What is the best diet for humans? | Eran Segal | TEDxRuppin

What is the best diet for humans? | Eran Segal | TEDxRuppin

Prof. Eran Segal presented conclusions from the research on the TEDxRuppin stage and made us question common dietary beliefs.

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New research led by Prof. Eran Segals and Dr. Elinavs research unit indicates a drastic change in blood sugar levels between two individuals on identical diets – this may explain why some struggle to lose weight while others, on the same diet, stay lean and fit. The scientists even developed an algorithm that can calculate ones blood level based on his or her biology and lifestyle.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


  1. Abu Bakar Bin Khalid Khalid on August 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    You must get best food. Best food came from halal food. What is halal, it is the food you get it from honourable means. Your money you earn to pay for a living, the money you pay for your food, the house where you stay where you realise you stress must be halal. Because everything is make of cells, you must create good honourable cells to get good results. Read Al Quran you find more science.

  2. Austin on August 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Is this guy jewish?

  3. Mark Who on August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    can you help me

  4. Prakash P on August 18, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    To reduce confusion, don’t eat man-made food.

  5. Diana Anica on August 18, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I almost fell asleep. I was more interested In the Mcdougall talk. This guy is talking nonsense smh. Eat more icecream- sure now dairy is good for you lmfao!

  6. Renato D'Amico on August 18, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Intermittent Fasting is the only answer !

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  8. SecretSquanch on August 18, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Was there any look into the origin of individuals ancestry that possibly certain lineage adapted and passed through genes based on region making them respond certain food in a specific way?

  9. Sandeep Singh on August 18, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    A person with 90 percent bones talking about diet

  10. consu mérisme on August 18, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Please a resume here

  11. DC T on August 18, 2021 at 10:21 pm


  12. John Dooeme on August 18, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    The material pea biochemically tickle because rule seemingly greet in a snotty accordion. fearful fearless, obeisant bolt

  13. Zac D on August 18, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    who the heck eats 50 meals a week?? That is more than 7 meals a day, timestamp 5:20

  14. Igor V Kuznetsov on August 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    People spoiled by comfort of choices, self-centerness and their ambitions to succeed in life by the standards and paradigms of Modern Capitalistic Society. The lack of Collective ( Communistic) Motivation in their life outside the religious facility or close circle of family values is leading each of given particular individual to to make a choice to excel in reaching the individualistic goals and completely ignore any altruists considerations towards the neighboring human beings.
    The choice of what person is choosing to eat based upon educational level and income level segregation — another words people who able to maintain a certain level of lifestyle also can afford themselves to make better dietary choices as well as other choices of healthy lifestyle habits.
    I have conduct my personal dietary experiment for One Year>>> Simply excluding any FOOD — except herbal tea , raw honey and buckwheat or oatmeal — ALL OTHER RESTRICTIONS WERE APPLIED FOR ONE YEAR RELATED TO CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, TOBACCO, OR ANY MEDICAL DRUGS, ANY ANIMAL OR SEA RELATED FOOD ANY CANED, MIXED OR PREPARED OR FROZEN PRODUCTS …
    The Result is >>> Have Lost 55 pounds of weight down shifted from 255 pounds to 2OO pounds.
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  15. TOWNSHIP GAMING on August 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm


  16. AL QUATTRO on August 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    i lose weight only to see that…

  17. Citisam Sjw on August 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Eat fruits , vegetables, whole grains, seeds…😍 and do yoga 😊

  18. Lord Finesse on August 18, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    The differences in reaction on carbs/sugar products are, in my opinion, due to insuline resistance, which most people in the usa (and a lots of other parts in the world) have. So ofcourse everyone reactie different on these foods. The "quality" per food/kcal is what makes your body healthy. I strongly believe in nutriënt dense food as a basis, like red meat, organs.. basicly primarily animal based foods, avoid as much as toxins and processed foods with refined sugars, seed oils.. and secondarilly eat fruits..
    Also, if its your birthday, relax enjoy the cake. Having that mentale stress of not eating the cake, might be worse than the food you’re willing to eat on that special occasion.

  19. Victor J. Cano on August 18, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    When does he play that harp?

  20. John Farmer on August 18, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Being big doesnt mean unhealthy i lift weights to me you look frail at such a skinny size u need some meat

  21. Nafisa A on August 18, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Did they end up making their algorithms available to everyone? This would be epicly useful for all humanity!

  22. Jun Frias on August 18, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Those are exceptions rather than the rule…

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  24. J Merlo on August 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Dogmatic science is also very dangerous. Here, for instance, Prof. Eran Segal does not consider the fact that the bacteria in one person changes within three days, depending on the food consumed, the things the person touches during the day and the people the person lives/interacts with. Therefore, an AI algorithm’s advise may be ideal for one day and become detrimental three days later. The good news is that our organism has marvelous and complex ways to self balancing, unless we really hammer it down with addiction to destructive habits.

