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Bad Fats vs. Smart Fats

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: For the past many decades, we were told that fat is bad news. Emerging research has proven that is not the case.
Air Date: 3/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Steven Masley, MD
Steven-MasleySteven Masley, M.D., is a physician, nutritionist, author, speaker, and award-winning patient educator. He has devoted his medical career to the study of heart disease and aging, and has published significant research on these subjects in leading medical journals. His passion is empowering people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes. 

Dr. Masley has received the award of Fellow from three prestigious organizations: the American Heart Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, and he teaches programs at Eckerd College. Dr. Masley sees patients from across North America at the Masley Optimal Health Center in St Petersburg, FL. 

Dr. Masley has published several health books, SMART FAT, The 30 Day Heart Tune-Up, Ten Years Younger, and numerous scientific articles. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Today Show, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), plus over 250 media interviews. He also completed a chef internship at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Seattle and has performed cooking demonstrations at Canyon Ranch, Pritikin Longevity Center, and on multiple television appearances.
Dr. Jason Jones has been a practicing Chiropractor and advocate for natural health and healing since 2000. Dr. Jones owns and operates a very successful family oriented private practice in Elizabeth City, NC. In addition he is the host of the very popular podcast, Healthy Families Made Easy, on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud, where he interviews health experts on a regular basis to teach families how to grow healthier together. He loves being active from running half marathons, marathons, obstacles races, martial arts and functional fitness. Dr. Jones also deep passion for nutrition and teaching others to live their very best lives and speaks regularly to groups and organizations to get the message of natural health out to the masses.
  • Book Title: Smart Fat
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/masleymd/
Bad Fats vs. Smart Fats
For the past many decades, we were told that fat is bad news.

Fat makes you fatter and it clogs your arteries. 

Emerging research has proven that is not the case.

In fact, the concept of a "low-fat" diet can actually cause harm to your body, including making your body more inflamed, worsening your cholesterol profile and throwing your blood sugar regulatory system out of whack. 

However, you must differentiate between bad fats and what Dr. Steven Masley calls "smart" fats.

Bad fats: clinically shown to be harmful. Hydrogenated trans fats (margarine, French fries, fried chicken, etc. that are cooked in fryers) as well as toxic fats (hormones, antibiotics, pesticides/insecticides that can be found in animal protein).
Smart fats: olive oil, nuts and nut oils, coconut oil, fish oil, avocado. 

Toxic fats can disrupt hormone function and blood sugar regulation, as well as accelerate aging.

Something to keep in mind is that even if you're using good fats, if you cook them at too high of a temperature, you're making them toxic.

Listen in as Dr. Masley joins Dr. Susanne to explain the difference between bad fats and smart fats, as well as what eating smart fats can do for your health.