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  • 00:51:20

    Part 27 - Sally Fallon Morell on the Wise Traditions of our Ancestors & Weston A. Price

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    Sally Fallon Morell is the director and co-founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation. She’s spent the last 20 years doing amazing work to promote the wise traditions of our ancestors and their farming, preparation, and consumption of foods. She’s written many amazing books such as Nourishing Traditions, Eat Fat, Lose Fat, and a new Book called Nourishing Diets. I really value all that she’s done and continues to do.

    I’ve come to realize my ideal diet is the one the Weston A. Price Foundation recommends minus the grains, even though they are safe if you prepare them properly as Sally mentions. I’d prefer to run on fat and most people listening probably know the vast benefits of doing this. I want to highlight that they can be safe to eat if you soak them overnight, etc. so if you choose to eat these foods at least do it properly.

    You may have noticed I’m getting all kinds of people on the show. I don’t want to be totally one sided. I’ll let people share their differing opinions and not argue with them. That doesn’t mean I support their stance. Dr. David Klurfeld, Layne Norton - let’s hear what they have to say.

    I think it would be a disservice to just keep getting people on the show who 100% agree with me. You have to be open to all sides so you’re not caught being dogmatic just like vegans and only look at things from one angle or miss the truth because your head is in the sand. All I’m after is truth, and will change my views if necessary. So far, nothing has shaken my belief that we need to eat nutrient dense ancestral diets with a lot of animal fat. I believe it’s better to run on fat, and most carbs are pretty worthless because they don’t have a lot of nutrients for how much energy they have. You can get the same nutrients that properly sprouted and fermented grains have elsewhere.

    People doing carnivore. Listen to the teachings of Dr. Price. Eat the whole animal. So much of the good stuff is in the bits and pieces. You can point to many populations over time eating mostly all or even 100% animal foods for long periods or life, and I agree with you, but they weren’t eating only muscle meat.

    I think the best diet out there is basically what Tara Couture, my last podcast guest who’s a homestead farmer, feeds her family. The full animal plus fermented veg and other fresh grown veg thrown in. Add in some more exotic foods such as fish eggs, avocado, mushrooms, and coconut oil. You can’t get more nutrient dense and less potentially harmful than that.


    This was our last film tour and we’re now actively engaged in post-production for Food Lies. All the T-shirts and rewards are being sent out shortly. You can still pre-order the film and get the other rewards at Indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production which is linked here in the show notes and at FoodLies.org where you can also see the film trailer. Thanks so much for the support and here’s Sally.

    Show Notes

    Just got back from filming with her on her farm in southern Maryland They mimic nature with regenerative and holistic farming practices and produce raw milk and raw cheese, etc. It’s strange that we need an entire organization just help re-educate people on how we have always eaten. It’s an uphill battle with a ton of opposition Rotational grazing mimics the grazing and movement of ruminants throughout history Weston A. Price foundation validates traditional farming and eating practices with modern science Demonization of saturated fats Procter & Gamble and the cottonseed oil and Crisco story - they were experts at marketing to housewives of the time Vegetable oils might be worse than trans fat For all of history humans prized animal fat It’s insane to give kids skim milk Dr. Price found that different culture all over the world had similar practices of a nutrient dense animal food diet 6 months prior to conception Vegetarian diet 2014 UK study: “our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life.” https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0088278&type=printable Tooth health is a great indicator of overall health Wide dental arches and face and not needing braces is a sign of good nutrition from pre-conception through the growth phase Our ancestors built up their vitamin A stores well ahead of becoming pregnant by eating organ meats, animal fat, butter, egg yolks, etc. The heart starts growing before the women even knows she’s pregnant Prenatal vitamins aren't bioavailable - you need to get the full nutrition from the food you eat The foundation has seen so many examples of healthy, strong, smart, attractive babies born from eating this nutrient dense diet Some of his other studies and observations of kids in youth detention facilities and where he gave different groups of low income kids one nutritious meal per day of beef stew and cod liver oil with really good grass fed butter When displacing foods of modern civilization came in (sugar, flour, canned foods, vegetable oils) the first thing that happened was rampant tooth decay. The next generation had the narrow jaws and crooked teeth People on the traditional diet didn’t get tuberculosis He studied the level in vitamins in butter compared to when the cows were on the best grass compared to heart attack rates He also presented data showing the level of minerals in the soil and the correlation to PhDs - the areas that people were born and raised with the most fertile soil produced far more doctors Her new book is called Nourishing Diets and it looks at what populations around the world really ate throughout history. Of course none of them were vegan or vegetarian - they all highly cherished and regarded animal foods https://www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Diets-Ancestral-Traditional-Peoples/dp/1538711680 Crushes the original Blue Zones book that tried to claim many long living populations were plant based He actually lied - there’s studies showing all the people who got more animal foods and animal fat lived longer than people who didn’t She has an article about each one of the 5 blue zones refuting the original author: http://nourishingtraditions.com/true-blue-zones-okinawa/ http://nourishingtraditions.com/true-blue-zones-sardinia http://nourishingtraditions.com/true-blue-zones-ikaria-greece/ http://nourishingtraditions.com/true-blue-zones-loma-linda/ http://nourishingtraditions.com/true-blue-zones-costa-rica/ The China Study is also oft cited by vegetarian zealots. That was a very poorply done study and actually the authors said it was not to be used to draw conclusions from or show causation… although that’s exactly what vegan propagandist T. Colin Campbell did She says grains were actually being cultivated before we thought. BUT all the cultures knew to detoxify them by soaking and fermenting them Eating a bunch of whole grains caused a ton of problems in modern society like gluten intolerance, leaky but, SIBO, IBS, and much more. THere’s so many anti-nutrients in grains, humans aren't meant to digest them No whole foods are excluded on the Weston A. Price diet. It’s all about the context and preparation of your food A little know fact is that brushing your teeth isn't the biggest factor in tooth decay - it’s actually your diet. Obviously these non-westernized cultures throughout history didn't have toothpaste, toothbrushes, and flouride, yet they all had near-perfect teeth How the nutrient diet of our ancestors affects jaw development Anecdotally, her parents both had perfect teeth (raised on butter and animal fat), her and her 3 siblings all needed braces (raised on vegetable oils), and all her children and grandchildren have great teeth (went back to butter and animal fats) Her daughter has a gluten intolerance because she got too many whole grains too early in life. For her later children she waited and they’re all fine Why raw milk is considered harmful (even though it is what we should be consuming) It’s funny to see all this new enthusiasm for bone broth and fermented foods when Dr .Price and the foundation have known about it all along The future is in small artisan producers of these foods - it doesn’t take a lot of capital to start up The new generation is already heading this way - they don’t want to work for big corporations Technology got us away from our roots but it has the potential to help us get back They set up http://rawmilk.com Become a member or find out more at http://westonaprice.com Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:20:24

    Part 26 - Tara Couture on Nutrient Dense, Ancestral, and Optimal Eating, Farming, and Life

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    Welcome back everyone, I’m Brian Sanders and I quit my job and have dedicated my life to the investigation of nutrition and lifelong health. I’m creating the feature length documentary Food Lies, this podcast, and a health technology company here in Los Angeles with a doctor and 2 other partners.

    Today I’m talking to Tara Couture who is a certified nutritionist, homestead farmer, expert in nutrient dense cooking and living, and maybe my new favorite person ever.

    She’s raised her family for 25 years on the most amazing, nutrient dense foods you can imagine using her nutrition background, teachings from Weston A. Price, raw milk from farmer friends, and mostly her own animals she raises. She butchers her own animals, churns her own butter, makes her own head cheese, etc., etc. She is the real deal. Check out what I’m talking about before you even listen to this episode on her amazing Instagram account http://instagram.com/slowdownfarmstead

    She’s a wealth of information and I genuinely enjoyed our talk. We get into vegan lies, the canadian mafia-like police arresting people for selling food they produced by hand, crazy family members refusing to eat her food, and a lot more. Her husband is an ER doctor and deals with some of this insanity as well.

    Don’t forget you can still preorder the Food Lies film on Indiegogo to support its creation and this podcast. Thanks again for everyone’s support so far and please enjoy this great episode with Tara Couture.

    http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

    Show Notes

    She has the best Instagram account in the game http://instagram.com/slowdownfarmstead She lives on a homestead farm in Canada and raises basically all her own animals and food She eats the most glorious, nutrient food you can imagine Tara and her husband (who is a doctor) were in the military and moved around for many years. Every place they went they immediately found local farmers to supply them with the nutrient dense food they needed She bought deep freezers on Craigslist for $50 and bought bulk animals for the whole year People in cities can go to farmers markets or get involved with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) https://www.localharvest.org/csa/ Her daughter is living in a small apartment and buying bulk meat from farmers and deep freezing as well It doesn't have to be all or nothing - do what you can Daughters went off and ate normal food with friends as teenagers and felt sick and hated it She’s eating an animal food-only diet currently but doesn't like to call it carnivore or keto because that’s not what she’s after - she’s going after nutrient density She lists some of the things she eats daily - duck confit, head cheese, rabbit liver, kidney, adn heart pate, duck prosciutto… the list goes on Duck prosciutto sounds fancy but is actually super easy to make We’ve been sold a bunch of lies by big food producers making it seem like they’re the only ones that can feed us and it’s so hard to cook on your own She inexplicably has a 26 year old daughter while looking 26 herself Her daughter was misdiagnosed with a rare disease which made her go vegetarian. Her health fell apart despite doing it very well with all the right food combinations All her daughters were raised on organic foods, raw milk and cream, lots of animal fats and they are all beautiful and lean They’ve never had antibiotics and none of them even have a doctor The younger 2 daughters have never had a cavity (Tara was eating vegetarian when she had the oldest so…) Her youngest is on the boys hockey team and squats 225 lbs and was born 10 lbs 6 oz She thinks their calm and even-keeled temperament is very noticable and attributes it to a very healthy diet They bring big coolers of real foods (meat) to hockey tournaments Youngest daughter has never had fast food before - she says she wants that to be on her tombstone “the kid that never went to McDonalds” They have a beautiful organic garden and eat fermented plant foods like sauerkraut and kimchi She’s temporarily eating only animal foods because she has zero inflammation that way, feels great, and has no gut issues She lives near Ottawa on the Canadian Shield which has thin soil and is very rocky. There’s also trees everywhere. This land cannot be used for crops. The only good use for it is animals. They wander the forest and eat a really diverse variety of forage She does rotational grazing with her cows in the warmer months “The idea that grain or vegetarian diets will save the earth is so nonsensical. Anyone that works on the land can explain to you in one sentence why that can’t happen” Vegans have the loudest voices so people think it’s the majority People like Bill Gates think they know how to save the world - he’s some nerd who started a computer company - what does he know about farming? Don’t wait for these changes to come from the top - get your own well-sourced meat today She raises dairy cows, beef cows, ducks, meat rabbits, and heritage breed pigs (off and on) She makes her own butter which destroys any store bought grass fed butter Animals have instincts, just like humans, of what’s good for them She is working outside the system regarding insurance, so if anything happens she’s screwed They have a quota system for milk where you have to buy the right to sell milk for tens of thousands of dollars It’s like a mafia. They raided her neighbor and took him to court It would be illegal for her to serve me milk if I visited Her slaughter story 7 min documentary on mobile slaughter called “I Kill” https://vimeo.com/118461898 The first animal she was around for the end of life was a bison she butchered with her mentor She develops relationships with these animals. This is part of life. We have a disconnect with death, and it’s not good For some reason we’re trying to rewrite nature and evolution with our current “me” oriented thought patterns An unnamed person in her life came over for dinner and brought her own diet yogurt, 7up, and granola bar to eat and refused to eat her farm grown, handmade food Her dad has major health problems Her husband is a doctor but doesn’t want to be part of the system pumping out drugs People go to the hospital for a common cold and demand antibiotics So much depression, ADHD, and anxiety in children these days, it’s crazy When he asks people what they eat they're offended Our society is soft We need to start with our community food system first - not the big food companies or policy at the top level https://www.westonaprice.org http://www.eatwild.com “It’s been the great con job of our century to make us think that all this stuff is hard and foreign and out of reach” Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
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  • 01:38:26

    Part 25 - Layne Norton on Carbs vs. Fat, Metabolism, and Personalized Nutrition

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    Welcome back everyone, I’m Brian Sanders and I quit my job and have dedicated my life to the investigation of nutrition and lifelong health. I’m creating the feature length documentary Food Lies, this podcast, and a health technology company here in Los Angeles with a doctor and 2 other partners.

