In this episode we talk about a recent study showing only 12% of the population has normal values for the following metabolic markers:
- Waist circumference
- Fasting blood sugar levels
- Blood Pressure
This means that 88% of the population has abnormal markers and have (or at serious risk) of having metabolic syndrome.
This study is an indictment on the current dietary advice and it’s time for major changes.
We talk about the importance of each of the metabolic markers mentioned above and what they can put you at risk for.
We also talk about how to REVERSE metabolic syndrome.
TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S EPISODE
Dr. Martin Jr.: You’re listening to The Doctor’s In Podcast from MartinClinic.com. Although we share a lot of practical, and in our opinion, awesome information, what you hear on this podcast is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. It’s strictly for informational purposes, so enjoy.
Hi, I’m Dr. Martin Jr.
Dr. Martin Sr.: I’m Dr. Martin Sr.
Dr. Martin Jr.: And this is The Doctor’s In Podcast, and this [00:00:30] is episode 163. Today, we wanna talk about a couple of studies that have come out over the last few weeks, really, that have caught our attention, and it’s really something that is not surprising in any way, it’s very reflective of what you would see everywhere you go. But the scary thing is, you have a great analogy that you use all the time talking about, we call it the carb roulette, or the Russian roulette, right? A lot of movies-
Dr. Martin Sr.: You’re playing with a loaded gun, right?
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah, a lot of movies you [00:01:00] always see that one scene at some point where there’s like a Russian roulette. They put one bullet in the gun, and they spin the chamber, and-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Guy puts it to his head and-
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah. He’s trying to get information from somebody, so he’s squeezing the trigger, and every time the trigger squeezes and there’s no bullet, the guy gets really nervous, and eventually, he starts talking, right? That’s a pretty cliché way in a movie to get information from somebody, just play Russian roulette with them. Anyways, you have this analogy that you use, and I find it fascinating that [00:01:30] if somebody has a lifetime habit of a high carbohydrate diet, they’re playing Russian roulette.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yep. Absolutely.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Except for this time, rather than it being an empty chamber with just one bullet in it, there’s pretty much every chamber is full. One bullet is cancer, another bullet is heart disease, another bullet is Alzheimer’s and dementia, another bullet is diabetes.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Diabetes, absolutely.
Dr. Martin Jr.: And, you know-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Another bullet is premature aging.
Dr. Martin Jr.: [00:02:00] Yeah.
Dr. Martin Sr.: You know, I mean, the list goes on, autoimmune.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Autoimmune disorders. It’s interesting that the only thing that you’re gonna know for sure is that you’re gonna get one of those things. You just don’t know which one it is. That’s the interesting thing when it comes to having … We’ll talk more about this in detail, but having a problem in that area high circulating insulin, is that you will end up with something. It just depends on what you end up with. [00:02:30] Some people can end up with any of those things, but the underlying cause for so many people is the same things. Let’s talk about the studies, and then let’s explain why these studies matter. The one that kind of caught our attention, that got you and I talking about this off air was a study showing that 12 percent of the population has normal values.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Only 12.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Only 12 percent. I’m not good in math, but that’s not good.
Dr. Martin Sr.: That’s a 88 percent [00:03:00] failure rate in some very, very important markers. I mean, the study was fascinating because it talked about the metabolic markers. There was a book written years ago that was called Metabolic Syndrome, or Metabolic-
Dr. Martin Jr.: I think it was called … Was is Syndrome X?
Dr. Martin Sr.: Syndrome X.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Syndrome X, I remember that book.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yes, yes. Syndrome X. Remember? I think it was the first time that these researchers had coined this phrase Syndrome X, which is really metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Martin Jr.: [00:03:30] The thing is this, metabolic syndrome would be … it would be better off if it was renamed. We’ve talked about this so many times in the years past in newsletters. Metabolic syndrome, it was a name that was given because of the way that it affects the whole body, right? Your whole metabolic system, your endocrine system, everything. A better name … because they know the cause of it. It’s not like they don’t know the cause anymore so when you call it Metabolic Syndrome, you’re not doing it a favor because you’re not talking about [00:04:00] what the cause of it is, which instead of Metabolic Syndrome, it really should be called High Circulating Insulin Syndrome, right?
Dr. Martin Sr.: Because that’s what causes it.
