GojiMan Vegan Low Carb Diet: What A Mistake! Reply

Are vegan low-carb diets healthy or
unhealthy? Coming right up. Hey I’m Dr. Sten Ekberg with Wellness For
Life and if you’d like to truly master health by understanding how the body
really works make sure that you subscribe and hit that notification bell
so that you don’t miss anything. So this video was requested by one of my viewers
called Little Voice and she saw a video by ask GojiMan and she asked is there
any truth to all these claims? So let’s take a look. Our vegan low carb diets
healthy or not (by Gojiman). Well we’re not going to talk so much about vegan or not but I’m
gonna address these claims because there’s a lot of incorrect statements
here claim number one the body is designed to run on carbohydrates that
your brain heart and liver prefers glucose while the brain runs primarily
on glucose when glucose is plenty it can run as much as 75% on a fat by-product
called ketones so that is an incorrect statement heart prefers fat. If you don’t
eat enough good quality fat especially saturated fat from a natural source then
the body is forced to convert carbohydrates into fat so that the heart
can have its preferred fuel and most of your other organs run from a mix of
carbohydrate and fat in a stressful situation they up regulate their their
sugar use and in normal circumstances they run more on fat so that is
incorrect. Claim number two glucose is converted
into ATP therefore the body literally runs on carbohydrate that is pure
nonsense because everything that you eat gets turned into ATP if your body can convert it into energy at all it is because it turned it
into ATP so fat protein and carbohydrates all turn into ATP. ATP is
adenosine triphosphate it’s your body’s energy currency and one molecule of
glucose can be turned into up to 38 units of ATP and the same holds true for
protein fat however can be turned into as much as a hundred and forty-six to
163 units of ATP so it’s a much denser much more efficient storage form of
energy we can get much more energy out of the fat than the glucose but either
way it’s going to be turned into ATP before we can use it for energy so that
does not mean that the body literally runs on carbs claim number three fat and
protein can be turned into glucose through a process called gluconeogenesis
this is true but the video says this only happens if there aren’t carbs
available and this is not true a lot of things there’s hundreds or thousands of
processes in the body that always happen to some degree but the body adapts so
depending on circumstances we up regulate or down regulate it happens
more or less but it’s not an on or off switch
so again glucoeogenesis happens under all circumstances it does happen more obviously when carbs
are low but it still happens on a regular basis. Claim number four
the World Health Organization recommends that 60 to 70% of your calories come
from carbohydrates and 10 to 15% should come from protein and 20 to 30% should
come from fat and he says that every Health Organization is pretty much on
the same page on this and this is true that is what they recommend it doesn’t
make it a good idea these people are not health experts they’re not doctors
they’re not clinicians they’re academics they’re administrators and they’re
politicians that’s why they put them high in organizations that’s what
they’re good at they’re not good at health so I for one I’m not going to
take my health advice from administrators so it’s a correct
statement just not a wise one in my opinion claim number five carbohydrates
are the preferred fuel for the body and therefore the body will only use fat and
protein for energy when it’s forced to do so and also through the process of
ketosis when carbohydrates are really low and it is true that carbohydrates
will be used first but in no way does that mean that it’s a preferred fuel
it’s the most dangerous thing there in the body so it has to be gotten rid of
as soon as possible so think about it this way a good blood sugar level is
somewhere between 80 to a hundred or 80 to 90 ideally milligrams of glucose per
deciliter that means at any given time the average person has four to five
grams of glucose in their bloodstream if that increases even just a little bit
up to six and a half grams that’s toxic that’s the level of a diabetic when your
blood sugar gets up to that level you’re classified as a diabetic and if it gets
even higher then you can have what diabetics experience as a diabetic coma
so sugar is very very toxic to the brain and that’s why it is so closely
monitored and that’s why it’s so quickly disposed of the blood sugar is always
kept at a certain level and if you eat fat it’s gonna stay at a steady level if
you eat carbohydrate it’s gonna go up and down up and down up and down
creating an unstable supply and constant rollercoaster swings with the reactive
hypoglycemia as a very common problem claim number six the body stores
carbohydrates therefore they are essential the body
stores a lot of things it stars stores fat protein and carbohydrate it starts
the least carbohydrate because it’s very difficult it can only be stored as
glycogen and the body is very limited to how much glycogen it can store it will
store a maximum about 2,000 calories of glycogen but it can store hundreds of
thousands of calories of fat even a lean person like myself can store about has
on the body about a hundred thousand calories of fat but I cannot store any
more than two thousand calories of carbohydrate so that in no way makes
carbohydrates essential claim number seven the brain and the red blood cells
use glucose only so this is half true the brain we talked about it can run as
much as 75% on fad through ketones so that is incorrect
but here is a correct statement the red blood cells do only use glucose but it’s
never a problem because there’s always some blood glucose available but they
don’t need a whole lot because the red blood cells are interesting little
things they’re very specialized during their development they eject their
nucleus so they don’t have a lot of stuff in them that needs energy to
manufacture things they’re transport vehicles and their job is to transport
oxygen not to use it if you have to use anything else than sugar you have to use
oxygen so that’s a specialization that the red blood cells have gone through so
