Category Archives: Doctor Shows

Episode 298: Being Lean and Feeling Great!

On this episode of the #captains log with Dr Daller, work on your core and drink lots of water. Notes on cleaning your diet, functional workouts, and stability. Six pack abs on the way!!

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Episode 294: Mom that’s not a healthy school lunch!

On this episode of the #captainslog Dr. Daller is helping us pack lunch! School is back and it’s its time to mark sure we are starting the school year with good nutrition! Dr. Daller is going to explain all the foods you shouldn’t start the day with and what you should leave out the lunchbox!
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Episode 290: The Worst Food You Can Eat

LIVE WITH DR DALLER Meir Daller. The good, the bad, and the WORST foods you can eat! #naplescaptainslog

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Episode 286 : The Stages of Sleep with Dr. Daller !

LIVE WITH DR DALLER Meir Daller WHY Do we need to sleep? #thecaptainslog


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Episode 277: Get Your Java Facts!

On this episode of #naplescaptainslog we have #drmeirdaller discussing whether #coffee is the new #healthy addiction?!

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Epsiode 268 What Are You Vaping?

Captain Brien and Doctor Daller tackle the trending topic of vaping! What is it? Is it healthy? Why is it popular? Tune into this episode of the #naplescaptainslog for all the details!

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Epsiode 264 Say Cheese!

Captain Brien is joined by Doctor Saman Freedman to decide whether or not he should fill the space in his front teeth. Lave us a comment with your recommendation!

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Captain Brien: Good morning, good morning! We’re back on the Captain’s Log with Dr.Saman Freedman. Yes, did I say it right?

Dr. Freedman: You said it right!

Captain Brien: I tried, I tried. Awesome. So, we talked to each other on Instagram, and I told you that I’ve been to three different dentists, and they tell me no. That I shouldn’t fill it. Is there a reason why I shouldn’t fill it, fill the teeth space? Yeah, this one, right here. That one. What do you think?

Dr. Freedman: I think it’s a personal preference.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: It’s called a diastema. And that can be a relapse from braces. You’ve had braces before?

Captain Brien: I did, yes.

Dr. Freedman: If you don’t wear your retainer.

Captain Brien: Can you open that? We can share it to your,

Dr. Freedman: If you don’t wear your retainer,

Captain Brien: fan page.

Dr. Freedman: a lot of times what ends up happening is you get that space back.

Captain Brien: And I got it.

Dr. Freedman: And you got it.

Captain Brien: Correct.

Dr. Freedman: Now that’s a personal preference, some of my patients love the space because they feel like it’s their character. So even if I do cosmetic work on them, like veneers, we maintain that space. And other patients want to close that space, and that’s why they come to me.

Captain Brien: I’ve been looking at it for a long time, and I keep going to different dentists and they say, don’t do it because of that. You say it’s like a personal preference, but I kinda feel like I wanna close it.

Dr. Freedman: I think it would look very nice if you did close it, it’s very easy to, you have different options. You can close it with something permanent, or with something like Invisalign. You know, it all depends on what you wanna do.

Captain Brien: What, what do they do, what would you do to close it?

Dr. Freedman: One way of closing the space is by getting veneers,

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: Everybody’s heard of veneers.

Captain Brien: Yup.

Dr. Freedman: They’re very popular. It’s basically like porcelain, that

Captain Brien: But, do you have to pull out my regular teeth?

Dr. Freedman: No, there’s no pulling of your teeth.

Captain Brien: Oh!

Dr. Freedman: We’re not giving you dentures, we’re closing the space.

Captain Brien: Okay, I just wanted to make sure, I don’t want my teeth yanked out.

Dr. Freedman: No no, no yanking. So basically, what we do is we just very minorly, very conservatively, prep the teeth. And by that we just take away .5 millimeters of enamel, so you still have your enamel. And we cement porcelain, on top of your teeth.

Captain Brien: Like caps? Like little

Dr. Freedman: So the difference between a cap,

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: which is a crown, and a veneer, is a veneer is very conservative, and it’s just .5 millimeters thick. So it’s translucent, it’s very thin. It just gets cemented on top of your own teeth.

Captain Brien: Like a little shingle?

Dr. Freedman: Exactly.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: Yeah, like a press on nail almost.

Captain Brien: Okay. On my teeth.

Dr. Freedman: On your teeth.

Captain Brien: And you, will you make these?

Dr. Freedman: We will be sending them to a lab, there’s different ways of doing it. Some offices do it in-house, with a cerec machine. However, that is not the most aesthetic way of doing it, I prefer more of a feldspathic porcelain that’s layered, a layered porcelain that a ceramist does. And that’s all they do, all day long. Sit in a lab, and layer this porcelain, and they’re so good at it.

Captain Brien: Oh, I had a good friend in Boston that did that. Her dad made all of the veneers and all that stuff for like, dentists everywhere in the whole north shore, in a lab.

Dr. Freedman: And that’s their specialty, so they do it all day long. So I leave it up to them. And my lab is excellent. So they’ll be able to really do whatever it is that you want and keep it looking natural.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: So you’ll still have a beautiful smile, you’ll still have a natural smile. The other option is doing something like Invisalign, which is also very popular.

Captain Brien: Yeah, but I have to wear that all the time, right?

Dr. Freedman: Um, yes.

Captain Brien: During the day?

Dr. Freedman: Day and night, 22 hours a day.

Captain Brien: Oh my god.

Dr. Freedman: they’re clear trays that you’ll be wearing all day long,

Captain Brien: So I have to re,

Dr. Freedman: every day.

Captain Brien: Retrain myself to talk?

Dr. Freedman: Um no, it’s so thin that you don’t even- they’re flexible, they’re comfortable. You wouldn’t even notice they’re there after a day or two.

Captain Brien: And, when I had braces, there was a lot of pain, cause my teeth were moving.

Dr. Freedman: Right.

Captain Brien: Do they do the same thing with the Invisalign?

Dr. Freedman: No, the Invisalign is smaller movements. And, it’s such minor shifting that we’ll be doing with your teeth.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Freedman: If you do choose to close the space, that you will have zero pain. And you can take ’em off when you eat.

Captain Brien: When I eat.

Dr. Freedman: So, it’s easy to keep clean.

Captain Brien: Do I kiss somebody with them?

Dr. Freedman: Um, I would probably take ’em off.

Captain Brien: So I have to say, hold on one minute, let me kiss you, I gotta take- Give me a moment, yeah. I mean yeah, they probably won’t even notice you have ’em in but, I would probably take them off.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Captain Brien: So, the other day I was at a restaurant, right, and I was about to eat, and just before I ate, I looked over, and I was in this restaurant in Tampa, and there was an older gentleman, that was at the bar. And he was very close to me, but he was on the, like, 90 degree angle. He was sitting on the side and I was sitting on the front, and I about, just when my food comes, he somehow popped out his dentures,

Captain Brien: out of his mouth, and was like, pushing them around and cleaning them with his tongue, in his mouth!

Dr. Freedman: Oh, yes. Yes, I’ve seen that

Captain Brien: I literally wanted to gag. I didn’t eat my meal, the lady was like, oh, is everything okay? I’m like, Oh, everything’s great, no problem. And I was so disgusted. I have a weak stomach. It’s the worst.

Dr. Freedman: Yeah, no that’s not good, no no. It’ll be slightly different than that.

Captain Brien: Yeah, cause I don’t wanna have to pop them out and then all of a sudden like, I can’t do that.

Dr. Freedman: Yeah, no. No, he’s probably storing some meals in there.

Captain Brien: Oh my god.

Dr. Freedman: No, no

Captain Brien: It was so

Dr. Freedman: You don’t wanna do that.

Captain Brien: nauseating, I was ready to die. And I , I was dy- I was laughing so hard, that I, like wanted to take a picture of it, because it went on for a few seconds. Like, it wasn’t just like he did this little move, and then, he was like, literally like, getting in there with his teeth, with his mouth,

Dr. Freedman: His fingers, his tongue.

Captain Brien: Yeah, it was a whole thing. And I was like, Oh god!

Dr. Freedman: Yeah, I haven’t seen that in a while, but I have seen it. Yep, yep.

Captain Brien: So Doc, where is your practice located here in,

Dr. Freedman: I am in Bayfront so, close to downtown.

Captain Brien: Right. In Naples.

Dr. Freedman: In Naples.