    Today we have Layne Norton who I had a great time talking with and has a lot of good messages… Nobody should get too caught up in one way of doing something, even if it has tons of apparent benefits. I’ve always tried to keep an open mind and have repeatedly talked about how many different dietary strategies can work, especially on the two opposite ends of the spectrum. Just don’t get caught in the middle like most Americans.

    This wasn’t supposed to be a debate. Previous guest Dr. Dom D’Agostino recently had a quote debate with Layne on Joe Rogan’s podcast which I recommend that everyone check out. I don’t think Dom challenged him enough so I wanted to have him on and ask a few more questions. I believe people can do fine running on fat or glucose, or both, there's just benefits and downsides depending on which. I see almost no downsides to fat, it’s working for me, I see way more lines of evidence pointing to this being our default state, and so I continue to lean on this side as the preferred metabolic state.

    We talked about a very interesting study that just came out in November that I feel puts a big hit on his position that if you keep protein and overall calories consistent between to groups of people, the fat and carb content doesn't matter. This study which I linked to in the show notes https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4583 by Dr. David Ludwig controls for these, lasts 20 weeks - so long enough to actually get the subjects fat adapted (which I wanted to make a bigger point of that almost all other big studies fail to do) - and clearly shows as you drop your carb intake and replace it with fat, you burn more calories. If you’re burning more energy, you're losing weight.

    I have so many regrets on things I could have brought up and I’m sure I left things out. Many people listening will probably be yelling at their phones that I could have contradicted the old Kevin Hall studies in this way or brought up some point here or there. I’ll just say it’s hard to get everything out in the moment, live on air.

    One thing I was was going to say was NuSi funding the study doesn't make it biased. They purposely found researchers that don’t agree with the hypothesis to run the experiments with Dr. Ludwig. The subject changed and I forgot to bring this up.

    I also wanted to point to the blood markers that improved in the low carb group in this study compared to the higher carb group. This is important no matter what, but even more important to me because they weren't in a calorie deficit - they were just maintaining weight. That’s huge. Layne always says all the benefits of low carb can be attributed to being in a deficit. He said he didn’t get a chance to go over the study yet though. I’ll have to ask him about this another time. I posted the images of the graphs from the study on Instagram so you can see them there if you go back a few posts. Just search for @food.lies.

    Also, I’m not diminishing all the great aspects of keto. I feel like I’m going to piss off the keto community in this episode because they think I’m dismissing it or not bringing up all the studies showing the unique benefits. That’s for another time - I’m talking to Dr. Ryan Lowery about coming on the podcast soon who is the guy Layne is having a little online war with that comes up in this episode. He’ll talk about all the great studies on the benefits of a ketogenic diet. I wanted to focus on other things with Layne. We agree on a bunch of stuff in the first half then start to debate things in the second half.

    A bit more about him; he has a PhD in Nutritional Science and a background in biochemistry, he’s a professional natural bodybuilder, he’s won a bunch of competitions, he’s published a number of scientific papers, he’s a bodybuilding and physique coach, and also an author of a new book on weight loss.

    Before we get to the interview, I want to say if you have gotten any value out of the last 24 podcasts, the best way to show your support is to click through the link in the show notes and preorder a copy of the Food Lies film on Indiegogo. You can also find it by going to FoodLies.org I’m doing everything I can on a daily basis to spread information and create content to help people find unbiased and accurate information on something that should be everyone’s top priority in life - their health. Thanks so much for your support, and here’s Layne Norton.

    http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

    Show Notes

    He recently debated previous guest and keto researcher, Dom D’Agostino on Joe Rogan’s podcast He’s main goal is to call bullshit on bad science and bad dietary advice Dr. Mark Haub and the junk food diet http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html Calories in = calories out will always stand, there’s a lot more to it though The real problem is excess eating, so find a way that works for you to not do this He just finished an Ebook on losing weight and actually keeping it off called Fat Loss Forever https://www.biolayne.com/fat-loss-forever/ Everyone has their own hack or restriction they prefer. It could be keto makes you never feel hungry, for him it’s tracking his calories and macro intake People get really zealous about one way of eating when it works for them Exercise doesn't contribute a ton of weight loss by burning calories unless you’re doing a ton of it Exercise lowers the set point your body defends Some research showing exercise or activity sensitizes you to satiety signals Bengali workers study https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-abstract/4/2/169/4787034 Recency and delayed gratification Change your reward structure The real problem is fat and carbs together Why do diets fail? Rodent study showed it took twice as long to lose weight the 2nd attempt at dieting and they regained the weight 3 times as fast 4 basic components of your metabolic rate: BMR, NEAT, TEF, activity expenditure Don’t ever attempt a “diet” that has a start and end point, it’s destined for failure - choose lifestyle modification you can stick to Diets fail when things go wrong in people’s lives - limited will power I believe there are benefits to being fat adapted New study showing more energy is burned on a low carb diet compared to low fat, when calories and protein are controlled https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4583 Here’s one study about the brain (in rodents) using ketones preferentially over glucose https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874681/ Here’s another in humans https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0271678X16669366?journalCode=jcba Also from a Biochem textbook: “Many tissues prefer to use fatty acids and ketone bodies as oxidizable fuels in place of glucose. Most such tissues can use glucose but prefer to oxidize fatty acids and ketone bodies” Thomas M. Devlin, ed., Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations Humans can only store around 600g of glycogen in the muscles and liver yet we can store basically unlimited fat - we’re meant to run like batteries. Glucose wasn't always around. Metabolic flexibility Layne Norton’s keto experiment More carb vs. fat debate He is doubting if Tim Noakes actually had type 2 diabetes symptoms TOFI Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside Protein leverage hypothesis and Dr. Ted Naiman Eating pop tarts and their expensive toll Evolution and fat Eating at a deficit might be all that matters What about all the micronutrients? His angle is coming from bodybuilders who have a lot of energy to burn and are already good at tracking things like calories and being disciplined What he’s changed his mind on He’s debating Dr. Shawn Baker on Mark Bell’s podcast about vegetables Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:16:46

    Part 24 - Dr. David Klurfeld on Meat NOT Causing Cancer, Bogus Vegetarian Scientists, and Balanced Nutrition

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    Welcome back everyone, I’m Brian Sanders and I quit my job and have dedicated my life to the investigation of nutrition and lifelong health. I’m creating the feature length documentary Food Lies, this podcast, and a health technology company here in Los Angeles with a doctor and 2 other partners.

    Today my guest is Dr. David Klurfeld, which is a quite a treat. This is his first podcast appearance and had to get special clearance to be able to participate. He couldn’t talk about certain things because he’s the National Program Leader for Human Nutrition in the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA since 2004. He was also on the working group of the World Health Organization that decided meat causes cancer in 2015. I won’t leave you guessing - he was very opposed to it and called it “the most frustrating professional experience of his life.”

    He’s accumulated a vast amount of knowledge over his 40 years researching nutrition and dietary factors in cardiovascular diseases and cancer. He wrote an amazing peer-reviewed article defending meat titled “what is the role of meat in a healthy diet” which I linked to in the show notes. https://academic.oup.com/af/article/8/3/5/5048762

    He’s not going to support a fully carnivorous diet, but certainly sees past the bogus vegan propaganda

    Speaking of support - PLEASE support Food Lies on Indiegogo. Thanks for everything so far. The campaign just ended but Indiegogo allows us to keep funding because we hit our baseline goal. We need a bit more help to hit the real goal, however. Pre-order a copy of the film or check out some of the other perks. Also, this podcast has a website that I have barely even mentioned. Check out peak-human.com for all episodes and detailed show notes.

    A little more about Dr. Klurfeld before we start: He is responsible for the scientific direction of the intramural human nutrition research conducted by USDA laboratories. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition for 6 years and is currently Associate Editor of the American Journal for Clinical Nutrition. He is also a member of National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council.

    Let’s just say he’s done his homework… and still enjoys a good steak… here he is!