Dr. Martin Jr.: That’s exactly what it is. The bottom line is that they have an insulin resistance or they have too much circulating insulin and they get a syndrome. Of course, a syndrome is a … They call it a syndrome rather than a disease because it can be characterized by a lot of different symptoms all over the place. Let’s talk about that. 12 percent of the population has normal values of [00:04:30] all these together; weight circumference, fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, triglycerides, and HDL. Let’s go through those quickly. Only 12 percent of the population can say-
Dr. Martin Sr.: They passed the test.
Dr. Martin Jr.: All those together. Some may say, “Well, my weight circumference is good. My fasting blood sugar levels are good. My triglycerides are a little whatever. My blood pressure’s not bad, but my HDL, which is not where it should be.” So, 12 percent of the population can say … [00:05:00] and those are really crucial markers of high circulating insulin. I mean, there’s a lot of correlation with obviously your waist circumference, right? There’s a ton of correlation between that and metabolic health.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Well, you always called the waist circumference a sugar belly, right?
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah.
Dr. Martin Sr.: You know, it really is-
Dr. Martin Jr.: It’s a carb belly, it’s a liver-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Fatty liver.
Dr. Martin Jr.: It also indicates, for some people, that their hormones are off, are messed up so they’re [00:05:30] storing fat in places that they never used to store fat before. But, the reality is, that indicates a metabolic issue. There’s no question when their waist circumference goes up. That’s a very important marker. It indicates for a lot of people high circulating insulin, or it indicates a problem with cortisol, or a problem with estrogen, or low testosterone for men. It is interesting. You can’t just look at an increased weight circumference and just [00:06:00] nail it on one thing because in order to do that, a lot of things under the scene has to happen.
That’s the problem is I find a lot of times we look at things too simply. For somebody to start putting fat there and start to increase their waist circumference, there’s a lot of metabolic damage. There’s a lot of inflammation going on behind the scenes that caused that. It’s not a simple … which is why weight loss is so difficult because there’s a lot going on under the hood. A lot of enzymes [00:06:30] and inflammation like we mentioned, right? That’s the first one. Fasting blood sugar is another, such an important marker. A lot of times, by the time you’re fasting, blood sugar levels are-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Elevated.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Elevated. You’ve already had a metabolic issue for a long, long time.
Dr. Martin Sr.: For sure.
Dr. Martin Jr.: This is because … We’ve talked about this before, but it bears repeating. Blood glucose is toxic to you. Your body tightly, tightly regulates your [00:07:00] blood glucose levels. You and I have talked about this before that if you were drain the body of all the blood, all the litres of blood that we have, and you were filter out the glucose that’s in there at any given time, you need about a half to a quarter of teaspoon of glucose. Your body doesn’t need much to function. It’s deadly. If your blood sugar levels go up too high, that’s deadly. If it goes down too low, that could be deadly.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Your blood sugar levels are tightly regulated. In order to keep [00:07:30] your blood sugar levels even or normal, your body will do a lot of things around it behind the scenes. Everything you eat gets basically converted into glucose so it goes into your blood eventually. If you don’t burn it off for energy right away, you have to do something with it. You can’t leave it in your blood. That’s where other hormones come in; insulin gets secreted, insulin takes that glucose out of your blood. They call insulin a partitioning hormone. Basically, insulin tells glucose, “Alright, get out of here and you’re [00:08:00] going into storage. You’re not being burnt off for energy,” so it’s like, “Alright, let’s go into storage.”
You have three places where you can store that; your muscles, limited amount, but you have glycogen. Insulin tells your glucose, “Alright, go into storage. Go into your muscles.” A couple of chemical processes later, converted the glycogen and store it in your muscle. Then, alright, muscle has a limited amount. Then, it’s like, alright, liver is another place it sends it. But, liver is even smaller. It’s like a little carry on suitcase [00:08:30] that you bring onto an airplane.
Dr. Martin Sr.: I have just come back from flying. It just amazes me what people what they try and get in that airplane on the little compartment over your seat. They don’t want to pay the baggage fees so they bring these things in, these big wheels on. I get such a kick out of that.
