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00:00 Well welcome to this month’s live Ask Your Herb Doctor. Sarah’s not with us tonight, she’s well but she’s not with us so we’re doing the show with Dr. P as a regular guest this evening and continuing the last two months topic of the endocrine system. I’d like to break at some point during the show and interspersed some questions that we’ve had from people that have been emailed to us who for one reason or another can’t get Dr. Pete by email or whatever but they’re corresponding to me and I’m posing these questions this evening and also there is a latest newsletter from Dr. Pete for those of you who don’t know and Dr. Pete does a monthly newsletter I think it was bimonthly Dr. Pete might correct me when he comes on but I think it’s a monthly newsletter that he does. So for those people as always who are interested in his work there’s lots of 01:01 information that can be found on the web now I’ve been amazed at how the web has exploded the availability of knowledge in all areas and Dr. Pete and his discussions with various different people from politics to science and health are available all over the internet as are these broadcast and recorded programs I found on the internet myself didn’t even know they were there up until about a year ago but there’s probably 60 or so YouTube shows of this done on the internet so for people that want to hear more and they’re titled by topic you can just go to the internet go to YouTube and type in Dr. Ray Pete or Ray Pete Andrew Murray KMUD and also on our website I have a full archive up until 2015 it’s not that not as full as it could be I’ve got 2016’s in a few of this years so there’s probably another 16 or 17 shows 02:05 that have yet to get put up I will endeavor to get those done fairly soon for people that haven’t really heard about Dr. Pete we always get new listeners and from time to time we get people that don’t know anything about what he’s advocating and for them there’s plenty of information either on the internet by typing in Dr. Ray Pete or going to our website which is western botanicalmedicine.com and looking at the resources tab on the right-hand side and dropping it down to ask your herb doctor and also there’s plenty of literature that Dr. Pete has published himself so he doesn’t he does a newsletter and without going on too much about this newsletter this month’s newsletter is right up right up our street as far as I’m concerned it’s a kind of continuation and expose a of covert but now disclosed somewhat CIA and other foundational groups that basically it’s certainly ruling if you 03:12 like the top tier of society and molding and coercing the system to follow its edicts and obviously that comes with a lot of tyranny most people that listen to this show as an alternative show probably agree that there’s certainly a tyranny at large and to resist tyranny I think as a call to arms not necessarily with violence and guns but to resist tyranny by immersing yourself in alternative education and the knowledge of that education is a powerful weapon against the tyrants who would tell us otherwise so dr. Pete are you with us yep okay well thanks so much for your time on the show like I said we’ll go through what I’d like to ask you about with regards to the endocrine system and then there are some questions posed by callers as always people who are listening the number that we open up from 7 30 to 8 p.m. for callers to ask 04:15 questions and directly to dr. Pete there’s a 800 number which is 1 800 KMUD rad and then there’s the regular number which I’ll make sure is not changed but it’s a 9 2 3 3 9 1 1 so that is a local area code 707 number so 707 9 2 3 3 9 1 1 or if you added the area or in Australia well not for Australians I guess I can’t use the 800 number but they’re on the internet so that we can be reached through the internet to but there’s an 800 number which is 1 800 5 6 8 3 7 2 3 and we take callers from 7 30 on to the end of the show 8 so dr. Pete I guess without further ado I’d saw where we’d left off last month and we just just got started into the hypothalamus and I bought out one of the things that struck me is kind of unusual but I wanted to ask you a little bit more about it so from from last month breaking the question what is the 05:19 hormone and how the endocrine system regulates metabolism you discuss thyrotropin releasing hormone which stimulates TSH from the anterior pituitary as well as prolactin and now prolactin is the hormone that’s responsible for lactation in females and and so is there another mechanism perhaps to satisfy a TSH production in low thyroid individuals to upregulate a T4 production which does not result in increased prolactin production so for those of you who are listening perhaps the TSH is a thyroid stimulating hormone and this is basically stimulated at the same time as prolactin is so in low thyroid individuals my question to you dr. Pete is the potential for women to be exposed to higher than normal levels of prolactin and have you known women that would lactate when they weren’t you know nursing or outside of you know we’re not outside of menstruation but when women weren’t fertile or