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Fat Restriction is Bad

Fat Restriction is Bad

When we eat a diet that is low in fat, we are essentially depriving ourselves of nutrient-dense animal foods that are an excellent source of quality fat and protein. When animals and fish are raised under ideal and humane conditions by farmers committed to traditional methods of agriculture, the result is quality fat that does not contribute to chronic diseases.

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Good Fats, Bad Fats and the Cholesterol Myth

Good Fats, Bad Fats and the Cholesterol Myth

The theory that elevated cholesterol and excessive fat cause heart disease is being questioned by many integrative clinicians. The idea that the best diet for preventing heart disease is a low saturated fat diet, high in carbohydrates is now not universally supported by clinical trials. The concept of “bad ” and “good” cholesterol is becoming outdated.

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Government Policies are Making Us Sick

Government Policies are Making Us Sick

Around 1980 the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), U.S. Public Health Service and eventually the FDA started a government campaign to limit dietary fat and cholesterol from the typical American diet. Their mantra was to limit red meat, saturated fats, eggs, bacon, heavy cream, and animal fats in general, and to encourage people to eat vegetable oils, margarines, soy products, grains, and skim milk products that include non-fat and low-fat dairy products. They gave us the American Food Pyramid with the bottom of the pyramid loaded with grains and cereals and the top of the pyramid with minimal animal products and fats. At this time in American dietary history, genetically modified grains and the high fructose corn grains became profitable for corporate food giants.

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