Everyone Is Different And We Need Different Diets? Dr Greger & Dr Klaper

Everyone Is Different And We Need Different Diets? Dr Greger & Dr Klaper

Have you ever heard of the term Bio-Individuality? Well it means “There’s no onesize-fits-all
diet – each person is a unique individual with highly individualized nutritional requirements.” There’s the belief that “Personal differences
in genetics metabolism, body composition and cell structure all influence our overall health
and the foods that make us feel our best and that no single way of eating works for everyone. But is this really true? Believe it or not There’s no nutrient in
animal flesh and fluids that humans can’t get from where the animal got it: the sun
and the earth. If we don’t want to eat bugs dirt and feces
like animals do, we can take a vitamin B12 supplement. Nutritional epidemiologist Micaela Karlsen
and nutritionist Carla Golden have both made it clear that biochemically all humans are
roughly 99.5% similar to any other humans and “When born into and living in a state
of health, we are very similar to one another in our nutritional needs, [as were all members
of a species.] It’s only when the body is in a state of
disease that we need personalized nutrition.” Take for example those with advanced heart
disease they may need to eliminate plant fats for a time, someone with severe hypothyroidism
may need to limit their intake of raw cruciferous vegetables and an individual with inflammatory
bowel disease, who’s had their colon removed, may need to limit and monitor their fiber
intake. But again it’s only in a state of disease
that customized nutritional approaches become necessary. However this does not mean that someone needs
to eat outside the realm of natural human foods that do not support human anatomy. Also the registered dietician Ginny Messina
states: “Some people may need to work a little bit harder to obtain everything they
need. And some vegans are not getting enough of
what they need because they are eating diets that are too restrictive and/or they are not
taking appropriate supplements” The National Academy of Sciences has written a sourcebook
for the nutrient requirements of humans and many other species, including poultry cattle,
fish, swine, cats, dogs, nonhuman primates, and more. And According to the National Academy of Sciences,
Institute of Medicine’s macronutrient recommendations for humans, we need: 0.8 grams per kilogram
of body weight which equates to Roughly 10% protein. At least 6% essential fats and at least 130
grams of carbohydrates. The American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics,
state “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned
vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally
adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain
diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate
for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy,
childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.” So now let’s hear from Dr Greger and Dr
Klaper as they address the notion that “we’re all different and need different diets”
[Dr Greger] If you go to a zoo there’s a gorilla diet, there’s a lemur diet it’s
not like “Oh you’re lemur number 12 so you get some crazy diet, no there’s a diet
that’s naturally tuned to our biology. We evolved for millions of years so we broke
from our last great ape ancestors about 20 million years ago so for the first 90% of
our evolution to about 2 million years ago we ate what our fellow great apes eat which
is basically greens and fruit, a plant based diet almost exclusively plant based diet and
only in the last 10% of our evolution did we start knowing how to make tools and hunting
etc. So our biology is tuned to eating whole food
plant based so no wonder that the same kind of diet that reverses heart disease, the number
1 killer of men and women is the same diet that also reverses diabetes, the same diet
that reverses high blood pressure and so a kidney healthy diet is a liver healthy diet
is a brain healthy diet. Right and it all makes sense because look
it’s an anti inflammatory diet it’s a diet that helps your arteries everywhere throughout
your body So I mean certainly there’s preferences for different foods all over the world but
biologically we’re much more similar than different. There’s studies such as this famous study
recently done where they found that people have different glycemic reactions to different
foods and so one person eating the exact same food can have a slightly different blood sugar
response but in general it’s not like that foods got switched like all of a sudden for
one person eating fruit loops is great they just found that there is variations similarly
some people who cut salt out of their diet their blood pressure doesn’t change that’s
not what happens to most people but some people have salt resistant blood pressure. So there’s certainly genetic differences
that’s why we have physicians who can you know look at your particular blood work and
say “oh this other person eating a very similar diet and in fact even your identical
twin might not be anemic you happen to be anemic so we have to treat you differently
than we treat anyone else based on whatever environmental insults or epigenetic differences”. [Dr Klaper] What isn’t different is the
fact that our bodies evolved from simian ancestors over 150 million years ago they appeared on
this planet and they have spent 150 million in trees eating leaves and fruit and then
on the savannah eating fruit and they were scavenging I’m not saying that the occasional
zebra carcass didn’t get us through times of starvation we have that ability but not
as a regular diet we are not carnivorous apes and that’s what these high meat philosophies
are trying to convince us and when you eat the diet of a mountain lion you’re going
to spawn some terrible diseases in a simian plant eating body. If people have any concern that we’re omnivores,
no we’re not we are herbivores, I would urge them to get on youtube and find the superb
presentation by Dr Milton Mills MD on “Is man an herbivore or an omnivore?” and he
lays out the anatomy in no uncertain terms we are herbivores if you stray from that diet
there is going to be a biological price to pay. [PBSL] Interestingly in the study Dr Greger
mentioned the researchers theorized that differences in the gut microbiome (the natural bacteria
living in a person’s intestine) may explain why people respond differently. The researchers added that they were able
to predict what a person’s glycemic response would be to a particular food based on the
makeup of their microbiome

39 thoughts on “Everyone Is Different And We Need Different Diets? Dr Greger & Dr Klaper

  1. It might be true, but we can all be plant-based. My weight and cholesterol and blood pressure go up when I eat avocados and nuts. So, I just limit the nuts and seeds to a minimum. That's my quirk.

