1165. Alzheimer's Unveiled: The Latest in Early Studies


Dr. Martin looks at some early research on Alzheimer's disease by Dr. Abram Hoffer and Linus Pauling, both Canadian pioneers in the sphere. 

The researchers agree on seven factors when it comes to getting Alzheimer’s. From chronic dehydration to the negative impact of prescription medication, to the importance of proper digestion, Dr. Martin discusses these items in today’s episode.

Dr. Martin also discusses the harmful effects of heavy metals like aluminum and mercury on the brain.


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Dr. Martin:  Well, good morning everyone. Welcome to another live this morning. Hope you're having a wonderful start to your day. We certainly are, and hope you had your vitamin C and you've enjoyed that. Don't start your day without. Water first, then vitamin C. Yesterday I read, and I just want to talk about this. Kind of interesting, reading old articles on Alzheimer's, and it's fascinating what they knew. Okay, I want to talk to you about two men that I was reading about. I'm going to mention two names here. Dr. Abraham or Abram Hoffer and Linus Pauling. Now, Linus Pauling probably be the more famous one because he won a Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on vitamin C. And you know what I always said about Linus Pauling. I said he only missed by one letter in the alphabet. He was talking about vitamin C, ascorbic acid, and I was talking about vitamin D and the importance of vitamin D.

And of course, you and I know that the real vitamin C is coffee, but we're not going to talk about that this morning. We're going to talk about Alzheimer's and what Linus Pauling, who was born in 1901, an American. Smart, he died in 1994, but he talked about Alzheimer's. And Abraham Hoffer, who was a physician psychiatrist, was born in Saskatchewan in 1917. He wrote many, many books. I was part of his society, the Orthomolecular Society. He did a lot of research, Dr. Hoffer on schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, and looked at it even back then in the sixties, seventies, eighties. He was a genius light years ahead of his time because what he talked about is deficiencies. And he was very, very big on B vitamins. Dr. Hoffer and schizophrenia. Wrote many books about it, and I'm just wondering if they'd be still available today. He might be able to, if he ever wanted to get a copy or download or I'm not sure. I haven't looked at it in a while, but I was reading what they said.

These two men combined what they said about Alzheimer's. It's interesting, okay? What they talked about is they had seven things that they wrote down in these articles, and both of them agreed on these points in Alzheimer's. And I found it fascinating to go back. Here's what they said back in the early 1990s, late 1980s about Alzheimer's, one caused by, okay, what was the first thing put on the top? Dehydration. Dehydration, what? Chronic dehydration, they said was a major factor in Alzheimer's. Wow. And guys, you know me, vitamin W water, and I like water and salt. Okay? Dehydration is water and salt, okay? And they're saying that the brain shrinks like a prune in the absence of water. Wow. And chronic dehydration is a major factor in Alzheimer's, and there's a lot of people, and guys, I just got to say it again. Only water is water.

What's the sweet spot of water? 64 ounces for my American friends. Okay? Or two liters for us Canadians. 64 ounces or two liters. That's the sweet spot. How did I determine the sweet spot of water? Well, I used to actually measure the viscosity of blood. Now, some people need more, but very few people need less. Very few people need less. And unfortunately, we don't have a little light on top of our head that tells us that we're dehydrated. When you are thirsty, folks, you're already dehydrated. And I've always shown my patients this when it comes to water. I used to show my patients this. I used to tell 'em, look, trust me, okay, you came to see me. Trust me, you're dehydrated. Oh, Dr. Martin, I drink coffee. That's made from water, isn't it? I drink tea. That's mostly water, isn't it? I drink juice. That's a lot of water. No, only water is water.

Water's processed in your body differently, okay? So don't listen to people that don't know what they're talking about, so-called gurus. You can drink too much water. Yeah, I guess it's possible, but guys, don't throw a red herring in there because the vast majority of people are dehydrated and short term can give you a headache long-term, according to these two geniuses can give you Alzheimer's, chronic dehydration. Here's what they said. Let me continue on. Here's the second thing they said when it comes to Alzheimer's. The second one, they said, okay, so the primary cause, according to these two men that talked about Alzheimer's in a combined article, they said, dehydration.

Second, interesting prescription medication intoxication. Back in the 1990s, they said one of the biggest factors in Alzheimer's was the intoxication of the brain from prescription meds. The side effects. And guys, please, okay, I'm not telling you, or your friends or anybody else not to take meds? I'm not doing that. I don't do that. What I'm saying is they were onto something and what happens in the brain and prescription meds over a long period of time can be very detrimental to the brain. One of them we know for sure is statin drugs. The drugs that lower cholesterol has an enormous effect on the brain. Well, hello. Where do you think you got a lot of cholesterol fat head? That's a compliment, by the way. Where do you got a lot of fat? In your brain. Why do you want to lower it? You don't get a prize for having low cholesterol. If it would've fixed heart disease. It would've fixed it a long time ago.

