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 […]

The Truth About Saturated Fats, from a Cardiologist

Dr. Miller is professor of surgery, cardiothoracic division, Univ. Washington, and writes frequently for See his article, based on this presentation, here: Enjoy Saturated Fats, They’re Good for You!

Why You Should Feed Your Kids Chocolate for Breakfast

by Nadia Arumugam
It’s not often that we discover a food we think of as decadent and indulgent, is actually good for us. This has probably happened less times than I’ve eaten all the spinach set in front me (clue: less than 5, more than 1). Two such examples that spring to mind are […]

Enjoy Saturated Fats, They’re Good for You!

Donald Miller is a cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is a member of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. In this presentation, he completely destroys the lipid theory of heart disease, proving conclusively that saturated fats are indeed healthy for us.