1180. Nourish Your Mind: The ABC's of Nutritional Philosophy


Something Dr. Martin likes to do is “pump up the tires” of his listeners. Sharing information that confirms you’re on the right path is key to changing your mind.

In today’s episode, Dr. Martin shares the importance of understanding the nutritional content of food and making informed dietary choices. He looks at the example of natural versus processed peanut butter.


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Dr. Martin:  Well, good morning everyone, and once again, welcome to another live this morning and we're sure happy to have you on with us on The Doctor Is In and we're in. Okay, guys, today philosophy. I'm going to give you Martin Clinic philosophy, okay? This is going to be a philosophical lesson today. Every once in a while I do that, and the reason is because I want to pump up your tires, okay, when it comes to food, okay? I want to pump up your tires and get you thinking the right way and get rid of that stinking thinking. I'm big on that. Get rid of the stinking thinking and think positive. Okay? I think that's important.

Now, let me do something because people have asked me questions, so I thought about it last week when I was at that conference, I had a lot of people ask me questions about health, and we actually did a seminar there and we had a great time just answering questions, but okay, now you guys, do you know this or you don't? You probably know it if you've been following me any length of time. I tell people that I like peanut butter. I like peanut butter. I do, and I've always liked peanut butter. I would tell people when I was, for years, if I could live on peanut butter and bananas, I'd do it. I just loved it, loved it as a kid, always loved it. But I know that bananas, first of all, are too sweet, so you got to be careful. We live in a different world today. We live in 93% of the population has some form of metabolic syndrome. That means they're on the Titanic and it ain't good.

So you got to, but somebody asked me the difference because they're reading labels and I want to show you a natural peanut butter. Okay? See? See the label, 100% natural peanut butter. And then I brought out Kraft peanut butter. Okay? Now Kraft makes a natural peanut butter, but this isn't okay. It's smooth and creamy. Now, I love peanut butter. Is it good for you? Nah, not so much. Okay. It really isn't that good. The problem with peanuts is they've got lectin in them, but if you read the labels, okay, before I get into a little philosophy this morning, I thought I would answer this question. If you read this label and look at sugars in Kraft or Jiffy or whatever, is it Jiffy or Skippy? I dunno. The peanut butters, okay, one gram of sugar per tablespoon. In one tablespoon, there's one gram of sugar. You take out the natural peanut butter, okay? And it has got one gram of sugar. What's the difference? Okay, what's the difference? It's the oil. Okay, it's the oil.

Now, peanut oil. See, you got oil on the top. See that? That's oil on the top. That's peanut oil. You know what's in here? Peanuts, that's it. And peanuts have an oil. You see it? Okay? And you've got to stir it or whatever. That's natural peanut butter, okay? It's not a spread because really this is a spread. This is not. That's natural peanut. Is it good for you? Not really, but I like it. I like it. I have a little bit. I like it. Okay? Now, what's the difference in here compared to that oil? This one, you don't see any oil at any time. You don't have to refrigerate it. This, soon as you open it, you have to refrigerate it. What's the difference? It's not the sugar. Okay? It's not the sugar. It's not the sugar. What is it? It's the oil. How they make this, they use soybean oil. If you read the ingredients, it's soybean oil. "Oh, Dr. Martin, it's soybeans must be good." No, it's not good for you because that oil, that oil is not meant for your body. It's meant for your lawnmower. I was thinking a lawnmower today, okay? That's meant for your vehicle. It's meant for your car. It's meant not to be consumed in the human body. Okay?

So, when I get into philosophy here today, we're going to do that. We're going to talk about nutritional philosophy. Nutritional psychology, that will really impress Dr. Mackewn. Whenever I talk psychology, she goes, yikes, he's talking. He's talking psychology again. No, but guys, listen, the difference in peanut butter is oil. This is why you don't have to refrigerate it. It's hydrogenated. It was meant for your car, not for the human body. Soon as you take this, you develop, and you don't realize this, you are lifting up your inflammation in the body. This is inflammatory. I'm not even saying this is good for you, okay? I'm not saying that, but it's certainly better for you. And again, now we're going to get into some philosophy, nutritional philosophy, how to win. I used to tell my patients all the time, okay, I'm going to give you a plan to succeed, not to fail. This is doable. Not easy, but it's doable.

