Taking Charge of Your Health

my name is karellen Dean I’m a medical doctor a naturopathic doctor and I want to thank dr. McCullough for the opportunity to update everybody on magnesium seems like a simple topic but I’ve been working with magnesium for about 15 years now and I wrote the book the magnesium miracle and I’m working up to my third edition of this book because the the research is overwhelming about this very simple mineral that 80% of the population is missing so what I want to convey today is the importance of magnesium how you can get it how you can know how much you require in your body and and the incredible benefits from using this simple mineral magnesium is the most important mineral in the body it may not be the mineral but there’s the most of but it is the most important it’s a mineral that activates the muscles and the nerves it’s a mineral that attaches to ATP adenosine triphosphate to create the energy in the body so without magnesium you don’t have energy it helps to digest proteins carbohydrates and fats it actually is a building block for RNA and DNA it’s a precursor for neurotransmitters so like serotonin it it does so much in the body but we haven’t heard much about it it’s not a drug it’s not a medication so it’s not something I learned about in medical school being a naturopath I learned more about it in my naturopathic training but then when Random House asked me to write a book on magnesium back in the late 90s I was astounded that I was very deficient in magnesium as evidenced by heart palpitations and terrible charley horse leg cramps so I was deficient I needed magnesium and I wanted to learn more what I found in the past five years about magnesium is that hardly anybody is really getting enough what happens is we tend to get the laxative effect with magnesium before we get the therapeutic effect so let me explain when you take magnesium say a full day’s dose you can actually get the laxative effect if you take it all at once and that’s a failsafe for magnesium and that’s a good thing the failsafe is kind of evolutionary humans grew up around the oceans and in the ocean there’s three times the amount of magnesium as there is calcium it’s kind of sister mineral so when you’re eating seaweed and lots of fish and whatever else is coming from the sea you’re getting lots of magnesium so if you get too much the failsafe is you’ll get the laxative effect or diarrhea if there’s too much magnesium on board but calcium where are you getting your calcium there’s no dairy calves there’s no yogurt there’s no cheese’s you have to get your calcium from from bones of fish so calcium was required obviously for the bones but because there was little in the food people were eating there was this grabbing effect of vitamin D holding on to calcium in the body so now even thousands and centuries later we’ve had a turning of the tables where we’re getting lots of calcium too much calcium people are being told to take lots of calcium supplements and they’re not told anything about magnesium when you look at blood tests something called a chem screen you’ll see the electrolytes calcium potassium chloride and sodium measured but not even a measure of magnesium so calcium is being over-utilized taken in high quantities and Meg museum isn’t being taken at all so what’s been happening is as I mentioned earlier the the muscle and nerve function that magnesium is responsible for is diminished if you don’t have enough magnesium your muscles go into spasm calcium causes muscles to contract if you had a balance the muscles would do their thing they relax and contract and and create their activity with too much calcium you get intense spasming and contraction of muscles which can lead to a heart attack so thus we say magnesium is very important for the heart the highest amount of magnesium in the whole body is in the heart is specifically in the left ventricle so people who have heart attacks who who died of a sudden heart attack after an athletic event they can be expressing a severe magnesium deficiency and the calcium that remains causes the muscles to go into sustained contraction and thus a heart attack and the heart pump just just stops functioning so we have this incredible importance of the balancing of calcium and magnesium what’s happened over the past thirty years we’ve been told to take 1200 1500 milligrams of calcium mostly women to avoid osteoporosis well what’s happened in the past three decades is we’ve got more and more osteoporosis I’ve heard statistics like a 700 percent rise in osteoporosis in a 10-year period even while taking all this calcium so what we what we seem to think the myth that’s been created about calcium is that we need twice as much calcium as we do magnesium most of the supplements reflect this so we’ve got a situation where as I mentioned people are taking 1200 1500 milligrams of calcium and maybe a few hundred milligrams of magnesium the two to one ratio that was a mistake mistaken translation from French researcher Jean der Lac who said never ever go beyond two parts calcium to one part magnesium in your food water or supplement intake so that got mistranslated into oh that must be the amount that we required two parts calcium to one part magnesium in the UK the calcium RDA is 700 milligrams the World Health Organization it’s 500 to 700 milligrams if you look at today’s diet you can be getting enough calcium you can be getting your 700 milligrams from dairy sources nuts and seeds deep green leafy vegetables just have to look at food lists and add it up whereas with magnesium magnesium is farmed out of the soil much more than calcium so a hundred years ago we would get maybe five hundred milligrams in an ordinary diet 500 milligrams of magnesium now we’re lucky to get 200 milligrams so people do need to supplement