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294. Sugar And Alzheimer’s

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Dr. Martin Sr.: Well, good morning. Want to do just a little more of a headline, I guess, in the last few days. When I read this one yesterday, not that it surprised me, [00:00:30] but it's pretty incredible when you think about it. And if you can see the headline, it says, "Blue Cross just came out with," and I'll read it to you, Blue Cross says that, "Alzheimer's has tripled in the last four years," the amount of Alzheimer's.

Dr. Martin Sr.: Now, when we talk about Alzheimer's, this is almost like a new phenomenon. Not that there was never Alzheimer's or there was never dementia before, [00:01:00] but today, it's in epidemic proportions, and it's not getting any better, it's getting worse. Now, we've talked about this a lot. They're looking for vaccines for Alzheimer's, they're looking at drugs for Alzheimer's, and everything that they've tested thus far has not worked. Hasn't worked at all. As a matter of fact, it's getting worse and worse and worse. And the biggest fear for [00:01:30] people my age, or even younger than me, is Alzheimer's. It's a scary thought for Alzheimer's, because guys, you don't ever want to outlive your brain, and this is the problem, that people are outliving their brain. Blue Cross says that in the last four years, the number of cases of Alzheimer's [00:02:00] has tripled.

Dr. Martin Sr.: Of course, this puts an enormous stress on ... Just think of the ramifications of that, the enormous stress of Alzheimer's. I mean, if you have Alzheimer's, it doesn't put necessarily a lot of stress because you don't even know you've got it. But for the family, for society, [00:02:30] think of the implications of this dreaded disease. And for years, and even today, medicine looks at Alzheimer's as, it's a brain circulation thing, okay? And they look at the amyloid plaque and it seems to be consistent that people that have Alzheimer's or dementia or early dementia, they have [00:03:00] restricted blood flow to the brain. They have amyloid plaques, which is a protein in the brain that sort of scars up the neurotransmitters in the brain. And this is what they see consistently upon MRIs and things like that.

Dr. Martin Sr.: But guys, going after that isn't going to fix Alzheimer's, because [00:03:30] again, you have to reverse engineer even more. You have to go back and reverse engineer, because what's causing amyloid plaque? What's causing the problem with micro circulation? So I always bring it back to, for example, whenever somebody tells me they have glaucoma or [00:04:00] problems with the eye, I always say, "Well, look, it's circulation. It's circulation in behind the eye, because if you look into the eyeball, we go in, look at with an instrument, and you look in behind the eye, you see highways behind the eye." It's incredible. You see the 407, the 403, and all those highways, and they're all little capillaries, little micro circulation.

Dr. Martin Sr.: [00:04:30] But guys, that's the same thing that happens in your brain. So when the eye or even your kidneys, kidneys is all about circulation, but okay, but what causes the circulation to be damaged? Well, think about this, and this is why I want to tie these together. You know, if you're a diabetic, what happens in diabetes? What is the worst thing in diabetes? Circulation, right? That's why kidneys [00:05:00] break down. That's why you'll lose limbs. This is why diabetic patients have glaucoma, they have diabetic retinopathy, they have blindness. But as I was saying in an earlier podcast, that if you are a diabetic, you are three times more likely to get Alzheimer's.

Dr. Martin Sr.: So, as we reverse engineer this Alzheimer's, go back, yes, to circulation, but go back even [00:05:30] farther, inflammation. Inflammation damages the micro circulation, not only of the brain, of the eyes, and this, but they're all connected because one of the main things is inflammation. But again, as Tony Jr. says, "Inflammation is not Houdini." Inflammation is very damaging. If you kick me in the knee, of course I'm going to have [00:06:00] inflammation, but it's part of the body's ambulance system. It's bringing more blood supply, it's bringing more protein, it's bringing enzymes, all to do healing. But if they don't go away, they damage. Chronic inflammation.

Dr. Martin Sr.: But you've got to go another step back, take it one more step back. What is the major cause of inflammation that [00:06:30] damages circulation in the brain, in the eyes, in the kidneys? What causes that? High circulating insulin. We've talked about this so often. It's food, it's sugars, and crappy carbohydrates. It elevates your insulin, which creates an inflammatory response. [00:07:00] And we talk specifically about the brain and how ... When Blue Cross is telling us something, that the rates of Alzheimer's, which ...

