In Defense of the Paleo-ant Diet

 

Nina Teicholz ‘The Real Food Politics: Institutional Defense of the Status-Quo’

Video taken from the channel: Low Carb Down Under


 

Denise Minger In Defense of Low Fat

Video taken from the channel: Icelandic Health Symposium


 

Are You On a Healthy Paleo Diet?

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC


 

How “Paleo” is Your Diet? AMNH SciCafe

Video taken from the channel: American Museum of Natural History


 

Dr. Mike Eades ‘Paleopathology and the Origins of the Paleo Diet’

Video taken from the channel: Low Carb Down Under


 

Is a paleo diet healthy

Video taken from the channel: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


 

What I Eat In A Day: PALEO-ish Edition #kickstart2019

Video taken from the channel: Mind Over Munch


 

Nina Teicholz ‘The Real Food Politics: Institutional Defense of the Status-Quo’

Video taken from the channel: Low Carb Down Under


 

Denise Minger In Defense of Low Fat

Video taken from the channel: Icelandic Health Symposium


 

Are You On a Healthy Paleo Diet?

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC


 

How “Paleo” is Your Diet? AMNH SciCafe

Video taken from the channel: American Museum of Natural History


 

Dr. Mike Eades ‘Paleopathology and the Origins of the Paleo Diet’

Video taken from the channel: Low Carb Down Under


 

Is a paleo diet healthy

Video taken from the channel: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


 

What I Eat In A Day: PALEO-ish Edition #kickstart2019

Video taken from the channel: Mind Over Munch


In Defense of a “Paleo-ish” Diet Consider “Paleo-Ish”. For people with addictive personalities, and people who have zero desire to count calories (me!), You CAN Totally Do the Paleo Diet Wrong.. Okay, there’s one giant disclaimer when it comes to.

Here’s WHY you’ll lose weight on the Paleo Diet: You’re only eating meat, fish, veggies, fruits, and nuts. These are foods that are full of nutrients, will make you feel full, but don’t have nearly as many calories as junk food. You are completely eliminating calorie-dens. The Difference Between Paleo and Whole30 Both diets focus on fresh meat and seafood, vegetables (including roots and tubers), fruit and healthy fats.

Both diets avoid grains, sugar, legumes and dairy, plus industrially processed vegetable oils like soybean and canola. The Paleo hunter-gatherer was eating a diet of mostly twigs and berries with some wild game. Our 21st century version has accommodated the fact that we have easily accessible food sources from animals and vegetables all over the world. “In Defense of a Paleo-Ish Diet” where I cover how to live a mostly Paleo lifestyle but still enjoy the modern benefits of society. Easing Into It Maybe you’re ready to.

“In Defense of a Paleo-Ish Diet” where I cover how to live a mostly Paleo lifestyle but still enjoy the modern benefits of society. Easing Into It Maybe you’re ready to try out this Paleo lifestyle, but you can’t commit fully. What is paleo-ish? It’s when you are sort of paleo and sort of not. I really don’t dig on the whole paleo thing but I also understand why it works and it’s easier to say than “I’m cutting out most carbs, dairy, and processed foods.” Anyway, after a friend told me this is what she did and had success with I knew I wanted to try it.

Sodium is an essential nutrient, and many who go 100% paleo end up going from an extremely high sodium diet to a diet with almost no sodium at all. Add a bit of salt to your food and see if that helps. Consider trying the wade-in method.

You will. As you can see in my video, Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes, we’ve known for decades that a plant-based diet may be protective against diabetes. Studies going back half a century found that those eating meat one or more days a week had significantly higher rates of diabetes, and the more frequently meat was eaten, the more frequent the disease. And this is after controlling for weight; so.

Dinner consisted of meat, potatoes, and vegetables “with normal portion sizes.” 90 minutes after dinner he would eat a 32-ounce tub of Greek yogurt with cereal piled on top. Before bed he ate a.

List of related literature:

Paleo: Based on the eating habits of our Paleolithic ancestors, who ate primarily vegetables, fruit, nuts, roots, and meat, the Paleo diet is very clear about eliminating grains and legumes but doesn’t place hard limits on high-net-carb vegetables, fruits, and sugars such as honey or coconut sugar.

“Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy” by Dr. Joseph Mercola
from Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy
by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Hay House, 2017

A vegan diet avoids all meat and animal products, whereas a paleo, or Paleolithic, diet emphasizes consumption of foods that were predominantly consumed by humans during the Paleolithic era, and includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meats; although many consider it a predominantly meat-friendly diet plan.

“Integrative Gastroenterology” by Gerard E. Mullin, Marvin Singh
from Integrative Gastroenterology
by Gerard E. Mullin, Marvin Singh
Oxford University Press, 2019

One typical recommended diet for those with autoimmune disease is the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet, which emphasizes animal proteins, fruits, vegetables, coconut oil, and animal fats, while excluding grains, legumes, and common allergens such as nuts, eggs, and dairy.

“It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF (Second Edition)” by Rebecca Fett
from It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF (Second Edition)
by Rebecca Fett
Franklin Fox Publishing LLC, 2019

I think Paleo gets a bad rap: too often people assume that it is a strict, complicated diet and means “eating like a caveman,” but in truth it’s much more straightforward than that.

“Lexi's Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life” by Alexis Kornblum
from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life
by Alexis Kornblum
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

But a greater problem with the Paleo Diet is its sheer restrictiveness.

“Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance” by Fitzgerald Matt
from Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance
by Fitzgerald Matt
VeloPress, 2012

Although neither of us subscribe to this diet (because we don’t eat meat), we have friends who have had significant results from some form of paleo or primal diet.

“Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life” by Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
from Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
by Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
Asymmetrical Press, 2015

The Paleo diet doesn’t allow for dairy, legumes, and grains because it eliminates food that didn’t exist before agriculture?

“How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered” by Mark Bittman, David Katz
from How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered
by Mark Bittman, David Katz
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020

Yet there are some major differences to note between the Keystone Diet and these other diets, which are generally tailored to quite different autoimmune diseases.

“The Keystone Approach: Healing Arthritis and Psoriasis by Restoring the Microbiome” by Rebecca Fett
from The Keystone Approach: Healing Arthritis and Psoriasis by Restoring the Microbiome
by Rebecca Fett
Franklin Fox Publishing LLC, 2017

Nutrients and other dietary factors in the new paleo or vegan diet that are more similar to the true Paleolithic diet are highlighted (dark green for the new paleo diet and light green for the vegan diet).

“Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Base Nutrition, Comprehensive Edition” by Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina
from Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Base Nutrition, Comprehensive Edition
by Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina
Book Publishing Company, 2014

My takeaway from trying paleo is this: Don’t eat processed foods.

“Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free” by April Peveteaux
from Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free
by April Peveteaux
ABRAMS, 2013

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  • I see you still do not believe in the MODERN paleodieta. You are getting fat.If you had adopted it in your childhood you would have a better formed denture.
    When you start to get sick and the doctors just start looking at the surface try the paleodieta and you’ll be amazed.

  • Didn’t we evolve because we cooked food we found, like roots and beans that are inedible without cooking? More calories equal to a bigger brain. Meat is protein and fat. Starchy veg are chains of carbs. The brain runs on…… not protein you paleo dum dum, yes it’s sugar, glucose. Too bad his data has no evidence links

  • Christina, your presentation would be MUCH more effective if you’d slow your speaking tempo just a little bit.
    Perhaps throw a bit of decaf at your microbiota for next time?:-)

  • Where I live I get grass fed butter and cheese fairly cheap, beef for 3.50/lb, fresh lobster 4 months a years and fresh salmon/haddock pretty much all year round. this way of eating is perfect for me! Also losing weight is a bonus.:-)

  • It’s just more good news about your bad habits. And NOT backed by science. Period. Vegan for the win. I say that with respect. Namaste.

  • What a great “what I eat in a day” video thank you! And thank you for the extra information about Thrive Market. I’ve been wanting to try them but have been hesitant due to the membership fee. But now that I know they help low income, teachers, and vets I’m definitely going to give it a try! Thank you again!

  • I see you still do not believe in the MODERN paleodieta. You are getting fat.If you had adopted it in your childhood you would have a better formed denture.
    When you start to get sick and the doctors just start looking at the surface try the paleodieta and you’ll be amazed.

  • I loved this so much! ALSO hugely helpful to know that they offer free memberships to veterans my hubs is a marine vet and we cancelled our membership because it was too costly! I was super bummed to do that because i loved it, so I’ll reach back out and see what we can do!

  • The first thing that sucks about this is that she never clarifies WHICH fats.

    Yeah, fat consumption never lowered Denise, ANIMAL FATS DID, VEGETABLE OILS WENT UP. What a shit of a presentation.

  • Nice Video! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you heard the talk about Dinanlinson Perfection Guide Approach (search on google)? It is a smashing exclusive product for discovering a collection of tasty paleo recipes without the hard work. Ive heard some super things about it and my m8 at very last got astronomical success with it.

  • would that be environment effect (ie: increased toxicity) in food source, plant or animal.
    we all knew through earth history that many species extinct due to environment couldnt support that specie any more.
    how can we think human specie can escape this fate?

  • If you want to validate how long we’ve had an obesity epidemic, go look at pictures of average people from the 50’s and 60’s, and people today. No scientic study needed. We’ve gone from poodle skirts and bobby socks to honey boo boo in two generations, and there are literally millions of documentary documents available for free showing that change.

  • My personal favorite coffee combo is coffee, 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup and a splash of Califia Farms better half creamer which is also unsweetened:)

  • Why then… please offer your opinion… haven’t the first carnivores evolved faster than humans?
    You say that by eating more meat, we are able to expand less energy digesting and more energy thinking why then haven’t tigers, lions evolved a large brain quicker than apes?

    The smartest animals I know of are elephants (plants) dolphins (fish) orcas (meat)… various types of diet support an advanced brain.

  • Paleo diet is dangerous ancient humans ate like this and they all died. Now humans are extinct and this is all just a simulation in matrix.
    Now seriously the only thing will be deficient by avoiding sugar, wheat and grains is the processed food industry that funds Harvard institution. As proven by documents published by JAMA showed that in the 60’s The Sugar association paid 50,000 dollars to scientists from Havard named Mark Hegsted and Fredrick J. Stare to hide evidence against sugar. And now thanks to university of california we know sugar causes type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (causation not correlation)

  • Both sides of this diet debate are wrong. A vegetable and legume based diet, with no oil, and no ingredient with over a 10 glycemic load is what I have arrived at. Im off all diabetes meds and I love my food. Endothelial function and fatty liver/ insuline resistance can be measured and those are the causes of most western mortality and medications. High fat kills your endothelial function and high carb kills your liver and builds insulin resistance. That’s the curtain they don’t want you to look behind because it makes no money.

