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Dr. Martin: Good morning, everyone. We're going to talk this morning about your mitochondria, okay? How do you have very good mitochondria health? What [00:00:30] is your mitochondria? Mitochondria are your little battery packs within your cells. Every cell in your body has a mitochondrion. You've got billions, probably trillions of cells, and they contain a battery pack called your mitochondria. Now, those are your mitochondria, your battery packs. And they release a fuel. You know what that fuel is called? ATP. [00:01:00] The fuel is called ATP. Now, I want to talk to you today about some basics of your mitochondria. What do you do? Now, listen, if your mitochondria are not releasing the proper ATP, the number one sign of your mitochondria not burning the right fuel, ATP, is fatigue.
Now, I don't mean the night before last, not last night, but the night before, I didn't sleep [00:01:30] as well as I usually do. We'll talk about sleep in a minute. But just one of those nights, I didn't sleep very well or whatever. Guess what? Yesterday I was dragging my butt most of the day. I'm not talking about that as being a sign of your mitochondria dysfunction. A true sign of your mitochondria dysfunction is when you're generally fatigued. You're tired. Do [00:02:00] you know that the number one reason that people go see their family doctors and the number one complaint, doc, I'm tired. You only have to go to medical school for a day because you start to ... Well, fatigue is a very generalized symptom. It's a symptom. Chronic fatigue syndrome, the modern woman's curse. That was a big seller for me, way back. [00:02:30] And then I turned this book here, I wrote in French, [foreign language 00:02:34]. Those are big French words.
But this became a big seller in Quebec. And this was a number one seller here in Canada years ago. I went all over North America with that. As a matter of fact, I did some seminars even in Europe with that book, because I had done a study in that [00:03:00] book on, with pine bark extract. And I actually did a fair amount of traveling to talk about that small study that I had done. Anyway, I want to say this about this chronic fatigue syndrome was a new phenomenon. If you go back 25 or more than that, 30 years ago, 35 years ago, it was almost like an epidemic. And they didn't know ... they called it the yuppie flu and whatever. But all I'm saying [00:03:30] is, the number one complaint for, and it was mostly women, was exhaustion. They were exhausted.
And fibromyalgia, my theory back then is that fibromyalgia was an autoimmune. Your body was turning on itself. And one of the biggest signs, not only pain that would not go away, was fatigue, was exhaustion. And what I was seeing back then, I mean, this [00:04:00] is way back. What I was seeing is what was happening to these people was your battery pack. Their mitochondria were no longer releasing the ... They were releasing ATP, energy, fuel, but it was bad fuel. And when you get a fatigue ... and listen, you know what I mean by that? You're exhausted. If you're there, [00:04:30] I have good news for you today. If you're exhausted, always tired. You wake up in the morning tired. You get out of bed, give me two minutes to get my cobwebs out and brush my teeth and then get me ... Well, I have a bottle of water first. And I want to talk to you about that, because that's one of the things you can do for your mitochondria. I'm going to talk about that in a minute.
I have a [00:05:00] bottle of water and then I have a cup of coffee. Because if I don't have my coffee, I'm not a happy puppy. But by the time I hit the bottle of water, I'm fine. I got lots of energy. That's me. That's generally ... I'm very thankful for that. Because I treated thousands, tens of thousands of patients over the years that were just the opposite of that. They were exhausted. And when you get exhausted, [00:05:30] of course, there can be reasons. It could be the thyroid, it could be the adrenals, it could be whatever. But what I am bringing you to is the cellular level. What happens at the cellular level? Because this is very important. If you don't fix that, the cells, and change the ATP, change the fuel coming out of cells, you're not going to get better.
And again, this [00:06:00] is a little bit of negativity, but the vast majority of physicians of any kind, they're not into your mitochondria, and they should be. They're into symptoms. Fatigue. Are you anemic? Is it your thyroid? Do you have cancer? Blah, blah, blah. But a lot of people, once they eliminate most of those tests and they're within normal limits and still they're exhausted, you [00:06:30] have to dig deeper. And it is usually the mitochondria that are affected. So your mitochondria are your little battery packs. Makes sense, doesn't it? And every cell in your body has them. So today what I want to do is talk to you about, how do you regenerate your mitochondria? Because your body is unbelievable. It has the capacity, and I don't care how old you are. It's not age. [00:07:00] Of course, if you're older, it's always slower. But it's amazing how you regenerate.