    Show Notes

    Dr. David Klurfeld focuses his research on the 3 macronutrients and their effect on health on chronic disease - specifically breast and colon cancer People debate on how much what we eat affects diet and disease A paper published tries to stick all of cardiovascular disease precisely on 10 factors https://jamanetwork.com/data/Journals/JAMA/936095/joi170008f1.png Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2608221 David and I spoke earlier and are on the same page - there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for how to eat, and nobody should pretend they have all the answers. There’s a framework and some general guidelines, however, that people should be aware of (if this isn’t already abundantly clear, this is the goal of the Food Lies film They have high salt as #1 factor of “cardiometabolic mortality attributable to dietary habits” and #2 being “low intake of nuts and seeds” There’s no evidence to support these specific quantities like amount of PUFAs Residual confounding is a big problem that’s not really addressed The thing that meat consumption correlates with most is not living a healthy life and ignoring doctor’s recommendations. Smoking, not exercising, etc. Eating meat made us human - why would it be killing us? Dr. David Klurfeld: Red meat is somehow blamed for a multitude of varying diseases and cancers. Imagine if one medication was purported to cure all of these disparate things? It’s just not plausible You can get half your daily requirement of protein in just 3.5 ounces of meat Dr. David Klurfeld: there are 8 essential amino acids which are in animal foods but absent in all plant foods We should get the best of both worlds and eat an omnivorous diet We don’t know exactly what our ancestors ate but they sure didn't have international trade of peaches and didn’t have farms. We chased animals He’s done a lot of research on fiber and therefore not that hot on the carnivore diet Even though there’s no requirement for fiber in our guidelines, he believes we have more science now He believes if you don't eat fiber in your diet, your body will eat away the good mucus membrane in your intestinal walls I ask about people or populations on long term carnivore diets - connective tissue in animals feed gut intestines like fiber does He also says the lifetime risk of colon cancer is only 5 out 100 - so we’d have to study hundreds of thousands of people for a long period of time to get meaningful data - we just don’t know the effects He’s like to see dietary guidelines have a grade for the level of evidence After all the decades of research and gazillions of dollars he still can’t say anything with any level of certainty about what you can eat to get or not get cancer Processed meat is said to increase risk of cancer by 1.2 while cigarettes are 10 to 30 times the risk You don’t know if it’s real risk or noise in the system at these very low levels like 1.1 and 1.2 He talks about studies they do which are pretty controlled with meals handed out and weighed in the lab - way better than these bogus food questionnaires People can’t remember what they ate over the course of the whole year Tylervegan.com has a graphing tool for correlations. He made a graph showing the correlation between per capita consumption of beef and deaths by lightning that are correlated by almost 90% - this stuff CAN’T show causation He actually appeared in the plant based film Forks Over Knives where they tried to get him with a gotcha moment and make it seem like the meat industry is funding them and they are biased Dr. David Klurfeld says the USDA is a giant organization with 90k employees and many different departments - they don’t influence each other though when it comes to studies. He is 100% certain about that He’s seen vegetarians on these committees who want everyone to be vegetarian, but never meat eaters who want everyone to eat meat He believes being a vegetarian is a conflict of interest on these committees He was on the World Health Organization working group to decide if meat causes cancer in 2015 with a bunch of vegetarians and vegans and says it was the most frustrating professional experience of his life There were 22 scientists - half of which were epidemiologists They claimed they used 800 studies but they actually only used 18 There was a group of people that were strongly against the vote He thinks a number of the people made up their minds before they even arrived National Cancer Institute study with 900 people split into 2 groups who had an intestinal polyp removed on a colonoscopy. One group told to eat whatever they want, one group was assigned a “healthy” diet low in red meat and processed meat, high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. 3 years later the risk to get a 2nd polyp was exactly the same in both groups. The emission of red and processed meats did nothing. Then came the Women’s Health Initiative - largest nutrition study in history. 9 years of a low fat diet compared to a control - again, no difference in risk for colon cancer So they threw out the 2 studies that were actually scientifically controlled on humans, none of the animal studies showed any problem with meat, and they're left with epidemiology and mechanistic studies they CANNOT show causation One of the members of the working group did a study feeding mice bacon and also an agent to induce cancer and actually found the bacon diet reduced precancerous lesions! They relied on one study that fed mice blood sausage at 3 times the normal dose of protein and the diet had a calcium deficiency - only then was The report on that 2015 decision finally came out this summer and he has no idea why or if they omitted those studies he brought up He mentioned to a staff member of the WHO that he thought people on the working group should declare that they are a vegetarian as a conflict of interest - she laughed and said she was a vegetarian and they changed the subject Being a vegetarian, in his view, is far more of a conflict of interest than who funds you - it's a more deep-seated belief He estimates ¼ to ⅓ of the committee making the decision against red meat were vegetarians His journal article “The role of meat in a healthy diet” https://academic.oup.com/af/article/8/3/5/5048762 Since the only used observational studies, it should only be suggestive that they should look into it more, certainly not causal In other fields of study this is the case. Nutrition is somehow held to different and much looser standards Nutrition researchers with a bias think they're saving the world and push this information without solid evidence, just their beliefs and some observations People have different responses to whole grains and refined grains - there’s no way to tell. So many factors from gut bacteria to genetics It’s impossible to give everyone in the country personalized tests and recommendations. Personalized nutrition is the future though. What can we do now knowing this? His personal nutrition ideas are 1) eat a variety of foods, 2) don’t eat too much of any one food, 3) enjoy what you eat He mentions nutrient density - Americans eat an enormous amount of calories from non-nutrient dense foods packed with white flour plus sugar and fat Eating out used to be a once per week treat, now it's almost every meal Soda used to be a 7oz bottle as a treat - now people are luggin home multiple 2 liters to have on hand at all times We started getting obese when we gave out the dietary guidelines - the problem was we said eat less fat so carbohydrates got a free pass He thinks we are on a bounce back from the low fat thing and it's not correct to say carbs are bad Unless you have high blood pressure you don’t have to go on a low salt diet Salt is essential and fine - the problem is processed foods usually have too much salt so we think it’s a problem, but it’s actually the processed food For all vitamins and minerals - it's dose dependent “The dose makes the poison” - toxicologists have known this for 500 years With nutrition it’s all or nothing, though All the studies we have showing fruits and vegetables are good for us are from people eating conventionally raised produce - not organic He says half the fruits and vegetables we eat have no pesticide residue on them at all - the USDA tests thousands and thousands of samples each year Here’s the latest available (2016) report https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2016PDPAnnualSummary.pdf.pdf He’s right - it says only 0.46% of samples exceeded the safe levels The permissible levels have built in margins of safety He says heart attack rates are way down and cancer is up due to us living longer (I beg to differ) Commercial fryers can have oxidized PUFAs We need a more balanced Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio We should be cooking more at home - no profit for big food manufacturers however What about carcinogens in meat from burning or charring? I say we have been cooking meat for 2 million years and have developed mechanisms to deal with this acute stressor just like the small toxins in plants The animal studies pointing to problems in animals had 1000 times the carcinogens as in a well done piece of meat (that I would never cook anyway…) Why would we blame meat, that we’ve been eating for all of human history, for our modern diseases Elderly people need adequate protein and ground beef would be preferable to cottage cheese or tofu because all of the great micronutrients and total nutrient profile It’s insane that what many people today consider a “healthy diet” is one that avoids red meat He did the first study showing benefits of red wine back in the 80s Future of nutrition research is going to be more personalized Companies are selling a bunch of yogurt - we have no idea if those help your gut bacteria or not Maybe we’ll have 10-20 “buckets” to put people in based on their physiology that will give them an ideal nutritional approach It’s all about developing a healthy pattern of eating Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
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    Part 23 - Pete Evans on Making The Magic Pill, The Paleo Way, and Colluding Dietitians

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    Today I had the pleasure of talking to celebrity chef, filmmaker, and all around great guy, Pete Evans. He co-hosts the #1 show in Australia, My Kitchen Rules which is in its 10th season and is shown in 160 countries. He’s written a ton of books and cookbooks, he’s created the show The Paleo Way, and has a great podcast called Recipes For Life. You may know him from the documentary The Magic Pill, which everyone listening has probably already seen on Netflix. He’s an amazing, positive force in Australia and the world, and it may not be apparent from our brief talk. We only had an hour so I’m going to have him on again because there’s so much more to get into. I’ll get a better recording situation next time. You’ll notice the quality wasn’t so great due to the recording service we were forced to use. A lot to enjoy in this episode though - he brings up some really creepy stuff about the dietitians association of Australia colluding to discredit and silence himself and a prominent doctor who advocate for people to lower sugar in their diet. Absurd, but true. These are the last few days you can pre-order the Food Lies film on Indiegogo. We really need your help to get this finished. We’re not taking any outside funding and have so far used much of our own time, money, and resources. It’s really coming out fantastic, and I can’t wait to share it with the world. Pre-ordering is the only way to have your own copy and share it with family and friends and you’ll get it a couple months early. It’s also the best way to show your support for this podcast and getting this information out there. I really appreciate all the support so far and can’t thank this awesome community enough. Click through the link in the show notes on your podcast app, at peak-human.com, at FoodLies.org, or search for it on Indiegogo.com Thanks and please enjoy my talk with Pete Evans. http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

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    Find out more about Pete Evans https://peteevans.com His TV show My Kitchen Rules https://mkr.7plus.com.au His series The Paleo Way https://peteevans.com/initiatives/the-paleo-way/ He self funded The Magic Pill and The Paleo Way and executive produced it Got a distributor and it went nowhere… He realized he had a lot of great content and a documentary was a better format for this valuable information His director Rob Tate came in huge Hope For Health - benefitting the Australian Aboriginals https://www.hopeforhealth.com.au Why Warriors Lay Down and Die http://www.whywarriors.com.au/services/why-warriors-lie-down-and-die/ He brings up Weston A. Price - has he been mentioned every episode? The power of an ancestral diet is undeniable - changes unfolded in real time on film as people got off their diabetes medication and got healthier The trial of Professor Tim Noakes (listen to Prof. Noakes in episode 3) was going on at the same time so they decided to film that as well Dr. Gary Fettke has also been silenced by the dieticians in Australia. He’s an orthopedic surgeon who cuts off limbs due to diabetes yet he was silenced for telling patients to avoid sugar Had great stories from Nina Teicholz, Joel Salatin, and Lierre Keith (all friends of Food Lies film/this podcast) Original cut of Magic Pill was more controversial and inflammatory but Pete wasn’t comfortable with that The president of the Australian Medical Association called it a dangerous film and tried to get it taken off of Netflix. He’s now been replaced… He’s working with Dr. gary Fettke to get the dietary guidelines changed in Australia Dr. Gary Fettke got ahold of some internal files showing Dietitians Association colluding with multinational food organizations to have himself, Pete, and other members of the paleo community silenced or discredited The more films and information about ancestral eating, the better Carnivore movement - Shawn Baker and Mikhaila Peterson - it’s good to fight against the vegan propaganda and prove meat isn’t harmful, but in fact beneficial Pete put up a $1 million bet if those dietitians can prove that the grass fed, grass finished steak and vegetables he served his family for dinner can be proven to be harmful As a chef, why would you use the blandest foods in your cooking? The pasta, the bread, the plain starches that add no nutritional value or flavor. Instead you can use the most nutrient dense and delicious foods possible - all the low carb foods Nora Gedgaudas and her life changing book for Pete, Primal Body Primal Mind https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9571633-primal-body-primal-mind They went on a speaking tour together over the course of 2 years Food should be something you can eat straight from nature, full of nutrients and flavor. That is not wheat and grains The problem is we are taking bland foods devoid of nutrients (refined carbs) and adding fake flavors to them which is tricking us into overeating and not getting adequate nutrition The Dorito Effect https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22609354-the-dorito-effect From a restaurant’s point of view, the best thing for someone to order is the pasta because there’s such a high profit margin Cooking your own grass fed meat, wild caught seafood, and organic vegetables is very affordable and can be cheaper if you make a little effort Don’t wait until your health fails to start eating correctly What if there was a generation of young people who grew up thriving their entire lives on a good diet? How can we implement a change even in the school system where kids are taught what to eat and how to cook? Pete Evans says the dietary guidelines need to be changed After a birthday party the kids leave with a a bag of candy - what a bizarre tradition Pete tells a very good story about his daughters when they were younger We wrap things up with some positive messages and a plan to continue the conversation when there’s more time at a later date Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:11:55

    Part 22 - Marty Kendall on Nutrient Density, Satiety, and Rethinking Diabesity

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    Marty Kendall is an engineer, a speaker, and a writer. He’s analyzed a bunch of data and built some cool, free technology. He’s also brought a lot of people together who are working on cutting edge, practical information. He runs a group where some of the smartest people in nutrition are interacting daily, sharing information and studies and clinical experience. This includes Dr. Ted Naiman who was my first guest and who we bring up a few times in this episode. These are not anti-carb people, they aren’t dogmatic, they don’t let other interests or beliefs enter the picture. They're after information and truth and are working towards healing people and changing lives.

    They’re coming at this from all sides and from all over the world. Some are doing the research, some are just interpreting it and thinking about it from new angles. Ted is in the clinic daily, putting it into practice and reversing diabetes. Marty is building tools and thinking about it from his engineering perspective. I love people who think about it this way - I’m like a broken record, because I’m an engineer too. We need to stop thinking that only a doctor can be an expert on nutrition. Why would they be? They have extremely little or no nutrition specific training. They are brilliant when it comes to a million other things, but they aren't the end-all be-all of nutrition They can be though. But so can an engineer who dedicates years of their life to researching a topic. Not everyone who does this will be smart or correct, but some are. These are the people I get on the podcast. Ivor Cummins, Tucker Goodrich, Gabor Erdosi, Dave Feldman soon, and now Marty Kendall. There’s many more as well, and I’ll continue to find them.

    Enough of my ranting - just a quick word on the Food Lies documentary. It’s going really well and being pushed forward daily. I just booked our trip to Maryland to film with Dr. Bill Schindler. Go back to listen to that episode if you missed it. There’s only about 11 days left on the Indiegogo.com crowdfunding page. Please go there to preorder the film. There’s a link in the show notes in your podcast app and on peak-human.com. You also can search for Food Lies on Indiegogo or go to FoodLies.org to learn more. Now please take a listen to Marty and I talk about my favorite topic - nutrient density.