that they can deliver oxygen without using it however they can only get about
two units of ATP from a glucose molecule instead of 38 if we want to get more
than two we have to use the oxygen and again the red blood cells job is to
deliver oxygen not to use it up that’s why they only use glucose and they’re
the only cells that do that as far as I know claim number eight there are two
molecules of water associated with every molecule of glycogen and it is true that
glycogen is what we call hydrophilic it attracts water it holds water to it like
a sponge but it’s incorrect that it’s two molecules to one molecule because
glycogen is an enormous molecule it holds tens of thousands of units to it
so there’s tens of thousands of molecules of water per like a molecule
not two so the two comes from the fact that it holds about two to three times
its weight in water claim number nine on a low-carb diet you can lose weight
initially and you will lose six to ten pounds very
quickly but it’s all water there’s some truth to this because most of the weight
loss in the beginning is water but that’s true for no matter what diet you
go on it is not true that six to ten pounds are due to the water loss from
glycogen that is limited about three to four pounds because you can only store
about one pound of glycogen which holds about two to three times its weight in
water claim number 10 ketosis is only normal if you’re sick or starving this
is not true again there’s thousands of processes
going on in the body all the time and they don’t go on or off they go up or
down and every night you do a little bit of up regulation for ketosis everyone
makes more ketones during the night so it’s a normal phenomenon and it’s true
there is more when we are sick or starving because the body is very
adaptive claim number eleven you may lose weight with the ketogenic diet but
he says it’s all water loss and also he says the weight loss is not sustainable
because if you keep eating like that then you’re gonna gain the weight back
so again I’m sorry all you guys who have consistently lost weight over years and
years that didn’t really happen and we do know that carbohydrates is a food
that triggers insulin and insulin is a fat storage hormone so we do know and
there is an abundance of meta analysis meta studies on this and there’s a lot
of clinical research and results as well that the carbohydrates trigger insulin
causes fat storage and insulin resistance if you want to
get out of that you reduce the carbs and you fix the problem claim number twelve
fat in the blood slows the blood flow and thereby creates insulin resistance
high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease and this is really interesting
because it’s the blood sugar that turns into fat triglycerides high
triglycerides which is fat in the blood is almost invariably caused by high
blood sugar because if your insulin resistance the blood sugar can’t get out
into the cell so the body has no choice but to convert it into fat and now you
have some of this happening but the insulin resistance is a result of the
carbohydrates not the fat and the high cholesterol and the cardiovascular
disease comes from inflammation which is a result of insulin due to carbohydrates
so end an incorrect statement claim number thirteen these are all the
reasons that the World Health Organization recommends a high carb diet
the main reason that they do that is that they’re politicians and there is
something called lobbying the biggest industry in the world is processed foods
and they need to pack a bunch of starch and sugar into their food and they have
lobbyists who influence all these politicians in the World Health
Organization and any other health organization that’s why the Captain
Crunch and the marshmallow cereals have a heart-healthy symbol on them because
there is lobbying activity claim number fourteen low-carb and keto is not good
in the long run it’s not a long term diet
so the only way the longest term that I can think of would be as long as Homo
sapiens has been around then that would be about 250,000 years there is probably
most likely due to all the available evidence we have probably had a whole
lot better access to fat and protein through the months of the year then we
have vegetables and fruit and grain grain is a new addition in the last
10,000 years so low carb and ketosis is what humans have done for most of their
existence so long term study would be the 250,000 years that we have been
around so again that is not a correct statement so one thing that he said was
that that I completely agree with that a lot of confusion comes about from eating
processed foods it’s not so much whether we can eat a certain potato or we can
eat a certain thing but it’s when we turn the potato into a potato chip it is
when we we process the food we destroy the nutrients we change it around
we still need to eat low carb but if we eat whole food it’s gonna be pretty much
low carb and grains have not been part of human diet for all of these years as
far as the vegan aspect I don’t want to get into a whole lot of detail so this
is not about vegan versus not but we need to understand that some of the
things that we do can be good short-term and some can be good long-term so
vegetables are cleansing they’re wonderful for a short period of time to
clean out the body to cleanse the liver to assist the body and getting rid of
accumulated junk but it’s not a long-term plan it’s not good for the
long term because it doesn’t have the building blocks animal products have
better quality building block and they’re more bioavailable they go
more directly in in their natural form in the body so we need both
we need vegetables and we need animal foods animal foods and vegetables in the
long run for balance and lots and lots of vegetables for periods of time as a
cleanse so I hope that helps answer some of these questions and these are
important questions these are very very common misunderstandings there’s a lot
of myths there’s a lot of outright misinformation so if you’d like me to do
individual videos on some of these then please let me know I’ll probably do some
anyway but if there’s specific ones that you’d like to know more about let me
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52 thoughts on “GojiMan Vegan Low Carb Diet: What A Mistake! Reply

