Doctor Oz: Intermittent Fasting “Health Guru” Healthy?

Doctor Oz: Intermittent Fasting “Health Guru” Healthy?

July 22, 2019 63 By William Morgan


Hey today I want to comment on a video
by Dr. Oz where his guest was a health
guru who eats 5,000 calories of junk
food and claims he’s still healthy
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so found a video on dr. oz channel that
was curious to say the least but quite
disturbing actually and I I read some of
the comments and they were all saying
that yeah this is how you lose weight
but no one really questioned the quality
of food or if this was a healthy thing
so dr. oz asked two questions in the
beginning asked how can you eat 5,000
calories a day and still lose weight and
then he asked also is this even healthy
so we’re gonna answer those two
questions because they even though we
asked the questions he didn’t really
answer them in the video so weight is
about insulin resistance primarily there
are multiple reasons why you could gain
weight but the primary reason is insulin
resistance insulin is a hormone that
helps your body take sugar from the
bloodstream and into the cells so when
you have when you eat sugar or
carbohydrates your blood sugar goes up
and insulin is necessary to move that
sugar into the bloodstream once we get
into a modern lifestyle and eat lots and
lots of meals that are high in carb
now every time that we eat something
it’s a signal for the body to store fat
to take the sugar out of the bloodstream
put it into the cell where the cell
converts it to fat and if we eat six
times a day then we’re reminding we’re
telling the body six times a day to
store fat what he does was this guy
called Blake what he does properly and
this is kind of what this is all about
he does what does what’s called
intermittent fasting or one meal
day so this does a couple of things
first of all if you only eat one meal a
day you’re only telling the body to
store fat once right instead of six
times that’s a good thing and if you eat
one huge meal then your body can only
absorb that so fast if you put in six to
eight pounds of food like this guy does
the body can’t absorb it all in 30
minutes and put it in the bloodstream
it’s gonna kind of seep out gradually
even if there’s a lot of sugar and
carbohydrate in there because the body
just can’t get to it that fast that’s
very different from eating sugar by
itself or drinking something like a soda
because if you have a soda on an empty
stomach there’s nothing else to slow
down the absorption of that sugar the
sugar is already liquefied it’s ready
for absorption and it’s in your
bloodstream almost instantly if you eat
a huge meal it’s gonna slow down
absorption the other thing that happens
if you eat one meal is the body is
really really good at adapting so if you
eat six meals a day your body gets
dependent on six meals a day it gets
used to it it says okay it’s been two
three hours since you ate give me
something new again give me give me some
more food I’m hungry again
but if you teach your body if you give
it the expectation and it’s only gonna
get food once a day now it actually
doesn’t expect food that often and all
of the food that you stored from last
night your body can now retrieve it so
once your body gets used to that one
meal a day that also reduces the insulin
resistance because the body learned how
to retrieve that those calories that
energy from what you ate in that huge
meal and as a consequence and he’s
absolutely right in this is once you get
used to one meal a day you don’t get
hungry the rest of the time because the
body learns how to deal with that it
learns how to pull from the stores the
second thing that works in favor of this
guy is he is very active and activity
does two things and the one that they
focus
on here is that it burns energy that’s
true but then one thing that it’s even
more important that activity does
physical activity reduces insulin
resistance once you move then that cell
membrane the insulin receptor becomes
more sensitive it’s more likely to let
that sugar through with a very small
amount of insulin so moving in itself
not the calories but the movement the
fact that you’re activating a muscle
you’re increasing circulation in your
body actually reduces instantly
resistance it increases insulin
sensitivity it changes the properties of
those receptors so that’s physiology and
this these two things explain why
someone might be able to get away with
eating a very large amount of food the
third thing that works in favor of him
is he’s young he started this when he
was about thirty
so he wasn’t broken yet okay
he hadn’t lost his carbohydrate
tolerance so if you think of all the
bone in the body organs as parts of a
machine that has a job they do different
things and as long as they have a
certain capacity to perform their work
let’s say it’s at least above 50% then
you’re not gonna have any symptoms the
work will go on they can keep up it’s
not broken yet and carbohydrate
tolerance it’s like a machine that has
to process and take care of these things
that you put in your body so
carbohydrates are a stress on the body
it has to adapt it has to make insulin
it has to store it it’s an extra step
it’s a little bit of a burden but if
you’re reasonably young and not broken
