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532. The Root Of All Disease

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Dr. Martin: Well, good morning, everyone. And once again, welcome to another live this morning. Hope you're having a great day. Nice to have you on with us. [00:00:30] You know what we're going to talk about this morning? We're going to talk about inflammation. Inflammation. It's a headline that I saw yesterday or the day before. And again, it's good because this story gave out a lot of information, the problem is that, inflammation is not Houdini.

So let me just tell you what it said, "Inflammation [00:01:00] is the root cause of most diseases. Inflammation is the root cause of most diseases." Now I take exception to that headline. It is a huge factor in most diseases, especially chronic diseases that we have today. Inflammation is a huge factor, but as Tony Jr. says, "Inflammation's not Houdini, [00:01:30] it doesn't just show up." Now, the word inflammation means, set a fire, heat, a fire and inflammation is a double-edged sword because if you get a fever, I know we try and reduce the fever.

Let's say you get a cold or a bug and you get a fever. It'll tell you right on Tylenol [00:02:00] or Advil or whatever, or Tylenol Cold, it reduces fever. When you think about it, you're not really wanting to do that, you actually want a fever. If you have a virus or a bacteria infection, you want a fever, a fever is on your side. It's your body's mechanism to fight that bug. A fever, think [00:02:30] about it, it's actually on your side. You heat up, so the heat will kill the bug, but it's a double-edged sword because inflammation and again, Tony Jr., very smart, more like his mom than me.

He said this one day, I remember, he came into the office and we were talking and it just came to him, "Disease without a fever, disease [00:03:00] without a fever." And it was like a light bulb came on in his head and he said, "Well, that's, what's going on, it's disease without a fever. It's inflammation, but it's not a virus. It's not a bacteria because that would bring a fever. If you've got a virus or a bacteria, your body will react to it by bringing on a fever."

[00:03:30] But he said, "All these modern diseases that have inflammation as part of their makeup, has no fever to it." So that's what he said, "Disease without a fever." And that's what we see in the world today. Go back 100 years, you don't have to go back that far, but let's go back 100 years. You know how people died? They died from infection. [00:04:00] 100 years ago, most people died of infection. They didn't die of chronic disease.

Heart disease 100 years ago, I know it's hard to fathom that, but people didn't run in the field chasing an animal or whatever, to hunt and die of a heart attack. No, it's not like a didn't happen, but it was rare. I was looking at some statistics of the early [00:04:30] 1900s and heart disease killed 10% of the population, before 1910. It just wasn't around that much. I've said this story to you before, but President Eisenhower, okay, because I actually remember that as a kid. President Eisenhower died of a heart attack.

[00:05:00] Now that shocked the world when it happened. Of course, a few years later, President Kennedy was assassinated. That was a huge, huge, a major shock. I can still remember the date, I can tell you where I was when it happened. But President Eisenhower died of a heart attack, it was almost unheard of. And I told you the history of that, where [00:05:30] a researcher by the name of Ancel Keys said, "Well, he died because he was eating fat and he had cholesterol in his blood vessels, President Eisenhower."

What Ancel Keys didn't know at the time, hard to almost believe this, was that he didn't realize that smoking, and President Eisenhower was smoking four packs of cigarettes a day. [00:06:00] Didn't realize in the 1950s, that smoking was actually bad for you. You know, it's almost comical today, but I'm telling you guys, they didn't think of smoking as bad. There used to be advertisements for Camel cigarettes and other types of cigarettes, "Here's the number one choice of doctors, Camels."

Are you kidding me? It's like a comedy today, [00:06:30] because we know so much about how dangerous smoking is, but they didn't in the 1950s. My dad used to give cigarettes, so people could cough out, in the waiting room. "Oh, you need to just cough it out. Here's a cigarette." I know it's funny, but it's true. But if you go back 100 years, people weren't [00:07:00] dying of heart disease, generally, they were dying from infection.

