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What I've Learned, videos on health

What I’ve Learned Collection of Videos  6/6/2021


High budget, concise, excellent supporting shots, entertaining, very few errors, until he ventured into psychology and fad beliefs such as green tea

Need to make sure all of these are in the library

LCHF low carb high fat diet,    t2d type 2 diabetes

He has so much right that I highly recommend 85% of his videos. 

Grumbling about a couple of errors and getting it right:  There is so much crap thrown out by industries of food and drugs so as to bury that which industries wish to hide with bad science is excusable, and that which is a common belief is part of being human.  For the later his pop psychology (contrary to science), meditation, breath and green teat comes to my brain (mind).  His slipping on industry slime includes gut biome and gluten is to breath is not a health issue and gluten

Beyond what where he has gone.  I am writing a very technical book after posting these topics on my website.  I am taking 2 years so that other researchers can stand upon my shoulders and see further. could be bad for those who are insulin resistant. Insulin resistance is caused by mitochondrial dysfunction and this causes an underproduction of ATP, the energy molecule which those systems use.  thus their systems for handling potential toxic substance because of downregulation caused by insufficient ATP:  the systems aren’t doing their job when taxed by excess.  This is through excessive reactive sugar fructose damaging the mitochondria.  Look up mitochondrial dysfunction, there are thousands of article on it.  I am writing a book on how this is by far the major cause of the conditions associated with the western diet.  Early research is at http://healthfully.org/rmb/

5 steps to stop procrastinating, focus & be productive, 10 min 778,000 views, What I’ve Learned, on staying focused. very good psychology of pairing activities, exercise when not starting to improve blood flow, track what you do when goofing off, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N60bMFqkcpU Very Good

3 habits to improve your brain  | boost energy and improve willpower this year  7 min, 1,530.000 views What I’ve Learned, poor on account of falling for standard crapolla about when to sleep; the flaw is naps work even better as a refresher, second that of internet addiction isn’t addiction but rather a way to relieve boredom better than television, mindless chatting, listening to music, and reading fiction. Reducing boredom is a negative reinforcement (avoidance of discomfort). Full of quack scientific psychology, but right about exercise (wrong on sleep and meditation)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLU2W-gasUQ  Okay

The Alzheimer’s antidote, can we prevent type 3 diabetes? 25 min 173,000 views, what I ‘ve learned, interview of Amy Berger on AD.  She is excellent, very good interview

***** part 1 Can you cure diabetes/does fat cause diabetes, 18 min, 491,000, what I’ve learned, cover 6 myths about diabetes, what you need to know that is contrary to the myths that media, dieticians, and doctors promote insulin resistance, (Prof women is from Harvard.  In the 60s Harvard for years received money for tobacco science from the Sugar Research institute)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpOP_HKeazU   FOUNDATION,  His best at debunking tobacco science. 

***** Part II Obesity and diabetes explained: the overflow phenomenon 16 min, 603,000 views, Oct 2018, What I’ve Learned, lots of good basics such as insulin causes fat storage, and rebuttal of bad studies, but failed to mention industry funding or going into the biology behind ketogenic diet—covered elsewhere. He shows at 13 min how a KOL lies to the public & physicians  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlfZvnV4v50  Excellent

***** The carnivore diet:  why? Sept, 20 min 844K, What I’ve Learned, for those who want to know what is going on with the food that we eat.  Lots of info on plant toxin, including Bruce Ames on plant toxins a very important point, as to why man-made chemicals in foods are a minor issue, because we have system to detoxify them as we do with pant toxins.  Also covers polyunsaturated fats that destroy B1, while saturated ones preserve B1 & become rancid in body  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isIw2AN_-XU  Excellent

The Carnivore Diet:  Why would it work? What nutrient and fiber, 20 min 891,000 views, Aug 2018, What I’ve Learned, very good point by Bruce Ames, that plants don’t want to be eaten and produce many, many chemicals that increase the risk of illness, and fiber doesn’t promote bowel movement.  I doubt his claim for hormetic benefit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isIw2AN_-XU&t=2s  very good

Control your breath, control your body (Wim Hof explained) 11 min, 327,000 view What I’ve L  earned.  Hof is capitalizing on a genetic adaptation to the cold, a rare trait, to which the Fuegians of Terre del Fuego (tip of South America) have.  The swim in fidget waters and wear scant clothing. There is a case where a fishing boat around 2005 went down in the North Sea (average temperature 50 degrees), one crew member survived in those waters for over an hour before being picked up.  

