If you’re concerned about consuming excess phytoestrogens, goitrogens (ie. compounds that disrupt your thyroid function), and mineral chelators that cause micronutrient deficiencies, then you may want to take legumes out of your diet.
Beans of all types contain large amounts of phytoestrogens proven to promote estrogenic activity in the body, they contain goitrogenic compounds that block iodine and selenium uptake in the thyroid, and they contain similar amounts of the notorious mineral chelator phytic acid as whole grains.
if you agree with me (Christopher Walker of Truth Nutra), that the body needs sufficient raw material from vitamins and minerals to operate properly without deficiencies, and that it should exist in a state of hormonal balance, then you’ll naturally follow my logic as to what is healthy for the body, and what is NOT.
Under this definition, Beans are considered a food to avoid.
Let’s take a look at the research:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327914nc5402_5 (Shows that under soy legumes have the highest phytoestrogen content per 100 grams.)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0031942271850033 (shows there were four different estrogens present in a flowering bean plant.)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074428/ (States these phytoestrogens have similar molecular structure to that of endocrone disruptors like BPA.)
http://jmclachlan.tulane.edu/PDFs/boueetal2003.pdf (sho ws legume extracts have high levels of estrogenic activity.) They had significant competitive binding to estrogen receptor Beta (ER-B). Estrogenic activity was determined using an estrogen-dependent MCF-7 cancer cell proliferation assay. The extracts displayed increased cell proliferation above levels observed with estradiol. The pure estrogen antagonist, ICI 182,780, suppressed cell proliferation induced by the extracts, suggesting an ER-related signaling pathway was involved. All seven of the extracts exhibited preferential agonist activity toward ER-B.
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.887.4692&rep=rep1&type=pdf (This study on tropical legumes shows a significant effect on the impact of birth on multiple species of animals.)
https://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1787&context=dissertation (Dissertation looking at different plants and the effects that they have on the reproduction in several animals. Looks largely at the influence of legumes on estrogenic activity (uterine weights).)
http://www.reproduction-online.org/content/6/1/115.full.pdf (Legumes produced infertility on female mice.)
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.4141/cjas62-023#.WxavMVMvzMI Uterine enlargement was found when looking at phytoestrogen effect on thyroid.)
http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/pjn/2003/170-177.pdf (Goes over some anti nutritive factors of forage tree legumes.)
https://academic.oup.com/endo/article-abstract/105/2/342/2591867 (Shows goitrogen effect of tropical legume on grazing animals.)
And if all those endocrine disrupting properties of beans aren’t bad enough, we also find that beans have some of the highest content of a compound known as phytic acid of any types of foods. ›
Phytic acid is a strong chelator of minerals, meaning it easily binds to many essential minerals. This is helpful within that plant itself, since this is an evolutionary design meant to help the plant store lots of its own minerals.
However, the plant stores its minerals in the indigestible part of the plant or grain - as a natural defense mechanism - such as the bran, so even during human consumption, the human gut typically cannot actually digest and get access to these stored minerals - for example, in brown rice. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408399509527712
The phytic acid however, poses an issue to the human body since it still chelates minerals in humans when consumed, especially in large amounts. Some researchers have even gone so far as to assert that humans should not consume phytic acid and it’s consumption in the human body is responsible for the population scale micronutrient deficiencies of nearly every essential vitamin and mineral. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-2621.2002.00618.x
https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=KtzLBQAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA211&dq=inhibitory+effects+of+phytate&ots=JiMJQL2rCF&sig=5pZpEW2wTIRy8cxD_fluUJLn_aQ#v=onepage&q=inhibitory%20effects%20of%20phytate&f=false (This book on page 212 states the fact of the strong chelating effect of phytic acid and shows that it forms insoluble compounds with many essential minerals. The list includes copper, cobalt, magnesium, manganese, zinc, calcium, and iron.)
