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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.

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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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Day 23 - What can I drink besides water?

If you’ve become accustomed to drinking soda, coffee, tea, wine or juice, you may be thinking that your drinking options are limited. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there are several things you can drink that are compatible with this Challenge as well as extremely delicious. Here are just a few ideas off the top of my head.

One drink I didn’t mention is beet kvass — a drink of Eastern European origin. I drink it fairly frequently throughout the year. Most people tell me that they love it. I wouldn’t say that I necessarily love it, but I do crave it because my body needs it. Beets are excellent for building blood and with my history of anemia, it’s understandable why I crave it from time to time. The recipe I use comes from Sally Fallon and Mary Enig’s book, Nourishing Traditions — a book that EVERYBODY who is interested in good health should have on the shelf. To make a half gallon of beet kvass, you need:

3 medium sized beets

1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

2 tablespoons of whey (drained from yogurt or milk kefir through a coffee filter) or water kefir

filtered water

Chop beets roughly — not too fine or you will make alcohol! Add other ingredients and water to fill your jar. Let sit at room temperature for 3 days (2 in warm weather). Chill. Give a quick stir before pouring off some of the water for the first time. I use a sprouting lid on the top of my mason jar to hold the beets in the jar as I pour off the kvass. I don’t discard the beets until I am down to my last 1/2 cup of kvass. I pour this off into a clean jar and use it in place of whey to start a new batch. The chopped beets end up in the compost pile


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.

Day 19 - Are You Drowning in 8 Glasses?

If you don’t drink this as much as is recommended, then there may not be a need for alarm. However, if you have been drinking the recommended amount, you may want to cut back. Moderation is truly key, but if you’re drinking 8 glasses of water, moderation is not even close to what this practice represents. Believe it or not, drinking too much water can lead to a host of health problems including coma and death. Get the scoop below in today’s video.

Last year, I wrote a book all about drinking water. How much to drink, what kind is best and all the good stuff in between. You can pick up a copy of Drowning in 8 Glasses: 7 Myths about Water Revealed on Amazon.com.


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.

The Dangers of Drinking Water

There’s no doubt about it. Water is a healthy beverage, especially when compared to soda, juice or alcohol. But just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean that you can drink as much of it as you want without ill effect. It doesn’t even mean that the recommendation of drinking 8 glasses per day is a wise move.

Sure, everybody talks about “everything in moderation”, but that is rarely followed by water enthusiasts. Over the past decade or so, I have met many, many people who have put themselves into a coma or otherwise exacerbated a health condition by consuming excessive amounts of water — often under the direction of a doctor or self-educated health practitioner with dubious credentials.

The truth is that people are not only drinking too much water, they are drinking the worst kind of water. Water that is too pure is incredibly dangerous to drink. Water almost never exists as simply H2O in nature, it is a complex of many nutrients that come together to create balance in the body.

In my new book, Drowning in 8 Glasses: 7 Myths about Water Revealed, readers are taken on a journey of water drinking habits as viewed from traditional cultures as well as the scientific truths about what water can and cannot do for your body.

Let’s face it. Most of the information we are given about health is fueled by big business and the benefits of water, as we normally understand them, are no different. Bottled water companies have made billions selling us dreams of weight loss, heart health, clear skin, and an overall better life by literally drowning ourselves in more water. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true.

Everybody deserves to know the truth about what they put in their body. If you want to ensure that you get not only the correct amount of water, but the right kind of water in your body, then pick up a copy of Drowning in 8 Glasses: 7 Myths about Water Revealed today for only $2.99 on Amazon.com


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

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.

Why Water Quality Matters

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It is clear that drinking water is more beneficial to the body than drinking sodas, coffee, tea and juice, but so few people pay attention to the quality of the water they consume.

Tap water, for example, is filled with harmful contaminants such as chlorine, fluoride and all other sorts of industrial chemical runoff. These contaminants are responsible for a host of health problems, including, but not limited to, cancer, thyroid problems, autism (think heavy metal poisoning) and fertility problems.  This is one reason why it is so important to use a good quality water cooler dispenser for all of your drinking water, whether you are using it to drink straight or in other beverages and foods where the flavor might be masked such as in soups, coffee or tea (if you’re going to drink it, you might as well improve it), or making pasta or rice.

One of the most compelling reasons for drinking higher quality water is described in the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan who studied the crystalline structure of water under various conditions. What he found was that water from pristine origins such as clean bodies of water, waterfalls and sacred locations had a beautiful crystal structure reminding one of the most perfect diamond or a snowflake when viewed close up. On the other hand, contaminated water from city water supplies or other dirty industrial water supplies showed no discernible structure and in fact were ugly and distorted. While filtered water from a water cooler dispenser was not as perfect as some of the most pristine water sources in the world, it was very close.

