Watch this powerful podcast as John Malanca interviews Dr. Charles Bens, a corporate wellness coach, nutritionist, speaker, author and expert in alternative therapies, and treating COVID.
John Malanca, in a podcast which is true to UPG’s mission of Be Informed. Be Well. discusses health maintenance and disease prevention with Dr. Charles Bens.
Dr. Bens who achieved his PhD in his 60s, has made it his profession to promote wellness. After being told he needed surgery for a urinary tract disorder, he picked up a small booklet for $4.95 on how to treat and reverse urinary problems while enhancing prostate health. Within 4 months he was completely cured and no longer needed surgery. Spurred on by this hugely successful outcome, he found his life’s purpose.
Dr. Bens lectures extensively and is an active consultant to large corporations on the benefits of diet, supplements, exercise and disease prevention through his workshops, corporate events, private practice and extensive writing.
He has learned that the sooner you expose a trajectory to chronic illness in an individual, the quicker you can prevent and even reverse this linear path to disease. Assessments including exams, blood work and changing habits which can help change the tract to potential disease.
Dr. Bens reveals that the number one problem with health maintenance in adults is something he calls “nutritional delusion”. Find out why and watch along and learn the benefits which are available to all of us.
As a bonus, Dr. Bens discusses his COVID protocol which has an enormous success rate.
“From the Inside Out” Take a step toward better health and wellness!
Detecting Ailments and Disease Before It’s Too Late with Dr. Charles Bens
John Malanca 0:03
Welcome everybody, John Malanca, United patient Group, Be Informed. Be Well. and today’s guest is Dr. Charles Ben’s. Hey, Doctor, how
I’m good. JOHN, how are you today?
Unknown Speaker 0:13
doing? Well, we’ve had,
John Malanca 0:15
I think we’ve been talking almost for a full year before we were getting you on the show here. I mean, so we were going to meet in Texas, at another conference in integrative oncology conference. And then it was just too difficult for traveling due to COVID. And then, and then the conference was was shut down, unfortunately, went back online, and we had already had the guests and I said, Gosh, that would have been a perfect thing for you anyway, but happy to have you on here. There’s a lot to sharing and you’re such a well rounded individual. That’s why I wanted to get you on here. So let me read your your in bio. So Dr. Charles bender is an internationally recognized author, speaker and consultant specializing in the fields of organizational improvement and workplace wellness. I want to hear about that. His creative publications and presentations have garnished garnered praise in the form of Man of the Year recognition in the United States and Canada. commendation for the president united states way to go and print speaking engagements worldwide, including United Nations habitat conference in Istanbul, Turkey. He’s one of the top rated speakers for Vistage Is that correct? vistancia. Vistage, which is the largest CEO organization in the United States, or the world, I’d say, Dr. Ben has written nine books in over 200 articles, which I’ve read quite a few of them, not all 200 and many of which have been translated into other languages. He’s written for three university courses, and has been named the Vale visiting professor, excuse me by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. He has a small wellness company healthy at work in Sarasota, Florida. And married for 38 years, I’m gonna throw that in there, because I’m a big, big fan of that. So you’ve done a lot, and I appreciate you coming on. And when I say you’ve done a lot, and you’re well rounded, I mean, you’ve done everything, not only being an author, but your lecture presenter, but you’re into nutrition. And so you start from the inside out, is that is that correct? I mean, I like I like looking at nutrition on the opposite. Everyone’s like, great, but, you know, sometimes blood test show, we can talk about different blood tests that you offer as well. But I think just bringing the body back to balance and finding what’s on the inside, because a lot of times on the outside, we look healthy, on the inside. Something else like I, you know, I saw with my wife, which I’ve shared with you on numerous conversations. So welcome to the show.Thank you. And I think you’re right, I think most of the people that get into this business, especially those later in life, like myself, they end up with a health challenge. And so that usually spurs them on to try to find out what’s going on. And in my case, it was a urinary tract problem that the doctors wanted to operate on. I just said, you know, I’m not really happy about having an operation without doing a little more research. And so I was giving a talk to a chamber of commerce conference, a national conference, or a guest speaker, keynote speaker. And I went into a health food store there, and there was a little booklet $4.95 how to treat urinary tract and prostate problems naturally. And that little book for $4.95 changed my life because it basically said, don’t eat alcohol, don’t don’t drink alcohol, don’t eat red meat, keep the sweets away, keep the spicy foods away. And you know, I’d had some very bad symptoms. And so I started to do with this book said, and within two or three months, all the symptoms went away. And I thought, what the heck just happened, you know, they wanted to operate on me. Yeah. And so I thought, I think there’s something to this. And I started to do more research over about 15 years. And then one day, I looked at my library, and my library, which used to be all organization development stuff, because I was an organization don’t get solved with international practice. And all of a sudden, 90% of my books in my library were about health and nutrition. And I thought we’re gonna heck did my other books go. They were all in the garage, in book in boxes. Because over that 10 or 15 years, I had actually transformed all my reading into the this other area. And I said, hey, maybe I’m doing the wrong thing. Maybe I should do something around nutrition. So at that time, I had gotten my master’s I started my master’s when I was 50. But I was 60 when this sort of revelation happened, and I said, Well, maybe I should go get a PhD. And so 68 I went and got a PhD in nutrition. And that kind of pushed me over the edge. That’s when I finally said, You know what, I think I have to change my business. So in the late 1990s 90s, and early 2000s, I changed my business to be healthy at work. I wrote a little book called health in your pocket. And I started to do workplace wellness programs. So that was the impetus. And so I I really was really totally healed from the prostate and urinary problems that I had. And this had been done just by this little $4.95 cent book. And I thought, if that can happen from that, maybe there’s a lot more I could do here. So that was kind of the beginning point.