Of course this would also mean that vegans and vegetarians are vastly more susceptible to widescale vitamin and mineral deficiencies due to their high intake of phytic acid containing foods in the plant based diet nutrition. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12936958
This guy really is starting to talk a whole lot of sh*t. Beans have been a staple of blue zones, while that doesnt suggest they are the best food ever it certainly suggests they arent something to worry about. Soak 'em and be happy.
First of all, small amounts of phytic acid is healthy and bone building. There is a reasons beans need to be properly cooked. Those studies means jack shit in the context of someone eating beans that is pressure cooked where 99% of phytic acid and other anti-nutrients is destroyed. Look at studies showing beans increase bone mineral density. I WONDER HOW THAT HAPPENS HUH? FUCKTARD.
Beans are one of the healthiest foods you can put in your body, look up the videos of NutritionFacts where Dr. Michael Greggor shows studies that conclude how latin people have the highest life expectency among all other races, because of the inclusion of beans into their daily diet.
I don't think that if you follow a diet that provies you with all of the minerals and vitamins that your body needs, greens, fruits, pasture-raised eggs, grass-fed meats, HIIT, weightlifting, low body fat%, intermittent fasting,etc... I don't think that all of that is going to be useless just because you added some beans into the mix.
Dude this is literally crap. Beans are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and all of the longest living cultures consume beans almost daily. Not to mention the fiber content in beans which can work wonders for your gut health and overall vitality. Dude your shit used to be good and informative but this is garbage
What' he says is true for me .suffering from high oestrogen, endometrial lining thickens,severe bleeding 2 times had D&C . Endometrial ablation, Vitamin and mineral ,deficiencies in spite of best foods ,
Want to work on this....
This is total b.s. I grew up in a Latin country where beans are eaten daily (and there's many others like it) and if anything the men had too much testosterone. Ditch dairy and beef as they're full of cow estrogen which are way more potent than phytoestrogens. Also look up xenoestrogens, they're in many products people use every day, even in tap water, and leave healthy foods like legumes alone.
And goitrogens in beans??? First time I hear that and I've done a lot of research about the thyroid. In any case, goitrogens are deactivated by cooking and nobody eats beans raw, which is probably how they were fed to the mice (very likely finely ground).
Oh, and beans interfere with reproductive health? Dude, it's hard to find people who can't have kids where beans are eaten daily, those are some bogus studies that ignore the evidence hundreds of years provide.
A way to reduce phytic acid (and gas) is to soak the raw beans in water overnight and then discard the water. Adding a little vinegar, which I've always done along with several spices for the taste, also reduces phytic acid.
I live a plant based life style and I have been eating beans ever since. My testosterone has increased since I began eating beans. Beans are not as bad as Mr.Walker makes them out to be. Where is Mr.Walker's research facts and placebos?
Is there any information that differentiates between whole beans and peeled beans? I've seen some videos of African cuisine, and they peel the beans. If there is an issue with beans, perhaps peeling them will eliminate the problem.
If you ate worried about selenium intake, simply eat a single Brazil nut a day. As far as iodine, eat 1/32 of a teaspoon of kelp daily and you will get plenty, it isn't hard. Phytates do not inhibit mineral absorption much at all, and are very beneficial for health, since people who consume more phytates have better bone mineral density and lower cancer risk. Beans contain phytoestrogens, which don't act at all like estrogen in the body, unlike meat and dairy, which contain actual estrogen identical to the estrogen in your body. Beans are continually associated with good health and longevity. It is fucking ridiculous that anyone is falling for this garbage.
One ounce of cooked beans a day is associated with a 8% lower mortality death rate.
Yeah...I don't think they are bad for you.
Hmm...I wonder why Hispanics have the longest life expectancy in the US...
Testicular Respiration ok think whatever you like you don’t know why I know I’m a Israelite you’re just assuming you do... but the MOST HIGH will show you who I am and we are soon enough... I don’t need the validation of anyone but יהוה much less some gentile.
