These feature articles focused on understanding the various types of fats and oils.
Vol. 14, No. 3
Unhealthy Vegetable Oils?: Does Food Industry Ignore Science?
CJ Puotinen writes that as soon as a polyunsaturated vegetable oil is exposed to even low temperatures it is enough to cause its toxic decomposition.
Polyunsaturated Vegetable Seed Oils
Wayne Martin, B.S., discusses new research on unhealthy fats, platelets, asprin, magnesium, prostaglandins, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and Anturane.
Vol. 14, No. 4
Fat Facts: Trans-Fats and Saturated Fats
Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., shows how saturated fatty acids raise HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, whereas the trans fatty acids lower HDL; the author is an authority on healthy oils. She points out the benefits of healthy saturated fats such as coconut oil, palm oil and good, organic butter.
Vol. 15, No. 1
Benefits of Palm and Coconut Oil and How a P.R. Campaign Led to Unhealthy Diets
Beatrice Trum Hunter, M.A., explains how trans fats are not saturated fats, so read here about the misleading information about healthy palm and coconut oil. Palm and coconut oils, predominately saturated, nevertheless are healthy oils and have been part of the diet for centuries.
Vol. 15, No. 2
Some Vegetable Oils May Cause Vision Loss
Bruce Fife, N.D., writes that studies are showing if your diet includes soybeans, corn, and other processed vegetable oils, you are at high risk for developing age-related macular degeneration. Coconut oil may help prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
Cooked, Certain Vegetable Oils Can Be Toxic
News from the Coconut Research Center shows that high amounts of a toxin associated with heart disease and neurological disorders is accumulated in cooked vegetable-based oils. The toxin does not arise in saturated oils such as coconut oil or animal fat. According to research, the safest oil to use for cooking is coconut oil, which has the lowest percent of linoleic acid.
Vol. 15, No. 3
Coconut Oil: A New Treatment for AIDS
Bruce Fife, N.D., asserts that though coconut oil may appear to be an unlikely solution, recent medical research shows that it holds great promise in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
The Benefits of EFAs
Stephen Leverett, D.O., notes that any unrelated disorders, including cancer, heart attacks, migraine headaches, depression, psoriasis ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis; high cholesterol, ADHD, diabetes and asthma may in fact all have something in common. Individuals with these ailments may be partially or substantially deficient in omega-3 fatty acids.
Vol. 16, No. 3
Why Essential Fatty Acids Are Necessary
Pam Rotella notes that essential fatty acids, or “good fats,” are now widely recognized as essential to good health. She relates that most Americans are deficient in important fatty acids due to over processing and poor dietary practices.
Vol. 16, No. 5
Budwig’s Flax Oil Diet: A Research Brief.
Healing Cancer with Flax Oil: A personal story.
Vol. 18, No. 3
Diabetes and Virgin Coconut Oil
Bruce Fife, N.D., explains how coconut oil stabilizes blood glucose and increases metabolism, thus playing a role in reversing diabetes.
Vol. 19, No. 4
Fats: Safer Choices for Your Frying Pan & Your Health
Caroline Barringer, N.T.P., presents evidence that the most stable and healthful fats for cooking and occasional frying at higher temperatures are certain animal fats and tropical oils in the saturated fat family.
Vol. 19, No. 6
Cooking with Grape Seed or Rice Bran Oil?
Caroline Barringer, N.T.P., offers more evidence about intelligent cooking with oils, showing that their safety depends on their polyunsaturate content.
Vol. 20, No. 4
Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease
Bruce Fife, N.D., presents clear evidence and anecdote that medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are essential for neuroregeneration.