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Life Enthusiast with Martin Pytela and guests is an educational program focusing on health and wellness from the holistic perspective - discovering the root causes and blocking factors of optimal health.

Life Enthusiast Martin Pytela

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Life Enthusiast with Martin Pytela and guests is an educational program focusing on health and wellness from the holistic perspective - discovering the root causes and blocking factors of optimal health.

    Podcast 439: Seven Secrets to a Healthy Microbiome – Part 1

    Podcast 439: Seven Secrets to a Healthy Microbiome – Part 1

    Podcast 439: Seven Secrets to a Healthy Microbiome – Part 1

    Spencer Feldman from Remedy Link joins Martin Pytela  to talk about his new product called: Panaceum. In this two part series, we will discuss the microbiome in great detail.

    Today in Part 1, we discuss what the microbiome is, the seven secrets to achieving a healthy microbiome, and why it’s so important that you do.

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    MARTIN: Hello, this is Martin Pytela for the Life Enthusiast Podcast. And today I have with me Spencer Feldman, my favorite fanatical researcher. When Spencer takes on a topic, he runs deep. Today, we’re going to be talking about his discoveries, the seven secrets in the, well, he probably will say it correctly, probiotics and microbiome, and what’s going on in the gut. I think I mangled it quite well, but here goes Spencer Feldman. Welcome!

    SPENCER: Thanks for having me Martin, nice to see you. So what I’ve done over the last couple of months is to really delve deep into the microbiome and I’ve broken it into two talks. The first, which we’re going to start right now is about an hour long and it’s called “Seven Secrets to a Healthy Microbiome, and why you want one.” The second talk is for people that want an incredibly deep dive. We’re going to go into some of the aspects of the microbiome that are much, much more complicated, but if you like the microbiome, you’ll like listening to it. While the second half is geared towards clinicians and physicians, certainly anyone could gain some information from it. So without further ado, let’s start with the seven secrets to a healthy microbiome and why you want one. So before we get to the seven things, we first have to talk about what the microbiome is.

    MARTIN: Exactly.

    SPENCER: What it does for us, what it is, how we get it, how we lose it, and then the seven secrets to regaining it. Cause we’ve all lost.

    MARTIN: You know, let’s start first with, what does it feel like? Or what does it look like? What is life like in a body when microbiome is broken?

    SPENCER: Okay. So the microbiome is the master regulator for the whole body. It’s regulating neurotransmitters, hormones, antibodies, body fat, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, energy production, sleep cycles. It runs the whole show. If you were to add up all of the endocrine organs together, thyroid, gonads, pituitary, pineal on one side; and all the endocrine producing cells and the gut on the other, the gut has more cells. If you weigh the brain at two and a half pounds-ish, and you weigh the gut microbiome at two to six pounds, the gut microbiome weighs more. If I ask some someone to draw a picture of a tree, they’re just going to draw the top part of the tree. The trunk, the branches and the leaves, but that’s only half the tree.

    SPENCER: I would ask them where’s the other half? And then I would say, well what’s below it? And then if they drew all the roots and all the bacteria on the roots and all the metabolic action happening at the roots, that’s the other half of the tree. And we tend to forget the stuff that’s below the level of the ground, because we can’t see it. Well, this is sort of like that for us, the gut is sort of like the roots of our metabolic tree and if the roots are not healthy, everything goes wrong. I mentioned all the things that the microbiome is modulating; we could get more into how to recognize a bad microbiome, but to answer your question initially,

    • 55 min
    Podcast 438: The Three Treasures of TCM

    Podcast 438: The Three Treasures of TCM

    Podcast 438: The Three Treasures of TCM with RDT Herbs

    Rehmannia Dean Thomas is a Taoist Tonic Herbalist in the 5000 year old Gate of Life lineage from China. Rehmannia focuses on Tonic herbs because they are generally considered safe and beneficial when used over prolonged periods of time.  His herbs are considered anti-aging and preventative, empowering the entire body mind and spirit.

    In today’s episode, Rehmannia Dean Thomas joins Martin Pytela to discuss The Three Treasures of Chinese Traditional Medicine – Jing, Chi and Shen.

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    MARTIN: Hi everyone. This is Martin Pytela from Life Enthusiast. And with me today, I have Rehmannia Dean Thomas, the founder of RDT Herbs, and my favorite traditional Chinese tonic herbs provider. Rehmannia, welcome to the show.

    REHMANNIA: Thank you, Martin. Thanks for having me back. It’s always a pleasure to talk with you.

