23 July 2019

Myth Busting Nutrition Trends

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novelist you're registered and licensed dietitian with Baylor Scott and White thrive department and I'm here to talk to you all today about myth-busting and some nutrition trend so let's get started I doll see a lot on social net and just media in general about nutrition information and we wanted to talk with you all this month about ways to throughout if what you're reading is actually true fall you know and help you navigate this stuff a little bit better they're about seven tips that I think that are pre important to think about when things of line or hearing something on the news the fun is asking if the information is research so meaning are there clinical space cited at the bottom or with it article out of the time you know hearing something on the news or maybe read line it might just be like a blog post and if there's nothing cited to back up what these people are doing you know how can you actually trust what they're saying in terms of figuring out what studies are great studies are not so great um the observational study Ferger studies like you know so and so cause

pollutant out for a week and they saw improvements in digestion it's real hard to go based off of something like that because that person first off is the biased opinion because they knew it was happening and it's a placebo effect so if someone knows they're cutting something out to try to make themselves feel better a lot of times people can trick themselves in different better soaking for studies that are like so no no they cut this out or like looking for studies that were polled so see people British people cut this out for a week and saw improvements or they give their opinion on something and were there observing a population and really testing them like clinically that's know that those studies really they might be a little bit helpful but really you can't take them as seriously as a different type of like double bluff Lucido which brings me to that so that gold standard of research that you look for if you're looking at a research study oh all that a double-blind placebo means is that there's two groups of people there's a control group and the group that's getting studied for what they're studying these people don't know

what kind of drug or what good food or whatever that their thing and so it keeps them unbiased because they have no idea what's going on and the end of it is that the research to also don't know that what so all the sides there's no bias and that's why those research studies are the gold standard you want to ask is social to post or on TV how many clinical studies were so excited old times you'll hear something on the news and the literally cite one study a study found bla bla bla bla bla you never hear like oh you know we looked at five six seven studies and they all found this right so that's something also asked about so five or more is recommended when you're reading something hard to really be something off of one study it's one study right that the test or hypothesis man hasn't even been repeated that's you kind of what happened someone start something and then like all the people take that hypothesis or that question and run with it and they study it again and maybe even different different ones or seeing different types of people or things and so that's in kind of Trevor search you know is right the thing you want to ask

yourself is what website is that information coming from a resident website or internal or global organization if it is it can be trusted because you know like the government the USDA those kinds of people are looking this over those are going to be accurate other websites like helpful are the NIH eat right org choosemyplate.gov at USDA FDA some of the CDC and then also the Mayo Clinic and WebMD those last two might not necessarily be a government websites or government websites but a lot of the times or you know 99% hind those articles are written by doctors and Dyson's and it'll actually say at the top or the bottom like hey this is written by blah MD or blah blah Rd so the thing you want to pay attention to as well next you want to see that information nutrition information is coming from a registered dietician nutritionist because we're the experts in all things nutrition so I'm just you you all have in kind of a background diet is you know have to go to school for boys get a nutrition degree and then get into an internship where they have to complete a thousand hours of innings before can even fit

their national exam to become dietitians so you know we have a lot of hours study for this kind of stuff in preparing ourselves Lea and nutrition you know and then we have two licenses usually we have to maintain so doctors physical therapists personal trainers speech-language pathologists you know pharmacists do not have to do this they have to do in there to say it right Excel trainers but so but something to keep in mind when you get nutrition information from people that are not dietician does it wrong it just means they take it with a grain of salt and you know consult me or can fold another registered dietician in your area that you maybe see next thing you want to ask is is there money involved so if they're encouraging you to buy their product or meal and it might be a scam um you know asking you a lot extra need to buy these things you know if you know they want you to buy any bars or so many shakes there's so many types of like Nutrisystem or something like that yeah house like I'm going to help you long term and why why can't just have a conversation with someone and kind of figuring out what's going to work best

for you and person be enough you know the next thing we want to see ask yourself is it going to be sustainable for you you know if you're going to do a juice cleanse what happens when it's over you're on a meal plan what happens when you stop buying the meals or what happens when you get sick of the food on a diet what happens when you stop following it like you knowing Thanksgiving or Christmas do you help doing it long term is worth your time if you don't see it the lifelong thing for you I don't think huge ask yourself especially with all these new diets coming out someone's come out you know like okay you're still sitting in this forever and then mainly what are the health claims is it claiming to heal you looks you or so that you're going to lose a certain amount of pounds it's also an indication that it might be a hoax bra things okay as if they can heal you because I can get them so that's something to think of they're saying we're any little whatever ailment you have be a good indication that it actually doesn't do what it say it does detoxing wise your body has natural detoxing system liver and your kidneys