  2. Some vegan diets focus on starch others focus on greens and some focus on raw or fruits. Plant based diets are very varied and yes activity level, lifestyle do play a role

  3. This video is misleading and not entirely true. Although I follow a plant based diet, I cannot eat nuts and avacados. The high fat plant foods, I find difficult to digest. And this is due, in large part, because I am composed of primarily fast twitch muscle fibres and the primary fuel for these muscles is carbohydrates. It seems that my body "knows" the types of food to eat and avoid. Conversely, an athlete who competes in ultra-endurance events would probably "want to eat" more "fatty" foods because they are the primary fuel source for these types of athletes. So the long and the short of it is that, "yes", there are different dietary requirements depanding on the muscle fibre composition and the activity level of the person.

  4. This. Was. Brilliant!⭐
    You've literally outdone yourself, my London friend, and I never thought such a thing would even be possible!
    This video, with the incredibly spot on clips you've included from two of our extraordinairily wise and wonderful, amazing plant-based doctors topped it off!

    Because I've often pondered why some people do seem to have different tolerances, different conditions as it were, and wondering what could be the reason for things such as allergies, (how some people can eat nuts all day long and others will die just being near them and or their oils) not just likes and dislike differences, and included in this musing is people's reactions and preferences to sweet, sour, bitter, salty, hot (as in peppers). Obviously some things are genetic, like the toxic reactions just mentioned,. But it only makes sense that, being from the same species, only individual gut microbiome conditions, are likely to be the cause for some of these differences.

    It also reminded me how important our immune system is, and how it is crucial that we maintain, and take care of it as we would a newborn baby. Thank you for this especially wonderful gem!

    PS, if I ever start a YouTube channel of my own I hope you won't mind if I also use that cheerful outro music of yours, only because I love it so much!🎶💙

  5. Yes, glad you mentioned the microbiome in the end, because that is probably the main thing that makes us different when it comes to nutrition, except for some rare genetic differences. The microbiome is very flexible, and can also be manipulated as we learn more about it.

  6. No nutrient in animal flesh that can't be obtained where the animal got it (trace amounts don't count as they cant supply us adequately)?

    DHA and EPA
    and all the ones that WE ARE YET TO DISCOVER!
    I'm a vegan (3 years)… but lets not tell lies here

  7. 130 gm of carbs is only 520 calories, 6% of 2000 calories is 120 and at 9 calories per gm for fat that’s only 13.3 gms of fat, so far that’s 640 calories and with protein being 10% of diet, 10% of 2000 is 200 divided by 4 is 50gm of protein That is still less than 1000 calorie diet. Who is making these numbers up or did I do the math wrong?

  8. I’m convinced. I quit eating meat as a young adult when I first heard of vegetarianism 40 years ago. Then when I heard of veganism I dropped the dairy.

  9. Every time I hear the "everybody is different" argument for people wanting to eat animal based foods, I want to slam my head against the wall. Even when I wasnt vegan this argument seemed ignorant to me.

  10. An element of truth: SOME people can consume cholesterol & saturated fat, (beef , pork, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese), without suffering negative health effects, but they don't NEED to eat that way. (It's a bad bet to assume you're one of those people!)

  11. In 10,000 years most europeans became tolerant to milk, while most asians are NOT tolerant because they didn't drink milk. If europeans kept drinking milk for hundreds of thousands of years they might have developed a necessity for milk.
    I wonder what europeans ate for 100,000 plus years while surviving in frigid weather. Maybe fish and animials for 7-8 months per year? Could their genetics have changed and adapted? Maybe some people need a little extra cholesterol, zinc, iron and omega 3's. All a person needs to do if they feel like crap on a vegan diet is add a little meat.

  12. What a great video. Too many people think they're "special".. particularly those who think we need to stare at the sun for nutrients. :/

  13. It is true people have food allergies etc ever heard of the fodmap diet. My daughter has ibs. You lot are so stuck in dogma! You are like a religion.

  14. That’s a misleading statement that we are biochemically 99.5% identical to other humans. It’s the 0.5% that makes all the difference. These are small changes in genes that don’t account for much in terms of total DNA differences but have profound effects.

