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

Medicine Mad At Supplement Sales

March 4, 2019

Why do I keep harping about the attacks on dietary supplements? It’s because nutrients represent the last bastion of defense that vulnerable medical patients can turn to when drugs and doctors let them down. And allopathic medicine is doing it darndest to keep patients away from supplements. A Medscape article “Supplements and CVD: Why Negative […]

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Athletes’ Yips? Magnesium Deficiency 

February 24, 2019

This Medscape article “When Athletes Fail: The Science Behind ‘The Yips’” caught my attention because I’d never heard of this bizarre term ‘Yips’ or its association with athletes.  Apparently Yips is a state of extreme nervousness in a golfer that can be accompanied by an involuntary jerk, twitch, or shake that blows an otherwise easy putt.  Neurologists are […]

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Hammering Hypertension

February 17, 2019

A Medscape article about “When to Start Treating Hypertension” caught my eye, and my mind immediately went to the studies showing that people with magnesium deficiency are at risk for hypertension. The paper that I’m asking everyone to print up and take to their doctor and give to friends and family is called “Subclinical Magnesium […]

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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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