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Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont

August 30, 2019

Translator: Giedrė Kasparaitytė
Reviewer: Denise RQ Today, I’d like to talk about
turning around an epidemic. One hundred million Americans right now
do have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, and that puts them
at risk for amputations, for heart disease, for blindness. and we’re exporting
this epidemic overseas. The word “epidemic” comes from Old Greek: ‘epi’ means ‘on’, ‘demos’ means ‘people’, so an epidemic is something we study with
sterile statistics, and maps, and graphs, but the truth is, it’s something that impinges directly on people,
on living, breathing human-beings. But my story actually starts
in the basement of a Minneapolis hospital. The year before I went to medical school,
I was the morgue attendant, or as I’d like to say,
“the autopsy assistant”. What that meant was, whenever anybody died,
I would bring the body out of the cooler, and put the body on
an examination table, and the pathologist
would come into the room. And one day, a person died
in a hospital of a massive heart attack. Probably from eating hospital food,
but that’s another story. (Laughter) To examine the heart,
you have to remove a section of ribs, and this is not done with great delicacy: you take what looks like a garden clipper, and you go crunch, crunch, crunch,
through the ribs on this side, and crunch, crunch, crunch,
through the ribs on this side. And the pathologist pulled
this big high wedge of ribs off the chest, set it on the table. And he knew I was going to be
going to medical school, so he wanted to make sure
that I saw everything. And he would say, “Neal, look at this.
These are the coronary arteries,” – we call them coronary
because they crown the heart – and he sliced one open,
and he said, “Look inside.” With my gloved finger, I poked around,
and it wasn’t a wide open artery, it had what was sort
of like chewing gum inside, except that it was hard
like a rock, and he said, “That’s your bacon and eggs,
Neal, that’s atherosclerosis.” And we looked at the carotid arteries
going to the brain, the arteries going to the legs,
the arteries going to the kidneys. They all had this hardening
of the arteries, that’s atherosclerosis. He said, “We see the beginnings of this
in two thirds of people by age 23, which happened to be the exact age
that I was at the time. (Laughter) So, anyway, he writes up his findings, “massive atherosclerosis,
acute myocardial infarction,” and he leaves the room. So, I picked up the ribs
and put them back in the chest, tried to make them fit
right with the other ribs, and I sewed up the skin, and cleaned up, and then I went out
and went up to the cafeteria, where turned out
they were serving ribs for lunch. (Laughter) Now, let me tell you something,
I knew about ribs. I grew up in Fargo, North Dakota,
I come from a long line of cattle ranchers and I remember the smell
of the cows out in the field, I remember the smell of the cows
in my grandpa’s barn and driving a load of cattle
with my uncle to East Saint Louis, to the National Stockyards, and I remember the National
Stockyards hotel, two dollars a night, and the smell of that room. (Laughter) And I have to say, everyday in my life, it was roast beef,
baked potatoes, and corn. Except for special occasions, when it was
roast beef, baked potatoes, and peas. (Laughter) And that’s the sort of the way we ate, but my father did not like
the cattle business, so he left, left the family farm,
and he went to medical school. And he spent his life at the Fargo clinic
treating diabetes, he became a diabetes expert
for the whole region. And I have to say
my father really was frustrated because patients were given diets
that they did not like. What we would say is,
or what they would say, is diabetes is a condition
where it’s too much sugar in your blood, so don’t eat anything that turns to sugar,
so don’t eat bread, don’t eat fruit, don’t eat pasta, rice, sweet potatoes, don’t eat regular potatoes,
beans, don’t eat carrots; all these things had to be limited
and while you are at it, cut calories, and that’s what people had to adhere to,
that’s gets old by Wednesday. Patients were also given medicines,
and they were given needles, and instructions on how to stick
their fingers and how to inject insulin. And despite all of this,
diabetes never got better, it always progressed, and it then became something
that we’re exporting overseas. And when I got out of medical school,
we had more medicines, and I think we had sharper needles,
but to tell you the truth, it was the same sort of result,
we had unhappy patients, and we’ve never ever cured
this disease, it never turned around, it was always considered
a progressive disease. But there are two scientific discoveries
that really turned all this around. And the first one was taking
the widest possible lens. If you look around the world, at those countries that have the least
diabetes, like Japan, for example, they weren’t following anything like the diet we were given
to diabetic patients. They weren’t saying, “I’m not going
to eat rice, I won’t eat noodles,” they eat this kind of food all the time,
it’s front and center on their plate. And the second discovery
came from looking inside the cell, especially the muscle cell. And the reason we look
at muscle cells in particular is that’s where glucose is going,
that’s where blood sugar is going, that’s the fuel that powers your movement. Do you know about a person
who’s running a marathon? What are they doing in the weeks leading
up for it? They’re carbo-loading. So they’re eating pasta,
they’re eating bread to try to get that glucose
into the cell for energy. And that is the problem in diabetes, because glucose, glucose is there,
outside the cell, trying get inside. In order to get in, it needs a key.
And that key is insulin. Now, what if I get home,
