Podcast 428: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 1

Cirsten Weldon invited Martin as a guest for her weekly live stream show to answer the most common health related questions.

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Podcast 428: Your Health Questions Answered #01

CIRSTEN: Hello, everyone! I’m here with Martin again, welcome to all the people from Facebook, and everyone from YouTube. Yes, this is it! This is the Super Green show, we have the link right there on the screen and in the description, and Martin and I will discuss any subject for a while, and then we will have questions, okay?

MARTIN: Yeah, hi everyone! This is Martin Pytela, I work as a health coach, I’m certified as a metabolic typing advisor, which makes me fairly uniquely qualified to understand how genetics and nutrition intersect. There has been a huge gap in understanding in the mainstream, as far as how nutrition affects the outcomes, and how different things need to be suggested to different people. Meaning that depending on what your grandmother and great-grandmother lived in, the terrain would have predetermined how well or not well they would do with a current diet. 

And to give you an example, for example, if your ancestors were North American Indians who followed the buffalo, they would have lived on red meat from the buffalo, and they would collect berries, and they would maybe get some bear fat in the fall because they would hunt a bear, that’s called pemmican. They would never run into grains or pizza or popcorn, just never. So when we showed up with alcohol and carbohydrates, it totally blew up their ability to cope with the food. Just an example, right? If on the other hand, if you were born to some North African Bedouin family where you live on dates, figs, pomegranates, and camel milk, that’s practically all carbohydrates, it’s all starch, and with those genetics, you will be totally unprepared to live on steak and salad,

CIRSTEN: Right.

MARTIN: These are the subtle differences that cause people to have completely different outcomes depending on their genetics. And of course, we’re running this huge experiment in North America of mixing of races, so it’s really hard to know if you have mixed ancestry, what you should be doing, without really observing and paying attention to what happens when you do something, food-wise.

CIRSTEN: Right. I wanted to say that I have been on the stuff for about a month now, and I took the Zeolite… are you still sold out on the Zeolite?

MARTIN: Yeah, we’re still having a hard time catching up to it, but I now ordered loads of it, so by about next Wednesday, we’ll be all caught up.

CIRSTEN: Okay. Zeolite is basically capsules that have some kind of a sponge-like mineral that is natural, that helps absorb all the toxic metals in your body. And I have to say that, you know, I’m a little obsessive-compulsive, so one day instead of two capsules, I took three, and it kind of dried my skin out, but I feel a lot better actually because I guess I had all the mercury from my fillings coming out and whatever, other toxic metals that I had that was from breathing the air, and the chemtrails, and whatever else, it was really grabbing it. But yes, I will go back to just taking two capsules a day.

MARTIN: This is the fun of being on the show with Cirsten, because of course we’ll jump from topic to topic like little rabbits. So the fun part with Zeolite is this: as we are living in an industrial society, we are surrounded by the exhalations of the industrial processes. We have gotten heavy metals into the environment. The worst of it is mercury, absolutely, the most toxic thing you can get into your body. And the way it gets in is number one, through dental fillings, the mercury amalgam fillings, which she and I have had taken out. The second most common way is to get it in if you take your flu shots, and other shots, and then the third way is ocean fish, tuna especially. And then of course, if you’re in traffic, you are inhaling the dust from brake pads, you know, the automobiles as they’re breaking, they’re actually wearing those brake pads, they are not made with mercury, they are made with other metals, but whatever. So wherever you may be, if you live in a city, you have heavy metals in your body, and you will benefit from binding them. And as Cirsten mentioned, Zeolite has got a special structure that binds the metals, absorbs them, and you just pee them out.

CIRSTEN: Pee them out, or number two?

MARTIN: Nah, just number one, pee them out. This doesn’t bind the aluminum, this binds to lead, cadmium, mercury, it binds arsenic, it binds volatile organic compounds, like the stuff that comes out of your furniture and your car and all of that, you know, the formaldehyde, the dry cleaning fluids, an automobile fuel exhaust particles, and all of that stuff. It binds that. But if you’re worried about the aluminum, we need to get into silica.

