714. Mycotoxins


Certain types of mould… candida, yeast, fungus… can produce toxic compounds called mycotoxins. These toxins disrupt your microbiome and will make you sick if they get in your bloodstream.

Dr. Martin looks at several studies about breast cancer and breakfast cereals and their connection to mycotoxins. He has always been interested in dysbiosis, which is a big word for the disruption of the microbiome.


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Dr. Martin:  Well, good morning everyone. Once again, welcome to another Live this morning. Hope you're having a wonderful start to your week. Let's talk a little bit this morning about mycotoxins. Couple of new studies came out talking about mycotoxins like candida. Candida actually releases a mycotoxin. So yeast, fungus... releases mycotoxins and there's a couple of studies here that you might find interesting, okay? One of them was with... We're still in October, right? So we're still talking about breast cancer and breast cancer... Listen to this one, breast cancer microbiome can be affected by mycotoxins, mycotoxins, okay? Food allergies can be affected by mycotoxins. So let's talk about that. Let's talk about that this morning. Yeast, fungus, candida. Give it the name you want to give it, but it's what they release in the bloodstream. I taught you in the past and I'll do it I'm sure if Lord wills that we keep going with this program. I'm a big guy on a condition called dysbiosis, big word meaning a disruption of the microbiome, more bad guys than good guys and then you got the third invasion of an army of yeast. 

Now, listen, this is not talked about near enough, not talked about near enough. Listen to this, okay, and this is why I really wanted to bring out, not only in breast cancer, whatever, because people ask me all the time, "Why? Why Dr. Martin? Why no cereals?” Listen to this. In breakfast cereals, what they found is, in the United States, half of the breakfast cereals had aflatoxin in it. You know what that comes from? Yeast, mold, fungus in breakfast cereals. Now the other day, it's almost incredible that Tufts University put out this list of good foods and bad, eggs, meat and cheese were on the bottom, especially eggs with butter, we're on the bottom of the list. I still can't get over that. I mean, not that I didn't expect it, but I can't get over it. It's so crazy I can't get over how nutrient dense foods like eggs and meat. 

You remember what they were saying here. Let me get it out to you. I just want to read it to you again. The American nutritional establishment, Tufts University, having Lucky Charms for breakfast is better than eggs cooked in butter. Doesn't that just make your head explode? I mentioned this the other day. What is the healthiest cereal? Guys, put your hand up if you know what the healthiest cereal is. The answer is none. There's no cereal that's good for you, because if 88% of the population have trouble with insulin, insulin resistance, which is metabolic syndrome, it's at the root of metabolic syndrome, the root of cancer, the root of heart disease, the root of Alzheimer's, obviously the root of diabetes. 

If metabolic syndrome is at the top of the list and 88% of the population is unhealthy, there's a reason to avoid all breakfast cereals, all of them, including… Because one of the things where these mycotoxins come out of one of the worst cereals. Half the breakfast cereals they tested showed toxins, mycotoxins in the food. Oats. “Dr. Martin, if I don't have my oatmeal, I got to have oatmeal every day. It's my bowel. I'm not going to go to the bathroom.” Oats. They said it's one of the worst in terms of finding aflatoxin in these cereals are oats. So the microbiome is disrupted. You're taking in a mycotoxin. 

Now, listen, if you have good bacteria, you have a good gut, what a difference that makes. If you have a good army... You're always going to be exposed guys to bacteria, viruses, fungi. You're always going to be exposed to that stuff unless you plan on leaving the planet. But it was interesting because I was reading another study that showed the Amish people, it was interesting because they tested their microbiome. Of course, they're into the soil all the time. They got farm animals and they're around a lot of bacteria. They live in the 1800s to some extent. You and I, we live generally, right, we live in an industrialized, commercialized environment. I go crazy when I see all this cleaning and cleaning products and very few things are natural. They're all chemicals. Those are hormone disruptors and they kill your microbiome. Get dirty, guys. That's what they're showing with the Amish. Do you know that the Amish have very few allergies. There isn't an allergy folks that doesn't start with your microbiome in your gut. That's why I'm so big on autoimmune. It's in the gut. You better aim at the gut. It got disrupted. 

Right from the get go when I started writing books, right from the get go, I talked about the benefits of antibiotics and the curse of antibiotics. Folks, you have no idea because I was a history taker. I took people's history. I wanted to know what was your childhood like. “Why do you want to know that doc? I'm 50.” Eh, because it's important to me. Were you on lots of antibiotics as a kid? Oh yeah, yeah. Ear infections, throat infections. I had my tonsils taken out. Recurring urinary tract infections. You disrupt the microbiome. There's nothing that will disrupt even worse than chemicals than an antibiotic. Again, I'm not against them. I'm not. You need an antibiotic. You got to get an antibiotic, but just understand what they do. It's like their carpet bombing. Do you know what that is? It's indiscriminate on who they kill, carpet bombs. There's a lot of unintended consequences and it can disrupt your microbiome. 