and I’m getting up to my front door and take my key out of the pocket,
I put it in the front door– Wait a minute, it’s not working. And there’s nothing wrong
with my key, but I look in the lock, and while I was gone,
somebody put chewing gum in my lock. So what am I going to do?
Crawling in and out the window? No. I’m going to clean out the lock. Well, when a person has diabetes,
their insulin key is not working. Why would that be?
Why could insulin not signal? What supposed to happen is the glucose
is supposed to enter into the cell. And [insulin] is the key
that makes that happen. But the reason it doesn’t happen it’s not that there’s
chewing gum inside the cell. What there is, is fat.
Fat, little globules of fat. I have to say, doctors hate
words like “fat”,it has one syllable. (Laughter) So we want to call it
intramyocellular lipid. (Laughter) ‘Intra’ means’ inside’, ‘myo’ means
‘muscle’, ‘cellular’ means ‘cellular’ (Laughter) ‘lipid’ means ‘fat’. Intramyocellular lipid is fat
inside your muscle cells, and that is what interferes with insulin’s ability to work
like a key to signal glucose coming in. In 2003, The National Institute of Health
gave my research team a grant and said, “Let’s test something
completely different. Instead of limiting breads
and all these kinds of things, if fat is the issue, what if we have
a diet that has effectively no fat in it?” Well, where does fat come from? It comes from two sources: animal products, animal fat,
and vegetable oils. So we brought in 99 people,
and we asked them to do two things: to really eat a bounty of food
and not worrying about quantity, we’re not counting calories here, we’re not counting carb grams
or anything like that. What we’re doing instead, is we’re setting the animal products aside
keeping the vegetable oils low. Very simple. One of our participants
was a man named Vance, and Vance’s father was dead by age 30. Vance was 31 when he was
diagnosed with diabetes, he was in his late 30s
when he came to see us. And he said, “This is not hard!” Unlike every other diet he’d been on,
we didn’t care how many carbs he ate, or how many calories,
or how many portions. If he was having chilli,
not a meat chilli, would be a bean chilli,
chunky vegetable chilli. If he was having spaghetti,
instead of a meat topping, it would be topped
with artichoke hearts and wild mushrooms,
and chunky tomato sauce. So that kind of thing; very, very easy. Over the course
of about a year, he lost 60 pounds, his blood sugar came down
and down, and down, and one day his doctor
sat him down and said, “Vance, I know you’ve had
family members die of this disease.” But he said, “I look at your blood tests;
you don’t have it anymore.” And can you imagine what that feels like
to have family members who felt there’s this absolutely one way street
and have this disease just turn around? And when I asked Vance’s permission
to tell you about his story, he said, “Make sure you tell everybody that
my erectile dysfunction went away too.” (Laughter) Write that down. (Laughter) So, we published our findings
in peer-reviewed journals, the American Diabetes Association cites it
and accepts this as an effective approach. And people around the world
started using this and I heard from a man in England, who wanted to let me know
about his experience. He had had diabetes, tried all kinds of diets
without a lot of success. And then he heard about our approach,
tried it for several weeks, went to the doctor,
the doctor drew a number of blood tests. And he got home. The phone rang,
“This is the doctor’s office. Could you come back right now? So he [goes], “Good heavens!
What’s in my blood test? He races into his car,
he’s driving to doctor’s office thinking what disease did they discover
on my blood test, what did they find …” And he runs into. They say,”We need you to sit down.
Explain exactly what you’ve been doing.” All traces of his diabetes were gone. The doctor said,
“Your blood tests are better than mine, and I don’t have diabetes,
how is this possible?” The doctor explained to him, “We can never
say a person has been cured of diabetes because we all know that’s not possible,
but technically, it’s not there. And the doctor was skeptical, he said, “Come back in two months,
I want to test you again.” Never came back. Now, wait a minute. Diabetes is genetic, right? It runs in families. And there, in fact,
are genes for diabetes, but this is an important thing
to remember, genes are in two categories. Certain genes are dictators, I’m talking about the genes that say,
‘blue eyes’ or ‘brown hair’. They are dictators,
they give orders, you can’t argue. But the genes for diabetes are committees. They’re making suggestions. And you can say, “Wait a minute, I don’t really think
I want to have diabetes.” And, in fact, most disease genes,
whether it’s for heart disease, or diabetes, or hypertension,
certain forms of cancer, even Alzheimer’s disease, they’re not dictators, they’re committees. And their activity depends on
what we put into our bodies. So, what I’m saying is that we’re putting into our bodies
foods that we’re really not designed for. Which raises the question:
what foods are we really designed for? There are different ways
of looking at this. And one is called the dental test.
Do you know the dental test? What you do is you wait
for your cat to yawn, and you look in your cat’s mouth
and what you notice is in its mouth are these very, very long
protruding canine teeth, and on each side of its mouth,
it’s just like a pitchfork that’s really good for capturing pray,
killing small animals, and ripping the hide off the flesh
and eating meat. So now look at your own mouth. What you discover is that your canine teeth
are no longer than your incisors. And that change occurred
at least 3,5 million years ago. So our molars are really good
for crunching on an apple, they’re not so hot for handling roadkill. There’s the bunny test.
