Looking back over the last 40 years, it’s hard to understand how we could have been so gullible. We believed that fat, and more specifically saturated fat (found primarily in animal foods), was thought to increase cholesterol and cause heart disease. Instead, we should switch to ‘heart healthy’ vegetable oils, like cottonseed, corn, safflower and soy oils. But recent evidence suggests this was a Faustian bargain. The industrially processed seed oils were much, much worse. It was all a terrible mistake that began with Crisco.
"Broda O. Barnes, M.D., the foremost researcher of the thyroid, went to Graz, Austria, and checked 70,000 autopsies recorded between 1930 and 1970. In his book Heart Attack Rareness in Thyroid Treated Patients, Dr. Barnes details a 20-year study with 1,569 patients. Among the women, 844 had no heart attacks, and men had only 4 of 72 expected heart attacks."
“There can be a great difference between eggs from chickens that really have adequate pasture, and the standard ones, but the labels aren’t likely to contain enough information." Raymond Peat, PhD