For the past 70 some odd years, the health and medical professionals have been proselytizing the idea that saturated fats that we eat (like coconut oil and butter), not only have a strong correlation to the cholesterol in our blood, but that they clog our arteries and cause cardiovascular heart disease. There’s a lot of pseudo-science and dogma that upholds this mistaken beLief. So, let’s get the skinny on the real science behind fat.
The science used to ostensibly prove this so called “Lipid hypothesis” is extremely problematic. They often would just cherry pick countries of study that suited their hypothesis. Other questionable techniques they used to reverse engineer their hypothesis include feeding rabbits saturated fats. The poor bunnies did drop dead, but the flaw here is that rabbits are herbivores, and therefore are not designed to eat fat. Of course they are going to get sick and die! Continue reading