Joseph Mercola is an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and Web entrepreneur, who markets a variety of controversial dietary supplements and medical devices through his website Mercola-Take Control Your Health.
bengreenfieldfitness.com/vitamindpodcast   My guest on today's podcast is a multi-time, incredibly popular repeat guest, and hosts one of the most popular alternative health website on the internet. He is my brilliant and controversial friend Dr. Joseph Mercola.      Dr. Mercola has been a guest on many previous podcast episodes.     Dr. Mercola just released a special report at StopCovidCold.com, and he has some very interesting ideas in that free report that we explore and unpack in today's podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Beginning the day with Vitamin D...5:15       -The physiological benefits of Vitamin D...7:15         -Vitamin D as a steroid hormone...10:40         -Why Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem...14:35         -The impact of Vitamin D on the immune system...23:30         -How Vitamin D regulates the innate immune system...30:10       -The connection between Vitamin D and antimicrobial peptides (AMPs)...34:15         -How a Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk for acquiring COVID-19...36:25       -Proper dosing of Vitamin D to avoid toxicity...44:10       -Dr. Mercola's recommendations to stop COVID cold...51:50 StopCovidCold.com -New, interesting and novel things currently captivating Dr. Mercola's interest...56:15
Dr. Joseph Mercola (IG: @drmercola) is a physician and New York Times bestselling author. He was voted the Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post and has been featured in several national media outlets, including Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and The Dr. Oz Show. He founded his website: mercola.com in 1997 and it has been the most visited natural health site on the web for the last 15 years. In this episode, we discuss: When Dr. Mercola initially became aware of EMFs How the deceptive campaigns by the wireless industry replicate the patterns of the tobacco industry What are EMFs? The 4 types of EMFs What level of SAR (specific absorption rate) is safe? Cell Phones are the cigarettes of the 21st century The link between brain cancer and cell phone exposure What happens on a cellular level when we’re exposed to EMFs? EMFs are a potential existential threat to all species The issues with 5G You can connect to the internet safely without a wireless connection Autism in kids and Alzheimer’s in adults are on the rise There are no safety studies done on 5G The role of PARP How NAD+ may help repair the damage from EMFs What causes sarcopenia? Blood flow resistance (BFR) training The benefits of elemental magnesium & EMFs Start reducing EMF exposure in your home Stop using the wifi router and put your phone on airplane mode Turn off the electricity in your bedroom at night Dimmer switches are a source of dirty electricity Remove all fluorescent lights in your home and replace them with incandescent bulbs Connect your Smart TV to a power bar and turn it off when not in use Use blue light blocking software on your computer Why you shouldn’t be using AirPods or Bluetooth headphones Use a Faraday bag when travelling Be aware of buried power lines and wiring errors in & around your home Having a professional test for EMFs in your home Shielding yourself from EMFs Smart meters are another source of dirty electricity Grounding mats may do more harm than good To live healthy, you need to limit your exposure to toxins Show sponsors: Thrive Market <== Get your membership for as low as $5 a month & receive $20 in shopping credit with a 1 year membership (US only) Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Perfect Keto <== 20% off all Perfect Keto products (free shipping in the US) Related links: Dr. Joseph Mercola - EMF*D (book) Dr. Joseph Mercola's website Follow Dr. Joseph Mercola on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube Dr. Joseph Mercola (books) Listen to Dr. Joseph Mercola previously on TUHP (episodes #291 & #148) Blood Flow Restriction Training - Free Report Strategies to Help Reduce EMF Exposure Dr. Deitrich Klinghardt Sir Arthur Harden Dr. Yoshiaki Sato Iris (save 10% by using our link) Faraday bag Related episodes: 270: Nicolas Pineault – The Non-Tinfoil Guide To EMFs 264: Daniel DeBaun – Understanding EMFs & How To Protect Yourself 200: Evan Brand – We Evolved To Be Outdoors • Find Your Why • Are EMFs The New Smoking? 091: Meghan Telpner – Sleeping Without The Enemy, Electronics • Expand Your Business Online • Healing From Crohn’s Disease 016: Steve Sanna – Dry Fast Your Way To Health, The Power Of Fermented Foods, Blocking Harmful EMFs Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
