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Christine Cronau on Why Saturated Fat is Good For Us: Low Carb Down Under

Christine is the author of The Fat Revolution and Great Health is a Piece of Cake.

In her presentation at the Low Carb Down Under in Byron, the lean Christine soundly dispelled the myths surrounding the conventional wisdom that saturated fat is bad for us and damages our heart health.

She showed us some before and after pictures of herself (including herself after having children) and gave us an idea of how much butter and other fats she and her family consume on a weekly basis (evidence enough for any skeptic of the “fat doesn’t make you fat” message!)

Christine Cronau

Christine’s message was that it is actually an overconsumption of sugar, grains and polyunsaturated oils, along with our phobia of cholesterol that has put us in the situation we are in today with escalating chronic disease and obesity.

Our brains are made out of saturated fat, we are literally “fat-heads” and if we are not putting the building blocks into our bodies in the form of natural fats, we are stunting:

  • Our brains, including our cognition & emotions
  • Our bodies ability to heal and grow new cells
  • Our production of sex hormones & our fertility
  • Our energy levels, and
  • Our youthful looks, so we will look old and haggard before our time.

Saturated fat could possibly be the most underrated (and cheapest!) beauty therapy

(More than enough incentive for me to start planning how I can get in some more lard, beef tallow, bone marrow and ghee!)

Most of us plan our financial retirement but we forget to plan our health”  ~  Christine Cronau

This is a recording of Christine’s presentation in Melbourne

You can find more of Christine’s work here.

Summaries of the other Low Carb Down Under Byron Presentations:

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9 Responses to Christine Cronau on Why Saturated Fat is Good For Us: Low Carb Down Under

  1. Edward Hutchinson Tuesday 26 March, 2013 at 7:32 PM #

    Zoe Harcombe in the UK has recently has a peer review paper published showing how Ancel Keys used a dishonest classification of “Saturated Fat” when compiling the data for The Seven Countries Study. So he was cheating right from the start of the study.

    The paper is open access from this link Food for Thought: Have We Been Giving the Wrong Dietary Advice? third down in list.

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