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The “Game Changers” Review | Health, Longevity, Performance, and the Truth about a Plant-based vs. an Omnivorous Diet

November 25, 2019 Season 2 Episode 2
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The “Game Changers” Review | Health, Longevity, Performance, and the Truth about a Plant-based vs. an Omnivorous Diet
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The “Game Changers” Review | Health, Longevity, Performance, and the Truth about a Plant-based vs. an Omnivorous Diet
Nov 25, 2019 Season 2 Episode 2
Jules Damey
Is the Game Changers documentary scientifically sound? Is a plant based diet optimal for health and athletic performance? Does meat really cause cancer? A philosophical argument surrounding ethics and fact checking of the documentary and science
Show Notes

Recently a new documentary came out on Netflix. It's called "The Game Changers" and it advocates for a plant-based diet as being optimal for health, performance, longevity, and moreover, claiming that eating meat raises inflammation and causes cancer.

There were plenty of research studies cited, but are they valid? In this episode I breakdown how misleading the claims are, how they misrepresent science, and explain why and how many can see a benefit in switching to a plant-based diet. I also talk about:

•      Differences between randomized controlled trials and epidemiology and why it matters

•      Why athletes and people in general feel better switching diets

•      Why being dogmatic is stifling us and how to prevent that

•      Were the Gladiators Plant-based?

•      The REAL cause of inflammation

•      Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio, and why too many omega 6’s can be problematic

•      m-TORC and IGF-1

•      Elevated homocysteine levels with b12 deficiencies 

•      Why heme-iron shouldnt be demonized

And much more.

 Red and processed meat consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer: meta-analysis of prospective studies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3273353/pdf/bjc2011585a.pdf

Red and processed meat consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2012180

Dietary Red and Processed Meat Intake and Markers of Adiposity and Inflammation: The Multiethnic Cohort Study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5540319/

Isocaloric Diets High in Animal or Plant Protein Reduce Liver Fat and Inflammation in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27765690 

Increased Lean Red Meat Intake Does Not Elevate Markers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Humans 

https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/137/2/363/4664544

Newly Revised Guidelines for Meat Consumption NOT BASED ON EPIDEMIOLOGY

https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2752328/unprocessed-red-meat-processed-meat-consumption-dietary-guideline-recommendations-from

Dietary habits and mortality in 11,000 vegetarians and health conscious people: results of a 17 year follow up.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8842068

45 and up study 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2557061/

https://www.who.int/gho/countries/en/


Check out my blog post for full written analysis and the rest of the studies.
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