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Common holiday foods that are worse for you than you think

8/30/2014 - While holidays provide us with time to relax and eat a bit of junk food it's still important to know what's in the food we're eating. It may seem harmless to have a small slice of pie until you learn just how much fat that one small slice contains. One common apple pie many people reach for is Wal-Mart's...

Top 5 foods to NOT eat to avoid belly fat

7/7/2014 - No one wants to be overweight, but there's something about belly fat that seems worse than other types. Even the names make us cringe: Muffin top. Beer belly. Spare tire. Widening at the waistline, however, is not just aesthetically unpleasant; it's also bad for your health. Studies have shown that...

What is trans fat? Definitions and warnings

6/20/2014 - When it comes to dieting, some people may think that avoiding fat is a good first step. Cut fat, lose weight, right? The truth is, the world of fats is a very complicated one. There are good fats and bad fats, natural fats and unnatural ones. And all of them affect your body in different ways. Some...

Does your peanut butter contain poison? How to identify hidden trans fats in popular brands

6/19/2014 - Consider the lowly peanut. Almost any way you look at them -- unless you're allergic -- peanuts are a near-perfect food. They come straight from Mother Nature already wrapped in a handy, no-mess, biodegradable package. They're easy to carry, easy to store. They're also incredibly versatile. Peanuts...

3 everyday things to keep away from your children

3/7/2014 - Below are three everyday things that should not be given to your children because they are high in carcinogens and other toxins. Being everyday items, early exposure during one's childhood means that the amount of toxins that can accumulate over the child's lifetime is substantially life-threatening. "Bad"...

Better than any prescription drug: Omega-3 fats slash the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

2/3/2014 - Newly minted research studies continue to extol the critical nature of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in preserving and maintaining optimal metabolic and brain health. In the past, researchers have identified and clearly demonstrated that eating fish or supplementing with a high-quality fish oil...

Butter consumption up as margarine health hoax finally collapses

2/1/2014 - Good old-fashioned butter has once again become the spreadable fat of choice for most Americans, who new research says are increasingly opposed to synthetic fat spreads like margarine that have long been hailed as healthy alternatives to animal-based saturated fats. The American Butter Institute recently...

The big "Fat" lie and its impact on health

12/5/2013 - The demonization of saturated fat is alive and well with the low-fat dietary recommendations made by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010. The government's dietary guidelines, issued every five years, continues to recommend a low-fat, high-carbohydrate...

Ghee: A clarified butter rich in essential fats and vitamins

12/4/2013 - Ghee is a type of clarified butter that originated in India and remains popular in South Asian cuisine. It is made by removing the milk proteins and water from raw, unsalted butter, resulting in a lactose-free, nutty flavored butterfat that is packed with nutrients. According to the Ayurveda, ghee...

British doctors admit saturated fats are vital for good health, help naturally lower cholesterol without drugs

11/23/2013 - Following the lead of Sweden, which recently denounced the conventional low-fat, high-carbohydrate "healthy" diet myth, a cohort of prominent British doctors and professors has come out to declare that saturated fats, which have been demonized for decades, are actually healthy. As reported by the U.K.'s...

FDA declares trans fats no longer safe to eat; partially-hydrogenated oils to be banned from nearly all foods

11/10/2013 - The FDA is on a roll. Barely two week after announcing new quality control standards for pet food manufacturers, the agency has declared that trans fats are no longer safe to consume. A ban of the toxic substance is in the works, and the FDA will spearhead the eventual removal of this disease-promoting...

Top five fats for a healthy body and mind

9/16/2013 - Fat has become somewhat of a blacklisted word in the eyes of the grocery shopper. A leery eye is poised to locate and eliminate any product from consideration that has what they deem to be excess fat content. While it may be true that the fats in labeled food products often contain the type we want...

Omega-3 fats from fish found to significantly lower the risk of breast cancer

7/12/2013 - Breast cancer is among the most common forms of the disease among women, accounting for 23 percent of total cancer cases and 14 percent of cancer deaths in the US. Many prior peer-reviewed research studies have shown that dietary and lifestyle interventions are most effective in preventing, and in some...