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    Show Notes Marty Kendall runs the great site http://optimisingnutrition.com and the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1419823171384689/ Ted Naiman, Robb Wolf, Luis Villasenor, and Tyler Cartwright (ketogains) all collaborate with him to figure this nutrition stuff out What is nutrient density? Matt Lalonde’s presentation at AHS 2012 https://youtu.be/HwbY12qZcF4 Cronometer is a great app to track food and nutrients https://cronometer.com Nutrient dense foods are less insulinogenic, more satiating, and less energy dense Try to quantify things because nutrition is confusing enough I disagree with Joel Fuhrman’s nutrient density scoring system His version of nutrient density is variable and is based on what you personally aren’t getting enough of If you’re getting enough micronutrients, you’re very likely to be getting all the protein you need Can’t make a perfect diet because too many factors - season, cost, preference, etc. Some of the most nutrient dense and satiating foods are leafy greens, fish eggs, seafood, liver We’ve always sought after nutritious foods throughout history, with or without knowing it He mentions my recent episode with Tucker Goodrich https://www.peak-human.com/home/tucker-goodrich-on-vegetable-oils-being-at-the-heart-of-modern-disease on seed oils and how unnatural and energy dense they are Modern foods are engineered to trick us - they tastes delicious, but have no nutrition The book The Dorito Effect chronicles this https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22609354-the-dorito-effect?from_search=true It’s a cliche for a reason - eat real foods Trying to formulate a low insulin diet for his wife with type 1 diabetes that is also nutrient dense What are the most nutrient dense foods? Amazing benefits of seafood Modern food is dog food - stuffed with cheap grains and vegetable oils with huge profit margins for big food manufacturers at the expense of the consumer’s health Satiety Used 587,000 day worth of publicly available food data from MyFitnessPal to do some data crunching Fed state, glucagon, and type 1 diabetes closed system insulin pump How to eat less and manage hunger? Holt satiety study in 1995 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/15701207_A_Satiety_Index_of_common_foods Carbs and fat together gives you the highest calorie intake HIs in-depth article on satiety https://optimisingnutrition.com/2018/10/09/calculating-satiety/ They have an app that helps you only by satiating foods in the grocery store Cian Foley has a book called Don’t Eat for Winter https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34616334-don-t-eat-for-winter?from_search=true Protein leverage hypothesis Nutrient leverage hypothesis Crops losing nutrition - USDA data shows nutrients going down as obesity goes up right at the point where Big Agriculture begins Vitamin A, B12, and protein levels dropped as we avoided animal foods We need mixed farming methods that include ruminants that put nutrients back in the soil Graph of highest and lowest intakes of food and macro ratios https://twitter.com/tednaiman/status/977992445387448320 Thermic Effect of Food (TEF) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_dynamic_action Unifying Theory of Nutrition Potato hack diet https://visualimpactfitness.com/potato-hack-for-rapid-fat-loss/ Holt study from 1995 plain baked potato had the most perceived satiety The potato hack and a juice fast may work temporarily but they are ill-advised Best thing to do is eat a nutrient dense diet - my view is that if you can gradually adjust your lifestyle and preferences towards this you never worry about counting calories or being hungry Marty notes the advantages of tracking and being mindful for many people Building positive habits around healthy choices when shopping or eating Watercress is at the top of his satiety and nutrient density data I’m developing a practical version of nutrient density and satiety focused foods that people can look at and make meal choices from it If we want to eat like (some) our ancestors (for some periods of history) and eat a carnivore diet, you need to actually eat like them by eating nose to tail Ideas on how our ancestors eating whole foods diets had well-formed jaws, wide dental arches, and great dental health (along with amazing health in general) His trip to Vanuatu and their amazing tasting, fresh food that they can’t really afford (or maybe prefer) so they sell it and then buy oreos and vegetable oil Dr. Gary Fettke has to go over there and amputate limbs due to the new epidemic of diabetes from these western foods He personally witnessed the striking difference between the people eating the modern foods and the isolated people eating the native whole foods - the isolated people had amazing teeth, well-formed jaws, and perfect health, while the ones in the main city were having a ton of problems Carbohydrate-insulin model of diabesity and the adipose centric model - see the graphic and the full article here https://optimisingnutrition.com/2018/05/03/ted-naimans-dam-fat-storage-insulinographic-explained/ Don’t overeat energy Can do ok on a bivalve plant based diet - still getting nutrient dense animal foods Personal fat threshold We can store a limited amount of protein and carbohydrate, but almost unlimited fat Professor Roy Taylor study - normal weight individuals with type 2 diabetes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25515001 Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside (TOFI) - how do they get like this? One more description of the dam analogy (everyone should check out the full article linked above) Bolus vs. basal insulin in type 1 diabetics - why a low carb diet is good How to keep insulin in check in general - strength training, some HIIT His Nutrient Optimizer app and Never Hungry Diet app - free tools to help you eat more nutrient dense foods, fill in gaps in micronutrients you are lacking, and shop for more satiating foods while in the store https://nutrientoptimiser.com All of diet is so context specific, you can’t recommend just one way of eating He’s off to Low Carb Down Under to do a presentation on Satiety Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:19:34

    Part 21 - Gabor Erdosi on Food Processing, Hunger Signaling, and the Gut

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    Gabor is a food scientist with a masters in molecular biology. He lives in Hungary and is one of these engineers slash scientists who I love talking to who look at nutrition differently. He has a very unique perspective because he works for a big food manufacturer that makes sugary syrups that he believes are harmful. It’s rare point of view.

    He’s spends almost all of his free time researching this stuff to help people understand how bad these processed foods actually are. He has a large community on facebook where he shares and discusses this information. He also has some great presentations he’s done you can find online.

    We recorded past midnight and I was losing steam at the end and didn’t continue the conversation much. He was talking about a really interesting topic though - the adipose centric model of diabetes. For a long time many people have been talking about the insulin-carbohydrate model of diabetes. There’s a lot to this subject and we’ll get more into it in the coming weeks. I have already recorded an episode covering more of this that will come out next week. It’s basically flipping our thoughts of insulin resistance around. The problems occur when you eat more than your personal fat threshold can take - whether it be carbs, fat, or protein. So the problem is your adipose tissue can’t properly store all the lipids. People start becoming insulin resistant because of their obesity (or overstuffed and inflamed fat cells), instead of becoming obese from the insulin resistance. This may be super boring and esoteric to some, but for others it will be super interesting. I personally am very into it.

    There’s a couple weeks left to support the Food Lies film on Indiegogo. Thanks so much - we couldn’t do it without you. Listener and crowd support is the only thing powering this film and podcast right now, so I really appreciate it. Now please listen to the wise words of Gabor Erdosi.

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    Gabor is a food scientist with a masters in molecular biology calling in from Hungary He works for a big food manufacturer making sugary syrups Asked to give a presentation on food processing and the short term metabolic effects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rcfvRGZsDs Long term negative effects would have included seed oils but they only gave him 35 minutes People says processed carbs are bad but nobody asks why or how He doesn’t trust textbooks so he goes to original sources and studies He studied the digestive system, physiology, and mechanisms of how food is digested and the hormone responses If we eat evolutionary appropriate foods like meat, tubers, and berries, for example, the sensors in our small intestine and resulting hormone signaling is fine If we eat flour and ground starches it's very different and not fine But humans have been processing food for all of history? Looks at this with cooking of food vs. raw food, pre-digesting proteins Studies looking at eating a whole apple and a blended apple with all it’s pulp (not just the juice which would be different) - more glucose and insulin response to blended apple THings aren't the same once you break down the structure of the plant Questioning nutrition labels because of this After this surge of glucose, insulin dips below baseline a couple hours later and you become hypoglycemic. And then hungry. Studies show this is also when self-reported satiety kicks in As well as ghrelin surge (which is the hunger signaling hormone) Glycemic index and glycemic load can be thought of proxies for how processed something is or “lacking plant structure” This is why we get inconsistent studies when we use observational data using glycemic index or load as a proxy Fiber is a better indicator because usually these people aren't adding back in fiber - it means they are eating whole foods Also if you destroy the plant structure by processing then add fiber back in it’s not as good - you already destroyed the structure But some fiber is good that swell when you add them back because they increase the volume and slow the gastric emptying Simple message is it’s better to just eat plant foods in their whole form He also says it's safer to just eat animal foods - protein and fat - that don’t have these problems when processed Better to eat carbs at the end of the meal Better to eat slowly Rodent studies show they get more obese when they grind the normal chow Rodent studies are poorly done in general because the chow they use is highly processed with no real food ingredients Their synthetic diet also causes dysbiosis in their large intestine Gut permeability and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), etc. in humans Sometimes the body needs a small and purposeful inflammation In inflammatory disease it’s a chronic inflammation, not acute He does almost all animal foods plus some fruit because of his condition People don’t need to cut out all carbs, but it would be smart to do an elimination diet and add foods back in gradually to see what might be causing problems Not everyone needs to do low carb, some report doing very low fat helps type 2 diabetes This greatly reduces the need for insulin which is a partitioning fuel so you can still be pretty healthy even if you’re taking in a lot of carbs Needs to be really low though - less than 10% - so very few people can actually pull this off He can’t subsist on leaves and flowers and stalks, no thanks Killer combo of fat plus carbohydrate - what’s the mechanism? Fat and protein together take longer to digest, don’t cause the same big jump in hormonal release, and stimulate the receptors in the lower intestine as well - much more balanced GIP and GLP-1 are incretins - they stimulate your pancreas to release hormones You create an insulin and glucagon imbalance if you stimulate these hormones in an unbalanced way Fasted and fed state and metabolic regulation Sweet spot is to eat 1-3 meals per day Total insulin response lower with bigger meals Studies say best to limit your eating window to max 10 hours Autophagy and letting your body rest Microbiome - all the rage these days Study on mostly plant based diet and carnivore diet and microbiota We still don’t know how the microbiome works - just that your diet greatly affects it Rat studies aren’t conclusive for humans Problems with how we treat diabetes today - just the symptom, not underlying problem Type 2 diabetes is actually an adipose problem - can’t store lipids correctly More gut permeability and inflammation from refined foods The beer belly and visceral fat Tying together mechanisms of fatty liver from alcoholics and non-alcoholic sources Caveman check for foods: animals, berries, tubers, etc., not a wheat field Out of season fruit study with rats - not good to eat out of season it seems The answer to health is to reject the modern processed foods - both vegetarian/pecatarian and carnivore/keto/paleo people are doing that He’s going to be doing some more work with organizations soon to spread his learnings He has a closed Facebook group that is really active and interesting called Lower Insulin https://www.facebook.com/groups/198981013851366/ Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:34:23

    Part 20 - Tucker Goodrich on Vegetable Oils Being at the Heart of Modern Disease

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    Tucker Goodrich is a Wall Street tech extraordinaire and nutrition science enthusiast. After doctors and the healthcare system let him down in severe and avoidable ways, he took his health into his own hands and had amazing results. He’s done a ton of research on Omega 6 fatty acids otherwise known as seed oils otherwise known as vegetable oils previously known as an industrial waste product before we started feeding them to humans. He makes a compelling case for them being a major factor in many, if not all, modern diseases. You’ll definitely not want to be eating fast food fries cooked in old, rancid vegetable oils after this episode.

    The sunburn stuff at the end is legit. I won’t spoil it, but just know Robb Wolf just backed this up on his podcast with science. There is a mechanism there that makes total sense and I’ve seen it anecdotally as well.

    We seem to have stalled out with the Food Lies film Indiegogo campaign. Please keep supporting us there. This documentary and podcast is all done by support of people like you. We’re not taking any outside money other than from my own pocket to fund this. Thanks so much, I sincerely appreciate it.