Do you know the bunny test? (Laughter) You take a bunny, and you put the bunny
in front of your cat (Laughter) what you discover, no matter how young your cat is,
the cat has this irrepressible desire to capture, attack, kill,
and swallow that bunny. Now, you put the very same bunny
in front of a toddler or baby. (Laughter) And what you discover is
the toddler say, “Bunny, bunny!” They want to play and the baby
is just absolutely delighted, the idea of killing and eating him
would never occur to him in a million years. We’re learning something here. Do you know the box test?
(Laughter) You take a box that it was used
to carry electronic equipment, and you look around at the bottom
and what you find is silica gel. And silica gel is there
to take moisture out of the box. And apparently, the manufacturers
of silica gel have realized that human-beings are so indiscriminate
in their eating habits, that they have to put
these words on it, “Do not eat”. (Laughter) So, here’s how I put this together: human-beings are naturally herbivores,
but we’re really easily thrown off track. (Laughter) The fact of the matter is,
before the Stone Age, people would have been
just terrible hunters, really. You know this is true
because we’re not very quick. A lion, a lion is quick, in the forest,
a lion can easily catch a gazelle. A hawk or a falcon
can easily catch a mouse. Humans, we sort of catch cold.
That’s like it. (Laughter) We don’t really detect pray very well,
we don’t have sensitive noses. If you look at the dog, a dog has a very highly
developed sense of smell, they can detect pray at long distances, which is why they are used in airports to detect bombs, and drugs,
and that kind of things. And their sense of hearing
far outstrips ours, they are outfitted
to be able to detect pray. Now, human-beings, we have
cute noses and we have cute ears, but we really are pathetic as hunters. And if you’re going to succeed
as a carnivore, you need good sharp claws,
good sharp teeth, you need to be very, very quick, and you need to have sensitive hearing,
sensitive smell, sensitive vision. Which actually raises the question: what is the most sensitive part
of the human body? What do you think? Well, I actually learned the answer. As I was coming here,
I was at the airport. And the TSA agent pulled me aside
and said, “I got to do a pat down, and when I get to a sensitive part
of your body, I’ll use the back of my hand.” And I realized that apparently, the most sensitive part of the human body
must be our back side, I guess. So, anyway, what I take from this
is that meat eating began somehow. How did it begin? I put that question to Richard Leakey. – Richard Leakey,
the famous paleoanthropologist – and what he said was, “You know, human-beings as herbivores,
you don’t have to be quick, you don’t have to be
particularly sharp or sensitive because you don’t really have
to sneak up on a strawberry, it’s just sitting, not doing anything. But to become carnivores
really took some work. And it probably started as scavenging.” In other words,
a lion doesn’t eat everything. When they walk away
from the little pile of bones they’ve left there’s a little meat there, and humans could
relatively easily sneak in and cut some of that off and take it back. Now, that requires having
some tools to do that with. So once the Stone Age arrived, then we had the possibility
of actually doing that. And once we had arrowheads,
and axes, and that sort of thing, then we were really on to something. Meat eating really became a big thing.
But, we have pre-stone age bodies. To this day, when a person puts
into their body plant foods, their arteries open up again,
their diabetes starts to get better, their weight starts to come off,
their bodies start to recover. Americans, unfortunately, are
really not on a diabetes reversal diet. Americans today eat more
than a million animals per hour. And the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention say that one of three kids born
in the year 2000 and in the years since is going to get diabetes
at some point in their life. And you see the truth of it,
turn on the television: half the commercials are for burgers,
chicken wings, snack foods, the other half of the commercials
are for medicines to undue the effects
of all the foods that we’re eating. So, that’s where we are. And what if it happened that instead
of a hundred million Americans having diabetes or pre-diabetes, what if all hundred million
had diabetes itself? Or more people than that? All of them need medicines, and testing,
and hospital care, and so forth. Financially, it’s a disaster. But, personally,
the personal cost is just incalculable. I think we’re starting
to turn the corner: my family has promoted me for generation
after generation, after generation. However, in 2004, we reached the peak
at 201,5 pounds of meat. That’s what the average person
consumed in that year. And in the subsequent years,
it’s dropped and dropped, and we’re now under 190, and hopefully,
that downward trend will continue. But to this day, doctors,
dieticians, nurses will say, “Diabetes is a one way street,
it never goes away.” But that was before
we looked around the world and saw, you know, there are
dietary patterns that are more helpful. And that was before we realized
that looking inside the cell, we can understand how this occurs, and we can understand
how to reverse this process. And it was before we realized that patients will make bigger changes
than we gave them credit for. So, families like mine, that have been selling meat
for generations, instead, maybe could sell carrots,
asparagus, sweet potatoes, and beans, and hopefully, the autopsy room
will more neglected than ever, because people are going to live longer,
and look better, and maybe the hospital cafeteria,
instead of serving ribs, could serve a bounty of helpful foods, and instead of studying epidemics, maybe we could celebrate
a resurgence of health. Thank you very much. (Applause)