  15. I have been following Dr. Gregor's 'How not to die' diet for a year now and have found it very helpful in giving me advice on how to make my vegan diet healthier. And, compared to a highly processed diet of junk food, or even an average western yet, it is obviously streets ahead. However, I had many problems with eating large quantities of cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens, and legumes as recommended by him and others. Bloating, gas and general uncomfortable feelings followed after many meals, though they were eaten slowly. Then I stumbled across the Ayurvedic approach to diet, and discovered that this 5,000 year old traditional approach to diet, health and medicine does actually give very specific guidelines about the best foods to eat according to your body type, of which there are basically three. After a few weeks of following the advice of Ayurveda for my body type which – surprise surprise – does not thrive on great quantities of cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens,and legumes (apart for mung beans) , I was able to drastically reduce my symptoms, without abandoning the general guidelines for a healthy vegan diet according to the experts. I haven't cancelled cruciferous vegetables of leafy greens from my diet completely, but I have increased the use of other vegetables, particularly root vegetables, which are better suited for my body type, with great results. So In the end I have to disagree with the idea that, while the vegan diet in general may be best, one specific diet suits everybody, even in good health. As Ayurveda says, every food is good for somebody, but no food is good for everybody. This means that, while staying within the general vegan guidelines advocated by Dr. Gregor et al, I can tweak or personalise the advice to make my diet even more healthy and sustainable for me. I think this approach could be a great way to help people to stay on a whole food, vegan diet without being put off by avoidable problems and undesirable side effects. It must also be said that the traditional Ayurveda diet is not vegan, since it allows for the use of dairy products, and a very occasional use of meat, but it can easily be adapted to a vegan approach. Certainly the advice it gives about which types of vegetables/fruit/ nuts/spices/grains to use for your body type can be very helpful in tweaking a vegan dirt to suit each individual better. In short, my thanks to Dr Gregor and others for showing the general direction to go in, and also to Ayurveda for fine-tuning my diet even more. Anybody out there with similar stories?

  16. Well we aren’t just herbivore, we are frugivore as well. We need the high amounts of glucose from the fruits and the nutrients from the veggies

  17. Like any addiction they will feel sick&have withdrawals&the sick feeling is part of the whole detoxification process thats always takes place when breaking more toxic disease related foods such as fat in meats,cheese&dairy, fast food, highly processed foods&high sugar intake changing diet like even stopping caffeine which is like a drug too will bring on uncomfortable feelings but just like stopping drug to have a better quality of life physically&mentally. Studies show in prisons&schools a big drastic difference in lowering behavior problems&it made them feel much more stable emotionally&mentally able to focus without much agitation, anxiety&depression that is because of consuming libing beings with emotions&consciousness why would we eat from loving harmless animals that cry tears for their family members being taken to slaughter just because we been conditioned we have to cut up a body slab of muscles&fat put in a package call it a sandwhich&make it seem as if its not a being who had emotions. And were not carnivorous because only they can rip into an animal digest it raw&only able to chew up&down motion, while us herbivores are able to chew side to side to help us better chew because we dont really have canine teeth&also our digestive tract aren't made to digest raw meat so naturally its not entirely meant for us to eat. All the nutrients&protein is only because of their plant base diet which is small compared to eating plants itself that are much higher in protein&calcium that are marketed for us to make billions off their inhumane animal holocaust plus those who slaughter have high criminal rates& mentally ill which is because of all that barbaric beastly murderous actions. Though shall not kill or take part in it. Is there any wonder why theres lack of empathy because of this animal diet is disensitizing us&becoming normalized. It's very saddening for us to be okay acting beastly like were animals but were not we only kill for survival that is the only reason we had to eat meat at last resort&that is why we ask for forgiveness, in their sacrification to nourish but what good is it to pray over what we didn't have to take part in their killing when theres so much other REAL food not animals because like i said only animals eat other animals in lack of consciences.

  18. What about people with severe allergies. Are there people who can't eat most plants? I don't hear any plant based people talking about this

  19. Shortly after I decided to go to a whole food plant-based diet, I had a blood panel done. They said I had a hypothyroid. I was also low in sodium. So I looked up which plants had high amounts of sodium. I found celery. So, I started consuming a bunch of celery along with raw whole foods. A few months later I had another blood panel done. My thyroid was perfect, so was the sodium, iron, B21, and everything else was just fine. As months went along I got off all of the medications and everything was going great. I am not raw now, but I am still doing very well.

  20. Agree with the principle presented in this video, but feel the augumentation is not as convincing as it could be. More detail is needed to talk about differences in gut microbiome, differences in blood type, BMI and the claimed "3 metabolic types" that are often cited as excuses not to eat plant-based.

  21. Why doesn't science just come out once and for all to state that humans are unequivocally herbovores and put this matter to bed for good?

  22. I do NEED more protein than the vegan establishment says we need. So I eat 25 grams of organic Soy protein isolate 2x per day and feel so much better. If I were consuming 3500+ calories per day then perhaps I would get enough protein only in the food–but not on 2500. One thing they leave out is the brain evolution component in the last 250k years….

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