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WHY I QUIT PALEO KETOGENIC DIET & WENT PLANT-BASED – Dr. Lim

October 10, 2019


So over the last few years, I have had a remarkable transformation myself from being a huge advocate of a paleo diet during my medical residency back in 2012 to now going the complete opposite direction and being a passionate whole food plant-based advocate since 2014. And the background behind this is that, unfortunately, in seven years of training, four years of medical school and three years of residency, hopefully this will change one day, but I did not receive a lot of education or classwork on nutrition. In fact, during four years of medical school, I would put it at zero. Zero hours. And so you’re just essentially left to learn whatever you do from the media or outside. And around 2012 my older brother Jonathan, he had adopted a paleo diet, and had been losing some weight with it, and I very much became spellbound by the idea that carbs are bad and that you have to cut all carbs out of your diet in order to lose weight and get healthy. And so my dad, my brother, myself, an average breakfast was eggs, sausage, ham, avocado, basically high fat, low carb. And I’m embarrassed to say I even recommended this to some of my patients. In fact, I had a diabetic patient who was on insulin, and I remember staying late after clinic trying to be a good doctor and sitting down with him for about 45 minutes to an hour counseling him on getting rid of all the carbs out of his diet and eating a high-animal-protein, high-fat diet in order to cut back on his insulin requirement. That was basically the the extreme to which it went. Fortunately, in 2014, in the summer of 2014–this was after I had finished residency–I was watching television, and I switched on to PBS. And on my screen came Dr. Joel Fuhrman. And Dr. Fuhrman was making these absolutely outrageous claims about the power of something called a whole food plant-based diet– I had never heard those four words before–about the power of a whole food plant-based diet to not just prevent but actually reverse chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, And at the time it seemed totally ludicrous to me because I just was not used to hearing about the ability to reverse these. My way of thinking is that our goal is to manage them as best we can. But it warranted further investigation. And so as I do in all things in life, I basically just dove head first. And I still remember that night I watched Forks over Knives. And after that, I was so impressed by it that I poked around Netflix, and then I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, which is the Joe Cross film of his Incredible transformation. And by about 4 a.m. that day, I was a convert. I had never seen or heard anything like it. Shortly thereafter, about a month thereafter, I went to the International Plant-Based Nutrition Conference in San Diego and had the opportunity to hear from the likes of Dr. Ornish and Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. Barnard and Dr. McDougall, all these sort of titans and pioneers in the movement, and essentially, with each day that has passed since 2014, my conviction in a whole food plant-based diet as the key to health for our nation, our world has only grown stronger and stronger. And I know that I’m realizing I’m never going to look back. This is it. This is the truth. And my mission in life is to spread this simple truth as far and wide as possible to all the corners of the globe. And I think that’s– or I believe that’s what I’ll be spending the rest of my life doing. The biggest surprise for me in observing my patients who have adopted a whole food plant-based diet is that they have actually been able to not just control or manage, but reverse their chronic illness while coming off their medications. And that’s just radical and revolutionary because when I was in med school in residency, the predominant mantra was management of chronic illness no matter how many medications it took. If I had a new patient come in with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, if I could get good blood glucose control, good cholesterol control, and good blood pressure with the aid of medications such as Metformin, Glipizide, Lisinopril, Hydrochlorothiazide, and Lipitor for their cholesterol, I was considered a good doctor. And now what I’m seeing is that these same patients who come in on all these medications are able to get rid of all of them just by changing what they put at the end of their fork with better control than when they were on the medications in the first place. That’s, to me, just radical, revolutionary, and shocking. And this doesn’t even begin to touch on how much better they feel in terms of their whatever symptoms they came in struggling with, whether it was bowel issues, headaches, fatigue, low energy, bad breath, you name it. Everything seems to go in the right direction. I just gave a talk at PCRM on breaking through the weight loss plateau, and one of the patients that I shared during the presentation is Robert, who in 2014 weighed 298 pounds, had blood pressure in the 140s over 90s, and was taking multiple medications, including an antidepressant, an inhaler for his asthma, a powerful blood pressure medication called Norvasc, and a cholesterol-lowering medication. And he was very sedentary, not moving around very much. Well, he went to a wedding, and saw the pictures that came back from the wedding, and said, “You know what? I’ve had it.” And at this point he had tried many diets. He had tried Medifast. He had tried Atkins. He tried the juice diet. He would always get these short-term results, and ultimately, a few months later, put back on the weight. But when he saw the pictures from this wedding he decided, “You know what? I’ve had it. I can’t do this anymore.” And he learned about a whole food plant-based diet, and he went all in. He did not hold back. He didn’t sort of dip his toes in the water. He jumped in head first. And I had the privilege of seeing him in 2016 at True North, and I took a picture of him that I showed in my presentation of him weighing 173 pounds now, down from 298 pounds. He looks like a completely different person. His blood pressure is in the 110s over 70s. But most notable of all, he’s off every single one of his medications. He’s off his blood pressure lowering medications, his cholesterol medication. He’s off his antidepressant. And he’s off of his asthma inhaler. And when I took the picture of him, he was just about to go for his 5 mile run that he does every day. He’s just one example of the kind of patient transformations that I see and have the privilege of witnessing on a daily basis. One of the most common mistakes that people make when they’re trying to eat a healthy plant-based diet is that they still get into certain plant-based foods that are high in caloric density such as nuts and seeds and sugar, table sugar, maple syrup, and breads and crackers and cereals. And it’s not that these foods are bad in and of themselves– I eat all of those foods–but a lot of people will eat them to sort of a unhealthy extent and eat less of the fruits, the vegetables, the legumes: beans, peas, lentils, and the whole grains. And really I want them to focus more on that end of the caloric density scale and be eating less from some of the higher calorie dense foods Dried fruit is another example. If we take dried fruit, the average caloric density of dried fruit is around 1400-1500 calories per pound. Compare that with real fruit which is less than 300 calories per pound. Even though it’s made from the same thing, it’s a huge difference in terms of caloric density. And that can prevent people from achieving their weight loss goals or achieving their healthy weight. Well, unfortunately I think that one of the biggest misconceptions in the mainstream news media now is this whole low-carb, ketogenic, high-fat movement. And, you know, my mentor and one of my heroes, Dr. McDougall, puts it best. “People love to hear good news about their bad habits.” I love that quotation because it really does capture it. I mean, when someone’s saying eat as much butter, steak, fried chicken as you want because it’s filled with fat and low in carbs, then that’s news that people want to hear. And unfortunately, the media is going crazy with it. So I think that is doing a huge injustice to the health of not just our nation but our world. And we have our work cut out for us in the whole food plant-based movement. It’s one of the reasons that I truly believe in my heart of hearts that– I’m 40 right now– but, you know, God willing, 40 years from now when I’m 80 I’m still going to be doing this. That’s how big of an issue this is. That’s how much work there is to be done, and that’s how sick we are as a world. So hopefully, 40 years from now, the low-carb, high-fat movement will be a thing of the past.

