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Your Health & Wellness, Iss #117 -- Saturated Fat & Weight Loss
July 22, 2013
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Saturated Fat & Weight Loss
I was born in the year 1951 and grew up in the 1960s, a couple of decades before Time magazine published an article entitled 'Hold the Eggs and Butter'. The cover of the March, 1984 issue had a representation of a sad human face made of egg whites with yolks for eyes and bacon for the mouth. It read 'Cholesterol' in large letters, 'And Now the Bad News'...
The essence of the message from this prestigious magazine was that cholesterol in the form of saturated fat from red meat and whole eggs was bad for you. It helped usher in the low-fat diet craze.
But before the media 'saturated' (pun intended) America with horror stories about steak and eggs causing clogged arteries and heart disease, we were content to eat red meat to our heart's content along with whole eggs and milk, butter, and lard.
Amazingly, we didn't have an obesity epidemic such as we have today.
But, like most other Americans, I believed what mainstream media was publicizing through print and television news stories. Of course this "breakthrough" news was published by the elite in white - the powerful medical establishment.
And, like most Americans, I was hoodwinked, blindsided, bamboozled, misled, duped, tricked, conned, fooled. Read the details in The Great Cholesterol Deception.
Largely due to the hysteria of the time, I decided to go on a "low-fat" diet. I relaced red meat like steak with fish and skinless chicken; I stopped eating whole eggs and settled for the whites only. I gave up drinking whole milk replacing it with 1% or 2% or even skimmed milk.
And while America was conned into giving up saturated fat in healthy red meat, two medical doctors solved their patients' medical problems by doing something radical - placing them on an all meat diet!
Dr. Blake Donaldson of New York was attempting to solve his patients' allergy problems while Dr. Walter Voegtlin, a Seattle gastroentologist, was working with patients who suffered Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Unknown to each other and working independently, both were successful in treating their patients.
But they noticed a surprising and welcome side effect. The patients who were overweight lost an amazing amount of weight from their waistlines.
After word spread about the amazing red meat fat loss diet, both doctors were inundated with requests from overweight people looking to lose unhealthy and unsightly fat from their abdominal regions.
When they retired, both doctors published books on their highly successful methods. Dr, Donaldson published his first in 1961; Dr. Voegtlin followed in 1972. Both books were published prior to the low-fat diet craze.
Saturated fat found in red meat, coconut oil, butter, and whole milk is essential for good health. It has been discovered that this fat improves cardiovascular risk factors, builds stronger bones, improves liver health, builds healthy lungs, builds a healthy brain, provides proper nerve signaling, and builds a strong immune system.
There is a caveat though. Make certain that your red meat comes from pasture-fed cows; this is also true of milk. (Avoid commercial milk found in your local supermarket. Buy raw if at all possible). Eggs should be sourced from cage-free, organically-fed chickens.
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