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Dr. Martin: Well, good morning, everyone. We're going to do everything probiotic. So when you hear the word probiotic, you know what that is, good bacteria, and we talked yesterday as we went through [00:00:30] autism that there's a big battle. I've never seen an autistic child that didn't have leaky gut. What is leaky gut? It is when you have that little lining ... you've got two things going on in your gut. You got a lining that is so thin, it's a one little cell layer of epithelial cells. They're just little wee cells and they're the barrier between your gut and your blood, [00:01:00] and then throughout your gut and everywhere you have mucosa. Mucosa is starting to get popular, isn't it? That word, mucosa, because with COVID, they're talking about the mucosa in your mouth, your sinuses, your eyes, and this is why they're saying we need to wear a mask, because you don't want to be spreading any of these viruses through your mucosa.
But your mucosa, if you analyze [00:01:30] it, is full of bacteria. There's good guys in there and there's bad guys in there. Your good guys are your probiotic. Pro, good. They're on your side, and what I want to talk to you about is very specific this morning, but we'll go into some detail about a new study that came out on probiotics. Now, there's been a few negative studies on probiotics, but usually they're dismissed [00:02:00] pretty quickly because you just only have to study bacteria for a little bit to realize you better have a lot of good bacteria in your body, and there's a major war going on. So we talked about that in autism and the baby, either by antibiotics or even we talked about C-sections and that yesterday. So it'd be kind of interesting to look at stuff like [00:02:30] that, and this is usually what is missed in medicine, in my opinion. This is missed because it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
It is. It's hard to get thinking changed. I don't know, when I look at even this whole thing on COVID, and I pontificated about this on an earlier podcast, is that when you let infectious disease [00:03:00] doctors ... God bless them, public health official doctors, infectious disease is everything to them. It's everything, and for the first time in their history, they were able to close the world down, and what I was saying the other day is where's the rest of medicine? We talked about mental health. We talked about all this, but where is the rest of medicine, even the ones that know about the immune [00:03:30] system? Nobody's talking about that. One of your greatest defenses in your immune system is your probiotics, your friendly bacteria, and I'm going to bring out a study this morning that shows the significance of that, that the amount ... because here's a question that I got on, I think it was Monday.
I got a very good one question from someone in our [00:04:00] Martin Clinic Facebook group, and they asked a very good question. They said, "Dr. Martin, when is it time that I can stop taking probiotics? They've seemed to really help me, but can I stop taking them? Because I want to just take prebiotics," and listen, if you would've got me maybe 15 years ago, 15 years ago, if I would have been doing podcasts at the time ... now I was doing the radio at [00:04:30] the time, but not a podcast, but if you had asked me that question, I said, "Well, look, just make sure you're that a couple of times a year that you're taking probiotics, and yeah, you can get off for a period of time." You know what? The Martin Clinic did a 180. We did a one 180 about 10, 15 years ago and we now agree, and the more we know, the more we tell you this. [00:05:00] If you are going to do anything in terms of supplements, you need to take a probiotic.
You need to take a probiotic, because you're losing friendly bacteria every day. We know much more ... of course, I've always talked about the double edged sword of antibiotics, that they kill your friendly bacteria, but here's what we also know. If you're on a bad day diet, if you are eating sugar, you're feeding your [00:05:30] bad guys. Your bad guys love sugar, especially yeast. If you are consuming vegetable oils ... go in the middle aisles of your grocery store, almost every thing that's in a package, from chips to crackers to cookies. If they're in a package, they're made with vegetable oil. Now, it sounds good, vegetable oils, but they're not, and they're not vegetables. They're seed oils. [00:06:00] They're made with canola. They're made with safflower, and these are made in a lab, guys. So they're made in a lab. They weren't originally meant for ... they were cotton seed, cotton seed oils.