And I got to tell you, I want you to succeed. You can't control everything in life, but you can control what you eat. Now, I don't think Kevin would mind this. Okay? Kevin, I'm going to use you as an example. Kevin and publicly, I think he said it on our private Facebook group, and we all appreciate Kevin, don't we? Okay. Now, what does Kevin say? He is an alcoholic and he's been sober. I don't even remember how many years. Okay? Now, you can get away from alcohol. Not easy if you're an alcoholic, but you can get away from alcohol. Don't have it in your house. Don't go to bars or whatever you got to do, right, if you're an alcoholic. But what do you do about food? If you're a carboholic, how do you get away from it? You can get away from alcohol because you don't need it to live, but you need food to live. You're surrounded by it. So the idea, this is what I used to tell my patients all the time, all the time. This is lifestyle. This is the new you.

I actually wrote a book years ago. The New You, okay? The new you. It's out of print. Don't ask for it. I should rewrite it because it had a lot to do with my philosophy of winning. You know how many patients I saw over the years? How many people are on our private Facebook group and they're winning? They're winning the battle. Okay? Now, you don't let your guard down, and I have a rule, like a rule of thumb, okay? For me, a rule of thumb was this. Do the reset. That's 30 days. It's not three years or 10 years. Now, some of you, okay, you would know this. Some of you are so metabolically unwell. You had category five storm, everything was upside down. Okay, let me see if I can find my little drawing because this is important. Okay, here it is, my drawing.

Okay, you had category five storm. What is this? "Dr. Martin what are you showing me?" Well, here's what I'm showing you. This is the key to your horrormones. Okay? You got the thyroid up here, you got the ovaries. This is for women, but men, you're involved too. You don't have ovaries, but you got testosterone. Okay? Estrogen, progesterone. These are your ovaries. These are your adrenals. Halfway up seed on the both sides, the adrenal. This is a pyramid that I used to draw in the office a thousand times a year or more. Understand your horrormones. In the middle is the key one. There I go right here. See that one there? That's circle. That's food, that's insulin. That's the one that you got to tackle. You have to tackle that one, or you're not going to be able to fix the other ones. Got it? Because it is food. Insulin is a food hormone.

The biggest problem in the world today, health-wise, the biggest problem in the world today is a fat dysfunction. What do I mean by that? Well, you got fat in all the wrong places. You should have fat in your head, but instead it's in your liver. You should be a fat head. And most people on the planet, 93%, they got fat in their liver, not fat in their brain. Their brain is shrinking. They don't know it. There's no little red light going off on the top of the head to tell 'em that their brain is shrinking. Okay? I'm going to show you the kind of fat that you don't want in your body. This kind of fat, visceral fat that surrounds your organ, especially your liver. What happens in the liver doesn't stay in the liver. It affects your heart. It affects your blood vessels, it affects your joints. It affects all these things. Okay?

So, philosophy, psychology, a plan to succeed, a 30 day reset, reset your body. Think of your pancreas. I know most people on the reset are thinking weight loss. Okay, I get it. I'm on your side. I want you to succeed. But weight isn't everything because when you lose five pounds, this is five pounds. Can you imagine? This is five pounds? This is a foot long and six inches wide. "Ah, Dr. Martin, I only lost five pounds." I said, you're a superstar. You're a superstar if you lost five pounds. Look at how much fat you lost. You see, this is a plan to succeed. This is a plan. And listen, this is me for years and years and years and years and years. I used to say this again. I get tired of listening to myself because I've been saying this for so long. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. That's how I learn. I'm sorry guys. That's what I do here on this program. Rinse and repeat.

Now, let me get to some important things that you need to do, because what does information do? I'm giving you information. What does information do? Information. Information is power. Powerful. Information is powerful. We have a million and a half downloads of The Doctor Is In podcast, okay? A million and a half. People, listen Linda, listen. When they listen, they have information. And more often than not, you have no idea how many times I hear this too is, "Doc, you give us information that goes against the grain." Yep, and I use this verse in the Bible, okay? Galatians 4 and 16, okay, you can look it up. Have I become your enemy because I told you the truth? I'm telling you the truth about food. Some people don't like that. Vegetarians don't particularly like me, even though I love them, they don't love me and they don't like to hear it.

And all the gurus, I usually get invited once to the guru conferences. "Dr. Martin, you come and teach us about nutrition." Then I tell 'em the truth and they don't invite me back because their theme is moderation. My theme is elimination. And they go on Netflix and they see stuff. The new one out is on the Blue Zones. The blue zones give me a migraine because it's all veganism and vegetarianism, which is a religion. It's a religion with its high priest. And I know a lot of those high priests, and it doesn't mean I don't love them, but they're wrong. They're missing out in science of nutrition, the real science of nutrition. Okay? Now back to philosophy. I want you to succeed. Information is powerful and guys, I mean it, you can get all the information you want. Information is very powerful.

