Listen: Mayo Clinic, Fibromyalgia and Dr. Andries discussed on The goop Podcast
"Do to protect her health. You're right. A women. Most of our standard lab tests that adoctor gets in his taught to get. Don't even give us a clue that anything could be possibly wrong. And long ago, you know, I was taught that you know if a woman comes in with these weird complaints, you know, she's basically crazy or seeking attention tackle hysterical female one. Are they mazing things I've learned insurgents don't listen. It's one of the nice things about surgeons. I taught myself to listen and I taught myself to believe the female opposite me and start looking for why she was saying these things that things weren't right and affect. We now have sophisticated stuff that proves that women were right. Give you a great example that just happened this week. I got an email from a woman in her forties who. You name it. She has it Hilo download syndrome. She basically became bedridden and had fibromyalgia, and you name the complaint. She had it and she went all over the world, mayo clinic, etc. And everybody says, you know is you're just crazy because all your labs look great, and there's no reason you should be in bed and you know here have some pain pills, and you know have some antidepressants. And so I get this letter and she says, I just, you know, want you to know that I, you know, I've tried every diet in the world Fahd map, diet elimination diets, and then somebody told me about your book and I go. Yeah, great. Another diet. Well, you know, what do I have to lose? And she said with within a couple of days I was walking. I haven't walked in years and I got out of bed. You know, she just said, you know, you. He saved my life and why? Why didn't anybody listen to me all these years and we're not trained to listen. We don't actually realize you have a gut feeling and it is actually coming from your got, and we have to find out why you have that gut feeling and we can and you got a unfortunately in this current medical climate, you have to be your own champion, and there are people who will listen to you. Lot of functional medicine, people will listen. So my final question vitamin D, you think everyone should run their vitamin D high run your vitamin D high. There's two labs who absolutely agree that a hundred twenty is absolutely normal on a on a blood test. Eireann my vitamin D greater than Andre and twenty for the last ten years to prove to people. I'm not dead and I'm not as you can see you gotta get a lot of fish oil in you and. Most people don't realize that our brains are about seventy percent, fat and half of the fat, and our brain is a component of fish oil called D H A and beautiful studies. Now that show that people who have the highest levels of DHA in their brain as they age have the biggest brains and the biggest areas of memory can people who have the lowest levels have the most shrunken brains on the smallest areas of memory. I can absolutely. If you're a vegan or vegetarian you, you've got to get algae-based DHA a new, the vegans that I see when I I see them and I take care of lot of Egan's have incredibly low levels of DHA and a mega threes in their body. The other thing I think is incredibly important for people is to get polyphenyls into you and polyphenyls are dark compounds Liker in blueberries. Like in Sherry's, like or in dark chocolate, like are in coffee, and you can get these in powdered form or capsule form. And the more we're learning about polyphenols and the more we know that polyphenols actually are what's going to keep our brain alive. As we age, they're going to improve. Almost every functioning might Akande in our body. Just an interesting small fact people who drink. Five or more cups of coffee a day have almost no evidence of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. Wow. And that's because the polyphenyls in coffee or so important, and you can't put milk and coffee because it binds the polyphenyls. Oh, Dan, you you can put coconut milk instead. Okay. How's that? That's a good concession said the plant paradox cookbook, which is a follow up to Dr. Andries bestselling plan. Paradox is out and bust out those pressure cookers. Yeah, pressure cooker will defend you against those nasty electons. Thank you nineteen seventies."