Today’s podcast is a recording of our weekly LIVE Q&A!!
It’s a session with BOTH Dr.Martin Sr and Jr where they answer the questions sent in by you!!
This week’s session includes questions about:
Tune in to hear the questions and answers!!
TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S EPISODE
Dr.Martin Jr: Go ahead Brandi.
Brandi: Lucy says, at night my feet tingle, and it’s hard to fall asleep. What is that from?
Dr.Martin Jr: Two main reasons. One would be neurological, such as an actual compression. Sometimes when you lie down on your back, it can cause a little bit of a compression on those big [00:27:00] psychotic nerves, which can cause a little bit of tingling. The other thing is, it’s metabolic, which is more likely. Unless you have a history of an injury or spinal history or stenosis or something like that, which is definitely possible. Then it could be metabolic. It could be B12 for sure. One of the most important things I would do for that would be B12, no question.
And then you also want to do like my dad mentioned earlier, raise nitric oxide [00:27:30] levels. B12 will help with that, but I would use something for endothelial dysfunction. So I would use something like NovoTAL, which has pine bark extract, which is very good for that. And then I would use, again, for conduction regions, I would use stuff like DHA, and those kinds of things. But those are the two usually the main causes for that. Anything else dad?
Dr.Martin Sr: It’s usually a sign you’re on the Titanic.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah, a hundred percent.
Dr.Martin Sr: Tony Junior said, if it’s not coming from your spine [00:28:00] or mechanically, even those early neurological things are often metabolic. And you guess what? You have metabolic syndrome, change your diet and do all that stuff.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. Because that could be an indication that you’re becoming diabetic or you have some kind of neuropathy going on. Go ahead Brandi.
Brandi: Angie says, I just had a stomach scope and they are doing a biopsy for H pylori. It shows I have stomach irritation. [00:28:30] What do you recommend besides probiotic? I follow keto for years.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. My dad will have a lot to say on H pylori in a minute. So for irritation of the stomach you want, again, irritations, don’t just spontaneously show up, something over all this time has to be creating an irritation in the gut that they can actually see that on a scope of some kind where they can see the inflammation. I like things like mucilages, stuff like slippery elm bark, [00:29:00] like marshmallow root extract. Those are the things that we put in our IBS formula because it helps coat those kinds of things. Some people like aloe vera for that stuff. There are things that you should be doing. Again, figure out what that irritation is from, what’s causing it. Dad, I’ll let you talk about H pylori because you’ve-
Dr.Martin Sr: Well, H pylori probably if the truth be known, it’s about 90% of the population already have it. It just sits there [00:29:30] and is very dormant most of the time. If it gets activated, it can create ulcers and other things in the stomach. But again, H pylori, it just don’t come out of nowhere. Usually I find it and this is just me, I find that if you’re not a good eater, you’re much more susceptible to get H pylori. It has everything to do with your digestive tract. Insulin [00:30:00] has a major effect on your digestive tract. Cortisol has a major effect on your digestive tract. It’s amazing what stress does to suppress your immune system and your digestive tract.
Look, you’re doing the right thing with probiotics, for sure. Change the diet. Look, if you have to take it in, like sometimes a doctor will put you on antibiotics, just make sure that if you do get [00:30:30] antibiotics for H pylori, I don’t particularly like it. Not that I’m against antibiotics, but for H pylori, I don’t like it. I’d rather you do it in a natural sense. Look, our digestive enzyme has oil of Oregano and it has thyme. You know what? That’ll kill the H pylori. I mean, it’s made for that. So I’d rather you do it naturally, but listen, if you do take an antibiotic, then make sure you’re doubling [00:31:00] up your probiotics so that you don’t get up fungus, candida or whatever afterwards. But look to the things that we just talked about.
Dr.Martin Jr: So when the MRI unit was first discovered and people were starting to get MRI for everything back pain related. What happened was they ended up doing a ton of surgeries because everybody had a bulging disc. They did a lot of surgeries after. [00:31:30] And then what was happening was people were still having back pain because what they found out after doing a lot of MRIs is that most people have some kind of a bulging disc as asymptomatic, it’s just normal for them.
