The TRUTH About Ex-Vegans (& Dumb Carnivores)

I’ve lightly touched on this topic in previous videos, but this will be the first dedicated response for folks to reference. Though, I can’t believe it actually needs to be said at all. I guess I give people way too much credit. I really need to stop doing that!

This video was actually inspired by a recent comment by a viewer of mine, who kicked-off by quoting the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ official statement regarding vegan diets, and then emphasized the Academy’s very key point: “appropriately planned” with regards to the vegan diet. They expanded upon that with examples of stupid shit that isn’t appropriate, such as: “drinking piss, drinking only water, juice cleanses, fruit only, raw only, etc.” Finishing with examples that ARE advisable, such as eating “grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds”, and taking a B12 supplement.

Now, you’d think that would all be common sense, but to quote Voltaire, “it is sometimes said, common sense is very rare.”

To provide some contrast to that well-worded comment, you have ‘carnitards’ like this one, who argued with a strawman, accusing me of making claims that veganism is “natural for humans”, and then, ironically, made the statement that “vegans are morons”.

I never actually claimed veganism is “natural for humans” in that video, nor in any other video to my recollection. Generally speaking, I prefer to NOT make appeals to nature, as that would be logically-fallacious.

My stance simply reflects what the research very clearly supports:

That, when “appropriately planned”, vegan diets “are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” And that they “are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle… and for athletes.”

It’s not rocket science!

As my viewer had pointed out, and as I have also mentioned in the past, “appropriately planned” does not include inadvisable shit such as, but not limited to, drinking urine, water fasting, juice cleansing, fruitarianism, fully raw, high-carb-low-fat, etc.

And I’ve body-slammed raw diets at least twice on this channel, with all references cited. I’ve discussed how they not only impair nutrient availability and absorption, but how a diet containing cooked vegetables can actually reduce all-cause mortality, while a raw diet does not!

I’ve also discussed, in detail, the reasons why low-fat diets are absolutely abysmal for your overall health and well-being due to, but not limited to, their negative impact on sex hormones, vitamin and mineral absorption, cellular integrity, and brain, hair and skin health.

Simply search my channel for keywords like “raw” or “fat”, and you’ll find content on those topics, all backed by research. To save myself from rehashing too much.

As for cleansing, that’s a job best handled by your liver. So, just let it do its damn job!

And if your liver is impaired and, therefore, cannot function properly enough to DO its job, then you don’t need some hippie-dippie fruit cleanse, you need a fuckin’ doctor! So, stop being an idiot!

And water fasting, or prolonged fasting in general can lead to significant hazards like the breakdown in electrolyte homeostasis.

It can also cause problems such as arrhythmias, uric acid kidney stones, and gout.

As well as postural hypotension, severe normocytic anemia, and normochromic anemia.

And these problems manifest anywhere from 12 – 117 days of fasting (i.e., starvation) where only water is consumed.

Furthermore, we have case studies demonstrating that fasting can lead to SUDDEN DEATH! Such as this one, where a friggin’ 20-year-old girl died from heart failure after a period of “therapeutic starvation”, according to her autopsy. Her heart just simply gave out.

And here are 3 more cases of death from water fasting, one of which occurred as early as 3 weeks into the fast!

And that’s just scratching the surface… there are more cases of sudden death from fasting on record just like those. But, I think I’ve made my point.

I cannot believe I’ve never done a video discussing the dangers of prolonged fasting before. There seems to be a mountain of data out there on the subject. And, clearly, people need to be educated on the matter.

As for drinking piss, there doesn’t appear to be any scientific evidence to support claims that drinking urine is of any benefit, in fact, it could even pose detriment!

So, I hope you all can see my point about these ex-vegans. The vast majority, if not all of them, engaged in some stupid fad or even fads… and they certainly didn’t implement a consistent, “appropriately planned” approach as clearly advised by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Or, even as common-fucking-sense should have you do.

So, yes, ‘carnitards’… they “did it wrong”!

I can’t believe that I actually have to say this, but you can, indeed, fuck your diet up, which is also known as… “doing it wrong”. You know, in case you weren’t aware that was a possibility.

Just look at these two land whales for two examples of people who, clearly, did their diet wrong. Vegan or not.

In fact, you carnivores are doing shit wrong on a daily basis, whilst denying the massive body of research data, as well as the myriad medical professionals warning you about dietary cholesterol consumption, and the risk of having higher LDL levels.

But, conspiracies though!

You all sound just like the flat-earthers!

Yet you have the nerve to call vegans a “cult”?!

In any case, the carnivore diet is self-correcting. And when they all start earning those Darwin Awards, they’ll only have themselves to blame.

It really comes as no surprise to me to find data showing that those who identify as vegetarians had about an 8% higher childhood IQ, on average, than those who identify as meat eaters. And when the researchers controlled for gender, they found that the disparity was the greatest among vegetarian men compared to men who eat meat.

Unfortunately, you cannot fix stupid. In fact, IQ appears to be highly genetic, regardless of what fact-denying Leftists want to to be true.

Research demonstrates that IQ, by adulthood, is no less than 57%, but as much as 86% heritable!

Therefore, it seems futile even trying to reach these folks… so, obviously, this video is for those who CAN be reached.

I also want to add that you cannot underestimate the power of suggestion, or the sort of ‘herd mentality’ effect that all of these ex-vegans and/or their testimonials could be having, consciously or subconsciously, on other vegans. Perhaps some are, literally, imagining their problems, or jumping to conclusions, blaming veganism, and jumping ship.

This can also explain why you are, seemingly, noticing so many coming forward all of a sudden. Herd mentality.

Alas, this is why anecdote is fucking useless as evidence for or against anything.

Anyway, leave your thoughts and comments below.

REFERENCES

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27886704

Prolonged Starvation—A Dangerous Procedure https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/3/5720/432.full.pdf

Fasting: The History, Pathophysiology and Complications https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1274154/

Prolonged Starvation as Treatment for Severe Obesity https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/1161598

GROSS FRAGMENTATION OF CARDIAC MYOFIBRILS AFTER THERAPEUTIC STARVATION FOR OBESITY https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(69)92546-X/fulltext

Lactic Acidosis and Death after the Treatment of Obesity by Fasting https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM196503252721208

DEATH DURING THERAPEUTIC STARVATION FOR OBESITY https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(68)92299-X/fulltext

Why Vegetarians Are More Intelligent than Meat Eaters https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201005/why-vegetarians-are-more-intelligent-meat-eaters

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Human Psychological Differences https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/144e/74124ca4ae604abcefd15de1be0dc97f14ef.pdf

Genetic and environmental influences on general cognitive ability: Is g a valid latent construct? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289614000099

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