Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill: The Complete Guide to Fats, Oils, Cholesterol and Human Health

Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill: The Complete Guide to Fats, Oils, Cholesterol and Human Health

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Fat. Just the word is enough to make most people cringe. Yet few folks realize that the body literally cannot function without it—something that cannot be said about carbohydrates—or that many of our modern ills are linked to a deficiency in certain fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, all of which can be obtained only from fatty foods.

Author: Udo Erasmus
Pages: 456

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Fat. Just the word is enough to make most people cringe. Yet few folks realize that the body literally cannot function without it—something that cannot be said about carbohydrates—or that many of our modern ills are linked to a deficiency in certain fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, all of which can be obtained only from fatty foods.

In Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, author Udo Erasmus sets the record straight on nature’s most maligned food. He explains, in clear language meant for lay readers, just why the body cannot function properly without fatty acids such as those found in fish and flax oils. He also shows why, thanks to the damaging effects of food processing, unaltered sources of these vital “omega” fats are so difficult to find. He even goes to bat (to a degree) for saturated fats, reminding readers that these natural fats are utilized by the body for fuel and as building blocks in important structures such as cell membranes.

Those are fats that heal. What are the fats that kill? Unsurprisingly, artificial fats such as partially hydrogenated trans fats top the bill here. Erasmus details, again in clear, concise language, the biochemistry behind how these unnatural substances wreak havoc in the body—by punching holes in cell membranes, by disrupting the metabolism of good, essential fats, and by sabotaging energy flow between molecules.

More than a comprehensive book about fats and oils, Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill provides a solid overview of general nutrition, supporting the author’s belief that “foods and nutrition are the primary options for self-help in health.” Although the book does fall prey at times to the failed hypothesis that dietary cholesterol and saturated fat lead to heart disease, it is nevertheless a powerful antidote to the anti-fat hysteria that has spurred America’s rapid decline in health over the past thirty years.

From Amazon Customer Reviews:

“Dr. Erasmus does an excellent job of laying out the facts concerning the important role fats play in our overall quality of life. Those of us in America have been supplied with much mis-information by those seeking monetary gain at the expense of the health of the people. We have become ‘Fat’ conscience and prey for the greedy ‘food’ manufactures who have capitalized on ignorance. Dr. Erasmus does an excellent job in denouncing the myths about fats in the diet, pointing us to the well documented truth of the vital role ‘good fats’ plan in our body and the harmful effects of the highly processed fats. This book is an excellent resource manual that will not collect dust in the library of those truly interested in optimal health.”
—O.D. Idol, ND

“Fats That Heal Fats That Kill is a highly recommended book. The chapters are broken down into small sections and written in understandable terms. Let’s face it, the mass of the population are not scientifically trained and Udo has taken on the task of bridging the gap between the laboratory findings and the average person who’s health will benefit greatly from reading Fats That Heal Fats That Kill. On the otherhand, if you ARE interested in furthering your knowledge of what happens with fats in the body and the differences between them on a scientific level, the diagrams and explainations are excellent. I have come across much research in the last few years that supports Udo’s findings. Very exciting!”
—Nancy Turner, CNC

“This is a magnificent piece of work by Udo Erasmus, a true pioneer of health! If you’re looking to be informed and educated about fats and many other components that relate to nutrition of the human body, this is the book for you. What I really enjoyed about this book is that Udo exposes the manufacturing processes that turns healing fats into killing fats. He also explains the effects of these damaged fats on human health and discloses information that enables you to choose health-promoting oils. Healing fats are absolutely required, together with other nutrients, to prevent and reverse all degenerative diseases including heart disease, cancer, and Type II diabetes.”
—Dr. Matthew J. Loop

“This is one of the best nutrition books I have ever read. Dr. Urasmus shows in great detail how processing oils makes them bad for us. The book only covers dietary fat use, but that is one of the most important aspects of diet. It is also one of the most neglected. Most of the oils eaten by us today are unhealthy. If you have a chronic disease or are just interested in improving your diet you should read this book.”
—Gary L McCorkle

“Books on diet only scratch the surface compared to Udo’s Fats that Heal Fats that Kill. He removed himself from his career as a medical doctor to study nutrition because nowhere in the study of medicine did he find prevention—only drugs to take away the symptoms. So, he set out on a quest to find out how to prevent the major illnesses that take a deadly toll—diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and cancer. What he discovered is skillfully woven into a book that covers all the nutritional preventions for disease. His main subject—fats is categorized into healthy fats, such as vegatable oils, high EFAs (essentional fatty acids), and foods that contain these healthy fats, and unhealthy fats: hard fats (meat, diary) and the damaging man-made fats: hydrologized fat contained in shortening. By the end of this book you will have a comprehensive knowlege of keeping your health, even in an unhealthful environment. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to change and improve your overall health.”
—Rufusgirl

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Attribute Information
Weight 2 lbs
Author:

Udo Erasmus

Format:

Print

ISBN:

9780920470381

Pages:

456

Publisher:

Alive Books