  • I love you! You are so funny. Thanks for your ideas. I really need it. Please, More videos like this one. Blessing from Costa Rica…����

  • That potato experiment doesn’t add up. I mean, of course there’s a bigger insuline response to the potato with butter, there’s more food to eat, and fat does activate insuline, just less than the other 2 macro nutriments. What would have been perhaps more pertinent was to compare at equal calories or at weight equivalent, say 50g of carbs+ 10g of fat versus 60g of carbs, or even 70g of carbs seeing as fat is twice the calories.

    So yeah, there’s a bigger insuline response with potato and butter since the patients were eating more, it shouldn’t be surprising.

  • I was going to wait and bench watch your videos this weekend. I’m glad that I caught this one today. Thanks for sharing the discount code in your description.

  • At least all the data was still there to look at like Nina did you to get all the data of “climate change” only cherry picked data exists if theres any doubt you can’t find the data its destroyed or hidden. It sounds the same as die,t the science is settled all scientists agree and the sheep just keep grazing.

  • Why do you wrap your potatoes in aluminum foil? Seems like a waste of foil to me. (Aluminum mining and processing is high cost to the environment.)

  • It was really interesting having a presentation of the alternare research,I was aware of it but as a Keto fan my knowledge had a bias! Its good to be aware of other strategies when you have multiple health issues to address.

  • Gag orders, attacks on the people whose research findings contradict the status quo, and censoring people who report the truth about the effects of diet on health these are all examples of robbing people of their basic Right to Freedom of Speech. None of these people were abusing that Right. The manipulation of information for the benefit of certain powerful corporations is a form of tyranny. Thankfully there are people bold enough to keep sharing the facts!

  • The attack on meat continues with the review of the dietary guidelines in Canada saying that protein should come from vegetables and not meat whenever possible!

  • Thanks Nina… I am with you and a fan… as a follower of Dr.’s Noakes, Fettke, Westman, Volek, Phinney, Cummings (fellow brethren)… et al…. had to Fire my Doctor, just behind and stuck in the old dogmas… i.e. quit learning or 5-10 years behind…
    Doctors of Medicine just regurgitate Doctors of Science… but the issue for us is that half of these Dr. Science work for BigPharma…
    Yes, a defender of Dr. Noakes, Fettke, and use their data on my web site… also Dr. lustig… not sure how he does it… as must be targeted… as probably you are…

    Thanks for the Colloquialisms and Bravery as “Dagger” is poignant…. This “Barbarian” is Ivor Cummings Jr. (brethren) and will use your phrases… most now know that Keys was the “Worst Scientist in History”, but that is politics for you… Dr. David Diamond does some works on this evidence…the “Fire your Doctor” website has been up a long time and it is run by doctors… who knew…
    70 Going On 100… the Centenarian Diet or 70 Going On 128… the Hayflick LImit… unless your a Ray Kurzweil fan….

  • The more I learn about vegan, plant based diets, the more I realize (not jut I) that they use any tactic, any type of lie to “prove” what they need to prove, in this case just look at the insulin levels there and below at what dr Jason Fung said about it to realize what’s going on. Beside the fact that a rice diet type, or the so called carbosis would make anyone malnourished and sick very fast, but all one need to debunking this is do nothing more then look at this as another in the list of the Seven Countries Study of Ancel Keys or the China Study debunked by Denise Minger as well, (just that time she was able to see better behind the lies and realize the huge danger and see that is just a pretend to find proof where there was none).

    Dr. Jason Fung: “I feel this author is trying to throw a bunch of biochemistry to distract us. His entire hypothesis is this: “So hypo insulinaemia with marked insulin sensitivity might well be the hallmarks of carbosis.” This is based on a single rat study of nicotinic acid to lower plasma FFAs – NOT lowering dietary fat. So nicotinic acid blocks insulin secretion. So what? Who is eating nicotinic acid?

    Is this guy really, honestly telling me that a 100% starch meal (pure sugar) is going to lead to LOW insulin levels? Seriously? What do you think happens if I feed you sugar? Insulin goes up. Way up. This has been demonstrated several millions of times. So a single rat study of nicotinic acid just is not going to cut it.”

  • I absolutely loved this video! I wish I could find a good book on this topic, that follows diet in Australopithecus to Egypt to modern times. Fascinating stuff!

  • Paleo diet is dangerous ancient humans ate like this and they all died. Now humans are extinct and this is all just a simulation in matrix.
    Now seriously the only thing will be deficient by avoiding sugar, wheat and grains is the processed food industry that funds Harvard institution. As proven by documents published by JAMA showed that in the 60’s The Sugar association paid 50,000 dollars to scientists from Havard named Mark Hegsted and Fredrick J. Stare to hide evidence against sugar. And now thanks to university of california we know sugar causes type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (causation not correlation)

  • That potato experiment doesn’t add up. I mean, of course there’s a bigger insuline response to the potato with butter, there’s more food to eat, and fat does activate insuline, just less than the other 2 macro nutriments. What would have been perhaps more pertinent was to compare at equal calories or at weight equivalent, say 50g of carbs+ 10g of fat versus 60g of carbs, or even 70g of carbs seeing as fat is twice the calories.

