Brief summary of show:
How do we prevent cancer? Is it even possible? In a day and age where it feels like everyone we know has had a cancer scare or diagnosis, how can we change the way we live our lives to better support our overall health?
Joining me to discuss this is Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. She is a prominent leader in the Integrative & Functional Medicine medical field (taking the best of all sciences, including conventional, homeopathic, eastern medicine, and the new modern medicine).
She is the Medical Director of two unique clinics, “The Cancer Center For Healing” & “Center For New Medicine.”
Dr. Connealy created the Cancer Center For Healing because of the epidemic spreading of Cancer. She has discovered that many factors contribute to the disease process; therefore, many modalities must be used to reverse it and spend the proper time with each patient to allow for the reversal of the disease.
Listen in as we talk about:
[2:30] How Dr. Connealy decided to focus on cancer as her area of practice
[8:12] Why people are getting sicker and sicker
[12:00] Tips to live a healthier life and avoid health issues
[14:30] Why sleep is so important
[19:05] Drinking quality water
[22:51] What a good day of healthy eating looks like
[27:20] The truth about cancer and genetics
[30:55] Why you need to be your own advocate
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[00:00:25] Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Natalie Tisdale podcast. Today, we're talking about cancer with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, who is the medical director of the cancer center for healing and the center for new medicine. The largest. Integrative medical center in north America, they've treated nearly 50,000 patients.
[00:00:44] And here's what I love. They combine functional holistic homeopathic and conventional protocols. She joins me today to talk about many things because as we know. Everything in our bodies is connected. We talk about health issues, including cancer rates, how treatment has changed, the importance of what we put in our bodies.
[00:01:05] And do
es it matter as much as some in the holistic world really think it does. This is a very important topic. We all know someone who has cancer. Many of us have lost, loved ones and friends to cancer. Dr. Connealy tells me what she sees in her clinic. Y in her opinion, so many people are diagnosed with cancer and why new forms of cancers are actually popping up, including brain cancers in children.
[00:01:32] We also talk about food toxins, what type of water we should be drinking inflammation in the body, the importance of sleep and what we can do to get better sleep. So get ready to learn. As we dive deep into this topic today with Dr. Lee, Aaron.
[00:01:50] Natalie: Dr. . Ken, joining me now. And I want to start with how you decided you were going to focus on cancer in your
[00:01:57] Dr. Leigh: practice.
[00:01:59] Dr. Leigh: Well, that's a very long loaded story, but I'll kind of give you the reader's digest version. So. I was, uh, born in the fifties and I was number three of six children in Texas. And my mother started bleeding and, no mother wants to lose their child.
[00:02:16] Right. So they go, she went to the doctor and the doctor said, oh, we have this medication that we can give you. To prevent loss of your child and stop the bleeding. So that drug was called D E S diethylstilbestrol. And so sure enough, my mother took that medicine we'll fast forward. 16 years later, my parents received a letter saying that that medication that was given to pregnant women cause cancer in both male and female offspring, hormone problems, anatomical problems.
[00:02:49] Infertility problems, all kinds of things. And so I started going to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas when I was 16. And you know, back then, I didn't, you didn't go to the doctor because, you know, you just didn't go to the doctor back in those days. In fact, my mother was supernatural and just took care of us at home.
[00:03:09] I mean, made her her own baby food and, you know, fed us liver and sauerkraut, all the things that are popular today and bone marrow. And, So I went to the doctor and you can imagine at a teaching institution, you know, you have a dozen people in the exam room looking at you because these are new findings and new information.
[00:03:30] They're trying to sort out what is going, what is happening in to these children that were given Des. And so anyway, so that was like a real, like, that was like just a real like shock and also like, well, what am I going to do? And, so as I aged and you know, I didn't have regular menstrual cycles, like a normal girl.
[00:03:53] I didn't have them. I only had maybe one cycle a year maybe. Anyway, I, at 16, I knew I was good at biology and I'm like, okay, what can I do with science that I can talk to people? Cause I'm not like I don't want to be in a lab with Bunsen burner. So I, um, said, no, I'm going to go to medical school.
[00:04:12] I babysit for a lady doctor and I'm like, no, I can, I can do this. I can go to medical school. So I went to medical school. Then I went to, um, school of public health and got, did my masters on Dex. And learned everything about GEs, but that was like, you know, 47 years ago. I mean, now there's so much more information.
