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
Red and processed meat consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
Dietary Red and Processed Meat Intake and Markers of Adiposity and Inflammation: The Multiethnic Cohort Study
Isocaloric Diets High in Animal or Plant Protein Reduce Liver Fat and Inflammation in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes.
Increased Lean Red Meat Intake Does Not Elevate Markers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Humans
Newly Revised Guidelines for Meat Consumption NOT BASED ON EPIDEMIOLOGY
Dietary habits and mortality in 11,000 vegetarians and health conscious people: results of a 17 year follow up.
45 and up study
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Check out my blog post for full written analysis and the rest of the studies.
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