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498. The Metabolic Storm And Food

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Dr.Martin: Well, good morning, everyone. And once again, welcome to another live here this morning and hope you're having a great day. [00:00:30] We're going to continue talking about the hypothalamus. We talked about it yesterday. I hope you enjoyed that program. We had a lot of good feedback. Now, I understand that if you are listening to this on a podcast at a later time, you're not going to see this little chart that... I used to draw. Now, I flunked art, okay? In [00:01:00] school. I couldn't even make a stick man. And I mean that, that part of my brain does not work. I just got no talent. I majored in recess. Okay. But I want to show you what I used to draw, because I think... And bear with me, if you're listening to this on a podcast later, because I'm just going to show a chart. It's actually a triangle. Believe [00:01:30] it or not.

I'm going to bring this up here. This is what I used to draw for my patients. Because I used to talk about holistically, I was going to look at all of their condition based on this chart. Just about everything. If you see this, what am I drawing here? So at the bottom of the triangle, [00:02:00] I circle two things. Do you know what that is? Ladies, that is your ovaries. And on one side, you're secreting estrogen. And on the other side, you're secreting progesterone. And then halfway up the triangle, I have two other circles. What are those? Those are your adrenal glands. Very much involved in the hormones, adrenals. And at [00:02:30] the top of the pyramid is your thyroid. We talked about that yesterday, but your thyroid is only a puppet. It doesn't do one stinking thing on its own.

The thyroid relies on the brain, the hypothalamus, that's up here. And just for the sake of trying to make it simplified, at the Martin Clinic, we used to look at all of this. We looked the [00:03:00] ovaries. We looked at your adrenals. We looked at the thyroid. We understood where those hormones are coming from. The hypothalamus. And then right in the middle of the pyramid, I used to talk about this one here. And this actually is the key. We're going to talk about this, this morning. But the key to all of this is the middle of the pyramid, where I drew a little circle. And that [00:03:30] is your pancreas. This is insulin. I would teach this to my patients in the office. I would show them that this is the key to getting everything going, is fixing your pancreas. Now, there's other things, and we talked about balance. But let me get to it.

Remember what we talked about yesterday. Yesterday, we talked about a new study that came out. A study that [00:04:00] showed that vegetable oils, bad oils, canola, soybean oil, which is the number one oil used in the United States of America, and I believe in Canada, as far as cooking. When you go to a fast food restaurant, you to go to McDonald's, you go to Wendy's, you go anywhere, you get anything that has been fried, it's been fried. What makes fried bad is not [00:04:30] the frying. It's the oil they're using. When you fry something with butter and ghee, and some people, I didn't get into detail yesterday, but I talked about using olive oil. And make sure it's a good olive oil. Because people asked me that yesterday. Well, what kind of olive oil? Well, it should be cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil. Make sure it's... You're going [00:05:00] to pay more for having a good oil, but that oil, I'm big on all of oil.

I love it, because it reminds me of steak. Oleic acid. When you have bacon, olive oil, what's the difference? Not much. Everybody knows olive oil is good for you, right? Get 100 people on the street and they'll say, "Olive oil is fantastic." Because olive oil, and it is good for you. I agree 100%. [00:05:30] It's got a good reputation. Unlike bacon and red meat, that's got a bad reputation. But it's got the same oil. The primary fat in steak is oleic acid. The other one is steric acid. They're both excellent for you. Oleic acid is olive oil. That's what makes olive oils so good for you. Anyway, I don't want to get sidetracked on that. But it bugs me when people talk about, [00:06:00] bacon, how could you eat bacon?

That bacon's no good for you. Bacon's full of fat. But so is olive oil, is full of fat. And they're the same stinking oils. You see, one's got a bad reputation and the other one's got a good reputation. Why is that? I think there's some motives behind it. I don't want to be getting off too much on a tangent, but we live in a world where there's a lot of messages that are not necessarily true. [00:06:30] And the vegans of the world, the vegetarians of the world, it's indoctrination. And a lot of people buy it, hook, line, and sinker, without thinking about it. Well, you see, my background is science in food. I'm a food scientist. Give me a food. I'll tell you what's in it. So I get it. It's indoctrination. It's a religion, [00:07:00] guys. It's not truth. It's religion. They indoctrinate, especially the young generation today. It bugs me. Because now you're seeing people generally, I'm just going to make a general statement in North America.