They were for manufacturing, but they ended up in our food system, and they were called POFAs, polyunsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated [00:06:30] fatty acids. You know what we know about those polyunsaturated fatty acids? They got a lot of ink, you know why? Like margarine, why did they get a lot of ink? Because the food industry said, "Well, this is good for you because it doesn't have bad fats." Bad fats to them were bacon, butter, steak. You see fat around a steak, get a lean ... they didn't even want you eating meat, but if you eat meat, [00:07:00] eat chicken and don't eat the skin. Well, that was brought to you by the food industry, and what we know what it does to your microbiome, your bacteria, is it disrupts your bacteria. It feeds the bad guys and kills the good guys, because we live in a crazy world. All these chemicals, they destroy friendly bacteria.
So you need to constantly replace them. Now, the question too, part [00:07:30] of it was can I just take a prebiotic? Well, a good probiotic will have prebiotics in it, FOS, Fructooligosaccharides. We add them to the probiotic, but no, because you need ... prebiotics are like fertilizer on your lawn. They feed the good bacteria. Nothing wrong with that. It's actually good for you, but you need to constantly replace these bacteria, but let me just go through this [00:08:00] study. It's incredible, because what they're saying is even better than a prebiotic or the blend of probiotics that you use. So let me give you an example. The best known probiotic is acidophilus. You've heard of that, acidophilus. So if you have a yogurt, they'll say, well, there's acidophilus in it. There ain't much, [00:08:30] you know why? Because in order for yogurt to be put on a shelf to be sold in a grocery store, it must be, it has to be pasteurized.
Well, you know what that is? That's adding heat to the yogurt at 1200 degrees. That's what pasteurization does. It's meant to kill salmonella and other things like that, and I get it. The government makes [00:09:00] them do it. Well, what's the problem with that? What's the problem with pasteurization. Well, you kill all the good bacteria. There's nothing left. So people say, "Oh doc, I'm just going to have yogurt." Yeah, don't do that, because yogurt's manmade. Why? Because they pasteurize it. If you got a cow in the backyard and you culture the milk that's coming out of the cow, that's okay. That's good for you. You're going to have a lot [00:09:30] of bacteria there. A lot of good guys, a lot of acidophilus, but acidophilus, just remember, it's one bacteria and it's the primary probiotic. It really is the primary probiotic, and acidophilus is good. Don't rely on yogurt, but acidophilus on its own, no, because I've always talked about using a broad spectrum probiotic, [00:10:00] because different strains of bacteria.
Now they're all Latin names. You know why Latin exists? To confuse you. That's why Latin exists. I remember the nuns used to tell me, you want to go to medical school? You need to know Latin. Well, why is everything in medicine in Latin? 100% true. You know why? Because they don't want you to know anything. You see, when I do these things with you guys, medicine hates [00:10:30] that. They're coming around. They're coming around. They got no choice. There's social media. So when I talk to you about acidophilus bifidus, that's in Latin. Why don't they give it a stinking English name? Acidophilus bifidus, L. reuteri, lactobacillus reuteri. Those are all Latin names. All your muscles are named in Latin. All your bones [00:11:00] are Latin. Medicine, Latin. Why? And it hasn't gotten away from it. It's etched in stone. It's to keep the masses ignorant, and today with social media and ... guys, what am I doing here this morning? Podcast, what am I doing? Education, education.
Someone says, "Oh, Dr. Martin, you're retired." I'm not retired. I just changed. I went from private practice to education, where [00:11:30] I could influence a few people a day in my office and I loved every minute of it, to now thousands and thousands every day on social media. This is why I'm doing it. I enjoy this. I enjoy teaching. I want people to understand things. I'm controversial, I get it. Well, anything, when you challenge the normal thinking in medicine, you're going to get some [00:12:00] people that don't like it. I had a lady yesterday say that to me, "Well, what are your qualifications?" And all that. I get that. I said, "But why are you asking?" "Well, I want to know whether I should follow you or not." I said, "Just listen to one of my podcasts. I'm not hiding. I do a podcast five days a week. It's not like I'm hiding. It's all over the internet. It's all over Facebook. You want to find out about me, just listen."
