Here's a link:http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/Abdominal-fat-and-what-to-do-about-it.shtml Visceral fat is the fat around your organs such as heart, liver and kidneys. It gives you that pot belly/beer belly look. I kind of have that... (more)
Are you making a comparison between visceral and subcutaneous fat? Or did you mean saturated? I don't see the comparison. All fats can become visceral or subcutaneous.
Are there any studies on the body's transition to saturated fat? Someone on here mentioned that the body replaces PUFA, and possibly trans fats, with saturated fat where saturated fat should ideally be.
I don't get why so many of us are deficient in Zinc? I think it's cause we need Vitamin D and such to help it function and it's a cascade of deficiencies? Cause people in undeveloped countries don't have acne, and I don't really think they have... (more)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2716748/ OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and 80% polyunsaturated and monounsaturated... (more)
I have heard this a lot from the no meat crowd. They claim that Long chain fatty acids (LCFA) from animal products are terrible, but conveniently, Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) found in coconuts, is okay to eat. Both are kinds of saturated fat.... (more)
I'm trying to find a Non saturated fat animal oil that I can make mayo, salad dressing, etc with. I could resort to using olive or Mac nut oil but I'd prefer to use an animal product. I've heard lard or bacon fat might fit the bill, but the lard I... (more)
If one designs a diet based solely on fruits, nuts and veggies (no soy, dairy, etc) that meets ALL of the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals with the notable exception of Vitamin D which can be supplemented very easily and contains... (more)
Hey paleo peeps. Well I eat a lot of fat, especially saturated and monounsaturated. I've been using coconut oil to cook my meals and lately i've been experiencing very tight chest pains, mostly on the left and a little on the right. They come and... (more)
I have seen this question asked before but and it seemed like it got a lot of answers but I'm not sure I ever saw an answers that the satisfied or helped the people asking the question. I recently got serious about getting rid of my sugar... (more)
I don't think it's a fat adaption thing if you've been eating paleo for a couple years. It may relate to bile production. Have you had any blood work done? You may have elevated liver enzymes or bilirubin.
Which type of fat is better for men trying to increase testosterone? I read a lot of articles online stating that monounsaturated fats are better than saturated for testosterone. I know to avoid most PUFA. Which type fat is better for overall health? (more)
Hi, I know that one of the benefits of saturated fats is that they are heat stable and generally I will reheat / reuse my fats several times. For example if I fry some bacon in pastured butter I will leave the residue in the frying pan to use the... (more)
I've gotten a full beef heart from my butcher. The butcher wanted to trim away all the connective tissue and fat on the heart for me, but i thought i'd like to see for myself. Upon cutting the heart i noticed that the saturated fat "encrusted" in... (more)
you can save the scraps, freezing them until you have a decent bag of them, and then render them into tallow (low heat crock pot). Or throw them into the stock pot. Or just eat it.
The health benefits of coconut oil are mentioned almost everywhere. Since changing to a Primal diet about 7 months ago, I've been eating a lot of coconut oil. Basically cooking with it three times a day and occasionally snacking on a tablespoon... (more)
I'm a fan of diversifying one's fat intake. Coconut, animal fats, butter, palm, olive, etc??? Coconut does come across as the paleo panacea, but it's just a good fat, one of many.
I am a 62 year old woman with a constant weight of about 185 for last few years. My blood glucose readings were always in the high 90's, and A1c was 5.8 - 6.0ish. I had coronary bypass in 2005 and have always eaten "healthy" meditteranean diet... (more)
I know saturated is great and I have no doubts about its greatness but I would love to know how it is metabolized by our bodies. Conventional Wisdom says it stays saturated and therefore "clogs our arteries", but when people use that as an... (more)
We all love eating saturated fat. Saturated fat is stable when heated and tastes great. Saturated fat is unfairly blamed for a lot of things. Kurt Harris eats a ton of saturated fat, and he has forgotten more than most of us will ever... (more)
I'm taking a cue from the Dr. Kurt Harris' PaNu plan and experimenting with using heavy cream and butter to increase my fat intake. To a lesser extent, I'm also including some Greek yogurt and cheese. Dr. Harris' own diet consists of 70%... (more)
I tried a PaleoNu type experiment with letting (primarily grass fed and/or organic) clarified butter, heavy cream, sour cream, and Greek yogurt into my diet for about 5 months this year. I gained about 8 pounds (50% fat, 50% lean), got loads of... (more)
both loren cordain and arthur devany are saying that eating saturated fat and glucose together at the same meal is a dangerous combination. i love blueberries with coconut milk. would that count as being dangerous?
Why does an animal or plant use different kinds of fat? Why are some animals higher in PUFA than others? And why are some higher in omega3 and others in omega6? Why are coconuts and palmseeds so high in saturated fat? And could the answer of... (more)
cold blooded animals have higher PUFA. warm blooded animals have higher saturated fat. Even within an animal, fat towards the center of the animal tends to be higher in saturated fat and fat towards the extremity higher in PUFA.
A bit of a chemistry question here, I was reading some labels on a "reese's minis" out of curiosity and at the end it listed less than 2% of: partially hydrogenated (palm, palm kernel oils)... and I've seen PH coconut oil in coffee creamers for... (more)
I was having a discussion with someone and we were talking about breastmilk's fat content. This person did not believe that human milk is high in fat. How much percentage of fat is in human milk and how much of it is saturated fat? Please cite... (more)
Yes, animal fat helps me sleep while coconut oil destroys my sleep. I cook with pastured lard in the evenings because I'm so sensitive to the coconut oil now, it's crazy. I sleep amazingly well after eating animal fat.