The Worst Ingredient in the World: Interview with Dr. Chris Knobbe

Did you know about 30% of your calories come from seed oils? Check out this interview with Dr. Chris Knobbe about his fascinating research on seed oils.

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0:00 Welcome, Dr. Chris Knobbe!
0:18 Seed oils vs. sugar
4:44 Diabetes and seed oils
12:36 Seed oils and nutritional deficiencies
14:12 The history of seed oils
17:49 Seed oils and junk food
25:44 How to eliminate seed oils from your diet
27:13 Corn oil and dent corn
30:06 The cost of healthy food

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Chris Knobbe! Dr. Knobbe is an ophthalmologist who has been working on seed oil research for the past 13 years. His research investigates industrial seed oils and their connection to obesity, diabetes, and almost all chronic diseases that plague us today.

Sugar consumption levels did not change much between 1922 and 1987; however, obesity increased by 600%! During this timeframe, vegetable oil consumption went from 78 calories per person per day to 497 calories, respectively! The average American gets around ⅓ of their calories from seed oils.

How do seed oils contribute to diabetes? Simply put, seed oils drive mitochondrial dysfunction, inhibiting the body's ability to burn fuel properly.

Seed oils are rich in omega-6 fatty acids that accumulate in our body fat, cell membranes, and mitochondrial membranes. These polyunsaturated fats cause oxidation and inflammation in the body. They are also nutrient deficient. When you consume foods that lack nutrients like seed oils or sugar, your body has to pull from nutrient reserves, creating deficiencies.

Cottonseed oil was the first seed oil introduced into the food supply. It was initially manufactured as machine oil and lamp oil. It was also used as fertilizer and cattle feed. The goal was to make money and outsell butter and lard, and the manufacturers were very successful. By 2010, the average American consumed 80 grams of seed oils daily.

One of the easiest ways to eliminate seed oils from your diet is to stop purchasing food with a label! Focus on whole foods like meat, eggs, dairy, and produce, and avoid processed foods.

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Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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  1. @5fmuke535 on July 8, 2024 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg, and Dr. Knobbe👑🏆

  2. @Marysol1fi on July 8, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    Seed oils are unfortunately in so many foods. Have to prepare everything ourselves to the on the safe side 😮

    • @IRQ1Conflict on July 8, 2024 at 12:28 pm

      Best to do that and know what your eating anyway. 😉

    • @bobbylenz3594 on July 8, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      Store bought products are not food, they are corporate commodities.

    • @xdgs567z on July 8, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      I was looking on the ingredients label of all the processed food in my house and virtually all have seed oils….even the foods at restaurants cook their food in seed oils 😢

    • @user-co5yp2jr8n on July 8, 2024 at 1:29 pm

      I’m in my second year of trying but I did cheat with pizza a few times. I cut out all sugar it was in my tomato sauce snacks and I buy no salt butter, tuna etc I try to only buy real food. If I want pizza I make sauce and mozz in top of something

  3. @tripperdan on July 8, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    Ultra Processed (anything) Seed oils rightfully own the “worst thing ever” award. They should be illegal

    • @Revert-Catholic on July 8, 2024 at 12:32 pm


    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on July 8, 2024 at 12:46 pm

      I found the app in the play store is called seed oil scout

    • @barbt.1171 on July 8, 2024 at 1:08 pm


    • @maryfolks9368 on July 8, 2024 at 1:10 pm

      I agree

    • @walkingman9171 on July 8, 2024 at 2:49 pm

      Never happen, food industry takes care of the politicians very well and are bought and paid for just like the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.

  4. @AkuRoblox-lt7mv on July 8, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    high sugar + high seed oil is the perfect storm for crappy health

    • @SpamMouse on July 8, 2024 at 12:47 pm

      But sells well.

    • @lisaross3894 on July 8, 2024 at 12:51 pm

      @@SpamMouse yes bc it’s in EVERYTHING. Why? We allow evil to control our food supply!!

    • @intothevoid1926 on July 8, 2024 at 12:52 pm

      It’s key in the crap food, big medicine, big pharma, big insurance scheme.

    • @dennisward43 on July 8, 2024 at 1:09 pm

      They are cheap to make and make massive profits that allow them to buy scientists, journalists, social media influencers, politicians, doctors, universities and health organisations.

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on July 8, 2024 at 1:13 pm


  5. @valeriexoxo on July 8, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    I feel bad immediately after consuming large amounts of sugary foods.

    • @SpamMouse on July 8, 2024 at 12:47 pm

      And the cure to that is…… 🤔

    • @Tree-thingz on July 8, 2024 at 12:57 pm

      Touché 🤕

  6. @luthersullivan5141 on July 8, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    I only consume grass fed butter, coconut oil, avacado oil and olive oil…so enlightening thanks for this! Lets share the news!

