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616. Plastics and Testosterone

THE DOCTOR IS IN Podcast


Annually, 450 million tons of plastic are created in our world. Plastic has been found in the highest parts in the world, Mount Everest, and in the deepest parts of the oceans. It's in the environment. It's in the water. It's in the air. It’s in our blood – yes, that’s right! 95% of us have plastics in our blood.

Dr. Martin shares a study showing that BPA plastics in particular are disrupting men’s testosterone levels. It's actually shocking how low men's levels of testosterone have gotten in the last 30, 40 years. When men hit the age of 50, most have more estrogen than their wives do!

Plastics are indeed everywhere, there’s no getting around that, but Dr. Martin shares two ways we can better manage the onslaught. Here’s a clue… the first one has to do with diet. The second one… you’ll have to listen to today’s episode to find out what!

TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S EPISODE

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Dr. Martin:  Well, good morning. Welcome again to another Live this morning. Hope you're having a great day. Okay. We're going to talk about BPA. New study coming out on plastics, okay? This particular study talked about it being an endocrine disruptor, okay? So we'll talk about that. Now listen, let me just make a general statement so that you understand where I'm coming from. We live in a world, guys, there's some things you can't control in life. You have to put that in your craw to understand you do everything you can. You do everything you can, but you can't control everything. And one of the things that you cannot control, at least not completely, is the presence of plastics. They're part of everything.

Here's what they're finding. Annually, 450 million tons of plastics in the world. Annually, 450 million tons of it. Listen to this, found on Mount Everest and found in the deepest part of the oceans. The highest part in the world, Mount Everest, plastics are found there. At the lowest point of the earth, in the oceans, the deepest part of the oceans, they find plastic there. They have found plastic... And I mentioned this to you maybe a few weeks ago. They find plastic in the placenta. 95% of all blood tests when they test blood, 95% tested for plastic are found in their blood, 95%. It's in your blood. It's in the environment. It's in the water. It's in the air. BPA. Now that's the bad news.

Now, let me give you a few more things what plastics do. One of the things that plastics do is they disrupt, and this is what... It was saying that this study showed that plastics, BPA in particular, disrupted a man's testosterone. Now, men, we don't have enough testosterone. I was reading a man's testosterone levels yesterday. It was normal in terms of blood, but I think he was around 300. I like 1000. You want to optimize testosterone. One of the things that disrupts testosterone in men is plastics. Now, why is that? What happens there? Again, coming back, rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat when you have plastics, BPA bottles, another 99,000 chemicals. Over 100,000 chemicals have been created. Plastic is a chemical.

And it's very convenient. I get a chuckle when I go to the grocery store and they say, "Well, we're not giving out plastic bags." And you know me, I like to tease people a little bit. And the poor cashier, I said, "Well, can I bring you through the store and show you everything that's in plastic in this place?" I mean, from the freezer section, almost every food, unless it's in a can, is in plastic. If you want to get vegetables or fruit, you get a plastic bag from the grocery section, true or false, from the produce section, and you put your food in the plastic. And then they won't give you a plastic bags on the way out. Okay. You know, it's like you see someone wearing the mask and they can't get outside fast enough in a grocery store to have a cigarette. 

Look, guys, please don't come after me for this, okay? I'm just teasing. But then they got their cart just full of sugar, everything sugar, pastries from Costco. "Oh, but I got my mask on." Like, as if that helps if you don't take care of the rest of it. Anyway, let's get back to plastics. So guys, look, I'm not a defeatist. You know that about me. I'm a very optimistic person, but I'm also a realist. We live in this world. And good luck. I mean, one of the things the world is emphasizing and I don't want to insult anyone, but it's carbon, okay? Apparently, heating the earth. So, we shouldn't drive our cars. We shouldn't eat steak because the cows have flatulence. That's creating a climate change. CO2. Okay. I don't buy it, okay? That's not my emphasis, okay? I admit. I'm not a climatologist. But you know people? In my opinion, they miss the picture that they need. Like, what can you control? And by the way, plants, trees can't live without CO2.

