EP 126 - The Rogue Pharmacist - Live from the ASCP School Forum: Designing the Best You - Healthy Mind, Body, and Skin

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The beauty industry encompasses businesses and services geared toward helping people look their best, but the industry is profoundly changing. People are looking past the surface to learn about systemic change and how to truly care for the skin from within. Recorded live from the ASCP Skin Care School Forum, Benjamin Knight Fuchs, RPh, discusses the future of skin health and designing the best you. This episode takes a closer look at the link between good nutrition and healthy, glowing skin. Can we turn back the hands of time just by adjusting our diet?

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) presents The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R.Ph. This podcast takes an enlightening approach to supporting licensed estheticians in their pursuit to achieve results-driven skin care treatments for their clients. You can always count on us to share professional skin care education, innovative techniques, and the latest in skin science.

Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and skin care chemist with 35 years of experience developing pharmacy-potent skin health products for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Ben’s expert advice gives licensed estheticians the education and skin science to better support the skin care services performed in the treatment room while sharing insights to enhance clients’ at-home skin care routines.

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Ep 126 - The Rogue Pharmacist - Live _FINAL 



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0:00:55.8 S1: Today we have a special episode of The Rogue Pharmacist with Benjamin Knight Fuchs. Tune in to listen to Ben's presentation at the 2022 ASCP Skin Care School Forum live from the Jacquard Hotel in Denver, Colorado. 


0:01:10.0 Benjamin Knight Fuchs: Thank you everybody. Hello. Nice to see everybody. So how many of you guys are healthcare professionals? Wrong, you're all healthcare professionals, and that's the point of this talk. You're all healthcare professionals and you wanna think of yourself as a healthcare professional. And the missing link in skin care is that we don't think of ourselves and we don't think of skin care as healthcare, yet we all say, the skin is the body's largest organ. It's an organ of the body, but we don't treat it like an organ of the body as consumers or as therapists or as business owners, as school owners. I saw this because I'm not a skin care person necessarily, as much as I'm a health care person. 


0:01:57.4 BF: I went to pharmacy school and I became a pharmacist, and then I became a skin care formulator as a pharmacist because I saw that my patients were experiencing the same thing that your patients are experiencing, and your students are experiencing, and probably you yourself are experiencing, and that is that nobody's satisfied with their skin, nobody's satisfied with their skin care. We have millions of skin care companies. Alright, not millions, 100,000 skin care companies. Why do you think we have so many skin care companies and why do you think we have so many skin care products? It's because nobody's happy, everybody's scrolling through Instagram for the next product, or for the next company, or for the next idea, or for the next celebrity. And the reason nobody's satisfied with their skin care is because we don't address the skin as an organ of the body. 


0:02:51.1 BF: If you had your liver on your elbow, you'd be like, "Stay away, do not come close. Do not touch me." And the last thing you would do is rub something all over your liver, but we don't think that that's a problem when it comes to our skin. We don't understand the nature of the skin because we don't understand the nature of our bodies, because we are scientifically, present company excluded perhaps, but as a culture, we are scientifically ignorant. We're afraid of science, we are afraid of chemistry, we're afraid a biology and present company excluded, this is how the masses think. Chemistry, biology, technology, science is intimidating to people, and that is bad news, because what that means is we're not gonna be able to understand how our skin works. Again, present company excluded, but as a culture, we're not gonna be able to understand how our skin works, so we can't treat our skin correctly. 


0:03:46.0 BF: But it's also good news because it means we have opportunities. We as therapists have opportunities to be heroes to our customers. We as consumers of skin care products have opportunities to really create changes in our skin, to make our acne disappear, to make our hyper-pigmentation a thing of the past, to make our dry skin never appear again. And as school owners, we have an opportunity to present ourselves as a different kind of school, as a modern school, as a 21st century school, as a school that understands that giving our therapists, our students, and soon to be therapists, understandings about how the body works and how the skin works, will make them better therapists and help them have better businesses and make them more successful in their lives. 


0:04:41.3 BF: So what I'm gonna do today, is I'm gonna talk to you about some of the ways that we can incorporate whole-body into the reductionist science, that is the skin. And by reductionist, I mean, when we see a pimple, we wanna treat the pimple, when we see a rash, we wanna treat the rash, when we see dry skin, we wanna go right on the dry skin. That's kind of like if you go to the... How gross can I be here?  


0:05:14.9 BF: Well, we're all healthcare professionals, we're all therapists in this room or should be. If you went to the GI specialist with a stomach problem and he tried to tell you to treat the turd in the toilet bowl, you'd think he was crazy. But that's what we do when we treat the pimple. That's what we do when we treat the eczema. That's what we do when we treat the rash. We're treating the excrement, we're treating the end result, of course, it's gonna not work. Do you know that if you go to a dermatologist today, you will get the same medicine that you got in 1960. If you go to a dermatologist for acne, what are you gonna get? Retin-A and tetracycline, same thing that you would have gotten in the 1960s, it hasn't changed. 


0:06:04.2 BF: Our skin care procedures from a medical perspective are antiquated because we are treating the end result, we're treating what we see. And this represents failure, and it also represents, as we'll find out here momentarily, opportunity. So real quick about me, how many guys have heard of me or have seen any of my work? Okay, great. So I've been around for a while, I started formulating products in 1982, believe it or not. I went to pharmacy school at CU. And some of you have heard this story, I was walking through the basement of the School of Pharmacy one day, right here in Boulder, and I smell this pepperminty smell coming out of one of the rooms, you've heard the story a million times. And I walked into the room and there was a little old man tinkering around some beakers. I say he was a little man, he was probably about 50. At the time, he looked like a little old man to me. And he was tinkering around some beakers and I started chatting him up. 


0:06:54.4 BF: Next thing I know, he's like, "Ben, you wanna be my research assistant?" I was like, "Yeah, I wanna be your research assistant." Well, it turns out that this little old man was Dr. Tony Jones, and he was the guy who invented Blistex, the medicine Blistex. And the Blistex research facility is in Boulder, Colorado, in the basement of the School of Pharmacy, it was back in the 1980s, and for the next four years, while my colleague were off getting their internship hours, I was getting my internship and drug service. I was getting my internship hours in the Blistex lab, learning everything you could possibly imagine about the skin, about skin care, about ingredients, about testing, about formulating pretty much soup to nuts how you make skin care products. 


0:07:30.9 BF: When I graduated pharmacy school, I started what's called a compounding pharmacy. How many guys have heard that term? These days everybody's heard of compounding pharmacies. For those of you who haven't, a compounding pharmacy is where the pharmacist makes the medicine. So at a compounding pharmacy, a pharmacist will actually make things for you, he'll make the pills, he'll make the capsules. Well, I started a compounding pharmacy for the skin, where all I made was skin care products and I discovered some very interesting things. One of the most important things I discovered was that when you heal the skin, you beautify it. And as I said, the missing link in skin care is health, the missing link in skin care products is healing. And if you cannot put your favorite moisturizer, your favorite anti-aging product, your a favorite wrinkle cream on a cut, or on a scrape, or on a burn, it aint a wrinkle cream, it ain't in the anti-aging product, it ain't a moisturizing product, truly a moisturizing product, because the same mechanism that heals the skin, beautifies it. 


