1286. Q&A with Dr. Martin Continued

Dr. Martin answers more questions sent in by our listeners.

Some of today’s topics include:

  • Uric acid & gout
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Bloodtest results
  • A1C & insulin
  • Bursitis in shoulder
  • High red blood cell counts
  • Uterine fibroids & polyps
  • How leaky gut works
  • Lion's mane vs. Navitol



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Dr. Martin:  Well, good morning everyone. How are you? And welcome to another live this morning. Hope you're having a great start to your day. Okay, let's get back. Yesterday we did question and answer Monday and today we'll continue on just so I can finish up. And we want to thank you for all the questions that come in. We appreciate that and it's better to ask, better to ask. Okay, we appreciate that. Okay, let me spray my throat. I still got phlegm in there and I have homemade oil of oregano. You can put a couple of drops right in. And I do, I actually brush my teeth with oil of oregano. Okay, good thing. Antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic. God's gift to mankind was oil of oregano. Top, top natural antibiotic. Okay, I like it in a spray, so I made up a little spray a mist with some coconut oil, olive oil, and oil of oregano. Just spray right at the back of your throat. Hear it? Spray and pray because it's strong. Yikes. Okay. It'll put hair on your chest. Ladies, no, it won't. Okay, but it is good for you. There's nothing like it in my opinion, as far as a natural antibiotic.

Okay, let me just get to where we were. Okay, Donna asked about gout yesterday. Let me just repeat. Gout guys is not from purines, okay? Now I'm not saying there's not 1% of people that get, but purines, by the way, is not eating red meat. It's eating organs like organ meat, like liver and whatever. And I don't even buy that. I have been saying for years and years and years about gout. It's an insulin problem. It's insulin resistance. The kidneys cannot flush out. Look, everybody makes uric acid. But now with the introduction of high fructose corn syrup, a byproduct of fructose is uric acid. And that's alright. All of us have it. The problem is if you have insulin resistance, a lot of people cannot flush out at the kidney level their uric acid. And it's amazing how many people fix their gout with the reset.

So when someone says to you, I know you go online, read about, oh, avoid red meat, avoid gravy, avoid this kind of stuff. Nah guys, avoid high fructose corn syrup and don't eat too much fruit. You can have a few berries or whatever, but if you got any trouble with uric acid, and then the biggest, biggest thing is when I get people to get off drinking sugar, drinking it, the fructose, it's the worst thing you can do is drink sugar. So if you know anybody that's got gout, stop drinking soda, stop drinking juices of any kind, no more, nada, no more. It's amazing what happens. Okay? I know that challenges the thinking on gout, but I'm right about it. I'm right about it. And it's the reason we see so much, red meat consumption has gone down. That's a fact. Red meat consumption has gone down. Why is that? Because people buy the lie. And now the elites of the world, they want to eat red meat, but they don't want you to eat red meat. They're trying to get rid of cows. How crazy is that? Okay. And I talk about that all the time and it drives me crazy.

But as red meat consumption has gone down, gout has gone up. Gout is like, or even high uric acid, A lot of people have high uric acid and they don't even have symptoms of gout. But listen, it's inflammation. But what drives that is that fructose and high fructose corn syrup makes a beeline for your liver. I talked about a new study yesterday. Let me repeat it if I can find it. Here's my notes. Journal of Hepatology and Nature, high fructose corn syrup. More bad news on high fructose corn syrup. Yeah, yeah. It's all bad news. It harms the liver much like alcohol. Yeah, we knew that. It drives insulin resistance without elevating insulin. 

Okay, talk about weird, then it increases urate. Yeah, uric acid, it increases it. And then one of the double whammos, it decreases your nitric oxide. That's opening up your blood vessels. Think of gout circulation to the joints. It usually a distal, the big toe in the foot or in the knee. You get a double whammo. Your uric acid goes up with high fructose corn syrup and your nitric oxide goes down and 10 times. Listen to this. This is the biggest thing in this new study. 10 times the amount of glycation damage, even over glucose, 10 times more glycation, aging of the skin of your A1C. Glycation, it glycates the hemoglobin in your red blood cells.

Okay, so remember that. Aging, high fructose corn syrup, the skin, very hard on the skin, very hard on the liver, very hard on insulin resistance. There's no place for your body for high fructose corn syrup. It's made by man. It's made in a lab. It's not God's sugar. God's sugar is found in fruit and you're supposed to eat it and not drink it. Don't drink it. And this is why the King, remember, look, when I was in school, you know what they call gout? The king's disease. The king's disease. Why? The king got it. The peasants didn't get gout. Why did the king get it? Oh, he was eating too much meat. No, he was drinking too much wine. Go to the Bible and read about the old kings. They had cup bearers. They weren't drinking water as much as they were drinking too much wine.

