There are many documentaries around right now that claim plant based diets are the way to go.
Unfortunately, not all protein is created equally. There is much more protein found in the animal kingdom then in the plant kingdom!
Foods like eggs, meat and cheese are full of protein!
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses the plant based diet and the consequences of not getting enough protein.
Brain health issues
Low HDL (Good Cholesterol)
If you follow a plant based diet, you don't want to miss this episode!
The average North American eats 200 lbs of sugar per year!
This is why Insulin Resistance is so common today.
Insulin in the body is something that can be controlled through diet!!
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin talks about different clues that can be signs of Insulin Resistance.
He also discusses how insulin works in the body and what we can do to control our insulin levels.
Low dose Aspirin should be taken on a daily basis.
Millions of people are taking Aspirin everyday to protect against heart disease and stroke. Even though the American Heart Association has admitted that the risks of daily Aspirin outweigh any benefits.
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin talks about the dangers of daily Aspirin and the different side effects that can occur.
Suppression of the immune system
He also discusses ways to naturally protect the heart and blood vessels.
If you or someone you love is taking daily Aspirin then you don't want to miss this episode!
There isn't an area in the body that doesn't benefit from DHA.
DHA is part of Omega 3.
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses the benefits of taking DHA.
This includes benefits for...
He also talks about what to look for in a DHA supplement and what foods contain high levels of DHA.
You need cholesterol to live.
Your brain and all your cells are made up of cholesterol.
Blaming cholesterol for heart disease is like blaming the police for being at the scene of an accident.
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses cholesterol and what we can do to raise our good cholesterol (HDL).
He talks about...
High DHA Oil
He also talks about where our HDL and triglyceride levels should be.
Are you drinking enough water?
Dehydration is very serious. You can be dehydrated and not even realize it!
The only drink that hydrates our bodies properly is water. Not coffee, not juice, not anything but water!
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin talks about how water helps our bodies.
Water helps with...
He also talks about how much water you should be drinking and what you can add to your water.
Why are allergies so common today?
In today's podcast Dr.Martin discusses the cause of allergies and why they are so common.
If you or someone you know suffers from allergies then you don't want to miss this episode.
Mold is unfortunately very common.
40-50% of the population will be exposed to mold.
Mold is detrimental to our health.
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin talks about some of the symptoms associated with mold exposure.
This can include...
Flu like symptoms
He also discusses what we can do to protect ourselves from mold
If you think you may have been exposed to mold in your home or place of work, this episode is for you.
There is a big difference between vitamins K1 and K2.
K1 is only found in the plant kingdom.
K2 is only found in the animal kingdom. In foods like butter, cheese, eggs and meat.
In today's podcast Dr.Martin talks about the benefits of vitamin K2 and how crucial it is to make sure we get enough of it every day.
K2 helps with...
He also talks about what the best form of K2 is to take.
Are you taking vitamin K2? You will be after this episode!
Sleep is very important!
Approximately 70% of North Americans have issues sleeping.
When you sleep, nerve cells called microglia help to detox the brain. If you don't sleep this detox doesn't happen.
In this podcast Dr.Martin discusses what happens when we don't sleep and the 2 hormones that affect sleep the most.
HINT: Insulin and Cortisol
He also talks about ways to lower your cortisol so you can get to sleep.
If you're having a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep you don't want to miss this episode.
Choline and Lysine are not very well known.
They are both very important! Our bodies cannot work without them.
They are primarily found in the animal kingdom and can be found in foods like eggs, meat and cheese.
In this podcast Dr.Martin talks about the importance of choline and lysine and why it is important to have optimum levels of both.
He also discusses how to improve your levels.
If you're interested in the importance of choline and lysine then you don't want to miss this episode.
Do you need to cut back on fruit?
88% of the population is metabolically challenged. Someone who is metabolically challenged should avoid fruit.
In this podcast, Dr.Martin discusses the symptoms to watch for when deciding whether to cut out fruit from your diet.
High Blood Pressure
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms then you should definitely limit fruit!
Magnesium deficiencies are a huge problem in our society today.
Magnesium is extremely important however the majority of people are low.
Things like prescription medications and our diet can play a big role in why we are so deficient.
In this podcast, Dr.Martin discusses the signs you may be low in magnesium.
He also recommends what you can do to help.
If you're lacking in magnesium you don't want to miss this episode.
Why is the flu shot given during the fall and winter months?
It is no coincidence that the flu is the most common during the months we have less sun exposure.
In this podcast Dr.Martin discusses how he protects himself for the cold and flu season.
Oil of Oregano
If you want to learn how to protect yourself from the flu then you don't want to miss this episode.
In the third and final part of my series on gut health, I talk about a New York Times article suggesting obesity being partly caused by a microbiome issue.
Your microbiome is the bacteria that live both inside and outside your body.
And, they are critical to your health.
In fact, researchers believe the microbiome is virtually another organ.
A health microbiome helps you...
Break down nutrients
Boost your immune system
Provide nutrients to your cells
Prevent harmful bacteria and viruses from hurting you
Scientists have known for a while that the microbiome of healthy people is different from unhealthy people.
The microbiome of lean individuals is different from those who are obese.
I also go through the exact questionnaire I use in my clinic for gut health and Leaky Gut Syndrome...
And discuss the role childhood antibiotics have on the adult microbiome and why it causes...
Type 1 Diabetes