02 May 2024

Misconceptions about whey protein, debunking the claim that 82% of whey protein turns into sugar. The biochemical process of protein breakdown and emphasizes the importance of accurate information in the health and wellness industry.

Highlights of the Podcast

00:36 – 82% of whey protein

01:38 – One of the best things you can give your body

03:13 – The reason that people use whey

04:38 – Important for your heart and part of your system

05:36 – Proteins always break down to amino acids

06:41 – Proteins and carbohydrates

08:40 – Why I’m taking what I’m taking

09:24 – The keto foods

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:00:04] So I got, you know, the questions were pointing to more questions more often just because I’m liking the questions we’re getting. But I got one over the weekend. Me for me, one of the things Gary has said. And apparently now we all to understand what Gary Brooker got, education wise, from, grant her down. So the the new push that Breck has making this for breakfast, making, that you should buy his stuff because whey protein 82% of whey protein turns into sugar. Is 100% a lie. Proteins do not turn into sugars. Your body can take them and make them into sugar through a long chemical process called gluconeogenesis. But proteins break down into amino acids. Proteins have zero carbohydrates and they have zero sugars. So for 82% of protein, whey protein to turn into sugar would make it one of these the highest glycemic carbohydrates you can ever find. It’s 100% alive.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:01:08] If you’re taking away your five. All the research on whey shows that it has massive. That’s a function of actually losing fat, not gaining fat. And his his assertion and what he said was that because 82% of whey protein turns into sugar, it’s gonna make you fat. Again, that’s a lie to sell his product. It was. It’s very similar. Reminds me of a food bag when she came out and, lied and told everybody that erythritol was very bad for your heart. Erythritol is extremely Cardioprotective is one of the best things you can give your body for your heart and cardiovascular system. She was just trying to use whatever she could to sell a runner. The problem I have with this is that, you know, we were like, well, people lie all the time to sell their stuff. Yeah, but here’s the problem. You can’t trust Gary Breck about anything he says now. And now we have to go back and look at everything he has said. Like, okay, how many of these things are tied to products? Like, for instance, he said that hydrogen water from his little hydrogen water bottles is the number one best thing you can do for your body, which is also not true.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:02:08] Oxygen is the number one thing you can do. Hyperbaric oxygen would be the number one thing from a free radical standpoint and from a health standpoint. But selling $70 bottle, hydrogen, plastic water bottles. It’s a little easier to selling $10,000 or 25,000 or $50,000 hyperbaric chamber. So. Yeah. So that’s the issue. So now we’re gonna go back and be like, okay, how many of the things have you said that are tied to your programs or to your products or selling or whatever else? Because now we can’t trust anything you said. And the issue with that is that he said some things are accurate. And so now when somebody else comes out and says this, they’re like, oh, yeah. Gary Brecker said that he was just trying to sell something, you know, because whenever I mean, but if you’re if you’re willing to gaslight and lie to people and tell them that 82% of the proteins that are in whey are going to turn into, sugars and make you fat, man, I that’s that’s pretty hardcore. That’s that’s one of those things where it’s like, I don’t know how I don’t I don’t know how you you make that statement, put it on, put it out. And then they’re like, yeah, I understand. Yeah, people won’t figure that one out.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:03:13] The reason that people use whey, and pea protein, is because whey breaks down into amino acids, and one of the amino acids it breaks down into the most is losing. Leucine is the amino acid that is most responsible for, initiating or being part of, muscle protein synthesis. So it’s not the only thing you need. Leucine, the only thing you need. But, that’s one of those big things. So. Which is why I’ve been telling people for a long time to take collagen and branch in amino acids, because the colleges give you all the amino acids you need. And they, the brands change. The high dose of leucine can actually start, a generation of muscle protein synthesis. So that’s the way for trying to build muscle. You can stick with your way. Don’t worry. You’re not going to get fat. The reason that you’re getting fat is probably. It has nothing to do with your way. It’s something else. But, yeah, feel free to take your way. Feel free to take your proteins. No protein is going to turn into sugars to turn the fat. It’s a lie. Erythritol is phenomenal for you.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:04:23] I try to get all of my patients who have arterial sclerosis or, you know, but blood vessel issues to to take a risk or talk to dilate small blood vessels that loosens hardened arteries. Wildly. Cardioprotective extremely important for your heart and part of your system. Sorry. I guess you’re just not going to make any money off your protein. So those are those are two things. Now, you can be wrong. I’m not saying, you know, if you come out and make a statement, then you’re wrong later. But to come out and say something so wildly outside of the norms, I. It’s how hard it’s impossible to find research disproving this, because proteins don’t break down into sugars. That would make them carbohydrates and 82% of the protein turning into sugar. Bonkers. No, not at not. Not a chance. So, you know, again, it’s unfortunate, but apparently if there’s anything tied to financial gain, you get a really, really careful before breakfast, because apparently that’s his motive, not a health.