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Healthy Fats for Life: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Essential Fatty Acids

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You CAN eat fat and be healthy!

For years we have been told that "fat" is bad for us. But the low-fat and no-fat-diets designed to improve our health have instead created an overweight society with skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes. Recent scientific research has shown that certain types of essential fatty acids (EFAs) — healthy fats — improve immune and hormone functions, and play a vital role in treating all forms of ...

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Canada 2004 Soft Cover Revised & Updated 2nd Edition New 6 x 9 " 0470834897 2004 Paperback book...Updated & Revised 2nd Edition...BRAND NEW from 2004 publisher...Never opened, ... Never owned...Gift Giving quality...247 pages...For years we have been told that " fat " is bad for us...But the low-fat and no-fat diets designed to improve our health have instead created an overweight society with skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes...Recent scientific research has shown that certain types of essential fatty acids (EFAs)-healthy fats-improve immune and hormone functions, and play a vital role in treating all forms of degenerative disease, including cancer...Healthy Fats foir Life will help you to understand the difference between "good" fats and "bad" fats, while providing a simple plan for obtaining essntial fats to reach optimum health...Teaches how to reduce weight, lower cholesterol, control diabetes, prevent heart disease, reduce the risk of cancer, improve brain function, develop stronger bones, Read more Show Less

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Overview

You CAN eat fat and be healthy!

For years we have been told that "fat" is bad for us. But the low-fat and no-fat-diets designed to improve our health have instead created an overweight society with skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes. Recent scientific research has shown that certain types of essential fatty acids (EFAs) — healthy fats — improve immune and hormone functions, and play a vital role in treating all forms of degenerative disease, including cancer.

Healthy Fats for Life will help you to understand the difference between "good" fats and "bad" fats, while providing a simple plan for obtaining essential fats to reach optimum health. Learn how to:

  • reduce your weight
  • lower your cholesterol
  • control your diabetes
  • prevent heart disease
  • reduce the risk of cancer
  • improve brain function
  • develop stronger bones
  • increase your longevity
  • eliminate arthritis symptoms
  • protect the prostate
  • improve fertility
  • give birth to a healthier baby

You'll discover the important role of essential fatty acids for health and learn how to easily incorporate them into your diet to reduce the risks of disease.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470834893
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/5/2004
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 247
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, B.Sc.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe is a medical journalist who has been researching and writing on the subject of nutritional medicine for over 20 years. Her list of accomplishments include: working at the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine at the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation; past editor-in-chief of Healthy Living Guide; senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (winner of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award in 1998).  She is currently an associate editor for Total Health magazine in the United States and alive magazine in Canada. Lorna is co-author of the awardwinning and bestselling book The Immune System Cure, now published in six countries, and translated into French, Dutch and German, and author of theCanadian bestseller Healthy Immunity:  Scientifically Proven Natural Treatments for Conditions from A-Z, released in September 2001.  Her most recent co-authored book, No More HRT: Menopause Treat the Cause, was released in September 2002. An internationally-known lecturer, she believes in empowering people with health knowledge so they can achieve optimal wellness. You can contact her through www.hormonehelp.com.

Karlene Karst, B.Sc., R.D.

Karlene Karst holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian. She provides technical and regulatory advice on essential fatty acids, as well as giving educational seminars, lectures and presentations to the public on the role of EFAs in nutrition and health. She previously worked as a clinical dietitian, teaching classes and providing counseling for nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular health. Karlene is currently the Nutrition and Education Specialist at Bioriginal Food and Science Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of essential fatty acids.  She can be contacted at www.fatsforhealth.com.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction vii
1 The ABCs of EFAs 1
2 Win the War Against Weight 24
3 Type 2 Diabetes: You May Be at Risk 34
4 Heart Health: Have a Love Affair with Fat 44
5 Boost Your Brain, Improve Mental Health 59
6 Essential Fats for Mother, Infant and Child 70
7 Healthy Fats, Healthy Hormones 83
8 The Diet and Breast Cancer Link 100
9 Beautiful Skin Starts from Within 118
10 Optimal Oils for Bones and Joints 131
11 Prostate Protection 150
12 Healthy Fats for Healthy Digestion 158
13 Facts, Fallacies and Misconceptions 171
14 What to Look for in a Quality Product 193
Appendix Recipes for Health 208
Glossary 213
References 216
Resource Guide 229
Index 243
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