The Apple Heart Study - Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Apple Heart Study

April 21, 2019
My favorite cardiologist Dr. John Mandrola is skeptical, like me, about Apple getting into the medical research business. You can read Taking the Pulse of the Apple Heart Study and draw your own conclusions, but I’ll give you mine.
A study investigator from Stanford said that the Apple Heart Study (AHS) “…gives clinicians information they can use. It was designed to help doctors know what to do when a patient shows up with atrial fibrillation.”
Mandrola says that’s a pile of horse manure. He says “AHS gives clinicians no reliable information about what to do; in fact, it has made our job harder. What, for instance, am I supposed to do if the watch finds a true-positive AF episode of 20 minutes in a 64-year-old? If this device leads to low-risk people getting oral anticoagulants, this could cause harm because bleeding rates may exceed the reduction of stroke rates. Also, enhanced detection of AF may lead to greater use of antiarrhythmic drugs—a sure bet for increased harm.”
Go back to my Sept. 2017 blog “Too Much Medical Testing” and you’ll see what Mandrola is talking about. The more you screen and test, the more you intervene, and the more harm you cause.
Mandrola continues “More Information hardly equates with gains in knowledge. Smart watches and digital health will deliver oodles more information. This, along with hype, will surely enrich the makers of devices, and in turn the medical industry. I remain skeptical that it will improve the human condition. It could even make us sicker.”
I’m sure the medical researchers were just beside themselves when the AHS enrolled 420,000 people for their study in less than one year. Of course there is tons of bias with consumer health gadgets – like enrolling a younger age group and those with a disposable income.
However, the biggest bias is that nobody is keeping track of the magnesium deficiency in the whole population that can be the underlying cause of this epidemic of atrial fibrillation. Has allopathic even stopped to figure out why there is an epidemic or do they just appreciate all the new business?
As it stands, hundreds of thousands of lemmings are going to allow their personal health data to be entered into a system that will spit them out into drug and surgery trials based on faulty thinking. A health system – or should I say a disease system – that offers no choice beyond drugs and surgery to patients is a flawed system. As long as doctors remain naïve about the appalling lack of nutrients in their patients we have a flawed system. It’s so bad that doctors are still admonishing their patients for taking magnesium even though “Magnesium is a critical mineral in the human body and is involved in ~80% of known metabolic functions.”
Let me give you the reference for that earth-shattering statement: Workinger, J. L., et al. (2018).”Challenges in the Diagnosis of Magnesium Status.” Nutrients 10(9). 
The beginning of the abstract reads:

Magnesium is a critical mineral in the human body and is involved in ~80% of known metabolic functions. It is currently estimated that 60% of adults do not achieve the average dietary intake (ADI) and 45% of Americans are magnesium deficient, a condition associated with disease states like hypertension, diabetes, and neurological disorders, to name a few. 

Other publications say that 80% of the population does not receive the RDA of magnesium and I believe that more than 45% of the population suffers symptoms of chronic disease due to magnesium deficiency that is misdiagnosed as disease.
So why wouldn’t the heart, which requires the most magnesium in the whole body, beat erratically since it’s electrolytes that are responsible for the electrical activity of the heart, are out of balance.
It’s only commonsense that magnesium – especially ReMag with its high absorption – should be the first line of treatment for electrolyte problems. But the insanity about magnesium goes even further because doctors do not even measure magnesium on an electrolyte panel. And when they do test for magnesium, usually because an educated patient asks for one, they use serum magnesium testing, which is highly inaccurate. It’s a closed loop of craziness that is killing people and that’s why I say it’s insane.
Fortunately you don’t have to be part of that insanity because you can follow my protocols and guidelines and keep yourself healthy and away from doctors and their non-stop testing! 
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Carolyn Dean MD ND

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