This months descriptions written by Paul Velte
Monday 3 September 2018 Talking fats again: Long, Medium, and Short. Long chain triglycerides (LCT) are most unstable because they are easier to break. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s) are very stable, but not found often in nature; they are more solid than long fats. Study: natural fats (PEA) are anti-inflammatory. Caller about autism.
Tuesday 4 September 2018 Still talking fats. Cell biology; mitochondria are cells within a cell, they have their own DNA and RNA. Water soluble vitamins provide the machinery to convert fat into energy, a process called “electron transport.” Mitochondria performance depends on the thyroid. Great lecture about hypothyroidism and how to fix it. Letter about a 37 year old nurse with Wegener’s Disease which is also known as Granulamatosis with Polyangitis (GPA). Doctors say there is no known cause. In Ben’s opinion her problems are all related to fat absorption. Study on ‘poop pills’ for preventing C Diff (short for ‘Clostridium difficile’), showed that eating the bacteria that comes in your poop is good for you. SGLT2 Inhibitors’ like Steglatro, Xigduo, and Jardiance can increase your risk of necrotizing facsciitis like Fournier gangrene (a flesh eating bacterial infection in the genitals). Caller Cliff from Canada about floaters, cataracts, and vitreous detachment in the eyes. Shirley about how antibiotics for diverticulitis caused her massive weight loss from lack of nutrition.
Wednesday 5 September 2018 We have been talking about fats, but really what we are talking about is energy. Book: “The Medical Mafia” by a Dr. G. Lanctot, who lost her license over this book. Salk Institute Study: Cannabinoids like CBD and THC reduce the amyloid plaque that forms in the brain. Amyloidosis also forms in the lungs and liver; it is the same disease process as what occurs in the brain. Richard from Florida calls about Dr. Clapper’s vegan ketogenic diet and kidney problems. Ben warns that vegan diet can present more problems for kidneys; tells the guy limiting sugar intake is a lot better way to address kidney issues. Veganism requires a lot more work to be healthy. Vegan or not, eat a lot of veggies. Bob in Colorado calls about CBD products and MMS (miracle mineral supplement).
Thursday 6 September 2018 Still talking cell level energy production. This is the basic cause of many degenerative diseases. We control what happens at the cell level by our lifestyle choices: eating less calories, supplementing, resting, exercising, breathing; and avoiding sugar, smoking, drugs, and booze. Macronutrients are the energy; micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) help you regulate and control the energy. Whole foods have both macro and micronutrients. Digestion and food are the source of our energy, so this is where you want to work first. One benefit of fasting is to allow your gut to heal. Fats are a better source of energy, but they come with risk. Study from the Journal of Current Biology: Speech speed is affected by brain states. Brain states are: Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta, and Gamma. Alpha state listeners absorb information much easier. Self-hypnosis can induce the alpha state. American Heart Assoc. article: the hormone aldosterone can cause HPB and diabetes. Aldosterone controls how potassium and sodium are processed. It is a stress hormone; so use relaxation strategies to avoid it. Paula calls about leaky gut syndrome and nail fungus, and parasites. Parasites are a natural part of our normal flora. Caller about an 83 year old man who is not doing well post surgery. Quince in Florida calls about the book, “The Great American Health Hoax” by Raymond Francis and “Primal Panacea” on the importance of Vit. C by Thomas Levy.
Friday 7 September 2018 The purpose of food is energy. Processed foods are bad for us. Importance of stomach acid to kill bacteria and digest fats and proteins. Weak stomach acid can cause GERD.
Monday 10 September 2018 Talking about the stomach. The importance of stomach acid. People make less acid and enzymes as they age. If proteins are not broken down by the time they leave the stomach, they will not be. Undigested peptides and proteins that make it into the blood cause an auto immune response. All autoimmune problems start at the level of the stomach. Callers: Truthraider about exfoliation and an 83 year old man about flatulence. GUEST: Kevin Murphy on his book: “The Three Rooms.” Thethreerooms.com. Discussing effects of thoughts on our well-being.
Tuesday 11 September 2018 Discussing the phases of digestion. Don’t eat while distracted; think about your food. Chyme needs water, so drink while you eat. This is why soups and stews are better ways to eat. Chyme can drop too fast into the duodenum. Acidity regulates this rate. Low acid conditions can cause heartburn. Try increasing acid if you have GERD. Chew your foods thoroughly; learn to savor and enjoy it going down, and you will eat less. Eat bitters first to get your system ready for digesting. Cannabinoids for brain health. A Salk Institute study shows CBD oils removes plaque forming proteins that cause Alzheimer’s. Caller about wife’s eye zonule being weak. Ben says it is connective tissue, and launches into a great discussion on how to reverse many health problems.
Wednesday 12 September 2018 Using Bitters to improve all phases of digestion. Article: signs of ovarian cancer. Article: Mindfulness. The ‘Default Mode Network” or DMN. Caller about parasites causing gas and black walnut paste. HCL 5% drops can be bought online. CBD oil for pets. Increasing stomach acid helps stop ulcers by killing H. Pylori.
Friday 14 September 2018 All about SIBO and GERD. SIBO can cause GERD. Fruit juices are BAD. They are rich in sugar and ‘fodmaps’ which feed the bad bacteria in our guts. Connection to GERD. Article on NAC’s benefits (i.e., N-Acetyl Cysteine). Benefits of CBD. Vitamin B1 fights breast cancer. Caller about supplements for pets.
Monday 17 September 2018 All about GERD. Avoid all carbs that are fementable. It’s the fermentation that causes gas pressures and belching. GUEST about EEOPD treatment for improving circulation. It is an exterior mechanical tool. Frequent caller Jeff from Canada with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Tuesday 18 September 2018 Talking all about hyaluronic acid. It is a very long sugar, and therefore, slimey. It is good to eat and topically. Slimey substances help organize water in the form the body uses and helps build connective tissues and bone. Slimey foods like snails and mushrooms. The benefits of escargot. It fights breast cancer by inducing apoptosis. Study: Mediterranean diet lowers macular degeneration because it is high in pigments and oils. Another study: the Mediterranean diet does not reduce heart disease. Caller Jim the engineer who is aging very rapidly; he has three times normal iron levels in his blood.
Wednesday 19 September 2018 Article: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) after meals reduced blood sugar by 36% in 90 minutes. General lecture on connection tissues and overall good health. Articles: 1) Rehydration risks. Drinking too much water too fast dilutes electrolytes and can cause death by ‘exercise associated hypo-natremia’ (EAH). Water in our body is different. It is ‘bound’ to connective tissues. It takes time for this to happen. 2) Magnesium benefits for asthma. It is a vascular dilator. Thirty-eight children with asthma in Paraguay were given magnesium. 3) Meditation helps cognitive function. Caller with level 2 MS (multiple sclerosis) who is treating with Vit. D and K2. Fuchs recommends: add Vit. E and take D with Vit. A, zinc, and lots of B vitamins. He warns about high doses of Vit. D, as it is really a hormone.
Thursday 20 September 2018 Ripping on acid reducers. Especially for old people. Old people do NOT produce too much acid. As we age we produce less of everything, including stomach acid, so suppressing acid is a STUPID long term solution. Jeff the OCD guy calls with a success story. Wilhemina calls about detoxing from harsh cleaning chemicals. GUEST: Sonji Javia “Jeevers” about Youngevity’s new line of CBD products he formulated.
Friday 21 September 2018 How to avoid GERD. CBD can be helpful with the symptoms. Problems with PPI drugs. Dried frutis are BAD. Humans were not designed to eat dried fruits. Fermentable carbs are the main cause of GERD. Ice cream and dried fruits have lots of them. Longterm aspirin use is bad, just like any long term Rx drug. AFIB and cancer tumor formations are both just cellular distress, and can be reversed. Callers about cracked tooth abscess. Vaginal hemotoma. Lecithin. Sunflower lecithin is an alternative to soy lecithin. Eggs are a good source of lecithin. Discussion of cataracts.
Monday 24 September 2018 Repeat of 10 Sept. 2018.
Tuesday 25 September 2018 Continuing on digestive health. All problems come back to the food we eat and how we digest it (if we digest it). This in turn can cause hypothyroidism. Food regulations defining yogurt. Caller about schizophrenia; another about manganese. Is it possible to get too much manganese? Ben mentions ‘blue zones’ – places where people live past 100.
Wednesday 26 September 2018 Continuing discussion on the under-appreciated relationship between digestion and good health. Specifically, the effect on the thyroid. Iodine concentrates in all glands and is used for secretions, such as tears. Caller about Dr. Robert Kassar, DC. and good parasites. Book: Spontaneous Remissions.” Shauna calls about girl on long term antibiotics. GUEST: Laney Dalphin on her book, “Have a Nice Dream.” Dreams help you work through your problems.