Vegan Vs. Paleo Diet: What’s the Best Diet to Follow?


Jordan: Hi Dr. Axe fans, it’s John Rubin here
filling in for the good doctor and we’re going to talk about diet today. What diet are you on? Are you a vegan, eating a plant-based diet? Are you all about the paleo craze? Maybe it’s GAPS. So many diets, so little time. But I want to talk to you today about what
is the best diet for us to be eating and I believe some of the answers may surprise you. We’re also going to make some great recipes
helping you get the nutrients that are missing in our diets today into your system easily
and efficiently. And I may have a special guest come on and
demonstrate just how easy and delicious it can be to get powerful nutrients into your
life. So if you’re watching us today, we call this
program Ancient Medicine Today and Dr. Josh Axe and myself, Jordan Rubin are on, one or
the other, five days a week, Monday through Friday. And what we want to encourage you to do if
you know anyone out there who’s following a paleo diet, following a vegan diet or is
completely confused on which way to go, there’s vegetarians, there’s pescetarians, there’s
even beegans which are vegans that eat honey. It’s all over the map. If you’re a GAPS dieter, if you’re following
a special plan due to a health concern or you know someone who is, press the Share button. Make sure to tell everyone you know that they’re
going to see and learn the down-low on paleo versus vegan. And as you can see today we have the top plant
foods and the top animal foods. And what’s interesting is, vegans will only
eat plant foods but paleo dieters not only consume animal foods but a more omnivorous
diet. So we’re going to let you know what the top
plant foods are, what the top animal foods are and help you make an educated choice on
what you should consume. And again there’s going to be some great simple
recipes including one that I love for my children to consume. It’s a great way to sneak some of the world’s
healthiest foods into their diet. Now let me quickly explain what a vegan diet
is. A vegan diet differs from a vegetarian diet
in that a true vegan diet is one where you do not consume anything that comes from an
animal or an insect. I know you don’t really always catch that
but in the old days my parents who were vegans I would say 30 even 40 years ago, they would
use the adage, don’t consume anything that comes from anything that has a face. So that means no animal foods, no meat, no
fish, no dairy, and we’re even talking about no honey because honey comes from a bee which
well, technically not an animal is an insect. No eggs also. Typically vegetarians can consume some dairy
and maybe even some eggs and then they go into words such as Lacto-Ovo or Lacto vegetarian. But a vegan is someone who consumes only plant
foods. And I’m here to tell you that there is a way
to make a vegan diet extremely healthful. In fact I am somebody who is trying always
to get the best quality plant foods in my diet each and every day. And I’m someone who believes that you can
consume high-quality animal foods. But if you’re dealing with digestive challenges
and you’re somebody who wants to really boost your immune system, you might find that consuming
foods from one of these groups that you’re already not consuming, may make a big difference. In case you’re just tuning in I’m Jordan Rubin. I’m here for Dr. Josh Axe and together we
bring you Ancient Medicine Today. So if you’re somebody who wants to know the
lowdown on whether you should follow a vegan diet, a paleo diet, or an omnivorous diet,
maybe it’s the GAPS diet, maybe it’s another type of special healing diet, we’re going
to tell you the best plant foods, the best animal foods and we’ll see the winner of paleo
versus vegan. So we talked about what a vegan diet is. A paleo diet is a diet that is very first-century
diet. I want to be very clear. I am not someone who believes that we’ve been
on the earth for millions or billions of years. I only use the term paleo to meet with the
popular nomenclature of the Paleolithic diet which connotes the Paleolithic age. Personally one day I want to create the biblio
diet. Frankly, if you’re watching right now and
you agree with me that the Paleo diet has some good tenants but we should be following
a Biblio diet which means a diet that’s 5,000 years old from the beginning of time according
to creation of the Bible, then you let me know. Chime in and say, “I’m all for the biblio
diet” and we’ll kind of see how many of you are interested. The paleolithic diet was initially developed
by Dr. Loren Cordain and I believe it was a professor at Colorado State University. Dr. Cordain believes that modern foods such
as dairy and grains, beans and legumes caused digestive and immune system issues due to
anti-nutrients. So he believes in a time period where people
hunted and gathered or foraged for their food and so that was very, very important. So when we’re talking about a paleo diet,
it is typically animal food. So meat, eggs, and technically, not dairy. So when you’re consuming a paleo diet, no
dairy, no grains which are supposedly foods of modern agriculture, you want to avoid legumes