CIRSTEN: Okay.

MARTIN: We have touched it in the following way – you have been put on a superfood called Aurasil.

CIRSTEN: Yes.

MARTIN: And the Aurasil has two main drivers – the silica, which will bind the aluminum from the chemtrails and from other ways, but it’ll also supplement the silica to your connective tissue, which is really important. Connective tissue, that’s your bones, nails, skin, and hair, the quality of all of that will be improved by taking the Aurasil. The greens in the Aurasil will improve your health by feeding the autonomic nervous system in a way that calms it and restores the repair mechanism. So you’re de-aging, right? Like, look at you; looking so good today, right?

CIRSTEN: Yeah! I’m feeling more relaxed and not as on edge. I wanna ask you about the silica because I did take silica, it really seemed to have helped my hair and everything else. When I did take the silica with a probiotic, it was liquid silica. The only bad thing I didn’t like about it was that my breasts got larger, my hips got larger. What happened?

MARTIN: There would be some hormonal change with whatever you were doing.

CIRSTEN: Okay, so the silica doesn’t do that.

MARTIN: I don’t know what product you were taking, but it was pushing estrogen. See, when the estrogen level goes up, your breasts swell and the fat is being deposited on the body.

CIRSTEN: Just the hips and the breasts, yeah.

MARTIN: Yeah, the feminine characteristics are being expanded.

CIRSTEN: Not so good, no one wants that. (laughing)

MARTIN: (laughing) The boys might have appreciated it.

CIRSTEN: Oh no, I don’t appreciate it, but okay. I need some of that silica then, because it does help a lot of stuff, your skin, your hair, all that stuff. I really wanna try that stuff. And of course, everything else is really fantastic. I don’t have constipation. In the beginning, when I was doing the detox, I had constipation. I had to take your apple pectin with the fiber, which worked like a charm, it was fantastic. I have to say I really, really, really like it.

MARTIN: Here’s an interesting point. You know, the apple fiber with high pectin, it’s the most gentle form of getting fiber, way gentler than something like the Metamucil, or things like that. And the pectin binds toxins, right? It’s a toxin binder, so again, whatever industrial stuff you have going on in your body, it’ll grab it and take it out. So that’s why you’re feeling lighter, that’s why you’re feeling leaner, and that’s why you’re feeling kind of more settled and grounded because we are now taking toxic stuff out.

CIRSTEN: I have a question. If you are not feeling constipated, should you take it anyway? Like once a week? The apple pectin?

MARTIN: Yeah, It would be helpful, absolutely. It binds things. Somebody just put a question up into the chat line: What about titanium?

CIRSTEN: Okay, please, I wanna say something. My Kangen water system costs $4,000 has seven titanium plates. So titanium is a very big detoxer, I would assume because when you turn on the Kangen water machine, it charges those plates, and then you get this water that has bubbles in it, so it’s alive, and you have a lot of energy from it. So I do like it. And now I also have your prills, the water beads, in a huge container that I’m drinking from, and I’m feeling great, and I love the taste of that water.

MARTIN: That was a big point, you are hydrating with the Prill water now, which, of course, more hydration, more plumped up… So to answer that point: Kangen is an awesome product, they are really well made, and the titanium plates actually don’t dissolve, they don’t put titanium in water.

CIRSTEN: Exactly.

MARTIN: The way people get with titanium, some products will have titanium dioxide as an excipient, as something to make them bulkier. And that doesn’t usually do anything, it just passes through, because it’s titanium dioxide, that’s sort of like beach sand, it doesn’t really dissolve in the body.

CIRSTEN: Okay, so it goes through.

MARTIN: One thing we have had issues with is people who use posts, dental work. There are essentially two materials, either titanium or zirconium, and zirconium is like a crystalline material. Titanium is metallic. So I think the zirconium is less likely to dissolve in the human body. It takes a really acidic environment to dissolve titanium, I wonder what they use for hip replacements, knee replacements, that sort of thing, that may have some titanium parts, I’m not sure, it’s not my specialty.

