Your “Extra-Virgin” Olive Oil May Not Be Extra-Virgin

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : September 4th, 2015 | No Comments

By Dr. Shilpi Bhadra Mehta Almost everybody think Extra-virgin oliveoil is good for health. The health benefits include its abundance of phytonutrients (nutrients derived from plants) that control inflammation, and powerful antioxidants with polyphenols lead the age-fighting pack. Olive oil has been associated with the prevention of cancer, strokes, and heart disease. But if your olive oil isn’t truly “extra-virgin,”…. Read More

Saturated Fat and Statins: Friend or Foe? Part 2

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : June 26th, 2015 | No Comments

By Dr. Shilpi Bhadra Mehta This widespread belief  that saturated fat is bad has led doctors to prescribe unnecessary, ineffective statins to prevent heart disease and high cholesterol and kept our focus off of the problem the decrease in saturated fats has created: obesity, an increase in refined carbohydrates and sweeteners. In an attempt to be healthier, we have followed…. Read More

Saturated Fat: Friend or Foe? Part 1

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : June 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment

By Dr. Shilpi Bhadra Mehta Good fat. Bad fat. High fat. Low fat. Saturated fat. Trans fat. Traditional fat. Manufactured fat.…Where does the madness end? With the abundance of seemingly contradictory advice out there, it can be beyond daunting to figure out which fats are friends and which fats are foes. In recent decades saturated fat has been labeled not…. Read More

Do You Fear Fat? Is Fat Going to Kill You?

Posted by : admin | Posted Date : May 22nd, 2015 | No Comments

By Dr. Shilpi Bhadra Mehta At the supermarket, do you yearn for the juicy rib eye but reach for the lean sirloin? Do you even consider the whole milk or just go straight for the skim? Do you stand clueless in front of the mammoth cooler of endless butter substitutes, wondering which one is supposed to be “healthiest” this week?…. Read More


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