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100 Comments

  • Reply Mina a July 22, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    you never heard about plant based until 2014? were you living under a rock ??

  • Reply APBC Technique and UK Osteopathy July 23, 2019 at 6:32 am

    MD’s are doctors of pathology drugs and surgery only. Drs of natural medicine are like osteopaths chiropractors Naturopaths herbalists acupuncturists homeopathic drs.

    Only useful thing for MD’s is trauma and bacteria infection. Anything else your grandmother will know more about nutrition

  • Reply Ann Williams July 25, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I tried a Keto diet a number of times and was very, very ill as a result (vomiting within a week, yellow by day 10). Three weeks ago I cut out meat (ALL animal, bird no sea creatures), dairy and wheat – and quite frankly the results have been a pretty dramatic improvement in many, many ways. (BP, pulse rate, allergies, skin, intestinal comfort, toilet habits, hormonal, calmness, gout, fibromyalgia, pain, joint issues and other areas as well). I will never go back to an animal-based diet again by choice.

  • Reply Jeremy July 27, 2019 at 6:40 am

    What The Health on Netflix shows a glimpse into the truth 🙂

  • Reply TodaysRealHealth July 28, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Yes, subbed. Remember me

  • Reply Afternoon Light Studio July 30, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    First problem is Big Pharma and the anti-depressant. Get some sun, move, and stop eating meat and dairy. Seems simple!

  • Reply Afternoon Light Studio July 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Survival of the fittest – keep eating that sausage and bacon, Keto freaks. See you in the hospital, later – you have been suckers for social media advertising.

