[Preview] Cholesterol on a low-carb diet – Dr. Bret Scher and Dr. Nadir Ali
So, this is where
the standard American diet is,
and fortunately nobody
in this audience eats it,
it’s got the trifecta of grains,
added sugar and plant oils
and what it does
is that it causes insulin resistance
and causes all the things
that we have heard about.
But the way I want to summarize
is what is the optimal diet,
whether you believe the expensive tissue
hypotheses or not,
we all recognize that we have enormous
energy expensive brains,
and the primary focus of digestion
is the small intestine
which is designed to absorb high quality
nutrients without processing them
and we have rudimentary fermentation
capacity as Zoe pointed out.
In addition we have an acid based digestion,
we have a monogastric stomach
that makes acid that’s absolutely essential
for protein digestion,
and if we dilute that acid with fiber,
or fiber binds with minerals,
you’re not going to absorb the protein.
In addition, our pancreas,
we’re bestowed with a pretty bad pancreas,
because it cannot handle the glycemic load
or the glycemic index
and that’s why it dies so quickly.
Now, I’m not going to go
through that graph,
I put it up for people to peruse it later,
but here are my arguments as to why
animal sourced food predominantly low-carb,
animal sourced food is better
than whole food plant based diets.
Because if you’re on
a whole food plant based diet,
by design, you’re going to eat a lot of fiber,
in order to reduce the glycemic index,
and if you’re going to do that, you’re going
to need a large amount of time in the day
to eat to supply your brain with calories.
I would not be able to prepare this talk,
you would not be able to socialize
and the practitioners like this,
as Zoe pointed out,
are going to spend a lot of time
in the bathroom.