CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (International Subtitles)

CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (International Subtitles)

July 30, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat
This is Lathe
I’ve know him and his wife for almost 20 years.
In fact, about ten years ago
we started our own company together.
In 2009, Lathe was 36 years old
and weighed 165lbs.
He pretty much ate the standard American diet,
exercised regularly,
and was precisely the same weight he was
throughout his senior year of high school.
But then Lathe received some shocking news.
Okay, you’re Mister Poland…Uhhh
Ah yes, you have diabetes!
Anyway, with no family history of the disease,
and a diet that most nutritionists would consider healthy,
shouldn’t Lathe be the last person with diabetes?
How did this happen?
Is Lathe an exception to the rule,
or part of an emerging trend?
Did this have something to do with his
so called “heart-healthy” diet?
and most importantly..
(interupts) Hey real quick, do we…
do we go straight here, or do we take this left?
Hmmm, yeah I would take the left up ahead
Okay good, uh sorry!
What were you saying?
No worries, I was just thinking.
How many of the health problems we are witnessing today
are a result of our modern food culture?
That’s a good question.
Definitely!
Hey did you take that left?
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Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat
With advances in medicine, it would seem
that people should be healthier now then ever before.
However it’s starting to appear the opposite is the case.
Most experts agree we have a serious problem.
We are seeing an epidemic explosion of chronic diseases
such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer
The list goes on and on.
We’ve talking about epidemic obesity forever.
We started talking about pandemic obesity
because much of the world’s population is now effected
In the United States, where rates of obesity are high
and maybe stabilizing at that very high level,
we really have hyper endemic obesity- a fixed high level.
Once we start feeling like we’re plateauing,
it starts to head back up again in different age groups.
We are in a crisis.There’s no other way to put it, we are in a crisis.
A look at our society reveals an alarming rise in heart disease,
hypertension, cancer, alzheimer’s
obesity, fatty liver disease
and, of course, diabetes.
Are you serious? It says here
there is more than one kind of diabetes?
That’s true, and diabetes has been plaguing mankind
for a very long time. In fact,
diabetes was first mentioned in medical literature
almost 2,000 years ago.
The term diabetes was first coined
of Aretaeus of Cappadocia
in the early second century.
In 1675, the word “Meletus”
(which means “sweet like honey”)
was added by Thomas Willis
after discovering the urine of his patients
was sweet.
How would he even figure that out?
(Slurping sound)
100 years later, and the presence of excess sugar in a diabetic’s
urine and blood was confirmed. Hence the sweetness.
What could possibly cause a person’s blood or urine to be sweet?
To find out, we will need to meet an important character,
the pancreas
The pancreas is part of the endocrine system
and produces important enzymes and hormones
that help us break down foods.
This includes insulin which regulates the body’s glucose
or “sugar level”
A healthy pancreas
is able to produce these enzymes and hormones,
at the right time
in the right quantities,
in order to properly digest the food we eat.
When a person has Type 1 diabetes,
the pancreas is being attacked by the body’s own cells,
and can no longer produce insulin
to remove sugar from the blood stream.
In the case of Type 2 diabetes,
due to the volume and frequency of insulin being released,
receptor cells become less sensitive to the insulin
this “insulin resistance” results in less sugar
being removed from the blood. Sadly, over
360 Million people worldwide find themselves
in this situation.
Regardless of the specific type,
overall diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.
and the 8th leading cause of death worldwide.
You may be surprised to learn that obesity rates are growing faster
in the youngest members of our society. Since the year 2000,
pre-diabetes and diabetes cases in children have nearly tripled.
Two to five year olds lead this frightening trend.
A closer look reveals there’s even an epidemic of obese infants.
We have tripled obesity rates in the last 30 years in our children
There are one in three children now with a weight issue,
either overweight or obese.
The Centers for Disease Control have said that of the children born
in the year 2000, one out of every three Caucasians, and one out of every
two African Americans and Hispanics are going to get diabetes
in their lifetime. They’ve gone further to say that this is the same
generation that will be the first in our countries history to die at a
younger age than their parents because of what we feed them.
This used to be a disease that was past 65, it was old people that
had diabetes, and so this shift in the age group is
what’s very frightening.
When 8 year olds are getting adult onset diabetes,
due largely to epidemic obesity,
stands to reason that 10 years later
by the time they turn 18, they will have coronary disease.
They’ll start turning up in our emergency rooms.
Should current trends persist into the not too distant future,
the day may well dawn when angina
is an adolescent right of passage along side acne.
That may sound imponderable,
but not all that long ago
the notion of adult onset diabetes in 8 year olds
would have been equally outrageous.
According to the CDC, if this keeps up, by the year 2050
1 in 3 Americans will be diabetic
and nearly 1 in every 2 Americans will be obese.
Not overweight-
OBESE!
The U.S. and western civilization
and soon the entire world,
have an obesity and diabetes epidemic.
The obesity epidemic is fueling the numberof cases
that we see who have diabetes.
Diabetes in itself
is a risk factor for developing heart disease,
kidney failure, eye disease,
blindness, nerve damage, foot amputations
and so the implications of diabetes are tremendous.
Diabetes isn’t just hurting our health
it’s also emptying our pockets because
everyone ends up paying for diabetes.
By 2012, diabetes related costs in the United States,
reached an estimated 245 billion dollars.
That was a 41 percent increase
from just 5 years earlier.
That number includes direct medical costs,
absenteeism, diabetes related job loss,
and productivity loss due to premature deaths.
1 out of every 5 dollars spent on health-care in the United States
goes to the care of people with diabetes.
The worldwide cost is over 470 billion dollars.
Should current trends persist to about the middle of this century,
1 in 3 Americans will be diabetic. Now right now
out of a population of over 300 million there are about 27 million
diagnosed diabetics in the U.S. That’s pretty bad! We’re having trouble
paying the healthcare bills right now. 1 in 3 of us
would be over 100 million people.
I don’t think there is any way to pay that bill.
I think we find ourselves on the front lines
of nothing less than homeland security.
So I think the fate of the nation hangs in the balance.
The cost of diabetes alone
is astronomically large, and it will impact
on society’s ability to handle healthcare costs
and expenditures if we don’t make change.
Of course, while diabetes and obesity
get most of the attention in the news,
many experts believe they are actually parts of a
much larger and more sinister pandemic, and
the name of this pandemic is Metabolic Syndrome.
Sufferers have symptoms like high blood pressure, high blood sugar,
excess body fat and abnormal cholesterol levels.
Over 124 million Americans
are sick from this under-reported condition. It is estimated that
75 percent of our healthcare dollars are, in fact, spent on the
treatment of people suffering from Metabolic Syndrome. So there is an
entire population that is already sick and may not even be aware of it.