    MARTIN: Yeah, I thought that would be really interesting for our listeners to understand your perspective of the ancient heritage. How is this concept even put together? I would like to go back to the roots of it. I’m sure you have studied it, good and hard, right?

    REHMANNIA: Yes I have. I’ve always been very interested in Chinese culture. Been there a few times, very fascinating place. And they are one contiguous civilization, you know, we should find that impressive. They’ve gone back through their own dynasties, through their own civilization. The Chinese believe that what they call wild history goes back to about 20 or 30,000 BC. And the herbs that we use, the formulas that I’ve created and that you’re helping me get out there to the world, these herbs are thought to go back to that early era of human activity. Some of the early legends are where they saw what animals did. You know, the people who were living up in the Northern Manchurian region of China, kind of near Siberia and near North Korea up in there is where it started.

    REHMANNIA: And people saw animals like a deer get a bone fracture, and then they would see the deer go chew on a bark of a tree. Now, in those days, if a deer got a bone fracture, it’s pretty much a gonner, right? Well, they watch this deer go to chew, chew on the bark of the tree and this bone heals up right away and they go, Hey! And then somebody in their clan gets a bone fracture or a bone problem. They go get the bark and did it, and then somewhere along the line, someone figured out how to cook that as tea and drink it. Which was a really important development in humanity. And their bone healed up quicker! And someone marked that on a piece of bamboo somewhere, but the Chinese wild history believes that goes back into about 20,000 BC. So the herbs that we are working with here have been, you know, empirically observed and used by umpteen billions of people over, you know, many, many eons. And and that is very important to me, because I do not like to work with a system of herbology or any healing modality that hasn’t been thoroughly, thoroughly documented with actual Materia Medicas and actual, long, empirical observation. We’ve got all that going for us here. And it’s a really valuable thing for us in the West today to learn about this.

    MARTIN: Yeah. I’m thinking, as you’re saying these words, I’m thinking herbs are essentially concentrators, right. They grow in specific soil in a specific terroir in a specific climate and they concentrate into themselves, the stuff that they find in the soil.

    REHMANNIA: Yeah.

    • 43 min
    Podcast 434: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 7

    Podcast 434: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 7

    Podcast 434: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 7

    Cirsten Weldon invited Martin as a guest for her weekly live stream show to answer the most common health related questions.

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    Podcast 434: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 7

    CIRSTEN: Okay, let’s start! Hello, everyone! We are here, we are ready to start. I really have to say that I am in love with Fulvic acid, it is really doing wonders, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, really, let me get that, one second, I will show you what I love. Martin is here with us again, you can ask him any questions like you always want to.

    MARTIN: Sure. Yeah, we will answer all the questions!

    CIRSTEN: You will answer all the questions, whether you like to or not. Okay, this is my new favorite. Do I have to keep this refrigerated? The Fulvic acid…

    MARTIN: You do not.

    CIRSTEN: Okay. It says it is for heavy metal detox, so if I am using this and the metal detox, is that too much or not?

    MARTIN: Well, you are using Zeolite, which is a binder, and Fulvic is like a pusher. So if the Zeolite was the dustpan, this would be the broom. They work together beautifully, this thing is pushing it out of the hiding, and then the Zeolite grabs it and takes it away. The best thing to do is use both.

    CIRSTEN: Okay, great. So, I know a lot of you are here for the Nano Soma! The repair from toxic insertions.

    MARTIN: I just started reading messages in the chat, Mr. CB says: “I love Martin.”

    CIRSTEN: You’ve all missed Martin! He didn’t wanna come on, because he was too busy.

    MARTIN: People, please, understand this: I would love for you to come to the website, read the pages, and maybe watch the podcasts. I have recorded over 400 different lectures. CB, I can’t tell if it is a male or female, but the question was: “What detox is good for pineal?” We do have a product, it is actually called Pineal, and it does detox it.

    CIRSTEN: You gave me the Pineal too, I am afraid to take Fulvic acid and the Pineal at the same time, I think it might be too much…

    MARTIN: Oh, let me explain how it works. When it comes to you, it comes in two bottles. The Life Crystals and The Activator, and the secret is the Activator is actually Fulvic acid.

    CIRSTEN: Oh, I am supposed to mix it together?

    MARTIN: Yeah, didn’t you?

    CIRSTEN: No, I just took the Fulvic.

    MARTIN: There are instructions on the label.

    CIRSTEN: Yeah, I didn’t see that.

    MARTIN: See, the Pineal comes in two bottles.