It’s a, I have this book that I always keep my desk and I’ve shared it before, but it’s the same type of thing, this little book has helped a lot of people. And I don’t know if you know if you’ve seen it, but it definitely helped criminai when we are going through is called Louise Hay, Hay House productions. heal your body. And it’s like, what about a quarter inch thick, but thick, but it’s amazing on how something this tiny is so powerful. And I’m glad that you’re back to help as well. She started a whole new and I applaud you on that. Because I always tell people, it’s never too late. It’s never too late to start. And how many times do we have we done things in life or didn’t do things in life and go, gosh, if I would have done this three years ago, I would have been done by now. You know, I watch too late. And I don’t want to go back to school. I don’t want to do this. And you know, now you’re sitting here going, Oh, shoot, I should have done that. Sure
Unknown Speaker 6:42
how my, my wife said something very, very profound at 1.1 of the relatives in our family said something about, she wishes she had gone to university and hear your story but coming too late. My wife said to me not not in earshot of this other person. I hear they didn’t close the universities.
Unknown Speaker 7:05
You heard what
Unknown Speaker 7:06
he said, as far as I know, they didn’t close the universe. And I thought, Well, isn’t that a telling thing. And so they are I was an example of that. And one of these, this other person was a very close relative. And so you know, I was living embodiment of this ability to change and do something different later, like so. And then I not only got on to my own health, and I started to get on to the health of all these employees, and I started to consult. And then one by one, I started to encounter more people who were having cancer. And then that’s when I started to get the bug. And about 10 years ago, in 2010. I did a conference on breast cancer, and international, I mean, the cable came from all over the country. And I had a colleague of mine work with me on this. And so that was a 10 year journey, it started me just continuously learning as much as I could about cancer, because more and more of my friends and relatives were falling to cancer. And so every time that happened, it just made me more angry that I hadn’t learned enough, or that they weren’t willing to do what I was recommending or what the doctors that I work with are recommending, because they’re so stuck on what the doctor of their choice is going to say because they’re so scared. So anyway, it it’s a challenge to get somebody to change their thinking about what can be done. And right now that’s one of the biggest challenges that we have a lot of things that can be done for almost all these cancers, the biggest challenge is peak is is in there people in people’s heads,
John Malanca 8:52
eat it, it is and I think you nailed it on the head when you said scared when you’re scared. And you have that diagnosis of you have cancer. Your world just comes to a halt here your rock you’re researching. Nowadays, we have the internet which is good and bad, but you want to research everything and then everybody in your mother who’s coming out you throwing things at you here try this, try this try this, I heard this I heard this or this. And we had it even when we’re going through this and so I talked with you know, this is you know, I speak with patients on a daily basis and their family members of you know, help I have cancer what can we do you what what do you know and there’s a lot of times I route them away from cannabis, there’s a lot of times I route them to the integrative oncology world and functional medicine world as well as even the conventional world. You know, it doesn’t discriminate. And I always say with people, you know, go with go with your heart and have this communication with your family and go with it. Go with it, if that’s what your belief is. Go Could a lot of people come to us say, I’m going to try this and if this does not work, then I’ll try cannabis or then I’ll try integrative approach. And so it’s tough because like my father in law, he was given two weeks to live. We didn’t know the benefits of cannabis, the medical benefits, we just looked at it for appetite stimulation, because we found a study that showed 40% of cancer patients passed before malnutrition before cancer. And we were fortunate, I mean, it was the blind leading the blind trial and error, and we had no air and people say it’s a miracle God luck. I don’t know. Let me go back to workplace wellness, because I think that’s a great way to start in what do you do there, workplace wellness of, standup desk, I’m a big fan of standup desks, I I shared with you before we got on screen, but our doctors, our natural pass. And I remember I did a blood test when we first launched united patients group in 2011. I mean, I was constantly and I work I’ve been in health and wellness my whole life. But this time I was, we were just spending 18 hours in front of the computer a day. And I think I gained 1520 pounds, and I did my blood tests, my doctor says, john, I can tell the oxygen in your blood, you only use half capacity, you love that your lungs and you’re sitting at your desk too long. And I said you got that from a blood test. So after that, when I’ve got a stand up desk, I stood up, my back felt better, my hips felt better. And I got back into my workout routine. And so is that part of your workplace wellness that you promote?
Unknown Speaker 11:35
Sure we do. We do assessments of the workplace environment, people are sitting in the right place and have the right ergonomics and all the rest of it. But mostly what I’m doing is preventing and reversing chronic illness. So the big challenge here is to find these illnesses soon enough, because once you go down the rabbit hole of a disease, you’re stuck in the conventional medicine, trap of these are the codes, these are the things that insurance will pay for. And so if you can find disease sooner, this is the thing that that I that I learned over the last 20 years, the sooner you find the chronic illness, the sooner you have a chance to get somebody to pay attention to improving their health, especially if the test is kind of a straight line projection. Like if you keep doing what you’re doing, you are going to get cancer or you’re going to get diabetes. And we have an artificial intelligence platform right now that that is that it actually tracks 5000 enzymes and 5000 other biomarkers and actually can tell you what the probability is that you will have a disease within five to 10 years, it tells you exactly what diseases you will likely have.
John Malanca 12:58
That’s that’s good and scary at the same time.
