisdom, use a whole organic herb product, and let the individual’s body decide if it’s suitable for them. Not everyone is going to respond to the same herb. Why would they? After all, there are thousands of herbs!

However, science wants to isolate the one chemical from the one herb and make it apply to everyone for their one diagnosis. They are doing an enormous disservice to herbalism and to people in general. They are making people distrust herbs because they are saying their use is unscientific. They cause people to stop using their natural products because they think that science is saying the herb is worthless…when what is “worthless” is the isolated chemical used in the study. It’s like comparing apples and grapefruit…which is even worse than comparing apples and oranges.

Don’t wait around for scientists to “get a clue” about herbs. Check with your local herbalist, naturopath or chiropractor and do your own “research.”

My eBook, Future Health Encyclopedia is full of herbal remedies as well as homeopathy, vitamins, minerals, nutrition and other natural treatments for hundreds of medical conditions.

Staying healthy is your best defense against doctor’s prescriptions. In the month of September, for the bargain of a lifetime join Kathi Casey’s “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” where you can sign up for my 2-year, Completement Now! lifestyle program. It’s only $97.00 instead of $240.00. For a short time only and for a limited number of new members, with Kathi’s offer, you get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

Fallout from the Flu

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I’ve heard it over and over again. Some people who suffer an intestinal flu can end up with symptoms of IBS or gluten intolerance or even colitis. My sister, Christine Wheeler and I wrote about all this in our books IBS for Dummies and IBS Cookbook for Dummies.

What happens?

The virus or bacteria that irritates the stomach intestines enough to cause vomiting and diarrhea can momentarily strip the fragile disaccharide enzymes from the walls of the small intestine. Simply put, these enzymes digest sucrose, fructose, lactose and the glucose chains of some grains. In their absence, sugar, fruit, dairy, wheat, rye and barley remain undigested in your gut. These undigested foods ferment and cause gas. They also become fodder for bacteria and yeast in your gut.

If your intestines become irritated enough to cause “leaky gut” then some of these food molecules can make their way across the intestinal lining into the blood stream and act as foreign invaders causing allergic reactions. We know (from the study of yeast overgrowth) that toxic byproducts from feeding the intestinal flora can be absorbed and cause symptoms from brain fog to arthritis.

People who have symptoms that drag on after a flu can be improperly diagnosed with eating disorders, colitis, IBS, allergies, anxiety, depression, arthritis and chronic fatigue to name a few.

In my practice and in my books I tell people who have intestinal flu to:

1. Stop eating fruit, dairy and wheat until several days past the illness. Read labels!

2. Eat home-made soups and drink lots of clean water.

3. Get lots of rest. I call it “Lying Down Therapy.”

4. Take probiotics. I recommend Prescript Assist.

5. Detox the body with clay and magnesium baths to remove the viral, bacterial and yeast toxins. I recommend Magnetic Clay and Magnesium Flakes.

Even if you had a bad flu a long time ago and have never been well since, the above advice can benefit you. However, I should throw a disclaimer in here that you should not take this information as medical advice until you speak with a knowledgeable practitioner.

As for the flu vaccine, look at the Cochrane Database Review of 2010. Analyzing 50 studies, the authors found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations and also noted that the vast majority of trials were inadequate. The only ones showing benefit were industry-funded yet those studies were more likely to be published in the most prestigious journals. They also found cases of severe harm caused by the vaccines, in spite of inadequate reporting of adverse effects.

NOTE: If you’ve enjoyed our IBS for Dummies books, feel free to write a review on Amazon. They are fantastic books that explain everything that may be causing IBS and what to do about it.

BARGAIN: In the month of September, for the bargain of a lifetime join Kathi Casey’s “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” where you can sign up for my 2-year, Completement Now! program. It’s only $97.00 instead of $240.00. For a short time only and for a limited number of new members, with Kathi’s offer, you get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

Medicalizing Sleeplessness

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Saturday, September 17, 2011

“The Medicalization of Sleeplessness: A Public Health Concern” is the title of an article in the August, 2011 issue of the American Journal of Public health. The authors address the fact that sleeplessness is being increasingly diagnosed and medicalized as a disease condition called insomnia. I call it “creating the disease and offering the cure.”

To come to this conclusion they examined the trend in sleeplessness complaints, diagnoses, and prescriptions of sedative hypnotics in doctor’s office visits from 1993 to 2007.

They found that complaints and insomnia diagnoses increased over time and were far outpaced by prescriptions for sedative hypnotics. They conclude that “insomnia may be a public health concern, but potential overtreatment with marginally effective, expensive medications with nontrivial side effects raises definite population health concerns.”

What do you do instead of taking sleeping pills? Magnesium? Clay baths?

Actually, it’s more than just taking a pill, even if it is magnesium. And more than just detoxing, even if it is clay. Magnesium and clay will definitely help but what if you’re not sleeping because you have a lot of electrical appliances in your bedroom that irritate your brain. A member of Completement Now! told me she hadn’t slept well for a year until she discovered the electrical box for new house was in her bedroom. She took the advice of Module 4 in my program and shuts off her electricity at night. You can obtain that module as well as Modules 1-3 for free by signing up for this newsletter.

Yes, it’s much more than just taking a pill to knock you out! What if the sugar you eat before bedtime keeps you awake? What if there is too much light coming into your bedroom at night? What if your stress hormones kick in at night and keep you awake? Sure, magnesium can help, and that’s where I start but I’d also advise you to look into your lifestyle.

To make it easy for you to modify your lifestyle I spent two years developing an online wellness program that holds you hand and shows you the way to a healthy life. In the month of September, for the bargain of a lifetime sign up for Kathi Casey’s free “Ultimate Back Care Summit – Natural Healing with 7 Masters” where you can click on my Special Offer and join my 2-year, Completement Now! program. It’s only $97.00 instead of $240.00. For a short time only and for a limited number of new members, with Kathi’s offer, you get all 104 modules for less than a dollar apiece! It’s an incredible deal for a life-changing product.

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

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

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

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