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About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Some fats are required for life and some are lethal. An overview of the types of fat and their role in our body and their relationship to health and disease are described.              

All About Fats

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Saturated, polyunsaturated, trans, and essential fatty acid chemistry is easy when properly explained. Fat is what we burn most efficiently and are under-appreciated in their value.            

Cholesterol Drug Combinations

submitted by: admin on 08/14/2017
How low should cholesterol be lowered? Vytorin is a drug that contains both Zocor and Zetia and lowers cholesterol very powerfully. Most cardiologists believed this is really beneficial because the risk for heart attack goes down substantially. However, when a study was done on this and looked at all cause mortality, it was probably slightly increased!  Cholesterol...

Dietary Trans Fats Linked to Aggression

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Consumption of dietary trans fats is associated with irritability and aggression according to an article posted in the Public Library of Science Online in April of 2012. Trans fats are never saturated. If they are fully hydrogenated, they are no longer trans fats; they become saturated fat. Natural trans fats made in nature, such as vaccenic acid (found...

Fat: How Much Do We Need?

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
We need fats in our diet that include both saturated and unsaturated fats, especially essential fatty acids. We need cholesterol but don't need any trans fats. The reasoning behind the fat phobia in the US is reviewed.

Laws to Regulate Trans Fat and Calories in Food

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
NY is leading the way in regulating food, especially trans fats and in disclosing calories in food. The real danger in our diet is sugar, and this is discussed with respect to insulin. We need laws to restrict simple sugars.

Propaganda Revealed About Saturated Fat as the Cause for Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 03/31/2014
A new retrospective study of 72 articles, more than 600,000 participants, from 18 coutries was published in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine in March of 2014, showed that our belief that saturated fat causes heart disease is not based on good scientific data. This important study was based out of the Univesity of Cambridge. An editorial published...

Revising School Nutrition Standards

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Eighty percent of a survey in the US showed that we need better food standards to reduce calories, fat and sodium and encourage fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy. There is some value to this, but there's more. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup should be very limited and certain fats need to be in our diets. Because there are vending machines with fast...

Super Natural Home with Beth Greer Part V

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Summer trips can be "green" and there are green hotels and camps for kids that are not only environmentally safe, but also offer healthy foods that are trans fat and high fructose corn syrup free. Airline food and water is generally not healthy; it is best bring your own snacks and to use bottled water. Natural sunscreens are another concern as most sunscreens...

Trans Fats

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
What are they and what do they do. They induce inflammation. Measurements of inflammatory markers has been documented. We discuss what they are, what they do, and how we get rid of them is discussed.          

Trans Fats: What do they do?

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Trans fats are dangerous. They increase inflammation in healthy people. Markers for inflammation such as TNF-alpha, interluken 10 and 1 beta all go up with consumption of trans fats. There is legislation is pending that will decrease their availability

Triglycerides: What You Need to Know

submitted by: admin on 04/23/2019
Triglycerides are defined. We need them for energy, energy storage, insulation, mambrane function. When levels are too high problems follow. Diets too high in sugar lead to high levels of insulin and of triglycerides as well as blood pressure and a tendency to lay down fat. Exercise is the antidote to this, as is a low carbohydrate diet. We burn fat as our primary...

What is in a Chicken Nugget?

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Two scientists from Mississippi examined two chicken nuggets from two undisclosed national fast food restaurants and reported their findings in the October 2013 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. The nuggets contained 40-50% muscle, fat, blood vessels, cartilage, skin, and 38 additives that we don't need in our bodies that included trans fats, sugar,...

What is the Difference Between Brown and White Fat?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  There are many different ways to classify fat: saturated, trans, unsaturated, brown, white, and essential fatty acids. Some are essential for life and some are lethal. Where fat accumulates is also important. If white fat accumulates inside the abdominal cavity it predisposes to the metabolic syndrome and type two diabetes with all of its complications....