CIRSTEN: Yeah, that might have some titanium in there.

MARTIN: Yeah. Here’s a challenge: for example, if you have a hip joint replaced, both the socket and the ball are made of metal, so visualize the socket there, here’s the ball, and it moves, right? (demonstrates on the screen) What am I doing? Emulating the action of a grinder.

CIRSTEN: Right.

MARTIN: Right? So if it is metal on metal, it’ll grind, it’ll create microparticles in the body, and then you have issues.

CIRSTEN: Wow, that is bad, that doesn’t sound good.

MARTIN: For that, definitely be on Zeolite.

CIRSTEN: Yeah. The Zeolite is sold out, but he ordered a whole bunch more! I also have taken your other product, the one that burns the fat. Wow! That stuff was great, I felt really good. It said: take three, so I took two. The first couple of times you’re wired, but now I just feel normal. I have more energy, and I took it down to one capsule now.

MARTIN: I think what they really meant, Cristen, was that you were supposed to take one with a meal, not three at the same time.

CIRSTEN: Ah, okay! All right! Got it.

MARTIN: Yeah, that thing is called Thermo Burn, it helps people who shouldn’t be eating as much starch, but insist on it. Like bread, crackers, pizza, all of that is kind of addictive food, you don’t want to let go of it. Did you mention Amanda?

CIRSTEN: Amanda, okay. So, I’m taking Aurasil, and she is taking another one. I’m taking the Aurasil to kind of calm me down, and she’s taking the other one, what is one she’s taking?

MARTIN: Oh, she’s taking Powrtein. That is sort of like a speed-up, power upper, rather than calming down. She’s kind of more mellow and whatever, and she needed more energy, she needed more waking up. The Powrtein is formulated with a bit of stimulation to it, so it’s an uplift.

CIRSTEN: Are you talking about caffeine?

MARTIN: It has a little bit of caffeine, a dose would be like about a cup of green tea, it’s not terribly strong, but there’s enough.

CIRSTEN: So basically Aurasil and Powrtein are similar.

MARTIN: Well, there’s a lot of shared elements to it. They both are really strong in nutrition. The Powrtein has 170 different ingredients, plus 45 probiotics. So it’s like a more complex salad that you could think of making yourself. Right.

CIRSTEN: You have so many products, guys, he has over 600 products. The thing about Martin is he will give you a consultation, you should call him up, and he will do anything for you if you’re not sure what to get because he does. If you look at the link, there are over 600 products on there. I guess you could do a Zoom or whatever, or talk to him on the phone and tell him your problems, he could prescribe something that is natural for you. He’s like a naturopath.

MARTIN: Let me explain. I don’t prescribe, I educate. I’m not licensed for anything, which is a good thing because, you know, licensing bodies will dictate to the person what they can or cannot do or say, right? If I’m licensed as a medical doctor, I’ll have to do the standard of care that the medical profession insists on. If I speak against something that the medical establishment wants, they’ll take my license away.

CIRSTEN: Correct.

MARTIN: Likewise, if I’m a naturopathic doctor, the same story, but here’s a difference – symptom care versus functional care. When you look at things from the symptomatic issues, like if you come to me with high blood pressure, I’ll just give you a pill that will lower the blood pressure without asking ‘what is the cause of this?’ When you talk to me about high blood pressure, I’d say: ‘well, is it the calcium-magnesium imbalance? Is it the sodium-potassium imbalance? Is it the stress? Is it the narrowing of your arteries? Is it the hardening of your arteries? Or is it the high cholesterol?’

CIRSTEN: Okay.

MARTIN: It could be any one of them, or multiple of them, so right. That’s the approach we take.

CIRSTEN: Wow. I mean, basically, yes, my skin is doing better, healing faster, if I get a breakout it’s a little one that is almost gone now, it’s unreal. My knee is good. There’s a little numbness in certain areas, I think that’s got to do with the detox, right, probably?

