How to make diseases disappear – Dr. Chatterjee’s awesome TEDx talk
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee can make common chronic diseases disappear, like type 2 diabetes. In this awesome new TEDx talk he shares how. It’s not about prescribing drugs – they can usually only cure acute diseases.
To cure chronic diseases we need to target the core reasons that people got the disease in the first place. So there’s nothing “magic” about what Dr. Chatterjee is suggesting – it’s something any doctor could do. If they knew how. But sadly, almost no doctors learn how to do it.
I think everyone should watch this 18-minute talk, it’s truly great. Please feel free to share it!
How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes (and make it “disappear”)
about "...refined or processed carbs or sugar..."
This leaves all the people watching this talk
thinking, well, a potato isn't processed,
Corn on the cob is not "refined."
Boiled rice is not "refined." Fruit is not "refined." Carrots
are not "refined." Jams and jellies are not "refined." Whole
wheat bread is not considered "refined." Honey is not
"refined." Maple syrup is not "refined." Low fat milk is
not considered "refined." Apple juice is not considered
"refined."bread isn't "processed", pineapple isn't "processed",
whole grains aren't processed, so I can still
eat them. But, alas, these things turn to
glucose in the body. Why can't Dr C just say
"carbohydrates"? It's not just refined or
processed carbs, it's carbs. Get it? Carbs.
He's still confusing the issue.
I really wish you would try to understand
my reasoning here.
This whole problem is more a lesson in following herd opinion, and letting elitist nannies do your thinking for you.
I try, and find that reasoning oversimplified.
Try clicking on "CC".
So, just where on your site have you
explained just what a "refined or
processed" carbohydrate is? And do
you agree that eating potatoes, rice,
whole grains, and pineapple are just
Must something be complicated to
be effective? You're disparaging my
reasoning, not addressing the issue.
It IS simple. It's carbs. Your site is
even subtitled Low Carb, High Fat.
Pretty simple, wouldn't you agree?
However, the point I think bill may be missing is if we turn the clock back 200 or 300 years, and look at the eating customs of say Europeans at that time, we observe a few other variables not present today in the "modern western" diet. In those days, global supply chains delivering bananas and pineapples at your local food stand was not common. When exotic fruit appeared, it was darn expensive. Children would get an orange in their Christmas stocking, and be grateful for it. Strawberries were eaten during the two or three weeks they were harvested. And then that's it! Wait till next year to see them again....and pray that the next harvest cycle has no problem, like drought or hail storms.
Also, another convenience we have today is refrigeration, mechanical processing of food and food preservatives. This encourages the proliferation of more carbs, that would otherwise rot in a week or two, or would take way too much manual labour to build the abundant inventory we see today festooning the endless rows of shelves in the grocery stores.
So, yes. Bill is correct. In our modern western diet culture, we cannot discount the damaging power of fruit, and minimally processed foods like apple juice and maple syrup. These products were indeed present 200 and 300 years ago, and people were not obese. But, these products were not omni present 12 months of the year like today, and mechanically produced, to bring the costs way down so that the lowest paid employee in any company can afford to eat them daily.
I don't think the Diet Doctor site makes this phenomenon clear in its message. Or, perhaps it does and I completely missed. Please accept my apologies if that is the case. So, I believe this is the issue bill is trying to bring forth? Indeed, eating pineapple and grapes very sparingly, when in season, and never as a daily ritual is a very important message. Taxing people for purchasing Coke, but not taxing them for buying apple juice is illogical. Sugar is sugar. Period. So, yes I believe the term of "processed carbs" is confusing. And the absence of the message of the dangers of "out-of-season fruit eating" is missing too. Just my observation.
Want to eat fruit? Go ahead...but, only local to your geography and only when in season.
Want to eat bread? Go ahead, but only if the grains were manually stone ground by you. And you make the bread.
You want to eat potatoes? Of course, go ahead. Buy the quantity that you need, put them in your cellar, or basement or cupboard....and when they run out, tough. You wait until next year to buy them. That's what they used to do 200 or 300 years ago. If you calculate that you need 50 bags of potatoes to sustain your potato habit, and not enough space in your house to store them, then voila, you just identified the root cause...you are eating way too many potatoes!