In addition to the source and quality of the water, Emoto found that feelings directed toward water were very important to the integrity of the structure of water. By simply placing the positive words like “love” or “appreciation” on a glass of water, the water would also develop a beautiful crystalline structure under a microscope. While placing a label with words like “hate” or “kill” on water, the water would show the same distortion as the dirty water no matter what the origin of the water.

These observations are so important to humans, animals, the planet and our health in general. Water is such an important component of our bodies, making up more than 50%  of it. When you look at someone and see harsh signs of aging, sagging skin, strange eruptions and odd growths that don’t look quite normal, natural or organic, what do you think that is? I’m not talking about normal signs of aging, but really those oddities that make it virtually impossible to visualize what the person may have looked like in their youth. This is the manifestation of years of consuming toxic, damaged water, but it is also the manifestation of negative emotions like anger, hatred, and resentment that have literally distorted their physical bodies into something virtually unrecognizable as human. A bit like the story of “The Picture of Dorian Gray“.

The message here is not to take the quality of your water lightly. And if you do have the wisdom to consume high quality water, make sure that your emotions are in check and that you are able to maintain a level of peace and serenity in your life. Even something as simple as wearing clothing with positive messages on it can help you to send the right messages to the water in your cells. Indeed, the well being of your water can have a profound effect on your life and your health.


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

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.

How much water should you be drinking?

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Nowadays, there appear to be many misunderstandings about how much drinking water is most beneficial to your health. Several professionals state that you ought to consume eight eyeglasses per day. Others sustain that you ought to consume a minimum of 1/2 oz of water for each pound of body weight. However where do these types of suggestions originate from?

Doctor. F. Batmanghelidj was imprisoned as a political prisoner in Iran during the eighties. With little sources and medicines to deal with inmates, he simply turned to water to help a fellow prisoner with a peptic ulcer. Within eight minutes the man was “cured”. Soon, he began instructing other inmates with health issues to drink water for their illnesses. Once he was released from prison some two plus years later, he wrote several papers and books detailing his experiences and experiments.

While I don’t really suggest people drink water with abandon, Dr. B had a good point: You should always try the least invasive method of treatment prior to taking on medication.

Sadly, consuming a lot of basic drinking water daily frequently harms many people. Actually, many people every year end up in comas due to consumption of excessive amounts of water. How is this possible?

To put it simply, drinking lots of water regularly is a key stressor to the body’s kidneys. The kidneys’  main function is to act as the filtering system of the body by maintaining electrolyte balance, mainly sodium as well as blood potassium. Drinking water that is devoid of or low in minerals flushes much needed sodium from the body resulting in systemic shock leading to coma.

Ironically, this kind of outcome appears to affect health fanatics who eat mostly grains, fruits and vegetables. These foods are already lower in sodium and higher in water. Lean meats tend to be slightly higher in salt comparatively, but they also contain lots of water. Thus incorporating even more drinking water is likely to upset the body’s balance.

However, for those who consume commercial and processed foods which are packed with pure sodium, drinking 8 or maybe more glasses of water daily is probably warranted.

What is often overlooked is how DRYING water is. Yes, I know you are told that it is a moisturizer, but that is 100% false. Think about it, when you wash your hands, the first thing you need to do afterwards is dry the water before it dries you. The moisture you want will come from fats and oils in your diet, not water. Water will age you like nobody’s business when consumed in large amounts. It is best to consume smaller amounts sipped throughout the day. That way they “mist” your body instead of drying it out which would lead to premature aging in the form of wrinkles and sagging.

It really is intriguing to note that in many parts of Asia, specifically in China, consuming simple water isn’t just not common, it really is considered a bad health move. These cultures view drinking plain water within extremely mineralized varieties such as abundant bone tissue broths as well as green tea. Seeing that these types of civilizations have far better health outcomes than our own and remain more youthful looking throughout their lives, it would be wise to use their centuries old experience as a guide instead of new fangled recommendations that have inconsistent outcomes.

Now how much water should you beverage a day? If you are consuming any junk foods, then you definitely want to raise your pure intake of water accordingly, however if health is at all a  concern, then you need to replace as many of these foods or drinks as possible with water in the form of broths and teas. If you are already eating mainly real food, then you will probably be fine drinking only when you are thirsty and whenever possible, obtain it broths or even green tea.


About Adrienne Hew

Adrienne-Hew_BlackWhite.jpg

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.