In the last year or so we’ve seen many vegans
abandoning a vegan diet because of digestive issues. Many have understandably been asking therefore
if a vegan diet is so healthy why do so many run into gut issues?”. Well when you look into many of these ex vegan
stories most say they had bad digestion or failing health prior to a plant based diet
but that this diet made them worse. More often than not many suffering from digestive
problems may actually have something called Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. For those suffering with SIBO foods that contain
oxalates, salicylates and histamines are going to be a huge problem for those people until
the SIBO is dealt with. Just look at this list of foods high in salicylates,
histamines, and oxalates which make up a huge part of a plant based diet. Now you can see why a Carnivore diet will
temporarily relieve symptoms because you’re removing foods such as beans, spinach, nuts,
berries etc but is doing nothing to address the underlying problem and you are setting
yourself up for serious health problem down the road on a carnivore diet. Dr Greger has found that 1 in a hundred people
have celiac disease, 1 in a thousand have a wheat allergy, roughly 1 in a hundred have
a gluten sensitivity and 1 in 20 have a nightshade sensitivity. So you can see how for those people who are
unaware of their sensitivities going on a plant based diet filled with whole wheat pasta,
oats, bread, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant etc will make them feel worse. So now let’s hear more from Dr Greger as
he answers the question why does a plant based diet not work for everyone. This clip comes from a fantastic interview
with Guilt Free Tv. Make sure to head over to his channel to watch
the interview in full the link is in the description below. [Dr Greger] Look anecdotes even through published
case reports in medical literature its all about the science you saying I feel great
is someone else my uncle lived to be 110 smoking cigarettes everyday therefore smoking is fine. Well smoking is fine for them but if you look
at the actual science smoking on average is really bad cuts 8 years of your life and increases
risk blah blah blah we know that right. So you know it’s just like wearing a seat
belt won’t guarantee you’re not going to die in a car crash. Right someone could say I knew someone who
wore their seat belt and died in a car crash but yeah that’s not an argument against
wearing a seat belt because we know that it reduces our risk and that’s why we do it
and the same thing with a healthy diet! No guarantee that you’re not going to get
cancer or diabetes or whatever but it dramatically reduces your risk. Just like 1 in 10 get lung cancer have never
smoked in their lives and so you look at the science you look at the best available balance
of evidence and you say this is the diet that is most likely to improve my health and longevity
period. Now it’s great to have that inner, you know
we hear about all the data it’s nice to have that personal experience and that’s’
why I encourage people look give it a couple of weeks like the 21 day kick start program
from the physicians committee for responsible medicine and again it’s just like well give
it a couple of weeks. Give it 3 weeks give it a try you never know
how good you’ll feel until you try it and even if you’re healthy, even if you’re
not battling some disease so you’re getting lab work before and after cause then we can
really show you what the diet can do even if you’re healthy, people all the time come
back to me say “oh my gosh I had no idea, I thought I was healthy but I just thought
it was normal to have an upset stomach after meals but all of a sudden their digestion
is better, all of a sudden their sleep is better and their energy is better and so then
they have the internal motivation to stick with it to get those long term benefits like
reducing their risk of most of our top leading killer diseases. Now having said all that if you personally
don’t experience that then you have to figure out why and so we have to say ok you’re
cutting out all that junk what are you replacing it with? So for example it’s rare but about 1 in
250 people or so maybe 1 in 500 have a soy allergy for example right but they had never
eaten a soybean in their life but now all of a sudden they start eating plant based
and suddenly they eat like soy based versions of everything. So all of a sudden you’re getting all this
soy and little did they know their whole lives they’ve really been allergic to soy and
all of a sudden they feel horrible and they’re like “wow when I stopped eating my burger
I felt horrible so obviously the burger was awesome”. It’s like people going on this carnivore
diet where you just eat meat. I mean if you had celiac disease or you were
allergic to citrus for example and you just ate meat and all of sudden you feel so much
better it’s not the meat it’s because little did you know you’re just intolerant
to x, y, z. But we can certainly get at that so you can
have the best of both worlds a healthy diet that’s going to actually improve your health
and longevity.