with magnesium the forms of magnesium vary and this is where we come back to what I started in about the the laxative effect of magnesium the cheapest sources of magnesium are magnesium oxide supplements these supplements are only 4% absorbed and that absorption is into the bloodstream where the test is a serum magnesium test 4% absorption into the blood 96% goes through the intestines and causes the laxative effect now that may be fine for people who have constipation and want to use magnesium as a laxative however they’re not really getting therapeutic levels of magnesium the other forms magnesium citrate especially a magnesium citrate powder that you mix in water you can sip that through the day and that can be less laxative but even so that the citrate the Keele needs even the glycinate they may be only about 20% absorbed personally I’ve had to research this because I get the laxative effect immediately with most pills and powders of magnesium except for forms in the picometer size so you can research Pico magnesium and see what I’m talking about but this form is a hundred percent absorbed at the cellular level and allows people to get a therapeutic amount without the laxative effect otherwise them forms like epsom salts in a bath or foot bath epsom salt is a magnesium sulfate that can be a a transdermal you know through the skin form of absorption magnesium oil can be used you spray it on the skin and absorbs through the skin so there are other non laxative before me can take but my point about magnesium as I’ve studied it over these past 15 years is I don’t think everybody is getting the the best therapeutic amount of magnesium what I used to say I have in my book a hundred factors that help you decide whether or not you need magnesium I have blogs called gauging magnesium deficiency and you know try to leave it up to the person to take enough to take away your symptoms but I finally realized people needed a good measurement the blood tests I mentioned earlier the serum magnesium test it’s not accurate enough only 1% of the total body magnesium is found in the bloodstream so if you put your your dipstick into the blood stream you’re only measuring that 1% which is guarded very carefully by feedback mechanisms in the body because it’s the magnesium that’s used for the heart so if the blood magnesium goes low that 1% go slow then the body immediately pulls magnesium out of the bones and muscles to keep the blood magnesium looking normal so every time a doctor you know in in a hospital setting does a serum magnesium test they probably find a normal range because the body makes it so but what is happening is the body is constantly losing storage form of magnesium so you you don’t have anything to fall back on the blood tests that I recommend now is the magnesium RBC tests RBC stands for red blood cell magnesium and the red blood cells hold 40% of the magnesium in the body so you’re getting a much better measure than the serum magnesium so it’s a great way to gauge where you are now and as you take magnesium whether or not you’re building up your levels now the difficult part of this is you can’t just look at the range the range now in the labs is four point two to six point eight milligrams per deciliter about thirty years ago the range was five to seven so as we get thicker the range gets gets lower and lower but what you want to be six point five milligrams per deciliter so look for that amount six point five because otherwise the doctor will say in the range of four point two to six point eight oh your four point three you’re fine you are not fine that is the sixth population where eighty percent of us are deficient so you look for six point five if your doctor won’t do a magnesium RBC you can actually do it yourself you can go on a website called request a test com it’s a public website you can order a test it’s $49 so you can get a measure every few months and follow your magnesium and yes you have to take responsibility if your doctor isn’t going to do it then you can take responsibility to do this so one of the reasons why museum is becoming so important is we keep on draining our magnesium one of the huge ways is is our prescription drugs the scenario that I like to talk about is is very basic you will recognize it immediately in either yourself or family members you go to your doctor you’re under massive stress massive stress means you’re losing magnesium you’re burning magnesium out of your body because it helps support your adrenal glands and it helps keep you away from anxiety and depression it helps relax your muscles so if you’re all tight and stressed your magnesium is being lost what happens to the muscles of your blood vessels as they go tight that tightness is going to cause increased blood pressure your doctor does your blood pressure or the nurse will do your blood pressure it’s elevated because you’re under stress the doctors under stress – the doctor doesn’t have time to even ask you if you’re under stress but says oh your blood pressure’s elevated we’ll give you a diuretic a diuretic is to drop the fluid level in your body to take the pressure off your blood vessels so you your blood pressure will drop but what else a diuretic does is is drain off your magnesium they know it’ll drain off your potassium so a doctor may say well eat a banana or an orange every day when you’re on this but they don’t say anything about your magnesium and they don’t do your magnesium blood test so you go away a month later you come back and the doctors find your blood pressure is even more elevated yes because you’ve just lost more magnesium so your doctor will put you on a calcium channel blocker now they have that part right they know that without magnesium your calcium is going to become elevated and tighten up your blood vessels so they try