Staying Fit With Sunshine & Blood Flow Restriction, The Superiority Of Goose Eggs, The Latest On EMF Protection, Is Vegetable Oil The Root Cause Of Most Modern Diseases? With Dr. Joe Mercola.

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Health and wellness are vast arenas, but a few figures cut through the noise with their pioneering insights and transformative impacts.

Dr. Joseph Mercola is undeniably one of them.

Hailing from Chicago, Dr. Mercola's multifaceted journey encompasses marathon feats and leadership roles at prestigious institutions like St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Mercola is the author of 15 books, with his most recent book, “The Truth About COVID-19”, being a national bestseller on Amazon, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. Three of his books have also been included in The New York Times Best Sellers list, namely Effortless Healing, The No-Grain Diet, and The Great Bird Flu Hoax.

Dr. Mercola has joined me on the following previous podcast episodes:

And now he's back.

Born and raised in the inner city of Chicago, Dr. Mercola has always been passionate about helping preserve and enhance the health of the global community. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), he takes a “whole-person” approach to wellness, helping you develop attitudes and lifestyles that can help you Take Control of Your Health. By sharing valuable knowledge about holistic medicine, regenerative practices, and informed consent principles, he has become the most trusted source for natural health information, with a legacy of promoting sustainability and transparency.

Dr. Mercola is an osteopathic physician who, similar to MDs, finished four years of basic clinical sciences and successfully completed licensing exams. Hence, he is fully licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery in all 50 states. Also a board-certified family physician, he served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years. Moreover, he has written over 30 scientific studies and reports published in medical journals and publications. With his written contributions and extensive experience in patient care, he was granted fellowship status by the American College of Nutrition (ACN) in October 2012.

In the 1990s, Dr. Mercola recognized the monumental potential of holistic, preventative health measures. This revelation gave birth to in 1997, a sanctuary for those drawn to a natural approach to wellness. Beyond being a top-ranking health website, it stands as a bastion against misinformation, challenging narratives propagated by corporate and governmental behemoths.

In today's conversation, Dr. Mercola and I get into the nexus between vitamin D and COVID-19, uncover the links between the modern American diet and mitochondrial damage, and traverse the intriguing landscape of Intermittent Hypoxia Training (IHT). As we delve into the historical trajectory of obesity and diabetes and explore the mechanisms of methylene blue and ozone, prepare for another discussion that is always fascinating and enlightening.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Dr. Mercola's thoughts on vitamin D and COVID-19…07:29

-The modern American diet, linoleic acid, and mitochondrial damage…26:29

-Dr. Mercola’s diet…41:43

  • Deep fundamental appreciation of the dangers of linoleic acid
  • Warnings about linoleic acid in 1980s by Ray Peat
    • Recommends adequate carbohydrate intake with activities that increase glucose transporters
    • Better than avoiding carbohydrates and not being active
  • Dr. Mercola increased his carbohydrate intake
    • Got very good results
  • Carbohydrate depletion can lead to increased blood glucose levels
    • Due to the body's response to stress rather than the direct effect of carbohydrate intake
  • Increasing dietary protein
  • Ideal amount of protein is 0.7g per lb. of body weight
  • Dr. Mercola’s breakfast
    • Chicken or goose egg yolks
  • Chickens and pigs are often fed with grains loaded with linoleic acid
  • The majority of his carbohydrates come from ripe fruit
  • Dr. Mercola rarely goes over 105g of protein a day
  • Ben’s exercise routine
  • Other food Dr. Mercola eats
    • Organic meat
    • White rice (brown rice has a lot of linoleic acid)
  • Be careful with potatoes because of starches that are hard to digest

-More about linoleic acid…55:48

  • Sunlight and movement are the foundation
  • The amount of obesity in the 1800s was about 1%
    • Today it is about 40%
  • At the same time, diabetes went up 500 times
    • The cause of diabetes is linoleic acid
    • It ruins the ability of the mitochondria to allow glucose to metabolize
  • The Warburg metabolism
    • Your mitochondria are unable to burn glucose despite the fact that there's plenty of oxygen
    • It goes into glycolysis
  • Mechanisms of methylene blue and ozone are related to reducing reductive stress
  • Chris Knobbe has done a great review of the world literature in 25 countries
  • The incidence of heart disease in the United States was essentially unknown in 19th century
    • The first reported heart attack in the United States was in 1912
    • A quarter million people today in the United States die every year from heart attacks
  • The No-Grain Diet by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    • Gluten is not our friend; we shouldn’t be eating wheat

-The correlation between EMF and linoleic acid consumption…1:06:22

  • People with a low linoleic acid diet have much less risk of dying from exposure to high doses of ionizing radiation
  • Linoleic acid can increase calcium influx into cells, which can be very damaging
    • It can increase the risk of cancer
    • Excess estrogen is also a risk for cancer
  • The major danger of a low-carb diet is it causes your body to release cortisol, and cortisol just shreds muscle proteins
  • The most effective cortisol blocker is progesterone
    • Potential solution for ADHD
    • Not good in the long-term
  • Simply Progesterone – 2700 mg bottle dose is about 30 mg/day, typically ten drops taken before bed as it is also a GABA agonist resource

-What is IHT – Intermittent Hypoxia Training?…1:13:08

-Dr. Mercola’s masterclass…1:22:06

  • Wants it to be available to everyone
  • The purpose is to prepare people for what is coming
  • Probably $5 a month

-And much more…

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8 thoughts on “Staying Fit With Sunshine & Blood Flow Restriction, The Superiority Of Goose Eggs, The Latest On EMF Protection, Is Vegetable Oil The Root Cause Of Most Modern Diseases? With Dr. Joe Mercola.

  1. Ellen Reitsma says:

    The sound quality of this recording hurt my ears. The echo, reverb, and dropping word endings really ticked me off. The content was SO Interested but the presenters treated it like they were a couple a guys shootin’ the shit, a mile away from the microphone, with total disregard of the listener. Disappointing.

  2. JSM says:

    It’s very disappointing that Mr. Greenfield, who presents himself as a person of high integrity, would have a known fraudster and serial liar, Dr. Mercola, on his podcast. To anyone wondering: start here.
    (38 references provided)

    1. Nic says:

      You’re citing Quackwatch… lol. How about paying attention to the data that matters… Mercola has been pivotal in helping millions of people transform their health.

  3. Adam N says:

    Hi Ben/Dr Mercola,

    Regarding the Cell Gym, where would this rank among HBOT, CVAC, or other similar device/therapy in turns of positive benefits for the buck?


  4. Kathleen Horstmeyer says:

    Couldn’t understand most of what was being said. Terrible recording super disappointing as really wanted to hear this. Please re-record had to turn it off after 20 minutes.

  5. Fernando Aramburo says:

    It would be a great idea not to record podcasts in the back of a cave. Makes it much easier to listen to. In all seriousness, Ben, at this stage of the game you should have verifiable setups to record correctly in whatever type of setting you are doing your recordings. This recording is a fail and so many people will struggle to get useful information if they are able to make it through the entire podcast at all.

    1. Dan says:

      I totally agree.

  6. Interview with Dr mercola sounds like it was done in. Basketball court with echoes. Very annoying. Why don’t you do it in a real studio with quality sound systems.

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