In today’s podcast, Dr.Martin answers questions sent in by our listeners!!
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He will also discuss circulation, the kingdoms of food and his opinion on smart watches!
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TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S EPISODE
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Dr. Martin: Good morning everyone. Question and answer. A lot of good questions came in, and I want to touch on those this morning here. Let me go to the questions that were asked. [00:00:30] One of them is, “Dr. Martin, why do you like heavy cream?” Well, let me just reiterate where I come from all the time. So, number one, heavy cream is a 100% fat. And fat don’t make you fat, and fat is good for you. Your body needs fat. And fat doesn’t make you gain weight. So, let’s just get all the nonsense out. Fat of course has had a bad rap for [00:01:00] about 40, 50 years now. And because of just mis-truths, it’s not true. And last night I had a vitamin S, which is steak, and I ate all of it. I ate the fat. And if you had your bacon this morning, fat. If you had sausages, fat.
But why I like heavy cream, two reasons. One, there’s no carbs. [00:01:30] Heavy cream has almost zero carbs. So, for me, that’s a perfect food. Heavy cream, and you can put it in your coffee if you want, the heavy cream. Heavy cream has very little lactose in it. So, for people, and we got about 60, 70% of the population today, is lactose intolerant. [00:02:00] And I think I’ve talked to you about this in the past, why that’s happening. And one of the reasons that it’s happening is because milk isn’t milk anymore. It’s white Pepsi. And the reason that people have so much trouble with lactose is white Pepsi, grocery store milk, has an enormous amount of lactose, because when you take the fat [00:02:30] out of dairy, if you denature, because that’s what you’re doing, you’re denaturing. If you have a cow in the backyard and you’re milking the cow, which I’d never done by the way, I’ve never milked a cow in my life. But here’s what I know about it. It’s cream. Milk is really cream. It’s a lot of cream in milk when it comes out of the cow.
But by the time it gets to the grocery store it’s been [00:03:00] denatured. And that’s the problem. You’re getting a denatured … Your body was not meant to drink grocery store milk. And I realized that it’s still very … And Carrie says it’s goat milk, white Pepsi. No. Goats milk is better. It’s better because it has less lactose, and goats milk isn’t denatured. They don’t play with it, [00:03:30] ordinarily. So, if you can get a good goat’s milk and if you like that stuff … Here is me. Milk to some extent is overrated. So, baby needs mama’s milk. So, when mommy gives baby breastfeeds, beautiful. You know what should happen after you’re done breastfeeding? Don’t even start them on milk. In this day and age I wouldn’t even start [00:04:00] them on milk. You know what I would do? Water. Let them eat their nutrients and drink water after they’re breastfed. Get them weened on water. And once you do that they’ll always love water. They’ll love water forever.
The problem is that parents, and I can understand that because of the pushing, pushing, pushing, pushing, well, they need milk for their bones. No, they don’t. [00:04:30] They don’t need milk for their bone. Not today’s milk. “Oh Dr. Martin, I drink 1%.” Well, that’s the size of your brain. “I drink skim milk.” Well, now you don’t even have a brain. I’m teasing, I’m teasing. But skim milk, it’s not milk. It’s white Pepsi. It’s full of lactose. It’s full of sugar. And that’s why we see so many people with lactose intolerance, somewhere around 70%. [00:05:00] They can’t take that amount of lactose. Your body makes an enzyme to break down lactose. Your body makes it. But not that high amount of lactose. And that’s why …
I’m writing a book right now. I’m talking about when mankind, because I talk about animal kingdom and the plant kingdom and I call it Kingdom Meeting. The chapter is called [00:05:30] kingdom Meeting. Now, if you’ve ever come to see me at the clinic, I would always give you a sheet with the food chart on it. Not the food pyramid. The food chart. I created that food chart many years ago. And what it was is that there’s three kingdoms. There’s God’s kingdom in two forms, which is your animal [00:06:00] kingdom, eggs, meat, and cheese fish, dairy, not milk, not today’s milk. And then I had on the plant kingdom from fruits, vegetables, legumes, the plants. Then, on the other side of the sheet I had manmade foods. And they’d look at me, so many times patients would look at me and go, “Wait, you really mean that bread, that’s …” I said, “Grocery [00:06:30] store bread.”