That's why Tony Jr., coined, "Disease without a fever." Don't you like that? Yeah. "Disease without a fever." I think I might write a book about that. But what I want to talk to you about, okay, is about disease without [00:07:30] a fever. There's inflammation, but no fever because it's not bacteria and it's not viruses. So we're not going to talk about COVID this morning. We're going to talk about inflammation, which by the way, is not the root. It's not the root, it's there, but it's not the root of disease.

Now, if you follow the Martin Clinic long enough, you'll know what the root of all diseases are, there are three of them. [00:08:00] One is leaky gut and guess what leaky gut does? It causes inflammation, leaky gut leaky lungs, leaky brain, leaky skin. Okay? So if you look at eczema or psoriasis, there's inflammation involved there, but you have to take it a step back and come back to leaky gut.

Leaky gut, garbage gets in your blood, toxins get in your blood, [00:08:30] including candida and you have a response from the body. You won't have a fever, but you will have an inflammation response, set a fire, inflammation, set a fire. What inflammation does, temporarily, it's not going to hurt you, long-term, inflammation damages blood vessels, nerves. It's not meant to be there [00:09:00] for a long period of time. Does your body remember? Fever temporary, bring down a bacteria or virus, but inflammation, which is part of a fever, if it stays for a long period of time, will destroy, a double-edged sword. It's there to save your life, but it will destroy your normal tissue because of longstanding inflammation.

So one of them is leaky gut. [00:09:30] You got to go backwards and unpack, how people get sick with chronic diseases. Okay? I'm not talking about infections, I'm not talking about a virus. I'm talking about chronic diseases like cancer. All cancers have inflammation, cancers, cancer cells are fueled, we know that, by sugar, but they're also fueled by inflammation. [00:10:00] There's actually a cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.

And oh, by the way, did you see the headline yesterday? That breast cancer... I'm going to have to do another teaching on this. That breast cancer has overtaken, it shocked me yesterday. Rosie was showing me this, she saw a study from the World Health Organization and I said, "Send me that." [00:10:30] The World Health Organization now says, "That breast cancer has now overtaken lung cancer." Lung cancer is still the number one, even though people stopped smoking. Now, I don't know what number it is, but if you go back... I did one or two podcasts, just on lung cancer and why we saw so much [00:11:00] of it today?

Even though people mostly, have gotten the memo not to smoke. And in the 1980s, cancer started to come down. If you look at the curves, cancer started to come down, people stopped smoking. Now it's gone right back up, including lung cancer. But what they're saying is, breast cancer has [00:11:30] taken number one, position, ladies. I'm going to do a whole teaching again on that, I have to. But inflammation is part of it, it's not the root cause, because the root cause, there's leaky gut, you get yeast. Remember, the invasion of the third army because you killed your friendly bacteria?

Remember when I used that illustration about where [00:12:00] I'd been to Korea? I actually was there at the demilitarized zone and I use it as an illustration, the South Korean Army, some Americans in there and the North Korean Army, right at the border. They just look at each other, that's your microbiome. It's more complicated than that, but I found it to be a good illustration and they're not fighting, they're just observing each other. And as long as there's peace along [00:12:30] the border there, because the two armies just sit there and they look at each other, 24 hours a day, making sure that there's no invasion or whatever.

But guys, when you take an antibiotic or you have a bad diet or whatever, what causes leaky gut, of course, we've talked about it many a time, is that the good army gets wiped out and guess what happens? It's not just, we call it dysbiosis, but what happens is, you have [00:13:00] an invasion of the third army. This is brought to you by Martin Clinic, by the way, because you rarely ever read about that. They talk about dysbiosis and then they don't tell you what that does.

Well, dysbiosis really is, an invasion of a third army into your bloodstream, it's candida albicans, it's yeast, it's a fungal. Well, your body knows what's going on, [00:13:30] guys. Your body's response to yeast inside your blood. I remember a doctor saying this, more than once. "If you get a fungus inside your blood, Dr. Martin is crazy. That can't happen or you would die." No, you don't die immediately. It's not like a bacteria or a virus infection, [00:14:00] your body doesn't produce a fever, but it does produce inflammation.

