Speaker 1: (00:00)
Hey everybody, what's going on? Dr. Chad Woolner here and Dr. Buddy Allen. And this is episode 31 of the health fundamentals podcast. And on today's episode, we're going to be talking about a groundbreaking new study that links this to early death. So let's get started.
Speaker 2: (00:14)
You're listening to the health fundamentals podcast. I'm Dr. Chad Woolner and I'm Dr. buddy Allen. And this show was about giving you the simple but powerful cutting edge tools you need to change your health and your life. So sit back and enjoy the show as we show you the path to your best life down to a science.
Speaker 1: (00:33)
So, Hey everybody on today's episode, we've got something really interesting to share with you. There was a groundbreaking new study that was just released that I think, uh, helps dispel a really pretty common myth. Um, that's pretty pervasive amongst, um, clever, uh, food marketers, I guess is what we'll say. Um, this is basically what the new study said. It said, it doesn't matter and this is coming from, this was a, uh, an article we saw on Washington post. It doesn't matter if it's sugary or diet. New study links all soda to an early death. Um, there was a study, um, that was published in the journal of the American medical association, internal medicine. They said that participants who drank two or more glasses of soft drinks per day had a higher risk of mortality than those who consumed less than one glass per month. And it didn't matter if it was diet soda or regular a soda, the risk was the same.
Speaker 1: (01:39)
So that kind of has a lot of implications because the first one being we all have, um, one we've been lied to and, or misled by marketers, you know, diet versus, you know, non dye. And there's other studies that's, that say diet, uh, because of the sweeteners. There's a lot of different things that can happen from artificial sweeteners. Um, it also shows that people who drink diet soda has actually gained more weight because they crave other things. Right? So, I mean, but even beyond that, I think even far, far deeper reaching is our infinite capacity to justify, um, habits that we know are not great. Right. You know, because I think even people who drink diet soda know that, you know what, it's not the best of habits. Right. And, um, it really, I think we, but, but, but that's the, what you just said there, that they think it's not the best of habits, but they think it's a better yes.
Speaker 1: (02:37)
Than drinking regular soda. And that's just not the case at all. It's not, it's like, look, you're, you're better drinking water. Yeah. You know, or even for that matter, I mean, any, for those who don't like water, let's say there are a lot of other options to flavor your water with various electrolyte powders and things like that, that are far better you then, um, than diet soda for heaven's sake. You can even, if you want put, put a handful of Stevia drop, not handful, but a few Stevia drops flavored Stevia drops is going to be far better for you than diet soda. Sure. But obviously water is going to be your best face. You bet. Obviously. So, um, so anyways, this study was one of the largest of its kind. Um, they tracked over 450, 1000, 450, 1,743 men and women, uh, from 10 countries in Europe.
Speaker 1: (03:31)
Um, and so, um, didn't matter. Uh, basically they said for sweetened soft drinks, one or more glasses a day were associated with deaths from digestive diseases, including diseases of the liver, appendix, pancreas and intestines. And that makes perfect sense. I mean, you're, you're putting a tremendous amount of stress and strain on those organs. Uh, obviously pancreas, you know, if you're, if you're consuming, um, re regular soda, I mean, you're putting it, uh, I mean it's like almost like you're putting a straight IV of sugar into your body's system. And so what's going to have to happen is your pancreas is going to have to produce a significant amount of, uh, insulin and other, uh, various, uh, hormones to be able to assist in. This is kind of scary. Adolescent Italy for two years and a long time ago, mind you and I, and maybe there's soda consumption has gone up a lot, but they didn't drink a fraction of the soda that we drink here in the state.
Speaker 1: (04:32)
Right? They don't have big gas stations where you can buy 30 to 44 ounce fountain drinks at all. I mean, you couldn't buy a two liter or, or you know, cans or bottles, but they don't consume soda like we do here in America. No, even close to the same amount. Right. So I mean, you think about this, the numbers that they're, that they're already showing from Europe, that's kind of a little bit even more scary for those numbers or what those numbers would look like here for us know. Absolutely. You know, and, and without, um, you know, without making it sound too, I think some times the implications that are drawn from these things can make, it almost seem like we're pointing the finger at some sort of a vast conspiracy. But the fact of the matter is there's a tremendous amount of money in the, in the sugar.