to block calcium but they don’t know that magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker they’ll also put you on an AC II inhibitor another blood pressure drug and come to find out some recent studies just showed that people on AC en inhibitors have a higher risk of cancer so you go away with three drugs now after two or three months you come back and have blood taken to make sure the drugs aren’t hurting your liver whatever and all of a sudden your cholesterol is elevated and all of a sudden your blood sugar is elevated and what does the doctor say oh we cut your cholesterol and we just cut your blood sugar and we can put you on medications they didn’t catch them they caused them because the more you reduce your magnesium the more your cholesterol will get out of control because magnesium is important to balance out the enzyme that creates cholesterol in the body and helps to balance your cholesterol the statin drugs kill the enzyme that the magnesium balances and blood sugar the same thing if you look up in the signs and symptoms of diabetes in any allopathic medical book you’ll find that one of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium so here you are after four months of magnesium deficiency induced high blood pressure with still your blood pressure’s high high cholesterol and diabetes and now you’re on five or six medications and all those medications will lower your magnesium levels so we’ve got an increasingly difficult problem in allopathic prescriptive medicine when I went to medical school in the mid 70s the average cholesterol was 250 now doctors are trying to get you to hammer down below 200 this is this is a ploy to get people on on statin drugs I believe it because we need our cholesterol our body makes 80 percent of the cholesterol we use cholesterol is an antioxidant if you’re toxic your cholesterol will be elevated cholesterol is a precursor to all the hormones in your body if you’re a man and you’re on a statin drug that kills your cholesterol then you’re going to need viagra because your hormones are so beaten down every drug that that is prescribed I think probably decreases your magnesium levels and what’s interesting a doctor friend Mildred’s eleague who was a magnesium expert I interviewed her before she died and while I was writing my magnesium book she said her job straight out of medical school when she was hired by a pharmaceutical company was to measure the levels of vitamins and minerals in subjects when they took medication what she found was astounding and led to her next career what she found was that every drug that was prescribed would lower the levels of some nutrients but elevate magnesium so magnesium would come to the rescue when you took a drug that would the liver had to detoxify that stimulated the body in certain ways magnesium was was shot out of the storage sites to try and as I said to come to the rescue so what was fascinating and dr. Zeile expected at the time magnesium may be what’s causing the drugs to look good and the benefits of the drugs for the first six to eight weeks could be from magnesium elevation she she told her bosses you know they weren’t really interested so she left the field to to research magnesium for the rest of her life and what she said was maybe after those six or eight weeks the magnesium stores are so low that then the drug side effects start coming out and we know that most drug trials are sixteen weeks before the side effects really implode on a person so I mean I thought that was incredible information and it stayed with me and you know I’m always looking at drugs and their side effects and looking for the interaction magnesium one of the most recent is the past number of years the drug companies have been putting fluoride into drug formulas and someone said I’ll have to find the reference for dr. Mercola that may be up to 50% of drugs now have fluoride attached to the formula so you’ve got drugs like fluoroquinolone antibiotic cipro everybody knows cipro that was supposed to be the aunt that I am Thrax drug and a lot of people took it prophylactically and that showed a lot of side effects one major side effect one end point of cipro toxicity is tendon rupture but up to that point it’s muscle pain muscle tightness muscle spasm what that means to me is magnesium deficiency what happens with fluoride when it’s around magnesium they bind there’s a molecule form called magnesium fluoride and that effectively eliminates magnesium from from the body so you’ve got people taking cholesterol drugs anti-anxiety drugs painkillers for our thright Asst a dozen different types of drugs have fluoride molecules and when you take them they bind your magnesium making you deficient and causing side effects that most doctors they’ll just say well maybe you need more drug when I wrote the paper death by medicine and then the book death by modern medicine I found a couple of studies that said doctors are so reluctant to believe that they’re harming their patients that they only recognize drug side effects four percent of the time so 96 percent of the time your drug side effects go on unrecognized and as I said the symptoms you come back with the doctors say oh maybe you need more of this drug or well another drug adding to the cocktail of abuse in the magnesium deficiency and one amazing thing that happens with all this this drug intake is a lot of inflammation and inflammation is a big bye word now as much as we’re still using statins a lot of drug companies are looking more at inflammation as being the cause of heart disease and what we know about inflammation is that calcium is a huge precursor of inflammatory effects in the body and magnesium is the best anti-inflammatory so what’s happened with calcium supplementation in these past few decades I alluded to it earlier