For those who’ve watched the film The Recreation Changers, you are additionally doubtless conscious of the controversy surrounding the film.
The continued debate has encircled medical doctors, dietitians, bodybuilders, The Mountain himself, and, now, Joe Rogan.
The Recreation Changers, at its core, argues that consuming animal merchandise—even in small quantities—can mess along with your coronary heart, sexual perform, athletic efficiency, and finally result in an early loss of life.
And that sexual perform half proves particularly sticky for Rogan.
Chris Kresser not too long ago appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and the duo talked concerning the film at size, with a particular concentrate on the experiment inside the film that centered on the function meat performs in sexual perform.
In The Recreation Changers, urologist Aaron Spitz, M.D., conducts an experiment measuring three sexual well being of three athletes. The take a look at consists of assessing the energy of nocturnal erections, as soon as after consuming a steak burrito, and as soon as after consuming a burrito with plant-based protein. The take a look at outcomes got here out in favor of plant-based consuming.
“So what can we conclude from this experiment? Completely nothing,” Kresser explains. “It was not peer-reviewed, it was not scientific in any respect.”
In protection of The Recreation Changers, Spitz himself clarifies within the film that the experiment shouldn’t be a research. And Kresser shouldn’t be a medical skilled. He is the creator of publications selling a Paleo (learn: meat-heavy) weight loss plan.
However the questions Kresser and Rogan elevate—notably if the athletes examined within the experiment had intercourse or masturbated earlier than or after consuming the burrito—are pertinent to the talk.
Males’s Well being beforehand fact-checked The Game Changers, and identified that the erection experiment additionally did not take into account, “variables like sleep, muscle fatigue, stress, coaching, hydration, historical past of tobacco use, weekly alcohol consumption, prior medical historical past, psychological readability, emotional state, and—HERE’S A BIG ONE—genetic predispositions.”