Dr. Freedman: Yep. Close to downtown Naples, in Bayfront.

Captain Brien: And you’ve been practicing in Naples for how long?

Dr. Freedman: I’ve been here for about ten years.

Captain Brien: And where are you from originally?

Dr. Freedman: I’m from Miami.

Captain Brien: Miami.

Dr. Freedman: Yeah.

Captain Brien: And why did you relocate to Naples?

Dr. Freedman: Um, I got pregnant with my son, and it just seemed like a slower pace. You know? Safer, slower pace, nice little community.

Captain Brien: Yep.

Dr. Freedman: And I love that.

Captain Brien: Got the Dollars on there right now.

Dr. Freedman: Hi Dr. Dollar.

Captain Brien: See, we have mutual friends. Hey Nikki, Patricia how are you guys?

Dr. Freedman: Hi Nikki.

Captain Brien: Thank you for watching today, this is the Captain’s Log. And, we’re talking about what we’re gonna do with my two front teeth. Are we gonna close them off? Or are we gonna do veneers? And is there any other options?

Dr. Freedman: Um, we can do, well you know, honestly in your case, I think your best bet. You can do composite veneers.

Captain Brien: What’s that.

Dr. Freedman: So that is basically, tooth colored filling composite, and we close the gap with that. But I, the problem with composite veneers, and a lot of people come to me because, they feel like it’s more economical, and they can afford it. So what they end up doing is, wanting them because they’re cheaper.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: The problem with that is, they’re more temporary. So, it’s not a permanent fix, they stain

Captain Brien: So, it’s like,

Dr. Freedman: and they chip.

Captain Brien: If I got ’em bonded, right? Is that,

Dr. Freedman: That’s exactly what that is, is bonding.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: So yo do close the space, but the problem with that is they chip, they stain, and they’re not as, I mean they can be very aesthetic. But they’re just, I prefer the porcelain veneers, ’cause it just looks so natural.

Captain Brien: And I won’t feel, will I feel them, if I did that?

Dr. Freedman:at all.

Captain Brien: No.

Dr. Freedman: They would feel and function like your teeth.

Captain Brien: And how long would the Invisalign last on me?

Dr. Freedman: The Invisalign, what we would do is we would use a scanner. And it would be, we don’t take impressions anymore, so that’s nice.

Captain Brien: Oh, you don’t?

Dr. Freedman: No more impressions.

Captain Brien: What do you do?

Dr. Freedman: We scan your teeth with a 3D scanner, and that’s sent electronically to the lab, where we put together the treatment plan.

Captain Brien: Do they 3D print my teeth?

Dr. Freedman: Yeah.

Captain Brien: Do they?

Dr. Freedman: They do, they absolutely do, yeah.

Captain Brien: I thought they might.

Dr. Freedman: And then you’ll probably be in Invisalign for maybe eight months.

Captain Brien: Eight months.

Dr. Freedman: If that. Maybe six months.

Captain Brien: And then, but after the Invisalign, what do I have to do?

Dr. Freedman: That’s a very good question. So, after the Invisalign, you’re gonna have to retaining

Captain Brien: ’cause I struggle with the retainer thing.

Dr. Freedman: Yes.

Captain Brien: As a kid, I was like, not happening, no way I could sleep with it. I didn’t even want to like, be seen with it.

Dr. Freedman: So what you need to do, is we need to get you a retainer.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: If you’re not gonna wear your retainer, ’cause you haven’t worn it before,

Captain Brien: Chances are it’s not happening.

Dr. Freedman: Chances are it’s not happening. We would do what’s called a fixed retainer, which is a little thin wire on the inside of your teeth,

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: and then cement it but bonded on.

Captain Brien: From the inside?

Dr. Freedman: From the inside. Pros and cons, like with everything there’s pros and cons, it’s harder to keep clean. So, you have to be a little more adamant about keeping that-

Captain Brien: I use the OralB, the,

Dr. Freedman: The OralB?

Captain Brien: Is that a good one?

Dr. Freedman: That’s a good one.

Captain Brien: All right.

Dr. Freedman: As long, I prefer nothing with batteries.

Captain Brien: Oh.

Dr. Freedman: So, if you can charge it, it’s better.

Captain Brien: Yeah, no it’s a charge.

Dr. Freedman: ‘Cause it has finer movements, yeah.

Captain Brien: The Sonic.

Captain Brien: So, it’s a charging one, I-

Dr. Freedman:But you have to really spend some time on the inside,

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: and keep those areas clean.

Captain Brien: And, that stays forever?

Dr. Freedman: Um, that would have to stay as long as you want your gap to be closed.

Captain Brien: Otherwise it’s just gonna, they’re just gonna run back side to side?

Dr. Freedman: Over time, yeah, yep.

Captain Brien: They’re just gonna run away again?

Dr. Freedman: Yes, yes. What you probably have, is a muscle attachment called a frenum on the inside of your lip.

Captain Brien: Oh.

Dr. Freedman: And what that does, is it pushes the teeth apart.

Captain Brien:, okay.

Dr. Freedman: So, another option would be to do laser there, and remove that muscle attachment, which sounds so much worse than it is.

Captain Brien: Yeah, that sounds-

Dr. Freedman: You don’t even need to be numb for it.

Captain Brien: Really?

Dr. Freedman: Yeah.

Captain Brien: Do you do that yourself?

Dr. Freedman: I do.

Captain Brien: In the office?

Dr. Freedman: In the office.

Captain Brien: And what is that treatment called?

Dr. Freedman: It’s just a frenectomy.

Captain Brien: And that’s just for your mouth laser?

Dr. Freedman: Yeah, so what that’s for, is the laser’s used to detach that muscle that pushes the teeth apart.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: A lot of times they do that on kids before they start braces. A lot of times-

Captain Brien: My daughter had a spreader, she had a spreader.

Dr. Freedman: An expander.

Captain Brien: Expander thing.

Captain Brien: That was a frickin’ That thing was a challenge.

Dr. Freedman: Yeah. it looks kind of,

Captain Brien: Wow!

Dr. Freedman: It looks kind of um, barbaric.

Captain Brien: Yeah it was like, medieval times man

Dr. Freedman: You have to twist it. Medieval, that’s a good word.

Captain Brien: And I would get in there and crank it, and then she’d be like, I missed yesterday, crank it again! I swear she liked the pain too, she was like, It’s gonna hurt! Do it again! I was like, this I so weird.

Dr. Freedman: That’s interesting, ’cause most kids don’t want me to do it.

Captain Brien: Yeah, oh not my daughter, no she will run right through a brick wall if it, like if she’s gonna be famous for it, she doesn’t care. She’s like, it again, yes! She’s crazy. So she did the expander?

Dr. Freedman: Yes.

Captain Brien: And that thing was brutal.

Dr. Freedman: So the expander is when you have a narrow arch, and you need to move the arch, so you have enough space for your teeth.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: ‘Cause you have almost too many teeth for your mouth, as a child. Or, your teeth are too big. So, instead of taking teeth out, a lot of times what we do, back in the day, they used to take out teeth.

Captain Brien: Oh, okay.

Dr. Freedman: Um, now, what they do, is they expand the arch, so that you have space for all your teeth.

Captain Brien: And, yeah, she had teeth coming in, and she had teeth that had to be pulled, like pulled out. So, they like, kind of redid the whole thing, right?

Dr. Freedman: Right, it gave her space.

Captain Brien: Yeah. But, why can’t they do a little thing where they pull them together?

Dr. Freedman: They can, it’s called Invisalign.

Captain Brien: Oh! So they use the Invisalign that way?

Dr. Freedman: Yeah.

Captain Brien: Is there an option, like to get something on the inside that just pulls them together? Kinda like the retainer? We should create one if not.

Dr. Freedman: So there is a system called the Damon system. And they’re brackets that are placed on the inside.

Captain Brien: Hey Mark, Allie, how you guys doing? We’re saying hi.

Dr. Freedman: Hi!

Captain Brien: Okay, I’m trying to-

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Captain Brien: She’s gonna redo my teeth. I’m gonna get a new grill. Maybe a gold grill.

Dr. Freedman: I was thinking we’d put your daughter’s picture on one tooth, and then maybe your son’s on the other.

Captain Brien: Oh, I like that! Yeah, that’d be cute.

Dr. Freedman: And then they can be like, holding hands.

Captain Brien: That would be very cute. Yes, we’ll link them.

