Real Doctor Reacts To Crazy Jillian Michaels’ Comment On Keto Diet & Truth About Ketogenic Diet

Hey today I'm gonna comment on a video
called Jillian Michaels rant and rave on keto diet.
So I didn't make that title up that was actually the official title where she
was being interviewed and I think everyone is entitled to their opinion
but I think it can be dangerous when someone's opinion just because they're a
celebrity gets taken as truth in a different context so she is an expert at
fitness but she is not an expert at health and physiology so let's go
through some of these statements the first thing she said was that keto was a
fad or a trend but just because keto has gained a lot of popularity recently
doesn't mean it's a new thing.

Keto the production of ketosis is a mechanism in
the body that has been around for as long as we have been around and why is
that well your body has two sources of fuel primarily fat and carbohydrate when
plant food is plentiful we burn a mixture of carbohydrate and fat but when
there's not so many plants around then we are short on carbohydrate and we have
to rely more on fat and in an extreme shortage of carbohydrate the body has to
rely entirely on fat and now a side product by product to that is called
ketones so your DNA has been around in its current form around 250,000 years
and your ancestors had that same DNA so when they had plenty of food they burned
a mix but when food was short they went into ketosis and it wouldn't be too bold
to assume that they were in ketosis hundreds of times maybe thousands of
times in their lifetime they were probably in ketosis most of the winter
months just like the Inuit or the Eskimos today
are in ketosis most of their lifetime because there's very very few
plants where they live so humans have the ability to use multiple fuels and
ketosis is just a result of us having less carbs and more fat for fuel then
she went on to call keto an emergency and that's kind of interesting because
in a sense it is that when we had starvation when we didn't have a whole
lot of food the body has to rely on ketosis that doesn't make it a bad thing
because it's so common that when our ancestors didn't have a whole lot of
food like we said they went into starvation that was their way of
surviving however it's a very natural form of emergency and your body sort of
like certain emergencies every culture on the planet has promoted the benefits
of fasting when you go into ketosis right one emergency that's not much
talked about is the emergency of high or low blood sugar however high blood sugar
in diabetes leads to coma low blood sugar and diabetes leads to coma so when
you eat a carbohydrate and your blood sugar spikes that is an emergency and
that's an emergency that your body has no defense against except insulin and if
you do it repeatedly then you develop insulin resistance which is responsible
for the majority of all degenerative disease so if you want to talk about an
emergency then talk about the emergency of blood sugar fluctuations as a result
of carbohydrate consumption that's the real emergency
your ancestors never saw that because there was never enough carbohydrate
around to develop insulin resistance and unstable blood sugar they experienced a
lot of ketosis which is a much more common much more
natural emergency so emergencies are not necessarily bad
exercises a form of emergency all stress is a little bit of an emergency but the
carbohydrate emergency is one that your genome your DNA has never seen
because your ancestors never encountered it then she said that your cells your
macromolecules this the stuff your cells are made up of is protein fat carbs and
nucleic acid and when you don't eat those on a regular basis like all the
time then you are starving yourselves and your body and this is just incorrect
because proteins make up your muscles fats make up your brain nucleic acids
make up your your DNA the blueprint of how to build new cells but carbohydrates
are not a structural component there is no essential carbohydrate there is
nothing in your body that's built of carbohydrate your cells are not made of
carbohydrate so that is not at all a good reason to promote that you have to
have a mix of all the basic macronutrients then she admits that keto
does indeed help you burn fat and lose weight
it helps reverse diabetes it helps reverse PCOS polycystic ovarian syndrome
and it even helps increase fertility and she sort of brushes that off as if those
are just minor things compared to the major drawbacks which we'll go over in a
second but think about the fertility for a second
your body is not stupid it knows when it's appropriate to do things and when
it's not and if it decides that it's a good time for you to have a baby if it
increases your ability to have a baby it is not because you're getting sicker the
only way that you would increase your fertility is if you are getting
healthier so indirectly she does admit that keto is actually making you
healthier but then she talks about the dangers and she rattles off all these
different reasons and there's some big words here and don't worry about that
I'll make some sense of it but basically every one of these is back
words so she says that keto is a zero calorie restriction diet she talks about
that as if it's a problem that Oh in this diet you don't have to restrict
calories and because of that she assumes that you're eating more because if you
eat more it leads to more oxidative stress massive oxidative stress so what
what is oxidative stress where does oxidation come from oxidation is when
you oxidize when you burn food for energy when you convert food to energy
you're oxidizing it so what she's saying here is that because there is no
restriction of calories then you're creating more oxidation so she's saying