And if you don't like it, well don't listen. [00:12:30] We live in a free country, right? You don't have to listen, but guys, what they're showing about bacteria now is not only that bacteria has its own DNA, that bacteria, the actual microbiome, is like its own organ and it goes from mostly in the gut, but goes to your brain, goes to wherever you have mucus, it goes on your skin, it goes into every organ, [00:13:00] and especially your lungs and your sinuses. This is really important. It's really important, and what they're showing is ... acidophilus is wonderful. It is. It's a very good probiotic and you need it, but what they're showing is when you combine acidophilus ... because acidophilus on its own can kill ... let's say ... ladies, you understand this, and E. coli, [00:13:30] 99% of your urinary track, if you ever get an infection is E. coli. Acidophilus is good for that. The problem is acidophilus will multiply, and E. coli will be destroyed, not just by acidophilus.
Acidophilus gets in there first, but if you combine acidophilus, if you combine it with L. reuteri, L. rhamnosus, [00:14:00] L. longum, they've shown in this study that those become bacterial fhages, and what they do is they help the acidophilus multiply and they beat down that E. Coli. So do you think probiotics are intelligent? They have their own intelligence. It's incredible. [00:14:30] You can't even see them. You can barely see them with an electron microscope, and they're on their way doing unbelievable stuff, unbelievable in combinations. So we hardly knew this. If you go back ... and I've been talking about probiotics for ... oh my word, 40 ... I remember the first time I talked to a farmer about probiotics. They were already using them in their feed, [00:15:00] and I said, "Well, I want you to put that in a capsule for me. If it's good for the cows, it's got to be good for us." I remember bacteria, talking about that.
Been around a long time, of course, probiotics, where people were talking over them, but it never got any ink, because people used to make their own yogurts and culture their own yogurts and that was good. Those were good things. I remember doing that back in the 1970s, but now what they're [00:15:30] finding out is the combination of probiotics, different strains do different thing. L. reuteri, for example, and L. rhamnosus are two of the greatest fungal killers that you can get. This is why when I talk about leaky gut, when I was talking yesterday about autism, and they have leaky gut, here's what happens. I'm 100% convinced of it. Remember the two armies, good and bad. When [00:16:00] the good guys are not there, either due to antibiotics, consuming vegetable oils, POFAs, consuming crappy sugar and all that, a third army comes in, the invasive army of yeast. Guys, I believe at the root of every chronic disease is not only insulin, which is food, but is leaky gut.
And leaky gut, it's this battle between good and bad, but when there's [00:16:30] not enough good, it's not just that the bad bacteria overwhelm. It's not just that. It's the yeast that comes in. It's fungus. Now listen, all of us have some yeast. You guys get this, yeast. Outside the body, what does yeast do? Well, you make bread with it. It makes it rise. Yeast. The Bible talks about yeast. Then you put a little bit of yeast in the bread and it permeates the whole bread. [00:17:00] The problem with yeast ... we all have a little bit, and that it's not harmful when it's just a little bit in your gut. Do you know that everybody has a little bit of yeast in their gut? That's all right. It helps to actually digest the food. The problem is when there's not enough good bacteria, they take off, they overwhelm the gut. They are at the root of all digestive issues because they destroy the little lining that keeps them [00:17:30] out of the bloodstream. They get into the bloodstream.
I remember a physician one time telling me, through one of my patients, "Dr. Martin doesn't know what he's talking about, because if yeast ever got into your blood," they said, "You would die." Well he was partly right, because the yeast gets into your bloodstream and you don't take care of it, it will kill you. It just doesn't kill you very quickly. I think it was Lucy yesterday asked me, "Doc, I got to do a show on [00:18:00] MS." Well, I'm going to tell you what MS is, Lucy. I don't know if I'll do a whole show on it. I probably will, but MS is fungal infection of the brain. It's yeast that gets up to the brain. So is leaky gut. So is Parkinson's. Parkinson's ... when you see someone with Parkinson's, they shake. What happened up in the brain? Fungus, candida. It got into the bloodstream. It wasn't [00:18:30] supposed to get into the bloodstream. It can travel through the blood up to ... and if you don't have the normal blood brain barrier, because you've ... this is why ... I'm not against antibiotics, you just need to understand that antibiotics will kill everything.