but but coming back to it now when women have been told to take 1500 even 2,000 milligrams of calcium a day they’re actually creating inflammation in the body and that has caused an increase in heart disease we’ve got three studies now in the British Medical Journal it was a research facility out of New Zealand that showed that women who just simply take calcium supplements that are at a much higher risk for heart disease nothing is said about magnesium people were just sort of left up in the air some doctors are saying yeah don’t take calcium anymore and nobody’s talking about magnesium as being the balance point what I say about calcium and magnesium I mentioned earlier 700 milligrams of each try to get your calcium from dietary sources that you can use bone broth I mean boiling up some bones remember our grandmother’s used to do that you can get a lot of calcium out of bones and increase your dietary intake calcium from food is what our body wants to absorb with magnesium as I mentioned earlier you’re lucky if you get 200 milligrams of magnesium from your diet so you do want to supplement I should mention a little more about that some people feel that well I eat organic I should be getting enough magnesium however if your organic farmer does not use rock salt or rock powder rock dust I think it’s I think it’s called rock dust if they don’t use magnesium fertilizer the soil is not going to have magnesium in it for the plants to take up and create the magnesium you need in your diet so this is the state we’re at right now is a person should try to get their calcium from the diet and take magnesium supplements one thing that I want to mention that’s happening in allopathic medicine is some recognition of magnesium I received an award last year in 2012 now I hope I can remember the name of it it’s a crazy long name it was the arrhythmia Alliance outstanding medical contribution to rhythm management services award 2012 and it was given by the rhythm society of the UK the heart rhythm society of the UK and it’s a huge organisation huge allopathic organization when I blogged about it summoned by one of my readers said you should have just called it the making miserable people happy award because what have been happening with my magnesium miracle book and my blogs a lot of people began taking magnesium for their atrial fibrillation and for their heart palpitations and for their their fast heartbeat and they were finding that magnesium alone was calming down their heart rate what happens when when the heart is kind of beating spastically shall we say when different areas of the heart are contracting and other areas are relaxing when there’s not a good balance sometimes an alternate pacemaker of the heart a natural pacemaker can be triggered like if there’s a spasm around the pacemaker it can be triggered to start thumping away creating this atrial fibrillation but when you take magnesium and magnesium relaxes the heart muscles and then allows the calcium to gently contract the heart muscles and you have a balance then the heart arrhythmia goes away so this is one of the areas as I said where allopathic medicine is it’s giving some recognition but it’s at the same time I’m seeing on a medical health websites allopathic websites you’ll see headers or headlines that say is magnesium dangerous and and what are the side effects of magnesium and you see what what they’ve been doing is treating magnesium as if it’s a drug because doctors in medical school don’t learn about magnesium as a food as a nutrient as a cofactor in all the metabolic processes in the body because they don’t learn that and they just look upon it as you know another medication then you know they’re afraid of it you know they’ll sort of back off they think the laxative effect is a side effect whereas it’s a fail-safe so they’ve got it backwards and I’m constantly having to write blogs like magnesium is not dangerous magnesium is safe you know take your magnesium so people have to research this what what I’ve done to help educate beside my blogs is I’m I’m on the medical board of the nutritional magnesium association it’s a nonprofit where you can get free information about magnesium I belong to a Facebook page called the magnesium advocacy group and that stands for ma G firm we call her Maggie so people can go on that side I think we’ve you know got about three thousand member now people can ask questions and get information about magnesium because it is so deficient it is so necessary doctors aren’t going to tell you about it and in my most recent negative report about magnesium and doctors one doctor actually said to a patient who’s just had a heart attack well you have to take these six drugs and they’re like the drugs I mentioned earlier for three for high blood pressure one for cholesterol and one for blood sugar even if you don’t have high blood pressure or cholesterol or blood sugar you will be put on these drugs they’re there in a blister pack and the patient said what can I keep taking my magnesium and the doctors no no no them interfere with the drugs so we’ve got an uphill battle now where doctors know less and less about less and less and what they’ll say about them the drugs is yes yes don’t interfere they’ll interfere with the blood pressure drug because they’ll they’ll help your blood pressure go down so you don’t need the drug and they will interfere with the cholesterol drug because they’ll lower your cholesterol and with your blood sugar drugs so keep taking magnesium and take it in in the various sources the Pico magnesium epsom salts I mean take the magnesium citrate take an oxide if you’re constipated 60% of the population is constipated anyway so you may need the magnesium oxide but take the other ones as well so my message is take magnesium it is your new best friend

