These are my notes that I taught for my class on fat. There are some great video links in here that I hope you watch.
FAT – GOOD OR BAD
Word of Wisdom – D&C 89
Up to the 1960’s good science, good medicine that was concerned with health.
Since then we have acquired corrupt drug companies making billions of dollars on statin drugs, a food industry that is addicting us to their junk food for our money, and a corrupt government that is only concerned with staying in power and not our health or safety.
Our Government and Medical industries have told us to eat low fat. Since the beginning of the low fat dies Americans are 3 X’s more obese.
69% of Americans are obese or overweight
Creeping obesity – 35,000 cal is 10 pounds. If you gain 10 pounds this year that’s only 100 cal a day or about 2 Oreos per day extra.
We are afraid of the calories. We know that fat is very high in calories so we don’t eat fat. But that is what is causing the problem. We need the good fat and we will search for it and keep eating trying to find the nutrients that we need. If we eat good fat it helps to maintain good weight.
VIDEOS FROM GARY TAUBES
The bottom line:
- When insulin is secreted or chronically elevated, fat accumulates in the fat tissue.
- When insulin levels drop, fat escapes from the fat tissue and the fat depots shrink.
- We secrete insulin primarily in response to the carbohydrates in our diet.
- “Carbohydrate is driving insulin is driving fat.” George Cahill, 2005
- Obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation (Not energy balance, not over-eating, not sedentary behavior)
- Overeating and inactivity are compensatory effects; they are not causes; or, in other words, we don’t get fat because we overeat, we overeat because our fat tissue is accumulating excess fat, like a cancer tumor.
- Obesity in America has tripled since the introduction of the “Low Fat Diet” and HFCS
If we are supposed to lower carbs but the Lord says not to eat meat then what? Eat FAT!
Replace high glycemic index carbs, ie. Bread, pasta, crackers, potatoes, rice and sugars with fat. These foods drive insulin up. Do you have insulin resistance the precursor to diabetes?
Not all carbs are equal. Unrefined carbs prepared correctly are fine. Whole grains fermented or sprouted, vegetables and fruits are great. When we sprout or ferment (natural leaven) our grains the sugars are predigested so it does not cause a spike in insulin.
The average kids menu consists of nothing but white refined flour, sugar and bad oils. In Primary every kids favorite food is mac and cheese. What are they going to eat when they grow up?
My grandmother is the first generation of bad eaters. We now have changed our genes. Our kids are paying the price with obesity and diabetes as children. We can change our genes back to health.
It’s quality of our food not the quantity.
If it costs more and it’s hard to get, eat it!
Example: Good oils, Good chocolate, Nuts, Avocados
Good Fats – Bad Fats
Not all fat is created equal either just like carbs.
Video on how Olive oil is made – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aieNV3V4b_s
Video on how Canola is made, notice how they talk about saturated fat (not true) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omjWmLG0EAs
Corn, Soy, Canola is all highly refined with solvents, high temperatures. They are all Genetically Engineered. Studies are showing extremely high correlation with GE and liver and kidney problems.
Corn is high subsidized by the government with Corn receiving $77 billion dollars between 1995 and 2010. The ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 is 49:1. Increasing the probability of disease, including breast cancer, and depression. Optimal is 4:1
Canola is not made by God but rather scientists in 1986. It is toxic and marketed to be a health food.
Soy has no redeeming qualities. There are as many bad reasons to avoid soy and there are good reasons to use coconut oil
Polyunsaturated fats like Corn, Soy, and Canola have been shown to contribute to increased cancer and heart disease, immune system dysfunction, damage to the live, reproductive organs and lungs, digestive disorders, depressed learning ability, etc… They oxidize or go rancid when subjected to heat or oxygen causing free radicals.
Table showing the risk of eating partially hydrogenated oils:
|Cancer, by interfering with enzymes your body uses to fight cancer||Chronic health problems such as obesity, asthma, auto-immune disease, cancer, and bone degeneration|
|Diabetes, by interfering with the insulin receptors in your cell membranes||Heart disease, by clogging your arteries (Among women with underlying coronary heart disease, eating trans-fats increased the risk of sudden cardiac arrest three-fold!)|
|Decreased immune function, by reducing your immune response||Increase blood levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, while lowering levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol|
|Reproductive problems by interfering with enzymes needed to produce sex hormones||Interfering with your body’s use of beneficial omega-3 fats|
Toxic fats cause hardening or “frying” of the arteries. Colesterol comes to the rescue when these hard arteries tear. Colesterol patches the hole.
Of all foods we eat, polyunsaturated oils are rendered most dangerous by food processing. And they are in EVERYTHING.
Saturated fat has shown no correlation to heart disease. Animal fats are great for us.
Fat must be in the diet to utilize and access fat soluable vitamins like A, D and K.
Raw fats are crucial. Raw dairy is great. Eat egg yolk!! With their associated proteins, and eat raw pastured eggs. Saturated fat is good not bad. Find and pay for good butter and dairy. Eat cheese (not kraft). Olive oil, Coconut oil, Lard (not from the store it’s hydrogenated)
Enjoy Fat! God made it, He likes it. Eat it the way He made it. Don’t eat it if altered or created by man.