nursing is this 06:20 something that you’ve actually found yeah probably maybe a hundred women that I’ve talked to who were simply hypothyroidism was their basic problem but unwelcome lactation was just one of their symptoms and usually there were menstrual irregularities at the same time either too much or too little menstruation and just directing their thyroid function to curb the lactation and menstruation both and what it’s doing it’s partly it’s regulating oxygen metabolism so that you can use your fuel very efficiently keep your blood sugar steady so that you don’t experience stress estrogen is in good health 07:24 that’s produced for about 12 hours once a month in a big surge to basically create tissue stress to stir up cell division to prepare the uterus and the breast and other tissues of pituitary are the main things that are activated by estrogen low thyroid by letting you get low blood sugar in appropriately at the same time it’s activating the stress hormones and inactivating the parts of the liver that are normally destroying estrogen as soon as estrogen reaches the liver normally the the small amount of estrogen being produced under moderate 08:27 stress is kept very low by an active liver when the thyroid is is activating the liver okay when when the thyroid is low estrogen tends to rise and both of these tend to create an oxygen deficiency and the glucose deficiency one intensifies the other and these are the the first step in any kind of stress reaction and the stress reaction turns on your your pituitary as a way to organize the adaptive system of the body and prolactin in fish prolactin regulates salt and water metabolism and mammals have the various components of 09:30 milk formation involving both the flow of water and salts but including proteins and sugar and that’s so prolactin in all animals has a range of of anti stress functions and lactation is just a useful component for handling the stress of pregnancy fertility I picked up on what you said about estrogen being a a once monthly a 12 12 hour period or once monthly surge but I just want to ask you this it seems a very ubiquitous poison for one of the better word that women are continually subjected to what do you what you can how can you compare that to the background levels of estrogen that you are always advising women to protect themselves from either environmentally or with you know things 10:31 like pregnenolone or pregesterone if they have excessive inflammation going on in the body for some different causes any tissue of your body that is stressed will start to produce estrogen is a very basic reaction to stress and and so with aging for example when you’ve lost some of your basic anti stress hormones thyroid and forgesterone and pregnenolone then all of your tissues are suffering from oxygen and glucose bad metabolism they’re simply not interacting properly and and that means that all of your tissues will begin producing a little bit of estrogen for example the postmenopausal breast tissue is producing several times more estrogen than it does during 11:37 menstruation and if the liver slows down because the thyroid is low then that little bit that’s been being produced by any stress if you was going to pile up in the blood because it should be eliminated constantly through the liver and kidney. Interesting this is this brings me back to some of the some of the reasons for wanting to cover some of this endocrine stuff with you is that I think and it’s a little bit ties into your newsletter finally enough like a lot of things do in terms of the brainwashing that science has been guilty of brainwashing the public into deceiving them to believe that things are a certain way when actually there’s previous research that showed exactly the opposite that’s been buried it’s been closed up and it’s been money’s been diverted away from it and diverted towards the the wanted information so again when I was studying I was under the impression that basically the 12:38 ovaries were the main estrogen secreting organ in female body and that really men didn’t really have estrogen it wasn’t you know men had testosterone female females had estrogen things were fairly simple but actually it’s really very different from that and hearing that I think you said any cell can essentially secrete estrogen in response to stress and information. Yeah and old men get low testosterone because they’re stressed if you was turning it quickly into estrogen. Right this is a room this is a aromatization right? Yeah and a younger man who is very sick or has an accident will have very high estrogen and that will bring up usually prolactin and growth hormone and a lot of adaptive secondary hormones. Interesting so I think hopefully by continuing some other little tidbits will come out that people will pick up on and maybe start looking into things further themselves. I wanted to again just to get back briefly to that first question about lactation and prolactin 13:41 being secreted in females and actually causing some milk production. I wanted to also is it a quantitative issue or you know where there’s not enough prolactin being stimulated by the release of TRH or is oxytocin for example a more powerful