Unknown Speaker 13:02
Well, sure people say well, I don’t really know what to know that. And then the next thing that I asked him is, would you want to know it if you had an 98% chance of preventing it? And then they go oh, yeah, okay, I didn’t really realize that. So that’s the whole idea. The platform will give you an assessment of where you are now. It gives you an assessment where you are five or 10 years from now. And it says this is what you should do right now, this is the top five things. If you want to go deeper, here’s the next 10 things you should do. And so we have gotten such remarkable, I mean, the group of 10,000 people that first got tested on this artificial intelligence platform, over a five year period, those companies were able to reduce their healthcare costs by 12 to 15%, every year, five years in a row. Now, that’s a pretty big adjustment. Yeah, cost of health care. So this is dramatic stuff. This is very, very significant. all they had to do is eat some more vegetables and stop eating so much sugar and red meat and dairy. And all of a sudden, miracle started to happen. We weren’t even loading on the supplements, yet we weren’t even doing the therapeutic things that we know how to do in order to reverse disease. We were just getting them to eat better. And they were getting miraculous results
John Malanca 14:26
if you’re speaking my language, because, you know, as I mentioned that I’ve talked about this in numerous shows about you know, I’m a fan of MD but I’m a fan of naturopaths because of their blood tests. They do a through double z not saying that doctors don’t MDS don’t do that. But natural pass through a through double z where MD would generally do in most cases that A through Z. And you know, we’ve you know, somebody cringed I always did you know, and I think when she hit 50, you know, she was having anxiety and you know, sleep issues like let’s go and i’m i’ve never had anxiety I’ve never had, you know, stressed or sleep issue. So she went did a blood test and it showed that her hormones are all all out of whack. And I said, God, I want to do that and see where I end. And it showed you where your cholesterol is and show you where your liver liver levels are your pre diabetic, etc. And after a few years of us doing this, our doctors, you know, knew where our bodies were. And, and I just and I’ve already shared with you I’m sharing with our with our group here, but it showed that my liver was Max, pre diabetic, you know, she said, God, you guys are on start, patient star pupil, what’s going on? I said, I’m working out staying on top of my health, etc. And I said acupuncture, and she said, Are you taking Chinese herbs, I said yes. And so she did a finger prick test, and I came back, my body was loaded with metals. And if I didn’t have that test, this is what I’m getting with the benefits of these tests, I want to continue on taking my Chinese herbs, nothing wrong with Chinese herbs, you know, I grew up over in Asia. And so I’m open to Eastern Western alternative conventional type of medicine. But seeing that, that my liver was maxing what would happen if I continue on for four more years, my liver would have failed. And you know, I’m not even a drinker. You know, glass of wine here and there. But so I did ozone for once a week for six weeks. And everything went back to normal. And so I am a fan of test. And so he talked about more of these tests, because, you know, I’m in keeping the immune system strong, as well as brain function strong as well as, you know, prevention. And if we can do prevention, I’m, you know, prevention to me is getting out and working out and putting right foods and supplements. And we can talk about I know you’re big into vitamin D, which I am as well and other supplements will be if we can lead into that as well. That would be great. But can you talk more about these tests? And who would benefit from this if everyone?
Unknown Speaker 16:58
Well, yeah, everyone would would benefit. Because right now 95 to 100% of people have a bad diet. This is a this was a study done by the National Cancer Institute 10 years ago. And they they surveyed over 16,000, people aged two to 80. And they couldn’t find one person with a healthy diet. And so in fact, what is a healthy diet? Well, in this case, they had 14 different categories. And people were deficient in 11 out of 14 categories. And so mainly they were eating too much meat and sugar and salt and simple carbohydrates. So all they needed to do was really increase their vegetable intake and their fiber intake and eat more fruits and nuts and seeds and healthy fats. And so that’s that’s it in a nutshell, it’s the Mediterranean diet. Yeah, now we know that the Mediterranean diet can be even healthier. And now we have a new Mediterranean diet called the green Medicare vegetarian diet. And what that does is eliminates all meat and increases the amount of vegetables that people eat the amount of fiber that they so you know, this whole RTA and hoys USDA thing where you have where they say the FDA, four to five helpings of fruits and vegetables, that’s just not adequate. That’s just not sufficient. We know that if a person was to have optimal health, they need somewhere between seven and nine helpings of fruits and vegetables a day, the average person is not willing to do that. I mean, I’m one of the only people that I know that eats three vegetables for breakfast in the morning. And so my grandson does. So I’ve got net generate good again. But we’re also drinking a green powder drink. Yeah, and the green powder drink is really cool, because it gets you probably seven to nine helpings of vegetables every day. And so if you eat vegetables, and then take the green powder, in addition to it, you’re getting like 1415 vegetables and fruits a day without all the sugar. That’s the other thing, what to avoid the sugar. And so this is one of the strategies that I think, you know, the average person needs two vegetables a day and one of them is potatoes. And potatoes really aren’t a very great vegetable. They got some potassium and some other things, but it’s not one of the greatest vegetables in the world. And a lot of people get their second one when they put ketchup on their potatoes, you know, so they’re getting some tomatoes and getting some tomatoes. And those are their two vegetables to down.
John Malanca 19:35
Let’s go 77 Maura Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 19:37
they think they’re doing pretty good. So in my workshops, where the workplace whether this stage I asked people how many people think they have a good diet 90% of them put up their hands. And then at the end of the workshop, I asked them again, how many people think they have a good that Nobody puts up their hands for so basically the number one issues facing people in American day is nutritional delusion.
John Malanca 20:03
Do you think do you get a lot of chuckles when they’ll the hands stay down?
Unknown Speaker 20:07
Oh, god, they’re looking so guilty. And they’re looking at everybody else to see if anybody put up their hand because nobody’s gonna put up their hand after they have one of my workshops. They’re terrified. You know,
John Malanca 20:17
are you are, it will be a year, this January that I went vegan, you know, I have maybe a piece of fish, you know, once once a month, twice a month. But other than that, buddy mind, I said, Man, you look great. He goes, I went vegan, I’m an organic. And I said, count me, and let’s do it. And I haven’t missed the meat. And I was never really a big meat eater, but I you know, shake everyone’s well, chicken, turkey. But I don’t feel any inflammation on the inside. That’s the one thing and I don’t have a sweet craving. Am I missing something when it comes to nutrition?
