October is breast cancer awareness month. When Dr. Martin graduated in 1974, one in every 20 women in North America would get breast cancer. Today, that number is 1 in every 6 women!
Dr. Martin agrees that we need to be more aware of breast cancer. Cancer starts as the size of a pen tip, and it takes 5 years to get that size. Our healthcare system is all about early detection, when it really needs to be about prevention – what to do to prevent cancer in the first place!
In today’s episode, Dr. Martin answers a question about eliminating tumours in breast tissue. He teaches about the trifecta that makes tumours grow... estrogen, insulin, cortisol, and how getting those under control can literally save your life!
TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S EPISODE
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Dr. Martin: Well, good morning everyone. Once again, welcome to another Live this morning. I wonder how many were on with us last night with our webinar? We had a massive crowd. Okay, let's get going. There was a question asked, okay, there was a question asked, so we're still answering questions from last Friday's Question and Answer, but it's going to go right into our topic this morning. Marianne asked this question last Friday that I didn't get to. “Is it possible to eliminate breast tumour on The Reset?” Okay, so let's talk about breast cancer. It's a good time to talk about it. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Now, I don't know if you saw this or not, in the American news, this was big news in America, I don't know so much about Canada, but it was announced this week that the governor of Florida, his wife was diagnosed very recently with breast cancer. Young woman, three young kids and getting ink because of fact that she's the governor's wife. Now, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I agree that we ought to be very aware of breast cancer, very aware of it. I've said this and probably the 21 books that I've written, I don't think I've ever gone without talking about to some extent breast cancer. The reason I'm so passionate about it is... Because these are just statistics. I graduated in 1974, okay? In 1974, this was the fact that 1 out of 20 women in North America would get breast cancer. Today, ladies, walk into a room, count 6, one, two, three, four, five, six women, one out of six women in North America today will get breast cancer. Used to be 1 out of 20. It's 1 out of 6.
I'm telling you, just keep going and relying on our current trajectory, we're not going to win the battle here. The reason is, is because in medicine, I hate to be negative, but there's no prevention of breast cancer. It's detection of breast cancer. They are into early detection of breast cancer. I guess the imaging is better than it used to be. But at the end of the day, guys, and I've shown you this for our people that are the last little bit that have joined us, and I'm very conscious of the fact that every day we have new people watching us on Facebook and later on podcasts. I'm showing you, ladies, this is so significant... I'm showing you the tip of a ballpoint pen. So even if you're listening on a podcast, you get that image, okay? So I'm pointing this at my camera here and you see that little tip? Yeah, you can see it. Well, for cancer in your breast to grow to that size, just the tip of a ballpoint pen, guys, takes 5 years, 5 years of growth. Because people have this idea that cancer grows rapidly. It does in the fourth stage of cancer, okay? But not before that. It's very slow growing.
Now, I'm going to tell you something, ladies. Don't say Dr. Martin's against imaging. I'm not, okay? I'm not saying that. But if you get a mammogram, you're not going to see this on a mammogram. I'm just going to give you another image, okay? Now, let's pretend, okay, because I'm just showing a pound of fat, okay? You see this yellow here. But let's pretend, okay, do this in your mind, pretend this is, ladies, your breast tissue, okay? Because breast tissue is made up of a lot of fat, too, okay? That's a fact. That is a fact, okay? Now, take this little tip of a ballpoint pen here, just the tip, don't look at the pen. Just look at the tip of it. If that little tumour in there is that size for five years, how the heck are you supposed to detect that? Ladies, you're in the shower. You're doing a little self-examination of your breast tissue. Not a bad idea. You feel a little lump in there. If you can feel it, been in there over five years. You just didn't feel it before because it wasn't visible. It wasn't even palpable. But you have to understand that about cancer, and especially breast cancer. It's a very slow growing tumour.