0:08:41.0 BF: And we all know that intuitively, that's the test for you. If you can't take your favorite anti-aging product and put it on your baby's diaper rash and have it heal that diaper rash or accelerate the healing in that type of rash, it's not an anti-wrinkle product. That's worth the price of admission right there. And these are the things that I learned in my pharmacy because people would come to my pharmacy and they would say things that you guys probably said yourself, "Ben, nothing's helping my eczema. Ben, my skin is drier after I put my moisturizer on than it was before. Nothing's helping my hyper-pigmentation, my skin looks terrible. I can't find products that work." 


0:09:11.8 BF: So I took it upon myself to start compounding, that is making skin care medicine for people, and what I discovered was, that when you treat the skin the way you treat the inside of the body, you get results. So for example, if you have a cold, there's something that you can buy at the grocery store or the health food store, the vitamin store, that will help you get over that cold quickly. There's something you can buy on the internet that will help you get rid of that cold much faster than anything a doctor can give you. What is that? Vitamin C, zinc, melatonin, essential fatty acids. I realized in the pharmacy setting that if I treated the skin nutritionally from a topical perspective, I could get results that were better than drugs, and this was in the early 1990s. 


0:10:13.3 BF: This was before there were nutrition stores everywhere and everybody was taking supplements, and people knew about how to take care of themselves using vitamins and minerals, and essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids. This was a radical idea. And this is the first thing as a therapist or as a skin... As a school owner or as a teacher or as anybody in the skin care world, even if you're a chemist that you wanna know, and that is, if you treat the skin topically using nutrition, topical nutrients, you will get results that transcend anything that's in an ordinary skin care product. Now, you all know about vitamin C, I'm sure, topical vitamin C. 


0:10:56.2 BF: You probably know about topical vitamin A, but do you know about topical minerals? Do you know about topical electrolytes, do you know about topical vitamin E, do you know about topical arginine or topical glycine? These are all tools that you have available to you as a therapist and as a school owner if you wanna teach this. And so today's modern aesthetician or today's modern school should have topical nutrients available to their patients or available to their students to work and to learn so that they can use it on their patients. 


0:11:32.7 BF: The second thing that you wanna understand, if you wanna leverage all of these new possibilities for addressing your skin... And by the way, let me just say this real quick, the skin is so forgiving. If you have acne today, four to eight weeks from now, you don't have to have it anymore. Do you know acne can disappear never to be seen again once you employ all of these strategies? How many of you would love to have that kind of power at your disposal for your therapist or as a teacher for your students, that's what's available to you if you understand all these mechanisms. 


0:12:06.6 BF: So eternal nutrition is also important. Internally, nutrition is a very overwhelming subject. How many of you guys have been to a health food store and you look at the vitamins and you look at all the bottles and you say, "oh my God, what the heck am I supposed to do here," right. Well, we're in the business, imagine what the average person thinks. Sometimes I look at the wall of vitamins and I don't know where to go. 




0:12:32.5 BF: Thank you for laughing at my jokes, by the way. At least I have one person who thinks I'm funny here. So the world of nutrition is very vast subject. One of the things we pharmacists learn to do is, is we learn to take very complex ideas and shrink 'em down to make it easy to understand. If you're like most people, if you have a question about your medicine, if you have a question about herbs, if you have a question about a disease stage, or if you have a question about a prescription, you go to the pharmacist, that's what most people do. And pharmacists are very proud of saying, "We are the most trusted profession." Because we get this role of being able to explain things to people. I do that with nutrition. In fact, I consider myself to be a nutritional pharmacist, in the sense that I use nutrients. In fact, I tell people that nutrients are what drugs dream they could be. 


0:13:17.6 BF: When Prednisone goes to bed at night, it dreams it was vitamin C. Why? Because nutrients have something that drug companies spend billions of dollars researching on how to get, and that's something called a therapeutic window. The therapeutic window is the difference between how beneficial something is and how toxic something is. Drugs have a very narrow therapeutic window, and the goal of drug companies is to find drugs that have a wider therapeutic window, that is they have lots of benefits and no toxicity. Well, guess what? That's what nutrients are. Nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids are exactly like drugs in terms of their therapeutic value, but the opposite of drugs in terms of their toxicity. There's lots of medicines out there with therapeutic value, but they're all toxic. Nutrients have all this power that you could want with no toxicity. Why is that?  


0:14:25.2 BF: It's because nutrients are part of you, they're part of your body. When you put a drug inside your body, your body has to mobilize its resources, ironically, it's nutritional resources to get rid of that drug. And the number one toxicity of drugs is nausea and vomiting. Nausea and vomiting, that's the number one toxicity, if you look at the package insert on all your drugs, the first adverse reaction, the first side effect of toxicity is nausea and vomiting. Why is that? Because you put it in your body and your body is like, "Get this Satan behind me." It tries to get rid of it. In fact, when you take a prescription drug, the dose that you take has to be higher than the dose you need to account for the fact that your liver is getting rid of it. 


0:15:20.7 BF: When you take a drug, your body exhibits something called the first pass effect. And the first pass effect is your livers detoxification of that drug. So the doctor and the drug companies have to raise the dose to account for your liver getting rid of that poison. And indeed, drugs are poisons, they suppress things, that's why you have antiarrhythmics or anti-hypertensives, or anti-inflammatories or my favorite, antibiotics, which literally means against life. I saw this as a pharmacist and I couldn't live myself, and that's why I started using nutrition. Nutrition gives you the benefits of prescription drugs without the toxicity, and on top of that, there is no such thing as a drug deficiency disease. ADD is not a riddle in deficiency, hypertension is not a beta-blocker deficiency. 


0:16:12.6 BF: Cardiovascular disease is not a digoxin deficiency, but it is related to a magnesium deficiency, it is related to a vitamin C deficiency, it is related to a B-complex deficiency. Are you beginning to see that we have these vast tools at our disposal to help us in our personal lives, to help our patients in their lives, and as school owners to help our students have powerful and successful careers. So cut to the chase, and if you're interested in this nutrition talk, I call it the eight chapters of the nutrition, and you can Google it. 


