A big fat lie

How would you feel if you had been fed a big fat lie, that a high 'good' fat diet is good for you, and especially good for your hormone health?

Well I'm here to burst this big fat bubble, good fat, bad fat, it's all fat!

Our 10 to 15% of low fat intake should be coming from wholefoods, not refined oils, and the best place for these oils are our hair and skin, not our mouth.

Saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated, it's all fat and it's clogging your arteries, slowing your blood flow and stopping vital nutrients getting to where they need to. 

With the amount of fad information being spread through books, studies, the Internet, no wonder we have an epidemic of hormone disorders worldwide; hypothyroid, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, diabetes and many many more.

For as long as we stay high fat 'good or bad', getting well will not happen, it comes back to sense, how can 'high fat' really be good for our health, especially fat from animal products - any statements supporting this will be backed by the dairy and meat industry. We must remember, there's a system in place, and we are the human experiment.

You may be thinking "well I'm not overweight", but this is only half of it. We can still be slim and still be harming our body and specifically our hormones. I know this because I was high fat for a long time and always stayed within normal weight, but my hormones were a wreck; hypothyroid, severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and anxiety.

There is a ton of real scientific evidence to back this statement I am making, as I know to the majority this is going to confuse things even more, but this needs to be understood. Because if it's not, you won't get off this not-so-merry-go-round, moving from one fad diet to the next, staying sick, tired and on medication, possibly leading to different forms of cancer, diabetes and any kind of hormonal disorder.

You've been lied to, so I'm here to share the truth with you, taking you one step closer to optimum health.

Scientific references (not pseudo science):

Dietary Fat Intake and Development of Specific Breast Cancer Subtypes. J Natl Cancer Inst. Published online April 9th, 2014. Sieri S, Chiodini P, Agnoli C, et al.

Effects of a dietary intervention and weight change on vasomotor symptoms in the Women's Health Initiative. Kroenke CH1, Caan BJ, Stefanick ML, Anderson G, Brzyski R, Johnson KC, LeBlanc E, Lee C, La Croix AZ, Park HL, Sims ST, Vitolins M, Wallace R.

Influence of dietary fat and carbohydrates proportions on plasma lipids, glucose control and low-grade inflammation in patients with type two diabetes - The TOSCA.IT Study. Vitale M1, Masulli M1, Rivellese AA1, Babini AC2, Boemi M3, Bonora E4, Buzzetti R5, Ciano O1, Cignarelli M6, Cigolini M4, Clemente G1, Citro G7, Corsi L8, Dall'Aglio E9, Del Prato S10, Di Cianni G11, Dolci MA12, Giordano C13, Iannarelli R14, Iovine C1, Lapolla A15, Lauro D16, Leotta S17, Mazzucchelli C18, Montani V19, Perriello G20, Romano G1, Romeo F21, Santarelli L22, di Cola RS1, Squatrito S23, Tonutti L24, Trevisan R25, Turco AA1, Zamboni C26, Riccardi G1, Vaccaro O27.

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