yet your body can get it can’t can take
care of it you can get by so that
explains the first question how can you
eat 5,000 calories and still lose weight
and I myself is an example of this
because when I was an Olympic athlete
and I was training 5/6 hours a day I ate
probably five six seven thousand
calories a day and a lot of it was sugar
and candy and cereal and ice cream and
bread and on and on and on and I had 3%
body fat so sure there’s lots and lots
of people especially young people who
can get by with this so here’s the next
question and this is where everyone
misses the point is it healthy and we
really have to change our entire
perspective on health because we’re
getting really really sick as a nation
and we’re getting really really fat as a
nation and therefore we say Oh fat must
cause the disease and that nothing could
be further from the truth even though a
fat person is not healthy that doesn’t
mean that it’s the fat that caused the
problem it’s the other way around
there’s all sorts of health issues
there’s all sorts of imbalances that
lead to the disease to various diseases
and to the fat gain it doesn’t mean
there’s a causative relationship from
the fat to the disease and this is where
we need to rethink these so some
examples that can you have high blood
pressure and be lean absolutely can you
have autoimmune disease and be lean of
course you can so obese people have more
of these problems like blood pressure on
immunity diabetes IBS cancer dementia
liver failure etc but there’s lots and
lots to lean people who have these also
so these are not the cause of the of the
obesity and vice versa the obesity is
just one more consequence of having
deficiencies and imbalances what’s the
problem with the video because here’s a
guy who was 60 pounds overweight and he
started eating like this and he lost the
weight so because most people aren’t
don’t understand the that lean is not
healthy that that’s not
necessarily synonymous they’ve give this
guy a lot of credibility I mean he’s an
example he did this he has life
experience so the problem is he
basically did a case study with a sample
size of one that means there was one
person himself and it worked for him
that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea or
that it’s a good idea for anybody else
so I went and looked at his website
and/or his YouTube channel rather and
all the thumbnails I looked at a few I
listened to one of his explanations that
really didn’t have much common sense or
or physiology or any sort of knowledge
in it but it was his experience I can’t
blame him and most of those videos most
of those meals he eats once a day or in
a four hour window that he says he it’s
four to five hundred grams of
carbohydrates and most of the meals are
high in sugar a lot of the a lot of the
video titles – about M&Ms and chocolates
and candy and and this and that
at donuts cookies and most of those
they’re very high in sugar they’re
mostly processed flours almost every
meal has bread and pizza and buns and
donuts and cookies in them and I didn’t
check a whole bunch of videos but one
someone asked if the syrup on the
pancakes was sugar or sugar-free and he
proudly said it was sugar-free and that
means it has aspartame and sucralose in
it which which are neurotoxins so if you
want to learn more about artificial
sweeteners and neurotoxins you can check
out this video right here the problem
with this is that these are not healthy
foods you can get by your body can cope
with a lot of things for years even
decades but it doesn’t mean it’s healthy
it just hasn’t caught up with you yet
and high sugar sugar and processed
flours
do not have nutrients in them they say
in the dr. Oz video that oh I make sure
I count all my calories and I count all
my nutrients I make sure I get all of
them no you can’t because the nutrients
aren’t in the sugar the nutrients aren’t
in the processed flour you are depleting
your body of nutrients if you eat that
way sure you can stay lean for many many
years maybe forever can you be healthy
no because you’re missing nutrients
you’re not eating real food the way that
nature made it and then he did this case
study of one he includes his girlfriend
and says oh look were both lean and then
he gets testimonials from people who
have success with his method and of
course if you have if it’s gonna work
for 50% and not work for 50% he’s going
to get the testimonials from the people
it works for and again the the key word
is does it work well it helps people
lose weight does it help them get
healthy of course not because he’s not
basing this on clinical experience he
doesn’t have an office where thousands
of people come come through and he has
to deal with autoimmunity and diabetes
and digestive problems and Crohn’s
disease and and trying to turn those
around if you tried this diet with any
of those conditions then you would be
very likely to screw that person up very
very seriously then you’re saying but
wait dr. oz asked is this healthy and
then he tested him they did blood work
they checked him out and dr. oz stated
that all the values were in the optimal
range so glucose fasting glucose was 84
that’s optimal that is what you’re gonna
get pretty much if you’re not terribly
insulin resistant and you do
intermittent fasting for a good bit then
