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FatBurning Man Interviews Dr Cate

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 broth train. Not to mention, our guest this week helped Dwight Howard conquer sugar addiction. You’re about to learn how.

Coming up on the show, you’ll learn:

Why vegetable oil is a silent killer
How kicking sugar addiction changed Dwight Howard’s life
Why Kobe Bryant drinks bone broth
And much more…


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Kobe Bryant

It helped. I feel great.

"It’s helped. I feel great."

Kobe Bryant
NBA baskeball player
megyn kelly

This has been life changing

"Let me tell you this has been life-changing. I have all of her books, in audible and ebooks! I have gotten rid of all the hateful 8 oils. I have trained my body to eat its own previously toxic body fat. Download that pod it's a game changer!"

Megyn Kelly
Jesse Watters

Life changing

Deep Nutrition changed my life.

Jesse Watters
Fox News Primetime host

Saved my life

I would like to thank you for literally saving my life. Back in February, I had to be hospitalized while on vacation in Phoenix with an A1C of 11% and had to start taking 2 types of insulin and 2 other meds. I read the Fatburn Fix in April, and followed the program to a tee, and I’m down by 15 pounds, 6.8 A1C, and only one once weekly diabetes medicine. Prior to reading the book, it was almost impossible for me to lose weight as a diabetic. 

Leontyne Tompkins

I feel free

For the last month, I have really been reading all labels on everything. I have completely remove those 8 oils you talk about. I must tell you, I feel great! I have more energy and I am now 197 lbs (have always been around 205 to 210lbs). I eat potatoes with real butter, grass fed steak, pasta with the right toppings. I eat everything! I seem to crave less sugar. I love it! 

Robert Kirkendall

I feel so much better

I had terrible aches and pains everywhere in my body, my hands, shoulders and knees. I feel so much better and the way I feel is motivating me every day! Thank you

Mike Deb Wootan Burcin

Better than ever

I am an anesthesiologist in Orlando and a huge fan of both of your books! I have been incorporating your principles for the last 10 months and feel that my health is better than ever.

Marnie Robinson, MD

My allergies disappeared

The biggest difference for me (and a surprising one) is that my allergies have almost completely disappeared! This is a big deal for me, because I’ve had allergies most of my life and they have often affected what I do which is a teaching music in [a public school district].  In general, I feel much better and have more consistent energy throughout the day.

Erica Turrell

Heart Palpitations have Stopped

I’ve lost 20+ pounds (also fasting 16-24 hours daily) and haven’t had palpitations except for one occasion — I had a mini bag of Fritos for the first time in July. And, I feel better now on a daily basis than I ever did all through college.

Mike Wright
Deep Nutrition and Fatburn Fix reader
Mitzi Wilkinson Champion

I’ve lost over 50 pounds

I’ve lost over 50 pounds. I’m 56 years old. Cutting processed food and unhealthy fats from my diet was one of the first things I did on my health recovery journey...I went cold turkey off the bad oils. Emptied my pantry into the trash and just started eating real food

Mitzi Wilkinson Champion

Knowledge I didn’t know I needed

Your Fatburn Fix book is amazing, my friend. Thank you! I’m an Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and I know my stuff. This is the extra layer of knowledge I didn’t know I needed. Well done!

Jennifer Dillman
Fatburn Fix reader

Lost a solid 20 lbs and my bloodwork is great

I have lost a solid 20 lbs and my bloodwork (after 3 months of eating your way) was even better! I was metabolically healthy (per your book) before I read your book, but barely. Lowering my weight, sealed the deal! I have been talking about you and your book to anyone who will listen...Thank you for all you’ve done and what you continue to do! You are changing lives for the better!

Missy Cramer
FatBurn Fix reader

Lost 20 lbs I could never shed

I love your Fatburn Fix!  Has helped me so so much!  I have had the dreaded weight all my life - 20 or so pounds I could never shed.  I have lost that now. I only eat 2 meals a day lunch and dinner with a glass of milk or cappuccino around 4 to hold me over. No snacking and not bad oils.  It has been the key to unlocking my fatburn.  I work out in the am and believe I am burning fat for energy not from food!

Lauren Smith

I feel great

My waist is four inches smaller. I feel great and many of the minor aches and pains that I had (knees and lower back) are gone. Also, my muscle tone is amazing, even though I have not increased my workout routine.

Richard Janelle
Completed Dr Cate's online course
Kent Matthes

The go-to for strength and conditioning coaches

Whenever I advise my clients about eating to perform I go straight to what I have learned from Dr. Cate. Her book Deep Nutrition has become the go-to for strength and conditioning coaches across the country.

Kent Matthes
Major League Baseball Agent with WME Sports
Ken D Berry

Dismantles the lie

Dr. Cate dismantles the lie that seed oils are healthy, which may the biggest lie about nutrition and health because it’s so insidious.  

Ken D Berry, MD
Author of Lies My Doctor Told Me
Dr. Drew Pinsky

She knows the chemistry

Dr. Cate alerts us to the harms of seed oils and she’s convincing because she knows the chemistry better than anyone.

