GojiMan Vegan Low Carb Diet: What A Mistake! Reply

GojiMan Vegan Low Carb Diet: What A Mistake! Reply

July 28, 2019 49 By William Morgan


Are vegan low-carb diets healthy or
unhealthy? Coming right up.
Hey I’m Dr. Sten Ekberg with Wellness For
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video was requested by one of my viewers
called Little Voice and she saw a video
by ask GojiMan and she asked is there
any truth to all these claims? So let’s
take a look. Our vegan low carb diets
healthy or not (by Gojiman). Well we’re not going to
talk so much about vegan or not but I’m
gonna address these claims because
there’s a lot of incorrect statements
here claim number one the body is
designed to run on carbohydrates that
your brain heart and liver prefers
glucose while the brain runs primarily
on glucose when glucose is plenty it can
run as much as 75% on a fat by-product
called ketones so that is an incorrect
statement heart prefers fat. If you don’t
eat enough good quality fat especially
saturated fat from a natural source then
the body is forced to convert
carbohydrates into fat so that the heart
can have its preferred fuel and most of
your other organs run from a mix of
carbohydrate and fat in a stressful
situation they up regulate their their
sugar use and in normal circumstances
they run more on fat so that is
incorrect.
Claim number two glucose is converted
into ATP therefore the body literally
runs on carbohydrate that is pure
nonsense because everything that you eat
gets turned into ATP if your body can convert it into
energy at all it is because it turned it
into ATP so fat protein and
carbohydrates all turn into ATP. ATP is
adenosine triphosphate it’s your body’s
energy currency and one molecule of
glucose can be turned into up to 38
units of ATP and the same holds true for
protein fat however can be turned into
as much as a hundred and forty-six to
163 units of ATP so it’s a much denser
much more efficient storage form of
energy we can get much more energy out
of the fat than the glucose but either
way it’s going to be turned into ATP
before we can use it for energy so that
does not mean that the body literally
runs on carbs claim number three fat and
protein can be turned into glucose
through a process called gluconeogenesis
this is true but the video says this
only happens if there aren’t carbs
available and this is not true a lot of
things there’s hundreds or thousands of
processes in the body that always happen
to some degree but the body adapts so
depending on circumstances we up
regulate or down regulate it happens
more or less but it’s not an on or off
switch
so again glucoeogenesis happens under
all circumstances
it does happen more obviously when carbs
are low but it still happens on a
regular basis. Claim number four
the World Health Organization recommends
that 60 to 70% of your calories come
from carbohydrates and 10 to 15% should
come from protein and 20 to 30% should
come from fat and he says that every
Health Organization is pretty much on
the same page on this and this is true
that is what they recommend it doesn’t
make it a good idea these people are not
health experts they’re not doctors
they’re not clinicians they’re academics
they’re administrators and they’re
politicians that’s why they put them
high in organizations that’s what
they’re good at they’re not good at
health so I for one I’m not going to
take my health advice from
administrators so it’s a correct
statement just not a wise one in my
opinion claim number five carbohydrates
are the preferred fuel for the body and
therefore the body will only use fat and
protein for energy when it’s forced to
do so and also through the process of
ketosis when carbohydrates are really
low and it is true that carbohydrates
will be used first but in no way does
that mean that it’s a preferred fuel
it’s the most dangerous thing there in
the body so it has to be gotten rid of
as soon as possible so think about it
this way a good blood sugar level is
somewhere between 80 to a hundred or 80
to 90 ideally milligrams of glucose per
deciliter that means at any given time
the average person has four to five
grams of glucose in their bloodstream
if that increases even just a little bit
up to six and a half grams that’s toxic
that’s the level of a diabetic when your
blood sugar gets up to that level you’re
classified as a diabetic and if it gets
even higher then you can have what
diabetics experience as a diabetic coma
so sugar is very very toxic to the brain
and that’s why it is so closely
monitored and that’s why it’s so quickly
disposed of the blood sugar is always
kept at a certain level and if you eat
fat it’s gonna stay at a steady level if
you eat carbohydrate it’s gonna go up
and down up and down up and down
creating an unstable supply and constant
rollercoaster swings with the reactive
hypoglycemia as a very common problem
claim number six the body stores
carbohydrates
therefore they are essential the body
stores a lot of things it stars stores
fat protein and carbohydrate it starts
the least carbohydrate because it’s very
difficult it can only be stored as
glycogen and the body is very limited to
how much glycogen it can store it will
store a maximum about 2,000 calories of
glycogen but it can store hundreds of
thousands of calories of fat even a lean
person like myself can store about has
on the body about a hundred thousand
calories of fat but I cannot store any
more than two thousand calories of
carbohydrate so that in no way makes
carbohydrates essential claim number
seven the brain and the red blood cells
use glucose only so this is half true
the brain we talked about it can run as
much as 75% on
fad through ketones so that is incorrect
but here is a correct statement the red
blood cells do only use glucose but it’s
never a problem because there’s always
some blood glucose available but they
don’t need a whole lot because the red
blood cells are interesting little
things they’re very specialized during
their development they eject their
nucleus so they don’t have a lot of
stuff in them that needs energy to
manufacture things they’re transport
vehicles and their job is to transport
oxygen not to use it if you have to use
anything else than sugar you have to use
oxygen so that’s a specialization that
the red blood cells have gone through so
