Archive for November, 2013

The FDA and TransFats by Jenny Thompson

Last week, when the news broke that the FDA had taken steps to ban trans fats, the mainstream media practically turned it into a Disney tale. Here we are…the poor public…trapped in a trans fat tower…and the FDA mounted its noble steed to scale the wall and come rescue us. Ridiculous! Because the FDA is […]

Jon Barron’s Overall Diet Recommendations

“Fats It only makes sense to eliminate all hydrogenated oils and trans-fatty acids. When possible, buy and use organic, unrefined, cold-processed vegetable oils. Use avocado oil for cooking: it has a very high smoke point and will not burn or smoke until it reaches 255°C (491°F), which is ideal for searing meats and stir-frying. Another […]

COCONUT OIL: Atherogenic or Not? (What therefore causes Atherosclerosis?) By Conrado S. Dayrit, MD, FPCC, FPCP, FACC

SUMMARY According to the universally accepted Lipid-Heart Theory, high saturated fats cause hypercholesterolemia and coronary heart disease. Coronary morbidity and mortality are said to be highest in the countries and peoples consuming the highest amounts of saturated fats. Coconut oil, with its saturated  medium chain fats, has been especially condemned for this reason. The true […]