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Calcium

Guest Heretic Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Author Of The Magnesium Miracle

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Carolyn Dean speaks on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast about the Magnesium Miracle If a mineral isn’t studied in the US, does that mean it isn’t important? As we learned in a previous episode, sometimes American doctors and researchers resist giving credence to studies conducted abroad. This certainly appears to be the case with the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is integral to as many as 800 enzyme reactions in the body yet very few modern people get enough of it. Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, joins us to discuss how she first discovered the power of this miracle nutrient and the broad range of health complaints supplementation can address.

After you listen to this episode, be sure to catch the second half of the interview when Dr. Dean explains the downsides of supplementation and why she created a unique magnesium supplement that removes the issues typically experienced at therapeutic doses.

Dr. Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopathic doctor. She is the author of 110 Kindle books and 35 health books. She is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site - Nutritional Magnesium Association. Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.” Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter, a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! and a 2-hour call in Radio Show at Achieve Radio Mondays at 4pm PST. Find out more at Dr. Dean’s Website.

Great Resources From Carolyn Dean:

  • Read down to the bottom of this page and sign up to receive Dr. Dean's free newsletter.
  • Get 7 free ebooks under the book tab of Dr. Dean's Radio Show Archive.
  • Sign up here to receive 4 free weeks of Dr. Dean's online wellness program, Completement Now!

Highlights from today's episode:

  • 03:28 ~ Some people say that Magnesium is best used topically and that if it burns, it means you’re deficient; truth or fiction?
  • 07:36 ~ Why Magnesium doesn’t get as much air time as something like Calcium?
  • 12:49 ~ Dr. Dean's ah-ha moment.
  • 19:25 ~ Why Dr. Dean is on the attack against bio hacking.
  • 28:02 ~ Why there doesn't appear to be many Magnesium studies in the USA.
  • 30:29 ~ Some of the common complaints that can benefit from Magnesium supplementation.
  • 39:49 ~ Another case of the “not-invented-here syndrome.”
  • 40:46 ~ Total Biology
  • 44:48 ~ Magnesium's  role in adrenal health

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Is Raw Milk Good For You?

Is Raw Milk Good For You?

Is Raw Milk Good For You?

Anyone who knows me knows that I continually tout the benefits of raw milk. Raw milk packs a powerhouse of fat soluble nutrients and easily assimilated minerals in it.

Unfortunately, governments worldwide are increasingly not only trying to deter consumers from consuming this natural, nourishing food, but, in the US and Canada, small raw dairy farmers (including raw cheese producers) are being harassed and even put out of business because of supposedly contaminated raw milk products.

This recent vendetta is not only bad for our health, but misinformation about dairy now abounds not only from our governments (heavily funded by producers of puss, feces and blood filled pasteurized milk products), but by many health movements that are largely anti-government such as supporters of vegan or macrobiotic diets. Let’s take a look at some myths and truths surrounding the raw milk argument.

Myth #1: Raw milk is dangerous because it harbors infectious organisms such as E.coli.

Truth: Raw milk kills many infectious organisms including E.coli on contact. Just like raw meat begins to smell bad when it is not fit for human consumption, raw milk will begin to smell very rancid whenever a dangerous organism that it cannot kill is present. Pasteurized milk has no such defenses and so is prone to harboring dangerous diseases-causing bacteria without letting the consumer know.

Myth #2: Raw milk has caused many people to get sick.

Truth: As far as my research has revealed, there are less than 10 cases per year in the United States of people considered to have gotten sick from raw milk. Many of these people never even consumed raw milk! One such case, for example, was in Washington state where 7 people  (5 according to some reports) suddenly became sick with a mysterious disorder. Only 2 of the 7 had consumed raw milk, yet raw milk was blamed for all 7 cases! It was later discovered that the 2 children who had drunk raw milk were also caught eating dirty snow on the day they got sick. Pasteurized milk, on the other hand, has been responsible for causing thousands of people to get sick at one time. Twice in the 1980s pasteurized milk caused disease outbreaks in 17,000 people (each). The most recent case in Massachusetts occurred in 2007 and resulted in 3 deaths. Let’s face it, if raw milk should be banned because it did ever cause anyone to get sick, then peanuts, lettuce, scallions, blueberries, pasteurized milk and many other foods should be outlawed as well.

Myth: Milk is a bad source of calcium.

Truth: Raw milk is an excellent source of assimilable calcium. It is only pasteurizing milk that makes calcium unavailable to the body. Raw milk is also an important source of vitamins A, E, and K plus phosphorus, magnesium and the trace minerals as well as enzymes, essential fatty acids and probiotics. Take that soy milk!

Myth: If raw milk was safe, the FDA would approve it as safe for human consumption.

Truth: The FDA is run by executives of pharmaceutical companies, many of which are involved in making the chemicals that go into conventional foods. Do you really think they have any interest in making decisions that would hit themselves in the pocket book? Remember, this is the same agency that considers aspartame safe even though it is linked to over 200 side effects (including death), convinces us to eat soy foods for its health benefits even though it contains 196 entries in its poisonous plants database (and growing) and is 100% behind releasing genetically engineered plants and cloned animals into the food supply despite the fact that study after study has shown these foods to be the cause of infertility and many diseases. 

Myth: If raw milk was safe, the government would make it legal.

Truth: The only purpose of a gun is to kill, yet the government has found ways of making guns legal for those who want them. Interestingly enough, as voters we are all convinced that politicians receive financial kickbacks from various industries to drive their decisions — except when it comes to food policy. Why would we think that this would be any different?

There are many, many more myths about raw milk, but as a working mom, I don’t have time to delve into them all. Suffice it to say, that raw milk is not only safe, but also healthful.

That’s why it’s so important for us to Stop FDA Tyranny Against Dairy Farms today.

The Weston A Price Foundation has been working tirelessly for the past several years to help small farmers such as Morningland Dairy and Estrella Family Creamery from unfair scrutiny and raids on their farms inauthentically in the name of food safety.

You can click here to help Morningland Dairy and click here to help Estrella Family Creamery. Please pass this post on to your friends, Tweet it, Facebook like it or otherwise spread the word. If for nothing else, to preserve true freedoms in the modern world.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.