which contain lectins which can impact the health negatively and cause inflammation and
you want to be free, as I mentioned, of grains. Now you can consume plant foods typically
fruits and vegetables mostly low sugar. We’re finding that a lot of people do really
well on a paleo type diet who need to lose weight, balance their blood sugar and there
are let’s say extreme versions of that which we may touch on such as the Ketogenic diet
which is virtually all high protein and fat foods. So if you’re just tuning in I’m Jordan Rubin
here for Dr Josh Axe. Ancient Medicine Today is a program that brings
you the latest information on health and wellness and today it’s the showdown paleo versus vegan. Which diet is better? Or perhaps could there be a combination of
both? We’re going to have great recipes that are
going to be kid tested in just a few moments and find ways for you to get key nutrients
in your diet. On the big board, we have the top five plant-based
foods and the top five animal foods. Let’s get started. Number one, green, leafy, veggies. Both of these two diets agree that green leafies
are critical for your health. Why? They have chlorophyll, they’ve got vitamin
A, and more particularly beta-carotene, they are great for detoxifying the body, providing
energy and they also do something called alkalize the body. Why? Because they have an excellent source of minerals. So green leafy vegetables are also low in
calories, high in fiber and really, really good for you. So green leafy vegetables such as lettuces,
kale, and spinach which we have right here are great eaten raw, they’re great in juices
and they’re great cooked. Green leafy vegetables are the number one
plant based food in my opinion, for you to get in your diet every day. Grandma said it, mom said it, eat more greens. So green leafy is our number one. Number two, berries. Berries are the bomb when it comes to fruits. I believe green leafies are the best vegetables,
berries are the best fruits. Why? Because they’re loaded with antioxidants. They protect your cells from damage. Colored berries, raspberries, blueberries,
strawberries, blackberries contain pigments such as anthocyanin which helps support brain
health, immune system health, can even support your gut and cranberries are great for the
urinary tract. There are many, many other berries from around
the world such as Indian gooseberry which I’m a big fan of, mole berries are really
good. So many berries. Berries are typically low in sugar and high
in fiber. I told you all on a recent program that I’ve
been trying to consume one pint of organic blueberries a day for their ability to support
the immune system and boost the brain. I’m going to show you in a few minutes how
to get a full serving of blueberries plus other amazing nutrients in one simple smoothie. So berries are a huge benefit to the diet. Typically the less sweet the berry the better. Now berries have another amazing benefit. They contain seeds. The seeds of berries contain substances that
boost the immune system and transform your health. Blueberries have small seeds. We know strawberries have seeds, raspberries
have seeds and Blackberries have really large seeds. Those seeds protect your body and help you
have healthy cells. So if you’re somebody who’s dealing with something
that causes their cells to struggle, what are cells? The smallest part of you, I recommend that
you consume berries. Let’s get to number three. Number three, herbs. Now I’ve said this on this program before. The hierarchy of plant foods. Fruits are good, veggies are better, herbs
are awesome and spices are the best which gives you a clue what we’re going to talk
about next. Herbs are awesome and we don’t consume enough
of them. Herbs such as lavender, rosemary, thyme, parsley
can be considered an herb, horseradish. Many people consider . . . some spices is
actually herbs. We’ll get to that in a moment. But think of leafy herbs, oregano, et cetera. They usually provide the antimicrobial benefits
and they are very dense in nutrients and so let’s get to our number four top plant food. It’s a category I alluded to earlier, it’s
spices. Spices are amazing. We don’t get enough of them and I’ll give
you probably my top four spices that should be in everyone’s fridge, medicine cabinet,
or even their daily tea. Let’s start with turmeric. Turmeric is yellow or orange. It’s great to support healthy inflammation. It’s awesome for your immune system and your
brain. Turmeric’s cousin ginger is really, really
amazing especially for the gut. Turmeric and ginger are related and they’re
both awesome. Cook with them, juice them, use them in recipes. Fresh, dried, or supplements, you can’t go
wrong. My third favorite spice is cinnamon. Turmeric for joints, ginger for the gut and
cinnamon for blood sugar. If you’re someone out there who needs to balance
your blood sugar, I recommend consuming one-quarter to one teaspoon of cinnamon a day. Again, you can consume cinnamon bark, you
can consume dried cinnamon or cinnamon in a supplement and any of these spices are amazing
for essential oils. So if you’re watching this today and you’re
interested in top essential oils as spices, tell us. Is it turmeric, is it ginger, is it cinnamon
