What exactly are you documenting in this Documentary? Like the fact that you’re an idiot for most of your life, and are just now realizing that life causes Cancer? A doctor watches “What the Health” an actual doctor – an actual doctor – I guess the implication is that I am not an actual doctor You can see right there the MD next to my name Okay, first of all who is ZDogg? So let’s talk about ZDogg right here ZDogg who is now coming in as the expert was a hospitalist Now for those of you who don’t know what is a hospitalst, that is to someone who works in the hospital treating people that are acutely ill, they never have any outpatient setting where they’re treating patients. He left that field but you got to understand that he has no and I mean no background in long term preventative maintenance of health through diet How is it supposed to make another hour and a half Hour and a half dude. There’s an hour and twenty seven minutes left to go in this his video He is laughing in making fun of the movie from the credit line, from the very beginning. Do you really think that someone that would make fun of the movie from the very beginning of the movie is going to learn anything important from the movie? Then his first complaint right off the bat is like “Why are they making this movie?” “You’ve got to be stupid to tell people these Things, these are common-sense things, if you eat bad things you’re going to get sick.” If it’s so common sense then you got to ask the question: Why are we so sick? We have one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. We have one of the lowest longevity in the world and despite the fact that we don’t have socialized medicine We spend more money per capita than any other country on healthcare. We’re doing something wrong How is it that Dr. Neal Barnard gets the title premier researcher and diabetes expert? His first real complaint comes in with the diabetes section and he asks “Who is Dr. Neal Barnard to be the expert on Diabetes?” Oh Dr. Barnard has a very very good paper that is commonly cited, and you could look it up in That was a 72 week study on Vegan diet versus the ADA (American diabetis association) diet for diabetic control and he’s actually written some very very good articles. In fact in the “Obesity Society” meeting one of his articles got best article of the year where they’re comparing several diets for weight loss and of course the vegan diet did the best but besides that fact obviously ZDogg – I can’t believe I’m doing a video about a guy named ZDogg, but anyway ZDogg says that “fat is not the cause of diabetes it’s carbs” This is a very common misconception. For someone who hasn’t studied any of – I mean this guy has not studied Diabetes in depth – as it’s very obvious Intramyocellular fat and by the way – look I wrote a book with hundreds of hundreds of references and I get can’t go through that all right now It would bore the life out of you, and I would not be as entertaining as ZDogg but the basics is this: If you eat fatty diet, and it gets into the cells of your muscle interferes with your muscles ability to make insulin receptors then you become insulin resistant You’ve got many many studies to show that. He says in the video “Fat in the blood that doesn’t make you Insulin resistant” He doesn’t quite get it. It’s fat in the muscle cells intramyocellular fat, he missed that. Did he just say that fat in the blood is what causes diabetes? But there’s been many studies on this and he seems he put on that that kind of funny shocked face when we say in the movie that meat is strongly correlated with obesity now with Diabetes now. I’ll tell you ZDoggs’s never heard of the study “The epic Trial”. That’s because ZDogg again, I can’t believe I’m calling this guy ZDogg – ZDogg has never ever read “The Epic Trial” or studied it, the “Trial” was one of the largest epidemiologic studies on diet and disease processes including diabetes and there was a strong correlation between meat consumption and diabetes as was also seen in the adventist health study. The vegans did far better, I mean you know, Vegans with diabetes is a very rare phenomena. Whereas meat eaters with diabetes is a very common phenomenon, I see it on a daily Basis which is something that ZDogg doesn’t see because he’s not sitting – I can’t do a fancy video like him – because he’s not sitting on a day-to-day basis seeing patients for these disease processes treating them and then seeing the results. He then makes fun of me and asked have I ever done a physiology class overdoing the calories Obesity is a death sentence.
