This is a video from a Public Health conference put on by the Public Health Collaboration.
It is by an English Doctor who just observed things, and asked questions, and didn’t stop.
Here’s the link for the whole conference:
It looks like many topics of interest. But this next one was of particular interest.
Some of this I’ve already seen, though from different angles and by different folks. In this case it is what I think is a rural Doctor working with patients, observing, seeing what happens, and then testing it. He also spends some time talking about how as a village doctor he has long duration data on his patients that just can’t be done on a National Study basis as the costs would be horrific.
He’s a low key nice guy who presents things in a very approachable way. I like the guy.
He also makes an interesting point, toward the end, about the basic nature of Science and that N=1 can matter far more than P value. His example is that a single Black Swan disproves the hypothesis that “All swans are white”. N=1 IS Important. Do not dismiss the single case of something different and interesting.
I also like the way it is the story of One Guy doing Real Science ™ despite what all the “consensus” thought of it and despite taking flack. I can relate ;-)
His “preamble” is a bit long, but also of interest. Then he gets to the “meat” of his story: That SUGAR causes high blood pressure, via salt retention, and that salt alone does not. It also mattered as he described curing his own “Keto Flu” by salting his food more. I’ve noticed the same. When I’m super low carbs, I really need the salt.
Lots of nice graphs and charts to back up his points.
It sure does look like the “consensus diet” high in carbs, avoiding saturated fats, substituting Omega-6 rich plant seed oils, and avoiding meat is the diet that is causing the “epidemic” in Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac disease, and a whole lot more.
Since moving to “mostly meat and low carb vegetables”, I’m down to a weight last seen about 1990. My B.P. is down about 10 points (in normal range – just tested it) and it’s great. The Spouse is having similar results.
Oh, and I’m fairly heavily salting my food. Tastes great, BTW ;-)
There’s another video I may post later (if I can find it again). That guy finds that high Omega-6 levels in the diet messes up the mitochondria somewhat and creates more sloth and weight gain. Interesting bit in that one? Rats fed IDENTICAL diets, in terms of total calories, protein, fats, carbs BUT where ONLY the Omega-6 ratio changes, had the high O-6 group gain significantly more weight than the low O-6 group. The equivalent of 21 lbs in a human in 3 weeks. It is NOT that “all calories are the same”. Some are very very different.
So, in addition to avoiding Fructose as much as possible, sugars of all sorts next, starches and high glycemic foods after that; we also have avoid THE most common plant oils: Corn, Soybean, Canola, Sunflower, Safflower. Though, oddly, Safflower is the LOWEST of those in Omega-6 at 30-something percent vs 50 something. And it was Safflower used for the “high” Omega-6 source, so the others would have made the rat test even more dramatic.
Olive Oil was middling low but still had modest weight gain in comparison to saturated fats. So butter, coconut oil, lard, beef tallow: Good. Seed oils bad… Olive Oil OK-ish. Then go ahead and have yourself those lamb chops / beef steak / roast chicken, with a side salad (Olive Oil in the dressing, please… not soybean; or a sour cream based ranch even better) peas and broccoli or carrots slathered with butter. Skip the bread, potatoes, and the banana…
I can live with that ;-)
Oh, and that bacon and cheese omelette cooked in butter? Yeah, that one. Yum ;-)