Dr. Will Cole ON: The Foods You ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT Eat To Live Longer! | Jay Shetty

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Dr. Will Cole discussing the importance of gut health and how it affects overall health and well-being.

The video features an interview with Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine expert, who discusses the importance of gut health and how it affects overall health and well-being. He explains that the gut and brain are connected through the gut-brain axis and that 95% of serotonin, a happy neurotransmitter, is made in the gut. Dr. Cole emphasizes the importance of avoiding foods that don't love you back and provides practical tips for improving gut health. He also talks about his new book, Gut Feelings, which explores the relationship between what we eat and how we feel.

  • Avoiding foods that don't love you back is self-respect.
  • Dr. Will Cole is a functional medicine expert who consults people globally.
  • The gut and brain are linked through the gut-brain axis.
  • Inflammation is the commonality between most health problems.
  • Processed foods, dairy, gluten, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, and caffeine can lead to inflammation and gut dysbiosis.
  • Gut health has far-reaching implications for overall health and well-being.
  • Shameflammation is the feeling of shame or guilt associated with not feeling well despite doing everything "right."
  • Functional medicine can help identify and address missing links to gut health and overall well-being.
  • The inflammatory core four are gluten-containing grains, industrial seed oils, conventional dairy, and added sugar.

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Introduction

  • Continually eating foods that don't love you back is like staying in a toxic relationship and wondering why you're still miserable.
  • Avoiding foods that don't love you back isn't restrictive, it's self-respect.
  • Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe.
  • He provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems.
  • Dr. Will Cole is also the host of the popular The Art of Being Well podcast and the New York Times best-selling author of Intuitive Fasting, The Inflammation Spectrum, and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.
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The Importance of Gut Health

  • The gut is a major part of our health, and you don't necessarily have to have extreme digestive symptoms to have underlying gut components to why you feel the way that you do.
  • The gut and brain are formed from the same fetal tissue and are inextricably linked for the rest of our lives through what's known as the gut-brain axis.
  • 95% of serotonin, a happy neurotransmitter, is made in the gut and stored in the gut.
  • 50% of dopamine is made in the gut and stored in the gut.
  • The intestines even resemble the brain, and the vagus nerve innervates and connects both the gut and the brain.
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The Gut-Brain Connection

  • Researchers call the gut the second brain.
  • All disease begins in the gut, and so does healing.
  • The gut is home to 75% of the immune system, and inflammation is a product of the immune system.
  • Inflammation is the commonality between just about every health problem, including autoimmune issues, metabolic issues, and hormonal problems.
  • The cytokine model of cognitive function looks at how inflammation impacts how we think and feel.
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Foods to Avoid

  • Processed foods, including refined sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, are inflammatory and can lead to gut dysbiosis.
  • Dairy and gluten can be problematic for some people and can lead to inflammation and gut dysbiosis.
  • Artificial sweeteners can disrupt the gut microbiome and lead to inflammation.
  • Alcohol can disrupt the gut microbiome and lead to inflammation.
  • Caffeine can be problematic for some people and can lead to inflammation and gut dysbiosis.
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The Importance of Gut Health

  • Anxiety, depression, and fatigue have roots in inflammation and the gut-brain connection.
  • Gut health has far-reaching implications for overall health and well-being.
  • Many people have digestive issues, inflammation, and other gut-related problems.
  • Common habits and traits that can cause gut challenges include irregular bowel movements, low energy levels, sugar and caffeine dependence, ravenous food cravings, trouble losing weight, hair loss, and skin problems.
  • Functional medicine can help identify the root cause of gut problems and other health issues.
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Common Habits That Can Cause Gut Challenges

  • Just because something is common doesn't mean it's normal.
  • Many people settle for everyday gut issues, not realizing they can be improved.
  • Bowel movements are a window into overall health, and irregularity or discomfort is not normal.
  • Other signs of gut challenges include low energy levels, sugar and caffeine dependence, ravenous food cravings, trouble losing weight, hair loss, and skin problems.
  • Functional medicine can help identify the root cause of gut problems and other health issues.
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Shameflammation and Confronting It

  • Shameflammation is the feeling of shame or guilt associated with not feeling well despite doing everything "right."
  • Many people who eat clean, work out, and do all the "right" things still experience inflammation and other health issues.
  • Functional medicine can help identify the root cause of inflammation and other health issues.
  • Confronting shameflammation involves recognizing that it is not a personal failing and seeking help to address underlying health issues.
  • Books and podcasts can be helpful resources for personalized advice and guidance.
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Missing Links in Gut Health