Bread has changed because I’ve talked to you about this in the past, because they changed the flower. The flower, it makes all the difference in the world. And the first fast food was store bought bread. It’s all starch. It’s all carbs. There’s very little nutrients. Then in the 1930s they added some enriched bread. They enriched the milk too. Put vitamin D in and all [00:07:00] that. Well, you know what, when you denature, and that’s what I call manmade food, they’re denatured. And that’s what I was telling people to get away from. And they’re the list from bagels to muffins, to you name it. Milk. People go dark. On the good side you have cheese and cream, and on the bad side, the manmade stuff, you had milk. They couldn’t understand [00:07:30] it. I got asked that question almost every day in my office. What’s the … I don’t understand that.
Then I would have to explain to them. The idea is, when you take fat out of milk, you’ve denatured it milk. Wasn’t made to be denatured. And when you play with it … And it’s one of the reasons … This study came out, it’s got to be 25 years ago. And it was shocking to so many people, but not to me. You know what the study [00:08:00] was? Milk is a huge contributor to diabetes. What? Milk. This came out, I’m telling you guys, in the 1990s. It didn’t get a lot of ink, but I talked about it in the 1990s. Milk was associated with diabetes. The more people drank milk the more likely they were to become diabetics. Well, yeah, because they were drinking white Pepsi. [00:08:30] And that’s when I created the title for milk, white Pepsi.
So, today’s grocery store milk is far from the cow. It’s far from the cow. And I know there’s Mel commercials and the dairy industry. And I love the dairy industry. I’m the farmer’s best friend. You guys know that. But when it comes to milk, what they did is they denatured it. So, that’s [00:09:00] what I’m talking about. So, I love heavy cream because that’s really what milk is. Well, it’s not quite heavy cream because cream scream. And it’s the reason that I love cheese. Now, somebody asked me this question and I just got to say it because … Doc what’s the best cheese? Well, the best cheese is the cheese that has been aged. So, if you can get a Cheddar that is, [00:09:30] it’s been aged. So, the longer the aging, the more bacteria that’s formed, good bacteria, and it actually takes the lactose out. So, aged cheese.
I love cheese by the way. When I say eggs, meat and cheese, there’s a reason I have cheese there and not dairy. I have cream there. You can have cream on the reset, but not milk. And I don’t want [00:10:00] yogurt. Now, somebody said to me, “Doc, what about Greek yogurt?” Yeah, it’s better. Greek plain yogurt, it’s the best of all the yogurts, but I’m not big on yogurts. There’s too many carbs in yogurt. It’s not that they’re adding sugar to Greek plain. There’s still a fair amount of lactose in it. So, all I’m saying to you is look, if you insist on Greek plain yogurt, [00:10:30] go for it, but not during the reset. You can do it after.
You ladies, you’re going to have your younger, than the morning. The number one choice for women in Canada, in North America, is a yogurt, because they bought the lie that bacon and eggs ain’t good for them. So, they went and got yogurt. I don’t like yogurt. You know what? Sometimes you get a bit [00:11:00] of my biases. I’m sorry. I got biases against certain things, like me, yogurt. What do you want to have yogurt for? Cream is so much better. Have a bowl of cream in the morning, heavy cream, 35%. Put a few berries on it. You can blend it up a bit if you want. Just like that. It’s good for you. Yeah, it is. It’s good for you.
Let me get to some of these other questions. Oh, here’s [00:11:30] another one. “Dr. Martin …” And I get it, because people go, “My doctor told me to limit my eggs every week.” Your doctor, I’d love to have a little conversation. I’d love to have a conversation with your doctor. I have to watch my blood pressure when I talk about this stuff. Listen, we eggs guys, I did a teaching on this, and [00:12:00] it hit about, I don’t know, five or 600,000 people watched it over the last year. So, I think it’s about almost a year and a half I did that teaching on eggs. You know what? It’s nature’s perfect food. A perfect blend of fat and protein is in egg, with lutein for your eyeballs, choline, which is a tremendous antidepressant. Choline, [00:12:30] high source of protein.