Dr. Freedman: It’s a good look. Yeah, it’s a good look.

Captain Brien: So you said that I have the ability to put something in there, and then they crank it, as well?

Dr. Freedman: Yeah, so they’re actually, basically like brackets, like braces,

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: But on the inside.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: But, I don’t think it would be very comfortable,

Captain Brien: No.

Dr. Freedman: to your tongue. No, can you imagine feeling braces on the inside all the time?

Captain Brien: No, I don’t.

Dr. Freedman: That would be, yeah, no,

Captain Brien: I don’t like that.

Dr. Freedman: With a wire.

Captain Brien: That’s too much.

Dr. Freedman: Yeah, I don’t think that’s good. I think, I think a clear Invisalign

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Freedman: would be a good option.

Captain Brien: But then I have to maintain, that’s what scares me. Is that I’m gonna do that for eight months, and then, I’m gonna be like, Ugh, I don’t wanna do this anymore.

Dr. Freedman: So you kinda have to know yourself.

Captain Brien: Okay. Yeah, I get sick of everything quick.

Dr. Freedman: Yes, If-

Captain Brien: Real quick.

Dr. Freedman: If you’re, you have a fear of commitment.

Captain Brien: Yes.

Dr. Freedman: Then what you need to do. Is something like veneers.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: If you do wanna close the gap.

Captain Brien: And that’s instant,

Dr. Freedman: That’s instant.

Captain Brien: because once you put ’em on? And do you do that, do you go one um,

Dr. Freedman: Two appointments.

Captain Brien: Two appointments? The first appointment you do all the measuring, and all the sizing and fitting?

Dr. Freedman: You do.

Captain Brien: And the second time you put ’em on?

Dr. Freedman: And that day, you leave with temporaries, that are gonna look like your veneers.

Captain Brien: Oh, okay.

Dr. Freedman: So, you’re gonna see what your smile’s gonna look like,

Captain Brien: That’s nice, you have an amazing smile,

Dr. Freedman: and make sure you love it.

Captain Brien: Who did yours?

Dr. Freedman: Thank you. I have, my best friend lives in Melbourne, Florida.

Captain Brien: Okay

Dr. Freedman: And, I went to my best friend from dental school and her husband, and he did my veneers. I have veneers.

Captain Brien: Really? Oh my gosh,

Dr. Freedman: They can look very natural.

Captain Brien: They’re perfect!

Dr. Freedman: Everyone thinks they’re like chiclets, and they can look fake. But you only notice the bad ones.

Captain Brien: That’s true. This is true.

Dr. Freedman: Just like anything else.

Captain Brien: So, do you only do the front two teeth? Or do you do more? To make them look normal?

Dr. Freedman: I would have to do, I would have to measure your teeth, and see the space in your bite,

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Freedman: and then we can determine, because you don’t want two really wide teeth.

Captain Brien: Right, yeah, yeah. I don’t want these two shingles in front of my face.

Dr. Freedman: We want them- exactly.

Captain Brien: That might not be a good look either.

Dr. Freedman: Right.

Captain Brien: Right?

Dr. Freedman: So we would measure your teeth when you come into the office, and we’d see, what’s the best way of closing that space, and making it look natural.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Freedman: You only notice the bad ones, like anything else.

Captain Brien: Of course.

Dr. Freedman: You don’t notice the ones that look natural.

Captain Brien: Well, Dr.Freedman is in Naples at Bayfront. You’re right at Bayfront there.

Dr. Freedman: I’m right at Bayfront.

Captain Brien: And they can find you on Instagram?

Dr. Freedman: They can.

Captain Brien: How can they find you on Instagram?

Dr. Freedman: They can find me on Instagram, Dr. Saman Freedman, they can find me on Facebook.

Captain Brien: Yes.

Dr. Freedman: They can message me. The office number is 239-238-1176. We have a beautiful office, very calm and serene. And the staff’s great, so.

Captain Brien: So after we do, I still am not convinced on which way I’m going. But, after we do a full like, exam in your office, then we’re gonna do a second show? We’re gonna show everybody?

Dr. Freedman: Yeah. Absolutely.

Captain Brien: Yeah?

Dr. Freedman: Yeah!

Captain Brien: All right, all right. Well, that’s awesome. I’m looking forward to it.

Dr. Freedman: I do see a question that I do wanna address.

Captain Brien: Okay, what’s the question?

Dr. Freedman: It says, do these stain, like with coffee? Coffee, tea,

Captain Brien: I drink coffee every day.

Dr. Freedman: Okay, so you’re fine.

Captain Brien: I’m in trouble.

Dr. Freedman: No, your fine.

Captain Brien: No? I’m good?

Dr. Freedman: That’s the difference between bondings. Composite bondings. And that’s why I prefer the porcelain veneers, because they don’t stain.

Captain Brien: They do not?

Dr. Freedman: They do not stain.

Captain Brien: And those are, do they chip or anything, or no?

Dr. Freedman: They can, like your teeth. You know, your teeth can chip.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Freedman: So they can chip too. And you know, they last a very long time, and if your bite is comfortable, and your bite is where it should be, then you should be fine.

Captain Brien: Okay. Well, you heard it here on the Captain’s Log guys. The Doc’s gonna hook me up with some new tooth. Some toofies. Thanks for watchin’

Dr. Freedman: Thank you for having me.

Captain Brien: I’m gonna be back in a little while as well with round two, the second episode today, the Captain’s Log is coming up. And, we’re gonna discuss my guest Tinder dates, because we did an episode yesterday with Doctor Dollar

Dr. Freedman: ooh!

Captain Brien: about Tinder. Is it good for you health or bad for your health? And we had so many requests, but I have somebody who’s coming on, they’re gonna read us some of their Tinder texts.

Dr. Freedman: Is that the swiping thing?

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Freedman: Ah, swipe left or right?

Captain Brien: Yeah, yeah.

Dr. Freedman: Which one’s good and which one’s bad?

Captain Brien:  Right, if you swipe right, it’s good,

Dr. Freedman: Right is good.

Captain Brien: swipe left is bad.

Dr. Freedman: Left bad, okay. Got it.

Captain Brien:  And, um, yeah, We’re on.

Dr. Freedman: I’ll be tuning in.

Captain Brien: You’re gonna watch. Be good guys. Thanks for watching!

Dr. Freedman: Take care! Bye bye!

Epsiode 261 Power Up Those Brain Waves!

Dr. Daller is back on the #naplescaptainslog dropping that knowledge on how to power up your brain waves and what you can be doing to prevent Alzheimer’s!

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Captain Brien: Dr.Dollar’s back with me today on the Captain’s Log we are going to train our brain. Let’s eat a healthy lifestyle, it’s gonna affect all of our brain waves and make it better, yes?

Dr. Daller: Absolutely.

Captain Brien: Did I even get that right or did I even say it right?

Dr. Daller: I’m not sure what you said–

Captain Brien: I’ve gotta get my own brain right.

Dr. Daller: And we’ll talk about that. What can you do to improve, you know Captain Brian, dementia, cognitive disfunction, Alzheimer’s disease. Everybody know somebody in their family that has that issue

Captain Brien: Yes.

Dr. Daller: And our goal is what can we do to delay that, what can we do to prevent that, the same as we talked the other day about diabetes. What can we do about prevention of Alzheimer’s. We know that there is no pill in the world, there’s no Aricept. When everybody’s talking about Aricept Aricept really doesn’t work. As a matter of fact, in my opinion and the research that I read about Aricept.

Captain Brien: But what about kingdogloben right, kingo?

Dr. Daller: Ginkgo biloba

Captain Brien: Yeah ginkgo biloba, see?

Dr. Daller: So again, let’s put a disclaimer in the front. There is not a single supplement, a single supplement by itself that will improve your cognition. Your ability to help that memory and everything else. And today we’ll talk about how simply, without spending much money doing it all at Whole Foods, Publix, Fresh Market or wherever you go shopping at the local stores. What can you eat? What king of exercise can you do? What kind of sleep do you, how much sleep do you need? What kind of social support? What kind of games and exercises and other things for your brain to improve that that you are not going to end up one of these people that are going to have Alzheimer’s or dementia. So again Captain Brian, Alzheimer’s by the year 2050 is going to be an epidemic in the Western world a significant amount of people have Alzheimer’s, Dementia, even early cognitive dysfunction. That you start forgetting names of people, you start forgetting where you put your keys, you start forgetting certain words. That you’re saying, “What is that, how do you say that” and you forget that and all this stuff has to do–

Captain Brien: It starts with dementia.

