YouTube Livestream Q&A Transcript, September 12th, 2022
September 14, 2022
“Is it possible to reserve non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?”
And the answer is always, we never say never in medicine. At least that's our philosophy as preventative and functional integrative doctors. Because the nerve, if we can find out what's irritating it, very often it could be compression, very often it might be heavy metal toxins, it could be toxic environmental exposure, it could be lack of microcirculation, it could be inactivity. It could be drinking too much water. It could be drinking too little water. So, there are so many things that our associated with causative features that aggravate the nerves. Because they are lined, they're covered with a fatty membrane called a myelin sheath. And this is made of swingle myelin, a very special type of phospholipid. And we have been shunned away from eating from bad medical advice are healthy fats that help us to repair these cell membrane surfaces. That's why we're always showing the pictures here about the injured and then the repaired cell membrane by eating a very healthy fat and supporting digestion.
So, the answer would be yes, see a functional integrative doctor. And they can help look at all these other reasons for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy. And I would definitely look at heavy metal toxicity.
“What is the best supplement or practice to have a healthy gut microbiome? I have read that it is very important for my immune system. Is that correct?”
The answer is, there's no one best supplement. The diet in America is driven by a marketing business and that means the business wants to use the cheapest available food stuff and the most attractive to the taste, the most behavioral that will make you repetitiously re-consume it over and over. And very often these are the sugar, or the excess salty, or the saturated hydrogenated fat substances that create prolonged shelf life.
And so, this marketing of these processed foods harms the lining of our gut. We are taught behaviorally to cave into our appetites and passions. We are taught to follow extremes and gratification and taste and flavors. These are all damaging to us. And we wind up not eating at home or taking the time to plan menus and to cook for ourselves and our family. This damages us. So, we would begin by telling you that the more simple you eat, if you eat grass fed beef, grass fed free range chickens with a skin on it, that is roasted not deep fried, wild caught fish, grass fed field raised pork, dairy that is raw and not pasteurized, eating a pork that is wild raised. These are sources that are tremendous because we're made of protein and fat and the lining of your gut is a one cell membrane thick lining between the world and you when you bring it into your body. And so, you have to eat these rich phospholipid and proteins, these healthy fats to repair yourself every day of your life. And these synthetic processed foods are teaching a lazy adaptive behavior for just a driving taste sensations in us that are high carb and they all damage our immune system.
So, we would focus on your diet. If you ate a simple protein and a simple vegetable or two, a very simplified salad trying to get away from all the salad dressings and get back to olive oil and vinegar. Have a nut for the day and berries. Berries, we are so full of sugar, I don’t really recommend the very sugared apples and peaches and oranges and melons and stuff. There is so much high fructose corn syrup that we’ve gotten damaged from all these processed foods.
So, if you ever meat themed day with a vegetable. And then next a chicken theme day with a vegetable. The next day a fish themed day with a vegetable. Next day be a pork themed day with a different vegetable. Fifth menu might be an omelet or an egg day with a different vegetable. And then rotate between these five menus, maybe you could train yourself to fast one day per week. And then, maybe limit yourself to a treat day. So, that cover seven days right there.
But the more we simplify our menu, reduce the variety of spices and processed foods, the more lining of our gut can heal. And the immune system, 88% of which lines that barrier is going to be preserved for taking care of the rest of your body and really getting those carbs down. Because that really damages your immune system.
Now probiotics, there's now you know more and more information more people are learning this. And I can't test every product out there. But we have here what we have clinically tested, we’ve done research and gone to the sites of production. We’ve looked at the process for these things. We use Othro Molecular, a broad spectrum multi-strain supplement probiotic. We also use one of their items called Ortho Spore IG, which is another wonderful product. There are many good ones. We carry about five different varieties. The money you spend on that and whether it’s refrigerated is really not the key. We have to work on things that we find being tested, and then we test and look at the stool. So, I would recommend the company Ortho Biotic, Ortho Spore IG, those kinds of things, and I would go from there.
“What are your thoughts about taking baby aspirin in general? And specifically in regards to taking it to avoid COVID? I have a friend who was advised by her doctor to take it daily to prevent COVID. I have never heard of that. Just wondering your thoughts.”
Nor have I. Well, aspirin is an antiplatelet to help prevent clotting and the spike protein of the virus, Coronavirus that is circulating is inflaming in the coagulation pathway. It doesn’t prevent it. But it helps reduce the micro-clotting that might occur.
Now, what we suggest is drink your filtered water, drink enough every day, half your weight as pounds as ounces. So, if you are 150-pounds, you would take 75-ounces a day. That will work to help detox you, to help prevent clotting, and so forth.
Then the other thing is systemic enzymes, which will help do many cleansing anti-inflammatory actions. Aspirin acts as the anti-inflammatory, where enzymes are designed to do exactly the same thing and prevent the micro clotting and so forth, and help to keep the blood slightly thin. But we're emphasizing enough water. Take your systemic enzymes every morning on an empty stomach, an hour before you eat anything or before bedtime. I use mine morning and evening at my age, almost 70 now. I really need to take my enzymes because we make so much less as we age. And as we age, and we have these limitations, this is why we eventually die. I think the life expectancy for an American woman is around 82 or 84 and for a male is 78. But I think those numbers are declining now.