So that's the basics and it's one of the main reasons that we have so much cancer today is that we rely generally on detection rather than stopping the growth of that tumour. Prevention, okay? That's where I come from. I'm a prevention guy. Ladies, it is incredible how we are losing the war on breast cancer. So Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it bothers me in that sense because we're not talking about preventing it. We're just assuming that women are at risk of breast cancer, true. Men too, but women. But what I'm going to share with you now is not being shared generally. It's certainly not in the mainstream of media and mainstream of medicine. I am going to share with you, how do we prevent it? How do we stop the growth of tumours? I know in your mind you have some answers already because we talk about it all the time. But I'm going to give you a formula, a protocol to lower your risk of tumours even growing. They might get started. We live in a world, you fight cancer every day, guys. Your immune system is so super-charged, or at least it should be, to detect any abnormal growth and you want to unleash your immune system to go get and destroy.
So let's talk about that. Let's talk about that. Let's talk about a protocol to put your body into the best position to stop it, okay? Now, I call this a trifecta. What stimulates growth of a tumour? It's a trifecta, unholy trinity. One, estrogen, two, insulin, three, cortisol. Okay, let's break that down. Estrogen, you know all about it, ladies. It makes you a woman. Estrogen makes you a woman. It makes a man a woman, too. Everything I'm going to say about breast cancer, you know what the flip side of the coin is for men, prostate cancer. I said this in the 1970s, prostate cancer and breast cancer are identical cancers. So what happens to women happens to men in a different area. Now, like I said, men it’s not impossible to get breast cancer. Of course it's not. But for all intensive purposes, let's just separate the sexes. Women get breast cancer and men after the age of 50, especially, 1 out of 4 men, it used to be 1 of the 20, 1 out of f men in North America are going to get prostate cancer.
The trifecta that make tumours grow, estrogen, insulin, cortisol. Okay, let's talk. Estrogen, we all know that it's a womanly hormone. Men has some, but they shouldn't have much. A man's dominating hormone is testosterone. But when testosterone goes down, it's like a teeter-totter, testosterone in men goes down, estrogen takes over and it makes things grow, grow, grow, okay? Ladies, estrogen it makes you a woman. Do we want no estrogen? Of course not. But what we don't want is estrogen dominance. Estrogen and progesterone ought to be equal. It's only when you have an imbalance of that where it makes things grow. It makes tumours grow, especially in the breast tissue, because in the breast tissue, ladies, you have receptors in there. They're called estrogen receptors in your breast tissue and they're looking for estrogen, okay? They're looking for estrogen.
So it's very important to keep estrogen in a normal fashion because estrogen will make a tumour grow. Today, we live in a crazy world of estrogen. We're dominated by estrogen today. Why is that? Because of xenoestrogens, mimickers of estrogen. See, your body doesn't know the difference. Oh, there's estrogen. Plastic, oh, those hand sanitizers, those sprays, those air fresheners, all of those things that, oh, they look like estrogen. Your body goes, "Oh, come here, come here." Your breast tissue go, "Come here. Land on me. Please, I love estrogen," because you got estrogen receptors in your breast tissue, ladies. Again, some is good, too much is not good. We live in a chemical infested world. Anything that you can't pronounce looks like estrogen to your body.
They found plastic on Mount Everest, that’s the highest point and they find it in the placentas of little babies. I read an article the other day again about children full, full, full of chemicals. You're not going to get away from it, unless you planned on going with William Shatner and Elon Musk to another planet, you're not going to get away from estrogen. Estrogen is a growth hormone. You got to block it. It's one of the reasons, okay, hear me out, it's one of the reasons I love flaxseed. Why do I like flaxseed? Well, flaxseed is different than any other seed. Don't talk to me about chia or pumpkin seeds or whatever. Don't ask me about that in terms of blocking estrogen, because it doesn't. But flaxseeds do because of lignans. They block estrogen. That's why I like flaxseeds. Ladies, I recommend you use flaxseed. Men, I recommend use flaxseed to protect your prostate. I always say DIM it out, man. DIM out that estrogen, DIM it out, DIM it out.