  • Reply Afternoon Light Studio July 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Horrible migraines and acne when I was younger – I know it was totally linked to meat and dairy.

  • Reply ian chua July 30, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Paleo and keto are different..by the way you should not eat so much protein in keto.

  • Reply Executive Order July 31, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    u need to spread & preach about the lies government & big pharma continuously perpetuate. Its not just plant based foods, although that is ur bias but there is also nothing wrong with keto or paleo. ALL highly based nutritional foods can cure, its nutrition & not favoring one diet over another.

  • Reply Vinskikauski Amourelius July 31, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Wished my gf would see this and be more open minded on plant base as another option. She is sold and jumped on the Keto bandwagon bc she heard a few of her friends lost weight on it. Plus eating the same way for over 30 years, does make it hard to change a complete 180. But if anyone actually looks into if to have a better understanding and why, then maybe they'll be more reluctant to switching over.

  • Reply frie jemi August 1, 2019 at 9:13 am

    See I told you! Asian can be brainwashed too.

  • Reply Maggie Harper August 2, 2019 at 1:10 am

    MAD respect for a graceful change of heart! Wish more politicians could learn from this guy.

  • Reply Rob Carpenter August 2, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I’ve been eating paleo for over a week now and am sick with paleo flu and a horrible brain fog. How can this be healthy when my body is plainly telling me how wrong it is? I was vegan for 9 months and felt fantastic. Why am I doing this to myself? This made me realize how wrong I am. Going on a juice fast tomorrow and back on plant-based after this. Time to feel wonderful again.

  • Reply m green August 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Paleo does not equal Keto diet and Keto can be whole food and plant based. Not sure why people make these artificial distinctions.

  • Reply Shantrell Black August 5, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    as a person previously on the ketogenic diet, its not high fat high protein its high fat MODERATE PROTEIN carbs under 50 grams per day. I am transitioning to plant based because the meat industry. When chicken wings look like Turkey wings something is wrong. There are some great doctors out there. Its not there responsibility to make you happy/healthy. PS. people do like to hear good news about there bad habbits. What makes me concerned is all of the children who are on RITALIN. The plant based lifestyle is the answer.

  • Reply Marianne Willemse August 6, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    wonderful

  • Reply joe peters August 7, 2019 at 4:09 am

    CNN

  • Reply Tommy Stevenson August 7, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    lol…………its having a balanced diet……..the rest is BS

  • Reply Nadia Sassin August 7, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    My life long depression went away and IBS cured after quiting all sugars (even starchy foods which turns into sugar in the body) and fiber! Doctors told me since I was 10 years old to eat lots and lots of fiber for my IBS and the constant stomach ache and constipation only went away last year, 33 years later! Diet is extremely important and doctors have a huge responsibility to not mislead people. Luckily with the WWW in today's day and age; ignorance is a choice! #LCHF

  • Reply Dark Rainbow August 8, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I think the medical community will be kicking itself for failing to realize how flexible and adaptable our bodies are. Their dogmas keep swinging from herbivore to carnivore. The fact remains that you can be a keto vegan, though it takes work. It’s easier to be a keto ovolactovegetarian, but that’s not very flashy.

    All these diets are variations on the same thing: avoiding processed foods and sugar. Basing your diet on plants has more to do with ethics than health.

    Do it. Animals are cute.

  • Reply lauriane brown August 8, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Doctor talking for 11 min with no scientific backing. It's amazing how much power titles give us. He's only talking about overweight patients. Of corse these kinds of patients got better on a plant based diet, there are hardly any calories in carotts. He could as well have said "I advise low calorie foods to my overweight patients". But that doesn't mean a plant based diet will bring you the nutriments you need to be healthy. This video is absolutly not educational, it's just propaganda.

  • Reply u wot August 9, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Congratulations Dr. Lim on discovering the truth and helping your patients incorporate it into their lives.

    Thank you for your open mindedness

  • Reply Daniel Lupu August 9, 2019 at 9:23 am

    He lost me @9:58 …no keto philosopher advises to eat fried chicken…the video was credible from his point of view as a WFPBD believer, but it's clear to me he is not as educated as he thinks on the keto POV.

