My Brain is Broken (RE: What made the Ancient Egyptians Fat and Sick?)

August 1, 2020

My response to "What made the Ancient Egyptians Fat and Sick?" by the youtube channel What I’ve Learned. I will never recover.

0:00 – Intro
1:06 – Ancient Egyptians ate high carb, low fat
5:47 – Curing ulcerative colitis with meat?
12:05 – Saturated fat is fine (of course)
18:37 – Carbs are bad (of course)
26:29 – Fiber, anti-nutrients, gluten OH MY!
38:48 – Conclusion

What I’ve Learned

Ancient Egyptian diet
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031018296000673
https://www.history.com/news/eat-like-an-egyptian#:~:text=Laborers%20ate%20two%20meals%20a,and%20royalty%20ate%20even%20better.

Food pyramid
http://www.whale.to/a/light.html
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8375951/#:~:text=Such%20attempts%20began%20when%20diet,the%20rights%20of%20food%20lobbyists
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/eathealthy/WhatIsMyPlate

Ulcerative colitis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6490072/
https://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/ulcerative-colitis/create-an-ulcerative-colitis-plan

Saturated fat & CVD
https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/nutrientrequirements/sfa_systematic_review/en/
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-truth-about-fats-bad-and-good
https://health.gov/sites/default/files/2019-10/DGA_Cut-Down-On-Saturated-Fats.pdf
https://www.truehealthinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/SCS-White-Paper.THI_.8-1-17.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053258/
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fat/art-20045550

Carbs & diabetes
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/fruits-vegetables-whole-grains-every-day-can-reduce-type-2-diabetes-risk
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/glycemic-index-and-glycemic-load-for-100-foods
https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/enjoy-food/eating-with-diabetes/diabetes-food-myths/myth-sugar-causes-diabetes

What Diet Does the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recommend?

Ketosis
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/in-depth/the-truth-behind-the-most-popular-diet-trends-of-the-moment/art-20390062

Fiber

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02503.x

Anti-nutrients (generally)

Are anti-nutrients harmful?

Gluten
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/ditch-the-gluten-improve-your-health
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/leaky-gut-syndrome/

Oxalate

Oxalate


https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Soluble-oxalate-content-DM-in-some-plant-species_tbl1_264174620

Kale sheds bum rap on kidney stones

Iron

Balanced diet
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/

Vitamin A
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-Consumer/
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/medical-tests/003571
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003571.htm
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/medical-tests/003570
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003570.htm

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