Listen: Simpson, Diabetes, Africa Zun discussed on The Joe Rogan Experience
"But I actually think that what will get really good at is the the issue you raised earlier, and that is I don't know everything that's ever happened to you. But someday it'll be possible to know a ton of that stuff, and I'll be able to rule out all sorts of alternative causes and diet is a perfect example. You guys talk about that a lot in the show will how do we know that this particular collection of foods will actually do you any good? How do we know how well people are sticking to it and a big part of those affects are actually the psychological effects. So protein is a really good example that you know. Simpson argued in the early nineties that if you he started with locus that animals are motivated to eat as a function of how much protein that they've consumed and so the Atkins diet was the right idea, but a misunderstanding of the 'cause it's just that protein we evolved to feel full when you get protein. We didn't evolve to feel full from carbohydrates, and there's a host of reasons for that and the other effects that are going on at the same time. But the consequence of that is then when people's diets move around you say, oh, look, this diet is this affecting that one doesn't, but you don't actually know what they've been doing because some diets are harder to maintain their cheating, more whatever someday will have much better evidence. And all that you'll be wearing a device. Hell, no. What you consumed on an accelerometer on the wall. Everything that happened to you. Well, that's another interesting aspect of genetics. Right. There's one thing that we absolutely know that some people respond differently to dyers and other people do and for some person, a particular type of diet is like beneficial and perfect and just locks in and other person. It'd be horrible. Absolutely. That's weird. No snow across species. Find that with dogs or but it at an ethnic level. It makes perfect sense because the people who've been eating different foods for a long period of time after the death to them. And of course, agriculture is only twelve thousand years old total, although we've been eating cereals before that and lots of societies didn't have it at all or only had a very recently. And so it's super hard for some people, eat grains compared to other people t- grains, because they're they haven't adapted either. Diabetes wise, all the other kinds of things that it can cause it to go wrong certainly with alcohol. That's a giant exactly and alcohol gets invented every time. Someone invents agriculture because all you do is the accidentally leave it there too long ferments. Right. And so the, and there's an argument that we actually volved to have a tolerance for beer rather than a taste for it. Because once we're an early agricultual settlements for the first time ever, we're crapping where we're drinking. We're not moving on. And so we follow her on drinking water. So beers literally safer to drink than water, low, beer and wine, low grade alcohol, and so what the data's had suggest. What people argue is that we evolved to actually have. A taste for it. But but tolerance to it rather than a distaste for which makes sense have loose narrowly getting drunk with hippos running around a good idea. Also, if you think about wine or any booze the first time you drink it's discussed. Yeah. Yeah. It's hard to develop a taste for exactly. Right. And so and lots of things that we Tabasco, you know, lots of these spices have antibacterial effects. Yeah. So the mothers are given it to the kids where like my mouth to be on fire. If I would some six year old can eat in India or something wasn't that initially? Why the added Ressam to sushi? That's what a lot of people argue, in fact, as you work your way from the poles to the equator, you get more and more spices, of course, in Sweden, six pathogens, and you've got salt and pepper in the jungle and then Africa Zun spices. Garlic all these things are super powerful antibacterial.."