An acclaimed surgeon specializing in weight loss delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the diet and health industry’s focus on protein, explaining why it is detrimental to our health and can prevent us from losing weight.
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Whether you are seeing a doctor, nutritionist, or a trainer, all of them advise you to eat more protein. Foods, drinks, and supplements are loaded with extra protein. Many people use protein for weight control, to gain or lose pounds, while others believe it gives them more energy and is essential for a longer, healthier life. Now, Dr. Garth Davis, an expert in weight loss asks, “Is all this protein-making us healthier?”
The answer, he emphatically argues, is NO. Too much protein is actually making us sick, fat, and tired, according to Dr. Davis. If you are getting adequate calories in your diet, there is no such thing as protein deficiency. The healthiest countries in the world eat far less protein than we do and yet we have an entire nation on a protein binge getting sicker by the day.
As a surgeon treating obese patients, Dr. Davis was frustrated by the ever-increasing number of sick and overweight patients, but it wasn't until his own health scare that he realized he could do something about it. Combining cutting-edge research, with his hands-on patient experience and his years dedicated to analyzing studies of the world’s longest-lived populations, this explosive, groundbreaking lecture reveals the truth about the dangers of protein and shares a proven approach to weight loss, health, and longevity.
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keedt. While 10% of the population is vegetarian only 2% make to 100 and percentages of of vegans are even smaller. Percentages. Do you freakin' vegans understand percentages? So wtf are YOU talikin' 'bout? No, I don't know and IDC.
Omnivores win. OMNIVORES WIN, you freakin' vegan douches. YAAAYYY !!!!
Call me a little boy but I don't care (IDC) I'd rather be a little boy than a vegan girly man. YAAAYYY !!!! 👦
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Who lives past 100 on 2 packs of cigarettes a-day and bacon fat? There aren't any so what's the point there? If there were numbers of such people then 2 packs of cigarettes a-day n bacon grease are NOT as bad as we've been led to believe is it? No
Outliers always stand out from the yes. You can get the odd one that smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day and lives off beer and bacon fat that lives to 100...
That's called an outlier for a reason, especially when the vast majority that does that kind of life usually will die at between 50 and 80 years of life with 65 being the MEAN average where they will die.
So ones or twos of people surviving because their body is a bit better at cleaning itself and avoiding disease is one thing, but the vast majority of says otherwise.
A couple of outliers don't make a statistic.. an overwhelming majority do.
The tallest living man is Chinese. This clearly means that the Chinese on average are taller than us! Or ... is it because there are a lot of Chinese? Now replace tall with long-living and Chinese with omnivores and think for yourself.
I'm from Sardinia in Italy, this guy has said a lot of lies. Both my great grandparents and grandparents are still alive and they have always eaten a lot of cheese and meat, and also the grains they consume are not whole at all, this is the kind of diet that is very common in Sardinia, even in very old people. Another lie is that "there is no diabetes", we have a high rate of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis
It was discovered that the long-lifers in Sardinia have a genetic enzyme 'abnormality' that inhibits the negative effects of some aspects of food intake. So it's not a dietary thing in Sardinia that is giving longer life spans
Most of these places are turning fat slowly and are unhealthy..The only exception is Japan, with negative obesity rates, it is because of its strict government involvement in combating it. It is the only country on earth that put some real effort into combating.
Unfortunately that's not true. Whole Food Plant Based is also lumped into 'Vegan' diets. To be Vegan you just have to take out all animal based products from your life. Whole Food Plant Based diet is far healthier, however there are some glaring differences. For one, WFPB is strictly health related, nothing to do with Veganism, since it doesn't say to give up animal based clothing, products, etc, just food.
However, if you took someone following a WFPB diet with zero oil (or as little as humanly possible) you will see that the difference between Vegetarian and WFPB is actually quite a large gap, where as the one with Vegan vs Vegetarian isn't. There's a very good reason for that, as Vegan CAN simply be drinking Cola and eating potato chips. So long as you don't consume any animal products at all (whether it's apparel, accessories, food, etc) you're Vegan (especially if you're an activist) however that doesn't mean you're healthy. Where as a WFPB diet that is strictly adhered to WILL be far healthier and superior.