    • @iriscarlisle7688 on July 8, 2024 at 1:52 pm

      But I am confused, olive, coconut, and avocado oils are all made from the seeds of that food? Thus they are also seed oils?

    • @luthersullivan5141 on July 8, 2024 at 2:23 pm

      @@iriscarlisle7688 no they are not…none of them have seeds….think about ut

    • @pillow4casestudies on July 8, 2024 at 2:27 pm

      Its something like, coconut and olive oil is made from the flesh part, not seed, and they are saturated, not like unsaturated seed oils. Ben Bikman talks about this. They dont oxidize quickly like seed oils.

    • @BcksgotIQs on July 8, 2024 at 3:39 pm

      ​@iriscarlisle7688 you need to understand the difference between virgin/extra virgin/ coldpressed oils vs the “seed oils”

    • @karmenfrancula6399 on July 8, 2024 at 4:39 pm

      Me too. Is the best I ever use coconut oil all over my skin

  7. @nahidhkurdi6740 on July 8, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    Here in Iraq, I often hear people with diabetes upon returning from visiting their doctors saying they have to cut the “oils”. When I protest saying that oils have nothing to do with diabetes, they say it was the doctors advice. The doctors advice, however, seems like a blanket statement vilifying all fats which means it is not applicable. Not once I could hear a doctor making the distinction between seed oils and other edible fats.

    • @SpamMouse on July 8, 2024 at 12:46 pm

      I think it’s a case the world over that Medical Doctors see SO MANY people with ill-health they are simply tired of repeating the same guidance every day.

    • @nahidhkurdi6740 on July 8, 2024 at 1:52 pm

      @@SpamMouse At least they could say: get rid of the seed oils instead of saying get rid of fats. But, nah! They have to vilify saturated fat that has been with humanity from the beginning.

    • @user-zy7vv7bm3w on July 8, 2024 at 3:17 pm

      Olive oil is being adulterated, Avocado oil is too costly and not available.. Is cold-pressed Mustard or Sesame oil ok to consume? At least it contains some nutrients compared to the refined version…

    • @SSPro14 on July 8, 2024 at 3:45 pm

      @@user-zy7vv7bm3w well, put it this way, avocado sesame and mustard are not good oil, because they don’t come from Israel

    • @MomoHiOla on July 8, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      Seed oil No. 1 Culprit in Diabeties.

  8. @Revert-Catholic on July 8, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg and Dr. Knobbe! So enlightening. Cutting out seed oils has been huge for my health! So grateful for this channel.

  9. @asb3pe on July 8, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    At 25:45, Ben Bikman PhD has his own similar saying – “If it comes in a box or a bag or has a barcode, its no good for you.” He also advises, if you must food shop in a grocery store, stick to the outer perimeter and stay out of the interior aisles because those are where all the highly processed foods are found. The outer walls is typically the less-processed items such as meats, vegetables, fruits and dairy.

    • @tmill2001 on July 8, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      Good advice to follow.

    • @xdgs567z on July 8, 2024 at 2:38 pm

      True 😊

    • @judithceniza5524 on July 8, 2024 at 4:04 pm

      Correctly said. I went to the grocery store and read labels, and realized that manufacturers are making us sick with synthetic ingredients. We have to practice the basics: plant and cook our food.

    • @georgekritikos957 on July 8, 2024 at 6:03 pm

      Every thing that’s not packaged like vegetables they spray preservatives poison on them and with the butcher and fish market they do the same thing so they can regain their colour. Go fishing grow your own vegetables

  10. @mandarinpill on July 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm

    I’m a Chef, I never eat out as I know everything has vegetable oil added. It’s in everything!! Eat at home is best anyway!

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on July 8, 2024 at 12:45 pm

      I couldn’t start a new thread but I did find that app on the Play store it’s called seed oil scout

    • @SpamMouse on July 8, 2024 at 12:48 pm

      We haver to ask if you cook for greatest health or greatest profit?

    • @sunflowers5178 on July 8, 2024 at 1:27 pm

      Please kindly share your personal recipe for daily

    • @TheCherylish1 on July 8, 2024 at 2:08 pm

      Tell me about it. I’m allergic to soy, which is vegetable oil.
      It is in everything chewing gum waffles pancake. Mix any cookie. Any piece of bread in the store even has soy bean oil or vegetable oil same difference I stripped the fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and occasional fish salmon and beef.

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on July 8, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      I found an app that does scout out seed oil restaurants is actually called seed oil scout which I found in my Play store.
      They do charge a couple bucks a month for the service

  11. @patriciau6277 on July 8, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve given up almost everything over a year and a half ago. Now if any of these ingredients are hidden in something I’ve consumed I immediately know it and sick the next day.