stimulator of lactation or not? Oxytocin really is just to release the milk once it’s formed it isn’t involved in directly informing it. It’s a suckling response. When I was a little kid during the depression there were very poor people moving into Southern California and some of them were finding jobs and one family we knew the mother was able to find a job when they had a baby that was a few months old and the father they’d been starving for years 14:41 and the father was able to lactate to nurse the baby while the mother was at work. Do you see any difference? Do you see any difference in the quality of the milk? Oh sure, yeah. Men are nearly as good as lactating. It’s not as much fat maybe. Yeah and it’s a very extreme thing. Lots of men when they came out of the World War II prison camps when they started eating they got enough energy to mobilize cortisol and some thyroid and such. They began lactating because they had their tissues much that they were very high in estrogen. Wow I mean it’s well documented now certainly not hidden but that male breasts or gynecomastia is a common phenomena in males that are exposed to estrogen and from the industry in England the beer drinking is not uncommon for men that 15:43 drink a lot of beer daily to grow basically breasts and I mean even in this country related to estrogen substances whether it’s the hops that the estrogen mimics in hops or even environmental mimics in plastics etc that get into the environment that some some more sensitive individuals are being you know exposed to. Yeast can produce estradiol and so they think that the yeast for men is a major source of the breast development in beer drinkers. Interesting so it may not necessarily be down to the humilone, lupilone or the other by products of the hop. Yeah they’re probably not as harmful as the yeast produced estrogen. Yeah interesting. Okay you’re listening to Ask Europe doctor on K. Medigal before 91.1 FM. We’re joined with Dr. Pete who’s on the show basically questioning the endocrine system or what we understand about it and finding out 16:43 some certain differences and contradictions that perhaps people understand the facts by until they hear differently. The number if you’re in the area is 707-923-3911. If you’re outside the area I would like to ask Dr. Pete any questions from 730 on there’s an 800 number which is 1-800-KM-UD-RAD which is 1-800-568-3723. So let’s let’s move on to the next hormone in that in the hypothalamic section of this endocrine discussion the the corticotropin releasing hormone. How this stimulates adrenal corticotropic hormone from the pituitary the anterior pituitary and this acts on the adrenals to promote and secrete cortisol. Now most people have probably heard of cortisol a very tall health-minded cortisol, cortisone, hydrocortisone, they’re all kind of derivatives. Most of these derivatives here have at some point in time and or 17:48 are still being used to control information and I’ve known asthmatics and eczema patients and psoritic patients that have been prescribed cortisol and corticosteroids to control that. The natural production of cortisol is inhibited by negative feedback mechanisms so we’re never normally naturally constantly and chronically exposed to cortisol. It obviously has some beneficial effect although I understand your interpretation puts a far more negative view of cortisol probably in relation to its chronic exposure but what dangers do you see in the chronic use of hydrocortisone either topically or aerosolized and what would be a better approach to quell information into this type that you’re aware of? Within the first two or three hours of a big dose of cortisol or the synthetic glucocorticoids the 18:50 thymus gland starts shrinking and the skin and muscles begin shrinking as the cortisol shifts the metabolism in the opposite direction of testosterone. Was it the astrogenic side? Well they activate the proteolytic enzymes that break down the proteins and inhibit the anabolic protein synthesizing mechanisms. The brain, heart and lungs are very concentrated testosterone metabolizers and retainers. If you give someone radioactive testosterone you see the emission from those organs most of it from the heart and the brain the lungs are so full of air you don’t see much radiation but the testosterone is there protecting these 19:54 vital organs but when you give a big dose of cortisol you swamp that protective effect of progesterone and testosterone and the tissues that aren’t very well protected very quickly shrink your skin becomes thinner blood vessels weaken you tend to get a little bloody spots, particular hemorrhages and bruise very easily. Lots of women have constantly bruised thighs and sometimes upper arms because of the if they’re low in thyroid and progesterone then they compensate with increased cortisol which weakens their small blood vessels and they bruise easily. If that continues over the years it leads to the strokes and osteoporosis and the typical aging conditions. I’ve known people in England 20:55 especially that I don’t know whether or not the doctors there were just more readily prescribing aerosolized inhalants, corticosteroid inhalants for asthma