353. The Doctor Is In Webinar

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Brandi: Catherine would like to know if you can talk about intermittent fasting while on the reset.

Dr.Martin Jr: Okay. Yeah, that's a good question, because...

[00:00:30] The reason why intermittent fasting works as well as it does is because, first of all, insulin is a food hormone, and when you're not eating food you're not really secreting insulin.

So one of the main benefits... There are other benefits as well, there's benefits to fasting on the mitochondria, which is the battery pack, it has a lot of anti-aging principles behind it, but a lot of reasons for doing the fasting for a lot of people is the effect it has [00:01:00] on insulin.

Now, when you're doing the metabolic reset, you're also dealing with insulin, because a lot of the foods on the metabolic reset are very low insulin based foods, they don't secret a ton of insulin, and it definitely doesn't stay in your system for a long time.

So they kind of have a very similar effect that way, and I know my dad, when he came up with the concept a while ago of this metabolic reset, he kind of called it fasting without fasting in a lot of ways, you can get [00:01:30] a lot of the benefits that way.

Now, the thing is, and a lot of people are noticing this as well, is: When they are on the metabolic reset, they not as hungry as they used to be, so a lot of times they end up fasting, not because they necessarily want to, it's because they just not hungry. And that's fine.

If you can combine fasting and the metabolic reset and you feel good, your energy is good, then by all means I would recommend it. I don't know if you have anything [00:02:00] else you want to add to that dad?

Dr.Martin Sr: Just, yeah, it goes so well with them together. You and I have begun fasting because of what it does primarily to insulin. I always loved the graph that you use, and we've done then in several of our webinars, and that is insulin being the jail guard, and it won't let fat escape, right? But when [00:02:30] you're fasting of course you're not secreting insulin. Especially if you can go past the 12 hours; if you stop eating at six o' clock at night, and you don't eat until six o' clock next morning that's 12. But if you go to eight that's 14.

Even better, if you go to noon you have got an 18 hour fast, and the benefits of that, especially, it resets, it really helps to reset that [inaudible 00:02:56].

[00:03:00] It's all beneficial, it's shortening your eating windows, it's doing everything at the Martin Clinic that we would like you to do.

So if you can implement it, absolutely do it.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, and again, it's... Fasting is a tool in a tool box, it's an effective tool, it's a very good one. And some people incorporate fasting into their lifestyle forever after they just feel good doing it, right?

Somebody like myself, I've said this before, but I can't do the metabolic [00:03:30] reset because I can't eat two of the three foods in the metabolic reset, so it's pretty tough to do it. But I do incorporate fasting into my everyday... I lift weights first thing in the morning, and I don't eat after, i'll eat at lunchtime and stuff like that.

Yeah, if you could do fasting and metabolic reset together, that's awesome.

All right, go ahead [Brandi 00:03:54].

Brandi: [Greg 00:03:56] would like to know if you can alternate daily or weekly [00:04:00] between reset and keto.

Dr.Martin Jr: Sure, why not, yeah. That's a good question, for sure.

A lot of people... When you do stuff like that, or you do some form of carb cycling, you're really making your metabolic... You're swinging that thing back and forth, you're keeping yourself pretty metabolically healthy in my opinion.

I think it's a good thing. And if you feel good doing the reset and then you go keto, [00:04:30] which means you're starting to eat like low-carb vegetables, low-carb fruits, low-carb nuts and stuff like that, and then you want to go every so often and so a reset, sure, absolutely.

A lot of people do that and a lot of people feel really good doing that as well.

Dr.Martin Jr We are talking about lifestyle.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Jr: The nice thing about the reset, it really gets you going into a lifestyle.

I've always said this, and this is just... I took enough psychology [00:05:00] in school to be dangerous, that's all. But here's what I learned: Human behavior, three weeks to form a habit. And so, I like the 30 days, because you're even going past the three weeks, and now your body is... you formed a habit! Of eating low-carb food. The reset is no carbs, but you're not on reset the rest of your life.

So to go into keto, or to [00:05:30] go low-carb, you might not even need to be exactly keto, you can be low-carb, but make it a lifestyle.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Jr: If you make that a lifestyle, one of the greatest things, that is so good for you in the long run, is doing exactly that.

Dr.Martin Jr: And I think you can go... for some people, when they're metabolically healthy, they can go in and out of ketosis, because remember, if you're fasting you're burning ketones.

When you wake up in the morning, and you've had a normal amount of carbs, and [00:06:00] your glycogen storage isn't completely full, you're starting to empty out some liver fat and stuff like that, right? So it's definitely something that you could do, it's beneficial to do that, and a lot of peopled to it, so that's a good question. All right, thanks [Brandi 00:06:17].

Brandi: I have another question about intermittent fasting from [Eilen 00:06:21], she would like to know if intermittent fasting and calorie restriction are really any good for Hashimoto's hypo-thyroid [00:06:30] issues.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, it's a good question, because one of the things that was out there, especially in the blogosphere was the effect that low energy intake has on the thyroid, and the idea being, 'if the thyroid is already sluggish to begin with, does it make it worse if you start to cut back on eating', and I would like to say that that was brought to you by the food industry, because it makes no sense. That's not [00:07:00] necessarily how it works, right?