A common bias is that the overweight
and obese members of society are the sickest ones.
Incorrectly, thin people might, in fact, think of obesity as a way to
identify the sick people around them.
We see plenty of individuals who look great,
whose body mass index is in the normal range,
who don’t have excessive body fat; and yet they’re already
in trouble, and they don’t know it
because their diets are such
that they are already changing their proteins
by having to much sugar in their bloodstream.
They are already developing fatty liver because they are eating
a lot of fructose for example.
This has been turned into a moralistic and character
type issue, where individuals who struggle with their weight
are “killing themselves” and are “lazy gluttons”
because we know there
are millions of “skinny fat” people who are
metabolically sick inside, but do not look
characteristically sick on the outside.
Now they are saying skinny people are fat
even though they are already skinny.
This IS serious!
In fact, it’s seriously bringing me down.
I mean, does anyone even know how this happened?
How did this happen?
Experts agree there are many factors
that account for our current health crisis.
For people effected by diet related illness,
the answer is more than likely a combination of many factors.
And these can take place over
a long period of time.
A lifetime,
and even generations.
For example,
We’re eating more food than ever before.
It’s not just that fact that our
restaurant portions have grown dramatically,
but our home cooking portions have grown in turn.
We bring those portions sizes home with our eyeballs.
We see what we get on plates elsewhere,
and we bring them home to our own personal plates.
We’ve sort of defined a new norm with portions
where a very large plate of food
looks like a normal amount of food.
Whereas in the old days,
we would have looked at that and said, “Oh my God
that’s enough to feed an army or a whole family!”
Now we look at that and say,
“That’s my dinner”
If you take a study of
‘The Last Supper’
we end up finding that if you look
at just depictions of ‘The Last Super’
over the last 1,000 years,
portion sizes have increased
69 percent.
Plate size increased 66 percent,
even bread size increased about 26 percent.
People have no idea
that with just the passing of every decade,
we put more and more on our plate.
I visited my parents in Germany
where I grew up,
and I have a plate in my hand
and I asked my mom,
“Where are the dinner plates?”
“Oh you are holding one in your hand”
“No, no that’s an appetizer plate where’s the dinner plate?”
and she said, “No, we have not changed our plates in 25 years.
This is a dinner plate that you are holding.”
By virtue of having lived in this country for over ten years,
I’ve gotten used to the large portion sizes here.
But to truly understand the current health situation,
we’re going to need to go all the way back
to the creation of the pyramid.
Uh, guys
I think that’s the wrong pyramid.
[ FOOD PYRAMID – PYRAMID SCHEME ]
Ah yeah, there we go
In the mid 20th century,
the scientific community began circling an idea.
Scientists such as Ansel Keyes,
began drawing a link between
saturated fats and heart disease.
They asserted that people needed to
start eating a diet higher in carbohydrates
and lower in fat.
Over a period of time,
this nutritional advice came to be very much en vogue.
Dr. Keyes is specifically known for
two significant contributions to nutritional science.
One was the “K” ration.
[ ARCHIVE FOOTAGE ]
The Army has developed the now famous K-Ration.
Each package contains a balanced vitamin rich meal.
A day’s ration weighs about 2 pounds.
The K-Ration was an emergency field ration
for U.S. armed forces in World War two.
It was a handy little pre-packaged meal.
His second major contribution was a study
that is now infamously known
as, ‘The Seven Country Study’.
In it, he revealed that in countries where
fat consumption was the highest,
they also had the highest rate of heart disease.
This supported his idea
that dietary fat caused heart disease.
However, there was one little detail
that Dr. Keyes had left out.
When he started the study,
he had begun with 22 countries.
But when he looked at the data
from this large cross section,
it just wasn’t as convincing.
So he decided to remove the countries
that detracted from the picture he had in mind.
Fast forward 20 years to 1977,
and the science of high carb, low fat diets
had become mainstream.
Food gets everybody together!
Right on!
The breads and cereals
can be found in foods from all over the world,
like tortillas from Mexico,
pumpernickel from Scandinavia,
rice cakes from China,
hush puppies from the deep south.
(Muttering) Corn bread, whole wheat bread
(Chuckling) Italian bread
danish pastry, onion rolls and bagels from Brooklyn.
Like man you need nutrients to live and grow.
That year, U.S. Senator George McGovern
lead the charge for the U.S. government
to adopt the nutritional guidelines
touted by Dr. Keyes.
Shortly thereafter,
the USDA placed the full weight of their bureaucrat office
behind a diet that featured food groups
in recommended quantities.
If you were in school in the late 70’s or early 80’s,
you likely learned all about this great new diet
that would keep you healthy.
‘And you can get it anywhere in the world
from the foods you eat!’
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This was reflected in the food guide pyramids
where suddenly bread, pasta, potatoes, rice,
all these foods that
in the early 1960’s were still
considered uniquely fattening,
were now foods that
should be the staple of our diets.
When they came up with the dietary goals,
and they were based on weak science,
and there was a lot of push back
from scientists and from nutritionists who said
even though they agreed with the recommendations,
they said “This is a bad idea
because we don’t have the science
to support this kind of experimentation
on the public”. It did not matter!
The public and the media swallowed it hook, line and sinker.
There was not one clinical trial
to see whether that diet would make us healthier
than if we continued to eat our fatty diets
which was considered to be
so detrimental and dangerous.
Not one single clinical trial.
And the scientists at the time, who were independent
of industry and government,
warned them. They said, “We haven’t had these trials.
How can we expose the American public
to this giant experiment
unless we know what the outcome will be?”
Well, the reality is 30 years later
we know exactly what the outcome has been.
As it turns out, all of this carb loading
was not such a good thing.
Grains, whether whole or refined,
trigger elevated insulin levels.
Remember Mr. Pancreas?
With the elevated insulin response
comes increased hunger, but perhaps
one of the most significant side effects
from eating grain based foods is inflamation.
What’s the Deal with Inflamation?
Inflamation is your body’s natural response
to invaders it perceives as threats.
If you get a cut, for instance,
the process of inflamation is what allows you to heal.
When your arteries are damaged
a very similar process occurs
except the “scab” in your artery is known as plaque.
This plaque, along with the thickening of your blood
and constricting of your vessels,
can increase your riskof high blood pressure
and heart attacks.
Think of cholesterol a bit like a scab
inside of your body.
So when your arteries become damaged,
your body releases cholesterol to patch them up.
The cause of cholesterol’s release
is inflamtion, which is caused in large part
by eating sugary and starchy edible products.