so we unless you have chronic kidney disease or a liver disorder don't need sweeping into these things to say they're going to see talks because it's not going to do you any good and you know and a company guarantee that you're going to lose 20 pounds 50 pounds 100 pounds why are they advertising that definitely something to think about so I kind of wanted to go over some of the current trends right now in Mia and give you my opinion what I could find online in the research and give you the media as what me is saying is going on with these things zipper is activated charcoal media says that it improves skin Detox's body and improves yes in digestion so what I could find is that active charcoal actually is used as a detox err and in certain situations so if someone is to accidentally overdosed on a medication a drug or if the child was accidentally to ingest like a pesticide or something that's poisonous Symes doctors and nurses will actually use the charcoal to bind to that stuff so the person will not die from it it's only certain poisons and drugs so it's not with everything so you know what one

person has as treatment for staying in the hospital doesn't you'll have the same treatment if you were to accidentally consume something right um so because activated charcoal can bind with a lot of things it can be kind of dangerous which should only be used in the hospital you as the consumer probably shouldn't buy it if you come I highly recommend talking with your doctor before you start taking it um it's a strong binder so that combined with medications that can bond with you know vitamins minerals that we actually need to absorb so that's something to really think about it can also cause digestive issues as far as like causing an obstruction in your bowel which pretty much means things get stuck and that can kill you so it's just something to think about before you know go with what the media said there's no research right now and if it actually helps your gut your skin or your digestive health now I'm not talking about topically so like an expert I'm not dermatologists I can't tell you it what you on your face is going to help but ocking like if you were to ingest it it's not going to help your skin and then it might actually be

helpful for those that have chronic kidney disease but again the research is too much immature for us to conclude anything so again if you have chronic kidney disease I don't recommend taking and unless you're dr. John Ford um and we'll just have to see if it ends up being beneficial which would be actually really cool if it was next collagen peptide so this is also really big in the media being sold everywhere right now media says that helps with muscle gain weight loss the health skin health arthritis so right now from what I could find is it might help arthritis but again not enough research right now to conclude anything just severe arthritis and you've tried everything you consider yes what I would recommend is you talk with your doctor again about saying if this would be right for you but first does there have been some a few promising studies but on everything else that it promises there's been no research to prove it all weight loss if it helps with muscle gain if it helps with skin health and got help about collagen I know what it does once it gets into our body in a lab setting when

it done in a petri dish you know like yes gin will help with pretty more skin cells and make you look a little bit younger and yes maybe it helps with joint pain and joint health in a petri dish again when matted it to cells in an area but here's the problem he gets into our body body doesn't look the same every day so I might not eat enough carbs and so whatever protein you consumed might they'll be making energy in your body the next step may be your body needs to make a hormone and it needs protein so the culture might go to be using being used for that that's the thing we don't know what happens when the collagen is actually absorbed is it actually going toward joints to help with that arthritis or help with joint pain or is it actually going to be used for something else that's really really big thing with that and again topical collagen might work not for it not not saying it topical skin it might work or not work but when you ingest it it's not going to help in health next celery juice which this has been all over Instagram name that it helps with acid reflux weight off and

talking the body there's that word again I completely find no Studies on this at all medical journals nothing I did I'd one study that looked at soleus I think cilantro juiced and how it impacted rats that were giving chemo medication to see if it like helped symptoms of chemo and no significant data found so even with that the rosin Winnie thing so that some totally think about you know that's a huge thing that people are into and spending a lot of money on right now and it really you know isn't there's nothing on it so it's really hard to think media is doing into buying something that research even though people came up with these claims he's a keto diet so I'll probably get some backlash on this one but I want to make sure I want to over it me does that helps with weight loss muscle building disease cancer and other chronic diseases its research on keto but here's the thing about it there are a lot of studies that have looked at long term and I mean long term I mean more than two to three months so I'm talking like 7-0 studies that looked at you know maybe these people that did keto for 20 years so that's something is thinking about in the short term yeah it

will help you lose weight what's it going to do to your liver your cholesterol your heart your muscle for the long term we really don't know and this is a diet that promotes high saturated fat and we know that saturated fat is Rho inflammatory fat and can increased risk for heart disease and fatty liver and all other stuff it's really hard to get bought it the really biggest thing with it is sustainable you know are you going to see yourself being on the keto diet for the rest of your life do you never see yourself eating sweet potatoes or pie at Thanksgiving again you know those are some things you want to ask yourself before doing it and you know what if you decide keto diet is for you and it is something you want to do long-term fat rate I'm you know talking with again myself or another dietitian to make sure you're going about it in the most balanced way you can then that's awesome I'm happy to help you but I just want to point out that you know you have to think of these things before going into it because media hype sit up but you know what happens when you do it for five months and you stop some think

about you know job did this outweigh the cost or you know the risks associated with it definitely do you want to think about nice pretty much it so if you all have questions or maybe you're interested in one-on-one coaching feel free to shoot me an email my long name at Sondra dots does not bless at BSW health.org and that is all I have so you all have a great rest your day and take care