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YouTube Livestream Q&A Transcript, August 1st, 2022

August 3, 2022

Question

“Is scoliosis related to Vitamin D deficiency?” 

Answer

Well, I’m not going to say no. But it’s not characteristically taught that it is a causative agent. Vitamin D is much involved in many various areas of healthy calcium, metabolism, and bone health. But to say that it is causative, you know, relating into the development of scoliosis, I would have to say no, not in particular, but I think it contributes.

And since everyone is pretty much vitamin D deficient, I would say 99% of my patients, when they are deficient, and I don't like the levels that they typically reference between 30 and 60. I like my patients between 80 and 100, maybe even 120 And then I check liver enzymes to make sure their liver can handle that fat soluble vitamin and we track them.

Question

“Do thyroid hormones effect constipation? What if anything should be added to water for enemas? Are colonics good to do? And does TLC offer this?”

Answer

We don’t offer colonics. I’m not against colonics. And I do try and learn over the many decades that I’ve been doing things. I’ve done a colonic. I’ve done chiropractic. I’ve done hyperbaric oxygen. I've done so many alternatives. Acupuncture. I've done Bach remedies, essential oils. So, what I find on colonics, is that it really has not changed much. Unless you are someone who does it once or twice a week, on a very regular basis, I would say those people doing it on a regular basis usually come back saying that it is helpful with their bowel movements. But I don’t see why you should need enemas or bowel movement.

Thyroid hormones are supposed to help with the motility and the energy of the muscles to expel the bowel contents. So, yes, hypothyroidism is classically associated with constipation. But you could have the hormone if and if you don't have enough iodine in the salt, you may not be functioning optimally. If you don't have enough minerals, magnesium, potassium, you may not function normally. If you don't get soluble and insoluble fibers into your diet, you may not have good bowel movements. If you're eating late, and all hours of the day, and your stomach is always having to work, it may not have regular bowel movements. If you don’t drink enough water, if you are inactive, and so it goes. Many things are involved in this, Constance. I would say, hopefully I have answered your questions.

If you are going to do an enema, do you add anything to the water? I’m not an experiment on enema preparation so I’m not going to even begin to start suggesting. People have done things like coffee enemas. I would not be surprised to see that there are minerals in there, electrolytes, and stuff. But I would not play around with it. And I’m not going to give my advice on it because I don’t study what’s going on with enema infusions. I have never found them necessary in 40-years of practicing. So, hopefully that answers your questions, Constance.

Question

“Hi, Dr. Rita. Is it okay for a woman in her 70s with high blood pressure to take two blood pressure medicines, Losartan 100-milligrams once a day and Metoprolol 100?” 

Answer

Yes, it is. They're acting on different principles. Metoprolol is a beta blocker and Losartan is a calcium channel blocker. So, these are working on different mechanisms to relax the blood vessels. Whereas the beta blocker, Metoprolol, is decreasing the heart rate, the pounding frequency of the heart. Yeah, those are often seen used together.

Question

“Can the shedding spike proteins cause low platelet counts?” Yes. “Is there a cure for them?” 

Answer

Well, the answer is, if you have received the mRNA injections of Pfizer or Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, these genetic modified injections are taken up in your own cell architecture and replicated by your own RNA polymerase into proteins. And how long it will work, how much it will produce, where it will go, is not defined. So, these are part of the reasons why I’ve never been able to give an informed consent. If you are just asking, and diagnosed with just having COVID, and you never took any injectable gene modifying agent injectable, then your own immune system should be able to stop the proliferation and clear your body of this virus. I would say in that situation, your natural immunity with a natural exposure is much less concerning.

Now, if you took those gene therapies, then I would take Quercetin every day. I would take about 400 to 800-milligrams. We use D-His, that’s what I use exclusively. I use two in the morning, two in the afternoon or evening. Then I would use Vitamin D. I would use n acetyl cysteine or glutathione. I would use a low carb diet. I would use plenty of water. And I would do EDTA chelation because there are studies that suggest many, many months past the injection of the mRNA gene therapy, they have seen monocytes traveling that are effectively still producing spike protein.