Dr. Drew Pinskey, MD
Globally recognized internal medicine and addiction medicine specialist, media personality, LoveLine Host, and New York Times bestselling author
Kelly Starrett

No one is better at communicating nutritional truth

Dr. Cate has had the single greatest impact on how we talk to people about fueling for both performance or durability. While we all are a little unique, the foundational principles of human nutrition are immutable. If you are looking to create a more durable, resilient body, no one is better at communicating nutritional truth than Dr. Cate.

Dr. Kelly Starrett
Physiotherapist coach and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author
Brian Lenkzes

Highly recommend The Fatburn Fix

Dr. Shanahan has had a significant impact on my practice of medicine. I am known as a Low Carb Doctor, but I never really appreciated the negative effects of processed seed oils on the health of my patients. I highly recommend The Fatburn Fix to my patients and have a loaner copy in my waiting room. It is amazing how quickly blood sugars and overall health improves with cutting seed oils. It is not just about the carbs!

Dr. Brian Lenkzes, MD
CEO of LowCarbMD San Diego, co-host of Low Carb MD Podcast and host of Life's Best Medicine Podcast
Chris Kaman

Respected in the sports world

Dr. Cate reordered my diet when I was with the L.A. Lakers, and the benefits, for me personally, were felt immediately and have served me to this day. I’ve come to take real food so seriously I started a small family farm. I know of no M.D./nutritionist more respected in the sports world than Dr. Cate Shanahan.

Chris Kaman
NBA Player
Mark Sisson

Brought seed oil issue front and center

Cate brought the seed oil issue front and center. Healthy fats matter. So much so that I created an entire product line to swap out bad fats with good.

Mark Sisson
Founding Father of the Primal/Paleo Movement
Dallas Hartwig

Optimal health starts with food

If you want to understand how optimal health starts with food, start with Dr. Cate. Her book Deep Nutrition leaves you with an appreciation of the profound relationship between our genes and the planet, inspiring us to be good shepherds of both.

Dallas Hartwig
Attribution author of The Whole 30
Dwight Howard

Helped me with endurance

Deep Nutrition really helped me with endurance. I started to feel better as a player. I was able to run more, I was able to be more active …and I just decided to keep going with it to this day.

Dwight Howard
NBA Player
Paul Grewal

Silver bullet for me

Dr Cate’s teachings helped me lose 60 pounds like it was nothing. It was like a silver bullet for me.

Paul Grewal, MD 
Dr Grewal Internal Medicine, MD, author of Genius Foods
Joesph Mercola

Radically improve your health…

Dr. Shanahan has provided a solid reference that deserves a place in the library of anyone who is seriously interested in nutrition. Her perspective on the vital role that healthy fat has in our diet is novel and, if implemented, can radically improve your health.

Dr. Joseph Mercola
Author of Fat for Fuel and Founder of
Dave Aspery

Pull up a chair…

I have based my work on the idea that getting the right kinds of healthy fats into your body and avoiding the worst fats is essential to optimal health. I've interviewed dozens of the world's top experts about this, and I know of no one who speaks more eloquently on this topic than Dr Cate. If she’s talking fats, pull up a chair. Take notes.

Dave Asprey
Author of the Bulletproof Diet

The key to unlocking my fatburn

I love your Fatburn Fix!  Has helped me so so much!  I have had the dreaded weight all my life - 20 or so pounds I could never shed.  I have lost that now. I only eat 2 meals a day lunch and dinner with a glass of milk or cappuccino around 4 to hold me over. No snacking and not bad oils.  It has been the key to unlocking my fatburn.  

Lauren Smith

Saved my life

I would like to thank you for literally saving my life. Back in February, I had to be hospitalized while on vacation in Phoenix with an A1C of 11% and had to start taking 2 types of insulin and 2 other meds. I read the Fatburn Fix in April, and followed the program to a tee, and I’m down by 15 pounds, 6.8 A1C, and only one once weekly diabetes medicine. 

Leontyne Tompkins

> Tears of joy

 I'm crying tears of joy and appreciation for all you've done for me and my health! Without Deep Nutrition and Fatburn Fix, I would literally still be in the vicious cycle I'd been fighting all my life! In a nutshell - I am no longer a compulsive overeating addict suffering under the crushing 'thumb' of all food and alcohol.     

Penni Wicks


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  1. I have to say the website needs some help. I am just trying to read the article about oils being toxic and somehow I got information about Kobe drinking bone broth. I’m hoping someone wants honest feedback.

  2. Unsaturated fats ARE healthy. The SOURCE of vegetable oils are not unhealthy. The problem with vegetable oils is the PROCESS THEY GO THROUGH to become vegetable oil. It’s the end result that is unhealthy. Not the source. Any unsaturated fat that is in its natural state is great for your body and brain. But not once it has been heated, hydrogenated and God knows what else.