And the first thing we're going to talk about is what I always talk about, and that is food. So for your mitochondria, you have positive and you have negative. You must start with food, because if you don't start with the diet, you're not going to get at the root problem. [00:07:30] Because remember, your mitochondria are battery packs and they run on fuel. They run on the fuel you give them, and it's so important that you understand that. And the fuel that they will release has everything to do, primarily, with what you feed yourself. So negative, I'm telling you, every day I am going to repeat. So when I talk to you tomorrow, I'm going to tell you what's negative. What's [00:08:00] negative food? Sugar, sugar, and crappy carbohydrates. Bread, pasta, rice, cereals, sugars, sweets, pastries, bagels. And guess what I had this morning, I had a muffin. But it was my wife's home made muffin. Much better for you.
I don't have that very often, but you know what? I could live on muffins, I love muffins. But these were homemade and no sugar. [00:08:30] So anyway, all I'm saying is, the fuel from the negative sense, you must, and especially if you're exhausted, please don't fool yourself. You have to eliminate sugar. Sugar is a negative fuel for your mitochondria. I talked about this 30 years ago, get rid of sugar in your life. If you're exhausted, you're just giving [00:09:00] your mitochondria the wrong fuel. So on the negative side, crappy carbohydrates, which will be sugar in five seconds, by the way. So when you have bread, just understand, just look at it as a lump of sugar. Well, more than one lump of sugar. And for people, for example, if you're exhausted, don't ever have a banana, because that's six lumps of sugar.
Dr. Martin, I need my potassium. No, you don't. Potassium's [00:09:30] not your problem. Find it from another source, because there's nothing that will affect your mitochondria in a negative way like sugar. Even good sugar. Your mitochondria are not screaming for sugar. They'll take it if that's what you're giving it. And most kids today, they live on that stuff, up to 200 pounds. They don't even see it because they don't know how to read a label and they don't ... nobody has told them. That's not [00:10:00] a balanced diet you need, it's a very unbalanced diet you need. So mitochondria health primarily relies on food you're eating. On the negative side are the crappy carbohydrate sugars, and on the positive side, the fuel that your mitochondria love the most is fat.
Well, that's what it wants to burn. It wants to burn fat. That is like, I've used this [00:10:30] expression before, go to the airport and watch the fuel trucks that come up and fill up those jets. They're not using the fuel that you put into your car. It's not the same. It's jet fuel. And when you eat eggs, meat and cheese, you're giving your body jet fuel, 99% octane. Very important if you want to regenerate those battery packs. [00:11:00] And remember, the sign that your battery packs have been damaged is fatigue. It's the sign. It's exhaustion. You need to change fuels, because you see, you need amino acids. You have, in the animal kingdom, eight essential amino acids. They're not found in the plant kingdom. And those are primarily for your mitochondria.
So you need vitamin S, [00:11:30] steak. There is not a better fuel in the world than vitamin S in terms of food. It's number one. Okay, liver. I put liver up there, but I don't like liver. I'm sorry. I wish I liked liver, but I don't. I like steak. So steak and liver are right here. All the amino acids, all of them are in vitamin S. Salmon hamburger, [00:12:00] roast meat, salmon fish. But number one is vitamin S, steak. There's nothing like it. And make sure you eat the fat. Don't get a lean piece of meat. What are you getting that for? Mitochondria wants fat. They burn it as rocket fuel, and it helps to regenerate your cells. At the cellular level, your little batteries start to regenerate when you eliminate and when you add. Add vitamin S, there's nothing [00:12:30] like it.
I often talk about L-Taurine. You find that in an egg and it's in steak too. It's an amino acid. It's your brain food. You got brain cells too, they have mitochondria too. So you got the food thing, and you know what? I know it goes against the grain to some extent. I understand that every day I'm told that [00:13:00] red meat is not good for you, and don't eat too much red meat. And I don't know that is a lie, a 100% lie. Well, there's nothing better for you. Bring me any food you want. To my dear, and I mean this sincerely, my dear vegetarian friends, bring me what you would say is your best food. What would it be? Broccoli, kale? What would you bring [00:13:30] me? Probably one of those things, right? Salad, right?
