YouTube Livestream Q&A Transcript, November 15 2022
November 17, 2022
“My father has had a dry cough for many years, he’s also always congested. He is mostly health conscious, not on any medications, takes vitamins daily, and drinks tea. He is not a smoker. What would you suggest to help the cough and congestion?”
I do know, I think who you are, and your approximate age. So, I do know that your father is in the older group. And what happens with us as we age is our skin starts to thin and wrinkle. We bump it and it bruises more easily than when we were younger. That means the thickness of the skin is getting thinner as we lose muscle mass, collagen, and bulk. And then the capillaries are much more closer to the surface. And the same thing applies to the nasal mucosa. Your nasal mucosa is to stay moist and heat up the air as it is taken into our lungs. But as we age that thins out also, which means, any common irritant, pollen, or whatever can be brought in and it can have easier penetrability to the nasal mucosal area and irritate it, like pollens or other molds, or viruses, or what have you.
This then is what is called senile rhinorrhea. Almost all adults as they get older, they start to have trouble swallowing. They can accidentally have their water or even their own saliva drip back and hit their larynx box in the wrong way and a drip will get into their larynx and make them cough or water. And this is because as we're aging, and sagging is occurring, and muscles are weakening, and the hyoid bone and the vocal cord laryngeal box there is changing ever so slightly. It’s sliding its position and it can get that drip, then you'll have this chronic cough.
So, exercise is important. Staying well-hydrated is important. Often if we use natural hormone replacement therapy, our thickness of our skin doesn't get as thin and easily bleeds or bruises or penetrable to pollen on the very thin already mucosal surfaces there. Very often, it’s helpful to take and be very mindful of avoiding pollen-generating food allergy foods. If he knows his blood type, an O-type blood, it’s probably smart for him to try and stay away from grains, alcohol, and the molds in the alcohol are often a concern. Using natural and histamines. We use D-Hist. It is a Quercetin based natural antihistamine, natural antiviral. Moistening the surfaces with Argentyn nasal spray, up the nose, morning and evening is another smart thing to do.
And then, I guess if you have to, maybe a long-term acting over-the-counter antihistamine, something like Loratadine or Zyrtec, Cetirizine, these are both over-the-counter once a day, non-drowsy antihistamines.
But that’s basically what it is. And of course, he should see his doctor, and listen to his lungs. If he's had a chronic cough, you should probably get a simple chest x-ray, just to be sure that there's nothing else going on. And follow up with his doctor.
“What do you suggest as basic supplement possibilities for someone who has an artificial valve and takes Warfarin daily? So many supplements, and foods, contain ingredients that affect bleeding times when on Warfarin. Something for joint pain, digestion, brain function?”
I would say this, Warfarin is prescribed by your physician, cardiologist, or internist to prevent blood clotting. And it slows down a certain Vitamin K2-dependent pathway. And if you eat leafy green vegetables rich and Vitamin K1, then you're going to need more Warfarin. So, if you are eating a diet that is healthy, with healthy greens and a variety, your Vitamin K1 level is going to vary. That means, your Warfarin dosing is going to vary. That means it's going to be more difficult for your cardiologist and internist to maintain a level, a range of anticoagulation.
So, what that then means is, they’re going to, I think, poorly advise, in my opinion, you to eat an inferior diet that doesn’t have these wonderful nutrients in the food. So, that’s why you suggest in the paper here, to eat many foods that contain ingredients that affect bleeding when on Warfarin. So, it almost becomes frightening to eat good food, just to make sure that your internist and cardiologist don't have a hard time managing his situation. I don't think that's the right way to look at it.
I think you should be advised to eat a healthy diet, rich in organically raised, trying to avoid pesticides or herbicides, that have good leafy green vegetables that are for nutrients and take a digestive enzyme as you digest it. But then I would say it's their job to do the monitoring.
So, there are enzymes like Vitalzym and Vascuzyme, and ProteoXyme that are taken on an empty stomach, morning and evening. And these work as natural anti-inflammatories, which are anticoagulation benefits. I take Vitalzym myself, five in the morning, and five in the evening. So, I don't get arthritis, I don't get blood clots, and I stay uninflamed.
Your internist and medical doctor who give the Warfarin will have to get educated and they will have to spend time and you don't get paid for all these times that we do this, nor do I get paid for the extra time I'm doing this here. But we became doctors to do the right thing, not the lazy, convenient thing. So, what about water? Water is a wonderful anticoagulant blood thinner if you drink half your weight in ounces. So, let’s say, you are 200 lbs. and that means you need 100 ounces every day. That would come to (6) 16-ounce glasses this full, every day. So, I have a different take on someone who has an artificial valve or valve replacement or who is on anticoagulant therapy.