***** Do calories matter? 14, min, 638,000 What I’ve Learned, covers all the key points about fat and carbs and their hormone regulation including the role of fructose, glucose leptin, insulin, insulin resistance and role in  fat storage,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcMBm-UVdII&t=20s foundation WATCH

***** Can you cure diabetes?  Dose fat cause type 2 diabetes, 18 min 901,000 views, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpOP_HKeazU exposes the advice that makes type-2 diabetes a lifelong progressive condition, cases of reversing diabetes by LCHF diet Excellent

Doublespeak, how to lie without lying, 16 min, 3,000,000 views, What I’ve Learned, entertaining without learning. viz., witty, for example on how to burrier your listener with learned obscurity,  to dress something unpleasant as estate tax as death tax and so.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP07oyFTRXc good Not included for lack of category

Emotions are negotiable / How we can control mood thought psychology min, 207 views

***** Everything wrong with the “System” (Educate yourself) 13 min, 309,000 views, What I’ve learned, first quality video, this one in the series is on the business manipulated information system and why we must do due diligence. As professor Ben Goldacre says, “The devil is in the details.” Quality, college level, for one familiar with basic diet terms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzl7oX9FYGE foundation WATCH  

Five steps to stop procrastinating 11 min, 577,000 views

***** Food Industry’s secret weapon (why sugar is addictive e & in 80% of food) 13 min, 912,000 views what I have learned, as expected they put profits before people, marketing works.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPxIssabhTc  foundation WATCH

Healthy LDL cholesterol on prion food diet, Dave Feldman 16 min

High carb to low carb to keto to carnivore | Dr. Ken  Berry 16 min 250,000 views, Nov 2018, What I’ve Learned, an interview of the Dr. who wrote Lies My Doctor Told Me, lack of science, case history of one, limited to Nordic genes who adapted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aayap3NB2d4 so-so

How much bacon gives you liver failure? What about colon cancer? 12 min 116,000 view

How the gut microbiome affects the brain and mind,13 min, 467,000 views, What I’ve Learned More industry bullshit to get scientist and public looking in the wrong places, Bacteria don’t evolve to make us health with a few exceptions where a symbiotic relationship develop, it is evolve to consume our energy skip

How the internet Redesigns your mind:  Choose your default mode 10 min 529,000 views, Mar. 2017 misses Premack’s principle on the hexarchy, other than that it is well done and will be appreciated by a wide audience, but not the neuroscientists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWI4_Oe-Qbs good

How the internet ruins productivity (by design) 12 min, 604,000 views, What I’ve Learned, why we surf the internet for novel materials; which the brain through dopamine and the relief of boredom.  The surfing hits upon the reward of finding something good, which becomes compulsive.  Too much based on cognitive psychology, instead of evolutionary psychology  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lx1kIrempw Okay   

Willpower is for losers, 13 min, 3 M views, What I’ve learned, uses cognitive psychology, and goes down the wrong tunnel, behavior shows that with positive reinforcers, the person will be more productive, more able to do what should be done and do it better , Avoid a reinforce is a better solution that resisting it.   Skip

***** How to quit sugar & unhealthy habits, 15 min, 1.2M views What I have learned, full of good advice distinctions  and science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olEMIohTgzQ foundation WATCH

Improve willpower in 5 min:  how heart rate variability helps brain functions 10 min, Jan 2018

Intermittent fasting and Hunger:  what the science says, 1,2M 11 min what I’ve learned

Intermittent fasting how it affects sleep 7 min, 435,000 views circadian rhythm, I find this not important, though possible true, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB4S98_ZIPk so-so