If you have a thyroid problem... Well, first of all, Hashimoto's is different because you have an auto-immune disorder, and it just so happens to be attacking your thyroid, because a lot of the root causes of autoimmune are the same, it just so happens that for you it's attacking your thyroid, for somebody else, it may attack their joints, for somebody else it may attack their brain, for somebody else it may attack their skin.

So your concern is your feeling [00:07:30] the effects of it in your thyroid, but primarily, you have an autoimmune disorder.

So you have to first attack things from an autoimmune disorder. And my dad and I talked about, you know, you want to start looking at food, gut, you want to look at a whole bunch of things like that.

And here's the thing, intermittent fasting... For most people, we eat too much food as it is in the daytime, so if somebody cuts back on the amount of food it's not going to kill your thyroid.

Now, there's a difference between somebody who is only getting 1200 [00:08:00] calories a day, or 1300 calories a day, they're going way below in their active... That's a whole different ball game.

But for the average person that has a thyroid, or Hashimoto's, if they do intermittent fasting and they still get enough protein in their diet, because that's a big problem as well for people fats, they don't eat breakfast so they cut out 25, 30 grams of protein that they normally would get at their breakfast. If they can get their protein, then yeah, for most people they do fine with it.

I don't know [00:08:30] what you think about that, dad.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah. Just the adding of calories, you will never hear the Martin Clinic ever talk about calories.

So, intermittent fasting we talk about, but calories we don't. And the reason is because we always talk about choice of foods rather than calories.

Calories is an old 50 year [inaudible 00:08:52], older than that, and [inaudible 00:08:55] don't measure your calories.

Dr.Martin Jr: No.

But what food are you eating? [crosstalk 00:08:58]

[00:09:00] Calories reduce things to a number rather than looking at the quantity or quality of food, like the quality of food, right? It's like a...

Now, diabetes is ultimately a disease of energy surplus, we consume too much energy, and you know, that's really what diabetes is, but diabetes, the excess energy that people are consuming is in the form of crappy carbohydrates, and that's the thing.

So a lot of people who talk about calories, if you're just looking at standard, certain amount of calories, [00:09:30] they not really focusing on the type of food you're eating.

And you can have a lower calorie diet and still have a messed up insulin, if you're eating junk and sugar, and, yeah.

So, all right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Denise 00:09:42] would like to know: What do you think about the Kangen water machine? I'm not sure if I'm saying that right.

Dr.Martin Jr: Don't spend the money.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah. (laughing).

Look, drink water.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: You know, us, we talk [00:10:00] about water all the time, water is important.

A new study came out this week on dehydration and what it does to your brain in the long run, very unhealthy to be. And you know what? The vast majority of people are dehydrated.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: Because they don't have a little light on top of their head that goes "Drink water".

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: And when someone tries to... Look, if you got the money, you want to spend extra money, go for it. I got no issue with that, you do what you think is right. But if you're asking [00:10:30] me what I think, look, water is water.

Dr.Martin Jr: We talked about this before about microwaves, it's the same idea. The idea being is: Most people don't drink enough water, they just got to drink more water, now, are there better types of water than other? Yes, we like natural spring water, it's got the natural minerals in it, natural electrolytes, we love that stuff.

So we always say, listen, if you're not drinking enough water, you have got to drink more water. There is a better type of water.

[00:11:00] If a person is not getting enough we don't tell them to go buy an expensive machine just to drink a certain type of water, we just want them drinking more water first.

Once they get everything in line and everything, then when they want to start to fix or tighten up things more, then that's fine. But we would tell somebody like... the benefit of drinking more water is drinking more water, eventually, if you want to hone in on the type of water you're drinking and all that kind of stuff, yeah, for me, I like [00:11:30] natural spring water. I prefer it to all other sources of water, I just like the taste of it, which sounds funny, but I like the taste of it.

But I personally, myself, I would go spend the money on a machine like that, I would just drink water. But if you can, that's awesome, I mean, if you feel better doing it that's awesome, right? That's good. Okay Brandi.

Brandi: [Grace 00:11:53] has been taking our cortisol control for over a month.

Dr.Martin Jr: Mm-hmm (affirmative)

Brandi: She's been taking two before bed [00:12:00] but she is still having difficulty sleeping.

Dr.Martin Sr: Well, sleep, [Tony 00:12:06] Jr. Wrote an email about it again this morning and the importance of it. And listen, it is a major, major issue in society today.

You know, when I think back [inaudible 00:12:18] people didn't have trouble sleeping, in the history of mankind of course they did, but when you the word epidemic it's an epidemic [inaudible 00:12:30] [00:12:30] it's a pandemic.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: And the number one reason is because of cortisol, it's stress. And look, you might need more, taking two, you might have to go to four. Listen, I had a patient I talked to last week, I said, "Look, it's not that I don't want you to...". She was using sleeping pills, I said, "Well, yeah, you're sedated, you're not sleepy, you're not getting"-

[crosstalk 00:12:59]

Dr.Martin Sr: -" [00:13:00] You're not really, you're just fooling yourself", because I talked about this on a video, Brandi would know this, because she has to... [inaudible 00:13:10] to listen to every one of them to edit them.

But when we did a podcast, I talked about meds that affect your brain. And sleeping pills are one of the top ones that affect your brain in the long run, so it doesn't help you to sleep, sedate you, big difference.