I'm not saying not to take the Warfarin, I am saying to eat healthy, even if that means eating leafy greens. I am for eating a healthy diet, drinking the water, exercising, and staying active so you don't get a venostasis from being immobile. I am for eating a low carb that prevents clotting. I am for avoiding inflaming foods, such as the grains with all the glyphosate and genetically modified changes on them. I am for taking the enzymes that help prevent clotting and a good night's sleep. So, that is what I would do.
Another thing, Vitamin K2 is different than Vitamin K1. K1 is involved in the clotting pathway whereas Vitamin K2 is involved in calcium metabolism to avoid abnormal calcification on the lining of your blood vessels and other soft tissue deposits. So, that's what I would say. Use the systemic enzymes for joint pain, with a good benefit for inflammation and pain reduction, drink half your weight in pounds as ounces of water every day, eat a healthy diet, low in carbs, avoid food allergies, and then exercise. And consider natural hormone replacement therapy for optimal memory, brain function, and such. That's how we would approach it.
And I have many many, many, many, decades and decades of patients over the years that have been on Coumadin or other blood thinners. And I advise them that indeed, these are the things they are responsible to do, their doctor should be advising them, and they should be following the patient and not the patient trying to eat a more inferior diet to make their blood checking job easier.
“I am 56 and have been in menopause for 2 yrs. I have the Chek2 genetic mutation that puts me at a high risk for breast cancer as well as thyroid cancer. My mom got breast cancer at age 45 and died at age 50 from very aggressive breast cancer. I had a preventative skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy at age 51 and a thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer at age 52. My question is with having this genetic mutation is it safe for me to use hormone replacement therapy? I’ve been told the benefits outway the risks and I’ve been told absolutely no! What is your opinion based on recent research of Chek2? I still have my uterus and ovaries. After my mom’s diagnosis, she had a mastectomy and preventative chemotherapy, and her cancer still metastases. My sister and my niece are also Chek 2 positive. Those are only family members that have tested.”
I think natural hormones are given to us by our Lord for repair, rebuilding, remodeling, maintenance of our immune, maintenance of our mental functions, maintenance of our bone health, maintenance of cardiovascular health, and so many other things as well. There is a book out there called, Estrogen Matters. It debunks this volume of ignorant mythology in my opinion, that hormones are to be feared.
Now, you've done preventative things, I am not an expert on the Chek2 mutation. So, I will look that up. Chek2 mutation. If your oncologist was advising you about this or your doctor geneticists, and not telling you about the strong, strong association between insulin, the growth-promoting, tumor-promoting, fat-promoting, blood vessel thickening, heart disease-promoting impact of insulin from an American casual standard diet, then I think you're getting a biased one-sided, lopsided guidance. Insulin is to be feared far, far more than any mutation. Because it takes the environment, and the terrain to create enough strain and hypoxic stress to allow a gene to be expressed. If that gene is supposed to be expressed, it would express itself right away, and cancer wouldn't be popping out very early. But the Chek2 gene is a mutation that can be under certain conditions, promoted. And those conditions are what we are here telling everyone regarding whether or not you know if you have various mutations or not, to keep them in suppression. And that is with a low-carb diet, enough water, exercise, good sleep, and higher levels of Vitamin D. Our ranges are 80 nanograms to deciliter to 120. Theirs are 30 to 60.
We test the iodine levels. Low iodine levels are clearly associated with thyroid cancers. Our diet is miserable in iodine, no one is testing except for us. Read the book called, Iodine, by David Brownstein. David Brownstein has a tremendous book. But you see, nobody makes money on reading books and telling you to supplement with iodine or to self-discipline yourself to exercise, get enough sleep, drink your water, eat a low-carb diet, eat in a time-restricted zone, have your doctor check an insulin level every six months, your triglyceride, your fasting blood sugar, your hemoglobin A1C. People don’t make money doing that. But they make lots of money on these goose chases for genes.
There have been no great breakthroughs, and there have been no great medical breakthroughs and management treatments. So, that's my opinion. And my suggestion to you is to read the book, Estrogen Matters, read the book, Iodine, and trust the fact that we are designed to live to have a good immune system, to check and prevent genetic mutations from their being expressed. And there are no medical schools teaching this, maybe some naturopathic schools, about the wonderful enzyme systems that are out there, in our bodies, working every day, to look at our DNA everywhere in our body to repair damages, how important the circulation is, EDTA chelation therapy to improve microcirculation, the importance of water, the importance of certain vitamins, nutrients, Vitamin D, zinc, and the like. The importance of a good night's sleep, the importance of exercise, the importance of a time-restricted eating so you don't eat like, and on and on it goes.
