Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Around 2009, I could only watch the first 45 minutes of the movie Oiling of America, by Dr. Mary Enig, presented by Sally Fallon- Morell, because of severe physical symptoms of betrayal. By then I had been in practice 32 years and had done a low fat diet most of my life, suffering its consequences. For the last ten years or so, I now get as much saturated fat as I can get. And I feel the most well in decades.

The truth is we need saturated fats to thrive. The movie is 2 hours and the information is vital.

Over at Jules' Fuel, there is a well written summary of the story of fats. Part 1: The Skinny on Fat Phobia, is here. Many of you will recognize yourself in this narrative. 

This is an excerpt from Part 2.

Assuming Ancel Keys’ research and the government food recommendations are right, a decrease in butter consumption would equate to a decrease in heart disease, right?

Similarly, an increase in government recommended vegetable oil consumption would equate to a decrease in heart disease.

Let’s see how the facts pan out.

1900: Heart disease rare
Butter Consumption: 18 lbs./person/yr
Vegetable Oil Consumption: 11 lbs./person/yr

2012: Heart disease leading cause of death
Butter Consumption: 4 lbs./person/yr
Vegetable Oil Consumption: 59 lbs./person/yr

And heart disease?

Though death resulting from a heart attack has decreased, thanks to medical advancements, it appears that decreasing butter consumption and increasing vegetable oil consumption has resulted in a resounding FAIL for heart disease prevention.

This makes sense, since we learned of the importance of a low Omega-6: Omega-3 fatty acid ratio in Part 1, and how vegetable oils high in Omega-6 fatty acids can contribute to systemic inflammation.

There is an interesting comment on Jules' Fuel, from a lady who discovered the importance of eating saturated fats when she was researching the cures for infertility. Yes, low fat intake leads to increased risk of infertility.

Enjoy your eggs and butter and coconut oil in abundance, and avoid trans fats and oxidized cholesterol in processed fats. It will lower your cholesterol levels and help you thrive.

To Your Health

Dr. Barbara