899. Q&A with Dr. Martin


Dr. Martin answers questions sent in by our listeners.

Some of today’s topics include:

  • Reoccurring styes
  • Sleep apnea & fat tongue
  • Septic arthritis
  • When insulin is prescribed
  • Progesterone pills
  • Canadian bacon
  • Pigmentation of skin
  • Vitamin D & kidney stones
  • Drinking well water


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Dr. Martin: Welcome Martin to everyone. Welcome to another live this morning. Hope you're having a great start to your day, and we appreciate you coming on with us. And just because I'm in a different location this morning, I would ask you if you can see me, hear me. Oh, okay. Here we go. Here we go with our questions. Okay. Now I think it was Marni that was asking about a child that gets repeated styes in their eyes. So let me answer that question first. Well, what is that? That's bacterial and you know, kids are always touching their eyes and oh, if it's recurring, usually what's happening. There is the immune system isn't really doing what it should do. One of the things that is most important in the immune system, Marty, especially in kids is vitamin a vitamin a remember what I always said, vitamin a is an invisible nos. 

You can't see vitamin a, but it really protects your eyes. Nose, mouth, ears, nose and throat. Nose and ears. Nose and throat especially. Yeah. It protects your ears too. Vitamin a is a key. And a lot of times kids are not getting enough vitamins quite many well adults too. If you have a poor immune system, I always talk about two vitamins, especially vitamin D vitamin viderma, the sun vitamin D. And by the way, let me just say this about vitamin D because there's a story that came up. I think it was informed magazine or whatever. Stop taking vitamin D stop taking vitamin D folks. I have never heard such nonsense in my life. I can show people through the vitamin D council who accumulate studies on vitamin D. I can show people 150 studies that tell you the importance of vitamin D. I'm writing a book right now. 

Sun's steak and steel. Sleep all essays, except one, see coffee, cuz that's going to be in there too. The real vitamin C now. But listen to what I'm saying. When people tell you don't take vitamin D, they really are. I can't get over it. If through the virus, I just wanna say about a therapeutic. They have shown if your vitamin D levels are in a good range, your chances of getting viruses or whatever are almost out the window. Vitamin D is good from your head to your toes now. Okay? I got sidetracked. Vitamin a is only found in the animal kingdom. So when they tell you, you know, carrots are good for you. Yeah. They're good for you. I got no problem with carrots, but carrots are a precursor to vitamin a, their beta Kering. That's not pro retinol, a pro retinol a is only found in the animal kingdom and a lot of children, adults too. 

But let me just talk Marni about your child. A lot of children don't get enough Vitamin a cuz they don't eat enough eggs. They don't eat enough meat and they don't eat enough cheese. Why do you think I love those foods? A lot of people think, well, God you, why do you talk about that all the time? Because that is where your nutrients are. That is where your vitamins are. I'm not saying don't eat from the plant kingdom, but don't think you are getting everything you need from the plant because you can't get vitamin a vitamin a is found in the animal kingdom. You're meant to eat it. Don't let anybody talk you out of it. You need vitamin a, because it's the invisible mouth, the invisible mouse. It's the mask that everyone should be wearing. You can't see it, but it protects your eyes. 

We all know that vitamin E is good for your eyes. Remember when you were a kid, your, your mommy used to say, eat your carrots. It's good for your eyes. Well, they weren't completely wrong because that was a precursor to vitamin a, but the real vitamin a is found in eggs, meat, and cheese. Okay? The multivitamin you should be eating is eggs, meat, and cheese. And when you get recurring styes, it's an immune thing. And cuz kids are always gonna have dirty hands. You can wash your hands a hundred times a day. That's not the point. Look, I'm not telling you not to wash your hands, but don't over wash your hands. We're meant to live with bacteria. We're meant to live with viruses. And if you have a healthy immune system, you got nothing to worry about, honey. Okay. Thanks for the question, Marty. 

We appreciate it. Okay. Let me get to Colleen. I would like to ask Dr. Martin about sleep apnea and fat tongue. Okay. Okay. Well look, she's asking if sleep apnea can be reversed. Well, let me tell you this. What they're showing with sleep apnea. It's insulin resistant. No, you're not going to hear that in the mainstream. You just will not hear it. It's a lack of oxygen going up to the brain when you're sleeping, it's an impairment of oxygen. That's what they say sleep apnea is, but that's not the bottom line. Why do we see so much sleep apnea today compared to when I graduated in 1974, why do we see? So why is it there are sleep clinics almost in every city, in north America? Why is there sleep clinics? People can't sleep. And then they say, oh dude, you weren't breathing and blah, blah, blah. 