Dietary fats found to play a crucial role in the development of Alzheimer's disease

7/1/2013 - Newly diagnosed cases of Alzheimer's dementia have steadily skyrocketed over the past half century, suspiciously coinciding with the rise in meals consumed in fast food restaurants and the marketing of convenience products that consist largely of saturated and hydrogenated fats along with refined carbohydrates....

Protect yourself from prostate cancer by simply changing your diet

6/19/2013 - A new study out of California has identified some practical steps that men can take to avoid developing prostate cancer, and all of them involve making simple dietary changes. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that men who eat more nuts, seeds, avocados,...

Fish oil fats protect brain against damage caused by a junk food diet

5/31/2013 - Medical nutrition scientists have written volumes that show how the nutrients from the foods we eat daily alter our genetic structure as well as the metabolism of every one of the trillions of cells in our body. Neurons in the brain are particularly susceptible to an accurately-delivered array of nutrients...

Omega-3 fats demonstrate ability to slow or stop breast cancer proliferation

5/16/2013 - Omega-3 fats have been repeatedly validated in the fight against cardiovascular disease, dementia and many lines of cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease that is typically unresponsive to many natural treatments due to its invasive manner of proliferation....

Cholesterol is NOT the enemy: It's inflammation that's making you fat and killing you slowly

5/8/2013 - The collective psyche of American society is long overdue for a major paradigm shift in its understanding of fats, inflammation, cholesterol, and the true cause of most chronic illnesses. Even many physicians, who should know better, still argue that cholesterol is evil and that sticking to a low-fat...

The structural rigidity of trans fats, and why they are so dangerous for your health

5/4/2013 - Saturated fats often get erroneously lumped into the same unhealthy category as trans fats because of their similar molecular structure, which is part of the reason why saturated fats are still largely looked down upon in mainstream society as harmful to health. But trans fats are actually in a class...

Omega-3 fats found in fish oil boost immune response to help fight inflammation and disease

4/13/2013 - Most people take a healthy immune response for granted, as it typically remains on guard detecting a host of known and as yet unidentified pathogens that may threaten our health. Bacteria and viruses that cause the common cold, flu, digestive distress and a variety of potentially fatal illnesses are...

Consuming omega-3 fats from fish and supplements lowers mortality by one-third

4/6/2013 - Health researchers have known for some time that eating fish regularly provides health benefits to help protect against cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall mortality. The primary long-chain fats, DHA and EPA have been shown to improve innate immune response by stimulating the effectiveness of...

Six facts you need to know about eating oils and fats

2/15/2013 - One of the most widely misunderstood food groups today, oils and fats can be both crucial and detrimental to your health, depending on what type they are and how they are processed. But with so many inconsistencies and mistruths emerging from health authorities and the mainstream media on the issue,...

Heart disease: Causes and cures

1/15/2013 7:44:57 PM - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...

Omega-3 fats again vindicated in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and chronic illnesses

12/11/2012 - Big Pharma interests have been working overtime to confuse millions of Americans that could benefit from consuming Omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) from natural and supplemental sources. Reports have been circulated that are designed to debunk the thousands of scientific research studies that show how the...

Omega-3 fats shown to improve cognition and memory in young adults

11/8/2012 - The long chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA have been shown to effectively lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack and reduce the occurrence of dementia in aging adults. Omega-3 fats improve systemic inflammation to aid vascular elasticity and reduce the risk of blood clots that can result...

Omega-3 fats from dietary sources lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

9/18/2012 - Omega-3 fats from foods including fish, chicken, nuts, and seeds are preferentially sequestered after consumption and used for critical functions to maintain optimal brain metabolism and function. These long-chain fats are used to form the highly permeable cell wall membrane of nerve cells, as electrical...

Milk fats demonstrated as a trigger for bowel disease and other inflammatory conditions

9/12/2012 - Researchers from the University of Chicago are investigating the relationship between aspects of the contemporary Western diet, and certain kinds of disease which arise in the absence of a properly functioning immune system. Disease that corresponds to changing dietsOne of the first organs to be...