  • Reply Don Diego Vega July 20, 2019 at 1:54 am

    His ideas are based on the theory of evolution. Eating plants is good for your health, yes. High carbs? Aren’t! We know this.

  • Reply Stephanie Ellison July 20, 2019 at 10:44 am

    How did this reverse course, leading to 222 lbs of meat in 2018??

  • Reply Dennis Coen July 20, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I don’t know about eating just fruits to live healthy and eat little veggies there and there. That’s truly unsustainable in certain countries. Not possible, unless you bring fruit from another country. Besides we don’t get much fruit growing in Russia during winter. We need carbs if we burn many calories throughout day in the field. Fruits is tasty and thirst quenching and give me much energy, but where I’m from near Siberia that’s not happening and I’m healthy. A lot of folks don’t excercise and want a magic solution for their lifestyle and diet. That’s not happening either. We ment to move, so start moving around.

  • Reply John Leitaker July 20, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    his pants are to long and his jacket is too

  • Reply Christine Gitsham July 21, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations Tim, god bless.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Reply mohlodi tshimollo July 21, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    What a coincidence! Ribs for lunch?

  • Reply David Meseck July 23, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Check out Dr. Eric Berg on You Tube. He has hundreds of short videos on every aspect of many diseases as well as steps you can take to correct each issue with foods and supplements. Most issues are Interrelated and will help anyone who is willing to make some life style changes.

  • Reply guy sumpthin July 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Dont eat ! But silica (silicoaluminate) is in SOME : salts , frozen pizza , vitamins, prescriptions…

  • Reply guy sumpthin July 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    White sugar + pork = majority of type2

  • Reply dan heilman July 24, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    The last ted talk I watched with a lady diabetes expert said the EXACT OPPOSITE. She said carbs and sugar are the enemy because they directly use up some chemical in your liver that diabetics do not have enough of.