    So yeah, there’s a bigger insuline response with potato and butter since the patients were eating more, it shouldn’t be surprising.

  • These are very dangerous lies! My health improved considerably and in a 3 weeks span as soon as I switched to a Whole Food PLANT-BASED Diet. Then I found that WFPB is backed by real science, and that low carb diet, like the standard American (and European) diet kills millions every year after cruel and unnecessary suffering for humans and animals alike! Shame on you Nina ������

  • http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-taubes-teicholz-us-news-best-diet-problems-20180128-story.html
    U.S. News is wrong about what constitutes the best diet
    By GARY TAUBES AND NINA TEICHOLZ
    JAN 28, 2018 | 4:15 AM

  • would that be environment effect (ie: increased toxicity) in food source, plant or animal.
    we all knew through earth history that many species extinct due to environment couldnt support that specie any more.
    how can we think human specie can escape this fate?

  • The consensus tactic is the same used for the psuedo science of climate change and is directly related to the religion of veganism. All part and parcel to reduce the population. Climate for the brain to convince you not to reproduce and make you not able to afford it and the vegan for the body to reduce fertility.

  • creating more carb confusion, I see
    Putting grains and fruit in the same basket to make a case against ‘Big Sugar” that carbohydrates are bad for human health?

    There’s not much money to be made by simply telling people to eat real food, is there?
    It’s got to be low carb/primal/paleo etc

    all people’s health problems are caused by fruit and potatoes arent they?
    blame it on the carbz!

  • Didn’t we evolve because we cooked food we found, like roots and beans that are inedible without cooking? More calories equal to a bigger brain. Meat is protein and fat. Starchy veg are chains of carbs. The brain runs on…… not protein you paleo dum dum, yes it’s sugar, glucose. Too bad his data has no evidence links

  • Our healthy hunter ancestors ate mostly meat, but I have no doubt if they found an apple on the ground they didn’t ignore it. We are meant to eat meat, fruit, and some vegetables. Fruit and veges may not be as nutrient/calorie dense but they still have various nutrients that are harder to acquire in meat only.

    The bit about the Egyptians was fascinating, I had no idea.

  • I don’t understand why early man would stop eating plants as they evolved. Wouldn’t it make sense that they would know about plants to eat if they weren’t able to catch an antelope or deer? I can’t believe that they would choose to starve rather than fill in their diet with plants. I believe man did hunt and eat meat. The either/or idea (plants or meat) does not make sense to me. Also you can fill up a lot more people with bread made from grain grown in a big field than a single cow. Economics and population densities seem to indicate early man ate a varied diet.

  • I love that you eat Bison too! I don’t like beef it taste like how a farm smells to me, but bison rocks! My friends love my mozzarella stuff meatballs and chili and were shocked when I told them what was so different from theirs.

  • Great talk. It’s so important to question conventional “wisdom” and explore everything that contradicts what we hold to be true. I’m actually very curious about the role of micronutrients on these diets. A LCHF diet can be full of a lot of veggies as can a LFHC diet. It would be interesting to compare them.

  • “We had a diet that was a lot more fibreous in the past, sometimes we find a whole plant in the coprilite”… are you sure that hadn’t got there after it was excreated? It hasn’t digested much, not good.
    Ya know why?
    Coz we’re CARNIVORS!

  • There is no one “paleo” diet. All indigenous diets are local. In the arctic that means large amounts of animal products. At the equator that can mean lots of mangoes. All indigenous people eat animal products, but the macronutrient proportions vary widely.

  • The Paleo diet/ lifestyle is a wonderful thing. This article is great and I agree with every part of it because it tells the story of how we transitioned from hunters & gatherers to farmers.

    By doing that, we gained a lot, but also lost a lot when it came to our primal diet. I strongly believe in the power of Paleo because it can truly help everyone. I remember one year ago when I started my journey where I ate ONLY 100% Paleo diet which was very difficult for me at the beginning because I used to love rice and bread. I was lucky because I have a friend who recommended me a special program which speeded up the process so much.

    It was like “Paleo diet 101”
    and gave me all the tools I needed to succeed which for me meant to become healthier person, to get fit and to increase my stamina. This diet was one of the most difficult challenges I have faced, but it was well worth it. Right now I am super fit and I feel really good about myself. I also shared “my secret” with my friends on how I did it and around 50% of them are doing it right now because of me which makes me even happier.

    Here is the program that helped me transition to Paleo: http://bit.ly/HackThePaleoDiet
    If you need any help or someone to motivate you on this journey just send me an email at: [email protected] gmail.com

  • Okay now for my real comment, lol.
    I love it Alyssa!
    Thank you so much. I always tried to figure out what kind of diet you have, keto, paleo, organic, etc. and never really knew until now. I always figured that it was something actually practical yet still healthy and so paleo it is!! Good job!
    I so love cacao nibs and pure organic cacao, but I find that it actually makes me tired instead of giving me energy. It does that for some people because of the load of magnesium that it has in it.
    All this food looks so delish!!

  • Yet another reincarnation of the Atkins Diet.. more degenerative disease more artery disease longterm in exchange for short term weightloss.