And by the way, you got gout, you better be drinking lots of water. Flush those kidneys out. Okay? So anybody you know, but you see gout is on the increase today. It's gone up about 200% since the 1980s. Oh, what else has gone up 200% since the 1980s? Oh, the use of high fructose corn syrup. Yeah, we might want to look into that. Okay, so that was Donna asking that question yesterday, and I get asked that a lot by the way. I get asked a lot about gout and then you go online. Oh, gout, red meat. Oh gee, you can't do the reset. That's just the opposite.

Okay, "what does Dr. Martin say about hormone replacement therapy?" Not much. I don't like it. Hormone replacement therapy is giving a woman what she already has too much of. Okay? And God love the gynecologist. Okay, do I like gynecologists? Yeah, I like them, but they've been, look gynecologists, the problem with them is they love estrogen and they love hormone replacement therapy. Your estrogen's going down. Let's just give you hormone replacement therapy. And really the birth control pill is hormone replacement therapy. And what are they giving you? Horses' urine. That's how they get their estrogen. It comes from a horse. Now a horse, ladies, if you didn't know this, a horse is 10 times bigger than you are. Okay? So horses' urine to get their estrogen a mare, you are not a horse. Estrogen makes things grow. Okay?

Ladies I always told every one of my lady patients, okay, it's not that you have too little estrogen, you have too much of it compared to progesterone. That's the difference. Okay? That's the difference. Do I like hormone replacement therapy? No, I never liked it. Here we are today, breast cancer ladies, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, okay? Endometriosis, PCOS, polycystic ovarian disorder, all of these things are on the increase today. Why? Not because of the environment, or I guess partly that because of plastic and plastic mimics estrogen. But guys, you are too much of a woman. It's too much. You got too much estrogen compared to your progesterone. Why do you think I'm trying to balance that all the time?

And I know the old thinking like you're in, oh, Dr. Martin, I'm in menopause. I'm in perimenopause. My estrogen's going down. I know that. Of course it's going down. Well, how about I take some more estrogen? How about you don't, because you're asking for cancer. They give these teenagers, these young girls, I had 8-year-old girls with too much estrogen getting periods at eight years old. What? Because we live in a world full of estrogen. Every chemical mimics, they're called xenoestrogens, air fresheners, sprays, antibacterial soaps. Ooh, look at your shampoos and all that. You put that in your hair, lot of it is chemical, sprays, cleaners. It all mimics estrogen. Your body doesn't know the difference. It goes, oh, I love estrogen. I'm a woman and men, you got too much estrogen and not enough testosterone. 50-year-old men got more estrogen than their wives, and no wonder we see so much prostate problems.

Your prostate men, it needs testosterone, not estrogen. But we live in that kind of world, and as I say on a daily basis, you are not going to get away from it. Now you can do stuff, use natural shampoos or whatever, and cleaners and make your own and use vinegar or whatever. That's good. That'll be helpful. But you're not getting away in this world from plastic. You're not. You're not going to get away from all the spray. You're just not. It's in the environment. It's the world in which we live. I remember one time a PhD in environmental studies in the environment. She was a PhD. She came to see me in my office. This is years ago. It is got to be 15 years ago. And she said, Dr. Martin, we've been studying the Great Lakes. And she said, like in Lake Huron or whatever, I think it was Lake Huron. She was telling me, if you knew how much chemicals was in that water and how much estrogen is in that water, I'm going to see if I posted that anywhere years ago. I remember talking about it on my radio show. I should have interviewed her.

She said, you have no idea the amount of estrogen that's in the Great Lakes. It's everywhere, guys. That's why I am so big not on hormone replacement therapy. I am so big on knocking estrogen down. I'm not saying knock it out. I'm saying knock it down. That's why I love DIM and oh, I'm waiting for our hormonal formula. Oh, and anyway, don't get me started. I get a headache with our dim, the best dim in the world. I just get tired of waiting. Anyway, so Linda, you know how much we love. Thanks for the question.

Okay, Susan, "my triglycerides and HDL are good." Good for you. "My LDL is high." Who cares? Who cares, Susan? You want it high, but your triglycerides and HDL are good. "A1C a little high." Okay, well, you and carbs don't get along. That's what it means. A1C is glycated hemoglobin. Sugar is so toxic. Your body is unreal. It is smarter than you are, and I don't mean that because you're not smart. It's just how beautifully, wonderfully made you are. Okay? And I say this all the time. If you don't believe in God and you study the human body, I don't know what to tell you for that to happen by chance, come on. But your body knows that sugar is toxic. You have an organ dedicated to get rid of it, okay? It's called your pancreas. You have a hormone in your pancreas called insulin. It's dedicated to not letting sugar park in your bloodstream.