It kills your good guys. Ladies, you know this better than anybody else because you know what a yeast infection is. "Oh yeah, [00:19:00] but doc, that only happens in the bladder." No, it doesn't. It doesn't just happen in the vagina. It doesn't just happen in the privates. Yeast goes everywhere. If it traveled to your bladder and to your reproductive organs ... and ladies, you know all about that. Rarely ever met a woman that's never had a yeast infection, but it it's low grade. It means there's a lot of people that have it, they don't even know. [00:19:30] It's insidious, meaning it creeps up on you. It doesn't always give you symptoms, and when it gets into the brain, I am a hundred percent sure, a hundred percent that that's what causes autism. It causes MS. It causes Parkinson's. It causes every auto immune disease that you can think of, leaky gut, leaky joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a fungal infection caused by [00:20:00] leaky gut.
Do you see the significance of that? The importance of it? That's what I'm talking about, and you need to replace that bacteria, and it's so important not to ... because you see, good bacteria need to be fed, and it's not just pre ... the best prebiotic I know is steak. Yes, good bacteria feed on good things and they hate sugar, because that feeds the bad guys and feeds yeast. [00:20:30] I've told you in the past about doctor ... I think I'm going to pronounce this right, an Italian guy, Dr. Simoninsi. I think I got it right. I don't know what's happened to him. I'll have to look him up because I met him years ago in Dallas, Texas. I had written a book on chronic fatigue syndrome and he had ... did he write a book or just was being interviewed?
It was on Dr. Kaufman. He still has today a podcast [00:21:00] and I think he's on YouTube, but I really enjoyed it, because in those days it was a live studio and we went and I think I was on first, but we were in the green room. You know what a green room is? It's a room you wait in before you go on a TV station, and they have coffee and whatever and the guests are lined up, and this particular day he had two of us and I was going to do my book on chronic fatigue syndrome. [00:21:30] This is in the 1990s, guys, but there was a guy in the green room, Dr. Simoninsi. He was an oncologist from Italy. I could hardly understand him. My wife's Italian and I know of a couple of words, like bene, good, and l'escala, your spine. What else do I know in ... arrivederci. That's in a song, so I knew that, but I didn't know much Italian, but he was speaking to me in English [00:22:00] but he had a real thick accent, but you know what he said to me?
Something I'll never, never, never forget, and then he went on the show after me and he was incredible, because what he said ... he was an oncologist and he said, "Every time I do a biopsy, every time," he said, "With any cancer, I always see fungus. Every time." He said the growth is fungus, it's fungal, and of course [00:22:30] he was talking about not eating sugar. This is in the 1990s, guys. He said every cancer is fungus based. Pretty interesting, right? Was he light years ahead of his time? And of course dismissed by most of medicine, but antifungal probiotics, L. ruteri and L. rhamnosus. People say, "Well, where is it?" Well, we hide it. I don't want people copying [00:23:00] our formulas, because a lot of copycats are out there and they want to copy all our formulas. Hey, clinically those are our formulas, and we try and throw people off by not giving them exactly how we do it, but anyways, L. ruteri and L. rhamnosus, and what they're showing is that these things become ... they take something like acidophilus and they multiply it, plus they have [00:23:30] their own kamikaze pilot.
