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Dr. Martin, Sr.: Hi, this is Dr. Martin, Sr., and I am going to go solo again today as we talk today about the similarities [00:00:30] of two very common cancers. Today I want to talk to you about breast cancer and prostate cancer. It's funny because in the office ... and I believe this is episode a 196. I hope I'm right with the numbers. Patients are often taken back when I talk to them about ... especially [00:01:00] if I have a couple in the office, husband and wife, and I'll talk to them about breast cancer and prostate cancer being essentially the same cancer in the sense that both of them are caused by two hormones. The major cause of breast cancer and prostate cancer are hormonal cancers. And you know, I've had women tell me [00:01:30] that, "Well, doc, listen, my cancer, breast cancer, was not receptive to estrogen," and I tell in very respectful tone, I'll say, "Well, all cancers are receptive to estrogen, and especially breast cancer." Breast cancer cells are six times more receptive to estrogen, and hundreds of times more receptive [00:02:00] to insulin than anything else. And men, it's the same for you. Prostate cancer is very receptive to estrogen and insulin.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: Now, let's give a little bit of history here. Breast cancer and prostate cancer are like epidemics today, and I don't want to use the word epidemic lightly. I say it because of what [00:02:30] statistics tell us. Now, when I graduated 45 years ago in the 1970s, one out of 20 Canadian, and I'm sure American women .. I always lump the Canadians and Americans together. We have the same lifestyle, we have the same, really, the same environment, and we have the same nutritional standards, probably, to my lovely American friends and patients. [00:03:00] You eat more sugar than we do, although we're carbaholics. But in the 1970s when I graduated, one out of 20 North American women and one out of 20 Canadian men, and again, American men, would get prostate cancer one out of 20. Well today we're at about one out of six Canadian women and one out of four Canadian men over the age of 50 will get prostate [00:03:30] cancer.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: So, for all the tea in China that we're spending, all the money we're spending with the pink ribbons, and the breast cancer awareness, and grow a moustache in November for prostate cancer, in spite of all the money that we are spending on cancer research, we're really looking for love in all the wrong places, and this is why I am so adamant about the actual [00:04:00] causes. Why don't we look for causes? We're looking for medication. The cancer industry and the medical industry is ... Look, once you get cancer, I've never seen a system ... It's incredible, the pressure they put on ... I see probably a thousand cancer patients a year, and when ... It's amazing, once you get the diagnosis ... For example, let's look at a breast cancer. [00:04:30] Ladies, in the shower ... and this is not a bad idea by the way. Do a self-examination. I'm much for that. Absolutely. But you know, you feel a little lump or little change in your breast, or you see a visible change on your nipple or whatever. Listen, this is you seeing what your body is like, and you know what it's like, and, "I feel a little bit of a lump." And you go to your doctor, and you're concerned, and the doctor's concerned too, and they should be.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: [00:05:00] And you know what, we'll set you up for a mammogram, and then you get a mammogram. A lot of times with mammograms you get a false positive, or it's not always reliable. But if they suspect something on the mammogram, oftentimes now it's a biopsy, and the biopsy, you wait a couple of weeks in a deep sweat waiting for results. Then if you get a call from your doctor, it's usually bad news. Doctors don't call you to give you good news. [00:05:30] They usually call you to give you bad news. And you know what, you got cancer. You've got to come in right away. Now you've got to make a decision within 24 hours. Okay? Like, we're going to do a lumpectomy, we're going to do chemotherapy, radiation. You're going to see the oncologist in the next few days. It's amazing how fast things happen that were not happening quickly before. Listen, I know the motives [00:06:00] are good. I really do. I understand that. The motives are good. They want to get you and they ... But you know what?