  • Reply Erik DeJonge August 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    I don't get it keto worked wonders for me. Best physique I've ever had. Just don't eat refined carbs and get proper macros for your lifestyle

  • Reply pfwinbar August 10, 2019 at 10:46 am

    We tested and reviewed the Keto diet — beware Keto is dangerous in the long run —- implicated in cancer and heart disease

  • Reply sayabsolutely August 10, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    It really is amazing that no one esp docs are taught to think scientifically and read research. They are depending on television or hearsay to treat their patients!

  • Reply Clench Boss August 10, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    And then you die in a car accident.. Vanity

  • Reply mark marcinik August 12, 2019 at 1:46 am

    What? He was never on a Paleo diet if he mistakenly believes it is a no carb diet, it’s a No Man made carb diet. Big difference and meat is 20 % ( grass fed only) veggies 80%. He definitely needs to go back to school.

  • Reply J B August 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Absolute of bullshit, full of lies and mislead facts 😂😂😂😂😂🤣 Too much study and little or cero experience as nutrition 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Clark Shaffer August 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Thankfully, I've never had to contend with losing "a lot of weight" over the years. My weight issues have generally trended around trying to lose 6-8 pounds, getting from 174 down to 167/168. I've tried the Keto diet and found it worked for me. The operative word is "me." There are a number of success stories tied to Keto as there are those who went the Paleo direction or Atkins…etc..etc…Dr. Lim, though imminently qualified to talk about such issues, goes down the same flawed path as every other person who advocates a specific dietary plan. There is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all dietary regime. While I don't eat butter with every fork of high fat food..(personally I think that's excessive irrespective of whatever you're trying to do) I do eat high fat foods. However, I do so in moderation and ONLY WHEN I feel hungry. The high fat diet has reduced my hunger pangs and eliminated my sugar cravings. Of those on the Keto that "fail" are the one's who continue to eat calorie dense carbs while on a Keto plan. It's interesting that Dr. Lim mentions "Forks Over Knives" and the other videos. These are fairly rigid nutrition plans as well!!! I recommend that everyone find what works for them and stick with it..but dedicate yourself to whatever you choose.

  • Reply Lauren August 13, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    theres NO training in nutrition in med school BECAUSE big pharma DOESNT WANT people to get informed re diet n GET WELL bc their DRUG INDUSTRY would then become redundant ie nobody wd be sick anymore and nobody would buy drugs or need operations to temporarily allieviate the symptoms of the devastation that a high acid animal food diet wreaks upon the human body, whos very type n number of teeth indicates what our Creator intended us to eat to start with! humans have 95% grinding teeth 2.5% side canine teeth and 2.5% biting teeth….hmmm….

  • Reply G Tron August 13, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    You rock, Dr. Lim!

  • Reply Juli G August 13, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    The SDA Church was given this health message in the 1800’s by God’s inspiration. He gave us his foods for health and healing ❤️🙏🏻

  • Reply Andrew Lee August 13, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    How about a plant based whole food diet with healthy protein?

  • Reply michael buglass August 14, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    This is just common sense, nothing new at all to people who eat a balanced diet. If you eat a typical western diet of processed junk then yes, this might be revolutionary.

  • Reply SunRae* ** August 14, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    He lost me when he said that Keto is about eating fatty meats a lot. It's about eating good fats, grass fed, free-range meats, your body does need good fats. It's not ok to make your point by exaggerating.

  • Reply Andrew Reed August 17, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Paleo is different to keto, so not sure he really was on a paleo diet, paleo will get you the leanest, eating ham and sausage is a no on paleo and you eat lean protein (mainly chicken breast and lean grassfed red meat cuts) and minimise fat, the bonus with paleo is you are lean without having the malnutrition emaciated look of the vegan being 8% body fat but looking healthy is hard for vegans. Avoiding grains is the most important thing for paleo

  • Reply Karen Kordes August 18, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Something to think about: About 70% of CO2 is from modern farming (tilling the sillage under the soil after harvesting which lets the stalks and roots rot to produce CO2 and Methane gas. Only 30% of CO2 is produced by internal combustion engines; but we have to get rid of those eventually and switch to electric vehicle powered by alternative energy sources. Everyone going Vegan would make the Global Warming crisis MUCH WORSE! — I'm a hard-core environmentalist that rides a bicycle and also eats meat.