Speaker 1: (05:20)
We'll just say the sugar industry, you know, I know there've been several documentaries that have been made, uh, talking about this, you know, that for years researchers have known that it's not fat that's the big demon that they wanted it to be, but rather it's sugar, you know, the carbohydrate intake has been the, in fact you said you, you watched a documentary not too long ago Halloween, uh, type one diabetes. And that was his conclusion that he had done research. Uh, the, the background on that documentary. Tell us about the background about that individual. Like, so my wife, um, was diagnosed with type one diabetes just two years ago. And so she, this, you know, trying to figure out this whole new way of living. You know, she's done a lot of research and digging and she found an old Jew, and I'm sorry, I don't remember his name, but there's a, an old doctor, um, who, uh, it's kind of funny.
Speaker 1: (06:09)
His, he was diagnosed when he was 12 with type one diabetes. And so as he grew older and there was so many things that they were doing wrong that he, it just, it wasn't working. He intuitively felt like gatherer was better approaches. He was a, an engineer, um, you know, through schooling and stuff. And he started figuring things like when the first glucose monitors came out and he actually rigged one up to be it as a huge device that he rigged up and took with him so he could check his blood like regularly throughout the day with you based upon what he was eating. And he had tons of wonderful, um, data to share with the [inaudible] American medical association and these different journals. And they all poo-pooed it saying like, Oh no, it's better. It's better that they have, there's no indication that high co, uh, carbohydrates affects diabetes at all.
Speaker 1: (07:00)
Now mind you, this is back in the the fifties and late fifties and sixties when he was first doing this, but that's still not that long ago. You think about it in terms of they had to have, I, I thought they had a much more thorough grasp of human physiology and biochemistry. Well, long story sort is this gentleman ends up going to med school because no one would listen to him because he was not a medical doctor. Um, goes to med schools. So he can now be more informed and informed the, the powers that be. But even to this day, the, um, the diabetic associations, diet recommendations are grossly you just way too much carbohydrates, way too much. And he and his whole story is like, look, you know, he's kind of helping people learn how to eat and manage their blood sugars so they're not destroying themselves cause carbohydrates, uh, you know, shook too many sugars in anyone's system.
Speaker 1: (07:55)
Stays toxic. Yeah. So it just so happens that diabetes, uh, you know, diabetics suffer the greatest, um, affects of it just because they can't eliminate those sugars or processed them as well as others. Right. And, and so, so for those who are watching, who have heard of diabetes before and have heard of insulin in the pancreas in that real quick, that, that relationship, but may not be too familiar with how it all works. Basically when your body has sugar, your body uses that as a fuel source and your cells will use that, um, cellular intracellularly as a fuel source. But the way that they receive that, or at least most cells in our body receive that is through insulin. Insulin is what shuttles that sugar into the cells so that the cells can utilize that as fuel, as energy. But if there's an excess of it, then what they'll do, what the body will do is it'll store it in the liver.
Speaker 1: (08:53)
Um, it'll, it'll kind of package it together as a big kind of compound known as glycogen. Um, and then beyond that, when we've kind of reached that, then it'll store it in fat cells, it'll, it'll convert it and you get excess fat. Um, but then beyond that, uh, the body will then begin to eliminate it, uh, through various channels. Obviously urinating, screening it through all those different things. But beyond that, when they, there gets a point in time where it's like the body can only do so much, and then all of a sudden we're talking about, uh, toxicity and all of those different things. So anyhow, um, so in terms of the implications of, of this, these two stones, these two are the, these, this study diet, sugary soda punchline is pretty straight forward. You know, how we fuel ourselves makes a big difference on our health.
Speaker 1: (09:46)
That's pretty obvious, you know, and so one simple way that we can dramatically increase the longevity of our lives and the overall function and, and the way we feel, the way we function, uh, is eliminating sugar. You know, and one of the fastest and easiest ways is to eliminate the soda eliminate, um, either way diet or, or other doesn't, it doesn't matter. No, absolutely. So, uh, that can be one of the most simple, straightforward ways that you could make a dramatic improvement in your health is just to eliminate that altogether. That's just a healthy habit. Yeah, absolutely. That's a healthier habit to, um, just learn to not drink your calories even if they're fake. Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. So, um, hopefully this has been eyeopening for you guys. Uh, if you've been meaning to quit the habit of drinking soda, diet or otherwise, uh, let this be perhaps, maybe a wake up call and or yet again another subtle or not so subtle reminder to stop that. So, um, anyways, hopefully this has been valuable. If you know others that could benefit, make sure you share it with them. Make sure you subscribe to this podcast and if you've got questions or comments, let us know and we look forward to sharing more with you on the next episode. We'll talk to you later.
Speaker 2: (10:58)
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