059: Dr. Gundry explains: Why You’re Eating Too Much Protein
These days, it seems like there’s a new diet every week — and most of them have one thing in common: Lots and lots of protein.
But is all that protein necessary — or even healthy?
On this episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, I’m going to debunk a few of the biggest myths about protein, tell you the one protein you should always avoid, and explain why a vegetarian diet may be the healthiest diet out there — EVEN if you want to build big muscles.
I’m also going to tell you about one lectin-containing food you should add to your diet today (yes, really!).
So tune in — you won’t want to miss this one.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How much protein your body really needs every day (the answer will surprise you) (1:30)
- Why the creator of the Atkins diet gained so much weight and why the Atkins diet can have the same effect on YOU (8:30)
- The real reason the “meat-only” carnivore diet works (hint: It’s NOT protein) (10:00)
- A surprising “hidden danger” in red meat that can actually harm your brain (11:30)
- Why the world’s “superolds” all share this 1 thing in common (and it’s not their diet) (12:45)
- The 1 weird thing that happens when older people stop eating so much protein (15:00)
- The truth about “grass fed” beef (prepare to be SHOCKED) (20:15)
- How to get the benefits of cutting calories WITHOUT cutting calories every day (21:30)
- What my “cheat day” actually looks like (22:50)
- One super source of healthy plant protein and my favorite “on-the-go” protein snack (25:00)
- My favorite source of protein and how it can “turn on” your longevity genes (it even contains lectins!) (26:50)
- The “salad solution” for meeting all your body’s protein needs (28:00)
- The “buggy” benefits of intermittent fasting (plus: The dangers of fasting too long) (32:45)
Mentioned on this episode:
Dr. Valter Longo’s research on proteins
Dr. Gundry-approved proteins and animal products
Why a vegetarian diet is good for you
Gluconeogenesis and a high-protein diet
Replace your beef with chicken to reduce breast cancer risk
Effect of calorie restriction on IGF-1 levels
If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:
Carnivore Diet: Crazy delicious, or just plain crazy?
Dr. Mercola reveals: the truth about “keto fasting”
The Truth About Calorie Restriction l Prof. Valter Longo
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Thank you Dr. Gundry. I have beeb a “PP’er” for 13 months with incredible results. I have 2 questions.
1. Ground Bison. Buffalo are always seen in wild; I have never seen cattle yards of Bison. Is bison compliant?
Q.#2. What about KOBE beef or “Japanese Beef”. I know it has more fat than our cattle yard grain fed cows due to their diets.
Are either of these compliant? Thank you in advance.
Why are tomatoes (home grown) not allowed? And why do lentils have to be pressure cooked – can’t they be slow cooked in a pot?
Have been following your book (except for tomatoes) and lost 7 pounds in as many days. from 138 to 131. However, my energy level is pathetic. What am I doing wrong?
Hi Dr. Gundry,
I would like some clarification on how much protein we should consume. I believe in your podcast (9/30/2019) you referred to Dr. Valter Longo’s recommendation of 30 gm per day and anymore than that does not get absorbed by your body.
However, I found this in Dr. Longo’s longevity diet for adults, “If you are below the age of 65, keep protein intake low (0.31 to 0.36 grams per pound of body weight). That comes to 40 to 47 grams of proteins per day for a person weighing 130 pounds, and 60 to 70 grams of protein per day for someone weighing 200 to 220 pounds. Over age 65, you should slightly increase protein intake…”
do you have any suppliers in australia….in the ad you say free postage but it is not for here..and once I convert my australian money to american my overall cost is nearly $90 for one item, is there a cheaper way to buy your products???
I’m fascinated by this I am omnivorous I am willing to change my belief system.
However I believe that the blue zone people are healthy because there in communities
Why have these omnivorous centarians not been mentioned
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