Dr. Martin, Sr.: Listen, if you can feel a cancer, if you can actually feel a lump in your breast, ladies, you've had that cancer for a good 10 years. That's a fact. Cancer is a very, very ... it's never rapid growing until the late stages. So cancer, for it to ... for you to feel it, would be in your body for 10 years, and now the [00:06:30] cancer industry goes crazy. And man, oh man, you've got to make big time, life changing decisions in a very short period of time. I've had women, just for example, that have said, "You know what, doc? I want to think about it. I'm not sure if I want to go through chemotherapy, and then be on Tamoxifen," which is a estrogen blocking drug, "for five years. I want to think [00:07:00] about it." And you know what? You're under a lot of pressure from your family, from medicine in general. Again, I'm not questioning their motives, I'm not. It's what they do. It's what they know. I've had a few oncologists, friends say, "This is what we do, this is what we know, and this is why we are in a hurry to get it done."
Dr. Martin, Sr.: And you know what? I don't want to really even talk about the treatment and [00:07:30] what happens when you get cancer. I want to talk today about how to prevent these two epidemics in cancer, and that is the cancer of breast cancer and the cancer of prostate cancer, because there are two hormones, and I mentioned them already, estrogen and insulin, that at the root causes of these diseases. Now let's start off with estrogen. Now, [00:08:00] we've mentioned this many a many a times on our podcast. Estrogen is ... Estrogen makes you a woman, and will make a man a woman too. When we talked about testosterone in a few of our podcasts, we talk about the male hormone testosterone. You know that a lot of men, especially when they get into their late 40s and 50s ... is there such a thing as andropause?
Dr. Martin, Sr.: Eh, [00:08:30] men are big babies, so if we really went into like a menopause type of thing, we would probably go out and shoot ourselves. I mean, any changes ... Men are babies compared to women. But anyway, when men hit a certain age, and not all men, but a lot of men, because their testosterone is sinking like the Titanic, you lose a lot testosterone, men, starting at a very young age, and it'll go [00:09:00] down unless you are very proactive in keeping your testosterone up. But your estrogen levels in a man are directly proportional to testosterone. So as testosterone goes down in men, they get that little sugar belly or beer belly, and they're not, as ... you know, they're tired, when they're tired at night, and they don't have the same vitality, they don't have the same sex drive, they don't have [00:09:30] even the same outlook on life as they used to. Things are going downhill and this is low testosterone, low T.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: And low testosterone, the hormone that will take over in men is estrogen. Like I said, a lot of men, husbands, have more estrogen, the womanly hormone, than their wives do. Of course, when women hit menopause or they become peri-menopausal, [00:10:00] their estrogen is going down, and men oftentimes have more estrogen than their wives and that is never to be the case, even though women as they hit their menopausal years, of course their estrogen is coming down. But women, listen to this, ladies, because people, women think, "Well, I got no ... I've had a hysterectomy, doc. I have no more estrogen." Hey God has plan B. You're still producing estrogen. Your adrenal glands [00:10:30] will produce estrogen, so you're never going to stop being a woman. Even when you're menopausal, you still make estrogen. You just don't make as much.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: But your cells are receptive to that estrogen if your progesterone ... Ladies, you ... Ladies' is balanced. Men, it's not a balance thing. You need to have high levels. But women, you need to have a balance between estrogen and progesterone. And ladies, if you see that, for example, [00:11:00] you're getting irregular periods, if you're peri-menopausal, or heavy periods that you never had before, you might have acne that you never had before, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, water retention, weight gain, these are all signs that you're still dominant in estrogen as compared to your progesterone, and this makes you much more receptive to breast cancer. And so cancer [00:11:30] cells are very receptive to estrogen. You must get your estrogen down. This is why we love our hormonal support because it is meant to block estrogen. You know, I get women that are 70 years old, still blocking estrogen, okay? On thermography, we see their estrogen on their body. We see it on there at their chest wall. And you don't ... Ladies, you might feel wonderful and everything, but you might have estrogen [00:12:00] in the wrong places. Estrogen might be sitting on your chest wall and you would never know it. And this makes you much more susceptible to breast cancer.