Over the last several blogs, we have been dispelling some food myths that have been around for decades. You learned that cholesterol is good, fat doesn’t make us fat, and canola oil is not real food. A review of food myths would not be complete if we don’t address the vilification of the egg. Eggs
With the election coming up a a few weeks, I think this subject is worth another re-visit. Let me just preface this blog by saying that I am not opposed to Obamacare. Back in July after Obamacare passed, I wrote about my perspective as a physician of the reform. There are many good things about Obamacare.
Have you ever eaten a canola plant? I didn’t think so. So what is this canola oil that we are eating? The word canola originated from “Canadian oil”. Canola was bred from the Rapeseed plant by crossing with other plants in order to reduce a toxic component, erudic acid, that was not safe to consume.
I borrowed the title quote from David Perlmutter, MD, a neurologist and expert on the role of nutrition in brain health and neurological disease. Like cholesterol, fat has been vilified by the media for decades (if you missed it, read last week’s blog “Cholesterol is a good thing”). One of the biggest health misconceptions is that
Forget everything you have ever heard about cholesterol and let me give you some facts: Here are some reasons why cholesterol is good: Cholesterol is a building block of every cell in your body. Cholesterol is important for your brain function. Cholesterol is the building block for hormones like estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and DHEA. Vitamin