So, the good Lord allows me to make enough income here, by doing a lot of inspiration to my patients, and follow-up, and accountability. But I don't make any money on big drugs I sell them or interventional things or surgeries we do. Ours is educating each patient, during special needs, as they come through. And I am pleased to announce that Medicare has found me and our clinic to be one of the few clinics in the United States, one of a few physicians out of the hundreds of thousands, millions of doctors that we probably have in this country, that has the healthiest Medicare patient, oldest population, most functional, needing the least amount of medicines, the least moving on to cancer, the least moving on to heart attacks, the least moving on to diabetes, and on and on and on. So, I think they should send some of their medical students here. And we'll give the glory to our Lord who made us.
“My husband is a healthy 67-year-old and not taking any prescriptions. He started taking one Prostatrol Forte in Dec. of 2021 when his PSA was 4.0. We were told the range was 0-4.0 for his age. In March his PSA was 3.4. However, last week his PSA was 5.4. We are having it retested next week. Do you recommend that he starts taking two Prostatrol Forte capsules/day? What else do you recommend and what PSA number do you think is good for a 67-year-old healthy man?”
If we all make it to 85 years old, I think the Bible says a natural life is three score and ten. And if by strength for score, so if we make it to 85 and we biopsied every man on his 85th birthday, his prostate, and we did a breast biopsy of every woman on her 85th birthday, will find breast cancer and prostate cancer. Cells age and cells start changing their characteristics from very healthy-looking cells and nuclei to a more stressed wrinkled agent. And that’s basically what pathologists are looking for when they see the nuclear DNA and changes in the cell. And then, we're all going to die, at least in this body.
You know, I thank God all my sins are paid for by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So, I'm eternal already. And I don't need to worry about these things. I can be busy about loving my patients, my family, my grandchildren, and the world, and not worry about myself because I know where I'm going. But we're all going to die.
So, the older we get, the higher the PSA. typically is for men, which means the bigger his prostate is. Now, the thing that your doctor and urologist should be aware of is the prostate gland is a gland, much like the breast is a gland of glandular tissue, and the thyroid is a gland. And all glandular tissue tends to behave in their environment with growth parameters. For instance, estrogen helps stimulate blood breasts glandular development, and progesterone puts the brake on. Testosterone tends to have a stimulatory impact on the male testicle and possibly the prostate and other things, of course. And the iodine in the thyroid and in the breast and in the prostate is part of glandular metabolism. So, if you have a low diet of iodine, your thyroid is going to want to grow more glandular tissue to try and scavenge and get iodine out of the system passing by in the blood and lymph. Your breasts will want to grow to get more iodine, your prostate will want to grow to get more iodine.
And so, we know if you read the book by David Brownstein, that iodine supplementation helps to reduce the prostate size, the breast size, the ovaries, the uterus, and the thyroid goiter. And usually, there isn't a cancer risk for people who are always adequate in their iodine intake, and we can measure this. That's why I take iodine all the time.
Now, alcohol is associated with the metabolism in the liver alcohol dehydrogenase because estradiol is an alcohol. If you eat a high-carb diet, your carbs will ferment in your stomach and produce some alcohol. And that'll exceed the natural design of your liver for the tiny amount of alcohol eating would generate or estradiol would generate in your body. Because men make estradiol. So, another thing I would tell your husband is don't drink alcohol. I have seen men who have a beer every day or two and their estrogen levels are higher than mine. And I'm postmenopausal. And I take estradiol every day as a prescription to have enough in me so I don't get hot flashes, night sweats, or bone loss, and I get good memory and a good night's sleep. And yet these men think it's healthy and fun to drink their beer, but they're killing themselves with it through estrogens. And that estrogen is coming from their alcohol and that's making their prostate swell.
There's another natural approach I give the men in my practice. I will give them an estrogen metabolizer blocker called Anastrozole, at higher doses, this is what women use for breast cancer management. But at a very tiny dose a half a milligram, twice a week, this blocks the men from their prostate, being swollen from the estrogen impact.
The other thing is I put them on a low-carb diet, tell them don't drink alcohol, and I asked them to stay away from fructose, high fructose corn syrup, and a high-carb diet. I tell them to get an EDTA chelation to improve the circulation to their prostate. Go on enzymes, Vitalzym or Vascuzyme either one, on an empty stomach, twice a day. Most men need about five twice a day. I’m a big girl, so I take five twice a day. I have more of a male build in size and dimension. And then I reach us their PSA in a month or two. And I always see it go down. I always see it go down. And one more time, I always see it go down. And I correlate with the men their alcohol consumption and the improvement in their PSA, their estradiol level, their testosterone level, and so it goes.