And as yeast travels up to the brain, remember I talked to you about Parkinson's, MS? There are doctors who think that all cancers have a yeast component to it. I agree with that by the way, has a component to it. It causes your [00:14:30] body to react, inflammation, leaky gut. You know what another thing that causes inflammation? Not only the presence of yeast or in medicine, called candida, in your blood, insulin, high circulating insulin. You guys could do a teaching on this, you wouldn't need me.

[00:15:00] You eat a lot of crappy carbohydrates. You eat a lot of sugar. You're not going to drop dead right away. You don't drop dead immediately. As a matter of fact, you won't even become a diabetic immediately because your body does everything it can, for you not to become a diabetic. Your body would rather have fatty liver, then you become a diabetic. Insulin is taking the sugar out of your bloodstream, "Out, out, out. [00:15:30] You got to get out, I'm going to go park you."

The problem with insulin is, once the cells see insulin coming around all the time, your cells react to it. "I don't like you, insulin. You bug me. You're a bad neighbor. You're always coming around. Stop coming around." Guess what your body's reaction to that is? Inflammation [00:16:00] without a fever, you don't get a fever, but you have inflammation. This is why diabetics... Okay, think about a diabetic for a minute. What's the biggest, biggest issue with diabetes? The damaged blood vessels. That's why diabetics, they have diabetic retinopathy. It affects their eyeballs.

That's why a diabetic is [00:16:30] 50 times more likely to have a heart attack, is 50 times more likely to have cancer. Inflammation, it destroys blood vessels, it damages cells. Part of the reset guys, please understand what I'm doing here. I'll reinforce it every day, every day, every day, I'm lowering your insulin. [00:17:00] The reset is meant to fix your cells, to get rid of inflammation that is destructive to your blood vessels.

First thing that happens in a diabetic, is that their capillaries, you know what capillaries are? They're so tiny that your red blood cells got to go through there, one, in single file, [00:17:30] that's how skinny they are. Your little capillaries, the attachment between your arteries and your veins but this is what gets destroyed. That's why diabetics have so much trouble with their kidneys. It's not salt, it's sugar. It's not salt, it's sugar. [00:18:00] That's what happens, it starts with that. You don't get the proper blood supply and you get all sorts of issues and then damage, the more damage it's done.

I'm talking about diabetes, but I could talk about cancer too. Cancer, not only do you have yeast involved, but you have a response, the body responds [00:18:30] and its response, it over responds with an inflammation and it doesn't go away. If you don't change your diet, this inflammation won't go away. That's why it's so important, guys. It's so important that you fix what causes inflammation, leaky gut, [00:19:00] high circulating insulin, leaky gut, high circulating insulin, food, insulin. You only secrete insulin if you eat, if you don't eat, you don't need insulin.

This is one of the reasons that we like intermittent fasting, it helps. But the biggest thing is, you're going to have to eat, you have to. Rosie and I are very different [00:19:30] you know? Opposites attract. She said, "Man, oh man, you love food." It's true, I do. Okay. I don't know if it's because I came from a family of 11 children, man, oh man. Was it because I was worried I'd never get enough, isn't it amazing. Rosie came, she was the only child. They probably put too much food in front of her all the time. Yes, when [00:20:00] I think of my mother-in-law, that's the truth. There would be more than an army could eat. That's the way she used to cook. Oh, I loved that. But you know what? I love food and I live to eat and she eats to live, two completely different people.

But guys, you only need insulin if you eat and you're going to eat, this is why [00:20:30] I want to lower your inflammation. It's one of the reasons for the reset. It'll lower your insulin. If I lower your insulin, I'm going to lower your inflammation response. Insulin, when it's circulating at high levels for over a period of time, creates an inflammatory response. [00:21:00] You got it? So when you read, inflammation is at the root of all disease, well, you know better. It's there, any chronic disease without a fever, from cancer to cardiovascular, oh, by the way, autoimmune.