Dr. Martin Sr.: By the way, let's just put it into its context, because it drives me crazy when I see this stuff in the news today and everybody's worried about the coronavirus. You know, there's a huge conference. I used to speak at this conference in the United States. It's called the [00:07:30] Expo West Natural Health Conference in Anaheim, California. It's the biggest conference, one of the biggest conference in the world. 90,000 people show up to this conference, 90,000, and they canceled it at the last second yesterday. I read it. Why? Because of the coronavirus. Everybody's worried about the coronavirus, but I'm not worried about the coronavirus. I'm more worried about sugar. I'm [00:08:00] more worried about what that does to your brain. Does long damage, and this is why Blue Cross ... And Blue Cross, if they were smart, because they're going to have ...

Dr. Martin Sr.: Look, Blue Cross has to pay out claims. They're an insurance company. Blue Cross pays health for disease care. They should be into prevention, but they're not there yet. Medicine isn't into prevention yet. It's crazy they're not. [00:08:30] They're not even looking at food. They're looking at drugs. They're looking at drugs. It's looking for love in all the wrong places. The answer is in food.

Dr. Martin Sr.: Now, I could talk to you about a second ramification. There's three ramifications. We talked about the three seeds of disease, but I won't go into detail this morning, but the number one thing is high circulating insulin. Then there's leaky gut. Leaky gut, leaky brain, we could talk about that, but I'm not going to do [00:09:00] it on this particular little teaching. I want to focus in on sugars.

Dr. Martin Sr.: And just to finish, just to put this into perspective, because the headline is, "In the last," here we are, "In the last four years, the amount of Alzheimer's has tripled in the United States alone." It's the number one killer in the United Kingdom. Alzheimer's is number three in Canada [00:09:30] and the United States, in terms of, it's only behind heart disease and cancer, and third is Alzheimer's. It's almost unbelievable, but the clear and present danger is sugar.

Dr. Martin Sr.: And again, let me just tell you what happens in the brain. I know there's circulation, but let me just bring it again. I've talked to you about this many, many a times. I'm going to do it again. [00:10:00] When you're constantly eating carbohydrates and sugars, okay, sugars are carbs, but these are added sugars when I talk about that. And read your labels. It's incredible. The food industry, liar, liar, pants on fire. "Oh, fat makes you fat and fat's not good for your brain. Don't eat fat but eat ... Don't eat bacon and eggs and cheese, but eat our cereals and eat our cookies and eat our crackers and [00:10:30] eat our garbage food."

Dr. Martin Sr.: What they've done is they've elevated insulin, and insulin is a hormone, that if you have insulin resistance, your brain, it's a different puppy altogether, because your brain is headquarters. It will take the fuel that you give it. It is a fuel eater. 20% of the food that you eat goes directly to your brain [00:11:00] as fuel. Your brain loves fuel. So, if you eat sugar, it goes immediately to your brain. Your brain says, "Okay, you're giving me a fuel. I don't care what kind of fuel. Give it to me." The problem is, insulin's job, you guys know this, insulin's job is to take sugar out of the bloodstream, because sugar in the bloodstream is very toxic, even in the brain, in the bloodstream. But insulin, "Okay, come [00:11:30] here, sugar, come here. You can't stay there. Get out, get out, get out. You got to come out of the brain." But the problem is, if you have insulin resistance, the blood-brain barrier will not allow insulin to go into the brain to take the sugar out.

Dr. Martin Sr.: So what happens? The sugar saturates the brain, especially the hippocampus. Campus is the word. Think of campus, the memory center of [00:12:00] your brain. It's the part of the brain that gets damaged the most by sugar, hippocampus, because insulin can't get in. It can't take the sugar out. So what does that do? It destroys your blood vessels, the micro circulation inside your brain. It creates amyloid plaque.

Dr. Martin Sr.: So guys, this is why I talk to you about this all the time, [00:12:30] all the time. I know I'm in to our little group this morning, into the Martin Clinic teaching here, but guys, as I know, I repeat, repeat, repeat. But when I see headlines like this, that is the clear and present danger in our society. This is a much bigger problem, guys, than anything that you could think of because we're going to go broke. We're going to go broke just trying to treat Alzheimer's, and it's [00:13:00] incredible what's happening. But you guys know enough that you want to do prevention.

Dr. Martin Sr.: Okay. There's your little teaching for this morning. We'll talk to you soon.

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