  • I am wondering…what type of dietary fat did people in the western world have access to between 1850 and 1950? Knowing that seed-oils were mostly unknown back then (omega 6), the only fats used for cooking could have been lard, tallow and butter. Lard and tallow are extremely high in palmitic acid, known to cause inflammation in the body. Take away palmitic acid (<10% fats) and most inflammation goes away. We are missing something here, folks. Fats are not fats. Saturated fats are not saturated fats. Butyric acid, caprylic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid...all have very different effects on the body, all are metabolised differently. Any thoughts?

  • Being an omnivore does not mean that you would function best on an omnivorous diet, it’s just a way of survival, does not mean it’s the best diet for performance and health! It’s an adaptation to lesser foods for survival purposes!

  • Good work Nina. Funny how the food industry is just like the political realm. Name calling and insults, again with nothing to back up their argument except fat unhealthy people for the most part.

  • Whaaaaaaat.
    Maybe possibly your very confused figure it out.
    Useless info. Are you paleo Atkins ketone vegan? Who knows you obviously have no clue but yet you like to throw stones.

  • There are foods that are richer in energy and nutrition which does not have anything to do with the digestion, digestion is just an adaptation to the foods available to that animal. Digestions based on plants are more complex because the food is less efficient and you need more processes, more food and more time.

  • There are not many low-carbers with the integrity to admit they have been wrong. There is evidence for carb diets to be healthy providing they are low enough in fat. And if high fat diets thicken the blood and are shownto kill people with established artery disease then is there really evidence that long-term keto is good, optimal, the way to go?

  • It would be VERY interesting to find out the actual and true dietary patterns that the conventional Researchers follow. They stand up in front of the conferences they attend, as usually tall, thin men, pushing the guidelines and making the recommendations for the general public to follow. What do they actually eat themselves, I would bet a wad that it is not the guidelines food, but something a lot better. I think the vested interest groups and the foundations are in it all together, for mutual advantage of those in control of them. I have heard some of these people give talks on the guideline foods but do not believe them. It does strongly remind me of the very strong rear guard actions of the tobacco industry, but they at least did not push the almost compulsory health requirements that you must smoke cigarettes

  • I’m just shocked the dog ate the lettuce/greens. I’ve had 3 dogs in my life and NONE of them would eat lettuce or really any other vegetable (minus white potatoes). Even your dog is a healthy eater. lol

  • Thanks Dr. Eades… I like your casual style… and have reached these same conclusions but for LCHF… as I see no reason to eat carbohydrates as there is No Known Carbohydrate Deficiency disease… not true for proteins and fats… Kerrygold is my standard now… good old fashion Irish farmers and grass fed animals….
    But will look at sous vide cooking as there is good reasoning for Not heating Fats and Proteins to the extremes we do today. Most notably creating Tans-Fats…
    70 Going On 100

  • I come to you my bill nye of food for inspiration and I was wondering if you could maybe do some veggie ideas? I feel stuck in a carrot broccoli pepper potato world. Do I not know of others or are they hard to buy/cook?! No idea what the deal is! I really want to bump up the veggie game but so blocked! ❤️

  • Strongly recommend the viewers of this chanel go to PLANT POSITIVE site. His recommendations are based on the preponderance of evidence from non industry funded peer reviewed research on nutrition. Not anectotal evidence and undustry funded, know the awnser before we start study, a la minger. Worth a ganger yall

  • What a great talk. Clear, irrefutable evidence that a high protein, low carb #Paleo diet is what we evolved to eat… oppps… I meant, what led to our evolution! #LCHF #Keto #Ketosis (P.S.Take a bow Dr. Atkins)

  • I have nothing against low fat diets * FOR OTHER PEOPLE***!!!
    Thanks, but no thanks. Been there, done that. You see, I’ve tried it all, it took me 30 years to try low carb/keto/paleo based on all the “experts” like McDougal, Elesstyn claiming it’s death incarnate. I tried the no fat, dry meat, whole grain, sim milk, plain veggies stuff. Does it work? Sure. Having surgery without anesthetic works too. No thanks. If low carb has a lifespan penalty compared to low fat, I’ll take it.

  • 45:50 LCHF has clinical successes? Really? Where? Show me the trials! Has LCHF ever reversed heart disease? Nope. Has LCHF ever reversed insulin resistance (and I’m not speaking about blood glucose!)? Nope. Nope. Nope. There are no successes. Case closed. LFHC won hands down. Time to surrender, ketotards.

  • Nina, in Germany your book is only available 2nd hand at Amazon right now for 51 Euros! And only in English. We need a German translation here in the dietary low-fat German-speaking desert.

  • Okay now for my real comment, lol.
    I love it Alyssa!
    Thank you so much. I always tried to figure out what kind of diet you have, keto, paleo, organic, etc. and never really knew until now. I always figured that it was something actually practical yet still healthy and so paleo it is!! Good job!
    I so love cacao nibs and pure organic cacao, but I find that it actually makes me tired instead of giving me energy. It does that for some people because of the load of magnesium that it has in it.
    All this food looks so delish!!

  • Oh I love the CHOMP Turkey meat sticks! I like to cut them in half and pair them with string cheese for a protein boost snack. ���� it definitely hits the spot!