Dr. Martin Jr.: We were away this weekend and we flew back this weekend and same thing. I like the look on their face when they know, they know that they’re pushing their luck. They’re like, “Oh, I’ve flown like this [00:09:00] before.” I’m like looking at their bag, I’m like, “No, that’s a full size luggage. There’s no way that you’ve-
Dr. Martin Sr.: You’re getting that in that little-
Dr. Martin Jr.: In fact, I was going through security in the customs and a guy tried to get a suitcase through the thing. It wouldn’t even fit through the scanning machine because he didn’t want to check it in so they actually made him leave the line, and it was a long line, and all that kind of stuff. Yeah, you’re right. It is funny. You know, airlines, they’re like, “Oh yeah, we’ll keep the prices down, but we’ll just charge you for everything else behind the scenes.” People, they [00:09:30] try to … the carry on bags are getting a little bit bigger and a little bit bigger.
But, that’s your liver. Your liver is a little, small, carry on that you’re trying to pack two weeks worth of vacation into. That’s where liver fat comes in. Liver fat is one of the first steps towards diabetes. It’s one of the first steps towards real metabolic issues. Imagine, so you eat some food, it gets converted to glucose. Some things are broken down very quickly. We call them soon-to-be sugar carbs. They break down really fast. They spike [00:10:00] your blood sugar levels, which is dangerous so your body just says, “Nope, let’s get that down.”
Dr. Martin Sr.: Store, store, store, store.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Insulin comes along and it takes it and it says, “Alright, you’re going into muscle.” Muscle’s full. “You’re going into liver.” Liver’s full. “Let’s maybe pack a little bit around the liver, but not really.” Then, “Alright, you’re full. We’ve got to get rid of it. Now, you go into fat cells.” You can always make more fat cells.
Dr. Martin Sr.: When it gets loaded up, it will also release it as triglycerides into your blood stream.
Dr. Martin Jr.: [00:10:30] That’s right. That’s what we’ll get into the next one. What’s interesting though about what happens when you start to store things away, now, your body fat storage is really just a way to keep your blood sugar levels stable. You and I have said this before is that your body’s ability to store fat saves you from being diabetic. Some people don’t have the ability to store fat like other people so they get to become diabetic much quicker. They start to run into problems much sooner because they just can’t store it like somebody else [00:11:00] can, right? Somebody else can store on or pack on a lot of-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah, because some people can be 300 pounds and haven’t been officially diagnosed as a diabetic because their blood sugars are not-
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah, that’s the only thing that’s missing from that diagnosis.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah, I mean, they really are, but there’s … there’s numbers and they fit within those numbers so they’re told by their doctor, “Whatever, you might be pre, but you’re not.” But, they really are and they’re just fooling themselves.
Dr. Martin Jr.: That’s the thing, right?
Dr. Martin Sr.: They have a tremendous ability to store it. To store the glucose into fat, right?
Dr. Martin Jr.: That’s [00:11:30] right. That’s what ends up happening there. Now, over a period of time your body will do this, but what happens after a while, it’s like anything else, right? You’ve played a lot of sports, I’ve played a lot of sports, and you always have that coach who likes to yell. He’s always yelling. He’s always mad. He’s always yelling. At first, you listen. He yells and you snap into attention, you skate [00:12:00] back into the circle or whatever. He’s got your attention. But, if he keeps on yelling over and over and over again, all of the sudden you’re not as quick. You start to tune it out, right?
That’s not the most effective communication method. It’s just strictly yelling at somebody. People start to ignore the yeller. Well, that’s what happens with insulin. Your cells have to respond to insulin. Eventually, if insulin is there all the time and it’s always present and it’s always yelling at them to do something, to do something, to do something, [00:12:30] eventually, your cells just say, “Enough,” and they stop listening. Then, insulin … When it comes to that, is a one trick pony. All it does is it yells louder so your body makes more insulin.
If you’re not going to listen to this much, I’m going to make more. Then, the cells listen again. Then, eventually, they say, “No.” Then, the body’s like, “Alright, we’ll make more insulin.” That’s how you become insulin resistant. Your cells just stop listening to insulin so your body makes more insulin. Your body makes more insulin. Your [00:13:00] body, it increases, it increases, it increases. Then, what happens after a while, you have insulin circulating all the time and that’s where problems start because high circulating insulin causes all these things that we’re talking about. It causes a ton of inflammation. For a lot of people that have a lot of conditions that started off as inflammation, that inflammation started off because they had high circulating insulin all the time.
Dr. Martin Sr.: It’s the number one cause of it.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Absolutely. Now, that’s what we talked about. What’s interesting [00:13:30] about fasting blood sugar levels, you know, it’s funny because in medicine they have a range and if you’re in that range, you’re fine. If you’re right before … like let’s say you’re high, but you’re not quite diabetic yet, they’re like, “Yeah, you’re pre-diabetic or you have some other symptoms of diabetes, but you’re not there.” But, you know what’s interesting is that they’ve looked at the effect of these high normal blood sugar levels has on brain. It’s not good.