That's dangerous. Which I agree by the way. But what is the bottom line? What has changed? You see, I'm a history guy and if in the 1970s we didn't have, I'm sure there was some sleep happen hand, but there's not like there is today. Would we all agree with that? Like, it's you hear so much about people are traveling with their machines. They can't sleep and they'll pull your license. If you don't sleep with your sleep apnea machine, once you got diagnosed, but what's the bottom line. Why insulin, insulin, food, where carbo and people get literally instead of getting fatty liver, which you would have anyways, pretty well. You get fatty tongue, you get a fatty tongue and literally the reset. You know how many thousands of people have done the reset? Why do we have the reset? Because in 30 days you can turn insulin resistance on its head. You can put it into a neutral where it belongs. You can rejig yourselves. You can lose that fatty tongue. 

Yes. There's hope for sleep apnea. I'm not telling you. Please don't go tell everybody Dr. Martin said, get rid of my machine. I didn't say that. What I am saying, get to the bottom line. Why? And when you understand why then you have a treatment for it, you have a treatment for it. You want to reverse insulin resistance because insulin resistance I'm telling you is at the root of almost any chronic disease that you can think of any of. So thanks Colette for that. 

Okay, Susan, my mother has been off Metformin cuz we talked about that the other day. Didn't we Metformin for five years now. She would like to know how long it takes for the chemicals to leave the body. Well look not long, probably about three or four weeks. Depending if you're on probiotics, it will take garbage outta your body. Now it doesn't take long to get rid of that outta your tissue. But now look, we talked about Metformin the other day. Why, why did we do that? Because they were finding that Metformin was really good for bipolar. So think about this for a minute. Okay. And again, I didn't say this was a study that is showing that Metformin off-label can be a treatment for bipolar disorder and they say it's quite effective. Well, why is that? What does Metformin do? 

It lowers blood sugar. And again, all I tell you is when I hear that, why don't we do the natural way and change our diets? The problem is with bipolar and it's like this with depression. What I found over the years, one of the problems that I saw in a practical way is a lack of compliance. I was talking yesterday to a mental health practitioner and we were talking about this, about the diet. And you know, it was interesting because he was very knowledgeable and was big time into nutrition. Big time. He didn't really know me before this conversation, but we had a good chat about mental health and he was aware of this new study on Metformin and mental health. And, and you know what? He didn't quite understand because his background wasn't nutrition, even though he is very interested in it is why was Metformin effective? 

I told him why, because it's fixing the underlying condition or at least helping, because I've always said that when it comes to bipolar, you really gotta change people's diet. And the problem with that, and he agreed with this was the problem is with conformity, cuz he understood the importance of food, the importance of exercise in mental health. We talked about that perfect agreement, but he said, the problem is is whether they conform to it. Whether they actually do it, we set up programs, but will they do it? Yeah, that's the key. You can bring a horse to water, but you can't necessarily make them drink it. But at least if you have information and I used to be in my office, that's why I love the 30 day program. Cuz I said, look, can you do 30 days? Give me a month of your life. 

Give me one month of your like, trust me for a month. You came to see me now you need to trust me. I'm going to give you a protocol. I want you to go home and follow it. You have any questions we're gonna be with you. We're gonna pump your tires up. When you get discouraged, we'll be with you all the way, but you need to start the program because there's no magic pill. And Metformin's not a magic pill because if you don't change your diet, you're not fixing the underlying problem. Again, here we are with bipolar. And guess what? It's insulin resistance that eating bad brain. Okay. Thanks for the question Susan and Joyce. I wonder what and how does septic arthritis develop? And there are any supplements to help it go away. Well look, when you look at septic arthritis, any kind of arthritis, we've done many podcasts on anything, itis in infection, which can be acute or polymyalgia rheumatica, which is again another it's an autoimmune. 

The body turns on itself, septic arthritis. It starts usually in the gut leaky gut leaky joints. And so you want to fix leaky gut pro bys and don't feed the bears. Whenever you get leaky gut, you're gonna get yeast into the bloodstream and you wanna stop feeding the bears. Don't give them any food and sugar and crappy carbohydrates are the worst thing for inflammation. The worst thing to feed yeast, cuz yeast loves to travel through the blood loves joints, loves the brain. We talked about that yesterday. Think before whatever with heavy metals, how do heavy metals get into your tissue? They're transported by yeast, fungal Canda. So get rid of that. Get rid of your fungal infection cuz at the end of the day, that's what leaky gut brains to your, your joints or your skin. Okay? Thank you for the question. We appreciate it. Joyce.