0:16:47.6 BF: And by the way, I have tons of YouTube videos where I talk about all this kind of stuff. So I call it the eight chapters of good nutrition, and this is gonna be really succinct and not comprehensive, there's tons more, but I'll give you an idea of what's available to you. So the eight chapters of good nutrition are divided into two compartments, we call them macro, meaning big nutrition and micro, small nutrition. Macro nutrition is protein, fats and carbohydrates, and fiber, and water. Micro nutrition is vitamins, and minerals, and a few accessory nutrients, and they're all important. Sometimes people will say to me, "What's the most important nutrient I can take?" 


0:17:26.7 BF: And I would think to myself, I like baseball. I always think, what's the most important position on a baseball team? If you like music, what's the most important instrument in an orchestra? None, they're all important. There's no most important. That's a trick question, yes. They're all important. All nutrients are important, and you need to have the whole team, just like you need to have a first baseman, and a second baseman, and a short stop, and a catcher, and no one position is more important than the other. So in macronutrients you have protein, your body is mostly protein. If your body is a machine, the gears are protein. Protein deficiency is one of our most common deficiencies, because protein is expensive. So most of us are substituting our protein with cheaper foods, or if we get protein, it's not quality protein. In the skin protein keeps your skin moist. 


0:18:17.5 BF: Do any of you guys know that dry skin could be a protein deficiency issue? Protein acts... The building blocks of protein... Who knows what the building blocks of protein are called?  


0:18:30.0 BF: Anybody Know? Come on, you guys, Amino acids. Absolutely, we can make this... We can make this interactive. Right? Is that okay? Yes?  


0:18:41.4 Speaker 3: Yes. 


0:18:42.2 BF: Yes, yes. Jeez You guys are quiet. No more after lunch for me, I wanna talk before lunch. Alright. 


0:18:50.0 BF: Yes, amino acids are responsible for moisturization of the skin because they are components of what's called the natural moisture factor, how many of you guys have heard of the natural moisture factor, do you know that the dumbest thing you could ever put on your dry skin is a moisturizer... Is that shocking?  


0:19:13.8 BF: When you put a moisturizer on your skin, your skin gets the message, it does not have to make the natural moisture factor. 


0:19:23.3 BF: When you put a moisturizer on your skin, you suppress its natural chemistry, when you put a moisturizer on your skin, you assure that you will constantly have dry skin. When you put a moisturizer on your skin, you will experience what everyone in this room is experiencing, and that is being addicted to your moisturizer. 


0:19:42.8 BF: And by the way, we love that Blistex, how many of you guys can't go 15 minutes without chapstick or Blistex? Dr. Jones became a very wealthy man. Because of that phenomenon, you see, your lips are loaded with the natural moisture factor because they're kind of sticking out, so nature has prepared your lips to be able to withstand desiccation and wind and environmental assaults by loading it with protective natural moisture factor, amino acid-rich natural moisture factor, you put your Blistex on, your Chapstick, whatever it is you're using, you suppress your lip's natural moisture Factor, 15 minutes later you are like, "I better get some more of that Blistex, more of that chapstick." 


0:20:28.9 BF: Can you relate? Yes. It is hidden in plain sight people. Everybody knows this. 


0:20:35.7 BF: When you wear a moisturizer, you suppress your skin's natural moisture factors, so what do you do if you have dry skin? First of all, a moisturizer isn't gonna help, and ironically, we sell tens of billions of dollars of moisturizing products in this country, you would think nobody would ever have dry skin, right. People have moisturizer in their locker and in their purse, and in their office and in their home and in their bathroom and in their kitchen, moisturizers everywhere, but everybody has dry skin. Hello. This should be obvious, right? So what do you do?  


0:21:09.6 BF: You stimulate the natural moisture factor, you turn it on, you activate it, and you give the body and the skin the raw materials it needs to make the natural moisture factor, first and foremost is protein. 


0:21:23.5 BF: Especially the proteins that contain... The foods that contain the amino acids, arginine, glycine and glutamine. Now, I wish I had the time to talk to you about all the different amino acids and all the different proteins, and there's a lot. Long story short, you want about 40% to 50% of your calories coming from protein and quality protein, and the best protein is not cooked. I will give a truth sample kit to anybody who can tell me right now, what is the best food to eat to moisturize your skin? What? Plants? One food, no it's not plants, but one food... No one knows, it is this one food, it is not only the most important food to eat, if you have dry skin, it's the most important food to eat, period, and the reason it's the most important food to eat period, hang on, hang on, You guys hang on No water it is not a Food. Offer is off the table you guys by the way, 'cause I gave you a shot. Alright. 


0:22:28.1 BF: I did hear somebody say it over here, by the way, so let me tell you why this is food is so important. You see, our bodies, we look at our bodies and we see a body, but our body is not a body, it's a made up of things, in fact, I tell people, our body is made up like raisin bread by... What are the two components in raisin bread? Raisins and bread. 


0:22:51.8 BF: No, not Raisins brand, raisin bread. 


0:22:53.8 BF: Raisin bread. And So what are the two components?  


0:23:00.1 S3: Raisins and bread. 


0:23:00.4 BF: Raisins and bread our bodies are built up like raisin bread, except we don't call it raisins and bread, because we're not raisin breads we are people... So people are made up like raisin breads... We have two compartments, we have raisins and bread, but we don't call them raisins and bread. We have a different name for them. You see, the raisins are called... Well, but before I tell you what they're called, let me just say this, the raisins are magical raisins, imagine if you had raisins and you would put them them on your counter and you went off and you came back, and all of a sudden those raisins were raisin bread. You would say, "Oh my God, that's magic." What if those raisins made the bread... That'll be magical raisins. Right, well, guess what, the body is magical too. 


0:23:38.2 BF: And really, the more you study the body, the more you wanna get on your knees and praise God because it is so amazing what makes our bodies up. I became a deeply spiritual man in Biochemistry 101, when I just studied and learned what was going on inside our bodies, this is a magical system that we have, so the body is made up like raisin bread, but we don't call our... The components, raisins and bread, 'cause we're not raisin and bread, we call them cells and stuff... Cells and stuff. 


0:24:15.6 BF: Our body is made of cells and stuff, except the cells make the stuff, when we treat our skin, we're treating the stuff, we need to be at the cells. The reason nutrition is so important is because it addresses the cells. The reason our skin care fails is because we address the stuff, you see, the cells are not stupid, they need to have a menu from which they eat from, and that menu has been around for four billion years, and that menu or three and a half billion years, that was when the first cells arose, and that menu is Nutrition, the nutrients are the menu that a cell eats from, and the most important food you can eat for your skin's health and moisturization or for your body's health is a cell. 


0:25:03.9 BF: Yes, and we don't call it a cell, we should call it a cell... I love that she says, "what?" 