Testicular Respiration a Pulse is essentially a Legume... and no matter how much you psych yourself that negros couldn’t be יהודים that doesn’t make it any less true... however I have nothing to prove to you... when it’s all said and don’t you will eat those words.
Cooking destroys phytic acid...To create a hormonal imbalance you have to eat very large amounts and probably not cook..
But anyway,the way of preparation matters a lot, everything that's in the can should be avoided
Hi Walker, the fundamental problem for your format for anyone who is awake and has experience with nutrition and health is that you sell stuff. You "target inform"
You are presenting half of the story and the complex nature of research is omitted.
Beans are complex and can be good. But you just dismissed them with incomplete research.
Humans are NOT carnivores, our digestive system can't really handle that, not for long anyway. We should not even be eating any animal products as it is, they kill people, poetic justice if you ask me.
Only 2 things to health? micronutrients and hormones.. Are you alright dude? Theres cholesterol , antioxidant balance , immune health , macronutrient balance, fiber intake , gut health and many others. If hormones and micronutrients where all there is then every disease would be cured with a multivitamin and a testosterone injection. Unfortunately thats not the case... What the fuck
I trust the advice of Joel Fuhrman MD who is in favor of eating beans . I avoid them because they are sprayed with Round Up before harvesting with a combine . Round Up is a horrible thing to have in food .
Cristofer the content is great as always! You have improved a lot also in terms of presenting the information, the audio is good, the animation slides are great!!! But: you should face the camera in a well lit room. You are sitting in a dark room reading from the laptop. You can record sentence by sentence. I know its more editing but this way you don't radiate these key words: rapport, enthusiasm, expert. I know you are all of these but to grow your channel you still need to work on tonality and presentation. Keep up the awesome work and good luck!!:)
People are mad cause they like Beans :)
I just started eating beans recently actually, I'm preparing them myself with soaking cooking then salting then vinegar tomato bacon onion's.
I like the potassium content, that's mainly it, and they're not very insulinogenic apparently.
Done with this channel. Your studies here don't line up with studies referenced in your last phytoestrogen video. You have a really dogmatic approach to research yourself for how much you talk about how dogmatic principles prohibit research.
Just don't eat other things with similar fats, it's not all or nothing but about BALANCE. And don't believe this crap about beans, just think of all the Latin American countries where beans are eaten daily and none of that "research" stuff is true.
Nonsense! Show me higher rates of prostate cancer in countries that eat beans every day.
Never mind, I did a search and the top 3 countries with highest incidence of prostate cancer do not eat beans, at least not regularly (Martinique, Norway & France).
Christopher Walker: Before you make all of these conclusions based on research, do you check to see how beans effect your own bod’s testosterone levels and other blood health markers? Research as you probably already know if flawed so to base everything conclusion purely on research would make your claims not very conclusive. If you have done blood work to see how beans effect your testosterone and other blood values please share them with your viewers. I’m sure everyone would like to hear about your own experience on the matter and it could also strengthen your conclusion about beans. Thank you!
Don’t listen to this fucking garbage. Beans are vastly superior to meat, dairy , and eggs which do raise estrogen. Beans have fiber which will help you eliminate estrogen in your waste. Unreal to condemn beans 🙄
Testicular Respiration coming from a necropheliac who likes to bang other people's mother. And we're a cult? Watch the documentary Dominion 2018. Then you'll see who's been the dangerous cult for decades.
shut up !! for thousands of years humans ate watever they cud get as food was scarce. u r a result of watever your ancestors ate, we hv too much food to eat in this century anyway. who eats beans everday?? its maybe once a week maybe or once in 2 weeks
"Stop trusting this prick."
Stop trusting every roleplaying degenerate pencil neck off the internet, with nothing but his own skewed perception of reality as evidence. This is why we don't rely on anecdotal evidence.
Hi my sir. You changed my mind, always though beans as a last resource to full my cravings of those essential amino acids. You've left me hopeless now because what should beans be replaced with in my diet that fulfills my cravings for the essential proteins and amino acids?