Dr. Daller: It starts with cognition, it starts with simple memory of simple words that you start forgetting. And later on it will develop to dementia and you can develop even Alzheimer’s. So you know we learned, when I was in medical school we said you know your brain stopped developing when you were 18 and after that your brain start deteriorating. And by the time your 85 your brain is like shriveled and there’s nothing there. And we learned that that’s wrong. That’s absolutely not true. Your brain does not stop growing. Your brain as a matter of fact when you exercise–

Captain Brien: It’s a muscle, correct?

Dr. Daller: No your brain as a matter of fact if you take your entire brain, 99% of your brain is made out of fat.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Daller: It’s all fat. So we’re going to talk today in this podcast how much fat, how fat is important. And we’re going to talk about cholesterol and good fat, omega 3 and all this stuff how important they are for our diet. And again we’re going to go back to sugar, how sugar, refined sugar specifically is really bad for you. So again, going back to exercise, and going back to the fact that your brain is growing, there is a part in your brain, two parts like this. It’s called hippocampus. Hippocampus from the Greek word “Hippos” meaning horse, and “Kampos” meaning–

Captain Brien: Yes

Dr. Daller: so hippocampus, so it looks like a sea horse in your brain you have two parts, right here. These are the temporal lobe, behind the temporal lobe–

Captain Brien: Is that the part that makes you horny too?

Dr. Daller: No, that’s not the part that makes you horny.

Captain Brien: What part is that?

Dr. Daller: I’ll talk that’s a different podcast Captain Brian I mean put a suspense for the audience.

Captain Brien: Okay okay.

Dr. Daller: That’s a different part.

Captain Brien: We’ll get back to the horny brain later.

Dr. Daller: Yes, hippocampus makes you remember when you are horny. So it has to do a lot with memory. So the hippocampus, we know that if you exercise and they did study on that, several studies on that when people exercise, improved blood flow to the hippocampus the hippocampus does grow in size.

Captain Brien: And this is from traditional exercising?

Dr. Daller: So, very good question. What kind of exercise? You need to break a sweat, you need your heart rate to go up. So you cannot go and lift weights. I lift weights but its not enough. You need to do high intensity. If you do lifting weight, your heart rate has to be high

Captain Brien: What’s my heart rate have to get to?

Dr. Daller: Good question, so you take 180 minus your age. And you’re about 25? How old are you now? 22?

Captain Brien: Exactly.

Dr. Daller: So 180 minus your age, that’s your heart rate that you have to keep for at least 30 minutes.

Captain Brien: Really?

Dr. Daller: Yes, minimum of 30 minutes. You have to keep that heart rate. So you know, 120, 130, 140 in that rage for you to break a good sweat to start–

Captain Brien: And keep it there for 30 minutes?

Dr. Daller: And keep it there for 30 minutes. And people do that. I’ve done it for an hour. I kept my heart rate at that level for one hour. I’ve kept it at 150 as a matter of fact for one hour. Because I’m younger than you are.

Captain Brien: That’s right .

Dr. Daller: That’s right.

Captain Brien: That’s right.

Dr. Daller: So again we talked about exercises, and again a lot of people, this is, the key Captain Brian that this is a preventable disease like diabetes, type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease

Captain Brien: It’s 100% preventable?

Dr. Daller: Well I wouldn’t say 100%. You know it’s like playing poker. You got some cards, you got some genes. So some people get the genes for Alzheimer’s There’s a certain gene, on certain alele in your chromosomes that has to do with Alzheimer’s. But having that gene it’s not a death sentence. It doesn’t mean you develop Alzheimer’s. You can alter those genes. You can improve things, you can, you know, your body is like a very expensive European car. And what you put in it, if you put 87 octane verses 97 octane it will run differently. So you cannot, there are two ways. One, to take 97 octane. Number two, is not to do bad things to that body. Not to destroy it. So not only to do the right thing, also to avoid the bad things. And that’s Segway here to–

Captain Brien: So physical activity,

Dr. Daller: Physical activity number one.

Captain Brien: The food we eat. Give me a couple of foods I’m gonna ask you one question real quick.

Dr. Daller: Absolutely.

Captain Brien: Give me some foods that I need to eat

Dr. Daller: Blueberries.

Captain Brien: Blueberries are great. They’re good for everything.

Dr. Daller: They are good for everything. Again, people ask me, “How do you know what’s good for you?” when you go to the supermarket. Whatever supermarket you pick, open your eyes and say what you are attracted to, what color you are attracted to The more colorful the fruits are the more colorful the vegetables are the better off you are. So they’re the same as when you go to the supermarket and you buy fish and you look “Wow, this salmon looks good,” or “this tuna looks good.” Because you look at the color, you look at the shape. You look at everything, the same with fruit. You smell it, you say “wow, this tomato smells good, color is good, I’m going to buy that.” Tomato has lycopene it’s very good for you. Blueberries has a lot of antioxidants, it’s very good. I’ll give you another example, anything with omega 3. Fish is very good for you.

Captain Brien: Yeah, fish.

Dr. Daller: What kind of fish?

Captain Brien: Salmon, right?

Dr. Daller: Salmon, nothing better than salmon. You know great, you know line caught salmon is fantastic for you.

Captain Brien: Let me ask you a question. So what about reading? Keeping your mind sharp. Does that have any affect on it?

Dr. Daller: Absolutely.

Captain Brien: It does.

Dr. Daller: So doing brain exercises are very, very important. So what I recommend for my patients, I recommend to pick up something new. So we all can read. Reading doesn’t cut it enough.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: So reading keep you sharp in reading realm but doing something new for example if Captain Brian says “My cognition is not as good,” start playing the piano because if you don’t know how to play the piano. Now you are going to pick up something new.

Captain Brien: You have to learn.

Dr. Daller: You have to learn. So reading, you already know how to read. It’s much much easier, something new. Or for example, drawing or any new sport. I mean if you don’t know how to play soccer go play some soccer, or do anything–

Captain Brien: What’s better, the physical activity or the the brain growth

Dr. Daller: Great question so there’s no one thing that is better than the other. I believe in you have to do the package deal. You have to do everything. So you cannot be a mediocre and say, “Well I want to do the minimum, “I just want to do a little bit.”

Captain Brien: So you can’t eat crapy and then work out and think this is gonna work.

Dr. Daller: It will never work. You have to do all of the above.

Captain Brien: Because I’m prone to it I believe because my grandmother had it for 13 years.

Dr. Daller: Sure.

Captain Brien: So, it was terrible in my family

Dr. Daller: Of course.

Captain Brien: Because we actually took care of her for all those years. My parents basically dedicated their whole 13 years of their life during that time.

Dr. Daller: Impressive.

Captain Brien: And took care of her everyday.

Dr. Daller: Impressive.

Captain Brien: So I know, the negative affects. And to prevent it, that’s important.

Dr. Daller: So again, let’s rehash here. So exercise is extremely important. Keeping your heart rate high, you know. 3 times a week is the minimum, minimum, minimum that you should do. four times a week is even better. I do an hour, you can do half an hour and that’s going to be good enough. The next thing you do is diet, what to diet. So, we talked about berries, we talked about fish with omega 3, high omega 3 fish and we talked about, we didn’t talk about but we are going to mention walnuts and all those nuts. So variety of nuts, specifically walnuts. And number four is coffee. We talked about it in this podcast many times. Coffee is very good for you. It’s an antioxidant. Study after study show when you look at kids and when you look at adults, they drink coffee. If I give you a cup of coffee and make you take a test. And I don’t give you the cup of coffee, you’re going to do better when you drink that cup of coffee.

Captain Brien: Really, because you’re sharper?

Dr. Daller: Absolutely, you’re sharper. So it’s coffee. Don’t let any doctor tell you that coffee is bad for you. That’s an old school medicine. You have to find yourself a new doctor that is progressive, that is up to par, that understand it. You know what.

Captain Brien: Is it coffee or is it caffeine?

Dr. Daller: No it’s not just the caffeine. There’s other things in coffee, caffeine is one of them but in tea, you have thiamine, you have other things in tea as well that is very good for you. So as an antioxidant overall but again, you drink coffee, drink good coffee. Don’t go and buy, if you buy a bucket that costs a $1.50 at Publix that’s not good coffee.