That's one of the biggest side effects of prescription meds, statin drugs. Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, okay, the unholy Trinity, I call it. I'm serious, looking for love in all the wrong places and the unintended consequences. Here's another one. Blood pressure medication. Diuretics. Getting the body to eliminate one of the biggest factors in the brain is magnesium. And again, I don't tell people not to take their blood pressure medication, but just beware of the side effects. Better to know it. Unfortunately, nobody tells you about that. I get upset at physicians, but even more, I'm upset at pharmacists that don't warn people. It's their job and they give you a list, but they don't hammer it home.

Now, if you've got a good pharmacist that really warns you, good for you. And I'm going to tell you something, what they were saying in this article when they said prescription meds, okay, statins, diuretics. Here's a big one, a huge one, in my opinion, they mention it, but antibiotics. Your best friend if you have an infection. The side effects causes leaky gut, causes a disruption. Okay? I was reading again about the gut. I've been talking about this for so long, but I am always fascinated how your body works. And I'm going to pull a hair out of my head, okay? Just going to pull one. I can't even see it. I don't have many. I shouldn't be pulling hairs out of my head. Men, we got more hair in our ears and our chin than on top of our heads. Not all of us. Some people got a good head of hair, okay? I used to.

But if you take one little hair that represents the epithelial layer between your gut and your blood, in between that you got a little lining, and then you have tight junction of cells and bacteria, okay? And you see how I'm putting my fingers together here locking my two hands together? What happens in leaky gut, guys? Okay, that hair-like size, it gets compromised, and the tight junctions of your gut, they're not as tight. So what happens? Stuff that doesn't belong in your blood. Remember, your gut is sending the garbage out to end up in the toilet. Garbage ends up in the toilet. What your body doesn't need, it detoxifies itself out out of the body.

But if you have a tight junction barrier, a very tight, nothing gets in your blood other than molecules of food, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, water, salt. Okay? Your body's smart, but anything else, bacteria, viruses, toxins, heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium, yeast, fungus. They don't belong in your blood. Poop that don't belong in your blood. Debris, that don't belong in your blood. So if you don't have leaky gut, none of that stuff gets in your bloodstream. But what they're saying is when you take an antibiotic, what does it do? An antibiotic destroys that little wee epithelial lining. It kills your friendly bacteria. You don't have the tight junctions. It don't kill you right away. You don't know it. Most people that have no idea, you know what? Even in medicine today, get 10 doctors in a room and talk to them about leaky gut.

Now, I'm going to tell you something. In the 1990s, remember, I've been around a long time. I had a radio show for a long time. I've been talking like this for a long time. Put 10 people in the room today. 10 doctors. About eight out of 10 will tell you leaky gut. What's that? What is that? Leaky gut. Now not all doctors, but I'm going to tell you, in the 1990s, all doctors just about 99.9%. Leaky gut, what are you talking about? They didn't have a clue in the 1990s, but Dr. Abram Hoffer and Linus Pauling, they knew. They knew that meds, statins, diuretics, even worse, antibiotics, sure they can save your life, but it's a double-edged sword. They understood that it affects the brain because it's allowing things in the blood brain barrier. What we know today compared to what they knew, and we see it in Parkinson's and MS and these neurological disorders, that brains are full of heavy metals. How the heck did that happen? It starts with leaky gut and what makes leaky gut more than anything else? What's at the top of the list? Antibiotics. It's the top of the list.

Three, okay? This is according to them, okay? I find this stuff fascinating. Cerebral allergies to food. Number three. One dehydration, two prescription meds, side effects. They called it prescription meds intoxication. I'll give you another one. I shouldn't have gone off the prescription meds. I wanted to talk to you about this one. And guess what? I forgot. You and I, okay? You and I, we do a lot of talking about the self-cleaning oven, right? Where do you find yourself cleaning oven? Your brain when you sleep, but I'm going to tell you what intoxicates your brain are sleeping pills. Why do I say that? Because sleeping pills sedate the brain and the self-cleaning oven of your brain, which only works at night when you're sleeping, does not work if you're on medication like sleeping pills, sleeping aids, it doesn't work because it's sedated.

And you go, yeah, but doc, I don't sleep well, you're not sleeping. You got knocked out. You ever been knocked out in your life? You ever hit your head so hard you out? I remember hitting my head a couple of times, but I didn't really pass out playing hockey in my younger days. I remember a guy, oh man, he put me on my butt, but I hit my head on the ice. In the days when you had a helmet that was so thin. I don't think it did anything. Okay, but I probably got a concussion. And in those days, nobody even knew what a concussion was. Anywho, when you get knocked out, your brain's not regenerating. You just came out of an operation. Oh, man, do I ever feel good? You just got anesthetic, man. I feel good. Oh, man, I slept through that whole thing while they replaced my hip and oh, do I ever feel good? No, you don't feel good. Like you got knocked out, man. There's no repair going on when you're knocked out, and yet millions and millions of people every night take a sleeping pill.

