As you might expect, it depends on the kind of fat. As I wrote about a few weeks ago, the standard advice from the 1970s and 80s about following a low-fat diet turned out to be less healthy than including “good” fats from foods like nuts and olive oil. Another recent scientific paper from Australia,
Conventional physicians are not always known for their open-mindedness about natural therapies, such as nutritional and herbal supplements. However, in light of good scientific research, they cannot keep their eyes closed to the benefits.
Results of a new research study were presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology that showed a new supplement led to significant lowering of prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in prostate cancer patients.
If you’re a patient or a regular reader of my articles, you know that one supplement that I often recommend is fish oil — a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are essential to our health, because our bodies cannot make them from any other type of fat. The many benefits of omega-3 fats include:
- Cardiovascular health benefits
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Psychological and behavioral health improvement
- Improved bone density
You know you’re mostly not human, right?
When you count the microorganisms living in your gastrointestinal tract, skin, and respiratory tract will, there are ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells in your body. We are ecosystems, rather than single organisms. If 20th century nutrition was the discovery of vitamins, proteins,