From the Desk of Carolyn Dean MD ND

I was interested to see if an Epoch Times article titled “Fluoroquinolone Alert: The Common Medication That Could Lead to Irreversible Health Conditions” was addressing my theory that prescription medications containing fluoride end up as brittle magnesium fluoride compounds that can cause tendon rupture. The article did emphasize the fact that these drugs do cause this terrible side effect, but magnesium was never mentioned. I’m sure MgF2 does play a role in tendon rupture because intestinal bacteria break down any chemical that happens by, but this article revealed other dangerous side effects.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

Being “Floxed”

Fluoroquinolone drugs are antibiotics (ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and moxifloxacin (Avelox)) that are widely prescribed for common bladder, skin, and lung infections and their side effects are mounting with sufferers saying they have been “Floxed.”

Apparently, fluoride was added to drugs to help them blast through lipid cell membranes – even those in the brain. And fluoroquinolones are said to be effective broad-spectrum antibiotics that can reach deep into cells and tissues to fight bacteria. But the deeper they go, the more damage they can potentially cause.

Floxed symptoms include tendon ruptures and severe neurological and psychological effects, often leading to irreversible impairments. There is even double the risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, which are often fatal. There are also fatal heart rhythm disturbances.

Dr. Mark Ghalili, who was Floxed in his medical training and ended up in a wheelchair for a time says that “Millions are taking these antibiotics unaware of the potential long-term consequences.”

A very consequential side effect is that fluoroquinolones damage mitochondria. I’ve said countless times that magnesium is the necessary driver for the mitochondrial production of ATP energy, and I can’t help but wonder if the fluoride that is released from these drugs depletes magnesium, which causes the mitochondria to fail.

Dr. Ghalili reminds us that the toxicity from fluoroquinolone drugs is cumulative and may not be noticed with the first prescription. But what about the long list of other fluoride drugs that patients are being told they need to take day in and day out for the rest of their lives as the side effects accumulate and are medicated with other drugs?

Possible Permanent Damage

What has the FDA done to regulate fluoroquinolones? Well whoop-di-do, in July 2008 it introduced a “black box” to notify health care providers and patients about the risks of tendonitis and tendon ruptures. By 2013 there was some recognition by the FDA that these drugs had the potential to cause irreversible nerve damage. Then the FDA droned on with more warnings in 2016 and 2018 – with never the intent to pull the drugs from the market.

Warnings that never reached the public said:  “Side effects can occur hours to weeks after exposure to fluoroquinolones and may potentially be permanent.”

In 2018 came the mental health warnings and risk of hypoglycemic coma. But even the risk of suicide did not dissuade the FDA from continue to allow the drug to be prescribed with 13.7 million prescriptions being given out in 2019, which was down from 18.7 million in 2015.

What is the actual physical impact? In 2023, there were 7,288 adverse event reports on the 3 main fluoroquinolone antibiotics and 779 death reports—a significant increase from the 340 such fatalities reported in 2016. Remember the effect of these drugs is cumulative.

This article just focused on fluoroquinolones but what about the other dozens of drugs that harbor fluoride.

Here is a list of top selling drugs that contained the fluorine atom. I’m sure there are more:

Anaesthetics (Desflurane)
Analgesics (Niflumic acid, Celebrex)
Antacids (Prevacid)
Anti-arrhythmia  (Flecainide)
Antibiotics (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox)
Antidepressants (Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro)
Antifungal (Voriconazole, Diflucan)
Anti-inflammatories (Fluticasone propionate, Celebrex)
Neuroleptics (Risperdal)
Statins (Lipitor, Crestor, Vytorin, Zetia/Ezetimibe)
Weight Loss (Fenfluoramine)

Even though Big Pharma says that fluoride is stable in these fluoride drugs, on the website, you can look up the studies that have documented elevated fluoride levels in the urine or blood after the use of the following drugs: Cipro, Niflumic acid (pain killer), Flecainide (Rx atrial fibrillation), Fluorinated anesthetics (used in surgery), Voriconazole (antifungal).