  • Reply niceplayground August 19, 2019 at 1:25 am

    All the ANTIKETO'S say they only ate meat eggs and avocado no wonder you felt sick! I eat mostly plant based keto but also add cheese, eggs and sometimes fish etc. I feel like seeds and nuts kill my craving of carbs and I have less sugar cravings thank God! When I do want something sweet there's lots of low carb fruits to choose from and it satisfies me. Which is life changing because I used to crave chocolate and candy every day. My metabolism is great and so is my 💩

  • Reply southsidesky August 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    there are experts who in recommending the keto diet say that you should eat 70% green vegetables, along with the low carb portion of meat and fats. i have never heard anyone say that keto means all the fried chicken you can eat. other than his denigration of his "version" of keto, i would say that he's giving good advice.

  • Reply Keith Ball August 21, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    The ability to admit he was wrong is very comendable

  • Reply rtoriq August 21, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I love researching the effects of food on our bodies, but I'm sick of ppl swearing veganism cured them but not being EXACT about what kind of vegan diet they're following. Now that I have a diabetic parent who has had diabetic retinopathy, I'm desperate now for hard science. He basically ate a vegan diet that unfortunately was very high in carbs because it's cheap (refined and unrefined) and very low in meat and moderate in inflammatory plant fats like canola and corn oil and his diabetes has worsened over the last 2 years. Also, I was a vegan for 4 years and my cramps nor my digestion never seemed to improve. Everything in my body felt amazing the minute I added high- DHA fish into my diet this year; that and consuming WHOLE hempseed powder DAILY. I personally felt best when I did raw vegan cleanses, and a Whole30 diet. So basically for me, sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, and inflammatory plant oils do me the worst. So ppl need to be specific about WHAT they ate on a plant-based diet. AND ALSO be honest about how they ate beforehand (someone who ate a diet very high in dairy and red meat may differ than someone who grew up eating fermented teff and assorted veggie dishes like myself.)

  • Reply Doina Campean - gmail August 23, 2019 at 2:40 am

    To anyone disliking this video – what's your cholesterol? 🙂 'Nuf said! 🙂

  • Reply Jill Klausen August 24, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Because you're an idiot who doesn't understand the needs of the gut's microbiome? 🙄

  • Reply Bobby Thomas August 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Intermittent fasting plus ketogenic. I have nothing against vegetables included. I don’t agree with restrictly plant based. I certainly don’t think your quality of life will stump mine at 90 years of age.

  • Reply carson zhang August 24, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Sorry doctor you seem have acid reflux on the currant diet.

  • Reply Blake Belladonna August 25, 2019 at 1:04 am

    I really hope WPFB isn't the only answer because blech. Who wants to eat nothing but beans, quinoa, and vegetables that really do not go together? Not me.

  • Reply Nnamdi Lumumba August 26, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    It's so crazy that doctors education contains no nutrition training! I wonder how he'd respond to the fact that that you can have a ketogenic lifestyle as a vegatarian/vegan or with intermittent fasting? I guess without real clarity, many plant based diet advocates attack ketogenic diets because of meat and animal fat?!?

  • Reply M. Supergirl August 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    But i trust Dr Berg more than any doctor in the world

  • Reply Luke Fellows August 29, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    He didn't receive any nutritional training at med school so and rather than educate himself by reading the latest medical published papers on nutritional science he watches 2 Netflix vegan propaganda documentaries and now proclaims himself to be an expert…..this video and comment section seems up everything wrong with modern nutritional science.

  • Reply Tamara H August 30, 2019 at 10:49 am

    This is really crazy, I already knew this, but when I hear the stories, it's just crazy

  • Reply wim lammens August 30, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    I will never return!!! so he is a convert now to plant based religion, first he was paleo convert follower. Everything is like religion now, democrats vs republicans. vegans vs meat eaters…

  • Reply Jack McArthur August 31, 2019 at 8:16 am

    My gallbladder burst! No more keto . High fat no meat . Now I eat a plant based diet and I feel so good.

  • Reply truthsout September 2, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    You can do a vegetarian keto diet and also a vegan keto diet. No excuses.