So, that's how I would address it. You can use salt tablets. I have seen some men take two tablespoons worth of raw pumpkin seeds, just raw pumpkin seeds. It's cheaper. If you get raw organic pumpkin seeds and have two tablespoons and chew them up a day, that is probably enough in and of itself. So, there you have it.
“What would you advise regarding anxiety and hair loss?”
I don't recommend it. So, for me, for my anxiety, I use the Holy Bible. I read my Bible, every day of my life, four chapters every morning before I wake up, I mean, no, before I go to my workout, you know before I go to the gym every day. That is reminding me that I'm a created being. It reminds me of my history, and the people that are loved so much by God, how important we each are, and how much I matter. But then again, how small my problems are in light of the whole world and the great needs, and I get my eyes off my problems, and I get them onto serving other human beings of all sorts. So, that's what I do.
And I exercise, that helps anxiety, and I drink enough water. And I take natural hormone replacement therapy. I just had a lady come in today, who is living, she's up 54, has family stress, and she had to move out of her house for reconstruction and had to move in with family. And there's some, you know, addiction problems in the family she's moving into and relationship problems. And the husband is stressed, and her children are at high school age, they're stressed. Everyone's stressed. And she couldn't sleep and it was just deteriorating. And she was also menopausal. And I gave her hormones and voila! She was able to get some good restorative sleep. That sleep and those hormones helped her be more toned, even-keeled, more mellow you might say. And she tolerated the stressful anxiety-producing situation.
Of course, she could also use some Ashwagandha or some TLC Calm. We have magnesium drinks that are very calming, good enough Vitamin D to get those levels of Vitamin D up into that 80 range are very mood enhancing levels for Vitamin D. Exercise, I do five days a week. So, there's many things that we can do for anxiety.
Hair loss… stress is a major inhibitor of tissue repair and build up. It is like being on chronic steroids that are breaking you down, breaking down your tissues. So, just by doing all the things I said, and having that pattern of reassurance and those healthy lifestyle things, healthy nutrients, healthy herbs, natural hormones, Vitamin D, exercise, then you should be able to see your hair grow thick and nicely over time. So, that's how I would begin to approach that.
Now, of course, B vitamins are important for stress and Biotin is in that family of the B vitamins. And I do take the B vitamins every day as well.
“I recently had a bout of ringworm which I contracted from 3-month-old kittens. I was treating with a fungicide, and it was very stubborn (She must mean a topical). I began to apply wild organic Oregano oil and that seemed to dry it up more quickly than the prescription fungicide. A second breakout occurred on the opposite arm, and then a third lesion on my thigh. I had washed everything and was keeping the area covered etc. I have since started taking the Oregano oil orally. (1-2 drops in water). How long will it take this outbreak to subside? Will I need to worry about future outbreaks? The kittens have been treated by the vet with oral meds as well as fungicide dips. They seem all better and I keep getting ringworm patches! Very frustrating! Can you suggest something that might help kill this fungus or should I just stay the course I am on currently?”
Oregano oil is a natural fungicide. Well, an immune system that succumbs to surface fungi, breaking through the cracks in our skin implies that your immune system is not doing as good of a job as it should. So, I would be interested in the most common immune destroyer for Americans is the high carb, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fruity sugar diet. And so the number one thing I would do is fasting, intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and exercise, getting a good night's sleep to restore your immune system, and then getting -- I would probably put you on Juice Plus because it'll have Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the architecture of our skin, our collagen, elastin repair. I would have you take a multi-mineral, such as TLC multi-mineral for the zinc and the Selenium, and others that are very important in anti-cancer, and immune boosting. So, a multi-mineral that has the zinc and selenium, and other non-valuable trace minerals for our immune system, a low-carb diet, a good night's sleep, exercise. Don't eat late at night, that's immunosuppressive. And then get that vitamin C in with Juice Plus, very likely. Vitamin C will help but that's in the Juice Plus. And the Juice Plus has been researched for immune enhancement.
And then topically, I would use our Argentyn Silver. It is a fungicide. It’s anti-yeast, anti-candida fungicidal. It’s a spray, so you can spray it on your hands. And you could spray it on the kittens that would help. It's an antibacterial, and antiviral. It comes as a gel you could rub it on as a gel over your hands or elsewhere. You could take it and swallow it and use teaspoons of this swish and swallow gargle with it. You can spray it up your nose for viruses and fungi and bacteria. So that's another thing I would do. And I think that's how I would begin to approach that.
