I have been reading some of Tucker Goodrich’s analysis of the role of seed oils in modern diseases and I believe that he presents a compelling case. I provide a link to his title article on this subject below.
My simple takeaway from reading many of the papers is that (a) excess carbs is bad, (b) excess Linoleic Acid (from seed oils) is bad, but (c) together they are much worse and probably toxic, particularly when a person loses blood glucose regulation.
We have updated our food guidance to further reduce the amount of Linoleic Acid (LA) consumed through the recommended diet.
What is LA? LA is a omega-6 polyunsaturated fat (PUF) predominately from grains/seeds such as soybean. LA is normally low in traditional diets and high in modern manufactured foods. It is also high in animals fed a diet of grains through intensive farming. Continue reading →