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 […]

Pregnancy and Gestational Vitamin D Deficiency

In the last 10 years, an increasing amount of research suggests that some of the damage done by Vitamin D deficiency is done in-utero, while the fetus is developing. Much of that damage may be permanent, that is, it can not be fully reversed by taking Vitamin D after birth. This research indicates Vitamin D […]

Diet and Disease

By Edward Esko There is now an increasing volume of evidence linking the way we eat with our physical and mental health, leading to a widespread and growing interest, among both medical professionals and the public at large, in applying diet as a solution to the modern health crisis. There is no question that our […]