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The Future Health Now Encyclopedia is an e-book authored by Dr. Carolyn Dean, a licensed medical practitioner and experienced naturopath. Within the book, Dr, Dean draws on her vast experience to offer natural solutions to a variety of ailments and health issues without the requirement to resort to drugs or surgeries.

The book is designed as five books in one, divided into segments covering treating common ailments, advice and information, optimum eating, cleansing, and homeopathic first aid. Dr. Carolyn Dean has authored more than 30 books on health and publishes a free online newsletter.

The Future Health Now Encyclopedia was initially published as When You Can’t Reach the Doctor, and since then has been expanded exponentially to contain 538 pages covering alternative treatments for 134 common ailments. You can find a definition of alternative and complementary treatments in the PDF attachment to this post.

Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is a specialist area of Dr. Carolyn Dean, who has spent many years studying the effects of magnesium on the body, the health advantages of maintaining optimum magnesium levels, the health issues that are often misdiagnosed and can be fixed with increased magnesium intake, and the signs of magnesium deficiency.

Dr. Dean states that around 80% of adults in North America are deficient in magnesium, which can cause health issues that allopathic doctors cannot solve. Some more statistics for nutrient deficiency among the population of the United States can be found in the infographic attachment.

Magnesium has many benefits for both physical and mental health, including helping to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, preventing conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, boosting energy levels, and improving sleep.

Depleted Magnesium

In the past, most people got the right quantity of magnesium from their diets. Soil, and therefore the food grown in that soil, used to be rich in magnesium, so people eating a healthy, varied diet could expect to consume around 500mg of magnesium daily.

However, over the past century or so, the levels of magnesium in soil have been depleted, yet most fertilizers do not contain this essential mineral. This means that few people today can absorb an adequate amount of magnesium from diet alone. Eating larger quantities of magnesium-rich foods such as kale, seaweed, nuts and seeds, can help redress the balance. Many people may also want to consider taking a magnesium supplement to ensure they are meeting their recommended daily allowance.

Dr. Carolyn Dean recommends dissolving one or two cups of Epsom salts in bath water before bathing, as this contains magnesium sulfate which can be absorbed well through the skin. Some of the medical uses of magnesium sulfate are outlined in the embedded short video.

Optimum Eating

One of the key issues covered in Dr. Carolyn Dean’s book The Future Health Now Encyclopedia is optimum eating. Optimum eating includes not just cutting down on foods that are bad for us, such as processed sugars and saturated fats, but also making choices based on the quality of the food available.

High quality foods include those that are minimally processed and unrefined, such as vegetables and fruits, healthy fats, whole grains, and healthy sources of protein such as lean chicken. Lower quality foods include anything that has been highly processed or refined such as ready meals or snack foods, refined sugar and grains, foods with a high content of trans fats or saturated fats, fried foods, and foods such as potatoes that are high-glycemic.

Choosing foods from the high-quality list and eating in appropriate portion sizes can help maintain a healthy weight and promote overall wellbeing.