So, to offset that, you want to be on Quercetin. You want to be on enzymes like Vascuzyme or Vitalzym to prevent inflammation. Those are pro-inflammatory pathologic entities produced. The spike protein is the pathologic element, and they are inflammatory. So, taking enzymes are anti-inflammatory. Drinking enough water is anti-inflammatory. Doing EDTA chelation is anti-inflammatory. Being low carb is anti-inflammatory. Eating in a time restricted window and having your stomach empty at least 18-hours a day is anti-inflammatory. Taking Quercetin is known to inhibit the RNA polymerase, along with taking Zinc. Taking vitamin D is known to enhance your own immune system, and so forth. So, that would be the best thing I would say on that Dolphin.

Question

“Hi, Dr. Rita. I have a family member, she's about 29 years old, diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. She is not able to get pregnant.” 

Answer

If they're not telling her, this is really a sugar, carbohydrate, high fructose corn syrup, and the many different 56 names they hide sugar in there that stimulates insulin and stress is associated with lack of follicle stimulating hormone for a maturing ovum to be produced and then the progesterone.

So, she would have to go on a ketogenic diet and eat in a time restricted window. She should take her multivitamin with minerals in it. Vitamin D. I would take iodine. D, iodine, a multivitamin with minerals. I would take the enzymes to help clear away the inflammation that PCOS is. With a keto diet and using progesterone, I would use it day 15 through 25 of her menstrual cycle. Over time tracking the insulin level, they should see this improve, and she should become pregnant with that happening.

I happen to like and recommend strongly, the Juice Plus series as an antioxidant as well, for many, many reasons. When the baby is developing, oxygen is very important. So having antioxidants are very, very valuable.

Question

“PCOS help! Not insulin resistant, what other things could help?” 

Answer

Polycystic ovarian syndrome help, not insulin resistant? Well, they may be saying she's not insulin resistant. But their definition of insulin resistance is very liberal. I think if your fasting insulin is three or four, you should be fine. And your blood sugar on a fast should be 85 or less. They tolerate fasting blood sugars of 99 to 115. So, that's too tolerant. They allow insulin fasting numbers to go up to as high as 25. They're ridiculous. So, it's impossible for them to not be involved with insulin resistance, their definition is wrong.

Question

“My husband got the Moderna shot. I did not. It was two years ago. My platelet counts have plummeted since.” 

Answer

So, viruses of various sorts can cause a drop in platelets. There is the phenomena and it has been documents since 2015 in papers concerning viral information and the research with mRNA gene therapies, and in the animal studies, with platelet thrombocytopenia. And it depends on how long the platelets are. Having a poor gut biofilm, not having good healthy gut bacteria, lack of probiotics, lack of potassium, lack of soluble and insoluble fibers, these kinds of things need to be looked at. So, if you were a patient here, those are the things that I would be doing. And again, this is designed not to be individual advice. This is general advice that I give to situations, but not individual advice. This is educational. So, bring those things up to your healthcare provider and see if those things would help. I have been treating a man for many, many years, decades with probiotic 225. It is a very high-powered, high count, 225,000-billion probiotics in a powdered form. And he stabilized his platelet counts for decades with this. 

Question

“What’s a good brand to buy mineral packets for water from?”

Answer

I don’t have that answer. Instead, I like to filter my water. I have a filter on my home unit. And then, I have one of the devices it passes through is a magnesium re-mineralization unit. So, minerals are added back in automatically. I take orally the TLC multi minerals that have the magnesium, the potassium, the molybdenum, and chromium, and all that. So, I don't add mineral packets to water. So, I can't give you a recommendation. Sorry about that.

Question

“What are good sources of fiber when on a ketogenic carnivore diet?”

Well, I would say, with a ketogenic diet, if you are getting ground flax seed, if you take any of our doctor bars, there is tremendous amount of fiber in here, a huge amount. And there is no increase in glucose and the insulin. We have 15 grams of fiber. So, 30 grams of fiber would be a good idea for a day. Eating in a ketogenic, if you had fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and coleslaw, vinaigrette dressing, these would be more valuable. That kind of cruciferous vegetable should do it.