Captain Brien: You’re right, not chock-full.

Dr. Daller: Right.

Captain Brien: You can’t have the chock-full of coffee.

Dr. Daller: You cannot have that. And you cannot, decaf doesn’t work. So decaf there’s chemicals in decaf. Really, you’re better off drinking water any day than decaf.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Daller: So again, coffee is extremely important. Then vegetables. When you go to the super market, green leafy vegetables fantastic for you. Fruits, different type of fruits, fantastic for you. Don’t let anybody tell you that there’s too much sugar in fruits. Again this is old school. I’m not saying you should eat 10 bananas. But having berries, having blueberries, raspberries–

Captain Brien: Is one banana okay a day?

Dr. Daller: Half banana is better for you.

Captain Brien: Half?

Dr. Daller: You really don’t… Half a banana.

Captain Brien: Not a whole banana.

Dr. Daller: Not a whole banana for you.

Captain Brien: Damn, you cut me down.

Dr. Daller: A small banana, the mini bananas. They’re more expensive but yeah

Captain Brien: They’re good for you, all right. Now I take cholesterol medicine. And I heard that’s really bad because that does what?

Dr. Daller: Right, so I don’t like you know, I’m the doctor that is against medicine. You know, I’m the outsider so I don’t like–

Captain Brien: But it’s inherited, my cholesterol as a kid was 400.

Dr. Daller: And I get it, some people need it but overall cholesterol is not a bad thing. Cholesterol is the firefighter that comes to the rescue. So cholesterol wins, people when we do surgery on people that had car accidents or heart attack and we look at the heart and we say where there’s a plaque there’s cholesterol there, there’s the position of things there. You know, cholesterol came to the rescue. So it’s, you know somebody said before that. It’s cholesterol is like, there’s a fire and you’re blaming the firefighter.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: You know what I’m saying? You don’t blame the firefighter, the cholesterol is the firefighter. So, again cholesterol is the central, cholesterol is the backbone of the testosterone. Cholesterol is the backbone of estrogen. Cholesterol is the backbone of vitamin D. It is extremely, extremely important. And the problem is and we saw that you know on this anti-cholesterol medication that if you look at the label, it will say, “It will impair your cognition.” If you read the label carefully it will say it and why is that, because it also block the cholesterol entering into your brain. And we need that we talked about it the brain is, majority of the brain is fat.

Captain Brien: But I take it CoQ10, does that help? That’s a, is that a myth or what?

Dr. Daller: It is, there’s no–

Captain Brien: And then the fish oil.

Dr. Daller: Fish oil is important. So omega 3, fish oil are important but again the best source of fish oil is salmon.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: I mean you really don’t need to take pills. You know a lot of people take vitamin E as an anti-inflammatory medication. I don’t think you should take vitamin E. You can take all the anti-inflammatory from your fuel, from the food you are getting. So taking supplements instead of getting, if you are healthy and I know you Brian you eat very healthy. You eat very clean. You are not a guy that eats processed food.

Captain Brien: I try.

Dr. Daller: You try, you do your best and from time to time you have a cheat day but that’s okay majority of the time you really take very good care of yourself.

Captain Brien: Yeah,

Dr. Daller: And again, I know you don’t eat leftovers And everybody knows that, it was like a slogan for Captain Brian, “He doesn’t eat leftovers.” And you know that idea about leftovers it has to be more processed food with leftovers for it to stay good for the next day.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: So by definition you shouldn’t be eating leftovers. That’s fantastic that you don’t eat leftovers. So again we talked about exercise, we talked about food. We talked about, next we’re going to talk about sleep. So what happens when you sleep? Just think about your brain as your iPhone. When your iPhone is acting up, what do they tell you when you go to the apple store? They tell you shut if off completely. Reset it, 3 minutes. Reset it and its all of a sudden it’s working again. Your brain needs a little bit more than 3 minutes as that needs a rest. There is something called beta-amyloid. Beta-amyloid are the position in the brain of people who have Alzheimer’s and we need a mechanism to clear that. And sleep is the time that we are cleaning the house so that’s very important. So again, sleep is important. How much sleep somebody should have? Seven hours is probably ideal. Do I get seven hours every night? Absolutely no, unfortunately I don’t. I wake up very early. My brain is set up differently but ideally seven to eight hours.

Captain Brien: What happens when you wake up automatically?

Dr. Daller: I do, wake up automatically.

Captain Brien: Does that mean you’ve had enough sleep for your brain or not?

Dr. Daller: It depends on your stress level. If you wake up automatically because well, I need to go, I need to do stuff and your brain does not have time to, you know about how much your brain has to do the time that you sleep help you with memory. So it solidify things in your brain. You know when I was in medical school I used to take a quick nap, a 20 minutes nap in the library to remember things because all of a sudden all the stuff that I read solidified in my brain. And we know that people they read a book just before they go to bed and that time they remember all the stuff the next day

Captain Brien: Yup, yup, isn’t that also a technique they use when they either torture people they don’t let them sleep.

Dr. Daller: That’s right, that’s right. You always say I like where it’s going. I like where it’s going.

Captain Brien: Right so if they’re trying to get some information out of you, the police interrogation they just wear you down 24 hours.

Dr. Daller: Right, they keep you on and they put bad music

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: Bad music.

Captain Brien: They get you going.

Dr. Daller: They get you going.

Captain Brien: So for the Alzheimer’s right now, how do they actually diagnose it?

Dr. Daller: Very good question, so we do a test. So we have different type of forms we ask the patient to do a test. We show them some pictures of different people and we say you know, “This guy’s name is Brian Spina, this guy is Mayor Dollar, this guy is this,” we’ll show them 10 cards and we’ll let them look at them and then we say, we show them a picture of Brian Spina we’ll say “Who is this guy?” And if they say Mayor Dollar, we have a problem here. Or if they say “I don’t remember,” we have a problem.

Captain Brien: What if they had ADD like me and they can’t remember shit in the first place?

Dr. Daller: But a lot of people have difficulty with that

Captain Brien: Yeah

Dr. Daller: But you have to remember some of the names because you cannot tell me you didn’t remember 10 of the pictures, none of them you remember because when we look at somebody we say “Okay, Brian Spina has a mole,” by the way Brian Spina does not have a mole for those who are listening.

Captain Brien: Maybe on my butt.

Dr. Daller: So we look at that mole and we say “Spina has a mole.” We have some pneumonic, we have connection, we put it together. We say Spina is the guy with those sunglasses and we look at those sunglasses, say “That’s Brian Spina.” So we have ways to recognize when you look at I don’t know Ringo Starr for example You look at Ringo Starr, you say “I know this guy, this guy is Ringo Starr,” How do you know if Elton John? I know he has this earring and this clothes, and he has this sunglasses, this is Elton John. That’s how we remember, that’s why a lot of people today have problem with memory because we rely on Google. Let’s say Brian is going to ask me a question, I google it. I think that it’s in my brain, it’s not in my brain.

Captain Brien: Herum says he’s 54 and he’s forgetting a lot right now, what can he do?

Dr. Daller: Yeah, so I would start with diet, so that’s very important what we talked about. Start eating healthy, go to the super market buy plenty of vegetables, plenty of fruit. Red meat only once a week. If you have red meat, healthy red meat, organic food. All the stuff we talked about in this show, then have some walnuts, drink a cup of coffee or two a day.

Captain Brien: Just walnuts or almonds, cashews, anything?

Dr. Daller: Walnuts are the best.

Captain Brien: ‘Cause they have the most oil, right?

Dr. Daller: Correct, they’re more oily. But Peanuts are the worst in that category.

Captain Brien: Peanuts are terrible for you, aren’t they?

Dr. Daller: Correct.

Captain Brien: Is peanut good for anything?

Dr. Daller: I don’t know. It’s better so you know I always look at the alternative. If you’re having peanuts verses I don’t know cheetos,

Captain Brien: Chips?

Dr. Daller: So peanuts beat Cheetos. But it’s not overall its not great.

Captain Brien: It’s the worst lagoon.

Dr. Daller: Correct, it’s the worst lagoon. But it’s not overall, in life it’s about choices.

Captain Brien: He lost 85 pounds recently Herum.

Dr. Daller:Congratulations, that’s fantastic.

Captain Brien: Very nice work, great job.

Dr. Daller: Beautiful.