you’re going to end up around 80 to 85
that’s a very good
value that means it’s not very insulin
resistant then they went on to
cholesterol and they said drum roll and
normal a healthy cholesterol is less
than 200 and then they had the drum roll
and they looked at it and going 118 and
they both went like oh that’s so amazing
that’s so good
because in mainstream medicine
cholesterol is seen as a problem and
therefore less is always better if they
had found 3 they’d be even more
impressed here’s the problem cholesterol
is a necessary nutrient it is the second
after fish oil after D H a cholesterol
is the main component of your brain it
is the insulation of your nerves it’s
what makes the nerves able to conduct
signals it is what gives your cell
membranes you have a hundred trillion
cells they do a job they decide what
goes in and out of a cell that’s how the
body organizes itself cholesterol is a
crucial component in making this work in
preserving the signal properties of that
membrane in functional medicine they say
that a healthy and optimal cholesterol
and functional medicine our medical
doctors and and holistically minded
people who look at the blood work a
little differently and they say that a
healthy cholesterol is between 200 and
140 and a cholesterol of 118 would be a
red flag that means we think there may
be something seriously wrong here and I
would be very very concerned they have
found that of people above age 80 the
ones who have the best mental function
have cholesterol zuv to hunt 220 to 240
so higher cholesterol reduces the risk
or is the so
it is correlated with a reduced risk of
dementia and people in higher ages with
lower cholesterol have a dramatically
increased rate of dementia and when you
get as low as 118 I’d be seriously
concerned so I’m not going to diagnose
the guy with anything cuz that’s not
what we do
but this would worry me tremendously so
we have to change how we think about
health when they ask healthy that just
means it hasn’t developed into a disease
yet in in their frame of mind we want to
think about health more like a dimmer
switch so you can have a light on at a
hundred percent and then if you turn the
dimmer down let’s say you’re reading
something and you’re reading it fine at
a hundred percent and then you turn the
dimmer down to fifty and now you start
squinting a little bit but you can still
make it out but then you turn it down to
twenty five and now you can’t read the
thing anymore that’s how your health is
as well so think about health as a
dimmer switch think about it as an
amount of function as an amount of
resources in the body that make
everything balanced that make everything
function and let’s say that you’re
starting at a hundred percent at your
optimum point in life then if the dimmer
goes down which it will with age but it
goes down so slowly that you don’t get
down to 40 50 percent where disease
typically develops and these are not
absolute numbers these are just sort of
examples to give you an idea how this
this works you could get to the end of
your life without developing diseases
you could live to a hundred or beyond
and not develop a disease if you have
enough functional capacity if your
dimmer switch hasn’t gone solo yet
someone else could be less lucky they
may not ever get 200 their genetic
makeup their development in utero may
not have
in that favorable so they may have
started out at a lower level but if they
take care of themselves if they step
continuously provide nutrients they take
care of themselves they get exercise
they low stress then they can also make
it to the end of their life without
developing a disease whereas someone who
really abuses their body and has a steep
decline someone who wastes resources
someone who eats high sugar processed
flour chemical Laden food neurotoxin
someone who has a cholesterol of 118
they might be going at this rate and
they might get sick and and die long
before their their natural lifespan and
yet they could be at age 30 35 40 and
have no symptoms and be very fit and get
get away with all kinds of things so we
got to look at this from a bigger
perspective we have to start
understanding instead of asking the
question how do we lose weight we have
to start asking questions how do we
obtain the optimum health how do we
maintain the balance what is required
for a healthy body how do we live in
balance with nature and our environment
what is our natural environment if we
start asking questions like this will
get much better answers than if we just
ask how do I lose weight okay I hope
this was informative and helpful I made
this video because I want to straighten
out these misconceptions when people
think that it’s all about weight they’re
they’re mistaken because there’s lots
and lots of ways to lose weight and be
unhealthy please share this video with
as many people as you can because we
have to get this real there’s scientific
information out there the information
that’s based on physiology and clinical
experience not on symptom treatment and
anecdotal evidence so share your
comments below and let any questions let
me know if there’s anything else on
these
topics that you’d like to know more
about or if there’s anything else you’d
like to explain in in more detail and
I’d be more than happy to try to do that
so thanks for watching