Nov 22, 2019
On today’s show, we have the
absolute pleasure to sit down with nutritional therapist Marek
Doyle. Marek has a mind-blowing understanding of nutrition and
biochemistry. He takes an objective view of the physiological
processes that occur in our bodies and uses this approach to know
how to intervene and correct them through nutrition so that the
body can thrive. Marek recently gave a paper at the Health
Optimization Summit in London called The Adrenal Immune Cycle,
which is basically what he speaks about today. Adrenal fatigue is
not a sickness but rather the name given to a huge array of
symptoms which all have some connection to the adrenal
Marek lays out the chain reactions
that occur inside us which are responsible for causing adrenal
fatigue, speaking about the fundamental connections between
endotoxins, inflammation, neurotransmitters, energy, and stress.
Along the way, he points out different supplements that can be
taken which will greatly increase the body’s capacity to cope with
these imbalances and stop domino effect cycles. The cycles Marek
lays out are beautiful in their codependency, and he makes
fascinating points about how the same symptom could be caused by
many different processes, and how one cycle can affect another.
This is an unmissable conversation so grab a pen and tune
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- Marek diagnoses interlinking
bodily systems and their role in causing illness.
- The tendency for people to ignore
compounded symptoms until it’s too late. [6:50]
- Types of tests Marek runs on his
patients to diagnose them. [8:08]
- A definition of the Organic Acids
Test: a urine test that reads body status. [9:51]
- How Marek focuses on removing
obstacles rather than treating symptoms. [13:22]
- Which of the 73 imbalanced markers
Marek starts with after testing. [14:40]
- Marek checks inhibitors to energy
and neurotransmitter firing initially after testing.
- How magnesium rectifies healthy
neural firing and reduces stress. [15:36]
- What the two primary
neurotransmitters are, and how they work. [15:56]
- Where glutathione issues typically
come from: mold exposure. [18:44]
- The connection between drying
washing indoors and high mold in households. [19:49]
- Rather than referring to sickness,
adrenal fatigue refers to a lump of symptoms. [22:00]
- The typical symptoms of adrenal
fatigue such as weakness and poor sleep. [22:30]
- Why the adrenals have been linked
to the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. [24:13]
- The plight of adrenal fatigue
sufferers who can’t find a cure: ‘desperation medicine’.
- Why to study the physiology behind
adrenal fatigue: recognizing ‘endotoxemia’. [25:16]
- How bacterial fragments move from
the gut into the circulation causing inflammation.
- The cause of the release of
mycotoxins from the gut to the blood: leaky gut.
- Symptoms associated with adrenal
fatigue are caused by inflammation. [28:16]
- Causes of paracellular
permeability and trans-cellular permeability. [30:03]
- The role of the hypothalamus in
causing endotoxemia. [31:20]
- Vitamins that regulate immune
response to inflammation: vitamin A, D, and butyrate.
- Why prescribing Vitamin A, D,
butyrate, and folate is not a cure-all. [34:12]
- The other ways that stress can
cause inflammation and vice versa. [36:28]
- Mitochondrial function, the
prefrontal cortex and limbic response in amplifying stress.
- The reciprocal relationship
between stress and energy. [39:40]
- Why hormone supplements shouldn’t
be the route to take. [42:29]
- Reasons why testosterone might be
low: poor production, pituitary hormones, etc. [43:55]
- The central role of assessing
sleep cycles in Marek’s diagnostic process. [46:15]
- Why so many people wake up to
urinate at night. [47:16]
- Cycles which contribute to shallow
- The domino effect of inflammation
raised glutamate, and low magnesium in stopping sleep.
- How the sympathetic nervous system
overdrive takes precedence and ‘housework’ falls by the wayside.
- Whether people should be eating
oxalates or not. [56:17]
- Foundational supplements for
Marek: multivitamins, vitamin C, and magnesium.
- Whether people should take
methylation support and fish oil.