795. False Advertising


In the last episode, Dr. Martin talked about dessert for breakfast and how eating cereal is exactly like that. Today he shares a lawsuit where Kellogg’s in the US has agreed to pay a $30 million fine for misleading consumers with false health claims.

Dr. Martin has been claiming for years that cereal companies have been duping the population. This is a bit of retribution, but Dr. Martin thinks the fine should be $30 billion for all the damage that has been caused.

Join Dr. Martin in this episode as he talks about false advertising and shares a few more health articles that he flagged.


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Dr. Martin:  Well, good afternoon everyone and hope you're having a great start to your day. What I'm going to do today, these are health articles. I think there's one study in there. These are more health articles that I sort of flagged them the last few days. Want to talk about a little bit here. So I'm reading some health articles. I think you'll find it interesting. Why not start with a follow up to, don't have dessert for breakfast? So that podcast, don't have to dessert for breakfast, is a big, big problem in our society today. We are used to having dessert. And one of the worst culprits is the cereal companies. They have completely convinced people that their cereal is good for you, but you're really starting the day with dessert. Imagine giving your kid dessert.

Now listen to this. This is a follow up on the podcast, but here's the headline, something that I flagged on the weekend. Kellogg's agrees to pay $30 million fine in a lawsuit in San Francisco, California. And the $30 million lawsuit, they're going to pay 30 million, I think it should be 30 billion in my opinion. But they're going to pay on false claims, misleading consumers. I'm only reading the article. Here's where they got caught. Raisin bran, we talked about that the other day, 16 grams of added sugars in Raisin bran. False claim, misleading consumers, Raisin bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Smart Start and Krave cereals must stop using the phrases like wholesome, healthy, nutritious, and remove the phrase lightly sweetened or no high fructose corn syrup. So Kellogg's has agreed to pay a $30 million fine in a lawsuit in San Francisco for doing what I told you they do. They dupe the population.

I'll tell you one of the most popular parts of the grocery store is the cereal section. And Dr. Martin, moi, I get a headache when I go through there because I get uptight when I see all these cereals and people loading up their carts with cereals. Especially guys, where I really get uptight about it, is when you feed this to kids. I was in practice long enough to know that we have a crisis amongst children, fatty liver disease amongst children, diabesity, amongst children, and ADD and ADHD, cognitive disorders amongst children. And at the root of it is dessert for breakfast. Imagine starting your day with that nonsense.

And finally, somebody caught them and there's a little bit of pushback. And I like that. They're being held accountable to some extent. So the follow up on don't eat dessert for breakfast. Guys, is breakfast the number one meal of the day? Well, that's debatable. I know there's nutritional gurus that say you absolutely should start your day eating breakfast, don't do intermittent fasting and whatever, it's your most important meal. I was never big on it being your most important meal. I believe that every meal is important. It depends on what you're eating. But I've been bothered by the fact that people have been duped by the food industry, don't eat bacon and eggs.

I used to tell parents who come in with their kids, "Do you like bacon? You like bacon? You like eggs? Yeah. You like sausages? Yeah. Well eat that."You want your brain to have a good start of the day? Then eat that. Oh yeah? Yeah. You like that? Yeah. I love that. Okay, well then eat that." No cereal. What? No cereal. Even oatmeal, no. No Cheerios, no Frosted flakes. No Corn Flakes, no Rice Krispies. No Frosted Mini-Wheats, no Shredded Wheat. Don't eat that stuff because you're starting your day with sugar and your brain is going to crash and you are going to start bouncing off walls. You're the canary in the coal mine. So this is just a follow up. I'm glad I saw this because I'm glad that there's been some pushback because for years they've gotten away with saying this a healthy choice. They put a heart on the box so that if you eat this stuff, you know you're going to have a heart attack. Don't eat this stuff.

So now they can't use phrases like wholesome, healthy, and nutritious. Wow. I give the judge credit. Okay? Now this is more of a survey, but they're saying that men, so this is news headline number two, testosterone is going down dramatically in men these days. Low testosterone. Across the board in North America, men are lower in testosterone than they ever have since they've been recording. Average testosterone levels in men. Now, they didn't have to do a survey if they would've asked me, if they would've listened to some of my podcasts. I talk about that, that men have more estrogen than their wives at 50 years old. They have more womanly hormone than their wives have at 50 years old. That's not good.

