Industrial seed oils are killing us. They act like toxins in the body, accumulate in our body fat, increase feelings of hunger, hamper the body’s ability to utilize stored energy, and contribute to chronic disease. Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board-certified family physician and the author of “Deep Nutrition” and “The Fat Burn Fix.” Today, she identifies what she calls the “hateful eight” oils: canola, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower, soy, grapeseed and rice bran.
She explains how PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), in these industrial seed oils, cause inflammation and lead to a host of health problems. She offers insight on how to go about eliminating these oils from our diet and the benefits, such as increased energy and vitality, that we can expect as a result.
Highlights from the conversation include:
- The definition of PUFAs: polyunsaturated fatty acids
- The damage industrial seed oils can cause
- The “hateful eight”: corn, canola, cottonseed, soy, sunflower, safflower, rice bran, and grapeseed oil
- A mnemonic device to remember the hateful eight: CCC,SSS,GR
- How PUFAs act like toxins, accumulate in body fat, make us feel hungry & hamper our ability to utilize stored bodily energy
- How changing the types of oil we consume can increase metabolic flexibility
- How doctors have blamed cholesterol and saturated fat for diseases that are caused by inflammatory industrial seed oils
- How metabolically damaged people often eat 600-800 more calories than needed
- How the inflammatory effect of industrial seed is the driver of many chronic diseases
- How Cate learned at Cornell that that not all fats are bad for us
- Why Cate believes that rancid seed oils make us more vulnerable to COVID
- The difference between rancidity and oxidation.
Cate’s books “Deep Nutrition” and “Fat Burn Fix” on her website: drcate.com
Graphic & blog on the Hateful 8: https://drcate.com/the-hateful-eight-enemy-fats-that-destroy-your-health/