    Love your what I eat in a day video btw! Helpful and it keeps reminding me that I can have an epic dinner without crazy components (I blame my culinary school for this lol) Again, thank YOU and your team for another great video ����

  • The more I learn about vegan, plant based diets, the more I realize (not jut I) that they use any tactic, any type of lie to “prove” what they need to prove, in this case just look at the insulin levels there and below at what dr Jason Fung said about it to realize what’s going on. Beside the fact that a rice diet type, or the so called carbosis would make anyone malnourished and sick very fast, but all one need to debunking this is do nothing more then look at this as another in the list of the Seven Countries Study of Ancel Keys or the China Study debunked by Denise Minger as well, (just that time she was able to see better behind the lies and realize the huge danger and see that is just a pretend to find proof where there was none).

    Dr. Jason Fung: “I feel this author is trying to throw a bunch of biochemistry to distract us. His entire hypothesis is this: “So hypo insulinaemia with marked insulin sensitivity might well be the hallmarks of carbosis.” This is based on a single rat study of nicotinic acid to lower plasma FFAs – NOT lowering dietary fat. So nicotinic acid blocks insulin secretion. So what? Who is eating nicotinic acid?

    Is this guy really, honestly telling me that a 100% starch meal (pure sugar) is going to lead to LOW insulin levels? Seriously? What do you think happens if I feed you sugar? Insulin goes up. Way up. This has been demonstrated several millions of times. So a single rat study of nicotinic acid just is not going to cut it.”

  • great to hear new perspectives besides the carnivore keto diet.
    i noticed it is true that many on that diet cant tolerate much else besides animal products.

    however, i have been raw vegan/fruitarian 15+ years and developed fatty liver, fatty pancreas and angina/heart attacks plus tons of other issues like almost all teeth half gone.
    then i ate meat and the heart pains went away.

    last 6 months im on high fat animal foods. however my health is terrible and angina is back.
    so a healthy balance between both is likely the solution, eating zero fat like just heirloom fruits for 1/2 weeks per month to clean out fat. and the rest on animal based keto to rebuild missing nutrients. Thanks Denise i will test this out ����

  • The US may have not gone low fat but it certainly did go high carb. Fat alone is fine but pair it up with processed carbs and a high sugar intake and there is the bullet in the gun.

  • Our healthy hunter ancestors ate mostly meat, but I have no doubt if they found an apple on the ground they didn’t ignore it. We are meant to eat meat, fruit, and some vegetables. Fruit and veges may not be as nutrient/calorie dense but they still have various nutrients that are harder to acquire in meat only.

    The bit about the Egyptians was fascinating, I had no idea.

  • Hello from Australia to all at the AMNH, thank you for this thought provoking talk. I am currently completing my Bachelors in Applied Science and was curious as to what information if any you have on the effects of modern health care in the microbiomes we depend on? Is there any correlation between differences in microbiomes in vaccinated vs non-vaccinated subjects? and also, Is there any correlation between differences in microbiomes in heavy or frequent users of antibiotics vs those who rarely if ever take them and those who refuse to take them?…. and also lol…. during severe illness do the organisms in the microbiomes react and do the reactions (if they do occur) have positive or adverse effects on the immune system’s capabilities and/or efficency? If you have any answers or theories it would be much appreciated, otherwise I’ll have to get to it myself one day:)

  • Well, the low fat / exercise more / eating tons of green vegetables & fruits / but unrestricted carb & starchy food has given me but a bundle of problems including a fatty liver high blood pressure some issues in cholesterols and liver enzymes.
    After switching to very low-carb barely 3 weeks ago, I manage to lose 5 kg from 80 and drop off that bundle of problems….. I’m very encouraged and will work really hard not to go back there again.
    It’s nice for you researchers to argue this Vs that but common folks like me needs answers to stay healthy. So please don’t spread this low fat nonsense to the the rest of us!

  • This talk confuses high fat high carb with high fat low carb way too much. Putting up slides that show people who went from low fat diet to high fat diet died is just stupid if you don’t also put up their carb intake.

  • On the claim that cows cause global warming & use too many of the Earth’s resources: Ridiculous. Before ‘civilization’ began, the herds of large ruminant herbivores worldwide were in the billions. Since then, numbers have been steadily declining. Millions of buffalo, really American bison, were slaughtered and left to rot on the Plains to subdue the Indians who depended on them for food and to ‘make room’ for cattle, sheep, and for ‘dirt farms’ that plowed up the native grasslands for wheat and other crops.

    Add to that the herds of elk, Eastern caribou, wild sheep, antelope, moose, and deer that are now gone, or exist in tiny numbers compared to their populations in 1491…

    Cattle produce small amounts of methane, (actually their gut flora), which is emitted via eructation (burping), not flatulence (from the other end of the animal). HOWEVER, cattle on pasture produce even less methane, and that *is mostly absorbed and consumed by the soil life in the pasture*! People can choose 100% grassfed and grass finished beef, lamb, goat (the most widely consumed meat in the world), etc and pasture-raised poultry and pork.

    Geese are a traditional food once widely eaten, and unlike other domestic poultry, they are grazers and can be raised and fattened on quality pasture.

    Even feedlot cattle in America are born and raised on pasture, and spend only the last months of their lives in a feedlot.