Question

“My friend has POTS (postural orthostatic syndrome) from COVID shot. Her heart rate goes 164 just walking and doing housework. She's now on heart medication. She's been in disability now. Why did this happen? And what can she do?”

Answer

Well, the dysregulation-- Remember the pathogenic spike protein is cardio vascularly toxic and toxic to the endothelial lining of the blood vessels. So, the receptors there for the position of the person have been probably injured. We don't have all the answers on that. And possibly over time, she'll recover some of that if she eats a healthy, potassium rich diet. Potassium seems to be something very, very important, with magnesium as minerals, that help with this. Eating a diet that's rich in phospholipids that you get from the egg yolk, eating grass fed beef, eating grass pasture raised chicken with skin on it, pork, wild caught fish, these are very helpful. But I would be on a potassium, magnesium, rich multivitamin. I would give her potassium iodine as well in the form of Iotarol or I-Thryoid. These are R-potassium iodine supplements. And make sure she’s drinking enough water and does probably the rebounder. If you go the rebounder, that is a little room trampoline about that big with the bar, so you can hold on to it, that can train with very gentle steps and jumping to help her body with that low carb. But follow with her cardiologist on that. That tends to be problematic. But it’s likely the pathogen of the spike protein damaged the endothelial barrier receptors on the cell membranes and that’s why it happened.

Question

“Pro and prebiotics, super healthy organic foods, low carb, no sugars. How can I get past the spike protein that he is shedding?” 

Answer

I would use Quercetin. Quercetin and I would do probably the enzymes for the inflammation. And EDTA chelation appears to have-- If the EDTA is negative in his configuration, spike protein positive, so it tends to pull it out. So, that’s another thing you might consider doing with the doctor’s supervision.

Question

“What are your thoughts on monkeypox?”

Answer

Not much Abby. I’m not worried about it. This really is 98% of them is a sexually transmitted disease between men who have sex with other men. So, there is almost no mortality or death with this. Most people overcome it. It's a double stranded DNA. And it's very hard to replicate this. And usually, you recover within three weeks. So, I'm not worried about it at all.

Question

“Hi Dr. Rita, what is the best way to get rid of belly fat? I drink 1/2 my body weight in water, no carbs, and eat healthy meat, chicken, etc. Thank you so much.”

Answer

Well, if your life is very stressful, cortisol-- That stress kind of overpowers even healthy diets and exercise, very often. And cortisol will, as you know, is a steroid. And steroids cause you to gain weight and it’s usually around the abdominal/hip range. So, try to relax, read your Bible, get a good night’s sleep, you know, trust the Lord, and just give and let go. Let God, you know, that kind of approach to life. And that should be part of that healing phenomena.

Question

“Do you recommend the X39Lifewave patches that can activate your own stem cells through photobiomodulation (from the heat of your own body?)”

Answer

The answer is yes, Jena. There is a lot of research on bio energetic data. There is a book called-- I read it back in the 1990s, Vibrational Medicine. When I was doing my second doctorate in integrative medicine, what was the other one? The other book was called, The Body Electrics. So, those are two excellent books. This is what it is based on. So, yes, I am in favor of them.

Question

“Is there anything else I can do to increase my platelet count? I never had a problem with it before.

Answer

Well, see your doctor. There are so many things that need to be looked at. But really, it’s probiotics, and potassium, and magnesium, a healthy gut environment. So, we can do a complete digestive stool if you were a patient here. Plus, we would want to look for other viral concurrent illnesses. If you had herpes, that could be causing it. Stress alone, can do it. So, you have to not worry. I don't get worried about a platelet count until it's under 40,000. And I've had some people, one man in particular I followed for years, and then he dipped down into the 20,000s for a long time. He had no real problem. Ultimately, he was put on a prescription medication. But I was able to manage him for many decades without it. So, see your doctor or try to get to a functional doctor on that. 

Jena says, “2nd part. Many people have had great results from pain reduction, lowing of blood pressure, better sleep & skin, more energy, etc. I ordered mine from my husband to try.”

I think she is talking about those X39Lifewave patches. Yes. And I have them. And I use them also. I do believe they work.

Question

“Can vit c be added to my EDTA 3 gram chelation treatment and if yes, how much vit c? Would this be beneficial for each treatment?”