    • @shutinjohn on July 8, 2024 at 5:13 pm

      I replaced seed oils with avocado oil about 1 year ago, and I feel that I feel less inflammation in my body. Other than AO I use EVO and butter for my own cooking. I am also restricting my diet of processed food especially snacks. I may eat at a restaurant only once a week.

    • @conniegomez1321 on July 8, 2024 at 6:29 pm

      I suffer diarrhea!

  12. @celesteshenas2155 on July 8, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    App: Seed Oil Scout. Finds restaurants that don’t use it.

    • @oasis5827 on July 8, 2024 at 2:49 pm

      Are there such a thing?

    • @juliakathryn5098 on July 8, 2024 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you for letting us know! Just loaded it on my phone.

    • @tengdayz2 on July 8, 2024 at 4:02 pm

      Make sure it’s trustworthy, marketers love getting out ahead of trends to opportune on them.

    • @a.ros12 on July 8, 2024 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you!

    • @sacq13 on July 8, 2024 at 4:45 pm

      Cook ur damn self. Does restaurant oil are all poison

  13. @mikeshay4866 on July 8, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    I went on vacation last week and ate too many things i wasn’t used to eating the last 2 yrs, now my body is so sore and inflamed ( i have fibro) its a good wake up call to get back at it

    • @maryfolks9368 on July 8, 2024 at 1:15 pm

      Oh I feel your pain. Anytime I eat anything with sugar in it or carbs, I can barely walk the next few days. 😊

    • @xdgs567z on July 8, 2024 at 2:40 pm

      Same here, 2 nights ago I hung out with friends I haven’t seen in a long time and are out at a restaurant….broke my 4 weeks of intermittent fasting of low carbs and avoiding seed oil, next morning I felt like crap 😅

  14. @julianneedsblood7091 on July 8, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    Eat un-processed as much as you can. ❤

  15. @miltonbates6425 on July 8, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    Seed oils need to be removed from the processed food supply. Replace it with beef/goat/bison tallow, pork lard, chicken schmaltz, duck fat, etc. Animal fats only.

    • @walkingman9171 on July 8, 2024 at 2:42 pm

      If the animals are eating GMO feed, that won’t be great either. Everything needs to be researched.

    • @AkshanBoi25 on July 8, 2024 at 3:34 pm

      will not happen since they want to poison us (not by accident)

    • @ASMRFAMILIA on July 8, 2024 at 3:37 pm

      Chicken fat is a great natural oil low in saturated fats. 👏

    • @miltonbates6425 on July 8, 2024 at 3:42 pm

      @@ASMRFAMILIA Saturated animal fats are not a problem. That myth is debunked.

    • @MomoHiOla on July 8, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      Use crude oil

  16. @ElitaAli1 on July 8, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    My grandmother lived to be 92 y.o. and she used Lard for everything 😌… Died of natural causes.

    • @annettenewberry5998 on July 8, 2024 at 2:45 pm

      My Aunt as well. She lived 102 years. Cooked in Crico

    • @annettenewberry5998 on July 8, 2024 at 2:45 pm


    • @ElitaAli1 on July 8, 2024 at 2:54 pm

      Yep! Crisco 😊

    • @Runt8021 on July 8, 2024 at 3:03 pm

      Crisco is plastic

    • @KitKat-sl5mp on July 8, 2024 at 3:05 pm

      I just googled that (I’m German) and it said Crisco is crystallized cotton seed oil. I’m confused🤔​@@annettenewberry5998

  17. @lisaross3894 on July 8, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you gentlemen!! We need more open discussions like this worldwide!! Barbara O’Neill deserves recognition as well!! God bless!!

    • @gqgqgqful on July 8, 2024 at 2:29 pm

      This is true, however Dr Berg and Barbara O’Neil differ on the views of meat 🥩

  18. @ChrissieSM on July 8, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    I am so grateful for Dr Berg for his sound advice and making us aware of what is good or bad with us. Nobody is as clear and concise as he is.

  19. @mhpjii on July 8, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    Excellent! An acquaintance complained to me recently about pain in his knees. He wore elastic bandages to alleviate it but it would often flair up. I explained to him about seed oils and he agreed to remove them from his diet (at least from food he prepared at home). Sure enough, two weeks later he had no need for the elastic bandages.

  20. @phiberoptik232 on July 8, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Our food supply regulatory regime is corrupt. Companies and industries have been allowed to provide our society foods with little to no nutritional value in order to maximize profits over a healthy society.

    • @jackcollin1695 on July 8, 2024 at 5:27 pm

      The more people that are unhealthy and stoopid for their health is what the government wants,so they have profits from this victims.hospitals and pharmaceuticals is held by the government.without this victims,they willl lose alot of $$$ and the country will also go down.sad to say but this is a food chain for the country.they fed the country to survive.if all people are healthy and wise for their health,alot of businesses will be bankrupt.

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