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Brandi: Maggie is wondering how do we get to sleep a full night?
Dr. Martin Jr.: That's common, common question. As we've [00:00:30] said before and as we've written about numerous times, that is probably one of the biggest symptoms that people experience in life is insomnia. They either can't fall asleep, they can't stay asleep, or if they do manage to sleep through the night, they wake up exhausted. That's a very common, common issue.
Now, we call that a check engine light. And so, the idea behind that is... I [00:01:00] blame my dad, who he would blame his dad, who would blame his dad, but we come from a long line of non auto mechanics. If my car doesn't start, that's where my knowledge ends. Don't know anything about cars, but we do know about the check engine light. The thing with the check engine light is, from experience, is it could be something as simple as not tightening the gas cap on your car to something very [00:01:30] serious. But, you don't know. All it is, is your check engine light comes on and it could be anything.
Well, sleep is a body's check engine light. When you have a hard time sleeping or when your energy takes a dive, those are what we call check engine lights. The thing is that can indicate a whole whack of things. Somebody who has a hard time sleeping, the first place that we always start with is cortisol. Because, if cortisol isn't doing its normal pattern, and you have elevated cortisol, and you're [00:02:00] in that fight or flight mode, it's impossible to sleep. You'll have a hard time falling asleep. You won't get restful sleep. That's always the first place that we check. Usually, for 80% of the people, once they get their cortisol under control, they sleep better. But, that's not everybody. There's that outside percentage of people that it's more than cortisol. It's other hormones in there as well. That's the first place we started.
I know, dad, you talk about this a lot sleeping. So if you want to just-
Dr. Martin Sr.: [00:02:30] Well, we mentioned, you actually hit on it, because I was talking this morning on the live about the hidden signs of anxiety, because a lot of people that have anxiety don't even know they have it. I mentioned this morning, too, that in the last about 10 years, I think, are my practice really changed. It was incredible the amount of people that suffered [00:03:00] with that cortisol and how that affected their... One of the hidden symptoms is sleep and exactly what you said. What it does is it often plays with your blood sugar in the middle of the night and you're wide awake, and then your brain won't turn off. And so, how do you fix it?
Is it Maggie that asked that question?
Dr. Martin Sr.: I mean, obviously, you want to do [00:03:30] everything you can to try and get that cortisol levels into their normal pattern. We love the Cortisol Formula, because there's nothing better on the planet, in my opinion for that. I mean, it's just been incredible, the testimonies we have. One of the things that I found in terms of sleep, too, is for some people, they've [00:04:00] got to stop eating because of insulin. Sometime they get a hidden almost like digestive issue, nausea, whatever. I tell people, look, stop eating. Try and stop eating around 5:00, 6:00, at the latest. Don't have anything going on in your digestive tract. You know what I mean? I mean, there's a lot of things, but I agree, the number one thing is cortisol, because that's the killer as far as... [00:04:30] It's the killer for sleep big time.
Dr. Martin Jr.: We always tell people, listen, there are some physical things that need to be done, a pitch black room, cooler room. People sleep better in a cooler room. Those kinds of things. Those are practical things that we have people do. And then, some people need to turn off blue light just because of it causes a phase delay in their circadian rhythm. Some people need to turn off blue lights later or use blue light glasses if they are looking at screens at nighttime, because for some people that does have an effect. So, that's the physical [00:05:00] stuff.
And then, from a nutritional standpoint, you want to keep insulin stabilized, low. And then, from a supplement point of view, cortisol, magnesium is another good one as well. That helps with that. All right. Brandi.
Brandi: Donna is wondering, are soaked sprouted nuts better than raw?
Dr. Martin Jr.: Soaked sprouted [inaudible 00:05:22]. Yeah. I mean, a lot has been written on that. A lot has been written on, does it pull away some of the stuff [00:05:30] that's in them that causes problems for people? Again, this is one of those things that it can be better, yes. But, it's one of those things, again, that it's not where I would start. I mean, it's an easy thing to do, but it's not where I would start. The short answer, yeah, it can be for sure, especially for people that have ultra sensitive digestive systems. Yeah, it can be. [00:06:00] If you're not doing it, I wouldn't honestly worry about it. I mean, like I said, I've read a lot of articles on it and the reasonings behind it. Personally, don't get too worked up about it. But yeah, I mean, the short answer would be yes.
Dr. Martin Sr.: The thing is, usually if you have to do that, you got leaky gut. You've got a problem with a leaky gut. Like Tony Jr. was saying, fix that first. I mean, if you get by soaking them and you [00:06:30] can digest them, they don't seem to bother you as much. Good for that, do it. But at the end of the day, just remember, you got a problem with leaky gut for sure.
Dr. Martin Jr.: All right, go ahead, Brandi.
Brandi: Rosa has a question about the probiotics. She's wondering, do you take all three pills together, and do you take them at night or morning? What do you recommend?