Autoimmune, remember what I've said? I never saw a case of autoimmune [00:21:30] disease. So from Crohn's to colitis, to Sjogren's to Lupus, to MS, Parkinson's, really is an autoimmune disease, Autism, I talked to you about that. That research has finally caught up to the Martin Clinic because research is saying today. I think, did I bring it last week? That autism is an autoimmune disease. [00:22:00] Hello? Yes, there's inflammation involved. It's fungal, it's yeast and inflammation will destroy blood vessels, will destroy cells, will destroy nervous tissue, nerves. It's not meant to be there for a long period [00:22:30] of time.

So when I saw the headline, "Inflammation is at the root of all diseases." I just wanted to do a little bit of teaching on that. So guys, there are some things you can control in life, you can't control everything. You can be the healthiest person on the planet, eat the best food, do the reset and all the things that I talked about and you can cross the road [00:23:00] and get hit by a truck. Come on, you can't control everything, but you can control what you put in your mouth.

You can fix leaky gut. Don't feed the bears. You'll always have some yeast in our body guys, always. A little bit of yeast in our body is actually good for you. Did you know that? Yeah. In your gut, it's part of your digestive track actually. It's not a bad guy until it [00:23:30] becomes one. You see with yeast, think about it. You know what yeast does, outside of your body, you make bread with it. Yeah, it grows. Problem is, when you don't have enough friendly bacteria, yeast will get into your bloodstream, nevermind, take over your gut because it often does that too.

Think of it, it gets everywhere. But if it gets into your bloodstream, oh, and [00:24:00] some people will see it on their skin, but they don't know what it is. They call it eczema and psoriasis or whatever, dermatitis or whatever, but it's yeast, it's leaky gut. Some people get it in their lungs. Some people get it in their sinuses, they've got chronic sinusitis. And I tell them, it's yeast, it invaded. It loves moisture. [00:24:30] Yeast is the first cousin of mold, they're cousins. They love moisture, ladies, you know that. If I had to make a living with men with a yeast infection, I would have starved to death. Women, yeast loves moisture. It loves to travel to the bladder and to the privates, the private parts, ladies, [00:25:00] you know that. Oh, anyway.

Guys, you got to understand. This is very, very important to understand the world in which we live in with chronic, chronic diseases today. It's not the viruses, it isn't. If you look at how many people died in 2019 and how many people died in 2020, I know they call it a pandemic, but I'm not as worried [00:25:30] about the virus, as I'm worried about your immune system. We could talk about that. We can talk about autoimmune and which we have a little bit this morning.

Anyways. I only got a little bit of what I wanted to do because I get off on tangents. Okay. Now, tonight at 6:00 PM, I don't know if you've signed up yet? I'm not even sure, I should have texted Tony Jr. early this morning, [00:26:00] to find out if there's any room left for our webinar tonight, to sign up. I'm going to say, yes, but I'm not sure about that. Okay? So thank you for everybody signing up. We're going to be on 6:00 PM, live, Eastern time, with a webinar on cortisol. You're going to love it, the teaching. You're going to love it, I promise [00:26:30] you that. It's going to be interesting. Okay?

So tomorrow afternoon session, some of you don't like it, but a lot of people do. Okay? Fact that I have an afternoon session, but again, you can always listen to the podcasts later or watch it live on Facebook at a later date, you can watch it. Okay? And if you're not part of the Martin Clinic Facebook group, then join up. [00:27:00] Why would you not be part of our little group? So good, so much feedback and so much interaction, we love it there. Okay?

Friday is question and answer Friday, so get your questions in for me and I'll answer them. Okay, so we're going to do some teaching on breast cancer again. I have to, because it's the number one cancer. I'll bring that out with a little bit of a new twist to the teaching and we're going to talk some more about inflammation, [00:27:30] we have to, so important. Okay? Love you guys. Talk to you soon.

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