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Guest Post: The Butter Debate – Good or Evil

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There has been an uptick in butter champions over the past couple years, but there’s still quite a bit of controversy surrounding the creamy condiment. So, should you use butter? How much? What about substitutions?

First thing’s first: What is butter?

Butter is the fatty portion of milk, which separates as a soft whitish or yellowish solid when milk or cream is agitated or churned.

The problem most people have with butter is the saturated fat content. Saturated fat can raise cholesterol and increased cholesterol translates into higher rates of heart disease. Heart disease is usually prevalent when someone is consuming large amounts of processed saturated fat, or if there is a genetic predisposition. But even with major complaints about butter, there are many benefits – as long as it’s pure.

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Bio-Hacking with the Bulletproof Exec

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Eat. Sleep. Work. Essential aspects of life we’re all familiar with. Having any one of these off track can mean big problems. Yet it can be difficult to get everything right, especially when so much of what might be wrong is going on inside of us.

Bio-hacking expert Dave Asprey has been using his own body as a walking laboratory for years to find out how to best optimize his health and performance. In our webinar last month he teamed up with WellnessFX CEO Jim Kean to offer tips and techniques that anyone can use to obtain laser focus, better sleep quality, and less body fat.

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Why Butter Is Good For You

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In the 50s and 60s the American government went on a campaign against dietary fats. Representatives of the American Heart Association appeared on national television to inform the general public that the consumption of butter, lard, eggs, and beef leads to coronary heart disease.

The man responsible for this movement was Ancel Keys, an American scientist who dedicated his life to studying the effects of diet on health. He conducted the Seven Countries Study, which followed more than 10,000 men spread out over the United States, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, and Japan. Over 40 years, the study found that the risk and rates of heart attack and stroke was related to the level of total serum cholesterol. Dr. Keys concluded that saturated fats (like those found in butter) were responsible for these results. Sounds good, right? But there’s just one thing . . .

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.