You want to eat pasta? No problem. Stone grind the wheat, and make the pasta with your hands. Ask an italian grandmother who grew up in the old country if making pasta at home was common....it was!! They used to bring their wheat grains, that they grew or bought from a farmer, to a local stone grinder, and then they stored the flour at their home. When it ran out, tough...wait until next year!!! So, that forces you to limit the amount of pasta that you eat. By the way, the homemade pasta also contained free range eggs. Not like the cheap durum wheat hard pasta monstrosity we see today.
So, that leaves us with perishable foods...like fresh fish, seafood, cheese, butter, lard, beef, pork, lamb...etc. these items were purchased 12 months out of the year. From the local fish mongers, butchers and farmers. So, go ahead. At the grocery store, knock yourself out and buy fish, lard, chicken...etc...at your will. These items will not make you fat.
So...that's my two cents. Bill has some truth in his message, and Dr Eenfeldt has as well. I think both are right with some points and wrong with others. I think both seem to completely miss the influence of our modern food supply chain. It defies the weather/harvest cycle and removes the hard manual labour component.
Potatoes, pineapples and pasta aren't bad for you...the modern supply chain makes them bad for you.
No, people not taking responsibility for what they put in their mouths is at fault. They let nannies lead them around by the hand.
Blaming a supply chain is like blaming your vehicle for you driving into the ditch.
I didn't blame the modern supply chain. I just pointed out the synergy of the modern supply chain with foods that used to be rare, or only available when in season.
Some people are blessed with raging metabolism. I've seen adults eat four servings of lasagna, and continue the outrageous trend daily, and they are lean. I can't even fathom doing it once.
Before, both types of people would look the same, because food selection was tightly associated to regional agriculture.
But, today, those blessed with raging metabolism get away with eating more or whatever the heck they want, and others need to manage the food they put in their mouth to not wake up the "insulin monster".
The modern supply chain changed the type of food available.
Some people can get away with eating a handful off grapes everyday, 12 months out of the year, while others cannot. I happen to be one that cannot. It's a fact that I came to learn about myself, and in response, I substituted the grapes for other stuff (like bacon :-) ). It's not so bad to have bacon everyday....can't call that a sacrifice really :-)
A couple of years ago some friends introduced my partner and I to the concept of low carb eating. My partner who had lived with chronic arthritic pain for some time and had been encouraged by naturopaths to use expensive fish oil/chondroitin supplements with no real effect, thought he would have a go at this new way of eating. After a short space of time the pain disappeared and the mobility returned to his fingers. No medication, just a change of diet!
I think You may be interested in this new information I came across recently - helps to put "processed food" and effects of carbohydrates from different food sources into more detailed perspective. I came across this excellent lecture by Richard Wrangham, professor at Harvard, who specializes in primates, and their evolution into human, and also including the spectrum of natural diets of primates and ancient humans and how they evolved through the ages. Really interesting stuff!! Check out his lecture called "the cooking ape" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trSRozVaco0
He too is a believer that the calories in - calories out perspective is no good, and that metabolism dominates the formula. His research shows how the "processing" of food makes them more "bio available". For instance, by grinding and cooking food (meat, vegetables, etc) you make them more digestible. Otherwise, somewhere around 25% of the unprocessed food would be excreted into feces and never get a chance of digestion. He came across this discovery when he studied how ancient humans started pounding and cooking food over fire, and the impact it did to nutrition in those times. In those days, pounding and cooking increased bioavailability, which was important because food was more scarce. Today, the extra processing of food is completely unnecessary because we live in a world of plenty. Our access to out of season and out of geography fruits and vegetables, like strawberries 12 months of the year, completely negates our need to process food. This means a natural high carbohydrate food, like a carrot, would be made more bio available if we process it (I.e. If it is boiled and mashed). Another example, Liquify ing strawberries in a mixer to make a smoothie makes them more bio available. Better to eat them raw and whole - less processing of the food will make you eat less because you will be more satiated and you will still get sufficient nutrition because of the variety of nutrients in our modern food sources. Very interesting stuff!!