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  1. ▶ Big Pharma Scandal – Dr Carolyn Dean Discusses the Importance of Magnesium:   ~Pub Oct 21, 2014 via theonanacatl11
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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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