Dr. Martin Sr.: I like them first thing in the morning for me, and I like them [00:07:00] when there's not a lot of food in the stomach. I mean, they still going to work anyways, but if you take them with a meal, for example, they're going to... At the end of the day, we don't like probiotics generally to be stuck in the stomach for a long time, even though our capsules are enteric coated based to get past-
Dr. Martin Jr.: And they're soil based, so they get through the pH of the stomach.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah, soil based probiotics, so they get through the gut, the stomach, I mean. I like [00:07:30] them first thing in the morning. You can take them at night. I like the more on an empty stomach, meaning that I take them with peanut butter. That's an excuse to have peanut butter.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Our probiotics, I mean, again because they are soil based and they, they are a certain amount of pH resistance, so they don't tend to get all destroyed, or very little destroyed by the stomach. A lot of probiotics don't make it through the stomach acids. You got to be very careful how you do it. We just tell people, like my dad was saying, just [00:08:00] to... Like for me, I take all three at the same time. I'll take it like a few minutes, 10 minutes, before I eat. That's pretty much how I do it. I usually take all my supplements, lunchtime, typically, or sometimes dinner. I don't take them in the morning, because if I am fasting, I take a lot of DHA. I take a lot of DHA, so that I just don't want to take it when I'm fasting for that purpose. But yeah, I take all three at the same time.
Dr. Martin Sr.: But they work at any time.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yes. Yeah, for sure. A lot [00:08:30] of people take it before bed. All right, go ahead, Brandi.
Brandi: I have a question about the bone broth. Will a heaping teaspoon of your vanilla or chocolate bone broth break my 16-hour intermittent fast.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yes.
Dr. Martin Jr.: It will, yeah.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah, go ahead, dad.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Well, you're eating. Bone broth can be used, and I often recommend it, as a meal replacement, because it's the best protein [00:09:00] in the world. When we talk about our Dr. Martin's perfect smoothie, that's a great thing. If you're fasting, bone broth... I guess if you had it in a powder and you just took it... I don't know how you would take it. If you put it in a little capsule, it wouldn't really break your fast in that sense. [crosstalk 00:09:25].
Dr. Martin Jr.: It's got enough protein in it, probably. The thing is, you could take amino acids, which are not... [00:09:30] So, a lot of the original fasting literature, or a lot of the fasting stuff, was done in the bodybuilding world when it became popular again, especially the 16/8 method that came out. And so, a lot of people were lifting weights and then they were taking amino acids after, 10 grams of amino acids, to help kind of repair and help muscle growth, and then not eat protein after. Again, for the average person, if [00:10:00] you consume that, it's going to break your fast. That's how you would break a fast. For a lot of people, that's how they break their fast, in a sense that they'll fast in the morning, and then they'll catch up on their protein intake by breaking their fast with a bone broth drink, or smoothie, or something. And then they'll go about start eating their food. Yeah, it will break your fast. All right, go ahead, Brandi.
Brandi: Ruth would like to know what causes cracks in the corners of your lips.
Dr. Martin Jr.: [00:10:30] A couple of things. A couple of things. Again, we always talk anything around the mouth area, even on the inside of the lips or on the outside, like cankers and stuff like that a lot of times is a digestive issue. A lot of times it's a digestive issue. Anything orally, we always talk about digestive health. The lips and stuff like that, a lot of that, can be associated with digestive, so I would deal with a lot [00:11:00] of the digestive issues there as well.
Also cracks around there, it could be a good indication as well of a significant dehydration issue that's going on in somebody. It could be a digestive issue that's going on in somebody. It also could be an indication that the person is not getting enough protein, or a person's not getting enough collagen as well. There's a few things that go there.
If they're just cracks and they're not cold sores, [00:11:30] because sometimes they can look alike in a sense, if it's cold sores, then that's a whole different issue. Then, I would do stuff like lysine. I would boost the immune system. Take cortisol control, because a lot of that stuff could be stress-related as well. Stress is a big cause of that as well for those cracks. You would have to rule out a few things, but I would start with definitely digestive health, because the mouth is part of digestive health. I don't know if you have anything else in there [00:12:00] to add, dad.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Well, I love the bone broth for that. You know, we just talked about it. Bone broth, because it's so full of amino acid, it's got that collagen in it, and it's tremendous for people that are not getting enough protein in their diets. So, yeah. The other thing, too, I've found, again around the mouth too, a lot of times it's a sign that you're low in B12.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yes. [00:12:30] Yeah.
Dr. Martin Sr.: There's a vitamin for-
Dr. Martin Jr.: Like cankers and that.
Dr. Martin Sr.: ... the inner and the outside of the mouth. So, check your B12 levels.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah. And then, that could be an indication they have a problem with digestive enzymes-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Exactly.
Dr. Martin Jr.: ... [crosstalk 00:12:44] acid and all that kind of stuff.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yep.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yes. A lot of mouth things are B12. A lot of people get rid of cankers by taking a lot of B12, stuff like that. So, yeah. That's a good question. That's an interesting question. Go ahead. Brandi.