Ice man breathing:  what to know when doing the Wim Hof method.11 min, 779,000, What I’ve Learned  Skip

Improve willpower in 5 minutes, How heart rate variability helps brain function 10 min, 202,000 views Skip

***** Intermittent fasting and hunger:  what the science says, 11 min, 1.4M views Jan 2018  What I’ve Learned  A very important concept in weight control, that it is easier to go without eating than to eat, and that small portions carbs off turn of the metabolism, and create the 3 hour hunger cycle which occurs when blood glucose is low, a must watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFT2IKmwyfg  foundation WATCH

Is there common an excess of gluten? The evidence is weak.  Skip

Is gluten bad for your health? the science 13 min, 694,000 views, picks weak sources, which like bad pharma and herbal crap present a theory of why gluten is bad, their conclusion in doubt.  Gluten free diet can help people with intestinal conditions such as Crohn’s disease, and those have not been tested for it and manifest general symptoms such as fatigue. Too much hype pushing Celia’s condition with symptom diagnosis instead of lab testing.   A safer approach is to go very low net carbs, increase saturated fats, and see if there is an improvement  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=is+gluten+bad+for+you So-so

*****Is ketosis dangerous (science of fasting & low carb keto) 16 min, 2.2M views, exceptionally well research as to the science and benefits of burning fat in the form of ketones, while carbs are not essential                                                                                                  wrong about stress, it is associated with but not a cause, poverty is not stress, but rather the lack of proper food in fats and proteins.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dan8qtgQRi8&t=28s foundation WATCH

*****Low Carb & Keto:  What about cholesterol?  13 min, 632k views, What I’ve Learned, Keto diet is 19 times as many calories from fat and protein as net carbs, right on about cholesterol as not the problem and is essential for life, that low cholesterol is associated with death and high with longevity & saturated fats are good and vegetable oil fats bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7zWNabebxs foundation WATCH

Less breath is better health? | mouth breathing vs. nasal breathing, 11 min, 488,000 views What I’ve Learned As for breath.  A small percentage of people can endure the cold. Wim Hof is one of those persons.  The Fuegians at the tip of South America (Tierra del Fuego), are a group of aboriginals that have those genes, and go with minimal clothes in their frigid climate, and waters swim

***** Longevity and why I now eat one meal a day 16 min, 6,039.000 views + 3,223,000 What I have Learned, a lot of good info history and on fasting and how aboriginals live with one meal, are genes adaptation, problem of insulin with 3 meals a day which causes fat storage, and glucose in cells damages it by glycation, intermittent fasting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfR6bAXr-c&t=10s foundation WATCH

*****Longevity & Why I now eat One Meal a Day 16 min, 2,783,000, What I’ve Learned very good on science, covers the essential points without major errors, good illustration, clear audio, packed full of correct information, for an aware general audience and entertaining, fasting slowly reverses insulin resistance [thus mitochondrial dysfunction] which makes us sick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfR6bAXr-c  TWELTH CHOICE

*****Low carb and keto:  what about cholesterol? 13 min, 1M views, What I’ve Learned covers why the French do so well on a  diet that has 3 times the amount of saturated fat that the American Heart Association recommends.  Tears apart the tobacco theories as to LDL cholesterol and  oxidized fats cause atherosclerosis.  Benefit of low carb high fat keto diet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7zWNabebxs Excellent

Making sense of antidepressant is and Health  | the history and logic of current science 18 min 385,000 views, What I’ve learned, on issues of science as to the lack of mechanism for antidepressants, the harm caused long term usage, but misses all the big ones, such as scientific fraud in studies is the norm for pharma, the major side effects, that the bell curve is moved to the left for everyone, even those he believe they benefitted, and the measurement for success is slanted to make a sedative causing a person to sleep more is part of the healing process, some value  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugcq6FWmNI8&t=20s Okay

 Meat grows the brain or rusts the body? 15 mins 280,992 What I’ve Learned Feb 2020, usual quality, on a complex problem of heme which comes only from animal protein, and is absorbed at a much higher rate than plant-based iron, which is low on iron making many of the vegetarians anemic.  To many population studies, and not clear answer about how much meat  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MH2ZKt35K4 very good