My vegan friends, bring me any food you want, take from your top of the line. And nutritionally, there's no comparison to that. Bring me whatever you want and a steak. There's no comparison. From B12, and your body will not work properly without B12 and neither will your mitochondria [00:14:00] work without B12. L-Carnitine, L-taurine. And you know what's a big one for your mitochondria, the big one for your mitochondria is CoQ10. You've heard of it, CoQ10. CoQ10, your body makes it. Your mitochondria make CoQ10, and CoQ10 for every cell in your body. But listen, CoQ10 is very [00:14:30] important nutrient. And you know what? If you're on a statin drug to lower your cholesterol, it destroys your CoQ10. Just watch American commercials for CoQ10.
And they'll say, oh, if you're on a statin drug, you need to take CoQ10. And that's true. That's true. And why is that very dangerous? If your CoQ10 goes down. Because it will destroy your muscle. You see, your muscle cells [00:15:00] absolutely need CoQ10 to work properly. If you're on a statin drug, it's going to damage your muscles. Oh, I wonder what your heart is. I think, Dr. Martin, that my heart is a muscle. You got it. So when you get on a statin drug, it lowers your CoQ10, and that damages your muscle, and your heart's a muscle. How do you like that? But the way to build up your CoQ10 is to eat vitamin [00:15:30] S, and that is in steak. You see why I'm so adamant? I tell people, look, I don't want your propaganda.
The other day there was someone online during the program here. And afterwards, I'm on with her and I ... all due respect. She said, "Oh, Dr. Martin, red meat is terrible for you." It's full of hormones and it's full of that. Well, look, from a nutritional standpoint, [00:16:00] there's nothing better. So don't fool yourself. Ladies, don't fool yourself. It ain't in chicken. No, chicken's all right. I didn't say it was bad for you. But it ain't vitamin S. Chicken doesn't get vitamin C. What's vitamin C? Coffee. I didn't name it. Vitamin C is not chicken. Chicken didn't make my hit parade of the vitamins. So food guys, food, food, food, and [00:16:30] especially steak. If you're exhausted, have a steak every day, a roast beef or hamburger, and leave the bun alone. There's nothing like that. There's no meat like it for your CoQ10. Your battery packs need it.
Number two, I'm only at number two and I think I had seven of them. Number two, how do you regenerate your battery packs? Exercise. Now, if you're exhausted, you don't feel like doing [00:17:00] exercise, but start with a few minutes. Even when you don't feel like it, any movement at all is going to help your mitochondria. Go for a walk, start with that. Go around the block, if that's all you can do. Movement helps your mitochondria. It really does. It helps your mitochondria regenerate. Now, if you asked me what's the best vitamin E exercise, I'm going to tell you it's short three times [00:17:30] a week, between 15 and 20 minutes. You don't have to go long, try and do some intense. And that's just ... even if you're just doing weights, do them till you're fatigued. Short, fast. I've shown you an app I like called the Gymboss.
And on it, you'll see Tabata. And you can just download it for free on your phone. I like it. It's Tabata, brought to you by the South Korean speed skating coach. [00:18:00] And he found out that he could get his athletes in the best of shape if he did Tabata. And that is, four minutes, 20 seconds intense, 10 seconds rest, eight repetitions. That takes you four minutes. It's very good. So you can do anything in those four minutes. Anything. Just do it to the extent of trying to get yourself to really pump out for 20 seconds, take a 10 second rest and then do it again or do another one. And [00:18:30] I've got a little routine. I find it very effective for me. And I know what it's doing to my mitochondria. It's regenerating. Vitamin D. You knew I was going to say that, vitamin D. Because vitamin D, your mitochondria have a little antenna. And they want vitamin D to regenerate those little battery packs.