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: So estrogen, remember we live in an estrogen crazy world. Estrogen is everywhere. It's in your kitchen, it's in your bathroom, it's in your food, it's in your drinking water. It's in everything. You can [00:12:30] not get away from estrogen. The xenoestrogens, and with the herbicides in the pesticides, and the plastics, and the makeup, and the underarm deodorant, and the air fresheners, and the chemical cleaners. I tell you, guys, there's no getting away from it for women and men, and this is one of the reasons that we're losing the war on cancer. Cancer is so much more prevalent today because [00:13:00] of estrogen, estrogen, estrogen. And never touch soy. Never touch soy. This is where I'm concerned, and I'll just go here sideways, just for a second. This is where I'm concerned about this meatless world that we're going into, and a lot of meat substitutes are made with soy. I tell people don't eat soy. You don't need soy. Soy mimics [00:13:30] estrogen in your body. So, ladies and gentlemen, stay away from soy. Okay.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: Now the other hormone, okay, the other hormone, one is estrogen and the other one is insulin. I tell you, folks, that cancer cells are a hundred times more receptive to insulin. Cancer cells in the breast, [00:14:00] cancer cells in your ovaries, ladies, cancer cells in your uterus. Cancer cells are a hundred times more receptive to insulin. Insulin as a death hormone today because we use so much insulin because of the amount of sugars that we have and we consume in our diets today. And guys, listen, you need to [00:14:30] understand this. When you are eating bread, and pasta, and cereals, and yogurt ... "Oh, Dr. Martin, I love my yogurt." Mm, yogurt. Okay if it's plain Greek, which tastes like ... I don't know. Who likes plain Greek yogurt? And anyways, you know what? It's overrated. Milk, terrible full of estrogen. What you get in your grocery stores is full of estrogen and [00:15:00] full of sugar. You might as well be drinking Pepsi as drink milk. Stay away from it. You can have some cream, not milk. I'm not against dairy, but I'm against what ends up in the grocery stores, except for cheese. Because you want to keep your insulin down. Insulin, your body secretes insulin every time you eat, except if you eat fat.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: This is why I am a real proponent of low carb eating. [00:15:30] If you've been following the Martin Clinic, some of my patients have been following me for 45 years of practice. I am a low carb guy. I always have been a low carb guy. And you'll never get me to change. I'm sorry. Keto is ... Now the docs ... Everybody's asking me about Keto, and this is the big ... Keto, Keto, Keto, Keto. And you know, if you've read any of my books, [00:16:00] and if you've read Serial Killers: Two Hormones That want You Dead, I was way ahead of the Keto curve because I was talking about insulin. I don't care so much about Keto. I'm more interested in insulin. How much insulin are you using? Why? Because insulin is a growth hormone. Insulin is a growth hormone, and with all the sugars Canadians consuming, and Americans are worse, over 200 pounds of sugar a year. [00:16:30] Just read your labels. We are consuming an enormous amount of sugars. And what is this doing? This is making us much more ... Remember your cancer cells.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: Everybody has cancer cells in their body. Your body is ready to fight cancer. Every day your immune system, your T cells, your body's immune system is ready to fight cancer. We are exposed to cancer cells every day within the body, but your body's immune [00:17:00] system is ready to fight. But what happens when you increase insulin? Well, I'll tell you. I always use the example of the pet scan in our hometown. We have a pet scan. You know, it's a wonderful imaging. Better than the MRI for cancer. And guess how it works. You give them a glass of radioactive glucose, yes, sugar, and you light up like a Christmas tree if you've got cancer. Why is that? Sugar [00:17:30] feeds cancer. And remember, every carb you eat, even if their good carbs are going to be sugar in five seconds. So don't fool yourself. Don't fool yourself. Carbs turned to sugars can feed cancer cells in a nanosecond.