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Nutrients for Better Mental Performance

October 6, 2019


>>Commentator: We have here today, Steve with
us whom I met not too long ago at something called a Smart Life Forum in Palo Alto, where
many of the health professionals from this area meet every month and keep up with the
current research. And he was the one person that seemed the smartest there, so I invited
him to come here and talk to us and share some of his knowledge with us. So please help
me in welcoming Steve here and see how, what he has to say. [applause]>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: It’s a, it’s a pleasure to be here. I’m about one
week post-flu, so my voice may get a little bit weak, so please bear with me. I’m gonna, the, the plan is I’m gonna spend
about 40 minutes going through the presentation and then hopefully have 15 or so minutes left
for your questions. People like to raise questions and dialog?
Okay. Good. [pause] Okay. I, I did this first slide with the idea
of opening up the dialog at the point of talking about cognitive performance, mental performance. What does that mean? I mean everybody talks about intelligence
and everybody knows about problem solving and reaction time and, and memory and things
like that. But in my opinion, mental performance is about any aspect of mental performance
that relates to your health. And the number one aspect that we take for
granted is sleep. And I will spend quite a bit of time on, I think two slides, talking
about sleep in more, in more depth. And, but I wanted to raise this question now just because
I want people to think about the, the context of your questions regarding smart drugs or
smart nutrients. [phone ringing] [pause] Food – starting with the boring stuff working
forward; B-complex vitamins. [phone ringing] Okay. I’ll just let it ring. B-complex vitamins never really get any respect;
haven’t for 40 years because you’re talking about one penny a day of your investment in
your nutrition program – I mean that’s just a, it’s too old and too plain – but it’s really
critical. Detoxification – we’re starting to get into
some more risky stuff in terms of stress to your body. Nutrients can get pretty exotic. You can spend
a huge amount of money on nutrients. And amino acids get even more high tech. I’ll
get into that in terms brain neurotransmitter levels later. And then we get into the overtly medical:
hormone replacement and pharmaceuticals. And I would also put herbs somewhere in this
category in terms of a lot of complexity and a lot of potential for toxicity, as well,
even though they’re natural. [pause] Okay. So, I’m, I’m picking from the questions
on the announcement starting off with: which nutrients promote optimal brain function?
And the answer is all of them. If they’re deficient they’re affecting your brain. [pause] Some of these are also effective way beyond
physiological levels. So in a sense, we cannot use Mother Nature as a guide for optimal brain
function, because Mother Nature always gives us brain function per unit investment in nutrition. In the wild, the cost of a gram of Vitamin
C is actually quite profound. You might fall out of the tree, break your arm and die from
trying to get one gram of Vitamin C. But if you’re gonna buy it in your health food store,
you’re gonna pay between two and twenty cents for it. I mean, why worry about it? [pause] Next question I like to ask is: are they sustainable?
Because a lot of these dietary supplement formulas out there that are designed to give
you a smart pill, are not really sustainable. The first day you take it; it lights you up
like a Christmas tree. But after a week, after a month you’re back to baseline again. But
you don’t necessarily know that if you’re judging the value of the supplement based
on its short term benefit to you, at the point that you started to take it. So the human mind is very able to make a cause
and effect connection between something that you do and an effect that happens a minute
or an hour later, but if the effect is a week or a month later, good luck. It’s not also about the parts. It’s about
how well they work together. So metabolism is a key aspect of how your
brain works. Three percent of your body uses 20 percent of your energy. If you have a slight
downturn, let’s say 30 percent in your heart function, you won’t see it if you’re not exercising
at peak performance; but if 30 percent of your brain energy goes away, you are unconscious. [pause] So I’ll also get around to talking about some
of these other kinds of things. So this is really, goes to the question of:
what is your orientation towards a smart drug program and being the best that you can be? A lot of this is not exotic. It’s basic —
food, breathing, nutrition, exercise, things that you’ve heard a thousand times before.
So I’m not gonna give you a real quick fix for how to bypass all of that. [pause] I’m gonna intersperse a couple of slides. This is a really fascinating slide to me because
it goes down to a really fundamental aspect of, of nature in life that turns out to be
critical to the area of having a brain at all. And that is that anaerobic organisms, the
energy levels are so inadequate – the anaerobic systems – that you only get two ATP out of
a, of a, of a glucose that’s burned; which is enough to give you life, but it’s not enough
to give you robust life. It’s not enough to give you multi-cellular life and it’s not
enough to give you consciousness in a brain, a working brain. For that you need aerobic metabolism and you
get 38 ATP versus two; this gives you room to play with and this is why the brain uses
massive amounts of energy. So if you focus on the issue of energy, you’ll
do a good job. Turns out this is critical for Alzheimer’s Disease. [pause] This is the slide from the Alzheimer’s presentation.
I’m getting it out of the way. So before anybody passes out, take a deep breath. Okay. Good. [laughter] Energy production systems flow into enzyme
activity, protein synthesis, healing abilities, the ion pumping and your nervous system membranes
manufacture neurotransmitters; all of these functions that are critical to the brain turn
out to be dependent upon energy, cellular energy production. So the ATP is, is like the, the wire that
keeps your brain functioning. Keeps you sharp. Keeps you from having Alzheimer’s Disease. If you wanna look up this, this entire presentation
is, if you go to YouTube and type in Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease, or type in my name, you’ll
go to a nine-part series on Alzheimer’s Disease and how to reverse it. And this critical step right here, that relates
to the glutathione, the mercury glutathione ratio, when that fails all of this downstream
stuff happens for Alzheimer’s Disease. And so if you can reverse this, the Alzheimer’s
Disease reverses. [pause] So, anybody wanna vote? [pause] Okay. Thirty percent of teenagers using, eating
a standard American diet in public schools, have IQ deficits that are correctable by supplementing
to correct the deficiencies; thirty percent. And the IQ difference is ten points for those
kids; thirty percent of the kids. You give them the supplements; their IQ goes up by
10 points. This has been replicated in California and
Great Britain. Two studies were done in parallel with exactly the same results. And it’s been
replicated in juvenile correctional facilities where they’ve shown that when you correct
these nutritional deficiencies, you see broad changes in EEG and behavior. [pause] Here’s an example of a study that was done
that showed that RDA supplements of B vitamins; three B vitamins at levels of 30 to 60 times
the RDA, resulted in cumulative improvement in marksmanship. So this was a, a blinded
study and so the – what was fascinating to me – is that the B-complex vitamins have a
half-life of about four to five hours and yet the sustainability of these results magni
– was observed over 10 weeks. [phone ringing] [pause] Here’s an, a couple of other examples. Zinc
in teenage boys. The joys of masturbation lead to zinc deficiencies and that causes