H pylori to me is one of these things that a lot of times when they don’t quite know what’s going on with the stomach, because almost everybody has H pylori, they start blaming it for everything. And then they go and kill something that may not even be a problem in the first place. I think H pylori [00:32:00] would be one of those things that we look back on and say, eh. For most people, asymptomatic, no big deal, that wasn’t the cause of their symptoms. But in the meantime, this is where we’re at, when it comes to H pylori. It reminds me of the MRI unit when it first came out a long time ago. All right. Go ahead Brandi.
Brandi: Angela says, what do you suggest is a good combo to be proactive to colon cancer?
Dr.Martin Jr: To be proactive for colon cancer? Like do they have colon cancer or they don’t want [00:32:30] to get colon cancer?
Brandi: It doesn’t say. Just proactive.
Dr.Martin Jr: Colon cancer is on the rise big time. It’s on the rise big time. It’s one of those cancers that’s just like skyrocketing. Again, if you look at what’s changed in society ever since the colon cancers and all these kinds of cancers that have come up like lung cancer, there’s not more people smoking. There’s less people smoking and lung cancer is on the rise. Why is that? Because [00:33:00] it has to do again with high circulating insulin.
For a lot of these cancers, it’s high circulating insulin that’s causing a free radical damage to these parts, it’s destroying the mitochondria, creating inflammation. If you look at the colon, in my opinion, it’s high circulating insulin that’s causing a lot of it. And these crappy, undigestible vegetable oils, processed foods. So to be proactive, [00:33:30] food-wise if you control your insulin, you stop eating a diet high and this crappy vegetable oil stuff, and then you make sure that your bowels are healthy with probiotics. Make sure your food’s getting digested with digestive enzymes, and you exercise and your stress level is okay, you’re controlling cortisol, to me that’s the best way to be proactive when it comes to a lot of cancers.
Dr.Martin Sr: Yup. And [00:34:00] the gut, Vitamin D.
Dr.Martin Jr: Vitamin D. Yeah. A hundred percent.
Dr.Martin Sr: It’s just a common denominator on all cancers. All cancers. People have very low levels of Vitamin D generally in the world today. Very low levels. Why? The bogeyman is the sun.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. We’re scared of the sun. All right. Go ahead Brandi.
Brandi: Dan says, I don’t have a gallbladder and take digestive enzymes with bile and numb. [00:34:30] Your digestive enzymes don’t have bile. Would they still work for someone without a gallbladder?
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. Yeah. So Ox bile extract is which a lot of people take. Is just one way to do things. We’ve built our enzyme formula little differently for reasons, but yes, a hundred percent. There’s no question. And a lot of times, I mean, obviously we’re huge fans of our digestive enzymes. [00:35:00] We’ve over the years we think of almost perfected a good formula when it comes to it because of the effect poor enzymes have in terms of leaky gut. So we have a kind of a combination of stuff in there. But if you’re feeling good on a digestive enzyme, I mean, that’s awesome. I mean, that’s for sure, go on, but no, you can take our enzymes, it will help for sure.
Dr.Martin Sr: I mean, you could [00:35:30] go down a whole rabbit trail of why we see so much gallbladder problems today. Again, it’s an epidemic and there’s a lot of reasons. It’s almost 90 to 10 percent, 90% of people that get their gallbladders removed are women. Well, there’s a reason for that. And a lot of it is nutrition by the way.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. A lot [00:36:00] of it is insulin affects their estrogen, which affects their progesterone, gallbladder, that whole connection.
Dr.Martin Sr: Yup. And they don’t eat enough fat.
Dr.Martin Jr: No, no.
Dr.Martin Sr: Your gallbladder is a reservoir for bile and-
Dr.Martin Jr: It’s just an exercise. It’s meant to be used.
Dr.Martin Sr: Yup. Meant to be used. And we don’t use it, women in your chicken and salad.
Dr.Martin Jr: What’s amazing is that, so a lot [00:36:30] of times the body works on a principle, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. It used to be that if somebody broke a leg or something, they were casted forever. And then you take the cast off and one leg is a quarter of the size of the other. You had this massive amount of muscle atrophy going on. Even with surgeries now, they get people up moving quickly because if you don’t use it, you lose it. It’s the same thing.
The treatment of injuries is way more aggressive today than it used to be because it needs to be, the body responds to that [00:37:00] much better. It’s the same thing with organs. When you don’t use an organ for a while or your dietary way of eating kind of eliminates the use of that organ. Well guess what happens? That organ breaks down, it gets defective. It starts to back up. It has all these issues. And that’s a big issue when it comes to gallbladder for a lot of people. And the end result of that is when they do start to switch their diet around or something, their gallbladder just starts to give them a whole whack of issue. But to answer the question, yeah our enzymes can [00:37:30] help with that. Go ahead Brandi
Brandi: Emily wants to know your opinion on chronic pancreatitis.
