On my Live with Dr. Carolyn Dean Radio Show, Monday May 19, 2014, I ranted about the “Top 100 Selling Drugs of 2013,” We are spending trillions of dollars on drugs that may not be necessary and can be very harmful. Drugs are a huge part of our economy and are going to stay with us for the foreseeable future. But you do have a choice. In today’s blog I’ll cover the 10 best-selling drugs and offer you safe alternatives.
#1 Synthroid is a synthetic thyroid hormone replacement drug. More people take Synthroid than any other drug but it doesn’t treat the underlying thyroid imbalance that is primarily due to mineral deficiencies. I recommend ReMyte, which has 12 minerals including the 6 required by the thyroid.
Iodine is part of the thyroid hormone molecule. Knowing this prompted natural medicine practitioners to treat low thyroid with high doses of iodine as if it’s the only mineral the thyroid needs. Over the long term, high doses of iodine can throw other minerals, like selenium and magnesium, out of balance.
T4 has 4 iodine molecules, T3 has 3. Selenium is required to break down T4 to the active form T3. If you take high doses of selenium without iodine you can cause iodine deficiency symptoms. Other minerals that are required for proper thyroid function include manganese, molybdenum, zinc and copper.
#2 Crestor is a statin drug prescribed to lower cholesterol. However, magnesium deficiency and not cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. Crestor is a drug that contains fluoride, which binds with magnesium making a brittle compound of MgF that deposits in bones and cartilage and muscle causing the severe muscle pain common with statin drugs. I remind people that the average cholesterol when I was in medical school was 245 and the fanaticism to get your cholesterol down below 200 deprives your brain and your genitals of necessary fats and hormones! For heart disease I recommend ReMag and RnA Drops.
#3 Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor that kills your stomach acid making it impossible to digest food or break down dietary minerals properly before absorption. Heartburn is a product of gastric acid deficiency, yeast overgrowth and magnesium deficiency. I recommend KAL SuperEnzymes, a Candida diet, DGL licorice as a natural antacid and ReMag.
#4 Ventolin is a bronchodilator prescribed for asthma. Bronchial tubes are constricted because of magnesium deficiency and the treatment is ReMag. Magnesium relaxes tight muscles in the bronchial tract and eliminates the problem in most cases.
#5 Advair Diskus is another asthma drug but it should be contraindicated for asthma because it contains 3 Fluoride molecules! The safe treatment is with ReMag.
#6 Cymbalta is a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. These drugs stop the breakdown of serotonin and norepinephrine, which can build up to inappropriate levels and cause side effects. Considering that antidepressants only work about 30% of the time, it makes more sense to balance your body with ReMag, ReMyte, detox with ReAline and take RnA Drops to help get the labyrinth of the mind out of the way.
#7 Diovan is an antihypertensive drug that dilates blood vessels by blocking a body chemical called angiotensin. But we know that magnesium (ReMag) relaxes the smooth muscles lining blood vessels and naturally dilates them causing blood pressure to normalize without any side effects. Diovan can cause a rapid heart rate and seizures, which implies that it is draining magnesium from the body.
#8 Vyvanse is an ADHD drug – a psychostimulant precursor to amphetamine used for children from ages 6-12 and also in adults. My advice for ADHD is to balance the body’s minerals with ReMag, ReMyte and detox with ReAline.
#9 Lantus Solostar is long-acting insulin prescribed for the treatment of diabetes. Few people know that one of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium levels. Many people report improvement in their blood sugars on ReMag, ReMyte, ReAline and RnA Drops.
#10 Lyrica is an anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain. It is used to treat epilepsy, post-herpetic neuralgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia. The most serious side effects of Lyrica are muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, which are magnesium deficiency symptoms. Instead, my recommendation is to saturate your body with magnesium. Get the Magnesium RBC blood test at Request A Test for $49.00 and make sure your levels are optimum at 6.0-6.5mg/dL.
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In my next blog I’ll list the top ten money-making drugs beginning with an antipsychotic drug that raked in 6.9 BILLION dollars from Feb 2013-Mar 2014.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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