Friday, October 10, 2014

Leading Doctors Discuss Sugar, Gluten, Paleo, Vegan, And The Microbiome

Doctors debate the best way to eat

By Sam Yang - Get similar updates here

What happens when you get together some of the leading minds in medicine? You leave with a lot of takeaways.

Selected talks from Mind Body Green Revitalize:

Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Dr. Joel Kahn. Three of the leading doctors in functional and integrative medicine discuss sugar, gluten, paleo, veganism, bioindividuality, and current research. A fear of plaque in the arteries led to ignoring autoimmune, inflammation, insulin resistance, and the gut. It lead us away from considering what's causing plaque in the first place. Our bodies uses plaque to patch up damage done by inflammation. Instead of preventing plaque, we are now trying to stop the inflammation. Treating the person not the symptoms.

Insulin resistance isn't just a problem for diabetics, it's a problem for many with weight gain issues. Fear of fat and animal products gave an opportunity for the food industry to exploit our biological weakness to refined starches, added sugars, and processed carbohydrates. We buy more processed foods now and cook at home less.

Integrative gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the lack of understanding of the gut microbiome by the medical community led to an increase in inflammation, autoimmune, and many other health disorders. That doctors are just as lost about the diet and health connection as the lay person. It wasn't always a part of medicine but now many doctors are taking it upon themselves to become educated. Health practices needs a paradigm shift from being over-sanitized to living a bit "dirty." That as we get more industrialized and sanitary and stop playing outside, our microbiome gets worse. Play outside, don't just eat plants, touch plants, grow plants, touch the dirt, be around animals and insects, be in nature. Your gut will thank you.

Other recommended videos:

- Dr. Thomas Dayspring, Gary Taubes, and Dr. James Greenwald talk diet
- Dr. Michael Lucia discusses sleep deprivation and your health
- Dr. Tara Dall and Dr. James Greenwald on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, insulin resistance, PCOS, and women's health
- Dr. Malcolm Bacchus, Dr. Grant Anderson, Dr. Tara Dall, Dr. Peter Attia, Robb Wolf, and Gary Taubes discuss mental health and neurodegenerative diseases

My name is Sam Yang. I'm a martial artist, entrepreneur, fitness nerd, information geek, and productivity nut. For more useful information, join my newsletter. You can also connect to All Out Effort on Facebook and Twitter.

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