You know what bothers the elite in our society today? You know what bothers Health Canada? You know what bothers the College of Physicians and Surgeons? You know what bothers Bill Gates? They don't want you getting information unless it comes from them. They don't. They want to get, oh, it's all conspiracy theories and fake news. They don't want you getting that. They don't want you to talk about your immune system. They don't want you to talk about eating meat, eggs, and cheese. Okay? They don't. So if you know that, don't let it surprise you. Be in the minority, but be right. I'm in the minority. I understand that. I got trained by all the gurus. I've told you the story how many times of my father who was a diabetic, and one word stuck out to me when he said it in 1968. Son, it's sugar diabetes. Hello? It's sugar diabetes. You think that's changed today? Well, they changed the name. They didn't want you to know that. You don't think the food companies are smart. They're smart. Look what they do. Look what food companies do. They take peanut butter, they change the oil. You think they're not smart. They're smart, and they tell you it's good for you, but it ain't okay. Get your information. God gave you brain white matter, use it, okay?

And you want to win. So you do the reset. It's tough. You're a carboholic. Admit it. My name is Tony and I'm a carboholic, okay? Like Kevin's an alcoholic. He says, so it's public, Kevin, I don't mean to pick on you. I admire you and I mean that. So I'm just using you as an example, okay? And once you're an alcoholic, you're always an alcoholic. But as you go down the road, you're more and more and more and more and more and more determined, you're going to stay on the right path. It's the same thing with food guys. Once you understand what's killing you, what is killing you? Carbohydrates, bad carbs and sugar, and the world changed the sugar. Made it worse, made it a hundred times worse. We're doing a podcast on it this week. The change, the fructose, they lied and people died. The food industry lied and people died, and they're still dying today. So what do you do? You want to succeed. You have rules, okay?

And guys, I got to tell you about me. This is the way I live, okay? Is it perfect? No and I live with an Italian, and I love bread. I could live on bread. I love my wife's pasta. There's nothing better in the world, okay? I wish I could invite you all to my house and have my wife's pasta. You would agree with me. It's the best. Even my daughters say, mom, you're not giving the whole recipe. You're hiding something. I always laugh about that. But guys, listen. listen, we're going to do this and we can do it. And I get people every day, send us letters, send us emails, send us this, and Dr. Martin, I am so sick. I am so unwell. I am not well at all, and doctors can't figure me out or anything that they want to do. I said, well, all they're doing is giving you band-aids. Band-aids don't fix it. It's a band-aid. You're on the Titanic. You're rearranging the deck chairs. Why are you doing that? Change your course. And some of you already hit the iceberg. Get into the life boat, okay? And that's the key to winning. Information provides power. Information provides choices and information.

Number three, okay? Information provides power, choices, two. Gives you choices and information needs to be applied. You have to apply it. And don't fool yourself. Don't be duped. Don't be duped, okay? Because 93% of the population, most of them are duped. They don't even know it. It's the most unheard of syndrome in the world. That's metabolic syndrome. But understand the background behind it. You've got big pharma, you've got big food, and you've got big media and big pharma and big food own the big media. They do. They own it. If you watch the 6 o'clock news, I don't know if anybody does anymore, but if you do watch the news, and 90% of the advertising is for pharmaceuticals in the United States, 90% of it. You think big media is going to go against big pharma, not a chance. Not going to happen. Don't hold your breath. Not going to happen. But you guys have information. I want you, my audience, the smartest people on the planet. You get it, you got the message. You understand that you've been lied to. You look at all the misinformation out there, and you can look at it and you're going, nah, that's not true. But I want you to succeed.

Let me give you some philosophical recipes for success. Okay? Guys, if even on the reset, okay? The reset is 30 days. Start with that foundation. Why? For many, many, many reasons. But one thing it will do, it will correct your insulin resistance. Okay? Now, some of you, like I said, you're so upside down, you've had this for years. Do the reset. It will change your life. But what happens even during the reset, let's say it's your birthday. It's your birthday, okay, "Dr. Martin, I'm going on a cruise. How do I win on a cruise?" You can. "I'm going to a banquet. How do I win?" You can, because if you understand that you are going to be surrounded by it, it's always there and you need to eat, but if you make the right choices. 95 to a hundred percent of it, some of you are a hundred percent, and I respect that. You have no idea. But if you're 95% and you understand that you and carbs don't get along. You understand it, so you go, I'm having one little slice of bread or so a week. That's it. Or you fill your plate like you see with me.

