Medical Doctor Reacts to YouTube Fitness Nutrition ‘Experts’

Medical Doctor Reacts to YouTube Fitness Nutrition ‘Experts’


Hi it’s Emily from Bite Size Vegan and
welcome to a special vegan nugget! YouTube is crammed full of
fitness and nutrition advice, but how do you know what’s legitimate
and what’s a total crock? Well for this video I’ve brought in a specialist,
Dr. Michael Greger, a physician specializing in clinical nutrition, a New York Times bestselling
author, internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health
issues, and the creator of the channel and website Nutritionfacts.org.
I’d say he’s qualified. In fact he’s so dedicated to health that
he’s walking on a treadmill this entire video. You can find more of my videos with
Dr. Greger below and in the sidebar. Captions are available on this video as well.
Now let’s get his reactions! Furious Pete: I wouldn’t be afraid of using
a little bit of bacon once in awhile. When you’re bulking, obviously you can up it
a little bit because you need a lot of fat. The fat actually raises your
natural testosterone within your body, which will in turn help you actually build more muscle. Dr. Greger: It doesn’t make any sense, nutritionally.
Look, vegans on average have higher testosterone than meat eaters. Right, higher testosterone
than ovo-lactos, higher testosterone… And normally that’s not good to have high testosterone
because it may increase, can accelerate the progression of prostate cancer. But actually
a plant-based diet can actually reverse the progression of prostate cancer. So, one could
argue it’s kind of the best of both worlds. Where you have these high testosterone levels
but you don’t have this high cancer risk. Anyone who says to eat a steak
or eat bacon obviously – I mean look, bacon is a class-1 carcinogen now, right,
the IARC, the World Health Organization, it’s carcinogenic, it causes cancer.
Used to be a probable human carcinogen, now it’s a definite human carcinogen.
You gonna feed that to your kids? Right? Mike Chang: But what’s actually good for
fat loss that’s lean to start off with is, number one: chicken breasts. This is like
the staple of fat loss– Dr. Greger: So, okay, well let’s put it
to the test. If chicken breast was a staple of fat loss, people who eat a lot of chicken
would weigh less, right. Actually the exact opposite. In fact, I have a video called “Chicken Big,”
I think, where it talks about the single animal product most associated with weight
gain over time is chicken. So, more than steak, more than all these others. Now, why? There’s
all sorts of potential reasons and so I kinda go through the list. So, this is obviously
someone who just has never looked at the literature. Look, it’s not their fault. Maybe they have
no access to the literature. There’s pay walls behind a lot of this, but you could
read an abstract. You go to PubMed – it’s very clear. Oh, chicken is associated with
obesity, with weight gain over time. [From his “Chicken Big” video: Chicken consumption
was most associated with weight gain in both women and men. And it didn’t take much.
When compared to those who didn’t eat any chicken at all, those eating about 20 or more
grams of chicken a day had a significantly greater increase in their body mass index.
That’s around one chicken nugget or a single chicken breast once every two weeks
compared to no chicken at all.] So, someone who says that, okay, they weren’t
born with that knowledge, where did they come up with it? So they’re either parroting somebody else who said it with no basis in evidence, or they just pulled it out of their butt,
or Martians told them, or God told them, or who knows, but it wasn’t the science.
Because the science is very clear. And anyone can, we’re using the
same database, people. Right, so PubMed.org, National Library of Medicine is the biggest medical library in the world. So they have the largest database of medical science in the world. You go there
and do this: put in chicken (space) obesity [enter] and you tell me what you find. Clark: Now the final evil food is: Apples!
Yes. I know what you’re thinking – my mom said that fruits are good for you. Well yes,
but that’s not always true. Now a small apple contains about 20 grams of sugar. And
so does this. So a pack of two large Reese’s peanut butter cups has about the same amount
of sugar as a small apple. Now I know people who eat a few apples a day thinking it’s
a healthy thing to do and that it’s going to help them lose belly fat. But the truth
is that you’re just filling your belly up with the same amount of sugar as a few packs
of Reese’s peanut butter cups. That won’t get you a six pack at all. Dr. Greger: Ha, that’s funny! Sounds like
he works for the sugar industry. I mean, it’s just like, if that was true, people who eat
lots of apples should have cavities, fatty liver disease, hypertension, all the things
associated with sugar consumption. Guess what, no – not true. In fact, the opposite, apple
consumption is associated with lower cancer risk on down the list, I mean, like do these
people even think? It’s the kind of thing where it’s like you say something shocking
and you get more YouTube hits. Whereas Time, when it says Eat More Butter on their cover
sells a lot of magazines but sells the public short. The number one killer (dietary risk factor) in the world – not eating enough fruit. Brandon Campbell: Our ingredient list we’re
going to be using is about 100 grams of just regular deli ham, chopped up. The next ingredient
we’re going to use is just ½ cup of old fashioned oats. And there we’re also going to be using a
¼ cup of fat free shredded cheese. And finally our last ingredient that
we will be using today are just three whole eggs. You really don’t need to eat anything
else with this, depending on your diet and what you’re trying to do, it’s a fairly
well-balanced meal. Dr. Greger: Well, the oatmeal’s good. If
by well-balanced they mean there’s good stuff and then horrible stuff, then it’s
true. They have oatmeal, which is good, and everything else is horrible.
Okay, there you go, you’re balanced now, but wouldn’t you just want to eat more
of the healthy stuff, right? Emily: Yes. I would think so. Dr. Greger: Now, but look, there’s lots of reasons
people eat. Health is only one of them, right? Some people think bacon tastes
better than oatmeal, and ham and omelets. As a physician, what more can I do? You like
smoking? Smoke all the hell you want, right. But, I can tell you as a physician, you come
to me I’m going to tell you people in your situation who tend to continue to smoke suffer
these consequences. People in your situation that stop smoking tend to have these benefits.
You want to eat ham? Eat ham! But these are the predictable consequences
of your actions. What more can I do? I hope you enjoyed watch a medical doctor
react to YouTube fitness nutrition advice! If you want to see how medical doctors can
be just as careless with their nutrition counseling, check out this video here. Find more information
on nutrition, the Great Egg Conspiracy, and more Dr. Greger videos linked below. If you liked this video, do give it a thumbs
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be careful who you get your nutrition advice from, and I’ll see you soon. Clark: “And to be honest, I’d rather eat
Reese’s peanut butter cups than an apple!” Richard: Since two Reese’s peanut butter
cups have about triple the calories of a small apple, and have 14 grams of fat, and considering
the ingredients list, which do you think is more fattening? An apple, which contains apple,
or a Reese’s peanut butter cup, which contains processed sugar, fat, processed sugar, fat,
processed sugar, and more fat. Subtitles by the Amara.org community