Dr. Martin Sr.: It’s not good.
Dr. Martin Jr.: High, high incidents of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Even though it’s normal.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Even though it’s normal, [00:14:00] it’s at the high end of normal. It’s at the high end of normal, which is why still to this day, one of the biggest things that somebody can do for their health is just to cut down the sugars.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Cut down the sugars and the soon-to-be sugar carbs and it’s amazing what that does to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Dr. Martin Sr.: It’s like when they told you back in the 60’s, you know, when I was a kid, they finally found out that smoking was bad for you, right? My dad used to smoke four packs [00:14:30] of cigarettes a day. I remember he’d come home cold turkey. I think he’d read a study or somewhere or whatever it said, “Hey, this causes cancer.” In the 50’s, they didn’t think smoking caused cancer.
Dr. Martin Jr.: No, they actually would … I remember reading medical articles where if somebody has asthma, they recommended cigarettes. Which goes to show you again that science is never settled.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah. They just didn’t know.
Dr. Martin Jr.: That’s right.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Like the food industry, the tobacco industry is well documented that they hid any kind of study-
Dr. Martin Jr.: Fake [00:15:00] science.
Dr. Martin Sr.: They bought off anybody they had to. It was a big business. Once people stopped smoking, even cut it down, that’s the only ever dent they made in heart disease and cancer. It never came because people changed their diet. People didn’t ever change their diet. They were told not … Yeah, they changed their diet to bad eating. They replaced with with carbohydrates and sugars.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Which is … Yeah, and then all those fake vegetables oils and [00:15:30] on and on. That’s the issue with fasting blood glucose. So far, 12 percent have normal weight circumference, normal fasting blood sugar, normal blood pressure.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Blood pressure’s huge.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Blood pressure … and it’s the same thing, again, we can go through a lot of studies here. I’ve got a couple that I just want to, just on blood pressure, the importance of blood pressure. Much more likely to have a stroke if you have high blood pressure before the age of 40. You know, it makes sense because if you think about … if there’s any problem in [00:16:00] the endothelial cell wall, which is the inner layer of the blood vessel walls, inflammation in there, it’s the walls that are the problem. It’s not the build of cholesterol in them.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Cholesterol, yeah.
Dr. Martin Jr.: It’s the problem inside the thing. You can imagine, if there’s any weakness in any of those things, when you have high blood pressure, it just exposes that tremendously. Blood pressure and strokes … There was a study done looking at the incidents of blood pressure under the age of 40 and stroke later in life. Of course, it’s high. Another one, same [00:16:30] thing, high blood pressure in mid-life. Mid-life high blood pressure. What do they consider mid-life? Probably 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Probably mid-life. Much, much high incidents of dementia later in life. Again, which goes to show you the strong connection between insulin and dementia.
One of the side effects of high insulin is high blood pressure for a lot of people. It’s not that that’s the cause for everybody. But again, stress indirectly will raise your insulin levels because cortisol breaks up your blood sugar levels and insulin has to get secreted. It’s [00:17:00] all kind of … It’s definitely all interconnected, but blood pressure is another one that’s big. We’re hearing and seeing a lot more of people who have higher blood pressure. People are stressed. People aren’t unplugged ever. They’re not thinking. They’re not breathing.
Dr. Martin Sr.: They’re not exercising.
Dr. Martin Jr.: They’re not exercising, yeah. They’ve got deficiencies in magnesium, they’ve got deficiencies in other things, Vitamin D. All of these kind of things and it’s causing elevated blood pressure. That’s another [00:17:30] one. Triglycerides, as you mentioned, is a big one. Triglycerides is an indicator, in our opinion, which wouldn’t even get you a cup of coffee at Tim Horton’s. You can’t go there and say, “Dr. Martin, this is my opinion.”
Dr. Martin Sr.: It’s not good? There’s no cash value?
Dr. Martin Jr.: There’s no cash value. It’s got less cash value than Canadian Tire money. It’s got no cash value whatsoever. But, in our opinion-
Dr. Martin Sr.: And we’re right.