the brain to stop functioning. [laughter] Masturbation leads to insanity. Your grandmother
was right. [laughter] Vitamin D and magnesium are two very wide-spread
deficiencies. Anybody who lives at sea level and who lives in an urban environment is very
unlikely to ever meet their adequate level of Vitamin D from sunlight, even if you like
sunbathing without clothes. Typically in the winter, if you live in San Francisco, nude
sunbathing will actually get you some Vitamin D, but if you do that in Oakland, you will
not get any Vitamin D at all, even at noon. B-12 and pregnenolone and melatonin in the
elderly; examples of deficiencies that can be addressed that are specific to certain
populations. [phone ringing] So I’m gonna give you some examples of how
this works in terms of a, this is another illustration from the, from the video where
it talks about the neuroprotective steroids at the base of the tree; pregnenolone and
progesterone which then go up the tree DHEA, testosterone, the estrogens – well it turns
out that the estrogens here have an anti-metabolic effect. They impair your synthesis of energy.
And this is why women have more stamina then men. [pause] But it’s also why when men get inflammation,
they make more estrogen and they start gaining weight and they start having all kinds of
health problems, as well. The down side of estrogen, of having too much estrogen, is
quite profound to the brain. And so if you have inflammation, this pathway gets activated;
that pathway gets activated; and this pathway gets activated. So it turns these protective,
beneficial, energetic steroids into anti-metabolic steroids. [pause] So if you don’t watch and you have an infection,
you can have cognitive consequences from it. Here’s an example of a broad selection of
observed effects that are highlights from stuff that I’ve observed over the last 30
years. Violence tendencies, memory problems, Alzheimer’s
Disease, panic attacks (this also includes hiccups), IQ problems, senility syndromes
from blood coagulation; this is also a side effect of infection. [pause] PH imbalances in the blood that impair oxygen
and binding and release and CO2 binding and release. Brain fog. How many people have experienced
brain fog? [some people in audience raise hands] How many people are getting a little bit sleepy
right now from just having eaten? [some people in audience raise hands] [pause] Well, let’s go on. I got two minutes per slide, so. [laughs] Okay. How can you get a better night’s sleep? First of all, pay attention, don’t take it
for granted. Second one is pay attention to sound. Your
brain never stops listening. When you go to sleep, your brain is still listening to what’s
going on around you. The paralysis that happens at the brain stem
that shuts off your motor control function for your entire body, does not affect your
hearing; does not affect your sight; does not affect your taste buds. So make sure that you have sound that is comforting
and predictable and anticipated. So if you live in an area where you have lots of horns
honking and car alarms going off and this kind of thing, put some sound in your background
that you can listen to day after day after day, night after night, so that the part of
your brain that’s listening doesn’t get alerted. [pause] Sleep with regularity. Don’t stay up to five
in the morning and then do an all nighter. Sleep regularly. Sleep in the dark. Stray light suppresses
melatonin. You need to be in the dark and the dose and the timing is very critical for
melatonin, and when you wake up in the morning, wake up with red light. That’s the dawn and
dusk effect. When the sun goes up what color is it? Red. Okay. When it sets, what color
is it? Red. And so dark adaptation that happens at night
is mitigated by red light. So if you want to set up a light in your bedroom or in your
bathroom – I have two flood lamps in my bathroom so when I’m sitting on the john, I just turn
them on and I get bathed in red light; incandescent light. Very helpful for keeping your circadian rhythm
going. If you need tryptophan for serotonin, you
can use that, occasionally. However, I suggest that you keep your dose down. There are some
potential adverse health effects from using melatonin indiscrim – or excuse me tryptophan
indiscriminately or 5-hydroxytryptophan. And so if you mix your tryptophan with predigestive
collagen protein, you can use doses that are one-tenth as large and get a better hypnotic
effect. [pause] This is the tough part. [pause] Anybody with chronic inflammation is gonna
have consequences; health consequences; degenerative health consequences. But identifying inflammation
– it’s a tough one. You go to a doctor and ask them to help you
with it; good luck. If you have unlimited amounts of money, you can throw PCR tests
at things and stuff, but it’s, it’s a really tough problem. So if you can focus on the issue of possible
infections; if you have chronic issues with, for example, herpes flare-ups; if you can
balance yourself with Vitamin D and Vitamin A and reduce that, that inflammatory effect,
your health will benefit greatly as well as your sleep will benefit greatly. Food allergies; delayed hypersensitivities
to things like wheat or corn or yeast or milk; to pick four of the top five food allergies. If you can clean those out of your life, you’ll
be better off for it; or adding digestive enzymes to help you digest your foods. And the gut; the integrity of the gut. Things
like zinc, for example; low dose zinc with each meal can help tighten up your gut and
prevent food, undigested food particles from passing in and producing inflammation. [pause] And if you need a sleep drug, don’t use Ambien.
Use Xyrem. Xyrem is a nutrient. It was declared to be the date rape drug by the FDA and then
they made it a prescription orphan drug. It’s now available and Xyrem is a great way to
get very, very good sleep, and it’s one of the few drugs that enhances the Stage 3 and
Stage 4 architecture phases of sleep. Normally when you go to sleep, you go Stage
1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4 and then up into rapid eye movement; and that takes about 90
minutes. And as we age, the Stage 3 and Stage 4 phases
get compromised. And by the time people reach middle age, oftentimes they will not have
any Stage 4 sleep at all. And by the time people hit 70 to 90, they
usually don’t have any Stage 3 sleep as well. And what this means is is that you’re not
really asleep at night and you’re not really awake during the day. You need to be deeply asleep to be deeply
awake. And Xyrem does that. It specifically enhances Stage 3 and Stage 4 sleep. By the way, this is a hundred times more expensive
than it was as a nutrient before the FDA took it off the marketplace. [pause] Here’s a challenge for the, the geeks in the
audience, the nerds, you know, a perfect audience to consider this high tech solution: do-it-yourself
sleep studies. So what you can do is, is you can set up a camcorder and video tape and
audio tape your sleep at night; play it back at 10 times speed the next day; and see what’s
going on with your sleep. Are you waking up? Are you vocalizing? Are
you moving? Is your breathing changing? Do you have apnea? All of that stuff can be verified
at home. At some point in the next 10 years, this will
probably be over the counter. Right now, there’s a vacuum. [pause] Is there an alternative to SRI drugs? Lots. Let’s start with the least respect. B vitamins.
The Rodney Dangerfield of nutrients.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Yes?>>Voice in audience: What’s SRI?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
They’re also called SSRI’s although the first S is really more promotion than fact. So I
just delete the first S. Zoloft, Paxil – [pause] Mineral deficiencies; correcting mineral deficiencies
and discovering undisclosed or unrecognized toxicities. I have a 94 year old client who
had Alzheimer’s Disease, who had an undiagnosed lead toxicity. So these things can go on for