When the arterial lining, what we call the endothelium,
becomes damaged by becoming oxidized
then cholesterol appears on the scene to help put the fire out.
Understanding how refined carbs
increase the damage to your circulatory system
sure blows a hole in the myth of
the so called “Heart Healthy Diet.”
Hold on!
Everything you just said is the opposite
of what scientists, researchers and doctors
have been telling us for years.
Do you really want to contradict smart people?
[ Chuckles ]
Good point!
We need smart people.
Smart people helped us get here,
here
and here.
Unfortunately, they also took us here,
here,
and don’t forget here.
Right, inteligence
and education do not equal infallability.
A logical way to determine whether
a recommendation is beneficial or not
is simply to observe the results.
For instance…
Mid 19th century Hungarian physician,
Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis,
came to the conclusion that unseen germs
were at least partly to blame
for a high mortality rate.
He proposed handwashing
between medical procedures
such as examining a dead body
and then delivering a baby.
The hospital Dr. Semmelweis worked at agreed.
They began washing their hands between procedures.
The result?
Less than a year later,
maternal mortality rates plummeted to historic lows.
Here’s another example
:In the late 70’s and early 80’s,
education on the dangers of not wearing a seat belt
when in a car, came to the fore.
Numerous campaigns were created
to educate the public
on the benefits of wearing a seat belt.
The result?
Over the next 30 years,
vehicular related deaths dropped radically.
Now lets talk about the nutritional recommendations
based on Ansel Keyes findings.
As we mentioned, in 1977
the FDA released new dietary guidelines
promoting a heart healthy diet
recommending that everyone consume
more carbs and less fat.
More carbs and less fat?
How’d that work out?
Unfortunately, over the next 30 years
diabetes rates have nearly quadrupled
[cartoon heart squeals ]
hypertension continues to climb steadily
[ cartoon heart grunts ]
obesity levels have sky rocketed
and metabolic syndrome has become common place.
Sound health and safety recommendations
should produce favorable results.
In the first two examples, that’s precisely what happened.
But when it came to the aforementioned dietary guidelines,
the opposite has occurred.
Clearly the results have been disastrous.
Is it a coincidence that our current health
crisis began shortly after these
nutritional guidelines were introduced?
The legacy of the food pyramid
is a great example of an epic mistake
that has caused more chronic disease
in modern times than anything.
The guidelines have always been evaulated
on how well they were followed.
They have never been evaluated
on how well they work.
It says that in the 2010 dietary guidelines themselves.
All of our dietary decisions,
from our general concept of what is healthy,
to what are children are served
in their school lunchrooms,
to what information we get on the package;
has never been tested for health outcomes.
We should be horrified by this!
All the things that we have lionized,
through the food pyramid
and the American Dietetic Association
and all the other major health organizations-
these are foods that are making us sick, fat, tired, and depressed
And that’s the legacy of the food pyramid.
The western diet,
or the standard American diet,
is an absolute crime against humanity.
It is making us sick and fat!
And as the boundaries of the developed world
expand, more people are becoming fat and sick.
If you look back historically,
I think you’ll find we’ve always had carbs and sugar.
So what suddenly changed?
Seriously, what changed?
[ The corporate food engine ]
Sure, refined carbs and sugars
have been around for a long time.
But have you been to your grocery store lately?
One of the first things Lathe and his wife
noticed after his diagnosis
was how hard it was to find
healthy, lower carb food options.
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But something else happened in the 70’s
that would cause this massive shift
towards carb-loading.
In 1973, Secretary of Agriculture
Earl Butz initiated a 180 degree
policy change for the farm bill.
The new policies subsidized
the production of corn and grain;
bringing about the
corporate friendly model we have now.
All that cheap corn made it possible for a
relatively new and exciting product
to make it’s way into the food chain.
High-Fructose Corn Syrup.
The growing fear of fat
made way for low fat food culture
to permeate nearly every corner
of the grocery store.
30 years later, and try to find
many food products without it.
Enter High Fructose Corn Syrup
It was the same time
that we started to change our corn policies
in the Nixon administration back in the 1970’s.
So you have the invention of High Fructose Corn Syrup,
you have low fat food
you add the sugar to make the foods more palatable,
and all of the sudden your adding fat in the form of fructose,
but making it sound like it’s something that’s healthy
because it’s low fat.
If you’re processing food
and you’re taking away the fat,
it’s tastes like crap.
And then you have to add
often more sugar to make up for it
so you have people avoiding fat and eating more sugar
or easily processed carbs.
making people hungrier,
making them eat more,
giving them obesity
and diabetes in the long run.
As soon as you take fat of the diet
the food tastes so terrible,
that you have to trick the brain
into thinking it’s healthy,
so you add sugar
and then you get the sugar addiction which takes over.
Fructose consumption has dramatically risen since World War two
by the mid 70’s, it had almost doubled.
And just 20 years later,
we were consuming nearly triple the fructose.
My generation,
the generation born in the 70’s and early 80’s,
was the first generation
to have high fructose corn syrup prenatally.
But does that matter?
Can what a woman eats while pregnant
cause her children to have an attraction
to the food that she ate?
There is a lot of memory that comes through
the breast milk to our children
that help the children to understand
what is something foreign,
and what is something accepted in my diet.
If we are giving them memory of sugar,
of high fructose syrup,
their brains are going to
send them in that direction.
If we eat lots of fruits and vegetables
during our pregnacy
and we nurse and give them memory
of fruits and vegetables, there is
research that shows they are going
to be more inclined to eat the healthier foods.
Infants begin to swallow
some of the amniotic fluid and they
begin to have a taste preference
depending on what the mother ate
they are tasting all of those foods
that the mother is tasting. So I really
encourage really pregnant moms
to be mindful of what they are eating.
That they are developing something
their child is going to actually have
some taste preferences when they are born,
and they will follow them for later in life.
The typical American mom
has the typical American diet.
It’s loaded up with sugar and salt
and chemicals, and all the wrong foods
Before ever these babies are born
their palettes are are being predisposed
to a “Bet you can’t eat just one” kind of environment.
It’s a set up to perpetuate the status quo,
where the food industry keeps selling junk
because the next generation of customers
is being born preferring junk.
So the increasing prevalence of refined carbs and sugar
is a complicated problem.
Sure, there are more unhealthy foods to eat.
But more importantly,
the pervasiveness of the food products
we are exposed to every day
has altered our definition
of what healthy food really is.
Out of the 600,000 products sold
in the American grocery store,
80 percent contain added sugar
or high fructose corn syrup.
As a result of this cultural shift,
many tend to think of processed carbohydrates
as our primary source of nutrition.
What do you think of when I say the word food?