Captain Brien: You should post tell us how you did it, that’s interesting, good job. But, yeah we wanna get him on the right track now. Get his brain healthy.

Dr. Daller: Right so brain healthy again. Brain healthy is key because everything if you loose that’s the most important part of your body is that brain. If you loose that, everything else is irrelevant. So we have to keep that brain healthy. We have to fuel it. Again, think about it it’s an expensive European car.

Captain Brien: What about water, drinking a lot of water, does that help?

Dr. Daller: Water helps, but does not help overall. Hydration is extremely important. Hydration is important for all the toxins because after all our society, everything is full of toxins. So you do dilute the toxins by drinking a lot of water. But again, we talked about bottled water. We talked about xenoestrogen, remember. We had a podcast about that, that’s a great podcast, about xenoestrogen. so bottled water, I have a problem with bottled water. You know, these are the things that you have to pay attention for the little things, they make a big difference.

Captain Brien: And then in 10 to 20 years they’ll let us know that that was bad for us.

Dr. Daller: I don’t know if they even will let us know.

Captain Brien: No?

Dr. Daller: I don’t know, it’s going to be much more than that. Because it’s all politicized and corrupt.

Captain Brien: All right guys well that was how to power up your brain. We want you guys to be healthy. We want you guys to tune in everyday of course but on Tuesdays ask the doctor. Dr. Dollar makes you holler. And he has all the answers to your questions. DM us, just send us a message guys. You can find him if you’d like on Instagram at…

Dr. Daller: So on Facebook Dollar MD, I’m sorry Instagram Dollar MD. On Facebook Mayor Dollar please be my friend or DM me without being my friend or DM Captain Brian. Come to my office, send me a text message, an email, whatever it takes., we’re always available. Please send us different topics that you want to talk about that you have interest in.

Captain Brien: We wanna make sure you guys are getting the information you want. Not just the topics that we wanna talk about so. We appreciate you tuning in, this is the Captain’s Log, we’re out and I’ll be back in tomorrow. Don’t miss us.

Episode 251 Dr. Daller on the Measles Outbreak

Dr. Daller is back again on the #naplescaptainslog to discuss the trending topic of the measles outbreak. What exactly are the measles? How to prevent the measles? And the current outbreak in today’s world! Tune in to to have all your questions answered!

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Episode 243 Keto Your Carbs Away From Me!

Dr. Daller is back to tell us all about the Keto Diet! What exactly is the Keto diet, how do you get started, and what kind of food can you eat? Tune in to get all your Keto questions answered!!

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Captain Brien: Welcome back to the Captain’s Log. Dr. Daller’s gonna tell me about the keto diet today, sir.

Dr. Daller: Oh yes, yes, great show today.

Captain Brien: I know we had some conversation before about it, but today, you gotta go deep diving into it.

Dr. Daller: Deep diving about everything you wanted to know, you want to know about the keto diet, all the questions, I mean, we got a lot, a lot of questions.

Captain Brien: But what about stuff I don’t wanna know?

Dr. Daller: And things you don’t wanna know.

Captain Brien: You probably got a lot of that too.

Dr. Daller: You know what I love about the keto diet, is that you cannot have the cake. And you cannot even eat that cake.

Captain Brien: Yeah you can’t have it.

Dr. Daller: You know, you cannot even buy the cake, or anything about cake, no cake.

Captain Brien: No smelling.

Dr. Daller: No smelling of the cake even. So today, great show. I mean, we wanted to really dive in deep into the keto diet. What does it mean? We’ll talk about energy, how it works, and the pros and the cons.

Captain Brien: By the end of this we’re gonna be in ketosis.

Dr. Daller: Completely, completely.

Captain Brien: Right at the end of the show.

Dr. Daller: Completely, completely. We’ll take a right here Captain Brien.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Daller: So, I know we had a lot of questions coming from the audience about keto diet. You know, it’s the hottest topic. If you Google the number one Google question in 2018.

Captain Brien: That’s why we got so many dumb questions.

Dr. Daller: The number one Google question in 2018 was, ‘What is the keto diet?’

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: So that’s what people care about, 2018, 2019, people are still asking a lot of questions

Captain Brien: I thought they were asking about how they can get Captain Brien’s vodka?

Dr. Daller: Well, go straight here.

Captain Brien: Son of a bitch, it’s not that? I swear, it wasn’t?

Dr. Daller: Oh my god. It should be, it should be. We’ll talk about–

Captain Brien: It’s probably right up there, it’s rigged.

Dr. Daller: And by the way, I mean your vodka is carb free.

Captain Brien: That’s right, it’s keto-friendly.

Dr. Daller: It’s keto-friendly.

Captain Brien: And the gin, the gin and the vodka both.

Dr. Daller: Yep, fantastic. So, you know, the most common question is hey, can you explain that keto diet to me? Can you, in layman’s terms, don’t go into deep into, you know, medical terms, about ketone, and what the ketones are. So essentially, Captain Brien, your body utilizes two forms of energy.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Daller: The first energy is glucose, carbohydrates, the most common form of what most people use is glucose. So you have certain amount of glycogen in your liver, and your body utilizes that glycogen, converting to glucose, and that’s what your brain uses, that’s what you, straight up. That’s what your muscle uses, and everything else. So that’s, again, that’s the most common form of fuel that we use is glucose. The problem with glucose is that we have ups and down, the problem with glucose is after we eat it, we feel like we are sluggish, we are tired, we’re not ourselves, it’s not very good for our skin, it’s not very good for our body overall. It’s not what we call a clean fuel. And we’d rather utilize fat instead of glucose. So when you do the keto diet–

Captain Brien: Does it have the same effect? Do you get the same out of the fat as you do the glucose?

Dr. Daller: Oh, you, from the fat, it’s like driving, you know, an electric car. It’s a pure, clean fuel.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: That doesn’t have all the side effect that sugar has. And you’re shedding the, there’s no question, no matter what people will tell you about the pros and the cons, you are going to lose weight with the keto diet.

Captain Brien: There’s no way.

Dr. Daller: There’s no, guaranteed you’re going to lose weight. It’s a guaranteed thing.

Captain Brien We should do, how long’s it take before you really start losing weight?

Dr. Daller: Very good question. So on average, it does take three to four days to kick in into ketosis, into keto. And I’ll explain to the audience how to do that, but it will take you three to four days. And after that, you’re going to shed your weight.

Captain Brien: Should I do a test from one week to the next? Tuesday to Tuesday on the Captain’s Log?

Dr. Daller: So, people have done medical testing, you know, people did studies, and they followed people that they give the same breakfast, lunch, and dinner that they were eating, so it was, and they follow those people, after three months, on average, a person lost 23 pounds. Three months of doing the keto diet, and you lose, and remember, with the keto diet, you eat a lot.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: I mean it’s not like you’re restrictive, caloric restrictive, so you do eat a lot, but you’re not that hungry. And I’ll explain to the audience why you’re not hungry, why you feel like, I’m full, I’m not hungry!

Captain Brien: Okay. Because your arteries are clogged!

Dr. Daller: No, no.

Captain Brien: No, that’s not why?

Dr. Daller: Your arteries take years to clog, it doesn’t take three months to clog.

Captain Brien: I’ve been working on them for a long time.

Dr. Daller: You’ve been working, right. So it does take three, a long long time. But again, I want to explain to the audience, I love the keto diet as a tool, it’s not a lifestyle.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: You and I, we did podcast about lifestyle.

Captain Brien: Yeah, lifestyle.

Dr. Daller: Lifestyle is something for life. Keto you cannot do 24/7 for years and years and years. It’s very, very difficult.

Captain Brien: It’s just a lot. I have a friend, he says, Bobby Kelly, he’s a famous comedian in New York. He counts his fats. Every time he gets fat, he says oh, I’m on fat number three. Then when he loses all his weight, the next time he’s fat, he says he’s on fat number four. So if you use the keto diet, you go back and forth. Maybe that’s what he likes.

Dr. Daller: So use it as a tool if you want to lose the weight, but then go on a lifestyle type of behavior that includes everything. So again, going back to the keto diet, how do we do that? How do you start the keto diet? So the keto diet, essentially, you have the macronutrients that you have. You have protein, fat, and carbohydrates. With the keto diet, you use about 70-80 percent of your macronutrients is coming from fat, about 15% is coming from protein, and 5% from carbohydrates. So it’s very restrictive on the carbohydrates.

