Dr Greger Does Not Recommend A Vegan Diet! Plant Based + Grass Fed Meat?
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Many paleo diet advocates recommend that a
diet that includes lots of grass fed red meat, organ meat, poultry, fish and fruits and vegetables
is the best diet for humans. Dr Greger recently said in an interview that
he does not advocate vegan and vegetarian diets. So would a predominantly plant based diet
with a small amount of free range organic grass fed meat be healthier for us than a
vegan diet? We learnt in this previous video it’s likely
that the human body is probably able to cope with 6-8 ounces of animal protein twice a
week but it’s important to note that we have don’t have scientific data currently
to support this. What we do know for sure is the strong connection
for example between red meat consumption and colon cancer and the connection between red
meat and stomach, rectal, pancreatic, bladder, breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer and
the fact that red meat is classed as a type 2a carcinogen. So let’s hear that interview with Dr Greger
as he shares his opinion on vegan diets and whether or not we should be adding in small
amounts of grass fed meat. [Dr Greger] First of all I do not advocate
a vegetarian diet or vegan diet I advocate an evidence based diet and the best available
balance of science suggests that the more whole plant foods we eat the better both to
reap their nutritional benefits and displace less healthy options so it’s less vegetarian
than vegetable-etarian right you actually have to eat our veggies. So the reason I don’t like the labels like
vegetarian and vegan is because that just tells me what you don’t eat so all these
college aged vegans are living of French fries and beer well ok those are vegan but not health
promoting and so whereas whole food plant based that tells me oh that’s actually what
you do eat you eat your vegetables so just to kind of clear that up and regardless of
what you’re talking about- inflammation, insulin levels you name it there’s no diet
on the planet that can beat that and if these folks these biohackers want to try it out
these are so called n=1 studies someone, one person tries and sees what happens and does
a little before and after and if we didn’t have this vast body of science that’s all
we could do-try it out. But we actually have about 100,000 articles
published in the English language in the peer reviewed medical literature on nutrition every
single year going back decades, we have randomized controlled studies with lots of people we
can actually put these diets to the test, these questions have been answered. You want your insulin levels to go down? Whole food plant based diet! You want your blood sugars to get better your
triglycerides to get better cholesterol to get better, inflammation? And so there’s actually studies for example
looking at organic grass fed meat. The biggest study was actually done in Australia
so they used kangaroo meat which is kind of like the venison of Australia so this is wild
caught and can’t get more natural than that and they compared the bodies response to eating
that meat versus conventional store bought meat and found that the inflammatory spike
caused by the kangaroo meat was significantly less than that caused by conventional meat
so certainly better but it was still inflammatory. So why not eat something, at same meal you
could eat foods that are inflammatory and so better sure but there’s better still
and so someone saying “I’m going to eat some grass fed beef and look my inflammation
went down” what they didn’t try is have a bean burrito instead and shows that it gets
even better.

40 thoughts on “Dr Greger Does Not Recommend A Vegan Diet! Plant Based + Grass Fed Meat?

  1. OK good I’m gonna stop my vegan diet today. Going to the market and buying two prime steaks. Thank you Dr. Gregor

  2. I always have to translate from a vegan recipe to whole food plant based one to eliminate all the processed food and oils. But thankfully there are many more WFPB recipes every day.

  3. Trick title. He does recommend vegan since plant based can be considered vegan, but he wanted to be more specific. A plant diet. Not plant based since that includes meat

  4. Where do you get omega 3 from if not from fish? Is it possible to have a vegetarian diet without having to take supplements?

  5. 0:13 pretty solid diet right there tbh xD
    no garbo starch to be found (bananas 😡)
    tho the ratios may be a bit scewed
    kudos for uncooked pictures 👌🏿

  6. The longest lived people on earth, all the blue zones, eat a little meat. I follow wfpb with a little meat. Deal with it, it's the best diet.

