GREASE // ANIMAL FATS
A critical category represented by long-demonized, irresistibly delicious foods like bacon, butter and egg yolks. Characterized as ‘sacred’ foods and favored by our wise ancestors precisely because they are rich in vital saturated fat, these foods serve as carriers of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2, essential for mineral deposition in our precious bones and teeth. Yes, we’re talking animal foods like liver, lard and lobster, crustacean butter, cod-liver oil and chicken fat. This category of foods is abundant in the cholesterol necessary for proper brain development and nervous system function, optimal immunity, balanced hormones and successful reproduction. Dr. Weston A. Price’s seminal research into the diets of healthy indigenous populations around the globe demonstrated a ten-fold greater concentration of the nutrients found in these sacred foods among those thriving on their traditional diets compared to those consuming what he referred to as “the displacing foods of modern commerce”. The industry-conceived, government-sanctioned, media-driven fat-demonization of the last several decades has resulted in deranged metabolism and immunity, infertility and perhaps most insidiously, degradation of our precious mental health. A simple and immediate return to the ‘fat of the land’ diet our ancestors embraced might well spell the recovery of health and wellbeing our culture so desperately seeks.