25 comments

  • Park Ave Closet 626

    I saw his show on PBS Television several years ago. My Mom was just
    diagnosed with diabetes. It killed my Grandmother at the age of 57. That
    broke my 6 year old heart!
    So I turned into the food police. I monitored everything my Mom ate. I
    prepared all of her meals. I had to do a lot of scolding and pleading at
    first. The weight started melting off, her sugar normalized and the
    diabetes seemed to disappear. She dropped 65 five pounds in 6 months! She
    is 84 years old now and hasn’t gained it back. Say what you want. This man
    helped me save my Mom’s life!

  • Rodrigo Villela

    His arguments about human beings being natural herbivores are misleading:
    Stone Age began 3.4 million years ago. Back then there were no Homo Sapiens
    yet. We appeared as species some 200,000 years ago. By then fire has been
    used for at least 500,000 years (that is, well into the Stone Age). The use
    of stone weapons and our hability to organize as groups, allowed us to
    overcome our natural limitations as hunters. Fire then made food more
    digestable and allowed our guts and teeth to decrease in size while at the
    same time our brains were getting bigger, thanks too… yes: ANIMAL FATS
    AND PROTEINS!! Without that surplus of animal fats the human brain could
    not have developed so much since the brain is mostly fat and interestingly
    two of the crucial fatty acids that form the human brain come actually
    from… FISH!! So very likely our ancestors were not even hunting but
    fishing!! In any case, this guy is full of BS although I’m in favor of
    eating lots of greens too.

  • Brayan Diaz

    Wow incredible presentation! As a vegan for 7 months now i completely agree
    with everything he just said! I feel great! And for all those people that
    say what he says is false and try to discredit this man ..well shame on
    you. Just because in the past we have been eating meat and dairy, does not
    make you arguments true. Yes people hunted and yes we can consume meat and
    dairy,but that does not make us obnivores. For example, a dog can eat an
    apple, but that does not make it an omnivore it is still a carnivore. So
    people please wake up and make the intelegent, ethical, and obvious change
    to veganism. Stop trying to fight it and argue. Just give it a try and go
    thru with it and tell me you dont feel better! I challenge all of those who
    discredit this mans words and just do it! For the sake of our planet please
    do what is right!
    

  • David Day

    Humans were healthy until jokers like this fool came along.

    The truth is we have the digestive tract of a carnivore.

    I began to eat mostly meat or the Paleo way to cure myself of heart disease
    / diabetes.

    I was able to stop using insulin immediately & in four weeks my diabetes
    was cured & in 18 months my 60% blocked artery was cleared.

    The true cause of this disease is sugar not saturated fat.

    Whole grain cereals / complex carbohydrates are digested into glucose &
    will raise ones blood sugar higher & for far longer than a bowl of ice
    cream for example.

    & the truth has been known for a very long time.

    Price’s photographs of Aborigines on their native diets illustrate dental
    structures so perfect as to make the reader wonder whether these natives
    were wearing false teeth.

    But like all the other primitive groups Price studied, the Aborigines soon
    succumbed to rampant tooth decay and disease of every type when they
    adopted the “displacing foods of modern commerce” – white flour and sugar,
    jams, canned foods and tea. Children born to the next generation developed
    irregularities of the dental arches with conspicuous facial deformities –
    patterns that mimicked those seen in white civilizations.10

    SOURCE:
    http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/australian-aborigines-living-off-the-fat-of-the-land/

    bon appétit

  • Eric K

    Vegan alert! Don’t bother to listen. Book after book, article after
    article, states that to end obesity and diabetes, you have to give up sugar
    and bad carbs. But if you are a vegan and you don’t eat sugar and bad
    carbs, there’s not much left to eat. So why waste your time preaching a
    “religion” that 99.9% of Americans cannot and will not follow.

    Tonight I am having a nice cheeseburger (no bun) w sautéed onions and
    mushrooms, a salad with a high-fat, low-carb, low-sugar dressing, and a
    fruit smoothie for desert.

    If Dr. Barnard wants to come over, I will grill him a soyburger or a
    tofurkey burger that he can savor.

  • Rob Baker

    Put the bunny in front of Homo sapien 30,000 years ago. Put the bunny in
    front of a starving modern day man with no other prospects for food. I have
    not found evidence of corn fields in the pre-historical period. With all
    due respect, he ignores the entire field of paleolithic anthropology. We
    were not pathetic as hunters. We were at the top of the food chain. Just
    because he cannot kill a large ungulate with stone tools, doesn’t mean our
    ancestors couldn’t. It can be argued that a an all vegetable diet may be
    healthier (strongly debatable), but do not re-write history to prove this.
    Carbs are the reason we are in this mess with metabolic syndrome, type 2
    diabetes, dementia, etc. 