    NOTE: Properly managed, cattle and other grazing herbivores actually restore damaged soils, halt soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and increase biodiversity.* Grasslands sequester carbon more efficiently than forests, and savanna (grassland dotted with trees) has the best of both kinds of plants but the grass MUST be cycled through herbivores and/or trampled to the ground where the soil life can process it. After all, herbivores and the plants they eat co-evolved, along with the soil food web and they all NEED each other to thrive!
    *Holitic Management International, Allan Savory, Mark Shepard, Darren Doherty, etc.

  • all this can be summed up as” were all different. find what works for you” which is the exact opposite of our governments one diet fits all mentality. she is annoying, that schoolgirl act needs to go. you are a researcher so act like one.

  • Sometimes I want to hide the truth to keep the market from making healthful food more expensive. Let the hoi polloi get fat and die early, solving the retirement funding crisis. But they go and get on pills that drive up a type of insurance that should be for broken bones and infections.

  • Once again Christina Warinner does a spectacular job of failing to investigate the Modern Paleo diet and its tenets before attempting to debunk it. The modern Paleo Diet does not purport to be a diet of the same foods our ancestors ate. A scientist should know better than to define the idea she is critiquing through media headlines and should do her due diligence and get educated from the source. Two years since she did this same thing at TED and she still hasn’t learned her lesson.

    Major fail.

  • Of course I love Nina and her well thought out presentations.Her tone is infectious with quick wit.She can really think on her feet.She happens to be very beautiful.She shows just enough skin to keep me glued to the subject!Keep going Nina you are changing the world.

  • Fat is needed to metabolize the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K1, and K2. How much fat do we need to eat to not be deficient in fat-soluble vitamins?

  • Just companies making profit, no news here. However the lengths they go and stop at nothing, is really astounding. No ethics there. So many lives ruined.

  • What if, biologically seen, we’re made to use or carbs or fat as an energy source and NOT the two together.
    Europeans more adapted to fat, winter, cold not a lot of veggies will grow. Sub tropic more veggies and fruits?

  • Her 2014 presentation Lessons from the Vegans was far, far better. Much the same message/presentation, this one had a few more points, BUT. Her presentation style here is nearly unwatchable. I would have been pissed if I were a well educated, knowledgeable, well respected professional and someone treated me like some immature idiot with a 3rd grade education. The folks she’s speaking to are well regarded experts in their fields. If I were the organizers of this event, this would be her first and lastlecture. Careful Denise. Your speaking invites will shrink to county fairs and openings for comedy clubs.

  • Carbs must be qualified to be accurate. The carbs in this presetation refer to processed foods. Complex carbs such as beans, potatoes, and rice are healthy and have fiber, unlike process foods.

  • I can’t give thumbs up or thumbs down because she deserves both. Up for the detailed description of how VLF (<10%) can spare an insulin response just as a VLC diet does. But thumbs down because she doesn't give any credit to the other end of the continuum that she says is "magic" also the LCHF diet. If one eats a diet containing less than 10% net carbs (10% of 2000 calories is 200 calories and that equals 50 grams of carbohydrates) then their insulin demand is minimal, regardless of how much butter they put on their 1/4 of a potato! So all her figures don't matter, effectively, for someone on a LCHF diet. That's why LCHF works, even for diabetics. She could have mentioned this! Further, and more important, she didn't mention that most diabetics (and many non-diabetics) are over weight, and need to lose weight to improve health, and a LCHF diet is almost always going to be VASTLY superior to a LFHC diet for weight loss, precisely because LCHF diets are fixing the person to burn their own fat stores, and in that situation, we are all engineered to NOT EXPERIENCE HUNGER, therefore NOT BE TEMPTED TO VIOLATE THE DIET! Try to get weight loss success of this extent from a high carbohydrate diet where the follower is instead OBSESSED WITH FOOD and is compelled to RE-FEED EVERY HOUR OR SO, and on every occasion has to WATCH THE CALORIES to avoid blowing the diet. Minger's presentation is great information, but we need to remember that is only "the other side" of a story you get from most LCHF diet proponents. It's good information, but still not the whole story. LCHF, if followed to keep carbs below 10% of the calories, is still a great way to recover to a large degree from insulin resistance and to improve diabetic symptoms, and has the added advantage of being the best way to also lose weight without stress. Low fat dieting cannot accomplish this.

  • What if, biologically seen, we’re made to use or carbs or fat as an energy source and NOT the two together.
    Europeans more adapted to fat, winter, cold not a lot of veggies will grow. Sub tropic more veggies and fruits?

  • It was really interesting having a presentation of the alternare research,I was aware of it but as a Keto fan my knowledge had a bias! Its good to be aware of other strategies when you have multiple health issues to address.

  • Wonder what Dr. Eades would remark to Dr. Christina Warriner’s comments showing inconsistencies when using isotope analysis in her talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMOjVYgYaG8

  • Hi Alyssa I was just wondering what happened to your other what I eat in a day videos? I loved them but now they are gone and I can’t find them��

  • Thanks Nina, good job the USDA should have gone back to 1900 to make sense. We should Rephrase “Low Carb” to “Normal Carb” vs. “High Carb”. Even the USDA data support this, i.e. in 1900 our diet was 10% refined carbs, today (2010) 63%. This 63% represents actually “Dietary Intake”, with the balance being Proteins and Fats. Our position should be “Returning Humans to a Normal Carb Diet”, and would then guess that Insulin Resistance and the many issues would go away and most Man-Made diseases would then go away.
    http://www.70GoingOn100.com the Centenarian Diet, or maybe 128, the Hayflick limit, or if a Ray Kurzweil fan then this is a Moot Point …

  • Thank you Denise. This talk was fascinating.