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  2. Very informative and interesting and sadly it seems that the word magnesium is hardly mentioned in the U.K.  Very disappointed at the lack of knowledge of our GP's for Osteoporosis, Calcium and Magnesium.  I notice that you have not mentioned the dreaded phytates which bind calcium and magnesium so what is your opinion about this and how to avoid or help with this problem.

  3. This talk is amazing and magnesium is amazing and Dr. Carolyn Dean is amazingly awesome!

    However, here are two factual disserting notes: bone broth can be problematic for some people because it is very high in Glycine, which is an amino acid that can increase glutamate in the body, which will decrease B6 levels, so it can make a susceptible person (eg, those deficient in B6 for whatever reason) get swollen (lymph system malfunction) and have headaches.

    Also, magnesium sulfate is great, but can be problematic for people with CBS mutations which compromise the ability of the person to metabolize sulfur type chemicals. To see if you have a CBS mutation, go to and order a gene mapping kit. They will send you a vial in the mail, which you spit in and send back to them. They will then email you the results.

    You then send the raw data that they email you to Genetic and then they will take the almost indecipherable raw data from and put it into a nice easily readable report, with green bars indicating no mutation in a gene, yellow bars indicating one dominant copy from one parent and one mutated copy from the other (so a "heterozygous" gene or half mutated gene) and red bars will indicate a mutant copy from both parents so a "homozygous" gene/ double mutated gene)

    MTHFR mutations can cause a severe deficiency in folate which can affect B6, and other b vitamins, and magnesium levels, and CBS mutations make it difficult for the body to metabolize sulfur, sulfite, sulfate type chemicals, and so epsom salts/magnesium sulfates might not be good for people with CBS mutations.

    You can, however still use magnesium oil on your body, because magnesium oil is magnesium chloride. I think the best brand is Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil. There are others out there, but I find the Ancient Minerals brand works the best for some reason.