or perhaps my fourth favorite spice, clove. Clove is awesome as a microbial balancer. It’s great for the gums and it is really,
really powerful as an antioxidant. Clove by weight has more antioxidants than
almost any berry, more than pomegranate and certainly more than citrus. Now you’ll notice I am sans smartphone. I want to make a confession here. While Dr. Josh Axe and his team are techies,
I am decidedly not. I love to multitask but it’s a bit much for
me to try to read your questions on a smartphone while trying to make sure that I don’t hit
the wrong button and talk at the same time. So I have a trusty producer sitting slightly
off camera that will relay the questions that you have on diet paleo versus vegan versus
GAPS. What’s best for you, what’s best for your
kids and don’t forget we’ve got great recipes on how you can infuse your body with powerful
nutrients that are of primary interest to vegans and paleo dieters alike. So we talked about four areas of plant foods,
let’s go into animal foods. Now I want to say this. I love plant foods and I eat animal foods. What I find is that plant-based dieters are
very offended by animal food consumption whereas animal food lovers are kind of fine with plant
based. So if you are a plant-based dieter, I believe
there are many great things to add to your diet. We mentioned four. Coconut is amazing, avocado is amazing. We talk about that all the time. Nuts and seeds are amazing. There are wonderful plant foods and if you
are a plant-based dieter, if you’re a vegan, great, we love you. We want you to be on board with us. However, we also believe there are some powerful
animal foods and we always recommend that they are of the highest quality, free of chemicals
and nutritious. So let’s get started. What are some top animal foods? Number one, no surprise to you I’m sure, bone
broth. I have seen many plant-based dieters or vegans
that decided to add some animal foods to their diet start with bone broth. I have seen people with gut challenges or
a need to lose weight, a need to detoxify, start with bone broth. When people have come to me over the years
for coaching and they say, “What do I do to jumpstart my health?” I always recommend bone broth first. It’s gentle, it’s mild and more than that
it builds your body. It holds you together. It supports the health of your skin, hair,
nails, digestive tract. It is great for your immune system, right? What did grandma say you should consume when
you’re not feeling great? Chicken soup. What did the book series say that writes about
all these topics to help your soul? It is Chicken Soup for the Soul. Chicken soup is bone broth really. Bone broth is the number one food in my mind
for those who call themselves paleo eaters and it is great for omnivores everywhere. If you are someone who loves the GAPS diet,
if you followed my Maker’s diet, those are very similar, you know that bone broth is
a critical component to regaining your health. Bone broth, one of the top animal foods if
you’re someone who consumes healthy animal foods. Number two, the incredible edible egg. Now eggs were out of favor for a while because
they contain cholesterol. Guess what? That’s one of the things that makes them great. I’m not going to go off onto a tangent but
cholesterol in food particularly eggs helps your body. It builds reproductive health, hormones etc,
testosterone, estrogen. They’re made from cholesterol. So eggs were out and then the yolk was out
but guess what? If I’m going to consume an egg and throw anything
away it’s the white. I think the whole egg is best. But eggs from chickens pasture raised, eggs
from duck and probably my favorite egg of all really small, fish eggs, caviar. Treat yourself. You might say, “Well, I’m not rich or famous
I can’t afford caviar.” Oh yeah, you can. Go to a specialty grocer and you’ll be surprised
at how affordable fish roe and caviar really is. Salmon roe is awesome. It’s orange, it contains not only omega-3s,
it contains vitamin E and D, phospholipids which are great for the brain and astaxanthin
which is a powerful antioxidant and it’s what makes salmon orange, pink or even red. So we’ve got bone broth and eggs. What came first? The bone broth or the eggs? Well, in this case, it’s the bone broth. Number three, organ meats. Okay, so, organ meats folks if you can do
it from a clean source loaded with iron, loaded with B12, great source of minerals, the best
source of vitamin A and D and omega-3 fats. Someone might ask and I bet you already have,
“If I eat liver from an animal, isn’t the liver where the body purifies toxins?” You are absolutely right. But the actual liver of an animal particularly
if one is raised properly is very, very clean. The final top animal food is fish. Folks, if you study cultures from around the
world, those that consume the largest amount of fish are typically the healthiest. We know that fish can be high in omega-3 fatty
acids. Fish is a great source of protein. Some fish, salmon, mackerel herring and sardines,
tuna, particularly smaller tuna, are high in omega-3 fats. Some fish including salmon have phospholipids
and astaxanthin. But fish is also a rich source of minerals
particularly iodine. And I could have easily had sea vegetables