and or topical creams for ex mes but it was the only thing that was ever really done and I I’ve known people that have been on these things for years and I’m sure to their detriment you’re saying it’s essentially switching off the protective anti-excitotoxic mechanism and route by which inflammation typically or estrogen induced inflammation is mediated. Yeah and asthma is one of the typical estrogen induced inflammation. High estrogen women are very susceptible to asthma especially during the night and one of the effects of estrogen is to directly stimulate the adrenal glands to produce cortisol so high estrogen 21:55 leads to weak blood vessels and shrinking bones and aging skin and low immunity and such by the shrinking effect of cortisol on the thymus gland and estrogen activate shifts the balance towards serotonin away from dopamine and this shift in the serotonin dopamine ratio is one of the things that activates the prolactin system and it also serotonin is one of the major activators of the corticotropic release hormone CRH so estrogen activates the pituitary the hypothalamus the adrenal glands directly to increase the tissue breakdown effect. 22:56 Okay so I caught on what you said about female asthmatics getting particularly worse at night and this again I guess this is nighttime stress that worsens the inflammation. Yeah all of the stress is low blood sugar. Right right is during the night. Right and again in response probably to low blood sugar because of fasting or yeah and hypoglycemia or disturbed oxygen availability increase both prolactin and usually growth hormone stress induces I think all of the pituitary hormones except for luteinizing hormone the one that produces testosterone and progesterone so when you activate the all of the other parts of the pituitary you’re likely to become sterile by losing your progesterone and testosterone. I think from a male perspective it’s for those 24:04 for those males that are listening I know we do tend to get more female listeners that I think intuitively a more nurturing and I don’t know empathic maybe but for the guys that are out there I think testosterone is extremely important to reiterate not just the prosthetic involvement with decreased testosterone but to maximize your testosterone is the best thing that you can do as a guy because it is the counterpart to estrogen and it is the anti-excitotoxic route by which inflammation is quelled and the body’s governed by a orderly system of growth and sugar metabolism etc. What’s it’s close enough in function to progesterone in protective tissues that they’ve experimented removing the ovaries from rats after they’ve been impregnated and then giving them testosterone during pregnancy it is a progesterone in that sense of being able 25:11 to sustain pregnancy in the absence of ovaries. Well I guess we do actually have a caller so let’s let’s I’ll pick up this question I wanted to ask you about testosterone for the for the males that are listening just to help them see their way forward through any lack of muscle and muscle building and how testosterone is really very beneficial for you and you can generate it yourself you don’t have to buy it etc etc so let’s take this first caller caller you’re on the air and where you from? Hi I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area. Okay hi what’s your question? I’m wondering can an imbalance of hormones influence someone’s perception of his or her gender? I’m curious as I’m certain we’re constantly exposed to environmental estrogens and I’ve also heard of instances like Caitlyn Jenner where you know Bruce Jenner knew from a very young age that he was the opposite gender so what’s your take on that? Dr. P? When that happens during gestation or in the first few months after being born the actual cell structure of the brain 26:21 is still going on and it’s either masculinized or not by the presence of of testosterone which is turned into estrogen and estrogen in those stages of development is the masculinizing hormone and so a deficiency of progesterone early in life leaves the estrogen unopposed and tends to masculinize the brain and so it can set up the feeling of the gender that is chemically activated rather than what the chromosomes were able to do. Does that answer your question? That does thank you. Yeah you’re welcome. Okay well let’s see here we do have another caller so let’s take this caller next caller you’re on the air what’s your question 27:23 and where you’re from? Yes good evening I’m calling from Finland. I would have a question I’ve been reading your wonderful generative energy book and basically it’s prompted me to to think about what I think they call now transhumanism nowadays we have basically the modern version of the six million dollar man we have people with robotic hands a friend of mine with Parkinson’s disease has two chips implanted in his brain with remote control and my question to Dr. Pete would be do you believe that this transhumanism might fit into future evolutions of man 28:26 you know I’m referring to this theory about life trending towards maximum metabolism maximum energy I wonder if you have any thoughts about that? I think the technology is so simplified