Understand this basic concept: Some fats kill and other fats
heal. If you want to be healthy, know the difference, and choose
dietary fats accordingly.
If you manage to take away with you only one fact from this
article, please take the foundational point to the story of how
fats affect health-a single sentence that explains why FATS THAT
HEAL FATS THAT KILL is the title of my book and of this presentation.
This one sentence crystallizes the truth about fats, and begins
to clear up the confusion and misrepresentation that surrounds
this vital topic.
Two stories must be told on fats
and oils, not just one. Most
of our confusion about the effects of fats and oils on health
comes from knowing only half the story. Let me illustrate the
double story on fats and oils by giving a few examples.
Some fats promote cancer; other fats inhibit cancer. Some fats
inhibit immune function. Other fats are required for and enhance
our immune system.
Some fats make us more susceptible to a stroke or a heart attack.
Other fats protect us from heart attacks and strokes. Some fats
lead to, and others reverse atherosclerosis. Some fats increase
triglycerides (blood fats). Other fats lower blood fats. That's
right! Fats can lower blood fats.
Some fats interfere with, while others are required for insulin
Some fats interfere with, while other fats are absolutely vital
for brain development and brain function. And these fats are
extremely important for the health of women, especially during
Some fats slow you down, but other fats increase your energy
Understand also that fats don't
make you fat, and that the essential
fats, used in the right ratio to one another, can be used very
effectively for fat reduction and weight management. If you want
to die sooner, you should also know which ones to pick. We want
to treat everyone equally!
Western and affluent high fat diets contain the wrong fats for
health. They lack some of the good fats, contain too much of the
unnecessary fats, and are destructively processed, changing some
of their molecules into toxic ones. Such fats increase cardiovascular
disease, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, premenstrual
syndrome, and other degenerative diseases.
The low fat (no fat) diet that is
the rage today leads to stunted growth in children; dry skin; low energy levels; high cholesterol;
high triglycerides; compromised immune function; leaky gut and
allergies; lower testosterone production; and, as you will see
a little later, cause many other health problems.
Low fat foods taste like(fats enhance taste), and they
deprive many people of great tasting foods. Manufacturers deal
with this problem in a rather interesting way. They load low fat
foods with sugar, which your body turns into the hard (saturated)
fats they claim to be avoiding by making these low fat foods in
the first place. What a ridiculous idea! What a bad joke for health!
What we need is not a high fat,
low fat, no fat, or fake fat diet.
We need the Right Fat Diet.