Answer

The answer is yes. And then you need to talk to your doctor who is giving it to calculate the osmolality. What we do is, you want to not add so much to any one IV that it becomes so dense. It can become irritable. Vitamin C itself can be a little irritant intravenously. So, you will have to talk to your doctor. We use 10-grams in our standard bag, 500-ml of water and then we add in the EDTA, the minerals, and the B vitamins. And then we add in the Vitamin C 10-grams, and it goes well. But we have calculated the osmolality. I can’t do it in my head right now. It has to be done with a calculator. So, ask your doctor on that Debra.

Question

“Hi, Dr. Rita! What’s the name of the high potency probiotic you were talking about?”

Answer

It’s called Probiotic 225. Probiotic 225. It’s in powder packs. It is put out by Ortho Molecular. I’ve used it for many, many years. It has really been a lifesaver for many people with terrible, terrible gut problems of all kinds of gut problems.

Question

“Does a ketogenic coffee break my fast?”

Answer

It depends on what you put in the coffee. So, if you’re putting in a lot of stuff in your coffee you could, for instance, some people are putting in Stevia, they’re putting fats, medium chain triglycerides. Some are putting in dehydrated mushrooms for the immune stimulation. So, all these things can add up, especially the taste of sweet. Even psychologically with the gut, just the taste of sweat can make your body raise your insulin. So, just like salivating before you actually take a bite of something shows the strong anticipatory delivery of a food item. So, it depends Elizabeth, on what you put in it. If you're just drinking black coffee, that's not really going to be a problem. If you add butter, technically, those are calories, you know. Technically it breaks it. But I would say it's so minimal, it shouldn't be a problem. But some people have trouble getting into ketosis, and even adding the butter can be a challenge for them to get to ketosis.

Question

“Does a ketogenic coffee break--” No, wait a minute.

Answer

Dolores says, “I drink American tea and a glass of celery juice first thing in the morning, and I eat at noon. Is it okay to drink celery juice in the morning or should I take it in the afternoon?”

Well, it is a food caloric carbohydrate and when you pulverize up the celery, you make even the insoluble starch complex carbohydrates more accessible for digestion and the sugar will go up. I would try, if you're trying to do intermittent fasting, I would try and keep that celery drink to just between your noon and 6 p.m.

Question

“What is the TLC prebiotic you recommend with Probiotic 225? And do you suggest also, a spore biotic? I think Dr. Gundry has a product with all three in one capsule.

Answer

Yeah, the prebiotic would be something like Inulin. That's an artichoke. The prebiotic is an avocado. The prebiotic is in our chicory root, in our TLC energy bar, doctor’s nutrition bar. And so, and spore biotics, I think are also very good. Ours is called Ortho Spore IG.

Question

“You may have answered this question previously. But do you have any recommendations to regain more of your taste and smell after COVID. I had COVID in 2020 and have regained about 80% of my taste/smell. But it still lacks in some areas of smell and taste.”

Answer

Well, I would make sure I'm taking probably 30-milligrams of an amino chelated zinc, zinc like glycinate, zinc picolinate, something like that with it. Along with something like potassium iodide. That would be my recommendation JC. We have had success with that.

Question

“I'm going through menopause and doing hormone replacement. I have my thyroid under control, and Hashimoto is under control with Dr. Mitchell. I do intermittent fasting 16 to 18 hours. I exercise three to four times a week. I take supplements like probiotic. digestive enzymes, DK2, B12, etc. It seems like menopause has put my metabolism to stop mode. I just can't seem to lose my extra 10 COVID pounds. What do you recommend to effectively lose this weight? I've tried keto and it adds more fat than a loss of weight. Thank you.”

Answer

Have you ever tried some prolonged fasting? Have you ever gone 24 hours without a meal? Or 48 hours without a meal? And when you're exercising, are you doing excessive high intensity that could create cortisol stress? I don't know exactly how old you are. But too much heavy exercise can do counterproductive cortisol stress and disallow you to lose weight.

