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Good Fats! Bad Fats!

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

DOC MAC's WEIGHT OPTIMIZATION COURSE


WITHIN THE ORGANIC STRAND OF THE HOPE PROTOCOL


THE GOOD FATS? THE BAD FATS?


“Godmade fats make you Healthy! Humanmade fats make you unhealthy.”
“Godmade fats help you lose weight! Humanmade fats hinder your weight loss journey.”

To reach a higher level of health, consume one tablespoon of organic, cold-pressed fruit fats or grass-fed dairy fat with each meal.


When I was in elementary school, the administration would physically assess all the students once a year. I was an above-average athlete, so my physical abilities were rarely questioned.


One day, I remember standing in line, waiting to be weighed. My school had two sixth-grade teachers, both men, the only male teachers in the school. The other sixth-grade teacher’s name was Mr. Leitz. I don't think he ever liked me. Now that I think about him, he gives me a few other stories to write about in the future. Anyways, we were all getting weighed. He was using an old-time doctor's scale. He would play with the balance and shout out the student's weight to someone recording them.


I stood there listening as the girls weighed 60 to 70 pounds. Everyone was typical back in those days.


After we were weighed, we would run off to recess. I got on the scale, and Mr. Leitz yelled out my weight.


“Mac weighs 110 Pounds! Wow, you're fat, Mac."

I heard gasps and chuckles behind me.


I remember looking around at the other students. Then I looked at him; he had this military-like look on his face, the look sergeants give recruits in the movies. He wore a flattop haircut. You probably know the type if you're over fifty years old.


I was embarrassed. When I turned to look at the line, I saw a girl I had a crush on. She didn't gasp or chuckle, but I could tell she was embarrassed for me.


I walked toward the playground with tears running down my cheeks.


I didn't pursue my crush after that. If a “who-said” told me that I was fat, I must be fat, and I knew that no cute girl would want a fat boyfriend.


Now that I was fat, the first thing I went off and did was go on a twelve-year-old diet plan. I started watching my fat intake.


In the sixties, we were all told that eating fat was what made us fat. If I avoided fat, I would lose weight. I cut my fat intake, and I had my mom purchase margarine. That's what the commercials on television told us to do.


The commercials also told us that we were fat because we were eating the worst kind of fat, saturated fat, which is found in butter and steaks. My mother switched from cooking with lard to cooking with Crisco to help me with my diet.


Of course, the low-fat diet successfully made me store fat. If you looked at pictures of me before Mr. Leitz told me I was fat, it was obvious that I wasn’t fat. I was athletic. If you look at pictures after he told me I was fat, I am what my mom called husky.


“Like estrogen dominance is another name for progesterone deficiency, a low-fat diet is another name for a high-carbohydrate diet.”

Eating a high carbohydrate diet caused me to store fat, and my stored fat makes the female hormone estradiol. Estradiol makes boobs on both girls and boys.


I was now not only ashamed of being overweight, which I wasn’t before I was told I was. Now I had shame for having boy boobs. I struggled with this shame until I was in my thirties.


Man boobs, well, in my case, boy boobs, destroyed my body-confidence, especially if I had to take my shirt off. I did not rid myself of those boy-boobs until I became a dedicated weight lifter. They're still there, but now they look like a bodybuilder's chest instead of boobs that should be bra-ed.


When my wife went into menopause forty years after Mr. Leitz told me I was fat. At that time, most diet gurus were still preaching from soapboxes about low-fat diets.

As you probably know by now, I had developed a menu for myself and my diabetic patients back in the Nineties.


It took me a while, but after trying nearly every diet I knew on her and other menopausal and andropausal patients and with none of those diets working, I eventually tried my diabetic menu on my patients in their pauses and viola; it worked.


"The key for both diabetics, menopausal, and andropausal patients was to keep insulin bottomed out and glucagon topped out."

As I developed The Meso-Pause Menu, I noticed that certain fats helped my patients lose weight faster, and other fats hindered their weight loss; in fact, these “bad” fats made them gain weight and become even more unhealthy.


Boom!


I studied how the vegetable fats, otherwise the human-made fats, were made, and I was appalled.


First of all, they are mainly made of seeds. These vegetable fats are processed over and over with the use of toxic chemicals. Vegetable fats are the epitome of human-made foods.


What makes these vegetable oils so “bad” is that they are pro-inflammatory.