  1. This video is more about low carb diets. At the end we discuss veganism. Learn more about low carb diets https://youtu.be/ykPdkd5ALGc?list=PLpTTF6wMDLR4vimf34xYUof-BJJNlhMZH

  2. The idea of vegetables not being sustainable long term is v strange to me. We’re forever being told to eat more of them, after all.

  3. Love this my friend. Did you get monetized when I wasn't looking? Congratulations. That is awesome. This is very good advice. What is your thoughts on intermittent fasting?

  4. I never knew the heart needed good fat good information Fat protein and carbs all turn into APT WOW! These videos are well needed glad I came over. By the way I love the music you have playing quietly in the back.

  5. Dr. Ekberg, i was wondering about your opinion on the connection between anti-depressives and weight gain ? Also what can one do about it ?

  6. Hello again, Dr. Sten. I watched this video on the Discord stream.
    A very nice video here, very professional and well-presented.
    To the content of this video, I had a question. 2 weeks ago I started the Atkins diet. In my first week, I lost 11 pounds. In my second week, however, I've lost nothing. I count my carbs carefully and do not exceed 20, so I'm thinking the problem is the addition of either Bragg apple cider vinegar and Mio water enhancers. Both show 0 carbohydrates, yet I've heard conflicting information about both of these products. Do you see any correlation between these products and my stalled weight loss?

  7. The thumbs down are from vegans that don't want to hear the truth. GojiMan is going to school where they teach information based off old information and he has no in practice reality.

  8. Gluconeogenesis is overblown in keto/carnivore communities. It’s used to freak people out and convince them to eat less protein.