MARTIN: Could you get more specific? Which areas?

CIRSTEN: My foot. It was like my foot was falling asleep. It wasn’t numbness. I was in the water, it was a natural hot spring, I was trying to swim and then it happened.

MARTIN: Well, sulfur will be relaxing to the body. Somebody wrote with the question: “I take magnesium chloride in the bath, and I have extreme PTSD and my vagus nerve is entrapped from surviving child sex trafficking. Oh my god.’ Let me speak to that. Magnesium is really wonderful at helping a person relax, take out stress. If you could visualize a seesaw, with calcium on one side, magnesium on the other side. Magnesium takes you out of fight-or-flight, so if you have stress, PTSD, that sort of thing, take magnesium because it’ll slow you down.

CIRSTEN: You can get it naturally from what, kale? Kale, right? Kale has it.

MARTIN: Well, kale is really rich in calcium. Here’s the challenge: there’s not enough magnesium in the soils in America. We need to supplement it, topically. There’s just no getting around that.

CIRSTEN: The stuff that you gave me has magnesium in it, right?

MARTIN: Oh yeah, but you’re not terribly low. People who are in real situations need to actually take a bath with magnesium, or foot soak.

CIRSTEN: Oh wow.

MARTIN: And so she’s onto it, right, she’s doing the right thing. I wanted to say that we have two different products to deal with PTSD. There is a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that keeps you tense. If in the evening you are still unable to relax, unable to sleep, if you’re feeling wired, your cortisol level has not dropped. Normally, you start your morning with cortisol high and then you wear it off, and at bedtime, it should be very low, and then it should spike up again at about the time you are waking up.

CIRSTEN: Right.

MARTIN: So if you need help with that, call me. We have this thing called Cortisol Ease. It’s phenomenal, it just dissolves the excess cortisol.

CIRSTEN: I want some of all your stuff! I wanna try it!

MARTIN: Well, you only take it when you need it, in the afternoon and evening. And I have one other product, it’s called Zadiol, it has been designed for people who have chronic stress. These people end up with aches and pains everywhere, they are labeled as fibromyalgia or chronic this or chronic that, you know, they have messed up lives. If you could visualize that your adrenals are the player in the orchestra, your pituitary is the conductor, and your hypothalamus is the composer.

CIRSTEN: That’s the part of your brain, right?

MARTIN: Yeah, it’s inside the brain, but it’s the part of the brain that regulates what hormones are going to do. So, the hypothalamus tells the pituitary what to tell to the adrenal or thyroid gland. If your cortisol is high, it’s because your adrenals made too much of it, but they did it because the pituitary gland told them. And so we can step up away from the level of the organ, to the level of the controlling organ. And for that, we have this product called Zadiol. If any one of you is out there who is suffering from chronic stress or chronic PTSD, like for example, this childhood trauma, that could have been from having an alcoholic parent or sexual abuse, or if you are a first responder who has seen things that you shouldn’t have seen, or if you are returning from war, those type of people will be phenomenally helped by this product. And it’s called Zadiol.

CIRSTEN: I think I might have that, because I was told I had perial disease, which means the zinc was leaching out of my body, from all the trauma that I suffered from my mom when I was a child, the beatings, all the stuff. My body couldn’t hold onto the zinc, and then as I was taking the zinc, it was leeching out the mercury from the fillings.

MARTIN: Yeah, as soon as you start dissolving bones… Well, let me say something about mercury – your body will hide toxic things in places where there’s little circulation, or the least circulation, which are the bones, the cartilage, and fat cells. So it will be in your fat, your ligaments, and in your bones. So if you have osteoporosis, you’re dissolving your bones. If you have myalgia, you’re dissolving your cartilage and stuff. And if you’re trying to lose weight, you’re dissolving your fat. So guess what? The moment you start getting on a weight loss program, you’re actually dumping toxins back into circulation, that’s pretty rough.

CIRSTEN: Yeah. But you’ve heard that perial disease, right? It needs zinc.