  • Reply Mara natha July 24, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    What the keto diet (which works) and the vegetarian approach (which also works) clearly BOTH demonstrate is that significant weight loss reduces and even eliminates diabetes. Meat provides certain things for the body (especially for very young growing children) which it needs to be healthy and is very difficult to obtain through a diet exclusively devoted to vegetables. The Japanese diet contains fish and chicken as primary meat supplements, although in a greatly reduced amount as compared to the western diet. Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between.

  • Reply Fran Rushie July 25, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Very informative…

  • Reply Nick Krug July 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm


  • Reply R L July 25, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    His view is a denial of the Word of the Living God concerning meat.

  • Reply Joseph DuPont July 25, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    They first discovered this when they did autopsies on soldiers from World War 1 and because of the introduction of soda soda pop and sugar that they already had the the coating on the arteries that you discussed looking at that looking at the autopsy

  • Reply T1D_Josh_redneck July 26, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Unfortunately there's no cure for type 1 diabetes which is autoimmune

  • Reply hugtango July 26, 2019 at 8:20 am

    lobbyist lol credibility level zero. Surely being fit and healthy "on spaghetti" yeah right

  • Reply MELODY MUNRO July 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    The biggest struggle anyone with type 2 diabetes or obesity has is not the healing or losing weight. It's wading through the huge amount of diabetes and weight loss information and misinformation, the gimmicks, the hype, the expert opinions, the programs..etc. It is exhausting and disheartening trying to find out what works. One thing I do know is that there is NOT a one size fits all methodology for weight loss and diabetes.

  • Reply Harold Powell July 26, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    His thesis is bold? New? LOL. He is promoting a TRIED and FAILED method of fighting diabetes based, essentially, on the lipid hypothesis of Ansel Keyes.

  • Reply Vitaglish Life July 26, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I learned something while watching. God bless ❤️

  • Reply Nicki nurse July 27, 2019 at 8:26 am

    F you we do not say diabetes is a one way street! We tell every diabetic that if they fast for 5 days a month they will be cured of it. But diabetics LOVE being diabetic! They get the disease from overeating & then think that having the disease is a license to overeat! To continue to do the behavior that caused the problem!!!! "oh if I don't eat constantly!!! My sugar will drop!!!" WE DO NOT TEACH THEM THIS! It's what they want to believe. We teach them to STOP EATING!!!!! Let the poor pancreas rest! But they Don't listen!!

  • Reply Samir Picas July 27, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Try to take foods which are used in fasting acc. to indian tradition . Not necessary everytime . Just try out 1 to 3 times a week for lunch/dinner you may see wonderful imp. in every aspect even on ur first take.

  • Reply dane rude July 27, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    If the baby was hungry the story would be different.

  • Reply Diane Marks July 28, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Thats why we cook the meat

  • Reply Diane Marks July 28, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I love chicken wings

  • Reply Diane Marks July 28, 2019 at 6:45 am

    And i have prediabetis. I lower the amount of medication from 3 to 1 but i want it over

  • Reply ClassicExampleBand July 28, 2019 at 7:42 am

    The easiest way to debunk this moron is to watch s3vrige's video series on vegans, the epitome of mal-nourishment. He shows hard core vegans who basically have aged before their time and are all sickly looking.

  • Reply Joe Montano July 30, 2019 at 3:33 am

    I wonder if I could have it both ways? I could eat a plant based diet of fruit & Vegetables, with whole grains, pulses and beans for 4 days of the week and eat chicken or fish with vegetables and salads no carbs like rice, pasta, bread etc on 3 days of the week.

  • Reply M. Dzerk July 31, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Chimpanzees have incisor teeth, but they also occasionally use sticks to kill their prey. Could it be that our pointed teeth disappeared because we evolved to use spears and kill our prey using tools?

  • Reply Protherium July 31, 2019 at 11:23 am

    … aaaand 2:00 tried and FAILED Lipid Hypothesis!
    What do Veganism and Socialism have in common? They are pseudoscience which fails in real world applications, but is constantly defended by "it was not real socialism/you never been real vegan" and presented around as if those are some brand new revolutionary thingies no one ever knew or tried so far. Veganism and Socialism are failed delusions of the 19th and 20th century. Move on, people!

  • Reply Juan Pascal Luciano Bravado July 31, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    But the Japanese eat a ton of meat, beef, pork, chicken, fish…

  • Reply belly QBE6878 August 1, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Ur dad and u went from cowboys ranchers to doctors….. 😒😋.. Yeah… Ok…

  • Reply michael matthews August 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    this man is a con artists. don't eat carbs and especially no sugars.