  • Eva wood

    I am diabetic type 2 . I am doing what he said in the video. Avoid all red
    meat and starchy food. Artificial sweetener that contain fructose and
    aspartame. The way to loose weight in diabetes is to avoid the food
    mention above. You will loose weight by not eating red meat that have
    hormone in them. The cattle are fed hormones to make them fat. We are
    eating the hormone that is fat. Diabetes is premature death if not
    carefully taking care of. Medical attention is needed to help your Diabetes
    and to live longer 

  • szaki

    LOL! Different kind of diabetes out there, he only talks about, when cells
    can’t take up insulin, meaning insulin resistance.
    But the other type is, when the pancreas not making insulin or not enough.
    Third, is the combination of two.
    My co-worker was bone skinny and had diabetes a long time. So what does it
    mean, he should loos more weight, until the skin falls off?
    People assume, diabetics are all fat and eat too much meat, bacon that’s
    why become diabetics. LOL!

  • u5chi1

    +TEDx Talks This is surely about Diabetes 2 ? How thoughtless to not
    differentiate, and not be specific in the header and video.

  • Francisco Navarro

    Dragan Krstic,

    I’ve believed for a long time, (since 1996) diabetes is not a disease but
    simply a condition which can be reversed. But according to all the
    research done by all natural-health proponents everything starts with our
    diet. Dr. Joel Wallach in his famous talk “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” brags
    about curing it with two minerals, chromium and selenium.
    I’ve found out is not so easy, so simple.
    This guy, Neal Bernard, seems to me is a vegetarian fanatic, like I was at
    one point.
    I’ve watched a video probably, suggested by E. McCoy, “Reversing Diabetes
    In 30 Days”
    I believe if you want to turn it around, you have to learn all the
    intricacies of life.
    Dr. Weston Price’s research from 1920s proves most of what we hear today is
    wrong.
    You have to learn how to eat more in sinc with nature. Do you eat Organic?
    Raw? Fermented?
    Or conventional, toxine-loaded, overcooked, boxed, and old?

    There is no silver bullet. Only the truth.
    But I’ve heard of so many miracles, I believe you can reverse it if you
    apply yourself and learn how to live closer to nature.
    Wish you the best. 

  • blk bbw

    Although this is pro veganism, I feel like a very good point to take away
    from this for anyone interested in either eating a High Fat Low Carb diet,
    or a High (wholefoods) Carb Low Fat diet is the body’s cells cannot contain
    both fat & glucose (@6:48 if the cell is full of fat, glucose cannot enter
    it).

    That is probably why most people that are fat are so as a result of eating
    a High Fat, High Carb diet. You have to eat one or the other, but cannot
    eat both as it then becomes a deadly combination. For it won’t use the fat
    as fuel in the presents of carbs, while the lack of carbs will not only
    burn the fat but suppress the appetite.

  • Deborah Ruth Trotter

    1 problem w/ this avoiding fat theory is that fat in and of itself does not
    make a person fat. Another is that our bodies NEED healthy fats in order to
    absorb certain nutrients. The TYPES of fat eaten are important though.
    Avocado, olive and coconut are good fats. Canola is a bad fat. Animal fats
    depend on what the animal is being given.
    Also, if you’re going to compare westerners to the Jpns., you need to
    realize that there is a LOT of fatty, greasy food consumed here in Japan
    (have lived in Japan for years) and that many put a bit of sugar in boiled
    veggies and various other dishes. Also, diabetes has been rising from what
    it was in earlier years. Best thing parents can do to reduce diabetes risks
    would be to breastfeed for the first couple years and avoid fomula if it
    all possible (of course, you’ll gradually be indroducing various solid
    foods while still breastfeeding). This will make for better health in many
    realms besides diabetes risks as well as reducing breast-cancer risks for
    the mother.

  • Victoria-Rose Tobesure

    Reverse diabetes..Go V E G A N!!!!!! I would love to become a fruit ‘n
    nuttarian & save a load on my energy bill.

  • Will Kriski

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

  • Modern Life Survivalist

    This is ridiculous to even argue about. All you have to do is look at
    existing tribes of hunter-gatherers who DO NOT experience chronic disease,
    including diabetes, and look at their macros. Most of what they eat is
    animal fat. The energy they could get from the starch from tubers they dig
    up would be WAY more efficient, but they choose to spend time on meat and
    gathering larva, because they know instinctively that the nutrient profile
    is better and more beneficial. This is not to say that the other 20% aren’t
    just as important.

    This is from the Wiki for Aché tribe,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ach%C3%A9_people#Food_acquisition:

    “Systematic recording of dietary intake while living in the forest entirely
    off wild foods suggests that about 80% of the energy in the diet comes from
    meat, 10% from palm starch and hearts, 10% from insect larva and honey, and
    1% from fruits. Total energy intake is approximately 2700 kcal per person
    daily.”