So do everything you can, we've done a lot of teaching [00:13:30] on sleep over the years, we really have. From your diet, lowering your insulin, to making your room cold, black, dark, and off the blue light before going to bed, try to have some salt bath, magnesium.

For some people the number one thing in their life is they don't sleep. Look, we're on your side, and cortisol, to me, that formula that we produce that [inaudible 00:14:00] [00:14:00] I have never... And listen, like I said, I have been doing this long time, trying to help people, from melatonin, [inaudible 00:14:07] whatever. But the cortisol formula is the best, in my opinion, formula for the sleep that I would put it up against any other sleep formula.

So if you need to [inaudible 00:14:22] to help yourself and, don't be scared of magnesium, we put magnesium in it, but if you need more take more. [00:14:30] Do everything you can to get into good sleep. And there's so many causes, from hormones to... Well, insulin is a hormone, but food and...

A lot of people on the reset find they sleep a lot better.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: So metabolically, that's a big thing to...

Dr.Martin Jr: And again, you said it, but you can't downplay stress. You sent me a study this morning, dad, on the effect that people are feeling right now during this pandemic, and it's unreal. I mean, kids are feeling it... [00:15:00] I don't care, kids that are old enough to know what's going on, they're feeling stressed as well, right? I mean, it's having a terrible effect on our health.

I know people on this that they were fine going into this, and now their mental health is declining, and they're not sleeping well. I would just take more cortisol control, and I would probably do my best to turn off blue light, or get those blue light glasses, and use that at night time if you have to.

Dr.Martin Sr: These blue light glasses?

Dr.Martin Jr: [00:15:30] No, those are not the blue light one. Brandi's got a nice pair of blue light...

Brandi: I do have a pair of blue light glasses.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: I got to get those.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, I'd recommend those as well. All right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Jerry 00:15:45] would like to know the best time for taking vitamin D.

Dr.Martin Jr: It's that old saying, "Best time to plant a three was 20 years ago, the second best time is today". Is there a time of the day that's better to take it?...

[00:16:00] I read one paper on this that I found interesting, that because if the sun is typically... If you're going to get your vitamin D, typically between the hours, I think it's 11 and 1, or 11 and 2 was the best, that's when you get the most from the sun, that maybe you want to mimic that with a vitamin D. But I don't know.

People have, for a long time, taken vitamin D at all these different times, and when they go get their blood [00:16:30] test they brought their levels up. So ultimately, of their blood levels come up at a normal time, it shows that you could take it pretty much at any time.

I take mine usually mid-day, and it's not because of the sun or nothing, it's just because that's typically when I take that is mid-day because I do fast in the morning a lot of times, I take most of my supplements at lunch time, just because I take a whole whack of DHA, and you know, DHA is an omega-3 so I just kind of take that at lunch time. That's how I do it.

Dr.Martin Sr: [00:17:00] I take mine in the morning. I need an excuse to have my peanut butter.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: And peanut butter is a good way to get your vitamin D, because, not from the peanut butter, but because of the fat.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: And vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: It doesn't matter Jerry, it really doesn't. Just make sure you take it, because that really matters.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. All right Brandi.

Brandi: [Monique 00:17:27] would like to know: When it comes to eating meat, [00:17:30] is it healthier when rare, medium, or well cooked.

Dr.Martin Jr: Well, a lot of that is preference. What we would say is you don't want to burn it, you don't want to eat burned food, there are studies showing that that is unhealthy, that's not good for you.

I personally think that an overcooked stake is just a crime against humanity, but that's just my opinion.

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:17:53] preference.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, it's just preference for sure. Yeah, it would definitely be preference. [00:18:00] Just don't burn it, for sure.

There are people who would say a few different things, but I haven't read anything of any consequences about that, just don't eat that...

Dr.Martin Sr: Yes, eat your steak.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, that's right. Okay, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Tryna 00:18:20] would like to know: Besides a proper diet, is there another supplement to prevent cysts?

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, so it depends on the cyst, right? [00:18:30] There are a lot of different kind of cysts. There are what they call ganglionic cysts that people find in their wrists or their abdominal muscles or stuff like that. And there's sebaceous cysts that you find usually on the skull, head area.

Then there are internal cysts, right? I'm going to assume that she's talking about a body internal cyst; two things that make things grow on your body: Insulin and estrogen.

You can control, [00:19:00] to a certain extent, the growth of a lot of things by making sure your insulin is good, and making sure your estrogen is properly balanced.

So for a lot of those things, we would recommend our hormonal support, because there's things in there that it's sole purpose is to help you regulate imbalanced estrogen metabolism, and then control your insulin.

So for that we would usually have people eat a certain way to control their insulin. We like our insulin balance formula a lot. And then we would definitely help them with their estrogen as well.

So yeah, [00:19:30] there are things, for sure, that you can do for that. I don't know if you have anything else to add to that that? Okay.

Brandi: [Lucy 00:19:39] would like to know: IF you take insulin for type two diabetes, and you're doing the reset, how does insulin affect your reset?

Dr.Martin Jr: Well, one of the things we tell diabetics is, because there are literally eating the best way you can on the planet to bring your diabetes under control, you should be well aware of when you're taking [00:20:00] insulin, because you're not going to need as much of it as time goes on. So that something you have to pay attention to, diabetics, we usually tell them to keep checking their blood sugar levels, make sure that everything is good that way.