  • Reply Doctor McGoveran August 2, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Yes wonderful true and hard to sell. The diabetic wants to eat these thing that are bad for him, he has a thousand reasons to eat them.

  • Reply tina weber August 3, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Does this diet preclude vitamins such as omegas 3 and 6?

  • Reply Syruss Cummiskey August 3, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Portions matter. Japs has very small portions.

  • Reply Karima Ogden August 3, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I wonder why doctors never seem to address how to treat or "reverse" drug-induced diabetes since it is also a huge problem especially for people with mental illness or other debilitating diseases that take drugs like steroids and Antipsychotic and they can't just stop taking the offending drug because they will then relapse and end up in the hospital either way?!

  • Reply Tommy Edge August 3, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Truth is they don’t bloody know but they all want money

  • Reply Samuel Sepulveda August 3, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    2012 to 2019……many things happen….Keto Diet👍🏻

  • Reply Mark Seabaugh August 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

    nice suit

  • Reply Gal Dolber August 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    "That change happened 3.5 million years ago.. our molars are very good to eat apples"…. In the other hand "Scientists believe that apples were first domesticated in the Tian Shan region of southern Kazakhstan. In fact, by as early as 2000 BC"… try going to the Amazon jungle and see how many non domesticated fruits or vegetables can you eat without dying, then tell me you are herbivorous

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  • Reply Ziggy Schumann August 4, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Very cool guy, although he did forget to mention that one with diabetes NEEDS to give up sugar, especially white, processed, crystallized sugar.
    The reason I know this at 65, and having been a vegetarian for the last 45 yrs, I still have type 2 diabetes. No, I'm not overweight, quite fit actually, but I was binging on ice cream, chocolate bars, cookies, you name it for the last 15 yrs. Now that I finally have cut out sweets for the last 2 months,( no, it wasn't easy, I had no choice, my body was shutting down ) my body is healing, slowly but surely.

  • Reply Rodney Oshel August 5, 2019 at 12:55 am

    He is wrong on every level…

  • Reply Modesta v.d.B August 5, 2019 at 3:11 am

    This guy wants diabetes to continue, he probably works for the pharmaceutical companies

  • Reply Kay Allen August 5, 2019 at 3:11 am

    There are two methods: 1. eat only white things: rice & sugar, white onions, white potatoes OR 2. only eat animals-based foods and no grains, no starches, no sugars and no manmade oils. Either way will work. But NEVER count calories.

  • Reply Vincent Gill August 5, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    It's not just too much sugar and carbs – it is also your beliefs that influence your health. "As a man thinketh so is he."

  • Reply John Meegan August 5, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I wonder who else has done this turned a heater on the summer and ac on the winter diabetes is a factor of getting hot easily and cold easily

  • Reply Jeff Kitchen August 5, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Worth a try my diabetes just keeps getting worse 120 units of one insulin and 20 units of another after each meal is killing me just as much as the diabetes is I figure .. time to try something new

  • Reply Terry Weaver August 5, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I have diabetes. It was "discovered" about 7 years ago. Usually blood tests show blood sugar nearly off the scale. But there are many times it shows way too low. Then there are times it shows normal. Now, one test at a doctors office will NEVER show you no longer have diabetes, yet this man in his video is saying that happened. So… We now know he is willing to lie. Now what?

  • Reply Dick Tomasko August 6, 2019 at 4:04 am

    No way.. Have to give up sugar/carbs /oils and eat real food. Grass fed meat is good for you. Insulin is the enemy as is today's meat and processed foods. Plus we eat way too much and too often. One meal a day. Beat cancer and all chronic problems. Live long and prosper.

  • Reply Chase Freedom August 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    On the carnivore diet. Lost 50 lbs over 8 months. Blood sugar down and cholesterol normal. Feel better than I ever have. The Inuit peoples of the north do not harvest crops. A arrow or spear made up for our lack of speed. Utensils such as knives take care of food prep. Do what works for you. One size fits all doesn't and hasn't worked.

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  • Reply Roland Parks August 6, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    We started eating meat and we began to evolve. Meat is not the problem. Dietary sugar and industrial foods are the problem. Meat is good for you, just skip the dessert. .