[00:04:34] They don't use that drug at a fall. You know, they used it for 39 years or 40 years knowing it had carcinogenic cancer potential. Unfortunately like a lot of things today. Unfortunately we find out after the fact it caused all these problems. Lots of I can give you lots of examples. and so when I w I went to medical school and I, I'm very thankful that I went to medical school because I've learned all the sciences and I've learned, you know, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry and pathology and pharmacology and all that kind of good stuff.
[00:05:07] And then I went to Harbor, UCLA in Los Angeles for training. And then I thought, oh my gosh, we are not helping people. we're just disease management professions. Okay. And everything is a drug or a procedure. And that has just exploded over the last, you know, 35 years. Okay.
[00:05:29] To the point now, Where are we now? Okay. We rank 43rd in the world in healthcare. So it's better off you're living in a third world country than here. We spend two and a half times more on our healthcare. Then any other country. Okay. We are as a nation sick at 60% of our patients, uh, today, you know, they're, they have chronic medical issues.
[00:05:54] All right. Heart disease is still number one and growing despite the use of statin drugs, but we have all the cutting-edge information to prevent and have early detection of disease, whether it's heart disease or cancer cancers. Number two, number three is. The conventional medical paradigm is the third leading cause of death.
[00:06:16] And that was published at Johns Hopkins. And so there's 10 prescriptions written per man, woman and child. so we cannot have a nation if we don't have help of a name. Okay. And so, you know, now where I am in my life, you know, I have children and grandchildren and I'm like, no, we need to awaken 8 billion people about self care and what they can do on their own.
[00:06:43] So they are not in these tragic situations suffering. I mean, in the last four months, the amount of young people, 25 to 45 that I am seeing. Outrageous serious cancer conditions. I don't just see cancer. I see everything from human optimization to stage four cancer. So it's not like, cause you know, all diseases, it's all about looking at the origins of every disease.
[00:07:10] It's not like, you know, so we've been no, you know, I tend to see a lot of cancer patients. I also see patients who, you know, have serious gut disorders okay. Or serious autoimmune disorders. But you know, years ago I've been practicing 35 years. I have never seen what we're seeing today. I mean, what do you think that is,
[00:07:31] Natalie: is through the pandemic?
[00:07:32] Did we change the way we do things or what what's happened in the. Couple of years that you're seeing these types of patients. Well, I
[00:07:41] Dr. Leigh: think what's happened if you look, cause I, I think about this daily, I thought, whoa, what has happened in these last years? And I think, well, first of all, stress is horrible.
[00:07:56] Okay. And we, we all, everyone. And fortunately, if you watch the news for five minutes, you would be stressed. All right. Believe
[00:08:04] Natalie: me, I did it for four and a half hours every morning,
[00:08:08] Dr. Leigh: and everything is. terrible. These many people died from this and this. I mean, and they talk about it. Like it's nothing.
[00:08:15] And I'm like, wait, we are not robots. This was someone's child. This was when someone's parent this, we talk about it. Like it's nothing. Okay. And then we, all we dumped for the last couple of years is his impending doom and fear to humanity. All right. And these young people, they are not equipped to handle this.
[00:08:39] All right. And then the bullying that goes on. And then if, you know, if you allow your child to have a cell phone, which I was very against when I raised my kids, if you allow your kid to have a cell phone, oh my God, what they can get on their cellphone. And then the, Interactive, you know, situation that takes place with young people today.
[00:08:59] And you're not as pretty, and you're not as this and you're not. I mean, and so, so you, and then. We have an unbelievable exposure of environmental toxins that no one, they, that companies are so protected. Cause there's lawsuits. For example, let's just take plastics. Okay. The plastics industry is a $25 billion.
[00:09:24] Okay. And it's probably the number one pollutant in man today. and they xenoestrogens cause a lot of things Xenos the Greek word for foreign, so foreign estrogens. and that's just one of hundreds of toxins that are going into us every day with the air, the water, the food supply, the things we put on our body.
[00:09:47] And then the ELL electromagnetic fields. We didn't have that 30 years ago. Okay. There wasn't cell phones, iPads, satellite towers, cell towers, everything. And now, now we've just become now, when you think about it, this electrified. Nation and all of this is going and we're energetic beings. Our body runs on electrical energy.
[00:10:10] Okay. Our cells resonate at 60 volts. All right. So we have this extraneous, you know, bioenergetics that are going and creating, you know, lots of free radicals and lots of, uh, DNA. I mean, we don't, we don't even comprehend yet what it's doing, but we know. That diseases, like, for example, glioblastoma a terrible cancer of the brain.
