Paleo Diet Studies Show Benefits

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DESCRIPTION: What happens when Paleolithic-type diets are put to the test?

I’ve reported previously on the disappointing results: Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise (
The underlying philosophy behind “caveman” diets may be flawed in the first place:
• The Problem with the Paleo Diet Argument (
• Lead Contamination in Bone Broth (
• Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow (
• Lose Two Pounds in One Sitting: Taking Mioscenic Route (
• Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces (

So, What’s the Natural Human Diet? ( Watch the video!

The wild game video I mentioned is Modern Meat Not Ahead of the Game ( Kangaroo is kind of the Australian version of venison. Note: it matters how the animals are killed as well: Filled Full of Lead (

And more on the musical fruit in:
• Increased Lifespan from Beans (
• Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise (
• The Hispanic Paradox: Why do Latinos Live Longer?(
• Gut Dysbiosis Starving Our Microbial Self (
• Beans and Gas: Clearing the Air (

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Michael Janavel says:

I'll have the kangaroo, waiter, and hop to it!

KungFuChess says:

Watching this as im eating a juicy piece of grass fed beef

Mike C says:

Yea, they DESTROY my stomach. I get chills and feel sick. Stomach starts killing me.

Brain Rush says:

I really wanted to make the hclf vegan diet work, but it didn't. so I switched to low carb/high fat and dropped 10% (10lbs) of my excess fat in two weeks. And I have to lose weight…i have too. btw, one can be low carb/high fat and vegan… lots of macadamia nuts, avocados, coconuts, etc.

NutCase says:

What is a cheese-danish? No such ting in Denmark :-)

Brandon Bond says:

U guys r like these paleo diets are bs studies. It's funny because the China study is the worst of all and it's an opinion. Not a study. Ever wonder why tht shit didn't get published🤔just saying

Ivan B says:

I would LOVE to see Dr. Greger do a video specifically titled ketogenic diet and have his assessment of it ☺

Fazia A says:

Limitations of the "scientific method;" individual biochemistry; NO one-size fits all.
Food prepared with LOVE and consumed in a loving atmosphere with gratitude, will have un-measurable therapeutic benefits.

Clear Light says:

On point Dr.Gregor. Thank you.

Annas healthy life &everything says:

Dr Greger come to our Swedish forests and try to survive or actually any forest would do. That is what people were doing for millions years. Then can we talk more about what people are designed to eat. Sorry no bananas here :)

CarnistJoy says:

Paleo is simply a convoluted attempt at denial. It is same old SAD in a newish wrapper. Even most meater doctors agree. Paleo = Faileo. Eat fresh, whole, cruelty-free foods. is here to help you says:

Hi, would you be willing to post any pictures of your body so we can see how well your diet plan is working for you?

Ronnie & Minh says:

I love the conclusion … "Just eat an apple" …. thanks Doc for recommending simple raw foods. Awesome!

Phil Bender says:

hes an idiot. he doesnt even talk about how light affects the way we digest/absorb food. even paleo is bad if you sit inside on a computer all day with blue lights and wifi on. not to mention cold thermogenesis makes you burn fat no matter what you eat so hes really just another food guru, when we need more light gurus.

Eat Food Not Animals says:

Are some of the carnists trolling the comment sections being paid?

Whatever the reason may be they are damn annoying and appear to be working together in many instances. A lot of their comments are copied and pasted, in other words preformulated.

Its kinda hard for me to believe there would be people so angry about how they were wrong that they would sit around starting arguments with people who do not agree with or live like them. It could be them trying to "convert" people into killing and eating animals, which would be strange in itself, but could be more directed at the audience in an attempt to plant seeds of doubt.

Aris “Taratajum” Psaltis says:

Dear Dr Dreger

1. When you say we should follow a whole food plant diet, does the whole food exclude whole wheat, barley, and rye? How about the various vegan milks? I know these foods are not bad foods but do you think it cuts down on the "package deal" meaning that everytime we eat almond milk we lose the opportunity to eat some almonds

2. Are the fats on vegan cheeses trans or saturated?
3. I am a vegan and I see true paleo people embarked on the same boat as the vegans. Meaning they cut on dairy which is important and they promote game meat. Game, meat will be so expensive if it s the only meat available.. if the recommendation is "Eat only game meat" the price of game will skyrocket due to the high demand so in reality this promotes veganism. It would be like the old days when meat was the food of the rich and everyone else will go to a more plant based diet.

tamcon72 says:

Thanks for posting!

Mike C says:

Trump clothes Now You clearly trolling. You're aware that your comment makes no sense at all. So you can play a silly game of "In Denial and Devils advocate" alone or with someone willing to entertain ignorance because clearly you just have no logic or reasoning behind your thoughts on this subject.

Marko Stupar says:

Funny how vegans can be so full of themselves. What I hate the most is when they don't allow comments to be posted. God forbid that someone disagrees with them.

Tarik Chaibi says:

Looking for a paleo diet plan? Check this out

timus911 says:

What these researches show, has been in practice in the Indian sub continent for centuries, for the exception of dairy. More like Vegetarians than vegans, then why is it the diabetic capital of the world? I've read about thrifty genes but that's more of a hypothesis. Can somebody help decipher this? (like the Hispanic paradox video)

Marie Dariah says:

That one tomato tho 😂

Vegans Rising says:

Great video. Years ago I briefly thought of going Paleo before I became Vegan. But I didn't see where that would be too much better than what I was already doing as I have always eaten clean.

BigTubesMcgee says:

The moment I heard about your new book, I went to audible to try and find it, I hope the proceeds go to help sustain you and the wonderfully informative content that you create.

p.s is there any chance of you creating a small, one sitting, digestible video ascertaining to the overall benefits of a plant based diet, like in general… (you know… for all those stubborn family members that you can't help but care about, despite them not caring much about their own nutrition… my family, we had a slight scare with colon cancer about a year ago.<my Dad>…

jukijunk says:

I believe any diet is better than a low calorie starvation diet! Vegan is #1 tho…

LloydChristmas777 says:

Plants > "Paleo".

Sarah Petersen says:

I like beans, I'd like to be able to eat more of them, but I get so terribly bloated and uncomfortable that I avoid them like the plague. :(

Jose Zambrano says:

+Dust you are an idiot, you call feeling no difference proof to back up your claims?

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