20, 40, 60 years and you don’t know about it. [pause] Yes?>>Q: Can you define deficiency or just, you
been using the term a lot, is it something that if you get more of it, you get better
or is there an actual number?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Uh.>>Q: What is the deficiency?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Deficiency? Oh, well
there, that’s a good question. The question what is a deficiency? And are there numbers
attached to it? And the answers are yes, however, there isn’t a consensus on it. So if you go to Vitamin Diagnostics in New
Jersey and ask them, they’ll define it in terms of normative numbers. How many standard
deviations in the general population? Are you above? Below? So they define it based
on statistics. And most medical tests are done that way. You get a cholesterol level; it’s based on
statistics. You get a thyroid T4 TSH level; it’s based on statistics. But there are other kinds of companies like
Spectracell in Texas who do a functional assay. So they’re looking at the ability of white
blood cells to proliferate in the presence of a nutritional challenge. And so if you take away B-12 and your cells,
your cells immediately stop proliferating, then they presume this means you have very,
very low B-12 reserves. And so they’re defining deficiency in that, in that context as the
performance of those cells under a stress. But in terms of minerals, for example, I would
define it in terms of enzyme activity. In other words, superoxide dismutase uses copper
and so is the activity that superoxide dismutased increased if you supplement copper? If the
answer is yes, then you were deficient. If the answer is – if there’s a slight increase
then you were slightly deficient; if there’s a massive increase, you were seriously deficient. So there’s a lot of that kind of question
going on. All I can say is that you cannot assume that kind of question in a straightforward
manner and be able to even interpret your own medical results. I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of clients
over 30 years who’ve come to me with thyroid workups that were – one was done right. Hundreds
of people; one was done right. And I’ve had somebody come to me with a range
from let’s say 10 to 100 and they got 11. And the doctor says: “Oh. Your thyroid is
normal. You don’t have hypothyroidism.” Okay. And yet when we give that person thyroid hormone,
boom. Their energy goes up; their depression goes away; they start sleeping soundly; they
lose 20 pounds of weight. And on every measure of functionality they’re better off, but according
to the numbers, statistically, they were fine before. [pause] Neurotransmitter precursors. Huge aspect of
depression and you can load them up. Tryptophan, 5 hydroxytryptophan is a precursor for serotonin.
So if you take it and your depression goes away, guess what? So you can take Paxil to
raise your serotonin; Zoloft; or you can take 5-HTP or tryptophan to do it and see. Does
it work? You go to a standard doctor. They’re not gonna even mention this option to you. D Phenylalanine or L Phenylalanine or Tyracine
will raise your Catecholamines. It’s another potential cause of depression. [pause] Hypothyroidism I just mentioned. Get a proper workup. You have to know the
right questions to ask. And you wanna have – check the results yourself. Anytime a doctor
does a thyroid test and just tells you you’re fine, ask for the copy of the results. I actually
suggest you do that anyway. Keep a copy of your own medical record in toto. Estrogen dominance. Iodine therapy is one
way to shift estrogen dominance. Estriol is a estrogen hormone that gets very little respect
and iodine helps push estrogens into the Estriol form. Estriol is protective against autoimmune
diseases in both men and women. In women it’s been proven, and men it’s just inferred. But
I’m convinced that it’s actually true. Estrogen dominance in men. Don’t take your
doctor’s word for it when they say: “Estrogen is a, is the female hormone.” It’s not true.
Estrogen is the off hormone in both men and women, and if your estrogen is high, you need
to know about this. [pause] If you are gonna take SRI drugs, you can take
them with tryptophan or 5-hydroxitryptophan. So that when this serotonin reuptake inhibitor
interferes with the recycling of serotonin, which is what it’s doing, and causes a corresponding
depletion of your serotonin storage form, the 5-HT will correct that. And so your doctor may tell you that: “Oh,
yes. You can have serotonin syndrome and die from taking these two together.” But actually
you have to be quite careless to actually make that happen. And if you do it with care
and deliberation, it is entirely safe. [pause] Oh, this is a fun one. [laughs] I really like
talking about nutrition myths. And that whole thing about masturbation leading to insanity
was part of an earlier talk about myths in nutrition where I threw that one in the middle
just to wake everybody up. But there’s a lot of nutrition myths out there
in the world today and some of them are being promoted by industries that have a vested
interest in, in having you use their products. Others are based on just plain ignorance.
People not knowing what the true information about things are. These are old myths. How many have heard this:
hydrogenated fats are perfectly safe? [some people in audience raise hands] That means you’re pretty old, right? [laughter] I mean that’s what I grew up with. Corn oil. My father was a cardiologist and
I grew up on corn oil. And that was part of that, that kind of myth at the time. Vegetable oils and margarines are safer than
butter. That was the myth. It’s all crap. Bovine soil enhancement. [pause] Eating low fat can make you thin. We’re now
in a more modern myth. Complex carbs are best for insulin resistance.
This is the advice given to people with insulin resistance and Type II diabetes by the American
Diabetic Association. It’s not true. [pause] Eating fat causes heart disease and obesity. Tropical oils. Anybody remember that campaign
in about popcorn in the movie theaters. Was it about 15, 20 years ago? And coconut oil
used to be used regularly in movie theaters, and all of a sudden it became some huge crime
and it turns out it was the Ameri, the US oil industry that paid for that, abetted by
the US Government. And it wasn’t true at all. Tropical oils are not dangerous at all. Milk and bread are good healthy foods. Of
course, it’s the milk purveyors and the bread salesmen who are telling us that. [pause] Yeah. How many people here have heard that milk
is one very fast way to develop osteoporosis? [some people in audience raise their hands] Ten or twelve people. That’s pretty good.
You’re ahead of the curve. But it’s true. The correlation with osteoporosis
is not that milk is protective. It’s actually a risk factor. [pause]>>Q: I have one question.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Yes.>>Q: So what is so exactly bad about milk
and bread? I mean,>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: What’s bad about milk
and bread?>>Q: Yes. If the myth is milk and bread is
good, then the fact should be milk and bread is bad.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: That’s right. It is.
And for the average person. And the reason is because of inflammation. That for most
people when you consume milk products, you have an inflammatory response. And it’s probably
true of somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of people, depending upon what your ethnic
background, your race is. If you are black, you’re probably 95 percent likely to have
inflammation from drinking milk. If you’re white, maybe it’s 50 percent. In terms of bread: bread is a source of wheat
and wheat contains a protein called gluten which is extremely difficult to digest. And
undigested gluten protein is an inflammatory effect that causes all kinds of degenerative
problems and stress to your gut, and inflammatory effects producing heart disease and probably
cancer as well. And so my suggestion is, don’t drink milk
and don’t eat bread. [laughter] Very, very, very straightforward. Just eliminate