  • Reply Sheri For September 3, 2019 at 5:34 am

    hes 40 I thought 28 years old hes aging well

  • Reply Matthew Sirrom September 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Dr sebi found this out over 30 years ago and was called all sorts of names for it.. when he said he cured aids and cancer and how mucos is the number one killer in the body the world looked down on him now look at that plant based diets can reverse chronic illnesses ..

  • Reply Kristin September 3, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Forks over Knives is on Netflix, so is Cowspiracy.

  • Reply TB1M1 September 3, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Plant based…. NOT vegan. It's not necessary to be vegan. Vegan is more fanatical but not necessarily the best longterm.

  • Reply Bolivian Billionaire September 4, 2019 at 9:34 am

    plants don't live to be eaten…..they have self defence mechanisms …humans dont have ruminant stomachs …say no more ………

  • Reply Heather Rae, INHC September 5, 2019 at 9:08 am

    "shocking" is the doctor does not acknowledge that those drugs he prescribes create iatrogenic damage, and that the diagnoses themselves are being challenged (eg "high" cholesterol and LDL)

  • Reply Stephen Scarlatos September 6, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Can someone please tell me about B12 on a plant based diet? Can you cover your needs without meat? Do you have to supplement?

  • Reply Ben Steele September 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I must admit that I find the title bizarre. Does it accurately represent Dr. Lim's views? Most paleo and paleo-like diets, ketogenic or otherwise, tend toward plant-based: Dena Harris, Will Cole, Sarah Ballantyne, Catherine Shanahan, Terry Wahls, Dale Bredesen, Mark Hyman, etc.

    I never ate so many plant foods as when I was on a paleo diet — more veggies on paleo than when I was vegetarian. In fact, I ate more veggies than both of my vegetarian brothers combined. I ate that way precisely because so many paleo advocates recommended tons of low-carb veggies and occasional fruits such as berries.

    The only plant foods removed from a paleo diet are grains, legumes, and other highly starchy and sugary foods. But that leaves a wide selection of plant foods: nuts, seeds, leafy greens, broccoli, green beans, more fibrous root vegetables, onions, garlic, spices, etc.

  • Reply William wolf September 8, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    If you are vegan you are insane this is not my opinion this is a statement of fact

  • Reply Private Private September 9, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I remember talking with a coworker a few months ago, who was telling me about keto. She said she’d been a long time yo yo dieter but, I don’t think she was ever satisfied with her weight loss. The idea of having a lot of meat and supplementing it with butter sounded like the dumbest thing in the world to me. It just, instinctively, didn’t sound right to me. I’ve also seen this coworker fast often and, although part of it is for religious purposes, I guess I couldn’t see myself fasting against the pressures of the workplace, which already turn me into a enraged b*tch. I need to lose about 1/2 my weight and I’m not a huge fan of veggies. But I’ll soon be 55, have Type II Diabetes and started blood pressure meds last year.

    So, I had to ask myself, “How’s that working for ya’?” The answer is that it isn’t.

    I also think that, when we think about food and eating, particularly in the American diet, we’ve been groomed to look at it all wrong. That, in the interest of time and the average daily schedule, we are to have breakfast, lunch and dinner and ensure that they are satiating enough to make us feel full so that we don’t have more than, perhaps, a snack in the afternoon, which is probably to simply keep us awake and productive. But, many of us feel that eating and satiation means that we are stuffed, barely able to sit up straight and need to nap, like a lion after a big meal. This mindset is likely tied to also feeling rich, the way we do when we’ve had what’s considered an expensive meal, that has steak involved. So, I think we’ve reprogrammed our minds and bodies to ignore, what is it grelan, from letting us know that we’re satiated and we just keep on stuffing. But, I’m coming to feel that probably the opposite is true. That a meal is simply made to help you stay out of a hunger state. That, when you eat, you should probably be able to ONLY feel “not hungry”. That you’re not looking for fullness. Just not to be hungry. But, we know that, for many work schedules, it’s not seen that way. Eating becomes a part of clock punching and you’re often not in charge of that. In some work environments, I would imagine that, if you’re caught eating outside of a designated time or in addition to a designated time, because you’ve decided to have many smaller meals, it’s looked upon with disdain, even though it might be helping you to keep your blood sugar lower. Fortunately for me, I work for a pharmaceutical company with very relaxed standards and I can bring food, heat it at my desk in a small crockpot , I have an electric cooler in my office and I can go to the cafeteria where, even when they’re closed, there are some healthy snacks available and I can ring myself out. Still, I’ll. About to venture into meal prep as, the usual cooked fair is often not what I want and not healthy and the salad bar is often not that interesting to me. I’d much rather some of the vegetarian and vegan creations I see on YT.