They go after fungal and other bacterial infections, like E. coli, and by the way, ladies, if you get a recurring urinary tract infection, understand why you get a recurring infection. It's like cellulitis. If you get a recurring cellulitis, you have a fungal infection underneath it, and I know they want to treat it with ... because ... and I get [00:24:00] it. Look, when, ladies, should you take an antibiotic? Have you got a lot of pain with the urinary tract? You see, a lot of people go to their doctors and they didn't even know they had a urinary tract infection. They get a urinary ... they say, "Oh, you got a urinary tract infection." Well, please, don't take an antibiotic, take a probiotic, and broad spectrum, meaning it has all the ... because they were synergistically. They work together. Different bacterias use each other. [00:24:30] So if you just got acidophilus, okay, it's all right, but when you combine it with all the other strains of bacteria, they work together to give you a complete coverage to kill yeast.
This is why the answer is to the question that the lady asked me ... I've been going down a rabbit trail for the last 15 minutes, but the question is, should you take a probiotic? Take it [00:25:00] every day is what I'm saying. If you really want to know what I think, take a probiotic every day, I take a probiotic every day for a multitude of reasons, not only ... look, listen to this statistic. 80% of the population have digestive issues, 80%. gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, constipation. [00:25:30] 80% of the population have digestive issues. Well that's a good reason to take probiotics, but it's not just that. It's your immune system. It's one of the things that will keep your immune system, plus it will help you to prevent auto immune, like MS. Parkinson's not really considered. It's more of a neurodegenerative disease, but I look at it ... Parkinson's is auto immune.
[00:26:00] It's your body reacting to fungal yeast in the brain. When they do autopsies on Parkinson's ... because at one time they always said, "Well, it's heavy metals," and that's partially true. Mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum gets into the brain, but guys, you have to take it a step even further. You have to go back even a step. How come that heavy metal got into the brain? [00:26:30] Because of the blood brain barrier wasn't there. Your good bacteria wasn't there, and yeast transports. Did you know this? Yeast, fungus transports heavy metals across your blood brain barrier, and yes, in Parkinson's they've seen led. They've seen in tissue, lead and mercury and cadmium, aluminum, [00:27:00] but they don't look for yeast. They don't look for it. So heavy metals, yeah, I agree with that, but it's more important to look at fungus because fungus is what carries the heavy metal across the blood brain barrier.
That's why probiotics are the best [inaudible 00:27:18] that you can get. They [inaudible 00:27:21] the heavy metals out of your body, but they need to be broad spectrum, because acidophilus won't do it. Acidophilus on [00:27:30] its own cannot kill yeast. It needs the combination, broad spectrum probiotics. Isn't that an interesting study? They're showing that as you take a probiotic, if you take certain strains, it puts them on rocket fuel to go after foreign invaders in your body. Beautiful. It's amazing. You see, this is why even in the early tribes and things like that, if you look back, [00:28:00] those probiotics, and the best probiotic, by the way, the best probiotic are made in the soil. Go get your hands dirty. You know how they talk about wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Don't touch your face and this and that, because infectious disease doctors ... do you understand that ... wash your hands.
Well, if you're going to go do surgery, doc, I want you to wash your hands. You're going to go into an open [00:28:30] wound. You're going to cut me open and I want you to wash your hands, and I'm not telling you not to wash your hands, guys, but don't over clean. Don't over clean. There's good to get a little bit of dirt in the fingernails. They're bacteria, they're on your side, soil probiotic. That's why we use soil probiotic. They last forever, by the way, and you don't have to refrigerate them, but it's not only that. Soil, it's just that it takes them ... [00:29:00] our probiotics takes three years to make. They culture these things for three years. You couldn't kill them with a blowtorch, and once they get in, and now we know the multiplication.
Okay. So it's called phage therapy, and very, very effective. Okay, now share this with your friends. If you're not a member of our private Facebook group, I think we're up to eight or 9,000, I think, maybe [00:29:30] 10. Join that group. We love that and we really appreciate it. So I got some good things coming tomorrow, too. I mean, there's some new things coming out and studies that have just been blowing me away. So I'm looking forward to sharing that with you tomorrow and in the future. So talk to you soon. Love you guys.
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