Unknown Speaker 21:01
Yeah, vegans are very, it can be challenging, because you mentioned you were taking vitamin D, vitamin D is really hard to get from a vegan diet. And also the some of the key B vitamins are very hard to get because a lot of these B vitamins and iron, they’re in the meat products. Yeah. And so eating, I mean, the Mediterranean diet really says that if you eat poultry, and fish, you’re gonna live longer than somebody that eats red meat in a diet. So that’s why the Mediterranean diet is the is the healthiest one. But now they’ve gotten rid of red meat, and they’re now doing the green Mediterranean. Yeah. And so you have to take B supplements, you have to take some iron, you have to take some some vitamin D. And it’s the nice thing about this platform that we have, it has 12 different diets in it. So you can specify what diet is that you’re following. And then what it does is based on your biochemistry, and your health risk assessment and your genes, it tells you exactly what diet you should eat within that diet or this diet, it’s going to be healthy for you. And so it makes adjustments based on what your existing biochemistry and your situation is. And that’s the beautiful thing. So anybody can eat any diet, as long as we know ahead of time what your chemistry is doing in your body. And then it can make adjustments and it can say, eat more fish, take a vitamin D supplement, take a base supplement, and it’ll tell you exactly what to do to compensate for the things you’re not getting from the diet you’re eating. And so is this a blood test?
John Malanca 22:40
Is it lab work? or How are you? How would I get the design the right diet for me design?
Unknown Speaker 22:48
So in the ad platform, there’s four components
John Malanca 22:51
in this in this one on your website?
Unknown Speaker 22:55
Yeah, it’s got to be on there somewhere. Okay. I think I think the thing is, we sell these in the workplace to a number of employers that have bought this and are using it.
John Malanca 23:05
So is it just also for individuals that are listening if they wanted
Unknown Speaker 23:09
for individuals, but you know what, it’s really not on the market as an individual thing right now, we do have some doctors that are using it. So they get it that way through their doctor, not sure. But in this case, we have an advanced health risk assessment. And so this is like hundreds of questions, but you start off with 50. And then if the questions start to show that you’re doing something that is a little bit untoward. And maybe you’ve had a little bit too much weight put on or you’ve done something, then it starts to say, wait a minute, we think we need some drop down questions for you. And so then you’ll get the diabetes drop down questions, you get the heart disease drop down questions. So it’s the most advanced health risk assessment that’s available. And then at the end, it will say Do you want a blood test and then you go in, and you can get one of our two blood tests. One is 129 ones 199 days are these advanced biomarkers again, and then the blood mark, the blood test is added in and then your score changes. As soon as you put the blood thing, this is the score changes because it’s a score of one to 100. And if your blood work is not in there, and you get a score of like 95 I had somebody do that last week, then they put the blood work and the score went down to 80. Because they had things indicating that, you know, we’re in their blood that they didn’t know from the health risk assessment. And then for another $129, you can get a genome test, and instead of the 23andme, where you get 200 what we call single nucleotide polymorphisms snips, this one has 400 snips in it for the same price as the 23andme then that is thrown in to all the information now the computer is is saying, okay, we’ve made about 250,000 calculations now. And then you say, Yeah, but there’s 40,000 clinical trials here that we want you to look at. And so then, when those 40,000, trout 40,000 trials are factored in, that takes the calculation up to about a million calculations. So once you do the blood test, and the blood work, and the genome, everything is in there, all that takes about 30 to 40 minutes to put in, and then in less than a second, all the calculations are done, technology, technology, that’s the artificial intelligence part. So go Go on, sorry. So that’s when you not only get the score of one to 100, you get what your 10 existing systems look like. And so now you get a score for each system. Here’s your cardiovascular, here’s your skeletal, muscular, here’s your endocrine system. And so it tells you where your challenges are, and gives you the specific recommendations so that when you follow the recommendations, then you can not only see your score go up from 40, to 60, to 80 to 85, or 90, you can also see your systems changing, and you see what the scores are in the system. So it’s very sophisticated. There’s like a million recipes on there that you can look at. And so it’s really for, you know, we we the basic price for like 50 employees is $90 an employee per year. And so that’s cheaper than any other blood tested. Boy.
John Malanca 26:44
Yeah. Yeah. And I think I applaud employers that are doing stuff like this it about 12 years ago, because right after my father passed, my mom’s insurance reached out to her and said, Hey, Mrs. Malanca, you know, you’ve been with us for a while you you’re healthy, we would like to give you a lifetime membership at any of these five gyms. I thought way to think outside the box, guys, you know, let’s keep our, our, I guess they were patients to an insurance company, let’s keep the patients healthier clients healthy. So they’re not using having, you know, having to you know, have a high cost. And it’s, I think, just, it’s smart. It’s smart. And it sounds like this is what you’re doing as well, back to the diet. About a couple months after, after I changed my diet, you know, I just show you how human beings are about four months prior. So once you got to watch a documentary, and I said, Okay, I’ll watch it, I’ll watch it. And not until two months that I had changed my diet, and I finally watched this documentary, and it was the the game changers. What are your thoughts about that? It was Did you did you catch that?
Unknown Speaker 27:59
I saw parts of it.
John Malanca 28:01
Yeah. Good, bad, indifferent.
Unknown Speaker 28:04
Okay, you know, I I try to stay with doctors and, and clinics that I know, that I that I that I have worked with in the past. When I find somebody that has science that I’m interested in, and the protocols that I’m interested in, I kind of go with that. And I and I don’t go just jumping around and take a look at everything. People ask me for stuff all the time, and I will take a cursory look at something. But if it’s not really in my bailiwick of things to do you know this, there’s only so many hours in a day. And so you have to concentrate your efforts. And so unless it’s extremely science based, and really goes right into my pathway of interest, I just don’t have the time to look at everything.
John Malanca 28:52
Yeah, and there’s a lot out there’s a lot out there. You mentioned a DNA and genomes, there are some companies in the cannabis space that say get your your your markers from 23andme or ancestry.com, submit them into them, they’ll put them into their database, and they pop out what the best I guess type of cannabis in formulation is best for you, your individual and your DNA as well as battling any types of ailments. What do you thought to that?