Empty out your five liters of blood, okay? Over a gallon for my American friends, and you'll have very little sugar in there, a teaspoon if you're lucky, because sugar can't park in the bloodstream. Your body knows that. Okay? Now you know what A1C is? A1C is when sugar is in your bloodstream, it will hitch its wagon to hemoglobin. You know what a hemoglobin is? It's Velcro for oxygen. Every time you breathe for blood cells go through your lungs and it attaches to hemoglobin or oxygen attaches to it, and then it's a FedEx delivery truck delivering that oxygen. You can't live without it, right? That's hemoglobin and sugar in the bloodstream will attach itself to hemoglobin. It hooks its wagon to it. That's how you measure A1C. It's an average of about three months. A red blood cell lasts about four months, but in three months you can measure that and it will tell you even better than your blood sugar, A1C. A1C tells you what your insulin is doing.

So let me get back to it. Let me get back to the question. Susan says, my triglycerides are good. Good for you. You ain't having a heart attack. My HDL is good. Good for you. You ain't having a heart attack. My LDL is a little high. Good. That's good for you. Now your immune system is going to work better with LDL. I know that's controversial, but I'm right about it. Okay? Now my A1C is a little high. I don't know what that number is, Susan, but if you're saying it's high, you got my teaching. It's above 5.4. If it is you and carbs don't get along. Oh, I'm eating low carb. Well eat lower carb. Susan, you have an allergy to carbs. You and carbs don't get along. You got a bad relationship.

Have you ever had a toxic friend? Get rid of it. Get rid of your friend. I know, but I like it. I know you like it, but it don't like you. Have you ever had that kind of a relationship with someone and don't say your husband or your spouse, but you know what I'm saying, Susan? My A1C's a little high. Yeah. Well, you're still eating too many carbs. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. You can't fool your A1C. You can't. But the good news is, Susan, you've got beautiful triglycerides and HDL. Good for you. Okay, you're almost there, my girl. Okay, you're almost there, Susie.

Okay, Theresa, "I was wondering what Dr. Martin's protocol would be for bursitis in the shoulder." Well, anything anti-inflammatory. Remember one thing about the shoulder, your shoulder and your hip more than anywhere else in your body, your shoulder and your hip. They're avascular. You learn that in school real early. What's avascular mean? It means they don't have a lot of blood supply. Not like your elbow, not like your knee, not like your foot, not like you got a lot of blood there going there, but not in your shoulder. There's very little blood supply in your hip. There's very little blood supply. That's why I like Navitol. That's why I like curcumin and coming to a theater near you is my inflammation formula is coming back. Ooh, I want to grab Health Canada and choke them. Anyway, I better not say it too much. Okay, so bursitis, okay? It's no fun, right? Because it aches, especially at night. You get a bursa that's inflamed. There's very little blood supply to the bursa in the shoulder. Okay?

Now you want to do some passive movements. If you don't use it, you'll lose it. Be careful. You'll get a frozen shoulder from it. Do some passive exercises. Very light movement. One of the things that I used to give my patients, I said, get a broomstick or a ruler, those three foot rulers or whatever, and lie down on your bed. Now, don't hit your husband with it, okay? But extend your arms. You're lying on your back, and when your shoulder's bugging, you lie flat on your back, and even using your good shoulder, bring that over your head, lying flat on your back in the middle of the night, take the stick out, okay? You can hit your husband if you want, and then do that exercise. It will really help. Okay? And then I love Navitol, curcumin and our inflammation formula, and there's nothing like it. Oh, okay, nevermind.

Carol. "I'm getting a lot of anxiety over my red blood cell count being at 162 because my doctor's telling me it is possibly secondary polycythemia." Maybe. I don't know. I'm not too excited about your red blood cells being at 162. Carol, don't get anxious. The anxiety you're creating is worse than the problem. Okay? Now, I am not saying you shouldn't look at numbers. I'm not, but that number don't bother me. Okay? That number don't bother me, but continue to monitor it, okay? You want more red blood cells than less. You can get anemia. Although polycythemia, you could have a lot of red blood cells that are not carrying a lot of hemoglobin either. Okay?

Gertie asking for someone else. "I would like to know what are the ways to shrink uterine fibroids and polyps, naturally ways to increase progesterone?" Okay, listen, Gertie, let's talk about growth hormones. There's two of them. You have human growth hormone. Your body makes human growth hormone when you're sleeping and when you work out, it's very good, but let's put that over there because that's not going to affect uterine fibroids or whatever. Here's what does, okay? I mentioned a little earlier, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disorder. Okay? PCOS. These things are driven by estrogen, xenoestrogens, big time. Estrogen plus insulin. You know what the worst combination is Gertie? Estrogen and insulin. The two growth hormones. So for breast cancer, ovarian, polycystic, and fibroids or whatever, I got them to lower their estrogen, dim it out. Two, I got them to lower their insulin with the reset, eat the right foods, lay off the carbs. Okay, lower that insulin. It's really important. How do you elevate progesterone? Well, that's where I would put them on the menopausal formula to elevate their progesterone and out estrogen and progesterone. Dim it out, and you can elevate progesterone, Gertie. Thank you for the question.