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    Show Notes Works on Wall Street and developed software that deals with trillions of dollars of assets Had a stroke-like event at age 38 Then got acute diverticulitis Got a colon resection and followed “healthy” diet and doctor’s advice and was still sick He called himself “Mr. Whole Wheat” - stopped eating sugar when he was 19 so that wasn’t it 16 years of IBS… finally found Stephan Guyenet’s blog http://stephanguyenet.com Started fixing himself in 2 days using dietary change His surgery was probably unnecessary He is well connected to Daniel Lieberman and The Story of the Human Body Diseases of civilization Agriculture allowed us to build cities, paved the way for written language to keep track of grains, etc. We over-hunted all the very large animals From eating grains we got shorter, got cavities, lesions on bones, all while our population exploded We used to be more robust and have bigger brains Diabetes used to be super rare - we have medical records of this Cancer a huge problem in Germany Heart disease in England Diseases went around the world as eating patterns went around the world We even give other species diabetes and our diseases when we feed them our foods - monkeys, dogs, cats - even racoons who eat human garbage Weston A. Price needs to be mentioned for his great work Realization came at the salad bar with the dressings Cut all vegetable oils and cured himself Cut out carbs and processed foods and exercised less and lost tons of weight Started doing more research - lots of people said seed oils are bad, but nobody really explained the mechanism back then Maybe the largest epidemiological study ever on saturated fat in India looking at the northern and southern populations The south who ate like our food pyramid suggests had 7-15 times the heart disease rate How about England? Heart disease skyrocketed with the intro of seed oils Okinawa is a Blue Zone - place where people live abnormally long First fast food restaurant opened in Okinawa Okinawa went from the longest lifespan in Japan to the shortest Seed oil consumption tracks modern disease all over the world These cultures were eating a high carb diet so it's likely not the carbs - the carb consumption actually went down Japanese and chinese are some of the shortest populations and they subsist on high carb, low meat diet. We know we got shorter when agriculture was invented. We know when we lower carb intake and up meat intake populations get taller Grains are a “fallback food” It’s funny that rich people in Santa Monica purposely try to live in the Failed Environment Metabolic State while thinking they’re morally superior to us Tarahumara Indians eat this way - their children have a malnutrition rate of 80% Carbohydrate is a cofactor. 5 key studies: rats and diabetes & heart failure; (Ghosh 2004); LA and obesity (Alvheim 2012) Lyon Diet Heart (De Lorgeril 1994); Seed oils and insulin resistance in India (Nigam 2014); Seed oils and NAFLD, (Maciejewska 2015) Lyon heart study - lowered Omega 6 and raised Omega 3 to improve heart attack risk of repeat by 70% William Lands: “I’ve studied saturated fat for 50 years and never found a mechanism that it could kill somebody” American Heart Association’s “Prudent Diet” proved to be outright harmful to people in this study History of LDL cholesterol and heart disease To make LDL atherogenic omega 6 fats need to be oxidized Researchers found this mechanism before De Lorgeril had success with replacing Omega 6s with olive oil, where he improved heart attack outcomes without knowing the mechanism Researchers prime rats to get cancer and can’t do this unless they use omega 6s Western Cancers and the P53 gene mutation Japanese women moving to America breast cancer went up 7 fold Why is there DNA damage present in all western diseases? Mitochondrial dysfunction is a hallmark of all western diseases Avoiding heated seed oils is not good enough - damage still happens inside cells damaged cardiolipin cause mitochondria to stop working properly and is primarily caused by excess carbohydrates in the diet A lot of disease is teed up by excess carbs but the seed oils are what activate the damage Asian countries and rice consumption Knockout gene and detoxifying seed oils Selenium deficiency in China and glutathione Omega 6 fats combined with glucose causes oxidation and can be seen in a petri dish Women in CHina were getting lung cancer that didn’t smoke - turned out it was cooking with seed oils and inhaling the fumes Seed oils break down into one of the same toxins as in cigarette smoke Seed oils used to be an industrial waste product There’s no conspiracy theory - they thought these oils were fine. They aren't acutely toxic, it takes years to do damage Everything has a U-shaped curve - too little or too much is bad There’s essential fats in dairy and maybe more we don’t know about How do vegans temporarily survive? Kitavans Sunburn and diet - how could they possibly be related? His wife with dark skin and his light skin What’s the mechanism? His radiation research Evolutionary context for omega 6 causing sunburn (or lack of omega 6 making us able to not get sunburned) Now are omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is a nightmare Giving omega 3 and a better diet to prisoners helped with their behavior Weston Prices studied diet and its effects on troubled youth as well Not everyone needs to cut out wheat, but just know it’s effects. Everyone should cut out sugar, refined grains, and seed oils though Gabor Erdosi lecture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rcfvRGZsDs The amount of physical grinding of starch affects your digestion and health in a negative way Gabor is actually the next podcast guest Japanese people eat high starch but it’s in its whole form, not ground People are confused on what healthy even is, so it’s hard to be healthy Going to restaurants is not even worth it anymore when you can make things better at home Tucker’s blog http://yelling-stop.blogspot.com/ Tucker on Twitter https://twitter.com/TuckerGoodrich Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:12:07

    Part 19 - Craig & Maria Emmerich on Fat Being the Preferred Fuel

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    Today we have Craig and Maria Emmerich who have a long history of contributing to the low carb community. They have done a ton of health consulting, speaking, writing of great books and cookbooks, and also built a large community around their blog and facebook. They have a lot of hands-on knowledge and experience working with people and with the ins and outs of implementing a great diet and healthy lifestyle.

    We got into some interesting details that haven’t come up on the podcast before like oxidative priority, being censored by a TV news show, butter chuggers, keto babies, the science of high carb diets, the Failed Environment Metabolic State, keto desserts, and a lot more.

    I just got back from our film tour when we recorded this, which will definitely be apparent during my frequent mentions of Mark Sisson. He’s a great guy and I want to be like him when I am in my mid 60s, running around with 20 years olds playing ultimate frisbee. His book Primal Blueprint got me started with all of this years ago and is a great read. He’ll be in the film along with a ton of great doctors and researchers. Please continue to support Food Lies on Indiegogo - we haven’t raised enough money to finish the film yet. By pre-ordering a copy or buying the “It’s what else you eat, not the meat” T-shirt you are directly helping this film’s creation and will be listed in the credits. We’re personally matching every dollar that is coming in, but we’re still behind. Thank you so much and here’s Maria and Craig.

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    Show Notes:

    They live in rural Wisconsin and hunt and smoke ribs Halle Berry is a fan of Maria’s keto cookbooks They wrote a great book called Keto. https://www.amazon.com/Keto-Complete-Ketogenic-including-Simplified/dp/1628602821 Oxidative priority: your body burns fuels in a specific order which is correlated to how much it can store of each, in reverse order Alcohol burns first, then exogenous ketones, protein, carbohydrate, and lastly fat Becoming fat adapted Many benefits, especially in athletics. Better mitochondrial efficiency Low carb longevity study and how bogus it is Quality of the fats and carbs are of utmost importance Studies show the majority of people lie in self-reported food studies Maria was asked not to talk about restricting cereal on a TV news show who’s major sponsor was a cereal company Nutrient density - animal foods far superior but because of the saturated fat and cholesterol they are demonized The sheath of our bones is made up of saturated fat When fat adapted you don’t lose muscle or bone mass when fasting Nutrient density!! It’s all about the animal products. Plants foods don’t hold a candle Obviously animal foods have way more bioavailable protein and nutrients as well People do keto wrong and make fat bombs and put butter in their coffee - you’re getting no nutrients and probably too many calories (you can overeat fat on keto) A piece of meat is naturally keto at about 70% fat Gluconeogenesis is a demand driven process If you eat too much protein and your insulin spikes it’s because you are insulin resistant If you’re insulin resistant, not only do you need to avoid carbs, sugar, and most fruit, but also too much fat with protein To reverse insulin resistance you need to shrink your fat cells so they aren't overstuffed and inflamed Can be skinny and still have diabetes To reverse you just need to get more fuel from your body than your diet Protein sparing modified fast - adequate protein, almost no carb, fat is a lever A lot of time a stall in weight loss is due to dairy consumption The great importance of sleep which even affects insulin resistance Unifying theory of nutrition Why is fat the preferred fuel source? How other diet work. Can a vegan diet work? Their experience with clients Vegans Maria works with trying to do keto are on antidepressants Protein from grains or soy can’t stimulate Mtor or muscle building Need complete proteins and amino acids (all found in animal products) Mother’s milk is high in cholesterol… so when does it become evil? Men lowering their cholesterol with statins often need Viagra Also, babies are constantly in ketosis for the breastfeeding years The label keto is kind of a fad right now, but the low carb high fat diet is the exact opposite of a fad and what we’ve been doing some version of it for all of human history Smart vegans understand it’s nutritionally inferior and say they wouldn’t do it while pregnant Vegan on the show Alone knew he had to eat animal foods to survive Fiber causes a lot of intestinal stress actually and we actually don’t even need it Make sure you’re getting enough salt - it isn’t bad How some people are able to tolerate carbs if they go low fat and whole foods enough It’s so hard to eat enough plant matter, vegans are basically just calorie restricting to lose weight or stay thin Ideal diet uses oxidative priority - eliminate a lot of the fuel sources, adequate protein, eat at a deficit without feeling hungry All diets come down to managing appetite Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels - you can have both eating this way Failed Environment Metabolic State Insulin, fat cells, and carb burners How do you execute this in modern society when everything is working against you? Maria made chipotle at home for half the cost and half the time it took for Craig to drive and get the real thing They make 15 racks of ribs at once and put them on the freezer There’s a perfect cross-section of foods I love and nutrient density, and it’s for a reason. Steak, salmon, eggs, sardines - delicious for a reason How to eat dessert and treats and still be healthy There’s some great sweeteners out there other than stevia like Swerve, and erythritol, and monk fruit Their awesome book is called Keto. https://www.amazon.com/Keto-Complete-Ketogenic-including-Simplified/dp/1628602821 Their blog http://mariamindbodyhealth.com Other site http://keto-adapted.com https://twitter.com/MariaEmmerich and https://instagram.com/MariaEmmerich and https://facebook.com/ketoadapted Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
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    Part 18 - Mikhaila Peterson on the Carnivore Diet, Mental Health, and Vegan Propaganda

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    Today we have a rare in-studio podcast with Mikhaila Peterson. You may have seen here on the news or in articles (where she is being attacked). Her and her dad Jordan Peterson eat an all meat diet which the mainstream media and doctors seem to have a giant problem with.

    This is just her story, and yes she has specific problems, but I think there’s value in hearing this and considering an elimination diet to see how you feel. You can always add back in foods slowly. You never know if you could be on a whole new plane of existence and feel that much more amazing if you eliminate foods that could be giving you problems. Also, I should say that I have no problem with the carnivore diet but believe it should be done from a more nose to tail approach. At least get some liver and bone broth in the mix. Just my 2 cents.

    Mikhaila came into the studio to film for a little segment of the Food Lies film. We did a relatively short podcast and then did some film-specific stuff. Please support the Food Lies by pre-ordering on Indiegogo. It’s the only way this film or even this podcast is possible. I’m keeping this ad-free because, as a podcast listener myself, I hate to interrupt good content with ads. So please know that pre-ordering the film and/or getting the Eat Meat t-shirt is a way of supporting us.

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    Show notes

    Mikhaila is in SAPIEN Headquarters live in studio the day before she goes on the Joe Rogan podcast People don’t think of diet when they think of stuff like depressions, anxiety, arthritis, etc. when it is likely the first place we should be looking Her story of growing up with terrible health problems that went undiagnosed Had a pretty healthy diet until college Got laughed at by doctors when mom mentioned oranges caused a flare up Then got a rash that pushed it over the edge. Looked into celiac disease She started an elimination diet without knowing anything about food She accidentally started eating an autoimmune disease protocol diet Everything changed when she got pregnant Cut down from meat and salad to just meat Why didn’t doctors question what she was eating through all her visits over her life? She had her hip replaced and an ankle replaced as a child She has specific problems, so it’s in one way her specific circumstance, but in another, it’s representative of many people Slowly getting worse over the years without realizing it. The new norm is 20 pounds overweight Brain health: Depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, etc. Some people can cheat, but others have to be really strict with their diet Her dad is Jordan Peterson https://jordanbpeterson.com and has his own struggle with physical and mental problems People attack her and her dad and say it’s a placebo effect or they are lying, etc. Vegan propaganda Vitamin C and other vitamins, minerals, and bloodwork Adjusting to the all meat diet I had no cravings for sweets after only 2 days on carnivore Should all people try out an elimination diet? Even just cutting sugar and grains can make a world of difference. Also could lose soy and dairy she says All animal based diets and all plant based diets are equally extreme Eating this way is a lot easier and not hard to stick to Stefansson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhjalmur_Stefansson Morning sickness could just be eating foods that don’t agree with you and your growing baby Pregnant women who crave meat or sardines - your body is telling you something We have the wrong message in America demonizing meat which we know is especially needed during pregnancy Meanwhile Germany has the correct message and has meat vending machines Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
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    Part 17 - Dr. Bill Schindler on Food, Our Ancestors, and How We Became Human

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    Dr. Bill Schindler is the director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College where he is also an associate professor of archaeology and anthropology. Two years ago he co-hosted the National Geographic show The Great Human Race. He spent the last year abroad continuing his hands-on research and professional development by immersing himself and his family with indigenous and traditional groups around the world to learn about their food and diets. As an experimental archaeologist and primitive technologist his specialties are in recreating technologies of the past to better interpret our ancestral diets. His current focus is learning how to translate the outcomes of that research into something meaningful for modern day diet and health and is working to fuse lessons from our ancestral dietary past with modern culinary arts to create a food system that is relevant, accessible and meaningful to modern Western life.