MARTIN: Well, okay, zinc is important for the immune system. That’s why there was so much talk about zinc with the recent flu epidemic thing, right? There are two things that are needed – Vitamin D and zinc. Those two things are very efficient at supporting your immune system.

CIRSTEN: Amen. Yeah.

MARTIN: There’s this other person asking, she’s a truck driver and she says: ‘I have IBS on top of arthritis and fibromyalgia and problem sleeping.’ Well, we can solve that, we can put you on Strata Flora, which will manage the health of the eliminative system, it restores the proper fiber, proper microbes, proper flow, and all of a sudden your bowel movements become regular because we have rebuilt the microbiome to a good balance. And then of course for arthritis, we have a tincture called Arthritis Ease, so we can actually help you dissolve the calcifications around the joints if that’s what you have. And I already mentioned the apple pectin for constipation. There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is just bulk that feeds the microbes in the gut. And soluble fiber is actually binding to all the different toxins that are running through your body.

CIRSTEN: Martin’s number is (866) 543 3388, you can call him.

MARTIN: Well, don’t call right now, because we are live on this show, I won’t be able to answer.

CIRSTEN: Okay. Let’s go back to Aurasil. I take that in a smoothie before I even eat anything. I take that as soon as I get up. I do feel a lot better. I’m not as stressed. It’s true. And my irritated bowel syndrome or whatever you wanna call that, is not acting up. It’s way better. It’s done something with my intestines, where it’s like coating the mucus lining. I don’t know what is coating it, but before the mucus lining was dry, it was burning holes in my intestine. I was getting a fever every day from the wheat intolerance, the mucus lining was stripped, so basically, now I am putting it back. I think the flora is putting it back, correct?

MARTIN: Yeah, you are improving the gut flora. So somebody popped a funny point: ‘Fungi cannot survive in an alkaline environment.’ Well, sure, but you need to be able to make an alkaline environment. How will you do that? Well, okay. So you could drink some baking soda drinks, right, but it’s not gonna last. If you take the baking soda drink, you get alkaline for 20 seconds, and then you’re back to being acidic, it’s not that easy. And here’s the point: your body will actually grow fungus in its attempt to get rid of heavy metals because we humans have no intelligent design that allows us to limit the industrial toxins. We are designed for a life on the grassy prairie savanna somewhere, there’s no design for lead in water, there’s no design for mercury in fillings. So when it’s in your body, your body either sequesters it, hides it in places, or it tries to get rid of it, and it tries to compost it away, and it’s using fungus to get rid of it. So long as there is heavy metal in you, you will be growing fungus, I promise you. So get on Zeolite, get rid of those heavy metals.

CIRSTEN: Oh my gosh, that’s why you’re sold out!

MARTIN: When people place an order, instead of shipping the same day, we’re getting it out two or three days later now. We will be all caught up in just a few days; I ordered a big pile of it.

CIRSTEN: Wow. That’s amazing. And then of course the one Amanda takes, the Powrtein

MARTIN: Oh, the Powrtein, funny story on Powrtein! She was really very instrumental in this: we had something like 200 bottles and they all sold out. The point of that is that it costs us about $20,000 to make a new batch. So we bought it all, except one of our suppliers said: ‘well, so sorry we don’t have this ingredient, and we will have it in six weeks.’ So there you are, the last purchase to finish something, just the last screw, and you have to shut down the whole batch because you’re waiting for this one thing. And this particular missing item was the fruit crystals, we are using natural citrus fruit crystals from orange, grapefruit, and lemon. We don’t want to be using crystals that have been messed around with maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is extracted from corn and it’s an artificial sweetener. It makes things taste really sweet and pleasant, but it’s crap. A lot of companies will add it into their product to make it taste better because they don’t buy proper ripe oranges, they just buy whatever stuff they can get. That’s not what we want to use. So, you know, we’re stuck. But we will be out of trouble soon.

CIRSTEN: We have a question: Will Zeolite affect other supplements you’re taking? Can it be combined with other things safely?