    Also, if you get your genes mapped, be aware to look out for ACE deletions. These are mistakes (some stuff is deleted) on the ACE gene (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) gene and they can make you have more issues with anxiety and also cause heart problems. Magnesium supplementation can help lessen the impact of these ACE deletions

  4. Dr Carolyn Dean is great! She is charming and very knowledgeable on this critical supplement. Now will you all please take her advice and make sure that you and your family get enough Mg.

  5. 17:17 totally agree, Statins are destructive and literally make your stupid.
    20:55 another reason why you should never drink fluoridated water.

  6. New. You can buy Magnesium Acetate on Ebay in powder form and mix it with water to make the Magnesium Oil for transdermal application. This form doesn't burn like the Magnesium Chloride, and also is converted quickly by the body into Magnesium Bicarbonate, which is what the body is actually using. Why pay to ship water around, rub on Mg Acetate oil you easily make yourself just by letting it dissolve a few hours in tap water. Works great and far lower cost than pre-made Mg oil from Mg Choloride.

  7. What I do is that I eat a small piece of ginger every day and that makes it
    possible for me to take 400 mg magnesium twice / day. Without the ginger
    I shit in my pants if I do so

  8. My mother has terrible Osteoporosis, She is not quite 69 yet! I have been trying to find the answers to stop her breaks especially in the lower back for a few years now! I started doing bone broths & giving her biosil last winter! Just found your books, blogs & vids a few days ago! I am 52 and have some of my own problems physically that I believe are related to Magnesium deficiency! God bless you for being a healer… I had a step father who never went to doctors. He believed you would live longer by staying away! Everything I have learned in the last three years of reading & trying to heal my mother and myself makes me believe he was right! unless you need something invasive done or have been in a car accident, modern medicine is useless, worse than because it is killing people or at the very least keeping them sick to make a profit!!!

  9. Thank you for such an informative video!!! I'm still confused as to how much to take. Or how to take it. Will it help with menopausal systems? I'm 52 and I do not want to take estrogen! I don't want to take anything that is not natural. So I am feverishly doing my own research. But in the meantime I suffer with sweats mostly and brain fog! Will taking Magnesium help? Also if it is possible maybe recommend a supplement. Again, many thanks!!!!

  10. My mother is also struggling with osteoporosis. to summarize I will say that I just fed up with doctors, they wanted to give her a big amount of calcium daily, I don't trust calcium at least not in these doses! Specially when she got an operation of mitral valve three years ago
    I took my own and today my mother seems to feel better of pain only after one month of "traitment"
    She takes the following daily:
    600 mg of bisciglynate of magnesium
    Curcuma in powder
    Supplements of vitamin c that covers the daily recommended amount
    She also takes a supplement of vitamine A 800 mcg and D 5mcg that also covers the daily amount needed

    I still have doubts about vitamine D, could she have any problem overdosing vit D?
    What about calcium? Do you really thinK is not needed to take any supplement, even short in mg,(exemple 250 ml) and should be ok taking calcium from the diet? That's what I think actually

    For those who understand spanish, I got a recommendation for you "Ana Maria La Justicia" called for some "the magnesium's guru"

    Well I am really thankfull for what people like you is doing Dr Dean

  11. First of all, I'm all in favor of getting the word out about the importance of magnesium. Too many people have a deficient or sub-optimal magnesium status, and this issue is very important.

    However, what's the deal with the so-called pico magnesium? 'Pico' is a scientific prefix indicating 10^(-12). The thing is, a picometer is smaller than an atom. Any atom. Including magnesium – unless said atom doesn't have any electrons (the nuclei of atoms are smaller than a picometer). But magnesium certainly does have electrons.

    Go check wikipedia: the atomic radius of magnesium is already 160 picometers. Is that what she means by pico magnesium? On her website she compares picometer sized magnesium to angstrom magnesium (an angstrom is 100 picometers). Just converting units, the atomic radius of magnesium itself is 1.6 angstroms. So how is there such a thing as "pico magnesium" when the magnesium atom itself is roughly an angstrom in size? There's something fishy going on here.

