Healthy Fats for Life: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Essential Fatty Acids

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Wiley, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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You CAN eat fat and be healthy!

For years we have been told that "fat" is bad for us. But the low-fat and no-fat-diets designed to improve our health have instead created an overweight society with skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes. Recent scientific research has shown that certain types of essential fatty acids (EFAs) -- healthy fats -- improve immune and hormone functions, and play a vital role in treating all forms of degenerative disease, including cancer.

"Healthy Fats for Life" will help you to understand the difference between "good" fats and "bad" fats, while providing a simple plan for obtaining essential fats to reach optimum health. Learn how to: reduce your weightlower your cholesterolcontrol your diabetesprevent heart diseasereduce the risk of cancerimprove brain functiondevelop stronger bonesincrease your longevityeliminate arthritis symptomsprotect the prostateimprove fertilitygive birth to a healthier baby

You'll discover the important role of essential fatty acids for health and learn how to easily incorporate them into your diet to reduce the risks of disease.

"Casting fat as the enemy, despite the best of intentions, has created a host of health problems in recent years. Lorna Vanderhaeghe and Karlene Karst do an excellent job of clearing up this and other misconceptions about fat. They also provide readers with practical ways to evaluate dietary fats and fatty acid supplements."

--Julian Whitaker, MD, "Health and Healing" newsletter

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Contents

Win the War Against Weight
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Have a Love Affair with Fat
44
Boost Your Brain Improve Mental Health
59
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Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, B.Sc.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe is a medical journalist who has been researching and writing on the subject of nutritional medicine for over 20 years. Her list of accomplishments include: working at the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine at the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation; past editor-in-chief of Healthy Living Guide; senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (winner of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award in 1998).  She is currently an associate editor for Total Health magazine in the United States and alive magazine in Canada. Lorna is co-author of the awardwinning and bestselling book The Immune System Cure, now published in six countries, and translated into French, Dutch and German, and author of theCanadian bestseller Healthy Immunity:  Scientifically Proven Natural Treatments for Conditions from A-Z, released in September 2001.  Her most recent co-authored book, No More HRT: Menopause Treat the Cause, was released in September 2002. An internationally-known lecturer, she believes in empowering people with health knowledge so they can achieve optimal wellness. You can contact her through www.hormonehelp.com.

Karlene Karst, B.Sc., R.D.

Karlene Karst holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian. She provides technical and regulatory advice on essential fatty acids, as well as giving educational seminars, lectures and presentations to the public on the role of EFAs in nutrition and health. She previously worked as a clinical dietitian, teaching classes and providing counseling for nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular health. Karlene is currently the Nutrition and Education Specialist at Bioriginal Food and Science Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of essential fatty acids.  She can be contacted at www.fatsforhealth.com.

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