that you're eating more because there is no restriction what she fails to
understand and if she talked to someone who did keto she probably would would
understand that a little better is that you actually end up eating less because
it is satisfying because you don't have the constant blood sugar fluctuations
now you end up eating fewer meals and less food overall so if anything your
oxidative stress would go down then she says that there is no timing and because
of there there's no timing to the food intake probably meaning regular meals
three times a day plus snacks then autophagy is out of whack so I'm not sure
what she means by that but autophagy is a self-cleaning it's a healthy process
in the body it cleans up old junk it cleans up cell debris it's even been
implicated in fighting cancer because part of what it cleans up is cancer
cells and that only kicks in the autophagy autophagy only kicks in when you're starving
because then the body gets better at recycling precious materials so autophagy
increases during long-term ketosis during long-term fasting so if anything again
at autophagy is improved by ketosis it doesn't get out of whack
she says it's high in saturated fats and therefore it's bad for the telomeres
because of oxidative stress and inflammation and telomeres are a marker
of longevity so they are important but saturated fat do not increase oxidative
stress or inflammation they're a very clean food because saturated fat when
it's saturated it's stable and it doesn't get oxidized until it's in the
body that's a good thing it doesn't get oxidized by the oxygen outside it only
gets oxidized in your body with enzymes it's a very clean very stable fuel and
it does not increase oxidative stress or inflammation what increases inflammation
is sugar and inflammatory grains especially the allergenic foods like
modern wheat is highly inflammatory insulin itself even if you ate sugar
that was an inflammatory the insulin itself is inflammatory
so again completely backwards to the argument she's presenting and then she
says the nutrient sensing pathways related to the health of your metabolism
are overrun by constant food so she says you can't regulate your hunger anymore
because you're not eating on a regular basis and again the exact opposite is
true because you don't get so hungry because your body gets what it needs so
you learn to regulate your hunger it improves your ability to sense when
you're full its the carbohydrates that have drug-like
effects that puts this nutrient sensing pathways out of commission and messes
with your metabolism and then she says that your body is
overrun by constant food and I take that to mean that you would eat a lot
frequently but again if you talk to anyone who does keto then you know that
you eat less and less frequently so there would be less of an overrun on
your system it would have more of an opportunity to recover the best point
she had the closest to correct is that she said exercise is the number one
method of reversing insulin resistance and that's almost true it is the second
best the number one best method is to be in ketosis because that's how the
insulin goes really really really low when you have really low carbohydrate
but exercise is the second most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance and
that's not the only benefit so we have to remember that exercise is a part of
any healthy regime and you're not doing keto to lose weight you're doing it to
get healthy when you get healthy the weight comes off it's not the other way
around and as part of getting healthy exercise is essential it reverses
insulin resistance it stimulates your brain it keeps your brain alive and it
improves circulation which is crucial for detoxification
don't forget exercise then finally she had actually in another interview but
it's the same stuff she said two plus two is equal to four meaning that
calories in calories out you can't cheat that equation it's a simple energy
equation it's simple science that's just the way it works if you're going to lose
weight you have to restrict calories that was her point but then she admits
that on keto it burns fat so you lose weight so somehow you're burning more
calories but then she also says down in here that the keto diet is dangerous
because it has no calorie restriction meaning you eat more because the only
way you can increase your oxidative stress is if you eat more your if your
oxidation increases then it's because you're burning you're using more oxygen
to convert food into energy so that must mean that you eat more so somehow she
says you eat more and yet you manage to burn extra calories off your body and
two plus two is four so these statements cannot all be correct okay they're
they're very contradictive so these are just loosely assembled statements and
opinion that have no foundation in Physiology or clinical science so again
I have nothing against anyone who voices their opinions but I think it's very
very unfortunate when someone gets a lot of coverage because there is celebrity
and because they have some skills and some expertise in one area people assume
that it sort of extends into another area and this can hurt people and a lot
of people are learning how to reduce insulin resistance and how to get
healthy and we want to help people understand how it really works so that
once you understand it then you can watch a video like Jillian's and you and
you know okay that's incorrect that's incorrect that's not how it works etc
that's the only way that you're gonna be able to stand up against all the actual
fads and trends that are buzzing around share this video with everyone you care
about leave me some comments and thanks for watching

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