compared to what actually is needed by the organism to maximize its metabolism and function and experience that I don’t think the the technology is going to have a role in future development of health longevity or brain development. It’s certainly not going to be passed on to the next generation so it’s certainly a very temporal thing and I think from my perspective the human body and I think the psyche plays a much bigger part in the protection and the 29:31 development of the human organism far more than perhaps people give real credit to for positive thinking etc etc self-empowerment doing the right thing in terms of everything that you propose in terms of nutrition and or some of the few supplements that you recommend things like thyroid and progesterone and things that protect the anti-inflammatory side that you I think you have a far better chance of living a genetically very healthy life and something that I think that can be passed on to next generations and certainly we hear about in utero effects on to the the fetus. I wonder I’m fairly interested about the transhumanism subject with like the callers mentioned things like robotic replacements and or chips to secrete or to prompt secretion of neuropeptides etc etc into the brain or other areas but it doesn’t continue it’s just a very temporal thing I don’t think it’s something that can ever be transmitted but what can be transmitted 30:32 is a mental state of mind that is based on positive thinking creating that and harmony and you know whether it’s yoga or doing you know exercise and getting outside and just appreciating everything that you have around you rather than looking at negative things which I do hear people calling about from time to time in terms of help with negative emotions and how it’s actually one of the questions funnily enough later on for the show but this is something that can be asked a follow-up question go ahead yeah I was wondering about because this is a topic that I I haven’t heard on the show yet but we’re also in an increasingly hairless society people want to shave more and more of their bodies more and more regularly how stressful is frequent shaving to the body in your opinion it’s interesting you say that I’ll just jump in there Dr before I let you answer but I read the article just a couple of days ago it actually was on the 31:34 drudge report it was that the increasing hairiness of females is actually is becoming recognized in polls I think they did a poll in 2004 I think 95 percent of females shaved they did a recent poll here I think it was down to 78 and they were saying that essentially there was more natural was becoming more becoming more normal whether or not you’re talking about the hair on the male’s head from a baldness perspective I don’t know caller but Dr. P what do you think about the I’m I think the hair on the head actually has the function of preserving heat helping to keep the brain warm wearing a wool hat will substitute somewhat for not having enough hair on the head and the other hair armpits and cubic hair I think that has the function of helping to distribute pheromones somewhat the the hair facial hair and arm hair 32:38 probably has that pheromone distributing function but I think the the body hair that is tending to appear more often in women is is a sign of stress that it’s probably related to that pheromone system shifting to an exaggerated steroid production in the skin okay well thanks thanks for your caller caller so thankfully so yeah you’re welcome thanks for calling in for people that want to call in with any questions if you’re in the area 9233 9-1-1 that’s a 707 9233 9-1-1 or if you’re outside somewhere in the states or even in a different country 1-800 KMUD RAD 1-800-568-3723 so Dr. Pete just to carry on with testosterone a little bit it’s a bit of a divergent question but in terms of men being able to maximize their 33:40 testosterone production without thinking they have to go to a gym and get aerobic and pump huge amounts of weights to build muscle what would you say would be a good program for a male who wanted to increase lean muscle mass in order to be exposed to more testosterone because it’s the muscle itself though actually promote a testosterone surge in the body and by its own mechanism will directly relate back to testosterone itself yeah muscle contraction activates the synthesis locally in the muscle of testosterone and decreases the cortisol activity so good physical work is probably the central thing to keeping your testosterone up it shouldn’t be episodic intense stressful work that is known to lower your testosterone and increase cortisol and 34:43 at the same time keeping your metabolic rate up so that you can do more intense activity without it being stressful having your liver very healthy is essential for keeping your testosterone up because otherwise the episodes of falling blood sugar activate cortisol estrogen all of the other stress hormone okay so stocking your liver with plenty of sugar not being aerobic about your approach to exercise and ideally having more of a kind of work approach that is a physical type of work if you’re possibly able okay so moving excuse me moving on to dopamine