0:25:10.9 BF: We don't call it a cell, we call it an egg... An egg is an egg cell. When you eat an egg, you're eating a cell, and the reason why eggs are so powerful is because they have everything you need to make a cell, including all of the factors you need to keep your skin nice and soft and tender and moist. You have the proteins, you have the fats, you have the magical precursors to the ceramides, which you guys have all probably heard of now you have the essential fatty acids, you have the vitamins, you have nature's perfect food. The reason why eggs are important, another reason why eggs are important is because you could eat them without denaturing the proteins, without breaking the proteins down, which is why you wanna eat your eggs raw. 


0:26:00.6 BF: And before you say, "uhh." And turn your nose up. Anybody have an Orange Julius?  


0:26:07.2 S3: Yes, orange Julius. 


0:26:07.2 BF: What do you think an Orange Julius is? What's an orange Julius, orange and what? A raw egg. 


0:26:16.3 S3: Egg white. 


0:26:16.3 BF: Not egg white. A raw egg. Yeah, raw eggs make things taste creamy. Raw eggs contain natural fats, and we all love fat. Raw eggs contain natural emulsifiers that pull oil and water together, raw eggs tastes delicious in smoothies. When you think of raw eggs and you turn your nose up and you're thinking of the texture, but if you crack it into a smoothie, it makes everything smooth. It acts like an emulsifier, and it's the ideal skin moisturization food bonus, It's great for your brain too, and it's great for your heart too, and it's great for your organs too, because it contains all of the nutrients that are responsible for making a cell. Now again, I wish I could be comprehensive here and tell you about all the other wonderful forms of protein and wonderful forms of the amino acids, but let me just tell you a couple 'cause I can't tell you everything. Nutritional yeast, another absolutely powerful skin food for moisturization because it contains, and other things too, I'm saying moisturization, but just skin health in general, because it contains all the building block amino acids. Oysters, another powerful food, nature's living food, seaweed another powerful food that contains... 


0:27:27.0 BF: You don't like seaweed, I take it. If you don't, like seaweed go to an Asian market and get dried seaweed and crack it on to your... Crumble it onto your salad. It is so yummy. It's delicious, you will love it. They even have seaweed snacks now. 


0:27:45.0 BF: Seaweed is another powerful food, Seaweed is ocean grass, and it contains all of the elements that are responsible for making a whale or for making... Sea moss seaweed. Seaweed by the way, is just a fancy name for a bunch of algae that are stuck together, and that's a whole another story, I wish... Yeah. 


0:28:04.2 BF: This stuff is so cool and so interesting, I wish I had time to talk about it more. Second chapter is probably the most important chapter in all of the eight chapters of the nutrition for skin health, and that is fats. Now we tend not to be as Fat-phobic here, but rest assured, if you have any skin problem, it's in the fats, see the cells that make up the surface of the skin, what are those cells called at the surface of the skin, anybody know?  


0:28:30.5 BF: It starts with a C. Say it louder. Called a corneocyte, correct. A corneocyte is a hard cell, corneo means hard. And it's actually very interesting because the corneocyte has a characteristic that is unique among all the hundreds of cells in the body, we have about 200 or so different cells in the body, and the corneocytes are the most unique because they are dead, but those dead cells are very functional, because they hold everything in place, the corneocytes are embedded in fats, and that fat is partially cholesterol, partially ceramides, which everybody's heard about, partially something called fatty acids, which everybody's heard about, and those fats come from the diet, if you're not getting the right fats in your diet, you will not have the right fats in your skin, if you do not have the right fats in your skin, you will have what is called barrier issues, if you have barrier issues, you will have every single skin problem you can name, whether it's eczema or whether it's dry skin or even... Everybody's horrible skin disease, the most horrible skin problem that people have as they get older, which is hyper-pigmentation, do you know hyper-pigmentation is a barrier issue that's secondary to deficient fats at the level of the corneocytes in the stratum corneum. 


0:29:47.0 BF: So making sure you're ingesting enough fats is key. Fats come in two various forms, but there's two that are said to be essential. What does the word essential mean in Nutrition?  


0:30:01.0 S3: You need it. 


0:30:02.3 BF: You better have it. It's like air. If you don't have an essential nutrient, you die, there are two fats that are essential, they're called essential fatty acids, and they are like a cure for dry skin, they are like a cure for eczema, they are like a cure for skin sensitivity. How many people have heard their clients say, "I wish I could use Retin-A, but my skin is too sensitive, everything I put on my skin... My skin is so sensitive, everything I put on my skin makes me break out," that should never happen. That's a sign of a defective barrier, the number one cause of a defective barrier is insufficient fat intake. Here's the thing, if you have insufficient fat intake, that is causing a barrier deficiency that's causing hyper-pigmentation or dry skin or eczema or sensitive skin, you also have a fat deficiency that is shortening your life. Do you get this? This is how serious it is, and this is how serious skin care problems are, and this is how serious our job is, we can save lives, we can prevent cancer, we can prevent heart disease by seeing dry skin as something that can be addressed nutritionally, as something that could be addressing at the causal level, this is the kind of power we have, when you treat somebody's dry skin by putting them on an essential fatty acid supplement... 


0:31:15.4 BF: You add years to their life. This is the kind of thing we do as skin care professionals, we could add years to our client's lives. There are other kinds of fats that are important as well, but for the most part, the essential fatty acids are the key fats for taking care of your skin and the heart, fine you would have to supplement with them, they're not gonna be found in foods, and I hope you guys are hip to supplementation because foods are just not gonna do it. You have to eat a bathtub full of flax seeds and all kinds of pounds and pounds of fish and all kinds of grains, which have their own problems in order to get enough Omega and omega 3 and omega 6 fats from your food, so get a product called Udo's blend U-D-O-S B-L-E-N-D. Get it in liquid, and then call me up and thank me. 


0:32:04.4 S3: Please spell it one more time. 


0:32:04.7 BF: Because... UDO's blend U=D-O-S, there's a lot of different ones. I like Udos blend. Chapter three, carbohydrates. We got plenty of carbohydrates, and ironically, that's the one chapter that we don't necessarily need, except for one type of carbohydrate that should make up the bulk of our calories... What is that carbohydrate that should make up the bulk of our calories?  


0:32:32.6 BF: Say it louder, vegetables, vegetables, vegetables, vegetables in your schools, and in your salons and in your kitchens have a Vitamix or a ____, make your clients fresh veggie juices. Make your family, your kids fresh veggie juices, if you have a school, keep it in the break room. Make fresh veggie juices. And you notice I said veggies. I didn't say fruits, because when we hear about fruits and vegetables, we always hear fruits, and vegetables like that. Like that That's how we hear it. We say, "Oh, fruits and vegetables, no problem," watermelon, bananas, blue berries, apples, pears, I get all my fruits and vegetables... Right. Well, fruits are good, there's great things in fruits, but most of that stuff is in the peel, most of the good stuff in the fruit is in the peel so if you're eating fruits, make sure you are eating the peel and make sure you're eating the small fruits that have a higher peel to pulp ratio. 