those from your system. And if you’re gonna eat them, eat them rarely so that the reason
that you’re eating the bread is because you’ve gone to Aunt Mildred’s house for Christmas
and you’re trapped. And so it’s okay; it’s once a year; twice a year; that kind of thing.
And if you can, take digestive enzymes with you to help offload the burden. It’s not just wheat that is difficult to digest.
Corn is difficult to digest. Red meat is difficult to digest. Yeast very, very difficult to digest.
The cell wall of yeast is not something that humans have good enzyme profile for digesting
it. So try to keep those kinds of things under
control, particularly if you have signs of inflammation. If your estrogen to testosterone
ratio is high in estrogen, then you wanna look for these kinds of triggers. [pause]>>Q: So excuse me.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Yes.>>Q: Milk includes any milk products, I mean,
cheese ->>Steven Wm. Fowkes: No. It, well it does,
on some level. I would put – there’s a couple of things – one is, when you feed milk to
microbes, the microbe takes the brunt of it. Okay. So yogurt there’s still milk content
in it because it’s a fairly soft kind of cheese; a fresh kind of cheese; same thing with cottage
cheese. But when you start to deal with cheddar or
aged cheddars, the content of milk is going down and down and down, the longer the milk
has been fermenting; and the bugs in it.>>Q: So,>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: So ->>Q: [unintelligible]>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: I can’t hear. There’s
too much noise. Can you stand up to the microphone?>>Q: And what about the difference between
raw milk and processed milk?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Yes. There, the raw milk
has good fat structure and, that’s destroyed by the homogenization. Homogenized milk causes
enzyme irritation of the vascular system; antioxidase. So it’s true that raw milk is
way better. But in terms of, of, of allergy, it may not
be better at all. So it depends on your system and whether or not you’re handling it well
or not. There is a test that you can do if you wanna find out. Is go off of milk for
two weeks; all milk products; all egg, butter, anything with dairy. Go off of it for two
weeks. At the end of two weeks, sit down at a table with a friend and engage in conversation
for about three hours; set up a tape recorder; set up a metronome; adjust the metronome so
that it’s not fast and not slow and it’s just synchronized with your, with your body; and
then put one drop of milk under your tongue. And watch what happens. And ask your friend
to watch what happens. If you freak out; if the metronome slows down; you’re allergic
to milk. [pause] If your pulse rate goes up dramatically; you’re
allergic to milk. [pause] Vitamins only enrich the sewer. We’re going
back to the old days, but there’s still people out there who have that kind of attitude. [pause] Okay. Here’s some myths to live by. I’m not
gonna say this is all quite scientific, because I think that on some level it’s based on prejudice
and philosophy and all kinds of stuff. But low carb vegetables is a mainstay for
the diet. Eat meat; either tiny amounts to moderate amounts. Tiny amounts can just be
simply the bugs in your grain, as it is in India. But we need small amounts of meat to
get our Vitamin B-12. Cultivate fat burning mode. This is a big
one. In my opinion, the graceful agers in the world are all in fat burning mode. This
is not emphasized in our modern society. It doesn’t happen if we overeat carbohydrate
which is a cultural thing. But get into ketosis; cultivate your fat burning
mode; flip back and forth into ketosis and out, so you exercise that part of your metabolism.
And that, to do that consume tropical oils, coconut oil is my favorite. Eat less carbs
and calories than your peers; under eat is a healthy lifestyle. And so – [pause] Okay. Here’s my words of wisdom. If their lips are moving, they’re lying. [laughs] [laughter] Okay. Industry ads: they want to sell you
milk; they want to sell you oils that are grown in the United States. Coconut oil is
grown in the Tropics. So that’s why the prejudices is, in those industry ads. The food pyramid is upside down. Okay, again
the government agents that put that together are working for the industry. Assume your docster, your doctor is profoundly
ignorant. And that doesn’t mean that they’re not smart. They’re exceedingly smart. They
know all kinds of stuff that they really don’t need to know. [laughter] But the part is, the question is, what do
they not know? And what risk does this put you at? What does their ignorance put you
at? And doctors will rarely admit their ignorance. You ask them a question they don’t know, they’ll
make it up; most of them. But if you know what your doctor knows, and you know what
your doctor doesn’t know, you’re in a better position to protect yourself against possible
adverse side effects. I had one client that was almost killed because
a doctor was using serum potassium to judge his potassium requirement and he was told
by his, by the patient and by his wife, that he’s a potassium over accumulator and therefore
giving him potassium was dangerous. The doctor said: “No, no, no, no. Serum potassium is
an accurate indicator of potassium status” and put it in his IV and drove him into heart
failure. Even had him on Digoxin before he, and he still didn’t admit that, that was inappropriate
action. Wife had to check him out of the hospital to save his life. [pause] And I’m an expert that you should also believe
is biased. [pause] [laughter] Good. You’re not asleep. [pause] Don’t work in a “sick” building. Okay. You’ve
got good people taking care of you here, but if you work in a building where you have formaldehyde
or acidaldyhyde in the air, you get sick. I had a friend who went to the, who was a
teacher at the Oakland Public School, Oakland City High School, who they did a complete
earthquake retrofit during the summer, and had double time and triple time crews in the
building putting in carpeting and painting and new particle board furniture and stuff.
And on the Monday all the kids came in and the teachers came in; they had a 30 percent
absentee rate for the next three months from people getting sick. Well when those people
started using Vitamin C and cysteine, they became symptom free. This goes back to 1975 when a research group
gave C and cysteine to animals that were exposed to an LD 90 dose of acidaldahyde; which is
enough to kill 90 percent of the animals and make the other 10 percent violently sick.
And when they were given the C and cysteine, they didn’t get sick. They didn’t die. None
of them got sick and none of them died. That’s how powerful this particular formula is. You can go out and drink yourself unconscious
and not have a hangover, unless you have the genetic polymorphism in which case you may
have some residual hangover. So Asians, Native Americans, Irish, other, other populations
also contain that, it’s called alcohol, or aldehyde dehydrogenase and there’s a deficiency,
a genetic mutation that a lot of people carry that impairs their ability to smoothly metabolize
alcohol. But this formula helps take care of that. You take one capsule before the first round;
one capsule between each round; [laughter] and one capsule after the last round; drink
a glass of water; and go to sleep. Pretty simple. [pause] So, here’s the, the basic, the active group
is the sulfhydryl group here. From cysteine – and cysteine is found in glutathione; it’s
a component of it. And cysteine is also found in N-acetylcysteine, which is a dietary supplement
form that seems to have some improved transport ability. So for some people it works better. [pause] This is the metabolic pathway and I’m gonna
partially get into all the negative stuff that happens from alcohol; from cross linking
effect which is by far the most dangerous process; this is what gives you wrinkled skin.
Carcinogenicity happens as well, but the detoxification pathway here prevents all of these other pathways;