  25. Buddy Revell on August 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    So this was 5 years ago… has any of this advanced?

  26. blagmak on August 18, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Not a great plug for your wife’s business.

  27. dsimon33871 on August 18, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Finally someone who gets it! Makes very good sense.

  28. Noah Zeus on August 18, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I wonder if frequency was controlled for. Such as if one was eating 3 meals a day vs 5 meals a day or if one was mimicking intermitting fasting windows and others had their meals spread out throughout the day not allowing your insulin levels to regulate etc…

  29. Keith Neilson on August 18, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    So did they ever release the algorithm as an app or a service?

  30. John Farmer on August 18, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Real whole food and water….you gotta eat mostly real foods

  31. Maria da Silva on August 18, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Dr Adamo (I think is its name) talked about this at least 30 years ago. And he did not have algorithms…

  32. 109 Eashi Singh on August 18, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    And now i have no idea what is the best diet for ME

  33. mike mathews on August 18, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I see. So a whole foods, vegan diet can cause disease in some people?

  34. Eddie Avinashi on August 18, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    This is why I found my body works best on the carnivore diet. My body has always just run best on pure meat since I’m very ambitious and driven like a Lion. Good to always learn about one’s self.

  35. Steve Flow on August 18, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Damn he really kinda put his wife on blast 😂

  36. Jack Slapps on August 18, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Anyone else thinking about the harp in the background?

  37. Callum Gillman on August 18, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    whose eating 50 meals a week? 3 x 7 = 21.. whose having more than 6 meals a day??

  38. Michael Webb on August 18, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    50 meals a week!!?? I am a 68 yr old male. Gone keto and Intermittent fasting. Lost 52 lbs in 3 months to ideal weight for 5 foot 10 inch height. No longer diabetic, high blood pressure, prostate issues, acid reflux. Got off the worst medication ever , statins. And the mental clarity is off the charts! One meal a day, never hungry, Vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil morning. That’s it. Energy off the charts! Fired doctors. Gut is excellent. People, you do not need that much food! Matter of fact, the less you eat, the better you will feel.

  39. Kaan Şeker on August 18, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    waste of time i spend 10 mins so he can say there is no good diet thanks lord

  40. Maa on August 18, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    40lbs…What about the people who have 150lbs.

  41. Steph thinks on August 18, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Now all of the carnivore vs plants debates make sense, as well as "failures" with each diet. WHAT WORKS FOR YOU MIGHT NOT WORK FOR OTHERS. So stop pushing them like religions smh

  42. Linen Cannon on August 18, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Is there a program available to the public yet based on these findings using these methods? I took a look at personalized nutrition services online that do similar things and they all either don’t take one of the variables into account that were utilized here, or they are $100 a month and require frequent stool and blood samples. They tailor the individuals’ diets along the way based on what they observe in the blood glucose levels and changes in the gut biome, but I don’t have that kind of money.

  43. Korsalath on August 18, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    thanks to the internet, i have learnt exactly what i need to live after spending 1 year studying nutrition. spending 11 years in school learning basic communication skills and flawed math skills was obviously not a good career move.

  44. RyuDarragh on August 18, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    The sweeteners need to be classified properly or your conclusion is flawed and incomplete. Sugar Alcohols can affect the microbiome directly and this fact is used in modalities treating things like circulating ammonium levels (Lactulose for Hepatic Encephalopathy). Sweeteners like Aspartame are made from common amino acids and never reach the portion of the gut hosting the microbiome. Sweeteners of the sort as Acesulfame-k and Saccarides can only affect the biome INDIRECTLY by causing a neurological effect or by stimulating the pancreatic nerves in the duodenum. So, has this been accounted for?

  45. Michel Couture on August 18, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    How do you eat 50 meals a week? 7days *3 meals/day = 21! time 5:54

  46. Glenn Bishop's Magic, Mysteries, and Much More! on August 18, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    No one knows, opinions vary, and everyone is different and have different needs.

  47. Ali Otako on August 18, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    i dont agree with that cuz high blood glucose is not bad that is essential for our metabolism and good diet can be exist simply by reducing particular substances in our meals, selecting food carefully and exercise everyday to burn calories. there is no best diet that is true there is hard work to be done.

  48. Slav Kochepasov on August 18, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    5 years after such promising presentation, Is there a practical way to get personal guidance in the diet?

  49. dulpurp on August 18, 2021 at 11:13 pm


  50. Jun Frias on August 18, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Are u a doctor?? What makes u qualified to say what ur saying about this topic? We ‘d rather listen to science, not ur anecdotes…