Dr. Joe Mercola Alternative Medicine Breakthroughs
Dr. Oz Dr. Mercola Alternative Health Controversy; Meet the man your doctor doesn’t want you to listen to – Dr. Joe Mercola today on Dr. Oz. Hear about his alternative health practices and find out why he’s such a controversial figure. Dr. Mercola one of the most influential names in alternative health, Dr. Oz says he is one of his most controversial guests he has ever had on his show. This segment covers the Dr. Oz Dr Mercola Coconut Oil, Ubiquinol And L-Arginine, and the controversy of Dr. Mercola’s practice’s and why other doctor’s are so angry with him.
Dr. oz said that plenty of his fellow doctors are going to be angry with him for asking Dr. Mercola to come back on the Dr. Oz Show. He makes no apologies, Dr. Joe Mercola the man your doctor doesn’t want you to listen to. He is a best selling author, creator of the fourth largest medical website in the world.
Dr. Mercola focus’s on a back to basics path focusing on intense healthy eating and disciplined exercise. Mercola is so committed to his own health and well being that he actually tests his blood once a week, and he would like to extend that dedication to all Americans. Plus Dr. Mercola’s #1 Supplement Astaxanthin
Dr Mercola The Man Your Doctor Doesn’t Want You Talking To
Dr. Mercola; “I am the physician that your physician doesn’t want you to find out about.”
Dr. Oz; “Dr. Mercola why is the medical community so up in arms about what you have to say?”
Dr. Mercola; “I think it is primarily because his way is to help people to understand that they can take control of their health and take responsibility by a natural lifestyle approach. Eating the right types of foods, exercising properly and the right type of pure clean water. Not focusing on a magic pill that only treats the acute symptoms.”
Dr. Oz; “Dr. Mercola what makes everyone so angry with you?”
Dr. Mercola; ” I think that first started in the late 90’s when I really started documenting my objections to many of the problems with the traditional. A specific example I can think of is Vioxx an anti-inflammatory drug which I was a vocal critic of. ”
Dr. Oz; “Do you like being controversial?”
Dr. Mercola; “When I think of controversy, it’s not something I seek to attract, but I am reminded of the German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who 200 years ago talked about truth and he said ‘All Truth Can Be Divided Into 3 Stages- Ridiculed, violently apposed and then widely accepted as self evident.”
Dr. Oz; “Part of the reason that this show is so important and the reason he wanted to do it so much is there is a civil war right now in American Medicine, and that civil war is only going to be addressed to your benefit if we can get the two sides talking to each other.”
Dr. Oz; “Dr Mercola in fairness you have been taking a task from profiting numerous supplements you have on your website and that you talk about in your newsletter and blogs, and I must say i’ve never sold products because I’m always worried that people are thinking that I’m only saying these things to push or sell my product. There are people who can justifiably argue, good people who say that you are like a pharmacutical company you make statements that supports the sales of the product just like pharmacuticals support their products being sold.
Dr Mercola; “I think there are some important distinctions first of all, the fact is we only sell Natural Products and for the first 3 years we didnt sell any products. I was a physicain trying to pay bills of up to 500,000 to pay for all the expenses that came with the site. Then I came to realize that I couldnt afford to spend anymore money without going bankrupt, so I was faced with 3 choices:
1. 1could stop the newsletter
2. I could use some advertising
3. I could sell my own products
Because I felt uncomfortable with advertising meaning I would have no control over what would they recommend and my conflict with my recommendation, so I choose to sell supplements or products that align with our mission to educate people with Natural Health Resorces. That is one distiction but the most important distinction is ‘No One’ has ever Died from taking our supplements.
This is in stark contast with to the drug model in which every year is responsible for over 100,000 deaths for properly prescribed perscription drugs, that’s in the United States alone. There was a recent study done last June that reviewed 30 years of records from hospitals that reviewed 62 million deaths, and out of those deaths they found 250,000 deaths in accidential use of medication. Then you have 30,000 deaths due to improperly done surgeries, or inappropriate surgeries. So you’re having a quarter million deaths a year in the U.S. alone from this model. So our model doesn’t kill people thats a really important distinction, and we only really recommend (we don’t recommend magic bullets) they are natural food based supplements that are used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle its really the lifestyle changes that produce the magic.”
Dr. Oz; ” What is the most common request you get from people?”
Dr. Mercola; “They want help, they want assistance they really want relief from from pain and suffering they are going through. In many cases the traditonal model has failed them, it has not provided that relief or it only provided short term relief and even worse it has caused some complications. Other side effects, they have to take other medications, go into the hospital and suffer an accidental death.”