I wanted to ask you a little bit I know we’ve mentioned the discussion related to Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s we said that this dopamine itself inhibits proactive release and helps regulate emotional responses and their reward and pleasure response is something I wanted to ask you about this enables 35:48 a person not only to see the rewards but to take action to move towards them and lack of dopamine has been cited and implicated in the propensity to addiction if you want to feel better and mood enhancing drugs or a route to this does this imply that many addicts have naturally low levels of dopamine and may develop Parkinson’s type symptoms in future and would dopamine supplementation be useful to ween addicts or prevent addictive behaviors from developing I I think that even in Parkinson’s disease I think the the studies are moving towards thinking of a balance between serotonin and dopamine and the other symptoms so you’re thinking serotonin excess might exacerbate yeah yeah they are somewhat antagonistic for example serotonin increases the CRH and prolactin dopamine tends to inhibit them and so this bad a bad bad bowels or bad bow function or 36:55 poor elimination would certainly speed that serotonin excess up yeah nitric oxide endotoxin and serotonin all shift your your body towards the stress and progesterone and its derivatives in the brain alopregnenolone for example are important for keeping the the balance in the right direction estrogen increases the serotonin and stress progesterone tends to reverse that and increase the balance towards dopamine so do you do you think know that this would be any reason or cause for Parkinson’s down the road though perhaps if people have addictive natures if it is at all connected with lack of dopamine well I think you can correct it most safely with progesterone and testosterone or the the precursor of both of those 37:56 progesterone because when you try to push the the dopamine system you tend to increase oxidative damage yeah and and is safe to work at the anti-stress level rather than pushing the end product of dopamine got it so improve improve muscle muscle mass plenty of sugars then obviously prognolone thyroid all helpful and anti-inflammatory aspects yeah and keeping the the toxic fats down and sugar stable yeah okay so can I ask you about growth hormone so the growth hormone releasing hormone stimulates growth hormone release from the pituitary again from the anterior pituitary and this has regulatory effects on protein carbohydrate and lipid metabolism as well as promoting slow wave sleep often referred to as 38:57 deep sleep and I know people that perhaps have sleep issues where they’re unable to get into that phase of deep sleep I did read that the slow wave sleep was apparently but I know this is not particularly true because I know you think it’s very much related to low blood glucose but the slow wave sleep was implicated in nightmares and sleepwalking especially when sleepwalking was joined to raiding the fridge at night and to eat I found that quite a bizarre connection but everything is well it’s well known in popular culture I’ve even seen I remember an old an old advert back in 1970 for our white lemonade and the the advert was more or less this person was getting out of bed and was sleepwalking downstairs to the fridge where he’d go open the fridge door and there’d be a bottle of our white lemonade there and he would sit there drinking it and his wife would come down saying what’s going on but anyway between the desire to desire to eat sleepwalk and growth hormone and do you think the deep sleep 40:04 that it relates to is in any way do you think this is a real subject or do you think this has been again mismanaged scientifically? No I think deep sleep is important as a restorative part of your brain function and I think a lot of people would be happier and healthier if they would eat during the night people who resist eating near bedtime or during the night often have more stress more hypoglycemic insomnia and most people can get back to sleep if they have could be orange juice or lemonade or milkshake or ice cream or it’s almost a cultural barrier where there’s this feeling that if you eat close to bedtime you’re just going to put it on as fat 41:06 I think I’ve certainly heard that doctrine in excess carbohydrates are stored as fat which I don’t know that it’s completely inaccurate but the nighttime stress that is achieved by lowering your blood glucose is probably offset by the very fact that you’re going to consume some glucose before you sleep. Yeah it’s very important to restore your glycogen level during sleep I think that’s one of the main purposes of sleep is to get the glycogen back into your brain cells and heart cells and other tissues so that you can expand it to resist stress during the daytime. Okay let me just move on to a few questions that I have that I know people have written in that wanted to get your take on this. I had two questions from one listener one of the questions it goes did Jimmy Carter’s cancer cure have anything to do with receptors? Isn’t the entire cell a receptor? Question mark? I think he was having a standard