Butter vs. Margarine

MYTH:  If you value the health of your arteries, you’ll consume margarine instead of butter. TRUTH:  Butter is the healthier choice.  Dr. Zoltan Rona writes in his book, The Joy of Health, margarine is nothing more than “plastic butter”.  Under … Continue reading

Eggs & Cholesterol

MYTH:  The cholesterol in eggs can plug your arteries. TRUTH:  Eggs are a near perfect food.  They provide the highest quality dietary protein and every mineral and vitamin (except vitamin C).  The cholesterol content of the egg yolk has little … Continue reading

Cholesterol, Elevated

High blood cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) usually have little or nothing to do with the amount of cholesterol eaten.  Cholesterol is a vital bodily substance.  It is a constituent of bile; it helps to convert sunlight into vitamin D; it is … Continue reading

Saturated Fats

MYTH:  Saturated fats cause heart attacks. TRUTH: If that were true, the population of rural North America would have died off generations ago. The first documented heart attack was recorded in 1910.  For over a century before that saturated fats were … Continue reading

Polyunsaturated Oils

MYTH:  Polyunsaturated vegetable oils prevent heart disease. TRUTH:  Polyunsaturated oils may actually contribute to the incidence of heart disease. Contrary to popular misconception, polyunsaturated oils do not prevent heart disease.  On the contrary, they may contribute to it.  As our … Continue reading

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