  • Reply Leon Gruneberg August 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    This is almost the exact opposite of all the hflc type diets doing the rounds and promising to cure diabetes

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  • Reply Jason Smith August 7, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I have been eating 2 meals per day for the last 2 months. One at 1pm and one at 6pm. That's it. The meals consist of high quality meats, fish, vegetables and salads, nuts eggs, avocado etc. The weight has fallen off me. My alertness, and energy levels are through the roof and I've noticed that I only need approx 6 hours sleep per night. Its all about the food folks.

  • Reply Brian Whelan August 7, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    How about selling hemp!

  • Reply Michael Peters August 8, 2019 at 6:59 am

    We may eat too much meat… but the origins of meat eating go back further than your analysis or the question you put to Leakey – – chimpanzees and bonobos both eat some meat… they regularly reat insects (and I'm guessing our ancestors knew how to get termites out of a mound, too…) and less often they eat fresh carion (like your lion example… but they don't have to cut bits off — you take a bone with meat still on it away with you and gnaw at it) and sometimes even small prey…

  • Reply alebrije88 August 8, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    soy o mejor dicho fui diagnosticado con diabetes tipo dos y lo combatí con el siguiente remedio casero.
    Una penca de nopal, dos onzas de sabila sin cascara, un dien de ajó, 3 onzas de apio, dos limones verdes, 5 tajos de pepino con la cascara, 4 onzas de agüa filtrada, moler en la licuadora y tomar en ayunas por 3 meses 7 dias si y 7 dias no, y a dios a la diabetes para siempre no insulina no pastillas crean me funciona de maravilla, se los dices un exdiabetico
    I wish I could translate this recipe in English, but my spelling is not that good luck

  • Reply Phoenix Adoni August 8, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Carbs increase already high insulin levels which requires insulin which causes more carb cravings which creates an endless cycle of carbs then insulin. The ADA is sponsored by KFC, Coca Cola and other death food corporations. I wonder who this guy was paid by.

  • Reply Kathleen Dancer August 8, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Personally, I have very large incisors. Must be an omnivore.

  • Reply shirwac A August 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Herbivours are never constipated. They relief themselves easily while strolling whereas carnivores have to stop and force out.
    No wonder herbivore live longer than carnivores.
    Go vegan.

  • Reply WalkAbout August 10, 2019 at 1:38 am

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  • Reply Vladimir de Sousa August 10, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Luckily we do have brains a bit more developed than a dog

  • Reply Doctor Poopypantz August 10, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Vegan pseudoscience.

  • Reply label1877 August 10, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    I enjoyed this speaker. I eliminated my T2 diabetes by intermittent fasting. I reduced carbs and try to avoid sugar.
    If your health care provider uses the word …manage… regarding your T2…walk out… they have no intention of trying to reverse your diabetes.

  • Reply Joseph Chaparro August 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    This man makes me wanna go grab a Double Double ANIMAL style lol

  • Reply Michele Berthelsen August 10, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I've been following a very strict ketogenic diet for 15 months. I had my cholesterol checked Feb. 2019 and again the other day August 2019. I'm concerned. My total cholesterol was 184 now increased to 220. My HDL was 88 now 90. My LDL 86 to a whopping 120 and my triglycerides 48 to 49. I don't know about staying on these diet. I feel good and lost about 18 pounds but I want my heart to be healthy too! Thoughts?

  • Reply Ralph Nabozny August 11, 2019 at 12:15 am

    good stuff

  • Reply palllllllllll August 11, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Dear Doc, the number needed to treat for Warfarin to prevent a stroke is 433 that is not acceptable. For the layman 433 people have to be treated with warfarin for 1 person to have been helped by the drug preventing 1 stroke. Doctors do not like to talk about this number but the NNT is the only thing that really tells people how safe, effective or harmful a drug may be. The truth is warfarin is very safe when compared to other drugs such as statins that are proven to be more harmful then helpful and yet are prescribed everyday by the common drug pushers we call doctors today. Another interesting fact is that you can lose your license if you think out of the box and prescribe some natural treatment though it might be a proven cure for centuries.