    So, I’m preparing my kitchen to at least be flexitarian for now. But, as I love animals, I hope to graduate to vegetarian and vegan, at some point. Wish me luck!

  • Reply Dennis Nowland September 11, 2019 at 9:38 am

    And just as many doing the opposite

  • Reply Jill Lee September 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    It appears in your thumbnail the dr is giving a “white power” hand sign. I mean that’s what the liberal left tells me anyway.

  • Reply jeff hunter September 13, 2019 at 12:22 am

    No disrespect to the speaker…but it sounds like he was emotionally charged with the tv show and changed his bias , mental & emotional connection ….his change was driven by passion not science and facts. People…do the research and dig deep in it….you will find that the man behind the curtain has pulled and is pulling the chains controlling the Great Oz.

    The studies which support the current nutritional recommendations are very seriously flawed. For example, the 7 country study was originally 22 countries….the ones that did not show the predetermined conclusion were dropped from the study. The list goes on….don't take the words of passion for truth. DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK.

  • Reply Community Grow September 13, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Keto isn't high meat, it's low carb. What you were doing was "dirty" keto which is not sustainable. You can be vegan keto, you are just substituting carbs with fat (with animal fat and/OR health vegetables fats) for fuel.

  • Reply Kay F September 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Dr's are watching the same documentaries and reading the same articles like we are to get nutrition training. Smh. I'm disturbed to hear this.

  • Reply john savage September 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    There’s as many channels pushing keto/paleo diets with as many anecdotal success stories backed by science papers etc. Who the fuck is right? Most channels have an agenda.. be careful who you believe…do your own research (not YouTube) before you decide what is best for you….

  • Reply Dale Petersen September 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Good for you! I guess??

  • Reply Davin Gab September 18, 2019 at 7:29 am

    MD's are dumb about nutrition. THey know nothing! And that made me never trust MD's in handling chronic diseases.

  • Reply Eric Berg September 18, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Another high carb doctor who thinks increasing carbs is the best way to beat diabetes. The only reason the whole food plant based works is because of the extreme low calorie diet which forces the body to burn more of its own fat which is actually saturated animal (human) fat. Few people can manage to maintain this diet. Those that do are usually motivated by a life threatening disease. Unless you're supplementing with high carb fruits and starches, there is no way to maintain the diet on leafy greens. The food at True North at their buffets is filled with fruits and starches. If you were to check the glucose levels after their meals you would find huge spikes among the diabetics. The only time the staff at True North will use a glucose meter is before the fast and during the fast but never after a person starts refeeding, especially 1 hour after a high carb True North meal.

  • Reply Michael Siddle September 18, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    He is a sandwich short of a picnic if he has gone vegan.

  • Reply Michael Siddle September 18, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. His assertions are not supported by facts.

  • Reply Taylor Restall September 19, 2019 at 4:34 am

    What an amazing and humble speaker!

  • Reply Helen Ndow September 19, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I salute you for your bravery and your honesty

  • Reply Joseph Figliuolo September 19, 2019 at 9:56 am

    He does not mention the biochemical harmful effects of high protein intake, even plant based. Consuming more protein than our bodies need causes more calcium to be excreted in the urine. Renal failure and renal stones are a direct consequence of long term over consumption of proteins, even plant sourced. I completed my nutrition and food science degree in 1984, appalled by the influence of the food industry even then.

  • Reply Joseph Davis September 19, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    At least he admits he knew nothing, and grew to knew a little bit about the subject. This is still a pointless interview though. There's no point in interviewing someone who is effectively a layman just because they have MD after their name.

    That's called an intentionally dishonest argument from authority. Not like this channel has ever done that before though (:

  • Reply ed low September 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Come back to us later when your teeth fall out.

  • Reply Savana Fawntane September 21, 2019 at 10:36 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS VIDEO. 😍

  • Reply Nigel Mikaele September 25, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    It's not a one size fits all thing with this.. and why does it have to be a movement, sound like theirs political agenda at work here. And why so harsh on other diets that might actually be working for other's.