Sherry, could you please clarify why some diabetics are put on insulin mother? This is different. Once you are officially a diabetic, you know what that means? It means that your insulin's not working anymore. Your pancreas is not secreting insulin properly. Now your blood sugars are in dangerous zones. Insulin's not doing the job to take your sugar outta your bloodstream. That's what it means, Sherry. Okay. So it's different in a way it starts with insulin resistance, bad eating, bad eating sugar, carbs, sugar carbs, crappy carbs. Okay. And you get insulin resistance. Your cells go, huh? I can't stand. You're always sending insulin around and your cells resistant. And what that means is the more and more they resist, but insulin's got a job to do. It doesn't care. If it gets resistant, it will just pour out more and more and more till it can't do it anymore. 

That's what diabetes is. Diabetes is insulin resistance gone. AOK there's a point that now insulin can't keep up and sugar stays in the bloodstream, which can till you. And then they give you insulin. They usually start with Metformin and insulin one or the other. And then when you're bad, they give you insulin and look, medicine does wonderful things. And one of them is insulin. It can save people's life, especially in type one diabetic. But the question is, and I get what you're getting at is why are they giving insulin when insulin's the bad guy? Well, insulin's the bad guy. When you make it. The bad guy, insulin never is a bad guy. If it's controlled, if you don't use it too much because you need insulin, you can't live without insulin. And that's why type one die by is an autoimmune disease that their pancreas doesn't produce insulin properly. 

So that's different. But the diet is still the same because they don't get along with carbs. When you insist on eating sugars and carbs, this is why I tell people, if you have diabetes, you have allergy, right? How many times have I said that a million, you have an allergy to carbs. You gotta get rid of them. You body does not metabolize carbohydrates or sugars, but medicine doesn't teach that. They just give you insulin. You know? And if, and if there's any nutrition talk, they send you to a dietician says, well you need sugar cuz your brain won't live without sugar. And you, you know, you need some sugar, just, you know, drink orange juice. And I scream, why am I screaming? Because I get a headache. Why do I get a headache? Cuz it's stupid. 

If you have an allergy to something, why would you give that? You can't break down carbohydrates. If you wanna put diabetes into remission, you gotta get off the carbs. It's amazing what happens. That's why the reset. Remember reset was set up originally at the Martin clinic for what to put diabetics into remission. And when I did it with hundreds, then thousands, I wrote a book and then I started putting people with high blood pressure people with cardiovascular disease. I started the people, putting people that had, cancer or were worried about cancer. I started putting people with horror hormones, all on the reset, reset, reset, reset. But originally it was for diabetes originally. I was looking away to put a person into remission where they would turn their lives around and it worked. Thank you very much. Sherry.

Sandy, what are Dr. Martin's thoughts of progesterone pills? Well, I love progesterone. Here's the problem. I like bioidentical progesterone. I don't like synthetic progesterone. Okay. Cause that's where they make these synthetic hormones. Okay. Estrogen and progesterone. But I I'm a big fan of progesterone. Of course. I love progesterone. I love estrogen too. If it's balance, I'm a big guy on balance. I never gave a patient EST surgeon ever, but I'm a big guy on elevating progesterone levels for sure. Because that's a big problem today. That's why I created the menopause formula. It's to elevate progesterone, but I like progesterone.I just don't like synthetic progesterone, cuz it's usually made from horses here. What? Yeah. How do you think they make the birth control pill? 

Deb does Canadian bacon have the same nutritional goodness as regular bacon? For sure. They're both great. Eat your bacon. They always argue with me like bacon. Ooh. That's so bad for you. It is processed. But listen to this. I said, do you like olive oil? Oh, well for sure. Olive of oil is good for you. It's part of the Mediterranean diet. I said, you know what makes olive of oil good for you? Uh, I, I, I don't know. I said the oil. Yeah. I said, well, what's in that oil. Uh, I don't know. I said, well it's so oleic acid. That's what makes olive oil good for you? I said, guess what's in bacon. And they look at me like I got two heads oleic cast. And I said, I like bacon better than olive oil because you get the oil. Plus you get saturated fat, which is satisfied fat, which is very good for you. You get Ole acid, you get saturated fat, you get protein and bacon tastes better than olive oil. True or false. True. Well give your kids bacon. Not olive oil. They won't like olive oil, but they sure will like bacon. 