Dr Oz; “So how do you find the answers? Your always talking about Vitamin D, high fructose corn syrup, you’ve done work advocating for changes that seems to be ahead of the times. Sometimes I don’t think your on target frankly Joe, but I like the fact that your ahead of us in a lot of these cases. Where do you get this information?”
Dr Mercola; ” well we research we go through thousands of articles a day and largely as a result of our prominence there are brilliant researchers and scientists who have frequently spent their whole professional career investigating these topics, and they come to us provide the information and they are willing to share and really help decrease the time that something is known scientifically to be useful that time before its applied in widespread places.
Dr Oz: “Dr. Mercola has been called an ‘Alternative Medicine Guru’ on the web and he always seems to have the lastest alternative medicine break throughs and has brought some of them with him today. If true and proven over time to be beneficial can profoundly impact our health.”
Dr. Oz Dr. Mercola Alternative Medicine Breakthroughs
Dr. Mercola Coconut Oil
1. Coconut Oil
Dr Oz asks Mercola “what have you found in coconut oil that is so profound in our health?”
Dr Mercola; “Coconut oil is interesting because one of the new advances is we learned that it may be useful in treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and we have an epicdemic of alzheimer’s, not only treatment but most likely the prevention and this is because we have learned that the brain has an alternate fuel source, it actually uses something called Keytone bodies which is the derivative of fat break down, unlike glucose it can use this an alternate fuel supply to feed the brain as it’s being starved and the neurons are dying.”
Dr Oz; “Once we treat the alzheimer’s with cocnut oil, and I do have to agree its not as dangerous as to some other things you would give somebody, so how do you give it ? how much?”
Dr. Mercola; ” With alzheimer’s the materials are on the side and there have been relatively few studies, but even if you really large doses like 3 tablespoons which you would not use normally, for a typical adult of coconut oil for alzheimer’s is 1 -3 teaspoons. Coconut Oil interestingly is solid in most room tempertures below 75 degrees is a solid but when it gets hot in the summer it actually forms as a liquid.”
Dr. Mercola Dr. Oz Ubiquinol Supplements
Dr Oz; “That is the first is Coconut Oil, the second medical break through in alternative medicine is your Ubiquinol. I’ve not thought about this being used as an alternate supplement until now, why is this so valuable?”
Dr. Mercola; “CoQ10 has been one of the most popular supplements in the world, Co Enzyme Q-10 is the oxidized version, so that’s not the one that works on your body. Your body has to reduce it and has to add an electron so it can actually work and and perform its function. If your under the age of 30 it does this very well, but as you get older you progressivly loose the ability to make that conversion, so if your going to CoQ-10 and your over 40 you really want to use Ubiquinol, its a little more expensive but really effective.
Anyone who is on a statin drug should be taking this because statin drugs nonspecifically reduce many enzymes, it produces including Co Q-10 they reduce cholestrol and very importanly enzymes. Many countries in Europe it’s mandatory to prescribe that when they get a statin drug. If someone is suffering from fatigue that could be another useful tool.
Dr. Mercola Dr. Oz L-Arginine
Dr. Oz; “The number 3 tool for alternative medicine break through is L- Arginine. Why is L- Arginine it is found in naturally found in alot of foods why give it as a supplement?”
Dr. Mercola; “L-Arginine is an amino acid, a very specific amino acid that is part of protein that is one of the building blocks. What we know is the scientist or phyician who discovered this got a Nobel prize for this, but it’s actually one of the pre cursers for for nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a very potent dilator that opens the blood vessels, for someone who has problems with insufficient blood circulation, or high blood pressure or ereticile disfunction, all areas where you need increased blood flow to make things funtion properly.
Dr Oz And Dr Joe Mercola show us a little demonstration, if you were to think of these two tubes as your blood vessels but if you have a normal healthy blood vessel you can bend it around however sometimes those blood vessels do not stay in those conditions because you live a lifestyle that is not ideal, so if you live an unhealthy life style what is happening is you find the vessels will become very stiff and now it does not bend at all and if it were to rupture it not oly makes noise it will literally block off the blood supply and so you no longer have that flexability that you desire.
Dr. Oz; “Think about L-Arginine but there are some natural approaches that I know Dr Joe Mercola would agree with me on this.
Dr. Mercola; “As I mentioned it’s an amino acid, its found in foods that are high in protein so here are some examples of food that contain it, Salmon, lemon chicken, oatmeal, chickpeas, walnuts and then milk.
My concern with the milk is it’s pasteurized, I’m an opponent of that, if your going to use milk I think it should be raw from healthy grass fed only cows.
Dr. Oz said these shows are critically important to me because we need to open up a conversation, it’s a big challenge for main stream doctors like me to find a way to creating a dialog with people on the other side of the aisle and health leaders in the alternative health like Dr. Mercola are part of the reason were gonna have that dialog. I think we can help people because the truth that will help all us.