Pizza
Fish and Chips
Linguine
Pizza and Sushi
Fast Food
I think of popcorn, and like
maybe cookies, Ben & Jerry’s
Fried Calamari
I’d have to say lasagna
I think about burgers
Sugar Cookies
good bread.
What factors contribute to our beliefs about food?
Are you and I influenced
by the food advertising we see every day?
The marketers are spending 100’s of billions of dollars.
These are not stupid people.
They are spending the money
because it works.
Our research has shown
that it’s not even a conscious process.
That when people see ads for food,
they eat more food.
To a person they say,
“No! I can see that it can influence others,
but it wouldn’t influence me!”
And that’s the big reason why
the solution of,
“Ok, now that I know it;
I’ll use my will power
to keep it from ever happening,”
is just not gunna work for most people.
Are You Affected By Food Marketing?
You’ll be sitting at home not having anything to do,
and once that food comes on the screen,
it makes you think about it.
Not personally. No, not me,
but maybe some people might, but not me.
Well yes, I think most people are
whether they want to admit it or not.
I’m not, my husband is and my son.
Fast food freaks me out now, and I still sometimes
see commercials and I’m like
“wow that looks pretty good!”
and then I come back to reality.
I’m like”alright, never THAT hungry.”
I’m not quiet sure if I am, but I’m pretty sure
I might be.
Yeah, – well Yeah
but little. (laughter)
I’m a sucker!
I see it, I like it, I go for it.
They got me. Just take my money.
Just give me whatever. I’ll eat it, you know.
Yeah I think everybody is
I think it’s just so mass-marketed that
there’s no way to avoid it these days.
Since marketing to adults works so well,
what about children?
How are they affected
by the endless parade of food advertising
marching in front of them?
They make it obviously look like
“This is fun, this tastes good”
Really cool commercials,
like catchy rhymes, catchy little jingles.
Oh, cartoon characters is definitely the biggest one
They in general use
the food that are appealing to kids,
like put a food in the shape of a dinasuar
or put it in the shape of an animal.
Sometimes they try to do commercial funny.
And to me, when something is funny
it’s dangerous.
Because they don’t wanna put
your own thinking
on the side effects of the bad food.
They use a lot of colors
and a lot of, like, cartoons.
So I guess that is a way
it’s influencing children.
I’m not against food companies
selling their products,
marketing their products,
and doing everything they can to sell products.
I think there should be some limits placed
on what they are permitted to do.
Food companies should not be permitted
to market to children.
Period, end of story!
I travel all around the world.
Nobody has this idea of kids food the way we do.
And it’s all about marketing.
So the idea that we are brainwashing our children
to think that chicken nuggets is a food group,
and hot Cheetos is breakfast;
we outta ban food marketing to children.
You put a cartoon character on food,
it doesn’t matter what’s inside the box
or the package, they want it.
They are just immediately drawn to it.
So it’s very, very powerful
They are not marketing to the parent,
they are marketing to the child
so clearly they know that getting the child to
want that food is going to benefit them
because the child will then
advocate for that food with their parents.
So it’s that undermining;
that absolute disrespect of parenting
and making, you know, the grocery store a place
that’s filled with arguments in the cereal aisle
about which cereal you’re gunna buy
that’s what really frustrates me!
And I feel like as a society it is time for
parents to stand up, to get really angry
and to tell the food industry,
“You all need to back off!
You need to stop marketing to our kids!”
It’s hard to deny marketings impact
on each of us, regardless of our age.
Oh I see where you’re going, food and beverage
corporations are the bad guys.
The Corporate Food Engine(and You)
Well, “big food” certainly is part of the problem.
But really everyone is involved.
Think about it! Why do publicly traded
food corporations make addictive foods
and escalate marketing efforts?
To earn a profit.
But that profit is not just for the corporation.
It’s also for the corporation’s shareholders.
If we have a 401(k) or a mutual fund
that owns shares in a giant food company,
we are both contributing to
and benefiting from the problem.
In addition, profit is driven by demand.
Every time we purchase unhealthy food or beverages,
we are increasing the demand
for unhealthy products.
Imagine that! In many cases,
we are both the consumer and
the shareholder in this vicious cycle.
Yeah, it’s complicated!
Welcome to modern life!
[Welcome to Modern Life]
Let’s face it, the pace of modern life
certainly is contributing to the problem.
People are on the go,
so cooking at home is rarely an option.
Vending machines, drive thrus,
and pre-packaged meals
are seen as a necessity.
Only 100 years ago
fast food, snack packs, and other prepared food
would have been considered unnecessary.
You know, the amount that we are eating,
the frequency with which we are eating
the types of food we are eating…
they’ve changed from home cooking
to boxes and drive-thru’s.
And, I think that is a huge
piece of what’s gone on.
Food has become something
thats become very mindless at times.
We eat in front of the computer,
we eat eat in front of the TV,
we eat behind the wheel of car;
get stuff at the drive-thru.
And I think we need to re-think
the idea of the experience of eating,
and also as part that- of cooking.
Ironically, as everyone is doing more
we also seem to be moving a whole lot less.
Basically, we’re sedentary. We get in cars,
we drive – we sit.
We go to work – we sit.
And if we are active, it’s pretty limited periods of time.
A hundred years ago life was physical.
I mean, a lot of people had physical jobs.
A lot of people were on farms,
they were in manufacturing.
Even around the home,
you know, people didn’t have dish washers.
They didn’t have clothes washers.
Everything you did back then
involved physical exertion.
Have you ever stopped to think about
how much we love to watch other people work out?
In fact, we carb-load just like athletes do
while watching them burn it off.
What Americans are doing every night at home
is- their getting ready to run a marathon.
They’re have that big bowl of pasta.
They’re having that big pie of pizza.
They’re loading up on glycogen,
on their blood sugar stores
that are readily accesible,
and then they are not running in the marathon
The body is not stupid.
It’s saying, “Well, let me store it
for bad times. Lets turn it into fat.”
Many expert agree that carb-loading
for the average person is just going to
make them fatter.
But what about athletes?
Don’t they need to carb-load in order to perform?
I was a marathoner in the 70’s
and early part of the 80’s,
and then I was an endurance tri-athlete. I did “Iron Man”
And I was, you know, on the cover of Runners World magazine
three times. For all intents and purposes,
I was the picture, literally and figuratively, of fitness.
but not of health. On the inside I was falling apart.
I had become the antithesis of health.
So I was putting in a lot of miles.
And I was fueling those miles with the
assumed best fuel of the day
which was carbohydrates. I was carbo-loading
I discovered quite early that
humans ought to be deriving most of their energy
from their stored body fat, and not from refilling their glycogen
and re-upping their glucose intake every 3 hours
throughout the day.
