Monday, September 21, 2009

Health Heresy: 7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week, has posted an exclusive excerpt from Drs. Michael and Mary Eades’ newest book The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle. The Eades note that one piece of the medical establishment's nutrition advice remains constant no matter what diet is being promoted: “You should sharply limit your intake of saturated fats.” But do saturated fats really increase your risk of heart disease? Actually, no. Humans need saturated fats, and here are seven reasons why:

I’ve invited Dr. Michael Eades and Dr. Mary Dan Eades, two of my favorite bariatric (obesity treatment) doctors in the US and the first to introduce insulin resistance to the mainstream, to explain the facts and benefits of increased saturated fat intake…

The sub-headings are mine, and a few edits have been made for space and context. Please see Dr. Michael Eades’ references and responses to questions in the comments. Read more

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