or seaweed up here as one of the most nutrient dense vegetable foods. But seafood, fish is rich in the mineral iodine
which is good for what? Your thyroid. Iodine is an important nutrient for thyroid. You might say, “But I don’t like fish. My kids won’t eat it.” Find a way to get fish in their diet because
for centuries fish has become a powerful food for those that need to consume it. So in just a minute I’m going to have my special
guest come up and we’re going to show you how to get the best of both worlds, nutrients
that vegans love and that Paleo dieters love. We’re talking today about paleo versus vegan. Two of the most popular diets out there, which
is best? Vegan means only plant foods. Paleo is animal foods but doesn’t allow foods
of modern industry or agriculture. No dairy, no grains, no beans, and legumes. It’s wild, it’s hunter-gatherer and caveman
like. Now I said earlier that I personally don’t
believe there was a Paleolithic period. If you don’t like that, let us know. But if you’re like me and you would rather
see a third diet come on the board called the biblio diet, you need to send in biblio
rocks. What’s a biblio diet? I wrote a book called “The Makers Diet” and
it details thousands of years of history and the foods and the lifestyle that saw our ancestors
thrive. It’s not paleo, it’s not vegan. It is the best of both worlds and if you love
it, maybe we’ll have a biblio diet on our hands sometime soon. So Jason, what question do we have that might
be interesting today? Jason: Jordan, Sarah writes in. “I heard that eating too many cruciferous
vegetables can be toxic. Is this true?”
Jordan: It’s a great question. Now we have kale right here. So what is a cruciferous vegetable first of
all? Kale, collard, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels
sprouts, watercress, cabbage to name a few. Cruciferous vegetables contain goitrogen and
if you’re somebody who has thyroid issues, you may, particularly a goiter, you may exacerbate
the condition by consuming cruciferous vegetables. There’s ways around it. Ferment them. That’s a great way to make them more friendly
to the body and there are ways to consume cruciferous vegetables in sprouted form. So if you are someone who has thyroid issues
you can still get the best of cruciferous vegetables, eat some sauerkraut, broccoli
sprouts and watercress. Those are all mildly goitrogenic but for most
of you, cruciferous vegetables containing sulphur compounds to detoxify the body are
awesome. Johns Hopkins University did a great study
on the benefits of broccoli sprouts. You need to check it out online because it
is absolutely amazing for your immune system and your detoxification. As Jason, one of our producers is organizing
your comments, we will begin to show you how to take perhaps the top two foods, plant and
animal, combine them simply and easily and I even have a taste tester that should be
able to show you how delicious and nutritious this drink can be. So what we’re going to do is take bone broth
protein greens. Now remember, bone broth protein greens is
a brand new product. You’re not even going to hear about it probably
for a couple more weeks. Bone broth protein greens combines bone broth
protein with raw green juice in a dried form that will give you the equivalent of two to
three cups of bone broth homemade and you’re going to get a shot of juice along with it. Collagen, chondroitin, glucosamine, hyaluronic
acid and 20 grams of protein plus chlorophyll, magnesium, beta-carotene. This is an alkalizing formula. If you want to alkalize your body, if you
want minerals, this is for you. So we’ve got some purified water, right here,
little shaker bottle. One scoop of bone broth protein greens. This is going to be awesome. I love to show this. Okay, watch. Dr. Axe made a mess of this by not tightening
the lid last week so I’m going to tighten it extra hard. All right, so a little shake. I love these bottles. Look how green this is. Check this out. This is my breakfast folks every single morning
bone broth protein greens. You know what’s interesting, there’s not a
person I meet that I don’t recommend two amazing foods to. Bone broth and veggie juice. But guess what? I travel around the world lecturing and I
ask people, “How many of you think veggie juice is good for me?” Everybody says yes. How many of you consume it every day? Two to three percent. Bone broth, how many of you have heard of
it and love it? Lots of people. How many of you make it every day? Not so many. Folks, imagine every day getting the power
of raw vegetable juice and bone broth together for the first time ever in easy form. It’s so good. It’s not only been my breakfast but I give
it to my 12-year-old son Joshua who many of you have seen. Last week back by popular demand from his
days at home school. Here’s what he said to my wife Nikki, “Mom
can I be on today to practice my public speaking?” So you’re going to have to tell us how Joshua
was doing. Now he’s 12, he’s not used to being in front
of the camera. But this will be his third appearance. We’re working on eye contact and smiling. So we want you to encourage Joshua and let
him know how he’s doing as he comes in to show all of you how good bone broth protein