[00:10:36] We never saw that 30 years ago. Okay. Well, I just got an email that a 12 year old has Leone. I'm like a 12 year old. I get a call that a 40 year old has Leo blessed. I mean, it's just like, it's just like, okay, this is normal now. I'm like, no, this is not okay. Let me ask
[00:10:53] Natalie: you this short of, I mean, it makes me want to just go live on a deserted island away from does.
[00:10:59] We live in a society that is wonderful in a lot of other ways, technology here, we are talking on this awesome discussion because of technology. So what do we do? Like I love what you do in getting to the root of issues, minimizing toxins. I love the functional medicine approach Before taking traditional medicines.
[00:11:21] So give me some, some solutions of how we can help people, what tips you would have for people to live a healthier life and avoid some of
[00:11:29] Dr. Leigh: these big issues,
[00:11:30] Dr. Leigh: right? Yeah. So I don't, people learning self care is the new health care. What does that mean? Like, yeah. Self care. It's like, what, how do you take care of yourself daily?
[00:11:44] All right. We're not, no, one's taught that. Like I raised my kids though, how to, how to sleep, how to be on a schedule, how to eat, how exercise important, how you need to be in nature all the time, you know, all those things. So, you know, that's how, w you know, it's personally what I've learned.
[00:12:01] But I also had the opportunity of growing up like that. I grew up chasing lightening bugs and sleeping outside and being outside every day. So, and my mom was fanatic about her eating. I mean, we didn't have cereal in the morning. We didn't wake up with, okay, you put a box of special K or whatever or Cheerios and which is just a candy bar.
[00:12:22] All right. That's how you're starting your day. So the first thing I think, first of all, we have to get conscious about how. Okay. We have to get conscious and mindful and we need to take self inventory. How are we living? Okay. Because what's happened is we've, we've introduced all this industrialized, technological advancement, but no check and balance is how is it affecting us?
[00:12:49] all right. Look how look, how long ago. Smoking to be a problem 50 years. Right? So we can't, we don't have 50 years. We need to be addressing these problems right now today. I mean, autism, I read one report. It's one in 17, one in 37. I'm not sure which one it is, but I've heard. So the children are the canaries in the minds telling us we have a problem.
[00:13:16] We all should be collectively saying, stop. We need to figure out this right now. Okay. Why are we allowing more autistic children to. Th this is not okay. Okay. And why aren't we an alarm? I feel like I've been sentenced, you know, sounding the alarm and the nine 11 a month emergency button for a long time, because I started seeing these problems and, and so we have to look okay.
[00:13:44] What is really some of the foundational principles of helpful first and foremost is. So let's talk about that so much
[00:13:52] Natalie: on this podcast, because I struggled with it for so many years getting up at two in the morning. Why is it so
[00:13:57] Dr. Leigh: important?
[00:13:58] Dr. Leigh: Yeah. So sleep your day starts when you go to. Right, because if you don't sleep the next part of your day can't work because all the magic of your immune system, detox, restoration, rejuvenation repair, all takes place at night and back.
[00:14:17] We don't even know all the miracle aspects of sleep. Okay. But we know it's absolutely essential for you to start your day. and so now, but 2% of the population. Doesn't sleep. If you take sleeping pills, they're very dangerous. First of all, they're are drug. Second of all, one of the biggest things that people don't understand about taking a medication for sleep, it causes respiratory depression.
[00:14:45] What does respiratory depression mean means your respiratory? You need oxygen right? For your body to work. So here you are taking a sleeping pill, not to mention causes early dementia problems. Mention it affects your central nervous system, not to mention it's addicting. So the worst thing for you to do is get on sleeping pills and you hear about all these people that wake up in the middle of the night, they went to the store and don't even remember that they went to the store.
[00:15:15] Okay. So I even had a patient that went to jail because of ambient. Okay. And so, you know, these are very serious. You know, drugs are very serious. Okay. They're there, they're very serious effects on the body. So, so we have to plan on sleep. Okay. We have to, first of all, we have to honor our circadian code, which is about 10 to six.
[00:15:35] Give or take 30 minutes. Okay. So you need to really planning that you're going to go to bed at 10. O'clock give or take, like I said, 30 minutes plan on that. And then you bought to plan your bedroom. Okay. So your bedroom should not have any electricity. All right. So I personally have a switch that turns off.
