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

Should Statins Be Used Preventatively?

January 20, 2021

When I went to medical school in the mid 70s, my class was coached that we should prescribe medications for as short a time as possible to treat a patient with specific condition but stop the drugs when a patient has recovered. That was 50 years ago. In the past decade or two, drugs are […]

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Allopathic View of Natural Products for Migraine

January 11, 2021

A Medscape Quiz “Any ‘Natural’ Products Effective for Migraine?” began with the case of a 43-year-old woman who had a 15-year history of frequent migraines and wanted to take “a natural product” to try and reduce the frequency of her headaches. She has been treated in the past with beta-blockers and tricyclic antidepressants and did […]

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Why Use Coronary Calcium Scans?

December 22, 2020

Coronary Calcium Scans assess the degree of calcification of the coronary arteries using CT scans. X-rays and CT scan radiation accumulates in the body and I recommend they be used with caution and only for emergencies. The Coronary Calcium Scan has not “caught on” as a screening tool because there are no drugs to “dissolve” the calcium in coronary arteries. Allopathic medicine uses stents, calcium channel blockers, statin drugs – ineffectively.

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Magnesium, Endurance Athletes & Atrial Fibrillation

December 17, 2020

In a Medscape blog by an electrophysiology cardiologist called “Endurance Exercise and Heart Disease: Look for Clues in the Genes” it seems the good doctor has stopped looking for a proper reason for heart disease and wants to “blame it on the genes.” I equate that with med school training that told us to blame […]

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Magnesium or Biologics for Inflammation

December 15, 2020

In medical school we learned about inflammation but not that it is a major cause of chronic disease. I’ve been saying this for years and now allopathic medicine is agreeing in an April, 2020 Medical News Today article. They say that inflammation contributes to the following chronic illnesses: metabolic syndrome, which includes type 2 diabetes, […]

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Magnesium for Asthma

December 8, 2020

When the normal flu season is upon us, which for many people is really just a bad cold with cough and fever, a lot of more people begin wheezing and their doctors often immediately diagnose asthma. Wheezing can be triggered by many things, including a cough, but usually that only occurs if the bronchial tube muscles are deficient in magnesium.

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Calcium out of Control

December 1, 2020

In two 2010 blogs I wrote “Why I Hate Calcium” and “Cancel the Calcium” but in the past 10 years I haven’t paid enough attention to calcium as it’s woven a calcified web over our bodies. What are the functions of calcium? That the following functions of calcium are extremely important, cannot be denied. They […]

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Treating Normal Blood Pressure

December 1, 2020

I never saw this coming – that doctors would be advised to prescribe drugs for a normal or mildly elevated BP. How does this make any sense? An Aug 31, 2020 Medscape article titled “Antihypertensive Treatment Beneficial at Normal BP Levels” didn’t even have a question mark after it. Apparently a 48-study, meta-analysis found that […]

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COVID And Mental Health

November 30, 2020

Allopathic medicine has consistently failed to acknowledge the role that nutrients play in supporting the immune system. There are no nutrition or nutrients courses in medical school – and there probably never will be. I’ve been waiting for them since the mid 70s and instead of embracing the nutrient-building-blocks of the body, medicine demonizes nutrient […]

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The Great Potassium Breakthrough

August 25, 2020

Why have we practitioners shied away from prescribing, or even recommending, high doses of potassium to our patients? We can lay the blame at the feet of the FDA who, with an overabundance of caution, ruled that potassium supplements cannot exceed 99mg of potassium per dose, which is only 2% of the 4,700mg Adequate Intake […]

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