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Good Fat Bad Fat

By Damon Miller

There is no topic that is more confusing than fats and nutrition. Recent recommendations on what a healthy diet looks like for people in the United States would have us eating far more healthy fats than before, but the education about what is a healthy fat and what is an unhealthy fat is hard information […]

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Cholesterol! Revealing information about today’s Hot Topic.

By Carlyle Coash

Time to pull out your favorite headphones, plug in your iPod (or phone, laptop, tablet, 8 Track) and get ready for the OrganicMD podcast! Worried about your Cholesterol? These days you might be – especially with all the information and MIS-information about the subject. This week Dr. Miller tackles the subject with reckless abandon to […]

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Dr. Miller’s Talk on Fats and Essential Fatty Acids

By Damon Miller

Years of negative associations of dietary fat with calories, body fat, cholesterol, and cancer have resulted in a general attitude that foods containing fats are simply to be avoided. Many food manufacturers have taken advantage of this attitude by modifying fat content and labeling wherever possible to tout “low-fat” as equivalent to “heart healthy” foods. Advertisements for such foods further instill the notion that dietary fat is bad. Amid the clamor over the largely mistaken problems associated with dietary fats, many very real problems have been created by the large-scale use of modified fats by food suppliers. Individuals do not feel the effects of poor dietary fat intake on the short term because of the presence of many protective mechanisms that cause health threats from fatty acid deficiencies and imbalances to be insidious and unrecognized.