    We got into so many interesting things like the development of humans and how it tracked with food technology, drinking blood and milk with pastoral tribes in Africa, eating brains, ancient food preparation and hunting, my favorite topic - nutrient density, and so much more. It was so enlightening talking to him, I’ll stop talking now so you can have a listen.

    I have to mention the Food Lies film. Preorder on Indiegogo to support its creation and this podcast. Thanks!

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    Show Notes

    Dr. Bill Schindler is a professor at Washington College in Maryland Director of Eastern Shore Food Lab https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/eastern-shore-food-lab/ His whole life has led up to his career and interests His dad took him into nature and he learned to deal with taking an animal’s life even though he didn’t enjoy it Also grew up with mom and grandmother in kitchen cooking - realized it was all connected Learned to hunt and make tools as our ancestors did He became what’s known as an experimental archeologist Almost every single primitive technology made is related to food. Every tool and invention was based on getting food, processing food, storing food THe realization of the different types of food processing made all the difference Food processing of the past all focused on INCREASING nutrient density All modern food processing focused on money savings, shipping, shelf life, etc. Modern food processing also DECREASES nutrient density Not everything new we do is bad though Dairy is a hot topic. Just because we didn’t always consume it or other mammals don't consume it past a certain time in their life, doesn't mean it’s not healthy (if you tolerate it) Everything changed 3.4 million years ago when we made the first tool Humans are one of the weakest species on the planet on our own Our bodies and brains were quite small before we created tools to access meat Our digestive systems are actually pretty inefficient. We need to process our food with tools and fire to feed our large brains We have bones from Ethiopia that have butcher marks on them from this time, as well as impact fractures to get bone marrow inside 2 million years ago the invention of fire and some other hunting techniques were monumental for our species Humans started off as scavengers Once we started actually hunting ourselves we had first access to the animals we killed so therefore all the most nutrient dense, choice parts like the organ meats, etc. Results in a huge increase in body and brain size and women catch up in size to men more We mimic other animals in techniques of acquiring and processing foods Our biology isn't set up to eat meat like other carnivores - humans are set up to use tools and technology to consume nutrient dense animal products As we changed our diets, our bodies adapted to it. Homo sapiens wouldn’t have made it 300,000 years ago if we didn’t develop these extensions of our physical form necessary to cook and process meat We have brains that require high quality animal fats to function What is domestication? Humans were the first domesticated species - we domesticated ourselves Our teeth got smaller as we started relying on processing food outside of our bodies If we had absolutely nothing and were left to survive, the first thing we’d have to do is create a tool or control fire. Our body can do almost nothing on it's own Our food technology tracked with our body and brain size over history Almost all our modern produce was at one point toxic Nobody knows our exact diet 300k years ago, but that doesn’t matter - we have certain nutritional requirements that were established We accomplished the impossible back then, but even more impossible we now have gotten ourselves obese and malnourished at the same time We’re using modern processing to create nutrient-free food and it is what we are basically programmed to seek out in the modern food environment He argued with a pediatrician who was demanding patients to drink skim milk We evolved away from our chimp ancestors who’s digestive systems were made for digesting a ton of plant matter When we became bipedal 5-7 million years ago, everything changed Apes have to eat all day long and have giant jaw muscles to do this and tiny brains Theories on why are brains doubled in size Fat was prized for all of history Eating the ENTIRE animal White meat chicken breasts are the least nutrient dense, newest, wackiest thing we could eat His family rule is kill the animal yourself or know the person who raised and killed it Farmers markets are key The advent of agriculture can clearly be seen in the fossil record with a decrease in physical size and brain size What’s the real problem with agriculture? How can we utilize modern agriculture and technology to feed the billions of earth today? Connect yourself to your food. Try foraging. Go hunting. Go to a butcher. Make the foods you like from scratch at least once. Know the story of food Focus on quality Animals are the most nutrient dense foods available, especially the organ meats, brains, marrow, etc. He spent a year abroad in places like Kenya and Mongolia and studied many hunter gatherers such as the Hadza He was with a group that brought down a genet cat and ate all the organs immediately They were continuously hunting and gathering and hide a very varied diet Picturesque physiques with wide, healthy jaws, white teeth, big smiles, almost prancing as they ran Just blood and milk diet for 6 months How to have a meaningful conversation about diet, health, and sustainability Took a year off to live with these cultures and wrote a book His TV show on NatGeo called The Great Human Race http://www.natgeotv.com/int/the-great-human-race We must use the lessons of the past to learn what to do now and the future He painstakingly made all the period-accurate clothes for the show by hand How did our ancient ancestors lived based on this knowledge? We weren’t “surviving” - we must have been thriving to be able to continue having many babies who could then propagate our species Food Lab https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/eastern-shore-food-lab/ His personal site http://ancestralinsight.com Follow all his work over the past year http://FoodEvolutions.org Twitter http://twitter.com/drbillschindler Join the Sapien Movement http://SapienMovement.com Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:25:28

    Part 16 - Luis Villasenor on Implementing a Keto Diet & Building Muscle

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    Luis is a smart and level-headed guy that doesn't get caught up in a lot of dietary dogma. He has been helping people lose weight and get in better shape for many, many years. He’s the cofounder of an awesome community called Ketogains. You need to google some photos of him to make sure you appreciate the advice he gives. He definitely is proving you can gain muscle on a keto diet even though most people believe you need a ton of carbs to do so. Take a listen and I think you’ll enjoy his simple message, which is definitely not just for people trying to get swole.

    I’ve gained muscle on somewhat of a ketogenic diet over past 6 months and just released a video on youtube showing all the details because a lot of people have been asking about it. We also are back on Indiegogo with new “It’s what else you eat, not the meat” shirts and now unisex tank tops. We still need your support to make the Food Lies film happen. My production partner and I are matching every dollar that comes in, but we still have a ways to go to reach the full budget. Thanks so much and enjoy the episode.

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    Show Notes

    Luis is the co-founder of KetoGains.com but it’s not all about bodybuilding. It’s more about nutrition and staying fit and many clients are middle aged women. It’s not only low carb all the time, but it’s usually better His story of being chubby as a kid, then skinny as a teen Used a low carb approach to gain muscle after college Fat is a lever His rhyme: Protein is a goal to make you grow, carbs are a limit to stay below, and fat is a fuel so you are not slow Don't chase ketones, chase results You don’t really need to be measuring ketone levels unless you are using keto in a therapeutic context to treat a disease What is the role of protein and how much do you actually need? Gluconeogenesis Just eat nutrient dense foods and don’t worry about counting calories or ketones Your body doesn't know what you are deficient in Can be malnourished and obese at the same time Answer is nutrient dense foods Can’t replace one bad habit with another At some point you have to reduce calories one way or another Our ancestors managed calories naturally Prehistoric fruits were much different in edible mass and lower sugar People thinking baked apple pie with agave is part of a healthy paleo diet Need to change your relationship with food Got no time for keto breads and cheats Food has become and entertainment industry. Scientifically developed to make you eat. Cheesecake exists - it's your job to eat it responsibly Cost is not an excuse - eating healthy can actually be cheaper Can easily eat for $5-7 per day Sardines are cheap, delicious, and super nutrient dense Luis’s best sources of protein and vegetables More efficient metabolism when very fat adapted and eating low carb for a long time Evolutionary perspective on getting the most energy from things we do You can pig out at a bbq and just make it a warrior meal and not have to eat again for 22 hours and you’ll be fine Intermittent fasting and condensed eating windows, or as he calls it “intelligent intermittent fasting” Training fasted is not good for building muscle Appropriate feasting after fasting Gaining muscle on a ketogenic diet Insulin is a nutrient transport signaling hormone Can you lose weight and/or remain thin while building muscle at the same time? What about people new to lifting weights? Compound lifts - multi-joint exercises. Bayesian Bodybuilding Can actually train every muscle group 5 times per week for more gains Training each muscle group separately is known as the “bro split” He has 3 routines that he cycles through, each focusing on a lift, but includes full body Cardio myths It’s way more about diet than exercise Going to failure? “That which cannot be measured, cannot be managed” using apps or notebooks to track weights and routines You need to push yourself each week and constantly be adding weight Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
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    Part 15 - Dr. Georgia Ede on the Shocking Facts of Plant Foods

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    Dr. Georgia Ede is a psychiatrist, researcher, and an advocate of nutrition and diet as an alternative approach to standard medications. She’s also a speaker and writer and although has spent much time working and taking courses at Harvard, she has not fallen into their plant based diet dogma. She, in fact, researchers plants and some of their negative effects in a human diet. It really seems counterintuitive to most, but there is hard science out there about this. People are curing diseases and their depression and anxiety by cutting out certain plant foods.

    She’s also an expert on Alzheimer’s and how what we eat affects the onset of this scary disease which we get into a little. We also do some more debunking of studies including the new low carb and longevity study as well as that old WHO study trying to claim red meat causes cancer.

    Please listen carefully to this important and eye-opening episode. I really enjoyed my discussion with her and she provides a lot of great information.

    We’re in the last 24 hours of the Food Lies Indiegogo campaign so please preorder the film there now to make sure you get it. Backers will receive the film a couple months early and there’s a bunch of other perks you can get as well. You’ll get your name in the credits as a backer of the film as well as options like the “It’s what else you eat, not the meat” t shirt and the special features bonus footage. THanks so much for supporting us in this project. It really is a lot of work and we’re not accepting outside funding - only from people like you. Ok now enjoy the show!

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    Show notes

    Georgia had 2-3 hours of nutritional education over 4 years of medical school and didn’t receive any nutritional education while studying to be a psychiatrist for 4 years Nutritional epidemiology dominates most of the nutritional studies in the world Plant foods contain antinutrients and lack key brain nutrients, Dha, B-12 Refined carbs are mood destabilizers It is possible that chemicals that plants use to protect themselves can exacerbate mental health conditions by entering the bloodstream Plant seeds are the most heavily defended part of plants, have lectins and phytic acid which makes it hard for us to digest them Georgia has recommended an animal based diet as an all natural approach to treating depression Spinach contains iron that we can’t absorb Sugar rushes to the brain which makes it hard for insulin to cross the brain, this is a contributor to alzheimer's phytic acid is considered an anti nutrient, however it also fights cancer and prevents iron overloads in people Vitamins D, E, A, and K are all fat-soluble Two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble Her article in Psychology Today about the The Antioxidant Myth https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/diagnosis-diet/201712/the-antioxidant-myth Pom Wonderful does more harm than good with a huge load of sugar and a few antioxidants that aren't even bioavailable Sulforaphane, curcumin, oxidation, and free radicals Alzheimer’s and type 3 diabetes - it’s all about the insulin! Harvard School of Public Health has a goal to try to find a way to show meat is bad and promote grains as much as possible Epidemiology is the only area of science that has any indication that red meat is bad for you The one study the WHO put out on red meat being bad is based on very poor quality studies and only 2 are clinical trials in humans that don’t really show anything Debunking the new low carb decreases lifespan study Low carb group wasn't even low carb. There’s also way too many variables to make any conclusions THe whole hypothesis that meat would be cancerous is ludicrous in the first place Dr. Walter Willet defends nutritional epidemiology Harvard School of Public Health’s agenda If you eat all plant based diet you’re a healthy hero, if you eat all animal based diet you’re a deranged madman. They’re both extreme and both sides think they are completely correct and all the world’s problems would be solved if everyone went on their diet. http://DiagnosisDiet.com Twitter @GeorgiaEdeMD Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org Podcast site: http://peak-human.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
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    Part 14 - Dr. Bret Scher on Debunking Low Carb Studies and Recommending Fat as a Cardiologist

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    Ok everyone, we’re back early! The Harvard studies and researchers need debunking. Low carb diets reduce lifespan? Coconut oil is pure poison? I’ve had enough of this insanity. Not only is Monsanto funding a lot of their studies, but I think they really believe this vegan stuff and it’s turning them into bad scientists. Good scientists don’t have pre-existing beliefs and they should work to disprove their theories. I think they need some more saturated fat in their diet to help their brains work better. So I got Dr. Bret Scher, who is an intellectual powerhouse to help debunk their nonsense. He’s a cardiologist, a speaker, a podcaster, a scholar, and a gentleman.