    Magnesium in the body (and in ionic compounds) exists as Mg^(2+). This would have the same electron configuration as neon, but would in fact be smaller because the greater number of protons in the nucleus would hold the electrons more closely. The point of this is to acknowledge that ionic magnesium would in fact be smaller than 160 pm, but not that much smaller.

    OK, so the magnesium atom itself is roughly an angstrom. But when you consider magnesium bound to something like citrate or glycinate, let alone a crystal structure consisting of many such atoms/molecules, you'd have something much bigger. Is this what she's referring to? But the idea is you put the mag citrate (or whatever) into water, at which point a crystal structure would dissolve.

    She never actually says what 'picometer-sized' is measuring, so much of what I've said is an effort to be thorough. The bottom line is, the magnesium ion itself is already on the order of 100 picometers. So unless that's what she meant, it seems as though there's some bogus marketing going on (not just the video, but in the various products that can be found with this label). By the way, I mean no ill will towards Dr. Carolyn Dean or towards the uploader of this video. This has been focused on one particular point in the video that seemed not quite right.

    Here's the thing: some folks do just fine with mag citrate or some chelated form of magnesium. In fact, some individuals do just fine with mag oxide. There's a study indicating that mag oxide can effectively raise cellular magnesium levels (although slightly higher doses would be needed). I recognize variation between individuals – that some people don't handle oxide or citrate forms very well, and so such people may need other forms. For others, however, mag oxide might be the most cost-effective.

  12. I wonder if Magnesium is something that will work liposomally, or as an emulsion? Been taking Vit C that way for about a year. Due to encapsulating it in a lipid (fat), one can take mega-dose Vit C without the loose bowel response. Encapsulating in fats enables it to pass directly into the cells, bypassing digestion in the gut. Anyone?

  13. I just love you Dr. Carolyn Dean, you help everyone heal and live longer high quality lives. Get that test for Magnesium everyone!

  14. Just a few notes (please pardon if I missed or need any corrections):
    Absorbable forms as pico magnesium: via Epsom salt or magnesium "oil" (as spray)
    Balance effect: calcium (diet)/magnesium (supplement); 700 mg each?
    Blood test: magnesium RBC test
    Recommended level: 6.5mg/dL
    Causes of low levels: stress, prescription r'x

  15. Dr Carolyn Dean is amazing! She has such wonderful knowledge and is so passionate about helping us to live our best lives.
    Thank you Doctor!

  16. Does magnesium have anything to do with teeth Dr. expert? Just wonder if there is a connection at all.

  17. Magnesium made me look dehydrated and I used her mineral support formula to balance things and it did not work. It makes you very tried and most naturalist like herself don't advise people on making sure all minerals in balance because magnesium can cause many side effects which she neglects to discuss.  She is not alone. So many advocates out here saying take this take that and don't realize minerals can cause side effects just like medicine

  18. Calcium is produced in the body, via the parathyroids, while magnesium is not produced in the body. So you don't actually need to supplement with calcium, if you have healthy vitamin D levels. This sounds a bit confusing Dr Dean

  19. Dr Dean Great video! Thank you. I have your book The Magnesium Miracle. Exceptional book! A few questions. Or should I ask these question in another forum? You talk about diarrhea taking too much magnesium. I used to suffer with the diarrhea. Now I suffer fatigue and seem to feel weaker. I am taking a beta blocker atenolol. Does magnesium interfere with atenolol? You mentioned calcium and magnesium taken together in supplements I assume they can be without adverse effects? You talk in your book about having your patients be saturated with magnesium, or words to that effect. You are suggesting there is no upper limit on magnesium? I am watching your video to see if you discuss that.

  20. I have been injesting magnesium sulfate crystalline form with vitamin C crystalline form together in water it has worked miracles. I managed to talk my neighbors into doing it. Their BP is coming down and they are getting off their pharma meds. Thank you..

  21. It's safe to assume that many diseases stem from a nutritive depletion, which forces physiology to deplete anatomy in order to maintain base, which then weakens immunity by misaligning homeostasis, thus leading to the seed disease of causation -malnutrition/acidosis/inflammation/compromised immunity. Heal by staying next to nature. Minerals are key. I use Fulvic Acid.