competes against them. That’s how it works. Benefits of alcohol are pretty obvious: lifestyle;
biological effects. And so costs of alcohol: cross linking; wrinkles;
organ damage; liver damage; oxidative stress; hangovers; pro-aging; addiction. Through glucose
addiction; serotonin addiction; and NADH addiction; cancer and degenerative diseases; poisons. Methanol which is protected by the sulfhydryl
compounds which is found in some alcoholic drinks and fermentation residues that are
found in a lot of distilled drinks; some of these are protected against and some of them
are not by that alcohol formula. You don’t need to know this. Okay. Here’s contact information. I can flip
back to this if you’d like. But what I’d like to do now is open it up for questions and
here’s some suggestions if you can’t come up with your own. So, step up and ask on the
microphone, please.>>Q: I have a question about this milk bread
thing. I mean, I just had to laugh when I see this. Like half the world or probably
more than half the world is eating bread and milk like for more than, I don’t know, ten
thousand years, and you’re telling me: “No, no, no. Don’t do this.” I mean I personally think that’s crazy, but
like what is, what else should I do? Should I drink water or? So instead of eating milk
and bread should I take like a hundred different colored pills? I mean is that gonna help?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Oh no. I mean you can,
but I don’t think it particularly wise.>>Q: Okay.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Not only are gonna spend
a fortune, but you’re not gonna get good, very good nutrition. The issue is, I mean,
certainly children can tolerate milk. But if you look at infant studies and feeding
when for, for one reason or another, children cannot be best fred, breast fed – the, the,
there is all kinds of consequences that happen. And if you give prenatal infants milk products,
there’s a good chance you’re gonna kill them. So if you, if you read the literature on milk,
it’s pretty straight forward. And the reason that you may not know about it is because
very little of that gets publicized. I think any kind of fluid would probably be better
than milk overall. But milk has nutrition in it. There’s, there’s calcium although,
you know, that’s what it’s promoted for – that milk has calcium – but it turns out
that in terms of calcium, it’s not a very good food. You get better food, better calcium
levels from grain, for example. But I’m also telling you to avoid grain.>>Q: Yeah, I mean [laughs]>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: So, I’m not – so the
question comes down to what do you eat? And I’d say the answer is the Paleolithic diet
is the one that humans are probably best adapted to. And that is unlimited greens, particularly
low carb vegetables, the low carb vegetables and fruit and nuts when they’re in season,
and meat when you can kill it. [pause]>>Q: Okay. So one thing I’ve noticed about
milk is that in the US or maybe North America it’s probably the only continent where you
can find in lots of like low fat and half fat and whatnot milk. Like in most other countries
doesn’t exist. In Japan, for example, there’s only milk that has like four point five percent
fat and you know, Japanese people are pretty healthy on average.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Well, it’s not the, it’s
not the fat that is my concern. It’s the caseine and whey in the milk, that are in my con
– opinion the risk factors. And the, the galactose. For example, anybody, any, in the United States,
any low fat milk product has had milk solids added to it, to give it a mouth feel. That
produce cataracts. That’s a prescription for eye problems. And it doesn’t matter whether
you get one percent non-fat; one percent, two percent, three percent; it’s all starts
from non-fat milk in which they take the fat and add it back. So they still, it still has
the non-fat milk solids in it. So I’d say go back to raw milk and drink it
with all the fat, if you’re gonna do that and if you don’t want the milk and you react
badly to it, find any other kind of food and you’ll do better with it.>>Q: Alright.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: I mean people who don’t
drink milk as a whole, have a lower risk of osteoporosis. So the whole idea of calcium
as being essential for milk is fundamentally just a PR campaign.>>Q: Alright.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Yeah.>>Q: Hi. Yes, I was a little confused as to
what advice you had in terms of insulin resistance. You mention complex carbohydrates and, you
know, clearly, I’m guessing what you mean is something along the lines of, oh well,
even if it’s complex carbs in your bread, it’s not as good say eating vegetables or,
you know. What are you suggesting for insulin resistant individuals?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Vegetables. And carbohydrate
control is the number one prescription for insulin resistance. Keeping your carbohydrate
down to the point that your body is burning fat as a, as a, for, for energy, as a fuel,
that’s the fastest way to reverse insulin resistance. Ketosis if you can manage it, if you’re actual
diabetic, you need to manage that medically to do it safely; but if you’re just pre-diabetic,
you just have insulin resistance, get into ketosis. [pause]>>Q: Can you explain ketosis?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Ketosis is, there’s two
kinds of fat burning mode in your body. And ketosis is where your liver is burning the
fat and exporting what are called ketone fuels to the rest of your body. So the fat is basically
taking, the, the liver is taking the fat which is let’s say anywhere from 12 to 20 carbons
long, usually 16, 18 and it clips it in four carbon fragments. And those are exported to
the body; those are called ketone fuels and the affinity of your body’s tissues for them
is about ten times what it is for glucose. So if you take a, let’s say a rodent with
induced congestive heart failure and you inject them with ketone fuels, you’ll see a 50 percent
increase in heart ejection fraction in 30 minutes. That’s how fast it is. And all of the tissues of the body, the liver,
the kidney, muscles, they all absorb these ketone fuels at a very, very high rate; very
efficiently. And so when you’re in ketosis it’s a very good way of handling issues like
end stage organ failure. But it’s not used by our current medical system. In terms of the, the, the alternative to ketosis
is just called beta-oxidation. This is what the liver does to make ketones, but all the
tissues of your body are also capable of burning fat. [pause] So they just take the fat and instead of absorbing
it from the liver, they’re just taking the fat and clipping it themselves. And this gives
you a source of energy that’s independent of glucose. So if you’re insulin resistant, and you’re
depending upon glucose for energy, you’re energy is sabotaged. You’re browned out. Instead
of having 110 volts your brain’s livin’ on 90 volts or 70 volts. It’s gonna affect how
your brain works. But if you go into ketosis, now you’ve got
sugar energy and you’ve got ketone fuels for energy. Your backup generator is now on. So
you’re now back up to 110 volts. Even if you’re still insulin resistant, because your backup
generator is able to give you that extra voltage to make it work. And what happens is, is that your insulin
resistance reverses as you have these ketone fuels out there and so you become better and
better able to burn glucose by burning fat. [pause] Does that make sense? [pause]>>Q: I could ask a lot of questions and I,
->>Steven Wm. Fowkes: You can.>>Q: Hopefully I’ll save them ’till later.>>Steven Wm. Fockes: Let me suggest a book.
If you haven’t seen it; Gary Taubes. Good Calories, Bad Calories. He’s movin’ out to
the Bay Area, next, sometime soon. So we may have him here to talk.>>Q: Okay. Great.>>[voice in audience]: April speaker at the
Smart Life Forum.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: April speaker at the