[00:15:57] The electricity to my bedroom. So I have no electrical output, no lamps, no TV, nothing that is coming out at nighttime because electricity affects how you're going to sleep. So where's your alarm clock? Uh, I have a battery out of a battery operated alarm. Fuck. Okay. And nice little beautiful. You know, I make it cute because it's like, okay, it's part of my living environment, you know? And so it looks like one of those old clocks and I tell you, it like lasts forever. Never know. And I don't need light. I make sure everything is dark. You should have a completely dark room. I personally don't need to use like sleep music.
[00:16:40] There's great sleep music to induce sleep. So frequencies, you know, so there are different things that I have people listen to if they need to, but you should have an electric. Bedroom now I just bought, I just received it. I canopy that's going to go over my bed. That's going to shield me from all the EML set now.
[00:17:01] Because I, they been installing 5g, so 5g is very dangerous. All right. And so, there's been plenty of lawsuits by the federal government about this should not be installed. It's not healthy for anybody, but you know, it takes forever. Lawsuits can take 10, 20 years literally. To, you know, um, make impact.
[00:17:26] But anyway, so again, you've got to protect yourself. I tell people, even if it's 10% true, we have a problem. Right. Okay. By the time we know it's too late. Yes. I've been personally studying EMS for 14 years because my daughter did her eighth grade experiment on how electromagnetic fields affect living substance as well.
[00:17:46] Lots has changed. So that's what I personally, you know, there are people. Are so sensitive in Europe, it's a disease electromagnetic field sensitive. It's a disease. It will eventually come here because for some reason, Europe rules like how the, you know, diagnosis and stuff. So it is a real problem. If you have a child that has real serious medical problems, they can have.
[00:18:12] Thompson's BMS. I mean, the parents, I know parents who have had to move like in a farm because they're child away
[00:18:20] Natalie: from it all. And we talk about kids who have all kinds of other issues, be it mental or physical ailments. And. Why are we not looking at that first of these other things? So, okay. So you
[00:18:33] Dr. Leigh: talked about sleep.
[00:18:34] Dr. Leigh: Okay. So then you have to drink water, but you have to have a water purification system.
[00:18:39] Natalie: Okay. I want to, I want to hear about that because I, I, I love my delivered water. I do alkaline water. Um, we have reverse osmosis, alkaline, like what do you recommend? And what's wrong with just the tap water? Well,
[00:18:53] Dr. Leigh: So you're taking medications that chemo, birth control pills, blood pressure medicine, everything.
[00:18:59] Cause it's in the water. then the. You've got heavy metals. You've got parasites. You have lowering, you have chlorine. You have like tons of chemicals. Zino estrogen. I mean, it is loaded with, so you cannot drink tap water. You cannot do. What do we recommend? Yeah, economically I tell people to get like a Berkey water.
[00:19:21] Like if that's, you know, that's for a person with a limited budget and then there's other different water makers I use, there's a company called synergy science that makes different systems for water, like something for your whole palace or something for your sink, but you must, you must invest. Even like if your budget is just zero water, you know, the, the company that makes like a pitcher do something because you, you must must.
[00:19:52] Do something to have purified water. All right. Like, and then like there's spring waters, like mountain valley, spring water. You can have that delivered. I don't know what you have. What do you have delivered
[00:20:02] Natalie: at home? I have a company that just brings the three gallon and we, we put it on the little machine and we get a couple of those a week and we usually order alkaline water.
[00:20:12] They have alkaline and a few others.
[00:20:15] Dr. Leigh: Is it coming glass? Uh,
[00:20:17] Natalie: no, it doesn't. I think that's the problem
[00:20:20] Dr. Leigh: I'm hearing you say. So they did a study, they took, uh, they took purified water, put it in a water bottle with a plastic water bottle and identified 29,000. Wow. So you can't use plastic. So plastic has to be removed from everybody and everything,
[00:20:37] Natalie: which is such
[00:20:38] Dr. Leigh: a big deal.
[00:20:39] Natalie: It is such a big, they were giving people a ton of homework. If what they're trying to do is get healthy naturally.
[00:21:55] Natalie: let's, let's talk about what we're feeding. Our bodies. I worry about that with kids every day, because I do the best I can. And yet the world makes that really difficult school makes that difficult advertisement makes that difficult.
[00:22:08] What does a good day look like by the way I follow you on Instagram? I encouraged people to do so because you give so many of these tips, but what does a good day look like for
[00:22:18] Dr. Leigh: eating healthy?
[00:22:19] Dr. Leigh: Right. Well, first of all, you've got to buy all organic because they've done studies and found they determined in children and adults that the levels of insecticides and pesticides.
