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this is going to be the most scientific breakdown of the egg diet that you’re gonna find on the Internet I’m gonna give you an unbiased review and I’m gonna look at different things I’m not just gonna look at the cholesterol side of things I want to look at Omega profiles I want to look at sulfur I want to look at glutathione I want to talk about the egg diet in a different light and help you understand truly what it is and this is completely unbiased I don’t do the egg diet anyhow if you don’t follow me already my name is Thomas de Lauer and go ahead and hit that subscribe button if you want to get three to five awesome nutrition and workout coaching videos per week and if you are already a follower make sure you turn on those notifications so you never miss a video all right so first off what the heck is the egg diet I’ll give you my first off honest impression of the egg diet it’s something that’s been sort of manufactured to piggyback off of the keto diet people are seeing that the keto diet is successful and that’s getting popular so people are starting to make different spin-offs with the same general underlying principles but ultimately the egg diet is more of a mono diet it’s where you really focus on eggs as your primary source of fuel if not your only source of fuel some people eating upwards of two dozen eggs per day it can be pretty darn aggressive the whole idea here is that eggs supposedly have the abundant nutrient profile that you need to survive and the perfect ratio of fats to protein some of that I’m not going to argue with okay if you have really truly good quality eggs you can get a nice nutrient profile from them and sure the fat to protein ratio is quite nice and supports a general ketogenic lifestyle but there’s some other things we really have to look at first off it’s never good to get your food from just one source what’s gonna happen is your body’s ultimately gonna start to develop antibodies to it and it’s gonna happen very fast as we start to consume something over and over and over again our bodies do start to create antibodies to it it does start to create a reaction raising specific IgE and IgG responses within the body these idg responses make it so that your body signals an immune attack whenever you’re eating this food in the future this is the same kind of thing that happens with gluten intolerance for example back in the 1950s we didn’t have much of an issue with gluten believe it or not nowadays we have an issue with gluten and it’s not so much that gluten has changed a whole lot it’s more so we have over consumed wheat to the point where we’re developing antibodies to it well this happens at a smaller scale very aggressively and very fast if you consume the same food especially only that food but let’s talk about something different I want to talk more so about the Omega profile Omega threes versus omega sixes eggs are generally about 1% Omega 3 and over 14% Omega 6 now you might hear the word Omega and automatically think that it’s a good thing but here’s the thing omega sixes are not good in high amounts not good at all in fact very very detrimental so much so that there are multiple studies that link omega sixes with inflammation and terrible conditions within the body so what’s the problem why can’t we just modulate that omega-6 or something else well here’s the thing we need to be an equal balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6s and if we’re consistently consuming a food that is higher in omega 6’s than omega threes it’s skewing that balance in our body so what exactly happens with omega sixes then Omega sixes are what are called a pro-inflammatory fat it is literally their job to signal inflammation at specific periods of time Omega 6s helps support the immune system so they literally are provoking inflammation they’re also provoking higher blood pressure and provoking blood clotting they’re literally a security measure and our body should only have enough Omega sixes to ultimately support these emergencies not provoke inflammation all the time so if we have high levels of omega sixes we have high levels of inflammation occurring constantly and if you’ve ever watched my videos on inflammation you know that this inflammation is what is very very detrimental to your fat loss goals and to your overall health goals it’s slowing a lot of things now but what does it have to do with the Omega threes well here’s the cool thing kind of cool depending what situation you’re in omega-3s and omega-6s compete for the same enzyme in the body what do I mean by that well this enzyme converts omega sixes into a usable inflammation provoking form and the same enzyme converts Omega threes into a usable form how come there’s only one enzyme the world may never know maybe we just haven’t evolve to that point yet but the fact of the matter is in a perfect world we’d have enough enzymes to support omega-3 and omega-6 but right here right now they compete for the same enzyme which means that if you have more omega-6 in the body that enzyme is going to say hey I’m sorry mister omega-3 I only