But remember, the spike protein promotes damage of the lining of your blood vessels which promotes micro clotting. So, that's the logic to taking baby aspirin. But there are many risks of indiscriminate platelet reduction and bleeding. Why not take things that your body needs, like your water, and reduce your carbs so you're not creating sticky blood, and reducing your immune system, and take systemic enzymes.
If you want to prevent COVID I would get a good night's sleep. I would have a routine where you're trying to get to bed by nine o'clock, 9:30, and up early. I would exercise regularly. We know regular exercise and weight training is associated with stimulating the white blood cell production, mitochondrial production in your immune system. We know reducing your carbohydrates improves the function and motor mobility of your phagocytes of the white blood cells and your immune function. And we know that Quercetin is a herb that acts like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. We know that taking zinc in a multivitamin mineral anywhere from six to 25 milligrams a day is an antiviral action, just like Quercetin and the other items. We know taking vitamin C acts as an antiviral, we know that vitamin D has immune protecting bone building as well as antiviral support by enhancing your immune system. That's where I would spend my time.
“I have a question about my eyes. I have recently started playing pickleball. And with this heat, I sweat a lot. I think the sweat gets into my eyes and also perhaps the air conditioning in my car may bother them. But my eyes hurt. They are a little itchy. They feel good if I just close them for a while. The itching, sweat, stinging goes away. Is there something that you can recommend for me?”
As we age, the cornea, the lining over the glassy part of our eyes is about one cell thick. And so, when you blink every time, sort to say, are using like a windshield blade/wiper. And the blade and the windshield gets oxidized by the ultraviolet light radiation on the rubber on the windshield. The same with our eyes. That cell membrane gets older, taking antioxidants. We like the product, Juice Plus, here for its broad spectrum powerful research validated antioxidant powder. We also like drinking enough water to help you.
But we also encourage natural hormone replacement therapy which aids in cell repair and reconstruction. And we also like systemic enzymes. It helps clear out old debris or injured cells. By closing your eyes, it stops that trauma of wiping them. So, when you are playing sports and the saltiness of your eye drips in, that creates some irritants in these tiny micro cracks. You'll notice as your skin gets older and cracked, you can get itchier, very often there's a peritus or itching of old age. And we often ask people not to shower so much so that the salt and stuff will not go deep into these cracks. By letting your natural oils build up by eating healthy oils, taking essential oil, we use the the capsule form of clinician’s preference. I use Argentyn Silver for my eyes at night. Most every night, I put a drop in my eyes before I go to bed to decrease the viral bacterial fungal, you know, exposure I've had.
But I use all these things. Low carb enzymes, my natural hormones, systemic enzymes, my Argentyn night, and my natural hormones. That’s about the best we can do to try and take care of our vision. So, why don’t you keep a drop, an eye dropper bottle and put a drop in your eyes. And just close them for a minute or so after, you know, feeling irritated. Try to get a good night's sleep every night. That should help keep up with it.
“I’m 66. I’ve had chronic osteoarthritis in both of my knees due to many years of beach volleyball and other body abusive sports. After years of prolotherapy, PRP injections, and most recently stem cell injections I have come to the conclusion that I now need total knee replacements. My MRI show advanced grade four arthritis. However, I probably cannot get surgery until early next year. My question is, how detrimental to my health would it be to receive Cortisone knee injections. I’ve always been against those as I’m aware of the contraindications. However, I have several trips upcoming and I want to be able to enjoy them without flooding my body with over the counter painkillers. I know they can harm existing cartilage, but I have none. If I get replacements, does it really matter? I’ve been a patient of a doctor on your staff for many years. I currently follow the carnivore diet, partially. I take all the supplements faithfully that are recommended. I continue to be very active on an advanced level of pickleball. But the pain and the time off needed to recover is getting to be too much.”
My thought, I presume that you're taking systemic enzyme and drinking enough water every day. I don't know if you're on natural hormone replacement therapy but that is helpful. Getting a very good knee support sock, to put socks on your knees and pull them up to try and reduce some of the pound per square inch, maintaining an optimal weight for your body would be valuable. But getting a Cortisone shot in light of what you are describing seems reasonable to me. I think you probably can only get a few shots in the course of time. Often, they will last a couple or three months. Maybe that will give you enough space and time to get you until next year to your knee replacements. But a knee sock helps reduce even a half per pound per square inch pressure on the knee. These support socks that you just pull up tightly over your knees when you have to be out and about. The added water. The systemic enzymes, the natural hormone, and the Cortisone shot is probably a reasonable choice. So, I’m not saying, not to do that. And I hope it goes well for you.
“In one of your YouTube videos, you mentioned a bioidentical progesterone cream that you’ve used for many years and that would be suitable for even teenage girls. I can’t recall the name of it.”
It is called Kokoro progesterone cream. It’s over the counter. It’s low dose progesterone. It doesn’t need a prescription. It comes with a pumper thing. You can see it right here on my shelf, the pink and the aqua. This is natural progesterone. This is what I use usually for the teenage girls, early 20s. I tell them to use it Day 15 of their menstrual cycle. Day 1 is the beginning of their menstrual cycle. So, the first day they start bleeding is Day 1. Two weeks afterwards, on the 14th, 15th, or so they start rubbing this a moisturizer cream two to four pumps on every night. Do that for 10-nights in a row. That tends to help regulate their menstrual cycles. Kokoro progesterone cream.