By Janet Vargas - Natural Health Researcher
It Concerns Me When I See So Many Women Buying Lots Of Low-Fat, No-Fat Groceries For The Family (Kids And All) Setting Themselves And Their Kids Up For Being Cranky Because Healthy Fats Help To Cushion Our Nervous System. Our Brain And Heart Also Require Their Share - This Is Vital INFO You Are About To Read!
I intend to put a few very important things STRAIGHT on this page concerning the popular Low Fat Diet and the Cholesterol Scare Campaign and show you that the concerns raised about Fat-Intake are NOT VALID. There will be some cutting-edge knowledge Revealed by True Experts and an appeal to common sense. We need to know the REAL FACTS!
Low Fat Lies!
The Low-Fat Craze that commenced in the 90's has taken so many by storm and convinced most of the Medical Profession and Governments through Misinformation that "Fat is bad for You"..... "Watch your Weight"....."Watch your Cholesterol". And people are convinced this is true to the point of even changing the family meals to accommodate these concerns and leaving HEALTHY FATS out of their children's diets - that presents an imbalance to necessary NUTRITION.
AS ONE EXCELLENT NUTRITIONIST SAYS: WE NEED TO SEPARATE FAT FROM FICTION. THIS IS TRUE, AND I WILL EXPLAIN.
The original concerns about Fats actually commenced with the Industry of the well known Polyunsaturates (the manufacturers of margarines and cheap nasty Vege-Oils) with the argument that they're so-called good for you....nothing could be further than the truth! You will discover WHY.
Firstly, I will describe the toxic nature of these 'healthy products' that these manufacturers have foisted on the public to their own gain - NOT YOURS! Did you know that in order to extract the most oil from Sunflowers, Safflowers and Corn_ they heat the oil at extremely high temperatures - that render any nutritional value in them VOID? The oil actually turns black in the process.....they then bleach it and color it to make it appealing to the eye.
Confirmation - Alert!!!
Friends, I actually met someone a week before reactivating my health Web-Site in 2010 who told me he used to be a transit worker for one of the leading 'reputable' Margarine Manufacturers here in Australia. He pointed to a Charcoal color in the pattern in the carpet where we were sitting and said he would not ever eat margarine......he reported personally to me that a staggering amount of Orange Coloring 2200 Gallons is added to each batch they make in order to disguise the color he reported and to make their product look "pleasing to your eyes". I was just having a pleasant conversation with him when I heard this but it certainly motivated me to get that Web-Site up and running (I had so much work to do with it).
Findings about margarine include the fact that many contain a food colorings, one in particular is known as Yellow 6 which is derived from petroleum. This coloring has been linked to ADHD, food allergies (aspirin allergies), and cancer.
Yellow 6 is banned in several European countries and is being phased out of the UK.
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THE FACTUAL AND DELIGHTFUL ARTICLE ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE LINK. IT WILL SHOW YOU THE FOOLISHNESS OF REPLACING BUTTER WITH MARGARINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 6, 2013 - We have been conned into believing that margarine was better for us ...In fact (margarine is actually more damaging to your health than butter.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF POLYUNSATURATE VEGE OILS CLASHES WITH THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE IN YOUR BODY! AND THEY HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO CAUSE THE WEIGHT GAIN THEY CLAIM TO SAVE YOU FROM_ WHAT ABSOLUTE NONSENSE!!!
These unscrupulous manufacturers - not saviors - were actually the ones who outlawed the highly beneficial merits of Coconut Oil the Healthy People live on in other countries where Cholesterol and Weight-Gain are 'not a concern' I'm speaking in reference to Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil, not the cheap nasty type that is sold in certain cheap shopping venues. Coconut Oil does contain saturated-fat but it is a totally different kind than what is usually referred to......it's structure is what you call Medium-Chain not Long-Chain. So the so-called information given is totally invalid!