The sun, the sun, the sun. You need the sun. Now, if you're out [00:19:00] in the sun for 20 minutes, you see, you don't have to burn in the sun. Burning is no good. You don't need that. I can go in the sun quite a bit longer because my skin has really ... I got a pretty good tan, but I don't burn guys. I'm very careful. I put a hat on and I cover up, but I try and sunbathe. When it's really nice, I try and just lay down in the sun for about 20 minutes. I'm thinking of charging my batteries [00:19:30] and everything else. My little T cells and my natural killer cells, they're all getting their battery charged up. You know when you charge your phone, you charge your phone when your phone's down, it's running on batteries too.
There's no charge like the sun to charge your battery. So get in the sun when you can. And to all my American friends, especially in the South that don't go in the sun. Us Canadians, we pay any kind [00:20:00] of money to get down there. To get in that sun. It's very important to recharge your batteries. Sleep. Oh, what a problem in our society today. 70% of the population don't get a good sleep. You need that. Your repair team comes in at night. Not only on your brain guys, because they do. You have a separate lymphatic system up in the brain. You need to regenerate that. But [00:20:30] every cell in your body needs to be swept out at night. Let the night shift come in. And they only come in if you're sleeping. Do everything you can, and don't take sleeping pills. Because it'll put your brain ... it'll sedate your brain, but it won't let your brain sleep. Did you know that?
So if you have to do that, you do that temporarily. But don't, because you're going to lose your memory. Because the repair team is not coming into your brain [00:21:00] at night. And sleep a little siesta during the day. It recharges your batteries. Dr. Martin, I can't sleep during the day. I won't sleep at night. Well, you're not sleeping at night, you better sleep ... get a power nap during the day. Turn the batteries and put them on your charger. Think of that. I often do that in my mind, you know that? I'm in the sun and I'm going, oh, I got my mitochondria charging. I plugged [00:21:30] in. I'm sleeping. I have my little nap during the day. I like that. 15, 20 minutes. I've been doing that for 50 years. I watched my dad do it. My dad would busy and practice, he'd come home. And I don't know how he did it because he had very little time, but my dad would fall asleep within five seconds.
He just had himself trained. And guess what, I trained myself. I'm gone, in the day, just [00:22:00] like that. Regenerate the brain and regenerate your battery packs within your cells. Another one, and I'll close on this, is fasting. Now, remember what the reset is. The Martin Clinic Reset. What is that? It's fasting without fasting. It is. Because when you're eating eggs, meat and cheese, it's fasting without fasting because you don't need much insulin. Hardly any [00:22:30] at all. And when you're fasting with eggs, meat and cheese, your liver is being emptied out. You see, that's one of the biggest goals in fasting. And it also helps you at the cellular level, at your mitochondrial level. Now, listen, even me, I often do intermittent fasting even with the Martin Clinic Reset, which is fasting without fasting.
If you want to add intermittent fasting, and this is a very good habit [00:23:00] if you can get into it, try and stop eating, the best one in my opinion, is try and stop eating from let's say 6 o'clock and don't eat again. Even if you don't eat again till 8 o'clock, you're into 14 hours and you did intermittent fasting. Now, if you can even go till 10 o'clock or even go to noon, it's even better. Because what happens is the repair is taking place at [00:23:30] the cellular level with your mitochondria. That's what's happening. So it's a regenerative thing. So remember, the reset, you're fasting without fasting. You're going to get the benefits of fasting. And if you can do the intermittent fasting on top of that, where you just don't eat anything from 6:00. Some people can't do it, but if you can do it, it's even better. It's even more [00:24:00] beneficial. So there you have it. The mitochondria, your battery packs. Aren't they important?
And remember the sign. Don't fool yourself. If you're fatigued, and I don't mean just one day, you are generalized fatigued, what's happening is that the mitochondria level in the cells of your body, from your muscle cells, to your bone cells, to your eye cells, to every [00:24:30] cell in your body has a little battery pack. Regenerate those batteries guys. They will regenerate, and start with food. Okay. If you get a chance, share this with your friends and family, we appreciate that. If you're not a member of the Martin Clinic, Facebook group, become a member. Join that cast of thousands that are in that private Facebook group. It's fantastic, it's tremendous. If you don't get our emails, Dr. Martin [00:25:00] junior put out a good email this morning. If you're not on that email list, then go to our website and sign up for our emails, martinclinic.com. Okay, love you guys. Talk to you tomorrow, Lord willing. God bless.
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