    These studies do not appear to measure total caloric intake (for the experimental OR control group). Couldn’t Denise’s theory about the sweet spot being 65% OR <10% dietary fat simply be reflecting Stephan Guyenet's thoughts on food palatability? Severely limiting one macronutrient is going to dramatically reduce how palatable meals are and subsequently lower total caloric consumption.

  • We live in a society of fast food and vending machines and we wonder why obesity numbers are up. Demonizing a macro-nutrient just confuses people but writing a book that says “Stop eating at McDonald’s! The end!”, won’t sell well.

  • Can someone please recommend a blog or book that clarifies the situation regarding polyunsaturated and saturated fats. I’ve heard a lot of bashing of refined oils but little scientific explanation, yes the refining process looks ugly but where are the facts on human health? And just because most vegetable oils are poly does that damm all poly fats? Regarding canola I’ve got access to cold pressed rapeseed oil, what’s wrong with that?
    David Ludwig a low carb enthusiast has a more nuanced view of saturates, that some are better than others but he does approve of polyunsaturates!

  • thank you Nina for all the discomfort you have had to deal with. change is rising up from the grass root. just recently I’m hearing much conversation and questioning of people’s personal physicians. I get phone calls frequently questioning diet change for improved health. almost never occurred in the past. even drs are asking their improving pt “are you doing that weird diet thing?”.

  • The US may have not gone low fat but it certainly did go high carb. Fat alone is fine but pair it up with processed carbs and a high sugar intake and there is the bullet in the gun.

  • What a great “what I eat in a day” video thank you! And thank you for the extra information about Thrive Market. I’ve been wanting to try them but have been hesitant due to the membership fee. But now that I know they help low income, teachers, and vets I’m definitely going to give it a try! Thank you again!

  • I’ve noticed that every time they change the population’s food through publicity is a way to rise prices…let’s process food and say it is healthy and convenient but more expensive…. fat is bad so fat free products are more expensive then…now sugar is the bad guy let’s make more expensive sugar free foods… you know what, what you were eating at the beginning was the best food but guess what, now it’s the most expensive.

  • Great talk. keep the momentum up. I have a family member on Women, Infant and Children (WIC) and they only allow her to buy horrible food (in many cases).

    The actual quote is, “Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now” According to the Thomas Jefferson archives at Monticello. https://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/if-people-let-government-decide-what-foods-they-eat-and-what-medicines-they

  • I can’t give thumbs up or thumbs down because she deserves both. Up for the detailed description of how VLF (<10%) can spare an insulin response just as a VLC diet does. But thumbs down because she doesn't give any credit to the other end of the continuum that she says is "magic" also the LCHF diet. If one eats a diet containing less than 10% net carbs (10% of 2000 calories is 200 calories and that equals 50 grams of carbohydrates) then their insulin demand is minimal, regardless of how much butter they put on their 1/4 of a potato! So all her figures don't matter, effectively, for someone on a LCHF diet. That's why LCHF works, even for diabetics. She could have mentioned this! Further, and more important, she didn't mention that most diabetics (and many non-diabetics) are over weight, and need to lose weight to improve health, and a LCHF diet is almost always going to be VASTLY superior to a LFHC diet for weight loss, precisely because LCHF diets are fixing the person to burn their own fat stores, and in that situation, we are all engineered to NOT EXPERIENCE HUNGER, therefore NOT BE TEMPTED TO VIOLATE THE DIET! Try to get weight loss success of this extent from a high carbohydrate diet where the follower is instead OBSESSED WITH FOOD and is compelled to RE-FEED EVERY HOUR OR SO, and on every occasion has to WATCH THE CALORIES to avoid blowing the diet. Minger's presentation is great information, but we need to remember that is only "the other side" of a story you get from most LCHF diet proponents. It's good information, but still not the whole story. LCHF, if followed to keep carbs below 10% of the calories, is still a great way to recover to a large degree from insulin resistance and to improve diabetic symptoms, and has the added advantage of being the best way to also lose weight without stress. Low fat dieting cannot accomplish this.

  • Yet another reincarnation of the Atkins Diet.. more degenerative disease more artery disease longterm in exchange for short term weightloss.

  • Speaking of pears, been getting into the Asian Pears because they are in season right now (and my mom keeps making me buy them since she is too busy to go herself). They are huge round shaped (almost a sphear), brown, and so popular with the Asians. They a little hardier than most pears and a mild sweetness. In target, they are called Korean Pears.

  • Thanks Dr. Eades… I like your casual style… and have reached these same conclusions but for LCHF… as I see no reason to eat carbohydrates as there is No Known Carbohydrate Deficiency disease… not true for proteins and fats… Kerrygold is my standard now… good old fashion Irish farmers and grass fed animals….
    But will look at sous vide cooking as there is good reasoning for Not heating Fats and Proteins to the extremes we do today. Most notably creating Tans-Fats…
    70 Going On 100

  • Ancel Keys sounds like a narcissist. Lying, not caring about the harm caused to others by his actions, caring only for the attention he received, attacking, slandering and even destroying anyone who disagreed with him, accusing other people of doing what he was actually doing, being incapable of having mature, critical discussion, etc. Classic narcissist. Very destructive people.