The Skinny on Fats

I have a lot of respect for The Weston A. Price Foundation, their Founder Sally Fallon and the Chapter organizers and the board. As a member since 2003, I must say that they are top leaders in food and nutrition education. I enjoy reading their Journal and their website, as I find their material to be thorough and interesting to read.

Here is the skinny on the fats and oils:

The Skinny on Fats

By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon

From: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, Second Edition by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, PhD. © 1999 New Trends Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. To order contact

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Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormonelike substances. Fats as part of a meal slow down absorption so that we can go longer without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes.

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One response to “The Skinny on Fats

  1. I never believed the FAT HOAX, I always used butter, olive oil, flax seed oil, lard from healthy pigs and tallow from cows not force fed on corn, and when and if I can get it – raw, unpasteurized farm fresh milk from bio-dynamic farms. I am pretty close to 70 and have no cholesterol, nor do I have high blood pressure. (and-by the way-the heart is not a pump- see Dr. Tom Cowan’s book: The Fourfold Path to Healing, the companion book to Sally Fallon’s book. It is good to understand our bodies from a different perspective, which is found in this book…good luck to all — in the difficult job of finding healthy foods. Many blessings from Marianne in Canada

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