If we are to thrive we must step outside the Matrix and dare to question the assumptions we have all grown up with around food. This means questioning much of the advice offerred by conventional dietitians and nutritionists as well as that of official government bodies and organisations. Few topics have been more obscured by disinformation than that of healthy fats and their alleged role in heart disease.
To achieve health we must explode that deeply entrenched myth that fat is bad for us makes us obese and causes heart disease. Healthy fats are essential in the diet, particularly for your brain. They are needed for cell wall structure and as the precursor to so many hormones and signalling compounds within the body.
In this weeks episode of “Living outside the Matrix” Sally Falon Morell gives us the benefit of her extensive knowledge of fats, why we need them, which ones to eat and which ones to avoid. For a more comprehensive reference book on fats I recommend Mary G. Enig’s superb book “Know your fats“.
Sally sets the scene with a basic introduction to fats and she distinguishes between the Omega-3’s the Omega-6’s and th Omega 9’s. And she explains the difference between saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. As well as describing clearly the ideal sources of healthy fats she also explains the hydrogenation process and discusses trans fats. This is essential information that needs to be known by all of us seeking optimal health in an increasingly nutrient deficient and toxic world awash with propaganda.
These timings for the Podcast are approximate
01:45 – the journey of modern man is to find out the truth.
03:10 – The Weston A Price foundation
03:50 – The focus on best diet for pre-conception, conception and young infant growth
05:55 – Sallys Presentation on youtbe – The Oiling of America link.
06:10 – The beginning of unhealthy oils.
06:50 – The difference between polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated oils/fats.
08:35 – the Fragility of poly-unsaturated oils and their role in cancer, heart disease and many modern health problems.
11:15 – Trans fats and hydrogenated fats.
12:30 – Natural Saturated fats and their benefits
13:00 – Omega 3 and Omega 6 and Omega 9 fats
15:20 – The stability of saturated fats – such as tallow for cooking
16:25 – The switch from saturated to polyunsaturated oils in the food industry, generating ill health
17:15 – Mitochondria use saturated fats for communication
18:10 – What foods contain the healthy fats? Butter, pig fat (lard), coconut oil and duck fat.
21:25 – Fish (and all sea food), cod liver oil
22:15 – Fruit oils (coconut, palm and Olive)
23:10 – Sacred foods
23:55 – Foods to specifically avoid
26:11 – The traditional perspective on grains, soaking, fermentation and sourdough breads
28:30 – Glyphosate on wheat as a desiccant
29:15 – Organic essential – good food is more expensive
30:35 – The most important element of a healthy diet constitute a delicious diet
32:35 – cut out processed food, avoid the un healthy oils, and eat lots of butter
32:55 – Most official advice on food is lies, its wrong and its dangerous
33:30 – Ancel Keys and the beginning of the deception and propaganda
34:25 – Thinking outside the box – the truth is out there
36:25 – frying in butter at lower temperature; deep fry with tallow (beef fat)
If you enjoyed this episode, you may also Episode 27 of “Living outside the Matrix” The Benefits of a high-fat diet – with Nora Gedgaudas
Other Resources for Healthy Fats
Visit the Weston Price foundation at https://www.westonaprice.org
Visit the Nourishing Traditions Blog at http://nourishingtraditions.com
Mary G. Enig’s superb book “Know your fats“.
“Fat for fuel” by Dr Joseph Mercola
“Primal Fats” by Nora Gedgaudas
And look out for Sally’s new book “Nourishing diets” in May 2018.
Remember the biggest investment you can make in your own optimal health and longevity is to change your diet. I hope you feel inspired. Feel free to join the conversation and leave a comment.