Yes, it’s true. The more saturated fat you eat, the healthier you will be, and all the while, losing weight at a gratifying rate.
How is this possible? In a study done by endocrinologist, James Hays, MD., he found that by putting his patients who were at risk for diabetes type II on a diet that consisted of *half* the calories coming from saturated fats and NO starches. they not only lost up to 5% of their body weight in six weeks but dramatically improved their cholesterol levels.
Importantly, the high-fat diet did not have harmful effects on cholesterol levels. In fact, the participants saw a lowering of the blood fat called triglycerides. “Bad” LDL and “good” HDL cholesterol levels didn’t change, but the size of the HDL and LDL molecules increased.
Larger LDL molecules are less likely to form artery-clogging plaques. Larger HDL molecules stay around in the body longer to clean up more plaque.
“We also saw a significant drop in glucose and insulin levels,” Hays reported to WebMD. Higher blood sugar (glucose) and insulin levels indicate the early signs of diabetes.
Hays told WebMD that he believes the heart-healthy benefits of his Atkins-like eating plan are because of its high intake of saturated fats — considered by most experts to *cause* heart disease.
“Cholesterol leaves our body through bile, and high-fat foods cause bile secretion,” he says. “Although I would caution that this is genetically determined, I think that most people are able to excrete huge amounts of cholesterol they’re consuming with this bile secretion.” Still, he advises that anyone starting any type of high-fat diet keep close tabs on their cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Dr. Hays experience reflects our own experience here at Patients Medical. The Silver Cloud Diet Full Fat Fast offers patients the opportunity to give their bodies a much-needed rest from the shocks of the Western Diet with its heavy emphasis on starches including processed foods, junk foods, sugars, high fructose corn syrup, chemicals and grains such as corn and wheat products.
We advise our patients to eat butter, bacon, eggs, red meat, fatty fish, and nitrate-free sausages for a week or two. Their blood work is quite dramatic after only a short stint on this program. Triglycerides can often return to normal within a couple weeks, cholesterol will go down, and insulin production will begin to normalize. Then we put the patients on a graduated program to reintroduce complex carbohydrates in a stepwise plan that helps them maintain the improved blood statistics and their weight.
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Dr. John Salerno
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New York, New York
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