That was a very big epiphany for me.
Although I’ve done very well athletically,
and I train 12 hours a week or so,
I’ve had really hard time keeping
my weight in check. My blood glucose
levels have also been pre-diabetic.
If I’m getting sick while I’m training
12 hours a week and being a top-class tri-athelete,
what are the chances that an
average person has to kind of avoid this trap?
So with no prior rowing experience, we decided to row
from California to Hawaii, almost 2,800 miles,
completely unsupported. It took 45 days,
and we broke the speed record for two person boat.
We didn’t have onboard all of the stuff
that endurance athletes typically have
during endurance events.
So we had no gels, no sports drinks, and in fact
we had zero sugar or processed carbohydrates onboard.
The amount of work that we performed each day
was about the same as running
two marathons a day EACH.
So to be able to get through two marathons
a day with just pure whole foods
for 45 days non-stop, we thought is
a very powerful way of demonstrating that maybe
the sugar and processed carbohydrates
aren’t necessary to perform, or thrive, or be healthy.
I think there are a number of problems for athletes
who believe they must take lots of carbohydrates.
If you are a world class leading athlete
and you’re lean; and you are
able to stay lean eating lots of carbohydrates,
maybe you do get a little bit of a boost from the carbohydrates.
But that’s really for the world class athletes
competing in short events
lasting maybe 15 minutes or so.
But once you start putting on weight, that is telling you that
those carbohydrates are doing you no good.
And you really need
to reduce your carbohydrate intake.
As a culture we love to watch sports.
And we love to fuel our bodies as if we’re going to be active.
Imagine if you took that mentality to your local gym.
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That is strange.
Yeah.
But for most people eating
the standard American diet
it comes down to one thing…
Money.
Why do People Eat Junk Food?
I would say probably the number one factor
would be the price. It’s really cheap, you know,
these dollar menus. Everybody is
competing with really cheap things
It’s just easier to get out and just say,
“Here’s a dollar give me a burger.”
The economy is really bad, and
you know everyone is struggling
so the cheaper the food and the faster it is
it’s really what they’re gunna go for.
It’s cheaper, so a lot of people
if they dont have money to buy
healthy food they go straight to McDonald’s for a dollar.
It’s probably a lot cheaper if you
compare just one meal.
And that’s a big problem, I think, cuz
people think it’s much more cheaper
and easier to go to McDonald’s for example.
But is junk food actually cheaper?
Well, the initial cost would make it seem that
the answer is YES.
But, if what we are eating is contributing
directly to our failing health, then
cheap food is actually not so cheap.
It’s hard to argue against low prices.
Except that it doesn’t really account for
the true cost of food.
The true cost of food is seen in
the mess that it makes with the environment
and what you have to do to clean that up,
and of course with peoples health.
If people gain a lot of weight and develop type 2 diabetes,
there are healthcare cost associated with that.
Some of those will be borne by the individual,
but a lot of people don’t have enough money to pay for healthcare
so society picks that one up.
We eat badly, we eat fast food
failing to consider that
the time saved eating fast food
will be spent later on trips to the doctor,
and then some, with interest!
Right? You are not saving money
or time by eating fast food routinely.
The economic burden of just type 2 diabetes
on our country now exceeds
the economic burden of tobacco by
by 50 billion dollars.
You want to understand why
we have a healthcare crisis in this country?
It’s because of all that ‘wonderful’ inexpensive food.
It’s very expensive to be sick.
A tremendous amount of advertising had to
go into getting them on the store shelf, and
getting them in your line of sight.
You pay a lot of money for that stuff.
Of course fast food isn’t really cheap!
It may cost us less today,
but in the long term it’s the most expensive
food we can put in our bodies.
It might seem that junk food and fast food is very cheap
a closer look however paints a much different picture.
The average American spends
over $6,000 a year on food.
Nearly half of that is spent at some kind
of a restuarant.
On average, those same individuals
spend over $8,000 anually on medical bills.
You may have heard the expression
“Pay the farmer now or pay the doctor later”.
Many people now realize that
what we eat has a direct correlation
to our health.
Unfortunately, the solution isn’t always as easy
as simply buying better quality food.
The USDA estimates that 23.5 million people
live in what are called food deserts.
What is a food desert?
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What is a food desert?
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Food deserts are typically
urban neighborhoods or rural towns
without easy access to fresh,
healthy, and affordable food.
Instead of supermarkets or grocery stores,
these communities are usually served by
fast food or convenience stores.
More than half of the population
living in food deserts, or 13.5 million people
are considered low income.
So it seems that for many people,
low quality food is their only choice.
This tsunami of low quality food
is becoming a global concern.
In an effort to stem the effects
of some of the most harmful foods;
countries like Denmark, Hungary, and Mexico
have instituted soda and junk food taxes.
This creates issues that
have governments, corporations and individuals
locked in a debate about whois responsible
for deciding “what” and ‘how much”
people should eat and drink.
But research reveals that our freedom of choice
is not based solely on conscious thought.
As humans, we are incredible susceptible
to the signals around us.
Things like ambient lighting, music, portion size,
even how many people we are eating with.
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The unconscious mind
We do this really cool study with
with Chicagoians, and found out that
they know they are through eating
when the TV show they’re watching is over.
We don’t monitor how much we are eating
because we are paying to much attention to
whatever we are flipping through.
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If you give people a bowl of different colored
M&M’s, they end up eating
significantly more- almost half again as many.
As if you gave them ones that were all one color.
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We find that if you eat with one other person
you eat about 30% more then
if you eat by yourself; but if you eat with seven other people
you eat almost 90% more then if you eat by yourself
because what happens is you don’t pay attention to
what you’re doing. You’re having fun in the conversation,
and you also stick around that table a long time.
Everybody orders an extra desert
you decide to get one.
They decide to stay for coffee
you stay for coffee.
And it’s really easy to over eat.
To make things worse, many
packaged snacks are highly palatable.
Either by design or by coincidence,
they can trick our brains into thinking that we need to eat
just a little bit more, and more, and more.
Combining flavors that tickle the
appetite center in the hypothalamus
so that it just what’s more, more
where you can’t stop eating.
Simple, natural, wholesome foods
close to nature have exactly the opposite property.
They reduced number of calories it takes to feel full.
And there’s abundant research to back this up.
You think about a food like almonds-raw almonds.
Anybody who likes almonds is gonna eat raw almonds
until you get tired of eating raw almonds.
But if you honey roast those almonds-
take the same almonds roast them in oil,
coat them in honey and salt them-
you now have not just the flavor
of the almonds but sugar and salt.
You don’t stop eating those
babies till your arm gets tired
from lifting them to your mouth
and our whole food supply is like that.
