The Model Health Show

The human food supply has changed drastically over the past 100 years with the industrialization of agriculture. And one of the most prominent changes to our diet has to do with the types of fat we eat. Commercially processed oils, like canola oil and soy oil, have become prominent ingredients in nearly every product on grocery store shelves. 

This change in the food supply doesn’t come without a set of consequences. Today, Dr. Cate Shanahan is back on The Model Health Show to discuss how processed seed oils are contributing to our rates of obesity and chronic diseases. Dr. Cate Shanahan is the leading authority on nutrition and human metabolism, and the author of the new book, Dark Calories. In this interview, Dr. Cate is sharing how eight common seed oils in our food supply are causing cellular damage, inflammation, and oxidative stress. You’re going to learn how processed oils are created, which specific oils to avoid, and better alternatives to include in your diet. Dr. Cate is the foremost expert in this subject matter, and today she’s bringing the latest science on seed oils to help you better nourish your body and fend off chronic diseases. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What percentage of the average person’s diet is processed seed oils. 
  • How vegetable oil is made. 
  • Why there is no safety testing for seed oils.
  • What oxidation is and how it works. 
  • Which oils are categorized as vegetable oils.
  • What the hateful eight are. 
  • The truth about a cooking oil’s smoke point. 
  • What refining does to oils. 
  • How just smelling processed oils can damage your health.
  • Why the medical industry affects the availability in our food supply. 
  • What the root cause of all chronic diseases is. 
  • The main causes of oxidative stress. 
  • How human fat cells have changed over time. 
  • Why vegetable oils build body fat that is hard to burn. 
  • How oxidative stress triggers inflammation. 
  • The connection between oxidative stress and autoimmune diseases.
  • How being metabolically healthy is different than being in a healthy weight range.
  • Why focusing on metabolic health is the key to controlling oxidative stress.
  • How antioxidants work in the body.
  • Dr. Cate’s top five favorite cooking fats. 

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