    So let’s kick off season 2 with a bang. I’ve been planning and searching for guests for the past couple months and have talked to some really interesting people so far. This is going to be good everyone, looking forward to it.

    Don’t forget we’re on Indiegogo trying to raise some more money for post-production. We need this movie to look as good as all the information that it provides - so don’t make me try to edit this myself. Let’s rally the troops and make this happen together!

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    It is hard for the average person to decipher what a scientific study is really saying, therefore people have to rely on news outlets Low-Carb diets can shorten life expectancy study Similar study in 2010, these studies just follow various individuals for many years and see who gets certain medical conditions and look for associations Low-Carb and longevity study looked at low carb diets in which 37% of calories came from carbs, these are not true low carb diets The collected data from this study was drawing associations rather than causations This study includes a paragraph stating how at baseline the individuals on low carb diets tended to smoke more, exercise less, and were a higher percentage at diabetics (they were less healthy from the beginning of the study and the study cannot control these factors) This study only collected data twice and asked participants to fill out a questionnaire based on what they can remember about what they ate over the course of the past several years Senator McGovern’s warnings High fat diet causes diabetes study, mice were force fed crisco and got diabetes Harvard researcher talking about saturated fat in coconut oil https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/aug/22/coconut-oil-is-pure-poison-says-harvard-professor Minnesota coronary experiment Sydney diet heart study Carrie Diulus LDL responds to injury in the vessel wall LDL to HDL ratio is a far more effective way to measure cholesterol rather than just being frightened by a high LDL Low carb approach is not one size fits all, however all doctors should at least consider it as a potential tool Making it financially viable to actually take care of patients in big healthcare institutions Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
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    Part 13 - Gary Taubes on Nutrition Science; How Much We Know, How Little We Know

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    Today we’re hearing from Gary Taubes who I got a chance to interview for Food Lies a couple months ago when he was in LA. Gary is an investigative science and health journalist who for the past 20 years has been questioning the bad science that’s been done along with the mainstream nutritional wisdom. He’s written some groundbreaking articles in the New York Times and has written multiple best selling books. He’s won various awards for his journalism and is a real authority on nutrition science so it was a treat to hear his musings on all of this. He generously lent me 2 hours of his time so we covered a lot - there’s a ton of links in the show notes. We get into some interesting details at the end so stick around.

    This actually will be the last episode of the season. I already have an almost fully booked next season of episodes and have begun interviewing. There will be a a little break because these episodes are a lot of work even if it doesn’t seem like it. I’ll also be busy for a couple weeks on a film tour across the US next week followed by some other filming and editing.

    The big news is we are starting a new crowdfunding campaign as of today, this time on Indiegogo. Too many people missed out on pre-ordering the film and have been reaching out to me. You also can’t make a documentary on the $30k we did on Indiegogo. So please support us by searching for Food Lies on Kickstarter.com or clicking through from the show notes. Now here’s Gary.

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    Show Notes

    Nutrition science is almost impossible to do well and people become almost religious about their pet theories Good Calories, Bad Calories https://www.amazon.com/Good-Calories-Bad-Controversial-Science/dp/1400033462/ Historical context of good science and then nutrition science Vilhjalmur Stefansson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhjalmur_Stefansson Dr. Shawn Baker and thousands of carnivores http://MeatHeals.com My call with Professor Daniel Lieberman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Lieberman Fiber Thomas L. (Peter) Cleave https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_L._Cleave Sir Richard Doll https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Doll Burkitt’s Lymphoma https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkitt%27s_lymphoma Interviewing doctors who prescribe low carb diets Most people understand what a healthy diet is supposed to be and that they should exercise Calories in vs. calories out analogy Eat more, move less Why We Get Fat: And What to do About It https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Get-Fat-About/dp/0307474259/ Why do obese people’s body hang onto fat while skinny people’s bodies don’t. This is the question that needs to be asked Hormones Psychologists and psychiatrists used to be the ones looking at obesity - why do they eat so much? The study of obesity was somehow divorced from the basic science of endocrinology Group think What kind of studies can we make to prove this? But sugar calories are different Cold fusion fiasco https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion Bad Science book https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Science-Short-Weird-Fusion/dp/0394584562 Francis Bacon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon “You start accumulating evidence to prove you were right all along” Philosophising on vegan diets and longevity Can we ever know the answers? How fat works on a cellular level How do very low fat diets even work? Are vegans more starch tolerant? Why is sugar uniquely fattening and not just another calorie The Case Against Sugar https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Sugar-Gary-Taubes/dp/0307701646 Salt and what we got wrong http://science.sciencemag.org/content/281/5379/898 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/we-only-think-we-know-the-truth-about-salt.html? More Daniel Lieberman bogus ideas Earliest humans probably ate high fat large animals Are we making progress? Swiss Re conference http://institute.swissre.com/events/food_for_thought_bmj.html This giant re-insurance company has a lot to gain financially if they figure out what the right diet is to prevent or cure diabetes is Smart people and good scientists ask questions and don’t speak in absolutes A theory is supposed to get stronger with time, not weaker. So why is there a new headline every week, showing another exception? Fat is bad paradigm gets weaker and weaker Send topics and questions for the “Meeting of the minds” with Gary Taubes, Prof. Tim Noakes, Nina Teicholz, and Dom D’Agostino to me @FoodLiesOrg on Twitter and @food.lies on Instagram

    Pre-order the film on Indiegogo http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

    Film site: http://FoodLies.org

    Podcast site: http://peak-human.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:22:20

    Part 12 - Peter Ballerstedt on Cows Being Essential to Environmental and Human Health

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    Today we have Peter Ballerstedt who has a Phd in forage production and utilization. He’s also an expert in ruminant nutrition (this means cows, sheep, bison, etc.) He travels around the US and world giving lectures on the necessity and benefits of animal agriculture, for the health of our environment and human nutrition. I love him because he presents facts that go against the mainstream narrative and the animal rights propaganda that is absolutely rampant and taking over the conversation. He’s one of the only voices we have, so appreciate him and listen to his wise words.

    You may have noticed I skipped a week putting out episodes - I had to prep for our upcoming film tour and make the Shawn Baker and Ted Naiman videos - check them out on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies

    It’s the last days of the Food Lies film Indiegogo campaign - please pre-order the film. It’s the only way to be sure to be able to get it and share it with family and friends. It could take months to get to Netflix or never even make it there. Who knows. Just know you’ll likely get the film 3 months in advance if you pre-order now on Indiegogo before the campaign ends on August 10th. http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

    I really appreciate all the support so far, we can’t do it without you all. Let’s hear what the leader of the Ruminant Revolution has to say.

    Show notes

    What Peter does for a living - forage agronomist Eating beef is not only good for you, it is in fact good for the environment as well. All cows spend the majority of their life on pasture The facts around animal agriculture are skewed and basically the opposite of what the mainstream narrative has led us to believe We’re removed from the entire process of raising animals Very small and well-funded minority of animal rights activists with the loudest voices They claim the majority of the land is used for animal agriculture. The truth is there’s 4 times as much rangeland we can use for cows or other ruminants that can’t be used for crops The vegan rope starts unraveling Wildly exaggerated claims of environmental impact if we ate less meat Let’s look at insulinemia and diabetes Animal agriculture more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation based on a flawed and retracted study Cows aren't alchemists. The CO2 containing compounds they release came from the grass they are which got it's CO2 from the atmosphere. They’re finding it harder and harder to try to claim eating meat is bad for you so they’re trying harder and harder to claim it’s bad for the environment Don’t feel guilty if you’re eating some or all animal products in your diet and restoring your health If you haven't heard of Mikhaila Peterson http://mikhailapeterson.com here’s an articel https://www.healthline.com/health-news/meat-only-diet-eased-autoimmune-disease-symptoms#7 Jordan Peterson talks about his carnivore diet on Joe Rogan’s podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGikB-54Lwk We talk about soil health The role of ruminants in reducing agriculture's carbon footprint in North America http://www.jswconline.org/content/71/2/156.short Climate change and CO2 How the carbon cycle actually works with grasses and grazing cows CO2 helps plants to grow faster The great horse manure crisis of 1894 https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Great-Horse-Manure-Crisis-of-1894/ plant protein and micronutrient content is far less than animal equivalent Study with oysters, beans, and corn tortillas showing zinc absorption https://www.researchgate.net/publication/22684528_Studies_on_the_bioavailability_of_zinc_in_man_II_Absorption_of_zinc_from_inorganic_sources We can study the diet and outcomes of animals and make lots of conclusions, but can’t do that for humans “Our animals have never been healthier, and humans have never been sicker” Modern societies are dependent on ruminant animals. We need to meet the growing need for animal protein with the growing population. For an ancient food to cause a modern disease is ludicrous The danger of nitrates and nitrites has been debunked Omega 3 and Omega 6 What’s going on with this carnivore thing? All plant diets = healthy hero. All meat diet = insane person who’s going to die “Diet for a Small Planet” and “Population Bomb” Lab grown meat How’d the margarine experiment go? Can you really replicate all the intricacies of meat? It's not just a protein matrix. Do we trust the makers to even get the ratios of fat/protein correct? Ruminants are part of the lifecycle of grasslands and soil health, we shouldn’t exclude them. Essential for watersheds, carbon cycle - what’s their replacement? We shouldn't put a big portion of our food supply into the hands of one company that gets the patent or a few big companies Where are the nutrients going to come from? They’re starting from a false nutritional premise What about other wealth generation from cows, especially in developing countries What about the energy it would take to cool and produce all this lab grown meat? Same thing that’s going on in the healthcare system - we’re making a medication for each disease instead of treating the root problem Eating beef is beneficial to you and the environment Buy the animal products you can afford to feed yourself and your family and don’t let the other side and their fear-mongering influence you. Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:51:00

    Part 11 - Lierre Keith on the Moral, Nutritional, and Environmental Superiority of Eating Meat

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    One of my favorite humans I have never met in person, Lierre Keith, shares a ton of information with us today. We talked for almost 2 hours and could have gone longer. You may recognize her from the Netflix film The Magic Pill - she was a hardcore vegan for 20 years and lived the lifestyle with passion. I won’t give away everything, but she wholeheartedly enjoys animal products now and wrote a book that thoroughly refutes the three major tenets vegans and vegetarians stand on. They claim a plant based diet is better morally, better for the environment, and superior nutritionally. As I know, and you at home probably are aware of by now, the opposite is true on all accounts. We also bring up the Sapien Movement near the end as a way to join together and fight the vegan propaganda, spread the truth, and work to improve the way we do agriculture and human nutrition. The site is live at SapienMovement.com and you can also find the group on Facebook and the twitter and instagram accounts, all under that name. The goal is to “End industrial agriculture and eat ancestrally” - other than that, It’s not defined yet. Join us and help us figure out what we can do to make a difference. As we speak, I’m in San Diego filming with some awesome researchers and doctors. We still really need your help if you haven’t pre-ordered or contributed to the film - it’s called Food Lies and it’s on Indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Thanks so much to everyone who has supported us so far. Let’s hear from Lierre! Show notes: How she got caught in the vegan ideology Body began to degrade, but she ignored it due to beliefs Blood sugar and insulin problems Not getting enough protein, fat, or cholesterol Honeymoon of phase where veganism works Her spine and joints started falling apart Skin problems, reproductive problems Nasty soy and hormone problems Damaged stomach and can’t produce proper acid Reach out to her at http://lierrekeith.com if you are a vegan and having problems Her book The Vegetarian Myth begins with breakin down the moral argument Where we went wrong with salt https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/health/salt-health-effects.html Plants are beginning to become dependant on humans to plant them because they are too big, humans have to clear land Monocropping only takes from land, plants don’t give back and chemicals/fossil fuel is required in large amounts Most vegans don’t understand the negative traits of monocropping The water table has dropped far due to monocropping, oil drilling is used to get to the water Ruminants and grass coevolved Cows should not be fed corn Cows stimulate the growth of grass Bison make mini wetlands with their horns by stabbing land above water E. coli is a result of factory farming and over usage of antibiotics Cowspiracy is not based on real evidence and some of the individuals involved admitted they were wrong It is hard to present facts to groups of individuals who are always convinced that their ideology is correct despite what any evidence points to Grow your own food to reduce carbon footprint Lierre talks about her gardening experience/realization about the cycle of life Many vitamins are only available in animal fat Some individuals need to eat meat because they can’t make the enzyme that converts the vitamin a found in carrots There is not any plant source for vitamin B12, this has caused physical harm to some vegans such as damaged vision or hearing Omega-3’s and omega-6’s get converted into fats USDA used to not even consider soy a food Studies showing higher mortality rates for people using vegetable oils [LINK] Big health organizations have admitted that they have made mistakes when telling us what to eat The govt. is subsidizing the worst food for us, corn, wheat and soy Wheat is addictive 1800 marks the beginning of the fossil fuel age Agriculture requires intensive labor and is resulting in poor nutrition Lierre talks about agriculture during the age of empires to explain some of the negative traits of agriculture that are still relevant today Phytoestrogens in soy are harmful Soy consumption among children contributes to precocious puberty Soy disrupts the hippocampus which can lead to memory problems The Japanese eat soy as a condiment rather than as a protein substitute Quick overview of what Weston Price did Overview of “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” Vegans have to cheat on their diet to maintain health Discussion about the two different metabolic states humans can exist in Noticed less low fat products when filming B-roll at the store It’s all about information - we know fast food and sugar are bad This Sapien Movement is a real thing. Go to http://SapienMovement.com and @SapienMovement on twitter and Instagram, and join the private Facebook group I talk more and more about her book and how everyone should read it - find it at http://lierrekeith.com Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org Podcast site: http://peak-human.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Sapien Movement: http://SapienMovement.com Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/