Remember my new book, Sun, Steak, Steel and Sleep? I talk about it all the time, and they didn't even know this. Hoffer didn know it. Pauling didn't know it. They didn't know exactly because the glymphatic system is something they didn't even know. They knew there was lymphatic drainage of the brain, but they didn't know about glial cells and the self-cleaning oven in the 1990s. Okay? Cerebral allergies to food, interesting, cerebral. But guys, at the end of the day, cerebral brain, allergies to food are really not the brain's allergies to food. It's leaky gut, my friend. I'm bringing you back to the gut. Whereas when you get the tight junctions are compromised, one of the things that happens in leaky gut is when these things come into the gut, they're not digested properly. This is why when I talk about leaky gut, yeah, antibiotic.

But another thing is if you don't have good stomach acidity, things come at the gut and they don't get micro sized properly, and that's how you get food intolerances and your body sees this food because some people tell me, well, doc, I can't have dairy. Well, it's not the dairy. The dairy isn't the problem because that's what they say. Dairy bad. Dairy's not bad. Now, when they manipulate dairy like milk, they manipulate it. Man thinks they're smarter than God. So what do they do? Well, they pasteurize it at 1200 degrees. They take out the fat because they think fat makes you fat, and they want to have skim milk. Ooh, if there's anything that drives me insane is when I go buy the dairy section in a grocery store and I see skim milk or 1%. I said, that's the size of the brains of those idiots. Dairy is supposed to be dairy fat, cream, butter. It's good for you. It's a healthy fat. "Doc, I can't have dairy." Well, it's not dairy. It's you. Don't ditch the dairy. Switch it.

But listen, there's some of you out there, okay? I actually had to have a little bit of a discussion. Was it yesterday? Probably. Somebody sent me a study on eggs. It gave me a migraine. It was so stupid. Eggs are bad. Eggs will give you cholesterol. Eggs'll kill you. I had a migraine. Okay, folks, if you don't digest eggs, it's not the egg. It's you. It's you. You're the one. It's not the eggs. Eggs are good for you. It's your autoimmune, it's your body. It's this gut compromised and maybe even the upper GI, and you don't digest it properly. You don't bring it down. It's really an intolerance. A lot of people, oh, doc, I got my blood tested and I'm allergic to everything. Why do you want to get your blood tested? Be your own doctor. How do you do with eggs? Oh, great. Well, then they're good for you. "Doc, I don't digest eggs." Well, then stop eating them.

Now, a lot of times, and this is a fact, after the Reset, people get better with probiotics. Thousands of my patients got better. They need to be careful, but they're better. But in the meantime, if they irritate you, it's not eggs. It's not meat. It's not cheese. It's you. You got an internal problem, and what these dear men said is that these, what did they call it? Cerebral allergies to food. Well, it's not really the brain that's got an allergy to food. It's due to leaky gut. And the same thing, leaky gut, leaky brain. You guys know that. I say it all the time. Leaky gut, leaky brain, the blood-brain barrier. How is your blood-brain barrier made up?

When I was taught the blood-brain barrier, in my mind I was thinking like, your brain is pristine. That's what they taught us, because nothing gets past the blood-brain barrier. No toxins can get past the blood-brain barrier. I was taught that in the 1970s in school. Leaky gut, leaky brain. If you don't have tight junctions, remember the size? I already told you the size of a hair. You got a hair-like substance that won't let gunk into your brain unless it's compromised. These guys were onto something, but they didn't really call it that. How do you get mercury into your brain? How do you get aluminum in the brain? That's what they said. One of the biggest things is heavy metals that get into the brain like aluminum. How does that get into the brain? Well, it crosses the blood-brain barrier that ordinarily the blood-brain barrier wouldn't let it in. So it's fascinating stuff, guys. You know what? Maybe we'll do part two tomorrow because I have so much to cover. I really only got to three things that they talked about. These two geniuses. Smart, smart, smart men.

Okay, yeah, I'm breathing. I had fun. Early, early, early research on Alzheimer's. They were light years ahead of their time. Okay, guys, we love you dearly. If you have questions for Friday, question and answer Friday, send you questions in, okay, if you get blood work done and you want me to review it, send me your blood work. Okay? And we appreciate you guys tuning in to us on a daily basis. We appreciate it. You have no idea the success we have with The Doctor Is In podcast it's because of you guys, and we appreciate that. Okay? Our audience, remember, it's us against them. I love that. I'm telling you. Okay, I love that. Okay, talk to you soon.

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