Anyway, now let's not go there. Now back to plastics. It's part of our life now. Not that we shouldn't try cleaning it up. I'm 100% for that. I think instead of emphasizing the climate, we should be cleaning our world up as much as we can. Clean up and get it out of the oceans and get it out of our water as much as we can. I believe in that 100%. But this is something that you and I, we have to live with. But today, I'm going to give you good news because I'm going to talk to you specifically on what you can do. You can't help anybody else until you help yourself, okay? When I do the health coaching... I think it's going to be in August. We're just finalizing that. When I do the health coaching, I want to help coaches, first of all, to take care of themselves. You got to get it. Before you give it to anyone else, you have to be an example to people, okay? That's really important.

So, what can you do? We live in a crazy world. We live in a world that does everything it seems backwards. What can you control? What are you going to do? Change the world? Nah, probably not. And that's why I get uptight because I don't like being lied to, or deceived, or whatever. But I try and emphasize I'm going to do the best I can for me first in terms of my health. And then, I'm going to preach it on the rooftops how to help other people. And I've just been blessed. Thank you very much. This is why I start my program, and then I finish it afterwards. And I want to go and say thank you guys. Every one of you. You don't have to agree with everything I say, but you come on and I appreciate that. And my job... Doctor means teacher. Teach. Make it simple, stupid. The KISS theory, right? Keep it simple, stupid. And this is me. That's why I'm trying to do it.

Okay. Now, let's get back to plastic. One of the reasons that men have very low levels of testosterone, it's shocking. It's shocking how low men's levels of testosterone have on average gone down in the last 30, 40 years. It's shocking. Men are not men. As a matter of fact, men, when they hit the age of 50, have more estrogen than their wives do. In women, very simple. Well, no, there's nothing simple about women. It's complicated. But a simple teaching, ladies. This is you. Estrogen makes you a woman and progesterone, pro babies, is the balancing hormone. That's a woman, okay? Generally, figure that out, ladies. Estrogen, progesterone. Balance. That's when you're at the top of your game. Men, you know what it is? It's testosterone. Ladies, you have testosterone. Ladies, you need testosterone, but you don't need much because that's not what you have to worry about. You never have to worry about testosterone. When women try and talk to me about, "Oh doc, I need some testosterone." No, no, just get balanced between your estrogen and progesterone and you will be fine.

Men, it's testosterone and estrogen. "What?" Yeah. There shouldn't even be a fight, but there is a fight today. One of the reasons that men have so little testosterone is because their estrogen goes up. One of the reasons that their estrogen goes up of course, is what we call xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogen, one of the worst is BPA, plastics. Your body thinks that plastic is estrogen. Your body thinks that any chemical, when you can't pronounce it, is estrogen because it mimics estrogen. That's what we call xenoestrogens. And guys, listen to this. This is a new phenomenon. You have to understand. If we go back in the history of man, it wasn't really until DuPont came along, the world's largest chemical company. And listen, again, you ain't getting away from it. So you can be mad at the world for allowing this. Or you can say, "Look, I am going to take care of my self first, and then I am going to influence those who I can influence. And first of all, I am going to lead by example."

People ask me, people ask my wife, people ask my family. "Does Dr. Martin just preach that stuff or does he live it?" I try and live it. Ask them. Ask them. I try and live it as much as I can. So, one of the factors in something that we never had to deal with before in the history of mankind, we had to deal with a lot of stuff, but we didn't have to deal with BPA. We didn't have to deal with it, but now we got to deal with it. And it's disrupting our levels of estrogen in the body. For women, it's a contributor. Of course, diet. You and I have talked about this so often about the diet. I will come back to the diet because it's a way that you can help yourself. I'm going to tell you a couple of reasons.