There actually is a product called DIM. I don't even know how to pronounce the words. It's so long, but it blocks estrogen. We have it in our hormonal formula, a pharmaceutical grade of DIM. It blocks estrogen, extra estrogen. You can't block all estrogen because you need estrogen. But boy, oh boy, we live in an estrogen dominant world today, it's crazy. It's the reason, and this is why it bothers me so much, when you hear nothing about preventing breast cancer, only let's be aware. Wear pink. It bothers me. Women are falling like flies to breast cancer. It's crazy.
This is another pet peeve of mine, okay? I'm just going to say it. The birth control pill, the vast majority of the birth control pills contain estrogen. It just makes you more susceptible. It makes you more susceptible to breast cancer. So estrogen, numero uno. Quit using those chemicals. Oh, when I see them spraying the counters, I go into stores, I go into the restaurants, ah, I want to scream. Stop using that stuff. Take out some vinegar and clean it. Why are you using all those? “Oh yeah, Dr. Martin, it kills 99.9% of all the germs.” I know. But you know what else it does? It fills your body full of estrogen and your breast tissue are going, "Come here, come here. I like that stuff. It's estrogen." It raises my blood pressure, guys.
I feel sorry for women who have been lied to, who are more worried about a virus than they are about breast cancer. It bothers me. Anywho, I promised myself this morning I wasn't going to get excited before I came on. If any of you have ever come to my clinic in my days of practice, I always used to say this to women. I'm a woman's doctor more than men because I was into horror-mones and estrogen can be a horror-mone if it's too much. I used to see it every day, every day, every day in my office, estrogen dominance. I would tell them, "Man, you are susceptible big time to breast cancer and ovarian and uterine, but especially breast tissue because of those receptors."
Number two, number two. Estrogen, number one. Number two, insulin. Insulin is a growth hormone. Insulin is a food hormone. You want to keep it down, down, down because insulin makes things grow. So if you insist on eating crappy carbs and sugars, your insulin is going to go through the roof and it makes things grow. We know about sugar in cancer, that cancer cells, tumour cells look for fuel. They're looking for sugar. They want fuel. Cancer cells are like teenagers. They want sugar and eat often. That's what they do. When Marianne was asking the question, well, it's part of the solution for sure, The Reset, because you're really putting insulin to bed. You don't need a lot of insulin when you're eating eggs, meat and cheese. It'll lower your insulin resistance, guys. I know it sounds simplistic. I know you're not going to hear too much about it. The mainstream media are not interested, guys. They're not interested in prevention. They're interested in detection because they bought the lie of mainstream medicine. Hello? Docs, listen to me. Estrogen and insulin are growth hormones.
Now, the trifecta number three is what? Cortisol. Now, you remember that graph last night for those who were on with us? Do you remember the graph? You have leaky gut and insulin resistance or high circulating insulin, free radical damage, the three seeds of disease creates inflammation, then on top of that inflammation, what pours fuel to the fire is a hormone called cortisol, stress hormone. It was meant to have a part-time job. Don't give it a full-time job. And Ladies, this is just my experience, my taking questionnaires over the years, breast cancer, specifically, cortisol, high stress over a period of time, trauma, stressful family dynamics. You have no idea how many times I heard from a woman that had suffered with breast cancer, and I was going back. "Tell me your story. Tell me your story." "Well, I had to take care of my dad or my mother for years. It was stressful." You wouldn't believe how many times I heard that because, guys listen, breast cancer is a perfect storm.
So that young lady, the governor's wife in Florida, if I was able to unpack her history, if I could unpack her history, unless she is an exception and I don't think so, you would see insulin, estrogen, cortisol, high stress, high stress. Well, she's the governor's wife. That'd be stressful. Oh yeah, they wait on your hand and foot but politics, especially in our day and age, right? Canada, United States. It's supercharged. People hate each other. I'd never seen anything like it. People hate each other. People have no patience. People are mad, angry all the time. I promise you, I only get angry when I see stupidity, okay? I am very sympathetic. I am. I feel sorry when you get lied to and deceived. I can't stand that. I can't. It bothers me. breast cancer, it's a trifecta. It's not genetics. “Oh, my mother had breast cancer.” Well, so what? Because that was the old mantra. It was medicine's mantra, especially in the '80s and the '90s. Oh, it's genetics. No, it's not. It's lifestyle. Genetics are 1, 2%. You can override bad genetics, but not just by praying about it. God gave you a brain, use it, protect yourself, take care of yourself.
