Dispel the Myths: The Real Scoop on Saturated Fat

by Elizabeth Walling   (NaturalNews) In the judicial system, it is required that any defendant must be considered innocent until proven guilty. In the world of nutrition, it seems the opposite philosophy reigns. Saturated fats have been vilified for decades. It has been declared that these fats are killing us, although adequate proof has never […]

The Truth About Saturated Fat (Part 1)

Part 1 of 3 By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormonelike substances. Fats as part of a meal slow down absorption so that we […]

The Truth About Saturated Fat (Part 2)

Part 2 of 3 (Part 1 , Part 3 ) By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon Classification Of Fatty Acids By Length Researchers classify fatty acids not only according to their degree of saturation but also by their length.Short-chain fatty acids have four to six carbon atoms. These fats are always saturated. Four-carbon butyric […]

The Truth About Saturated Fat (Part 3)

Part 3 of 3 (Part 1 , Part 2 ) By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon The Diet Dictocrats have succeeded in convincing Americans (and Australians – comment by Frank Riegel) that butter is dangerous, when in fact it is a valued component of many traditional diets and a source of the following nutrients: […]

Hydrogenated Oils Should be Avoided at All Costs

by Rich Stacel(NaturalNews) All processed chemicals that are used in foods have seriously detrimental effects on human health and energy levels and have no place in the modern human diet. To highlight this, let's take hydrogenated oils and see what this substance really is and why it's so incredibly bad for you. Hydrogenated oils are […]

Bacon or Bagels? Higher Fat At Breakfast May Be Healthier Than You Think

  The headline of this article hits the nail right on it's head. Yes, more fat please – BUT:  it has to be the right fat! If you would eat loads of highly processed bacon with some added margarine and other transfat containing substances then you are doing yourself more harm than good, simply because […]

Maternal Obesity Can Program Fetal Brain To Induce Adult-onset Obesity

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 4, 2008) — Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that fetuses of obese mother rats were programmed in utero to develop obesity in adulthood. Moreover, they have shown for the first time that the metabolic programming occurs in the fetal hypothalamus, the area of the brain responsible for maintaining […]