“Vegetable oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids. Scientists have hypothesized that eating too much omega-6 can lead to increased inflammation in the body and potentially contribute to disease.”

As I researched fats and found they were all processed to some degree, I discovered that the God-made fats were processed solely by pressing them and squeezing the oil from them or churning milk and letting the fat rise to the top.


There were no harsh chemicals used when it came to processing the Godmade fats. I also discovered that in most cases, no heat was used to process Godmade fats. When heat is used, the fats are denatured.


“Denatured - to treat (a protein or the like) by chemical or physical means so as to alter its original state.”
“Denaturation, in biology, is the process of modifying the molecular structure of…”

When fats are simply made by pressing fruits, they are called virgin oils.


Virgin oils include olive, avocado, or coconut, which means no heat or chemicals were used to extract the fat. The oil is pure and unrefined.


“If you want to lose weight faster and be healthier, it is important to purchase organic cold-pressed virgin oils.”

Cold-pressed or first-pressed means that no heat was used.


We also recommend using butter and ghee. Please do not use margarine or butter that you can't believe is not butter. They are made from vegetable oils.


If you are near my age, you will remember that our moms always had a large can of Crisco near the stove. By the way, Crisco was the first vegetable oil. They would hydrolyze the oil to make it look like lard, but this process of hydrolyzing the fats made trans fats.


“Unlike other dietary fats, trans fats — also called trans-fatty acids — raise "bad" cholesterol and also lowers "good" cholesterol. A diet laden with trans fats increases the risk of heart disease, the leading killer of adults. The more trans fats eaten, the greater the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.”

So…eventually, the government banned transfats. The food companies had to figure out how to make oil without the formation of trans fats. That’s where liquid vegetable oils came to fruition.


GODMADE FATS


“If your goal is to lose weight, feel great, and live a long life, then Godmade fats are the fats you should use.”

And this is how you should use them.

  • High-heat cooking: cook your foods in organic extra virgin cold-pressed coconut and avocado oil.

  • Medium heat cooking: ghee and butter from grass-fed pasture-raised cows. Ghee and butter are not pressed or processed. Ghee uses heat, but it's just enough heat to melt the butter. Since butter is saturated fat, heating it like this doesn't cause harm.

  • Raw: We have found that Olive oil is fantastic raw. Pour it on all your foods.

“Vicky and I housed foreign exchange students from France and Spain during the summer for years. We discovered that the Mediterranean diet was simple; food is just an excuse to pour olive oil over.”

I remember being shocked when I saw these Mediterranean teenagers pour olive oil onto their pizzas.


Once I switched to God-made fats and threw away the human-made fats, she, me, patients, and clients climbed to a much higher level of health and well-being.

And we lost weight faster!


Recall from previous courses that inflammation is the primary source cause of what may cause our deaths. Chronic inflammation is the primary source cause of:

  • Most cancers, if not all

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Strokes

  • Alzheimer’s

Chronically consuming toxic vegetable oils will contribute to chronic inflammation.


“Human-made fats like vegetable oils made with the use of toxic chemicals are pro-inflammatory!”

One of the extra benefits we all saw from avoiding toxically made vegetable oils was a change in our thinking. Once we switched to God-made fats, our brain fog lifted, and we obtained better clarity, especially when it came to making decisions.


“Weighing about 3 pounds in the average adult, the brain is about 60% fat.”

You need fats from your diet to repair and expand your brain.


Do you want to use fake human-made fats or God-made fats to maintain a healthy brain?


KETOSIS


“By introducing a tablespoon of Godmade fats at each meal, the faster we will climb out of both the hormone and weight abysses of our pauses.”

Let me give you a quick explanation of how Godmade fats make you burn fat faster.

I am sure you have heard about the "Keto Diet." The Keto Diet is a diet where you try to eat 80% of your calories from fat. People who can do this lose lots of weight quickly.


“Nearly every woman or man that I have talked to and remember I talk to dozens of them every week tell me that the Keto Diet did not work for them.”

The keto diet does work when done properly. When your blood is filled with fat, your liver has the job of converting that fat into sugar (glucose).


Fat has 9 kcal of energy per gram. Sugar and protein have 4 kcal per gram. It takes a lot of work to turn fat into sugar.