0:33:31.9 BF: More peel to pulp, berries like blueberries and Blackberries and Huckleberries and strawberries. Berries contain lots of Peel relative to the pulp. There's good stuff in the Pulp, but most of the good stuff is in the peel because that's where nature put the protection... What we call the good stuff is the protection, the medicine is in the outside, vegetables are so good because they don't have an outside and an inside. A plant has an outside and an inside. 


0:34:00.4 BF: Who knows the difference? I'm sorry. Fruit has an outside and an inside. Who knows the difference between a fruit and vegetable. 


0:34:05.9 S3: Seeds. 


0:34:06.6 BF: Seeds correct. So nature has protected the seeds with a peel. Vegetables don't have seeds, so nature doesn't have to protect them, so all the nutrients are dispersed in the vegetable. You guys get this? And when you're eating your vegetables, cook them in butter or steam them in butter, because you'll release the phytonutrients. By the way, vegetables are in the sun all day long and they never get skin cancer. Why is that? Because they have compounds in them that deactivate the sun, and when we eat those compounds, those compounds go into our digestive system, they go into our blood and travel through our body and deposit it in our skin and protect us from the sun too. It's the best sun protection you could ever use, is vegetable juices and vegetable pigments of all kinds, but the pigments are hard for the body to process because the pigments don't come out as well, they're sticky, especially as we get older, pigments are located in the part of the plant that's fatty. If you have a gall bladder removed or a gall bladder problem, if you have a liver issue and 100 million plus Americans have liver issues, if you have a pancreatic issue or a stomach issue, you may not be absorbing your fats, if you don't absorb your fats, you won't get those pigments out of the veggie as effectively... 


0:35:33.8 BF: And this is especially problematic with women as they get older, and this is one of the main reasons why women's skin becomes more sensitive to the sun with age, is because they're not processing their fats correctly, you can support fat processing at the level of the pigments by brazing your veggies in oil, not oil but butter, you never wanna use oil. You wanna use butter, there's another reason for that too. Butter, by the way, is a health food in case anybody doesn't know it, who knows why we call butter "butter?" What's the word butter come from, anybody know? Butter comes from a fat called Butyric acid, Butyric acid is a special fat that protects you from colon cancer, butyric acid is a special fat that makes you satisfied and happy, butyric acid is a fat that is so important for a happy brain that you can buy it at the Health Food Store under the name GABA. GABA stands for Gamma Amino Butyric Acid. And GABA is a supplement that people take when they're depressed or when they have anxiety or when they can't sleep, that same GABA is available to you through butter and Butyric acid. 


0:36:54.0 BF: Butyric acid is a creativity supporting fatty acid, it's an immune system supporting fatty acid, and it's found in butter. So, as you're braising your broccoli in butter, you're supporting mental health. Do you guys begin to see how much power we have that we're not using? As an educator, can you see the tools that you can share with your clients? As a school owner, can you see what's available to you to teach, to present yourself as? This is just scratching the surface. I could talk to you for hours. 


0:37:21.3 BF: Chapter four is fiber. Fiber is important for way more than bowel movements. I have a radio show, by the way, I have a radio show I do every Saturday and Sunday called The Bright Side. I call it the bright side because I was sick of all the negative stuff that's out there, I wanted to present some good news. And on The Bright Side, I had a guy, a guest, who was a doctor, and he was promoting something called the carnivore diet. Have you ever heard of the carnivore diet? The carnivore diet is a diet that's all meat. Well, it turns out that there's no fiber in meat, there's no fiber in animal foods. So, the carnivore diet doesn't give you any fiber. So, I said to him, I said, "Doc, what about all the fiber that you get?" He says, "Oh, you don't really need to have fiber because you could have regular bowel movements by making sure that you're taking magnesium," and he mentioned some other things. 


0:38:14.1 BF: Because that's what most of us think when we think of fiber, we think of important for the bowels, for the intestine. And by the way, it's very important for the bowels and the intestine. And I wanted to talk about this, but I'm gonna run out of time. One of the most important things for women to understand and for estheticians to understand is the hormone estrogen. Do you know 90% of people who have autoimmune diseases are women? Do you know 90% of people who have hypothyroidism are women? Do you know 90% of people who have depression are women? Do you know women are much more likely to have chronic long-term degenerative diseases than men? What do you think that's due to?  


0:38:54.8 BF: Because you have to deal with us guys. No, that's not why. [chuckle] That's not why. That's not why. That's a joke. Yes, it is? [laughter] No, that's a joke. The reason is, is because of estrogen. Estrogen is a stress hormone. It's an inflammatory hormone. Do you know most people who suffer from COVID are women? I'm sorry, are men... Because estrogen strengthens the immune system. It raises immunity. Estrogen is a inflammatory, immune activating, stress manifesting hormone, but it's not just estrogen. 


0:39:36.5 BF: It's toxic estrogen. You see, estrogen is broken down and it's cleared out of the body. When we don't clear estrogen out of the body, toxic estrogen builds up. And this is where fibromyalgia comes from, and this is where fibroids and cysts come from, and this is where dysmenorrhea comes from, and this is where infertility comes from, and this is where auto-immune diseases come from, and this is where hypothyroidism comes from. All of these are signs of build-up of toxic estrogen, secondary to problems eliminating estrogen. 


0:40:05.0 BF: So, one of the most important things you can do if you have any of these health challenges is support bowel functioning by eating fiber, by eating more fiber. Fiber, of course, is found in vegetable foods, but you can make your own fiber beverage, this is one of the best drinks you could ever eat if you're trying to lose weight or you're trying to protect yourself against estrogenic health challenges. 


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0:40:29.9 BF: We're out of time, I'm sorry guys. 


0:40:36.8 S3: You'll never make it to the door. 


0:40:38.2 BF: What's that?  




0:40:40.4 BF: So, I could tell you, I've got tons of stuff to talk about here, but I just want you to get a sense of the power that's available to us, that we're not leveraging, that we're not taking advantage of, and that nobody's telling us this, why should you have to come to a talk and hear some crazy pharmacist guy talk for 45 minutes about this stuff? Why isn't this common knowledge? Why isn't this on every healthcare show, healthcare radio program? Why isn't every doctor telling us about this? It's because we don't treat ourselves the way we're supposed to treat ourselves. We have a medical model that doesn't teach us about our bodies, and we're intimidated as a culture by the basics of how the body's built: Biology, biochemistry, chemistry. 


0:41:20.9 BF: So, one of the best things you could do if you wanna support fiber or support estrogen metabolism or estrogen detoxification... Well, not only support estrogen detoxification and not only support bowel functioning, because fiber is also important for bacteria that live in the colon, bacteria that live in the colon are supportive of the immune system. Do you know you're more likely to have COVID if you have the wrong kind of bacteria in your colon? Do you know almost everybody, unless they're supplementing, is going to have a condition called dysbiosis, which means the wrong kinds of bacteria in the colon? And dysbiosis is related to every health challenge, including all the skin diseases, whether psoriasis or eczema or acne, or even just plain old dry and aging skin. 