  3. what about this evidence in favor of PUFA oils?

    quotes from above:
    ” n-6 PUFAs, characterized by the presence of at least two double bonds with
    the first double bond at the sixth carbon from the methyl terminus, are
    the main PUFAs found in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. The major
    dietary n-6 PUFAs include linoleic acid
    (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA): Whereas LA is the predominant dietary
    PUFA, AA has a very low consumption level. Controlled feeding studies
    have consistently shown that replacing either SFA or carbohydrate with
    LA reduces LDL cholesterol and TC to HDL ratio (73, 93). However, some
    investigators have long advocated that excessive LA intake is a culprit
    of risk of inflammatory disease like CHD, citing several earlier
    experimental observations that AA, an LA metabolite, could be converted
    to proinflammatory eicosanoids (8, 118, 119). However, more recent
    evidence has refuted this oversimplified assertion that ignores the
    complexity of the entire metabolome of AA. Among a variety of AA
    metabolites, some are proinflammatory, but others are anti-inflammatory
    (18, 49, 51). For example, LA can be directly converted to certain
    cardio-protective derivatives, such as nitrated LA (LNO2) (18), and some
    AA metabolites may play a role in the resolution of inflammation
    (Figure 4) (49, 51). There is no clinical evidence that increasing
    intake of n-6 PUFA leads to increased proinflammatory cytokines in
    humans (49). Higher intake of n-6 PUFA was not associated with
    inflammatory biomarkers such as C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and
    soluble TNF receptors 1 and 2 in our previous study (116), whereas
    plasma n-6 PUFA concentration was inversely associated with the level of
    proinflammatory interleukin-1Ra and positively associated with the
    level of anti-inflammatory transforming growth factor-? (31).

    Several RCTs have evaluated the effects of high-PUFA and low-SFA diets on CHD
    events (10, 19, 34, 56, 80, 95–97, 119, 120, 123, 144). Because n-6
    PUFA, especially LA, is the predominant PUFA in a habitual diet, these
    RCTs provided direct evidence of the
    effects on the risk of CHD of replacing SFA with n-6 PUFAs. However, it
    is challenging to interpret the findings from these RCTs because most
    studies were limited by multiple methodological issues, such as a short
    study duration (123), high attrition rate (34, 120), problems in CHD
    case adjudication (56), low or insufficiently evaluated participant
    compliance (10, 56), and the intervention diet confounded by trans fatty
    acid (TFA) (119). Two earlier RCTs in institutionalized populations
    (19, 95, 96, 135) are among several high-quality RCTs with fewer
    aforementioned limitations. The Wadsworth Hospital and Veterans
    Administration Center Study conducted by Dayton et al. is a
    double-blinded well-controlled trial among 846 male veterans, 26% of
    whom had history of cardiovascular event (19). The intervention diet
    used PUFA-rich oils, including corn, soybean, safflower, and cottonseed
    oils, to replace SFA. As a result, LA accounted for 38% and 10% of total
    fatty acids in the intervention and control diets, respectively. During
    an average follow-up of 8 years, the RR for the primary outcome, sudden
    death or ischemic heart disease, comparing intervention versus control
    diets was 0.74 (95% CI, 0.53–1.03). In addition, the intervention diet
    reduced the incidence of stroke by 41% (RR = 0.59; 95% CI, 0.30–1.15)
    and total CVD by 32% (RR = 0.68; 95% CI, 0.52–0.91).

    The Finnish Mental Hospital Study was an RCT that included both primary and
    secondary prevention designs (95, 96, 135). It tested the effect of n-6
    PUFA from soybean oil versus SFA, mainly from dairy, in 1,222 patients
    at psychiatric hospitals with an average
    follow-up of 6 years. A unique feature of this study was that the
    compliance of intervention was confirmed by a large increase in LA
    concentration in adipose tissue. As a result, the high-PUFA intervention
    diet, compared with the high-SFA control diet, reduced CHD outcome by
    41% (RR = 0.59; 95% CI, 0.47–0.74). Besides these two early RCTs, other
    appropriately designed RCTs, such as the Oslo Diet-Heart Study (80) and
    British Medical Research Council Study (97), also consistently observed
    that increased PUFA consumption, as a replacement for SFA, protected
    against CHD. In a meta-analysis summarizing evidence from eight RCTs,
    each 5% increase in energy from PUFA, predominantly n-6 PUFA, in place
    of SFA led to a 10% reduction in CHD risk (RR = 0.90; 95% CI, 0.83–0.97)

  4. If anyone here is wondering why your not getting much traffic or why no one is commenting on anything, well ask yourself this one question (please use “John Oliver” sarcastic voice)… What idiot designed this website?

    Oh goody, the top HALF of my browser window is taken up by the fracken menu and logo, otherwise I’d be able to see the actual content here…. Oh, the logo also points back to the home page, isn’t that nice. Guess that has to take up a whole 1/4th of the page so people can be able to do that….

    I’m not kidding, here’s a dammed screen shot…

    If you HAVE TO HAVE a persistent menu & logo, then put it on the left hand side of the page and be done with it. That way your text and other media can format correctly and then be seen properly, abet a little smaller width wise. Oh, and force it to only take up 1/4 of the page at most. Anymore and people quietly start to leave.

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