  • There are often missing physiological and psychological links to gut health and overall well-being.
  • Functional medicine can help identify and address these missing links.
  • Common missing links include stress, sleep, and emotional well-being.
  • Addressing these missing links can help improve gut health and overall well-being.
  • It is important to take inventory of one's body and be mindful of how it works to identify and address missing links.
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The Concept of Shameflammation

  • Shameflammation is the convergence of mental, emotional, and physical health.
  • Mental health is not separate from physical health, and our brain is a part of our body.
  • Thoughts and emotions impact inflammation levels, vagus nerve, gut-brain axis, and hormone expression.
  • Shameflammation is about our relationship with food, body, and ourselves.
  • Shifting paradigms around how we live life is necessary to improve health.
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The Inflammatory Core Four

  • Every food we eat either feeds inflammation or fights it.
  • The inflammatory core four are gluten-containing grains, industrial seed oils, conventional dairy, and added sugar.
  • Gluten-containing grains are the most likely to disrupt the gut microbiome.
  • Industrial seed oils include soybean oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, and palm oil.
  • Added sugar includes even the nice-sounding euphemisms for sugar.
  • Alcohol should also be considered as it can keep people back from improving their health.
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Gut Health and Medications

  • The gut plays a central role in regulating many different pathways in the body.
  • NSAIDs, antibiotics, and pain medications can impact the gut lining and microbiome.
  • Long-term use of antibiotics and pain pills can cause damage to the gut that needs to be rehabilitated over time.
  • It's important to talk with your doctor about gut health and be informed about your options.
  • Pragmatically, medications and certain foods can influence the gut garden, so it's important to make healthier choices.
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Alcohol and Gut Health

  • Alcohol can impact the body on both the physiological and psychological level.
  • Consistent drinking can disrupt the microbiome balance and breed bacterial overgrowth.
  • Alcohol can increase intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome.
  • Undigested food and bacterial toxins in the bloodstream can trigger autoimmunity and inflammation.
  • Alcohol can be a trigger for autoimmune conditions and people's relationship with alcohol exists on a spectrum.
  • It's important to reflect on how alcohol is being used as a tool in life and if it's in alignment with how one wants to feel and live.
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Processed Foods and Gut Health

  • Processed foods are often high in sugar, unhealthy fats, and additives that can negatively impact gut health.
  • Processed foods can cause inflammation and disrupt the gut microbiome balance.
  • Processed foods can lead to insulin resistance, weight gain, and chronic diseases.
  • It's important to choose whole, nutrient-dense foods that support gut health.
  • Healthy fats, fiber, and fermented foods can help support a healthy gut microbiome.
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Gluten and Gut Health

  • Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that can cause inflammation and damage to the gut lining in some people.
  • Gluten can trigger autoimmune conditions and leaky gut syndrome.
  • Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are becoming more common.
  • It's important to listen to the body and avoid gluten if it causes negative symptoms.
  • There are many gluten-free alternatives available, but it's important to choose whole, nutrient-dense foods.
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The Impact of Chronic Stress on Health

  • Chronic stress is a state where the body is in overdrive all the time.
  • It is caused by an over accentuation of the sympathetic nervous system response.
  • Cortisol levels come up because the body is in fight or flight mode.
  • Cortisol is not inherently bad, but high levels for too long are not good.
  • Chronic inflammation and chronic stress are problems.
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The Mismatch Between Genetics and Modern Lifestyle

  • There is an evolutionary mismatch between genetics and modern lifestyle.
  • Our genetics haven't changed in 10,000 years, but our world has changed dramatically.
  • Factors such as the foods we eat, stress levels, exposure to toxins, and trauma contribute to health problems.
  • This confluence of factors is the perfect storm of variables that give rise to inflammatory, autoimmune, brain health, and mental health problems.
  • It is important to look at both the physiological and psychological sides of stress.
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The Importance of Mindset and Habits

  • The crisis in the world today is a crisis of habits and conditioning.
  • Most people know what they want to change or who they want to be, but they can't make it through that path.
  • It is important to start with your headspace and realize that you don't have to be perfect to make positive changes.
  • Waiting for the right time is not necessary because there will always be a reason to put it off.
  • It is important to bring healthy boundaries, have a better relationship with technology, prioritize sleep, and bring in self-care practices.
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The Importance of Metaphysical Meals

  • Metaphysical meals are acts of stillness that are just as important as mealtime.
  • Feeding your head and heart is just as important as feeding your body.
  • It is important to deal with both the physiological and psychological sides of stress.
  • Practical tools and metaphysical meals are necessary for healing.
  • It is important to bring context and practical tools to stress management.
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