chemotherapy for 42:12 a while and then brain radiation and then he got this new antibody that is specific for allowing cells to undergo the normal apoptosis so statistically it doesn’t look like it was a terribly impressive cure because the number of people studied was not very big and the percentage who responded well I think was 24%!a(MISSING)nd a temporary regression of the tumors and that happened in a lot of the people who had only the preceding brain radiation. Okay all right there are other question I wonder that it might be a little bit self-explanatory 43:12 perhaps but it says since gums like karygine and xanthan gum are toxic does the same apply to gums like frankincense and myrrh? The karygine and xanthan are basically polysaccharides the karygine is a sulfated polysaccharide and I think all of the sulfated polysaccharides besides their own heparin I think all of those are toxic and dangerous and the xanthan gums and gum arabic and lots of the plant gums are not digestible but they can support bacterial growth in the intestine where the karygine is specifically pro-inflammatory and very dangerous the other gums are simply nuisances that tend to increase bacterial growth and gas production and such 44:16 where the frankincense and myrrh contain lots of anti-inflammatory substances probably anti-cancer effects by some steroid like molecules not not so different from testosterone and progesterone they seem to have an anti-inflammatory anti proliferation effect on cancer cells. I wasn’t aware of myrrh being used internally but I’ve known frankincense for a long time especially by the Bedouins they’ll chew frankincense straight off the tree in the pearls that it comes formed in when it dries to freshen their breath and there’s a kind of bacteria static for their teeth in their mouth. I’ve heard of people eating the crude gum ground up just by the spoonful. On the issue of receptors there are actual proteins 45:20 that are called receptor proteins but my position is that since the condition of the cell determines what a particular substance binding to that receptor is going to do to the cell it isn’t as meaningful as some people think to activate a receptor because it can have opposite effects depending on the history of the cell and the present condition of other cells. While we’re talking about stem cells just quickly what’s your view on stem cell technology do you think it’s a a real way forward to turn around degenerative processes what do you think about stem cells? Yeah I think we’re full of stem cells and what we have to do is activate them intelligently. Yeah but do you think the research is going in the right direction and you probably know more about what is actually being conducted in some of these experiments and see if it’s actually 46:21 reasonably positive to bring about something positive? Yeah finding out exactly what the kind of stress signal is that activates them. It’s already known that many types of stress will activate the maturing of stem cells and that things like progesterone and testosterone once they have been activated will keep them going in the right direction so that they replace tissues rather than replacing cancer. When they kill cancer by radiation or chemotherapy or surgery the cancer tends to come back even though they remove the tumor completely because the place where the cancer was has been insured and it calls out to the body for stem cells to repair the damage and being damaged itself as a framework it misdirects the stem cells so they develop into 47:26 cancer. Well we have a caller it’s just called in so let’s take this next caller call away where you’re from and watch your question. Hi my name’s Derek I’m here in Denver Colorado can you hear me okay? Yeah sounds great what’s your question Derek? Well first off I just discovered this show not too long ago and it’s fantastic I really appreciate you taking your time to to do this for the public. So I’ve been into nutrition research for the last I don’t know last five years or so and looking into I’ve had a lot of food intolerances and looking into like permeability and I’m curious Dr. Pete your take on because a lot of these protocols involved avoiding otherwise really nutrient-dense foods eggs dairy etc so I’m curious I’ve looked into 48:38 controlling endotoxin through various polyphenols I know you talk about the carrot salad and bamboo shoots but is there any other compounds you like to incorporate to heal or strengthen the lining of the intestines I know gelatin can be beneficial. The nutrients that are most important are magnesium and vitamin A just for the actual replacement and repair of cells but the whole range of nutrients protein-sync vitamin D anti-inflammatory things like vitamin E and vitamin K everything is really essential ultimately for protecting the intestines so having liver and eggs and milk and orange juice for example can often get the repair going. 