Episode 12: Fat, Part 1 – How You’ve Been Misled to Believe Fat Is Bad for You

May 05, 2024

Welcome to Episode 12 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!

This 21-minute episode is part 1 of 2-episode discussion on dietary fat, the fat that you eat.

In this episode, we discuss the unbelievable story of where the anti-fat narratives and lies came from, and how they became nutritional dogma and integrated into governmental dietary guidelines.

Learning the story of how fat became vilified was extremely important because it helped me throw out the anti-fat narratives that have been in my head since I was a child. There is a tremendous amount of scientific evidence that supports the importance of fat in the diet for good health, and particularly the saturated animal fats that are so often vilified.

Fat is an extremely important nutrient and food, and it’s so important to make sure that you’re eating enough of it, and more importantly, eating the right kinds of fat. These two episodes will help you to choose the best and most nourishing fats for your health.

Where to Listen:

Show Links and Resources:

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

Re-evaluation of the traditional diet-heart hypothesis: analysis of recovered data from Minnesota Coronary Experiment (1968-73)

Scientific American: Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice

Saturated Fat in Meat is not associated with Cardiovascular Disease – How to make it look like it is

Rethinking Dietary Saturated Fat by Eric Westman

Use of dietary linoleic acid for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and death: evaluation of recovered data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study and updated meta-analysis

WHO: More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food

How soybean oil and other soy products are made: Infographic

Diseases of Civilization: Are Seed Oil Excesses the Unifying Mechanism?’ lecture by Dr. Chris Knobbe

Scientific studies and papers for the three main fats are located in the notes of Part 2.

The following two graphs are from Nina Teicholz’s book The Big Fat Surprise: