Mastering Blood Sugar
Mastering Blood Sugar
Dr. Brian Mowll
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Learn how to use a real food diet, lifestyle modification, and functional medicine to master your blood sugar and reverse type 2 diabetes . Join diabetes expert Dr. Brian Mowll as he shares inspiring conversations with the world's leading health experts about how to transform metabolic health.
Unlocking the Power of Fasting for Better Blood Sugar
In this episode, Dr. Jockers discusses the ketogenic diet, blood sugar control, and diabetes. He reflects on how the ketogenic diet's popularity has grown over the years and shares new insights and learnings from his experiences. Dr. Jockers highlights the importance of this diet in managing diabetes and improving overall health. Join us on this enlightening journey as we explore the science behind this powerful dietary approach and its myriad benefits for blood sugar regulation. This episode is your one-stop podcast for unlocking the secrets of the ketogenic diet and its incredible impact on blood sugar management. Fueling the Body: Unraveling the Ketogenic Diet's High-Fat MagicThe ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate-protein approach that involves cutting out sugars, grains, and high-carb foods, favoring healthy fats like avocados, olive oil, and grass-fed meats. This triggers ketosis, where the body efficiently burns fat for energy, aiding weight loss. Fat's satiating effect reduces hunger, and lower carbohydrate intake leads to decreased insulin levels, promoting overall health.Unlocking the Fat-Burning Potential: The Vital Role of Reducing Insulin LevelsThe ketogenic diet reduces blood sugar levels and improves control by limiting carbs and increasing healthy fats, leading to ketosis, where the body burns fat for fuel. This lowers insulin levels, addressing insulin resistance and promoting fat utilization. Ketones, produced during ketosis, offer various health benefits.Safeguarding Through Inflammation: The Body's Intricate Defense Mechanism Against Food ThreatsInflammation is a natural defense mechanism in the body against infection and foreign substances. Yet, chronic inflammation can be detrimental to health and increase the risk of various diseases. Dr. Jockers explains that food consumption can trigger inflammation, and adopting a ketogenic diet and fasting can help reduce it. When we eat, the body perceives food as a potential threat due to microbes and harmful substances it may contain. Consequently, the body initiates an inflammatory response to protect itself. Certain dietary choices, like high-carbohydrate foods raising insulin levels, and frequent eating throughout the day, can lead to chronic inflammation by consistently activating these inflammatory pathways. This constant presence of high insulin levels puts the body on high alert, sending inflammation signals throughout the entire system.Key Takeaways:00:11 Ketogenic diet improves blood sugar10:23 Ketones and fasting reduce inflammation10:58 Inflammation and ketosis explained22:04 Transitioning to a ketogenic diet22:18 Stay hydrated and consume electrolytes32:28 Ketogenic diet can reverse diabetes33:04 Personalized approach for optimal health38:40 Revitalize your energy: hydrate with more waterResources:Website: Support the show
Jul 25, 2023
44 min
Revolutionizing Type 2 Diabetes Care: A Conversation with Dr. Amy McKenzie
Dr. Amy McKenzie discusses the work at Virta Health, an online specialty medical clinic that treats patients with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and pre-diabetes. Virta's treatment approach includes a ketogenic diet and technology-enabled continuous remote care. By using this approach, Virta Health has been able to help patients reduce or eliminate insulin and other oral medications. Clinical trials have significantly improved patients' insulin requirements and other medication reductions. Tune in as we chat about Virta Health's game-changing new model for optimal management when it comes to diabetes. How the Ketogenic Diet Empowers Insulin Users to Slash DependencyThe ketogenic diet has gained significant attention recently for its potential benefits in managing various health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. One organization at the forefront of utilizing this diet for diabetes management is Virta Health. Virta Health is an online specialty medical clinic focusing on patients with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and pre-diabetes. Their treatment approach addresses the underlying principle of insulin resistance common to these conditions. The primary component of their protocol is a ketogenic diet or nutritional ketosis. This diet involves consuming ultra-low carbohydrate meals that force the body to rely on fat for energy instead of glucose.Unleashing the Power of Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Diabetes MedicationReducing medication for diabetes is a topic of great interest and importance in the field of healthcare. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, is a chronic condition that requires ongoing management to control blood sugar levels and prevent complications. Traditionally, medications have been a critical component of diabetes treatment, helping to lower blood sugar and manage the disease. However, there is growing evidence that reducing medication use, particularly insulin, can have significant benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes. The ketogenic diet has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and promote weight loss. By following this diet, patients can reduce their reliance on medications, including insulin, and improve blood sugar control.Revolutionizing Diabetes Care: Introducing a Game-Changing New Model for Optimal ManagementThe Virta Health program uses a ketogenic diet, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and reduces insulin dependence in type 2 diabetes. By limiting carbohydrates, the body relies on fats for energy, improving insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control. The program offers continuous remote care and physician monitoring through an app-based system. It provides ongoing support, accountability, and treatment adjustments. Peer support is also available to connect patients and foster a sense of community.Key Takeaways:[04:49] A ketogenic diet reduces insulin use[07:03] Reducing medications improves diabetes management[13:50] Importance of weight loss in diabetes reversal[19:03] Ketones have potential health benefits[23:06] Health coaching improves diabetes management[27:33] Improve patient outcomes through research[33:14] Make research evidence freely accessibleResources:LinkedIn: Health: Support the show
Jul 9, 2023
35 min
Navigating LADA: Strategies for Blood Sugar Control and Emotional Well-being
In this episode, CJ Walker, also known as the Genetic Diabetic, speaks about LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood), a condition often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes. CJ shares her personal experience with being misdiagnosed and ultimately diagnosed with LADA and discusses the key things to know about this condition. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning more about LADA and how it differs from other types of diabetes. Listeners will gain valuable insights into this lesser-known form of diabetes and learn how to recognize the symptoms and seek appropriate care.LADA: The Diabetes That Falls in BetweenLADA, or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood, is a condition that is often misdiagnosed. Some people call it type 1.5 diabetes, as it shares characteristics of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. LADA is a form of diabetes caused by an autoimmune response that attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This results in gradually losing insulin production, leading to high blood sugar levels.One of the key differences between type 2 diabetes and LADA is the age of onset. Type 2 diabetes typically occurs in adults over the age of 45, while LADA can occur at any age but is most commonly diagnosed in adults between the ages of 30 and 50. Additionally, LADA is more common in people who are not overweight or obese, while type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity.Advocating for Diabetes: A Never-Ending FightDiabetes is a chronic illness that requires constant advocacy; this is especially true for those with LADA, a form of diabetes that is often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes. CJ shares her experience of being misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes and her frustration with ineffective treatments. It was only after advocating for herself and doing her research that CJ could receive a proper diagnosis of LADA. CJ highlights the need for individuals with diabetes to be proactive in their healthcare and not be afraid to speak up and ask questions.LADA: The Autoimmune Diabetes That Needs Careful ManagementLADA, a form of diabetes with an autoimmune origin, involves the immune system attacking healthy tissues and cells. Unlike type 1 diabetes, LADA progresses slowly and is often diagnosed in adulthood. To preserve pancreatic function and insulin production, it is important to manage LADA by minimizing stress on the pancreas. This includes avoiding processed sugars and refined flour that can trigger insulin surges. While an ultra-low-carb or keto diet isn't required, it's essential to be mindful of food choices and their impact on blood sugar levels.Key Takeaways:[00:21] LADA, Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood[04:14] Type 1.5 diabetes diagnosis[08:27] Autoimmune conditions and proper diagnosis[14:39] Managing diabetes takes decision-making[16:39] Hormonal differences in diabetes[21:09] Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults[25:03] Managing LADA with medications[29:14] Diabetes support and resourcesResources:Website: Support the show
Jun 20, 2023
35 min
How to Lose Weight and Reverse Diabetes With Dr. Rob Cywes
We are lucky to be joined by the "Carb Addiction Doc,” Dr. Robert Cywes. Dr. Cywes works in the trenches and has a wealth of knowledge to share about preventing and managing diabetes. This episode touches on the challenges of balancing conventional and natural approaches to diabetes treatment. Plus, Dr. Cywes discusses the various ways to minimize your chances of developing diabetes and the importance of changing one's mindset to improve health outcomes. This episode is packed with valuable information for anyone looking to prevent diabetes, manage diabetes, and tackle diabetes risk factors.Diabetes: A Growing Problem, a Growing Need for SolutionsMedication is a tool that can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes. However, it is essential to understand that medication alone cannot fix the root cause of the problem. In the case of diabetes, high blood sugar is just the tip of the iceberg. There is much more to be addressed to truly help those with diabetes.Dr. Cywes emphasizes the importance of addressing behavior and treating the cause of the disease. Medication can be used as an accelerant to treatment, but it should not be relied on as the sole solution. Instead, medication should be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes and addressing the root cause of the problem. This can ultimately lead to remission of the disease and the ability to deprescribe medication.CGMs: A Game-Changer for Diabetes CareOne crucial tool for managing diabetes is the continuous glucose monitor (CGM). CGMs provide real-time information about blood sugar levels, which is essential for effective diabetes management. Blood sugar levels should not be a flat line. Instead, blood sugar levels should fluctuate within an appropriate range for each individual. CGMs can help patients understand their blood sugar fluctuations and adjust their diet and medication as needed.Sugar Trap: How to Avoid Insulin Resistance and DiabetesDr. Cywes highlights the adverse effects of excess sugar consumption on insulin resistance. The body has a delicate balance between glucagon and insulin, which work together to stabilize blood sugar levels. However, when excess carbohydrates or protein are consumed, the body prioritizes the storage of these nutrients, leading to insulin dominance instead of glucagon dominance. This can lead to insulin resistance, where the body blocks the insulin receptors to protect cells from the damaging effects of excess sugar.Key Takeaways:[02:31] Treating diabetes beyond blood sugar[07:06] Blood sugar and glucagon[11:53] Insulin and glucagon dominance[17:36] Insulin resistance causes and theories[21:26] Carbohydrates and fat consumption[25:09] Medication for insulin resistance[32:25] Insulin management in diabetes[36:19] Insulin testing and dysregulation[40:11] Glucagon's importance in health[43:04] Satiety hormones and pathways[57:10] Insulin suppression in carnivores[01:03:06] Personalized medicineResources:JSAPA: https://obesityunderstood.comYouTube: the show
Jun 8, 2023
1 hr 8 min
Unlocking Fertility: Understanding the Connection Between Blood Sugar and Pregnancy with Dr. Christine Maren
Are you pregnant and have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Are you looking for nutrition advice to help you have a healthy pregnancy? Do you have food sensitivities that are affecting your blood sugar levels? If so, then this podcast with Dr. Christine Maren is for you! In this podcast, we will discuss gestational diabetes, nutrition advice for a healthy pregnancy, food sensitivities, blood sugar management, and elimination diets. Tune in as we chat about the importance of healthy fats during breastfeeding and some of the most significant health issues impacting fertility. Gestational Diabetes: Nutrition Advice for a Healthy PregnancyGestational diabetes affects pregnant women, causing high blood sugar levels, and the lack of discussion around it may make women hesitant to deviate from their doctor's advice. Dr. Christine Maren's podcast shares her personal experience with gestational diabetes and conflicting nutrition advice, such as the recommendation to follow a high-carb, whole-grain diet, which led to blood sugar spikes. The confusion arises from the misconception that whole wheat bread is better than white bread for blood sugar levels. Additionally, the advice to consume 50% carbs but low fat left her unsure of suitable food choices.The Link Between Food Sensitivities and Blood Sugar ManagementNot all carbohydrates are created equal. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) does not differentiate between types of carbohydrates, treating all carbs as equal; this can be problematic for individuals with gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and even type 1 diabetes. Consuming high-carbohydrate foods can cause blood sugar levels to spike, leading to complications and health issues.Elimination Diet: A Guide to Identifying Food SensitivitiesFood sensitivities can contribute to various health issues, including gastrointestinal problems, skin rashes, mental health issues, and inflammatory states. Identifying and eliminating these sensitivities can be crucial for individuals looking to improve their overall health and well-being. The top three food sensitivities are dairy, gluten, and eggs. While these foods are nutrient-dense and beneficial for many people, some individuals may have sensitivities that cause negative reactions.The best way to learn about food sensitivities is through elimination diets and food sensitivity testing. Elimination diets involve removing potential trigger foods from the diet for at least four weeks and then slowly reintroducing them one at a time to see if any physical reactions occur. Food sensitivity testing can also be helpful, but it is essential to interpret the results with caution, especially if the individual is already on an elimination diet. By taking control of their diet and identifying potential trigger foods, individuals can improve their quality of life and reduce the negative effects of food sensitivities.Key Takeaways:[10:10] How food sensitivities play a role in different stressors[18:30] What are some of the side effects of gluten?[20:35] The importance of healthy fats during pregnancy and breastfeeding[28:10] What are some of the biggest health issues impacting fertility?[32:15] Advice for people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes.Resources:Website: Ways to Detox Your Home: Support the show
May 29, 2023
40 min
Beyond Weight Loss: Uncovering the True Meaning of Self-Love with Drew Manning
Drew Manning, the "Fit2Fat2Fit Guy," experienced a unique transformation journey after gaining 75 pounds in 2011. Drew explains his story with Dr. Brian, including how he stopped exercising and ate a standard American diet to gain weight. Drew shares his knowledge of the complex factors influencing weight loss and health change, such as hormones, mental and emotional factors, and food addiction. He also talks about the disconnect between himself and his clients before the experiment due to his never being overweight and how that changed when he completed the Fit2Fat2Fit experiment. Lessons Learned From Drew's Fit2Fat2Fit Experience Drew experienced first-hand how powerful emotional eating can be. Food is the most accessible drug in the United States because it gives us a dopamine hit. Our brains crave more of that dopamine hit, so we eat more. This dopamine hit is why it is so hard for people to get off processed foods and onto healthier options. It is like going through withdrawal symptoms.Drew faced cravings but stayed on track with his transformation plan thanks to accountability and motivation from followers. He also learned that transformation involves mental and emotional aspects, addressing food addiction, self-sabotage, nutrient processing, genetics, and hormone balance. Despite the complexity, with motivation and accountability, he achieved a healthier life.Health and Your Relationship With FoodGenetics can impact our relationship with food. Emotional attachments formed in childhood, such as associating ice cream with rewards, can lead to reaching for it during emotional moments. It's crucial to be aware of our eating patterns and behaviors, considering how genetics influence our relationship with food. With motivation and support, making the necessary changes for a healthier life is achievable.Weight Loss Is Highly Individualized Despite genetic influences on our relationship with food, it's possible to achieve a healthier life. Understanding our own food patterns is crucial. Comparing ourselves to online influencers and expecting their results is unrealistic. Weight loss is a complex and individual journey, requiring empathy for those facing challenges.Key Takeaways:[02:14] Getting fat to motivate clients.[03:58] Complex factors in diabetes management.[07:00] Processed food and addiction.[17:14] Emotional eating habits.[20:30] Fitness industry and body types.[27:10] Accessibility to healthy food.[29:11] Overcoming mental and emotional hurdles.[38:10] Maintaining weight loss.[41:22] Self-love and healthy lifestyles[45:10] Age and fitness transformation.Resources:Instagram: https://fit2fat2fit.comFacebook: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose: Keto: A Guide to Transforming Your Body and Your Mind for Life: Support the show
May 19, 2023
55 min
Finding Balance: A Conversation on Nutrition and Health with Angelique Panagos
In this episode, Angelique Panagos, a nutritional therapist from the UK, joins the show to chat about the topics of hormones, digestion, and blood sugar health. Angelique shares that blood sugar is the cornerstone of her work as it significantly impacts energy levels, hormonal symptoms, mental clarity, and overall quality of life. She emphasizes the importance of balancing blood sugar levels to help reverse hormonal conditions and improve people's quality of life. This episode provides valuable insights into the role of nutrition in promoting overall health and wellness. Tune in for a conversation about the benefits of functional medicine and how it can help clients effectively manage various health conditions.Balancing Blood Sugar LevelsMaintaining balanced blood sugar levels is essential for optimal health and well-being. Nutritional therapist Angelique Panagos believes that balancing blood sugar levels is the cornerstone of her work and is vital for improving people's quality of life. When our blood sugar levels become unbalanced, it can lead to various issues, from hormonal imbalances and digestive problems to poor mental clarity and low energy. When working with clients, Angelique analyzes their diets for refined carbohydrates, sugary foods, long periods without eating, and caffeine. She also requests a food and mood diary to understand their eating habits and mood changes. Nutritional therapists can help identify imbalances and create a plan to achieve balanced blood sugar levels, emphasizing the importance of paying attention to our diets.Reduce Stress and Eat BetterOne of the most common mistakes that can lead to poor blood sugar levels is eating desserts for breakfast. Clever marketing has tricked many people, making identifying healthy food choices difficult. Eating processed foods and sugary snacks can also lead to poor blood sugar levels. Modern life often causes stress, which can harm our health and affect our blood sugar levels. To minimize stress, taking time for self-care is crucial, along with being mindful of our diets. Practicing self-care and eating a balanced diet can improve our overall health and well-being.Make Lifestyle Changes To Balance HormonesOne of the most important things we can do to improve our health is to make lifestyle changes to balance our hormones. Hormones are crucial for our overall health and well-being, and when they are out of balance, they can significantly impact our physical and mental health.Hormonal imbalances can affect stress hormones, sex hormones, and thyroid hormones, causing various symptoms such as tiredness, irritability, and hair loss. To balance hormones, we need lifestyle changes such as reducing stress, eating a balanced diet, and practicing self-care. Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can help reduce stress.Key Takeaways[00:01:10] Importance of blood sugar health.[00:05:17] Dessert for breakfast.[00:07:27] Deceptive marketing of "healthy" foods.[00:10:38] Sugar and hormone balance.[00:14:21] Hormones and stress interplay.[00:18:00] Hormonal effects on health.[00:21:44] Changing diet for PCOS.[00:25:13] PCOS and sugar addiction.[00:29:18] Hormonal balance and diet.[00:33:32] Food industry's social responsibility.ResourcesInstagram: Masterclass: Balance Plan: Support the show
May 2, 2023
39 min
Drop Acid: Understanding Uric Acid and its Impact on Health with Dr. David Perlmutter
In this podcast episode, Dr. Brian interviews Dr. David Perlmutter about his new book, "Drop Acid," which focuses on uric acid and how it relates to metabolic health, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and other health issues. The two discuss the importance of understanding the role of uric acid in the body and how it can be managed through diet and lifestyle changes to support overall health. As a neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter became interested in uric acid's impact on the brain and explored this topic in his book.Elevated Uric Acid Can Cause DiseaseElevated uric acid levels in the body can cause several diseases and conditions. Uric acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body, but when it is present at higher-than-normal levels, it can cause many health problems. Uric acid is most commonly associated with gout, a type of arthritis, but it can also be linked to other conditions such as metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down purines, which are found in certain foods such as organ meats, sardines, anchovies, and mushrooms. When the body cannot properly process and excrete the excess uric acid, it can build up in the bloodstream and cause problems.Limit Added Sugar ConsumptionIn today’s modern world, limiting added sugar consumption is more important than ever. Fructose is a type of sugar found naturally in fruits and vegetables and is also added to many processed foods. Fructose is metabolized differently than other sugars and has been linked to higher uric acid levels in the body. Excess fructose intake has been linked to several metabolic issues, including hypertension, cognitive decline, and obesity.Lower Uric Acid For Better HealthUric acid is a by-product of fructose metabolism, and elevated uric acid levels can lead to serious health problems. High uric acid levels are associated with an increased risk of death from all-cause mortality, cardiovascular death, and stroke. Additionally, it can increase the risk of erectile dysfunction and lead to the formation of uric acid crystals in the blood vessels and joints. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce uric acid levels and improve health. The first step is to identify and avoid hidden sources of fructose. This includes reading labels and being aware of the different names for added sugars, such as organic cane syrup. It is also important to limit alcohol consumption, especially beer, as it is rich in purines which can raise uric acid levels. Key Takeaways:[00:00:36] Uric acid and metabolic health.[00:05:00] Uric acid's causative role.[00:09:29] The dangers of fructose.[00:13:05] Uricase mutation and body fat.[00:17:23] Uric acid and fructose.[00:23:51] Uric acid and erectile dysfunction.[00:28:07] Uric acid and blood sugar.[00:29:58] AMP kinase and uric acid.[00:34:10] Paleo movement and our ancestors.[00:38:14] Lowering uric acid levels.[00:42:14] Neuroinflammation and Alzheimer's.[00:46:13] Fruit consumption and uric acid.Resources:Website: https://www.drperlmutter.comDrop Acid: Support the show
Apr 26, 2023
53 min
Debunking Nutrition Myths with Dietitian Michelle Hurn
In this episode, Dr. Brian interviews dietitian Michelle Hurn, author of "The Dietitian's Dilemma," who shares her story of recovering from anorexia nervosa at the age of 12 and how it led her to become a low-carb advocate. Michelle discusses the importance of metabolic health and how diet and lifestyle can improve it. Through her own experience and working with clients, she emphasizes the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet and debunks some common nutrition myths. Listen to this insightful episode to gain valuable insights into improving your metabolic health. Avoid Processed Carbs and OilsProcessed carbs and oils are some of the worst things you can put in your body. Not only are they unhealthy, but they can also contribute to serious health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. That's why it's so important to avoid processed carbs and oils whenever possible.One of the primary sources of processed carbs and oils is processed food. Processed food is often loaded with unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, corn syrup, canola oil, and soy protein. These ingredients make food taste better but can also lead to various health issues. That's why it's so important to read the labels on food before you buy it and avoid any food that contains these ingredients.Question Conventional Approaches To HealthIn today's world, it is all too easy to accept conventional approaches to health without questioning them. We often take the advice of doctors, nutritionists, and other health professionals without considering the potential consequences. However, it is essential to remember that conventional approaches are not always the best or most effective.Take nutrition, for example. For years, the dietary guidelines have recommended a diet high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and low in protein. This approach has been accepted by many as the only way to eat for optimal health. But recent research has shown that this approach may not be the best for everyone.Heal With Real FoodIt is vital to keep it simple and to focus on quality, nutrient-dense foods. When transitioning to a real food diet, focusing on nutrient-dense foods such as beef, butter, liver, and salmon is crucial. It is also essential to avoid processed foods and sugary drinks. Coffee can be consumed with heavy cream, and having carrots a few nights a week is okay.Key Takeaways[00:02:29] Low bone density in athletes. [00:03:19] Carbs and diabetes. [00:13:24] Low-carb diet and anxiety. [00:18:01] Ethics in dietetics. [00:21:17] Extreme diets and eating disorders. [00:23:48] Refeeding the brain with fat. [00:31:02] Carnivore diet for blood sugar. [00:47:51] Lifestyle changes for better health.ResourcesWebsite: Book: Instagram: Twitter: Coaching Programs: Support the show
Apr 18, 2023
54 min
Mastering Blood Sugar Podcast: The Vegetable Myth with Paul Saladino, MD
In this episode, Dr. Brian interviews Dr. Paul Saladino, the Carnivore MD, on his unconventional approach to nutrition and health. Dr. Saladino challenges the common belief that vegetables are always good for humans and advocates for a carnivorous diet instead. He discusses his book and the research behind his ideas, inviting listeners to consider new perspectives on health and nutrition. The conversation touches on the influence of parents and cultural programming and the importance of questioning our assumptions.Vegetables Are Not Always Healthy Vegetables are often considered one of the most essential and healthy foods a person can eat. We are taught to include them in our diet from a young age, and doctors and nutritionists often recommend them. However, recent research by Dr. Paul Saladino, the carnivore MD, has challenged this assumption.Dr. Saladino suggests that not all vegetables are healthy for humans. He argues that some vegetables contain compounds that can harm our bodies. For example, Dr. Saladino points to the presence of lectins, proteins found in some plants that may lead to inflammation and other adverse health effects. He also suggests that some vegetables contain compounds that can be hard for our bodies to digest, such as oxalates and phytates, which can interfere with the absorption of specific vitamins and minerals.Eliminate Seed Oils and Processed SugarDr. Saladino emphasizes the importance of eliminating seed oils and processed sugar from our diets. Seed oils, such as corn, canola, safflower, sunflower, and grape seed oil, are often found in processed foods and can contribute to various health issues. Processed sugar also contributes significantly to health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Eat Animals For NutrientsEating animals for their nutrients is a concept that has been around for centuries. In recent years, however, the idea has been met with skepticism because plants contain more vitamins and minerals than animals. However, this is not necessarily true. While plants contain some vitamins and minerals, they also contain defense chemicals that can harm humans. Additionally, animal foods are more bioavailable than plant foods, meaning that our bodies can more easily absorb and use the nutrients found in animal foods. The Hadza, an indigenous people living in Tanzania, is an example of a culture that relies heavily on animal foods. The Hadza are hunter-gatherers, hunting and gathering their nutrition from the land. They consume various animals, including antelope, wildebeest, and other game, as well as honey, fruits, and nuts. Studies have found that the Hadza have an excellent nutrient intake, with adequate levels of vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as minerals such as iron, zinc, and magnesium. This is likely due to their diet, which is high in animal foods.Key Takeaways[00:01:25] Challenging beliefs about vegetables.[00:03:44] Vegetables are potentially not healthy.[00:09:11] Plant defense mechanisms.[00:18:22] The benefits and detriments of vegetables.[00:21:40] Molecular hormetics in plants.[00:24:19] Why we should eat animals.[00:27:20] Metabolic dysfunction and diet.[00:33:04] Fructose and fruit vs. processed sugar.[00:41:30] Seed oils and metabolic disease.[00:44:41] Optimal human diet.[00:56:43] Evolution of human vision.ResourcesWebsite: https://www.carnivoremd.comThe Carnivore Code: Support the show
Apr 12, 2023
1 hr 2 min
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