When glucagon opens the exit doors of your cells and your stored fat is released, your blood becomes inundated with fat. The liver is overwhelmed by all this fat, and instead of making sugar out of this fat, it takes a shortcut and makes a protein called a ketone body.


As the liver turns your fat into ketones, the ketone levels rise in your bloodstream. The brain pays close attention to your blood ketone levels. When it sees a high level of ketones, the brain switches from eating sugar to eating ketones.


Your brain can only use sugar and ketones as fuel. It cannot eat fat because the fat molecule is too large and cannot pass through the blood-brain barrier.


People feel almost euphoric when the brain switches from sugar to ketones because ketones burn like natural gas; they leave no ash. Sugar burns like wood in a fireplace, leaving lots of ashes behind.


These ashes cause the brain to have to do a lot of janitorial work.


The brain has its own janitorial system. With the brain using sugar as its main form of fuel, lots of waste is made. To clean this waste, it has a special cleaning service.


“The waste management system (called the glymphatic system) is a series of tubes that carry fresh fluid into the brain, mix the fresh fluid with the waste-filled fluid that surrounds the brain cells, and then flush the mix out of the brain and into the blood. This occurs primarily during deep sleep.”

THE MAC FATS


COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is an interesting fat. It is very high in saturated fat, and this makes it controversial. For example, The American Heart Association does not like saturated fat. There are three types of saturated fats.

  • Long-chain

  • Medium-chain

  • Short-chain

“Despite being high in saturated fat, there’s some evidence that coconut oil can help with weight loss. The reason involves medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can lead to greater energy expenditure and calorie burn.”

You can purchase the MCT oil on its own, but this makes it humanmade; why not get the MCTs naturally in coconut oil?


But purchasing MCT rids the controversy of the high saturated fat content that goes along with coconut oil. You've probably heard of Bulletproof Coffee. It is a way to spark fat-burning first thing in the morning. Place MCT oil into your coffee, and you've placed a fire starter into your bloodstream.


I prefer placing grass-fed butter into my coffee.


But if want to try using MCT oil, here is an Amazon link to the original.


AVOCADO OIL

“Avocado oil is delicious, nutritious, and easy to use. It's rich in oleic acid (a monounsaturated fat), polyunsaturated fats, carotenoids, and other antioxidant-rich nutrients that are linked to improved heart, skin, and eye health.”

Here is an Amazon Link to purchase Avocado Oil.


GRASS-FED BUTTER

“Grass-fed butter is a good source of vitamin A and the antioxidant beta carotene. It also has a higher proportion of healthy, unsaturated fats and CLA than regular butter. What's more, it provides vitamin K2, a form of vitamin K that plays an important role in your bone and heart health.”

You can purchase grass-fed butter at most neighborhood grocery stores.


GRASS-FED GHEE

“Ghee is jam-packed with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid associated with a long list of health benefits. Some studies have found that CLA may be effective in reducing body fat, preventing cancer formation, alleviating inflammation and even lowering blood pressure. Keep in mind that grass-fed dairy provides a higher concentration of this important fatty acid. Opt for grass-fed ghee whenever possible, or be sure to use grass-fed butter if you’re making ghee at home.”

Here is an Amazon Link to purchase Grass-fed Ghee


OLIVE OIL

“At the end of the day, quality extra virgin olive oil is incredibly healthy. Due to its powerful antioxidants, it benefits your heart, brain, joints and more. In fact, it may be the healthiest fat on the planet.”

Here is an Amazon Link to purchase Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Promise Keeper: Throw out all of your human-made vegetable oils that are toxically made: rapeseed (canola oil), soybean, corn, sunflower, safflower, peanut, etc.


Promise Keeper: Use only God-made oils: Avocado, Coconut, Ghee, Grassfed Butter, and Olive oil.


HOMEWORK


Watch this video by Mark Hyman, MD, a 15 times #1 New York Times bestselling author, family physician, and international leader in the field of Functional Medicine, on why we should avoid vegetable oils.


🥑 Doc Mac


 

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THIS WEEK'S US-IE

Anniversary

Vicky and I celebrated another anniversary this week. This time, we went to the restaurant where we went on our first date, an Italian restaurant with lots of olive oil.


And remember...


"IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR HORMONES!"


"Because when your hormones are balanced, your weight, health, and mind will follow."

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My God-given purpose is to help women and men optimize themselves. It better be! It's the only thing I have ever done.

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