greens is. Folks listen, this is just bone broth protein
and greens. There’s no stevia, no monk fruit, no sweeteners. This is the real stuff. It tastes mild. It’s kind of like a tease. So son, come on in here and ladies and gentlemen
this is Joshua Rubin. He’s taking the place. My 12-year-old son, he loves to eat healthful
foods. Go for it, buddy. It’s great for his skin. You don’t have to drink it all real fast. I just want you to have some because I’m making
a smoothie later. So now why don’t you tell us, Joshua, why
you consume bone broth protein greens every day. Joshua: Well bone broth has 20 grams of protein
in it per one serving and a shot of green juice as my dad said and I think it tastes
really good so that’s why I drink it every morning. Jordan: And Joshua does love eating healthy
but he also loves delicious food. Last night we were out, Joshua and the kids
made a gluten free pizza, right? High antioxidant pizza really, really good. Now I will say this, you were a little concerned
about the green mustache. We do have a paper towel. It’s not too green right now but you can go
ahead and get it. Every morning I feel great that my son gets
the equivalent of two to three cups of bone broth and a shot of green juice. You can go on and have another sip. I want people to know it really tastes good. And how would you describe the taste after
you’re done drinking Mr. Green mustache over there? Joshua: Well, to me it tastes like a combination
of bone broth with a little wheat grass in it, so it’s not that bad. Jordan: Okay. Kind of like tea, you know, pretty mild, excellent. Okay. We’re excited to give you tools to transform
your house. So I’m going to have you scoot over and maybe
drink a little bit more of this. Folks, if your child or you want to get the
power of bone broth, fruits and veggies, this whole list, green leafies, berries, herbs,
spices all together I’m going to show you how we do it in the Rubin household. This is called the paleo vegan super green
bone broth smoothie. Don’t quote me on that because I’m just making
the name up on. That’s a little long, isn’t it? Joshua: A little long. Jordan: Paleo vegan super green bone broth
smoothie. I usually like names that are less than 72
syllables but this is a smoothie that gives you great nutrition and it’s a little sneaky
because we’re going to put some things in there that your kids normally don’t eat. So we’re going to take some organic apple
juice. Now I would prefer, juice it yourself or buy
a bottled juice that is HPP or cold pressed. The other option is, we used to go and do
this. We’d make juice or go to the store or juice
bar say I want fresh apple and kale combo. So we’ve got 12 ounces of apple juice in our
paleo vegan super green bone broth smoothie. You’re going to come up with a name as we’re
going here. One banana, organic is always best. Okay, so one banana, so it’s going to be a
little bit sweet. Thank you, son. Then we’re going to add one cup of blueberries. These are frozen, you can also add fresh. Now blueberries remember, are a great source
of anthocyanin. It’s what makes them purple and this also
makes the smoothie sort of icy. You can add ice but I prefer to use frozen
fruit. I’ve added frozen strawberries, frozen pomegranate. I like to go to the health food store or even
the club store and get one of those antioxidant fruit bags. You like those, don’t you? Joshua: Those are awesome. Jordan: All right, so now we’re going to add
a little bit of kale. How much? One to two cups. I’m good at measuring on the fly. But add some raw kale in here, okay? I always like to use high-speed juicers, so
we’re going to see if this one works. I’ve already got a note to bring a higher
speed juicer. So this is spinach. So we’ve got raw spinach and kale going right
in there. This is the sneaky part and bone broth protein
green. So this is the paleo vegan. And you may think I’m teasing but I’ve met
people that say they’re paleo vegans. I think they’re just kind of confused. All right we’re going to use this blender. Admittedly this is not my blender. This is someone else’s blender, doesn’t come
out perfectly. I absolutely take no liability and this has
nothing to do with me. I’ve only chosen the ingredients. So we’re going to power it up here and, not
bad. Joshua: It works. Jordan: It’s working. You want to make sure the fiber is completely
dissipated. It’s getting there. All right, all that heating on this poor blender. I’m really sorry. Now folks remember this is . . . who said
I could get it off. That might be the issue. All right, got it. Okay, so now Joshua who already consumed much
of a bone broth protein and water now he’s going to consume something that contains blueberries,
banana, apple juice, spinach, kale, and bone broth protein greens and truthfully what does
it taste? Joshua: Oh, it’s awesome. Jordan: It’s awesome. So what are you getting from that? Joshua: Well, it tastes like banana, apple,
and blueberry. You can’t taste the green or the bone broth
powder. Jordan: It’s a 12-year-old kid, out of the
mouth of babes. Good job. So is this something I can start making? Joshua: Oh yeah, I’ll drink this. Jordan: Check this out. Twenty grams of protein just the bone broth