Unknown Speaker 29:31
was sure, I mean, all these things, you know, everybody has, you know, cannabis receptors on their cells more in the brain than anywhere else probably. But again, it all depends on what your what your biochemistry is, and what your history is, what your genome is. And so yeah, there’s a lot of variables but you know, the Israelis have been doing the most research on this for the last 15 or 20 years. And so what Whenever I’m trying to find out whether there’s current research on a topic, I try to find one of those scientists from Israel, because they usually have a database that’s a lot bigger than some of the scientists in North America that have been messing around with cannabis. Not to say that there aren’t some really great scientists doing some great work, but they’re usually building on the work of the, of the of the scientists from Israel.
John Malanca 30:25
There are, and I think I read this in one of your articles 15 to 20,000, pure peer reviewed articles on the science behind cannabis. Did I read that correctly?
Unknown Speaker 30:37
That’s right. That’s right.
John Malanca 30:39
And, you know, so when they say and I and I agree with you that Israel is leading the way you’re leading the way China is leading the way, Canada’s leading the way, even even South America and I know it’s disappointing that United States is not the it, you know, the top 123 I don’t think they’re the top five when it comes to cannabis. And you know, it, I think they need to change the scheduling to get those because I, I had a patient a patient, I had a guy, I’ve talked to so many people, but she was a doctor or scientist, but you know, oh, no, she was a pharmacist. And she said she was doing a paper, she wanted to do a paper on cannabis. And they said, well, there this is, this is not research done here, United States you need to do, you know, find something that’s done here in the United States. And, you know, that’s disappointing because, you know, there’s, there’s so much information on the benefits of this plant not to take away from your test. But you know, bringing the body back to homeostasis. And that’s part of what you you talk about and, you know, in your, in your numerous writings, you’ve had an authored, but bringing the body back to homeostasis sleep in diet, and nutrition and immune is so important as well. And I think it’s tying that in and having that also part of an arsenal of tools in your tool belt to stay healthy. You said, there’s so much information out there, because I find myself, you know, reading and reading and taking a deep dive and then when someone comes to me, like someone did today, I have Hodgkin’s lymphoma, I’m thinking, Okay, it’s what what are the studies on cannabis? What are the studies in functional medicine? What are the studies in conventional medicine? And so, you know, I don’t know about you, when people come to me, I just feel like, Okay, let me get this information. You know, I’m not a doctor, but I’m a health advocate. And I and I, and I want to point people in the right direction, you know, share point people to you I’ve shared people to others that I feel are on the tops of their of their of their practice, I should say, and what they’re doing. And so do you recommend I know you’re in Florida, you’re in Sarasota, Florida. In Florida now is is? legal cannabis, cannabis legal there. Do you work with a lot of patients that way? Are you doing more with the workplace and employers?
Unknown Speaker 33:03
Well, I I’m doing a lot of work and a lot of different areas. But to explain exactly. The pathway that I mentioned before is, I was interested in cannabis enough to write that article. Yeah. But I didn’t really read interested in it again, until I saw clinical trial that said, a derivative molecule of cannabis is now been proven to be able to produce more beta cells in the pancreas. So one of the problems that probably was facing your wife, which she could not know, was how many how many beta cells she actually had in her pancreas when she was born. Because you can be born with under 50,000. And this is usually diagnosed as a type one diabetic is if they’re there when you’re born, but they kind of through the audio moon system, they they sort of are destroyed by the time you’re five years old, then they do have type one diabetes. But you can also be born with 200,000. And that’s a small number because a person, if a person is going to have a normal functioning pancreas, they need about two and a half million. And so if you have somebody with 200,000, versus somebody with two and a half a million, the person with a smaller amount has a 90% greater risk of having pancreatic cancer and diabetes than a person who has two and a half million, they can eat the same diet. And one of them would get pancreas by the time they get diabetes by the time they were 20. The other one wouldn’t get it until they were like in their 50s and 60s, because they just have more beta cells. So we’ve been struggling with this whole thing for years now. We know that Jim mania Silvestri has some activity. And that helps the pancreas to increase the population of the beta cells in the pancreas. But we didn’t know until this molecule from the cannabis came along that you could actually begin to multiply and then increase the multiplication of them. The problem is that that molecule is such a small component of the cannabis plant, it would take 50 acres to produce one ounce. And so now we’re looking for a synthetic version to replicate the molecular structure of this molecule, because we think that it will be much easier to do in the long term, rather than having to plant every other acre of land in the United States with cannabis. But we know this study is a valid study, we know this molecule exists. And so all of my concentration now is trying to find a way to get this particular molecule produced in mass, so that we can provide this to people along with diet changes, to get them to reverse their diabetes, if they have it, and to prevent it, if they if they are vulnerable. And so that’s my concentration now, I mean, I want to prevent disease. I’m really, really tired of repairing it and replacing. And, I mean, I still continue to want to do that. But if we know that 90% of cancer is preventable, yeah, 90% of diabetes is preventable, and 90% of Alzheimers is preventable, then that’s what we should be doing. And so that’s where I’m putting almost all my energy into prevention.
John Malanca 36:52
I you know, my dad was diabetic. And it wasn’t. It wasn’t a hereditary thing we grew up in, as I mentioned, I grew up in Japan, as well as an eight in the Philippines. But when we were in Japan, he worked for a bank over here, we were transferred over over over to Japan. And I didn’t know the story, too, I was older. But he he had another bank colleague that came over he went to dinner with my mom and my dad, and they went out and sushi. And that evening, they all got definitely Oh, my mother was the only one who threw it up. And the rest of my dad’s life and this other gentleman’s life had the same illness. Their gallbladder burst their pain, they had pancreatitis, they became a diabetic. And so I saw this, and, and he My dad was a healthy diabetic, if you can be a healthy diabetic, but you know, so when I hear diabetes, when I hear pancreatic cancer, those perked my ears up in prevention and reversing. I know you did a study about vitamin D, and I’m a big fan of vitamin D, what’s the day to day I do got 10,000. I use that too much.