  7. This is why referring to an animal free diet as a vegan diet can be problematic. Aside from the fact that veganism is not a diet, I think, since I know that Dr Greger personally is a vegan and very much a vegan, his very understandable issue as a lifestyle doctor and nutrition expert is that using the misnomer vegan diet is exactly as he said. It just tells people that you don't need animal products while it doesn't have any factual information about what you actually eat. Dr. Fuhrman has a very similar way of talking about this. But he is also in his personal belief system, like Dr Greger, a vegan. But these are nutritional scientists and medical doctors, so of course their terminology is going to be nutrition and medical Centric, and above all in support of the scientific facts and evidence which is what convinces them that what is optimal is a nutrient-rich nutrient-dense diet of predominantly whole plant Foods( predominantly whole plants, but wholly plant-based)

  8. I don't think the nice lady with the arguably pleasant accent actually listened to what Dr Greger was saying. She represented it incorrectly. But hey, the click bait bit worked.

  9. Vegans object to the human use and consumption of animals because of the inevitable abuse, cruelty, and confinement of those animals. For reasons I do not know, Dr Greger avoids making statements about the cruelty and abuse of animals, and that may partly explain his avoidance of the term vegan. And as he stated in this video, one can have a lousy vegan diet. Maybe it's that he is just more in his comfort zone sticking with the demonstrable science side of the argument.

  10. The Bulletproof Diet is just a new spin on Keto, and therefore stressful to the kidneys. If you pay attention to Dr Greger you know that he speaks out clearly against Keto. Keto is Atkins Lite. Animal abuse and cruelty are NEVER given a moment's consideration by the Keto crowd. We all know that.

  11. I am sick of Dr Gregor and everyone else demonizing the word vegan…such arrogance….I bet if he had to slit a. Cows throat and chop it up he and all those plant based holier than thou arrogant plant based bunch would sing a different tune…VEGAN is not a diet…it is a philosophy for living..

  12. The title is clickbait. Nowhere does Dr. Greger recommend "+Grass Fed Meat". He continues to say a plant based diet is the best diet out there (he doesn't like the terms Vegetarian or Vegan).

  13. Considering the Pandemic that’s happening in the UK, Europe and USA now, I’m wondering when you’ll do a video on Vegan diets, immune system function and Coronavirus infections?

  14. Mittlerweile sollte es doch Ermittlungen oder Erhebungen geben, welche belegen, dass auch vegan lebende Menschen coronamässig…
    Sich infizieren
    Erkranken und/oder
    Verstorben
    sind.
    Konnte im Netz nix finden. Ich denke auch, dass es natürlich auch Veganer betrifft – eine Bestätigung dafür konnte ich trotz der weltweiten Situation nicht finden, würde jedoch darum bitten, da es sicher leicht festzustellen ist.

  15. Did you think my head needs scratching…if so you have succeeded! The title of this video is such a come-on! It is misleading to say the worst. Ah well, whatever. We know Mark Hyman threw in grass fed beef into his diet advice to attract meat lovers; God, how can we leave THEM out!!! I heard that Bill Clinton is now a follower of Hyman.

  16. THIS CHANNEL is NOT science based, red meat WILL NOT GIVE YOU CANCER, You are a bunch of
    Lying CHARLATANS.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChi5M3k_K4yuRpWAp00xBQA/videos

  17. Technically, a WFPB diet is a vegan diet by default. Veganism, itself, is rooted in ethics , and is not a diet, per se. I think your title is a bit misleading/confusing.. and also, it suggests that he may advocate WFPB along with grass-fed meat. Why the clickbait titles? You're better than that.

  18. I’ve been plant based for over a month and was craving some fish today and I went out and got some wild salmon and it really helped. I don’t want to support dairy or meat industries which are quite cruel to me. I think having some fish or some foods here or there is gonna be better than never.

  19. @ Plant Based Science London I used to click on each and every video you put out and have subscribed to your channel roughly a year ago precisely to keep abreast of your work. However, with this clickbait TRASH of a title you deserve to be ditched and put on ignore list. I have now unsubscribed.

  20. So instead of WFPB(ased) it should be WFPD(iet)? Except I consider the plants a base, with additions of legumes, nuts and whole grains 🤷‍♀️

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