  • 00:56:11

    Part 10 - Unifying Theory of Nutrition Conclusion

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    You may be wondering what happened to that plant based couple I talked to in episode 1… well they haven’t withered away from their poor diet just yet. Just joking it isn’t too bad and they seem to be pretty savvy with not eating a lot of the plant-based trash. You’ll also notice they started eating sardines in this episode, so they should be getting a great boost of nutrition there to keep their bodies in tact. It took us a while to find a time to record again but we finally got a chance to finish up the conversation and get into the environmental aspects as well. I’ll have some more guests talking about this side of things very soon.

    So now this is the time when on other podcasts you’d be hearing annoying ads for products you don't care about. Luckily, I’ve chosen to not try to make any money off this podcast even though it’s taken hundreds of hours of work. If you're listening, you probably really care about this topic or are interested to learn more. If you're getting any value from this podcast, please show your support by contributing to the film. It’s called Food Lies and is crowdfunding now on http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

    Show Notes

    Picked up where we left off with Soy and corn are bad, many vegans don’t know this Impossible burger (vegan burger) has many ingredients that may be bad for us but moreover it requires more energy to get to your fridge - worse for environment than just eating meat All cows spend 2/3 of their lives on pasture There is not a lot wrong with processed meat Contrary to popular belief, hormones are not running through beef People have more levels of estrogen, vegetable oils and soy olis have contributed to this T. Colin Campbell vs. Loren Cordain Protein U shaped curve https://twitter.com/tednaiman/status/978288369011589120 There is a movement trying to say that we don’t need as much protein as we may think we do Food is 4 things, protein, fat, carbs, micronutrients Focus on protein and micronutrients while limiting your energy source to your goals - Unifying Theory You can vote with your wallet by creating a demand for sustainably raised beef when buying the right products When consuming animal products we are not eating what the animal was fed When eating liver you are not eating toxins Both the vegan and carnivore sides are in a business, however the government is more focused on selling corn, wheat, and soy compared to animal products Humans probably evolved switching between low carb and low fat diets in cycles because of not always being able to have access to meat Rotational grazing has many benefits and could be done on a large scale if there is more land, we could get this from land that is used to grow grains and soy for animals and humans We don’t need fiber. Here’s a study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3435786/ The China Study was supposed to be used only as observational studies Tuoli, the native people here ate twice the amount of saturated fat as Americans but are healthier Bacon and N-nitroso compounds https://www.wired.com/2015/10/who-does-bacon-cause-cancer-sort-of-but-not-really/ Alzheimer’s genes and metabolic damage from too many carbs Wrap up - we may have made some headway
    Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org Podcast site: http://peak-human.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:04:42

    Part 9 - Amy Berger on the Antidote to Alzheimer's

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    We’ve got Amy Berger here to tell us about your noggin and how to keep it working well. She’s got a masters in human nutrition, she’s a certified nutrition specialist and a nutritional therapy practitioner, and an expert on Alzheimer’s disease.

    What’s great about her is she’s taken the info from the cutting edge research being done in brain chemistry, metabolic disease, dementia, alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, and a ton more and done all the dirty work to figure it out and package it up so anyone can understand it. It may get detailed at times, but just listen on. I let her do the talking so sit back and be ready to soak up some info.

    I’m not going to mention the Food Lies film crowdfunding on Indiegogo this time so let’s just hear from Amy.

    Pre-order the film and watch the trailer: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

    Show Notes

    Her book “The Alzheimer’s Antidote” https://www.amazon.com/Alzheimers-Antidote-Low-Carb-High-Fat-Cognitive/dp/1603587 We have a lot of control over our cognitive density How Alzheimer’s works We know what’s going on in the brain, we just don’t know why It’s about glucose Modern lifestyle and its effects on the brain including the most important - what we eat Insulin and low carb diets Alzheimer’s is being called Type 3 diabetes Current status of the (lack of) progress on research What’s the root cause? Amyloid plaque Decline starts early - even in 30s and 40 but it’s not detected Processed and sugary foods are almost certainly causing gene expression Treating and/or preventing with a ketogenic or low carb diet Food is the answer. She doesn't support a vegan diet Intermittent fasting Sleep affects insulin sensitivity and is hugely important for your brain and preventing cognitive disease Exercise and BDNF Doctors aren't checking for insulin resistance or catching stuff early Triglycerides, HDL, blood pressure and salt My family and Alzheimer’s and insane doctors How to have the best chances of not developing Alzheimer’s disease Normal people don’t need to go crazy tracking and measuring food and ketones Her book “The Alzheimer’s Antidote” https://www.amazon.com/Alzheimers-Antidote-Low-Carb-High-Fat-Cognitive/dp/160358 Bonus article: Is the Leading Theory ABout Alzheimer’s Wrong? https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/02/alzheimers-amyloid-hypothesis/517185/ Preorder the film here:http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org Podcast site: http://peak-human.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FoodLies Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/
  • 01:07:00

    Part 8 - Ivor Cummins on Changing the Cholesterol Narrative

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    Hello everyone! Wanted to do an update on the Food Lies film: we’re shooting at low carb USA in San Diego in a couple weeks with Ivor and a couple other doctors, including the preeminent researcher in this field (along with Dr. Steve Phinney) Dr. Jeff Volek who’s studies are actually mentioned a few times in this episode. Really excited about this shoot and our next one at conference in Ohio next month.

    Also really excited that we’re 34% funded on Indiegogo - there’s been a huge surge recently so I want to thank everyone who’s been contributing. I want to say the film is happening no matter what. I’ll pay for it myself if I have to. So please support it - there’s a link in the show notes.

    http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production

    This is really important to me. I’m not some rich guy like pete Evans who made The magic Pill. I’m a guy living on some money i saved up so that I could take time off to make this film, just trying to scrape by. My friends think I’m crazy. So tell a friend about it if you can’t contribute yourself or already have. Thanks so much.

    Now on to this episode. Ivor Cummins is a sharp Irish gent. He’s a chemical engineer by trade and his specialty is leading teams in complex problem solving scenarios. This background helped him to really dive deep into cholesterol while also being unencumbered by the outdated mainstream views of the substance. He’s gone over 3,000 studies on cholesterol and made some amazing realizations. He now travels around the world speaking on this to help doctors and laypeople understand the new data and updated science.

    I did link to some of the graphs he will mention - they’re pretty compelling - here's the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kES6-ueXSghNuae5Qzh-QzbGwLThwdRs67eF9Qlle-0/edit?usp=sharing

    Find Ivor:

    http://Thefatemperor.com

    https://twitter.com/FatEmperor

    Show Notes

    Got back from FOOD FOR THOUGHT: THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF NUTRITION http://institute.swissre.com/events/food_for_thought_bmj.html Most people have a surface level understanding of cholesterol that is highly misinformed Top experts have moved on from LDL being bad How your cholesterol ratios work and why they’re a better indicator. It always comes back to insulin. There’s more factors beyond insulin in all these chronic diseases Cholesterol is a vital necessity to every cell in your body. It has gotten maligned just because it’s found at the scene of the crime. How did we start believing cholesterol was bad? 1950s explosion of heart disease Ancel keys and the McGovern report Let’s spread the word that saturated fat is bad without a real study - what’s the worst that could happen? If you’re telling us we can’t eat stuff we’ve been eating for millions of years you better have some compelling data showing us why. Oh wait, you don’t? Women’s Health Initiative was a study for 8 years and cost a billion dollars and didn’t prove anything MR FIT study didn’t show anything https://books.google.com/books?id=lDdRDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT535&lpg=PT535&dq=mrfit+study+cholesterol+ivor&source=bl&ots=LmyfxwCOnz&sig=s7jvDK8UBhXu-IBKxKeHhfFXqz4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwig3Z6bmqTcAhVKslQKHepOBGYQ6AEIcjAF#v=onepage&q=mrfit%20study%20cholesterol%20ivor&f=false Site where all studies are published regardless of the outcomes http://alltrials.net Unpublished trials and bad reporting: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-teicholz-saturated-fat-wont-kill-you-20170723-story.html# Research community gave the green light to big food manufacturers to use a bunch of super cheap vegetable oils, sugar,and carbs to make all these terrible low fat products Cheap ingredients with huge profit margins that harm people’s health It goes against all the big companies interest to reverse the mistakes that have been made Sweden one of the first to accept low carb https://healthimpactnews.com/2013/sweden-becomes-first-western-nation-to-reject-low-fat-diet-dogma-in-favor-of-low-carb-high-fat-nutrition/ The great Cholesterol Conundrum video https://youtu.be/fuj6nxCDBZ0 Images of some of the graphs from the presentation https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kES6-ueXSghNuae5Qzh-QzbGwLThwdRs67eF9Qlle-0/edit?usp=sharing Ivor breaks down some of Dr. Jeff Volek’s studies He’s gone over about 3,000 studies in the past 6 years and a good one is the Helsinki Policeman’s study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9714089 Dr. David Unwin in the UK https://www.diabetes.co.uk/blog/2015/08/dr-david-unwin-publishes-more-evidence-of-low-carb-diet-benefits-in-the-bmj/ What’s up with LDL cholesterol? Dave Feldmen’s Cholesterol Code http://cholesterolcode.com and his discoveries almost by himself How do people actually get clogged arteries? Refined carbs and sugar are the real problem. Or the combo of that with fats. It’s not saturated fat ApoE4 genotype and avoiding insulin resistance The earliest ancestral gene Human instincts for certain foods and modern sugar consumption The CAC score test to measure your actual risk for a cardiac event Mayo Clinic conspiracy Irish Heart Disease Awareness http://www.ihda.ie The Widowmaker movie http://www.thefatemperor.com/blog/2017/1/28/the-widowmaker-full-movie-now-available-to-all-via-fat-emperor- The awesome book Eat Rich, Live Long https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Rich-Live-Long-Mastering/dp/1628602732/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531463015&sr=8-1&keywords=eat+rich+live+long+book We talk about the Food Lies film! Preorder the film here: http://indiegogo.com/projects/food-lies-production Film site: http://FoodLies.org Podcast site: http://peak-human.com Youtube: http://youtube.com/c/foodlies Follow along: http://twitter.com/FoodLiesOrg http://instagram.com/food.lies http://facebook.com/FoodLiesOrg Theme music by https://kylewardmusic.com/