Then while reading about the recent Weston Price Foundation's Wise Traditions conference that was just held, I stumbled upon this video from cardiac surgeon Dr. Donald Miller on why saturated fats are good for us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRe9z32NZHY. This is almost an hour long speech, but well worth making time to watch to understand why the cholesterol theory of heart disease is wrong and how our politicians and government bureaucrats have steered America down the wrong eating path.
What is common to both Dr. Cousens and Dr. Miller's talks is that trans fats are bad, refined seed oils are bad, refined carbohydrates, i.e. white flour and white sugar is bad for our health. And they both agree that we need saturated fats for good health. Dr. Cousens & Dr. Miller agree that the chloesterol theory of heart disease is wrong. The science used to justify this theory was taken out of context. Researchers and doctors manipulated the data to get the results they wanted...hmmm.
Bottom line takeaway no matter where you are on the spectrum of diets, whether, vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, paleo or primal...ditch the modern processed junk peddled to us by corporations. Crisco = crystalized corn oil created by P&G and originally sold for candles and soap. When the candle market started shrinking, the smart marketers at P&G created a new use. Corporations are concerned about the bottom line first & foremost. And if it so happens that it's also good for humanity, then we just got lucky.