Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health
Should you cook with coconut oil or vegetable oil? Eat butter, cream, or olive oil? Supplement with fish oil or flax oil? Sometimes it seems as if everyone has a different opinion on these crucial questions--but this book holds real answers. Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Joseph Mercola teams up with cardiovascular expert Dr. James DiNicolantonio to cut through the confusion about how dietary fats affect our bodies and set the record straight on how to eat for optimal well-being.
Dr. DiNicolantonio, an internationally known and respected scientist, has spent nearly a decade studying the effects of different fats on the body. Dr. Mercola is one of the world's leading authorities on natural health. In Superfuel, they've gathered a wealth of information and insight in a form that's both impeccably researched and highly accessible.
You'll read about:
* The many health problems supposedly caused by saturated fat--that actually aren't
* Why the so-called healthy vegetable oils are actually making you sick and fat
* The optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats in your diet
* Foods that help resolve inflammation, increase longevity, and fight or prevent chronic illness
* A cyclical ketogenic eating plan that keeps your body burning fat as healthy fuel
* Supplemental fats such as fish oil, krill oil, and flax oil--what to take and how to choose
* Which oils you should cook with, how to use them, and why
* And much more
Drawing on Dr. DiNicolantonio's firsthand research at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, as well as hundreds of groundbreaking studies from the medical literature, Superfuel will give you the facts you need to optimize your fats and your health.
About the Author
Dr. James DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. A well-respected and internationally known scientist and expert on health and nutrition, he has contributed extensively to health policy and has even testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars. He is the author of The Salt Fix. Dr. DiNicolantonio serves as the Associate Editor of Nutrition and British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature. He is also on the editorial advisory boards of several other medical journals.
Dr. Joseph Mercola is a physician and New York Times best-selling author. He was voted the Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post and has been featured in several national media outlets including Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, TODAY, and The Dr. Oz Show. His mission is to transform the traditional medical paradigm in the United States into one in which the root cause of disease is treated, rather than the symptoms. In addition, he aims to expose corporate and government fraud and mass media hype that often sends people down an unhealthy path.