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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.

Seed oils: Questions and answers for your health

All the answers to your health questions about how seed oils are harmful to your health. And which vegetable oils and fats are good and which are bad.

Valentine Chocolate: Saying “I love you” Without Lecithin

Table of ContentsFinding the Best (Healthiest) Chocolate for Your ValentineIs Dark Chocolate Healthier than Milk Chocolate?What Makes Expensive Chocolate Better than Cheap?Should I avoid chocolates made with “vegetable oil?” (The answer might surprise you)Should I avoid chocolates made with soy oil?What is Lecithin?Is Soy Lecithin Worth Avoiding?What is the most popular valentine chocolate?Is Dark Chocolate…

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.

Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 3)

Table of ContentsTo Hide the Facts About Fat, the AHA and Ancel Keys Hid Smoking Data for 25 YearsHow Keys and the AHA Kept the Truth about Heart Attacks Secret for DecadesIn 1953, Keys publishes cherry-picked data and his methods are (rightly) criticizedIn 1956, the AHA said more research is needed.Also in 1956, the AHA…

Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 2)

Table of ContentsHistorically, A Human Diet is Not Low CholesterolAncel Keys’ Sold the American Heart Association’s Soul for $1.7 MillionKeys’ First Tactic was to Blind Doctors With ScienceKeys Helped Design a Study to Test the Effects of a High-PUFA DietThe Minnesota Coronary Experiment Stacked the Dietary Deck in Favor of PUFAPart 1, Question 1) Do…

Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 1)

Table of ContentsThe Invention of High Cholesterol PanicQuestion 1) What is cholesterol?Lipoproteins are Delivery Vehicles for Cholesterol and FatsQuestions 2&3: What kind of cholesterol is good, what kind is badQuestions 4 & 5: What is a high cholesterol number and how can you lower it naturally?Residual Risk Means No Matter How Low Your LDL, It’s…

Make Mayo Fast and Foolproof in 2 Minutes Flat

Unknown to most mayo lovers, the mayo in the store is a metabolism-breaking fat bomb, greased up with highly toxic seed oils.

PUFA-Project: Scientific References on Seed Oil Toxicity

Table of ContentsMission:Basic PrinciplesThe Excessive Seed Oil HypothesisHistorically adipose tissue contained a fraction of the PUFA found in adipose tissue today.Mechanism: Oxidative StressHow Seed Oils Lead to Obesity and Diabetes:Seed Oils Make You Crave Carbs, SugarHow Genetics Plays a Role: The Personal PUFA Threshold Concept.Who is Warning Us That Excess PUFA is Toxic?Eric Decker, PhDMartin…

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.

Fat Adapted Athletes Perform Better (video interview)

In this interview, we discuss the science behind real food-based, low-carb diets and sports performance. Additionally, we discuss the Four Pillars (common findings) of all healthy human diets

New Deep Nutrition – Available NOW!

If you’ve followed this website for any length of time, you probably noticed I don’t do a lot of posting. It’s not that I don’t like to help you stay up to date on the latest nutrition news. It’s that I always prefer to put diet information into its larger context to tell the whole…

Cholesterol Is Good, The American Heart Association is Bad

Are you watching your cholesterol? Then you might be interested to read this story, describing the American Heart Association’s role in creating mass cholesterol-phobia, including evidence that they actively suppressed information that would have changed the course of medical history.

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.

Natural Cure for Breast Pain

If you’ve had bothersome breast pain that’s been diagnosed as nothing serious and are now wanting to know what to do about it, this article is for you. This article will address what you can do to alleviate the two most common causes of benign breast pain: Cyclic breast pain occurring around your period. Cyclic pain…

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.

What are side effects of calcium supplements?

Recent evidence suggests that people taking calcium supplementation are more likely to develop heart attacks, strokes, kidney stones, and painful bone spurs affecting their soft tissues and joints. Learn why this would be and what you should do to keep your bones healthy and strong.

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

Table of ContentsTo be, or not to be, labeled Paleo: that is the question.I’m thrilled to have been invited to be a speaker. And I think it’s time I made one thing clear:Canola oil may be the farthest thing from Paleo ever invented.So are you Deep Paleo? Here’s the test:ADDENDUM A superficial understanding of the…

Foods High in Fat are GOOD for You for These Five Reasons

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?

Is dairy paleo? Revising history with new persectives on flocks of goats, femur bones and feckless nutritionism

A few decades ago, people of Paleo were universally against dairy. Today, the attitude towards dairy is undergoing a transformation. Still, the official word on dairy is a luke-warm maybe rather than the resounding yes I think it deserves to be. I believe many of us can add dairy into our diet not just for good health, but also to more accurately reproduce a true Paleolithic era diet.

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 Arterial Disease be Reversed?

The old model describes arteries as so many mechanical tubes that have no way to protect themselves from the inevitable clogging that comes from the consumption of cholesterol and saturated fat. The other, new model sees arteries as living dynamic tissue that, in the context of a healthy diet, is capable of growth, repair, and rising to the challenge of rigorous exercise.

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.

In Spite of Constant Nagging, American’s Don’t Eat Greens

Little wonder people eat fewer veggies than starches and sweets. Even though we all know they’re great for us, they’re more expensive and making them taste their best requires time and the use of natural fats, which we keep hearing over and over are bad for us.

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 to alter consciousness, they get concerned. Loosing consciousness altogether suggests a significant insult to the…

Are you looking for the fountain of youth?

Supplement hucksters are never going to stop. But my longest-lived patients are not thriving on supplements; they’re thriving on real food.

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.

Why go against the medical grain?

Here’s the story about what led me to first to question and then to condemn the theory that cholesterol causes heart disease.

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