He’s absolutely right, I can’t stop eating these
but can you tell me why?
The body the inside story
We are fooling ourselves if we think
modern food products aren’t addictive.
Research has established that
the brain scans of drug addicts
and sugar addicts are virtually identical.
It makes us feel so good, it causes us to release dopamine,
we want more of it,
we eat more of it, the fat cells get bigger,
we become more hungry and
we just start this whole vicious cycle.
And anyone can tell you if they
try to ween off of carbs and sugar
it really is sort of like a
withdrawal that you will go through.
I mean even with sugar today
most researchers would say, “I don’t know if it’s addictive or not.”
My counter to that would be, “Do you have children?”
I don’t need fancy science to tell me if
sugar’s addictive. I’ve got a 4 year old and a 7 year old.
You know it’s pretty clear that
this functions as a drug for them.
So the reason why dietary advice fails
is because current dietary advice says
you must reduce your calories, but
you can continue to eat all the same foods.
Which means you got the addictive foods in there.
Which is exactly the same as saying you
must cut your cigarettes to one cigarette a day-
from 20 down to 1.
If you continue to smoke one cigarette a day
eventually you’re back at 20, as everyone knows.
The food industry has been engaging
PHD’s in biochemistry and neuroscience to devise foods
that are addictive. This is right out of
the tobacco industry’s playbook. You know,
“Guilty as charged!
We make the cigarettes people wanna smoke,”
“Behind the scenes were making them as addictive as we possibly can”
Well, we’ve devised food that maximizes
the number of calories it takes before people
run up the white flag, cry uncle and stop eating.
Addiction aside, our bodies need food.
Hunger can be a strange impulse.
It can be a signal that we are running low on fuel,
but sometimes it can get us to eat when we’re completely full.
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Clearly, our minds and our stomachs
have a complicated relationship.
(shushing sounds from nearby)
There is a movie playing.
I’m trying to watch this movie,
and this man come up here talkin’
so anyway…
When we eat high levels of carbohydrates
our bodies produce higher levels of insulin.
One side effect of excess insulin is that it prevents our
bodies from hearing what leptin is trying to tell us.
The unfortunate consequence is that we don’t
hear leptin telling us we are full
so we keep eating.
Leptin is a hormone that was discovered in the
mid-1990’s to have a role in satiety,
in the ending of, in the cessation of hunger.
Most people have elevated levels of Leptin,
and so Leptin is not turning hunger off.
There is, if you will, a Leptin resistance.
So most people with overweight obesity problems
have high Leptin levels, but their brain isn’t
really listening to that Leptin anymore.
But eating more isn’t the only reason we gain weight.
Insulin’s number one job is to
supply sugar to cells for energy.
But if they already have all the sugar they need,
the body turns it into fat.
For some people it shows up as ‘middle aged pudge’.
This can be something that we take for granted.
You get older and you put on a little weight.
Most of us think that’s just the way it is.
Of course, we all know what the solution is.
Diet and exercise.
But is that an actual solution?
People should just eat less and exercise more,
and this obesity epidemic would reverse.
But that is what we have been saying for 30 years
while it’s getting worse every year.
So it’s not working.
Just ask yourself why is it that the two things
any of us would do to guarantee
that we worked up an appetite- that we
got hungry- are the very same two things
‘eat less and exercise more’,
that we tell obese people to do to lose weight.
Right there, you know there’s a problem.
There is something wrong with this thinking.
80 % of your body composition
is determined by how you eat.
The other 20 % can be effected by
what you do in the gym.
The corollary to that is you can’t work out to fix a bad diet,
you know, you can’t exercise away bad dietary choices.
I was regularly active. I ran 70 marathons and ultra-marathons.
I could not regulate my weight.
But the instant I changed my diet,
whether I exercised or not,
my weight just dropped off.
And now I can keep my weight absolutely rock solid
whether I run 20 kilometers in a day or not.
My weight is absolutely stable.
So now I absolutely believe that if you have to exercise
to regulate your weight, your diet is wrong.
Now this doesn’t necessarily mean that all carbs are bad
because let’s face it,
fresh pineapple and broccoli have carbs in them.
So the quality of the carb is just as important.
One way to judge the quality of a given food is by
analizing how much insulin is required to process it.
This is called ‘Glycemic Load’.
Refined foods tend to have a very high glycemic load,
whereas complex carbs are more likely
to have a low glycemic load.
For many people,
the quality of their health can be directly linked
to the quality of their food.
Are all carbs created equal?
You’ve got some of the most nutritious foods
on the planet in the category of carbohydrate,
and then you’ve got some of the most egregious junk.
So the issue, whether it’s
carbohydrate or fat or protein,
is the over all quality of the food.
Good foods are good for us.
Wholesome foods are good for us.
Foods close to nature tend to be good for us.
And they tend to be sources of good carbs,
good fat’s and good proteins.
Carbohydrates take different forms.
There are low glycemic index carbs
that burn slowly; that enter the bloodstream slowly.
There are high glycemic index carbs
that convert to glucose rapidly
and cause an increase in insulin.
For athletes, for instance,
who are looking to replenish liver glycogen
after a workout, or muscle glycogen even after a hard workout,
fruits and fructose are probably a good option.
For somebody trying to lose weight,
fruit is not your friend.
Fructose, because of it’s different pathway
if your glycogen stores are already full,
fructose becomes triglycerides very rapidly
and enters a fat storage pathway more readily.
So there are lots of different ways to look at carbohydrates,
and it’s not necessarily with the eye
that all carbohydrates are either good or bad.
They all have context.
So far we have talked about how the food we eat
can instigate the many symptoms of
metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes
and the fatty liver disease found in
fat and skinny alike.
Mainstream science is starting to accept the fact
that they may need to add one more.
In some circles they are calling it type 3 diabetes.
So this relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s,
in terms not only of risk of developing Alzheimer’s,
but the actual mechanisms in the brain
that relate to insulin, has caused
people like myself to actually
call Alzheimer’s disease type 3 diabetes.
Type 3 diabetes is a term that has been applied basically
to this development of glycosylated end products in the brain.
Which is related to Alzheimer’s.
We are now describing Alzheimer’s disease,
one of the most heartbreaking conditions
on the planet, as type 3 diabetes.
As a consequence of this sugar and starch poisoning.
We’re having problems in the central nervous system
due to inappropriate signaling
and low levels of inflammation is due specifically to
this carbohydrate loaded diet that we’re consuming.
As we have seen, there is a delicate balance.
Our digestive tract is almost like
a dance between our hormones and our organs.
If we aren’t careful, they can lose their balance and the
consequences can be disastrous. [Laughter]
I love those little guys, but I get there’s a problem.
