Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND – Page 5 – The Doctor of the Future

Long Term Prescriptions

November 28, 2018

When I was in medical school in the mid-70s we were taught to only give prescriptions to our patients for as short a duration as possible. Drugs provided short-term relief until a patient mustered their own defenses and were not a ‘preventive’ strategy. Now we have patients on ‘just in case’ drugs that should have […]

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Head Injury & Magnesium

November 25, 2018

A recent Medscape article reported that “Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk”. A quarter of the 13,000 head injury victims in the study experienced long-term cognitive decline and a greater risk for dementia over the 20 years of follow up. One researcher said that the increased decline for those with head injury is […]

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Why Doctors Fear Magnesium 

November 21, 2018

It doesn’t seem rationale, but doctors are afraid of magnesium because they really don’t know anything about it. In med school we were told over and over again that if we came upon some treatment that we didn’t learn in our medical training, that it just wasn’t valid. Incredibly that goes for all the nutrients […]

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Proton Pump Inhibitors- Fact or Fake?

November 18, 2018

I find it quite offensive when medicine uses cutesy, trendy titles when writing about serious health issues. “Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors: Fact or Fake News?” on Medscape is one such travesty. This title is telling patients, who are suffering debilitating magnesium-deficiency symptoms from using PPIs, that their PPI adverse effects are just Fake […]

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The Future of Medicine?

November 15, 2018

The future of medicine is unfortunately in the hands of Big Pharma; it’s got nothing to do with patients anymore or even doctors for that matter. I think most doctors, when they go into medicine, want to keep their patients healthy. But what they end up doing, after years of studying drugs, is become drug […]

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Are We Wrong About Fevers?

November 12, 2018

This Medscape headline caught my eye “Are We Wrong About Fevers?” The discussion turned to defining a normal temperature as a baseline. Apparently, Dr. Carl Wunderlich at the University of Leipzig, beginning in the mid-1800s, over a 16-year period, recorded the axillary temperatures of over 25,000 patients. In 1868 he reported that 98.6° F (37° […]

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Discontinuing Benzodiazepines

November 7, 2018

A Medscape article asked “What Is the Best Way to Discontinue Benzodiazepines?” But it turns out no one has the answer to that important question. But, of course I have my opinion and my recommendations. “Approximately about 4% of the population use benzodiazepines, and prolonged treatment is common despite clinical recommendations for short-term use. Discontinuing […]

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Medical PTSD

November 4, 2018

A customer recently identified herself as suffering from Medical PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). I look at this condition through the lens of Total Biology and the “conflict” of disease, diagnosis, and doctors. However, Medical PTSD has its own designation taken originally from the adult survivors of childhood cancer 12-20% of whom suffer unrecognized and […]

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The Salt Fix

November 1, 2018

I’m a big believer in salt. Actually it’s not just belief, it’s a fact that salt – in the form of unrefined sea salt is a Superfood. I’ve written before about The Salt Fix, a book by James DiNicolantonio PhD who promotes natural salt (sea salt). Here is his book blurb on Amazon: A leading cardiovascular […]

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Bribes for Drugs

October 28, 2018

Lord Sufferin’ Cats, now I’ve heard it all. Big Pharma is “Paying Physicians, Patients to Lower LDL-C” because it’s cost effective! I guess with all the negative associations people have with cholesterol statin drugs these days, with all the terrible side effects, with the fact that cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease, patients […]

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