  22. I just made a translation on Serbian language… I thing this is one great video… do we have a permission to share it on our web site?

  23. Someone should tell doctors about this, since they take an oath to do no harm!! Thanks for this video, great content!

  24. my uncle had a heart attack or stroke. we aren't sure. he started to rapidly loose his memory and appetite and went into a sort of sleeping coma after collapsing. going in and out of 'sanity'. He refused medical help and sent the Ambulance away before he shut down. his symptoms had been happening for a week before he crashed. falling and forgetting a lot.
    my aunt gave him one cap full of Remag i brought over to their house, in 1 bottle of water when he wouldnt wake up and if he did it would be for a moment only and he would look around and seem like he was confused about this world. when he came in and out of consciousness he drank that Remag water only. no food. and would pass back out. 2 maybe 3 Remag bottles and a day later he was up and asking what happened. walking. eating. going to the bathroom and not in his clothes.
    Remag is definitely an life saver.
    Now he is religiously taking it everyday and will tell everyone about it. He is in his late 80's. Yet moving around and going going going. busy bee.

  25. There are different kinds of magnesium, some better for you, some not as good. What type do you use or recommend? I have read that the better types are Magnesium Glycinate, Magnesium Malate, Magnesium Chloride, and the not as good are Magnesium Glutamate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Aspartate, WORST is Magnesium Oxide (oxidized magnesium like oxidized metal actually turns to rust) and the worst CALCIUM you can take is Calcium Carbonate.
    Magnesium Glycinate is supposed to be one of the most easily absorbed and bioavailable form of magnesium (no reported laxative effects) and it is fat soluble which helps to absorb the magnesium too, so I take Org. Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil around the same time, usually in a hot cup of coffee.

    I buy the Magnesium Glycinate in a powder form in 125-gram jars online from Nootropic Depot (not associated with the company) I have started buying powders and making more of my own supplements as I don't want all the fillers and expedients (I think that is what they're called) the stuff that helps the tablet go smoothly through the automatic production machines, as well as you never know where a particular company sources their nutrients or minerals.
    Can't stick around, just too much information making things seem too complicated. Simple recommendations are more my style.
    All drugs whether street or pharmaceutical are bad for you and ALL have side effects that lead to other physical problems long term.

  26. Magnesium is definitely an essential mineral, and I supplement with it myself. But anyone concerned about osteoporosis and osteopenia (and that should probably include everyone of middle-age and older, male or female), should also check out Dr Jorge Flechas's video on boron.

  27. I refused a Beta Blocker or a Calcium Channel Blocker from the Cardiologist. He became irate! He completely blew off that I was telling him that I Strongly believed it was actually a magnesium deficiency. Of course I'm a nut! lol Seriously though…I feel validated after watching this video. I truly appreciate how eloquently you explained all this. Please know you have positively impacted my life an I am grateful!!! Also now I know why I feel so much better after a magnesium bstj.

  28. Most health care providers who actually do prescribe magnesium, prescribe mag oxide. Which is not well absorbed compared to other types.

  29. Kale and other dark green leafy vegetables have a good amount of calcium as well – such as in raw salad form for the adsorption of enzymes and minerals [non inflammasome forming]

    Also, concerning bone broth for calcium intake – if the conscious rejection of consuming parts of sentient beings is understood –

    The Cambridge Declaration, July 7, 2017

    then plant-based sources of calcium are very viable

  30. I love 💕 you. Thank u thank u thank you and be greatly blessed for learning and telling the wort about the blessings of god; magnesium. I now take it and look forward to getting off of lisinoprll. I refuse to take the statin and the water pill

  31. I recently had a CAC of 1100 in December 2019. The cardiologist a Emory University (director of "preventative" medicine) said NOTHING about magnesium or vitamin K2, D3 or C. He only wanted to put me on statins.

  32. Hi.dr dean i wanna say that
    What’s your explaining to people’s is
    That what happened to me
    I wanna say thank you for teaching us about magnesium.

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