Linoleic Acid: A Toxin Lurking in You

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Joseph Mercola Fats are the primary building block of your cell membranes. This is one of the reasons why eating the right types of fat is so important for your health and longevity While most nutritional experts blame the epidemic of chronic disease on the increase in sugar consumption, the role of sugar is relatively […]

The War Against an Underrated Yet Essential Food in Our Diet

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Marina Zhang Nutrition is a field of contradictions and changing fads. In recent decades, most schools and teachers encourage a diet high in grains and vegetables, moderate protein, and low fats and oils. Over the years, paleo, keto, vegan, and various diets that contradict each other have come and gone. However, amidst it all, is […]

Modern Baby Books: Full of Bad Advice

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Lisa Bianco-Davis When Weston Price studied healthy traditional societies, he found that they placed a strong emphasis on the nutrition of couples prior to pregnancy and of women during pregnancy and lactation. The foods these societies considered absolutely essential for producing healthy children were seafood ( sh and shell fish, fish organs, fish liver oils […]

Know Your Fats Introduction

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Weston A. Price Foundation Saturated fats, such as butter, meat fats, coconut oil and palm oil, tend to be solid at room temperature. According to conventional nutritional dogma, these traditional fats are to blame for most of our modern diseases–heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, malfunction of cell membranes and even nervous disorders like multiple sclerosis. […]

The Importance of Saturated Fats for Biological Functions

Mary Enig Many people recognize that saturated fats are needed for energy, hormone production, cellular membranes and for organ padding. You may be surprised to learn that certain saturated fatty acids are also needed for important signaling and stabilization processes in the body. Signaling processes work in the cells at the level of the membrane […]

Dietary Fats and Health: Dietary Recommendations in the Context of Scientific Evidence

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Glen D. Lawrence Although early studies showed that saturated fat diets with very low levels of PUFAs increase serum cholesterol, whereas other studies showed high serum cholesterol increased the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), the evidence of dietary saturated fats increasing CAD or causing premature death was weak. Over the years, data revealed that […]