On the other hand, I think prolonged fasting is a good direction to aim for. I would monitor my insulin levels or my continuous glucose monitoring and make sure that your blood sugars are in a healthy range so we're not deceiving ourselves thinking we're doing all these good things, but still we're maintaining a plateau that won't let you lose that weight. 

Question

“What's your opinion on the COVID pill called Paxlovid? My granddaughter is going to nursing school in Montana. It's been more than 10-years since her last T-DAP.” That’s tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. “They are requiring her to have one. What are your thoughts?”

Answer

I think no one should be forced to take any medical therapeutic without the willingness of the person. It’s your body. Tetanus is something that is so, so rare. Unless you are a rancher out on a farm with animals who are walking in their poop, fixing the fence, scratch yourself on a pooped up rusty nail or wire on the fence, it’s most unlikely that you’d ever be exposed to Tetanus.

Diphtheria and pertussis, extremely rare with normal, healthy sanitation, flushing toilets, washing your hands, and so forth. Even if, God forbid, you would ever get diphtheria, it is treated with azithromycin. Pertussis is also treated with penicillin and azithromycin. 

So, I don't see any reason. And the risk of that, if you are a healthy person, it is negative. I wouldn’t do it. 

Question

“I have autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis, should I be taking extra calcium?”

Answer

I don't recommend taking extra calcium in general. It typically gets deposited on soft tissues rather than in the bones. And it calcifies ligaments and lipping on the movable joints. So, I don't see any value in that. I haven’t in decades. So, no.

Question

“Hello. I have two swollen lymph nodes behind each of my ears. The one on the left is bigger and more noticeable. My left ear is also bothering me. And I've lost my hearing almost completely. I noticed the lump a year or more ago and lost my hearing two years ago.”

Answer

So Mariana, then you should see a doctor and have yourself evaluated. And look at that and get a hearing test. Be seen and address this. The patient, you know, with persistent symptoms needs to be worked up.

We have post auricular lymph nodes. You can be brushing your hair, you can scratch yourself, you can get a haircut, nick something, and these lymph nodes strain your scalp. We can get these lymph nodes on both sides, if you pierced your ear, or scratched your ear. And so, it’s not unusual to have occasionally a posterior auricular lymph node. However, if it's still present in a prolonged fashion, I would say years a long time, and associated with other symptoms, I'm not saying it's related. It’s just that you need to be seen by a doctor and evaluated. Although, I don’t know of any concerning disease that jumps into my mind as a general practitioner. But with prolonged symptoms, go to a doctor and have that checked out.

Question

“Any tips for managing anemia without taking iron supplements and when diet changes don't seem to help?”

Answer

Well, you have to have enough stomach acid to help you ionize and absorb your minerals. So, you might need to take ortho digestive enzyme that has hydrochloric acid or spectrochem whenever you eat foods to help you have better hydrochloric acid in there.

Question

“Also, can you offer some ideas for how to support a weak fatty liver?”

Answer

That would be with a low carb diet. Fatty liver is high fructose corn syrup, alcohol, fructose in alcohol and all the foods are just wreaking havoc on our livers. Carbohydrates are too high.

Question

“Well, I’m still taking bioidentical hormones which may not be helping.”

Answer

I wouldn't worry about the bioidentical hormones. I would worry about going low carb. It is always improved with a low carb diet and staying away from juices and fruit and sodas and alcohol. And a very low carb diet over months should improve. We take alpha lipoic acid. We take Berberine. And we see and track the liver enzymes, they go down in ultrasound. So, have your doctor do that. 

Question

“What supplements are recommended for dense breasts?”

Answer

Well, a low carb diet. But iodine. I would take Iodoral at least one 12.5-milligram tablet a day. I would take systemic enzymes as an anti-inflammatory. Besides being low carb, look at how much caffeine you take.

Question

“How do you get rid of a dry cough and mucus from COVID? I had COVID three weeks ago, but still have a dry cough and mucus.”

Answer

I would say that is not unusual Mangia to have a cough, even three weeks of dry cough after having COVID. Sometimes they really don’t define long-COVID until almost three months, 12-weeks afterwards. And so, I would just give it some more time. But I would say if in a you know, two months, you're still doing that I wouldn't be seen by your doctor.