About 20 years ago someone handed me a book about women’s health and naturopathic medicine, by Carolyn Dean. I found this book profound — so profound in fact that I made the decision that I would study naturopathic medicine. And here we are now, nearly 20 years later, and I have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Carolyn Dean.

Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor who went back and studied naturopathic medicine and now practices in New York. She is a prolific author, researcher, and commenter on trends with respect to medicine.

One of her areas of expertise that she is most passionate about is understanding the role of magnesium in the body. As she explains in this interview, magnesium has over 800 functions in the body and — in her opinion — is one of the most common areas of deficiency. In fact, many of the chronic diseases we are medicated for in our healthcare system may actually be deficiencies in magnesium. This very simple mineral can have profound, lasting effects on your health! This interview is fascinating, in-depth — and is for anyone that is human!

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] About my guest today, Carolyn Dean.

[4:04] Welcoming Carolyn Dean to the podcast!

[4:30] How and why Carolyn made the transition from medical doctor to naturopath.

[14:21] The advice Carolyn would give to new practitioners in terms of self-care.

[16:47] What was it that got Carolyn interested in magnesium?

[22:53] How magnesium can have a profound effect on chronic diseases.

[25:06] Is magnesium more important than other minerals? Where does it fit in context?

[28:02] Is a calcium magnesium supplement insufficient as a magnesium supplement?

[29:55] What should you be looking for when purchasing a magnesium supplement?

[32:50] Are there side effects of supplementing on magnesium?

[36:50] Is there any indication when to switch from magnesium orally to topically?

[43:35] What Dr. Dean would like her legacy to be.

[47:10] Dr. Dean’s key-performance indicators.

[53:40] Where to find Carolyn online!

Mentioned in This Episode:

Dr. Carolyn Dean’s books (Amazon)

Dr. Carolyn Dean’s magnesium supplements (ReMag)

Dr. Jack Kruse’s books (Amazon)

MagMiracle.com (for a free chapter of Dr. Dean’s book, The Magnesium Miracle)

More About Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, ND

Dr. Carolyn Dean has been in the forefront of health issues for over 30 years and is the leading expert on magnesium. She is a medical doctor, a naturopath, herbalist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, and inventor who has authored and co-authored over 35 books including The Magnesium Miracle, IBS for Dummies, Hormone Balance, Death by Modern Medicine, and 110 Kindle books. She is passionate about helping people of all ages achieve optimal health by taking a holistic approach to wellness.

Connect with my Guest:

Websites: DrCarolynDean.com, DrCarolynDeanLive.com, and RnAReSet.com.

Visit MagMiracle.com for a free chapter of Dr. Dean’s book, The Magnesium Miracle!

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“Saturate yourself with magnesium so that your physical body will feel like it can cope.” — Carolyn Dean


“Naturopathic medicine is looking at the whole person; looking at what they’re eating, sleeping, exercise, what their brain and mind are doing — and taking all of those things into consideration. It’s not just about giving prescriptions for supplements.”
— Carolyn Dean


“It is quite incredible that magnesium deficiency can trigger or cause 65 medical conditions — 65!” — Carolyn Dean


“Magnesium is necessary for the inner working and functioning of 700-800 different enzyme systems in the body — systems that create energy … digest our foods, relax muscles … the list is huge!” — Carolyn Dean


“I’m all about replacing your minerals; sea salt, magnesium … and treating yeast overgrowth. I think it’s the imbalance of our antibiotics, high sugar diet, and cortisol that’s throwing us out of balance with our intestines.” — Carolyn Dean