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1 Its All Been a Big Fat Lie YOUR GUIDE TO FATS This information is for educational purposes only. This information should not be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice.

2 AND THE WINNER IS… Did you Make Last Weeks Recipe of the Week? Sammie Patties and Vegetable Soup Did You Do Last Weeks Action Items? Reduce Sugar to 15 g (3.5 tsp) Change Your Lunch Enter the drawing to win this weeks prize if you reduced sugar to 15 g and changed your lunch!

3 WALK WITH INTEGRITY FOCUS POINT OF THE WEEK: WALK WITH INTEGRITY The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them. Proverbs 20:7 The godly walk with integrity – their actions MATCH UP with what they know to be right. We have an obligation to DO what is right because now we KNOW what is right! God expects it! Walk with integrity! Leave a legacy of health for your children!

4 AGENDA What is the Truth About Dietary Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Heart Disease? Why Do We Still Believe Eating Fat Causes Heart Disease Types of Fat – the Good the Bad and the Ugly Action Items for the Week Eliminate Industrial Fats Change Your Dinner

5 THE DIET-HEART HYPOTHESIS 1.Eating fat raises cholesterol in your blood. 2.Cholesterol in your blood causes heart disease. Steak, eggs, and butter will give you a heart attack! OH NO!

6 ANTHROPOLOGY There are many cultures that eat a lot of dietary fat and dont have heart disease Masai in Africa – 60-70% of their calories come from fat in meat, blood and milk Inuit in Alaska – 90% of their calories come from fat in seals, whales, and other mammals

7 WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT DIETARY SATURATED FAT, CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE?

8 IS TOTAL CHOLESTEROL RELATED TO HEART DISEASE? If high total cholesterol was a cause of Heart Disease, would these facts be true? Women: NO Relation b/w Cholesterol and HD Elderly: NO Relation b/w Cholesterol and HD Across Countries: NO Relation b/w Cholesterol and HD Across 40 studies, lowering cholesterol did not prevent HD

9 READING A CHOLESTEROL TEST– WHAT MATTERS IS THE PATTERN Pattern B Pattern A HIGH Risk for Heart DiseaseLOW Risk for Heart Disease

10 HOW CAN YOU ACHIEVE THE BEST PATTERN? Eating MORE Carbs and LESS Saturated Fat = Risk Factors for Heart Attack!

11 HOW CAN YOU ACHIEVE THE BEST PATTERN? Eating MORE Saturated Fat and LESS Carbs= Heart Health!

12 It All Started With Ancel Keys Seven Countries Study SO WHY ARE WE TOLD TO EAT LOW FAT / HIGH CARB?

13 LOWFAT CODIFIED IN – Diet-Heart Hypothesis, despite lack of evidence, became public policy Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs produced the first ever Dietary Goals for the United States They took a grab bag of ambiguous studies and speculation, acknowledged that the claims were scientifically contentious, and then officially bestowed on one interpretation the aura of established fact. – Gary Taubes, Good Calories, Bad Calories

14 WHY DOES THE MYTH LIVE ON? Perpetuated by doctors and researchers who are protecting their pockets and reputations 8/9 doctors who write the cholesterol guidelines receive money from drug companies 2/3 of medical research is funded by Big Pharma Market for statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) is $25 billion Practitioners frequently lag behind cutting edge research by as much as 30 years

15 ANCEL KEYS, 1997 Theres no connection whatsoever between cholesterol in food and cholesterol in blood. And weve known that all along. Cholesterol in the diet doesnt matter at all unless you happen to be a chicken or a rabbit.

16 JANUARY, 2010, LANDMARK STUDY FROM HARVARD Meta-analysis: 347,747 SS; 8 countries; 21 studies; 25 years There is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Dr. Krauss, principal investigator: Its the wrong message that saturated fats are artery-clogging or evil.

17 SATURATED FATS (SAFA) Solid at room temp Found in meat, coconut, avocado, butter, dairy Vital for bodily functions like vitamin absorption, calcium uptake, immune function, cell membrane structure Less susceptible to oxidation – less disease risk Promotes satiety + lack of insulin response = great for weight control Eat as much as you like Good source of vitamins and energy Coconut oil is particularly good cooking fat Anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, Alzheimers

18 Liquid at room temp Found in olive oil, flaxseed oil, avocado, nuts, meats Eat as much Mono as you like, but be wary of the polyunsaturated fats in them too FoodMono Saturated Olive oil 75% 15% Avocado 65% 15% Steak 45% 35% MONOUNSATURATED FATS (MUFA)

19 POLYUNSATURATED FATS (PUFA) Liquid even when refrigerated Go rancid easily, esp. when heated Found in grains, industrial oils, fish, nuts Heating causes oxidation, which results in: Free radical damage Cell membrane damage Wrinkles Arterial plaque build-up Associated with heart disease Associated with cancer

20 Systemic inflammation Obesity Diabetes Heart Disease Cancer Autoimmune disease Metabolic Syndrome High blood pressure Blood clots Suboptimal brain development Depresses immune function Depresses neurological function OMEGA-6 AND OMEGA-3 Total PUFA should be no more than 4% of daily calories Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio should be 1:1 SAD has ratio of 20:1 or 30:1, causing:

21 ACHIEVING 1:1 RATIO Completely avoid industrial oils, fast food, processed food Purchase grass-fed beef and pastured chicken rather than conventionally raised 2-4 servings fatty fish (salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel) per week Cant do grass fed and pastured? Choose lean meats and cook in good fats Supplement with krill or fish oil (1-3 g/day) (talk to doctor, esp if taking blood thinner or aspirin)

22 Purchase grass-fed beef and pastured chicken rather than conventionally raised Grass fed beef 5:1, conventional beef 9:1 Pastured eggs 1.5:1, conventional eggs 20:1

23 TRANS FATS Unnatural, hydrogenated, chemically altered, shelf stable Spreads, packaged foods, frozen foods, fast food, baked goods, chips, crackers, breakfast foods, cookies, candy, toppings, dressings, dips Key words: Shortening, hydrogenated, trans fat Body does not recognize them Body does not eliminate them Trans fats are absorbed thru cell membranes and ruin metabolism Inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, immune system dysfunction Cause redistribution of fat tissue into abdomen (apple shaped body) Metabolic Syndrome

24 ACTION PLAN – WEEK 3 Read Your Guide to Fats Action Item: Eliminate Industrial Oils and Start Using Healthy Fats Like Butter and Coconut Oil NO: margarine, shortening, canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, vegetable oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil Action Item: Change your Dinner to be Fit4God (see blog entry Seven Days of Dinner Menus) Recipe of the Week: Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon Focus Point: Walk with integrity! Leave a legacy of health for your children!

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