It's the same with fasting; when you start to lose weight, when you start to get metabolically healthy, and you start to correct insulin resistance, if you're taking external insulin, in any way, you have to be on top of that, because [00:20:30] your insulin requirements. And there are thousands of people that have been through our clinic online and everything, that they significantly ended up having to stop insulin through their doctor because of the way that they have corrected their problem by eating.

You got to remember this, and we wrote about this a couple of years ago. Research is crystal clear on this: If you get on the insulin [00:21:00] train, if you start taking insulin, you get on that train, we know how that ends. That doesn't end well for anybody. It ends up with; you lose a limb, you lose your eyesight, you can end up with heart disease, and you end up dead.

So if you're on insulin, the goal is if you end up getting on insulin you want to do whatever you can dietary to fix that so you can get off it, because if you're on it, diabetes is then a progressively dangerous disease, it just gets worse and worse. [00:21:30] We know that.

So that's why we talk about this metabolic storm so much, it's because we want people to correct the problem so they can reduce the amount of insulin or even get off it eventually so that they don't need it, because again, the research is crystal clear on that. Once you're on the insulin train, the station is not a happy station, it doesn't end well for anybody.

So that's what we would tell people with that. I don't know if you have anything else you want to add to that, dad?

Dr.Martin Sr: That's absolutely... Just be careful.

[00:22:00] For some people they get on, they start the metabolic change, and almost immediately they realize they're doing really well.

But even as you said, Tony Jr. Last week I think it was. Remember, even if you are into remission, you're never cured of diabetes in that sense, we don't talk about a cure, we talk about putting you into remission. And for a vast [00:22:30] majority of people that try to reset, they were diabetics, they went into remission, didn't even need medication. But maybe some still did, so what? You're going to be a to better. But like you say, just understand that when they created diabetic medication, and you know, insulin saved as lot of people's lives, temporarily.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: Because like you say, if you're on that train, man, you're in trouble. [00:23:00] The idea with it is to be very careful so that you can monitor just how much insulin you need, or Metformin or whatever else you might be on.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, and you still mean... And that's the thing, right? You still may need insulin, that's the first thing.

And the second that you have to understand is: Type two diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance.

High blood sugar [00:23:30] is a symptom, which is why a person taking insulin... Because if it was truly a disease of high blood sugar, the cure then would be taking insulin to lower it, but that's not the case, because you keep on having to do it over and over again.

High blood sugar levels is just a symptom of what's really going on. So that's why you have to correct the underlying true cause, which is really a problem with insulin. So you want to fix as much [00:24:00] as you can. And some diabetics, they will always need a little bit of insulin after, the idea is you want to bring down the amount if you can. But a lot of people, they feel so much better after and they go see their doctor and they don't insulin anymore, right?

So that's what we would definitely recommend. All right Brandi, go ahead.

Brandi: [Loraine 00:24:22] would like to know: Is keto still good if you're on the candida cleanse?

Dr.Martin Jr: Oh yeah, for sure. Yeah. Because you're not feeding, [00:24:30] you're not providing the source of energy that these things need to live, you're starving them out first of all. So yes, absolutely, in fact, that would probably be one of the best ways to eat if you truly want to eat a certain way.

The initial diet that came up for candida, and I was big for a while, was like low sugar and stuff like that. However, we know that certain things break down into sugar very [00:25:00] quickly in the body, so it doesn't really matter. If you're consuming sugar, or you're consuming something that we call 'soon to be sugar', a lot of carbs are soon to be sugars, that doesn't matter to the junk that's in there, right? So yeah, that's a good way to eat, for sure. All right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Lorissa 00:25:18] would like to know if it's safe for a 10 month old and a two and a half year old to do the reset? They're dealing with some food sensitivities and allergies, so she's hoping it will help with [00:25:30] inflammation.

Dr.Martin Jr: Well, here's the thing, a 10 month old that's breastfeeding is the very definition of a metabolic reset, right? So if the baby is being breast fed, and then there's some food sensitivity stuff, then that's coming from the mother and that's a big problem that happens very much so.

So the mother is eating a food that's bothering her, it's affecting the baby, the mother needs probiotics, needs to fix a leaky gut, needs to identify the food, [00:26:00] needs to do that kind of stuff no question.

Brandi: Sorry to interrupt, she is nursing and she is taking probiotic for the baby.

Dr.Martin Jr: So that's the...

Dr.Martin Sr:  [inaudible 00:26:10] Brandy? Is the question "Can a mom do a reset with the baby being 10 months old?", was that the question?

Brandi: No, the question is that: Can her kids also do the reset?

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:26:22] 10 month old, right?

Brandi: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: But the other child... Oh look, again.

Dr.Martin Jr: I would identify [00:26:30] what's... Cut down the crabs in that. A lot of kids eat very high carb diets, right? They eat crackers and kraft dinner, and you know, macaroni cheese if you're in the U.S. That's what they eat. So you got to cut that stuff down.

Kids don't get enough protein, you increase the protein and then you got to identify. Most kids, I'm telling you, it's not hard, it's dairy first for most kids, eggs is another big one, [00:27:00] and then they have a hard time digesting various versions of wheat. Those are the three big ones.

Most kids that have constantly running noses, or constantly having black eyes underneath, they look like they, you know, raccoon eyes. Or kids that just aren't healthy, or kids that are asmatic, a lot of times they have problems with dairy, first and foremost, and then eggs is another big one, especially if they have digestive symptoms, [00:27:30] that's a big one.

