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Fats that Heal… Fats that Kill

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Author:  Udo Erasmus

Udo Erasmus presents research on common and lesser-known oils with therapeutic potential: flax, olive, fish, evening primrose, borage, blackcurrent, and snake oil. He exposes the manufacturing processes that turn these healing fats into killing fats, explaining the effects these damaged fats have on human health.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements xix
Introduction xxi
Section 1 A Broader Context 1
1 Fatty Degeneration – The Importance of Fats 3
2 Foundations of Human Health 5
Section 2 Face Fats! Components of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol 11
3 Fatty Acids Overview 13
4 What’s in a Name? – Naming Fatty Acids 23
5 Hard Fats and Saturated Fatty Acids (SaFAs) 29
6 The Sugar-Fat Connection 31
7 Liquid Oils and Unsaturated Fatty Acids (UFAs) 39
8 The Healing Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) 43
9 Triglyceride Fats (TGs) 54
10 Phospholipids (PLs) and Membranes 58
11 Lecithin 62
12 Cholesterol 64
13 Essential Nutrients 73
Section 3 Fat Cats in the Fats Lane History, Oil Making, Toxic Products, and Promotion 83
14 A Brief History of Oil Making 85
15 The Business of Fats and Oils 90
16 From Seed to Oil – Commercial Oil Making Methods 93
17 From Oil to Margarine – Hydrogenation 100
18 Margarines, Shortenings, and Trans- Fatty Acids 106
19 Other Toxic Products 112
20 Erucic Acid: Toxic or Beneficial? 116
21 Light, Free Radicals, and Oils 118
22 Frying and Deep-Frying 125
23 Fractionation and Transesterification 129
24 Advertising and Jargon 132
25 Polyunsaturates and Superunsaturates 136
26 Vitamin E and Polyunsaturates 139
27 ‘Cold-pressed': A Meaningless Term 141
28 Making Oils with Human Health in Mind 144
29 Packaging and Storing Oils 146
30 Labeling Oil Products 148
Section 4 Fats and Figures – Fats in the Human Body 153
31 Body Fat 155
32 Fat Consumption and Daily Requirement 160
33 Digestion of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol 163
34 Metabolism of Fats and Oils 169
35 Vitamin and Mineral Co-Factors in Fat and Cholesterol Metabolism 172
36 Individuality 175
37 Orthomolecular Nutrition 178
38 Stress and the Battery of Life 185
39 Antioxidants and the Fire That is Life 190
40 Why Calorie Counting Fails and What to Do to Lose Weight 192
41 Blood Cholesterol = Plasma Lipoproteins = HDL, LDL, & Lp(a) 199
Section 5 The Fats of Life – Fats in Food Products 205
42 Diet Controversies 207
43 Rating Oils in Diets 210
44 How Fat are Your Foods? 213
45 Cholesterol in Foods 221
46 Meats 223
47 Mother’s Milk and Dairy Products 227
48 Poultry 231
49 Eggs 232
50 Oils in Seeds 235
51 Butter Verus Margarine 242
52 Tropical Fats 246
53 Hidden Junk Fats and Fat Substitutes 249
Section 6 New Research – New Fats Fat Finding Missions, Breakthroughs, Applications 251
54 Virgin Olive Oils – Unrefined Versus Refined 253
55 Oils from Fish and Seafoods: EPA and DHA 258
56 Snake Oil (EPA) and Patent Medicines 265
57 Evening Primrose, Borage, and Black Currant Oils: GLA 269
58 Prostaglandins (PGs) 275
59 Flax: LNA 279
60 Hemp: LA, LNA, and GLA 287
61 Exotic Oils 292
62 Oil and Protein Work Together 294
63 Budwig, Flax Oil, and Protein 298
64 Flax and Oil Blend Recipes 303
65 Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) 308
66 Alkylglycerols 309
67 Oils and Sunshine – Light and Health 310
68 Balanced Nutrition and Life-Style 315
Section 7 Fats and Fates – Fats and Degenerative Diseases 323
69 Changes in Fat Consumption and Degenerative Disease 325
70 Degenerative Diseases 327
71 Is the Cholesterol Theory Wrong? 331
72 Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) 338
73 Diabetes 341
74 Overweight and Constipation 343
75 Skin Conditions, Tanning Lotions, and Ozone 346
76 Female Conditions 350
77 Allergies, Arthritis, and Asthma 351
78 Addictions, Mental Illness, and Violence 356
79 ‘Bugs': Candida Yeast, Fungi, Bacteria, and Chronic Fatigue 358
80 Cancer 362
81 AIDS 369
82 Auto-Immune Conditions 372
83 Other Degenerative Conditions 375
84 Aging and Longevity 377
85 Infants and Oils 380
86 Athletes and Oils 384
87 Pets and Oils 388
88 The Business and Politics of Health 389
Section 8 Toward Total Health – Live Long and Feel Fat-astic 397
89 Recommendations for Health 399
90 The Biological Basis of Natural Therapies 407
91 Health as Wholeness 416
Abbreviations 425
Glossary 427
Bibliography 436
Index 444
About the Author 455
Services Provided 456