Dr. Martin Jr.: We like to think we are. Triglycerides … I think I’m [00:18:00] right all the time so that’s true. Unfortunately, people around me don’t think I’m around me don’t think I’m right all the time. Triglycerides is just an indication of your carb tolerance at that point. Somebody that has high triglycerides, they are eating beyond their carb tolerance. They’re eating too many sugars or they’re eating too many processed carbohydrates, those crappy carbs, and it’s causing a spill over effect into their triglycerides, as you’ve mentioned earlier.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah, and there’s no medication for triglycerides. It’s food, right?
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yes.
Dr. Martin Sr.: [00:18:30] It really is food.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Food and depleting glycogen. What you’ll talk about, we’ll talk about that at the end. Yeah, we’ll go through that more at the end. That’s triglycerides. Now, we talked blood pressure and now HDL. HDL here is another thing as well. What is the HDL? Well, HDL is that high density, it’s that “good cholesterol” that’s correlated with a few things; one, being activity level is one. That good cholesterol, again, [00:19:00] a lot of people don’t have high HDL levels anymore. They really don’t. You factor those things in and 12 percent of the population only has normal on all those things we just mentioned.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah, 88 percent failure rate.
Dr. Martin Jr.: 88 percent failure rate. Now, if that was an institution or that was a board test and 88 percent of the people were failing this thing, that you would have to look at the training, you would have to look at the information that people consumed to take that test was wrong. [00:19:30] Flat out wrong. That is an indictment on the system that people are being fed about their health, that people are being lied to about their health. They’re given garbage information so people are failing these tests massively because of that. Because they’re being … People don’t know what healthy is anymore.
We live in a time where everything around us is so polarized on one end or the other. You’ve got it in politics, you’ve got one end, hate’s [00:20:00] the other side. The other side’s stupid. In the nutrition world, you’ve got … I mean, it’s so crazy that just by telling people to lower your carbohydrates is considered a fad, it’s considered a craziness, right? You’ve got keto on one side, you’ve got carnivores even further on that side. Then, on the other end you’ve got vegans and vegetarians. All that’s doing is causing massive confusion. All of them have some points to them in a sense that, eat real food, right?
[00:20:30] All of them can fail on any of those diets when they … You know, you can eat keto, and eat fake foods, and have inflammation. Keto is not a magic bullet if you’re not eating real food. You can eat vegan and eat fake foods all day, and have processed foods, eat fake oils all day, and have the same issues. There’s so much misinformation out there. There’s so much confusion and everybody’s fighting on nutrition, and the government and the guidelines [00:21:00] are junk. They’re just garbage. You know, that food pyramid was bought and paid for by every lobby group that makes food anywhere on this planet, bought and paid for.
Look at it. It’s ridiculous. Then, what do we have now? 12 percent of the population is normal. 88 percent are failing this massively. That’s an indictment on everything around us, but the problem is, it’s causing some serious issues. In my opinion, again, it won’t [00:21:30] get you a cup of coffee at Tim Horton’s, it’s driving Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s driving it. It’s creating inflammation in the brain, it’s creating neuro inflammation, and you’re seeing an epidemic of people that have absolute problems. Their body is outliving their brain. It’s no use living to 85 if your brain lived to 72. It makes no sense. All of these things, you know, we read these studies-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Serious implications. I mean, we could talk, too, and you know, we don’t want to get into politics, but [00:22:00] I mean, some common sense when you look at the country that we live in. We’re fortunate in Canada, we have a very good emergency care. Thank God, nobody’s left on the street here in Canada. You know what I mean? If you have a heart attack and you go to the hospital, thank God, we do. I’m very thankful about that, but all the tea in China will not pay [00:22:30] for the disaster, this is just a prediction, the disaster that we’ve created in the health care.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Right.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Because we don’t have health care. We have disease care.
Dr. Martin Jr.: We don’t have disease care, we have disease management.
Dr. Martin Sr.: You got it.
Dr. Martin Jr.: It’s a disease management system that all they want to do is manage your condition. Can you imagine, with type two diabetes, people can reverse it … we’re not saying, this is not us saying this, just go online and read. People reverse their diabetes, [00:23:00] they get off their meds by eating a certain way, but that way is not talked about ever in any office. It’s just not talked about. Why is that? Why is that acceptable? Why is that allowed? Yet-
Dr. Martin Sr.: You know how much a diabetic patient in a lifetime, of let’s say 20 years or 10 years of a diabetic, you’re a diabetic and now you’re a tax on the medical system.
Dr. Martin Jr.: I thought I read it was a quarter million dollars, is that correct?