Captain Brien: So you can eat a lot of chicharróns?

Dr. Daller: You can–

Captain Brien: Right, a lot of chicarróns.

Dr. Daller: You can eat anything that is fatty. Now, again, my problem with that is that people really don’t understand that you really need to have healthy fats. You cannot eat bacon all day. I mean, everybody like a slice of bacon here and there, but not bacon all day, this is not good for you.

Captain Brien: Avocado.

Dr. Daller: Avocado is fantastic for you. I mean, there are certain meats that are good for you.

Captain Brien: Like what?

Dr. Daller: You know, have a good, that you know, grass-fed beef, nothing wrong with that.

Captain Brien: Nice, we use Braveheart beef, you know Braveheart beef?

Dr. Daller: No.

Captain Brien: It’s genetically, they did the certain cows, and it actually reduces your risk of heart attack.

Dr. Daller: Really?

Captain Brien: Yeah, it’s a real thing.

Dr. Daller: Okay.

Captain Brien: It’s a high-end product. It’s like a wagyu, and like that, yeah.

Dr. Daller: So these kind of things you can have. And what else, can you have some veggies? Yes, so certain veggies you are allowed, certain veggies are not allowed. For example, you cannot have potatoes with the keto diet. You can not have even sweet potato with the keto diet. So anything starchy, vegetable, you shouldn’t have.

Captain Brien: Can you have zucchini?

Dr. Daller: You can have zucchini, you can have cauliflower, you can have asparagus, you can have a–

Captain Brien: Do you have a lot of gas on the keto diet?

Dr. Daller: You do.

Captain Brien: It sounds a little gassy.

Dr. Daller: You become bloated and constipated as well.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: So again, and most people, the problem with the constipation, most people don’t drink enough water.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: So that’s, again, one of the problem, that people don’t drink enough water. You really, really need to drink water. Because with regular diet, when we eat, you know, 50 percent of our diet is carbohydrates. Not with the keto diet.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: With the keto diet, only five percent. So carbohydrates–

Captain Brien: Can you take the fiber gummies, like the little fiber pills? Will they make you pass it?

Dr. Daller: Yeah, that will help you.

Captain Brien: Will that help?

Dr. Daller: To take extra fibers that are not from fruit and vegetables, yes, you can. But plenty of vegetables, like kale and spinach is allowed during the, when you’re doing keto diet.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Daller: So the keto diet definitely, one thing for sure, you are going to lose your weight. 23 pounds in three months, still eating very well, it’s not bad, if you do it over a year, you lose about 43-45 pounds. Again, these are medical studies. There was an Italian study, a Spanish study, that they did that. Quite remarkable.

Captain Brien: Can you overeat on the keto diet?

Dr. Daller: Oh, definitely.

Captain Brien: You can.

Dr. Daller: So that’s another mistake that a lot of people do.

Captain Brien: Yeah, people just gorge themselves.

Dr. Daller: Oh my god, I’m going to have as much as I want.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: Again, if you have 5,000 calories, you have to burn 5,000 calories.

Captain Brien: Yeah, right.

Dr. Daller: There’s no way you’re going to lose the weight. The scale will not change, because you’re going to say, well, you know, I’m eating only fat, how come I’m not losing weight?

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: You’re not losing weight because you’re taking a lot of calories. So again, take healthy fat, take healthy calories in, but watch your calories also. When I say watch calories, I don’t believe in calorie counting at all. I never believed in calorie counting. I think, you know, your body knows how much you should eat and everything else, you shouldn’t go crazy and calorie count. But your portions, in order to go to keto, have to be right. Your macros, you know, you really need to concentrate on healthy fat, some protein, and very, very little carbohydrates. But really, avoid, you know, processed food, as we talked about in your podcast many time, Captain Brien, you know, avoiding processed food completely. Avoiding refined sugar completely. These are not good for you. There’s no single study that shows, you know, if you have processed food, you’re going to be healthier. There’s no pro and cons here, it’s only cons.

Captain Brien: Right. So, run me through like a normal day of a keto diet.

Dr. Daller: Excellent question.

Captain Brien: Wake up in the morning…

Dr. Daller: So you wake up in the morning, you’re going to have, so, unlike what I do, I do intermittent fasting, with the keto diet, you don’t do intermittent fasting, because putting yourself on the keto diet is equivalent to fasting nonstop.

Captain Brien: Nonstop.

Dr. Daller: Right.

Captain Brien: Once it kicks in.

Dr. Daller: Once you kick in.

Captain Brien: Plus, the term is ketosis, right?

Dr. Daller: That’s right, the term is ketosis.

Captain Brien: Which way am I going, guy?

Dr. Daller: We’re going straight here. So when we talk about ketosis, what is ketosis? So your body is starting to break down fat, the fat goes to your liver, your liver making ketone bodies, ketone bodies, there are three forms of ketone bodies.

Captain Brien: Is this…

Dr. Daller: These are the strips, as a matter of fact, I brought the audience to see, these are the urine strips. So you make ketone bodies, you pee some of these ketones out, and one way to check if you are in ketosis–

Captain Brien: Is to match it up, right?

Dr. Daller: Correct, you match it up, and you see here the purple? You want to be purple. So purple is ketone. And you can buy, you know, at Walgreens, CVS, wherever you buy–

Captain Brien: Those are flying off the shelves these days.

Dr. Daller: Yeah, oh yeah.

Captain Brien: Everybody wants to do it.

Dr. Daller: Everybody wants to do it. These are very important the first two weeks, when you get into that ketosis that you know where you are.

Captain Brien: Every time you pee, you gotta check?

Dr. Daller: You check. I would know when I’m in ketosis, because I feel like–

Captain Brien: Because you’re a doctor!

Dr. Daller: I’m a doctor, not because of that.

Captain Brien: But not everybody that watches this is in the medical field.

Dr. Daller: No, but you would know that you have that energy, you’re going to have increased energy, and you’re going to feel full. It’s counterintuitive, but when you eat fat, you feel quickly full.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: With sugar, you know, you eat a piece of cake, you feel like, I’m craving–

Captain Brien: Yeah, like Chinese food.

Dr. Daller: Right, Chinese food, immediately you want to eat more.

Captain Brien: You’re hungry, it’s all sugar.

Dr. Daller: Hungry, you leave the place, let’s have the leftover. You come home, I know you don’t believe leftovers.

Captain Brien: I hate leftovers.

Dr. Daller: But we all eat the leftovers, the moment we come home, we just ate like seventeen dishes, why you come home and you have that last bag? Because you’re still, that sugar give you that–

Captain Brien: Rush.

Dr. Daller: Correct, sugar rush. And you want to have another piece. That’s why I don’t believe in protein bars and all these bars, because after you eat it, you’re still hungry.

Captain Brien: I can’t do protein bars, because they’re all soy. Has to be very different, but yeah.

Dr. Daller: Very unique one.

Captain Brien: Oh, god, they make me sicker than sick.

-Dr. Daller: So these are the ketone body that we pee out. So one way to do that is use those strips, another way there is that you can buy it on Amazon, there is a machine that you blow into that, and it will show you acetone. So acetone is a form of a ketone body, okay, ketone bodies are three type, one of them is acetone. Acetone, I’m not sure if you know, Captain Brien, you know, nail polish removal–

Captain Brien: On the nails, they remove your nails.

Dr. Daller: That’s right, that’s a ketone.

Captain Brien: Really?

Dr. Daller: Yes, absolutely. That’s one form of ketone. That’s why people that do the keto diet–

Captain Brien: They can sell back their acetone!

Dr. Daller: They can–

Captain Brien: They should do that!

Dr. Daller: Lick their fingers and remove the nail polish.

Captain Brien: No!

Dr. Daller: No, just kidding.

Captain Brien: Come on!

Dr. Daller: No, it has to be much more concentrated, acetone, and that will give you a hole in your stomach if you get to that level of acetone. But, we’ll take a left here, Captain Brien.

Captain Brien: Left?

Dr. Daller: Left here.

Captain Brien: Okay.

Dr. Daller: So all this stuff, this is important. Why? Because you really want to know that you’re reaching that state. The moment you reach the ketosis state, you’re going to shed the fat. And again, I know celebrities like Lebron James and Kim Kardashian all are doing the keto diet, but they’re all cycling the keto diet. They’re all doing it for three months, and then they are doing Mediterranean diet.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: And, which I believe in big time. So if you want to shed 23 pounds quickly, keto diet is fantastic for you. You are going to feel energetic.