Could you be my nutritionist here?
Thank you N
Anyone can be right on some things and wrong on others, just remember that nobody's perfect. That is the reason why wise people do not follow anyone unconditionally, you have to do your own thinking instead of allowing someone to do it for you. I took a look at one of the studies and the mice had been eating leaves of the legume plants, not the beans themselves which humans eat COOKED, big difference there. So I can't imagine how those researches (the study was conducted either in the late 50s or early 60s) could even remotely think it was the same. I'm still scratching my head about that one.
No, it's crap info, most of the studies he cited involve animals eating the RAW bean plants! Cooking deactivates or minimizes the substances mentioned. Those researchers are really stupid IMHO, nobody eats raw beans. Just think about the MANY countries where beans are eaten daily who have no major issue with the problems he mentioned, especially not reduced testosterone or fertility.
now it's don't eat beans? before it was chicken, beef, pork, fish, dairy, sugar, lectin, glutin, vegetables, or fruit especially bananas!). I don't care for beans anyway. When it is hot and humid, I drank gatarade because it has essential electrolytes. Looked at the ingredients, true it has potassium. It has 2% of the rda! Next, I bought some potassium pills. Guess what the rda is per pill? 2% !!!
And why is my doctor warning me about my high body mass index, when he is a fat slob?
Dude... I've been following you since some of your earlier work concerning hair loss and testerone vs estrogen hairloss theory.
With that being said, I implore all here to check out his material as I can tell you first hand thaty follicles have gotten thicker and though my hairline isn't an overnight success, I AM HAPPY with the slow but sure results that came with changing my diet. And no, I don't eat me like that, in fact, I've reduced it in favor of sea creatures and boy have my nuts been the happiest. Erections reminiscent of high school, though with way more control. Anyway, I digress...
What I'm saying is that, I'm very much convinced that you are losing sight of what made you you originally in favor of... Whatever your new outlook is.
My diet consists of beans as well and I can tell you now that my T levels are elevated and it has been noticed by many women. I'm not lacking for sex, stamina, or energy to get me through my day.
I'm not sure if you are focusing on selling now or if you have gotten to the point of a "if anything smells like estrogen kill it" mentality, but so far your videos are starting to consist of DO NOT EATS without any of the complete source work that you used to include in your earlier material.
Granted, you could be on to something with this, but you have to acknowledge that our bodies are intune with balance. No I'm not saying 50/50 testerone/estrogen balance, but more of a position that favors testerone more than estrogen. Yet even with that system, we men, still have a measure of estrogen levels that help keep us in that healthy balanced state. The same and reversal goes for women.
I'm just imploring you to take a second and see what made you great in the beginning vs now. Yes, a lot of folk could just be posting because you spoke against beans, but still, this has been trending for awhile now, and it has been to be considered that perhaps, the disgruntled are correct in their reasoning.
It is possible to have both, proper research and sells, but I just don't think that this cuts it's, from personal experience.
That's just it for me, his earlier work had MAJOR backing via research that coincided with common since (imo) and backing from real life cultures (multi from african to asian to indegenous populations to even simple self sustained farm life that we sterotypically think of). For me, he would bring up a point, back it up, then you could see it clearly through those real life examples.What happened to that?
I posted a link to a hair loss topic. In it, he spoke of how the hair loss meds started booming $$$ wise and that it started off of a theory and half done research paper, if I remember correctly. The point is, that boom, still was backed up by "research". I just don't want to hear, well here is the research without checking the research concretely myself or seeing it in real life.
You have to keep in mind that ALL research can be manipulated in some form just to point to an outcome. For instance, 3 out 4 dentist prefer Colgate. Well in school, we found out that variables can be manipulated. So the results are true and untrue.
Basically what I'm saying is that I hope Chris isn't becoming what he set out to debunk originally.
Regarding the bean research, someone in earlier comments pointed out that we have no idea if these people suffering adverse effects ate beans exclusively (there is a dude on the internet who does this and no, this isn't a good thing), how often, type? Etc.