  • Reply David Crandall August 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Good fats are from peanuts, bacon, avocado and coconuts. Google it: the fats in bacon are about 50% monounsaturated and a large part of those is oleic acid. This is the same fatty acid that olive oil is praised for and generally considered "heart-healthy

  • Reply Ross Adams August 11, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    JEFF GOLDBLUM is amazing

  • Reply frankmmiii August 12, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I just watched a Tedx talk at Purdue from Dr. Sarah Hallberg saying the complete opposite of what Dr. Neal Barnard is saying here. Please watch her video and let me know what you think because I am confused about a diet to follow, being a type 2 diabetic. Fats no fats WTF! They both swear by their studies. Both have success stories of patients who beat diabetes by following their suggested diets. Again WTF!

  • Reply TUCAN- AL August 12, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Here’s the cure for y’all with diabetes and any other those so called “diseases”

    DONT EAT. Do prolonged fasting. That’s it.

    Google snake diet. You’ll see.

  • Reply rDaily Hadith August 13, 2019 at 12:58 am

    This guy never heard about the PLANT PARADOX diet?

  • Reply Nugget of Truth - Eric King August 14, 2019 at 1:29 am

    This was interesting.

  • Reply Amojo Jojo August 14, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    There is no evident to his theory while keto and atkins have!!!! I myself on ketogenec diet other than losing weight my blood sugar is normal my blood test are normal and healthier than when i was on carbs.. in matter of two and a half months i had a healthy results that I haven’t had in years and years while eating carbs and exercising

  • Reply Gina Perry August 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I wish Ted would get to the point! It gets boring 😴listening to him after a while. Reminds me of some church sermons!🕍

  • Reply dougjstl1 August 15, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I guess he's on the right path but he doesn't come close to really telling you what you should eat dr. Steven gundry the plant Paradox will it covers it most people think when we talked about diet and diabetes and stuff they say you can't eat anything there's nothing you can eat but it's kind of ironic that diet and diabetes almost sounds like a similar word

  • Reply dougjstl1 August 15, 2019 at 1:42 am

    It all comes down to nutrition and then what's more important than that is digestion how is a person's digestion what is ruining their digestion what is making their digestion better antibiotics is ruining our digestion peanut butter Tomatoes potatoes is ruining our digestion overeating we need to fast at least 15 hours every day that's not starvation

  • Reply dougjstl1 August 15, 2019 at 1:42 am

    When you eat your fill up your liver and pancreas and organs with sugar then you need to use those reserves that's a good diet that's good for your health that's schedule avadian and not eating 15 hours a day

  • Reply Iggy Barrato August 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    This man's father made a brilliant career choice from Farm to pharma especially as people are eating less meat for whatever reasons!! Wish the corn syrup farmers would change their careers!! 😀

  • Reply Quazie Wabbit August 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I would be curious to know which pharmaceutical’s payroll you were on.

    The problem is eating too much sugar, not eating too many cows.

    They call it sugar diabetes for a reason.

    Thank you for your long, boring talk, but I think you are full of ( expletive )!

  • Reply Flash August 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I appreciate the study. The explanation examples are lacking except for a smile. Yes, we eat too much meat, SUGAR and processed food.

  • Reply Bill Kolofa August 18, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Went on keto diet. Weight 270–>210. A1C 7.5–>5.0 and no more meds. Kept weight off for 5 years. What wrong with that? Nothing. Do it. On an average day I consume no sugar. Blood sugar around 85. Works for me. I’m 72 YO male.

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  • Reply beataens1 August 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    And yes, we like chikin ramen by Nissin.

  • Reply beataens1 August 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Inside tha cell. Get me Piccolo!

  • Reply morgs88 August 19, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Did he say steak?

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  • Reply CryptoSpider Truthseeker August 23, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Vegan Nonsense

  • Reply Glen T Brown August 23, 2019 at 1:48 am

    too slick, overly smug and just plain wrong – 3 strikes and you're out mr. barnard

  • Reply Hokey Wolf August 23, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Vegans have twice the incidince of heart disease as omnivores. Fats are needed as is B12 to protect the arteries.

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  • Reply Charlie Adams August 23, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    He is recommending foods that turn to sugar. Makes ZERO sense.
    Sounds like a vegan and to them animal rights trump human health.

  • Reply C August 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    The proof is in taking your own blood sugar test after eating the types of foods he recommends. Test it and watch it soar. Really horrible information this "doctor" is giving.

  • Reply Charles Hall August 29, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Bacon Eggs and Ribs good for Keto! Corn Bad!

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