Did this guy actually take a physiology class like are you kidding me, wait? Carbs can’t be turned into fat? He really starts making fun at the point where I say that you cannot turn carbs to fat or it’s very difficult I say to turn carbs to fat and it’s true. It’s called “De novo lipogenesis” a term I’m not sure ZDogg has ever heard, but it’s been very very well studied I recommend ZDOgg if you’re watching this look at Hellerstein articles on this. It is very difficult for the body to turn carbs into fat the “De novo lipo” process requires that you be in weight caloric excess and that all your glycogen storages, storage of carbs in your muscle cells be saturated before any of that fat, any of those carbs will be will be turned into fat and in order to do that it takes energy, so you’re actually burning energy in order to do that. There was a really good study where they did a in hospital study: They put people inwards and they studied this and they found that when you really carb load somebody for four days I mean you give them tons of carbs very very very small percentage of that gets turned to fat Interesting this isn’t very funny at all. I’m like getting angry about this now If you are insulin resistant because you’ve got fat in your muscles and your muscles can’t put out insulin receptors, and you eat a high card diet that will cause your carb levels to raise and if your carb levels raise, your insulin level raise, insulin does cut off some sensitive lipase which means that your cells will retain fat. This is getting kind of complex not sure ZDogg can follow me – the bottom line is – yeah simple carbs mixed with a fatty diet – the Standard American diet is going to give you insulin resistance and is going to facilitate fat being held in the body when you eat it, but if you’re eating a very high carb diet with a very low fat diet basically a fruit and vegetable beans whole food plant-based diet, which we recommend you’re not going to get insulin resistance or very few people will.
Look the problem with this documentary already is that it’s going to mislead people into thinking there’s one answer, right? And it is not one answer. This is a complex issue. That’s why nutrition is so difficult to study and to recommend, because there’s no one-size-fits-all. Let’s just use some common sense, okay? We are one of the most overweight countries in the world, and we keep getting more and more overweight and people say “well then the Low-fat diet didn’t work.” We never went on a low-fat – in fact we eat a lot more fat now, both by content and by percentage than we did 20 to 30 years ago. We also eat more just about everything except fruits and vegetables, but if you look around the world and you look at the countries or the societies that have done the best, it’s hard to look at countries because they’re big and really heterogeneous, but if you look for instance at the blue Zones. Blue Zones were several areas where people had long healthy lives, there’s no obesity doctor in the blue Zones treating people for being overweight. The Blue Zones basically are living very healthy lives and if you look at all the blue zones that they did Acharya, Okinawa the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica, The seventh-day adventists that if you look at their diets, their diets are extremely carb heavy extremely. In Okinawa they’re eating tons and tons of yams. That’s a vast majority of your diet. Lots of Grains and breads and stuff in Sardinia. Beans and rice and vegetables and fruits in the Nicoyan peninsula of Costa Rica They’re eating tons of carbs. They did a study on Chinese centenarians and the vast majority of what they eat 80% was carbs. So how come they’re not fat? There Dr. McDougall has this comment of “the fat you eat is the fat you wear” and ZDogg ZDogg again, it seems to have a problem with this. He said “the fact you eat is not the fat you wear” That fat can be utilized as ketones, and he’s correct about that if you’re in Ketosis You know few people – no one’s in Ketosis The only people that are in Ketosis are people that are starving or doing in Atkins or Ketosis based diet Where they depleted their body at glycogen so their body goes into an emergency mechanism where it utilizes fat exclusively for fuel. I used to treat people with ketosis diets. I got very very bad results, good initial results, but everybody gained back their weight so I stopped doing it, and I did not think it was a healthy diet But in the normal human being you don’t eat fat and turn it immediately into fuel, in fact there are lots of science, that I don’t think ZDogg has looked at, where if you radioactively label fat and eat it, it does go very fast to the fat stores. I think “What the Health” shows you that money talks. I think people know this nowadays. We see it in government, I mean if you look at our food policy – the USDA recommends that we eat one quarter of our plate from fruit, one quarter from vegetables, one quarter from grains and a quarter from Protein, which can be vegetable protein and yet our farm bills give no money whatsoever to fruit and vegetables and the vast majority of the money goes towards grains to feed animals into animal agriculture, which is why a hamburger isn’t 11 Dollars, it’s 49 cents, but a salad is 4 bucks Yeah, the FDA and the government gives stupid nutrition recommendations I’m the first to say that Because they’re saying eat a hell a bunch of carbs like you need a balanced diet based on your genetics There’s going to be lots of complaints about the movie. I can’t sit there and argue with every one of them I’ve got to treat patients. Look you can believe me in the science and everything I present in all the different scientific studies that I spent years studying or you can beliefe ZDogg That’s your choice