Video 5 of 7 Diving into reasons people say they can not succeed on an 80/10/10 diet, This time “Raw Vegan Goes Against My Culture” with the author himself, Dr. Douglas Graham of FoodnSport.com
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Dr. Graham: In our society, it’s common for people to have cultural pride, it‘s just normal in our society to eat a lot of meat. They eat a lot of meat, the meal isn‘t complete without some meat, even in some of the poorest places I‘ve been where they don‘t eat a lot of meat they still include meat and the meal is you know focused around that bit of meat. It‘s kind of like telling me, well in my culture we‘re abusive towards women…
Chris: That‘s what I was just thinking, yeah, and there are some cultures that really are!
Dr. Graham: We have a house guest right now from Iran and fortunately her mother left Iran when she was a kid and said “get her out of here” because this isn‘t a great place for a woman to grow up, it‘s just not it‘s not how I want my girls to grow up. To me, if I look and I go well yeah my parents ate lots of meat, okay that doesn‘t mean I have to, I can make my own choices. So when I hear people say “I grew up in Chile and in Chile, I would just be an outcast if I didn‘t eat meat” yeah I don‘t think anybody else really cares that much about what you eat. I understand it might not be what everybody eats.
Chris: yeah it might bring up some questions maybe some people bring some concern.
Dr. Graham: You might be the only one in your town, but so what, what if a doctor told you that you had a rare condition and you couldn‘t eat meat would you not be able to stay in your town and have the condition and would you be outcast from society? I know you know because you hear about like people with weird physiology who can‘t handle fructose or they‘ve got an intolerance to something that makes it impossible for them to manufacture enough vitamin D or I‘ve met a lot of people who don‘t handle fats well at all, and all sorts of I‘m going to call it Fringe,
Chris: yeah yeah
Dr. Graham: and I‘m not putting a judgment or a connotation on it I‘m just saying like if 99 people can enjoy a sunny day and one person can‘t go out in the sun does that invalidate that 99 people are enjoying the sunshine?
Does it invalidate the sun itself? Do we have to do all we can for the one, yes we want to do all we can for the one, but we don‘t we don‘t make the other 99 stay out of the Sun. I’ve been trying to tiptoe around the idea that a lot of times we’re catering to the minority. But in the case of health conditions first of all we’re all a minority of one, we all have unique Health, and our life experiences are unique. That said the majority of things, two eyes and two ears and a digestive tract, there are so many things about us that you have the same as I have, the numbers come in something like on average there are about a million and a half differences between one person to the next and more between a male and a female, but the similarities between you and I are more than a million to one over the differences, way more!
So do I have to customize based on the differences? A little bit I like bananas you don’t like bananas, yeah I tolerate strawberries, you don’t tolerate strawberries or whatever it might be. I’m sorry, I know you go to Rome you do it the Romans do but I’m not eating meat that stopped working for me anatomically, physiologically, emotionally, and logically, it just stopped working for me.
Dr. Graham: So I’m not going to change my diet just because I go to a location where a lot of meat is eaten. I’m not denying anybody’s culture where you’re from but Society is always changing, and things don’t remain the same. Currently, there’s a polarity that’s happening and the people who are taking worse care of themselves are taking worse care of themselves than ever, but the people taking good care are taking better care than ever and you have the opportunity to join that group, and become one of the people who’s taking better care of themselves than ever which will require you to make small changes.
I don’t think there’s a culture where they don’t have fruits and vegetables,
Chirs: Maybe Eskimos
Dr. Graham: well yeah okay, they don’t live that long or have robust Health though, before we intervened the average age of an Eskimo at death was 39 of osteoporosis a lot of the times. I mean it’s hard to get osteoporosis to the point of it being deadly…
Chris: Yeah I guess that much acidic food
Dr. Graham: Right. I don’t think there’s a place where you can’t do 80 10 10, I got people doing 80 10 10 north of the Arctic Circle yeah they live north of the Arctic Circle and they’re doing 80 10 10, people living in the desert doing 80 10 10 and people living in the mountains doing 80 10 10. They find a way and oddly enough a lot of times they have access to things that I don’t even have access to or at different times of the year. I’m gonna say I am a pretty firm believer that 80 10 10 is not only appropriate for everyone but available for everyone to do if they choose to do it.
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In 2006 Dr. Douglas Graham released “The 80/10/10 diet”, a book widely considered to be the raw food bible. His ability to take complex nutritional subjects and present them with just the right dose of common sense, humor, and science is unparalleled. A 40+ year raw foodist himself, trainer of elite athletes, fasting practitioner, keynote speaker, fitness instructor, and more.
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