***** Obesity and diabetes explained: the overflow phenomenon 16 min, 745,000 views, What I’ve Learned, lots of good basics such as insulin causes fat storage, and rebuttal of bad studies, but failed to mention industry funding or going into the biology behind ketogenic diet—covered elsewhere. He shows how KOLs lie to the public & physicians  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568163713000640 Excellent Part II of Can you cure diabetes/does fat cause diabetes

Salt:  Are you getting enough? 13 min, 327,000 views, What I’ve Learned; the historical use was much higher because of food preservation; we urinate the excess away.  With US guidelines for salt have a higher mortality rate than taking 6 times that amount. He misses the little effect that it has on blood pressure, see Dr. Fung, also the contravening variable of people with heart condition are both taking drugs and on a low salt diet.   https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=salt+%2B+what+I%27ve+learnedvery very good

The science of internet addiction …..17 min, 278,000 views. What I’ve Learned, entertaining but crap psychology, misses role of boredom, and the pleasure of learn, social usage, fellow feeling etc.  okay

Sleep exercise and meditation:  14 min, What I’ve Learned

***** The story of fat:  why we are wrong about Health, 15 min, 725,000 views, What I’ve Learned (Patron), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S6-v37nOtY foundation WATCH

*****The Story of Fat and why we were wrong about health 15 min, 181.000 views What I have Learned , on bad food manufacturers and how it is all about marking.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S6-v37nOtY foundation WATCH.   He at last missed two, that Ancel Keys was in the pay of industry and selected because of our government’s industrial farm policy set under Nixon, and the second is on statins and that pharma cooks the results of trial they own.  More recent lectures correct that error. 

*****Sugar Explained: why sugar is as bad as alcohol (Fructose the liver toxin) 15 min 681,000 views, What I’ve Learned, quality well-illustrated production that gets across all of the key points across while others take an hour, for everyone with the basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_4Q9Iv7_Ao  foundation WATCH

***** Sugar is in everything why sugar is addictive and in 80% of food, 13, min, 275,000 views What I’ve Learned, part of the same series above https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPxIssabhTc foundation WATCH

***** Sugar Why your body makes you Fat and Hungry (Food and Weight Gain Part 2) 12 min 313,000 views, What I Have Learned on how the sugar fructose causes the obesity epidemic, by causing insulin resistance which screws up our weight regulatory system, to make us make us hungry, tired, store excess fat storage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHaCKudtVi0 foundation WATCH

Three habits to improve your brain:  boost energy and willpower this year, 7 min, What I’ve Learned

Vegan vs omnivore: the debate 196,000 Nov. 25 min

What if heart disease and diabetes had the same cause | Ivor Cummins, 37 min, 106,000 Dec 2018 (1 Mo) what I’ve Learned

What if you could forget to want alcohol/the Sinclair Method, 12 min, What I’ve Learned

What is the point of depression? 16 min, 850,000 views 

Where do emotions come from?  You create them 11 min, 310,000 views,  4 theories of emotion, but into cognitive psychology and concept forming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ0_p2nnK2Q good

Why are people so health in Japan 11 min, 389,000 what I’ve learned, stress all the possible ways certain substances in foods is purportedly good for you. This is industry twaddle that are not curative while ignoring the cause fructose (which are fingered in other of his documentaries).  Great format, but because it promotes cognitive dissonance, thumbs down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WiUQtOhfIc  Skip

Why are we still counting calories (history vs. science), July, 6 min. What I’ve Learned

***** Why Calories are NOT important (Food and weight gain, Part 1) 12 min, 236,000 What I’ve Learned, on how counting calories is based on the false premise that a calorie is a calorie.  They are not all equal, and to lose weight we must metabolize fat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRSeyCZwEUI foundation WATCH

Why does Japan care so much about blood types? 13 min, 560 views, What I’ve Learned