Okay, let me give you an example of me when I'm not on the reset. My wife makes pasta. What do you think my grandchildren want? Right? They want pasta. Grandma, pasta. What do you want for Christmas? Pasta. What do you want at Easter time? Pasta. What do you want on your birthday? Pasta. What do you want on... pasta. Okay, I get it. What do I want? Pasta. But you see me, okay, even the homemade noodles. You know what? I've gotten to a point that I've disciplined myself that you know what? I understand that me, I like the meatballs. I love my wife's meat sauce. I like the sausages to die for. I live on that. Noodles, I don't need them. If I have one or two, you know what I mean? Can you do it? Yeah, you can do it. You can do that. You've got to get yourself to that point. But it's information. You understand. Where are your carbs? Bread, pasta, rice, cereal, sugar, sweet. Never. You know what? I haven't had cereal in 40 years. I haven't had a chocolate bar in 40 years. I haven't had a granola bar, which is a chocolate bar, which is, I mean, it's all sugar. It's crap. I haven't had that in 40 years. I don't even care about that stuff anymore. You can put a chocolate bar. I was in a room in a hotel, they put out chocolate bars.

Now for some people, they go crazy. Me, and I used to love chocolate. When I was a kid. I loved O'Henry. In 1968, my dad said, that's full of sugar. It is. I thought it was chocolate, dad. He said, that's sugar. Stop eating it. Okay, guys. It's doable. It's doable. Make it doable. Make it part of your life. This is lifestyle, and you never kiss your brains goodbye. You're always, nah, you know what? I can do it. So you're on a cruise and it's unreal. They bring that food out, some ships, it's there every second of the day just about. I fill my plate with protein. I look for the sausages in the morning. I look for the eggs. I look for the bacon and give me a coffee. And I'm a happy puppy, and I know I'm sticking to the plan. And you can do that. And if you happen to have a little corner of something, don't quit. Don't quit. "Doc, I had some birthday cake last night." Don't quit. Start over again. It's not failure, it's not disaster. Don't give up. Start again and talk to yourself. You know what the only problem is when I talk to myself? I don't listen. I'm not Linda, you know what I'm getting at, guys? I want you to succeed. Make this a recipe for success.

You know what I used to tell people? This is an as for me moment. What do you mean by that? Well, what you're saying to yourself is I don't care what anybody else says. I don't care what my family says. Dr. Martin is crazy. Imagine eating all those eggs, meat and cheese. That can't be good for you. Don't listen to discouraging people, and they might be right in your own home. Discouraging. Oh my word, all that cholesterol, you're going to have a heart attack, says your doctor who never took a minute of nutrition, and you can tell. I want to be teaching in every medical school. Just give me an hour. Give me an hour. Okay? You know what I used to hear patients say all the time? "Doc, I'm tired of being tired. I'm tired of being tired." I said, good. That's a start. I'm tired of being tired. That's a start. Now, let's get going. Why are you tired? Well, you got horrormones. And one of them is insulin resistance. And I can show you how to fix it. And if you build the foundation of food.

And there's negative foods, eliminate. Don't fool yourself. Eliminate. And if you cheat, it's all right. Come back. Come back. Get back on that narrow road, okay? Don't give up. Don't give on your health. Because a lot of people say, well, it's not doable because I know. No, it's doable. Hundreds of thousands have tried this lifestyle and they've succeeded. Desire up here, determination in the heart and discipline the mouth. Every day. Every day. What are you putting in? Okay, that's discipline. Every day. Discipline. Discipline's very good for you. It's a big part of our lives. I think that's one of the biggest problems I see in young people today. They don't have enough discipline in their lives, and they want it easy. "Oh, doc, give me a pill." It doesn't work like that.

And some of you out there have had chronic disease for years and years and years, and you give up because you think, well, I tried every pill. I'm not feeling good. Try food. It's positive. You get to eat. You don't have to count. Don't count. People always want me to count. "Dr. Martin, tell me how much protein I should eat." I don't care. Eat lots. I don't care. I'm not into numbers. Well, I'm into blood numbers, but I'm not into food numbers. How many macros, how many grams? People want to count. I don't care.

Anyway, a little bit of philosophy. Is that philosophy, is that psychology, the three Ds? Okay, I take credit for that, but somebody probably did it before me. Okay, guys, I know I say this every day, but I mean it. I love you dearly. Thanks for putting up with my shenanigans, and we appreciate you guys, you have no idea. Guys, get the big picture. Get the big picture, and don't give up. Don't give whatever you do. Okay? Here we go, love you.

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