MARTIN: The answer is yes. It’s a lot like if you go fishing with the net. If you have very large openings in the net, you will only catch the large fish, and the small fish will get out. With the Zeolite, the construction of it is such that it will only trap the large molecules, like lead and mercury, and the little ones like calcium and magnesium will not get caught. We only want to trap the heavy metals. Somebody just asked in the chat: ‘I have a titanium back fusion, am I in trouble?’ Well, you were in trouble, right? They would try to repair you with a fusion! So be happy that you have a fusion because you were a mess before that. And yes, you have trouble, please consider taking Zeolite as your insurance policy, or at least the apple fiber.

CIRSTEN: The apple fiber, yes! Usually, when you take some kind of fiber product or colon cleanse or whatever, it makes you feel very dry. This stuff is like nothing, it’s soothing, it soothingly pushes out all the stuff. Would you take that once a week just to get rid of things?

MARTIN: Well, you take it to the rhythm that your body enjoys. For example, I was taking Strata Flora, one spoon every day for several months, until my gut healed, and now I only take it if I end up with some disaster, like after going to a restaurant and ending up with crazy diarrhea or something like that. I will take Strata Flora at that point to rebuild. But again, everybody is different. I had one woman call me not too long ago, she was opening up with: ‘I’m calling to tell you, I love you.’ And I say: ‘Oh, what’s your name, honey?’ And she says: ‘I’ve had 20 years of unsatisfactory bowel management. And finally, on Strata Flora, I’m having an excellent elimination.’ So I said: ‘How much are you taking?’ She says: ‘Five spoons.’

CIRSTEN: (surprised) What?

MARTIN: I said: ‘That’s getting spendy!’ And she said: ‘I don’t care. I’m pooping like a trooper. I’m happy.’

CIRSTEN: Why wouldn’t she take the apple pectin instead?

MARTIN: Well, she was taking five spoons of Strata Flora, it was working for her, she was happy. She didn’t take it forever. But it was that it took that much for her to get better. I also get calls like: ‘Hey, I’m so glad you told me to take only a quarter teaspoon because even with that, it came out of me like a freight train.’

CIRSTEN: Oh, wow!

MARTIN: So you need to really adjust. Remember, we opened up with ‘bodies are different.’ There are huge differences between one person and another. It’s sort of like your background, right? You are Coastal Southern Chinese, so you would be great on rice, fish and seaweed, and a whole bunch of vegetables. Your national meal would be a stir fry.

CIRSTEN: Exactly! I love that!

MARTIN: It’s the most wonderful, most supportive, that you should feel the best when you eat like that.

CIRSTEN: Right? Also, I don’t know, as I got older, I’m getting these bags and they said, that’s the fat bag that holds your eye in, you can’t get rid of them…

MARTIN: No, no, no, there are three things going. It could be related to your thyroid function, or it could be related to your gut function. People who have food allergies will get these dark circles and pigmentation even around their eyes. When you see people who have this dark pigmentation around their eyes, that’s a food allergy. And then when you see these lines, the dark lines, that most commonly is a wheat allergy, but it could also be that you don’t have enough iodine. It is not that easy.

CIRSTEN: I take iodine every day!

MARTIN: Well, look how good you look! If you tell people your actual age, I don’t know if you tell them…

CIRSTEN: No!

MARTIN: You look phenomenal! There is somebody in the chat talking about the documentary called Fed Up, all about food. Yep, that’s a great one. There are several wonderful documentaries about the effects of industrial production methods on our foods. Somebody just asks: What is your website? If you look at the video, you see how it says www.life-enthusiast.com. That’s the link. Okay. So another question about titanium. The Zeolite is a wonderful thing, and so is the apple pectin. Somebody is asking about kidney stones. You know, there are two types of kidney stones. There’s either too much calcium or too much phosphate. There are two different pathways to how you could be messing up. Usually, people don’t drink enough water. So that prill stuff that we talked about earlier, may be helping people to hydrate better. The second thing is a calcium-magnesium imbalance. Because if you have too much calcium, then of course you need to balance it with magnesium. And if you are eating against your body type, you’re going to develop problems. There’s no question there. I do the whole metabolic typing for people, so if you want to dive deep and get that proper functioning, we can do it.

