Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND – Page 4 – The Doctor of the Future

Statin Safety – An Oxymoron

February 10, 2019

How is it even possible that it took the American Heart Association (AHA) until Dec 2018 to produce their “First Scientific Statement on Statin Safety” over 30 years since statins were approved? It comes at a time when the death knell has been sounded for cholesterol being a cause of heart disease. Even the title […]

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Supplements and Chronic Disease 

February 4, 2019

In what the authors probably assume is a fantastic expose, they conclude that “Dietary Supplements Don’t Prevent Chronic Disease.”  The authors first note that the dietary supplement industry had an estimated $41.1 billion in sales in 2016 while the Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticsis cautioning against their “routine and indiscriminate use.”  They qualify that while “single- and […]

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Feds to Limit Opioid Exposure

January 27, 2019

And how do they propose doing that? A Medscape article, “Federal Task Force Highlights Ways to Limit Opioid Exposure”, says they want to take a closer look at how insurers’ policies deny Americans ways to manage their acute and chronic pain without facing the risk for opioid addiction.   Well look no further! They can just […]

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Adapt, Adopt, and Survive

January 20, 2019

After several conversations with a keen and cool millennial, I realized I should consider my own mantra of “adapt, adopt, and survive” when I discuss millennials and their drug intake.  You can Google what I’ve previously written about ADHD and Ritalin. My blog, “Recycling Amphetamines” speaks to the generation of young people who have grown […]

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Demeaning Dietary Supplements

January 13, 2019

How can nutrients that the body requires for every breath we take, every move we make, and every thought we have be so misunderstood by doctors? When I first began taking a close look at magnesium in the late 1990s I was astounded at what it can do – and I remain astounded as the […]

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The Latest Healthcare Experiment

January 9, 2019

“Apple Watch ECG App Rolls Out: The Healthcare Experiment Begins” gives us a glimpse of the brave new world or overdiagnosis for profit as Apple becomes your new doctor. Apparently Apple has been working with the FDA to approve a new EKG app for the Apple Watch Series 4. That’s right you can view your […]

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More Diabetes Drugs!

January 6, 2019

It’s taken decades for drug companies to publically acknowledge that insulin and sulfonylurea drugs, both used to treat type 2 diabetes, increase the risk for heart disease. They make that announcement in a recent JAMA study reported on Medscape. Why now, you ask? Because they have a new line of glucose-lowering drugs that they are unveiling. […]

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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 […]

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Raising the Bar by Lowering the Target

December 30, 2018

My blog topic is the title of an American Journal of Cardiology paper that’s an outright educational promotion for a new line of cholesterol drugs. I guess the publicity against statin drugs has hit a high point and drug companies are scrambling to keep the cholesterol myth going with non-statin PCSK9 Inhibitors that supposedly treat LDL cholesterol. The […]

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Floxing Children 

December 26, 2018

Floxing is the term used by people who suffer serious side effects from fluoroquinolone antibiotics. These drugs are widely used and include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and ofloxacin (Floxin). What do all these drugs have in common? They are all fluoridated molecules, which means they contain fluorine. This very toxic element […]

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