Vitamin A, zinc, all your B vitamins. Eat the yolk. When I go into a grocery store and I see egg whites, you want to see, you know what? You guys probably think I get high blood pressure every day. Well. I do, because if I go to the grocery store and I see egg whites, and I always see, it’s amazing to me that [00:13:00] I always see my generation picking that up because they’re drinking the Kool-Aid from their doctors or their dieticians or even online. Or leave the yolk there because the yolk has cholesterol. Oh guys, I get, oh … I get tachycardia. I see little old ladies going by and I almost want to grab them [00:13:30] and tell them, “Eat the yolk, eat the yoke. The yoke is where all your vitamins are. Egg whites, I know that it’s got some protein, but oh my word.”
But you see how the lie came? You see how cholesterol became the boogeyman? I’m telling you. I’m telling you, it drives me crazy. So, I promised I wouldn’t get stupid this morning but I did already. [00:14:00] Mary’s asking the question, “Wondering Dr. Martins’ take on suggesting of putting oils in your naval for healing.” Well, listen, I’m not against that. I like essential oils. I do. And I got no problem. Some people have talked about doing oil pulling for your oral health and all that. I don’t oil pull. I oil of oregano pull every [00:14:30] day for my oral health. Because somebody else asked, “What about plaque buildup on teeth?” One of the best things you can do is use oil of oregano orally.
I put it on my toothbrush before I put the toothpaste on. I use it in a spray. But you can put a drop on your toothbrush. It’s a great oral thing because it doesn’t kill your [00:15:00] good guys in your bacteria. You see, in nature, this is a nature’s antibiotic. It’s nature’s antiviral. It’s nature’s antifungal. It’s an antioxidant. It’s an anti everything. It’s so good. You know what guys? Whenever you give me an oil, and I always compare it to oil of oregano. Now, I like thyme. I like Melaleuca oil and all … I got no problem with [00:15:30] those oils. They’re good. Olive oil. I love oil. The good oils. But I love oil of oregano. I just never found anything better. So, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Coconut oil. Yeah. Coconut oil. Tooth pulling. You can put coconut … I like coconut oil. I got no problem with that. It’s nature.
So, I answered Mary. And Theresa’s asking what are my thoughts on L-carnitine? Well, L-carnitine is [00:16:00] a tremendous amino acid. It is an essential amino acid. And by the way, somebody said, “Dr. Martin, do you sit on your hands?” I’m a Frenchman. I got to talk with my hands. L-carnitine is not found in the plant kingdom. Now, remember what I said, in God’s kingdom you have the animal kingdom and you have the plant kingdom, both wonderful. The animal kingdom [00:16:30] has all the essential amino acids. There’s eight essential amino acids that are not found in the plant. They’re not there. One of them is L-carnitine. I love L-carnitine. L-carnitine, when you have vitamin S you get L-carnitine. When you have an egg, you get L-carnitine. When you have cheese, you get L-carnitine. How do you like that?
Why do I talk [00:17:00] about that all the time? Because you have essential amino acids. Amino acids are building blocks of your body. L-carnitine is so good for your heart. L-carnitine is so good for your brain. L-carnitine is so good for your circulation. And so is L-arginine. I love them. I eat them every day. I don’t know, I’m assuming, Theresa, that you’re asking whether you should take it as a supplement. Well, I guess you could. Do you know where [00:17:30] you get out L-carnitine? A lot of it? In bone broth. You see, I love bone broth because it got L-carnitine. It’s got L-arginine. It’s got L-leucine. It’s got L-lysine. It’s got L, L, L. So, this is why I come from where I come from guys. This is why I’m the animal products’ best friend. You need to eat that stuff.