CIRSTEN: Yeah, definitely. You should call Martin. He does this all day long. I don’t know if he enjoys doing it, but he gets a gazillion calls.

MARTIN: Well, if we get too many calls, it’ll take me a while to get to it.

CIRSTEN: Cause he’s only one person that’s doing it! There’s no one else that’s doing it besides you, right?

MARTIN: I tried to hire some people, but I’m finding it difficult to find people with serious work ethics. There are a lot of people who want to have it easy. They want to get paid lots of money and do very little work. I’ve kissed a lot of frogs and not a prince.

CIRSTEN: Yeah, and basically you are helping people figure out what they need to get, so you have to have the skill to do that also.

MARTIN: Yes. There are a couple of comments in the chat I want to address. Denise says: ‘I love bread.’ Well, I think this is the same Denise, who also said: ‘I have fibromyalgia.’ Denise, when you have a high level of yeast in your body, the microbes are actually controlling your brain. And what they live on is starch, and they will actually mess around with your brain, they will call for the food that feeds them. So you’re actually being controlled by the buggers living inside your gut. It takes about three weeks to break a habit like that. And here comes Jetta. She says: ‘I’ve been on keto for the last three years. I’m 75 and I feel 40. Best decision I ever made.’ See, when you correctly match the person’s genetics to the food, you feel like a million bucks.

CIRSTEN: David Stone says: ‘I just ordered Zeolite.’ Good for you, David Stone, good for you!

MARTIN: There are certain types of carbohydrates that are needed in the diet. When you’re eating vegetables like broccoli and carrot and cabbage and whatever, they are actually made of carbs, they’re just not as easily broken into glucose as would be rice, potato or sweet potato, or bread, or wheat. There are always carbs in your diet, it’s just what form you choose that makes a difference. Do you choose to mainline straight white rice? Or are you going to go for something that’s a little less easily converted into pure glucose? And of course the ratios, right? It’s fat versus starch, and you need to dial it in correctly. I already mentioned in my little intro that if your heritage is from people who are eating large amounts of starch, you’ll be okay with it. But not everybody is.

CIRSTEN: He said: ‘I am Swedish. What should I be eating?’

MARTIN: You should be eating a lot of cold-water fish, fermented fish, Swedish meatballs on salad, honestly, those are the dishes, visualize the weather in Sweden. For six months out of the year, you don’t get fresh vegetables. So you would be eating fermented things, you would be eating not huge amounts of meat, but you would be eating it with things like stored veggies. Salad and steak for the Swedish guy.

CIRSTEN: Annie is asking: ‘I’m from Ireland? What would you eat here?’

MARTIN: Well, there are two types of Irish, either the coastal or the inlanders. The inlanders were primarily sheepherders, so they would be doing veggies and sheep, cheese, and whatever. And the coastals would be eating Atlantic cold-water fish, like herring, cod, pollock, whatever, and sauerkraut. What they did not grow in Ireland was wheat. So I would definitely stay away from wheat.

CIRSTEN: Another person says: ‘I’m Italian and Polish and have been on the keto for 20 years and it works great.’ How about Italians? You have a huge range of food that you can eat, it’s all starchy though.

MARTIN: Lina says: ‘Menopause, hot flashes. What the hell?’ Well, okay, so for quick action, Lena, I have a tincture called Meno Ease, that will help you regulate the hormones. The primary problem is that your liver is overloaded. You need to do a gut and liver cleanse like the Strata Flora that Cirsten got. That is something that will work for you. We need to get your gut working, and we need to get your liver working because when the estrogen is pulled into the bloodstream if it doesn’t get dissolved by the liver, it stays in circulation. And then bang – you have a hot flash going.

CIRSTEN: Oh wow.

MARTIN: That’s how it works.

CIRSTEN: Another one: ‘I have been on thyroid med for many decades. For a few years, my TSH has been around 15.’

