Are You Fat Phobic?
Guest post by Dr. Hilary Taglio, D.C.
For most of our lives, we have heard that saturated fats (like butter) are unhealthy and make you fat. I realize this is going against everything you have probably heard; however, did you know that eating the right kinds of saturated healthy fats actually decreases inflammation, balances hormones and stabilizes blood sugar levels? It is not the healthy, saturated fats, but the trans-fats and hydrogenated fats that are toxic and the cause of disease.
Two Types of Cholesterol
Cholesterol has also been vilified in our culture. Cholesterol is vitally important for healthy cellular function and makes up much of our cell's plasma membrane, nucleus, chromosomes, DNA, nuclear matrix, mitotic spindles and aids in normal cell division.
Several recent studies are showing that consuming cholesterol does not negatively affect cholesterol profiles. In fact, eating clean, healthy cholesterol actually improves them.
Some Fats are Heart-Healthy
According to the USDA and the U.S. Census Bureau, we ate about 20 pounds of butter per capita a hundred years ago. In recent years that number is less than 6 pounds per capita; however, heart disease has only gotten worse. The Framingham study found that people who ate more healthy fats and cholesterol were more active and weighed less with no heart disease.
Examples of Healthy Fats
- Organic, Raw (unpasteurized) butter
- Organic, Raw Milk and cheeses (Cow or Goat)
- Cold Water, wild seafood from clean waters
- Organic Eggs
- Fat from wild game or organic, grass-fed animals
- Fresh organic or wild raw nuts and seeds (not from bins), soaked/sprouted
- Coconut water/milk/cream/meat extracted from fresh coconuts; whole canned (not in aseptic boxes, without fillers/additives)
Heal Your Body with Nutrition
Our office specializes in Functional Nutrition and Balancing the Nervous System to help heal body imbalances and dysfunction. We are always happy to meet with you to discuss your needs as an individual and if our services may be of benefit to you. Consultations are always complimentary.
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As a wife and mother of two active little boys, Dr. Taglio understands that life is busy and can easily get out of balance. She knows how important healthy habits are in maintaining a healthy family. She is committed to addressing the whole body and takes a multi-pronged approach to improving the function of the nervous system, by removing nerve interference through chiropractic, addressing nutritional components and incorporating neuromuscular re-education to maintain spinal health and stability. She has made it her mission to help people not only feel great, but also help them reach their highest potential, in whatever their endeavors are. She has a love for children and their healing through chiropractic and nutrition.
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