    That makes most of their energy from fat, because they eat the whole animal
    (organ meats are super-high in fat). If you’re not getting at least 60% of
    your calories from fat, you’re not thriving, and you have a good chance of
    getting sick from chronic disease and atherosclerosis, which is caused by
    inflammatory grains, vegetable oils, sugars, and too much starch in
    general. This is the new science, this is the old science, this will always
    be the science.

    CASE FRICKING CLOSED!!!

  • Fröken NH

    Dr. Barnard is really inspiring. Becoming a low fat vegan has turned my
    life around and it is so nice to se that the message is spreading!

  • Deborrah Cooper

    Tasty vegan dishes low to moderate fat (not for critically ill) but for
    people who wish to transition over to a plant based diet and still have
    lots of flavor, texture and appearance to their food should check out WHY
    VEGAN IS THE NEW BLACK cookbook on Amazon or B&N

  • Jester123ish

    Low carb diets are bad for your health, instead eat whole plant based
    foods, not processed foods, not meat and not saturated fats. Eat starchy
    foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes and whole grains, eat nuts, legumes and
    fruit. Carbs in this form are what everyone should be eating.

  • Ron Stauffer

    Looking at the human body for carnivore traits (big sensitive ears, or
    nose, and large ripping canine teeth, etc) is an interesting concept.
    Might it be the case however, that we DO have a “meat-catching organ” that
    is different from the lion? That organ is our brain. Our brain is large
    and developed and capable of stalking, setting traps, ambushing and killing
    prey by outTHINKING it rather than by outrunning it and overpowering it.

  • Modus Operandi

    U.S.A.:
    #1 exporter of financial bubbles and obesity

  • Greg Dahlen

    i gotta go to the bathroom. is this guy pushing fruits and vegetables?
    for a while now i’ve been pushing the masai diet. the masai are a kenyan
    tribe that only live on food from cattle, milk, beef, and blood. I can’t
    get blood here in the states, so it’s only milk and beef for me. The masai
    have an important saying, “If a man eats meat and drinks milk on the same
    day, he is a glutton.” Hence each day I have to choose whether it shall be
    a milk day or a beef day. I myself always choose milk, so essentially i’ve
    been living on fluid milk products for the last six years. It has been
    fantastic for my health, I’m six feet, one inch, the last time I weighed I
    was 154 pounds, I do superbly on my annual physical. I think it’s good for
    mental health as well because milk tastes so good and it’s good to know
    when you drink it you’re doing something healthy for yourself. I’m pushing
    doctors to test the fluid-milk-products diet to see if it might help with
    various diseases, including biggies like cancer and AIDS. Usually, I might
    mention, it’s skim milk, which is low-fat. 

  • RJ Cooper

    If everyone could watch this video instead of their next sitcom and take
    the information presented to heart (they would actually laugh more), I
    believe it would start a national healthcare revolution.

  • Linda Egbg

    I hope someone can answer a question for me here. I’ve asked at a number
    of Dr. Barnard’s videos, but no one answers. I am early or pre diabetic,
    whatever one wishes to call it. As long as I keep the carbs low, my blood
    sugars are wonderful and no meds are needed. And I check my blood sugar
    throughout the day to see what I eat affects my sugar and what doesn’t. I
    want so much to go vegan, but every time I try Dr. Barnard’s way of eating,
    I start having sugar problems. As long as I stay very low glycemic, things
    aren’t bad..not great, but not bad. But when I start eating fruit…zoom
    up goes my blood sugar quickly and hangs higher for several hours. So my
    blood sugar is like a roller coaster ride whenever I try to go vegan unless
    I leave fruit totally out of the equation. Yes some fruits are worse than
    others, but what do I do, simply eat nothing but vegetables? That can’t be
    very healthy. Beans do the same thing to me. And to eat a bowl of nice
    plain oatmeal, omg a big zoom..high and hangs high for several hours too.
    And also, my fasting blood sugars go up too. Usually in the 120’s. Where
    as on the very low carb my fasting blood sugars are usually in the 80’s. I
    feel like I am stuck forever eating low carb, animal meats, fish, etc. if I
    want to keep my sugar normal without meds. It is a depressing feeling.
    Please can anyone help me with advice. Please please

  • faffounette

    nonsense!!! the complete opposite is the key! instead of proclaming fat is
    the cause of diabetes, ask yourself first why there’s fat in the muscle in
    the first place.
    high carb diet and sedentary life are the cause, not fat.
    Just try the opposite, a high fat low carb diet and do some resisting
    training, and you’ll see definite results.
    Low glycemic intake means less stress on the pancreas and the body overall
    and resistance training promote insulin sensitvity. 

  • Dimitry Vinik

    Go vegan but give it time I’ve been on it for over 3 years I know it works
    Once you notice that you’ve reached the plato you may need to tweak it some
    more by eliminating certain foods or lowering portions You may also start
    going to the gym Keep your eyes on your weight closely If you noticed that
    you’re gaining deal with it immediately Don’t smoke drink moderately and
    get some sleep You’ll be just fine 

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