Monounsaturated fats are essential to unlock nutrients from vegetables

7/6/2012 - Everybody knows that a diet filled with fresh, raw vegetables and greens are essential to vibrant health and prevention of chronic diseases, but few understand how the fats they consume along with these foods help to unlock the nutrient store provided by a healthy diet. At the ill-advised advice of...

Hungry Man frozen dinner company sued over allegations of false trans fats labeling

6/30/2012 - There seems to be a growing trend among food companies to "obfuscate" (a fancy word for fabricating) the ingredients in their products. Regular readers of NaturalNews.com may remember our recent stories detailing how beverage giant Coca-Cola escaped a federal lawsuit over false advertising for one...

Omega-3 fats lower systemic inflammation to slash cancer and heart disease risks

3/30/2012 - It is a commonly accepted fact within the medical research community that systemic inflammation is a primary cause of many forms of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases that take the lives of millions well before their time. Poor diet, stress and lifestyle factors all contribute to inflammation...

Nutrition 101: Part 3 - Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:08:51 PM - An easily burnable form of energy comes to us in the form of sugar or starch. Carbohydrates have a very bad public image in that they are generally thought of as fattening. This is because most of the carbohydrate consumed in this country has been processed or refined, leaving an empty calorie. In...

The myth of the 'low-fat' diet, and why consuming healthy fats is vital to your health

2/26/2012 - Many people today still adhere to the misguided belief that nearly all fats are bad, and that the best way to stay slim and healthy is to cut fats, whenever possible, from your diet. On the contrary, fats are an absolutely vital component of any healthy diet as they aid in the absorption of fat-soluble...

Cholesterol scam: Disinformation slowly unraveling among health professionals

2/22/2012 - The idea of cholesterol creating cardiac problems has caused obsessive cholesterol count blood testing for decades. Another outcome of this scare was obsessively avoiding fat, especially saturated fats. The food industry responded with low and no fat foods from milk to cottage cheese and more. Processed...

Omega-3 fats reduce systemic inflammation and lower feelings of anxiety

11/28/2011 - The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA continue to garner well deserved attention as essential components of human health. Researchers publishing in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity show that the long-chain fat duo significantly lowers elevated levels of systemic inflammation, the metabolic flame...

Omega-3 fats from fish oil and supplements prevent and slow arthritis progression

11/3/2011 - Humans have been consuming omega-3 fats from natural fish, nut and seed sources for countless generations. Our core genetic structure depends on a regular supply of the long chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA to form cell wall structures and perform millions of metabolic functions that we normally associate...

Not all trans fat is created equal: Could 'natural' trans fats actually be good for you?

10/29/2011 - If you were to ask any random person on the street today if trans fats are bad for health, he or she would most likely respond in the affirmative. But a new study out of the University of Alberta (UA) in Canada clarifies a common misunderstanding about trans fats -- natural, health-promoting, ruminant...

Omega-3 fats DHA and EPA lower risk of premature death by more than eighty percent

9/30/2011 - Many people make the potentially fatal presumption that aging, chronic diseases and premature aging are natural events that come with advancing years. A plethora of current research studies confirm that nothing could be farther from the truth. In addition to super-nutrient (such as resveratrol, curcumin...

Omega-3 fats hold the key to curing depression in the elderly

6/9/2011 - Omega-3 fats are part of our nutritional heritage and are shown to play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of debilitating conditions such as clinical depression throughout all phases of life and especially in the elderly. Neural cellular walls are largely constructed of Omega-3 fats, specifically...

You have been lied to about cholesterol and fats

5/3/2011 - For decades we have been indoctrinated that cholesterol from saturated fat is the major harbinger of heart disease and death. The result has been big profits for unhealthy, cheaply produced no/low fat foods like margarine and Big Pharma's dangerous statin drugs. Over several decades, this propaganda...

Avoid these fats and lower risk of depression

2/8/2011 - Our diet can have a significant impact on our well being and is shown to influence our mental health and risk of depression. Reporting the results of the SUN Project in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers have linked consumption of synthetic trans fats and saturated fats to an increased risk of suffering...