Yet, cultures who DO eat beans more than meat, live generally a healthier lifestyle than many in the west.
Like I said earlier, I enjoy what he set out to do, but 3 out of 4 viewers of the last couple of weeks seem to feel that the atmosphere is changing. This is despite the fact that I know PERSONALLY that his earlier research works for many aspects (hair, sex, energy etc) despite the fact that although I DO eat meat occasionally.
I completely agree with you, and I used to follow Chris's videos religiously but lately its getting a bit scary and invalid to me, I dont really know where to go from here, he's supporting his words with researchs, is there anything that might be against his theories?
First of all most Latin countries are rampant with malnourishment and starvation and I'm sick & tired of vegans lying about how healthy Africans and South Americans are. That is bullshit! Second any food that is healthy can be eaten raw and that includes all animal foods and eggs. I used to eat 6 or 8 raw eggs every day before going off to work as a hardwood floor installer for 10 yrs. Cooking converts indigestible starch in to easily absorbed starch so carbohydrate content is increased.
I'm unsure about what you mean by that, many other foods need to be cooked in order for them to be safe or for us to be able to get any or most of the benefits.
When I was still an omnivore I NEVER ate any raw animal foods because it's unsafe and our digestive system can't really handle them, but anyway, to me the thought was repugnant to say the least.
Well, time for you to start changing your picture, perhaps you've never lived in a Latin country...? Latin men have had a great reputation for ages of being great lovers and the "macho" attitude they're known for comes from excess testosterone if you ask me ( I'm a woman, btw). The meat myth needs to be laid to rest, I can show you how vegans come out better in tests, plus cholesterol clogs up arteries, including those that go to the penis which explains why so many American men start having problems with their "manhood" even in their early 30s.
*"Just think of ALL the Latin countries where beans are eaten daily and the men have plenty of testosterone"*
When I think of "plenty of testosterone" I tend to picture meat-eating Caucasians and Africans in America.
I think yeah it's OK in moderation. As I think baldness in many cases can be corrected and easily reversed utilizing modified personal hygiene and re-education concerning the mechanics of skin and hair which are largely ignored or unknown. Supplements sure are a lucrative business yet simple steps can be better implemented much more to the point. Greater results with knowledge and education.
In your previous videos you have already mentioned about how bad phytoestrogens are. I am sure it was an eye opener for some people. I was wondering whether you can come up with phytoestrogen index like glycemic index. So up to 55 is low phytoestrogen, between 55-70 is averaged, over 70 high phytoestrogen. Many products are phytoestrogenic but till what extent are they bad. This index might be helphul for everyone and also less confusion about what to eat!
Xenoestrogens and the estrogens contained in dairy products and meat from cows should be of more concern than weak phytoestrogens that have bean consumed for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years all over the world with no evidence of harm.
I need foods that induce the liver enzymes that help eliminate long term anti-psychotic depot injections. Enzymes like CYP3A4, CYP2D6... Now I'm unsure of which liver enzymes eliminate these drugs, so it would really help is someone can tell what I can do. Specifically, the drug in question is paliperidone, and I need to know which foods will help. I know that smoking and weed can increase the time it takes for eliminating this drug because they lower cyp3a4, then again due to not having experience with this, or the know how to research I'm unsure of how I should adjust my diet to help eliminate this drug.
That is why beans are baked. It is to destroy the phyto-estrogens he's talking about.
Vinegar will also break down the phytic acid and not only stop chelation, but also release the minerals the phytic acid was chelated to in the beans.
This is how cultures have been able to thrive on beans for millenia.
Beans don't just need to be cooked to be non toxic, they need to be soaked for long time and the water thrown away and then cooked at high temp in a pressure cooker or an oven all day long. They are still toxic to many people regardless of what you put on them and they often taste & digest like shit. They will send you to the hospital if you fail to process them properly.
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