But yeah, for a 10 month old breast feeding, technically that is the very definition of a metabolic reset. And it's the mother, and the mother might have food sensitivity, I would go down that same list.

And for the other one... How old is the other one?

Brandi: Two and a half.

Dr.Martin Jr: I would just, again, there's no need to go that strict at that age, there's no need for it. Because they're not metabolically damaged at that age.

I would eliminate the obvious sugars, [00:28:00] I would eliminate the obvious junk, I would get rid of the crappy carbs, the crappy vegetable oils.

Man, I will tell you, kids eat a lot of vegetable oil, because a lot of the package food they eat is loaded with that stuff, so that's where i would start.

There's no need to go that strict. If they got food sensitivities, go down the list of the most common ones, eliminate the junk.

Dr.Martin Sr: Be doctor mom.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: And mom's no best, and then, secondly, always remember, [00:28:30] a food sensitivity is never first, it's the gut.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: So probiotics, you take them, the reset because you need them, and baby is going to get them through you, and the two year old, start him on probiotics. If they've got any kind of issues at all... I would have them on probiotics anyways, but the broad spectrum probiotic, I'm telling you, if you got food [00:29:00] in sensitivities, you got leaky gut, it's as simple as that, you always so. So you got to fix that, and then eliminate, do the elimination diet, be doctor mom.

Dr.Martin Jr: And I will tell you, I will share this story of my son, when we were living in the U.S. and I was still in school.

When my son was born, when he was around two year sold, three years old, he had a lot of breathing issues. Lots.

And I will tell you, I was thinking he was going to be a lifelong asmatic. And [00:29:30] he had this problems, had to go get oxygen, and all this kind of things. And then, as I was in school, and I remember talking with my dad, I was like, "I'm going to get him off of all dairy", and he has never wheezed once since. Not even a wheeze since. And for a while, it was like "Man, this kid is going to grow up on all these things", but he has never, he just, he could not talk.

And it makes sense, because it comes from me, and I got terrible digestive system, that again, thankfully for probiotic and enzymes and our IBS formula [00:30:00] that's very good, but I mean, I still have to be on top of it all the time.

And I think of my son the same thing, he inherited some of the stuff. My son can eat some eggs but not all the time, and my daughter can't, she can't have eggs. She just can't have eggs. So you just have to figure this things out.

And that is so much more common today, right? It's so much more common.

All right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Christen 00:30:26] would like to know: Does it matter what your macros are [00:30:30] when eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.

Dr.Martin Jr: No. That's a good question, because a lot of people... When they're asking macros, just for those who aren't familiar, what they're doing is there's certain number of grams of protein, certain amount of grams of fat, and a certain amount of grams of carb.

If you're eating low-carb by definition, our definition of low-carb is different than the studies. It's so funny, because you'll read study that says "low-carb diet", and it didn't work, and you look at the parameters of the [00:31:00] study and it's like, "uh, that's not a low-carb diet", you can't consider 230 of carbs are a low carb diet.

And then, the carbs they were eating were loaded... or they'll say a high fat diet was unhealthy, and then you look at the thing, they're eating a lot of carbs and vegetable oils, it's like, it's just a bad study.

So, low-carb, for a lot of people, is under 100 grams of carbs a day. Keto is under 50, and for some under 30. And metabolic reset is pretty much a 0 carb [00:31:30] diet, right? So that's just pretty much how it works.

But no, I wouldn't worry about macros, if you're in ketosis, then your macros are in line anyways.

And if you're trying to lose weight, then I would bring the fat down and bring the protein up. That's what I would do, if you're trying to lose weight on keto, then I wouldn't consume a ton of those fat bombs, and I would reduce the amount of fat. Not that fat is bad for you in any way, it's just that's a ton of energy.

Just [00:32:00] play around that way, but I wouldn't hit a certain number. Just make sure to get enough protein, first and foremost. Always make sure you're getting enough protein.

All right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: When cleansing of the liver on the reset, what are your thoughts on using a castor oil pack?

Dr.Martin Sr: I'm not big on it.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: Look, castor oil is not bad oil, it's good oil. The only issue is nothing [00:32:30] is going to affect your liver like that diet. You've got to empty the liver out with the glycogen, take it out of there.

There was a study yesterday that came out on kids and fatty liver with children, unbelievable study. It's so shocking that, I mean, the future of these kids, forget COVID and anything else, I will tell you, if we don't turn this ship around on metabolic syndrome and fixing the liver...

[00:33:00] Castor oil... I said it this morning on our live, you cannot out-supplement a bad diet, you can't... The new study on vitamin D this morning is that the reason that people can't get their vitamin D levels up, even if they are taking a supplement or getting in the sun, and Tony Jr. Talked about this a lot, a lot of people don't ever get enough... Even [00:33:30] people that were surfers weren't getting up it, but if their diet's no good, you're not even going to get your vitamin D levels up.

So, again, with the castor oil. If you want to use it as [inaudible 00:33:44] with your liver, no problem. If you're going to do the reset and clean out your liver and be low-carb, you'll help your liver big time, I got that, no problem.

You want to use like milk thistle, I like milk thistle [00:34:00] for the liver, but it doesn't outdo a bad diet. So just remember that, you have got to fix the diet, it has to be primary, that's the way I look at it.

