Magnesium: Overlooked Nutrient that May Benefit Your Kidneys – Carolyn Dean MD ND

Hour One 8-26-2019
Hour Two – 8-26-2019

In 2017, approximately 425 million adults ages 20-79 years were living with diabetes. Yes, that’s more than the population of the U.S. The incidence of diabetes is increasing rapidly, and by 2045 the number could rise to 629 million.

The proportion of people living with Type 2 Diabetes is increasing.  One reason is that many live with type 2 diabetes for a long period of time without being aware of their condition. By the time they figure it out the complications of this condition may already be present.

One of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium; it’s in all the medical texts but because we never learned about the importance of minerals in medical school, doctors do not routinely test for magnesium. And if they do, they use the wrong test. The serum magnesium test is highly inaccurate. But, luckily you can order your own Magnesium RBC test without a doctor’s prescription online at Request A Test. It’s only $49.00, but you want to have an optimum magnesium level of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

Diabetes damages the kidneys and is the leading cause of kidney disease. However, when the kidneys are impaired, doctors tell their patients not to take magnesium, which is what they actually need to heal their kidneys. Dr. Dean has written articles and blogs about the need for magnesium in kidney disease and includes that information it a special chapter of The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd edition [2017].

Dr. Dean also uses her blogs to warn people about the mis-use of drugs to treat a magnesium deficiency. For example, articles that tout the latest and greatest anti-inflammatory:  “Novel Compound (that) Shows Promise in Diabetic Nephropathy” by treating inflammation. In her Magnesium Miracle book, she talks about inflammation in chronic disease and since many drugs can cause inflammation – its difficult to relieve the body of inflammation with drugs.

With all the excitement of finding this new chemical, researchers are downplaying the side effects. There is something called the Hawthorne Effect where the novelty of having research conducted and the increased attention from such could lead to temporary improvement. The preliminary phase of drug testing was on 75 people and only went for 12 weeks. The reality is that diabetes is a chronic disease and treatment with this new drug could go on for decades.

Notice the way researchers tout this new drug: “This is the first compound we’ve had that interferes with the inflammatory process in the kidney. We now have a ‘big gun,’ which is very focused, does not have a lot of side effects, and is both safe and efficacious in a long-lasting and sustained way.” That type of talk keeps the funding going but it’s no consolation to the people who will develop side effects. The average drug has 79 side effects, so why would this one be any different?

Here is what one young kidney patient told us in March. “Before I found you and ReMag, I was spilling 2500 of protein in my urine. 6 months ago, I was down to 495. I got my results in the mail today and it was 100 !!!!!!! YAY!!!”

Dr. Dean also recommends ReMyte, her multi mineral product, which can help heal the tissue damage created by diabetes.

For diabetes itself, as our friend, Dr. Roby Mitchell says “You’ll never medicate your way out of diseases you behaved yourself into.” Medicine repeatedly says they have given up on treating diabetes with lifestyle so they opt for drugs and surgery. But the fact is that dietary changes are still the fastest way to head off diabetes ill effects at the pass!

​Tonight on our internet based radio show, we’ll  be talking with Dr. Carolyn Dean about how Magnesium may be THE Overlooked Element of Benefit for the Kidneys along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!

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