“I heard you say that you take DHEA instead of testosterone cream. What dosage would I take if I take 2 mg of testosterone cream?”
I take the DHEA because it does so much more than just straight testosterone. The DHEA is a precursor to many other downstream things that your immune system needs, your testosterone for muscle, and your adrenal gland for good adrenal support helping you stay calm and handle stress better.
If you're on 2 milligrams topical daily, I would probably be on 50 milligrams DHEA capsule, one a day. And that's what I use, I use 50 milligrams. So, that was a simple one. That is what I would do.
“My thyroid nodules have grown more than 20% in the past year and wonder if there are labs I should ask for before my endocrinologist appointment? Biopsies are negative, but calcium in outer nodule and has a history of Hashimoto’s.”
I would do a 24-hour urine iodine challenge collection by Doctors Data. Doctors Data in Saint Charles, IL. They do an excellent, consistent, reproducible, and this is the one that is put out by the book called, Iodine, by Dr. David Brownstein. The iodine is very important in helping shrink the thyroid by taking the systemic enzymes to chew up the debris tissue, the benign tissue in the thyroid gland, or anywhere else in your body. Drink half your weight in water as ounces every day. Be on a low-carb diet. And take selenium, a multi-mineral every day. At least 200 micrograms of selenium every day, if not 400.
I would wait another year and do the food allergy test, besides the 24-hour iodine. You are probably eating something chronically because you have Hashimoto’s diagnosis. So, that’s a food allergy that autoimmune attacks your thyroid. You are probably still eating that food that is creating irritation.
“I am 70 years old and broke my femur. I just started taking estradiol and progesterone. Do I take it every day? One states on click, and the other states two clicks. And the quantity is 30. Are both 30-day supplies? I want to know when I need to reorder.”
I would. It sounds like you are taking one click a day of the pink estradiol topic-click and the white topic-click is the progesterone. Usually, we put people on it two clicks for like a ½ of a month, like the 1st through the 15th of each month. That way you will use them up at the same time every month. You are using two clicks over 15-days, one-click over 30-day. They are both done at the end of the month. Estradiol will last you 120-days and the progesterone should last you 120-days. That should be four-month-lasting tubes.
I’m glad you are using it. You have to learn how to do some stomping, weight-bearing, and you need to be on the Vitamin D with K2, a low-carb diet, not eat late at night, drink enough water, those kinds of things.
So, yes, I’m proud of you.
“Should a man in his 60s, with a 312 testosterone level be on testosterone shots? Or would natural testosterone help better? What do you recommend and how much?”
Well, testosterone is natural whether it’s the shot or any other lozenge or topical cream, however, you are doing it.
It depends on what time of the year that man took the estradiol, I mean, took the lab test for the testosterone. Because in men, there is a biannual phase. The testosterone starts climbing around late spring, or early summer so that all male animal kingdom and human men have an increased testosterone which will be increased libido for the sake of getting all the impregnable female animals and wives pregnant so that all the little baby animals, for the most part, are started in the fall and birthed in the spring. Then God has the testosterone drop right after late fall, early winter, and spring so that the boy animals are not aggressive and they won’t eat their newborn pups. So, there is a biannual swing. It drops in the later fall, and early winter. And it slowly starts to climb from the late spring, all the way to late summer, and early fall.
So, it could be a normal level of 312. It could be normal. Now, when I was a younger doctor in the 1970s, men's testosterones were always much higher. It was like 1,600, 1,400, 1,200. I think the low back then was around 800 or 700. Nowadays, the blood ranges from like 150 to, you know, maybe 700. It is really sick how our lifestyle, stress, and junk food-- 80% of the food in grocery stores never existed before. They are all packaged junk food. All this alcohol, electromagnetic energy, all the stress, all the staying up too late.
But anyway, what do I think is the best way to do it? I like topical testosterone because we can manage it easily. Once you inject a volume in, that is going to have this kind of seesaw throughout, once a week up and down, up and down. And you have to be consistent for the doctor to understand at what point since the last shot where your level is. And typically, it's much much more consistent and under our control, your control, the patient's control. There are lozenges that you can suck on it and have a lozenge. It is absorbed through the skin under your tongue. There are all kinds of ways to do it.
The level of 312 depends on the time of year it was done. If it's a winter reading or early spring, it should be low.
“What is better to use for frying, beef tallow or lard?”
I think they're equivalent. I think they're both fine. And I have both. and I use both. And I save my bacon grease, and I do use butter sometimes. And I have coconut oil. But I think beef tallow is just wonderful.