0:42:02.5 BF: Fiber helps support the bacteria that live in the colon. Fiber is also one of the best ways to lose weight. If you are one of those folks that has to eat all the time, or you find yourself bored and you're eating... And by the way, you can tell if you're really hungry or not, and you're eating from your head and not from your belly. If you ever say to yourself, "I'm really hungry," but that just doesn't sound good. Do you ever say that? "I'm really hungry," but that doesn't sound good, then you're not hungry. See, we eat from our heads, we don't need from our bellies. So, if you're one of those people that can't stop eating, you have to eat, or you wanna lose weight, or you have estrogenic diseases or you're constipated. 


0:42:42.6 BF: We have a constipation epidemic. Yes. And I'll tell you why that is here in a moment, but estrogen is pro-constipation. It's a constipating substance. Yes, that's right. In addition, it's suppressing the thyroid, which is also pro-constipation, you go get yourself some organic flax seeds and they cost you about $2 a pound, and you get a little coffee grinder, it costs you about 15 bucks at K-Mart. If they still have K-Mart... 


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0:43:15.1 BF: Alright, I'm old. That was my first job, by the way, it was at K-Mart. That was my first job, is K-Mart Pharmacy. And when I got fired at K-Mart pharmacy, the guy says to me, he goes, "Ben, you're just not cut out to be K-Mart material." [laughter] I thought that was really... I didn't think it was funny at the time, but it was pretty funny. Anyway, you get yourself a little coffee grinder at Target, and you grind a fresh flax seeds, get the golden ones, there's more nutrition in the golden ones than there is in the brown ones, and get the organic. It's cheap as heck, $2 a pound or so. You grind the flax seeds, you get the powder, you put it in water, you put a little bit of stevia, or a little bit of honey, some clove and cinnamon, you drink it down, it's the most delicious fiber drink you'll ever have, and there is almost as much protein in flax seeds as there are in egg. 


0:44:02.0 BF: So you get protein, it's depending on the water, how much water you add, you can make it thin, you can make it thick or however you want it. If you add chia seeds, you can make it like a pudding, once a day or twice a day. You can't do it too much. You can't overdose on it, if you do too much all at once, you may get your stools maybe loose, so you don't wanna go all out, you wanna build yourself into it slowly, you'll get vitamin E, you'll get all the plant nutrients that are in the flax, and there's tremendous plant nutrients that are in the flax, and you'll get protein and you'll get the most amazing fiber, it'll help you with your bowel movements, it'll help you with your estrogen, it will help you with your brain, it'll help you with every part of the body, and it'll cost you pennies. 


0:44:40.7 BF: And it's so delicious. If you put in a little... Put the spices in, and I like clove in Cinnamon in mine, I do it every day. Chapter five is fiber... I'm sorry, it's water. Water is very interesting, how many guys have heard if you have dry skin, drink more water?  


0:44:58.2 BF: How many of you guys have noticed that your dry skin disappeared when you drank more water? Nobody ever has said, "I drank more water, my dry skin went away," that's because there's two kinds of water. There is what we call... Is this mine? This is mine. There is this kind of water, we call that bulk water. And it's very important, by the way. 


0:45:21.1 BF: And you want it clean, the best kind of water is reversed osmosis or distilled. Then there's the second kind of water, and the second kind of water is called Magic water. I call it magic water, 'cause I like magic, but its technical name is structured water. Structured water is water that has a crystalline chemical structure that allows it to conduct electrical energy effectively. In fact, most of the water in your body is structured water, and that allows the electricity to travel through the body quickly. 


0:45:56.2 BF: At the end of the day, we're not chemical beings, we're electrical beings, and the only reason nutrition works is because it facilitates electricity. Anything that you could do to facilitate electricity will make you healthier and stronger, and structured water facilitates electricity. Animals that are fed structured water are healthier animals. Structured water is found in fruits and vegetables, it's found in natural sources. Now, you could buy certain forms of structured water, they have structured water in bottles, but the best kind of structured water is gonna be found in natural sources, in fruits and vegetables. Most of us don't get near enough vegetables, in fact, 80% of the calories in the standard American diet are from processed foods. 


0:46:36.5 BF: The biggest problem with processed foods is it doesn't contain water. So, we're eating foods without the water, this is where dehydration comes from, and you're not gonna be able to correct it by strictly by drinking plain water because that's not the right kind of water, you need to have the structured water, which is where fruits and veggies come in, which is where the veggie juices come from. Water can help you with... Structured water can help you with pain, structured water, when we don't have enough water, our joints, and our cartilage shrivel up. When we don't have enough structured water, the enzymatic reactions in our skin do not happen correctly, and our skin cells don't flop off as they should, we say we had ashy skin, or we say we have crusty skin. 


0:47:20.5 BF: All of that is a sign that there's not enough water to facilitate the chemical reactions in the skin, how many of you guys have heard you don't wanna drink water with your foods, it dilutes your juices. Wrong. You need to have water in your foods, because foods have to be mixed with water in the digestive system. When you digest, when you eat a food, it gets turned into this soup Mass called kyne, and that kyne drops into the intestine. Without enough water, that's not gonna happen as effectively. 


0:47:49.6 BF: So, water is important for digestion. In fact, you'll find if you're drinking water with your meals, you're not eating as much food because you're getting more bang for your buck, more value from your food, you can process your food more effectively. Chapter six is the vitamins, there are two kinds of vitamins, there's water vitamins and there's fat vitamins, the water vitamins are the B-complex and vitamin C, and they're both critical, and because they're watery, you need to have them all day long because you pee them out, these days everybody knows about drinking water. So we're all drinking water, right?  


0:48:22.7 BF: What does that mean? That means you go into the bathroom more, that means you're losing your water-soluble nutrients, the B-complex and vitamin C, you wanna be doing throughout the day, and these two vitamins are ridiculously important and valuable, special for skin health, the fatty vitamin... I'm sorry, the watery vitamins are responsible for fast-moving tissues, for fast-moving chemistry in the skin and the digestive system and the brain, the fatty vitamins, you can remember by the acronym, DEAK, and they are phenomenally important for long-term health because the water-soluble vitamins responsible for fast things, fast-moving energy or fast-moving of chemical reactions, the fatty vitamins are more sustained, they're more for long-term growth, long-term repair, cellular chemistry. DEAK, vitamin D is crazy valuable for the immune system, in fact, Vitamin D is important for all the cells in the body, what's the best way to get your vitamin D? The Sun, and please do not be a Heliophobe, love the sun. You don't wanna burn. You don't wanna burn, but you need the sun. And when I'm in the pharmacy, there are certain products that I have to formulate that I don't really wanna formulate, but I have to because they're on a prescription, and what I do, when I have to formulate with these products... 