Brandi: Joel would like to know, how long does it take for the cortisol supplement [00:13:00] to work?
Dr. Martin Jr.: Again, it depends on the reason for the person taking it. People take it for such a wide variety of reasons, and it depends on... So, two things we always tell people when they say, how long does it take for something to work? It always depends on really two big factors. The first one is, is the severity of the symptoms they're presenting with. If a person has significant symptoms, they'll notice improvements. But, to see a massive difference, it can take some time.
The dietary, what's going on eating- [00:13:30] wise. Because, you can't out supplement, really, a bad diet. You can mimic, you can hide a few things. But, what's going on there? And then, what's the stress level like for this person? Because, if somebody's on cortisol, and they're doing it for stress reasons, what's their environment like? Are they still in that stress event or that what's going on? So, those three things.
For the average person that gets on cortisol, and they don't have a major hormonal issue, they're not overly [00:14:00] stress event, especially [inaudible 00:00:14:05], they usually notice a difference pretty quickly. This is the thing, I was talking to somebody, a friend, not that long ago, and they were just telling me they're having a bunch of digestive issues that came up. We were just chatting back and forth. Because I know this person, I was reminding them that they had a very stressful event in their life three years [00:14:30] ago with one of their kids and just terribly stressed and how that started the process off of destroying their stomach. That stress event led to extended cortisol releases in their body. That is always the case. So, when somebody is on Cortisol Control, that's the stuff we need to know to [inaudible 00:14:49] before they notice a difference. For average person, they do notice improvements pretty quickly. I don't know if you have anything else you want to add on that, dad.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah. Everybody's different. Generally, [00:15:00] it's been very, very quick, where there's some improvement almost immediately within the first day. People have noticed it for sleep, especially. I tell you, I just got to bring this in because we talk about sleep earlier. This has just been me, and I've been doing this for a long time. Because, usually with sleep things, like if you take melatonin [00:15:30] for example, and we talked about that, it's probably the number one supplement as far as sleep goes, but at the end of the day, it fizzes out because either your body gets used to it or doesn't have the same effect. I have never found as consistent as results with sleep, consistent, and over now a long period of time, than I have with Cortisol [00:16:00] Formula. I just have never found a formula as consistently good, and usually pretty rapid in terms of helping sleep. There's always exceptions. I mean, some people, they haven't slept in 25 years. They're just bad sleepers. I mean, you can knock them out, and you can't knock them out. I always tell people, I have never found anything [00:16:30] as good as that.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah. All right, go ahead, Brandi.
Brandi: Today's theme is cortisol. I have Jan and Theresa. They're both asking... Well, Jan's already taking cortisol, but they're both trying to figure out, is there another way to fix the adrenals and lower cortisol besides the cortisol?
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah. The first thing I would honestly do is I would recommend strongly that they go on our website and watch our adrenal video. [00:17:00] We did an hour webinar on it. We went from start to finish on how to fix that. It will educate you on what's going on and how we fix it. The short version of that would be, if you look at the adrenals, us, we don't separate for people the adrenals from the thyroid, and in women with their ovaries, in a sense with estrogen and progesterone. We don't separate them because they all play on each [00:17:30] other. If you have an adrenal issue, obviously, that's why we formulated Cortisol Control for that. But, Navitol as well. Pine bark extract is tremendous for the HPA axis, the axis that basically controls how healthy the adrenal glands are. Pine bark extract's tremendous for that, which is why we always use Navitol.
That was the thing that helped my mom. My mom, many of you are familiar with our story, when she [00:18:00] was going through all our stuff with chronic fatigue and stuff like that, her HPA axis was messed up big time. Pine bark is what turned her health around, because of the effect it has on that directly, and the effect it has on the immune system. It helps modulate the immune system, inflammation, and stuff like that.
And then, those two there. And then, if they are displaying symptoms of thyroid, then you have to address the thyroid as well. Cortisol Control and [00:18:30] pine bark extract are the two places that we would start. And then, we have our foundational stuff, probiotics, vitamin D. A lot of the people with adrenal have B12 issues. So, there's a few other things. I'd recommend definitely watching that video. But those two things is what I would definitely start with. I don't know if you have anything else you want to add to that, dad.
Dr. Martin Sr.: No. And maybe magnesium. A lot of times with the adrenals, magnesium is helpful. They're usually low in [00:19:00] magnesium. The thing I always look at... Back in my clinic days, I was always looking for deficiencies, and they just generally were very low in... They always had leaky gut. It was amazing, the gut adrenal connection. We go through that in the video. Yeah, definitely go through that. But probiotics, vitamin D, they were low in B12. They were usually low in magnesium. We like magnesium citrate, but magnesium [00:19:30] is good. Epson salt baths are good. I mean, there's a lot of things that... If you got real adrenal exhaustion, you got to fix all those things.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah.
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