You have been lied to about butter

1/14/2011 - Butter has been maligned as unhealthy for decades. Fortunately, the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) disagrees. The WAPF was started decades ago by Weston Price, DDS. He and his wife traveled to isolated locations and examined the diets of peoples free from civilization's degenerative diseases. Others...

Good and bad fats - How to select the right kind of cholesterol

12/22/2010 - Cholesterol is a fatty substance made in the body, but it is also contained in foods. "Bad" cholesterol clogs arteries and leads to heart disease and stroke. The higher the levels of blood cholesterol, the higher the risk of heart attacks, according to the American Heart Association. It recommends limiting...

Milk thistle, vitamin E and fish oil fats can prevent and reverse fatty liver disease

11/19/2010 - As many as 1 in 3 Americans are living with a ticking bomb known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The condition is virtually symptomless until the liver becomes inflamed or scarred from decades of dietary abuse. The vast majority of NAFLD is caused by poor dietary choices that increase dangerous...

Is saturated fat really bad for you?

10/3/2010 - New research presented at the 100th annual meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) in Orlando, Fla., suggests that saturated fat may not be the health villain that mainstream medicine has insisted it is for the past several decades. On the contrary, saturated fat from the proper sources...

Food manufacturers actually did some good by reducing trans fats in their products

9/19/2010 - Contrary to fears that moves to phase out the use of trans fats would just lead to the replacement of one problem ingredient with another, a new study shows that the overall level of trans fats in foods has dropped without a corresponding increase in saturated fat. "Companies almost always can reformulate...

Eating more good fats really does reduce your risk of heart disease

8/28/2010 - Replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats really does lower a person's risk of heart disease, scientists have shown for the first time. In a paper published in the journal Public Library of Science, Harvard researchers conducted a meta-analysis of eight prior studies on more than 13,000...

Polyunsaturated Fats Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

7/14/2010 - For years we've been told to avoid butter and instead use vegetable oils as our primary fat source. Mainstream science claims this will save our hearts. But industrial oils like soybean, corn and canola oil are hiding a dirty little secret: consuming them could very well increase your risk of cancer. What...

Doctors demand outright ban on trans-fats in the food supply

3/15/2010 - The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) in the U.K. is urging British lawmakers to ban trans-fats from the British food supply because the artificial fats are causing heart attacks, strokes, and other serious diseases. Comprised of 3,300 doctors and health specialists, FPH hopes to follow in the footsteps...

Get Saturated: Four Reasons Saturated Fat is Healthy

1/4/2010 - Today we are caught between two philosophies: one says saturated fat is killing us; the other says these fats are necessary for true vitality. There is a heated back-and-forth, a constant tug-of-war scenario, with society caught in the middle like a child caught between two parents in a nasty divorce. But...

How partially-hydrogenated oils and trans fats destroy your health

11/10/2009 - Of all the poisons in the food supply, trans fats are perhaps the most frequently overlooked. They're hidden in all sorts of foods, from crackers and baked goods to breakfast cereals. And thanks to intentionally deceptive FDA-approved labeling laws, food products that contain sizable amounts of trans...

Omega-3s beat depression

10/20/2009 - You're probably already aware of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health, but did you know that omega-3s are also extremely beneficial for moods and cognitive function? In fact, there's a tremendous amount of good evidence demonstrating that omega-3 fatty acids can help enhance...

Scientist, 94, goes after the FDA for misleading trans fat food labels

10/11/2009 - At 94, University of Illinois veterinary biosciences professor emeritus Fred Kummerow is an extraordinarily busy -- and determined -- man. Not only is he continuing to conduct research on how trans fats in the diet can harm health, he's taking on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and sounding the...

Rick Dina Part II: Omega 3 Fats

8/29/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares the skinny on Omega 3 fats. Rawkathon with Rick Dina. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick is a chiropractor and teaches a series called...

Consumers Duped by Trans Fat Labeling

8/28/2009 - FDA food labeling rules make it possible for consumers to exceed their maximum recommended daily intake of trans fats even if they eat only foods labeled "zero trans fats" per serving. Trans fats, also known as hydrogenated oils, are synthetically produced by adding hydrogen atoms to unsaturated...