THESE POLY-MANUFACTURERS HAVE ACTUALLY SUCCEEDED IN DIRECTING US AWAY FROM AN OIL THAT WOULD GREATLY BENEFIT OUR HEALTH AS THEY HAVE ALSO WITH OTHER BENEFICIAL OILS KNOWN AS HEALTHY FATS LIKE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND MACADAMIA OIL AND CERTAIN NUTS (RAW) LIKE ALMONDS, WALNUTS, PECANS AND HAZELNUTS.
It should be of interest for you to know that in our body, there is a Chemistry of Fats that is designed for BALANCE that requires a certain amount of a Variety of Fats in a certain RATIO. Nature being our one true infallible source of Truth and Wisdom in these matters tells us that we need to have foods that contain Omega 3 (found in Flaxseed, Salmon and other fish that are rich in oil content....and Omega 9 that is found in Olive Oil, Macadamia Oil...... Note: Canola is a very poor choice for Omega 3 & 9 as it is heavily sprayed and undergoes the same toxic process as other cheap Vege-Oils mentioned above.
Also, we need some Saturated-Fat (of a healthy nature) as well as Healthy Polyunsaturates. Saturates as found in Eggs (free-range) and Dairy (with discretion) Nuts and Coconut Oil......not damaged oils with the likes of cheap Vege Oils and Margarines found in Delis and Supermarkets - not if I can help you. Those products ALL contain what's referred to as TRANS-FATS (damaged and toxic). WE HAVE BEEN SOLD ON MARKETING PLOYS!
Importance of Foods we Buy
Please watch out for these oils in your favorite Peanut Butter (Paste) not to mention the added commercial salt and sugar_ these products are highly compromised....true Peanut Butter does not require the addition of any one of these_ the peanuts are solely crushed into a paste that is in fact more palatable, definitely to your body! Be a food inspector when reading the labels of other groceries you buy_ watch for the additions of these UNHEALTHY OILS....the Market is INUNDATED with them!
Dr. Theresa Ramsey | Health Benefits of Olive Oil
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Toxins in Foods are a major cause of Weight-Gain, Obesity AND Cholesterol it has been proven, rather than the Good Healthy Fats we should be ingesting....they are actually "on your side" in your quest for Health. More Info about them shortly that will amaze some of you!
I so often find my work intriguing with the discoveries I make. And it's all getting back to the fundamental principles that are found in our grand-parents diets (great grand-parents for some) that WE ALL NEED EXPLANATIONS FOR THESE DAYS! THEY TRUSTED MORE ON THEIR INSTINCTS AND COMMONSENSE..... The greed and arguments of manufacturers weren't after their intellect and reasoning like they are after ours in this present day...hey? Our grandparents trusted in a SIMPLE DIET far more BALANCED than ours. But it is interesting sometimes to discover the whys and wherefores and you are reading this page to find out some of them. You are to be "commended".
Of Great Concern - The No-Fat Diets
Did you know that Healthy Fats are needed by your body to carry out certain tasks just the same as Enzymes and Amino-Acids are?
From day to day we see so many listless people around lacking vital energy...and...cranky kids when shopping. One of the reasons is INADEQUATE SLEEP needed to nourish our minds and bodies.....the other is the unsuspected NO FAT DIETS often in attempts for Weight-Loss and 'Better Cholesterol'. The school of Nutrition and Naturopathy etc tell us that some intake of fats are essential to our health and when the GPs (general practitioners) test you for cholesterol, the results are comprised of 3 readings_ Triglyerides (__) HDL (__) and LDL (__).........the HDL stands for Good Cholesterol and the LDL for Bad Cholesterol.....and the GP decides that if your LDL level is not too high and your HDL level is 'reasonable' then there is no cause for concern. It basically ends there with most GPs and they will tell you to "watch those fats" thinking that they are doing you a good service.
It is actually good to have some healthy foods that promote Good Cholesterol (HDL) over Bad Cholesterol (LDL). How can this take place if we are refraining from any kinds of Fats at all?