You see people overfed and undernourished. They're overfed, because we're carboholics. They're overfed, but they're undernourished, because they're not [00:07:30] eating the right thing. I can't have cheese. You how many times a day I hear about cheese? How bad it is for you? Well, I said, where does that come from? Well, it must be bad. It's full of fat. But fat's good for you. Fat don't make you fat. I was answering an online question yesterday that said, "Well, how could animal fat be any good for you? Surely that elevates your triglycerides." No. [00:08:00] The only thing that elevates your triglycerides are carbohydrates, crappy carbs and sugars. That's science. You want to empty your liver, stop eating carbs. Simple as that. You want to lower your triglycerides. Stop eating carbs. Quit eating the crappy carbs and sugars. There you go. Let me just get back, now that I had my little workout, because I get [00:08:30] uptight. But let me go back.

I want to read to you a list of symptoms. I just wrote these out this morning. Let's talk about, again, up here, two centers of the brain, generally, hypothalamus, hippocampus. You guys know this now. Hypothalamus, horror-mones. Ladies, how many of you have horror-mones? One of the most consistent [00:09:00] things that we're hearing on the reset. Guys, read the testimonies. They're absolutely incredible. I never get tired of reading how people are doing so well with food when they do the reset. But it's always, especially when couples do it together, husband and wife, and how much the man loses compared to the woman. Why is that? Well, you saw the [00:09:30] bottom of the pyramid. This is the whole key. See? And I used to teach this in the clinic. Again, forget my art. But you see those two things on the bottom.

I'm pointing to the bottom of the pyramid, and that is called ovaries. Man, we don't have them. And it's complicated, because I'll tell you, there's nothing that'll throw that hypothalamus off [00:10:00] like ovaries, estrogen, progesterone. That's what makes women very, very complicated when it comes to hormones, because you saw the bottom of the pyramid and what happens. It's 10-to-one compared to men, because the thyroid gets messed up when your estrogen and your progesterone are not balanced. And go up the pyramid, [00:10:30] up to the adrenals. And then you complicate life even more for the thyroid, because when cortisol is high, you can't convert T4 to T3. And T3 is the key for your thyroid to work.

Let's just talk about some of the symptoms, and I wrote down some, and there's more. Again, you must look at all of this. Doctors, [00:11:00] even endocrinologists, they don't look holistically at the whole body. They just don't. There's very few. You see, a little background for me, probably mid '80s, lots of, lots of women with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue. They didn't even call it that in those days. But here I am. I'm a guy. [00:11:30] Well, if you have these symptoms... Here's me. This is the way I operate. If you have you're exhausted, and you got pain, and it's unexplained and whatever, I just kept going, "Okay. I got to get to the root of this."

In the late '80s, I wrote a book on chronic fatigue syndrome. And I said, "It's the adrenals." And people looked [00:12:00] at me like I had two heads. I might've told you this story before, but because of the book, I got a lot of radio and TV shows. I traveled around North America, actually, with a book on chronic fatigue syndrome. The Modern Woman's Curse, I called it. It's a long time ago that I wrote that book. But I got a lot of ink because it was very popular, and the book became very popular and I had a publicist. That [00:12:30] particular publicist put me on you named the program. I was on Canada AM, I think three times. And the United States, I did this one program, and I'll never forget it, because I did this program on National Public Radio. They were interviewing me.

And then they interviewed, I didn't know this before the interview, but they were bringing on a specialist. I think he was an endocrinologist. [00:13:00] I can't remember. Internal specialists or whatever. When I talked about chronic fatigue, and I gave some of the stories, and some of the results I was getting and what I had come to conclude. He went ballistic on a radio show. He started, and it got a little bit personal. Like you're a quack, man. What did he say? It's all in their head, is really what he said. [00:13:30] And you know what I called him? I pushed back a little bit. After he had finished, I don't know how I kept my cool, but I did. I said, "Can I talk to Dr. Dinosaur?"

He didn't like that. I said, "Well, Dr. Dinosaur has a complete disrespect for women. They're not making this up." I used an example. And again, I'm getting sidetracked a little bit. But [00:14:00] I said, "Dr. Dinosaur," I said... This happened right on national TV. I think it was on 60 Minutes or whatever. You guys might remember this name and you might not, Dr. Kevorkian. You remember that name? Out of Michigan, who was an MD, who believed in assisted suicide. What got him into jail was one he did, the last one he ever did on assisted suicide was a woman who was suffering from chronic fatigue [00:14:30] syndrome.