Rick Dina Part I: Misconceptions about Carbohydrates and Insulin

8/23/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares on misconceptions about carbohydrates and insulin. Rawkathon with Rick Dina. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick is a chiropractor and...

Fats to Avoid: The Polyunsaturated Oil Epidemic

6/18/2009 - They sit on the grocery store aisles, appearing rather innocent. They are clear and odorless - mainly because they have been bleached and deodorized with chemicals after high-heat processing has turned them rancid. And, interestingly enough, they are touted as a health food that can save your heart. They...

Canola Oil is Another Victory of Food Technology over Common Sense

6/2/2009 - Should you be consuming canola oil? The FDA seems to think so, allowing canola labels to claim it supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Even Whole Foods Markets is on board with canola oil, and most foods on their hot bar are swimming in it. Proponents point out that...

80 Percent of Americans Have No Idea Which Foods Contain Trans Fats

5/11/2009 - While most people in the United States now know that they should avoid trans fats, only 20 percent actually know which foods are likely to contain the dangerous ingredients, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado-Denver and published in the Journal of the American...

Trans Fatty Acids Boost Risk of Colon Cancer by 86 Percent

3/18/2009 - Higher consumption of trans fatty acids can increase a person's risk of precancerous colorectal tumors by 86 percent, researchers have found. "These results suggest that consumption of high amounts of trans-fatty acid may increase the risk of colorectal neoplasia [abnormal cell growth], and they...

For Digestive Bliss Eat Foods that Don't Fight

2/17/2009 - How we eat may be just as important as what we eat. The diets eaten by most Americans are based on the belief that any number of different foods can be digested at the same time. This belief may be why more than half the population suffers from some sort of digestive distress for which there seems to...

The Powerful Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Preventing Diseases of Inflammation: The Experts Speak

2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed. Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...

Saturated Fats Also Linked to Small Intestine Cancer

12/23/2008 - Saturated fats, often also referred to as bad fats or unhealthy fats, have unfortunately become a significant part of the average modern day diet. And a study recently published in Cancer Research has added to their long list of negative health effects. It revealed that a high intake of saturated fats...

The Proven Cure and Prevention for Cancer the Medical Establishment Doesn't Want You to Know (Part I)

12/13/2008 - This article is about how you can prevent and cure cancer with a bottle of flax oil and a carton of cottage cheese. As incredible as this may seem, it is a truth that has been well proven and documented. It is also a truth that has been vigorously suppressed because the cancer industry is big business...

Author Dr. Doug Graham (Part II): Fats, Sugars and Your Body

11/20/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares on fats, sugars and the body. Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime athlete and 27-year raw fooder. He's been an...

The Danger of Trans Fats may be Passed from Mother to Child through Breastfeeding

10/27/2008 - When a breastfeeding woman consumes trans-fats, she may be harming not only herself, but also passing on health problems to her child both as an infant and as an adult, according to a study conducted by researchers from the State University of Rio de Janeiro and published in the journal Nutrition. "Our...

How to Prevent Premature Aging with Antioxidants

10/27/2008 - There is currently a lot of talk in the press on the subject of antioxidants and how effective they are in preventing excessive free-radical damage - or 'oxidative stress', as it is technically known. That being the case, it would be helpful to understand what Free-Radicals and Antioxidants are and...

Contrary to Popular Belief, Full-Fat Organic Milk Is Good for Kids

10/1/2008 - If we were not confused enough already, out comes a new recommendation that runs against nutritional wisdom. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed its recommendation for children under 2 years old from whole milk to 2% milk. The measure is to counteract the growing obesity problem among...

Documented, Proven Cure and Preventative for Cancer (Part I)

9/27/2008 - This article is about how you can prevent and cure cancer with a bottle of flax oil and a carton of cottage cheese. As incredible as this may seem, it is a truth that has been well proven and documented. It is also a truth that has been vigorously suppressed because the cancer industry is big business...

Kids Thrive on Full Fat Organic Milk

9/20/2008 - If we were not confused enough already, out comes a new recommendation that runs against nutritional wisdom. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently changed its recommendation for children under 2 years old from whole milk to 2% milk. The measure is to counteract the growing obesity problem among...