Dr. Joseph Mercola (IG: @drmercola) is a physician and New York Times bestselling author. He was voted the Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post. Dr. Mercola is trying to transform the traditional medical paradigm in the United States into one in which the root cause of disease is treated, rather than the symptoms. In this episode, we discuss: Dr. Mercola’s philosophy on fasting Different methods of fasting Stop eating 3-4 hrs before bed Problems with water fasting Metabolic benefits of KetoFasting Autophagy defined What is glycine? Non-organic bone broth and collagen contain glyphosate Who shouldn’t KetoFast? Drink lots of purified water Stem cell activation KetoFasting helps prevent Alzheimer’s Healthy carb recommendations Supplements to avoid during a KetoFast The best polyphenols to take The different types of exogenous ketones & MCT oil Near-infrared saunas Supplementing with vitamin D Active vs. passive sweating Dr. Mercola’s exercise routine Monkfruit & stevia sweeteners Dr. Mercola’s nighttime routine Tracking sleep with an Oura Ring The benefits of chamomile tea Are you metabolically flexible? Using blue blocking glasses & filters Maximize your biological capability Show sponsors: Sproos <== 10% off all Sproos products & free shipping on orders over $40 Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Pique Tea <== 15% off all Pique Tea products & free shipping on orders $60 or more (US only) Related links: Tap here to go to our webiste to download the worksheet for this episode Dr. Joseph Mercola - KetoFast (book) Dr. Mercola's website Follow Dr. Mercola on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube Dr. Joseph Mercola - KetoFast Cookbook (book) Dr. Joseph Mercola - Fat For Fuel (book) Dr. Joseph Mercola (books) Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Thomas Seyfried (YouTube) Dr. Mercola Interviews Brian Richards - What You Need To Know About Near-Infrared Sauna Detoxification (YouTube) Dr. Mercola and Dr. Hamblin Interview About Photobiomodulation Therapy (YouTube) Dr. Mercola - Sleep Support with Melatonin Spray Listen to Dr. Joseph Mercola previously on TUHP (episode #148) Dr. Kenneth Cooper - Aerobics (book) Satchidananda Panda - Salk Institue Glycine powder Valter Longo - The Longevity Diet (book) Prolon Planet Earth (Netflix) Saunaspace Dr. Lawrence Wilson - Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing (book) Lakanto monkfruit sweeteners Oura Ring Keto-Mojo 50 Blood Test Strips KetoCoach Iris (save 10% by using our link) TrueDark - Bluelight Blocking Glasses Related episodes: 338: Dr. Joseph Mercola – EMF*D, The Issues With 5G, Cell Phones Are The Cigarettes Of The 21st Century 280: Dr. Josh Axe – Keto Diet • Treating Cancer With Food • Collagen Is Essential 273: Dr. David Perlmutter – Grain Brain • Cholesterol Is Your Friend • What Is Keto Cycling? 255: Dr. Dale Bredesen – The End Of Alzheimer’s • Remove Amyloid Naturally • The Ketoflex 12/3 Diet 244: Dr. Will Cole – Plant-Based Keto Diet • Women & Ketosis • Fats For Brain Health Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
From Dr. Joseph Mercola, my friend, multiple-time podcast guest, a guy who thinks way outside-the-box and seems to always be discovering some new cutting-edge way to enhance human health and longevity, and one of the world's foremost authorities on alternative health has just written a guide to using the principles of ketogenic eating, meal planning, and timing to treat disease, promote weight loss, and optimize health. The new book is called "KetoFast: Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals". In the book, he explores the profound health benefits that result when ketogenic living and well-planned fasting are combined. Topics include: -How our food is making us sick and what we can do about it... -The physiology and mechanisms of fasting, including stem cell activation... -How the cyclical ketogenic diet--with fasting included--differs from the conventional keto diet... -How fasting works and how safe it is for you... -How regular one-day fasts support fat burning and detoxification while minimizing hunger and side effects... -How to monitor your progress with lab tests... -And much more... During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating history of fasting among different religions and cultures...8:25 Dr. Mercola's book was originally written to learn to optimize multiple day water fasting Most religions integrate fasting into their practice (speaks to its efficacy throughout history) It's one of the best ways to express care for your spirit, especially when combined with meditation, gratitude, solitude, etc. Therapeutic fasting: Calorie restriction to activate metabolic processes to catalyze the healing process Fasting didn't become popular in the U.S. until the 1800's with the natural hygiene movement Became more popular when Herbert Shelton popularized it in 1911 TrueNorth Health Center -Autophagy, and why Dr. Mercola thinks of a fast as a "free stem cell transplant"...16:45 Different varieties of fasting: Intermittent (the foundation) Dr. Satchin Panda found that 90% of people don't do this (listen to my podcast with Dr. Panda) You need more than intermittent to get the max effect of autophagy Fasting mimicking diet, water diet Hybrid of the two, minimize the harmful effects Autophagy: 3 types Micro Macro Chaperone mediated You activate autophagy with the keto fast Dr. Mercola does not recommend a long-term water fast Free stem cell transplant is what happens during the regeneration phase, after the autophagy