I am not a doctor. The benefits of fat and cholesterol information listed below is for information purposes only. It is not intended for medical use. It's based on medical texts and journals, and is presented as an opinion. This is in no way, shape or form intended to replace the valuable medical advice you would receive from your doctor.
There are some fascinating new findings about the benefits of fat. Contemporary science now shows that fat has the ability to cause weight loss, prevents brain abnormalities and improves cognitive function in older adults.
Dr. Atkins debunked the low fat diet myth more than 30 years ago, and he was laughed at and ridiculed. They're not laughing anymore. One of the most confusing and paradoxical benefits of fat is weight loss. It is now known that our bodies are designed to handle large volumes of fat, including saturated fat.
Our bodies have evolved for over 2.6 million years to eat saturated fat, without heart disease and without obesity.
The saturated fat and cholesterol myth is incredibly pervasive. The information below is going to turn everything you've learned about fat and cholesterol inside out.
Please keep an open mind, and be sure to watch the informational videos provided below. They will give you an entirely new perspective on the powerful role that saturated fat and cholesterol play in our diets.
Modern nutritional scientists now teach that the low fat diet method is based on obsolete, antiquated science. Scientists
have now discovered that the benefits of fat include the prevention of
Alzheimer's Disease, heart disease, Parkinson's Disease, migraines, and autism.
Modern Nutritionists Now Understand That:
Coconut oil provides many natural benefits of fat.
Current science is now painting a completely different picture of the extraordinary benefits of fat, including saturated fat.
There are Three Types of Fat:
In 1913, Russian pathologist Nikolaj Anitschkow did saturated fat studies on rabbits. Anitschkow proved that saturated fat created atherosclerosis as a result of feeding them massive amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat.
Rabbits are herbivores (plant eaters) and are not adapted to process saturated fat. Humans are omnivores, which means we eat both plant and animal sources of food. This rabbit study is faulty because you cannot compare an omnivore with an herbivore.
This study, along with many other studies conducted on herbivores caused researchers to believe that the same thing applied to humans. Later, when the same studies were conducted on dogs, who are carnivores, there were no problems with atherosclerosis or cholesterol. By then, it was too late. The idea of cholesterol and saturated fat being the cause of heart disease had already taken hold.
Click here for more on the rabbit study and the history of saturated fat.
Doctors Have Gotten it Wrong Before
This is a commercial of doctors teaching the public to
Like the cigarette commercial, the low fat diet myth is wide-spread within the medical community. It has spread like wildfire across the country. We've come a long way, but we need to come
The latest current medical literature makes it very clear that fat is not only permitted, it is an absolutely essential part of your diet. High glycemic carbohydrates, on the other hand, are not.
In 2010, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study that surmised that saturated fat has no correlation whatsoever to heart disease. In controlled studies, it was concluded that people who ate saturated fat had a 19% lower risk for heart disease.
Watch Informative Saturated Fat & Cholesterol Video
For Our Hair Loss Diet Visitors:
The hair loss diet is not a
low fat diet. Your hair is synthesized
from hormones that are made from fat!
"Your body is a well-oiled machine"
Dr. Nicholas Perricone
Butter Consumption Has Dropped Over
the Last 40 Years
The USDA Pyramid is Upside Down!
This USDA food pyramid below is upside down. The pyramid states we should use oils sparingly. It mentions nothing about the health benefits of fat. It says that we should be eating six to eleven servings of grains per day. 11 servings is a massive amount of grains. Wheat causes auto immune disorders. The government is at least 50 years behind the current science.
Fact: 75 percent of all heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels.
I remember in the 1970s, doctors taught us to be afraid of the cholesterol in eggs. But think about this for a second: In the wild,
animals target eggs because they are so rich in nutrients. Animals operate
out of instinct and know what to eat and what not to eat.
Please read our egg page to learn more about the nutrition, health benefits and history of eggs.
Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell in the body, particularly the brain. The brain uses cholesterol and fatty acids to function. By using statins to lower cholesterol, the brain is unable to create new synapses. This phenomenon has been linked to neurological disorders of the brain.
Dr. David Perlmutter's Grain Brain teaches us that cholesterol-lowering drugs contribute to dementia, mental confusion, memory loss, and other neurological disorders.
Click here to read a fascinating article about how statins and a low fat diet cause Alzheimer's Disease.
The sales of statins have reached over $30 billion per year. It would seem to me that massive profits play a role in keeping the cholesterol myth alive.
Note: Dr. Permutter states that LDL is not the problem, it's the oxidation of LDL that's dangerous.
We know that saturated fat increases cholesterol levels in the body. Listed below are some of the many health benefits of cholesterol. As you can see by the comprehensive list, there are many life saving functions performed by cholesterol.
Please note: For our hair loss diet participants, we do not restrict the use of fat. Please remember moderation in all things. Always check with your doctor first before adjusting your diet.