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Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

Author: Udo Erasmus

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Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill


This highly accessible book has become a classic in its field. Although it was first published in its present form in 1993 and focuses more on the body than the brain in its coverage of the importance of fats and oils to human health, it remains essential reading for anyone who wants to understand fatty acids - how they work, how they are transformed by food processing practices, and the practical implications of this knowledge. Anyone who cares about their health should read this book - and anyone who still believes in 'low-fat' diets should read it yesterday!

Reader's review from Amazon

When I first saw this book, I thought food was essentially carbohydrates, protein and fats, plus of course minerals and vitamins. My "knowledge" of fats was "avoid them!" plus "eat cod liver oil for omega-3". So why anyone would bother with a whole book on the subject was beyond me.

Yet, one idle day I opened the book in the bookstore, and behold - by the time it had left my hands I had somehow gone through the cash registry, paid for it, gone home, and had put it on the bedside table.

This book explains deep dietary issues in a straightforward manner. After reading it, you feel you KNOW how different factors in the diet work. You will not only know what to eat and what to avoid, but also why you are doing so, and which replacements you can use if some items are temporarily or permanently unavailable. Most of all - you will know how to eat healthily, to minimize risks of cancer, heart disease and other diseases down to dry skin. Read it!