It’s Mike here And today we’re gonna do a quick video on Jaden Smith whose parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith recently Had a bit of an intervention with him when he was on his vegan diet because he apparently wasn’t looking so hot. According to them He wasn’t getting enough protein and had greyish skin, which is a new one. That’s one I haven’t heard before in all my years as a vegan who deals with this crap all the time But based on what he says, it appears that he may have never even been fully vegan but the same points in this video do apply to why he may have failed to transition and I normally don’t like to talk about Celebrities but in this case is just such a textbook example of the press misconstruing an issue as being veganisms fault as well as just a textbook example of Somebody having a poorly planned vegan diet. So there are a lot of lessons to learn here so my goal here is not to judge Jaden, but hopefully Illuminate a solution and back when I first went vegan I had a bit of a similar situation with my mom but the results ended up differently and I’ll talk about that at the end All right, let’s go. So the media has gone absolutely insane with this. We have USA Today CNN CBS and a ton of other media outlets largely blaming veganism for this problem. Let’s just get right into it Here’s their family discussion on their show Red Table Talk Yeah protein deficiency is still a thing in 2019 and here comes the great part. He was actually undead now we’re gonna have to hear that veganism turns you gray for the next few years sadly I do want to mention there’s so much conflicting information About the timeline here and whether or not Jaden was actually even fully vegan if you listen to what he was saying Closely after they talked about the intervention. He says wait a minute I’ve actually been vegetarian for a year and I’ll just go vegan for like a week at a time So is it that he you know was playing with the idea of going vegan here and there but was never actually really vegan for a meaningful amount of time? It was just vegetarianism in which case this whole conversation is completely null and void But it’s worth mentioning that this whole discussion was sparked actually because of Will Smith’s dietary health issues. For example, he had broken 225 pounds he had an issue where he was getting lightheaded when he bent down and stood back up He had some shaky hands occasionally He also went periods where he didn’t poop for three days and had like bad Constipation and bad gas as well as high cholesterol and being medicated for it. It’s funny how I didn’t see a ton of headlines about his dietary issues Probably because he isn’t on a vegan diet and if he was it would be like vegan diet gives Severe gas to Will Smith and he can’t even stand up anymore Will Smith loses his legs on a vegan diet and his skin turns blue, but let’s get back to the protein comment first of all how did Jada know that he had a protein deficiency was this just a guess and assumption I highly doubt they actually looked at his Blood protein levels and that they were low it is worth mentioning to zoom out at vegans in general because they actually have higher levels of free blood protein likely because of lower levels of Protein sucking inflammation. It’s hard to tell just from the brevity of the conversation But I really hope that Jada just knows that you can get enough protein on a vegan diet I mean looking at somebody like Kendrick Farris who set the U.S. Olympic weightlifting record and was the only male on Team USA to make it to the Olympics. I mean, he’s definitely getting enough protein No, it’s not a vegan diet specifically that drained this dude And there’s a pretty clear answer here and I was actually mind blown by some of these statements as Jaden mentions here Holy crap. First of all, that’s not a vegan problem That’s just a starving yourself problem. This is what the number one vegan failure reason is I’ve said over and over again not enough calories because animal products have a higher calorie density one meal a day Maybe you’re eating some snacks That’s like a thousand calories a day two meals a day is probably putting you in around 1500 calories These are I’m not even exaggerating. This is the amount of calories that people ate in concentration camps Is that what veganism is let’s let’s look at the definition of veganism. It says right here eat 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day Oh and and no animal products either. Oh wait, that’s not the definition of veganism It’s simply to not eat or use animal products to do the least amount of harm practically possible He said that in general he has stomach pains that prevent him from wanting to eat and to that I will say one thing that does help I have seen help is Maybe starting off the day with this smoothie or eating something more liquid like soup Because the emptying time for your stomach with liquid food is way faster than solid food. And so that could just mean less pain So you can eat more calories either