Los Angeles Restaurants on New Plan to Eliminate Trans Fats from Menu

6/4/2008 - Los Angeles County has implemented a voluntary program in which restaurants can be certified as "trans fat free" and receive a decal to display that fact to customers. "This has been a long time coming," said Blair C. Salisbury, president of the Los Angeles County chapter of the California Restaurant...

The Dangers of Sugars and 'Bad Fats' Explained

4/23/2008 - By far the chief wreckers of our health today are sugars and bad fats. So which are the good ones and which ones are bad? My aim is to enable you to make better food choices for you and your family. Sugars Sugars are more than just the white grains you put in your coffee or tea. Sugars are also...

Ending the Cholesterol-Heart Disease Myth

4/8/2008 - Why has there never been a record of cholesterol having blocked a vein in the body! What is it about arteries that makes cholesterol attach itself to their walls, while leaving the veins alone? It is really the sticky nature of cholesterol that is behind the blockage of healthy blood vessel walls? The...

Recent Studies and Age Old Wisdom Point to the Health Benefits of Butter

3/7/2008 - Someone really should write an ode to butter. Pure delicious golden butter that comes from grass fed, pastured, contented cows. Beautiful butter that wants to nourish us and protect us from disease if we would only give it a chance. But alas, all we have today is attacked, maligned and mistreated butter....

Start Small for Greater Gains When Converting to a Natural Lifestyle

3/4/2008 - If you're just starting out on your journey toward a more natural lifestyle, you can easily become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information that is out there. On this Web site alone, there are usually at least four new headlines that are posted daily; all packed with invaluable information and...

Interesterification - The Dangerous Replacement for Trans Fats

3/3/2008 - Due to the terrible health problems associated with trans fats, the food industry has been busily perfecting another 'man-made' replacement to ensure that company sales and profits are kept at a high level. The new solution is a process called interesterification, a technique for making butter-like...

Fatal and Vital Foods - Popular Nutrition Myths Exposed

2/7/2008 - I often get asked to write down some basic rules of what to eat and what not to eat. There's a lot of information out there but it's often fragmented and, even worse, contradictory. All I can do is give you my vision on fatal and vital foods. I base this on nothing but common sense. Here goes. Sugars Avoid...

The Right Type of Fats for Health and Longevity

2/7/2008 - If there is one supplement that we can all benefit from, it would have to be Omega-3 fatty acids. Eskimo people have proven this over the ages with their diet comprising of over 50% of their total calorie intake from fish and fish oil - which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamin A. The...

The Great Fat Debate - Why Virgin Coconut Oil Is Best

11/30/2007 - There is so much media hype from the mainstream media and leading health authorities, including the naturopathic community, suggesting the many ill effects of consuming Trans Fatty Acids (TFA’s) that the topic of the Great Fat Debate deserves a closer look for the sake of our heath and understanding. Whilst...

Trans-Fats and the American Diet

11/9/2007 - All fat is not equal. Most of us are aware that there are good fats and bad fats. But the difference between the two can be confusing. For many years, we were told that unsaturated fat is better than saturated fat. We were also led to believe that if we avoid all animal fat, we are safe and that any...

Dietary fats reduce effectiveness of antioxidants like vitamin C

5/25/2007 - The anti-cancer benefits of vitamin C can be dramatically reduced by intake of dietary fats, according to a new study conducted at the University of Glasgow. The results of the study, which simulated what happens in the human stomach, were presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Society...

The top five cancer-causing foods

4/24/2007 - Ever wonder which foods should be strongly avoided by those at high risk for cancer? We can begin identifying cancer-causing foods once we know which ingredients in our food cause cancer. Some of those ingredients are food additives and chemicals used to enhance taste, while others are used strictly...

Study: Hidden Trans Fats Boost Women's Infertility Risk by 70 Percent

1/25/2007 - Already known to increase the risk of heart disease, trans fats may also increase a woman's risk of fertility problems by 70 percent or more, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Trans fats, which have no nutritional value, are regularly added to thousands...