So no, Lacto-Ovos are not doing very good in comparison. It depends on the comparisons.
But I agree, compared to a lot of Vegans, yes, they aren't doing too bad at all considering.
Longevity from evolutionary standpoint is irrelevant, we all will die. Most important point how many babies you can produce, after you produce babies your mission is done. Omnivore diet is diet that evolution "chosen" for human to produce most babies. Of course in evolution was plant based diet groups, but their was out competed by omnivore groups. Evidence for that is no vegan societies in world.
So enjoy your life as you can and your diet shouldn't become your life.
Just look at your own family. The women in my family born in the 1890's to 1921 all ate diets with white flour products and home grown vegetables and lived into their 80's and 90's. Their husbands consumed more meat than their wives and lived shorter life's. Their children (male and female) born in the 30's and 40's ate more meat and died in their 50's, 60's and 70's. One example is my mother inlaw who made buttermilk biscuits with white flour, buttermilk and Crisco. She would pick a big heirloom tomato and say a biscuit and a tomato was a meal. She lived to 90 and I believe would have lived longer if she hadn't lost her only grandson. I am curious if this is the norm for most Americans. It seems to me that excess protein is shortening human life spans.
Stop blaming the meat. Excess protein can be had from plants too so it's NOT just the meat.
Natual fats aren't bad for the body and never were. It's the man-made fats that're bad, margarines n hydrogenated n trans fats
Top cardiologists say saturated fats aren't the cause of CVD.
Protein intake needs to be moderate.
Carbs from high fiber veggies ar fine.
Grains can be a problem. Less is better. But adding oils to grains improves them. Why? Bcz most highly processed grains are stripped of their oils making them like eating paper. Fats are needed for proper metabolic function. Vegans don't get any
So you are saying we shouldn't do anything to make our selves healthy because we might win the lottery and get cancer and die, even though the odds of that happening are extremely low.
So,... He looks at what these populations have in common and then concludes that everything that they don't have in common is bad.... And that's science?
What he should have concluded is that the things that they have in common are essential and that the other things are less relevant.
Geeze not the Okinanwan myth...Davis's whole claim is based on the 1949 dietary analysis done after WW2 ...during which the Okinawa was destroyed....
But the problem with that prior research is that like the studies conducted in 1949, these ‘Survey of Japanese People’s Diets’ weren't specifically done on centenarians. Sure there may have been some at that time, but as shown in figure 1 on page six of this study http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol25/7/25-7.pdf the number of centenarians didn't start increasing significantly until the 1970's and even more significantly until the 1990's. This may be due to a number of things including but not limited to diet .
When you actually look at earlier surveys, yes sweet potatoes were a considerable portion of the "every day diet". But only to a degree, since as detailed further below, there were numerous festival days, so "festival day diets" were a large part of Okinawan diets. So Okinawans during certain times of the year ate a lot of pork (goat and fish too). This I detail further below. The traditional Okinawan diet in general was a medicinal diet, and pork was an essential component of this approach. They ate the entire pig including all the organs, fat and parts including joints (full of collagen). Fat (lard) was and is used for stir fries.
As noted in this overview http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.695.3883&rep=rep1&type=pdf :
"Pigs were first brought into the Ryukyus by Chinese immigrants in 1392, but they failed to become widespread because of a lack of food in the farms of the time.When sweet potatoes were introduced from Fukkien Province in China, however, the practice of pig breeding spread rapidly, marking the beginning of the meat eating culture.."
Now regarding "festival day diets", pork and goat were consumed primarily at festivals. However, if you look at the number of festivals celebrated in the link I just provided, there were many festival days including numerous days for Festivals for ancestral spirits, Agricultural festivals, Festivals for Warding Off Evil Spirits, and Festivals of Foreign Gods. So, pork and goat may have not been frequently consumed as part of the "every day diet", but pork and goat were consumed frequently as part of the "festival day diet." So given the number of festival days that's a lot of pork and goat being consumed throughout the year especially in January. February and March. So meat consumption wasn't just once or twice a week or month as Garth Davis wrongly claims. . Meat consumption as part of "festival day diets" was a very frequent occurrence.
