Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND – The Doctor of the Future

Proton Pump Inhibitors- Fact or Fake?

November 18, 2018

I find it quite offensive when medicine uses cutesy, trendy titles when writing about serious health issues. “Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors: Fact or Fake News?” on Medscape is one such travesty. This title is telling patients, who are suffering debilitating magnesium-deficiency symptoms from using PPIs, that their PPI adverse effects are just Fake […]

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The Future of Medicine?

November 15, 2018

The future of medicine is unfortunately in the hands of Big Pharma; it’s got nothing to do with patients anymore or even doctors for that matter. I think most doctors, when they go into medicine, want to keep their patients healthy. But what they end up doing, after years of studying drugs, is become drug […]

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Are We Wrong About Fevers?

November 12, 2018

This Medscape headline caught my eye “Are We Wrong About Fevers?” The discussion turned to defining a normal temperature as a baseline. Apparently, Dr. Carl Wunderlich at the University of Leipzig, beginning in the mid-1800s, over a 16-year period, recorded the axillary temperatures of over 25,000 patients. In 1868 he reported that 98.6° F (37° […]

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Discontinuing Benzodiazepines

November 7, 2018

A Medscape article asked “What Is the Best Way to Discontinue Benzodiazepines?” But it turns out no one has the answer to that important question. But, of course I have my opinion and my recommendations. “Approximately about 4% of the population use benzodiazepines, and prolonged treatment is common despite clinical recommendations for short-term use. Discontinuing […]

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Medical PTSD

November 4, 2018

A customer recently identified herself as suffering from Medical PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). I look at this condition through the lens of Total Biology and the “conflict” of disease, diagnosis, and doctors. However, Medical PTSD has its own designation taken originally from the adult survivors of childhood cancer 12-20% of whom suffer unrecognized and […]

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The Salt Fix

November 1, 2018

I’m a big believer in salt. Actually it’s not just belief, it’s a fact that salt – in the form of unrefined sea salt is a Superfood. I’ve written before about The Salt Fix, a book by James DiNicolantonio PhD who promotes natural salt (sea salt). Here is his book blurb on Amazon: A leading cardiovascular […]

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Bribes for Drugs

October 28, 2018

Lord Sufferin’ Cats, now I’ve heard it all. Big Pharma is “Paying Physicians, Patients to Lower LDL-C” because it’s cost effective! I guess with all the negative associations people have with cholesterol statin drugs these days, with all the terrible side effects, with the fact that cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease, patients […]

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A Safe Weight Loss Drug?

October 25, 2018

Here’s an oxymoron, or is it just a moronic and unfounded statement? “A Safe Weight Loss Drug That Works” is an article in Medscape touting a new drug that gives a person a miraculous 5% weight loss. Yes, a 5% weight loss.  I’m especially annoyed with this recent weight loss drug promotion because I’ve seen […]

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Insulin is Running Out!

October 21, 2018

In my last blog I mentioned that the diabetic drug, Metformin, was being promoted as an anti-aging miracle. However the most recent study on the drug found that “Metformin and insulin ineffective in improving beta cell function in kids with type 2 diabetes.”  Another crisis in diabetic care is the short supply of insulin. A […]

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What are MARCoNS?

October 17, 2018

A customer recently told us that the lab report came back on her infected wisdom teeth and they found something that she said sounded very scary. It’s MARCoNS, which is Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus bacteria. But the good news is that it’s not that bad because I’m pretty sure I have it! I acquired […]

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