Dr. Martin Sr.: [00:23:30] Yeah, it’s a quarter million to a half a million dollars. Per person.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Per person that gets diagnosed. That’s a big-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Because you’ve got to go to the hospital.
Dr. Martin Jr.: That’s revenue.
Dr. Martin Sr.: You’re going to go see your doctor. You’re going to be … never mind what’s coming out of our pocket, in terms of … I mean, you need to monitor your blood sugars. I mean, it’s, like you said, it’s nuts.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Even in Canada, they’re talking about the cost … that story came out about inflation in food next year and that the average Canadian’s going to spend, I think, it’s $400 more a year [00:24:00] on groceries and it’s because the price of real food is going up. It’s just going to drive people again to eat real food substitutes. Anyways, we could talk about this for a long time.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Oh, it’s incredible.
Dr. Martin Jr.: The system is absolutely broken and this study that we just talked about is the verdict. It’s proof that it’s not working and it’s drastic. Basically, to me, it’s just like simple. Alright, what has everybody been doing to get to this failure rate and how do we fix it now? Alright, [00:24:30] basically do the opposite. In my opinion, for a lot of these things, we don’t move enough as humans. We sit down a lot and I’m guilty of that myself. I mean, work is sitting now.
Dr. Martin Sr.: My work is sitting.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Yeah, work is sitting. We don’t have those movements like we used to have where we would just walk around. We don’t have that light sweat going on at all during the day anymore so we sit a lot. We’re not exercising enough. We’re stressed. People are stressed. All of these things-
Dr. Martin Sr.: Oh yeah, you add stress into the mix and wow.
Dr. Martin Jr.: It’s an accelerator. You and I talk about stress, [00:25:00] it biochemically and hormonally is an absolute accelerant. It will take any condition and just make it worse very quickly. That’s what’s going on there as well. Anyway, we covered a fair amount of stuff in this thing. Now, we have to just quickly talk about … If the problem is high circulating insulin, well then, how do you correct high circulating insulin? Of course, the number one thing is food. It’s food. We talked … You know that. [00:25:30] It’s eating less carbs. It’s eating less processed carbs. It’s eating less junk food. That’s first. Bring your insulin down that way.
Naturally control your blood sugar levels so that you don’t need as much insulin. Get less of a blood sugar spike, you need less insulin, and then correct the problem that way. Then, you want to deplete, in my opinion, we have to start depleting more of our storage every day. After so many hours of fasting overnight, you start to burn off that liver glycogen so intermittent fasting, get in the habit of mixing that into your [00:26:00] routine to burn out those liver storage of glycogen. Go burn out the muscle glycogen. Go work out, lift heavy weights, go do high intensity interval training. Do those things.
Burn off fat, muscle glycogen. Then, again, start to burn off that fat for energy, but in order to do that, you have to fix a lot of hormonal stuff as well. People need their cortisol fixed, if they’re estrogen dominant, they’ve got problems with estrogen. If they’ve got thyroid, their whole metabolism’s running slower. There’s a lot of little things that has to be fixed there, but that’s how you [00:26:30] do it. That’s how you reverse this. It would be nice if this was adopted and then down the road these things are done … this study’s done again and more and more people are passing this. This is a wake up call for people and the problem is that, and we’re all guilty of this, is because it doesn’t affect us this very second, it’s not on the front of our mind.
It’s something that affects us … Very few people in their 20’s are worried about dementia, but people in their 60’s [00:27:00] are worried about dementia. The problem is that if they would have done it in their 20’s, and 30’s, and 40’s, and 50’s, it would have prevented it. Now, they’ve got to work double time to fight off something that might be coming. It’s the same thing with everything. We only start to worry about things as they become a problem. That’s the downside.
Dr. Martin Sr.: It ain’t sexy.
Dr. Martin Jr.: It isn’t.
Dr. Martin Sr.: We’re not talking about the … Talking about this ain’t sexy. The nice thing is we have an audience and these people are very proactive.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Oh, and the fact that they’re listening to podcasts like this-
Dr. Martin Sr.: We love you guys and what you’re doing.
Dr. Martin Jr.: The number one thing that [00:27:30] somebody needs to do is learn about their own human body and educate themselves because the information they get from other sources or trusted sources are not necessarily the best for their health. Alright, we want to thank you for listening. I know this has been a little longer than normal. We want to thank you for listening and have a great day.
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