Unknown Speaker 38:18
We don’t know because you have to get the test. And until you get the test, it’s kind of hard to know you can’t overdose on it. It’s kind of hard to do. But yeah, should be between 50 to 90 nanograms per milliliter. So that’s one of the tests that will be included in test that you’re going to get well. And once you find out, even if you’re in the 50 range, it’s still not a bad idea to take more, until you can test it and get into 80 8090 range. I mean, mine Mine is mine was in the 40s for the longest time. And then I learned about doing my sunshine, you know, 20 minutes we’ve always been on. And then I started to take five or 10,000 international units a day. And within six months, I got to like 93. And so I doubled my vitamin D. and vitamin D is really cool because it controls about 2000 different genetic expressions in the body for chronic illness. So it’s not just about cancer and about the flu. Although those are two of the most powerful uses of it. We know that it is the strongest antiviral vitamin d3. In fact, yesterday, there was an article that came out from 120 scientists endorsing vitamin d3 for the COVID virus. And this is an precedented these scientists were for all over America all over the world, from South America and Europe and China and Russia. And all these scientists had decided it was too It was just too much to bear that we’ve been under this pressure for the last almost a year now this virus? Yeah. And as an example, our friend Dr. Fauci didn’t say anything about vitamin C, or vitamin D, or the immune system until about a month ago. And then all of a sudden in an informal interview, which is good, then got caught up in some other somebody else broadcast that. He said, Oh, yeah, I take vitamin C and vitamin D every day. And I thought to myself, well, excuse my language, but what the hell were you going to tell us? You know, here’s the top biologist in the world, has never mentioned, the immune system once has never ever mentioned vitamin C or vitamin D. And yet he takes it every day to improve his immune function. I’m sorry, but that that board that’s borderline unethical, to have that knowledge and not share it. And so the media and the medical community have been, have been collaborating to suppress this information. And actually, I think this is, again, tantamount to malpractice if they’re doctors, because we know that these and other things are really strong antivirals. And they should have told us that the immune system is the key to this, and that if they don’t, we know also the University of North Carolina, and Stanford University Medical School both did studies on the the adult metabolism in the United States, and found that 90% of people were metabolism, weak to the volt to invulnerable to a Coronavirus. That means that there’s virtually nobody that has an immune system strong enough to resist this virus. And yet, they’re not talking about this at all. I found those studies, other people can find those studies, but you won’t see it on CBS or NBC or ABC, you won’t see it on Fox News. And you won’t see any of the doctors talking about it. And if they were to talk about it, what they’d find out is that vitamin d3 is the number one preventative element in the world against cancer. And it’s been used to not only prevent cancer, but to treat cancer. And we now have at least a half a dozen studies that show that when you have levels of vitamin D between 30 and 90 nanograms per milliliter, you reduce the risk of breast cancer by 77%. You reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 83%. This is just we have a cancer epidemic. We now have a flu pandemic, and all the tools that are available to help to arrest these diseases. And these problems are being ignored. Because they tell me that the pharmaceutical industry pays for about 70% of all the advertising and all the big media coverages in the United States. So whether it’s magazines, or newspapers, or television or radio, they have their hands in everybody’s pocket in advertising. And they’re the biggest contributor to election campaigns. So to me, the number one thing if I was president on the Senate on January the 20th, I would say we’re going to stop allowing drug companies to advertise on the media. We’re the only industrialized country in the world that allows prescription medications to advertise in the media. The only one
John Malanca 43:42
with a lot of money behind that you you mentioned vitamin D with cancer and immune system. You know, when crin became ill and talk about you just when you get that diagnosis of being scared. And you just I mean, I consulted with doctors, we consulted with doctors all over the world, from Italy to the UK to New Zealand to Australia brought her down to clinic in Mexico and numerous medical professionals here in America. And 1.1 medical professional that I worked with over in Australia. It was vitamin D how much vitamin D You know, his first thing was get into a deserted island getting the water, eat fruits and vegetables but also but the minerals in the water. And I said you know if you’re having a nervous breakdown, I would love to do that. You know, don’t answer phones closure, and I said but I can’t do that. It’s cancer, pancreatic cancer. We live in California. And then he shared about vitamin D and what he does with all his patients, and the vitamin D levels, not from you know IVs or droppers but I but vitamin D from the sunlight. And what he shared was that you know heats up the capillaries in the blood converts HCl and if the sodium Potassium and chloride are also on the higher levels of the Healthy Body numbers on the scale, it will attack the cancer cells. It was working, it was where even our doctors here were just blown away saying, continue that. I mean cringer cancer markers started going down, her pain levels were were dropping, she was standing up taller. And then that year was the Napa Valley Fire here in California, about an hour north of us. And the smoke was so bad throughout the bay area that we couldn’t get outside in those 10 days, and she declined rapidly. And so I’m a big fan of vitamin D. and I share that, you know, I do that every day. Get outside if you’re able to, for both men and women, if you’re able to get the sun on your torso, depending on where you live, I don’t want to hear any neighbors. But but it is important. And I was reading one of your articles that you sent over. Is that vitamin C about I think it was about 125,000 people in this study showed that they took over 4000 I use a vitamin D, and the pancreatic cancer rates dropped at 6% or something like that. I mean, when I read that, you know, my eyes welled up with tears, you know, I mean, I, I’ve learned so much about cancer, when Chris was in it, but also you prior to that, because her father, but when she was in it, and after, and like you, I mean, you can just keep on going and going and going and going and researching all these different studies. And what works for one person may not work for the other side, I don’t want to ever give anybody false hope. But having this arsenal of information out there, you know, does kind of make you feel crazy at times. But a lot of this stuff makes sense. And that that to me. And that to us made sense to us to vitamin D,
Unknown Speaker 46:44
you know, has great science behind it. And some of the greatest, most prestigious universities and medical centers in the world have been working with MD Anderson works with it. I mean, there’s lots of places that are doing studies in this area. Yeah, the problem is they don’t collaborate as much, and they don’t share the information is readily and it doesn’t get into the media as much. But you know, in the last couple of minutes, maybe what we can’t do all the different tests, I get the principle behind these advanced test is usually diseases is diagnosed in what we call the last three stages of cellular deterioration, when cells become dysfunctional, mutated or diseased. But there are three other stages, the early stages are when cells are stressed, when they’re weakened, and when they’re challenged. And so I’ll give you just a couple of examples of what happens if you don’t have the right test. Because soon as you get stressed. And when you can see that stress, you can see it with thermography as an example. thermography is completely different than mammogram autography you need 4 billion cells to see the tumor. And even at that it’s only got a 65% accuracy. But with thermography, you get a 95% accuracy with 200 cells. So they can see these 200 cells and they’re heating up. And when that heat that represents stress. And so when you see those 200 cells, then you say, okay, we’re going to now put you on a detoxification program, we’re going to do stress reduction, we’re going to do nutrition, then after three to six months, you do another test, those 200 cells are back to normal, because they were only stressed, they weren’t mutated, they weren’t disease. So another one that that’s pretty much in that same category is the gluco marks dex, the good lyco Mark test, the glyco mark test is the number one test for sugar. They use the a one c it’s only a 90, it’s only a 90 day average. They use the total glucose. And it’s just it’s a fasting test. And it doesn’t mean anything because the majority of your sugar challenges happened two hours after you eat. And so what we’ve got is people eat three times a day, they’re diabetic for six to eight hours every day. But when they fast and they go get their blood work, then they’re normal again. And so this echo Mark test actually factors in what happens after you eat.