Dr.Martin Jr: And intermittent fasting is a great liver cleanse.

Dr.Martin Sr: You bet.

Dr.Martin Jr: A great liver cleanse.

I would do those kind of things as well.

All right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Shauna 00:34:23] says: My husband and I are on day four of the reset, he is experiencing a lot of fatigue [00:34:30] that I'm not. We're taking magnesium, B12 and probiotics. Is there something else we're missing? Or is this fatigue a part of his detox.

Dr.Martin Jr: Oh, yeah, it's not even a part of his detox, it's just that his engine is switching from a carb primarily to fat, and for that transition, for some people, it's very difficult. They just feel lethargic, they feel weak. Yeah, you have to push through that.

[00:35:00] You could try eating some more fat, you could try to do those kind of things to try to help with that. Maybe even a little bit of MCT oil, stuff like that that might help. That's a common thing for some people.

Dr.Martin Sr: %40, %50 percent that...

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. Especially D4, D5, that's right in that sweet spot.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Jr: That's that sweet spot when they burn through their carb reserves, they take in the glycogen out of their muscles, [00:35:30] and they're burning through their liver, stuff like that.

Then also the body is trying to switch over to ketones. They got to push through that.

I wouldn't schedule... If I was going like that, I wouldn't schedule a ton of high activities day four to day seven, basically. So you push through that.

Go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Devora 00:35:52] would like to know: How many grams of protein a day do women over 60 need.

Dr.Martin Jr: More than they're getting.


Dr.Martin Sr: More than [00:36:00] they're getting, generally speaking.

Again, protein requirements, there's a few factors that go into that, right? How much does the person weight? How much muscle mass do they have? But generally speaking, 120 grams plus or minus 30, depending on the person. But we don't necessarily say, "Hit 150 grams everyday", I just would make sure when [00:36:30] you're eating always consume some protein, when your eating, right? Always make sure, but yeah, most women, statistically, just don't get enough protein.

And as you age you tend to get less and you need it more. You need those amino acids more. So yeah.

[inaudible 00:36:47]

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, definitely...

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:36:49] I haven't met a woman, I mean it, that "Oh, I know what your problem is, you're eating too much protein".

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, no.

Dr.Martin Sr: I've never seen it in all my years of practice, never seen it [00:37:00] once. [inaudible 00:37:01] cut down enough protein and you'll feel better.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, no.

[inaudible 00:37:06]

Dr.Martin Jr: Now, on the flip side, body builders and that, they consume a ton of protein, I think that also is unnecessary, I think they go so far the other way.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Jr: If you focus in... You want to get if you are eating a meal, you want to make sure you're getting 20 grams plus of protein with that meal, just to make sure you're going to get enough.

Otherwise, [00:37:30] it takes it... Again, a lot women don't... their hair is falling out or thinning, and it's like iron. Protein is a big cause of that as well right? Protein is a big cause of that.

All right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Terry 00:37:40] says: "I'm on the reset and fasting" she's in her second week, "Two meals a day, I've been getting light headed and increased heart rate while working, and I'm using Himalayan salt and drinking 6 to 10 bottles of water a day".

Dr.Martin Jr: Yes.

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:37:56] Let's see, is she at on the reset again brandy? Where is she at?

Brandi: [inaudible 00:37:59] week.

Dr.Martin Sr: [00:38:00] Okay, well, her body is adjusting, Tony said it, four to seven. Those days are important, and for some people, if you're getting a little light-headed you might not be eating quite enough.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, you're not getting enough food.

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:38:14] Because a lot of people, the problem [inaudible 00:38:17]. I just want to answer this, because a lot of people do the reset only for weigh loss. And I get that, I mean, for especially women, their number one goal is [00:38:30] weight loss. But the metabolic reset is literally changing your metabolism, it will fix your metabolic syndrome.

So your body is making a huge adjustment, we talked about that earlier, and then secondly, find out for you. If this is lasting... You go through a day of this or a day and half, and you know, you're sort of a little bit light headed because your body is making that shift, but if you continue [00:39:00] to feel that and your heart rate is up, you're probably not eating enough. And so have a little bit more fat.

Dr.Martin Jr: It might be dehydration as well, because when you're fasting, carbs are like sponges too, yeah.

[crosstalk 00:39:17]

Dr.Martin Jr: So it might not be enough water, enough food, for sure.

All right Brandi.

Brandi: "Is it all right to add lemon or lime to your water? Or is it best to drink it plain".

Dr.Martin Sr: That's for [00:39:30] you.

Dr.Martin Jr: If it helps you start to drink more water then for sure, yeah. No problem with that, a lot of people drink the infused water, right? Which is good, yeah.

Go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Jan 00:39:47] would like to know: Does cortisol control repair the adrenals, and at some point we will not need to take it?

Dr.Martin Jr: Well, that's a good question, because, again, the idea of the cortisol control is to control cortisol. [00:40:00] If a person lives a high stress lifestyle... The problem with the adrenals is very simple, is it is constantly under it's over used, because we're constantly under stress.

It's not like the body can necessarily determine the different types of stress. The body interprets a lot of things as stress.

[00:40:30] And again, if that cause that led to the problems is still there, then you can get the adrenals working better and everything, but if the cause is still there you're going to have issues, that's how it is.