[00:22:30] Are there. So a much reduced like 90% percent reduced if you buy organic, so you need to buy organic. So in the morning, like I always have, you know, to, I do a green juice in the morning and I put my C and my, uh, college and all kind of stuff in it because, you know, I'm now six going to be 65 this year. So the warranty's over at 60.
[00:22:54] So you've got to do a lot more to take care of yourself, you know? and then I always have eggs. I have tried all kinds of different things to start my day. And if I have eggs and I use a gluten-free keto bread cooked in butter, then you got to make sure your pan is right. I use only a stainless steel pan because pans, if you don't mind the right pan, it exudes all those talks.
[00:23:17] And it's like, don't buy Teflon, don't buy coated pans or anything like that. And I, and I took them. Don't worry about this being done overnight to one, choose one big thing a month. And in a year you will have transformed your existence. You know, it's very hard to just do it all overnight and don't freak out.
[00:23:38] You know, I tell people progress, not perfection, you know, little by little. So I like eggs and I always spend my kids. So my kids in the morning, I always made sure they had a good breakfast because your breakfast is how your day's going to be all day. All right. So you need to have a good breakfast. So cereal, like I mentioned earlier, or granola, that's just sugar, sugar, sugar.
[00:24:01] So you can't just do that. So you need to have protein so that, so you either have organic Turkey sausages or you have co lo you know, the cottage cheese kind of cheeses. And so I would do different breakfast cyst depending, you know, I had a different breakfast every day for my kids.
[00:24:18] So like if I make pancakes, I'm. Really good pancakes with protein powder, fat, nuts, wheat, germ. I mean, you know, I made and I made it taste good. You've got to make it taste good. Right. Because kids are kids. and then, you know, one day it was, burrito day. Okay. With eggs and sausage. And then another day it's just eggs with fruit and you know, a piece of sourdough bread.
[00:24:42] And then another day is oatmeal with cottage cheese and back. Cause you got to have you to. Fat protein and good carbs. Okay. And that, cause you got to control your insulin. So if you eat sugar, I mean, if you eat sugar like donuts or pop tarts or cereal, or any of that, you're just spiking the patients, you know, the patient's insulin and where a week they say after the year 2001 out of three children have.
[00:25:10] Diabetes. Now, come on. This is all preventable. Okay. So you've got to be mindful. Now kids' lunches is a whole nother thing. That's going to, that's a little more complicated, but that doesn't mean you can't make really good and you can pack it.
[00:25:26] Natalie: I mean, that's what we've resorted to because
[00:25:28] Dr. Leigh: I packed it should used wax paper bags or wax paper.
[00:25:32] I never use plastic. Okay. So I buy those wax paper. When I, when my kids, I use paper bags, no plastic, no fake materials or anything like that. And I did a lot of cooking myself. I've made two Piney carrot bread with protein, but I just was created and I'm a chemist at heart. And so I would just alter the recipe to, you know, decrease the flour, add protein flour, make sure you have plenty of fat because fat.
[00:26:01] You know, glycemic index is zero. So that is your friend. People don't understand that we've gotten into this society of note that love that everything, but good fats are your friend. Your body is made up. Your brain is 50% fat, so we need good bet in our system. And fat gives you long lasting eight hours of energy.
[00:26:23] Natalie: That's being
[00:26:25] Dr. Leigh: oil avocado. Grape seed, coconut, all those, you know, and all that good stuff and make it, you know, different things. So,
[00:26:35] Natalie: yeah. Let me ask you about, cancer and genetics. So many of us think, well, my mom had this or my dad or my grandpa had how much of our likelihood to get cancer comes from our genetic.
[00:26:48] Dr. Leigh: Yeah. So it's about 5%. They did a study of 44,000 identical twins and nutrition and lifestyle was the single greatest predictor of disease. Wow. Okay. So just because your mom had it, first of all, don't think like that, whatever our thoughts become things. So. I think you're going to have something.
[00:27:07] Don't think your kids are going to have something because you're already projecting something to manifest. So, you know, everyone needs to get that other head. Number two cancer in the last couple of years, it's one attitude. People. So one out of two men, about 41% of females. So we all should be on the early detection prevention.
[00:27:26] And I have patients that are 25 years old with cancer today. Okay. Which is unheard of. Yeah. Okay. Yesterday I had a 45 year old lady come in stage four, lung cancer, metastasis. So it's like, these are, and I'm like, I'm like going through her whole life to understand why did this happen?
[00:27:48] Okay. Does not take one medication? Nothing. I mean, she doesn't have any PR no predisposition or anything. Never smoked, never. So you're like, how did this happen? So we've got to really be, uh, I believe so heart disease, we've kind of got down pat, like we know, you know, you have heart disease, you can go to the ER and get good care.