Men are not men anymore. Especially when they hit around the age 50. Now, I'm going to tell you something else. When I talked to you in the previous little segment about cereal, we're going to have a pile of boys with diabesity that are not going to be men at all because sugar, honey destroys testosterone. Okay? Destroys testosterone. I'm going to tell you another reason that men are so low in testosterone. You know why? Because men that take statin drugs... Do you know where testosterone gets me? Now, ladies, the reason I'm not making you aware so much, testosterone for you, it's obviously not the most important. A woman, when it comes to their hormones, and women every once in a while, they send me blood work and they go, "Doc, would you comment on my testosterone levels?" I don't care. The only reason that you would have high testosterone is if your estrogen takes off. Yeah. So women that have acne, women that have hairs under their chinny, chin, chin, they get that because their estrogen has taken off and that elevate their testosterone.

Now, men will have low levels of testosterone when they have high levels of estrogen. So estrogen, high in women, will elevate their testosterone. Estrogen, high in a man, will lower their testosterone. And men, by and large at 50 in this day and age, have a big problem because their testosterone is sinking like the Titanic. And no testosterone, no strength, no stamina, very little sex drive. It's not normal. Now, another reason, again, let me go back to the statin drugs. Men who take statin drugs, they lower their cholesterol. Yeah. Isn't that what statin drugs are supposed to do, doc? Well, that's what they are made for, but that's not good because when you lower your cholesterol... Can I just mention something? Do you know where testosterone is made? It's made in your mitochondria, mostly, for men.

What is mitochondria? Well, your battery packs for your cells. And men make testosterone there with cholesterol. So when you lower your cholesterol, you're lowering your testosterone, sir. Not good. Not good. But when medicine insists on lowering testosterone, they're looking for love in all the wrong places, it's not the right thing to do, why in the world do you want to lower your cholesterol? You don't want to lower your cholesterol. You want to raise your cholesterol. You want to lower your triglycerides. And when your triglycerides are high, you're going to have low levels of testosterone. What happens in the liver, what happens in the mitochondria, are really important for men. Look, this is not in the article. I'm just giving you some background of the headline. Headline is Testosterone Levels In Men Has Plummeted. That's the word used. Testosterone Levels In Men Have Plummeted. I'm telling you why. The article didn't say why. I'm telling you why. Statin, drugs, sugar, too much estrogen.

Men need muscle. Ladies do too. Men need more of it. There's a reason you want to stay strong, sir. You want muscle because the more muscle you have, the more you're going to put out that ATP coming out of the mitochondria. It's one of the reasons that we talk about vitamin E so much. Vitamin exercise and the best exercise is weights, resistant exercises. Sir, elevate your testosterone. Hey, you know what? People think of testosterone, ah, again, it's sex or whatever. Nah, it's stamina. Your heart, sir, needs testosterone. A woman's heart doesn't need testosterone, a man's heart needs testosterone to be strong. Your brain, sir, needs testosterone to work properly. It is an important hormone.

You know another reason that you're going to have low testosterone? Your diet, statin drugs, lack of exercise, low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is really important, that and cholesterol, to increase your testosterone. Vitamin D, we talk about it all the time. Viderma, very, very important. Okay? Very important, men, for your overall health. Don't have a fatty liver. How do you get fatty liver? Sugar, crappy carbs. The liver is full. You're going to lower your T, testosterone. Okay? I saw that headline and I say, I'm going to pontificate a little bit on it.

Here is an interesting article that I'll comment on for a few minutes here. What used to be rare 100 years ago in terms of these diseases. This is interesting if you look at the history of mankind and you look at diseases that were quite rare 100 years ago. Okay? Now not infections, not viruses, not bacteria. They weren't rare. That's been around since man has been around. But these things are rare. One, heart disease. Do you know that? 100 years ago, it was quite rare. Not that nobody ever had a heart problem. Of course, there was. But it wasn't a catastrophe like it is today, where we have heart disease, the number one killer still in North America. Let's be honest about it, we're not very good with heart disease. We're just not. We're just not.