Smart Life Forum.>>Q: Alright. So you mentioned glutathione
which I’ve read lots of great things about that, but I’ve also read that just taking
it directly does not give you much, that it doesn’t get absorbed very much. What can you
say about that?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: It, there’s, it’s true.
There is a problem absorbing it. But the, the people who say that none of it is absorbed,
they’re lying. So there are people who are saying you can’t take glutathione because
it’s digested. Well, maybe half of it is digested or maybe three-quarters of it is digested,
or maybe one-quarter; so there is some benefit that you get from it, but it is true it’s
very inefficient. But the real problem is it’s not sustainable.
There’s all kinds of research on people selling dietary supplements with cysteine and N-acetyl
cysteine in it saying that it raises your glutathione. Well, there’s a real problem
with that. Because if you look a day later and two days later you see it does raise glutathione.
But if you look a week and two weeks and two months later, you find out it doesn’t keep
it up. The body’s ->>Q: prescribed ->>Steven Wm. Fowkes: The body’s corrective
mechanism compensates for the intervention.>>Q: I see. Yeah, I’ve seen N-acetyl cysteine
is also prescribed as a decongestant, so I don’t know if taking that over time is good.
But one other question ->>Steven Wm. Fowkes: It’s also an excitotoxin
like aspartate and glutamate and aspartame (Nutrasweet).>>[voice in audience]: Wonderful.>>Steven Wm. Fowkese: It’s an irritant to
the brain and can aggravate calcium toxicity in the brain.>>Q: Okay.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Yes.>>Q: So I’m 51 and I’ve, I have cataracts.
And I have a friend who’s 49 who has cataracts or just like her doctor said, and I’m wondering
if you know – and by the way, I haven’t taken, I haven’t drunk milk for years – I got off
that; I do like hazelnut milk, I think it’s wonderful. But I was wondering if you’re aware
of, you know, is there an increase in cataracts in our society? Is there something you’re
suspicious of causing this or, or if you had any ->>Steven Wm. Fowkes: I think the connection
to milk is, is the real obvious one. But there’s a lot of falling apart going on around us.
I mean, it’s, autism is way up; brain cancer is way up; there’s, there’s a lot of different
conditions that I think are up trending. Obesity; insulin resistance ? [pause] anybody else wanna pipe up from something
out there? So this is not an uncommon thing and when
you look at some of the old research there’s, there’s a cumulative effect that’s observed
with nutritional deficiencies. If you take animals and you run them through
several generations, each generation the nutritional deficiency has persisted, the effects become
more and more intractable. And I think that that’s going on with us.
That we’ve been degenerating our diet for long enough that it wasn’t just, it’s not
just us. It’s our parents and our grandparents who were starting this earlier with
different kinds of things. I was raised on coconut oil. That means my
cancer likelihood is probably triple what it would have been if I hadn’t been.>>Voice in audience: Unintelligible.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Hum?>>Voice in audience: [unintelligible]>>Steven Wm. Fockes: Corn oil. Excuse me.
Thank you. Coconut, corn, it’s just. Okay.>>Q: So I actually had three questions for
you and you took the first one away just now, because your recommendations are all pretty
consistent with Good Calories, Bad Calories. Obviously, you would agree with that and endorse
that?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: And, Ray Peat’s advice,
I think has been consistently good for about 30 years. He’s one of those pioneers. This
is stuff that I’ve been talking about for a long, long, long time. I’m just glad to
put up anybody else as an authority beyond me for this kind of thing, because there is
a problem anytime you go out in public and challenge the big lie.>>Q: So this leads me to my second question
which is: I don’t know if I missed this from the bio on the page or something, but if we
don’t trust anybody, why should we trust you? What, what ->>Steven Wm. Fowkes: You shouldn’t.>>Q: What’s your background or what’s your
qualifications for all this.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: You shouldn’t trust me.
You should always have some doubt for everything that you’re told. I’m an organic chemist,
so that’s my background. Biochemistry, neurochemistry, all of this. But everything I’m talking to
you about, I learned outside of an educational institution. So I don’t have a Ph.D. to hold up there.
And as a result, I think about the world in ways that are different from people who have
been through the Ph.D. mill, who were institutionalized, who did, or educated in an institution. And so there’s a certain level of, of enablement
that happens with that and there’s a certain blindness that happens with it too, where
people become tracked. My day job is nanotechnology development. Well, it turns out that my core invention
for, for nanostructural self-assembly system was based on knowledge that I learned in 1972
in my sophomore organic chemistry class. That in, that I drew upon when I was hired as a
consultant in 2002. I went back to 1972; 30 year old information, and invented a polymer
because I was, just looked at it differently than everybody else looked at it. And it took me three days to invent it. It
took me three weeks to even admit that it was an invention because it was so obvious.>>Q: So my third question, you didn’t really
talk about this, but it, the buzz word showed up on the slide, and it’s something that makes
me very nervous. You talked about detoxification and there’s a lot of quack schemes out there
claiming to be detoxification schemes, but it seems like some people actually might know
what they’re talking about also claim to have something to say about detoxification. So could you speak a little bit about that?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: I, I think it’s true.
And I’m not an expert enough to give you the, the pros and cons of all of it. I have the same reaction to herbalists. There
are a lot of really amazing herbalists out there, but there are also a lot of people
who dabble. And herbs are potentially dangerous. Five
percent of the weight of the average plant is devoted to chemicals that are designed
to kill you. That’s how the plant survives. It can’t run away. It uses chemical warfare. So wheat has estrogens that make male animals
infertile, male grain, for the buffalo; and mustard has mutagens in it; and alfalfa sprouts
have canavanine which is an arginine mimic that produces autoimmune disease in humans
and in chimpanzees. So plants are not put there to be our foods
from their own perspective. They don’t want to get eaten anymore than we want to get eaten.
So that, that kind of issue of, of what the, what role toxicity plays is, in my opinion,
not obvious. For example, how many people have heard anything that doesn’t kill you
makes you stronger? Well to some extent, phytotoxins are like
that. That when you expose yourself; you eat a very, very plant rich diet, you get all
of these chemicals coming into your body; your liver’s capacity for detoxifying things
gets higher and higher and higher and higher, and so you may be much better off having that,
that overall defense being higher than you would be if you avoided all toxins; which
we know when that’s been done is invariably very, very bad for the animals that are involved. In other words, if you eat a refined diet,
not only are you gonna live half as long as you normally would, but your resistance to
flu and accidents and traumas is way, way, way down. So there is something about stress and the
adaptive capacity that’s induced by stress, that is helpful. And this is exercise. How
many people have heard that exercise is good? [people in audience raise hands] Yeah. Right. Well, exercise produces free
radicals. Stress is your antioxidant defense system at the same time. But I’m suggesting