[00:28:12] Now, doctors are not good about finding out the origins of why a patient has heart disease, but at least. You know, you can get good care and you know, may need a bypass. May need a stent. I mean, not that it's great, but it doesn't scare people enough. All right. But cancer. Cancer doesn't have this easy solution.
[00:28:35] Okay. Every president from Nixon on has declared war on cancer. And what are we doing? Just getting worse by the day about 1700 people die a day. We would know
[00:28:46] Natalie: so much more.
[00:28:47] Dr. Leigh: And so why aren't we trying to Bennett? Okay. And we can prevent cancer right now. I know because I personally have done it. Number one, and that's what I have created.
[00:28:56] The, the algorithm to prevent cancer. Okay. And then people aren't interested in prevention. Okay. Oh, I feel great. I think I'm okay. Well, all of my patients that I see, they all felt great the day before they have cancer, they were diagnosed. So we've got to focus on prevention, early detection of all diseases.
[00:29:14] And you should partner with a medical doctor who is conventionally Western. And has the functional integrative approach, like looks outside the box for all the underlying causes that are contributing. Is it mold? Is it toxicity? Is it Candido? Is it parasites? Is it heavy metals is what stress plays, all these things.
[00:29:37] Natalie: I do. We not see that. How many doctors? Like, so if someone I know which it feels like we all know someone who has just been diagnosed or is dealing with cancer. How many doctors are doing what your doing or what, what questions should people be asking? You just mentioned, looking for someone who treats it both ways, but typically you get a recommendation and you go to the cancer center in your town.
[00:30:03] It's let me just say this as a health reporter for more than 20 years, the number one thing I learned is that I am my best advocate.
[00:30:12] Dr. Leigh: That's correct
[00:30:13] Natalie: that I can go to a doctor and they can tell me one thing. And I need to question that and I need to ask more questions, but so many people go to the first doctor they talk to and just think that's the only way to treat.
[00:30:24] Dr. Leigh: That is true because people are accustomed to the authoritative direction of a physician. And today doctors, I will tell you, you know, being a doctor is very difficult. you know, they're very, very smart people, but they need to take the knowledge that they learned in medical school and apply it to the patient.
[00:30:46] And what they're not doing is they're just driven by pharmaceuticals and surgery and disease management, not prevention, not early detection. When you see a patient that has nothing wrong, your job is to make sure they stay that great. All right. That's your job. Yeah, but that's not what medicine is about.
[00:31:09] It's a doctor has a few minutes, unfortunately. And it's all about the electronic medical record, filling it out because someone's collecting data for something. And, and it's, I have few minutes. Okay. What's your role? You have high blood pressure. Okay. Here's your drug. Oh, you have high cholesterol. Here's your right.
[00:31:27] Natalie: Instead of prevention. That's often what I see most, and I know that that's, we all do so much of that is driven by many things in our society. But what for the average person listening to this podcast, thinking I want.
[00:31:42] Dr. Leigh: What should they do? Well, I think first of all, you empower yourself with education.
[00:31:47] Like, like this podcast, we're talking about very important information. Okay. So all the pod, there's lots of podcasts out there too. there are some lot of very good books okay. Out there just using my book that are put together with compilation of all my papers, be perfectly healthy. And just in my cancer revolution, even in that book, there's a lot of patients have taken my book and just done that and turn their life around.
[00:32:12] Okay. People have just listened to my industry. And you should see the stories patients send us back about, oh my God, I changed. I can't tell you how the difference it's made in my life. Just little things, but you do have to listen to the right information. I'm not saying I have all the answers because I, don't, but I pretty much have more only because I started out, believe it or not, 35 years ago with a registered dietician in my.
[00:32:40] So we, I started my practice. So I have learned over the last 35 years, all the newest, latest, greatest, and trust me, there's 1.2 million pub med articles on wine every year, 1.2 million. And a lot of it is natural. Okay. A lot of it is unnatural, but the doctor today is about 15 or 20 years behind. If they don't go back to school and learn the updated medicine.
[00:33:09] They are not, they're going to be lost. And then they kind of go, well, I'm I already to work too hard. I'm already exhausted. I don't really have extra time. So it has to come from a passion from within a, just a true desire. To just be passionate about the new way of taking care of patients. Not that new for me personally, because I've been doing it a very long time, but once a doctor trust me, once a doctor goes to a conference, a functional medicine conference of any tech, they can't go back.
