Everybody's got an opinion about fats, and the recommendations change daily. Is it margarine or butter, olive oil or canola? Before you break out the lard in frustration, read THE FACTS ABOUT FATS. Cutting through the bewildering array of conflicting information like a warm knife through butter, this thoroughly researched guide separates fact from rumor once and for all. Exposing margarine and refined oils as major contributors to heart disease, cancer, immune system weakness, and other serious health problems, this revised and updated edition of THE FACTS ABOUT FATS discusses essential fatty acids, the wonders of flax seed oil, the various refining processes, and the newest research on "good" fats and "bad" fats. Written in an honest and hard-hitting style, this is the most accessible, straightforward guide on the shelf.
About the Author: Born in New York and raised in Northern California, the late John Finnegan studied life sciences and social sciences at San Francisco State University and the College of Marin. The author of nine books and a lecturer and seminar leader, Finnegan worked in several holistic medical centers as a nutritional and environmental consultant. BOB WALBERG, who works as a master herbalist and nutritionist, revised this classic consumer's guide. Bob is one of the founders of the flax oil industry and has been involved with alternative health since the 1970s.