way It’s not like vegan food was the only thing that hurt him is like the vegan label made his stomach hurt No, it was food that did that in general vegan or not. He could have just as easily Added more calorie dense plant foods like avocados and nut butters which probably would have had the exact same result I’ve also noticed a lot of these titles are like after dramatic weight loss Jaden Smith has family intervention it’s like how much weight did he actually lose it never really says and he was skinny before during and after I mean Maybe he lost like ten pounds. It’s unclear but there’s no like whoa He lost a ton of weight as for his gray skin tone This is pure speculation but I would have to guess that he was becoming anemic and Again, a vegan diet is not causing anemia in general It’s worth mentioning from this recent study that looked at blood levels. The vegans did not have statistically significantly different Rates of iron deficiency than the omnivores they were the same But people who eat anorexia levels of calories clearly have higher risk of anemia That’s what it is less food less iron much of these pictures smearing his quote unquote vegan diet where from this Louis Vuitton Event. These were also the images by an anti vegan channel used to criticize his appearance on a vegan diet funny stuff I think this is all because he decided to do something that makes everybody look less healthy, which is lighten their eyebrows Obviously it’s doing some some fashion stuff. But the reality is that when your eyebrows look lighter, you look less healthy I mean here’s here’s an example of a photo from that shoot here is him with his lighter eyebrows and lighter hair color You know not looking SuperDuper healthy because of that, you know almost looks like he doesn’t have eyebrows But then here is him with his eyebrows in his hair color, you know crudely photoshopped back on taking it off and back on It’s a pretty stark difference. You know, we associated the no eyebrow look with a cancer patient needs chemotherapy. Of course We’re not gonna associate it with healthfulness. But the reality is there’s not a lack of hair there. It’s just lightened I mean my eyebrows get bleached in the Sun I put sunscreen all around them But then they end up getting bleached Then I get more comments about having hypothyroidism and crap like that Last point here is my similar story that I had when I first went vegan my mom was like “Oh my god, your bones look like they’re about to snap cuz you’re on your vegan diet” And I was like Actually, I weighed the exact same amount as I did before I went vegan So clearly there’s a little bit of a preconceived notion here You know people have been primed probably because of all the articles like those that were written about this to think that vegans are less healthy frail and dying but at Least for me I went on to gain 15 pounds as a vegan, so I’m happy that I stuck with it I’m stronger than I’ve ever been but the story plays perfectly into those preconceived notions. Don’t go vegan. Never go vegan You’re actually gonna get a protein deficiency Your skin will go gray and so forth and the most ironic part of all this is they have someone come in at the end Of their their you know roundtable family discussion to give them health advice and do some tests and it’s actually Dr.Hyman who is known for promoting a low-carb diet and from this meta-analysis low carb diets increase mortality risk by 30% On the other hand Will Smith mention his father who passed away recently who had all the diseases he said such as heart disease and diabetes. Well vegans from the Adventists study had a 78% lower total risk of all diabetes Which is insane and we have clinical trials showing the reversal of heart disease on a whole food vegan diet So yet a vegan diets what we’re making out to be an enemy here and in the end if you are going vegan Please eat more than one meal Please eat more than two meals a day eat three meals a day and I always say this everybody should do this Just check out one maybe two days on Cronometer.com another free nutrition tracker just to see how many calories are eating where calories come from where nutrients come from It’s an awesome learning experience and in the end definitely don’t go attacking Jaden on this, you know, he’s 21 He’s still learning how to feed himself apparently and you know, he’s still been doing great things He’s had a vegan food truck giving food away to the homeless people. He still periodically eats vegans for…. eats vegan for weeks at a time He’s a cannibal anyway, so hope he figures out how to eat more calories Maybe even follow a vegan bodybuilder and get jacked on a vegan diet. That would be awesome. Alright, that’s it for today let me know down below what you think about all this and like subscribe hit the notification bell as usual and and definitely share this in response to all of those articles smearing a vegan diet that way hopefully people will See the real picture. Alright, thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time.