Dr.Martin Sr: Well, good. I’m glad you asked because if you guys would have allowed me, I would have talked all things gallbladder, but remember what your gallbladder, it’s got a duct going right into your pancreas. Like the pancreatitis, [00:38:00] that’s another thing we see. It’s in incredible, the amount of pancreatitis and even pancreatic cancer, which was so rare 50 years ago, it was like, it never happens. And today, like it is a scourge in society, but pancreatitis is, when I talk about … You guys know my expression.
When I say, when you’re fasting without fasting, [00:38:30] by doing the reset, you’re sending your pancreas to Hawaii on a holiday. I tell that. Give it a 30 day holiday, because when you’re not eating crappy carbs and sugars, your pancreas, it’s not like it’s not working. It’s just, it doesn’t work any overtime at all and it gets its rest. The problem is we eat too frequently. I mean, that was an old, you got to eat [00:39:00] every couple of hours and we eat too frequently. You’re always secreting insulin, we’re eating crappy carbohydrates and sugars and the pancreas is paying an enormous price. It creates enormous inflammation of the pancreas and it affects your liver. It affects your gallbladder. It’s food, man. It’s food.
Dr.Martin Jr: It’s funny because we get this question a lot as well about … [00:39:30] At one point, people pretty much eat three squares a day, is pretty much what they ate. And then a little bit of snacking here and there. In my head I picture it like this, but this is not how it happened. But I just picture like an emergency meeting of all the heads, CEOs, of every food corporation saying, “Listen, how do we get these guys eating more?” So then they say, “Hey, I got a great idea. Let’s convince them that if they eat six times a day, it keeps their metabolism going all day and they’ll burn [00:40:00] fat all day if they can eat.”
So they managed to convince people, if they eat all day, it’s better for them. We get this question about fasting. It’s like, well, is missing a meal bad for you? It’s so funny. That’s the mentality that we have. It’s like eat more often is good for you. If you cut out a meal, that’s bad for you. Like somehow that’s got into our way of thinking. On the one side, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. On the other side, you have [00:40:30] repetitive strain injuries for a reason. The body you can overuse things as well. And the pancreas is definitely in the last 20 years have taken its lumps. There’s no question.
Dr.Martin Sr: 300%. We did this, Brandy, I don’t know if you remember, but we talked about childhood Fructol holism and the reason is in the last 20 years, there’s been a 300% increase in the consumption [00:41:00] of fructose amongst children, but not just children.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. All right Brandi, go ahead.
Brandi : Gail would like to know what do you consider to be a healthy level of CRP and TSH?
Dr.Martin Jr: CRP, which is the measurement for inflammation in the body. They call C-Reactive protein and TSH is a hormone for thyroid. [00:41:30] Specifically, she’s asking the numbers that we like to see?
Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah.
Dr.Martin Jr: To be honest with you, we always ask the thyroid questions because if you were to … And this is something that most people are fascinated when they learn, do you know how much you secrete in a full year? A full year? If you were able to secrete a full year’s worth of thyroid hormone, most people are shocked to learn how little that is. It’s not [00:42:00] you secrete nothing, it so tiny.
Dr.Martin Sr: Teaspoon, right?
Dr.Martin Jr: A teaspoon in a year. The thyroid, which is your master gland, secretes about a teaspoon of thyroid hormone in a year. And that controls all your metabolic processes. So the testing is very sensitive and the testing can mess up a lot, which is what happens a lot of times in people going to get in their TSH. So again, to be honest with you, because one of the biggest problems with that kind of testing is that people have thyroid symptoms, but their testing [00:42:30] is normal. So we will always listen to symptoms first because symptoms tell the story for people and the testing may not be there. Plus when it comes to thyroid testing, you can have seven years, and this is research has shown this. Seven years of subclinical hypothyroidism before any numbers show up.
So you can have seven years of symptoms of hair thinning, hair falling out, weight gain, low energy, fatigue, dry skin, all those things, for seven years before it shows up. So we’re not huge on the [00:43:00] TSH when it comes to what’s the actual amount, and that number could vary. It’s like testosterone for men. Some people do well with 500, other people need 1200 to feel good. So that number varies as well, a little bit in our opinion. Now, I don’t know if you have a specific number dad that you look at from a functional standpoint?