What do you do? You live on the planet. Check your address. If the last part of your address is planet earth, you got to deal with it. If you live on another planet, it might not be affecting you at all. Okay, well, good for you. Every time I think of this, I just got to make a little note of it, because what are you going to do? Go live on your own island? Well, you ain't going to get rid of plastic. It's in the ocean. It's on Mount Everest. Babies are born, in their placenta they have plastic. No wonder it's a factor in autism and stuff like that. But we never saw it before, and now we see it. A lot of new things. And the increase in breast cancer, because your estrogen is going up, ladies. And prostate cancer, one out of four men after the age of 50 will get prostate cancer. It's not really part of aging. It's part of endocrine disruption and the fact that our insulin is so high, and that's a growth hormone. But estrogen's another growth hormone. No wonder we see so much cancer.

Okay. So what do you do? What do you do? Well, I had a lady, she sent me an email. It might've been on the private Facebook group because sometimes I didn't see it, but the girls are showing me. You see what's behind me here? See that off in the corner? Can you see that? See my microscope? Okay. I'm a big guy on looking at blood. I love blood. Life of the flesh is in the blood, you know? I studied blood 50 years. Jeez, I'm old. The study of blood, Histology, okay? I was always fascinated by it. A lot of times when I did lab work in the office and we look for heavy metals and we look for parasites and candida, we did tests that were different than the routine tests you would get done with your blood work. And that's all right. I mean, I told you, I liked looking at your lipid profile. I'm particularly interested in triglycerides and HDL.

Yesterday we talked about A1C. I got to come back to that because some people were a little bit confused yesterday, okay? I will talk about that because it's important that... I don't want you to be confused about it. I want you to understand where I was coming from on that teaching yesterday. When I look at blood, I always tell people this... Your liver does 600 things, but your liver will purify your blood as long as your liver is functioning properly and is empty. One of the reasons that we created the Reset is in seven days... It's really six, but I say one week. In seven days, you are going to empty your liver.

So, when you want to do a detox, hear me now. "Oh, doc, should I do a detox?" "Yeah." "Okay. How do I do that?" Well, it's not by drinking green juice. It isn't. That's not a detox. That's not emptying your liver. Your liver is a filter. It produces glutathione. You know what glutathione is? It's Velcro. All the garbage sticks to glutathione. Your body makes it when your liver is clean. How do you get a clean liver? The Reset. You see how important your diet is? When you don't eat sugar, when you lay off crappy carbohydrates, no carbs, liver gets empty. That's how you empty a fatty liver, okay? I'm going to show you fat again. See this. If that's in your liver, you know what fat does? Fat attracts estrogen. Fat releases estrogen. Fat attracts estrogen. Fat attracts chemicals that look like estrogen. 

See that fat? When you eat sugar, you fill your liver with this. "What?" You eat bacon and eggs, "Oh, doctor, look at all that fat." Well, yeah, but that doesn't turn to this in your liver. Your liver's fat comes from your diet of carbohydrates, sugar. You want to get rid of plastic? Leave the planet. No, clean your liver. That's how you get a detox. You got it? Clean your liver. And guess what else you're cleaning? When you are cleaning your liver, you're cleaning your kidneys. Because what destroys your kidneys? Not protein. You see how all of the world is so stupid? "I'm eating too much protein, my doctor said, because I got protein in my urine." Ooh, in grade one, doctors should have learned that's not true. It's not protein that gums up your kidneys. It's sugar. That's what gums up your kidneys too. And you want to pee out your chemicals, so you need to drink water. Flush them out and cut your sugar out. I can't emphasize enough, that's your number one detox.

"I'm drinking green juices." Okay. I'm sorry, but that won't do it. It won't do it guys. Nah, you got to clean your liver. Your body is wonderfully made. Your body knows exactly what to do, even with chemicals. Numero un... clean the liver. You clean your liver by cutting out your carbs so that you're not producing this in your liver, and you're not detoxing. And by the way, you know what hemochromatosis is? Your iron has gone through the roof. So medicine, I get it. I understand it. We're going to take your blood out to lower your iron. But why do you have so much iron?

