Over Half of Your Diet Should Consist of Saturated Fats

by Dr. Mercola
A little over 100 years ago a German scientist wrote a letter to a company that made soap, and in so doing changed the way the world cooks its food. The soap company, Procter & Gamble, bought the scientist’s idea—and Crisco was born.

At this time in history, people used animal fats for […]

Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease: The discrepancy between the scientific literature and dietary advice

Volume 28, Issue 2 , Pages 118-123, February 2012
Given the large social impact of dietary advice, it is important that the advice have a solid scientific basis. Evidence-based dietary advice should be built on results from all studies available, according to a given methodology. Conclusions should be a valid representation […]

The Positive Effects of Low-Carbohydrate High Saturated Fat Diets on Diabetes

by Brian Shilhavy, Editor, Health Impact News
A study was published in 2011 in Current Diabetes Report by Dr. Richard Feinman of the Department of Cell Biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. The title of the study is “Fad Diets in the Treatment of Diabetes.” The abstract is here.
I went ahead and purchased the […]

The Complete Guide to Fats and Oils – What to Cook With (or not), What to Avoid and Why

by Lisa

Choosing the right fats and oils in your food preparation has a dramatic impact on your health. There is much information and misinformation on what constitutes healthy fats. This chart simplifies the best choices of fats for cooking, fats that should not be heated, and which to avoid altogether.

It took our health community […]

To Achieve Optimal Health Eat MORE Saturated Fat

Health Impact News Editor Comment: This short 9 minute video (below) by Dr. Joe Mercola on saturated fats is worth watching. The 50-70% recommendation may or may not be optimal for all people.  Just for context, if you are wondering how the U.S. government came to give bad dietary advice on fats for so […]

India Rediscovers Health Benefits of Ghee

by Niraj Patel, M.D.
Growing up, I thought that ghee was dangerous. Uncles and aunties would say, “We’re cutting back on ghee,” or, “We don’t use that stuff anymore, it’s so bad for you.” I wondered why ghee got such a bad rap, and soon I learned everyone’s doctors had been urging […]

Are Saturated Fats Artery-Clogging?

by Bob Kaplan

“If you eat too much [saturated fat], then over time fatty deposits can build up in your arteries, and this increases your risk of heart disease,” says an advertisement by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom.

Sound familiar? If it does, then you have […]

Dietary intake of saturated fat NOT associated with cardiovascular disease

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[Health Impact News] It’s amazing how analysis of scientific studies regarding saturated fats and heart disease changes when one does not start out with the presupposition that “saturated fat is evil and causes clogged arteries and heart disease,” which has been repeated so many times over the past couple of decades that it came […]

Chewing The Fat: Exposing the low-fat diet myth, by Dr. Joe

by Dr. Joe

It has become “settled science” that fat is bad for us. We hear it all the time. Yet despite the push for low fat diets and low fat foods from health authorities, the same authorities keep telling us we are losing the “war” on obesity and that rates of illnesses associated with […]

Saturated Fats are Good for You

by Dr. Mercola

Conventional medical authorities say that consumption of saturated animal fats is bad for you and causes heart disease.

But a hundred years ago, fewer than than one in one hundred Americans were obese, and coronary heart disease was unknown. The Procter and Gamble started marketing Crisco as a new kind of […]