And again, it's because we're going down the wrong road. We're looking at we got to give you medication when it comes to your heart. From high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Guys, it's looking for love in the wrong places. High blood pressure is a symptom, it's not the cause of anything. It's a symptom of something. Usually, nine out of 10 times, people don't eat right. When you eat a lot of sugar, you put a lot of stress on your kidney, there's vasoconstriction that occurs and your blood vessels are in trouble, and you have resistance.

Now, the other thing is triglycerides. Again, fat balls floating through your blood vessels. Everybody should know this. Doctors don't even know it. And I'll tell you another one is dehydration, water. Water is a big issue with high blood pressure. But heart disease was rare 100 years ago. It really was. Cancer was rare. Again, was there cancer? Yes, there was cancer. But it was rare. Now, look, you know me and food. And I understand we got environmental factors. Since World War II, there's been what, is it 100,000 new chemicals? Most of them in our homes, you can't get away from it. You got plastic on Mount Everest to the placenta. From the top up in the world to the smallest little baby, you got plastic. You ain't getting away from it.

I was reading an article the other day. All these masks, a lot of them made out of plastic, and just billions and billions of masks that are discarded. But anyway, all I'm saying is the world has changed. Here's another one that was part of this article that kind of interests me. It said macular degeneration. Well, you know what? Whenever it comes to your eyeballs, think circulation. That's why diabetics have so much trouble with their eyes. From cataracts to glaucoma, to macular degeneration, to blindness. Guy, circulation. I used to love looking in behind the eye. I'd get in there and look into a person's eye and get right in there and look. And all I could see, I mean it's not all you can see, but one of the things you will see is a lot of blood supply.

You see these little capillaries, the 401, the 407, the 417. And you know what? The first thing that gets hit when your blood sugar goes up, are blood vessels telling you folks, if you want to save your eyes, if you want to save your eyes, you need good circulation in your eyes. Diabetics, prediabetics, high insulin resistance and all those things are your eyes' enemies. Cataracts, I'm telling you. These are circulatory problems starting off. Even glaucoma, it's a circulation problem. I know there's pressure there, but the blood vessels can't bring in enough blood supply. Okay?

Now let me give you one more and we'll close with this today. This is an article that I read, it's a scientific report, and there seems to be some implication with Alzheimer's and bacteria. Now let me read it to you, then we'll talk about it. Bacteria traveling from the nose to the brain could be implicated in Alzheimer's. Okay? So that's the story, bacteria traveling from your nose to your brain could be implicated in Alzheimer's.

Now, I want you to think of two things. Okay? So it's a little bit of a test. Ask questions. Okay? A good teacher is going to ask questions to make sure you're thinking. Okay? Now, listen, I want you to think about two things. If this is true, bacteria traveling from the nose to the brain could be implicated in Alzheimer's, do I believe that? It may be a factor. I'm not saying it's not a factor. But you know what? I tell you, I'm betting on diet much more because they were calling Alzheimer's, remember, type three diabetes. You want to destroy your brain? Be a bad eater. Okay? That's numero uno. And it's not genetics. "Oh, my dad had Alzheimer's." That doesn't mean you're getting it. You can override bad genetics with a good diet.

But let's talk about this for a second. For those folks, especially, who watch me all the time, two important factors that would prevent a bacteria in your nose, traveling to the brain, especially the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain, what two things will help to prevent that from happening? So I'm waiting to see two things. Now all answers are good. So don't be shot. Put up a little answer here. Corey. Corey, I love you. Corey said vitamin D and vitamin A. Now wait a minute. Who said probiotic? Elaine, you're absolutely right. Mary, omega-3 in the brain. Yep, yep, yep. You guys are smarter than the average bear. Probiotics, Kelly. Donna, vitamin C and D. Do you mean coffee, Donna, when you say vitamin C? Shirley, okay. Janice, DHA. Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep. Okay. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I should have said three things. Nativity, probiotics. Absolutely.