protein greens alone, the equivalent of one shot of wheat grass but it’s gluten free. Folks, no sweeteners, no thickeners, just
raw organic greens and bone broth protein. We added a banana, we added frozen organic
blueberries, kale, spinach, kid tested, blender and dad approved. So Joshua, any final words on bone broth protein
greens. You’ve been consuming this in test phase for
six weeks? Joshua: Yeah, about six weeks. Jordan: So those of you who saw Joshua on
our special on the road with Dr. Josh and Jordan at Natural Products Expo East showing
all the great products that we were finding, Joshua earned his trip to Baltimore, Maryland
by consuming one serving of bone broth protein greens in the morning and one serving of bone
broth protein turmeric in the afternoon. I have a little secret for you. Not only did Joshua consume bone broth protein
green juice today, he consumed another bone broth protein right after as I was leaving
the house, but we’re going to talk to you about that in a couple of weeks. Pretty cool. We got all kinds of new bone broth protein. It’s spreading out through the entire country. You’re going to find it not only right here
on the Dr. Axe store but in health food stores nation and worldwide. We’re very excited about it. So what do you say about all this paleo vegan
stuff, bone broth protein greens? What were your observations of today’s program? Joshua: Yeah, it was very interesting. The difference between vegan and paleo and
how paleo talking about old times and all that stuff. But yeah, I love bone broth greens. Been drinking it for six weeks and after a
while, I can’t even . . . I mean, at the beginning it tasted a little weird to me because I wasn’t
used to wheat grass, but I mean after about three times I got used to it now I love it. Jordan: Absolutely and he’s definitely one
of the biblio, in the biblio camp. All right buddy. Love you. Props, hugs, you can hug on camera. We’re hugging on camera, smile look up, chin
up. Good job, buddy. I appreciate it. Paleo versus vegan, what’s the verdict folks? My personal opinion having been a vegan and
having gone on a diet that is mostly meat and fat, I’ve done both, I believe that the
best is a combo. Now I know some of you will be insulted by
that. Remember if you’re a vegan I think you can
do a lot of great things with your diet. I’m going to shut this off but then I’ve had
a little accident before so, in case I was really turning it on. I believe that if you’re a vegan by consuming
green leafies, berries, herbs, spices, chia, flax, coconut, and avocado, you can have a
wonderful healthy diet. I personally believe an omnivorous diet is
better. If you’re a paleo dieter, consuming bone broth,
eggs, organ meats and fish are wonderful but so are all these. And anybody who lives, breathes, eats, thinks
or drinks, get your greens and get your bone broth because the clear winners bone broth
and green leafies are awesome. They’re here to stay. And almost every health enthusiast, nutritionists
and Jewish grandmother agrees that bone broth and greens are awesome. Folks, my son Joshua is here today and my
other children are at home. Hi Emma, hi Samuel, hi Alexis, hi Isabella
and hi to my wonderful wife Nikki. They watch our program Ancient Medicine Today
as part of their home school nutrition and science course. Of course, Joshua said, “Mom, can I be on
the set today because I want to practice public speaking?” What better way to do it than in front of
tens of thousands of you. So we did say that somebody could ask questions
about any kind of diet. Jason: Yeah, Janet asked, “If you follow a
vegan diet, what are the top three foods you recommend to ensure a complete nutritional
profile?” Jordan: Great. If you’re a vegan, what are the top three
foods you need to ensure a complete nutrition? Now, you’ve probably heard that vitamin D
and Vitamin B12 are difficult to get in a vegan diet. So let me say this. The way to get vitamin D without eating foods
that contain it is to get sunlight. Make sure to get sun in the times of year
that the sun is out, which really most of the year get sun from 12 to 2 p.m. That’s when the sun is right in the middle
of the sky and the rays are the longest and the best for vitamin D. I know that’s not
a food but it’s really good. Anything fermented will help your gut produce
B12 and spirulina has a B12 analog. So I’m going to throw that in there. Spirulina, fermented foods. I always say this and I’m going to go longer
than the three. If you’re going to be a vegan I recommend
coconut foods, avocado or olives, any of the monounsaturated fat foods and chia, flax,
hemp. So a plant based omega-3. So chia, flax, hemp seed, avocado, olive,
macadamia not particularly. Avocado and olive and as we said coconut. Coconut is really, really important. You need fats if you’re on a plant-based diet. Highly recommend it. Let’s get another question here. Let’s get a hard question. Jason: A hard question. [Inaudible 00:35:33] asks, “What is ketosis? I hear it a lot in relation to paleo, not
sure what it means.” Jordan: Okay, the ketogenic diet or ketosis
is a state where the body is not burning carbohydrates for fuel but burning ketone bodies and then