So think about this, okay? Cereals, it's one of the reasons I want you off the lectins, I want you off all gluten. I don't want oxalates. I get people away from that. Temporarily, none. It helps your microbiome. One of the things with The Reset, it helps regenerate the microbiome. And remember, once you have mycotoxins, once you have fungus that releases these mycotoxins, they want to be fed. So you get an antibiotic that can start it, all the chemicals that can start it. One of the things that I don't like is artificial sweeteners. I don't like those things. You know why? They disrupt your microbiome. Of course, a bad diet full of bad oils. You know, if there's any vegetable oil used in the middle aisles of your grocery store, they're disruptors. Your gut doesn't even really know what that is. Those oils are artificial. They're bleached. They're industrialized. They get into your gut, and your gut bacteria, you've got an intelligence, it's unbelievable how your body operates. 

Those little microbiome, those little bacteria, they communicate and they go, "Margarine. What's that? High fructose corn syrup. What's that?" What is that? It's poison. You see, your microbiome know what that is. It's poison. They don't see it as nutrition. We're not Amish. We live in a world. We over-clean. I'm not saying never wash your hands, guys. I'm not saying that. Use the old fashioned soap and water. We got enough chemicals in our society. It disrupts. And it's interesting. Another study that I flagged on the weekend, like I said, it's still Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is that they check the microbiome of breast tissue in women that had breast cancer. Guess what? They're missing all these friendly bacteria. It's been disrupted. 

I always tell people, look, breast cancer, prostate cancer for men, is a perfect storm. It's a perfect storm. Microbiome, history often of antibiotics and a sterilized environment, one. It's one of the reasons... Think about it for a minute. I just gave you the 1970s. We weren't perfect in 1970, let me tell you that, the world. But you think we made advancements in cancer? Well, yes, in the detection of it, we're better at it. But we're not better at preventing it because we're down to one out of six, seven women. Go into a room ladies and count women. When you get to six or seven, one of yous is going to get breast cancer. How can that be a win for the world? It's not a win. It's a loss. And men, we're no better, 50 years old. Count men in a room, go to a restaurant, you see men in a corner having their coffee. Count one, two, three, four, every four men are going to get prostate cancer.

We're not winning because we're not thinking about what causes these things. So isn't that interesting? When I talk to you about breast cancer, ladies, it's a perfect storm. One, insulin. It's a growth hormone. It's food. You only use insulin when you eat and you need a lot of it if you eat the wrong stuff, one. Plus, if you're eating the wrong stuff, you're changing the microbiome. You're changing your immune system. Your immune system is a multi-complex system. But again, like I tell you, Ephesians 6, take out your Bible and read about the war that goes on invisible, you can't even see it. But that's what goes on in your body, guys. It's really important to preserve your microbiome. This is why I am and I've been consistent, consistent, consistent. Probiotics, it's foundational, bacteria. Parents and grandparents, get your kids out in the garden and let them play in it. Let them touch their face with it. Let them get dirty out there. 

I'm not saying that we gotta live like the Amish, but good luck with that. Most of us can't and that's alright, we try and make up for that. But again, when you look at breast cancer, imagine the microbiome. They're showing it's been disrupted. So if you look at the history of women with breast cancer, one of the common denominators is antibiotics. Insulin, crappy carbs, those stinking sugars and seed oils. Three, estrogen, too much of a woman. Chemicals, xenoestrogens. Not only did they disrupt the microbiome, but they cause an enormous amount of estrogen.

Here's another one, guys, soy. Now, this is one of the pet peeves that I have with vegetarians and vegans. I have a pet peeve is they consume way too much soy. They're getting duped today by this meatless craze. I mean, there's a thousand things in those foods and none of them are natural. Oh, it drives me crazy. So you have this perfect storm of a disrupted microbiome. Like I say, I often blame antibiotics, even though they might have saved your life and you had a bad infection, and even as kids. This is one of the biggest things. Kids come out and they get these recurring ear infections and throat infections or whatever. I understand mommy, ahhh that kid's screaming. But good doctors, they won't put you on an antibiotic for that because the vast majority of them are viral and they'll give you temporary pain killer and maybe an antihistamine or something to take the pressure away. Again, I get it. I understand all that stuff. But they don't want you... 

The other thing about antibiotics, this is what I've told you and the research is burying it out. I have said this for 50 years guys about antibiotics. I was always told I was crazy. “Oh doc, I got a urinary tract infection.” Okay. Is it burning? Yes. Take an antibiotic. Okay. They give it to you for two weeks or seven days or whatever. The second the burning stops, stop it. No, I was right. I was right for a couple of reasons. You're killing all your bacteria, your good guys. You're creating what we call dysbiosis. The research is saying stop. The pharmaceutical companies are saying keep going and they're creating all these superbugs. They don't even think about your microbiome. They're not talking about that. 

