Nutrition/Health

On Carnivore, Are Plants Bad or Animal Products Just Healthier?

Paul Saladino, MD explains how we may have overstated the health benefits of plants and who can benefit from going nose-to-tail carnivore.

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————————————– Key Timestamps———————————-
02:30 If you eat an animal, nose to tail, you will get everything you need to function optimally.
04:30 Plants don’t want to be eaten and have developed antinutrients to dissuade insects and animals from eating them in abundance.
05:35 About 2 ½ million years ago in our evolution, there was a shift in our primate lineage when we began eating animals far more than plants.
08:03 Eating plants is not optimal or ideal.
09:11 Fossil records of Neanderthals and homo sapiens from northern Europe show that they were high level carnivores, higher than other known animal carnivores.
11:51 It is difficult to look at existing hunter gatherers and make conclusions about where we came from.
16:37 Perhaps our view of polyphenols and fiber are incorrect.
19:51 Most polyphenols and plant compounds are plant defense chemicals called phytoalexins. These compounds are to defend the plant against insects and fungus.
23:19 Why do we think plant compounds/plant defense chemicals are good for us? In research we assume that they have benefit.
30:43 The concept of molecular hormesis is not the same as environmental hormesis. We should look at these compounds for their overall impact, not just the beneficial aspects.
34:57 It difficult to outsmart 3 million years of natural history and evolution.
37:11 Vegan diets are full of plant toxins.
38:04 What is in your supplements?
40:25 The estrogens are in high levels in American grain fed cattle and almost none in Japanese cattle.
41:18 Mycoestrogen is a mold pellet that is placed in a cow’s ear so the cow will need 30% less feed/get 30% fatter on the same amount of feed.
50:50 Organ meats are cheap, cheaper than muscle meat.
51:17 Food is the arbiter of the quality of your life. Functional nutrition and root cause nutrition is not part of western medical training.
55:57 Two meals a day is common with a carnivore diet.
58:27 Eating only muscle meat is not nutritionally complete.
58:57 Protein consumption in humans has a sweet spot and is probably individual to each human..
59:30 Your body does not run on protein. Humans run on either fat or carbohydrate. We use protein as building blocks.
01:01:01 A fasting glucose of 70 to 80 is the sweet spot.
01:01:45 The sweet spot for protein may be about .6 to 1.1 grams per pound of lean body weight. Eat more fat.
01:02:34 Valuable glucose information is garnered with an A.M. glucose test, before you eat and 45 min to 1 hour post-prandial.
01:06:38 If you are in ketosis, LDL generally rises.
01:09:22 When you are on a fat-based metabolism and making ketones, your body makes more cholesterol. Ketones and cholesterol share a common pathway in the liver.
01:17:34 Dr. Saladino has found that patients on carnivore or keto are more hormonally sensitive. T3 decreases with tissue sensitivity and antibodies come down.
01:21:01 Most flavonoids have estrogenic activity, stimulating the estrogen receptor.
01:23:51 There are no reports of vitamin A toxicity from overconsumption of beef or lamb liver. Vitamin A in food form is processed differently than from a supplement.
01:24:45 Choline is in liver, egg yolks and muscle meat. It can turn into TMAO. It is a precursor for phosphatidyl choline, needed to make membranes in our cells. It is a precursor for acetylcholine.
01:25:57 Riboflavin: People are probably not getting enough riboflavin. This is probably behind the activation of different MTHFR polymorphisms.
01:30:41 Dr. Saladino’s elevator pitch: What are the vitamins and minerals that humans need to function optimally and how do we avoid toxins? Be an engineer. Pop the hood.

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