0:49:44.2 BF: I wear a mask and I wear gloves because I don't wanna touch these ingredients, yes, they're the same ingredient that my patients are rubbing all over their body, but I don't wanna breathe them or touch them. And among the most toxic ingredients that I have to work with, that have a skull and cross bones on them when I buy them from the manufacturer are sunscreens, and I don't wanna be... I don't wanna rain on anybody's parade here, but you wanna be very, very careful with sunscreens. 


0:50:13.1 BF: In fact, what you really wanna do is wear a sun block, not a sunscreen. And that's an important distinction that I heard. I was very happy to hear somebody tell me about that distinction, who was that I was talking to earlier, was that you... That was you. Yes, you were smart. You want a sun block, not a sunscreen. But even better, wear your sun block after you get a little bit of sun. Everybody feels better when they're out in the sun, you eat less food when you're out in the sun, you have less stress when you're out in the sun, the sun provides you with photonic energy, that photonic energy turns into electric energy. 


0:50:51.0 BF: We are solar beings. Do you guys know this? Our skin is a solar panel that turns sunlight into energy to drive chemical reactions, yet we have a culture where we're terrified of the sun, you don't wanna burn. Burning is never a good thing. And hyper-pigmentation is not caused by the sun, hyper-pigmentation is not caused by the sun. When you were a kid and you were out playing in the sun, did you hyper-pigment? No. Hello, it's obvious. You ever see a kid with hyper-pigmentation, they're out in the sun all day long and they don't hyper-pigment... See, these things that I'm telling you, if you just do a little critical thinking, you'll see, it doesn't make any sense. Hyper-pigmentation is caused by barrier deficiencies in the hormone estrogen and cortisol, and this is why when women are on birth control, what do they get? Hyper-pigmentation. When they're pregnant, what happens to them? Ask a pregnant... When they are on HRT they hyper-pigment. Hyper-pigmentation is estrogen and cortisol and a stress hormone I should say in a defective barrier. 


0:52:00.3 BF: Vitamin D is incredibly valuable. It's hard to get it from foods. Because we cook our foods. So get it from the sun, vitamin E is your protective vitamin, that's one of the best sun-protective vitamins there is, in fact, that's its main role is to protect us, to protect cells. And it is sun protective, I make a sun block, it's not really a sun block, but it has some block properties, and one of the most important ingredients in it is vitamin E. 


0:52:21.7 BF: Vitamin K, You are going to start to hear a lot about vitamin K for the skin because vitamin K activates enzymes that are important for wound healing. After your peal, after your laser, after any invasive therapy where you're damaging the surface of the skin, get your patient on Vitamin K or use topical vitamin K. It's a hidden gem. Vitamin K is an anti-bruising vitamin, if you know somebody who's gonna have surgery, get them on vitamin K supplements a couple of weeks before and a couple of weeks after, and they'll have less bruising. Vitamin A is probably the most important of all the skin vitamins. What's the technical name for Vitamin A?  


0:53:05.2 BF: Retinol, retinol. Technically speaking, retinol is a precursor to active Vitamin A and understanding vitamin A chemistry is critical for today's modern aesthetician. Understanding vitamin A Chemistry is critical for schools who are training as aestheticians to be, understanding vitamin A chemistry is critical for the consumer who wants to have beautiful skin. In Pharmacy, we know good and well about retinoic acid because retinoic acid is the only FDA-approved, Anti-aging and topical ingredient, anti-photo damage topical ingredient, anti-acne topical ingredient, only FDA-approved ingredient that's been known and shown and approved to reverse, not just prevent, but to reverse photo damage that's occurred. 


0:53:54.4 BF: And there's lots of imitators to vitamin A, because vitamin A is a family of vitamins, but the best is retinoic acid that requires a prescription. Retinol is the second best, it does not require a prescription, but it's weaker than retinoic acid, so you need to have a good of retinol if you're gonna go with retinoic acid, the problem with retinol and retinoic acid is people say... It's too aggressive. People say is too inflammatory, people say they can't use it. If you hear that from anybody or if you said it yourself, make sure that you're using your UDOs blend, your UDOs blend will protect you from skin sensitivities. 


0:54:32.9 BF: Another cool ingredient that you can use orally and topically, and I use it in my topical formulations to protect against retinoic irritation that will allow you to use retinoic acid, that will allow you to use retinol is something called phytosterols. And you can buy phytosterols at the health food store on the internet, just phytosterols supplements. Phytosterols are also great for the female reproductive system and the male reproductive system, so bonus there. 


0:55:00.8 BF: And then you have your minerals. Your minerals are chapter seven. Minerals are very tricky. In fact, they're the most tricky of all of the chapters in the handbook of your nutrition, minerals are the trickiest ones, even nutricians don't really understand minerals because there's different kinds of minerals. The most important minerals are the ones that are found in plants, which come from the soil, because our soils have been over-farmed. 


0:55:26.5 BF: And because farmers these days are depending on fertilizers and on herbicides and pesticides, we don't really have the kind of soils that we could use, but if you're a gardener... How many people are gardeners here or farmers or... If you really wanna have a nice bushy plants, you know what you do with soil? You sprinkle minerals on the soil, except you sprinkle plant-derived minerals on the soil, and you can buy them at a garden shop, but you can take those same minerals orally and we should be doing it in fruits and vegetables, that's how we're supposed to get them, but you can get them as supplements and bonus, these plant-derived minerals, these soil minerals are electrically active minerals. They're electrically active because they dissolve in liquid, if you take a rock and you put in water. What's gonna happen? Sink to the bottom, right? But if you take a plant derived mineral and you put it in water, it dissolves and it generates an electrical charge, it's an electrified mineral, and it's so fascinating how these minerals are produced, they come from the earth and they're produced at the level of the soil, and good soil is rich in these minerals, we should have them in our foods and vegetables, but we don't, so you supplement. 


0:56:41.4 BF: Get yourself on a supplement called Fulvic minerals. And use them topically. Fulvic minerals are so amazing, not only are they nutritional on their own, but because they're electrical, they go to cells and they open up garage doors, they're garage door openers, say what? Cells have garage doors on them. Okay, so they're not garage doors, I'm being metaphorical, they're called Gates... In fact, technically, they're called voltage gates, and the electrical energy in a mineral, a plant derived mineral opens up voltage gates. 


0:57:21.1 BF: And not only do minerals, the minerals themselves going into the cell through the voltage gates, but anything that's attached to the minerals. Minerals are electrical so they pull in vitamins, they pull in fatty acids, they pull in amino acids, and this is why plants become healthier and stronger when you sprinkle minerals on them because the minerals go into the plant cell, they open up the plant cell voltage gate, they dump the minerals, they dump the nutrients in the soil, you get beautiful plants, but the same thing happens in your skin, and it happens in your body, and not only can you do this by taking your fulvic minerals internally, but it happens on your skin too. 