Los Angeles County considering banning trans fats in restaurants

1/16/2007 - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted earlier this week to study the feasibility of banning trans fats in county restaurants, much like New York City, which banned the unhealthy fats from restaurant foods in December last year. The board of supervisors voted to study a possible ban following...

Animal study links yet another health problem with trans fats: an increase in stubborn belly fat

1/11/2007 - According to the American Obesity Association, 127 million adults in the United States are overweight, while 60 million are obese and 9 million are severely obese. With the U.S. population pushing 300 million, that equates to nearly two-thirds of American adults being classified as at least overweight...

Starbucks to cut trans fats from baked goods in half of U.S. stores

1/4/2007 - Coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. recently announced that it would remove trans fats from baked goods in half of its U.S. stores by Jan. 3, and plans to eventually cut the unhealthy fats from foods in all its stores. According to Starbucks spokesman Brandon Borrman, the company had been attempting...

Massachusetts bill seeks trans fats ban

1/1/2007 - Just shortly after New York City banned all restaurants from using trans fats in their food preparation, a lawmaker introduced a bill on Tuesday that would make Massachusetts the first entire state to ban artificial trans fats from restaurants. New York City's ban of the artery-clogging oils goes...

New York becomes first U.S. city to ban trans fats

12/5/2006 - A unanimous vote from the New York City Board of Health has made the Big Apple the first U.S. city to ban harmful trans fats from its restaurants. First proposed on Sept. 26, the ban on using trans fats in restaurant cooking stirred up a hornets' nest of positive and negative reactions, as proponents...

American Heart Association opposes New York trans fats ban

11/16/2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently came out in opposition of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on trans fats in the city's restaurants, claiming the ban may force eateries to revert to oils high in unhealthy saturated fats. "The American Heart Association is concerned that...

Health author: Australia moves to protect public from trans fats; U.S. government does nothing

10/24/2006 - The Australian government has established the National Collaboration on Trans Fats in order to reduce the presence of the harmful food ingredient, and one American health author is applauding Australia for protecting its citizens from the ingredient. Trans fats are found in foods that contain hydrogenated...

New Yorkers: Join Us Mon., Oct. 30 To Kick Trans Fats Out of New York Restaurants

10/23/2006 - Unless you've been hiding out in a cave lately, you've probably heard about the horrific dangers of trans fats -- partially hydrogenated vegetable oils found in processed cookies, cakes, crackers, breads, doughnuts, and deep-fried French fries, etc.-- which can lead to an increased risk of coronary...

Food labels should list all fats to help cut heart disease, say experts (press release)

9/28/2006 - Food labels should list trans fats as well as cholesterol and saturated fat to help reduce coronary heart disease, say researchers from the University of Oxford in this week's BMJ. Trans fats (also known as trans fatty acids) are solid fats found in margarines, biscuits, cakes, and fast food. Scientists...

NYC considering ban of all trans fats in restaurants

9/27/2006 - New York City health officials recently unveiled a proposal that would ban artificial trans fatty acids from the city's 24,600 restaurants, just three years after prohibiting smoking in eateries. Most trans fats are found in shortenings, margarines and frying oils, and can be found in foods ranging...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

The health dangers of trans fats have been known for decades, yet food companies still poison customers with hydrogenated oils

6/6/2006 - With new trans fat labeling laws now going into effect, which require food manufacturers to list the trans fat content right on the nutrition facts label, it's time to be brutally honest about the continued use of trans fat and hydrogenated oils in the food manufacturing industry. For decades, food...

Brain health dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils

1/2/2006 - It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel; but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. As it turns out, there really is such a thing as “food for thought.” It may seem strange that what we put in our stomachs can have...

Q&A: How to unclog your arteries without surgery or drugs

12/5/2004 - A reader asks, "How can I unclog my arteries or clean my arteries without surgery?" And, "What are some good heart foods?" First, stop doing the things that gave you atherosclerosis in the first place. In other words, your arteries didn't become clogged just by luck or chance, and hopefully you are...

Dietary fat is necessary for absorption of vitamins, nutrients and phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables

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