What most GPs are not aware of (because they get most of their education from Medical Drug Companies) is that a certain amount of Fat-Intake is needed to provide or improve Good Cholesterol to CUSHION OUR NERVE CELLS and various tasks. They give good advice to exercise more if your Cholesterol (LDL) is too high....and that is quite true_ we would do better to follow that advice than the Low-Fat or No-Fat advice. And in most instances it is strongly advisable to take appropriate dietary measures and Supplements in preference to Statin Drugs that are really quite hazardous to your health - it has been proven time and time again. Some GPs (General Practitioners) avoid prescribing them the best they can for this reason. Consider carefully.
Better Way to Go!
It is far safer to include Oats and Oat-Bran (gluten free if you have gluten sensitivity) into your diet.....Extra Virgin Olive Oil....Omega 3 (fish oil) capsules OR Flaxseed Oil (keep fresh)....... Odorless Garlic Capsules...... Olive Oil and Garlic contain naturally occurring anti-oxidants whereas Statin Drugs are known to block Co Enzyme Q10 that is Vital for your Cardio-Health (heart) and also interact with B Vitamins that are an integral part of Cardio-Health. It is being discovered that these Vitamins along with Omega 3 and Co Enzyme Q10 help to prevent Heart Disease and Strokes.
Tip: It has come out that Vitamin C (with Flavonoids) benefit Cardio-Health. Do not rely on Citrus Juice unless it is "freshly squeezed" the fresh Fruit is better for you most times, including the white (under the peel) for the Flavonoid Content.
I HAVE AN IMPORTANT QUESTION TO ASK YOU. HOW CAN YOU TAKE OFF WEIGHT WITHOUT ANY 'FAT FIGHTING FATS' OR LIPASE THAT IS A 'FAT SPLITTING ENZYME' PRODUCED BY EXERCISE OR FREQUENT MOVEMENT? WE'RE SUPER CAREFUL AND FAR TOO SEDENTARY (work-wise or lifestyle).
LET'S GET THESE TWO PRINCIPLES WORKING FOR US!
New Light on Cholesterol and Heart
Recently, I discovered that Cholesterol is not really the culprit of so many heart attacks and disease from a well respected pioneer in the Medical Profession that almost cost him his career when he first came out with his findings_ his peers ridiculed him for his work but later (more recently) have come to respect him a great deal. It has been my absolute privilege in my work in recent years to discover the writings of PIONEERS IN THE MEDICAL AND NATURAL HEALTH PROFESSION WHO PRESENT TRULY ASTONISHING DISCOVERIES AND SOLUTIONS.
Read this Site carefully if you have a health concern and are in need of answers.
More than 30 years ago, a young Harvard pathologist by the name of Kilmore S McCully offered the medical community a theory for the cause of one of today's biggest killers-- heart disease. It is called the Homocysteine Theory and is the medical breakthrough that inspired Dr Andrew Weil (well known Health Advocate on the Net with Sound Medical Advice) to label Dr. McCully as a visionary medical pioneer well ahead of his time. Homocysteine, a byproduct of metabolism, has been discovered to be a better risk indicator of heart disease than high cholesterol. A simple B6 vitamin and Folate (balanced with other B Complex) play a major role in controlling homocysteine levels. This proven theory will change the way the Medical Establishment views and treats heart disease.
Today, part of the medical community is beginning to accept Dr. McCully's findings.... transforming his story from medical heresy to legitimate medicine. He challenges the long-held assumptions that lowering cholesterol is the key to preventing heart disease…. explains how eating vitamin B-rich food can control homocysteine levels….and reveals how food processing and additives compromise our health. He also exposes the politics within the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry….... and explains how costly cholesterol-lowering medicines can actually harm our health. In the 1970s, when his work commenced, pharmaceutical houses were making huge profits on cholesterol-lowering drugs and still are! You may want to read the Alarming Medications page.
In this Age of Information we must be careful of two things__ Misinformation and Over-Correction where some professionals fail to Balance their Information with necessary knowledge and wisdom for Overall Health.
His Books_ The Homocysteine Revolution: Medicine for the New Millennium.... and........The Heart Revolution: The Vitamin B Breakthrough that Lowers Homocysteine, cuts your Risk of Heart Disease, and Protects your Health....are available Online through Amazon and ABE Books. They are well worth reading!
For more information re Heart and Cholesterol go to What about Cholesterol? page.
Arch-Enemy: Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. This commercial oil contains trans-fatty acids that lowers the ‘good’ cholesterol and raises the ‘bad’ ones.
Low-Fat Draw-Backs - Do any of these Describe You?
Vital Info: Low-Fat Diets hinder the absorption of Vitamins A, D, E & K that are indispensable to our Health and Well-Being (your body needs fat to utilize them); leaves you vulnerable to Lack of Energy & Fatigue; Depression; Irritabilty; Nerves on Edge; Anxious Moments and/or Anxiety Issues; Escalates Stress Levels; Effects your Emotional Judgements....and the very thing (often) you set out to amend_ High Cholesterol, because when your diet is Low in Fat your GOOD CHOLESTEROL goes down giving you a higher ratio of LDL (bad cholesterol). Know this, that Good Cholesterol is actually GOOD FOR YOUR HEART.....that's why so many people make little or no progress on Statins or Low Fat Diets. It leaves you with an imbalance of Nutrients (high in Carb-Intake most times) leading to Overeating that shortchanges your dieting efforts. Weight Watches out there, and anyone who aspires to take off weight, Healthy Fats give you a sense of Satiety in contrast to Refined or Excessive Carbs (carbohydrates). Don't forget your Proteins_ while some people tend to overindulge, so many of us tend to have too little in our diet.
SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOW-COPING ABILITY BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE SLEEP AND LOW-FAT DIETS WITH INADEQUATE PROTEIN AND EXCESSIVE CARBOHYDRATES. MODERATE EXERCISE & FRESH AIR WILL HELP. IT IS NOT ALWAYS STRESS THAT AILS YOU.....BUT THESE IMPOVERISHED DIETS AND LIFESTYLE ARE GREAT CONTRIBUTORS!
FINALLY, LOW FAT IS OUT – HEALTHY FATS ARE IN!
After seven decades of bad nutritional advice, let a new era of balanced and healthy eating begin.
The year 2021 may someday be found on a historical timeline of dietary fads as the year Low-Fat finally died.
“Eat Fat to Get Slim.”
The actual day may have been when a carefully constructed comment, almost an aside in the 2015 USDA nutrition guidelines, removed the upper limit on dietary fat with the claim, “Reducing total fat (which really means replacing total fat with overall carbohydrates) does not lower cardiovascular disease risk,” adding that people should be “optimizing types of dietary fat and not reducing total fat.”
Natural fat newbies should be reminded that, scientifically, the essentiality of fat was discovered in 1929. (Nobody agrees on the exact birth date of Low-Fat, but it possibly had its beginnings in The Rice Diet founded in 1939 by Dr. Walter Kempner).
Low-Fat is dead. While we won’t mourn its passing, we can only hope it is replaced by a sound and balanced style of eating that includes nourishing and metabolism-boosting dietary fats, unrefined natural carbohydrates, and healthy protein choices. Perhaps some day this will be on a timeline marking a new era of healthy eating. (Dr Phil Maffetone)
Eat healthy Fats for stamina, strength, & vitality. Healthy fats play a major role in helping you manage your moods, help with mental stamina, fight fatigue and even control your weight. Learning to make healthy choices and replace the bad fats with good ones that promote health and well-being.
Good fats, such as omega-3, are essential to physical and emotional health and should be eaten daily. Monounsaturated fats and some saturated fats are known as "good fats" because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and overall health.
The medical profession is actually a sickness industry whereas Naturopaths and Herbalists and Functional Food Experts work at prevention and getting you well. Tell me if that is not so? Do you see many of their patients recovering, or do you see their "waiting rooms" full with lots of the same people all the time? I do get tired of their scare campaigns, distorting truths and spinning yarns. In my opinion and other Researchers, just plain profitable fear mongering and the general public has been duped.
Disclaimer: My work as a Researcher is not to diagnose or recommend treatments. You can seek the help of a true health professional if there is some element of doubt. I encourage you to choose a Natural Practitioner over Medical.