Dr.Martin Sr: Not the TSH. I just assume not to see it, to be nice. I mean, they can send it to me, but it don’t mean much. I want to know what your symptoms are because then it’s much … [00:43:30] I just read you a study that I was actually going to talk about this morning, but I never got off COVID. The relationship between estrogen and progesterone, can disrupt the thyroid function without presenting any abnormal TSH levels. I love what you’ve [00:44:00] said, Junior, many a time about the thyroid, is like a puppet. It’s not independent of your adrenals. It’s not independent of the ovaries, especially in women. It’s not independent of your gut. We talked about that. The CRP, C-Reactive protein, unfortunately, in medicine they usually only use it to look at autoimmune disease.
And therefore the range is, I think if it’s under [00:44:30] five, it’s in the normal range. The problem with that is … Like if you look at inflammation, because CRP is a tremendous inflammation marker. If you look at that number, I like it to be much lower than that. I like it in the one, zero to one, because then you know you have very little inflammation in the body, but medicine hasn’t really caught up yet to this whole inflammation thing [00:45:00] being a very important factor. They look at it more, like I said, in auto-immune like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or whatever. Try and keep your CRP really low. Because then you do better cardiovascular wise, cancer wise and every other reason to keeping inflammation low.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yeah. All right Brandi, we got about five minutes left. So if you want to [00:45:30] fire away.
Brandi: Anonymous is on day 18 of the reset and feeling uric acid gout in left toe, drinking lots of water, what else can I do?
Dr.Martin Sr: Well, that’s a metabolic thing. Trust me when I tell you that you’re doing the right thing. Sometimes when you lose weight, you get gout. They can’t even tell you the process of why that happens, but I can tell you that you’re fixing your [00:46:00] metabolism. You’re taking stress off your kidneys and uric acid, you’re going to fix it. For a small percentage of the people, when they lose weight, they can get an attack of gout.
Dr.Martin Jr: Yes. Especially if they have a history of gout.
Dr.Martin Sr: Especially if they have a history of it. Just remember the best way to fix it is to do exactly what you’re [00:46:30] doing. And you’re going to clear up the actual cause is what you’re clearing up.
Dr.Martin Jr: Also, you might be the small percentage of people that actually do have a problem with purine metabolism. So that might be something else. But most times, as we’ve mentioned before, during these Q and A’s, most of the time it’s a fructose issue, a sugar issue that’s causing the gout. And sometimes when you lose weight, it can do it. If it doesn’t seem to get better and you’re eating this way, [00:47:00] then you may want to look at the purine aspect of things as well. All right Brandi, one more question and then we’ll call it quits.
Brandi: Merv is asking, will taking statin drugs for a few years caused problems with the bladder such as leakage.
Dr.Martin Sr: I can’t say I’ve heard of that, have you, Tony Junior?
Dr.Martin Jr: Well, again, cholesterol is an [00:47:30] important function of cell health, first of all. Your cells need cholesterol to be healthy. Your cell walls need cholesterol to be healthy. Can artificially lowering cholesterol production cause an issue in bladder? That’s interesting. You don’t hear of it often, usually the symptom is more around the brain, more around, if it’s a guy testosterone levels, that kind of stuff, sore muscles, especially. [00:48:00] Yeah, I guess. Why not?
Dr.Martin Sr: Yeah. I haven’t heard of it, but I guess it’s possible. And remember go back and talk about CoQ10. If you’re on statin drugs, you better be on CoQ10.
Dr.Martin Jr: I would increase DHA quite a bit. I would take a lot of DHA. For people are always shocked to learn when they take DHA, how good it is for their bladder, how good it is for their eyes as well. A lot of people that fixes dry eyes. So I would increase DHA. [00:48:30] I would increase curcumin. I would increase NovoTAL. That’s how I would deal with bladder thing going on.
We’re out of time. Again, we had an awesome time. This is a lot of fun. The questions are always fun. We enjoy answering questions. We’re going to try to do this every week. We may skip a week here and there, especially as the summer’s coming along. But we’ll try to keep on doing this. Dad, you’ll do a Q&A live tomorrow. So you’ll answer some more questions with that. [00:49:00] And again, we want to thank everybody for joining us. We have a blast. We’ll see you again soon. Thanks a lot.