And as people get older, [00:18:00] you need … They don’t eat enough. They rarely have enough protein, and they rarely get enough of the animal kingdom. They don’t eat enough. So, when you have vitamin S … And vitamin C is not chicken, ladies. Vitamin C is coffee. Vitamin S is steak. Hamburger is good too. Not quite as much. Maybe I’ll call it vitamin H, hamburger. I just thought of that. Maybe I will. Maybe I’ll [00:18:30] make up a new vitamin. And try and get lean … People say, “Doc, I got lean hamburger.” Why do you want it lean, get the fat. The fat is where all the vitamins are. Good, good, good, good questions. I like L-carnitine. Yeah, for sure I do. I do you want to take it in a supplement then take bone broth? It’s a perfect supplement for that.
Marin. I have lymphedema in both my legs. Well, you know what? That’s circulation. [00:19:00] The limbs are not draining. And it’s microcirculation, Marin. So, one of the best things for that is vitamin E, because in lymphedema, because somebody else, another question about how do you drain your lymph nodes? The best is now taking another vitamin. You know what it’s called? Vitamin E. Exercise. Don’t stop. Move. And nitric oxide. I love … [00:19:30] You know what? For lymphedema and all that, get a rebounder. I have a rebounder. You know what? Maybe I’ll do a show, or at least part of it, on a rebounder. You can watch me going up and down.
You see, I got trouble with my circulation in my legs. I’ve got bad circulation. I have to be very active. I do vitamin E. If you guys know me, I’m really … I walk every day. I do. I walk [00:20:00] every day. And I work out. I do weights. I use that Tabata. Tabata. I don’t know what they call it. Anyway, I like that. I have it on my phone. I have that little app on my phone. And four minutes. And I usually do pretty good lifting weights or resistance. I got that T … I can’t even remember what you call it. And [00:20:30] you ladies, use your bands, and use some resistant exercises. It’s tremendous, especially in this day and age where the gyms weren’t open, all that.
You want to get another thing going on Dr. Martin’s list of elevating my blood pressure, is when they close the gym’s down. You heard me last night, or yesterday, when I talked about when they closed the beaches down. Ooh, crazy. The virus doesn’t [00:21:00] live outside. Cov-idiots. Not Covid, Cov-idiots. They didn’t listen. The virus don’t live outside. Remember, I used to fight when, especially when I came home from Florida, I used to say, I tried to tell the Canadian government, “You’re gonna spend more money shutting everything down. It’s going to cost you billions of dollars.” Which it did. Hundreds of billions. It [00:21:30] is crazy the amount of money that they spent. A good batter … All I’m saying is guys, we got bad advice right from the start because people, they even had on their Facebook page, “Stay home.” No. The last place you wanted to do is stay home. Why didn’t they put, “Get outside,” even in March, and get transport planes and fly us to Florida. [00:22:00] Listen.
Now, see how I get sidetracked. I was talking about lymphedema, and I was talking about vitamin E exercise. And one of the best is to elevate your nitric oxide. So, what happens even in your lymphatic system, is you want to have high levels of NO, nitric oxide. That’s why I love pine bark. It’s one of [00:22:30] the best to elevate your nitric oxide, along with vitamin E. Move, move, move. I know you can get lymphatic drainages and this kind of thing, but I’m big on doing it yourself. Move. Just by getting your arms doing this. Do you know that that pumps those lymphatics to drain? Guys don’t worry, I won’t fly away. But I love the rebounder. I’m sorry for my rants guys. I apologize [00:23:00] to you. I can’t help myself.
Fluid in the ears. Potty, you got lots of fluid. If you got lots of fluid, usually it’s sinus. You got lots … You know what that is? It’s candida. You have the leaky gut, the leaky sinuses and ears. And you have lot of fluid there. Your body is making an enormous [00:23:30] amount of mucus because of candida. It’s a fungal thing. That’s why go after it with probiotics, and don’t feed the bears. What are bears? Yeast. Don’t feed them. Don’t give them any sugar. Go low carb. Very good questions you got. Can apple cider vinegar help in weight loss? No. No. No. Don’t get fooled by that. Apple cider vinegar, I remember [00:24:00] when it started getting popular, probably 10 years ago now, is it? You’ll always see stuff come on the horizon. One of them was apple cider vinegar, the mother’s apple cider vinegar. It’s good for everything, from warts on your nose to a hair on your toes. You get that. There’s things that come across and then, oh, apple cider vinegar, it fixes everything. Yeah. I like it.