He injected her right on national TV, on 60 Minutes. And then they arrested him and put him in jail. But the point of his making is, well, she must've been pretty sick to want to end her life. I used that as an example on that program. Anyways, here are some of the symptoms... Now remember, try and keep in your mind this pyramid that I showed you. [00:15:00] Keep it in mind because it's very, very important. You've got to look at all of this. But here's some of the hidden symptoms. A lot of times they don't make any sense. Sleep insomnia is a big factor. Not only of cortisol, but thyroid. You don't sleep.

Nodules on the thyroid. People ask me about that all the time. Why did I even get them? Because your thyroid is not working properly. But your thyroid's a puppet. It can be a lot of other things, like [00:15:30] estrogen dominance. It could be cortisol, could be leaky gut. Hair loss, guys. I used to have a lot of hair, honestly. Look at my pictures when I graduated. But for men to thin out their hair or whatever, it's actually normal. But it's never normal for a woman. Your hair, the Bible says, is your glory. Ladies, if you have hair, that's thinning or hair loss, [00:16:00] that's horror-mones.

It's not you. It's inside of you. It's not your fault. Joint pain and arthritis. How many people get joint pain? Fibromyalgia, muscle pain, unexplained pain, very common. Hormonal. Skin conditions, dry skin, itchy skin. Do you know how many people complain to me, "I'm itchy." [00:16:30] Hormones. It's your hypothalamus. It's reacting to that pyramid somewhere in there or all of them. When we talked about the metabolic storm, category five, everything breaks down. Bone density loss, accelerated aging, acne, adult acne for women, brain fog, depression. We've talked about that, and we'll get into a little bit of detail this morning on another one.

[00:17:00] GI issues. Now, you can have leaky gut. We talked about this, but leaky gut doesn't necessarily mean, if you have leaky gut, you're going to have leaky skin. Leaky gut, leaky brain. Leaky gut, leaky lungs. Leaky gut, leaky, a lot of things. They might be symptoms away from the gut. A lot of people think, leaky gut, I don't have any digestive issues. But you can have leaky gut and not have digestive issues. You got a leaky bladder, you got digestive vision. You got leaky gut. [00:17:30] A lot of times you got a Candida or a fungal infection, and you don't even know it. You have yeast coming out the wazoo. And yeast affects women much more than it affects men. That's leaky gut.

It's one of the reasons you get itchy skin. It's all part of the package of complication. Let me go [00:18:00] to this. Because yesterday we talked about the so-called vegetable oils, the seed oils. We focused in on two, mainly soybean and canola oils. Terrible stuff. Manmade. They don't come from nature. They come from man. And man does a lot of good things. Don't get me wrong, man does a lot of good things. But they mess up a lot of things in [00:18:30] nature, because they think they're smarter than God. But we talked about yesterday, how seed oils, vegetable oils, affect the hypothalamus and they can lead to depression. Lot of other symptoms, which I talked about, but to depression. Because they mess up the feel good hormones in the brain. I sort of mentioned it yesterday, but they also mess up your [00:19:00] gut, the bacteria. When you mess up that microbiome, you have more serotonin and dopamine in your gut, than you have in your brain.

You want to see why one of the reason we see so much depression today? You don't even want to get me started on this whole virus thing. And nobody's talking about the amount of suicides, and the amount of depression, and the tsunami that's coming. Anyway, I promised I wouldn't [00:19:30] get my heart rate going this morning. One of them, we talked about. Folks, lay off the seed oils. Lay off those crappy vegetable oils. They're no good for you. They elevate your inflammation markers in the body. They work on your microbiome. They work on the hormones in your brain, the feel good hormones in the brain. Now, it's well established. The thing [00:20:00] that they do is they put up that Omega six, up to 30 times, some people have 30 times more Omega six than they have Omega three, because of their diet and the modern day diet today.

Now, the second part of this, and this is another study. This is part two of the study on depression. Part one was the vegetable oils. Part two is, let me read it to you, the association [00:20:30] of insulin resistance with depression. I put a little bottom part to this headline. I said, "If only we had a drug for depression." We do, it's called food. And if you look at that pyramid, let me go to it again. I'll show it to you again. If you [00:21:00] go to that pyramid and you concentrate, if you start, I always recommend people to start with right in the middle of that pyramid. Food.