have room for the busy crowd over here I’ll have to deal with you later so it’s gonna go over to the Omega 6s so that means that that ratio is gonna get worse and worse and worse of what’s in your body because that enzymes going to continue to favor omega sixes so when we consume a food that is super high in omega-6 and super low in omega threes we’re putting ourself in a very terrible situation where we can never convert alpha linoleic acid into Equis a pentanoic acid and Doukas a hexanoic acid the very powerful Omega threes so that is my biggest biggest issue with the egg diet you’re putting yourself in a terrible Omega imbalance which is going to leave you feeling very cruddy and potentially even causing long-term damage all right now let’s circle over to the cholesterol world okay I’m going to play devil’s advocate here on the egg diet because I have a little bit of a different stance when it comes to cholesterol I’ve seen a lot of people talk about how the egg died it’s gonna end up raising everyone’s cholesterol as well as the keto diet gonna raise everybody’s cholesterol guys we have to understand something our bodies on a given day usually have between 1,500 and 2,000 milligrams of cholesterol in them period that’s just the way it goes about 25% of that is coming from our diet 75% is already manufactured in our body cholesterol is not all coming from the diet the vast majority three-fourths of it is just being synthesized and processed and manufactured by our own bodies the bulk of what we consume in the way of dietary cholesterol ends up getting emulsified broken down by bile salts and excreted through the body we’re not even absorbing most of it but here’s the other crazy thing is that our bodies use a very tightly regulated system to make sure that we don’t ever have too much cholesterol so if we consume more dietary cholesterol our body’s going to create less of its own manufactured kind to make sure that we’re in balance and if our dietary intake of cholesterol is too low then surprise our body manufactures more to make sure we’re always at that 1,500 to 2,000 milligrams okay the reason that people end up with high cholesterol roll ends up with other genetic mutations and other issues outside of the diet now I couldn’t get totally flamed for saying this but there’s quite a few studies to back it up in fact there was one study that was a meta-analysis that means a big study that took a look at multiple studies that was published in the Journal of obesity reviews so let’s talk about this one this meta study took a look at 17 at clinical trials with over 1,100 patients 17 major clinical trials 1,100 patients okay and what they did is they took a look at these patients they put them on a high fat low carb diet and what they found is at the end of a very long time they had no change in their LDL cholesterol and no change in their HDL cholesterol proving that dietary cholesterol doesn’t make a big impact on our overall cholesterol levels good or bad so with that being said I think we can just forget the fact the egg diets going to affect your cholesterol I don’t think it’s gonna do that the way that it could affect your cholesterol or it could affect atherosclerosis is because of the omega-6 is it’s going to jack up that inflammation and that inflammation is going to cause inflammation in the arterial walls which will therefore allow LDL to stick in the wall more so there it could cause an arterial plaque issue but it’s not from the cholesterol itself all right so now let’s talk about another component of these wonderful white beauties that people don’t really talk about very often and that is sulfur okay have you ever noticed if you eat a lot of eggs that you end up with gas that smells like well rotten eggs guess what that’s sulfur if you’ve ever been to Yellowstone National Park you’ve ever been to any kind of geyser you smell that sulfur that’s what’s going on same thing it’s a mineral and it’s the third most abundant mineral in our body in the first place and it’s required for a ton of different things but if you end up finding that when you go on the egg diet or you consume copious amounts of eggs that you end up having a lot of a rotten egg smelling gas problem you are probably consuming too much sulfur okay that’s a good sign that you don’t have enough cysteine to ultimately bind with it and therefore you don’t need that much so you can lay off the cruciferous vegetable so the egg diet will tell you that if you’re deficient in sulfur the egg diet might be perfect for you so if you’re not getting the gas or anything like that then maybe it’s gonna work out for you you see we have this thing in our body called glutathione and glutathione is produced to ultimately nullify any of the toxins in our body but part of the way that glutathione works is it binds with actual sulfur and it creates something called glutathione reductase okay it’s the reduced form of glutathione when that glutathione goes throughout the body it reacts with poisons and it gives away one of its electrons what happens then is the old glutathione that have given away their electrons actually have to