Inflammation is at the route of all disease.
Inflammation doesn't just appear on it's own.
There are 2 types of Inflammation. Acute and chronic. In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses chronic silent inflammation and the three biggest causes.
High Circulating Insulin
He also talks about different tests you can get to determine if you have silent inflammation and, what you can do to lower silent inflammation on your own.
If you've been struggling with inflammation, you don't want to miss this episode!!
Millions of people are suffering from IBS.
But why does IBS happen?
In today's podcast, Dr.Martin discusses the different causes of IBS.
Some causes are...
He also talks about what we can do to help heal the gut and, how diet plays a role in IBS.
If you suffer from IBS, you don't want to miss this episode!
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
In part 1 I talked about the lifestyle factors that directly affects the health of your gut.
In this podcast, I discuss the consequences of Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Now, here's something surprising...
Most people with Leaky Gut Syndrome have NO digestive symptoms whatsoever.
But, they do have OTHER types of symptoms...
Because the gut is connected to EVERY system in the body...
They are definitely getting symptoms somewhere else.
In this episode I talk about many of the top NON-DIGESTIVE symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome...
Auto-immune diseases (MS, Type-1 Diabetes, Crohn's etc...)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and SIBO
Dementia and Alzheimer's
Skin (Psoriasis, acne, eczema etc...)
As you can see ...
Leaky Gut Syndrome can cause serious health issues.
Your gut ultimately decides how healthy you are.
Your gut is connected to EVERY system in your body, even your BRAIN and HEART.
If you're not well or feeling fantastic...then the gut is definitely one place to start.
In part 1 of a 3 part series on gut health I talk about the lifestyle factors that DIRECTLY affects the health of our gut.
If you want to learn more about the importance of gut health and WHY things go bad...
Then you don't want to miss this episode.
What are the BIG causes of Alzheimer's?
A new study shows it's mostly caused by lifestyle factors like...
In this episode we talk about the new study and what you can do to protect your brain as you age.
As you may know...
A person doesn't go to bed healthy tonight, and wake up with a disease tomorrow.
It doesn't work that way. The path to disease can take months, years, or even decades.
The body will give you clues as you move away from health towards disease.
In this podcast...
We talk about the FOUR stages from health to disease.
Why is that important to know?
Unless you know exactly where you are at right NOW, it's hard to know how to get to your destination.
When you know what stage you're in...
It's much easier to know the exact steps you need to take to get your health back.
We help you find out where you're at in this episode.
We also talk about what needs to be done in each stage to return to health.
If you're not feeling fantastic then you don't want to miss this episode!
In Tuesday's email I talked about the study comparing eating three times per day compared to six.
The study was done on diabetics and they wanted to know if the amount of meals made a difference.
And...did it ever.
Those that ate three times per day had...
MORE weight loss
BETTER blood sugars
AND they needed less insulin!
In this podcast we talk more about this study.
We share the reasons why everyone should be eating less frequently.
We also talk about the reasons why some can lose weight eating six times per day.
We begin the episode talking with our tin foil hats on (not really) while going over recent data showing how Google is suppressing alternative health information.
And when I say Google is suppressing...I mean they are essentially stopping consumers from reading anything other than the stuff written by hospitals or WebMD.
If you're diabetic, or you have a hard time eating to lose weight...
Then you don't want to miss this episode.
As you may know
Gut health plays a significant role in many chronic diseases.
The walls of your intestines are the barrier between your blood system and the food you eat. They are supposed to stop junk from getting into the bloodstream.
Candida, parasites, bacteria, viruses, and undigested food should NEVER get into your blood system.
But, they do get into your blood system when you have Leaky Gut Syndrome.
This is why Leaky Gut Syndrome is often called the 'Silent Killer'.
In this podcast I talk about a new study linking autism to gut health, especially the microbiome.
It's a fascinating area of research.
I also talk about the recent study showing how babies born by C-sections have different microbiome than babies born vaginally.
It's a big reason why C-section babies are more prone to getting sick from dangerous hospital bacteria.
If you're interested in gut health then you don't want to miss this episode.
The thyroid is complicated and a major source of frustration for both men and women.
It's a big problem.
It doesn't help that so few doctors know how to properly treat the thyroid.
They also rely too heavily on testing...while almost completely ignoring symptoms.
According to most doctors...
If your lab numbers are good...you're healthy.
Even if you have every symptom.
In this episode I talk about 5 nutrients you need to have a healthy thyroid.
If you're low in any of them...you risk having a sluggish thyroid.
The five nutrients are...
If you have a sluggish thyroid then you don't want to miss this episode.
In this podcast I talk about Fibromyalgia.
As you may know...
The direction of our clinic changed drastically when my wife got sick.
One of the conditions she suffered from was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
According to a new study...
Fibromyalgia could be caused by low magnesium.
I believe that's only partially true.
There are other deficiencies that cause fibromyalgia as well.
In this episode I talk about low B12, low Vitamin D, and low Omega-3.
I also talk about what I believe the #1 cause of Fibromyalgia is...
Adrenal Dysfunction caused by prolonged excretion of cortisol.
If you're exhausted or you have chronic pain...
You don't want to miss this episode.