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

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

by Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, Karlene Karst

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Healthy Fats for Life: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Essential Fatty Acids by Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, Karlene Karst

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.

"Casting fat as the enemy, despite the best of intentions, has created a host of health problems in recent years. Lorna Vanderhaeghe and Karlene Karst do an excellent job of clearing up this and other misconceptions about fat. They also provide readers with practical ways to evaluate dietary fats and fatty acid supplements."

—Julian Whitaker, MD, Health and Healing newsletter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470834893
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/05/2004
Edition description: 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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

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

Table of Contents

1The ABCs of EFAs1
2Win the War Against Weight24
3Type 2 Diabetes: You May Be at Risk34
4Heart Health: Have a Love Affair with Fat44
5Boost Your Brain, Improve Mental Health59
6Essential Fats for Mother, Infant and Child70
7Healthy Fats, Healthy Hormones83
8The Diet and Breast Cancer Link100
9Beautiful Skin Starts from Within118
10Optimal Oils for Bones and Joints131
11Prostate Protection150
12Healthy Fats for Healthy Digestion158
13Facts, Fallacies and Misconceptions171
14What to Look for in a Quality Product193
AppendixRecipes for Health208
Resource Guide229

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