that they can deliver oxygen without
using it however they can only get about
two units of ATP from a glucose molecule
instead of 38 if we want to get more
than two we have to use the oxygen and
again the red blood cells job is to
deliver oxygen not to use it up that’s
why they only use glucose and they’re
the only cells that do that as far as I
know claim number eight there are two
molecules of water associated with every
molecule of glycogen and it is true that
glycogen is what we call hydrophilic it
attracts water it holds water to it like
a sponge but it’s incorrect that it’s
two molecules to one molecule because
glycogen is an enormous molecule it
holds tens of thousands of units to it
so there’s tens of thousands of
molecules of water per like a molecule
not two so the two comes from the fact
that it holds about two to three times
its weight in water claim number nine on
a low-carb diet you can lose weight
initially
and you will lose six to ten pounds very
quickly but it’s all water there’s some
truth to this because most of the weight
loss in the beginning is water but
that’s true for no matter what diet you
go on it is not true that six to ten
pounds are due to the water loss from
glycogen that is limited about three to
four pounds because you can only store
about one pound of glycogen which holds
about two to three times its weight in
water claim number 10 ketosis is only
normal if you’re sick or starving this
is not true
again there’s thousands of processes
going on in the body all the time and
they don’t go on or off they go up or
down and every night you do a little bit
of up regulation for ketosis everyone
makes more ketones during the night so
it’s a normal phenomenon and it’s true
there is more when we are sick or
starving because the body is very
adaptive claim number eleven you may
lose weight with the ketogenic diet but
he says it’s all water loss and also he
says the weight loss is not sustainable
because if you keep eating like that
then you’re gonna gain the weight back
so again I’m sorry all you guys who have
consistently lost weight over years and
years that didn’t really happen and we
do know that carbohydrates is a food
that triggers insulin and insulin is a
fat storage hormone so we do know and
there is an abundance of meta analysis
meta studies on this and there’s a lot
of clinical research and results as well
that the carbohydrates trigger insulin
causes fat storage
and insulin resistance if you want to
get out of that you reduce the carbs and
you fix the problem claim number twelve
fat in the blood slows the blood flow
and thereby creates insulin resistance
high cholesterol and cardiovascular
disease and this is really interesting
because it’s the blood sugar that turns
into fat triglycerides high
triglycerides which is fat in the blood
is almost invariably caused by high
blood sugar because if your insulin
resistance the blood sugar can’t get out
into the cell so the body has no choice
but to convert it into fat and now you
have some of this happening but the
insulin resistance is a result of the
carbohydrates not the fat and the high
cholesterol and the cardiovascular
disease comes from inflammation which is
a result of insulin due to carbohydrates
so end an incorrect statement claim
number thirteen these are all the
reasons that the World Health
Organization recommends a high carb diet
the main reason that they do that is
that they’re politicians and there is
something called lobbying the biggest
industry in the world is processed foods
and they need to pack a bunch of starch
and sugar into their food and they have
lobbyists who influence all these
politicians in the World Health
Organization and any other health
organization that’s why the Captain
Crunch and the marshmallow cereals have
a heart-healthy symbol on them because
there is lobbying activity claim number
fourteen low-carb and keto is not good
in the long run it’s not a long term
diet
so the only way the longest term that I
can think of would be as long as Homo
sapiens has been around then that would
be about 250,000 years there is probably
most likely due to all the available
evidence we have probably had a whole
lot better access to fat and protein
through the months of the year then we
have vegetables and fruit and grain
grain is a new addition in the last
10,000 years so low carb and ketosis is
what humans have done for most of their
existence so long term study would be
the 250,000 years that we have been
around so again that is not a correct
statement so one thing that he said was
that that I completely agree with that a
lot of confusion comes about from eating
processed foods it’s not so much whether
we can eat a certain potato or we can
eat a certain thing but it’s when we
turn the potato into a potato chip it is
when we we process the food we destroy
the nutrients we change it around
we still need to eat low carb but if we
eat whole food it’s gonna be pretty much
low carb and grains have not been part
of human diet for all of these years as
far as the vegan aspect I don’t want to
get into a whole lot of detail so this
is not about vegan versus not but we
need to understand that some of the
things that we do can be good short-term
and some can be good long-term so
vegetables are cleansing they’re
wonderful for a short period of time to
clean out the body to cleanse the liver
to assist the body and getting rid of
accumulated junk but it’s not a
long-term plan it’s not good for the
long term because it doesn’t have the
building blocks animal products have
better quality building block
and they’re more bioavailable they go
more directly in in their natural form
in the body so we need both
we need vegetables and we need animal
foods animal foods and vegetables in the
long run for balance and lots and lots
of vegetables for periods of time as a
cleanse so I hope that helps answer some
of these questions and these are
important questions these are very very
common misunderstandings there’s a lot
of myths there’s a lot of outright
misinformation so if you’d like me to do
individual videos on some of these then
please let me know I’ll probably do some
anyway but if there’s specific ones that
you’d like to know more about let me
know and I’ll do a short video on that
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