Is it good for you? It's a hundred percent. And you, you like Canadian bacon? Yeah, me too. I like it. I love bacon. Somebody said to me, Don. Right? I get sick of bacon. I don't understand that. I don't understand. What do you mean? You get sick of it? I've been drinking coffee since my teenage years. I love coffee. I never get sick of it. What do you mean you get sick of I've been eating bacon since I'm knee high to a grasshopper. I don't get sick of bacon. I love bacon. And when you find out how good it is for you, why wouldn't you eat it? If you like it it's like eggs only have had on cholesterol. Oh, do you like eggs? Yeah. Why would you get sick of it? I've been eating eggs all my life. I don't even limit it. Why would I limit it? I like it when I'm full. I don't eat anymore. How's that? Okay. Thank you very much, Deb. 

Andrea, what causes white pigmentation on the skin? Well, look, there's a couple of things. Usually anything on the skin. Okay. Anything on the skin look inside out. It's always, it's never just superficial unless it's a bump bite. Okay? No, but pigmentation look inside your skin is your largest organ. It's what you see. But it is a reflection of what's going on inside the body. And again, where you want to look primarily is in the gut because your gut is the home of most of your microbiome and you need a healthy microbiome. If you wanna have healthy skin. So I would start right there. Andrea start with leaky gut, fix the leaky gut. A lot of times you have a fungal yeast or Canda all the same going through your body. You don't realize it. Now the other thing that can pigment your skin is insulin. 

Yes, insulin resistance. And when people are diabetic or even in a prediabetic state, they can have pigmentation on their skin fix insulin. I know I sound like a broken record. I know I sound like a broken record, but I will repeat and repeat and rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat that's me because when you find the solution to these things and I'm a big guy, primarily first of all, food, and I'm very big on probiotics. I'm very big. The skin vitamin D vitamin Derma. Okay. 

Cindy says my nature path says hi, vitamin D values will cause kidney stones. Well look, look, I love nature paths. Okay? But kidney stones do not come from vitamin D. You think they do, but they don't. If you listen to traditional medicine, they come from, uh, vitamin D. It's terrible for you. Another reason not to take vitamin D cause it will cause kidney stones. 

Well, no. Okay. No. Here are the causes of kidney stones. Okay? Dehydration sugar, especially fructose. Cause kidney stones, you're drinking too much sugar. So that's a huge, huge cause. OSE. And you know what? The other thing that causes kidney stones, dehydration fructose sugar, thirdly, you know what causes kidney stones very important. You understand this kidney stones are caused by oxalates oxalates. You know what oxalates are. They come from veggies. Oxalates. You're not a rabbit. When you live on solid, you get oxalates. 75% of kidney stones are oxalates. 25% of them are uric acid stones. And that's caused by fructose and dehydration is a factor. So I beg to differ with your natural path. I beg to differ in all due respect to them because they're listening to the traditional nonsense. That's out there and it's nonsense. People are not lined up in the hospitals because they're getting kidney stones. Oh, I know why you're getting kidney stones. You're taking too much vitamin D it's nonsense. I'm sorry. It's nonsense. 

Okay. Now, what are the pros and cons of well water? Well, I like, well water that's natural spring water. You know, I would filter water because the problem with well water at times can be heavy metals can be in it, depends what the soil is like around it. But one thing about, well, water, it is full of minerals and it's very good for you, but I would do, uh, a filter of it to make sure you're getting rid of heavy metals. If there's any heavy metal, you can have your water tested for that. Get it tested. If it's not showing anything, then I just don't know a better water. That's what I love about spring water, natural spring water. Well water. You got well water. 

That's good water. Hey man. You know me in H2O I love water. Water's good for you. So all I'm saying is enjoy and get a check, make sure. And if you need to do a filter of it, then put a filter on it, get it checked for bacteria content and that kind of thing. But it's tremendous water, tremendous water because the more minerals there are in the water, the better the water is. It's just as simple as that. Okay. And I realize today you can have all sorts of different kinds of water. Don't go spend a lot of money on water. Okay. Don't but you can put a pinch of salt in water and you've got mineral water. Okay. Nice for the question. 

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