Is THIS Fat LIE Making You SICK?
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
The message has been received loud and clear: “Fat is BAD!”
Conventional medicine has been preaching the anti-fat message for decades now.
We’ve been told we should avoid it…
That eating “too much” fat will make US fat…
And that fat on our bodies triggers disease and death…
Here’s the thing.
This all-or-nothing fat-phobic message is off base. In fact, recent research proves fat PREVENTS some of those deadly diseases they’ve been ranting about!
But there IS a twist. Keep reading to discover what it is.
Fat is fat… right?
There are actually two kinds of fat found in the human body. There’s white fat, and there’s brown fat.
The white stuff is likely what you think of when I say fat. It’s the jiggly stuff we love to hate. And it’s where we store extra, unburned calories.
But brown fat is a horse of a different color.
Instead of storing energy, like white fat, brown fat BURNS it. It converts blood sugar (glucose) and fat molecules into heat to help you maintain your body temperature.
In other words, brown fat is beneficial. It burns calories, keeps you from shivering when it’s cold, and even regulates sugar and fat metabolism.
But it turns out its benefits don’t end there. Recent research has found folks who have MORE brown fat have a LOWER risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.
Scientists gathered data on 52,000 participants. And they discovered that folks with more detectable brown fat were less likely to suffer from heart disease and metabolic conditions like type 2 diabetes.
Having more brown fat slashed diabetes risk in half! Plus, it was linked to a lower risk for coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure.
Researchers are still working out precisely why disease risk plummets like this in the face of brown fat. But it’s likely brown fat’s habit of burning glucose.
After all, folks with more brown fat burn through 15 percent more calories than those who are low in the stuff. Plus, scientists theorize brown fat may be silently pumping out blood-pressure-regulating hormones.
To boost your own brown fat levels, begin by eating healthier.
The science on brown fat is still emerging. But there are hints that people who are healthier, to begin with, may produce more brown fat naturally. Try a low-carb diet with plenty of healthy fats.
There’s also evidence you can increase brown fat by…
- Exposing yourself to the cold (try turning down the thermostat or cold showers)
- Regularly exercising
- Consuming caffeine
- Raising vitamin B5 (pantothenate acid) levels with foods like sunflower seeds, eggs, dairy, and lentils
Remember, not all fat is created equal. Bump up your brown fat levels to ward off disease.
P.S. Ever since we started eating low-fat, Americans have been getting FATTER and UNHEALTHIER. To discover the truth about fat in your diet, CLICK HERE.
“Brown adipose tissue is associated with cardiometabolic health.” Nat Med (2021). doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-1126-7
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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