MARTIN: If I remember correctly, TSH should be between 3 and 4. 15 sounds like a disaster. I’m not wanting to doctor anyone. This is not my thing. Talk to an endocrinologist. If your thyroid is broken, we can help you. Support for thyroid is selenium, 200 micrograms. It helps to support the thyroid nutritionally. It is involved in so many things, people who are deficient in selenium have their immune system messed up. Cancers are often associated with selenium deficiencies. There needs to be a balance between too little and too much. Somebody else is asking about Crohn’s disease. I’ll tell you this: We have had success with a product called Body Biotics, which is a super intense microbiome reset program. Crohn’s disease itself is an autoimmune disorder in the small intestine. There are some emotional issues that need to be resolved. I would definitely not be eating any wheat. That much I can tell you. Mainly because it causes permeable bowel, it causes leaky gut, and that brings a load of problems. I’d do a long consultation with somebody with Crohn’s before recommending anything.

CIRSTEN: Okay. So we have a lot of comments here!

MARTIN: ‘I’m falling apart,’ says Selena. Well, call me, I will help put you back together. But we are getting too medical. We can deal with leaky gut. We know how to reset it. Now, everybody wants a discount. If you’re a new customer, you’re going to be offered a 10% discount when you’re signing up, use the link you see on the screen. So enjoy. I think we’re out of time, right?

CIRSTEN: Almost. We have a few more minutes. This guy said: ‘For thyroid, take milk thistle twice a day.’ Can you expand on the benefits of milk thistle?

MARTIN: I can. Milk thistle has three major benefits. One is that it supports the liver and detoxification. It also is very rich in polyol, which is the substance that helps reset the immune system. So it’s a regulator and a detoxifier. It really helps with resetting the liver. And the liver is really important because folks with liver problems have all kinds of problems, and a leaky gut leads to a leaky brain. It challenges your liver. It’s a cascade of things. It’s sort of like when these people ask me: ‘What is the one thing I need to do?’ And I tell them: ‘Which of the four wheels on your car is the most important one you want me to fix?’.

I have two other questions that popped up. One is: ‘I’m an African American. What should I do?’ You should be eating what the people on the Gold Coast of Africa eat. Visualize you’re living in a tropical country on the seashore. So you’re eating coconuts and tropical fish and lots of veggies that grow on tropical trees. And maybe some meat, but mainly fish and shorebirds. No corn, no fried food, no wheat. That’s just totally not in an African diet. And then somebody says: ‘I have lupus, what do I do?’ Well, that’s a complicated problem, but it’s autoimmune. We need to fix all the triggers. Triggers and thresholds, right? The thresholds show us how resilient you are. Triggers are what triggers you. We need to take care of all the triggers. I don’t know what they are for you, but we can find them and we need to raise your thresholds, so your bathtub doesn’t overflow as easily.

CIRSTEN: Well, I like tonic water, zinc, and Vitamin D3. I think it’s great.

MARTIN: Well, that’s great, that’s immune support. Somebody says: ‘My daughter has MS.’ Your daughter is probably toxic with mercury, that’s the number one toxic source of MS symptoms. Zeolite is the number one thing, start with that.

CIRSTEN: What about Lyme disease?

MARTIN: That is too complex, but we have something for it. Lyme is like: ‘I have 20 bullet holes in my boat, which of them should I fix?’ First, you have to find where the bullet holes are.

CIRSTEN: Okay. Everyone, we are out of time today, but we will do another show! I suggest that you give Martin a call. He will take good care of you and you can talk to him. There’s only one of him, so try to pace it out. Thank you for coming! I think we have all the questions covered for now.

MARTIN: Well, there’s gonna be a thousand more questions, I am sure. And we are going to be answering them.

CIRSTEN: Okay. See you next week! Thank you, Martin! You guys, if you are very interested and you really wanna know, just call Martin. Thanks, Martin, very much.

MARTIN: Thank you, see you next time!

Author: Martin Pytela