Podcast Episode Ten: Good Fats, Bad Fats, Fat Phobia

For years, we’ve been told to avoid fat in our diets, but recent research has proven that we’re doing major harm to our bodies by eating low-fat diets. So where did this “fat phobia” begin, and how can you reverse it in your own life?

In this episode, we’re diving into the basics of essential fatty acids–what they are, what they do for our bodies, and what happens when we don’t eat enough of them. Dr. Carling will share the effects of fat deficiencies in children and adults, and she’ll also explain which fats we need more of and which we actually should avoid.

What’s in this episode:

  • How low-fat diets are doing us more harm than good
  • The rise of “fat-phobia” in the diet and nutrition world
  • What essential fatty acids are and how to get them in our diets
  • How fats benefits our bodies and brains
  • How to know if you’re not eating enough fats
  • How essential fatty acid deficiencies affect children
  • What trans fats are and how they damage your body
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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