How Do Plant And Animal Fats Differ http://drthomaslodi.com How do plant and animal fats differ and how does it affect your health? I was asked what my opinion was on plant fats and helping heal cancer through diet. Would using plant fats such as hemp, flax, coconut, avocado and palm help contribute to healing from cancer? I was also asked about the Gerson diet which recommends a low fat diet, do you also recommend a low fat diet. First let me start here, plant fats are the only fats that we should consume. Animal fats are all saturated and that does not help contribute to health. As a comparison when you have plant fat at room temperature, it’s liquid. As an example, look at oil olive or corn oil. Animal fat at room temperature is solid, i.e. a piece of meat or Crisco in a can, etc. So if the animal fat is solid at room temperature you know that it’s going to be solid in your arteries and other places. Our bodies are going to have to go through a metabolic dance to keep it from causing any harm or blocking things that shouldn’t be blocked. Fat is essential. It’s one of the macro nutrients or fundamental nutrients that we can’t live without. Fat is necessary to repair old cells and to build new healthy cells. Fats make up the skin of every cell or the membrane. That skin or membrane has thousands of pores and all kinds of things that allow it to interact with its environment. It has receptors on it as well so when insulin or estrogen comes by it can interact as needed normally. This membrane is the most important part of the cell. It is the brains of the cell. It tells the cell nucleus what to do. It bases all its decisions on its immediate environment. I differ with Gerson and others on this topic of low fat diets as I believe we need high fat diets. The reason for a high fat diet and it’s not forever is because of the makeup of our current cells which have membranes on them. These membranes are made from the fats we have consumed all of our lives which include trans fatty acids, saturated fats, etc, and these fats are not appropriate for our biochemistry. As a result, we end up having very sluggish and inefficient cellular metabolism. We need to switch these over and flood the body with healthy fats for a period of at least nine months. It takes about nine months to have a new body. We get a new liver every 6 months, a new lining of the colon every three days and new skin every six weeks. Then, you drop down after the nine months of flooding your body with healthy fats to a low to moderate fat diet that are all from plant based fats.    • Food and Cancer      / @drthomaslodi  

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