Nonetheless, as I noted previously above, increased longevity is a more recent phenomena. Plus what would also be interesting to see is data on the height of Okinawans in 1880 versus the height of Okinawans in 2010. Most older Japanese are traditionally short in comparison to other cultures. Though modern Japanese are taller than their ancestors. The difference isn't genes, nope it's the diet that contains more protein.
So, in other words, eating MORE animal protein (meat) may have been directly and partly responsible for the increase in Okinawan longevity as well as most likely an increase in Okinawan height. However, more refined carbs in the form of fast food and high glycemic carbs like rice have also increased the Okinawan rates of obesity. Using vegetable (soybean oil) oil is also obesogenic as this study notes http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132672 This use of highly processed vegetable oils too is part of the modern American diets that have been more recently introduced to Okinawa post WW2.
as a vegan of 28 years I agree with this. This new crop of social-media driven vegans don't want the truth largely because they are a social movement looking for conformity/cohesion/power in what is seen as THEIR moment in the on-going dietary waltz. If one looks at the Blue Zone doco's you can see how Okinawans live--they eat quite a bit of meat. But this is being covered up by vegan activism and "health" types. I've been informed that Okinawans eat mostly vegan (95% of the diet), that they ARE vegan, that they are vegetarian, that they eat meat, that it is the sweet potatoes that tip the diet in their favour....and most importantly and correctly I believe, that it is the non-sedentary/light work/active community-based lifestyle on an island with fresh sea air all day everyday that keeps them vibrant.
Dude, you're beyond stupid.
The reason as to why there were low numbers of centenarians in the 40s/50s in Okinawa was because there were heightened emigration levels of Okinawans around that time period, with a peak occurring in 1940. "A large number of Okinawans left in a short period of time. The emigration rate
was among the highest in Japan: by 1940, one out of ten Okinawans had emigrated. The reasons were economic." The lower levels of centenarians had nothing to do with diet.
Since animal products are quite expensive when not subsidized by the government, and Okinawa was quite economically disadvantaged, the locals would have resorted to consuming higher numbers of cheap plant based foods, such as sweet potato and rice. That's why you didn't see large amounts of Okinawans consuming animal products back then, but, as a result of globalization, we now see an increase in the consumption of animal based foods.
Also, yeah, we know oil is unhealthy and may lead to an array of health problems. Big fucking shocker!
Learn to read the text you cite next time, buckaroo.
I have a BMI of 8.9 as a raw vegan but I do eat some pressure cooked soup because I got diabetes type 1 in 2006 as a vegetarian and with losing my teeth, now false, I'm trying to get rid of the type 1 with the raw vegan diet. I've always been thin. I don't know how I got diabetes. I'm 66 years old and I was 55 at the time, thought I had the flu, not. I had a lot of responsibility with raising a grandchild and taking care of home with no help. In fact I helped others by working hard cleaning their properties all day long everyday with my own responsibilities and probably neglected my child. I'm trying and I'm out of energy to walk. And walking alone is difficult. Police officers want to know why you're out there by yourself. I'm thinking about getting a dog but that cost money that I do not have. $100 deposit in my apartment now, food and vet. Sold my home and didn't get out of it what it was worth. My last GFR showed 47% with a creatinine of 1.15 but ...after 3 weeks of being *raw vegan my GFR is 60% and my creatinine is .94. I will ask my doctor if I need to continue to make an appointment to see a kidney specialist? I believe my GFR is going to come up even higher if I've done this in only 3 weeks!
That fat percentage would be very low for men, too. No way a woman can be healthy with 9% body fat. A body fat lower than 14% in women can result in menstruation irregularities and these women have a lot of difficulties to get pregnant.
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