January 2012 
 Dr. Tara Skye Goldin's Newsletter, The Healthy Fats Issue!.
 Natural Medicine That Gets Results!
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Happy New Year to one and all! I hope that you all survived the holiday season and that it was enjoyable and restful for all of you. I am back from a road trip to Big Sur where I broke all of my own rules... sat all day, ate dinner late and went straight to bed many nights, etc etc, but it was worth it, I tell you! But now back to my health routines.

Which brings me to Fat. Most people know by now that I work with, among other things, weight loss, but I am dedicating this newsletter to FAT. Healthy dietary fats and oils, that is. Once upon a time those of us who were dieting or watching our weight went for low fat foods. My refrigerator was, in my early 20's, filled with low fat margarine (I shudder to think what was actually in it today), low fat or no fat yogurt, skim milk, sorbet, diet soda ( I know!!!) etc. I never lost weight and was always battling those extra pounds despite being a vegetarian, despite exercising like crazy. Also my joints and muscles always ached. Exercise recovery took forever, and I was in my 20's! You are supposed to be able to do almost ANYTHING in your 20's!! Something was really off kilter. Misery! Along with eating way too many carbs back in the day, another thing that was missing from my diet was... FAT! Good fat. And all the Vitamin D's and fat soluble vitamins and Omega 3 fatty acids that went along with it. So healthy fat, so lacking in the standard average American diet, is a key to health and longevity. I hope that you find this newsletter useful and informative! Blessings for the new year! I have a gut feeling that this year will be a good one!

Also remember that I am offering $50.00 off of the 1st 5 weeks for anyone who signs up for the Ultra Lite Weight Loss Program this month. Call my office for more details. And I am now offering Ultra Lite via skype for clients who do not live in the Boulder area!

 The "Skinny" on Fats
 Does a high fat diet really increase coronary artery disease?

Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormonelike substances. Fats as part of a meal slow down absorption so that we can go longer without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes.

Politically Correct Nutrition is based on the assumption that we should reduce our intake of fats, particularly saturated fats from animal sources. Fats from animal sources also contain cholesterol, presented as the twin villain of the civilized diet. From the Weston A. Price Foundation

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 The Oiling of America
 Throw away your margarine and eat real organic butter!

In 1954 a young researcher from Russia named David Kritchevsky published a paper describing the effects of feeding cholesterol to rabbits.1 Cholesterol added to vegetarian rabbit chow caused the formation of atheromas-plaques that block arteries and contribute to heart disease. Cholesterol is a heavy weight molecule-an alcohol or a sterol-found only in animal foods such as meat, fish, cheese, eggs and butter. In the same year, according to the American Oil Chemists Society, Kritchevsky published a paper describing the beneficial effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids for lowering cholesterol levels.2 Polyunsaturated fatty acids are the kind of fats found in large amounts in highly liquid vegetable oils made from corn, soybeans, safflower seeds and sunflower seeds. (Monounsaturated fatty acids are found in large amounts in olive oil, palm oil and lard; saturated fatty acids are found in large amounts in fats and oils that are solid at room temperature, such as butter, tallows and coconut oil.) From the Weston A. Price Foundation

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 Fish Oil : The Fountain of Youth!

Fish oil, made from the tissue of oily fish-such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, lake trout and sardines-has many health benefits. Fish oil contains important Omega-3 fatty acids , most notably eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and decosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to have health benefits ranging from reducing the risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease to combating depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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I have been helping to improve the health of Boulder area families since 1993!