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Healthy Fats For Life by Lorna Vanderhaeghe, BSc and Karlene Karst, BSc, RD Enlarge Image Email to a Friend Healthy Fats For Life by Lorna Vanderhaeghe, BSc and Karlene Karst, BSc, RD
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Product Description: 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 - improves 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. Healthy Fats For Life will show you 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 our 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

Pages: 247
Cover: Soft
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
Date Published: 2004
Edition: Second Edition Revised & Updated
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

About the Author: 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 award-winning and bestselling book The Immune System Cure, now published in six countries, and translated into French, Dutch and German, and author of the Canadian 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 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