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Healthy Oil

The following articles discuss the various healthy oils and their impact on your health. In some cases, an article may seem like a discussion of unhealthy oil or fat but they reference good oils or healthy oils in the text.

Why is Junk Food Bad for Your Health? It’s the FAT (mostly) but NOT the Saturated Fat

Processed food can make us fat, but it may have effects that are more profound, including the disruption of facial geometry.

Can HDL Over 60 Protect You From Coronavirus?

If you are worried about coronavirus, you should be more worried about low cholesterol according to a new study that shows lower HDL and LDL predicts poor outcomes

Can You Really Cook with Olive Oil?

The whole concept of smoke point may have been created by the edible oil industry to sell us their cheap, flavorless and (now we know) unfortunately quite toxic products.

List of Good Fats and Oils versus Bad

This page was created to serve as a resource listing good fats and oils versus bad fats and oils. The goal is to serve as a clearinghouse for discussions around why a given fat or oil is good or bad for human health, and to include recommendations for the healthiest cooking practices.

Vegetable Oil and Sugar Block Fat Burn and Mitochondrial Function

In 2017, mainstream medicine has taken giant step towards science backed advice. Meanwhile, sports nutrition still espouses that sugar is the best fuel for athletes, that low carb diets deplete glycogen stores, and that polyunsaturated fats are the healthy kind of fat.

Study: PUFA-Rich Soy Oil Promotes Obesity and Liver Damage

American’s are now consuming 1000x more soy oil than we did 100 years ago. Soy oil promotes oxidative stress, which makes it more fattening than it’s caloric content would suggest.

Making veggies look bad

If you are someone with heart disease, or are at risk for heart disease or simply want to make the right nutritional choices, this article will help you understand how statisticians have misled us into being afraid of natural saturated fats, and fats in general.

How Many Calories does Real Mayo Have?

Primal Blueprint recently started selling mayonnaise! So I’ve been eating a lot of mayo. And it dawned on me that my heaping teaspoons might be much bigger than the serving size that says 100 calories on the label. So I did a quick experiment to learn how many calories of mayo it takes to make canned tuna yummy.

Are You Pop Paleo or Deep Paleo? Read this to find out.

A superficial understanding of the Paleo diet can have you running into the grip of powerfully pro-inflammatory toxic oils To be, or not to be, labeled Paleo: that is the question. Lately I’ve been given more opportunities to speak about…

Five Reasons a Low-PUFA, Healthy Fat Diet is GOOD for You

It seems counterintuitive that we need to eat (natural) fats to burn fat, but we do. You are what you eat, but that’s not the whole story! Many people on a low-fat diet lose their ability to burn fat, though they can still store it very effectively.

Canola Oil: The blob that ate butter, olive oil, coconut oil and peanut oil threatens American cuisine

Canola oil can constitute up to 1/3 of the calories in even a high-end restaurant meal, making your $50 plate a health hazard. Luke and I are on a campaign to get this trans-fat containing “neutral” oil out of restaurants. Take back the tables! Wouldn’t you love it if there were restaurants where people who care about their health could dine with confidence?

Your 2012 Weight-Loss Resolution: Become a Better Fat Burner

If you are like most Americans, you’ve made plenty of weight loss resolutions over the years and failed to follow through. It’s probably not that you lack willpower; it’s that you never trained your body to burn fat.

Can Coconut Oil Help With Weight Loss (Part 2)

My latest post on coconut oil can help you determine if you should add coconut to you diet for weight loss, thyroid health, or other metabolism-optimizing purposes.

Can Coconut Oil Help With Weight Loss?

Coconut oil provides lauric acid, which just may be the key that unblocks certain metabolic pathways often blocked by trans fat or excessive carb consumption

Weight Loss Basics

Healthy lasting weight loss depends on cutting carbs, switching out good fats for bad, and adding back missing elements. These ten steps provide a framework for you to adapt almost any other diet you already enjoy, from Paleo to Primal to Atkins to Vegetarian.

Tiger Woods’ Concussion: What kind of recovery can he expect?

Tiger Woods recently had a single car accident–a nasty one. Reports say he was out for as long as six minutes when his wife found him. When a doctor hears that a patient has suffered a brain injury severe enough…

Vegetable Oil Is Everywhere

Look for vegetable oils on every label. They promote inflammation starting in the gut and extending into the arteries, nervous system, and everywhere else.

Salad Dressing: The Silent Killer

If your switch from fries to salads hasn’t helped you, it’s because you are pouring deadly trans fat onto those crispy, vitamin-rich greens.

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