Fats and Oils

Fats have been in the news a lot lately. I’m so happy that I no longer feel like a voice in the wilderness campaigning for a more realistic view of fats in our diet. There is enough scientific data accumulated now that the truth can no longer be denied. It will take a lot more than I can put on a page on this website to explain why we need fat, how we got so off track blaming heart disease and obesity on it and how to balance anti-inflammatory omega-3 (e.g. fish oil) and pro-inflammatory omega-6 (e.g. soy oil). That is why I wrote the booklet: Fat Free Folly which one day I plan to reissue as an e-book.. Please do not fear fats. Learn to love how the good fats carry fat soluble vitamins and flavor, satisfy our hunger and benefit our overal health.

Here are some interesting articles:

Heart Healthy Oil Claims Reconsidered

Ronald Hoffman, MD on the weak case against saturated fats.

Many uses for coconut oil.