Supplements Make Expensive Urine

So I got an email a couple of days ago
from my friend Gene (Lovell). You may remember Gene. He’s the fellow that lost 50 pounds
and nobody really knew that he needed to lose that much. He’s down to about a BMI
of 20 and somebody made a comment that Gene was an OG. I am old and not with it
so I had to look that up. Anyhow Gene sent me, sent me a book awhile back. He
gave me a book. It was about proteonomics and the guy in the book said, supplements
make expensive urine. Gene also sent this email to me. It said, vitamin and mineral
supplements don’t lower risk of early death.
It’s another study. You know Gene has an interest in – he’s a very smart guy. You’d
know that if you watched his video. He’s got an interest in this area and he’s
made huge impacts on his own health but you know what,
I – I’ve heard that so many times and in fact in the past, I used to believe that
supplements do make expensive urine. However, not anymore.
Now, again, there’s so many problems with our world today. A major chunk of them
have to do with our world in terms of our leadership and the folks in – in
medical science and their understanding and what our “experts and
influencers” on the web tell us; but here’s the bottom line. You can’t
supplement your way out of a bad lifestyle. We all, well you should know
that. For example, drink it, drink a cup of this,
whatever every day will totally clean out your arteries. That’s not going to
happen. You can’t medicate your way out of a bad
lifestyle either. I don’t care whether it’s metformin or
insulin, neither one of them has an in – an impact
like a 30-pound weight loss. Now, on the other side though,
you’ve got the guys in standard medicine and I used to to feel this way as well
that supplements don’t help. I also felt that I was always called doctor 3
days, I felt the medications for the most part didn’t help either. Not all
medications but, I’ll also say as we get into medications and even statins.
Unfortunately, I think the vast majority of statin prescriptions probably do more
harm than good because they’re high-dose statins. They – they’re used for LDL.
They’re not used for plaque and cardiovascular inflammation and it’s the
wrong statins but that’s all different issues for different videos and go look
at those. This is a different one. This was – this is a video on a recent study that
came out about dietary supplements making expensive urine. This is – there’s a
paperback book on it by Monica Lewis using the same term, dietary supplements
creating expensive urine or are they a key to modern medicine. Now, here’s the study.
USA Today vitamins and mineral supplements don’t improve heart health.
That was one of them. Actually there was another one, nutrients from fruit nut
supplements linked to lower risks of death and cancer. Now they actually had a
wrinkle on a different issue here and they’re basically, what they’re talking
about is getting your supplements, your vitamins from food. Now to a large extent
I agree with that. For example, K2. I know there’s a huge debate around K2 and if
I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it hundreds of times on the – on the comments section
of the – of the YouTube channel. Everybody thinks that K2 is going to pull,
magically pull calcium out of your arteries and put it in your bones and
therefore save you and pull out the plaque while it’s at it.
Those mechanisms are not that well understood. I do think that vitamin K2
does have a place and I do think that it should be, you should get it in, in diet
but not with supplementation. But again let’s go back to, to this study. It was
done at Tufts. They looked at like 30,000 people over a 10-year period
and here’s one of the things they did. All cause death rates. Now, I did a video
on all cause death rates and it’s not out yet but keep your eyes out and look
for that. If you look for a change in all cause death rates, you’re not going to
see it on any supplement., any of them. In fact, you won’t see it on most
medications that have been proven to have a significant impact on their
disease. That’s the key word, their disease; and again I say this is an epi
issue. This is what I mean. Heart attack is the number one cause of
death in this world but it’s still what, 1/3 of deaths? So in order for a
medication related to heart attack, the number one cause to show an impact on
all cause mortality, it’s got to show 3 times the effect, just to show what
an impact that it would show on heart attack. So, again, all cause mortality is
a major waste basket of different types of issues expecting any health
improvement to have an impact, to show a significant study, state a statistically
significant study impact on all cause mortality. That’s – that’s not going to
happen. So, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work. So now let’s go back again,
go back to supplements. While supplement use contributes to an increased level of
total nutrient intake, their beneficial associate, associations with nutrients
from food, they just aren’t seen with supplements,
said Fang Fang Zhang the author of the – the Tuft study. Now we’ve covered this.
They’re at – he’s a Freedman school of nutrition and policy at Tufts University.
I won’t go back into that. I started to go into one of the areas where the study
was as usual or as with many science journals they had a paywall. Pardon me, I –
because of the issues that I’ve already covered and because of the science, I’ve
got several dozen videos on the true science behind different supplements. I
didn’t go into this one and I already told you one of the reasons why I’m not
interested. They look at all cause mortality. That’s just not going to,
there’s no supplements that’s going to show that. Now here’s another thing about
supplements I get asked a lot of questions. I get asked the same question
a lot. Will you tell us which supplements you take, which ones you recommend? I’ll
go through a quick list, vitamin D3 to get to a goal level of between 60 and 80.
We’ll do a D3 video again later today. I’m not sure when it will be posted but
this was one of those where people, D3 has become a fad and people are now
giving way too much of it and D3 can make your kidneys and other things. It
can kill you if you do too much. This patient that’s – we’re going to talk,
a talk with today. Got up to a level of 175, not good. Niacin, I use niacin. I have
half a dozen videos on niacin in and of itself. Another, another massive confusion
in the science and again I had, I spent some time helping us wade through that
confusion in the science. COQ10, I take that. Magnesium, magnesium and magnesium, I
take several different types of magnesium. We are almost all of us
chronically at least partially deficient in magnesium.
Psyllium husk or fiber, I take that. Again, several couple of videos on that. The
science whether it’s real or not. I think it’s- I think it’s real but again, it’s
not as simple as you might think. Vitamin C, I take that. Garlic, I do take that. I
like garlic. Dark chocolate with no sugar in it.
N-acetyl cysteine, PQQ, NMN. Those last two are obviously a nod to David
Sinclair. I got a couple of comments that I was critical of David Sinclair. You
know what, I’m a big fan. I’m never, I tend to stay balanced and everything. I would
have some criticisms for Dr. Sinclair but I’d also I’m a major fan and I vote
with my feet. I take PQQ in him in and I recommend metformin similar to the way
he’s taking it, not just for a medication but almost as a supplement. He’s not
insulin resistant or diabetic but he’s taking metformin, I do too. You know I’m
insulin resistant so, but I would take it even if I want and I probably provide
it to several patients that want to take it almost as a supplement more on a
preventive basis. I misspelled this one, sorry about that, MethylGuard, thorn
MethylGuard. I have MTHFR a variation, as do over half
of us. I tried MethylGuard for a few times and I still take it occasionally. I
didn’t see a huge difference in my own energy levels. I did in terms of managing
my weight but not so much in terms of MethylGuard. John, who used to work with
us a lot on this channel, John Lorscheider tried some of the methylated B
vitamins and he got really hyper. Started losing sleep over it so at least one
well-researched guy warning you against use of methyl guard. Speaking of John
warning against use of things, he would also warned against use of K2. I don’t
take K2 by supplement. I take it and again I know that’s gonna create a lot
of hate comments, but I do, I do make sure to get K2 in my
diet. The K2 fans think that again,
magically K2 is going to take all the calcium out of your arteries and put it
in your bones. I’m a little bit skeptical of the science behind that. I don’t think
that it’s totally bad but I don’t think it’s so conclusive either. John’s
position and he actually found a couple of articles which showed that you might
actually weaken that – that plaque if you take the calcium out of it. So, again, he
would warn you away from it. It’s a complicated world out there. If you’ve
made it this far, I certainly appreciate your interest and again give us a call,
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