For those listening on the podcast, I am showing one pound of fat. It's yellow. It's ugly. And it loves your liver. Empty it, you're doing a detox like no other detox. Numero duo, probiotics. Leaky gut, leaky, everything. You got to fix your microbiome. Diet? Even that helps, right? Don't feed the bears, don't feed candida. You know what one of the things that candida does? Yeast, fungus. You know what it does? It loves to attach itself, or heavy metals, including BPA, love to attach itself to candida. This is one of the reasons that when you get someone that has Parkinson's... And talk about the condition that is like out of control today, Parkinson's, you know what they find? Heavy metals. Mercury, lead, big time lead, cadmium. And they find that in the brain. It's in the brain tissue. It's disrupting the neurological system, the headquarters, the brain. But you know what gets that stuff into your brain, guys? Yeast, fungus, candida. It travels through the bloodstream. It loves garbage. It loves heavy metal. It'll bring it up through the blood brain barrier.

That's why... You know me. I'm big on this. Everybody and your dog should be supplementing with broad spectrum probiotics. Everybody. We live in a different world today. You know what? I've never said that 50 years ago. I didn't. I took probiotics. No, but I didn't see that... We didn't know, guys. We didn't know what the microbiome and all this and that. But today we know what that microbiome is. When you jump on the scale, eliminate three pounds because you got three pounds of bacteria. And it's either good, bad, or ugly. I think I might write a book about the microbiome. Good, bad and ugly. Wasn't that a movie? Folks, listen, the top two things you can do. Empty your liver and that's your diet. Microbiome, replace it. Continuously put good guys in the battle. Replenish, replenish constantly guys.

And I'm sorry. Yogurt won't do it. Nah, it's not strong enough. I'm sorry guys. I just got to tell you what I've seen. One of the reasons we have so much autoimmune. Insanity, the amount of autoimmune we see today. It's a disruption of the microbiome and chemicals are part of it. Like I said, you can't control all of it. Like you can't stop drinking out of a plastic bottle. Can I tell you? I still drank out of a plastic bottle, okay? I'm not a purist in that sense. And I'm not telling you to do it. I'm just telling you, me. I find it convenient. I look at life this way. Okay? If I can't control everything... One thing I can control, Dr. Martin can control in his own life, is how much water I'm drinking. And for me, I find it very convenient. I love spring water. I like its PH. And we're meant to drink mineral water. But you can drink tap water to just make sure you filter it. 

The nice thing is you can get little filters today and filter that garbage out 99%, but you're not going to do it 100%. So don't worry about that. Like for me, I'm trying to give you the big picture, guys, what to do. And get your liver and your kidneys that God gave you to detox. Stop eating sugar. What can I tell you? It'll affect your plastics. It will because your liver will take care of your plastics. And probiotics too, when they're broad spectrum. There are certain strains of bacteria that know exactly how to get rid of chemicals. It's amazing. Little troopers that are on your side that take toxins out of your body. They help you and help your liver. 

Yep, the microbiome, one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. The invisible army that works for you. Feed it right. Feed your soldiers. You know your bacteria that are on your side? Do you know what they love? Steak and eggs and cheese. That's what they like. If you want to feed the bad guys that are saying to your... "Come on in, plastics. Come on in, garbage." Those are your bad bacteria. And they allow the third army to flourish, that is your candida. Your yeast that carry all the bad guys all throughout your bloodstream, into your joints, into your brain, into your lungs, into your prostate, men.

And bladder, ladies. And your hormones, lady. And your breast tissue. That's what your breast tissue is made up of, mostly. I'm pointing to fat. So you got to be careful, ladies. You got to be careful to keep those fat levels down. That's why, again, the Reset, it's burning the fat in your body, the visceral fat around your organs and in your breast tissue. You don't want to get rid of all your fat. Of course not. Anyway I don't want to get into the weeds too much. I just want to emphasize the importance, number one... of the world in which we live, that you can control and do the things you can control. That's really the lesson of today, okay?

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