Let’s talk about a solution.
In that past, various studies demonized the consumption of fat
as the cause of heart disease and other health related woes.
For most people, that seems like a pretty logical conclusion.
Eating fat clogs our arteries and also makes us fat.
Surprisingly, the answer may in fact be
the complete opposite of that long held belief.
Without inflammation, there would be no heart disease.
A lot of people, they look at cholesterol being at
the scene of the crime. So it’s like a firefighter going to put out a fire.
Are we blaming the firefighters
for why there’s a fire? They happen to be
at every single fire, so therefore they must be
the reason why the fires happened.
No, that would be absurd and yet that’s the exact thing
that what we’re doing with cholesterol.
What we need to do is take a step back, and say what caused
all of that cholesterol to be present?
And what we find is it’s the exact form of
sugary and starchy edible products
that we have at the base of our food guide pyramid
and as a huge chunk of “My Plate”
so cholesterol is the body’s
healthy response to
eating a carb rich diet.
And so this insane focus which is now powered
by a 31 billion dollar-a-year industry in reducing cholesterol
and very hard to do get it to turn around. You know, guys!
Cholesterol… “the emperor’s new clothes“ we’ve been wrong
makes you almost look like you think that the CIA’s
talking to you through the fillings in your teeth.
It is so much of a cultural meme
that this is the cause of heart disease.
You go to cocktail party and you say
“How’s your heart doing?”
“Well my cholesterol was good”
It has become synonymous!
Cholesterol by itself is probably one of the most
important molecules in the body.
The body makes 1200 to 1400 milligrams a day
on its own, whether or not you take in dietary cholesterol.
Indicting cholesterol is like saying band-aids are responsible
for cuts because whereever you see a cut, there’s a band-aid.
One of the most important chemicals for the human brain serving as
a precursor for Vitamin D, the precursor for progesterone, estrogen,
testosterone, cortisol, and even acting as a brain anti-oxidant
is oddly enough cholesterol.
So cholesterol has been so castigated
over the years. The decades
that we’ve been told it’s our enemy,
cholesterol is absolutely the friend of the brain.
And just to clarify,
we are talking about naturally occurring saturated fats.
Not trans-fats.
Trans-fats found in margarine, fried foods and frozen dinners
have been proven to be highly toxic and destructive to our bodies.
People the world over are discovering that healthy fat
should have a prominent place in their diets.
A diet higher in healthy fats and lower in carbohydrates,
is helping them regain their ideal weight and health.
Remember our buddy leptin?
When Leptin isn’t being blocked by insulin,
it can signal our bodies that we are full.
Fat rich foods tend to trigger Leptin much more readily,
thereby having a self-managing effect.
The bottom line is if you feel full,
you will eat less.
So satiety is a big part of the solution.
Seek out foods that satisfy your hunger.
The natural fat found in grassfed meats,
organic dairy, avocados and nuts
can be fantastic sources of healthy energy
that also help you eat less.
The cause of the obesity epidemic and diabetes epidemic is that
we are not eating enough of certain types
of foods. People are going to eat until they are satisfied
and energized, which they should.
So the question is not, how can we just
eat less of the diet that has made us sick and sad,
but rather how can we eat more of the foods
that will fill us up, energize us so much that we have no room
for these addictive and disease causing substances.
Fat is good for the satiety. If you eat more fat
you become less hungry. If you eat bad carbohydrates,
you become more hungry.
So that’s the problem. You can’t just talk about calories
because there are good calories and bad calories.
Good calories make you less hungry
Bad calories make you more hungry.
Let’s be real clear. We’re talking about the olive oil,
nuts and seeds, coconut oil, grass-fed beef
wild, not farm-raised fish.
It’s a great source to give us
energy, to get us focused
for our memory, for prevention
of neurological disorders, keeps us full,
helps us burn fat; and I think those come in food sources best.
It can be easy to over simplify what it means to be hungry.
Sometimes we are just looking for comfort.
Food can be a quick and easy way to
take our minds off the things that make us sad.
But if one of the things that makes us sad is our weight
or our health, it can play into a really painful loop.
Find someone to talk to,
and eat with people that eat healthfully.
Be conscious of what causes you to keep eating.
Learn to find people, places and activities
that aren’t food centric,
and that will provide meaning and comfort to your life.
If you live in a food desert,
think about the ways you can grow your own food.
If space is limited, seek out local healthy food sources
like farms, healthy markets
or maybe join a co-op.
Stock Box locates in urban food desert communities,
so areas without access to a good grocery store.
Our mission is to go into areas that really are
asking for good food and have
a population that could respond well
to a grocery store. So our stores
range in size from 500 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft.
So the size of a typical convenience store or 711.
Focusing on really good, fresh food.
Produce is always front and center.
One promotion that we run, in order to increase people’s
consumption of fresh produce, is produce happy hour.
We run that every week day.
We give people 10 % off between 3 and 6 p.m. of produce.
We design our stores with
an element of fun and engagement and joy.
We want people to come in
and just feel like they’re in a different place.
They’re not in a typical grocery store.
You feel something different.
If enough people are demanding certain types
of products or services, corporations will notice.
After all, big food is driven by demand.
So demand healthy options,
and the industry will respond.
Because in some ways, that got us here in the first place.
People demanded that food corporations
provide them with low fat alternatives,
and these days it’s almost impossible
to find healthy fat in the middle of a grocery store.
Redefine food as things you could find directly
in nature; the things that sustained humanity
and every other species on the planet
for frankly every generation except for the current
obesity and diabetes riddled generations.
Then healthy becomes very, very simple.
If you can’t find it directly in nature,
you’d be better off not putting it into your body.
If it’s white and refined sweetened products,
you don’t need it and it’s probably
at some point going to cause you some harm.
I would say processed “stuff”
of any kind, be it snack foods or beverages,
is what we really need to get rid of in our kid’s diets.
If you are a parent, see if your children have access to
things like salad bars. Supply and demand motivates
schools as well. Just one thing at a time. Take your kids
to the farmer’s market or to the grocery store.
Let them pick out something that they’ve
never tasted, and that can be their thing,
and you can cook it with them together.
So I think cooking with kids, gardening
with kids, involving them in the process,
eating as a family, finding our kitchens again.
There are a lot of helpful programs designed
to educate children about how to prepare healthy food.
My City Kitchen we try to provide a healthy
lifestyle for kids, teaching them how to cook healthy foods.
The kids come in here for about an hour and a half
Every day, Monday through Friday, we work
with different age groups, and we cook food that’s
healthy, nutritious and something that they would
be able to do at home. Most of the families
that we serve is underprivileged kids.