    CIRSTEN: Yeah, I have the Pineal, and I have the Fulvic.

    MARTIN: Girl, one of these days will settle you down to start reading instructions!

    CIRSTEN: It says: add one to five droppers full to six ounces of water before meals.

    MARTIN: No, no, you are reading the instructions from the Pineal, which is correct.

    CIRSTEN: I am reading the Fulvic…

    MARTIN: Okay. Do I need to go bring a sample of what that looks like when you get the Pineal?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Podcast 433: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 6

    Podcast 433: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 6

    Podcast 433: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 6

    Cirsten Weldon invited Martin as a guest for her weekly live stream show to answer the most common health related questions.

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    Podcast 433: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 6

    CIRSTEN: Hello, everyone! Welcome! Martin sent me two bottles of Nano Soma, but I don’t know how to use them. This is the stuff that will help with your immunity. How do you do this? You have this big tube…

    MARTIN: Oh, no, no, screw it back on, and then pull it apart, pull the lid off. There’s a lid on top of a sprayer.

    CIRSTEN: Oh, okay. How much do you spray?

    MARTIN: Five sprays. Well, start with less. Don’t overdo it.The product itself works great. This thing that she is talking about, is called Nano Soma, it comes in a box like this, and she showed the sprayer. It is a policosanol-based product, it is coming to us from an inventor in India, they actually make it in Switzerland, and bottle it in the United States. 

    CIRSTEN: I just wanna heal up before I do my show in Pennsylvania. So let’s talk about a few of the products that I am taking.

    MARTIN: We’ll have you fixed up. So, somebody just right at the top of the chatline said: “What about those crystal pearls,” or whatever they said…

    CIRSTEN: Oh, the water, the prills!

    MARTIN: We can talk about that. We always try to get into the basic principles of healing. When you get the major things right, you will have an easier and better life. Oftentimes I tell people: “You are majoring in minor things, get back to basics.” Or another line I like to use is: “It is hard to fix with pills, which you screw up with your fork.” Anyway, about those crystal pearls, one of the things we do is hydration. Hydration is important, and we have this gadget that you can put in water that helps to structure your water so that it is more hydrating. Your skin will look better, your cells will be more hydrated. It is like turning old raisins back into grapes.

    CIRSTEN: The pearls come in two different bags, one is the white pearls and then there’s another bag, right?

    MARTIN: Yeah.

    CIRSTEN: Yeah, they clean your water, you just put it in your water. I can see my water is alive because I see bubbles. This is the most inexpensive way to treat your water. I have a Japanese Kangen water machine, which is $4,000. How much are these pearls, Martin?

    MARTIN: Oh, $37. And they are good for five years.

    CIRSTEN: They are amazing. Here’s a Kangen water system with seven titanium plates, and it is used to produce some bubbles, but your little pearls produce more bubbles to show that it is alive than my whole $4,000 machine! That stuff is fantastic. I missed Martin last week because I was itching to death and I am still, it seems like when you get those bites from those bugs or whatever they are, they might be laying eggs in where the bites are, and you have to kill those off too, it is really crazy. I never had that many since I had chickenpox when I was a child in Singapore. So my gosh, God is really allowing me to go through it, which is fine.

    MARTIN: That is rough, right?

    CIRSTEN: It is unbearable. I had bites here and there, they seem to recess, but you know, I need your stuff, so please send me the stuff for the itching.

    MARTIN: Yeah, we will get rid of that. So somebody’s asking again: “What is the link?

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Podcast 432: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 5

    Podcast 432: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 5

    Podcast 432: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 5

    Cirsten Weldon invited Martin as a guest for her weekly live stream show to answer the most common health related questions.

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    Podcast 432: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 5

    CIRSTEN: Here you go, here is the man of the hour.

    MARTIN: Oh, hello!

    CIRSTEN: Hello, everyone! So, I am in South Carolina, it is rainy and cold, but it is beautiful here. And I am taking your stuff, it is keeping me sane. So that’s what’s going on.

    MARTIN: It is good to be kind of grounded, right?

    CIRSTEN: Yeah, it is great to be grounded, and it is great to be mellow. Everyone is asking me what I take. I take the Strata Flora to balance my digestive system, I take the Aurasil to give me all the greens that I need, I am actually running out, but I am on vacation, so I don’t think you should send it here, I think I will be back in a week, not next week, a week after, and I will get it at home, but I love this stuff. I am like… I wouldn’t say the word addicted, but very attached.