John Malanca 49:26
And so you don’t need this. Basically, you don’t have to take the test first thing in the morning if you go down to
Unknown Speaker 49:34
take it any time. And in fact, when women are pregnant, yeah, and they and they get what they call the glucose challenge test. They actually give them 75 grams of sugar, glucose. And so then they watch them over three hours and they see how high your insulin and your glucose goes up. And then they see how quickly it comes down. And so if you can come back to normal within two and a half hours, then all your all your insulin receptors on your cells are working and your pancreas is working. So the glyco mark test is kind of similar to that it can catch something happening on your insulin receptors, your pancreas five to seven years before the ANC death. So now we have validation that the things that we talked about before about the the 5000 markers in the body, enzymes and the 5000. Other biomarkers, we now know that we can validate that those tests by comparing it to other tests. And one other that I’ll give you is one called the galectin, three tests. And galectin three is also looking at some other changes. So it’s looking at how fibroids develop in your body. And so if you see that you’ve got this activity going on in this collection, the three tests is kind of an indicator that you’re moving towards either cancer or heart disease. And so then, if you if you eat a better diet, and you take a product called modified citrus, pectin, by yondu, can consume that for three to six months, all of a sudden, your galactic three levels go from 17 and a half down to 13. I know because that’s what mine did. And so this, this galactic three is one of the most, this modified citrus pectin is one of the most amazing treatments for all cancers. Because if you can get that in your body soon enough, then you’re going to get your galacta three levels down, you’re going to get lot of your other cancer markers done in men with their PSA as they were able to get their PSA is reduced in 12 months by 70%.
John Malanca 51:54
Wow. So the package three that she’s talking about is in powder form. Are you Is it is it in an IV? Is it a pill,
Unknown Speaker 52:01
you see, that’s the that’s the interesting thing. It can be an IV, and it can be and it can be a powder, and it can be a chewable tablet. But But this goes back to the to some of the things that Dr. Thomas is doing in Mount Dora. We also know that inflammation, cancer is an inflammation disease. And so we now know that this new supplement called specialized pro resolving mediators are the most powerful anti inflammatory bar none prescription or non prescription because it resolves stage one and stage two of inflammation. Stage One is you address the inflammation and you push it back and it’s in a better state. You can do that with curcumin or a lot of anti inflammatories. But with stage two, you actually resolve the pain and the inflammation and get the cell to go back to reverting to normal. Once we learned that, then the oncologist like Dr. Thomas said, Wait a minute. Maybe we can look at these, what we call resolvins that are from fish oil. And he and they found that were six of them. And in cancer, they call them D one D two D three d four D five D six. And now he uses intravenous resolvent in his cancer treatments. And so when I say that he’s doing state of the art cancer treatment, he’s got curcumin intravenously, he’s modified citrus pectin, he’s got the resolvins So these things are bypassing the digestive system and getting right into the cells of the body. And this is there’s a whole series of tests that I have that do this I even have a test that measures how much DNA damage has been done in your body acuity over the last over your whole life is called the eight oh h GED test. And it’s one of the only tests it’s a urine test that can actually measure the cumulative DNA damage being done to yourself. Then you do your detoxification as you do your treatment. Guess what? You’re going to have reduced challenge in the eight oh HDD test. So we can actually see through galectin three through C reactive protein through the glyco mark, we can actually see patients improving biochemically
John Malanca 54:35
is this are all these products? Is this something that you can get over the counter? Do you need to do you need a prescription from a doctor?
Unknown Speaker 54:44
I mean, all these things SPM c reactive protein, rather modified such perspective. They’re all on my website. Okay. So most of them are there to be purchased and you know, I see I don’t have a lock on this. You can buy the many Yeah, I just happened to make sure I have the most highest, the highest quality products, and I had them at the best prices. And so you can get your test here. And then you can get your supplements. And you can go and actually measure three to six months, am I improving. And so Dr. Thomas has a lot of other cancer marker tests that I don’t have. But I have the basic ones that are included in this protocol. And so I have this protocol with these 20 different tests in them, that will actually identify whether you have the beginnings of the cellular changes that are going to point you in the direction of cancer down the road. And so we’re looking at your vitamin C levels, we’re looking at your co q 10 levels, we’re looking at homocysteine, we’re looking at a lot of different things that are going to give us an idea that something is happening in your cells that’s moving yourselves towards cancer. Now I have the same thing for Alzheimers.
