Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The saturated fat myth debunked in 2 minutes and 35 seconds

Hello there wellness lovers!

Today I wanted to share a gem of a video, sent to me by my lovely sister Alyssa.

It's called, 'Big Fat Lies'... the saturated fat myth debunked in two minutes and thirty five seconds, and it a clip from the documentary "Fat Head."

Guess what? Fat and cholesterol don't cause heart disease. The theory was based on bogus science from the very beginning.

Thoughts? :)

If you would like to read for yourself more information about fats, I highly recommend the following books.

"Nourishing Traditions"by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
"Eat Fat, Lose Fat" by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
"Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food" by Catherine Shanahan MD

Also, you might be interested in checking out the Weston A. Price Foundation, which is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price's research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

If you have been reading my blog since 2010, you may remember that I was a vegan. Based on some popular books I had read, as well as a few trendy blogs... I was convinced that a vegan diet was the way to optimal health.

However, at the beginning of 2011... I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which teaches 100+ dietary theories and the idea of 'bioindividuality'. At the beginning of the program... founder/director of the school, Joshua Rosenthal, assured us that whatever dietary philosophy we were currently following, we would be experimenting with others by the end of the year. He said that vegan IIN students would be eating meat by the end of the year... and that meat-eaters might become vegan.

I remember thinking... "Yeah right, nothing will convince me to reconsider animal products." But Joshua was right...  :)

Have a great day!!


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