  • Reply L H September 27, 2019 at 5:36 am

    That’s funny… I was vegan 9+ years (raw on and off, all organic) and I lost my period and had hormonal issues. Eating meat & going Keto helped me with ADHD, problems falling asleep & a long list of symptoms I slowly developed as a vegan. At first I felt great, but over time the issues started stacking up. Crazy

  • Reply CESAR ACOSTA October 2, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Those that refute the truth of what a plant-based diet has to offer for you mind, body, and soul are up to their necks in chemicals that guide their dietary habits through the release of dopamine. Hence the doubling of obesity in America. Those who have no care for their health, or no true knowledge on how food can nourish the body, are the first to speak out against something that is completely natural and truly nourishing in every aspect, while also leaving the smallest carbon foot print… It's absolutely common sense……. Stay strong, the facts are set in stone. Over and over again.

  • Reply Drew M October 2, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    I like a plant based Paleo diet, where meat is more a “condiment” as opposed to the star. I don’t think Paleo was meant to be a super high fat, no carb diet. Everything I read seems to point to a higher fat (not saturated), low carb. Yes to fruit and starchy veg. No to bacon and red meat every day. Mostly veg, nuts and seeds, some fruit and a bit of meat and seafood. I have never felt better. Historically I have been hungry all the time when trying to lose weight and/or just be healthy. I am NEVER hungry with this plan and have had no headaches on this plan. (Usually plagued by them)

  • Reply Hendra Prasetya October 3, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Here i'am . Was vegan for 4 years
    Now i'am on ketogenic for 4 months
    Getting great result on keto …

  • Reply Ayurvology October 3, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    paleo ketogenic cured my eczema

  • Reply Becky J October 4, 2019 at 6:32 am

    🙏🙏

  • Reply J F October 4, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Anything that the Globalists push i.e.: plant based food only is a no, no. Doctors are paid to validate certain things. Remember they used to say that Coke and cigarettes were healthy and good for you and they can't cure a cold.

  • Reply Leichtgewicht October 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    in 10 years he will say "im embarassed that i recommended this"

  • Reply Cecil McCrary October 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    8 years of college
    300k in tuition fees
    Got all the info he needed one night on PBS,, for free!
    Thats why I'm practicing to be a YouTube Doctor 😉
    I will go with common sense and eat some what as Paleo man had eaten. There wasn't any lettuce or citrus in the dead of winter with two feet of snow on the ground. But there were Birds, grub worms, rabbit, maybe buried some nuts and seeds for the winter. I will skip on the grubs.

  • Reply Stef Diaz Diaz October 5, 2019 at 6:40 am

    The cow eat a low fat diet and its body is full of fat!! And some idiots dont get a high carb diet is almost a high fat diet at the end but without the fat soluble vitamins usually present in the fat of healthy animals… Like a grass fed cow.

  • Reply hi6911 October 5, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I really don’t think the original paleo ate sausages and ham!! Advising people to eat such foods on low carb….tut tut , and you’re a ‘ good doctor.!?’

  • Reply Mark Troyer October 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    This video makes no sense. He argues a plant based diet against paleo/keto but talks very little about what low carb means. No mention of no carb (<25g) vs low carb (<100g). No reference to research or the real issue which is sugar and processed food. Keto does not mean carnivore. There is also balanced versions that are mainly plant based with fish. This seemed like nothing but a political message with no science behind it.

  • Reply Health Daily October 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    all you need to know about the ketodiet side effects in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJPLffH9W_E

  • Reply gwen smith October 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Scammer

  • Reply reg profant October 7, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Looking at you it's easy to see you are plant based

  • Reply May Hu October 8, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Can this diet reverse heart svt or heart atrial fibrillation or fast heart rate? I was diagnosed with lipoprotein little a precursor to heart disease. My doctor thinks this may contribute to my heart afib. Can this diet take me off mateporal? The nurse praticitioner is willing to help. Can the diet reverse heart disease? What video or book can I buy?

  • Reply pička October 9, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    So the guy didn't switched bc he felt bad, but bc he as seen sth on the tv. Vegans leave veganism bc their health turns so bad that their theeth start to rotten.

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