[00:24:30] I like it. I got no problem with apple cider vinegar, but it doesn’t fix everything. And you don’t lose weight with apple cider vinegar. I’m sorry. Now, you want to use it digestively? Some people use it. They take a little, and they find it helps with making more acidity in their stomach. I got no problem with that. You like that? I like balsamic vinegar myself. It’s aged. And I [00:25:00] like it. It’s a bit sugary, but you take that a bit if … I like it, I like it. Ladies, on your salad you can have balsamic with your olive oil. I know you love your salad. I feel sorry for you. So, apple cider vinegar, I know everybody was talking about it, I guess it was about 10 years ago now. It fixes cancer? [00:25:30] No it don’t. So, don’t believe all the hype.
Like I said, it’s not that it’s bad for you, it’s just not the be all and end all. I think I’ve answered. Let me just see. Oh, somebody was asking about insect repellent. Do I got to bring you back to oil of oregano? Tony said something yesterday, I just about died, Tony Jr., because on our live, he said, “If you want …” He said, “If you wanna [00:26:00] practice social distancing, put spray oil of oregano on your feet”, because I think we’re talking about toe fungus or something. Oh no, it was cracks on the skin of the feet. I guess somebody had asked the question online, like my husband’s feet are full of cracks. And I said, “Well, use oil of oregano on it.” And Tony goes, “Yeah, that’s the best way to do social distancing.”
But you know what I find? It’s not [00:26:30] so … I don’t know if it’s a repellent as much as if you get a bug bite, put oil of oregano on it right away. Man oh man, it takes away the itch and everything. I don’t know if I should try spraying it and seeing if the bugs wouldn’t come near it. I’m not quite sure. I can’t say that I’ve tried it for that. Good question though. You ain’t getting away from every chemical in the universe by the way. If you just live on this planet you’re going to [00:27:00] have some chemicals around you. But listen, a natural, again, I like oil of oregano. Oh, somebody is asking a question. It’s interesting. “What is Dr. Martin’s opinion of smartwatches?
Well, I don’t have one. I have a good watch, but I don’t have a smartwatch. My wife loves her smartwatch because she’s smart. Look, guys, we don’t live in a … What is the effect [00:27:30] of the Wi … Somebody asked me that. “What do you think of WiFi Doc, in your home? Isn’t that like an invisible …” I know. We don’t … I don’t know. I can’t live without WiFi. I wouldn’t be able to do this without WiFi. So, is it doing something to us? Yeah, maybe. Maybe. Somebody asked me about 5G, what do I think of it? Well, I don’t know. I’m more worried about they can track [00:28:00] all my information than I am about what it does inside the body. Although, listen guys, I just have to tell you, that’s really not my expertise. My expertise is more nutrition, more food related, and that’s related to almost everything.
But now we live in a different world. We’re in a 21st century here with all of WiFi, now 5G and [00:28:30] smartwatches. I’m more worried about they can track everything you’re doing. You got a smartwatch on they know where you are at all times while you got your phone on. I have a smartphone. I have a smartphone. I don’t know how I could … I talk to people every day on my smartphone. Not just talk, I text, I … Yeah, I know you’re looking at me, you Dr. Martin, you text? Yeah, I text. I’m old, but I’m not that old. My son says, ” [00:29:00] Dad, you are so challenged when it comes to all of the internet and technology.” It’s true. I’m not good at it, but I still use it, if they show me how to do it.
So, those were the questions. I really liked them guys. You guys were great by the way. A couple of little things. One, don’t be shy to ask your questions. We’re probably, I don’t know, through the summer, I don’t know how much we’re going to do the lives on [00:29:30] Thursday. Tony Jr’s the boss and Brandy boss me around. So, it’s up to them. I just show up. Secondly, ask any question you want. If you’re not a member of our Facebook private group, you guys, join the private group and invite your friends because that’s a great group. And share this with your friends and your family. Share this Facebook [00:30:00] video that we did this morning and share it. Don’t be shy. Love you guys. Talk to you soon.
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