combine with each other again and when they combine with each other the two sulfur molecules that are attached to the glutathione bind to each other so I know that’s advanced but all I’m trying to get across is that sulfur is a key route in detoxifying your body even though when you have sulfur gas it smells like your lethally toxic okay that was just kind of a joke but anyway here’s my breakdown of the egg diet okay good bad ugly take whatever you want the fact is eggs do have a nice abundant profile of minerals and vitamins but most of them are so processed and most of them are so low quality that you’re never going to get much benefit out of it in the first place and your inflammatory signals are going to be so jacked up and your overall immune system is gonna be so fired up from the antibodies you’re probably not going to get the benefit anyway that’s just my take as always if you have ideas for future videos just put them in the comment section below or if you want me to review any kind of diet or any kind of fad I’m happy to throw the science at you I’ll see you in the next video
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The Egg Diet: Is it Safe to Eat ONLY Eggs on a Keto Diet? – Thomas DeLauer… This is going to be the most scientific breakdown of the egg diet that you’re going to find on the internet. I’m going to give you an unbiased review, and I’m going to look at different things. I’m not just going to look at the cholesterol side of things, I want to look at omega profiles, I want to look at sulfur, I want to look at glutathione. I want to talk about the egg diet in a different light, and help you understand truly what it is. This is completely unbiased. I don’t do the egg diet.
Anyhow, if you don’t follow me already, my name’s Thomas DeLauer. Go ahead and hit that subscribe button if you want to get three to five awesome nutrition and workout coaching videos per week. If you are already a follower, make sure you turn on those notifications so you never miss a video. All right, so first off, what the heck is the egg diet? I’ll give you my first off honest impression of the egg diet. It’s something that’s been sort of manufactured to piggy-back off of the keto diet. People are seeing that the keto diet is successful, and that it’s getting popular, so people are starting to make different spinoffs with the same general underlying principles.
Ultimately, the egg diet is more of a mono-diet. It’s where you really focus on eggs as your primary source of fuel, if not your only source of fuel. Some people eating upwards of two dozen eggs per day, you can pretty darn aggressive. The whole idea here is that eggs supposedly have the abundant nutrient profile that you need to survive, and the perfect ratio of fats to protein. Some of that I’m not going to argue with, okay? If you have really truly good quality eggs, you can get a nice nutrient profile from them, and sure, the fat to protein ratio is quite nice, and supports a general ketogenic lifestyle, but there are some other things that we really have to look at.
First off, it’s never good to get your food from just one source. What’s going to happen is your body’s ultimately going to start to develop antibodies to it, and it’s going to happen very fast. As we start to consume something over, and over, and over again, our bodies do start to create antibodies to it. It does start to create a reaction, basing specific IGE, and IGG responses within the body. These IGG responses make it so that your body signals an immune attack whenever you’re eating this food in the future. This is the same kind of thing that happens with gluten intolerance.
For example, back in the 1950s, we didn’t have much of an issue with gluten, believe it or not. Nowadays, we have an issue with gluten. It’s not so much that gluten has changed a whole lot, it’s more so that we have over consumed wheat to the point where we’re developing antibodies to it. Well this happens at a smaller scale, very aggressively, and very fast if you consume the same food, especially only that food. But let’s talk about something different.
I want to talk more so about the omega profile, omega-3s versus omega-6s. Eggs are generally about 1% omega-3, and over 14% omega-6. Now you might hear the word omega and automatically think that it’s a good thing, but here’s the thing, omega-6s are not good in high amounts, not good at all. In fact, very, very detrimental, so much so that there are multiple studies that link omega-6s with inflammation, and terrible conditions within the body.
What’s the problem, why can’t we just modulate that omega-6 with something else? Well, here’s the thing, we need to be in equal balance of omega-3, and omega-6s. If we’re consistently consuming a food that is higher in omega-6s, than the omega-3s, it’s skewing that balance in our body. What exactly happens with omega-6s then? Omega-6s are what are called a pro-inflammatory fat. It is literally their job to signal inflammation at specific periods of time. Omega-6s help support the immune system. They literally are provoking inflammation.
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