Good Fat?     
Basic Needs 2    
Saturated Fat 2    
Finding Good Fat 2    
The Good News 2    
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Your eyes need a constant supply of quality fats.
Fat Facts






  Basic Needs Cont.

The brain and central nervous system are largely constructed of fat. And even mild deficiencies are associated with mental and nervous disorders, from mild forgetfulness to schizophrenia1 and from peripheral neuropathy to multiple sclerosis. And just as with your other cells (though far more slowly) your body builds brain cells and wraps myelin (fat) around your nerves every day, thus requiring a steady supply of fat.

The fear of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) has led many to believe a low fat diet secures the path to good health. I have even heard of "no fat" diets, which defy the well-founded recommendations of a balanced protein, carbohydrate and fat diet. Clearly this contradiction stems from new evidence that some fats lead to heart disease, stroke and a number of other ailments only now being connected with bad fat. If fat is essential to good health and yet some fats cause disease, it begs the question: Where's the "good" fat?

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Some Symptoms of
Fat Deficiencies

dry skin
loss of hair
liver degeneration
behavioral disturbances
excessive water loss
drying up of glands
slow wound healing
arthritis-like conditions
circulatory problems
impairment of vision
impairment of learning
tingling sensations
motor incoordination
tissue inflammation

   1 Rudin, Donald O. M.D, Omega 3 Oils (New York: Avery Publishing Group, 1996), p. 120-125.
   2 Erasmus, Udo, Fats that Heal Fats that Kill (Burnany BC Canada: Alive Books, 1993), p. 44.


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