You know, on welfare and different things.
Basically we only have one grocery store here.
They go to the bodegas to buy food
so most of the stuff that we cook is really basic foods
that the kids have at home that they can use and utilize
to make different things in many different ways.
We try to show them where their food comes
from, not just coming from the grocery store.
Some kids you show them certain fruits and vegetables
and they have no idea where it came from, or what it is
unless it’s cut up in a can.
So it’s our responsibility to show them that
and take them to local farms, farmer’s markets,
and expose them to what is available for them.
I love what I do! I am really passionate about cooking.
It’s a labor of love. It’s hard work, but just to see
some of the kids growing and
be able to make a meal- that is worthwhile.
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Sounds great, but
won’t it be too hard?
I don’t like to do things, I mean some of my
patients don’t like to do things that are hard.
So, is it worth it?
A few years ago I cut the majority of the carbs
from my diet. My desire to fill up on them slowly
ebbed away and I noticed I could
maintain my blood sugar levels
without medication.
Now, of course, every case is different,
so it’s best to work with a doctor
before making any descisons, regarding medication.
Hippocrates famously said, “Let food be thy medicine.”
Many people, like me, have found
their health again by doing just that.
Everyone has the ability to avoid getting type 2 diabetes
or becoming obese based again on food choices,
exercise patterns, sun exposure, the amount
of sleep you get and a lot of other factors.
So none of us are really doomed
as a result of our genetic heritage.
The ball is hit across the net
back into your court as a consumer
that you’ve got to make the changes
right now, the dietary and lifestyle
changes, that will reduce
your risk of becoming diabetic,
that focus on a low-carbohydrate diet. And again,
as a neurologist, I want people
to understand this has a huge
role to play in reducing your risk for dementia.
Be really diligent about making
the right decisions, because the pay back
is phenomenal. There’s nothing like good health,
and there’s nothing like seeing
your children thrive.
Clearly, there can’t be a one size fits all approach
Everyone has a different tolerance for the carbs in their diet.
So go ahead and experiment. Start reducing the carbs
in your diet. Try it for a month or two and see if you notice
the health benefits of walking away
from the standard American diet.
We have essential amino acids, we have to eat protein
or we’re gonna die, we have fatty acids that are essential,
we have to eat fats or we’re gonna die, but there’s
really no such thing as an essential
carbohydrate. We can go long periods of time,
and in fact, are adapted to that as a human species.
There are essential amino acids-proteins,
essential fatty acids-fats.
There is no such thing as an essential starch, or an essential sugar.
Even our United States Department of Agriculture,
the people who make the food guide pyramid
and “My Plate”, acknowledge this
in the official document used to design those diagrams.
We are talking about cutting out
processed foods, carbohydrates that are
loaded with sugar and starch, carbohydrates
with high glycemic loads that raise your
blood sugar, raise you insulin,
send you into fat storage mode, and ultimately
lead to insulin resistance and diabetes
in susceptible people. And there are
a lot more susceptible people then anybody’s talking about.
The good news is we can do something.
In a recent study from UCSF,
researchers were able to make direct correlation
between the sugar we eat and drink, and diabetes.
In fact, that study estimated that
25 % of all diabetes cases, resulted
from drinking soda.
Consider cutting your carbs as an option.
There is absolutely no harm in doing so.
And if you are suffering the effects
of the western diet,
there is a whole lot to gain.
There’s no question that the ideal diet
from a metabolic perspective,
and even from the perspective of speaking to
your DNA, is a diet that’s rich in nutrients,
low in carbohydrates, and high in good fat.
You know, avoiding the bad fats-
the trans fats and the modified fats.
Getting rid of the fake fats-
the vegetable oils the soybean oil,
and really starting to use real fat again-
olive oil, coconut oil,
grass fed butter from a pasture raised cow.
If you want to make a quick switch
that will transform your life and the life of your family,
just swap starch for non-starchy vegetables.
When you go out to eat, tell your server
“Hold the starch, double the veggies!”
It’s that simple.!
It’s really about priorities
and it doesn’t need to be hard work.
When I talk to groups of people about this,
I say there’s some really easy things you can do.
Just for instance, the other day I went and I bought
a whole bunch of root vegetables,
and broccoli and cauliflower at the grocery store,
and I threw it all in the oven
and it roasted and I had all these
roasted veggies that I did different things
with in the course of the week.
So think about cooking once, eating twice
or three times.
So pick little things that you can do.
It doesn’t have to be a big deal,
but you just have to start to
incorporate it into a lifestyle.
I just try to eat real food,
avoid processed food, avoid too much sugar
avoid too much flour.
So I eat meat fish, vegetables, root vegetables
nuts, berries- all kinds of food. I don’t try to
avoid every single gram of carbohydrate,
but I avoid most of it!
I avoid the worst carbs, and I’m not afraid of fat.
The extent, that to which a food is processed,
is the most important factor to
think about in terms of trying to identify
how to eat a healthy diet.
It’s much more revealing than trying to
add up calories or grams of this or that
or milligrams, and it’s much simpler
to understand, is this a food that was grown or made.
Know what real food is
and what it is not.
Real food comes from a farm,
a field, or a forest. It does not come from a factory!
So if you’re eating something with a barcode,
look twice. Figure out what process it
went through to get to your plate,
and then make a decision if it’s good enough for you.
As a population, we need to stop carb loading.
That way, we can move from being a culture dying to eat,
to one that eats to live.
When people ask me about the details of my food choices
my answer is, “just eat real food.”
Did that sound right?
Totally man, you knocked it out of the park.
What about the emphasis? JUST eat real food? Just EAT real food?
Okay wait, are we afraid they’re going to
do something other than eat it?
Just eat REAL food?
ohh I like that one!
Just eat real FOOOOD?
Hmmm not so much…
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So, more carbs and less fat. How’d that work out?
Unfortunately I hit the button to soon,
How’d that work out?
Didn’t work out to good…
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More fat and more carbs
I had one line, I had one line!
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Sound health, and too slow teleprompters can really cause problems
Sorry! Oh man that was good too. I know it was…
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Go ahead and go left…Okay
Wait, did I have a line after that? What were you saying?
Okay, what were you saying
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The health problems we are witnessing
today are a result of modern food culture
Hmmm, thats a good question. [Sound of wind] Definitely…
Hey did you take the left? [Laughter]
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-Laughter-
-Laughter-
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Addiction aside, our bodies need
hun, need hunger. They do, they just do that.
Back to one sorry, that’s me!
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…and right there you know
clearly why it hasn’t worked… cut!
-Laughter-
The timing was impecable, it was good, he had wrapped…so
…and cue the cat.