Now, again, I'm not telling you not to take an antibiotic. So please don't misquote me. You take it for a couple of days, things are better, stop. Take your probiotics, double up your probiotics. You don't want that disruption taking place, because down the road, down the road, it's releasing mycotoxins are coming into your bloodstream. It's changing the way your immune system reacts. Then you get these disruptors, these chemical disruptors, all the plastics and whatever. You can't even get away from all of it and it's creating havoc, breast tissue, prostate. And, one of the things I like to show people, you know where toxins like? Okay, so for those who going to listen to us on a podcast later on, I'm showing again my famous one pound of fat behind me. People can see it live. I got five pounds back there, but this is one pound. 

But guys, ladies, ladies and gentlemen, fat, okay, fat, your breast tissue made mostly up of fat, attracts chemicals. Prostates, when they enlarge, attract chemicals. Fat likes to store garbage. That's one of the problems with obesity. It is. Much more toxins in the body. You've got that perfect storm, like I said. You put a history of antibiotics, not always, but I'm telling you, I've written about that. A disruption of the microbiome. It's so important for the body and it disrupts even the microbiome. This is why, just on a side note, it's so important, ladies, you guys know this, but it's funny because I grew up in a generation... Think about this for a minute. They were taught in the 1950s and the 1960s, the 70s, yeah, even in the 70s, bottle fed is better than breastfed. Ooh. Bottle fed is better than breast fed. I'm telling you. How crazy is that? 

Now, of course they're back to oh no breast speeding. Yeah. Why? Even baby is getting some mommy's microbiome when they’re breast fed. It's a big, big problem. I don't even want to get into autism and all this kind of stuff. I always said autism is leaky gut, guys. It's leaky gut. It's one of the side effects from this perfect storm I'm talking about. So insulin, estrogen, microbiome, breast cancer, disrupted. Of course, we know about vitamin D. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, VitDerma. In breast cancer, it's essential. It's essential for the immunity to fight cancer is vitamin D, vitamin D. I know I sound like a broken record, but it's incredible. Vitamin D. Then in the mix, in the mix, cortisol, stress. What a disruptor that is. Prolonged secretion of cortisol. It disrupts. It's a disruptor. It's a diversion for your body. Your immune system's not thinking of fighting cancer if it's stressed. It's the fight or flight and it goes on and on and on. Now you have that perfect storm you see. I'm a history guy, like I said. I watched this for years and interviewed. 

You can actually see the book behind me there on chronic fatigue. I want to show you my dissertation, okay? I have it over here. There's my Ph.D dissertation on chronic fatigue. Nutrition, chronic fatigue, the gut and chronic fatigue. You know with chronic fatigue, breast cancer. It was amazing in that control group. That was incredible how many women had breast cancer or went on to get breast cancer because of the perfect storm. We know so much more today than we knew back then, so much more today. I was on the right track, but it's just these things are developing and constantly, constantly looking at information and studies and putting the pieces of the puzzle together, guys. That's the way I operate. It's the way we operated at the Martin Clinic. 

So we get back to basics to take care of yourself, women especially, men. We don't even think of a yeast infection. We ever think of fungus. A man, unless he has some kind of rash on his skin or whatever, men don't even think of it. But women know what yeast is. They certainly know what a yeast infection is. But I always tell people, you got chronic sinusitis, you got bad lungs, bad skin, that's yeast, guys. That's fungus, the cousin of mold. It loves moisture. It loves moisture. That's how those mycotoxins, by the way, get into breakfast cereals and that. It's the way the wheat and the oats and that's stored. Moisture, mold, the byproduct of it. Where do you get mold? In your home. In the basement? Yeah. In the bathroom? Yeah. Why is that? 

See, when I unpack things, guys, that's what I was looking for. Have you been exposed to mold? Yeah. I used to hear that. Yeah, I think so. Yeah, we lived in an apartment one time it was full of mold. Yeah. Well, that wasn't good. You don't drop dead right away, but it can have a major effect. It takes time. It'll wear you down. None of this stuff happens overnight. Insulin doesn't happen overnight. Estrogen doesn't happen overnight. The microbiome disruption doesn't happen overnight. A candida, a yeast, a fungus getting into your bloodstream, well, it can happen overnight, but it takes you a long time often to even know that you have side effects from it. Low levels of vitamin D. Most people don't even know what their vitamin D is because their doctors won't test it for them. They don't know. You can assume, but they don't know. Interesting, isn’t it a couple of these studies? Probiotics, the microbiome even affects breast cancer. Incredible, incredible. Here they are pushing sugary cereals as being good for you. Ooh, ooh. 

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