0:57:55.3 BF: You can put fulvic minerals on your skin, plant-derived electrical minerals on your skin, and not only will you get the benefit of the minerals, but you'll get the benefit of the other ingredients that you're putting on your skin because it'll pull them all in. In fact, drug companies are now using fulvic minerals to help deliver drugs into cells, are you beginning to see how powerful we can be when it comes to our healthcare? Now, this is just the handbook of good nutrition. 


0:58:21.1 BF: I didn't get to talk about Chapter 8, but there's one nutrient in chapter 8 called N-Acetyl Cysteine. N-Acetyl Cysteine is so important for the immune system, it's so important for the liver, it's so important for building strong skin, that is now illegal. Okay, it's not quite illegal, but it's gonna be. If you go to an emergency room with liver poisoning, they'll put NAC right into your blood, because it's kept in emergency rooms as a liver detoxifier. But guess what, the same NAC that you take orally will also protect your liver. N-Acetyl Cysteine. 


0:59:03.3 BF: It's very important for collagen production. In fact, NAC is good for almost everything, they're using it to treat obsessive compulsive disorders, they use it to treat addictive behaviors, and it's important for the liver, and it's one of the most important things you could take if you have acne. It's one of the key ingredients in my Blemish Repair Complex, if you guys have used my Blemish Repair Complex supplement. And I formulate supplements as much as I formulate skin care products, by the way. Another really important accessory nutrient is digestive enzymes, and not just for digestion, clearly, they're important for digestion, they're called digestive enzymes, but they're also anti-inflammatory, for people who have back pain, for people who have joint pain, arthritis. Digestive enzymes can help you with migraine headaches, they can help you if you have dental pain, if you just come home from the dentist, and most importantly, digestive enzymes thin the blood. On a radio show, I tell people all disease is Cell Disease. That means All disease begins at the level of the cell. In fact, there's no such thing as a disease that's not a cellular disease, you know, there's no such thing as breast cancer, there's no such thing as breast cancer. 


1:00:09.0 BF: There's breast cell cancer, there's no such thing as prostate cancer, there's prostate cell cancer. There's bones cell cancer, there's pancreatic cell cancer, and if you wanna treat cancer, you don't treat the organ, you treat the cell. NAC, N-Acetyl Cysteine helps treat the cell, digestive enzymes help treat the sell, all the nutrients that we just talked about are about the cell. So if you have a certain procedure done, digestive enzymes can help suppress inflammation, they help thin the blood, I say on my show, all diseases are cell disease, but all cell disease is preceeded by dirty blood. Dirty blood is blood that's sticky, blood that's sludgy. Blood that has lots of fats in it. 


1:00:51.4 BF: There's no skin disease that is not preceded by what's called dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia means messed up fats in the blood. When we eat the wrong kinds of food, we end up with inflammation at the level of the intestine and toxins go into the blood... Who knows what that's called? Leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome and I'm almost winding down guy here, you guys, I got five more minutes, leaky gut syndrome is when things leak into the blood, especially fats, especially one kind of fat, LPs, if you wanna eliminate leaky gut syndrome, stop eating French fries. 


1:01:36.7 BF: But once you're on your UDO's blend, once you're on your UDO's blend, you're not gonna want French fries, in fact, try this little experiment, how many guys are gonna get Udo's Blend. Okay, when you get your Udo's blend, do a table spoon, right away. Okay, and first of all, that'll be a good way to diagnose yourself if you have a gallbladder problem or if you have liver problem, or if you're not processing your fats, because you'll feel queasy. If you feel Queasy after you eat fats, that's a sign that you're not processing your fats. It could be a precursor to gall bladder issues or liver issues or pancreatic issues, problems eating fats are signs of all of these kinds of dysfunction of all these organs, especially the pancreas. But once you start eating your fats, one of the cool things is the french fries won't taste good to you, and by the way, you think you like French fries? Try french fries that don't have a lot of fat in them. 


1:02:29.0 BF: Try French fries, air fries are good. Air fries are good. But you wouldn't eat air fries unless they had salt on them, would you? We don't like French fries, we like oil and fat and sugar, we don't like French fries, that's not... What do you think happens when you take a potato... If you looked at a potato under a microscope, what you'd see is a lot of little holes, little microscopic holes in the potato, all starches have lots of little holes in them, you take that starch and you dip it in a special kind of fat that gets hard right away. Like Crisco, exactly. Vegetable fat, and then that fat hardens inside the little holes, and then you sprinkle salt on there and you have every human beings favorite trifecta, sugar and salt and fat. 


1:03:16.2 BF: And that's if you wanna make a million dollars somewhere, just find a way to combine sugar and salt and fat together, and I'm getting the big [1:03:22.7] ____ here, but I just want to let you you know, there is... I'm about to get the big hook, you now, like on the Gonk show. Thank you. But listen, I could go on, I could tell you, but this is just some of the things that I didn't get a chance to tell you about, but that are important. 


1:03:36.3 BF: I was gonna tell you about the importance of the lymph. I was gonna tell you about the importance of movement, I was gonna tell you about the importance of breathing. I was gonna tell you about what I call SMEP, which is the four elements of good health, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. I was gonna tell you about meditation. I was gonna tell you about the stress nervous system versus the relaxation nervous system. 


1:04:00.4 BF: I was gonna tell you about something that you're gonna hear about in the future called MTOR. MTOR. And MTOR is now known to be the cause of accelerated aging, and that's calorie restriction of the... I was gonna tell you about that too I was gonna tell you about the ketogenic diet and all of our major anti-aging strategies or anti-MTOR strategies. I'm not gonna get a chance to tell you about that, obviously. However, I want you to know, these are all tools that we have at our disposal that we can use for our children, for our husbands, for our family and loved ones, for ourselves, for our students, for our parents. We have all of these available to us. 


1:04:36.7 BF: We're not being told that, but it is as simple as just getting on the Internet and doing some research. And if you wanna make it even simpler, we have a way of getting this information out to you that you can find out about at our booth, call 2360 if you haven't, and this is a software program, an app really, that we have available to you that will have you... That will have me in your salon or me in your school, or me available to your patients or to your therapist as well. It will have me through this app called 2360, it also has a way for you to purchase products, it also has a way for you to schedule appointments. We call it 2360 because it provides you with everything you need to have an awesome business, including and especially, awesome techniques and tricks and tips for keeping your patients healthy. Because at the end of the day, we're all skin care professionals here, but ultimately we're healthcare professionals and healthy skin is beautiful skin. Thank you guys very much. 


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