ATnT Organics & Green May – June 2011: Organic Eating Pt. II

Posted: May 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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Aesthetic Trends & Technologies
May - June 2011
Organics & Green Department

Organic Eating

GOOD FATS, FATS TO AVOID,
AND FATS TO EMBRACE – PART II

By Craig Koniver, M.D.
Contributing Editor & Advisor

As a continuation of last issue’s article which looked at understanding the importance of healthy fat, this article provides information on fats to avoid, and which fats to embrace.

THE HERO – GOOD FATS
Back in the 1960s a group of physicians were studying the effect of red meat and the rates of colon cancer. Unfortunately, instead of interpreting the data scientifically, these doctors made the mistake of attributing higher rates of colon cancer to saturated fat intake. They reported their findings; and as a result, this had a significant impact on how the rest of the science community viewed saturated fat. Up until this time, food items such as butter, coconut oil, and animal fat were a large part of our diets. But this all changed and, unfortunately, changed for the worse. Along came soybean oil, corn oil, and canola oil — all polyUNsaturated fats. These were all deemed as “healthy,” and as a result they slowly but surely replaced all the saturated fats in our diets.

This continues through today where all of the “good fats,” many of which are saturated, are now labeled as “bad fats.” This includes butter, coconut oil, and animal fat. Those healthy items have been mislabeled as unhealthy and for many people are quarantined and restricted to a once-a-year allowance, if that. Our grocery stores are now laden with canola oil, margarine, and chemical substances we have been misled into thinking are healthy for us, when in fact, these substances are more closely related to…READ ON - Download Full Article NOW!

Dr. Koniver

About Dr. Koniver
Craig Koniver, M.D., is a graduate of Brown University and Jefferson Medical College and has been a family practitioner for a decade. He opened Primary Plus Organic Medicine, LLC in Charleston, SC in 2006. When not working, Dr. Koniver enjoys spending time at the beach with his wife and two children. For more information, visit Dr. Koniver on the web: primary-plus.com. See Dr. Koniver’s feature every issue in the Aesthetic Trend’s Organics & Green department directly relating to Organic Medicine topics.

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