Prevention starts with you. Don't wait for the world to start talking about it. They won't do it. There's no money in prevention. You do it. So I talked to you about the trifecta. You got to lower the stress levels. If you had a traumatic event and all that, I certainly don't minimize that. As a matter of fact, I'm very, very conscious of the fact that stress, that cortisol, that inside over a period of time suppresses your immune system, pours gasoline on the inflammation fire and breast cancer is an inflammatory cancer. “Oh, my cells, doc. They did the biopsy. They weren't estrogen receptive.” I used to scream. What? They're always estrogen receptive, some more than others, true. But estrogen, you're a woman. Of course your breast tissue is... That tumour, it wasn't estrogen receptive. You want to bet? Oh. Anyway. You know what else? I should've put it in. I want it to use the word trifecta, okay? I didn't put number four there, only because it didn't fit in with trifecta.
But I believe this with all my heart, because I used to test it all the time. You know what makes you a sitting duck for breast cancer? Estrogen, insulin, cortisol, lack of vitamin D. Yeah. You're low in vitamin D, you are very susceptible to breast cancer. Vitamin D, remember, it does a lot of things. You can't have an immune system that works properly without vitamin D levels. We talked about this even last night, optimizing your vitamin D, vitamin D, VitDerma. You have low levels of vitamin D, you are really susceptible to breast cancer, okay? Your breast tissue, ladies, have a receptor for vitamin D on the good side, okay? It's there to help, vitamin D. I mentioned this last night, when you get your numbers, if you can have your vitamin... Sometimes you got to bring your doctor to the dentist and drill their teeth without anesthetic in order to get your vitamin D levels checked. Oh, that drives me crazy. It's a biomarker. Maybe the most important biomarker, vitamin D. Oh, but it's being attacked today.
So vitamin D in the United States, you want it to be 60 and above. I like the 60 into 100 range for vitamin D in the U.S. of A. In Canada, lowest, lowest that I like is 125. It's 125 to 250 in Canada. I love around the 200s. That really means you've really optimize your vitamin D levels. 90 something percent of people are lower than that in the U.S. and in Canada. They just don't have those levels. They're scared of VitDerma. I'm telling you, if you are low in vitamin D, you're a sitting duck, sitting duck. So trifecta plus one, and actually, plus two. I got to mention this. We'd just finished with this. We've been talking about the new discovery of DHA and destroying tumours, Marianne, DHA. Omega-3, DHA specifically, destroys tumours. It's incredible. I didn't even know it til a couple of months ago. I didn't know that. I love DHA for my brain. I love DHA for my heart. I love DHA for my eyes. Ladies, you ought to love DHA for your bladder. Yeah, you need fat in your bladder. Good fat.
Anyway, I'm telling you, DHA, but I'm not going to spend that much time on that. It just a recent study came out. It's like tumours get droned. I saw pictures of it. Tumours get droned. They got a drone attack from the DHA. I kind of liked that. They explode. You see it in the movies those drones that send the bombs down. Okay. Tomorrow's Question and Answer Friday, okay? So it's not too late to send your questions in. I'll try and get at everyone, really, I will, okay? But it just depends on how many I have, okay, and if I don't pontificate too much. I am going to do a session once. I'm just going to give a short sentence answer. No, I'm not. I can't help myself. Ladies, take care of yourself, okay? Tell your hubby, too, because what I talked about in breast cancer is directly proportional to men because it's a hormonal thing, okay, for prostate cancer. Okay, love you guys. Talk to you soon.
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