BUILDING FOUNDATIONAL HEALTH SERIES:
Re-build Cell Walls, Reduce Inflammation, and Balance Hormones with Healthy Fats
Fat facts that are true
The human brain is almost 60% fat.
Neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA require fat to fire properly.
The wrong kind of fat intake can lead to cell walls to be rigid, hormonal imbalance, and toxicity.
Healthy fats BALANCE HORMONES and improve insulin signaling, which is how your body burns fat for energy.
Not True Fat Information
All fat is bad, avoid it all. A low fat diet is the way to go.
A high fat diet can lead to high cholesterol and heart disease. (Trick question, this is partially true. A high meat fat intake can increase cholesterol which can lead to heart disease.)
Trans Fats- Found in fast food, cheap boxed foods, gas station snacks, and most restaurants. Trans fats are like injecting plastic into your body.
Soybean Oil and Canola Oil- These are everywhere, because they are cheap. They are high in Omega 6 which is an inflammatory fat, causing hormone imbalance at a cellular level. Almost all salad dressings use these oils.
Traditional Red Meat- Cows are fed soy and GMO feed to fatten them up and produce more meat. Cows are SUPPOSED to eat grass. Traditional red meat is high in Omega 6’s, which is an inflammatory fat.
Cook and Cook With These Fats
- Olive Oil- Best choice for salad dressings. Do not fry with olive oil, it has a low melting point. It can oxidize if overheated.
- Coconut Oil- Excellent for all cooking because it has a high melting point, so it doesn’t burn easily. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, specifically medium chain triglycerides, which is a DIFFERENT saturated fat than the kind in meat.
- Ghee- Ghee is a clarified butter without any milk solids. It is an excellent choice for frying, and has a great butter flavor.
- Grass-Fed Butter-Higher in Omega 3’s than traditional butter because the cows are eating what they are supposed to eat, grass. Butter also is high in short chain fatty acids, which has many health benefits, including better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Fats to Supplement With
Brain Octane- This is amazing stuff, my personal new brain fuel for staying focused! It’s a concentrated form of coconut oil, without the strong taste or oily texture. Turn your brain, memory, and sharpness on with a tablespoon of this every day. Take it straight, or add it to a smoothie, coffee, or salad.
Fish Oil-Supplementing with fish oils will put you on the fast track to better health. Higher doses of fish oil can re-format your cell walls, which balances hormones and lowers inflammation. I prefer liquid over pills, because 1 tsp can yield the same as taking 6-12 soft gels, depending on the brand.
My favorite fish oil liquid is by SFH. It seriously tastes like an orange!! You cannot taste the fish at all in this product, and no one can beat the the high level of Omega 3’s in just one tsp, 3.7 mg.
There are also soft-gels that are specially coated, if you get the fish burps. Most people need 4-8 soft gels of a high potency formula to get the benefits of taking fish oil. One to two cheap fish oil pills from Walgreen’s or Costco isn’t going to do much good.
There you go, the truth about fat! Changing the fats in your diet is a cornerstone to building foundational health. Email me personally if you have any questions or want more information on healthy fats.