49:46 I think the reason eggs have a bad reputation is that they are extremely concentrated protein and the person eats an egg or two without carbohydrate their blood sugar is going to fall for sure especially if their liver doesn’t have good glycogen stores the egg will drop your blood sugar that will activate mast cells and you’ll have allergic reactions and without the carbohydrate you’re going to increase inflammation and sugar and progesterone and aspirin are things that will protect you from those surges of histamine and serotonin etc. And does the histamine get produced because you don’t have enough glycogen due to a cortisol spike then? Well low thyroid ultimately is the most common reason for not having enough glycogen 50:55 stored and the cortisol weakens the tissue so that even though it helps get your blood sugar up and momentarily protects the glycogen in the long run it’s adding to the problem of unstable blood sugar and anytime your blood sugar falls the mast cells are likely to de-granulate and that’s influenced by a lack of testosterone and progesterone or an excess of estrogen. And am I correct in understanding that thyroid is often times or lack of thyroid hormone is oftentimes a root cause of small bowel overgrowth or SIBO which can yeah because you’re going to be a root cause of freaky gut. Your digestion slows down when your metabolic rate slows down from hypothyroidism and so your stomach becomes sluggish, doesn’t 52:02 secrete much and doesn’t move fast enough, people might have cancer time, they might either care today and it might not come out for four or five days. That’s what happens with hypothyroidism. And speeding up your digestion and secretions it should be so active streaming fluid from your stomach and pancreas and liver should wash your whole small intestine clean so that there no bacteria can thrive in it. And Dr. P real quick I don’t want to hold you up too long. Is there a good quality nutrition based textbook that you find favorable, that kind of gets into good mechanisms with nutrition and hormones and their relation? 53:05 Not that I know of. You can. And that’s what’s tricky. I mean I know there’s some great online databases for some good research that’s put out there but I just didn’t know if you had a recommendation there. I really appreciate your time. Years ago I’ve seen some really good monographs on particular topics like how the intestine works, how the digestive glands work and so on but I don’t know of one that has put everything together. Sure, sure, sure. Well I guess that’s part of the journey. Thank you so much. I appreciate your time. Yeah you’re welcome. If you want to email me my email address is andrew at western botanicalmedicine.com. We’ve produced a pretty comprehensive three or four page breakdown of those things that Dr. Pete definitely advocates and those things he definitely doesn’t advocate so that’s certainly been very useful in guiding a lot of our clients to a better place. 54:07 Dr. Pete, thank you so much for joining us again. Okay, thank you. For those people who perhaps like the last caller have never really listened to Dr. Pete but just discovered him recently. He can be found on the internet at www.raypeat.com. He has lots of archived and referenced material so most if not all of the articles that he writes are fully referenced and they range in broad terms from thyroid to sugar to progesterone to diabetes. I mean it covers a wide range of situations and gives you the scientific rationale behind why he’s advocating what he’s advocating so it’s not just flippant off the top of his head. It’s based on a lot of research and based on a lot of previous good science which unfortunately is becoming fairly bad science today and if we get time next month we’ll get into the newsletter that he’s 55:07 produced. It’s titled Language and Criticism of Science. We’ve done quite a few exposés of whether it’s Codex Alimentarius after the Second World War and the development of the global corporate structure which would squat on our necks to this discourse that Dr. Pete’s outlined in his newsletter mentioning people organizations such as the CIA and the CCF and the Rockefeller and Ford foundations all basically being in on it. We’ll get into that next month but for those people who want to find out more about him repeat.com we can always be reached Monday through Friday toll free number one 888 WBM Herb or it can be emailed Andrew or Sarah at western botanicalmedicine.com so next month we hope to be here. I don’t have any plans but I may may or may not end up getting off to England but based on the fact that I’ll be here it’s going to be 56:10 already the solstice which is already going to be upon us so this will be the last month of increasing day length so between here and next couple of months you’ve got a chance to get exposed to lots of sunshine get that anti-inflammatory red light get your vitamin D going make sure you’re drinking plenty of milk getting plenty of sugar fruit juices at night time keep your stress hormones look at your temperature and pulses see how your thyroid’s doing and address it it’s certainly a very simple way of putting things right so between your thyroid and anti-inflammatory hormones and get your testosterone up guys um certainly put you in a better place all right and it’s all pretty much three a charge you know okay so thanks for joining us and I will speak to you next month

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