Dr. Paul Saladino Added RICE & Potatoes To His Diet (what’s next!?)

Dr. Paul Saladino Added RICE & Potatoes To His Diet (what’s next!?)

Diet and Individual Response

  • Paul Saladino, a former carnivore diet advocate, experimented with adding carbohydrates to his diet, including rice and white potatoes, but found they negatively impacted him, causing brain fog and other symptoms.
  • Saladino emphasizes the importance of individual experimentation to find what works best for each person, as different foods can have different effects on different individuals.

Food Quality and Nutrient Density

  • The quality of meat from a cow fed grass from weaning to slaughter is different from a cow fed grains.
  • Plants grown in different soils have different nutrients and can accumulate heavy metals.
  • Rice is a hyper accumulator of arsenic.
  • Lettuce hyper accumulates lead, spinach hyper accumulates cadmium, lead, and arsenic.
  • Most fruits do not bother the author, but raisins and some dried fruits can have significant levels of heavy metals and mold toxins.
  • Food quality matters, and a diet of unprocessed plant foods can support satiety and weight management.

Carbohydrates and Metabolic Health

  • There is no evidence in the medical literature to suggest that carbohydrates cause insulin resistance or metabolic dysfunction.
  • The speaker argues that inappropriate consumption of seed oils and processed foods, leading to increased levels of lipopolysaccharide in the body, is the primary cause of metabolic dysfunction.
  • Limiting carbohydrates can be beneficial for metabolically unwell individuals, but excessive restriction can lead to a stress response and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Fruit and honey, in moderation, do not cause metabolic dysfunction and can even have beneficial effects in certain cases.

Energy Production and Mitochondrial Function

  • The root cause of metabolic dysfunction is not excess energy but rather the inability to convert fuel into energy.
  • Excess linoleic acid from seed oils and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from a disordered gut are two key factors that break energy production.
  • Seed oils, such as corn, canola, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and grape seed, contain evolutionarily inconsistent amounts of linoleic acid that humans do not metabolize efficiently.
  • Excess linoleic acid accumulates in mitochondrial membranes, causing proton leak and disrupting energy production.
  • LPS, a component of the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, damages the gut and leads to overgrowth of harmful bacteria, further impairing energy metabolism.
  • Glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, also appears to disrupt mitochondrial respiration.
  • Saturated fat is protective against LPS, as it helps transport LPS to the liver for detoxification, while mono and polyunsaturated fats are harmful in this regard.

Calories and Energy Balance

  • Calories are a poor metric for measuring energy intake, as they do not account for food quality and individual metabolic differences.
  • The calories in, calories out model is incomplete and doesn't account for the role of mitochondrial function in energy production.
  • Eating more wholesome food can increase energy levels and promote a cycle of healthy eating and exercise.

Longevity and Cellular Health

  • Humans are self-regenerating organisms, and a higher metabolic rate is associated with longevity.
  • Cellular repair processes require energy, and healthy mitochondria are necessary for converting fuel into usable energy.
  • Longevity thinking should focus on promoting healthy mitochondrial function and energy production rather than calorie restriction.

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