May 6, 2017
For over a century, we’ve accepted the scientific consensus that cancer results from genetic disease due to chromosomal damage in cell nuclei. But what if cancer isn’t a genetic disease after all?
What if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm, and cancer isn’t a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases as well—and show us a radical new path to optimal health? In the groundbreaking new book Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy, the first of its kind, New York Times best-selling author, one of the nation's leading natural-health practitioner, and my previous guest on this podcast, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what’s really causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating 90 percent of the energy you need to stay alive and well. When mitochondria become damaged in large numbers, it is impossible to stay healthy.
That's his argument, at least. But in this podcast, you get to listen as Dr. Mercola and I take a deep dive in this new view of cancer and much, much more when it comes to optimizing your mitochondria. Dr. Mercola is a board certified family physician who has seen tens of thousands of patients before transitioning to a full time internet journalist, as he felt he could help far more people than he could in private practice. It turns out he was right, because every month he has ten million unique visitors and 80 million unique visitors for the year. It has been the most visited natural health site for the last 12 years and is now translated into six different languages.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-Why you must "eat today to control the hormones that will tell your cells what to do tomorrow." [10:35]
-The problem with the popular diabetic drug metformin...[12:55]
-Why Dr. Mercola lost too much weight and got too skinny...[14:10]
-Why Dr. Mercola is such a fan of tracking iron levels, and what iron numbers are good to look for...[20:00]
-The "selfie stick" trick Dr. Mercola uses to minimize his EMF exposure from cell phone use...[27:10]
-Why berries and grapefruits are "acceptable" foods in Dr. Mercola's recommended diet...[33:50]
-Why Dr. Mercola eats 1-3 avocados per day, whether you need to buy organic, how to save 50% on avocados, and a trick for transporting avocados easily...[36:00]
-An extremely tasty high-fat fudge ball recipe...[36:30]
-How heating eggs can make you allergic to them...[47:30]
-The #1 food and macronutrient tracking tool that Dr. Mercola recommends...[54:20]
-And much more...
Resources from this episode: -Book: Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy -Book: Tripping Over The Truth -Podcast: Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More: The Official, Much-Anticipated, Mind-Blowing, Geeked-Out Podcast With Dr. Mercola. -The bitter melon extract/rock lotus extract Ben mentions -The Greenwave dirty electricity filters Ben has in every room of his house -Cronometer.com -TrueDark glasses -Chadwick optical -Irlen lenses
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Mercola or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!