that that’s not bad; that the adaptive capacity is good. So here we are living in, in Googleplex and
we have a radiation level that is half of what people have who live in Denver. And yet
do they have twice as much cancer in Denver? No. Do they have twice as much free radical
damage in Denver? No. It’s because both of us live in a realm of
radiation that is within the human adaptive capacity. You can go up to 10,000 feet of
altitude and still be within that window. You put a human in a nuclear reactor and they
die. But there’s a bug, a microbe that can live inside the primary loop of a nuclear
reactor. [pause] And that’s because they have this massive
adaptive capacity for oxidative stress. And so they’re able to handle it, 10, 20 times
background radiation. So there’s a lot of aspects of detoxification;
a lot of aspects of, of health that are fundamentally based on, on stress and living in a polluted
world. And, and plant pollution, or plant toxins are not fundamentally different from
manmade chemicals if you look at them from the perspective of what percentage of them
are carcinogens; or what percentage of them are mutagens. The percentages are identical. But there may be some argument to say that
on some level maybe we’re adapted; well adapted to eating phytotoxins. [pause]>>Q: So my question is regarding allergy testing
and elimination. And you mentioned when testing for a milk allergy to eliminate it for two
weeks, and I’ve seen some sort of detox programs that are basically around eating well for
three weeks eliminating things like bread and milk and so on. So my question is: where
does the two weeks or three weeks or four weeks, where does this number come, come from
and how do you know what’s appropriate?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: The, the, I pick two
weeks because the delayed hypersensitivity, delayed hypersensitivity timeframe is seven
to ten days. Seven to nine days. In order words, if you make IGA, IGG or IGM antibodies
to something, it’s gonna take six to nine days for those to fade away. And so if you try to do something in less
time than that, you’re not gonna, you’re not gonna have a good baseline. And so two weeks
is enough time for those, that response to attenuate and so now you’re in a sense restoring
at least a partially naive body. But you can certainly do it longer. But when
I look at asking somebody to go for, off of milk for two weeks, it’s like asking somebody
to change their religion. This is a lifestyle adaptation which is on the par with an alcoholic
giving up booze; or something like this. And so I try to only ask people for some,
what I would consider, kind of minimal level of performance to make the challenge as feasible
as possible. Bottom line, is if you’re not gonna do it, it doesn’t matter if I tell you
that you can do it. And so to make it worse, you’re just making
it tougher for people to, to comply. But so two weeks is, in my opinion, a very good choice.
It fits into people’s natural time frames. People tend to organize their lives in terms
of weeks. And so if you say one week, that’s obviously not enough. Three weeks is a week
too long. So two weeks is fine. Do you – do you have one more question?>>Q: Coffee.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Coffee.>>Q: Yes.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: You want coffee?>>Q: Yes, I want coffee.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Is there a bad side to
coffee?>>Q: No. What’s the real effect on brain performance?>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Oh. Well, caffeine is
a, an insecticide. If you take coffee and you feed it to insects, they all die. And
coffee beans don’t really need to keep from being eaten by humans, because humans typically
don’t hang out where coffee grows. And so, but coffee beans do have to defend
themselves against other animals and insect predators and stuff like that. So, how many people have vegetable gardens? [some people in audience raise hands] Okay. How many people use their coffee grounds
in their vegetable gardens? [some people in audience raise hands] Okay. Half of them. Yeah. It’s a very good insecticide. You put
coffee into growth media for fruit flies and they’ll never develop. They’ll all die. So, but in humans, humans — caffeine is not
so poisonous in humans, it’s merely an irritant. Irritant to our central nervous system and
so we get edgy from it; we get a lift; and, which we use constructively. But it lasts
for about two hours which corresponds to the timing of coffee breaks in the institutional
workplace. And the downside is, is that it’s gonna interfere with your sleep and it’s gonna
interfere with your DNA replication, your DNA repair mechanisms. And so it’s probably better if humans don’t
get exposed to caffeine, but on the whole it’s a relatively minor irritant in the big
picture.>>Voice in audience: [unintelligible]>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Ah. Okay. Step right
up. The question is what kinds of tests would I recommend to find out whether people have
deficiencies? And there’s two ways to go that I suggest. One is the medical route. Go to your doctor
and ask for certain tests. Those would include a red blood cell, trace mineral profile; a
couple hundred bucks. And they test maybe 30, 40 different nutrients. You can also get normative blood cell, vitamin
levels. You can have the Spectracell functional medicine test for nutrients. You can do urine kelation challenge to find
out if you have lead poisoning or mercury or cadmium, bismuth toxicity. The other way is to do it, what I call the
self care option. In other words, you take it and you notice: does it work or not? Measure
your brain and then see before and after, does taking the nutrient help? And if it does, does it continue to help after
two weeks or two months. So do an ABAB process on it after you’ve been on it for two months
and stop, and see if you note a decline in your scores. Of course, this requires you to be diligent
about measuring your brain function, and there’s basically several ways to do it. One of which is just to pay attention. Well
the average person can’t tell a 30 percent drop in their mental performance from none
at all. In order words, we’re pretty insensitive. So that would suggest to me that you need
to cultivate computer games; something that’s gonna measure eye hand coordination, dexterity,
simple decision making, complex decision making. Tetris – two dimensional, three dimensional
rotations of blocks and how fast you can do it. A game where you have a cascade failure design
where the game gets faster and faster and faster over time and when you make a mistake
it then jumps up faster as well. So both the timeframe and the number of mistakes both
lead you towards a failure. With this kind of data, you can make decisions
extremely rapidly. In terms of B-1, B-12, you can know in one week whether or not that’s
a significant – on a scientific basis – you know in one day just experientially. But if you want to do an ABAB process it’ll
take you a week to do it and then you’ll know for sure. And that’s a lot cheaper fundamentally if
you’re already a nerd enough to do the study, the measurements of yourself and to build
that infrastructure so that you have a really nice data stream and you can tell when it
trends up or when it trends down. And the nice thing about doing that, which
is why I do it and why I suggest other people do it, is that when you go into a hospital
and you get elective surgery and you find that the anesthesia hasn’t fully worn off,
you will see the down trend event from that anesthesia, and you’ll know that there’s something
that isn’t been resolved. And you go back to the doctor and say: “I
need T3 monotherapy for a week” or something else to restore your metabolism that the doctor
believes, is, there is no residual effect from. [pause] Oops. I’m late. Over time. Okay.>>Commentator: Okay. Thank you very much.>>Steven Wm. Fowkes: Thank you.>>Commentator: That was it. [applause] [techno music]