Captain Brien: And what about going to the gym? You can still go to the gym, no problem?

Dr. Daller: Oh, absolutely! And the advantage of the keto diet is that you are not going to lose your muscle. Even though the amount of protein you’re taking is not as much as you would take otherwise, it’s not catabolic, okay, it’s anabolic.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: Anabolic meaning it’s going to grow. It will help your growth hormone to go up, insulin will go down. Insulin is a hormone that helps store fat. We don’t like to store fat, the heck with fat! We don’t want fat. So it’s quite counterintuitive. We’ll take a right here. It’s quite counterintuitive, that, you know, a lot of people think about fat as making you fat, fat does not make you fat, okay? I want everybody listening–

Captain Brien: That’s a new one to me.

Dr. Daller: Fat don’t make you fat.

Captain Brien: So eating fat doesn’t make you fat?

Dr. Daller: Absolutely not.

Captain Brien: Carbs make you fat.

Dr. Daller: Carbs, sugar makes you fat. Carbs make you fat, but fat does not make you fat.

Captain Brien: I’m gonna go eat some prime rib tonight, and eat all the fat right around the outside.

Dr. Daller: Absolutely, but don’t have the bun with that. Remember, that bun is the killer.

Captain Brien: The bun is the crusher.

Dr. Daller: You know, the dessert is the, all this stuff. So again, how would you do that? You ask, what is a typical diet? So, for breakfast, you’re going to have two or three eggs, you’re going to have a piece of bacon, again, if you have bacon, eat good bacon. You know, don’t eat processed bacon.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: But most bacon is processed. So you want, really, the uncured bacon that you’re going to have–

Captain Brien: The nice thick slab.

Dr. Daller: Nice thick slab, the one that’s uncured with no nitrates or anything like that.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: This is healthy, this is good for you. But the stuff you buy at the regular supermarket, not from the butcher shop, is not good for you.

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: It’s all processed, it’s absolutely not good for you. So again, you are going to have that, you can have butter, which is amazing.

Captain Brien: Yeah, that’s nice.

Dr. Daller: Again, a lot of controversy about butter, if you look, there is something called the French Paradox. The French Paradox shows that the French people eat a ton of butter–

Captain Brien: Yeah, but their butter’s the best. Their butter is much better than ours.

Dr. Daller: Their butter’s the healthy butter.

Captain Brien: Yes, exactly.

Dr. Daller: But still, and they have less cardiovascular issues than we do. The explanation is maybe the way they eat, they eat over two or three hours, we, you know, grab a sandwich quickly because I’m on the run, I can’t have time to eat it. So, they eat it slower, they do drink a glass of wine, and the wine itself is not the thing that saves them, it’s the fact that they take their time, over two hours. And you know, their stress level is different, so it could be many reasons, but they have less cardiovascular issues, and they eat a ton of butter. So with the keto diet, you can have butter. I believe in olive oil, you know, things like that, avocado oil, anything like that, it is excellent for you for the keto diet.

Captain Brien: What about grapeseed oil? I like grapeseed oil.

Dr. Daller: Yeah, you can have that.

Captain Brien: Yeah, has a high kindling temperature.

Dr. Daller: Yep, you can have that no problems. Same with lunch, with lunch you’re going to have, you know, a little piece of chicken with a half an avocado, with a piece of fish, you can have–

Captain Brien: But you gotta have more fat though, no?

Dr. Daller: Any fatty fish. So all the fatty fish, for example, you have salmon, you have mackerel, you have sardines, these are all very, very fatty–

Captain Brien: Salmon’s the only one on that list I could do, doc.

Dr. Daller: Well, sardines, the good sardines.

Captain Brien: Well, not here!

Dr. Daller: No, no. If you go to a place like, Portugal, in Portugal.

Captain Brien: Yeah, you leave the country, right.

Dr. Daller: It’s a little far, it’s about eight hour flight, and you have amazing sardines.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: Each sardine is that big, and they grill the sardines, wow.

Captain Brien: So nice? The bone come out though, easy?

Dr. Daller: No, the bone comes, as a matter of fact, the smaller sardine, you eat with the bones, the bones are nothing, it’s amazing.

Captain Brien: Oh, yikes!

Dr. Daller: And, you know, mackerel, around the world, mackerel is a delicacy. Here, I mean, we catch a mackerel, we throw it away.

Captain Brien: Yeah.

Dr. Daller: Around the world, the smoked mackerel is delicious.

Captain Brien: It is delicious, but you also, in the cold water, they retain more fat. Here in Florida, they’re much skinnier, so you have just the gamey fish without the additional, like in the winter, sometimes they’re fatter.

Dr. Daller: Yeah.

Captain Brien: But once they spawn and then they move and the water’s warm, they don’t retain that much fat. So they don’t have that flavor.

Dr. Daller: Live and learn. Captain Brien, you see that?

Captain Brien: Something I know about.

Dr. Daller: Live and learn, amazing. So for dinner, I would have, you know, some salmon and stuff like that, can you have some vegetables, absolutely. So kale and spinach and broccoli and all this kind of vegetables, not a problem. But I would not have potato, anything like that. Obviously, there would be no dessert whatsoever.

Captain Brien: No dessert.

Dr. Daller: No dessert whatsoever.

Captain Brien: Don’t have a sweet tooth and do the keto.

Dr. Daller: No, you cannot be even social, between you and I. Where are you going to go and eat that?

Captain Brien: Right.

Dr. Daller: And that’s a problem with the keto diet, you have to be strong, you have to prepare your meals, you have to know what you’re doing. You cannot go to a, you know, I’m going to a party, I’m going through the keto, hey, people are going to think you’re an ass.

Captain Brien: Right, yeah exactly.

Dr. Daller: You know, they’re going to say, what is that? I mean, you just want to eat that stuff? How rude.

Captain Brien: And it gets expensive if you’re in a restaurant just ordering that.

Dr. Daller: Just that stuff, correct. It is expensive, especially very, very healthy.

Captain Brien: What about shrimp, can you do shrimp?

Dr. Daller: You can do shrimp, you can do shrimp.

Captain Brien: Like shrimp cocktail.

Dr. Daller: Without the cocktail sauce, the cocktail sauce is horrific.

Captain Brien: No way.

Dr. Daller: So there’s nothing good, the ketchup is bad for you, the cocktail sauce, horrible for you, mustard is great for you.

Captain Brien: Mustard is good.

Dr. Daller: Mustard is fantastic, healthy mustard, not the cheap stuff.

Captain Brien: The corn syrup is in the ketchup like crazy.

Dr. Daller: Horrible

Dr. Daller: Ketchup is horrific. Drink plenty of water, water, water, water. At night, after you are in ketosis and everything, if you want a little shot of the Captain Brian vodka, you can do that.

Captain Brien: You can do that, all night, you can do a couple.

Dr. Daller: Not all night, look at that.

Captain Brien: A couple shots.

Dr. Daller: He’s promoting his vodka already.

Captain Brien: I’m just saying, if you want to take a couple extras, it’s okay, I won’t say you’re cheating on the diet.

Dr. Daller: Unbelievable, all night. This is about health! I mean it’s unbelievable!

Captain Brien: I won’t say that.

Dr. Daller: He’s always trying to stick something about the vodka, it’s unbelievable. Captain Brien, what am I going to do with you?

Captain Brien: I hope everybody realizes how much knowledge that they’re getting right now, it’s amazing.

Dr. Daller: Absolutely.

Captain Brien: Guys, this is the Captain’s Log. Dr. Daller’s telling us all about the keto diet, and I hope that you’re gonna try it, and if you do, message us, let us know you’re doing on it.

Dr. Daller: Absolutely.

Captain Brien: And how much weight you lost!

Dr. Daller: Absolutely, please try that, but be smart about it. If you’re not very healthy, don’t do that. Consult the doctor, send me a text message, say hey, I’m thinking about it, what do you think about that? I’ll answer those questions, no problem, you don’t even need to come.

Captain Brien: And I’m not the doctor, he’s the doctor on the show.

Dr. Daller: You know, he looks like a doctor, I put the white coat on him, he look like George Clooney in that, what’s the name of that show, ER.

Captain Brien:  Alright guys, we’re out. It’s getting deep in here, see ya. Have a good day, we’ll be back tomorrow on the Captain’s Log, don’t forget.