The idea of cortisol control is we know you're going to secrete cortisol; is to help balance it better, there's a few other things also, but... A lot of people take [00:41:00] cortisol control and once their issue is fixed they don't need to take it anymore and they don't take it anymore.

But if a person is stressed or if a person is a high stress, or if a person has various things going on then they may need to take it for a little bit longer.

I take it everyday just because we live in a stressful world, right? I just feel better when I do it, and I sleep better when I do it.

I don't know if you have anything else to add to that dad?

Dr.Martin Sr: I think we've answered it.

Dr.Martin Jr: Okay. Go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Deb 00:41:29] [00:41:30] says: Our doctor told my husband his vitamin D is too high, is that a thing?

Dr.Martin Jr: It possible.

Dr.Martin Sr: It's possible, yeah. I mean, what does that mean, though, because... What does that even mean in a sense, because too high... There's an optimal level, then there's a level that they would say your levels are good, which are too low in our opinion. And then there's chronically low, and then there's the rare case where it might be [00:42:00] too high, but I have yet to see many cases of that.

I would like to know what the numbers are first before. Because a doctor may look at it and say, "Ah, it's too high", but it might be exactly where a lot of functional healthcare practitioners would say that's where we want your vitamin D levels, because...

Dr.Martin Jr: What do you recommend blood levels, roughly.

Dr.Martin Sr: Well, in the United States I would like it to be closer to a hundred. And [00:42:30] in Canada I would like it between 150 and 200. And if it's any lower than that on either one of those blood tests, they're not in optimize level, and vitamin D is better when you optimize it.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: Who asked the question Brandi?

Brandi: I don't think there was a...

Dr.Martin Sr: Okay, and if no-name, look, if you want [crosstalk 00:42:57]... What's that?

Brandi: Her name is Deb.

Dr.Martin Sr: [00:43:00] Yeah, Deb, if you can get me that number I will tell you in five seconds, if it's too high.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: Listen, doctor, I get it, because doctors, they don't particularly care about vitamin D, as a matter of fact, you almost have to drill their teeth without anesthetic to get them to even test vitamin D, because they don't see it as being essential.

I mean, they're stuck 50 years ago-

Dr.Martin Jr: Which is crazy.

Dr.Martin Sr: -[inaudible 00:43:23] for bones, and that's all they could think of.

So they think vitamin D is dangerous, because [00:43:30] somebody told them that vitamin D is dangerous, they don't want to get it high, but it's not like the waiting rooms are full of people, at the emergency department, "Oh! You know why you're here? You vitamin D is too high!".

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: That doesn't happen. So to me it's a red herring that's not true. If you want to know for sure... Because maybe they are [inaudible 00:43:53]

Dr.Martin Jr: [inaudible 00:43:53] that rare case.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah, you might be a one 50 in the United States, [inaudible 00:43:58] "that's too high, stop taking it". [00:44:00] But I... Like Tony Jr. Said, man, we never see it.

Dr.Martin Jr: No, and some people might be. Yeah, and again, I mean listen, if something could be low, something could be high, right? No matter what.

So if something... If %90 percent of people are low, then is it possible that %2 to %3 percent of the population has it too high? Yeah, that's possible.

And then just adjust accordingly, right? It's never a bad [00:44:30] thing to go on the sun. If i had high levels, I just wouldn't take vitamin D supplement, but I definitely would still be going in the sun, I wouldn't avoid the sun. So to me...

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:44:40] solar panel.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, that's what I mean, I wouldn't so... It depends, if I got my blood levels checked and they're lie, "Oh, it's way high", I wouldn't supplement, but I would still be outside enjoying the sun, no question. That's just me. That's just myself.

All right, go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Tryna 00:45:00] [00:45:00] is asking: If you eat too much protein, does it turn into carbs?

Dr.Martin Jr: No, no.

Dr.Martin Sr: They'll turn into sugar.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. Everything does.

Dr.Martin Sr: I mean, if you have... if your body needs sugar, just show you how little sugar you need. Because what is it Tony, you'll empty your blood five liters on average? People have about five liters of blood? You get what, a half a teaspoon of sugar in [inaudible 00:45:26].

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, quarter to a half a teaspoon is sugar in your blood.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah, I mean, your body doesn't need sugar, [00:45:30] your body so tightly controls sugar. Everything in you body, it wants to keep it right here, it will do everything it can.

So if... Let's say you needed some sugar, your body will take [inaudible 00:45:45] and turn it into sugar.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, and everything is broken down into it.

Dr.Martin Sr:  [inaudible 00:45:51] distraction. I tell people, quit worrying abut that, it will never happen.

Dr.Martin Jr:   Now, the good thing is, they've done a lot of protein overfeeding [00:46:00] studies where they've overfed protein. And metabolically, it doesn't cause high insulin, it doesn't cause all those kinds of issues, so I wouldn't worry about that. And they've gone... And this overfeeding studies were fairly high consumption of protein for a fairly long time, and it's not hard in the kidneys, it doesn't cause blood sugar issues, it just doesn't do it.

Go ahead Brandi.

Brandi: [Lucy 00:46:29] [00:46:30] is having a hard time digesting cheese, she's taking the digestive enzymes. She's wondering what is the minimal amount of cheese that she needs per day.

