Too Much Information (TMI) – Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Too Much Information (TMI)

January 4, 2019

Our culture is suffering from too much information and at the same time we are losing our words to resist. What an amazing schizophrenic, even quadrophrenic existence we are now living.

The latest onslaught of TMI in the medical world is an Apple Watch app just released before the 2018 Holidays that reads your heart rhythm to alert you when you have an arrhythmia, even atrial fibrillation.

Why is Apple allowed to Practice Medicine Without a License! Why is this a bad thing you ask? Why wouldn’t someone want to know if they have a heart arrhythmia? Well, how about the fact that, as our friend Dr. Stephen Sinatra says, “It’s common to experience heart palpitations around the holidays, especially if you’re consuming more sugar, caffeine or alcohol than usual. And while they can be very frightening, heart palpitations are often benign.” 

Yes, Apple brags that their “ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 marks the first direct-to-consumer product that enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist, capturing heart rhythm in a moment when they experience symptoms like a rapid or skipped heart beat and helping to provide critical data to physicians.” It can also “check heart rhythms in the background and send a notification if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation is identified.” Look how well “direct to consumer” drug TV advertising is working for us. Everyone who watches TV is bombarded and brainwashed with drug commercials that have not cured any disease but made people sicker with side effects.

Oh, I guess it’s OK and Apple does have a license to practice medicine because  “Apple worked with the FDA for a number of years to receive De Novo classification for the ECG app and the irregular heart rhythm notification, making the features available over the counter.” WOW! Oh, and it’s a FREE update, making it even more magical to data-hungry customers!

Apple in its product description warns all their techie customers that “When left untreated, AFib is one of the leading conditions that can result in stroke, the second most common cause of death around the world. The CDC estimates AFib can affect up to two percent of the younger population and nine percent of those 65 years and older in the US.”  I’ve never seen these stats on younger people, so I know it’s definitely targeting them, a generation that is already “biohacking” their bodies and gathering data to, supposedly, help keep their chemical body healthy.

So, what happens next? Just like the horrible direct-to-consumer TV ads for drugs, this app is going to send hundreds of thousands of people to their doctors, scared out of their wits, and wanting treatment. And that’s probably a low estimate because apparently 33 million Apple watches have been sold in its 2.5 year history.

Then what? Will doctors look for the magnesium and mineral deficiencies that affect the heart rhythm electrolytes? Not A Chance. Will doctors look at the dozens of triggers for heart arrhythmia? Not A Chance. Will doctors recommend several medications and cardiac ablation? Absolutely. Will drug companies and cardiologists be happy that they are “saving lives” AND making lots of money? Absolutely!

The drugs given are usually beta blockers, statins, and blood thinners, all of which have tremendous side effects. Google these words and my name to find out just how bad these side effects can be. Cardiac ablation is a surgical procedure to scar or destroy tissue in your heart that’s allowing incorrect electrical signals to cause an abnormal heart rhythm. Google that and my name as well to find out why some cardiologists are turning their back on ablation because in many cases it doesn’t work and it doesn’t hold.

What causes “incorrect electrical signals?” Electrolyte imbalance, usually headed up by magnesium deficiency. Some doctors know this. Even some large arrhythmia organizations know this. For my educational outreach about the effects of magnesium deficiency on the heart, I received “The Arrhythmia Alliance Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management Services Award 2012” at The Heart Rhythm Congress organized by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).

My advice? Just as I say about genetic testing that reveals your top 100 gene mutations that can lead to early death, be very skeptical of Too Much Information where the data is being funneled directly into drug and surgical solutions without even a nod to alternatives or the crucial building blocks of the body. Be aware that the drug companies and medicine are Marketing Us To Death.

My advice? Just as I say about genetic testing that reveals your top 100 gene mutations that can lead to early death, be very skeptical of Too Much Information where the data is being funneled directly into drug and surgical solutions without even a nod to alternatives or the crucial building blocks of the body. Be aware that the drug companies and medicine are Marketing Us To Death.

Read Atrial Fibrillation: ReMineralize Your Heart to learn whether your “heart condition” is really a magnesium deficiency. 

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Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

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