[00:33:39] I've talked to them too many of them. I always ask them, like, how did you decide to go into, you know, this now? You know? And they go, well, I, uh, first of all, I wasn't doing anything correct for my patient. Second of all, I went to a course and I'm like, I could, I'm like, there's no way I can go back. There's no way.
[00:33:57] Now that I know this scientific, validated information on integrative functional medicine, there is no way you can morally ethically consciousness. There's just no way.
[00:34:07] Natalie: Well, I remember seeing a doctor once, a neurologist with I have restless legs. And I remember I very clearly, because I was a health reporter saying I really don't want to have to take a drug for this.
[00:34:19] If I can figure out why I have it or what I can do, is it sleep? Is it food? And this doctor at the time said, yeah, Why wouldn't you just take the drug, it'll go away. And I was so concerned. Like, I want to know why I have it. I want it. I want to get rid of it, not take a drug. That's going to lead to other side effects and issues.
[00:34:38] And it's pretty serious drug. So that maybe that's an indicator for people. If you're prescribed a drug to ask, is there something I can do or should be doing before I take this medication? No, obviously there are reasons that we need certain medications that can be life-saving. We
[00:34:56] Dr. Leigh: know that, right? No. And that's why you go to a medical doctor because he or she knows.
[00:35:01] Okay. If you have cellulitis, I need to use antibiotics. Okay. If your blood pressure is 200, over 120, we must give you medicine and Ben fix you. But let me tell you a story. Friday. Last week I saw. She has Kaiser. So Kaiser is, is a kind of like an HMO here in California and she has diabetes and her hemoglobin A1C was 12.7.
[00:35:25] Okay. So that's like very high. You should be around 5.0 to 5.2. And the difference between five and 12 is like earthquake difference. So she had, so she came to see me and I told her, I said, you know, what are they doing? You know, so forth. And Silam are giving me this medicine, that medicine, dah, dah, dah. I said, well, what did they say about changing your eating?
[00:35:45] And they said, well, they just said nothing. And I said, well, you cannot change the biochemistry, brought in to pay attention what you're putting in your mouth. So I first put her on a clinic. Because a lot of chemicals caused diabetes. So I said, we've got it cleanse you in order to get rid of chemicals. So we did that anyway, to make a long story short.
[00:36:04] I saw her Friday for a new person as lost like 50 pounds. Her hemoglobin A1C went from 12.7 to 5.7. And so I said, so what did your doctors say? And they go, they go, and they asked me what doctor or you're seeing that you did this.
[00:36:23] Very basic. Exactly. Very, very basic. And she's going to institution with thousands of doctors and they're asking like, what doctor did this? No, I didn't do any miracle. The patient did the mirror. Right. The patient did it. I just helped her get on the right path. And she did it. every cancer patient, they asked me that they have asked their doctor does what you eat matter.
[00:36:50] And they all universally say. Now how can a doctor of 20, 20 to 2022 tell the patient that what you eat doesn't matter. Now there are thousands and thousands and thousands of papers published scientifically online showing us, I mean, I cannot tell you, this is the most ridiculous thing on the planet.
[00:37:13] First of all, when you do a pet scan, what is a pet scan? I be sugar. Why? Cause a cancer cell has 64 receptor sites for sugar and a normal four. And so the cancer cells each trip, right? it's like, come on. And we all know how sugar is deleterious to the system. Now natural sugars are okay, but eating lots of cookies, candies, pies, and cakes, you know, is not going to do your body.
[00:37:38] Good. Yeah. We, you know, we have to change the narrative of what we're doing and how we're taking care of patients. And patients need to take charge of their own life. Start researching, start educating themselves, look outside the box. And if you hear five people say the same things, you know, there has to be some validity and truth to that.
[00:38:04] What they're saying. And so, and then, you know, we have something called common sense. Let's use our common sense about this and talk to many people and, you know, be careful about the path you take because you don't want to pack. That's irreversible. I had a patient young boy, 27 year old, super, super successful, went to the doctor for him.
[00:38:28] Well, first of all, he's 26. When he went to the doctor with him rates. First of all, you, a doctor should be asking, why does a 26 year old he's not pregnant? He hasn't lived that long. What it, wait, wait, there's something wrong anyway, to come from. Fast forward. They diagnose him with ulcerative colitis. Well, there's all these fancy drugs that take care of ulcerative colitis.