"Dr. Martin," Debbie says, "always talks about leaky gut. What is that?" I never talk about leaky gut. What's leaky gut? Okay, Debbie, you're right. "Which part of the body is he considering the gut, the stomach? He speaks about separately sometimes or the large intestine or the small intestine, or is it all three?" Well, really good question. It really is. Okay? Where leaky gut occurs is really in the small intestine. In the small intestine. Now, the small intestine is very much affected by the stomach. Remember, you need to have very, very, very high acidity in your stomach. Not anywhere else. Your stomach, okay? So that's important in leaky gut because you can get leaky gut when your stomach is not breaking down, especially proteins. Okay?

Now, leaky gut is in the small intestine mostly, and that is, okay, let me show you. You have a border there, okay? Think of you live in the United States. You have the northern border Canada, and then you have the southern border, Mexico, okay? You have Mexico on the south and you have Canada on the north. What is leaky gut? It's the southern border. The northern border. I'm telling you, ask any Canadian, you're coming into the United States, okay? You would think they'd be happy to see us Canadians because we're coming to spend money, but they're miserable. The border guards are miserable, generally. What are you doing here? How long are you coming for? How much money do you have on? Where are you going? When are you coming back? Yada, yada, yada, miserable. It's a tight, tight, tight border.

The southern border, I am told I have never been, well have I? No, I haven't been to the southern border, I don't think. Did I ever drive across to go to Mexico? No. Anyway, it's open. They're coming in. So in your gut, in your small intestine Deb, you have a border there. It's locked tight. The only thing that gets in between your gut and your blood is water and micro-sized nutrients, vitamins, minerals, macros that gets into your blood. You need that to get into your blood because your blood, the life of the flesh is in the blood, your blood brings you all your life. It brings you your hormones, it brings you your nutrients, it brings you water, it brings you everything.

Now, the problem is, is when you get garbage that comes in because the border is compromised, it's not tight. It's not like the northern border. What happens? Bad guys get in. That's leaky gut. How does that start off with the number one thing that causes problems at the border between your gut and your blood is antibiotics. Chemicals to some extent too, but the worst thing is antibiotics. The other thing is anti-inflammatories, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. You take a Tylenol, you got a headache. I get it. I understand, but it destroys your microbiome. It destroys that little border. We got to do another program on it. But that's a great question.

Okay, let me just get you to another question. We're almost done. Okay? Okay Debbie got that? That's the analogy I like. Okay, it's the border and you got border guards, or at least you should. They don't let anything in that blood. How does yeast get in your blood? I used to have doctors, Dr. Martin doesn't know what he's talking about because if you ever got a fungus in his blood, you would die. You're probably going to die, but you don't die rapidly. Dr. Martin, he is a quack. He can't get fungus in your blood. Now we know better. Now we know I was right. Okay? Yeast gets in and then it carries heavy metal. It's the Trojan horse. You can't be healthy and have leaky gut. You just can't. Now, you might not know it, but a lot of people got walking around with leaky gut and they have no idea.

Okay, last question, Dorothy, "is Lion's mane supplements are better than equal to different than Navitol for brain health?" They're different. Navitol, okay, guys, and you know how much I love it, okay? It's pine bark extract. Very, very high quality pine bark extract. And the reason I love it so much, it does so many things. One thing it does, it crosses the blood-brain barrier. It brings more glutathione into your brain to help get rid of debris. It brings more oxygen to the brain. It brings more nitric oxide to the brain. It's an antioxidant that protects the brain. I like Lion's mane as a matter of fact, I do. There's some good studies on how it helps memory and especially the hippocampus area of the brain. Navitol is fantastic though. I love brain health. I love Navitol combined with high DHA, because your brain's made up of DHA. I love the two of them together. Okay, what a combo.

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I said, you know what? I'm going to tell you something about our podcast, my audience. I give them little tests. I'm a teacher. I said, close your books. I'm going to test you. You guys are the smartest, and I mean it audience that I've ever, ever encountered. You guys. Smart, you got lots of grey matter up there. Very, very smart and I mean it, because when I ask you guys questions, holy moly, you guys pass with flying colors. My honor students are you guys. Love you, okay? We love you, part of our family and we mean it. Okay? Okay, guys, talk to you soon.

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