John Malanca 56:00
That was after we we’ve talked about cancer and diabetes. And I know if because the other killers are heart disease as well as his brain issues. And I know, Parkinson’s dementia all fallen down. Are you finding success with that?
Unknown Speaker 56:17
Yes, absolutely. I have a whole program on my site called the brain health program. It has a lot of assessment tools on there. And so you can find out you eating the right diet, or you’re taking the right supplements. And then it gives you a sort of a personalized program. In fact, I developed this three or four years before I got into the artificial intelligence thing. And so yes, I mean, almost every disease now every chronic illness, we have a protocol for it. And and so we know that this six stages of cellular deterioration, actually is very accurate, extremely accurate. And we base all of our protocols on finding these illnesses and those first three stages. And if we can do that, this is when we can get the 90% prevention right is like Alzheimer’s, is it also a treatment or is it a prevention because it sounds like the other stuff is prevention? Oh, you know that some people have done amazing work on this. David Perlmutter was doing the initial work 1015 years ago. And then about six years ago, Dale Bredesen wrote an article that he did on a small clinical trial where he had 10 Alzheimers patients. And he he did something very unique because every other study that had been done on an Alzheimers vaccine or medicine, it only measured one thing. And what Dr. Bredesen found out was there 38 markers that actually indicate that something’s happening moving towards Alzheimers. And so he tried to develop a protocol that actually addressed all 38 of those markers. He did that so effectively, that within three months, 90% of those people were now testing normal again, as opposed to being Alzheimers and dementia challenge. When I say normal, this means within a range, each with the symptoms actually being addressed adequately enough to go back to a normal job opportunities or other things. And the only one person didn’t respond. And this was the person with the most advanced Alzheimers. And now he’s trained 500 or 1000 doctors around the country in his protocol. And his book, The end of Alzheimers is absolutely the most amazing book that’s ever been written on Alzheimers. And I can tell you that because every other study that was ever been done on a treatment for Alzheimer’s had a 99.6 failure rate because they only tested one thing. So the Cleveland Clinic looked at all those studies and could not find one that had an adequate solution. Because their own they’re testing for one thing, no chronic disease can be treated with just one thing. And 99% of the time, it needs multiplicity of things. So mono therapies don’t work. Multiple therapies do work. That’s the bottom line.
John Malanca 59:20
You mentioned and I want to be crazy in your time as well. You mentioned a Dr. Thompson. Dr. Thompson you said
Unknown Speaker 59:31
John Malanca 59:32
Tom Excuse me. Is he is he an MD? Is he an oncologist
Unknown Speaker 59:37
he’s no he’s a do with a Masters of Science. All the all the people who endorsed my my COVID long haul or thing, either have a PhD either have a do with a Master of Science, or an MD with with a masters of health or an MD with a Masters of Science. So these three that endorsed my, my COVID long haul or protocol are three of the most preeminent doctors and scientists in the in the country. And so that’s why I feel so honored to have them endorsing my COVID long haul or protocol. Because we’ve been, we’ve been treating people for months with COVID. And we’ve never had any person go to the hospital, we’ve had never any person die in the long haul, or some of them have up to three, five months of being a long haul or with prolonged symptoms. And we’ve been 100% effective with every one of them. So I’m not saying we have 100% cure. Yeah, I say that about COVID, because it’s a very sensitive topic. But all I know is the protocol that I’ve been using has been highly effective with people that either didn’t have it and wanted to prevent it, had it in one of the treated or had it in the long haul and wanted to treat it. We’ve treated all three types with the same kind of basic protocols. And that’s that’s another show, what is your definition of a long hauler, I
Unknown Speaker 1:01:03
need somebody that has
Unknown Speaker 1:01:04
that this has gone past the point where they’re testing positive for the virus, they’re now testing negative, but they still have brain fog, they still have headaches, they still have throat problems, they still can’t breathe properly. So they’re having continual damage in the cell. So the virus keeps on performing this damage in about six of the key organs in the body. And without being tested without testing positive. And so this is the miraculous thing about this virus.
John Malanca 1:01:35
Well, there’s so many different symptoms, you know, I think I had it when I was overseas, passed in January, I was over in Asia. And flying over there, on January 1, people were talking about the China flu, the China virus, and while I was over there trying to prove her virus, and you’re hearing making its way through, remember one day I was I grew up over there. So we had a school reunion there about 1600 alumni that showed up in the class in 1950, the class of 2020. And it was just what an event that was our school had been open for 100 years. 19 2020. So it was, you know, some of these guys I hadn’t seen since I was a teenager. And so but we just picked up right where we left off. But a lot of us, john,
Unknown Speaker 1:02:24
I got another thing that I got to join in two minutes,
John Malanca 1:02:28
no problem. We’ll check anyway. So love to get you on back on the show talking about COVID if you’re up for that as well. I would love and I was always told, if you don’t ask the answer is always No. But I’d love to take try your test. To see where my help is. And, and, and share the results. Is that something that we can work offline?
Unknown Speaker 1:02:50
Absolutely. Let’s do it.
John Malanca 1:02:52
So I’ll let you get to your next next show. And I appreciate Dr. Ben for coming on and so much information. I mean, I know that you and I could be on there for I mean, we’ve had long telephone calls like this, too. So how can people find you?
Unknown Speaker 1:03:07
Dr. Charles Ben’s calm Dr. Charles Ben’s calm.
John Malanca 1:03:12
And I’ll put that information on there. And we’ll talk offline and how I can get that test and we’ll get you back on. I’ll read my results.
Unknown Speaker 1:03:18
Thank you so much, john. I really appreciate the opportunity. Yes.
John Malanca 1:03:21
Bless you and your wife, and thanks for your time and we’ll see you soon. Everybody. Hope you enjoyed that John Malanca. United patient group. Be informed be well, and we’ll see you again. Dr. Benson. We’ll see you as well. Have a great day. Bye Bye. Thanks. Bye bye.