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We believe Americans consume unhealthy amounts of seed oils and that the American Heart Association (AHA) actively promotes them because of conflicts of interest. Healthcare professionals for the most part accept the AHA’s advice without question because they are unaware of the history of the organization’s dependence on funding from companies selling products made with seed oil. Most healthcare professionals are also unaware of the scientific fraud perpetrated by the men who originally proposed the idea that seed oils are healthy and saturated fats are unhealthy.

This regularly updated post contains information, resources, and references on seed oil toxicity. Want to go deep down the rabbit hole? This is Dr. Cate’s flagship post for you…

All PUFA Articles

The following articles are about PUFAs or include a mention of the term. PUFA is an acronym that refers to polyunsaturated fatty acids. See also: Seed Oils

Why Vegetable Oils are Toxic and Why Kobe Drinks Bone Broth

Have you heard all the rage about bone broth? From Gwyneth Paltrow to Kobe Bryant, big-time celebs are hopping on the bone broth train. Not to mention, our guest this week helped Dwight Howard conquer sugar addiction. You’re about to learn how.

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.

Fatty Liver Promotes Long Covid (New Study)

New studies show fatty liver makes COVID not just deadly but also disabling by increasing the chance you’ll develop “long covid.” You can reverse fatty liver to prevent long Covid by avoiding seed oils, cutting soda and juice, and keeping alcohol under 4 drinks per week. Of the above three factors, the mot important is…

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.

Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating

In this book, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Deep Nutrition

In this book, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Is the Coronavirus Racist?

Why do African Americans die from COVID at roughly twice the rate of whites? The mainstream media pundits won’t bring up anything immediately actionable by a single individual.

The Hateful Eight: Enemy Fats That Destroy Your Health

Eliminating the eight high-PUFA seed oils that are overabundant in the food supply is the NUMBER ONE best thing you can do to help your immune system beat coronavirus. Here’s why.

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

The Fats Making Us Sugar Addicts

If you want to get off sugar you need to know if your metabolism depends on it as a cellular fuel. Learn 11 common signs of metabolic sugar dependence, and why fixing your metabolism is the first step to controlling a sweet tooth.

Hidden Metabolic Disorders Allow COVID-19 to Kill “Healthy” People

GOOD NEWS! Physical copies of Deep Nutrition and The FATBURN Fix sold out from Amazon but ebooks and audiobooks are still available. Deep Nutrition is available from BooksAMillion.com and The FATBURN Fix is available from Barnes and Noble. Food Rules is available in all formats on Amazon. This article covers Why coronavirus is “like a flu”…

Dr. Cate Shanahan’s book: The FatBurn Fix

It’s not you that wants to overeat. It’s not you that doesn’t have the energy to exercise. It’s your metabolism. If you’ve gained and been unable to lose or lost and regained, it’s not lack of willpower. It’s lack of FATBURN.

Are Products with Soy Lecithin Safe to Eat? (Like Chocolate & Ice Cream)

Page Content: What is Lecithin and why is it in so many foods? Is soy lecithin bad (high PUFA)? What about Sunflower? Everything that applies to SOY lecithin also applies to SUNFLOWER lecithin How much soy lecithin is there in chocolate, ice cream and other products? Should I avoid chocolate or other foods that contain…

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.

Can a low-PUFA Diet Really Increase Your IQ?

Learn how your diet may be affecting your IQ. We used to think that our IQ was fixed based on our genetics. But now we know that just as our genes can change during our lives, so can our neurons.

Migraine Headache Diet Treatments that Work: Cut Your PUFA Consumption

Today’s post will review two very interesting articles using very different sounding but actually similar strategies to improve migraine pain, low-fat vegan, versus targeted omega-3/omega-6 rebalancing

Overeating is Bad for Mitochondria: Calories Count, PUFA Calories Count More

We often overlook the fact that simply overeating puts a stress on the system (and PUFA-rich seed oils are the worst). I think we should include a fourth macronutrient: time between meals. The longer you can go without a meal or a snack or a beverage other than water, the healthier your mitochondria will be.

Birth Month and Autism Risk

An astute reader of Deep Nutrition points out the connection between holiday season indulgences in high carb and vegetable oil rich foods and increased risk of autism.

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 Shows 100% Pre-Diabetes Remission With High Protein Diet

The first ever diet trial to 100% resolution of pre-diabetes with diet is neither low fat nor low carb. It’s high protein.

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

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.

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.

Paleo Diet Basics Part Two: Points of Contention

Today’s post is designed to air out some of the points of contention about Paleo, to best assure your Paleo plans result in you enjoying the success you are hoping for.

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.

Deep Nutrition Made Simple: START HERE

As a doctor, I’ve discovered that most chronic conditions occur because two thirds of our calories come either toxic seed oils or blood sugar elevating carbohydrates and sweets. These are themain ingredients in junk food. But many products containing these same unhealthy ingredients are disguised as health foods.

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 the Paleo diet, which I take as a complement given that a) adapting a Paleo…

Finally! A Shopping Guide for Healthy People

Rich Food, Poor Food, a new book by Jayson and Mira Calton, answers many of the practical shopping questions my health-conscious patients ask.

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.

For Fast, Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss, Avoid Empty Calories

The best way to lose weight is to avoid empty calories. But even nutrient-dense foods can, for some people, be converted to body fat. Dr Cate shares solutions.

What Causes Gluten Intolerance?

The cause of gluten intolerance is not gluten. It’s immune system dysfunction. Learn why your immune system starts to go off track, and what you can do to right your immune system’s wrongs.

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?

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.

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…

The Natural Way To Prevent or Reverse Cancer

We used to think a single cell of cancer was a death sentence. New research shows how a healthy immune system can eradicate cancer cells.

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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