[00:38:50] They put them on every drug, literally every drug out there for it, including prednisone. On top of that, layered with prednisone, nothing worked. What did they do? Removed his entire colon. Wow. At 27. Wow. Ileostomy back. Wow. And so I'm like, oh
[00:39:10] Natalie: my start asking questions, we
[00:39:13] Dr. Leigh: can dig deep. And that's why he came to see me.
[00:39:15] Cause he now, what did he do? He started after the procedure digging deep and someone did refer him to me saying, oh my gosh, you need someone to quarterback this. And, um, anyway, but here we are. We got to be, we got to pretend we're we're supposed to be protected. Yeah, doctors are supposed to be, you know, it, you know, the hypocritical says first do no.
[00:39:42] Yeah, what are we doing? We're harming our patients and not taking care of our patients. And if we don't know, like if I don't know something, I know 10 people that might know something to help them find out. Yes. Yeah. And so this is what I tell people everyday. looking and researching, educating and talking to people that know something or something, or talk to someone or listen to someone how they healed themselves.
[00:40:08] And because you're not going to find it at the ivory towers, unfortunately, I'm not saying that there aren't some answers that ivory towers. I'm not saying that because you know, if you need a brain surgery because of something or, you know, need something. You know, there are, cause I collaborate with doctors, surgeons, or whoever I need to, you know, collaborate.
[00:40:29] Cause I see patients very advanced, unfortunately. So I need the conventional medical system just to get them, you know, balanced. And so, but we want to think about everything we do medically, what is the collateral balance to protect the patient at all costs. So like for example, if you take, if I can give you antidote.
[00:40:51] I need to tell you what to do. If you take antibiotics, just antibiotics, much less, any other medications, because every drug causes one to 10 nutritional deficiencies, not to mention damages, your mitochondria, which are your powerhouse engines of yourself that give you energy. Right.
[00:41:10] Natalie: Well, I know people are thinking, I want more information.
[00:41:13] This is a lot to digest all at once. Um, can they come and see you? Do you do remote work? Where can they get more information again? I would encourage people to follow you on social media with some great information, but
[00:41:24] Dr. Leigh: where would you like. Right. Well, first of all, I think Instagram is a good little daily thing because people can learn little nuggets and I think people do better in little nuggets.
[00:41:34] And second of all, I would read my books, the cancer revolution, or be perfectly healthy. Listen to these podcasts. We do have a podcast that we talk and highlight a subject, Also, I mean, people can come and see me. We have a phenomenal team. I have a unbelievable team that is dedicated to this mission of education and elimination of people, all the most innovative strategies they possibly like, like one of my patients cancer stage four, prostate cancer.
[00:42:05] I said, There's a great guy in Germany, go and get him because your tests show that this works best. I sent him, he's leaving this weekend. So, you know, we have to use the resources of the planet and the world to, to help
[00:42:19] Natalie: our patient. You see patients, uh, for any ailment, any overall.
[00:42:25] Dr. Leigh: Right overall, if people want human optimization, because now we have so many innovative strategies now, and then people need to have a baseline.
[00:42:33] You need to have a baseline. Like I will tell you that 75 to 85% of young males today have low testosterone. why? Because of all the environmental pollutants and there, there the quality of your food today. Yeah. And so, but that is a big problem. It's even, it even happened in my own you know, not my child, but my, son-in-laws.
[00:42:55] And so, you know, but that can be fixed and it changes. Your hormones change everything. I happen to be an expert in hormones because of my own personal journey. And, but hormones are the natural drugs to your body. And if those aren't working then nothing works. Okay. I mean, your whole day is predicated on how your hormones are working.
[00:43:17] You bet.
[00:43:18] Natalie: Yeah. Okay. So we're going to follow you. You have a website, where can people, where should we leave?
[00:43:22] Dr. Leigh: Mainly md.com are we have cancer center for healing and center for new medicine
[00:43:28] Natalie: ducks. Wonderful. Thank you so much for your time. I know you have patients to see, and you took the time to do this with me today.
[00:43:35] I really appreciate it. And I just encouraged people, as I said, to be your own advocate, to ask lots of questions, and to not always accept the first answer, if you're not competent.
[00:43:46] Dr. Leigh: Right. And I just appreciate your mission too. You know, it's just another avenue of opening people's eyes and ears up.
[00:43:54] Like what, there are so many infinite possibilities and we didn't even go into the mental stress component. So hopefully let's
[00:44:03] Natalie: save that for the next podcast together. Okay. There'll be a whole nother topic that I look forward to talking to you about. Right. Great. All
[00:44:10] Dr. Leigh: right. Take care. Good to see.