Fluoride in Our Environment

One other sidebar to consider is the fluoride in your tap water, in toothpaste and in the unnecessary and toxic fluoride treatments given by dentist. I walked out of a dentist’s office here in Maui when he said he wanted to give me a fluoride treatment for my teeth!

There is also the grave concern that fluoride has the same brain damaging effects like lead, mercury, arsenic, PCBs, and toluene. And it’s capable of causing brain disorders like autism and ADHD, it has also been shown to reduce intelligence, impair your ability to learn and remember, and increase your chances of Alzheimer’s.

I think you’ve gotten the picture of the dangers of fluoride in our drugs and in our environment. For more on the many side effects of fluoride including effects on our skeleton, please study the website

The Worst is Over

On his website, ( Dr. Ghalini has a multi-step program for sufferers of fluoroquinolone poisoning. And Lord Sufferin’ Cats, as I live and breathe, he begins by saying that magnesium is the most important mineral in the treatment of fluoroquinolone toxicity. We have to get in touch with this doctor and perfect his treatment with ReMag®!

  1. IV vitamin infusions.
    NOTE: IV vitamins are all synthetic – you cannot inject organic food-based nutrients without severe reactions. That’s why I use well-absorbed oral food-based vitamins and picometer minerals. Magnesium is especially important because fluoroquinolones deplete this vital mineral.
  2. Supplement protocols.
    NOTE: Dr. Ghalili says that patients with a MTHFR gene variation can be disproportionately affected by fluoride drugs. Using a methylated, food based vitamin B complex can support this as well.
  3. Repairing damaged mitochondria.
    NOTE: This occurs with the above formulas. Toxins, too much calcium, heavy metals and fluoride damage mitochondria. Picometer minerals and food based vitamins lead the charge to clean up these important powerhouses and allow the energy to flow.
  4. Specialized cell therapy – which is mysteriously to be discussed in person.
  5. Diet protocols.
    NOTE: This is pretty basic advice, avoidance of processed and ultraprocessed foods that include sugar, refined seed oils, gluten and dairy do help heal our cells.

So, as you can see, “the worst is over” because if you use picometer minerals and food based vitamins you are supporting the structure and function of your cells.

Treating Fluoride Injuries

I know I’m testing your patience by continuing this blog, but Dr. Ghalili has more to say about treating the specific injuries suffered by Floxers. Besides, I may send him this blog and encourage him to use our formulas for his patients!

Let’s see how he treats the following:

  1. Muscle Wasting and Tendon Ruptures: He says that these symptoms often result from the depletion of magnesium by fluoroquinolones. A doctor after my own heart! He says that the pain Floxers experience is linked to mitochondrial damage, affecting proper cell synthesis through DNA transcription and translation. That tendon ruptures occur due to the blockage of proline hydroxylase, an essential enzyme responsible for collagen production, which is crucial for rebuilding damaged tissues.
    NOTE: And I say collagen requires food-based vitamin C for proper production. Also elastin and collagen work together in soft tissue scaffolding and magnesium is essential for elastin production.
  1. Anxiety: The anxiety induced by fluoroquinolones is a result of the displacement of the GABA receptor as the fluoride component in the antibiotic allows for blood-brain barrier crossing leading to a state of fight or flight activated by the sympathetic nervous system.
    NOTE: Of course, magnesium is important here because of the action on the HPA (hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal) axis.
  1. Fatigue: Fluoroquinolones can impair the Krebs cycle, leading to reduced ATP production and, consequently, decreased energy levels.
    NOTE: We all know that ATP-Mg is the proper designation for this energy molecule, so if you want more energy, you want more magnesium.

    Ginney, please get Dr. Ghalili on the phone!

Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future

References: (“Fluoroquinolone Alert” Epoch Times)