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:05:29] I’m not trying to get you guys the information, so, that’s unfortunate, but if you guys are looking for that, you know, proteins always break down to amino acids. The problem is you have to break them down. Protease. So if you’re going to consume a giant amount of protein, but you don’t have enough digestive enzymes to break them down, we’re going to have issues there. So I’m going to turn to sugar. I turned to fat. It’s just not gonna be digested. And so you’re not going to get the protein or the amino acid you’re looking for out of the protein. However, protein does make you fall because it’s a thing in your stomach. Just like if you’re if you’re a little hungry, like you’ve eaten, you’re eating your allotment for the day, or you’re trying to cut some. Cut some fat. Drink a lot of water because the water fills up your stomach and somebody goes, oh no, we’re good. Tidings reached. So protein does a really good job of filling that void and making you feel full. Well, within not breaking down into anything that’s going to create fat or create problems on your body like that. So, but that’s, that’s one of those big things that we’ve got.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:06:33] Gotta go back to our chemistry. This is the same thing I talk about with the calories in, calories out trash is that if you’re gonna sit there and you’re going to tell me that proteins and carbohydrates work equally in the body, then you’re lying for whatever reason. And we need to figure out what it is not. You could be incompetent. That’s that’s the thing. There’s a lot of people out there who don’t understand. The proteins in carbohydrates are different. And so they’re not lying. But people who understand chemistry are now, whether there’s too lazy to redesign all their meal plans they got from this person, that person they found on Muscle Fitness and all these type of things to say. This giant list, things like, oh, here’s a meal plan, here’s a meal plan. I’m selling you meal plans, you know, all right, they got to redo those.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:07:13] But that’s the thing. So when we see people who are struggling and they’re doing the things that the people on, on social media, they’re doing the people that they’re supposed to be respecting, they’re watching these people and they’re doing what they’re telling them to. That’s the issue we’re getting into is that we’ve got to make sure that what we’re telling people is accurate, regardless of how much money we’re going to make off of it. Because, you know, at the end of the day, are you trying to make a bunch of money? Is your goal to make a bunch of money, or is your goal to improve the the health of most of the people around you? Apparently we know now, but breakfast main goal is to make money, not to help people’s health and wellness. And that’s unfortunate. But that’s why. That’s why we’re doing it. That’s why I’m doing this.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:07:52] Why I’m giving this information. And go ahead and look it up. Try to try to research. You don’t believe anything people tell you. Look it up for yourself. Look up how much you look mean. If you can find the chemistry where whey protein 82% of that protein becomes a sugar. First I’d like to know what sugar becomes. Because that’s going to affect obviously glycemic function. But you gotta try to find that because proteins do not break down into sugars. That would make them carbohydrates. But yeah. So you guys keep the questions coming and keep the comments up. We’ll, we’ll take a look at these things. We’ll get back to you. So we’re about to come out with, the list of stuff that we have and putting the research behind where we can some of the solvents that I’m taking. And this is just the supplements that I’m taking. People ask me what I’m taking, so I’m putting that up. We’re going to drop in the research of why I’m taking what I’m taking, the blends, some of the blends where it’s a bunch of different herbs that are coming together for a specific purpose.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:08:48] Those are more difficult to bring up research on to say, oh, see, this blend did these things because unless you paid for the study for this specific blend, you’re not going to do the research. So some of those things will go through my head has these 4 or 5 things in it. Here’s some research on those 4 or 5 things. But, I’m trying to post the research so people know why I’m saying what I’m saying. So if you guys like to read research here about a week or two, it’ll be on portable intercom. We’re also starting to add, and we should start putting these up soon, maybe a week. Some of the reviews on some of the, keto foods. We’ve tried, some of the low glycemic stuff we’ve done, and then people have been asking us, asking me patients when, I mean, ask me how it is that we make all the foods I eat, the key lime pie kanpai, the cheesecakes and the fudge and all the things that we make, the pizzas and all the things that we make that I eat, that don’t have any glycemic effect and are helping me cut all the fat off my body.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:09:48] So, we’re going to start putting those videos up. We’re getting them. We’re working on getting all edited and put together right now. So we’ll put those up, and then you guys can learn how to make some of this stuff. It’s really, really good. I it’s so good. It was funny because, so we made two key lime pies, back to back, because Lou was making the videos on him, and she. I saw the video. Share it, do it again. Which is by no means the worst thing. The world having extra key lime pie for me. Not a row. And so I ate both of them today. She was like, I’m going to redo this video and blah, blah, blah. And I was like, are you going to redo that, key lime pie video today? Because, we’re almost out of key lime pie.

Dr. Matt Chalmers [00:10:29] That would be that would be tragic. So, I get more I part of that. That’s the whole thrust of that story. I’m super excited about it because it’s so good. But we’ll put those videos up. You guys learn how to make, there’s a lot of things that like, how to make condensed milk for keto. She’s she’s made that video, and it’s been a lot of things, so it’ll be it should be pretty helpful. All those videos baby pillars wellness Starcom. So go check that out and, we’ll get everything going on at that. Thanks for your time. But you guys later.

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