using your own fat. Most people say that you need to get between
20 and 50 grams of carbs a day to be in nutritional ketosis. Ketosis is a state where you’re not burning
sugar anymore and many people with serious health conditions or that want to lose weight
or children with brain imbalances have done well on a ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diet is pretty much protein on a
moderate level, fat at a high level, and very low carbohydrates. Paleo is not keto, but keto is almost always
paleo. Go figure that out and I’m not going to ask
you if you’re a paleo or keto vegan. I don’t even have time to figure out what
that means but probably someone out there. Jason: In relation to one of the top animal
foods, Cheryl asks, “What about mercury in fish. Where do you fall on that and what are the
guidelines that you recommend?” Jordan: Mercury in fish, heavy metals in fish. Here’s what I say. Now, this might sound argumentative but people
say, “Why do you eat fish because there’s mercury?” The environment got worse over the last few
hundred years. I would argue and say that the lettuce has
more mercury than it used to as well but it’s a great question. Tuna is the poster child for high mercury
fish but I still eat tuna. When I eat tuna I try to consume young or
small tuna. Well, wait a minute. I don’t see young tuna in the store. If you consume high omega-3 or low mercury
tuna, it’s in there, you can actually find tuna from brands such as Wild Planet or there’s
a couple of other brands, Henry and Lisa’s, they are low mercury tuna also high in omega-3s. The way you know if tuna is young is it contains
high fats in a base of water. So you know how tuna comes in olive oil, comes
in spring water. Tuna in water that has three, four, five grams
of fat is made from smaller fish because as the tuna age they get bigger and they have
less fat. Isn’t that a cool thing? Young tuna, low mercury and there’s other
fish that are lower in mercury naturally. Always wild fish and I believe that the fat
in fish helps to detoxify the body of mercury. So you may be getting metals, but you’re also
discarding them and guess what else helps to detoxify metals? Greens, bone broth. As long as you’re consuming those, fish can
be really, really healthy. Next question, sir. Jason: This question is coming from probably
dozens of commenters but essentially what is the GAPS diet and where does it fall in
this vegan, paleo discussion? Jordan: Absolutely. The GAPS diet is named for the gut in psychology
syndrome, really talking about the fact that your gut is the second brain. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride out of the United
Kingdom who I worked with years and years ago created the GAPS diet which involves gut
rehabilitation starting with bone broth then adding fermented foods and keeping starches
or disaccharides low. So the GAPS diet, the gut and psychology syndrome
recommends bone broth and it is commonly used for people with gut issues or brain issues. And while I’m on the gut issues side, tomorrow
I’m going to be sharing a very special program here at 10:30. If you know anyone who’s dealing with IBS,
Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, I’m going to share a powerful story you will not want
to miss and even if you’re someone with leaky gut, constipation, or any gut issues, 10:30
a.m. Central time you don’t want to miss it. This information has never been shared before
the way we’re going to present it. Last question. Jason: Laurie asks, “Can essential oils give
as much benefit as the herbs and the spices themselves?” Jordan: That’s a great question, Laurie. Essential oils are awesome but they’re oils. Plants have benefits from multiple fractions. Oils are the lipo soluble or fatty portions. For example, if you consume lavender oil,
it’s amazing. If you use it, it’s amazing. But the lavender plant does have some additional
benefits. So when consuming my four favorite spices,
turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and clove, I recommend make a tea or decoction and use essential
oils and I’ll give you a little secret. We’re working on some things that combine
all of that together. So herbs and spices are great. The oils truly are one of the very best parts. And by the way, here’s what’s great about
essential oils. If you’re a paleo dieter or a vegan or ketogenic
or GAPS or if you’re everything in between, you can use essential oils topically and orally. So folks, I want to thank you for being here
today. We got bone broth greens right here. We’ve got an amazing smoothie and we’ve got
all of you championing our message that food is medicine. I’m Jordan Rubin, on behalf of Dr. Josh Axe
and with our special guest Joshua Rubin, wishing you amazing health. Dr. Axe: Hi, Dr. Axe here. I want to say, thanks so much for checking
out this YouTube video and also, don’t forget to subscribe if you want to get more great
content on things like herbs, essential oils, natural remedies, and how to use food as medicine. Also, check out more of our content on my
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100 thoughts on “Vegan Vs. Paleo Diet: What’s the Best Diet to Follow?