Milika, probiotic. You got it. And Lisa, Mary oil of oregano. You know what, Mary, I got to give you credit there, yes, yes. Denise, D and DHA. Susan, probiotic. You guys I'm telling you, you know more about nutrition than almost everybody that I know. I mean it. Maria, Donna, Navitol. Yeah, it crosses the blood brain barrier. I love that. Okay. Navitol. And let me just see, I'm going to look at a couple of more, and then we'll close this up. Veeris is we watching, but I don't know if you're giving me an answer. Okay. Diet. Barbara, absolutely diet. Absolutely. Janice, our brain formula. I like that. Okay. Joanne, probiotic and vitamin D. Sharon, probiotics, oil of oregano. You guys are so smart. Okay. Vitamin A for sure. Why? Because vitamin A, remember is the invisible mask. Every day, your invisible mask. You don't have to wear a mask, but wear an invisible one. Okay?

I told somebody the other day they want to wear their mask. I said, "Well, go ahead. If you want to wear a mask that makes you feel better, go ahead." I said, "I've got mine on." And they're looking at me like, "You do?" I said, "Yeah, well, I wear it every day. I wear it and it goes over my eyes too." And she said, "I can't see it." I said, "It's invisible." And she thought I was pulling her leg. And I said, "No, I'm not pulling your leg. I wear a mask every day. It's called vitamin A." It's the best invisible mask. So anybody that said vitamin A, you're right. Oil of oregano, Uh huh (affirmative), Uh huh (affirmative), Uh huh (affirmative). There's nothing better as an antibiotic, natural antibiotic, than oil of oregano. That's why I like the SinuCleanse. I like oil of oregano spray. I like the throat spray. Put it in your sinuses.

I call it spray and pray. Because once you spray it in your sinuses, you're going to have to pray. Okay? I mean, most people. It's pretty miserable. Oil of oregano is the right answer. Vitamin D. Vitamin D, it protects. It gets your natural killer cells that will get after your natural killer cells, your T cells, your Navy Seals. They need vitamin D. If anybody said that, you guys said it, you're right. The other one was probiotics. Why? Why probiotics? Why? Leaky gut, leaky brain. You know what we found out about the blood brain barrier? Guys, when I was in school in the '70s, the blood brain barrier, we didn't know anything about it. We knew that certain medications went across the blood brain barrier, but they didn't know how it worked. They didn't know nothing. But we know today that the same barrier, the microbiome, the blood brain barrier is a bacterial barrier.

Friendly bacteria, not letting any bad bacteria that would come from your nose to travel up through the trigeminal nerve or whatever to get into your brain. It won't let it happen when you have probiotics. Yes, yes, yes, you guys are so smart. Probiotics, vitamin A, vitamin D. How do you get vitamin A, by the way? Vitamin S, steak. steak gives you a zinc too, doesn't it? Yeah. So you guys, I'm telling you, I'm telling you, beautiful. You got it. Don't let anything get across that blood brain barrier, guys. Okay? You don't want any of that bacteria. But if you corrected leaky gut, you corrected leaky brain.

So guys, good, good, good for you. I'm telling you, we got the smartest audience in the podcast world, is the one I'm talking to right at this moment. You guys are the smartest. I'm not kidding you. I mean it. And who else test you like I do? Close your books, I'm giving you a test. You guys take in and you answer and you're smart. I love it. But really, when you think of what I'm trying to do here, what am I trying to do? What is my goal? It's to educate you, right? These are educational podcasts. That's what I'm up to. Okay? That's my goal.

My son said it to me years ago, "Dad, I'm going to take you out of private practice and we're going to get you in front of thousands, if not millions of people a year, about 50,000 to 60,000 people a week." He said, "Dad, you can't do that in your private practice. Go out and teach." Okay. Okay, son. He's my boss. I have to listen to him. I got two bosses, my wife, I learned that 49 years ago, and my son. I have to listen. Okay? Guys, we love you dearly and will talk to you soon. Okay.

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