    MARTIN: Yeah, that is like me addicted to oxygen, right?

    CIRSTEN: I am very attached to it. And then we have of course the Zeolite for detox. I swear, my gums are in such good shape, you were correct, the receding gums are not receding anymore, after taking the Zeolite, the mercury is getting out of my body.

    MARTIN: Yeah, great! So, to sum it up: The whole thing about living in the industrial age. All of us are now like fish in an aquarium. We are toxic with heavy metals, and we need to bind them out because if we don’t, they are making everything worse. It is like the baseline. If you have toxic metals, no matter what you do, everything is distorted. So when you bind the metals, things improve. And then the second step is the Strata Flora, where we are fixing the gut because heavy metals disrupt the gut, they mess with the microbes. So now we are correcting that. And then the third step is that Aurasil, I mean, that varies from person to person, Cirsten is getting Aurasil because it is calming, because her natural personality is this wired, high RPM, quick response. We don’t need to speed her up, we should ground her, so that is what we do.

    CIRSTEN: My friend Amanda is taking something else, Amanda is taking the Powrtein, and she loves it.

    MARTIN: That is because Amanda is sort of slow, mellow, maybe too mellow, and so she needs a pickup. We produce various things, each of them tuned for different people.

    CIRSTEN: Yeah, definitely. And basically I told Amanda the other day you were the best gift that she could ever give me.

    MARTIN: Awww…

    CIRSTEN: Because you make me feel so much better. That is nice, right?

    MARTIN: But you know what? I have been hearing from so many people, your people, your invites, your referrals, and they are just saying things of this sort, like: “Oh, you are like an angel to me. You are a godsend!

    • 58 min
    Podcast 431: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 4

    Podcast 431: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 4

    Podcast 431: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 4

    Cirsten Weldon invited Martin as a guest for her weekly live stream show to answer the most common health related questions.

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    Podcast 431: CirstenW Health Talks – Part 4

    CIRSTEN: Hi there, everyone! We are here with Martin! We can get started right now, and we will wait for some people to join in. Okay, here we go. Sorry, we are a little late! It is so hot here today…

    MARTIN: Are you hot? You are hot!

    CIRSTEN: No, I mean I am sweating! It is 90 degrees here.

    MARTIN: Yeah, Florida is hot.

    CIRSTEN: Oh yeah, it is hot and humid, it is unreal! Okay, so here is the link, you can see the link to Martin’s website on the screen now.

    MARTIN: Yeah, this link will take you to the Life Enthusiast website, where we have about 600 different products, but we are not gonna talk about every one of them today. We are going to try and answer questions that people may have.

    CIRSTEN: These are Martin’s 600 products, they are not my products, they are his products that I use. And I’m using the Strata Flora, the Aurasil, and of course Zeolite to get rid of the metals. That is what I’m using. And as you saw last week, I had a little stalker here, but I remained very calm through the whole thing.

    MARTIN: Yeah, that is a thing that should be said, right? When I first met Cirsten, my first observation was: “Oh my gosh, she’s just on the edge of being a little too overstimulated.”

    CIRSTEN: Look at my teeth! It is called over… what do you call it? What is that undermetabolizer, and I’m over… the opposite of that!

    MARTIN: I should probably talk about that. The way it works is that the autonomic nervous system has two sides, fight-or-flight on one side, and rest-and-repair on the other side. The sympathetic is the fight-or-flight, and the parasympathetic is the rest-and-repair. And so when we first met, I was thinking: “Oh, Cirsten, you are just a little too much on this sympathetic side.” And so the products that we were picking were the ones that are helping to keep the person calm. So if you find yourself just a little too stressy or short-tempered, or even rage-y, you know, road rage is an example of it, then there are foods and supplements that we could use to help to bring you closer to the middle. And the opposite, of course, some people are under-stimulated, in extreme they’ll be depressed, and we can bring them back to the middle using the other tools we have.

    CIRSTEN: I’m overstimulated, but I’m getting more mellow, so it is fine. It is just so hot here today, that I had to close all the windows because it was like a furnace, I swear, and it is very humid. Anyways, I take my vitamins, I’m leaving town supposedly on Sunday, I’m gonna have to pack all of Martin’s vitamins and powders with me because I’m… what’s the word… not obsessed…

    MARTIN: You don’t want to call yourself dependent, right?

    CIRSTEN: Dependent, obsessed, dependent, whatever.

    MARTIN: One of the people popped a question saying: “I’m already starting on Zeolite, how should I take it?

    • 1 hr 24 min

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