Truth About 17 Day Diet

Yeah. Just go McDonald’s. Yeah, you can eat whatever you want. He’s like, “Fish oil, well it’s not going to hurt you but…” And I just thought, “Wow, again? Okay.” So now we got to take on the neurology department. The challenge is that we, as physicians, have a certain kind of training and we figure if we didn’t learn it in medical school, then it’s probably not true, or maybe it’s not based on evidence. So okay, maybe if you want to try it, it won’t hurt you but it’s probably not going to help. That’s the attitude. The truth is that there’s an enormous amount of evidence. There’s 700,000 new scientific papers published every year. There’s millions and millions and millions and millions of papers out there. Learn more at and

The truth is that most doctors, the average doctor can’t read a fraction of them. Right. So they say there’s no evidence. It means that they haven’t seen the evidence. It doesn’t mean that there isn’t the evidence. So when you start to dig, there’s so much evidence. There’s so much evidence. I mean, you look at any one study, you can’t really draw conclusions but you look at the overall pat- tern of the data, basic science research, animal research, human trials, observational trials, you can just sort of see this pattern of what’s happening around nutrition and nutrition science. There’s a story there being told about the benefits of fats and the… I mean, we just talked to a recent researcher who studied satu- rated fats and he found, look it’s really the carbohydrates that are causing your cholesterol problems, not your fat in your diet. Isn’t that fascinating? Yeah, I mean he said it was fascinating. He said that your satu- rated fat in your diet actually doesn’t cause the saturated fat in your blood to go up. Yeah. It’s actually sugar and carbs that cause your saturated fats in your blood to go up, which are associated with more heart disease, but it’s not… So how much butter do you eat? I’m just…how much… Well, the truth is that I actually…and we should talk about this, because I actually never had butter, never had butter. Okay. I mean I was like, “God, no butter. Butter is bad for you. You should be eating low fat and saturated fat.” Even in my book “Ultra Metabo- lism”, which I wrote 10 years ago, I was like, “No saturated fat. That’s bad.” Because that’s what the evidence seemed to show. Right. But over the last 10 years, there’s just been a wealth of contradictory evidence showing that it’s not associated and some of the benefits of butter. Now, there are differences between grass-fed butter and feed-lot butter in terms of the types of fats in there. For example, feed-lot butter doesn’t have conjugated linoleic acid, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, metabolic booster, and disease preventer. It’s got different kinds of nutrients in it, less nutrients. So you really want to have the right kind of butter. But you know, still I would say I am so brainwashed by my training that when I go to have butter, I’m like, “Is that bad for me?” I know it’s not, but I don’t think it is, but what if the research is wrong… It’s so ingrained. Dr. Hyman : …and what if they’re right. I kind of go through this…and I’ve written a book on this. I’ve studied every article. I’ve read every paper. I’ve looked at this and it’s like I still have this automatic response of like, “Oh God, I shouldn’t really put that butter in my coffee.” I think, “Oh, screw it. I’m doing it.” Right, right. So I actually decided…I would say I don’t avoid butter. Do I use it in my coffee sometimes? Yeah, it tastes good. I think its fine. It gives me lots of energy. I have a dairy sensitivity so I can use ghee sometimes. I think that I don’t worry about it. I talked to Dr. Krauss. I said, “Would you, if you had to choose from bagel and the butter, what would you choose?” He says, “Well you know, probably the butter?” I think that’s an interesting comment. I mean, that’s how I feel at this point. If I had to choose between the bagel and butter, I’m always going to choose the butter. That I know for sure. Learn more at