Good Fat?     
Basic Needs 2    
Saturated Fat 2    
Finding Good Fat 2    
The Good News 2    

Reading List     




  Reading List*

8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D.
Provides practical step by step advice for taking charge of your health. Has a section on the need to eliminate bad fats and add good ones to your diet.
The Perricone Prescription by Nicholas Perricone M.D.
Emphasizes the need for good fats for skin and overall health. Gives details on the essential fats and their role in the body.
Eat Fat, Lose Weight by Ann Louise Gittleman M.S., C.N.S.
Explores the dangerous myths of no/low fat diets and the benefits of good fats to health and weight reduction.
The Good Fat, Bad Fat Counter by Sheila Buff
Lists the trans-fat contents of many common processed food items.
Fats that Heal Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus, PhD
Easy to follow guide to the chemistry of nutritional fats. Discusses the benefits of healthy fats and dangers of bad fats. (formerly: Fats and Oils)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch, M.D.
Comprehensive reference contains overall nutrition basics, food sources for nutrients, and lists of specialized nutritional needs by common ailment.
The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book by Roy L. Swank, M.D.
Provides recipes using good fats and avoiding bad ones. This diet is useful for many chronic diseases including heart disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. Swank was one of the first doctors to recognize the connection between chronic disease and dietary fat.
The Omega-3 Connection Andrew L. Stoll, M.D.
Discusses the link between depression and lack of healthy oils in the diet.
Omega 3 Oils by Donald O. Rudin M.D., Clara Felix
Account of an early study on the health benefits of omega-3 oils. Purposes that a lack of good fats in the diet is the cause of many mental problems including ADHD and mood disorders.
DHA, a Good Fat: Essential for Life by James J. Gormley
Explains the uses of polyunsaturated fat (especially DHA) in the body and offers advise on the best ways to supplement DHA in the diet.
* None of the titles on this list are perfect. The scientists often have writing styles that are awkward and the physicians are prone to exaggeration of their treatment's medical benefits. Both groups lapse into criticism of manufactures, organizations and the government for letting the American diet deteriorate to this extent. Still, useful information on improving your diet and your health can be found in them.


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