it's okay to eat fat???

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-06-30 15:59:01 -0500
Started 2014-06-29 21:39:39 -0500

The medical community is coming full circle from the avoid saturated fats and cho;esterol mantra of just a few years ago. As diabetics (or PWD's if you prefer) most of us are concerned with heart health (or at least, we should be). I've said on many occasions here that heart health is my #1 concern.
Here is a link to just about as much as you would want to know about cholesterol
(watch the Peter Attia video on the linked page for more than you want to know).


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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-06-30 12:09:49 -0500 Report

Thanks Steve: I checked out the link. It's very informative. I think I will go back and read it a little more closer. Good article, thank you.

evaziem 2014-06-30 10:36:38 -0500 Report

Here is another excellent article on this subject that argues that after over five decades of brainwashing this population into eating more and more "nutritious" grains, we see this tsunami of obesity and diabetes 2…

All this happened because of a man named Ancel Benjamin Keys, a scientist at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Keys in 1950s who was the author of "fats and meats and bad" idea…

"Our half-century effort to cut back on the consumption of meat, eggs and whole-fat dairy has a tragic quality. More than a billion dollars have been spent trying to prove Ancel Keys's hypothesis, but evidence of its benefits has never been produced. It is time to put the saturated-fat hypothesis to bed and to move on to test other possible culprits for our nation's health woes."

evaziem 2014-06-30 10:14:00 -0500 Report

It depends what fats…

I have a great respect for Dr. Mercola and love this article:

It talks about two issues: misleading the public how much grain we should have and what to replace the "whole grains" with: FATS, good ones.

There is a list of these good fat sources:
-Olives and olive oil
-Coconuts and coconut oil
-Butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk
-Organic raw nuts, especially macadamia nuts and pecans, which are very high in fat and low in protein
-Organic pastured egg yolks and pastured meats

GabbyPA 2014-06-30 09:31:24 -0500 Report

I like this Doctor and have seen other videos done by him. He is able to see past the "typical" and look into the unconventional thinking. I have to say, that he still talks way above my pay grade. My husband is an example of how the status quo doesn't fit. He has crazy high cholesterol and triglycerides and he has a great heart and blood pressure like a 20 year old. We have adjusted it some through better diet, but its just how his body works.

jigsaw 2014-06-30 06:44:46 -0500 Report

HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and lipoproteins, all add up to an obviously very complex and interesting topic. The video was loaded with interesting information!

To my understanding, there is no question as to whether we should eat fats. The question is, what kind of fats, and how much. Certain fats are obviously crucial to good health. Certainly, cholesterol, and triglycerides play an important role. I think where it becomes a bit difficult for us laymen, is understanding what makes up the proper balance of LDL, HDL, triglycerides, lipoproteins, and how it all comes about. Simply stating that one has high HDL, or low LDL, or even a good total cholesterol number, does not necessarily mean what some of us think.

Bottom line, I'm not so sure I understand EXACTLY what you are trying to say, or what you are looking for. I don't want to respond to your post by jumping to my own conclusions. So, are you asking a specific question, or making a statement in general, or simply posting an informative video and link?

haoleboy 2014-06-30 10:55:05 -0500 Report

I have no agenda and no point really, simply informative. Heart health is my major concern and I know others here struggle with cholesterol. I found this interesting and thought others may as well.
Kinda thought that was one of the reasons for this community.


jigsaw 2014-06-30 11:29:27 -0500 Report

I agree, it was an interesting and informative article! I was simply wondering if I missed a point that you were trying to make, because of the ??? in your title, and only with good intent. I enjoyed the video!

haoleboy 2014-06-30 11:44:48 -0500 Report

I like writing catchy headlines … ;)
And I guess I do have an agenda … I really believe that everyone should be eating a healthy diet and eliminate processed carbohydrates and sugar.

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