31 Comments

  • Reply 伍Joe April 3, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Im going to quote this comment from Chris Vasques from down below.

    "I have heard almost all of these same sentiments from one of the most knowledgable and dedicated health educators I've ever met. This is insightful and BRAVE information. The idea that government and corporations are going to teach us what is best for us while going against the face of capitalism and profit – is simply ignorant. No conspiracy, no theory, just do your research and you will come to these same conclusions. This is just put together all in the same place for you."

  • Reply Amanda N.K May 18, 2016 at 4:35 am

    What about choline? Can it benefit mental performance?

  • Reply Dave S June 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    at 12:30 theres a list of deficiencies, such as "violence tendencies in vitB3 deficiencies, memory problems in vitB12 deficiencies" etc … but at the bottom of the list – "autism onset in vaccinated children" wtf?

  • Reply Jay Wilson July 3, 2016 at 6:17 am

    If your black don't drink milk!

  • Reply Matt Sylvester July 30, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Is there a blood test for the latent milk allergy?

  • Reply Anogoya Dagaati August 25, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you, this was awesome! The academy is gonna fall! Only a matter of time now.

  • Reply profd65 August 27, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    But who is this guy? What is his academic background? I've googled his name, and can't find anything. I'm not doubting (some of) what he's saying, but it would be nice to know what his qualifications are.

  • Reply meri September 23, 2016 at 6:38 am

    he says in the video that in the wild when gathering fruits for vitamin c we could die from falling off the tree…so it's safer at the store buying vitamin c…costing less in total. but the vitamin c at the store doesn't have all the freshness and all the elements in a fruit like fruit acids, sugar, vitamins plus it's always packed in plastic container off gassing onto the product. why is the total cost of vitamin c in realistic setting of market purchase better than a fruit. how come researchers are always trying to sell stuff such as vitamins…yeah vitamin c is very good at the store, but from my experience ppl tamper w the vitamin by putting the entire bottle in the microwave ruining the entire vitamin or spray something onto it like perfume or hairspray which usually I toss away or don't take when it smells like something else either plastic or off fume or perfume or hairspray…happening times whenever there's a product around. how to solve it with the product tampering free itself instead of moving or so on.    how do engineers and all the awesome ppl in many industries help with that to avoid damage of products and health so that everyone can benefit from whatever product in container.

  • Reply Mark Gailmor November 15, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Cow's milk is for baby cows, not humans. So, if your body tells you no, it's not an allergy, it's your body rejecting a substance that is not meant nor was it ever intended, to be consumed by you.

  • Reply Jared Chan December 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    fuck its 5am… and I just skipped to the part where he said sleep regularly.

  • Reply doobdoob2 January 10, 2017 at 5:40 am

    This guy looks a bit like Jeff Daniels to me

  • Reply Manlio Lo Giudice January 25, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    min 44.38. Not sure Liver is able to use ketones. As far as I know the liver is only producing ketones that are available to all cells and organs except liver. who can confirm?

  • Reply tonycollyweston January 28, 2017 at 11:15 am

    some interesting points but the man does not look like a good example for a healthy diet, what about omega 3- not a squeak

  • Reply Abdullah Aghazadah March 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    here is a brief summary

    – as a general rule, the things that promote good "body" health also promote good "mental" health
    – exercise (especially aerobic and especially in the morning)
    – sleep (in dark, quite (or predictable soothing noised) environment, sleep/wake up at same times consistently)
    – do not be deficient in any micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals), particularly B vitamin class, and zinc.
    – take care of any inflammation you may have (avoid bread and milk, as it can cause inflammation)
    – eat as paleo as possible (some meat and lots and lots of low carb veggies)
    – eat less (so your body is in fat burning mode (keytosis)) (if you eat enough carbs, you won't enter keytosis, must eat such little carbs that you body has to burn your fat for fuel)

    Hope someone finds this useful.
    Thanks for sharing this talk 🙂

  • Reply FichDichInDemArsch March 8, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    What a retarded and rude audience.

  • Reply FichDichInDemArsch March 10, 2017 at 5:08 am

    13:02 no wonder ear-plugs help tremendously in a noisy area.

  • Reply FichDichInDemArsch March 10, 2017 at 5:11 am

    16:17 brilliant advice.

  • Reply Tekin Sal June 22, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Eat animals you can hunt? lol, no way in today's highly urbanized lifestyle.
    I'm convinced we're not meant to live long and healthy life, but live short and high activity life having kids soon and passing the torch to them. Otherwise you only become miserable on so many levels, unless you're filthy rich and can afford luxuries out of the norm.

  • Reply Carroll Hoagland June 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Thanks guys … the Q&A was good (8 year old lecture) – he basically defends from the LCHF point of view, or a low carb Paleo … which I think is what many are doing now since "High Carb" is a recent invention by man. Since WWII probably, as Weston Price in 128 country study never found any carb eating societies, not to mention NO Cavities outside western style diets …
    Creation of Man-Made disease over the last 80 years is point, and what to do about it … and removing environmental toxins … etc.
    70 Going On 100 … the Centenarian Diet … maybe 70 Going On 128 … the Hayflick Limit … or if a fan of Ray Kurzweil … then this is all a Moot Point.

  • Reply Anonymous July 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Sleep? Promethazine DM, This shill is promoting psychiatric drugs which, … can do a lot of bad things?

  • Reply _Sensei_ August 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Lol people are addicted to milk….

  • Reply Antonetta Kowalewski November 22, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    You can get best workout for 10 dollars, just look on Unflexal workouts.

  • Reply Robert W January 23, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Eggs are as much dairy as orange juice is,

  • Reply Ron ball March 8, 2018 at 4:43 am

    This guy is fantastic. Gives a very elementary/easily understood response, but actually has strong reasons that go beyond intuitive when probed. It's the model of understanding.

  • Reply Love Life March 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Min 51.11
    Mr. Fowkes,
    When you invented the nano structure self-assembly system, did you consider how these nanoparticles would impact the earth and mankind? We now have these nanoparticles living inside of us and they are self-replicating and causing damage to our DNA. Our bodies were not created to digest these. How do we get these nanoparticles out of our bodies?

  • Reply Jon R. Olsen June 9, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    This video is 10 yrs. old.

  • Reply Bindu Madhavan July 15, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Amazing ….

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  • Reply Katie • October 27, 2018 at 3:11 am

    The guy asking about the milk and wheat was taking it personally lol

  • Reply Dwika Febrianto December 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I think this lecture is a must for everybody interested in Nootropics and Brain Health/Performance in general. There's so much gold in this presentation. Most of them are simple but not easy of course. For example, "if you are just prediabetic, get into ketosis". Sounds very simple, right? But man our body needs to learn that ketosis. Learn to get into and out of ketosis is kinda time and energy consuming but really really worth it

  • Reply Dwika Febrianto December 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Gary Taubes' Good Calories Bad Calories is often recommended by many experts including Dave Asprey. I think I gotta read that book and another books by the same author

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