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Why Animal Fats Are Good for You

August 7, 2012

by Chris Masterjohn

via Cholesterol and

The video of my 2012 Low-Carb Cuirse Lecture, “Why Animal Fats Are Good for You,” is now up on YouTube! And that, of course, is thanks to Terry and Pam Young of “Make it Fun and it Will Get Done.” Since a considerable portion of my talk involves the development of a “common sense” approach to animal fat based on the work of Weston Price, I thought this would be a good place to post the link to the videos.

Here’s a basic breakdown of my talk:

•Animal fats are an important source of fat-soluble vitamins and were an important part of traditional diets associated with good health, and were replaced by refined foods during the nutritional transition to modern foods documented by Weston Price and during the latter half of the twentieth century in the United States and other industrialized countries after the advent of the diet-heart hypothesis.

•The available evidence does not support the diet-heart hypothesis.

•Thus, animal fats should be viewed in a common-sense way as an important source of nutrition. Rather than declaring some particular amount of animal fat that everyone needs to consume, we should regard these fats as important parts of our menu, from which we take as much as we need. Finally, we should enjoy them!

Here’s Part One of the video:

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