  1. This is scary at this point that there are so many vegans getting triggerd over just a little suggestion to better health.
    I hope you all get better from this illness.

  2. But you didnt say how often eat them for ex. Egg do we have to eat it every day????thanks and where can i find bone broth protein in Saudi Arabia??

  3. Yes, biblio diet!! Would love to hear what you have to say about it. Especially in Genesis, before the fall.

  4. I know some people who are on a Paleo diet. We all agree dairy is a big no. However, when it comes to meat and eggs the opinions vary. But Veganism is also a ethical diet. Remember. We do it out of conpassion. No evolution without revolution. ; P

  5. But can you actually digest Lavendel? Doesnt seem common. God, I wish humanity would explore the plant world more.

  6. This common thinking “me vs you” is what is literally destroying humanity. This thinking is found in religion, race, countries and lately in diet. As long we as human race have this mind set we are not moving forward.

  7. That look good thanks I'm going to try it I've never have tried the bone broth and you have a cute smart son already knows his juice

  8. I would love to see a biblio diet. We already try to follow one now based on Leviticus and just keeping roughly kosher.

  9. Lost me at “the earth is 5000 years old”. I can’t listen to “science” from someone who doesn’t believe in science

  10. Keto is moderate protein, not high. I am on Keto, I love it. Zero sugar, moderate protein and higher fat in the begging and then adjust it according to your needs. 🙂

  11. his advice on combining paleo and vegan diet is so ignorant. I mean i know it is almost IMPOSSIBLE o keep up with all of the particulars on each diet however, vegan is a protest against how we treat the envitronment and animals. that is why they refuse to eat items involving animals and insects. they are not trying to be healthy they are rejecting modern and cruel farming practices.

  12. I was so confused, this guy sounds like dr axe! Haha 😂 Awww, your son is so lucky to have such an intelligent father. Wish my parents were healthy. 🙄 Can’t help the stubborn, can only set an example!

  13. While in Montanna in 1978 I met a rancher, Paul Iverson and his wife Ethel who were vegans, I called him around eight years ago and he was 105. He was raised by Seventh-Day Adventist parents so he adhered to the diet strictly, told me he never had an egg, a glass of milk or cheese, or a morsel of meat in his entire life. I met his friend Fransiska H. Roberts in Great Falls, MT, also a strict vegan, and last time I called her she was well over a hundred, vibrant mental faculties, not in a nursing home either. I told this to the doctor I was assisting, Dr. Cunningham and he told me he was a vegan! Imagine my shock. My doctor told me to read the China Study, by Dr. Colin T. Campbell, where a six year study was done on 160 areas where meat was rarely eaten, cancer and heart disease, (big killer here in the U.S.) was extremely rare, so was a host of other chronic degenerative diseases. Now I do eat meat, but if I am wise, I will become a vegan, but go on a healthy vegan diet like Paul Iverson did and lived to be well over a hundred.

  14. I loved the fact that your son could bring a younger motivation to other kids. Juice 100% better than sodas 🤗. Bring your son more often!!

  15. 7/27/19 Great job young Josh. Yes, I'm checking out making my own bone broth. I already drink green smoothies regularly. I'd drink bone broth separately. Tfs

  16. Bentonite clay and psyllium husk with chia seeds apple cider vinegar charcoal live one lemon juice and filtered water that gets rid of all the metals in the body if you can mix those together without it getting lumpy the do so I will suggest that you put the for psyllium husk and the bentonite clay last

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