Dr.Martin Jr: Zero. Zero. If you can't digest it, don't eat it. There's no minimal amount. No. Don't eat it. One thing is your body will tell you what's good for it and what isn't. So there's no minimal amount of cheese that you should be eating.

For me, it's zero. I don't eat cheese, I don't eat it because it doesn't do well with me [00:47:00] at all in any way.

So I don't eat it, I can get the stuff in cheese form other things as well, I don't need to get cheese, so there's no amount of cheese that you need to eat.

And it's important to understand that. When we talk about the metabolic reset, if you can't have cheese, don't eat cheese. There's no minimal amount, don't force yourself to do it because you're going to create an inflammation response in your gut, you're going to cause an increase permeability, meaning you're going to cause leaky gut syndrome, you're going to cause all this things.

You don't want to do [00:47:30] that, don't eat foods that you can't digest, just don't do it.

All right, a few more questions Brandi.

Brandi: "My husband is diabetic but doesn't need insulin, why is that?".

Dr.Martin Jr: Well, because he's not so far down the road, which is good. Remember what we said: Really there's very few people that need insulin if they eat right.

I mean, they're very [inaudible 00:47:55].

So, because, the answer is food. [00:48:00] Look, I'm not talking about type one diabetes, I'm talking about adult type two diabetes.

The vast majority of people in North America are already diabetic, they just don't know it, nobody gave them the diagnosis. But as Dr. [Kraft 00:48:17] used to say, "You're already there man". If you got trouble, if you're a carboholic, you're probably already a diabetic, so quit fooling yourself.

[00:48:30] If you don't need insulin, good for you.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah, that's a good...

[crosstalk 00:48:32] you will never need insulin.

Dr.Martin Jr: No. Fix the problem now, [inaudible 00:48:37] that's good. You caught it at a time when you can do it without having to take insulin, which is always a good thing.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah, because even the medications, okay? Even insulin, you know? God bless the pharmaceutical companies, that they came up with insulin. I mean it! You know? But, Metformin, any of those medications, they got lots [00:49:00] of side effects, lots of side effects.

So if you don't need it, great. Because it's not even the fix.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: It's just management, it's never the fix.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

All right Brandi, a couple more and then we...

Brandi: [Lucy 00:49:19] says: I have horizontal lines on my nails and on one thumb some are black. What am I lacking?

I got [inaudible 00:49:26] I was in [00:49:30] the [inaudible 00:49:31].

Dr.Martin Jr: The nails and the hair are great biomarkers, and the skin, are great biomarkers, they kind of can give you an indication that something is going on.

When it comes in nail health, a lot of times those kind of things can indicate a lack of like hydrochloric acid, or a lack of enzymes in the digestive system. And that nails require a lot of difficult things to get from food, unless you're breaking it down properly, so it could definitely be that, it could be a sign of [00:50:00] iron deficiency as well, it could be a lack of amino acids.

That's telling you something. For sure, I would start with enzymes and I would make sure I am getting more amino acids so I would eat more steak. I would definitely do.

Dr.Martin Sr: Amount of protein too.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: Because of the digestive enzymes, like [inaudible 00:50:20]

Dr.Martin Jr: Yes.

Dr.Martin Sr: Tony Jr. Was saying, right? You might be eating it, but you're not breaking it down properly.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: And this is why we love... I look at nails and usually, " [00:50:30] Uh, you don't have enough acidity in your stomach, and you're not producing enough enzymes".

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah.

All right, Brandi, last question.

Brandi: [Anna 00:50:40] would like to know, ezekiel bread, does it raise your sugars the same as regular breads?

Dr.Martin Jr: No, not quite, but just about.

Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah.

Don't fool yourself, there's only much 16 grams I think, or 15 or 16. I mean, it's because they cut the slice of bread like this thin. [00:51:00] And then they tell you, "Well, it's low-carb", it's not really low-carb, but look, I'm not against ezekiel bread, I'm not at all. [inaudible 00:51:08]

Dr.Martin Jr: It's a definitely [inaudible 00:51:09]... It's the lesser of two evils, there's no question.

[inaudible 00:51:13] bread, it's [inaudible 00:51:15]

[inaudible 00:51:15]

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:51:16], it's less carbohydrate.

Dr.Martin Jr: Easier to digest for people, right? For some people it's much easier to digest, so yeah.

Dr.Martin Sr: Don't live on it.

Dr.Martin Jr: No, if you're diabetic it's still going to cause issues. [00:51:30] Yeah, it still causes issues because it will need to... It breaks down and does... It still breaks down faster.

Dr.Martin Sr: It's better [inaudible 00:51:41].

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, it's a better choice.

Dr.Martin Sr: You know what [inaudible 00:51:42] said to me the other day? "Ezekiel bread tastes like cardboard".

I was laughing, I said, "Well, if you put a lot of peanut butter on it, it will help.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, it's a peanut butter delivery system.

All right, well, again, everyone... A lot [00:52:00] of people on here, we really appreciate the time you spend with us, and the questions are great, we have fun answering them.

Tomorrow, I think, dad, you're going to go live again and answer some questions.

We will be back again next week, we like doing this.

Dr.Martin Sr: [inaudible 00:52:14] he tells me what to do.

Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, yeah.

So we like doing this, we have fun doing this, we will do it again next week, this time might be a little bit better time, we'll see.

But anyways, everyone thanks for joining us, it was awesome, and have a great day.

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