The Healthy Home Economist Guide: Get Your Fats Straight
by Sarah Pope
Our favorite blogger, Sarah Pope of thehealthyhomeeconomist.com, knows what mothers are dealing with these days—lack of time, lack of resources, family stresses and frequent and recurring health problems in their children. These moms don’t have the time to do research on diet and health. They need answers, practical answers, and right away. What should they do first? Buy organic? Go on a diet? Detox?
It’s none of these, says Sarah. The most important first step is to get your fats right. That means getting the three most important fats in your diet right away: butter, coconut oil and cod liver oil. Then include all the delicious high-fat foods in your diet, such as egg yolks, whole milk and fatty meats. Make your own salad dressing with olive oil.
Sarah makes it practical, simple and easy to understand. She addresses the common fears, such as weight gain, effects on the gall bladder and inflammation, as well as concerns about cost. All of this is spelled out in short chapters that can be read at a soccer match or piano lesson.
A bonus is some great kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare recipes that provide lots of healthy fats and fat-soluble vitamins for your family.
Get Your Fats Straight is a great contribution to the literature on fats and oils, scientifically accurate yet geared to the layperson. It is available at Amazon as a Kindle eBook and in print both online and in major bookstores. This will make a great addition to your collection of books on diet and health. Thumbs UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2014