phase The magic happens during the refeed and strength rebuilding; similar to a growth hormone injection Do a 42 hour fast, in which you eat 300-500 calories 2x per week -How fasting affects intestinal stem cell function...24:20 Extended fasting helps reduce gut permeability by stimulating brain/gut pathways Consider fasting before other treatments or supplements for repairing the gut Certain supplements will inhibit autophagy: colostrum, B12 AMP-k and mTOR It's your friend; The higher the better A nutrient sensor Puts your body in "repair mode" See Saw: AMP-k up, mTOR down, vice versa -What nutrients you need to optimize autophagy...34:08 Berberine ECGC from green tea and European wild apples Pomegranate peel powder Urolithin A Pomegranate Pulled Apart podcast from ATP Science Dr. Mercola’s “autophagy tea” before my nightly fast to also limit mTor activation and increase autophagy: 1 tsp Pau d’ Arco powdered tea ½ tsp hydroxycitrate and garcinia (HCA/Garcinia powder) ½ tsp quercetin powder ½ tsp glycine powder ½ teaspoon chamomile powder Lakanto monkfruit sweetener to taste You don't want to take exogenous ketones when you want to activate autophagy while fasting -How ketones protect the brain excess hydrogen peroxide...46:00 Fats and carbs are fuel sources; broken down by enzymes Oxygen receives electrons from the food you're digesting in the form of hydrogen (which is converted to water) Most people are metabolically inflexible; can't burn much fat for fuel Ketones increase Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (nADPH) -Why Dr. Mercola changed his mind about the power of water fasting as a metabolic intervention...50:55 We in the 21st century are exposed to chemical and industrial toxins not historically known to humans Toxins are stored in our fat When you fast, you release these toxins Cause unpleasant side effects and symptoms 2 phases: Convert fat soluble to water soluble (not a problem) Attach molecules to the toxin You need frequent refeeds to fuel the process of eliminating the toxins and enhancing detox pathways A keto fast (42 hours, 300-500 calories) 2x/week is far more powerful than an occasional multi-day water fast or even fast mimicking diet -What Dr. Mercola views as the "dark side of fasting"...55:00 Detoxification impairment Compliance: people just won't do it How Dr. Mercola recommends Ben improve his own fasting strategy: Ben takes essential amino acids for protein during extended fasts Don't eat meat protein (branch chain amino acids) Take collagen protein Drawbacks to long-term ketosis Requires significant calorie restriction Women can develop thyroid impairment You simply weren't designed to do it Fasting primes your body for improvement; the real magic happens in the refeeds -What is "keto fasting," and how cyclical ketosis addresses the above issues...1:00:13 You must be metabolically flexible Eat in a 4-6 hour window per day for 4 weeks Branch chain aminos: lucine, isoleucine, valine Eat these on the refeed, not during the keto fast Don't activate mTor along with autophagy Cyclical approach: Keto fast 2x/week Every day intermittent fast Strategies to deal with hunger or appetite cravings: Vast majority of metabolically flexible people won't feel hungry Coconut oil, MCT oil, aloe gel Nicotine gum and sparkling water -How sauna use supports a fasting protocol, an ideal sauna setup, and sauna do's and don't's...1:07:45 Brian Richards' Sauna Space Near infrared is the best 40% of energy from the sun is infrared Near infrared heats you up very quickly Penetrates much more of the body than far infrared Book: Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing Compounds prior to sauna use: Niacin (small doses) Use low EMF -And much more! Resources from this episode:  -My previous episodes with Dr. Mercola: Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More: The Official, Much-Anticipated, Mind-Blowing, Geeked-Out Podcast With Dr. Mercola High-Fat Fudge Balls, The Best Fruits For Blood Sugar, Egg Allergies & More With “Fat For Fuel” How To Reverse The Damage From Cell Phone Radiation, Hidden Sources Of EMF, The Best Way To Measure Your EMF Exposure & Much More -KetoFast: Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals -Meta.org for research studies -Ben's Switzerland healing retreat at Paracelsus -The Complete Guide To Fasting by Jason Fung -TrueNorth Health Center -My interview with Dr. Satchin Panda -SEED Probiotic blend -ATP science -Dr. Mercola’s “autophagy tea” before my nightly fast to also limit mTor activation and increase autophagy: 1 tsp Pau d’ Arco powdered tea ½ tsp hydroxycitrate and garcinia (HCA/Garcinia powder) ½ tsp quercetin powder ½ tsp glycine powder ½ teaspoon chamomile powder Lakanto monkfruit sweetener to taste -Pomegranate Pulled Apart podcast from ATPScience -HVMN Ketones -"The Longevity Diet" by Dr. Valter Longo -Kion Aminos -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth -Aloe Gel -Lucy Nicotine gum -Saunaspace sauna -Near infrared bulbs -Dr. Lawrence Wilson's book "Sauna Therapy For Detoxification & Healing" Episode Sponsors: -Kion: My personal playground for new supplement formulations. 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