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: This is why I am a one trick pony when it comes to food. I'm always talking ... I divide food by insulin and [00:18:00] how much insulin you need to break down certain foods. One thing about carbs, even if they're complex ... You know, I'm not against fruits and vegetables and legumes. I'm just telling you that you're still going to need a fair amount of insulin. And when you have bread, "Oh, doc, it's whole wheat." I don't care. Whole wheat is going to take only one more second than white flour to turn [00:18:30] to sugar. Yes. And this is what feeds cancer in men and women. You've got to get your estrogen down and get your insulin down. These are the two hormones that feed cancer. Okay? They feed cancer. And I just want to mention one thing. I mentioned this on a video ,and I want to do it again today on this podcast.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: I want to talk [00:19:00] about alcohol and ladies, I'm going to aim this at you a little bit because ... And I don't blame you, but you know, a woman's job never ends. It never ends. Women, I'm more classified as a woman doctor, and the reason is because I'm very focused on hormones. Very few doctors really look at the endocrine system properly. Endocrine just means hormonal system and your [00:19:30] endocrine system. So I'm more of a woman's doctor in a sense. Not that ... You know, I see thousands of men a year, but men are big babies. Men, men ... Medicine is uncomplicated for men. Women are complicated because they have hormones. You got hormones, ladies. Yes, you got hormones. And I don't care if you're menopausal, you still got hormones. And you know, women's hormones are very delicate, [00:20:00] and they're very in subjection to balance, and you need to be balanced.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: But let me just say something about alcohol. Women have this habit, and not all women, but most women do. And it's become very popular today. And that is drinking wine when you get home at night, and having a glass of wine. And I don't blame you. I don't blame you. You have had a tough day and your day's not over yet. They've got kids, they got a family, whatever, and [00:20:30] a nice little glass of wine at night. I understand that. To some extent you think it's good for you, and there are some studies that have shown that some wine, having a little because of the antioxidants and the resveratrol that is in there that actually good for you. But guys, I want you to be very, very ... Ladies, I want you to be very careful with wine because here's what happens with wine. Wine does not [00:21:00] allow estrogen. So wine's going to make your insulin go up because it's going to go directly to your liver. It's going to be stored as fat. Remember that.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: This is why in our weight loss clinic, we just don't let our patients have any alcohol until they get to their weight loss goals. We don't, because we know what alcohol does. And again, I'm not talking about the benefits of having a drink or two. C'mon. But the problem is, [00:21:30] is that just don't fool yourself, is that wine ... and you're having that glass of wine, it will not allow estrogen to get metabolized in your liver. Because that's where ... Your liver is needed. Your liver is a place for metabolism, and your liver ... Think about it. Even your thyroid hormones, where did they get metabolized? In your liver. Where does your estrogen get metabolized? [00:22:00] In your liver. And when you drink wine, you do not metabolize all your estrogen, and then your cells become more receptive to estrogen. And so just remember that. Okay? It's sort of a by the way. But by the way, be careful. Okay?
Dr. Martin, Sr.: I'm on your side. Ladies. you know me. I'm on your side. I want you ... I understand [00:22:30] the ... You know, married for 47 years, and my wife ... I mean her day never ends. My wife is just constantly, constantly, constantly the ever ready bunny. I have to sit on her every once in a while just to keep her quiet because if she's got something to do ... and it used to be with the family, but it's still family. Now it's grandchildren. If I'd have known that grandchildren were that much fun, we'd have had them first. But my, my wife is a servant in a [00:23:00] lot of ways. She loves that. Her gift is hospitality, and she loves her grandchildren, loves her kids too, but loves those grandchildren. They can get anything out of their grandmother, and she's always, you know ... I had a grandma like that too, by the way, that just waited on me hand and foot.
Dr. Martin, Sr.: Okay. So, guys, thanks for listening. Remember the take home points for breast cancer and prostate cancer, which are very similar [00:23:30] cancers. They are receptive big time to estrogen, and they are receptive big time to insulin. These are things that you can help yourself with. Thanks for listening.
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