If you can get your insulin down, if you can fix insulin resistance, it is the best, best, best thing you can do [00:21:30] to fix your ovaries, fix the adrenals, fix the thyroid. Because it changes insulin. If you do nothing else, one of the best things you can do for everything, even for the virus. You know me, I get so uptight. We have a vaccine. They're going to say at the top, it'll be 50% [00:22:00] effective. I didn't say I'm against it. All I'm saying is we all really had a vaccine. It's called food.

It's called food. The only people were getting sick, very old, very old. The only people getting sick were people with high insulin [00:22:30] and too low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is an inexpensive. It should be 100%, in my opinion, mandatory. We got a virus. You better get vitamin D. And you need to lower your insulin. All these symptoms that we're talking about, the hormonal [00:23:00] storm, that ladies, you could write a book about, because medicine has missed it. They've missed it. And medicine is still a man's world. Even though in North America now, probably about 50% of all the doctors are women, and good for them.

But a lot of women doctors, God love them, they get so focused on the [00:23:30] disease. They're not looking at the root cause. That pyramid, it's extremely, extremely important to put it all together. And so this study was showing, with insulin, let me get back to it. This study was showing that insulin and depression is a huge, huge [00:24:00] key. Let me just read it again. The association of insulin resistance with depression. Cut the carbs and you will cut your insulin down. You start at the middle of the pyramid, because one thing you can control is food. You can't control everything, but you can control what you put in [00:24:30] that mouth every day. And I'm telling you it's not easy. When you don't feel well, the last thing you want to do is eat crappy carbs. They give you crappy fuel. But your body says, "Give me a fuel, give me a fuel, give me a fuel. I'm upside down, give me a fuel." And what most people do instead of giving their body the right fuel, they give it the wrong fuel.

If I was to bring you to the airport, your airport, or my airport, when they're filling up those jets, [00:25:00] they're not using the same gas that you fill up your car with. It's very specific. It's a very, very high octane gas. And that's really what your body needs to start, to get you metabolically right. You need to start with food. Again, coming back to depression. Go back into the 1970s. [00:25:30] We were fortunate. We had some of the great minds, light years ahead of their time. The Shute brothers, they were cardiologists out of London, Ontario. Lectured at our school, and they were light years ahead of what vitamin E, of course I talked about vitamin E is exercise. But they were talking about the other vitamin E and what it did for the heart. Remember, this is the 1970s. [00:26:00] We had Linus Pauling, who won a Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on vitamin C. And another guy we had, you can Google this guy if you want, Abram Hoffer. He was a psychiatrist.

He started the Ortho Molecular Society. He talked about what sugar did to the brain, in the 1970s. [00:26:30] Light years ahead of his time. Was talking about the importance of getting kids off sugar. He talked about depression, and he talked about ADD. He was light years ahead of people. And he was a psychiatrist. You can imagine they put him under the ringer, but he was a smart guy. If you want to change your hormones, I call them horror-mones, ladies, [00:27:00] because they can be a horror, worse than a horror film, is horror-mones when they're not balanced.

But the key is food. When you do the reset, I'll tell you one thing. No, no, no, no vegetable oils. And two, of course, you're not eating any sugar and you're not having any carbohydrates. That's why it's so effective. Amongst other reasons. [00:27:30] Okay. Enough lecturing for the day. If you have any questions... And you see, I often use these questions to turn around and teach, because I understand that a lot of times you've got very good questions. I want to show you where I come from and how I look at things. It's been about... Well, it's not quite a year I've been out of practice. But I used [00:28:00] to do it with every patient. I draw that pyramid.

I said, "Your problem is sitting here." Almost invariably. That was their problem. It was right insight. Okay. Especially ladies, and men too, but men are not complicated. Men are big babies. Very simple. Friday question and answer. Thursday [00:28:30] afternoon session, we'll give you a little bit more detail. If you're not a member of the private Facebook group, please join that, and get your friends and family to join. We'd love to have you in that group. And if you can, please share this with your friends and family. They'll know where you're coming from when they listen. You can tell your family too. They can get onto the podcast. All of these are turned [00:29:00] into podcasts. Okay, great. Love you guys. We'll talk to you real soon. If you have any questions, let us know. We're happy to answer. Okay.

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