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Fats and Oils in a Nutshell: Everyday Use for Health and Happiness
Fats and Oils in a Nutshell: Everyday Use for Health and Happiness
Fats and Oils in a Nutshell: Everyday Use for Health and Happiness
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Fats and Oils in a Nutshell: Everyday Use for Health and Happiness, 66 pp.

The information in this book was initially published as a three-part series called "Fats and Oils in a Nutshell" by Dennis Willmont in Macrobiotics Today, 2007.

In turn, the information from this article was organized, adapted, and shortened from the authorí»s 2007 Fat Chance: Surviving the Cholesterol Controversy and Beyond, which is a longer and fully detailed book on using fats and oils naturally and responsibly. Good fats and oils are crucially important in maintaining health because they regulate cellular metabolism. They enable toxins to get out of the cells and nutrients to get in. Bad fats and oils block this process and set the stage for Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. To prevent these killers, you need to know how to tell the good fats and oils from the bad ones and how to use them properly.

This book provides you with all the simple basics you need to use fats and oils for optimum health safely and responsibly by understanding the following topics:

  • Distinguishing the good fats and oils from the bad ones
  • Understanding the destructive impact of industrially processed fats and oils
  • Avoiding labeling scams such as "cold pressed" and "extra virgin"
  • Avoiding the negative impact of heating oils industrially and in the kitchen
  • Knowing what fats and oils to use and why
  • Understanding the crucial function of Omega 3s
  • Knowing how to balance the Yin-Yang function of the Body/Mind with fats and oils
"Fats and Oils in a Nutshell" simplifies the complicated field of fats and oils so anybody can use these foods properly. You won't get this information from your doctors or from conventional medicine. All you need to understand are a few basic principles to get started right away to secure your health and that of your loved ones. This book is ideal for those who just want to know what to do without having to study charts and chemistry or take drugs. That information is covered in "Fat Chance: Surviving the Cholesterol Controversy and Beyond." "Fats and Oils in a Nutshell," in contrast just shows you what to do. Look for the companion audio CD coming soon.

Dennis Willmont has been practicing acupuncture, Taijiquan and Daoist meditation over thirty years. In the early 1980s, Mr. Willmont created and directed the first professional program of Shiatsu and Acupressure Therapy in North America. His unique blend of scholarship and intuition has led to the formation of a multi-volume series on the energetics and Body/Mind/Spirit connection in ancient acupuncture. Dennis uses natural foods, essential oils, and Chinese herbs in his acupuncture practice in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents
Part I: Macrobiotic Conceptions of Fats and Oils 7
  • General Use 7
  • Fats and Oils Are Bad Anyway, Arení»t They? 9
  • How Bad Is Vegetable Oil Processing? 15
    Part II: Using Oils Cooked Versus Raw 21
  • General Confusion 21
  • Are Oils Really Too Yin? 21
  • The Destructive Action of Heat on Oils 26
    Part III: The Importance of Omega 3s 33
  • Omega 3s Serve a Crucial Yin Function 33
  • Omega 3 Sources 36
  • Omega 3 Conversion Difficulties 42
  • Heat, Cooking, and the Omega 3s 44
  • The Yin and Yang of Essential Fatty Acids 45
    Authorí»s Bio 52
    Endnotes 54
  • Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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    5 of 5 The 411 on Fats and Oils May 12, 2012
    Reviewer: Maureen Roy, MPH from Topanga, CA United States  
    This title gets you up to speed on not only the basic information you need on selecting healthy fats and oils, but also related factors such as omega-3.   Read this before the next time you shop for fats and oils.

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