  9. Gee!
    You explained that our ancestors did not eat grains and many carbs and that this changed starting 10k years ago.
    This is when the population explosion began and civilization began and technologies were developed. Also, this is when the development of carbs for nutrition began. So it seems that without carbs the civilized world would not exist and large populations would have never developed. Our pancreas exists because we need to consume carbs.

  10. Please don't put music in your future videos. It's very distracting. The previous videos I've watched have no music which I like.

  11. Great, educational, comprehensive video. So glad you made this one which I will pass on to others who need this info. I especially enjoyed your WHO description. Too many people do not realize the grave flaws in this (and other) institutions…and why. I will be re-watching this video so I am better armed when those inevitable conversations regarding 'No, this not that because…' . Because of flawed info and myths. Thank you!

  12. Interesting re RBC metabolism Didn't realize that, but obvious when you think about it! Is it possible to cleanse occationsly with low carb high fat vegan foods. Could doing such a thing impact IBS? or mighten it be ok after doing carnivore for long enough to heal gut lining? Can you suggest any vegan healthy foods? Frankly the only thing I can consider is avacados and olives and MCT coconut products (milk, creme butter) at this time, anything else out there? Recently discovered your channel and enjoy content greatly, ty Doctor!

  13. Doctor , My wife is a vegetarian from India having diabetes and hypothyroid patient. we are eating low carb 15 vegetables as listed in your other video about keto diet in good quantity. The vegetables we r unable to take are cauliflower and broccoli (even though i can take both since i am relatively healthy with fewer (one or two in a year) disturbances of mild headaches. we have to add avocado in the list. we r not facing any problems in following this keto diet. Please guide whether my wife can take cauliflower and broccoli being hypothyroid patient?

  14. Very interesting facts concerning red blood cells. I wonder when the world will wake up to the fact that sugar is a toxin. The food lobbyists must be connected to Big Pharma. 🙂

  15. Could you make a video talking about the pitfalls of a vegan diet and why people run into problems/ become malnourished, and how the ADA and WHO's calculations are incorrect. Vegan diets lack bioavailability.

  16. Music is awful when you are trying to concentrate and paying attention NOT to music. Hard to listen and annoying.

  17. Dr. Sten, could you tell us if a low carb high fat diet can be made from nuts like walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, coconut oil, butter, ghee, cheese (including cottage cheese) etc and used in the long term instead of meat, fish and poultry? Indians are suffering from diabetes and obesity. But most won't eat meat/fish/poultry being vegetarians. Some could eat egg, though. Your expert opinion would really help.

  18. I am new to your channel.  I must say that I find the information you share very insightful.  I love learning the physiology of the body; you are able to communicate it in ways easily understood.  I am using the information to help not only me, in need of some weight loss, but also my mother who is insulin resistant and who's blood sugar was up to the 130's; now she is consistently in the very low 100's.  I love coming to your class!!  Thank you for your service.

  19. Dr. Sten, after listening to your talks I get a message that any progress, even if gradual, from high carb to low carb (not necessarily keto) diet will help reduce insulin resistance/diabetes, and as long as there is no overeating it will help in losing body fat too. Am I right in my understanding? As vegetarians we may find it difficult to achieve keto, but certainly can try to reduce carbs intake to say 35%. Will that help proportionately? Please comment. Your views will help many Indians. Thank you.

  20. In these great classes I don't feel the need for music, at all as it just drives my attention away. To anyone with some knowledge in nutrition, just by those statements this GojiMan looks like he is not very high on his knowledge about nutrition and  human nutritional history. Either he is a lobbyist or these affirmations are a side effect of being vegan. Great video as usual Dr..

  21. I like the portion of why the body uses glucose first as energy—Dr. Ekberg replies "because glucose is dangerous fuel of the body hence it gets rid of it first using it as energy; hence it does not follow that it is the preferred fuel by the body." (paraphrased). How could I miss this video way back to 2018?

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