Why do we find Satisfying things so Satisfying? (Neuroscience and Pleasure),18 min, 93000 views, in 4 weeks, What I’ve learned. A good mixture of neuroscience, and behavior, including pleasure-centers, dopamine, and more.  Gets the view on the right path by avoiding the bad science of the popular cognitive psychology.  Misses evolutionary psychology, and deeper neuroscience issues.  Doesn’t stress enough how’s in charge (the brain& how good start.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr0JMv2uYxQ  Good

Why drink butter coffee, the science of bulletproof coffee, 9 min, 716,000 views, What I’ve Learned

***** Why exercise is so underrated (brain power and movement link) 15 min, 581,000 views, What I have Learned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsVzKCk066g and updated version 22 min, 12 views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcyvX2mnNpE foundation WATCH

*****Why habits form and how to control then 12 min, 287,000 views, What I’ve Learned, a voyage into psychology, a good intellectual train on think about what we are, and how the brain controls., he calls it building habit.  On learning and much more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls_VFIU1Dv4 Excellent

Why is it so easy to be thin in Japan 7 min, 3,290,000, what I have learned, stress the different cultural environment, one example is that there are 15 times more fast food places per person in the us, and there several times as many places and machines selling sugar laden food. Obesity is 3.5% in Japan, and counting both obese & morbidly obese  43% in the U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr4MmmWQtZM Very Good

Why is nutrition so complicated 32 min, 995,000 views, What I’ve Learned, brings up issues of confounding variables, which needed more development complexity of gene interaction, looking at the reference studies, metanalyses, context, limitation of animal studies, but these were topics not well organized, misses the underlying mechanisms as a guide, too many interviews, interesting  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRAw7yeDO-c&t=64s&pbjreload=10 Good 

***** Why meditate?  Change your brain’s default mode, 14 min, 836,000 view What I’ve Learned, influenced by Dan Harris.  The brain default mode network (known in Eastern writings as monkey mind/chatter is an area different than compared to the task positive region, when one is more active, the other is less.  Meditation develops mindfulness, focus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVPDYhW_nw Very good 

Why is nutrition science so complicated? 32 min 994,000 views,

Why Porn Changes the brain  18 min, 1.0 M How we have evolved for porn

Why Sleep is critical for the body and brain 14 min, 232,000 views, What I’ve Learned, too much bad science, misses autophagy, and focus on REM, sleep is needed for autophagy (repairs)   skip

*****WHY Sugar is as Bad as Alcohol (Fructose, The Liver Toxin) !4 min, 2.2M views, What I’ve Learned,   the science behind why fructose is poison like alcohol to the live:  both cause fatty liver, fructose  through  insulin resistance causes  obesity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_4Q9Iv7_Ao  SEVENTH CHOICE

Why we are fat and hungry, 12 min, 2M what I’ve learned, on how porn biologically is strongly reinforcing through the catechol amines, and that satiation drives variety (misses bonding through the fellow-feeling emotion), dopamine supports the reward system of operant condition to promote learning..

 ***** Why we are still counting calories: history versus science 6 min, starts with the 2016 biggest loser study, metabolic adaptation, essential materials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNgvMYb7iQ Excellent

***** Why we don’t have free will, and this okay, 25 min, 500,000 Views, What I’ve learned, Dec 2017, a topic that we need to understand, or as neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga say, the brain rules.  Many examples of that are presented https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0GN4urbA_c Very good, The lack of awareness of how the brain controls behavior gives the illusion that the rational portion of the brain is the decider.  He misses the best would be to hold that an act without causal antecedents that are determinative is capricious.  The second would be is how does the rational side decide, this leads to an infinite digression, and if it can be trained, then it has causal antecedent, that of training. 

***** Why we get fat & hungry (part 2), 12, min,1.1 m views, What I’ve learned, covers all the essential points, biology rules, insulin causes fat storage, carbs drive fat accumulation,  plenty of history showing that we turned it upside down,  but misses fructose and incorrectly blames the lack of fiber, though on others he states that fructose is a poison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHaCKudtVi0&t=5s  foundation WATCH


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